I've seen that recently a few of you are writing about diet/nutrition and lupus, and a big thank you to Colette who has mentioned my work.
I just thought I would post briefly here.
I am a rgistered nutritionist (BSc Hons, MSc Nutritional Medicine) and also have qualifications in counselling, eating disorders management and obesity management. Currently I am in the final stages of getting qualified as a meditation teacher also. So my view is very holistic and I do my best to integrate a whole approach in my work.
I have a diagnosis of Lupus Spectrum Disorder and manage my symptoms through diet and lifestyle with no medication at the moment - although I have to say that with my holistic view I have no problem with medication when it is needed. Right now I am blessed that I can manage my condition without it.
With regards nutrition/diet - I truly believe it has a MASSIVE impact on lupus symptoms. I have written a research review paper on the issue and found many studies that show that nutrition can be important. Professor Graham Hughes has read my work and has also communicated with me - he believe diet has an impact too.
On my website there is a free article that I wrote for the LUPUS UK Cambridgeshire newsletter which you can download - it has a brief introduction in it about diet and lupus.
On my website you can also buy my research review paper - it is scientific but can be helpful when talking with your consultant. It costs £3.99
At the moment I am preparing to write an e-leaflet about diet, nutrition, lifestyle and lupus - to translate my scientific findings into an accessible form. I hope I can have it finished soon.
What we eat can impact every part of our body and I strongly believe that having a healthful diet can help with lupus a great deal. It doesn't need to be a strict all-or-nothing approach. Small changes do add up.
I'll leave it there for now
Best regards and loving wishes