Black-Woman-Depressed1A lot of people take their immune systems for granted until it becomes compromised. This is when it becomes very clear how important it is, but by then, it could be too late.

For lupus sufferers, this is the case. A combination of a bad diet on part of the individual and their parents, is what leads to lupus. This condition plagues black folks three times more than Caucasians and is known to cause all sorts of damage and inflammation to the body, including the skin, joints and organs.

Along with medical attention to help cope with the illness, it’s a good idea to start focusing on eradicating the illness using diet and herbs.

The role of nutrition in dealing with lupus

It’s finally gaining recognition (such as by Dr. Jackson Nakazawa) that lupus patients can better manage their illness by switching their eating habits to what’s called an autoimmune diet.

This simply means eating more whole foods and avoiding processed foods. Switching to a whole foods diet makes it easier to get certain vitamins and minerals that are essential for lupus patients, such as vitamins A, D and E, DHEA and Omega 3.

You can find all of this and more inside of leafy greens, nuts, grains and seeds like hemp, and flax. And it keeps you away from inflaming foods. It’s important to understand that all diseases are caused by inflammation, and inflammation is caused by mucus.

So by eating foods that don’t produce an excess of mucus (rice, meat, wheat, dairy, etc.), you can reduce or even eliminate inflammation. In other words, eating an anti-inflammation diet.

Managing your symptoms and illness with herbs

Once you have improved your diet, you can focus on the healing arts of herbs. There is no doubt that herbs can be beneficial in dealing with diseases like lupus.

Cleansing your system is very important for this process, which is where the herbs come in. Herbs like guaco, dandelion root, hombre grande and other exotics can help to get rid of the gunk in your veins, blood cells and organs, while reducing inflammation.

It’s a good idea to have a herbal remedy formulated for you to ensure that you get the proper doses and mixes of herbs.

However, you can begin the management of your lupus right away by switching to a healthier diet, such as the alkaline diet or auto-immune diet.