Question About Intestinal Cleanse
Hi, I'm rather amazed by your advice. I was diagnosed with mild lupus when I was 17 years old. I am 22 now. I have been on 200mg of plaquenil since then. I'm not even sure exactly what it's doing anymore. I think it did help my symptoms. Originally, the doctors thought that I had Sjogren's disease because I had over 36 cavities and 3 root canals. However, after some speculation they pinned me with the lupus label. I'm currently addressing a low thyroid with medication as well. I assume this is another symptom of gluten intake and disruption of the system. I'm amazed at the amount of articles in the general medical community addressing the connection between lupus and gluten. Maybe they're coming around to it very slowly. Maybe... I've also suffered for years with a form of bulemia as well. It's as easy for me to vomit as it is to swallow; food comes up on its own. I can essentially vomit at will. What I didn't realize was the reason this was possible was because of food allergies. I had become allergic to nearly everything. On a diet of only meat and vegetables (particular ones I'm not allergic to) I am incapable of vomiting. On my own I started cutting out foods and testing which ones made me sick (paying close attention to headaches, heart palpatations, stomach upset). Nearly everything affects me except for the foods that are on your list. Recently, I decided to get tested for celiac disease and am still waiting for the results. I do think there is a tremendous connection between the intestines and this disease. This is what I was researching online when I stumbled on this site.
My question is as follows: I would like to do an intestinal cleanse--a fast of about three days. I think it would help clean out my system and give me a fresh start. It's called a Master Cleanse (you can read up on it online). The drink that is recommended for the three days is a concoction of lemon juice, water, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup. Combined with a laxative tea it is supposed to flush out the whole system. Is this a bad idea? Do you have any thoughts? I'm sure I will have plenty more questions for you. Thanks