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Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 04/02/2007 391 posts

Without getting confused in lupus remedies, I am going to make it simple and concentrate on major supplements that resulted in major improvements.

I have seen lupus to improve most significantly from only four things being the most important. These are the bare minimum:

1. Alkalizing pH. 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda taken twice a day in 1/2 glass of water on an empty stomach. Urinary pH MUST be at LEAST 7.0

2. Vitamin D3 2,000 i.u.- 20,000 i.u./day. Magnesium is synergistic with the vitamin D at about 250 mg of mangesium citrate. Vitamin D I found accidentally after I noticed lupus tend to worsen during winter with less sun, and when early summer arrive, the lupus was reduced. Excess sun exposure is still not recommended for lupus, but vitamin d seems to increase the immune systems.

3. 1/8 teaspoon of borax taken weekly diluted in 1 liter of water taken in divided dose throughout the day.

4. No acid forming supplements! Vitamin B6 (pyridoxal hydrochloride) and Nicotinic acid, were the biggest problems in creating a lupus, not because they are vitamin B, but because they are acid forming. One is a hydrochloride, the other is the nicotinic acid. If they are other that are alkaline forming, they are relatively toxic to both staph and strep.

5. Contaminated water supply. Yes fluoride, chlorine, but I also found free heavy metals contaminants to be the big cause also. Certain water had unknown chemicals and switching them to mineral water did major improvement were seen in the condition of lupus.

6. No sweets, too much meats, pizza, steaks, oily foods, white flour, and fried foods. They make the condition so much worse as they too are acid forming.

Those are the big six that resulted in major improvements. You can do the other things later. I have as yet to fine tune this, but lupus is still rare where I live. If I get any more information on lupus, I will update them as it comes along."


01/11/2006: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand writes: "I am still grieving over the death of my long time friend I know for about 13 years. The reason was that the information of her suffering from lupus was being withheld from me.

Even though my knowledge for such treatment has gone well beyond what I can post at this website, people here in Thailand still don't talk openly about the disease.

When this has happened, and it has happened so many times, the fate is pretty much sealed. It is totally disastrous to die of a disease when the information is held from the person who has it or the person who might have information for a cure or treatment.

The second thing is when you are dying it is best to give yourself a chance to experiment and try things out yourself. Don't try to go down with the ship when there always a chance. To be stubborn at this stage is a disaster. Forget about what authorities say this or that. It is a time when you are cornered that you have two outcomes, a certain death from not doing anything or a slight possibility that you may cheat death if you just give yourself a fighting chance.

So I would like to dedicate this lupus page to Miss Mananya Yodkrahom (b. July 8, 1973 d. December 1, 2005) as a remembrance that people don't have to die of an incurable disease without being given a fighting chance or at least if you do have a disease that people around be informed of it given the possibility that those who are informed, might have leads for possible treatment."


08/01/2004: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand writes: "Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect every system in our body. The body attacks its own cells and tissues and damages your system. One of my theories of aging is this autoimmune disease, side from the other strangulation theory of aging.

If our bodies stop attacking itself we would live longer. Before a dog dies, it develops an autoimmune disorder and its fur and skin degrades. Of course, I also have a theory for treatment of autoimmune disorder and I do not know how well it works but it has been tested in rat study and has done extremely well.

The theory for autoimmune disorder is a nucleic acid deficiency. Our body absorbs a very small portion of nucleic acid. With this deficiency, that means our DNA expression and synthesis is defective and thus white blood cells see this a "a foreign tissue" when it is in fact our own cells. Once we have a pet theory the practice is rather straightforward.

The taking of Cellfood RNA/DNA supplements under the tongue will supply your body with the needed nucleic acid, especially the long chain RNA/DNA. Of course ideally somewhere in the distant future, an RNA/DNA mixed with chloroform injection might be more ideal for treatments against lupus. You can find some RNA/DNA supplements from your local health food store. The trick is not to swallow these RNA/DNA supplements, the key is really to put it under the tongue to allow RNA/DNA absorption - this is the next best thing to an injection.

Also take protein supplement, and vitamin b complex, especially Niacin, only in form of niacinamide. Do not take niacin. My theory is while both nicotinic acid and niacinamide (nicotinamide) are a form of vitamin B3, they each play a very different role in human metabolism. Vitamin B is related to DNA and RNA synthesis. Take an extra supplement in the grams (1.5-2 grams) only for vitamin B1 and vitamin B3 (about 250-500 mg). Others that you have to look for is folic acid, and getting yourself a vitamin B12 injection or getting a vitamin B12 under your tongue.

If you want to eat food with high RNA/DNA, the only way to go is raw foods, (raw fish), sardines, salmon, etc. Brocolli and cabbages might help, as it is high in sulfur, necessary for DNA.

Other important supplements include trimethyglycine (TMG) and MSM. The reason is methylation is neeeded for proper DNA synthesis. I remember people on hormone and steroid treatment are also susceptible to lupus as well as what you mentioned, aspartame. However, I also suspect fluoride toothpaste in aluminum tube. Fluoride compete with iodine in the thyroid and aluminum with fluoride goes through the blood brain barrier and may indirectly cause lupus to worsen due to faulty neurological causes. My suspicion is lupus may have high homocysteine levels which is indicative of a vitamin B and/or sulfur deficiency.

Please understand that I am trying find a treatment for autoimmune disorder but DNA/RNA is not freely available here in Bangkok to do the tests, since buying from internet - at least for me, is unaffordable.

So what you have to do is do your own tests and give me a feedback of the suggestions. For one thing, about lupus, if you take too much flu vaccinations, my thinking is pretty soon our white blood cells have too much information and starts attacking ourselves. To prevent this it is best to avoid vaccination and try to detoxify our bodies from mercury aluminum, and lead using EDTA, malic acid, and selenium. Eliminating these environmental toxins, along with chlorine water and fluoride and aluminum (in alum and antacid) and lupus symptoms should reduce. The reason is that certain metals such as lead, chlorine for example seems to interfere with DNA synthesis. DMSO or MSM will provide antioxidant against DNA. I cannot get MSM here, but I could obtain DMSO, and best dosage for DMSO is one teaspoon per day taken with water. If it is too garlicky, (its really not that bad) mix with more water. Placing DMSO with some activated charcoal might reduce the smell.

Zinc and magnesium are also important against Lupus as well as other antioxidants such as vitamin E, N-acetylcysteine, but also L-Carnitine and Alpha Lipoic Acid. Antioxidants are necessary against DNA damage. Remember for those who have a Lupus caused by vitamin B3 (Nicotinic acid), Lupus symptoms should be reduced within days. Nicotinic acid may cause skin flushing, so take the highest amount that does not cause that skin flushing and take them along with other B vitamins. Remember Lupus is an autoimmune disorder in some ways similar to AIDS. In AIDs patients, just taking N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) alone, resulted in lengthening of life by about 2 - 3 years. Even if my recommendation will not cure lupus, it will nonetheless likely to reduce the symptoms or severity somewhat.

A little bit more on Lupus...

There are actually many cause and many approach towards treatment of Lupus depending on how you look at it. If the treatment is to prevent hair loss caused by lupus, treatment with prednisone might stop hair loss. There is a story of an Australian doctor who successfully treated lupus based on gluten allergies which was to avoid all grains except corn and rice. Here is some information:

Dr Reading, an Australian doctor who cured a hundred Lupus [SLE] patients by [among other things] taking them off all grains except RICE and CORN. Dr Wright discussed the connection between a Lancet article recently reporting a link between the genetic marker HLA-B8 and 17 diseases with what he had learned from Dr Reading. All but one of the 17 diseases [Celiac Disease] arethought to be autoimmune diseases. Dr Wright deduced that if dietary restriction of gluten cured the one gene-linked disease known to have an external cause that perhaps all of the gene-linked diseases had an external cause and that it might just be gluten sensitivity!

I would bet on it!!

Here is the list of the diseases linked to the gene that might respond to restriction of gluten containing foods. My advice is that ANY patient with one of the following diagnoses be taken off ALL grain and ALL dairy products until their involvement is ruled out.

Addison's Disease
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia
Celiac disease
Childhood asthma
Chronic autoimmune hepatitis
Dermatitis herpetiformis
Grave's disease
Insulin dependent (type 1) Diabetes mellitus
Lupus erythematosis
Myesthenia gravis
Pernicious anemia [100% also suffer total lack of
stomach acid]
Polymyalgia rheumatica
Sjogren's syndrome
Ulcerative colitis

Dr Wright recommends the tTG test for gluten/gliadin sensitivity, a measure of tissue transglutaminase and supposedly the most sensitive test now available. Information from a website is included below for your convenience.

Other tests are the endomysial antibody test [EMA] for short lived antibodies and the antigliadin antibody [AGA] test for the longer lived IgA and IgG antibodies.

Be sure the patient has consumed gluten containing foods right up until test day or the tests might show negative even in gluten sensitive people.

Again there is a story of someone who was "cured" of lupus taking a common medicine available in most pharmacy stores, Calorad.

Some people are allergic to certain drugs and environmental toxins. So stopping certain medications, or drugs might help. Common drugs that induced lupus are procainamide (Pronestyl) hydralazine (Apresoline) quinidine (Quinaglute). Also, its been known that taking nasal vaccines causes lupus to be much worse. Discontinuation of vaccines might also be helpful.

Personally, I suspect that many authorities know what causes lupus and its cures, but they are keeping it mum and for a good reason. There has been many stories I hear of people taking vaccinations such as polio and hepatitis A for example then suddenly wham, lupus! I hear that taking high dose steroids for example cured lupus. Hormone therapy such as prednisone were also helpful.

Let me conclude about treatment with Lupus to make it simple: The main cause of lupus is nucleic acid deficiency. Supplementation with RNA/DNA, liquid protein supplements (e.g. calorad) and Sulfur rich foods and sulfur supplements (MSM, Brewer's Yeast, Selenium) and cofactors for DNA synthesis such as vitamin B complex should help along with TMG (Trimethyglycine).

Finally avoidance of gluten containing foods such as white flour and wheat, sugar, overcooked meats, drug medications, and vaccine should eliminate most of the lupus conditions. Short term treatments such as steroids and prednisone might be helpful. Detoxification is necessary in first stages such as liver detoxification, and reduction heavy metal toxicity by using EDTA for example are the basics. Elimination of environmental toxins is also important. If you just follow this email alone, most of the conditions of Lupus should be alleviated.

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Replied by Meg
Leavenworth, Kansas

HI Ted -- first thank-you so much for the information you post on this site and the time it takes! I had a question for you regarding Lupus and treatment. I was recently told that I "likely have Lupus (SLE version) and my doctor recommended I take Plaquenil. I have read about it and its side effects and was wondering what your thoughts were about it. She is also testing my vitamin D levels and doing CRP, ESR and complimant tests to get a better piture. I am not opposed to taking medication if I need to, but I like to do things as naturally as possible. Thanks for any help or insights! M. Turner

Replied by Jepoy
Bradford, West Yorkshire, Uk

Hi Ted, My 6 years old daughter was diagnosed with lupus 2 weeks ago, it is hard to accept but there is nothing we can do really. We found the information here very helpful but we also wanted to know if the remedies that you share here is appropriate to a 6 year old kid. Please let us know Ted. We are also waiting for a doctor's appointment and they wanted her to start the treatment although she doesn't have any symptoms yet. Your advise will be deeply appreciated. Thank you very much.

Replied by Rsw
Uniontown, Oh

Dr. Gluck, a Harvard educated doctor and advocate of LDN (low dose naltrexone - www.ldninfo.org) had two Aunts with Lupus, and after one month on LDN they were symptom free. LDN will not cure the disease, but no progression of symptoms usually occurs as long as you take it. It is FDA approved and has no side effects except occasionally someone will have vivid dreams for the first week or so. It enables your body to modulate it's immune system to keep autoimmune diseases in check. It has been used successfully in children with Crohn's disease in published studies by Dr. Jill Smith of Penn State. Dr. Jacquelyn McCandless has also used it successfully with children with autism. Best wishes!

Replied by Cathy
Russells Point, Ohio, U.s.a.

Hi Ted I am so glad to have found this website! I do have a question about your remedies for SLE Lupus, would they work the same for DLE Lupus? I was diagnosed last fall. Thank you, Cathy

Replied by Finishgirl
Iron Mountain, Mi

I have been studying auto immune diseases and have recently read the book Cancer, Cause Cure and Coverup by Ron Gdanski. The brief consesus about Lupus as well as Fibromyalgia, etc. is reducing yeast overgrowth, Candida, this is in the case of children or adults, that is one of the main connections, reducing "Tartaric Acid", (the main natural source is yeast), with "Malic Acid". Anti-fungal treatment such as Iodine, (must be taken slowly to reduce toxic loads being released) & Olive Leaf can be helpful supplements. Reduce your Candida, by reducing your anti-biotic usage, (a great natural anti-biotic is Olive Leaf 18% oleoprin), sugar and simple carb intake. If you google "Lupus and Iodine" or "Lupus and Fungal" you will come across some helpful info. The Cancer book I mentioned earlier is hard to find, I found mine on Amazon, but through his research he has basically found that Cancers, as well as Auto-immune disease and a host of many illnesses are directly related to Fungal Infections. Lastly for pain, I have come across "Serrapeptase", it has been know to help relieve much pain associated with Lupus as well as menses cramps, etc. Good luck to everyone who is suffering from Lupus!

Replied by Vlad
San Francisco, Ca

Check b12 levels.... If they are under 500... Supplement. That fixed my anemia. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIcWLPJY8Ac&feature=plcp