In my first autoimmune series, I am going to be looking at the different areas of the body the autoimmune disorders affect. Autoimmune disorders are broadly grouped into two categories – • “organ-specific” means one organ is affected, • “non-organ-specific” disorders, multiple organs or body systems may be affected.
I heard, like I’m sure most of you have, “Cut the white stuff from your diet and you’ll lose weight.” That is exactly what I did. My meals consisted of chicken stir-fry. I consumed tons of broccoli, carrots, onions and chicken. I stopped drinking diet sodas and only drank water and tea. I lost eighty pounds! I looked great and I felt great! I had energy to burn.
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs). "Chronic" means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years.