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Borax Is Toxic

Posted by B on 07/18/2007

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.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

An immune response even if you don't consume is due to the body's inability to adjust with an unknown protein of microbial origins and has not adjusted it.

Generally borax is an ESSENTIAL mineral in mammals and plant. Excess fluoride, which is really not essential because I have seen stunted plant growth and development problems in pets, (that and chlorinated water!) and the only known antidote against chlorine is the sodium thiosulfate drops added to drinking water often sold as dechlorinator used in fish tanks, and boron found in borax to chelate and remove fluoride that accumulates in the pineal gland, accelerating the aging process (and death!) by disrupting melatonin levels and body's natural cycles of circadium rhythm that controls sleep. Doctors use fluoride and calcium accumulation as a "biomarker" to aging" and melatonin and pineal gland is involved in the body's antioxidant as well as immune system.

Therefore, allergy tests while good, I can tell you that the it won't reveal that certain foods block the body's immune system (oily fatty foods always does that), such as cheese, fried foods, and snacks, especially potato chips. Steaks has made lupus condition a lot worse due to the oiliness of the food. It is therefore important that fat emulsifiers and food surfactants are used to rid of oils and other fat soluble RANCID fats that causes the liver to become cirrhotic and enlarged liver. One obvious thing is while it is true that taking too much vitamin A being a fat soluble vitamin is not good for you because it accumulates in the body, people do not have given much thought to eating oily and fatty foods ALSO accumulates in the body too and the body has limited ability to rid of them without sufficient fat emulsifiers, which bile does to some limited extent. Baking soda remains essential because it basically does two things, it has limited surfactant capabilities (fat emulsification) and it alkalizes the body (bicarbonates) reducing the bile stress that can occur and indirectly reducing liver problems.

The two critical remedies are borax (taken only two months and usually a couple of days in a week) and baking soda (taken always) will keep lupus at bay. The third issue is to avoid oily fatty and sweet foods, cheese, fried food and steaks(Bar BQ no exceptions!) is on the top of my list!

Without the complicated 300 page diet plan this can be easily summarized in one sentence: a good healthy meals (and weight loss) would consist of only high protein low fat food with complex carbohydrate and fiber.

An example of that would translate to fish, rice and vegetables. Spaghetti are also complex carbs too. Take enough supplements, but not too little or too much! Moderation is the key.