I've been riding the roller coaster of Candida protocol for about 5 years now, and wanted to offer some advice and get your thoughts on the best way to go about it. One thing I've noticed over the years as I've experimented with countless supplements, pills, herbs, potions, etc. is that NONE OF THEM WORK!
Well, at least not in the long-term, and maybe not much at all. Here are some of the things I've tried and, while some of them gave me temporary relief at times, they failed me:
The list goes on - if there is a thread about it on here or elsewhere, chances are I've tried it - even a home enema.
WHAT I HAVE LEARNED over time by documenting and experimenting is that the only time my symptoms truly regress is when I am doing the Candida diet for 2+ weeks. Once I introduce any kind of supplement or "medicine," the symptoms will return. And it's not just die-off, as I've learned to see the difference, and once I remove the offending supplement my body starts to heal again. So, I want to hear from you all:
Have you tried the diet without any outside supplements?
Are all these "cures" just a clever marketing scheme from the supplement industry?
Could it be that diet/lifestyle alone really ARE enough to beat, or at least quell, Candida?
I'd love to hear your stories and what protocol has worked best for you. My advice: Start with the diet only, for at least a few weeks, and see how you feel before adding any supplements - and note how those affect you. Thanks all!
I also was cured from fecal bad breath. I suffered for almost ten years from this dammed disease. The cause of my fecal breath was H. Pylori but i also suffered from Atrophic Rhinitis. Atrophic Rhinitis makes you smell like rotting flesh.
I did two antibiotic sessions, one for H. Pylori and one for Atrophic Rhinitis...
I did a blog with all the information i could gather throughout all these years. Check it out and cure yourself. Hugs.
I had the exact same experience with D. Earth. I had to leave work because of nausea and vomitting. I quit taking it immediately. I wish I could have all the great rests that others experience. I will look for an option that doesn't cause illness.
Branched Chain Amino Acids
I find a Branched Chain Amino Acids supplement helps me a lot with strength and stamina also with sleep.
But the recent supplement I have been using gives me kidney pain so I discontinued using it.
My questions are as follows
Why the kidney pain?
Can anyone recommend a quality supplement of branched chain amino acids?
Would a general overall amino acid supplement be good idea? (not just branched chain)
I still use CG for sports (tennis squash and racquetball) and times I have to be at my sharpest like speaking engagements, important meetings, etc.
For sports it helps with focus, coordination, endurance and quickness. I will ALWAYS play better with it. Before I'd take it if the game was going to be tough and close for the edge. Now I just always take it before I play.
For business meetings, speaking etc it helps me think and speak better, faster and keeps me alert and engaged. And it takes very little to have the effect. Swishing around a teaspoon for 30 second before swallowing is more than enough.
Yes, it was well worth it! A lot of the negativity and the leaddenness lifted. There is no change in the diabetes symptoms, the brainfog is still there, and the insomnia comes and goes, but I am much free-er to chase the heavy metals out and parasite cleanse.
This year has definately been a shift in the patterns, been using essential oils and herbs, and much of the depression has been lifting. I use nutritional therapy here and there.
Thank you, I do feel indeed that things are becoming more balanced. My prayer life has been developing a huge amount, not just the health, and it's been the best encouragement to continue on~
A year ago I had my blood taken... My mercury was high from Amalgam and candida was off charts...
I'm 28 right now... 29 end of december
I'm fit, but used to party way too much and have had too many rounds of antibiotics/anti inflammatory steroids/etc...
This is my plan please input if you think I'm gonna do it wrong...
Will mainly be eating greens, very low carb, no sugar, no alcohol, very clean, anti candida diet.
Debating: Baking Soda
high potency probiotics
Probiotic coconut yogurt
Aloe 1 Utopia-Silver (2-4 ounce a day)
Youngevity or prodovite supplements
profase enzymes/interfase enzymes
biopure cistus incanus
biopure green bee propulus
biopure edta/parasite suppositories at night
tons of sun chlorella
biopure ecklonia cava
andreas flax seed oil, 5 seed oil, black cumin oil
blessed seed black seed oil
(possible high dose ozone I.V. injections for 5 days on 2 days off (10 days total)
clean R/O water
Youngevity ultimate Selenium
Already been taking 50 mg Lugols with cofactors, sole, selenium, etc... for about 2 or more months now
Will exercise cardio/lifting almost every day
infrared sauna sweets nearly daily
ground up flax
organic/free range everything
braggs apple cider vinegar
perfect amino supplement to go raw/fish only diet for first week or two
lots of chlorella! spirullina!
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I am sharing my personal success story on lowering my blood pressure. I know how hard it is to find something that actually works!
My blood pressure had gotten as high as 280/180. Even after doctors' medications it still bounced back regularly to 195/115. After trying several medications to get it down safely until I could fix the problem, I found 5mg lisinopril taken before bed to be the safest and most effective.
I started taking 500mg Serracor once a day to clean out my arteries. I used the Dr. Natura Colonix program for three months to clean out my colon. After I was cleaned out, I kept the Dr. Natura Kleritea on hand to take it as needed. In my first three weeks of taking Serracor and the Colonix program, I lost 35 lbs and I wasn't even trying to lose weight. But losing weight was important in the long run. I have learned to stop eating by 3 PM and eat all the food I need between waking and 3 PM. This is important so that the body is not heavily processing food during sleep.
I started walking 20 minutes a day on the treadmill, and up to 60 minutes when I have the time. This is really important. Normal walking doesn't give the body quite the workout as a steady pace at 3.3 mph. I also stretch my back every morning upon waking. I'll lay on top of my bed and bend my body over with the goal of placing my face between my ankles. I couldn't do it at first, but several years later I can plant my face flat on the bed between my ankles within a minute after rising. This stretching not only relaxes the nerves and muscles around the spine, but it also makes the back very strong. After stretching, I lay on my back and lift my legs straight up while slightly lifting my head and then lay out flat again. I do this 30 times, although I could only do it five times when I started. After lifing my legs straight up, I then lift my knees toward my chin while slightly lifting my head. I do this 30 times, but again I could only do it 5 times a day when I started. These exercises pump the lymph nodes near the groin and prevent a lot of diseases. They build up strength in the back, and they massage the internal organs. They are very invigorating and make it easier to pump blood through the body, which is essential to lowering blood pressure. During the day, the arms also need to swing widely for at least 15 minutes. This pumps the lymph nodes under the armpits, which are also very important.
Meditation became a regular part of my daily routine for several years, and it helped to lower my blood pressure. However, life can make a meditation routine difficult to maintain. Using a TENS unit on the neck helped release clots from my arteries when I felt pressure building in my head, but this could be dangerous if the clots are too big. Exercise harder for several days before using a TENS unit as it dissolves some of the clot. TENS units can also increase blood flow in legs and arms. Put the pads over sore areas and operate at 8 Hz for 15 minutes at each painful location.
I also cut down my red meat to twice a month, eat salmon once a week, eat a variety of vegetables from my own garden, drink lots of tea made with herbs from my garden, make my own vitamins from vegetables and herbs from my garden, eat probiotic foods and drinks including kim chi, fermented beverages, and Greek yoghurt. Very important, I cut out the salt shaker. I used Himalayan pink salt for a while, but even that salt raises the blood pressure. It took me several years before I realized that many salts are just as bad, and they show up in many brands of bottled water. Don't drink water with calcium chloride or potassium chloride added. These are salts, too, and also constrict the organs and arteries. I have found that many supplements don't work either because they are highly processed or contain fillers. To fix this, I now grow all my own plants, dry them, powder them, and put them in capsules, myself.
I take MSM and glucosamine and took it in high doses due to an injury I sustained 12 years ago. I had to cut it down to the minimum dosage because the MSM also has the property of constricting the arteries.
One herb/vegetable that I consume daily is dandelion. I grow them in my yard and dry them so I can make tea during the winter. I also eat them fresh added to salads, cook them as roots and greens, and make tea from the fresh herb. Dandelions have a perfect balance of organic calcium, potassium, and other minerals needed by the heart. I don't know why dandelions are not a staple food of the human diet. They are incrediblly nutritious to the heart and completely non-toxic.
Even after doing all the above, after ten years my blood pressure was still borderline hypertension. Then I started taking a hot soaking bath each day. This was the final key to brining down my blood pressure. Get the water as hot as you can take it and soak for about an hour. The warm, wet heat penetrates the body and relaxes the arteries throughout the system. After seven days of hot soaking (and everything else I mentioned), my blood pressure finally dropped from 140/88 to 126/77.
My personal observation is that hypertension is partly psychological. Certain types of intense thinking, like computer programming, and focusing intensely on solving problems, tend to stiffen the arteries. The mind and body need activities that help them to remain fluid and flexible. A hot soaking bath on a regular basis can temporarily fix the problems caused by a stiff lifestyle, but the solution to hypertension is a complete rejuvenation of the entire body/mind system. I am 56, btw.
This is a synopsis of my effort to lower blood my blood pressure naturally and it took me 12 years to get here. I stopped using Lisinopril over six months ago when my blood pressure had returned to normal. I take no commercial medications at all. To keep my blood pressure low requires a steady commitment to diet, exercise, good thinking, and good living.
I am generally pretty skeptical of energy supplements. I've tried a lot and none of them have really worked. But this summer I found this pill called energy 4 Life. It's caffeine free and actually reduces stress in a completely natural way. It's one of the best pills i've tried and I would highly recommend.
PZ, sorry for the 'barb tinged' humor. I just saw the new Ted Rall cartoon and it kind of fired me up and then I noticed your reply which gave me a temporary bout of Mental Agita.
I think you are overthinking the basic situation and are also in error on your proposition re heavy metals,(tho you will find that mentioned in the strictly assuming extrapolative literature, Dr Jacops states that there is no research evidence of metal deposits from the DMSO/Sulfur group being deposited in brain tissue). (Do let me know if and why you might still think I am in error here).
Spreading toxins, whoa, sounds dangerous. Lets see, toxins already present, hm? If already present they already are a problem, unless stored in the liver, where they only slowly leak out and denigrate the systems functioning (wouldn't want to give that faucet handle a twist now would we. or would we?)
If already present, let them be diluted and spread so as to be exposed for their removal by natural processes. DMSO will actually chelate and clean more than pollute, and after binding as a sulfite compound, will then be expunged by our system within 12 hours.
Ohhhh, so if you have a commercial ointment on your skin, and THEN YOU USE DMSO on top of that, FDA approved (so it must be very safe), commercial ointment-------------? (Pretty dorky move wouldn't you say?) Your talking to the crowd logic of why to be fearful of an alternative treatment. (How more often are we injured by the dull knife rather than a sharpened one?)
(and the angst driven rebuttle is how electing another right winger is somehow worse than the emotionaly infantile candidate).
Have patience, the process is slow for a reason grasshopper.
If you take Iodine, your hypothalamus thinks there is too much thyroid hormone (Which contains iodine) so it reduces thyroid releasing hormone so the pituatary makes less thyroid stimulating hormone so your thyroid makes less thyroid hormone so... you get tired...