9 Signs Of Lupus All Women Should Be Able To Recognize

Like many autoimmune diseases, lupus affects more women than men. In fact, 90 percent of people diagnosed with the life-long condition are young women between the ages of 15 and 34, according to the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation. (S.L.E. stands for systemic lupus erythematosus, the full name of the disease.) As with its chronic cousins Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, multiple sclerosis, and more,…

Low-Carbohydrate Diet Superior to Antipsychotic Medications

A Cutting-Edge Conference This summer, I was fortunate to participate in the groundbreakingInternational Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research(link is external)(ISNPR) conference held in Bethesda, Maryland. The meeting was truly inspiring and exciting to those of us who believe that nutritional approaches are the way forward in the treatment of mental healthdisorders. While the majority of the presentations at this…

What Does Narcissistic Abuse Look Like?

Vanity is not becoming. The more in love with ourselves we are, the more difficult it is for others to feel the same. I’m all for self-love, but there is a definite line between self-love and self-centered. The term “narcissism” dates back to the demigod Narcissus himself. According to Greek mythology, Narcissus was the exceptionally handsome…

When Surgery Becomes Necessary for Lupus Patients

Lupus and Surgery: Kidney Transplant Although many people with lupus have some kidney involvement, most respond to medical treatment and very few go on to the point of kidney failure. But when kidney failure does occur, surgery may become necessary. The filtering units of the kidneys, called the glomeruli, work to remove waste from the…

The Two Faces of Narcissism in Romantic Relationships

The quality of grandiose narcissism, in which people need to see themselves as superior to everyone else, is not that compatible with good social relationships and especially not good romanticrelationships. It’s not pleasant to be with a partner who always needs to show his or her superiority over you. However, there is one slight exception to this…

3 Tips for Exercising with Multiple Sclerosis

Sticking to new years resolutions to get fit are hard enough for the majority of people, but MS can make it an even bigger challenge.  Try these 3 tips for exercising with multiple sclerosis. Raise the Bar Many people with disabilities are a little intimidate by large pieces of exercise equipment, especially when they are…

Self-Care Tips for Vitiligo Patients

Vitiligo is one among many autoimmune disorders. With an autoimmune disorder, the immune system has become confused. It sees the healthy tissue of the body as a foreign substance that it must protect you against. It then attacks this ‘foreign’ tissue. In the case of vitiligo, it attacks the cells that produce skin color –…

6 Tips to Help Children with Down Syndrome Get a Good Night Sleep

Children with Down syndrome are more likely to experience difficulties with sleep than other children of the same age.   There are two main causes of these sleep problems.  The first is physical causes which can include temporary illnesses like an ear infection to more chronic conditions like sleep apnea.  The second is behavioral causes like poor sleep hygiene.  These…

The Secret Language of Narcissists: How Abusers Manipulate their Victims

Society assumes that everyone has a conscience and the ability to empathize. In fact, 1 in 25 people in the United States are estimated to be sociopaths, according to Harvard psychologist Martha Stout. Narcissists (those who meet the criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder), sociopaths and psychopaths, speak in the language of crazy-making, of projection, of…

Five ways to boost your memory

Anyone can improve their memory, unless they are experiencing memory loss as part of a medical condition. Whether you want to ace your science test, enter the World Memory Championships, or preserve and enhance your memory as you age, we have some memory-boosting tips that may help. Memories are the building blocks of our internal…