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

By | Autoimmune Disease, Chronic Pain, Nutrition | No Comments
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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Are These Foods Making Your Crotch Hurt?

By | Autoimmune Disease, Chronic Pain, Mystery Symptoms, Nutrition | No Comments
If you experience painful sex and/or have been diagnosed with chronic vulvar pain, vulvodynia, or urethritis, the trouble you’re experiencing could be caused by your body’s inability to properly expel oxalates.

Oxalate, aka oxalic acid, is a naturally-occurring substance found in a variety of foods, especially plant foods. A person with optimum digestive health has plenty of good bacteria in their gut to digest and eliminate it harmlessly.

However, if you live with an autoimmune disease or a chronic illness that causes your digestive system to malfunction, oxalates may build up in your system and cause serious health problems.

The most common health problems related to oxalate toxicity (a build-up of oxalate in the system) are kidney stones and vulvodynia.

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