Saturday, March 14, 2009

DEtoxing - Food-Grade Diatomaceous Earth

I'm finding very little support for my new attempt to remove toxins: food-grade diatomaceous earth. Seems the closest is this new bentonite + psyllium craze. But not far off, since bentonite has claims exactly the same as the crushed up diatoms. And bentonite cleanses have been around forever.

Here's a very nice page, although it's specific for candida.

"What is a candida detox?

A candida detox consists of a colon detox cleanse to get rid of any old waste matter and toxins that make the bowel unhealthy and discourage the growth of the good bacteria. This normally consists of psyllium husk seed powder, Bentonite clay and caprylic acid.

  • Psyllium ...
  • Bentonite, in powder or liquid form, attracts toxins and adsorbs them, preventing them getting into the blood stream. It can help prevent die off reactions from the release of candida toxins as it is killed off. Use 1 -2 tablespoons for each drink.
  • Liquid caprylic acid [or coconut oil]...
  • Garlic....
  • Probiotics ..."
"Candida Detox Diet

A Candida diet is vital part of the treatment. Sugar feeds yeast so is the most important thing to exclude as well as products containing it. In fact, it’s good to avoid all refined carbohydrates such as white flour products. In many cases it is helpful to exclude gluten containing products such as bread and pasta as well."

More later.

Perchlorate in the Water

I was looking up reasons my thyroid is so messed up and attacking me. My world is very very small when I think about what is safe in food and water and air to be around. I knew there was a reason not to eat winter lettuce. This was the reason: there is perchlorate, rocket fuel, in the water supply. The contaminated water is used for crops and like 97% of all cow's milk, mother's milk, and winter lettuce has perchlorate in it.

These plants concentrate perchlorate: tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, spinach, citrus, melons and more.

This is old news, but it's being suppressed by those releasing rocket fuel into the water supply and not wanting to clean it up. Never mind that their children and families are and will suffer terribly from this indulgence.

"Ammonium perchlorate is widely used throughout the aerospace, munitions, and pyrotechnics industries as a primary ingredient in solid rocket and missile propellants, fireworks, and explosive charges. Following the Cold War, the U.S. Department of Defense was left with roughly 140 million pounds of ammonium perchlorate to dispose of between 1993 and 2005. This highly soluble salt has tainted soils and water sources all over the world, and is believed to be an endocrine disrupter, adversely affecting the growth patterns of a fetus or a young child, according to recent medical studies."

There are 6 states without a perchlorate presence as of 2003:

About. com 10 things messing up your thyroid page on perchlorate:

much more to come

Mad Health

I wanted to change this blog to Mad Health. But someone else took it on March 4, 2009 to complain about their insurance not paying a bill. Who hasn't had that happen? But this would have been a good choice, since I am so angry about how ill I am and what poisons along the way have led me to this very very unhealthy state. I no longer give a damn what's beyond the horizon. It's bleak. No matter what I learn there are new, and BIG, things to learn about how my health has been messed up.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Not Immune!!!

As I listen to Jared Diamond, author of "Guns, Germs, and Steele", and currently speaking on his new book, "Collapse," I realize I need to comment now on what I can't eat / use-- because it makes me ill.

Rapadura gives me that feeling, that is so very familiar, of wanting to take an internal shower. There is no escape and this is NOT a good food. Note, OTOH, that I had no noticeable reaction to fresh cane juice. Quite yummy!

Vitamin C, mentioned before, a fermented corn product with so many ferments that it might as well be margarine.

Maple sugar-- D. This seemingly clean sweetener surprised me in disappointment.

Raw milk-- at least Organic Pastures milk so far. This can send me into an autoimmune attack spiral ending with a temperature 1-2 degs lower and dry skin the likes of a dehydrated vampire.

Raw cheese-- at leasat Organic Valley's raw sharp cheddar so far. I get depressed and mad minutes after eating this cheese. It appears to be from WI. Can't tell you the problem here either. But I have found myself really pissed off (usually a vitamin B12 deficiency problem) and then laugh at how easy and fast a food did that to me!

more later...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Raw milk ok! Kombucha, ok!

The period knows all. Neither Organic Pastures raw milk, nor Synergy? kombucha caused me one bit of trouble! They are keepers. Unfortunately I found a couple of other things weren't keepers. Looks like Luna Nori crackers caused me uncontrolled bleeding as likely did 365 brand cinnamon. I may try them again to be sure, but they are on the high suspect list for causing autoimmune? reactions. I know better than to eat processed foods anyway, but still try. I love milk and think I came out well. Kombucha is interesting. I didn't do well with kefir, so that was a bit of a surprise.

Looks like I still can't take CLO during the period. After lunch taking a tsp seemed ok, but not at breakfast time. I'm thinking of trying Galen Knight's suggestion and eating turmeric to increase morning cortisol. That sounds right up my alley. But I'll have to figure out an acceptable way to take it w/o requiring full out indian food. Maybe dahl? Yumm!

Monday, November 17, 2008

I'm drinking milk again!!!

I'm able to drink milk again, with no apparent drawbacks! When I drank milk before, I had uncontrollable bleeding. Death-defying stuff. Now I know that's a result of an autoimmune reaction to the milk. But thanks to joining Weston A Price Foundation, I tried raw milk. There doesn't seem to be much noticeable reaction-- other than my really enjoying the taste of fresh milk.

My period is coming up and it's the teller of all truths. If my bleeding goes uncontrolled after drinking the milk, it's outta here, for good. But, I'm actually expecting it to be alright. Pretty cool, huh? This means I'm a hop, skip, and a jump away from goodies like raw-milk ice cream and raw-milk eggnog. Ok, I can't really have sweets. But that's what holidays are for, right?

I was thinking about detractors saying that raw milk is dangerous. Yes, I suppose it is sometimes. Over the long run, not as dangerous as using cooked milk products. And, having been on the business end of them, raw milk isn't any more dangerous than eating ground meat or veggies as they keep having E. Coli, etc. There's no reason to go near ground meat, but not having raw veggies is probably a huge mistake.

If you aren't going to use raw milk products, don't use any milk products. Except, perhaps, yogurt-- where the milk was cooked, but then lactobacteria was added back making it a good food again! Eaten with live lactobacteria, mind you! We need those live enzymes people! We can't do this alone. Killed dairy may be secretly causing autoimmune reactions in you too.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Hypermenorrhea, Menorrhagia, Hasimoto's, and the Niacin Fix

I've found an important, if not THE important, tool in stopping hypermenorrhea and autoimmune attacks. I awoke bleeding excessively after spending the night in a new home. Because my throat hurt, I took niacin like I always do, a 100mg pill. That usually fixes the throat and adds warmth to my metabolism. But I didn't get the usual niacin flush after the first and my throat still hurt, so I took another. Then another. Still no flush. Over the day I took at least 500mg and never had more flush than a light localized rash on my arm.

But once the niacin started working, my throat stopped hurting as much and the bleeding reduced to normal! That's the first time in my life where I felt I had an answer to the hypermenorrhea that I've experienced my whole life. And since starting taking iodine, I believe that is the second day of my life of having normal bleeding! And it coincides exactly with treatment for autoimmune-- renewing my knowledge that I have Hashimoto's and verifying for the first time that it causes excessive bleeding! And that orthomolecular nutrition is VERY valuable. In this case, niacin.


Of course, it's not all that easy. I took 900mg today in an attempt to slow bleeding unsuccessfully. Why? Because I didn't have enough tyrosine. Once I ate dinner all the niacin took effect at once! I can avoid artificial vit C to avoid inciting an autoimmune attack, but there are other substances to be avoided too. And beyond gluten=containing foods. There's something in my tea. Oolong, raspberry, chamomile, spearmint, and marigold.