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WHAT IS LUPUS?

Lupus is an autoimmune disease, your immune system’s purpose is to fight off germs, bacteria and viruses but for people dealing with Lupus, that’s not the case. Lupus, also referred to as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic disorder in which the immune system attacks the body; this often results in inflammation in many organ systems, including joints, skin, heart, lungs, and kidneys. It can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart, and lungs. 

Living with lupus makes you look at all aspects of life very closely , especially what you eat.

Lupus affects everyone differently, some get kidney problems, others get stomach issues. You play the cards you are dealt, which is exactly what I am doing. Welcome to this journey of  me trying to figure out what I can and can’t eat. Paprika and garlic are my main arch enemies but other than that this diet change has not been too terrible… sometimes.