There is surely truth to the fact that we are what we eat, and that some things are much healthier than others for everyone. Lots of nutritionists and other people have found things that seem to work for them, and there are many many theories and types of diets.
Specific to Lupus, it is suggested in the lupus bible (other wise known as "The Lupus Book" by Dr Daniel Wallace) that we avoid legumes (beans, peas, etc.), tomatoes, and other "nightshade" plants (eggplant,...).
The other things the front office woman told you are debatable -- they all are true for a variety of medical conditions or personal choices -- but the only thing that I personally consider valid for Lupus are the items from The Lupus Book.
The nutrition evaluation should provide you with guidelines about
improving your eating in general - most of us do eat too much processed food, fried food, caffeine, fast food, etc. However, if it feels like they are "pushing" you to purchase supplements, etc. without labs tests to show you need the stuff...that is when I check into getting another opinion.
I eat meat, diary, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers -- even some caffeine & sugar though I feel better without the last two, lol. I do avoid the legumes -- and avoid greasy, fatty, fried stuff or extra rich sauces & that kind of thing. If I get too lazy and eat poorly, I do feel it. Red meat should be lean and eaten sparingly -- not every day -- chicken, fish, non-fatty pork cuts.....the nutritionist should be able to help you out!
Hope you get an eating plan that works for you soon!
Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus Forum
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