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10 Years!

It was ten years ago today I started my path to reversing my autoimmune disease. And not one day do I take for granted. Having gone through years of pain, frustration and uncertainty, I do not want to face that again. Knowing how to treat my digestive tract, I will always remain cautious about what I eat and how I’m handling my health. I was given a second chance at my health and I want to do well with it. I hope you may find some encouragement that it can be reversed. With the right doctors, the right medication, the right supplements, the right diet and the right attitude, you can beat this too!

May is Lupus Awareness Month – I dare say Lupus CURE Awareness Month

This month is usually reserved in the autoimmune community to create awareness about lupus. The hope is to let people know it exists, how serious it is and to get people to help in the effort to cure lupus.

I’d like to say, there already is a possible cure – since I’ve done it myself! The cure seems to simple, but it’s true:

Get the intestinal tract balanced and eat a more plant-based diet.

Therefore I want to make people aware that the possibility of reversing lupus and other autoimmune conditions can and does exist.  It may not work in every case, but it doesn’t hurt to try.

May should be Lupus CURE Awareness Month!

IMPLORE YOU to read my blog.  I was diagnosed with SLE and RA (among other autoimmune issues) in 2003.  It was the lupus that was primarily active.  I was almost bedridden and was on many medications with a specialist for almost everything you could think of.  In great pain and agony.  I didn’t think  I’d make it to 30.

But thank God (yes, literally) that I had a pre-med background and education in DNA and was great at medical research.  I just couldn’t accept that my lupus was incurable.  I finally found information that eating a more “vegetarian” diet could help ease symptoms.  I started doing that in 2007.  It helped some, but not a lot.

But then I found the key that unlocked the big door blocking me from my cure – intestinal flora imbalance.  Once I learned I had SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) and systemic yeast overgrowth (which caused leaky gut – and THAT is what really makes someone start becoming autoimmune), I could then get treated for those by my gastroenterologist and my functional medicine doctors (yes, both traditional M.D.’s).

After starting treatment, within the first week, my ANA went from 1:1280 to 1:320!!!  I was having no joint pain and didn’t need my meds.  I haven’t looked back since!  Haven’t had to go back on meds in the 2 1/2 years since then and am still feeling NORMAL.

There is hope.  I know you must feel terrible.  And the meds may help you function, but they make you feel terrible too.  And despite the meds, you’re STILL in pain.  I know, I was there.  All I’m asking is for you to find a great functional medicine doctor, get tested for things like systemic yeast overgrowth, SIBO, H. pylori and other BAD intestinal flora that shouldn’t be present.  Treat those infections, take the right probiotics and have the right diet (all of the specifics of this should be laid out by your functional medicine doctor) and you too may find the possibility of a life free from the bondage of autoimmune disease.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Spread the word – Make this Lupus CURE Awareness Month!