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    Hey ritz! I understand exactly what you are trying to do but, like the others have mentioned you do not want to do ANYTHING until you speak to your doctor. Even "natural" things can interfere with our meds. We tend to look at vitamins and such as something that cannot hurt us but remember arsenic is a natural thing too but you don't want to take much of it in. Talk to the doctors to make sure that it won't cause you any harm before adding even "natural" things to your body.
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    Yes tgal is right! I got worse on zinc and iron and found out later it causes inflamation. Be careful and if you start anything do it slowly and one at a time so you can see what really helps. Some made me feel like vomiting. Bless you on your search for a healthy way of living!

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    Hi Ritz. I'm new to all THIS and hope my switch 10 months ago to raw low fat vegan (80.10.10. diet by Dr Doug Graham) to going to help me instead of taking medication. This diet enabled me to get off my epilepsy meds and stop fitting. So here's hoping. I used to belong to a Tai Chi group and have just this week, returned to doing it at home since I gave up the heavier work on an agricultural farm picking spring onions. I'm sick and tired though. Sorry it's too early for me to be more positive and have experience of what might help us all. My daughter lives in America & her friend is doing yoga and is a vegan and has just come off her meds. I'm interested to know her progress too.

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    Hi Noelene ... YAY .... West Aussies are becoming popular here. You have no idea how much you have made my day. We just lost one of our friends to the Eastern States, and now you have come to join the crew.

    Let me read your thread so I can chat to you... yippee for us sandgropers!!!!
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    Being on a healthy diet and exercising is an excellent way of making sure you have the best chance of fighting illness. However, you need to be careful about thinking that it will mean that it can replace medication. If you are sick, you need medication, and living a healthy lifestyle will help the medication to work better. Since you have not being diagnosed with anything at the moment, I think you are doing the right thing. But if in the future you are told you need to take medication, TAKE IT. Especially if you have an autoimmune disease because if you don't, you'll only get sicker. Think of a diabetic deciding not to take their insulin injections because they are on a super healthy diet and exercising, it won't be long before they are in a coma.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ritzbit View Post
    Im thinking of asking my doctor if and what I can add that might make me feel better.
    Always talk to a doctor about adding new diets and never stop taking your pills. Hope I didnt come off sounding like thats what I was doing because its not. I dont have another appointment until the beginning of August though so I'll be starting alot of this right before college starts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ritzbit View Post
    Always talk to a doctor about adding new diets and never stop taking your pills. Hope I didnt come off sounding like thats what I was doing because its not. I dont have another appointment until the beginning of August though so I'll be starting alot of this right before college starts.
    If you decide to start this and your doctor gives you the go-ahead (I think) it would be a good idea to call him/her now and see how the changes work when you are off this summer and not when you start something new and stressful, like college.
    As long as this body works, I am going to enjoy life to the fullest for each second of every moment that I can.



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    I think we all just want you to be safe. As for me I made a lot of dumb choices to avoid the meds. I'm now on 7 lol.

    Have a great time at school! I wish you much success!

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    I'm not trying to avoid my meds. And I can never get ahold of her by phone. So Im just going to wait on the diet and anything other than the yoga until August. I went there not long ago and sat and sat and sat waiting for an hour and was so aggravated that I waited almost 2 hours before seeing anyone that I didnt ask her about the diet part. I hate when that happens. I will just wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noelene View Post
    Hi Ritz. I'm new to all THIS and hope my switch 10 months ago to raw low fat vegan (80.10.10. diet by Dr Doug Graham) to going to help me instead of taking medication. This diet enabled me to get off my epilepsy meds and stop fitting. So here's hoping. I used to belong to a Tai Chi group and have just this week, returned to doing it at home since I gave up the heavier work on an agricultural farm picking spring onions. I'm sick and tired though. Sorry it's too early for me to be more positive and have experience of what might help us all. My daughter lives in America & her friend is doing yoga and is a vegan and has just come off her meds. I'm interested to know her progress too.
    While we all look for ways to stay healthy the best answer about diet comes from the Lupus Foundation of America. There is NO proof that any type of diet will allow someone to get off their meds. LAO information is found HERE

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