9 Diet Tips for Managing Lupus and Other Autoimmune Diseases

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Diet can have a huge effect on the symptoms of lupus and other autoimmune diseases. Many have found that certain foods can trigger flares. Conversely, eating a healthy diet can help keep lupus flares at bay. The question is: what foods should you be eating?

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Barbara Mendez is a registered pharmacist and nutritionist and thinks of food as medicine. In this video, she talks viewers through some of the foods she believes are good for people with autoimmune diseases (including lupus) to help manage the symptoms and stay well. Barbara shares her top nine tips for eating well which include ditching the junk food, getting vitamin levels checked regularly and watching which type of supplements you take so you don’t boost your immune system.

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