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  2. Mar 1, 2024

Plant-Based Diets May Reduce or Eliminate Symptoms of Lupus

A vegan diet may effectively reduce or even eliminate symptoms of two autoimmune disorders: systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Sjӧgren’s syndrome (SS). A small study followed just three women with SLE and SS who adopted a mostly raw, plant-based diet that focused on leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and found that their symptoms resolved after four weeks.1 Other studies have shown similar findings.2 


  1. Goldner B, Staffier KL. Case series: raw, whole, plant-based nutrition protocol rapidly reverses symptoms in three women with systemic lupus erythematosus and Sjӧgren’s syndrome. Front Nutr. 2024;11:1208074. doi:10.3389/fnut.2024.1208074
  2. Goldner B. Six week raw vegan nutrition protocol rapidly reverses lupus nephritis: a case series. IJDRP. 2019;1(1). doi:10.22230/ijdrp.2019v1n1a47 

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