Archives for: March 2002, 05
I'm sure interested in the recent topic about mouth ulcers since I've had one on my left side since before February of this year.
I tried the Yeast/Fungus protocol for a month but it's still there. It feels soft but becomes hard and pointed like a pimple when there is the slightest bit of vinegar in my food. I had been using a squeeze of lemon in my daily water but decided to take a break thinking it could be contributing to it. It's still there, no larger, no smaller.
I am puzzled. I am about 90% compliant on the type O, non-secretor diet. I have 4 amalgam fillings left to replace. No plans for the 3 gold fillings I've had for 25 years. Are these safe?
I feel very healthy and take daily 4 Phytocal, 2 Polyvite, 2 PolyFlora, 3 Catechol, 2 Taraxacum, 1 Live Cell, 3 Proberry Caps and almost have my menopausal hormones balanced.
I started taking 2 Quercetin Plus a day but it hasn't seemed to affect the mouth ulcer. I am very faithful at taking Deflect O with the 10% non-compliant foods I struggle with when eating out.
My recent blood test showed my potassium high at 5.5, normal range is 3.5-5.3. I was eating 1 banana a day but now am down to 4 a week. I look forward to any postings on your column that might be answers to this problem. Thank you Heidi for everything you do, you're the best! Pat S.
Hello, Pat ~ you're doing a wonderful job of everything! Mouth ulcers tend to crop up either in states of high acidity, or in response to yeast overgrowth (due to low immunity).
As an experiment, try rinsing at night with a little baking soda (1 tsp) in a small glass of water. Don't swallow it ~ spit it out and rinse with plain water. Do this for three days and let me know if you notice a difference in that anomaly. Also, what kind of toothpaste/mouthwash do you use? On that point, read on... :-)
Hi Heidi, This is regarding the question about mouth ulcers.
I am generally very healthy but am prone to the mouth ulcers.I find that it has to do with acidity.
Coffee,acidic wine,too much lemon or lime,will cause them.
Since I am an old competitive weight lifter,my body probably tends to lean toward being acidic from the exercise,plus the higher protein intake...
Also,I find that things like toothpaste with sodium laurel sulfate will give me mouth sores.
If I eat alkaline fruit and vegatables and brush my teeth with "Peelu" tooth paste or baking soda,drink green tea instead of coffee,and semi dry wines,I have no problem...Hope that helps...John
Perfectly to the point, John! This is IT in a nutshell for type O with mouth ulcers, where low immunity is not an issue. Thanks! :-D
Hello Heidi, I have an intriguing question (I think).
My daughter, 20 Yrs, A, nonnie, has an interesting twitch that persists. It is the muscle around her left eye, at the edge of the orbit or eye socket that forms a circle under her eye and around to her eyebrow. It will twitch at different spots along that curve......and feels somewhat like the nerves are "firing off" if you know what I mean. It is not constantly twitching but remains on and off present daily.
She is VERY true to the A Nonnie diet and has been for over a year. It seems it must be a deficiency of some kind in the nutrients needed for the nervous system or the muscular system. We were wondering what your take might be on this one? Best wishes for a great summer! Meredith in CA (A nonnie,too)
Have her get hold of Methyl B12 Plus -- take two capsules in the morning with water, away from other supps, before breakfast. Do this for one week, and tell me if the twitching disappears. If it does not, add 1/2 scoop (2 tablespoons) of KAL or other good nutritional yeast (no avoids in the formulation) to a shake or smoothie in the afternoon -- again, one week and let me know the result.
The twitch you described is 99% certainly caused by B vitamin deficiency. I'd try the Methyl B12 first, since that is the most likely candidate -- type A's comparatively low intrinsic factor means they can easily run into a B12 deficiency. Write again when she's had a chance to supplement. If there is a low-mineral issue, a pinch of gray sea salt in a quart of water daily may be all she needs -- but let's revisit that issue if the B vits don't do the trick. I believe they will. Best wishes to you both! :-D