Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect many of the body’s organs. It is an autoimmune disease that is, it occurs when the immune mechanism forms anti bodies that attack the body’s own tissues. Many experts according to their theory, the immune system develops antibodies in response to the virus that then attack the body’s own organs and tissues. This produces inflammation of the skin, blood vessels joints, and other tissues, Heredity and sex hormones are two other possible factors in the development of this illness.
Calcium: 1,500-3000 mg daily Necessary for ph. factor and for protection against bone loss.
Magnesium: 750 mg twice daily “ “ “ .
Fish or Flax Oil: As directed on label, Aids in arthritis [prevention.
Garlic: 2 capsules, 3 times daily. An immune system enhancer that protects enzyme systems.
Kelp: 1,000-1,500 mg daily, Supplies commonly deficient minerals
Herbs beneficial in treating Lupus:
Burdock Root, pau d’ Arco, and red clover, Nettle, Holy Basil, Astragalus and Yucca,
Milk Thistle: Cleanses the liver and protects it.
Feverfew: Do not use feverfew when pregnant or nursing. People who take prescription blood-thinning medications should consult a health care provider before using feverfew, as the combination could result in internal bleeding.
Eat a diet low in fat, salt, and animal protein, this kind of diet keeps the immune system from being overly reactive and is easy on the kidneys. Use only canola or olive oil to cook with.
Consume sardines often; they are good source of omega-3 essential fatty acids. Other good sources are flax oil and any seafood. Include seafood twice a week in your diet and use fish oil supplements.
Eat eggs, garlic, and onions, these food contain sulfur which is needed for the repair and rebuilding of bone, cartilage, and connective tissue, and aids in the absorption of calcium. Include in the diet brown rice, fish green leafy vegetables, nonacidic fresh fruits, oatmeal, and whole grains. Earth fresh pineapple frequently. Bromelain, an enzyme present in fresh pineapple, is excellent for reduction inflammation. Use some fiber daily. Do not consume, milk, dairy –produces, or red meat, also avoid caffeine, citrus fruits paprika, salt, tobacco and everything that contain sugar. Avoid nightshade vegetables, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, and white potatoes. These foods contain a substance called solanine, which can contribute to inflammation and pain. Get plenty of rest and regular moderate exercise that promotes muscle tone and fitness. Try to avoid fluorescent lighting in both the home and the workplace. Exposure to fluorescent lighting an aggravate lupus symptoms. If possible, remove all fluorescent and halogen lighting and replace them with incandescent bulbs.
Avoid a lot of sunshine.
Mild cases of Lupus respond well to supplements that build up the immune system.
For educational purposes only; always consult your physician or health care provider before using herbs or alternative medicines. Keep out of reach of children. If allergic reaction stop using and call your healthcare provider or physician.
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