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  • in reply to: Headache and vomiting during the cleanse #73457

    ICanDad
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    I also had headache and vomiting during the first 2 days. After that, I remember my headache lasted for a couple more days.

    For the headache, I am not sure if it was die-off or caffeine withdraw. You may take a hot bath as Raster always suggest to sweat out some of the toxins. It help me a lot to relieve the die-off.

    in reply to: Testimony of someone cured with S. Boulardii and enemas. #72880

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    Thanks dvjorge for the suggestion.

    Thanks Able for the advice.

    I am actually taking MegaFlora 20billion and Ultimate Flora 50 billion at the same time.

    I take one of each every morning 1/2 hour before breakfast, and another one of each before sleep.

    I guess they will not complete with each other, so I plan to take S Boulardii in addition to what I am taking.

    in reply to: Testimony of someone cured with S. Boulardii and enemas. #72876

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    I am looking at this two from amazon:

    1. Florastor – 250mg (~5 billion), 50 count, $35.99

    2. Jarrow Formulas, Saccharomyces Boulardii + MOS, 200mg (~5 billion), 90 count, $12.38

    Will Jarrow Formulas be a good buy? It has about the same count of S Boulardii, but at a fraction of the cost.

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    in reply to: Images !!!! #72815

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    wow. It is scary!

    in reply to: Olive Leaf Extract #71246

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    Thanks Able!

    in reply to: Molybdenum each day or only die-off? #71173

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    Able900 wrote:

    This is the one I am taking: Molybdenum from Amazon
    It does not have any word about chelate. Is it brand effective?

    Look at the back of the label, then look in the “Supplement Facts” section where it reads:

    “Molybdenum ………………………… 250 mcg

    Just below that you should see printed: (as Molybdenum amino acid chelate)

    Right? If not, it should have some type of infomation about what type of Molybdenum it is.

    Thanks Able. I missed that.

    in reply to: Molybdenum each day or only die-off? #71129

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    This is the one I am taking: Molybdenum from Amazon

    It does not have any word about chelate. Is it brand effective?

    in reply to: Kefir and Nystatin enemas !!! #70876

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    dvjorge, I also think you don’t have enough evidence to conclude kefir is not good for your progress.

    You went through great length to do fecal transplantation, but did not even try to make your own kefir?? I am really puzzled indeed. It will only take you a couple weeks to find out.

    You said you drank over 150 liter of store brought kefir, and it didn’t help you. You can only draw one conclusion:

    Lifeway kefir does not work for you

    Until you have tried homemade kefir and experimented different fermentation time (try to reduce the amount of lactose) and different type of kefirs (goat milk kefir, coconut milk kefir, or water kefir), you can then draw your conclusion with enough evident.

    I am an engineering PhD student, and I think what your wrote make a lot of sense, but this time it doesn’t really make any sense at all.

    I personally, as mentioned previously, is trying different fermentation time. I can tell you it makes a HUGE difference.
    I used to ferment it only 12 hours. It taste sour but there is still a little sweet taste in it, and it is also watery.
    Today, I reduce the grain to milk ratio, and tried 24 hours fermentation and I see a complete curd and whey separation. The kefir is very sour and without any sweet taste, and it is very thick. I am sure the lactose content has reduced a lot compared with my previous batches. I will report back a few days later.

    I am still not sure if kefir will do any good to me, but I will keep trying until I have enough evidence to draw my own conclusion.

    Just my two cents.

    in reply to: Kefir and Nystatin enemas !!! #70822

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    dvjorge wrote:

    The main reason why you should keep Kefir and all diary out of the diet is the casein.
    Candida sufferers are very sensitive because the intestinal lining is inflammated. Casein is a top allergen that generates an immune reaction instantly if touch the bloodstream. Another reason could be the lactose. Theoretically, the lactose is used by the bacterias after the fermentation process , but it is hard to measure the amount of lactose you are ingesting when drinking kefir.
    The most important reason,IMO, is the high amount of reports from candida sufferers that react to Kefir or see no benefits of using it. There are still some that report no problems and can tolerate it.
    I see Kefir and Yogurt as experimental items very individual but to advice them as a part of an integral protocol without a warning is a mistake in my opinion. Kefir and yogurt aren’t as safe as a green salad for candida sufferers.
    Jorge.

    Hi Jorge,

    Thanks for your reply.

    Since casein or lactose could be the major problems, I think I will try water kefir as an alternative, so that I can eliminate the effect of casein.

    I will use cane sugar for water fermentation. What is the type of sugar in cane sugar? Sucrose?

    I will try to ferment it long enough and hope I will have no reaction to it.

    Thanks!

    in reply to: Kefir and Nystatin enemas !!! #70818

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    Hi dvjorge,

    Can you list the specific reason(s) why others don’t recommend drinking kefir during their candida treatment?

    The reason I ask is because since I started drinking kefir for a week, I felt I have reaction to it too and my skin started to itch again.

    I absolutely love the taste of milk kefir, and I think I am a little crazy about it. I also don’t feel hungry anymore because I drink about 1 liter per day.

    I think I drink too much so I have reaction. Or I think my kefir is not fermented long enough, so I am now trying to lengthen the fermentation time from 12 hours to 24 hours and reduce my kefir intake from 1 liter to 1 cup per day.

    Thanks a lot!

    in reply to: Kefir problems #70755

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    It is normal for kefir to have sour taste because some of the good bacteria convert lactose to lactic acid.

    I use kefir grains instead of kefir starter. I usually strain the grains in 12 hours. It is usually a little bit sour at that time. The longer the time, the more sour it becomes.

    Just make sure to use clean bottle and cover the bottle with a loose lid or coffee paper so no bad bacteria or mold can get in.

    in reply to: Saccharomyces boulardii (S. Boulardii) #70491

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    Did they test the patients’ feces before the given them probiotics?

    in reply to: Coconut Milk Kefir #70468

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    Hi Mike,

    This is what I found from yahoo kefir group, but I haven’t tried it yet.

    “I use my milk kefir grain with Thai kitchen coconut milk, and in about 24hr have a wonderful coconut-kefir product. I always return the grains to dairy after using coconut
    milk, as they need lactose to survive.”

    You can do 24hr fermentation, then strain the kefir, and then let the coconut milk kefir (without grains) sit in the kitchen in an air-tight bottle for another 24 hr.

    in reply to: Yogurt or Kefir stopping my progress #70460

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    I just finished my first 2 batches of kefir.

    I think the ideal temperature is 70F (21C), but my room temp is only 50F (10C). I put it inside the oven with oven light on to raise the temperature a little and it works.
    I like it but my grains are still very small, so I can only make 1/2 cup each time.

    I like the taste fresh (I haven’t tried 2nd fermentation), but it is watery. I think the grains still need time to adapt to my kitchen environment. I drank 50ml last night and 100ml this morning. In a week or so I will report back the effect of kefir to my body. (hope it is positive)

    in reply to: Yogurt or Kefir stopping my progress #70398

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    First, I am just a newbie in this area so just take what it’s worth.

    Like others have already suggested, the sugar content maybe the problem.
    Secondly, I am highly skeptical about the probiotics content in the drink. From the paper I have read, the number of probiotics could drop 100 times after 15 days with refrigeration.

    Putting these two pieces together, I think it has a high chance that the benefit (# of probiotics) cannot outweigh the problem (sugar) for us to consume store brought kefir.

    Someone in curezone also suggests put the store brought kefir in the fridge for 2 weeks before consumption so the secondary fermentation will reduce the sugar content, but I doubt it will make a significant difference.

    If I were you, I will definitely conduct an experiment with homemade kefir. Try to see how your body react to different type of kefirs (cow, goat, coconut), fermentation time…etc.
    At least, you will then have more information to evaluate the effect of kefir to your treatment.

    From all the posts I have read so far, I believe kefir could be one of the keys in the treatment.

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