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Lupus Mouth Sores Health 

Lupus Mouth Sores

One of the symptoms I get with lupus are mouth sores.  According to Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus, Mouth sores (also referred to as oral lesions or ulcers) occur in approximately 40-50% of lupus patients and are one of the most common symptoms of lupus. While many resources online say that lupus related sores are mostly painless, I have had a few that were really painful! I have always gotten canker sores in my mouth along my gums, tongue, and cheeks.  The mouth sores I get from lupus are usually in the roof of…

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5 autoimmune bloggers you should follow Diet 

5 Autoimmune Food Bloggers You Should Follow

  Have you been searching for tips on learning to reset your eating habits with an autoimmune diet?  Nutrition plays a vital role in your body and can truly make a dramatic difference in how your body manages autoimmune symptoms. If you are like me, eating right has always been a struggle for me, even prior to my lupus diagnosis.  Over the last year, I have experimented with many recipes online from some amazing bloggers who focus on the AIP diet in their blogs. These autoimmune bloggers are heroes in…

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5 Ways to reduce stress naturally Health Inspiration 

Relax! 5 Natural Ways to Reduce Stress

Okay…okay!  We all hear that we need to relax sometimes, but are you taking your relaxation sessions seriously?  Chronic stress can induce a ton of problems within the body. Check out these 5 natural ways to reduce stress and start relaxing!   Natural Stress Relief #1 Use Lavender One of my favorite natural ways to reduce stress is by using lavender in my home and on my body.  Lavender is one of the oldest natural stress relievers in the world. Lavender is known to be uplifting, as well as soothing and…

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Zandrea Bailey Lupus Miss Universe Inspiration 

Miss Universe Jamaica 2014 Zandrea Bailey and Lupus

Miss Universe Jamaica 2014 Finalist Zandrea Bailey, has passed away after battling lupus for the past five years. Zandrea passed away in a New York hospital at the age of 29.  This beautiful fellow lupus warrior fought hard over the last 5 years after being diagnosed with lupus.   Zandrea Bailey- Lupus Warrior She was diagnosed in 2012 with SLE.  In an interview with Flair Magazine in 2017, she spoke on the intimate details of how her father would help her when she was struggling with lupus.  “He would sleep on my…

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Ashley Martson: Lupus and Kidney Failure Inspiration 

Ashley Martson Hospitalized with Kidney Failure from Lupus

We recently posted about 90 Day Fiance star Ashely Martson opening up about her struggles with lupus.  On January 13, 2019 she was hospitalized again because of lupus.  According to her newly created GoFund Me account,  Ashley was found unresponsive at her home sometime on January 12, 2019. She was taken by ambulance to the hospital where it was determined that she is in kidney failure.  She will reportedly begin dialysis soon and be placed on the donor list for a kidney transplant.     We are sending prayers and good…

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Power Yogurt Recipe Diet 

Power Pineapple Coconut Yogurt Recipe

For the New Year, I wanted to come up with a New Year’s resolution that I would be able to actually sustain past the first week of the year.  I decided instead of creating a very specific resolution, I would create a broad one that would help me enjoy each success.  I am really trying hard to be more conscious about the foods that I eat and how they may affect my lupus. I am interested in learning more about the AIP diet, but right now, it is just too…

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Anti-Inflammatory Diet Diet 

The Best Anti-Inflammatory Food

  Inflammation is a protective response by the body against the foreign agents and microorganisms. The body releases certain chemicals and cells that engulf the offending agent.  It heals the body from injuries and infections. The protective response elicited by the body through the WBCs and several chemicals in response to foreign particles is known as inflammation. The body is protected from damaging agents like bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms in this way.   For a person dealing with an autoimmune disease like lupus, reducing inflammation within the body is something…

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is lupus genetic Health More 

Is Lupus Genetic?

Lupus is a complex autoimmune disease that plagues millions of people around the world.  While lupus was first discovered and named in the thirteenth century by a physician named Rogerius.  He coined the term ‘lupus’ because it is the latin word for ‘wolf’ because he believed the malar rash resembled that of a wolf bite.  Over the years, many researchers and physicians have made great scientific stride in learning about lupus. Although lupus was medically discovered generations ago, it is still lagging behind many other diseases in terms of research…

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Lupus Genetic Markers Health More 

Lupus Genetic Markers

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation and destruction of multiple body organs. The antibodies get activated against its body organs and start destroying them. It has clinical heterogeneity which means that it has a variety of disease manifestations. It may involve one body organ in one person and multiple organ systems in the other. It shares its signs and symptoms with other autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. Same is true regarding its severity.   Lupus and Genetics Lupus is a multifactorial disorder with an elusive etiology; it…

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beginners yoga for lupus and fibromyalgia Health 

Best Youtube Videos for Beginners Yoga for Lupus and Fibromyalgia

One of my favorite and sometimes only way to stay active, is to do yoga.  Most people have heard of yoga and may think it is just some kind of health fad that does not provide any real benefit.  The truth is, if I do not do some sort of yoga or stretching daily, my body will get ‘stuck’ and it becomes a lot harder to get my body moving again.  I started looking on Youtube for various yoga videos aimed at those with fibromyalgia and other diseases with chronic…

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