Holistic Therapy: Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) - Ted's Q&A

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Posted by Philippe on 05/31/2007

Greetings Ted, I am a male of 37yrs. who was diagnosed with SLE at the age of 17. I am now in Lupus Nephrotic stage but the kidneys seem to be under control right now. I take 10 mg. of Prednisone and 3000mg of Cellcept daily. The Cellcept seems to work some wonders. My question is what would be a good supplementation routine for me considering that I have been also training with weights since I was 17. I am starting to suffer some cartilage problems and can no longer go as heavy as I used to. There are lots of bodybuilding supplements to help with the weight training but I have no idea which ones might cause a flareup. Also, my mental acuity is not quite as sharp as it used to be so that is also a concern. I guess I am needing you to restate the PH normalizing formula for a man of 37 yrs. at 6ft., 200lbs. with about 14 percent body fat with a bodybuilding and mental proficiency benefit. I also have never suffered any discoid outbreaks.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Philippe: Most flare ups of SLE is often the result of sugars and fats. Not withstanding, I have found a clear pattern of people with SLE, to have use metals or deal with metals that gets into the blood. One woman worked with metal valves, another one with industrial machinery, and you are handling metals from weights. Therefore you would be most helped, and I recently found that most companies have improved the quality of supplements that I can now recommend such use, of chelators to remove heavy metals responsible for SLE. One that can help is chlorella supplements taken between 1-3 times a day, coriander (chinese parsley) taken 3 days a week, any amount you think is appropriate, depending on toxicity of the buildup. The more you have the smaller you will need to prevent Herx effect. So this would be about 10-20 leaves. pH would clearly help the most, so baking soda is 1/2 teaspoon taken twice a day, whenever there is exercise or constant work out, but should be added with 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Your dose is a bit larger since you exercise. If you can get the urinary pH to about 7, most of the symptoms of SLE should not get in the way. A small amount of borax, a tiny pinch of about 1/8 teaspoon in one liter of water may help, but I think once a week until the condition is gone after about two month to three months should be more than sufficient. This is optional if the other remedies not helping but in my experience this seems to be important factor too.