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Sugar & Health Risks for Lupus Warriors: Not So Sweet

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Tooth Decay, Dental Caries, and Lupus

Trips to the dentist aren’t really fun. But, they are crucial to...

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Gut Microbiome, Bacteria, and Lupus

The bacteria in the body, particularly in the gastrointestinal tract, have a major impact...

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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...

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Essential Nutrients, & Lupus

What Are Omega-3 Fatty Acids? And why are they important for Lupus Warriors? Omega-3 fatty acids are an essential nutrient the body cannot make on its own. Studies have shown that these omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function as well as a significant role in normal...

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Why Garlic Causes Lupus Symptoms or Flares

Garlic and Lupus. #LupusWarriors have probably heard to avoid it. Knowing why can help create a good plan #LupusWarriors have to avoid quite a bit, unfortunately. It can be frustrating and discouraging. With the right plan and the knowledge of why certain things cause lupus flares, it’s possible...

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Obesity, Weight Issues, & Lupus Symptoms

Between medication side effects and the challenges of life with lupus, it can be difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Battling a lupus flare? The steroids often used to battle lupus can cause people to gain weight. And, even when not flaring, symptoms such as arthritic joints, fatigue, and pain...

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Probiotics, “Good” Bacteria, & Lupus Symptoms

Microorganisms and bacteria help our bodies function. Can probiotics, or "good" bacteria, help reduce lupus symptoms? Good bacteria may seem like an oxymoron. But, bacteria play a vital role in the human body, particularly in the intestines where they help digest folic acid and certain vitamins. So, what are probiotics? Probiotics are particular...

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Green Tea Benefits for Lupus Disease Activity

A new study found benefits of drinking green tea for people with lupus, including reduced disease activity. Green tea originated in China and is made from Camellia sinensis leaves. These same leaves are used to make oolong and black tea, as well. But, for those teas, the leaves must go through a withering and oxidation...

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Bone Broth For Lupus – Where is the Evidence?

There a lot of articles on the benefits of bone broth for lupus, but where is the evidence? 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...

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Turmeric and Lupus: Poll Results on Home Remedies

1,102 people shared their experiences using turmeric as a home remedy to combat lupus. The spice has been used for over 2,500 years as a home remedy helping people battle everything from liver, blood, and gastric disorders to inflammation. In fact, there are even reviews looking at how turmeric can...