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Willpower Boosters for Dysautonomia Patients (and Anybody)

By Jill Brook, MA, Nutrition consultant and patient at Dysautonomia Clinic Happy holidays! Are your eating habits sliding more than you’d like, with all the festive temptations? Dysautonomia patients can be at a disadvantage when it comes to willpower, because … Continue reading

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Thirsty for more hydration knowledge? A POTSy perspective

Good hydration means your body has the right amount of fluid in the right places. A normal body is about 50-60% water, but body parts differ: Blood is typically about 93% water; muscle is about 73% water; fat is about … Continue reading

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8 Natural Ways to Prevent Migraines

8 Natural Ways to Prevent Migraines By Jill Brook MA, Patient & Nutrition Consultant to the Dysautonomia Clinic If you suffer from headaches or migraines (and the word “suffer” may be an understatement!) here is some good news: There are … Continue reading

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New at Dysautonomia Clinic: Nutrition Consults!

Dysautonomia Clinic is happy to provide additional services that benefit our patients with dysautonomia and other chronic illnesses. Proper nutrition plays a key role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and improving symptoms and well-being in patients with chronic illness. Currently, … Continue reading

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Mast Cell Activation Syndrome Overview: ABCs on MCAS

By Taylor A Doherty, MD Associate Professor , Allergy & Immunology UC San Diego School of Medicine Classical allergies are manifested by symptoms of itching, watery eyes, nose stuffiness, sneezing, rashes and wheezing. Sometimes allergies cause life-threatening reactions that lower … Continue reading

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Post-Election Concerns and Chronic Illness: Five Points That You Need to Know

By Dr. Svetlana Blitshteyn Americans with disability are a minority, and given the post-election discourse in the country, it is understandable that many people with invisible chronic illness or visible disability may be feeling afraid.  What will the future hold, … Continue reading

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10 Salty Fact for POTS Patients

by Jill Brook, M.A. Nutritionist and POTS patient Like many POTS patients, I eat loads of salt. The 2015 Heart Rhythm Society Expert Consensus Statement recommends 10-12 grams per day because some POTSy bodies don’t properly retain it. I consider this … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Dysautonomia Clinic blog!

Welcome to the Dysautonomia Clinic Blog – the only blog on dysautonomia written by a physician and researcher specializing in dysautonomia. In this blog, I hope to provide valuable information to you about various autonomic disorders, diagnostic considerations, therapeutic approaches … Continue reading

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