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Quercetin is a powerful plant pigment found in many of the foods we eat. This natural compound belongs to a group of substances known as flavonoids, which are celebrated for their health benefits. You'll find quercetin in a variety of colorful fruits, vegetables, and grains, where it contributes to their vibrant hues and offers numerous health advantages.

Nature’s Secret Weapon: Exploring the Remarkable Benefits of Quercetin

What is Quercetin? Quercetin is a powerful plant pigment found in many of the foods we eat. This natural compound belongs to a group of substances...
The Vitamin D Connection to Reduced Sjögren’s Disease Risk

The Vitamin D Connection to Reduce Sjögren’s Disease Risk

Sjögren's Disease is an autoimmune condition marked by the infiltration of lymphocytes into exocrine glands, alongside systemic symptoms like...
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...

Nature’s Secret Weapon: Exploring the Remarkable Benefits of Quercetin

What is Quercetin? Quercetin is a powerful plant pigment found in many of the foods we eat. This natural compound belongs to a group of substances...

The Vitamin D Connection to Reduce Sjögren’s Disease Risk

Sjögren's Disease is an autoimmune condition marked by the infiltration of lymphocytes into exocrine glands, alongside systemic symptoms like...

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...

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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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