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Date Joined Sep 2013
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   Posted 9/13/2013 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi! I'm Tara. I posted a few days ago about my high ANA (1:640 speckled)

I was wondering if any of you have had success treating your symptoms with diet changes?
When my mom was diagnosed with MCTD, she ate mostly vegan and is now in remission. She still eats healthy, but isn't as strict as she was.

Has anyone found anything that works for them?
I don't have a diagnosis or horrible symptoms, I was just wondering if there is anything I can do to slow this down or prevent anything from happening

Have you cut gluten out of your diet? I have read research on that, but that would be so hard!
Any good info?


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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 9/13/2013 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I just eat a balance diet.
Some people avoid inflammatory foods.

There is no solid proof that special diet will help unless you are sensitive to a certain food.
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Date Joined Feb 2011
Total Posts : 399
   Posted 9/14/2013 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tara,
      I find that I feel better when I exclude wheat and dairy from my diet.  It's difficult for me to be too strict, so I just watch it.  I also try and eat meals that are rich in anti-inflammatory foods and herbs.  Those include kale, broccoli, ginger, turmeric, peppers and garlic.  I avoid red meat, but do consume chicken and fish in moderate amounts.  Everyone is different, so it can help to experiment.  I found out that I was sensitive to wheat and dairy when I was seeking alternatives to pharmaceuticals.  The MD I worked with at the time believed that life style changes could help the symptoms of Lupus.  He completed a blood reaction test to immunoglobulin on me which revealed those two sensitivities.  If I eat too much of those products, I do find myself more prone to flares and not feeling well.  Hope this helps!
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