After starting Dr Daniels Candida protocol around a week and a half ago, I’ve moved to the final step of this protocol.
I listened to another podcast with Dr Daniels where turpentine was mentioned, also Patrick asked about using Castor oil, which is kinda synchronistic since I was planning to do that anyway (haven’t been able to get my bowels moving three times a day in a bit over a week of vegetarian diet). I completed my first dosage, felt not too great for the next few hours, having many bowel movements. Around 5 hours after the dosage I started to feel good, conversational and fine – even jittery. Fast forward a day and still feeling good. We’ll see how this goes moving forward.. I’ve been super excited about several protocols which weren’t totally successful this year, so I’ll just have to see how I’m going in a couple weeks.. 🙂
“working on AI and making sure its [a] great future. Thats the most important thing I think right now, the most pressing item”
“if you could prevent dementia, or Alzheimer or something like that with genetic reprogramming” hmm well maybe not the genetic reprogramming but I guess my learning this year would be along the same thread as optimizing health, which I guess is a different perspective on preventing psychopathology.
-Hmm well really we are talking genetic reprogramming with diet along the lines of epigenetics, likely the most interesting half lecture in first year psychology.
I found this page from listening to a podcast on One Radio Network. Reading this very well written, concise and easy to follow pdf has brought up… yet another intervention. I’d heard about turpentine around 6 months ago as one of the original methods to deal with parasites, but decided to skip it keeping in mind my alcohol sensitivity (not even sure if terps is an alcohol). This PDF has reinvigorated my enthusiasm for turpentine after reading the intro:
"Your body completes the digestion process in the small intestines and this is where nutrients are absorbed. The candida spreads itself across the surface of the small intestines and intercepts the nutrients for its own use. Many nutrients that are not absorbed by the candida remain unavailable to your body due to the barrier that the layer of candida creates. This causes fatigue as your body expends all the energy of digestion and gets none of the benefit."
Can relate… Constant hunger, compromised immune function, tiredness, especially after food, sugar sensitivity (+ gluten, caffeine and alcohol sensitivity).
On the alternative nature of turpentine, one of the first things I did to learn about my gut health was seek blood tests from a doctor. The young Doc I spoke wasn’t super happy about my attempt to understand my health for myself, saying something like “Carbohydrates are sugars, if you remember your biology class” I get it, I don’t want to challenge the ego of this new Doc, despite him having to ring another doc to ask what to do relating to sugar sensitivity.
So now were back where I was maybe 6 months ago.. looking into Turpentine – the pure gum stuff available at the local hardware store, definitely not available at health food stores. Fun fact, apparently Turpentine used to be in medical literature (this is talked about in Dr Daniels PDF, also wiki link)..
Starting the protocol today meant no meat. I’m actually pretty pleased with the food I prepared, never really used leek or squash before.. I worked out nutritional intake just to know where I’m at, since hunger isn’t a good gauge..
Hour 2 of this podcast (August-15-2016) talks about fasting and its benefits for periods up to 40 days. So I’m wanting to do a day a week fast or something like that.
Also in this episode (Sep 6) Atom Bergstrom talks about how before a fast easily digestible foods should be consumed in order to avoid twisting in the intestines.
In this episode around 12 minutes in Stephen says a 10 day juice cleanse can be one of the best things you can do to clean out your intestines. This is something to look into! He mentions doing it with herbs to help the process along. I’d love a written protocol by him of how to do this!
They mention a book Tissue Cleaning Through Bowel Management. I found several versions on amazon. Comments such as this one make me want to look further into which method to look into this, although like all the reviews for the several books gave 5 stars and sprayings of words like hallelujah.. so I guess just reading one will be a great start, especially since gut health is seemingly my biggest area of focus at the moment.. I’m going to order this one paperback as well as go through the kindle sample I downloaded.
Around half an hour in they talk about Bravo yogurt and the tone they describe this stuff makes me really glad my 3 packets arrived yesterday. Bravo is available from Stephen here.
I’m also going back over this (july 18, 2016) episode to get a really good idea about how to prepare the yoghurt. Around 38 Minutes into Part 2 of the July 18 episode Stephen mentions yoghurt can be remade after the first batch (only took me a day to find this section).
The recommended dosage is: “Adults with gut issues, or chronic health issues such as cancer or chronic fatigue start at 5 ml per day [a teaspoon] increasing by 5ml per day up to 100ml per day. ” – from Stephens Bravo page.
Also on making more batches, “1 quart (1 L) of yoghurt, add a teaspoon to a tablespoon of Colostrum to a new batch (using some of the previous batch). This is fine for doing batches for a couple months (the yoghurt lasts 2 weeks).”