13 Unique Autoimmune and Chronic Illness Gifts

Birthdays and holiday season present a uniquely perplexing dilemma: what presents should you gift your loved ones? The perfect present combines need, utility, and aesthetics in one--an especially difficult combination to find on the market when looking for gifts for loved ones with autoimmune and chronic illnesses. To ease your search, here are 13 ideas for unique autoimmune and chronic ilness gifts to get you started.

Tasty Holiday Recipes for Autoimmune Diets

The holiday season is nearly synonymous with the rich, decadent aromas of luxurious dishes such as mulled cider, spiced ham, and freshly baked cookies. However, irritating ingredients such as gluten and dairy serve as an effective roadblock that prevents autoimmune patients with specific diets from enjoying these scrumptious holiday treats. To help you circumvent such an issue, here are some tasty holiday recipes that cater to autoimmune diets.

Our Favorite Turmeric Recipes for Reduced Inflammation

Turmeric has seen a recent rise in popularity in popular health and nutrition culture--and for good reason! This powerful plant root has numerous health benefits, only one of which is strong anti-inflammatory properties. Here are some of our favorite turmeric recipes to help reduce inflammation naturally.

Food Spotlight on Multiple Sclerosis

Just as food is fuel for our bodies, it is also one of the best natural medicines for our bodies. Autoimmune diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis can be largely affected by certain foods. Continue reading to learn how to use food as a health enhancer and a therapy agent to help mitigate the symptoms of MS.

Food Spotlight on Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Food can be a wonderful, indulgent component of daily life. For patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, however, functional disorder and inflammation of the intestines poses a serious hurdle when considering what foods to consume. To help make navigating food for patients with IBS easier, here is a compilation of helpful tips on managing your diet, what foods to indulge in, and which ones to avoid for patients with IBS.

Food Spotlight on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Stacking up a plethora of pills and potions day in and day out to combat your Rheumatoid Arthritis can become tedious and exhausting very quickly. However, food therapy provides a more facile and enjoyable method for managing your illness. Here is a compilation of helpful tips on navigating your diet, what foods to indulge in, and which ones to avoid, for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

How to Enjoy Thanksgiving with an Autoimmune Disease

Autumn is nearly synonymous with buttery pecan pie, soft pumpkin bread, and decadent roasts. These hearty dishes threaten the waistlines of just about everyone but can pose a particularly diffcult health hurdle for those with autoimmune diseases. To help you better navigate the upcoming holiday season, here are some autoimmune diet-friendly recipes to indulge in this Thanksgiving.

Fibers, Fats & Polyphenols Key for Immune Health

Triglycerides, polyphenols, omega-3, fiber, sterols--the list of biomolecules necessary for good health can seem daunting and endless. Here DrBonnie360 deep dives into three of these dietary components--fibers, fats, and polyphenols--to elucidate their role in immune health and why they are necessary.

Halloween with an Autoimmune Disease

Halloween is a hard holiday for a restrictive autoimmune diet, but these restrictions shouldn’t have to get in the way of participating in holiday festivities. Here are a few of out favorite autoimmune-friendly Halloween treats to get you and your kids in the Halloween spirit!