10 Natural Treatments for Those with Lupus

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There are many terrible diseases that can affect human beings, one of these being lupus. This is a terrible autoimmune disorder that brings numerous problems for those who are afflicted with it. For some, it causes nothing more than minor inconvenience, but for others it can actually cause death. There is no cure for this disease; all one can do is treat the symptoms and help your body to naturally fight lupus.

Unfortunately there are many diseases that also mimic lupus. Most people go through several tests and try many different medications before they finally discover that they have lupus. Scientists are not certain what causes lupus, nor why it sometimes stops for some people as quickly as it started. Some believe that lupus is triggered by stress, a severe infection, or even food allergies. Whatever the reason, lupus can go on for years or stop at the drop of a hat.

Your doctor might recommend certain medications, but before you consider consuming more toxic chemicals, talk to your doctor about some of the natural methods that have been shown to give many people relief. If you are taking medication, always talk to your doctor before you stop taking it.

Keep reading and find out the 10 best treatments that have given others relief from their lupus symptoms.

 

1. Diet

When you are first given the diagnosis of lupus, one of your first thoughts was mostly likely about your diet. Your doctor might have even asked you about your eating habits. Most Americans have terrible eating habits, mostly comprised of processed foods, junk foods, sugar, salt, and fast food.

Some people have found that by changing their eating habits and turning away from the typical Western diet, their lupus symptoms dramatically improve. Consume a mainly organic plant based diet, with small amounts of organic, grass fed meats, organic eggs, and healthy fats such as avocados, nuts, seeds, and coconut oil.

 

2. Exercise

There are numerous studies showing that moderate exercise can help relieve the symptoms of lupus. Always speak to your doctor before beginning any exercise program as lupus sometimes affects the joints. Many who do mild to moderate exercise, such as simply walking on a treadmill, find that their symptoms diminish greatly. This is true even for those who suffer from joint pain.

 

3. Avoid Fluoride

You should install a reverse osmosis water purification system if you live in an area that has fluoridated water. You should also switch to a using a non-fluoride toothpaste and consume organic fruits and vegetables as almost all pesticides are made with some amount of fluoride. Read more about the best ways to avoid fluoride.

If you cannot find organic foods, be certain that you wash your produce carefully to remove any pesticide residue. Fluoride tends to cause symptoms to flare up for most people with lupus.

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