when i was on my last round of Alinia I was combining it with a biofilm enzyme formula which i took forst thing in the am on an empty stomach and still take daily. could the enzymes have any effect on the bugs?
The research I ran across in medical textbooks talked about trypsin (pancreatic enzyme) with bile could result in destruction or weakening of the cyst forms. I have also read that pepsin will erode the protective cysts. There is also adequate research and practice in the use of enzymes such as Wobenzyme for the treatment of cancer. it is thought that the release of the enzymes will erode the outer coats of tumors, thus allowing the WBCs to attack the tumor.
I would definitely stick with the biofilm type enzymes on an empty stomach. I have taken a ton of herbs to kill what I believe is a very large fish Tapeworm (can feel it biting me every day) and enzymes on an empty stomach helped me more than anything else. I have used Zymex II, Bromelain, Serrapeptase & Natto and even Lumbrokinase. A while ago I could actually feel it move behind the biofilm within me when I would hit it hard with raw garlic or oregano oil capsules. These critters are very smart and strong. But the Lumbrokinase is a really strong biofilm buster. I only took it once per day and only went through one bottle. (Because it is expensive and I am still seeing progress I have switched back to Bromelain in the AM and the Serrapeptase & Natto before dinner). Since the Lumbrokinase I am finally passing gobs of biofilm, and I am a small-stomached person. I know my Tapeworm has got to be on his last fang! :) I feel a lot better, much less toxic, after passing a lot of this biofilm.
I would highly recommend apple cider vinegar enemas to help expel the biofilm that moves to your colon. I believe it also helps VERY MUCH to add anywhere from 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to your fiber shakes. This really helps to break up the biofilm as it slowly moves through your intestines, similar to the Okra-Pepsin Standard Process product meant to clean out your small intestine. If you don't break up the biofilm you cannot get to the critters! Good luck!
I would definitely NOT use white vinegar....you DO want to use the Organic RAW Apple Cider vinegar, like Bragg's.
In my opinion, the Hulda Clark information is outdated. I may be wrong but I don't believe she knew about or addressed BIOFILMS with her treatment protocol, but I may be wrong as I have not read up on her treatment details. All I know is that it is working for me very well. I also put a few drops to a half-teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil in my fiber shake so this also helps to release and glide the biofilm out! I also drink some cranberry water (pure cranberry juice mixed with water and stevia drops) between meals to help flush out the biofilm. Cranberry juice helps prevent the bad muck from being able to stick like glue to your intestines! But the thing that really knocks it out is RAW GARLIC!
There is no way that I would use white vinegar - I mainly use that only for cleaning around my house. The difference is probably due to the enzymes present in ACV. You DO want to use Bragg's RAW ORGANIC Apple Cider Vinegar.
Have you ever heard of The Body Ecology Diet? Using ACV is a big part of it. Here is good article about ACV on their web site. (By the way, you can also sign up for their free newsletter and get it via email). I don't follow everything with their diet but her book contains lots of good information about digestion and using fermented sauerkraut, ACV, etc. You can search through their web site for other articles.
Yes, I know ACV has enzymes in it, but one can get enzymes from other sources. And I have seen the testimonials on Earth Clinic. However, what I would like to see is research saying Hulda Clark was wrong, there are no afalotoxins in ACV. Again, even if ACV helps one in various ways, how does one know it is not doing damage in the long run?
What is wrong with white vinegar, if you know? Earth clinic also has testimonials from people using it to cure various ailments.
Sorry I cannot answer your specific questions as I do not know about, nor have seen any research on, aflatoxins. I did find the following Earth Clinic post from someone regarding the afalotoxin issue from Hulda's book:
12/01/2008: Pamela from Houston, Texas replies: "Hi, I am not a specialist but if you had not read the book "Braggs Apple Cider Vingar" I would suggest it. The authors are long time users of acv and had very healthy lives. The book explains the ins and outs of how acv works. One the best things to me about acv is it helps to calcify the body which leads to a lot of differ health problems. A person's body gets hard as they start to age because of this. Touch a few really old people and you can tell this. There are so many other benefits from acv. And I have received many from using it. In Dr's Hilda Clark book she suggest putting 1/8 tsp of powder C in acv to keep the aflatoxin from forming in it and keep in the refrigator. I think that is why sometimes some people have problems with acv because they are sensitive to the aflaxtoxins or they are using a none organic brand of acv. Hope the book helps you it did me and is a good read."
After doing a quick google search it appears that the aflatoxins are basically molds that grow on nuts, breads, etc. People who have a hard time with them are those that are deficient in certain types of enzymes or possibly liver issues. I take potent enzymes with every meal and use NAC to help my liver so I have not noticed any issues with this. I've mainly noticed the positive cleansing effect on my digestive tract.
Again, I think white vinegar is usually discouraged for people fighting yeast overgrowth, but raw organic apple cider vinegar is encouraged, especially in the Body Ecology Diet. On most issues, you will find differing opinions going both ways. I have heard some people say ALL vinegar is anti-fungal. I trust my body and god-given knowledge (intuition) more than what others say. All I can say is that it has definitely helped me, just like raw garlic has. That would be my best advice: go with what your inner-self tells you is right for you now at this time.