Influence of Stress on the Immune System and Autoimmune Disease

    Physical and psychological stress are natural experiences in all beings with complex neurological systems. On a biological level, the function of stress is to help us to respond and adapt to a changing environment to increase our chances of surviving and thriving. 

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    Important Things to Remember When Working with Clients Who Have Autoimmune Disease

    Every diagnosis brings on unique challenges. As an individual becomes aware of symptoms affecting their wellbeing, navigates the health system, receives a diagnosis, and then learns to manage the disease, the way they see their body and interact with their environment may change significantly.

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    Integrative and Holistic Factors that Contribute to Autoimmune Disease

    Autoimmune diseases are those that develop in conditions where the body’s cells are unable to distinguish between pathogenic cells and its own cells. The result: The immune system destroys its own cells. 

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    Coach Resource: Prevention and Treatment of Pregnancy-Induced Diastasis Recti

    A woman’s abdomen expands significantly over the course of the 40 weeks of pregnancy—it stretches and widens to make space for a growing baby, the placenta, and the fluids that will nourish and carry the baby to term. 

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    Plant-Based Diets + Type 2 Diabetes: What the Research Says

    Few chronic diseases are studied more than type 2 diabetes. 

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    The Role of Exercise in Managing Diabetes

    Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in the US and many parts of the world. Currently, the CDC reports that over 1 in 10 adults in the US have diabetes, and 1 in 3 have prediabetes or early signs of diabetes development. 

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    An Introduction to Chronic Diseases in the US for Health and Wellness Professionals

    Six in ten people in the United States have a chronic disease. 

    Four in ten people have two or more chronic diseases. 

    Chronic diseases have the potential to affect all dimensions of a person’s health and wellness. 

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    A Complete Guide to Celiac Disease for the Holistic Health & Nutrition Coach

    Celiac disease affects 1 in 100 people worldwide. It is also commonly misdiagnosed or undiagnosed, with an estimated 2 million Americans living with celiac disease who don’t know they have it. 

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    The Holistic Health Coach's Complete Guide to PCOS

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) affects one in ten women of reproductive age. In the US alone, that equals about five million women. As your health coaching business grows, it is likely that you will encounter at least one client who has PCOS. 

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