7 Natural Remedies for Lupus That Give Proven Results!
by Sandra Roberts
I've been suffering with Lupus for 15 years and in the search for relief I've been taking numerous medications, but loath the side effects. I would finally love to at least feel better and cut back on, if not get rid of, my medications once and for all. Is there any natural or home remedy for this?
Hi Sandra, and thank you for your question regarding a natural remedy for lupus.
There's really seven home remedies for lupus that you definitely should look at using. They are extremely effective and work very well. Here they are in no particular order...
#1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: A 2008 study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases showed that participants who took 3000 mg's of an omega-3 fish oil
supplement daily for six months showed significant improvement in their lupus symptoms compared to the placebo group.
#2. Vitamin D: There seems to be a direct correlation between low levels of vitamin D3 and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and lupus. After reviewing numerous studies, and publishing in the Current Opinion in Rheumatology journal, researchers concluded by saying... “A number of recent studies have highlighted the association between systemic lupus erythematosus and vitamin D deficiency.” 3000 IU is the minimum amount of daily vitamin D required according to vitamin D expert Dr. Cedric Garland. So be sure to take vitamin D3 supplements and get plenty of sunshine (as long as you aren't ultraviolet light sensitive).
#3. Probiotics: Probiotics are healthy gut bacteria which play a crucial role in immune system development. They definitely help to extend the length of lupus remission and reduce flare-ups considerably.
According to a 2009 study published in The Journal of Immunology, the lactobacillus bacteria can help control the development and progression of lupus, along with significantly reducing the pain and inflammation.
So be sure to take a good quality probiotic supplement
and eat cultured and fermented foods such as yogurt, kefir, miso, tempeh and sauerkraut as these are are all rich in probiotics. This great website can help you out further with this... Cultures for Health.
#4. Apple Cider Vinegar: Most lupus sufferers have a deficiency of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. ACV promotes hydrochloric acid production and is also a powerful detoxifier. In addition, apple cider vinegar helps build up the good bacteria in the gut and enhances nutrient absorption. Just make sure the ACV you buy is organic and still contains the "mother" apple. One tablespoon taken three times daily before food is best.
#5. Coconut oil: Coconut oil is vital for a healthy immune system and a healthy gut. Because lupus is an auto-immune disease, and new research is also showing that auto-immune diseases and an unhealthy gut are closely linked, coconut oil is considered essential for the prevention and treatment of this health problem. Once again, make sure the oil you buy is organic (and virgin coconut oil
#6. Turmeric, Ginger, Cinnamon and Cayenne Pepper: All of these herbs and spices contain powerful anti-inflammatory and gut healing components are are definitely the top four herbal remedies for lupus. Make yourself a nice turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and cayenne pepper milk tea and drink 2-3 times daily. Here's how to easily make your own... Turmeric Tea Recipe
#7. Epsom Salt Bath: Epsom salt baths are great for relieving fatigue, a common symptom of lupus. They also help to reduce joint pain and inflammation, along with helping your body absorb magnesium (one of the most important nutrients our bodies need). To make simply dissolve one cup of Epsom salt
into a bath filled with warm water. Soak yourself in it for 15 to 20 minutes. Do this two to three times per week.
So be sure to give these remedies a go. You'll be pleasantly surprized by the results!
Good luck and all the best,