I have had Grover's for at least the last 25 years. Flare-ups are coming more frequently and more intense lately, which is so disheartening. Sometimes my small bumps actually break open, bleed, hurt and sting. Soap and water really aggravate my outbreaks and I do suffer even more right after my shower. I too have tried all the dermotologists and their treatments and use steroid pills when "the rash" is at its worst - and I do get some relief but only during the 8 days course of steroids. In desperation, I looked online for a "natural" idea or supplement to help with GD. I found this site and I have eaten 1/2 bunch of cilantro for the last 2 days. I will be on my 3rd 1/2 bunch at lunch today. I have eaten it raw in my food. I have not tried a smoothy yet. I also took a Benedryl before bed last night to help with the itch.
I have to say, I do see a small improvement of my GD outbreak in just the last 2 days of eating cilantro. If this works, I will be eternally grateful to this site and this group. I will keep you all posted.
Just continuing my update as promised. Still on the Cilantro smoothies every single day for three (3) full months (March 21st). Today is June 19th. I might have missed maybe 3 days if that. Also, I take chlorella tablets at least 6 and sometimes 12. I never miss the 6 morning tablets cuz I take them with my smoothie. I frequently (like 50% of the time) forget my 6 evening tablets. Grover's is still there. Seems to be down about 75% but it holding at that level. Could be just the "transient" stage. Remember the acronym TADS. So no miracle at all yet. But I am going to continue with the "C. stavivum"--its species name--probably forever since I like the taste and cilantro has a lot of purportedly other good benefits (good to Google what they are).
I would still love to hear from others. Very silent on this section.
Robert from Chicago. June 19,2021
Madelyn from Idaho,
sorry for taking over a month to reply, ...seldom on here.... I will check that book out. My cilantro smoothie is def an everyday thing. It finally (after 4+ weeks) cleared up about 75% of my Grover's rash..... down to almost to a "take my shirt off level"...not quite....then flared back up suddenly maybe cuz I took a few days off my smoothie routine....just didn't get to the store for more ingredients....will stick with the smoothie this whole summer cuz I like it and cilantro is so good for you. Also gonna get my metals measured.....should have started at the very beginning...oh well. I will check back. Some encouraging news but not the miracle. That's ok. Thanks again for the book suggestion. Happy Mother's Day. I will check back periodically.
I've used an organically grown cilantro pesto (bunch of cilantro, walnut, or olive oil, small amount ginger made in a blender or processor) for mercury detox. I took a tablespoon every morning with breakfast and then after a few days added a tablespoon at night with dinner. The pesto can be taken during travel in a plastic container for soft foods for babies (seen at Whole Foods, or Nordstrom rack). It will stay fresh as long as it is chilled. I use freezer packs in an insulated bag with newspaper covering the packs and the containers on all sides so packs stay frozen. **Suggest that research be done on how to safely detox with cilantro**. My "spots" didn't itch, but were incredibly irritating. None of the pharmacy topical prescriptions helped. Apple cider vinegar in a 50/50 solution following when dry with 15% zinc cream for baby diaper rash did help. Also, only can wear loose cotton clothing and need to keep cool (ice packs helped when breakout was at its worst).
I do feel that cilantro does help resolve many issues of Grover's. I have had Grover's for over 2 years and felt my best just a few weeks ago after taking Cilantro in my morning smoothie and Chlorella pills just previous to consumption. I did this for 2 weeks and felt great and spots/itching were almost non-existent. Then vacation happened!!! We went to South Carolina for two weeks and slowly, the "hot spots" and red bumps returned. I am now back home and trying to get back in the morning schedule of cilantro smoothies (with banana, blueberries, cup of milk, protein powder and honey). Will cross my fingers that the cilantro does the trick again!