Lupus: Alternative Therapies That Work

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, Sep 1, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 246 pages
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A comprehensive guide to noninvasive, nontoxic therapies for lupus--written by a lupus survivor.

• The only book to focus on alternative therapies for lupus.

• Includes therapeutic approaches drawn from the fields of naturopathic medicine, nutritional medicine, environmental medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, nontoxic dentistry, energy medicine, and psychological healing.

• Lupus affects more than four million Americans and does not respond well to conventional treatments.

More than four million Americans (90 percent of them women) have been diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus, a chronic, debilitating disease of the autoimmune system that manifests itself with extreme fatigue, arthritic pain, rashes, and a host of other symptoms. Add to that the fact that lupus is notoriously difficult to diagnose, and the number of potential sufferers grows. Sharon Moore lived with lupus for several years before doctors finally put a name to it. The only therapies offered to her were pharmaceuticals--toxic drugs that could control or suppress some of her symptoms but couldn't cure her disease. Dissatisfied with this approach, she set about researching alternative treatments for her condition. Nine years later her health is greatly improved, and she has written this book to share the most effective natural healing techniques with other lupus sufferers.

Chock full of specific, scientific, well-documented evidence on effective alternative treatments, this book is a godsend for anyone suffering from lupus. Moore provides a comprehensive diagnostic checklist and helps readers identify the possible causes of their illness, from environmental toxins and dental amalgam fillings to compromised liver function and poor nutrition. She offers ways to nurture the mind and spirit when living with chronic disease and shows readers how they can rebuild their lives. Equally important, she writes with the understanding of someone who's been there.
 

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Garlic is actually a trigger for flares in most people who have lupus.

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This beautiful book is so professionally written..and yet so uniquely personal. I am finding it to be not only an excellent resource, but the first glimmer of hope. There really are things you can do to help with this condition. Heartfelt thanks to the author for this tremendous work. It is gifted work..with insight..clinically applied. Truly a labor of love. Thank you

Teresa Davis
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Contents

My Story
3
What Is Lupus
15
Your Liver
25
Your Diet
44
Helpful Nutritional Supplements
64
Healing Herbs
82
Beneficial Fats and Oils
98
Environmental Toxin in Food
114
MindBody Therapies
179
Caring for Your Spirit
194
How to Begin
210
Epilogue
216
Suggested Reading
222
Resources
224
Notes
228
Index
242

The Dangers of Toxic Dentistry
143
Traditional Chinese Medicine
159

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Lupus:
Alternative Therapies That Work

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. My Story
2. What Is Lupus?
3. Your Liver
4. Your Diet
5. Helpful Nutritional Supplements
6. Healing Herbs
7. Beneficial Fats and Oils
8. Environmental Toxins in Food
9. The Dangers of Toxic Dentistry
10. Traditional Chinese Medicine
11. Mind-Body Therapies
12. Caring for Your Spirit
13. How to Begin
Epilogue
Suggested Reading
Resources Notes index

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