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05/05/2013: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines: "Hi Shelly... The best time to take probiotics is after you have detoxed heavy metals and poisons and your body is clear. Once these poisons are eradicated from your intestines and your body then probioics will have a much more beneficial effect. Currently, all sorts..."
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05/25/2011: Mary from Scappoose, Oregon: "i have hives with another symptom. I have swollen fingers and joints that feel broken. Does anyone else have or had this too? in pain now for 4weeks"Replies
05/27/2011: Sheila from San Diego, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Mary,
What were you taking prior to the hives and swelling showing up? Any new foods, personal care products, plants, additions to your home, new pets, new sheets on your bed?"
07/25/2011: Janet from Kendal, U.k replies: "Mary, I too have had hives, and terrably sore dry cracking hands. Itching burning, sometimes very painful.
I have had so many things from the doctors that have proven so inaffective, that I gave up on them.
I found bathing my hands in vinegar and warm water offered the best relief to the itch, burn, pain. Cycle. However this did tend to dry my skin, so to counter balance that I have alternated between using Almond oil, and lavender oil.
I take orally ACV. And have bathed in HP. 98% better. I found equally as hard to cope with though the fact it would aggrevate me more at night disturbing my sleep patterns leaving me waking feeling exhausted.
Pleased to say with the relief I am now getting and the vast improvement everything else is improving too. Wishing you and all better soon and hope this helps you too."
02/27/2012: Martina from Burnaby, Bc replies: "I had hives once that came out of the blue.. and a swollen shoulder/back. Shortly after, my ankles/feet and hands/arms had difficulty with pain and stiffness. It turned out to be lyme."
06/22/2012: Mhmh76 from Dade City, Fl: "I have a feeling of a lump in my throat, also my ears feel clogged. In addition I have a slight burning sensation at the very top of my chest. Two different doctors have found nothing on physical. I have a constant headache and top of neck, under jaw, feels sensitive when I push. Any suggestions on what this could be?"Replies
06/23/2012: Citygirl27 from Richardson, Tx, Usa replies: "Tonsilitis? If its affecting your voice, maybe laryngitis? Do you smoke?"
10/12/2011: Millie from Memphis, Tn: "2 weeks ago I awoke in agony in both feet, both ankles and 8 - 10" up both legs. Edema, big red splotches all over my feet, unable to move my toes. Dr took blood test which showed no rheumatoid arthritis, no lupus, no lyme disease and no gout, gave me steroid shot and sent me to a Rheumatologist who I saw today. Neither he nor his partner had ever seen anything like what I am presenting. He had 8 vials of blood drawn and x-rays taken. I go back in 3 weeks. After hours of research on the internet I have not seen one person who has described the same symptoms. Does anyone have an idea what it could be? Can't walk. Dr said bursitis does not have the "skin color change" as he called it. Thank You"Replies
10/13/2011: Kathleen from San Antonio, Texas, United States replies: "Sounds to me like it might be eyrthema nodosum. I had it two years ago. Unfortunately, it can be caused by just about anything. Viral, bacterial or fungal infections, hormonal imbalances such as birth control pills or pregnancy, or auto immune issues such as lupus, RA or cancer. I seem to recall low B12 might also be an issue. I never did find out what caused mine as all my tests came back normal except a couple types of white blood cells being just slightly out of normal ranges. Because I also ran a fever off and on at the beginning, mine might have been caused by an infection. I did stop taking birth control pills just in case.
If that is what you have, I'd treat the cause if you're able to figure out what it is. Otherwise, about all you can do is treat the symptoms and wait it out. I'd look up edema, inflamation and strengthening immune system on the ailments tab. Also fever if you're running one and it's high enough to be an issue. It took me about two weeks to get over the worst symptoms and about six to be largely back to normal. One of my ankles will still act up occasionally if I wear heels."
10/13/2011: Timh from Louisville, Usa replies: "Millie, I use mineral footbaths daily for feet and overal health. Try using the age-old epsom salt footbath once a day. It's very likely you will see positive results."
01/28/2010: Mjh from Pinetop, Az: "Hi. This is my first time on your web site and find the information on acid reflux very informative. I have been diagnosed with GERD, but I also have a serious problem and I'm wondering if it's related. Over the last 5 months I have had 8 episodes that go as follows. First thing in the morning I will start to feel funny. First, my legs get very weak. Then I get immediate diarrea and extreme nausea follows. I get very light headed. The other interesting fact is that my blood pressure soars. I have to lie down and stay still in order to prevent vomiting. Soon, I start to shake uncontrollably...not from cold but it's like my nerves are over reacting and shaking. Usually it will take 5 or 6 hours for this to subside...then I start with gatorade and soda crackers and slowly improve. My doctor thought perhaps I have a tumor on my adrenal gland that presents these intermittent symptoms and we did a 24 hour urine test. Problem was that it was 3 days after my attack and probably not accurate. I guess you need the urine test while the episode is happening and I haven't been able to do that. My Dr. told me that I could take imodium and benedryl for diarrea and nausea. This does help. I also take anti-anxiety pill which seems to help with the shaking. But I have no diagnosis and I am controlled by the fear that this attack will come on when I am away from home. My doctor prescribed a berium ex-ray which confirmed that I have bad acid reflux...which I already knew. I am scheduled to go to a gastroenterologist and will be having the scope down my throat. My fear is that he will prescribe some rx for the acid reflux and I still will not have a diagnosis on my episodes. Has anyone had similar problems? I have tried to see if certain foods or liquids eaten the night before might be a cause but there does not seem to be any common denominators with each episode. Please, I am so frustrated. Does anyone have any thoughts?"Replies
01/29/2010: Bessie from Calgary, Alberta, Canada replies: "Hi MJH - Although I don't have any answers, you might want to get your blood sugar checked. Weakness in the legs, feeling lightheaded, uncontrollable shaking can be symptoms of blood-sugar problems. You said you feel better after drinking Gatorade (although that is loaded with sugar) and crackers. Has your doctor given you a fasting glucose-tolerance test? Does diabetes or other blood-sugar problems run in your family? You might want to get this checked out before you are given more medications. It's just a thought . . . good luck!"
01/31/2010: Mjh from Pinetop, Az replies: "Bessie, thanks so much for your suggestion. Although they did test my blood sugar (slightly high), it was not fasting and not a glucose tolerance test. I will add that to my diagnostic process. Thanks again, it's great to get some direction.
03/06/2010: Diana from Grand Junction, Co replies: "I believe what ever is going on it seems from reading your post that your electrolyte balance might be off(maybe magnesium/potassium/salt). I also agree with further checking your sugar.
Google (bob butts / water cure) for some understanding of how electrolytes especially salt can affect your blood pressure in a positive way if you know what you are doing. Also check out L arginine and L citrulline
Good luck and God speed on your journey to health."
03/02/2012: monaque from Chicago, Illinois, United States: "My son who is now 17 has a mysterious condition that doctors just can't figure out. He was born full term and went home as normal. Five days later back to the hospital and he was diagnosed with sepsis seven days of antibiotics and was released to go home. That was just the start. He was developing normal but a little delayed and was told it was due to the sepsis.
At age two he had a febrile seizure and was diagnosed with pnemonia and from that point on he started to loss miles stones gradually. He was talking and walking now he was walking with assistance and losing his words.
By the age of four he was crawling and not talking. He also was having abnormal movements of his body. He was diagnosed with seizures and put on medication but still having the movements only when he got excited or tried to use his muscles. He was taken off seizure medication two years later. Doctors were still baffled and thought is was the sepsis until his younger brother started having symptoms of the same thing. Now they figure it was genetic. So now all the testing started with all coming back normal but only thing found was the MRI showed lesions in the part of the brain called the Basil Ganglia but still nothing specific that they could diagnose. It presents itself with hearing loss, dystonia type movements, not able to talk walk or control his muscles and he has been the same way since four years of age. They just gave it a generic term for it familia infantile bilaterl stiatal necrosis. Both boys had the same MRI results. His younger brother did not start losing his mile stones until he was 6 years old and unexpectedly passed in 05 at age eight and autopsy could not show any cause of death and brain biopsy didn't show anything.
I was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to something that would help my son to improve or anyone know of someone who has the same condition. Thank you."Replies
03/03/2012: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Monaque, so sorry for your loss and your other son's condition. I recommend you look into Dr. Terry Wahl's story. She is a Dr who has cured herself of MS. She has some great videos on youtube called "Food as Medicine". She researched herself things that would cure the mitochondria in her body and ended up going back to a paleo diet and took some natural supplements like coq10 (great for mitochondria) and cod liver oil. She eats a ton of raw food each day. I would think juicing would also have a great effect. Anyway she went from being in a wheelchair and unable to sit up, to participating in a bike marathon. She said that there is no reason the brain can't heal and regenerate since every other part of the body can.
Anyway it may be a good starting point for you to start researching. She is very inspirational."
03/03/2012: Renae from Kalispell, Montana replies: "Were your children immunized?"
03/03/2012: Louwrence from Rusteburg, North West South Africa replies: "Hi Monaque, Look up Bioacoustics on the net or Sharry Edwards & there are practioners in the USA who can tell you the cause of your son's symptoms & work from there. Please do not just rely on drs. By the way did you take any medication while you were expecting because it could have an influence on the fetus."
03/04/2012: Monaque from Chicago, Illinois replies: "Yes both of my sons weer immunized. I was not on any medications while pregnant. Thanks to all who replied will look into all the information given and let you know the results."
03/08/2012: Monaque from Chicago, Illinois replies: "I forgot to mention when my son was admitted in the hospital at 4 for the seizures he was given a dose of dilantin and he begin to crawl and improve and we thought this was the solution. The doctors only gave him one dose dilantin to stop the seizures but when I showed them how he was back crawling and even trying to talk they told me he will not be given any more of the medicine due to its side effects. I beg them to give him this because he had crawled for the first time since he stopped walking 1 year earlier. I said there's no alternative that will give him the same effect and they said no and he was sent home. I asked other doctors and they all told me the same thing.
Now 13 years later I still wonder what was in that medicine that seem to cure his condition while he was in the hospital and he has been the same since that hospital visit, no degeneration since. If anyone have any ideas as to what else I can do please help."
03/09/2012: Dud from Up The Creek In, Wv, Usa replies: "in reply to: 03/08/2012: Monaque from Chicago, Illinois---Monique; I was doing some research on cellular biochemistry related to autism disorder tonite, and ran across the following websites. The author, William Walsh, who has a clinic in WAREENVILLE, ILL [your state] was discussing a "orthomolecular" treatment [vitamins] for autism, and related diseases. He mentioned briefly how his boss used to use dilantin drug as a methyl donor nutrient for under-methylated patients, with good effect...... I quote:
....... The late and great Carl Pfeiffer would occasionally resort to use of the anti-histamines Benedryl or Dilantin in high-histamine persons who were slow to respond. Avoidance of folate supplements is essential for most undermethylated persons, an exception being autism. .............
Perhaps you would benefit from speaking to Dr. William Walsh.
[ note: I myself have not used his protocol, I have never spoken to Mr. Walsh ]
more quotes that mite help you understand the therapy:
Most persons with depression, oppositional defiant disorder, OCD, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia exhibit a genetic abnormality in methylation..... Which appears to be central to their illness. Carl Pfeiffer, MD, PhD of Princeton, NJ was a pioneer in this field. (Oct 3, 2003)
About 25 years ago, Dr. Carl Pfeiffer (Princeton, NJ) identified the condition he called "histapenia" or histamine deficiency. After studying the metabolism of more than 20, 000 schizophrenics he learned that this
"low histamine" syndrome was common in anxiety, panic disorders, and classical paranoid schizophrenia. His enormous biochemistry database revealed that most histapenics suffered from (1) copper overload and (2)
deficiency of folic acid and/or B-12. More importantly, he found that aggressive therapy using folic acid, B-12, and B-3 usually produced dramatic improvements in these persons. Pfeiffer thought the improvements were largely due to elevating histamine levels in the body & brain.
Subsequent research has indicated that the improvements are due to normalizing the methyl/folate ratio. This ratio is important in the BH4 rate-controlling step in catecholamine synthesis (dopamine & norepinephrine). Also, methyl/folate abnormalities can impact genetic expression of many biochemicals. At any rate, too much methyl results in overproduction of DA and NE, and vice versa.
Most traditional autism experts believe that autism is "incurable" and that the associated "mental retardation" cannot be reversed. This is so wrong!!! There are tens of thousands of families that despair upon hearing this pronouncement..... And just give up! Please continue your efforts to get the truth out --- It could make a big difference in the life of many of these children. (Feb 20, 2003)
For years, autism was the most difficult population for our clinic to work with, compared to persons diagnosed with behavior disorders, ADHD, depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar, or schizophrenia. However, this has changed following our discovery of the central importance of the metallothionein protein in ASD and development of metallothionein-promotion therapy
At Dr. Rimland's request, we carried out a small outcome study about 6 months ago which measured the impact of MT-Promotion for 46 patients. I presented the results at a D. A. N. "Think Tank" at which Dr. Amy Holmes' outcome results for MT-Promotion were presented by Stephanie Cave. There is no doubt that autism outcomes are far better at the Pfeiffer Center since MT-Promotion. Our group of 46 patients ranged from ages 3 to 18. A few of the families were unable to achieve compliance & a couple others gave up after a couple of days. More than 85% of the 41 families that achieved compliance reported impressive gains in cognition, speech, and socialization. More than 20% reported irritability and sleep problems, usually coincident with improved cognition or speech. Only 10% of the compliant families reported zero progress.
We have seen more than 2,000 autism-spectrum children.... And agree completely about the value of sensory imputs. I've become convinced that the primary problem in autism is not so much a damaged brain, but rather a brain that has not completely matured. PT, OT, etc shower the brain with stimuli which enhance development of new neuronal connections which are especially needed in the hippocampus & amygdala of autistics. Biochemical therapies which normalize the pruning, development, and growth inhibition processes in the brain are also vital. (Feb 3, 2003)
My clinic has seen more than 2,500 autism-spectrum children and I'm convinced that most of these kids have above average intelligence. We've seen many who were labeled "retarded" with IQ scores below 50..... Who later had IQ scores above 120 following therapies such as CF/GF diets, metallothionein-promotion, normalization of the G. I. Tract, behavioral therapies, etc. The problem is with the test methods, not the innate intelligence of the children.
In my opinion, a wide variety of environmental triggers can trigger autism, including oxidative stress (e. g., mercury), immune crises (e.g. Multiple vaccines or serious illness), severe emotional or physical stress, etc. It is very possible that the stress of circumcision could cripple metallothionein & impair brain development, at least temporarily. I'm not aware of peer-reviewed evidence of differences in autism incidence between circumcised and non-circumcised children.
Stresses of all kinds deplete metallothionein..... In persons without metal-metabolism disorders, the stress automatically induces production of more metallothionein. In autism, the metallothionein system has gone AWOL. (May 17, 2003)
Our Center's autism outcomes have greatly improved since beginning metallothionein-promotion therapy. It's no longer a surprise when a young autistic child becomes free of all traces of autism. We are a public charity and have made this protocol available to more than 100 doctors, many of whom report treatment successes. MT-Promotion must be done very carefully to avoid zinc depletion which can result in temporary worsening of behavior, stimming, enuresis, etc.
Most ASD individuals exhibit a genetic tendency for undermethylation. A relative few exhibit a genetic tendency for overmethylation. However, it's important to consider the impact of (1) inadequate diet and (2) inefficient digestion/absorption which is present in most of these individuals. Regardless of innate tendency for methylation, many ASD individuals are starved for all components of the SAM cycle and MTHF. In other words, they are deficient (across the board) in most nutrients. Two of the greatest deficiencies in ASD appear to be B-12 and methionine. B-12 is one of the most difficult vitamins to assimilate in healthy persons, and the situation is much worse if significant G. I. Tract problems exist. The principal source of methyl groups is methionine from dietary protein. However, most ASD children receive inadequate amounts of dietary protein AND are very inefficient in cleaving the complex proteins into the amino acid units to enable absorption. Folic acid is also in a deficiency state in many ASD children...... Including children with a genetic tendency for overmethylation and folic acid overload.
Supplementation of any nutrients which are in a deficiency state leads to better health and overall functioning. However, care must be taken to limit the supplementation of nutrients which tend toward overload (for genetic reasons).
Therefore supplementation of folic acid and B-12 can help an undermethylated ASD child who is deficient in these nutrients. However, these same children TEND to develop excessive levels of folates.... and vigilance is needed to avoid going beyond correctioon of the folate deficiency.
Most ASD individuals exhibit a genetic tendency for undermethylation. A relative few exhibit a genetic tendency for overmethylation. However, it's important to consider the impact of (1) inadequate diet and (2) inefficient digestion/absorption which is present in most of these individuals. Regardless of innate tendency for methylation, many ASD individuals are starved for all components of the SAM cycle and MTHF. In other words, they are deficient (across the board) in most nutrients. Two of the greatest deficiencies in ASD appear to be B-12 and methionine.
Aggressive methylation therapy can be very successful, but usually involves a very slow response. Typically, treatment with methionine, calcium, magnesium, B-6, etc requires about 2 months before the patient before any progress is evident --- and 6-12 months are required for all of the benefits to be attained. Please note that whole blood histamine is a marker for innate methylation tendency, but is not an indicator of wellness or the degree to which undermethylation has been overcome. Undermethylated patients can become quite well without their histamine lab results changing at all.
One way to speed up the process of recovery is to use SAMe supplements in the beginning. Undermethylated patients usually report nice progress after the first week or two. SAMe is quite expensive, and can be gradually
replaced by methionine after a couple of months.
Pfeiffer Treatment Center
Health Research Institute
4575 Weaver Parkway
03/10/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "This explains why the initial Russian treatments of Autism were seeing exceptional healing rates using Dimethylglycine (DMG). Many nutrition manufacturers have combined most of these good methyl donors in one formula usually labeled "homocysteine formula". It's important to never take methionine without sufficient B's, especially B-12 so as to not actually create enormous amounts of homocysteine. And for those who do not respond to this standard nutritional protocol, most all these B's are also produced in their biological active or coenzymated forms. B-12 as Methylcobalamin, B-6 as Pyridoxy-5-phosphate, and a new active Folic Acid."
03/10/2012: Dud from Up The Creek In, Wv, Usa replies: "in reply to : 03/08/2012: Monaque from Chicago, Illinois writes: "I forgot to mention when my son was admitted in the hospital at 4 for the seizures he was given a dose of dilantin and ......"
You have asked this forum if any one has ever heard of the drug "dilantin" being used for any other disorders other than it's normal use for epilepsy siezures. The answer is : yes. It is on record as being used for about 80 other conditions. About 15 years ago I got a free hardback book on dilantin, witten by a millionare by the name of Jack Dreyfuss. He wrote the book and distributed it free of charge, to anyone that asked for it. He used dilantin to treat his depression. He found out it was a powerfull medicine for many diseases, but the industrial-military-pharmaceutical complex could not make money on it, because the patent had run out many years ago. So they ditched it.
Mr Dreyfuss created a $ 70,000,000 [70 million] medical foundation just to spread the word about the good news about dilantin. He died in 2009 at the age of 96. the books he wrote are still available for sale. His medical foundation has a website on the internet, telling about dilantin research, and all the details of it's use. Go to: http://www.remarkablemedicine.com .
QUOTES FROM HIS WEBSITE:
Jack Dreyfus and The Story of a Remarkable Medicine. DILANTIN
This web site is dedicated to the life and work of Jack Dreyfus, founder of Dreyfus & Co, the Dreyfus Fund, and the Dreyfus Health Foundation, set up to researching the benefits of a drug called Dilantin (phenytoin).
You can read how Jack dealt with the severe depression that affected him in the late 1950s. After seeing a physician six days a week, for over five years, Jack had the incredible luck to think that the depression was caused by inappropriate electrical activity in his body. He asked his physician to allow him to try the drug, Dilantin, that was used for epilepsy. To the surprise of both Jack Dreyfus and the doctor, he returned to good health, promptly. This section looks at Jack's efforts to bring this remarkable drug to the attention of doctors and the United States government.
Finally, in "Clinical Studies, " you can read some of the thousands of studies in over 350 medical journals that have shown the usefulness of phenytoin for a wide range of ailments. This section has been updated with over eighty new studies from the 1990s and 2000s, showing that Dilantin is useful for even more conditions than previously thought. Feel free to take the information on this site, or the books, to your doctor.
Most people live one life; Jack Dreyfus lived two. One of the greatest investors of the twentieth century, his first life was filled with remarkable accomplishments as he founded the highly successful Dreyfus Fund. His second life began in 1963 when, in the midst of a severe depression, he did an unheard-of thing: he asked his physician for a medicine not known to be useful for his symptoms, and returned to good health almost overnight. When he saw six others have similar results, he realized he had an obligation to investigate further.
Jack Dreyfus retired from two highly successful businesses and established the Dreyfus Medical Foundation. Through the Foundation, he worked tirelessly, with no financial interest, to show how this medicine-phenytoin has been reported useful in thousands of medical journals for more than eighty symptoms and disorders ranging from thought, mood, and behavior disorders to cardiovascular, neuromuscular, and pain ailments. The Foundation now has programs in dozens of countries around the world providing assistance to millions of people suffering from psychological and physical difficulties.
Jack Dreyfus died peacefully on March 27, 2009 at the age of 95. "
03/11/2012: Jasonmchicago from Chicago, Il replies: "MONAQUE from what you are describing he may have Lyme Disease. It is VERY difficult to diagnose. You need to have both your sons take an Igenex test. It is located in California. You have to call their 800# and they will send you a kit. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE look into this. The test that your regular doctor give is NOT accurate. Your regular doctor may not even know about Lyme. Even Igenex isn't super accurate. Lyme disease is everywhere (google it) and it can manifests in muscle, joint, neurological, sleep, etc. Problem. All over the place. It is really strange. I went to over 30 health professionals before I got the right diagnosis. I'm treating it now and am seeing improvements. It takes some over 30 years to get a diagnosis. It mimics fibromyalgia, MS, Parkinson's, ALS, Muscular Dystrophy, Psychiatric problems, etc. Best of health. JasonM"
04/03/2012: Shoncherrie from Chicago, Il replies: "Thanks to everyone for their input and information. I will be looking into all of them. I will keep you updated with my son's condition."
12/20/2011: Mziwakhe from Pretoria, Gauteng/south Africa: "My sister is very ill it's been a month now and is not eating anything because when she tried to eat, she vomits and she is 23 years of age. I think she is poisoned. Now I just want to know what must I do because I have gone to a lot of doctors- they do their tests but nothing has been found."Replies
12/20/2011: Dud from From The Woods Of, Wv, Usa replies: "IN REPLY TO: Mziwakhe from Pretoria, Gauteng/south Africa --
I have little experience with this, BUT until someone with more experience does reply; I will offer this advice:
1. the symptoms suggest you are correct; that she has been poisoned; specifically the liver organ is poisoned and stopped digesting activity.
2. the most important thing to do is find the source of the poison in her environment, and remove it. After you do that, then treat her for poisoning.
3. Stop all solid food intake to her, she can not digest it, and it will rot inside her and cause her to be poisoned by un-digested food. give her only clear vegetable broths, & clear herb teas if she can tolerate these. No solid food of any kind. The one exception being psyllium seed mucillage.... which is not a food, and will pass on thru the gut without being absorbed thru the gut wall.
4. Treat her for poisoning. assume pesticides, fungicides, chemical solvents, arsenic, fluorides, food preservatives, food grain pest treatments, etc etc etc. treat thru the gut to try to get the poisons out thru the bowel. Expelled thru the bowl.
5. Try these agents:
a. food grade wood charcoal powder, mixed in water as a slurry, and drank. possibly mixed with psylla seed powder in water mixture. This is used to absorb toxins in the gut, and transport them out of the body, via the bowel.
b. food grade clay powder, mixed with water and drank as a slurry, possibly mixed with psylla seed powder, as a drink. This is to absorb toxins out of the gut and transport them out of the body.
c. psyllium seed powder, to be mixed with water and drank quickly before it gells. This is used to move the bowels, and cleanse the food tube. To transport toxins out of the gut.
d. Alpha Lipoic Acid pills: specific to detoxify the liver of poisons. very powerfull. Very effective. Much research behind it. Safe to use. non-toxic substance.
e. silmaryn extract pills; from milk thistle seeds: used to remove toxins from liver. Very effective. Very powerfull. Safe to use, non-toxic substance.
f. Castor oil packs put over the liver area. Research Edgar Cayce treatments using it. Very powerfull. Very effective. Safe to use. Non-toxic when used externally in a liver fomentation.
g. Coffee enemas: used to detoxify the liver, thru the bowel. Coffee enemas cause the liver to expell wastes and toxins into the bowel, where they can be expelled out the bowell. Research especially Max Gerson method of using them.
f. seek out and try to use local african herbs that are traditionally used to treat the liver. Choose one or more liver herbs to support the liver, and give as liquid teas.
6. Use the above substances by researching them on the internet, and finding the specific amounts and dosages to give, and the proper way to prepare them..... or by finding a herb doctor , or naturopathic doctor who knows how to use them.
7. If you can not find out the specific doses, etc, to use, then reply back to this forum and ask for more help, and I will try to help you determine the specic dosages to use. Or other members of this forum will.
There are no doubt many more substances you can use for internal poisoning antidotes, but the above ones can be a start. Tumeric is probably also a powerfull blood cleanser. Research it also. Also research the sweating herbs, to get a pathway for the toxins to go out thru the skin. Same for the diuretic herbs, to get the toxins expelled thru the kikneys. Perhaps also lay the patient in a bathtub of warm water with 2 quarts of epsom salts dissolved in the water, and try to pull the toxins out thru the skin, into the bath water, by osmosis of the epsom salt water."
12/21/2011: Timh from Louisville, Usa replies: "Mziwakhe, if there is any CLAY in your area, mix a spoon of C with cup of water and have her drink. Also search for MMS (Miracle Mineral Solution) Genesis II Church minister in your area. Here is a link to the website http://www.genesis2church.org."
12/25/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Most of the problem appears to be liver toxicity from food poisoning. I had my mother on food poisoning treatment, who also couldn't keep the food down years ago, and could not eat for three days. I tried magnesium chloride on my friend and it worked before (10 drops), but it did not work, but what I tried on my mother was frozen royal jelly, one teaspoon only and that did the trick! There are others who can't eat and was cured with B50, taken for three days, those are generally nursing home people. In other cases was the cause of liver toxicity (as in cancer) and caffeinated coffee (warm) solution was administered rectally did the trick. The food cannot get down because most cases the stomach cannot digest it, because it lacked Hydrochloric acid, so you can get betaine hydrochloride or hydrochloric acid concentrated. To prepared hydrochloric acid concentrated, it needs 5 drops to 6 drops, not exceeding 8 drops per full glass of water. Then take it through the straw, not to finish the whole glass and that usually helps. Once she begins digestion, take a strong dose of digestive enzymes, that will allow the digestion to keep working. Then give the liver a detox, with milk thistle which is easily found, and B complex to help the liver. Then you can give N acetyl cysteine, capsule only, remove capsule, and give that 3 to 5 times a day 250 to 500 mg. The N acetyl cysteine is vital towards detoxing and liver support. If there are any problems then I might add alpha lipoic acid and milk thistle, for regeneration of the liver and further detox.
03/03/2013: Nech from Kimball, Sd: "My husband is having an unknown pain. It starts in the middle/lower part of his diaphragm and radiates around to his left shoulder blade where it hurts the most when it happens. It's been sporatic, but he feels it gets a little better after he eats a meal. It's improved a little since he got a massage a few days ago, but is still experiencing it. The massage therapist said it could be a stomach ulcer, but by reading this website, those symptoms don't seem to line up. What could it be and could there be a natural remedy to help? Possibly more baking soda or apple cider vinegar?"Replies
03/04/2013: Oscar from Syracuse, New York, USA replies: "Nech from Kimball, Pains that occur in or near the heart that also result in pain radiating anywhere on the left arm [ especially the shouler area ] should be examined by a qualified MD. Such pains can and often do result from some sort of heart problem. You need to have this checked out by a qualified MD....Oscar"
03/20/2013: Nech from Kimball, Sd replies: "Thanks for you input Oscar... However, my husband has seen the cardiologist more than once due to other issues similar to this one in the past. He's done more than one stress test on the treadmill, done the heart monitor more than once and he's always gotten a clean bill of health. The doc told him to stop worrying and that he was just so healthy. So where do we go from here?"
03/20/2013: Art. from Vancouver Bc., Canada. replies: "To Nech from Kimball SD.
I have to say I can relate to your husband's chest pain. I as well had to have my heart checked and it was good. It was reference pain from my Gall Bladder and it was bad. What cured it for me was a big mouth full of Olive Oil, I noticed a calming effect within 20 minutes. I did this until the pain left and never returned until last week. I used the same method again and this time it only took the one gulp. I rinse with mouth wash right after because I can't stand the taste. Some times the simplest remedies baffle others.
I hope it works for your husband. Let us know.
03/21/2013: Suzzie from Portland, Oregon replies: "I had the same symptoms and went to the ER over a dozen times because I thought I was having a heart attack. After many doctors and specialists it turned out I had asthma. It was affecting my shoulder because I had a previous injury to it from a car accident. It may not be the cause of his pain, but it is something to look into. Who would think asthma could cause chest and shoulder pain? Not me."
[QUESTION] 03/27/2010: Nkk34 from New York, Ny: "Severe pain at ankle with bulge, but no diagnosis
Hello! Hope someone can help me as Dr's can't!
I have developed a very strange bump just above my ankle and it aches and my running days are over due to this constant pain and bulge. Went to the Dr and told me its inflamation, but then another Dr told me it has something to due about my muscles. I have don the ACV, the oil pulling, the epson salt and even took anti-inflammatory drugs to assist and nothing has helped. My Chiropractor massaged the hell out of it one day and it helped, but its been 5 months now and I am still in sever pain. Can anyone understand this or help?
07/08/2012: Phil from Rio Dell, Ca Usa: "Let me present my symptoms and signs. First felt the effects one week ago today. It feels like the flu but, then again, it feels different. Intermittent fevers, minor stomach upset, occasional muscle pain that travels, persistent cough. Last night it appeared to be going away but this morning it's back again strong. Very little appetite. I feel hunger but cannot think of anything I want to eat. Malaise. I generally prefer to treat myself naturally and am not the type to dash to the doc. Passing no sort of infected or bloody discharge. Ideas? Treatments? Oh, also, I am married and do not engage in an at risk lifestyle. 57, been in great health for years, 190 lbs., non-smoker"
[QUESTION] 11/02/2010: Phil from Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom: "Can anyone help or advise, I get hot flushes on average twice a day, usally at about 1pm -2pm and it lasts about a half an hour and then the next one would occur at about 7pm and lasts about the same amount of time, I have had this now for near enough ten years. I get red across my nose and cheeks when I have these hot flushes but now after years it is staying red. The redness isn't blotchy and I have no pustules. I have done a bit of reading and it is hard to pinpoint what I have, could it be, rosacea, hot stomach, thin skin on my face, circulatory issues, hormones.. Please help, what can I do to get rid of this as it is affecting me pshychologically now..."Replies
11/03/2010: Coregon from Medford, Or replies: "For hot flash relief I've found the following to be very helpful:
- eat an avocado daily (don't know why.. But it works! )
- reduce sugar and alcohol
- eat small frequent meals (don't let yourself get too hungry or too thirsty.. This seems to bring on hot flashes)
- eat oatmeal
- take 400 mg of chromium picolinate daily (200 in a. M. And 200 in p. M. )
- take flaxseed oil capsules 3x day (these really work! )
- take Vitamin E complex 2 x day
- drink lots of water
- wear all cotton fiber clothing (avoid polyesters)
- sleep with 100% cotton sheets and pillow cases
- spray your bedroom with lavender oil and water at bedtime (calming cooling effect)
For the emotional part of hot flashes (we expect them and get tense when it starts happening), try saying to yourself "I am cool, this will pass in a moment" and take deep breaths. Stressing about it only makes the hot flashes worse. If I had to pick 2 things out of the list above that worked the best, I'd say the avocados and the flaxseed oil :)"
11/04/2010: Phil from Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom replies: "Thank you so much for your advice, I am going to do this right away and hope for some good results. Kind regards, Phil"
12/13/2012: Ramona from Gauteng: "I am 34 year old female. In dec 2009 I was stung by something at the beach on my left arm, whatever it was had a tail. It think it was a jelly fish. Anyway I forgot all about it and was fine. In mar 2010 I was watching TV and felt a cold sensation on my left side of my head, which progressed into tingling on my left side. I was immediately admitted to hospital and was seen by a neurologist. No official diagnosis given, just that it was a TIA.
Since then I have never been okay, I have had on and off pins and needles, weakness, pain all on my left side. The symtoms dont happen together. it will be either one or the other. Been for 2 MRI's and many neurologist and they found nothing.
I also had psoriasis since I was 9 and in 2010 I started getting symtoms of the arthritis. I have been to a rhemotogist about 2 months ago, who put me on methotrexate. But I am still not well. I still have those weird symtoms on my left side.
I have also been to many homeopaths, but no one has helped me. This is driving me insane, suffereing for alomost 2 years and NO one can help me. Please help me!!!!"Replies
12/13/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Ramona, since you don't seem to have been helped by western medicine nor can they give you an explanation, I would highly recommend you find a Traditional Chinese medicine Dr. It sounds as if your body was already out of balance since you'd had psoriasis since you were 9 and this just furthered the issue. I am certain TCM would be able to understand why these symptoms are occurring. You also have not seen relief from homeopathy as well. In Chinese medicine, they see the body as a whole and the various organs, sides of the body, upward/ downward movement, all have meaning. They would check your tongue and take your pulses and palpate your organs and then treat you accordingly. Every person is unique so, symptoms could all be the same in various people but have different reasons for their manifestation. I.E. : 5 people could be experiencing migraines but all 5 people could have them for different reasons.
Anyway, I encourage you to research this as this system is over a thousand years old and works. Modern medicine is often just taking stabs in the dark. I hope this information helps you in finding answers. Best to you, Lisa"
12/13/2012: Anon from Anon replies: "Hi, It would help if you had a hair analysis test to see what deficiencies you have and then treat those. It could be that you have a magnesium deficiency among others. If it is magnesium an Epsom salt bath would help. The jellyfish sting and your body's immune reaction could have depleted some vital vitamins and minerals. Pls check and report back, thanks"
06/03/2010: Regulator555 from Grand Rapids, Mi, Usa: "So, I'm glad I found this site. Anyway, my husband has been suffering with an unknown illness for months and months. Here is the chronology: Early November 2009, a lymph node behind his ear swelled - huge. Warm compresses fixed it within 24 hours. Right after Thanksgiving, he was having chest pains and went to the ER. They told him that he had an acid reflux problem - probably GERD. He took antacids, etc. February 2010, right after Valentine's, things really started to go down hill. He was feeling horrible - headache, body aches, dizziness, chest pain, stomach ache. They said he had a virus. He kept going to the ER, they kept running tests, and he was given a bazillion diagnoses. He was told he had viral meningitis. They did heavy metal testing, CAT scans, blood tests, urine tests, an endoscopy. He has not gotten better. Since then, he has been diagnosed with viral meningitis, GERD, gastritis, kidney stones, prostatitis, diverticulitis, ulcers, and IBS. He's been on various meds - RX and OTC. Nothing has helped. He thinks he has cancer, but they haven't found anything. He's a mess. As it stands, he has generalized aches and pains all over, his chest muscles hurt, his testicles hurt, the base of his neck hurts, he has heartburn, abdominal pain, loose/yellowish stool, dizziness, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and difficulty sleeping. Today, he thinks he has Lyme Disease. Over the fall, he was cutting deer. Right around the time the lymph node swelled, we found a tick crawling on the couch. He never developed a rash or anything, but that's where we are now. Anyone have a clue as to what may be going on? He has a colonoscopy scheduled in August."Replies
06/03/2010: Melb from Hickory, Nc replies: "The initial symptoms you describe match a case of Lyme Disease my boss is recovering from. She went to the doctor complaining of swollen lymph nodes in her neck, headache, stomach ache, dizziness, and body aches. Even though she had no rash or bullseye pattern, the doctor tested her for Lyme and it was positive. I would suggest having the test performed. If, however, it comes back negative, find a good holistic practioner in your area. I was having a series of bizarre symptoms two years ago at the age of 37. Two doctors told me I was just getting old, one told me it was impossible for me to be having the problems I was having, and another diagnosed me with atypical Interstitial Cystitis which meant that I had a reaction to the test, but it didn't explain all my symptoms nor was it a typical response.
As it turns out, I had parasites and food allergies. And all the antibiotics prescribed by the doctors who were trying to do something--anything--to help me depleted two forms of beneficial bacteria in my colon which wreaked havoc on my system. Had I not gone to the holistic practioner, I would have been put on a medication that would have treated the pain, but eventually I would have ended up on disability and later institutionalized because of the dementia that was quickly progressing.
I thought I had every blood and urine test known to man performed on me by the doctors in my area, but the holistic dr. performed two simple tests that immediately clued us in to the major issues."
08/31/2010: Karen from Nuevo, Causa replies: "Sounds like Cryptococcus Patti Menengitis. Air fungus
That you breath in gives a mild cough easy to miss then moves on to digestive system causing nausea, etc. Then to heart causing chest pain then to brain causing confusion, dementia, parkinsons, memory loss even shizophrenia in last days. Come and goes. Very difficult to get diagnosed because it requires a spinal tap with alot of other test. I believe I have this myself. I also believe each of my cats dogs and horses had this before they died. I cannot say if it was the final thing that took their lives. But they all showed signs of this along the way about a year before they died. Google it. It is now in southern california. Never used to be. European newspapers report that this is killing hundreds of thousands in our country and is an epidemic. Yet I have not read that here. Each of us makes our own decision on what we chose to believe as truth. Search for yourself. Study the facts and good luck. As I am still looking for something that cures it. Antifungal such as fluconazole suppresses but does not kill it. They can give it in IV but still does not kill it. H202 at 30 drops a day did not kill it or essiac. My mom also showed signs of this as well before she died too. Next I will try MethyleneBlue. The rate in this country in deaths has increased in the last few years. Telling me there is an extremely high rate of death here in the Us."
09/01/2010: Wendy from Parksville, Bc. Canada replies: "My neighbour has the fungus that you are talking about. The cure for it is to take expensive pills 3x a day. A specialist in Victoria, BC figured out what he had, He is much better now. He has it in his lungs. You have to take the medication for 10 months. Contact me at my email and I can get the name of medicine if you are interested. But doctor prescription only."
09/01/2010: Jay from Toronto, Ontario Canada replies: "Re: fungal infections.... Please look up information on olive leaf oil extract. It is antifungal, antviral, and antibacterial. The liquid extract is better than the tablets or capsules."
02/06/2011: Robbie from Tampa, Fl, Usa: "My wife has been ill for about 7 years. We have tried all conventional methods. She takes all the major supplements. Very low carb and no sugar diet. She developed thrush along with all the other symptoms so reading through your site we decided to try taking ACV along with a garlic supplement, oregeno oil, Lugols Iodine 50mg daily. We have tried many combinations of supplements to help with what has been diagnosed as "Fibromyalgia" The thrush is gone!! But she still suffers from everything else.
I should list the symptoms although it pains me to do so. She has headaches, pain all over her body, aches in joints and muscles, stabbing in head. Dizzyness when standing for short periods of time, nausia, weekness. She has times of clammyness, sweating, constant sensations in her legs, itching all over (usually in the evening) She grinds her teeth at night when sleeping and sometimes when awake she has the sensation to do so. She has problems sleeping and falling asleep. She can't focus or concentrate on more than one thing (sometimes anything) She gets anxious and nervous. Shaky all over (she describes it as internal shaking) She says she sometimes she just can't turn her head off. There are a few days in between that she can somewhat function, but for the most part she is down. All traditional blood work is normal, slightly elevated white blood cell count, high Aldolase at 11.6. All hormone levels are good. She is still on one medication wich is effexor 75 mgs. (It is impossible to get off of). She has also recently had to take xanax for her episodes of anxiety. Been drug free otherwise for at least 5 years. And we intend to keep it that way! Sorry for the list, I thought it would be important to include. So, she does have fillings in her teeth. Her next thing is to be metal tested. I think it could be parasites, fungus, metal poisoning?? I read one of Ted's post's regarding these things and went and aquired the things he mentioned. Ted, could I get more specific info on implementing them. H202, Selenium, Echinacea, Sodium Ascorbate, Seasalt, Garlic, Magnesium, Apple Cidar Vinegar. Thank you for your heart to help people Ted and all!! " A man with many burdens needs many prayers"!!"Replies
02/06/2011: Marilyn from Oswego, Il replies: "God bless her. She is going thru what I have been for 14 years but now I know what is causing it. I also was on a benzo. When you take that it goes into tolerance withdrawel and causes all of these problems. Believe me it is hell. If you dont keep uping it, it causes tolerance w/d. I have also had many test and all say fibromyalgia. After doing all kinds of research I found it was the medication. Xanax is a benzo also. It is hell getting off and today I sit here w/d and crying cause of all the w/d symptoms. Write to me at
marilynsue15(at)gmail(dot)com and I will send you a website to go to and learn about it. Good luck and God bless."
02/07/2011: Robbie from Tampa, Fl replies: "Thank you for your advise! It has been years since she has taken Xanax. She just recently started using them prn. There actually was a time when addiction and withdrawal were an issue with much more than Xanax. That was years ago when she had to go through detox. We have both been delivered from more than one thing in our lives. God Bless You Too! "
04/02/2011: Thepatientone from Hanceville, Al, Usa: "I think this started almost two years ago when I started getting really tired after 5 or 6 hours into the day, as time went on it was about 3 or 4 hours into the day, I past it off as getting older, 59 now, then I started getting sick (listed below) last May of 09 I started going my Dr. about this, about Oct. 09 it started really getting bad, I had so many test done I can't remember them all, Doctors still don't know what it is or what kind of Dr. to send me to.
I'll try and rate them from 1 to 10 with 10 being the sickest
here's what happens when I really get sick, at level 5 and up, I'm so lethargic I can barely walk, eat, shower or function mentally or physically and my muscles turn to jelly, it feels like a toxic poison running though my system, my breathing is labored and my heart rate is up for about 48 hours before I start feeling better, several time a day (only when I'm sick) for about 5 mins my breath smells like poop, at about level 8 I have a unbelievable chill like I'm freezing my insides jerk, I have some pain in the lower abdominal area.
the backs of my legs hurt something awful, my hamstrings from top to bottom hurt so bad I can barely sit, it's a burning stinging pain
level 5 to 8: lemon, BBQ sauce, steak sauce, chili and anything tomato base the more tomato the sicker I get
level 3 to 5: any kind of gravy, sausage, chocolate, onions
level 1 to 3: beef, pork, chicken, cinnamon, paprika, any kind of salad dressing, tuna fish, vinegar orange juice and anything with vitamin C
I can get rid of the toxic poison feeling, the chills and lower ab pain if I drink a few beers and/or a small glass of red wine then I'm left feeling tired for a few days.
After doing trial and error for about five months finding out what foods made me sick I was fine for about six months, the last couple months I feel a little sick all the time
In Dec. Of 09 I had my Gall Bladder removed the only change was it would take 7 to 8 hours to get sick instead of 3 to 4
Note: I don't eat any of the foods I listed above.
Thanks for listening hope you can help.
04/02/2011: Just Chillin from Vannes, France replies: "Just a thought. Have you been checked for vitamin deficiencies? Doctors dont always do this, they usually just give out another pill!! You can look up all the vitamins on the internet, and they will give you deficiency symptoms. I recently have been feeling awful, and it turns out I have a B1 deficiency, and probably had it for some time. Hope you soon feel better, and just finding out what it is will help tremendously"
04/03/2011: Bill from San Fernando, San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Thepatientone... You seem to have a lot wrong with you, but you should be able to cure disorders such as yours over time. The reason that doctors cannot cure this sort of problem, which generally relates to auto-immune diseases like Fibromyalgia, CFS. GWS etc, which are difficult to successfully pinpoint and treat let alone diagnose by the medical route, is because of their thinking which is all based on... One germ-->one disease-->one cure.... This thinking is all wrong. It seems to me that you have a multiplicity of problems including low thyroid, adrenal insufficiency as well as liver problems with possibly intestinal problems as well. Insufficiency in these organs/glands always causes loss of energy, lethargy, heart problems because these organs are the major pathways for proper nutrient absorbtion, hormonal control, blood purity and homeostasis. And all this is aside from any pathogenic infection or disease that you may also have contracted so the cause permutations of these kinds of illnesses are enormous. But the root cause of these problems is always the same -- it is always the toxins and poisons that we eat, drink and accumulate everyday(including medical drugs), which primarily seems to cause major systems such as the immune system to first become weakened and depressed, allowing in all manner of diseases via toxins resulting in organ/gland insufficiency.
The first thing to do would be to get a hair mineral analysis done. This will tell you and gve you a clearer idea of the minerals that are lacking in your diet. This should also tell you what excessive amounts heavy metals, if any, you have in your body as toxins. When you know what minerals you are lacking, then you should supplement them. If you're worried about infections in your intestines, you could also arrange a stool analysis with your doctor. Doing this should give you more peace of mind and will also help in cure recommendations on EC.
Almost certainly, from your gallbladder, blood and energy problems, you seem to have an insufficient or damaged liver. The best way to heal the liver is using the specific multi-anti-oxidant therapy below. This therapy will repair the liver, get it functioning properly again by providing many beneficial anti-oxidants to help remove toxins from your liver and body as well. Combined with this protocol is iodine and magnesium supplementation, which will help to improve the thyroid, which will, in turn, help your hormone balance and should improve your energy.
Healing the Liver and Thyroid
* Chanca Piedra tea or herb capsules --- 1000 mgs twice day a day at mealtimes. Or you can drink the tea form 3 times a day.
* Milk Thistle capsules -- 1000 mgs twice a day at mealtimes.
* Alpha Lipoic Acid -- 300 mgs twice a day at mealtimes.
* Selenium -- 200 micrograms twice a day at mealtimes. The following should be taken outside mealtimes
The following should be taken outside mealtimes:
* Ted's lemon and lime body alkalizing remedy -- This will help to cure your blood acidity as well as acid problems in your tissue cells and will also help the liver. It also creates a bad environment for pathogens in your body.
* Iodine --as kelp capsules or as 5% lugol's iodine solution. Lugol's Iodine dose is two drops once or twice a day. Iodine also helps to remove fluorine and bromine toxins from the body.
* Magnesium -- as magnesium chloride, mag citrate or mag gluconate -- 250 mgs twice a day, morning and evening. This will help further support your thyroid and should give you more energy. Magnesium, together with tyrosine, also helps to convert iodide to iodine for storage in the thyroid.
* Vitamin C -- As ascorbate(alkaline form) not as ascorbic acid. Ascorbate C is an antioxidant which also aids thyroid transport and cellular absorbtion. This alkaline form should not cause you problems (Ascorbic acid is actually a pro-oxidant and is the acid form of Vitamin C).
Detox heavy metals from the body.
Eat cilantro in salads 3 times a week
Drink green tea every day.
Supplement everyday with chlorella/spirulina.
We have addressed your liver and thyroid issues which both have such a major effect on the control of the other glands and metabolism of your body. You could also supplement sea salt, Holy Basil and Olive leaf for adrenal insufficiency(energy) as recommended on EC if you wish but generally, when you heal the liver and the thyroid both at once, the adrenals seems to heal as well.
The herbal part of you liver remedy as well as the iodine should also help to address your intestinal problems as well. I know the Chanca piedra herb particularly well, as it helped to cure my own systemic candida problems and is a well known liver/kidney protective.
I would also advise that you look at the Borax remedies on EC since your problem seems to bear a close relationship and likeness to Fibromyalgia. Borax will remove fluoride toxins from the body, it balances the hormones and also kills specific mycoplasma and fungi pathogens in the body including candida.
When you know more from the hair mineral analysis and stool analysis or if you are unsure about something, you can always just ask at EC."
04/03/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Robert, re your symptoms it sounds like you have a digestive issue. The fact that your breath "smells like poop" I would think indicates that you have a problem in your stomach. Do you have constipation/digestive issues?
Also you say your problems are relieved by beer or having a small red wine. These foods are fermented food and good for your digestion by putting good bacteria into your gut.
There is a lot of information available on the internet re the fact that we destroy the good bacteria in the gut (which helps us digest the food properly) by many things, antibiotics, chlorine in the water, pasteurised milk, quick rising bread and many others. This makes our system toxic because we can't get the toxins out of our body. This toxicity can cause food allergies, candida, excema, headaches,
I would say you need therapeutic doses of probiotics, also digestive enzymes, fermented foods (kifir in coconut milk, home made yoghurt, fermented vegetables etc. To get your gut back in shape. ACV is also a fermented food. One glass of lemon juice a day is also meant to be great for you and will help getting your body into an alkaline state. Also an apple a day is also good for your body.
There are some great youtube videos on food fermentation, also google the GAPS diet which helps your body back to a proper state."
04/04/2011: Che from Roxas City, Philippines replies: "I wish to address this to Bill since he is from the Philippines. Two weeks ago I posted regarding myasthenia gravis which the doctor of my niece suspected because of the symptoms manifested were symptoms of that disease. I once again thank Laura and Tommy for responding to my post. However I could'nt find the supplements they were suggesting. Bill might be of help for me to find these supplements here in our country. I would be glad also if you could share your knowledge regarding this auto immune disease. You have mentioned several natural supplements here but I dont know where to find them here in our country. Please help me. I will be going to Manila this April for another opinion and also to hopefully look for a naturopathist who could be of help. We've gone to ICU for 4x this year. And I'm afraid we can no longer bring my niece to the hospital because of financial constraint. I just can't watch her suffer or watch her lost her last breath which I'm praying it will not happen to her. We are financially drained. I hope you could share your opinion.
serlche(at)yahoo(dot)com.ph I hope EC will not restrict me from publishing my email for this purpose. Thank you so much and may God will continue to shower his blessings for this wonderful site. My prayers for Ted that God will touch the hearts of people who are kind and generous. I will be praying for his fast recovery. May God preserve Ted's life so he could continue to magnify his mission."
04/04/2011: Michelle from Cambridge, Cambs / Uk replies: "Dear Robert, your awful symptoms sound like the same ones I had. I would advise you to get your cortisol levels checked. Overproduction of cortisol for years, from the Adrenals, causes these symptoms. Good luck."
04/05/2011: Bill from San Fernando, San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Che... You can buy all the above vitamins, minerals etc from the Healthy Options stores in most SM malls in Manila and Cebu. Here is a list of their locations:
Chanca Piedra(Phyllanthus niruri) is called Sampa-sampalukan in Filipino. It is a weed that is about 30 - 50 cms high and grows all over the lowlands of the Philippines. I use it as a fresh decoction(the best form) all the time. It is a unique plant where all the flowers and seeds are produced directly along the leaf stem or petiole -- that is why some also refer to this plant as "Seed-Under-Leaf". So this one might even be growing in your garden and it is free. Here is a picture of it:
Make a tea or a decoction of this plant and take it 3 times a day. It is very bitter tasting -- you can add orange juice to ths mixture if you like. You should also be able to buy Chanca piedra as capsules in Healthy Options.
The only nutrients you wont be able to buy at Healthy Options are Baking Soda(Sodium Bicarbonate), lugols iodine(use kelp capsules instead -- from Healthy Options) and borax.
Baking soda (Arm & Hammer brand) can be found in most SMs or CSI malls in the baking section.
I've never found borax anywhere in the Philippines -- I purchase some from a welding shop once -- it is used as a flux -- but I was unsure of any additives or impurities. My own source of chemical grade borax was purchased from Thailand. But you should be able to purchase Boron(same as borax -- Sodium Tetraborate) in Healthy Options stores as a supplement.
More specifically, myasthenia gravis is defined as a paralysing nerve disease due to a lack of acetylcholine production in the associated nerve cells. There could be multiple causes for this -- a lack of choline for its manufacture or some inhibition of either the Acetlcholinesterase enzyme or Thiolase enzyme involved in formation of acetylcholine in the nerve cell. The cause, which may give rise to this problem, could be either because of free-radical damage to these nerve cells or due to pathogen or viral damage in these nerve cells. There is also current research that suggests that there could be signalling problems -- as an indication of immuno-deficiency -- within the immune system which could give rise to these auto-immune problems.
Therefore extra options are that you might also want to try are clove oil, methylene blue low dose naltrexone.
Clove oil(5% clove oil mixed with 95% vodka), another one of Ted from Bangkok's therapies, can be used as a spray or wipe and must be applied to all joints -- especially the backbone. Clove oil is an anti-viral and when used like this acts to chase out any viruses hiding in the bone fluids. Thus clove oil can penetrate the blood/bone barrier to remove these viruses -- which is why clove oil is useful against viruses like Epstein Barr, Herpes and even cancer which also hide in the bone fluids -- as is the case with cancer, which is able to suddenly metastase and re-attack the body years later after remission. But when these viruses are forced out into the blood system, they will be attacked and removed by any strong and healthy immune system.
Rub the clove oil on and around every major joint -- elbows, shoulder, knees and ankles. Most important, rub this oil all the way up the backbone and neck. Apply the clove oil twice a day like this. It feels hot. This will drive out any existing viruses hiding in the bone fluids and the anti-oxidant therapy for the liver will boost and help the immune system to fight and remove the virus in the blood.
Methylene blue(MB) -- widely used in Ted's therapies for cancer, coma problems and Alzheimer's -- is a super-mitochondrial anti-oxidant that improves the cells energy production by more efficiently removing/neutralizing the free radicals formed inside the cell from the Krebs Cycle. This greatly boosts energy production efficiency and energy levels of cells. As well, methylene blue is anti-bacterial and anti-spirochete -- it has been used for over 100 years as a malaria cure. These days MB has been relegated for use as an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal for fish in fishtanks. So you can buy this at any aquatics shop (I found my MB in a hardware shop). This MB form has to be pure because fish are extremely sensitive to any additives and toxins. MB is normally sold as a 10% solution of MB. Dilute this down to 0. 1% and the dosage is 6 - 8 drops in a glass of water twice a day(take the last dose no later than 3 pm). This should significantly raise energy levels too. Always ensure you take methylene blue with daily Vitamin C(which is in the my protocol anyway)
I still take all the above remedies mentioned for different reasons. I'm over sixty now, with very little wrong with me. But it wasn't always like this.
Another method I have not tried, but one that seems to be having great success is taking low dose naltrexone(LDN) which seems to have remarkably beneficial effects for huge number of auto-immune diseases -- including MS, Alzheimer's, Parkinson, neuropathies and possibly even myasthenia gravis. See these links:
The dose -- which must be exact -- is only a single daily dose of between 3 mgs to 4. 5 mgs LDN with a glass of water in the evenings before bed. LDN works best in the sleep period between 11 pm and 3 am and is involved in both aiding homeostasis as well as hugely boosting the immune system against, specifically, most auto-immune problems. LDNS works by simply boosting the body's endorphin levels, which can strengthen the immune system by doubling or even trebling the levels of NK immune cells in the blood. You can probably buy generic naltrexone in the Philippines -- but you will have to get a pharmacist to formulate the low dose pills very accurately. Too much or too little naltrexone dose and it will not work. And I have no idea whether naltrexone must be prescribed by doctors in the Philippines or whether it is widely available. This is just another option for you if you wish. Speak to your doctor about using LDN, maybe he can prescribe it for you -- it is very cheap. In the past, naltrexone was used in much higher 300 mg doses to help alcoholics and heroin users get over there withdrawal problems. It is an older well known drug. The patent has also run out on this drug, so it should be cheap.
I would also like to add my own concern and deepest good wishes for Ted's rapid recovery. I hope he heals very quickly. I have also sent him a donation and my best for a speedy recovery by email."
04/05/2011: Robert from Hanceville, Al replies: "Thanks for the replies, some I have tried and the rest I'll try, lemon is out and some of the probiotics I can't do but the rest I'll start right away, I've search the net for two years with no results, there's just not a name for it and the Doc's give me that "don't belive you look" or never heard of such thing."
04/10/2011: Che from Roxas City, Philippines replies: "Sorry Bill its only now that I got the chance to read your post. Thanks an awful lot for your post. I will surely visit the healthy shop in Manila to purchase the suggested supplements. God bless and may the Almighty God continue to bless you with knowledge that you could share to the rest of the world who wants to be healed naturally. I appreciate so much your kindness and generosity to Ted. My prayers for him since I can't at the moment donate an amount for his medication and hospitalization but I know other's will. GOD WILL PROVIDE HE STILL HAS A MISSION."
12/25/2012: C0nfused2 from Woodbridge, Nj, Usa replies: "Hello, I was wondering if anyone has tried or if there is any feedback for Ted from Bangkok's therapies remedy of the below:
..."Therefore extra options are that you might also want to try are clove oil, methylene blue low dose naltrexone.
Clove oil (5% clove oil mixed with 95% vodka), another one of Ted from Bangkok's therapies, can be used as a spray or wipe and must be applied to all joints -- especially the backbone. Clove oil is an anti-viral and when used like this acts to chase out any viruses hiding in the bone fluids. Thus clove oil can penetrate the blood/bone barrier to remove these viruses -- which is why clove oil is useful against viruses like Epstein Barr, Herpes and even cancer which also hide in the bone fluids -- as is the case with cancer, which is able to suddenly metastase and re-attack the body years later after remission. But when these viruses are forced out into the blood system, they will be attacked and removed by any strong and healthy immune system.
Rub the clove oil on and around every major joint -- elbows, shoulder, knees and ankles. Most important, rub this oil all the way up the backbone and neck. Apply the clove oil twice a day like this. It feels hot. This will drive out any existing viruses hiding in the bone fluids and the anti-oxidant therapy for the liver will boost and help the immune system to fight and remove the virus in the blood.
08/03/2012: Robyn from Melbourne, Australia: "Dear Lisa, Bill, Ted, anyone, since I cant seem to discover the crux of this problem even after doing what everyone has suggested - is there any clue in, I have mentioned my white tongue, my adrenal problems, viral, metal toxicities, liver - phase 1 too high, phase 2 too low except Id been taking some dmso so there was a sulfur pathway, even though in terrible pain I try to do some ex so I walk & I cant get away from a petrol & perfume exposure. More recently I have tried a yoga, pilates class. Big room well ventilated, not too many problems with deodorants I can do a pilates class if I dont do anything that uses my neck or shoulders, bulging disc at c4, 5, t5 - that or just the fibro if I did all the they wanted me to Id be on the floor for a week. But yoga stretches 1 or 2 is OK. Anymore than that and I feel like Im poisoned. Its so incredibly painful Im almost in a coma. And can last for days. Am I ever going to find out whats going on?"Replies
08/04/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "Robyn, if you are not responding to oral nutritional supplementation or modified diet, it is very likely you have digestive problems like H Pylori, Stomach or Intestinal (duodenal) Ulcer, Leaky Gut Syndrome, Crohn's etc. H Pylori or Candida or any pathogen will cause these ulcerative conditions. Must first kill the pathogens then rebuild the digestive system.
Or, you could have some unknown Congenital Disorder. After suffering many physical and mental weaknesses over the course of my life, I have come to the conclusion that I must have suffered some nutritional deficiencies in embryonic development as the result of my mother being over prescribed a pharm diuretic. Recapitulate your life and note any or all major or minor illnesses and even try to learn of your mom's condition or any meds during your development.
If your Cytochrome P450 1 is too high and 2 is too low, it seems appropriate to use the herb/spice Turmeric or Curcumin.
To get down to the level of DNA repair, fasting or the antioxidant Resveritrol activates survival codons. Add Grapeseed or Pinebark Extracts to Resveritrol so as to boost the effects. Tune into YouTube and listen to healing DNA repair 528 hz harmonics. Here is one that has been helping me lately: 528Hz DNA Frequency - UNLOCK Your Codons!!!
Hope this helps and good luck!"
08/05/2012: Robyn from Melbourne, Australia replies: "thank you!! After many yrs of not being able to work and seeing many docs my mother did whisper she had taken that banned fertility drug to have me. I have had food allergies and bad insomnia since birth. Often sick, then the 3 biggies at age 32, now I live on morphine. So yes, stomach problems. The food allergies was never diagnosed, we didnt have the internet back then, no doc back then would ever suggest food allergies. I was probably born with candida and celiac. Any carb foods used to make me gag. But I kept eating them. I often wonder if I stopped eating my gut would heal. I use tumeric powder on my veg but its not as good as the real thing, is it?"
08/06/2012: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Robyn, the plain ol' turmeric powder from the grocery store is very useful. Could be the actual root is better, but the powder is powerful too."