Systemic lupus erythematous or SLE is a fairly uncommon health condition. It affects women about nine times as often as it affects men. Most who are diagnosed with it are between 10 and 50 years old. African Americans and Asians are more affected than Caucasians. It is considered an autoimmune disease by the medical profession. There is no known medical cure for it.


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These usually include joint pain, weakness, and often a variety of other symptoms depending upon how severe it is and what parts of the body are affected. Symptoms often come and go. The most common symptoms include:

  • Fever with no other cause
  • General discomfort, uneasiness, or ill feeling (malaise)
  • Hair loss
  • Mouth sores
  • Sensitivity to sunlight
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Skin rash — a “butterfly” rash over the cheeks and bridge of the nose affects about half of those with SLE. The rash gets worse in sunlight. The rash may also be widespread.

Other symptoms depend on what part of the body is affected:

Brain and nervous system

  • Headaches
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Numbness, tingling, or pain in the arms or legs
  • Personality change
  • Psychosis
  • Risk of stroke
  • Seizures
  • Vision problems

Digestive tract

  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting


  • Abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias)


  • Blood in the urine


  • Coughing up blood
  • Difficulty breathing


  • Fingers that change colour when cold (Raynaud’s phenomenon)
  • Patchy skin colour

Research using Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

A tentative research finding is that lupus is associated with toxicity with a particular form of lead. This is based on a limited number of cases, but appears to hold true, so far. This may help doctors and researchers to find the exact cause and to correct the condition.

You can find out more about Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis by clicking here.

Nutritional Balancing

So far, we have had decent success in helping people with lupus using Nutritional Balancing Science. It appears to be very important to do the optional detoxification procedures, which are the daily use of a near infrared lamp sauna (this type of sauna only), and daily coffee enemas. These appear to assist with the thorough detoxification and re-nourishing of the body. Their success may also be due to other mechanisms of which we are not aware at this time.

We look forward to working with more people with lupus, as this can help us to fine-tune Nutritional Balancing programmes for this debilitating health condition.

© June 2011, The Center For Development

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