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Lupus diet

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A look at the pathophysiology of Lupus and how dietary factors influence the disease.

A look at the pathophysiology of Lupus and how dietary factors influence the disease.

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  • 1. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) “ Over a decade ago syphilis was regarded as the great masquerader. Today it is lupus.”
  • 2. Western View <ul><li>An autoimmune disease of complex nature falling within the same family as rheumatology where the bodies immune system turns against itself and attacks it. </li></ul><ul><li>A chronic, systemic, inflammatory disease of the connective tissue. Although chronic, often has acute phases. </li></ul><ul><li>Can affect the joints, skin, kidneys, blood, lungs, musculoskeletal system, brain, heart, blood vessels and other organs/systems in the body. </li></ul><ul><li>Characterized by varied symptoms injuring different parts of the body. </li></ul><ul><li>Symptoms differ patient to patient. Patients commonly present without episodes of flare ups intermingled with periods of remission that might not include a single symptom. Some patients may not ever have symptoms. </li></ul><ul><li>Cause: unknown/environmental/congenital Cure: undiscovered </li></ul>
  • 3. Large molecules in blood stream = antigen/antibody complexes =invasion of bloodstream and inflammation
  • 4. A RASH POIN(ts) MD <ul><li>Arthritis </li></ul><ul><li>Renal Disease (proteinuria, cellular casts) </li></ul><ul><li>ANA (positive antinuclear antibody) </li></ul><ul><li>Serositis (pleurisy or pericarditis) </li></ul><ul><li>Hematological disorder (leucopenia, lymphopenia, thrombocytopenia, hemolytic anemia) </li></ul><ul><li>Photosensitivity </li></ul><ul><li>Oral ulcers </li></ul><ul><li>Immunological disorder (positive LE cell, anti-DNA, anti-Sm, false positive serological test for syphilis) </li></ul><ul><li>Neurological disorders (seizures or psychosis in the absence of other causes) </li></ul><ul><li>Malar rash </li></ul><ul><li>Discoid rash </li></ul><ul><li>… other symptoms include low-grade PM fever, fatigue, muscle pain, loss of hair, menstrual irregularities, sore throat, headache, backache, visual floaters, weight loss, nausea and vomiting… </li></ul>
  • 5. TCM Etiology + Chinese Herbs: <ul><li>Heat Toxin-Sx: Sudden onset, high fever, flushed face, fresh red skin rash, purpura, irritability, thirst, coma, delirium (severe cases), arthralgia, constipation, scanty/dark urine, deep red tongue with yellow greasy fur, full and rapid or bowstring and rapid pulse. </li></ul><ul><li>*Rx: Qing Ying Tang modified: Shui Niu Jiao (taken in ground form after the following herbs are decocted in water), Shu Di, Chi Shao, Mu Dan Pi, Shi Gao, Zhi Mu, Xuan Shen, Jin Yi Hua, Lian Qiao, Zi Cao, Mai Men Dong, Dan Zhu Ye </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Heat due to Yin-Deficiency-Sx: Low-grade fever in the PM, feverish sensation in palms and soles, deep red skin eruptions, night sweats, fatigue, irritability, arthralgia with aching of joints, soreness of waist, balding pattern, red tongue with thin yellow fur or mirror tongue, thready and rapid pulse. </li></ul><ul><li>*Rx: Qing Hao, Yin Chai Hu, Di Gu Pi, Hu Huang Lian, Sheng Di, Xuan Shen, Zhi Mu, Huang Bai, Zhi Tian Nan Xing, Mai Men Dong, Bie Jia, Gan Cao </li></ul><ul><li>Deficiency of the Spleen and Kidney Yang-Sx: Pale complexion, puffy face, edema of limbs, distended abdomen, cold extremities, shortness of breath, dislikes speaking, urinary difficulty, loose stool, pale tongue with whitish moist fur, deep and thready or thready and weak pulse. </li></ul><ul><li>*Rx: Er Xian Tang + Wu Ling San modified: Xian Mao, Yin Yang Huo, Huang Qi, Tu Si Zi, Dang Shen, Gui Zhi, Zhu Ling, Fu Ling, Ze Xie, Bai Zhu, Dan Zhu Ye </li></ul>
  • 6. FOOD/DRINK TO AVOID <ul><li>Western View: </li></ul><ul><li>The “Four Whites”: Dairy, salt, sugar, flour </li></ul><ul><li>Animal meat, eggs, peanuts, nori seaweed (all contain arachidonic acid which produce pain and inflammation) </li></ul><ul><li>Limit fatty Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids </li></ul><ul><li>Alfalfa sprouts </li></ul><ul><li>Hydrogenated oils </li></ul><ul><li>Highly processed foods </li></ul><ul><li>Caffeine and alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>TCM View: </li></ul><ul><li>Excessively dampening foods: Raw fruits, veggies, juices, butter, oils, </li></ul><ul><li>Excessively hot foods </li></ul><ul><li>Excessively cold foods: See dampening foods </li></ul>
  • 7. A Vegan Diet is Great for SLE (and other disease)! <ul><li>Drain damp: Amaranth, corn, aduki beans, celery, lettuce, pumpkin, scallion, turnip, kohlrabi, white pepper, chaparral (stink weed) </li></ul><ul><li>Cool heat: Apple, banana, pear, persimmon, cantaloupe, watermelon, tomato, citrus, radish, cucumber, asparagus, chard, eggplant, spinach, bok choy, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, soy sprouts, tempeh, mung bean, millet, barley, kelp, spirulina, kudzu, wild blue-green oyster-shell calcium, peppermint, dandelion greens, honeysuckle, nettles, red clover blossoms, lemon balm, white peppercorn, cilantro, sesame seed, majoram, blackberry, raspberry, mulberry, kidney beans, beets, string beans, buckwheat, etc.. </li></ul>
  • 8. 7 Day Menu <ul><li>Sunday- Breakfast: Banana smoothie with frozen berries, orange juice and honey </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch: Brown rice stir fry with carrots, mushrooms, broccoli, and zucchini </li></ul><ul><li>Dinner: Portobello mushroom burger marinated in balsamic vinegar with a baked potato </li></ul><ul><li>Monday- Breakfast: Oatmeal with blueberries and brown sugar </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch: Homemade hummus with steamed veggies and wheat freet pita bread </li></ul><ul><li>Dinner: Wheat free tortilla soup with black bean salad </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday- Breakfast: Gluten-free cereal with a banana and almond milk </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch: Hummus/avocado sandwich with non-dairy mayo, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Dinner: Quinoa Casserole (veggie broth, carrots, celery, bell pepper, green beans) with Lemon Tahini </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday- Breakfast: Wheat free toast with fruit puree </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch: Stuffed avocado with tomato, broccoli sprouts, shredded carrots topped with flax seed and dressing and Tempeh burgers </li></ul><ul><li>Dinner: Squash spaghetti </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday- Breakfast: Sweetened brown rice with berries </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch-Lentil stew with Seitan </li></ul><ul><li>Dinner- Toasted Kasha with cabbage gravy </li></ul><ul><li>Friday- Breakfast: Oatmeal with fruit puree and honey </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch: Corn dumplings with squash and black beans </li></ul><ul><li>Dinner: Japanese mushroom stir fry with brown rice </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday- Breakfast: Assorted berry smoothie with almond milk </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch: Gazpacho soup with Kombu Vegetable Bake </li></ul><ul><li>Dinner: Veggie shish kebob, mashed potatoes with cabbage gravy </li></ul>
  • 9. “ Faulty genetics loads the gun, lifestyle pulls the trigger.” -Dr. Lamont Murdoch, M.D., Loma Linda University School of Medicine “ The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame-in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease”. -Thomas Edison,1847-1931

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