diets for treating lupus


    Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks tissues and organs in its own body. It causes acute and persistent inflammation that can affect almost any part of the body.

    Because the symptoms of lupus are similar to those of many other pathological conditions - such as thyroid disorders and fibromyalgia - it can be a very difficult disease to diagnose. Lupus tends to have periods of the outbreak of the disorder, characterized by acute infection and worsening of symptoms, followed by intervals of remission. Conventional treatments for lupus include taking corticosteroids and chemically synthesized hormones. 


    Our natural treatment for Lupus contains all the essential elements to purify, protect, regulate, replenish, and regenerate the body. It also has regulatory, protective, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, micronutrient, immuno-restorative elements. It is made up of plants that stimulate the detoxification process, as well as externally, to nourish dry skin. Click on the image below to discover our natural treatment

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    What is the cause of lupus?

    Lupus is an inflammatory response that can be triggered by several factors that cause the immune system to mistakenly attack the tissues of the same body it belongs to. The main reason for this complicated reaction is not yet known for sure, but scientific studies are showing how genetic components and a bad lifestyle can play a fundamental role in the onset of the disease.

    Other possible factors that can cause inflammation include allergic reactions, emotional stress, viruses, changes in estrogen levels following pregnancy, hormonal imbalances, and metal poisoning. The chance of developing lupus increases in women between the ages of 15 and 45; as well as in people belonging to African American, Asian, or Native American ethnicities.

    Main symptoms of lupus

    Lupus symptoms can be direct (linked to inflammation) or indirect (causing a noticeable rise in stress levels). Many people with this disorder experience psychological stress and struggle with anxiety, depression, memory loss, and insomnia.

    This is because lupus can partially damage the nerves in the spine and inflame the tissues of the brain, but also because it is a pathological condition that can be difficult to combat. The main symptoms of lupus include:

    • Chronic fatigue
    • Pain in muscles and joints
    • Swelling
    • Short breath
    • Skin rashes
    • Depression and anxiety
    • Insomnia
    • Dry eye
    • Ulcers
    • Anemia
    • Spots on the nose and mouth
    • Memory loss

    Foods not recommended in case of lupus

    Certain foods can contribute to the onset and worsening of lupus. Let's see what they are.


    Health Effects of a Gluten Free Diet

    Gluten is a type of protein found in wheat, barley, and most flour products. Gluten intolerance is common because it is a substance that is not easy to digest properly. It can increase the risk of stomach disease, general inflammation, and lupus.

    Trans fats and some saturated fats

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    Trans fats are found in fast food, most fried foods, and industrially processed foods. They can lead to inflammation and cardiovascular problems. Some people with lupus also have difficulty metabolizing saturated fat and should, therefore, limit their intake of cheeses, red meat, and packaged foods.

    Foods rich in sodium

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    Lupus can damage the kidneys. For this reason, a diet designed to relieve symptoms and prevent their appearance involves the intake of foods that do not excessively increase the level of sodium and salt in the body. In this way, water retention and swelling will be avoided.

    Alcohol and caffeine

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    Alcohol and caffeine can increase anxiety, worsen inflammation, damage the liver, intensify pain, and cause dehydration and sleep problems.

    Some legumes

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    Brussels sprouts, snow peas, peanuts, and soybeans contain a substance that has the potential to trigger lupus inflammation in some people, although it is not as common. The negative reactions triggered in certain patients are thought to be due to an amino acid called L-canavanine.

    Natural treatments for lupus

    Natural and alternative therapies suitable for managing the annoying symptoms associated with the onset of lupus are increasingly widespread. Here are some of the most effective.

    Anti-inflammatory diet

    Some research shows that an adequate diet is very effective in treating lupus because it can control inflammation, reduce the risk of heart complications, and recharge the body. It includes:

    • Unpackaged foods: which reduce the risk of exposure to too many chemical additives and toxins.
    • Raw vegetables: capable of promoting alkaline reactions and stimulating proper digestion.
    • Fish: Provides the body with the omega-3s it needs, reducing inflammation and cardiovascular disease. The best sources of this element are sardines, tuna, salmon, halibut, and herring.
    • Foods rich in antioxidants: garlic, onion, asparagus, avocado, and berries are foods rich in vitamin C, fiber, selenium, magnesium, and potassium that prevent the potential damage caused by free radicals, responsible for premature aging of cells.

    Physical activity

    Regular exercise treats lupus effectively. It reduces stress levels, improves sleep quality, strengthens heart and bone health, and relieves joint pain, increasing flexibility.

    Since lupus can cause chronic fatigue and anemia, it is important to start exercising gradually, without putting excessive stress on the body. The beneficial exercise time for people with lupus includes about 20-30 minutes of swimming, aerobics, yoga, Pilates, or cycling.

    Relieve stress

    Psychological and emotional stress can trigger the onset of lupus. Many people have benefited from meditation, yoga, and acupuncture, both for the body and for the mind. Another method of managing anxiety is to spend time in nature whenever possible. It can also be helpful to learn breathing techniques.

    Get adequate rest

    Most lupus patients experience chronic fatigue as their main symptom. It is therefore important to take the necessary precautions to ensure good sleep quality.

    The ideal would be to get at least 8 hours of sleep a night, but some people need a short afternoon nap to recharge their batteries. There are a few small rules to follow to better cope with the fatigue caused by lupus:

    • Try to go to bed by 10 pm.
    • Sleep in cool, dark rooms and turn off artificial lights at least an hour before falling asleep.
    • Allow yourself 10-15 minutes in the morning to wake up calmly.
    • Have a hearty and healthy breakfast.
    • Cut back on caffeinated drinks.

    Protect sensitive skin

    Lupus develops a series of skin reactions that can appear in various regions of the body, especially the neck and nose. They manifest as redness, itching, dryness, lesions, and high sensitivity to sunlight. These conditions are caused by inflammation and it is very important to protect the affected skin by following these tips:

    • Avoid direct exposure to sunlight, especially from 9.00 to 15.00.
    • Wear sunglasses and a hat.
    • Use a dehumidifier at home to help your skin stay hydrated.
    • Avoid using chemical cosmetics and household products, opting for the alternative prepared with natural ingredients such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, shea butter, and essential oils.
    • Avoid hot showers
    • Spray mineral water during the day on the skin of the body which tends to dry out.
    • Avoid wearing non-breathable clothing and chemical perfumes.

    Treat inflammation naturally

    Treatment with essential oils is very effective for relieving lupus-related symptoms. The most suitable for the purpose is

    Frankincense essential oil: pour 3 drops into a glass of water and take the solution three times a day to reduce inflammation.

    lavender or geranium essential oil: to be massaged directly on the affected areas.

    ginger essential oil: take 3 drops twice a day to avoid discomfort related to the digestive system.

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