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Diet

Autoimmune Protocol Diet (AIP) for Lupus

The foods we eat impact how our bodies (and autoimmune systems) function. The Autoimmune...

Diet

Gluten, Genetic Risk Factors, and Lupus

"Is there gluten in this?" People with celiac disease have 3x the...

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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....

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Tooth Decay, Dental Caries, and Lupus

Trips to the dentist aren’t really fun. But, they are crucial to oral health. Around 85% of Lupus Warriors experience tooth decay during the battle with lupus. As if the pain and fatigue wasn’t enough! Many people with lupus experience dental...

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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...

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Gut Microbiome, Bacteria, and Lupus

The bacteria in the body, particularly in the gastrointestinal tract, have a major impact on health and lupus. When it comes to gut health, it's all about finding the right balance. From interfering with the stomach and intestines to causing inflammation in the liver, lupus can cause a range of...

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High-Fiber Diets: Benefits for People with Lupus?

According to a 2018 study conducted on lupus-prone mice, a specific high-fiber diet can stimulate immune system cells and pathways associated with lupus disease development. It’s no secret to people living with lupus: diet can have a major impact on symptoms. The foods we eat...

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Salt (Sodium), Cardiovascular Health, & Lupus

#LupusWarriors are already predisposed to heart disease because of inflammation and stress. Sodium contributes to high blood pressure, but it also might be an environmental influencer of autoimmunity. Every living being on the planet needs salt. It’s essential for proper bodily function. (In fact, civilizations were built on salt—Salzburg, Austria...