Scleroderma Foundation Greater Chicago Chapter

Information and inspiration for scleroderma patients and caregivers. Serving people in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana.

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Taking Control of Your Life: Food as Medicine

Joanne Pappas Nottage, a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach and speaker at our April 2017 Patient Education Conference, spent years struggling to get correctly diagnosed and treated for her autoimmune … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thriving with Functional Medicine

Joanne Pappas Nottage, a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach and speaker at our April 2017 Patient Education Conference, spent years struggling to get correctly diagnosed and treated for her autoimmune … Continue reading

July 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

Top Fundraiser Shares Secret to Success

This summer’s walks kick off on Saturday, June 24 in Madison and we couldn’t be more excited for this year’s top notch crew of walkers and fundraisers! We reached out … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Spotlight: Aissa Norris, Support Group Leader, Decatur/Springfield

Recently we interviewed Aissa Norris, our newest support group leader! She’ll be leading the Central Illinois support group and would love to see you there! If you’re interested in joining … Continue reading

May 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

VIDEO: What Should I Eat?

Our fall Patient Education Conference welcomed Registered Dietician Beth Doerfler. She answered your nutrition questions as they related to scleroderma, such as: – Someone who I know that had scleroderma … Continue reading

February 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

VIDEO: Scleroderma and Stimulating Immune System Response

This past October, the Scleroderma Foundation Greater Chicago Chapter was pleased to welcome Dr. Jaehyuk Choi to Northwestern for our Patient Education Conference. Dr. Choi’s background includes both medical and post … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Improving Your Health in Three Easy Breaths: Intro to Yogic Breathing

Yogic breathing, or pranayama, is fundamental in the practice of yoga. Its overarching goal is to increase energy in both the body and the mind. It has many benefits that … Continue reading

December 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Spotlight: Valarie Hutchison, Support Group Leader, Green Bay/NE Wisconsin

Recently we interviewed Valarie Hutchison, one of our support group leaders! She talks about the benefits of joining a group, advice for patients and finding inspiration. She invites you to get involved … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Leg “Cramping” Your Style? Ask the Dietician.

At the Patient Education Conference held at Northwestern University in Chicago on October 15, 2016, Registered Dietitian Beth Doerfler answered patient questions regarding nutrition and scleroderma. If you have any … Continue reading

November 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

How I Turned My Life Around by Not Letting Scleroderma Define Me

Kelly Kohls has battled scleroderma for the past 13 years and is dedicated to learning how to more effectively deal with the hardships and struggles that accompany the disease. Over … Continue reading

November 3, 2016 · 1 Comment