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Alkalizing Options for Ra

Posted by Anonymous (Anonymous) on 10/16/2011

I am 43 years old and diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis about 8 months ago. I am taking Sulfasalazine which is no longer controlling the flares and my doctor wants to put me on methotrexate. I just started an elimination diet a few days ago as I want to see what is bothering my body. I also have Psoriasis and it seems that whatever bothers that is causing my RA to get worse. I have read many posts on alkalizing but am confused as to what to take. Am I supposed to be doing both ACV and Lemon juice with baking soda? On one of your posts you said you would do the lemon juice and baking soda but also do the ACV with baking soda twice a week. I tried the ACV with baking soda this AM and it made me feel sick for awhile. Is this normal? Also do I try the lugol's and the borax as well. I am desperate to stay off the meds so if you could give me any advice I'd sure appreciate it. Also should I stop the meds right now or wait until I see improvement from diet etc? Thanks.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
388 posts

Well, my favorite alkaline remedy is baking soda and lime juice. That's 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda plus whole lime, squeezed into a cup of water. It will be effervescent and is basically better tasting and given after meals twice a day, which is the minimum. The alkalizing remedy will help reduce flareup.

I believe much of the rheumatoid arthritis is due to a deficiency of amino acid of two kinds, the lysine and the histidine. Lysine is taken 1/2 teaspoon 4 times a day with histidine 1/8 teaspoon 3 or 4 times a day. It takes awhile to have some effect but should be felt improvement before the week is up and it should get better. The other is sulfur such as MSM, this kills the fungus that is causing the RA. MSM is often taken 1000 mg x 4 times a day at least. Again it takes a week to a month depending on the severity and the dose. You can increase the dose if you don't have problems. It is also a vitamin D3 and magnesium deficiency, so magnesium citrate 250 x 2 and perhaps Vitamin D3 5000 to 10000 i.u. for an entire month.

As to topical application, it is DMSO plus castor oil 50/50. This will help it get directly to the area within minutes. Ideally it is applied 3 to 6 times a day to the rash or rheumatoid area.

It also helps if 1/8 or 1/4 teaspoon of borax is mixed in one liter of drinking water to reduce rheumatoid arthritis and the rash. It is used to get rid of rashes by using a borax bath (with maybe 1% H2o2) if you can afford it.