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BluesSinger
Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 3:12pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Well  in reaching about my dry mouth, bad breath, acid indigestion, nasal cloggage, extended stomach, bloating, and burping, it seems I most likely have a mild/moderate form of GERD.  I've got all the symptoms of that going on right now... so not sure if I have Candida or not.. but I definitely am going to adhere even closer to Swami.  I noticed when I did eat more of the Ghee than recommended, I would get acid reflux (too much fat causes the GERD to activate).    The last couple days my breakfast has had a high degree of fat and my symptoms have increased... so I think I'm on to something here.

I'm not interested in taking Prilosec even though I may take it today to decrease some of my symptoms which currently are awful...

I know that my compulsive overeating of JUNK probably damaged me badly and so now I have to heal from this.  I've been clean from junk and sugar today for 60 days... so now it's a matter of just getting extremely close to my Swami recommendations and continue to heal my gut.

Any suggestions to help control this would be GREATLY appreciated.
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Follow your diet is first and foremost.  A mostly beneficial diet will provide the most healing, but the cleaning may be intense...  

I don't know how much cleaning and healing you have to do, but it can take some time when the body is packed full of junk and run down.  

The best we can do is persist on our diet and use any protocols to strengthen systems that are most needy - if we can determine that.


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Ok.. just ate a breakfast of:

2 eggs
1 piece of dry teff toast
broccoli cooked with onions in some rice bran oil with agave
1/2 sweet potato (dry)
grapefruit juice
small amount of pineapple/mango jam

that should make my tummy happy.  all Swami indicated Beneficial foods
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Have you tried taking Gastro D?

http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NP042

If by any chance your GERD is caused by H Pylori, the mastic gum in Gastro D will be helpful to
eradicate that bacteria.

How about getting good bacteria?  Are you eating cultured/fermented vegetables?  Taking any
probiotics?

I can't tell from your breakfast if those foods are all beneficials/neutrals or what.  And how about
your genoharmonic combos?  Eating any of those?

Don't blame you about not wanting to use Prilosec, but as a Hunter who is probably going to need
a decent amount of pure animal protein to give your HCL something to break down, I think if this
were me, I'd be focusing on getting adequate protein/vegetables every day and see if that makes
a difference.  Maybe go lighter on juices and fruits for a short while to see if you can find some gut balance.

If you DO have candida, you don't want to feed your body foods that candida thrives on.....sugars


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What is a dry sweet potato?????

Looks like a good breakfast.  

I responded in your other post about my thoughts to your question.  


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Quoted from Chloe
Have you tried taking Gastro D?

http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NP042

If by any chance your GERD is caused by H Pylori, the mastic gum in Gastro D will be helpful to
eradicate that bacteria.

How about getting good bacteria?  Are you eating cultured/fermented vegetables?  Taking any
probiotics?

I can't tell from your breakfast if those foods are all beneficials/neutrals or what.  And how about
your genoharmonic combos?  Eating any of those?

Don't blame you about not wanting to use Prilosec, but as a Hunter who is probably going to need
a decent amount of pure animal protein to give your HCL something to break down, I think if this
were me, I'd be focusing on getting adequate protein/vegetables every day and see if that makes
a difference.  Maybe go lighter on juices and fruits for a short while to see if you can find some gut balance.

If you DO have candida, you don't want to feed your body foods that candida thrives on.....sugars


I've taken pro-biotics for years, currently on a double dose.  I can't do vinegar - it's a black dot.. so fermented foods are out.  I did try some fermented foods with lemon juice but they hurt my tummy..  As I mentioned in my post all of the foods I ate this morning are beneies on my swami.  some diamonds.  Also the juice I drank was cut twice with water so there was hardly any in the glass!      I cut all my juices with either seltzer or water.

I haven't had any acid reflux all morning and I'm not bloated or burping from my meal.  So that's a good sign!

I only ate eggs this morning instead of additional protein, because I eat ALOT of animal protein  throughout the day and I thought I'd cut back a bit.  

my portions on my swami don't allow for meat at every meal.

A dry sweet potato is just a potato without oils, butter or ghee.  I just ate it without all that.
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I just realized you've got two threads running and I just read the other one about you taking a medication for a fungal/yeast overgrowth situation....so now confirming that you've got candida,
this is going to take some work on your part to stay vigilant and follow your SWAMI even better
than before.

As much as I'd love to say you can beat this after taking a strong drug to kill off pathogens, what you really need to focus on is making sure you're getting foods that supply good bacteria and maintain a total avoidance of foods that are going to feed candida again.  It takes a lot of focus and will power to avoid indulging in sugary foods....

I had a major issue after a long run of abx when I had Lyme disease.  Took me a long while to find
a way to balance my gut.... and the craving for sweets made me feel like an addict. I can tell I'm
way past having an imbalanced gut because I don't crave carbs in an unnatural way anymore.

I suggest you eat every few hours to make sure you're not craving the wrong foods.  Getting enough
meat and animal protein so you don't feel so much acid reflux. And maybe eat more vegetables so
you aren't eating too much fruit....Do you think the medication caused the GERD or was it a symptom before you took the drug?


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Fermented vegetables are made with sea salt and no vinegar.

You probably need to check out old threads on culturing vegetables.  Lots and lots of advice for you
to make your own.

Threads about fermenting.
http://www.bing.com/search?cp=.....q1=site%3Adadamo.com

Just to give you a simple suggestion.  I grate carrots and ginger plus chop a few cloves of garlic.
Put everything into a bowl with a few tsps of sea salt.  Use my hands to squish everything together until
I see the veggies have given off liquid.  Take a few minutes...2-3.  After that, take a clean jar with a lid
(or not with a lid but at least have some cheesecloth and a rubberband where you can cover the jar)

I then pack the veggies,liquid and all into the jar.....as tight as I can until the liquid rises above the
veggies.

That's it.  Cap or cover the jar....put it on a plate and leave it in your kitchen....3 days, taste it...It
then gets refrigerated and is fermented, ready to eat.

You can do this with any raw veggie.  If you can't have garlic, then try onion or something you can eat.

But really, either go to youtube, type in "making fermented vegetables" and watch some videos for
instructions.

You can also add some abx capsules to your jar.

Try it....You will find it so easy.  

Sorry, I missed reading that all your breakfast foods were benes.  Good for you!    And good to hear you're
feeling better after what you ate for breakfast!~


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Hey Chloe... great advice!  

I am under alot of stress right now which is not helping things.. but I DO NOT have cravings anymore for any sugar and junk. they are gone.  

I am 60 days free of eating junk and sugar and i barely eat any grains.  i eat only two extra thin sliced pieces of teff toast approx. every day and very little rice.  very little.

I just quit ghee finally as I am only allowed 1 tsp 3 times a week (I was eating alot more), and i am only eating one black dot now.  but i have flirted with a few items that were either avoids or black dots.  i.e. mayo and mustard on a sandwich.  very small amts now and again but now I am going to cut that out as well.
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I wouldn't quit ghee altogether.  It has butyric acid which is great for gut health.  Maybe just try using a little bit.  

However, coconut oil might work for you too.  And it helps kill candida.  If it's on your list.  It might not be.  IDK.  

Yeah, if you have REAL cultured veggies, it's got nothing to do with vinegar.  I used to make my own.  All I would use is the culture starter from Donna Gates.  Or you can just use salt.  As I said before.  I've never heard of using lemons.  


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I wouldn't quit ghee altogether.  It has butyric acid which is great for gut health.  Maybe just try using a little bit.  

However, coconut oil might work for you too.  And it helps kill candida.  If it's on your list.  It might not be.  IDK.  

Yeah, if you have REAL cultured veggies, it's got nothing to do with vinegar.  I used to make my own.  All I would use is the culture starter from Donna Gates.  Or you can just use salt.  As I said before.  I've never heard of using lemons.  


Yah I might treat myself once a week or so on the ghee.  it's very sad but coconut oil is an avoid for me.

i'll try the cultured vegies sometime soon.. thank you.

today I got the digestive enzymes and some Glucosamine Sulfate and some DGL.  so i should be set to really heal my gut.  


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Dr. D's immediate remedy to acid reflux is the seaweed Fucus vesiculosus (Bladderwrack). Dr. D explains in the book Eat Right 4 Your Type that the H. pylori bacteria within the IG tract, that cause this misery, prefer the specific sugar in the seaweed to the sugar found in the human tissue, and immediately upon feeding them with this seaweed they switch to eat the weed and leave us in peace.

This seaweed is contained in Deflect O (200 mg per serving)
http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=BT004O
and in Gastro-D (25 mg per serving)
http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NP042

Since I read the above I've been treating my acid reflux successfully with Solgar Kelp capsules. Whenever it flares up I take one or two capsules and the acid reflux disappears. Moreover, BTD almost anulled my acid reflux fits shortly after becoming compliant.


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Try to avoid or not take prilosec more than 7 days.  Extended use can make it hard to get off of the med because the stomach will overproduce acid after you stop.  I experienced this, but it may be different for your blood type.  

For me, antihistamines helped just as well or better because i still had normal stomach acid, and now i do not use anything except antihistamines at times when it comes out and gets bad (bad nasal drip into the stomach and irritates my throat and stomach), which isn't too much these days (knock on wood!)  
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I've been clean from junk and sugar today for 60 days...


Congratulations! This is something to be PROUD of!


It is not my responsibility to convince anyone of anything.
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Try to avoid or not take prilosec more than 7 days.  Extended use can make it hard to get off of the med because the stomach will overproduce acid after you stop.  I experienced this, but it may be different for your blood type.  

For me, antihistamines helped just as well or better because i still had normal stomach acid, and now i do not use anything except antihistamines at times when it comes out and gets bad (bad nasal drip into the stomach and irritates my throat and stomach), which isn't too much these days (knock on wood!)  


I only took it yesterday and then stopped.  I went and got the Glucosamine Sulfate and a couple of other things and cut back on so much oils in my meals and wah lah!  My stomach is already unbloated.. no burping and the lump in my throat is small today.  

I also got some DGL and chewing one before each meal.

I will look into the Solgar Kelp capsule - that seems great.  is it maybe be good to take on a regular basis?
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Congratulations! This is something to be PROUD of!


BluesSinger, I just want to add that your progress has been inspiring

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BluesSinger, I just want to add that your progress has been inspiring





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Quoted from BluesSinger
I will look into the Solgar Kelp capsule - that seems great.  is it maybe be good to take on a regular basis?
It's definitely great. Dr. D's tip!!!

It says on the bottle: once daily, with a meal.

It surely looks a great idea to take it as preventive remedy, especially before concerts, but I don't know if it works this way. Can't harm!

I take it only as a rescue remedy, when an acid reflux fit attacks me, and then I take 2 capsules, with only lots of water. Actually drinking 2 glasses of water is the first thing I do, then I add the Fucus capsules with water.



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Quoted from yaeli
It's definitely great. Dr. D's tip!!!

It says on the bottle: once daily, with a meal.

It surely looks a great idea to take it as preventive remedy, especially before concerts, but I don't know if it works this way. Can't harm!

I take it only as a rescue remedy, when an acid reflux fit attacks me, and then I take 2 capsules, with only lots of water. Actually drinking 2 glasses of water is the first thing I do, then I add the Fucus capsules with water.



You know if I drink water on an acidic stomach.. it gets worse!  

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You know if I drink water on an acidic stomach.. it gets worse!  

Oh! Sorry... Still, I wouldn't pass trying the Bladderwrack ("Kelp"). It has clearly saved me.


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Congratulations! This is something to be PROUD of!


Yes, I should've said that too.  I sort of downplayed that.  I apologize.  It is a HUGE accomplishment.  You were good to not be offended Bluessinger.  


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I only took it yesterday and then stopped.  I went and got the Glucosamine Sulfate and a couple of other things and cut back on so much oils in my meals and wah lah!  My stomach is already unbloated.. no burping and the lump in my throat is small today.  

I also got some DGL and chewing one before each meal.

I will look into the Solgar Kelp capsule - that seems great.  is it maybe be good to take on a regular basis?


I am familiar with that feeling!  Certain oils and just the ways some foods are prepared does that to me no matter what the food is (not near as much now, but i put more good things in my body these days).    

I don't know anything about solgar kelp capsules, but i will read about them and maybe give them a try, or keep them on hand in case i go through a period of those types of painful attacks of acid reflux.  My esophagus closes up.  I do not have  a terribly acidic stomach, or maybe now it is more normal and not out of balance.  I think for me it also has to do with the liver.  When it is strained, this happens.

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I don't know anything about solgar kelp capsules, but i will read about them and maybe give them a try
I've started looking for those in the web, and OOPS!!! Fucus vesiculosus (Bladderwrack) doesn't seem to be around anymore.     Solgar product is now called North Atlantic Kelp, and NOW specifies other seaweeds on its iodine product.

Last week I took 2 tablets of the NOW iodine product for acid reflux, and it worked too, but a little slower than the good old Solgar capsules, which had an "enormous" quatity of Bladderwrack, 520 mg per capsule.

I am going to search a bit more. Can anybody tell whatever happened to Bladderwrack??  

Perhaps this has to do with the Fukushima disaster?



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Dr. D's Deflect O contains 200 mg Bladderwrack per serving.

The recommended dose, 3 servings daily, gives 600 mg Bladderwrack daily.

This answers BluesSinger's question whether to take it on a regular basis.


It seems that bladderwrack has disappeared from everywhere - but from home!


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Dr. D's Deflect O contains 200 mg Bladderwrack per serving.

The recommended dose, 3 servings daily, gives 600 mg Bladderwrack daily.

This answers BluesSinger's question whether to take it on a regular basis.


It seems that bladderwrack has disappeared from everywhere - but from home!


Ok.. so I will take one 200mg Solgar North Atlantic Kelp Cap with each meal..   maybe that will stave off the acid indigestion and help heal my poor damaged gut.  
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