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Can ACV Help Lupus?

Posted by T on 08/09/2007

Ted, Do you know about apple cider vinegar and lupus? I am seeing a Rheumatologist on the 22nd of August to try and determine what kind of autiommune disease I have. Possibly Butterfly Lupus or drug induced (high blood pressure medicine). I am taking 2.5 pednisone (Once daily in the AM) I have started using 2 T. spoons of apple cider vinegar (with water) in the AM and PM on an empty stomach. Then I was reading on the internet about adding soda. I was interested in knowing what apple cider vinegar and prednisone would do. Thanks.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
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Basically the acetate portions is detoxifying to the body and reduces the inflamation, while the malate might allow the body to increase its resistance by giving energy to the cells on immunity, but most of the recovery is seen when adding baking soda to the apple cider vinegar. In case the apple cider vinegar is applied in the case of lupus, the baking soda portion needs more than the usual dose needed to obtain a higher alkalinity to fight off the lupus.

The remedy therefore appears to be 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, in 1/2 glass to 3/4 glass of water, taken twice a day, on an empty stomach, or apart from eating meals one hour or more. Because the lupus, in my own observations relates more to fungus, two additional remedies I believe is responsible for getting people with lupus to at least have a normal life, which is the borax and the chelation, such as the use of chlorella alone or chlorella with spirulina in case chlorella is not sold separately.

Fungus tend to have a weakness which most people (even the doctors!) are not aware of which is the effect of alkalinity and the effect of boron has on antifungal or anti mycoplasma initiated by the lupus. Parasitic form of lupus (which is part of the cause that made it worse) are also killed with the borax too.

I was interested in knowing what apple cider vinegar and prednisone would do.

Both prednisone and apple cider vinegar are anti-inflammatory but it is the apple cider vinegar in itself that is anti-inflammatory by detoxification in the liver, which comes from the acetate portion of the apple cider vinegar. However, the anti-inflammatory actions of apple cider vinegar is pretty much limited without the additional benefits of alkalinity that is also anti-inflammatory, and somewhat anti-mycoplasma when alkalinity of the sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda (NEVER BAKING POWDER!) that is used.

However, it is still limited, without the additional supplements of borax, at least in my opinion, where the remedy seen is 1/4 teaspoon of borax in 1 liter of water usually taken at least once a week or twice a week. Other people dose varies, this one mentioned here is just the minimum frequency. Woman seems to require 1/2 of the dose, which is seen at only 1/8 teaspoon of borax per one liter of drinking water.

My own experience has been that not much benefit were derived that much from prednisone, if we compare against the more natural remedies.


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