When I had kidney pain I found it very helpful to cleanse them by drinking a quart of freshly squeezed lemon juice with some honey and fresh ginger slices along with an 1/8 tsp of cayenne. This mixture will cleanse the kidneys. Doing this cleanse for a week will get your kidneys working better. Also Dr Christopher's kindey formula will help detoxify and get the kidneys functioning on a higher level.
You should not abuse with Diflucan, because it is quite hard on the kidney, it has side effects and can dammage the kidney. you should limit the use of Diflucan, because it is nephrotoxic. you should use natural products to combat the beast.
I have found the best way to get rid of systemic candida is to detox heavy metals first and then candida dies off on its own. This has been my exerience.
Diflucan didnt work for me i was resistent. And it is harsh on the liver and i bleieve that candida will just come back when you come off it anyway as you havent addressed the reason why candida is there in the first place- heavy metals, especially copper toxicity.
Just joined Cure Zone, not sure what i am doing here (technically speaking - i hope this message gets up). There seems to be a wealth of knowledge on this site and i wonder if i could pick someones brains. I have Hep c - for 35 years, but an underlying condition of Alpha 1 Anti Trypsin Deficiency - just diagnosed. Genetic. Stops anti trypsin from getting from liver into blood stream where it supports production of white blood cells. Have always lived very healthily as i have not been able to do anything else - hep c contraction was from an accident when 19. So i have had interferon - unsucessful. I have also had detected moderate amounts of Blastocystis Hominis - a very difficult parasite to get rid of. By all accounts i have a very poor chance of anything really, health, long life. However, i am convinced that heavy metals are a factor. As i had a kidney infection young, have had many immunisations from migrating. I have no amalgams and never have had. I'm currently off all grains fruits starch etc - again. I note that Burt Berkson has used very high doses of ALA for tmt of liver conditions with great success - 600mgs per day with selenium and milk thistle. So then i read that Andy Cutler says "NO!" 15 mgs ALA at a time every three hours. No cilantro or chorella. CONFUSED! I also can't work out which ALA - so i got the Thorne Brand - sodium R- Lipoic Acid, as this is the most natural. Can anyone tell me How has Dr Berkson had such brilliant results using something that reportedly releases vast amounts of heavy metals in patients that have extremely compromised livers?!? Thanks in anticipation.
I don't know anything about treatments for Hep C or your genetic problem.
I realize that people accept treatments that will cause medium-long term damage in order to fight an imminent, serious medical problem.
For example, people accept chemotherapy that causes secondary cancers and so many other problems in order to try to survive for another year. ( I'm not arguing for the use of horrible chemotherapy over the alternatives, I'm just providing an example )
So I understand if you choose to roll the dice with lipoic acid because you have a life threatening condition.
However I'll present some of the reasons Cutler advises against the infrequent dosing of ALA and share a few other thoughts.
It seems you have low exposure to mercury--Hg--but some people had a significant exposure that they are not aware of. For example, the person moved into an apartment shortly after an Hg thermometer was broken and cleaned up improperly in the bed room carpet.
We all know that some foods hang around in the body longer than others. For example we know that eating a steak dinner is going to provide longer lasting energy than a handful of candy.
This issue is important for chelation because the chelators don't hold onto Hg very tightly.
They'll kick up Hg from a part of the body that is not very vulnerable to it. Then after levels of chelator drop, the Hg has an opportunity to find a new binding site, possibly one of the very vulnerable parts of the body--brain, liver, thyroid, adrenals, etc.
So by taking LA frequently enough, you increase the odds that a molecule of Hg kicked up by one dose of LA will be escorted to the liver or kidneys by a molecule of chelator in the next dose.
You really want to avoid that "redistribution" of Hg to the most vulnerable organs. You also want to avoid having Hg bouncing around in the body damaging cell membranes along the way.
We need a balance of mobilization and excretion of Hg.
A fairly standard concept in pharmacology is dosing according to the half-life of the substance. How long does it take for levels of the medication to be reduced to half?
In the case of oral alpha lipoic acid, Cutler says the half life is around 3 hrs. That will vary somewhat from person to person.
I'm one of the sensitive folks who found that dosing every 2 hrs during the day and 2.5 or so at night is worth the extra effort. My head feels much clearer and I don't have the "tingly", mild headache in the 30 min before the next dose.
Taking DMSA or especially DMPS along with LA tends to reduce the side effects of LA. They work in the blood stream, not the organs, to clear out the Hg removed from the organs by LA. You are trying to help the Hg to move out of the body while being escorted by the chelator rather than have it bounce around wreaking havoc.
The rule of thumb in the Cutler detox group is that getting a reaction to taking LA suggests that Hg is involved. It will be interesting to see how you tolerate 25mg doses.
Since you are sick I strongly suggest that you try a round of LOW DOSE Cutler detox with LA and see how you react to it rather than roll the dice with a HUGE dose.
A very close female friend had a very bad reaction to taking a 100 mg dose daily for 10 days in the months after Amalgam removal. She was an emotional and intellectual mess and it took at least a year of additional low dose detox to just recover from the setback. Prior to that she had been getting nice early gains from 5mg doses of DMPS--AC protocol.
Cutler strongly recommends that people take generous amounts of other antioxidants--Vit C & E, etc--for additional protection while kicking up Hg.
You might want to do some rounds with DMPS before introducing LA to clear out the blood stream. Given your situation I'd avoid DMSA. It has a reputation for being tough on the immune system although I did okay on it for my lead problem.
There have been so many reports in the detox groups from people who struggled to tolerate small doses and other reports from those who had major setbacks when taking larger doses. Usually they were people who still had remaining Amalgam or had lots of Hg symptoms.
I'll include some examples below.
My impression is that doctors are somewhat blinded by their treatments or revenue from them. Furthermore, people with an Hg problem are so often stress intolerant. They are not the type to go back to the doctor after an adverse reaction and pick a fight. The'll run from the doctor and he'll never hear about the reaction.
There is yet another option. 75mg doses every three hours will provide 600mg per day.
Quite frankly there are not many people in the detox groups who say they can tolerate such doses in the early months of detox; however, maybe you don't have a Hg problem and so you'll not notice much.
Warning: a few people get a bit of a high on lipoic acid, at least in the beginning. A close friend and I do not but I've heard the reports from long time members of detox groups who I've come to respect. I think cutler had that experience himself.
Dr Dan Pompa who had a substantial Hg problem and used a variation of Cutler protocol for three years said in an interview that it takes some people even 6 months to realize that incorrect use of ALA is having adverse effects.
I'd expect these effects to be in the areas of stress tolerance, coordination, intellectual ability, but could also involve many other symptoms. Hg affects so many systems in the body. Unfortunately so many people are not aware of the potential side effects of LA kicking up Hg and so they would not correlate the two.
I'm not pretending to know what you should do but I certainly admire you for trying to do your homework. I empathize with your situation and hope you find something helpful.
Thank you so much Joe for taking the time to share your knowledge. Its such great support, as one of the problems i have is that my brain has gone to mush. You have explained it very simply - and what i propose to do then, is to try the small doses and just see what kind of effect it has. One clue i had from the past is that when i tried taking lipoid acid in the dose suggested by Berkson quite a while ago, i only did it for a week, and then i stopped because my kidneys started to hurt, but apart from that i felt so much better and my digestive system was so improved. But the kidney pain was concerning, and i guess now in retrospect a sign that what Cutler has cautioned against was happening? Also possibly a sign that i have a mercury problem. Theoretically i guess, if you have little or no mercury in your body (probably a rare beast) then you would be able to tolerate higher doses of ALA and not have to adhere to the half life cycle? I spent hours researching Klinghardts work, only now to find that he has a very cavalier approach. These guys are so convincing! One thing they all seem to agree on though is that heavy metals are a big problem. I am so mentally challenged and at times desperate that i Kling on to things in hope. I can't thank you enough - because its a minefield out there - :)
And having discovered the NAC/Thistle/SAM-e protocol these have literally turned me around the corner. it's been suggested to add Curcimin but here is my issue.
It absolutely floors me with symptoms like none other of the above do. Normally I would just cut it out but it's literally the only thing that has helped me with my years of ED. It immediately improves my ED and so I want to take it.
Unfortunately however and after taking it I notice these symptoms:
- first usage > frequent urination despite not drinking that much water
- sluggishness, increased lethargy
- underye circles return
- skin turns more pale
- irritability and anger
- unable to think clearly
- non-restful sleep
- loose upper body develops
- more rounded, caved face
I can't for the life of me figure out what it's doing to cause this. It's almost immediate after taking a pill or two.
Is it dehydration is it detox overload is it something else? I am susceptible to dehydration due to my CFS.
I am trying to find an integrative healing center for my sister who has cirrhosis. I cannot figure out the correct search terms to find such a place. If anyone can point me to the correct terms or an actual reputable center, I would be very grateful.
Hello, five days ago my 13 year old boy was diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC). They have found sludge in his common bile duct which caused the jaundice two days prior to diagnosis. Upper Endoscope cleared the sludge, but the changes in the bile duct system suggests PSC. Now another ERCP, colonoscopy and liver biopsy is suggested, however the possibility to cause more harm during procedure, anesthesia twice in 14 days, and going through the above mentally is scary.
Is any of the cleansing: parasite, bowel, etc. gentle enough with gall bladder, common bile duct deformities? Thank you.
Many many people with parasites have bile issues. In this case, they are starting with PSC.
Doctors often have problems diagnosing illnesses, especially when one turns yellow. I worked with one such fellow for half a year, he went from place to place. We went full bore on supplementing all aspects of liver performance. There are ways to increase bile production, and ultimately not only did he return to the flesh, but isolated his issue. He lost 40 lbs in the process. Bile salt is poorly recycled in the body. Diarrhea causes these critical substances to be lost, and the body goes into crisis easily.
A diagnosis of PSC means a blockage.
This is a large category, with many possibilities.
I would tend to let them get to the next level, but get a copy of every report and read it.
Make sure you let them know they can be honest and tell the full story of what they know at every stage.
Sugar is great for Candy, but has a limited role in making informed decisions.
Do the two have a connection? I see a past history on here shows some people have had spider veins from candida but I can't find a lot of info. My veins have been very blue snd noticeable for a few months now since the candida symtoms started. Since I've noticed broken capillaries on my face and on my ankle. My legs had one of two but now my one leg has quite a few maybe 5 or so and also what looks like a varicose vein. The vein is not painful but it is like buldging some and twisted. Again, no psin just unsightly. It isn't that big but it's very annoying. Can candida be the cause and would it be because candida overworks the liver?
There definately is some connection, for parasites as well as candida. One of my very first symptoms was raised blue veins in my feet and after a hot shower i could see every vein in my torso and back which never happened before the parasites.
Thanks for the reply. Are they gone now? Did you just have blue veins or spider veins as well? I have both. If they are gone do you mind sharing how you cured them? I know I have candida and parasites are very possible as well.
I had big buldging blue veins and when i took a shower in hot water you could see all the veins in my back and abdomen. I have no clue what specific med got rid of them cause i took so many meds. Alot of prazi and ivermectin the most.
Spider veins have something to do with the Paratyroid gland.
Also bile is necessary to absorb the fats you consume and these vitaminks K, Calcium need fat to be absorbed. So when then bile flow is bad you get these spider veins as you get vitamink k and calcium deficiency cause you cannot absorb it. Bile also kills fungus and parasytes, so an overgrowth can ocurr when bile is not present cause of liver and gallblader stones.
Spider veins also indicate acidosis, and candida feed on acid forming foods like bread and sugar.
I'd suggest that you not fret over it. Literature available on the internet may suggest and provide you with quite a lot of possibilities. Candidiasis is a very common infection and affects both men and women around the world quite often. I've suffered from varicose veins for quite a while and finally decided to consult a doctor at Vaughan Vein Clinic at Thornhill as a friend had suggested that I do so. After an initial consultation and diagnosis, I was booked right away for an EVLT procedure. I was back at work in less than 2 days!
I'd suggest that you understand what is Varicose Vein and what causes Varicose Veins in the first place. If you still think that you exhibit all the symptoms to it and might have been exposed to the reasons that cause it, I'd suggest you consult a medical professional whom you can trust so as to talk about it.
My Grandma has been diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver and is currently suffering from most of the main symptoms associated with such a disease with the main concern being hepatic encephalopathy/her mental state (she currently suffers from bouts of confusion throughout the day and struggles to complete sentences). After being told by many a doctor that there is nothing further that could be done I have decided to take a pro-active approach and search elsewhere for a possible cure or way to treat the symptoms associated with the disease. I have grown up with my Grandma all my life and she means a great deal to me so I would REALLY appreciate any help or suggestions put forward by any members of this forum on how to possibly cure, treat or reverse some of the symptoms associated with this terrible illness.
Thank you very much.
There are a number of things a person can
do to prevent cirrhosis:
(1)Since the number one cause of cirrhosis
is alcohol consumption...this would mean
eliminate it or at least don't overdue it.
(2)People can develop a fatty liver from
alcohol and also from being overweight,
so eatting a healthy diet with the right kinds
of fats, like olive oil...would be good.
(3)Stay away from exposure to hazardous
chemicals. If you read the labels on them,
you will know which ones to avoid. The
main one is carbon tetrachloride.
(4) Take only medication approved by
the doctor or prescribed by him. Most
all medication go through the liver first
to be broken down before going to the
rest of the body. There are so many drugs,
even prescribed ones, that are very hard on
the liver. Liver patients are told to tell
their doctors all over the counter, herbs,
herbal teas, vitamins, mineral, muscle
building products, and medications prescribed by other doctors. They are not
to take any medication unless the doctor
weighs the pros and cons of it, cause once
the liver becomes damaged..it isn't able
to handle the drugs the same way as it used
to and can cause even more injury to the
(5) Most people know that they should wash
their hands frequently and use purell or
germ-x or some other product when they
cannot. This is to prevent not only illness,
but can sometimes prevent a virus also.
They should not eat at open salad bars where people can cough or sneeze into
them or where someone may handle
something with unclean hands. They should
also be aware that anyone who is in contact
with someone elses blood or uses a needle
they use, can contact one of the Hepatitis
virus like A,B,C,Etc.
(6) Do not eat mushrooms you pick yourself..mushrooms can cause immediate damage to the liver itself if you get a poison one.
Other causes of liver cirrhosis cannot be
prevented or at least they do not know
how to prevent them: like biliary obstruction,
gallstones, mal formation of the biliary
ducts coming from the liver, hereditary
conditions, auto immune disease.
I hope this information has been of some
help to you. The links I provided have
a wealth of information and are easy to
The symptoms of the disease cannot be
prevented. They usually appear once
the liver cells are no longer functioning well
and some of them start to die off. They
can only treat the symptoms with medication to try to control it or to ease
them...that is all. This is a very progressive
disease and the symptoms will worsen
I don't know how your Grandma is doing but I hope she's still hanging in there... my husband has cirrhosis and was hospitalized for encephalopathy at the beginning of the year, but he is doing much better now. His MELD score was 17 and just 3 months later it was a 9, thanks to alternative treatments (which were NOT suggested by doctors... we had to do our own research... thank God for the internet!). I just wanted to tell you, I learned a few things that can help. Probiotics definitely help, and can cut the risk for encephalopathy in half. If you would like to read more about this, I made a blog at healing-liver-cirrhosis.blogspot (dot com... can't post an actual link here). To see the probiotics article, you can google "Probiotics Cut Risk for Hepatic Encephalopathy in Half." The probiotics my husband takes are on sale at Costco right now. The brand is Nature's bounty, and it's $6 off. I also did a blog post on Hepatic Encephalopathy: How to avoid it (I wanted people to learn from the mistakes we made). I believe there is hope for your Grandma! Thank you for trying to help her.
What to do. current i am trying the doctor schultz plan for a liver flush.
A mri shows a giant mass over my liver ducts.
a ercp and attempt to probe show they cant poke thru my right duct but can my left. They put s stent in to relive the januce it was 40 when i went to the er it was 15 when they release me.
DR schulees lgb formula seem to have brought it down even more but didn't clear the blockage. It when they change the stent they couldn't go up the right duct. The surgeon want to do surgery and he tell me we will remove the gall bladder because it not needed. I just need to remove the blockage on the right duct.
Doctors love cutting off your GB, if it is not severely infected than you do not need to worry. Also they love putting in stents. They make a lot of money this way.
Please look at Dr. Clark protocol for Liver Flush. Taking Magnesium will also help get stone moving. Drink apple juice and eat apples everyday. Once you do one flush your health will improve. In Dr. Clark protocol you take Epsom Salt (magnesium sulphate) which widens all your ducts and so does malic acid in apples.
Do Liver Flush every two weeks. You will get most of your stones out.
Also you want to consume liver enhancing foods such as turmeric, dandelion, milk thistle, etc.
Don't let the doctors ruin your life. GB is very essential organ in digestion of fats, which is brain food.
So did he have his GB removed and then had a heart attack or after the removal?
Heart attacks are due to a lot of abuse to our body.
Nature would not have created Gall bladder if it was not necessary. Doctors just scare you. My first doctor scared me too, saying you have two floating stones less than 1/4 " in you GB, you will have to remove it.
I showed him my first Liver Flush results and flipped and told me not do this again.