And Live a Normal Life Again?
You may reading this letter because you, or someone you care about, has lupus.
Or maybe you’re struggling to get a diagnosis, and have been told that you have a “lupus like” condition.
This letter contains the help you’ve been desperately looking for.
I know. I’ve been where you are today.
My name is Jill Harrington, and I recovered from systemic lupus over thirteen years ago… by changing the foods I eat.
This specific dietary program didn’t just help me, it’s worked for many people.
Yet, you’ve probably been told that diet has nothing to do with lupus.
Eventually after years of being lupus free, I decided to write a book and share my story with you.
I want you to know that just by making simple diet changes, MANY people HAVE successfully overcome autoimmune diseases like systemic lupus, discoid lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia.
You have probably been told that you must live with lupus for the rest of your life. Unfortunately, traditional treatments involve toxic medications that cause severe and potentially damaging side effects.
And to add insult to injury, often the drugs don’t even help you feel better! Many lupus patients still battle with constant pain and exhaustion despite taking drugs.
No wonder you are discouraged.
I understand exactly what you are going through, because I, too, had lupus. Today, it’s gone. Let me share my story with you.
I was really sick…
In 1992 at the age of 32, I was diagnosed with SLE – systemic lupus erythematosus. I suffered with severe joint pain, a bright red face that looked like a bad case of sunburn, and a constant fever.
My fingers looked like the fingers of an old woman – stiff and curled with pain. I couldn’t raise my arms above my shoulders.
And probably worst of all, I felt utterly exhausted all the time.
I couldn’t even hold somebody’s hand without severe pain.
My doctors told me that no one knows what causes lupus, that there is no cure for lupus, and that I’d have to take toxic medication for the rest of my life.
I was so depressed. Was this how it was going to be for the rest of my life?
Days on end filled with fatigue and pain, having to conserve what little energy I had, with perhaps, a rare “good day” in between the bad ones? I had always been so healthy and active.
Despite my condition, I just couldn’t accept that I’d have to live like this for the rest of my life.
I began taking the drugs because
I didn’t know what else to do
I started searching for something that could help.First, I went the traditional route, and consulted several rheumatologists.
My father is an orthopedic surgeon, so when he recommended doctors to me, I was sure I was getting the best care possible.
To my disappointment, I learned that the only thing that traditional medical care offers are toxic drugs, that have really bad side effects.
I started taking the drugs, because I didn’t know what else to do, but I kept looking for other options.
I felt there just had to
be something that would help
I looked into alternative therapies, and tried homeopathy and acupuncture. It was so frustrating, nothing seemed to help me.
Two years went by and then a friend gave me a book to read about the connection between food and disease.
Even though the book was not written about lupus or autoimmune disease, it seemed to make sense.
I kept searching and found more information about the dietary connection to disease and to health. I eventually learned of doctors who had successfully treated all types of chronic diseases with diet.
I read their books and articles, listened to conference tapes – but only made small changes in what I ate… because I didn’t really think it would help something as serious as lupus.
My Lupus flared out of control
In June of 1995, my lupus flared out of control.
My sed rate (ESR lab test) was 98, and I could barely move (many of you know this lab test shows the level of inflammation in your body, and 98 is really high).
My feet were so swollen and painful that they would only fit in open sandals.
I got back a test result that showed my body was actually attacking the nucleus of my cells (double stranded DNA test).
This was really bad news.
I got serious, changed my diet… and my joint pain disappeared
I decided to get serious and follow the exact dietary recommendations I had been taught.
Within a month, I got rid of all my symptoms and felt great! After three years of living with joint pain… suddenly I had none.
Since then I have not taken medication of any kind for lupus. I show absolutely no symptoms of the disease. At this writing, I’ve been symptom free for over 12 years.
I feel great! No one who knows me today would ever guess how sick I used to be.
Even my medical lab tests are back to normal (including the sed rate and the double stranded DNA).
How you, too, can recover from autoimmune diseases like
lupus and rheumatoid arthritis
Eventually after years of being lupus free, I’ve written a book that describes step by step exactly what I did.
I wanted you to know that it wasn’t just luck or coincidence … and that this same program has worked for other people.
So, I called doctors I know who are experienced in treating disease with diet, and asked them to connect me with some of their patients who had also regained their health from an autoimmune disease.
You will learn from people all over the world
who have recovered from Autoimmune Disease
These people live all over the country and we talked for hours on the telephone. Everyone I talked to was very excited about sharing their story, and helping other people.
Their stories are complied into the book, The Lupus Recovery Diet.
In addition to our personal stories, we describe in detail the diet that has worked for us; complete with recipes.
All with simple, ordinary foods…not expensive supplements or products.
The stories of recovery in this book are not from “spontaneous remission”,but are the result of a specific diet and lifestyle program.
The results have been long lasting. Weekly I hear back from thrilled readers who feel so much better.
Here are a few stories from people who’ve read the book, and made some changes to their diet:
What is in this Book?
The book contains 212 pages, consisting of:
Twelve Personal Recovery Stories
Details of a Dietary Program that really works
Retreat centers where You can go for personalized help
Scientific Studies done on diet and autoimmune disease
The Lupus Recovery Diet gives you a practical program of diet, exercise, and sleep; research studies that show a significant connection between diet and autoimmune diseases, details of a program that works, delicious recipes and resources for finding doctors and practitioners who understand the dietary approach to autoimmune disease.
First, this information gives you hope. I’m not the only person who has recovered from lupus using this dietary approach.
You’ll read about 17-year old Vanessa, who had serious kidney trouble stemming from lupus. After changing her diet, her kidneys went from stage four back to an almost normal stage one.
You’ll also read about Deborah, whose discoid lupus disappeared completely in just six weeks, once she began treating her lupus by changing her diet.
And there’s Diane. Diane, diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age 35, had been trying to get pregnant for six years. She didn’t want to take Methotrexate because she still wanted to become pregnant.
Instead she followed the same program outlined in The Lupus Recovery Diet. Ten months later, her health restored, she became pregnant for the first time. Today, she’s the healthy mother of four children!
In Section One of The Lupus Recovery Diet you’ll read more stories like these. These people applied the principles outlined in this book — and changed the course of their lives.
In Section Two, you’ll learn about:
Triggers of lupus and rheumatoid arthritis
The role of diet in lupus and other autoimmune diseases
The science and studies behind diet – a safe, natural way to promote recovery
In Section Three, you’ll learn all the details of the program
What diet works best to promote recovery
What foods to avoid, because they are often the culprits behind your body’s inflammatory response
Several “quick start” methods
How to tweak the diet until you find what works best for you
Why proper sleep is so important, and how much you should strive to get
How exercise helps promote healing, and what kind of exercise works best
How unhealthy stress makes the problem worse, and how to manage stress
Details of an age-old, proven method, in addition to diet, that can jump start your recovery.
Section Six is a cookbook, with menu ideas and recipes. The recipes use ordinary, inexpensive foods that you can get at any grocery store.
Section Seven lists additional resources. There’s so much positive, helpful information out there to help you overcome your illness, and I got well because of the work of many outstanding scientists, researchers, and doctors. That’s why I’ve included this section, where you’ll find:
A reference list of additional books, articles, and other resources that teach the connection between food and autoimmune disease.
A directory of retreats where you can go and have someone personally guide you back to health.
If you are feeling that your situation is hopeless, there’s no reason to feel that way anymore. The Lupus Recovery Diet gives you what you need to know to take control of your health and live a normal life again.
You may already have a diagnosis of lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. Or maybe you’re struggling to get a diagnosis, and have been told that you probably have an autoimmune disease. Or maybe you’ve been told you have a “lupus like” condition.
The good news is that this diet and lifestyle is something that can help you now, even while working with your doctor to get a definite diagnosis.
After reading the recovery stories, the studies, and the clinical experiences, you will see that diet, exercise, sleep, and stress reduction can have a dramatic effect on autoimmune disease.
Will this help everyone with Lupus?
Will making dietary changes help everyone overcome lupus?Probably not. Some people may already be too sick. Your body can become permanently damaged by long-term inflammation and the long-term side effects of steroids and drugs.
That’s why it’s so important to get started right away, and not wait until further damage has been done. Even if you implement just part of the program, you may see a reduction in symptoms, that can make your pain and exhaustion bearable. However, many people have achieved a total absence of symptoms. No more pain. No more fatigue.
Isn’t something as simple and natural as diet worth trying?
I’ve been asked if the diet is “hard” to do. Living with lupus is hard. Eating healthy foods is a breeze compared to living with lupus.
Especially once you read the experiences of others and see how they’ve gotten their lives back!
Once you read the personal stories of recovery – and you are inspired to create your own success story – the details and resources that you need to make it happen are in this book.
I hope to include your story in the book’s next edition!
You can choose either:
1. The Electronic (eBook) version, that you can read Immediately
2. The Printed book, mailed to you
Author, “The Lupus Recovery Diet”
P.S. If you or someone you love has lupus or another autoimmune disease, this will be one of the most important books you will ever read. It could change your life.
P.P.S. There’s no risk to you. I guarantee your satisfaction!
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Harbor Point Publishing
PO Box 29001, Henrico, VA 23242 USA
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