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Yoga Breathing for Symptom Management in Scleroderma

Gentle exercise can be beneficial to scleroderma patients and yoga can be a perfect fit for because of its low intensity and slow-paced comfort. In this Scleroderma Foundation video, watch Sundar Balasubramanian, Ph.D talk about basics of Yogic Breathing both in theory and practice…

Nutritional Benefits of Sweet Potatoes for Scleroderma

Nutritious Sweet Potatoes Do you enjoy sweet potatoes? Did you know they’re a super food that contain many nutritional benefits? The World’s Healthiest Foods, list numerous benefits of incorporating sweet potatoes into your diet. Some of these health benefits include increasing your antioxidant intake, consuming more anti-inflammatory…

Fibrosis: The Ugly Side of Collagen

“The skin is the largest organ in the body and is affected in most scleroderma patients. The exception to this rule is the limited subset version of scleroderma patients.” In this Scleroderma Foundation video, wacth Carol A. Feghali-Bostwick, Ph.D., talk about features of abnormal…

Scleroderma Nutrition: Sweet Potatoes

Super Food Sweet Potatos Do you enjoy sweet potatoes? Did you know they’re a super food that contain many nutritional benefits? The World’s Healthiest Foods, list numerous benefits of incorporating sweet potatoes into your diet. Some of these health benefits include increasing your antioxidant intake, consuming more…

Mobile-Friendly: 8 Scleroderma-Related Conditions

According to the Scleroderma Foundation, here are some scleroderma-related conditions to be aware of: 1. Gastrointestinal issues People with systemic scleroderma may experience some digestive system and gastrointestinal tract irregularities that range from the mouth to the anal canal. Thickening and fibrosis (or scarring) of the tissues may happen because…

Soul Quote for Scleroderma

Scleroderma Quote: Determined Soul Stay determined to stay strong. Share this quote for scleroderma on Pinterest to keep it all in perspective. Resolve to live everyday to its fullest. Ella Wheeler Wilcox said, “There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or…

7 Tips to Better Manage Raynaud’s During Seasonal Changes

This month is Raynaud’s Awareness Month, and in this special article, our resident blogger and scleroderma patient, Nicola Whitehill shares her tips on how to better manage Raynaud’s during this seasonal change. Join her in “Show Your Colours For Raynauds Awareness.” 1. Don’t forget to take your medication It’s…

Scleroderma: Ginger and Turmeric Tea

Turmeric Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties Fall is here and a new season often means inflammation and pain increase for patients with scleroderma. It seems unavoidable and managing it is a challenge. Natural ways to relieve inflammation are sometimes helpful adjuncts in pain management. This ginger and turmeric tea recipe may…

10 Tips to Get You Through Cold and Flu Season

It’s that time of year when everyone starts to get sick and pass around their cold and flu germs. Having a chronic illness means that your immune system is already compromised, which makes picking up other people’s winter illnesses harder to avoid. However, you don’t have to lock yourself away…

20 Facts You Should Know About Pediatric Scleroderma

According to the Cleveland Clinic, although scleroderma may be similar in patients of all ages, there are some specific characteristics that are more pronounced in children. Pediatric scleroderma is divided into systemic and localized diseases, which is further differentiated into subtypes based on clinical findings of skin involvement.