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.