(So far I have tried multiple brands: New Chapter, Aloe 200X from Emerson Ecologics, George’s Aloe Vera and Aloe King),
Not familiar with the other brands, but the Aloe 200X is not aloe vera. The 200X indicates a 200:1 concentrate, which is made from either curacao aloe or cape aloe, not aloe vera. These aloes are used for their lower water and mucilage content and their higher anthraquinone content. The anthraquinones are stimulant laxatives. So the 200:1 concentrates are used for their strong laxative properties, not for their ability to help with tissue healing.
Digestin (a digestive enzyme – would not take before I am sure I am healed –Long Story—I think it was my overdosing with HCL and HCL activator and pepsin that caused my ulcer or damaged my mucosal lining in the first place)
MSM Complex-- I’m using one I had Wellness Resources, Sulfur Plus,
Allergy Research Group Mastica (Chios Gum Mastic)
And a Broad Spectrum Probiotic
(Gee whiz, I’ve not even taken this at all- Still have some Garden of Life, Primal Defense but really want to take VSL #3)
For Food perhaps I will juice some raw green cabbage and potato and perhaps some ginger and garlic and Manuka Honey (Bio Active 10+) – not all at the same time!
In any case I think I will get more consistent with the L Glutamine and if I can decide on one, a Broad Spectrum Probiotic. Putting this in writing has helped me and I am thankful for curezone to share and learn.
Michael McEvoy, my metabolic nutritional counselor, just emailed that he got the product Mucosa Max mailed off to me today--- Mucosa Max contains N-Acetyl Glucosamine 305 mg., Licorice (DGL) 100 mg., Marshmallow* 85 mg., Cabbage* 85 mg., Berberine Sulfate 70 mg., Slippery Elm* 70 mg., Quercetin 50 mg., Gamma Oryzanol 45 mg., Phosphatidyl Choline 35 mg., Aloe 200 30 mg., Zinc L-Carnosine 25 mg. * Certified Organic
You want to take broad spectrum antibiotics but the berberine sulfite will kill off the beneficial bacteria. You might as well be taking antibiotics since berberine is a natural antibiotic, but kills off the flora just like pharmaceutical antibiotics.
I am curious about this part of your heading:
"that might surprise you", and I don't really understand,
WHY the surprise?
The story sounds very familiar--including all the various supplements. (sorry to say so--but this is "curezone")
I kept looking for something new, that would surprise me. Okay--maybe the surprise of a helpful doc!
I am trying to recall what I have done, in my life, since I have had many odd moments, and difficult patches, and years of trying to build myself up, with everything...
and all sort of professionals.
Actually, I think, nothing really made a huge difference until I got the idea that I have to take this on myself. That no one else is going to be the one 'in charge', "the boss of me", as sometimes little kids say.
what helped me:
remineralizing: via lots of natural food ways...
pH balancing, and some of this involved lemon and blackstrap molasses drinks every day...
changing from wholly vegan to eating sardines, and even good eggs...(but many people are meat-eaters and need to detox from pork: I was not one of these, but did eat meat at one time)
thinking of my food as my medicine really has made ALL the differnece.
I think this is hwo we have to live, in these times--and I know people feel very disheartened or even angry to hear this.
But the times of *food fun* are past. And in fact, we are not seeking fun, as we've been taught (eg. in theatres)
The facts are, we don;t know anything! we don't know who we are! We don't know what's good for us!
We don't know anything, until we turn off the TV, and turn down the other stuff, and 'tune in'.