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Posted by: kescah, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 7:23am
Hello! ;D

I am going to put together everything I have learned about Psoriatic Arthritis and its treatment as a resource for myself, and I figured I would do it here for the sake of anyone else who might be so blessed as to have this disease. ::) I will word the post for newbies who might come.

The treatment for psoriasis would be the same.

It turns out that the numerous symptoms I have had for the last ten years have all been part and parcel of one disease, psoriatic arthritis.  ::) It is good to know that; it makes me feel better not being just one pathetic disease magnet.

The symptoms I have had which are typical (though you may have had others):

Psoriasis (flaking off of scaly patches of excess skin with redness, dryness and itching)
Generalized stiffness and weakness
Acidity (high uric acid levels in blood leading to acid urine)
Bladder inflammation
Joint and back pain
Thick, distorted nails
Horrific leg and foot cramps which draw my limbs out of shape

The Cause of it all:

Leaky gut syndrome, brought on by candida, lectins and bacteria, which leads to particles and critters getting into the blood stream which don't belong there, causing food allergies and other sensitivities and inflammation in an attempt to clean it up. It also leads to congestion of the liver in the attempt to clean the blood.

The treatment:

1) Learn what foods you should eat, using either Blood Type or Genotype information as taught in other threads in this forum. Some foods damage your gut; others are healing. Sufferers should get off all grains- when I finally listened to the homeopath on this, I had a huge improvement.

Other foods you may be allergic to, even if they are on your compliant foods list. This is likely the case for psoriasis sufferers, and allergins can cause insane itching. (You can test a food by taking your pulse for one minute before eating it, and then 10, 20 and 30 minutes after. If it goes up 5 or more beats in a minute, you have some allergy. The more beats, the more I itch!)

Make sure none of your supplements have allergins in them- it has to specifically say so! (This product contains no corn, wheat, blah blah blah) Many supplements, like ascorbic acid, or ingredients or fillers come from corn, for example, but they don't say corn. In time, after healing, sensitivity will decrease and you will be able to add some foods back into your diet.

You may also be allergic to the sun. Are the areas that are exposed to the sun all inflamed compared to covered areas?

2) Heal the leaky gut. Use the Deflect, Intrinsa and Polyflora supplements for sale on this website that are right for your blood type. This, along with diet, will stop further mobbing of your bloodstream by invaders from your intestines and things will begin to settle down.

3) Try N-Acetyl Cysteine from the health food store for inflammation. It improved things overnight for me!

4) See a homeopathic physician (not the same as a naturopath or herbologist) to have your constitutional remedy chosen. Insist on LOW POTENCIES only, as high potencies can cause you to get worse before you get better. I would start with a 6c and slowly ascend over time to 12c, 30c, 200c. Warning: Some homeopaths like to prescribe high potencies (like 1m, 10m), and this is not good with skin disorders!

5) If you deal with horrific cramping/drawing symptoms, make sure you are getting enough minerals in your diet (veggies) or supplements. Magnesium is especially needed, but up to bowel tolerance (not enough to cause diarrhea). Beyond that, if you still have the problem, you can get some Hyland's Leg Cramps homeopathic combination. The Cinchona (quinine) in it can be helpful- or the other ingredients.

6) If you have or have had candida, avoid all carbs.

7) Topical treatments are suppressive (keeping the disease inside your body rather than allowing it out through the skin) but you can use olive oil to sooth the dryness.

I will add to this post as things come to my mind.
Posted by: Amazone I., Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 9:12am; Reply: 1
and if you won't mind to add some fine psychosomatic issues here and for treatments some lekker *healing mushrooms*.....entre-autre....I'd be more then satisfyd then ;)  ;D ;D
Posted by: kescah, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 6:26pm; Reply: 2
Quoted from Amazone I.
and if you won't mind to add some fine psychosomatic issues here and for treatments some lekker *healing mushrooms*.....entre-autre....I'd be more then satisfyd then ;)  ;D ;D

Amazone and everyone, if you have things to add, please do! I am updating the first post as my brain gets in gear.

Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 10:12pm; Reply: 3
ginger inhibits the cox2 enzyme

great job kescah!

chronic illness
intestinal health
Posted by: snazzyshazz, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 10:35pm; Reply: 4
Thanks, Kescah, for that summary.

I have learned about psoriatic arthritis in my naturopathic studies. It is good to hear from someone who knows it 'from the inside'. My homeopathic studies start in July - I will pay particular attention now! I am excited about being able to draw on herbalism, dietary knowledge (BTD/GTD, of course), homeopathy, and Bach flowers all as part of my arsenal. I don't start the clinical part of my course until the beginning of next year, but it will be useful to have your actual case history in mind.
Posted by: kescah, Thursday, May 16, 2013, 1:33am; Reply: 5
Hi Snazzyshazz,

I remember chatting with you when I was in Hawaii- that is when my psoriasis went from being a three inch patch on my hand/wrist to a huge disaster all over my arms. I have no idea what brought that on; I can say it was not stress in that setting.

I'm glad to hear your studies are coming along! I'm also happy to be a case study for you. I know it helps to solidify a disease or syndrome in your mind when you have a particular patient (or know one) with the problem. Since PsA is only present in just a small percentage of psoriasis patients, it would be easy to be confuddled about what is going on.

My symptom picture has been going on for about ten years, but nobody had it figured out as one disorder. With my psoriasis patches being small, nobody thought much about them when I came in complaining of "bladder pain" or "leg cramps". I would take their advice and then have to go farther, doing research. I called back, saying guess what, my urine is very acidic. I would get some advice, take it and then call back again and they would say... (and this was my very great, highly trusted naturopath) "Well, just test your saliva instead." Like it didn't matter that my urine was pH 5.5 and burning my urethra up. With the leg cramps (insanely excruciating drawing pains, pulling my foot out of shape) it was just "You need a good bone supplement." True, but I have had to constantly juggle which minerals were off balance in the supplement- take some extra magnesium, drop the calcium and potassium... add back in some calcium a week later. All trial and error, and sometimes when I would try adding some calcium back in, it would make it worse! Finally I have learned that other PsA patients have the same problem. And I have hope that once I heal my gut and clean out my blood and liver, that will stop.

The nice thing about homeopathy is that you don't need a diagnosis to help. You treat the whole person with the symptoms presenting. At one time I could not get out of a chair or bed without help. At another time I could not lift so much as a book due to pain in the ball of my thumb (sharp, gout-like pain). But the remedies took care of those things, and I could keep going. Now it is mainly the skin, and oh boy, the bladder inflammation is back. But I know what to take. ;D

I keep finding more foods I can eat, which is nice. Once I dropped grains under orders, I cleared up to where I could tell when a food bothered me if I ate just one food at a time. Now I can enjoy eating again as long as I leave those allergins out. And my list of good foods is three times as long as my allergins.

Nice to hear from you!

Posted by: kescah, Thursday, May 16, 2013, 1:36am; Reply: 6
Quoted from Lola
ginger inhibits the cox2 enzyme

Thanks! I got some ginger tea just to add a diamond to my diet. It was hard to find some without a corn product, though, even in a health food store. But I did! ;D

Now, do I want to inhibit my cox2 enzymes or not? ;D
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, May 16, 2013, 2:47am; Reply: 7
grated root works.......boil a bit.....fresh tea
Posted by: kescah, Thursday, May 16, 2013, 3:45am; Reply: 8
Thanks. I'm drinking some as we speak.
Posted by: jaff77, Thursday, May 16, 2013, 6:17am; Reply: 9
Hi kescah,
I feel very identificated with your history, in my case:

Skin problems (Seborreic dermatitis)
Leaky gut syndrome
White tongue
Trying diferent diets, not knowing what to eat. It's a difficult path.

Now at least BTD helps my gut and I've found some natural remedy to keep my skin on good health (raw honey and coconut oil,, but I'm fighting yet.
Posted by: kescah, Thursday, May 16, 2013, 3:08pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from jaff77
Hi kescah,
I feel very identificated with your history, in my case:

Skin problems (Seborreic dermatitis)
Leaky gut syndrome
White tongue
Trying diferent diets, not knowing what to eat. It's a difficult path.

Now at least BTD helps my gut and I've found some natural remedy to keep my skin on good health (raw honey and coconut oil,, but I'm fighting yet.

I'm so glad to hear that you are getting some of it solved. Will healing the gut help your skin? I know nothing about your dermatitis.

Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, May 16, 2013, 3:17pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from kescah
Will healing the gut help your skin?

Healing the gut will provide benefits of less possible "toxins" through the intestine / blood barrier, so less toxins needing to be filtered out or otherwise removed from the body.  Since the skin is a major pathway for toxins to be discharged from the body, this will remove stress from it, as well as the liver / kidneys.

In short, healing the gut will help the entire body, including the skin.
Posted by: jaff77, Friday, May 17, 2013, 6:12am; Reply: 12
Quoted from kescah

I'm so glad to hear that you are getting some of it solved. Will healing the gut help your skin? I know nothing about your dermatitis.

I'm healing, but not healed  ;)
Some steps forward, some steps back
Maybe this is a way of life
I think stress plays a big role too
Posted by: snazzyshazz, Friday, May 17, 2013, 8:47am; Reply: 13
Quoted from kescah

I got some ginger tea just to add a diamond to my diet. It was hard to find some without a corn product, though, even in a health food store. But I did! ;D

Now, do I want to inhibit my cox2 enzymes or not? ;D

I love ginger tea made from fresh ginger, sliced finely (only 4-5 slices), steeped in near boiling water. I add a bit of honey to sweeten. This is especially good if I get a cold. The cox2 enzymes are involved in inflammation, so ginger works well as an anti-inflammatory.
Posted by: HealthSeeker, Friday, May 17, 2013, 12:36pm; Reply: 14
This article has answered a lot of question I have had over the yrs 20+.I have psorisis in 3 locations on my body I have been treating with a medication for yrs. It has become difficult to obtain the medicine recently. I began to diplay arthritis symptoms. In December I required assistance raising from bed /chair, walking very short distance. Had to give up my 2nd job. I expreinced severe cramps in all my limbs even my upper arms and thighs. My sister told me about the BTD almost 2 months  and I  have seen  changes major. They Dr wanted to do a Total Knee Replacement on my right knee. I declined because I felt no more cramps and very little knee distress after 10 wks on the BTD. This is my answer. I am testing different foods now if a breakout occur I will eliminate that food from my diet. Calicum is the worst right now and a Dr told e not to take many yrs ago but not because of psorisis.I am So grateful for BTD.

Posted by: kescah, Friday, May 17, 2013, 5:19pm; Reply: 15

NIce to hear from you. I also could not get out of bed or a chair without help a number of years ago, and thought I might have rheumatoid arthritis, but tests showed that it was not that- typical for PsA. Looks like it, but ain't. ;D I was able to get rid of the arthritis symptoms with homeopathy, but didn't treat my "eczema" because I was treating other things, and you can't take too many homeopathics at once.

I had small patches of eczema, we thought, back then, but it later began to look more like psoriasis (which I had on a pinky finger since childhood). Then it spread big-time. Homeopathy is helping, but I must eat right along with it, and am getting to work with supplements as soon as they arrive. Today, maybe??? :)

Thanks for the info, Snazzy!

Jaff, yes. Stress is a killer. I think it has played a big role in mine.
Posted by: kescah, Saturday, May 18, 2013, 11:10pm; Reply: 16
I can no longer edit the first post in this thread, but an important link for many is this one that shows many products that are made from corn and snuck into many foods. Make sure your supplements say No Corn. I might have surgery one of these days and learned that dextrose (IV fluid) is from corn! Beware, if you are allergic to corn, which I suspect all psoriasis patients are.
Posted by: kescah, Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 5:31am; Reply: 17
In the last two days I have had amazing healing. What is different? I started eating genoharmonic foods, for one thing, and the other is that I got on a liver formula (which includes duodenal tissue !!!) at the same time. I've also stayed off my allergins for some time now, a few weeks except for the foods I am trying out, a little here and a little there.

Today I received my supplements (Deflect A, Intrinsa and Polyflora A). I'm already 80% better, but these should eventually get me to where I am not allergic to so many things. I'm so happy!

Thanks Dr. D. & all of you who have helped.
Posted by: jaff77, Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 2:58pm; Reply: 18
I'm going to give a try to Kombucha, too. I have great hope in it, to improve my flora and gut
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 4:15pm; Reply: 19
great job!!
Posted by: kescah, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 3:58am; Reply: 20
I have just mentioned this in a thread about my son, but I have learned some things today that I want to share also on this thread. So amazing.

Psoriatic arthritis comes with lots of uric acid in the blood, and the crystals it forms in joints cause terrible pain, like gout. It is wrongly diagnosed as gout at times, especially if the psoriatic lesions have not yet formed on the skin, or the doctor is not yet aware of them.

My symptoms have included severe bladder burning and burning with urnination, like an infection- but not; high anxiety and tetany, severe drawing pains in the legs and feet; allergies and skin lesions. All are related to acidity.

And here is a list of causes of tetany (severe cramps):

Interestingly, my current homeopathic remedy (specific for psoriasis of the forearms) is the same remedy people take to remove lactic acid from muscles after a heavy workout. It is ... drumroll ... Rhus Toxicodendron, or poison oak. In the crude form,  it causes awful itching, and in the homeopathic form, it helps to alleviate it. (If you try this remedy for itching, be sure to take a low potency such as a 6C. A high potency can make you worse before better!)

I am interested, now, in learning how leaky gut might be related to acidity. Anyone?

Posted by: kescah, Thursday, May 30, 2013, 6:15am; Reply: 21
I'll answer that question after another 24 hours of research.  ;D

The acid is made by the out-of-control candida.

Though an alkaline diet is good for the blood and organs, you don't want to overly neutralize the stomach/intestinal acids. Candida loves an alkaline environment in the gut and even creates one. Acid-loving bacteria (which is what acidophilus literally means) are needed to keep the intestines slightly acid.

I don't think the suggestions some make to use baking soda in water are good for anyone with candida problems.

Yet, cancer grows in acidity, so now that is another balancing act. One must keep the blood slightly alkaline, the gut slightly acid, and still not tempt cancer cells to grow. I know, I know. Eat compliant foods.  ;D
Posted by: kescah, Saturday, June 1, 2013, 5:42pm; Reply: 22
I know you regulars here know all this, but I am just getting it together in one thread for people who come to learn.

I began to have an itch attack last night that went on for hours. I was devastated because it was my second such episode after pau d' arco tea. I was puzzled, too, because the tea did not raise my pulse rate, which my allergins do. So I had to put on my thinking cap and my Oxford-sort-of garments and do some additional research.

As it turned out, the itch was not an allergy to pau d' arco ;D :K) ;D. It was candida die-off, meaning that my efforts were really really successful, too successful, even. I did some research on how to help that situation, and as expected, you cut back on the killing aspect, but to relieve the itch I tried another suggestion--I took molybdenum. It worked almost instantly!

Treating Candida die-off:

Don't be afraid of killing off the candida and exposing metals such as mercury to the body--if you can get to a homeopath. The homeopath can pick a remedy based on your metal-induced symptoms to help get them out of your body.

The only problem with the molybdenum is that it turns the candida die-off toxins into acetic acid--and my bloodstream is already far too acidic. My urine is usually 5.0, as low as the test paper goes.

Any ideas on how to alkalinize my system faster without alkalinizing my digestive tract? (Candida thrives in an alkaline environment, and the GI tract is supposed to be slightly acidic.) I am eating compliently and alkalinizingly. I could take baking soda at bedtime, but I do have to watch my mineral balance carefully for fear of horrific cramps. I suppose I could add that in and start working with that. The alkalinity does not last long, however, and baking soda affects the ablility to digest food and supplements.

I've gotten my minerals pretty well under control up to now. :) I finally figured out that lemon and lime water has so many minerals (thanks to my hubby's research) that I must take magnesium with them to keep the balance.

Since it is the candida that is making all this acid, I suppose time will help as I kill it off and don't feed it anymore.

Between my Swami compliance, my allergins and avoiding carbs to not-feed-candida, my diet is pretty restricted.  :-/ I worry about getting enough nutrition. But it will change as I get more well. Still, I am looking for that great alkalinzer from heaven right now.
Posted by: Goldie, Sunday, June 2, 2013, 2:14pm; Reply: 23
I only read the first half of your opening.. Until leg cramps..

Leg cramps is a whole different issue and little understood by medicine..

I had tested many varieties of meds and foods, and who knows what else in form of medical treatments... In the end the only item worth while.----  Text specifics eliminated by me, as not BTD..--- The issues of damage from cramps is so much overlooked that all else pales by example.  I benefited greatly by finding what does work... It is effective. Period.  It prevents cramps and protects against further damage.

And I am near certain that psoriasis would get put in check if not healed completely.  ABO Foods are a must, but alone they are not enough. And sups and pills are not enough, or no one would suffer endlessly. Mental issues often come from having tried everything and nothing works.  I am happy I 'cured' my ills.  

Posted by: Amazone I., Sunday, June 2, 2013, 2:26pm; Reply: 24
not true Goldie, sorry it's known that leg cramps in movements have something to do with calcium lacks, sometimes even potassium, and cramps in calmness are due to magnesium lacks... it is that simple...;) ;D...

and kescah take care not hoppeling into a hoax ;)... uric acidity is always due to the intake of foods you consume daily and will change nearly all 2 what..all those lackmuspaper proofs are nothing but hoax to sell something to really scared peeps ,) ;D...woohooo... :X
btw.. would merely take supps solvable in the small intestines instead of stomach, so you're sure that it will work, especially for As ;) :D...

and a so called imbalance in tissue acidity only is related to mineral absorbtion,
blood specifique is related to other issues and if ther's any change of only 0,0 blas' you'll be gone.... ;) ;D(whistle)
btw overloads in heavy metals etc are only removable by fatty acids...entr-autre if not it still will stay into your fatcells  ;D ;D and no homeopathic treatment is able to desolve... sorry this isn't true nor mentioned in literature... I often think that some of us therapsists are true storytellers and model truth due to their own perception .... :-/ :o :P

as once said and mentioned; to re-read and getting informed about our own psyche patterns: go to www.the and the book called *wisdom of the enneagram is nothing but an eye-opener*....(clap)(smarty)(evil)(cool)(shhh)
Posted by: kescah, Monday, June 3, 2013, 10:04pm; Reply: 25
Goldie, what was your solution for the cramps? If you don't mind.

Amazone, I didn't mean that homeopathy would dissolve the metals, but that it would help to remove them. Since homeopathy works in conjunction with a good diet and exercise, rest and sleep, love and happiness, yes. Fatty acids are part of the cure. The body tends toward healing whenever possible, and homeopathy helps the body to do so. So homeopathy can give those metals an extra push. :)
Posted by: kescah, Monday, June 3, 2013, 10:14pm; Reply: 26
I talked to my homeopath today, and he had some things to say that were new to me.

I shouldn't live in Oregon, lol. Fat chance we could leave my hubby's work.

Candida phases with the moon; it is worst at the new moon and a week on either side. Symptoms are better for the opposite two weeks.

He also wanted me to do a complete parasite testing. He said it could be more than just candida causing this. It's expensive for me, but I hope to be able to do so. He mails it to me, so I can just do it at home.

He said to switch to Magnesium Glycinate so I could take more magnesium without bowel trouble.

And to take Oxygenated Silver, which I would have to get from him, but only after the parasite test so I don't skew the readings.
Posted by: Goldie, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 11:43am; Reply: 27
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Goldie, what was your solution for the cramps? If you don't mind.

Can you search here for a post long ago..

Magnesium another look / muscle pain prevention   (reply)

you will learn in my post where to look for help..

All the best.. no one should suffer as you do.. and there is help, the question is only how far away..

Posted by: kescah, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 9:30pm; Reply: 28
Thank you very much. I'll look.

I was happy to have read yesterday on one of these threads that calcium cramps during movement and magnesium when still. Today I was in the shower, alone in the house, and I started to cramp (my right foot). It is not the kind of cramp athletes get or one that can be pulled or stretched out. Not a charliehorse. I panicked, hoping I could get all the way to the kitchen for magnesium before it hit hard, then I remembered- and I started to walk in place. I got through the shower that way and took my pill after- fully dressed, even! So thanks to whoever mentioned that!

And thanks for your kind words. I am one of many who suffer, sadly. But I am also grateful for those who, like Dr. D, have researched and found solutions. Wouldn't it be nice if solutions were quick for everyone everywhere.  :)
Posted by: Goldie, Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 1:51pm; Reply: 29
read and learn and ask me questions..
Posted by: Spring, Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 2:34pm; Reply: 30
Kescah, I just gave your thread a well-deserved five star rating. You have been fighting on the front lines of getting the help you certainly deserve! No telling how many other people you have helped by telling your story! I'm sure from your description that my grandmother suffered from this, but it was never diagnosed. She lived to be ninety-five in spite of it. I marvel now at how active she was in spite of what she must have been suffering.
Posted by: kescah, Thursday, June 13, 2013, 9:27pm; Reply: 31
Thank you, Goldie. :)

Spring, I feel so badly for your grandmother, because without the internet and some of the wonderful advances in caring for people, this would be a horrible disease. I mean, I suffer quite a bit as it is, and I have all this help! I am sitting here right now trying to detemine whether I should take another magnesium as my foot is threatening, or would it cause me too much intestinal distress. How nice that I have been able to read the thoughts of others, here, who have already endured some of these symptoms and found solutions.

Thank you for the five star rating! I wondered where those stars came from. :) I really do hope the information that I have gathered over six months will help some within an hour or less.

The priority is to kill the candida which acidifies and toxifies the blood, and to alkalinize the blood. For many, the liver is overloaded with trying to detoxify from the candida (and/or other parasites), and it must be cleansed. If the blood is not alkalinized, the ends of the bones become pointed and ouch! The slightest movement means searing pain.

There is a brand new alkaline food chart that I can share- it has really helped me to focus my diet on the more alkaline-forming foods in my Swami. My pH is starting to come up from the lowest (most acid) point on the test paper. I was getting discouraged, because it is a slow process, but it is climbing and this food chart will help me to make it happen sooner. I am surprised at some of the foods I assumed were alkaline and they are not.  :-/ Like walnuts. :-/ :-/ Which are so delicious soaked and dried out as I learned on this site. But almonds are good, and I soak them in water salted with highly alkaline Himalayan salt- and they are beyond yummy. Just don't take too many to the easychair with you. :)
Posted by: kescah, Thursday, June 20, 2013, 10:25pm; Reply: 32
I want to report great progress. As long as I still avoid my allergy foods (which should end some day) I have little itching and much more healthy skin where there used to be plaques. (I still do have plaques, but much more skin between them.)

If I take 250 mg. Magnesium every four hours (day and night) I don't get the foot cramps- however, I have ordered Remag and hope it means, like it says, that I will only have to take it twice daily. I could sleep through the night! Incidentally, Remag seems to have all the trace minerals in it, as does Himalayan Salt, which I also take to alkalinize my blood.

Acidity is the one problem that I have not yet immproved. It's a tough nut to crack. I am eating right and probably need to start making alkaline juices or get an alkaline water machine. Unless time on Dr. D's program will handle it alone- though I feel endangered in the meantime.

After reading here and all over the internet, I am taking Dr. D's Yeast/Fungal Protocol supplements and staying on my Swami diet while altering it for candida (no carbs) and my allergies. For A types, Betaine HCl helps to keep the gastric system acid, discouraging candida which loves alkalinity. (The gastric system should be acid, the blood alkaline.) Betaine is in his protocol, and Stinging Nettle Root (not leaves) which agglutinates candida as well.

I also feel that my homeopathic remedy has had a huge part in my healing.

It all seems simple enough in the end, though it has taken me months to figure it out. I will definitely check with Dr. D.'s programs regularly in the future after getting myself on the right homeopathic remedy.
Posted by: krisaf, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 6:26pm; Reply: 33
This is all so interesting to me!  Every time I see the famous golfer on the TV ad for the drug to treat PsA I cringe at the drug warnings and wonder if he has ever tried to Eat Right For "His" Type.
Posted by: Amazone I., Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 7:51am; Reply: 34
btw... some beautiful infos' here to obtain ;) ;D
Posted by: Goldie, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 12:14pm; Reply: 35
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and a so called imbalance in tissue acidity only is related to mineral absorbtion,

So right but does not sell a new book.. haha

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not true Goldie, sorry it's known that leg cramps in movements have something to do with calcium lacks, sometimes even potassium, and cramps in calmness are due to magnesium lacks... it is that simple..

Neuropathy is maybe exactly what you say, also for chronic fatigue/fibro-mialgia...

I think I had all those labels for years... but finally BTD has changed it.  But for me was the only treatment that returned numb feeling back in to my feet and took the pain away---- I think it is a brain function thing.. that is why it can be affected by wave medicines..

Isa denkst Du dass es bio-resonance genannt ist bei euch?  

Posted by: Amazone I., Thursday, June 27, 2013, 10:32am; Reply: 36
yup but also the aspect or better said approach from Simon King in proprioceptional medicine is one to be remembered ;) ;D.....
Posted by: kescah, Monday, July 1, 2013, 12:47am; Reply: 37
Krisaf, I agree- those Embrel commercials make me cringe! Like I would take something that can cause cancer. But people do if they don't know what else to do.

Thanks for the link, Amazone.

I started having lots of trouble with my arms again- I knew it was allergy, but I didn't know to what. I was itching like crazy. I finally realized that my new Betaine HCl had hidden corn. Grrr! Just so it could taste like vanilla? Please!

Dr. D's Betaine is twice as expensive, but corn free and with other beneficial ingredients. I may have to take it, though I am still trying to save money- this has been expensive.

In the process of trying to acidify my gut in other ways, I learned that many prebiotic foods help by nourishing probiotic organisms. Included (the first ten are in order of value) are Chicory root, Jerusalem artichoke, Dandelion leaves, Garlic, Leeks, Onions, Asparagus, Wheat bran, WW flour, Bananas- then also Almonds, Berries, Legumes, Cruciferous veggies, Soybeans, Jicama. One source mentioned Lemons.
Posted by: kescah, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 5:57am; Reply: 38
Has anyone made kefir using kefir grains?

I made some recently, and though my daughter warned me to start slow on the homemade variety due to candida die-off, I thought I must be able to handle it since I've been drinking store-bought kefir and doing much of the yeast/fungal protocol for a while. I was wrong. I broke out in an itchy rash, apparently die-off, unless I am allergic to it or just can't tolerate it.

I was amazed at how strongly the drink smelled of yeast, which the grain is. Yet kefir is a diamond for me. Any thoughts on whether I should be using a yeast-based drink like that, even though it is probiotic?
Posted by: Goldie, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 12:51pm; Reply: 39
Read what I typed in the Hives thread today..
Posted by: kescah, Thursday, July 11, 2013, 11:24pm; Reply: 40
Thank you- I read it.

One thing I do to help determine whether it is die-off or allergies is to take homeopathic Histaminum. If that takes care of it, it was likely allergies. If it does not help, I take Molybdenum (not homeopathic). Molybdenum changes the acetyldehide from the die-off to acetic acid- so you need extra water to flush it out, but at least it is not a neurotoxin anymore. It also helps to alkalinize as best you can at the time.

A good way to alkalinize is to eat cucumbers chopped up with lemon juice. BTW, for diabetics, the cucs with lemon are also good to bring down your blood sugar. Try it!
Posted by: kescah, Monday, July 15, 2013, 6:05am; Reply: 41
I've had a great breakthrough on my dry skin. (I'm talking seriously, pathologically dry skin which created deep ridges in my arms when I would twist them or turn them over).

My doc had told me I could use olive oil on them (hands and arms) which I did for nine months. It was a pain. I got oil on everything. My hubby didn't want me to do the laundry anymore. The steering wheel of the car was oily.

Yesterday I added two capsules of Himalayan Salt with extra water to my daily alkalinizing regimen. Just capsules that I made up. Today my arms and hands were noticeably better, just slightly dry. My skin was plumper (healthy).

Since I started my alkalinizing regimen my pH has improved. It goes downward again, though, if I miss a day. The regimen is:

A large glass of strongish lemon water,
Two Himalayan salt capsules with 1/3 liter of water,
Then the juice of two cucumbers, a few leaves of lettuce, a little spinach, two celery sticks and a piece of ginger. It makes enough to drink some three times per day.

I'm wondering if this is helping my leg and foot cramps, too, although I confess that I NEVER miss a dose of magnesium. I even set the alarm to take some a couple of times at night.
Posted by: Goldie, Monday, July 15, 2013, 10:20am; Reply: 42
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Since I started my alkalinizing regimen my pH has improved. It goes downward again, though, if I miss a day. The regimen is:

A large glass of strongish lemon water,
Two Himalayan salt capsules with 1/3 liter of water,
Then the juice of two cucumbers, a few leaves of lettuce, a little spinach, two celery sticks and a piece of ginger. It makes enough to drink some three times per day.

I'm wondering if this is helping my leg and foot cramps, too, although I confess that I NEVER miss a dose of magnesium. I even set the alarm to take some a couple of times at night.

Interesting.. do you think the salt is just salt or special?

Is cucumber on your Swami or food list?

I used to have cucumber as avoid on the old Swami, now it is neutral.  I have no skin issues, but I like cics.. I will go back to having some.. Nice.

How do you take magnesium in the middle of the night?

As for olive oil, I take two spoons a day, and my bathroom visits are nop longer on issue.. mabey you could do the same. I think dry skin or for that matter any skin issue is systemic and needs fixing from the inside out.  Just know that taking oil adds (120) to your calories, unless you use it as a appetite supressant in place of a snak.
Posted by: Amazone I., Monday, July 15, 2013, 10:34am; Reply: 43
so it seems you na-k balance might be intruiged??) ;)...
Posted by: kescah, Monday, July 15, 2013, 5:44pm; Reply: 44
The Himalayan salt is very special. It has all the trace minerals we need- it is "us" in constitution. It puts the minerals into us in ionic form.

Cucumber is a diamond for me, as is celery, spinach and ginger. Sometimes I add in some herbs from the garden for whatever difference they have in nutrition. Tastes great, too!

Cucumber is on the highest of alkaline foods list. That list includes alkaline water, Himalayan salt, grasses, cucumber, kelp and all sea veggies, spinach, parsley, broccoli, sprouts (soy, alfalfa and sprouted beans). In general (but not in every case) the sweeter/carbier foods get the more acid forming they are.

I say not in every case because, for example, ocean fish and meats are acid forming.

I have magnesium tablets at the bedside and a glass of water.

I am getting a lot of oil in my diet. I don't hold back. I am making kale chips right now for the first time, but I am making some of them with walnut oil to see how they taste, too. Walnut and canola, if you can have them, are omega 3 oils, so I try to get more of them into my diet.

And yes, my minerals are way out of balance. When my cramps started up some years ago (and nearly killed me while snorkeling) I was told I needed more potassium. I took some and got the worst cramp of my life immediately. I then  started on a multi-mineral complex without potassium. It helped for years. Then suddenly taking my complex would bring on cramps. I stopped them, but still got the cramps. I learned here that my magnesium levels were too low, and now magnesium helps. It will probably take some time to chisel the excess calcium out of my cell wall holes that are meant for magnesium to get in.... :P

Another thing that has helped me immensely is the E-Power machine. A friend gave me some treatments with that for a time, and now that I've done without it, I realize how fantastic it was. It actually make my tissues feel and look younger almost immediately. It puts negative ions into your body and it is amazing. You can feel it work where you need it the most. (Your body, with its amazing healing power, knows where to use the negative ions first.) One thing it does is to normalize the electrical charge (negative vs. positive ions) at the cell walls which will allow proper mineral transport in and out of the cells. We ordered a machine just this weekend, and I should have it in a few days. I am really excited about that!

Here is a pdf about the machine. You can search for suppliers online if you are interested.
Posted by: kescah, Thursday, July 25, 2013, 1:46am; Reply: 45
I'm still struggling with some things, though my skin is much better- only a small patch of psoriasis on each wrist. So I must be getting somewhere. Yay!

However, lately I cannot juice my veggies every morning because a very sick and depressed person in the house sleeps in. So my morning "acid-crushing" routine is delayed (lemon water, deep breathing, Himalayan salt w/water and then the juice). The only thing I can't do is the juice, since it is noisy to make it. But I really need it, because my urine has become very acid again, so I think that quietness is going to end. :/ Today, I made juice in the afternoon, and drank it down- which alkalinizes my blood, but also has so many of the minerals in it that it causes my cramps. I took magnesium with the juice, but had to take another magnesium shortly after. All of this is alkalinizing, but the cramps are so scary that I have to be careul.

I ate one green bean yesterday to see if I was still allergic to it and wound up with a horrible itchy spot on my arm. So that is discouraging. This will take time. I realize.

The machine came, and I have been doing treatments every day. I can feel them working on my gut, as if tightening up my intestines. Maybe it is fixing the holes? :) Along with the nutrients from the protocol, it should be.

I had some new bitey, itchy spots on my arms for a long time. I was puzzled- allergy or die-off, but neither cure helped. I started to notice that it happened more often at night in bed and if I sat on a certain couch. So we did a major flea bombing session and vacuumed everything. Didn't help. The next day it was just as bad. Then I remembered that my daughter's house-guest had scabies. And that turned out to be my problem. So we are fighting the scabies off now. It is easy to kill with Neem Oil, Tea Tree Oil or Oil of Oregano, but after one day of relief I sat on my couch where I used to get the problem- forgetting that I was not cured forever, and got it back. So we vacuumed again like crazy around here, I retreated my arms and my whole body, and we are avoiding that couch for three days (they die in two to three days off the body). And I am puzzled right now because as I write this, I am feeling the biting itch again- I know you have to treat again after cocoons hatch, so maybe it's time. Or maybe this chair is also a problem. Grrrr! Meantime, I just had some kefir before it started. So I have to be some kind of a genius and get this figured out.
Posted by: Amazone I., Thursday, July 25, 2013, 6:07am; Reply: 46
kescah...please take care not being taken by a so called *rebound-effect*  :-/

and hey btw..your machina seems to be awesome... is this merely a sort of tens-technique..... or  does thisinclude bioresonance techniques??)
Great congrats for that gadget, I do work with Power Tube which goes into the similar direction,but named here under tens-technique and work with a batterie of 9 Volt. My Vegatester is completely different, its a diagnostical gadget as well for treatments .... :D ;D(smarty)(clap)(ok)(dance)
and I was nearly persuated that those machinas were forbidden in USA... weew so I've learned the oposit ;) ;D....
Posted by: Goldie, Thursday, July 25, 2013, 11:15am; Reply: 47
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I ate one green bean yesterday to see if I was still allergic to it and wound up with a horrible itchy spot on my arm. So that is discouraging. This will take time. I realize.

It took years to get where you are, it will take vigilance to get better.... Just immmmagin if you did not have this board to LEArn from!!

keep on trying.. the answers will come..

the experience with Magnesium on and off is interesting..  could you find a mineral multy with Magnesium included and so balance, rather than all or nothing...  
Posted by: kescah, Sunday, July 28, 2013, 6:58am; Reply: 48
Amazone, as for rebound- I'm not sure what that effect is, but I am really tired of being sick. So crazy- just when the psoriasis is nearly gone, my arms are a mess from this. We were all so tired of my olive oil all over everything I touched, and finally I was done with that, and now I am using olive oil with tea tree in it for the scabies. :/ My hubby has to do the laundry- a lot of it with scabies in the house.

The machine is really awesome- but I'm sure we are talking about different machines. However, I am returning mine due to a health complication. It is good for almost everything. Almost. If anyone is considering buying one of them, message me and I will discuss that aspect.

Still, I'd love to keep and use it. My skin has puffed up (that is good- it was horribly dried out, so puffed up to normal) and it wasn't even scarred. Amazing. Now it is full of scabie burrows. :/ But my nail beds were even colored and pink- so wonderful. From the machine. It is great for all the cells of the body.

I tried to repertorize for a homeopathic remedy for the scabies, but the rubrics just aren't there in my Kent's. Wish I had a computer rep.

Yes, Goldie, I am so glad to have found you all. I've learned so much, and it has reeeeeally helped.

It is hard to find a multi-mineral with the right balance, no corn in it, etc. I am getting lots of minerals in my diet and juice- so I'm not worried about that. The more lemon water or veggie juice I drink, the more magnesium I have to take to keep things balanced and ward off cramps. That is fine. As long as I can keep enough salts in me because of the diarrhea that wants to happen.
Posted by: deblynn3, Sunday, July 28, 2013, 11:48pm; Reply: 49
Quoted from kescah

Thanks! I got some ginger tea just to add a diamond to my diet. It was hard to find some without a corn product, though, even in a health food store. But I did! ;D

Now, do I want to inhibit my cox2 enzymes or not? ;D

Hi kescah  one cube inch of ginger, sliced thinly, for one cup of hot tea, softly Boil 5min, simmer for 10 to get the properties from fresh ginger.
Posted by: Goldie, Monday, July 29, 2013, 2:43pm; Reply: 50
Food and healing value comes in many ways.  Dr. Christopher has enormous info on 'herbal legacy'  with info from many.  I would look there to see if any one item might suit your needs.  I am super pleased to have a place where one can read up on certain food values.  For me apples where such a sure thing that it helps with cancer, yet I had no way to be sure... just my own interpretations of my moms life without cancer for 50 years while eating many apples.  Now there is confirmation of the same.  

There are certain frequencies that heal certain things... if one vibration worked then it is a good idea to fin the same in food.  the body recognizes a frequency by association with certain foods... so if you ate some specific food item while treating you, you might find that eating that same item may resonate within the body... can you think back of what tasted so good while you where treating your condition?

The body / mind connection is more that great - it is infinite.  What foods we need at some time is the food we do not need at other times...

As for adding any- even oil- to my skin... I invariably get bumpy skin... in my book not a good thing.

Needing so much of a mineral seems a bit much also... - no critique- just ruminating... could there be a sling shot effect from one or the other thing you ingest??  are you diabetic? Anyone in your family diabetic?  Hypoglycemia bothering you?

Sorry I am of so little help... always more questions that answers...
Posted by: kescah, Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 6:31am; Reply: 51
Thanks Deblynn3!

Goldie, thanks for suggesting various approaches for me. It is helpful to think these things over.

I'm glad to say that I think you are right about the need for one mineral so much. One day last week, I had the foot cramp to end them all- magnesium didn't help, and I even took an extra. Then I tried my multi-mineral complex, scared though I was to do so, and it did not help. Finally it was so bad that I wound up in the emergency room. The doctor said my mineral levels were fine, but just a trace low on potassium. He gave me the impression that I was just fine. ::) ::)

The next day, I called my homeopath. He asked me why I was low on potassium, and I told him that I did not take it because once, years ago, it hugely increased my cramp. He said, well, now I'm low. I said, yes, just a trace low. :P I didn't want to take it- scared. He insisted, however. He wanted me to use 1/4 tsp. potassium salt daily on my food- not tablets. (I don't like it, so put it into a capsule instead.) But since I started the potassium salt, I don't need so much magnesium! I now take all the minerals again, including calcium, and with the addition of extra magnesium (since the complex doesn't have enough) and the potassium salt, my feet have not felt this safe in years! And I am taking magnesium much less frequently. Wish I could eat bananas...  ;D

So I guess the minerals ust have to be balanced right, and it is just a matter of finding the right balance at any given time. I'm sure for most everyone that will mean additional magnesium, if everything else is in your multi in adequate amounts, because they just do not add enough magnesium. The doc said that all my vegetables and juicing still did not provide adequate minerals. And he was right.

I am also back on the e-Power machine. I don't need to worry as I thought I did about a matter, so I'm really happy to be using it again. It is amazing.
Posted by: Goldie, Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 10:51am; Reply: 52
I am so glad you had the test and that you also had some minerals available.  The advice from the Homeopath was great.  The potassium when taken alone can make you feel ill..

As for banana (singularly..seems to be an avoid) but 4 times a year??? ... IF you should ever get cramps again, you might be able to use it as a comfort food?.   ::) until you can get to a suplement.

Or ... find other foods with Potassium in it, which are equally as pleasing to your pallet... ?

for me it is interesting to show that you could help your self anfdnot get cramps the next night again as I did 3 days in a row, until the doctor in Urgent Care told me I 'am' diabetic! I then had to accept the 'label' and its seriousness consequences.    

how is your skin now a day?  what did you do.. anything internally to heal from the inside?  Please let me know.. someone might benefit from you.. thanks  

Posted by: kescah, Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 12:46am; Reply: 53
Hi Goldie,

My skin is wonderful, really- just a little psoriasis on my wrists and the balls of my thumb. I had it there for years before the huge flare up- so I'm sure it will be the last place to heal. But I am going to continue the program that I wrote this thread about, and I expect it to heal.

I also think my program will help to prevent the degenerative diseases that befall us in my age group- diabetes, heart disease, etc. I fully expect to be healthier than I ever was, since candida plagued me since I can remember.

To see what all I've done to heal it, you'd have to read this whole thread again, as it was a lot of various things. I learned over time. Thanks for your input, and for everyone's!

I'd say the main factors were eliminating foods I am allergic to, taking the current right homeopathic med, and following Dr. D's yeast protocol.
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