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Pre-Made Meals and Delivery Plans for Life with Lupus

Eating right can take a lot of time and money, but new...

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Supplements and Lupus

Many people take supplements to add essential nutrients to their diet, hoping...

Diet

Lupus Diets: An In-Depth Review

The foods you eat have a huge impact on the way you feel and your immune system. Eating a healthy diet is particularly important for people with lupus, and there are many options available. It can be difficult to find the right one to fit...

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Vitamin D Levels and Lupus

People with lupus often have low levels of Vitamin D, a nutrient that is vital for bone strength and immune function. Human beings get vitamins from the things we eat and from exposure to sunlight. However, people with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) often...

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The Mediterranean Diet, Nutritional Value, and Lupus

Diet and proper eating habits are extremely important for people with lupus. But, where do you start and what health plans are worth trying? The Mediterranean diet may be able to help you prioritize the right foods for you. The Mediterranean diet is one of the...

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Autoimmune Protocol Diet (AIP) for Lupus

The foods we eat impact how our bodies (and autoimmune systems) function. The Autoimmune Protocol Diet (AIP) may help reduce lupus inflammation & flares. But, research is still limited. These days, it seems like eating well is more complicated than ever. You have to buy the right foods,...

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Gluten, Genetic Risk Factors, and Lupus

"Is there gluten in this?" People with celiac disease have 3x the risk of developing lupus, too. But, it can be hard to tell the conditions apart. Gluten is a group of proteins found in grains such as wheat, rye, spelt, and barley....

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Calorie-Restricted Diets, Healthy Eating, and Lupus

Diet can have a major impact on how we feel and is a crucial factor in maintaining a healthy weight. Calorie-restricted diets, including fasting, may offer support to Lupus Warriors -- but do they work? A calorie-restricted diet is more than just dieting to lose weight. They are diets that...

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Alcohol: Impacts on the Body & Risks with Lupus

Research into the potential health benefits of moderate alcohol consumption on the body can seem to change with the seasons. But, the known risks, including negative interactions with medications, are well documented. Is it bad for a person with lupus to drink alcohol? Unfortunately, the answer to that...

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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...

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Sugar & Health Risks for Lupus Warriors: Not So Sweet

Cutting sugar, especially processed sugars and carbohydrates, from your diet can be a challenge. But, it can lead to health benefits and fewer lupus flares. What would you cut first to decrease the amount of sugar you eat? Avoiding cookies, candies, and cakes is a good start....