Looking for gluten foods? Are you interested in going gluten free? Whether it is out of necessity or choice, removing gluten from your diet can make incredible changes to your body and energy levels! In order to go gluten free, you need to first identity which foods contain gluten.

For starters, gluten is a protein found in most grains such as wheat, barley and rye.
Unfortunately, the majority of the foods we eat on a daily basis contain wheat or flour, and ultimately gluten! Here is a short list of the most common gluten-filled foods…

* Bread (even whole wheat!)
* Pasta
* Cereal
* Cookies, Pastries & other baked goods
* Pancakes & waffles
* Flour tortillas
* Oatmeal
* Soy sauce
* Some dressings, sauces & soups
* Most protein bars

Removing these foods will make the difference you are looking for! REPLACING them with healthier alternatives will be even better! Here is a short list of easy foods to replace your gluten urges…

* Sweet Potatoes
* Quinoa
* Legumes (black beans, pinto beans, etc)
* Rice Flour (rice tortillas, etc)
* Any labeled “Gluten-Free” Product

Additionally, complications, including poor absorption, may occur if the patient continues to eat gluten-containing foods. When the intestinal lining is damaged, patients have difficulty absorbing nutrients. It has not been determined what triggers this reaction in celiac patients. However, celiac disease is associated with autoimmune disorders, such as lupus.

Some foods containing gluten are obvious to everyone that needs to follow a gluten free diet, but many could slip by unnoticed, especially if this way of eating is new to you. Gluten can be hidden in processed foods. It is important to read food labels for ingredients that may not be as harmless as they seem.

Other products contain gluten with ingredient lists that aren't as apparent. Products with any form of starch, autolyzed wheat protein, brewer's yeast, malt, farina, Kamut, dextrimaltose or maltodextrin, textured vegetable protein, vegetable starch or meal, may either be predominantly wheat products or contain wheat.

Obviously there are MORE gluten-filled foods out there, and there are plenty of gluten-free alternatives. The trick is to do your homework, check labels at the market and ask questions at restaurants! Remove gluten and get ready for increased weight loss and higher energy levels!

Best bets for people avoiding gluten are to carefully read ingredient lists and look for foods that are labeled as gluten free. Preparing most foods at home with a specific list of safe ingredients can also help. Fortunately there are now numerous products made without any types of wheat substances that have greatly expanded the range of fantastic foods to eat for those who need to avoid wheat in any form.

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14 thoughts on “Lupus Foods To Help

  1. wingsovgrace

    Have you been diagnosed with drug induced Lupus ?
    !0 years ago began having problem with elevated blood pressure. Was treated with the usually prescribed meds. Within the past ten years I have had a variety of unusual and often preplexing symptoms that the doctors couldn’t find good answers for. Lots of guesses and lots of unsuccessful treatments and increased frustration and misery until recently. The diagnosis is drug induced Lupus and it is believed to be caused by my blood pressure meds. Bingo. The symptoms have developed over the same period I’ve been on the meds. My question is: Any known effective alternatives for Blood Pressure Control? Anyone else with Lupus have bizarre skin and hair folllicle issues? Any one know a reputable doctor in Kansas City Missouri to advise on alternative treatments? Any one know of a web site to purchase alternative B/P treatments that you or someone you know have had personal experience with? Are there suggestions for a great support website for Lupus?

    1. Healing Oneself

      Hi WIngsOfGrace

      Here are some ideas to heal the issue. Also learning about detoxifying the blood by doing colon and liver cleanses will change your health forever.

      Food allergies (there is a 100 percent correlation between lupus and food allergies), rheumatoid arthritis, other connective tissue diseases, parasites, candidiasis, bowel problems, and digestive enzyme deficiencies can create symptoms that mimic or exacerbate SLE. Migraines, epilepsy, and psychoses must also be ruled out before a proper course of treatment can be decided upon.

      Both forms of lupus primarily strike young women (90% of cases) and young children.

      The drugs hydralazine, procainamide, and beta blockers can cause false-positive readings of SLE, and can also produce a lupus-like condition that disappears when the drugs are no longer taken. Birth control pills and environmental stresses can also exacerbate lupus symptoms.


      Natural Cures

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet. Also avoid overeating and limit your intake of dairy, beef products, and polyunsaturated oils. Also screen for food allergies and avoid all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Increase your intake of vegetables, especially green, yellow, and orange, and consume non-farm-raised fish several times a week.

      Herbs: Supplementation with Swedish bitters with each meal can increase hydrochloric acid production. Also drink an infusion of nettle twice a day. Other useful herbs include echinacea, goldenseal, licorice, pau d`arco, and red clover

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment.

      Hyperthermia: Hyperthermia involves artificially creating fever in the body for the purpose of boosting immune function. Hyperthermia can be a highly effective method of eliminating toxins and heavy metals, as well as infectious bacteria and viruses that cannot survive in elevated body temperatures.

      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy or hyperthermia treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: Drink the juice of carrot, celery, flaxseed oil, black currant oil, and garlic.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Hydrochloric acid (HCL) deficiency is common in people with lupus, therefore HCL supplements with each meal is advised. Other useful nutrients include vitamin A with beta carotene, vitamin C and bioflavonoids, vitamin B complex, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, essential fatty acids, proteolytic enzymes taken away from meals, digestive enzymes taken with meals, and the amino acids L-cysteine, L-methionine, and L-cystine.

      Topical Treatment: PABA cream applied topically can help ease symptoms.

      Best of health to you

  2. kkayona

    Hair falling out, craving certain foods… What is my body trying to tell me?
    So, lately my hair has been falling out like crazy, and I’m constantly craving strong flavors like garlic and vinegar, and thick foods like meat and cheese. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and am currently on Leflunomide for it. Is my body trying to tell me something? And if so, what??

    1. thor

      Hair falling out and appetite changes are common symptoms of lupus. As for the specific cravings for vinegar and garlic, and meat and cheeses, these could be your body’s way of telling you that you are deficient in lithium. Lithium appears in higher concentrations in meats.

  3. RH

    What is a good diet regimen for a lupus patient to follow? What foods should be avoided?
    I would like to know what foods to stay away from and what foods may help people diagnosed with autoimmune diseases. What is a good diet regimen for this diagnosis? Are there any foods that are harmful or that should be totally avoided by lupus patients?

    1. Linda R

      Lupus patients should avoid alfalfa sprouts. They stimulate the immune system, just the opposite of what we need.

      Outside of that, here are some basic guidelines that work for me.

      1. Eat lots, and I mean lots, of fresh fruits and vegetables
      2. Limit or eliminate animal fat. We have a high rate of premature atherosclerosis. A healthy heart diet is essential.
      3. Limit processed foods
      4. Eat plenty of fiber (#1 will accomplish that)
      5. Get regular mild to moderat exercise-it improves immune function, lubricates joints and elevates mood. Ask your rheumy what would be good for you.
      6. Do not take echinacea or goldenseal. They also stimulate immune system.
      7. Some lupus patients find wheat gluten to be inflammatory, but many of us have no problem with it.
      8. If you can’t pronounce the ingredients, don’t put it in your mouth.
      9. Fish oil is anti-inflammatory. You can eat cold water fish like salmon to get that. A small amount of nuts is good, too.
      10. Make sure you get plenty of calcium. Our meds make us prone to osteoporosis. Exercise helps with that, too.

  4. Bro!

    Microwaving Plastic realse chemicals and toxins into the food?
    So dose it realse shit into our food? I personally think it dose,

    My 60 years old grandma is so stupid when it comes to health hazards she microwaves food in zip locks, plastic bowl, plastic wrappers, plastic wrap, styrophome, plastic packaging, platic cups and tuppaware. I told her already never to put plastic in the microwave but she dose anyways.

    1. Patti

      You are right to tell her that. But be respectful and don’t call her stupid. Most older people assume since a product is made for food storage that it is safe. I was caring for an elderly lady with lupus one day and she asked me to heat her a cup of water in the microwave for her green tea. She was using a plastic cup every day to do that. I told her about chemicals and that they may be affecting her lupus and never to use plastic in the microwave, something like Corelle is safe, even ceramics and plates made in China are not safe these days because the glaze may contain lead.

      My best friend also heats tofu in the plastic carton it comes in. She has so many sicknesses. I tried to tell her not to do that, but she is hard-headed. So it is not confined to old people. I won’t use styrofoam at all, it is made from petroleum and even something healthy like vinegar or lemon juice in a cup of tea in that stuff will leach the chemicals right out of it.

  5. PortWine

    How much harder is it to maintain a stressful job when you have health problems?
    I’ve got fibromyalgia and pretty severe dietary strictures, like no gluten, no lactose, no junk food, and no sugar. I find that my self-care falls apart reliably based on the stress level of where I make money (my job). How should I feel about this? How should I approach this? P.S. Of course, most employers aren’t accomodating; I try not to even have them find out about these things.

    1. pami

      I have discoid lupus and work in a stress environment but refuse to go on ssi the way to cope really depends on the person I take my meds and have told my employers that I sometimes need to take an extra break I usually go outside or just to the bathroom to calm my self and i use different
      thing long bubble baths or walks along the beach
      good luck

  6. Soul

    What animals competed for food with the dire wolf?
    Don’t say fox or bear. Don’t put it so simply. Give me an actual species. I mean the actual being. I think sabers and short nosed bears did. Am I right? Any way tell me what they ate and who they competed with. Preferably tell me the name of an ancestor of today’s animals like the dire wolf and short nosed bear. It’s the ancestor of Canis Lupus-today’s wolves and the short nose bear is our bear’s ancestor.

    1. BL

      Hey Soul

      Now I see what your getting at.

      I listed some of the carnivores of the time most of which which disappreared during the mass extinciton of megafauna around 10,000 years ago. Dire Wolves are only competing with other carnivores for food. Of course their are a lot more animals during there time such a mammoths, but they were not meat eaters and too big for Dire Wolves to take down.

      Name, Genus/Species, Year of Extinction, Location

      American Lion Panthera leo atrox, Western USA, 8000 BC.
      Beringian cave lion Panthera leo vereshchagini, Alaska.
      Giant hutia Elasmodontomys obliquus, Puerto Rico, 1000 BC.
      Giant Short-Faced Bear Arctodus simus, USA, 10500 BC.
      Saber-Tooth Cat Smilodon fatalis USA, 8000 BC.
      American cheetah USA Date Unknown
      Florida Cave Bear (Tremarctos floridanus) Southern U.S. 10,000 B.C.
      Cascade Mountains Wolf Canis lupus fuscus 1500 A.D. (ancestor of Gray Wolf today)
      All Jaguars (all still alive today to the best of knowledge):
      Panthera onca onca: (Venezuelan)
      P. onca peruviana (Peruvian Jaguar): Coastal Peru
      P. onca hernandesii (Mexican Jaguar): Western Mexico – including
      P. onca centralis (Central American Jaguar): El Salvador to Colombia
      P. onca arizonensis (Arizonan Jaguar): Southern Arizona to Sonora, Mexico (once thought extinct but just spotted a few years ago)
      P. onca veraecrucis: Central Texas to Southeastern Mexico
      P. onca goldmani (Goldman’s Jaguar): Yucatan Peninsula to Belize and Guatemala
      P. onca palustris (Brazil and Paraguay)

      All of these carnivores would have roughly the same diet and thus competed with dire wolves as they would have pimarily hunted the following omnivores:

      Steppe Bison or steppe wisent (Bison priscus),
      American Horse (Equus scotti),
      American Mountain Deer (Navahoceros fricki)
      American Zebra (Equus simplicidens)
      Ancient Caribou (Torontoceros hypocaetus)
      Ancient Bison (Bison antiquus)
      Ancient Moose (Bretzia nebrascensis)
      Harlan’s Ground Sloth (Paramylodon harlani)
      Harlan’s muskox (Bootherium bombifrons)
      Harrington’s Mountain Goat (Oreamnos harringtoni)
      Jefferson’s Ground Sloth (Megalonyx jeffersoni)
      Laurillard’s Ground Sloth (Eremotherium laurillardi)
      Large Beaver (Procastoroides sp.)
      Long-nosed Peccary (Mylohyus nasutus) descendant called javelina
      North American Glyptodon (Glyptotherium texanum) giant armadillo
      Yukon Wild Ass (Equus asinus lambei)

  7. kennie

    Is there any natural herbs that I can take to control my Lupus? Also to get rid of discoid Lupus naturally?
    Is their a way that I can naturally control my lupus with out taking a great deal of medication. Also I have discoid lupus on my face, can something like shea butter help

    1. Linda R

      No. It is not normal for your immune system to attack you. That’s what happens in lupus.

      Lupus symptoms, whether in the skin or the body, are controlled when the overactive and confused immune system is suppressed. Shea butter moisturizes. Period.

      You have a choice. You can run around looking for the magic “natural” bullet or you can bite the bullet and work with your doctors.

      By the way, hemlock and arsenic are quite natural, but they can kill you. I have systemic lupus. Early on, I was sure there was some “natural cure” out there.

      I take very few meds now, despite the fact that I had severe organ involvement (heart, lungs, bone marrow, kidneys). I am 98% vegetarian, severely limit processed foods, do not eat fast foods or junk foods, exercise daily, practice yoga and meditation AND follow the treatment regimen that my doctor and I have worked out.

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