Ted: Have read your wonderful solutions on earth clinic! Thank you. My problem -- have acid reflux and tried ACV last fall -(lots of stress too) but got burning mouth --finally read on your site to take baking soda too --- I am now taking 1/2 tsp. baking soda and 1/8 tsp. pot. citrate 2x day for almost 2 weeks. Will try ACV and baking soda again soon. At end of March ate out and stomach got upset loose stool and abdominal pain. This was also time I was scheduled to do stool test(checking for yeast thinking possible cause of acid) -- the loose stool cleared up within few days and ab. pain on and off for a few weeks. Occasionally I will get ab. pain if system slows down and I don't eliminate well. When stool sample came back yeast ok, one good bacteria a little low (take more probotics) but moderate count of blastocystis hominis --- doctor said normally wouldn't treat but since moderate would. Wanted me to take 7 days of anti. --they tear up my stomach so I searched for alternative route. Ordered some products --- one contains, cranberry concentrate, grapefruit seed extract, sweet wormwood (arial parts) garlic, cayenne slippery elm, bromelain ---supposed to take 2 per meal for 2 wks. stop 5 days and take 2 more weeks. Prop. blend 1000 mg. I have taken l twice a day for 2 days --- seemed to increase heartburn and got ab. pain --- maybe nothing to do with it, don't know. Didn't have either before tho. Other one is liquid -contains black walnut, wormwood arial parts, centuary, male fern, orange peel, cloves and butternut - prop. blend 1.25 ml taken 1/4 tsp 3 x day. Have not tried it yet. All three products from same company. I remember you saying try one thing at a time. Other product is made from castor bean oil called 10 undecenoic acid 50 mg. supposed to take 2 per meal. Haven't tried this yet but seems to be safe from what I have read. Question --- I have read a lot about b. hominis -- some think harmless some think your body can rid itself (which I think mine may have) but thought this treatment might help if related to acid reflux. Others think it is derived from yeast and experts keep going back and forth. Your opinion please and what you would recommend. I really respect your knowledge!!!! What about olive leaf extract, other supplements? Are wormwood (aerial parts) and male fern safe? I have read increasing fiber, good probotics, hawthorne berry extract, etc. might help. Should I keep trying this product for a few more days --- will wait until I hear from you. Can I take ACV with any of products. Would love something that would be easy on my sensitive system. Have had burning mouth for several months --- could pathogens be cause?? If so, what do I take?
Mount Sinai, New York