This is a good topic and one that a lot of us seem to be thinking about
lately. I have found a few things that have negatively affected my symptoms, but everyone is different in how their bodies react to things. I have read that nightshade plants can cause problems for lupus - things like cauliflower, etc and also sprouts can cause problems and some people can't tollerate things in the bean family either. One thing I found that made me feel really sick is artificial sweetners and there is more and more out there about
how these sweetners are like poison to a lot of people with chronic illnesses. There are people that seem to tollerate it okay though.
I did some reading about
this subject yesterday and I looked at several different "lupus diets" that weren't gimmicks and seemed to be based in sound nutrition. I did like Dr. Weil's anti inflammatory diet and the nice thing about
it is that you can read everything you need to know about
it online, so you don't have to shell out money for a book to find out about
it. Everything he says makes sense and there is info about
foods that feed inflammation and foods that help reduce inflammation. It's based on eating whole natural foods and making sure you get healthy oils, while avoiding processed foods and sugary foods. It's a pretty basic approach to a good healthy lifestyle. Overall, I think its's just important to have a healthy, well balanced diet, which is sometimes easier said than done when dealing with a chrnic illness.
Diagnosis: UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; UC 2008; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Doxepin 25-50mg; Prevacid; Evoxac; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Artificial tears
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