I started the drink and baths a few weeks ago and admit I'm a little frustrated trying to find the correct ratios and the exact items to use for my body.
For the baths I've always used epsom salt and hydrogen peroxide. The baking soda worsened my yeast infection so I changed to the pickling lime. And sometimes ACV. The baths feel good though I'm not noticing any energy from them and generally feel very tired after. It also seems to increase my pain dramatically within about 45 minutes after the bath. I am finishing them with cold water and also spraying with hydrogen peroxide after.
Second... I'm really struggling with the drinks. I have tried it with a lot of pickling lime, medium amount and a small amount. I use the recommmended amount of BSM and lemon and a large pinch of epsom salt. Doing both of these protocols I became very swelled up and bloated. I was gaining weight like crazy (a pound a day at least) and I also became very gassy. It helped to reduce the pickling lime and a few times I did the drink without it. The lemon seems to help reduce the bloating and gas. ACV obviously has a similar affect as the lemon. When I stopped the pickling lime and just took a plant based calcium my weight began to regulate again. Is my digestion not handling the alkalinity of the pickling lime well? What would be your suggestion? Also does lemon make the body more acidic? I thought lemon and ACV helped make the body alkaline and yet they are used as acids in the drink. Can someone explain this concept for me? It confuses me a bit. My concern is that either the epsom salt or the pickling lime is making me very gassy or maybe both. Should I just go slower with it or is this a common thing that happens to some people?
One other key piece of information for you is that I have had a gastric bypass so my digestion is impaired that way.