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oh guys-

i feel so misleading!!! I actually have been feeling really bad lately- I am just so happy to be off the antibiotics and i do feel good about my gastro so I guess you guys interpreted my emotional state which is trying to be positive- unfortunatly my body is still stuck in a very negative place.

I'm sorry. :( So the Levaquin didn't do anything for you?

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Hi Miamia. :)

It is so wonderful to come back and find familiar faces. :wub:

I know that you can make your own baking powder, it just has 3 simple ingredients:

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon cornstarch (aha! our culprit!)

Answers.com says that you need "a mixture of baking soda, starch, and at least one slightly acidic compound such as cream of tartar that works as a leavening agent in baking by releasing carbon dioxide when mixed with a liquid, such as milk or water."

I am wondering if you couldn't successfully substitute arrowroot, potato starch or tapioca flour... I think I feel an experiment coming on!!

I use just organic baking soda and add a teaspoon of lemon juice for the acid. I am curious about how your experiement turns out. :)

Welcome Aziza and I am sorry to hear the kind of misery you have had to deal with especially given that it could have been prevented.

I have been ill for nearly five years now and have tried a number of treatments and diets, most recently I find I am having success on the SCD, Specific Carbohydrate Diet. I eat mostly meat, fish, eggs, and selected vegetables, fruits and nuts. No grains or starches, no sugar but I can have a little honey...... but I notice you said you were a vegetarian and so this might be challenging.

I agree with the others that listing what you eat might help us to see what may be a problem.

I have found castor oil packs to be helpful for pain, if you don't know how to make one and would like to just let me know. Alternately, if you have never tried ice packs for pain they can also help.

You have come to a wonderful place. :)

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Has anyone heard of pure water filtration, its when they use steam to make rain for water and its supposed to be 99.9 effective to get rid of bacteria, metals, chlorine and so forth. I have an guy hopefully soming today to give me a quote, since starting tommorow no water at all for an week except to flush the toilet and it will stick like chlorine.

He said it is way more effective then RO water. But im wondering if he is just someone trying to make money off us down here lol.

paula

http://www.purewaterinc.com/Html/frequentl...d_questions.htm

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Hi Paula. :)

It sounds to me like he is talking about steam distilled but maybe I am wrong, if it is steam distilled then it also removes minerals and we need them.

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Hi Paula. :)

It sounds to me like he is talking about steam distilled but maybe I am wrong, if it is steam distilled then it also removes minerals and we need them.

I was just thinking about that. it says it does not hurt not to have those minerals, but im sure that is in 100 percent healthy person, and we are not that lol.

It is steam distilled, so i guess that will not do me any longer term help, just help now with the salmonella. Ughhhh

paula

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Paula, I really don't know, so I Googled and found what Dr. Mercola thinks of distilled water ... apparently he thinks it's very bad (that's an understatement, LOL). http://www.mercola.com/article/water/distilled_water.htm

Ok i guess that is not what i want lol. So i wonder if i should supplement cause im only drinking bottled water. Or is that ok for a short period of time.

paula

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I supplement minerals ... in that article, Mercola says to even with RO water. His problem with distilled is that it's acidic. Spring water is available in those gallon jugs just like distilled is, that might even be a good option right now.

My LLMD wants me taking minerals because of my daily saunas (which he recommended). There are many things that deplete us of minerals. :D

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Colon cleanse???

So I have theoretically been on the candida diet for about a week or so... I've cheated a few times and paid for it. I went and bought some oil of oregano, activated charcoal (which has no directions btw!), some epsom salt and that P'ao whatever it is tea.

MY QUESTION--- The guy at the health food store was discouraging. He says candida is harder to kill than cancer... so he gave me this packet of information that of course suggests all these hella expensive products to buy from them (CandiClear5--59.95, O3Right--49.95, and PapayaPro--89.95) that help clear out the colon because if this isn't done first then the candida will hide there and you are just throwing away money on pro-biotics because candida is stronger. They list 7 products, these are the best three. They have a combo pack where you can buy all the products, one month supply for 269.95 instead of 325.... which is a nice deal but SERIOUSLY????? WHO HAS THIS KIND OF MONEY???

I've read alot of the threads here and have never seen anything mentioned about the colon (to the best of my knowledge) so I would love feedback and advice. Do you all think I'm having one pulled over on me or does this guy actually know what he's talking about??

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I don't know that his product doesn't help, but it does seem expensive.

Typically there is an underlying condition. Candida generally doesn't just grow in a healthy body.

It could be heavy metals, bacterial dysbiosis (instead of candida!), parasites, etc.

The product I took to get rid of parasites cost $27! It also helped my bacterial dysbiosis. I also took massive probiotics -- Theralac, Ultra Flora, and VSL#3.

You should also be eating no sugar and avoiding simple carbs.

Take your activated charcoal two hours away from everything else so it can absorb what's in the gut.

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I don't know that his product doesn't help, but it does seem expensive.

Typically there is an underlying condition. Candida generally doesn't just grow in a healthy body.

It could be heavy metals, bacterial dysbiosis (instead of candida!), parasites, etc.

The product I took to get rid of parasites cost $27! It also helped my bacterial dysbiosis. I also took massive probiotics -- Theralac, Ultra Flora, and VSL#3.

You should also be eating no sugar and avoiding simple carbs.

Take your activated charcoal two hours away from everything else so it can absorb what's in the gut.

Well my own theory is that I have candida as a result of multiple rounds of antibiotics. I had bronchitis last November (which I may have gotten from taking Nexium... sigh) and then I had and STILL HAVE avaginal bacterial infection. Dr said there was NO yeast present when she did the pap, NO healthy bacteria present, only this thing called Strep B. So basically my vagina has strep throat. So we did a round of amoxicilin and nothing changed. I said no more antibiotics because I felt they were contributing to the problem.

what is bacterial dysbiosis?

I am eating no sugar and no carbs, save brown/wild rice occasionally. I am taking ultraflora i believe, and another probiotic.

How do you take the charcoal? just dump some in water??

About heavy metals... this would maybe make sense... i do have TWELVE metal fillings. But i don't get why it would suddenly be a problem, unless it was from my body detoxing after going gluten free in november???

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Carla, good points.

We buy spring water in the five gallon containers.

Hubby is going to look for spring water before he comes home today.

So what supplements shoud i take?

I did something really dumb yesterday, i made devil eggs and i forgot to check the mayo, and guess what it has soy in it, so im so sick this morning. I even thought i had the salmonella for a minute and got scared, til hubby looked at the mayo ingredients. Oh well i guess they wer worth it lol

paula

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How do you take the charcoal? just dump some in water??

I never knew it came in powder form, can you take it back and get the pills. I take mine at 4 am and it works great. The bad thing is it makes me go to the bathroom while im exercising at 6 am lol

paula

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I never knew it came in powder form, can you take it back and get the pills. I take mine at 4 am and it works great. The bad thing is it makes me go to the bathroom while im exercising at 6 am lol

paula

I got the powder form intentionally cuz it's purer (more potent) and doesn't have all the other crap added to it, plus you get more bang for your buck. i was in a hurry though so i didn't bother to look and realize there were no directions! ha. errr.

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Well my own theory is that I have candida as a result of multiple rounds of antibiotics.

This could be the reason. Probiotics would help in this case.

what is bacterial dysbiosis?

It's when you have too much bad bacteria and not enough good bacteria. It's an imbalance. I used oregano oil, uva ursi, and plant tannins until I found the Humaworm, then I used it.

With the strep in your intestines, its obvious you have some of the wrong bacteria there!

How do you take the charcoal? just dump some in water??

Mine was in capsules!

About heavy metals... this would maybe make sense... i do have TWELVE metal fillings. But i don't get why it would suddenly be a problem, unless it was from my body detoxing after going gluten free in november???

Well, it wouldn't suddenly be a problem, but you might not have had enough of a drain on your system until it was weakened enough. The metal fillings are a toxin to everyone, but they don't cause health issues in everyone.

We can all process a certain number of toxins, when our load is too much, that is when we become unhealthy. Some people may never actually get sick from their fillings, but others, because they have more toxins than their immune system can handle, do get sick.

It's like if all of us were exposed to the flu and only some of us got it (like my daughter and I got it, but no one else in the family). Some people's immune system can handle it.

Hubby is going to look for spring water before he comes home today.

So what supplements shoud i take?

I take a good multiple, iron and magnesium.

Sorry about the food contamination .... glad you don't have salmonella!

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tame:

I found this article talking about how to take charcoal in powder form.

<a href="http://healingtools.Lame Advertisement/char3.html" target="external nofollow">http://healingtools.Lame Advertisement/char3.html</a>

hope it helps

paula

General Health: Mix 1 tsp. - Activated Charcoal Powder into 8 oz. - Pure Water and drink 1-3 glasses per day.

General Illness - Flus, Colds: Mix 1 tsp. - Activated Charcoal Powder into 8 oz. - Pure Water and drink 4-7 glasses per day.

SERIOUS Illness: Mix 1 tsp. - Activated Charcoal Powder into 8 oz. - Pure Water and drink 8-12 glasses per day.

NOTE: If you have Constipation, the Charcoal Powder in the Slurry will probably PACK-UP, and so you'll NEED to drink 8 oz. of Charcoal Slurry, using 1/2 tsp. of Activated Charcoal Powder, that has been mixed into 8 oz. - Pure Water. If your Constipation STILL causes the Charcoal to PACK-UP, after drinking the above Mixture, then drink a Slurry, using 1/2 tsp. - Activated Charcoal Powder and 1/2 tsp. - Psyllium Seed Husks or Flax Seed Meal, that have been mixed together in 8 oz. - Pure Water.

Please continue to drink your usual Dosage until the DESIRED Results are obtained and then you can drink the General Health Dosage for the REST of your LIfe.

If and when you take ANY Drug(s) or drink Oxygenating Water, please WAIT at LEAST 1 hr., before you drink Charcoal Slurry, thus ENSURING that the Activated Charcoal will NOT ADSORB it/them.

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Paula, is it crazy down there with the water situation? Are you guys running out of bottled/jugged water or are they able to keep it in stock?

Tamed, it is kind of true it would be impossible to kill off every bit of candida, or at least you wouldn't want to. Candida exists in all of us and in a healthy body it is in a balanced state, it's supposed to be there. When it gets out of balance and overgrows that is what is the problem.

For a vaginal yeast infection my naturopathic gynecologist recommends applying probiotic packs topically to the vaginal area, the same can be done with yogurt. The good bacteria/active cultures in the probiotics or the yogurt neutralizes the ph of the vagina and helps to normalize the yeast overgrowth. You can google probiotic suppositories or yogurt suppositories.

Other natural things to consider, eating lots of garlic (a natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal), drinking pure unsweetened cranberry juice.

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Hi everyone.

So the appointment went good on Friday. Umm, yeah I was told to still not do the epsom salt baths. I said after LED or never do them. He said, Dr. M. to never do them. :huh:

I have 2 more LED's to go and I think I will be done. I filmed our trip. Yeah It was fun. I even filmed my mom drolling at the outlet stores in Gilroy, garlic town, that we drive by. Also at all the cars that she yells at to get out of the way.

She is a crazy driver. :wacko:

Oh Carla I was given zeolite HP. Isn't that the one you take after your fillings are removed. Should I take it anyway?

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Oh Carla I was given zeolite HP. Isn't that the one you take after your fillings are removed. Should I take it anyway?

I don't know if will harm if you still have fillings. Your doctor knows you still have them, right? I'd follow his instructions. I had my fillings out 17 years ago, so taking these supps with fillings has never been an issue for me.

Hey, what do you guys think about this?

You know I was doing great, but had air hunger. Started back on Malarone and herxed. Then I had my regular monthly herx and went right into the flu .... not sure when I got the flu, but started feeling bad last Sunday when my herx was due, didn't come out of it, then daughter got same symptoms, so at some point, I went from herx to what she had.

She was only sick for two days, if that.

Here it is a week later and I still feel bad. I did okay yesterday, but at Mass it was really hot, I got really faint at one point (when I was playing flute, I had to stop and sit down). But I did manage to cook dinner and enjoy the day yesterday. Today, I don't want to move again. My temp. is 98.8.

What do you think? I've been off abx for a month, but on herbs. These aren't Lyme-specific symptoms, nor my normal lyme symptoms except for fatigue (no joint pain, or normal aches). I have a sore throat and don't want to get up. I have off and on diarrhea for the past week (including yesterday).

Do you think this has to do with Lyme, babs, or lingering flu? I've tried to present my symptoms in an unbiased way, LOL.

I guess I'm just paranoid about being off the abx and being sick. My air hunger is gone, but comes back if I cut back on the Malarone.

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Paula, is it crazy down there with the water situation? Are you guys running out of bottled/jugged water or are they able to keep it in stock?

It is very crazy here. YOu go to an store and all you see is water all over the place. well when the truck gets there. I wasnt really freakin out til i found out we cant use water for anything for an week. And now i just went to pick up my daughter from pre-k, and the director of the school said they will probably be cancelling school for the rest of the week, she said if the public school calls off then we are going to call off school to. My daughter was excited tho cause she said the fire truck came and filled up the tank of water at there school lol.

I feel like im living in a bad dream and am going to wake up lol

paula

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Hey, what do you guys think about this?

You know I was doing great, but had air hunger. Started back on Malarone and herxed. Then I had my regular monthly herx and went right into the flu .... not sure when I got the flu, but started feeling bad last Sunday when my herx was due, didn't come out of it, then daughter got same symptoms, so at some point, I went from herx to what she had.

She was only sick for two days, if that.

Here it is a week later and I still feel bad. I did okay yesterday, but at Mass it was really hot, I got really faint at one point (when I was playing flute, I had to stop and sit down). But I did manage to cook dinner and enjoy the day yesterday. Today, I don't want to move again. My temp. is 98.8.

What do you think? I've been off abx for a month, but on herbs. These aren't Lyme-specific symptoms, nor my normal lyme symptoms except for fatigue (no joint pain, or normal aches). I have a sore throat and don't want to get up. I have off and on diarrhea for the past week (including yesterday).

Do you think this has to do with Lyme, babs, or lingering flu? I've tried to present my symptoms in an unbiased way, LOL.

I guess I'm just paranoid about being off the abx and being sick. My air hunger is gone, but comes back if I cut back on the Malarone.

have you had any canteloupe, there is an salmonella outbreak with canteloupe now.

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Hi Aziza, welcome to the thread :)

Sorry you have been suffering so much. I don't have any specific answers but there are lots of knowledgeable posters in this thread, as well as on the forum.

It might be helpful to know what tests you have already had done, and what if anything has been ruled out, also things you have been treated for with both your mainstream and alternative Drs/practitioners, what you are eating and react to, like Rahcel and Carla mentioned.

So the appointment went good on Friday. Umm, yeah I was told to still not do the epsom salt baths. I said after LED or never do them. He said, Dr. M. to never do them. :huh:

I have 2 more LED's to go and I think I will be done. I filmed our trip. Yeah It was fun. I even filmed my mom drolling at the outlet stores in Gilroy, garlic town, that we drive by. Also at all the cars that she yells at to get out of the way.

Lisa, glad you had a fun trip and a good appt.

I am so curious as to WHY you aren't suppose to do epsom salt baths. Next time you will have to ask because I really do want to know WHY. :huh:

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What do you think? I've been off abx for a month, but on herbs. These aren't Lyme-specific symptoms, nor my normal lyme symptoms except for fatigue (no joint pain, or normal aches). I have a sore throat and don't want to get up. I have off and on diarrhea for the past week (including yesterday).

Do you think this has to do with Lyme, babs, or lingering flu? I've tried to present my symptoms in an unbiased way, LOL.

I guess I'm just paranoid about being off the abx and being sick. My air hunger is gone, but comes back if I cut back on the Malarone.

Carla, I don't know enough about the lyme cycle with abx to answer about that, but I do know the flus that are going around are really lingering.

Not saying that that is it, but something to keep in mind. Some people are getting sick and it's lasting 2 weeks or longer, and some it will be on one week off the next and then back on for another two weeks.

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Carla,

I had an thought while i was cleaning, do you think maybe its the humaworm, when did you start to take that.

paula

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