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4/22/08 2:29 A

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tinyurl.com/5kmhxx

Article re: alfalfa and lupus (and also legumes, but I can't find much info about "legumes" per se).

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db
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ubmed&uid=3876146&cmd=showdetailviewR>&indexed=google


This is a link to a PubMed article re: "diet-induced" lupus ... from the amino acid "L-canavanine" ...

"Alfalfa. L-canavanine, a non-essential amino acid found in alfalfa, worsens lupus by interfering with white blood cells. L-canavanine is found in alfalfa tablets, which ironically have been promoted for arthritis relief."



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3/9/08 2:26 P

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MS_MAYZEE I know that eating "nightshades" are not good for arthritis. Nightshades are: tomatoe, white potatoes, tobacco, & eggplant. These foods have an ingredient called Lectin. Also lectin is in peanuts, and soy. I got this information from a book called "The Gluten Connection". It was written by Shari Lieberman, PhD, CNS, FACN. Hope this information helps your situation.

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3/8/08 4:32 P

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Whenever I wonder about a connection between a health issue and gluten, I google it and look around message boards, websites, etc. It's enlightening.

You could also do the same for "food allergies, or casein or dairy" etc.

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3/8/08 9:55 A

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You should find that once you are strictly on the GF diet, after a few months, other things might/should get better. My body always hurt, I was extremely fatigued etc before diagnosis, and after - wow, a whole different me.

I hope things turn out for you. Watch the kids for the celiac link!

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From what I understand of it: Most of those illnesses are autoimmune diseases. There is a strong family (genetic) component in all those, but they are not hereditary diseases. They are connected because of the faulty immune system that causes the disauses in the firts place.

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I have had numerous cases of anemia in the past. I also have osteoarthritis,IBS,allergies,inflamed nerve endings which cause pain to different parts of my body. It sometimes hurts to touch my skin on my lower legs. I have spinal/back problems as well. I have all the symptoms of fibromyalgia but I am not diagnosed with that. Two of my sons show symptoms of gluten intolerance. While I was thinking about this being thru genetics I remembered that my mother had Lupus,thus I wondered about the connection.

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