Blog — autoimmune

Alison Bell
Feeling Tired All The Time?

Feeling Tired All The Time?

About 70 percent (!) of the body’s energy goes toward digesting our food. So the obvious first step in treating a condition of constant tiredness would be to consume food that is easy to digest.

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Alison Bell

Am I A Fraud?

Am I A Fraud?

I need to admit something - I have felt like a fraud. I speak and write all about gut health, the benefits of bone broth, and share as much research on the microbiome as I can…. all while mine is a complete mess. It is at times embarrassing. Who am I to talk of the benefits of bone broth while I look the way I do? While I struggle with anxiety, panic attacks, food intolerances, bloating, toxicity, obesity, autoimmune disease in the form of hashimoto's hypothyroid, fibromyalgia, lupus and chronic fatigue syndrome…. How can I claim to know what is good for healing when...

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Alison Bell
Are Holes in Your Gut Causing Chronic Inflammation?

Are Holes in Your Gut Causing Chronic Inflammation?

Written by Dr Sara Gottfried M.D.  When your body is healthy, you have a powerful army that defends you against invading bugs and foreign particles, such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites. That army is your immune system, and it polices your gut and blood stream for anything it deems foreign. Your immune system is a complex network of specialized cells and organs that work hard to differentiate between self and “nonself”—that is, between what’s you and what’s not. Your immune system’s main weapon is to make antibodies against germs and large particles. Unfortunately, your army can sometimes mistakenly identify your...

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