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Nutrition can help people with SLE to a better health?

Discussion in 'Complementary therapies' started by Thearykak, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Thearykak

    Thearykak Registered

    I am introduced to use a suppliment nutrition to make my health better. I have diagnosed SLE since 2002. I stayed now in Cambodia, developing country of South est Asia, which is hard to find a good physician to consult with.

    Has anyone experienced with this suppliment nutrition named "Herbalife"? what do you think if i drink this powder nutrition product because i want to be an healthy person.

    Thank in advance for your advices.:)
  2. greenhaggis

    greenhaggis Registered

    All I can say is that you cant get anything more from a commercial product that isnt already available already in normal everyday food. Everyday food is so much cheaper so why spend money on a supplement.

    I certainly would not purchase/buy artifical supplement to eat/drink......I would buy a lovely receipe book and just plan some lovely balanced meals and snacks for a month, then rotate some reciepes round.

    I have never known a miracle health cure in a commercially sold product that really does what it states and for life......the whole world would be using it I would think if it was true.....this is just my opinion.

    These products probably do have some benefits, but the main benefit is to make money for the company that sells them - they are not sold by the medical profession and not endorssed by doctors or specialists.

    Whatever you decide has to be your decision, nobody here can tell you if your going to be healthy on this commercial will be a little poorer financially though that a certainty.

    Good luck with whatever you decide to do!
  3. Pink Pearl

    Pink Pearl Registered

    I totally support Lesley.
    If your diet is low in some nutrients, you can feel better taking supplements to fill in the voids. BUT a normal, balanced diet meets the body's needs.

    Many people have now been told to add in Vit D because of what is being found in its importance to the body and its processing of calcium and other elements. The farther one goes from the equator the higher the likelihood of vit D deficiency. So, people are being advised by their DOCTORS to take this supplement whose benefits are documented in clinical trials.

    Testimonials are just that, unproven claimed benefits. There is not proven scientific benefit of a claimed product. I end up viewing these things very jaded. I want the clinical trials, not a few people who make a claim, but not proven benefit.
  4. sam101360

    sam101360 Registered


    Many many years ago, before I was DX with lupus I tried herbalife for weight loss. I became quite deficient in many nutrients and was getting sicke all the time. I had to stop using it and was sorry that I had spent many $$ that could have been spent as suggested above on better food and a cook book.

    I suggest you discuss nutrition woth you Dr before starting any new regime, perhaps he can refer you to a nutritionist so you can find a healthier solution.


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