Dr. Russell Blaylock, author of The Blaylock Wellness Report newsletter, is a nationally recognized board-certified neurosurgeon, health practitioner, author, and lecturer. He attended the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his internship and neurological residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. For 26 years, practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. He recently retired from his neurosurgical duties to devote his full attention to nutritional research. Dr. Blaylock has authored four books, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients, and his most recent work, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Find out what others are saying about Dr. Blaylock by clicking here.

Which Supplements Treat Lupus?

Tuesday, 24 November 2009 10:55 AM

Question: Which supplements treat lupus?

Dr. Blaylock's Answer:

In my experience, the most dramatic response has been with a combination of omega-3 oils (high in EPA and DHA, such as Carlson’s Norwegian Fish Oil from www.vitacost.com), magnesium, and some special supplements that specifically suppress
autoimmunity. Animal studies have shown that green tea (and white tea) actually makes lupus and other autoimmune disorders worse. No one is sure why. In experimental studies, curcumin, quercetin, and Jatoba extract have significantly reduced autoimmunity. Vitamin D3, in a dose of 5,000 IU to 10,000 IU a day, reduces autoimmune reactions dramatically in animal studies.

It is also important to avoid inflammatory oils, such as those found in corn, safflower, sunflower, peanut, and soybean. Diets high in red meats, because of the high iron levels and glutamate, also worsen lupus. One should avoid all excitotoxin additives in foods — which can only be done by preparing all foods fresh. You may want to see my book, “Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills,” for more details (www.russellblaylockmd.com).

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