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Posted by A on 12/10/2006

Dear Ted, I read your posts and i think you are doing such a great service!Thanks - you have given me hope! I am a 42 year old Asian female and was recently diagnosed with Lupus by my rheumatologist (one month ago). About 1.5 years ago I started having many painful mouth sores on my tongue and inner lips and cheeks - my general practitioner thought it was herpes simplex 1 and prescribed acyclovir (did not do any tests) - i think acyclovir helped with severity and number of sores but cannot be sure- i noticed i had more sores when i was stressed or around my periods. I have been taking acyclovir on and off for the last one year. When i stopped (once several months ago) and once last month (since i had no sores) - i noticed hip and leg pain while sleeping and general stiffness in other joints. I told my doctor this last month and she ordered blood tests where my ANA count was 167 - she sent me to Rheumatologist who ordered many other tests - all my vitals are great, lipids, sugars, proteins, urine, stool, chest x-ray, pelvic x-ray - everything is normal. the only additional thing he found is high ss-A antibody (249). He does not think it is Scogren's since i do not have dry mouth or dry eyes. he thinks it is a beginning case of lupus and wants to start me on Palenquil - i think that since i have hardly any symptoms it may not be lupus and even if it is i would rather cure it by natural means than by drugs. I read about the alkaline diet and started on that and also restarted my acyclovir and my symptoms have greatly reduced (mouth sores and muscle/joint pains). Do you think this is lupus? What should i do? I eat very healthy and walk regularly (unless i am in pain). Thanks.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Dear A: Certain sectors of Asians are having conditions of lupus. Common medicine for lupus is plaquenil and medrol. I have direct experience and found that lupus is greatly helped with alkaline diet. But this word has been so broad that I have to tell you specifically what to avoid. The key issue is to avoid all bread, white flour, pastries and sugar. All sweets should be regarded with suspicion, with exception of whole fresh fruits that do not taste too sweet. Mostly green vegetables, and WHOLE fruits are o.k. BUT NOT fruit juices. The best seeds to eat are pumpkin seeds, you can eat whatever amount you like. Sunflower IS ONLY second place and supportive of pumpkin seeds and helps now and then. People who are on alkaline diets with lupus in practice DO NOT take getting alkaline as seriously, which prevents their lupus from getting any better. The optimum dose I found for lupus condition I found to be of 2 teaspoon of baking soda in the morning on empty stomach and 2 teaspoon of baking soda before sleep. The baking soda is often mixed with water. If you can afford it, please try to by a pH meter to measure your urine and MAKE SURE the urine pH is between 6.5 - 7.35. This is true whether you do lemon/bicarbonate or even ACV/bicarbonate. They are all good and modify the body's electrolyte in different ways. You must also stop using common table salt as it is acid forming. Only a sea salt is alkaline forming.

In fact, try to add 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of sea salt in 1 liter of water. It really helps to alkalize the body and kill of the lupic or even non lupic that causes the joint paint. It works the same whether you call it lupus, streptococcus aureus, or even mycoplasma. They respond similarly to alkaline in getting killed nevertheless.

Secondly, I have found lupus/rosacea/joint pain to be related and greatly helped by taking at least 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of borax B.P. grade added to the drinking water. The dose that I have found to be useful was 5 days out of 7. From then on it is taken only once or twice a week. It tastes terrible, but the condition will reverse itself very quickly.

Some people do not like taking borax so I think starting even smaller dose still is workable such as 1/16 of a teaspoon. It is the key element needed to kill the lupus. The only solid proof whether you have lupus is lupic cell count tests.

Based on my own experience just following the alkaline diet (mostly green vegetables and fruits, ABSOLUTELY NO SODA, COFFEE, OR FRIED FOOD, BAKERY PRODUCTS) And eat some orange peel (an chinese delicacy sold here in Thailand or just some fresh orange peels) greatly helped. The lupic cells count went from 400,000 to about 100 or nil within one month period. You might need certain doctor's med now and then, but you need not take them regularly at all.

Raising your immune system helps such as iodine foot painting once a week or zinc supplements and iodine supplements. But the key element in lupus after a lot of trial and error, was alkaline diets and borax.

Lavender and eucalyptus applied to the joints will help kill some the lupic cells and stop the pain. It must be applied for every 15 minutes at least 4 times. But it will not completely kill it without the borax supplements. I don't want to get into how I thought up this treatment or how I did it since authorities are not that friendly to see me giving out too much information.

Sometimes putting a "labels" to your disease is not helpful to the cure since the current practice of medicine is "incurable", while alternative medicine are making headway in treating "incurables" even without the need for expensive diagnosis since it uses natural therapies or therapies that has been used for so long. So making mistakes in natural therapies are not much of a problem since they are often food for the body. Some people admittedly are boron deficient (bone condition) and borax would help, but at the same time they are also an antibiotic. But borax, amazingly enough is anti-lupic, which I found after painful trial and error. No, I don't have lupus, but it took me a lot of effort to find the best ways to find the treatment and on my own money - both of which are painful for me!

If lupus is too severe a combined therapy would work the best, but natural therapy in general is the best ways to start and food is your best medicine. So if this simple treatment works, than doctor's med is not needed to be relied upon.

Other minerals which I think will be helpful to the condition are chromium, silicon, molybdenum, vanadium, and tungsten. Xylitol in pure form is helpful for conditions of lupus too. I have as yet to try them all, but alkaline food boron (borax) remains the foundation to this treatment. The preferred form of chromium is chromium chloride, silicon is silicic acid, molybdenum is sodium molybdate, vanadium is sodium vanadate, and tungsten is sodium tungstate. It is the salt forms of mineral that kills the lupic rather than the absorption or mineral issue per se in killing of these lupic cells.

Please vary your dosage according to how well your body respond, we need not put a square peg in a round hole.