The moringa oleifera tree is now considered by many as a miracle tree for its medicinal benefits. The trees leaves are typically utilized to make moringa extract which includes anti-inflammatory components. Moringa also carries anti-toxins, anti-oxidants, vitamins, nutrients, and amino acids to develop one's wellbeing and immune system. With these perks, the World Health Organization, the European Union and other none government offices in the world appreciate moringa. To combat malnutrition, countries like the Philippines and Africa cultivate moringa trees to be utilized as components for drugs and cosmetic products, and also as products from bulk production and wholesale of its oil and powder form.

One of the most imperative functions of moringa is the truth that it inhibits the COX-2 enzyme which is accountable for swelling and pains in the body. In this case, lupus and the battle in opposition to it comes into the situation. In a nutshell, Lupus erythematossus is an illness with unknown reason which leads to the inflammatory conditions of several parts of the body counting the kidneys, joints, and the skin. Another truth about lupus is that it can influence anybody without thought to their age and sexes, and you can anticipate that things are not going to be pleasant. In addition, the pain of the production of the COX-2 enzyme particularly throughout the constant flare ups could be hard to bear. No one really understands what causes these flare-ups and many sufferers of lupus are continuously on the guard of how to stay away from them. This states that sufferers need to keep away from sunlight and eat foods rich in omega 3. The way of life of the lupus sufferer can be very costly because of all the drugs they need to take to inhibit the disease. Moringa being a cheaper form of alternative medicine and a source of nutrition, aids the sufferers to decrease their bills.

As it contains natural anti-inflammatory properties it is thought to be to be safer to use on the long term than the NSAIDs which can be addicting or can cause some unwanted unwanted side effects. There are lots of side effects to anti lupus drugs can do to a person. For example, it can affect the kidneys, the circulation, the digestive system and many more parts of the body. Apart from being less toxic, taking in moringa is also more effective. Now moringa is made in many forms and to name a few there are moringa leaves and powders which can be acquired in bulk over the Web.

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21 thoughts on “The Lupus Diet

  1. kenbfos

    How do I deal with lupus with out taking drugs?
    I have had lupus for three years, but I just started get treatment from a lupus specialist at Magee womens hospital. I take a small dose blood pressure medication. But my doctor wants me to take plaqunil and prednesone. But those drugs have so many side affects and I hear so many bad things about how they help one thing but then something else breaks down, Then you are on this cycle of adding on medicine after medicine. I want to live, but I don’t want to lose my eyesight, have liver problems, or other complication caused by these medicines. I know their has to be a way of life change, or natural medicine that will help and have less or no side affects. I lived three years without medicine or help. But I do notice that I had more flares lately. I need to make a decision, I recieved my plaqunil in the mail a week ago, i need to decide if I am going to take or find something else that help to present to my doctor at my next appointment. I want to live but not taking alot of medicine

  2. Jennifer @---'--,----

    Does anyone know how to care for a dog with Skin discoid lupus?
    I have a dog, name CiCi who was diagnosted with Sking discoid lupus, her liver and kidneys are doing good.. Has anyone ever had this condition and what did they use to control it? Right now she has it on her nose and is on cordasteroids till it heals.

  3. Suzanne G

    Any ideas on limiting the side affects to prednisone?
    I take a high dose of prednisone for my Lupus. I get terrible cramps in my calfs and feet as well as nighttime heartburn. I take supplements and Pepcid but still cannot sleep at night. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    1. Chera

      When my daughter is on prednisone she has increased appetite, and restless, swollen face, hurt burn which is all normal, The pediatrician did state if she had any muscle cramps or muscle pain she needed to come back in, but being this drug is used for a prolonged period of time, it may be completely normal to have these side effects. My daughter had to follow a low-sodium, low-salt, potassium-rich, high-protein diet, it seemed to help her with the swelling and hurt burn, she is also on medication for gerd, and sleeps elevated we placed a brick up under her mattress to elevate her. I hope this helps a little.

  4. queenzorita

    My mother has LUPUS what is the best Corticosteroid with the least side effects?
    My mother has lupus and was told she has lost one kidney and may lose another, the doctor suggested Corticosteroids. She is afraid the side effects are too severe. She’s thinking of just forgetting about taking corticosteroids and starting dialysis, is this a good decision? And if not what are the best corticosteroids with the least side effects.

    1. David B

      No, that is a very bad decision. The reason people with lupus die is because they don’t follow their doctors advice. I have had moderate lupus for 6 years and been on pretty high doses of prednisone for the whole time. There are some side effects: thinning bones and weight gain and memory impairment. The bone loss can be prevented with Fosamax, and the weight gain can be controlled through diet and exercise. Dialysis three times a week is horrible. I’ve seen people on dialysis, and personally, i would rather die than go on dialysis. Dialysis will only buy her time until a kidney transplant, but if she is not following her doctors advise and not treating her lupus properly, there is no point in having a transplant.

  5. wingsovgrace

    Have you been diagnosed with drug induced Lupus ?
    !0 years ago began having problem with elevated blood pressure. Was treated with the usually prescribed meds. Within the past ten years I have had a variety of unusual and often preplexing symptoms that the doctors couldn’t find good answers for. Lots of guesses and lots of unsuccessful treatments and increased frustration and misery until recently. The diagnosis is drug induced Lupus and it is believed to be caused by my blood pressure meds. Bingo. The symptoms have developed over the same period I’ve been on the meds. My question is: Any known effective alternatives for Blood Pressure Control? Anyone else with Lupus have bizarre skin and hair folllicle issues? Any one know a reputable doctor in Kansas City Missouri to advise on alternative treatments? Any one know of a web site to purchase alternative B/P treatments that you or someone you know have had personal experience with? Are there suggestions for a great support website for Lupus?

    1. Healing Oneself

      Hi WIngsOfGrace

      Here are some ideas to heal the issue. Also learning about detoxifying the blood by doing colon and liver cleanses will change your health forever.

      Food allergies (there is a 100 percent correlation between lupus and food allergies), rheumatoid arthritis, other connective tissue diseases, parasites, candidiasis, bowel problems, and digestive enzyme deficiencies can create symptoms that mimic or exacerbate SLE. Migraines, epilepsy, and psychoses must also be ruled out before a proper course of treatment can be decided upon.

      Both forms of lupus primarily strike young women (90% of cases) and young children.

      The drugs hydralazine, procainamide, and beta blockers can cause false-positive readings of SLE, and can also produce a lupus-like condition that disappears when the drugs are no longer taken. Birth control pills and environmental stresses can also exacerbate lupus symptoms.


      Natural Cures

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet. Also avoid overeating and limit your intake of dairy, beef products, and polyunsaturated oils. Also screen for food allergies and avoid all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Increase your intake of vegetables, especially green, yellow, and orange, and consume non-farm-raised fish several times a week.

      Herbs: Supplementation with Swedish bitters with each meal can increase hydrochloric acid production. Also drink an infusion of nettle twice a day. Other useful herbs include echinacea, goldenseal, licorice, pau d`arco, and red clover

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment.

      Hyperthermia: Hyperthermia involves artificially creating fever in the body for the purpose of boosting immune function. Hyperthermia can be a highly effective method of eliminating toxins and heavy metals, as well as infectious bacteria and viruses that cannot survive in elevated body temperatures.

      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy or hyperthermia treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: Drink the juice of carrot, celery, flaxseed oil, black currant oil, and garlic.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Hydrochloric acid (HCL) deficiency is common in people with lupus, therefore HCL supplements with each meal is advised. Other useful nutrients include vitamin A with beta carotene, vitamin C and bioflavonoids, vitamin B complex, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, essential fatty acids, proteolytic enzymes taken away from meals, digestive enzymes taken with meals, and the amino acids L-cysteine, L-methionine, and L-cystine.

      Topical Treatment: PABA cream applied topically can help ease symptoms.

      Best of health to you

  6. Jon E

    What happens to someone with coeliac that goes off their diet continually?
    I’ve been diagnosed with coeliac for about 10 years now and I still can’t stick to the diet. I get very few side effects (that are noticeable anyway) but I know long term that problems can arise, such as memory loss. I also have type 1 diabetes so it’s hard enough to stick to that diet, let alone cut out gluten as well.

    What else can happen to me long term and how long before symptoms start rearing their ugly heads?

    1. freedom first

      Hey I didn’t want your question to go unanswered, so here’s a short list of complications relating to non-compliance of gluten intolerance: lymphoma, lupus, rhumetoid arthritis, depression, anxiety, anemia, B-12 deficiency, and other immune disorders (type-1 diabetes and Sjorgen’s come to mind).

  7. kenbfos

    Do you know what lupus patients should eat to stay health?
    I have lupus, and I am looking for reciepes and list of food that are good for me. I am even looking for recipes that can help keep flares away. I also have gained alot of weight while on prednisone and need to lose it.

    1. Mad Roy

      Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine has some good info on eating a healthy diet. You should also look at Dr Mike Loes book THE ASPIRIN ALTERNATIVE which may help you get off prednisone. Prescription For Natural Cures also has some interesting suggestions for Lupus patients, as does the book The Miracle of MSM by Dr Jacob and Dr Lawrence. A little study of these excellent books will not be a waste of your time.
      MonaVie has helped improve the quality of life for some Lupus patients
      (Info on request) Good luck!

  8. Daniyal

    My puppy is 5 weeks old. What diet should I provide to keep him healthy?
    Currently, I am giving him milk with small pieces of bread in it. Need suggestions to make his diet better. Would be very thankful 🙂

    1. KHAAAAN!

      The perfect diet is a high quality kibble along with whatever milk his mother is still feeding him. This puppy should be with his mother and littermates, weaned or not. If your breeder not only failed to inform you of this but actually rehomed a puppy this young they may actually even be in violation of state law–many states have laws illegalizing sale of puppies under 8 weeks of age. This is for very good reason, and I suggest you research it.

      Bread is not a suitable food for your pet carnivore. Milk should be lactose free, such as goat’s milk. Dogs are lactose intolerant. ALL dogs are lactose intolerant, absolutely zero exceptions. Canis lupus is lactose intolerant, period.

      This puppy should be on a high quality puppy kibble that contains absolutely no corn, wheat, or soy. It is VERY COMMON for dogs to develop allergies to these three cheap filler ingredients, and dogs can’t digest ground corn unless it’s processed to the point of little to no nutritional value anyway.

      Be prepared for behavioral problems. Early separation from the litter is a known trigger of temperament issues. Forced early weaning is a known trigger of temperament issues. It has nothing to do with love and affection or milk intake, and everything to do with fcking up the most critical socialization period in a dog’s entire life. You should seriously consider reporting the breeder to animal control.

  9. mgunnycappo

    High blood pressure and Lupus can be caused by prednisone and it can also be caused by kidney or heart issues associated with Lupus. There are ways to help lower blood pressure without taking medication such as a low salt, low fat diet. These should be followed when on prednisone anyway but they will also help lower blood pressure. Unfortunately, he may still have to take blood pressure medication if there are complications due to his Lupus. I wish him the best!

  10. Ashley

    How likely is someone to die from lupus?
    My dad has had lupus for 2-3 years now. So far, it has affected his muscles, joints, and caused him to be tired, sensitive to sunlight, and has affected his kidneys. Because it has affected one organ, would it most likely affect others?

    Does anyone know of statistics for the death rate of this disease?

    Also any general or treatment info would be great.

    Or if you have Lupus.. It would be great to read your story.


    1. Healthy

      Sever lupus can be life threatening.

      Healthy helpful steps to prevent lupus flares include:

      * maintain a healthy diet
      * get enough rest and quiet
      * pay attention to your body
      * moderately exercise when possible
      * limit the time you spend in the sun
      * develop coping skills to help limit stress
      * learn to recognize when a flare is coming
      * slow down or stop before you get too tired
      * learn to pace yourself by spreading out work and other activities

  11. Tamcan

    I need help with a friend who has Lupus heart problem and no energy?
    What foods are good for someone who drinks energy drinks three times a day and has lupus and may have a heart condition. I have tried talking to her about eating more fruits and vegetables with no luck, and getting out of the house and walking. Please help I don’t want to lose a co-worker and friend. Please give a list of foods

    1. ★☆✿❀

      It’s really lovely that you’re trying to help your friend, but unfortunately if she doesn’t want to help herself, it’s going to be a lot of effort on your part and you’ll probably get a grumpy friend in return.

      The energy drinks are probably getting her through the day, but in the long run she’ll end up feeling a lot worse. The caffeine and sugar are giving her spikes in energy, but long term she’s just going to crash.

      She really need to listen to her doctor’s order about exercise, especially when it comes to a heart condition. Walking is generally a good idea, especially if she just had Lupus. But it could aggravate her heart, so it’s best to speak to her doctor.

      But her diet is very important. You’re right in suggesting she eats fruit and vegetables. They’re not going to fix her medical conditions, but it’ll most likely help her feel better. Although she should avoid alfalfa sprouts as it can aggravate Lupus. The biggest thing you can ‘push’ is for her to eat fish or take Omega 3 capsules. Omega 3 is great for the heart, brain, joints, skin and hair. It’s the only supplement that has substantial scientific evidence behind it.

      I hope that’s helpful..


  12. shorty

    Can lupus be a cause of pancreatitis since lupus is an autoimmune disease?
    My Mom has been battling pancreatitis for over a month with little relief unfortunately she is losing a lot of weight which is something she cannot afford to do. She is on an all liquid diet and I am afraid of her becoming malnourished. Any Help would be appreciated

    1. Linda R

      I am sorry your mom is having such a hard time of it. Yes, lupus can attack any organ in the body. But there can be many other reasons for pancreatitis. It is important to let the doctors do the diagnosing. Lupus is a complex disease and not easy to diagnose. And they will not make a diagnosis of lupus until everything else is ruled out.

      Your mom needs to have opend discussions with her doctor to find out what he/she is exploring. If the doctor refuses to communicate with her, it may be time to fire that one and get a new one.

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