To add to Ted's alkalizing mixes - very good for chelating arteries, metabolic acidosis, restoring negative charge to platelets, acid reflux and stopping calcium leaching in its tracks.
- 1/4 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate
- 1/4 teaspoon ascorbic acid powder
- 1/4 teaspoon MSM powder
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 6 drops Lugol's Iodine
- 200ml water
- 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- Mix and drink when the fizzing has stopped. To be taken 3 x daily after meals.
This protocol is remarkably effective and I have to thank Ted for edging me this way. To this you can add other orthomoleculars, supplements like EDTA, methylene blue, borax etc. to target specific problems.
Also cut out all wheat products, sugar products (except raw honey) and commercial cooking oils - use coconut instead.
We have a 100% success rate with this protocol at our Wellness Centre.
In good health
If you could be more specific I could be more helpful. I can give you a general primer on autoimmune disease though.
Generally speaking 2 things can create autoimmune disease; an oil based vaccine adjuvant called squalene or various mycoplasma infections. Both of which are commonly found in vaccines.
Squalene was first developed by a dr freund back in the 1940's. He found that it was quite easy to give test animals horrific autoimmune diseases that would viciously attack their own tissues when this oil based vaccine adjuvant was injected into them.
Since then researchers have refined dr freunds techniques until any organ in the body can be specifically targeted due to biochemical differences in the various organs..
The tetanus vaccine given to third world countries is an example. Tetanus toxins were mated to hcg the pregnancy hormone. This combination when given to young women creates an autoimmune reaction to pregnancy hormones terminating pregnancy. Today hundreds of thousands of women are unable to bear children.
In the gulf war tens of thousands of soldiers were vaccinated without informed consent with squalene the oil based adjuvant now renamed mf-59. The vaccines also were contaminated with mycoplasma fermentans a form of pathogen which evades the immune system and causes extreme autoimmune symptoms.
Today more than 675,000 soldiers now are suffering and disabled because of vaccine injury.
Since mycoplasma fermentans is unable to be completely killed by the immune system the next best thing the immune system can do is kill any cell in the body which becomes infected with this intracellular cell wall deficent stealth organism.
When this happens doctors say it is simply an over reactive immune system gone haywire. Next thing they will tell you is well we don't really know what causes autoimmune disease but take these immune supressants anyway. This is both a lie and a complete catastrophy.
When doctors give immune suppressing drugs like steroidal antiinflammatories the mycoplasma is delighted as the immune system is taken off line and not bothering it so much, immune supressants actually feed the mycoplasma and help the progression of the disease to get worse not better.
To regain health from autoimmune diseases you must attack the organisms causing it.
Since the immune system can not get rid of mycoplasma infections all by its self you must resort to tactics which require you to think outside the box. Way way outside the box.
Look back through my old posts and you will find all the answers you need to combat autoimmune diseases.
First off prescription drugs won't help you, yes I know that's a hard pill to swallow. We have been brainwashed into thinking the doctor has the answer for everything. That is not the case as any lyme patient will quickly tell you. A lyme literate naturopath is a great asset, seek one out!
Many of the co infections found in lyme disease are common to many other diseases. For example mycoplasma fermentans has been found to cause multiple sclerosis, lupus, als, myasthenia gravis, type 1 diabetes, crohns, various cancers and dozens more diseases that are very common today.
This gives a starting point of therapy, select things that have proven to work for others with similar conditions.
Lymies have got it worse than most except for morgellons. Well lymies have had to create new techniques to deal with their multi bug stew. Each organism needs specific treatments to deal with it. If you use standard weak treatments you remain sick pretty much the rest of your life.
Antibiotics are pretty much useless. Doxycycline sends mycoplasma into remission to where it no longer bothers you but it does not completely eradicate it.yOu feel better but you are still not well
Best treatments are whole body blood ozonation (eboo), liposomal vitamin c, blood electrification, serrapeptase a systemic enzyme, uvbi ultra violet blood irradiation, rife frequency therapy, mms, coconut oil, low dose naltrexone, and gallium nitrate.
Colloidal silver wreaks havoc on the friendly gut bacteria. Its powerful but it is non selective. Gallium nitrate is equally powerful if not stronger but it has an advantage in that it will not destroy your intestinal bacteria. Gallium seeks out iron loving pathogens and cancer cells since they have a voracious appetite for iron and hits them like a nuclear bomb. Its a high powered treatment.
With any type of autoimmune disease always have an anti-squalene antibody test done to see if squalene might be causing the problem.
In any case serrapeptase will be required as it both greatly reduces autoimmune reactions and destroys biofilm, virus and other germs.vIrus have protein coatings which they use to attach themselves to a cell they wish to infect. Systemic enzymes strip off the protein coating that surrounds virus and makes it unable to attach its self to cells thus inhibiting viral replication.
If you don't understand electro medicine then you are missing out on a really big weapon in the fight against disease.
Many of these organisms wont give up, you almost need dynamite to get them off of you. Electro medicine works wonders.
Consider this, most people understand vitamins minerals and herbs that increase immune system strength. The trouble with that is these organisms are trained to evade the immune system. To be undetectable and to hit hard when they attack. You got to hit them harder to get them off of you.
What i mean by that is you are forced to kill these organisms with means beyond what the immune system can do.
You can try vitamins all your life and accomplish nothing. You will still be infected.
This is what experienced lymies have universally found out. You got to rewrite the book on how to deal with nasty germs and hit them with things the germs never saw coming.
Two outfits who deal with very difficult to treat organisms are immed ran by dr garth nicholson and ccid ran by dr w. john martin. Both are world class experts. Look them up they will tell you all about dealing with very nasty stealth organisms
Hope this helps, see ya.
Alkalizing Formula Summary
Hi Lori...Excess acidity in the body assists in the spread of disease and weakens the immune system, so you are using the alkalizing remedies to increase the overall alkalinity of your body while trying to bring the alkalinity of the body back to proper healthy levels again to assist in the riddance of disease.
I cannot write down every single disease that is helped with alkalizing because its positive effects against disease and illness, in terms of pH regulation, REDOX, Conductivity etc are so vast. But what I will say is that alkalizing will certainly help against most infectious, autoimmune or idiopathic diseases because, generally speaking, these diseases usually encourage excess and unhealthy acidity in the body.
The only time that you should avoid alkalizing is if you have alkalosis -- excess alkalinity -- in the body, which is usually caused by liver and/or kidney disease.
As to how and why the various alkalizing remedies are use -- here is is a quick and easy run through.
Please also remember that in order to alkalize the whole body, you must alkalize both the blood and the cells of the body as follows:
Alkalizing the Blood
Best one to use to alkalize the blood is just plain old baking soda + water. Also, when taken an hour after meals -- this remedy greatly aids and assists digestion because main stage digestion must occur in an alkaline medium in the duodenum.
Alkalize the Cells
The following remedies are generally used to alkalize the cells of the body:
1. Lemon/lime + Baking Soda(BS) + water
2. ACV + BS + Water
The following remedies are stronger alkalizing remedies for the cells which will alkalize better at the bodies extremities -- that's in the brain, hands and feet:
1. Carbicarb remedies using bicarbonates of potassium and sodium
2. Carbicarb remedy using potassium and sodium citrates
The potassium and sodium in these carbicarb remedies are more balanced(with the additional potassium) so that people with sodium issues or poor kidney regulation problems should be able take these alkalizing remedies without problems.
To test and regulate your own body's pH or acid/alkaline status you should measure the pH of both your saliva and urine either by using litmus paper or by using an electronic pH meter as mentioned in the pH book. The healthy pH range for both the urine and saliva should be 6.4 - 6.8 but a pH of 7 is also OK.
What I would do is just alkalize once or twice a day with the blood alkalizing protocol and be sure to alkalize twice a day with one of the other cellular alkalizing protocols. The ACV + BS protocol is a favorite with many people. Take both these protocols at least an hour before or one hour after meals -- do not take these protocols with meals in other words. Your whole family should be on these alkalizing protocols.
So, to be absolutely clear, on a daily basis you should:
Alkalize the Blood -- Use the BS + water remedy once or twice a day
Alkalize the Cells -- For instance, use ACV + BS + water twice a day.
Concerning your own arthritis problems, I would suggest alkalizing as above and you could also take higher dose boron in the form of borax. Make the borax water(20 Mule Team borax(unscented) bought in the washing isle of supermarket is ok to use) by just adding 1/8 teaspoon borax to one liter of water and drink this slowly through the whole day. Use this remedy for 4 days a week or use it every other day. This will help to reduce the pain and will also help to get rid of the arthritis. See the research evidence here and here. See Ted's arthritis cure here. Also you should use Magnesium Oil (70% magnesium chloride and 30% water) every day and rub this topically over all the arthritis trouble areas. The magnesium oil will be directly absorbed transdermally into the arthritic area to help balance the excess calcium and will also kill any other associated pathogen involvement in the area. Magnesium Oil will also act to reduce the inflammation and pain in these areas. See this article by Mark Sircus.
You daughter should also take the borax water and magnesium oil remedies as well as previously described since she also has arthritis. Due to her ADHD, I think that your daughter would also greatly benefit by supplementing 1 gram of niacin(flush form) or niacinamide(no-flush form) 3 times per day. Read this research by Dr Abram Hoffer on curing ADHD.
Your daughter also appears to have a serious digestion disorder -- possibly due to excess bad bacteria in her gut caused by low stomach acid. She should perhaps try this protocol for her excessive burping issues.
For your son, I would certainly go with what Rsw said in the previous post -- your son should take the LDN(Low Dose Naltrexone) in the doses advised. LDN has a wonderful record against MS. Google "Dr Bahari LDN" to find out more info.
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Florence, I had arthritis in my back- awfully painful. It sometimes affected my knees too. I also got RSI in my wrists, had IBS, depression, anxiety, brain-fog and had stubborn weight that wouldn't come off unless I exercised like a full-blown freak. Which tended to triple the pain. It was madness.
Then I dumped grains entirely, and everything in my body and mind has come right. It's called 'going primal' or 'paleo'. Also called 'the ancestral diet', caveman diet, a whole host of names to describe how our modern-diseaseless ancestors ate.
Wheat was modified in the 1960's from ye olde wheat to dwarf wheat. It was for reasons of profit/volume per acre. This so-called 'modern wheat' is causing everybodies illnesses on this page and many more besides. The inflammation flares in more ways than just arthritis. I've heard wheat called 'slow poison', and 'addictive' too.
I sound like a nut, no doubt, but there you are- maybe you might look in to it one day when you've tried everything else. A month of no grains- instead eating tonnes of vegetables for breakfast, lunch and supper, a bit of fruit and some soaked/dehydrated nuts, with just water to drink if you happened to get thirsty.
I only suggest the primal/paleo solution because the impact on my life and health has been profound. My mind was a trainwreck, so was my body. Both clip along at great rates these days. I'm 39. It took about 4 months from first dropping grains 100% to wholeheartedly endorsing the lifestyle to others. Now I keep quiet (10months later) because people look at me like I'm an utter psycho. Maybe they don't have bad enough health problems yet. Maybe people really would rather give up on life rather than face life without grain. I for one would only eat grain if my life literally depended on it- as in a desperate life-or-death war situation for example.
That line, 'I could never give up bread' makes me groan. If I could/did, anyone can. I used to eat it for every meal and every snack. The benefits of a grain-free life outweigh the short-term withdrawals by an infinite amount. Bread with chronic pain? Or pain-free nutrient-dense food twice a day. (One doesn't need as much food, and no more chronic hunger/blood sugar spikes either.)
Don't mean to preach, just spreading the good word! Haha...
Ted's Alkalizing Formulas
Ted's Remedies: lime/lemon, baking soda, sea salt, chicken collagen, orange rind, etc. The first thing I learned from earth clinic/Ted is that it helped to shift my thought process from commercial medicine to natuiral medicines. 2nd, Ted's alkanizing basics became my regular reference book. it works for me and for those who follow my recommendations according to Ted. And 3rd, Earth Clinic has become my main source of reference for my medical problems; And so I am very grateful to Ted and Deirdre.
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5 days without Nexium! It's a miracle. Ever since I started taking Nexium about 3 years ago, my acidity and heartburn have gotten to the point where even with the drug I would spend a few nights a month where I couldn't lay down and sleep because the pain was so bad.
Then something made me think of searching on "Vinegar Acid Reflux" on the web. Not sure where that thought came from, but it could have changed my life (so far so good at least). I came upon this website and bought some ACV the same day about 3 weeks ago. Although I was hoping it would help me feel less miserable even while on Nexium, I couldn't dare hope I would actually be able to wean off the drug. 5 days ago I decided to try it. Instead of taking Nexium every day, whenever the acidic feeling hits I take the concoction (2 Tbsps of ACV and about 1/8 tsp of Baking soda in half a cup of water) and get immediate relief. Haven't woken up once in the past 5 days in the middle of the night and have slept better than I can remember.
I have two concerns for now:
1. The concoction is not exactly transportable. So what happens when I'm out for dinner or visiting friends and don't have it handy? I'll probably have to rush home.
2. Too much Sodium can be bad for the body, so wondering what the effect of long term use will be since baking soda is being used several times a day every day.
Thank you for your website. I'm hoping someday I will be completely painfree. For now I'm happy that when it hits I have a remedy on hand that isn't causing harm to other parts of my physiology. Let's help get the word out there. I strongly believe the drug companies for their own greed are creating pills for every ailment there is out there with total disregard to long term effects. My experience with Nexium is that I got hooked on it and couldn't not take it because the pain would come back 10 times worse than before I was ever on it. We as a culture need to return to home remedies as much as we can (using drugs only for severe illness) and turn our thumbs down on the greedy pharmaceutical companies.
This cure itself can permanently get rid of so many drugs on the market today. Its unbelievable that this remedy is not spreading like wildfire all over the internet.
I actually came across another website advertising on your website for home cures for acidity and charging for it. So thank you for keeping your website free and honest. It works, the info is free and the ingredients are cheap. Its nothing short of a miracle for me!
I took Nexium for many years, then was diagnosed with Malignant Carcinoid Cancer of the Duodenum.My Carcinoid Specialist in New Orleans, La wrote a book where he stated that the Nexium caused the Cancer, it's a proton pump Inhibitor that rids the body of all acid and over a long period of time that your body would start producing these cells that would start making gastrin to help the body with the digestion, then they become carcinogen, when I stopped the Nexium I was 10 times worse that before I started Nexium for about 2 weeks and it gradually got better (acid reflux) not the cancer. I have tried to warn people about the Nexium, but no one listens.
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ACV cures my bloating and hunger pain. Baking soda did wonders for me cure my acid reflux, bad breath, and sinus. I also use ACV and baking soda for my face as others mentioned on this site. My face looks great without foundation. No dark circles and puffy eyes. The information on this website save me from many health problems. Thank you so much to all the people who contribute to this awesome site and a Big thanks goes to Ted in Bangkok who seems to have such wealth of knowledge.
I know what you mean, about people thinking you're crazy when you give up grains! The "new" wheat is an addiction.
I've been grain free for almost a month now, and the difference in my health is astounding! I've been chasing around a mystery health problem for 2 years now. Long story short, I think it's PCOS, since that seems to run in the family and all my symptoms fit. I'm getting tested next week, so I'll post again and let you all know how it turns out. I went grain free because I saw several posts online about women curing their PCOS and restoring normal hormonal function with a grain free, high protein diet. I had been eating an almost-vegetarian diet with little protein and an "average" amount of carbs.
I gave up all grains (even quinoa and buckwheat, I know they aren't techincally grains but I wanted to go cold turkey). I eat lots of veggies and low-glycemic fruits, and a small portion of chicken/oily fish/grass-fed beef at every meal. I eat all fruit with nuts or nut butter (freshly ground, not jar stuff), to reduce the blood sugar spike. I cut back a bit on the beans, but I do still eat them, mostly chickpeas and lentils since they are less starchy. The results: I have more energy, my skin is clearer, my "brain-fog" is gone, my anxiety and stress is reduced, I've started to lose weight, and my horrible (really horrible!! ) body odor is gone! The weirdest thing though -- my eye color changed!!! I used to have dark reddish-brown eyes, now they are going GREEN! My mom has green eyes, and my dad has hazel, so it makes sense that I would have GREEN eyes... I read somewhere that poor liver function can make your eyes orangy-yellowy, maybe it has something to do with that??? And this is only after about 1 month. Still hoping it will take care of some of the bigger PCOS symptoms, but I think that it will take some time for my hormone levels to normalize now that I'm eating right.
I now also only buy poultry/meat/dairy that is grass-fed, organic, and HORMONE and ANTIBIOTIC FREE! Very important if you have hormone issues!
I definitely say go grain free... But if you do, only talk about it with other people who understand natural medicine. The girls I eat lunch with had a total fit over my grain free lifestyle, they can't understand how I can live without bread and pasta. They wouldn't let it go, it was almost like they took my new lifestyle as a personal insult! It was surreal, I now see how addictive the "new" wheat is, that people can't comprehend a grain free life. Now if people question why I'm eating my sandwich wrapped in lettuce instead of bread, I tell them I have Celiacs! Not exactly true but people seem more accepting of it. Until they start telling you about all the "great" gluten-free rice flour potato starch corn filled products in the "health" food isle! Blech! Just hang in there and know you aren't alone! You are doing it for YOUR health and YOUR life, and you don't have to justify it to anyone!
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For those who want to learn more about Paleo, look up "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A Price, free PDF" the gutenberg project has it online for free. I have donated hard copies to libraries. Weston price was a dentist from around 1900, he observed a change in his patients around the industrial Revolution (1890's) and decided to travel the world on his own dime and count cavities and take pics of the healthiest tribes all over the world and their sickly neighbors and record their food choices. The healthiest were the heaviest animal protein and fat eaters, raw milk drinkers, pasture based cheese eaters and saturated fat tropical oils like palm and coconut oil.
Alkalizing Formula Summary
Hi Lori...In answer to all your questions:
A. This makes 2 to 4 times a day? How should these be spaced out?
For all alkalizing remedies -- you should take these remedies up to an hour before meals or you can take them any time after an hour after your meals. For instance, if you eat your meals at 8 am, 12 pm and 6 pm then you can alkalize anytime up to 7 am or 11 am or 6 pm OR you an alkalize any time after 9 am, 1 pm or 7 pm.
The cabicarb remedies should only be taken for specific problems at the peripherals such as insomnia where your brain region is too acid and needs to be more alkaline. For now, please just use the ACV, lemon/lime or water and bicarb remedies.
As for alkalizing:
- Alkalize the blood once a day. Take this one hour before you go to bed.
- Alkalize the cells. Take this remedy twice a day.
B.Where do I find the potassium bicarbonate and the potassium and sodium citrates?
You can purchase them off the internet from Ebay or Amazon.
C. She asked me why antacids work if the has low stomach acid? she takes previcid when indigestion gets really bad, which also helps with the pain and burning on her right side of body particularly in her jaw neck and shoulders?
Prevacid is bad because it not only contains PPIs that reduce your stomach acid to zero but it also can contain other substances like paracetamol. Prevacid also contains fluorine -- a poison which helps to destroy the thyroid. That's why your daughter should avoid prevacid like the plague. If Prevacid reduces your stomach acid to zero then your daughter will have no protection against all those bacteria, viruses, fungus and parasites incoming with her food. That's why your daughter has digestion problems -- she has no stomach acid because she's taking Prevacid. At the right healthy strength, stomach acid acts to disinfect the food that you eat. No Stomach Acid = Intestinal Infections + Autoimmune Disease.
D. Would she benefit from the carbicarb remedy?
I've already answered this one. See above.
E. Any suggestions on which brands of magnesium oil are good?
Ancient Minerals brand is ok and reasonably priced. You can buy both the magnesium flakes or the magnesium oil from them. You can also find this brand on Ebay and Amazon.
F. Any preference on which form of niacin(flush form) or niacinamide(no-flush form) to buy?
Niacin will give you the niacin flush which some people find unpleasant. There is no flush with niacinamide. Both work equally well for ADHD problems. Your choice.
G. The fact that he has three autoimmune diseases [MS, AS, Graves, ashtma, ] sounds like he should be on the carbicarb remedy. Should he in addition to the carbicarb remedy do the baking soda and water alone?How many times a day?
With so many autoimmune diseases your son might well benefit from taking colostrum powder. Read about bovine colostrum here, here and here. The colostrum will help to repair his intestines and help to cure his asthma and food allergies.
I would also recommend the Sovereign Lab brand of colostrum powder. This brand does not use excessive heat or chemicals in their colostrum making process. And they always test each batch for antibody efficacy both before and after manufacture. Your daughter could also use the colostrum to good effect -- because it helps to repair the intestines.
For the Graves disease, your son should go to an iodine-literate thyroid naturapath or doctor. The only allopathic treatment for Graves is usually to destroy the thyroid using radioactive iodine. Here is a list of thyroid-competent naturopaths and alternative doctors in America(including NY) that should be able to help you.
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HI U BING,,,,,,,,,, thank you for taking my post in good humor as it was intended. And yes if you are from Alabama then you are a Redneck. With a Ch E degree from Ga Tech, I take that name as a badge of honor. A Redneck is a mind set, not your IQ, or the color of your neck, and I qualify. I take very little sheet off anybody.
First, go to a good nutrition store and buy some individual strips. Don't use a pH roll. Catch your second tinkle in the morning in a container before you eat or drink. Dip the test strip in and read. Your first tinkle is after a sleeping fast and is not your true body pH. You have detoxed in your sleep.
Your optimal pH is 6.5 to 7.5. Most likely you are acidic because of what you eat. If your pH is low, then I suggest you place a jar of baking soda in your bath along with a glass and a teaspoon. Take a teaspoon in water at dark and at daylight.
It will take you awhile to change your pH so only test every Sunday morning. I hope others respond as we have lots of smart folks here on EC and they all have your interest at heart.
Bing, I wish you well. ==ORH==
Alkalizing Formula Summary
Hi Faith...Generally, for both the bicarb + water and the ACV or Lemon/lime remedies, you should always add only 1/2 glass of water -- not a full glass. This creates the best concentrations for good absorption into the body from the intestines.
You can also use Ted's borax water instead of ordinary water to make the above alkalizing remedies because borax water is also alkaline -- so no problems there.
To make it even more interesting you can also add tea to the borax water if you want to -- like green tea or gymnema sylvestre tea. See this link for some useful and convenient remedy combinations.
Lastly, reasons for taking the alkalizing remedies. You need to alkalize both the blood and the cells in your body.
* Sodium Bicarbonate + water will only alkalize the blood.
* ACV or Lemon/Lime + bicarb + water will alkalize the intracellular environment.
You must alkalize both the blood and the cells to achieve a healthy alkaline state for your whole body.
The journey of our health is always a learning process. Each one of us has to do the experimenting and research to find our optimal health. I do the ACV, VCO, green drinks, meditation, but never gave too much thought about the degree of my diet and how it was affecting my digestion, sinus issues, weight and mood. I started reading "Fire Engine 2 Diet" and read how so much acid is contained in meat and dairy. Also, saturated fat that leads to so many heart problems.
I can now report that after starting on my 3rd week of Vegan eating, that my digestion is top rate, no sinus congestion, losing weight gradually and my mood is calm, and I am happy most of the time. My energy level has doubled and I don't feel like collapsing when I get home from work. I guess the reason why I'm sharing all of this with you is because what if it's just as simple to feel better by changing what we eat? We can change the conditioning of our upbringing and eat healthier. I won't go back to my old way of eating.... I feel too good. Bless you all.
Ted had some suggestions for sodium intolerance, you will find more info at above link, did you try baking soda on its own, or with ACV/lemon, because of the potassium content of lemon/lime, you may get better results. Best to you
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As for the Paleo diet, this is an extremely flexible program with many variations of the program. I personally eat my meat well-done. Last June, of 2013, I got rid of gluten and dairy and legumes and most processed food, except for the stuff they serve when we very occasionally go out to eat. I only eat organic, grass fed meat and have lost 50# so far. Getting rid of oils is a huge deal. I eat only coconut oil or olive oil and I don't heat the olive oil as it becomes a carcinogen. Have I gotten rid of everything? NO, I wish. Still dealing with Candida and Leaky gut. IBS symptoms have almost disappeared unless I cheat. Just started the lime/baking soda(sodium bicarbonate for our out of US neighbors) that TED recommends. Hoping the alkaline environment will take care of bugs. Also take digestive enzymes and coconut kefir. Blood pressure issues and heart palpitations have really settled .down. I also take hibiscus mint tea for blood pressure jumps. Thank you everyone for your input on various things. Ted, thank you for sharing your knowledge with us and THANK YOU very much for the EC for starting this whole website. Many blessings to each of you.
I started the lemon and baking soda for ph balance. When I take it my heart races and I get anxiety. Anyway to stop this? Have been on alkalizing diet with no success. I take Mg and my level is good. Any Suggestions?
I tried Ted's alkalizing lime formula two nights ago - 1/4 teaspoon of sodium bicarb and fresh lime juice to 8 oz of purified water. 5 hours later at 3:00am, I woke up with a stomach ache that lasted for hours. The next day, one of my eyes started twitching and basically hasn't stopped since then. I read that baking soda can pull essential nutrients from your body and FOR SURE that's the case with me! I have tried supplementing with magnesium to stop the eye twitch but it hasn't worked. Next I will try potassium supplements. I'm guessing it's potassium that got zapped.
Be careful with the baking soda, everyone!
Next time I will just do straight up lime or lemon juice in water to alkalize.
HI U BING,,,,,,,,,,,,, first let me tell you that I love you. We once lived in Selma and sent our daughters to Auburn. If what you say is so, then you are in deep dodo.
Your post was in Redneck gibberish. Be specific and these folks on EC can help you. I can call you a Redneck because I'm one.
Slow down and tell us your plight again in plain english, and you will get more help that you stand. =========ORH=========
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For some, a Fecal Microbiota Transplant has stopped MS (and other autoimmune conditions) from progressing, and returned lost function (bathroom functions return to normal, going from wheelchair to walking, etc.) Check out DIY and FMT to learn more. Appears to cause remission.
LDN can be helpful, but it DOES cause a temporary increase in symptoms. This happened to me. I had to go to very low dose to start, then slowly titrate up each week. Sometimes, a very low dose is enough. MS users can find success at 3 mg per day. Using the liquid form to start low and slow and titrate up is the best way.
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I believe the LDN Group moved to Facebook a while back. I was able to find this group, I don't know if it is different from the original, but I don't use it:
I loved that Yahoo group, but don't use Facebook much and didn't follow them. I didn't see any reference to a Facebook group on the www.ldninfo.org site. I'm sorry I can't be of more help.
Hi; I do realize that the body needs to stay alkaline as to keep dis-ease out of it but is that any dis-ease or is it only certain types as cancer? What about all diseases such as hbp, heart, diabetes, etc. etc.
That is an interesting question! If lemon essential oil could be used for alkalizing, it would be so convenient!
I am just not sure that would work. Lemon essential oil has some wonderful benefits, but because it is only the oil part of the lemon, you may end up missing out on some of the properties of the non-fat soluble nutrients and enzymes in the lemon.
Perhaps you could just monitor and see if you seem to get the same benefit? Using pH test strips using either method would also give some useful data.
Let us know if you come to any conclusions!
~Mama to Many~
I've done a bit of research and several sites said 1 drop lemon oil in 1 cup of water, swish it in your mouth a little and swallow, drinking the entire cup. The theory is that saliva + lemon oil triggers stomach acid to stop producing and then, whatever acid is in the stomach, will be neutralized. It's also supposed to help cholesterol, blood pressure and inflammation. I think it's worth a try, but it may take a week of good effort to be able to tell. I can get my ph in the neutral range but it gets acid over the next 4 hours, so I will have to do this every 4 hours or so. I'm hoping I can use it for my gastritis.
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Hi Rosemary. I don't know about chelating arteries, but I used to be hypothyroid and so was also on Levothyroxine. I don't like taking drugs and so tried kelp, artichoke extract etc which helped a bit. Then a couple of years ago, I started taking a tablespoon of organic coconut oil daily for another reason altogether. I had been recording my basal body temperature and was amazed to see, after a couple of weeks or so, that it was up from 36.1 to 36.6. Also I noticed I wasn't getting the 4 pm slump and my feet weren't so cold in bed. Coconut oil apparently stimulates the thyroid. The last 3 months I've also been taking between 3 ml to 5ml of Ionic magnesium and my basal temperature has stayed up, even when I didn't take coconut oil. Interestingly, most foods that are quite alkaline seem to have magnesium in them so maybe this is the connection. According to Dr Carolin Dean and others, magnesium is needed for over 300 bodily processes vital for good health. Apparently it affects sex hormones, heart health( hypertension and arrhythmia etc), the thyroid, diabetes, muscle tension and anxiety to mention just a few. I hope you find some helpful remedies .
Hi Cindy... I first started to use Ted's alkalizing remedies when I had candida about 5 years ago now. The remedy includes a diet to follow which would be the same for a liver detox.
My favourite forms of alkalizing now are:
* By using Ted's one lemon/lime and 1/4 - 1/2 tspn baking soda(until the fizzing stops) in a half glass of water remedy. This one has potassium, other minerals, citrates and vitamin C as ascorbate and is most useful for cellular alkalization.
* Using just 1/4 - 1/2 tspn baking soda in half a glass of water. This alkalizes the blood and is a good one to take about 1/2 hour before bed. Helps you sleep.
* 1/2 tspn Ascorbic Acid powder combined with 1/4 tspn baking soda in a half glass of water. Creates the alkaline form of Vitamin C as Sodium Ascorbate. Has a high negative ORP value(Redox Potential) and, electrically, this form is very healthy for the body. Sometimes I add magnesium chloride to this when its hot -- cools the body down for some reason.
* Two tablespoons of ACV and 1/4 - 1/2 tspn baking soda in half a glass of water. This one gives you energy too and also has a high ORP value.
These remedies will all help the liver because of their alkalizing action. So you can alkalize at the same time as detoxing the liver and there should be no problems.
If you are using the olive oil and lemon juice detox for the liver -- then don't alkalize at the same time -- just alkalize at different times in the day when you are not taking the olive oil/lemon detox remedy.
Many people go into remission from MS by using the no side effects, oral, low dose, inexpensive (because it is out of patent), FDA approved Naltrexone. Please look at this site:
where you can read about LDN. Then join the Yahoo LDN Group mentioned at the top of the page. It has about 14,000 members, about half of whom use LDN for MS. They can answer any questions you may have and give you first hand accounts of how it worked for them. You honestly have nothing to loose and everything to gain. It modulates the immune system, and therefore works well for many autoimmune diseases, but works very well for MS. Best wishes.
Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
i have had a history of acid reflux in times of stress. to add to the stress is the excessive belching that occurs during the attacks, the lack of sleep from having to sit up at night. none of the over the counter drugs were helping. i came across your site and the cure of acv and baking soda...and am so grateful i did!!! after only three days i am a new person. thank you thank you thank you!
I see this is an old post, but if anyone is reading it, or if the poster is still doing this, STOP brushing your teeth after ACV! You can seriously damage your enamel if you brush your teeth within 15 minutes after having something acidic. Rinsing your teeth with plain water is a good idea, though.
I had a Pekingese which had kidney stones removed. Vet afterward advised she will probably reform additional stones due to her current blood chemistry balance ( ? pH.) Not thinking my dog nor my finances could go through this again... I read and read. Well, I realized the Vet had prescribed a suphur drug and an antibiotic.
The sulphur drug was replaced by me with a partial MSM. And I added sweet peas for phosphate to her meals. Also, added Sassafras (a herbal stone breaker.) This was 10 years ago with no reoccurance or issues.
God Bless, hope this helps
Honey, Lemon, Cinnamon, Baking Soda
Honey, lemon (lime), cinnamon and baking soda
2 x per day
1 (very big possibly 0,5 liter) glass,
add half a small teaspoon (not too much) cinnamon and stir with 1 cm water ( to prevent lumps),
add 2 cm honey, again stir well,
add half a tea spoon sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)
add slowly to control and end fizzling of the baking soda, 2/3 cm lemon juice and again stir, if you are on a low carb high fat diet 1 cm is better,
fill up with cold water (never hot or hotter than 40C to protect honey ingredients),
drink half of the glass first thing in the morning and other half just before sleeping, Cheers!
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Hi Lori, I will defer to more knowledgable members for the alkalizing advice, but I do hope your family has heard of low dose naltrexone (ldn) for autoimmune diseases. It is a safe, inexpensive, nontoxic FDA approved drug at 50 mg, but has been found to modulate the immune system when taken at low doses of 1.5-4.5 mg/ day. It is about 85% effective in stopping progression of MS, and is also likely to help with your son's other autoimmune problems and also your RA. Please see www.ldninfo.org for more information and then join the Yahoo LDN Group with over 12,000 members, at least half of whom take LDN for MS. Best wishes.
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Your son's symptoms such as stiff neck, meningitis symptoms, brain fog, tingling in feet, back pain, can be Lyme disease.
How and where to tested for Lyme disease:
For best test result, your son should take first antibiotics for 7 - 9 days and then be tested (per experienced Lyme disease MD).
Find Lyme disease MD or MD who will be willing to prescribe him Doxycycline 100 mg/ 2x day and between 7-9 days on antibiotics, MD/RN will collect his blood sample and sent it to Igenix lab in Palo Alto, California.
Your MD or you have to call Igenix and request the Lab kit prior collecting blood sample. The cheapest test is ok and will cost about $200.
Igenix lab is one of the best labs for Lyme in US. Health insurance will not cover any expense.
Good luck, Liska
Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Dr. Sircus points out that many people lack sufficient bicarbonate to neutralise chyme properly and protect the stomach. Acid forming foods are high on the agenda in the Western diet.
The bicarbonate protocol is best taken on an empty stomach either first thing in the morning, at least an hour before eating or last thing at night after the stomach has emptied.
The ACV or lemon and bicarbonate mix is pH neutral so shouldn't be a problem, but again is best taken a while before or after food.
I have started taking 1/2 fresh organic lime with one tsp of bicarb soda on an empty stomach in the morning yesterday and today to alkalise. My urinary ph went up immediately so it definitely worked. Thank you!
What confuses me is that it seems to really aggravate my vaginal thrush. On both days of taking the remedy in the morning I immediately felt itching, burning and vaginal discharge.
I have specifically not used the ACV as I heard it can be bad for thrush. Any ideas on why this happened?
I am low on magnesium and potassium (supplementing both at the moment).
I also suffer from irregular periods after coming off the pill after 16 years. We are trying to have a baby and so far nothing has really worked.
I have done Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture every week for the last 1.5 years and a few months ago the thrush came and I can't seem to get it away with anything. I started using the borax and it seemed to help immediately until I tried the lime and bicarb soda thing...
Thank you, Judy
Better But With Side Effects
Hi earth clinic, I have been using your lime and baking soda formula and it has worked really well, I had gout using this formula of 2 tbsp or lime n 1/2 bs it solved all my problem. Burning tongue bad taste no joint pains lost lots of weight in process. The problem what I run into is I have burning hands mouth lips. My leg shins mostly . I don't know if I am missing something which is causing this sensations. I don't know if I am lack other vitamins? I do this 4 on 3 off days. Is it ok to drink ACV daily 1 tbsp in just plain water once every other. Day? Thanks . This site is great I have told many of my friends about this site. Reply ASAP
Alkalizing Formula for Multiple Ailments
Dr. Deon, I fully endorse your observations on the protocol which you have suggested, I too have experimented Ted's advices, only differences are that I did not mix all the ingredients in one dose but gave separately. But now if you have tried successfuly giving all the things in one dose, I shall try it. I confirm that, all items are very helpful and they help keeping one healthy. Thanks for your mail. Baldev
Alkalizing Formula for Multiple Ailments
The Lugol's I use is made by a compounding pharmacy and is 5% iodine and 12.5% iodite. Consume the mix about 15 minutes after the meal. If you go with the belief that ascorbic acid can neutralise the Lugols - take the Lugol's 2 hours after the alkalizing mix.
In good health, Dr. Deon
Alkalizing Formula for Multiple Ailments
Take your temperature upon arising every morning and if it drops, you probably need to have our thyroid checked to see if it is suppressed by the increase Lugol's solution.
Here is a study that was done saying that Vitamin C will alleviate mercury toxicity but that Iron will exacerbate it. So if you eat a diet high in red meat you may want to rethink it.
Title: Interactions of vitamin C with lead and mercury.
Author: Hill CH
Source: Ann N Y Acad Sci, 355():262-6 1980
Ascorbic acid has been found to interact with several elements in such a manner as to render them less available for animals. This property of the vitamin has a negative effect on the animals fed a copper-deficient diet, but a positive effect on those fed toxic levels of copper, selenium, vanadium, and cobalt. The effect of ascorbic acid in alleviating cadmium toxicity has been attributed to the effect of the vitamin on iron metabolism, since ferrous iron will also alleviate cadmium toxicity in the Japanese quail. The results of studies reported here indicate that iron will alleviate lead toxicity but ascorbic acid is ineffective. Ascorbic acid will alleviate mercury toxicity, but iron exacerbates this condition. For these two elements, the effects of iron and ascorbic acid are independent of each other.
bill, would you be more specific on what foods you ate (or didn't eat) when you did alkalizing remedy? also would one have to achieve an alkaline body before the liver will detox? I appreciate all your help. thank you.
Hello, Earth Clinic has a remedy for HBP... The one with 6 lemons, 3 ltrs. of water and 30 cloves of garlic... Works like a charm and lasts years...Pat
Hi Gilbertmom... You should be both testing your urine and saliva for a healthy pH of between 6. 5 or 7. This will reveal the acid/alkaline levels of you blood and internal cell environment respectively. Both need to be addressed for an healthy alkaline body state. I take Ted's lemon/lime remedy to alkalize the cells (you can also take his ACV remedy for this if you want to) and I also alkalize my blood everyday with just the Baking Soda and water remedy. People never seem to bother with the Baking Soda and water remedy but, to tell you the truth, I actually use this one the most. This remedy is highly useful for helping digestion and digestive problems, helping to raise energy levels and also for improving intestinal health as well as for alkalizing the blood. And as mentioned already, you will need to alkalize both your blood and your cells with these two remedies in order to achieve a properly alkaline body state and you will also need to monitor your urine and saliva to achieve a proper healthy pH level.
From EC, here is what Ted says about alkalizing when pregnant:
"Most pregnancy can cause extreme acidosis which results in constipation, as a result of the growing baby as it produces a lot of toxic wastes to the mother. There are actually two kinds of acidosis, one where the body is generally acid, and another one where the intracellularly cells are acidic, which is often referred to as lactic acidosis. Usually apple cider vinegar and baking soda is best with lactic acidosis, while lemon and baking soda remedy helps stabilize the urinary pH. Ideally measuring urinary pH around 6. 5 - 7. 5, where 7. 0 I think will cause the least of the problems. Nausea and dizziness can sometime be helped with a drop of peppermint oil, while magnesium usually reduces cramps.
"The constipation, using baking soda and sea salt is taken on an empty stomach. Apparently you were eating food. The body is already in acid condition with more food, will obviously cause the body to vomit to get rid of excess acid, in a desperate act. Electrolytes may help in such instance, after vomiting to normalize the body's electrolytes."
Also, you should be measuring your pH levels before meals (not after) because after eating meals, and for a short time afterwards, makes the body more acid due to the effects of digestion. Similarly, you should also not monitor your pH levels directly after vigorous excercise -- because vigorous excercise tends to raise lactic acid levels in the body for a short time afterwards and will give an inaccurate acidic reading.
If you still get a high alkaline reading while taking both the above alkalizing remedies in the correct way then this could indicate an alkalosis problem and you should get this problem checked out with a doctor.
Just drink a lot of Akaline Water to flush out the acidity from your body and you will find that it does wonders for acid reflux, arthiritas, fibormalgya, shingles etc.
Hi Sunita...Yes, your quite right -- I should have said an 1/8 tspn of sodium carbonate and not 1/8 tsp sodium bicarbonate.
Apologies for any confusion this has caused.
Cloudy urine after using and alkalizing remedy was once addressed on this "Ted's Alkalizing Formulas Page" by "Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines" on 02/25/2010:
"Cloudy urine can be caused by many things -- bacteria, excess blood proteins, excess minerals or even lack of Vitamin C. To see all the causes of cloudy urine, just type 'ted cloudy urine' in the search box at the top right of this page and this will show you all the ailments and causes that it relates to in another tab in your browser. "
When you add the baking soda to the lime juice (before adding the water), just keep adding until the fizzing stops. If you are sodium sensitive, try adding just 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in the beginning and build up until the lime juice stops fizzing?
Make sure you're not dehydrated and you're drinking enough water, especially when taking an alkalizing remedy. "Just about everyone experiences cloudy urine from time to time. In some instances, the condition of the urine is simply the result of some type of food or drink recently consumed. When that is the case, there is no cause for alarm. Cloudy urine can also be a sign of a more serious issue that should be addressed quickly, however. See http://www.wisegeek.com/what-causes-cloudy-urine.htm
Hi Robert... Here is a post I put up a little while ago that should answer most of your questions. The first link below represents the original protocol I used to get rid of my candida. With this protocol it took me a full year to get rid of my candida. The new protocol written below -- is the one the I would prefer to use now -- it will get rid of candida much quicker and is wholly based on Ted's recommended candida remedies. Here is the link to the original candida remedy that I used: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/alkalizing_formulas.html#AH
When I used my old original candida protocol I did not know what I know now -- 3 or 4 years later. My original remedy took a whole year to get rid of my candida, but Ted has said that you can get rid of it in four months. So here is the protocol I would use now:
To Improve your Body Terrain
*Take Ted's Lime/Lemon alkalizing remedies at least 2-3 times a day as recommended. These alkalizing remedies create the worst possible environment for the candida while simultaneously creating a healthy and oxygenated body terrain. Also take the BS with water remedy on it's own one hour before bed - this will help you get a good nights sleep. If you have problems with this, then use Ted's Carbicarb remedy -- this is more balanced and incorporates potassium to balance any sodium issues. Potassium citrate can be taken to more directly aid intracellular alkalization. See this link:https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/candida4.html#TEDS.
*Take at least 2 tablespoons of Virgin Coconut Oil(VCO) per day to help constipation and intestinal issues. VCO contains mainly medium chain saturated acids, very protective for the intestines, liver and blood. Contains lauric acid, capric acid, caprylic acid and myristic acid -- these act as anti-microbials helping to destroy the candida as well as protecting the intestines from any further external microbial invasion. See this link:http://coconutoil.com/coconut-oil-research/. I don't use vegetable oils anymore, I cook only with VCO now.
*Take herb supplements like Milk Thistle or Dandelion because the candida die-off (Herx reaction) will create a big strain on both your immune system and the liver which will have to clear the dead candida debris and toxins from your blood -- so you must protect and strengthen your liver during the protocol. Think of this simply as taking out the candida trash. This die-off will give you flu-like or liverish symptoms and perhaps some diarrhea. Accept this and work your way through it as it should disappear once your body gains overall control again.
*Detox and get rid of heavy metals from your body. Due to diet and if you've taken medicinal drugs for any length of time you will have an accumulation of heavy metals. This is a direct cause of acidity and therefore a direct cause of candida. To get rid of the heavy metals just drink green tea 2 or 3 times a day and eat Cilantro 3 times a week in salads. You can also use Sodium Thiosulphate (bought cheaply at any aquarium shop) to get rid of heavy metals, arsenic, cyanide and chlorine. These will get rid of heavy metals over time and the dosage is 6 drops a day in a glass of water. Heavy metals create an ideal acidic environment for candida as well as for many other auto-immune and immune-deficient illnesses such as arthritis and cancer. See this link: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/sodium_thiosulfate.html.
Remedies that Directly Attack the Candida
*Drink 1/4 teaspoon of borax(1/8 tspn for women) in a litre of water throughout the day. Take this for 4 days on then rest for 3 days. So, 4 days on, 3 days off with the Borax. Borax is the ultimate anti-fungal, also good for bones and helps to balance the hormones as well as leeches out the fluoride from your body. Borax ups and helps rebalance your hormones, which is why you must rest for 3 days -- to avoid gland over-stimulation. Read about Borax here: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/borax.html#TBF
*Methylene Blue(MB). You can buy this at any aquatics or fish supply store. Used to get rid of fungal and bacterial infections on fish. Also used throughout the last century as a successful anti-malarial. Taking MB on its own will turn your urine green and the whites of your eyes blue, but if you take at least 1000 mgs Vitamin C with the MB, these side-effects will not occur. Dosage: Two drops of a 0. 1% solution of MB in a full glass of water once or twice a day. Do not take MB after 3 or 4 o'clock in the afternoon - it gives you alot of energy so you will not be able to sleep!! (I learned this the hard way... LOL) MB is a deep acting anti-fungal that is able to penetrate the blood/brain and blood/bone barriers of the body. MB is also a marvelous mitochondrial super anti-oxidant for your brain -- gives you lots of energy. Read about MB here:www.earthclinic.com/remedies/methylene-blue.html.
* Supplementing with at least 12. 5 mgs of 5% lugols iodine per day -- two drops a day in a glass of water(you can use more). Read about proper dosages of iodine from the Iodine Project(most current research) here: http://www.optimox.com/pics/Iodine/IOD-02/IOD_02.htm which are over 100 times the RDA recommended daily dose of 0. 125 mgs. Iodine will also help to balance your hormones and is also able to remove dangerous halogens like fluorine and bromine from your body. Iodine is, historically also a very effective candida killer.
* Hydrogen peroxide(food grade) -- I just use a capful of 3% HP in one litre of water a day when I need it. Sometimes I splash 3% HP all over my body, this kills everything bad topically as well as being absorbed quite well transdermally into my body by this method. Very potent against all forms of bacteria, viruses and fungus. See this link for more on HP:https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/hydrogen_peroxide3.html#CF
Additional and Useful Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
* Vitamin C -- Taken in the more alkaline form of Sodium Ascorbate -- at least 1000 mgs twice a day. Vit C is an anti-oxidant and also chelates heavy metals as well.
* Magnesium -- Taken as Mag Chloride, Mag Citrate or Mag Gluconate. Dosage: 250 mgs twice a day. Magnesium is involved in over 300 major enzyme body processes and also gets rid of any staph or strep bacteria quite well. Magnesium Chloride is the best form of magnesium in my opinion. See this link: http://curezone.com/art/read.asp?ID=49&db=5&C0=74" ?>https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/candida_questions.html" target="_blank">http://curezone.com/art/read.asp?ID=49&db=5&C0=74
* Natural Sea Salt or Fulvic/Humic Acid -- Both of these will act in the same way as absorption synergists as well as help create a healthy intestine and help to supply other much needed minerals to your body.
Avoid the following -- all sugar and sugar foods, dairy, all polyunsaturated vegetable oils, aspartame, sucralose, saccharine, MSG, soft drinks, junk foods, fried foods, baked goods containing white flour, red meat and anti-biotics. Use coconut oil to cook everything with and use only Stevia as a sweetener. Your diet should contain low amounts of white meat like chicken, turkey and fish with high amounts of vegetables. Rice is OK.
There are other methods of helping to get rid of candida, but I've taken a blanket approach -- I always assume, from my own experience with candida, that other problems caused by other resident bacteria, viruses etc will arise because of the candida and these also need to be addressed at the same time and so this are incorporated into the above protocol.
Ted from Bangkok will have many more remedies up his sleeve that will certainly work -- such as BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene) and Azoxystrobin (agri fungicide), but these substances are hard to obtain and I've never used them so I can't really comment. But I have used(and still using) all the above recommended remedies now and I haven't been ill -- no colds, flu or any other problem -- for well over 3 years since I cured myself of candida and I'm over 60 y o now. I've tried to keep the candida remedy relatively simple yet potent. See this link for more descriptions from Ted on Candida https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/candida_questions.html.
Alkalizing with Herbs
Hi everyone...I was taking Ted's Lime or Lemon or ACV and baking soda alkalizing formulas plus my own decoction of herbs -- Tinospora cordifolia (Ind. Gudduchi), Phyllanthus niruri(The Stonebreaker) and Tumeric -- for my intestinal Candida two years ago. This regimen was completely successful.
A by-product of this daily protocol was that I eliminated all my gall- and liver-stones. I had very hard stools(constipated) which become soft and regular again. I know these stones were being expelled because it felt like hundreds of small peas were being expelled whenever I went to the toilet. This continued over a period of 6 months until they were all gone. I also simultaneously lost weight and got rid of my belly!!
I cannot say for sure whether it was Ted's alkalizing formula or whether it was my herbal formula which caused the expulsion of my gall-stones. But this was much easier than drinking Olive oil with epsom salts everyday!! And I am very glad it happened!!