Scleroderma Foundation Greater Chicago Chapter

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

Category Archives: Health and Nutrition

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

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

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 Exercise Can Change Your Life: One Patient’s Inspiring Journey and Practical Tips for Everyone

Christina Montalvo is a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Nutrition Coach. She met Marie, a scleroderma patient, almost four years ago at a local gym and started focusing on improving Marie’s … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Gaining Weight with Scleroderma

Q: My doctor wants me to gain weight but Ensure and Boost give me diarrhea. How else can I add calories? A: Gaining weight can be difficult for patients, especially … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Scleroderma walk season is upon us!

Looking for a fun way to keep active this summer and enjoy the beautiful weather outdoors? It’s walk season! Come participate in a Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma walk and … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Oral Health Issues in Scleroderma

Dr. Martin Hogan will be presenting on the topic of oral health care at the annual Patient Education Conference on Saturday, April 18, 2015 in Naperville, Illinois. For more information … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Eating Healthy with Scleroderma

Healthy eating can be difficult sometimes, but we all know it can be beneficial for your health. There are foods that can be included or excluded from your diet that … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Improving Quality of Sleep

A common problem associated with chronic illnesses is trouble sleeping and enjoying a disruption-free quality night’s sleep. Dr. Hrayr Attarian presented on this topic at the Patient Education Conference in … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · Leave a comment