Coping With Lupus Naturally
Lupus erythematosus is an auto-immune
disease, in which the body's immune
system attacks the connective tissue of
the body as if it were foreign, causing
inflammation. Connective tissue
surrounds all body structures and holds
Lupus affects nine times as many women
as men. The incidence is higher in
certain ethnic groups, particularly
blacks and Chinese. Over one million
Americans and 50,000 Canadians have
The most common type, discoid lupus
erythematosus, affects only exposed
areas of skin. The more serious form is
systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE
which can affect the skin, eyes, blood,
nervous system, heart, joints and
Triggers Of SLE
- Anticonvulsants, beta blockers,
penicillins, sulfa drugs, birth control
pills, and estrogen hormone
- Physical and mental stress, exposure to
sun, immunization, viral infections and
- Chronic yeast or parasite infections.
- Delayed food and chemical allergies.
- Common allergies include dairy, red
meat, caffeine, sugar, corn, wheat.
- Possible heavy metal hypersensitivity,
including mercury fillings.
- Test for and eliminate food allergies
through an elimination diet.
- Improve digestion since 80 percent have
severe deficiencies of stomach
hydrochloric acid (HCL) Take HCL,
enzymes or Swedish bitters.
- Take plant sterols and sterolins (plant
fats) which decrease both the
inflammatory response and the antibody
formation to the body's own tissues.
- Treat candida and parasites if present.
- Antioxidant vitamins to protect against
tissue damage including mixed
carotenes, grape seed extract,
bioflavonoids, vitamins C and E, and
- Vitamin-B-12 injections 1,000 to 2,000
micrograms twice weekly helpful.
- Over 50 percent of women have low
levels of DHEA and testosterone and
benefit from replacement with natural
- High quality multi-mineral vitamin,
supergreen drink, B complex, flaxseed
oil, and fish oil.
- The minerals zinc, selenium, calcium,