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   Posted 4/1/2010 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
i been searchign online for food to avoid, what will help my lupus ect. i get all pop ups saying buy this and that, and how i cured my lupus completly. can someone tell me some web sites to help me with foods and such, do's and donts...im not buying anything over the web. as i did this once for my diabetes. which most of it was b.s.....shew my knees and down kill me..........thanks

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   Posted 4/1/2010 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Here is a link to the lupus foundation and their information about diet. 
MCTD (lupus, scleroderma, polymyositis).  Diagnosed 2005.  Kidney, liver, GI tract, dysphagia, raynauds, Barretts esophagus, quadriplegic in 2005.  Recovered and now active in skiing, tai, chi, hiking, golf.  Meds: prednisone 2.5mg, imuran 25mg, amlodipine, benazapril, omeprazole, potassium, folic acid, vitamins, maxide and various supplements and vitamins.
Remain optimistic and you can overcome the odds.

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   Posted 4/2/2010 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I find that caffeine, high fat foods, alcohol and honey (that's just me I think) do me no favors. Caffeine might give me a boost, but then I crash, so I end up drinking too much caffeine. I quit coffee and drink dandelion, ginger and red bush tea (dandelion and ginger I supposed to be good for us). High fat foods and junky foods (I eat organically so I probably feel this more than someone on a Standard American Diet (SAD) make me feel really tired not long after eating, and alcohol (even just 2 beers) gives me a three day "ugh" feeling like a hangover.
The library is a great place to start for lupus and diet books, eating lots of greens, (not as good as I could be at this), juicing is also great (it gave me a boost when I was in a mild flare).
Just try to eat as healthy as possible - think no chemicals (ie sweeteners, preservatives etc) and less processed.
Hope this makes sense (difficult to type with funky hands and lupus fog!)
There are many websites out there - but all have similar advice.
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