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Lupus Body Rash Health 

Lupus Body Rash

Most of us are aware of the Malar rash and rashes we may get when exposed to the sun or even UV lights.  I experienced rashes after the sun that looked similar to “sun poisoning” (and was told that is what it was for many years).  Just recently, I have begun to develop wheals of incredibly itchy and burning spots that resemble hives (urticaria).  These spots pop up when I start flaring and are quickly resolved once I start on a high Prednisone taper.  The thing about these lupus hives…

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Blue Green Algae and Autoimmune Diseases Health 

Blue Green Algae and Autoimmune Disease

“Blue-green algae” consists of a group of bacteria that produce blue-green pigments. Blue Green algae grows in salt water and sometimes, large fresh water lakes.  Blue-green algae is commonly used in various food over the past few centuries in Mexico and some African countries. Since the 1970s, blue green algae supplements have also emerged in the US market.   Should People with Autoimmune Diseases Take Blue Green Algae Supplements? In recent years, the theory of “Leaky Gut” has caused an increase in blue green algae supplements and usage.  Many people are…

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The New Lupus Drug that Could Replace Plaquenil Health More 

The New Lupus Drug That Could Replace Plaquenil

According to the Lupus Research Institute,  a new study by Target Identification in Lupus grantee Keith Elkon, MD, of the University of Washington, Seattle, and colleagues has given hope that a new drug they designed could possibly work better than the most common anti-malaria drug currently prescribed to lupus patients.     Plaquenil is the brand name of Hydroxychloroquine.  Hydroxychloroquine is an anti-malarial drug that has been used for a long time in rheumatic diseases like lupus and arthritis.  It was originally created as an anti malarial drug, but was found to help…

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Turmeric Masks for Lupus Beauty 

Top 5 Turmeric Masks for Lupus Skin

If you follow my blog, you probably know that I love turmeric everything.  There are so many awesome benefits when it comes to using turmeric, but with lupus, I really applaud it’s anti-inflammatory abilities!  It seriously makes a difference in my lupus joint pain and stiffness.  So naturally, I am always looking for new turmeric supplements that I can incorporate into my wellness plan. I recently came across turmeric skincare products, like turmeric face masks!  I was amazed at how well these masks work to reduce redness on my face.…

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Best Lupus Books Health More 

5 Lupus Books Every Lupus Patient Should Read

We have compiled a list of the best 5 Lupus Books that you can order online from Amazon without ever having to leave your house.  Shop these informative lupus book from Amazon from the comfort of your own home.  These books detail tips, advice, and educational information on lupus.  If you are recently diagnosed with lupus, these books will definitely be vital in understanding exactly what lupus is and how you can manage your lupus.   Educating yourself on SLE will be beneficial to your health and you can learn tips…

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Lupus Changes the Life of a Former Model Inspiration 

Lupus Changes the Life of a Former Model

We love sharing inspiring stories of courageous people who are living the best lupus life they can.  Many of us go through moments in our disease where we feel helpless and unsure of things.  Lupus takes so much from us physically, but not a lot of people speak out about the emotional toll this horrible disease can have on us. Today, I came across an inspiring story that was published by Fox 5 News in Atlanta, Georgia about a brave woman named Antonette Currie.   Antonette has been suffering from lupus for…

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Ashley Martson Lupus Inspiration 

’90 Day Fiancé’ Star Ashley Martson and Lupus

  Ashley Martson is the one of the stars of the TV show, ’90 Day Fiance’.  She was recently hospitalized.  She has since been released and has wished her Instagram followers a heartfelt thank you.  Ashley Martson has recently come out and told her fans that she suffers from lupus.     “I’m home finally and on the mend. Thanks again for everyone’s support.” – Instagram story from Ashley after being released from the hospital.   The reality tv star recently revealed that she has lupus. Ashley felt she needed…

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10 Inspirational Lupus Tattoos Beauty Inspiration 

10 Inspirational Lupus Tattoos

We scoured the internet (okay….mostly Pinterest) for our favorite 10 Inspirational Lupus Tattoos!  If you have been considering getting an inspirational lupus tattoo, this list of awesome lupus tattoos may help you decide on what kind of design you want.  Many people get lupus tattoos to help remind themselves of their own personal lupus journey and also spread awareness about lupus.       #1 Lupus Tattoo   #2 Lupus Tattoo   #3 Lupus Tattoo   #4 Lupus Tattoo   #5 Lupus Tattoo   #6 Lupus Tattoo   #7 Lupus Tattoo…

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Setting Goals with a Chronic Illness Inspiration More 

Setting Goals with a Chronic Illness

“The Greatest Wealth is Health”- Virgil, Roman Poet   Congratulations!  You have made it to a new year! When you suffer from a chronic illness, that is an accomplishment to celebrate!   We have made it our mission to work on healthy goals in 2019 and we hope that you will join us. Have you struggled in the past with crazy New Year resolutions that are only met with failure or lack of motivation?  Don’t worry, we have all been there!     Today, we want to offer some easy tips…

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