Better But With Side Effects
Hi. I have been suffering from lupus for the last five years. I started the taking 1/8 teaspoon of 20 mule borax with 1 liter of water yesterday.... I also have a phobia of vomiting and I have been experiencing nausea and diarrhea. This is increasing my panic attacks but I do have less pain today and more energy. Does the stomach upset last or does it get better after getting used to the borax? This is safe right? I found it on YouTube and I've been researching it but I'm still nervous...
What is DNA you mention? A supplement?
Artemisinin treats lupus. I use it without side effects. It is currently available as a supplement. I am taking 2400 mg a day in divided doses. Take with or without food. I like better without food. Don't take with meat or iron. U will feel better quickly.
I have Lupus Nephritis. It has at times been very serious.
I have found that a vegan gluten fee diet helps, but what really makes a difference to the kidney involvement is daily consumption of natural probiotics in fermented food. This includes coconut yogurt or kefir (I found out early on that avoiding dairy helped my lupus tremendously), cultured vegetables with live cultures (not to be confused with vinegar preserved veggies) and small amounts of kombucha (tart, not too sweet). If I eat these daily in small amounts the kidney inflammation is non existent. When starting out be gradual and add each slowly to your diet as they are powerful, and can cause a detox reaction. Eat well, eat fresh, avoid sugar and fast foods/drinks.
I take Hydroxycloroquine once a day. It has stopped my Lupus from worsening. I also use Tylenol Arthritis as needed for pain.
Check out EMFs. Caused from WiFi, cell phones etc. check out the DNRS system.
Hi, I have been diagnosed with lupus since 2008. I am on prednisone 5mg Cell Cell Cept and choroquine, vita D
Please advise how can use the borax and baking soda supplement?
Just be sure to use baking soda that is "aluminum free". You can find this at health food stores.
EC: All baking soda (aka sodium bicarbonate) is aluminum free. This was a marketing ploy from one company in particular to spread false information on the internet about baking soda.
It is baking POWDER that contains aluminum.
LDN Plus Immune Supplements
I have lupus/scleroderma. I went on low dose Naltrexone about a year ago. I find I have very good results with this. Plus I take a lot of supplements. My disease I feel has not progressed as others have. I decided after my forth Rheum. that I was NOT going to go the synthetic drug route. All of which do destruction to organs and the immune system. I found that immune modulating supplements really help.
Borax, ACV, Colostrum, D3, Taurine, Selenium, magnesium, Vit C, Lecithin, Ubiquinol, fermented fish oil, B complex, inhaled peroxide, etc...have all helped me to make this disease bearable.
When ever you go DRs and they say...there is no cure for this...I start asking myself...then why should I take the drugs? At the risk of damaging other parts of my body. My alternative med. Dr.said, You can take the drugs but it will kill you faster than the disease. He was right. I had to have some Depomedrol in my ear for hearing loss, I developed all sorts of side effects. That was enough for me. I found that using the information from this website and other natural forums have proven invaluable to me. Am I cured...no but is my quality of life good...yes and I have had this for 7 years. I feel blessed to have found this site and recommend to my other AI sufferers also. WE who have these diseases know from experience what is helping and by sharing can possibly help others. God Bless all of you who contribute to this site. It's an invaluable resource.
Shell I have not had experience with these issues. For our family we use Teds information as he has been spot on through the years.
Here is his extensive information from Earth Clinic. The first email is his most recent re lupus. Janet
I am so sorry - I am sure it is hard to sleep when you see your daughter suffer so much.
The thing that come to mind as I read your post that I would be considering if this were my daughter would be charcoal poultices over the kidney area at night.
Here is an interesting study about the use of charcoal in kidney disease and its ability to decrease creatinine levels. Now, the specific kidney disease, age of patient and way of administering charcoal are different in this study, but it does make me thing that charcoal would be something to consider. Especially since external poultices should not come with interactions with any medications.
And here is a story about a child with vasculitis on the brain with suspected lupus that was healed with charcoal. (Look about 1/5 of the way down the page.)
Some other things to consider would be nettle tea as a blood purifier; we have seen it do some wonderful things for children in our house. But I would make sure with the doctor that that was okay.
Please do keep us posted. I am praying for her!
~Mama to Many~
Shell: Need to find the root cause of Kidney disease. You need to do some medical history especially vaccines.
Basically there is a major toxicity issue going on here, which is why she is responding so poorly to conventional and alternative treatments. To help detox her body, in addition to her current ND regimen, add a very high quality multivitamin/mineral with added nutrients like green foods, digestive enzymes, etc. To eradicate infection in the gut, Oil of Oregano softgels plus Milled Flax Seed 2x daily with meals. Eat lots of Pineapple (ether fresh whole or canned) to help digestion and reduce inflammation) To help the Kidneys particularly, in addition to the Mannose, take a minimal dose of Dr Christopher's herbal "Kidney/Bladder" formula, and slowly increase to recommended dose for children or adults. Before retiring, take either Bentonite Clay or Activated Charcoal to remove toxins from the body.
Clean up the diet as much as possible. Very little or no processed sugars or food additives, and add healthy fats like Fish, Evening Primrose, and Borage Oil will help. Clean up house of organic or inorganic material. All chemical fragrances, perfumes, etc, must go. Replace air filter with something of high quality like a permanent washable filter or HEPA filter, or purchase a whole house indoor Air Purifier; also purify all water. Organic only household & body products can be found at most health-food stores, one online store I highly recommend is Mike Adam's (The Health Ranger) Natural News & Foods. Find healthy here . Hemp/CBD Oil will improve most any disease condition.
My prayers are with you and hope your daughter gets well really soon. I know it must be really difficult for your daughter and your family and as a parent you are doing your best.
My 11 year old daughter has been diagnosed with Lupus/Crohns last year. Doctors cannot pinpoint whether it is crohns or lupus since she had all the symptoms related to crohns and lupus both.
We started her on SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) this year since Feb 2018. She has weaned off all her medication since Feb 2018 except proguanil which is given to Malaria patients. However this medication has shown good benefits with Lupus also.
Since Mar 2018 we are doing her blood test every 2 months and she is 100 % normal. All her results are coming as normal. I think the major benefit is because of SCD diet. You can google this to know more about SCD. I'm not sure whether it will help your daughter or please look into that.
Hope your daughter get well soon. Take care.
My 12 yr. old daughter was hospitalized in late Nov'16 (23rd Nov). She spent 48d ays in the UCSF hospital fighting for her life. Drs. has diagnosed her with lupus nephritis and ANCA vasculitis. As a result, her kidneys(CKD5) are affected and she went for dialysis until July'17. She was treated with and was treated with steroids, Rituximab(one dose), Cytoxan (6 doses). With lots of prayers and support, she came off from dialysis and is presently being treated at LPCH(Stanford). She was a perfectly healthy child up to this incidence and has never been sick. Recently her creatinine started going up she is losing her appetite and pain in her legs she is hardly able to walk. It seems her lupus flaring up causing her kidneys affected as well pain in legs and joints.
We are using a natural path where she is on many protocols such as magnesium, Galactose, mannose, Vitamin D, Mineral waters etc. we were hoping with the help of natural path and regular treatment we will be able to save her not to flare up. But it seems not happening. Her blood test results haven't shown any lupus or ANCA yet but we could she because it happened same when she was diagnosed and hospitalized. My husband and I can't sleep and very worried about her. However, very sure that there must be some solution for her kidneys and disease. Looking for ways to revive it and keep her safe from dialysis as much as possible.re
Dr is asking to give her IV steroid that might help her stopping the flare up and in kidneys as well.
Any Help or similar situations anyone have deal and were able to solve will be appreciated.
Sounds like porphyria.
Look into Electromagnetic Frequency poisoning.....happens with smart meters on your house and other electronics......computer routers, smart cell phones, digital home phones, etc.
Did the salt cave therapy ever help?
Apple Cider Vinegar
I'm 30 years with lupus and use apple cider vinegar and it helps with my symptoms.
Curious to see how the blastocystis hominis treatment worked for you. I am also trying this.
To the person with the photosensitivity problem, it looks like your body is highly depleted of vitamin b12. Please note that your body does not absorb vitamin b12 and vitamin d3 unless you have magnesium and your body does not absorb magnesium unless you have potassium. So you will have to take b12, magnesium and potassium in order to conquer a b12 deficiency. Hope this helps.
Wondering how the parasite results went?
The first thing I would try for Lupus is LDN (low dose naltrexone). It will help moderate your immune system, not kill your immune system like many of the current medical options do. It has been known to be effective for Lupus. It can be taken with any other drug EXCEPT opiate based drugs, because they both compete for the same receptor sites, and LDN will always win, potentially throwing an opiate drug user into a dangerous withdrawal. It is a FDA approved drug at 50mg/day for addicts, but has been found to be very effective for a wide range of autoimmune, and other diseases at 1- 4.5mg/ day by a Harvard educated physician. It is out of patent and very inexpensive. You can read the official LDN site here:
That site will enable you to sign up for a Yahoo LDN Group with over 12,000 members who use LDN for various reasons, many with MS. They are very helpful and willing to answer any questions you may have. It is a non-toxic, non-addictive, no side effects drug that can be taken any time of day, so if sleep issues are a problem, it can be taken in the morning. I hope you will check it out. I have taken it myself for six years. You can also read about it in Julia Shoepick's best seller, "Honest Medicine." Best wishes.
I would live to try something homeopathic, but my body us so reactive right now. My Dr.Is not supportive of supplements. This site actually made me more scared. Reading people with Lupus die 10 years after diagnosis? I have never read that. The lists of suppliments and ideas are great but where do you begin? It so overwhelming!
Do you take the 3 tablespoons of MSM just once a day? Can it be divided into more frequent doses?
Jacquelyn's Lupus Remedies
Please help. I just purchased bloodroot tincture and the bottle says external use only. I am afraid to ingest it. Are they forced to say that on the bottle?
Has anyone had good results with its use? Thank you for any help you can offer.
I have lupus, with kidney related problems, I was on dialysis for 6 months and taking steroids before I started my road to recovery with natural remedies, my DNA us still positive but overall I feel good most of the time, I have taken many products over the years, but the ones that have worked the most are a multi vitamin with minerals.
I am a woman so I feel that hormones play a role in my lupus as well, so I also take DNA 50mg a day in combination with dong quai, damiana, and maca, I use half the dose as directed by the bottle.
For the inflammation I use fish oil, 2,000 mg per day or more sometimes, and for kidney I use kidney support from Tibetan Herbal Balance.
Even though my lupus is still active I don't have to take all the crap from the doctors, hope this helps other people
I was diagnosed with Graves disease 18 years ago. My thyroid was removed with radioactive iodine treatment. I was put on synthroid and have been on it since. Was never 100 per cent healthy again. Recently started getting sick. I was diagnosed with Lupus yesterday. After spending hours reading on this wonderful site, I feel I have hope. Thank you to everyone!
Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIg)
I've had SLE since I was 18 but at that time there wasn't much information and it was still in the beginning stages researching symptoms, I know now but didn't know at the time, LUPUS can have a false positive syphilis test and I was treated for it at that time. I was going to HARBOR GENERAL UCLA IN CARSON CALIF.
I had the butterfly patch, I also had hair falling out where my hair was parted, a patch on the back of my arm round that looked like my butterfly a cross my nose and under my eyes and another one on the back of my calf that was the same size as the one on my arm.
I also had severe pain in my joints and getting out of bed was extremely difficult as my day progress movement became easier.. I was spilling protein in my urine around +2'.
My doctor told me I wouldn't be able to take birth control any more so 2 months after taking me off of them I became pregnant 2 months later. While I was pregnant, my doctor explained to me that having my baby was very risky, I felt wonderful pregnant and if I had it my way I wanted to be pregnant forever... I had complications during my 6th month and was in the hospital for a week. I had my baby 2 days before my due date and she and I were healthy.
Right after giving birth the put me on prednisone and several other medications. I've been in and out of the hospital several times. I also was on dialysis for 6 1/2 yrs then I received a kidney from my sister. During the work up, they cross match you with the donor, then after they're done working up the smoothest cross match both of you again and I didn't match. They asked if I would like to be in a study called IVIg STUDY (Intravenous Immunoglobulin). I agreed. YOU get 4 treatments and you know after the first one if it's working,
I was blessed and it worked. The last treatment is done when the transplant itself is being performed. It's been 15 yrs, 4/11/00 and my kidney, function is still working and my labs are well as expected.
I have developed other problems through the years, DVT GERD, COPD, HYPERTENSION, CHRONIC PAIN IN MY LOWER EXTREMITIES. There are more pills I take, just more then I want to explain.
If you would like to ask questions feel free to ask. I did clot almost every other treatment on dialysis. I take roughly 30 pills a day now.
I have had Systemic Lupus Erythematosus since 2007 . Taking steroids and other medicine . Now I want to try your borax treatment. Which borax will I use borax detergent or homeopathy medicine borax?
If it were me, I would try tomato paste mixed with olive oil. Google that and see what you think.
Hello I just wanted to know have anyone's symptoms stayed better with these remedies, my sister's who's very young suffers from this illness and I am going to get her to this because the medicines are lethal and toxic. How is everyone doing now???!!
Hello...I tried the HP 35% food grade once and after the 2nd day...(only 3 drops) I was light headed and dizzy. I would like to try this again. Would you be so kind and advise where you bought your HP 35% FG, as I am sure it is a reputable site.
Thank you and Best of health to you!
Zinc Oxide and MSM
I was diagnosed with skin Lupus Feb. 26 2014 by an excellent dermatologist in Puerto Vallarta. This was confirmed in a second opinion in San Diego. Both doctors recommended several skin creams, one "pro topic" was so strong and a steroid I was very very sick, dry mouth, dry heaves in the morning, and loss of appetite. After trying several other creams I found the best thing was zinc oxide! Besides being better, it is so cheap and no prescription needed. My husband suggested this as it is used for diaper rash, and anti-sun protection. Lately my friend gave me a bottle of prepared liquid MSM in a spray bottle, I have used it for about 5 days in the evening, and it seems to have helped. I also noticed, anything stressful in my life leads to more severe rash. I try to take a nap or at least get horizontal for at least 30 min. a day and read. I realize everybody's "body" reacts differently to different things, but another Mexican product Quadraderm, or its generic works much better than any of the US creams I've used. Good luck everybody!
Aloe Vera Juice and Probiotics
Sue, would you be able to tell me the brand of Aloe Vera Juice which you used for your lupus?
Aloe Vera Juice and Probiotics
You should try the highly concentrated active ingredient of Aloe Vera called AMP. See what happens.
Aloe Vera Juice and Probiotics
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.
Noma: Parasite infestations almost always cause both digestive & immune disorders as a consequence. Here is a link to the E.C. page for this condition. https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/parasites.html
Roundworm & Tapeworms are the worst, although the Flukes can kill the host over time. Try all the herbal wormers first and if you're not feeling any better after a few weeks or couple of months, you will need pharmaceutical grade meds to eradicate the devils. CureZone has extensive post on this condition.
Hello everyone ; I was diagnosed with Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in 2012; and I had difficulty accepting the diagnosis as I have always been a health freak. My 2 weaknesses were dairy products and chocolates. I was diagnosed by my GP, then went to a homeopath who confirmed the diagnosis a year later. I then discovered that there are ways to manage this sickness, of which one is to go the natural way.
I am a good cook, but sometimes I find it challenging to stay away from red meat, since I am also in the food industry. My problem is I do not pass any stools, I can go on for more than a month without going to the loo. My diet is mostly veggies, fruits, grains and beans, chicken and fish. I dont get constipated but my question is where is this food that I eat going to? I have a huge appetite, but its like there is a worm inside me that is moving up and down, and the sad part is I can feel it moving, is this normal for lupus patients? I feel like its eating me up inside especially since I am always heating up in my waist area and in my kidneys.
I am taking my meds and supplements, but I prefer the natural way. If and when I do go to the loo, there is there is practically nothing that reflects the amount of food that I eat all this time. I take a lot of detoxifying herbs, but I just urinate a lot but no stools. Any advice would be welcomed as I am always having a pain and heaviness)) in my groin especially the right side. Thanking you all in advance.
Bentonite Clay, Ted's Remedies
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.
Hi Jeremy, is there a new update on your condition? I just be diagnosed with class 4 lupus nephritis and is about to go through the same treatment. I am very keen to know how you are doing ? Is your 2nd flare up in 2011 under control? Thanks
Hi Altaf, LDN can be taken with steroids and any other medication EXCEPT opiate based drugs. LDN and opiates both compete for the same receptors, and LDN will always win. This could put someone who is taking opiates into a serious and dangerous withdrawal. So, any medication is OK with LDN EXCEPT opiates. You can also join the Yahoo LDN Group that is mentioned at the www.ldninfo.org site, and the other members (over 10,000 people) are always willing to answer any questions you may have. Please let us know how your sister is doing. Best wishes!
Thank you so much for this precious piece of information! I read the links tha info on LDN its simply amazing and I am surprised why docs do not metion about it. I will buy them and start from today itself and keep updating at earthclinic. God bless!!
Hi: Any suggestion on whether should she stop her steroid and non-steroid meds before starting LDN OR can she start LDN and continue using her other meds and gradually get off them after seeing the response of LDN (since her regular meds are in the morning and this LDN would be at bedtime, amply spaced out) OR should she first gradually pull off all her other meds (possibly cleared from system) and then start LDN? Thanks again!
Altaf, Here is a database for users of Low Dose Naltrexone and Lupus: http://www.ldndatabase.com/Lupus.html
If you google LDN and lupus you will see other experiences of people with lupus successfully using FDA approved, low cost, no side effects LDN. And the best part, for you, is that it can be bought without a prescription at any pharmacy in India. (Trade names Revia, Naltima, etc.) If you get 50 mg. Tablets, simply dissolve one tablet in 50 ml. distilled water. Buy a children's syringe and withdraw from 3 to 4 ml of the solution and take it once every 24 hours, usually before bed. (No more often than this.) So easy. Store the rest of the solution in the refrigerator. Best wishes for improved health for your sister. For others reading this, look at www.ldninfo.org to see how it successfully treats a host of autoimmune diseases, including MS, Crohn's disease, UC, and many more. Published clinical trial are shown for Crohn's, AIDS and ongoing for MS and Fibro.
Ted: my sister aged 32 yrs was diagnosed of systemic lupus erythromatosis (SLE) in 2007 and has been on med: steroid (Prednisolone), non-steroid (methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine), warfarin (Acitrome), metaxcel (for endocarditis) and much more with some improvement in the past 6 years. Recently I came across this website with natural remedies which I got interested to try for my sister. I have recently (13/08/2013) started her with baking soda (Na-bi-carbonate) (1/2 tea spoon in half glass of filtered water) in the morning on empty stomach and before bedtime (at least 2hrs after dinner). Today (17/08/2013) morning (it was baking soda off day) when she took 2 teaspoons of sea salt with one glass of water on empty stomach (as suggested by you in one of your article on 'want to know top 10 lupus supplements') which I thought worth trying. But she could hold this in her stomach for an hour before she vomitted and soon followed by diarrhoea. Is this expected and okay? I plan to start her on borax (1/8th tea spoon in one liter of water throughout the day) from next week (26/08/2013) so that she can have enough pH buffering from baking soda. I would appreciate your comment on the sea salt issue and any suggestions or changes to help us implement these remedies correctly and efficiently. Thanks. God bless!
Hello, I want to know if Ted's lupus remedies work well for men also? My husband has lupus and has had a congested chest for a few months now alternating from very clear to congested. Also can someone pl summarise Ted's lupus remedy?
Hi, I cured myself of Lupus within months by taking 25 drops hydrogen peroxide (food grade 35%) in 8oz water 3 times a day as well as this cured my vasculitis on my legs! I also combined this treatment with a purely homemade vegan diet (the RAVE diet) as well as green smoothies every day! Of course supplements helped as well, but I really feel the hydrogen peroxide cured me, as I was disparing 6 months ago with a lot of pain/swelling and fatigue and very high C-reactive protein levels in my blood.
Hope this helps others...
Instead of Plaquenil, what did she do?
The post asked about h2o2. This site gives an inhaler method and quantities to use. I didn't notice that it sold anything. https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/hydrogen_peroxide_inhalation.html
Hello Ted, I was wondering if you had any information about using salt therapy in the treatment of Lupus? By salt therapy I am referring to a manufactured salt micro climate similar to what is found in a salt mine. I have 'built' a micro climate of Himalayan and Polish salt from approximately 20 tons of salt mined from approximately 1-2 miles underground from salt that is about 200 million years old. This 'cave' is a controlled environment kept at between 67-72 degrees fahrenheit and 50-60% humidity. This mimics the conditions in a salt mine.
This type of treatment has been shown to be beneficial for respiratory problems (asthma, bronchitis, allergies), dermatologic problems (eczema, psoriasis, acne), hypertension, stomach disorders, stress, and some autoimmune diseases, but have not found specific guidelines for Lupus.
Could you let me know of any findings you have that might support this treatment for sufferers of Lupus. Thank you, Neal from Sola
Low dose naltrexone is effective for systemic lupus. A doctor cited in the book "Honest Medicine" asked his two aunts who had lupus if they would like to try LDN. They did and in a month they were both much better. LDN is not a cure but will moderate the immune system so that many autoimmune diseases can become a non-issue as long as the LDN is taken at very low doses daily. MS will not progress in most cases, Parkinson's can be helped, Crohn's has over a 67% remission rate, many bowel and cystitis problems improve. It has No side effects. Please see www.ldninfo.org for more information. It is also very inexpensive! It can also be beneficial for cancer, along with other treatment strategies. (It is not a stand alone treatment for cancer) It can be taken with any other drugs except opiate based medicines.
In reply to Angel from Quezon City, Philippines: The following new abstract shows that supplementing with 2000 iu of vitamin D a day can reduce symptoms and inflammatory markers of SLE:
That is important, but what is more important than the dose of vitamin D is taking enough vitamin D to get your vitamin D serum level (25 OH D serum level) well into the reference range of 30ng/ml to 100 ng/ml. Some people require more vitamin D than others to achieve a specific 25 OH D level, or to say that a little differently some people simply require more vitamin d than others so it is the actual serum levels that are more important than just saying to take a specific amount of vitamin D.
This next abstract tested vitamin D at large weekly and monthly doses. The test started out at 100, 000 iu of vitamin D per week for 4 weeks and then was followed up with 100, 000 iu of vitamin D each month for 6 months. So roughly 1, 000, 000 iu of vitamin d was given over a 7 month period if I understood it correctly or roughly about , 4, 600iu per day over the 7 month period. Again, a reduction in inflammatory cytokines and markers of SLE were found and improvement seen, adding some confirmation to the finding of the first study above. One significant difference with this second study at the higher dosing than the 2, 000 iu per day in the first study, was that there were no observed SLE flares during the 6 month follow up period and that seems pretty significant to me!
Man normally makes vitamin D from full sun exposure on a daily basis when your shadow is shorter than you are tall and could never naturally produce 100, 000 iu of vitamin d in one day, so this is not a natural amount for the body to handle in such a short period of time. Mainly this kind of dosing is used in these studies to help with study medication adherence and possibly to speed the buildup of 25 OH D in the serum which can generally take about 2 months. I think daily supplementing or daily full sun exposure is more natural to the human body and is possibly easier for the body to handle.
Good day! We read about the posts, comments, and questions about SLE.
My daughter was hospitalized and shown symptoms of SLE like hair loss since her elemenatry days and continous at present at her age 21. And the doctor test the ANA and the result shown positive. Her face have a a butterfly rash together her shoulder and her back. I'm very worried about her because I don't have any idea what kind of disease is this. I just want to ask help on how we can cure her. Hope that you can give suggestions of medicines that she need to take. Thank you and hope that you response as soon as possible. Were still in the hospital right now. Thank you and God Bless
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases published a paper in 2005 asserting a likely link with the Epstein-Barr Virus in triggering Lupus. Molecular Mimicry resulted from the anti bodies produced by the immune system with some people (predisposed?) to create the antibody and in the creation of the antibody which was to kill the EB Virus, the antibody attacked a protein in the body instead: hence molecular mimicry. The article is on line and can be accessed by googling the National Institute above with search words "virus" and "lupus."
The first course of treatment then would recommend ridding the body of the virus to make the anitbodies stop their search and destroy mission... Accidentally shooting their own. Get rid of the trigger. Get rid of the virus. The article did not comment on how to treat. This is my own consideration.
So consider the colloidal silver solution consumed twice daily at a tablespoon each dose. Do this for a two month treatment and closely monitor to determine a change in symptoms. If better, keep up the protocol for up to a year. Yes a year. I take CS every day for the past 10 years. If one takes a properly diluted liquid no argyria results. Again the NIAMS only discussed the viral trigger. It did not suggest a treatment. The treatment suggestion is mine, not the Institute.
I don't know if anyone has replied to you question. I have just now found this site and information. It is entirely health to continue the baking soda every day if you want. Personally I have not been using it because I use lemon or apple cider vinegar, but may add the baking soda as well. Baking soda is NOT the same as baking powder!
Margaret's Lupus Remedies
to margaret: my wife has lupus and it's in her brain. Our doctor told us in 2005 that he had 2 other patients that had lupus in their brain and they both died within 2 years of diagnosis. I read a book by a Dr.Strand from colorado, and he had a list of vitamins and supplements to take. My wife takes a multi-vitamin, vitamins e and b complex, and c. She also takes grape seed extract, co-q10, fish oil, and l_glutathione. This may (2013) will be 8 years since she was diagnosed with lupus. also and the big thing for us is, as we are both christians, there have been a lot of friends and family praying for us. david