Health Guide 2
A to Z Symptoms and Remedies
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INDEX (56 conditions listed)
Aching joints and muscles:
Often accompanied by fatigue and are arthritic in nature. Evening Primrose Oil often brings fast relief, as does the whole lemon drink. Rub OxySpray on joints. To make your own equivalent of OxySpray, mix equal parts of 3% hydrogen peroxide and aloe vera juice. Spray and rub this mixture on sore joints twice a day. Warm it up in a pan and massage it into joints or areas of your body that are sore and aching. If the symptoms are related to arthritis or rheumatism, you may get relief with Glucosamine sulfate and Chondroitin sulfate. Magnesium Chloride (Alta health Products) or MSM works well for many persons with aching muscles and joints. Take 2 tablets or capsules 2 or 3 times daily. Relief of symptoms is quite rapid - usually in a few days. Tart cherry juice - use about 4 to 6 ounces daily to relieve the symptoms of arthritis, fibromyalgia and aching muscles and joints in as little as two weeks. Cherry juice also reduces uric acid, which causes painful gout. Avoid foods to which you have allergies, and avoid hard cheese made from rennet. Rennet can cause rheumatoid arthritis.
Allergies, Hay fever and Asthma
Oralmat (Nutricology) Oralmat is an extract of sprouted rye that is used sublingually and has a good track record for treating asthma. . Food allergies - Intestinal Flora needed L-Plantarum (lowers IgE) and B Longum (increases mucosal IgA). Use with each meal - Vegetarian digestive enzymes with meals - avoid foods that you are allergic to or eat them only once every 5 days - rotation diet. Avoid wheat products. You may also be allergic to corn derived products and some dairy products. Use a Fiber/pectin/probiotic blend.
Common sources of environmental allergies are dust, dogs and cats, house plants, pollen in the air, chemicals emitted from new carpeting or furniture, conditioning agents used to soften clothing in laundries or other chemicals. Everything is suspect, including soaps, deodorants, hair sprays, bug sprays, etc. Try glycerin or oatmeal soap. Use personal and laundry soap labeled "hypoallergenic." Avoidance of suspected allergens is the best remedy. Installing a good quality filter on your furnace will help, as will an air purifier and/or a Negative Ionizer. As for foods, the only way to know for certain is to obtain an IgG test for 90 food groups. Have your physician call ImmunoSciences Labs at 800-950-4686 to arrange a test. The IED diet will eliminate problem foods for most people, but not for everyone.
A physician who specializes in treating allergies may help by giving you shots to gradually build antibodies to the substances you are allergic to. Check with your physician for a specialist. Alfalfa tablets or capsules. Butyrate supplementation, Red clover tea and or Tumeric (Curcumin) plus low-dose natural cortisone (Cortef) 10 mg daily along with desiccated thyroid (both prescription items). Review chapter on the adrenals and thyroid. Other herbs for relief from allergies are - Burdock, Evening Primrose oil, Pumpkin seed, Flaxseed, Eyebright, Papaya, Parsley, Spinach. Also consider taking Vitamin B6 and manganese. Consider squash, yellow onions and Blue-green algae. Ojibwa Tea. For more information on Ojibwa, call 303-322-7930 or www.ojibwatea.com
Anthrax Conventional antibiotics are usually prescribed. Additional help for the immune system can come from a transfer factor product now being developed by Chisolm Biological Labs that will be anthrax specific. Ask for a product called Biostress. For more information, call 803-663-9618
Appetite stimulants (to help gain weight)
Sutherlandia - See chapter 15. Some drugs affect the taste buds and may reduce your appetite. To stimulate your appetite, add a teaspoon of blackstrap molasses and one Tbsp of fresh lemon juice to a cup of hot water. Drink this before meals and take 3 capsules of cayenne. Other herbs to stimulate your appetite: Gentian, Marijuana, Alfalfa, Angelica, Horseradish. I suggest trying Gentian root tea first. If more help is needed, you can experiment with the other herbs to determine which ones are most beneficial for you. Avoid taking Megace or high dose steroids that increases your susceptibility to infections.
Balance your saliva pH. Other: whole lemon/olive oil drink daily, balance your pH - use limewater (calcium hydroxide) or coral calcium if saliva pH taken between meals is less than 6.4.
Caused by fungus overgrowth. The best treatment for athlete's foot is GOOT (Garlic and Coconut Oil Ointment). See end of this chapter for recipe. I personally witnessed a person with the worst case of athlete's foot I have ever seen, completely clear up in 2 weeks using GOOT. In addition, all his Planter's Warts fell off and disappeared. Wear shoes that breathe (no man-made materials) or go barefoot. Wear cotton socks, no nylon or other synthetic material. Use a moisture-absorbing foot powder to keep feet dry. Diet: Avoid sugar and alcohol and go easy on fruit. There are many other over the counter treatments for athletes foot in most pharmacies.
Cancer: See the Chapter on cancer inside the Immune Restoration Handbook
Thrush, yeast infections, itchy skin, insomnia and fatigue are all conditions associated with overgrowth of Candida Albicans, a common strain of yeast. It is very important to avoid sugar, sweets, alcohol and most kinds of fruits. The yeast feed on these. It is very important to avoid immunosuppressive foods like simple sugars, corn syrup and PUFAs or polyunsaturated vegetable oils especially including canola, soybean and corn oil.The best oils for the immune system are naturally saturated oils including palm, olive, coconut, avocado, macadamia nut oils or any other oil very high in monosaturated fats. Of all the vegetable oils, the safest is peanut oil which is over 50% monounsaturated.
The most important mineral is selenium and plant-based selenium at that (do not use a man-made chelated selenium called L seleno-methionine as it is defective and toxic to the body). High yeast derived selenium is OK but the best is derived from either borcolli or Indian Mustard Greens. Consider "Phytosel" made by Nucycle. Use 200 mcg twice daily for adults and then reduce to 400 mcg once daily when the candidiasis is in remission.
(Immunological cause: low NK cell function, low neutrophil function and lack of CD8 Killer T cells) - an excess of Th2 cytokines and a lack of friendly flora in the intestines. L. Salivarius is especially beneficial in treating yeast overgrowth. Also very important are Acidophilus, B Longum and L Plantarum.
The IED diet should be strictly followed. Use supplements: to normalize body temperature, Use Oregamax (Northern Spice and Herb Co) - 2 or 3 capsules 3 times daily. Other products that kill yeast infections - Caprylic acid, Oregamax and Venus Fly-trap extract, "Yeast Fighters"(by Twinlabs), raw garlic, coconut oil, Thyme, Oil of Oregano; (Pure Purple Lapacho and White Oak Bark Tea combined 3 times a day). Daily enemas with raw garlic cloves. vinegar and chlorophyll added. Apply GOOT (an emulsion of fresh garlic and coconut oil) directly to infected areas. Nystatin is available on prescription.
Candidiasis: Coconut oil, raw garlic, caprystatin, Ojibwa tea, sugar free diet, Perfect Colon Formula, Probiotics or make your own fiber/pectin/probiotic blend and Transfer Factor Plus. Also check out this web site www.candidaprogram.com or call 808-521-5797 and see the chapter in the "Immune Restoration Handbook" on "The Immune System Cure for Candidiasis.".
Chest Pains/Circulation/Clogged Arteries:
If the pain starts in the center of the chest and spreads outward, go immediately to the Emergency section of the nearest hospital. You could be having a heart attack. An emergency procedure to stop the heart attack is to take 1 level teaspoon of red pepper (cayenne) in a glass of water, followed by 2 Tablespoons of Blackstrap molasses or a glass of fruit juice and then 3 or 4 digestive enzyme tablets. Then, spray Oxy-Spray or 3% H2O2 over your chest area and massage it in. Di-Methyl Glycine dissolved under the tongue can also relieve chest pains. A herbal extract called "Night Blooming Cereus" (GAIA Herbs) effectively relieves chest pains. It is also called "Cactus Grandiflorus." Chronic chest pains are usually caused by lack of oxygen and indicate an impaired circulation of blood in the arteries.
Very important. To remove calcium buildup that causes hardening of the arteries, drink reverse osmosis water and take a product called Formula No 1 Original Formula (by Golden Pride www.goldenpride.com). It contains EDTA, the primary ingredient that removes lead and calcium buildup along with magnesium chloride, royal jelly and honey. Dosage: Take 2 teaspoons 4 times a day. After using 3 bottles (27 ounces each), reduce dosage to one tsp twice a day. Don W who needed bypass surgery for arteries 80% blocked when he was 60 years old has used this product for the past 13 years. His arteries have been found by doctors in the past several years to be free of any blockage. Don is now 73 yrs old and remains in good health. Don W 414-529-1787
Other helpful suggestions. 1 Tbsp of lecithin granules twice daily with meals. The most important herb for the heart and circulation is Hawthorne berries. "Hawthorne Supreme" by GAIA Herbs is an extract. Take 1/2 tsp. twice day.
Relaxation: Use controlled visual relaxation or self-hypnosis to induce a deep state of relaxation. Other considerations: Follow a salt-free diet that is very low in saturated fat. Eat hot chili with lots of chili pepper or red pepper added. Eat small meals and only when you are hungry. The amino acid, L-Carnitine, metabolizes fat and lowers Triglyceride levels while raising the level of High Density Lipoproteins (HDL). This amino acid is valuable for the prevention and treatment of heart disease and helps reverse hardening of the arteries. Take 500 mg of L-Carnitine twice a day and 400 i.u of Vitamin E. Use salmon or sardine oil. Avoid all high temperature processed foods cooked with vegetable oil or hydrogenated oils.
Cholesterol level - high or low:
If the total cholesterol count, (for both HDL's and LDL's combined), is over 225, it is too high and should be lowered. To lower your total cholesterol level, go on a diet high in fiber, low in fat - especially saturated fat, and get plenty of exercise and fresh air each day. Use fish oil with DHA/EPA (Max DHA) If your cholesterol level is below 135, it is too low and it is depressing your immune system. You will need to raise your cholesterol level to get your immune system back on track. The fastest way to do this is to boil two eggs for three minutes, until the whites are cooked, but the yolks are soft; or poach two eggs until the whites are cooked, but the yolk is still liquid. Place them over mashed potatoes or over two rice cakes and make this your breakfast. Do this once a day. This should help raise your cholesterol level and boost your immune system. Also, eat butter. Do not use margarine, as it has dangerous transfatty acids that can damage your arteries. Supplements: Lecithin - 2 capsules twice a day. Use triple strength lecithin (PC-35) and L-Carnitine - 500 mg twice a day.
Cholesterol levels (low HDLs):
HDL stands for "High Density Lipids". HDLs are the good cholesterol, as they dissolve the LDLs and prevent them from settling on the arterial walls. Exercise, plant oils high in monounsaturated fats - includes olive, avocado oil, macadamia nut, hazelnut oil or specially grown Safflower oil that contains 90% monounsaturated fats, Palm oil - naturally solid at room temperature), Green tea, Lecithin, Niacin, L-Carnitine and Omega-3 fatty acids (salmon, sardine oil, cod liver oil) are the best natural substances to raise HDL's. Lecithin is sold in capsule or in granular form. Mega PC 35 (Jarrow Formulas) is a highly purified form of lecithin, with excess soy oils removed. Beverages: Avoid decaffeinated coffee. It lowers HDLs. Drink green tea, instead, which has a beneficial effect on raising HDL levels. Take L-Carnitine, 500 mg twice a day. This will raise your HDLs and lower your Triglycerides (a bad fat), which is usually too high in advanced HIV. Niacin - take 100 mg 2 or 3 times daily. Butter substitute - use "Smart Balance" that contains palm and olive oil. Never use Canola oil, marjarine, any partially hydrogenated fats or vegetable oils high in PUFA's (PolyUnsaturated Fatty Acids). PUFAs with the natural antioxidants removed are rancid and immunosuppressive and increase the bad LDL cholesterol, while lowering the good HDL cholesterol.
Cholesterol Level - Ratios of HDL to LDL
The total cholesterol count is less important than the ratio of HDLs to LDLs. LDLs stand for "Low Density Lipids". If the ratio is 4 or less, you are in good shape and your arteries are not being plugged up with LDLs. To determine the ratio, divide the HDLs into the total cholesterol count. For example, if your total cholesterol count is 200 and your HDL's are 50, your ratio is 4. (200 divided by 50 = 4). You are right on the borderline, but OK. However, if your total cholesterol count was 180 and your HDLs were 30, your ratio is 6 (180 divided by 30 = 6). This means your arteries are being plugged up with cholesterol since you have an insufficient amount of HDLs to dissolve the LDLs. You need to follow a program to raise your HDLs. Get plenty of exercise. Exercise will raise your HDLs. Eat lots of bran and foods high in beta-carotene and fiber. Take 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed meal daily. Grind it fresh from whole flax seeds. If you follow these procedures, your numbers will start looking better in a short time. EDTA chelation therapy helps remove calcium and heavy metal deposits from the arteries.
For more information, see the Immune Restoration Handbook
Chronic dry cough:
The cause is mucus buildup in the bronchial tubes and surrounding areas. Raw lemon juice, distilled water and grapefruit will help break up mucus. Except for butter, avoid all dairy products - milk, cheese, ice cream and yogurt, as these are very mucus forming. Wheat is the next most mucus forming food and should be avoided. Raw spinach will break up mucus. Horseradish and red pepper are also good mucus busters. Supplements: Fenu-Thyme (by Nature's Way) will help break up mucus and kill Candida Albicans in the blood. Take 3 capsules twice a day. Vitamin C - take 1,000 mgs every 2 hrs. Herbs: Marshmallow Root tea and/or Mullein tea. It helps relax bronchial tubes and expel mucus from the lungs. Oxy-Spray rubbed into upper chest area and placing a magnetic pillow or north pole ceramic magnet over the bronchial area that is irritated and tight. If no infection is present, place the south pole of a magnet over the bronchial tubes and it will improve the flow of air almost instantly.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: See Chaper 16 and 17 in Immune Restoration Handbook
Have your physician check for intestinal infections and consider treatment options, if any underlying infection is found. Follow Rapid Recovery Procedures, until your condition has improved, then phase in the Immune Enhancement Diet. Avoid wheat, oats and barley or other products with gluten. Follow suggestions for restoring normal intestinal flora (fiber/pectin/probiotic blend. Use coconut milk - 1/2 cup or more daily.
Colds (head and sinus):
Option 1. Mix one teaspoon of fresh lemon juice with one tablespoon of water or liquid chlorophyll and hold in the palm of your hand in a cupped position. Sniff this up your nostrils. It will burn slightly. In a few seconds, your mouth will fill up with mucus that you should spit out. Keep spitting out the mucus until it stops.
Option 2. Turn a hair dryer on low. Hold it about 12 inches away from your face. Let warm air blow up your nose as you breathe in. If throat is sore, open mouth and let warm air blow against back of throat. The heat destroys the cold virus.
Option 3. Use Zinc lozenges. Take about 50 mgs of zinc daily. Also consider procedures for Chronic Dry Cough. If you take zinc sulfate daily, you should have no need for the zinc lozenges.
Option 4. Golden Seal and Echinacea tea. Alternate with Blue Vervain and Oregon Grape root tea. Drink one cup of tea every hour for severe conditions. Hot chicken-flavored rice soup.
Option 5. FOR STAPH AND STREP INFECTIONS. Mix one tsp of apple cider vinegar, 1 clove of garlic and a small amount of ginger root in 1/2 cup of water. Place in a blender for 60 secs. Gargle this mixture and then swallow it. Repeat hourly, if staph or strep infection is present. Also, for Staph or Strep, drink one cup of Oregon Grape root tea every two hrs until you are relieved of all symptoms. Oregon Grape root tea should be steeped in very hot water for 15 minutes before drinking it.
Option 6. A product called "Nutribiotic Liquid Concentrate" may also be used. It is an antimicrobial liquid, made from grapefruit seeds that have been tested effectively against more than 20 pathogens. Use 10 drops in a glass of water every 2 or 3 hours.
Option 7. Check your urine and saliva pH. If the average of the two is above 6.4, you are too alkaline to effectively fight off this infection and you should consider a short fast of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, raw honey and distilled water. Also Vitamin C, V8 vegetable juice, Hyssop or Rose Hip tea will lower saliva pH, when it is too alkaline. Other suggestions: See Pneumonia.
Dietary Considerations: Eat chicken rice soup. Something in it is good for colds. Avoid all dairy products and all wheat products. Herbal teas for colds: Yarrow and Mullein - great for lung problems and to promote sweating, Hyssop, Ginger, Garlic, Blue Vervain, Oregon Grape Root (kills strep and staph), Bayberry, Rose Hips, Golden Seal, Lemon-grass and Horehound. Yarrow is especially good to induce sweating. Yarrow is highly recommended when there is no sweating. Once sweating starts, toxins leave through the pores of the skin and the person recovers much quicker.
Follow diet for diarrhea. One person with AIDS told me he wiped out cryptosporidium in 14 days with the following combination protocol: Colostrum Specific - contains immunoglobulins for cryptosporidium (Jarrow Formulas) two capsules four times a day; Humatin (prescribed drug) 2 capsules (250 mg) 4 times a day. Locally, one person stopped Cryptosporidium diarrhea in 3 days using Jarrow Formulas "Colostrum Specific" as a monotherapy. Dose was 2 capsules 4 times a day. Duration of treatment should be 3 weeks and until stool specimen tests show the cryptosporidium is gone. Since this was reported, 4 more persons with have told me they completely eradicated the cryptosporidium with Jarrow Formulas product called "Colostrum Specific." They used 2 capsules four times a day for 21 days straight, then stopped, without the return of diarrhea.
Other suggestions: Coconut oil - use 2 tablespoons cooked with white rice daily 3 times a day. Coconut oil is used in India to treat cryptosporidium in cattle. Garlic: Add 1 tsp. of Psyllium to a glass of water and cut up a fresh garlic clove in 3 or 4 pieces. Place the garlic cloves in your mouth and swallow them immediately with a glass of water with the psyllium added. This will create a timed release effect to bring the garlic cloves into the small intestines to kill the Crypto. Do this 3 times a day. Also, do a retention enema with up to 3 raw garlic cloves, 1/2 tsp. of black walnut and 2 Tbsp of chlorophyll added once a day. Mix in a blender.
Diet: Eat rice, steamed vegetables, and badly burned toast. Drink black and orange Pekoe tea (do not add sugar). Avoid dairy products, sweets and all fruits except lemons. Take 3 herbs (green-black walnut, wormwood and cloves) or drink tea made with cloves. Check with your physician for the latest drugs to treat crypto. All the treatments listed here may be combined together.
Cytomegalovirus retinitis (CMV or HHV-6A?):
BHT for CMV/HHV-6A Retinitis: An article by Charles Caulfield suggested the use of BHT for CMV. BHT (Butylated Hydroxytuolene) is an anti-oxidant food preservative used to prevent rancidity in fats and oils. It is sold over the counter in health food stores (Twinlabs). Caulfield writes: "Researchers believe that 250 mg. taken daily with a fat containing meal will prevent outbreaks of Herpes. 500 mg. daily during acute outbreaks will shorten the length and decrease the severity of the outbreak. Higher doses may be needed in the case of shingles...It is thought that 2,000 mg of BHT will stop the progression of symptoms of CMV. and that after a period of treatment for acute symptoms, the dosage may be decreased to 1,000 mg per day to prevent reactivation."
Caulifield suggests taking BHT with olive oil to improve assimilation of the BHT. Taking it with the "Whole Lemon Drink" that has olive oil added to it would be good combination. Caulifield also suggests supplementing the diet with the amino acid L-Lysine (1,000 to 2,000 mg daily) and avoid L-Arginine rich foods such as chocolate, barley beer, fresh corn and many kinds of nuts. Avoid all foods (canned soda, pastry, candy bars) containing white sugar, corn syrup, dextrose and all other forms of sugar. These will feed the growth of CMV and Herpes.
Caution: One source I read said that BHT in doses of 2000 mg might elevate liver enzymes in some persons. Monitor liver enzymes, if you take more than 1000 mg daily on a continuous basis.
Update: In two cases, persons with AIDS told me that taking 1000 mg of BHT twice daily in the whole lemon/olive oil drink, plus the use of Ganciclovir, wiped out retinitis in 2 weeks. Note: if you do not use BHT with the whole lemon/olive oil drink, then take it with a high fat meal to improve absorption.
CMV infection frequently occurs in PWAs whose CD8 counts fall below 600 or who have less than 50% of normal NK cell function. CMV is a virus that is thought to cause blindness in HIV seropositives, who have depressed immune systems. It belongs in the Herpes family of viruses. Foscarnet and Ganciclovir are the main drugs currently used for CMV. However, recently, several researchers have now found that HHV-6A is causing retinitis. The jury is out as to which one, or if both viruses, are involved. Both CMV and HHV-6A belong to the herpes family. Several persons have told us that implants of Ganciclovir in the eye have been the most effective without the side effects and immuno-depression of taking it intravenously.
6/8/95 update: Persons with low CD8 counts who develop CMV or HHV-6A retinitis have often been on a heavy protocol of antibiotics, steroids or various drugs for several months preceding the CMV activity. Sugar may feed replication of CMV. Avoid sweets and canned soda, and especially avoid chocolate that increases viral replication.
Lutein: The antioxidant Lutein is found in Kale and Spinach and other dark green leafy vegetables. An article published the Journal of the American Medical Assn, Nov. 8, 1994, on studies in senior citizens, showed that Lutein helps reduce macular degeneration of the retina of the eyes. Lutein has an affinity to deposit in the retina of the eye and prevents oxidative stress and macular degeneration. HHV-6A and CMV can cause oxidative stress in the retina, doing damage that can lead to blindness. Lutein is now available as a dietary supplement. Suggested dosage if CMV/HHV-6A is active is to take two 20 mg capsules three times a day. A local PWA with visual fogginess took 40 mg of Lutein twice daily and 500 mg of BHT twice daily with COD Liver Oil. After two weeks, he reported his vision was normal.
Bilberry is an herb that has proanthocyandins and other powerful antioxidants. Take 500 mg daily. It helps remove eye floaters. It improves clarity and visual acuity. Look for tablets with a coating rather than lose capsules that may absorb oxygen into the capsule, reducing its effectiveness. (Source Naturals or Scandinavian Natural Products have the tablet form).
Ozone: I.V. or autohemotherapy has shown itself to be effective against CMV. Dr. Shallenberger M.D. (ph no 702-782-4164) reports of one case where all CMV activity stopped for 2 and 1/2 months after 10 days of IV ozone. Previous to IV ozone, the patient had used IV Ganciclovir and would start losing his eyesight, if he stopped using it for more than one week. Persons saying the Pieta Prayers have a promise from Jesus to protect their five senses (See the chapter on Prayers, Promises and Miracles). One PWA with a T4 count below 10 told us that he takes 4 BHT capsules (250 mg ea.) every evening to prevent CMV. He has done this for the past 6 months and has had no problems with his eyesight. He also does ozone rectal insufflation 3 times a week.
I should add that no controlled study using ozone or BHT for CMV has been undertaken. Ganciclovir and Foscarnet are effective drugs against CMV, but can have depressing effects of the CD4 levels. A better treatment for CMV is needed. 500 to 1,000 mg of BHT should be taken daily as a CMV preventative in PWA's with CD8 counts below 600. BHT (by Twinlabs) is sold in health food stores. Use Lutein and Bilberry and 3 garlic cloves daily along with BHT for the best results.
A study published in the German medical journal "Deutsche Zeitshrift" in Oct, 1989, by Abdullas, D.V. Kirkpatrick and Carter refers to a Chinese study where an infusion of Garlic extract killed the CMV in immune depressed bone marrow transplant patients. Our recommendations: Eat 3 cloves of fresh raw garlic daily. Between two slices of whole grain bread, slice two cloves of raw garlic and add fresh parsley sprigs.
Since CMV is in the herpes family, some of the following herbs may be effective against CMV and HHV-6A and need to be tested in a controlled study. Herbs effective against herpes type viruses are Black Walnut, Thuja, Oregon Grape root, Lomatium Dissectum, Venus Fly-trap, Slippery elm, Butter nut (bark and leaves. One source listed Butter Nut to help restore lost vision.
Dementia (May also be good for Alzheimer's):
Update: Alpha Lipoic Acid revesrse alzheimers (2010)
Mental depression is usually caused by toxins emitted by fungal infections or other body infections, low endorphin and serotonin levels and a lack of oxygen to the brain. Depression and fatigue go hand in hand. Herbs: St. John's Wort. Ginkgo Biloba, Siberian Ginseng and Green tea made together. B-complex vitamins are good in countering depression. If you are not allergic to brewer's yeast, it is your best source. Otherwise, take sublingual Coenzymated B vitamins (Source Naturals). Follow a candida control diet. Candida Albicans overgrowth is a common cause of toxins and depression. Ozone in the ears: Hold stream of ozone gas about 1/2 inch from each ear for 30 seconds each day. Breathe through your nose instead of your mouth to help get more oxygen to the brain. (See candidiasis). Exercise (light, fun and aerobic) increases endorphin levels and vanishes depression. Try dancing to your favorite music. To increase serotonin levels, fast one meal each day or one day a week of whole grain bread and water. Do not add butter or fat, or it won't work.
Note: During the fast, raw vegetables may be eaten with the whole grain bread, but add no oil or salad dressing that has oil in it. A meal of pure carbohydrates without added fat, oil or meat, fish, nuts or cheese will quickly increase serotonin levels and elevate your mood and spirits.
Diet: Black or orange Pekoe Tea (no sugar), cooked brown rice with blackberries or blueberries added and badly burned toast. The best over the counter treatment for diarrhea is Imodium AD. Eat no raw foods, until the diarrhea stops. Eat small meals of cooked foods - steamed vegetables.
The use of charcoal tablets is also an effective way to stop diarrhea. Charcoal acts like a vacuum cleaner, absorbing fluids, toxins and pathogens throughout the G.I. tract. Try 2 or 3 capsules every 4 to 6 hours, until the diarrhea stops. In one experiment, five HIV seropositives with diarrhea were placed on a gluten-free diet. Within a few days, the diarrhea stopped in all five patients. This was reported in HIV and Nutrition (Source - FDA). Grapefruit seed extract - 10 drops in a glass of water with 1 tsp. of psyllium added - take once every 3 hours. *Colon implants of raw garlic clove dipped in olive oil - use before bedtime or take a daily enema with raw garlic cloves and liquid chlorophyll added. Ozone rectal insufflation will stop most types of diarrhea, except for Cryptosporidium. See Cryptosporidiosis and Parasites.
Dry skin conditions are usually caused by a deficiency in GLA (gamma linolenic acid), due to the body's inability to produce GLA, because of a lack of zinc, magnesium and B vitamins in the diet. B vitamins are produced by bifido-bacteria in the colon. It takes a diet high in fiber to support the growth of friendly flora.
A healthy body should be able to convert EFA's in flax oil or pumpkin seed oil to GLA. However, if taking 1 Tbsp of either of these two oils daily does not alleviate the dry skin condition, I recommend taking Primrose Oil capsules (1300 mg ea) two capsules, three times a day. Cod liver oil is also beneficial for dry skin conditions. Notice: If the dry skin condition is accompanied by white flaking, it may be due to Candida overgrowth. See Candidiasis. Low Glutathione levels also are associated with dry skin and rapidly aging skin.
Epstein Barr Virus (EBV)::
EBV is associated with Candida and other fungal overgrowth. Take supplements to normalize body temperature. Monolaurin capsules or granules - 1500 mg 2 or 3 times a day. Take 20 drops of Lomatium Dissectum in water every 4 hrs until symptoms are alleviated. Avoid sugar and alcohol. Clean the colon - Drink 1/2 cup of cultured cabbage juice three times a day. Follow a diet to control Candida. EBV grows with Candida. Consider Ozone or Hydrogen Peroxide therapy. *Colon implants of raw garlic clove dipped in olive oil - use before bedtime or use GOOT. Avoid chocolate. See protocols for herpes and cytomegalovirus.
Eye strain from using a computer
Computers put out radiation that can cause mental confusion and eyestrain. A screen that you can attach to the front of your computer is made by Belkin and is sold in stores that sell computer supplies. The Belkin screen is a Premium Glare Filter and blocks 99% of all ELF and VLF radiation. This is a must for anyone who spends several hours a day in front of a computer, and it is very helpful in reducing computer-related fatigue. Costs about $15.
Many factors can cause fatigue, including adrenal exhaustion, liver toxicity, acidosis, thyroid dysfunction, viremia or other infections, thrush, candidiasis and insomnia to name a few. Malnutrition and malabsorption are also contributing factors. Follow Rapid Recovery Procedures for fastest results. A very common but overlooked cause of fatigue is yeast and fungal overgrowth. Thrush is an indication of yeast activity. In his book, "The Yeast Syndrome," Dr. Trowbridge reports on over 20 kinds of poisons emitted by various strains of yeast, including Candida Albicans. These toxins (poisons) are frequently a major cause of fatigue and depression. Avoid sugar and alcohol. Eat more raw foods and sprouts.
Specific supplements that give energy and reduce fatigue: Cat's claw, Sun Chlorella, Spirulina, Klammath Falls Blue Green algae (capsules or powder only, not tablets), Siberian Ginseng, Green Tea, dark green leafy vegetables, Blackstrap molasses. 6/8/95 update: Two PWA's have reported that the herb "Cat's Claw" significantly increased their energy levels. Dose take was 2 or 3 capsules daily.
First of all, say "Thank You" to your immune system. It is actually working. A fever is an indication that your immune system is functioning. Fevers that don't rise too high have a lot of healing power in them. Don't be too quick to quash a fever. However, don't let it get out of control either. To break a fever, sip on a cup of hot Yarrow and Echinacea tea combined. This is a powerful infection fighting formula and will stimulate the immune system while breaking the fever. If more is needed, take a cup of Golden Seal leaf tea between your Yarrow/Echinacea teas or take Golden Seal root capsules - about 2 every 4 hours. Golden Seal tea is an anti-viral herbal infection fighter. Diet - abstain from solid food while fever lasts. Eat soups, drink vegetable and fruit juices and consider taking "Designer Protein" by Next Nutrition. If the fever lasts more than one day, simply follow "Rapid Recovery Procedures." Freshly squeezed juice is best. However, you may drink orange, grapefruit or Concord grape juice, if a juicer is not available or you have no one to wait on you.
Lobelia is another very powerful herb to fight infections and fevers. It works, when all else fails. To make Lobelia tea, use 1/2 tsp. in a cup of hot water. Strain after 5 minutes. Drink one cup every 4 to 6 hours. Other: bathe in cool water to cool off an overheated body.
Recommendation: Take digestive enzymes and ginger root. Grapefruit seed extract - 10 drops in a glass of water. This will kill bacteria causing upper gas. Then take 3 or 4 charcoal capsules. You might consider opening the capsules and mixing them with water. Bacterial infections can sometimes cause upper intestinal gas. Many of these can usually be knocked out with cultured cabbage juice. You can sip on half a cup three times a day for 3 to 5 days, or until all symptoms have vanished.
Food Combining: Upper intestinal gas can also be caused by food allergies or improper food combining. Never eat fruits or desserts right after the main course of any meal. Try eating only one food at a time and see how your body handles it, before eating another food. Consider what you ate at the last meal and see if the same symptoms occur when you eat the same food again. If a food allergy is present, eliminating the offending food will stop the symptoms from reoccurring. Some of the most common foods that cause allergies are milk, eggs, wheat, corn, yeast, soy, citrus fruit, lunchmeat and some sea foods. Chemical additives like monosodium glutamate (MSG) often cause hidden food allergies.
Herbs for Gas: Wild Yam root, Ginger, Papaya, Raw pineapple, Anise. Do not consume hydrogen peroxide, carbonated water or aloe vera with or just after mealtime; they will dilute hydrochloric acid, which is necessary for protein digestion. Charcoal capsules or Gas-X and other products for gas are sold in drugstores OTC.
Gas (lower - flatulence):
Some flatulence from the lower colon is a sign of a healthy colon. Lower gas is a cause for concern, only if it has a cheese like odor. This would indicate Candida overgrowth. If this is the case, consider colonics or enemas. Flatulence after you eat beans is normal, and odor-free flatulence is normal and indicative of a healthy colon. An unhealthy condition would be stools that sink to the bottom of the toilet and where no gas is present. This means that there is too much E Coli in the colon and that the colon is too alkaline to produce gas. You must take steps to restore normal (floating stools). A diet high in squash, garlic, onions, cultured milk, dark green vegetables and cultured cabbage juice are recommended. Herbs: Wild Yam root, Ginger, Papaya, Raw pineapple, Anise. *Colon implants of raw garlic clove dipped in olive oil - use before bedtime.
Hemoglobin (low levels):
One person successfully increased his Hemoglobin levels by taking 1 Tbsp of liquid Chlorophyll in water 3 times a day. Food sources: dark green vegetables, Spirulina, Chlorella, wheat and barley grass. We have heard of other reports of similar results. Note: A blood transfusion is the fastest way to increase hemoglobin levels.
Hepatitis (B or C)
Thiamine - vitamin B 1 - Persons report less fatigue and more energy in 2 or 3 days. A low cost way to reduce viral load for hepatitis B and C - dose 100 mg taken 3 times a day 8 hours apart. Thiamine as well as alpha lipoic acid helps process iron out of the liver. Iron is used by HBV and HCV to help in viral replication. For more information, go to www.mercola.com/2001/apr/21/thiamine.htm. Additional help: Take 1 Coenzymate B Complex (Source Naturals) sublingually twice daily and eat one raw potato as a source of natural alpha lipoic acid. Dip raw potato chips in olive oil and sprinkle basil on them for flavor.
Silymarin or Milk thistle is critical to protect the liver from oxidative stress and prevent disease progression Use 400 to 800 mg daily.
Selenium: Two readers report a 90% drop in HCV viral load within 2 months after taking 400 mcg of plant-based selenium 3 times daily. No adverse effects were reported after one year of using 900 to 1000 mcg daily. High selenium mustard greens (Bio-Active Selenium by Solaray) or high selenium yeast (SelenoMax).
Castor oil packs over the liver area once a day.
Chlorophyll - a potent natural antibiotic and antiviral to cleanse the intestines and purify the liver. Consider 5 grams daily of chlorella, Spirulina or wheat grass How friendly is your flora? Consider Fiber/pectin/probiotic blend. Did you know hepatitis viruses live in the intestines?
Nutricology on a new Chinese herbal formulation (Eurocell) that has some really good data on it for treating Hepatitis C infection. www.nutricology.com. Also consider Revivo, another Chinese herbal preparation.
Hepato C, a Chinese herbal formulation with 15 herbs has reportedly cleared Hepatitis B and C in several cases after 3 months of use. Dose: 2 capsules twice a day. For more info contact Pacific Biologic at 800-869-8783.
Transfer Factor Plus - anecdotal data available for Hep B or C. Take ProBoost Thymic Protein A daily. Transfer Factor for Hepatitis A, B and C. (Chisolm Biologicals) 1 day - use DS or T grade product. I have reports of viral load declining 80 to 90% after 3 months. No adverse effects reported.
Ozone therapy is very effective against all strains of Hepatitis. Follow the protocol for serious infections. One daily enema with chlorophyll and raw garlic added. Add 2 Tablespoons of liquid chlorophyll to a glass of water and drink 3 times a day. Silymarin - take 200 mg twice a day. Take 2 dandelion root capsules twice a day. If jaundice is present, take "Fringe Tree" herbal extract - 15 drops under the tongue 4 times a day. Drink one cup of lobelia tea before bedtime and use a colon implant of raw garlic. Eat no meat, but lots of raw foods. Have regular medical checkups for status of hepatitis virus. *Colon implants of raw garlic clove dipped in olive oil - use before bedtime.
Ultraviolet light therapy. Dr. Wm Douglass MD at an Ozone convention in Dallas, TX in 1994 told of a case where he removed a pint of blood from a patient with Hepatitis and exposed the blood to full spectrum light with UV for 20 minutes and then reinfused the blood into the patient. After this single treatment, the patient was cured.
Levamisole for hepatitis B - protocol developed by Prof Humberto Saconato and Ewerton Cortez if Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil Tel:55-84-221-6320 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lamivudine (Epivir) and alpha interferon - standard therapies from your physician.
Treatment: BHT, Lomatium dissectum, Red Marine Algae, Olive Leaf Extract, Venus Fly-Trap, Lemon Balm, Ozonated olive oil, BioPro Thymic Protein A and Monolaurin. Choose one or two of these items at a time and continue down the list until you find what works for you.
A chest or head cold usually accompanies cold sores around the lips and herpes in the genital area. Concentrate on getting rid of your cold by following a mucus-free diet. The main mucus forming foods to avoid are those containing lactose and glutens. Candidiasis and yeast infections often accompany herpes, so alcohol and foods high in white sugar must be avoided. Canned soda, pop and fruit drinks are troublemakers. Clean the colon or use enemas. Consider raw garlic suppositories dipped in coconut or olive oil and inserted into colon before bedtime. Even better, do the enemas with raw garlic and chlorophyll added.
For topical application, use Orlamat or ACNO, Lomatium Dissectum (diluted with water), ice cubes - apply directly to lesions, zinc oxide, Super-Lysine Plus - sold in Health food stores or Venus Fly-Trap extract. In one case, ozonated olive oil completely cleared all Herpes lesions in 1 week. Ozone in a Sauna Bag completely eliminated Herpes in another case. For internal Herpes, use Ozone Rectal Insufflation.
After applying liquid treatments, dust generously with a moisture absorbing athlete's foot powder such as Desenex powder or Dr. Scholl's foot powder. Do not touch sores. Wash hands if you do touch them, as you could spread the virus to other parts of your body. It is especially important to keep your hands away from your eyes. For Herpes infection in the eyes, add 3 drops of Lomatium dissectum to 1 tablespoon of sterile water and place in an eyecup over eye for 5 minutes 3 times daily or see your doctor. Avoid touching your eyes after touching the sores and you can prevent this problem. *Colon implants of raw garlic clove dipped in olive oil - use before bedtime.
Relax - reduce stress and take these supplements: Zinc sulfate - 220 mg daily (provides 50 mg elemental zinc) Vitamin B-12 - 1,000 mcg daily, 400 mg of Vitamin E, 2 times a day during outbreaks, reduced to 400 mg daily after healing of sores is completed. To prevent spreading the virus to others, avoid all sexual activity until the sores have dried up and all tingling and itching sensations have disappeared.
I received a letter from one reader who had a chronic Herpes condition for 2 years. He claims that after taking Red Marine Algae for 6 weeks, his condition was 80% improved. He took 2 grams a day (2,000 mg). The strain of Red Marine Algae used by our reader was from the species "Dumontiaceae." Red marine algae is distributed at www.dynamune.com.
Avoid chocolate, nuts and foods high in L-Arginine. The Herpes virus is stimulated by L-Arginine. Avoid all foods containing white flour and white sugar and avoid alcohol.
One person reported that since taking 1 teaspoon of Lemon Balm extract (GAIA Herbs) 3 times a day, he no longer needs Acyclovir. He says the Lemon Balm is more effective than the Acyclovir in preventing herpes outbreaks.
Natural anti-histamines are Pycnogenol (extracted from a species of Pine bark), rinds of lemons, vitamin C, Vitamin B-6 and Quercitin (found in Spirulina and yellow onions).
Immune systems (other factors that depress it):
Electric blankets or any other strong alternating current field. Living close to a Radio or TV station or other source of alternating electronic waves, Microwave ovens, wearing clothing made from nylon, rayon, polyester and other unnatural materials. Being influenced by negative thinkers, or persons who are chronically depressed. Eating foods with chemical preservatives and drinking city tap water, with either chlorine or fluoride added. Smoking tobacco, drinking alcohol, taking street drugs, lack of deep restful sleep can stress the body. Use organically grown foods, if available.
Indigestion has many causes, one of which is low body temperature. Eating when you are not hungry, eating too fast and not chewing your food well and mixing too many foods together, can cause stomach distress. Try eating proteins first at each meal. Follow with vegetables. You may eat grains and vegetables together or carbohydrates and vegetables together. Never eat sweets or fruit with vegetables, or you will have a real case of indigestion. Mix as few foods as possible. Never eat fast or when under stress. Chew food slowly and salivate each mouthful.
For more information, read the book by Shelton on Food Combining Made Easy. (Sold in health food stores). Do not consume hydrogen peroxide, carbonated water or aloe vera with, or just after, meals; They will dilute hydrochloric acid, which is necessary for protein digestion. Herbal Digestive aids: Add 1/2 tsp. of Gentian root and 1 tsp. of fresh sliced ginger root to a cup of hot water. Drink with or after meals. Fresh ginger root is sold in grocery stores. Cayenne strongly stimulates digestion. A product sold in health food stores called "Swedish Herbal Bitters" is a time proven digestive aid that has helped millions. Lemon juice with meals is a great aid to digestion. Also, cayenne and other hot peppers. If more is needed, take 1 betaine hydrochloride tablet and Vegetarian Digestive enzymes with each meal.
The Australian Herbalist, Peter de Ruyter, recommends a Spice tea to put the fire (heat) back into the stomach. It is made from Fennel seeds, Dill seeds, Caraway seeds, Anise, Coriander seeds. 1/4 teaspoon of each is added to one cup of boiling water and left to stand in a covered teapot overnight. Strain and bring liquid to a boil. Remove from heat and add one tsp of Slippery Elm. This creates a jelly like product, when it cools. Peter de Ruyter recommends this tea to be eaten by the spoonful for any kind of gastro-intestinal inflammation or ulceration. He warns against using an aluminum teapot, as the herbs can inter-react with the soft aluminum metal. He recommends using stainless steel, porcelain or glass.
For insomnia, try the following before bedtime: Drink a cup of tea made of Thyme and Marjoram. Use 1/2 tsp. of each herb to make the tea. Coral calcium - 1/2 teaspoon powder in the evening, or Calcium lactate - 1 tsp. in water or 5 capsules or eat half a cup of cottage cheese. Other: juice of 1/2 lemon in water and/or 1 betaine HCL and 1 digestive enzyme tablet. Natural Melatonin can be found in tart cherry juice - drink 4 to 6 ounces before bedtime to induce deeper restful sleep. Synthetic Melatonin tablets - take 1 to 3 mg. before bedtime to induce sleep. Available in drug stores and health food stores. Melatonin is a natural hormone produced in our body. A few persons have reported that 3 mg is too much and knocks them out. Liquid melatonin is now available that lets you take a smaller dose. Take a walk for 30 minutes before retiring for the night. Avoid heavy meals at least 3 hours before bedtime.
Essential oils - sprinkle 3 or 4 drops of lavender, marjoram, neroli or clary sage essential oils on your pillow or vaporizer before retiring at night for a deeper more restful sleep.
Sun tanning outdoors or in a salon indoors - 20 minutes 2 or 3 times each week improves calcium absorption and promotes deeper sleep.
NEW: Listen to music and go to sleep. "Healing Music" by Alan Roubik (Positive Health News, Report No 21). Several persons report this CD really works. They just fall asleep every time they play it. Do not play this CD, while you are driving a car! More info can be found at www.roubikrecords.com/menu.htm or by calling 818-597-9358 Ask for the "Four Seasons" CD that was formerly called "HADO Music - Series I." A new CD released is "Keys to my Heart" and Alan Roubik, the producer said several people have reported using this CD to induce deep sleep.
Stiff jaw or cracking sound under your ears when you swallow: Evening Primrose oil - 1000 mg three times a day.
See the Chapter on Cancer
Elevated triglycerides, cholesterol and fat accumulation in the upper back and tummy area. Lipodystrophy is caused by protease inhibitors used to treat HIV and especially when they are combined with Zerit (D4T) or AZT. Dr Bernard Bihari MD has found that Naltrexone 4.5 mg daily prevents and helps reverse this condition in most persons with HIV.
Lung Infections : See Pneumonia
Lymph nodes (swollen):
Swollen lymph nodes in AIDS are an indication of active viral activity, due to HHV-6A, or it could be a sign of other problems like leukemia or lymphoma. Twenty out of 24 PWA's who had swollen lymph nodes have reported a complete remission in one week to 10 days using the Whole Lemon/Olive oil drink daily. Surprisingly, a few reported no change. When this happens, saliva pH should be checked. In my own observations with PWA's, a saliva pH of less than 6.0 has been associated with lymphadenopathy. When saliva pH is chronically acid, it calls for an alkaline diet. For more information, see the chapter on "Balance your pH."
Other lymphatic cleansers are aloe vera juice and spirulina. Oxy-spray may be rubbed directly on the swollen lymph nodes. A vibrator with a built-in heat pad is great to move lymph fluid. Walking, jumping rope or jumping on a trampoline are also excellent ways to clear out the lymph system. A man from Chicago reported that sleeping with a ceramic magnet under his pillow completely reduced a swollen lymph node under his armpit in just two days. When using a magnet, the north-pole should be oriented toward the body. Ozone Therapy - Rectal insufflation and/or Sauna Bag is very effective and will eliminate swollen lymph nodes in 2 to 3 weeks.
Early treatment - use antibiotics. If no cure after after 30 to 90 days of antibiotic treatment, add an herbal product called Spiro Kete (Kroeger Herb Co www.kroegerherb.com). Take 2 capsules twice daily for 90 days and at the same time, use Venus flytrap extract - 40 drops 3X. Other herbs that have helped are Cats Claw and or Teasel extract.
Antibiotics are usually used to treat mycobacteria infections. Raw Garlic kills MAC - use 3 to 5 cloves daily. MAC/MAI usually occurs when your cell mediated immunity is low due to low levels of CD8 Killer T cells, usually below 600 per UL or low CD4's - usually under 100. Prescription drugs are usually needed, if your immune system is severely depressed. See your physician.
Eucalyptus oil - inhale vapors of 10 drops on pillow or handkerchief every 15 to 30 minutes each hour and rub the essential oil on the chest. 3% H2O2 - one teaspoon in a glass of distilled water taken on an empty stomach hourly, until condition stabilizes or as directed by your physician. Suggestion for physicians: add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to humidifier, when administering oxygen to patients. Orally - 5 drops of Eucalyptus oil in a glass of water every 2 hours.
One reader had good results using Albendazole (Zentel) for this condition. The dose was 400 mg twice a day. The reader reported a complete cessation of symptoms in 14 days. If Albendazole does not work, consider treatments used for Cryptosporidium.
Apply ACNO topically and take Oralmat drops orally. This skin condition will clear up in a few days. ACNO is manufactured by Schumacher Ltd from Australia. Oralmat is imported into the US by Nutricology and is sold in health food stores. Note: Oralmat drops may be used topically in place of ACNO.
White Patches - Use coconut oil or apply GOOT directly to sores. Rinse mouth with 3% hydrogen peroxide. For stubborn sores, soak a Q-tip directly in 35% H2O2 and apply against the sore. Sore will usually disintegrate. Place a ceramic magnet, magnetic pad or pillow against the facial area where the sore exists. Use north pole energy. Sores will usually decrease after 1 hr of exposure. Herbs: Oil or Oregano or Lomatium dissectum. Myrrh Gum extract. Also Bee Propolis dissolved in the mouth is very effective. Rinse your mouth and gargle with ozonated water. Also see Candidiasis.
Nausea: Herbs: Ginger root capsules or tea.
Neuropathy is a disorder affecting the nervous system. HIV or diabetes are common causes, as is HHV-6A infection. The most effective treatment for neuropathy is the Whole Lemon/Olive oil drink done daily, along with lecithin supplementation. One tablespoon of lecithin granules should be blended into the whole lemon drink and consumed each day. Other supplements: Magnesium Chloride - 2 tablets 2X, Methyl B-12, Coral calcium - 1000 to 2000 mg daily. One person reported that Vitamin B-6, 100 mg twice daily improved his condition 60% in 2 weeks. Neuropathy can be caused by some prescription drugs. Check on the side effects of the drugs you currently use.
From Balmain, Australia, Herbalist Peter de Ruyter (B.Sc Ag, Reg. Nurse, Med. Herb. Homeopathy, Cert. Reiki II and Iridology) writes: "Night sweats are extremely easy to stop with common Sage herb (Salvia officinalis). Use 1 Tablespoon of Sage per 3 cups of boiling water. Leave the cover on the teapot and let it stand overnight. The next day, have the person drink 2 or 3 cups of the tea. The night sweats will stop within a few days. Sage tea is very drying and should not be used continuously, but used only when needed. Persons with chronic night sweats should have their physician check for T.B. or syphilis as these infections can also cause night sweats. Sage is a seasoning sold in grocery stores and in health food stores."
Night sweats results from overheating the body. Undigested proteins from your last meal may be a contributing factor. Grains, alcohol and sugar are also contributing factors, as is yeast overgrowth. If you wake up sweating, take 2 digestive enzymes (HCL and Vegetarian Digestive enzyme tablets). Squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon and take with ice water. Also, you can take a spoonful of apple cider vinegar in water. If you think indigestion is related to the night sweats, get up and take a walk for 1/2 hr to 1 hr. The walk will aid the digestion of your last meal. Before going back to bed, drink a cup of Marjoram and Thyme tea.
You may need colonics or high enemas to remove candida (yeast) and parasites and toxins from your lower bowel. For a colonic, look up a colon therapist in the Yellow Pages under "Colonics", or ask your local health food store if they know of one in your area. Use colon implants of raw garlic before bedtime.
Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas. It is usually caused by the consumption of alcohol along with drugs like DDI or other toxic drugs. The immediate solution is to stop all alcohol consumption, including herbal extracts with alcohol in them, and all drugs suspected of bringing on this condition. To help reduce inflammation, place the north pole of a magnet over the pancreas area for 1 hour twice a day. Herbs: Juniper Berry tea - 1 cup 3 times a day. Cayenne - with meals - two capsules 3X, Dandelion root Capsules - Two 3X with meals. Castor oil packs daily over the left side of abdomen. Gentian root.
Symptoms of parasites are diarrhea and weight loss. Chlorinated public water supplies and well water are possible sources of contamination. Distilled water or Reverse Osmosis water should be free of all parasites. The most effective treatment is a combination of black walnut, cloves and wormwood tincture. Use 30 to 50 drops 3 times a day with meals. Raw garlic cloves also kill parasites. Eat one clove on rye crisp every four hours. *Colon implants of raw garlic clove dipped in olive oil - use before bedtime. Herbs: Black walnut, raw garlic. Frozen castor oil capsules - take 1 or 2 before bedtime - kills parasites in the colon. Also see the protocol for Cryptosporidium. Imodium A-D can be helpful to stop diarrhea in between.
Platelet count (low):
Use ProBoost Thymic Protein A (Longevity Science) - one packet daily under the tongue to increase platelet counts. See Thrombocytopenia.
Symptoms are tightness in the chest, pain in the chest and shortness of breath. Normal drugs prescribed to treat PCP are Bactrim/Septra or Dapsone, all sulfa based drugs. When these drugs cannot be tolerated, because of allergic reactions/rashes, Mepron is the drug of choice, as it is well tolerated by most persons.
SEES-2000: I have talked to several PWA's in the Houston, TX area who swear by the effectiveness of a special herbal preparation called SEES-2000, an herb that has a high sulfur content. SEES-2000 contains the ground roots of the herb - Radil Lomatium Nevadensis , aka "Lomatiuim Dissectum." Of 50 persons I have followed using SEES-2000 on a daily basis, one capsule a day is reported to prevent PCP 98% of the time. When pneumonia is present, one capsule every 4 hours is recommended for 3 to 5 days until symptoms are gone. Four persons have reported rapid recovery from PCP who have taken this herb.
Side effects of SEES-2000. One in 7 persons report getting a rash. If this happens, stop using the SEES-2000, until the rash is completely gone. Then resume taking the SEES-2000. So far, most persons who have followed this procedure and resumed taking the SEES-2000 have not had the rash return. Note: if you get PCP before you start on SEES-2000, take one every 4 hours along with antibiotic therapy. Separate the herb from the antibiotics by one hour, to avoid any unknown drug/herbal inter-reactions. If you should get PCP after using SEES-2000, follow the same procedure.
Desensitizing yourself to Sees-2000: To reduce the chance of getting a rash, start off with Sees-2000 using one capsule once every 3 days (i.e. Mon and Thurs) for the first two weeks. In weeks 3 and 4, take one Sees-2000 every other day. Choose even or odd numbered days. In week five, take one a day.
Note: Desensitization to Bactrim, a sulfur based drug, has also enabled people to tolerate this drug, who previously would break out with a rash. I would advise against using both Sees-2000 and Bactrim/Septra together - use one or the other. Note: In January 1997, a friend in a local hospital (Milwaukee, WI) with PCP was being treated with antibiotics. However, his condition was so bad that the doctors told him he had only a 50% chance of recovery and should get his affairs in order.
The next day, while in the hospital, and with his doctor's permission, he started using Sees-2000 - one capsule every 4 hours, plus the antibiotics he was receiving. Within hours, his blood oxygen levels began to increase. He improved so rapidly that he was sent home 3 days later.
Fenugreek-Thyme. It is especially valuable when excess mucus is present. It has a drying effect on the lungs and kills fungal infections in the lungs and head area. Take 2 capsules 3 times a day. It may be used along with SEES-2000. Sold under the brand names "Nature's Herbs" and "Nature's Way." It is found in health food stores.
Another treatment for pneumonia is oral hydrogen peroxide - food grade. Take hydrogen peroxide orally as follows: Take 1 teaspoon of 3% H2O2 (drugstore variety) in a glass of distilled water every hour, up to one hour before meals or 3 hours after. This can be repeated up to 8 times in one day. Do not take any supplements with iron in them, while using the H2O2. Discontinue using the H2O2, after the lung infection has cleared.
Herbs: Pleurisy root tea or Lobelia tea are the most important of all the herbal teas to drink for pneumonia. You could alternate these teas every 2 hours apart. Herbal teas: Pleurisy Root or Lobelia. Other herbs: marshmallow root and mullein made together. Drink it and/or inhale the steam. Several options may be used together, until the infection has cleared.
Note: If body temperature is below normal, take supplements (cayenne) to increase body heat. If you have a question about what options are compatible, consult your physician. Manufacturer of Sees-2000 is Sharon and Jane Barlow of Generation II, PO Box 1008, Sandy, Utah 84091 866-688-6757
Pruritus, Folliculitis and Psoriasis:
UVB light has been used to clear these 3 conditions. However, for tanning, use UVA that penetrates deeper into the body and does not promote skin cancer, as does UVB light. The product, ACNO, from Australia, has cleared up a number of skin problems of unknown origin. A homeopathic equivalent to hydrocortisone is called Florasone (Boericke & Tafel). This topical cream relieves itching and skin rashes. Available in health food stores.
A low fat diet is very important - use little or no butter, cheese or chocolate and avoid fried foods. Also, take Silymarin - 175 mg 2X, Oregon Grape Root tea - 1 cup daily made with 1 tsp. of the herb steeped in hot water, Lecithin - two 19 grain caps with meals 3X, Cod Liver Oil - 1 Tbsp - 2X, Good oils are Flax oil, Olive oil, marine lipids and Evening Primrose oil.
Red blood cells - low:
Take liquid sublingual B-12 with folic acid (Bricker labs) or Methyl B12. B-12 builds up red blood cells. Vitamin B-6 is also reported to help build up red Blood cells. Check your body temperature. Low body temperature has been linked to low red blood and white blood cell counts. Conventional treatment for anemia is Procrit.
S.A.R.S. (Sudden Activated Respitory Syndrome)
A new easily transmitted disease that can be fatal. See treatments for Pneumonia.
Scar tissue (from radiation, burns or surgery)
Castor Oil packs: Internal scar tissue in the abdominal area (intestines, uterus etc) can be removed by doing warm castor oil packs over the area 1 hour daily for about 3 months. If scar tissue is in the lungs, throat or bronchial tubes, do castor oil packs over the upper part of chest and throat area daily for 2 to 3 months. For external scar tissue, warm castor oil packs followed by pure topical applications of vitamin E. Fresh aloe vera emulsion: Blend one cup of the white inner part of aloe vera leaves with 1/2 cup of water. Drink this daily, or use it as an enema or douche or apply topically. Aloe leaves may be stored in a refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Google for suppliers or check with your local Mexican food outlet.
Deficiencies of magnesium, potassium and vitamin E may contribute to seizures. Dilantin, a prescription drug, is usually effective in preventing seizures. If an actual seizure occurs, seek emergency medical help. To help prevent a seizure, give any available source of magnesium such as Epsom salts (mg sulfate) and water. Start with 1 Tsp. Epsom salt and water. Follow this with 2 Tablespoons of blackstrap molasses, a rich source of potassium, magnesium and trace minerals. To help prevent seizures, avoid alcohol that depletes magnesium reserves and take a supplement with magnesium daily along with Vitamin E - 400 I.U daily. Consider Blackstrap molasses - 1 or 2 Tbsps daily or Magnesium Chloride tablets - two twice daily. Artificial sweeteners like Nutrasweet (aspartamine) that are neurotoxons can cause seizures.
A severe allergic reaction to a food or medicine that causes body temperature to fall rapidly, saliva pH to go acid, pupils to dilate and smooth muscles to contract. If you should sense these conditions happening to you, after taking some medication, new herb or food, call Emergency for help (dial 911) and then immediately take 1 tsp. of cayenne with water, kelp or any herb to raise body temperature and 2 tablespoons of blackstrap molasses. You may substitute honey, if molasses is not available. Also, you can take some Dimethylglycine (DMG) under the tongue. These supplements will act to turn off the shock reaction. You may do all of the above. Turn on the heat and get as warm as possible. Get immediate medical attention.
Supplements: For long-term relief, take 220 mg of zinc sulfate once a day. Take 1 tsp. of fresh lemon juice in 2 Tbsps of water and sniff up your nose. It will burn a little, produce a lot of mucus, but also open up your sinuses and help kill viral infections in that area. Consider getting a humidifier, if the air is too dry. Avoid all wheat and dairy products containing lactose and casein. A negative ionizer will also help. Hold ionizer near nose. Breathing ionized air will frequently open plugged sinuses. Stay away from dairy and wheat products. Sniff Colloidal Silver up your nose. A Colloidal Silver Nasal Spray by Source Naturals works fine. See Colds. See Pneumonia. Inhale vapors of Eucalyptus oil. Note: Short-term use (5 to 7 days) of oral hydrogen peroxide is very effective against sinus infections. See chapter 19 on Bio-oxidative Therapies.
Skin - dry, wrinkled, hard; loss of elasticity and smoothness
Use Evening Primrose Oil to overcome dry skin conditions. Vitamin A - 10,000 to 25,000 i.u. daily (Cod Liver Oil capsules - 6 to 12 daily). Kombuchu Tea. Excess free radicals in the blood cause skin to become wrinkled, hard and have a loss of smoothness and elasticity. Pycnogenol is a free radical scavenger and improves skin smoothness and elasticity, helps protect collagen binding, reduces edema and swelling in legs, reduces fragility of capillaries and inhibits histamines. Elderberry extract and bilberry are very high in proanthocyandins, the same substance found in Pycnogenol. Increase your intake of vegetables and fruits high in red, blue or orange pigments. These pigments contain flavinoids that are free radical scavengers. Take supplements to increase Glutathione levels. Increasing Glutathione levels stops breakdown of the skin.
Place a glass of water in a blender. Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and one clove of garlic in half cup of water. Blend until smooth. Gargle half and spit out. Swallow the other half. Repeat this every hour until desired results are obtained. Consider a cup of Blue Vervain and Oregon Grape root tea every two hours. These two may be mixed together. Other Herbal teas: Mullein and Yarrow. Consider gargling with 3% H2O2 or ozonated water every few hours. (See Colds).
Drink 1/2 cup of cultured cabbage juice three times a day or eat raw cabbage and raw potatoes. Consider - Slippery Elm Tea and Licorice root tea. Other herbs: Golden Seal tea, White oak bark. Magnetic Therapy - North Pole of pad over stomach area for 1 to 2 hours daily. Bland diet - Have yourself tested for any infections in the stomach area.
Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count): ProBoost Thymic Protein A gives very rapid results for increasing platelet counts (distributed by Klabin or Threshold and available in health food stores). Also, the whole lemon/olive oil drink combined with the Castor Oil packs increased platelet counts in several cases. Two persons who have had ozone autohemotherapy have told me that they started out with very low platelet counts, which climbed rapidly within 3 weeks and returned to their normal reference ranges.
HHV-6 LINKED TO ITP. USE OZONE TO BUILD UP PLATELET COUNTS. An article written by Neenyah Ostrom in The New York Native (Oct 10, 1994) cites an article appearing in The Lancet (Sep. 17, 1994, by K. Kitamura "Idiopathic Thrombocytenic Purpura after Human Herpesvirus 6 infection." It is HHV-6, variant A that is causing widespread damage in both AIDS and CFIDS progression. Ostrom reports that HHV-6 (A) can infect and kill natural killer cells and CD4 cells can infect and damage the brain, spinal cord, lymph nodes, heart, bone marrow, liver, kidney, spleen, tonsils, adrenal glands, pancreas and thyroid.
A parasitic protozoan causes this condition. Household cats are common carriers. Usually, anyone with toxoplasmosis infection of the nervous system or brain is under intensive care in a hospital. One teaspoon of Colloidal Silver twice a day completely reversed toxoplasmosis in one case, where the person had very low T cells. Also consider Ozone therapy or take 40 drops (1/2 tsp) of 6% H2O2 (food-grade quality) solution in a glass of water every 4 hrs. Consider retention enemas, with garlic and chlorophyll added, once a day. Take supplements to raise body temperature. Raw garlic - 3 cloves daily. Prescription drugs to treat toxoplasmosis are available.
Triglyceride levels too high:
Dr. Bihari, in an article published in POZ magazine, Jan. 1996, linked high tryglyceride levels to high Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) levels. The primary cause is HHV-6A. The problem is that your CD8 counts are too low, as are your NK cells, to control the HHV-6. High triglycerides predispose you for a heart attack. Bihari has found that Naltrexone (4.5 mg) daily reduces Triglyceride levels. Olive leaf extract with 20% oleuropein - 2 caps twice daily. Take Max DHA with EPA (Marine lipids, L-Carnitine - 500 mg twice a day. Exercise - walk for 1 hour twice a day. North Pole magnetic therapy will also help reduce triglyceride levels. L-Carnitine lowers triglyceride levels. Exercise burns off triglycerides by stimulating the body to convert L-lysine into L-Carnitine.
Warts (Human Papilloma Virus):
Genital warts caused by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) can be treated with Aldara Cream - available from your physician. Aldara cream is FDA approved and works about 50% of the time. Beta-Mannan, a product developed from aloe vera by Dr. Joe Glickman MD. He reports a 95% cure rate for HPV infection. More info at www.alotek.com or call 406-863-9824. One person used a combination of equal parts of colloidal silver and DMSO, applied topically to get rid of these warts. New: try applying essential oil of thyme directly on the warts.
Wasting syndrome: (See Supplements for Weight Gain). Lime water (calcium hydroxide) use one tablespoon in a quart of water daily. See Ph balancing / whole lemon drink.
West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus is spread by bites from infected mosquitoes. Over 200 Americans died from this virus in 2002. A transfer factor product is now being developed by Chisolm Biological Labs that will be antigen specific for stimulating a strong immune response against the West Nile Virus. For more information, call 803-663-9618
White blood cells - low
Astragalus will increase WBC counts - use 2 capsules twice a day- also Castor oil. Daily castor oil packs over liver area. Supplements to increase Glutathione levels (ImmunePro, Designer Protein, Alpha Lipoic acid). Beta-carotene - 50 mg 3X; Cod Liver Oil - 6 capsules twice daily; sun tan up to 1 hour daily or up to 30 minutes in a Tanning salon using UVA light therapy. Use ProBoost Thymic Protein A.
An Acupuncturist told me of another Chinese herbal product for increasing white blood cell counts. It is called "Marrow-Plus." It is manufactured by Institute for Traditional Medicine (ITM), 2017 SE Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97214. Ph No 503-233-4907. Take 3 capsules 3 times daily until WBC counts are 7000 UL or higher, then use only as needed to keep WBC's in a normal reference range. ITM only sells through health care professionals.
Prescription drugs: Neopogen increases WBCs rapidly.
Zits (red pimples):
If zits are weeping like open sores, suntan or go to a Tanning Salon. Do up to 1/2 hour daily with UVA light, until the zits are gone. UV light kills topical infections. If the zits are an allergic response, consider a homeopathic equivalent to cortisone is called Florasone (Boericke & Tafel). Consider 1% hydrocortisone cream - use up to 1/2 teaspoon daily.
Other: bathe them in 3% H2O2, and then place aloe vera gel over them. As multiple infections disappear from your intestinal tract, blood stream and lymphatic system, the zits will also disappear. Ozone in a Sauna Bag is very effective for all skin problems or apply ozonated olive oil over topical infections or irritations.
GOOT Garlic oil ointment
A formula that will produce miracles -
Anti-infective/Anti-fungal/Anti-parasites Warm 3 tablespoons of Coconut oil over stove until melted and add 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Remove from heat and add 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped garlic. Blend at slow speed, then at high speed for 2 minutes. Use a blender or coffee grinder. Pour mixture through a screen to remove chunks of garlic that the blender may have missed. Pour into a wide mouth jar and label it "GOOT." Place in a refrigerator.
GOOT turns into a thick soft paste after 1 hour. GOOT, rubbed into the skin, transfers raw garlic oil directly into the blood stream. Apply on the feet of children or infants to fight infections. Rub on chest for chest colds, pneumonia or rub into nostrils for sinus infections. Apply directly to sores inside the mouth. Rub on Athlete's foot and genital area for jock itch. Insert GOOT into vagina or rectum for yeast or other related infections. Apply on rashes any place. Place on cotton swab for ear infections. GOOT kills Candida, parasites, bad bacteria and virus by direct application. In addition, it treats systemic infections by absorption through the skin into the blood supply and travels throughout the body. After two weeks, make a new batch of GOOT.
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Basic instructions to avoid drug/herb adverse inter-reactions
Allergic reactions: Avoid any food, herb or treatment that is known to induce in you an allergic reaction, without first consulting with a health care professional. When using any new product (herb or any item listed in this book) for the first time, start off with a small amount to test your body's response to the product. If you tolerate it well without allergic reactions (elevated pulse rate, difficulty breathing, feeling cold and clammy, elevated blood pressure etc) or other serious side effects, gradually increase the dosage until you reach the desired or recommended level. If the product is in capsule form, break it open and place 1/4 or 1/2 of the contents under your tongue to test its effects. If you have an adverse reaction or feel uncomfortable, contact your physician.
Notice: To prevent drug inter-reactions, if you are taking any drugs or other doctor-prescribed medications, we recommend taking these drugs either one hour before or one hour after using herbal and nutritional supplements referred to in this chapter. This is to prevent drug interactions in the stomach. When taking any new herb for the first time, start off with a small amount and wait a half-hour to determine how your body is reacting to the new substance. This is important, to avoid serious allergic or metabolic reactions like an elevated pulse rate.
Note: a sudden drop in body temperature or an increase in pulse rate are warning signs to avoid that product and certainly difficulty breathing would require immediate medical attention. Avoiding herbal side effects Avoid experimenting with herbal combination on your own, without first getting expert advice. Two observations: Herbs with strong sedative properties (lobelia, skullcap, lemon balm and valerian) should be only used ALONE and not mixed together). Avoid herbs like Ma Huang, Kola nut, Yohimbe that can be over stimulating and raise blood pressure. Do not mix any stimulant herbs with sedative herbs.
In March, 2001, a reader called to tell me a friend, who used Yohimbe every day to stimulate his sex drive, died of a heart attack earlier that year. I know of one person whose blood pressure went over 250 after taking several Yohimbe capsules. A number of unethical dietary supplement companies, who market Yohimbe through the mail, as a sex stimulant, are telling people Yohimbe is safe. Don't believe it for one second.
As for Ma Huang, the FDA has documentation on numerous deaths caused by weight loss herb. Be careful about buying any herb or herbal combination without knowing the ingredients in it, and don't believe everything you read in newpapers or see on television, nor judge the value of a product because it has a fancy label or is on sale. When prices are very low or the deal sounds too good to be true, it is probably because it is. The ingredients could be rancid, contaminated with other substances like maltodextrin or cheap fillers or may have been purchased at an internet auction site. In some instances, there has been actual fraud, that is, some cut-rate vitamin companies have sold supplements that have up to 90% less in the pills than what they claim on the label. Any time you deal with a new vendor who sells supplements at prices that are too good to be true, ask for a "Certificate of Analysis." Check with the firm's local Better Business Bureau to see if complaints have been filed and how they were solved.
Do not buy ground olive leaves in pill or capsule form as there are factors other than the active ingredient, "oleuropein," that may be irritating to the intestines. Buy only an olive leaf extract that has 15 to 20% or more oleuropein as determined by HPLC testing or make your own olive leaf tea as described in this book. Do not use olive leaf extract, if you have low blood pressure, as it lowers blood pressure. If you have elevated blood pressure, olive leaf extract and olive oil are good choices.
Blackstrap molasses is a good choice for most types of high blood pressure unless you have elevated potassium levels, a condition that is very rare. Do not use licorice root if you have high blood pressure, as it will raise it further. If your blood pressure is low or normal, use licorice root in small amounts to begin with, to determine how it affects you before increasing the dosage. Licorice root stimulates adrenal function, and when adrenals are exhausted, it is best to use it more often in small amounts. If you are taking prescribed drugs, check with your physician to see if there are any herbs you should avoid using at the same time. Most of these inter-reaction problems can be avoided, if one hour of time elapses between taking a prescribed medication and an herbal supplement. Vitamin and mineral supplements should usually be taken with meals.
Emergency antidotes to adverse reactions, when immediate medical attention is not possible.
1. Elevated pulse rate (over 100 beats per minute) - take 1 or 2 tablespoons of blackstrap molasses. (If molasses is not available, drink 3 or 4 glasses of pure fruit juice - grape or apple or take 2 tablespoons of honey - the darker in color the better, indicating a higher mineral content). The pulse rate usually drops in 10 to 15 minutes. Elevated pulse rate could be due to an allergic reaction. Keep track of what you eat and its effects on your pulse. Eat a single food at a time, and if the pulse rate increases 10 or more beats per minute, you are most likely allergic to that food. These reactions will occur within 30 minutes of eating the food to which you are allergic.
2. Low body temperature - dropping below 96ºF - Take 3 or 4 cayenne (red pepper) capsules or 1 teaspoon of cayenne with a glass of water or eat some hot salsa. Body temperature should increase in 15 to 20 minutes.
3. Tightness in the chest or difficulty breathing - 1. Take cayenne (up to 1 teaspoon or 4 capsules) and 2. Soak a towel in one cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide (works better if warmed up in a pan) and place towel on the chest area for 30 minutes or longer (provides immediate oxygen to the heart, as the H2O2 is broken down in the cells). Relief of symptoms should be noticeable in 10 to 15 minutes. Sublingual DiMethylGlycine (DMG) can also relieve chest pains. Note: if symptoms follow indigestion related to a meal, also take digestive enzymes - 3 or 4 tablets or capsules with the cayenne. For gas - digestive enzymes plus ginger root, followed by charcoal capsules if needed. Before, during or immediately after using these procedures, obtain medical assistance. For emergencies, keep these four items in stock. 1. Cayenne (red pepper) 2. 3% Hydrogen Peroxide (from your drugstore) or preferably 6% food-grade H2O2. 3. Blackstrap molasses.
4. Vegetarian Digestive enzymes (for proteins, fats and carbohydrates). (Ginger root and charcoal capsules) Other items to stock Be prepared for future problems by storing some items in advance for future needs.
GARLIC OIL OINTMENT.
A home made ointment made from fresh garlic and coconut oil is effective against all kinds of fungal, bacterial and skin infections and many kinds of rashes. It is also effective for sinus infections and may be applied to any part of the body directly except the eyes. See end of this chapter for the recipe. It is called GOOT.
Other important items to have on hand are Nutribiotic grapefruit seed extract, lomatium dissectum, wormwood (artemesia annua), colloidal silver, fresh garlic cloves and ginger root. Colloidal silver, which is effective against over 600 kinds of infections, would be a good item to store. It is best to buy this one and use it only when needed. The continuous use of colloidal silver is not recommended. Herbal teas and extracts raw herbs are packaged for sale in capsule form for convenience. Bulk herbs and extracts are also available. The best and most effective herbal teas are made at home, using bulk tea that is steeped in hot water. Steep leaves for 5 minutes and roots and bark for 10 minutes in very hot water. Strain to remove the pulp and chill with one or two ice cubes before drinking. The brewed teas are totally assimilated into the blood stream. Persons who are very ill will respond better to herbal teas and extracts over capsules. Herbal extracts with alcohol may irritate the stomach. The alcohol may be removed by placing a day's portion of the extract in a glass of water heated to 110 degrees F. and let it stand for 30 minutes. Always use a Thermometer.
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