Author Archives: Wendy Henderson

Scleroderma Journeys

In this Scleroderma Society of Canada film, we meet several scleroderma patients and rheumatologist Dr. Malette. Dr. Burt talks about hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and results of recent clinical trials. Find out more. The patients talk about when they were diagnosed, the symptoms they are experiencing and the…

9 Superfoods That Might Improve Your Health

With winter just around the corner, it’s time we all started to look after ourselves a little bit more. Here are nine foods well-known for helping our bodies, based on information from prevention.com. But keep in mind, this is just a guide and each autoimmune patient has individual needs.

Patient to Patient Experience Symposium 2016

The Terranea Resort in Los Angeles, California is playing host to the unique Patient to Patient Experience Symposium. The three-day event will focus on the issues scleroderma patients face, including practical solutions to improve quality of life, promote positive health habits, and ways to prevent symptoms from getting worse. There…

Practical Tips for Managing Scleroderma Fatigue

In this Scleroderma Foundation video, Janet L. Poole, PhD, OTR/L from the University of New Mexico talks us through some sensible tips to help scleroderma patients manage their fatigue at the 2016 Scleroderma National Patient Education Conference in New Orleans. Read our columnist Nicola Whitehill’s take on scleroderma…

Nutritional Tips to Help Manage Autoimmune Diseases

In this video, Barbara Mendez, a nutritionist and registered pharmacist, shares some simple diet and lifestyle tips to help you better manage autoimmune diseases like scleroderma. Discover seven tips for living better with scleroderma here.  Eliminating processed and refined foods, getting plenty of quality sleep, reducing stress,…

Scleroderma: The Truth

In this Mason Pell video, we meet Dr. Lee Shapiro, director of the Steffens Scleroderma Center. Read about seven complications connected to scleroderma.  Dr. Shapiro explains the four different types of scleroderma and the differences between them. We also meet patients who have the different types of…

6 Scleroderma-Friendly Recipes

Eating a balanced diet is sensible advice for anyone, but it’s even more important if you have scleroderma. The body needs vital nutrients and vitamins in order to keep healthy, fight infections and perform at its best. When you are already ill, eating well can help ease the symptoms of your…

How Scleroderma Affects Everyday Life

Scleroderma is a chronic autoimmune disease where the body produces too much collagen, causing the skin and other major organs to tighten and thicken. This can cause severe pain and other health problems. Read about seven scleroderma complications that can occur here.  In this Scleroderma Foundation video produced…

Explaining Stem Cell Treatment for Scleroderma

Scleroderma is a chronic autoimmune disease where the body produces too much collagen, causing skin and other organs to become stiff and tight. There’s currently no cure for the disease, but there are different treatments which can ease the symptoms. Read about seven complications that can arise from…