You have to read all the info that's been posted and the SUCCESS stories on a Yahoo group we've discovered, before you make any sweeping judgements. Turpentine is from pine resin...yes, it can be dangerous in larger doses....but people are starting with only drops at a time.
BaDnOn ~ Thank you for understanding...I KNOW how nuts it sounds...the people who are trying it are all very skeptical and a little scared to do it...I am also. The thing is, once they started getting some results, the fear lifted, especailly when only using drops at a time, in order to avoid a dramatic die-off reaction.
Is there a health issue you're suffering from? Maybe I can help you research? :)
This is probably the wrong place but I'll give you a quick rundown. Look at my other posts on this forum so you can understand my position. I'm the "War Against D. Fragilis" guy. ;) Reading those posts will give you a lot of the story. I'm on (I think) day 6 now of my drug regimen. I've lived the last 6 or 7 years pursuing good health and then this whole train wreck hit me. I've done plenty of research on D. Fragilis, and what really has me stumped is the nervous system stuff. I have strange half-numb (for lack of a better term, parasthesias?) sensations in my fingers and sometimes face and feet as well as headaches often. My vision has seemingly suffered from this too, with new floaters appearing and becoming bothersome in the past months. Now, I've attributed the nerve problems perhaps with a bad reaction to Prilosec (docs didn't know what was wrong with my stomach, so that's the quick fix). I didn't have any nerve symptoms at that point, but after a week of that drug, I thought I was coming down with MS. Parasthesias everywhere, weak legs... It was even hard to talk sometimes. I wrote about it on http://www.askapatient.com.
Anyway, I don't know if the parasite has anything to do with it, but those problems are still present to a lessor degree. Sometimes they briefly abate. Don't know, but I'll quit eating up bytes on this turpentine thread and maybe we can start something else. :)
I did try turpentine and it did absolutely nothing observable for me, except that it quite freshened my breath. On the other hand, it did absolutely nothing observable against me either. Mind you, I was strictly on turpentine on what came to 110 metric drops of turpentine on 3 cubes of Sugar without any dieting etc. every third day for 6 weeks. It appears that much higher doses are possible from at least one anecdotal testimony, something like an ounce a day, but I have not confirmed that on the dog (me). I also do not suffer from cancer. I have other problems. When it comes to candida, from what I have learned during the last 3 years, there is no point trying to get rid of it unless you get rid of parasites. Without that, candida just keeps coming back and at best you can constantly keep it at bay with diet, Miracle-Mineral-Supplement etc. but not with your immune system. Candida, as any fungus, onlz cleans up to start with, even though once imbedded, does its own damages as well.
Thanks for this entry. I was wondering just how sick I will get if I start slowly...with a drop or so, and your saying it lasts a couple of hours is reassuring. I'm still scared of being totally incapacitated, unable to work, and/or in need of a backup plan to get me to an emergency room.
My other concern is I just can't seem to eat like Dr. Daniels advises. I thought I was doing good by going in the direction of Dr. Fuhrman's dietary recommendations (though that is quite difficult to maintain also). So now-in addition to the terror of killing myself (dumb ways to die type fear), I have to wait to become a perfect non nut/bean/oil eating vegetarian. That could be a long wait. Can someone who is suffering from the long term effects of the Standard American Diet, but has eliminated dairy, gluten, and substantially reduced carbs and animal protein glean any positive effects from the protocol?
Dr Daniels was forced out of the country because she was curing people with this cleanse. I don't know how she makes a living now except I do know that she sells these wonderful capsules that help with the cleanse. All I ask for giving you this information is that you please repay her in some way when you can, as soon as you can. You can reach her through vitalitycapsules.com and I also recommend purchasing them as well. Maybe that's how you could pay her back for her wonderful knowledge and extensive research she put into finding this cure. That being said, you all know what you should do! So here it is:)
First, you want to clear the body of as much candida as possible by staying well hydrated (1 quart water per 60 lbs body weight)and putting only the best of foods and liquids into it. This means basically all whole foods, organic and local preferably; the fresher the produce and less sprayed with chemicals the better! You can have overcooked grains as well. And it's preferred that you eat a mostly raw vegan diet but cooked is okay as long as you follow the protocol. I recommend making a huge batch of veggie broth at home and using it throughout the week to cook your grains and veggies in INSTEAD of oils. It works just as well and tastes amazing! No animal products are allowed. Or nuts or oils or fats of any kind. So basically veggies, fruits, and overcooked grains are acceptable. No prepackaged anything including rice milks, granola bars, raw bars, dried fruits are out, bread (even raw breads) etc. You must drink lots of water and omit anything else but herbal teas. This means no alcohol!
Once you have been eating cleanly for 2 or 3 days start taking ACES by Carlson, a B-50 Complex, trace minerals (twice the dosage),B-12, and 1/4 cup flax seed soaked overnight in 1 cup of water, stir and drink in am. I recommend B-12 from Hippocrates Health Institute and a raw B-50 supplement, they have these at whole foods.
You also must make sure you are omitting waste 3 or more times daily, if this is not occurring for you, Dr Daniels' vitality capsules work wonders! But just going on this whole foods diet and drinking plenty of healthy fluids (no caffeine or alcohol!) will help in this process so you may not need to.
Then, you are ready to take the turpentine. I would say make sure your diet has been pure for a week at least, but if you are a person who has never cleansed and who eats the Standard American Diet daily then you should cleanse for up to 4 weeks before attempting this. I would also test it out first by taking a lesser dosage because Candida die-off can be worse for some people, especially if you are a little heavier. So the regular dosage is 3 Sugar cubes (domino dots) and stack one on top of the other. Drip 1 tsp. turpentine of pure gum spirits (it must be of pure gum spirits!) onto the top Sugar cube and wait until it soaks into all three. Then eat and chase with water. It tastes kind of minty and refreshing and the sugar gives it a nice sweet taste. No complaint at all!
She also recommends that if you have had symptoms for more than 2 years you might want to take this dosage once every 4 days, then twice a week until you feel like you did before you had it. Long term dosage is twice a year like our ancestors did.
Be careful though, if you have had candida for a longer period of time or have been on the Standard American Diet for your whole life like me you will have more candida and toxins to rid your body of, so take it slow and cleanse your body right! Remind yourself upon waking and throughout the entire day that you are doing this cleanse for your well-being and praise yourself for doing something so loving for your body. It will pay you back, I promise! Your body is amazing and it will heal, but you must step out of the way and let it. This is just as much mentally as as it is physically. So clear your body and your mind of the toxic energy we tend to pump ourselves with on a daily basis in this society we live in. Love yourself and you will heal!
That's really sad about Dr. Daniels. I would love to know the whole story about her experience and being run out of the country. What a shame when it becomes a crime to heal others. It breaks my heart.
I would be willing to donate to her cause for providing this protocol. Perhaps she can put a donate button on her site or someone can make a site for her. It's horrible when someone is run out of the country for helping others naturally but that is exactly what's happening here in the U.S. Hopefully this will change. Perhaps those in power will someday see that money and power are illusions. As far as Dr. Daniel, I feel it's only fair to give back something to those that help us. Even if it's a few dollars or only a thank you. It's good karma. People who only take in life without giving back often wonder why they are broke, down and out and suffering.
I have a question about this protocal to those that know. Do you take the 1tsp of turpentine with 3 Sugar cubes every 4 days until you feel relief? (when do you stop?) or 2 times a week until relief? what are some of the reactions people are getting on this protocal? die-off? can this cause liver damage? sorry i'm confused how long you do this for and it really sounds scary. I would love to hear some testimonials and what others have experienced on this system. As fascinated as I am with this I have to admit I'm nervous. It sounds like you only take very little. I've always loved pine trees, such a lovely tree. What a blessing if this really works. Well..good luck to those that try it. Please post and share. xoxo