Last Modified on Mar 30, 2016
What is Lupus?
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), more commonly known simply as lupus, is an autoimmune disorder disproportionately affecting women (10 times more often than men) and causing various symptoms and in varying degrees for each person. This is a chronic condition with at present no known cure, but holistic treatment may significantly reduce your symptoms and allow you to live a normal life. Lupus is not the same as arthritis, but if you think you have SLE you should consult with a rheumatologist for a definitive diagnosis and medical advice.
SLE is primarily an inflammatory condition, and lupus symptoms include painful inflammation of the joints as well as of the skin, nervous system, and internal organs. Rashes, fever, and fatigue are also possible. These symptoms will most likely set in during one's 20's or 30's and they may wax and wane in severity, sometimes going into complete remission for some time.
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Natural Treatments and Potential Cures for Lupus (SLE)
Lupus, as an autoimmune disorder, is the body's immune system attacking itself. Both genetic and environmental factors seem to be at play, but full understanding of what causes or could stop this health condition are unknown. However, as it is an inflammatory condition there are anti-inflammatory foods and herbal remedies that can help keep your lupus symptoms under control. Also, light exercise and sun avoidance can keep your body healthier and reduce one major lupus trigger. DHEA supplements (reduced immune reaction),(1) omega-3 fatty acids,(2) and vitamin D also show promise in reducing SLE symptoms.
Remedies for Lupus
The Popularity of Lupus Remedies - Full List
|Aloe Vera Juice and Probiotics||0||2014-10-05|
|Apple Cider Vinegar||2||2007-07-12|
|B3, Gluten, Blackstrap Molasses||1||2007-07-31|
|Bentonite Clay, Ted's Remedies||1||2014-04-28|
|Biochemic Tissue Salts, Sea Salt, Epsom Salt, Clay||1||2006-07-24|
|Black Seed Oil||0||2012-06-26|
|Electromagnetic Frequencies, Cold Weather||0||2007-07-31|
|Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIg)||1||2015-11-25|
|Jacquelyn's Lupus Remedies||1||2009-03-01|
|Lupus Caused by Medication||1||2006-06-13|
|Margaret's Lupus Remedies||2||2009-01-12|
|Zinc Oxide and MSM||1||2014-12-10|
I have had lupus since Dec 2013. Not sure what caused it. I don't have the skin lupus though. I have been taking ALOE VERA JUICE for 4 months now. Within two weeks of starting to take it my lupus symptoms reduced to where I felt almost normal. With no arthritis or pains anywhere in my body. I no longer felt like something sick was going on in my body. It needs to be cold pressed juice and not heat processed. **For lupus you need to take the maxium dosage. I worked my way up to 4 oz at one time, 4 times a day. It has changed the severity and I have had NO FLARES since I started taking it. If you have lupus you NEED to try this. I was told by the dr that manufactures this that she's had people who have used this for months and it had cured them or put them in remission. You have to take it at the max dosage faithfully every day as if it's medication for it continue to modulate your immune system and hopefully put you in remission, possible permantly. With this I've been taking a super strong Probiotic which will help your digestive track and immune system. Also take supplements.
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YEA (1) 50% BETTER BUT NOT CURED (1) 50%Posted by Deborah (Denison, TX) on 07/12/2007
[YEA] I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis 14 years ago. My grandmother told me about ACV and the many ways it could help arthritis, sleeping problems and stomach problems. I take 1 tbsp. once daily with just water and all of my physicals for the SLE & RA have come back great. I have no deformity in my joints and have not had a flare up in over 7 years. I also had several bleeding ulcers & was having to take daily stool samples to my doctor, but my physical showed scarring but no ulcers. I also use ACV as a toner for my face and my pores are smaller and my age spots are nearly invisible. I have printed out several pages of literature on ACV and have over 20 friends on this daily regimen and all of them can tell the difference and have been taken off their medications for their illnesses from arthritis to high blood pressure & cholesterol. I am a 48 year old grandmother that works with a younger market and I work circles around all of them. ACV helped me with my SLE, RA, Ulcers, Chronic Fatigue, Crohn's Disease and IBS. I had a sister die from SLE and normal life expectancy is 10 years and I am going on 15 years after my diagnosis.
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YEA (1) 100%Posted by rhonda nelson2 (tallahassee, fl, usa) on 07/31/2007
[YEA] I was just browsing through some of the information posted and wanted to add my "5 cents".
I should mention, if you do use blackstrap molasses to "blacken your hair" be careful that you do not develop a vitamin B3 deficiency, WHICH IS known as pellagra, which apparently is important for the diet for those with Lupus.
For the man who treated Lupus on a gluten free diet...take head, that this goes right back to a probable involvement of strep as this is the main bacteria that feeds on B-vitamins, as it is essential for them to live. This is especially true if you eat corn products because corn alone can induce pellagra if the corn has not been fortified(i.e.canned corn or corn on the cob, corn chips, or unfortunately for all its good intentions..organic corn producers that do not fortify their processed foods. If you have Lupus and you're going luten free and eating unfortified corn, you're inching closer to pellagra.This one instance where eating a wholesome food (corn) will give you disease (pellagra) if eaten in large quantities and it is not fortified.
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BETTER BUT NOT CURED (1) 100%Posted by Michelle (Ojai, CA) on 07/14/2009
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] I have been taking 1/2 tsp baking soda in an 8 ounce glass of water on an empty stomach as part of Ted's Remedies for Lupus. My question is: How long after drinking the mixture may I eat? PS: So far the remedy I found here has HELPED my LUPUS symptoms tremendously! Still on the mend, but after one full week, I have more energy during the day. I am hopeful that the other symptoms will abate as well. Thanks to Ted & everyone who wrote in with their feedback... very helpful.
YEA (1) 100%Posted by Therese (Australia New South Wales ) on 04/28/2014
[YEA] Hello Ted,
My name is Therese and I am from Australia, Sydney, and I want to tell you my experience curing (sucking out) my Skin Lupus.
I am 53 years of age and I have had to deal with my skin Lupus for the pass 30 years. Always following Doctors and Specialists advise and directions "that Lupus can not be cured just controlled". All this medications made my skin Lupus very strong and healthy as I become to protect the Lupus and adjust my life style, making the Lupus very comfortable in my environment. So strong and comfortable I made the Lupus it showed up all over my body, especially on the top part of my body and very intense on arms, back and scalp. Wow what a monster I created.
Becoming very depressed and confused I started seeking my own help. I found you on the internet and read about you helping many skin Lupus suffers. I kept reading and realised I maybe able to cure myself.
I started with the Bentonite Clay Powder mixed with water (plastic bowl no metal allowed and all jewellery to be removed from body) using my hands to create a paste which I then placed all over my body including my head, face and sole of my feet. I left the clay on my skin for about 1hour until it started turning to powder or I could not bear the itch no longer I would then lye in a bath for about 1hour. What a itch I created. Had trouble locating the Urea Cream 40%. Started controlling itch with Oil of Cloves (about 10 drops to 1litre of water). Burning feeling for about 15minutes then what a relief, skin felt free for the first time in many years. After about 10 days I stopped using the Oil of Cloves and I used creams for Mature Aged Skin containing Shea Butter to help with itchiness and dryness until my Urea arrive. (Urea 40% costed $50 for 75mg difficultly with shipping to Australia).
I also started taking my supplements one week after I commenced the clay procedure, my supplements are: MSM 3grams daily, Lecithin Granules 10grams daily, Echinacea & Vitamin C 4 Capsules each containing 722mg and 200mg of Vitamin C daily, Citric Acid 10grams with Bio-Carb Soda 1gram mix in water twice daily to drink and Licorice Root Extract 250mg Licorice Root Extract and 225mg of Raw Licorice Powder daily.
I had to learn to identify the Lupus which I was drawing out of my body. Little black dots as small as a pin hole was what I had to look for as this is the sign Lupus coming to surface of the skin. Not in clutters but spread out enough to be identified. Especially notifiable when cream was placed on skin you can see the Lupus on surface. Two to three days later the black dot would be gone.
After 12 days into my treatment and 7 clay treatments I managed to start bringing out the Lupus to the surface (started sucking out) I also managed to bring a lump the size of my palm up my back (right side) and placed itself on the bottom of my neck. I kept monitoring the lump I could not touch the lump as it very hot and sore. The whole time I presumed this lump was part of the Lupus I am trying to suck out.
24 days into my treatment I started getting the Lupus and itch under control. My lump was not getting any smaller and my ears have had a bad discharge for the past 10 days. I went to see my GP (Doctor) and told him of my treatment (my Doctor being African related to my treatment) and discovered I had been trying to handle two seperate issues. The Lupus and the massive infection I brought out of me. The Doctor immediately placed me on "Cephalexin" 500mg 3 times daily to clear up infection. Also had my ears swipe, blood test and ultra sound done on lump that day.
30 days in my treatment my ears have almost cleared up and my lump is much smaller. My Lupus I feel is very close to being all sucked out and my skin is healing well. Still awaiting my Urea cream 40% to arrive. I am looking at keeping my supplements going for another 2months to help my white blood cells to open up and function correctly.
I am due to see my Doctor tomorrow to follow up the result of the lump and monitor the infection which I now have under control. In 2 months time I will be having a blood test to see if the Lupus is still showing in my blood system.
Thank you so much for being on the internet and helping cure my Lupus.
Therese from Australia.
YEA (1) 100%Posted by Clifford (Ethelbert, Manitoba, Canada) on 07/24/2006
[YEA] A friend of mine, a mother of about 38 years of age was told by her doctor that she may have Lupus and as I have been helping her health wise, she phoned me this evening to find out what Lupus was and for definite help for a complete cure. I had been helping her heal many of her symptoms with some simple cell foods made from the Biochemic Tissue Salts (a combination of all 12) of Dr. Schuessler's Biochemic System of Medicine, along with grayish-brown sea salt, Epsom salt, Miracle II Neutralizer, and Bentonite Clay in a purified water solution in an eye dropper bottle. She was to take one drop per 8 or 10 oz. glass of water or of any watery solution, such as tea or juice. Within an hour of taking two drops in a bottle of spring water the swelling and soreness in her wrist was healed and the soreness in her shoulder was also healed. As the pain and discomfort would apparently come back to her in about 24 hours or more and sometimes in different areas of her body, she therefore went to see a doctor earlier today. I first searched some of my books and the best answer seemed to be in Dr. H. R. Clark's "Cure for All Diseases" She found that Lupus is apparently a Fluke or Flatworm disease that can be cured with a parasite and liver cleansing formulas plus with her electronic zapping machines which shake the Fluke worms or their eggs to death.
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Posted by Jamie (Indianapolis, In ) on 06/26/2012
Black seed oil for lupus. would it be safe to take? if so how much? 3 teaspoons a day for 6 months. can it be taken with acv, or honey? i see on other sites, that it works best when taken with something else. please help.
BETTER BUT NOT CURED (1) 100%Posted by Bibi (Nashville, Tn Usa) on 10/27/2009
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] I read Ted's posting dated 04/02/2007 under "Lupus" as an ailment. At the end of his posting, he stated that lupus was still rare where he lives (Thailand). My understanding is, there is a large consumption of coconut products in Thailand. I have been using coconut oil (daily), and occasionally consuming coconut milk, coconut juice and other coconut products. As coconut is reportedly antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, and antimicrobial, I am wondering if this is a potential cure for lupus.
I was diagnosed in March of 2008 as having lupus (SLE). I took myself off the toxic meds I had been put on in Sept of 2008. Since taking coconut oil and other coconut products, my swelling has subsided and I am doing much better. Of course, it may be just a remission, but I truly believe in the power of coconut. That's my two cents...
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BETTER BUT NOT CURED (1) 100%Posted by Ibu_works (Canberra, A.c.t.) on 10/08/2010
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] G'day! I have in past week been slowly detoxing using baking soda, chlorella, magnesium and tissue salts as well as apple cider vinegar. I am blown away by increased energy and a new found optimism, which has made dull headaches and twinges of joint pain easy to bear. Have ordered food grade h202 to begin serious work. Please, any advice or extra feedback would be great__thanks
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Posted by Cathy (Wheelersburg, Ohio) on 02/19/2013
I was diagnosed with Lupus SLE since 1993, four times taking high doses of predisone and Cytoxin to kill the lupus out of the kidneys, I guess the test were too sensitive, because they are calling it Celiac Diease. I am going to Ohio State University, Hospital. They have sent the lab work out to different labs. Even M.S. Patients and Heart Patients are being rediagnosed to Celiac Disease. All new studies out.
Also, GMO wheats, corn, and soy is not allowed in the diet, 1960s changed the way grains where stuctured. The DNA changed so some bodies can't digest this. Funny how Europe will not allow GMO foods In their country, knowing they have free health care. Rice and Potatoes are now replaced with these grains. After 120 days on this diet of Vitamins, Vegetables and fruits and gluten free I will be tested again too see if the inflammation and arthristis symptoms are leaving. I will keep you updated.
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Posted by Chantelle (London, London, London) on 04/11/2012
Hi, Although I haven't personally corresponded with Ted, I would like to share with others the amazing results after 1 week of taking bicarbonate Soda 1/2 teaspoon in half a glass of water 3 times a day, 1/4 of Borax in 1 liter of bottle water, Lysine 1000mg 2 a day with 1000 Vitamin C powder 2 a day, Beta Glucan 1000mg 2 a day, Zinc 15mg with Copper 0.75mg.
At first I put the Bentonite Clay all over my body fanned it dry & washed it off, three times. A few days later, I applied the clay only on the affected areas. I also have been applying Virgin Coconut Oil on my lesions.
Bless Ted, I have suffered significantly over the years and for the first time I believe that my lesions will heal. Prior to taking Ted suggestions from different post the lesion on my cheek felt hard and inflamed, the inflammation on the lesion on my nose is reducing and changing in colour.
I went to Holland & Barratt today, the sales assistant recognized me from my last visit, when I share my experiences with her, she admitted that she was surprised as the last time she saw me the lesion was looking much pinker.
I am in the process of purchasing Potassium Bicarbonate to add to alkalizing and DMSO for old scar.
Will keep you posted on my success, Chantelle
Posted by rhonda (tallahassee, usa) on 07/31/2007
... Also, for Lupus people, they tend to be sensitive to electromagnetic frequencies. I have personally found that simply not putting a cell phone or a cordless telephone up to my head greatly improved my autoimmune symptoms than just with diet alone. It turns out, electromagnetic frequencies also block melatonin synthesis.
Finally, if you have lupus and Raynaud's and live somewhere where it is cold, the Raynaud's is closely linked to low thyroid function on exposure to cold weather. Raynaud's has been cured by treated the thyroid. City tapwater has caused most of the lupus symptoms for me...its the pipes and the water that flows through them.
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BETTER BUT NOT CURED (1) 100%Posted by Colleen (Williamsburg, Va) on 01/25/2010
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] My husband was diagnosed with lupus. He is 62, white male and has fought lupus for 6 years. Please, I beg you, bear with me when I tell you our story. We were on a healing team in church at the time. This is what we experienced. Lupus is a destructive spirit. It takes the form of a wolf. Usually during prayer it will come out. During these times my husband has no pain anywhere and feels light. He has seen it on a few occasions and once when I was praying for him it growled at me. Once when I was reading scripture aloud it left him for about 6 hours. If you want to understand more of this please read a book called Deliverance From Evil Spirits by Francis McNutt.
Although we have been successful in getting it our we have not been successful in keeping it out. We have had success in stopping damage to the body. He suffers only from a burning face and has no joint pain and all blood work is normal.
Several people have had complete cures from Christian healing ministries. Here is my suggestion. Play CD's that read scripture aloud. Go to a Jesus based healing service and be prayed for. Lay your hands on yourself, say the Lord's prayer and ask for healing. Playing praise music may help too. I know to many of you this will seem like quackery but we have lived with this and seen alot. We also believe and use naturopathic medicine so I think this site is great. Because of the pain of this disease I know many readers would be open to trying this and since in some cases it will go away for good, I had to share.
God bless all of you. Colleen
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Posted by Linda (Albuquerque, Nm) on 05/23/2011
I have lupus taking prednisone and hydyoxychloroquine and tyroy and more I think I need blood work for zinc I take poligrip have being for 9 years I had lupus for 14 years was doing good till I got with the poligrip 9 years ago. linda
Posted by Debbie (Jax, Florida) on 10/25/2010
I recently found out I have Lupus. I am being treated by an Integrative Medicine Dr. His goal is to boost my immune system & make sure my liver is detoxing properly. I have recently started having pain in my thumb joints. I am also seeing an acupunturist. I'm wondering if anyone else that has Lupus has had success in keeping it from progressing ? I have heard that an Herbalist could also help. I'm 54 yrs old & fairly active, my goal is to maintain my current lifestyle. I prefer to avoid the pharmaceuticals. I'm open to any ideas or suggestions. Thanks, Deb