Vitamin C therapy for autoimmune diseases such as lupus (SLE), diabetes
High-dose vitamin C therapy for autoimmune diseases has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years.
Unfortunately, high-dose vitamin C therapy is not effective in all autoimmune diseases. At least, there seems to be a lack of studies addressing this therapy. In diabetes, however, it has been shown that vitamin C can have a very beneficial effect on blood sugar.
In lupus (SLE), this vitamin is also effective, but to be clear, it cannot cure lupus. However, we will go into this topic in more detail below, because something interesting emerged in lupus (SLE) which all sufferers should read.
By the way, since the author of this report is himself affected by his Asian wife suffering from lupus and has himself experienced the ordeal for many years, this report is a testimony of his own experience.
Vitamin C and its effect in lupus SLE
Everyone who suffers from lupus knows this very complex and obscure disease, which is still classified as incurable. Therefore, these lines are somewhat different from the many other reports on the Internet and we refrain from explaining the disease and its symptoms here. The reader who has come this far knows the symptoms all too well.
Here, we won’t speak about the unspeakable suffering associated with this disease, but only very briefly offer to the reader an explanation which, unfortunately, real research has yet to come up with.
To put it bluntly: To this day, lupus is still “treated” as it was 40 years ago, namely with cortisone doses, immune system lowering drugs, pain pills, and so on. Until today, the research conducted by the pharmaceutical companies has been neglected for the simple reason that research in this area just doesn’t pay! A bitter pill indeed for the sufferer!
In this desperation to somehow bring about an improvement, we carried out a high-dose vitamin C treatment. Every other day, 20 g of vitamin C was given intravenously, and lo and behold, the patient’s general condition improved dramatically. Nevertheless, we were far from a cure. The effect of vitamin C built up the patient’s immune system (instead of lowering it with prednisone). The painful inflammation in the joints became less. Sun exposure was suddenly tolerated without producing any skin reactions or worse a “flare up”. In short, the patient felt much more energy and had hardly any pain.
Here is another report from a lupus patient: Patient report lupus SLE
Problem solved? Not by a long shot. No, the vitamin C only improved the general condition. The disease itself was as existent as before. After a while, however, the infusions became very burdensome, and we switched to liposomal administration, which responded very well. Nevertheless, the lupus was as present as before. To put it briefly: Vitamin C can only improve the general feeling but not cure lupus.
After many years, chemotherapy was advised in the hope of lowering (destroying) the patient’s immune system so that a “flare up” could no longer be expected. Such chemotherapy was performed 3 times over 6 months. Anyone who has had to endure such chemotherapy knows how agonizing it is. Furthermore, we do not want to go into how much damage chemotherapy does to the body and thus to health. Chemotherapy damages the organism more than is commonly imagined.
Symptom treatment instead of looking for the causes
Unfortunately, conventional medicine is always and forever treating symptoms. Whatever it is, people are all too happy to fight the symptoms. This was also the case with our lupus patient.
Again and again, rheumatologists explain that it is the immune system that “overreacts” in lupus patients. The question as to why the immune system overreacts no one seems to take very seriously. Does it simply come to this overreaction, because the immune system suddenly decides on a whim to do so??? That is, without any reason? So, is our immune system so unpredictable and decides on a whim? Probably not, right?
Let’s think about something else: What is significantly responsible for our immune system?
It is our intestine! It regulates our immune system at 85% and is therefore mainly responsible for our immune system.
Doesn’t it then stand to reason that we should give some thought to our bowels? That is exactly what we did. The first step was an allergy test via a blood test, which showed that the patient was highly allergic to milk and its products.
This was a completely new finding, and the patient, who ate dairy products every day, did not feel any symptoms at all. However, a second blood test at another hospital confirmed the allergic reaction to milk.
We slowly realized that this fact could possibly be the cause for the overreaction of the immune system. Immediately the thought of the so-called “leaky gut syndrome” came up.
What happens in leaky gut syndrome?
In leaky gut, the intestinal villi do not close completely, allowing parts of the food pulp to slip through them and enter our bloodstream.
Now, our immune system reacts and recognizes these parts as invaders and tries to fight them. This leads to a permanent microinflammation, which in turn further damages the intestinal villi.
Our immune system is thus constantly on alert, and the constant inflammation further weakens the body. This constant alertness of the immune system is wrongly called overreaction, because the immune system has a very good reason to be active here, because it must constantly fight the unwanted parts of the food pulp.
After the strict restriction of milk and dairy products, the patient was still unstable for about 6 months. The damaged intestine had to recover first. We managed this with lots of raw vegetables (smoothies). Balanced nutrition, and since the patient’s kidneys were unfortunately also damaged, the administration of sufficient protein was an important issue.
Upshot: Not a single flare up has occurred in 3 years. The patient is stable. She now needs neither cortisone nor immune blockers, no longer takes any medications at all, and with the exception of her kidneys, which unfortunately have been damaged, she is healthy.
Please note: Do not take high doses of vitamin C if your kidneys are damaged; if in doubt, please consult your doctor.