Chelation Seemed to Make Candida Worse (3)
I originally was prescribed the DHA & EPA fish oils by a naturopath, to correct a blood condition I had, called "rouleaux" (sticky blood). I had great results -- within 1 month all my blood cells looked like cheerios under the microscope (where they had looked like clumps of caviar before), but the condition seemed to creep back in when I discontinued the EPA, despite replacing the "bad fats" (commercial mayo, etc.) in my diet ... he speculated that I may have inherited a tendency to the condition, and should probably continue a low dose indefinitely.
I've been taking the evening primrose oil for years now, as a preventative for PMS, and really notice a difference (esp. mood swings) when I forget to take it. But I could probably get away with just taking it about 2 weeks per month on, then 2 weeks off. I will try that.
The flax meal is ground fresh in my coffee grinder; I buy the flax seed (organic golden) in bulk, and, according to the supplier, it has a shelf life (in its unground state) of several years without getting rancid). I've been using it for the beneficial oils and also extra fiber, but it sounds like you don't think I should bother with it? I also use it for my daughter, to clear up occasional eczema (I just mix it into her cooked oatmeal).
You also wrote:
"The vitamin C I preferred is an alkaline form of sodium ascorbate only, but it can be reacted with ascorbic acid vitamin C and baking soda to get sodium ascorbate too." I have ascorbic acid vitamin C sitting on my shelf (1,250 mg per 1/4 tsp); are you saying I can just combine this with baking soda to get the desired sodium ascorbate form of vitamin C? What ratios/quantities would I need to use? (and what is the recommended dosage?)
Also, I had occasionally used table salt before, as a source of iodine, but now realize that's not a good idea. Should I take a supplement for this to prevent thyroid problems (liquid sea kelp has been recommended by others), or does the high intake of fish take care of it?
Sorry, it seems like the more answers you give, the more questions I have! LOL But I think this will cover everything for now!
Off to drink my ORMUS!
PS what does "ORMUS" stand for, anyway?