Do you or does someone you know suffer from joint pain, muscle pain, skin issues, fatigue, insomnia, brain fog, anxiety, odor sensitivities, sinus issues, digestive problems, heart palpitations, leg or foot cramps, severe headaches or food sensitivities? These are some of the classic, early symptoms of autoimmunity, which has been deemed an epidemic by many in the healthcare community.

Gain a better understanding of autoimmune conditions - which include diabetes, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, lupus, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and more - at a free presentation by herbalist Lori Wroten from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, in Warfield Hall auditorium at Wilson College. During "The Many Faces of Autoimmunity: Overview of an Epidemic and the Self-Care Practices That Can Make a Difference," Wroten will discuss how to recognize autoimmunity, as well as some natural approaches that can empower people to prevent, manage and possibly even reverse these debilitating conditions.

Wroten is a clinical herbalist practicing in the Chambersburg area. She has a master's degree in therapeutic herbalism and a certificate in herbal studies from Maryland University of Integrative Health; a first course in medical herbalism certificate from the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism; and a bachelor's degree in microbiology from Penn State. She is a member of the American Herbalists Guild and is enrolled in the AHG mentorship program to become an AHG registered herbalist. Learn more at her website:

The presentation is sponsored by Wilson's Fulton Center for Sustainability Studies.

Published: August 14, 2017