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Vitamin D and Lupus
by: Kerri Knox, RN-The Immune Queen!

Wow, your Vitamin D level is really low. But what's so shocking to me, is not that your Vitamin D Hydroxy 25 level is so low, but that your doctors haven't checked it and you've had lupus for the past 16 years.

To me, this is really next to criminal. It is well known in the literature that Vitamin D and Lupus are connected.

The literature shows that Vitamin D hydroxy 25 levels of patients with lupus are much lower than the normal population and that the severity of lupus is correlated with Vitamin D hydroxy 25 levels.

Even fatigue in SLE patients was worse dependent upon their Vitamin D hydroxy 25 levels.

So, one study went into great detail about the positive anti-inflammatory and immune system effects that vitamin D has and how they could potentially help Lupus patients.

However, his conclusion was that research into Synthetic Vitamin D Agonists could be promising for the treatment of SLE.

Well, Vitamin D IS a Vitamin D Agonist, yet no one is suggesting that Vitamin D might actually benefit patients in the same way that 'Synthetic Vitamin D Agonists' might.

Well, wouldn't it just make sense to optimize Vitamin D Levels in patients with Autoimmune Disease instead of waiting around for 'Synthetic Vitamin D Agonists' to be invented sometime in the distant future?

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OK, I'm off of my soapbox now. And it seems like your doctor is at least treating your Vitamin D Deficiency Aggressively. Make sure to Check Your Vitamin D Level again in about 3 months.

You want to make sure that you get your Vitamin D hydroxy 25 level up to between 40 to 60 ng/ml and NOT just the 30 ng/ml that is written on your laboratory slip.

OK. Now, keep reading for more information on SLE and Vitamin D and why you DON'T Have to Continue to Suffer from an AutoImmune Disease.

I'm going to talk about why autoimmune diseases are REVERSIBLE!!!

(Keep Reading For More Info on Autoimmune Disease)

Vitamin D and SLE
by: Kerri Knox, RN-The Immune Queen!

OK, so now we know that Vitamin D Sufficiency helps improve fatigue and pain in patients with Lupus. So, what else does your doctor not know about SLE and autoimmune disease? Well, for one the fact that their ROOT CAUSE is a 'Leaky Gut', or the phenomenon of Increased Intestinal Permeability.

In virtually all cases, people with autoimmune disease have a leaky gut and can get better when the leaky gut... well, stops leaking!! And one of the main reasons for Leaky Gut is Gluten Sensitivity!! If you have not tried a Gluten Free Diet yet, then you are likely suffering with a disease that could be greatly improved using a simple dietary measure.

I invite you to try a Gluten Free Diet for 60 to 90 days to see how it can improve your SLE. The Essential Gluten Free Guide is a great way to get help and learn everything that you need to know to get started and be successful on a gluten free diet.

Kerri Knox, RN

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Easy Immune

I never heard this before!
by: Christine

I am 33 and have been reasonably healthy, but have been anemic off and on through adulthood. This year, I was anemic enough to require ferritin infusions. Shortly after finishing 7 weeks of infusions, I began to notice my legs swelling at night, then it was my hands, too, and now it is not just at night. Six weeks ago, I began to have severe RA type pain in nearly every joint. I have had tons of labwork, xrays, ultrasounds, etc, and so far the only thing definite was a vitamin D deficiency. The Rheumatologist suggested some sort of immunity cause, possibly lupus. I also had one marker related to ciliac disease, but two were fine. I had a biopsy this morning to look at that possibility.

Where can I find out more?

Vit. D3 Dosages different for Seniors?
by: Anonymous

Hi Kerri,

I was put on 50,000 iu Vit.D2 for 3 months.
Returned to dr. for blood tests and told him Vit.d2 wasn't working, and I wanted Vit.D3. Was told to take otc....1000iu D3 twice a day.Pain level decreased initially.

Ten days later lab work showed I went from low level of 7.4ng/ml to 16.9 ng/ml...(still out of range) My anti ds dna went from 7.6 iu elis to 58.7iu elis. No other flags on report, but noticed potassium went from 4.1 to 3.9. ESR 39.

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Called dr. to increase D3.....told to take up to 4000 iu until next visit(?) and blood test.(have moderate heart murmur)Still extremely weak and fatigued, won't see dr. until 11/14, and lab results until 11/24. My instinct tells me my body needs more D3 now.

Do you concur?

How much can seniors take?

Does hormonal steroid in D3 affect aging patient adversely in any way? I'm a "young" 80 yrs. old & determined to achieve proper range of Vit.d3.

Your comments are appreciated.

On the right track, but ....
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

It sounds like you are on the right track and have definitely been doing your research about Vitamin D to be pushing your doctor for Vitamin D3.

But, 4000 IU's per day is VERY conservative. There has NEVER been an overdose from 10,000 IU's per day- even in senior citizens and even taken for long periods of time. And that dose will correct your Vitamin D deficiency a LOT faster.

There doesn't seem to be any problems using the steroid hormone with lupus. In fact, it has anti inflammatory effects so in theory SHOULD help the lupus and your high inflammatory markers.

Just make sure that you get your levels checked again in a few months, and hopefully you'll be feeling better soon!

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Health Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Easy Immune

sle malta
by: Anonymous

I live in Malta,a small daughter had sle lupus for the past 3 years.She had never been tested for vitamin D.We have a lot of sunshine here,but doctors always warned her to avoid the sun.What are the main tests that she has to take when testing blood.

next testing is after christmas.I was really surprised about testing vit D because doctors never mentioned it.


Read my page on..
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Please read my page on Vitamin D Therapy and it will walk you step by step through the tests she needs and how to get her up to the right level.

Be sure to PLEASE read this thread again as Gluten Sensitivity is probably one of the most important and easily treatable problems that can contribute to lupus.

Please please please consider a gluten free diet...

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
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