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Hi All,I feel compelled to comment about the website link that Going Crazy provided the -- http://www.lymephotos.com/.That is exactly the kind of website that sets up every red flag possible! Nothing is substantiated in it. Those photos of microfilarial worms and spirochetes are not the slightest bit impressive -- there is no REAL documentation of their source -- they say that the photos are copyrighted -- but who knows? I can easily insert a copyright mark right here -- Đnordnurse 2012.(Fake copyright on my part -- don't take it seriously!!!!!)There is no way of knowing who is actually publishing the site. There here are no scientific references, nor is there any real contact information (other than an email: email@example.com). There is no mailing address -- A VERY BIG RED FLAG!You owe it to yourselves to be extremely cautious of this type of anonymous website. Last but not least, the amount of sodium suggested is extreme. Many people cannot tolerate that amount -- it can raise blood pressure and/or affect the kidneys -- serious issues.That amount of Vitamin C can also cause diarrhea.This regimen may be helping Going Crazy -- I hope it is, GC!! I mean that sincerely. Even if it's a temporary improvement -- it's great to hear that you're feeling so much better. Everyone --just please use caution, especially with websites like that one. To paraphrase demografx, "One man's food is another man's poison."
Quote from: kurtosis on 23/04/2012 09:19:30Quote from: Vasian1980 on 21/04/2012 18:47:06Someone has candida?Well, we all have candida but perhaps it's a problem for some/all POIS sufferers. Garlic brings relief for both, right?(1) From Quack Watch:http://www.quackwatch.com/"CandidaCandida ("Candidiasis hypersensitivity") is another bogus diagnosis whose symptoms are said to be multiple and include fatigue, depression, inability to concentrate, hyperactivity, headaches, skin problems (including hives), abdominal pain and bloating, constipation, diarrhea, respiratory symptoms, and problems of the urinary and reproductive organs. The main promoter of "candidiasis hypersensitivity" has been William G. Crook, M.D., of Jackson, Tennessee, who wrote and published The Yeast Connection. According to Crook, "If a careful checkup doesn't reveal the cause for your symptoms, and your medical history [as described in his book] is typical, it's possible or even probable that your health problems are yeast-connected." To correct these alleged problems, he recommends allergenic extracts, antifungal drugs, vitamin and mineral supplements, and diets that avoid refined carbohydrates, processed foods, and (initially) fruits and milk.The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology regards the concept of candidiasis hypersensitivity as "speculative and unproven" and notes that everyone has some of its supposed symptoms from time to time. The academy has warned that some patients who take the inappropriately prescribed antifungal drugs will suffer side effects and that overuse of these drugs could lead to the development of resistant germs that endanger everyone."From http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/fad.html(2)"Bogus "Candida" products are prescribed by nonmedical practitioners (e.g., chiropractors, naturopaths, "nutritionists") and maverick medical doctors who may call themselves "clinical ecologists." The latter claim that candidiasis is an underlying cause of "environmental illness" -- an unrecognized medical condition that they postulate to exist." From National Council Against Health Fraudhttp://www.ncahf.org/articles/c-d/candida.html(3) Candida has been discredited here at our POIS Forum. Click here.
Quote from: Vasian1980 on 21/04/2012 18:47:06Someone has candida?Well, we all have candida but perhaps it's a problem for some/all POIS sufferers. Garlic brings relief for both, right?
Someone has candida?
For digestive issues, a good reputable gastroenterologist is all that is needed, IMHO.
Because it seems to deminish my Pois 100%. This is just a temporary treatment "try out" that I'm doing. I decided to try it after reading this. http://www.lymephotos.com/ Just to see if it did do anything to me as I've always thought I was sick with some disease, possibly lyme, but it seems to be working. I do agree with you though, I'm not trying to take this stuff the rest of my life. And yes, high salt probably is bad for you, even after reading John21's post link, I am only doing it because of this condition. Any normal person obviously wouldn't be taking that much amount of salt. But the possibility it could be killing some kind of bacteria or something is just a possibility and the health gain. It may be and probably is putting strain on your body but again I'm willing to take that risk. Nordnurse, yes the site is not validated from anything, but just looking up the idea of sea salt and vitamin C seem to be working for some people. The good news about the website is that they are not trying to sell anything, I think that would be an even bigger red flag. And I agree with the photos, it does look like someone randomly just didn't have the time and just set up the web site, but who knows, sea salt and vit. C might be able to do something, or it might not work. For me it is working this very moment, but only time will tell.
I don't think we can dismiss any cause of POIS (or even the possibility that POIS is a manifestation of something else) until we learn more. That doesn't mean we should be reckless but I reckon most GP's would be shocked at the dosages of niacin that are being taken by some forum members. In the pre salt+c days (under a week ago, nostalgia we seemed to accept there were some risks. We all know why we're doing it. POIS is devastating. On a personal level I'd sacrifice a lot to never have to worry about it again.
Why would you up your salt intake if you are already getting way too much each day from the processed foods you buy in the supermarket ? Its like me saying hey, I've discovered that taking a half a cup of raw sugar gives me relief.
There are more and more sites, blogs and forums talking about Pois.
... In that light I am open to this perspective of Dr. David Brownstein, M.D. Perhaps his ideas are not the full story but it sounds well researched. Can you point me to a source that debunks what he is saying? Again here is his link: newbielink:http://www.celticseasaltblog.com/articles/salt-articles/salt-your-way-to-health/ [nonactive]
First of all somepeople said here that salt is bad for blood presure. This is not true. Salt is not recommended for people who have high pressure. If you donīt have high pressure, salt wouldnīt make you seek. And, the quantity of salt he used is not more than the salt have in a Coca-cola glass.
Quote from: John21 on 24/04/2012 11:02:11... In that light I am open to this perspective of Dr. David Brownstein, M.D. Perhaps his ideas are not the full story but it sounds well researched. Can you point me to a source that debunks what he is saying? Again here is his link: http://www.celticseasaltblog.com/articles/salt-articles/salt-your-way-to-health/Why dont you just read the first paragraph of his Home page ? He states quite clearly that "Government agencies, the American Medical Association, and many dietary groups all recommend a low-salt diet."This guy is clearly $elling a product, not a health service, and on the internet no less. And you want to trust him more than "Government agencies, the American Medical Association, and many dietary groups" ?
... In that light I am open to this perspective of Dr. David Brownstein, M.D. Perhaps his ideas are not the full story but it sounds well researched. Can you point me to a source that debunks what he is saying? Again here is his link: http://www.celticseasaltblog.com/articles/salt-articles/salt-your-way-to-health/
Quote from: fidalgo on 24/04/2012 15:54:15First of all somepeople said here that salt is bad for blood presure. This is not true. Salt is not recommended for people who have high pressure. If you donīt have high pressure, salt wouldnīt make you seek. And, the quantity of salt he used is not more than the salt have in a Coca-cola glass. If you're only taking as much salt as in junk food drink, why would you need this treatment if you alrready had 3 or four serves of junk food.Sorry, but this salt theory can only appeal to people who have rejected accepted, tried and tested scientific and/or rational thinking, and with that said, I have nothing further to add to this.