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By Micah Yu, MD, MHA, MS, ABOIM, DipABLM, IFMCP

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Vitamin D, often referred to as the "sunshine vitamin," is more than just essential for bone health. It plays a vital role in various bodily functions, including immune regulation.

Shedding Light on Vitamin D’s Role in Sjögren’s Syndrome

Sjögren's syndrome (SS) casts a shadow of dryness over lives. This autoimmune disease disrupts the exocrine glands, those responsible for producing...
Mucilage, the hero of marshmallow root, is a complex polysaccharide. Think of it as a long chain of sugar molecules that have a remarkable ability to absorb water. This water absorption creates the mucilage's signature sticky, gel-like texture. This gel plays a key role in marshmallow root's potential health benefits.

Marshmallow Root: Nature’s Fluffy Comfort for Aches and Irritations

The name "marshmallow root" might conjure images of gooey campfire treats, but this plant offers far more than just sweetness. Marshmallow root...
The magic of evening primrose oil lies in its unique fatty acid profile. Essential fatty acids are crucial for various bodily functions, but our bodies can't produce them on their own. We rely on dietary intake or supplementation to fulfill this requirement. Evening primrose oil shines with its rich content of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a specific type of essential fatty acid.

Health Benefits and Uses of Evening Primrose Oil

Evening primrose oil, a golden elixir extracted from the delicate seeds of the evening primrose flower (Oenothera biennis), has captured the...
Research found a strong link between perfluoroalkyl fluoride (PFAS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), hinting that PFAS could be a significant environmental factor contributing to RA's development and worsening.

The Effects of Perfluoroalkyl (PFAS) Substances on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Research found a strong link between perfluoroalkyl fluoride (PFAS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), hinting that PFAS could be a significant...

Shedding Light on Vitamin D’s Role in Sjögren’s Syndrome

Sjögren's syndrome (SS) casts a shadow of dryness over lives. This autoimmune disease disrupts the exocrine glands, those responsible for producing...

Marshmallow Root: Nature’s Fluffy Comfort for Aches and Irritations

The name "marshmallow root" might conjure images of gooey campfire treats, but this plant offers far more than just sweetness. Marshmallow root...

Health Benefits and Uses of Evening Primrose Oil

Evening primrose oil, a golden elixir extracted from the delicate seeds of the evening primrose flower (Oenothera biennis), has captured the...

The Effects of Perfluoroalkyl (PFAS) Substances on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Research found a strong link between perfluoroalkyl fluoride (PFAS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), hinting that PFAS could be a significant...

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How I Managed My Conditions

I woke up one day with severe joint pain and was diagnosed with gout. However, my joint pain transformed over the years and I was eventually diagnosed with spondyloarthritis as well. Because of my own diseases, I decided to go into a career of Rheumatology to help patients going through similar problems that I have. From one joint to multiple joints, I thought I was going to be disabled by my 30s.

After going through multiple trial and errors, I used food as medicine and found how powerful plants were in my healing journey. Because of my fight with these autoimmune diseases, I knew I had to send a message to the world that there is hope to fight these painful diseases.

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