I guess my problem is that I came onto this forum well into my own program and I don’t know where I would be in comparison to your protoccol. I felt that I needed some support and since I made my way often by trial and error, I’m sure that it doesn’t match up.
I will tell you where I started. The typical symptoms over probably 20 years include: acid reflux, allergies, asthma, frequent urinary, bladder and kidney infections, IBS type symptoms (possibly Cecliac), acne, migranes, insomnia, foggy brain, forgetfulness, frequent colds, respiratory infections, sinus problems, food allergies and/or intolerances, and most recently in Jan 2012 I was hospitalized for choking, vomiting, becoming dehydrated and having severe stomach pain and bleeding from an ulcer. I ended up having a strictures in my esophagus that is diagnosed as Esosinophic Esophagitis (EE).
This was the last straw and I was tired of the doctor’s and meds which didn’t ever address the cause, just the symptoms. After researching the internet, I started the following Jan 26, 2012:
1)Taking mastic gum, l-glutamine, manuka honey and dgl. This did heal the ulcer and helped with acid reflux, but I was still very sick and could not tolerate gluten and dairy products. Stopped these, except for the l-glutamine. Took a multi-vitamin until I understood that there was good reason to not take these. No longer needed anti-acids.
2)Started a Candida/Leaky gut diet. Not quite like yours, but probably similiar enough and it did help me. Even though it was helping, I still was feeling pretty bad and had many gut and IBS symptoms. Extremely fatigued, no energy. Allergy symptoms got better, didn’t need to take allergy meds or inhaler anymore.
3) Took Paragone in an attempt to kill the candida and parasite (didn’t understand that you can’t kill them off totally or cure it this way at first). This did clear my bowell and killed off a good amount of candida and parasites, but after taking this for a month, it lost it’s effectiveness b/c I didn’t understand the necessity to rotate antifungals and I still was infested. Still pretty fatigued, but not quite as bad. Headaches and insomnia getting little better. Lost 20lbs in two months.
4)During this time I also started taking a pre & probiotic called Syntol which despite some things that I know you don’t agree with in the ingredients(but I wasn’t aware of at that time) did help me and noticed alot of die off. Stopped taking this after 45 days, and started another probiotic “10” strain 50 billion+ per day without those ingredients. Started having less gut and IBS symptoms. Felt like my digestion and stools were getting better.
5)Also started taking various herbal teas with different herbal antifungals and rotated them. Started eating garlic, taking coconut oil (8 softgels at first, then 5T of ex vir org cold pressed coconut oil a day), oil of oregano, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, jalapenos, etc. Changed over to using celtic sea salt only. Began taking milk thistle to help with liver. Noticed some more die off, lessened as I went along. Skin better, no more choking and vomiting spells from the EE.
6)Began taking following vitamins and supplements:
Carlson cod liver oil softgels – 4 per day (includes Vit A & D3)
Super Fishol softgels – 4 per day
Vitamin A – 5000IU 2x day
Vitamin C – 1000mg 3x day
Vitamin E – 200IU 2x day
Vitamin B complex – 50mg 2x day
Zinc – 50mg 1x day *stopped taking this recently
Niacin – 50mg 2x day
Thiamin – 100mg 2x day
Calcium Citrate – 500mg 2x day
Magnesium Citrate – 250mg 2x day
7)Most all symptoms gone, only noticiable symptom was still a slightly white coated tongue. Changed toothpaste and started oil pulling about 4 weeks ago, and mouth, gums and teeth have improved. Did have a reaction the first time I did the oil pulling with excessive sneezing and mucous drainage, then got better. Energy getting better, less fatigue during day, and sleeping better at night. Weight has stablilized.
8)In past month, I have tried to increase my exercise since I totally stopped b/c wasn’t able to exercise due to extreme fatigue and no energy. This is my last area that I still don’t have the stamina and energy to exercise. Looking for ways to work this in and build back up.
Anyway, this is what I have done over the past almost five months and where I came from. I know that it is not your protoccol and I would be curious where you think I fall in your program. I obviously don’t feel the need to start over as I feel pretty good, but I would like to know what if anything you think I should change, adjust, delete, add, and my chances at having cured or almost cured this beast.