It's been 2.5 years without Candida and without anti-fungals, 1.5 years without cancer, 1 year and 7 months on the Primal Diet, and 2 months since I've removed my silver/mercury fillings.
I've recently purchased a Far Infrared Sauna . I highly recommend these to anyone whose lymph is full of garbage and cannot exercise (I know how hard it is when you are sick). In one month of daily (40 min) sessions all of the toxins have been removed from my lymph, which is amazing, I'm very impressed. My wife and I have also lost some fat, which is a nice added bonus. If you don't have the money, hot Epsom Salt baths or sitz baths are good substitutes, but I intuitively feel the far infrared is better, so it was worth the investment (to me). I paid $2700 for a 2 person system.
I'm happy to say that my lungs have FINALLY started healing after removing my mercury fillings and replacing them with biocompatible fillings. My lungs were the only organ that showed no signs of healing on the Primal Diet so I'm very happy about this.
So far I've faced no setbacks from the Amalgam removal process and in the next 3-4 months I'll begin chelation using the Cutler protocol.
For the last 6 years I couldn't exercise because my liver couldn't handle additional toxins in the blood and it would literally cripple me for a few days (couldn't work) and my muscles would be extremely sore (they'd burn) for a month (which is not normal). Since last year I've been playing hockey and running and sometimes doing weights. I exercise 2-3 times per week. Obviously, exercise, whether it's walking, rebounding, or something else helps. I think it's cruel when I read articles that said "Exercise for good health", especially when you're sick and unable to exercise for whatever reason. Having said that, I probably should have done rebounding in my sicker days.
Depression has 95% gone away. I think the Green Pastures (fermented, not processed) cod liver oil has had a major effect. My diet, exercise, and the Far Infrared Sauna have also helped.
My brain fog is almost all gone (80%). With brain fog comes mental confusion, inability to think quickly, and memory loss at times (I don't know if anyone else has had this). I still have memory loss but it's not as bad as it was. Of all the aspects of my bad health, I think that brain fog was the most cruel, mostly because I couldn't do my job properly (I had to fake it) and because I've always prided myself on intelligence. When I was really sick I had to trust my intuition most of the time and the only reason I found any answers was because openmindedness, nothing else. But it's getting better (and I can actually do my job properly again), so I'm happy about it.
I think like everyone else, I get setbacks too which I don't always talk about. I recently had super flakey and dry skin on the top of my head and on my face for some reason. I was told it was because I had fungus (Candida) in my head and my body was detoxing it. I was told to cover my head with raw honey over a weekend (sexy). So I covered my head for only one night but it seems to have worked. If I do it for an entire weekend it should clear the rest up.
I've recently seen a local health practioner that does quantum reflex testing (it's very similar to muscle testing but more accurate in his opinion). I was really impressed. Basically, you connect your thumb and your middle finger in an "OK" position for one hand, the other hand you use two fingers and you place it on the organ you wish to test. It's also important to remove all EMF influence, so you stand barefoot on a quartz slab and don't wear a Cell Phone or other have other EMF source. The health practioner tests the grip between the thumb and the middle finger. If the grip is strong, the organ is strong. If the grip is weak, the organ is weak. If the organ is weak, he then places small jars of pills or other substances on you, which hopefully increases your grip strength if it can help you. Like I said, I was very impressed. If you're in a low EMF environment, he can also even gauge how much of a herb he should give you (ie. 3 pills per day, 6, 1).
So anyway, my organs were fairly strong except for my intestines which were very weak. I learned that my body is now clear of parasites (my body is optimally alkaline now) except for a nasty one that is sitting in my intestines (it's from the Caribbean). It escaped prior parasite cleansing for whatever reason, but it might be because prior cleanses didn't kill the eggs (they hatch every 11 months). Unfortunately I didn't get to test Humaworm or Barefoots formula against this parasite, but I'm going to do so next time I see him.
So I learned something new about parasite cleanses. To kill the eggs you should use a castor oil pack 30 minutes after your supper time parasite herbs to force the eggs to hatch. Also, he recommended that I use a coffee enema to flush them out (I forget when I should do this). Hopefully this will give me even more energy. He seems to think so, so it's promising.
Also, once he added a substance to increase my stomach's hydrochloric acid, my intestines became super strong.
So hopefully, in 2 months from now, I'll gain extra strength from what he's recommending. And the nice part is, the regime is only temporary.
He also specializes in VASTU, the scientific version of feng shui (not the indian version of vastu) and eventually I'm going to have him in my home to evaluate it, and especially to test and reduce all EMF sources! But that's in the future.
I can give you his name and number if anyone is interested, he's in Toronto Canada though.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
I've also started doing emotional freedom technique (there is a free guide on Mercola.com). You know, I think it helps. I'd recommend it to everyone here. http://www.mercola.com/forms/eftcourse.htm
I believe it should work well to heal my intestines and my body in general. I will continue to c-flush each week (3 week on, 3 weeks off) until my bowel tolerance is much less (which shows that my body no longer needs as much vitamin C). Although I won't use sodium ascorbate powder every day, I'll megadose with it whenever I start to get sick or injured. I'll also take small amounts if I'm especially tired from exercise.
Anyway, that's my life in a nutshell for the past few months.
I'm not sure what he does to increase the hydrochloric acid in your stomach, that's stage 2 and I don't have that supplement yet but I'll let you know.
He said that we have a limited amount of ___ and that we use 1500 when we digest cooked foods, 1000 when we digest raw foods, and only 700 when we digest raw foods using this product. He says we have a limited ability to produce it and if we ate cooked foods the ability would only last approximately 70 years.
To be honest, I'm not sure it makes 100% sense but I'll look into it more.
Also, I almost forgot that I've started c-flushing, so I added that to the original post.
Good for you VX! Interesting I believe my persistent parasite that has survived massive amounts of herbs, etc. is from the Carribean as well (I scuba dive there). It was one time identified as "seal worm". I thought they were gone as I posted a few days ago, but I flushed some out today. Maybe they were just left over, but I'm not sure. I have many of the same issues that you have.
After each high protein meal, I take:
1 "Quantum Betaine HCL" capsule from "Premier Research Labs"
1 "Quantum HCL Activator" capsule from "Premier Research Labs"
According to quantum (reflex) testing, it's helping me. I've noticed I don't get any indigestion at all when using them, so imo, it's working. However, I can't say I feel any different, so I'll just have to trust my body and digestion are working more efficiently.
I would be very curious about your own experiences with doctors in Phoenix. Are they alternative doctors or conventional ones?
Because I just came and it seems to me, after my horror medical nightmare in Montreal, that here, there is a million thousands alternative and integrative and holistic whatever - like coming to medical fairyland. So maybe I'm in for a disappointment. I hope not.
In any case, that Dr is Dr Bruce Shelton, in north Phoenix. Did you hear anything?
Which doctors have you been seeing and what were your problems?
VX- Thanks for the update! Good for you for getting your mouth cleaned up- that's my biggest obstacle right now. I know the metals interfere with getting pathogens cleaned up. I have learned alot from reading Cutler information (and his book), even though I haven't been able to start chelating yet.
However..what you said about the Vitamin C is also interesting, because it also works for helping to get Lead out. Lead was found to be extremely high for me in a urine test. This was a study done on factory worker's for Lead, using Vitamin C:
Dr. McGarey author of "Oils that Heal" suggests that castor oil packs can strengthen the Peyer's Patches, which are tiny patches of lymphatic tissue in the mucosal surface of the small intestine. The Peyer's Patches produce a substance which facilitates electrical contact between the autonomous and the cerebrospinal nervous system when it reaches those areas via the bloodstream. Dr. McGarey says that the health of the entire nervous system is, to an extent, maintained through the substance produced by the Peyer's Patches when they are in good health. Although the Peyer's Patches were discovered in 1677, it is only recently that medical Science has begun to recognize them as constituents of the body's immune system.
Current research appears to confirm Dr. McGarey's theory. A double-blind study, described by Harvey Grady in a report entitled Immunomodulation through Castor Oil Packs published in a recent issue of the Journal of Naturopathic Medicine, examined lymphocyte values of 36 healthy subjects before and after topical castor oil application. This study identified castor oil as an anti-toxin, and as having impact on the lymphatic system, enhancing immunological function. The study found that castor oil pack therapy of a minimal two-hour duration produced an increase in the number of T-11 cells within a 24-hour period following treatment, with a concomitant increase in the number of total lymphocytes. This T-11 cell increase represents a general boost in the body's specific defense status, since lymphocytes actively defend the health of the body by forming antibodies against pathogens and their toxins. T-cells identify and kill viruses, fungi, bacteria, and cancer cells
They have really good information on their site, it's worth looking at.
Anyway, I'm really happy with their sauna. I almost went with a local alternative, but it would have cost $9000 instead of $2500, I just couldn't justify that difference in cost and as it turns out, I made the right choice.
They are based out of Canada, but might ship to the states.
In any case, it was a great purchase and I'm very happy that I made it! For people who have trouble exercising, there is nothing better and it should be used everyday. I believe it has helped me quite a bit.
C-flushing is taking a buffered vitamin C until bowel tolerance is reached (you have diarhhea). It's useful for:
1) Healing your bowel.
2) Flushing bad bacteria out.
3) Increasing your immune system when you have an acute condition.
4) Finding out how healthy your bowel is (the more vitamin C your bowel absorbs, the worse off it is).
4) Finding out how much vitamin C you can have daily (without have diarhhea).
Buffered vitamin C is a form of vitamin C that is neutral PH, which means that you can take extremely large doses of it and your body will tolerate it. Vitamin C, ascorbic acid, you can take very little each day.
I don't have a great source, I buy "NOW" sodium ascorbate which you can find online easily (amazon.com even). I think almost any source of sodium ascorbate is fine, but then again I don't plan on using it every day.
Maybe someone else can chime in with a good source.