Seems I've had health issues for too many years. I used to be on this board eight to nine years ago back when they started and I couldn't figure out what was going on with my failing health. Candida, Food sensitivites, bloating, water retention, fatigue, depression, and panick attacks, liver pain and inflamation are a few of the symptoms I've been dealing with. The cleanses on this board to not work well for me, as years of stubborn belief in them and doing them has only led to feeling much sicker. They are just way too strong for my seemingly delicate system to handle.
Going raw vegan helped quite a bit until I became less and less able to process fats. Some of the tried and true ways I maintain my health are juice fasts and green smoothie fasts. Yoga is helpful, too if I can just get myself to stick with it! But now I've found I can eat more cooked food so long as I take MEGADOSES of chlorophyll.
I cannot intellectually understand what exactly the chlorophyll is doing for me, but it helps me feel so much better! When I first start taking it I could tell it's cleansing or detoxifying me. But here's the unfortunate thing about this: seems the more I take of this stuff (I'm talking absurd amounts), the BETTER I feel and can tolerate as far as any food or beverage. HOWEVER, it make my skin turn greenish!!! I tried cutting back to smaller amounts. My skin turned back to normal, but my health declined again!
I'd really rather not be green (it just ain't easy, as Kermit agrees!). But I suppose i'd rather be green if it means I feel better. Can anyone offer me any idea as to WHY my body might need chlorophyll? I would think if it were detoxifying something out of my system, I would feel better still even after discontinuing its use. But it seems I depend on it to feel better. it would be nice to find a different substitute that did the same action in my body WITHOUT giving me that dull green hue to my skin.
Thank you for any insights. I know this is a bizarre post. But believe me: My health journey has been anything but normal!!!
my thought is magnesium deficiency since chlorophyll is composed mainly of magnesium. but chlorophyll performs quite a few functions in the body, more than just adding magnesium. i am curious if you get the same benefit from fresh green drinks, like spinach juice or wheatgrass juice? i love spinach, celery, lemon juice, its really something. or do you only get the effect from pure bottled chlorophyll?
Chlorophyll has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and wound-healing properties. Chlorophyll and chlorophyllin are able to form tight molecular complexes with certain chemicals known or suspected to cause cancer, including polyaromatic hydrocarbons found in tobacco smoke. Chlorophyll is a good source of antioxidant nutrients. Antioxidant nutrients such as vitamins A, C and E help to neutralise harmful molecules (free radicals) in the body that can cause damage to healthy cells. Chlorophyll is an efficient deliverer of magnesium and helps the blood carry oxygen to the cells and tissue. Chlorophyll assists in the chelation of heavy metals. Chlorophyll has been studied for its potential in stimulating tissue growth and in stimulating red blood cells in connection with oxygen supply.
Chlorophyll also removes carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, and has been found to reduce fecal, urinary, and body odor. Chlorophyll may reduce the binding of carcinogens to DNA in the liver and other organs. Chlorophyll may be beneficial in the treatment of calcium oxalate stone disease and that they may have some anti-atherogenic activity. It also breaks down calcium-oxalate stones, which are created by the body to neutralize acid, for elimination. Calcium oxalate stones are better known as kidney stones. Chlorophyll and chlorophyllin may have some antimutagenic and anticarcinogenic potential, may help protect against some toxins, and may ameliorate some drug side effects. Chlorophyll has been used traditionally to improve bad breath, as well as to reduce the odors of urine, feces, and infected wounds.
while chlorophyll in plants contains plenty of magnesium, the liquid chlorophyll sold in health stores contains none, instead sodium and copper have been substituted for the magneusium. I dont really understand why, but apparently that substitution makes the liquid more stable. so, if the bottled chlorophyll is benefitting you, its not because its giving you magnesium, it may have something more to do with its blood building properties or its overall body detox affects.
look on any label of any bottle of chlorophyll sold and you will see 'sodium copper chlorophyllin' as the main ingredient. no magnesium is ever listed.
Edit -- btw, this makes me wonder about copper. perhaps you are copper deficient? thats something to look into, each serving of liquid chlorophyll has about 4 mg of copper. are you familiar with dr. larry wilson? he is the copper expert.
No, I don't know anything about Larry Wilson. But I will be sure to look him up. Interesting theory. here, I was thinking it was an oxygen thing. Who knows, I don't even know what copper does in the body. But if LACK of copper can cause Liver issues, candida, bloating, water retension, depression, etc. than maybe it's a possibility. I don't even know how someone would get a copper deficiency.
Could a single obscure deficiency like that be responsible for nine years of poor health?
Thanks for the suggestion. If you know anything more that might help me, I'm all ears!
also, have you looked into oxygen therapy? there is ozone and hydrogen peroxide. also there is MMS , but quite frankly i dont know much about it and cant really recommend it, its very controversial. there is an MMS forum here on curezone.
oh ok, then, it does have copper. well then i suggest reading the copper article i linked.
have you been checked for anemia? how are your B12 levels? have you had them tested? if you have been vegan for any length of time you may be B12 deficient. anemia can be either a low iron and/or B12 level. have you ever taken an iron supplement? floradix has an excellent iron supplement. if your blood is low in iron it cant transport oxygen very well. hemoglobin is what actually binds to oxygen in the blood and transports it, every hemoglobin molecule is built around iron. so if you are low in iron you are also low in hemoglobin and you can transport oxygen.
you can get oxygen into your system by drinking ozonated water and/or by ingesting food grade hydrogen peroxide. but your problem may be that your blood is not carrying the oxygen very well, so just taking in oxygen may not help that. chlorophyll really does build up the blood since the chlorophyll molecule and hemoglobin molecule are very similar in structure, the only difference is that chlorophyll has no iron.
anyway if you take some iron and some B12 along with your chlorophyll and feels much better you might want to get checked for anemia. the B12 should be a sublingual methylcobalamin form of B12, NOT the cyanocobalamin form.
Thank you! I found an ozonator that I ordered years ago that I was too afraid to use back then. So I'm going to try that out. If it doesn't work for me it may indicate what you suggested, that there may be an underlying reason why my blood wouldn't carry the oxygen. Then i will try all those things you suggested.