Sunday, July 28, 2013

UCB Announces New Results From Phase 2b Open-Label Extension Study Evaluating The Long-Term Effects Of Epratuzumab In SLE

UCB have announced new data from an open-label extension (SL0008) of the EMBLEM™ phase 2b study evaluating the long-term effects of epratuzumab treatment in adult patients with moderate-to-severe systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). more...

Monday, July 1, 2013

Well, the big news in our lives is we are moving back to Florida.  We are going to miss our family here terribly!  It's so hard not being able to live close to everybody.  Our family is so spread out around the country that it is just impossible.  We are not really the type to put down deep roots so we tend to spend a few years here and a few years there.  We are excited to be near other family for a while. 

We also are doing what is best for our business.  We have had a really rough time this year.  We have made some bad decisions and business has suffered.  Our websites are one of the most important things in my life and I haven't been acting like it. 

One of the ways we are putting our priorities in order is with our new diet.  It has been 3 weeks of cutting out processed food, sugar, and chemicals. We are also adding tons of fruits and veggies, including juicing.  We feel great and are getting off of our medications.  Matt has completely gotten off of insulin for 3 weeks now.  Our new healthy lifestyle is allowing us to feel better and be more productive.  I look forward to new and good things in the future. 

Sunday, June 30, 2013

I have felt great today.  I have energy, I have been productive and my mood has been stable and happy.  There is so much going on in my personal life that I have been very stressed and anxious lately.  Today I felt able to cope. 
The diet is going well.  I am still only having one juice a day but I will keep working on it.  Tonight I strained the juice and it was so much better.  I just have trouble with the pulp.  Tonight's drink was kale, swiss chard, ginger, clementines, an avacado, noni juice and phyto-berry powder.  I am several days off my Nexium.  No heartburn or acid reflux so far.  Hopefully it just keeps getting better from here! 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

I had an off day today with my new diet.  I had my juice and veggies and lean protein, but I added some noodles with dinner.  It was the first pasta I have had in over 2 weeks.  I don't plan to have more, I just couldn't resist at my favorite restaurant.  Tomorrow I will go back to the diet.  I have only been drinking one juice a day lately, so I plan to increase that back to at least 3.
  I don't mind the taste of the juice it's the pulp that gets me, but I'm getting used to it.  I just have to add enough water.  The juice I had today included kale, swiss chard, apples, oranges, ginger, noni juice, and phyto berry powder.  Noni is a superfruit chocked full of vitamins and minerals.  Phyto berry powder is something I got at the health food store.  It is powdered berries like acai, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, pomegranate, and many more.  It adds a boost of flavor as well as nutrients. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

My Quest for better health

I have been on a decade long quest to improve my poor health.  I have tried a lot of things, mostly modern medicine, pills, pills, and more pills.  It has worked to a point.  I am no longer plumetting to certain kidney failure, however I still feel terrible most of the time and I am sick of it!
For the last 2 weeks I have been researching nutrition and the role it plays in our health and disease.  I have found an abundance of scientific evidence that with proper nutrition can heal the body, prevent illness and improve quality of life.
Understand that I am a major skeptic,  I don't believe just anything I hear.  I have to see a preponderance of evidence by many reputable sources to even consider it.  I have long known that my terrible diet contributed to my poor health, but I never imagined what would happen if I started to treat my illnesses with food.
So June 11 I started a new diet,  I eat only raw fruits and veggies, usually juiced, most of the day.  Once a day I eat cooked veggies and about 4 ounces of lean meat or fish.  I cut out all white flour, sugar, rice and potatoes, all processed food, and artificial sugar, dye, or flavoring.
I have lost weight, have energy, my skin has brightened up and I plan to slowly cut back on my meds, under a doctor's supervision.  My first is nexium, my acid reflux pill,  I stopped taking it last night and so far so good.
Even better my husband has been off insulin for 14 days and his blood sugars are  well in the normal range. 
I must admit it hasn't always been easy but it's not bad.  I do allow myself one banned food a week, I had a slice of pizza last week.  It allowed me to free my mind from craving what I couldn't have and go right back to the veggies. 
I am still taking all the rest of my meds as prescribed as well as the vitamins I was on,  I plan to eat this way the rest of my life.  I hope to get off many if not most of my meds, under a doctor's supervision of course. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Link Between Uranium Exposure And Increased Lupus Rate

People living near a former uranium ore processing facility in Ohio are experiencing a higher than average rate of lupus, according a new study conducted by scientists at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. more...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

New hope for lupus patients

A clinical trial with 149 patients suffering from the very disabling autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus, has shown the effectiveness of a synthetic peptide developed by a team of researchers led by CNRS biologist Slyviane Muller at the Institut de Biologie Moleculaire (IBMC) in Strasbourg, France. The peptide, known as P140/LupuzorTM, is well tolerated by patients and leads to regression of the disease. Under the CNRS patent, ImmuPharma-France, which funded the trial, has an exclusive license to use the peptide. Now the final phase of clinical tests should soon confirm these results and contribute to the development of a drug without the side effects of existing treatments, which use cortico-steroids and immunosuppressants. These results are published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. more..