Ouch! Inflammation of the rib cartiledge, I can't imagine how painful that must be. And Liver Flushing took care of it?
Actually my liver is one last thing I need to address. Since having a mini-stroke about three years ago, I've done colon cleanses, now OPing, quit meat, smoking, alcohol, fastfoods, cut way down on sugar, supplement with superfoods like Goji, Chlorella, gotten steadier with my fitness routines etc. I'm sure this has all helped my liver quite a bit, but right after the stroke blood tests showed my liver was in pretty bad shape and I haven't tested it since.
I had such great results with the Colon Cleanses that I intended to continue on to the liver flush. But after reading up on it more with all the reports of pain, nausea, etc and peoples general confusion over the protocol, I guess I chickened out. Especially scary knowing mine was weak to begin with. Is there a document you could point me to that shows the simplest and best way for a novice to do their first liver flush?
Also it looks like you haven't found OOO or CS to be an effective substitue for Antibiotics ? I'm feeling much better, but I'm not over this thing yet. BTW, I pulled with flax oil mixed in the liquid from 3 capsules of the OOO. The taste wasn't bad at all. I don't know if it helped my bronchitis, but I'll bet it's a fantastic preventative for gum diseases at the very least.
It's funny how we've all been taught to be utterly helpless about our health. Every new study seems to contradict the one before it, and doctors take years of med school, conferences, and esoteric medical journals to just scratch the surface of a specialty subset of healthcare knowledge. So how can the layman expect to know ANYTHING about attending to his/her health? Impossible, right?
In fact I'm sure the mainstream media intentionally publicizes conflicting health studies just to keep the consumer feeling confused, helpless, and completely submissive to the conventional healthcare industry for even the most basic healthcare concerns. Heck, we're told to not start a new exercize program or diet, drink herbal tea or gargle in our underwear without "talking to our doctor" first.
Molly, keep doing what you're doing to educate around here! People are realizing that the healthcare industry is not on their side, and they can take control of their health to an extent they could never imagine before. As you say, it's a great feeling when you first make that realization.