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Treatments overview

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by mellster, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. mellster

    mellster Marco

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    Helene, I was mostly in bed for a couple of weeks in April and otherwise very limited in my daily activities for months. Luckily I had taken a few weeks of parental leave when it happened so I had some time to recover before returning to work. So I think my scale from worst to best ranges from 55% (April) to 85% (now). I have added a few new supplements - packets of Thymus protein, undenatured whey protein (glutathione precursor) and equilibrant (new form of oxymatrine). One thing I think that helps is if you are not overly sensitive to new drugs/supplements and have the will to try at least everything once - cause it seems to be trial and error. I found most help on the immune-modulator and supplement side. cheers
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    Wouldnt licorice be better described as an adaptogen or cardiotonic, since it increases blood pressure, decreases endothelial nitric oxide levels and acts to retain blood volume and salt.?
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    I don't know how much liquorice really affects blood pressure, but I would wager that the advantages outweigh the small rise in bp when consumed modestly. But I think there are specialized versions that have the compound removed that is deemed to be responsible for that - I think that special liquorice is called DGL.
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    Update on the treatments: I no longer take a multitude of supplements, but still some of those mentioned for maintenance. I also started the MAF314 yoghurt and after a few startup symptoms I feel really good on it - the only lasting side effect is smelly gas, but that is less my problem then a problem of those in my vicinity ;) I think this is also related to a change in diet to include as many fermented foods as possible and I want to emphasize how much better I feel since. I am not just talking about standard industrial fermentation which is pretty weak and often "faked", but making your own yoghurt/kefir or buying the freshest, least processed (that means with variable taste from batch to batch), organic kefir, yoghurt, or, my newest favorites, Kim-chee and Sauerkraut. There is an organic Kim-chee made by "Rejuvenative foods" which you can get at whole foods and other organic stores, they also make sauerkraut and raw salads, one glass is around $10, so a bit pricey, but it is utterly amazing how good it feels on the stomach no matter how much I eat and you can taste the freshness of that stuff. I may get a bit bloating and gas which is normal for cabbage-rich foods, but overall I feel so much better when eating this than eating standard processed food. I currently have little to no symptoms and my gut is in its best shape since almost 3 years and I plan on eating as much "real" fermented foods as possible and continue to make my own yoghurt/kefir even after the MAF has been used. I am also fan of fresh (better liquid than powder) colostrum which is a great addition to fermenting milk into yoghurt/kefir. Hope this helps some and they will try it out as well. cheers

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