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Nutritional Healing For Lupus Sufferers

This guest post comes from Gale Tern, author, alternative health proponent, and blogger at Arthritis Pain Central.

According to mainstream medical literature, lupus is one of many disorders of the immune system known as auto-immune disease. The immune system is supposed to protect the body from invaders like harmful bacteria and viruses. However, in the case of auto-immune diseases, the immune system actually attacks parts of the body it is supposed to protect.

The theory is that when your body turns on itself and begins to damage cells and body tissue, this leads to inflammation. And so the inflammation you see associated with lupus is really a symptom of the disease. Lupus affects all parts of the body including the heart, kidneys, joints, skin, lungs, brain, tendons, and blood vessels. The most common symptoms of lupus include extreme pain, inflammation, kidney problems, swelling of the joints, fever, weight gain, and skin rashes.

The thing about lupus is that it discriminates. It primarily affects women. In fact, approximately ninety percent of all lupus cases affect women in their thirties.


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eDiets Live event with Jillian Michaels

eDiets is hosting a day-long event in Ft. Lauderdale this weekend, with special guests Jillian Michaels, sharing news about her new meal delivery plan, and Dr. Steven Pratt, author of SuperFoods Rx.

eDiets Live is a fun day dedicated to keeping you motivated and informed about nutrition and fitness. Who better to learn from than the two guest speakers?

Saturday, June 7, 2008
9a.m. – 5p.m.
Embassy Suites Hotel
1100 SE 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Event Registration: 800.265.6170
Price: $99/person

Everyone receives a gift bag worth $200 and a chance to win an E80 Elliptical Trainer, worth $1499. If you attend, please share your experience with us!

Learn more about eDiets online weight loss programs.