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Are You Making These LUPUS Mistakes? Foods That Could Be Making You Sick

I can cook anything, but I didn’t know I was doing it wrong!

Kimberlee Jakobe
3 min readJun 23, 2022


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My wife has SLE Lupus and has been dealing with “flares” for over ten years. Her symptoms, however, have been getting worse in recent years.

We’ve had to make significant changes in our lives since COVID, and we’ve been living a very different life from the one we led before. We’re both severely immunocompromised, making it more difficult for us to socialize.

A few months ago, she read the Lupus Foundation Newsletter and we learned that my wife’s entire life she had been eating wrong. For her, spicy foods and tomatoes, and garlic are components of almost every meal.

We removed the garlic, tomatoes, and peppers from her diet, which has truly changed her life quality. She no longer has the brain fog, sleeps better, and her overall lupus symptoms have decreased significantly.

I cannot tell you how important a diet is for someone with Lupus. If you are struggling with Lupus, I urge you to explore different dietary options and find what works best. It might be the lifestyle change you need to find better Lupus symptom management.

~From the site

What is Lupus?

Lupus is a chronic (long-term) disease that can cause inflammation and pain in any part of your body. It’s an autoimmune disease, which means that your immune system — the body system that usually fights infections — attacks healthy tissue instead.

Lupus most commonly affects your:



Internal organs, like your…



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