OK I think I may be on to something. I have always done the vinegar baths for sore muscles. (2 tbsps of apple cider vinegar in a bath) I understand why that works because vinegar is an acid and it actually DRAWS the lactic acid from your muscles (lactic acid is normal but when it biulds up it causes the soreness). WELL since I have been attempting to FLUSH the candida again lately I noticed that the bath water will turn a very faint yellowish color. But the most amazing thing is that my SKIN tone and integrity seem to be hugely improved as well. Less rashing and dryness (this may help Patches as well)....Anyone ever heard of this as a treatment for candida?? I believe it is pulling the toxins out from the die off or something....any thoughts??
I have been using Sea Salt to draw toxins out (most of us are sodium deficient so salt will help to counter this deficiency on the skin) as well as soda bath to help with the ph of my vagina.... but ACV I ve never tried.
I have this sore back - due to my liver that is suffering from an accumulation of mercury as a result of chelation therapy. I take a lot of potassium and it helps a lot to ease the pain, so does massage, but I will also try the ACV bath.
Hot bath are also a great way to help the toxins out (not for you if you suffer from varicose =spider vein) some toxins can only come out with perspiration so you need to sweat them out. I usually make it a hot Sea Salt bath, but I will try the ACV.
I have done the Sea Salt baths before and they tend to make my skin feel great, but they don't help with the soreness as much as the vinegar. And lately this skin integrity thing is phenominal....so strange!! I just wonder if it is drawing out candida toxins.....not sure. When you do this you will notice a "bubbling" effect from your skin as you soak....very tiny little bubbles that rise off. The soreness will not disapate until AFTER the bath, as you cool from the hot tub. In other words by the time you dry off, dress and walk out of the bathroom you will feel the difference. I tell ya...you will feel VERY relaxed as well....I love these baths!! I wonder if it is preping your pores....ya know, like you said some toxins have to be perspired....it seems dual purposed. The vinegar in the bath draws the lactic acid to the surface, and then you sweat it out....don't know....whatcha think?
BTW I found this in a home remedies book that a woman I work with had YEARS ago. I should get ahold of her and find out what the name of the book is....I forgot....it's been too long and I'm Candida ridden...what do ya want!! LOL ;)
The amazing thing is you only need a couple tablespoons to a full bath! I suppose more would not hurt, but with that little in there you can't smell it, and I think the smell may bother some people and lessen the relaxation!! ;)
OK...so the thing is, I like the odd ball things you find to work by accident because you KNOW it's not psychological (all in your mind) if you weren't TRYING to do anything and it happens!
When my son was 5 he had Fifths Disease ("slap face") ....a rash basically that is common in kids....it goes away eventually, it a virus. Anyhow, the doc gave me a hydrocotisone cream for it because it burns and itches pretty badly. Well that cream only relieved him for a few minutes at a time, and seeing as how hydrocortisone cream is one of the few topicals that actually absorbs systematically, I was not comfortable with using so much of it on my 5 year old child (it's a steroid) SO we tried baking soda baths, which didn't work all that well....THEN I thought well soda baths are ph balancing....so are oatmeal baths....maybe they do it differently....so I tried the oatmeal. NOW the bath help a little, but what happened next is the thing. I drained the tub and the oatmeal piled up on the drain so the bath water would not empty. I grabbed a cup and scooped the oatmeal out. The oatmeal was a paste at this point....I thought ...HHMMMM I wonder.....so I went up to my sons room, he was laying there in his undies (which is all he wore while he had this rash because he could not wear anything else, it HURT) I applied some of the paste to a small spot on his leg that was BEAT red with rash....by the time it dried (minutes)that ONE spot was normal colored and did not burn or itch! (it was surrounded by rash where I had not put it....but it worked. I had my son lay on a towel on his bed and spread the paste all over him, told him to lie there until it dried (for 2 reasons, so it would stay on long enough to work, and so he didn't make a huge oatmeal PIE out of his bedroom....he was 5!!lol) IT DISAPPEARED...and stayed gone all night. I repeated this in the morning, and he went off to school and was fine...the rash did not return....
So the moral...oatmeal paste for sever rashing.....not a bath or a store bought lotion...just plain oatmeal turned into a paste...let it soak in warm to hot water for 15-20 minutes then drain the excess water off...WALLA...I do 1/4 oatmeal to 2 cups water just be sure there is enough to completely MUSH it... I'm thinking maybe this would even help yeast rashes...I don't have the skin problems to where I turn red and rashy...I only get DRY skin, but I may try this for that too...it had just occured to me so I thought I'd share!
I am not sure if it works for candida, yet I have used ACV in my bath for a while now and I know that when I use it, my skin becomes very soft and my hair shines! Now my hair shining was observed by friends...I did not think about it until they mentioned it. The only thing I had done was bath in the ACV the night before.
Also, I do not remember which forum I got this from but this is a bath while you are on a cleanse, I would think any type of cleanse, that helps clean your system. I did do this bath once but I did not get the water as hot as suggested (I just can't subject my body to VERY hot water) yet it did seem to help.
"To a tub of hot water add 2 TBS Powdered Ginger, 2 Cups of Apple Cider Vinegar and 1 1/2-2 cups of Epsom Salt, or regular "Rock Salt" used for water softeners. Stay in the hot water for a minimum of 30 minutes adding hot water as needed. The A/C vinegar will relax sore muscles, and the salt and Ginger will draw toxins out of the tissues."
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OH and I add lavendar oil to my baths...to block the smell of the ACV as well as to relax before I completely end my evening. Seems to help me sleep better. I use just a few drops but it is subject to one's preference!
Well thank you B2...I'm going to try it...I love my baths, so any suggestions are welcomed! I know I love lavender. I used to get this aroma therapy stuff that had lavender, vanilla, cedarwood and sage oils in it...I can't find it anymore but I am trying to locate my own oils to make it (expensive!) But that stuff was the BOMB! It smelled heavenly, and again...I sprayed the linen spray on my sons bed...and he became addicted....wanted it everynight and he was only 4 the first time...he slept like a charm!! He said it made him feel all warm and comfy!! lol You can't say that it is "in his head" when it's a child who knows nothing of the theories!!