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Natural Treatments for Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune condition that affects the muscle, tissues and organs. Thousands of patients with autoimmune diseases have seen recovery with the following plan.

Supplements:

1. Vitamin D3– Essential for balancing hormones in the body and proper functioning of your immune system. Over 80% of people are deficient in vitamin D3.

2. Collagen Protein Powder– The root cause of lupus is leaky gut syndrome. To repair lupus you must start by repairing the gut.

3. Frankincense Essential Oil– A natural anti-inflammatory. Rub this on your neck and forehead or put 2 drops on your thumb and rub onto the roof of your mouth 2x a day to balance the immune system.

4. Digestive Enzymes & HCL (Hydrochloric Acid)- Lupus is related to low stomach acid so suggested action steps are to eat smaller meals, chew more, add apple cider vinegar and water, and use digestive enzymes (2-3 capsules with meals) or HLC with pepsin.

5. Probiotics– Crowd yeast out of the body and heal the gut.

Diet: Foods that are easy to digest and repair your gut

1. Bone Broth– contains amino acids that repair the gut and boost the Immune system naturally
2. Vegetables (ex. steamed broccoli, cauliflower & spinach)
3. Organic Meats (ex. wild caught salmon & organic chicken) only 4 oz. servings of meat with your meal
4. Fruits– blueberries and raspberries
5. Fermented dairy products – goat’s milk kefir and goat’s milk yogurt are high in probiotics

Lupies find more here about leaky gut and other natural remedies to treat lupus for good! Also, be sure to visit Dr. Axe’s webpage for other helpful articles to get you on your way to looking and feeling better DESPITE lupus.

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Lupus: The Shanelle Gabriel Story

Shanelle is so full of life. She is spunky and talented. She is a singer, spoken word artist, and a lupus advocate. Her story is hands down one of the best I’ve heard thus far. I love her positive outlook on life despite living with lupus. I love that she freely lives and does not allow lupus to define who she is or how she goes about living her life. Be sure to watch Shanelle’s story below. I promise you it will be a treat! Enjoy 

“If you just found out that you have lupus, DON’T FREAK OUT! Do not look at the worse cases and think that that’s automatically going to be you. You cannot look at anybody else’s situation and compare yourself to it…” -Shanelle Gabriele.

“Once I stopped being afraid, I found other passions that I never thought were possible” -Shanelle Gabriel.

*The video is courtesy of the Lupus Foundation of America in partner with the American College of Rheumatology Simple Tasks campaign. For more information and how you can become involved visit http://www.SimpleTasks.org/

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Living With Lupus

KNOW LUPUS and its symptoms. Help us out. Ask us how we are.

Simple gestures go a loonngg way.

And they mean more to us than you’ll ever know.

Now here’s a brilliant video that every spouse, family member, friend, colleague and boss should be asked to watch. Under duress if necessary! Well done and thank you to Lupus UK for summing it all up so brilliantly.

via A video that sums it all up —

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Suffering the Silence

Hey lupies,

Be sure to check out this awesome video of two young girls, best friends, who both suffer from chronic illnesses. Ally who battles Lyme disease and Erika who battles Lupus.

See how they’ve started a movement and have inspired millions of others suffering in silence to speak up and speak out!

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3rd Rock From The Sun Actress Talks Lupus

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In an interview with People Magazine, film star Kristen Johnston confessed to being diagnosed with Lupus Myelitis (a form of Lupus unbeknownst to me).

For the record, let me just say that I had absolutely no idea what the heck Lupus Myelitis was.

HOWEVER, in doing my research, I found that Lupus Myelitis is a form of Transverse Myelitis– a neurological disorder caused by inflammation of the spinal cord.

“This rare but serious complication of lupus can include paralysis or weakness that ranges from difficulty in moving one limb to quadriplegia.”

The 3rd Rock from the Sun actress has bravely opened up to People Magazine about her life with the disease, as shown below in the video.

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Lupus Fight Song

2015 has definitely been a trying year! I’ve had some good days, some bad days, and some in between days.

But I’m managing…

As the holiday season approaches, I know that I will come in contact with friends and loved ones whom I know are concerned about my well being. However, this Christmas I would love to go without being asked the mundane questions I’ve sadly but definitely become accustomed to.

Questions such as, “Have you been taking your meds?”, “Are you doing what your doctor’s are asking of you?”, and my favorite question of them all, “How are you feeling today?”

Never is there a day where I am feeling absolutely, fantastic. Never is there a day that I go without taking my meds, either. If I don’t take them I’d end up in the hospital. And never, ever, ever, ask if I am doing what the doctor ordered.

Of course I am. ..

“This is my fight song. Take back my life song.”