Natural Treatments for Lupus
Hey, guys, Axe here, of naturalmedicine and Founder of DrAxe . In this tutorial, I'm going to talk about lupus naturaltreatments and natural cures for lupus. So I'll go over the best supplements for lupus,the best food specifically and then food that will probably surprise you, but foods thatyou absolutely want to stay away from. Lupus is an inflammatory condition that can affectthe entire body including muscles, tissues and organs. And also it's an autoimmune diseasein nature. An autoimmune disease is where your body's own immune system starts attackingorgans that it should never attack in the first place. But here's the good news. I'veworked with thousands of patients with autoimmune
disease and many of those with lupus and we'veseen complete recoveries in many of those patients. So let's go ahead and jump. I'm going to start with supplements, thengo into diet and then foods you should stay from. So first off, if you have lupus, thereare five supplements that are the best to take. The number one supplement is going tobe Vitamin D3. Vitamin D level, Vitamin D specifically, it's not just a vitamin, it'sknown as a pro hormone. It's essential for balancing hormones in the body but also formodulating your immune system and that's really the key in overcoming any or autoimmune issue,but especially one like lupus, is we've got
to help balance out how you're immune systemis functioning and so vitamin D is critical. You can go and get a vitamin D test, but here'sthe truth, over 80% of people are vitamin D deficient and I would guess over 90% ofpeople with autoimmune disease or more are vitamin D deficient. So it's almost a mustthat you should get vitamin D. I recommend 5,000 IUs twice a day for one month and thenafter that, 5,000 IUs a day. And best if you can go and get sunshine that day. That's idealfor about 30 minutes directly on your skin. That's what you want to do and during thosedays, you don't need to take the supplement, but, ideally, vitamin D supplements, numberone.
The number two supplement is going to be collagenprotein powder. Now, collagen is the main ingredient in bone broth and it contains theamino acid proline. Now, the root cause of lupus is a condition called leaky gut syndrome.Really lupus, an autoimmune disease, it starts in the gut with leaky gut. So we've got torepair your gut if we want to heal lupus. And so collagen protein powder and amino acidslike glutamine help repair the digestive tract. The number three supplement you should betaking for lupus is frankincense essential oil. Frankincense has been used for thousandsof years and it contains an antioxidant called Boswellia and Boswellia is one of the mostpowerful natural antiinflammatories in the
world. So start using frankincense essentialoil. What I recommend is you get a bottle of frankincense oil and just rub it all overyour body but specifically your neck and your forehead and just a little bit under yournose. Also, one other thing you can do is do two drops of frankincense on your thumband rub it on the roof of your mouth twice a day. Frankincense essential oil, again,helps balance out the immune system, which is critical. Also, there's a really unique study done onlupus and they found that those with lupus tend to have low stomach acid. And if youhave low stomach acid, there are a few things
you can do. One is eat smaller meals. Anotherthing is be rested while you eat and chew more. Another thing is do a little bit ofapple cider vinegar and water. But, from a supplement standpoint, digestive enzymes andalso taking something called HCL, that's hydrochloric acid. So again, digestive enzymes are the firstthing I would take. I'd take two to three capsules with meals, especially if you'reconsuming a meat product. And if you are consuming meat as well, you might try one or two capsulesof HCL with pepsin. And then, last but not least, probiotics. You know probiotics arecritical for crowding yeast out of the body,
Hello! I am Liu Tingting from London Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine. Here I would like to do a brief introduction of Tongue Diagnosis. Tongue Diagnosis is an important part of diagnosis in Chinese Medicine, which refers to by inspecting the shape, size, colour and moisture of the tongue body and its coating to diagnose disease. Why can we use the tongue as an evidence of diagnosing diseases? We need to answer that question by understanding the basis of Tongue Diagnosis in traditional Chinese Medical theory.
The tongue is closely related to Zangfu organs. he Heart opens at the tongue, the movement of the tongue is controlled by the Heart spirit, the Spleen meridian connects with the tongue, and the taste of sensation of the tongue is mainly dominated by the Spleen, and there are many other descriptions in Chinese Medical theories. The tongue is also nourished by Qi and Blood, and it is moistened by Body Fluids. Therefore, the tongue can reflect the condition of Zangfu organs, Qi, Blood, and Body Fluids. And examination of the tongue is extremely important in diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and prevention of diseases. And what should we inspect when doing tongue diagnosis?
Inspection of the tongue mainly includes the examination of the tongue body and tongue coating. Tongue body refers to musculature and vascular tissue of the tongue, also referring to tongue substance. Inspection of the tongue body includes examining the colour, shape, texture and movement of the tongue, which reflect the condition of Zangfu organs, Qi, Blood, and Body Fluids. Tongue coating is a layer of mosslike material covering on the surface of the tongue. Inspection of the tongue coating includes examination of the texture and colour of it. Therefore, pathologically, tongue coating reflects the location and nature of diseases, as well as the condition of healthy Qi.
Now let's take a look at what does a normal tongue look like? This picture is from a normal person. The normal tongue body is soft, flexible, palered, and not too large, not too small. The normal tongue coating is white, thin, which is neither dry, nor greasy or slippery, closely attached to the surface of the tongue, distributed more on the centre and root, but less on the margins and tip. The normal tongue is usually described as â€œPalered tongue with thin and white coatingâ€�, which suggests normal functions of Zangfu organs, sufficient Qi, Blood, and Body Fluids. Why Tongue Diagnosis is so important in al practise?
We need to understand this from its five aspects of al significance. The first aspect, indicating exuberance and debilitation of healthy Qi and pathogenic Qi. Generally, healthy Qi manifests on the tongue body and pathogenic Qi manifests on tongue coating. See the pictures, Palered and flexible tongue means that healthy Qi is exuberant, Qi and Blood is abundant and flow smoothly; the pale tongue may suggest Qi and Blood deficiency. Thin, white and moist coating means no morbid condition on the patient, or the pathogenic Qi is not severe; thick coating means pathogenic Qi is exuberant.
The second aspect, distinguishing the nature of disease. Tongue manifestation can reflect the nature of diseases, for an example, thin, white coating, see the picture on the left, indicates windcold external contraction; white and slimy coating, see the picture on the right, indicates phlegmdampness retention and etc. The third aspect, differentiating the degree of disease. The degree of diseases can reflect on the tongue coating, while the severity of disease manifest on both tongue body and tongue coating. For an example, during external contracted disease, thin and white coating,