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Information, Validation, and Accommodation for the Chronically Ill

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Hello, I’m Jaime. Welcome to I Told You I Was Sick. Here you will find information, validation, and accommodation for those with chronic illness. 

Information – Well-researched, scientifically-backed articles about chronic illness, chronic pain, and invisible illness.

Validation – You’re not alone, and you’re not crazy. Even if your chronic illness hasn’t been diagnosed, I believe you, and I know you’re not making it up for attention!!

Accommodation – Advocacy, accessibility, and product recommendations to make living with a chronic illness a bit more…well, livable. 


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Could Supplementing With Vitamin D Help Regulate Your Overactive Immune System?

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Studies have shown that people with autoimmune disease are deficient in vitamin D, but the jury is still out on whether vitamin D deficiency contributes to the development of autoimmune disease, if it’s a symptom of autoimmune disease, or if it’s a bit of both.

 

Whatever the case, vitamin D is a critical nutrient millions of people are deficient in (whether they have an autoimmune disease or not). This has to do in part with the fact that we don’t spend nearly as much time outdoors as we used to, and in part with the fact that the Standard American Diet (SAD) lacks the essential nutrients our bodies need to function at their best.

 

Furthermore, many people have poor digestion due to an insufficient level of digestive enzymes, reduced intestinal flora, chronic inflammation, and/or gastrointestinal disorders.

 

In this article, we’ll look at a few common autoimmune diseases and how vitamin D deficiency and supplementation may affect these conditions.

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