Tooth Decay, Dental Caries, and Lupus
Trips to the dentist aren’t really fun. But, they are crucial to oral health. Around 85% of Lupus Warriors experience tooth decay during the battle with lupus. As if the pain and fatigue wasn’t enough! Many people with lupus experience…
Gut Microbiome, Bacteria, and Lupus
The bacteria in the body, particularly in the gastrointestinal tract, have a major impact on health and lupus. When it comes to gut health, it's all about finding the right balance. From interfering with the stomach and intestines to causing…
High-Fiber Diets: Benefits for People with Lupus?
According to a 2018 study conducted on lupus-prone mice, a specific high-fiber diet can stimulate immune system cells and pathways associated with lupus disease development. It’s no secret to people living with lupus: diet can have a major impact on…
Salt (Sodium), Cardiovascular Health, & Lupus
#LupusWarriors are already predisposed to heart disease because of inflammation and stress. Sodium contributes to high blood pressure, but it also might be an environmental influencer of autoimmunity. Every living being on the planet needs salt. It’s essential for proper…
Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Essential Nutrients, & Lupus
What Are Omega-3 Fatty Acids? And why are they important for Lupus Warriors? Omega-3 fatty acids are an essential nutrient the body cannot make on its own. Studies have shown that these omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in…
Why Garlic Causes Lupus Symptoms or Flares
Garlic and Lupus. #LupusWarriors have probably heard to avoid it. Knowing why can help create a good plan #LupusWarriors have to avoid quite a bit, unfortunately. It can be frustrating and discouraging. With the right plan and the knowledge of…
Obesity, Weight Issues, & Lupus Symptoms
Between medication side effects and the challenges of life with lupus, it can be difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Battling a lupus flare? The steroids often used to battle lupus can cause people to gain weight. And, even when…
Probiotics, “Good” Bacteria, & Lupus Symptoms
Microorganisms and bacteria help our bodies function. Can probiotics, or "good" bacteria, help reduce lupus symptoms? Good bacteria may seem like an oxymoron. But, bacteria play a vital role in the human body, particularly in the intestines where they help…
Green Tea Benefits for Lupus Disease Activity
A new study found benefits of drinking green tea for people with lupus, including reduced disease activity. Green tea originated in China and is made from Camellia sinensis leaves. These same leaves are used to make oolong and black tea, as well. But, for those…
Bone Broth For Lupus – Where is the Evidence?
There a lot of articles on the benefits of bone broth for lupus, but where is the evidence? Lupus is a disease that modern science is still trying to figure out. In fact, it can seem like there are more…