Monday, October 8, 2007

Is Omega-3 Good for Lupies?

I just finished reading an article that discusses a study using Omega-3 as part of lupus patients' diets to see if it helped improve lupus symptoms. It appears that significant improvement was shown in those who were using fish oils.

There has often been talk that Omega-3 is good for people with lupus for quite a few years, so if I see something labeled Omega-3, I'll pick it up. I actually just packed a snack of walnuts because they were labeled with "Omega-3". My soy milk is also an Omega-3 soy milk.

I have to say that so far, it's not working because I ache like you wouldn't believe this morning. The study did say that improvement was shown in those who used fish oils. Also, there seems to be a minimum dosage requirement.

I think I may try to catch up with Omega-3 fish oil supplements and see how they work. The article said the results spanned 24 weeks. I wonder if it will take a while to notice changes? I'll let you know.

If you're interested in that article, here you go:

Have a great day living lupie!

Lupie Kat

1 comment:

Melinda said...

I think the last eggs I got from Ralphs were Omega 3 eggs. Who knew!