Lupus Treating Naturally

First things first…What is Lupus? I know when my family physician told me she thought I may have Lupus, my first reaction was, “what in the world is that?”. Knowing me as well as she did, her simple answer was, “an autoimmune disease, stop at the book store on your way home so you can research it.” Of course she was absolutely right, the first place I went was the book store. This is what I learned…

Lupus is a multi-system, autoimmune, inflammatory, viral disease effecting between 1.5 and 2 million Americans, most are women between 15 and 45 and 80% of them are African American, Asian, and Hispanic. In Lupus the immune system can’t tell the difference between viruses, germs and bacteria and your body’s own healthy tissue. This leads the immune system creating antibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue, therefore leading to inflammation, pain and damage any/or all body parts. Lupus is characterized by flares, where symptoms worsen, and then goes into remissions, when symptoms improve.

The most common type of lupus is Systematic Lupus Erythematosus, which attacks several different body organs. Lupus can be drug-induced and caused by using one of over 400 legal prescription drugs. Other types of Lupus include Cutaneous Lupus, which mainly attacks skin and forms a butterfly-shaped rash on the face, and Lupus Nephritis, which attacks the kidneys. Symptoms of lupus include chronic pain, skin rashes, mouth sores, extreme fatigue, mood changes, swelling of hands and feet, nausea, vomiting, depression, anxiety, seizures, fevers, weight loss or gain, chest pain, hair loss, ulcers, swollen lymph nodes, and anemia. Invisible Illness; what is it?

Dietary Suggestions: 

  • Focus on an anti-inflammatory diet, since Inflammation is a major part of Lupus Inflammation and Disease
  • Eliminating food allergens helps to reduce symptoms
  • Eat a whole food diet rich in nutrients, including fresh fruits (especially pineapple), and vegetables, leafy greens and drink fresh green juices, whole grains, oily fish, nuts and seeds.
  • Avoid refined sugar
  • Eliminate gluten
  • A low fat, vegetarian diet is strongly recommended
  • Alfalfa-containing or wheat products may aggravate symptoms
  • Omit red meat and starchy foods
  • Avoid nightshade plants, as they tend to aggravate symptoms; like eggplant, tomatoes, and tobacco
  • Add seafood (especially salmon) for good fats

Supplements:

  • Vitally important a Good Multivitamin/Mineral
  • MSM capsules
  • Acetyl-L-Carnitine and Glucosamine
  • Magnesium
  • B-complex vitamin 3 times a daily
  • Folic Acid
  • Turmeric (Curcumin)
  • Quercetin with Bromelain as an anti-inflammatory
  • Evening Primrose Oil
  • SAMe
  • St. John’s Wort
  • DHEA
  • Himalaya LiverCare
  • CoQ-10
  • CBD Oil (For more information or to order)

Bodyworks:

  • Massage Therapy
  • Restorative exercise, like, yoga, gentle stretches, tia chi, and/or a light stroll
  • Meditation
  • Biofeedback
  • Acupuncture
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DISCLAIMERS: The information here is NOT medical advice. Do not institute any changes in your current health programs without consulting your Medical provider. For medical advice please consult your private physician or preferred health service provider. Health: The information here is NOT medical advice. Do not institute any changes in your current health programs without consulting your Medical provider. For medical advice please consult your private physician or preferred health service provider. FTC & Affiliate Links: So as per FTC Regulations I would like to let you know that I do have affiliate links throughout this blog. The links provide me with a small percentage of commission but do not cost you anything extra.
I (Elizabeth) am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Pets: If your pet has a health condition, it’s best to check with your veterinarian before drastically changing your pets diet,  adding any new supplements, or including coconut oil in your pets diet.

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