Saturday, 13 December 2008

Autoimmune disease - Lupus

As the name implies, Lupus is a disease whereby the body immune system attack itself and there are 2 types of Lupus disease. SLE or or DLE. SLE affects different parts of the body and even organs. Thus, SLE is the more serious types. DLE is the less serious type because it only affects the skin.

Supplements required, both Nutrilite and other brands:

  • Calcium Magnesium: 1/1/1/1
  • Protein Powder: 1/1/1/1
  • B-complex: 3/3/3/3 (Take 1 in between the timings).
  • Omega 3: Take flaxseed oil. Buy it from Organic store.
  • EPO Plus: Take according to bottle instructions.
  • Garlic and Licorice: Take according to bottle instructions.
  • Bio-C: 4/4/4/4
  • Multi-vit. Either Daily or Double X. If taking Daily, take 1 tablet, 3 times a day. If taking Double X, 2 times will do.
  • Nutri-bifidus: Take 1 strip during each meal.
  • Multi-carotene: 3/3/3/3. If skin turn orange, stop. Once it is clear, repeat the cycle.
  • Lecithin E: 4/4/4/4 for 1 week. Thereafter, increase it to 8/8/8/8. If not, just ensure you achive 32 tablets per day.
  • Bromelain: Take according to bottle instructions.
  • Milk Thistle: 4 tablets before sleep.
Taking supplements are not enough. There are food that is good and bad for Lupus. Taking food that is bad for Lupus will only aggravate the symptoms and cause more sufferings. Thus, avoiding these food is very very critical.

  • Eat a diet of low fat, low salt and red meat. This is because you want to take care of the kidney. Should you want to eat salt, take seasalt or rock salt, not table salt. Take salt moderately. Thus, fast food is a no no to Lupus. It contains too much salt.
  • When come to cooking, use olive oil only.
  • Eat only full-grain rice such as brown rice, millet and etc... No white rice.
  • Eat lots of green vegetables.
  • Eat lots of non-acidic fruits. Acidic fruits are lemon and oranges. These fruits contain citrus acid. Tropic fruits are good. Especially papaya and pineapple. It contains enzymes to prevent inflammation.
  • After each meal, eat at least a serving of fresh papaya and pineapple. Fresh, not canned.
  • Take at least 2 tablets of Fiber to ensure daily bowel movement.
  • No dairy products.
  • No caffeine a products.
  • No sweet stuffs such as cakes and etc...
  • Avoid vegetables such as eggplant, pepper, tomatoes and etc... These are called nightshade vegetables.
  • Avoid Alfalfa, green sprouts and similar types of greens.
  • Get plenty of rest and do brisk walking. Best to do during night time since it is cool and there is no sunlight. If not, do it in the early morning.
  • Use sunscreen when going out during daytime.
  • Use hypoallergenic soaps only.
  • Avoid fluorescent lighting at home. It is unavoidable in both office and shopping area. You have to wear your sunscreen. At home, if possible, change the light to incandescent light bulbs.
  • Don't go to places with lots of people. Who knows you may catch a cold or cough.
  • No birth control. If need to control birth, use condoms instead.
  • Use a filtered shower head. Cholrine is quite harmful to rashes.
  • Use gentle shower cream or gel on the body. I suggest either Amway body shampoo or Dish drop. If both can't work, try those organic baby body shampoo that does not contain any chemical.
  • Basically, any soap that will dry the skin will be bad for Lupus patient.
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Hope these helps.

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