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Taking a walk in the woods, sitting under the trees, or being in a green area, are all ways that we can support our innate immune system. Our immune system responds favorably to activities that are relaxing, positive and joyful. Here’s why and how: Listening to the...read more
Family can be a wonderful social support and connection if the relationships are positive and healthy. However, some of us lack healthy family interaction and will develop these ties with other social groups. Others have a combination of family, social groups and...read more
Often when autoimmune disorders affect us, it's helpful to give the gut a rest by removing the foods that most commonly cause inflammation. If you do a search, there are a variety of food plans that are titled “elimination” eating plans. They can be helpful, and it's...read more
The mind-body connection with our immune system is an important factor in making ourselves more “bullet-proof” when it comes to stressful situations. In 2013, scientists looked at how people responded to sudden stressors such as public speaking and challenging math...read more
The holidays are a joyous time. Winter is almost here, the hot chocolate is flowing, the snow is still fresh and beautiful, and we have more time to spend celebrating. However, the holidays can also be a time of great difficulty, especially if we are grieving a loss....read more
Autoimmune Disease When we take a look at the causes of autoimmune disease, the most influential piece of the puzzle is the community of organisms that live in our gut. The gut is the largest area of our bodies that is in contact with the outside world. In fact, if...read more