Posted by Bill (San Fernando) on 01/25/2015
Hi Pj Merk...Since you have such a multitude of problems that seem related to your candida I would break up the protocol that is advised in my book. I'm advising this because I think the combination of candida Herx or die-off, heavy metal detox and parasite-kill side-effects might be too severe for you.
Therefore I would advise, out of kindness to yourself, that you should initially take it slower and break down your protocol into the following three separate stages which would make it easier for you to cope:
1. Take the Full Hulda Clark Parasite Protocol for at least 3 months
2. Heavy Metal Detox for at least 1 month
3. Start the full anti-candida protocol.
My updated anti-candida protocol is a sort of quick reference cheat-sheet that might help you to more understand the main protocols given in my book. See this link.
Heavy metal detox can be achieved using a variety of nutrients such as sodium thiosulfate, lugol's iodine, alkalizing, chlorella(detoxes the intestines only) and raw cilantro(in your diet). All these nutrients are described in my book. Other detoxers such as tannic acid(1/4 tspn in a llter of water per day) or green tea could also be used.
Your methylation problems, pyroluria issues and high heavy metals all seem to be inter-related. These problems have probably all originated because of your low body levels of B6 and zinc. Zinc is very important for the immune system. Vitamin B6 is absolutely critical in the methylation transulfuration pathway as the main component of one particular enzyme that converts homocysteine to glutathione -- the master antioxidant and main heavy metal detoxer for the human body. This implies that your body's glutathione levels are extremely low, which is what has probably allowed heavy metals to accumulate in your body, unchecked, over a long while. So your high levels of Mercury, Silver etc don't surprise me. In other words the production of glutathione in your body will be almost non-existent. The normal way to ensure proper levels of zinc and B6 in your body in order to cure pyroluria is to take high dosages of zinc( 200 mgs to 400 mgs per day) and B6 (100 mgs to 200 mgs per day) -- but such a protocol should be properly regulated and monitored by a knowledgeable doctor. Folate is also necessary to help regulate the endocrine and adrenal systems properly. Methylation issues can be extremely complex and difficult to understand, so I have assumed that you have seen a methylation-literate doctor and he is advising you already on these issues(as well as aberrant MTFR gene issues). If you want a good website that de-mystifies the complexity of methylation issues without all the research alien-speak then try Ben Lynch's website.
Also, if you lack zinc in your diet or due to an issue like pyroluria then your zinc levels will also be low. Copper competes with zinc everywhere in the body, so if your body has no zinc then copper will replace it and will tend to increase in the body over time and this imbalance is not healthy for the body.
For the lack of lithium in your body I would take what Ted recommends -- 2.5 mgs to 5 mgs lithium per day. Too much lithium can have adverse effects on the brain. Take the lithium orotate form and avoid the lithium aspartate form.
Because you have under-methylation issues then this means that you will have high blood histamine levels and therefore you might also be suffering from excess inflammatory issues and pain and might also have food allergies or asthma. What would help here would be to take Black Seed Oil(Nigella sativa) -- two or three teaspoons a day. Bovine colostrum(as the powder) is the other nutrient that will help to repair leaky gut issues and stop food allergies because it helps to reduce the permeability of the gut thereby curing leaky gut and does so much more besides. See the research on colostrum here, here and here. Gymnema sylvestre tea or powder will also help to reduce blood sugar levels in your body as well as help prevent the candida morphing into its more virulent fungal form.
If your condition was helped with the diarrhea in Mexico then I would certainly advise taking the turpentine/castor oil protocol at least once a week at the full laxative dose (as advised in my cheat-sheet link above). This will help clear out the intestines on a regular basis thus helping to kill and clear out the candida and other pathogens in the intestines fairly quickly. This will also help remove biofilms, heavy metals and toxins from the intestines. But you will still have to clear out the fungal candida from the blood at the same time, otherwise the fungal candida will come back to re-infect the intestines again. The reasons are all described in the book.
A final word of caution with your use of lugol's iodine(LI). Because you body has such low levels of both glutathione and zinc, it would seem very likely that lack of both these particular nutrients in your body(which are critical for proper iodine processing in the thyroid) might cause you problems when you first begin to supplement LI. So initially start LI with a small dose and see how it goes. You really need normal levels of body glutathione and body minerals in order to avoid problems with higher dose LI -- so please go careful with LI.