Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which our own body’s immune system has gotten so confused that it attacks its own cell organs including skin, joint, lungs, kidneys, blood, and brain!!.
There are many studies showing that “foreign proteins” break through our single celled membrane of the gut that “mimics”( looks just like one of our own body’s proteins). This foreign protein was let in and allowed to settle into its new home unharmed.
The only thing is…….this protein is the ENEMY that has snuck across the front lines!!
Each of us must make sure that we keep the good bug that lives in our intestines happy and fed (prebiotics) and that we starve out the bad bugs from the foods they like (high fructose corn syrup, sugary foods, soda pop) Our gut microbiome is our number one defense in protecting us from invasions and attacks.
When our own immune system turns on itself, there are miserable symptoms we experience such as
inflammation, pain, swelling, aches, fatigue, along with chronic disability.
Here is a list of some primary symptoms of lupus…
2. Oral or nasal lesions
3. Photo sensitivity
4. Joint pain
5. Chest discomfort or pain
6. Fevers or headaches
7. Raynaud’s (blue fingers and or toes)
8. Hair loss
9. Poor kidney function – swelling of feet, hands, and ankles
11. Thyroid problems like weight changes
12. Gastrointestinal issues like pain, changes in bowel pattern
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