Yearly Archives: 2015

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Healthy holiday recipes

Try these healthy holiday options to avoid the high calorie, high sodium, high fat meals that often accompany the holiday season. Following a balanced diet throughout the year is essential in controlling lupus flares and general well-being.

Pork, white bean and kale soup
Makes: 6 servings, about 1 2/3 cups each
Active Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

INGREDIENTS

1 […]

December 1st, 2015|Lupus News|0 Comments

Fun winter activities for the whole family

The holidays are here, so lace up your boots, pull on your toques, and close up your winter jackets for fun outdoor activities in this time of cheer! Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, the Prophet’s Birthday, Christmas, or maybe only Boxing Day; spend some valuable time with friends and family doing physical activities in the spirit-lifting […]

December 1st, 2015|Lupus News|0 Comments

My Lupus Story

My Lupus Story by – Brenda Shelton

My name is Brenda, I am 50 years old. I am married with two awesome boys, and I have
LUPUS! My first child had to be delivered early because of my lupus. He was born at 29 weeks and weighed only 2lbs (1400grams). He did fantastic because of the […]

December 1st, 2015|My Lupus Story|3 Comments

Autumn Recipes to Warm the Body and Mind

Whether it is on your phone or a handy leather-bound notebook, remember to keep a food diary. Keeping a detailed note of the meals you consume will make it easier for you and your doctor to pinpoint, manage, and control flare-inducing foods.
RECIPES
Spaghetti with braised kale
Sometimes everyone just needs a warm plate of pasta. Look for […]

November 1st, 2015|Lupus News|0 Comments

Practice Body Awareness Exercises

To combat those nasty November winter woes, do some indoor body awareness exercises indoors. Relieve stress and pain not by numbing or ignoring it, but instead by locating it and focusing on it with slow movement, awareness based exercises.

Yoga
Stay indoors and join a yoga class! Hatha yoga uses asanas (body postures) to practice mindfulness and […]

November 1st, 2015|Lupus News|0 Comments

How to Conquer Depression

Lupus is a challenging, life-altering lifelong chronic autoimmune disease. On bad days, living optimistically with lupus can seem like an impossible task. It is common to experience feelings of sadness, frustration, resentment, and grief. When these temporary negative feelings turn into long-lasting aggravations, they may be signalling an illness called clinical depression.

It is common […]

November 1st, 2015|Lupus News|0 Comments

Your lupus journey

My lupus story – by Lystra Lewis

I was 16 years old when I was first diagnosed with lupus. I had gotten my tonsils removed on March 30th 1976 and did not recover from that surgery. I remember not being able to eat simple things like jello and ice cream. Soon after that I became very […]

November 1st, 2015|Lupus News|3 Comments

Autoimmune Disease and Chronic Pain

The first week of November is National Pain Awareness Week, hosted by the Canadian Pain Coalition. 1 in 5 Canadians live with chronic pain. About 15% of pain conditions do not respond to any current therapies. When a person is in pain, they may miss work, be unable to complete tasks, and visit the hospital […]

November 1st, 2015|Lupus News|0 Comments

Living well with Lupus: Lupus and your Smartphone

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can cause inflammation in any part of the body. It is estimated that Lupus affects over 1:1000 Canadian men, women and children and 5 million people worldwide.

As a result of Lupus being so under-recognized and under-funded, research and technology has been struggling to keep up to the disease’s […]

October 14th, 2015|Lupus News|0 Comments