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Alison Bell
Lupus – Is It Really An Autoimmune Disease

Lupus – Is It Really An Autoimmune Disease

Written by Jordan Pie, Nutritionist & GAPS Practitioner. It's believed that over 5 million people worldwide suffer from some form of Lupus, and more than 90% of them are women. Many health professionals believe that lupus is an autoimmune disease and the immune response causes systemic inflammation that leads to the body attacking itself. Most autoimmune diseases affect one specific system, for example multiple sclerosis affects the spinal cord and brain. However, Lupus on the other hand can affect multiple systems in the body simultaneously such as; joints, organs, skin and the nervous system. Unfortunately, Lupus has many of the same...

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Alison Bell
The Little-Known Connection between Leaky Gut, Gluten Intolerance, and Gallbladder Problems

The Little-Known Connection between Leaky Gut, Gluten Intolerance, and Gallbladder Problems

Written by Chris Kresser Do you have trouble digesting fatty foods? Back pain or nausea? A sluggish gallbladder may be to blame. Recent evidence suggests that inflammation in the gut is closely related to gallbladder function. Read on to learn about the gut-biliary connection, how gluten might be involved, and how to get things flowing again. As Hippocrates once said, "All disease begins in the gut." Researchers have indeed found that many diseases are linked to changes in gut microbes or gut function. I've written many articles on connections between the gut and other organs on my blog: Gut-brain Gut-bone...

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Alison Bell
Fragrance: The New Second Hand Smoke

Fragrance: The New Second Hand Smoke

Written by Elizabeth Conway Scents are not just a nuisance for people who are averse to them, they can actually cause health problems. As if we needed another reason to stop using fragranced products, a recent analysis foundthat fragrance was the official culprit in a number of  work-related reports of asthma. The study looked at asthma associated with exposure to air fresheners, perfumes, colognes, and other personal care products in the workplace. Interestingly, almost a quarter of cases of fragrance-associated asthma in the workplace occurred in workers who had no previous history of asthma, but developed it as a result of exposure to...

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Alison Bell
7 Food Additives that Trigger Leaky Gut

7 Food Additives that Trigger Leaky Gut

Written by Dr Axe. If you are dedicated and serious about healing leaky gut and autoimmune disease, I need you to know about a recent study that IDs seven food additives that trigger leaky gut, or at the very least contribute to the condition. So what, exactly, is leaky gut? Known in the medical literature for more than a 100 years "intestinal permeability," in my opinion, many modern doctors don't know how to ID and treat leaky gut. That's a shame because it's believed to be at the root of  which is at the root of many diseases. Signs and symptoms you have leaky...

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