Columns

Lupus and Proper Nutrition

  It is no secret that food is one our most basic needs. It provides the building blocks for strong and healthy bodies. People with lupus have the same requirements as everyone else, except we are a little more sensitive to the effects of food. Food for a…

Lupus and Weight Loss

Daily, we are bombarded with weight loss ads promoting the latest powder, pill, or apparatus that help us achieve that thin look we seem to think is better than the way we look now. I’ve always found many of the methods being advertised interesting; they rarely offer any real health…

Wanderlust and Lupus

The very first time I stepped onto Californian soil, in 2013, I was instantly in love with the different culture, how I was completely immersed in something so foreign to everything I’d ever known. My wanderlust was born. From that day on, I’ve planned my life around my…

Lupus Costs You — and Not Just Money

When people hear about a lupus diagnosis, they don’t often think about what it really costs to have the disease. In fact, many who don’t know much about it think it can be “managed” and don’t really take it very seriously. Those of us who battle it daily know that lupus…

Lupus and Guilt: Feeling Guilty For Feeling Bad

In her debut column for Lupus News Today, lupus patient specialist and columnist Kellie McRae opens up about the guilt and uncertainty she felt in the early journey toward her lupus diagnosis, and the impact that her rapid weight loss and declining health had on her family.

Climbing Everest

I’ve grieved for the loss of a loved one, felt pain because no matter how much I wanted them to be with me, they simply couldn’t be anymore. I’ve felt grief in shattering heartbreak, as I had to understand that the person and relationship I yearned for no…

A Letter to my Son from His Lupie Mommy

A Letter for Alexander Hello my love. First and foremost,  you’re not in trouble. 😉 In fact, I am writing this letter to let you know how proud I am of you and how much I love you . I know its been hell these last few years and I…

Road Tripping with Lupus

It all started 2 months ago … 5,000 mile road trip  … before my epic road trip and literally while I was sitting at my doctor’s office. Not only was my body achy but just like every other day, I felt like I had been hit by a truck. All…

Acceptance & Understanding in Lupus

There are plenty of things that have changed since my diagnosis. For example, I now live on a low-sodium and low-potassium diet and the convenience of being able to eat whatever I want whenever I want no longer exists. I take a cocktail of prescription medication that I…