One of my friends has lupus and I read her daily posts on Facebook about the often intense daily pain that she experiences. She’s often bedridden and in excruciating pain. How did it start? Where did it come from?
What is lupus? Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disorder that can affect virtually any organ of the body. In lupus, the body’s immune system, which normally functions to protect against foreign invaders, becomes hyperactive, forming antibodies that attack normal tissues and organs, including the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, heart, lungs, and blood. Lupus is characterized by periods of illness, called flares, and periods of wellness, or remission. ~from the Dept. of Health in NY State
My friend and I haven’t seen each other in many years, so I have yet to ask her about her dietary history in regards to meat & dairy. I firmly believe that meat & dairy are the root causes of many types of illnesses that happen to our bodies!
Jeff Nelson of VegSource starts this video by asking if you’ve ever wondered where Type 1 diabetes in children comes from, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, colitis (swelling of the large intestine – the colon) or any other autoimmune disease. Jeff says, “What happens in each case is the persons immune system is activated against the bodies own tissues and the body attacks itself, but why would it do that? The answer is because of what you’re eating!” I agree with Jeff! I also believe that cancer is another illness that is activated when meat & dairy are consumed over time, breaking down the immune system and promoting negative cell growth. In this fascinating nine-minute video, Dr. McDougall explains how this happens: