Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Barium Poisoning
- Bentonite Clay
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Chemical Flushes
- Chlorine, Fluoride
- Colon Cleanse
- Detoxing From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Diatomaceous Earth
- Dietary Changes
- Eliminate Artificial Sweeteners
- Food Supply
- Fruit and Juice Fast
- General Feedback
- Grapefruit Juice for Drug Effects
- Kidney Detoxification: Lemon Juice, Raw Comfrey
- Liver and Kidney Cleanse
- Liver Detoxification
- Liver Detoxification: ACV, Cranberry, Lemon
- Liver Detoxification: Carbonated Water, Lemon, Sea Salt
- Liver Detoxification: Castor Oil
- Liver Detoxification: Epsom Salt
- Liver Detoxification: Garlic, ACV Tea
- Liver Detoxification: Hulda Clark Cleanse
- Magnesium Malate
- Master Cleanse
- Multiple Remedies
- Oil Pulling
- Ozone Therapy
- Remedies Needed
11/02/2012: Laura from Houston, Mo: "I have recently started oil pulling and noticed an increase in the anxiety/ depression too. I was also on steroids during this start so I blamed it on that. Hmmm... Thanks for sharing. I am doing much better now. I hope you are too. I..."
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Liver Detoxification: Hulda Clark Cleanse
07/10/2011: Leila from Minneapolis, Mn: "I have a question for Ted. What is the best way to detox the liver?WHat do you think about Dr. Hulda Clark Liver & Gallbladder Cleanse? Does realy help or not? Looking forward for your answer!"Replies
07/10/2011: Miki from Magnolia, Ms, Usa replies: "I use her liver cleanse about once a year and it works great. I went a little over a year recently and actually had some pain in the gall bladder area. I passed dozens of stones this time and no more pain since."
07/17/2012: Julie from San Luis Obispo, Ca: "The malic acid in magnesium malate binds to any aluminum present in the body and eliminates it, allowing for healthy nerve cell growth and detoxification.
Malic acid is also known to cross the blood-brain barrier and bind to aluminum, helping to draw the aluminum away from a particular enzyme so magnesium can plug into the receptor sites instead. The aluminum can now be flushed out of the brain and the body.
This is one of the only ways to get rid of aluminum from the brain other than the complicated method of chelation.
Malic acid is also available to some smaller degree in the skin of some products like organic apples."Replies
07/18/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, USA replies: "Magnesium Malate also helps fuel the krebs cycle of energy production. As most folks are Magnesium deficient, it would probably prove beneficial to also take other forms of Mg to free up the Malate to do the detox work."
07/18/2012: Muslim from Oslo, Norway replies: "Hi Julie, the most abundant source of malic acid that is found is hibiscus flowers which is used alot as tea."
11/29/2011: Maeryn from Calgary, Ab, Canada: "I would like to share my experiences with the Master Cleanse. I am 20 years old, female, in good health, and average weight.
The longest I've done the Master Cleanse is 5 days. I ended up breaking the fast because my friend tempted me with an organic green smoothie. Haha. I lost 7 pounds, but gained it all back pretty quickly.
I do the Master Cleanse in the spring time to help reduce allergy symptoms. I also use a nasal rinse bottle, and that helps a LOT. The lemonade has helped me expel a lot of mucous (mucous = toxins! ) but I am still having an issue with post nasal drip.
I have also tried the salt water flush numerous times, prepared many different ways, but it's never worked for me. I suppose it's my iron-strong stomach."
[YEA] 10/26/2011: Jen from Bozeman, Mt, Us: "I just wanted to share my recent experience using The Master Cleanse as a detox. I decided to try this cleanse because I have been experiencing very frustrating and strange swings with my thyroid, adrenals, and weight. I normally eat a somewhat healthy diet and take good care of myself physically. I exercise 5 to 7 times a week using my stairstepper, treadmill, free weights, and the great outdoors. I have been regularly gaining weight over the past few months for absolutely no apparent reason. I have researched possible causes and treatments for this strange weight gain and tried just about every supplement, remedy, and post on EC as well as many others that I've found in books and online. Nothing was changing my increase in weight. The only diet changes that I had made in recent months were supposed to be good ones not bad ones. I stopped eating anything with aspartame, msm, and tried to only use extra virgin coconut oil if I used oil at all. I started oil pulling, drinking ACV 2x per day, take 50 mg of iodine per day, and switched my salt to sea salt. I am gluten intolerant so I don't eat bread or anything with gluten in it.
I have graves disease and still have my thyroid in tact. I have been treating it with supplements for almost a year now and it has been fairly normal for most of that time. But the most recent labwork I had done showed a higher TSH (Hopefully due to the recent addition of iodine which caused an unloading of TSH) than I have ever had with normal T3 and T4. My adrenals have been tired for a while as well but after getting diagnosed with adrenal fatigue I have also been treating them with supplements and have found much relief using them. So I was completely at a loss for why my weight was going up (20 lbs in 2 months). I decided the best way to find out what is causing it was to detox and then get a fresh start. I researched some different detox programs and decided to go with the popular "Master Cleanse" which consists of nothing but liquid for at least 10 days. I have never done anything so drastic but was very determined to try it at least once. I drank the concoction 8 to 12 x a day, for 10 days straight. Some days I felt amazing and others I felt drained to the point of giving up. I couldn't exercise as my energy levels dropped drastically over the week and a 1/2. I lost about 1.4 pounds a day with a total of 14 pounds on the morning of the 11th day.
It was very hard to complete some days but now that I am done I am so grateful that I did it. I feel like I have a fresh start. If I start gaining weight now I might be able to pinpoint what it is that I am consuming that is causing it. I am only on the 5th day after completing the cleanse but I feel amazing. I have so much more energy now and am able to stay away from foods I think might be the culprit. Like dairy, chocolate, sweets, or bananas. I used to eat 2 banana's per day, I occasional had some chocolate, and every now and then I ate a gluten free muffin or cinnamon raisan bread w/ coconut oil. I have no desire for any of them now. I have continued to lose a little even after beginning to eat again. I am not tired and lethargic around 1:00 or 2:00 in the afternoon like I was before. I feel like my head is more clear and my will power is rebuilt. I also have a lot more respect for my willpower which I think was lost for a while. I know there are many cons with this diet/detox as well. You loose muscle from not intaking protein. You are drinking 1200 calories a day but there aren't many vitamins and minerals or at least not enough. You gain most of the weight back from what I've read because it is mostly water that you lost. And on and on. I would not suggest that anyone try this detox without researching it forsure. If you have health problems you should definately research it. I still took my supplements because I worried about causing harm to my thyroid and adrenals but you are not supposed to take any vitamins, supplements, minerals, or even medication while on it. I found that there were no strange side effects from taking my supplements and I think it helped to keep my energy up somewhat.
The Recipe: 6 to 12 of these per day
2 tblsp fresh squeezed lemon
2 tblsp grade B maple syrup
1/10 tsp cayenne pepper
8 oz water
You are supposed to do a salt water flush in the morning but I did it at night every other day because it sucks.
2 tblsp organic sea salt
1 liter of (warm to hot) water
Chug this and within 30 minutes you will need to be near a toilet for around an hour or so:)
This is to clean out your bowels which would otherwise be static with no food intake.
I also had a few cups of tea per day. Peppermint 1 or 2 x a day and 1 cup of Smooth Move tea to help on the days I didn't drink the salt water drink.
You are supposed to do an "Ease Out" after the cleanse which consists of fresh squeezed orange juice on the 1st and 2nd day. Then raw veggies, broth, and raw fruits and seeds on the following day. Then you can choose to add things that you feel are good for you. You will find that your digestive system will take some serious adjustments. I began taking refrigerated probiotics on the first day of the "Ease Out. " Just to put back the vital bacteria I had washed away.
I will try to update you when I have had a little more time to adjust and see what happens with my thyroid, adrenals, and weight. Good luck to all that choose to do this detox. There is lots of helpful videos on youtube if you want to see how people make it all the way through the 10 days."
07/17/2012: Sue M. from Worden, Il, Usa: "Thank you all so much for all your stories that you have shared with the rest of us on your struggles and pain with your health. We all learn from one another and this website and contributions from everyone is a beautiful gift we give to each other to learn and grow.
I am a firm believer in all the wonderful benefits from VCO. It cured my candida and keeps my fever blisters outbreaks down to a minimum. But, recently I started taking a combination of VCO, (3 tbs) Hemp oil, (1 tbs) Hemp seeds, (2 tbs) and Chia seeds, (2 tbs) which was recommended by nutiva website. I have found that my skin is plumping out and is so soft and healthy looking. My varicose veins are significantly reduced and along with alkalizing, I feel great. I am 62. I thought it was too much healthy fat, and did gain about 3 lbs at first, but that has leveled off.
Another thing I wanted to contribute is I thought for the longest time that I had a sluggish liver and do the appropriate steps for detoxing, ( lemon juice, milk thistle, etc) but while doing some research, I came across how important the lymphatic system is to our liver in order for it to work at its best. So, I have been doing saunas, dry brushing, running in place (do not have a trampoline) and proper diet. Do some reading on the lymphatic system. It's amazing to me how the body can heal itself, if we only help it along. Bless you all."Replies
07/17/2012: Stella from Brooklyn, Ny replies: "Can you recommend something to read or share some links on the lymphatic system? Thanks ;)"
07/18/2012: Suem from Worden, Il Usa replies: "I google "how to detox your lymphatic system naturally" and started reading from there. There are a couple of books I can recommend. "Herbal Medicine, From the Heart of the Earth" by Dr. Sharon Marie Tilgner and anything by Adelle Davis. I'm currently reading her book, "Let's Stay Healthy". In this one, she breaks down everything on how food works in our body, what each organ does and what it takes from the food to function and stay healthy. It's so easy to understand for us "laymen". Do some research on her, also. Fascinating reading..... she was way above her time."
12/06/2011: Toxic In South Australia from North Of Murray Bridge, South Australia: "Just stumbled on this. I had EXTREME gallbladder disease (nearly died) 5 years ago. I also have Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Muiltiple Chemical Sensitivity. Grew up in a "wood pulp/paper" are... Very very polluted and also worked the family CHEMICAL garden whilst very young for years. Now I do detox every day, Pall/Ziem therapy plus Gerson Therapy. We ONLY eat organic food and raise our own organic eggs from chickens we bred. Can't eat non-organics as it is agonizing.
This "oil pulling" looks like it could help my wife and I (she is also very ill with very similar things). We both have very bad teeth from medications we would die without (at some levels of pain, medication is the only choice other than death, as people NEED to eat and be able to move).
PLEASE do not ABBREVIATE impartant parts of what you do.
I have no idea what VCO is and many of you use it. There are other abbreviations I cannot understand. There is limited help in telling people what you do (so they can choose to experiment if they choose to) when there is no definition of the terms you use.
I intend on starting with organic olive oil and maybe organic coconut oil (which I already have as ). We will only be using organic oils, and I know that will limit us, but I am EXTREMELY reactive to pesticides (I get 'hand sized' deep blisters down into the fat layer) and as we are on disability there will be limits on what we can do financially.
We also both have very bad teeth (lots of infections, too many partial root canals to count to stop the infections). I hope this will clear up the intrenched infections that I believe are the cause (which thrive from poor imunity from toxicity).
I expect to start on std organic olive oil today before I sleep (not extra virgin) for five minutes, to avoid extra herx reactions.
TO LESSEN Herksheimer REACTIONS
We have been doing radical detox for several years now, and are far better now than we were (given out level of illness that is a scary thought, as to how bad we were).
The Gerson coffee enema, used widely even in normal western hospitals for many years (before the 1920s until the late 60s/70s, can drastically lessen the Herksheimer reaction of any detox you do whilst the enema is in place.
The all organic & all "pure" water coffee solution will grab the toxins straight out of the bile (coffee up your bum does not act the same way as when you drink it... My wife and I are BOTH intolerant of caffeine via the mouth). By grabbing the toxins out of the bile BEFORE they can be grabbed back up by the small bowel, they do not go back into the blood and into the liver again... So you avoid MUCH of the nasty cycle that causes the healing crisis.
This is done using organic coffee, pure water NOT CHLORINATED TAP WATER. NEVER USE ANYTHING BUT ORGANIC MATERIALS AND PURE WATER. This method allows us to detox without as extreme a Herksheimer reaction. My wife is SO TOXIC she still gets some, but she cannot take antioxidants without the enema or she will get a migraine. We are so toxic we have no other choice if we want to make detoxification progress without is taking decades.
Look into the Gerson therapy. We have coupled it with other forms of detox, to GOOD effect, and I intend on adding "OP" to my daily detox coffee enema as of tomorrow. I already do MXM, L-Glutamine, Alpha Lipoic Acid, nebulized reduced glutathione, Noni Juice & milk thistle with my "morning coffee" (ehem... not taken in the same manner)."
11/14/2011: A from Any, Usa: "Hi-everyone-you all inspire me with your healing! Hope you all feel better soon. I am already taking a lot of advice.
I used Calendula ointment yesterday when I naively punctured the boil on my finger to release the pus. I soaked the finger for a long while in water as hot as I could stand it, lemon juice, honey, ACV, H.P. I massaged my finger as well. Then put calendula ointment (homeopathic) and a bandaid. I feel better today. This is my first time after a hospital stay for one day or possbly from visiting a friend -her son had MRSA-anyway-I'm going to the doc today for anti-biotic and am taking garlic, turmeric, vit c, honey, lemon and green tea and have been detoxing luckliy after the hospital stay - might have had a low grade infection from the start-so.... the detox is super healing including a lot of hydration, enemas, some juice fasting (celery excellent) no sugar/flour/meat..meditation, music, and healing and loving thoughts for all... Wshing you al the best!"
Oil Pulling Treatment for Detoxification
Oil Pulling Instructions
First thing in the morning, before brushing your teeth, eating or drinking, take 1 TBSP of either sesame or sunflower oil. Put the oil in your mouth, tilt your chin up and slowly swish, suck, chomp and pull through the teeth. Do this for at least 10 minutes. 15 - 20 minutes is better. You want the oil to become a thin, white foam when you finally spit it out. If it's still yellow, you haven't done it long enough.
You can do this 2 more times during the day if you want to detox faster. Make sure you do it on an empty stomach, however. Spit it out in the toilet when your mouth is full and rinse your mouth out well.
Follow this up by drinking 2 - 3 glasses of water.
09/21/2012: Robert Henry from Ten Mile, Tn Usa: "HI U GOOD PEOPLE DOIN, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Start my Ozone blood treatment next week in Atlanta and will do that every month. Just bought a Ozone Gernerator. If a doctor does Ozone in Tenn then he goes to prison, if he does it in Ga then he's a hero. Welcome to the FDA medical world. I lives in Tenn and must travel to Ga to get my Ozone treatments. Are you sheeting me?
Went to my doctor for my Alpha Liopic Acid I.V. treatment this week and in the group was an older man. His wife had cancer and he took her to the Burzyski 's Cancer Clinic in Houston. The doctor told her that she was beyond help. She asked the Onacologist if there would ever be a cure for cancer. He told her that the #1 thing in our economy was energy and the #2 thing was cancer. If a cure for cancer is found then our economy will hit the bottom and will stay there. There will never be a cure for cancer. Our economy can't afford it. Just pay until you die or until you run out of money.
Thank God we have Earth Clinic and others to help us.
Love all you good people====ROBERT HENRY==="
[WARNING!] 08/14/2012: Jk from Orange County, Ca: "Yes, parsley can help flush out toxins and have the other benefits, but the people with liver diseases should be careful to use it, because of high iron and high level will damage liver cells."
06/06/2011: Mary from Ny, Ny: "Ted, Please help!
Does rebounding (trampoline) excercise really get rid of Toxins in your body ? See Claim below.
One of rebounding's special benefits is its ability to improve flow in the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is the metabolic garbage can of the body. It rids the body of toxins, fatigue substances, dead cells, cancer cells, nitrogenous wastes, trapped protein, fatty globules, pathogenic bacteria, infectious viruses, foreign substances, heavy metals, and other assorted junk the cells cast off."Replies
06/06/2011: Carly from Seattle , Wa Usa replies: "YES -! The lyph glands have one way valves. They do not empty of their own accord unless you are MOVING. Jumping on a mini trampoline (aka rebounder) is the most effective way to get the toxins out! I bought a cheap rebounder ($30-$35 dollars delivered from Wally Mart online) and I used it for about a month or so until I knew it was something I wanted to do - and then I bought an expensive "springless" model with the bungee cords instead of those noisy springs. The expensive "soft jump" model was worth every penny! I couldn't believe I actually liked the cheap one after I bounced on my new one. Hey, what you don't know.... ;-) If your knees and joints are an issue, you NEED the more expensive model, just be sure it is something you will do, and not just sit there collecting dust and making you feel guilty. Ha ha. Oh, and start off S-L-O-W. I started off at 3 mins... And was exhausted! Thought there was no way I would ever be able to jump long enough for it to have a health benefit. Well, adding a minute here and there I am now up to 20 mins at a time. I am working my way up to 30 mins a day, and will be very happy with that. It is AWESOME exercise, and SO much easier on the body than running. No pounding on a hard surface = NO pain! No, I do not work for any rebounding companies. ;)"
06/06/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Hi Carly, you sure don't work for a rebound company because I don't work either and my story is the same as you. What a difference do the more expensive trampolines make.... Like you I can't imagine I ever used the other one! Great fun though..... I have a couple of CD's but nowadays I just exercise to some nice music. Like you first I was awfully tired but now I am ok, I have been doing it on and off for maybe three years."
06/06/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Instead of rebounding Carly would those machines that you stand on and they vibrate have the same effect? Vibrate the toxins out? Would be less exhausting for you."
06/06/2011: Carly from Seattle, Wa - Usa replies: "Hi Debbie - My mom had one of those vibrating machines when I was a kid back in the 1960's. (if we are talking about the same thing). I would personally rather use the rebounder. The workout is exhilirating, and leaves me feeling energized now... It is actually a FUN workout. The machine my mom had never seemed to do a thing for her, except for leaving red welts where the strap went across her. It smelled like burning gear / motor oil too. I remember it well. lol."
06/06/2011: Carly from Seattle, Wa Usa replies: "Hi Francisca - we have a lot in common I think! Lol. I have yet to put on the cd that came with my "new" rebounder. I usually just watch a favorite tv show while I jump. I have been doing it less than a year, but hope that I will keep it up like you have! I do love it! :-) No longer get winded at all like in the beginning!"
09/02/2011: Mary from Fresno, Ca replies: "I recently started using the trampoline everyday for about 5 minutes and love it. But, after several days I noticed that for about 3-4 days I had a sore throat and in the morning some congestion. It's gone away now. But, I got the feeling that maybe it was my lymph glands clearing out from the excercise. Has anybody else had this happen or know anything about it."
03/10/2012: Linda from San Francisco, Ca, USA replies: "For the record, anyone reading this who wishes they could use one of those rebounder trampolines, yet can't because they have trouble with their feet hurting too badly from it or toes/calves cramping up:
I use a large inflatable exercise ball (75cm in diameter, comes *with* the pump to pump it up, about $15. -$17. USD from the fitness department at Walmart. They come in all different sizes, so even extra-short or extra-tall folks will be able to find the size that works for them.
Ebay (and maybe Walmart too) also has ruggedized burst-proof balls that can take 600 lbs of bounce-weight, so weight doesn't have to be an issue for this. Some balls are sand-weighted, so they won't go rolling merrily away from you when the time comes to corral them in a corner of the room.
I can sit on it and bounce, it doesn't cramp my calves or hurt my toes and feet, it's great. It's even more fun than jumping on a bed used to be :-). Also- One good strong bounce and it helps you stand up too, when you are ready to get off the ball and stop bouncing :-). You can put on some good music and "dance" :-) your upper body as well.
I have read that lots of folks use those vibrating platforms too, and apparently they work well, from what I have read. There's always a way to do what you have to do. Rocking chairs, while not a direct substitute, are not half bad either for helping your lymph system to keep moving. Or a vibrating recliner, if you have access to one.
All are ways to substitute for forced inactivity, or an inability to work out or walk. These are not exact and direct substitutes, but all good ideas- for somebody out there :-).
10/19/2012: Debbie from West Bend, Wi, Usa: "Hello -- I've battled odd chronic pain symptoms (fibromyalgia) since 11 years ago after the birth of my son. Was on antibiotics for acne for 20 years which I believe caused great havoc to my system. This year started with 'multiple chemical sensitivities' where I could not tolerate the smells of fabric softners, cleaning products, colonges, perfumes, ect. Went to two holistic doc to try to get my constipation under control as I believe I was toxic and this was part of the problem. The 2nd naturalpath prescibed digestive enzymes (16 pills/day) which I developed a sensitivty to. After nine days of taking the enzymes (Zypan), I developed burning intestinal pain, nausea, and was not able to swallow my food (Loss about 25 pounds in the process). Had two ER visits with the 2nd ER visit providing me an antiacid and anti-anxiety drug Larazapam. The problem apparently was too much acid in my body causing the reaction.
That was the end of May and it is now mid-October. I am still on Larazapam along with two other antidepressents (Zoloft and Mirtazapine). I seemed to have more food intolerances with being on these drugs and I desparately would like to get off of them but don't know if my nausea symptoms and lack of swallowing will come back if I'm not on the Larazapam and Mirtazapine both of which help with nausea. My upper GI showed mild reflux while my lower GI CT scan showed a bunch of stool all in the intestines along with a spot in the liver. The Larazapam (aka Adivan) also helps with sleep. Any suggestions with getting off the Larazapam which is highly addicting? I have a protocal from my dr to reduce my 1 mg to .075, but I'm scared. I realize however that I have a very hypersensitive body and I'm going to need to make a move soon. Staying this way is the height of insanity. Any responses appreciated. Debbie"Replies
10/19/2012: Wayout from Modesto, Ca/ Usa replies: "Dear Debbie, Please see my earlier post on leg pain. I am so sorry you are hurting. There are some wonderful books out there on how to detox off medications. Look it up! And the guafenisen protocol is really helpful with fibromyalgia. I always say to do lots of Vit C, because the body loses so much of it when taking drugs of any kind. It's worth it to be free, honey. --T."
10/20/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky replies: "Debbie: begin w/ reading the E.C. topics on "Detoxification" which should include post on (start w/ these two remedies) Gallbladder Flush, and Colon Cleanse. Next do a Parasite Cleanse, then Pathogen killing. Many more very helpful remedies for total body detox already posted if you can commit to reading them. If you are intent on getting your health back it's going to take commitment and discipline along w/ fellow warriors here to help."
10/20/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Debbie, You can restore your health with discipline and commitment as Timh said. I just helped a friend of mine get off her medication she'd been on for 5 years. It took time to convince her it could be done and also she had to get to the point that she was ready to make the change. The first step was going to see my acupuncturist who helped her first with her stomach as he said that was the base of the issue. She continues to go to him because she has seen so much benefit.
Next, it was learning about nutrition and eating whole, real food. Then, with the help of another friend and myself, we gave her simple, nutritious meals to make and she started out by cooking for her family 3x per week. She is now enjoying preparing the food and feels such satisfaction watching her kids and husband enjoy what she has created. I then asked her to talk to her Dr. about slowly reducing her medication to be completely off. Thankfully, her Dr. was cooperative and supportive and today she has been completely off for 5 months now. This past weekend she went to WF and bought superfoods she had heard me talk about and has been using them all week. She is ecstatic with how she feels. I see such a difference in her and am so proud of her.
Start little by little and don't overwhelm yourself. There is lots of support here on EC if you don't have it in your personal life although, if you have any friends that are nutritionally aware, perhaps they could help you. Remember, medication does not heal, it only masks the problem. You have to find the root of the symptoms. You are very acidic and toxic so begin by working on what you eat and then begin to detoxify. I wish you the very best and know you can do it! It will be well worth it... Lisa"
10/21/2012: Debbie from West Bend, Wi, USA replies: "I thank all three of you for the reply, Wayout, can you tell me under what category and date your leg post is? I'd like to take a read.
TimH, I will do some reading but I'm afraid that my body is too sensitive to do cleanses. I'm really in a mess with all these pharmaceuticals that I can't seem to handle either. I could not even handle magnesium for constipation... Taking antibiotics for that long has done my digestive system in. I appreciate the support that you are giving me and I'm praying for the discipline I need to restore my health.
Lisa -- can you give me an example of simple meals... I'm not a good cook at all, nor do I have any appitite during the day. (the larazapam calms the stomach and I take that at night) I went down on my larazapam last night... Did not sleep well, and I'm very afraid that the nausea and lack of swallowing will come back because I am tapering down. I thought about getting accupuncture, but I don't know if my body will even handle that. I wish I didn't have such a fear of everything....
thank you all for your support."
10/22/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Debbie, It must be difficult when you feel so fearful about so much. I can assure you that acupuncture, providing you find a good Traditional Chinese Medicine Dr. is extremely effective. I know it seems scary and my own kids have gone very scared but, I sat with them and helped them to understand the process and they were fine and willing to go back.
As for simple recipes, I am going to give you a link of dishes that are simple and from the Body Ecology Diet which supports getting rid of candida and restoring the body's balance and health. We have made several of these recipes.
I don't know if you're a vegetarian or not but my advice to everyone is "Eat close to the earth. " Wishing you the very best. Lisa"
10/22/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "Debbie: OK, let's start w/ something simple that will provide immediate relief. Your Liver and digestive system in particular need some support. Common herbs that will greatly strengthen your liver are Milk Thistle Seed, Dandelion Root, Burdock Root, Yellow Dock Root, Turmeric. Many manufacturers will combine these herbs into one convenient cap; look for "Milk Thistle Complex". To bring immediate detox and healing, supplement the natural sulfur product Methysulfonylmethane or MSM. In addition to the healing and detox power of the sulfur, you also get a major oxygen boost (which will give energy). Take 2-8 grms per day."
10/22/2012: Wayseeker from Modest, Ca/ Usa replies: "Hi Debbie: Here is the link you requested, only I don't know how to do a link!!! (heh.)
09/21/2012: C from Wahiawa, Hawaii, Usa: "Hi, I know someone that had radiation and was given radiation pills like when trials for cancer started. Anyway, a doctor now says the cancer treatment of radiation she recieved has affected her that's why she hasn't been able to walk mostly, since then. Told her the radiation is still in her and if it can get flushed out, she could walk again. She had cervical cancer, her tattoos for radiation were all around her lower area. Supposedly, doctor said the one that hit her back side affects her , therefore , she can't walk. Any remedy for flushing the radiation still in her body? She now has breast cancer also. Thank you."Replies
09/22/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "C from Wahiawa: here is a good method for radiation removal. Take hot bath (1 daily during accute condition) w/ 1/4 cup Epsom Salt and 1 cup Baking Soda for 1 hr. Prior to bath take the fallowing nutrients. 1 500mg Vit-C w/ Bioflavinoids, 1 250mg Rutin, 4 caps Sarsaparilla Root. Supplement Ionic Trace Minerals daily.
Look on the REMEDIES section for cancer cures.
Hope this helps, report changes."
09/22/2012: Mary from Buckeye, Az., Usa replies: "Diatomaceous earth is said to flush radiation from the body. Very important that you take food grade diatomaceous earth, not the kind used in swimming pools (this kind can make you very sick).
Mix 2-3 tablespoons of food grade diatomaceous earth in 8 ounces of water or juice. Google it up and find out all the great things it can do for your body."
09/22/2012: Oscar from Syracuse, New York, Usa replies: "Dear C from Hawaii, I am NOT at all clear on what you mean when you say " was given radiation pills ". Were those pills given as a way of coping with radiation treatments ? Or were these pills a radioactive compound ? There would obviously be a very important difference. I can NOT imagine that whoever you are talking about was given a radioactive compound as a treatment for cancer but, then you never know with certainty what some screwball may have been experimenting with.
So please do answer that question: was whoever given a radioactive compound as a treatment or not? Regardless: The only compound I know of that just might help with the damage resulting from exposure to radiation treatment is BHT [ butylated hydroxytoluene ]. A man named Dr. Denham Harman was hired by the Federal Government back in the 1950s and did find that BHT had proven abilities to help people cope with the harmful effects of radiation exposure....Oscar"
09/22/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi C from Wahiawa, I know Ted has written that sodium thiosulfate can rid the effects of radiation. Here is an excerpt from EC on what he says:
"The sodium thiosulfate is also used as a common remedy to reduce the side effects which causes deafness in some people from chemotherapy. But in my opinion, the free radicals also generated during x ray therapies, such as CAT scans can reduced such side effects just the same. I had a friend of mine who got a terrible headaches after getting her teeth x-rayed and took both vitamin C and sodium thiosulfate. Those two things stopped the headaches (and hopefully the radiation damages to her brain) the same day. It's probably the antioxidant effects from both the vitamin C and the sodium thiosulfate."
Or you can read the piece in its entirety here: http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/sodium_thiosulfate.html#BACKGROUND
I use sodium thiosulfate on a regular basis usually once a week. I ordered it online and it is not expensive at all. Hope this info helps. Lisa"
09/23/2012: Ann From Alabama from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Usa replies: "Concerning Radiation
Alfalfa Extract--Origin USA: Alkalizes and detoxifies the body. Is a known Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Fungus remedy. It contains all the know vitamins and minerals with higher amounts of calcium, folate, Iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. Vitamins A-B1-B6-B12-C-D- E-and K. It also contains all essential amino acids. Alfalfa helps eliminate carcinogens from the body by binding to them. It may also reduce tissue damage from radiation Therapy.. Take 1 to 2 milliters in purified water 3 times per day. DO NOT TAKE WITH BLOOD THINNERS"
04/21/2012: Dane from Portland, Or: "Question for Bill or Ted, Three weeks ago I started oil pulling alternating between coconut and olive with tea tree oil, the first week was miserable and so I started taking some chlorella to assist in the detox, w/o really taking any mineral supplements, durin the second week I had heavy brain fog that seems somewhat debilitating, I stopped the chlorella and slowly backed off the oil pulling while switching to Granulated Lecithin, 1 Tbsp daily, as well as Magnesium Citrate 400 mg, and Ted's lemon like alkalizing tonic, as well as a food based multivitamin I had been taking sporadically throughout, the brain fog decreased and I began to try to eat a more alkaline diet about 2 weeks in as well.
Into the third week I now feel very underweight and am urinating frequently my veins seem very pronounced, with occasional tingling in my hands. I had two beers two nights in a row and feel as though my blood sugar is out of whack or something, I'm a healthy 26 year old male who was 6'1" 155 lbs prior to starting this so you can see my concern about weight loss. I don't know if my pH is trying to stabilize and causing me distress in the mean time or what, but the weight loss and pronounced veins, especially after meals, is worrisome. My pulse and blood pressure are very healthy when at rest.
I started all of this because of a possible Candida overgrowth causing me seasonal allergies every year. I haven't taken the granulated lecithin, or the alkalizing tonic during the past couple days either (since I drank the beers)... any advice would be greatly appreciated."Replies
04/21/2012: Lon from Stanhope, Nj replies: "Are you drinking the alkalizing drink too close to meal time?"
04/22/2012: Dane from Portland, Or replies: "I don't think so, I usually try to take it in between meals, but I have been drinking lemon water without baking soda as often as possible in addition to the tonic, I feel pretty good, I am back on my supplements and I don't feel weak or anything I am just unhappy with the weight loss and I don't think the few beers did me any favors, as they probably stripped my body of some important minerals, while my bodies pH is trying to stabilize. I have read that people who have been underweight may initially lose a little more weight once switching to an alkaline diet, which is probably what is occurring, I have been a little hyper-aware of my body during the past few weeks as I have experienced many new things. I think that my body possibly had more to detox than I realized."
[YEA] 06/29/2012: Kira from Bucharest, Romania replies: "I had no more problems with Candida since I started eating
- Cinnamon -- I try to keep up with a teaspoon/day;
- yoghurt (lately homemade kefir) about 4 times/week;
- cruciferous (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower) as often as possible, which is about 2 times/week.
- Also washing with bicarbonate water helps locally.
Candida was an issue for me since I was a kid, now I had no more outbreaks for over a year.
01/04/2012: Ron from Bedford Hts, Ohio: "I wanted to know what is the best way to detox your hair from unwanted toxins and chemicals fast, can I use a shampoo with magnesium sulfate & sodium thiosulfate or is there any other natural remedy?
01/05/2012: Timh from Louisville, Usa replies: "Ron, some Bentonite clay would do the job if you can apply it properly."