Hi Ted---you should be a doctor !! you have such a wide variety of knowledge and you keep it natural. I have never been a soldier but through the 1990's I was a holistic health practitioner myself but in various types of natural physical therapies... I treated a soldier that had been in 1991 Iraq/kuwait war and many came back very ill from it. It is believed I contracted mycoplasma fermentin from him just through skin contact or breathing the same air...coughing... I have been tested for mycoplasma fermentin and tested positive. If I'm understanding your correctly you think it is the "borax" that will help the Lupus and the Mycoplasma the best so I should gradually raise it to 5 times a week at 1/4 teaspoon per liter??? Am I understanding you correctly?? I think I started off at taking it more often daily I believe and got very drained, exhausted- but am willing to try it again and this time raise it more slowly.