Liver and Kidney Congestion
Hi Ted, I am a 39 year old male. My liver reached a pointof severe congestion atage 35 or so and I started a series (12) of liver cleanses which helped tremedously but left me very weak. It was also recommended that I get on an essentially vegan, no dairy ayurvedic diet which left my diet very limited.I developed, not suprisingly, a lot of food sensitivites as well as candida issues. I beleive these came from weakness as well as high grain intake. I am now challenged with regaining my weight and strength and getting out of the vicious cycle of allergies, candida, fungus and returning liver congestion. Meat and dairy are much more soothing on my intestines and I tend to have a hard time with grains.
I recently started taking apple cider vinegar which is helping a lot. How does it raise your ph if it is acidic? I don't understand this. Also, I very much want to try mixing with baking soda but was told that baking soda kills your friendly bacteria - is this true and if so do you suggest supplementing with friendly bacteria while you are taking baking soda frequently.
Do you have any suggestions for leaky gut as well?
Last, I read in one of your posts that liver congestion with fungal implications (which I have had on my skin for over 20 years off and on due to high antibiotic use and alcohol intake) is generally helped by copper peptides. Is copper almost always low with candida or can it be high? Is there any way to check without a hair anaylisis or blood test?
I am currently about 144 and almost 6 foot so I would very much like to gain 10lbs or so.
Any and all suggestions are appreciated, thanks for being out there and helping!
Anthony, Los Angeles
P.s. I no longer drink alcohol for over 7 years and take no drugs or coffee, etc. I feel my main issue is just giving my body enough strength to rebuild but allergies are greatly limiting my intake and absorption.