You may be able to sell some of your grapefruit leaves to beekeepers. There is current research g...
You may be able to sell some of your grapefruit leaves to beekeepers. There is current research going on with using the leaves in their smokers. Apparently it is very effective against some of the mite infestations. Talk with your local beekeepers, they may be interested.
Shortly after I wrote the previous two replies, I read Hv more thoroughly and decided that he seem...
Shortly after I wrote the previous two replies, I read Hv more thoroughly and decided that he seemed more authoritative than Gutsense, so I started following Hv's nutritional recommendations instead of Gutsense. Constipation is what led me to try Gutsense in the first place a few months ago. About a week later I read Hv's critique of Gutsense, so I soon switched from the Gutsense nutrition to Hv's. The slippery elm bark capsules that Hv recommended for constipation kept my bowel movements fairly painfree, but I kept having hard stools. Since they were small stools, they weren't a significant problem. They weren't painful and didn't cause any bleeding. They also didn't leave poop behind on my anus, so maybe that's the natural consistency. But I did always have to strain a little.
Then I ran out of slippery elm caps about a month ago. Then over two weeks ago I got severe constipation. The stools were hard but clumped together and were very difficult to expel. I had to use my finger to dig out the stools. I inserted a suppository and I guess that helped a little, but I still had to dig out the stools until finally all the hard ones were out, then soft stools above them came out easily.
So I got some flax seeds to replace the slipper elm. But yesterday I had about the same problem and it was even a little worse yesterday. There was bleeding both times. So I intend to get slippery elm bark caps again today. My bowel movement this morning was much better, but the stools are still fairly hard, just not as clumped together. I had no food since yesterday, except banana blended with a lot of water. I'm afraid to eat like I normally did.
Two days ago I had some carob powder with a small meal and that seems to be a possible cause of the constipation. I'm not sure though. I read yesterday that constipation is sometimes a symptom of hypothyroidism and I do have some symptoms of that, especially cold hands. When I checked my temperature each morning for a few days about 20 years ago, my average temperature was 97.6 or so, which Hv has said is the lowest normal level. So I guess I don't have it severely. He said hypothyroidism can be due to adrenal exhaustion, so I've been following his nutritional guidelines for the adrenals, which is Amla berries and Rice bran etc. But I need to get more Amla berries today too. I'm a little concerned that the Rice bran may help harden my stools. I'm not sure if it's best for stools to be hard or soft, but it's definitely not good for hard stools to clump together.
"Using comparative microbiome profiling of a cohort of CRS patients and healthy subjects, we demonstrate that the sinus microbiota of CRS patients exhibits significantly reduced bacterial diversity compared with that of healthy controls.
In our cohort of CRS patients, multiple, phylogenetically distinct lactic acid bacteria were depleted concomitant with an increase in the relative abundance of a single species, Corynebacterium tuberculostearicum.
We recapitulated the conditions observed in our human cohort in a murine model and confirmed the pathogenic potential of C. tuberculostearicum and the critical necessity for a replete mucosal microbiota to protect against this species. Moreover, Lactobacillus sakei, which was identified from our comparative microbiome analyses as a potentially protective species..."
have reviewed information on this device and almost everything is based on testimonials, a method ...
have reviewed information on this device and almost everything is based on testimonials, a method used in sales and especially where there is lack of much evidence. this technology is supposed to help with heart disease, prostate disease, knee osteoarthritis and kidney stones, back pain??? really? it is expensive and we all know the story about "if it seems too good to be true". have heard of no reliable sources recommending this device. if it worked there should be a money back guarantee which is not advertised as available. yes, if you tried everything and nothing works then give it a try? here is a sure try: try more research and donating your $150 to medical research on the problem.
just voicing my opinion, which is there is i do not believe it works for anything except perhaps as a placebo for some. would love to hear of more evidence, like large double blind trials for a year or so.
Re: lecithin reaction and schizophrenia and skitzo-bread
You are right Soy Lecithin, and Lecithin found in other sources is related to the problem. Schizophrenia they believe is caused by four separate possible illnesses (or broken into four groups.) It's my humble opinion that the cause of schizophrenia for one of these groups is a brain allergy to lecithin, dairy products, and others. To see details please search and read for skitzo-bread on google Avoiding these foods has been able to totally change my life. NOTE: It is very hard to avoid lecithin, it's in everything from soy to vegetable oil, candy, dried fruit, supplements, wheat, eggs. All documented there to help folks suffering from this problem essentially come close to a cure for themselves.