Living Well & Understanding the Body

What Does “Organic” Really Mean? (Part Two)

GAI consulted Dr. Aristo Vojdani to learn about the mechanisms at play when it comes to food, organic food, and autoimmune disorders, how red meat and dairy affect the body and immune system, and which foods are recommended to lessen autoimmune risk.

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Culinary Medicine: Autoimmunity and Healthful Eating

If you have an autoimmune disease, you may know that eating well and eliminating unhealthy foods can reduce the risk of developing unwanted signs and symptoms. Identifying the foods that can specifically initiate your flare-ups may help you heal and feel better as you manage your autoimmune condition. Read more about the diets you can consider following to minimize triggers, and talk to your healthcare provider about which one may work best for you.

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Mental Health is Collaborative

In addition to the management of symptoms and treatment, mental health support is vital to caring for autoimmune disease. Researchers recognize that mental health care is a collaborative effort. A recent study that investigated the prevalence and identification of neuropsychiatric symptoms in systemic autoimmune rheumatic disease (SARD) patients found that 55% of patients suffered from depression, and 57% were struggling with anxiety.

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