When I was first diagnosed with lupus, I set out on a mission to heal myself naturally. I changed my diet to a mostly paleo regimen. I completely went gluten free. I did AIP or autoimmune paleo (strict paleo) for months. I added back foods at a slow pace. If any food didn’t agree with me, I gave it up. I tried to reduce my stress. I tried to get more sleep. I did everything I could to heal my failing body.
Within months of changing my diet and habits, I was able to completely heal my stomach ulcer and malar rash. My joint pain and arthritis was less bothersome. I stopped breaking out in hives every day. The rashes on my hands healed. I had more energy than I’d had in a long time. Had I actually quieted the beast? Continue reading “Living With Autoimmune Disease- The Bad Days”