seems like the more cayenne and/or garlic I ingest the thinner my blood gets ..for example a few weeks back I got a nose bleed outta the blue ..then last night I have a spot on the bend of my left arm where it looks like it has had an iv in it and got brusied or something.I am kinda concerned bout this as I have done nothing to cause either ..it looks as if vessel has bursted or something .bout the size of a pencil eraser .really weird and just popped up outta nowheres.. do you (UNY or WIngs) have any idea what could be going on ? I am cutting back on the cayenne/garlic/IF1caps until I can figger out what could be causing all this... never in my life had this problem before so its gotta be something I am taking/doing.
Let's recap the situation - 40-something female(right?), history of fatty/congested liver, past benzo/alcohol/otc use, more than just a couple-a-pound to lose, physically active. Blood "thickness": typical American without health issues - dreadfully thick. You: likely even thicker.
Past two months...a few weeks of juice fasting, 2/3 Liver Flushes (1 ended in you not getting down much oil/citrus if I remember right). Raw garlic, cayenne tincture (occasionally), IF#1/IF#2 (consistently?), daily coffee enemas/castor oil packs - last few weeks: no juice fasting and back on more 'typical' diet.
NOTE: there's actually two issues here - the blood viscosity - thickness/thinness of the blood... and then there's the ability of the blood to clot. ALL of our blood is "too thick" due to various chemicals, metals, minerals (aluminum & rock-based calcium are PARTICULARLY evil), dehydration, lack of flow, liver congestion, etc. One can have "thick" blood (always bad) that has a lack of platelets...hence appearing 'too thin', when it's really a lack of platelets and clotting ability. Liver congestion/malfunction can adversely affect the amount/quality of platelets in the blood.
Cayenne does not "thin the blood"; it regulates blood flow/circulation and STOPS bleeding (can't be accountable for a nose bleed or 'vein bruise').
IF#1/IF#2 have no blood-thinning action.
Raw garlic (among it's MYRIAD of health benefits) is a natural blood thinner & anticoagulant.
Is it possible that raw garlic (a few cloves daily) has thinned your thick/sluggish blood enough to cause "really concerned here"? It's definitely not likely, especially given all the other conditions/issues with which you're dealing (but anything is possible). Remember, Dr. Schulze had EVERY 'near death' patient on at LEAST 3 raw cloves daily...and it didn't thin their blood too much (and our blood is 'thicker' and need more help/attention than it was 20+ years ago when he was in clinical practice).
Symptoms of blood being "too thin" (lack of clotting platelets in the blood):
--gums bleeding, bruising easily, cuts that don't stop bleeding, spontaneous nosebleeds
Anne_33, if you'd feel more comfortable cutting back on the garlic and watching/waiting for the results, there's no harm in that at all. Again, IF#2/IF#1 & cayenne are NOT issues here, so do not stop using those regularly. More than likely what you're experiencing is just normal system fluctuations as the body/liver goes from one state to another.
ok ..thanks for the info ..just was thinking bout the ginger (natural blood thinner) in the IF1 caps and all the garlic/ cayenne I have been on ..I am not doing the juice fasing at this time ..only did that for 14 days .. but trying to keep my diet clean with lots of veggies and olive oil...I love salads ..brown rice is yummy too.no gluten ,very little meats , no Sugar , no fruits cept for citrus ..no junk period ...I have cut the garlic back to 2 to 3 loves daily till I can start the coffe enemas back ..
anyways I was just concerned what was going on here.. I know that what I have been doing is good for me and makes me feel much better ..and the alternative or whatever doc I went to that one time did indeed tell me my blood wasn't clotting right and was too thick ...so I do agree.. the typical american diet I was on at the time was killing me..I have changed a lot and I do not want to get myself back in the same shape I was in.. I am still pain free so that is great that about 2 weeks of cleansing/juice fasting could do that for me.(YAY). still gotta lot more liver cleansing I need to do and really am looking forward to the end results ..want to do a kidney cleanse also soon..still doing the castor oil packs 2or3 times weekly and if I don't take the charcoal every day at least one dose I start having reactions again...ugh!! waiting on my new enema kit...
oh yeah ..bleeding gums I have .. bruise easily I do .. and well the nosebleed I had once...so ? didn't used to bruise easily but I got one still on my shin thats been there for a couple of months now..ugh!!
I at least know now what to do to get myself better (YAY! thanks to the school of UNY ...will always have questions along the way though .esp when I run into probs..
gotta make another trip to Tampa tomorrow and will be gone till Wed this time as hubby wants to go and make a vacation out of it..LOL.. as you know Uny he is not my best influence ..bless his heart .but a good feller though.. he's a diamond in the rough ..WINK ..