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Diet

Gluten, Genetic Risk Factors, and Lupus

Day-to-Day Living

Positive Affirmations and Lupus

Positive affirmations and positive thinking are two powerful strategies that can help Lupus Warriors...

Day-to-Day Living

Pets, Health Benefits of Animals, & Lupus

“Sometimes it feels like my pet is the only one that understands me,” is...

Diet

Supplements and Lupus

Many people take supplements to add essential nutrients to their diet, hoping for potential health benefits. People often try to add nutrients to their diet by taking them as supplements, separately from their food. Supplements can take the form of specially-formulated gummies, capsules of ground medicinal...

Living with Lupus

Turmeric: Research, Recipes, and Lupus Benefits

Why Are So Many People Talking About Using Turmeric for Lupus? If you look all across the web, from message boards to articles, one of the top conversations around lupus you will find is people looking for natural remedies for lupus. One of the natural remedies you will come across...

Exercises

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction & Chronic Pain

Many Lupus Warriors are familiar with chronic pain -- the kind that lasts for months or even years. Mindfulness-based stress reduction may offer relief, according to a recent meta-analysis. Sharp pangs. Dull aches. Tingling. Pain comes in many sensations, but all are unpleasant and can interfere with daily...

Living with Lupus

Vitamin C, the Immune System, and Lupus

Vitamin C has many vital functions in the body, but how does it effect Lupus Warriors? How much vitamin C should one take? There is an ongoing debate whether or not vitamin c is a prophylaxis against the flu and the common cold. This essential nutrient, though, is vital in...

Living with Lupus

Kratom, Pain Management, and Lupus

Some Lupus Warriors use kratom, an herbal supplement, to relieve pain, anxiety, and get through the day. However, the risks may not outweigh the benefits. Kratom (Mytragyna speciose) is a plant native to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Paupua New Guinea. The "leaves contain compounds...

Living with Lupus

Reflexology, Massage, and Lupus

Reflexology is a type of special massage used by Lupus Warriors to combat pain and fatigue. When other medications fail, is reflexology a valid option? In reflexology, different parts of the body are “mapped” to different areas of the hands and feet (and sometimes the tongue). Practitioners focus...

Living with Lupus

Home Remedies & OTC Treatments for Lupus

Do Lupus Warriors turn to home remedies or over-the-counter solutions to help manage the fatigue, pain, and other symptoms of lupus? Despite the fact that only 1 lupus medication has been approved in the last 60 years, there are many reasons to be optimistic. Anifrolumab, made by AstraZeneca, just met...

Day-to-Day Living

Leaky Gut, Increased Intestinal Permeability, & Lupus

Known colloquially as "leaky gut," increased intestinal permeability may be a risk factor for autoimmune diseases, including lupus. The lining of your intestines acts as a 4000 square foot barrier that walls the gut off from the bloodstream. It only lets small...

Diet

Bone Broth For Lupus – Where is the Evidence?

Rich, delicious foods that are also immune system boosters? Does bone broth fit the description? Lupus is a disease that modern science is still trying to figure out. In fact, it can seem like there are more questions than answers. Why doesn’t this medication work for me when it works...