Monthly Archives: June 2015

Stress and the Immune System

The second step in Dr. Susan Blum’s four-part Immune System Recovery Plan is to Balance Your Stress Hormones.  Stress has a direct effect on the immune system, thus on inflammation. (To review step 1 of Dr. Blum’s Immune System Recovery Plan, read our last blog post here.) We all know stress is bad for our…
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Integrative Medicine’s View on the Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Dr. Susan Blum wrote her book, The Immune System Recovery Plan, about how to reverse autoimmune disease.  This is really a very thorough approach to healing inflammation. Dr. Blum systematically uses functional medicine to address all the triggers for autoimmunity, which I will share in four separate blog posts.  And this is not just theory.…
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My Personal Experience with Healing

I’m so excited to be free of my surgery recovery period and hand immobilization! Friday was my first time doing yoga without my splint in months, and I feel like a new person. It really is a new day! On January 30, I tore ligaments in my thumb skiing, finally had surgery on March 3,…
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