Diet in lupus ?

SidraSidra Member New Member
Diet and yoga are very crucial in lupus .adopting healthy life style becomes necessary .Any one can sugest what should we eat and what not ? 


  • stormystormy Member New Member
    I have as always been told to do the meditranian diet. Lots of veggies, fish, not a lot of red meat and not to many sweets. But have they ever been on steroids for lupus. Its hell. They call it hangry for a reason. Lol I'm on Weight watchers right now it keeps me accountable. Hope this helps
  • LupusSupportGroupLupusSupportGroup Member New Member
    edited July 2019
    Lifestyle changes, especially eating habits, can be hard to re-adapt to, but is definitely beneficial when it comes to Lupus. As an inflammatory disease, the processed foods we consume tend to trigger flare and/or induce inflammation (ie Sugar, Salt, Bread, etc). Your probably thinking, hmmm that is in everything we eat and you are correct, but there is a great difference between natural sugars and salts, and processed.

    I personally have tried fasting, along with several other diets, but have found simply substituting foods with what are called Functional Foods, has been the most beneficial. Contemplate what meals you usually eat and find an alternative, simply substituting the bad food for good.

    For instance, instead of White Rice, eat Brown, instead of Potatoes, eat Sweet Potato, Yucca or Tarrow, instead of Whole Milk, use Almond, or Coconut Milk, instead of Pasta in Marinara Sauce, try Sliced Zucchini in Garlic and Olive Oil, instead of a Ham & Cheese with Mayo on Bread, use Lettuce, Kale or Spinach as the the bread, with Turkey or Chicken and Guacamole or Hummus), these are just a few ideas, or possibly seeking the advisement of a professional Nutritionist or Dietician may help.
  • RebekahVRebekahV Member New Member
    I'm currently on a 4-day rotation diet. Rotating foods can be beneficial as our bodies are not meant to eat the same thing every day, but it also helps it become easier to tell what foods you may be sensitive too (also reason to keep a food & symptom journal).
  • ordia85ordia85 Member New Member
    Please I want to loose weight?? 
  • About to change your life for whoever reads this & I live with Lupus as well. Got no help from any of the Drs or specialists. No matter what your gonna have some good an bad days but you'll be able to go thru life almost normal doing this. Now you'll never have the strength an endurance that you once had when fully healthy ever again bc Lupus just breaks the body down too much but this will keep you from feeling really sick tho. Give this 2 to 4 weeks an you'll start to see a major difference in your life. Autoimmune diseases come from too much inflammation in the body an it also cz a lot of other serious medical problems as well. 🌽 is 33% more contaminated than any other crop due to being modified in a lab an the pesticides we put on them, also have done tests an it's the only food so far that cz severe inflammation in every race. Stop eating anything with 🌽 ( high fructose syrup, syrup, starch, & etc)  in it. Eat blueberries a few times a week along with cinnamon bc these take inflammation out better than anything. Eat natural fruits, veggies, seafood, chicken (grilled or baked) & limit other meats. In the mornings drink warm water with apple cider Vinegar, lemon an Manuka Honey to build a healthy digestive system, building the body back up starts here! Oils: olive & avocado mainly, limit coconut, light sesame, & flax/grape seed. Flours: Amaranth, quinoa, chickpea, rice, oat, & limit coconut. Nuts: need to eat daily except limit peanuts. Milks: Almond, limit coconut, & limit soy for males. Spices: ALL! Eat daily & extremely good for you. Teas: green, lavender an limeflower, ginger, turmeric & drink daily. Limit your caffeine intake so if you drink coffee then don't drink a green that day instead opt for a different one. Also if you need to take an over the counter then take ibuprofen bc it takes inflammation out as well

    No artificial anything, 🌽, butter, bad oils, & limit wheat due to gluten. 🌽 is in everything nowadays so always check the ingredients list. Enjoy! Saved my life! 😊

  • moms_wild_childmoms_wild_child Member New Member
    I follow a vegan diet take supplements exercise every single day and avoid alcohol. I do not take any meds and they have prescribed it all. I believe food is the best medicine. I do have to take pain medication ( OTC ) occasionally and on really bad days rethink my decisions on the meds, but the flares usually only last a few days to a week. I also found relief with a myofascia release therapist. 
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