What do you want others to know about lupus?

I have Reynaud's, RA, and Lupus. Unfortunately, these three go together. I have found that diet plays a big part in helping eliminate some of my problems. Also, exercise and activity do help. It's hard to find the energy, but try to stay as active as you can.

Why is lupus a cruel mystery to you?

It has really slowed me down! However, I feel that you can control some of the problems with the correct diet. I found that I'm gluten and dairy intolerant. Last year, I finally figured out the vegetables in the Nightshade family cause severe flares. My health has also improved with the addition of healthy oils - Coconut Oil, Omega 3's, Flax Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Eliminate hydrogenated, and partially hydrogenated oils, and high fructose corn syrup from your diet. My diet has improved the way my family eats.

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