7 Natural Remedies for Lupus

7 Natural Remedies for Lupus. Lupus, aka systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE),
is a complex disease in which the body attacks itself (autoimmune), resulting in a wide range
of often debilitating symptoms. It is characterized by acute and chronic inflammation
of various tissues throughout the body. One of the bright spots in the area of treatment
is the number of natural remedies for lupus. Once someone has received a diagnosis, then
it’s time to explore these natural options and discuss them with a knowledgeable healthcare
provider who can help identify which ones may be the most effective. What is lupus? The immune system of individuals who have
lupus produces abnormal antibodies in the blood, and these antibodies (known as autoantibodies)
attack the tissues instead of foreign infectious agents. Lupus can appear in one of four forms. About 70 percent of cases are systemic lupus,
in which a major organ or tissue (e.g., heart, brain) in about half of those affected. Approximately 10 percent of cases affect the
skin only (cutaneous lupus), while another 10 percent is caused by high doses of certain
drugs (drug-induced lupus). A rare form called neonatal lupus can occur
in newborns but usually disappears completely within six months. Approximately 1.5 million Americans have some
form of lupus, and the majority of those affected are women of childbearing age. Women of color are two to three times more
likely to develop lupus than are their Caucasian peers. Symptoms of lupus Although symptoms of lupus can vary considerably
between individuals and from day to day, those generally recognized as typical include fatigue,
pain and weakness in the joints, headaches, and a facial rash that often extends over
the bridge of the nose and the cheeks (aka, a butterfly rash). Additional symptoms that occur can include
fever, anemia, depression, dry mouth, mouth or nose ulcers, hair loss, chest pain, sensitivity
to light, Raynaud’s disease (cold fingers and toes that turn blue), weight loss, and
swelling of the hands, feet, legs, and/or around the eyes. Symptoms are the same for men and women. Read about living with lupus One of the things that makes lupus a challenge
to diagnose as well as treat is that symptoms can mimic many other conditions, which is
why it is sometimes referred to as “the great imitator.” A quick review of lupus symptoms reveals that
they are also associated with fibromyalgia, diabetes, Lyme disease, rheumatoid arthritis,
blood disorders, and various lung, heart, and muscle diseases. These symptoms also can come and go without
warning, and it’s possible to experience one or more symptoms for a single time only. Natural remedies for lupus Here are 7 natural remedies for managing lupus. 1. Anti-inflammatory diet. Since inflammation is the hallmark of lupus,
you want to focus on foods that don’t promote inflammation but can also help prevent it. That means avoiding processed foods, added
sugar, gluten, trans fat, alcohol, caffeine, high-sodium foods, and certain legumes (e.g.,
alfalfa seeds and sprouts, green beans, peanuts, soybeans, snow peas), which contain the amino
acid L-canavanine that can trigger lupus flare-ups in some people. Foods in an anti-inflammatory diet include
organic, unprocessed foods, foods high in antioxidants (especially raw fruits and vegetables),
avocados, coconut oil, raw milk, cucumbers and melons, green and herbal teas, and bone
broth. 2. Regular physical exercise. Regular exercises addresses several critical
features of lupus, including stress reduction, help with sleep, strengthening the heart,
reducing joint pain, and improving flexibility and range of motion. Exercise sessions (e.g., walking, swimming,
yoga, tai chi, cycling) should last about 20 to 30 minutes and not result in exhaustion. Proper rest between workout days is essential. 3. Omega-3 fatty acids. The omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA (eicosapentaenoic
acid and docosahexaenoic acid) in fish oil have been shown to reduce inflammation in
scores of studies. In a clinical trial involving 49 women with
SLE, those who took 1080 mg EPA plus 200 mg DHA daily for 12 weeks showed a significant
decline in C-reactive protein (an inflammatory marker) and evidence of a decline in bad cholesterol
(low-density lipoprotein, LDL) and total cholesterol compared with no such benefits in women who
were given a placebo. Another study lasting six months also showed
improvement in symptoms and inflammatory markers among patients who took fish oil when compared
with placebo. A suggested daily dose is 2,000 mg EPA/DHA
daily. Omega-3 fatty acids are also available in
foods such as wild-caught fatty fish (e.g., salmon, tuna, herring), chia seeds, flaxseeds,
and hemp seeds. 4. Vitamin D3. Most people have low to deficient levels of
vitamin D, and those who are living with lupus are no exception. It’s a good idea to have vitamin D levels
checked before starting supplementation so you know the best dose to take. Generally, 2,000 to 5,000 International Units
daily is recommended, but anyone with a significant deficiency will require more. Vitamin D can help enhance immune system function,
reduce depression, and facilitate hormone balance. 5. Chlorella and spirulina. These natural microalgae foods are rich in
minerals, antioxidants, and omega-3s and are especially helpful for anyone whose kidneys
are affected by lupus. Chlorella in particular can assist in eliminating
pesticides and heavy metals from the bloodstream. Both chlorella and spirulina help produce
electrolytes that can enhance kidney function. Take these supplements according to package
directions. These powders can easily be incorporated into
smoothies. Try adding a tablespoon to your next green
breakfast drink! 6. MSM. Methylsulfonylmethane is an organic sulfur
compound that is derived from the rain cycle. MSM has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory,
energy-boosting, and detoxifying properties. Its ability to increase the permeability of
cells, for example, allows the body to use less energy to deal with toxin build-up, resulting
in more energy being directed toward healing and bodily functions, including digestion. MSM boosts the absorption of nutrients, which
also helps energy production. The anti-inflammatory properties of MSM are
associated with its ability to assist with the elimination of waste materials from cells,
whose presence causes inflammation. A recommended dose is 2,000 to 8,000 mg daily. Since MSM is tasteless and odorless, its powdered
form can easily be included in smoothies. 7. Turmeric. Be sure to include turmeric (and its active
ingredient, curcumin) both as a supplement and a food enhancer to help fight pain and
inflammation as well as improve rashes and aid with digestion. Turmeric is a good source of potassium, magnesium,
manganese, iron, fiber, and vitamins B6 and C. In a study from the University of Pittsburgh,
researchers reported that turmeric has shown promise in reducing activity of lupus.

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  • As an herbalist I was taught lupus was a parasite and I treated as such and had had much success but still need more help that’s why am watching this. I will share with you the one thing that I do know helps and that’s green walnut hull or black walnuthullfound on Amazon will kill its parasites and you have to repeat it every so often because they hatch out The one I bought was the green walnut hole apparently it’s better it has warm wood in it and cloves ?
    I’ve tried different tinctures
    It will be needed to be repeated probably for the rest of your life

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