NAME: ERICA MARTIN
OCCUPATION: Social worker
HEALTH ISSUE: Lupus
SYMPTOMS: Over the last year, I’ve been dealing with prolonged fatigue and swollen joints, especially near and around my ankles, that would be particularly painful in the morning and would last well into my workday.
HEALTH RECOMMENDATIONS: Eliminating high-gluten foods and added sugar from my diet was a big adjustment that’s helped me to minimize flare-ups and alleviate pain. Natural eggshell membrane supplements have also been a life savour as they help to relieve achy joint pain.
THE RESULTS: Sometimes it’s difficult to ignore my sweet tooth, but staying on top of my anti-inflammatory diet has helped me to prevent further complications