5 Best Foods To Fight Lupus

Lupus Diet

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects multiple body tissues including those in the skin, joints, heart, lungs, brain and kidneys and the blood cells. The symptoms of lupus vary from person to person. Nevertheless, the common symptoms include stiffness, pain and swelling of the joints, facial rash, fatigue, fever, shortness of breath, dry eyes, confusion, headaches and chest pain. Although there is no cure for the chronic ailment, the flare can be controlled with the help of simple diet remedies. People with lupus usually need specific nutrients to suppress abnormal activities of the immune cells.

The Following Foods Are Best Suited For Lupus Patients

So, what are the best foods to fight lupus?

1. Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and kale can help in alleviating the lupus symptoms. The abnormal immune activities in female lupus patients are usually associated with the hormone estrogen. Cruciferous vegetables contain a compound called indole-3-carbinol that can modify estrogen metabolism, which helps in reducing the severity of the disease

2. Sunflower And Pumpkin Seeds

Vitamin E and selenium are two important antioxidants that the body needs to stave off free radical activity that leads to oxidative stress. Oxidative stress tends to worsen the symptoms of lupus. Sunflower and pumpkin seeds are excellent sources of vitamin E and selenium. In addition, they contain zinc, a mineral essential for maintaining the normal immune function.

3. Citrus Fruits

Citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C and contain fibers that are beneficial for people with lupus. The antioxidant effect of vitamin C helps in reducing oxidative stress. The soluble and insoluble fibers present in the fruits bind with the inflammatory end products and other toxic metabolites and eliminate them from the body, a mechanism that helps in alleviating the lupus symptoms.

4. Spirulina

Spirulina is an algae rich in beta carotene and vitamin A. It contains more beta-carotene than most of the other popular sources. The beta carotene content of spirulina is almost 460 times more than the daily requirement of your body. Beta carotene helps in fighting oxidative stress and inflammation that helps in reducing lupus flares.

5. Oily Fish

The anti-inflammatory effect of the omega-3 fatty acids found in oily fish is beneficial for people with lupus. These healthy fats can help in controlling the flares. Furthermore, oily fish are often found to be good dietary sources of vitamin D, which can help in alleviating the symptoms of the disease.

Is Max Performer Safe To Use?

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When you decide to use a supplement, the first thing you probably think about is the safety of the product.

We tend to get more interested in learning about how safe the product is to our bodies, side effects and interactions.

That’s why we will look at Max Performer safety and how we can use it safely. While reviewing Max Performer, we found out that the manufacturer claims that it is made of natural ingredients. Therefore it is free from side effects.

How safe is it?

On the official website, it is written that Max Performer is safe because it uses ingredients backed by clinical trials and real research.

However, the manufacturer does not include these clinical trials for the public.

There is no mention of the manufacturing processes used.

Max Performer is not in the list of the FDA banned male enhancements supplements, and there are no reports of side effects found. Hence, we can say that it is safe.

Also, it is only sold through the official website, which guarantees original and genuine products that are not harmful to the user.

It does not contain additives, artificial colouring or synthetic products.

How can we use it safely?

Follow guidelines

Max Performer is a libido enhancer that is not prescribed by the doctor. Therefore you should follow the instructions on how to use.

All the information on how to use it is indicated on the official website.

Ensure you take it as recommended to prevent side effects associated with the wrong intake. Some include permanent damage to the genital organs or bursting of blood vessels.

Do not ignore the manufacturer’s instructions, because the risks could be destructive to your overall health, which might be expensive to treat.

Avoid use if you are bleeding

Max Performer is a blood thinner; which makes blood light for better pumping while increasing blood flow. It interferes with blood clotting.

Blood thinning is not suitable for someone who has a wound or has undergone surgery because it  slows the healing process and risks infections.

Do not use with alcohol

Max Performer may react negatively with alcohol causing some health risks.

Also, it may lower the effectiveness of this libido enhancer.

Check your other medication

Some medication may react negatively with Max Performer causing harmful side effects. Thus, if you are on any medication, consult with your doctor before taking the supplement.

If your doctor approves its use, then it is safe but do not take your chances without finding out.

Use the tablet in its intended form

Max Performer comes in the form of a tablet that should be taken orally.

Do not dissolve the tablet in water before taking or rub it on the penis. Dissolving may reduce its effectiveness, causing you misery and waste of money.

Avoid if there is an existing heart condition

Max Performer may interfere with heart medication leading to a faster heartbeat.

Increasing blood flow in a weak heart may result in low blood pressure, which could lead to a stroke or death.

Avoid this supplement if you have cardiovascular problems.

Bottom Line

Exercise caution while using Max Performer to prevent health risks.

Again, always purchase Max Performer from the manufacturer, because in case of any side effects you can contact the company for a refund and advise.

3 Weight Loss Supplements You Never Thought of Using

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I’m going to share with you 3 cheap supplements to help with fat loss!

Now, I’ll be upfront with you… I would not necessarily consider myself an expert in supplements, but I will tell you this… The three supplements below, I have tried and feel confident in, enough to go ahead and share my experiences with you.

I’ve been a weight lifter for years, and know a lot about putting on muscle, but I got to a point where I wanted to slim down and see some of that muscle definition… mainly in my abs. Losing body fat is a must if you want to see your abs. I weight lift every other day and do cardio on non weight lifting days. All of this training was good, but I wanted a little edge.

For the most part, I’m very skeptical on the latest supplements on the market. The three supplements below however, are a bit cheaper than most weight loss supplements, and can be found at your local health food store right there in the grocery aisle.

Here Are My 3 To Weight Loss Suppements Choices

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Coconut oil with fresh coconut half on wooden background

When I took this stuff, the first thing I noticed was instant mental and physical energy. If I told you the fat loss results I got from this, most of you wouldn’t believe me unless you tried it for yourself. Powerful stuff. No kidding! In addition to its weight loss benefits, coconut oil has a huge list of health benefits that would blow your mind!

Green Tea

Okay, with this I experienced extremely powerful muscle recovery effects after those grueling workouts, mental clarity, and above all… I noticed some fat loss benefits. One thing that really stood out about Green tea, was its appetite control effect. I have a big appetite! I swear I’m always hungry! Green Tea can help control that.

Apple Cider Vinegar

I will not lie to you… This stuff does not taste good at all when it’s consumed by itself. But, if you add it to your cooking, it’ll add a slight sweet flavor. Apple Cider Vinegar has a long list of health benefits, including weight management… I highly recommend it.

One thing I would like to point out is that if any of you are interested in these products, I would highly recommend only using one at a time, so this way you can test each one out independently and see for yourself which ones work and which ones do not. I mean hey… You do want to know which ones are responsible for the results you’re getting after-all, right?

Here’s my bottom line

You have to eat healthy. You have to be active. In addition to all of this, add these supplements to help you achieve your weight loss goal. But please remember to keep yourself healthy and active above all. Thanks for reading good Luck!





Rachel’s Hen Survival Guide

Slowly but surely, the sound of wedding bells are beginning to chime in the distance, and soon wedding season will be upon us! Birthorderplus Managing Director Rachel is helping us prepare for the second most important event of the wedding – the hen weekend. Whether you’re the bride or a guest, here are her top tips to get you through it…

Having been a hen many times, my first piece of advice would be to have fun and make friends – it may seem obvious but don’t forget that while it’s not only a fun send-off for the bride, the hen is when the ladies attending get to do some pre-wedding bonding!

That said, don’t forget to share with care – while it may be traditional to tell embarrassing stories about the bride, bear in mind she may not be happy if you spill the deepest darkest secrets you’ve shared from your school days to her work colleagues. Its also important to get the tone right – its best not to show up rocking a feather boa to afternoon tea with the bride’s elderly relatives.

Some of best hen parties are the ones that aren’t afraid to out-do the boys, and if possible you should have the hen at the same time as the stag – that way nobody’s worrying what the other is getting up to. However always pace yourself – the hen is a long game and you’re going to want to go the distance. You will have to see your co-hens again in the near future…possibly in a church…

The BEST thing about being a hen is giving generously – have fun putting together a trousseau filled with sexy silk lingerie by Mimi Holliday, or a fun and flirty Bride Set by cheekfrills. Our bespoke silk chiffon knickers by Kalita are a must and always go down well! Get the hens together to get a memento for the bride – some bespoke jewellery is a no-brainer and a lovely way for the bride to remember the occasion forever.

If you’re the one getting hitched, make sure to put your faith and trust in to your Maid of Honour, and if you have recently discovered your inner Bridezilla, just make sure to leave her at home worrying about the big day itself – the Hen is a chance to have a proper blow out with your best friends and you want to make sure you enjoy it. Don’t forget to thank your Hens afterward too!

Take a look at our top 4 hen weekend outfits to achieve the perfect look, whatever the location…

  • L-R: A.L.C. Beck Sweater, Sophie Hulme Zip Top Shopper, Koral Mid Rise Skinny Jean
  • L-R: Camilla Artesania Playsuit, Austique Thong Sandals, Lele Sadoughi Sunshine Ring
  • L-R: Parker Lizzy Dress, Sophie Hulme Box Clutch, Lele Sadoughi Cube Slider Bracelet
  • L-R: Lele Sadoughi Prism Earrings, Austique Bar Ring, Amanda Uprichard Alana Dress

Hello There…Christophe Sauvat

A glorious new Summer season is upon us, and with it comes a host of gorgeous hot weather pieces to add to your wardrobe from Austique! The master of pool to bar chic and new designer at Austique for this season, Christophe Sauvat sat down with us for a set of quick-fire questions on the inspiration behind his brand and the most important people in his life…

How long have you been working with Austique?
2 years

Austique is…
A wonderful melting pot of great style and fashion. More a lifestyle than a shop.

What inspires you about your work?
People and travel. I love that my work allows me the freedome of discovery. The constant renewal of ideas, the exchange of cultures.

Did you always want to be a designer?
Wouldn’t know how to do anything else

Where are you based?
We are based in Lisbon, Portugal, with my kids and wife. The perfect place where the ocean, river and city life blend into one.

What does your average day at work entail?
We are lucky enough to have the offices only a stones throw away from our house, so it is all pretty smooth. I have to admit that I am often away on production, buying or inspiration trips. I have a great back office team, especially our right hand woman, Alejandra – a fierce Colombian with a fighting spirit who manages all the daily questions.

What is the one lesson you have learnt about working in the fashion industry that you would advise to beginners of the industry?
Be strong. The competition is tough, hang in there. For me there has never been a plan B, so this is it, it has to work. I believe it, I live it and sleep it. I am lucky as I made my hobby my work.

Who are your style influences and why?
My wife for sure, she is an extremely elegant hippie girl. Women I see on my travels, women from paintings and photographs. I am influenced by all that surrounds me, India, Europe, the blue of Aegean sea. The Caribbean, Mexico, music. That is what Christophe Sauvat is about – bohemian elegance, a marriage of cultures regardless of boundaries.

To unwind after a hard days’ work I like to…
The ocean for a swim. This is one of the great privileges of living by the sea and in a country where the weather is pretty kind to us all year round.

I could not work without….
My wife! The pillar of sanity both in the office and at home.

And finally….Chelsea or Notting Hill?
Tough one. My wife would say Chelsea. And I Notting Hill.

A Must Have: Lucas Paw Paw Ointment

Lucas Paw Paw Ointment

Lucas Pawpaw ointment has been flying off the shelves since we had our delivery a mere few weeks ago!

So, what’s with all the fuss? Well, the fabulous ointment shipped in from Australia is made from the exotic fruit – Papaya. Raw papaya is rich in vitamins, notably vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6 and C, and minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. For pawpaw/papaya ointment the active ingredient in the papaya fruit is the enzyme papain which is found in the fermented fruit.

Why should I use it? This 80 year old, multi-tasking salve works as a local topical application for boils, burns, chafing, cuts, cracked skin, gravel rash, splinters, open wounds, insect bites and nappy rash. This balm helps to relieve and cleanse anywhere on the body and is a great moisturiser for chapped lips because it doesn’t taste of chemicals.

Why it’s cult: Every single woman in Australia has this in their handbag and it is fast becoming THE product in the UK for those in the know. A more natural Eight Hour Cream with a neutral taste and unbeatable moisturising properties. The Ointment comes in two sizes here at Austique; A 25g tube (£8) and a 75g tub (£15) and is described by Holly Willoughby as a ‘Great all rounder’ leaving her comfortable to leave the house without make-up!