Now that i know i have blasto and possibly candida and SIBO what kind of approach should i take in terms of treatment? should i take a step by step systematic approach or try to attack everything at once? i am already on a no sugar low carb diet which has laid the foundation. now i need to start killing. my body is in a very sensitive state so i cant tolerate any prescription meds - also thats what started all my problems to begin with
Ash Wednesday somberly reminds us that we’re all going to die. But it also reminds us of something much more important.
Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the forty-day period in the church calendar known as Lent, a time of preparation leading up to Holy Week and Resurrection Sunday. Around the world, countless Christians will have the sign of the cross written on their foreheads in ash—what is known as the imposition of ashes—and will hear the words, “Remember that you are dust and to dust you will return.”
That reminder, along with the various exercises in self-denial associated with Lent, can give the forty days prior to Good Friday and Easter Sunday a somewhat gloomy tone.
But that would be missing the point. During Lent, we confront our mortality not only to be reminded of it, but also in order to better understand why we need not fear it.
And make no mistake, our culture fears mortality, and goes to absurd lengths to keep that fear at bay. Eric told you on BreakPoint yesterday how several luminaries of the tech world “see their mortality and humanity not as realities to accept, but as hurdles to overcome.” Their attempts to avoid death are the stuff of science fiction, such as uploading their consciousness to a computer and a kind of medical vampirism.
It’s not only tech luminaries who try to keep thoughts of their mortality at bay. We all do. Years ago, when my grandfather was dying, he suffered terribly for about three or four months. In sorrow, I remember asking my pastor, “Why doesn’t God just take him?”
Honestly, I expected my pastor to say something along the lines of, “Well, God has His ways, and His own timing.” But he said something more important that I’ll never forget: “Because your grandfather,” he said, “needs to know his mortality before he meets his maker.”
Now if that sounds a bit unkind, or even cruel on God’s part, recall that God did not spare his only Son in this regard. The Epistle to the Hebrews speaks of Jesus “tasting death for everyone.” As New Testament scholar Mary Healy writes in her commentary on Hebrews, “To ‘taste’ death means to experience its bitter reality. Jesus drank the cup of suffering and death to its dregs.”
What’s more, Jesus experienced this “tasting” as one of us in every way except sin. Later in chapter 5, Hebrews, referring to the Lord’s experience in the garden of Gethsemane, says that “During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, He offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save Him from death . . .” The Gospels also describe the physical and emotional toll of Jesus’ encounter with his mortality: “And being in anguish, [Jesus] prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground” (Luke 22:44).
And yet as we know, that wasn’t the end of the story. Less than seventy-two hours later, Jesus destroyed death. Not only that, as the author of Hebrews tells us, He freed “those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.”
This freedom is about more than the promise of heaven, although, as Paul tells us, to be with Christ is gain. As Healy writes, “We instinctively resist and recoil from everything that reminds us of our mortality—pain, deprivation, weakness, criticism, failure. This paralyzing fear . . . leads to various forms of escapism and addiction, induces us to grasp the false security nets proffered by Satan, and keeps us from pursuing the will of God with freedom, peace, and confidence.”
And that’s why Lent, including its reminder of our mortality, is the farthest thing from gloomy. Yes, like the “founder and perfecter of our faith,” we will taste death. But by God’s grace, death’s power over us, in this life as well as the next, is destroyed. And that’s great news.
Whether or not you typically participate in Lenten activities—like the imposition of ashes, fasting, or giving up something—I hope you’ll still use these forty days to face and ponder your mortality, with an eye to Jesus’ resurrection, and the resurrection that awaits all of us who belong to Him.
Took 100mg of Zinc Gluconate today. I know, it absorbs poorly, that's why the 100mg dosage. I have some Zinc Orotate and Borax already on order.
I have been taking 2000-3000mg Vitamin C in the form of EmergenC effervescent powder daily.
I started a Himalayan Salt Water at 2tsp per 16oz water followed by much water all day. I Usually add a tsp of Raw Cider vinegar to quart of water.
Started taking my last 12 Liver Cleanse Supplements yesterday.
Also Putting Colloidal Silver Gel on rash.
Debating on taking the Iodoral today.
Note 1: I am a 52yo male
Note 2: I have struggled with a recurring Candida infestation for 25 years, caused by a massive amount wide spectrum antibiotics at that time.
I regularly take probiotics for the candida.
Note 3: 6 months ago I underwent a 21 day fast including 2 daily cider vinegar enemas for a week. Took 3 days off. Then took 1 coffee enema per day for 5 days. Only ingested broth and homemade fruit juice including wheat grass, avocado, carrots, and Spirulina.
My mom's beloved 14 y/o Yorkie named Phoebe developed a large lump on her neck (roughly the size of an egg) and was taken to our local vet. The vet took a FNA and determined it was cancer :( She gave her weeks or months to live :( i know it couldn't hurt so for about a week i have been having mom add colloidal silver to Phoebe's water (roughly a tablespoon for each small bowl full of water) and she drinks it up. Phoebe has gotten extremely picky with her food (we try to feed her chicken and turkey if she will take it) but when she does eat she eats a lot.
Do you think the colloidal silver could possibly help? Phoebe has slowed down and sleeps more but when she moves around she does pretty well :)
Please help if you can - thanks :)
Phoebe is such a precious animal and family member :(
Jesus Prays to Be Glorified
17 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed:
“Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. 2 For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. 3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. 4 I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. 5 And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.
Jesus Prays for His Disciples
6 “I have revealed you[a] to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. 7 Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. 8 For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. 9 I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. 10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. 11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of[b] your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by[c] that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.
13 “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. 14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 17 Sanctify them by[d] the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. 19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.
Jesus Prays for All Believers
20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.
25 “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26 I have made you[e] known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”
Egg is a good source of nutrients AND vitamin D. Beware though, if you do not vary your diet, you are at risk of developing allergy to eggs - without stating that you are at risk of developing some nutrient deficiency.