guedez16 wrote: herbs are just herbs, is like saying you’re eating too much lettuce…you’ll be fine but you might feel a greater “detox” symptom at first since you have so many herbs fighting candida….and i also heard that candida can become resistant to some herbs? so you might want to alternate them weekly….but i believe that’s bullcrap : )
To say that taking too much of an herb is the same as eating too much lettuce, and that anyone will be fine if they do so, is a completely unsafe and irresponsible statement.
In addition, the possibility of Candida becoming immune to certain antifungal herbs is not bull rap. Candida has the ability to change itself in order to become resistant to some antifungals, especially when they’re taken for extended periods of time. However, I’m not sold on the idea that rotating different kinds will work. I’ve not seen proof of this actually working, but if anyone has had an experience with this and has actually cured their Candida by doing that, I’d love to hear about it.
According to the Herb Encyclopedia – “Many herbs can be harmful in large or prolonged dosages.”
Taking large or frequent doses of herbs can cause immunity to the herb.
Some people have allergic reactions to herbs, so any new herb should be taken very slowly and in low doses starting out.
Also, many herbs can have a serious adverse reaction if mixed with certain prescription drugs.
How many people do you suppose use aloe vera for the first time without the knowledge that if they’re allergic to garlic or onions, they’re also likely to have reactions to aloe vera, even if used topically? Or if taken on a long term basis, aloe vera depletes potassium from our system? I shouldn’t have to say that this can be very dangerous.
And how many people taking GSE know that the USDA as well as researchers in Germany have conducted grapefruit seed extract studies and discovered that some GSE brands contained something called ‘benzethonium chloride’ as a preservative. This is a man-made chemical compound that’s normally found in cosmetics. According to the material safety data sheet for this chemical, it may affect genetic material and, based on animal test data, it can cause cancer, or at the very least damage the mucous membranes. Just as importantly, in research tests, GSE was shown to reduce the Lactobacilli in humans, to both significant and mild degrees.