Is it Lupus or Fibromyalgia?

You ache all over, can't sleep and your joints hurt like you just went 10 rounds with a sumo wrestler - and lost. As you put more makeup over your ruddy cheeks you wonder - could I have lupus or fibromyalgia? … [Read more...]

Dietary Supplements and Lupus

Lupus, like so many autoimmune diseases,  creates changes in your ability to absorb nutrients from your gut, so dietary supplements may help with restoring the balance, especially during a flare. Here are my suggestions, as well as food sources for these important vitamins and minerals: … [Read more...]

Minimize or Avoid a Lupus Flare

If you’re living with Lupus on a day-to-day basis you know that a flare-up is different for every person. Some people will flare for a few weeks, others a few months.  Regardless of the duration  of your flare-up:  you hurt, you’re tired all the time, you’re depressed, and nothing seems to be … [Read more...]

Lupus Symptoms, Causes and Alternative Treatments

Autoimmune diseases overwhelmingly strike women - are often misdiagnosed -- and is a major women's health issue. What is Lupus? Lupus is an autoimmune disorder (the body is attacking itself) of the connective tissues that affects eight times more women (between the ages of 20 and 40) than men. … [Read more...]

DHEA and Lupus

DHEA - Dehydroepiandrosterone or DHEA is made from cholesterol by the adrenal glands, which sit on top of each kidney. Production of this substance peaks in the mid-20s, and gradually declines with age in most people. What this drop means or how it affects the aging process, if at all, is unclear. … [Read more...]