Raising Autoimmune Awareness with AutoimmumeMom.com

Most of you know that I’m always looking to help raise awareness for chronic disease and for autoimmune disease in particular.

In hopes of helping more women who suffer from autoimmunity have even more resources in their toolbox, I’m partnering up with AutoimmuneMom.com, a website for moms struggling to manage their autoimmune conditions while raising kids. Autoimmune mom Katie Cleary founded the website as a resource for other mothers who are trying to sort out the challenges they face when coping with multiple autoimmune diseases. Katie is helping moms with autoimmune disease to find a “new normal” in as many areas of their lives as possible. I wish her site had been around when I faced my first diagnosis (and my kids were ages 4 and 1).

The website has just launched their Get Answers Giveaway Spring 2013 —an opportunity for those with autoimmune disease to ask and answer questions, and win a terrific prize collection, including the work of three of my esteemed colleagues, as well as my new book, The Last Best Cure.

To help facilitate more community sharing on the latest research, and support and insight on managing symptoms and flares while raising kids, betwee April 15 through May 14, 2013, any visitor who enters a question or answer on the site will be entered to win a pretty cool prize package of critically acclaimed autoimmunity books.

My fellow authors and I are helping to spread the word of the Get Answers Giveaway in the hopes that more moms will find the help they need.

Here’s more information about the four books in this one-of-a-kind giveawy. For more information, visit the contest landing page.

  • The Last Best Cure, by Donna Jackson Nakazawa
    Hopefully you know all about my book by now!
  • Anti-Inflammation Diet & Recipe Book, by Jessica K. Black, N.D.  The connection between inflammation and chronic ailments has become increasingly clear. Food allergies and poor dietary choices over-stimulate the immune system and cause inflammatory responses that erode the body’s wellness. Jessica Black shares a complete program for how to eat and cook to minimize and even prevent inflammation and its consequences.
  • Living Well with Autoimmune Disease, by Mary Shomon   A complete guide to understanding the mysterious and often difficult-to-pinpoint disorders of the immune system—and finding the keys to diagnosis, treatment, and recovery including natural and alternative therapies.
  • The Autoimmune Connection, by Rita Baron-Faust and Jill Buyon, M.D.  From determining which tests you need to finding the right doctor to living with autoimmune in different stages of life, this book is a complete resource.

Readers can visit http://www.autoimmunemom.com/questions, to enter a question or an answer, and be automatically entered to win.

Good luck!


5 thoughts on “Raising Autoimmune Awareness with AutoimmumeMom.com

  1. Donna – Just got through reading your book “The Autoimmune Epidemic” and found it to be so interesting that I’m recommending it to friends. I’m so glad that someone is getting the word out about toxins in our environment, food, water, drugs. I always tell my mom that we live in a toxic soup… trying to encourage her to buy more organics and eat healthier, but she was a young housewife in that post-war era that loved convenience foods.

    I didn’t see how to search your website, so maybe you are already aware of the Weston A. Price foundation. They are a nutrionally-minded educational foundation that encourages proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle. They have been very helpful to me in my quest to recover from Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

    Also, if you haven’t heard of low-dose naltrexone (LDN) I have to encourage you and your readers to look into it. There are some educational websites out there. I’ve been taking it for a couple months with very good results. I think it pretty much guarantees a complete remission for MS sufferers. and even helps with cancers. It got rid of my eczema very quickly and is shrinking my goiter.

    Hope this helps someone!

    1. Thanks Laurel! Glad you’re enjoying The Autoimmune Epidemic — hope you have a chance to read my new book, The Last Best Cure! And I’d love to hear what you think of it, too, it picks up where The Autoimmune Epidemic leaves off, looking at how our inner stress hormones act as a toxin in our body, much as environmental toxins do. And, most importantly, what we can do to ameliorate the effects of stress on the body.

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