Ted, I have read with great interest some of your theories regarding lupus. I am 29 years old and have had systemic lupus since 1998. I am currently on four medications (prednisone, imuran, plaquenil, enalopril). Do you have any suggestions for lupus/kidney issues. I had a kidney biopsy five months ago and it showed minimal damage, creatine levels are normal, but I continue to leak a lot of protein in my urine. I' m currently experiencing swelling around the ankles. My doctors are concerned and want to put me on a drug called cytoxan. I really don't want to take this drug because of its side effects. I also suffer from redness on the face and back. The supplements I'm taking are milk thistle, acidophilus, msm, alpha lip acid, hemp seed oil, multi - vitamin, rna/dna, chollera, and sea salt.
Dear Candice: I also had a relative with this similar condition, where the protein kidney was leaking, while creatinine was normal and also her urine was bloody. She was scheduled for surgery within only three of days.
While I may have recommended my mother's older sister of this treatment long long time ago, she waited until there were only three days left. The recommendation, actually was very simple: take 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda again before going to sleep. At the time she was desperate, so I have no idea whether she took more than I used or not, as I have a tendency to recommend usually less just to be on the safe side, and allow them to decide on their own whether to increase the dose.
The protein leak is due to very acid urine digesting the kidney. So alkalizing the body with a simple baking soda normalized all her kidney functions within only three days