A very good friend of mine has just been diagnosed with lupus. I looked through the threads on here, and found some scattered information, but would love if anyone has specific info with links to articles I could send her. She has been a vegetarian(lacto-ovo with occasional wild fish) for a long time, eats, imo, way too much soy, sugar, gluten and conventional dairy. I think she's open right now to dietary changes that she hasn't been open to in the past, and feel that this is just the right moment to get her some really great info that I've been trying to give her for years about paleo style eating. Thanks!
I'd give her the jaminet's book and would cull his blog for more info.
For the most part, the the path to health is not disease specific - meaning it's not one way of eating for one thing and another way of eating for something else. What works to prevent illness and maintain optimal health is largely the same from person to person regardless of their issues.
There was just another lupus/vitamin d study published - that would be worth tracking down.
honestly, i might try emailing loren cordain directly. there is a ton of autoimmune + paleo/GF info out there, not all of it good, but he is super on top of the legit stuff and is willing to help. he gave me some great resources when i was looking for specific multiple sclerosis stuff, and even gave me the email for someone he knows personally in colorado who helped me find my neurologist here in boston. hes a great resource, and really responsive. loren.cordain AT colostate DOT edu (his email is listed publicly on the university website which is why i just gave it out like that)
Here is an article I read a while back about how Celiac Disease and "leaky gut syndrome" may be linked to autoimmune diseases such as Lupus. My aunt died from the disease and it is somewhat prevalent in this area. I firmly believe from my own experiences that I am gluten intolerant at best and that a lot of the people here (mostly Native American) are similarly, if not out-right Celiacs.
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