Yes, endometriosis can cause a lot of pain and vomiting, so it may be that. Why are you thinking PID? Does she always have pain or just during menses? Fever? Often times women with endometriosis get treated for PID when they show up in…"
"I'm looking into filters now. We're about to move and leave behind our carbon/ceramic filter that mounts into the sink faucet with a Pure tap. I looked at the Berkey's, and like that you can remove flouride and arsenic, but don't…"
"I just read the Ejuva website. It does not provide a list of ingredients. It doesn't mention mercury toxic people. I'd rather do Juice Feasting. Then you know what you are consuming. This 'take a pill of herbs' of TCM…"
"I'd include some kombucha which recolonizes the gut. Only small amounts as it kills off candida. You don't want to be releasing mercury quickly as it just redeposits in organs and brain. 1 tablespoon a day to start or a couple of ounce a…"
"Hmmm... I'm struggling to reply to your inquiries, lol. The computer just locked up and lost my reply.
Silver jewelry is usually nickel allergy. I'm not keen on ingesting silver.
Garlic kills candida and releases…"
"OMGosh, I did not see or get notified of your replies! I'm just reading now. I'm not sure how I didn't see them either. And the forum didn't register that I posted in this thread already. Grrr...
I didn't know about the…"
"Hi Tanya, thanks for chiming in.
I do agree with what you say: I've been more attentive to nutrition and overall health than most, yet have more chronic symptoms than most. Am I just more sensitive/aware of my symptoms? I don't think so,…"
"I'm the Tanya Pat mentioned a little above. I don't have a lot of experience, beyond the basics, for digestion-related issues and parasites, but the chelation thing I can discuss.
Brief background: 4 years ago I got sick, was lucky to…"
"I like the test, but half my responses were in over-methylated and half in under-methylated. So no clarification for me.
BTW, does over-methylating correspond to faster phase 2 or is that different? One of Pat's links to Dr. Amy's site…"
"Nourishing Traditions book says avidin (and trypsin inhibitors which interfere w/ protein digestion) are neutralized by light cooking.
So don't consume raw egg white. I had also heard in the past that soft boiling/sunnyside up/poached were…"
What test did you use to see if under or over methylating?
My basic understanding of stress causing hormonal imbalance is that stress releases cortisol (a hormone made by the body when under stress). Progesterone is a precursor for…"
"Nope, I'm not chelating (except maybe w/ garlic). I'd rather chelate w/ foods, but I need to research all that. Am I foolish to think I can chelate w/ foods or herbs? Obviously, I need to open pathways first."
"Along w/ the parasite finding, my stool analysis also found I have lots of Bifidus and e.coli (which is normal in stool), but no Lactobacillus. I was really surprised about the Lactobacillus, b/c I've been eating raw fermented veggies w/ each…"
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a little about me
I am studying herbs, have been on a restricted diet for a long time and have healed some through that and whole foods, herbs. However, I'm still not well. A lot digestive issues and some emotional stuff that hangs on.
And I love making my own remedies, using natural items around me. I often find they work better than something I've purchased.
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