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eLetter #656 | April 22, 2016  

How to Eat Organic Fruit on a Budget

budgetorganics-1-grapefruit-885.jpgWe get it—organic fruit is expensive!  But considering all the chemicals that can be used on conventionally grown foods, the premium price might be worth it.  If you are one of those who balks at the price tags in the supermarket, here are some ways to get your hands on organic fruit and make it work with your budget.

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5 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Medicine Cabinet

images.jpgWith spring cleaning underway and National Take-Back Day coming up on April 30, here is a crash course on how to clean out your medicine cabinet and anywhere else you store medications.

Video: Skin Destroying Digestive Enzymes - Protecting Your Skin from Breakdown

Wel42216.jpgIn this video Paula Erwin-Toth, MSN, RN, CWOCN, FAAN, explains how scleroderma can cause incontinence and how to protect your skin from breakdown by using a simple regimen trusted by nurses and products like Welmedix HomeCare PRO, which have been specially designed for fragile skin. Available at CVS nationwide.

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Eating Well with Scleroderma

EatingWell.jpgThe foods we eat affect our health in many ways, for better or for worse. When a person faces a potentially debilitating chronic disease such as scleroderma, in which fatigue, digestive difficulties and nutrient deficiencies are common, a high quality, nutritious diet must take center stage to enhance quality of life and successful management of symptoms. There is no specific scleroderma diet since symptoms and the severity of the disease vary so greatly in each person.

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The Low FODMAP Diet is just one way to tackle irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).  The diet could be possibly used in those with similar symptoms arising from other digestive disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease.

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Disclaimer: The Scleroderma Foundation in no way endorses any drugs, treatments, clinical trials, or studies reported in the eLetter. Information is provided to keep the readers informed. Because the manifestations and severity of scleroderma vary among individuals, personalized medical management is essential. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that all drugs and treatments be discussed with the reader’s physician(s) for proper evaluation and treatment.

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