Nutritional Tips to Help Manage Autoimmune Diseases


In this video, Barbara Mendez, a nutritionist and registered pharmacist, shares some simple diet and lifestyle tips to help you better manage autoimmune diseases like scleroderma.

Discover seven tips for living better with scleroderma here. 

Eliminating processed and refined foods, getting plenty of quality sleep, reducing stress, and exercising regularly are beneficial to all, but especially for anyone who has an autoimmune disease. Watch the video for more of Barbara’s tips.

Read about seven benefits of vitamin D here.

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  1. Anna Ajina says:

    Hi Barbara
    I have Scleroderma and now I have issues with digestive system, lungs, arthritis, Raynaud’s disease and Sjögren’s syndrome. What supplements would you recommend for me?

  2. Rose says:

    Thanks for post, I’m on the third day of altering my diet , by eliminating all sugar and grains in my diet. I’m been drinking whey water to help detox my gut and experiencing headaches and abdominal cramping. I plan on eating fermented food after three days and juicing with veggies high in antioxidants to see how my body reacts

  3. NancyK says:

    I was diagnosed with Scleroderma a few yrs ago. My main symptom is the raynauds and recently developed an finger ulcer. I take Vit D3 and boron bc what most people don’t realize that we don’t absorb the d3 without the boron. K2 is also important but I don’t take that as my tests say I don’t need it. I take magnesium chloride which helps a lot and curamin and ginger root. I juice..but not enough which I think caused me to have the finger problem I have now. I worry a lot as most of us do. I read and study what others have said helps with specific symptoms. I also eat fermented sauerkraut and drink the juice. I recently began a regimen of colostrum. 2x a day. I also use digestive enzymes and probiotics. This helps with the leaky gut syndrome we all experience. I have eliminated wheat and dairy and most allergens. If I accidently get these in my diet I try to use apple cider vinegar to flush my system. I don’t know if it works but it makes me feel like I am doing something to help my situation. My sister has this disease, and my other sister is being tested.
    .If I can heal myself I might be able to help them also. I am determined to heal my stomach and digestive tract and hopefully in the process reduce the symptoms I have developed. My life has become much harder and each day I thank god that I am still able to function. God bless you all and may the lord heal each and everyone of you.

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