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.
(San Fernando, San Fernando, Philippines)
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.
Hi Bill... This Chadi form Dubai... I have been suffering form anxiety, panic attacks, and extreme fatigness for couple years now... It runs with me almost 24 hr a day, I hardly sleep, I have high blood pressure that runs in the family, I tried many medications nothing worked, I want to try the Baking Soda Remedy or ACV / BS, please sugest I appreciate you openion.
(Bloomingdale, Il, Usa)
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
(Dubai, N/a, Uae)
(Gilbert, Az, Usa)
Bill, can you alkalize your body too much? I heard there are dangers to having too high of a ph along with having too low of a ph. I am suffering from Candida, and I am trying everything I can to kill it off. I am noticing my urine PH on the test strips is now 8. 4 (after a meal). Does that mean I am overdoing it? I would love if you could answer this for me! You really know what you are talking about with this, while I on the otherhand do not :) By the way I am a 26 year old pregnant woman.
Thanks again! Gilbertmom
(San Fernando, Philippines)
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.
My question is: My saliva reading is showing an alkaline state, in the morning, afternoon and night, while my urine is acidic. I have started with the lemon alkalizing formula since yesterday. No change in the urine pH level yet. Wondering how long does it normally take for the change to happen? I have increased water intake to about 2 liters a day. Also, I'm not entirely sure if I am doing the formula right....Recipe says, squeeze one lemon (I am using 1/2 since the lemons here are really big) and add BS bit by bit till fizzing stops. I'm confused, should I keep adding the BS till the fizz stops, or should I add the BS and wait for the fizz to stop after which I add the water. Is there a video available for the method? Would really appreciate if you can give precise instructions. Dont wanna do this the wrong way..... Thanks a ton!
I really want to following the alkalizing formula as set out by Bill/Ted. However, the one thing that I am not clear on is when exactly this should be taken. I've read in some places to take it on an empty stomach and other places 30 mins after meals.
What about before meals as this would be on an empty stomach?
Can you advise the best time to take or when not to take? Thanks, Seamus
(Utica, Michigan, Usa)
Hi Chadi10 from Dubai [5-16-11]. I just read your post and wonder if you have been checked for Multiple Sclerosis (sometimes a MRI scan is adequate to diagnose). Your symptoms sound similar to a mix of symptoms I battled for nearly 30 yrs. I tried all kinds of natural solutions. I finally got an MRI scan 7 yrs. ago and learned that I had extensive MS lesions. I was first diagnosed as relapse-remitting. Truth be told, I'm progressing and miserable, seeking alternatives to injections and pills.
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.
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!!
To Bill from San Fernando, Phillipines; If you see this post could you please tell me where you got the "alkalizing with herbs formula? Was it already mixed, or did you buy the tinospora cordifolia and the phyllanthus niruri separately and mix them yourself? Please include in your post measurements. you said you have used the formula for 2 years. How long did it take to see results? Thank You and many blessings.
(San Fernando, Philippines)
Hi Kelly...Although my remedy was a tri-herbal remedy, the really important herb for removal of all stones is "The StoneBreaker" or Phyllanthus niruri. This herb is renowned in Ayurvedic(Indian) medicine for stone and calcium deposit removal. So, if you have stones, this is the most important herb for you.
Your best bet is to try two Ayurvedic mixtures that are sold at Ayurvedic stores and websites and these are:
Both contain Phyllanthus niruri and are usually taken, a spoonful at a time, with bread or other food.
Failing this you should be able to easily find and order the above mixtures, as well as the plain powdered Phyllanthus niruri herb, from any Ayurvedic website. Unfortunately I can't recommend any sites here -- not allowed -- but just type in their names into Google Search and you will find them easily enough.
Good luck !!
(San Fernando, Philippines)
Kelly...I forgot to add that the tri-herbal remedy that I use -- I make all this up myself. The Chanca piedra(Phyllanthus niruri), Tinospora cordifolia and Tumeric root, I actually grow in my tropical garden here in the Philippines but you will not be able to do this in Cincinnati, wrong climate.
This is why I haven't advised how to make the decoction -- it's best you purchase the Ayurvedic equivalents that I've mentioned above and follow their instructions -- just as good. I've also written more about the uses of this remedy here:
(Santa Clara, California)
Hello Bill, I am happy that you found something that worked for you! How long did you do the alkalizing drink for till your candida was resolved and how did you verify it? Did you cycle it on/off after a period of time? How often and how much during the day did you take the drink? Also did you vary the drink between lime/lemon/acv? Thank you very much for sharing, Bill!
(San Fernando, Philippines)
Hi Johann...I alkalized 2 times a day with mainly lemon/lime and used between a half and a quarter teaspoon of baking soda. If I was low on energy I would take ACV Baking Soda. Usually I would have a rest from the alkalizing, taking it for 5 or 6 days then take a couple of days off.
My external symptoms were very bad nail fungus(feet), athletes foot, eczma and psoriasis. Inside my body I was perpetually constipated, going to toilet once every 4 days if I was lucky. Low energy. I was also constantly feeling bloated, my diet was also not good.
I have little doubt that I had Candida and feel so much better now, with much increased energy. All these symptoms have now disappeared and I have regular daily toilet now. I put all this down to Ted's simple alkalizing regimen that I followed for just over a year. I still take this remedy now though not every day, only when I'm not feeling so good or after I've eaten something I shouldn't !!
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)
Hi Cindy...I've looked and searched over the internet for the evidence for the depletion of Vit C by Sodium Bicarbonate and cannot find any substantiative evidence.
Here is the official MSDS Datasheet on the Toxicity of Sodium Bicarnonate or Baking Soda:
Baking Soda has a LD50(median lethal dose) of 4.2 grams/kg for rats. To give you a comparison of toxicity, ordinary table salt(Sodium Chloride) has an LD50 of 3.0 grms/kgm. See this link:
So, ordinary table salt(Sodium Chloride) is therefore technically more poisonous than Baking Soda(or Sodium Bicarbonate).
I have never personally had any side-effects from taking the baking soda remedies in the last 3-4 years.
This is what I took to cure candida:
* Ted's alkalizing remedies using either whole squeezed lemon/lime or 2 tbspns ACV plus 1/2 tspn baking soda(Arm & Hammer brand) two or three times a day. This is Ted's Alkalizing Remedy and this is THE NUMBER ONE CURE for Candida in my book.
* One tablespoons of virgin coconut oil stirred into my coffee or raw at least 3 times a day. Taken to both fight candida and cure my constipation problems.
* Blackstrap molasses(for essential minerals) in my coffee, no refined sugar or aspartame sweetener allowed in my diet.
When I started this remedy at the beginning, I got fairly severe flu-like symptoms -- it almost seemed as if the remedy was making me worse. But this die off or Herxheimer Effect always happens when you get the fungal toxins in your blood from the microbes and fungus, so think of it as a good sign.So don't give up !!
Your liver and kidneys are overworked clearing the candida die-off toxins from your body initially, until your immune system can get on top of it, so its worthwhile taking herbs like milk thistle, burdock etc(your choice) to support your liver and kidneys during this protocol. After this die-off it was easy. All my skin problems just disappeared slowly (except the jock itch -- but that's another story) and I haven't had a cold or flu in over 2 years now.
It took me a full year to completely get rid of my candida with all symptoms gone. And even though I'm clear of candida now, and since it is very difficult to eat non-acidic foods these days, I still always alkalize and take coconut oil and molasses a couple of times a week as a preventative even now (plus I am now supplementing borax, magnesium, natural sea salt etc as recommended by Ted on this site).
I have also read on EC that certain people -- who probably have sodium or potassium body electrolyte issues, have suffered insomnia, nausea, kidney pains or headaches on alkalizing protocols.
Some interesting historic information for you. Medical Doctors, up until the 1930s, used to regularly recommend Sodium Bicarbonate for acid stomach, colds, flu and as a paste for brushing your teeth. In current day medical applications, Sodium Bicarbonate is regularly used as an IV in both cancer chemotherapy as a clearing buffer, and also for women in labour.
Never take sodium bicarbonate if you have renal or kidney problems. Seek medical advice first.
I hope that this puts your mind at ease about baking soda,
Bill, you say ...
"I have also read on EC that certain people -- who probably have sodium or potassium body electrolyte issues, have suffered insomnia, nausea, kidney pains or headaches on alkalizing protocols. "
Can you tell me what to do in that case? Should we take the formula or not? And if not, what can we do as an alternative.
Thanks in advance.
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)
Hi Moi...If you have sodium issues, then use either 1/8 tsn Baking Soda plus 1/16 tspn potassium bicarbonate plus 1/4 tspn citric acid powder.
You can also use the lemon/lime remedy with baking soda, which also normalizes many more parameters and, according to Ted, is the best and easiest one to use.
I've never ever had any problems taking these remedies myself, and I've been taking them for 3-4 years now. As to whether you should take these formulas, that's really up to you. If you have renal or kidney issues, then seek advice from your doctor.
As far as I'm concerned, baking soda is body friendly and is a natural body chemical, because bicarbonates are used widely both in digestion and in essential respiration processes within the human body. Sodium is also a major body electrolyte, which you body needs.
Sodium bicarbonate(baking soda) on its own, before the 1930s, was regularly prescribed in solution by doctors for colds and flu, and was used as a toothpaste. Today, Sodium bicarbonate is used by the medical profession as an IV buffer or flush during cancer chemotherapy as well as for women in labour.
Sodium bicarbonate, according to the MSDS standard, in terms of toxicity, is technically less poisonous to your body than ordinary table salt.
Hope this helps...
My sodium levels are low,via hair testing, and my potassium levels were high. I've had seizures in the past from low potassium. Can you tell me if I should use the full amount of sodium bicarb, 1/4 in my acv or lemon twice a day. I also have candida. I've only tried a sprinkle in my acv which certainly helps but wanted to find out what you think?
Thanks, I enjoy your posts and seem to have forgotten my login information!
Okay, I tried this today Bill, but I used ACV. The thing is when I've tried Peroxide, Castor Oil Packs on the liver, I felt something odd move in my liver.
Yesterday when I tried the borax and acv mixture I felt the same movement in the liver. Then I felt a strong pain in my lower abdomen where I have the candida rash. I noticed that the tightness in my liver, lessened. I'm thinking this cure would help those with liver disease, since I have liver malfunction, or perhaps the candida has invaded my liver. I also had more energy than normal and my thinking was clearer. Of course, this is the first day but I thought I would add that info. Also, I noticed that my urine was cloudy. Do you have any idea why that is? I also noticed I passed more candida in my urine and stool.
Any thoughts would be appreciated!
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)
Hi Sodium...Providing there is nothing wrong with your kidneys, alkalizing using lemon/lime or ACV with BS or BS (on its own) with 1/2 glass of water should not hurt you and should definitely help to get rid of the candida. When I had Candida, I took these remedies and used 1/2 tspn of BS twice a day in the remedies.
What might also cause a potassium/sodium imbalance is low body magnesium. Magnesium is very important, and is used in over 300 major body enzyme processes, including the regulation of calcium/potassium in your body. Most people are magnesium deficient and take too much calcium in their diet these days. Too much calcium causes intracellular acidity which encourages ailments like candida.
The best magnesium supplements to take are mag chloride, mag citrate or mag gluconate. You could also take magnesium (using either mag chloride or Epsom salts) -- 2-3 cups in your hot bath -- and absorb the magnesium transdermally through your skin over 1/2 an hour. Or you can simply prepare it as a spray using an ordinary garden sprayer. See this link:
I also prepare my own mineral water these days using 1/2 teaspoon natural sea salt, 1/4 tspn borax(1/8 tspn for women) and 1/4 teaspoon Mag sulphate(epsom salts or mag chloride) in 1 litre of water, and just drink this over a couple of days. This should benefit and regulate your electrolytic imbalances as well as both the sea salt and the borax acting as significant anti-fungals against the candida.
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)
Hi Sodium...When I started my Candida remedies, all sorts of strange things happened. First, and for a while, I felt quite poorly for a few weeks at the beginning of the cure. But this is just the candida die-off reaction to the remedies(this always happens), which puts a large strain on your immune system, liver and kidneys initially. This is why I took my own brand of herbs to support these organs during whilst taking the candida remedies. Many people with candida give up at this stage, either saying that they are allergic to the remedies or that the remedies just don't work. But you will always feel worse before you feel better with these remedies, because of this Herxheimer or candida die-off effect.
Secondly, when I was taking these remedies, I felt round, hard, pea-like things coming out with my faeces. Hundreds of them. I worked out that this could only have been a discharge of gallstones from my liver/gallbladder area, through use of my remedies. I was using coconut oil with lemon/lime in my remedies, which is also a method used to get rid of gallstones(normally lemon juice and olive oil are used). This discharge went on for something over 4 months and then just stopped. A useful side-effect of this discharge was that I both lost a considerable amount of weight as well as got a flat tummy again.
My view of the "liver movement" you have experienced is simply the discharge of more bile(and perhaps gallstone blockages or even parasites) from your liver/gallbladder area. As a precaution, and to support your kidneys and liver organs, I would also take herbs -- like dandylion, burdock, milk thistle or herbs of your own choice -- to support your liver and kidneys for the duration.
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.
Thanks Bill for your responses! Odd for me to read this today because I have been doing some of the alkalyzing formulas and have recently started to have swelling in my gallbladder/liver area. I started to have a lot of belching and lost my appetite, I thought it was a die-off reaction but my hand and feet turned yellow. I thought that perhaps there were gallstones blockign a duct or something, so I did a few liver flushes and started doing enemas more regularly. With the gallbladder flush I passed some stones, and passed a few more the next day.
I upped some of the herbs then felt better after adding sea salt to my alkalyzing drink. I noticed the edema was better after adding the sea salt! The funny thing is, or not so funny, is that I have suffered from extreme insomnia and when I added the sea salt, I have started to sleep better. Yesterday sleeping for six hours, HUGE FOR ME! I'm not wondering if the electrolyte balance has been the cause of all of my problems, including candida and seizures, specifically since my sodium levels are so low and potassium and magnesium levels were high on the hair analysis.
I had stopped doing the magnesium baths for a while because my feet was swelling afterwards, although I like using the sea salt, I'm not sure I should continue that and will instead try upping my sea vegetables/kelp to see if that does the trick!
I also noticed that when I use bentonite clay, the yellow hands and feet are better, but they are also better when using the sea salt!
Per your question to Robert: (Is the indigestion in your stomach or intestines?)
How do you tell if it's the stomach or the intestines indigestion ?
Unrelated question: Can I dissolove magnesium citrate powder or Betaine Powder in hot water because cold water does not dissolve as well, will it decrease the effectiveness of either one?
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)
(Sydney, Nsw, Australia)
My problem is in duodenum and spread to lower small intestine. I removed Candida by drinking carbicarb from lower intestine (I could see it in my urine). Changes were immediate (better skin, hair, back acne gone) but it will take me some time to fix the actual duodenum. There is a lot of that staff there. I develop burning in my mouth after 40min of eating that is how I learned that it is the duodenum. It is quite difficult for Candida to get in the stomach due to digestive juices. Robert
(Santa Cruz, Laguna, Philippines)
This is the abstract of a research article which confirms that at least from a science perspective, this herb actually does reduce calcium deposit-based stones in the body:
Effect of extract of Phyllanthus niruri on crystal deposition in experimental urolithiasis
I thought you might be interested in some science references to the herb Tinospora cordifolia mentioned. Some of these results particularly with sinusitis and diabetes are pretty amazing. The research on this just goes on and on for this one. - PJ
Radiation-Induced Testicular Injury and Its Amelioration by Tinospora cordifolia
Conclusion: ... These observations indicate the radio- protective potential of Tinospora cordifolia root extract in testicular constituents against gamma irradiation in mice.
Effect of aqueous extract of Tinospora cordifolia on functions of peritoneal macrophages isolated from CCl4 intoxicated male albino mice
Conclusion: ... From our findings it can be suggested that, polar fractions of Tinospora cordifolia stem parts contain major bioactive compounds, which directly act on peritoneal macrophages and have been found to boost the non-specific host defenses of the immune system.
Tinospora cordifolia as an adjuvant drug in the treatment of hyper-reactive malarious splenomegaly ? case reports
Results: Addition of extract of T. Cordifolia for the first six weeks to chloroquine showed regression of spleen by 37?50% after six weeks and 45?69% after six months from the start of treatment. Likewise decrease in IgM and increase in Hb as well as wellbeing (Karnofsky performance scale) were observed. Conclusion: The results of the present study paves a new sight in the treatment of hyper-reactive malarious splenomegaly, however, large-scale trial is required to confirm the beneficial effect of T. Cordifolia extract in combination with chloroquine.
An immunomodulator from Tinospora cordifolia with antioxidant activity in cell-free systems
Therefore, the immunomodulator from Tinospora cordifolia may also be beneficial as an antioxidant.... Our results too demonstrate significant antioxidant properties in the polysaccharide immunomodulator obtained from T. Cordifolia against peroxynitrite and photosensitization induced damage.
Our results indicated that Tinospora cordifolia stem extract is able to ameliorate the derangements in lipid me-tabolism caused by diabetes mellitus in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats towards normal level. Hence, this study may reveal the usefulness and beneficial value of herbal drug Tino-spora cordifolia in treating hyperlipidemia.
Efficacy of Tinospora cordifolia in allergic rhinitis
The efficacy of Tinospora cordifolia (TC) extract in patients of allergic rhinitis was assessed in a randomized double blind placebo controlled trial.... TC significantly decreased all symptoms of allergic rhinitis.
Preventive effect of Tinospora cordifolia against high-fructose diet-induced insulin resistance and oxidative stress in male Wistar rats
High intake of dietary fructose exerts a number of adverse metabolic effects.... In conclusion, our data indicate the preventive role of T. Cordifolia against fructose-induced insulin resistance and oxidative stress; hence this plant could be used as an adjuvant therapy for the prevention and/or management of chronic diseases characterized by hyperinsulinemia, hypertriglyceridemia, insulin resistance and aggravated antioxidant status.
Antimicrobial Activity of Some Important Medicinal Plant Against Plant and Human Pathogens
Root and leaf extract of S. Cordifolia recorded significant activity against all the test bacteria. [This includes E. Coli]... The methanol extract of Sida cordifolia exhibited significant antifungal activity against F. Verticillioides.
Ameliorative effects of Tinospora Cordifolia root extract on histopathological and biochemical changes induced by Aflatoxin-B 1 in mice kidney
... Histopathological analysis of kidney samples also confirmed the protective values and antioxidant activity of ethanolic extract of herb. T. Cordifolia showed protection against aflatoxin-induced nephrotoxicity due to the presence of alkaloids such as a choline, tinosporin, isocolumbin, palmatine, tetrahydropalmatine, and magnoflorine.
Anti-diabetic properties of Tinospora cordifolia stem extracts on streptozotocin- induced diabetic rats
http://www.academicjournals.org/ajpp/PDF/ pdf2009/May/Rajalakshmi et al.pdf
The oral administration of various extracts (hexane, ethyl acetate and methanol) of Tinospora cordifolia stem (TCS) were found to have potent antidiabetic activity that reduces blood sugar level in streptozotocin-(STZ) induced diabetic rats.... Supplementation of methanol extract significantly reduces the fasting blood glucose level when compared to other 2 extracts. Moreover this supplementation significantly decreases the glycosylated hemoglobin level as compare to diabetic control (p < 0. 001), reduced glucokinase and increased glucose-6-phoaphatase activity were reversed significantly by the treatment of TCS methanol extract in respect to diabetic group. In the TCS treated groups, the insulin and C-peptide levels were improved which shows the regeneration of -cell which secretes insulin, histopathological studies of pancreas of TCS methanol extract treated groups substantiate the regenerating capacity of extract.
Hi Bill, Would you advise me about my challenges with the candida protocol.
I began alkalyzing and doing your candida at the same time. I noticed with the baking soda I slept better. I also began the Water Cure which is more sea salt. I had strange results. The first was I was gaining 2 lbs per day. But to be fair I think it was from the water cure. But the worst was a horrible itching that started inside my breasts. I scratched so hard that I caused a boil on one breast which has yet to heal (6 weeks now, antibiotics and icchmol drawing ointment for the last week)
I am so still itchy. I stopped everything as I thought I was drastically allergic to something. I know I have candida and leaky gut and many food allergies. Do you have any idea what I did wrong?
(Rainy PNW, Usa)
(Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Hi Mary, yes, it is scary! No itching anywhere else, just the breasts. The deepest, most horrible, incessant itch I have ever had! It woke me up in the night it was so bad. I changed my laundry soap, body soap, and still had the terrible itch. I didn't connect that I had started using sea salt right around the same time. Well, I stopped the sea salt (for now) and also have not worn a bra for two days, and this morning I am about 90% better! I don't know which it was, stopping the salt or not wearing a bra.... Thinking maybe I am sensitive to the synthetic fabric in the bra for some reason... Anyway.... I am wearing a bra again today, so will see if it gets worse again. If not, then I will go back to the sea salt, and see how that goes. I Love the sea salt, really hoping that is not the cause. I Hope you are doing better. Boils are nothing to mess around with.... Have you read on here about turmeric and how it helps heal them? :)
I have pasted a post from Bill of the Philippines below. He talks about using bicarbonate and citrates to neutralize acids and thereby help the kidneys, and whole body. I know that my body has been overly acidic for a long time. When he talks about bicarbonate I think he's referring to baking soda, I Don't know what he means by citrates. I've read his post over and over and looked up citrates on the internet and haven't found much at all. He talks about takiing citrates, but warns Against citrus fruits! Does he mean taking certain minerals? Fortunately, I am able to take bicarb in water. But I am one of those people who cannot take ACV, or citrus fruits, or citrus fruits with bicarb in water. With the Citrus and bicarb the body gets too alkaline, quickly... then the urethera burns.
I'm working on getting off of that blasted omeprazole. Finally found out that when you try to stop omeprazole and replace it with something else you get an acid Surge. I got the surge mostly calmed down, and I'm now taking sodium alginate (forms a raft to protect the esophageal sphincter, I think) I'm supplementing with this with Tums, as well as marshmallow root, DGL, raw okra juice, and cooked okra. I started using calcium carbonate instead of tums in order to avoid the dies or other additives. But the body really does seem to become more alkaline with calcium carbonate than tums. Does that even make sense? and I run into the overly alkaline problem again. Any suggestions?
Thank you, Denise
Posted by Bill (Philippines, Luzon) on 04/06/2012
Hi Everyone... One fact that seems to scream out from the research regarding kidney problems is that a major cause for this condition is because the body is already far to acid, resulting in dangerous erosion and damage to the kidneys themselves caused by the acidity in the blood. Ted from Bangkok has said this time and time again on EC.D
Kidney disease and high body acidity also means that the body will havegreat problems digesting acid foods like raw Apple Cider Vinegar(acetic acd, malic acid) and citrus fruits(citric acid) which are normally beneficial to people whose bodies are not so acidic and who have sufficient stores to neutralize the citric acid to citrates and acetic acid to acetates. Ingesting these raw acid foods -- when the body is already so acidic and body bicarbonate stores so lacking -- are not beneficial to the body because in people with already acidic bodies and in order for these ingested acids to be converted to useful alkaline salts, these acids must first be neutralized by our bicarbonate stores during digestion. Excess blood acidity caused by a bad acid diet and a resulting lack of bicarbonate stores is what damages and erodes the kidneys. So if you have kidney problems then this essentially means that your body's bicarbonate and citrate stores are heavily depleted and also means that you are eating way too many acid foods -- so you cannot efficiently neutralize these damaging acids in the blood or within the cells themselves.
Therefore the common sense approach would simply be just to take Ted's Alkalizing Remedies to increase bicarbonate stores(alkalize the blood) and citrates (to alkalize the intracellular environment) within the body. From the research, bicarbonates and citrates are particularly useful for the kidneys in this respect.
So for some people to advise, as I have already read on EC, taking acidic foods like raw ACV and citrus fruits when someone is suffering from kidney disease caused by a lack of bicarbonate alkali in an already acidic body would seem to be absolutely crazy and completely the wrong advice.
Cottage Cheese and Flax Seed Oil
Has anyone ever heard of the Budwig Diet? It is for alkalizing the body and all you do is eat cottage cheese (full fat or Quark cheese not in the US) mixed with flax seed oil daily. I want to try this but am currently breastfeeding and wonder if it is detoxing at all. Does anyone know if alkalizing is like detoxing? Will the toxins come through the milk?
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.
A lot of people are asking questions, but I don't see any getting answered. What is the remedy/daily routine for a consistent pH and overall general health?
EC: Hi Scott, you will find Ted from Bangkok's alkalizing formulas here:
Consistent level of body PH is maintained by adequate level of CO2 in a body, which regulated by breathing. According to Buteyko, we are over breathing. No supplements or diet will achieve what proper breathing will do. Role of CO2 in human body is misunderstood and ignored.
Listen on youtube about Buteyko breathing program. It is utilized in official medicine in the UK and Australia after Prince Charles was cured of allergy and an Australian person of angina while hospitalized in Russia. Buteyko cured himself of high BP and a cardiovascular disease.
Keep in mind one MUST work with a qualified practitioner who has his license renewed annually by Buteiko clinic in Moscow. Buteyko program is copyright protected. There are no legal approved material for sale.
Buteyko said, It is a simple program that hard to implement. Children as young as 3 yo learn it easily as well as people who at death bed. It requires 5 sessions 1.5hr each to learn to breath properly. There are Skype sessions conducted by Buteyko clinic USA, which is authorized by the Moscow clinic.
Hello, I was wondering if its safe to ingest the carbicarb mixture? I read that sodium carbonate is extremely corrosive and if in ingested it can burn your stomach.. I dont want to drink something that is dangerous. Im looking for a explanation on how its safe to drink? Hope you can help, your research and data is amazing and I really want to try this. Thanks. Look forward to hearing back from you.
I stopped taking since I could not tolerate the taste plus the immediate rush to the bathroom. I drink lemon water alone which raises the ph as well. I juice daily and changed my diet and is now vegan. I cut off the crappy foods which I thouhgt I could not have lived without but was robbing me of my health. I eat mostly alkaline foods, take a wash out(purge in diarrahoe form) and enemas. I am determined to get my health back. The power is in our hands and what we put in our mouths. Repeat positive thoughts like my body is the temple of God every time u think of putting some crap in your mouth. It is hard, but it can be done. Many others have done it and is doing it. Do not give up!!!!
Hello everyone, this is for anyone who can give advice.
For various reasons I have been on a High Fat, Low Carb (20 grams of carb) diet for a month now and lost about 4 Kilograms (8 lb) and I am happy about it. I plan to stay on it for as long as I can, in order to get to my target weight, but I have one concern.
My brix levels are 3% (which I think is good) but my pH and ORP levels are not good. (pH about 5, ORP about 20)
My question is, should I take sodium bicarbonate in order to become alkalised and oxygenated? or add 35% hydrogen peroxide (3 drops per glass) or do something different?
Any comments are much appreciated, Thanks in advance, Panicos
I wrote Ted an email, but I wanted to open up my questions to the rest of earthclinic and also include more details.I have been trying to alkalize using Ted's lemon bicarb remedy. Instead of pure bicarb. I've been using a premade health product which contains a mixture of:
- potassium bicarbonate (7.8%)
- sodium bicarbonate (78%)
- sodium citrate (1.6%)
- a little sea salt
I mix 1/4 tsp of the above with 1/2 a lemon and dilute it into a very large glass of water. I feel strange when I drink it, my mind will fog up, or I'll feel physically anxious for no reason -- diluting and drinking the remedy very slowly reduces problems, perhaps the problems are less each time I drink it. Despite the odd sensations Anyone know why this happens? Sometimes it makes me extremely drowsy instead. Improved dramatically for 9 days straight. I used to take ~2500mg Betaine HCl with meaty meals, and now I need 650mg, sometimes none at all. If the lemon can make me alkaline, do I even need to mix in the alkaline powders?
I had these questions a week ago:
Is the above mixture safe? I have some pH strips (range 5.2 - 7.4) and whenever I check my pH it is always maxed out at 7.4. Presumably my urine pH is significantly higher than 7.4. Prior to this remedy my morning urine pH was also unreadable, it always read 5.2 (presumably lower). Will I ever know if I'm too alkaline?
However after 2 weeks things have changed a bit:
Day 14 my morning pH is 5.8 for saliva and and 5.5-5.8 for urine. This is after increasing from 1/4 tsp bicarb mix to 1/2. What going on here, am I not taking enough of the alkaline powder?
My underlying conditions are:
- mercury toxicity (95th percentile on a hair test)
- aluminum toxicity (70th percentile)
- GERD, CFS, anxiety, constipation, most symptoms of fibromyalgia (all improving with the alkaline remedy)
- recurring back pain and mild scoliosis (acts up alongside all other symptoms)
- candida likely - I've only eaten meat, vegetables and nuts for 8 months, any sugar/carbs/fruit worsen my symptoms, I also have frequent recurring rashes (face, groin, feet) that disappear if soaked in ACV
I'd like to note that I'm 28 years old, and was very fit and healthy before I got suddenly very sick 20 months ago. I have no metal fillings in my teeth. I did used to eat a lot of fish, perhaps my body is bad at detoxing mercury, or maybe I experienced an acute exposure unknowingly.
My plan to recover is
- alkalize 2x day - the above powder mixture lemon (my diluted version)
- maintain my strict candida diet
- take B complex
- oil pull 5 minutes with organic extra virgin olive oil every morning
- take modified citrus pectin (product name omitted)
- cook with real sea salt and acv
- small amounts of cilantro and chlorella (though some side effects so far)
- chia fiber (many side effects! Can people with candida not consume fiber...?)
- green tea (many side effects, have to stop)
- mild yoga to stall the perpetual degradation of my back
Any advice anyone has for me would be much appreciated!
Specific answers would be appreciated about:
- is my alkaline mixture safe? do I really need a break from it?
- why was I so alkaline after taking it initially, but not anymore?
- candida and chia fiber appears to make me sick.. Can I not have chia fiber? its mostly insoluable
- any tips to recover from candida
- any tips to recover from mercury
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
Alex, I have been suffering from Manganese toxicity and Candida infection for several yrs w/ no improvement from many alternative therapies... Until only recently 20 min Oil Pull w/ Canola, Foot Bath Zap (for Candida, very good results), Grapefruit Seed Extract #1 and Oil Of Oregano #2 for Candida, Detox Foot Pads (one on each foot nightly, very good results for heavy metals; I can actually feel that electrical shocking sensation as they travel through my body). Charcoal or Bentonite before retiring will bind heavy metals.
Hope this helps and good luck.
(York County, Southern Maine)
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
Linda, the "foot bath zap" is the best form of zapping (as I can attest). You submerge each foot in separate container of warm water w/ dash of sea salt and drop the ends of your zapper wires (mine has copper tubing) into the bath for 30-60 min to kill pathogens and parasites. Richard Loyd Phd wrote an article on lyme & mold toxins and describes it in detail w/ diagram here: http://www.royalrife.com/mold_toxins.pdf
(York County, Southern Maine)
Alex, for mercury toxicity, look into Andy Cutler protocol. Also, be cautious with chlorella and mostly cilantro. This stuff is so powerful at mobilizing mercury, many people experienced adverse side effects, re-toxifying themselves... I did a lot for mercury toxicity: 5 brands of zeolites, chlorella, cilantro, glutathione supplements, none-scheduled ALA, modified citrus pectin, etc. And nothing helped as much as Cutler protocol... Safer too. Sweating also helped a great deal, making my own NEAR infra red sauna. Good luck!
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.
(Honolulu, Hi, United States)
I just wanted to thank everyone for the replies. I'll post back on the things that I try.
I stopped taking the chia fiber, and my recent bout of problems went away. I didn't think candida could consume mostly insoluble fiber, but for some reason the fiber didn't work out.
Timh, I've got some grapefruit seed extract. I'll wait till I'm a little stronger and try it out. I'm also pretty curious about trying footpads. I used to live in a basement apartment which had occasional leaks, and I also owned a car that flooded and got fully molded on every surface. I managed to clean it up, but I'm sure it was always pretty toxic. I didn't have any health issues at the time, but I doubt it did me any good either. Is there any way to know if footpads can pull out metal? Or is it more for the molds? People seem very conflicted about foot detoxes in general (calling it miracle or hoax, rarely anything inbetween).
Also what do you think the OP did for you? One woman on this site says she recovered from agent orange exposure via op. I oil pull for 5 minutes every day, and I gotta say it feels like nothing (though my teeth certainly like it). It would be nice to think that it is pulling mercury out of my tissues without causing any noticeable side effects.
Mike, The Cutler protocol cured you of mercury problems? Did you have any digestion problems with DMSA? My stomach acid totally stops after I take DMSA. Do you think saunas are important for someone with primarily methylmercury exposure? I use a sauna about once per week, it seems to alleviate candida symptoms. I always wonder if it is doing anything for the mercury.
Debbie, Thanks for the information. I wonder if it can be used to safely chelate (or otherwise remove) mercury.
Has anyone had results from vitamin C? Please reply if so!
Green tea questions:
There is an *in vitro* study showing absorption of mercury from food (fish) drops 90% if consumed with green tea, black tea, or soy protein. http://fn.cfs.purdue.edu/fish4health/PurdueResearch/HGBioavail06.pdf
That may explain in part why some Japanese can handle so much tuna.
However there is also a previous study showing an increase in blood levels of mercury from consuming tea. So perhaps green tea can mobilize mercury... Which is something I cannot yet physically handle. I do like the idea that the green tea might stop mercury from being absorbed again though, I would like to try it more in the future. Currently green tea has been too strong for me (I'm not sure if it has to do with mercury or other effects).
Does anyone have anything to share about green tea and mercury?
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
Alex, I began detoxing via feet w/ two different brands of pads w/ noticable positive results but nothing complete or permanent for my condition as far as remission goes; then I tried an Ionic Foot Spa w/ great anticipation but mostly got die-off from candida infection (herxed so bad that I got chronic pancreatitis as a result of 1ce wk spa), so it seems I couldn't even get down to the heavy metal level w/ my brand of spa (1.5 herz?, pulling power) because of the severe candida overgrowth. Forward 2 yrs and try pads again w/ noticeable good results. You can buy pads on Ebay at wholesale prices from worldwide distributors. I am currently experiencing much greater relief from the pads in comparison to the spa. Most pads have a number of different ingredients so they can absorb an array of toxin types imho. After about 2mo use of 2-4 pads nightly, I can attest that the results are amazingly positive and I am becoming convinced that continual use will result in lasting improvements (of which I haven't experienced in a decade despite various treatments and healing protocols). Good luck.
(Honolulu, Hi, United States)
Some time has gone by and I've had a chance to try some remedies. There have also been new developments, and I'm looking for suggestions.
Trying a modified diet based on interactions with mercury
Paying attention to the mineral interactions of mercury, as suggested, I made some dietary changes. I began consuming brasil nuts for selenium (2-4 per day), almonds and a few other nuts for magnesium, vitamin E, folate, and 1/2 sheet of nori for iodine. I also made an effort to consume more brocoli (vit C, folate) and restrict the amount of iron I ate at one time (for example not having grass fed ground beef as often, and not eating it in combination with iron-rich nuts). I experienced roughly a week of improved health and energy upon the introduction of these foods. If I had to guess, I'd say I had most benefit from the brasil nuts and brocoli. Pumpkin seeds, and larger quantities of flax seeds were problematic. I've since lost this improvement, for reasons unknown. I speculate that perhaps eating a large quantity of nuts may have trigger some candida problems (too many carbs?). I also wonder about the iron content of the nuts, and its interaction with mercury. Nevertheless, I do think that the above foods are helpful when mercury is involved and I will continue to experiment.
Castor oil on liver/gut
I also had positive results from castor oil application. I had quite a bit more energy, less random pains, and stronger digestion thanks to castor oil.. Continued use of castor oil was less dramatic, but seems to still be beneficial. I don't actually make a castor oil pack; my particular technique is to rub castor oil from just above my lower ribs to just above my hipbone on the right side of my body, from navel to side. I use a microwaved sock full of rice as a heatpad, and a papertowel to keep the heatpad from getting oily. I move the heatpad around periodically to heat all areas. After an hour or so (if I haven't fallen asleep) I wash off any remaining oil. I try to do this 3-4 nights per week.
Ted's lemon bicarb continued use
I've continued using ted's lemon bicarb remedy for several weeks now, and the side effects I previously experienced no longer occur. I'd like to note that this seems to help with termination insomnia. My pH still spends plenty of time around 6. 0 as I get further away from when I took the remedy. I have not taken a 2 day break from this remedy as suggested. The lemons I've been using are very small, perhaps too small.. I'm considering doubling my dose (currently 1/2 tsp of bicarb is neutralizing the lemon).
Oil pulling continued
I haven't experienced a detox-related cure from from oil pulling yet. My teeth and gums are very healthy looking though, so OP certainly has *at least* that going for it. I'll write back again when I approach the 3 month mark (3 months was suggested by Ted for OP in case of heavy metals).
While experimenting with b-complex, various nuts and kimchi, I experienced a decline in digestion and energy (possibly unrelated). I started to have loose yellow stools every morning, and felt generally worse. Increasing betaine hcl dose from 0-1 capsules (650mg) per meal to 4-6 capsules improved stomach issues.
New: blood test results, does anyone have similar conditions and similar results?
Like many people on earthclinic, I had numerous troubling ailments and no luck with conventional doctors. Well, I did go to a doctor again and there were *some* medically significant results this time. This doctor (like most) did not think mercury, low stomach acid, and candida could be responsible for my problems. The only problems that the doctor could confirm were a low white blood cell count ~2. 6 (ideal 3. 4-11. 4), low neutrophils, low platelets, low good cholesterol, moderate bad cholesterol. A year ago I had a similar test, and all I can remember is that the doctor said that my immune systme was clearly fighting, but everything else looked okay. I wonder if this test from a year ago had a high white blood cell count. I did experience a 5 day stomach bug (presumably viral) within one month of having my blood tested, so perhaps that could explain the wbc. Or maybe this is just how it is with candida and mercury. Is anyone else in a similar position? Does anyone know what this might mean? Per the low wbc and my general symptoms, I'm supposed to follow up with a hemotologist in the near future.
New: worse fatigue
I'm not sure if its just stress but my recent fatigue is far worse than before. I started taking b-complex, and I sometimes wonder if it is making things worse somehow. A short walk makes me dizzy. Every meal requires a few hours of rest afterwards. I spend more and more time in bed, but less time sleeping. Is there a good way to differentiate die-off from adrenal fatigue, or any other likely cause? Any advice would be appreciated.
(Grand Junction, Co)
Alex, How are you feeling a year later? I have similar fatigue and dizziness too. I try all sorts of remedies so not sure which is actually working, which is preventing my healing? Ha! But I do continue on to the best of my abilities. Just started the alkalinizing methods with the added MSM, Iodine recommended by Dr Neon from S. Africa. I hope you are feeling well today! God Bless, Katherine
For chronic fatigue the thing that got me back on my feet was a simple Magnesium supplement.
Several years later after combating Candida, I got Bill's book (Candida, killing so sweetly) availble on this site that put the pieces of the puzzle together for me and I was finally able to excrete a putrid bowl of black sludge and I have been feeling much better, with less intestinal bloating, since.
Since then the other problems have started clearing up by themselves as my body heals. I still have systemic Candida but working on that to see what works for me, using Methylene blue on top of the usual protocols for now.
Can anyone give me a little advice. I have taken the bicarb soda in water on a empty stomach. I have done this in the morning to test whether or not I am producing too much stomach acid. I did this for three days And never burped at all. The next day I tried cranberry juice in water and burped afterwards. I am assuming this means I have too little stomach acid. Seeing gastro docor next month but I dont trust them. Can anyone shed any little. Many thanks and best wishes to all.
For alkalizing your blood and cells and for general health is it safe to take the lemon/lime mix forever or is it just for short term.
Help!! I am a 51 year old female with Multiple Myeloma (blood cancer - treatable but not cureable) and Kidney Failure and severly weaken immune system. I have been on chemo for 5.5 years straight. Just got out of hospital and found myself battling a bad case of thrush on top of other issues - high blood pressure, severe bad pain ( dynamic ), nauseousness and vomitting, along with a systemic infection of unknown origin and no appetite. These are the same issues that I had prior to going into the hospital with the exception of the case of thrush.
I would like to start an alkalizing protocol to rid body of toxins from 6 months of antibiotics and strengthen my immune system at the same time. Immune system is completely gone at this point. I am currently being treated with monthly infusions to help build immune system with blood products. Confused by all the formulas but I still have not been able to find a formula for persons with compromised kidneys. Don't know what to do because of kidney failure and the negative impact that sodium could have on kidneys. Can someone please point me in the right direction?
To bill from san fernando, luzon, philippines. I would like to start the alkalizing protocol. I have issues with salt and tend to constipation. I would like to try borax also for yeast overgrowth. Do I need the carbicarb remedy? unfortunately I do not understand what these products are. Could you please suggest a protocol to follow for a day at a time, or anything else helpful to add. Thank you in advance!
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)
Hi Cindy... Regarding your constipation issues with salt, if you are using processed salt then switch to using Natural Sea Salt with your cooking and at mealtimes. Processed salt is pure Sodium Choride which usually contains a hydrophobic additive -- usually Aluminium Hydroxide -- which is added to keep salt dry so you can shake it out. Aluminium is also bad for your body. Change to natural sea salt -- contains no additives -- and which will get damp because natural sea salt is hydrophillic(attracts water), so I just sprinkle it on my the food with my fingers. The Aluminium Hydroxide in your processed salt is what is causing your constipation problem -- the Aluminium Hydroxide drives water out of the intestine. Sea salt is much more alkaline and will do the opposite -- drawing water into the intestine, making your stools softer. Sea salt also naturally contains other minerals like Magnesium and Potassium which are also beneficial.
See this link for the yeast remedies that Ted from Bangkok recommends.
Killing the Yeast
* Ted from Bangkok recommends using B Complex everyday to get rid of the yeast. If and when the yeast goes then reduce supplementing to once every 3 days.
* Borax. Add 1/8 tspn of Borax (20 Mule Team Borax is fine to use) in a liter of water and drink this throughout the day. Do this for 4 days a week only. Borax is the ultimate fungal killer. Or you can simply buy Boron supplements at the health store and take the recommended dose but this will be more expensive (Boron supplements all use Borax or Sodium Tetraborate anyway).
* Topically, you can also use boric acid, hydrogen peroxide, Iodine or ACV etc as douches or suppositories. See this link here.
Addressing the Root Causes
Although the above remedies will get rid of the yeast, there is absolutely no gaurantee that it wont come back. The main root causes of yeast are excess heavy metals, excess body calcium(acidity), fluoride/bromide poisoning(acidity), medicinal drugs(especially antibiotics, anti-depressants), bad diet and poor immune system:
* Supplement with Magnesium Chloride, Mag Citrate or Mag Gluconate -- 250 mgs twice a day. This will help remove excess calcium form your body. Excess calcium encourages body acidity and encourages yeast infections. Magnesium helps support your imune system as well.
* Alkalize with Ted's lemon/lime remedy. One whole lemon or lime squeezed into a half glass of water. Then add 1/4-1/2 tspn Baking Soda(Arm and Hammer brand is fine) until the fizzing stops. Take this twice a day. This will also help remove any excess calcium in your body.
* Two drops of 5% Lugol's Iodine per day. Removes fluoride/bromide from the body. Iodine will also help to support and beef up the immune system.
* Eat salads containing cilantro leaf three times a week and drink green tea every day. This regimen will get rid of the heavy metals from the body in about a month.
* Take Fulvic/Humic acid in water daily. This will help remove and neutralize any other poisons in your body from food preservatives, pesticides etc.
* Diet. Avoid excess sugar, carbohydrates and avoid dairy - no milk, yoghurt, cheese etc. Try to avoid all processed food.
I am on a high blood pressure traitement and on NO salt diet. Can I proceed with Ted alkalizing protocol, Apple Cider Vinegar or lime and Sodium bicarb to fight candida. any help will be appreciated.
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)
You should maybe get informed about the relation of salt and high blood pressure as there seems to be none! I have read a lot of books and what I understand now is that as long as you are taking enough potassium salt will even lower your blood pressure. Another thing is that your body does need salt! And there are foods that lower the blood pressure like beetroots, celery and a lot more. So.... Better do some research. The salt thing is a bit like stay out of the sun, don't eat fat, don't eat saturated fats and much more, all things which are being turned back at least here in Europe! Nowadays people are advised to go in the sun in the middle of the day without sun screen (use your wisdom, of course, don't bake yourself to death.... ), pregnant women are advised to eat a cooked English breakfast which includes bacon, eggs, sausages......
Doctors will always parrot what the system tells them so in doubt do your own research! Even if they know better they are not allowed to tell you like my dentist who knew about OP but who doesn't tell the patients because it doesn't fit into the norm but after I talked to him about it he advised my husband to do it too!
(New York, New York, New York)
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)
Hi Carlos... It's very difficult to purchase humic acid in the Philippines but I have thankfully found a fulvic acid source which contains high fulvic acid in a bicarbonate solution together with the body electrolyte minerals. I take about 15 drops once or twice a day.
Since many of our long-term immunological illnesseses generally arise from our diet, from pesticides etc, from heavy metals, from the bad halogens and from drugs -- but I don't stop there. Almost everybody in the western diet is deficient in Magnesium, iodine, potassium and sodium with calcium generally in excess. Add to this vitamin and amino acid deficiencies as well. This all works to greatly depresses our immune system and leaves the back door open to illness.
This is why I generally and additionally supplement with extra Magnesium, Vitamin C(I take higher than RDA), Sodium(sea salt), Potassium(small amounts, more if ill) and iodine(I take 100 times more than the RDA). All these are generally deficient in the western diet.
But the most important remedy that I take on a daily basis is Ted from Bangkok's alkalizing remedies and my favourite, without a doubt, is his simple lemon and lime remedy. It is very effective indeed.
I have to add that I am also continously adjusting and experimenting with the remedies I take to see what effect they have, and to see if I can improve their effect.
For instance, I wasn't happy that I was waking up so slowly with brain fog every morning. I guess I had a slightly "acid brain". I know that Ted from Bangkok's carbicarb remedy is a solution for this, so I've tried an experiment. I tried creating a variation of the carbicarb remedy usng Ted's lemon/lime remedy and took the following:
Squeeze the lemon/lime in a glass. Add water up to 1 inch on the glass. Add 1/8 tspn potassium carbonate. Then add water up to half a glass. Then add 1/2 tspn Sodium Bicarbonate. Finally, add 1/8 tspn of Sodium Bicarbonate. The creation of the this carbicarb remedy must be done in the exact sequence as described, otherwise it becomes something different and won't work so well. You can also make this remedy by substituting 1/2 tspn of citric acid crystals for the lemon or lime(I've done this and tested it successfully).
When you add the potassium carbonate this is converted to potassium citrate, but there is still some citric acid left in the lemon/lime juice. When you add the Sodium Bicarbonate, the rest of the citric acid is converted to sodium citrate. As well, you will now have an excess of Sodium Bicarbonate(about 1/4 tspn) in solution which works to alkalize and buffer the solution. Then, finally, when you add the Sodium Carbonate, this just further raises the alkalinity of the remedy to a much higher level. To this mix, I usually add a small amount of sea salt(optional), in order to increase minerals and to increase ORP. I also sometimes add 1/4 tspn of Magnesium Chloride or Mag Sulphate(Epsom Salts) to this remedy as well -- this helps me to relax or sleep when I need it. Bye the way, this variation on the carbicarb remedy tastes much nicer!!
With this mixture, the blood is alkalized, the cells are alkalized and the brain is alkalized too.
I've been taking this mixture an hour or two before going to bed, and have found that when I wake up now -- no more brainfog -- I'm wide awake, energetic and ready to go.
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)
Hi Celou... Whenever people think of salt, people always think of sodium as the culprit. This is incorrect. Salt is Sodium Chloride(NaCl) and this molecule has entirely different properties to something like Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda). For the full explanation of the benefits sodium in relation to salt and alkalizing, see Ted's full description at this link:
Sodium and High Blood Pressure
This link explains the differences in effects between salt and the bicarb remedies from actual research results.
Your body needs salt. The main essential body electrolytes are Sodium, Calcium, Potassium and Magnesium. Sodium constitutes 90% of your body's electrolytes and is essential for life. The problem with salt is the chloride part of the molecule. Therefore, there is simply an imbalance between these electrolytes in your body which can be for various reasons(see link).
The key electrolyte in my opinion is Magnesium. With either low magnesium or excess calcium, then potassium balance will be affected. And if cellular potassium balance is low then sodium content in the blood and cells will rise to excess to compensate and cause problems. So supplementing twice daily with 250 mgs of Magnesium Chloride or Magnesium Citrate or Magnesium Gluconate will help you. Avoid all dairy products, avoid all calcium fortified foods, avoid sugar, cut right down on carbohydrates and avoid vegetable oils(polyunsaturated fats). Excess intake of heavy metals and halogens(Bromine, Fluorine etc) can also affect your mineral balance and create an acidic body. A depressed liver, kidneys or adrenals can also effect sodium excretion and reabsorbtion. And this problem relates directly to your candida too because all this electrolytic imbalance tends to cause acidity which helps the candida to spread.
(San Fernando, Philippines)
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.
Hi there, I have been on Ted's alkalizing protocol for 3 weeks now. The more I read about his symptoms the more I find them similar. I have had candida symptoms for over 15 years, eczema, stomach bloating, dry mouth, white tongue, burning acid in mouth after eating most of the foods. I also developed some eczema on my penis recently. In addition over the last couple of years my muscles started shrinking to the point that I was not able to walk. I am out of work and tried many, many protocols. Last 3 weeks have basically changed my life. I did two things: One: I take 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon of sodium carbonate (washing soda - a precursor of sodium bicarbonate) and 1/4 potassium citrate in at least 1/2 glass of water taken two times a day. Two: I am on a very specific Candida diet (search Bee's Candida diet) high in good fats (220-250g), protein (60gr) and carbs mostly from veggies I eat (60gr) I am 178cm tall and weight is 80kg. I am also getting ready to introduce borax which I am getting to Australia from USA (hard to find but I managed to get it delivered here). My changes after 3 weeks on the above are as following:
1.) My candida/eczema on my penis gone after 3 weeks and I do not get it irritated so easily anymore. I actually tried irritating it over the last few days but nothing happens. Usually I would get redness and itch would start after a while if I did not use a cream or aloe Vera. Not any more.
2.) For 3 weeks almost everyday I noticed white, cloudy urine. Initially I did not know what it was but after a while I realized it was Candida. How I know? well, after the first experience with cloudy urine I got an outbreak of a pretty bad eczema on my penis. Later I learned to keep it very clean after each time I urinated. Now, after three weeks no more itch, redness, eczema anything.. Clean and strong.
3.) I started walking again, wow! . Walking has not been an issue for so long but it scared me. I had mostly upper back issue (left side trap) to the point I could no longer type at work, so I took sick leave and I can tell you that it will take me months to get back to work. I am convinced that my diet and mostly alkalizing protocol helped to bring the muscle to balance. I still have a long way to go but it is working. Together with my diet I use basic supplements suggested by Bee Candida diet such as: calcium and magnesium citrate (equal amounts), East Flakes (vit B great source), vit C (makes me to go too much), lots of coconut oil and cod olive oil for fat source, vit E 400 once per per day. It is suggested that all foods are organic but I cannot afford it yet. I eat about 200g beef per day. I have terribly dry face skin and lots of eczema outbreaks allover. I manage to control it but it really wants to get out. I hope Borax will help. I feel very dry, my skin is very, very dry. One more interesting thing I noticed is that Candida gets worse a week before the full moon. I had Candida for almost 15 years and only last 5 I knew it was it. I noticed through my suffering that the cycle is always the same: two weeks before the full moon I get worse, eczema gets out, then two weeks after the full moon everything heals, body gets strong and fights eczema. It took me a lot of time to learn all these and try many things but here I am on the way to the recovery. I read peoples comments who recovered from many issues just applying that diet. Apparently high fat (good fat) diet is a miracle itself.
Okay, now I have a few questions:
Does anyone managed to get Borax in Australia (I got it but shipping is very expensive)
Also, I manage my burning sensation in my mouth by drinking Myrrh Tincture from Pure herbs in USA. Trust me you must get that brand or do not bother. I tried many but only this one is the one that works for whatever that is causing the burning sensation. I drink 20 drops 3 times a day. I started taking Myrrh only after I developed dry mouth after my last stupid antibiotics treatment in 2005 (that is when I really got serious Candida and started learning). Sometimes I think I have a bug and Myrrh helps to keep it under control, as soon as I stop drinking it the burning comes back. I tried using it in my colonics (at that time I did not know I had it in my small colon) and burned up my colon badly (did colonoscopy) - almost recovered but took 4 months. So, Myrrh is good but not strong enough to get access all the organs. Perhaps it only works in the first part of intestine and that is why it helps with burning. On the other hand I am worrying that it could be another bug. I really cleaned up Candida by urinating but this has not had any affect on the burning after eating. Not sure what that means. Again, on the other hand, when I tool lamisil tablets for a weeks it cleaned up the burning sensation and white tongue in a week. (I stopped using it due to huge eczema outbreak on my face). Perhaps I need to be patient and wait until my protocol gets to the problem that causes the indigestion issue. For now I keep drinking Myrrh tincture to help with my digestion. Oh, I tried enzymes (I learned a lot about them) but it did not work at all, only Myrrh works (good it is not so expensive).
Suggestions welcome, Robert
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)
Hi Robert.... Much congratulations on doing so well with your fight with candida. When I had candida 4 years ago and got rid of it using Ted's protocols, I also had eczma and psoriasis amongst many other symptoms. What I found was that virtually all my yeast/fungal symptoms -- including the psoriasis and eczma -- just disappeared altogether when the candida disappeared. I notice that you are using myrrh for your burning mouth. As a suggestion, please have a look at Ted's Oral Detoxificaltion at this link here: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/oral_detoxification.html" target="_blank. I have used these oral detoxification remedies and they are very effective yet cheap.
I would also completely agree with you about Ted's alkalizing remedies. I mainly took the lemon/lime remedy with 1/2 tspn of BS 3 times a day. I was quite aggressive with my protocol but I never had any problems or sensitivities with this dose. (I weigh about 100 kilos)
Your indigestion issue may be due to lack of Hydrochloric acid in the stomach, so it might be worth it to take Betaine Hydrochloride tablets or 6 drops HCL in a glass of water just before you eat to aid stomach digestion. Take Protease Enzymes at the same time. Is the indigestion in your stomach or intestines? If it's in the intestines -- you may be lacking pancreatic bicarbonates to neutralize the stomach chyme in the duodenum, so you can try taking just 1/4 to 1/2 tspn of plain sodium bicarbonate(Baking Soda) in a half glass of water about an hour after you've eaten -- after the food has already moved from you stomach into the duodenum -- which should be alkaline to neutral for your main second stage digestion to work.
Regarding the purchase of Borax in Australia, I've read that Bunnings Hardware(probably other hardware shops sell it too) sells it -- see this link here -- https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/borax5.html#AUSTRALIA. They sell Borax in the laundry isle where the cleaning products are kept. Costs about $11 for a 1 Kgm tub of Borax.
(Sydney,, Nsw, Australia)
Thank you for your answer. This website is really something. Ted has a great knowledge and experience, thanks Ted. Bill, I am happy that you managed to get over it. Can you tell me what exactly you did apart from lemon/lime and BS and how long it took you. I am convinced that my eczema, dandruff and everything I experienced is Candida. I feel that my body is very strong but something is just not allowing it to function properly. Did you use Borax during your treatment? I am so happy seeing my results in the lower part of my body but my my upper body is very dry, my face is so simply affected by eczema and unless I use some creams I keep getting back. Also, is there a way to contact people directly through their emails? I can only hope that you will find my message and answer it. I am so sick of big pharmacy and angry with them for all the antibiotics I was given. Robert
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)
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.
(Sydney, Nsw, Australia)
Thank for your feedback. My Candida is quite stubborn. I tried using Lugol's the other day and noticed that my burning sensation after drinking cold or eating a meal is down. I could feel some movements at my usual intestine level (where major Candida is) but then Lugol's did not work anymore. That is what usually was happening after using other anti fungals. I know it got resistant so I will try another antifungal - the Methylene Blue. I am keeping my body clean by drinking Borax (3 days per week) and carbicarb. I strongly believe that Carbicarb keeps my intestine and salivary PH at the right level and stops Candida from spreading around. I wish I new that earlier, I could avoid many problems.
I have a few other questions. Over the last 3 years I developed quite serious muscle issues. Considering that I have Candida in the intestine I believe I have washed out all nutrients from my body. My muscles have shrunk and I started having weakness and pain in my legs if I walk too much. Is there anything I could do to help that muscle weakness recovery apart form what I am already doing? My diet is okay (I think) 70-80% good fat some carbs (buckwheat) and a veggies. Will appreciate your feedback.
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)
Hi Robert... Regarding your muscle weakness issues in your legs, this could be due to imbalances in your main body electrolytes -- Calcium, Sodium, Magnesium and Potassium. Usually people's body electrolytes these days are high in calcium(acidifying) and low in magnesium and potassium. You can read about the importance of particularly potassium in this comment stream here:https://www.earthclinic.com/supplements/potassium.html#SIDEEFFECTS
Therefore taking Fulvic/humic acid or sea salt should help to alleviate this due to mineral content. Also, if you're not already doing so, try taking the citrate forms of sodium and potassium in your Carbicarb remedy if you can instead of the bicarbonate forms -- citrates tend to alkalize the inner cell environment more and will therefore help to oxygenate your cells(giving you more energy).
When I had candida I took mainly the simple lemon/lime plus Baking Soda form of the remedy and took it 3 times a day without fail and this drink mainly forms citrates and ascorbates which are very alkalizing. I also took the ACV plus baking soda remedy -- this forms malates which are also useful for energy like the citrates(but not so alkalizing as citrates).
I would also consider taking Vitamin C(as Sodium Ascorbate) with magnesium chloride or magnesium citrate, since this will also properly help to balance the calcium and potassium in your cells and tissues. Take at least 2-3 grams of Vit C daily with at least 250 mgs magnesium twice a day.
The methylene blue should also have positive effect on your energy as well.
(Sydney, Nsw, Australia)
Interesting info to read:
Extract: methylene blue (MB) concentrations of 450 and 500 %u03BCg/mL totally eradicated Candida albicans from the oral cavity, resulting in reductions from 2. 5 log10 and 2. 74 log10 to 0, respectively. These results suggest that MB-mediated photodynamic therapy can potentially be used to treat oral candidiasis in immunodeficient patients
Google: Treatment of oral candidiasis with methylene blue-mediated photodynamic therapy in an immunodeficient murine model
(Sydney, Nsw, Australia)
Hi Bill, Mary,
I do not take any statin. I agree Bill, my electrolytes are out of balance. I lost most of my trapezes muscle due to bad diet and overuse at work. For almost 3 years my diet was lacking 90% magnesium, sodium, and 100% potassium. I had no idea what to eat and survived on 300g buckwheat and 1-2kg meat per day no fruits or veggies. Although meat was okay I ate too much carbs (even though it was buckwheat). Thanks Bill for advice, I believe I am doing the right thing with my carbicarb. I noticed some improvement over the last 2 weeks in my legs. I have however pretty big problem with improving my PH in saliva. My urine is above 7. I tried taking more potassium but it barely helping. My carbicarb is 1/4 SB, SC, and 1/2 teaspoon potassium citrate. If I lower potassium my ph is really acidic, but even with higher potassium the PH of my upper body is below 7. Any idea what else to do? I think I simply need to wait and things will get better. Also, Is is okay to add lime to carbicarb solution? I could not find any comments on about it. I hate the taste!!! Blee, , ,
Once again, thanks for listening. By the way, my face and hair are sooooooo much better. I do not get this oily skin and hair anymore. I still have dandruff but people! It is so much better. My upper part of my body is so acidic. I know now that once I get this alkaline my eczema will never come back. Last week I started shaving regularly and noticed my face really getting better, all the marks after eczema outbreaks are healing, almost gone. Can't believe it, miracle people, miracle.... I have had to fight it with many different things over last 15 years, after 1 week of Carbicarb things just changed. I simply know I got better but the bug is still there. It will take me some some to overcome 15 years of infection. Robert
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)
Hi Robert... If you are taking carbicarb plus magnesium as recommended then this should be sufficient to bring your saliva and intracellular pH into alkaline. The one problem left could be in your diet. You have a high carb diet, and I have no idea how much calcium you are ingesting every day. I mention this because if you are taking in very large amounts of calcium then this is bad. Also check if your buckwheat is fortified with calcium. If it is, then eat more simple veggies and less buckwheat. All our food and grains -- milk, cheese, cornflakes, wheat, flour etc -- are over-fortified with excess calcium these days -- way too much. This excess calcium will acidify your cells and tissues and may well be what's causing your leg problems. You could also keep increasing your doses of magnesium until you get loose stools, then drop the dose back a little and continue the higher dose for a week or two to offset the excess calcium. This will work to balance/remove any excess calcium in your body and work to alkalize your saliva properly. But perhaps the real problem is diet.
Might also be an idea to get a simple hair analysis done -- this will tell you what minerals, heavy metals and halogens you might have in excess or are short of in your body -- this analysis doesn't cost much and it may well provide a better pointer to your problems.
(Sydney, Nsw, Australia)
As always, thanks for ur feedback. A few hours before reading your response I drunk magnesium itself without taking calcium (as I always do) and my legs pain was gone within 20 seconds! I was actually able to go for quite a long walk. I was shocked! ?. Of course the idea of too much calcium was from this website, I read about it under fibromyalgia comments. I started worrying that I have fibromyalgia as the muscle weakness started in the upper body and now my legs. But it look like it was all due to my bad diet (which I hoped for). You are right I was eating lots of carbs and meat for almost 4 years (50/50). I was low on most of nutrients and vitamins, I checked that on this Calorie Counter website. For almost 4 years I was receiving from my diet 40% of potassium, magnesium and calcium, almost 20% Vit E and so on. Now my diet is much better (70% of good fat oils etc, 10% carbs and rest protein). For the last few weeks I was also taking 500mg calcium citrate with 500 mg magnesium citrate plus carbicarb. I realized after reading many comments from you and Ted that calcium could be a problem. It worked. There is only one thing I cant understand. A few months ago I was taking lots of magnesium in pills (Magnesium as oxide and as sulfate dried) about 500mg daily but it did not really work on a long run. My diet was bad at that time and probably that is why the magnesium itself did not work well. I could feel it flowing through my blood, thinning my blood but the stiffness would still be there. I was missing something more - maybe it was potassium! ?. Anyway, now I am taking everything and less calcium. I see how I go. Will do the hair analysis to see what is happening. I did blood work but all was good, not very accurate I guess. I read somewhere that if you have pain in the left side it is calcium deficiency if right magnesium. I have developed a lot of weakness in the left upper back (trap muscle) to the point where I can no longer sit without feeling weakness but it look like it is due to my bad diet. I wish I found that website earlier. One more question, is it okay to add lime to the carbicarb? Also, should I take magnesium with carbicarb or with food? Could not find anything regarding magnesium intake on the web.
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)
Hi Robert... And many congratulations and well done to you for achieving so much in such a short time!! One of the hardest things is to change the habit of a lifetime -- eating habits. I did this too, I would have done anything to get rid of my candida -- and I did -- like you I changed my beloved eating habits. Made one heck of a difference, much healthier now. I'm not a vegetarian, I do not regard this as a natural diet for many reasons, but I am very careful about eating ANY processed food now -- this is the true enemy. Any food that has been constructed using chemicals unnatural to my body I avoid.
In answer to your questions:
One more question, is it okay to add lime to the carbicarb?
I would keep the lime/lemon with BS and carbicarb remedies seperate. I myself take the lemon/lime and baking soda remedy more often than the carbicarb remedy. I took the lemon/lime remedy three times a day with 1/2 tspn of BS when I had candida. This is my own favourite way of alkalizing which suited me best -- it creates citrates and ascorbates and satisfies many parameters. I take the carbicarb remedy if I feel I need stronger alkalization or if I can't sleep, if I've eaten or drunk something I shouldn't -- after all it's very hard to avoid chemically processed food now, and I enjoy eating out with friends -- and I have no idea how much processed food I am eating in some strange restaurant. Therefore, my way is constantly defensive now, I always alkalize after a situation like this or if I've had one over the top. Life wouldn't be much fun otherwise... LOL.
Also, should I take magnesium with carbicarb or with food?
No, never take alkalizing remedies with food, this will upset your acid stomach digestion. But it's OK to add magnesium to the carbicarb remedy, it won't interfere. Take these remedies at least one hour before meals or two hours after meals. I also always take minerals or vitamin outside mealtimes because if you take them with meals you lose 1/3 through intestinal excretion. In other words you will absorb more minerals and water soluble vitamins(like Vit C) if you take them outside mealtimes. The exceptions to this rule are Vitamins A, D & E which are oils and therefore best taken with food for proper digestion.
Regarding magnesium -- I now take magnesium transdermally mostly through the skin because I find this is easier. Using Magnesium Sulphate(Epsom Salts) or Magnesium Chloride -- these are very absorbable through the skin. Also, you can absorb far larger amounts of magnesium this way than supplementing -- because there are no intestinal problems to worry about -- it goes straight through the skin into the blood. I now use an ordinary small garden flower sprayer loaded with 3 tablespoons of epsom salts or mag chloride and, after showers, just spray it all over my body front and back and leave it to be absorbed. You will take in more magnesium this way than through the intestines for sure. You can also target and spray weak and sore areas of your back this way which will perhaps more effectively target and solve your problems quicker than ingesting magnesium. Cheaper too.
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)
If you want to really target your sore/weak areas directly -- you can do this topically using Magnesium Oil. Although you can buy Mag Oil, I normally create my own -- all you need is magnesium chloride crystals and water. The mixture consists of 70%-80% mag chloride crystals plus 20%-30% water by volume. The dissolved mixture will feel oily. Rub this topically onto your painful/weak body areas for rapid transdermal absorbtion and you should feel the benefits very quickly. And if you like, you can also supplement with this Mag oil outside mealtimes -- 10 drops a day in a glass of water or juice.
(Sydney, Nsw, Australia)
I have no words that can describe how happy I am to find this website. Truly life changing experience. A few clarifications regarding my remedies and its effect.
1. You are 100% correct about Calcium/Magnesium problem. Since I started taking Magnesium my body grows like bread! Muscle going back to normal flexibility etc. I will buy the magnesium chloride and get the mixture to target these sore areas. Thank you for your advice. Taking it internally really gets me going to the toilet too much.
2. I also want to tell you that your are more than correct about the Lime/lemon with BS. carbicarb is not doing the job with Candida as much as BS with Lime for me. I noticed my skin going back to oily and Candida coming out through my skin again. As soon as I changed back to BS and Lime everything went back to they way it should be. I must say my gut feeling was telling me that this is the solution I needed, again I did not listen to my gut:-). Lemon does not work as good as lime either, amazing mate, amazing. I only hope it will stay that way, I know my body is getting better. Also, after what you have been through I can see I have a chance for a permanent improvement. It looks like we have been through a very similar experience.
As for DIET!! Ha ha, when I read your comments I was laughing, I so feel you mate! I just watched Jamie's Oliver kitchen and what the guy is trying to do in USA etc, God bless him. It is hard, especially to give up bread, I still cheat from time to time and get a bite here and there. Okay, I run to get some magnesium and fix my already better muscles. I caused a lot of muscle pulling I only hope it is not damaged too much and I will be able to go back to work soon. I lost all savings already, my Doctor signed a disability form to help me to pay my bills. He will be surprised when I go back to see him in a month.
By the way, do you know any good remedy for irritated colon? As I mentioned before I used myrrh a lot, I also used in in enema once and irritated my intestine in 2 places, I did colonoscopy and saw it red. I feel pain when food moves in those areas. It healed a bit and then I took lemon, Borax and some myrrh again and irritated it with one of these supplements. Now I only take BS and lime and it is better. One thing for sure Bill, I have never felt the way I feel now. I wonder what it will be like to remember things, I feel like I have Alzheimers. It has always been like that, at school mostly. Only recently I realized why. Pity that Doctors do not get it. I can only imagine how many diseases simple BS/lime can fix. My entire family has Candida issue, but I wait to fix myself and then give them the good news. Last one thing, the white discharge after taking BS or other Ted's solution is Sodium (I think). I read about this on the Gerson forum. His idea of diseases is caused by imbalance of sodium and potassium in body's cell. He talks a lot about it and lots of sodium being pushed out through urine when taking Potassium supplements. God bless you all... Robert
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)
Hi Robert... Regarding your sore colon, I've found the best for this to be Cat's Claw and/or Tumeric. Cat's Claw, like tumeric, is an amazingly protective herb for the whole intestine. Tumeric is specifically useful and protective for the colon, and also has wonderful effects on the skin. I use both now(I eat curries which contains tumeric as well as many other useful herbs) and I find that Cat's Claw keeps my bowel movements very regular now. Both are very gastro-protective, about as good as it gets for me. These two herbs are also significantly anticancer and anti-candida as well.
Your revelation of others in your family who have candida is also interesting. Remember that candida and other auto-immune diseases can be caused by where you live, as much as by diet. I remember a story that Ted relates about a large Thai family who all lived in a house in Bangkok. All the family had various forms of cancer, and where they lived was heavily infested with fungal infestations such as black mold. It wasn't their diet that was so much causing the cancer -- the black fungal mold spores were the real cause. Worth bearing in mind.
Funny what you say about Jamie Oliver. I watch him too... And I just drool!! ... LOL.
I used to have problems remembering stuff too, but after I started taking lugol's iodine, my memory seemed to come back. I was taking 2-4 drops of lugols whose effect seems to be to sharpen the mind. I normally just add the lugol drops to my daily dose of Ascorbic Acid(powder dissolved in water with sodium bicarb added -- converts it to the more alkaline ascorbates) -- The Ascorbic Acid converts all the iodine to iodide and you don't taste the iodine. Also, I've read from some research that when you take iodine together with vitamin c(megadose) this way, then the Ascorbic acid is converted to something called Dehydroascorbic acid. The latter has exactly the same properties as Ascobic acid and is also a valuable antioxidant -- except that the Dehydroascorbic acid can penetrate the blood/brain barrier easily whereas ascorbic acid cannot. Hence the benefit to the brain. I'm sure taking daily iodine with ascorbic acid this way will help with the forgetfulness and memory loss -- but it will take a couple of months to repair. Methylene Blue is also another good remedy that Ted recommends for Alzheimer's, and is also worth taking.
Hi Robert from Sidney,
I was much struck by your reference to the moon cycle - I have noticed the same cycle in dogs. It reaches its zenith on the full moon and recedes like a tsunami wave leaving behind a little more despair and destruction.
Your symptom description corresponds almost exactly to the syphilitic miasm in homeopathy. I've included Kent's description from a website http://www.homeoint.org/books3/kentwrit/writ45.htm if you'd care to read it. Do ignore it if it doesn't correspond!
The miasm is a wretched one and so easily acquired by contact or inherited.