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Eat Your Veggies — Sheila Moon

Found this gem while scrolling on the WordPress news feed. Though I do not have lyme disease, I do have lupus, and I believe this post has an incredible amount of information for eating better when living with an autoimmune diseases. I've included only the anti- inflammatory foods as it pertains to my current situation… Continue reading Eat Your Veggies — Sheila Moon

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Do More Women Develop Autoimmune Diseases Than Men?

There is a lot of misinformation that exists about lupus—including the incorrect belief that lupus only occurs in women.  However, new findings are now being presented on possible mechanisms behind gender differences in the occurrence of rheumatism and other autoimmune diseases. A recent study published in Nature Communications, can be of significance for the future treatment… Continue reading Do More Women Develop Autoimmune Diseases Than Men?

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Lupus Symptoms Easily Missed

Lupus affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans, according to The Lupus Foundation of America, and it occurs when something goes wrong with the immune system. Normally the immune system produces antibodies that protect us from viruses and bacteria. But when you have lupus, the immune system can no longer decipher harmful germs from healthy tissue. In turn,… Continue reading Lupus Symptoms Easily Missed

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Lupus Awareness Month: Day 30- Taking Action, Fighting Against Lupus!

Make Your Miles Matter Team Make Your Mark is a way for novice or experienced athletes to combine running or walking events with fundraising to support the fight against lupus. When you join Team Make Your Mark, you will gain access to professional coaching and fundraising support, and become part of a community, a team of… Continue reading Lupus Awareness Month: Day 30- Taking Action, Fighting Against Lupus!

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Lupus Awareness Month: Day 29- Lupus Does Not And Will Not Define Me!

Lupies, I don't even  know where to begin... This month has been a rough one for me and my lupus. It is really trying to take hold of every part of my being. It's affected my mind- I have over a dozen sticky notes on my desk and computer screen at work, a million reminders… Continue reading Lupus Awareness Month: Day 29- Lupus Does Not And Will Not Define Me!

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Lupus Awareness Month: Day 25- Prognosis And Life Expectancy With Lupus!

80-90% of people with lupus can expect to live a normal life span. -According to The National Resource Center On Lupus Yes, it is true that medical science has not yet developed a method for curing lupus, and some people do in fact, die from the disease. However, for the majority of the people living with the disease… Continue reading Lupus Awareness Month: Day 25- Prognosis And Life Expectancy With Lupus!