- April 27, 2017 at 4:29 am #174098
AngelaLParticipantTopics: 15Replies: 55
I’m kind of wary of ‘cures’. I ‘cured’ my candida – not in two weeks but by following the Lisa Richards diet for nearly a year. However lately due to job-related stress I’ve been eating really badly and the problems have started to creep back – IBS, dry itchy eyes and feeling dehydrated. My feeling is that you can get the candida down to a manageable level but you can’t eliminate it completely so you have to avoid certain foods for the rest of your life.April 28, 2017 at 9:49 am #174109
JaumebParticipantTopics: 1Replies: 147
Thanks AngelaL for that info.
I’m kind of wary of ‘cures’. I ‘cured’ my candida – not in two weeks but by following the Lisa Richards diet for nearly a year. However lately due to job-related stress I’ve been eating really badly and the problems have started to creep back – IBS, dry itchy eyes and feeling dehydrated. My feeling is that you can get the candida down to a manageable level but you can’t eliminate it completely so you have to avoid certain foods for the rest of your life.September 19, 2017 at 5:32 pm #174564
samm4467ParticipantTopics: 0Replies: 1
Janek, I’m interested in trying your method. How are you doing now that some time has passed? Do you still believe you are cured?September 21, 2017 at 8:13 pm #174567
Yes Janek, I was wondering the same thing and am also interested in the method you used.January 6, 2018 at 10:44 am #174985
CandiandyParticipantTopics: 0Replies: 1
I was just reading all your posts and noticed that non of you have any expertise, education or even means to research the subject, let alone give advice to anyone, including yourself. As noble as it might be to try to help others, it all remains just a friendly discussion about one’s ideas and uneducated guesses. I think the discussion should have a slightly different direction. People suffered from all sorts of ailments for thousands of years. Over time, first the folk and later the scientific medicine discovered how to mend a cut on one’s finger and now there is no doubts ( much ) how to do that, although there are several ways, but most of them have been proven successful, for all. Now, curing almost ( if not ) all internal diseases still remains a guessing game ? Or is someone keeping these secrets away from you ? You are all paying high taxes and buying extremely overpriced, ineffective, often deadly drugs and still no one noticed that there is something wrong with this setup ? Your doctors make tons of money, the pharma companies make thousands of tons of money, they are all claiming that they are working to cure your illnesses and still, after centuries of “research”, there is no cure or even effective drugs ? It takes five 2-hour lectures to learn how to design an Artificial Intelligence system in detail, but it has been 40 thousand years and still no one knows how to kill the fungus ? What’s wrong with his picture ? If you can’t see anything wrong with it and still want to waist your valuable life time on pointless discussions instead enjoying your short life, by all means continue, and be assured nothing will change. Or, you could instead try to find the real reasons behind your continued suffering.January 6, 2018 at 11:10 am #174986
Candiandy, Who died and made you GOD? How comes you think that only you know the answer?
Just curious.February 13, 2018 at 9:05 am #175133
willoParticipantTopics: 1Replies: 2
Sounds like a great protocal. I am curious, how much ACV did you use to replace the asked amount of magic acid in the Moritz flush. Or rather, how much malice acid is in a certain amount of ACV?
Thank you very much!February 13, 2018 at 11:24 am #175145
I googled how much malic acid is in ACV and couldn’t really find a definitive answer. Also probably depends on how much you use a day. I usually do one or two tablespoons, although not everyday. The primary key for me was stay off sugars and high carb foods. Fasting and ACV lowers blood sugars quickly, so did a lot of 18 hour fasts (which includes sleep time). Continuing a good diet protein and low carb, adequate rest and some exercise (mainly walking in nature) and working on your stress. I’ve made the most progress, however no doubt if I go back to eating sugars, fruits and high carbs I will revert to having the yeast.March 8, 2018 at 7:22 pm #175288
ReiParticipantTopics: 0Replies: 2
I see so many asshole posts that make me wonder if you are really that stupid or are doing it on purpose.
Everything that the op has claimed is true
-baking soda has killed candida and it won’t interfere on your stomach as you take it on empty stomach
-bad organism flare up on acidic bodies because our defenses need a good alkaline and oxygenated enviroment to move freely and kill them.
-I got relieve from candida by doing liver flushes and water enemas, in fact I would not know I had it there if it wasn’t because of it.
-Bile keeps your guts candida free, coffee enemas can therefore be awesome as they make you release bile.April 26, 2018 at 6:13 am #175615
TubrikParticipantTopics: 0Replies: 3
I was just reading all your posts and noticed that non of you have any expertise, education or even means to research the subject…
You’re absolutely right, Candiandy, and yet these people have a chance to help themselves because they have visited so many highly educated doctors, spent lots of money and years of life without getting any real treatment of the problem roots, not the symptoms. That’s why these people are coming here or other websites because they want to live a full life. Yes, some of those people maybe don’t have a candida, yes, self-treatment is dangerous, but unfortunately, there is no other choice for them. I’ve got a book written by well-known doctor (founder of dietetics and clinical gastroenterology) which was published in 1949 and there is a whole chapter about low-carb diet and how effectively it helps to treat various diseases (skin diseases, arthritis, colitis, ulcer, and many others) and it seems to me that no doctors I’ve visited with my problems so far have ever read that book! In those years they did not know the exact reasons why this diet worked, but at least they knew that it worked and they used it. I can’t say the same about the modern doctors and it is sad. The government of my country is about to introduce a new law to punish the dissemination of false information, and I’m afraid that the discussion of issues that run counter to official medicine could also become a problem there. And it’s sad too because people will lose their chance to know and to share their experience with others. But it is even sadder that people have to decide for themselves the issues that official medicine doesn’t want to notice.April 27, 2018 at 11:49 am #175635
mercedessupraParticipantTopics: 0Replies: 1
Drinking baking soda could be an inexpensive, safe way to combat autoimmune disease
A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say.
Date:April 25, 2018
Source:Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Summary:A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say. They have some of the first evidence of how the cheap, over-the-counter antacid can encourage our spleen to promote instead an anti-inflammatory environment that could be therapeutic in the face of inflammatory disease scientists report.
They have some of the first evidence of how the cheap, over-the-counter antacid can encourage our spleen to promote instead an anti-inflammatory environment that could be therapeutic in the face of inflammatory disease, Medical College of Georgia scientists report in the Journal of Immunology.
They have shown that when rats or healthy people drink a solution of baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, it becomes a trigger for the stomach to make more acid to digest the next meal and for little-studied mesothelial cells sitting on the spleen to tell the fist-sized organ that there’s no need to mount a protective immune response.
“It’s most likely a hamburger not a bacterial infection,” is basically the message, says Dr. Paul O’Connor, renal physiologist in the MCG Department of Physiology at Augusta University and the study’s corresponding author.
Mesothelial cells line body cavities, like the one that contains our digestive tract, and they also cover the exterior of our organs to quite literally keep them from rubbing together. About a decade ago, it was found that these cells also provide another level of protection. They have little fingers, called microvilli, that sense the environment, and warn the organs they cover that there is an invader and an immune response is needed.
Drinking baking soda, the MCG scientists think, tells the spleen — which is part of the immune system, acts like a big blood filter and is where some white blood cells, like macrophages, are stored — to go easy on the immune response. “Certainly drinking bicarbonate affects the spleen and we think it’s through the mesothelial cells,” O’Connor says.
The conversation, which occurs with the help of the chemical messenger acetylcholine, appears to promote a landscape that shifts against inflammation, they report.
In the spleen, as well as the blood and kidneys, they found after drinking water with baking soda for two weeks, the population of immune cells called macrophages, shifted from primarily those that promote inflammation, called M1, to those that reduce it, called M2. Macrophages, perhaps best known for their ability to consume garbage in the body like debris from injured or dead cells, are early arrivers to a call for an immune response.
In the case of the lab animals, the problems were hypertension and chronic kidney disease, problems which got O’Connor’s lab thinking about baking soda.
One of the many functions of the kidneys is balancing important compounds like acid, potassium and sodium. With kidney disease, there is impaired kidney function and one of the resulting problems can be that the blood becomes too acidic, O’Connor says. Significant consequences can include increased risk of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.
“It sets the whole system up to fail basically,” O’Connor says. Clinical trials have shown that a daily dose of baking soda can not only reduce acidity but actually slow progression of the kidney disease, and it’s now a therapy offered to patients.
“We started thinking, how does baking soda slow progression of kidney disease?” O’Connor says.
That’s when the anti-inflammatory impact began to unfold as they saw reduced numbers of M1s and increased M2s in their kidney disease model after consuming the common compound.
When they looked at a rat model without actual kidney damage, they saw the same response. So the basic scientists worked with the investigators at MCG’s Georgia Prevention Institute to bring in healthy medical students who drank baking soda in a bottle of water and also had a similar response.
“The shift from inflammatory to an anti-inflammatory profile is happening everywhere,” O’Connor says. “We saw it in the kidneys, we saw it in the spleen, now we see it in the peripheral blood.”
The shifting landscape, he says, is likely due to increased conversion of some of the proinflammatory cells to anti-inflammatory ones coupled with actual production of more anti-inflammatory macrophages. The scientists also saw a shift in other immune cell types, like more regulatory T cells, which generally drive down the immune response and help keep the immune system from attacking our own tissues. That anti-inflammatory shift was sustained for at least four hours in humans and three days in rats.
The shift ties back to the mesothelial cells and their conversations with our spleen with the help of acetylcholine. Part of the new information about mesothelial cells is that they are neuron-like, but not neurons O’Connor is quick to clarify.
“We think the cholinergic (acetylcholine) signals that we know mediate this anti-inflammatory response aren’t coming directly from the vagal nerve innervating the spleen, but from the mesothelial cells that form these connections to the spleen,” O’Connor says.
In fact, when they cut the vagal nerve, a big cranial nerve that starts in the brain and reaches into the heart, lungs and gut to help control things like a constant heart rate and food digestion, it did not impact the mesothelial cells’ neuron-like behavior.
The affect, it appears, was more local because just touching the spleen did have an effect.
When they removed or even just moved the spleen, it broke the fragile mesothelial connections and the anti-inflammatory response was lost, O’Connor says. In fact, when they only slightly moved the spleen as might occur in surgery, the previously smooth covering of mesothelial cells became lumpier and changed colors.
“We think this helps explain the cholinergic (acetylcholine) anti-inflammatory response that people have been studying for a long time,” O’Connor says.
Studies are currently underway at other institutions that, much like vagal nerve stimulation for seizures, electrically stimulate the vagal nerve to tamp down the immune response in people with rheumatoid arthritis. While there is no known direct connection between the vagal nerve and the spleen — and O’Connor and his team looked again for one — the treatment also attenuates inflammation and disease severity in rheumatoid arthritis, researchers at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research reported in 2016 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
O’Connor hopes drinking baking soda can one day produce similar results for people with autoimmune disease.
“You are not really turning anything off or on, you are just pushing it toward one side by giving an anti-inflammatory stimulus,” he says, in this case, away from harmful inflammation. “It’s potentially a really safe way to treat inflammatory disease.”
The spleen also got bigger with consuming baking soda, the scientists think because of the anti-inflammatory stimulus it produces. Infection also can increase spleen size and physicians often palpate the spleen when concerned about a big infection.
Other cells besides neurons are known to use the chemical communicator acetylcholine. Baking soda also interact with acidic ingredients like buttermilk and cocoa in cakes and other baked goods to help the batter expand and, along with heat from the oven, to rise. It can also help raise the pH in pools, is found in antacids and can help clean your teeth and tub.
The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health.April 27, 2018 at 9:36 pm #175639
CallieParticipantTopics: 0Replies: 1
To “Candiandy”….it is difficult to take your post seriously when you use the word “waist” incorrectly. I’m just going to assume you will be confused, considering you can’t differentiate between “waist” and “waste” so let me clarify:
WAIST- describes the part of the human body below the ribs and above the hips.
WASTE – to consume, spend, or employ uselessly or without adequate return; use to no avail or profit; squander
So, before you open your mouth and insult these lovely people, maybe you should do a quick spell check. Also, if your grammar and spelling is at a third grade level then how could you possibly think you are qualified to pass judgement on others who are obviously of a much higher intelligence than yourself? 🙂
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