Tag Archives: autoimmune disorder

Celiac disease: a hidden cause of osteoporosis

December 24, 2012

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by Marianne Crafts-Brandner —  One night, at the age of 62, Doreen rolled over in bed and fractured a vertebra in her spine. Unable to move, she had to be rescued by an emergency medical team. She spent three weeks flat on her back in a hospital bed. Initial tests showed that she had severe […]

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Oprah Winfrey’s troublesome thyroid

March 5, 2012

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by Dr. Mark Starr —  Oprah Winfrey’s metabolism has been up and down — and up again. Adventures with the bathroom scale and swings in energy eventually got her focused on her thyroid. In her magazine, she wrote: “My body was turning on me. First [it was] hyperthyroidism, which sped up my metabolism and left […]

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Autoimmune diseases and your brain

February 27, 2012

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by Stephanie Reese, Ph.D. —  An autoimmune disorder is a condition that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. Normally the immune system’s army of white blood cells helps protect the body from harmful substances, called antigens — bacteria, viruses, toxins and cancer cells. The immune system produces antibodies that […]

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