Borax Is Toxic
Hi Ted, I am learning so much from your advice and recommendations on lupus and I hope it's ok to ask questions as they come up (sent one earlier today as well , wanting to know whether borax is TOXIC and not to be ingested, as we were taught). It seems that the correct diet is crucial for success to limit or eradicate lupus symptoms and you being such an expert in microbiology, I need to ask a few food questions, as I am confused on some issues of food avoidance.
Last year I had the ALCAT allergy test done, which is supposedly the gold standard (cost a lot and not covered by my medical aid):
1) Dairy: Is it necessary to avoid whey protein too, or only milk, yogurt, cheese, etc. Is goat milk protein ok? My tests show an immune response to goat milk but not whey. This is so strange, because I NEVER consume goat products.
2) Grains: Is spelt ok, or is it considered a wheat, even though it is an ancient grain and not GMO? My tests showed no immune response to wheat, rye, oats, gluten or gliadin. I have my own rye sourdough starter, started from scratch with just flour and water and no commercial yeasts, and bake whole spelt bread with it. I also sprout spelt seeds, grind them up and bake essene bread. What about Rejuvelac, a naturally fermented drink from sprouted spelt seeds, in place of yogurt?
3) Yeasts: All of the above will have some sort of natural yeast involved. My tests showed an immune response to yeast and soy, but negative for candida. I love tamari and miso, but they are yeasty, so can I not eat them? There is a lot of hype about soy, but new research shows that it is beneficial in its fermented form, which destroys the harmful phytates. Sushi is just not the same without tamari. And what about lecithin? Is there a difference in natural yeasts and commercial yeast?
4) Sweet things: Is honey ok or must all sweet things be avoided? Coffee and chocolate is taboo for me, but some honey, for which my test was ok, would be nice in some herbal tea. What about xylitol?
Questions not food related.
1) I use topical bio-identical estrogen and progesterone in a liposomal base according to a cycle recommended by Dr Wright. It has made a huge difference to all my menopausal symptoms. Would this worsen the lupus symptoms? I tried all sorts of herbal phyto-estrogens, with no success.
2) If my PH is ok in the morning, do I still need to take the buffer drink in the morning, maybe to keep me alkalized for the rest of the day? Is it possible to be too alkaline? Thanks so much for your hard work and dedication. You are heaven sent and your remedies may just save my life.