Lupus or any autoimmune disease is a sobering condition. However, if this is your diagnosis, I’ve good news for you. As an original cause of the disease was malabsorption, you can profoundly minimize its effects and progression by improving your digestion. When your diet is healing, you rebuild your foundational health and strengthen your immune system. Also see Prevent or Resolve Autoimmune Disease.
How do you improve your digestion? In a nutshell: favor easy-to-digest meals and stop eating foods that hurt your gut. By enjoying healthy, nutritionally balanced and freshly prepared meals you free up your energy for important repair work. For example, it takes minimal effort to extract nutrients from soft, well-cooked foods like porridge or soup. So when your overall energy is limited, don’t squander your digestive oomph in a wrestling match with a slice of pizza.
However, if that “good” bowl of soup contains a food that you can’t tolerate, then you’re “feeding” your illness. People with a compromised gut typically have sensitivities to gluten, dairy and, sometimes other grains, nuts, seeds and eggs. So your first and imperative step is to identify and eliminate all allergens. If your digestion is compromised, you’ll heal most quickly with meat, poultry, fish and (if you’re not sensitive to them) eggs as your primary protein sources. Indeed, you can get a sense of how a bowl of chicken soup imparts more energy than would macaroni and cheese, a peanut butter sandwich, a vegetarian chili or any energy bar or beverage.
AVOID OR MINIMIZE THESE FOODS
• Refined, highly processed foods and oils
• Excessive carbohydrates (sugar, grains & even fruit)
• Alfalfa sprouts as their amino acid canavanine exacerbates lupus inflammations
• Nightshade veggies (tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant & peppers) may aggravate inflammation
With an autoimmune condition, your digestive system is extra sensitive. Pamper it and you’ll feel better. If you wish help implementing a healing diet, consider a Face Reading & Diet Consultation.
My Clean and Free ebook provides support for identifying and eliminating foods that trigger your flare-ups. It includes weekly menu plans and 37 gluten- and dairy-free recipes.
As with other autoimmune diseases, people with lupus are more vulnerable to viruses, flu bugs, bacteria and other noxious parasites. The Bugs Eating You? Ebook provides practical steps to build your immunity and therefore better resist all disease causing pathogens.
If you’re suffering from any autoimmune disease you can greatly improve your quality of life with balanced and delicious meals that are easy to digest. Implementing new eating habits does take intention and renunciation. But as your pay off is feeling better, just look at what you will gain!
May you be well nourished,