I am a previously healthy 35 year old male. Worked out 5 days a week before this mysterious illness started. I have always been prone to fungal skin and nail issues had some minor asthma and a lung infection. Couple broken bones and was diagnosed with seborrheac dermatitis 12 years ago or so. Had blood poisoning as well in my teen years. For the last 7 months myself and my close family have exhibited odd symptoms. Mine have been very severe and included about 45 pounds of weight loss that has been almost continuous no matter what I do or eat. I have run lots of blood tests and scans and found little but a bit of elevated albumin levels, fatty liver and swollen spleen with neck arthritis. My pH is almost always acidic and I have been on a pretty clean and healthy diet for months now. I can't afford all the necessary supplements but I am taking a fibrin reducing one, probiotic, digestive enzyme, organic multivitamin and glutamine 12-20grams per day. I try to keep in stock b50 complex and vitamin c if I can afford it. My naturopath has been trying to rotate support and attack herbs but as we only know there is a systemic yeast infection and not the root cause we try to work on that. I have diverticulosis as well as mild gastritis and my organs are really weak as is my digestion. I am trying to figure out where to start and what are the most important supplements/foods and ideas to keep alkaline without eating nothing but raw and no meat or fish. I realize the importance of alkalinity and know that I probably have leaky gut and parasites which seem to be pervasive. There is also an unknown vector of something reinfecting myself and family. Unsure if it is fleas or lice or what. Hoping you can get me on the right track to manage my yeast so my body stops catabolizing itself. Alkalinity and proper protein and nutrient intake as well as helping digestion and increasing absorbtion and possibly someweight gain would be nice. Organizing supplements in order of importance and possibly helping to stop this weight loss would be awesome. I have seen some drink recipes with baking soda but worry with poor digestion it will get worse with those. Thank you so much and God bless you. This is to Ted in the Candida forum. My email is [email protected] and my name is Adam.
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines
Sacramento, Ca Usa
Ottumwa, Iowa, Usa
Hi I'm 34 yrs old female, had my baby 2.5 years ago. During last trimester of pregnancy I got melasma on my cheeks. Post delivery I ate about 12 Kgs of Carom seeds, black cardamom and fennels seeds over a period of 6 months with a vegetarian diet. I stopped breasfeeding after 6.5 months of delivery, but my melasma didn't fade, in fact I started to have constipation. Now my skin is very dull, its sagging and melasma is still there, plus over a period of time my constipation has become so bad that I can't pass on without taking a medicine.. I was diagnosed with Zinc deficiency (through hair analysis test) about 4 months ago, then I started to take Zinc supplement (45mg daily). M
I'm on above supplements for about 15 days (except the ones I started later like GSE, Sellenium etc. ). Since I have started this my joint pains have increased to a great extent, all my joints are very stiff and its hard for me to walk properly. My melasma looks a bit dark at times and my skin is getting very dull and a kind a dehydrated. I get headaches frequently (though not severe) and have vomit feeling as well. At times I feel like dizzi and not alert, at times feel like I will fall, tired and weak. Though I wasn't very health before starting these supplements but since I started them it has become much much severe then it used to be before. Not sure if all is working fine, since read copper detoxification gives rise to such symptoms. Anybody expreinced the same or similar stuff?? how long is it expected to continue?? how would I know if my copper is balanced now/
Recently my GP has taken a blood sample (results awaited in next 2-3 weeks) to test Artheritis, Thyroid (since I have started feeling too cold, I switch on my heater even then others will be moving around in sleevless tops complaining of hot weather), calcium and vitamin D imbalances. Any idea what all could be going on with me??
Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica
My husband has been ill for over 18months now. It has had so many different tests done. It all started with boils. Then with shortness of breath, fever, and blood in his bowels. They have run so many tests on him and sent him to another doctor. They say that he does not have mrsa. They look just like mrsa sores. I am afraid that they have gone into his lungs that's why he has shortness of breath and chills. He has been broken out now for three weeks he has about 35 sores some are large and very painful some are small. He has been very very sick. He has not been to a specialist yet. I just want him to see a doctor and find out what in the worlds whats going on with him.
Dear Wonderful Earth Clinic Friends,
I love earthclinic and have used many remedies from this site. I started hydrogen peroxide inhalation method and it has been fantastic for my scleroderma pain. I have a question, though -- I have a problem which is that my "hair hurts" -- sometimes it can be tremendously painful. I guess there is a problem with the folllicles. If I shave my head -- ie no hair -- then I have no pain (this is not a big deal for me as I cover my head for religious reasons anyway)! However, I was wondering if there is a solution for this problem? Thank you in advance!!
Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica
Hello to all of you with vast experiences and knowledge who may help me and others in return. I am a 55 yr old female with fibromyalgia. After some hopping around Earth Clinic I think I may have added Candida to my list of concerns due to reading the symptoms of others. I had back surgery 6 yrs ago. I don't eat junk food or drink soft drink or knowingly ingest anything with artificial additives. I eat fresh as much as possible, have mineralized natural salt and have mostly reduced consumption of gluten, dairy and sugar (very hard to do but trying). I am perhaps 10 kg overweight and this stubbonly stays regardless. I do eat quinoa, rice and use potato and cornstarch as alternatives to flour (maybe all starches have to go??). I use coconut oil and have tried the ACV and bi carb protocol without success (perhaps I need to stay on it longer. Before or after meals???) However, my skin is clear, breath sweet, hair healthy. Perhaps the simplist and shortest way is to list my problems:
Aches in various parts of my body esp back, thighs, hips shoulders, tops of arms, hands and feet (3-4 years now).
Symptoms worse toward evening, through the night and morning.
On rising my back and hands are stiff. Sometimes I cannot make a fist.
Eyes easily bloodshot (dry eye)
I bloat easily (uncomfortable and inconvenient). Constipated (candida??)
Have arthritis in my knee (told I will need a knee replacement in a few years time) and tendonitis in my hip (18mths now).
I always have the feeling that I would like to 'zip off' my body as it always feels heavy and achey.
I take vit C, calcuim, and zinc and go through sprees of juicing veg for a boost but nearly everything I do takes effort and I'm so tired of going round in circles, spending hours trawling the internet trying to connect the dots. I refuse to rely on phamacuticals and am about to give glutisthione a go. I warmly welcome any suggestions. Thank you.
San Francisco, Ca, Usa
New Jersey, Usa
San Fernando, Philippines
Wb, New Jersey, Usa
Hi Anonymous ; It's encouraging that you have some improvement, but the remaining symptoms are still to hard to bear. My guess is that the B12 in the supplement isn't being absorbed properly and that there is a need for more of it to be taken in a more easily absorbable way. Consider adding a sublingual lozenge of methylcobalamin ( an active type of B12), daily. 1000-5000 mcgs. is the average amount for many people, some need more or less. This is what helped with my own multiple chemical sensitivities.
As I recall, it took some months to recover, 6 or so. It was slow, and I would forget that some odors no longer bothered me. Of course, some odors are warnings that we should avoid them. I see here that people have made excellent suggestions to you, so I'm just adding the B12 to them. It also lowered my pulse rate, stopped my dizzyness, and improved my lung function, in time. The brain fog can get in the way of remembering to take it daily, so it helps to set it out in a prominent place for a while, and to take it at the same time daily. Morning is a good time.
Las Vegas, Nv
St Paul, Mn, USA
I suffered immensly from mold exposure during pregnancy. The pregnancy fortunately went well despite this, and I was fine after escaping the mold, however, after the birth it all went downhill. I have several issues, mostly regarding ear itch, congested throat, excessive plegm, often with gray things, blue or lime green balls in it, (sometimes it also looks like dried blood), lung fungus, horrible back pain (inside the back if it makes sense, mostly not the bones themselves). Have been sleeping on the floor for months, the only place where it does not hurt to lie down, however, it is horrible to wake up, since I am always in lot of pain. Also my joints are painful and my knees hurt a lot. I have random pain everywhere, sometimes inside my arm, my hand, my leg, anywhere really. My sinuses and my throat, as well as my ear feels clogged. Every time I went to the doctor, they try to feed me antibiotics, which can kill me due to my lung fungus (don't know the sort, but that was the diagnosis, with the blood coughing and the rest... ). Last time, I was prescribed 6 (SIX! ) different antibiotics. Needless to say, I did not take any and do not want to go to the doctor anymore. They treat every single symptom by itself and make me sicker..
However, I am tired all the time and dizzy. I gave birth 4 months ago, but have no energy for my baby and running out of milk, which is horrible since he does not tolerate formula and breaks out in eczema so I do want to breastfeed him. I also have eczema on my left ankle bone and on the foot. The VCO has not helped much regarding the eczema or anything to be honest. My condition worsens every day and I am on the verge of suicide, have no energy whatsoever. I also experience signs of depression, OCD and agression. I find it extremely painful to have intercourse and am unable to use a small tampon even. It is extremely hard on my marriage and my husband has become emotionally and physically abusive after this hard period. He does not understand what I am going through. I have become extremely allergic to many substances after the mold, dust, smoke, detergents, strong smells... He does not take me seriously and aggavates it all by not being careful and fighting with me constantly, calling me names and causing me enormous stress every day. My health worsens by day, I have no wish nor energy to live, and I can't even stand up sometimes since I am so dizzy.
I have no idea what is wrong with me.. I assumed aspergillosis or systematic candida, do you think this is what it sounds like? I started taking collagen for my back, which helped, but I have such a strong brain fog, and forget taking stuff, doing daily chores etc.. I did oil pulling with sunflower oil, but had horrible side effects, too much plegm, rash, acne, eczema that I still have etc... Virgin Coconut Oil did nothing when oilpulling.. Virgin Olive Oil has been ok, but I feel not much difference, takes up phlegm a bit, but that is all.. I also take a probiotic shot with vco, and I take some sodium bicarbonate in water sometimes. When it gets bad I inhale some h2o2, but nothing really helps.. It does help to drink a bit for energy, but the day after I have some very bad side effects and I get dizzy and cannot get out of the bed because of the fatigue... I am not sure if this is because of the h2o2.. I also sometimes take magnesium citrate. I do not remember to take any of it regularly due to the brain fog.
My life has been taken away from me and I do not know what to do.. I have cut down on sugar, but I live in Sweden, where even dark bread is made with sugar... And I have such a low energy, and I breastfeed so I cannot change my diet dramatically.. Less bread, no added sugars, no aspartame or sweetners and almost no milk products except for probiotic and ricemilk. I cannot cook due to the pain and most of the food I eat is health portion microwave food. In the last few days I also started experiencing chest pains on the left side. I thought that I was having a heart attack, although no numbness on the left side. The blood pressure is rather ok, but my pulse has always been high, while the bp was sooo low during most of my pregnancy (due to mold?) Now it is normal- 117 -75, but the pulse is 91. I had some cayenne pepper yesterday and it actually went away!! But this morning it was back, which I again remedied with cayenne pepper. The Virgin Coconut Oil I am using every morning is without smell, and a yellow liquid which made me wonder, it seems it's not virgin.. The virgin one is supposed to smell of coconuts, right? Now I am thinking the chest pains are due to the Virgin Coconut Oil (CO?) after reading some warnings..
I am soo so lost. Feels like I am going to die, and when it doesn't I just want to die because I feel so tired of just barely surviving.. I really am on the verge of giving up, I don't want my son to grow up like this, watching his mother dying on the floor, walking like an old woman at the age of 30, not being able to use a deodorant or eat a cake or have a normal life. Watching me crying in agony over back, join and chest pain and screaming and yelling due to instable mental state.. I cannot do this anymore.. You are my last hope, PLEASE HELP ME.. Thank you for existing!
Queens, Ny, Usa
New London, Ct
Syracuse, New York
Havelock, Ontario, Canada
North Royalton, Oh
Hi Anonymous ; This is an urgent situation. If there is any chance of harming each other and children, contact should be avoided. An excellent counselor needs to be contacted. ( My strong opinion about counselors is that they should be able to set a good example themselves to be able to treat others. ) Next, the emotional symptoms listed : Depression, Irrational Anger, OCD, and even Suicidality are associated with B12 deficiency. Dizzyness can be a neurological symptom of B12 deficiency. Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, chest pain, and pain anywhere that there is a nerve may also indicate low B12. These symptoms mean that the B12 deficiency, for whatever cause, are advanced. Oftentimes, the whole family may need treatment. Injections may be needed either at first, or for life.
Supplements may also be effective, such as sublingual types, (methylcobalamin), 1000-5000 mcg. Daily. The symptoms may take months to improve. Dizzyness may continue in the first month, so stay steady. The whole B-complex is needed, low dose. Niacinamide is very calming and may be felt in an hour or so. I recommend 500 mgs. Or less. Sometimes more at one time can trouble the liver and cause nausea. 5HTP with B6, can also be calming, also takes about an hour. I see you're taking magnesium, good, transdermal applications are great because you can feel it when you need it. A high potassium diet, with mostly vegetables is great for nerves and moods. It's good to avoid simple sugars, simple carbohydrates because they disturb moods. Vitamin E and CoQ10 help nerves and dry tissues. Nutrient dense foods are most helpful, good fresh liver, fishes, etc. are great sources of B12.
Vista, Ca, Usa
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Hello Anonymous from Gothenburg; Please do not give up I too felt like you, I am also allergic to just about everything so I know how you feel. I have a long story but I won't bore you with it although, I will tell you please please check your B12 and your Vitamin D3 levels I suffer deficiencies of both these vitamins and had most of your symptoms which in turn affected my thyroid (also check this). A deficiency can do awful things to our minds and bodies unfortunately the doctors don't always check the simple things and miss it. If you are not getting outside to get enough sun this will cause your deficiency in the D3 and I have found most of us with allergies do suffer from B12 deficiency also..
Just by correcting these two vitamins will make you feel so much better and at least enough to be able to cope and have more energy to look after your baby, and most of all give you hope. Once you have started the vitamins it works very quickly and I would also take some magnesium, all these vitamins will help you with the dizzy feeling the aches and pains and also depression. I find the D3 and B12 make me feel happier, my B12 was so low I have to have regular injections and my D3 was also low that I could hardly get out of bed and I would just feel so bad I would just cry because I used to feel I was never going to feel better but I did so don't give up hope you will get better just keep trying different things until you know what suits your body. One more thing if you are still suffering a mold problem please take a Probiotic regularly. Good Luck....
It's been awhile.. But the Herb that I thought a Weed is Fantastic.. Loaded with Vitamins E, C, Omega and many other.. Cost us nothing Free.. Just find it growing wild in your garden or out in the street. Easy to grow.. Just clip off a Branch.. Place in any kind of soil.. Keep damp for few days.. It roots itself.. Need little water. Just clip off a branch, several branches, place in your blender with 50% water some ice cubes. And blend if u do not like the flavor , add some carrots, will make it sweeter. Very, very healthy.. One more thing.. If you have stomach challenges.. I table spoon cinnamon to 3 table spoons raw honey.. In 3 cups of not too hot water.. Mix and drink during the day.. In about a week.. New stomach.. no pain.
stay well folks.. Ted.. Please do not forget him.. He spends all of his money on new remedies to get people healthy.. He wants all of you to be healthy.. He has no car and lives in one room.. He is on a mission. So Please when he helps you.. WE must help him with Donations.
my best, Alfred
Your site give me a hope kindly help me. I am 36 year old man. I have vomiting, spinning, inner hear noise for last seven years. I hear tones sometime in the day and voice (as the voice when water is boiling)all the day when I am awaken.
1. I have almost lost hearing from my right noisy ear.
2. I cant understand the words when there is lot of noise or more then two or three persons are talking.
3. I cant sleep on right side, when I turned on right on bed when I am awaken I feel spinning and vomiting at that time.
4. I have condition worse when I eat some specific foods.
5. I have often constipation. Sometime I have bowel of black or dark green colour.
6. When I stand after sitting more than 10 minutes on foot I feel spinning.
7. I feel very low pain and uncomfortable in my neck and down the back when I awake in the morning.
8. Some time I feel uncomfortable when I face lights at night.
9. Some time in night I feel thirst more then one time. I try to explain all my situation which I feel about my problem. Kindly help me and suggest something which help me.
Thanks, Arslan [email protected]
For the last two year ive been experiencing extreme weight loss. From 220lbs to 105lbs. I have pain in my feet as well as all over my body. Lately I have had panic attacks and very bad depression. I've been going to doctors and have had many tests done and they all come back normal. They tested for diabetes, std, tape worm and many more. I need help I can't lose anymore weight. I also have a hard time keeping food down now.
Mystery diagnosis, female
58 yr old female, postmenopause. Good general health. Have vaginal pain that feels like splinters are in there. Not constant, but often enough. I also have a urethral cyst that I'm using estrace cream for. dr sees nothing so, obviously, there's nothing wrong. I've had this for several years now and would sure like to get rid of it. could it be interstitial cystitis? I take 1/2tsp baking soda every morning, serrapeptase, selenium, zinc, multivitamin. I pee every 1 1/2 hours but A1c came back okay.
Would anyone know what causes the lower back of the head to become ICE COLD? When the back of my head feels cold and clammy it sets off severe sinus drainage. It feels like acid running down my sinuses, ear, throat and into my chest. Can it be an infection in my head? If I keep my head warm with a cap and stay away from cold drinks and fans I have no drainage. But the cold head worries me? The condition never goes away?
I have a question for Ted (and anyone else who has had a similar problem) since the end of October, about 6 months ago, I've been having a strange and gross anal discharge/leakage.
It started as a white kind of thick, pastey like substance. Over time it seems to have gotten thinner, more of a waxy and yellowish color. Sometimes it's very little and sometimes there's a little more. Never to where it's running or anything. Just to where I can feel it and need to go to the bathroom and clean up or take a shower if I'm home. Some days it seems to go back to the thicker white phase. Almost like a really thin cream cheese. Most of the time it's more of a greasy/waxy yellow. (I haven't actually touched it with my bare hands, I can only assume from wiping with toilet paper)
I've been checking on line for months now and haven't found exactly the same thing. A lot of people describe orange oil from eating fish or cashews. It's not that. Some describe a clear oily or puss like substance. It's not that either. I've also found people who describe a really disgusting fishy smelling stuff. After 3 or 4 months I finally forced myself to (close my eyes) and smell it. It hardly has a smell at all. Very faint and not like anything I could describe. Certainly not like anything that came from there, and not disgusting or fishy. Very strange. Also people have had these symptoms go along with their condition: stomach pains, constipation, diarrhea, painful BMs, bleeding, gas, cramping. I have had NONE of these. I don't believe it's from something I'm eating because there's nothing that I eat that much of for it to be going on for so long. I've checked here many times and haven't found anything either.
A few people with some of the problems I've described tried a peroxide enema (with water) and said that worked for them. But since their problems weren't really the same as mine I haven't done it yet.
The few that said they went to their Doctor have not gotten rid of it. They either gave them antibiotics that didn't work or just keep trying something else. One even said they had surgery that didn't do anything.
I know Ted is very busy with many requests for help and that is why I've avoided asking for so long and tried finding the answer myself. Now I'm really starting to get worried once I realized how long it's actually been. I would really appreciate any advice. (44 year old, male) Bill
Houston, Texas, Usa
Wake Forest, Nc