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.
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/
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.
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.