My gut has been doing incredibly well ever since starting helminthic therapy back in late April, 2011. On August 8th I had to take Levaquin antibiotics for 7 days, and this “stunned” my worms enough that they no longer were providing anti-inflammatory benefits. Three days ago I noticed the first hint of an ulcerative colitis … Continue reading More Whipworm for Ulcerative Colitis Flare
People the world over have had their health ruined by a dangerous class of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones. Cipro and Levaquin are two of the most common names. Check this list here to see if you’ve taken them. The FDA recently put black box warnings on these drugs due to adverse reactions, like neuropathy and … Continue reading Tell Your Doctors: Stop Overprescribing Cipro, Levaquin & Other Fluoroquinolones
I’ve been taking iodine therapeutically since November 5, 2014, well over a month now, and experiencing some very solid benefits. For an explanation of why it may be helping so much, you can see the first installment here, and the second installment here. It’s still highly effective against fungal overgrowth. In fact, other than a … Continue reading Iodine Protocol: Still Working!
How many of you heard recently about the amazing Woodrat, who can devour a wide variety of toxic plants? That’s interesting on its own, but then consider this: if you transplant Woodrat poop to other rodents, even its unrelated brethren can suddenly eat the same toxic stuff. So it seems clear enough: the healthy bacteria … Continue reading Food Poisoning? Probiotics to the Rescue.
It’s now day 16 of my iodine protocol. Those who follow this blog remember when I tried Lufenuron, an antifungal not approved for human use, for advanced candida overgrowth. The first month it worked wonders, the 2nd it had only a partial effect, and by the 3rd dose Lufenuron had no effect at all. Disheartening, … Continue reading Iodine Protocol Destroying Candida
This is a two-part post so far. You can read the first installment here. Today the resolution of profoundly life-limiting symptoms, across a wide range of conditions, has me rethinking what dysbiosis might be. I hadn’t anticipated writing a new blog entry for Lufenuron yet, but some huge changes are happening daily. You can read … Continue reading Lufenuron: Healing POTS, Anxiety & Introversion?
A month or so ago I was feeling “okay” but not great. Ever since I was given Levaquin antibiotics in the ER for food poisoning, about 4 years ago, I’ve had CFS/ME, brain fog, tinnitus, POTS, SIBO, food intolerance, asthma, ulcerative colitis, sinus and skin issues, depression/anxiety, rising blood sugar and constipation. Does this sound … Continue reading Lufenuron: Healing Chronic Fatigue & More
Recently, I’ve discovered the joys of butyrate for gut inflammation, when it stopped my last ulcerative colitis flare faster than steroids or Imuran, but it’s clear this short chain fatty acid (SCFA), which is created by gut bacteria as they ferment mostly vegetable fibers, is critical to protecting against colon cancer, leaky gut, and a … Continue reading Heal Type 2 Diabetes with a Probiotic?
A brief bit of background: my mother took lots of antibiotics, from the 1950s onward, and was on Tetracyline when pregnant. I got my gut flora from her, as anyone would, but was born prematurely and spent 2 months in an isolette. This means I acquired the rest of my microbiome in a hospital, before … Continue reading Candida, SIBO and… Silver?
Many of us who suffer from overprescription of antibiotics, and adverse drug reactions (ADRs) from fluoroquinolone antibiotics like Levaquin and Cipro, realize our microbiota has been badly damaged, and eating cultured foods, or taking probiotic pills, is likely not going to be enough to restore complete gut flora, proper immune function, and mental health. FMT … Continue reading Help Build a Fecal Microbiota Donor Registry
So seven weeks ago I did a 50 hookworm top-off dose, and I’m absolutely 100% allergy free right now: no asthma, no sneezing, and I’m also experiencing the characteristic lack of aches and pains I tend to enjoy when my hookworm are active and providing their benefits. This is now my third year of helminthic … Continue reading Hookworm for Healing Prostatitis?
“I worked with a chiropractor prior to my orthopedic neck surgery. As I described my FM/CFS symptoms, he said, “What did you do to your neck?” I mentioned I’d been in a serious car accident 10 years earlier, sustaining a whiplash injury. He said he had yet to meet a patient with CFS who didn’t … Continue reading Chronic Fatigue/POTS/IBD & the Gut-Neck Axis
Is it possible some of us with IBD also have an underlying neck injury, which drives gut inflammation? The average human’s head is about the weight of a bowling ball, so it’s not surprising the neck can experience trauma due to an acute injury, or chronic misalignment through smart phone use (text-neck!) , poor posture … Continue reading IBD and Vagal Nerve Issues: the Gut/Neck Axis?
It’s been a while since I updated this blog. In fact, I’ve been feeling so well lately, I’ve been busy working on three projects at once, however, stay tuned for a lot more articles in the future. Here’s a major breakthrough: I had a brief flare of ulcerative colitis a few months ago but was … Continue reading Homemade Sodium Butyrate Enemas Work for UC
Today I’m 10 1/2 weeks into a 75 hookworm dose. As far as I know, I had no worms remaining when I did that top off, because stool tests for ova were negative at the time, but I have had blood work done recently suggesting the new dose is alive and well. My EOS level … Continue reading Hookworm working, feeling great!
I realize I haven’t updated this blog in a long, long time. Well, I have some admirable excuses. I’ve been feeling so GOOD lately, and have been working outside the house for the last several months. So, essentially, I’ve been too busy LIVING. The gist of my approach has been to treat SIBO with plenty … Continue reading PROGRESS..!!
It’s been ages since I updated this blog. Basically, I was doing very well on the first round of helminthic therapy, then wounded my finger tip when I was cooking dinner one night. A one week course of Levaquin antibiotics (early August, 2011) sterilized my gut, and what grew back was a horrible mix of … Continue reading Hookworm Only — Starting Over.
I’m not healed yet, but I’m on the upswing. With cervical spinal stenosis, neck trauma, plus an ulcerative colitis flare up due to antibiotic use, I’ve felt awful since June, but am really pleased with recent progress. Three weeks ago I did a 1500-egg Trichuris Trichiura whipworm top-off dose. It’s a larger number than most … Continue reading Healthier, Day by Day
I’m still waiting to get some tests done — A brain MRI with contrast, an EEG, and flexion/extension xrays of my cervical spine to see if certain postures create greater narrowing of the spinal channel or impinge on root nerves. Meanwhile, I’m continuing to have these “attacks”, and they appear to be autonomic nerve-related: neuropathy … Continue reading Autonomic Dysfunction
In an ideal world, we’d probably all get our helminths shortly after birth, in a broad array of various types, and never develop the autoimmune issues that call these “old friends” to our rescue later in life. But in the moment, we sick people do what we think is best, especially when it comes to … Continue reading Combo Therapy, the New Frontier