There are many different protein powders on the market. For a while I had to use a Milk & Egg protein powder. Do you know what is your blood type? That can make a difference. I have heard a lot about Essiac and a co-worker is on it, but I'm afraid all it is doing is treating symptoms. What you want to do is get the cells to communicate better, allowing the body to heal itself. Do you have someone that supplies you with the A*****ose? If so they can show you how to get "Free Wellness for Life", or should be able to.I included a link below so you can see how you can get free products for life. It is a new program that just came out in March. The hardest part is that there is an "initial deposit" that may be difficult since you are a student, but you can get your products for free if you follow the program. I would recommend you not take the A*****ose AO. It sounds like it may not be the best for you. Some people do not tolerate the AO very well. M****tech has a new product G1Zyme that is working well with a lot of people. Do you know anyone that does muscle testing so that you could be muscle tested on different products? That could help you narrow down which products are going to work the best. Because of the positive effects on myself, and many others I know, I believe 100% in the M****tech products.