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Posted by: purlgirl, Friday, April 29, 2011, 9:04pm
Definition:  Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that may affect many different parts of the body. Small round spots, called granulomas, form in various organs. The spots hinder normal functioning of those organs.
The lungs are the most commonly affected organs. Granulomas in the lung leave less space for the air exchange that needs to take place. This can cause the lungs to stiffen. Other commonly affected organs are the skin, eyes, liver, and lymph nodes. Rarely, the brain may be affected.

Causes:  Scientists do not know what causes sarcoidosis. It seems to be related to malfunctioning of the immune system. The disease may possibly be triggered by an infection or exposure to a toxin in the environment. Some people may be more susceptible to sarcoidosis due to genetic or environmental factors.
Risk Factors that increases your chance of getting sarcoidosis include:
Age: 20 to 40
Sex: female
Ethnic descent: African-American, Northern European, Scandinavian, and Irish

Symptoms vary and can occur in different parts of the body, depending on where the granulomas form. Most symptoms develop in the lungs, skin, eyes, and liver. Multiple body systems may be affected. Symptoms may come and go. This disease is often acute, but in some patients it is chronic, waxing and waning. Symptoms may include: …"

My sis got sick this last winter and ended up with Pneumonia. Now she has Sarcoidosis in her lungs and maybe eyes. She also has Fibromyalgia, IBS and a history of Candida so bad that her toe nails turned black. When they treated the Candida she had a bad reaction and was hospitalized.  She has also been hospitalized with hives in the past.  I know its all Immune problems.

She moved last summer from Nevada to Iowa. The winter was really hard on her but she has been sick a long time.  She goes to the Dr but she is getting sicker.

She is 67, blood type A+,  pretty sure  GT 5 Warrior,  (secretor -don’t know)

My family knows how I feel about the SAD (Standard American Diet) and that I believe we can’t digest modern wheat. So far no one takes me seriously. The fact that Scandinavian, and Irish people are at risk for  Sarcoidosis may help my cause since thats what we are.
She has a new friend with Fibromyalgia who is encouraging her to change her diet and specifically get off wheat. She is coming in July to visit and wants my help - but I want to start now encouraging her.  

Any  suggestions you have will be greatly appreciated.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, April 29, 2011, 10:02pm; Reply: 1
get her on following the plan......educate her on self and non self.....
hand her over the book....
ER/LR/GTD   in that order.....she needs to be convinced
you can lead a horse to water, right?
the rest is up to them
Posted by: purlgirl, Friday, April 29, 2011, 10:20pm; Reply: 2
Thanks Lola

I feel very emotional about this.
My other 2 sisters and my brother also have serious health issues.
I think they feel like they just can't cope with one more thing = Changing their Diet.

Sometimes I just need to hear someone encourage me not to give up trying with them.

Thanks again  :)
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Friday, April 29, 2011, 11:58pm; Reply: 3
keep the advice simple and concentrate on the biggest thing that causes problems, if it's wheat then get her off wheat for now.

when she come to stay wirh you you can then do the nest thing which my guess would be dairy, but it might br the other way round.

but if Candida is involves you can bet she is getting too much sugar from somewhere.

so she has a lot to do and the sooner the better.

take a note that "scientist don't know what casues...." it is usually food when they say that.

is she a diabetic, because she certainly sounds at least pre diabetic. good luck
Posted by: purlgirl, Saturday, April 30, 2011, 2:24am; Reply: 4
Thank you  policychecker

Yes - simple is the ticket.

I think the best plan is to work on  Wheat first, esp since she has befriended someone who is already dealing with wheat problems.
Also getting off wheat really reduced the sugar in my diet.  
Posted by: Patty H, Thursday, May 16, 2013, 11:52am; Reply: 5
Purlgirl, I am wondering if you have had any luck with educating your sister.  My brother was just diagnosed with sarcoidosis of the liver and spleen.

He was also hospitalized because his calcium was too high.  I am not sure what might cause that but plan to do a search on the internet.
Posted by: Amazone I., Thursday, May 16, 2013, 2:10pm; Reply: 6
very powerful allso here is the mycotherapy !!! Please look for an ND who combines BTD/GTD and mycotherapy....and orthomolecular medicine(pray)(smarty)(ok) wish you good luck and all the best from Switzerland (smile)
Posted by: Jane, Thursday, May 16, 2013, 4:53pm; Reply: 7
Calcium too high is usually from a tumor, usually benign, in one of the parathyroids.  Is is really really exhausted?  That was the first symptom I complained about.  The tumor causes the body to leach calcium from the bones and that's why calcium shows up as very high in tests.  Post surgery I was literally electric.  If I touched my arm I'd get a shock.  They had me eating TUMS all day long to get the calcium to the right level.  That was in 1996.  I believe the surgery they do now can be done with a much smaller incision.
Hope he's OK.  That was one of the things that ultimately led me to finding the BTD.
Posted by: Amazone I., Thursday, May 16, 2013, 5:19pm; Reply: 8
so far get balanced by the ca-antagonist magnesium ;) ;D.........
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, May 16, 2013, 5:25pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from Patty H
Purlgirl, I am wondering if you have had any luck with educating your sister.  My brother was just diagnosed with sarcoidosis of the liver and spleen.

He was also hospitalized because his calcium was too high.  I am not sure what might cause that but plan to do a search on the internet.

High calcium often means low magnesium.  Read Carolyn Dean's book on Magnesium.  Most people are seriously magnesium deficient.  Magnesium is no longer in our soil....people eat high calcium
diets which causes calcification of tissue, joints, cells.  The body can't function on low magnesium.  Can't absorb vitamin D....leads to a weakened immune system.  Also many drugs, estrogen dominance and high cortisol depletes magnesium.

Here's Carolyn Dean's website.  Read about magnesium.

Here's a list of drugs that deplete magnesium.

Good youtube video with Dr. Dean
Posted by: Patty H, Friday, May 17, 2013, 11:43am; Reply: 10
Amazone I., Jane and Chloe.  Thank you for your posts.

Amazone, unfortunately my brother almost certainly will not seek out the advice of an ND.  I am the only (lonely) one in my family who believes in natural health.

Jane, my brother did have a PET scan and biopsy of his liver because he has lesions on his liver and spleen.  The PET scan should have showed any tumors but none showed up.

Chloe, I have Dr. Dean's book and recommended to him that he look into magnesium supplementation.  Fortunately his doctors did give his an injection of magnesium and will continue to do so if his calcium remains high.

Another avenue I recommended he follow is to look at his vitamin K, K2 specifically, but for some reason he will not talk to the doctors about it.  I have read that when the body is also low in vitamin K, calcium is not absorbed into the bones where it belongs but remains in the bloodstream where it can be very serious and contribute to the build up of plaque and hardening of the arteries.  My brother has already had one heart attack, so they took this very seriously.
Posted by: Jane, Friday, May 17, 2013, 2:45pm; Reply: 11
Did they PET scan look at the parathyroids?  I don't know much about PET scans.  I do know that very high calcium is often related to to parathyroid tumors.  Interesting I really should look into K2.  I take a lot of calcium but I buy the cheapest one at WFs and just take it with extra D.

Hope he's OK Patty and hope you are doing well too.  
Posted by: cajun, Friday, May 17, 2013, 5:25pm; Reply: 12
Purlgirl and Patty,
Sending healing wishes to your loved ones and strength to you two for helping them!
Posted by: Amazone I., Thursday, May 23, 2013, 10:56am; Reply: 13
Patty H.. I feel your pain and understand about placed agreements... :o :-/ :P but as much as we can underline our point of views incl. proofs ;)... the easier it goes...and sorry to be that directly but sometimes it needs further hurts to come along with truth ;)  :-/ :X..........

a lot of people don't agree in taking grip over their health nor justamente accept truth about being selfaware for prevention......(dizzy)(unhappy)
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