Leaky Gut Syndrome historical posts April 1998

Re: Asacol

Posted by Elliot on April 01, 1998 at 17:19:49:

been diagnosed with ulcerative proctitus 3 years ago or more
been was treated with with Rowas supp and enamas for 6 months the new GI put me on rowas supp. and 8 asacol a day
in aug finally in sep 97 it calmed down until dec 97
they say prednisone is the last resort but just reading
all the side effects i would say prednisone is no resort
I will keep trying asacol
good luck
elliot



Mouth Ulcers revisited

Posted by Deryk Bramwell on April 02, 1998 at 12:10:09:

Hi Walt,

After your message about the fillers in supplements, and my experiment in titrating the supplements I was taking, I eventually got back to the Multi Vit. tablets.
I have been buying stuff from Vitamin World - an outfit that makes strong statements about the lack of additives in the other products it sells - no soy, wheat etc. - and have tried their multi.vit tablet. So far, so good, so thanks for the data.
Ta'ra,
Deryk


Re: PRIMARY BILIARY CIRRHOSIS

Posted by Barb on April 02, 1998 at 17:38:03:

I ordered your book. I have been meaning to for a looooong time. I ordered several copies, in fact. I will be pleased to pass them out.
Back to PBC...Is there any treatment that can delay the progression? A cure?
The gal that eats the yeast dough and raw meat, also has Rheumatiod Arthritis. Traditional doctors are talking hip replacement and knee replacement. She is beginning to have problems with pain control because of the liver problems.
I saw a doctor on the ABC morning show talking about strange diseases caused by bakers yeast. Both in the bakers, and their families who breathed the yeast on the bakers clothing.. I was also wondering about yeast as a suppliment. Would/could that also cause health problems.
Thanks for all the excellent advice!!!
Barb



Re: Mouth Ulcers revisited

Posted by rob b on April 02, 1998 at 23:40:38:

In Reply to: Mouth Ulcers revisited posted by Deryk Bramwell on April 02, 1998 at 12:10:09:

Deryk,
YOu would be better off still by taking Capsules instead of Tablets. Go for Twinlab, Universal. Even better yet, do what dedicated athletes do. Take each vitamin and mineral separately.
Many pharmacists, nutritionists and bodybuilders feel that it is impossible to fit all that all that is claimed to be in a multivitamin. Take a look at the Twinlab line. It is ludicrous to think that all that can be fit into one small
tablet!!!!!




Re: Asacol

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 03, 1998 at 13:41:50:

In Reply to: Re: Asacol posted by Elliot on April 01, 1998 at 17:19:49:

Dear Elliot,

Your diagnosis is a precurser to Ulcerative Colitis and is a far advanced form of the leaky gut syndrome we have been discussing here on the BB for more than 6 years. All you have had recommended so far are ways to cover up the symptoms until something more serious comes up. Of course, the way our conventional medical monopoly is set up, the sicker you are the more money we will make. Think about it.

Most people get distinctly uncomfortable thinking about stuff like this since we MDs have had about 100 years to brainwash the public into believing: "If you can't trust your doctor, who can you trust?"

There are safe & inexpensive options that are much more effective than what you have had offered so far.

When you are ready to look beyond the trees to "seeing the forest", you will have to go beyond your present docs.
I would suggest you start by reading my book (link on this page) as an introduction of how this works AND what you can do about it. THEN, if that makes sense to you, read one of the references in the back of that book: "Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer" by Dr Pelletier.

The causes of this, spastic colon, irritable bowel, Crohn's, etc are ALL caused by the same factors. It is the genetic susceptibility of the individual that determines which of these s/he will experience.

Once you are begiinning to get that way of thinking under your belt, write again with any questions you may have. Others deserve to know how they are being shortchanged by THEIR docs.

Walt


Re: PRIMARY BILIARY CIRRHOSIS

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 04, 1998 at 07:55:41:

In Reply to: Re: PRIMARY BILIARY CIRRHOSIS posted by Barb on April 02, 1998 at 17:38:03:

Dear Barb,

I hope you will share your impressions of the book with the BB. It was written as a beginning tool to get people thinking in a different way & then giving them the resources for learning about their own problems in greater depth. The short chapters are to give people with these problems an easy way to find out that even this simple stuff works better than what I have been given for years: "Why didn't MY doctor tell me that?" People who only read the chapter covering their immediate problem will miss the entire point of the book.

For PBC, you will eventually need to see a KNOWLEDGABLE professional in your area who can tailor your progress exactly to YOUR condition. Things like alpha lipoic acid would help the cells you have left function much better while your exact program is worked out. Just a serious wellness program would get what you have left functioning much more efficiently. Remember, the liver is one of the organs MOST capable of regenerating itself IF the causes of the original damage are dealt with (OR the ideal milieu is created for the liver to regenerate itself). Otherwise, the same factors will also destroy the new tissue even faster than the old.

The word "primary" in PBC means that "we don't know what causes it". The crime is that if the cause is unknowable, we need to promote the healing of the damages until the causes CAN be discovered. Many of the causes ARE known but are insignificant to those of us without the genetic susceptibility that makes the patient with PBC such a problem.

By the way the medical monopoly, as it is practiced in this country, is NOT traditional medicine, it is conventional medicine.

In this day & age, anyone who eats "raw meat" and has a diagnosis of RA, should be sure that she has been checked for parasites (including trichinosis). Most autoimmune muscle and joint problems are caused by (or seriously aggravated by) undiagnosed parasitosis. Since regular laboratories only finds one in fifty of the parasites actually present (according to the CDC) she would have to find a knowledgable physician in her area who would not only know the best labs in the country (even they only find one in five actually present but repeated tests eventually find enough of them to recreate wellness) but how to interpret the results and know what to do to eliminate them as well as followup the diagnosis till they are all diagnosed and eliminated. Those resources are also in the back of my book.

Tell her to read everything Robert McFerran has to say on the BB. The search feature allows for searching by author as well). He had 2 major joints surgically replaced for his rapidly advancing RA before coming to this BB. He would be happy to respond to her on this BB so others might benefit from the communication. I know him well enough to know I am not speaking out of school to say so.

Walt




Re: PRIMARY BILIARY CIRRHOSIS

Posted by Barb on April 05, 1998 at 08:38:24:

In Reply to: Re: PRIMARY BILIARY CIRRHOSIS posted by Walt Stoll on April 04, 1998 at 07:55:41:

Thank you very much for your help!!
I will see what I can find for her that Robert Ferran has written.
Barb


leakygut-child

Posted by cheryl on April 07, 1998 at 12:04:06:

We had a breakthrough with my son's leaky gut which was causing such severe emotional problems...we tried a homeopathic remedy called lycopodium. He still canot eat nutisweet, sodium nitrate, wheat gluten, etc. without becoming extremely moody and uable to do physical tasks well. It seems the remedy makes him well again until something (fearful incident or chemical substance) again upsets his gut lining. I'm still looking for a cure so that he can have a strong gut, instead of a leaky one! Any advice about what exactly to give him that a child (5) will cooperate with?


disabling allergies/asthma

Posted by Holly Barkley on April 08, 1998 at 08:21:50:

Hello Dr. Stoll -
To begin with, I had tried to send this letter to your e-mail address, but I haven't heard from you, so I thought that this might be a better way to get in touch and to possibly help others...

I was very impressed with the lectures you gave here in Lexington at Robert's Health Clinic. It was also good to talk with you and enjoy dinner with you at Beth Loiselle's home. I hope you are doing well. Jonathan Gilpin taped all of your lectures and gave me and my parents some copies for Christmas! They are very helpful. I really appreciate your approach to medicine and have always been interested in natural healing and not the conventional way, although I was raised with antibiotics when I got sick - now I can choose how to heal myself.

I wanted to tell you a quick story... Just recently my mother was diagnosed with osteoporosis... her doctor - also my internist, Dr. John Borders, sent her a letter explaining her condition and what to do... I really appreciate the letters he does for physicals... but my point is that a lot of his suggestions were what you constantly tell people... exercise at least 2 - 3 times a week for 20 minutes (get your heart rate up), take time out to relax and meditate and eat healthy whole foods for best vitamin and mineral intake! It made me feel almost irate in remembering your mishap with being asked to leave your profession as a doctor! I am now seeing doctors begin to prescribe the very same things you do and have for years!

Well, that was a little bit off the subject for me e-mailing you, but I thought it worth while! The reason I am writing, is out of concern for Jonathan. I understand that you have treated him before as your patient. He has been having a rough time lately with his asthma and allergies. We have been trying to work through his problems, he has recently gone off of the steroids he has taken for 3 years now, but is still taking 3 inhalants and theophylline. Since he has had to leave work for his condition, the money situation is depleting rapidly and he is trying to get well so that he can find a job and work again. This seems to be a vicious cycle and we need to stop it!

I teach elementary art, therefore I have Spring Break April 10 - 19. We are planning to come to Destin, Florida to visit family, but we wanted to see if we could also visit you to get some medical help as well as some suggestions of allergists or specialists, hopefully in our Kentucky area, that have alternative methods for Jonathan to seek advice from. We can travel to a specialist if it isn't too far. It just seems at times that we are just "spinning our wheels" trying to find his health and thus employment. I just know that there is someone to help and even if it is to just get suggestions from you, that would be wonderful!

I hope that we can possibly visit you next week - just let me know what might be feasible!

Thank you so much for your time and consideration.
Peace,

Holly Barkley



Re: disabling allergies/asthma

Posted by David Ferguson, D.C. on April 08, 1998 at 13:58:04:

In Reply to: disabling allergies/asthma posted by Holly Barkley on April 08, 1998 at 08:21:50:

There are many studies and articles regarding manipulation and asthma, few on allergies but we know manipulation to be effective in this area also. As per the osteoporosis, MCHC has been shown to not only retard the process of osteoporosis but to REVERSE it. A supplement that we are about to carry called Cal Apitate contains the nutrients in question and has full Dr. Stoll endorsement.

Among parents of asthmatic children who had received chiropractic treatment, 92% considered this
treatment beneficial. Alternative treatment was more frequent among children from the higher social
classes. A tendency was observed towards less satisfaction with medical treatment, information and
general guidance concerning the illness among families who sought alternative treatment.
Vange B; Contact between preschool children with chronic diseases and the authorized health services and forms of alternative therapy. Ugeskr
Laeger 1989; 151(28):1815-8

76.5% of patients with bronchial asthma said they benefited from chiropractic treatment. Peak flow
rate and vital capacity increased after the third treatment.
Hviid C; A Comparison Of The Effects Of Chiropractic Treatment On Respiratory Function In Patients With Respiratory Distress Symptoms And
Patients Without. Bull Eur Chiro Union 1978; 26: 17-34

Patients with juvenile onset asthma are most likely obtain a perceived benefit from chiropractic
spinal adjustments. Patients reported improvement after an average of five treatments over a one
month period of time.
Nilsson N, Christainson B; Prognostic Factors in Bronchial Asthma in Chiropractic Practice. J Aust Chiropr Assoc. 1988; 18(3):85-7

While under chiropractic care 6 of 15 patient's studied elected to voluntarily reduce their daily dose
of medication. An additional patient stopped using medication all together. This represents a
46.67% decrease in the need for medication while under chiropractic care. However, the authors
failed to recognize less need for medication as an improvement in condition.
Jamison JR, Leskovic K, Lepore S, Hannon P; Asthma In A Chiropractic Clinic: A Pilot Study. J Aust Chiropr Assoc. 1986; 16(4):137-43

Manipulation Helps Patient-Rated Astham Severity

The purpose of this randomized patient- and observer-blinded cross-over trial was to evaluate the
efficacy of chiropractic treatment in the management of chronic asthma when combined with
pharmaceutical maintenance therapy. The trial was conducted at the National University Hospital's
Out-patient Clinic in Copenhagen, Denmark. Thirty-one patients aged 18-44 years participated, all
suffering from chronic asthma controlled by bronchodilators and/or inhaled steroids. Patients, or
who had received chiropractic treatment for asthma within the last 5 years, who received oral
steroids and immunotherapy, were not eligible. Patients were randomized to receive either active
chiropractic spinal manipulative treatment or sham chiropractic spinal manipulative treatment twice
weekly for 4 weeks, and then crossed over to the alternative treatment for another 4 weeks. Both
phases were preceded and followed by a 2-week period without chiropractic treatment. The main
outcome measurements were forced expiratory volume in the first second (FEV1), forced vital
capacity (FVC), daily use of inhaled bronchodilators, patient-rated asthma severity and
non-specific bronchial reactivity (n-BR). Using the cross-over analysis, no clinically important or
statistically significant differences were found between the active and sham chiropractic
interventions on any of the main or secondary outcome measures. Objective lung function did not
change during the study, but over the course of the study, non-specific bronchial hyperreactivity
(n-BR) improved by 36% (P = 0.01) and patient-rated asthma severity decreased by 34% (P =
0.0002) compared with the baseline values.

Nielsen NH, Bronfort


Re: disabling allergies/asthma

Posted by Melva Gail Smith on April 08, 1998 at 16:12:06:

In Reply to: disabling allergies/asthma posted by Holly Barkley on April 08, 1998 at 08:21:50:


Hi: sounds like you may live near the Louisville area. Is Jonathan also chemically sensitive? We have a group that meets scent-free in room 842 of the starks bldg. 1 pm the first Wed of each month. For more information contact Dr. Jack Teeple 502-584-7216. Voice Box 2. Or drop me an e- mail.
Melva



Re: Tingling and Mental Fog/Confussion

Posted by Melva Smith on April 08, 1998 at 16:20:55:


Hi:
Tingling and Mental Fog or confusion are also signs of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. I had a friend exposed to dursban who became chemically sensitive and then went into MS she said as a result of this exposure. She passed away earlier this year. If you are still using pesticides in your home perhaps you should read up on what it can do.

Take Care,
Melva



Re: leakygut-child

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 08, 1998 at 17:27:24:

In Reply to: leakygut-child posted by cheryl on April 07, 1998 at 12:04:06:

Dear Cheryl,

By far the most important single thing anyone with LGS can do in the long run is practice an effective skilled relaxation technique 20 minutes twice a day (not counting any done within 2 hours of retiring). Ther are many books written as to how to accomplish this with exactly this age.

I have one right here at hand: "Meditating with Children" by Deborah Rozman. It was published by University of the Trees Press in 1975 & reprinted many times since. The one I have was printed in 1985.

Parents that help their children learn to do this almost invariably learn to do it themselves & end up doing it with the child. Children learn this so easily that my experience has been that they do it as a game & do it a lot more than the obligatory twice a day.

Walt


Re: leakygut-child

Posted by cheryl on April 08, 1998 at 20:48:28:

In Reply to: Re: leakygut-child posted by Walt Stoll on April 08, 1998 at 17:27:24:


thank you! I'll get it right away or somthing like it. I have been thinking that there is a big psycological component and I must address it somehow. The leaky gut began after a traumatic incident where we were robbed in our home at night and he witnessed the whole thing. He has forgotten the whole thing, but if he sees someone on T.V. dressed in black, etc, etc, etc, he gets L.G. symptoms instantly. Thanks again.


Candida Information Resource

Posted by Vicki on April 09, 1998 at 09:00:42:

For folks who are searching for information on candida, here is a resource that I haven't seen mentioned in this forum:

Candida & Dysbiosis Information Foundation
P. O. Drawer JF
College Station, TX 77841-5146
(409) 694-8687

To my knowledge, the foundation doesn't have an e-mail address (it operates on a shoestring, with an all-volunteer staff), but, if you call or write, they will send you an introductory packet explaining who and what they are and what kinds of information they have available.


Re: "leaky gut"/allergies

Posted by Hollyberry on April 09, 1998 at 09:09:13:

Matt, My boyfriend suffers from environmental allergies as well as food allergies. He did not have these as a child but the onset of allergy triggered asthma brought his career and lifestyle to a screaching halt. These allergies/asthma have altered him "diabled" - he had to leave a very sound job because he could not get well. For the past 3 years he has been trying to "get well". He has changed his diet, takes steroids and 3 asthma inhalents. He still is unable to find employment, because he is so fragile - one day can be good and the next bad. He wants and needs desparately to get work because now disability income has been depleted. What is this NAG supplement that you speak of? He has been in touch with Dr. Stoll, and we both want to learn more about taking care of our bodies and allergies through alternative methods. So, hopefully you still read the bulletin board and wil get this message. Hope to hear from you soon - we are getting desparate. Thanks for your time !



Re: disabling allergies/asthma

Posted by Laura on April 09, 1998 at 17:32:56:

In Reply to: disabling allergies/asthma posted by Holly Barkley on April 08, 1998 at 08:21:50:

Holly,
You do not mention skilled relaxation as something that Jonathan has already tried. Is that because he has not accepted that 2 times 20 minutes per day can allow his immune system to heal itself naturally. That is the first and foremost thing to do for any illness. Of course a diet of whole foods helps by providing the building blocks for healing, but without the 2 X daily meditation/skilled relaxation there is not adequate energy directed at healing. It is kind of like a factory that never has the time to do inventory or paperwork. Eventually the tax man cometh and there is hell to pay. That is what is happening to Jonathan.

Since you have seen Dr Stoll in person I will assume that you have read his book. If not get it and read it. Better yet, have Jonathan read it. We are under so much stress so much of the time we do not even recognize it anymore. So many people I talk to about this who show obvious signs of stress insist they are not stressed out. I was among them.
Your own body is the most natural, holistic healer in the world, but you have to give it the time and raw materials (whole foods) to do its work.

Good luck and happy meditating.
Laura


Re: disabling allergies/asthma

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 10, 1998 at 09:18:36:

In Reply to: Re: disabling allergies/asthma posted by Laura on April 09, 1998 at 17:32:56:

Dear Laura,

Thanks for the help. I could not have said it better!

Namaste` Walt



Re: disabling allergies/asthma

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 10, 1998 at 09:21:25:

In Reply to: Re: disabling allergies/asthma posted by David Ferguson, D.C. on April 08, 1998 at 13:58:04:

Dear Doc Dave,

Once again, WONDERFUL STUFF! I hope that Jonathan will get to see you!

Please remind him to share with the BB what his experiences are with the effectiveness of manipulation.

Walt



Re: disabling allergies/asthma

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 10, 1998 at 09:34:39:

In Reply to: disabling allergies/asthma posted by Holly Barkley on April 08, 1998 at 08:21:50:

Dear Holly (& Jonathan),

I do not know why your email did not get through but, if it had, I would have recommended that you do exactly what you have done here. When this sort of thing is done publically, you not only will get better advice (evidence Melva and Doc Dave) but many others with the same problems will benefit from the communication.

For me to know what to say at this juncture, I would have to know exactly what he is doing right now and how long he has done each thing.

So far as seeing me professionally, that is just the kind of thing the AMA is waiting for to be able to accuse me of "practicing medicine without a license". They do not have to have grounds, just the accusation and I would have to go to court to defend myself. By their denying me any way to make an income doing what I know how to do, they have effectively cut me off from being able to financially defend myself from any accusation. This has been their game plan all over the country to shut up people like me.

It is true that I was just 20 years ahead of my time and that now many physicians are pretending that they have discovered this all by themselves. Of course that has been the pattern of medicine for recorded history.

I would be happy to see you both socially but I cannot discuss health or give any advice during the visit. You have the KY Board of Medical Licensure to thank for that AND the paucity of physicians in KY who could help put something like this together.

Call me when you get to the area, if you want to visit. My local number is (850) 747-8669.

Walt



Re: Candida Information Resource

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 11, 1998 at 15:03:42:

In Reply to: Candida Information Resource posted by Vicki on April 09, 1998 at 09:00:42:

Dear Vickie,

Just their name alone tells me that they know a lot more than the run of the mill physician who has begun to realize that candida is a real problem. Remember, even this "run of the mill" doc is FAR ahead of the conventionally mired doc.

Thanks for the resource. I will contact them to see if I want to link them to this site.

Walt


Re: Leaky Gut Syndrome

Posted by evie on April 13, 1998 at 18:56:10:

Dear Dr. Stoll,
Who asked me how old my mother in law is, she is 57 years old. We are not even sure if she has leaky gut, the doctor she is currently seeing has given her a magazine article about leaky gut supposing that is the problem. About 2 years ago she had 15th of her stomach removed because of her sphincter not functioning properly, she has had diareah continuously before the surgery and after. she also has pancreas problems and was told my husband had celiacs syndrome at age 3 months contributing to his problem of diareah. We are concerned that our children will grow up with the same problems she is having because they too have had bouts with diareah and throwing up and massive weight loss. She wont see another doctor because this one gives her all the meds. she needs on demand from her. I am at a loss for what to do because of heredity. If she doesnt seek the right help we know she will die, but i do not want my family to die because of her stupidity. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have concerning this matter to help my family because obviously she doesnt care about herself or her imediate family thank you. Evie



Re: Chronic vaginal yeast infections and cystoceles

Posted by Michelle on April 14, 1998 at 15:33:48:


I have just read your note about yeast infections that was posted on the net. I would like to know about the way you changed your diet and ANY information about books. I dont have much time to read (15 month little boy), so I am looking for books on tape or a summary of information.

PLEASE any information would be helpful.

Thanks

Michelle


Re: Leaky Gut Syndrome

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 15, 1998 at 15:28:14:

In Reply to: Re: Leaky Gut Syndrome posted by evie on April 13, 1998 at 18:56:10:

Dear Evie,

There IS a genetic susceptibility but the things you CAN change are more important than the genes. Her experience can serve as a warning to you so you can get a head start & not end up like her. I think that is exactly the point you are making.

Toward that end, you all have to become experts in this & make keeping up with the new knowledge in the field a hobby of yours. Only your family knows enough about themselves toknow what part of the new knowledge is appropriate to you-all. Perhaps, when your mother sees what learning this stuff does for the health of your family, she will decide that maybe she doesn't know everything already & start asking questions. Good Luck.

Toward that end, I would suggest starting with my book & the resources in the back (link below). THEN, if you are ready to get into the mechanisms deeply, read "Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer" by Dr Pelletier, also referenced in the back of my book.

THEN, if you want to go deeper, write again & I can point you in the direction of carrying on for yourself.

Congratulations on looking ahead.

Walt



IBS & LGS Treatments, etc.

Posted by James L. on April 17, 1998 at 17:59:53:

IBS & LGS from lifestyles?

Hello, I am James and I am posting my medical condition listed below to help myself and others suffering from the same problems as we are not alone out there.
Diagnosis: IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Caused by: LGS (Leaky Gut Syndrome) and diverticulitis (and I never been diving in my life…I make a joke) causing intestinal inflammation and bowel dysfunction.
I have always been extremely athletic and healthy with my height 6ft, weight 180lbs, and 7 years ago, I started to have symptoms of IBS at age 40. I have seen at least 6 different MD Doctors that did basically the same tests, Upper GI, Lower GI x-rays, upper and lower endiscope video, MRI, CAT Scan, blood tests, etc…and after all this revealed spastic colon and some diverticulitis.
My symptoms were: intestinal spasms sometimes so severe it would make my heart race and I would be nautious, painful and sore lower left colon with relief after defecation, constipation with a hemorrhoid that would bleed at times due to the dry stool, itchy anus, often times: dizzy, unable to concentrate, nervous, chronic fatigue, gas, bloating, and food allergies at times with itchy skin and sometimes with hives (usually if I eat steamed vegetables I get some hives), and usually these symptoms begin to appear varying from 2-4-6 hours after a meal and depending on what I ate.
All of the Doctors stated there is noting they can do about it other than prescribing Donatol for the spasms, cortisone suppositories for my hemmorids, metrodozanole or flygal (prescription that kills protozoon's), adding fiber to my diet (which I do anyway), or for me to take some stress management classes. I have the usual stress as anyone else at work but nothing I couldn't handle; however, if I had an IBS episode added stress only worsen the condition because of the abdomen being already sore or inflamed. What didn't make sense is my IBS would act up without being under stress just relaxing at home after work and on the weekends, so this answer to my medical condition did not make sense…and it was a cop out to avoid treating my condition since there is no other cures offered other than the above recommendation for IBS.
Some of the Doctors recommended Allergy testing…this in my opinion is a total waste of your money and may be dangerous if you have IBS, why? First, because IBS patients with allergies have a system already full of toxins and adding doses of more could put the patient into shock. Secondly, because your inflamed intestine is absorbing toxins faster than the liver and kidneys can remove and almost any allergy test will conclude false positive. The trick is to heal the intestines with LGS then the majority of the toxins will pass out the colon instead of into the blood stream. Of course avoiding foods that cause more severe allergy attacks helps you not have the symptoms, that's why fiber is important to increase the transit time, but the real problem is still to healing your LGS causing the intestinal IBS.
Realistically, I got no help from any of the Medical Doctors, so I had to do some research on my own to find out the cause of my condition and here is what I discovered:
1. My problem was a real physical illness and not physiological or stress related, stress makes the stomach and colon contract and worsens the symptoms. 2. I found out by reading Medical Books listed below that my condition is suspect of being caused by: food allergens by repetitive eating of certain foods i.e: vitamins, Sodium Sulfate as a preservative in many foods and dry fruits (would also make my face flush), raw vegetables, fruit & juices especially citrus, nuts especially peanuts, processed wheat, whey, and flavorings.
I had never before been allergic to aspirin now it causes hives also so I was doomed not to be able to take any type of anti-inflammatory for my inflamed intestines.
MEDICATIONS OR FOOD SUPPLEMENTS
After reading countless Medical books of other MD Doctors


Re: Chronic vaginal yeast infections and cystoceles

Posted by H. Ferguson on April 18, 1998 at 11:12:31:

I have been fighting vaginal yeast infections for 5 years, on and off again, with treatments of Nizoral by mouth and sometimes vaginally. As long as I take the Nizoral I'm fine, however, I would like to control this without the use of chemical medication. I do take hormone supplements, apparently they are the problem, but the supplements are a must, so I must find a way to control the yeast. I appreciate any helpful information.

Thanks,

H.



suspecting candida

Posted by Maria Goni on April 19, 1998 at 10:26:49:

For more than 4 years , I have been suffering several symptoms that no one has been able to diagnose .I have been treated for allergy , with different antihistamines , without any positive result .
The symptoms are extreme sensitivity of the mucoses , especially the inside of the mouth , eyes , and under the scalp . There is a strong burning sensation , as if I had a fever , but when I take my temperature , it's normal.The symptoms get worse on hot days , and in the afternoon .
Somebody told me it could be candida , or chronic fatigue syndrome . I have been prescribed Myconazol .
Any advice you could give me would be greatly appreciated .
I'm DESPERATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks very much
Maria


Re: Chronic vaginal yeast infections and cystoceles

Posted by Joan on April 19, 1998 at 15:46:32:

I have suffered from yeast infections for 7 years. Medications have included Monistat, Terazol, Nizoral and
currently Diflucan. Not one ob/gyn, internist or ID has
taken my condition seriously.

For the last 12 months I have vascillated between bacterial
vaginosis and yeast infections.

I am tired of the bandaid mentality that these health care
professionals possess. Has anyone out there found a resource that treats yeast/bacterial infections with understanding and concern?




Re: IBS & LGS Treatments, etc.

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 19, 1998 at 16:41:06:

In Reply to: IBS & LGS Treatments, etc. posted by James L. on April 17, 1998 at 17:59:53:

Dear James,

Thanks for your wonderful note! AND, congratulations on all the work you have already done. No one can accuse YOU of not trying to learn about your condition.

HOWEVER, having said that, your note is also a perfect example of how our conventional medical monopoly has crippled the understanding of even someone like you. MOST people are FAR behind where YOU are with your reasoning.

You are STILL only seeing the trees and treating them. You STILL have not seen the forest.

To START pointing your interest & understanding in the right direction, I would suggest your reading the following links: Modern Medical Interpretation of Stress AND Immunity & Stress.

They, at least, will help you see that your understanding of the "stress-effect" is FAR from what you will need to understand to finally resolve this condition. IF this information piques your interest, you are ready to read a copy of my book (link on this page) and THEN to read one of the books referenced in the back of my book: "Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer" by Dr Pelletier. By the way, THAT book was written about you. The main advantage of reading my book first is that it would give you the overall understanding of the "forest" along with what you will need to do to resolve it. The MAH,MAS book gives you a deeper understanding of the mechanisms.

THEN. if you still have questions, write again. As you get well, I hope you will take the time to share your experiences with the BB participants. Your condition is shared by millions & it is TOTALLY unnecessary.

Walt



Re: Chronic vaginal yeast infections and cystoceles

Posted by Karen on April 19, 1998 at 20:38:52:

In Reply to: Re: Chronic vaginal yeast infections and cystoceles posted by Joan on April 19, 1998 at 15:46:32:

I too have suffered from chronic vaginal yeast infections for almost 4 years now and have gotten NO WHERE with any of the treatments available. During my research, I discovered that many women suffer from this terrible problem; alot more than what doctors are willing to admit. All of the doctors I've been to tried to say that chronic yeast infections are not normal and that there must be something "wrong" with me and have basically given up. How depressing!!! I've been through every kind of testing possible and every thing is normal. I wish I could find a doctor that would be understanding and concerned and not give up on my problem. Maybe one day. I'm 29 and I've been trying to get pregnant for about a year. Does anyone know if chronic yeast infections could interfere with conception? Any info would be appreciated.


Re: suspecting candida

Posted by Pamela J. on April 20, 1998 at 02:26:10:

In Reply to: suspecting candida posted by Maria Goni on April 19, 1998 at 10:26:49:

Dear Maria,

It sounds like you are very uncomfortable with the hot burning sensation.

I have a white coating on my tongue and my eyes tend to burn and ache. I suspect LGS and candida. My tongue would burn and be red and swollen at times.

The white coating has decreased enormously since I started taking more vitamins from a Naturopath and she has me on supplements that help with LGS (Leaky Gut Syndrome) My eyes are not burning as much and feel better. My tongue is looking healthier again and it is not as tender and swollen.

I also noticed improvement with allergies and sinus problems when I stopped eating preservatives and additives (like food dyes, chemicals etc.) I also stopped drinking milk and drink soy milk. I eat very little refined sugars and starch.
I am trying to meditate daily as Walt Stoll suggested.

Walt has written about Candida and if you go to the 'Home Page' and scroll down you will see a list of topics he has written about including Candida. Also, if you do a search on the BB Archives you can read more. There is a book he suggested reading. I think it is the 'Yeast Connection'. I need to read it myself.

I wonder if you are reacting to soaps, foods or shampoos along with the Candida? I found that I do and have found products that are gentler.

Hope you get better soon.

love and peace,
pamela



Re: What is Leaky gut Syndrome

Posted by Maia on April 20, 1998 at 15:12:16:

In Reply to: Re: suspecting candida posted by Pamela J. on April 20, 1998 at 02:26:10:

I have never heard of it but I too have what I suppose is permanently inflamed sinuses - non painful with no headaches but permanent stuffiness and congestion like I have a permanent cold going on. I also suffer from bloatedness and have been tested positive for EBV. I also have swollen neck and jaw glands, non tender except in the one side to the rear of my neck. I have EBV but I am trying to find out if this virus causes nasal stuffiness or whether I suffer from some other condition ontop of having EBV

Thanks guys


Re: Chronic vaginal yeast infections and cystoceles

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 20, 1998 at 15:18:07:

In Reply to: Re: Chronic vaginal yeast infections and cystoceles posted by H. Ferguson on April 18, 1998 at 11:12:31:

Dear H.,

This is a measure of how steeped in the allopathic paradigm ALL physicians have been for the past 100 years. We are only taught to treat the tips of the iceberg. After all, that is where the money is.

Candida is EVERYWHERE on this planet. Why the devil do we not all have it????? The normal intestinal ecology will not allow something so weak as candida to sprout & cause problems. HOWEVER, as soon as leaky gut syndrome occurs, the ecology welcomes candida with open arms.

Until patients AND the profession learns to recognize WHY they have become susceptible to candida, & do something about THAT, every time treatment for Candida is stopped, they will just get it again.

This is why I wrote my book the way I did. People need to start looking at things like this from a different perspective.

If you have more questions, write again.

Walt



constant abdominal cramping

Posted by Nancy on April 16, 1998 at 12:59:20:

Dear Walt

Well, it's the story of my life. Just when I'm feeling really well, something happens and I crash! For two weeks now, I've had a constant (day and night) cramping in my lower left abdomen. No diarrhea this time. I also saw tinges of pink in my urine twice. My hormones must be off because I had to go up from .05 to .1 on my patch and I'm still having hot flashes! I also have alot of gas and bloating. The only thing I can think of that I ate different prior to symptoms was crawfish fettucine (with white noodles) and strawberries and cantaloupe (quite a bit of both). I'm wondering if it's diverticulitis? My internist ordered a urinalysis and abdominal ultrasound, both of which indicated no problems. The nurse did say that the radiologist saw some kind of blood vessels in my liver, which he called "hemagioma" (sp?), but that it was nothing to be concerned with. I will see the internist in the morning. Walt, do you have any ideas? I've been taking a multiple viatmin that has iodine in it and 15000mg of vit.A. Also calcium, E, pycnogenol, EPO and tridophilus.

Thanks for the input.

Nancy


Re: constant abdominal cramping

Posted by Nancy on April 16, 1998 at 19:26:59:

In Reply to: constant abdominal cramping posted by Nancy on April 16, 1998 at 12:59:20:

P.S.

I've had a complete hysterechtomy.


Re: constant abdominal cramping

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 18, 1998 at 10:26:51:

In Reply to: constant abdominal cramping posted by Nancy on April 16, 1998 at 12:59:20:

Dear Nancy,

With your history, diverticulosis is a real possibility. Besides, it is a structural problem that will not be resolved by dealing with your candida, lgs, etc. These little pockets can be kept clear of residue by avoiding any of the stuff that tends to stick in there AND resolving the causes of the candida & lgs you are learning about. However, short of a healing by God, you will go to your final resting with those little pockets still there.

There are simple test sticks at the pharmacy for you to test your urine for trace blood. IF you HAD blood, it is important for you to know it. ONE urinalysis is not a way to test for this. You need to test your urine several times a day for at least a week to rule out an early serious problem. Any doc knows this but the way our system is set up, the sicker you are when the diagnosis is finally made, the more money the doc makes. Since you can test this for yourself, better than the lab can............

By the way, if you do have diverticulosis, you challenged yourself about as harshly as you could have. Refined carbohydrates (once you have been off them for a while) almost always will cause a terrible reaction (white noodles, cantaloupe and strawberries--besides the tiny seeds in the strawberries). High fat is also a bad thing and the fettucine is high in that. (sigh)

It will be years of resolving your causes of your LGS before you can do wht you did without risk. A little of each might not have been a problem, BUT--------------------

Let us know what your xrays show.

Walt



Re: constant abdominal cramping

Posted by Nancy on April 18, 1998 at 12:32:00:

In Reply to: Re: constant abdominal cramping posted by Walt Stoll on April 18, 1998 at 10:26:51:

Dear Walt

My ultrasound came out negative, as did the second urinalysis. I checked with my pharmacy and they do have the sticks to test the urine, and they don't need a prescription (thank goodness). I will get them and start testing. My internst feels that I have diverticulitis (osis) because of my history of spasms and diarrhea and I believe my gastroenreologist made some mention of that the last time I had a sigmoidoscope done (for rectal bleeding that turned out to be an internal hemorrhoid) about 1 1/2 years ago. The pink tinge that I saw could have been from my multivitamins, which have iodine in them, correct? I was surprised that my urine was clear because I've had a trace of blood ever since my hysterectomy in 10/96. xrays and a catheter with photo lens revealed nothing, but I concluded on my own that I may have had interstitial cystitis since that is one of the side dishes of fibromyalgia. That was an excritiatingly painful experience, one I hope I don't have to repeat!

The internist, who is very thorough (I thought), but closed minded, ordered a CBC, Sedrate, Liver Panel, and BUN. I did that Friday and expect to get the results on Mon. I am still somewhat uncomfortabe, but not in real pain and am able to rest well at night. For awhile it hurt to do deep breathing with my relax. tape, and I got very depressed. I'm also doing some occult blood stool tests. This is all rather disconcerting, I must admit. Ive read that aloe can heal the diverticula, but when I was taking aloe, I got worse rather than better. Do you have any suggestions for a natural remedy?

I saw an iridologist last weekend, who put me on some herbs to cleanse and soothe the bowel. She saw a prolapse in my descending colon. I had so many things in my irises that she wanted to start very slowly with a small dose to address the parasites, before moving on systematically with other problems. A friend of mine recommended her to me after she her non-Hodgkins lympoma went into remission after taking the herbs prescribed for her. Now it looks very good that my friend will not have to go through chemo as was thought. I was very impressed with that and the iridologist just happens to be in my parents' town, so when I went there for Easter, I called and she was in her office and agreed to see me. Seemed like providence, since the rest of her staff was off and she hadn't made any appointments that day. I still feel like I'm on the road to healing in spite of the setbacks.

Thanks, Walt, for your continued support. I've really come to depend on it!

Nancy



Re: constant abdominal cramping

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 20, 1998 at 15:30:20:

In Reply to: Re: constant abdominal cramping posted by Nancy on April 18, 1998 at 12:32:00:

Dear Nancy,

Sounds like you have a jewel in the iridologist. They are not ALL that good but some of them are wonderful!

You should get positive stool occult bloods if you have diverticulitis. Remember, you wil have to deal with the causes of your LGS (the cause of your diverticulosis) to finally resolve the symptoms of the pockets. I do not know how to heal the pockets but you do not have to have the pockets disappear to be symptom free.

I wouldn't be surprised to hear that you had interstitial cystitis (& hemorrhoids) since the same causes of those conditions are the very ones that cause lgs.

Keep letting us know how you do. If I see any discrepancy, I will let you know. i appreciate your faith in me. HOWEVER, as you well know, in the end it is YOU who has to be the one to depend upon.

Walt





Re: constant abdominal cramping

Posted by Nancy on April 20, 1998 at 18:45:42:

In Reply to: Re: constant abdominal cramping posted by Walt Stoll on April 20, 1998 at 15:30:20:

Walt

Your're right, as usual. Actually, I have good news: the stools had no blood and the other 4 tests were all negative. My internist referred me to my gastroenterologist, but I don't really think I'm going to learn much more from him.

The sticks for checking blood in the urine were not in the drug store after all. I went to three different ones. They had sticks to measure sugar and other things, but not blood. Do they have a specific name?

The iridologist told me to lie on a slanted board, such as in ironing board, to "unod" the prolapsed colon. Are you familiar with this? I haven't been able to find any info on prolapsed colon as of yet. I'll do it, though. It sure can't hurt and it might help.

My symptoms have been very mild today, probably because I ate very little the day before.

BTW, your encouragement is worth as much as your medical advice!

Nancy


Treating psoraisis.

Posted by Peadar on April 21, 1998 at 05:27:07:

Walt
I am intrigued by your comment that getting rid of psoraisis is not too tough. Please detail what you mean by this.
Peadar


Re: suspecting candida

Posted by Geri on April 21, 1998 at 09:11:57:

In Reply to: suspecting candida posted by Maria Goni on April 19, 1998 at 10:26:49:

Dear Pamela and Maria,
You really should read Walt's book as well as "The Yeast
Connection" by Dr. Wm. Crook. There is a test in this book that
will help you determine if you have Candida. There is also a
diet. If you follow the diet and start to feel better then it
is possible that you do have candida. However, do not start
taking a bunch of supplements until you have done some research.
This can get very expensive and what works for others may not
work for you. This not a disease where you just take a few
pills and then you get well. So make sure you have it first
and then make sure you have a good program for supplements.
Doctors do not recognize this disease so you will have to go
to alternative means to treat it. Look into all of them so
you know which is best for you. Try the following website.
The Candida Forum
http://www.raincity.com/cgi/WebBB/bbs-forum.cgi?forum=candida
Dr. Crook also has a website. I'm not sure of the address but
I believe it has Dr. Crook and Yeast Connection in the address.
Good luck in finding information.
Geri


Re: suspecting candida

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 21, 1998 at 09:58:39:

In Reply to: suspecting candida posted by Maria Goni on April 19, 1998 at 10:26:49:

Dear Maria,

Much as you will not want to hear this, YOU are likely the only person who can diagnose this. The same knowledge that will allow you to do that will also tell you what you have to do to resolve it.

Toward that end, there are 2 references you need to read--
in this order: A. My book (link on this page) and B. (if you think my book makes sense) one of the resources in the back of my book, "Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer" by Dr Pelletier.

My book will give you a superficial understanding AND protocols about what you can do about it. Dr Pelletier's book will give you a deeper understanding but not any protocols about what to do about it.

My diagnosis, just from what you have said is advanced dysautonomia, with leaky gut syndrome. Parasitosis is eventually inevitable with lgs and candida is just one of about 50 parasites you could have.

Once you have the above information under your belt, if you still have questions, ask them here on this BB so others might learn from our exchanges.

This is not a dangerouos condition but a "misery"--a message fropm your bodymind that you need to chage your lifestyle. If you do not deal with THIS message, your bodymind will just have to shout louder.

Walt





Re: Chronic vaginal yeast infections and cystoceles

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 21, 1998 at 10:26:26:

In Reply to: Re: Chronic vaginal yeast infections and cystoceles posted by Joan on April 19, 1998 at 15:46:32:

Dear Jean,

Once I learned how to approach this problem I had NO PROBLEM teaching people how to resolve it. I know, with all you have gone through, to have some one make a bald statement like that may seem silly. HOWEVER, I make no money sharing this knowledge. What possible motive might I have to help others except for the satisfaction of seeing them get well?

Use the search feature for this BB & read everything you can find about candida, leaky gut syndrome and stress- effect. You may have to go to the home page for more information (link on this page).

THEN, if you still have questions, write again.

Walt


Re: Chronic vaginal yeast infections and cystoceles

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 21, 1998 at 11:02:27:

In Reply to: Re: Chronic vaginal yeast infections and cystoceles posted by Karen on April 19, 1998 at 20:38:52:

Dear Karen,

The REASONS why you are susceptible to chronic yeast infections are well known by advanced medical practitioners AND are the mechanisms that have a direct effect on fertility.

You need to read several references BEFORE you try again to deal with the candida. For now, frontal attacks on the candida are futile (something you already know). Read them in this order:

1. My book (link on this page).
2. "Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer" by Dr Pelletier (referenced in my bibliography).
3. "Every Woman's Book" by Paavo Airola, ND.

THEN, if you still have questions, write again.

Walt




AGRISEPT

Posted by David S. on April 21, 1998 at 12:10:02:

Dr., what's your opinion and belief about using "agrisept" for candida? AGRISEPT: 100% Citrus Extracts (30ml) - Grapefruit, Tangerine and Lemon Extracts in a base of Vegetal Glycerin. An Antibacterial, Antivirus, Antifungal, Antiseptic. More info at:

Thanks for your reply. David.



Re: Vitmamin B + mouth ulcers

Posted by Sherrlyn on April 21, 1998 at 13:20:58:


I occasionally get soar in my mouth; sometimes when I drink too much V-8 juice. Other times, I'm not sure, but was told that B-complex will cure this. Is that true?




Re: What is Leaky gut Syndrome

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 22, 1998 at 11:28:08:

In Reply to: Re: What is Leaky gut Syndrome posted by Maia on April 20, 1998 at 15:12:16:

Dear Maia,

Read the 11/17/97 issue of Newsweek. THEN, when you are ready to learn what you can do about it, read a copy of my book (link below).

THEN, if you atill have questions write again.

Walt


Re: constant abdominal cramping

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 22, 1998 at 12:44:19:

In Reply to: Re: constant abdominal cramping posted by Nancy on April 20, 1998 at 18:45:42:

Dear Nancy,

The test strips are called Hemastix. Your pharmacist knows about them. It is just that most people don't know about them & they are dated (Keep them in your refrigerator & they will far outlast the dating on the container.)

The slantboard sounds like a good idea. The time spent there would be a wonderful opportunity for skilled relaxation!

I gree with your assessment about the gastroenterologist. The way conventional gastroenterologists are trained they are particularly ignorant and kept so by the threats of their licensing boards. ANY local colon therapist would know more about gastrointestinal physiology & pathology than any conventional physician. I am sure that your iridologist knows a lot more than the GE. Why waste your money?

If you have not has a colonoscopy, though, I would go to the GE for that. The non-MDs do not have the training or legal right to do this diagnostic procedure (one of the ways we maintain our monopoly). However, once THAT has been done, I would not go back. You need to have a copy of the report in your home medical files.

Walt





Re: constant abdominal cramping

Posted by Nancy on April 22, 1998 at 20:47:09:

In Reply to: Re: constant abdominal cramping posted by Walt Stoll on April 22, 1998 at 12:44:19:

Walt

I finally found a pharacist that knows about them, but they have to order them. She thinks they're $20-25 for a box of 50 and they don't split the box. I wonder if I still need them, since that's a little expensive.

I've had a colonoscopy, but it was years ago, maybe 1980or 81, probably, and not in this town. Nothing showed up on it, but the sigmoidoscopy done a couple of years ago showed inflamation.

I am using the slant board for relaxing--not the auotgenic tape, but deep breathing. It's nice!

Nancy



Re: Treating psoriasis.

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 23, 1998 at 10:03:36:

In Reply to: Treating psoraisis. posted by Peadar on April 21, 1998 at 05:27:07:

Dear Peadar,

Until I learned some of the major factors causing psoriasis (not a secret among holistic medical practitioners), I NEVER resolved a single case. Indeed, I had the same success that the rest of my coilleagues had--temporary relief with: cortisone creams with occlusive dressings, methotrexate for the unresponsive cases, sunlight & UV treatments, etc.

HOWEVER, since I learned to look beyond the end of my nose, I have never yet failed to resolve a case so long as the patient was willing to learn AND apply what s/he had learned to their lifestyle.

I still do not say I know what causes psoriasis. I believe that it is a multifactorial condition that involves candida-related syndrome (C-RS), leaky gut syndrome (LGS) (without which C-RS cannot occur), essential oil deficiency, genetic susceptibility (other people with exactly the same causitive factors might end up with arthritis, EBV, infertility, immunological problems, glandular diseases, allergies), etc.

Fortunately for anyone with psoriasis, no one has to deal with ALL the factors to have the condition clear up. The human body seems to want to be in balance and being in balance does not include having psoriasis. Give your bodymind a chance and wonderful things happen.

I have yet to see a case of psoriasis (or eczema for that matter) that did not also have C-RS. Once the LGS causing the C-RS, and the C-RS itself, was dealt with the psoriasis cleared up.

Walt



Re: AGRISEPT

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 23, 1998 at 10:24:22:

In Reply to: AGRISEPT posted by David S. on April 21, 1998 at 12:10:02:

Dear David,

I have seen these kind of things be helpful against things like you have listed. HOWEVER, I have yet to see one case of candida, etc., be resolved by something one TAKES. One has to always do something about WHY they are susceptible to this problem (LGS, etc.) or the problem will just come right back upon cessation of the "treatment".

Walt



Re: Vitmamin B + mouth ulcers

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 23, 1998 at 10:31:15:

In Reply to: Re: Vitmamin B + mouth ulcers posted by Sherrlyn on April 21, 1998 at 13:20:58:

Dear Sherrlyn,

Like everything else I talk about on this BB, one must deal with WHY they have something to finally resolve it. Since B complex deficiency CAN cause a susceptibility to mouth ulcers, it wouldn't hurt to try it. HOWEVER, by far the most likely cause is that this is an early sign of impending leaky gut syndrome.

Remember, your mouth is just the first part of the intestinal tract. Even if the B vitamins DO help, since this would be only one factor contributing to the problem, the problem would be that THEN you might stop hearing the message your body is trying to send you. Eventually, your bodymind will have to shout louder. Even if the message goes away for a while, you would be wise to become a student of LGS so it will not cause worse problems later (a louder message).

Walt



Re: constant abdominal cramping

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 24, 1998 at 10:25:16:

In Reply to: Re: constant abdominal cramping posted by Nancy on April 22, 1998 at 20:47:09:

Dear Nancy,

You still need the colonoscopy (sigh).

You will have to refresh me about the stuff in the box of 50. What is it?

Walt



Psoraisis

Posted by Mitch Taylor on April 25, 1998 at 17:51:50:

Hi,

I have been plagued with psoraisis fo approx. 15 years! this year is its worse yet! (65% involvment & it seems to keep getting worse, I have not had a break for over a year!) I have quit drinking, tobbacco etc. I am really tight on money & I have no insurance! are there any clinics in the northeast that could help me! I am in terrible misery & pain!

Please advise!

Thanks in Advance!


Mitch Taylor


Re: Treating psoraisis.

Posted by bdcoy on April 26, 1998 at 21:47:52:

In Reply to: Treating psoraisis. posted by Peadar on April 21, 1998 at 05:27:07:

i am 49 years old, I have had psoraisis since i was 13 years old . The only thing i found that helps me in tanning. i work 70 hours a week and have trouble getting there ,is there anything else i could do. I tried goats milk soap that does work but dries my skin so bad i scratch in bed at night till it bleeds. I sure could use some help.



Re: Psoriasis

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 27, 1998 at 10:08:23:

In Reply to: Psoraisis posted by Mitch Taylor on April 25, 1998 at 17:51:50:

Dear Mitch,

Psoriasis is one of those conditions that I drive people mad by saying it is another of those "totally unnecessary conditions". Fortunately for you, in your present situation, the solutions begin with education and are not things that cost a lot of money.

Use the search feature for this BB & read everything you can find about psoriasis or eczema (since they are both caused by the same basic mechanisms). THEN, if you still have questions, write again.

Walt



In search of Crohn's and AS casued by LGS artticles and info.

Posted by Paul on April 27, 1998 at 15:39:59:

I've heard someone posted a small amount of articles recently in treating AS and Crohn's in relation to LGS and some treaments and recent findings! I'm very interested in these and any other publications or testomonies or info. in treatment of these diseases as I suffer from them. I am 21 years old and beleieve LGS is the cause and don't bother fighting the symptoms!
Does anyone have any recent info. on the relation or treatment of these diseases?


In search of Crohn's and AS casued by LGS artticles and info.

Posted by Paul on April 27, 1998 at 15:41:10:

I've heard someone posted a small amount of articles recently in treating AS and Crohn's in relation to LGS and some treaments and recent findings! I'm very interested in these and any other publications or testomonies or info. in treatment of these diseases as I suffer from them. I am 21 years old and beleieve LGS is the cause and don't bother fighting the symptoms!
Does anyone have any recent info. on the relation or treatment of these diseases?


Re: Chronic vaginal yeast infections and cystoceles

Posted by Shelly on April 28, 1998 at 11:44:32:

In Reply to: Re: Chronic vaginal yeast infections and cystoceles posted by Karen on April 19, 1998 at 20:38:52:

I have had a recurring yeast infection since the birth of my last child 6 1/2 years ago. This condition controlls my life, what I wear, where I go, what I do. I feel I can not stand this any longer. My physician prescribes Difucan, 2 tablets, almost every month. I don't think this is helping anymore and upsets my stomach now, anyway. I am DESPERATE for a treatment that will work. I have used so many otc products that I am allergic to most everything now. Any advise appreciated.


ulcerative colitis

Posted by Maggie on April 29, 1998 at 01:24:34:

Dear Dr. Stoll: I was recently hospitalized after bassing large amounts of blood from the bowel. After ruling out colon cancer, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. I spent 5 days in the hospital and am taking Floxin 400 mg twice a day. I understand that this condition is chronic. What is it's cause and what can I do to combat it?

Also, my fingernails are very brittle and have white spots. Is this diagnostically significant and any connection with my stomach problem? Thank you. Maggie


Re: In search of Crohn's and AS casued by LGS artticles and info.

Posted by Peter Wray on April 30, 1998 at 01:25:20:

In Reply to: In search of Crohn's and AS casued by LGS artticles and info. posted by Paul on April 27, 1998 at 15:41:10:

Paul, I've been collecting articles on LGS - not Crohns or AS but you will probably still find them interesting. Check out the link to my site below.

Peter



Re: Candida--IS everywhere!

Posted by Janet Maher on April 30, 1998 at 09:16:01:


What are the symptoms of candida in the gut and what are the symptoms of LGS/
Does one have mouth lesions and colon lesions at the same time?


Re: In search of Crohn's and AS casued by LGS artticles and info.

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 30, 1998 at 10:07:10:

In Reply to: In search of Crohn's and AS casued by LGS artticles and info. posted by Paul on April 27, 1998 at 15:39:59:

Dear Paul,

FIRST, I would recommend you go to the archives for this BB & read Robert McFerran's notes.

THEN, if you still have questions, write again.

Walt



Re: Thrush

Posted by sarah on April 30, 1998 at 17:19:43:

Thrush is commonly called Candida Albicans. Everyone has this yeast in their body, in their intestinal flora. Sometimes situations can cause the intestinal flora to get out of balance, such as taking anti-biotics over a extended priod of time which kills off many friendly bacteria in your gut. (Which most doctors annoyingly don't tell us!) If you don't replenish these,by yogurt or acidopholis, the candida yeast can take over, and get stronger when fed yeasts or sugars.
Try eating yogurt alot- make sure it has no sugars and has the cultures of acidopholis. Or just research candidiasis. If you have candida overgrowth in your gut, you are prone to thrush and vaginal yeast infections (if your a woman of course)good luck.


ulcerative colitis? proctitus? campylbacter jujuni

Posted by Tina Dawson on April 30, 1998 at 17:28:49:

Dr. Stoll,
I am 7 month pregnant. I was diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in Feb of 97 or somewhere around that time. I feel I have had this disease for about 4 years due to the indications presented. My current issue is at some point I was infected by campybacter jujuni. Now I am having lots of trouble that I have never had before. There have been numerious flex sigs done and the last one indicated that I have either infectious colitis or ulceratiive colitis. The reason for my letter is I am getting very little control over this condition. I have been in the hospital twice each time for a week or close to a week, with little result. Currently I am on erythromycin 2000mg a day. Tomorrow I have an doctor's appointment for follow up. This doctor has stated that oral steroids are the next course of action, I think he will use prednisone 20mg tabs two a day. There have been many different medications other doctors have tried. My symptoms consist of lots of watery diarrhea, blood, and pain before and with bowel movements. I am getting run down because this has been going on since the 31 of March 1998. How effective is medication that is taken orally at this point? Would intraveinous application be more effective and/or endanger the baby? I would greatly appericate any imput you could give me as I am residing outside of the US.

Thank You,
Tina


Searching for translation to NAG - ATTENTION: Mattb OR Peter Wray

Posted by Holly on April 09, 1998 at 09:18:15:

In Reply to: Re: "leaky gut"/allergies posted by Peter Wray on March 26, 1998 at 09:32:45:

Matt, My boyfriend suffers from environmental allergies as well as food allergies. He did not have these as a child but the onset of allergy triggered asthma brought his career and lifestyle to a screaching halt. These allergies/asthma have altered him "diabled" - he had to leave a very sound job because he could not get well. For the past 3 years he has been trying to "get well". He has changed his diet, takes steroids and 3 asthma inhalents. He still is unable to find employment, because he is so fragile - one day can be good and the next bad. He wants and needs desparately to get work because now disability income has been depleted. What is this NAG supplement that you speak of? He has been in touch with Dr. Stoll, and we both want to learn more about taking care of our bodies and allergies through alternative methods. So, hopefully you still read the bulletin board and wil get this message. Hope to hear from you soon - we are getting desparate. Thanks for your time Matt! -Holly Barkley


Re: Searching for translation to NAG - ATTENTION: Mattb OR Peter Wray

Posted by Peter Wray on April 09, 1998 at 12:33:36:

Thanks for the information Kyra. I'm sure this will be helpful to Holly too.

Holly, I would suggest that you read Dr. Stoll's book and articles on this site and the articles I have "borrowed" and collected on my site. You can find the link below.

Peter



To Peter Wray

Posted by Holly on April 09, 1998 at 14:32:52:

In Reply to: Re: Searching for translation to NAG - ATTENTION: Mattb OR Peter Wray posted by Peter Wray on April 09, 1998 at 12:33:36:

Thanks Peter -

You and Kyra havae been very helpful. I was reading your reply to Mattb back in March about leaky gut and he had spoken about NAG which you had in turn replied to him that you wanted to know what that acronym stood for... ANYWAYS, I am very interested in visiting your site, but when I try to open it with clicking on the link in your reply, it doesn't open anything! Could you please send me the web site address? THANKS a BUNCH!

Holly



Re: To Peter Wray

Posted by Peter Wray on April 09, 1998 at 15:37:15:

In Reply to: To Peter Wray posted by Holly on April 09, 1998 at 14:32:52:

Holly,
I sent you an email message with the correct address (I hope) - I'll also try to submit it here or you can get to it from Dr. Stoll's LINKS page.

Hope one of these works.

Peter



Re: Searching for translation to NAG - ATTENTION: Mattb OR Peter Wray

Posted by Kyra Kitts on April 09, 1998 at 22:13:26:

In Reply to: Re: Searching for translation to NAG - ATTENTION: Mattb OR Peter Wray posted by Peter Wray on April 09, 1998 at 12:33:36:


Dear Peter,

Thanks for relaying that you have info about NAG on your site. I'll be perusing it soon. Always so much to learn!

Kyra



Re: Searching for translation to NAG - ATTENTION: Mattb OR Peter Wray

Posted by Kyra Kitts on April 10, 1998 at 04:56:27:


Thanks Peter!

I'll be looking forward to reading the articles.

Kyra


White coating is clearing!

Posted by Pamela J. on April 15, 1998 at 04:36:26:

Dear Walt,

The white coating on my tongue is clearing up. It really started clearing up when I began drinking Ensure and now I am taking a liquid drink from a Homeopath with lots of vitamins and minerals and other ingredients she said would help the Leaky Gut Syndrome you spoke of. It is AMAZING wha the increase in vitamins have done for me. I feel much better, my stomach feels better, I feel better emotionally and this happened in a few weeks time.

I am so glad that I listened to my intuition and went to someone who could help me increase the nutrition I was taking in.

There is still a little coating and I know it will take time to keep healing. I hope one day I can take the 'ginger root juice' you speak of. Until then, the vitamins and the drink mix the naturopath gave me to help get the balance of bacteria in my intestinal tract is really helping. There has been a 70% improvement in the coating. My tongue is not as swollen and red anymore. I read that vitamin deficiencies and especially the B vitamins like niacin can really show up in the tongue.

I suppose the daily meditation is helping too. I just feel less tense and more at peace.

Thanks Walt, for encouraging me to listen to my 'bodymind'.

sincerely,
pamela


auto immune disease

Posted by Vikki Marie on April 15, 1998 at 21:50:27:

Dear Doctor:
My daughter went to dermatologist because she has some kind of bumps on her skin, thought it was insect bites. Also, she has two bald spot on her head and she is shedding a lot of hair. The derma said she had eczema and the bald spot is caused by auto immune disease. Can you tell me what is this disease and what is the cause of it. Is there any cure for this?
Thank you
Vikki


elevated body temperature/low grade fever

Posted by Denise Peterson on April 16, 1998 at 21:34:49:

About a year and a half ago I began having recurring bouts of low grade fever.(around 99.6 at the most) My normal body temperature has always been below 98.6. The only other real sympton I've had has been "tremor" which began in March, 1997, after several months of running the low fever. The tremors are tolerable, now that I'm taking Inderal. I have been under a doctor's(Internist) care and have not been able to find any underlying cause for my symptoms. My doctor has me taking Zoloft to hopefully "break the cycle." Overall, I've been feeling a whole lot better, but still do not feel quite "normal." Many evenings my temperature is still a little above normal. I am not looking for a diagnosis, but merely some possible explanations!


Re: White coating is clearing!

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 17, 1998 at 10:48:26:

In Reply to: White coating is clearing! posted by Pamela J. on April 15, 1998 at 04:36:26:

Dear Pam,

Thanks for sharing your experiences. They will do more to get people started healing themselves than anything I can say. I can paint the path but they still have to take that first step. THAT is what your testimonial does best.

It is not that these approaches do not work---THEY DO! It is that we all have been brought up believing the propaganda of the AMA that their narrow paradigm is the only way to think. Guess who profits by THAT?

The dangers of smoking were known at least by the 50s. Here we are, more than 40 years later, finally beginning to believe that the self-serving reports by the tobacco companies were lies.

Namaste` Walt



Re: auto immune disease

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 17, 1998 at 11:49:22:

In Reply to: auto immune disease posted by Vikki Marie on April 15, 1998 at 21:50:27:

Dear Vikki Marie,

Eczema IS an autoimmune disease.

Since I learned enough to look for it, I have yet to see a case of eczema that did not also have candida-related syndrome. When the candida was dealt with, the eczema went away.

You would profit by reading a copy of my book (link below) AND reading some of the references in the back about candida.

THEN, if you still have questions, write again.

As she gets well, I hope you will share your experiences with the BB participants so others with this bothersome condition will know that there are options that the conventional medical monopoly are not sharing with patients.

Walt



Re: Getting Started

Posted by Gerry on April 17, 1998 at 15:52:15:

I'm just learning about LGS and think I've had it awhile also. For years I've suffered IBS and tried the psyllium products. I found they upset my stomach. My doc steered me to a similar product, Citricel, which I thought was the same, so had not tried it. It seems to help, without the stomach upset, so it must be based on a different material. Might be worth a try.


odoriferous poop

Posted by Robert Morris on April 18, 1998 at 09:46:44:

What can be done to stop odoriferous poop?


Seborrhea

Posted by Robert Morris on April 18, 1998 at 09:50:32:

Any information on a cure for seborrhea would be appreciated.

Thanks, Bob Morris


Re: elevated body temperature/low grade fever

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 18, 1998 at 10:57:43:

In Reply to: elevated body temperature/low grade fever posted by Denise Peterson on April 16, 1998 at 21:34:49:

Dear Denise,

The most common cause would be undiagnosed parasitosis. Even the best lab in this country (ten times as accurate as the local labs your conventional doc would use) only finds 1/5 of the parasites in a "test" sample. Repeated tests have a higher accuracy.

You could find the closest doc who has the training & experience to help you with this by calling (800) 522-4762 and asking them for the closest docs who would know how to order a Comprehensive Stool Analysis AND a Purged Stool Analysis--as well as what to do about the results. THEN, you would be on your way to seeing if this VERY common cause is yours.

NEXT, you ARE aware that there is a normal diurnal variation in temperatures? Oral temperature is normally 97.6 F on arising (basal), 98.6 at early afternoon & 99.6 on retiring. As one gets older, those temps tend to go up a little until after age 60 when they tend to start going down again.

Since the psychoactive drugs helped, you should read William Philpott, MD's book about "Brain Allergies". People with parasites have a LOT more problem with this and their temps are generally mildly elevated.

Let us know what you come up with.

Walt



Re: Seborrhea

Posted by GIGO on April 19, 1998 at 00:13:25:

In Reply to: Seborrhea posted by Robert Morris on April 18, 1998 at 09:50:32:

I suffered from seborrhea for most of my life until I discovered in 1986 that seborrhea is believed to be caused by an overgrowth
of the yeast Pityrosporum ovale, usually as the result of excessive use of antibiotics. I underwent oral treatment with ketoconazole
(Nizoral), a powerful prescription antifungal, which wiped out the seborrhea as well as my systemic candida. Neither has returned
since. Of course, I have followed an anti-candida diet (which turned out to be the O-type diet), eliminating wheat and corn.

As an alternate to prescription antifungals, you might try olive leaf extract.


Re: Seborrhea

Posted by Robert Morris on April 19, 1998 at 12:13:15:

In Reply to: Re: Seborrhea posted by GIGO on April 19, 1998 at 00:13:25:

Thanks GIGO, l will get some olive leaf extract and give it a try.





Re: odoriferous poop

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 20, 1998 at 14:43:10:

In Reply to: odoriferous poop posted by Robert Morris on April 18, 1998 at 09:46:44:

Dear Robert,

Each species "poop" is designed to smell bad to THAT species. So, short of being so pure of spirit as that Hindu Guru, whose "poop" smelled like roses, we are all doomed to having unpleasant smelling "poop".

However, I am going to assume that you mean ESPECIALLY BAD SMELLING POOP. That kind of poop is usually caused by fermentation taking place in the gut rather than digestion. This is a common result of the leaky gut syndrome we have been discussing here on this BB for years (& Newsweek finally caught up with the "possibility" of it in the 11/17/97 issue.

Suffice it to say, this is a signal to your bodymind that you need to change something. I would find a good local Naturopath and learn about LGS and what you could do to improve your digestion. Send $5 to the AANP (American Association of Naturopathic Physicians), 2366 Eastlake Avenue East #322, Seattle, WA 98102. They will send you a listing of the good Naturopaths in your area AND an explanation about what Naturopathy is.

As your "poop" gets less smelly (&, incidentally you also start feeling a lot healthier) I hope you will share your experiences with the BB participants. Lots of people do not take this seriously. I am glad that you had the courage to mention it. You will be, too.

Walt



Re: Seborrhea

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 20, 1998 at 14:53:45:

In Reply to: Seborrhea posted by Robert Morris on April 18, 1998 at 09:50:32:

Dear Robert,

Seborrhea is an indication of improper fat metabolism which, in this country, is most commonly caused by a deficiency of essential oils.

Go to the link: Essential Oils. Then, go to the link: Modern Medical Interpretation of Stress.

You should notice an improvement of the seborrhea in about 3 months with the oil alone. However, if you want a permanent cure, you are going to have to learn how to turn off your chronic fight or flight effect you have been swimming in for years before the seborrhea began.

If you have more questions, write again. As your seborrhea goes away, please share your experiences with the BB participants. There are a lot of people out there suffering needlessly.

Walt




Re: Seborrhea

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 20, 1998 at 16:19:05:

In Reply to: Re: Seborrhea posted by GIGO on April 19, 1998 at 00:13:25:

Dear GIGO,

I agree with everything you have said. I would, however, remind everyone that these infectious agents are everywhere. Why do we not all have it?

That is why I like to focus on what will allow the person's own immunity to resolve the problem------then it will never recurr.

Walt


Re: odoriferous poop

Posted by Robert Morris on April 21, 1998 at 22:52:11:

In Reply to: Re: odoriferous poop posted by Walt Stoll on April 20, 1998 at 14:43:10:

Walt,

My wife and I thank you for your excellent information. We plan to take your advice. Will let you know how we make out.

Bob & Wendy



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