Thank you for helping me figure out this puzzle! This is so exciting.
Chlorella-- How much chlorella do people take as they slowly titrate up their cilantro? Or which kind of chlorella? I was thinking of powder. Do people take the chlorella first and wait a half hour and then dose the cilantro?
I think my first priority is to save up and find a doc to do an OAT and check methylation. So I know what to take...
and Oh boy I think I'm in for some die-off fun as yesterday, was day 2 back on "B-Right" by Jarrow a B multi formula with 400 mgs of methyl folate and a small dose of methyl B-12. (since I'm starting back up on methylators I read it's best to go slowly.) I upped my iosol dosage to the equivalent of 2 drops of Luggols and I got "pleanty" of die-off! (I was confident to try this amount b/c I had given myself 15-20 drops of this weaker form two years ago for weeks and felt so much better).
So then I tried 3 drops of that cilantro tincture and a funny thing happened. My herxing calmed down. But I do feel brain brighter today with more iodine and tyrosine!
Chanca Piedra-- Can take just the Chanca Piedra for Both my liver support and kidney? I see some inexpensive tea on Amazon - I'm tempted over the pricey stuff. Any brand recs? New World Botanicals is pricey....
Mag chloride - Ok, I will go back to making your formula. And I can take it internally too? The magnesium chloride flakes I have are from "the ancient Zechstein seabed" haha. Last week I thought if I filled a bottle 70% with mag chloride and 30% with water, then I'd get a 70% solution? but maybe that is incorrect...
For the last 3 years I have repleted on magnesium and taken up to 1200 mgs of magnesium. (I read about Levoquin depleting and damaging magnesium uptake.)
Potassium-- For the last 3 months I've been trying that salt made with potassium chloride and getting 350 mgs or 1/8th of a tsp a day or more from that. Since I've been low sugar for most of the last 7 years where am I getting much potassium w/out fruits?...so I figure I must be low. Anyway, I think it helps my leg cramps. The potassium bicarb was too funky on my gut 2 years ago, so maybe I can try that on month two in a carbicarb? But I also see it was recommended in a pituitary axis protocol - 1/8th tsp...
Mitochondria, Methyl Blue, and antioxidants -- 5 years ago my antioxidant levels were low. My CoQ10 and B5 were low and this was with a "meh" Spectracell blood test. I think I read on one of Ted's posts ages ago that a couple drops of methyl blue a day or every other day would help my mitchondrial system? Is it an antioxidant?
also I don't take a multivitamin. So I read I need to get more A (to heal the gut lining) and E. I notice when I take CoQ10 I feel really good.
Iron-- I have heard that candida takes up the iron that you eat. There is a supplement that supposedly prevents this but I have not tried it. I think that candida is eating the iron I consume and I have low iron. I also have had heavy periods for years.
Pituitary, HGH, T3
I'm investigating a pituitary axis issue. Tomorrow I am seeing an nurse practitioner who is really good and I'm going to ask her to look at my hormones. Last year my cortisol, T3, HGH tested low. I learned that both T3 and HGH need liver enzymes for their conversion and use by the body. I don't know where the problem is but I support my adrenals. I found that taking B5 with B6 (like the Metagenics adrenal formula) with L-Tyrosine and Iodine really helped.
Since I have had more hair growth and have had pms for decades (although it's now much better with high mag, zinc and 5-Htp dosing these last few years) I'm wondering if I'm low estrogen. I do take up to 1T of MSM a day and I read that will grow hair!
I got a scan which showed I had a squished pituitary which is fairly common. I had a mild concussion 11 years ago. So, I really hope this hasn't been causing my asthma, fatigue, headaches, carpal and dizzyness. Maybe I should be detoxing it of Flourides? I was shocked that Boulder (health capital of the US) had been flouridating our water! I had no idea. My charcoal filtration useless... That means I've been drinking flouridated water for decades. Brilliant.
My goal is to recheck my T3 and HGH levels after 6 months on Nystatin or a candida protocol and see if they've normalized before trying something like armour. I'm realizing that I don't know what the correct levels should be. Doc said T3 is "a little low". We'll see if he's using a relevant reference range...
Would sodium thiosulfate be smart? Or too much right now. I just took 6 drops.
Acidity - -
I've been eating a lot of meat and this summer have cut down because of the acid blood factor that you talk about. Also I've done a couple bottles of cranberry powder to keep uti's at bay. I think you would advise to get off this?
Ferments, ACV, Brewers yeast -- I have not eaten any vinegar or ferments but I read mixed information so I'm confused! For your protocols ACV is ok but Only with BS? Is that correct? A friend said she had great success with ACV enemas. But I'm hesitant to try. I think I will do H202 enemas in distilled water first.
Have you heard that brewers' yeast supposedly eats candida? but I've been too scared to try it
Colostrum-- Wow this colostrum looks great. Do you think if I get it I really need to do the 1T 2x rec for leaky gut or not bother Or or if the 2 tsp 2x would be worthwhile... hmmm
Until I can get colostrum... one method I used 5 years ago to boost my immunity and break the cycle of frequent colds was 6 weeks on echinacea tea and i1 week off. I stopped only because I wasn't sure if the echinacea would kill the good bacteria in my gut.