Rapid Spread of COVID-19 from China to World
November 2019 - March 2020

We review the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. We summarize what we know about the disease spread from its origins in Wuhan, Hubei, China, probably in November 2019. We trace its rapid expansion all over our highly connected world through March 2020. We link to many news and information sources, some of which have further links.

COVID-19 Autoimmune Patients’ Stories
Plus functional MD advice

Autoimmune patients are self-isolating since they risk severe COVID-19 disease. Patients tell their stories in the links. MDs specializing in autoimmune share self-help tips for coping during the pandemic.

Food Safety During COVID-19
Steps to Eating Safer During the Crisis…No One is Immune, So Take Care

Fresh food safety during COVID-19

A clean food supply is critical during normal times, but what happens in a pandemic? Click on the picture to read news you can use to make sure your food is safe.

Autoimmune-Friendly Non-Toxic Makeup Products

Those afflicted with autoimmune conditions know just how tricky it is to find makeup products that don't cause a flare up in your symptoms. Our team has looked into what exactly is behind this aggravation of symptoms, and what products you should use instead, to avoid this.

HLTH Conference II: Patient Reported Data to Reduce IBD Complications – SonarMD

With the immensely augmented prevalence of autoimmune and gut disease, we certainly need innovation in this field. SonarMD is producing just that with care coordination and therapeutic organization for patient of IBD. Check out our post to read more about how SonarMD is changing the gut health game.

HTLH Conference I: Helping GI Patients Between Doctor Visits – Vivante Health

Everyone loves meeting new people, and we met a whole lot at the HLTH conference. With that said, we’d like to introduce you to Bill Snyder, the president of Vivante. Bill knows the struggle of a stomach ache, and so he had a lot to say about Vivante's new GIThrive technology. Click here to learn about the system that can tell you exactly what's happening during those bad bowel movements.

For the Future of Our Families: Flawed Yet Functional

We are responsible for crafting a better future for our families and the legacies we leave behind with them. Not only is this necessary in the values we instill in our children, it is also necessary in the way in which we protect and defend their health. Emily Stauch at Flawed Yet Functional understands the magnitude of this responsibility and activity seeks to fulfill it via her blog, in which she details healthful foods, exercises, and healthy lifestyle habits so that the health of future generations remains secure.

Comfort in Community: Thyroid Refresh

Struggling with an underaddressed and invisible illness like many autoimmune conditions can be incredibly isolating and lonely. The support of a community, thus, makes working through an autoimmune diagnosis much more feasible. Thyroid Refresh provides an interactive game and community to thyroid patients that allows members the resources and encouragement to thrive.

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