Monday, February 27, 2012

TheraLife: Joint Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sjogren's Syn...

TheraLife: Joint Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sjogren's Syn...: Joint pain are very common in primary Sjogren’s Syndrome and often related to a mild inflammatory arthritis, affecting in particular the s...

Joint Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sjogren's Syndrome

Joint pain are very common in primary Sjogren’s Syndrome and often related to a mild inflammatory arthritis, affecting in particular the small joints of the fingers, wrists, and ankles.  Some people have more severe forms of arthritis, with features of rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus.

TheraLife Autoimmune formula is effective in reducing the frequency of joint flares and control joint pain and stiffness.   See testimonials for more details.

Let’s examine the various joint pains associated with varies Sjogren’s Syndrome

A. Primary Sjogren’s Syndrome:

Joint pain can occur in the absence of rheumatoid arthritis ( RA factor of blood being negative)  in people with primary Sjogren’s Syndrome.   This kind of joint pain is usually associated with Polyarthritis, Arthralgia alone or Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia
Some people with Sjogren’s Syndomre may have joint pain as a result of fibromyalgia.  However, fibrmyalgia arises from the muscles, which may be perceived as coming from the joints.  Fibromyalgia pain is present on a nearly daily basis, with flares of increased pain triggered by increased exertion,  lack of sleep and stress.

The arthritis of primary Sjogren’s is mildly inflammatory and a manifestation to the systemic autoimmune disease.  The factors that causes this joint pain include immune complexes, or inflammatory mediators (such as cytokines- which induce physiologic changes in various tissues).  The immune reaction may be directed specifically at a structural component of the joint, there by inciting an inflammatory response.

B. Secondary Sjogren’s Syndrome:  Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus+ Sjogren’s

Secondary Sjogren’s  have an underlying systemic rheumatic disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic  lupus erythematosus , or scleroderma.  Arthritis is a prominent feature of these systemic rheumatic diseases.  The distinction between primary Sjogrens with arthritis and Sjogrens occurring in the setting of rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus can be difficult.  Both  sets of people may have positive tests for rheumatoid factor ( RA) and antinuclear antibodies ( ANA), markers of RA and Lupus respectively.  Additionally a positive CCP (cyclic citrullinated peptide) antibody test in a primary Sjogrens’ does not always imply the presence of rheumatoid arthritis.  In general, secondary Sjogrens  occurs in rheumatoid arthritis who have had the disease for many years.  Systemic lupus is diagnosed when certain types of medical problems occur together, such as specific  rashes, inflammation of the lung or heart lining, inflammation of the kidney (glomerulonephritis) and blood abnormalities ( low white counts, low platelets, or anemia).

C. Sicca Syndrome- dry eye/dry mouth

Some people have dryness of their eyes and mouth but do not have any signs of an underlying autoimmune disease.  Since they don’t have positive SS-A and /or SS-B antibodies and do not have  a positive lip biopsy.  They are often not labeled as Sjogren’s.  These people often have joint pain.   Sometimes, medications that block estrogen production (treatment for breast cancer) can give rise to Menopausal Arthritis.
Natural Alternative Relief for Autoimmune Related Joint Pain:
  1. TheraLife Autoimmune –contain ingredients that: -   targets intracellular stimulation of both tear and salivary secretion glands.
    -  strongly regulates the immune system to control and reduce flares;
    -  strongly anti-inflammatory;
    -  all natural without the side effects of potent drugs.   See more details below.
  • Moist Heat to the hands with a paraffin bath can help relieve stiffness of the fingers and wrists in the morning
  • Gentle exercise, including Tah Chi, yoga and dancing can strengthen muscles and preserve joint range of motion.
  • Nutritional supplements, such as glucosamine or fish oils, also may help some people
  • Diet- use elimination diet to reveal certain food that aggravate joint pain.  Start with elimination of diary, bread, or excessive salt can reduce joint pain in some individuals.
To learn more how TheraLife Autoimmune works:  click here

Testimonials

I was diagnosed with Sjogrens Syndrome 4 years ago.  Nothing really
worked for me in the past, until a friend recommended me to TheraLife.
After 2 months, my eyes, dry mouth and joint pain had improved so much.
- J.K. Reno, NV
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I am a 45 yr old women who has Sjogrens Syndrome and Rheumatoid
Arthritis. I have had many eye ulcerations due to dry eyes. Ointments, all kinds of eye drops
were not helping. I could not stand to go outside due to the sensitivity to the sunlight, could not goto movies and was in constant pain.


I was desperate for relief of any kind. I came across Theralife on the internet
and thought why not give it a try! Within 3-4 weeks I noticed a difference. No more joint pain.
It has improved my quality of life quite a bit. I'm so happy I found this product,
I can’t be without it.
! - D. , Billings, Montana
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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Dry Eye Syndrome- Light Sensitivity and Corneal Abrasion


Have you been diagnosed with chronic dry eye syndrome and your eyes are very sensitive to light?

Bright light makes your eyes water, while sunglasses help them feel better. You maybe experiencing a “ photophobia”-  light sensitivity or intolerance to light.

Dry eyes can cause your eyes to feel sore. Even though they are dry, the feeling of being watery (especially when exposed to bright light) may occur due to poorly spreading tears ( tear break up time), or insufficient tear volume (Shirmer’s test)

TheraLife Eye can help you relief dry eye syndrome.  One of the first sign of improvement is light sensitivity.

There are different degrees of photophobia. Some people are sensitive only to sunlight, and others to any type of brightness, including fluorescent or incandescent light. When experiencing this sensitivity, you may notice squinting or the need to close your eyes.

For people with dry eyes, there is the possibility of light sensitivity being triggered by corneal abrasion or medication. This may also causes eye pain, soreness and severe photophobia, even in very low-lighting conditions. There are several things your health-care professional may need to know to help determine the cause of your light sensitivity:

To better understand, it would be very helpful to know the following:
  • When did the soreness begin?
  • Is the pain or sore feeling in or around your eyes?
  • Does it feel as if there is something in your eyes?
  • Do you have other symptoms (fever, joint aches)?
  • Do your eyes burn?
  • Is the pain worse when you move your eyes?
It is important to know that your symptoms can run the gamut from minor to major concerns. For example, tired or sore eyes after a long period of working at your computer (computer vision syndrome) is minor and is not the type of pain needing urgent medical attention. However, it would be best to immediately call your eye specialist if your pain is severe, constant and includes any changes in your vision; if you need to wear sunglasses indoors; or if the photophobia is accompanied by fever, headaches, blurry vision or red eyes, as there may be a concern for meningitis.

People with lighter-colored eyes tend to be more sensitive to bright light, as are those taking certain medications (doxycycline, tetracycline, fursemide). Speak to your pharmacist or physician about medications that may cause photophobia.

When it comes to photophobia accompanied by eye soreness or pain, there are common eye concerns to consider. These include but aren’t limited to:
  • Uveitis (inflammation of the inner portion of the eye)
  • Iritis
  • Conjunctivitis (inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is the thin, clear membrane over the white part of the eye; the conjunctiva also lines the eyelids)
  • Contact-lens irritation or complication
  • Sunburn , eyes can experience sun damage
  • Refractive surgery- LASIK
  • Migrane headaches
  • Retinal detachment- which sees a flash of bright light.
  • Sjogrnes’s Syndrome (inflammatory autoimmune disorder)
  • Burns to the eye (welder’s flash)
  • A stype or chalzion (these can create eye pain and sensitivity as they grow)
  • Corneal ulcer
  • Foreign body in the eye or irritation.
Iit is important to visit your family physician or eye-care specialist. It’s better to catch a problem early and to be reassured than to be shortsighted and let it fester.

How Can TheraLife Eye Help?

Relief your dry eyes, and the light sensitivity will be gone. 
 
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Monday, February 6, 2012

TheraLife: Anti-inflammatory Diet for Autoimmune- Sjogren's S...

TheraLife: Anti-inflammatory Diet for Autoimmune- Sjogren's S...: Inflammation is a major component of Sjogren’s syndrome and essentially all autoimmune disease. One of the first ways to address this i...

Anti-inflammatory Diet for Autoimmune- Sjogren's Syndrome and More

 
Inflammation is a major component of Sjogren’s syndrome and essentially all autoimmune disease.  One of the first ways to address this is through an anti-inflammatory diet.  This upstream approach to treatment focuses on avoiding pro-inflammatory food and eating a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods.

To start you on the road to success.   Start your morning with a smoothy made with high fiber vegetables.  You may add a few fresh fruits for flavor.  You will be surprised how good you feel!
  • Avoiding spicy foods
  • Avoiding refined sugar
  • Avoiding alcohol and wine
  • Avoiding caffeine
  • Avoiding gluten if you also have celiac disease.
In General – These rules apply

A.   Avoid most packaged food with a long list of ingredients- most of all, preservatives.

B.   When preparing foods, select raw, fresh, steamed or broiled options over fried, barbecued or highly processed foods.

Foods to Avoid:
  • For Sjogren's patients, there are a number of foods to avoid. The first food to leave out of diet are milk and all other dairy products. Often, people do not realize that many of our foods are made from milk and other dairy products. Avoid consuming milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt and all creams and sauces made of milk or cheese. Also consider diminishing or avoiding altogether any foods or recipes that call for milk or cheese, including macaroni and pizza. Another important item to leave off of a diet for Sjogren's is wheat, including any pasta or breads made from wheat products. In addition, avoid any foods made of or containing gluten. It is important to read all labels carefully, as many products contain gluten for texture.
Foods to Eat:
  • The most ideal diet for Sjogren's is to eat only natural and whole non-processed foods. This can get quite expensive, especially for people living far from a major city where these foods can be purchased. The next best thing to do is to eat an abundance of fresh vegetables and fruits. These provide basic nutrients and antioxidents that fight cell damage. Include low-fat foods in the diet, including lean meat, fish, white chicken, beans, nuts and soy products. In addition, add foods high in complex carbohydrates including fresh fruit, vegetables and breads.
Avoid Certain Food Additives
  • The main goal with Sjogren's is to avoid any food or additive that can further dehydrate the body. Some of the herbs or additives that can be irritating are cayenne pepper, red pepper and horseradish. Also avoid any foods that are spicy, such as chili. Usually Mexican and Indian foods have a lot of added spices such as cayenne and red pepper, so it would also be best to avoid these. These foods and spices can dry out the saliva glands.
Proper Hydration
  • As Sjogren's depletes the moisture-producing glands and areas of the body, keeping hydrated is extremely important. The first thing to avoid is caffeine in the form of teas, colas and coffees, because caffeine tends to dehydrate the body. Water is the best beverage to drink, and eight glasses should be consumed a day. Fruits and vegetables high in water content are also useful to hydrate the body. Some of these foods include watermelon, peaches, tomatoes and cucumbers.

TheraLife Eye Autoimmune formula is fortified with

- Immunomodulators - to help modulate and normalize the immune system
- Anti-inflammatories - to reduce irritation and inflammation of the tear, salivery glands, eye surface, eyelids, and joints
- Anti-fatigue agents - to stimulate circulation and boost energy
- Anti-inflammatories - to reduce irritation and inflammation of the tear, salivery glands, eye surface, eyelids, and joints
- Anti-fatigue agents - to stimulate circulation and boost energy.
To learn more about TheraLife Eye Autoimmune: click here

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For more information on healthy diet to avoid inflammation, go to:http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/high-fiber-foods/NU00582
http://www.livestrong.com/article/516-facts-high-fiber-vegetables/
http://salicylatesensitivity.com/about/food-guide/


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Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Autoimmune Disorders- Sjogren's and More

 
Inflammation is a major component of Sjogren’s syndrome and essentially all autoimmune disease.  One of the first ways to address this is through an anti-inflammatory diet.  This upstream approach to treatment focuses on avoiding pro-inflammatory food and eating a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods.

To start you on the road to success.   Start your morning with a smoothy made with high fiber vegetables.  You may add a few fresh fruits for flavor.  You will be surprised how good you feel!
  • Avoiding spicy foods
  • Avoiding refined sugar
  • Avoiding alcohol and wine
  • Avoiding caffeine
  • Avoiding gluten if you also have celiac disease.
In General – These rules apply

A.   Avoid most packaged food with a long list of ingredients- most of all, preservatives.

B.   When preparing foods, select raw, fresh, steamed or broiled options over fried, barbecued or highly processed foods.

Foods to Avoid:
  • For Sjogren's patients, there are a number of foods to avoid. The first food to leave out of diet are milk and all other dairy products. Often, people do not realize that many of our foods are made from milk and other dairy products. Avoid consuming milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt and all creams and sauces made of milk or cheese. Also consider diminishing or avoiding altogether any foods or recipes that call for milk or cheese, including macaroni and pizza. Another important item to leave off of a diet for Sjogren's is wheat, including any pasta or breads made from wheat products. In addition, avoid any foods made of or containing gluten. It is important to read all labels carefully, as many products contain gluten for texture.
Foods to Eat:
  • The most ideal diet for Sjogren's is to eat only natural and whole non-processed foods. This can get quite expensive, especially for people living far from a major city where these foods can be purchased. The next best thing to do is to eat an abundance of fresh vegetables and fruits. These provide basic nutrients and antioxidents that fight cell damage. Include low-fat foods in the diet, including lean meat, fish, white chicken, beans, nuts and soy products. In addition, add foods high in complex carbohydrates including fresh fruit, vegetables and breads.
Avoid Certain Food Additives
  • The main goal with Sjogren's is to avoid any food or additive that can further dehydrate the body. Some of the herbs or additives that can be irritating are cayenne pepper, red pepper and horseradish. Also avoid any foods that are spicy, such as chili. Usually Mexican and Indian foods have a lot of added spices such as cayenne and red pepper, so it would also be best to avoid these. These foods and spices can dry out the saliva glands.
Proper Hydration
  • As Sjogren's depletes the moisture-producing glands and areas of the body, keeping hydrated is extremely important. The first thing to avoid is caffeine in the form of teas, colas and coffees, because caffeine tends to dehydrate the body. Water is the best beverage to drink, and eight glasses should be consumed a day. Fruits and vegetables high in water content are also useful to hydrate the body. Some of these foods include watermelon, peaches, tomatoes and cucumbers.

TheraLife Eye Autoimmune formula is fortified with

- Immunomodulators - to help modulate and normalize the immune system
- Anti-inflammatories - to reduce irritation and inflammation of the tear, salivery glands, eye surface, eyelids, and joints
- Anti-fatigue agents - to stimulate circulation and boost energy
- Anti-inflammatories - to reduce irritation and inflammation of the tear, salivery glands, eye surface, eyelids, and joints
- Anti-fatigue agents - to stimulate circulation and boost energy.
To learn more about TheraLife Eye Autoimmune: click here

Visit Our Store

For more information on healthy diet to avoid inflammation, go to:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/high-fiber-foods/NU00582
http://www.livestrong.com/article/516-facts-high-fiber-vegetables/
http://salicylatesensitivity.com/about/food-guide/


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Send email to: info@theralife.com
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Thursday, February 2, 2012

TheraLife: Fatigue and Sjogren's Syndrome- TheraLife Fatigue ...

TheraLife: Fatigue and Sjogren's Syndrome- TheraLife Fatigue ...: After dry eye/dry mouth , fatigue is the most common symptom in Sjogren’s Syndrome. Fatigue is often thought of as extreme tirdness or we...

Fatigue and Sjogren's Syndrome- TheraLife Fatigue Can Help

After dry eye/dry mouth , fatigue is the most common symptom in Sjogren’s Syndrome.  Fatigue is often thought of as extreme tirdness or wearness.  However, the sense of fatigue is very different for  Sjogrens syndrome than a normal person.  Sjogren’s fatigue leaves one unable to respond to physical or mental tasks or stimuli but also often leave one depressed, despondent and isolated.

According to Michell and Berger” definition.  Fatigue is a multifaceted condition characterized by diminished energy and increase need for rest disproportionate to any recent change in activity level and accompanied by general weakness, insomnia or hypersomnia (sleep too much)  and emotional reactivity.

The causes of fatigue in Sjogren’s syndrome can involve:
  • medications,
  • hypothyroidism,
  • depression,
  • fibromyalgia,
  • insomnia
  • secondary disorders- Raynauds, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Thyroditis.
The fundamental scientific reason for fatigue is “Energy”

Energy at a cellular level is made or organelles called mitochondria that produce ATP used to power the cell./  If you have mitochondria adversely affected such as by statin drugs, chemotherapy, your body will experience fatigue.

Exercise is Key to fight Fatigue

Exercise builds muscle and also increase mitochondrial size and numbers, which increases energy production.
Illness or disease may result in premature mitochondrial apoptosis ( cell death). Decreased mitochondrial number, function or even mitochondrial mutation.

TheraLife Fatigue can Help.

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For more information on Sjogren’s Syndrome- visit Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation at www.sjogrens.org/