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Posted by Maria (Houston, Texas) on 02/12/2008

I was diagosed with RA 2 years ago and was prescribed methotrexate. I am a single grandmother that needs to work and those meds are not allowing me. I would like to know where and what brand borax I should use. I am going to try the ACV, Honey and the borax. At this point I will try anything due to the severity of my flare ups. I have been doing the ibuprofen and getting shots and did prednisone. Obviously I cannot continue. Pls advice on borax and do I get it at health food (GNC)? I will do any remedy faithfully and let you know results. Waiting response.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
388 posts


The borax I used comes from a chemical supplier, labeled as a food grade, however, since borax is used in small amounts, other people usually used 10 mule team borax. I have found that there are four things most helpful.

1. 1/4 teaspoon borax in one liter of drinking water. 1/8 or 1/4 teaspoon of xylitol (Haven't perfected the exact formula for this one)

2. Magnesium citrate (or magnesium malate, or magnesium gluconate) 500 mg a day.

2. Vitamin D3 usually 10,000 i.u. 3. Vitamin K2 usually 200 mcg.

If there is anything else, than it has to be 1/2 teaspoon of sodium citrate in 1/2 glass of water twice a day. A glucosamine sulfate will temporary help with some squeaking of joints and temporary movement, although a longer term borax xylitol and magnesium are most important. Anyway most of the autoimmunity is quite helpful with borax and alkalizing, xylitol prevents the attachment mycobacterium on joints which prevents healing.

It should be noted that aspartame, thinner, hydrocarbons, white bread, white flour, colas, greatly worsens conditions rheumatism.

Aloe vera juice in later stage will speed up healing, but getting rid of the mycobacterium and other fungus like organism that causes bone problem appears to take much more time. There are newer remedies I have found, unfortunately, much of these ingredients can't be found, such as sodium silicate or sodium metasilicate. However eating oatmeal on empty stomach or horsetail.

I have my doubts about using honey, but it is the xylitol powder I have found to be quite helpful with this from my own experience.

Replied by Mita
Albuquerque, New Mexico

I have severe RA, lupus, fibromyalsia and due to the meds I now have necro scleritis (both eyes are affected). my questions is, can I still try most of the remedies without doing any harm to my eyes?

the pain I have is excrutiating and have me disabled most of the time. I am 54yrs and have had RA for the past 20 yrs, but only in the past two years it has gotten out of control when I got cut and ended up with a strep infection in the blood system.

What is your recommendation on what I can take?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
388 posts

I would just try something simple first, H2O2 3% one capful in one liter of water as my drinking water, and perhaps add borax 1/4 teaspoon too. The lysine is taken hourly four a day with one more dose before sleep to help with the deficiencies. This should adequately address the lupus and fibromyalgia. This should not do harm to the eyes as it gives oxygenation. For pain, I would try allopurinol 100 mg before sleep and in morning, the supplement somehow has a positive reduction in some of the pain, but not by mechanism of uric acid.