Parasite Infestation, Then Food Poisoning, Now Acid Reflux and Stomach Bloa
Dear Ted, I have been reading your advice to readers on Earth Clinic. I am unsure how to contact you through their Web site, so I hope you will respond to me here (and feel free to post my e-mail on Earth Clinic). In 1999 while travelling in Vietnam, I caught a parasite or amoeba and was sick for two weeks with bad diarrhea. After taking a lot of antiobiotics, I developed C Dificil, which took four months to cure. It took an additional year to strenghten my stomach and intestinal tract. Six weeks ago, while travelling in Arizona, I seemed to have had food poisoning in a Mexican restaurant. Within a day or two I developed acid reflux, stomach bloating, and gas. My doctor had me take Prilosec for 20 days, but after stopping the symptoms returned.
The usual dose is 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, any brand is o.k., and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water taken on an empty stomach, taken twice a day once in the morning and once in the evening. As to your skin rash condition on elbow that comes and goes, taking those will also help should help the acid reflux and the skin rashes. An ordinary distilled vinegar or an apple cider vinegar can be applied to the skin to reduce the rashes. Sometimes flaky skin of the elbow you got can be helpd a lot with omega 3 1000 mg, fish oil 1000 mg, vitamin E 200 i.u., and evening primrose oil 1000 mg. Taken initially for a week before paring down the dose to 1 once a week, after taking it for about 1 or 2 weeks.