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Lupus and Healthy Habits Teleconferences

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Lupus and Exercise

When it comes to exercising with an autoimmune disease, it can be difficult to find what works best for you. Maybe you feel hindered by chronic pain and the thought of going to the gym is too much to handle. Maybe you are an avid exerciser but somehow you still end up with a significant amount of flare-ups. Learn what factors are important to consider when exercising with an autoimmune disease; from exercise, intolerance to which kind of exercise is best. Certified Personal Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Daniela Spear, will cover the ins and outs of a healthy exercise routine that will benefit you while living with an autoimmune disease.

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Lupus and Nutrition

Good nutrition is an important part of an overall treatment plan for lupus. Learn how to create a nutritious, well-balanced, and varied diet that takes into account the profound effects of a network as complex as the immune system. Presented by Lindsay Sappah, RD LDN CNSC.

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The Holistic Approach to Diet and Lupus

In this teleconference, Carrie Holley-Hurt, Holistic Health Coach, will talk about the connection between diet and inflammation, and provide practical tools so you can create a diet that works for you by improving your quality of life.

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Eating Smart for a Healthy Heart

Heart disease and stroke are typically associated with risk factors like advancing age, smoking, gender and high blood pressure. However, these factors do not fully explain the increased risk of heart disease and stroke for people with lupus. In fact, research has shown that having lupus, and undergoing treatment can, in itself, be a substantial risk factor for cardiovascular disease. You are not powerless though! One positive lifestyle change you can make to reduce your risk is to eat smart for a healthy heart. Join us and learn more about eating wisely! Presented by Emily Rubin RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian from the Thomas Jefferson University Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

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Living a Healthy Lifestyle

Take charge of your daily life through proper disease management, communication, and positive lifestyle changes. Presented by Danine Fruge, MD, ABFP, Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa

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