Pau d'arco for leaky gut: I have this but have never tried it. I believe that this is an antifungal agent and its mode of action is to kill the candida which is the presumed cause of leaky gut. About six months ago I started taking YeastZyme made by Advanced Naturals. This is an enzyme preparation which has no side effects in itself, and kills candida by dissolving the cellulose cell wall which purportedly yeast cells almost uniquely have. You must take it on an empty stomach at bedtime. You start on 1/2 capsule and slowly work up to three capsules nightly. I experienced a severe die off reaction characterized by marked excessive need for sleep and occasional headaches relieved by antihistamines. After about 4 to 6 weeks the die-off reactions dissipated and I continue to take the enzymes without side effects. To me this seems like the most elegant way to deal with candida. I would think that Pau d'arco would then be unnecessary but I could be wrong.
Milk Thistle: I took this daily before my successful flush. After the flush while I was spewing out sludge and stones the milk thistle made me ill so I stopped it. I suspect that the liver was telling me to hold off until the sludge expulsion was finished and then start again. I can only speculate as to why.
Tumeric, Coconut Milk, Ginger, and Cayenne: I am familiar with all of these but am unsure as to how to use them. Can you give us more specific recipes?
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