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Post Edited (peacesoul) : 10/21/2008 8:14:55 PM (GMT-6)
Hi Canuckgirl - I understand what you're saying - however I take it as a given that not everything that worked for someone else is going to work for me. There are lots of obvious analogies here....certain people wear the color red and look smashing, but I look terrible in it.....I love pizza but not with mushrooms on it..... a 6AM walk would work great for my morning person friend, but not for nightowl me....
I'm not trying to minimize your point, but nobody is prescribing anything - just talking about what worked for them. We talk plenty about medications - I don't see the harm in talking about a natural approach. Either way we are sharing our experiences with managing various aspects of AI disease. I've learned a lot from people on this forum - and the moderators are great about reminding us to check with our doctors about taking anything, as well as providing full disclosure about the OTCs we be may taking to our docs/pharmacists,etc. You mentioned you went against your sister's advice and eliminated dairy, ending up sicker. That's helpful information as well, as is your warning about turmeric. It's all part of trying to process our options - and listening to our bodies and instincts as well as what we hear from health care professionals - be they naturopaths or traditional MDs.
So - I don't think anyone is implying that we can paint everyone with an equal brush - but it is precisely because different strokes work for different folks that this forum is so helpful.
I hope we can all find a diet and supplement program that works.I think a diet and supplement program that focuses on decreasing inflammation and supports your immune system would be the way to go.I believe most of us with Lupus would benefit from taking Turmeric,Ginger and Omega 3 capsules and also B-complex(100's) EVERYDAY.The diet is something that each individual will have to see what they can or cant tolerate.Some cant tolerate veggies in the cruciferous family(broccoli,cauliflower,brussel sprouts).Turmeric NEVER upset my stomach and i do have a sensitive one.Omitting dairy from my diet helped me TREMENDOUSLY.Not just my Lupus symptoms but with my asthma and allergies.I dont use my rescue inhaler as much as i did when i was eating dairy.I'm NOT calcium deficiant at all because i'm taking calcium supplementation everyday.So for those who do plan on omitting dairy you must find another source of calcium.
Post Edited (canuckgirl) : 10/22/2008 7:06:35 AM (GMT-6)
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i understood what you meant about the almonds.It is one of the many sources of calcium found in food and if people eat several different sources of calcium in a day ;you can meet your daily requirement.I agree with you,it's best to get it from your diet than supplementation.
Hi Peacesoul - thanks for the great link for calcium rich foods and info! I can't eat much dairy at all (strive for none) and do take a supplement - but I also try to get as much as I can from other food sources -- also believing it's the best way to go about it.