Leaky Gut Syndrome historical posts March 1998

Re: CONSTANT HUNGER SENSATION

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 01, 1998 at 09:53:09:

Thanks, Laura.

Parasitosis is the INEVITABLE consequence of LGS. The longer one has had LGS, the more parasitosis there will be present. Currently, the estimation is that more than 80% of US citizens have at least one parasite and more than 50% have at least several. MANY of the presently "unexplained" chronic symptoms people in this culture have are due, directly, to these missed diagnoses.

Nearly all labs in the country are incompetent to even find them (According to the CDC, less than 1/10 of the parasites actually in a specimen are diagnosed by conventional medical labs).

Walt



Re: Gene treatment of yeast infections

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 01, 1998 at 12:51:55:

Dear Jim,

Thanks for thinking of me. I am so swamped right now that I may not get to it right away.

Was it good for you? (grin)

Walt


Re: candida symptoms

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 02, 1998 at 10:18:09:

Dear Arlen,

Without knowing a lot more about you, there is no way I can know if your candida in the ear is an isolated problem or part of a systemic condition like Candida-Related Syndrome. If it is the former, it would be worth your while to try the remedy I have listed below. If the latter, not.

Candida HATES an acid environment (like most fungi). Therefore just filling the ear canal, twice a day, with the regular distilled vinegar you get at the grocery would be enough to acidify this environment. Do NOT use good vinegar like you would get at the healthfood store.

Before even trying this, you should be sure that there is no excess wax buildup in the ear canal. The only thing the candida hates more than acid is "dry". So, you have to be sure that you keep any water out of your ear & wax traps water.

Remember, that distilled vinegar is 96% water so you have to be sure that you get as much of the vinegar out of your ear as possible when you put it in. Leave it in for about 2 minutes.

One good way to get the last bit of water out of your ear, if you get any in, is to fill your ear canal with 70% rubbing alcohol & then get as much of THAT out as you can. What is left in will adsorb onto the water & help it evaporate out. When you have an infection in your ear, the alcohol might burn although it will not harm.

You will have to do the vinegar thing twice a day for a couple of weeks to be sure the candida is gone. THEN, be sure that no water gets into your ear that you don't do the alcohol thing about.

DO NOT USE Q TIPS IN YOUR EAR!!!!!!!!! There are lots of anatomical reasons for this & I am electing to not take the time to get into that long story here since it really requires a picture to explain. TRUST ME.

Walt





Re: The N.A.E.T. Allergy Elimination Technique

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 02, 1998 at 11:42:10:

Dear Dick,

This is a new one on me. What do the letters stand for?

You might ask your question of Doc Dave by titling your question with his name in the title to draw his attention.

I will be looking forward to learning more about it.

By far the most effective approach to allergies that I have found is a strict wellness program and an awareness or the LGS and (probable) C-RS contributing to them.

Walt



Re: candida die off reaction

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 02, 1998 at 11:52:45:

Dear Marsha,

Years ago, we didn't know that NO ONE could get candida without first having advanced LGS. As a consequence many people who were successfully treated for candida had to continue to be treated to maintain benefits.

ALL of your conditions you have listed prove to me that your C-RS is but one of the tips of the iceberg that is your REAL problem.

I suggest that FIRST you get a different perspective on your entire problem. MY book would be a simple way to start seeing things as a whole. There is a much more in depth book, that was written about you, that you need in your library to refer to daily: "Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer" by Dr Pelletier. It has just been republished as an updated & expanded edition. You will want your own copy.

If you want a book JUST about your mental confusion attack, "Brain Allergies" is referenced in my book. I don't think you will need that once you begin to see everything as a whole since they are just another "tip of the iceberg".

THEN, when you have that under your belt, please write again with your questions. You are struggling in an unnecessary quagmire.

Walt



Re: Yeast Infections

Posted by martha on March 02, 1998 at 14:29:19:

Dr. Stoll will have some good advice for you and after you
read his book, get CHRONIC CANDIDIASIS by Michael Murray ND.
It is 170 pp. of excellent detailed advice and much of itis
what you can do to help the underlying causes. He has
a test that you can do to see if you are taking enough
betaine HCl something I have wanted to know for years.
Martha


Re: candida die off reaction

Posted by Geri on March 02, 1998 at 16:42:57:

In Reply to: Re: candida die off reaction posted by Walt Stoll on March 02, 1998 at 11:52:45:

Dear Marsha,
It is very important that you educate yourself and know all
you can find out about candida. Besides the books Dr Stoll
has suggested another book you might like to read is "The
Yeast Connection" by Dr. Wm. Crook and "Conquering Yeast
Infections" by S. Colet Lahoz. After you do some research
you will want to make your own decisions about what you want
to do for your body and become responsible for your own health
There are plenty of natural as well as prescription medications
available make sure you research them as well before taking
them. I was at a point where I could not walk before I finally
found help. Hang in there it can only get better.




Re: The N.A.E.T. Allergy Elimination Technique

Posted by Laura on March 02, 1998 at 18:45:03:

In Reply to: Re: The N.A.E.T. Allergy Elimination Technique posted by Walt Stoll on March 02, 1998 at 11:42:10:

NAET stands for Nambutrapad Allergy Elimination Technique. It does work, I have experienced positive results from it. It seems to reprogram the immune response to various allergens via the energy of the accupuncture meridians. Unless your LGS is addressed through skilled relaxation 2X/day other allergies will present themselves.

My problem is I have to choose between reading this BB or meditating during my work break. I learn so much here. I want to do both.


Re: The N.A.E.T. Allergy Elimination Technique

Posted by Laura on March 02, 1998 at 21:12:47:

In Reply to: Re: The N.A.E.T. Allergy Elimination Technique posted by Laura on March 02, 1998 at 18:45:03:

I forgot to mention that NAET is named after the accupuncturist who developed it. Her name is Devi Nambutrapod and she has published a book explaining how she discovered the technique and what she has done with it.


Re: Yeast Infections

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 03, 1998 at 12:54:04:

Dear Kara,

For this to be this persistant, it has to be more than a localized problem. Listen to Martha.

I am ashamed of my conventional colleagues for continuing to focus on your perineum when those problems are only the tip of the iceberg of what you really have.

Start with MY book & combine those understandings with Dr Murray's book.

THEN, if you still have questions, write again.

Walt



Re: The N.A.E.T. Allergy Elimination Technique

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 04, 1998 at 12:41:24:

In Reply to: Re: The N.A.E.T. Allergy Elimination Technique posted by Laura on March 02, 1998 at 18:45:03:

Thanks, Laura.

There are "many paths to the top of the mountain". So saith many sages in the history of mankind. Prayer, alone, can solve the problems I have been describing associated with LGS. I am looking forward to learning more about NAET. The more paths we know about the more likely we will be able to match the best one to that particular individual.

There are some people who would sooner die than learn a relaxation technique. Others would like to do a relaxation technique but would sooner die than exercise, etc.

Walt


Re: Antibiotics - Thrush - any alternatives ...............

Posted by Tanya Brown on March 04, 1998 at 16:23:34:

I just lucked up on this page and would like to have information mailed to me and the opportunity to receive answere to a lot of my questions on interstitial cystitis and endometriosis. Thank you.


Re: "Acute Nonspecific Colitis"?? Can You Help Me, Please?

Posted by S. McDaniel on March 05, 1998 at 07:21:58:

My primary care physician will not even discuss leaky gut syndrome, much less test me for it or the food allergens. Do you have any recent articles in AMA journals that would convince him that this is not some crazy fad? Unfortunately, most of the articles I have come from people wanting to sell vitamins or something else, to which I don't think he'll pay any attention.

Thank you for your suggestions. I have not felt like fooling with my computer lately, so I hadn't gotten it until today. Today, however, I am again home from work because of my "problem" as we all call it.



Insulin Resistance

Posted by Peter Wray on March 05, 1998 at 08:55:18:

Dr. Stoll,

I've been reading about the process of insulin resistance (IR)and it's possible connection to LGS and candida. What is your view? Do you feel that people develope IR as a result of LGS or the other way around?

Thanks

Peter



Re: Antibiotics - Thrush - any alternatives ...............

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 06, 1998 at 08:57:45:

In Reply to: Re: Antibiotics - Thrush - any alternatives ............... posted by Tanya Brown on March 04, 1998 at 16:23:34:

Dear Tanya,

IC and endometriosis are ONLY related through the hypothalamus being overwhelmed by storage of fight or flight stress-effect. That, in turn, causes the "bracing" that is the direct cause of the IC and the indirect cause of the LGS-candida-endocrine imbalance that is the direct cause of the endometriosis.

If you understand THIS jargon, Write again with your further questions. If not, you would need to get a copy of my book (link below) and THEN ask your questions.

Walt



Help..Dr. Stoll

Posted by Charles Kemper on March 06, 1998 at 11:35:21:

I've been suffering from debilitating fatigue and inability to ward off cold temperature for two and a half years. This condition began during and following a year of unbearable stress from which I was unable to escape. Since then symptoms of intesinal gas and migrating joint pain have followed.I now know that I have Candidiasis and I am rightly afraid.
Now that I know that this was caused by LGS:
Do I need a test for the specific organisms and there sensitivity to Nystatin, Difulcum, Kapricyn etc?
Which lab can actually do a test that will produce accurate results?
If I do need prescription medication, how can I find an MD in the LA area who will understand any of this?
I have some experience going back several years in Mahayana Buddhist meditation. Can this be related to the work of overcomming the condition of bracing?
Is there a specific focusing technique to correct the stored stress response in the Hypothalmus?
Is there a particular biofeedback software program that applies directly to the work that needs to be done here?
Sorry for the list of questions but I feel my life is at stake.


Re: "Acute Nonspecific Colitis"?? Can You Help Me, Please?

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 07, 1998 at 09:41:24:

In Reply to: Re: "Acute Nonspecific Colitis"?? Can You Help Me, Please? posted by S. McDaniel on March 05, 1998 at 07:21:58:

Dear S.,

Soounds like your doc is one of those who will have to be dragged, kicking & screaming, into the medicine of the 21st century--with you paying him to reluctantly learn what to do to help you. He should be paying YOU.

I have had to learn the hard way that those physicians still enamored with the idea that we already know pretty much all there is to know (although we have no idea how to resolve chronic conditions) will not listen to anything their patients have to teach them. After all, THEY are the "experts". Don't waste your time.

There is an entire section in my book about this, including how to find a physician who is in it for your benefit. It is interesting that today's national news announced that, once again, the AMA spent more money lobbying congress last year than any other organization. WHY do you think they do that? They will never be able to force the health-care camel through the eye of the allopathic needle----even though that is what all the lobbying is for.

I know how much work it is to break in another doc. However, you are wasting your time with this one.

Last year, one of the BB participants listed about 5-6 articles from the world medical literature about LGS. I did not even keep them since I no longer need any convincing of its reality. However, if you went to the archives about LGS, you would probably still find that note. When you find it, I would appreciate your entering it on the BB again. This time I will keep it just so I can respond to others like you have just requested.

HOWEVER, don't waste your time showing them to your present doc. This is the explanation for dozens of conditions he has no idea how to resolve. He has had plenty of time to leanr about this if his primary goal was for the benefit of the patient.

'When something that the "professional" doesn't want to know has 1000 articles demonstrating its validity, the "professional" will ask for 1001.'

It is going to be tough enough for YOU to learn what you need to know about LGS to resolve your own problems---
let alone trying to drag your doc along with you. Once you are well, it IS possible that your doc would open his mind by seeing the proof (the resolution of your problems that he has never been able to resolve) right before his eyes. However, don't hold your breath. Even living proof is not enough when the person is being intentionally ignorant.

If you want to start with your doc already educated and willing to work WITH you, I can tell you how to find a doc close to you. If you still think any chronic problem can be resolved with the "doc" being the authoritative director of the situation--instead of the consultant--you are sitll far from resolving your chronic problem.

You probably don't like to hear what I am saying. However, I have no ax to grind. I am just giving you the best information I know of.

Walt
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Re: Insulin Resistance

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 07, 1998 at 09:53:55:

In Reply to: Insulin Resistance posted by Peter Wray on March 05, 1998 at 08:55:18:

Dear Peter,

These theories are in their infancy. MY understanding of LGS makes me doubt that there is ANY immunologically linked chronic condition, in the human condition, that is not at least linked to LGS.

However, having said that, there is currently a lot of new information in the world medical literature about cellular metabolism, genetic susceptibility, nutrient cofactors AND immunological mechanisms that impinge upon any LGS factor related to "insulin resistance" (which I have, big time).

One could keep up with the cutting edge of this development by subscribing to Functional Medicine Update. I am a charter subscriber (18 years) and can say it is the most important mechanism I have for keeping up right at the cutting edge. Call (800) 843-9660 for information. If you tell them I suggested you call, you might even get a free sample. You might even ask them for the indexes for the past few years. You could then look up all the articles on this subject and even get them to send you archived stuff about them.

I appreciate your insightful comments. It helps a lot of people AND saves me a lot of time as well. I hope you will continue. Not only would FMU help you & your wife but would enhance what you are doing on the board.

Namaste` Walt



Re: EMERGENCY: need help for diarrhea (Dr. Walt)

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 07, 1998 at 10:50:33:

In Reply to: Re: EMERGENCY: need help for diarrhea (Dr. Walt) posted by Jason Hillyer on March 05, 1998 at 20:50:01:

Dear Jason,

Typical allopathic simpleton's approach: "If the tests are normal, so must be the patient." Only a monopoly could get away with c--p like that. Step back & see the forest for the trees "boy"! Of course I am referring to the "doc" not to you.

You need to see a physician worthy of the word--not a technician.

Call Great Smokies Laboratories at (800) 522-4762. Ask them for the physicians close to you who would know enough to order a comprehensive stool analysis AND a purged stool analysis AND what to do about the results.

THEN, take all your records (copies of which you should have at home all the time anyhow) and see this physician in consultation. You at least have LGS, dysbiosis & multiple parasitosis.

As you get well, please share your experiences with the BB. There are a lot of people out there who deserve to learn what you will have to do to resolve this.

Walt


Starch free pain killers

Posted by Ed on March 08, 1998 at 15:48:48:

Does anyone know of a pain killer like Annacin, Tylonol that can be taken while on the whole foods diet that restricts corn starch (which most pain killers contain).
Appreciate your help.
Thanks, Ed


Allopecia Areata

Posted by frances on March 08, 1998 at 20:05:57:

Dear Dr. Stoll,

I have recently experienced a recurrence of alopecia areata on my scalp. I have had bouts of this in the past but not for many years. I am 22 now. I have been told by different doctors that it is caused by stress and also that it is an auto-immune disease. Although the bald patch is unnoticeable, I am concerned about possible worsening of the condition and am very curious to know if you have any information or experience with the condition. Any information would be greatly appreciated!

Thankyou,
Frances


Candida--Is it everywhere?????

Posted by Geri on March 09, 1998 at 09:59:32:

Dear Dr. Stoll,
I was watching a TV program that was talking about the issue of
bacteria in a woman's makeup that she had not changed in quite
some time. The doctor who analyzed the makeup stated that one
of the bacteria they found in her makeup was candida albicans.
I use makeup on a daily basis. I either use it up or throw
it out often. Here are some of my concerns. I have Candida.
How long does it take for your makeup to become contaminated
with the candida bacteria. If a person has candida does
the entire house become infested? Is it in your sheets, hair
brushes, deodorant, toothpaste, furniture, car etc.? If so
how would you ever get rid of it? I have done a lot of reading
about this disease and have never seen where any of these
issues have been addressed. Could you give me some information
for more research on the above issue?
Thank you,
Geri


APPETITE TOO STRONG !

Posted by Cathy on March 09, 1998 at 12:00:47:

Dear Dr. Stoll,

Recently I had gastroenteristis and some symptoms of GERD. Both of those have improved tremendously (i've been on Prilosec for 3 weeks). After I started to feel better from both of these problems, I changed my diet drastically. I eliminated all red meat, dairy products, high fats from my diet; and started consuming more fish, fruits, vegetables, fiber and i only drink water and fruit juices. Since I take the Prilosec in the a.m. and p.m., I've started eating breakfast every morning (a bowl of oatmeal).

My problem is this; MY APPETITE SEEMS EXTREME. I'm always hungrey. I find myself snacking thruout the day, and I usually could easily get thru between lunch and dinner before this change. I never used to eat breakfast. When it's time to eat, I eat with gusto and i enjoy my food. I don't like being hungrey all the time. My weight is very low; 5'11" and i weigh 140 lbs. Before the GERD and Gastro problems, my weight was 154. Could this be my body's way of trying to get back what it lost?

PLEASE HELP !

Cathy


folliculitis

Posted by Leslie on March 09, 1998 at 18:18:55:

Dear Dr. Stoll,

Several months ago I remember reading posts from a woman asking about the 'little red bumps' on her arms. I did a search but was unable to come up with any information. I do remember you mentioning essential oils to help resolve this problem. I have that same condition, but on my legs. Would you mind repeating the advice you had given her. I would be very appreciative.

Leslie


Re: Starch free pain killers

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 10, 1998 at 10:13:22:

In Reply to: Starch free pain killers posted by Ed on March 08, 1998 at 15:48:48:

Deare Ed,

I hope someone on the BB knows of these products since I do not. I have seen them in healthfood stores but never memorized the companies.

Your healthfood store owner should know about them &, at least, be able to order them for you.

Let us know what you learn.

Walt



Re: Allopecia Areata

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 10, 1998 at 10:22:41:

In Reply to: Allopecia Areata posted by frances on March 08, 1998 at 20:05:57:


Dear Frances,

Yes, I have had experience with this AND I agree with your docs who have said it is stress related and works through the autoimmune pathway. However, I DO NOT agree that they should stop with that explanation since Hans Selye, MD, KNEW 50 years ago how this worked & what to do about it. The only reason I can think about for your docs not telling you about this is that we have a monopoly over medical thinking in this country and do not need fear competition from those physicians who WOULD tell their patients how to do it.

Having said that, there are 2 things that I would recommend, in this order: 1. Learn an effective skilled relaxation technique and practice it at least 20 minutes twice a day (not counting any you do within 2 hours of sleep); and, 2. Read a copy of Dr Pelletier's classic (new edition in 1992) "Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer".

THEN, if you have more questions, write again. You might concentrate on understanding leaky gut syndrome (LGS) since that surely is part of this mechanism.

Walt


Re: Starch free pain killers

Posted by Robert McFerran on March 10, 1998 at 12:09:04:

In Reply to: Starch free pain killers posted by Ed on March 08, 1998 at 15:48:48:

Ed,

Naprosyn doesn't have any food excipients in it (at least the prescription version doesn't).

Alka-seltzer has aspirin in it without things like corn starch.

Both fall into the category of anti-inflammatories though, which help with pain and inflammation but long term use will make your leaky gut worse -- especially with the naprosyn!

Bob


Strep throat and antibiotics

Posted by Laura on March 10, 1998 at 21:03:39:

Hi Walt,
I have read your book and have been doing stress reduction for about 2 1/2 months now. I started to feel alot better until about 1 month ago when I started feeling very tired all the time. I would wake up with a stiff neck, my ears felt "cloudy" and I had minor nasal/throat congestion. Last Thursday I was awakened in the middle of the night by a very sore throat. I managed to get back to sleep and it was only slightly sore when I woke up at my regular time. I have been gargling and snorting with salt water for the past 2 weeks. Yesterday I went home from work with a slight fever. I have a throat culture scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. My question is: If the culture is positive for strep throat do I absolutely have to take an antibiotic? I have candidiasis and am very leary of antibiotics. I am allergic to penicilin (sp), so I would probably need to take tetracycline or ampicillin (sp). Aside from the 2X/day meditation I am already doing is there anything that could alleviate the negative effects of the antibiotic. When is the optimal time to take probiotics?. Any information you can give me would be a major help. Thanks
PS: I already read all that was on the search results for strep throat and antibiotics.


Chronic vaginal yeast infections and cystoceles

Posted by Lucy on March 11, 1998 at 12:12:18:

I have a rather unusual question, which I hope someone can answer for me.
In January of 1997, I had my first baby. Prior to becoming pregnant, I had only one yeast infection in my entire life. While pregnant, I experienced one more.
The delivery of my baby was a very difficult one, as he was extremely large. As a result of the birth, I have a cystocele and a rectocele, which the doctors will not fix until I have completed my family.
I breastfed my son for six months. My cycles did not return until August of 1997, and for many months were not ovulatory.
Since August of 1997, I have had no less than eleven yeast infections! For these, I have taken over the counter medicine, as well as prescription oral medicines. I eat lots of yogurt, and take 3 lactobacillus acidophilus supplements per day. I have not taken any antibiotics for over 4 years, and do not do ANY of the things which supposedly predispose one to yeast infections. My diet has been the same now as it was my entire life. I am otherwise perfectly healthy, have no allergies whatsoever, and am 28 years old.
My question is this - why all the yeast infections? Could it be related to the cystocele/rectocele? What happens in yeast infections - does the yeast cause the vaginal pH to go down (more acidic), or up (more alkaline)? I have read completely opposite things - some sources say the yeast grows when the pH is high (alkaline), and others say exactly the opposite. Which is it? How does the L. acidophilus/bifidus work? What else can I do?
Thank you - any help is most appreciated!


Reduced Blood Supply

Posted by Mary Jackson on March 11, 1998 at 12:26:42:

Hi Walt,

I haven't wanted to contribute to your "work load", but I have been thinking about the reduced blood supply you have mentioned (reflexive blood loss to the intestines with leaky gut). I think you may have said something about this with reference to dysautonomia. At some point I would like to know more about this. When I got pulse diagnosed by the acupuncturist at Kaiser she said I had a reduced blood supply. It surely affects my brain! Do you think adrenal exhaustion could contribute to a reduced blood supply from a lack of circulation stimulation? At any rate, I think a reduced blood supply could contribute to hair loss and brain fog. My ears are often stopped up since the "changes of life" have begun.

I have also been wondering if you have considered making a video about this stress process and skilled relaxation? I really haven't gotten a grip on skilled relaxation even though I've been reading this site over a year. A possible reduced blood supply doesn't the brain get the gist of this and I think I'm a visual learner. I need to have someone come to me and say "Here Idiot, here's how you do this!" I am doing some investigating into herbs that stimulate or mimick the parasympathetic nervous system response. The owner of a listserv I get has been experimenting with some herbs (like anemone) and will let me know her results.

Well, uh back to lurking for a bit! Mary J.


Re: Strep throat and antibiotics

Posted by Geri on March 11, 1998 at 13:25:17:

In Reply to: Strep throat and antibiotics posted by Laura on March 10, 1998 at 21:03:39:

Dear Laura,
As a fellow candida sufferer I can understand your concern.
You have to be responsible for your own health but I can tell
some of the things that I have done. In the past I have suffered
from a variety of strep and coldlike conditions which kept me
sick most of the winter. When I discovered that these things
were caused by candida I was put on a program to build my
immune system and as well as illiminating the colonizing yeast.
On this program you rotate your antifungals to keep the yeast
from mutating into a more resistant form. You take vitamins,
minerals and immune system builders (which you also rotate).
Probiotics are very important to take on a daily basis so
that you can repopulate your intestine with good bacteria.
When you are ill it is important to increase the probiotics
and the immune system builders in order to combat the present
infection. I do not go to an MD because there is not one in
my community who will treat this disease. I go to an acupuncturist
and I do not increase any of the above without first checking
with her. Sometimes I go to her for a treatment and if I am
not getting well she will give me a chinese herb or drops to
take in addition to my usual program. I have been treated by
her for three years and I have only had two colds which were
of short duration. It appears that my immune system has been
built back up and I can combat things I was unable to when
the candida was taking over my body.

If you do decide to take antibiotics some things you might
want to consider is increasing the probiotics and immune
system builders. Hope this idea helps.
Good Health
Geri


Re: Candida--IS everywhere!

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 11, 1998 at 13:29:56:

In Reply to: Candida--Is it everywhere????? posted by Geri on March 09, 1998 at 09:59:32:

Dear Geri,

I have discussed this many times here on the BB but, since it has been a while, here it is again:

The candida yeast is everywhere on this planet. NO ONE can take a breath, drink anything, eat anything or touch anything without swimming in it. WHY do we not all have it as a problem?

If you put an apple seed on a table, it would sit there for hundreds of years without sprouting because it knows, somehow, that if it sprouts it will die. There is no soil or water there for it to have a chance of rooting successfully so it stays, safely, in the seed. Put it in a friendly environment & it will sprout.

We humans have been on this planet for about 1,000,000 years & have coexisted with the candida yeast all that time without problems--until this industrial (civilized) age. The yeast form of candida is the "seed" form. Only when it sprouts (into the active fungal form) can it cause problems.

Our intestinal tract is designed to keep the internal environment very unfriendly to candida (and all other pathogenic organisms) so they will not "sprout" there. ALL pathogenic organisms like an alkaline environment & hate an acid one. So long as the 500+ kinds of healthy bacteria live in balance in our colon, NONE of these pathogenic organisms will want to live there since they keep the colon acid (Ever hear of acidophilus?).

Only when we develop leaky gut syndrome (the mechanisms of which have been discussed here on this BB for years) do we inevitably develop dysbiosis (the imbalance of these healthy bacteria). This is when we become susceptible to things like candida.

The usual scenario is that the candida yeast, always looking for a friendly place to grow, comes in the mouth & migrates, with the rest of our GI stuff into the colon. If the colon contents are healthy, the seed says: "Boy! This is not a very good place for me. Let me out of here!" It passes out with the rest of the stool & looks elsewhere.

However, if the environment is already unhealthy, the little candida yeast (seed) says: "Well! This place is not so bad. There is plenty of undigested food that is being fermented instead of digested (LGS), a nice alkaline environment; I could live here." So it sprouts into the active fungal form.

So that it will not get passed out with the rest of the colon contents, it "roots" itself into the intestinal wall with the fungal mycelia. It is this "rooting" that increases the leakiness of the LGS AND causes the immune system to react in such a way that the candida-related syndrome (C-RS) comes to be.

YES! Candida yeast (seeds) are everywhere. What is different about YOU that allowed it to grow in YOUR garden? It doesn't seem to matter how many candida yeasts we are exposed to since we have been swimming in it all our lives. The main thing is how susceptible to its growing in our colon we are.

Those who worry about the candida in makeup just don't understand the way this works. The current hysteria about the increasing problems with infectious diseases in the world don't understand that problem either.

The reason for the observed phenomenon is more a result of the reduction of the world's immunological reserves for resisting these organisms than it is of being exposed to new & wonderful germs. Now that we have put off doing something about the general immunological resistance in the population (with antibiotics, etc.) the problem is worse than it would have been since we now have antibiotic resistant bugs to deal with as the crisis approaches.

That is why I have always emphasized learning about LGS, why one has it, AND doing something about THOSE causes, BEFORE trying to kill out the candida. If the susceptibility is not dealt with FIRST, what in the world is going to prevent the condition recurring (short of moving to Mars)????

I hope I have adressed your question sufficiently.

Walt



Re: APPETITE TOO STRONG !

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 11, 1998 at 13:42:44:

In Reply to: APPETITE TOO STRONG ! posted by Cathy on March 09, 1998 at 12:00:47:

Dear Cathy,

Doing healthy things tends to move people toward being healthier. Perhaps this is what is happening. If so, you will stop being abnormally hungry when your weight reaches the optimum for you.

HOWEVER, nowhere in your note did I detect your understanding WHY you had these symptoms in the first place. Until THAT is part of your understanding, the improvement you have noted with the change in your diet will be temporary.

You really need to read a copy of my book (link below) and pay attention to the wellness protocols included. Making a hobby of wellness woudl be your best bet since it includes learning a lot more about helping your bodymind be all that is can be.

Walt



Re: folliculitis

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 11, 1998 at 14:09:28:

In Reply to: folliculitis posted by Leslie on March 09, 1998 at 18:18:55:

DEar Leslie,

On the legs, it is more likely to be a COMBINATION of the essential oil problem PLUS something that is getting on your legs (environmental pollutants).

See the link : Essential Oils.

Let us know how you do.

Walt



Re: Candida--IS everywhere!

Posted by Lee on March 11, 1998 at 23:30:57:

In Reply to: Re: Candida--IS everywhere! posted by Walt Stoll on March 11, 1998 at 13:29:56:

does taking prilosec make you more susceptable to yeast growth because of reduced acid? Can you tell me more about stinging tongue? any specific foods or ?. Would eating yougurt w/ live bacteria, or acidolpholus be advised? Thank you.


Re: Chronic vaginal yeast infections and cystoceles

Posted by L on March 12, 1998 at 02:13:29:

In Reply to: Chronic vaginal yeast infections and cystoceles posted by Lucy on March 11, 1998 at 12:12:18:

Lucy,

I am also 28 years old, and I have had chronic (constant--not even intermittent) yeast infections for eleven years despite the typical medical treatment. It has only been recently that I have found the willpower and dtermination to treat the condition through diet (no sugar whatsoever) and nutritional supplements. I don't want to confuse you any further, so I will write only things that I know to be facts here:
1. Vaginal yeast thrives in an alkaline environment. When you have normal healthy levels of acidophilus in the vagina, the pH remains acidic and keeps the yeast from multiplying out of control. But once the yeast multiplies enough to cause infection, it can be difficult to re-establish a healthy level of acidophilus and acidity in the vagina.
2. Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that are favorable for the yeast to multiply. Vaginal yeast infection during pregnancy is extremely common.
3. Once the yeast multiplies too much and you develop symptoms, the yeast can release toxins into your body that interfere with the normal hormonal communications. This could explain the non-ovulatory cycles, although they may be perfectly normal so recently after pregnancy.
4. Once the yeast infections become so frequent (11 in 7 months) it is unlikey that you will be able to heal yourself from it unless you change your diet. It doesn't matter how long it's been since your last antibiotics. Once the yeast gets established, it takes serious dietary changes to heal your body from it.
5. The very most important thing is to AVOID SUGAR and also refined flour (bread, pasta, pizza). These foods feed the yeast and allow it to multiply very rapidly. Dr. Stoll has a good link (from the home page, I think) about how sugar suppresses the immune system, which also makes it harder for the body to recover from the yeast. Make sure the yogurt you eat doesn't contain sugar or you are probably doing more harm than good with it.

In my case, even fruit has too much sugar. Also, for me, all grains (rice, oats, barley) have too much carbohydrate content, and some vegetables (corn and potatoes) also have too much carbohydrate content.

There are dozens of good books out there about diets and supplements to help get rid of yeast. Much of the info here is summarized from "The Yeast Syndrome" by John Parks Trowbridge. Get some books and learn all you can, but don't believe any if they don't emphasize the importance of of sugar-free diet. It is essential.

I have been researching this for years and have much experience with trial and error. I would be happy to communicate with you by email if you want some more information. I don't like to post my email address on web sites, but if you post a reply saying you would like me to send you email, I will.

I do not know about the role a cystocele might play, but if your immune system is working properly and you are not feeding the yeast sugar or refined flour, then you still should not have such recurrent infections (regardless of the cystocele).

Hope this helps, L


Re: Chronic vaginal yeast infections and cystoceles

Posted by Carol on March 12, 1998 at 07:50:42:

In Reply to: Re: Chronic vaginal yeast infections and cystoceles posted by L on March 12, 1998 at 02:13:29:

L,

I, too, have suffered with candida for years. Have you ever tried MSM (methyl sulfonyl methane)? Also, in year research, have you ever come across the "Zone" diet.

Thanks,
Carollynn



Re: Strep throat and antibiotics

Posted by Geri on March 12, 1998 at 10:28:06:

In Reply to: Re: Strep throat and antibiotics posted by Laura on March 11, 1998 at 19:44:36:

Dear Laura,
What did your acupuncturist say you should do? You are right
this could be very damaging and has gone on way too long. If you
decide to take antibiotics as for something that will be less
inhibiting to the yeast. There are some antibiotics you might
be able to take. My doctor grudgingly looked one up for me
when I was first starting on my candida treatment and was
very sick with a bad sore throat and cold. I took it and I
also took lots of probiotics. It set me back a little bit but
I never needed to take any again as my candida became better
and I no longer got colds. Let me know how you do.
Geri



Re: Strep throat and antibiotics

Posted by Laura on March 12, 1998 at 13:42:37:

In Reply to: Re: Strep throat and antibiotics posted by Walt Stoll on March 12, 1998 at 11:33:27:

Thanks walt and Geri,
Walt- I am allergic to penicillin. I do want to avoid antibiotics if at all possible. I mostly want the throat culture to verify to my supervisor at work that I should be resting and not just "toughing it out". I could then justify (to myself also) taking a few sick days. I am not used to being so tired. Used to be I would get undeniably sick and end up missing a week of work. Now I am well enough to work, but I have no energy left over by the time I get home. Maybe I should consider a mental health day?!
I am already taking 7gm esterified vitamin C/day. I had bowel intolerance at 10 gm but will try more again, slowly. I live in Berkeley CA where it has been wet and about 50 degrees. We do not overheat our buildings-70 degrees- and the relative % humidity here at work is 70% today. Home has been pretty moist too. I had to have the walls scrubbed of mold over the Presidents day weekend. I know I am sensitive to molds and alergy to the molds themselves and the removal of them, could have lowered my immunity enough to send me down this road. I know I have alot of work to do to reverse 42 years of bracing.
What is GG Cen? I have never heard of it. The fever seems to have only lasted 1 day. The throat feels better since I started adding grapefruit seed extract to my salt water gargle-snort routine (and since I made the appt for the throat culture;). Nothing like the fear of MDs to jump start the immune system.
Part of my worry was that my grandmother had rheumatic fever (and subsequently died during a difficut childbirth) and I have mitral valve prolapse so I know the genetic weakness exists.
My appt was changed to this afternoon. It will probably be a few more days before I get the results (if my HMO even OKs the culture and the MDs office even calls me with the results). I figure I will be almost totally recovered by the time I find out. Meanwhile I will continue to follow my accupuncturist's advice about gargling, herbs and meditation. I'll let the BB know what happens.


Re: Candida--IS everywhere!

Posted by Geri on March 12, 1998 at 16:19:42:

In Reply to: Re: Candida--IS everywhere! posted by Walt Stoll on March 11, 1998 at 13:29:56:

Dear Walt,
Thank you for your very informative answer. I guess I have
been so busy worrying about the candida living in my body I
forgot to include the outside world. It has only been since I
began to feel better that I started researching and asking
questions everywhere. I want lots and lots of answers and I'
have stacks of books and research. Someday I will defeat this
disease entirely.
Thank you,
Geri


Re: Strep throat and antibiotics

Posted by Laura on March 12, 1998 at 17:55:31:

In Reply to: Re: Strep throat and antibiotics posted by Laura on March 12, 1998 at 13:42:37:

I just returned from the MD's office. They said I would have the results of the culture on Monday. Said if it was positive for strep to fill the perscription for Erythramycin 333mg/tab TID x10 days. Said that the danger of Rheumatic fever is after about 4 weeks, I may have had this for 5 weeks so I would have to take the antibiotic. After I asked about candida she suggested acidophilus and vitamin C to acidify. Nothing new. At least she had some positive suggestions. If I recover completely by Monday (no sore throat, no tiredness) and the results are positive for strep should I still take the antibiotic?


Thrush

Posted by P. Vandebovenkamp on March 12, 1998 at 22:00:23:

I am a 33 year old male who has been diagnosed with thrush. I have no idea how I got this. Any ideas?


Re: other symtoms?

Posted by DARLENE on March 12, 1998 at 22:58:33:

My 8 year old daughter was diagnosed with scabbies. This was hard for me to believe because she and our household are very clean. Nevertheless, we treated with the lotion prescribed by our pediatrician and it disappeared. It reappeared in about 2 weeks time. We treated it a second time. Two weeks later it recurred. I took her back to the doctor. The nurse practicitioner said it looked like exema. It was predominantely on her chest, stomach, back and pelvis area. The doctor said it possibly was some sort of allergic reaction to something in the scabies.

Is it possible for exema to cover that much area. It itched, and appeared in very light colored, tiney bumps.


IgE & IgG4 ?

Posted by Ron D on March 13, 1998 at 04:06:33:

I just got the results on the 96 General Food Panel (IgG4) back from Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratories and I am not quite sure what to make of the IgG4 (delayed?) counts. According to the results I have off-the-charts reactions to ALL dairy. What exactly is the IgG4 all about?

Ron


Red & itchy skin. Sudden attack!

Posted by Knut Fjellheim on March 13, 1998 at 06:26:02:

Hi Walt.

I wonder if you could give me a clue as to what happened to me yesterday?

For a couple of days I have been having slight stomach problems; gas, etc, but nothing major. Yesterday I came home late from work, and made dinner as usual. Afterwards I sat reading, having a little snack, when I suddenly got stomach problems. I experienced diarrhea, and, at the same time, my skin (entire body) and eyes turned bright red and started to itch like mad. I finally dragged myself to bed, but was only able to stay there for a minute before I started to retch. I then had another attack of diarrhea, followed by less stomach pain.

My skin and eyes were still bright red, and itched a lot. I kept scratching myself, but it gave me little relief. After a few minutes of intense scratching, I decided to take a shower to see if that would help, which it did to a small degree. While in the shower I noticed that I had scratched myself so hard that it seemed like I was bleeding beneath the skin. (Those areas covered by thin skin e.g. neck, inside of elbows, bony areas, etc). Also my shoulders were covered by numerous small 'bumps' about 2x2 millimeter in size, perhaps a little bigger.

I then went back to sleep, and fortunately fell asleep immediately. When I woke up this morning my skin was back to its normal color, and almost all the itching is gone. I am very puzzled by what I experienced, and I have never experienced anything like it. What could cause such a sudden and short attack? I wonder if I could have reacted to something I ate? Are there any other plausible explanations?

Thanks
Knut



Re: Chronic vaginal yeast infections and cystoceles

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 13, 1998 at 11:02:09:

In Reply to: Chronic vaginal yeast infections and cystoceles posted by Lucy on March 11, 1998 at 12:12:18:

Dear Lucy,

You are headed in the right direction. The first thing you need is "tincture of knowledge".

Your cystocoel/rectocoel has nothing to do with the "candida-related syndrome" you have. The infection is not just local. Your need to learn what C-RS is. You also need to learn about leaky gut syndrome (LGS) which you had to have BEFORE your pregnancy pushed you over the edge to getting this.

Candida likes an alkaline environment (this is why ACIDophilus bacteria help). The vagina is normally acid or ALL women would have candida growing there.

The things you mentioned, that you are doing, are much too little to have any effect on your condition. Until you learn WHY you are susceptible, I could wave a magic wand & cure you today & you would have the entire problem back next week.

My first suggestion would be to get a copy of my new book & learn why you are susceptible (link below). Then read one of the resources in the back: "The Yeast Connection" by William Crook, MD.

THEN, you will be able to ask your questions from a much more secure database. Feel free to ask them here on this BB so others might benefit from seeing you get well. THIS IS A TOTALLY UNNECESSARY CONDITION--once you understand why you have it.

Walt



Re: Chronic vaginal yeast infections and cystoceles - to Carol

Posted by Lucy on March 13, 1998 at 11:16:15:

In Reply to: Re: Chronic vaginal yeast infections and cystoceles posted by Carol on March 12, 1998 at 07:50:42:

Thank you for your wonderful assistance - you seem to know a great deal about this problem! I would certainly appreciate an e-mail from you - I would like to "pick your brain further", since none of the doctors here seem to know a darn thing about anything!
I look forward to hearing from you. Once again, thanks a lot. You've already cleared up a lot for me!



Re: Reduced Blood Supply

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 13, 1998 at 11:20:25:

In Reply to: Reduced Blood Supply posted by Mary Jackson on March 11, 1998 at 12:26:42:

Dear Mary,

The chart on page 69, of my book, shows you "visual learners" (grin) how the blood supply is redistributed during the fight or flight response. The brain is NOT one of those organs shut out of the circuit. You need your brain to run or fight! The gut is the one that suffers the most.

Next, how have you approached learning the skill of relaxation? Have you used the workbook recommended? If so, you may be one of the rare people who need to do this with biofeedback. That will cost you about $1500, which would be quickly paid back in savings in many areas of your life (not just medical).

Your hair loss probably IS aggravated by blood supply reduction but this is due to scalp muscle tension which is part of the fight or flight we have been talking about.

Your brain fag is due to chemical reactions in the brain chemistry due to the LGS peptides triggering immunological reactions----not a reduction in blood supply. HOWEVER, your bracing of head & neck muscles MAY be reducing the OXYGEN & NUTRIENTS supply to your brain through locking of the natural skull bone pumping movements. 75% of all nutrients to the hypothalamus get there via the cerebrospinal fluid which ONLY moves by this pumping movement.

In your case, it all comes down to stopping the chronic bracing due to the FOF mentioned above.

Do not hesitate to write again. Things have eased up a bit here on the BB.

There ARE many videos out there for learning skilled relaxation. Not as many as there are audio tapes since many people are distracted by visual input while learning this.

Herbs can be of temporary help---especially things like peyote & mushrooms (grin). However, even they will be temporary. Nothing except learning & practicing will do.

Let me know what you HAVE done &, perhaps I will have some specific ideas.

Walt



Re: Pustular Psorasis

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 13, 1998 at 11:29:56:

In Reply to: Pustular Psorasis posted by Rodney Yates on March 11, 1998 at 14:02:54:

Dear Rodney,

Thirty years ago, I used to shudder when one of these cases came to see me. Once I learned what was behind this terrible disease, I began to be glad to see them.

I have yet to see any case of psoriasis that did not also have severe candida-related syndrome. Once the C-RS was dealt with, the psoriasis cleared up.

I do not mean to say that all cases of psoriasis are CAUSED by C-RS. What I AM saying is that they are closely associated & the body can clear up the psoriasis if it does not have to deal with the C-RS any more.

You would better understand this by reading a copy of my new book (link below) and using some of the resources in the back to learn more about how to find a competent professional in your area and to learn more about C-RS.

As she gets well, I hope you will take the time to share your experiences with us here on the BB. Just think how many people are in the midst of despair, as you both are, that you could help with your testimonials!

Walt



Re: Candida--IS everywhere!

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 13, 1998 at 11:48:12:

In Reply to: Re: Candida--IS everywhere! posted by Lee on March 11, 1998 at 23:30:57:

Dear Lee,

The answers to your questions are: yes, yes, yes & yes.

Walt



Re: Candida--IS everywhere!

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 13, 1998 at 11:50:59:

In Reply to: Re: Candida--IS everywhere! posted by Geri on March 12, 1998 at 16:19:42:

Dear Geri,

I want to thank you for the help you are being to others on the BB. Not only does it help me save time but, as you well know: "The best way to learn is to teach."

Walt



Re: Red & itchy skin. Sudden attack!

Posted by Dick Luchor on March 13, 1998 at 14:04:11:

In Reply to: Red & itchy skin. Sudden attack! posted by Knut Fjellheim on March 13, 1998 at 06:26:02:

This sounds exactly like the attack that I had many years ago when I was in the military. The flight surgeon for our squadron said that I was having a major allergic reaction to the seafood buffet that I attended earlier that evening, specifically crustacians. In my case, my eyes were also swollen shut for about 8 hours. He gave me several choices:
1. Stop eating lobster, crab and shrimp. This was not an option for me!
2. He would make up a serum and give me shots periodically.
3. Keep eating the shellfish until I build up an immunity.

I chose option 3., and it worked. It took a couple of years, but gradually the symptom lessened and eventually disappeared. I never had the hives or turned red again after the first attack, but my eyes would swell whenever I ate lobster.


Re: Leaky Gut Syndrome

Posted by evie on March 13, 1998 at 15:19:50:


I have been concerned about my motherinlaws health, she cant seem to stop loosing weight, she is now down to 85 lbs and cant stop loosing. She started out at 140 about a year ago.
My question is what are the symtoms we need to look out

for and is leaky gut hereditary?


Re: Candida

Posted by Judy Sutterfield on March 13, 1998 at 16:30:43:

In Reply to: Candida posted by Ellie on March 09, 1998 at 17:04:33:

I have Candida = large amounts of antibiotics. My main sysptoms are allergies and very stubborn constipation. I have used Nystatin for several months 3 years ago. Last month I took 14 days of Diflucan and have been advised to use it one week out of the month for the next 4 months.
I am using acidophillis. I eat no sugar but use about 1/2 cup of fruit juice for breakfast in cereal each morning. I observe a fairly strict 4-day rotation diet.
So far, nothing has helped much. Do you have suggestions?
Thanks
Judy Sutterfield



Re: Strep throat and antibiotics

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 14, 1998 at 11:29:10:

In Reply to: Re: Strep throat and antibiotics posted by Laura on March 12, 1998 at 13:42:37:

Dear Laura,

ANY modern physician's office can tell you if you have strep within about 5 minutes. Unless the doc is desperate for another fee, s/he will have an aid or a nurse swab your throat and tell you "while you wait" is it is positive. At this stage of diagnosis the doc should never be involved since it does not help with the accuracy of the diagnosis--it just makes it a lot more expensive. This technology has been available for more than 20 years.

If you are allergic to PCN, your next best antibiotic for strep is erythromycin. It is also inexpensive & should be the first choice for strep in those allergic to PCN. Any other antibiotics are not as effective and a lot more expensive. It seems to depend upon which drug salesman happened to be there that week.

Unless your outside temperature is below 40 degrees F, the humidity thing is not important.

Glyceryl Guiacolate (GGCen) is the expectorant in most liquid expectorants. However, you don't need the expensive liquids, what you need is the glyceryl guiacolate itself. About 20 years ago, the pharmaceutical companies decided to try to phase out the pure stuff & focus on the "cough syrups" since a LOT more money could be made that way. Only knowledgable docs (who care about thier patients' pocketbooks) or people who have learned enough to protect themselves from this shamless gouging of the public, know enough to keep the GG Cen on the shelves. The pharmacists know about it but they, too, are making a lot more money selling the liquid than they ever made selling the pure stuff in a capsule.

Without a fever, I would NOT treat a positive culture!

Let us know what happens.

Walt



Re: Thrush

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 14, 1998 at 12:00:43:

In Reply to: Thrush posted by P. Vandebovenkamp on March 12, 1998 at 22:00:23:

Dear P.,

Thrush is an infection by the fungal form of the candida yeast organism. At your age, this is the first sign of LGS and you have more interesting (& bothersome) things coming until you learn WHY you have become susceptible to this.

Read the notes I have printed about this, on this BB, within the past couple of weeks. Use the search feature provided for this BB & read everything you can find about candida, leaky gut and the like.

THEN, if you still have questions, write again.

Waslt



Re: other symtoms?

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 14, 1998 at 12:05:43:

In Reply to: Re: other symtoms? posted by DARLENE on March 12, 1998 at 22:58:33:

Dear Darlene,

Your doc is likely right. HOWEVER, having said that, the most important question is WHY she has become suceptible?

Scabies is just another parasite. It is just outside the body instead of inside. The eczema response says that she has not only LGS (the main thing that makes people susceptible to stuff like this) but candida-related syndrome too.

Clear up the lgs & candida & the eczema will clear up. ALSO, when those basic conditions are dealt with, she will no longer be the juicy one that the scabies selects for dinner. They will go to some other poor kid whose parents do not know this yet.

Walt



Re: Chronic vaginal yeast infections and cystoceles - to Carol

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 14, 1998 at 12:12:15:

In Reply to: Re: Chronic vaginal yeast infections and cystoceles - to Carol posted by Lucy on March 13, 1998 at 11:16:15:

Dear Lucy,

The main reason I have been willing to donate 4-6 hours of my time on the internet is that it is public & others might benefit from our communication. Done privately, by email, no one else will ever see it. There are at least thousands of you out there with this identical problem. There is only one of me.

A number of people have asked me for help that do not want to do it publically. SO, I have created my Health Coaching Service (link on this page) for those people. However, since that time will not serve the public, I charge for THAT service.

Let me know what you want me to do.

Walt



Vitmamin B + mouth ulcers

Posted by Deryk Bramwell on March 14, 1998 at 18:33:21:

Hello Walt,

My doc. recommended that I take more Vit. Bs some time ago, and I duly got a bottle of whatever he suggested, and within 3 days had massive ulceration in the mouth. I stopped the supplement, and my mouth quickly retuned to nornal. I note that I have had a long history of mouth ulcers.
Since 'meeting' you, I have changed my life around a tad, and am taking Borage, etc etc etc - also a general purpose vit. tablet that contains the B complexes - and I again started these ulcers.
As I CAN learn a lesson, I stopped everything about a month ago, and gradually added things back to the mix:
Glucosamine Sulphate
Vit E
Borage oil
Flaxseed oil
Fish oil - EPA
Vit C in gay abandon

and then the multi --- voila.

Whar causes this ? I have ankylosing spondylitis, and take Voltaren ( 75mg at night )
Other interesting symptoms - the skin around my finger nails will often crack into very painful fissures - particularly in cold weather. I deal with it by
a) slathering up with hand cream
b) using a nail file to rub away the rapid growth of calous-type skin at the corners of the nails
c) when a fissure does occur, I plop a dab of vaseline on it, and wrap a small bandaid around the thing for a couple of days.

The pain fom these cracks is almost as bad as when I contracted Orf in my farming days as a lad in the UK,

Any way - what do y'all think?

Thanks as always,

Tot siens, Deryk


Re: IgE & IgG4 ?

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 15, 1998 at 09:16:54:

In Reply to: IgE & IgG4 ? posted by Ron D on March 13, 1998 at 04:06:33:

Dear Ron,

The physician who ordered the test is the one you need to ask this question of. These tests were developed after I left active practice and I am not the best one to try to explain them to you. Besides, these results have to be interpreted in light of the individual's total metabolism & symptom complex. Only the professional on the spot can do that.

From what little I do know, you would learn a lot by TOTALLY eliminating any TRACE of dairy products from your diet for about a month.

Remember, the odds are at least 95% that LGS is the cause of your dairy sensitivity. If you finally give up dairy, you will just eat something else more often to make up for the difference. The LGS will then likely cause you to become sensitive to the next most common thing you eat.
EVENTUALLY, you will just get sensitive to more & more things till you are living on baked platypus (Since that is all you are eating, you will eventually get sensitive to even that.). The solution to this, in the long run, is to deal with the causes of the lgs so your sensitivities will finally disappear.

Walt



Re: Red & itchy skin. Sudden attack!

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 15, 1998 at 09:24:12:

In Reply to: Red & itchy skin. Sudden attack! posted by Knut Fjellheim on March 13, 1998 at 06:26:02:

Dear Knut,

Certainly, this is an allergic reaction. Because of the associated gastrointestinal symptoms (and the timing) this is most likely something you ate.

The problem is: whatever this was, the next time you eat it the reaction will likely be more severe.

it is imperitive that you carefully list every food, spice and ingredient in that meal & avoid them like the plague until you can see a Clinical Ecologist about this. Once the cause has been narowed down to one (or two) causes--it could be a combination that only causes a problem when eaten together--you can go back to eating the rest till you deal with the LGS that has to be present to do something like this.

Literally, you life is at stake here! The next more serious reaction could easily be anaphylactic shock which, without immediate professional intervention, is frequently fatal.

Let us know what happens.

Walt



Re: Leaky Gut Syndrome

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 15, 1998 at 10:27:08:

In Reply to: Re: Leaky Gut Syndrome posted by evie on March 13, 1998 at 15:19:50:

Dear Evie,

ALL chronic conditions have a genetic proponent. The idea is to do those things that avoid the problem once one knows about their genetic propensity.

How old is your mother-in-law? Her history is that of terminal LGS. Since the physicians presently seeing her apparently know nothing about the condition. Her presently inadequate advice will lead her right to death.

I would have her get copies of ALL of her medical records (everyone should have copies in their files at home anyhow) and see a good Naturopath in her area. Call (206) 298-0126 for the closest ones to you. Tell them this is urgent. Most Chiropractors also have this training. Even a good Chinese Medicine practitioner would know-----as a matter of fact, nearly any healing profession EXCEPT MDs.

She needs an intensive program of the 4-Rs (see website at www.fxmed.org) along with the intelligent application of easy to absorb essential nutrients combined with a broad spectrum of digestive enzymes. All this, BEFORE she is so weak that she falls prey to some infectious disease that kills her.

Once the above is going, you might look into one of the bodybuilding, weight gaining drinks would be worth while considering--ask her naturopath.

Let us know how she does. From what you are saying, this has to be turned around right away or it will be too late.

Walt



Re: Candida

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 15, 1998 at 10:30:13:

In Reply to: Re: Candida posted by Judy Sutterfield on March 13, 1998 at 16:30:43:

Dear Judy,

You need to learn WHY you are susceptible or treating the candida directly will continue to do what it has done in the past--not much.

You need to read a copy of my book (link below). THEN, when you have questions, write again.

In the meantime, use the search feature for this BB & read everything you can find about LGS (leaky gut syndrome).

Walt

Walt



Re: Red & itchy skin. Sudden attack!

Posted by Knut Fjellheim on March 15, 1998 at 15:28:02:

In Reply to: Re: Red & itchy skin. Sudden attack! posted by Walt Stoll on March 15, 1998 at 09:24:12:

Hi Walt.

I hear you!

I have previous 'tricked' my doctor to do some basic allergy testing (by means of blood sample), but they all reported negative. What factors should I be aware of when they run tests?

Thanks!
Knut



Re: Red & itchy skin. Sudden attack!

Posted by Knut Fjellheim on March 16, 1998 at 07:36:30:

In Reply to: Re: Red & itchy skin. Sudden attack! posted by Dick Luchor on March 13, 1998 at 14:04:11:

Is it really possible to build up an immunity?

I searched a bit on the Internet for info about Anaphylaxis (as Walt Stoll mentioned), and found this:

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~aair/anaphylaxis.htm
"The word anaphylaxis was coined scientists tried to protect dogs against a toxin by immunising them with small doses. Instead of being protected, the dogs died when they were given a second dose. The word used for protection by immunisation was prophylaxis, so the scientists coined the word 'anaphylaxis' to mean the opposite of protection. What the scientists saw in the dogs helped them to understand that exactly the same can happen in us humans. This research helped us to understand asthma and other allergies too, because the same processes happen in them."

Sounds pretty scary to me...

I think I know what type of food caused my attack, and I'm never going to eat it again!



Re: Red & itchy skin. Sudden attack!

Posted by Knut Fjellheim on March 16, 1998 at 08:25:32:

In Reply to: Re: Red & itchy skin. Sudden attack! posted by Walt Stoll on March 15, 1998 at 09:24:12:

Hi.

I just spoke to my doctor's assistant (who in turn spoke to my doctor). They agree that it is likely an allergic reaction, but that there is little they can do about it. They told me to buy a allergy tablet called "Claritynn", and that I could discuss it with my doc when I see him in 2-3 weeks.

Questions:

1) You used the term "Clinical Ecologist". This term does not exist in Norway. Could you briefly explain that (s)he does?

2) I was able to get a basic allery test (blood sample) done a year ago, but it reported negative. How (in?)significant is this?

3) You say that there is a chance I may experience an anaphylaxis in the future. From the WEB page
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~aair/anaphylaxis.htm#SEC3
"But as tablets they take about an hour to get into the bloodstream properly, and this is far too slow to save lives in serious reactions."
Would "Claritynn" be helpfull at all? (She explain to me that it is used for hay fever)

4) I'm looking for local 'alternative' medical care. Who is best able to help me cure LGS? Naturopaths? Homeopaths? Biopaths? (Is this norwegian only?) Other? Or is the individual's skill and knowledge a more significant factor?

5) I found a local biopath who claims that she can cure candida. I spoke to her and she says that she has not heard about LGS, but thought is may be the same as Candida. She also say that there is no way to detect Candida, but that her interviews usually is enough. (I thought there was objective ways to detect Candida..) Does she sound credible to you?

6) There is a local "Alternative Clinic" that does allergy testing. Well, did in any case. It's closed down now, which is not a good sign. The owner would still be willing to test me. She says she has a 'machine' that can test 90 different types of allergies. Does this sound credible to you?

Gee.. So many questions, but I'll draw the line here.

Thanks a million!
Knut


Re: Candida

Posted by Geri on March 16, 1998 at 10:08:59:

In Reply to: Candida posted by Ellie on March 09, 1998 at 17:04:33:

Dear Judy,
If you are interested there is a website that has a bulletin
board just for candida sufferers. It is called the Candida
Forum
http://www.raincity.com/cgi/WebBBS/bbs-forum.cgi?forum=candida
This will give you firsthand information from the people who
are trying to combat this disease generally on their own, with
very little help from the medical profession. You can ask as
many questions as you want and usually someone will give some
suggestions.
Geri


Re: Vitmamin B + mouth ulcers

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 16, 1998 at 10:55:13:

In Reply to: Vitmamin B + mouth ulcers posted by Deryk Bramwell on March 14, 1998 at 18:33:21:

Dear Deryk,

Since the vitamins & minerals are essential to life, if THEY were causing what you experience, you would have died long ago. This is like saying that one is allergic to oxygen or pure water.

Certainly people can react to pollutants in water &/or air. So, too, do people frequently reach to "pollutants" in multivitamins. Knowledgable manufacturers keep these common additives & sources out and do not cause these problems. The average multivitamin has more than 35 things in it BESIDES what is on the lable. What you are experiencing is undoubtedly from those.

Your mouth ulcers are one of the most common indications of LGS. People with LGS have a lot more reactions to these binders, coloring agents, preservatives, etc. than do people with a healthy functioning GI lining.

Is this making sense to you?

I use Metagenics for MY multi because it is one of the few companies I know of that care enough to make a pure product. I admit that I have not looked for the past 10 years since I already have one I trust. However, there are a number of others now on the market, Usana, etc., that you should consider.

Have you read the postings by Robert McFerran on this BB? With ankylosing spondylitis, you should. Use the search feature & look in the archives as well.

Let me know if you have more questions.

Walt



Re: Antibiotics - Thrush - any alternatives ...............

Posted by Johnelle Donnell on March 16, 1998 at 14:13:23:

In Reply to: Re: Antibiotics - Thrush - any alternatives ............... posted by Tanya Brown on March 04, 1998 at 16:23:34:

I had thrush as a newborn, was on antibiotics for several years (tetracycline) as a teen, have had a slight rash around my nostrils for 3-4 yrs, have been recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Question: Is there any connection between all of these? Dermatologist just can't get rid of the rash with any meds. Do you have suggestions? I'm doing an herbal cleanse for possible candida and parasites. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Re: Vitmamin B + mouth ulcers/sponylitis

Posted by Gerry on March 16, 1998 at 15:40:58:

In Reply to: Re: Vitmamin B + mouth ulcers posted by Walt Stoll on March 16, 1998 at 10:55:13:

I'v been susceptible to mouth sores (ulcers?) for years. Sometimes they seem to be triggered by dental work. Recently I've been on the "arthritis cure" supplements and maybe the ulcers have gotten worse - I'm not sure.

What is ankylosing spondylitis? I've seen the term in several spinal messages, but never seen a definition. I have L4-S1 DDD and wondering if this term applies to it. Thanks.

Any idea where a boron supplement, 1 - 3 mg, is available?


Allergic Rash

Posted by Lisa on March 17, 1998 at 19:45:11:

I hope I understand that this site is a question/help site. I am a novice at the Internet. I am in the Alaskan bush, please help. I started taking Metamucil, once daily about three weeks ago. Grrreat response. We do not get fresh vegies or fruit that are that edible here. About a week later a rash appeared on my legs. One full week of around the clock itching has followed the rash all over my legs, lower abdomen, in my crotch..it will seem to go away in one small area and break out in another. It is similar to the itchy rash I get from sulfa drugs which is the only thing I have ever been allergic to. I take no other medication. My house is clean (as far as I can see). I have not changed any cosmetics, other foods, soaps that I can think of. If this rash is caused from Metamucil, (the jar says possible allergic reactions) how long will the rash persist? I quit taking the dose 4 days ago and the rash has not improved. How do I treat this up in the boonies?


Re: Red & itchy skin. Sudden attack!

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 18, 1998 at 10:20:06:

In Reply to: Re: Red & itchy skin. Sudden attack! posted by Knut Fjellheim on March 16, 1998 at 07:36:30:

Dear Knut,

AIDS research has done all of us a favor. There is now world-wide exploding knowledge about what any individual can do to improve their immune system.

Many of these concepts are the ones we have been discussing right here on this BB for the past years.

If just avoiding that food would solve your problem, I wouldn't be writing this note. The fact is that, if you do not learn why this sensitivity could happen to you--and do something about THAT-- you will just become sensitive to something else in the future (with similar--or worse) consequences. This "happening" is your bodymind's way of sending you a message. If you do not "get it" it will just have to shout louder.

Walt



Re: Antibiotics - Thrush - any alternatives ...............

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 18, 1998 at 12:06:16:

In Reply to: Re: Antibiotics - Thrush - any alternatives ............... posted by Johnelle Donnell on March 16, 1998 at 14:13:23:

Dear Johnelle,

Your book is on the way. It is a good first step towards what you are asking. Once you have a chance to digest it, write again with any questions.

Walt



Re: Vitmamin B + mouth ulcers/sponylitis

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 18, 1998 at 12:17:55:

In Reply to: Re: Vitmamin B + mouth ulcers/sponylitis posted by Gerry on March 16, 1998 at 15:40:58:

Dear Gerry,

Your healthfood store owner should be able to answer your question about the boron. It is usually combined with hydroxyapatite or other bone building supplements since it is a catalyst for building bone martrix.

Your best bet for the definition of ankylosing spondylitis would be to go to the library. Ask the reference librarian to help you find pictures of this condition. I would be VERY hard put to explain it till I had a picture in hand. It is a degerative condition of the facets in the joints of the vertebrae. It eventually ends up with the effected part of the spine becoming totally fused. THEN, symptoms frequently cease since no movement is possible. However, the calcium deposition due to the years of inflammation can encroach on nerves which causes functional or painful deficits rather than the pain which characterizes the early history of this condition.

Walt





Re: Allergic Rash

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 19, 1998 at 13:08:25:

In Reply to: Allergic Rash posted by Lisa on March 17, 1998 at 19:45:11:

Dear Lisa,

Usually, these reactions (rare) are due to the additives & not the psyllium seed that is the active ingredient. HOWEVER, allergic reactions to psyllium DO happen (even more rarely). I have never seen a psyllium reaction that was not caused by LGS and few of the other additive reactions that were not due to it too.

Having said that, MOST people with chronic constipation have LGS.

You could try pure ground psyllium seed but might have trouble finding a product (health food store) that is ground finely enough to make it as pleasant to take as the metamucil. That is the quickest & cheapest way to see if your allergy is due to the additives or the psyllium.

Finally, if you do not take any more of what you are allergic to, your rash will disappear in a month after stopping the allergen----unless you scratch it a lot. One can cause an itchy rash JUST by scratching.

There are those who say that putting oatmeal through a blender (to make a powder) and using it in a hot bath will help rashes like this.

Antihistamines, especially those like Benadryl that cause sedation, usually help but do not shorten the history. Also, cortisone, taken orally can help and is not risky unless you take it more than 2 weeks.

Finally, the Metamucil worked by boosting your fiber a lot. Anything you can do to accomplish that without the Metamucil will help as much.

Let us know how you do.

Walt



What is cause of white coated tongue?

Posted by Pamela on March 20, 1998 at 22:11:00:

Dear Dr. Stoll,

LOVE this site.

Around 2 years ago I had this 'strange' stomach ailment
that my MD could not diagnose. He said it was just
a stomach flu.

It lasted for MONTHS. I could not hold food or even water
for a few weeks. I lost lots of weight and it took months
to recuperate. My stomach gradually improved and I could
eat more normally.

During that time, my tongue had a thick white coating and
the surface of my tongue was so rough it looked like white
fur. I foamed at the mouth for a long time. I had this
continual saliva I had to spit out. It was horrible.

I still have this coating and rough texture to my tongue
but not nearly as bad.
Sometimes it is sore. The coating is not as bad but it
gets better and then worse.

I have talked to doctors about it and they say it is
normal. Well, it is not for me and it makes swallowing
difficult because food sticks to the surface of my tongue.

Have you ever heard of this? Is there any cure?
I have stopped eating preservatives and food additives
and this has helped. My sinuses cleared up. :)

I eat yougurt and drank some acidiopholous milk but
it still is there.

Hope you can help and thanks for the website!

gratefully,
pamela


Re: What is cause of white coated tongue?

Posted by Gary Burnett on March 20, 1998 at 23:12:45:

In Reply to: What is cause of white coated tongue? posted by Pamela on March 20, 1998 at 22:11:00:

Could you please answer this question for me also.
Thanks,

Gary



Re: headaches - Metamucil - Leaky Gut?

Posted by Carl on March 21, 1998 at 12:04:12:

I was suffering headaches relentlessly every day and I
got a wisdom tooth pulled (at 42)and have experienced
immediate and total relief!

Also, everyday I get my blender and mix an apple, blueberries, strawberries (frozen), a banana, and
a spoonful of metamucil. I feel years younger!!!!!!!



Re: Candida--IS everywhere!

Posted by Danita Malo on March 21, 1998 at 18:59:32:

Hi! out there in cyberworld, was cruising along when I came across the word "candida" was unable to find the proper link with an explaination of just what candida is, of course in plain langauage. I have been diagnosed with rosacea and am constantly looking for any breakthroughs in medicine, to see if some miracle doctor has found the cause and cure of rosacea. I am always so sad when there is no NEW news. I had come across a site one night about a lady who has managed her rosacea with a combination of evening primrose oil and findit images readme sortem titles if you are out there and can give me some advice please help!! I have tried to read anything on rosacea that comes along. I have changed my diet as much as possible, but my lifestyle is still very stressful and I am a workaholic, the one thing I never do is drink alcohol, but the rosacea is spreading and the hot flushed face is becoming almost a normal everyday occurance. If anyone outhere has any advise or tips please help!!
Thank you in advance for any help and I will do the same for some of the folks in my town who have rosacea.


Re: What is cause of white coated tongue?

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 22, 1998 at 10:53:27:

In Reply to: What is cause of white coated tongue? posted by Pamela on March 20, 1998 at 22:11:00:

Dear Pam & Gary,

Thanks, Pam for the pat on the back.

These symptoms are classical early signs for progressive Leaky Gut Syndrome. You might use the search feature & read everything you can find about LGS.

THEN, if you still have questions, write again.

Isn't it interesting how docs blame the patient when they have no clue what is going on?

Walt



Re: Candida--Is it everywhere?????

Posted by Nichole on March 22, 1998 at 17:17:16:

In Reply to: Candida--Is it everywhere????? posted by Geri on March 09, 1998 at 09:59:32:

Are there any sources of daily menus or recipees for people who now have restricted diets due to candita. I would appreciate anyone giving me a source on this. Thankyou and could really use your help.


Re: Reduced Blood Supply

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 23, 1998 at 11:25:29:

In Reply to: Re: Reduced Blood Supply posted by Mary Jackson on March 21, 1998 at 08:46:25:

Dear Mary,

I THOUGHT SO!

Usually the most important thing for anyone to do to get well is the LAST thing they get around to doing. Even if you GOT your skull bones moving again, they would just freeze up again with your "bracing". The main thing that causes lgs is also this bracing. Call The Cranial Academy, (317) 594-0411 for information about skull bone movements. Please share what you learn with the rest of the BB participants. I find it hard to explain without being able to show pictures of the head & spine.

There is NO MAGIC to vipassana meditation. It is just one of the things that works for a large % of people to reach the relaxation response I have been discussing here on the internet for years. NOTHING works for everyone, that is why one must always check the effectiveness of whatever is being practiced with biofeedback.

The problem with ANY "program" like the prisons one you mentioned is that the instructor teaches what s/he knows and lets those for which it does not work just fall by the wayside.

This is why I always tell people what I do about skilled relaxation. 100% of people can achieve these results IF they will not try to force one way to work for them.

Get the workbook and finally get this most importanrt cause of your problems behind you.

Walt



Re: Candida--IS everywhere!

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 23, 1998 at 12:40:41:

In Reply to: Re: Candida--IS everywhere! posted by Danita Malo on March 21, 1998 at 18:59:32:

Dear Danita,

I can remember, before I learned the causes of rosacea, dreading seeing a rosacea patient come in my office. HOWEVER, for the past 20+ years I have delighted in seeing them since they are ALL resolvable.
Your are right in the suspicion that candida-related syndrome has something to do with this. I do not believe that C-RS os the only cause. However, all with rosacea HAVE C-RS & when the C-RS is dealt with, the rosacea goes away.

I think the additional causes are the same ones that cause leaky gut syndrome (without which it is impossible to GET C-RS).

ANYHOW, your first job is to learn about the susceptibility factors for C-RS. Unless you do something about why you have become susceptible, as soon as you stop treating the C-RS, it will come back.

Toward that end I would first recommend you read a copy of my book (link below) and THEN, if that is making sense to you, read one of the books resourced in the back of that book: "Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer" by Dr Pelletier.

None of the books about C-RS, that I know of, go into the susceptibility factors. However, if you want to understand C-RS more, there are plenty at your library, concentrate on works by Dr Crook & Dr Trowbridge. I have not even discussed this in MY book (except in resources) since I knew there were many good books out there about C-RS & I was trying to keep my book very simple.

THEN, if you still have questions, write again.

As you get well I hope you will not only help others in your community but realize that, by being on the internet, you now have a community of the WORLD. By sharing your experiences, as you get well, right here on this BB, you will help MANY others with this vexing condition.

Walt



PRIMARY BILIARY CIRRHOSIS

Posted by Barb on March 23, 1998 at 16:56:08:

I know two gals with this PBC. I also know about Systemic Candidiasis and believe them both to have this problem. Of course, no "regular" doctor knows about it. Would not treating these patients for Candidiasis help their circumstance??
One was on antibiotics for years for acne. Her favorite food is ice cream. The other was on hormone treatment because she couldn't conceive. She is a sugar lover and eats raw yeast dough (she also loves raw liver) :P.
Because one of the toxins released by yeast is alcohol, it seems that treating folks with any kind of cirrhosis with an anti yeast treatment would be a logical thing to do. ?????
No doctor they have ever seen knows about Candida problems, and they both think I am nuts. :) Am I???
Barb


Re: Candida--Is it everywhere?????

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 24, 1998 at 11:44:25:

In Reply to: Re: Candida--Is it everywhere????? posted by Nichole on March 22, 1998 at 17:17:16:

Dear Nichole,

It does NO good to try to avoid foods with candida (or other kinds of yeasts) in them.

The only thing that has been quickly effective (and permanently curative) in my experience has been to do something about WHY one is susceptible and do something about that while dealing with the C-RS.

Diet DOES have something to do with that but I have not seen a diet that works in less than a year or so except the TOTAL elimination of refined carbohydrates which works within about 3 months. ANYONE considering eliminating this condition in a reasonable length of time should not even attempt it without a copy of Beth Loiselle, RD's book "The Healing Power of Whole Foods" that is generously referenced in my book & this BB. Call (800) 870-5378 for information & ordering.

THEN, if you want to get rid of your susceptibility, so the problem will not come back as soon as you stop treatment, you need a copy of MY book (link below).

As you get well , I hope you will take the time to share your experiences with the BB participants.

Walt



candida

Posted by Kenzi on March 25, 1998 at 00:10:00:

Dr. Stoll,
I just found out today from my iridologist that I have candida. She did mention LGS and I am taking herbs to help this but is this something so hard to get rid of I'm stuck for life?? I have read some of your RE's and I am a bit confused. Is this something that can be sexually passed? I have heard that but that wouldn't make sense if you can only get it if you have LGS. And how about the old antibiotic line of killing the good bacteria so yeast infections happen. Please help I am a little confused. Should my fiancee be treated for this too, after all, if I get rid of it I don't want him giving it right back to me. Please tell me this isn't a life sentence....! Thank you!


Re: candida

Posted by Geri on March 25, 1998 at 10:12:44:

In Reply to: candida posted by Kenzi on March 25, 1998 at 00:10:00:

Dear Kenzi,
As a sufferer of Candida I can tell you that it is very hard
to get rid of. I talk to many many people on the internet
about this subject every week. It is extremely hard to kill
off. I got this disease in the 1960's because my doctor
prescribed 6 penicillin pills a day and she had me on them
for about 5 years. You can guess what that did to my body. I
spent all the rest of the years since then running from doctor
to doctor trying to find out what was wrong with me and many
times the doctors gave me more antibiotics so I got sicker and
sicker. About three years ago I was barely able to walk and
I decided I had enough of the medical profession so I went to
an acupuncturist. She diagnosed candida. She has successfully
treated many people. She says you can get well, but it takes
a long time. You have to follow the diet strictly, rotate
antifungals and immune system builders and take vitamins and
minerals. Since I was diagnosed I have been researching this
disease and trying to help others by passing on what I have
learned. I have finally realized as I read more and more that
we have only touched the surface of this disease and we will
never find all of the answers until it is accepted by the
medical profession.

There are varying opinions as to whether you can transmit
candida sexually. I would be interested in hearing what Walt
has to say about this.
Good luck and if you need any information I wil be glad to
share.
Geri


Re: PRIMARY BILIARY CIRRHOSIS

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 25, 1998 at 10:52:36:

In Reply to: PRIMARY BILIARY CIRRHOSIS posted by Barb on March 23, 1998 at 16:56:08:

Dear Barb,

It is their "doctors" who are "nuts" and your friends are being lulled into intentional ignorance by the old adage (invented by the AMA): "If you can't trust your doctor, who CAN you trust?"

It wouldn't be such a crime if the conventional docs had a solution to this problem--but they don't. They are reduced to the ultimate absurdity of having to say: " We have nothing to help you but we KNOW that the problem cannot be caused by something we know nothing about."

It is only by your friends deciding that they are tired of dedicating their lives to supporting the lifestyles of their ignorant docs that they will be ready to start learning how to get well.

Unfortunately, nothing either YOU or I can do will get them to that point AND, until they do, anything we do will be a waste of our time and effort.

If you want to help them move in that direction, see if they are willing to read my book (link below). Since what they will need to do will take a LOT more effort than reading this 200 page book, if they are not even willing to put out THAT much effort, forget about them doing what will be needed to get well. Just love them as they are till they are gone. The book was written in the way it was because many people just need to BEGIN to see that there is another way of looking at problems like this. Once their eyes are opened, NO ONE will be able to stop them learning what they need to know.

Let me know if I can help more WHEN they are ready.

Walt
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"leaky gut"/allergies

Posted by mattb on March 25, 1998 at 17:38:52:

Over a span of about 10 years, I developed severe allergies to about everything. I read of a similar case which was improved by taking NAG. Upon taking this supplement, my condition improved markedly. Any advice?


Re: "leaky gut"/allergies

Posted by Peter Wray on March 26, 1998 at 09:32:45:

In Reply to: "leaky gut"/allergies posted by mattb on March 25, 1998 at 17:38:52:

Matt,
Can you tell me what NAG is?

If you are interested in Leaky Gut you should read waht Dr. Stoll has written (his book and the article on this site) and you can also get some interesting articles from my home page (see link below) on Leaky Gut and Food Allergies. I've tried to collect this information because my wife is trying to deal with leaky gut and the consequent food allergies.

You can also do a search on this site for Leak Gut, Allergies and LGS (Leaky Gut Syndrome).

Hope this helps.

Peter



leaky gut

Posted by Ann Thompson on March 26, 1998 at 14:03:29:

Dear Dr. Stoll,

I am 27 years old and have been living with a whole slew of problems most of my life. My health turned for the worst in 1986 after I had dental amalgam fillings placed in my mouth.

I've had an intestinal permeability test performed by Great Smokies Lab. The test confirmed leaky gut. However, I've never been correctly educated as to the best way to start healing my gut. I'm not exactly sure of the diet I should follow nor the correct supplements and dosages to take to help heal the integrity of the intestinal lining.

Can you offer any suggestions? I know that I will never be able to see much improvement in my health if I don't heal my leaky gut. I'm tired of this viscious cycle.

Thanking you in adavnce.

Sincerely,

Ann Thompson


Re: candida

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 27, 1998 at 09:52:53:

In Reply to: candida posted by Kenzi on March 25, 1998 at 00:10:00:

Dear Kenzi & Geri,

In MY professional experience, it it NOT hard to eliminate this condition. However, it is nearly impossible to eliminate if one only attacks the candida.

That is why I have been urging peop[le with this condition to NOT start by learning how to treat the candida. Until they understand why they became susceptible to their condition, and doing something about THAT, the problem will just come back as soon as one stops treating it.

The candida IS everywhere. Sexual contact is no more likely to transmit it than being in a room with other people or, for that matter, sittinig at home reading a book. There is candida all over the book (as well as in the air the reader is breathing), why does not everyone get candida that handles that book (or breathes)?????

Anyone thinking that this is hard to treat, & difficult to eliminate, does not understand the susceptibility factors and their options for changing THEM.

One of the reasons I wrote my book was to provide an introduction to the other way of thinking that is necessary to get a handle on this.

You know, we MDs have been taught to make a diagnosis on the basis of something causing a certain condition. We are not taught anything about why that person might have become susceptible to that "something". Since all kinds of parasites and disease causing organisms are present in every part of our environment, only our natural, God given, resistance keeps us from having everything all the time.

AIDS research has opened the door to knowing much of what can be done by the individual to improve that God given immunity and THAT is one of the major ways that we have to prevent recurrence of stuff like candida.

Once you both have read my book, come back here to the BB & let's have a public discussion about this.

Walt



candida

Posted by martha on March 27, 1998 at 11:54:33:

I have looked at Dr. Shelton's page but I do
not have a clear picture of the
effectiveness of homeopathic treatment
of candidiasis. Is paramycocidin a
homeopathic substance? Is it necessary
to stop taking nystatin? How strict are
the dietary requirements. I hope Dr.
Shelton will respond to this. Thanks,
Martha


Re: leaky gut

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 28, 1998 at 08:09:19:

In Reply to: leaky gut posted by Ann Thompson on March 26, 1998 at 14:03:29:

Dear Ann,

This process is expalined in my book (link below).

Also, you could get useful advice by going to the websites at www,healthcomm.com & www.fxmed.org

However, without discharging the hypothalamic causes for all LGS, the problem will require constant effort on your part to prop up the gut for the rest of your life.

Your fillings probably only pushed you over the edge. However, it would be prudent for you to have them replaced with a non-toxic substance (if you have not already done so).

As you finally get in control of your health, please share your experiences with the BB. Others deserve to know that they do not have to live lives of "quiet desperation".

Walt



Re: candida

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 28, 1998 at 12:44:16:

In Reply to: candida posted by martha on March 27, 1998 at 11:54:33:

Dear Martha,

In MY experience, I have not seen good permanent results with homeopathy (alone) for candida. ANY good homeopath teaches the individual about the life-style changes necessary to prevent recurrence at the same time s/he offers the "remedy". Those life-style changes are what I have been harping about here on the BB for the past 6 years.

Walt



Re: Echinecea with auto-immune disease

Posted by Brenda Erickson on March 30, 1998 at 03:00:12:

Can the auto-immune and immune dificiency be at all be related as I was told I have Crohns disease ? I'm very sick right know and Seeing a doctor in Madison for a second oppinion becauise the Doctors here have runnout of anwer's


Thank You'
Brenda Erickson


Tingling and Mental Fog/Confussion

Posted by Peter Wray on March 30, 1998 at 23:34:03:

Dear Walt,
In my never ending battle (so far) to improve Linda's health, I am writing to you once again. She started getting strang sensations in her arms and hands (primarily left hand and fore arm). She describes it as tingling and feels like she will loose control of it. From what I can tell, she has normal strength. This began at about the same time as she began to have some episodes of dizziness. Her depression is back full force too. Her ANA has increased to 1:640 (from 1:160 a year ago). She seems to have constant swollen lymphnodes too.

The abdominal pain that had been diagnosed as an ovarian cyst resolved when she went on birth control pills for a month.

Is it possible that these are all related to CRS?

She is convinced that she has MS.

With Hopes of Encouragement

Peter


1998: Jan Feb Mar

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