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

Browse Ted's Q&A

Suffering From Lupus for 42 Years

Posted by Donna (Waterloo, Iowa) on 11/23/2006

I have had lupus for 42 years and was treated with 8 Bufferin and prednisone everyday. I got along okay with my stomach until my doctors added the maximum dose of ibuprofen 3200 mg a day. This caused gastritis and a lot of intestinal problems and later on I also got acid reflux. I have been searching desperately for a remedy as Nexium helps somewhat, but not enough. I have a chronic cough and it is getting worse. I have suffered with GERD for over 20 years and I know it is going to kill me if I don't find a remedy. It is daily misery! My LES valve has weakened like worn out elastic according to my doctors. They say it won't get better. My rheumatologist at the university hospital said that people with Raynaud's disease seem to have more problems with GERD, but they don't know why. I have also had that problem. I would really like to find an answer to GERD. It is awful to live with.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Dear Donna: If you want to get better because of GERD, you must at least get your body's chemistry to normal first before you are going to get better.

You mentioned you have lupus for sometime now. Lupus and GERD are interrelated and all the theories as to whys, ifs is not going to cure you. I will only discuss these when you do get better, which is a better approach.

Two things will be helpful, to get the body's biochemistry in order. Get the pH and ORP (antioxidation to normal levels)

This can easily be done by taking a more comprehensive approach as follows (I know how difficult it is to kill lupus).

1. In the morning take 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda on 1/2 glass of water. Before bedtime do the same thing

2. Take one whole freshly squeezed lime/or lemon and add baking soda until the fizz stops. Add water to 1/2 glass and take this on empty stomach two times per day.

3. Taking zinc acetate at 25 mg/day for at least 4 days a week, continuously for at least a month or two.

4. 1/4 teaspoon of borax (in 1 glass of water) ON AN EMPTY STOMACH. That means after meals by at least 1 hour, or before meals by at least 1 hour. The borax seems to be an important component in killing off the lupus.

5. Take bath using borax only, no soap. It is ideal to soak your body in this solution.

6. Take magnesium citrate 250 mg/day and selenium supplements of about 200 mcg. In 3-4 days out of a week. Take chromium and vanadium supplements if possible! It is important that they are bioavailable or chelated amino acid for both chromium and vanadium.

7. It is helpful to take some licorice extract only 2-3 days out of a week. Try taking drops of orange oil internally and if you like it add them in your food. Orange oil will help your conditions in many ways in destroying whatever organisms that is causing the GERD.

8. Avoid completely all sugar, no exceptions for at least two weeks. This includes fruit juices, bakery products, etc.

9. No fried foods. Only boiled or oven baked foods. No microwave and no pastries!

10. Taking aspirin is o.k. but you need to dissolve them in a glass of water, before taken them. The acetylsalicylic components seems to kill the organisms that causes GERD, while the borax seems to kill the organisms that causes lupus.

You should noticeably improve within about two weeks of most of your lupus conditions and the GERD should too. You will not notice much improvement two or three days but after the fourth or fifth day things will, you will notice gradual improvements on a day by day basis.