I've been very busy with school lately so I haven't really been coming to the forum like I used too, but I believe if you take golden seal long enough it will help. I took goldenseal for 3 months and some. The mitamins I was taking had it in it. Once I ran out of my 3 month supply of mitamins I started taking Bromelian, acidolphilus, (with potato starch and bacteral cultures, no milk) digestive enzymes, magnesium (500mg) and B vitamins, along with a multiple vitamin. About a week and a half ago I started having a funny unsual smell. I stopped everything but the golden seal. I came to the forum one night last week (late after doing some home work) and I read what was written about what taking too much golden seal can do. I stopped it immediately.(thank God I read what you guys were saying, the information helped me a lot).
I did some research and read on a site that taking golden seal much too long can poison your system (so I know it does help to take breaks from it ) when I stopped taking it and the funny smell went a way, it had started about 2 weeks ago). I only noticed this smell after taking golden seal for 5 months. (although I did have a fecal odor problem which is the reason why I was taking it) I have had no odor since I stopped taking it. I have been taking my other supplements though. I don't know if it was starting to poison my system after taking it as long as I did (3xs a day) for 5 months, but the smell I was having was very loud and almost like a GI bleed (so if anyone who is taking golden seal start to have these symptoms your body could be trying to tell you that your body has had enough of it)
Even at work I have noticed no smell and I work around a lot of vents in the hospital that blow a lot of cold air. In the past when I couldn't smell myself at home I was able to smell myself there, and even going downstairs for my mail I could smell if the odor was still present and being outside (especially now since it's getting colder. Years ago someone from a health food store recommended goldenseal to me, (that more than 15 years ago) I too it for a while and stopped because I didn't think it was helping me (I didn't know about supplements then) So I believe it did help me while I was taking it, It does something for the stomach and does strenghten the immune system. God bless..
First of all I am a nursing student, and the person who was rude to you shouldn't have been, they have rude people out there (I know they are in the hospitals too) but that is every where you go. I've worked at the hospital for 7 years and it has not been easy. (I've gone through my situation for more than twenty years,) When people would look at me on the train I would ignore them and read my Bible or a magazine. Some of the doctors would stare but I would just continue doing my work and pray for God's grace. The hospital job I have now was the longest job I had. In the past I had a lot of jobs as a PCT. I just didn't think others would be kind to me at a new place so I stayed and I was tired of going from place to place. But I also have friends at the hospital who seemed to understand.
Yes there has been isolation and years of tears and depression( and being misunderstood by family) The lord told someone in church, a pastor to tell me that he was going to heal me but that was a few years ago so you can imagine how let down I felt when it didn't happen right away, I had even limited my church going because I felt embarassed being around people, and then I realized I would have to do something in order for God to move, and I did. I prayed and asked for guidance as what to use. But even getting these things I would still have my doubts because it took longer than I thought. I knew if God said it it was going to Happen! That what kept me going and to not give up. That was also why I said I would keep everyone posted on my progress as I went along.
I started looking into enzymes and supplements that I felt could help me. Everyone in this forum knows my fight and how desperate I have been in trying new things. Some worked and some didn't. If I sound like my walk has been a light one it's only because of God's grace, he said he was going to take it away and he did. I was talked about behind my back at work but,after learning about different things I would tell the nurses and that I couldn't eat certain things, I had a problem in my gut that needed to be fixed, and they seemed to understand. We would get patients who had ailments that made them smell so they seemed to understand. It was hard for me because I was always smiling on the outside but crying in the inside. I never really thought this was a problem that wouldn't go away until I stumbled upon the TMAU forum after seeing it on Tyra Banks and then I started doing more investigating. No one ever would talk to me in the TMAU forum or answer my questions so I came to the this forum.
What Finally Helped Me:
I took Mitamins for body odor. They send you enough for 3 months.They have the regular formula for BODY ODOR and the ADVANCED FORMULA for FECAL BODY ODOR. regular BO formula contains: Goldenseal (100mg), Lactabacillus Acidolphilus(100mg) 100mg Bromelian and 100mg of Chlorphyll. The advanced formula has a little more of the ingredients of each: Bromelian (500mg) (250mg)goldenseal,(200mg) lactobacillus acidolphilus,)and (chlorophyll(300mg) when I ran out of the regular formula I just purchased all the ingredients seperate but I didn't really use the chlorphyll much and that's how I got rid of my fecal body odor. I also purchase digestive enzymes. When the guy said that he had taken goldenseal I knew I was on the right track.
While taking the mitamins I purchased other things but I still kept taking the Mitamins because I was able to tolerate other foods but not much meat and sweets. I learned that Chlorphyll : Detoxes the liver, Bromelian: helps break down meat and other proteins in the body, Lactobacillus Acidolphilis: help the digestive flora, and the Goldenseal: helped strengthen the immune system and does something for the stomach. Some have taken goldenseal and stoped because of the odor, I never took it by itself, I always took either the Mitamins or a probiotic with it.
The odor is gone, in my body and I no longer have bad breath. I still take the Bromelian,the Lactobacillus Acidolphilis,and the digestive enzymes, but no goldenseal. So if you think I'm making it sound glorified I don't mean too. When I was going through this I just chose to keep my suffering personal that's all, When I cried I would do it at home in prayer to God or when I was by myself. I didn't want to add to some of what the others were already sharing about themselves. I prayed that God would too show them what to do too. Some may say what if the smell comes back? Well I doubt it but if it does then I'll know what to take then. While taking mitamins and the other things I still would use colon cleanse about 4 days a month for cleansing.
If you are interested here is the website: http://www.mitamins.com/ They go by the name Vitanic now.
For those with high blood pressure you may want tobe careful taking the advanced Mitamins (I could only take a couple a day)You go there and click on ALL for the ailments and check Body Odor and both formulas will come up, pick the advanced and you will see them. I just went for straight BO because I felt other ingredients would lessen the ingredients. These ingredients can be purchased seperately but I saved money getting the formula. I just hope I am able to help someone else with their problem too. I'm not saying this will help everyone, but there were no Naturapaths in my insurance group to help me or any in my area. That was going to my next step if this didn't help. You can pay with monthly payments but need a debit or credit card. I'm sorry to write so much but when I was told that I'm making fecal odor sound gloried I felt compelled to tell my story.
I didn't have those problems but no matter what I ate I would smell like fecal. Do you have hemrroids? I have a friend going through something similar to your situation. But I had fecal odor and I was constipated allthe time. I had to use stool softners and colon cleanse. But have you tried a regime yet? I had fecal odor since late 1998 until now. Even after using the bathroom I still smelled of feces. I remember I was working in nursing home. I was always calling off sick. Even at the hospital I was calling off a lot. My supervisor is a Chistian so she was very understanding. One job I had the supervisor didn't like me and she let me go because she said I called off too much. But I dreaded going to work, it was just so much stress. But I believe if you try those supplements Two of us have used goldenseal with results, step out on faith. You will get better. My odor started when I was 19 years of age. I'm 46 now, go figure. And I had understanding boyfriends, can you believe it? I thought they were nuts for wanting to be with me. I guess I had one heck of a personality!
No I'm not from NYC I am in Chicago, I've never set foot in NYC a day in my life, so no you never talked to me. But I'm thinking of moving there or CA because they pay nurses really nice there. If you want a quick fix there is none. It won't happen overnight.The thing is when I used the regular mitamins I wanted to stop but something told me to continue,and I did because I was able to tolerate other foods. I finished the whole bottle because the smell was getting much better. Then I brought the ingredients seperate. The chlorphyll wasn't all the best so I stopped using it. But I used Lactobacillus Acidolphillus(with bacterial cultures and potato starch) and Goldenseal with Cayenne, Bromelian and digestive enzymes. But before my supplements came I had ordered the advanced Mitamins for fecal odor.(because my order took too long for my other supplements ) I didn't take many, but since they all came at the same time I decided to take the other stuff before the Advanced Mitamins. I took Goldenseal/Cayenne, and probiotics, and the Bromelian by itself,and the digestive enzymes for about another month more and thats when the breakthrough came. I took a few of the advanced and that was it.
I believe taking goldenseal as long as I did it helped my strengthen my immune system and Cayenne is a healer for stomach problems.And if you really have done your homework you would know that the chlorphyll in the Mitamins helps cleanse the liver. In the past using ACV made my smell worse after a a couple of days of using it, but everyone is different.
You do what you feel you need to do. I only know what worked for me. I've stopped taking the Goldenseal/Cayenne but still take my other supplements. I now can eat what I want with no problem. I am eating more veggies. I am still odor free. I just take my digestive enzymes and probiotics after meals and the Bromelian before meals. I'm human and make mistakes just like everyone else,haven't you made mistakes too? When trying new things I kept people posted. However you are entittled to your opinion.
I don't want to get into an arguments about what works and what dosen't. When taking the Mitamins the smell seemed to have gotten worse for me before it got better but I continued, they did have other ingredients in them as well for thyroid, with the BO formula. Even when taking them I tried other things because I wasn't too sure. I don't claim to be a healer. I'm not worried about what didn't work for me is in the past, I'm sticking with what does work now. All I know is I no longer have BB or BO. Even in the mourning I don't even have morning breath. As an old friend of mine used to say used to say the proof in the pudding. I don't expect everyone to agree. Some people use different things. I just hope I was able to help someone else. Didn't someone else get healed using Goldenseal? Hmmm.
No I have one porcelan filling, but I got that last year so that is not my problem. I read that people with silver filling should take something to detox the liver at times. Ever since I was a little girl I was a addicted to sugar and was always eating cookies and sweets because my mom always baked cakes and pies. The only time I ever ate fruit was when they gave to us us at school or at Xmas time. I used creams like Ambi in the past but I had already had the problem. I believe my poor eating habits contributed to this problem. I mean I used to eat cans of cake frosting at home, I believe my problem also had to do something with leaky Gut because I had problems with Candida,acid reflux, lactose intolerant problems, and IBS. But for years I ate unhealthy because of the addiction. But anyway here is the info you wanted.
The products I take are as follows:
Bromelian (NOW)500mg (2000 GDU)
Natures's Way Magnesium Complex 500mg
Lactobacillus Acidophilus- (Non Dairy,lactobacillus acidophilus,potato starch, and bacterial cultures) This combats Candida and flatuence, and stomach bacteria problems, all you need is 1 or 2 a day before or with meals. No refrigeration needed. It takes away stomach bacteria and yeast infections. You can order it directly from their website, they also have the powder formula. http://www.healthherbs.com/search.php?q=acidophilus&x=45&y=14
Digestive Enzymes- Nature's way Enzyme Active 410mg(Broad Spectrum)It has all the ezymes like: protese,Lactase,Invertase,Lipase,Amylase,beet
Natures's Way Goldenseal 500mg or Natures's Way Goldenseal/Cayenne 500mg
I really don't want to recommend the Goldenseal with Cayenne because if taken it should only be taken for a very short time like 2 weeks. Because this Goldenseal is stronger because of the Cayenne. It had me smelling funny after taking it for 4 weeks because of the Cayenne,but it worked. It was starting to cause erosive problems in my stomach because of acid reflux and that was why I was smelling funny before I stopped taking it.(I took it too long but it did help.) So if you have (HEARBURN,GASTRITIS,HEARTBURN, HIATAL HERNIA, GALLSTONES) Do not take Goldenseal/Cayenne. I also took a multiple vitamin.
All these items can be ordered form http://www.herbalremedies.com
or from another place like vitamin Shoppe or www.omnisupplements.com. I hope this helps. In the meantime take your mitamins until they come. At Herbalremedies and Omni everything is cheap. The other place their products are a little expensive depending on what you buy.
I Also there is the Advanced Mitamins for fecal odor.