Leaky Gut Syndrome historical posts July 1998

Re: Ionic Calcium Deficiency (LGS Testimonial)

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 01, 1998 at 08:37:43:

Dear Nancy,

Thanks for your testimonial. It seems that personal experience convinces more people of the validity of the wellness approach than anything I can say.

Congratulations on your sticking with it. You are just beginning to see the benefits. Let us know how you keep doing! Helping others move toward wellness IS an aspect of our own!

I have read MAH,MAS about 10 times & keep getting more out of it each time. You will too. MY book is a door opener. Dr Pelletier's is designed for a deeper understanding of what seems to be the major contributor to all chronic conditions.

I would be very surprised if your biofeedback check did not show that you were reaching the "relaxation response".

Namaste` Walt



Re: Ionic Calcium Deficiency (LGS Testimonial)

Posted by Nancy on July 01, 1998 at 15:00:53:

In Reply to: Re: Ionic Calcium Deficiency (LGS Testimonial) posted by Walt Stoll on July 01, 1998 at 08:37:43:

Walt

My biofeedback showed that I am reaching the alpha state, but not maintaining it long enough. I've only been playing the brainsync tapes for a few days, so I'm confident that I'll get better and better at it and so is my biofeedback therapist.

Thanks, and enjoy your 4th weekend!

Nancy



Re: stomach bloating

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 01, 1998 at 09:43:48:

Dear Aimee,

This is exactly what I have been talking about for the past 20 years (and several years on the internet). Candida CANNOT be permanently "cured" without dealing with the suscpetibility factors that made that person capable of "getting" the fungus. ALL people with candida MUST have had LGS (leaky gut syndrome) prior to the fungus geting out of control. Candida yeasts (the inactive "seed" form) are EVERYWHERE on this planet. One cannot breathe in, eat or drink anything or touch their lips without sending these candida yeasts down the gullet. The only thing that keeps ANY of us from the candida "seed" sprouting in our gut is the normal complement of bacteria in the gut that maintains an environment VERY unfriendly to the candida. LGS destroys this balance.

The most common cause of LGS is total body "bracing" which is ALWAYS present with fibromyalgia. The autoimmune factor with FMS is also always directly related to the LGS leaking peptides (poorly digested proteins).

Isn't it interestoing how all of this fits together?

Use the archives for this website & read everything you can find about all of this. THEN, if you still have questions, write again.

Actually, it would probably be a lot easier (and make more sense to you at this stage of your understanding) to get a copy of my 200 page book (link on this page).

Walt



Re: ELISA test

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 01, 1998 at 10:25:01:

Dear Nina,

ELISA is a complex & relatively expensive test for what you may be "hypersensitive" to. NOT a test of your immunity.

In MY experience, elimination/provocation testing is MUCH more accurate and MUCH less expensive.

Besides, you could not have had candida without first having leaky gut syndrome. 95% of all hypersensitivities are due to LGS.

So what if you learn what you are sensitive to? If you just cut those things out, you may well get temoprary benefits. However, you will just eat something else more often to make up. Then, your LGS will allow you to become hypersensitive to that. You can see that the end result must be your living in a glass house & being fed baked platypus through a glass straw. This is not the kind of life you want to live.

SO, I am not opppsed to the ELISA. It is just that you have to decide what you want to accomplish in the short run AND the long run.

Walt


Leaky-Gut Syndrome

Posted by Brent Barber on July 01, 1998 at 10:53:59:

I have had leaky gut for about 15 years and only recently discovered a therapy that has dramatically reduced intestinal lining permeability and my allergic symptoms to food and airborne toxins. Principally, MSM has been the greatest therapeutic aid as it appears to coat the lining of the gut, thereby substantially decreasing hyperpermeability; and it also exhibits a remarkable anti-microbial property which probably derives from increased competition on lining receptor sites (the bacteria, i.e. Candida can't hang on). I have tried nearly everything under the sun, and nothing comes close in the level of relief this product provides. I heartily reccommend it to anyone suffering from this affliction. I use Tri-Medica brand MSM as it appears to be the mildest in my own comparative trails. I would also suggest a probitoic (friendly flora) which is vital to gut repair [I use Rhephe-flora brand], EFA therapy - primarily borage oil, as the GLA is involved in gut maintenance and immune function; also omega-3 fish oil, and a wide range of anti-microbials, including berberines (I use Phyto-biotic by Enzymatic Therapy), Garlic (Nature's Plus Herbal Actives), grapefruit seed extract and artemesia (another excellent product is Candida Formula by Enzymatic Therapy which uses oregano and thyme oils). In addition, NAG, NAC and Kudzu root extract are indicated for leaky-gut. These 4 legs of therapy (MSM, probiotics, EFA's and anti-microbials) has so dramatically improved my condition in the last few months that I can nearly envision a cure and return to normalcy! My condition progressed to the point of URS (universal reactor syndrome) so I would imagine that most anyone would do well on this therapy, given that I had previously been unable to treat my conditon due to a hypersensitivity to most of these products. MSM enabled me to begin the rest of the therapy - and I cannot overestimate the profound difference this supplement has made in my life! I have only rarely heard it mentioned in connection with this problem, but it has worked for me. God Bless, Brent


Re: Leaky-Gut Syndrome

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 02, 1998 at 09:40:42:

In Reply to: Leaky-Gut Syndrome posted by Brent Barber on July 01, 1998 at 10:53:59:

Thanks, Brent, and congratulations for having found the combination that helps for you.

ALL of these things have been shown to help some people for periods of time. Of course, combining them will help more people for LONGER periods of time.

HOWEVER, without your learning WHY you are susceptible to this problem, EVENTUALLY it will come back right while you are continuing to use them.

NOW, while they are working is the BEST time for you to become a student of why you got this in the first place & do something about that.

Without the regular practice of an effective skilled relaxation technique (as described so many places on this 'site) your problem will inevitably come back.

"Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer", by Dr Pelletier, was written about you more than 20 years ago & has been updated regularly since then. You would be wise to read it several times & then get back to me with your questions. MY book was written as a simple introduction to your process AND what to do about it (link in this page)..

Walt



Re: Leaky-Gut Syndrome

Posted by Vicki on July 02, 1998 at 14:53:29:

In Reply to: Leaky-Gut Syndrome posted by Brent Barber on July 01, 1998 at 10:53:59:

Brent,
You might be interested to hear that you are not alone in obtaining relief of leaky gut symptoms by taking MSM. My husband has had symptoms as long as I've known him (18 years). He started taking MSM just 2 weeks ago (not for leaky gut), and we began to notice a difference in his symptoms after only a few days. I was going to wait longer before posting anything about this unexpected improvement in his condition. I thought 2 weeks wasn't long enough to say with any certainty that MSM was responsible, so I was especially glad to read that someone else had had a similar experience. Hewas diagnosed as a "malabsorber" of nutrients several years ago, and I thought perhaps the MSM was enabling his body to make better use of nutrients (in addition to whatever else it might be doing). Like you, he was unable to tolerate a lot of supplements (e.g., fish oil) that might have been beneficial. As for his practicing skilled relaxation, in the condition he was in, it wasn't a realistic option. I was scouting around for some kind of machine that might be able to induce alpha and theta waves electronically. Maybe now, however, we can try other methods. My husband isn't cured, but he's better than he's been since I've known him.



Colloidal Silver

Posted by Greg on July 02, 1998 at 08:27:06:

Walt,

I have been using Colloidal Silver to great effect for several
months now. I have seen a thread on the D'Adamo site which
basically says that C.S. is poison and worthless. I was
wondering if you could set the record straight. The poster
in question seems to have 'medical' credentials, and I am
certain that my own empirical evidence would be attacked
for that reason.

-Greg




Re: Colloidal Silver

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 03, 1998 at 06:28:36:

In Reply to: Colloidal Silver posted by Greg on July 02, 1998 at 08:27:06:

Dear Greg,

I have a big file on Colloidal Silver but I have never recommended it to anyone.

Sixty years ago colloidal silver had been used for many years but was falling into disrepute because of the long term toxicity. The advent of antibiotics accelerated this "phasing out".

Silver is a "heavy metal". ALL heavy metals tend to accumulate in the body and ALL are toxic in trace amounts.

The problem is that CS is effective in the short term--just as antibiotics, cortisone, etc., are. It is the "whoops factor" that I am concerned about.

All of the papers about silver's toxicity, 50-60 years ago have been forgotten. Those who ignore history will be doomed to repeat it.

I am open to learning more but I am convinced that the best answer we have so far is to promote the function of the bodymind God gave us (wellness). It is the highest expression of evolution on the planet. A healthy bodymind is nearly invulnerable.

Thanks, Walt



circulation and LGS

Posted by Aimee on July 03, 1998 at 17:39:29:

Does improving overall blood circulation (with herbs and exercise) help with the leaky gut situation?


Re: circulation and LGS

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 03, 1998 at 18:35:38:

In Reply to: circulation and LGS posted by Aimee on July 03, 1998 at 17:39:29:

Dear Aimee,

YES!

However, the only thing I have seen that does this enough is the skilled rerlaxation that gets rid of WHY the circulation is reduced in the first place!

Walt



Re: Mom of 5-year old with Eczema/Asthma - Ready to Work!

Posted by Carolyn Avila on July 12, 1998 at 10:01:29:

My 29 year old daughter, Amber has suffered with Eczema most of her life. When her infant son developed this same condition, she really became upset seeing him suffer and so frustrated because nothing over the counter or prescribed by doctors did much for either of them. I have always studied and used herbal treatments for my children but we couldn't find much relief their either. This story has a happy ending, so please read on. Besides being a self-taught herbalist, I am a certified home health aid, nutritionalist and student of physical fitness. Because of Amber and her son's suffering I set my mind to find a treatment for them. To make a long story short. I have found it! After much study about the healing effects of many different types of seaweed and how powerful they can be, I developed a special combination of seaweeds that are most healing to skin diseases, put them in brew bags and waited for my daughter to pay me a two week visit. I hoped to see some improvement in her skin after several baths, soaking in this seaweed formula. To our surprise and extreme pleasure, after the very first bath soak, all her blisers were completely gone!! She only had slight redness left. A few days later after a second seaweed soak, even the redness is gone. Her 3 year old son responded equally well. Amber explained how bad the suffering of many people, especially children is, many much worse than her and has demanded that I market my treatment to as many people as possible. I have been getting others to try my bath brews and so far all have responded very well. I now have two distributors who are very interested in marketing this new product in nutritional stores. So it will be available in a few months. In the mean time I am happy to supply sample brew packages to anyone who would like to try this all natural treatment and would like to have your testimonies back to add to my growing list of users. E-mail me if you would like to try this. The ingredients are all natural but you probably should check with your doctor first about alergies.....Hope I can help, Carolyn


Re: Mom of 5-year old with Eczema/Asthma - Ready to Work!

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 13, 1998 at 07:06:28:

In Reply to: Re: Mom of 5-year old with Eczema/Asthma - Ready to Work! posted by Carolyn Avila on July 12, 1998 at 10:01:29:

Dear Carolyn,

Thanks for the testimonial. I hope you can convince others who have relief to share their experiences here on the BB.

MY concern is that the results will not be permanent and that , eventually, even this remedy will no longer work--for that invidual. We have a pretty good idea of what causes eczema and without doing something about the leaky gut & complicating candida (or other parasitosis), eventually any treatment like this will stop working. Besides, the eczema is but ONE of the tips of the iceberg that is REALLY the problem. There are many other "tips" that will eventually show up if the message of the eczema is not heeded.

ANY non-toxic treatment like this IS worth while, if only to relieve some of the suffering while the person takes that opportunity to learn what is behind the problem.

Walt



Re: Mom of 5-year old with Eczema/Asthma - Ready to Work!

Posted by Nancy Brien on July 13, 1998 at 15:05:14:

In Reply to: Re: Mom of 5-year old with Eczema/Asthma - Ready to Work! posted by Carolyn Avila on July 12, 1998 at 10:01:29:


Hello Carolyn,

I read with great interest your posting on the herbal bath remedy you've developed for severe ecezema. I have a 15 month old baby, whose diet consists primarily of basmati rice and distilled water who suffers terribly from eczema if we deviate at all from this diet. I've tried numerous holistic approaches, refusing steroids except during the most extreme flair ups. We do see a nutritionalist who makes him a custom vitamin compound to compensate for his nutritionally-void diet. Nonetheless, I would love to try your herbal bath remedy. I'm happy to purchase the samples, especially if you've been deluged with requests since your posting went out. In any event, just tell me how to proceed.
I'm delighted that your family has found relief from this therapy.


Re: Mom of 5-year old with Eczema/Asthma - Ready to Work!

Posted by Michelle Knakkergaard on July 14, 1998 at 22:15:15:

In Reply to: Re: Mom of 5-year old with Eczema/Asthma - Ready to Work! posted by Carolyn Avila on July 12, 1998 at 10:01:29:

We are the parents of a 6 year old daughter, kinsey, who
is suffering with severe eczema. We fel very sorry for her and continuously hope and explore for any new healing solutions for her. We feel like we have tried everything and are getting frustrated . we would be very interested in exploring your seaweed bath soak. Can we obtain a sample from you. Thank you!


Re: Mom of 5-year old with Eczema/Asthma - Ready to Work!

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 15, 1998 at 11:11:12:

In Reply to: Re: Mom of 5-year old with Eczema/Asthma - Ready to Work! posted by Michelle Knakkergaard on July 14, 1998 at 22:15:15:

Dear Michelle,

If you have read my note to Carolyn, you know my position about it. I believe that it will produce temporary benefits and your note tells me that you have had enough of that. That is not a reason to not use it.

Go to the archives for this site and read everything you can find about eczema & psoriasis (caused by the same mechanisms). This is a resolvable problem but NOT by doing less than dealing with the causes.

Walt



bowel cleansing

Posted by sam on July 12, 1998 at 20:54:42:

Walt:
Hi and welcome back!
The cause of my LGS, candida, adrenal problem, etc. is stress. Do you recommend(is it necessary) bowel cleaning during healing or later on?(to remove sludge that encrusts and possibly retains nasty organisms)? Especially with weakened adrenals.What about enema's? If so, what would you suggest?
By the way, in lieu of either, I would rather do MY healing thru meditation as I already am beginning to see changes.
Just wondering about the long haul.
Sam


Re: bowel cleansing

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 13, 1998 at 08:13:16:

In Reply to: bowel cleansing posted by sam on July 12, 1998 at 20:54:42:

Dear Sam,

Colonics and oral bowel cleansing programs will give you a "leg up" on symptom relief. However, your meditation will obviate the need for same within 6-12 months.

Done by a knowledgable colon therapist will cause no harm & give you the best results.

Walt



msm

Posted by john hradek on July 13, 1998 at 09:48:05:

DR. STOLL, I HAVE READ ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF MSM IN REGARD TO MITIGATING ALLERGIC SYMPTOMS, AND HELPING WITH DIGESTIVE PROBEMS (E.G. LEAKY GUT). ONE BOOK STATES THAT IT PROVIDES A "TEFLON LIKE" COATING IN THE INTESTINES, BUT AT THE SAME TIME INCREASES PERMEABILITY OF MOST TYPES OF CELLS. SOUNDS CONTRADICTORY. ANY COMMENTS? INCIDENTALLY, I SUFFER FROM LEAKY GUT , CANDIDA OVERGROWTH AND DAILY CHRONIC HIVES. I HAVE BEEN RELIGIOUSLY DOING YOUR 3 PRONGED APPROACH (WHOLE FOODS,SKILLED RELAXATION- SELF HYPNOSIS,AEROBIC EXCERSIZE)FOR A MONTH. NO DOUBT I FEEL BETTER, BUT I'M STILL SICK, I REALIZE IT TAKES TIME, BUT I'M FEELING A TON OF ANXIETY , ESPECIALLY ABOUT THE HIVES AND I'M LOOKING FOR ANYTHING ELSE THAT MAY HELP. THANKS.


Re: msm

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 14, 1998 at 10:13:15:

In Reply to: msm posted by john hradek on July 13, 1998 at 09:48:05:

Dear John,

First, about your practice:

What you are doing shoujld get you "feeling better" in the month you have been doing it. However, you are just scratching the surface of the benefits. You should see more benefits every week now. It is going to take 6-12 months to resolve the causes for your problem.

ALSO, some of the complicating conditions that finally result from LGS are NOT curable without dealing directly with them--once the LGS is resolved. C-RS is one of them and other parasitosis are some more. There is really no need to address them till the LGS is under control since they would just recur upon stopping specific treatment.

Your hives will disappear sooner than the LGS (most likely) unless they are being triggered mainly by the leaking of specific peptides (poorly digested proteins). If THAT is the case, you could speed up the resolution of the hives by doing a therapeutic trial of eliminating one thing at a time & see your results. If you are not familiar with the "elimination/provocation" approach to determining this, write again.

So far as msm is concerned, you would get better information by going to the website www.fxmed.com
These people have been pioneers in restoring the integrity of the gut wall for many years. They have not yet appreciated WHY so many people HAVE lgs but are ahead of me about the substances rthat can be used to restore function while reversing the causes.

Let us know what you learn.

Walt



children and LGS

Posted by Aimee on July 13, 1998 at 12:15:20:

Walt, can children be born with LGS? I have a 5 year old daughter who was born with eczema, ( I was also born with this), and you said eczema was caused by LGS. She does have dairy allergies and her skin problem is very minimal when she does not eat dairy.


Re: children and LGS

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 14, 1998 at 10:43:30:

In Reply to: children and LGS posted by Aimee on July 13, 1998 at 12:15:20:

Dear Aimee,

YES they can. They can even be born with candida-related syndrome which is an extention of the LGS. This is especially true if they have a genetic predisposition--which is likely since you both have it.

Also, the likelyhood is that she is not only sensitive to dairy but the next most likely substance in this culture: wheat. There is a whole list of things common to this culture--in the order of their likelyhood. If you can recall the earliest things you added to her diet as an infant, they might be higher on her list than what is average. You might try a month of TOTAL elimination of wheat while keeping her off every trace of dairy & see what happens. Frequently, the combination triggers are more of a problem than anyhting alone (for eczema). Remember, it takes a week to get this stuff out of her system and then 4 weeks for the skin to replace itself. I would wait about 6 weeks to see how good she might get before considering putting either back in.

In the end just eliminating things, as she becomes sensitive to them, is not the answer. Dealing with the LGS IS. If only elimination is used, eventually she will become sensitive to the things she is eating to take their places (BECAUSE of the LGS). Is this making sense to you?

Walt



Re: children and LGS

Posted by Aimee on July 14, 1998 at 21:50:51:

In Reply to: Re: children and LGS posted by Walt Stoll on July 14, 1998 at 10:43:30:

Yes, this does make sense to me because I have done extensive reading on LGS, candida, and eczema, considering I have all of the above. However, if a child is born with these things, then they could not have been caused by stress build-up, could they? And in that case, is the treatment still the same (skilled relaxation)?
Besides the eczema, she seems to be pretty healthy except for she was born with VSD(ventricular septal defect). She does seem to tire out pretty fast, but I'm not sure if this is related to candida or her heart. I really appreciate all of your help.


Re: children and LGS

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 15, 1998 at 11:07:34:

In Reply to: Re: children and LGS posted by Aimee on July 14, 1998 at 21:50:51:

Dear Aimee,

The answers are yes & yes.

The fact that she has VSD helps me understand why she could have this so early in life. Children seldom (if ever) have only one congenital defect. She likely has it in the GI stress system as well.

Her present fatigue is probably a combination of the candida AND the VSD. Clearing either one would probably resolve the fatigue.

Walt



Re: children and LGS

Posted by Aimee on July 15, 1998 at 17:05:38:

In Reply to: Re: children and LGS posted by Walt Stoll on July 15, 1998 at 11:07:34:

Walt, what is your opinion of VSD. I stopped taking her to MDs because they wanted to do surgery on her heart if it had not closed up by the time she was one. Her growth is fine and she is not at all small for her age. My naturopathic doctor told me that sometimes the hole does not close up til the child is 18 years old. I am not really concerned with the VSD and trust in God to take care of her, and I am would not allow them to do surgery. I would like to know what you think. Also about the candida and LGS. Should I treat the candida with the diet,etc. or just concentrate on taking care of the LGS with relaxation. I don't quite understand if you're saying that the skilled relaxation will take care of all of the problem or that the candidiasis needs to be treated in addition to relaxing. In my case, I've spent 4 years and thousands of dollars treating the candida with fairly good results, but am now seeing symptoms returning and wish I had known about the true cause in the first place. Please advise and thank you!!! Aimee


Re: children and LGS

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 16, 1998 at 10:33:29:

In Reply to: Re: children and LGS posted by Aimee on July 15, 1998 at 17:05:38:

Dear Aimee,

You have the AMA to thank for your not knowing about the causes before this. See the references in my note on the FAQ page about "Why My License Was Revoked".

Once the candida is established, frequently just dealing with the LGS (why the candida got started in the first place) is not enough & the candida must also be treated once the LGS is gone.

The reasons your symptomns are coming back is BECAUSE, in spite of your successful routing of the candida with treatment, nothing was done about WHY you are susceptible to the candida. This is what I have been talking about for years on the internet.

Whether to fix the VSD is always a judgement call based on whether she has any symptoms or signs AND the size of the hole. Even you are saying that you are not sure whether her fatigue might not be caused by the VSD. Without knowing anything at all about her I would be suspicious that it was at least contributing to such fatigue at her age.

Part of the problem is that, left go too long, it is not repairable without great risk to her life. To understand THAT, you would have to know about pulmonary hypertension and that must be explained by your cardiac surgeon. Perhaps I could say more if I knew the size of the hole. Generally, surgeons do not recommend surgery for this unless the size is such that future problems are likely.
People still die from this repair (at surgery) even though it is a LOT safer than only 10 years ago.


Walt


Endoscopy fear

Posted by Phyllis on July 14, 1998 at 14:00:02:

I am having an endoscopy performed on Friday. I am not looking forward to a tube going down my throat. Does anyone have any comforting thoughts on this procedure.


Re: Endoscopy fear

Posted by Ken Bell on July 15, 1998 at 09:11:49:

In Reply to: Endoscopy fear posted by Phyllis on July 14, 1998 at 14:00:02:

I have had several endoscopies both upper and lower and once they inject Versaid (sp??) into your veins, you won't have any idea what is going on and the nice thing about that drug is that in general you won't remember anything either. I am having another upper endoscopy today (7-15-98)with the possiblity of another esophogeal stretch. My problem started with Irritable Bowel Syndrome into Reflux and now my esophogus is narrowing or scarred or something. I had this procedure done back in January of this year and it helped immensely, but I am not looking forward to it again. My current problem is after about 4 or 5 bites of food, it feels like the food is stuck in my throat. It seems to be right at the base of my throat and it takes awhile for it to finally feel like the food has moved. It makes eating uncomfortable and I have lost about 10-15 pounds again over the last 3 weeks. (Need to lose some weight, just not this way) Anyway, don't fear the endoscopy, it is painless and you won't remember a thing, remember to ask for Versaid. May God grant you peace and assurance during this procedure.


Re: Endoscopy fear

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 15, 1998 at 10:28:49:

In Reply to: Re: Endoscopy fear posted by Ken Bell on July 15, 1998 at 09:11:49:

Dear Ken,

Thanks for your accurate & reassuring endoscopy description.

I would urge you to consider, however, that endoscopy is doing nothing for WHY you have these problems which are ALL related.

When you are ready to focus your efforts on geting rid of these problems, rather than just diagnosing them & treating the tips of the iceberg, I would suggest 2 references to start (in this order):
1. Read a copy of my book (link on this page). THEN, only if that makes sense to you should you take the next step and read a book that was written about you:
2. "Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer" by Dr Pelletier (referenced in the back of MY book).

Once you have that under your belt, if you still have questions, write again. As you get well, I hope you will take the time to share your experiences with the participants of this bulletin board. Others deserve to know that they do not have to be a victim of this process.

Walt



Re: Endoscopy fear-Re: Ken

Posted by Phyllis on July 15, 1998 at 16:56:54:

In Reply to: Re: Endoscopy fear posted by Ken Bell on July 15, 1998 at 09:11:49:

Ken,
Thank you for your comforting words. I feel better about the procedure. I hope that you will find solutions to your medical problems.


Dr. Stoll, I see a contradiction

Posted by Peggy on July 14, 1998 at 14:44:32:

Dr. Stoll,

I have read the following responses and others like it that you gave people on this site regarding ulcerative colitis: "UC was one of the very first life-threatening conditions that was routinely resolvable by a holistic viewpoint." "Rest assured, this is resolvable."

So, I ordered your book only to be let down. It contains almost the same sentence, only, replace the word "resolvable" with "responded." Also, in the last paragraph of the IBS chapter it talks about how using the relaxation response will help allopathic treatment work better and you may be able to reduce medications. That doesn't sound "resolved" to me.

So, which is it? Is UC resolvable?... or just controllable?

Peggy



Re: Dr. Stoll, I see a contradiction

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 15, 1998 at 10:40:35:

In Reply to: Dr. Stoll, I see a contradiction posted by Peggy on July 14, 1998 at 14:44:32:

Dear Peggy,

The word is "resolvable" but only if the person is willing to actually do what is recommended. The AMA types are very jealous of anything that might look like competition to their ineffective approach and so, in any publication, one must include conventional treatment as "the standard of practice".

Also, while one is doing what will resolve this problem, they will probably need the symptom suppression of conventional medicine. I would not want anyone to stop conventional treatment until it was apparent to everyone that it was no longer needed. The reason I even mentioned "at least reducing the doses of conventional treatment" was that most people are not willing to do all of what is recommended to resolve evne this terrible condition. As soon as they start improving (with even the least compliance) they tend to stop doing what helped so quickly--or at least start cutting corners. Then, they only are able to reduce their dosages.

I hope this is helping you understand.

Finally, if only the chapter about intestinal conditions is read, the entire purpose of my book is lost and the person will much less likely resolve something as deeply seated as UC. SOME people can resolve UC just with biofeedback. However, I am talking about what will resolve every case.

Thanks for your question. It gives me a forum for helping others with the same question. If you have any suggestions as to how to get these points across in my new, expanded & updated edition---without making it a "tome"--I would be very grateful.

Walt

Walt



Re: Dr. Stoll, I see a contradiction

Posted by Peggy on July 15, 1998 at 17:51:45:

In Reply to: Re: Dr. Stoll, I see a contradiction posted by Walt Stoll on July 15, 1998 at 10:40:35:

Dr. Stoll,

Of course I read the entire book, not just the IBS chapter. I also read "Mind as Healer..."

I have started working on meditation. I take it you see this as the most important thing.

I'm confused about diet. Of how much importance is the Whole Foods Diet? I would love to eat a diet of whole foods, but it is very fiberous. And, as you know, with UC that would send me to the bathroom 500 times a day.

In all of my research and efforts in trying to heal myself of this nightmarish condition, DIET is the thing I'm most confused on. In eliminating fiber and my allergens, I'm not left with much in the way of nutritious foods. I don't know what to eat anymore.

Peggy





Re: Dr. Stoll, I see a contradiction

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 16, 1998 at 10:49:14:

In Reply to: Re: Dr. Stoll, I see a contradiction posted by Peggy on July 15, 1998 at 17:51:45:

Dear Peggy,

I would not put a lot of effort into diet (other than avoiding those things that you already know trigger reactions) for now. I would put all of my effort into learning an effective skilled relaxation technique (as substantiated by biofeedback--you know what I am referring to) and practicing it as many minutes a day as you can possibly spare. Twenty minutes twice a day has the most advantageous cost-benefit ratio although you will get more benefit for more time. Once you get proficient, I would add imagery to your practice. Your library has MANY references about how to do that.

In the meantime, I would contact the website www.fxmed.com and learn about the 4-R program. This will give you relief till you get enough benefits from the relaxation. Also, remember, combining this with a mild, daily exercise program will magnify your relaxation benefits. Just walking for an hour will do it.

Six months from now, you should be enough better that we could work with the diet. However, it might be just as important to diagnose your parasitosis & deal with that. No way to predict that now.

Walt



Shingles

Posted by Sue on July 14, 1998 at 22:37:20:

My elderly mother has shingles on her buttocks. Her doctor has been unable to get it cleared up. Any suggestions?


Re: Shingles

Posted by Adrianne on July 14, 1998 at 22:54:09:

In Reply to: Shingles posted by Sue on July 14, 1998 at 22:37:20:

I manage a health food store and had an elderly customer with repeated bouts of shingles for a 3 year period. We gave her a Lysine based vitamin and mineral supplement and told her to take about 5,000 to 10,000 mg's of vitamin C per day. She did this and in a matter of weeks saw a great improvement. Hope this helps


Re: Shingles

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 15, 1998 at 11:14:27:

In Reply to: Shingles posted by Sue on July 14, 1998 at 22:37:20:

Dear Sue,

The forward to my book (By Dr Anderson) has one of the many solutions. Also, I have yet to see a case that did not clear up within a week by using 100 grams of vitamin C intravenously every day for a few days.

Finally, shingles in an elderly person ALWAYS indicates a developing problem with the immune system. You both would be wise to heed this warning message her bodymind is sending & get busy boosting her immune system.

Walt



mystery illness

Posted by Tony Albergo on July 15, 1998 at 16:03:25:

Dr. Stoll:
I have been suffering for over a year now with various symptoms. I moved my bowels one afternoon, got really weak, passed out, and have never been the same since. My symptoms are weakness, faintness, dizziness, constant gastrointestinal distress (cramping, bloating, gas, pain, constipation, heartburn, reflux), muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes, headaches, tingling feeling in limbs, and a pain in my left middle back that has been coming and going throughout the course of each day since I became ill that still has never been explained. The pain gets especially intense if I sit up straight for any period of time, or if I eat fruits, nuts, certain vegetables, or oils. The pain always goes away if I lay down though. I have seen a neurologist, allergist, gastroenterologist, and pulmonary specialist. I've had an upper GI, a sigmoidoscopy, cat scans of every organ in my body, and was treated for the h-pylori bacteria. Nothing helped.
Finally, I turned to alternative medicine. I saw a chiropracter, a kinesiologist, an amma therapist, and a nutritionist, all with minimal results. As a last resort, I am seeing a Naturopath named James D'Adamo who diagnoses with irradology and pulsing, and treats according to his blood type diet. He feels I have severe gastritis, a possible ulcer, and weak adrenals, thyroid, and pancreas.
After 3 months on his very strict diet I would say I have improved about 5%, which really isn't much considering all the 'miracles' I have heard he's performed. I am really at my wit's end. I don't know what else to do. I have considered juicing but my doctor warned me against it. That was about the only other thing I could think of to try.
Then a friend on the internet read about my problems and highly recommended I read your website and come to you for help. I have read through most of it, and I find it very interesting, but I don't see anything that really applies to me, except for the ginger for reflux that I'd like to try, and maybe the leaky gut syndrome page. Otherwise, I'm still lost. Do you have any ideas? I really hope you do. My life is falling apart.

Sincerely,
Tony Albergo


Well, fancy meeting you here...

Posted by trish on July 15, 1998 at 18:31:51:

In Reply to: mystery illness posted by Tony Albergo on July 15, 1998 at 16:03:25:

Hi, Tony!

Glad to see you made it over here! Wow. I wasn't aware of the scope of your problems! I know Dr. Stoll will help you, but you'll have to be willing to work...I'm still reading his suggested books while I wait for my meditation CDs to arrive! There are a lot of helpful people on this board, too. Good luck - I can't wait to see what develops for you.

be well,
trish


Re: mystery illness

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 16, 1998 at 09:54:55:

In Reply to: mystery illness posted by Tony Albergo on July 15, 1998 at 16:03:25:

Dear Tony,

It is always easier to see in hindsight. However, in hindsight, it is apparent to me that the reason "nothing has worked" is that everybody has a treatment for you. What you need is KNOWLEDGE.

There is a book that was written about you. You can get a copy at the library to read but you will want your own copy of the latest edition (within the last few years). It is "Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer" by Dr Pelletier. I have read it about 10 times & I still learn more with each reading. You will be the same. You will want your own copy.

THEN, if you still have questions, write again. I would be VERY surprised if you did not have questions. I have been working to understand this for 40 years and still am just scratching the surface. It will not take you that long since you so not have a conventional medical education getting in your way AND you live it every day!

As you get well, I hope you will continue to share your experiences here on the BB. Your story will help a LOT of others see why THEY are not getting well.

Walt



Re: mystery illness - Thanks Dr.Stoll

Posted by Tony A. on July 17, 1998 at 16:23:37:

In Reply to: Re: mystery illness posted by Walt Stoll on July 16, 1998 at 09:54:55:

Dr. Stoll
I just wanted to thank you for getting back to me so fast. I really wasn't expecting a response at all. I was so happy when I saw there was one. I'm going to head right out to find the book you recommended. I'm assuming it has to do with relaxation, which I have been doing for two months now in the form of yoga and meditation. When I finish reading it, I'm sure I'll have plenty more questions for you, so I'll get back to then.
Thanks again for the help.

Sincerely,
Tony Albergo


Re: Constant Battle

Posted by Cheryl W. on July 15, 1998 at 22:55:17:

Hi Steve,

I have had the same troubles. I also am a colon hydrotherapist and have many people share their battle
stories.

The one thing I can tell you is that diet is a big factor.
I have recently started a program that I found in a book titled "The Body Ecology Diet". It really makes sense of all the confusing information out there. I feel much better and have stopped taking all supplements except acidophilus and a colon formula to help me have bowel movements. Of course I still have colonics to help with the cleansing process.
Of course you must realize it is not all that easy to change
or get back to health in the stressful world we live in.
You are on the right track though because you have started and it takes time. So be patient with yourself and go to the book store and look at that book. I hope this helps.
God Bless and be well.

Cheryl Lee


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Re: Constant Battle

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 16, 1998 at 11:27:48:

In Reply to: Re: Constant Battle posted by Cheryl W. on July 15, 1998 at 22:55:17:

Dear Cheryl,

I REALLY appreciate your help! I hope you will continue to "lurk" and help with others who need your expertise.

Walt



toddler chronic diarrhea

Posted by lee steitz on July 19, 1998 at 10:43:35:

Dear Dr. Stoll, My 2 year old daughter has had chronic diarrhea for her entire life. The docter wanted to do a biopsy for celiac but we decline. We don't give her eggs, gluten grains, corn, dairy or soy and her diarrhea improved briefly but is very bad again now. Tyoically very loose and 3-4 times a day. Her growth also slowed way down from about 9-18 months but has gotten better and is following the 25% curve while it was 90% in both height and weight up to 9 months-this is what made them suspect celiac.

I've been trying to decide what to do. Try a rotation diet? Have you heard of the "specific carbohydrate diet"?
What is MSM that I saw in a previous post? Please, I am very worried about her, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

lee


Re: toddler chronic diarrhea

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 20, 1998 at 09:03:33:

In Reply to: toddler chronic diarrhea posted by lee steitz on July 19, 1998 at 10:43:35:

Dear Lee,

If this child were mine, I would be seeing someone in your area who is competent to look for causes. Call (800) 522-4762 and ask them for a listing of physicians in your area who would know enough to order a comprehensive stool analysis and several purged stool analyses AND what to do about the results.

There is little doubt in MY mind (even with this little bit of data) that she has leaky gut complicated by parasitosis of which Candida is undoubtedly one.

Celiac, Crohn's, Malabsorbtion, are but different stages of the above causes and are more due to the genetic susceptibility of the individual than it is due to different causes.

In the meantime, if you have not already done so, read anything by William Crook, MD (especially focusing on children), Doris Rapp, MD, Sherry Rogers, MD, John Trowbridge, MD-----there are too many to mention. The CRIME is that the conventional docs are all wringing their hands with these "incurable" conditions but refuse to acknowledge that these enlightened physicians are clearing them up routinely by looking beyond the narrow paradigm of the conventional medical monopoly.

THEN, after you have this information under your belts, if you still have questions, write again. In the meantime, read all you can find in the archives & FAQ for this 'site, about leaky gut symdrome.

You could start helping her by learning about the 4-R program at 'site www.fxmed.com . This is not a cure for this but would do her more good, while you were learning, than anything you have done so far.

I agree about the biopsy. Any diagnosis you might get would not change what you are going to have to do to resolve this anyhow.

Because she showed up with this so early in life, it is apparent that she has a genetic susceptibility for this. Even though I have no doubt that you can clear up her symptoms, she will likely have to be careful all her life to prevent recurrence. Eventually, SHE will have to become the expert in this just as now YOU have to do it.

As she gets over this, please share your experiences with the BB participants. Others with similar problems deserve to know that they do not have to be trapped by the conventional medical monopoly.

Walt



Re: oral thrush revisited

Posted by andrew on July 19, 1998 at 15:37:47:

kim, if you need to get some extra LACTOBACILLUS ACIDOFPILUS in your body..... they are the good live bacteria in your body you can get the supplement a your local health food store and you need to eat organic yogurt with live cultures, it must be LIVE CULTURES to be of any help andrew


VEGETARIAN - PROPECIA - ZOLOFT - ACIDOPHILUS - THRUSH - WEIGHT - GAIN - HAIR LOSS

Posted by andrew on July 19, 1998 at 15:44:43:

I have been on PROPECIA 1MG for Three months and at the beginning of my second month I started to see new growth I have grown back 50% of my hair I would say....three months later i am having mood swings bad & I am angry at everyone and everything that was in my way or couldnt control (a feeling of having to be more that one person to do all the jobs, so there was alot on my back) And I am having a yeast infection in my mouth called "THRUSH" and I cant seem to get rid of it. I have been taking Enzydophilus (LACTOBACILLUS ACIDOPHILUS- Live Cultures) and eating organic yogurt with these live cultures as well but saw no real results I just went to the Doctor. He put me on DIFLUCAN 150MG for my yeast infection which i have had for 4 months now. I usually try things the natural way first. My Doctor also put me on Zoloft for stress, mood swings and a little depression I have taken those medications for 3 days before I find out the side effects of Zoloft (HAIR LOSS, WEIGHT GAIN, etc.) It was not told to me by my doctor nor from may side effects sheet they give you at the pharmacy and I am on the 4th day and

My Side effects are

~ I HAVE ALREADY LOST 7 POUNDS due to NO APPETITE,
~NAUSEA,
~ I FEEL LIKE I AM DRUNK DRIVING,
~ I CAN'T SLEEP, & I GO TO BED AT 1-2AM and WAKE UP AT 7AM.

I jog about 3-4 times aweek for about 2-4 miles and i try not to eat passed 5pm and I have a LOW- FAT VEGETARIAN DIET with Seafood every-now-and-then and I do have dairy and eggs in my diet as well.... So i am very healthy I also take all of my Vitamins and Supplements..........

~I am concern about the side effects of ZOLOFT 50MG and PROPECIA 1MG will I Lose any of my hair (OLD or NEW) or damage my hair or will my hair simply STOP growing like some people have said ( what about while on 50mgs)

~ How can get rid of this "THRUSH"

~Has anyone on ZOLOFT 50MG lost any hair has anyone hair been damaged or
STOPPED GROWING
~~ (has your hair stop growing and has come to a complete stop

~Is losted hair due to the
MG's
How long one has taken it
One Diet / physical shape
any other possible reasons

Please help me,,,,, I may git on St Johns Wort or PROZAC

PEACE & HEALTH
ANDREW


Re: VEGETARIAN - PROPECIA - ZOLOFT - ACIDOPHILUS - THRUSH - WEIGHT - GAIN - HAIR LOSS

Posted by WLt Stoll on July 20, 1998 at 10:40:54:

In Reply to: VEGETARIAN - PROPECIA - ZOLOFT - ACIDOPHILUS - THRUSH - WEIGHT - GAIN - HAIR LOSS posted by andrew on July 19, 1998 at 15:44:43:

Dear Andrew,

ALL of your symptoms are due to one basic mechanism (perhaps even some of the hair loss) complicated by the interactions of your medications.

1. Read the archives on this 'site about candida & leaky gut.

2. Get the package inserts for EVERYTHING you are taking. If you don't want to ask the pharmacist, go to the library & have the reference librarian help you read the PDR (Physicians' Desk Reference) for each of them.

3. Read "Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer" by Dr Pelletier (most recent edition).

THEN, please ask your questions here on the BB so others (of which there are many) can benefit from our exchange. You are on a slippery slope! Now is the time to rescue yourself.

Walt



Re: ?exzema/psoriasis-child

Posted by Kristen on July 22, 1998 at 23:24:52:


I am a 14 year old girl. I have suffered from excema for as long as I can remember, but most people don't even know I have it. I recentely visited a different pediatrician and I was given some different types of cream. A lotion called LacHydrin for after my excema was cleared, and a cream to clear it called westcort. They are sort of helping. If you could e mail me for advice or want to ask a question, go right ahead!


Re: ?exzema/psoriasis-child

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 23, 1998 at 15:34:54:

In Reply to: Re: ?exzema/psoriasis-child posted by Kristen on July 22, 1998 at 23:24:52:

Dear Kristen,

Since I learned of the reasons people have eczema, I have not yet had a patient who did not clear it completely by learning what to do & DOING it. The first 13 years I was in practice I treated it exactly the way you have been treated-- and NEVER had a cure. Making it temporarily better is child's play.

Use the link LGS archives and read everything you can find about eczema or psoriasis (since it has the same basic mechanisms of causation).

THEN, if you still have questions, write again.

Walt



Leaky Gut Syndrome Recipes

Posted by Darcene Gass on July 23, 1998 at 11:45:22:

Can you direct me to where I can find a source that will provide recipes for meal plans for those suffering from Leaky Gut Syndrome. I am asking on behalf of a friend of mine who suffers from LGS.

Thank you


Re: Leaky Gut Syndrome Recipes

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 24, 1998 at 10:49:34:

In Reply to: Leaky Gut Syndrome Recipes posted by Darcene Gass on July 23, 1998 at 11:45:22:

Dear Darcene,

Diet is a VERY poor way to approach the problem that is LGS. The best it can do is to help the individual figure out which foods have been leaking enough to develop hypersensitivities to that food & avoid it. That will, at best, reduce symptoms till the person becomes sensitive to whatever they switched to to make up for what they are no longer eating.

How to do elimination/provocation testing at home (the most accurate & least expensive way) has been discussed on this BB many times. Read notes by Robert McFerran--
currently & in the archives--for the most complete descriptions of this process.

In the end, the most effective way to get rid of the lgs are the rerlaxation techniques described so many places on this 'site (check the FAQ link to start).

THEN, if you have more questions, write again.

Walt



Thanks, Dr. Stoll

Posted by Peggy on July 25, 1998 at 01:14:12:

In Reply to: Re: Leaky Gut Syndrome Recipes posted by Walt Stoll on July 24, 1998 at 10:49:34:

Dr. Stoll,

Wow, your first paragraph to Darcene about diet being a poor approach for LGS suddently made things clearer for me. I've been so anxious about everything I eat, but now a lightbulb suddenly went on.

Thank you.

Peggy





Questions re: UC

Posted by Peggy on July 25, 1998 at 17:39:24:

Dr. Stoll,

Any ideas on why it's predominantly caucasian people that get ulcerative colitis? Is that where genetics come in?

If the stress-effect is a major contributor to this condition and it's so deep-seated, how come children get UC? I know of someone who got it when she was 8; also heard of infants. I can't imagine a child being so overloaded with stress.

Lastly, can you take too much acidophilus? Can you O.D. and if so what would be the harm in it?

Thanks,
Peggy



Re: Questions re: UC

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 26, 1998 at 10:27:45:

In Reply to: Questions re: UC posted by Peggy on July 25, 1998 at 17:39:24:

Dear Peggy,

First of all, remember that more than 90% of stressors that cause the stress-effect storage in the hypothalamus are NOT psychosocial stressors! They are environmental (chemical, physical, electromagnetic smog, etc.). Children are exposed to this stuff for at least 2 years prior to conception (both mother & father). To understand this you would have to read Paavo Airola, ND's classic: "Every Woman's Book".

ANYONE serious about producing the healthiest child possible needs to read this book at least 2 years prior to conception. Any prospective father that refuses to do so should be placed far down the list of prospective fathers. If he is not interested in improving the quality of his child before conception, how good will he be after?????

Anyhow, once you become a student of HOW stored stress causes stuff like this, you will know what I mean.

So far as the predominant caucasion distribution of UC:

Repressed fear is more closely related to gastrointestinal problems whereas repressed anger is more related to hypertension & cardiovascular conditions like coronaries and strokes.

If I were black, I would be eaten up with repressed rage and would probalbly have hypertension. Statistics have always shown that the black race suffers more from these. You know, from your own knowledge about the fear in the white race.

This breakdown is well described in many books about "symbolic symptom distribution". I think it is just in its infancy and will become much more important when the whole system focuses more on causes & biochemical individuality (as was described so well by Roger Williams, et al 50 years ago).

You can't take too much acidophilus!

Walt



How someone else resolved UC

Posted by Peggy on July 26, 1998 at 03:52:30:

Dr. Stoll,

Sorry to be here again. I've been reading a lot the last couple days and keep coming up with questions.

Have you heard of David Klein and his site called Colitis, Crohn's & Ileitis Health Education Services? (www.onthewww.com/Living-Foods/colitis) I've been communicating with him and this is what he did to heal his colon:

He had UC for 8 years which was not controlled well with drugs. After much study, he realized what he had to do to heal which was to give his body the natural diet it wanted. That being a raw foods diet consisting mainly of fruit (Natural Hygiene). One day he ditched all his drugs and started a fruit/veggie juice fast for 4 days. During that fast his symptoms got much worse with much increased BMs as he detoxed. But, on the 4th day it stopped and he started having formed stools. He estimates that in the following 4-6 weeks his colon completely healed up. That was thirteen years ago. Since then he's maintained a raw foods diet consisting mostly of fruit. Perfectly healthy bowels.

He has also incorporated relaxation techniques into his life -- I believe meditation and yoga. But, these things were secondary. It was the fasting that allowed his body to heal itself immediately.

I find this a fascinating story. Any thoughts? Why would the fasting method work here and as I understand, has for many other people and for many other illnesses?

Peggy



Re: How someone else resolved UC

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 27, 1998 at 09:54:11:

In Reply to: How someone else resolved UC posted by Peggy on July 26, 1998 at 03:52:30:

Dear Peggy,

It was the fasting that gave him his initial results & his meditation & yoga that has kept him well.

Diet IS an important part of any wellness program and it sounds like he has that part (for him) in hand.

Results like this are commonplace and he is to be commended for sharing his experiences with the public.

However, in my experience, for everyone who has his results (just with fasting) there are at least 5 who do not get better that way. Those do not write books or set up websites to tell about it. THAT is NOT a reason not to try it but it IS a reason not to give up if it does not work for that person.

The reason I list skilled relaxation first for UC is that 100% of those people will get better without the risk of worsening with a fast (which CAN happen)--it just takes longer. Combining both will give immediate results and prevent recurrence) IF the person can stand doing both at the same time while they are still sick with the UC--a TALL order! Fasting is a POWERFUL way for many people to get significant results for ANY chronic condition. However, people cannot fast forever and so they will only have partial results. Especially for an intestinal problem, they would at least have to do effective skilled relaxation to prevent relapses forever.

The above is why I urge everyone to become a student of the mechanisms behind their chronic conditions so they will be expert in understanding ANYONE'S personal experiences--such as this is. It MAY be the solution for the individual seeker as well but it may as well NOT be. In the end, it is the individual that must make the choice AND understand the results.

Thanks for bringing this up since it gave me an another opportunity to urge people to study their condition & it's causes.

Walt



Re: How someone else resolved UC

Posted by Nellbell2@aol.com on July 27, 1998 at 19:33:20:

In Reply to: Re: How someone else resolved UC posted by Walt Stoll on July 27, 1998 at 09:54:11:

I have two friends who were healed of their UC by using hydrogen peroxide (health food version), just a few drops in water at a time, slowly building up to several drops a day. Both were healed in 4-6 days and have had no problems since. They say the oxygen that was put into their bodies did the healing. Is this what happened? And why don't we hear more about this amazing treatment?


Re: How someone else resolved UC

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 28, 1998 at 15:19:13:

In Reply to: Re: How someone else resolved UC posted by Nellbell2@aol.com on July 27, 1998 at 19:33:20:

Dear NellBell2,

I would like to know more about this. I am all in favor of getting rid of symptoms----exspecially if the remedies being used are safe & relatively inexpensive.

I would like to know how long they have remained free of symptoms.

Since no one thinks that UC is a hydrogen peroxide deficiency disease (grin), this problem HAS to recur if that is all they did.

Walt



Re: How someone else resolved UC

Posted by Peggy on July 28, 1998 at 16:15:03:

In Reply to: Re: How someone else resolved UC posted by Walt Stoll on July 28, 1998 at 15:19:13:

Dr. Stoll,

I e-mailed Nellbell for more details; she's going to mail me the information. Her friends discovered this in a health food store. Also, she saw a special about it once on some talk show and it was called "oxygen therapy."

She said the claim is that it delivers oxygen to the body. Since the fight-or-flight response first deprives the gut of blood and, therefore, oxygen, couldn't there be something to this?

Peggy




Re: How someone else resolved UC

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 29, 1998 at 11:03:36:

In Reply to: Re: How someone else resolved UC posted by Peggy on July 28, 1998 at 16:15:03:

Dear Peggy,

I have a big file on "oxygen therapy via H2O2". Some of my professional friends use it for nearly any chronic condition.

I have never used it since, although it is pretty safe used short term, it has significant problems used long term. Only one of these is the production of free-radicals--the major thing we now know is associated with aging & degenerative disease. For THIS complication, the patient sees short term results and it is 20 years before the degenerative condition promoted by the treatment shows up. How many people know to make the association???

Since it does nothing about the causes of these chronic conditions, the only way to get long term results is to continue the treatment.

Walt



Re: DGL and Ulcers

Posted by Jerry T on July 27, 1998 at 10:22:17:

Dr. Stoll:

I have been suffering from supposed CFS and a possible ulcer (I have all the symptoms but an upper GI was negative) for over a year now. As part of a treatment for the possible ulcer, I have begun taking 1000mg of DGL, 3x a day, in addition to the Gastramet my Naturopathic Doctor already had me on. I have two questions concerning this.

One, what do you think of the effectiveness of DGL and ulcers? Also how do you recommend taking it. I've been chewing it 20 minutes before meals, but I was wondering if you can wash it down with water, or if that would dilute it, and if you have to wait until after your meal before drinking any fluids.

Secondly, have you ever heard of anyone being allergic to Licorice? Every time I take the DGL, within minutes I I get a lot of pressure in my head, I go into a bad daze, I get weak, and I have slight breathing difficulty. This also had happened to a lesser extent occassionally when I was just taking the Gastramet (I would open the capsule in my mouth), and when I would drink Licorice tea. Coincidentally, I've been getting these same symptoms about 20 minutes after a bowel movement since I've been ill. Also, the DGL doesn't bother me as much in the morning; it gets worse at my lunch dose; and even worse after my evening dose. My naturopath says people are very rarely allergic to Licorice, and that this reaction is just because my body is very toxic. What do you think? And if it is an allergy, is it worth it to continue anyway in hopes of healing a possible ulcer, or should I discontinue the DGL?

Thanks for the help.

Sincerely,
Jerry T


Re: DGL and Ulcers

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 28, 1998 at 14:19:12:

In Reply to: Re: DGL and Ulcers posted by Jerry T on July 27, 1998 at 10:22:17:

Dear Jerry,

Your Naturopath is the one who needs to answer this since everyone responds differently.

However, having said that, I see nothing here about the regular practice of skilled relaxation which is the common denominator of all of your symptoms. Without THAT, they will ALL surely reoccur whenever you stop treatment.

If you don't know what I am talking about, you need to go to the archives & do some browsing. Also, there are some very helpful notes about skilled relaxation on 7/27/98 & today.

Walt





Re: colitis

Posted by Kristi Pavek on July 27, 1998 at 12:26:10:

I have had Irritabel bowel syndrome for 18 years now I have been diagnosed with colitis. My chiropractor wants to do a bowel cleanse but my acupuncturist says no, it will drive the inflammation deeper. Sometimes fiber makes it worse, sometimes better. I dont know what I should be doing to make my self feel better. Any suggestions? And should I do the bowel cleanse?


Re: colitis

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 28, 1998 at 14:46:03:

In Reply to: Re: colitis posted by Kristi Pavek on July 27, 1998 at 12:26:10:

Dear Kristi,

You need to do some basic learning. You are far ahead of the average person who throws themselves on the tender mercies of the conventional medical monopoly for this condition. HOWEVER, you are still letting your present alternative health practitioners do your thinking for you. I KNOW thinking is painful but it is YOU who has to be the expert in this and the practitioners are but consultants.

Read "Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer" by Dr Pelletier (most recent edition) and THEN, when you are ready to know what to do, a copy of my book would be very helpful.

Walt



candidas

Posted by Beth on July 27, 1998 at 19:07:43:

Dr. Stoll,

I recently completed a one week perscription of amoxycillin for a possible infection in my tooth. Right toward the end of the week I started to develop a severe yeast infection. I tend to get mild cases frequently in the summer, but thisis the worst I've ever experienced. It is responding very slowly to clotrimazole, so I am starting to use Miconazole topically also to relieve some of the pain/itching. Does this seem like the best course of treatment? Also, are yeast infections related to stress? I work out 4-5 times per week and live in a very hot climate, so I know a lot of it can be attributed to the warmth/moistness factor, but I'm wonder if there are preventive measures I can take. I've heard acidophilus may be helpful, but wonder what your opinions are. Thanks!


Re: candidas

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 28, 1998 at 15:15:30:

In Reply to: candidas posted by Beth on July 27, 1998 at 19:07:43:

Dear Beth,

For such a short course to trigger this, you have to have had dysbiosis, LGS and candida-related syndrome BEFORE you took the amoxycillin..

Use the archives on this 'site and read everything you can find about all 3 of these mechanisms (which are all intertwined). THEN, if you still have questions, write again.

This is but the first of future problems that will likely bother you a lot more than this unless you become an expert & reverse them all.

Walt



LGS

Posted by DarleneG on July 29, 1998 at 01:43:20:

I have read the archives on this subject and what I found was that you told many posters that they have to find out what caused the lgs? So my question is - What causes LGS?


Re: LGS

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 30, 1998 at 13:15:27:

In Reply to: LGS posted by DarleneG on July 29, 1998 at 01:43:20:

Dear Darlene,

There are many causes. The reason I suggest the references in those posts is that the individual is the best person to determine their causes. It is not that hard.

The most common cause in THIS culture is total body bracing, caused by the hypothalamus being "ready" ALL the time. This makes the individual hold their muscles tight ALL the time which steals the blood supply from the gut wall.

You would understand this much better if you read the resources recommended many times in the reading you have already done: my book (link on this page) and "Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer" by Dr Pelletier.

Once you have THOSE under your belt, if you still have questions, write again.

Walt



rash?

Posted by renee on July 30, 1998 at 10:48:36:

Hello,
First I want to say that I am sorry this is so long:

Almost 3 months ago I developed a rash under my left arm, my arm pit was red and I had little bumps down my left side that eventually spread to under my right arm and my back. This rash was very itchy, but not painful. My doctor looked at it then took about 20 minutes somewhere else trying to match up the rash to something in a book - her conclusion was that it was a yeast infection. She said this was normal (why did it take her so long to figure out what it was) and prescribe clortrimazole 1% and sent me on my way. I was very unfaithfull with using the medication, I often skipped days, but the redness under the arm pit went away in a couple of weeks, the satelite rash however was almost gone then when I had only 3 left I had to resume wearing a bra and they happened to be where the bra was tightest and seem to get alot worse. Back at the doctors and another doctor said oh it's just a boil and prescribe antibiotics (which I finished 2 weeks ago) now there are more bumps and there is a little redness (not in the same spot ) under my arm again. Maybe I should mention that before this all started I had just ended a huge binging period of carbs and sweets and was so stressed about my weight and my kid and a new relationship that I didn't know which ways was up, and this was after an unclean period in my life and I had just shaved my armpits for the first in about a month (I know it sounds gross I was/am just in a major funk)

Thanks for taking the time to read this.


Re: rash? - something I forgot

Posted by renee on July 30, 1998 at 12:06:30:

In Reply to: rash? posted by renee on July 30, 1998 at 10:48:36:

One more thing I forgot - my boyfriend seemed to develop this same rash, I think, and my son his whole life has had tiny bumps on the back of his arms (dr's said it is dry skin) but they seem to be worse lately. Maybe my dr is wrong could the rash be something else (bug bites?)



Re: rash?

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 31, 1998 at 10:27:30:

In Reply to: rash? posted by renee on July 30, 1998 at 10:48:36:

Dear Renee`

Your first doc was right even though it took her a while to look it up. If you had been faithful with the treatment, It might be gone by now. Why did you go to the second doc? He doesn't know anything.

Once you saw the effectiveness of the first doc's recommendations, if you needed to see a doc again, SHE was the one to go back to.

This is likely an indication of the internal candida problem (Candida-Related Syndrome) that has been discussed many times on this BB. Your "funk" period may have triggered this condition since it would have played hob with your immunity.

If you use antiperspirants, you need to stop it right now!

I would go back to the first doc & confess your sins with her treatment AND the second doc whose antibiotics made this worse.

I would also read everything you can find in the archves about candida and leaky gut syndrome. THEN, when you are ready to really get healthy, write again with any questions you might have.

Walt



Re: rash? - something I forgot

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 31, 1998 at 10:33:52:

In Reply to: Re: rash? - something I forgot posted by renee on July 30, 1998 at 12:06:30:

Dear Renee`

If your boyfriend's immunity is not so good, he can catch this from you.

Your son's bumps on the back of his arms are not related in any way. Two grams of esterified vitamin C, twice a day will clear them up in about a month. Then cut the dose in half & see if they come back in about 3 months. If they do, he needs the higher dose. If not, cut the dose in half again in about 3 months. He will either stay clear or you will find a dose he needs to prevent recurrence.

This is just an early warning of a relative vitamin C deficiency. People in this culture need at least 5000 milligrams of regular vitamin C daily to keep up with environmental pollution stress (that is figured on the basis of an average 150# adult).

Esterified vitamin C is 4 times as effective as regular C at the same dose.

Walt



Chronic Appendicitis

Posted by Vicki on July 30, 1998 at 12:44:43:

Dear Walt,

X-rays for kidney stones suggested an appendicolith may actually be causing my problems (occasional blood in urine, pinpoint tenderness in lower right abdomen, vague pain parallel with navel, etc.). I am going tomorrow for a CT scan to try to verify and am scheduled to see a surgeon next week for advice on what I should do next. From research I've been doing on the web, my symptoms are fairly consistent with chronic appendicitis. According to what I've read, this condition can be corrected with antibiotics in a high percentage of people; however, 37% of them have a recurrence within 14 months. Another alternative is surgery, of course. Neither of these options appeals to me. I would much prefer to try to create conditions that would encourage the condition to correct itself. I've had a lot of success in doing that with other health problems, but I haven't a clue what to do for an appendicolith. I would appreciate your thoughts on alternative approaches to treating this beast .

By the way, I'm working my way through the relaxation workbook (I'm a tortoise--I'm slow, but I get there eventually) and have a question. You've said many times that relaxation should not be done within two hours of going to bed, but I can't recall ever reading where you've said why. Would appreciate a few words on that, please.

Vicki


Re: Chronic Appendicitis

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 31, 1998 at 10:48:10:

In Reply to: Chronic Appendicitis posted by Vicki on July 30, 1998 at 12:44:43:

Dear Vicki,

I don't think anyone knows why skilled relaxation done within 2 hours of retiring does not accumulate the long term effects we are looking for. This was just empirically noted.

NO ONE would try to solve your chronic appendicitis with antibiotics in the presence of a fecalith. This acts like a foreign body & would inevitably cause recurrence.

Since I have yet to see a case of chronic appendicitis with fecalith, that did not also have candida-related syndrome AND LGS, the antibiotics would just make that part of the problem worse. Any physician that would suggest them is too ignorant for me to consider going to.

You will likely have to have your appendix removed. If that does not resolve all of your present problems, I would seek a knowledgable physician who knew where to get parasite tests & lGS tests done AND what to do about the results. Actually, I would do that in any case.

Let me know when you are ready for that information.

Walt



Stomach cramping

Posted by Tanya on July 30, 1998 at 20:29:17:

Dr. Stoll:

Lately i seem to have a lot of stomach cramping shortly after i eat. I can hear my stomach making a lot of gurgling noises. sometimes the pain is so intense, that i have to double over. Do you have any suggestions ?


Re: Stomach cramping

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 31, 1998 at 11:38:18:

In Reply to: Stomach cramping posted by Tanya on July 30, 1998 at 20:29:17:

Dear Tanya,

These symptoms are diagnositc of leaky gut syndrome. Read what you can find in the archives & the FAQ page about this condition.

THEN, if you still have questions, write again.

Walt



Yeast Infections

Posted by MDST on July 30, 1998 at 22:50:28:

I recently suffered fro a yeast infection and am afraid I passed it on to my husband and now he has a rash but refuses to go to the Dr. for it. He has tried antibiotic cream, cortisone cream, gold bond powder, what can he do to cure this, he even tried my treatment by rubbing some of the cream on it and nothing is making it go away completely. What can he do to cure it??? Please respond ASAP, we aren't able to have sex and I would like to ressume as quickly as possible!!


Re: Yeast Infections

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 31, 1998 at 12:00:51:

In Reply to: Yeast Infections posted by MDST on July 30, 1998 at 22:50:28:

Dear MDST,

This "ping pong" effect is well known for candida (the only yeast likely to do this).

You both need to treat this at the same time and for at least 4-6 weeks. It takes the skin at least 4 weeks to replace itself & that is how any topical treatment for this works----it just keeps the fungus from growing while the skin replaces itself.

IF you still have a problem after that, you probably have finally progressed beyond a topical problem & have C-RS (Candida-Related Syndrome) and will have to learn about that & deal with your LGS (which you have to have for this to happen).

Your husband couldn't get this from you if his immunity was up to snuff. This should be a warning to him that his immunity needs work. However, your note paints him as a typical "invulnerable" male who is not likely to do anything until his body shouts at him loud enough (has a serious breakdown). That is too bad since ANY condition is much easier dealt with early in its course. Learning is all he needs right now. Later he will not have such an easy choice.

Walt



STOMACH PROBLEMS

Posted by DEL on July 31, 1998 at 01:13:11:

ONCE UPON A TIME I LOVED EGGS. ABOUT A YEAR AGO, I ATE EGGS AND HAD A TERRIBLE REACTION TO THEM. MY STOMACH FELT AS THOUGH IT WAS GOING TO BLOW UP.IT WASN'T BAD EGGS. IT A FEELING LIKE SOMEONE HAS GRABBED YOUR INSIDES AND ARE SQUEEZING THEM. THIS IS ALSO SOMETHING THAT HAS THE DOCTORS STUMP.CAN YOU HELP?


Health freedom and some books

Posted by Pakoa on July 31, 1998 at 09:31:33:

Anyone know whats going on with CODEX ALIMENTARIUS (sp)? Also, I have a couple of books I think are good and Dr. Stoll might want to add to his list (if he agrees).
Confessions of a Medical Heretic (I forgot the authors name)
Body Ecology Diet by Donna Gates great for candida diets and cleansing.


Re: Health freedom and some books

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 01, 1998 at 09:23:06:

Dear Pakoa,

I am familiar with both Dr Mendelsohn's book And Donna Gates work. I agree that they both are excellent.

I think, however, that there are faster ways to resolve the candida problem by dealing with the causes of lgs prior to doing Beth Loiselle, RD's diet. Ecological problems always are more severe in the person with LGS.

Thanks for sharing this on the BB.

Walt



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