Oh yes, I had systemic Candidiasis as well. I was first diagnosed with Candida in the early 90's but had issues even before that. In '93 my dermatologist started a course of Nystatin. I felt fantastic at first and had a wild reaction. The skin on my hands and feet peeled off and my arms and legs turned red. I had incredible energy though, and had never felt so great. After a few weeks of gradually increasing the dosage, I crashed. I was sicker than ever. I developed Psoriasis and had joint soreness. I had discomfort in my upper right quadrant. I went to a number of doctors and had chest x-rays, ultrasounds and a number of tests, but mainstream doctors back then wouldn't look for something like candida. They were starting to believe that it was psychosomatic, but I wouldn't give up. the summer heat would make me incredibly weak and I had no tolerance for any foods with fat. Since ultrasound had shown no sign of gallstones, and because I persisted, one of my Doctors decided to perform a gastroscopy and collect a bile sample. I was awake through the whole procedure. I was administered a drug through IV that was intended to stimulate my gall bladder to excrete bile while a sample container in my small intestine collected the sample. It didn't strike me until years later what the Doctor said after he finally pulled out the sample and showed it to me. He said that he had a difficult time collecting a decent sample. When the test results on my bile came back, he said that I tested positive for crystals in my bile and that it was possible that the crystals were causing my discomfort. He said that I could have my gall bladder removed, and that doing so may relieve my discomfort. The surgeon told me that under these circumstances, only about 5% of patients get relief from surgery, but I was desperate, and followed through with the surgery. The surgeon was right; bad idea and no relief. Big mistake! Now I had no gallbladder and was still sick. I went back to my dermatologist. I should have stuck with his program before going to other doctors. He did have me try the liver/gallbladder flush after I had crashed, and before I had my gallbladder out, but I did it halfheartedly, because I didn't believe that it was going to help. I now know that he was on the right track.
He started me on Tanalbit along with some other products, but I noticed that the Tanalbit resulted in significant improvement in my energy. I started to run in '97, because I was starting to feel much more energetic after taking Tanalbit in larger than recommended dosage. I had my ups and downs but restarting a course of Tanalbit along with cholacol and Livaplex, both liver support supplements always re-energized me. It wasn't until 2003 or so that I really started to read about The Clark Flush . Back then curezone was in its infancy. As I read about it though, it started to make sense and I recalled what the doctor had said about my bile 1) he had difficulty collecting a sample and 2) the sample contained crystals. I decided to try The Clark Flush , but I followed it to a "T".
Now comes the quantitative measurement part. I posted the following on Curezone in 2002, when I was 43 yrs old:
"Each time I run, I measure my distance and pace (minutes/mile) I have settled on 5 miles, 3 to 4 times per week and I run the same course most of the time. Each time I run, I push myself to my physical limit, trying to run faster than I did the time before. Although I have had ups and downs in terms of speed, I have never recorded a shift in speed and energy like that which occurred following the liver flushes.
During the month of August, my average speed was 7:05 per mile. During the month of September my pace dropped to 7:08 per mile. For the first four runs in October, my pace further dropped to 7:27 per mile, and I had to shorten three of the four runs from five down to four miles due to lack of energy. I had contemplated trying a Liver Flush for some time for a number of reasons and decided that this was now the time.
I performed my first Liver Flush on October 4th, and on October 10th, six days later, I ran my five mile course at a 6:31 pace. this was not a course record for me, but given my recent history, this was relatively fast. My pace gradually slipped back to 6:50 per mile and I performed my second flush on October 18th. On October 25th, seven days later, I ran a 6:26 pace slipping back on each subsequent run to 6:42 before performing my third flush on October 31st. On November 4th I ran a 6:28 pace, on the 5th, I ran a course personal record at a 6:22 pace. Two days later on the 7th, I broke my personal record again by running the 5 miles at a 6:20 pace. Once again, in the subsequent days my pace slipped back to 6:45 per mile. I performed my 4th flush on November 14th and on the 18th I broke another personal record by running at a 6:16 pace. On the 20th, I ran at a 6:21 pace. I was so excited with this new energy level that I decided to shorten the two week cycle of flushes. I performed my next flush on November 21st and my pace has now slipped to the 6:30 - 6:45 level. I attribute this to breaking the 2 week flush cycle. My running pace was showing that my liver definitely achieved peak performance about 5-7 days after a flush as long as they were spaced two weeks apart.
Those were a lot of numbers to throw around but to summarize, my average pace over 20 runs since the first flush has been 6:33 per mile vs. 7:09 per mile for the 26 runs immediately prior to the flushes. Had I not had this measuring stick, I would have simply said that I feel better from the flushes.
Since I still produced a lot of stones out my gall-bladderless liver after the 5th flush, I suspect I have not yet reached my peak. Since liver function is absolutely critical to running efficiency, I probably won't reach my peak until I am producing no more stones, and until my liver has had a chance to heal. I imagine that proper bile flow is probably a key to efficient conversion of carbohydrates for fuel.
I have now flushed for the 6th time. I'll see what happens on this weeks runs. As I said, my system reaches its peak just 5-7 days after flushing"
The summer after that post, I was able to repeat the sequence. This time, after 5 flushes, I kept increasing my mileage with the intention of running my first marathon. Not only were all cylinders clicking following the flushes, but I completed my first marathon at the age of 43, but I didn't just finish; I finished in 3:16:18 which was fast enough to qualify for the Boston Marathon. that's an average pace of 7:30 per mile for 26.2 miles and not one single mile was slower than 8:00 minutes. If you look up what it takes to qualify for the Boston Marathon, it isn't easy.
So, between Tanalbit and Liver Flushes, I've been able to restore my health. I've never done more than five consecutive flushes. As I said in an earlier message i had chronic fungal infections that did not respond to external therapy, but Tanalbit and the flushes have cleared those along with my Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
A lot has happened since then and I find myself wanting to now run yet another marathon and within the next year, to qualify for Boston again. This time I am committed to continue with a series of flushes until my running pace levels off and doesn't improve for at least a three month stretch. Then I will hopefully know that I've reached my peak performance and good health.
As far as Epsom Salts go, I hate the taste and am now using the capsules sold on the Clark store website. It's much easier. I will have more running results to report later this fall.