Get Answers

Is there a specific diet for children with lupus?

Are weight control programs safe for people with lupus?

Are vegetarian or vegan diets okay for people with lupus?

Should a person with lupus drink fruit and vegetable juices if they don't have an appetite, or are too nauseated to eat whole foods?

What should a person with lupus know about taking herbal supplements?

Should a person with lupus take extra vitamins and minerals?

Should a person with lupus be on a gluten-free diet?

Should people with lupus stop eating red meat?

Are there foods that might cause a lupus flare?

What can I do about the weight gain from prednisone?

Can something in the diet cause lupus?

Is there a diet that will lower inflammation?

Will 'nightshade' vegetables increase joint pain or lupus flares?

Should I be following a specific diet or nutrition plan for my lupus?


News & Stories

General News | Jun. 28, 2016

Changes Ahead for the Nutrition Facts Label

The new guidelines, introduced by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will begin to appear on packaged foods in 2018. Updates will help people with lupus make healthy decisions that meet their unique dietary needs.

Magazine | Jun. 06, 2016

Healthy Eating: Spring-fresh Peas

Looking to liven up your meals this Spring? Try this recipe for Spring Pea Chimichurri Sauce from Sodium Girl, Jessica Goldman Foung.

Research News | Mar. 01, 2016

New Research Shows Benefits of Nutritious Diet in People with Lupus

A new study published in Lupus Science & Medicine looked to see if the type of diet in people with lupus and steroid treatment are related.

Magazine | Dec. 09, 2015

Savory Soup

Nothing beats a hot bowl of delicious, nutritious soup

Magazine | Apr. 08, 2015

Flavorful, Fun Fennel!

Crunchy, aromatic, and versatile—this veggie may surprise you!

Magazine | Oct. 03, 2014

Nutrition and Tradition: Tips on healthy holiday meals

Whether it is Grandma’s sweet potato casserole or the family’s favorite gravy, holidays aren’t just filled with memories, but sugar, sodium, and fat, too. But with a few adjustments, it’s easy to lighten up the feast without losing the dishes you love.

Magazine | Oct. 01, 2014

Healthy Eats - Super Bowl

Warm up with a tasty soup recipe

Magazine | Jun. 01, 2014

Peachy Surprise

Toss the bottled hot sauce and make your own

Blog | Mar. 16, 2014

Recipe: Low-Sodium Jerk-Spiced Fish Tacos with Cilantro Yogurt Crema

As the weather warms up, it means it is time for dinner to cool down. And nothing says “refreshing” like a simple taco dinner. Jessica Goldman Foung provides with us a delicious and low-sodium recipe for the spring.

Magazine | Mar. 01, 2014

Spring Fresh

A plateful of produce is the ideal dish for people with lupus, because it’s packed with natural disease-fighting compounds. Dr. Laura Coleman provides tips on picking and packing in spring-fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet.

Blog | Dec. 17, 2013

Surviving the Holidays

Jessica Goldman Foung discusses helpful tips to keep healthy this holiday season during holiday feasts.

Podcasts | Dec. 17, 2012

Nutrition and Lupus

Ask the Expert: Dr. Ronenn Roubenoff provides an overview of the role good nutrition can play in helping to manage lupus.

Podcasts | Feb. 16, 2012

Lupus and Nutrition, Diet and Exercise

Dr. Joe Raphael discusses how you can use diet, nutrition and exercise to improve your health and maintain a positive quality of life despite lupus.

Magazine | Nov. 01, 2011

Salt Wars

She may not be faster than a speeding bullet or able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but Jessica Goldman, 28, is quite the superhero.

Magazine | Jul. 01, 2011

Berry Goodness

What do blueberries, strawberries, and acai berries have in common? The natural compounds called polyphenolics found in these red and blue fruits—and possibly in walnuts—activate the brain’s natural “housekeeper” mechanism. In other words, yummy berries may boost your memory as you grow older. Read more!

Magazine | Nov. 01, 2010

You and Your Doctor: Supplements

You know the importance of following your doctor’s guidelines about medication, exercise, and rest; reducing stress; and eating a healthy diet. But if you’re like many people with lupus, at one time or another you’ve come across a dietary or herbal supplement that really sounds as though it could help you. So, what do you do?

Magazine | Mar. 01, 2010

ABCs of Nutrition

Answers to your diet and nutrition questions


Events

Jun. 14, 2016 6:30 pm | Baptist Health Resource Center

Miami/Dade Lupus Support Group (Doral)

Jun. 14, 2016 7:00 pm | Highland Regional Library

North Florida Lupus Support Group (Jacksonville)

Oct. 22, 2016 5:00 pm | Marlins Park

Walk to End Lupus Now Miami

Join us at Marlins Park for 2016 Walk to End Lupus Now! Come and spend your afternoon at the ballpark while helping us raise awareness!

Mar. 03, 2016 7:00 pm | Teleconference

Lupus and the Kidneys: Ask the Experts

This educational teleconference will address complications, medical evaluation and treatment as it relates to kidney involvement in lupus.

Feb. 20, 2016 10:00 am | Nova Southeastern University

Living Well with Lupus Seminar Orlando

Please join us for our Living Well with Lupus Seminar in Orlando.

Jun. 05, 2016 4:00 pm—Jul. 05, 2016 12:00 am | Palm Beach Zoo

Walk to End Lupus Now Palm Beach Donation Deadline

Thank you Palm Beach for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until July 5 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

May. 21, 2016 3:00 pm—Jun. 21, 2016 6:30 pm | Lake Eola Park

Walk to End Lupus Now Orlando Donation Deadline

Thank you Orlando for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until June 21 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

Mar. 13, 2016 4:00 pm—Apr. 13, 2016 6:30 pm | Riverside Arts Market

Walk to End Lupus Now Jacksonville Donation Deadline

Thank you Jacksonville for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until April 13 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

May. 30, 2015 9:00 am | Nova Southeastern University

Support Group Training

Are you interested in starting a group in your area or becoming a co-facilitator of an exisiting group? If, so we invite you to attend our next facilitator training.

Nov. 14, 2015 2:00 pm—Dec. 14, 2015 12:00 am | Wickham Park

Walk to End Lupus Now Central Florida Donation Deadline

Thank you for Melbourne for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until December 14 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

Oct. 25, 2015 3:00 pm—Nov. 30, 2015 12:00 am | Marlins Park

Walk to End Lupus Now South Florida Fall Donation Deadline

Thank you for Miami for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until November 30 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

Nov. 15, 2014 10:30 am | Physicians Regional Medical Center, Palm Dining Room

Southwest Florida Lupus Support Group (Naples)

Nov. 20, 2014 6:30 pm | Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Sand Dollar Room

South Palm Beach Lupus Support Group (Boynton Beach)

Oct. 29, 2014 12:30 pm | Broward Health Coral Springs Hospital, Classroom C

West Broward Lupus Support Group (Coral Springs)

Nov. 12, 2014 7:00 pm | Memorial Regional Hospital South Conf. Room 4

East Broward Lupus Support Group (Hollywood)

Nov. 11, 2014 7:00 pm | Online

Viviendo con Lupus (Living with Lupus) Online Spanish Support Group

Nov. 10, 2014 6:00 pm | St Mary's Medical Center,Main Entrance Conference Room

North Palm Beach Lupus Support Group ( West Palm Beach)

Feb. 28, 2015 7:30 am | Mercato

Walk to End Lupus Now Southwest Florida

Join us for our third annual Southwest Florida Walk to end Lupus now in Naples. Lets rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.

May. 02, 2015 4:00 pm | Palm Beach Zoo

Walk to End Lupus Now South Florida Spring

We are heading back to the Palm Beach Zoo for our South Florida Spring Walk to End Lupus Now! Please join us as we rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.

Mar. 29, 2015 4:30 pm | Riverside Arts Market

Walk to End Lupus Now Northern Florida

NEW in 2015! The Walk to End Lupus Now is coming to Northern Florida in Jacksonville. Join us as we rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.

Mar. 11, 2016 9:30 am—Mar. 12, 2016 4:00 pm

SLESH Leader Training

Join us for the SLE Self Help Leader Training - a two day training course designed to prepare people to teach others with lupus how to take a more active part in their health care and live better despite lupus.

Oct. 05, 2013 9:30 am

7th Annual Georgia Lupus Summit

Please join us whether you are a patient, caregiver, or anyone who wants to learn more about lupus.

Oct. 29, 2016 9:00 am | Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley

16th Annual NC Lupus Summit

Patients, caregivers, and the medical community are invited to join us for a day devoted to those affected by lupus. The Annual NC Lupus Summit is the largest educational conference on lupus in the state and provides a variety of discussions led by physicians and other experts dedicated to solving the cruel mystery of lupus.

Oct. 30, 2016 7:00 am

25th Annual Lupus Loop 5K Run & 2.5 Mile Walk to End Lupus Now™

Help us solve the cruel mystery!

Oct. 17, 2015 | Wichita

Lupus Conference

Nov. 01, 2014 10:00 am | Online

Online Living with Lupus Support Group

Nov. 12, 2014 6:30 pm | Clay County Library Orange Park Branch, Room A

North Florida Lupus Support Group (Orange Park)

Sep. 04, 2014 7:00 pm

Ask the Experts Teleconference: Nutrition and Rheumatic Diseases

Learn how to create a nutritious, well-balanced, and varied diet that takes into account the profound effects of a network as complex as the immune system.

Jun. 21, 2014 10:00 am | AB Technical Community College

Asheville Lupus Empowerment Seminar

This educational seminar will provide information on 2 different topics: Lupus and Nutrition and Lupus and the Kidneys.

Jun. 20, 2014 7:00 pm | The event will be held at Wheels Studio at 503 S. St. Francis in Wichita (one block south of Intrust Bank Arena)

Blacklight Zumba for Lupus

Space is limited, so reserve your tickets today! Payment can be sent to Lupus Blacklight Zumba, 208 N Pinecrest, Wichita, KS 67208. For more information please call us!

May. 07, 2015 5:30 pm | LFA-Iowa Office

Des Moines Support Group

Sep. 27, 2014 9:00 am | Jordan Creek Town Center lake area, West Des Moines, IA

Walk to End Lupus Now

Join us for Walk to End Lupus Now and show your support to fighting this cruel disease!