Have you been diagnosed or can associate with the autoimmune disease Lupus? Here are 2 tips to consider for strengthening and building back up your immune system!
Lupus is an autoimmune disease where your body’s immune system attacks itself. Which is also the case for many autoimmune diseases.
Here are some interesting findings about Lupus: 1) 9 out of 10 adults who get Lupus are women, and 2) African Americans are 3X more likely to get Lupus.
Symptoms of Lupus include: joint pain, fevers, rash, fatigue, ulcers in the mouth, swollen lymph nodes, and sensitivity to light.
When you have Lupus it can effect your:
- Blood cells
Vitamin D deficiencies and chronic stress are two primary studied indicators that relate to the development of or the triggering of Lupus. Having sufficient vitamin D3, sometimes well above the RDA (i.e. 10,000-20,000 IUs) is key as it helps:
- modulate the immune system (vitamin d receptors in every immune cell)
- innervates most white blood cells
- a steroid hormone (mimics cortisol)
Note, consuming vitamin D3 with the needed cofactors is important including vitamin K2 and magnesium. Normal ratio of vitamin D3 can be calculated as 35kg per lb of body weight (150lb X 35 = 5,250IUs). You may need to take significantly more vitamin D3 if you are deficient.
The other remedy that helps is fasting. Fasting helps:
- increase T-cells (fighter cells)
- decreases leptin
These are helpful remedies to leverage at home or with an integrative health practitioner for dosages and practices, in addition to any plan with your primary physician.
Consider working with an integrative health practitioner to help you break through pain, emotional resistance, and survival state living, to enjoy the health and wellness YOU deserve?
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Sources for your own research:
- Fasting-induced hypoleptinemia expands functional regulatory T cells in systemic lupus erythematosus.
- Deficient leptin signaling ameliorates systemic lupus erythematosus lesions in MRL/Mp-Fas lpr mice.
- Role of vitamin D deficiency in systemic lupus erythematosus incidence and aggravation.
- Vitamin D receptor gene FokI polymorphism in Egyptian children and adolescents with SLE: A case-control study.