Nutrition

Lupus and the Health Risks of Sugar

Sugar seems to be in everything. The average American gets 270 calories of “added” sugar each day in processed foods and sugary drinks – about 17 teaspoons!  Unfortunately, consuming too much sugar can cause many serious health issues.  So, what does this mean for those living with lupus?  Read on to find out. A Quick…

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Lupus and Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners have become a prevalent way to reduce sugar and its potentially harmful effects.  Yet, is there a downside to consuming artificial sweeteners for someone living with lupus?  Read on to find out. Introduction The Problem with Sugar … and Artificial Sweeteners to the Rescue! Artificial Sweeteners and Lupus In Conclusion: What is best…

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Lupus and Selenium

Selenium may be the most important nutrient that you have never heard of.  Yet, it is vital for maintaining overall health and reducing the inflammation caused by autoimmune diseases like lupus. Read on to learn more about the relationship between selenium, inflammation and SLE. What is selenium and why is it important for your health?…

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Lupus and Turmeric

The spice that gives the most flavorful curry dishes their distinctive taste and color also contains healing properties that may help treat and manage lupus! Introduction to Lupus and Turmeric How might turmeric help with lupus? What are the risks? In Conclusion Introduction to Lupus and Turmeric Turmeric is an Indian culinary spice that comes…

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Lupus and Dry, Brittle Hair – “Lupus Hair”

Lupus, and all that comes with it, can have a serious effect on your hair.  Dry, brittle hair that easily breaks off is one aspect that can really be alarming.  However, there are simple things you can do to lessen the damage.  Continue reading to find out why ”lupus hair” happens, and what can you…

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Lupus and Coffee

How many of us NEED a cup of coffee to start our day? Yet, what does it mean to consume coffee while living with lupus? The medical community is beginning to ask that question as well. Read on and find out about coffee and its impact on lupus. Introduction What Makes Coffee, Coffee? Coffee and…

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Lupus and Nutrition

A good diet should be a priority for everyone. However, when there are complex lupus symptoms to manage, you have to go above and beyond the basic nutritional guidelines. This isn’t always and easy thing to do. Introduction Basic Dietary Guidelines to Follow When You Have Lupus The Impact of Good Nutrition on Lupus Dietary…

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Vitamin D Deficiency and Lupus

If you have lupus, it is likely that you have been advised to take vitamin D as a supplement to your other therapies. Since those with lupus often must avoid direct sunlight, the primary way that vitamin D is produced naturally, it is a common deficiency that can lead to poor bone health – among…

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Fatty Acids: Omega-3s in the Treatment of Lupus

Contents Introduction; The 20-second Overview What exactly are omega-3’s? What are the health benefits of omega-3’s? Sources of Omega-3 Krill Oil in the Treatment of Lupus In conclusion . Introduction: The 20-second Overview Lately, there have been a growing number of research studies, which highlight the possible role of certain fatty acids in slowing that…

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