Cure Multiple Ailments: Q&A
- RETURN TO MAIN SECTION
- CAN YOU ADVISE ME ON THESE DISORDERS?
- CAN YOU ADVISE ME ON THESE CONDITIONS?
- CAN YOU GIVE ME REMEDIES FOR THESE ISSUES?
- CAN YOU CLARIFY YOUR ADVISE FOR THESE AILMENTS?
- WILL THESE REMEDIES HELP ME WITH THESE ISSUES?
- WHAT CAN BE DONE FOR MY HUSBAND'S KIDNEY STONES AND DEPRESSION?
- I HAVE MULTIPLE ISSUES, ACID REFLUX, SORE THROAT, PARASITES AND DEPLETED ADRENALS, CAN YOU HELP?
- WHAT COULD I DO TO HEAL A LIVER CYST AND ENLARGED SPLEEN?
- 84 YR. OLD COUSIN HAS GLAUCOMA, TREMORS AND HEP-C?
- FATHER HAS PARKINSON'S, ALZHEIMER'S - GETTING WORSE
- MULTIPLE HEALTH ISSUES, NEED HELP
- ACV, CANDIDIASIS, AND FRUIT
- TED HELPS WITH ABDOMINAL PAIN, LOW ENERGY LEVEL, ORGAN ISSUES AND MORE
- TED HELPS WITH WIFE'S CHRONIC HEALTH AILMENTS
- CAN'T ABSORB IRON, HYPERTHYROID, LACK OF ENERGY
- TED HELPS MULTIPLE AILMENTS: FIBROMYLAGIA, CANDIDA, YEAST INFECTION, RECEDING GUMS
- MULTIPLE AILMENTS STARTED AFTER TAKING THE DRUG HPPD
- FIBROIDS, DERMATITIS, MELASMA, JOINT PAIN, TIETZE SYNDROME
- ENERGY LOSS, STRESS, WEIGHT GAIN, BACK PAIN-HELP
- HUNTINGTON'S, ALLERGIES, ACNE, CANDIDA, LEAKY GUT, HEAVY PERIODS, INSOMNIA, FATIGUE
- TED'S ADVICE FOR FAMILY MEMBERS' MULTIPLE AILMENTS
- HELP NEEDED FOR MULTIPLE AILMENTS
- REMEDIES NEEDED FOR FAMILY WITH MULTIPLE AILMENTS
- MULTIPLE AILMENTS: ARE THE FOLLOWING REMEDIES SYNERGISTIC?
- REMEDIES NEEDED FOR TOOTH ABCESS, SINUS INFECTION, FATIGUE, COUGH
- CLEARED OF C. DIFF FOR 1 YEAR, BUT NOW MANY AILMENTS
- 41 YEAR OLD WITH DIABETES, HYPERGLYCEMIA, LUPUS, RA, AND OSTEOARTHRITIS
- IBD, ULCERATIVE COLITIS OR CHRON'S DISEASE: DOCTORS DON'T KNOW WHICH ONE
- MULTIPLE AILMENTS IN 77 YEAR OLD MOTHER, REMEDIES/PRESCRIPTIONS NOT WORKING
- HIGH ALDOSTERONE, LOW POTASSIUM
- ODD, SUDDEN AND STRANGE SYMPTOMS
- MULTIPILE AILMENTS FROM THE MIRENA IUD
- SON BECAME ILL AFTER VACCINATION SHOTS
- CONFUSED ABOUT ACV SUGGESTED REMEDIES
- AUTO IMMUNE DISEASE WITH VARYING SYMPTOMS
- SCIATICA, ACID REFLUX, FOOD SENSITIVITIES, BREATHING ISSUES
- DIGESTION, CANDIDA, HORMONAL IMBALANCE, THYROID ISSUES
- EPSTEIN- BARR, HEPATITIS, STAPH, AND FIBROIDS
- UTI's, OP, CAL EDTA, and KIDNEY INFECTIONS
- GERD AND LIVER HEALTH
- CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME
- SKIN AILMENTS
- ELECTROLYTES AND CALCIUM
CAN YOU ADVISE ME ON THESE DISORDERS?
05/01/2012: Queenie from Atlanta, Ga: "Dear Ted, I am a mixed connective tissue disorder patient, I was first diagnosed to lupus seven years ago when I gave birth to my second child but a year later I found my leg has calcification (calcium deposit underneath my skin), raynauld syndrome on my finger and feet, b-strep and gas reflux problem. I wanted to know if you can please give me advise as to what supplement should I take to fight this chronic disease. Thank you very much for your valuable time."
1. I have hypothyroid, PCOS, not ovulatings and last miscarriage after 20 weeks was due to cervix length etc.
I take levothroyine 75mcg and also take insulite pills for pcos which is natural product sold online.
http://pcos.insulitelabs.com/PCOS-Elements.php#Anchor-49575 - I have given this just to see the vitamins I take in this supplement.
But still my problems are not better I feel fatigue and now planning to conceive but I am not ovulating; Please help with your comments and naturapathic doctors are not affordable for me and my insurance don't cover those. I want do my testing and then take the vitamins. Pls suggest some test to be done and vitamins to improve my condition and prepare the body for promote pregnancy. I highly appreciate your help on this."
CAN YOU GIVE ME REMEDIES FOR THESE ISSUES?
04/04/2012: Shaheen from Nj, USA: "Hi Ted, I am wondering why I have blue bubbles in veins in my palms and itching. Also, I have a lot of teeth gum issues and uncomfortable sensation in ears. Please suggest remedies and email if possible. I will be grateful' Thanks"
CAN YOU CLARIFY YOUR ADVISE FOR THESE AILMENTS?
03/02/2012: Nick from Coventry, UK: "Dear Ted, I have been suffering from CFS, Depression and severe brain fog. I am always exhausted, pain in shoulders and neck, back pain, pain in leg, muscles twitching, cannot think clearly, focus, forgetfulness, daytime drowsiness, and a lot more problems.
I have been reading your pages with great interest. I am a bit confused as I can read different advise on various pages. Can you please email me what should I do to get better. I can not afford to lose my current job and my CFS and Brain fog are just making it very difficult to think and work. I am desperate to get better. Please help.................
Kindly get back soon.
Best regards. Nick"
WILL THESE REMEDIES HELP ME WITH THESE ISSUES?
02/22/2012: Panicos from Larnaca, Cyprus: "Hi, I am 47 years old, male and overweight (BMI 25). For the last decade I am being told that my hair are thinning and I have a bald patch on the top and on the back of my head.
Oily hair and oily skin.
Gray hair also appear on the sides of my skull.
Also I have confirmed that my wife and I have candida albicans. (I know its all disgusting! )
In order to solve these problems, I bought
-Epsom salt (Magnesium sulfate),
-Aluminium free sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda),
-Ascorbic acid powder (to be made alkaline with added baking soda),
-Lugol's iodine TABLETS (not drops),
-Virgin coconut oil,
-Vitamin B complex,
-Zinc acetate or zinc gluconate,
The question is: Can you please advice on -what I should take, -when to take it, -with what, -the dosage, and -what else am I missing?
Thank you so much for your site, the time you dedicate and most of all, the help you give to the people.
02/23/2012: Cameron from Brisbane, Qld, Australia replies: "I will answer some parts and just refer you to the relevant section on EC for others.
You need to add Apple Cider Vinegar, Candida needs an acidic environment to thrive so you are on the right track with everything else. 2 tablespoons of ACV in water, I also put lime juice in to dull the taste, I can now drink it like cordial. :)
Take as much Ascorbic Acid as you can handle, it never hurts and does amazing things for your whole body.
Cook with Coconut Oil, try Oil Pulling, that is rinsing your mouth with it. Numerous benefits too many too mention with Oil Pulling. Also try to take a tablespoon or 2 daily, this will help with the hair and it does not taste too bad either. Coconut oil is great for weight loss also. Add a 1/4 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper in warm water for weight loss building up to 1 teaspoon daily. I take it in capsules after meals, do not take too many at one time, I spread my 1 teaspoon out after each meal. I notice that 3 capsules cause me real grief. I just started with the Cayenne and lost 2 kg the first week and felt more energetic also.
You also need to add some Colloidal Copper for the grey hair. Get a machine if you can and make your own, I am not sure of the quantity but I take 20ml per day. Consult with a Naturapath on that.
Everyone needs Iodine look at all the posts regarding Iodine for doasge.
Vitamin B complex take as per the label. Zinc is always great for immune system boosting, try to read as many of Teds posts as you can, he has some amazing stuff here. I can't say what I would have done without EC and Teds remedies over the last couple of years."
WHAT CAN BE DONE FOR MY HUSBAND'S KIDNEY STONES AND DEPRESSION?
02/09/2012: Johneb from Nashville, Ga, Usa: "Hello my husband suffers from chronic kidney stones, he has passed 2 this year already and suffering from his 3rd one now. I have been mixing 1 tbsp lemon juice and 1 tbsp olive oil 3 to 4 times day for 1&1/2 days and that seemed to help it move faster and he said he thought he was passing some sand now, he also said if he didn't think this was helping there would be no way he would be taking this. (taste awful)
He also has back problems with his disc and has had 2 surgeries 1 they said to shave down the bulging part off the nerve and 5 years after that he had a disc replacement in his neck. He does go thru depression and some spells are worse than others. I would like to help him with his stone problem and the depression. He takes pain pill every day so we know there is a dependency to those pills. The Dr. has him lexapro for the depression this will be the first whole month he has taken them without stopping. BP stays up and down.
Is there anyone who knows what I can do to get him better? He is 50 years old and has no other issues."
I HAVE MULTIPLE ISSUES, ACID REFLUX, SORE THROAT, PARASITES AND DEPLETED ADRENALS, CAN YOU HELP?
02/04/2012: Twalan from Bartlett, Il, United States: "Hi, I started taking ACV with BC for Acid Reflux 2 wks ago. After about a week I got a terrible sore throat that won't go away. Has this happened to anyone else that has taken this? I have several health issues so perhaps it's my system so I was curious. I have gargled with salt water, I even took an antibiotic that I had in the house and nothing works. As far as the reflux, it did get better for several days but then came back. I give up. I have been trying to get rid of 2 different parasites for over a year now. I've tried everything and they do die off however it just never ends. I now have depleted adrenal glands and had to leave my job because I am so exhausted. Can anyone help?"
WHAT COULD I DO TO HEAL A LIVER CYST AND ENLARGED SPLEEN?
02/01/2012: Debiao from Chino Hills, Ca, Sb: "Good Day, I need advice for an enlarged spleen and a 7cm liver cyst that keeps growing. Hoping to cure them through naturally.
84 YR. OLD COUSIN HAS GLAUCOMA, TREMORS AND HEP-C?
01/28/2012: Artistb from Ny: "My cousin at 84 has glaucoma in both eyes for over a year now; has tremor (just shaking hands. I suggested NDF nanocolloidal detox factor but has not purchased one ); Urinates very frequently; and has Hepatitis C for over 20 years. Because of him I have been visiting earthclinic. Doctors' diagnosis has not helped.
My advise to him which he tried are: Change your diet, I got him 3% H202 food grade and chlorine filter; uses H202 and Sodium Thiosulfate as sugested by Ted; for urine, to try I mixed in 1/4 teaspoon of humic acid in a drinking water. The humic acid can be sterilized by adding 3 drops of 3% H2O2 in 1/2 glass of water plus that 1/4 teaspoon of humic acid'; for the eyes he has been using Micheal Borough's treatment of 521 (not working). Now he is confused with the overload of his medicine cabinet.
He would like to hear from Ted's opinion a step by step procedure to follow. Since he cannot see very well to read please Ted let me know what can be done because he doesn't listen to my advise as much but he knows I visit earthlinc regularly. I am pretty sure he would like to hear your candid advice. He hates hospitals. Thank you for allowing me to send this message. ArtistB"
03/21/2012: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Glaucoma, well you can try MSM eyedrops if they have it, or MSM 1000 mg x 4 times a day. Cadmium causes eye pressure to be high as well as blood pressure, it comes from gasoline fumes, welding, cigarette smoke, chocolates, for example. EDTA preferably tetrasodium, but disodium edta will do taken at 30% EDTA with water, in form of droppers, 20 drops 3 times a day. Green tea drinking will further the reduction. Carbohydrate consumption does not help either, which is mostly sweet drinks. N acetyl cysteine will help eliminate heavy metals as will taurine, which will help the excretion of heavy metals too. Taurine is found in high amounts to protect the eyes, and will also help.
FATHER HAS PARKINSON'S, ALZHEIMER'S - GETTING WORSE
01/23/2012: Bell from Kansas City, Missouri: "My father was diagnosed with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's last year. He has been taking all the drugs the doctors have prescribed but he seems to be slowly getting worse any help would be greatly appreciated. The tremors are getting worse in his hands and leg and his dementia is getting worse from the Alzheimer's he spent 2 hours setting in the parking lot of the grocery store, he knew he was supposed to get groceries but couldn't remember what he was supposed to get and was too embarrassed to call anyone. I don't want my father slipping any further away from us, so any help would be great, it just seems like regular meds aren't working.
03/21/2012: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Lysine, Threonine, and N Acetyl cysteine first. 1/4 teaspoon of lysine and threonine every hour for four hours. N acetyl Cysteine 250 mg x 3. If you have money, then granulated lecithin and some fish oil, mainly omega 3. Granulated lecithin 1 teaspoon twice a day, fish oil omega 3, every 3 days. Coconut oil one tablespoon in your favorite salads would be fine. The cause is a virus.
I am a very sick 45 yr old woman. The first significant issue that I can remember was depression. It started in my late teens. By early twenties and with 2 babies at home, I was on Prozac. At that point, I was incredibly naive and did what the Dr. Told me. I have been off and on (mostly on) different types of anti-depressants since. I am currently on Welbutrin XL 150 mg per day and Cymbalta 60 mg day.
I had a very high stress marraige which I now wonder if was more my inability to cope that created all of the strife and because of all of the inbalance OR visa versa. Perhaps a bit of both?
Don't know if these things matter or not, but I had chronic strep throat as a child and have not had 1 bout of it since my teens or so.
I also started having chronic sinus infections (can't actually remember when they started exactly) maybe in my teens or early twenties. This lasted for many years. They were always horrendous and unfortunately I thought I had to and did take antibiotics each time. I now have not had a sinus infection for many years. Don't know why.
I am overwhelmed even putting this all down. There is so much!
Approx. 10-12 yrs ago, I started having migraines for the first time ever. My mother had them all of my growing up and stopped having them after she was forced into menopause due to radical hysterectomy. The migraines started out being a few per month. I took Imitrex each time or would be severely ill.
My migraines have now escalated to a minimum of 1 per day. This started approximately 2 years ago and has radically altered my life. Though insurance initially would only allow for 6 Relpax pills in one month's time, I now have a 30 pill prescription per month. I started out taking 20 mg pills and am now on 40 mg pills. 80 mg being the maximum 24 hr dosage. There have been several times in the past 2 years where I'll be maxed out at 80 mg and migraine won't budge. Have ended up in ER where I am administered Delotted. Believe it or not, it never takes the migraine completely away but does, indeed, take an edge off, not to mention that it helps me to sleep through some of the misery. My most recent episode like this was about 4 weeks ago. This lasted for off and on for a little over 1 week. Though I am not suicidal, I sincerely wanted to die, both from the agony of both the physical and emotional pain. By the way, before increasing to being daily, my migraines were always to be expected right around my period. Because of the huge amounts I've taken of this drug, I now worry greatly about heart damage.
Though I cannot remember when the onset was, I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism somewhere around the same time I started having migraines. I had been tested througout the years repeatedly because of my depression and the tests always came back negative. Both my father and paternal Grandmother are Hypo. For my Hypo, I started off taking synthetic thyroid (levothyroxine) and later asked the Dr. To please switch me to Armour as I'd read that it was a natural form. I now buy my thyroid from Canada as we had a shortage in the US. It is also a dessicated form of thyroid as Armour is. I am taking 75 mg day.
I was sent to a Neurologist who scheduled an MRI of the brain for me. My MRI was about 5 weeks or so ago. I was told that no problems were found in the brain, however, I had chronic sinusitis. I thought that strange as I've not really struggled greatly with sinus issues. However, after having thought about it, I realized that, yes, I do, in fact, have sinus pressure/pain at onset of most all of my migraines. I guess that the pain of the migraine so overshadowed the sinus pain that I never really acknowledged it. Strangely, as of about 2 weeks ago my sinuses have started acting up like never ever before. There is some pain and pressure, but not unbearable. The strange part is that my sinuses are bleeding constantly. Not pouring blood. Just that upon blowing my very dry, stuffy nose, the mucous is almost always pure, fresh blood. So weird! I am to see an ENT specialist in November.
I wish I were done. There is more. I started going through Peri Menopause approx 1 1/2 yrs ago or at least I was told so by a Dr. Who had labs done on my hormone levels. She said that I was def. In Peri. This year, it has sped up, if you will. For the first time in life, I skipped a period altogether. Went 2 months without one and then once started the period lasted a couple of weeks. I then went 3 months without a period. After the 3 months without, the period from hell came. One week, two weeks, three weeks went by. After a 57-day straight period (and extremely heavy at that, which I'd never, in life, had), my GYN put me on some form of Progesterone in pill form and within 24 hours my bleeding came to a halt. A huge relief. He later performed a PAP as well as a Uterine biopsy on me which I've not yet heard results on. If my biopsy turns out ok (which I fully expect it to), then I am eligible for the already scheduled, uterus ablation procedure/surgery. I am now hesitating about this because of the fact that, though it will stop my bleeding likely for life, I will still have all of my parts and all of my hormones. Aren't they likely the cause anyhow? Wouldn't an ablation just be for convenience and what long-term affects might it have? I just don't know. I am feeling hesitant now.
By the way, I have had severe, chronic lower back pain for over 15 yrs now. I hadn't realized but it must have lessened some in the past few weeks/months, though never gone, I can assure you. Almost immediately upon beginning this Progesterone, the pain returned with a vengeance. Isn't that just weird?! Even my GYN looked at me fairly puzzled. I don't know what it means, I just know that it is so.
Oh yes, also, because of all of the heavy blood loss (after labs, I was told I'd lost 1/3 of my body's blood) I became moderately anemic for which I am now taking iron pills. Though they have helped, I am still lethargic and get very short of breath doing almost nothing. Even after a shower, I can be really tired, heart racing.
As a side note, I have a friend who has wondered if I may be experiencing adrenal problems.
I grind my teeth terribly.
That is all that I can think of at the moment.
My current state is this: I am daily fatigued, migrainal, depressed (although until just the past few months, my meds controlled this just fine), short of breath some, crampy (like menstruating type), severe lower back pain (so want to take Vicodin because of it's severity, but am afraid of becoming addicted as I've seen how it can make me feel).
For past year or so have had some trouble with swallowing mechanism. Also trouble with constipation.
What I dwell on and wonder is which of these things is the main culprit here? Is one of these likely the cause of all the others in a domino-type effect? I so badly want to know but no doctors, of course, know the answers. I am Sooo not a fan of Western Medicine but our insurance does not cover anything natural. I'd really like to go to a Naturopath.
My life has been radically altered by all of the above. My husband and I now have, in our lives, our first grandbaby, whom we are absolutely crazy about. I am beyond angry at how my health is robbing me of a vibrant life where I can enjoy her, babysit her, maintain friendships, be a loving, active wife to my husband. I am sick every single day and am often housebound.
Please, please, noone has ever really been able to get to the bottom of all of my problems and help me to bring healing to my body.
Please, I beg you NOT to tell me that my problems are too many and that I should see my doctor. That is already all that I have ever done and all to no avail.
I just ask that you give me your feedback and offer me whatever help you may.
Thank you so very much for enduring through this very very long email.
12/27/2012: Aaron from Hopkins, Mn replies: "Hi Mindy, I STRONGLY recommend that you begin the Gerson Therapy immediately. I started it about 4 months ago and have seen amazingly good results. It is quite strict, and requires a plant based diet, 8-12 glasses of fresh juice daily, as well as coffee enemas and some supplements.
You will need help from family, and you need strong dedication to the therapy because it's difficult eating according to their guidelines, but I can tell you from my own personal experience that it works.
Check out their site and/or Facebook profile for more info, and I'm happy to answer any questions you have.
I fully understand the feeling of having your life robbed from you through chronic pain. I am 33 and have lived with chronic pain for more than 10 years now, but that is finally beginning to change."
I believe God for healing from Candidiasis, Reflux, Gastritis, Esophagitis, LES and Pyloric Sphincter to be strengthened, a small Hiatal Hernia, Thyroid Nodules, Autoimmune thyroid disease, Uterine Fibroid; therefore I view Earth Clinic information as a way that God is using to answer that prayer therefore I will be most grateful for your advice on what to do.
I have been on PPIs 40 mg once a day since October 2010; and various rounds of Fluconazole. I have also been taking some multivits and Calcium supplements. I started the 2 table spoons ACV and quarter teaspoon of Sodium bicarb before bed last night, then one hour BEFORE breakfast this morning. Also can I take the mixture sometimes BEFORE and other times AFTER a meal or must one be consistent?
How much drinking water should I take? I am used to taking lots of it. Are sweet fruits eg. pawpaws ok when combating Candidiasis? How about Manuka honey? If I was to feel a burning sensation in my esophagus after a meal for example, after having taken the ACV and SB one hour before the meal, is there anything else that I can take for relief at that time, e.g the honey?
Thanks very much for your assistance and will be most grateful to hear from you."
10/02/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "I started the 2 table spoons ACV and quarter teaspoon of Sodium bicarb before bed last night, then one hour BEFORE breakfast this morning.
Well, if you like it that way and you don't have a reaction, is fine.
Also can I take the mixture sometimes BEFORE and other times AFTER a meal or must one be consistent?
How much drinking water should I take? I am used to taking lots of it. Are sweet fruits eg. pawpaws ok when combating Candidiasis? How about Manuka honey?
You take a lot of water, will reduce acid reflux. No sweets, but green tea extract, molybdenum, tannic acid, especially humic acid maybe better for candidiasis. The humic acid will immediately reduce cheaply the acid reflux as well as digestive enzymes, but they are expensive. You only need 1/16 teaspoon of it every meal to prevent it, and night is the same. Any honey have some calming effects, but not too much as it contain sugar, and may not help candidiasis.
If I was to feel a burning sensation in my esophagus after a meal for example, after having taken the ACV and SB one hour before the meal, is there anything else that I can take for relief at that time, e.g the honey?
Yes humic acid will quickly eliminate the burning sensation. I think borax (1/16) and molybdenum (sodium molybdate) will also help, but humic acid, B3, B12, folic acid, neem, melatonin, curcumin, and betaine also helps. So there is many ways you can do it, but humic acid is an easy solution and doesn't cost much.
TED HELPS WITH ABDOMINAL PAIN, LOW ENERGY LEVEL, ORGAN ISSUES AND MORE
08/21/2011: Anonymous from Anonymous: "Hello, I'm not sure if you accept emails with health concerns, but I thought I might try to find your opinion on my health issue (if you're available to answer/speculate)
Basicaly, Ive had an ongoing pain feeling in my left abdomen as well as left side, it feels like my organs are sort of burning/falling apart sometimes, and is accompanied by bloating and occasional gas (which can also be burning, depending on what I eat). As well as that my energy levels are faulty, as well as my heart-beat seems irregular at times (I had heart palpitations prior to this). I also have been dealing with insomnia/waking up in the night to urinate, as well as having a dry mouth at night, and feeling generally dehydrated (I think).
Ive been tweaking my diet based on leaky gut snydrome and candida, and was wondering if you can speculate on this at all.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!"
08/25/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Generally Leaky Gut Syndrome responds to magnesium chloride solution, that's around 60-70% magnesium chloride. Heart beats skipping also responds to magnesium chloride. But if Crohn's that can be diarrhea and constipation, for Ulcerative Colitis, it is generally diarrhea and some blood, generally a lot of pain. But I am speculating because you don't have to diagnosis from doctors, if they don't give proper diagnosis, then we have to guess ourselves. But I will try magnesium chloride solution first and start from there. But if no magnesium chloride then magnesium citrate. There's not much information I can go on with the information you gave me. Such as what happens if you eat a lot of sugar? How about hot spices?
Anonymous replies to Ted:
"Well there was alot of stress in my life a couple of month ago, which lead to alot of anxiety, and overexertion, as well as a history of IBS, and heartburn, anxiety and poor food choices. It got to a point where I was so overworked that my heart continued to beat fast even when I was lying down, or standing still. After that happened I would have the huge heart palpitations (especially when I lied down) and terrible insomnia/chroniche fatigue, and jittereyness, as well as a pain in my lower left abdomen (which I have had for months prior to all of this). I followed adrenaline fatigue guidelines, and basicaly took it easy and cut out sugar, and made smarter food choices until the heart palipations stopped, and my heart beat got a bit less erratic. From then on I was battling my cravings for sweets and junk food, which I occasionaly gave in to - they would cause me to have brain fog/drunk feeling. My symptoms from then on were occasional jitteriness, nervousness, and the almost constant pain in my left side. I read up about candida, and Leaky gut, and some of the things applied to me, so ive been following their recommendations for diet wise. When I go to doctors, they run the blood tests, and did an abdominal ultrasound, but found nothing wrong. The best diagnosis i have is IBS.
(im also 20, not overweight, toned, and if people looked at me would think I was in great shape)
But my current symptoms are the bloating in the left abdomen, when its not bloating - its painful, sort of burning, which is ongoing throughout the day almost nonstop sometimes. I'll have foul smelling burning gas if I eat when im stressed, or usually junk food. I dont, however, get diarrea, or constipation. My stool is generally loose and flakey, but comes out with ease. I find that my mouth is very dry when I try to sleep, and during the day, as well as dry eyes. When I try to do any long cardio exercise I find it just 'feeds at my energy', rather than flows with my movement, so I do light yoga and taichi exercises instead. I also have to wake up in the night, or early morning to urinate. I've been doing acupuncture for some time, but it doesn't really help very much, my acupuncturists tells me my pulse is tight, and my body is hot. ususally when i have sugar now, it makes me have painful gas and painful stomach as well as a drunkish feeling. Hot spices would make me sweaty and red faced, although i've been avoiding them for sometime.I've tried magnesium citrate, but I found that the nights I tried it, the pain would go away after I drank it, for a period of time, but then come back in the night or in the morning. I recently was looking at your alkalizing formulas, I tried the Baking soda+ACV+water one once today, and I think I have felt better since trying it, and was going to see if that formula, or the lime+Baking soda formula might be something which might help too.
Thanks for replying so quickly, and helping me address this!"
Ted responds to Anonymous:
"You did the correct thing as to magnesium citrate, ACV with baking soda, and baking soda with lime or lemon. But you did not do long enough, it takes at least 2 to 3 weeks of alkalizing to get your just alkalize. Your body is too acidic, as evidenced by your dry mouth, when you take alkaline remedy, it is taken after meal and before sleep, and morning hours.
08/26/2011: Anonymous replies: "I've been doing better since altering my diet, and taking the magnesium citrate, my only remaining question is when i took the alkalizing formula for just 2 days (morning and night) I got Blackish stools, so I stopped. What would this be an indicator of?"
08/26/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "It is detoxing your liver.
08/27/2011: Anonymous replies: "Oh, okay, ill start taking the formula again then-would there be any indicators to stop taking the formula? (i.e: the body being "too much alkalized")"
08/27/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "if your body is too alkaline, which is unlikely since 90% of all food is acid forming, there is such thing as taking too little or too much. The only thing I see not taking alkaline is if you live in deep Amazon forest, you may not need to take it since 90% of their food is alkaline. Constipation, from too much acidity, can cause long term intestinal bleeding, so you might have this and it is helped with vitamin K and vitamin C.
09/01/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Okay, I think my final concern then is my weak/tight pulse and minor anxiety/ nervousness throughout the day. will alkalizing help with these symptoms as well? (I have been taking magnesium citrate as well).
You have too many stimulants such as MSG, cheese, second hand smoke, splenda, lack of rest for example. Alkalizing will help yes, and without alkalizing the uptake of antioxidants with weak pulse cannot be done well. Supplements will help, taurine, B3, etc. But try alkalizing first.
Weak/tight pulse is a sign of low energy, selenium yeast 200 mg x 2, and quercetin 1000 mg and vitamin E 400 iu. will help.
09/05/2011: Anonymous replies: "I thought Id be more clear for my previous message, I did start taking 5-htp which helped the depression and anxiety, however i am having constant, unquenchable hunger throughout the day, and especially throughout the night, causing me to wake up and have to eat. I'm deducing it may be hyperthyroidism (also having multiple bowel movements, especially in the morning) I'm proceeding to Alkalize, continue taking 5-htp, vitamin B complex, and magnesium citrate, as well as coconut oil. I'm wondering if you know anything which can assist the constant hunger?"
09/06/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Usually 500 mg of B3 niacinamide helps for most general depression, if not contact me there are others.
Okay, and if you do have others it would be good to know, to see what works. Do you have any suggestions for the constant appetite? As well as that, I don't have a diagnosis, but I am concerned I might have Graves disease, do you know how I can keep my eyes healthy, so that they don't protrude? They are starting to feel pressure behind them, and I am very worried.
The zinc acetate, boron (borax), potassium citrate and glycine will reduce the constant appetite, while B6 will increase appetite. Graves disease is excess copper or cadmium, which zinc acetate or zinc gluconate is antagonistic to both copper and cadmium, which at the same time reduces appetite just the same. Magnesium is always required, and in the form of magnesium citrate or preferably magnesium chloride. I had a client who took magnesium alone, caused symptoms of Graves disease to be less, such as heart beat to lower in Graves disease also, selenium and B3 niacinamide (NOT niacin, please!). People keep blaming me making recommendations on Niacin, I don't recommend them! I always used niacinamide. Typica dose for zinc acetate is 15 to 25 mg, boron (borax) is 1/8 teaspoon, potassium citrate 1/4 teaspoon x 2, glycine 5000 mg x 2, magnesium chloride 70% is 8 drops 3 times a day, and selenium try 400 mcg once a day first, and niacinamide 250 to 500 mg. Anyone of these or all should help, its a multiple deficiency. Some cases the irritants may stimulate thyroid overdrive, in this cases it would be salmon fish oil 1000 mg x 3. Once the condition stops may be discontinued.
TED HELPS WITH WIFE'S CHRONIC HEALTH AILMENTS
08/12/2011: Anonymous from Anonymous: "Dear Mr. Ted, Thank you for posting all the remedies on earth clinic. It is doing all of us a world of good. If you have some time to spare, I need your expert help and advice on the multiple conditions that my wife is currently suffering. I will do my best to try to keep this email as short as possible, but try and give you as much background information.
Weight: 190 lbs, Height: 5.594, Age: 35, Diet: Vegetarian and a bad one at that, Smoke: yes. Used to be 10 cigs a day which is now down to 3 with the goal to quit completely (hopefully very quickly).
Below I've attempted to list all her symptoms with descriptions around it.
1. *Knees gave up (now OK):* About 12 years ago, she went thru a brief spell (3-4 months) where her knees would give out and she would fall. It lasted a few months and then went away. Doctors couldn't quite figure out what it was, but since it went away we didn't pursue it much further.
2. *Carpal Tunnel: *She has been suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in both her wrists for about 12 years now. The doctors confirmed this back in 1997/98 by injecting many needles in the back/neck/hand muscles (EMG is it called?) and trying to measure how strong the muscles were. They recommended surgery, but we didn't go for it. She has been living with that pain forever. At times it gets really bad and she just sleeps it off, but now this combined with the issues below are causing a lot of pains.
3. *Heavy periods/Infections:* She has always suffered from heavy periods that last about 11 days. In an attempt to help with this and in order to also do birth control we opted for a Mirena IUD 1.5 years ago. The IUD seems to have helped her periods where they are quite light now, but she keeps suffering from Infections. In the past year she has had 4 infections. The first and second infections seemed to be the worse where she would get real bad stomach pains and would literally have to sit down somewhere. Those two infections were also multiple infections as per the doctor. The third one the doctor said that she didn't see any presence of yeast, but couldn't quite tell us what it was after running multiple tests. The last most recent infection was seen with the presence of yeast. The doctor prescribed medication, but since it had fluoride in it we opted not to take it and instead did the sea salt and alkalizing with 2 tablespoons of ACV + BC teaspoon of baking soda in a full glass of water. Seems to have helped the last yeast infection and at least for now it seems like she's infection free, but has a bloated stomach. After the insertion of the Mirena IUD she has had irregular bleeding for the past year (on and off). The last irregular bleeding was likely as a result of another doctor giving her steroid in her toe for RA (see below). We have an appt to remove the Mirena IUD next week on the 16th.
4. *Fibroids*: She has two small fibroids detected during pregnancy. One in the uterus wall and the other one in the middle (not sure what the doc meant by that).
5. *Hypothyroid:* She has elevated TSH at 5 which is now down to 3.77 (T4 free is normal. Doc hasn't tested for T3 yet). Doctor has prescribed Synthroid as the medication (0.75 mcg just bumped up to 0.88 mcg). She also has a bump like swelling in the front part of the neck. I assume it's a thyroid gland swelling (possibly goiter?) as it's right below where the adam's apple would be in a man's case. In addition her thyroid seems to keep flipping. Sometimes it's low, sometimes it's high and sometimes it's normal. Just all over the board for the past 3-4 years.
6. *Bloating*: My youngest daughter is now 2 years old. For the past two years, my wife's stomach hasn't felt right. First we thought it was the pregnancy weight and it would go away with time, but then all the infections started and the stomach always looks like she's 3 months pregnant and at times it bloats so much that she looks 7-8 months pregnant. Interestingly enough during pregnancy she didn't gain much weight (hovered around 180 lbs, that is, gained about 10 lbs throughout the pregnancy), but now she is at 194 lbs (2 years after pregnancy). A decade ago she used to be between 120-140lbs.
7. *Rheumatoid Arthritis*: About 5 months ago, she started having pains in her right toe. There were times where she couldn't put any weight on it and couldn't walk. They tested her for Gout which was negative. MRI showed some form of arthritis and then they tested her blood for RA which was positive and in the beginning stages. Now, her toe seems OK, but the inflammation and pain has moved to the index finger in her right hand. It gives her a lot of pain. Last night she was literally in tears. Every night in order to fall asleep she keeps moving her feet until she's sleeping.
8. *Transient Ischemic Attacks?:* I am not sure if this is what the condition is, but the symptoms seem to fit. It started about 2 years ago and it seems to happen only in the summer and that too it didn't happen 3 years ago when we used to live in NJ (we moved to NC 3 years ago) where once in a blue moon I would think she's drunk. Her speech was slurry, dizziness, and she really walked and acted like she was drunk. Progressively, it seems to have gotten worse where it now looks like she gets this twice a month (though I haven't been keeping good track of it). Her eyes get red and watery and kind of droopy and she walks and talks like a drunk--she also does not seem to recall what happened during that time once she recovers from it. Recovery seems automatic and seems to take at least a couple of hours, but most of the times, she just goes to bed and lays there like a dead body for 3-4 hours before she wakes up. She's got 3 stitches in her head from her childhood. Every once in a while they tend to hurt her and there's a little blood discharge (very slight that seems to clot away quickly). She only notices the clot, but doesn't feel any blood come out. There's no pain in the stitches, but they are very itchy.
9. *Spots:* She's got lots of black spots on the lower part of the body. Both her feet have a large block of black spotting (think iodine painting except that this is black and it's at the ankle and right below it). This is true in both legs. Also her toe nails are not clear. Couple of them have black/blue coloring which I now suspect is fungi. She also has a bunch of small black spots between the knee and the ankle that seem to come and go. Her knee has 3-494 of black big spot (think iodine painting again) that seems to have come from falling 12 years ago. Additional small black spots seem to have appeared after we started the ACV + BS alkalizing. Her buttocks have reddish spots all over, but most are an inch or two from the anus and run from top to bottom of the buttocks.
10. *Fibromyalgia?: *In looking at all the symptoms I now wonder if she's got fibromyalgia.
11. *Blood vessels in the back*: She has a huge (pretty much covers the entire upper-left back) red spot/birth-mark on her back. About a year or two ago, she then got one big (3cm) swelling of the skin where blood is trapped and another small swelling on the back. The doctor said that the red spot was all blood vessels and the skin swelling was blood vessels accumulating. Because she was pregnant during that time, we decided to not get them removed and then never went back to it given all the other problems that have cropped up.
12. *Overall daily feeling*: This is her typing now. "today when I woke up I felt fine but an hour or two later I started feeling a little uneasy. I felt more saliva producing, shaky, feel need to lay down, feel tired and hot. Honestly on days like today my husband somehow always knows it's coming."
I just bought a pH, conductivity, and ORP meter. I have run a couple of tests with it and here are the results. Unfortunately the ORP meter stopped working after the first attempt.
*pH*: Her saliva pH is more acidic than her urine pH. In the 2 tests that we have done so far her saliva pH was 6.43 and 7.16. Her urinary pH was 7.66 and 7.88.
*EC*: Her conductivity seems to be off the top. 19.60mS and 20.00mS (today--this is the highest that the meter goes). I thought the meter was not working, but when I test my urine EC it was 9.8mS and 6.7mS (personally am starting to drink more water thru the day)
*ORP*: Only got to do one ORP measure measurement. For urine her ORP was -15 and for Saliva it was 132
I just had her alkalize with 2 tbls ACV + BC tsp BS which she took 1 hour after lunch. I then measured her 1 hour after the alkalizing and 2 hours after lunch and this is what it looks like:
*pH*: Saliva pH is 7.36 and Urine pH is 7.66
*EC:* Saliva EC is 10.22 mS and urine EC is 8.95mS
Now, what's unusual about this is that it would indicate that maybe she does not drink enough water. But the fact of the matter is she drinks a LOT of water. However, not all the water goes out, that is, what she drinks does not get out! Maybe that's why fluids are building up in her?
*What are we currently doing?*
1. We are alkalizing 3 times a day. Alkalizing drink is 2 tbls ACV + 1/8 tsp of BS + a pinch of sea salt (Himalayan or dead sea salt).
a. 1st drink is 1.5 hours after waking up. She first takes her Synthroid, which prevents her from eating/drinking anything from an hour. After the hour she takes the 1st drink.
b. 2nd drink is 1 hour after lunch.
c. 3rd drink is 1 hour after dinner. Sometime this is 2-3 hours after dinner.
2. She takes 1 liter of water with 1/8 tsp of Borax, 1/8 tsp of xylitol, 1/8 tsp of baking soda, 1/8 tsp of sea salt, and 30 drops of 3% H2O2. She drink this throughout the day.
a. Today is day 4. Unfortunately, it wasn't until today that I found out that my water filter is completely useless so we haven't been able to use pure water. I am in the process of ordering a reverse osmosis filter with deionization system. Until I buy the system, I am buying reverse osmosis purified water as drinking water and today was day 1 with the pure water.
3. Oil pulling with Sesame oil every morning as soon as we wake up. Will be switching over to olive oil soon.
4. I need to buy Lugol's 2% solution and am planning to give her 4-5 drops every night. But for now she takes 12 drops of iodine USP (4 drops 150mcg) and does foot painting with iodine tincture 2-3 days out of the week.
5. Fulvic/Humic Acid: I finally have treated her illnesses with fulvic/humic acid, with a 70% fulvic and 30% humic ratio (like you had posted in one of your posts on EC).
In reading thru the EC website, I have made a list of all the remedies that pertain to the conditions above and it looks like I may need to add the following:
1. Fulvic/Humic acid: 1oz 3 times a day
2. 4-5 drops of Lugol's 2% solution 5 days of the week along with foot painting every alternate day
3. 500mg tyrosine amino acid 5 days of the week.
4. 1000mg of Vitamin C taken 2-3 times a day (2000-3000mg in total) 5 days of the week
a. Not sure about ascorbic acid or sodium ascorbate. Probably the ascorbate since she probably needs to raise her ORP levels (got one reading of -15)
5. Keep doing BC tsp borax + BC tsp xylitol + BC tsp sea salt + 30 drops of 3% H2O2 in 1 liter of water 96 5 days of the week
6. 100mg of potassium citrate 5 days of the week
7. 500mg magnesium citrate 5 days of the week
8. 50mg zinc gluconate once a week
9. Vitamin D3 20,000 I.U 5 days a week
10. Vitamin K2 200 mcg 5 days a week
11. Aloe Vera juice 5 days a week
12. 300mg of Vitamin B3 niacinamide dissolved in vinegar 5 days of the week. Not sure how to really take this--that is how much vinegar, water etc.
13. Vitamin B complex B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B8 96 100mg and B12 96 100mcg
Now, please keep in mind that I am no biochemist. In fact, I hated chemistry back in my school days. Was I a fool? I made a list above very simply. went to each ailment on EC and looked at your recommendations and jotted them down. I have absolutely no idea how each of them will react and how to combine them or separate them/space them thru out the day and come up with a daily/weekly schedule. This is where I need your help desperately. I am hoping that we can work together with some email back and forth and hope to get my wife to a normal life!
Please let me know if this is something you can help me with and guide me through over the next X amount of months/years it will take to cure her. I know your heart is in the right place to help people and that is what I am truly hoping for. "
08/19/2011: "Anonymous replies to Ted's response: "Hi Ted, I'd like to reply to a couple of your recent letters here:
Is not like one shot or something I see in most other cases. There is something you need to know about people who are Indians, generally speaking, they are hard to treat because of their diets and their autoimmunity is not recognized in the medical community. I see you recognized this condition is something of a long term problem, and needs to be taken seriously, you are right.
Interesting. Would you be able to expand a bit more on the diets? My family's, including my wife's, diet is a typical northwest Indian diet. On a daily basis there is Roti/Chapati made of flour, vegetables cooked Indian style with spices such as - turmeric, chili powder, garlic, ginger, coriander, cumin, cinnamon etc - , boiled white rice (typically basmati rice) and a dal/curry (made of lentils, beans etc). at least once or twice a week we'll have khicheree (made up of rice and mung beans with onions, potatoes, peas and many of the spice mentioned above) along with Kadhi. I will typically consume 4-5 Rotis with the vegetables and then rice and curry after it. My wife my wife will generally have 2-3 Roti's. We typically don't eat a lot of outside food. For example, Pizza will be consumed once or twice a month. We also don't eat fast food. Only if we are on the road we may get a veggie burger and some fries, but 80-85% of our food is made at home. Vegetables are cooked in Olive oil. For frying purposes we'll use canola oil. Breakfast is typically bread (now unbleached) or croissant with Jam and either pasteurized/homogenized milk (now trying to switch to raw cow milk, but unsure yet as to how it should be consumed raw or a little warm or boiled a bit) or coffee. Is this diet above in itself a bad thing? Should we stop this completely and start boiling our vegetables in pure water and some sea salt added and consume with rice?
At one point (a decade ago), my wife practically lived on Chips and Coke. Over the years, I have been able to get her away from it. She still craves Chips once a week, but we have completely stopped coke/pepsi after I read your answers on earthclinic on aspartame.
Interesting that you talk of autoimmunity in Indians. My wife has it and my dad caught Myasthenia Gravis at the age of 65 and died 2 years later because of that and he caught Pneumonia and Cancer in the mouth (probably from popping all those steroids to keep the MG effects away).
The one thing that she has to avoid is obviously smoking and drinking.
Today is our last day of smoking. We are officially giving it up today. I am including myself as I seem to suffer from fatigue (lack of energy without even doing anything strenuous) and brain fogs (can't think clearly and/or forget within 30mins to hour what I've just read. maybe I don't seem to concentrate enough on things and they become a distant non-recallable memory quickly. Now, I've developed a fear that I will forget it and I keep reading the same article or book over and over 2-3-4 times to ensure it sinks in. Some of it does and some doesn't.
Drinking is not an issue at all. We may consume 1 or 2 drinks a month at most.
The not so obvious is vegetable oils used in cooking. You can use in salad dressing but the preferred one is hemp oil, which as all the essential fatty acids in proper portion.
We only use olive oil (day-to-day) or canola oil (lots of frying to do). Should we stop both these oils and start using hemp oil? I've read hemp oil may not be so good for frying. On the other hand maybe we just stop consuming fried foods. Alternatively, should we just use coconut oil for everything? We're typically not big on salads. Eating salads is a once in a blue moon event for us. We do eat our tomatoes, green veggies etc, but they are all prepared Indian style and cooked with a bunch of spices added to them. I wonder if the Indian style cooking is taking away all the good nutrients out and that we should just boil our veggies and eat them?
Her major problems appear to be liver problems, some rheumatoid, circulation problems. For a thyroid supplement, take natural thyroid supplements 2 a day.
Did you mean raw thyroid? (Can't seem to find anything without the magnesium sterate).
She appears to have fungus throughout the body. Take 1/8 teaspoon of borax mixed in 1 liter of water with hydrogen peroxide or sodium thiosulfate depending on the day, since both of these alternate days. Glycine is an amino acid that attaches to fat cells, and is taken 1 teaspoon a day, you can mix in the liter of water also.
You don't have homocysteine in your blood test, it helps. If it is revealed to be high, then TMG trimethylglycine. Lysine is a very common deficiencies in humans, take it 1000 mg x 2 a day, And these are all conservative doses.
I will ask the doctor to include this in the next blood test.
A negative 15 on your ORP conductivity meter sticks out, it should be a lot lower, such as -70 to -120 millivolts.
This seems to be a problem with the meter. When I was testing the ORP of lime and BS I excepted to see a -100/-200 mv reading, but the reading on the meter was a positive reading. I then called the vendor and asked them about negative ORP readings and they said that in order to get accurate and quick negative ORP readings, I need to oxidize the platinum probe and advised me to stick the meter in a white distilled vinegar solution for 3-4 days and then try it. They also advised me to use the same white distilled vinegar as the storage solution for the ORP meter. I am in the process of it now. Today is day 3 that the meter is sitting in the vinegar. However, I must tell you that I am a bit confused about this because I read one of your posts yesterday on earth clinic where you advised a fellow named Hasan to properly cleanse the ORP meter and store it in KCL solution to prevent it from oxidation. So now, I've got two conflicting pieces of information and I am not sure what I need to do with the ORP meter anymore.
The problem comes from lead, arsenic and chlorine exposures. Lead by 2 ppm is unacceptable for my standards, and arsenic and lead. You need EDTA, you can make a dropper kind using tetra Sodium EDTA, as 30% to 40% EDTA and take 20 drops twice a day. This will help remove metals that are causing the high -15 millivolts. even if she did take the supplements!
I found technical grade tetrasodium EDTA powder. I can't seem to find lab or food grade. Is this OK to use? I still need to figure out how to make 30-40% EDTA out of it.
The other issue is she needs to dechlorinate her body with sodium thiosulfate, say 1 crystal of rice-like crystals 4 times a day, every other day. The days she's not taking it, she will take just one liter of H2O2 3% one capful in one liter of water. She can drink throughout the day.
The circulation, blood vessels, she really needs bromelain. Now I make my own bromelain, which is 10% bromelain and taken 1/4 teaspoon. The commercial types they add only 25 mg, so you have to take their stuff by a large amounts, I will say for a low dose, not too costly for you, is 10 capsules three times a day. Don't worry about the cost this treatment last about 1 month maximum 2 months. This will reduce her acne in buttocks and some circulation problems.
I found one that has 850 mg of bromelain in 1 cap. Will plan on taking 1 before lunch and 1 before dinner along with Fulvic (100,000ppm) and Humic (43,00ppm) combo that we already take with lunch and dinner.
I also need to know about her diet preference. Natural Progesterone cream will help. If applied to face will help the entire body.
She drinks a TON of water everyday. she's always craving for water. A big part of it is because the heat really gets to her. The other day our lights went out and fans/ac stopped running. It was about 85-90 degrees F and she started acting all weird as though she was starting a TIA (transient ischemic attack). She said things like she felt she was suffocating in the house and needed to step out so we sat outside for 30mins or so and then went to bed an hour later once the lights came on and the fans started running.
The sea salt is only taken once a day, reduce to 1/8 in morning only. Her bloating stomach usually indicates she is low on stomach acid, you can get betaine HCL, or hydrochloric acid concentrated (40%) drops. In a glass of water, about 4 drops. Or you can take betaine before meals. She has some sort of acidity.
I can get betatine HCL 1200mg. (would 1/8 teaspoon 823mg twice before lunch and dinner be ok?)
She needs 1000 mg of taurine. For her pain, rheumatoid pain, she may be helped with at least 100 mg allopurinol in evening and 100 mg allopurinol in the morning. Well talk about more about rheumatoid later, but briefly is how you treat it:
1. DMSO 50% with 50% Castor oil applied to the area will help for about 6 to 8 hours.
I can't seem to find medical grade DMSO. Most of the DMSO's out there are industrial grade. Should I use MSM instead?
2. Possible permanent cure with 14% Gallium nitrate, soaked in area where there is pain is likely to help, but the cost is a lot (I have as yet to obtain it, but I have tested laboratory grade versions and found to work). You obtain Gallium nitrate from George Eby, for experimental purposes for horses. http://gallium-nitrate.com/
Thank you for the website.
She also needs most importantly the digestive enzymes. The brand of digestive enzymes should be capsule form, of Life Extension, super digestive enzymes. Taken before and after meals, at every meal. We'll need to resolve her stomach issues. The other one related to stomach issues is Granulated lecithin, take it 1 teaspoon a day, not the capsule form. This will reduce her stomach. She has some sort of liver problems and you did use B50, taken once a week is fine for now. Bloating will be helped with HCl or Betaine HCl.
No, I haven't used B50 at all. In the list below (from my original email) it was all the items that I thought I needed to add to the daily routine and NOT what she is already taking. Should I add B50 to the list as well?
For the transient ischemic attacks: I don't really know if they are TIAs, but the symptoms seem to fit. TIA seems to be caused by a possible blood clot in the brain due to which blood is unable to pass? I have however noticed that when she gets these TIAs (we'll assume that's what it is as I can't find anything else), there is a distinct odor from her mouth or body. Its alcohol like, but not really alcohol. Plus I know she wouldn't drink in the daytime when the kids are around. These TIAs seem to come and go at anytime of the day. If she were drinking I would have noticed a pattern plus I would have noticed the alcohol bottle content. So I really don't think its alcohol, but I can't seem to put a finger on that odor.
CoQ10 Ubiquinol (not ubiquinone) is taken at least 200 mg x 3 times a day on empty stomach. ALC and ALA (acetyl L carnitine and alpha lipoic acid) totals 500 mg taken twice a day. Plus Quercetin 500 mg x 2 days.
Is this the same as Quercetin Dihydrate P.E. 95%?
These are conservative doses. This is to help energy level. 500 mg N acetyl Cystiene twice a day. You can reduce after 1 week to just once a day. Carpal Tunnel syndrome will be helped with 15 minutes of soaking in gallium nitrate (14% solution) but I prefer 7%."
08/21/2011: Anonymous replies: "Thank you Mr. Ted for your time and response. I will now attempt to put together a spreadsheet to try to come-up with a daily schedule as there's a lot of items below that need to be taken on a daily basis. In the spreadsheet I would also like for her to write down the daily events, feelings, pains, what she ate etc so we can give you so me feedback and possibly weekly reporting. Is that ok?
How long do you think we need to do this treatment? Are we talking about months or years? Trying to gauge this so that I can also gauge the quantity of the powders to buy.
My first preference is to try to get the supplements in powder form. It seems like bulk purchases might be my best option. Do you suggest that any supps in cap/vcaps, I should take the liquid or powder out of it, dissolve in a glass of water and consume it?
As far as water purification, I just installed a water system that is an RO system with a deionizer and produces BEV quality water. For the showers, I just bought a VitaShower which uses Vitamin C to dechlorinate the water. It seems to be pretty popular in Asia. Is that OK to use?
1. Mirena IUD removed today
2. Alkalizing is now 2x lime + BS and 1x ACS +BS
3. BC tsp Borax + BC tsp sea salt + 30 drops 3% H2O2 in 1 liter of water continues.
4. 1-2 tablespoon of coconut oil
5. 3 oz of fulvic (100,000 ppm) and humic (43,000 ppm) combination taken daily, 1oz 3x a day (morning, lunch, dinner)"
08/21/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "The treatment, especially the bloating stomach should improve in a month. You cannot eat fried foods. The hemp oil is taken only as a dietary supplement never heating. Omega 3 is needed, but 500 to 1000 mg once a week.
In the spreadsheet I would also like for her to write down the daily events, feelings, pains, what she ate etc so we can give you some feedback and possibly weekly reporting. Is that ok?
How long do you think we need to do this treatment? Are we talking about months or years? Trying to gauge this so that I can also gauge the quantity of the powders to buy.
You need about 2 months for most major conditions, but the others it's diminishing returns. Bloating stomach should be ok by 1 month.
Do you suggest that any supps in cap/vcaps, I should take the liquid or powder out of it, dissolve in a glass of water and consume it?
Powder and dissolved. But the additives may block much of the therapeutic effect still.
As far as water purification, I just installed a water system that is an RO system with a deionizer and produces BEV quality water.
Reconstitute with sea salt.
For the showers, I just bought a VitaShower which uses Vitamin C to dechlorinate the water. It seems to be pretty popular in Asia. Is that OK to use?
You cannot use canola oil, they are genetically modified organisms, and its pretty toxic in whatever form. How? These genetically engineered plants produce enzymes that kill weeds. It is the same as the unnatural chemical compounds in Roundup (Monsanto) and I don't know which plants do that, because it's a trade secret. It is best to avoid them altogether.
Her diet is high carbohydrates, it's filling but they do nothing to fix the body. You need vegetables and protein food, soy or plant based protein. Whey is good source.
No jams. Fruit extract of any kind is best, but no fruits. They contain fructose. Prefer brown rice to white rice.
ORP meters. You have to fix it or get another brand, is not producing numbers that is negative. It doesn't take that long to clean the electrode platinum.
Interesting that you talk of autoimmunity in Indians as my wife has it and my dad caught Myasthenia Gravis at the age of 65 and died 2 years later because of that and he caught Pneumonia and Cancer in the mouth (probably from popping all those steroids to keep the MG effects away).
I believe the cause of autoimmunity among Indians is they don't consume tea like the British that took over indians. Autoimmunity is mycobacterium, which produces ulcerative colitis, asthma, tuberculosis, pneumonia, and others. The mycobacterium I believe can be protected with tea, and the British occupation a century ago was for the Tea, from India. As to which tea, I don't know, but I can say what it is not, it is not the black tea, although they have some properties yes. White tea, assam tea, etc. These are likely to have that property.
I found technical grade tetrasodium EDTA powder. I can't seem to find lab or food grade. Is this OK to use? I still need to figure out how to make 30-40% EDTA out of it.
1. DMSO 50% with 50% Castor oil applied to the area will help for about 6 to 8 hours. I can't seem to find medical grade DMSO. Most of the DMSO 's out there are industrial grade. Should I use MSM instead?
2. Possible permanent cure with 14% Gallium nitrate, soaked in area where there is pain is likely to help.
14% Gallium nitrate is sufficient, you get her on non decaffeinated tea, such as assam tea and white tea. It will get her to drink less water and perhaps have fewer sugar and snacks cravings.
08/22/2011: Anonymous replies: "Thank you for the prompt response. I had these questions coming out of our email dialogue:
I am assuming we'll continue to alkalize? Currently using ACV or lime + BS. Should I think of going the CarbiCarb route along with Potassium Citrate and Magnesium Citrate?
3. For the sea-salt in purified water, should I reconstitute it for the rest of my life or on a temp basis (one week/month on, one week/month off). My two kids (2yr and 5 yr) can also consume the same water? Should I put BS or fulvic/humic acid combo or H2O2 (drop or two) in it along with Sea salt?
4. I am getting some raw cow milk today (about 3 gallons). Any suggestions on how to consume it? Was hoping to give that to my kids and wife, as I think they need it the most. Still trying to find goat milk as it is more digestible.
5. How many cups of Assam/White tea a day?
6. Diet: From a vegetables perspective, we have at least one if not two vegetables prepared daily. For example, today is Okra with potatoes, turmeric, chili powder, and garlic. This will be consumed with Chapati/Roti, Rice, and beans/mung Curry. I am guessing this is not enough?
- And that I need to have a separate bowl of veggies prepared by boiling them?
- Are you aware of any websites that may offer good information on what one should eat and possibly even provide exactly what to eat? I am currently looking for some Ayurvedic books that may help me understand what to eat and how much?
7. Thyroid Supp: Did you mean raw thyroid supplement?
08/22/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "I am assuming we'll continue to alkalize--currently using ACV or lime + BS. Should I think of going the CarbiCarb route along with Potassium Citrate and Magnesium Citrate?
You can, yes.
For the sea-salt in purified water, should I reconstitute it for the rest of my life or on a temp basis (one week/month on, one week/month off). My two kids (2yr and 5 yr) can also consume the same water? Should I put BS or fulvic/humic acid combo or H2O2 (drop or two) in it along with Sea salt?
Sea salt in purified water is necessary to reconstitute and 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda too. It must be in all RO water. Kids can consume. You can add H2O2, with sea salt.
4. I am getting some raw cow milk today (about 3 gallons). Any suggestions on how to consume it? Was hoping to give that to my kids and wife, as I think they need it the most. Still trying to find goat milk as it is more digestible.
No special way, but you cannot heat it.
5. How many cups of Assam/White tea a day?
Three times a day, a cup each.
6. Diet: From a vegetables perspective, we have at least one if not two vegetables prepared daily. I am guessing this is not enough?
Try rice + beans, with whatever curry. You may need protein supplements.
a. And that I need to have a separate bowl of veggies prepared by boiling them?
No you don't need any special preparations.
b. Are you aware of any websites that may offer "good' information on what one should eat and possibly even provide exactly what to eat? I am currently looking for some Ayurvedic books that may help me understand what to eat and how much?
You need a complete protein source. That will be your book. Vegetarians are low in lysine, trimethylglycine, glutamine, and possibly BCAA.
7. Thyroid Supp: Did you mean raw thyroid supplement?
Well, not one that is thyroxin free, I prefer with everything.
08/23/2011: Anonymous replies: "Dear Mr. Ted, I confirmed with DMSO.com that their DMSO is industrial grade and not vet or medical grade. Is that still OK to use?
As far as the ORP, I am now able to get negative readings. For example, the lime/bs combo gave me a -323mv reading. I am not sure how accurate that reading is. Is there any solution one can test to look at the accuracy of the ORP meter. I have researched the ORP meter piece on the Internet and everyone seems to be of the opinion that ORP meters are never accurate due to the whole oxidation requirements around it. The vendor I bought my meter from does offer a probe conditioning kit in order to get accurate readings. I will talk to them further on it and then possibly buy that kit. Thanks"
08/30/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Then get a DMSO USP grade, or BP grade. If not possible an industrial grade will do. ORP doesn't need to be accurate, as it depends on the time taken to measure it. If you take ORP readings for the first 5 minutes or 10 minutes, then it should be consistent enough. The lime and B/S generally is between -200 to - 350 mV, is good enough or accurate enough for most purposes.
Since we just want to know whether the solutions are above -100, or are they near zero (-20 mv to + 20 mV) or are they oxidative +100 and above. That is all you need to know. There is a reason for it. Normal cells exist around -70 mV to -100 mV. If they are cancerous, then their voltage readings are around -10 to -30 mV range. If the levels were deteriorating, it will be in cancer range, that is the range you don't want to be. So obviously lemon and baking soda will have very negative numbers, as do apple cider vinegar and baking soda, and so they will be helpful in getting the numbers higher. To see its effect, measure the urine to see whether it produces the numbers in that healthy range, which is generally -70 mV to - 150 mV would be enough, but it can be said that -70 mV and more negative numbers would be fine.
Because of this rule, I generally am not strict on accuracy per se, unless the meters are really bad and really requires recalibration.
08/30/2011: Anonymous replies: "Below you mentioned it should be 50% DMSO and 50% castor oil. Is this 50% DMSO diluted by using 4 parts water to 1 part DMSO and then add castor oil to it? Or use the 99.9% pure concentration with castor oil?
I'm a bit confused about the ORP readings for the first 5-10mins. Do you mean, when testing the urine or saliva, multiple readings should be taken (say every 2 mins) for up to 10mins and those readings should then be averaged where the average should ideally be -70mv to -100mv or above?"
08/30/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Below you mentioned it should be 50% DMSO and 50% castor oil. Is this 50% DMSO diluted by using 4 parts water to 1 part DMSO and then add castor oil to it? Or use the 99.9% pure concentration with castor oil?
It is one part DMSO (99.9%) and one part castor oil. Actually for external purposes industrial grade would do fine, but better if pharma grade.
For the ORP you have to have a fixed time needed for proper measurement. If the chemical is reacting you wait until it settles down, then you leave ORP for 5 minutes and take a reading or leave ORP for 10 minutes and take a reading. If you agree to 5 minutes, for comparative purposes you do all your other ORP readings for first 5 minutes. I found that some ORP meters stabilize measurement after 5 minutes and then there are other (cheaper) ORP meters where the numbers stabilize after 10 minutes.
CAN'T ABSORB IRON, HYPERTHYROID, LACK OF ENERGY
08/10/2011: Anonymous from Anonymous: "Hi Ted,
I've been struggling with low ferritin for over a year now. Despite being on a high dose of iron pills since January, my ferritin levels haven't budged. I feel terrible all the time and can't get out of bed most of the day, hair loss etc. I've stayed clear of all the foods that inhibit iron absorption, I've taken blackstrap molasses along with my pills, I've gone on a gluten free diet and nothing has helped. I am also hypothyroid and was reading that people with thyroid problems have decreased stomach acid which causes iron deficiency so I decided to try to take HCL supplements. I took one and had horrible, painful gas (even in my chest) for a day straight. I'm not sure if I should continue. I know if there is burning of any sort, you are supposed to stop but I didn't see anything about gas. Also, I was thinking about taking apple cider vinegar with my pills but don't know if I drink it WITH the pills. Can long term used of ACV cause any PH problems in the body? I'm a little leary of doing this long term. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and if you could provide some input on this matter, it would be greatly appreciated!"
08/17/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Have your mineral status check and possible virus history you had in the past. Certain mycobacterium (in bone marrow or virus) and or unidentified intestinal disorders caused by your past consumption of accutane or isoretionin which leads to decrease intestinal villi are one of them.
The other is iron absorption is also affected if you have historical ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, and acidic intestines. Inflammation of spleen and bone marrow issues, or kidney functioning also affects your ferritin status. Mineral status that leads to iron deficiency, includes taking the wrong kinds of iron (the proper one is ferrous gluconate), or excess cadmium, Celiac disease, hemolytic anemia, are some of the common overlooked problems. The ones people usually looked at is for anemia is vitamin C, B12, but fail to look at B2, folic acid, and taking too much zinc for colds, without proper copper supplementation.
Most of the problems I encountered is taking too much H2O2 for too long (the body produces more blood with less oxygen), some sort of aplastic anemia, and certain kinds of viruses (or bacteria) in the bone marrow, and black stools (a sign of intestinal bleeding). There was also case of fungus in the blood that also leads to anemia, you have outward allergy symptoms.
Anemia is a frequently encountered problems, most hospitals used erythropoietin and blood transfusions, but this is a temporary solution. I had a person who had taking 5 different blood pressure med that lead to his kidney being impaired, that he is considering kidney dialysis (machine) it actually leads him to be anemia.
Anemia is actually one of the more difficult cases because the hospital doesn't deal with it except temporary solutions only. (Actually more difficult then cancer, in terms of finding the cause.) The usual anemia dealt with in Thailand is to go hospital when you have anemia without dealing with the cause. It's fine, but you can this can go on forever.
Hemolytic anemia was helped with prednisone and another cyclosporine to help the body produce more blood. They said the cause was autoimmunity, so they gave that, but I think it prednisone stimulates blood synthesis, but it leads to weight gain in nearly all patient too.
Anonymous replies: "Hi Ted,
Thanks for your response! How would I check for past virus history or mycobacterium? Everything else that you have mentioned has been checked so those are the only two things left. Somone else also mentioned possibly having H. Pylori. Thanks again for your help."
Ted responds to Anonymous: "There are blood tests that checks for antigen and is still prevent in your bloodstream. There may be some services that does that. I had one person who had cancer, and he went to some European lab and have his blood tests for antigen or antibody and he happens to have aspergillis niger, a herpes virus, black mold fungus producing aflatoxin mycobacterium and other things that cause his cancer. So what I asked him was to control the blood sugar, because most of these organism will remain suppressed, if the blood sugar is below 90 mg/dL that is especially true for fruits and artificial suger. The other is alkalized, and his cancer has remained in remission as far as I know once he had his blood sugar under control. His cancer has a low survival rate and is pancreatic cancer there is 0% 5 year survival rate with conventional medicine. Of course for pancreatic cancer you need digestive enzymes WITHOUT any calcium too, calcium basically is a protective shield against the immune systems for most viruses and bacteria. H. Pylori if you have ulcers, may cause bleeding if severe.
TED HELPS MULTIPLE AILMENTS: FIBROMYLAGIA, CANDIDA, YEAST INFECTION, RECEDING GUMS
07/05/2011: Anoymous from Anoymous: "Hi I am a 51 year old female (110 lbs) and some days I feel full of energy and other days I feel like I am falling apart. I have been dealing with yeast infections, mild allergy symptoms (sinus congestion most mornings) and skin coloured bumps on cheeks, forehead for approximately 4 years now. It appears it all came about while going through menopause. The bumps on face never go away. And I literally mean NEVER. They are not visible unless close-up or in direct sunlight but I always see them. I have seen a dermatologist who diagnosed it as a hormonal imbalance and referred to them as closed comedones. She put me on retin-A which I stopped using.
I saw a naturopath who thought it could be candida. I did a cleanse and the candida diet but saw no improvement at that time. I have tried all kinds of natural remedies and supplements. I should also note I have taken bcp for many many years and finally discontinued them around the time of these symptoms. Sometimes I feel better than others - but symptoms always seem to return. I had been diagnosed with fibromylagia approximately 20 years ago (after car accident) and these symptoms seem to come and go depending on my diet and stress.
I am currently doing the following: oil pulling every morning/ baking soda and ACV in water every morning/ vitamin supplement / liquid magnesium chloride in water / vitamin b complex 3-4 days per week / coenzyme10 (100 mg per day / evening primrose oil softgel 1x/day / seabuckthorn softgel 1x/day / tsp flaxseed with oatmeal each morning plus small tsp of coconut oil in oatmeal. Aloe vera juice once a day. I was eating yogourt with blueberries every day. Stopped a month ago trying to cut back on dairy.
Yeast infection returned so I will be returning to my probiotic yogourt every day. I try to eat healthy but always end up craving sweets. I was told when I was young to be careful because diabetes runs in the family. I do not know if I have some kind of disease related to diabetes or not. Would it not show up on bloodwork? I was also suggested to use glycolic acid cream 4% for face by an esthetician. Has been over a month using and no significant difference.
I should also mention I have been dealing with receding gums and my dentist warns me I may need to see a periodontist (tried bee propolis but doesn't help the worst area of root exposure). My last blood work showed slightly high cholesterol levels and high B-12 levels. Otherwise, everything else was fine (other than hormone levels showed I was in range of post-menopausal.) I have been told in the past I had rosacea but most of the redness is gone now so could have been menopausal symptoms; and a lady at a spa two years ago inferred it is sun damage.
I don't know if I am dealing with a variety of issues or most of my problems stem from one main issue. I am not comfortable experimenting on myself with all different products and supplements in case I do more damage. I need someone who can diagnose me and give me a strict regime to follow so I can help myself instead of making matters worse. I was considering taking borax with my baking soda in the AM but feel I have done so many different things already. I need to find a regime that I feel confident in and stick with it.
Thanks to all who may have any experience with my particular issues. The frustration and lack of self-esteem is not healthy and distracts from enjoying my life and my family. And... The years are slipping by while I keep trying to find a cause and a cure... God bless to all of you who are struggling with similiar issues."
07/08/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Ted responds to Anonymous:
"Fibromylagia approximately 20 years ago, is a viral issue. It is easily dealt with is lysine and threonine. The lysine is taken 1/4 teaspoon and 1/3 teaspoon of threonine. The schedule fixed is to do hourly dose for four hours, and just once before bedtime. Probably got some sort of Epstein Barr from accident by surgery. The receding gum I seen all the time a lot to do with lysine deficiency. The candida is one of the effects of fluoridation of water supply and chlorination both of these are absorbed by shower and enter transdermally, and it gets rid of the boron. The boron is a required minerals in getting rid of fungus, in broad term. If I want a fix schedule then it is 1/8 teaspoon in drinking water for a week and two days off. A hydrogen peroxide 3% one capful in one liter of water is used as a drinking water for 4 days out of 7 days, that means a two day off. The sugar craving is easily handled by incorporating glutamine to be taken everyday, and is 1/3 teaspoon 4 times a day, and one at night mixed with the lysine and threonine supplement.
If done for a month, this should be definite improvement, but I haven't yet covered other issues as fibromyalgia is the most pressing issue.
Thanks so much for your reply. I will incorporate these supplements into my daily routine and give it a month at least to see if there is improvement. I was wondering though if you could give your professional opinion if any of these deficiencies are related to the facial problems I have been dealing with for the last 4 years or if it is quite possible that it is a result of sun damage. They look very much like solar comedones and since the dermatologist referred to them as closed comedones it may be simply damage from too much UV radiation throughout my lifetime (I am currently 51 years of age). If this is the case, are there any natural remedies you would recommend or is this something that requires surgery?
Thanks again for all your help. I greatly appreciate your time as I am aware you are very busy."
Ted responds to Anonymous:
"The UV damage may lessen with antioxidants, such as lycopene. But the comedome that plug up might be removed physically with some thick oils such as castor oil. Hydrogen peroxide 3% can be diluted to 1% to prevent new formations of acne, blackheads and comedones. But for existing ones, bromelain (pineapple enzyme) and digestive enzymes taken more a day as possible will usually digest these clogged pores in a month. It is due to too much fats in vegetable oils, potato chips, and other rich foods. If not then it is something to do with various deficiencies of antioxidant, particularly zinc acetate, and selenium yeast. The zinc acetate is 25 mg taken only a week and selenium yeast 200 mcg x 2. I can use B3 niacinamide with some water to the face to remove some also and it can be taken 300 to 500 mg at night, dose varies. This should help.
When I was 11 I had an attack of Pancreatitis. The causes was undiscovered. I was OK, but I always suffered from anxiety and depression and unable to get up in the mornings.
When I was 30 I took a drug that gave me HPPD. I don't know if you are familiar with that. My life changed completely from then. I began to have panic attacks and went to UCLA to get help for them. I was free from the panic attacks but had underlying depersonalization and anxiety.
When I was 37 I had a ruptured appendix and pancreatitis as a complication.
I was fed full of antibiotics and after I got out of the hospital, I was terribly depressed and was unable to eat. I also felt a bit manic. I was put on Paxil which was a terrible thing to do, I was better for about 6 years but coming off of it was a nightmare. Even on it I still had depersonalization, anxiety and some depression.
I keep telling my doctors, something is wrong, my rear end itches unless it is perfectly clean and I had a funny smell from the pores on my face.
Then my depression got so bad that I tried to take my life..........
and things are just terrible.
Currently, I suffer from terrible depression, depersonalization, anxiety, racing thoughts, pacing , and agoraphobia unable to concentrate, or read a book and my mind is so confused. Physically, I have trouble eating and have the yeast smell coming from my pores and have very funny smelling gas.
I am not winning the battle here, and wish you could give me some advise....
I know it is a lot, but I want to try to regain my life back...... All my life I feel like I am in a fog and uunable to keep the task at hand rolling as a watch my friends move on with their lives and I sit in such a poor state of affairs.
This has been going on for 17 years........
Thanks in advance"
07/03/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "First you need to address your depression first. Get B3 niacinamide 500 mg. whenever you have depression take as often as you wish to get you out of depression. Second, get magnesium chloride or magnesium gluconate or trimagnesium citrate and take 250 mg. of that. This will get your energy up in the morning. For overall energy, get extra B50 (b complex) take them everyday for 5 days. Then we will discuss your pancreatis, it's likely to be a virus. Get lysine 1000 mg take hourly for four hours, in the morning and then another at night hourly for four hours. You do this for about 3 to 4 days. Get oat bran take it one or two bowls a day. Then you can resolve the other issues later.
FIBROIDS, DERMATITIS, MELASMA, JOINT PAIN, TIETZE SYNDROME
06/20/2011: Anonymous : "Hi Ted:
I stumbled across earthclinic a few weeks ago and have been totally absorbed with all of the information! My home is now stocked with organic coconunt oil and organic apple cider vinegar. I have some questions for you. I've been utilizing earthclinic for a variety of ailments and some of the remedies are similar but I'm not sure exactly what I should do.
Melasma and sun damaged & aging skin
"Tietze Syndrome" - Inflammation of the chest bones that can mimic the feeling of a heart attack
My mother has: lupus, Type I diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and hypothyroidism so I have heriditary concerns. I'm not sure if this means anything or not but my hair turned very prematurely gray in my early 20's. Also, I do eat a lot of fruits and vegetables and not much "junk food".
The remedy for the fibroids is ACV with baking soda but earthclinic now states that they think less ACV is better and they are not fond of using it with the baking soda? You recommend the Borax for the perioral dermatitis. Should I do orally and/or topically and at what quantity? Is it a problem to do the ACV drinks alternating with the Borax?
Your input is greatly appreciated as far as exactly what remedies I should implement."
07/03/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Uterine fibroid is a long term iodine deficiency. Try taking half strength lugol's solution internally at night. It will help your sleep. Periodical dermatitis maybe allergies, you can try tannic acid 5% solution that usually will help, unless the problem is deeper then you might need DMSO/ Castor oil, 70% DMSO, and 30% castor oil. Coconut oil may work too, use DMSO/ Coconut oil using the same portions. Joint discomfort, the best formula I can come up with is DMSO/ Castor oil applied the area, nothing works better than this, and perhaps hyaluronic acid 1% in 500 cc of water with some sea salt. Take internally 5 capfuls say 3 or 4 times or whenever you feel discomfort may help you. For your other issues, in general you may need magnesium oil (magnesium chloride saturated solution) and take 8 drops before meals say twice a day as the starting dose. For diabetes, the best I can come up with to get normal blood sugar is N acetyl cysteine 1/8 teaspoon twice a day, with aloe vera oil 5 drops. Coconut oil will help constipation and try taking oats bran once a day, to maintain normal stools and immune system.
lupus, Type I diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and hypothyroidism so I have heriditary concerns. I'm not sure if this means anything or not but my hair turned very prematurely gray in my early 20's. Also, I do eat a lot of fruits and vegetables and not much "junk food".
Lupus, hydrogen peroxide 3% one capful in drinking water 1 liter and 1/16 teas of borax. Hypercholesterol comes from your vegetable oil intake, avoid those for now.
I know I call u almost daily for my daughter... in the process of taking care of her, I have not been taking very good care of myself. Ever since she has become unwell chronically since last December. I never exercise much and after 6 month, I have experienced many changes in my body.
Changes is also probably due to my menopause since I am now 48+ old.
I have to admit my eating habits are not very good. I have recently been craving extra sweets and tend to eat them too.
I consume too much white breads of flour products.
I do take teat twice a day (Indian Chai)
and my eating timings are not very regular
with the added stress to manage my daughter's health, i have not been very particular to arrange the right meals for my self and thus in the process eat
whats left or often tea and cookies or bread.
I have gained 3 kgs since December.
Let me explain to you my health issues now:
I feel loss of energy, fatigued and often attacks of yawns hits me while I'm driving or walking supermarket. My eyes burns and I feel heavy headed in spite of taking enough sleep over night. My weight is constantly going up.
My back often hurts, a point like a nerve being pressed under my left shoulder bothers me and recently I feel neck stiffness too. but mainly the stress is under my shoulder blades. Massages usually does not relieve the pain but instead makes it more sore.
Last regular period I got was on the 14 of April... and my cycle has been about 23 to 25 days... so from 11th to 21st felt uneasy, bloatation, heaviness and all symptoms of periods coming. and my pre menstrual symptoms lasted longer than I have ever experienced. Then suddenly the symptoms disappeared and I thought perhaps my periods have stopped. Then suddently on the 28th my periods started without any pains or warnings (which does not happen to me as I often experience lots of pain) and today is the 6th which means it has been the 10th day and it still has not stopped. Last 2 days I have experienced heavy clots formation and last night blood clots (size of tennis ball) dropped out... this increased and irregular pattern is worrying me a lot and I cannot decide to show a doctor yet or wait a while still.
I was reading in the internet which suggested a herb called Macafern that might help... Do you have any idea of and the effectiveness of this herb?
Also pls. help monitor that all meds you suggest for me should be purely vegetarian origin. I am very particular about that. I do not take non veg directly or indirectly in any form.
Pls. kindly suggest meds that can help me with my condition. I would apprectiate if you could suggest all the different meds i need to relieve my symptoms, my tiredness etc.
I will call you again to discuss the medicines needed and accordingly will send my driver should there be new items needed that I already dont carry from the stock you have given for my husband and my daughter."
06/08/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Your low cravings is best taken care of with Glutamine that is mixed with Lysine, and Threonine. They are all vegetarian origins. I am very particular of my supplements, the tablet form doesn't work as well. I have these. The dosages are as follows: 1/2 teas of lysine, 1/3 teas glutamine, 1/3 teas of threonine taken 3 times a day.
The methylene blue is 2 drops taken two times a day, once in the morning and once in around lunchtime, empty stomach.
The above should help your low energy and sugar cravings. Should your stomach has any bloating of any kind, its cause is low Hydrochloric acid. The hydrochloric acid I gave, you can mix one glass of water at 2-4 drops immediately before meals and will stop your bloating.
The backpain is mostly helped with 7 drops twice a day before meals and can be mixed with any of the above. Should you already have constipation, you may increase magnesium drops to 10 drops. For most people that works. Should you still have further problem, they is mycoplasma, and that is a different subject altogether, that is rheumatoid arthritis, which I dont think you have, but if you dont respond to it, it is.
Your menopause is helped by mostly three things. Vitamin E, aspirin and magnesium. Vitamin E and magnesium is best to try that. Magnesium is just discussed. Vitamin E is taken at 200 i.u. Should address most issues, if not aspirin is taken when you have pain in the stomach, it works not what you think, but works in unclotting the blood clots which causes the pain.
As for the herbs, I believe you need to deal with the basic issues set in above before we discuss this.
"Will your meds help stop my heavy bleading? I'm losing more than half glass blood a day now... Also beginning to feel dizzy and light headed... Headaches and tiredness. What shud I take to improve my blood... Will chlorophill help me too?"
"You should get vitamin K1, and K2. It will stop the heavy bleeding. Low blood pressure could also be a problem, if so measure your blood pressure, if low, sea salt will do. 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt.
HUNTINGTON'S, ALLERGIES, ACNE, CANDIDA, LEAKY GUT, HEAVY PERIODS, INSOMNIA, FATIGUE
04/12/2011: Anonymous : "I am trying to send an email to Ted. I would like to try some remedies but find the site confusing. I have huntingtons, allergies, acne, oily skin, rosaceous, Candida, seb derm, dandruff, leaky gut, heavy periods, insomnia, constant tiredness. No dr has ever been able to help any of this.
Do you think I am a lost cause? Thanks"
06/10/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Start with something really simple first for the skin and gut. Tannic acid and DMSO. Tannic acid 1/4 teaspoon per liter of water three times a day. This should help the leaky gut and candida, aside form avoiding sugar, wheat, and milk. Magnesium chloride or trimagnesium citrate will also help some of the leaky gut. For skin, tannic acid 1/4 with DMSO 1/8 with 1/4 glass of water and apply to the skin. DMSO makes tannic acid go through the skin so if it's doesn't go through the skin, increase the dose; but if it's too strong, lower the DMSO dose. For Huntington's disease try something simple such as lysine given hourly for four hours, for a week. I won't make too complicated to help some of the problems.
The constant tiredness can be helped with alpha lipoic acid and acetyl carnitine. They have in supplement form that you may try. The oils excessive could be help with zinc and some vitamin A.
06/11/2011: Anonymous replies: "Ted,
thanks so much for replying!
I looked on the internet for the tannic acid and couldn't seem to find it there. and how much dmso would you add to the water?
and for how many days?
also how much magnesium chloride and for how many days?
and how much lysine would you take?
I also forgot to mention that my lips are dry and peeling off constantly!
I got this way from years of taking antibiotics for my skin and accutane three times. and then Huntington's on top of all that.
my skin has gotten so bad and so incredibly oily that one year ago I ordered accutane from the internet and am taking a low dose 10 mg every 2 days for a year now. My lips are so bad that I keep trying hydrocortisone on them?
do you think long term accutane low dose and hydrocortisone is unhealthy and that I should go off of it?
Thanks for all of your help!"
06/30/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Your problem is accutane poisoning. It is really dangerous to use accutane. Yes it cured extreme acne by causing the sebum to dry up and prevent their growth. You can get the same results by not taking any oil supplements and food that contains oil, take lots lysine and also no sugar. When sebum gets dry, it causes other problems, autommune disease, hair loss (drying of sebum) and many other conditions. You can google "accutane lawsuits" there is quite a number of strange disorders initiated by that.
I haven't quite found a cure of accutane poisoning, Yes I have quite a number of cases with accutane that resulted in Crohn's disease, Huntington's disease, ulcerative colitis, birth deformities, skin allergies and those are harder to cure then if it is naturally caused, but all helped with natural supplements. In fact I think the sebum under your skin perform a lot of functions besides just giving your skin oil based on the number of associated disease.
Hydrocortisone merely weight gain that I can see and antibiotics leads to short term problem, but even if your off accutane 10 years for example, side effects is there because it leads to reduced sebum, leads to immune system deficiencies as well.
Yes you should be off accutane.
To your questions:
I looked on the internet for the tannic acid and couldn't seem to find it there. and how much dmso would you add to the water?
Chemical suppliers has it.
and for how many days?
Tannic acid should respond to problems within days. If they respond, the keep using it until it doesn't respond or it is cured.
also how much magnesium chloride and for how many days?
same as above.
and how much lysine would you take?
My dose is 1/2 teaspoon twice a day is minimum.
I also forgot to mention that my lips are dry and peeling off constantly!
I would try vitamin B2, B12, folic acid. B2 50 mg/day, B12, 50 mg/day, folic acid 5 mg/day for a couple of days and see how it works.
P.S. I have huntingtons allergies acne oily skin rosaceous Candida seb derm dandruff leaky gut heavy periods insomnia constant tiredness
You have to deal them individually. Candida is helped with tannic acid. Dandruff, borax remedy possibly addition of DMSO. Insomnia take 500 mg before sleep somes help and alkalizing 1/4 teaspoon twice or thrice after meal baking soda. Constant tiredness, take vitamin E, would help, but it is d alpha tocopherol, might need more such as 400 iu. Leaky gut syndrome, try humic acid 1/8 teaspoon.
I think it is all caused by accutane, that's why you have so many condition, and this is from experience I have seen patient with multiple condition and are also hard to treat as a result of accutane. One thing that may help reduce the effect of accutane, quit accutane and hydrogen peroxide 3% one capful per liter in all drinking water for 3 years with one day or two day off. That's just a possibility.
First, thank you so much for all of your advice on earthclinic.com -- I've been coming back to the site again and again over the past year, trying to address a number of different issues for myself and my family members. While all of your suggestions have been extremely helpful, I have been getting a little bit overwhelmed by all of the different kinds of advice -- I've tried to organize it all but end up getting more and more confused about what I should prioritize, how much of what I should take, when, etc.
In addition, I've been trying to figure out how to help my parents, both of whom are older, and neither of whom are in great shape.
So apologies in advance -- I've been thinking about all this for a long time, so this will be quite a long email. If you don't have enough time to address all of it (or any of it) I totally understand -- but if you can only look at a little bit of it, please let me know what you would advise for my parents!
My father (72) recently had a kidney transplant, and is now pre-diabetic because of all of the meds he's required to take to keep his immune system repressed. He continues to have high cholesterol, as well as high blood pressure. I'm pretty sure he's also got major liver issues (he's always grumpy!) and a chinese medicine doctor said also that his gall bladder was filled with sludge (something confirmed by later scans).
-- Is it safe to recommend for my father to try the alkalinizing remedies (e.g. baking soda, citric acid) and also take some sodium ascorbate? I'm concerned because I know when he had kidney failure, he had to severely restrict all sodium. If not, are there other alkalinizing remedies he could try?
-- I'm guessing that magnesium would be good for him as well. Is it okay for him to take magnesium citrate or magnesium chloride? (I've made magnesium chloride oil before, and generally put drops of it in alkalinizing remedies for myself, but wasn't sure if someone with less than totally functional kidney could handle that). Or perhaps would it be better for him to take magnesium transdermally?
-- Any other advice for supplements that he might be able to take? He sometimes has muscle cramps, especially in his hands, and he also sometimes still has muscle cramps at night...
My mom (70) has a bunch of different issues that are worrisome to me as well (though she always likes to say she has no problems at all!). One of the most disturbing to me is that she often has numbness in her legs (she falls quite a bit, though she's still active and working -- her doctor says that she is not diabetic, however). She also has pain in her head (scalp area), and often her ears (earlobes etc) are so sensitive that she can't even massage them (I'd heard that massaging the ears was good). She also has a weird white thing on her inside lower lip, kind of like a canker sore, that's been there for years, but apparently doesn't cause her any pain (the doctors say it's not a problem, I'm guessing because they have no idea what it is). She also has arthritis in her hands and legs (she used to play piano but hasn't been able to for many years). And most recently, she's had a weird discoloration around the bottom of her right eye -- it looks reddish, as if one of the stages of a bruise.
-- My guess for her was that I should try to address her alkalinity first, and perhaps the arthritis. Does this seem the best place to start? (using the recommendations you've posted on earthclinic of course!) In addition to baking soda, citric acid, and sodium ascorbate, I'm going to try to get her to take lecithin (she also has high blood pressure). I've also encouraged her to stop drinking coffee, and to try to get off of breads and gluten and dairy (except that she's discovered that she likes green tea with a spot of milk). I also gave her some potassium citrate capsules (apparently she's low in potassium).
-- Any other suggestions for supplements?
-- Do you think the discoloration around her eye might be some kind of mycoplasma? Should I try some of the things you suggested for that?
For myself, I've been diagnosed over the years with ovarian cysts, fibroids, blocked fallopian tubes, and adenomyosis/endometriosis. I was told two years ago by an IVF doctor that because of my fallopian tubes, I wouldn't be able to conceive unless I soldered off my fallopian tubes and had an artificial implant. Needless to say, I wasn't a fan of that particular option -- and in fact, using your alkalinizing remedies, and some other things you recommended (borax, chromium, occasional zinc and selenium) -- as well as extensive acupuncture -- I found out late last year that now one of my tubes is open! So there is some chance at least!
The biggest thing for me, though, is that I have a weird lump in the lower right side of my pelvis -- apparently, it's a super enlarged uterus, probably from adenomyosis. Every time I get my period, I can feel this area pulling painfully. This last period (just began yesterday) I thought I might be getting better -- or might even be pregnant, since i was on day 31 -- but then at night I got got terrible cramps. (However, after I took the citric acid + baking soda + sodium ascorbate + magnesium chloride + zinc I felt much better).
The main thing for me is that I would very much like to be able to have a kid (my husband and I are both only kids after our siblings died). I'm turning 40 this year in July, and I'm worried that unless I start being more organized about my health, the opportunity will go away. But I'm extremely reluctant to do surgery, or to take any standard meds (unless absolutely necessary!).
I've been trying to figure out what to do, but the problem is that I get so confused by all of the possible things to address that I end up not really doing a good job of staying on top of any of it (with the exception of the alkalinizing remedies, which I do more or less regularly, though with days off sometimes as well). (I've also been taking maca powder and some wild yam progesterone drops)
I've stockpiled a bunch of supplements etc. over this past year, trying to keep up with various recommendations you've made for various problems that I think I might have, but it would be wonderful if I could get some advice on how to start taking things in a more focussed way.
To give you a little bit more background:
I've taken some tests with a naturopathic doctor before, which found that I had super high levels of mercury (2x normal) and lead (3x normal) -- I did some EDTA suppository chelation with her, and those numbers went down somewhat (though that was a couple of years ago).
I also spent some time putting a weird paste (from Korean old fashioned medicine doctor) over my pelvic region -- it was a mix of Korean soybean paste and other herbs and seeds, kind of mucky, and used apparently for cancer. I'd put the paste on a cloth and place it over my pelvic region throughout the night. The result of this is that I got a bunch of huge welts or sores in the area that had been covered -- actually, they were kind of more like enormous zits, many of them white. Still, while using the pack, I felt MUCH better (even though it was painful at night -- the pack would sometimes burn) -- I lost weight, felt better, had problem free periods, etc.
Also, my lower pelvic region, which had previously always been cold, started to warm up.
Then I went to Japan and didn't drink enough fluids, started getting bad constipation, etc, and I think doing this paste application at the same time as I was having constipation didn't help. I felt like I wasn't getting better, so I stopped the paste pack (even though more zit-like things -- itchy now -- were still coming up). I still have scars from this incident -- more like discolored skin -- although it's been more than a year. Sometimes, right around my period, the areas where those scars still are get itchy, and are raised a little bit. (FYI, I tried some of the keloid scar remedies you mentioned, but they didn't seem to have much effect -- I don't really know if they're keloid scars, and plus, I probably didn't do any of those treatments long enough!)
I can also tell that right around my period, my liver gets all stuck up (I check to see if I have a weird taste in the back of my mouth in the morning). In general, my liver seems okay (no weird taste in the mouth) but in the past, I've had an enlarged liver, and also a cyst on my liver (according to ultrasounds) -- plus people who've massaged me say that my liver region seems to be very tight.
I noticed the lump in my lower right-hand side pelvic region (what one doctor said was probably adenomyosis in my uterine wall) AFTER I had done the paste/pack for about a month or two -- so I'm wondering if those two things are related somehow...
At any rate, any advice that you could give me about how and where to start with my issue (specifically with getting my body in shape so I can get pregnant! with a healthy baby! -- and hopefully in the process address some of these other issues!) would be very much appreciated.
Based on various recommendations of yours that I've read on earthclinic, I've stockpiled a number of supplements you suggested. Here is the list I now have on-hand (for both myself and my parents! and this is not even taking on my husband and father in law, both of whom have very round stomachs, acid reflux, and possible hypothyroidism!):
B Complex Capsules
Disodium EDTA (for photography I think)
Fulvic Acid (though I think it's for gardening)
Sodium Thiosulfate/EDTA (it's combined)
Zinc Gluconate powder
Again, any help that you might be able to give in terms of possible protocols or even just recommendations on how to most effectively approach any of these issues (for my parents or myself) would be VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!!
My apologies for taking up so much of your time with this lengthy email!
03/06/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Anonymous,
A pre-diabetic, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, muscle cramps of the hands, and a liver sludge. First I have cured a lot of cases of diabetes ( I had to do that because one of the prerequisite for a cancer cure is the blood sugar). The best remedy I have found to get blood sugar to near normal, within an hour or two, is the beta carotene. It can sometimes get a blood sugar down from 160 mg/dL to around 100 in just one dose. The dosage I used is powdered beta carotene 1000 mg, three times a day before meal. This will prevent blood sugar from going up in most cases. It is always the fruits, sweets, chocolates, bakery product, wheat product, fried foods, olive oil, vegetable oils, for example that gets the blood sugar up. Wheat product contains certain protein that seem to damage to the pancreas, which leads to diabetes type 1. The second set is a longer term blood sugar reduction using the N Acetyl Cysteine, taken at 100-250 mg three times a day. These two can turn around blood sugar to near normal, but there is a catch. You can't use effervescent N acetyl Cysteine, since the pharmaceuticals adds iin aspartame as a sweetener, which leads to worsening diabetes. I don't know if U.S. has bitter gourd, a.k.a. bitter melon, bitter cucumber). By avoiding the foods mentioned will get blood sugar to normal in most cases within a week or two. I have got cancer patients whose blood sugar went from 255 to 120 in a matter of days. In Thailand, we have one green tea product that keeps adding fructose, which can easily get blood sugar up by 100 mg/dL, such as 150 to 250 mg/dL in a matter of a few hours. But by alkalization, beta carotene, N acetyl cysteine and avoiding the food mentioned, this should get them to satisfactory levels.
The alkalization remedy, the simplest I can make it is 1/4 teaspoon after meal, 30 minutes twice a day. This will help clear some of the liver issues as alkalinity is cleansing (most alkaline, has cleansing properties, it is this quality that makes soap and detergents it's cleansing properties.). The liver sludge may be cleared possibly with a coffee enema, being the most well known in the healing community. As for the popular vegetable juices and fruit drinks this has been taken as a failure in some cases. The alternative community didn't bother to observe that certain fruits are very high in fructose and can lead to higher blood sugar issues, which then leads to fatty liver, such as oranges, pineapples, longan, lychees, durian, etc.Should I used any juicing it is most important that this must NORMALIZE the blood sugar, my favorite number for blood sugar is 65-90 mg/dL, but it can be as high as 95, and it is MEASURED exactly one hour after consuming them.
If those above are observed, there is quite often weight loss. One other thing that may help the liver is to take some lysine, such as lysine, no calcium, no vegetable oils (except coconut oils) is taken at 1000 mg x 3 a day. These will lead quite often to clear skin as liver is more cleansed.
For me most westerners have intestinal absorption issue, quite often the long term exposure from wheat products leads to villi of the colons being smaller and limiting their absorption. So in practice most Westerners, except for Axians will respond very well to magnesium transdermally. It should be noted that muscle pain can be a circulation issue (such as sleeping on one side leads to less blood, causing muscle pain in the morning), tightness of the muscle due to lack of magnesium, so this can be applied to the area using magnesium oil. Thirdly we can use Lugol's iodine tincture applied to the area once or twice a day. Quite often the Lugol's usually reduces pain between 6 to 8 hours when applied to the area, such as joint pain after playing a soccer match. The fourth way is to use a DMSO solution and apply to the area. But this leads to itchy skin when applying DMSO. What I used is wash or alcohol clean the area, apply very lightly lavender oil to the skin, then use cotton swab to appy to the area. Some of my volunteer lab rats here, told me if Lugol's applied alone, or DMSO alone may work better without the mixture of either one. This depends on the person's biochemistry. Some respond to DMSO, and some we can alternate with a Lugol's. Once it is applied it is sometimes helpful, especially the tight muscle cramp to massage the area and stretch the muscles after such applications.
As for your father's kidney failure. The simplest cause of kidney failures are three things, acid urine (or alkaline urine), high blood sugar, or high blood pressure. That's just based on my observation. The fourth one, is less obvious, but amino acid imbalance, and excess protein, fat buildup and stones (usually from calcium). The remedy is obvious. Get the urine pH to 7. It can't be more neutral then that. To get more acid urine, use ascorbic acid. To get more alkaline urine, use baking soda. The target is around 6.5 to 7.3 pH and I am happy. Once the pH is neutral, the urine acidity wont' burn your kidney by acid burns or alkaline burns. Blood pressure is important, or the kidneys tiny blood vessels get damage. I do agree in taking blood pressure medicine, but I prefer a less obvious way. Quite often most people with blood sugar, has high blood pressure diabetic. This means a high blood pressure caused by diabetes. To get blood sugar normal, using N acetyl cysteine, beta carotene (there are studies to show that diabetes may also be caused by a pro vitamin A, beta carotene deficiency, and possibly cryptoxanthines). I always use a pH paper that shows in 0.2 increments for greater accuracy. Vitamin C is absolutely important for healing of kidney. If kidney is important enough, I believe we can experiment going on a vegetarian sabbath (for about 2 weeks at least) to get some improvement, but no vegetable oils, and sweet fruits.
You haven't mentioned about his cholesterol and triglycerides. To get those normal, require a few supplements such as taurine, glycine, boron and beta sitosterol. Perhaps, it's not important for you, so I just mentioned the key supplements I do use. Getting a high quality proteins is essential for kidney healing, but not too much proteins from what you usually eat. My favorite protein that I found to work is soy protein (predigested), moringa, and perhaps whey protein, but taken at 1-2 teaspoon twice or three times a day. The dose of whey is far too high for the kidney to handle on most packaged products, and I prefer concentrated Whey, no sugar, no artificial sugar and obviously no sucralose and preferably cold process, and no flavoring.
A liver sludge may also indicate low levels of digestive enzymes. For most good quality digestive enzymes, I believe it is taken at 2-3 capsule per dose two to four times a day, on an empty stomach. These digestive enzymes will go to the blood stream and breakdown undigested proteins, fats, starch and bacteria in the bloodstream, thus clearing the liver sludge.
Those are the best remedy I can come up with at the moment and diabetes cured using this method has been fairly consistent for me on the result that mostly diabetes are now a thing of the past. However there are a few other remedies I used for diabetes, such as chromium chloride (I do not use chromium picolinate- too much side effects). The chromium chloride I used is 1-10 mg per dose (or equivalent to 1000 to 5000 mcg) on the average, some brewer's yeast, and perhaps bitter cucumbers, if things don't get better. All these remedies mentioned have been tested again and again with consistent results. If diabetes get to extreme to cause edema, the urea powder, potasssium citrate and topical application of aloe vera oil, which I have plenty here in Bangkok, but funny enough are hard to obtain anywhere else.
(Will answer your other questions in another email)."
03/17/2011: Anonymous replies: "Dear Ted:
Thanks so much for your wonderful advice! Unfortunately, the more you explain, the more questions I have!
To give some further background: my dad only became pre-diabetic after he got the kidney transplant and started taking a lot of steroids -- before that, he had high blood pressure (which they believe is the cause of the kidney failure). So I think the big problem overall for my dad is actually high blood pressure. Though it seems from what you're saying that they key thing to deal with the situation he is in now is to alkalinize and to stabilize his blood sugars.
My dad also has high cholesterol, in particular his triglycerides, and he's on statins as a result. (He's also taking calcium channel blocker I think and maybe some diuretic pills? He does occasionally get swollen ankles and hands -- I think in particular when he eats a lot of high-sodium products. He's also had a persistent toe fungus that he's for many, many years. So he probably is pretty acidic overall.
Just to make sure I properly understand everything that you've written:
For my dad's pre-diabetic-ness:
1. 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda 30 minutes after a meal twice a day.
2. Don't eat pineapples and oranges etc.
3. N Acetyl Cysteine (100-250 mg) 3x/day
4. Try to eat more bitter melon. (Although I think my dad heard from some nutritionist that it was super high in something he was supposed to avoid because of his kidney issues... potassium perhaps?)
5. Lysine 1000 mg 3x/day
6. Vitamin C
Q: What dosage of beta-carotene and what kind of beta-carotene do you recommend? And do you recommend that he take it with some other supplement? (Vitamin E or D?) (You mention that pro-vitamin A can actually lead to kidney damage, so I'm presuming that this means that it's different from beta-carotene?)
Q: Is sodium ascorbate okay for someone with kidney disease? If so, what dosage would be good for someone like my dad?
Q: What kind of digestive enzymes work best? (Just checked at Whole Foods, and all of their digestive enzymes seem to have magnesium stearate! Ditto for all of their N Acetyl Cysteine pills! Will look around some more on-line!)
Q: Is it okay for my dad to use xylitol? Reading your comments about it, I recently tried xylitol myself and found that it's very helpful for my teeth, and was hoping that it might be a good sugar alternative for my dad (who is kind of addicted to either the pink or the blue fake sugar packets -- don't know if it's aspartame or saccharine...) I just bought some packets of xylitol, and was hoping that my dad could use these instead. But perhaps it's not good for him?
For my dad's cholesterol (particularly his triglycerides are high):
1. Only coconut oil.
2. Not too many animal meats. (Preference for soy whey no additives 3x/day.)
3. More vegetables, less vegetable oils.
Q: Does tofu work instead of soy protein? And if I'm trying to get my dad to stay away from gluten, is whey okay?
Q: Are canned sardines in olive oil okay? Is extra virgin olive oil in general okay?
Q: Should he also be taking lecithin? Or is it somehow not advised for someone in his state? (Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be able to convince my dad to have a coffee enema! He's pretty skeptical about non-Western medicine! Plus he's very grumpy!)
Q: What amounts of taurine, glycine, boron and beta sitosterol would be useful for him?
Q: Do you also recommend potassium citrate? (I can't find any powder form here in the US, but have been able to find relatively filler-free capsules).
Q: How much water should I try to get him to drink per day? (While in End Stage Renal Failure, he became totally paranoid about drinking too many fluids, but I thought he was messing up his kidneys even further by becoming too dehydrated...)
For my dad's muscle twitches:
1. Magnesuim oil
2. Lugol's iodine
3. DMSO (though be careful in case it hurts!) I actually don't know what DMSO is, but presume I can find out with more research on your previous posts on earthclinic!
One last thing -- my dad has had this complaint for a few years now where he has what he describes (reluctantly!) as a kind of "leaking" from his bowels. They've examined his prostate, which isn't in too bad shape, so I'm wondering if it could be from the colonoscopy they did on him a while back? I think they might have taken out some kind of polyp, but can't be sure (my dad isn't too thrilled about sharing these details). But if there is some way to help out with this situation -- apart from probiotics and fiber, which is what the doctors have recommended -- please let me know!
Again, thanks for all of your help! (I had actually been thinking of donating to you for a while now based on what I've already learned from you searching through earthclinic!)
06/02/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Sorry for the delays, more flood of emails after I answered it!
The answer to your questions:
1. 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda 30 minutes after a meal twice a day.2. Don't eat pineapples and oranges etc.3. N Acetyl Cysteine (100-250 mg) 3x/day4. Try to eat more bitter melon. (Although I think my dad heard from some nutritionist that it was super high in something he was supposed to avoid because of his kidney issues... potassium perhaps?)5. Lysine 1000 mg 3x/day6. Vitamin C
There are more things that will help. Prediabetes is actually a sulfur deficiency or inability for the body to produce Hydrogen sulfide, garlic contains allyl cysteine compounds that help the diabetes. If he likes clove of garlic, chopped the more the better. The garlic extract is not good as it is either oil based or it is heated, so tablets is ruled out. If he can handle 1500 mg of N acetyl cysteine a day divided over the course of a day is what we aim for but that's the starting dose. Sugar cravings is best handled by (and is needed) by the body is glutamine, 500-750 x 3 times a day.Q: What dosage of beta-carotene and what kind of beta-carotene do you recommend? And do you recommend that he take it with some other supplement? (Vitamin E or D?) (You mention that pro-vitamin A can actually lead to kidney damage, so I'm presuming that this means that it's different from beta-carotene?)
The only vitamins that is shown to reduce sugar after consuming it within 1-2 hours that has a blood sugar lowering effect is carrot juice freshly squeezed three times a day before meals. Beta carotenes in supplement form or canned or packaged products don't work or may work. Therefore, carrot juice freshly squeeze is best.Q: Is sodium ascorbate okay for someone with kidney disease? If so, what dosage would be good for someone like my dad?
The only form of sodium shown to increase sodium retention is sugar and salt together, the second form is salt sold in supermarket. If you bother to measure the pH of the supermarket variety it is 5.0-5.5 normal pH should be 7, so that acidic form causes more sodium retention. So sodium ascorbate is ok.Q: What kind of digestive enzymes work best? (Just checked at Whole Foods, and all of their digestive enzymes seem to have magnesium stearate! Ditto for all of their N Acetyl Cysteine pills! Will look around some more on-line!)
Digestive enzyme, has to have bromelain and pancreatic enzyme, amylase, lipase at least.
Q: Is it okay for my dad to use xylitol? Reading your comments about it, I recently tried xylitol myself and found that it's very helpful for my teeth, and was hoping that it might be a good sugar alternative for my dad (who is kind of addicted to either the pink or the blue fake sugar packets -- don't know if it's aspartame or saccharine...) I just bought some packets of xylitol, and was hoping that my dad could use these instead. But perhaps it's not good for him?
Yes, but you check the ingredients they should not have aspartame, sucralose, etc. They must only have xylitol.For my dad's cholesterol (particularly his triglycerides are high):1. Only coconut oil.2. Not too many animal meats. (Preference for soy whey no additives 3x/day.)3. More vegetables, less vegetable oils.
I favor coconut oil only when necessary, and no fats.Q: Does tofu work instead of soy protein? And if I'm trying to get my dad to stay away from gluten, is whey okay?
Tofu is okQ: Are canned sardines in olive oil okay? Is extra virgin olive oil in general okay?
No oil of any kinds. No canned products it contains Bisphenol A, which is used in World War II, as birth control pills until someone found it was more lucrative to put in canned goods. Estrogen is a cancer promoter and is legally used, while progesterone discourages cancer, and is illegal in some states, as in California.Q: Should he also be taking lecithin? Or is it somehow not advised for someone in his state? (Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be able to convince my dad to have a coffee enema! He's pretty skeptical about non-Western medicine! Plus he's very grumpy!)
For now, no lecithin. He has other issues.Q: What amounts of taurine, glycine, boron and beta sitosterol would be useful for him?
Beta sitosterol is 1/16 teaspoon, boron is 1/16 teaspoon, glycine 1/2 teaspoon, and taurine 1/4 teaspoon.Q: Do you also recommend potassium citrate? (I can't find any powder form here in the US, but have been able to find relatively filler-free capsules).
Yes. Just take it 100 mg is fine, it should reduce swelling without increasing work load on his kidneys.Q: How much water should I try to get him to drink per day? (While in End Stage Renal Failure, he became totally paranoid about drinking too many fluids, but I thought he was messing up his kidneys even further by becoming too dehydrated...)
The cause of end stage Renal failure is too much proteins and animal fats. Lower this severely. There is also not enough ESSENTIAL AMINO ACID and too much non-essential amino acid.For my dad's muscle twitches:1. Magnesuim oil2. Lugol's iodine3. DMSO (though be careful in case it hurts!) I actually don't know what DMSO is, but presume I can find out with more research on your previous posts on earthclinic!
Magnesium oil definitely helps. DMSO and lugol's is not important list for muscle twitches. You take internally and apply externally magnesium oil.One last thing -- my dad has had this complaint for a few years now where he has what he describes (reluctantly!) as a kind of "leaking" from his bowelsLeaking from bowels is lack of neural control of the bowels is the prime cause. Progesterone cream may help.
06/03/2011: Anonymous from Anon replies: "Dear Ted:
THANKS SO MUCH for all of this information! I'm continuing to do many of the different protocols that you recommend in your other postings as well.
But if you do have a chance to respond to the questions about myself (fertility issues) and my mom (arthritis etc. ) that would be wonderful! That said, I completely understand that you must be overwhelmed by all of the different queries that are directed your way!
So please take your time! (Though I might send additional emails every once in a while as well, which I hope you won't mind! ) My deepest, most heartfelt thanks and appreciation for all of your advice and wisdom!"
06/23/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Arthritis is actually caused by mycoplasma and mycobaterium. If you know what to look for you will find it. The method of treatment is actually not tetracycline HCl as the antibiotics of choice, it is actually dioxycycline, taken twice a day for the first day and one tablet every other day. Dioxycycline does produce side effects to some people after taking a month but it may not occur for some. The length of treatment is 9 months. I haven't find get a chance to find a way to detox, but I believe thunbergia laurifolia and milk thistle will do the job. Part of the reason why dioxycycline works is its ability of inhibiting collagenase which digest your bones. Normal people think it is the calcium that makes your bones strong, but what holds your bones together is the complex collagen matrix that holds the calcium together. It also needs silica (sodium silicate) and magnesium (it gives it strength) also. So when arthritis strike, the collagenase breaks down the bones. There may be an easier way but I haven't had too many patients to do any test, but Lugol;s iodine and DMSO, mixed 50/50 apply to affect area 5- 6 times a day should kill some of them too. Mycobacterium are perhaps the slowest organism to grow, that's why it occurs in older people, but it can strike a young person too through weak digestion or severe cuts and it enters that. Killing them also takes time, like 9 months. There is another broad spectrum antibiotics that are natural one I think will work too, namely cinnamon oil and asafoetida (India: Hing , Thailand: Mahahing) that is used too. That can be applied to the area or taken internally, but cinnamon is taken much less because of it's inflammatory nature, I think asafoetida is more preferable.
Fertility is a problem, yes. There's a case I treated a man for is hepatis C issues and he also had fertility issues. It seems that he's been struggling to have a child and then I treated him for hepatitis C and give him something to help his sex life, I didn't treated him for fertility per se, since he didn't mention this problem until he had to children. Well, within one year he had 2 children, and he's worry he's going to get the third child!
The secret of it is take some boron, but also most important is to take Lysine, glutamine, and threonine. You will notice that threonine is prominent in my therapy but it is not emphasize anywhere in internet and is essential. Lysine is taking 1000 mg x 4 and threonine is taken at 500 mg x 4, and boron is taken at 1/16 teaspoon. There was an occasion zinc acetate supplement taken weekly for two months. Is the major remedy I was using. Citrulline is preferably to arginine because it has more effects on nitric oxide and sperm activity as well, but is taken small portions when we compare against lysine, such as 50 to 100 mg per day only. If you need something to boost even more it will be Acetyl L Carnine 500 mg and Alpha Lipoic acid 200 mg. Give and take /- 50 mg. It is meant to be taken by both sexes. There one thing that is needed that gives it viagra like effect besides boron, it's the glycine, say 500 to 1000 mg.
From 1977-1980- I was in the US Army in Infantry in Germany. During those 3 years I was exposed to Carbon Monoxide gas from my tank engine. 1980- I had an UMBILICAL HERNIA SURGERY DONE IN GERMANY. FROM 1984-1998 BEFORE I retired I was a natural born athlete in the US Navy. My job in the Navy was a Dental Technician from 1983-1998. I was exposed to liquid mercury in 1982 on board an Aircraft Carrier in Norfolk, Virginia for one year until 1983. 1983-1985 I was stationed aboard Camp Lejeune, NC where I was exposed to the supposedly contaminated waters. 1984-1998- I COMPETED IN SEVERAL WEIGHT LIFTING COMPETITIONS, TRACK STAR, FOOTBALL STAR (BASE MVP) , BASKETBALL STAR (MVP). BASE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 2 YEARS IN A ROW. N I never was into supplements. I weighed 152 lbs and competed in competition in 148 lbs class. Voted the strongest man on base. 1997-1998 I started taking Creatine and Amino acids and protein. I gained
About 25lbs of muscles , which took me to weighing 180 lbs. 1999-2004- I had been going to see the doctors for what they thought was Acid Reflux Disease and stomach pain. I also worked in a JUVENILE DETENTION SCHOOL what was an older building for theses 5 years. 2004-2006 I kept feeling this pain in my stomach so I went to see the doctor again at this time he order a UPPER GI TEST for the 2nd time. It came out negative, : no POLYPS, no ulcers BUT I kept feeling this pain in my stomach of heaviness and tightness and coldness more distinctly in December 2006 time frame. 2006 April- I had an Arthroscopic knee operation on my left knee. 2006 September - December I went to the doctor again for my abdominal pain and learned this time that they said I had Blasthothesis Homini a bacteria infection. They treated that with antibiotics and I still had the pain only to learn this time I was felling hard, tight and stiff all over. 2006-2009 I've been seeing several doctors with several diagnosis and test done on me. I've seen an ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE DOCTOR, NATUROPATH, ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, NEUROLOGIST, GASTROENTEROLOGIST, INTERNAL MEDICINE, RHEUMATOLOGY. , INFECTIOUS DISEASE DOCTOR. I'VE HAD several supplements: Zinc, Golden Seal (blood cleanser)6-N-1, SF-3, Nature Defense, Total micorchondria, Med Caps DPO, Cholacol, AF Beta Food,
tons of liver detox and digestive detox
MolyGolenum, Gastrofiber, SF722, THREELAC, antioxidant, burbur
detoxification, samento, Alpha liopic, protein, amino acids, creatine,
Acids, 2 colonic cleansing 6 foot baths that did not do anything For me. Detoxification, probiotics, ZEOLITE DROPS/powder and tons of other pills also DR. SHULTZ #1 formula. And other Supplements etc. December 2009 I'm feeling cold, heaviness, stingy, spitting up heavy, thick glue-like saliva also white cloudy stuff build up in my saliva and mucus and burning in the eyes. This is from my head to my feet literally.
I have had this 4 years or more sickness going inside my system and body. I am stiff and hard as a rock and I burn all day long. When I wake up every morning from sleep I have whelps all over my body from the position where I had slept on ( imprints from the sheets). I NEED HELP PRETTY SOON. I AM 50 YEARS OLD AND HAS BEEN SEEN BY MANY DOCTORS THAT COULD NOT HELP ME. PLEASE RESPOND BACK.
THERE IS SOME TYPE OF CHEMICAL OR SOLUTION INSIDE OF MY BODY IS MAKING ME STIFF AND HARD When I set down. MY WHOLE BODY FEELS TIGHT WHEN I SIT ESPECIALLY MY NECK, BACK, CHEST AND ABDOMINAL AREA. I'M IN PAIN FROM STINGING 24 HOURS A DAY. I CAN'T GET ANY REST IT FEELS A THOUGH I HAVE A STRANGE CHEMICAL REACTION GOING ON INSIDE OF MY BODY. I HAVE TAKEN THE. EEG TEST, EMG TEST FOR NERVE S AND MUSCLES, MRI OF T-SPINE, BRAIN AND STOMACH, ULTRASOUND, SMALL BOWEL FOLLOW THROUGH, 2 CAT-SCANS, 2 ENDOSCOPY, 1 COLONOSCOPY, BUNCH OF BLOOD WORK BUT NO-ONE CAN SEEM TO FIND THE PROBLEM, I HAVE SEEN A PSYCHOLOGIST, PSYCHIATRY, ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE DOCOR, SEVERAL HOLISTIC/ ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE AND STILL NO RESULTS. THEY THINK I HAD PARKINSON'S DISEASE at Duke but came back and said later after
2-3 months of seeing and treating me 3 Neurologists came inside at once there they decided that it wasn't Parkinson's Disease and that they said it was nothing neurological going on with me. I've also been diagnosed with IBS, MUSCLE CRAMPS, BLASTOCYSTOSIS, but out that I did not have those diseases either: THEY THOUGHT I MIGHT HAD STIFF MAN'S DISEASE, ETC. AND STILL I HURT THE SAME AND THE PROBLEM HAS BECAME WORSE. I HAVE 4 KIDS, MARRIED AND LIVE IN JACKSONVILLE, NC AND A 20 YEAR VETERAN FROM US NAVY AND HAVE NOT BEEN EXPOSED TO ANY WAR FARE CHEMICALS..
I NEED YOUR HELP BAD AND QUICK. MY BLOOD WORK ALL IS NORMAL 98. 6 TEMP. 128/72 BLOOD PRESSURE, GOOD PULSE BUT SOMETHING IS EATING THE INSIDES OF ME. I'VE BEEN LIVING IN A NEW HOME FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS, FRESH PAINT, NEW CARPET, ETC. I CAN DO EXERCISES BUT WHEN I FINISH MY WHOLE BODY FEELS AS THOUGH I HAVE SPREAD THIS DISEASE AROUND INSIDE OF ME. I have also noted that my saliva is pretty thick and "sticky like glue. " Maybe what's I have inside of me is of a clear, glazed, acrylic nature and that's why it don't show up on X-Ray. But I have been tested several times for heavy metal and it comes out negative. My forehead is always cold. My eyes burn all day long. My co-workers states that they smell a snuff like smell in my office and I can relate to that because that's the fume that I have been telling everyone about I smells. I'm eager to try your system. I Hope your system can find out what's going on inside of my body. It appears to me this all started years ago when I kept felling something burning my stomach in 1999. My whole entire body gets hard, heavy and tight. I pray to "GOD" that you can help me.
It feels as though ever time that I sit I'm sitting on AIR BUBBLES and this sticky stuffs runs out my mouth because it disintegrate all over by body as I sit down Like it does when a kid is blowing bubbles through a toy piece. It feels soft and mushy between my thighs and buttock. If I stand up for a while this flows through my legs and make them tight and sticky. It appears to freeze up when I'm a sleep or don't move for a while but as soon as I move or wake up it melts and feel fizzy and fuzzy like and burns and spreads out bubbling all over and it has this odor in it. My face is always cold and fizzy, fuzzy and my chest is also tight and heavy. "IT'S NOT MUSCULAR RELATED, PLEASE DON'T THINK THAT. MY NEUROLOGIST FROM JOHN HOPKINS CALLED ME AND TOLD ME THAT IT WASN'T THAT (PARKINSON'S/DISEASE).
THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT I HAVE THIS STRANGE FUNGUS, MOLD OR SOMETHING THAT'S EATING UP MY INSIDES AND NEED TO COME OUT OF ME. **** I FEEL SO HEAVY, HEAVY, HEAVY AND COLD FROM THIS STUFF NOT MY BODY BUT THIS STUFF IS COLD AND HEAVY INSIDE OF ME."
01/13/2011: Pb3046 from Miami, Fl Usa replies: "Just a small comment about the stiffness/hardness. I had a friend that had same sensations from taking creatine."
08/10/2010: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "I know one person who has similar conditions of tightness and tingling of the area in the stomach. It's a bug of some kind in that area. They have one major weakness, which is alkalization. The supplements I used are 1/2 teaspoon of sodium citrate and 1/2 teaspoon of potassium citrate. For a larger build, I believe 1 teaspoon of sodium citrate (correct name is trisodium citrate) with 1/2 teaspoon of potassium citrate, taken 30 minutes or more after meals three times a day, and one before sleep. The condition should be noticeably reduced within the first day. However, the dose should be continued for about 5 days, thereafter reduced dose to just twice a day as maintenance dose. If citrates cannot be found, a lesser quality supplements such as baking soda and potassium bicarbonate might be easier to find. The dose is 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 1/2 teaspoon of potassium bicarbonate, always mixed in a cup of water together, 30 minutes or more after meal, three times a day, plus one more before sleep. The tingling sensation maybe reduced with 400 to 600 mg of thiamine vitamin B1. The tightness or muscle tightness can be helped with magnesium supplements, 500 mg in form of magnesium gluconate, trimagneisum citrate, possibly magnesium citrate and my favorite, magnesium citrate. That's taken usually once a day before meals, 30 minutes.
10/06/2010: Shannon replies: "However I have found a man named T___ ___ whose heath story has brought me to tears. Something horrible like a glue has attacked his system and is taking over. It has a horrible smell and comes out of his mouth and buttocks. They thought he had Stiffmans or Parkinsons but that is not the case. I hope you can offer some help and guidance since even the folks at John Hopkins could not diagnose his painful and debilitating symptoms. Please note it seems supplements are very hard on him and he feels they stick to him instead of digesting properly.
10/07/2010: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Shannon:
I have answered this email sometime ago. So I would assume, that the remedies I sent sometime ago didn't work. And therefore decided to attack the issue at where they are most noticeable. So I decided to keep this real simple and just try to resolve the most obvious of the symptoms: burning sensation caused by a fungus (usually). So if this works, we will go through the other remedies to resolve the rest of the problems. Since the skin is burning a simple remedy to neutralize them, in most cases, is magnesium chloride, DMSO with tannic acid and distilled vinegar. This is my top three remedies to resolve the burning of the skin, usually caused by a fungus, but in most cases fungus tends to produce itchiness, rashness, rather then burning. The burning is often their metabolic by products. Chemical toxins can play a role so this can be removed, almost physically with bentonite clays. First, a 60-70% magnesium chloride solution is prepared and applied on the skin several times within the 30 minutes to see if this works in reducing this issue. The magnesium chloride tends to support cellular detoxification. If burning is reduced within the next 30 minutes to 1 hour. Then, I would likely start taking magnesium chloride solutions in the form of drops for at least the next couple of days, such as a week or so, the pare down the dose. The magnesium drops is taken about 10 drops three to four times a day, usually empty stomach, and usually before meals. If magnesium chloride works, or it doesn't work, I will try the second test on the skin: DMSO with tannic acid. This solution always works (perhaps I am lucky), but leaves a brown scar under the skin by deactivating any proteins, usually reactive proteins causing the burning sensation. What the tannic acid does it coverts all the protein that I know of into leather, hence it becomes instantly denatured. To not damage healthy cells, the solution prepared is rather weak. We apply enough just to kill of the endotoxins or the reactive proteins. In a 100 cc, measuring cup, 60-70 DMSO is added, plus 1 level teaspoon of tannic acid, and then add water to 100 cc. The solution is then applied to the burning skin to test whether it works or not. If it works. Then this solution is taken internally, at a greatly reduced concentration. Roughly 50 cc of this can be mixed in a 500 cc bottle of drinking water, or perhaps 600 cc is fine too. The one problem about tannic acid is they tend to cause constipation. To prevent that 20-40 drops of magnesium chloride solution, at least is added to the drink mix. The third solution is I once had a methanol burning of the skin and somewhat methanol poisoning. At the time, I wasn't aware that other people were using ethanol alcohol, but I do know that acetates, usually found in white distilled vinegar will neutralize this. Hence, this is applied to the burning skin to test if this is reduced. It should have an effect within 5 minutes. If this works, then the body needs vinegar, perhaps neutralized with baking soda, to get a pH of 7-8. Usually 2 tablespoon of white distilled vinegar plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda (at least). The resultant solution is sodium acetate. Personally I think potassium acetate works better, but they are harder to obtain. To decide which ones to take as regular supplement, if the body responds try it, it doesn't work skip it. If it responds positively to all of it the try all of it. If this first step work, on some of the symptoms of burning sensation, then we go to the more detailed steps. I hope this remedy is simple enough to try. Tannic acid kills fungus and reactive protein. It's the one I have consistent record with, always successes for this one, including most cases of cancer patients. So obviously the protein denaturing effect neutralize many toxins. As for magnesium and vinegar, they also work but not nearly as fast as tannic acid with DMSO solution. If this doesn't work, just give me feedback and will make the necessary adjustments. Good luck! Ted
There was one thing I left out which is due to chemical toxins accumulated during the lifetime. This I will prepare 1 tablespoon bentonite powder per 500 cc of water to make a lotion like solution. The bentonite is sprinkle slowly so it doesn't clump together in water, until the entire solution is mixed. It may require more then 1 tablespoon or not depending on whether the solution has the appearance of the lotion, but not so thick. It is then applied on the skin and fan dried, or blower dried. The bentonite solution is applied throughout the body, including the face area. Then once dried, it is rinsed out. The procedure has to be repeated about 5 times apply/dry/rinse. This is done once or twice a day. Most of the toxins should be reduced by the third or fourth day. Should the skin dry, a good coconut oil might be applied lightly to prevent dry and cracking skin. Most commercial lotions will contain chemical additives which may worsen the condition.
Most important of all, and I am sure you know it, is to avoid all sweet fruits, sugar, glucose and artificial sweeteners, plus all vegetable oils. These tend to congest the liver or feed onto the fungus. The diet is usually ketogenic, but mostly vegetarian during the treatment period, which should take mostly between 2 to 6 weeks. By keeping the diet low on carbohydrate and protein, the body will eliminate the toxin buildup from undigested protein and reactive protein. Coffee enema, not high colonic may help, but taking magnesium chloride as a laxative is often one way getting around the use of coffee enemas, which seems to work quite nicely.
My 11 year old has leg/foot pain and weakness most of the time, which makes it hard for him to do much activity. Doctors find nothing wrong,but I know there is. He hasn't much strength in his legs, not even for swimming. Can you suggest something?
My 16 year old has a growth on the muscle area of his jaw bone. Doctors can't figure out what it is. Is there something that will shrink it?
I have growths on my back and arm.What can I do to shrink these?
Thank You, GJ."
02/28/2010: Earth Clinic replies: "Hi Gj,
We're waiting for Ted to answer your questions in this Q&A section, but Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines has answered your post on the feedback page here: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/multiple_ailments2.html#RN_39439"
MULTIPLE AILMENTS: ARE THE FOLLOWING REMEDIES SYNERGISTIC?
12/29/2009: KyraKitty from Chicago, IL: "I have no health insurance and I rely on Teds remedies to help me from getting sick and to alleviate my chronic conditions. I have suffered from fibromyalgia and CFS, panic attacks, irregular heart beats, low blood pressure (I've never been told this is a problem but it has always been low), mucus in my lungs makes my breathing feel tight in my chest/constricted it causes me to clear my throat over and over again due to it not being very productive. The mucus in my lungs sometimes feels like an unmovable rubber band from my lungs to my throat.
With the use of sodium ascorbate, cilantro and variations of the carbibarb I feel my energy is back and less pain in my body, easier to breathe, when I try to clear my lungs of mucus it is much more productive.
Additionally I inhale H202 diluted down to Ted's recommendations of .5% instead of using 3% straight. I take a B supplement 1x per week, zinc every 2 weeks, vit D 2000 daily, sodium ascorbate 13 grams per day divided in 4 doses (this has helped me the most), magnesium citrate 630 mg divided in four doses. I get all my supplements in powder form with no fillers except the Vit D.
I am 38, female, Quit smoking 2 years ago, rarely drink a glass of wine, eat organic (limit grains, milk, try not to eat too much sweets but chocolate is my weakness) I do eat meat and fish, I use all glass cookware, exercise 3-5 x per week, 5'5" 126 lbs, muscular build, no children, stopped taking birth control 2 years ago, I am Puerto Rican we are mixed with African, French, Spaniard and Tiano indian the indigenous native sto Puerto rico.
I have some ideas of Ted's mixes I was wondering if Ted thinks the following mixes are synergistic and if they are appropriate for my symptoms.
Carbicarb enhanced (1 x per day every Morning on an empty stomach)
4 cups water
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp sodium carbonate (washing soda)
1/8 tsp potassium citrate
1/8 tsp magnesium
6-10 drops 3% H202
Small pinch borax
Vit C Drink with ACV (One hour after morning carbicarb up to 2x per day Morning and evening)
2 cups water or Green tea (white needle)
1 tsp sodium ascorbate
1/8 tsp magnesium citrate
1/8 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp ACV
Is the above mix synergistic in white needle green tea?
Vit C Drink without ACV (2 x per day between morning and evening)
2 cups water or Green tea (white needle)
1 tsp sodium ascorbate
1/8 tsp magnesium citrate
1/8 tsp sea salt
Question about powders: If I premixed the dry powder combination's below and put them in a vitamin pouch to make them easier to transport will the dry powders mixed together remain stable and non-reactive until I pour them into my water or tea?
#1 powder mix: 1 tsp sodium ascorbate, 1/8 tsp magnesium citrate, 1/8 tsp sea salt
#2 powder mix: 1/8 tsp baking soda, 1/8 tsp sodium carbonate (washing soda), 1/8 tsp potassium citrate, 1/8 tsp magnesium, Small pinch borax
I know you have found that egg whites don't allow vitamins/minerals to absorb if I soft boil an egg so they yokes are still soft but the white is cooked and then after I eat an apple and then take my vitamin c drink will the egg whites prevent the vitamins and minerals from my drinks or other supplements I take from absorbing properly?
I like to take 1/2 tsp of Cayenne Pepper in the afternoon. I like to wash it down with Sodium Ascorbate. Do you think these two items are synergistic and have you tested Cayenne before as a treatment? Does it make the body acidic? If so that is why I was taking it with sodium ascorbate to make it alkaline.
Ted what are your feelings on Raw Organic Milk? They say all the negative reactions in the body from milk are because the milk is homogenized and pasteurized.
Thank you Ted you have really helped me to take care of myself. Without your remedies I feel like I am going to die or am in the process of dying slowly. These remedies alleviate my symptoms and make me feel alive, healthy and well."
01/09/2010: Sophia from Lewisville, Tx replies: "To KyraKitty,
I know you asked Ted for help, but I wanted to let you know a few things that helped me, because I have many of the same problems you do. Someone posted on earthclinic that MSM helped her with the mucous and trouble with her lungs (basically you are describing asthma). Asthma was waking me up in the middle of the night, so that I was fighting for every breath. Then I read here (on the asthma page) about MSM, already had some in my kitchen, and tried it when I felt my lungs getting congested. It worked like magic!!! My lungs felt totally clear and empty and relaxed. I suspect that most of my health problems, and probably also most of yours are a result of mercury poisoning. Do you have metal fillings in your teeth? If so, search the internet with the words "mercury detox" and you will learn how you got sick, and how to get well. I also have blood pressure that is so low that it makes me need to sleep a lot in the day. My strategy is to take licorice herb (liquid is better than pills), and to monitor my blood pressure (there is a blood pressure meter near the pharmacy that I use for free). Licorice makes peoples' blood pressure get higher, so that it is always recommended not to be used constantly, or blood pressure could get too high. Licorice also gets rid of my anxiety."
I do these every hour:
Drink peroxide in water 1 HR
Baking Soda & peppermint Rinse 1 HR
Saltwater & baking soda soak & rinse 1 HR
Vitamin C 2 Gr daily
Vitamin D (2 x daily) 8 HR
Peroxide Inhalation 1 HR
Drink Lemon & baking soda water every 4 hr (4x day) (3 x daily wasn't working)
Eat or swallow GARLIC 1 HR Total 9 cloves daily
Place GARLIC on gums 1 HR
Was taking Ibuprofen & AsA with Codeine Plus Vitamin C every 4 hrs via call to emergency dentist advice---Have been able to stop the Ibuprofen and asa with codeine since
Replaced this with just asa every 3 hrs and only IF I need it.
Today I've added :
AsA & Vitamin C 1 HR (for 5 hrs only)
Vitamin C 1 HR otherwise
More garlic ingestion (2 bulbs not cloves) over the day
gentle oil pulling with Sesame Oil (the good kind) 2 x daily
Neti pot with sea salt & 2 drops peroxide 2 x daily
NAC to liquify any mucus
TED: Question Desperately need help for
1. Presently Severe tooth infection (Unknown if viral or bacterial)
2. Deep sinus infection, nothing is working on the depth of it.
3. Extreme fatigue (I believe my body is just plain wore out from fighting infections)
4. Bad daily cough from congested lungs (this has lessen a fair bit now due to the garlic)
5. I have had many flu and pneumonia infections over the past 10 yrs now.
The most severe was 8 yrs ago. I was literally knock out cold for 12-18hrs a day (even my husband had a very difficult time waking me). I usually got up, went to the bathroom, felt overwhelmed & went back to bed. Went to and got antibiotics 3 x over 3 mths from the doctor. Each prescription was 5-7day .... was only "just" beginning to feel a bit better...went back & doctor refused to give another prescription to kill it off. Hence I believe that I had a severe infection that due to incomplete meds Morphed into something worse and worse again. 3X over 3 mths. I was finally able to beat it (or so I thought) by using 2 vaporizers day and night over another 6 wks.
After that my heath NEVER fully came back.
I've suffered with extreme fatigue, worse allergies, constant congestion (lungs and sinus), constant cough with both clear and discolored phlegm, brain fog, swelling (congestion?) around my eyes (I assume allergies)
My doctor (I feel) will NOT address this.... all he says is that I have a viral infection (without any tests) and that there's nothing he can do for me. Or he treats like a hypochondriac. He should know better after being my doc for well over 30 yrs now, that I rarely have problems.
3 yrs ago I was extremely ill with the worst of symptoms....but also encountered a sore throat which burned soooo badly it felt like lava. Nothing I did helped. ... I was gravely ill with that one for 2.5 months with the doctor saying the same thing....and no meds to help
Last year ... to shorten this for you. I ended up with a severe sinusitis infection, severe ear infection (could not hear or smell or taste anything) for weeks. Along with that burning like lava throat too. ..... only it felt as if something were stuck in there...nothing ever came out.
A second trip to the emerg in less than a week : A doctor discovered I also had a pneumonia in my left lung.
Was given antibiotics each visit. It did help.......but again the infections were still there........ the ear infection only gradually went away (or so I thought)
The reason I am telling you all of this .... is because I believe I never really got rid of any of the infections.
2 weeks ago due to feeling very ill again I began your AsA & Vitamin C remedy (which I do believe was helping). I used it for 3 days not 2.... but symptoms came back after a few days so I did it for another 2 days.
Then I ended up with a severely painful tooth infection (bad enough for the codeine) Although this controlled the pain....... of course did nothing to fight the infection. My husband I swear IS the cheapest man on the planet. We don't have a dentist, nor would he pay for it if we did.
So I am in desperate need of a solution to kill the tooth infection and all viral or bacterial illness too.
Using the above methods has been helping. I no longer need the asa with codeine and most of the time don't need the Ibuprofen either, thank goodness.
I really need your help here Ted not only in what to use and dosage ...but mostly in organizing in when to take what & for how long.
Any assistance you give would be GREATLY Appreciated."
11/09/2009: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Laurie:
A person with a long term infections such as yours, it is unlikely my aspirin and vitamin C is going to work in the long run unless more fundamental issues are resolved. The Vitamin C and aspirin remedy, or the lysine and vitamin C remedy, were meant to address the issue of an epidemic, where a normal person suddenly got infected directly from swine flu or other flus in general, hence it was designed to stop the epidemic from developing using the One Day Cure approach. A person with a long term issues, needs to be resolved on fundamental issues of deficiencies, and dietary issues.
As to what you are taking now, it seems counterproductive. Why is codeine added? A codeine if taken for more than two days does more damage as it causes metabolic acidosis. So when your saliva becomes acid, it digests the tooth enamel, but acid saliva also support bacterial growth, hence the tooth infection. First thing is to get the pH, the acid/alkaline issue to normal first, get bowel movement to two times a day, not by laxative use, that's artificial too. But if we get the right alkalinity that the body needs, the right electrolytes, bowel movements corrects itself. Two major remedies that may correct long term issues of infection or respiratory illness is 2 drops of lugol's solution with 1000 mg of sodium ascorbate vitamin C mixed in a cup of warm water before sleep.
To correct the pH and the sodium and potassium imbalance, 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1/4 teaspoon potassium citrate (or potassium carbonate) in a cup of water, taken three times a day. The iodine and vitamin C can be taken at other times of day if the pH of saliva is still NOT 7.0 or above. The urine pH has to be about 6.5 to 7.0, preferably 7.0. If the pH issues aren't resolved first, the body won't heal. The other issue is to correct the osmotic balance, if lack of basic salt, which is often the case for most respiratory disease and excessive mucus. Therefore, a sea salt is taken in a cup of warm water empty stomach in the morning, between 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon. Besides deficiencies of iodine, and vitamin C that's needed, there is also the zinc and magnesium that has to be addressed. The zinc gluconate is taken at 50 mg for only a week, more likely 5 days. The magnesium has to be taken over a month's period, such as magnesium citrate 500 mg or magnesium ascorbate 500 mg daily. A vitamin C sodium ascorbate needs at least 1000 mg taken between three to four times a day.
A person with a long term respiratory illness I have seen has a very low enzyme level. The digestive enzyme supplements needs to be taken on empty stomach three times a day plus, an additional digestive enzyme taken during meals. To lower the overhead of body's stress and energy level associated with eating meals, the dinner meal has to be avoided. This means a breakfast meal in the morning and a lunch is taken, preferably before 12 p.m. This lowers the body's immune system depletion that typically occurs in late afternoon and by not eating the dinner the body is energy is not " originally: " This lowers the body's immune system that typically occurs in late afternoon and by not eating the dinner the body is energy is not. Also with a dinner meal you will usually have a bowel movement the next day, which means that the stool or food undigested is left overnight causing a toxicity overload. To reduce that toxicity, it is simply avoided. Hence any meals during dinner is confined mostly to drinking water, avoiding fruit juices, and perhaps a very light salad of raw vegetables with minimum use of salad dressing. Plenty of water is always taken during meal so as to avoid the sugar, protein and fat spikes, which typically occurs after meal. Hence, when we dilute them, these concentration gets lowered, lowering the liver's burden. You may noticed that your respiratory illness will be mostly helped with the digestive supplement (in capsule form, never the tablet form) and the once in the morning sea salt.
As to overall immune system and sleep it will be the iodine, magnesium and zinc. A vitamin C is needed over the long term to help maintain normal antioxidant levels to fight off the problem, while getting the normal pH is fundamental to the entire healing process. A body can't heal if it is acid, it can only occur if it is sufficiently alkaline. Also I would remove the codeine out. It's really counter productive, since it causes both constipation and acidosis, the direct opposite of what I wanted.
One more tip: the potassium carbonate/potassium bicarbonate supplements and the lugols iodine will increase the saliva pH, to discourage bacteria growth in the mouth. Using a hydrogen peroxide mouthwash at 1% concentration will help kill the bacteria. A xylitol powder, wetted is applied to the area of tooth infection or tooth pain. The pain should disappear mostly within a matter of minutes. It should be reapplied to be long enough to kill it completely and should take no longer than 30 minutes.
As to how long to take any of this. Most of the supplements I take it when I needed it. When I am no longer well or the pH is off balance I will take it again to get it to normal."
11/10/2009: Laurie from Belleville, Ontario, Canada replies: "hello Ted
THANK YOU, Thank you a Thousand times over!!
I do have a couple of questions about the protocol, but they'll have to wait until tomorrow...I'm very tired and heading of to sleep.
Should I continue with ANY of the previous remedies I was doing ??? Which ones please?
Thank you again... You're a Saint in my eyes
CLEARED OF C. DIFF FOR 1 YEAR, BUT NOW MANY AILMENTS
08/13/2009: J. : "TED,
I HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING YOUR COLUMN FOR 18 MONTHS NOW AND I BELIEVE YOU REALLY KNOW HOW TO HELP PEOPLE, BECAUSE I HAVE FOLLOWED YOUR ALKALIZATION REMEDY AND IT HAS HELPED ME MORE THAN ANYTHING THE DR'S HAVE GIVEN ME. MY STORY IS THIS, I HAD CELLULITIS 2 YRS AGO AND WAS GIVEN CLINDIMYCIN FOR 1 MONTH WHICH LED TO C-DIFFICILE INFECTION AND WAS ON VANCOMYCIN FOR 3 MONTHS. THIS WAS BEFORE I READ EARTH CLINIC AND KNEW THE EFFECTS ALL THE ANTIBIOTICS WOULD HAVE ON MY BODY.
SINCE I HAVE BEEN CLEARED OF ALL C DIFF FOR OVER A YEAR, NOW I HAVE MANY PROBLEMS THAT MY DR'S COULD NOT RESOLVE AND SENT ME TO THE WORLD RENOWNED CLEVELAND CLINIC. THEY TOO ARE BAFFLED AND COULD NOT GIVE ME A DIANOSIS BUT HERE ARE MY SYMPTOMS.
VERY DRY EYE
DRY MOUTH WITH FOAMY WHITE SPIT WITH WHITE TONGUE, BUT NOT THRUSH
PARTIAL COMPLEX SEIZURES
LACK OF SWEATING
LOW ZINC DESPITE SUPPLEMENTATION FOR OVER A YEAR
MUSCLE SPASMS AND CRAMPS IN LEGS
I HAVE TINY RED PIN DOT SPOTS ALL OVER MY ABDOMEN AND NOW IT IS GOING DOWN MY LEGS
ALTHOUGH MY TEST CAME BACK NEGATIVE FOR CANDIDA ALL MY SYMPTOMS GET WORSE IF I EAT ANY SUGAR. I HAVE TRIED EVERY ANTIFUNGAL AND ALSO DIFLUCAN AND MY SYMPTOMS GET BETTER FOR A WHILE AND RETURN FULL FORCE. I AM TIRED AND MY IMMUNE SYSTEM IS COMPROMISED. CAN YOU HELP ME?"
08/14/2009: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "A supplementation of zinc with no increase in zinc is a simple matter. Most supplements adds in fillers, which blocks absorption of zinc, especially the calcium tricalcium phosphates, magnesium stearate. There is actually a simple solution to this. I just buy from a chemical company, or a scientific supplier, zinc acetate, usually they will have reagent grade, laboratory grade, which is fine for me. Then it is taken for a week or two, at 25 mg and you're done. The zinc acetate is mixed in a glass of water.
Muscle spasm are often a magnesium deficiency, unless there is immunization which brings back to autoimmunity again. The magnesium deficiency can be reversed rather easily with just magnesium chloride, or magnesium oil, which is 20% to 30% water added to the magnesium chloride, well shaken, and overnight. It's taken between 4- 6 drops in a glass of water empty stomach and is taken at least twice a day, if possible. The muscle cramps should go away within the third or fourth day.
There is a way for the body to developed an immunity from an unknown organism in general. This procedure I often called "internal vaccination" or more popularly "self vaccination" which I thought up while finding the cure for Swine flu viruses, if the person could not get the lysine. The procedure is straight forward and the theory requires some basic understanding of how our immunity develops. The simplest of all internal vaccination is aspirin. This is how it works. An aspirin, 500 mg (acetylsalicylic acid) is taken every hour between 4- 6 dose on the average. The body should develop an immunity against this uknown disease the next day. Seems to work best against the virus and bacteria, but fungus, I haven't tested that, except for the use of fungicide, azoxystrobin 25% in drops which works almost like a miracle. Anyway, a tablet of aspirin 500 mg is dissolved completely in a glass of water, so the ulcer effects is completely neutralized since the concentration of aspirin is now diluted, instead of a tablet being digested in the stomach. Once the aspirin reaches the blood stream, the aspirin will digest tiny microorganisms, into little pieces and get deactivated. The macrophage will recognized these dead microorganisms and eat them up. It sends the message that protein structure by way of MHC class II molecule on the surface of the cells. When the T cells sees this, and recognizes also, it sends the message to B cells to produce the antibodies. So this is how an immunity develops. It's the antibodies that kills microorganisms. So for the body to develop antibodies to kill these microorganisms, an hourly dose of well dissolved aspirin is taken roughly a total 4-6 doses. This means 500 mg is taken hourly for 4-6 times, should give the body sufficient time to produce the antibodies and the unknown organism should within control the next day. This seems to work well with the swine flu, and classes of H1N1, and other viruses not H1N1 also. But it has the potential to be used as an internal vaccination (or self vaccination) when we do have other bioweapons exposure too. Although I will never know how far our immune systems can go with these bioweapons, but at least I might self vaccinate after exposure with a simple aspirin. The other is hydrogen peroxide to self vaccinated, but may require much more doses, which is exactly how our macrophage digests these organism anyway - by use of peroxides. The third possibility is hydrochloric acid drops, usually 1-4 drops in a glass of water. For some reason this is related to the body's immune system too. Once it reaches the blood, a very weak hydrochloric acid will digest first the tiny microorganism before they do damage to the larger cells and that's all we need. The secret to self vaccination seems to be frequency of dose, one hour or less. It won't work if the dose frequency exceeds an hour because the start to reproduce and still overwhelm our systems.
In a vaccination, this becomes a problem because sometimes the macrophage can't eat them because in a living one, they may have stealth properties and they may multiply faster once they found a good fertile blood after the vaccination an overwhelmed the macrophages as they multiply much faster, and perhaps attack the immune system, before th e immune system can produce these macrophages. Therefore getting the antibodies make more sense rather than injecting with live organisms. Once understood, I may need to take plenty of aspirin if the vaccination becomes mandatory, so that these live organism won't harm me, never mind the mercury and endotoxins, that's another matter.
The dry eyes and no sweat maybe helpful if we get the pH to normal. Which is both potassium and sodium bicarbonates are taken until the pH of urine becomes 6.5-7.0 and the saliva pH is 7-7.35. A simple rule is to take enough of those where both becomes 7.0 pH.
As to the partial and complex seizures. This is caused by either heavy metals or demyelination or both, where the body develops an immune system against our own system, usually from any vaccination which causes this. In any case it's useless to prevent that once they have injected into our system anyway. Therefore to remyelinate, a couple of supplements maybe needed, such as SAM-e. B-12, folic acid, and trimethylglycine. Taking some small dose cilantro, every two days should also slowly reduce the seizures. Taking some lecithin and fish oil can also help insulate the demyelinated tissues too, thus reducing these seizures.
Removing the pin dot red spots, I might try applying some lavender oil if it helps. However, I might also try taking 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of borax in a glass of water a day for only a 4 or 5 of days out of a week and see if that helps.
41 YEAR OLD WITH DIABETES, HYPERGLYCEMIA, LUPUS, RA, AND OSTEOARTHRITIS
02/13/2009: Bibi from Nashville, TN: "I'm a 41-year-old female with several ailments. I have had type II diabetes for about nine years now, suffering from chronic hyperglycemia. Also, in the past year I have been diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. I believe I also have osteoarthritis, as I snap-crackle-pop more than a box of Rice Krispies.
I have several questions and would appreciate any help or advice:
1. I have been taking ACV for a little over two weeks now. When I take the ACV (1 tsp in 4 to 6 oz of water upon rising and also before dinner) the snap-crackle-pop seems to increase, as well as the pain, to some degree (in some ways I feel better and somewhat more energetic). However, if I take 1/2 tsp baking soda with it, which I have been doing for over a week now, it stops (snap crackle pop greatly decreases). I realize due to the leeching of vitamins and minerals from your body if you take baking soda for too long, you shouldn't do this more than a week at a time. However, as soon as I leave out the baking soda, again I am in pain and bones are cracking. WHY the difference? Should I just keep taking the ACV with the baking soda in it?
2. Why would I hurt when taking calcium? I have a supplement (liquid) that has a proprietary blend of calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D (and zinc, too, I believe). It hurts to take any milk or any calcium fortified foods. Turnip greens seem to be the only source of calcium that doesn't hurt me (my arthritis or lupus). I have been taking magnesium oxide for over a month now (500 mg a day...250mg at breakfast, 250 mg at dinner). I don't understand this (why calcium supplementation hurts).
3. My blood pressure used to be normal BEFORE SLE/RA struck, except on treadmill tests, when immediately as I started walking, it went very high. Since SLE and RA diagnosis, it has been high (I took Methotrexate, generic of Plaquenil, and Prednisone for about 5 or 6 months then quit last Aug/Sept). I feel BETTER since getting off those meds, however, my blood pressure is horrible. After more than two weeks of taking ACV (a little over one week with baking soda), I checked my blood pressure at a local pharmacy. It was 182/102. Should I give the ACV awhile longer? Does anybody have any advice on lowering BP?
4. Does anybody know of a diabetic diet guideline that does NOT have milk? I am lactose intolerant, plus any dairy products seem to cause me pain because of the calcium. Every diabetic diet plan I come across insists on MILK exchanges. I've tried soy, almond, and rice milk. I'm allergic to soy, the almond milk sometimes causes worse pain, and rice milk sends my blood sugar skyrocketing.
Thank you for any help."
02/14/2009: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Bibi:
Your condition is something I have seen in a majority of people. That's why baking soda was added to the ACV. As to the question of why:
1. The body's pain is triggered by acidity or metabolic acidosis. That's how pain works. Alkaline works by neutralizing the acid that is causing a pain. You get the same pain by having excess lactic acid. A lactose intolerant, then the problem of lactic acid maybe made worse. A lactic acid is somewhat toxic to cells as known in biochemistry. If a baking soda is added to the Apple cider vinegar, the body gets the required alkaline buffers from the baking soda, thus neutralizing the pain by reducing the lactic acid into a lactate, which is less painful. Also in event of an inflammation, the damage cells from the lupus, is acid and the baking soda will reduce the acidity, thus reducing the pain.
I also got the snap, crackle and pop, after carrying 30 kilograms of test papers (from students!) as I was carrying onto the taxi as a result the inflammation of the knees resulted in snap crack and pop, with pains on my knees. The pain then spreads to the surrounding muscles as acidity and inflammation goes hand in hand. On purpose I didn't take the baking soda and the pain was there. As soon as I took 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda the pain was markedly reduced within hours of taking them. It neutralize the acidity and hence the pain and inflammation. Acid form damage tissues is what triggers the pain and I have seen a marked reduction in inflammation and pus from the SLE in taking plenty of bakng soda, which is roughly 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda twice a day. A body that is in inflammation has markedly reduce bicarbonates or buffers and the body needs bicarbonates to reduce this inflammation. When knees becomes inflammed, the joints area is larger then usual, and out of place, and hence, snap crack and pop. If inflammation is reduce, the swelling is reduced, and less snap crackle and pop. In event of SLE, it is often necessary to add baking soda. However, a standard SLE remedy is baking soda, borax and now bloodroot tincture. The starting dose I like to start with is 4 drops x 3 or x 4 and is possible (depends on one's size) to increase them to 10 drops x 6. But that's done slowly. There will be a marked reduction in pain within 24 hours upon the bloodroot tincture. As a result I find them it is necessary to add bloodroot tincure as part of SLE remedy I used. As to the issue of vitamin depletion and mineral depletion. I always will supplement them with vitamin and mineral supplements anyway. Especially vitamin B complex and vitamin C sodium ascorbate, as water soluble vitamins are needed more than usual, at least once a week of B100 or B50 and at least twice a week or three times a week sodium ascorbate 1000 mg.
2. The body hurts more with calcium because calcium accelerates the clotting process, which impairs circulation and repairs. High blood calcium interferes with blood flow by restricting them to cause blood to clot too easily and restricting circulation increases the pain and inflammation. Calcium tends to calcified the tissue if taken in excess. If tissue is calcified, it causes more pain. Vegetable forms of calcium are less painful because the calcium is does not spike in the body in large amounts, not like the man made forms of calcium that goes too quickly in the system. Magnesium oxide is the worse form of magnesium and it's not bioavailabile. It is not even water soluble and hence not bioavailable. The preferred form of magnesium for me is always the magnesium citrate or magnesium chloride, is water soluble and the body's pain will experience marked reduction if magnesium is highly water soluble form. Magnesium oxide and magnesium carbonate has very low water solubility and the body cannot access them as easily as the more water soluble forms.
3. Blood pressure is much more better reduced with potassium citrate mixed into the solution or potassium bicarbonate. For example, potassium citrate 1/4 teaspoon is added to 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. In any event, the key is to get blood pressure within normal ranges is the safest and if it doesn't do it as fast as I would hope, I will probably go for a diuretics that may help. At least for me potassium added to the baking soda will help, but in some cases more of the diuretic medicine may be required to reach the target blood pressure within normal range.
4. It should be noted that Thais as a population are 90% lactose intolerant. It would seem the issue of lactose isn't a problem if soy milk is taken. That's why Asians find soy products agreeable with them. I currently used 1500 mcg of chromium chloride to control blood sugar, however lecithin was also helpful in supporting liver function and also helps in normalizing some of the blood sugar problem. If blood sugar is high, inflammation and SLE is much worse. In any event most commercial soy milk have add sugar and this is not helping the problem if a person is diabetic. Milk in general is an anti nutrient if taken along with other foods. This is why poisoning centers give milk to poison victims as the milk protein tends to prevent their absorption. Hence less nutrient would invariably sends blood sugar skyrocketing. I therefore would avoid milk with lactose sugar or any alternative milk with sugar, which is present in nearly all the commercial products and most are also anti nutrients anyway, so if is required (actually is not), can be taken only on an empty stomach so if won't interfere with nutrient absorption.
02/17/2009: Bibi from Nashville, TN replies: "I'm one of those people who are tired of the medical establishment. Although my general practitioner is a good listener, all he can do anymore is send me to specialists. I don't want to waste my money on seeing a doctor, only to be sent to a specialist (more money) who desperately wants to put me on biologic agents for my RA / SLE. I've decided this is not the way to go.
I really appreciate the EarthClinic website and all it has to offer. I especially appreciate the knowledge you share with us, Ted. I was surprised to see an excellent answer to my lengthy..and numerous...questions...and so quickly, too. The information provided is like food to a hungry person. At least we have some knowledge and a starting point to see what works for us, aside from potentially toxic drugs.
Thank you so much, Ted, for taking the time to respond."
IBD, ULCERATIVE COLITIS OR CHRON'S DISEASE: DOCTORS DON'T KNOW WHICH ONE
01/20/2009: Rosa from New York, New York: "Hi Ted, In 2006 I went to my GI doctor for having diarrhea after taking Moltrin prescribed by my doctor for 2 months for pulling a muscle. I was told that I might have IBD, Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease. I was given Asacol and I got worst so I was told to stop and never went back to the office cause symptoms went away. For 2 years off and on I would get joint pains and my stool was never formed again. I also never saw blood in my stool until 2 years later,which is now. I started getting bad joint pains around my hip. A few weeks later I was taken to the emergancy cause I couldnt walk. While my stay at the hospital I was told I had inflammation in my Sacroliac Joint and through out my colon. I was given Prednisone for two weeks for the inflammation. I was then told by a second GI that I had C.Diff and now I am taking Vancocin for a month. Blood work showed possible crohn's disease, Upper GI series, Colonscopy and pillcam all showed no Crohn's only Uclerative Colitis. Doctor said he has no idea what I have but thinks I have CD and UC and wants to put me on Asacol. I am scared of being on meds for the rest of my life, but the doctor said I need the inflammation to go away. What should I do? "
03/04/2011: Jody from Minneapolis, Mn, Usa replies: "Rosa,
I started having diarrhea at 4 years old, went to a lot of specialists, and was diagnosed with IBD, UC, or Crohn's at age 7 (never specified which), after having every test in the book! I never had blood in my stool but I did have joint pains off and on during my childhood - enough so I had to skip gym for a year. Daily diarrhea, pretty much throughout. Took sulfasalazine, then asacol, neither of which helped at all. Took myself off them when I was about 16.
Now I am 28, I went to the doctor a few years ago and just mentioned the diarrhea - since it was a part of my life by now it was not on my list of concerns. She did a stool culture (negative), and the only abnormal finding was a lot of cell fragments (I think they were called MCBA's, don't remember), which 'could' indicate infection, though they were unable to culture anything from my stool. Anyway, she prescribed Rifaximin for four days and I swear it has cured me of my diarrhea! I am not a big believer in antibiotics but I have tried the Failsafe diet (eliminating absolutely everything that could be a problem), the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, and any number of natural remedies that just didn't help me. There are still foods I have problems with, but I just avoid them - mostly oils from some restaurant foods that just don't seem to digest well for me.
Also raw saurkraut can be taken to help restore intestinal flora while you are on antibiotics, seems to help me better than yogurt. Anyway, it can't hurt!! And make sure to take supplements, especially minerals - when you are having diarrhea you are not absorbing much from your food! Drink lots of fluids and if you eat fruit (melons, bananas), eat it by itself so it doesn't rot in your stomach - it can be easier to digest than some other things.
Remember that the WRONG antibiotic can be really harmful, too - different antibiotics attack different microbes, some of which are necessary to keep your gut in balance. It's a complicated world in there!
If you have the money, you can send stool to a good laboratory on your own dime (one is the Great Plains laboratory, another is Genova Diagnostics, formerly Great Smokies lab; can I say that?) for a comprehensive stool analysis, to give you a better idea of what you need to do specifically to get things back in balance.
Finally, since there is a LOT of inflammation and some blood loss, even if you don't agree with the doctors, you need to keep seeing them - please work hard to find someone you can work with. This can get a lot worse and you DON'T want to need surgery or a transfusion - try to get it taken care of before it gets that bad!
05/22/2010: Landa from Christchurch, New Zealand replies: "Have you tried cutting all starches from your diet? No more bread, potato, corn/maize, baked goods with flour! But you can eat meat, veg, chocolate, ice cream and lots of things.
The book "The IBS Diet" by Sinclair (have quoted book name from memory) tells you to do this, and people say it causes a dramatic improvement. Within three days you should see the difference.
It also changes people with some forms of rheumatoid arthritis."
MULTIPLE AILMENTS IN 77 YEAR OLD MOTHER, REMEDIES/PRESCRIPTIONS NOT WORKING
01/17/2009: J. : "Dear Ted, I have a few more questions regarding my 77 year old mother. She has multiple problems in spite of aggressively pursuing natural and medical remedies. She has arthritic symptoms, pain especially in her feet but also in her neck, shoulders, back , knees and all over. She has some mental sluggishness. A brain MRI in 2004 showed that she has patchy white matter disease. I once visited a nursing home especially for Alzheimer's patients. I saw their charts and the brain MRI results of patchy white matter disease. The brain pictures looked like Swiss cheese.
My mother has tested positive for at least five different viruses including Epstein Barre virus that was apparently the highest active viral load ever seen by the lab. She has HSV 1 & 2, HHV6 and at least one other that I cannot remember. Two doctors said she has chronic lyme disease with multiple co-infections and they started treatments of multiple cocktails of IV and oral substances and very complicated regimens at great expense. The doctors say the treatment must be intense, complicated and aggressive and that the lyme bacteria is eating the holes in her brain. It%u02BCs exhausting and expensive.
My father has Parkinson's and recently had a brain hemorrhage. He is currently recovering nicely in my home. My father is responding well to the methylene blue as well. The setback for my father has delayed further treatment for my mother.
Something that concerns me greatly is that my mother rarely, if ever, feels thirsty. Drinking water is distasteful to her, like eating when she is full and not hungry. It's almost like she has no room at all for the water even when she eats. She is taking some detox and antimicrobial substances but she is unable to drink enough water. I feel like such a task master trying to get her to drink water. Her stomach is distended and I know it's not just fat. She has been taking the methylene blue along with my father who has Parkinson's. My mother is having dizziness and seemingly increased fatigue. I wonder if she might be having a die off reaction from the antifungal properties of the methylene blue. She very rarely has ever had any kind of die off reaction even to the strongest substance. She also has stubborn urinary incontinence and frequent UTI which makes her also dread drinking even a sip of water.
I know that my mother must have fungus or yeast in her system. The patchy white matter disease is very concerning. My mother and another of my family members has initiated the many doctor visits (alternative and integrative treatments)and aggressive treatments for my mother and father which include taking a lot of supplements and going to the doctors for IV treatments. Sometimes it just wears us out because there is much travel, expense and complicated regimen involved.
My mother, all of her children and my father want her to get well. She has felt bad and tired for a long time. She is very intelligent, kind and loves people. She is still pursuing knowledge and reads as much as she can.
Do you have any suggestions? I appreciate your approach to using small doses of substances. So many clinicians push high doses of everything and impossible regimens. I wish my mother's thirst would return. Actually I don%u02BCt know if she has ever truly felt thirsty except for one time that I know of during an IV therapy of antibiotic, antifungal and nutrients. I don't know at this time what all she was being infused with, but I was told she got thirsty and drank several bottles of water which amazed me.
Thank you for reading this.
It is wonderful to have the EC and you to ask these questions to. The generosity of sharing knowledge and experience is a beautiful thing.
01/19/2009: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "The patchy white matter that appears on MRI are often free metal zinc sometimes copper. It's usually from environmental free metals. The best supplement to rid of heavy metal is likely 500 x 3 L Carnosine a day. The source of this zinc/copper toxicity where copper acts as anode and zinc a cathode inside a body system would literally short circuits the brain as zinc metals and copper metals electric current just goes right through in a blood electrolyte solution, killing off the brain, and in an attempt for the body to remove the zinc metal, the amyloid beta, does the detoxification and because it is so high, it appears as a white MRI patch matter, sometimes in children it becomes white spots which are a less severe from that may have come from mercury added vacinations or other heavy metals.
The dizzying effect of methylene blue appears to be a detoxification effect of die of from fungus. It takes about 3-4 days before this goes away. If it doesn't it appears to be a viral/bacteria load to be extremely high.
The issue of UTI and urinary incontincne is a neuroegenerative disorder,which leads to this condition.where the brain does not sense there's fluid in the bladder and at the same time has little control over the bladder muscles. The contraction and relaxation, as well as neural control are damaged from excess heavy metals where the single most common source comes from a very bad faucet and sometimes very old water metal pipes. What I would likely do to switchover is to buy a new all ceramic faucet or perhaps a cheap plastic faucet free from metals. Hence taking some cilantro also helps. To restore a neurodegenerative issue requires long term chelation such as once every two days of cilantro. The restoration of bladder muscle contraction and relaxation is helped with magnesium citrate 500 mg a day is most important. The magnesium will reduce heavy metal toxicity causing the conditions.
The lack of thirst is one of the signs of neurodegenerate breakdown that tells the body it needs water before a dehydration that can further damage the system. In which case it would seem that hyphthalamus is damaged. To further protect the heavy metal damage, restore some of hypothalamic function from further damage, requires that some dechlorinator of sodium thiosulfate drops are added to teh drinking water. A taurine 500 mg x 3 or x 4 will further protect the neurological damage and its free radicals. The removal of zinc is most helped by taking plenty of L carnosine supplements such as 500 x 3 or preferably 500 x 4 of L carnosine supplements. There are others, but I can't mention them here because they are too hard to find and I prefer to use what's most easily obtainable. 1 tablespoon of granulated lecithin one hour before every meal is also helpful.Those also have an effect of removing heavy metals.
As to the issue of so much viral loads such as HSV 1, HSV 2, and EBV, those required another mixed that is powerful against them, Alkalization again is helpful, namely carbicarb plus potassium remedies. That's 1/4 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate plus 1/4 teaspoon of sodium carbonate plus 1/4 teaspoon of potassium citrate (technically referred to as tripotassium citrate). The alkalization will increase oxygen reducing some of those viral loads but not completely killing them. The priority would seem to deal with the neurodegeneratie disease first, before dealing with viral since restoring them will raise the body's immune system. Hence, a gentler approach in killing off the virus appears to be 2 mg of lithium citrate or 2 mg of lithium carbonate. The ones they used today is close to 250 mg of lithium carbonate, hence my dose is a lot less then those used by medical practice, plus some iodine supplements, perhaps lugol's solution takin in drops such as 1-2 drops in a glass of water. Since the mother seems to have trouble consuming any water an Lugol's iodine maybe given such as 3-5 drops in a glass of water as a mouthwash instead. Both the iodine and the lithium has antiviral properties as is a magnesium citrate. I can't mention the zinc because this is a toxicity in a given alzheimer issue.
To increase energy requires a lower dose of methylene blue if the effects are too strong because of the high blood fungal loads or viral loads.
It is might be possible in some cases to raise the level of thirstiness one way is 1/2 teaspoon of MSM 250 mg in capsules (methylsulfonylmethane) or dissolved in a half glass of water or without. A vitamin b complex B50 may be required to give more energy, so it's likely taken once a day for 4 or 5 days out of a week, at least for the first week whereby a gradual paring down of dose as the body heals itself.
I am sure there are some missing information as always but this is just a starter. Alzheimer is always about metals. As to lyme disease those are quite serious, and the only know remedy to tame them appears to be a 1/8 teaspoon of borax in a drinking water, or a small pinch taken internally with very little water, if a person has trouble consuming water, or it is mixed in food. A tiny pinch here is closer to 1/2 or 1/4 pinch of borax. The borax should neutralize some of the lyme disease if it's taken every day for about 5 days out of a week. I haven't quite yet deal effectively with a lyme eating up the brain, I am more familiar with Morgellon's but the approach appears to be similar in some ways. Also a chromium 1500 mcg along with borax also have some antifungal properties. Drops of solution 40% or 50% of strobilurins (usually azoxystrobin is what I used ) is a fairly powerful antifungals. As to hydrogen peroxide this may help. However for lyme disease the simplest approach may be that is compatible with lack of thirst - and mother's response is a correct one not to drink because it tames lyme disease from expanding. Therefore to drink more water, a sea salt 1/8 or 1/4 teaspoon per day in a 1/2 glass of water should help consume more water but at the same time reduce or kill off the lyme. Methylene blue may have some effect of kill off. If the sea salt doesn't negatively effect, but improve, testing for taking twice a day at 1/4 x 2 of sea salt in 1/2 glass of water might be better. However, if this results in a headache, taking the potassium citrate of 1/2 teaspoon or 1/4 teaspoon preferably would well reduce the headaches.
As to the issue of why doctors take so much of an agressive treatment and why my approach requires very little is the differences in the paradigm of treatment. A more natural approach requires many elements synergistic and compatible with the body systems while the doctors approach is slash and burn system. It's the same approach Israels do in getting rid of Hamas along the Gaza strip (more to do with getting re-elected - not really about war anyway).
I doubt an agressive approach is helpful for the body because of the extensive collateral damage that goes with it. Hence the current antibiotics has a collateral damage in damaging the body's natural immune system as well as increasing heavy metals, worsening the Alzheimer. Anyway assuming I was a doctor my approach if I wanted a slash and burn approach, Ted's way is likely to be the 3 drops 25% sodium chlorite solution plus 10 drops of citric acid dissolved in 1/2 glass of water to kill the virus and the lyme. The collateral damage is the thyroid. Henceforth I would likely add the iodine lugol's one drop into the mixture to protect the thyroid function too.
HIGH ALDOSTERONE, LOW POTASSIUM
08/10/2008: Linda from St Clairsville, Ohio: "I have high aldosterone and low potassium and low magnesium and internal shaking ,what could this be high pulse also. please write me back worried linda"
08/27/2008: Joyce from Joelton, Tn replies: "Hi Linda, If you know your potassium and magnesium are low, you need to start working on bringing both up. Increase vegetable intake and take potassium supplement until feeling better. There is an excellent article on transdermal magnesium on-line which is very good at telling you how important magnesium is to the body. The author of this article recommends replacing it transdermally (absorption thru the skin) because it is difficult to take enough orally without getting diarrhea. He talks about spraying it on the body or soaking feet in it, but I don't see why a long leisurely soak in the bathtub with l-2 cups of Epsom salts in the water wouldn't do as well, and you sure do feel good and relaxed when you get out. A 2 lb box of epsom salts can be found at Dollar Tree for $l + whatever taxes you have to pay in your state. A deficiency of both can definitely contribute to nervousness and magnesium also has a lot to do with your blood pressure, heart rate & rhythm. You might also want to take Bcomplex vitamins because you are probably low on them also. Getting these 3 levels up should have you feeling much better."
ODD, SUDDEN AND STRANGE SYMPTOMS
07/28/2008: John from Los Angeles, California: "Let me start off by saying that I am a 21 year old healthy male that is slightly overweight. I have a long history of having an iron gut. Throughout my life I have been able to eat habanero peppers without a single incident of heartburn and large meals with no problems at all. However, on June 6th 2008 (more than a month ago) I ingested a large amount of gin (about half a bottle). Instantly after drinking this gin I started having shortness of breath (immediately, and I noticed his even in my semi-drunken state).
I am not an alcoholic, nor did I have a history of alcohol abuse. I had just turned 21, 6 months prior and had been drinking on and off throughout those recent months. I had interactions with many hard liquors such as whiskey and vodka, but experienced no problems. I had never had gin though (Seagram's Extra Dry Gin to be exact), and after the first drink I began experiencing some very strange symptoms that the doctors keep calling "GERD" (a fancy name for acidic indigestion...a symptom, not a condition, imo).
My lower throat became irritated and I started coughing. I began burping a lot, having trouble swallowing, experiencing minor shortness of breath, and getting worse morning breath. This all happened suddenly, I could probably count the seconds after drinking the gin. The experience is as if one were to run till they reached their peak and could not run any longer, they stop to catch their breath and with each inhalation find it hard to take deep breaths without having that annoying chest/pit of throat irritation, it lessens as they catch their breath and goes away, but it is 24/7 for me (not the catching the breath part but the sensation).
I visited a GP who ran an EKG, chest x-ray, barium swallow, and many pulmonary tests. All came back fine. Even the Barium Swallow (Upper GI) showed no reflux at all or hernias. However, a gastroenterologist ordered an endoscopy and said he found a "very small sliding hiatal hernia" (3-4 cm), and told me they found no evidence of any irritation or inflammation from it. They took several random biopsies as well that came back negative for H Pylori or any type of glandular tissue.
I've tried Protonix, Nexium, Prevacid, Aciphex, Zegerid, Prilosec, PepcidAC, Zantac, and Tagamet. None of these have helped at all aside from giving me gas and bloating.
Again, I have never, ever, had a single episode of this sensation in my entire life, save for the night (June 6th 2008) that I drank gin for the first time, it was instant. They can't explain how the hernia could be causing these symptoms if it was so instant. They said it could've "irritated the hernia", but they can't explain how the habanero sauce and other spicy foods I had eaten in the past did nothing to "irritate it".
I don't know if my symptoms are due to this small hernia (as I hear many people have them with no symptoms at all) or something else. I am 21 and do not want to feel like this or take pills for my entire adult life, so I want to opt for surgery if the hernia is indeed the culprit, but they don't recommend it (they don't even think the hernia is the problem) and would rather have me become a life-long antacid customer, something I don't plan on embarking on.
I find it extremely hard to believe that I could go from having an iron gut to developing GERD in an acute, sudden, and instant fashion, merely after trying some new liquor. I am very in tune with my body and would have felt the slightest symptom had this ever been a problem before. This is too strange to be a mere coincidence.
I am extremely skeptical about antacids, and going through an antacid trial without any relief has made me even more discouraged.
I stopped drinking completely and started up some home remedies for indigestion that have greatly helped, but it has not eliminated the symptoms completely. My mother has a hiatal hernia from pregnancy, and her brother has one as well. But both of theirs are large and show up on a barium swallow. They also cause chest pain for them and other symptoms I don't have. Likewise, they don't get the 24/7 throat burning like I do and they've had theirs their whole lives, so I don't know if genetics is a factor or not. When I lie down, my symptoms get better, and what I eat is not a huge influence as I have it 24/7 around the clock. I can eat a bland diet or go for Mexican food, there are no "triggers".
I've been out of my mind about this, sobbing actually and breaking down daily, becoming nostalgic for times when I did not feel like this. I feel this is mostly self-induced due to the nature of the gin ingestion and I can't help but keep beating myself up over something that didn't need to happen. I think anyone would find it most comical to see me in such a state, seeing as how I am around 238, 6'2 and an ex-football player, it looks rather awkward for such a big guy whose had everything from stitches to toe nails removed to make such a big deal over this, but it is so damn life altering.
I've done everything from having almost every test in the book, tracking down medical researchers, to attempting to contact acupuncturists/Chinese medicine practitioners and chiropractors. I even almost bought some strange "manuka honey" scam for $75. The entire hotline of free "health coach's/nurses" at my insurance company knows me by name and are baffled at my condition. When they got sick of hearing about it, I started calling depression/at risk hotlines because this discomfort is destroying my life and causing me great distress. Even the people on the depression hotlines were pretty much confused as to how my situation came on so sudden, especially with the gin involved, even if it may have been an allergic reaction.
My gastro doc doesn't even think the hiatal hernia is causing my symptoms and has now tried prescribing me anti-depressants due to my incessant calling, but I am a nervous wreck and have no one to contact aside from family who I am sick of burdening with this. I am taking good care of myself with a 75% fruits/vegetables and 25% meat/bread alkalizing diet along with the supplements of Acidophilus, Spirulina, Alfalfa, Digestive enzymes, and Nux Vomica (suggested by a homeopath). I have never, ever, had a single incident of this in my entire life before June 6th, so this is extremely shocking, it has turned my life upside down. I have no prior history of hypochondria, anxiety, or depression.
You'd see how strange this is if you knew me, as I am the stereotypical "tough guy" and I swear I would've rather broken 15 bones than have this, it's the worse thing that's ever happened to me, and I'm too young to have to endure this, I'd have no problem if I got this when I'm 70 or 80, but 21? I don't want to be on meds my whole life for this discomfort, nor do I want to go through some risky surgery or have to deal with a lifelong digestion problem. It all happened instantly after drinking Gin for the first time, and I swear I'd never drink a drop of alcohol again if I could just make this go away. I've even tried spiritual venues, which is extremely uncharacteristic for me as I am usually one who praises "logical and rational thought". I find myself being driven insane by this ailment...I am very articulate, so I find myself engaging in long maniacal dialogues with myself over this condition in order to try and calm down. I've tried stress management, meditation, and even considered yoga, nothing can sate this intense discomfort. This past month and a half has been literal hell.
I would really like an opinion on how a healthy 21 year old male could suddenly and instantly develop chronic 24/7 round the clock symptoms like this out of the blue, with no inflammation or problems shown in an endoscopy aside from a very minor and small hiatal hernia that cannot even be directly linked to the symptoms (so they say thus far).
I am searching for an alternative cure as the antacids, h2 blockers, and PPI's have done nothing to help my situation. I am not interested in temporary symptom relief, I want to nip this thing in the bud.
Thanks for reading this, and I'll be checking it periodically to see if anyone has any advice for me."
05/22/2010: Landa from Christchurch, New Zealand replies: "My suggestion - you have killed off your good stomach flora, with the gin. You need to grow new good stomach flora. Don't worry, it's quite easy.
Some people use pharmacy pills for this, which are usually milk-based, or a yogurt preparation.
Your stomach flora are the good bugs which digest food and keep your system healthy. They can usually withstand chemical-treated water and preservatised foods from a factory. But not now, because you killed off the lot of them with the gin.
My suggestion - drink natural untreated water, and avoid preservatised factory foods, until your stomach has got the flora re-established.
Do not drink tap water, or bottled water. Get natural bore water or spring water or roof water. You can put a bowl underneath the plastic pipes that run down the side of your house, or set a container to catch rainwater someplace else. Drink a half-glass at natural temperature often. It has natural good bugs in it. They will start your stomach flora growing again.
While the little flora are trying to re-establish in your gut, don't kill them off with foods containing "preservative" or other shocks.
No factory foods, no sugars, no high-salt or high-sodium foods. Also avoid stone fruits that strip out your gut. Bananas, apples, pears (fresh) are okay. Salads (no dressing) are good. Organic bread without chemicals and preservatives. Eggs, meat, most things, as long as they do not come from a factory. (A factory will always ensure the foods it sells contain preservatives.)
No manuka honey (you were right) because while it is excellent to kill infections, it is the opposite of what you want here.
Just keep sipping away at frequent glasses of un-treated water.
You should be fine in a month or six weeks of this, because you are young and fit and have good bounce-back. For an older person, keep it up three months."
07/29/2008: Joyce from Joelton, Tn replies: "To John from Los Angeles: Hello John, getting old enough to legally drink can start some problems, can't it? That was the beginning, but the medical merry-go-round keeps it going. By the way, you said half a bottle, but how big was this bottle. You may just be lucky to be alive as an overdose of alcohol can even kill football players and other athletic types. Perhaps you have read of some of those college kids who started chugging alcohol on their 2lst birthdays and didn't live to celebrate another one. What a waste of life!Whether it was the gin, or some impurity in the gin, we'll probably never know, but anything that reacts that suddenly usually is your body's reaction to something that it is very allergic to or intolerant of for some reason.First off, don't get me wrong - I'm not a teetotaler - but close. I am also one who has some weird results from some alcohols. Most people brand me as an alcoholic when I order a drink when out, because I ask for the liquor on the rocks with a water back. The reason I do this is because I had to stop drinking Tequila Sunrises or Margaritas because I suddenly realized that after about 2 sips of the drinks, my nose started itching, and 2 or 3 more sips and the headache started. After reading that some liquors contained impurities (I often wonder how many of them put monosodium in them) I started drinking Black Jack on the rocks because it is supposedly charcoal filtered to remove those impurities. I got by with that for quite awhile. One night at my favorite watering hole, I ordered my BJ on the rocks with a water back as usual. When my nose started itching after a few sips, I summoned our waitress and remarked, "That isn't BJ, is it?" She carried it back to the bar and returned with some BJ and said the bartender wanted to know how I knew it wasn't BJ (which was in short supply at that time) and they tasted the same to him. My reply was that my taste buds couldn't tell the difference but my body could and I didn't like allergic reactions. I had a 3 day awful migraine headache from less than 1/2 of that one shot of Wild Turkey. One of those "please don't make any noise or turn on any lights or get in my way to the bathroom to throw up migraines. Shortly after that I started getting some overwhelming feelings of impending doom every time I went out and had a drink. It took 3 of these before it dawned on me that I was having this reaction to my BJ that hadn't bothered me before. There are very few things I can drink without adverse reactions. But the few that I can do not trigger the stomach problems that used to be my way of life. However finding the real cause of them & eliminating it from my foods, gave me that cast iron stomach you bragged of always having.I think that your stomach rebelled at the insult of the gin and it is continuing to rebel because of the medical merry-go-round. This is where you visit a doctor for one problem, they put you on medication which causes more problems, so they put you on other drugs to cure those problems, and so on.......The first thing I am going to ask you is: "DID YOU READ THE PAMPHLETS OR PRINTOUTS THAT CAME WITH THOSE DRUGS?" If not go on-line and search it now before you continue to take those antidepressants. Most of them are fluorides and sodium fluoride is a known neurotoxin and believe me neurotoxins cause problems no one wants. The best nerve pills I know of is a good stress tablet (B complex with C & E) at mealtime and bedtime. I also suspect that while you were celebrating being of legal age to drink, you probably weren't eating much except junk food & got some vitamin/mineral deficiencies. People drinking much usually get deficient on zinc and magnesium particularly.Ok, now that we have determined that I am at least as crazy as you think you are, I'll share with you what I did to acquire my cast iron stomach. I went on a low carb diet to lose weight. Ate nothing much but lean broiled steaks, canned asparagas, French style green beans, turnip greens, broccoli and spinach. No grains, no milk and after about a week no pain, no acid indigestion, no acid regurge, no ulcers causing pain. Man was I shocked to realize that for the first time in my life, since I was big enough to remember, I wasn't needing to hit the baking soda within 30 minutes after eating. When I thought about it, I knew it had to be something I was eating or drinking at every meal. As it turns out it was sweet milk and bleached flour breads, pastas.So what I am telling you is to coddle or baby your stomach until it forgets how injured it felt & quit taking one pill after another to compound the injury. I learned that my stomach will tolerate just about any habanero, hot salsa, or other spicy foods I eat, but won't tolerate even one bite or two of anything made with bleached flour without paying me back with instant bloating, excessive and very putrid gas, and acid regurg. A few days of this and the old ulcer pain recurs, so I have learned that when I drink coffee, either use real cream or drink it black, because regular milk or non-dairy crud gives me indigestion. If I am not sure that bread or pasta, cakes, etc. are made with unbleached or whole grains, I don't eat them. So curtail your intake and improve your eating habits, and two things I suggest you leave off to begin with are milk and grains. If you still have the problems eliminate other foods until your stomach returns to normal. Then start adding them back to determine what is causing it to act up.If you continue to have the anxiety/depression feelings search for "excitotoxins" and print out that sheet of names they hide monosodium glutamate under and start reading ingredient lists to get a real idea of how much you are getting of it. Also stop all diet foods/drinks with sugar substitues as aspartame is another neurotoxin. The only one I consider safe to use is Stevia which comes from the leaf of a plant. Another possibility for those feelingns of anxiety/depression is hypoglycemia, which you best control by eliminating sugar, sweets, eating high protein and low carbohydrate (meaning not highly processed fruits and vegetables) or as our modern lingo has it - stick with low glycemic index carbs. You are the best person to find out what is creating your stomach to act up. Keep us posted on how it's going."
MULTIPILE AILMENTS FROM THE MIRENA IUD
07/26/2008: Aubrey Nelson from Toluca Lake, CA: "I had the Mirena IUD for 3 years and suffered many of the adverse reactions listed in the phsycian's literature for the device (no libido, sinusitis, eczema, migraines, anxiety, weight gain, etc). I had it removed in April of this year to only continue to experience awful post removal effects due to what I believe is an estrogen dominance. I have had severe difficulty breathing in the last month and was recently diagnosed with GERD and Asthma. I have a medicine cabinet that looks like a pharmacy and don't want to take any but I want my life back. What can I do?"
07/07/2010: Jennie from Houston, Tx replies: "I am mostly suffering from hair loss, heart palpitations and acne from being on the Mirena. I had it removed almost exactly a month ago but it seems that the hair loss is still pretty severe and I have not yet seen any re-growth. I also have not had a period but the palpitations seem to be gradually subsiding. I take daily supplements including *fish oil, selenium, biotin, calcium, silica, vitamin D and some multi-vitamins. I also exercise regularly and eat healthily. Can you tell me if there is a way to speed up my detox and hair regrowth? Any input you have would be incredibly helpful and much appreciated! Thanks"
08/12/2008: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "What happens when a person on a contraception, hormone replacement or a hormone therapy is the glandular systems completely shuts off hormone whether they be adrenal, ovarie or thyroid.
This happens because the brain signals an excess of any hormone for example and orders a shut down of of that for example, while counterbalancing with another hormone, in excess. So if the hormone therapy has progesterone, the body will produce excess hormone, while shutting off the glandular system responsible for progesterone. This for example can result in estrogen dominance.
The best way in reducing dependence of such outside hormones such as a contraceptive is a rather a slow withdrawal by reducing the dose by 1/2 day to allow the body to resume its normal hormone production. In that event an oral dose is replaced to prevent complete stoppage.
A complete withdrawal can result in a major withdrawal symptoms and the body is either somewhat addicted and at the same time produced over production of estrogen resulting in obesity and weight gain.
The only remedy I have experimented that was successful iwith regarding the withdrawal of estrogen and hormone replacement therapy is the use of kelp (iodine supplements) to offset the lowered metabolism by supporting thyroid production as well as a synergistic supplements to the iodine, which is tyrosine and the newer selenium supplements (synergistic also). The selenium by the way are found in high amounts in thyroidal glands. But in case of deficiency or a withdrawal symptoms tyrosine and selenium is needed more. The selenium that was used was 200 mcg (and sometimes required much more in event there is the presence of depression). The normal dose of tyrosine that is used is between 250-500 mg a day.
A tyrosine is synergistic with the iodine found in kelp. The kelp that was used was usually 250 mg of kelp and if there is lack of energy in many cases more kelp is taken, where dose was increased to 2,500 mg per day.
It should be noted that while this might decrease withdrawal symptom, the taking of kelp supplements may cause cystic acne especially in cases of people with polycystic syndrome and iodine has a flushing and detox effect clearing of the internal organs, especially the glandular system, but that tends to surface on the skin. What does help is that this increases the body's metabolism resulting in decrease weight and lessening of obesity issue. However the positive benefits of obesity is also somewhat helpful with a borax remedy also but this is not required, unless its quite bad around the neck and jaw area. In any even the common borax remedy that I used was about 1/8 teaspoon of borax per one liter of drinking water, that might be taken for 3 or 4 days a week, but only temporary needed to normalize the hormones.
The other supportive supplement is once a week is vitamin B50 (b complex) that is also taken plus the five day a week magnesium gluconate 500 mg. That also helped restore the body to normal.
However, in case there is an issue of increased appetite which resulted in obesity from use of hormone contraceptions in many cases, the use of zinc gluconate 50 mg to zinc gluconate 100 mg were used to suppress appetite.
While I have no way of knowing alkaline pH balance, I would at least try to measure the urinary and salivary pH where the urinary pH I have found to work best between 6.5 to 7.0 and the salivary pH at 7. If the baking soda to control raise urinary pH within normal parameter, and potassium bicarbonate to raise salivary pH to 7- 7.3, usually the body adapts more quicker than if the body were somewhat acidic where the urinary pH is below 6.
One final remedy that I have found frequently useful, perhaps from the trace mineral found or monoatomic elements is the sea salt. A sea salt of 1/4 (plus baking soda 1/4 teaspoon) in one liter of drinking water. In case mixing of other things (such as borax) that can be considered also, but later when everything is in place once a week or two has passed and the body comes to become more normal.
When obesity sets in usually the reversal is a difficult one. However the most effective one that I have seen is to decrease the consumption of animal meats (chicken, pork beef) to equal less than 10% of the food consumption (preferably 5%) and replace this with fish and vegetables. Vegetables should be 80% of the bulk of the food, but initially vegetables should be the major food at 90% preferably and can be reduced on the second week two 80% where fish is the 15% and 5% becomes meat. Even if fish were to be consumed, it's either baked or boiled in soup, avoiding fried foods.
Omega 3 fish oils at 1000 mg a day usually is required at least by me to allow the body to normalize hormones quicker or at least adapt to the changes better since it is always the brain that tells the body what to do, especially in terms of hormone imbalances. Usually two oils that I found helpful is the fish oil omega 3 1000 mg and the evening primrose oil 1000 mg.
While I have seen people with other more serious conditions where ovaries are almost non functional such as polycystic ovarian syndrome for example, taking hormone supplements from contraceptives, they did had a successful withdrawal from the mentioned remedies in which they have used.
08/13/2008: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "One additional information regarding withdrawal of hormone use of contraceptives that is important is the body is very sensitive to sugar.
This is true whether it is from fruit juices, sugar, sucrose, fructose, or glucose. Therefore all sugar has to be avoided but also certain carbohydrates, especially wheat products, wheat flour, gluten, gliaden (found in wheat). As a result 1000 mcg chromium supplements are required. The common chromium I used are chromium chloride (they take much more than this due to low bioavailability) or chromium polynicotinate. However other forms of chromium is possible that is needed to lower the blood sugar.
If stress is indicated then the body produces more insulin (which leads to obesity), such as excess of hormones can lead to this, therefore in some cases I have found DHEA and alpha lipoic to be extremely helpful. The DHEA can be usually 12 mg needed to reduces the body insulin that causes obesity. Alpha Lipoic Acid 100 mg is a bit harder to use, but it is best taken along with the food since the alpha lipoic acid is hot and may be irritating to the stomach.
SON BECAME ILL AFTER VACCINATION SHOTS
07/24/2008: JENNY from FORT LEE, NEW JERSEY: "HAS ANYONE EVER HEARD OF A CASE LIKE THIS:
MY SON WAS VACCINTED WITH THE MENNINGITIS/TETNUS VACCINE AND SOON AFTER BECAME ILL. GOT A BRONCHITIS/FEVER COUGH. DOCTOR GAVE HIM MEDROL PAK AND HE THEN HAD A REACTION TO THE MEDROL PAK. CHEST PAINS/BODY AND JOINT PAINS/LOW GRADE FEVERS FOR 5 MONTHS. WHEN HE FIRST DEVELOPED THE SINUS PROBLEM HE WAS PRESCRIBED ANTIBIOTICS. ALOT AND TOOK THEM FOR THREE/FOUR MONTHS. NOW HIS BODY REJECTS ANTIBIOTICS AND WHEN HE STARTS TAKING THEM HE SOON GETS A FEVER/BODY PAIN/CHEST PAIN. NO ONE CAN TREAT THE SINUSES.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE EVER HEARD OF A CASE LIKE THIS."
07/24/2008: Joyce from Joelton, Tn replies: "Yes, I have heard of many reactions following vaccinations, including the unexplained "screaming reaction" following the MMR many years ago. Go on line and google for pediatric vaccinations. They range from seizures, autism, multiple (as in this case) to death. There has to be a reason why the federal government protects the pharmaceutical companies from being sued because of reactions to these vaccinations. I also question why these vaccines now contain monosodium glutamate (a so-called flavor enhancing amino acid) as a preservative, when it is well known to cause mental retardation and a lot of other things. It appears that the risk of taking the vaccine far outweighs the risk of having the disease it is given to prevent.For more on the kinds of reactions google "The Terror of Pediatric Medicine" which can be downloaded for free at International Medical Veritas Association (IMVA). Be sure to have a lot of paper & ink supplies as it is rather a lengthy, shocking book, but well worth reading.Interestingly enough, the federal government has recently settled a couple of claims where children were irreparably harmed apparently by the required vaccines. I am not sure that I would have any child vaccinated today after reading and hearing so much about the problems following the vaccines being administered. I also don't understand the stuff I've been reading that in the near future, if one refuses to have a government recommended vaccine, you can be arrested and detained indefinitely. Is this what FEMA is really for?????P.S. I think I would find someone to test his blood for squalene antibodies. Sounds mighty akin to some of the Gulf War Syndrome symptoms!
07/25/2008: Alain from Ottawa, Canada replies: "Hi Jenny
I know nothing about your son's health problems but I am willing to share my believe in the pH balance as a way to help in improving one's own health. Because it has helped quite a bit my own.
I believe in the pH balance. The concept is similar to that of the body requiring constant internal temperature; the blood must be at an almost constant pH level in order for chemical, bio-chemical, and hormonal reactions to proceed appropriately. The body will do everything to achieve this at the cost of making acidic the lymphatic system and other organs, if the nutrition does not provide for the necessary good nutrition. Like, for example, drinking a lot of soft drinks is terribly acidic. So, proper body's pH balance is a prerequisite for good health.
To learn more about the pH balance concept you can go to the following links:
These are just a few of what can be found in the web.
Also, there are the "moreless" protocols found in the "Ask Moreless: pH Balance, Alkaline/Acid Balance":
Whole list of protocols:
These protocols help in alkalizing and detoxifying via an alkalizing drink and baths.
All his protocols are cheap and based on simple products. His alkalizing drink is similar to curezone's fountain of youth formula in that it uses blackstrap molasses, apple cider vinegar or lemon juice, and other ingredients that synergistically contribute to alkalize the body by providing necessary minerals.
My last suggestion is for you to go to moreless's forum itself and address moreless himself.
He cannot be reached by email, only through the forum, so everyone can share the information he provides.
"Moreless" is not there for the money. He does not endorse any brands. People ask him all kind of health related questions. But his answers are much related to the good health that can only be obtained through the pH balance.
If you are willing to learn to take Personal Responsibility for your family's healing I am sure you will be welcome to the forum. What do you have to loose? Maybe he will be able to help you find a solution to your problems.
I wish you, whole heartedly, good luck."
07/25/2008: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "The common ingredients for meningitis under the brand name Menactra is made up of formaldehyde, ammonium sulfate, sodium chloride, diphtheria toxoid, and sodium phosphate.
For tetanus, a brandname Acel-Immune has aluminum hydroxide, formaldehyde, mercury thimerosal, pertussis toxin, aluminum phosphate, diphtheria toxoid, and tetanus toxoid.
However, most meningitis/ tetanus vaccines is likely to contain mercury thimerosal and aluminum. Most of these tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis are still living, although weak so they could give the body a major sickness if they aren't weak enough can cause death in a few cases.
The low grade fever is characteristics of mycoplasma and a suppressed immune system from mercury in synergy with formaldehyde that is preventing the recovery. It is why mercury and aluminum has to be removed first.
A mycoplasma for me is a tough one, but a borax remedy is a common remedy i used to reduce most of the mycoplasma, but it is likely it will be in the body, a stronger from of mycoplasma sometimes lead to lupus. My borax remedy is the 1/8 teaspoon of borax per liter of drinking water, with 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day assuming the weight of the person who takes this is about 50 pounds. Normal small adult dose is about 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1 glass of water. Vitamiin B complex will reduce negative reactions of antibiotics, but it is the antibiotics that leads to greater increase in retention of heavy metals. However, B complex is a useful remedy against formaldehyde poisoning, while it won't remove the formadelhyde, diuretics is more useful such as green tea and sodium thiosulfate remedy.
A quick and easy remedy against mycoplasma induced bronchitis, is to create an aerosol of ammonium chloride solution 10% mist and breathe in a couple of times. It will have an effect at least in preventing pneumonia, and bronchitis. However, in event of a severe inflammation, I found fish oils 1000 mg daily most helpful in raising omega 3 necessary to reduce the inflammation from the mycoplasma and other toxins.
The mercury and aluminum will lower the body's immune response while formaldehyde will destroy the neural function and development. Actually most vaccines "preservative" aren't as effective as thyme oil and clove, but that doesn't stop drug companies from using these as costs are lower.
Therefore it's up to us to detox the poisons ourself, and treat it as mercury and aluminum poisoning, with some after effects problem from the negative effects of formaldehyde. The remedy is therefore apple cider vinegar which contains malic acid will remove some of the aluminum. Small Cilantro (one teaspoon) or chlorella, taken once every two days to remove the mercury. A selenium yeast supplement may help displace mercury, but the dose is closer to 500 mcg (micrograms).
As to whether I have encountered this yes, this is a common side effects which lead to bronchitis (sometimes leading to pneumonia). Most vaccines that I have now encountered is that they contain mycoplasma, that seems to contaminate even in many laboratories worldwide which occured only after the U.S. military was approved the U.S. patent for their discovery of mycoplasma to be used as a bioweapons, if I remember correctly in the late 1970s.
Now textbooks devote as much as two begining chapters in a molecular biology just to deal with this problem, rather ineffectively. Therefore the lung bronchitis problems appears to be a reaction of this form of mycoplasma, tuberculosis, or other pathogens due to immune suppression effects or perhaps from pathogens coming directly from the vaccines. Gulf War syndrome for instance has a similar effect and I attribute them to come from vaccines given to soldiers, which resulted in more death from vaccines than the war itself, if we are talking about more than 10 years after the war. It's a long term debilitating accumulative effects is what kills people from vaccines. So it's effect is rather accumulative if the problem is not dealt with quickly on the issue vaccination induced disease and poisoning.
The major remedies for this therefore is removal of mercury and aluminum by chelation through cilantro, chlorella and apple cider vinegar (which contains malic acid). Many people I am familiar who has high lead, along with vaccinations containing thimerosal is deadly. This is why antibiotics, which increases heavy metal retention is counterproductive. The repairing of damaged cells from formaldehyde I would use a vitamin B50, B complex. The omega 3 fish oil is to reduce inflammation.
However, a major recovery I believe from the live pathogens in the vaccines can be neutralized with borax and baking soda remedy will help in most of the recovery. Finally vitamin C sodium ascorbate is needed for the body to raise its antioxidant level against the toxic oxidants of heavy metals and formaldehyde. Formaldehyde may be further degraded into other less toxic forms with 5-10 drops of 3% H2O2 in a glass of water taken every 2 or 3 hours. What it does also is it detoxify of toxins from pharma drugs too, which prevents accumulation of the toxins in the liver. Therefore, granulated lecithin or lecithin taken daily will prevent liver damage as lecithin is a fat emulsifier and will protect against lipid peroxidation of the liver as well as aid in the removal of heavy metals. Heavy metals are hydrophobic and lecithin is both water and oil soluble and makes removal from body more easily. In the meantime, acid forming food, aspartame, wheat products, white flour, sugar, and vegetable oils used in cooking is going to worsen the conditions.
Most joint pains should be helped with borax and alkalization remedy by the way because it is the mycoplasma, mycobacterium and other fungus like bacteria that is causing most of the joint pain. An ammonium chloride solution or a stronger ammonium carbonate solution applied externally to the joints will reduce the pain. Of course some reduction is also possible with clove oil or eucalyptus oil applied externally. However in the long run I think borax and alkalization remedy helps the most, but they can be used together.
07/26/2008: Joyce from Joelton, Tn replies: "Earth Clinic, I would research septic candidiasis sites, because that just might be the little fellow's problem since it occurred following multiple rounds of antibiotics, which is the most common cause of septic candidiasis. If this is what it is, the sooner it is treated, the better. If you read that part about high mortality rate if treatment not started within a short period of time from blood pressure drop, it's really scary.I also think that listing these sites on EC would be helpful to a lot of EC sharers. I think we've already mentioned that SSKI is the older, but according to Dr. J.V. Wright still effective treatment, for systemic candida.I couldn't locate the Omni article by the doctor that I read so long ago, but apparently he was the first to recognize systemic candidiasis as a problem. I can't remember his name, but I think it started with a B and he was in practice in either Georgia or Alabama. If you are any better at searching than I am, you might try going to OMNI magazine first and googling for "The Hidden Epidemic". I tried googling "The Hidden Epidemic" and came up with multiple articles, but none of them the one I was looking for - they were all about HIV, CFS, etc. Seems we now have multiple hidden epidemics.One of the articles I forwarded to you did mention the book by Dr. Jerry Crook which came out (and which I have a copy of) a short while after the article in OMNI. I think it was tiltled "The Yeast Connection"."
07/27/2008: Joyce from Joelton, TN replies: "If you remember the name of that homeopathic remedy which was the same chemical formula (Cl02)(chlorine dioxide) as Jim Humble's Miracle Mineral supplement, this might be a darned good time try it. Jim Humble's recommendation was 2 drops per 25 pounds of weight, which would require at least 20 drops of citric acid or white vinegar, swish and let set for at least 3 minutes and add water and drink."
08/08/2008: J.C. from Washington, D.C. replies: "My daughter had the same shots plus one more with the same side effects but also her hair was falling out and leaving golf size patches/spots in her head. Took her to the Doctor and he said it was a scalp infection. Gave her some med. shampoo. So I said no then she had chicken pock bumps on her face and arms only. Took her to the naturopathic doctor that i go to and she did the magnet allergic reaction test and found that she had heavy metal poisoning. She gave her some DMSA (she told me that it clings on to heavy metals and she would urinate it out) and told me to give it to her with something to drink and in about a week it went away. She a cream for her skin and hair. Sorry this had to happen to you."
CONFUSED ABOUT ACV SUGGESTED REMEDIES
07/16/2008: Roselyn from Detroit, MI: "I have been looking for natural (non pharmaceutical) cure for my ailments. About 2 years ago I weighed 225 pounds and was diagnosed as prehypertensive, borderline high cholesteral (258) and prediabetic (119). I became very depressed and feared the worst. After taking a prescribed diuretic for almost a year and starting aerobics 3 times a week, my weight dropped to 218 and my BP dropped to 130/90 - still high. My new doctor prescibed a low dose BP medication (lisinopril 10mg) twice a day. After reading about the benefits of ACV I started taking it in warm water with honey (suggested on the bottle of ACV). I have switched to putting the ACV in grape juice or apple juice. After reading the posting about using the ACV with baking soda I am confused whether I should or not. I don't want to gain the weight back since I'm now down to 212 but I wonder if I'm getting the benefits I expect. I would sip the ACV through a straw if I should continue to take it without baking soda. My goal is to get off of the BP medication and remain healthy. All of the talk about alkaline urine makes me wonder of the effects of ACV on the kidney. Help clear my confusion and comment on the direction I should take. I also take a garlic tablet, bee pollen tablet and lecithin tablet each day along with a multi-vitamin plus mineral and B-12. I tried to stay away from bleached flour, refined sugars and processed foods. I eat about 3-4 servings of fruit and vegatables each day. What should I do about the ACV?"
07/17/2008: Joyce from Joelton, Tn replies: "To Rosalyn from Detroit: Hi Rosalyn, You are going great on that weight loss, but prediabetic is now called insulin resistance. However I still like the Metabolic Syndrome X that the doctor who spent so many years proving his theory that diabetes mellitus is not a disease in itself but just a later symptom of a problem that starts with excessive production of insulin and progresses through weight gain, high cholesterol and hypertension and the final stage called diabetes with all its complications. Be assured that people are stopping &/or reversing their progress along this pathway of symptoms. Hopefully, you are not using a lot of diet foods and drinks, because the monosodium glutamate and aspartame in them are known for making you fatter instead of slimming down. There are two books I wish everyone would read. The first one is "The Carbohydrate Addict's Healthy Heart Program" by Richard & Rachel Heller and Dr. Vagnini, a cardiologist. I don't think they mention insulin resistance or Metabolic Syndrome X, but this book certainly will give you inspiration from Rachel who fought and won a lifetime overweight problem that put her in the hospital @ age 12 with stroke level hypertension. I don't recall her showing any before pictures, but she certainly looks great in her size 8 dress that she has maintained after changing her life style, losing and maintaining her size 8, for probably more than l0 years now. Here you will read a lot about the same symptoms you are now having and how to change your eating habits to be rid of them. You will also learn that monosodium glutamate and aspartame are the two major culprits that make our bodies kick out excess insulin. The second book is written by a neurosugeon, Russell Blaylock and its title is: "Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills". His book is written on neurotoxins (excitotoxins-because they excite the cells in our brains and central nervous system to death) and what they do to our brains. The two major excitotoxins are monosodium glutamate and aspartame. You can get a jump start on both books by on-line searching Metabolic Syndrome X and excitotoxins. Be sure to print out that page of names they hide monosodium under in the ingredients listed on foods and drinks, keep them handy when you go grocery shopping. But before you go shopping again, take that list into your kitchen and read ingredients on everything edible or drinkable there, including the raw meats, sauces and salad dressings. For openers, Heinz ketchup is loaded with MSG. Glory brand canned turnip greens and canned blackeyes peas have about three different names for MSG listed in their ingredients list. The Tyson chicken (raw) says may contain up to l5% chicken broth - that broth is loaded with MSG - but MSG is not listed as an ingredient. Also be aware that anytime you eat out, anything made with a gravy or sauce is probably loaded with MSG. The FDA has already shown us that they are not likely to reverse their "GRAS" rating for both of these excitotoxins, so the only hope of getting them removed from our foods is for the individual consumers to start being vigilant and stop buying any food that contains either of them and writing the supplier to tell them why. When little consumers work together, our little bucks add up and the suppliers will take notice when their products stay on the grocery shelves."
AUTO IMMUNE DISEASE WITH VARYING SYMPTOMS
06/30/2008: Susan from Higganum, Connecticut: "I have been diagnosed with an Auto immune disease. However, my symptoms vary greatly (severe Raynouds (have had bilateral sympathectomies), itching on souls of feet and palms of hands, reflux and now my voice is changing. They can not pinpoint these symptoms to any certain auto immune disease. Doctors have mentioned steroids but I do not want to take them. I have just read about the ACV (apple cider vinager) and will try that for reflux. Any suggestions for the itching? Cures?
Thank you for your time!"
07/02/2008: Teresa from Up North, Indiana replies: "The best way to find info about autoimmuniy is to search this site for "autoimmunity" or "autoimmune", because little snippets of info are in many different pages under many different ailments. Autoimmunity seems to cause many different and varied problems. It seems to be an invading foreign substance issue; micro-organism/fungus, etc. Not sure, but wouldn't the steroids make things worse. Give your body a boost so it can attack itself even more ?? Best Wishes."
SCIATICA, ACID REFLUX, FOOD SENSITIVITIES, BREATHING ISSUES
06/29/2008: H : "I hope you can help me I haven't had any sleep in days.
Symptoms: Whenever I eat anything it could be fruit etc. One nostril closes my throat closes slightly and I become hyper sensitive to even my breathing. Like a constant panic attack. I have problems breathing and the mussels in my legs feel stressed.Also I had what I thought was obstructive sleep apnea I can't breath when I sleep on my back, but during the very few times I'm free from this I can sleep on my back. My doctor said it was acid reflux but there is no pain or burning at all. I go into a hives type situation with Nexium.
After a UGI the diagnosis was changed to Acid reflux, esophageal immodality and spasms. I believe my system is totally screwed up due to massive doses of pain killers for a sciatica problem 6 months ago. I tried an over the counter drug Tagamet but it doesn't matter whether I take it or not. The results are the same.
I tried ACV the first time 1 tablespoon straight it helped the second day it made things worse. So now I'm using it (third day) 2 tablespoons of Braggs ACV to 1 teaspoon of baking soda That helped the first time but now It takes hours to work if at all. Some nights it just goes on and on wave after wave. My general health is good but my teeth need to be replaced gum disease etc. I am also a smoker."
07/08/2008: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "My opinion is you have multiple conditions, starting with sciatica and acid reflux. For my own remedy, the sleeping problem, sciatica and stressed legs are the symptoms of a magnesium deficiency. A preferred form of magnesium can be magnesium citrate, magnesium malate, magnesium chloride, magnesium acetate or magnesium gluconate. The dose is about 500 mg taken twice or three times a day.
The acid reflux and sleep apnea is related in one way to still metabolic acidosis, but in the case of a sleep apnea, acid brain and inflammatory brain condition leads to the sleeping problem and that's not even considering the issue of acid reflux, yet. Most of the brain inflammation can be lowered in one way with 1000 mg fish oils, containing omega 3, having DHA and EPA. Those I think required taken twice or three times a day. That is also followed by twice a week vitamin B complex.
To help with sleep, I would prefer, 1/4 teaspoon of sodium carbonate and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 1 glass of water taken three times a day. The last one most important and are often taken one hours before bedtime. Baking soda's efficiency in inducing sleep is not that effective in causing the brain to alkalized itself, inducing sleeping. It is only the sodium carbonate (washing soda) that can cause brain cells to alkalize, and hence this is added. The remedy is often called as carbicarb and is used in sleep apnea, astenia and other sleeping problems, rather quickly. Baking soda has mixed success.
As to the acid reflux, a 1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon per 1/2 liter of water taken slowly for about 2 weeks is one way to stop or reduce acid reflux and haital hernia, along with the added baking soda of 1/4 teaspoon too. Many people cannot sleep with their head down because of acid overflow. I have recently found toxin in the liver and the body, along with low levels of bicarbonates to be one of the major cause of this issue. So I'm rather slow in finding those. I suspect pure xylitol, mannitol and d-mannose taken in small quantities will kill off the organisms causing the hiatal hernia and acid reflux too. But sugar, wheat products and potatoes, and aspartame are the major ones I would try to avoid.
Most of the results will likely be the baking soda and sodium carbonate remedy, especially the sodium carbonate, such as up to 1/2 teaspoon added in one glass of water, if things went from bad to worse. However, I prefer a more moderate 1/4 of each (baking soda and sodium carbonate) in a glass of water.
DIGESTION, CANDIDA, HORMONAL IMBALANCE, THYROID ISSUES
06/12/2008: M : "Dear Ted,
I found the earth clinic site by accident and have been studying your remedies and posts for the last 3 months or so and greatly appreciate all the advice given, as I am very much into self-help. The problem I have been dealing with for more than 25 years (I am a woman, now 66) is chronic digestive problems and candida including lack of stomach acid (I have been supplementing with HCI since 1990 after taking the Heidelberg test--swallowing a capsule hooked up to a computer, then drinking a baking soda challenge).
Hormone imbalance--I use transdermal progesterone which helps greatly, also 50 mg pregnenolone, and 12 mg DHEA. I don't have a lot of energy due to adrenal imbalance also.
Low endurance levels
Symptoms include great difficulty in the ability to digest fiber, especially any whole grain, no matter how much soaking or cooking is involved, and raw food, e.g. apples or grapes with skin, any kind of berry with seeds, dried fruit without soaking, etc., food intolerance to vitamin C, brain fog. I have tracked down a sensitivity to foods with salycilates, any kind of 'green' superfood, (spirulina, chlorella, wheat or barley grass, etc.) In short, eating is very difficult.
I feel fine as long as I don't eat, but of course I need to stay on the planet! My personal take is that I have had or still have a mineral deficiency, especially iodine (I have tried taking it orally and also foot painting, intermittently after reading your advice)
After eating raw apples or a lot of raw food, I simply have to lie down and immediately go to sleep, although I do not normally take naps. I feel better after I wake up about an hour or so later. So I try to stick to cooked food but feel the need for raw food too.
I handle fish and poultry fairly well, I do not eat meat or dairy foods which I react to badly, and react to sweet vegetables such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots...too much carbohydrate. I am ok on most green vegetables, cooked, except cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, celery (too much fiber in celery).
I eat dark chocolate because I am hungry, I do not eat sugar as such, the chocolate does not react although my system does not really like it; I can leave it alone when I can eat rice bread toasted. If I eat it without toasting it, I go to sleep. If I eat too much of it due to hunger, I am in trouble with cravings for more.
I try to eat my last meal as early as possible, or eat just a small snack about 6pm, otherwise I wake up about 1 or 2pm and cannot go back to sleep until about 5 or 6am and feel awful the next day. It took me years to figure that out!
After reading your recommendations I am taking periodically zinc, vit. B complex, magnesium citrate, MSM. Tyrosine seems to help too. I drink lime and baking soda in the am and sometimes pm, also peroxide, 5 drops of 3% 2 or 3 times daily. I am also experimenting with the borax and sodium thiosulphate remedies. I react to apple cider vinegar so don't take it.
I have been taking food enzymes, and other powerful enzymes for years, but they do not appear to have helped me much.
I avoid wheat because I think I have had a lifelong allergy to it without realizing it, and notice that when I do eat the occasional cookie or cake, I want more and more and cannot stop at one or two.
I have a fairly sensitive system and I notice that since using the iodine, my hair seems to have stopped falling out, it is definitely thinner than it used to be years ago, premenstrually.
My belly is always bloated after eating, whatever I eat, and my elimination is slow in my opinion--food seems to take about 36 hours or more to pass through. I eat healthily, apart from the chocolate, can handle olive oil and occasionally coconut oil. If I could provide myself with a smorgasbord every day, I think I would be fine; I need to provide myself with more variety but it is difficult with so many food intolerances to deal with.
I am working on underlying inner child problems and have a very deep spirituality which certainly helps me.
This is rather lengthy and I have no doubt left out some things, but wanted to give you some idea of what I am dealing with. I have had lots of acupuncture and chiropractic treatments over the years without much success. If you have any further suggestions as to how I could help myself, I would really appreciate it, and thank you in advance for the wonderful service you are providing."
06/12/2008: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "It should be noted that the major cause of obesity, from diets anyway is the excessive dietary fats and sugar. This is basically it. Whether the sugar come from fruits or honey, is the same. It effects the body the same way. Therefore fats and sugar should be avoided, but it is always the proteins that burns the fats. This means fish, lean chicken and lean meats. Primarily, fish.
Whenever a person eats sweets of any kind, or food in general it is best NOT to go to sleep. For example, Sumo wrestlers get fat because it is required that they sleep after eating, so called nap, for an hour or so. Therefore, to loose weight, it is usually best to take at least 30 minute walk after eating. I prefer a one hour walk. No need to walk fast or tire oneself. It seems calories burned are more dependent on time, but the speed of walk seems to deplete blood sugar levels faster. A slow long walk seems to do the job in burning the excess sugar and some fat, if the walk was longer.
The other thing is if 80% of the food taken were low fat high protein foods, this would help burn the fat as a rule. Chocolates whether sweetened or unsweetened causes people to be fat, perhaps the fat content is high and the low protein. That's my own observation from private feedbacks i received.
Certain deficiencies in people with hair loss, the most common besides vitamin C I have witnessed time and time again is the manganese supplements. The dose is 25 mg of manganese sulfate, or manganese gluconate, taken on an EMPTY stomach. Or tablets be chewed usually for 4 or 5 days out of a week. Usually companies try to add fillers such as calcium which prevent their absorption. It is best taken when chewed or crushed. Iodine is frequently a deficiency. Not that we don't eat enough. The food we eat basically causes us to loose more and more iodine primarily from a couple of major sources: fluoride (in toothpaste), water fluoridation (about 70% of U.S. water supply is fluoridated), and water chlorination (more than 90% of water supply is chlorinated).
Most food addiction comes from MSG added to food. But of interest is how obesity can occur even childhood, by adding MSG to vaccines, which destroys the hypothalamus whifch in turn controls appetite. Therefore the best remedy, is L-taurine.
Interestingly low dose Naltrexone, usually between 3.5-4.5 mg per day is often taken to curb appetite. A once a week 24 hour fasting may also help further weight gains, where throughout the day, only water is drank, and perhaps some lemon juice is needed.
Common food intolerances for sensitive people are as follows:
all dairy products, tomatoes, ketchup, mushrooms, table salt, all fruits, honey, dried fruits, wheat products, white bread, pastas, spaghetti, biscuits, chocolate, yeast products and peppermint found in toothpaste. Excessive use of cooking oils especially in heating, too much use of any oils, good or bad.
Certain other clues is hair mineral analysis that may further identify excessive minerals or lack of minerals. Eating high protein may cause weight gain, but it does that by building muscles and reduces the fats.
Acupuncture for obesity may or may not work. For me results are disappointing on obesity. I have not seen it to work personally speaking. As to electronic food intolerance testing, certain machines simply don't work but certain ones might work, but I have not gotten a chance to test that personally such as the Asyra machine. Since I am doing manually on food intolerance, not electronically, the list covered should well describe about 90% of all food intolerance. Peppermint, fragrance products, perfumery seems to cause problems especially perfumes and peppermint.
Whey protein may help but it is taken only in the morning and an early dinner, usually before 4.30, but 6.00 p.m. would be fine in some cases. For some reason liver's function as a circadian rhythm and seems to store fats after 4.30 p.m. - that's the average time.
A slow digestive system can often meal liver congestion and a very important weight loss supplements I take, besides DHEA, but progesterone in older woman above 50+, is the granulated lecithin one tablespoon taken before every meal. The fat emulsifiers will reduce fatty buildup on the liver and reduce the liver congestion. Liver problems such such as cirrhosis or fatty liver, may also be helped with selenium.
However, in this specific case, eating followed by sleep will cause weight gain, so is eating chocolates. The weight gain occurs within 2-3 days after eating chocolate. Although kelp can increase iodine faster, some people reports acne, therefore it is taken once every two days to lessen the effects. The dose has to be worked out on individual basis for energy levels, but people who are having weight problems prefer about 10 capsules of 250 mg of kelp a day, but with a 2 or 3 day of not taking anything.
Quite often a baking soda usually will resolve the candida problem if taken enough time. But interestingly I have found low urea levels, metabolic acidosis, high sugar diet, high fat diets, low copper from foods to be one cause. Certain manganese and selenium can be derived from brazil nuts and eating UNSALTED nuts to help that.
It should be noted that urea level can be raised from more protein added in the diets, but with low fats, perhaps some whey protein, and fish.
People with food intolerance are also very low on omega 3, which has DHA and EPA. The issue is really simple, I would get a new bottle of fish oils, usually derived from salmon, taken at 1000 mg once a day to raise omega 3.
If candida are a big problem, another dose I occasionally used, but not everyday is the 1/4 teaspoon of sodium carbonate (washing soda) plus 1/4 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate - in 1 glass of water taken twice or thee times a day. If someone is taking diuretics, or blood pressure medicine, then potassium level maybe low and may need a small amount of potassium, usually from potassium bicarbonate and potassium citrate, about 1/8 teaspoon for example. To balance out the sodium: potassium ratio without taking excessive levels of potassium so as not to disturb the extracellular fluids.
Energy levels for most people I have found were mostly helped with the 1/4 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate and 1/4 teaspoon sodium carbonate, but seems to work best in promoting sleep if taken before sleep. But with the borax remedy such as 1/8 or 1/4 teaspoon of borax per liter of drinking water, energy levels usually is increased from alkalization, since chronic fatigue is the invasion of certain pathogens, especially Epstein Barr Virus, and other organism. Eating with clove spices, for example added to food may help increase energy levels too.
Tyrosine definitely helps because it is synergistic with Iodine, in allowing normal thyroid function, but other glandular activities were helpful too.
One easy way to become obese is cortisol. Just one month of cortisol can become obese. Therefore DHEA reduces stress and lowers cortisol. So stress can cause obesity too as well as adrenal fatigue. Sometimes licorice extract may help but not often, as it is an adaptogen.
EPSTEIN- BARR, HEPATITIS, STAPH, AND FIBROIDS
05/19/2008: Katherine from NY, USA: "I have been struggling with Epstein-Barr virus, hepatitis, an internal staph infection and uterine fibroids with heavy menstrual bleeding. I have been unable to work due to extreme fatigue. I have started taking turmeric (1/2 teaspoon per day) and chlorella. I also take other vitamins (coenzyme q10, and antioxidants, vitamins a,c,b). My question is.. is there anything else you would recommend for this combination of viruses? Should I add ACV and baking soda? I am concerned about the acid/alkaline balance issue. I am desperate to be healthy so I can start living again. Please help! Thank you so much."
05/23/2008: Joyce from Joelton, Tn replies: "I trust L-lysine 2 grams (2000 mgms.) 4 times a day for adults for any virus."
UTI's, OP, CAL EDTA, and KIDNEY INFECTIONS
09/07/2007: JB from Lansing, Michigan: "I have read all Q&A on your website and have lots of questions on OP. Thank you soooo much for your gracious sharing. I have been having Cal EDTA, 15 min IV Injections for heavy metals cadium, lead, nickel and aluminum. I have had 12 treatments for far. About 3 weeks ago I started getting UTI with protein in my urine. I had five days of Leviquin antibiotic and cystistatin herbal for 10 days. Then one day the urine sample was cleared but three days later (while still on cystistatin) the urine again showed trace protein and Leukocytes, Ph 6.5, Urobilinogen 0.2. I have a history of Asthma and the majority of the time I have Chronic sinusitis with mucous draining into my throat so that I feel like I am suffocating. In addition I have anxiety disorder which causes reflux which further makes me short of breath. I have temporarily stopped the Cal EDTA treatments. I am for the first time doing the Nety Pot twice a day for sinusitis. My doctor also put me on Bactrum Antibiotic for 7 days. I am doing ACV 2TBSP to %uFFFD Tsp baking soda and %uFFFD Cup Rev Osmosis water twice a day on an empty stomach. I am using %uFFFD tsp BS instead of %uFFFD because of the antibiotic. 1. What remedy can I use to stop the chronic sinusitis? I have not started oil pulling yet. Do you think I should start OP? 2. Do you think OP removes heavy metals faster than the 15 min IV CAL EDTA treatments? Is there any advantage to OP over CAL treatments? 3. The Doctor stays that he CAL EDTA treatment would not cause UTI. They prescribed 20 treatments and then would retest status of Heavy metals level. Some of my levels, particularly Cadmium were off the charts. They said it is hard to get the metals out of the tissues. I met one lady who had 101 CAL treatments. I don't want to have this many treatments. I have had 12 so far. But I read on your website that when there is a significant decrease in metals UTI can occur. Do you think that the CAL EDTA treatments are contributing to the UTI? 4. If any technique for removal of heavy metals can result in UTI do I keep doing the treatments? How long will it take for the cycle of UTI's to pass? If I continue the OP or CAL treatments what can I do to control UTI without antibiotics? 5. Can OP be done in addition to CAL EDTA treatments to speed up the clearing process? If so what would be the side effects? 6. Is there any reason why CAL EDTA/OP would cause protein/blood in Urine? 7. How precisely do you make a satuariated solution of baking soda? How much solution do you use and how much peppermint? How is the remainder of the solution stored? Should the peppermint be put in the total solution or should it only be put in the individual serving when you do a mouthwash? 8. Since I experience anxiety what is a safe and gradual way to do OP so that I can adjust to it and minimize herx without having panic attacks? 9. I see a lot of Baking soda is recommended. Does this interfere with blood pressure? 10. You mentioned drinking %uFFFD teaspoon of baking soda and %uFFFD cup of water OR %uFFFD tspn baking soda, 2 tbsn ACV and %uFFFD cup water before doing OP to help neutralize toxins. When is it better to add the ACV instead of just doing baking Soda and Water? How long must you wait after drinking this mixture before doing OP? Do I brush my teeth after drinking this but before OP? 11. Does OP remove friendly flora or intestinal enzymes? Can OP cause candida growth? 12. Are there any know drug interactions from using OP and baking soda? I use saline inhalers, norvasc for BP, sometimes nexium and xanax for anxiety. Currently on Bactrum antibiotic for sinus. I also take Bovine extract, enzymes and herbal supplements. 13. Is it ok to do the baking soda, ACV and water drink and then do the mouthwash with %uFFFD tsp Baking soda, %uFFFD cup water and 1 or 2 drops of peppermint oil and then brush my teeth and eat my meal? (no OP with this). How long should I wait before eating? 14. I take something called Seacure Hydrolyzed white fish supplement 20 minutes before eating. Is there a problem taking this after I get the ACV/BS mixture down? 15. The 2TP of ACV and %uFFFD Tsp baking soda mixture is strong going down. Can this be put in a quart of water and taken throughout the day instead of in %uFFFD cup of water? 16. You mention OP might deplete minerals and a supplement should be taken once to twice a month. Since it is difficult to know what minerals are being depleted, what mineral supplement can you recommend? 17. Metabolic blood testing showed beginning stages of chronic kidney disease. Can Oil pulling help this? CAL EDta injections pass thru the kidneys and excrete through the urine. If Oil pulling is used will heavy metals still pass through the urine? 18. What natural remedy can I use to help build up my kidneys to avoid further deterioration? 19. Does all this ACV or Baking soda hurt the kidneys? How long should one keep up the ACV and Baking soda?"
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "I have been having Cal EDTA, 15 min IV Injections for heavy metals cadium, lead, nickel and aluminum.
My own thoughts is that an EDTA injections should be done once a week, since this method is a push method of ridding heavy metals. Not all heavy metals are pushed out as the liver, intestines and sweat glands has a limited capacity for getting rid of them. Remember the EDTA is pushed out and the bottlenecks are these organs. Getting a laxative after a chelation therapy will increase such capacity. If it is overloaded, laboratory petri dishes can also increase bacterial infections if the EDTA were applied at least initially since metals are increased in the serum level and this is how infections start. Bacteria and microbes seem to grow faster as metals are dissociated from tissue to serum. A sudden increase in metals in serum can result in infection. The safest way (just my long observations) are the EDTA suppository method followed by the EDTA oral method, based on my experience with parents treating autism. The suppository method has the greatest limited ability for chelation into the tissue to pull out, but stresses organs (intestinal) to pull out the metals. This minimizes sudden increase or jump in heavy metals and won't harm the kidneys, or at least minimizes. The second effective method is the oral disodium EDTA, but there's a trick (seems the practitioner were not that observant on this either) that minimize the impact of minimizing heavy metal serum. The key is to dissolve only a small pinch EDTA in a glass of water (at the very least!) or about 250 mg of disodium EDTA (preferable) per liter of water. You might be wondering why the sudden infection increases of a calcium EDTA initiate such responses in Urinary Tract infections. Actually there are two reasons for this that is not well described (don't see any literature on that or in the internet), but has been my own experiments and observations:
1. A sudden heavy metals, chelated or not, increases in blood serum levels allows bacteria growth easier than if the metals were attached to tissue. The reason is simple: oxygen serum levels are higher than the tissue and free radicals are also hence higher and bacteria and microbes will fluorish, at least initially.
2. Calcium gets dissociated to become a free Calcium ions as EDTA attaches to heavy metals, the Calcium ions is freed. The problem about excess calcium ions is bacteria, mycoplasma, tend to grow at an accelerated rate in rich blood calcium serum levels. It becomes a food for them. This is actually the major reason why infections are experienced and people feel bad doing a calcium EDTA injection or calcium EDTA infection drips.
3. The present Calcium EDTA injections are way too agressive (whatever you are doing) and I don't seem to get any positive feedback from the injection approach, while the slow drip IV are too expensive, and can introduce infections during the IV process.
The only middle path out this dilemma is whatever concentration, amount per injections and frequency should ALL be reduced by at least 1/2. That means if concentration is x%, then a reduction is seen at x/2%, and if the amount is xx c, then the modified amount should be x/2 cc, and if the injections are carried out at x times per week, the newer frequency is now x/2 times per week. If resultant x frequency after dividing by 2 is exactly equals to 1, then it is carried out once a week, if it is below this to .5, then it becomes once every two weeks, and vice versa. A laxative, bentonite, high sea salt drinking water, AND citric acid drinks can help in an event of EDTA injections. There's a trick on this that needs further description.
The laxative lowers the bottleneck by the various organs of limited heavy metal capacity to remove the chelated heavy metals via the urinary tract, intestinal tract, and the sweat glands. Laxative speeds up heavy metal clearance. Unfortunately calcium clearance and free calcium ions created is still very high during and immediately after calcium EDTA injections pushing an unnecessarily pressure on the kidneys in terms of calcium overload and bacteria overgrowth from the calcium ions. Therefore a 2 tablespoon lemon juice plus 1/2 teaspoon baking soda in 1/2 glass of water done every 3-6 hours should reduce the sudden increase in blood calcium ions. It is this very reason why I'd rather pursue disodium EDTA oral chelation method, but not by tablet or capsule forms, but by greatly diluting the component in water, to increase the percentage of absorption of EDTA into the blood stream. As you know disodium EDTA is an astringent, limiting its own absorption along the intestinal tract if the concentration of EDTA is too high, and hence why it should be dissolve in a water. Astringency effect reduces both the absorption AND greatly increasing loose stools or cause a diarrhea effect, which can be good at times for detoxification, but its effect on chelation in the blood is greatly limited, yet it is still effective if heavy metal chelation exists along the intestinal tract, which can occur whenever EDTA injections are used. The disodium EDTA has the added ability to chelate excess calcium that is also created from the Calcium EDTA methodology. Thus disodium EDTA can be used either alone or in combination with the calcium EDTA injections.
I have had 12 treatments for far. About 3 weeks ago I started getting UTI with protein in my urine.
Kidney clearance is bottlenecked from free Calcium ion clogging up and bacteria grows whenever the medium is rich in calcium ions AND high heavy metals created during the Calcium EDTA chelation process. A bacteria already bounded to heavy metal would more or less bound itself to calcium, especially the fungi (mycoplasma and mycobacterium) and tends to spread (reproduce) hundreds of times more quickly if they were allowed to circulate around the blood all at once. Hence, it is not surprising UTI results and a lemon juice plus baking soda mentioned before, to keep a very high citrate in the body being vital BEFORE and AFTER te Ca EDTA is actually done. The citrate attaches quickly to the free metal Calcium ions thus reducing the calcium clogging and bacteria growth especially the mycobacterium, responsible for autoimmunity. A urinary tract infection can also be reduced, but in my case were completely cured with just one single dose 1-2 teaspoon of sea salt in one glass of water. However, excess calcium serum issues is not addressed, and hence only citrate (lemon and baking soda remedy) is done.
This is WHY blood banks add the sodium citrate (a resultant reaction of baking soda and citric acid) component to the blood, as free metal calcium causes blood clots, and causes blood to be infected rather easily. If only calcium EDTA was initially added, the blood becomes quickly inflected if the citrate were not there to quickly chelate the calcium. Actually disodium EDTA buffered properly would do a much better job in chelation of heavy metals and reducing calcium. It is most dramatic if the same blood is given to a patient would eventually cause heart attack or even a blood clots as the calcium component causes blood clots. Hence a simple remedy of just citrates may just be a very simple solution to protect against blood clotting to blood recipients, but it may be just as important to me to just take citrate to reduce not only of calcium buildup in the blood, but also reduce blood infection, kidney infection and to some extent urinary tract infection prevention by reducing excessive calcium ion buildup in the blood. This is the basis of my entire lemon and baking soda remedy and to some extent apple cider vinegar and baking soda remedy just the same. It is this reason why these remedies are so important for a whole range of diseases, as it reduces bacterial and mycobacterium buidup in the BLOOD by reducing excess calcium buildup in the first place.
Once you understand my pet theories of this whole chelation process than I can answer briefly the questions posed:
1. What remedy can I use to stop the chronic sinusitis? I have not started oil pulling yet. Do you think I should start OP?
Oil pulling is only done BETWEEN brushing of teeth. The oral cavities is one of the many organs that can remove the heavy metals. This might help the sinusitus. Stopping the sinusitus, is best helped with 1000 mg x 3 times a day of vitamin C sodium ascorbate (or with ascorbic acid mixed together but not alone) and preferably dissolved in a full glass of water to reduce the problematic acid base crashes as it goes into the digestive system.
2. Do you think OP removes heavy metals faster than the 15 min IV CAL EDTA treatments? Is there any advantage to OP over CAL treatments?
The problems is NOT about the speed your liver, kidneys, intestines, sweat glands, oral cavities (via oil pulling) has limited capacity to remove the chelated heavy metals. The other problem is the excess calcium that is created for which the body has no clearance to rid of that. It is this reason why some people feel bad from calcium EDTA chelation. The problem therefore exists that the chelation is TOO FAST for the body to handle and the calcium ions is created to fast LEADING TO blood infections especially the kidneys. If you want best speed without the associated problems, then it appears to be only EDTA suppositories, or the EDTA chelation pull method. The Disodium EDTA is BOTH a push AND pull method, and in the meantime, the calcium EDTA is the push method. Why that word exists is simple: you push the heavy metals onto the kidneys or intestines for example, creating a problem then and there as it must past through those organ. Extreme pushing would no doubt destroy damage the kidney especially when calcium ions are actually clogging at the time where you need to clear them the fastest. So in the order of safetiness, effectiveness and speed for non emergency chelation (as opposed to heavy metal poisoning where IV can be considered), it appears to be as follows, suppository EDTA, disodium EDTA orally diluted in plenty of water 250 mg per one liter, and finally oil pulling. Since this is not a race horse, the suppositories, disodium EDTA, and oil pulling can be done at the same time, but my greatest fear is the EDTA injections from the calcium ions being created and some excess heavy metals that can initiate bacterial overgrowth as it exists in the blood serum in very high amounts. But this problem was already addressed previously.
3. Do you think that the CAL EDTA treatments are contributing to the UTI?
Since I don't make money on anything, and those who push those therapies might be a sales people in some more than one way, and based on my own experience and feedback, this can not only lead to UTI, but also kidney problems. This is already explained very clearly in the begining of this email. 4. If any technique for removal of heavy metals can result in UTI do I keep doing the treatments? How long will it take for the cycle of UTI's to pass? If I continue the OP or CAL treatments what can I do to control UTI without antibiotics?
It might be the calcium AND the heavy metals increase in serum. Sea salt 1 teaspoon in one full glass of water once a week will reduce the UTI cycle. The kidney infection will be reduced with a calcium clearance, using the lemon and baking soda mentioned.
5. Can OP be done in addition to CAL EDTA treatments to speed up the clearing process? If so what would be the side effects?
Yes, but ONLY if done BETWEEN brushing of teeth and sufficient rinsing of mouth thereafter. And only if a lemon and baking soda is done twice a day. (Worth repeating again: 2 tablespoon of lemon juice plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in AT LEAST 1/2 glass of water, taken once in the morning and once before bedtime on an empty stomach).
6. Is there any reason why CAL EDTA/OP would cause protein/blood in Urine?
Yes, high urinary protein is a result of bacteria buildup as bacteria and hence high urinary bacteria. A precondition of this is high heavy metals and especially high blood calcium, to cause this problem. Your kidneys seem to have limited clearance of either or both heavy metals and calcium ion buildup.
7. How precisely do you make a saturated solution of baking soda? How much solution do you use and how much peppermint? How is the remainder of the solution stored? Should the peppermint be put in the total solution or should it only be put in the individual serving when you do a mouthwash?
Try two tablespoon of baking soda in a glass of water. This pretty close approximation. The peppermint's is to be put onto a oil pulling to be done, I would try anywhere between 3-7 drops of peppermint oil in one tablespoon. I never memorized the optimum peppermint to be added, however a clue is if it feels too hot from oil pulling use, I would obviously need more peppermint oil.
8. Since I experience anxiety what is a safe and gradual way to do OP so that I can adjust to it and minimize herx without having panic attacks?
I would try a ridiculously small amount of oil pulling (how about 1/4 teaspoon of oil?) between brushing teeth and do it only 1 minute after adding a couple of drops of peppermint oil. Other website advocated too much use, effectively killing off the remedies from undue side effect. My guess is they are too enthusiastic, didn't try it themselves, or a highly unlikely, but funny conspiracy to destroy the remedy of oil pulling by overdose. The exactness of the amount of anxiety pretty much really depends on the observer's feeling how how much constitute an increase in anxiety. My level is closer to 1 tablespoon, people with high anxiety might consider 1/4 teaspoon). But whatever the amount precautionary brushing between the teeth, lemon and baking soda, and peppermint oils are used regardless of the anxiety level. My preference has been the bare minimum of 5 minutes to be sufficient. The standard of other website is 30 minutes, but that's too long. It only takes 5 minutes to get most of the heavy metals from oral cavites anyway and I personally don't see any more needs. Other personal feelings is that sesame seed oil is NOT my favorite since they sometimes use huge steel drums to extract the oil and the oil may acquire undo heavy metals from the stainless steel drums, which might be high in nickel. I would much prefer a simple refined sunflower oils or even olive oil. People without gallbladder IS contraindicated however if they insist to do it, then granulated lecithin one tablespoon is taken immediately after oil pulling to help oil clearance or excess oil buildup in the body.
9. I see a lot of Baking soda is recommended. Does this interfere with blood pressure?
Most people with high blood pressure actually is due to acidosis, constipation, high sugar intakes and eating oily fatty foods from french fries, potato chips, cheese, pizza, salami sandwiches, bologna, late night snacks, heavy meals in the dinner time, the use of common TABLE SALT and other nasty habit as being the major cause. A high sodium retention can only occur in those situation as the body is completey stressed out desperately maintains sodium to protect its alkalinity. Sodium if you remember your high school chemistry is an alkaline metals. Thusly, I can even cause most people to go into a low pressure just by giving sodium alone if the following remedies were done: 1 tablespoon of sea salt plus 1 tablespoon of baking soda in 1 glass of water. This will initiated a diarrhea response causing a lower blood pressure. On the other hand I can cause a high blood pressure, but causing the person with just 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 tablespoon of any low boiling temperature cooking vegetable oils (not coconut oil as it is very high temperature). The body will get stressed and becomes instanly acid, and starts to sodium retention.
Therefore, a more better formula if you can get all the materials, and is a perfectionist is ideally 2 tablespoons of lemon juice plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/8 teaspoon of potassium bicarbonate in at least 1/2 glass of water. The reason why potassium was removed from the remedy is that people can't get the potassium and that the potassium is ALREADY THERE in the lemon juice and in the apple cider vinegar remedy, potassium is there too. Hope this clears up this problem. People keep asking me this again and again.
10. You mentioned drinking ½ teaspoon of baking soda and ½ cup of water OR ¼ tspn baking soda, 2 tbsn ACV and ½ cup water before doing OP to help neutralize toxins. When is it better to add the ACV instead of just doing baking Soda and Water? How long must you wait after drinking this mixture before doing OP? Do I brush my teeth after drinking this but before OP?
Generally very sensitive people just the baking soda would be better initially, if done only for the first two weeks, then they can upgrade themselves to acv+baking soda once the body have sufficient bicarbonates in their body.
As to the wait, it can be done without the wait. Oil pulling is preferably done BETWEEN BRUSHING OF TEETH ONLY and it is done 5 minutes should be sufficient for heavy metal pulling.
11. Does OP remove friendly flora or intestinal enzymes? Can OP cause candida growth?
If it is done between brushing of teeth and only 5 minutes, only heavy metals are removed without affecting both friendly flora OR intestinal enzymes. That's the real beauty of oil pulling done for 5 minutes and between brushing of teeth. Nevertheless, I can't stress enough that baking soda and lemon/baking soda and acv is used, or that peppermint is added into oil pulling to minimized the heat during the pulling. Toothpaste companies have used peppermint oil mostly for a long long time, so it appears they knew about this problem too.
12. Are there any know drug interactions from using OP and baking soda? I use saline inhalers, norvasc for BP, sometimes nexium and xanax for anxiety. Currently on Bactrum antibiotic for sinus. I also take Bovine extract, enzymes and herbal supplements.
Improper oil pulling is what creates the problem with or without other medications.
13. Is it ok to do the baking soda, ACV and water drink and then do the mouthwash with ½ tsp Baking soda, ½ cup water and 1 or 2 drops of peppermint oil and then brush my teeth and eat my meal? (no OP with this). How long should I wait before eating?
Baking soda, if taken first and 30 minutes times is allotted before eating. People's preference for the number of drops of peppermint oil varies so I can't say the exactness of oil, but some people including me may use more than 1 or 2 drops. The issue is whether heat for felt or not and it should be cool enough to kill the viruses more effectively. This is one other reason why pepperimint oil should be added more. It is more feeling that adding more peppermint oil will kill more viruses effectively as the menthol contents react and kill off the viral proteins. That was mentioned in the classic book, "The Practice of Aromatherapy".
14. I take something called Seacure Hydrolyzed white fish supplement 20 minutes before eating. Is there a problem taking this after I get the ACV/BS mixture down?
The apple cide vinegar should be synergistic with the protein introduced from whichever dietary fishes. The acetate portion of the vinegar seems to help with protein and amino acid utilization and detoxification of the liver.
15. The 2TP of ACV and ½ Tsp baking soda mixture is strong going down. Can this be put in a quart of water and taken throughout the day instead of in ½ cup of water?
You can put ANY amount of water to dilute this to reduce the strong tastes. However, it should be used before the day is out otherwise such diluted solution may spoil.
16. You mention OP might deplete minerals and a supplement should be taken once to twice a month. Since it is difficult to know what minerals are being depleted, what mineral supplement can you recommend?
Yes any general mineral supplement would be sufficient, but the preferential supplements should be in softgel form or if tablet form it should dissolve in a glass of water within 15 minutes. If not, the tablets or the supplements is entirely useless. The tricalcium phosphate and magnesium stearate (wax) added prevent the absorption of the minerals and companies know that, but they are not going change their ways. This is softgels are preferred, but if need be grinding those giant tablets to powdered form and dissolve in a glass of water increase their bioavailability. I have noted for many times of desperate parents trying to raise zinc levels in autistic children for years unsuccessfully by zinc supplementation, until it was learned that the powdered form or at least grinding the tablet to powdered form did raise the zinc after years of unsuccessful supplementation. So the problems of bioavailability more than the form or kinds of mineral.
17. Metabolic blood testing showed beginning stages of chronic kidney disease. Can Oil pulling help this? CAL EDta injections pass thru the kidneys and excrete through the urine. If Oil pulling is used will heavy metals still pass through the urine?
Baking soda remedy alone and getting urinary pH to 7, and drinking 1/4 teaspoon of REAL sea salt will be helpful to the kidney, but Calcium EDTA should be discontinued until the kidney is NORMAL. Calcium EDTA is contraindicated in event of kidney infections, high urinary Proteins, or even IBS. In simple words: no calcium EDTA injections should be performed if this is the base (which it is).
18. What natural remedy can I use to help build up my kidneys to avoid further deterioration?
Yes stop the Calcium EDTA first. See 17. Treat the IBS and kidneys first.
19. Does all this ACV or Baking soda hurt the kidneys? How long should one keep up the ACV and Baking soda?
Actually baking soda is very kidney friendly and so is the 1/4 teaspoon of REAL SEA SALT (NO table salt!!!!!) in one liter of ALL drinking water. I have an aunt completely cured of kidney infections after taking baking soda ALONE for only three days. She was scheduled to have her kidneys removed on the third days. However that remedy was totally insufficient (my aunt hardly listen to me anyway) and a sea salt should at least be added to the drinking water. However in even of Calcium EDTA therapy, calcium clearance may be needed. In this case a lemon and baking soda is preferred as the citrate will remove the excess calcium too.
Hopefully this should clear up some of the misunderstandings associated with OP, EDTA, UTI and kidney infections!"
GERD AND LIVER HEALTH
09/05/2007: Crystal : "I have been reading about ACV and baking soda and a lot of other things to help these kinds of problems but I am unsure which ones would be best for me and when? Can you please tell me what things I can do? I will only be able to a few things so I want to choose the ones that will work best and fastest for my particular situation. And can you also give me details like when to take things and before or after meals and exact dosages? After reading other people's stories and how this stuff has helped them I have faith that it can help me too. Thank you for your time. -Crystal"
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Crystal: It would seem that the GERD issues appears to be too serious to do using just the apple cider vinegar and a stronger alkalizing formula is needed here. In this case I might consider using 2 tablespoons of lime juice plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water taken three times a day. Ideally it should always be taken 5 days out of a week. The other remedy that should help reduce the GERD is 250 mg of magnesium citrate a day at least taken for 5 days out of a week. On the third of fourth week, the body should have greatly reduced allergies and GERD. After which amino acid supplements are taken three times a day. Those should help some burning of fat and help the body's overall recovery. Most doctor's med causes the body into disability, and I have had it myself and managed to gotten out of that hole by taken 1000 mg of vitamin C three times a day, which can be sodium ascorbate or rose hips. Doctor's med also causes the body to accumulate heavy metals and cause the body's zinc and selenium to be low, in which case I would take 50 mg of zinc gluconate a week and 200 mcg of selenium twice a week. Whenever the body seems to be in a bad condition everywhere, my experience has been that doctors med seem to destroy the liver and one tablespoon of granulated lecithin taken at least once a day every day should note some weight loss before the month is out. To further help with liver recovery vitamin B complex where B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6 is 100 mg each, while B12 is 100 mcg, those are taken every other day for at least about a month. Hopefully by the second month the body should have some sufficient health return to be able to eat some foods without the allergies."
CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME
08/28/2007: Anonymous : "Dear Ted, I am 32 years old and I have been living with my parents for the past six years, unable to work as a financial accountant due to my illness... My Symptoms: I was always a healthy person but since age 17 I began to have obsessive anxiety disorder (diagnosed as OCD by ALL the psychiatrists) and it was kept under control with Anafranil. But after five years' use it stopped working and everything came apart very rapidly from my 26 th year. I could no longer work, gym, listen to music or watch television or read a book - nothing. People talk about brain fog. I had almost NO brain function at all - just anxiety thoughts and pain. A total mental collapse. Here are my symptoms: BRAIN Anxiety, Bizarre obsessive thoughts, Paranoia, little perception, depressiveness, no pleasurable thoughts - all negative, No focus or concentration, impossible to start any task, nothing seems "real" and I am in a different world, severe brain fog, no cognitive function/ low ability to comprehend/learn. Can't "experience" or "feel" anything like music or a movie. Can't really think or experience at all. I can see and hear but Im not really "here". Burning sensation like acid in the brain. Pressure in the head. Always aware of "burning" and "pressure pain" but not like a headache. Difficulty in forming words or sentences and talking very unclear so that I have to repeat myself constantly. BODY Lethargy and tiredness - have to sleep A LOT. Burning type of pain over the whole body. Very weak muscles. No power or energy. Nerve problems. Pain in neck tendons and shoulders, Tremor/twitching of muscles with muscle exertion like doing a push up. Constantly feeling VERY sick all over, like having a strange flu or something but it doesn't go away. OTHER Constant ringing in the ears, "Pressure" feeling - physical, Teeth grinding while sleeping - jaw ache, Achy/irritation around eye area, Nasal congestion, Vision sometimes very blurred, Irritable Bowel Syndrome with chronic debilitating pain in lower large intestine/rectum, Spastic/Inflamed Colon (Colitis) with constipation. Kidney pain/tenderness. Hypothyroid. Weak liver. Pain under the arms. Back pain and in spinal cord. Hair loss, especially in the front. Note: There is always some good days and then bad days. Always up and down. Some symptoms come and go and come and go. I haven't felt healthy/just normal in years. Please Ted, my whole life has been robbed from me and I have seen over 50 doctors and specialists and natural doctors so far. Me and my parents have spent so much money on this strange illness that it is not even funny.
1. Does it look like metal poisoning and the resultant candida infection and maybe viral infection to you too? What would you recommend for a case such as mine? A few more specific questions.
2. Do I have to kill the candida with borax first before the metal removal or can I do it alongside?
3. I want to chelate metals with cilantro and oil pulling. Would that be ok or do I HAVE to add chlorella in order to get the metal out of the body (colon) as everybody says you must? I will be VERY VERY grateful if you could help me. Thank you for the opportunity to have written to you and ask for your help. Thanks again for helping mankind in their search for affordable health alternatives."
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "The symptoms, while heavy metals is a suspect appears that you have the same condition as a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome induced heavy metals that I have witnessed here in Thailand, where mental fog and obsessive paranoia, and ringing of ears was completely cured or I may be having just a fantastic strings of luck here. LOL. The major remedies that have helped the person appears to be:
1. Magnesium 250 mg x 2 times a day. 2. Malic acid 1/2 teaspoon + Baking soda 1/2 teaspoon taken twice a day. In the early morning hours and late nights. 3. Vitamin B complex taken once every other day, where B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B8 are 100 mg each, while B12 are about 100 mcg. 4. Hydrogen peroxide 3% 3-6 drops PLUS 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda in one full glass of water taken in the late mornings (about 9.00 am.) This helps with the brain fog. 5. Absolutely no sugar 6. A drop of clove oil added to the drinking water might help detox the liver 7. Some chelation using cilantro using a reasonable amount such as a tablespoon twice a week.
Those should do it, but my emphasis appears to be getting urinary pH to 7, by varying dose of baking soda more in the malic acid+baking soda mixture necessary. If a pH meter is handy, the baking soda added should be generally closer to 8. When varying dose, I usually mean more frequency. Getting sufficient alkalinity while important can only be done practically speaking 5 days out of a week.
The magnesium and the vitamin B complex, especially the alkalinity of urinary pH of 7 should solve the ringing of the ear problem. It takes about 3 weeks to noticed a general improvement using that remedy. I might be noted that should a person suffering from this condition that vomiting can result in improvement in condition as a result of excess acidosis. The remedy takes a while for an improvement, but the one I witnessed here with all the lack of taking properly, forgetting, bad communications takes about a year for a general trend of improvement, while a complete improvement were seen on the second year.
If candida is there, the remedy which is helpful was avoiding sugar, getting urine pH to 7 (using a cheap pocket pH meter), and 1/4 teaspoon (men's dose) of borax in 1 liter of drinking water usually once or twice a week at least for mild cases.
A general alkalinity formula I would use, such as 1/4 teaspoon of citric acid plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water is also possible alternative to the malic acid, but malic acid removes aluminum. I have found that it was not only the mercury, but also the aluminum that comes from the vaccines and malic acid is an efficient chelator of aluminum. I would leave no stones unturned which might mean if thing's aren't working out, then I would consider adding 1/8 teaspoon of tannic acid in a liter of drinking water and finishing it off.
Tannic acid binds tightly to other metals such as free metal iron, cadmium, and especially mercury. I do take this myself from time to time because the water here are contaminated. Tannic acid added to drinking water for tests about 1/4 teaspoon in a liter of water if left overnight turns into almost opaque black water just to dramatically show that the metal thing is more widespread than we think."
06/25/2007: Alex from California: "Ted, I found your ACV remedies on Earth Clinic. Since birth, I have suffered for an array of skin related ailments, to many to mention. The most interesting one is when under too much stress, the right side of my face swells us, it starts with a canker sore in the inside of my mouth, follow by a sold sore on the corner of my mouth. The Doctor's say there is no cure or treatment. In my twenties I found out through a scratch test that I am allergic to tree/plant that grows out of the ground, which the Doctor's tell me is the reason why I am always tired. I was given medicine to treat. All my life, my hair never grew, I could cut a couple of inches off and it would take over a year to grow back. I was told it was just dandruff interfering with the growth process. I insisted the Doctors dig further into the issue, they then found folliculitis, and after taking medicine for over 7 years, I had no re-growth. Then they found Lichen Planus with scar tissue damage, which I have to shampoo with special soap. They say there is no cure. I still suffer from tight skin, pain, quarter size growths on my scalp with no hair growth. In my thirties, I was diagnosed with fibroids, and have to have surgery; they removed a 6 centimeter growth from my uterus. Year and a half later I was diagnosed with a fast moving cervical cancer- adenocarcinoma. A hysterectomy followed. Twice in my life I gained more than 30 pounds in a 1 month span without having a significant change in diet which I still carry today. I was told it was due to depression - given medication that I had a severe allergic reaction to that put me in the hospital. Then I was told the weight gain was due to low thyroid - also given medication at a very low dosage. Then one Dr. told me the weight gain was due to a being insulin resistance (adult diabetes runs in my family). I cut out fried food, sugar, soda and fat. I suffer from medicine sensitivity, so if medicine has 10 side effects, I will suffer from 9 of them. I am tired of pills and filling sick, so for two years now I have been researching ways to help deal with the issues I suffer from. Through research I learned that adenocarcinoma can be made up of 60% mucus and after reading a book my aunt gave by, Stanley Burroughs book "The Master Cleanser" I am convinced that I need to detoxify my system. While searching the best way to detox, I found the Earth Clinic site. I tried the AVC with baking soda remedy for 7 days and I immediately had increase energy. As long as I can remember, I have had little white hairs all over my tongue, and they are gone from the tip of the tongue. Bad breath is gone also. I also noticed that I do not wake up choking every morning on a massive size of yellow mucus. I still have mucus I need to spit up in the morning but is it clear and not as large. For that same time frame I mixed the Aloe, Tea Tree and Lavender and put it on my scalp overnight, the tightness of my skin is gone and the growths under my the skin on my scalp are shrinking. Before I start into a long term program of AVC and the other remedies I found on the site. I wanted your opinion on what I should try. Should I try an oil pulling? Or maybe I should switch to using lemon or lime juice with baking soda. Should I add sodium ascorbate to a daily plan? I currently take the below: Biotin 5 mg daily - for hair and nails Calcium 1200 mg and Vitamin D 800 ui - for bone health Spirulina ¼ teaspoon twice a day - for Antioxidants I know you get a lot of email and your time is valuable Any advice you have to give would be greatly appreciated. I review everything with my DR. and he is on board with me continuing the remedies. Other the years I have had many blood test (short of vitamin deficiency) and my levels for everything are always within normal range."
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Thank you for the feedback. ACV and baking soda is the basics toward recovery. Baking soda and lemon(or lime) is the other one. I would prefer to take them on alternate days, if possible to derive the greatest benefit, while avoiding calcium supplements as those works against both of the remedies which was designed to reduce excess serum calcium which clogs up the system (lymph nodes, glandular function) since nanobacteria tends to form calcium shells, and when in excess it just clogs up the system much like a major plumbing problem. The remedies I made were made to clear that issue, especially the baking soda and lemon (lime) remedies.
Most blood tests will not reveal much, it is more fruitful, in my experience, to do a hair mineral analysis. However a pattern quite often emerges, usually too much calcium, no lithium, not enough molybdenum, not enough magnesium, and usually low levels of zinc. Based on your supplements, I would not take calcium as it is way too high in the diets and they tend to clog up the system and reduce energy levels, cause hormonal problems and a lot of cells lost a lot of energy trying to get rid of it. I would rather replace those instead with 250 mg of magnesium citrate taken 5 days out of a week. Those will help. Using iodine drops as a mouthwash, not only just help kill the bacteria, it also provides iodine needed indirectly. I prefer the colorless iodine, but usually its 5 drops in 1/2 glass of water for example. Oil pulling are useful, but I would prefer to stick with getting urinary pH to 7.0, and this is the key to the recovery whenever I am sick with a long range of conditions. Quite often too much calcium and acidosis are the two major culprit. The reason why alkalization is so important is it clears the bowels and detox automatically whenever the body is sufficient alkalizing without the necessity to just look at the bowel cleansing alone, but cleanse the entire body. As you know most alkaline substance, as simple as baking soda, is has a slight soap which not only cleanses the intestines but it cleanses the entire body. Therefore, it is why getting a urinary pH to 7 is the key to entire body cleanse. My aims for urinary pH are actually modest when achieving 7.0, however, in practice the ideal optimum is much closer to urinary pH is about 7.35 where the urinary pH and the blood pH is exactly the same, and exists in equlibrium that the body functions the best. The key, to achieving that level is actually the lemon (or lime) and bicarbonate remedy that can do that, but I imagine it to be taken at least twice a day. Those should cleanse the excess serum calcium levels, once the calcium in tissues are reduced, the glands functions optimally and the body should be easily restored to homeostasis.
The other important issue is heavy metals, which chlorella supplements taken now and then such as 4-5 days out of a week should help remove whatever that is blocking the system from normal function. Heavy metals tend to have a charge which sticks to cells and accumulate over the lifetime can both heavy metals, excess calcium and acidosis, can lead to a cancer like state that you have just mentioned.
The issue of swelling on one side of face in my experience can either be due to parasites (nanobacteria) or a virus which resides in the body. The gentlest remedy is I think I might consider is zinc gluconate 50 mg taken usually once a week for only a couple of weeks are usually sufficient. There are supplements I have had in mind that is quite effective, but I prefer to do the simplest ones first before going towards a heavy duty remedy. Canker sores you mentioned are likely to be whenever the body lacks magnesium, zinc and alkalinity which often resulted from a short term constipation (did not have regular bowel movements in the morning) can often lead to canker sores. When the body is acidosis, there is something not often mentioned in that excess microbes in the body can also cause circulatory problems as they create sticky biofilms which tends to cause uneven circulation. Those have a peculiar weaknesses and can be reduced, from N Acetyl Cysteine 500 mg/day, plus magnesium citrate 250 mg (calcium makes it worse), and zinc gluoconate 50 mg. Finally one tablespoon a day of granulated powdered lecithin taking along with food is another minimum basic remedies that are needed for the body to detoxify excess oils and fats that tends to accumulate. If too much the liver have too much fats to normally detoxify the body.
If there is any more detoxification, it would be toxic chemicals that accumulate in the body. So for that remedy I would imagine a 6 drops 3% H2O2 food grade in 1 glass of water taken in the morning. If the 6 drops is too strong, then I think 3 drops should be o.k. It can be gentle, but I do notice the difference. My face clears up from brown patches and strange nonexistent bruises, mostly from chemical toxins accumulated over a lifetime. I liked it so much I took almost 2 years for all the drinking water, which I added H2O2. Now since I am detoxified, I only use the H2O2 1% as a mouthwash would be sufficient."
ELECTROLYTES AND CALCIUM
06/04/2007: Nicole from Florida: "Hi, I am 24 and struggling with my health. I have enthusiastically read most of everything that you have written (you're a genius), but I have multiple problems, so I'm not sure which treatment to go with. I have adrenal fatigue, estrogen dominance (just started taking biologically identical progesterone for it), endometriosis, Hashimoto (thyroglobulin antibodies at 177), a super sensitive stomach, hemorrhoids, and in 2002 a gastroenterologists discovered my stomach was not emptying properly, and I'm allergic to all kinds of food (wheat, gluten, all dairy, most nuts, eggs, lamb, etc.). A recent lab report showed that I had/have a certain type of bad bacteria, and I was given the prescription Augmentin for it (along with some probiotics). My tongue is always white, and I sometimes get a bad taste in my mouth. I've had issues with sinus infections (had sinus surgery in 2006) and sore throats. I can't fly on planes without experiencing intense pain in my ears. After reading your advice to others I purchased pH strips and it seems that I'm on the acidic side. I'm 5'6 and down to 104 pounds (can't gain weight). I often do not have very much energy and feel ill. Can you help me?"
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Nicole: Thank you for sending that lab report. It helps me a lot to know what is wrong with the problem. The lab reports which you sent me were, hair mineral analysis, hormone profile, enzyme phenotype assessment, a long list of symptoms, thyroid autoantibodies, E95 basic food panel, A95 extended food panel, and a blood test. As a summary based on lab reports, your body is in a real mess.
Usually most helpful for me is the hair mineral analysis where your body is unsuprisingly low on electrolytes as the cause to your low energy level. The major mineral for electrolytes, at least for me are: sodium, potassium, and magnesium. Therefore, your sodium levels were low, and your potassium levels were nonexistent. Because the conditions have a multiple disease, it is obvious that the immunity system issue badly suppressed. However, while the iodine figures are not available, iodine is needed here to increase the immune system. In my own experience, people who do get sick calcium is usually to high. In your case the calcium to magnesium is very high. It is way off the charts, unsurprisingly. This includes calcium to magnesium ratio, calcium to phosphorous ratios and calcium to potassium ratios. All of them are off the charts. People get sick because of too much calcium, since nanobacteria and microbes exists and are protected in calcium shells. Molybdenum, lithium, boron at least for me I find them important also for normal hormone functions, but the amount needed are small.
The ability for the body to control sugar levels so that bacteria do not overtake the body through such minerals as chromium, vanadium, manganese and tungsten are important. In the lab reports, the manganese, vanadium and tungsten are low. This indicates that you probably took the supplements and supplements have a problem about bioavailability or sufficient amount of tungsten (they have none), manganese (never enough and poorly absorbed), molybdenum (absorption problems). Now the cause of poor vision mentioned in your symptoms report based on my own experience is caused low levels molybdenum, low tungsten, and vitamin A levels. Sometimes it is the chromium and vanadium, which the lab reports say, is adequate. Usually you won't find supplements with tungsten, but I do take them in the form of sodium tungstate, about 100 mg. one single dose maybe once or twice a month as well as sodium molybdate (about 200 mg, one single dose once or twice a month). Those two supplements and vitamin A have helped my vision, the molybdenum needs special mention about its help in night vision.
Finally the dry skin, white tongue, anxious feelings indicate a simple acidosis problem. A simple remedy for acidosis as well as removing excess calcium that are off the charts, increase potassium, and sodium levels, increase the electrolytes level necessary for increase energy is the simple lime and baking soda. The remedy therefore is one whole freshly squeezed lime (approx 8 teaspoon), plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water, allowing the reaction to take place for about 5 minutes, is taken at least 2 times a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. Some kelp supplements will raise the iodine level.
To help reduce the white tongue for people with low magnesium level requires one tablespoon of baking soda, plus 1 teaspoon of epsom salt, plus 5-10 drops of iodine tincture, in 1/2 glass of water to be used as a mouthwash. Magnesium citrate 250 mg is taken at about 5 days out of a week, no calcium supplements or food rich in calcium, such as potatoes, yogurt, milk, etc.
To get the body to normalize the iodine levels certain foods such as seaweed and kelp supplements could be taken at about 3 or 4 times a day. Drinking water should use SEA SALT (NOT common table salt) added by about 1/4 teaspoon per 1 liter of water. Those will help correct the sodium, magnesium and micromineral imbalances. It must be noted that people who are vegetarians, or diets low in sodium, will have IBS, yeast infections, and bowel irritations (also from magnesium). Therefore, in event of bowel irritation a small amount of milk of magnesia (formulated where it has only magnesium hydroxide, and no aluminum compounds), such as 1/8 teaspoon of milk of magnesia in 1/2 glass of water, plus a small pinch of sea salt (1/16 teaspoon). If urinary tract infection (UTI), then just one single dose 1 teaspoon of sea salt in 1/2 glass of water should sufficiently do it. Magnesium and vitamin b complex supplements will resolve most of the muscle aches and lowered energy levels and reduction in calcium, by tw way. Earaches is lowered magnesium and vitamin C levels. Sore throat is acidosis. The hemmorhoids are due to acidosis and constipation. So the baking soda with lime should resolve that. If not, I would probably take them three times a day.
In event of a complicated sickness from a multiple conditions, I would rather keep the remedies simple and concentrate on the lime and baking soda first. If for about a month, necessary to reduce the calcium levels. One tip that I have always learned from woman with irregular periods, and hormone imbalance: taking calcium supplements can lead to irregular periods of menstruation because the excess serum calcium levels block glandular functions. And therefore an iodine foot painting, some calcium antagonists, such as magnesium supplements, vitamin B complex, taken twice a week (vitamin B is synergistic with magnesium), and some sodium ascorbate (they lower excess calcium levels), will usually result in regular menstruation periods as well as more normal hormone levels without resorting to many hormone supplements. DHEA 12.5 mg taken about 1 per day will often raise the energy level. A 5 mg lithium citrate before sleep will also help the body's hormonal imbalance in my opinion, and besides the lithium levels in the reports indicates you have none anyway. The weight gain will be noticed on the third or fourth week once the body has sufficient levels of alkalinity and vitamin C (urine pH should be 7!) and if possible the best pH to measure is a pocket pH meter. Sodium ascorbate vitamin C about 500 mg/day should be sufficient to reduce excess blood calcium and increase antioxidant.
By the way cysts on ovaries exists usually because of excess calcium (yours is way off the charts), not enough magnesium, and lack of iodine (which also causes fibroids). The cysts exist because the body tries to tuck under the rug of excess calcium dirt so the body can function normally."