Shingles and Postherpetic Neuralgia Along with Scolioisis

Posted by G on 07/27/2007

Ted, I hope that you can help in my case. I have had shingles/postherpetic neuralgia for almost two years; this is complicated by scoliosis which occurred about the same time, though an injury to the spine while in school started the problem of a gradual tilting, but became dreadfully painful with the shingles attack. Could the scoliosis be from calcification? If so, could acv with baking soda help restore me to health? I have tried many oils, ointments, creams, and take vitamins and nineral supplements, also eat a healthful diet, but nothing has stopped the pain. I am also electricity sensitive, (ES), and turn off the circuit breakers in rooms to be out of electromagnetic fields. My nerve injury from shingles may have been caused by following the very limted diet of Dr. Max Gerson's, but that was long ago; also I did not have chicken pox when a child, but may have had it a few years ago when contaminated distilled water was brought to me which had a white powdery residue in the container after drinking it. Nothing has relieved the great pain- neither healthful diet, vitamin E applied, or other balms. Your recommendation to take 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda with acv brought to mind that I read that one should never use baking soda on vegetables (to retain their color in cooking) because it depletes vitamins. From your comments baking soda is necessary with the acv, and contributes to alkalinity and fighting viruses; as this is an auto-immune disease (with additional rashes), what can you recommend for restoring health? Thank you, and i hope to read your reply soon!

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

A scoliosis in my own observations are due to microbial problems (which resulted in fusion such as certain bacteria that digest ligaments as in staph or degenerate the bone such as mycobacterium), a deficiency of vitamin D, and the issue of magnesium which kills of the staph, while boron supplements (often borax) kills off the mycobacterium.

It is often initiated whenever a person is sick depleting the immune systems allowing the bacteria and virus to set in into the body. But this only occurs after a long term illness, greatly depleting the body quite often of alkalization, magnesium, iodine and zinc.

In general terms, the cause are often multiple causes, it is bone deformities (often its fungus mycobacterium) or ligaments which attaches the bones (often a bacteria such as a staph) and the vitamin D deficiency which in practice requires a large dose only used by doctors which may cause all kinds of bone related diseases due to unavailability in supplements, it would make life much simpler.

The one observations I have that seems to be consistent is whenever a mycobacterium exists either in the skin, bones or blood vessels, the healing and repairs of the bones or skins can never be commences. If they manifests itself in the skin, the skin don't heal and form vertical cracks. If it exists in the blood vessels if forms an invisible crack weakness and manifests itself as "aneurysms".

If it exists in the bones, the bones cannot grow at the same speed, where the side of the bones that mycobacterium exists slows down the growh and hence the curvature towards the area where they reside (which a good identification of their location and topical applications thereof) and hence the "rickets" of the legs or the rickets of the spinal column as in the condition of scoliosis. The vitamin D3 or a better D4 would lend itself nicely if they were available at that dose! Vitamin D in general are antifungal and is related to helping the body's immune system.

The common dose of vitamin D3 doctors use are typically between 20,000 i.u. to 50,000 i.u. per day for 1-2 months, then followed paring of the dose, while those available as a "supplement form" are often below 1000 i.u. (usually 100 i.u.) which translates to something less than a milligram of vitamin D. Therefore, such low dose can actually be engineered to cause all kinds of bone related disease just from this deficiency alone.

There are also good antifungals or antimycobacterium that I frequently used, such as borax (boron), and certain diets rich in certain amino acids (most cafeteria and fast food diets have terribly low amino acids across the board by 1/3 of the required also resulting in obesity and immunity suppressed related conditions as in scoliosis) which implies eating more baked and boiled fish diet, not more steaks!

The borax remedy varies depending on how I can take them, which I do like to take them weekly of 1/4 teaspoon in 1 liter of drinking water, but if I have a conditions of the bones it is often anywhere from 2-3 days a week of 1/4 teaspoon of borax mixed in a drinking water. Magnesium citrate is greatly helped as it has anti-bacterial properties that can help the ligaments.

Certain anti fungal topical applications are quite possible by mixing my own watery application of ammonium carbonate or ammonium chloride solutions (5-10%) on the area where bones are a problem or causing pains. It helps for me at least by eating high fish diets which causes the body to increase in urea, and those breaks down into ammonium compounds in the body when baking soda is taken to reach urinary pH of 7.0 often twice a day ON AN EMPTY STOMACH. This is why baking soda should not be used in washing vegetables or taken along with other vitamins and why it is taken on an empty stomach as well. The alkalization initiates free ammonia which kills the fungus from the high urea (which is diuretic and lowers blood pressure and have antifungal properties in itself) from the high fish diets, namely boiled or baked. I prefer sushi myself, but that's only my own taste buds! The ammonium and urea are antifungals which should at least reduce some mycobacterium caused scoliosis.

Lavender and especially tea tree oil applied topically with sufficient frequency could also help the condition on the back too.

I have had shingles/postherpetic neuralgia for almost two years; this is complicated by scoliosis

A shingles can be helped with zinc and magnesium as it is antiviral, which by the way a lack of amino acid rich diets can initiate scoliosis being due to bacterium and fungus. A vitamin D deficiency and suppressed immunity from lack of iodine might be helped with a once or twice a week iodine foot painting.

A case of shingles would be greatly helped with zinc gluconate supplements such as 50 mg for 2-3 times a week. I prefer zinc acetate myself. A 250 mg of magnesium citrate can be taken at 4 or 5 days a week also.

Could the scoliosis be from calcification?

Scoliosis more like staph like bacterium eating up ligaments which causes the fusing of bones or the body's lack of dealing with all these microbes can destroy a bone. In fact just taking plenty of magnesium alone, for a couple of weeks can cause the bones to correct itself, since magnesium is needed by the bones also where the ratio of magnesium to calcium is often 2:1. Unfortunately most diets are too high in calcium and too low in magnesium. Excess serum calcium clogs up the system since the body cannot effectively deal with calcium without sufficient magnesium or boron. Most of the problem is actually excess calcium and magnesium and boron deficiencies.

Also scoliosis is more in line with the body's weak immunity which I think will be greatly helped with vitamin D, more sun exposure (if sun is NOT a problem. I have noticed scoliosis are more serious during winter when vitamin D is lacking and gets better during summer. Vitamin D here is linked but the body can easily produced 10,000 i.u. in the sun per day, but the dose they sell today is well below 1000 i.u. and this can create all kinds of bone related problem. A person of higher age such as in 50s or 60s produces only 1/5 the vitamin D levels of a small child.

could acv with baking soda help restore me to health? I have tried many.

Many people tried many things, but it doesn't work, quite often because the mineral supplements or vitamin supplements simply don't dissolve in a glass of water within 15 minutes. Supplements company simply added too much calcium phosphate (preventing mineral absorption) or some waxy substances (magnesium stearate) preventing them to be dissolved. That's why a powdered form in gelatin capsules or taking directly in powdered form are preferred. When those are not possible, I will quite often chew those tablets or grind them to powder and mixed with water.

As to the question of baking soda has anti-microbial properties certainly since must fungals and bacterium grows in an acidic environment or and 90% of all the foods we eat are acid forming. However baking soda alone will not help that much if vitamin d, more fish diets, boron(borax), zinc and magnesium supplements are considered also.

My nerve injury from shingles may have been caused by following the very limted diet of Dr. Max Gerson's, but that was long ago; also I did not have chicken pox when a child,

A nerve injury should be helped with vitamin B complex, zinc and magnesium for shingles. Therefore a Max Gerson's were way off in directly dealing with the matter. People can actually die from too much potassium from Gerson Therapy. People on death row are injected with potassium to stop a heart by potassium overdose. It is only when sodium and potassium is presented in a proper ratio that is safe. Magnesium is also part of the electrolytes and is often ignored in many sports drink.

Your recommendation to take 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda with acv brought to mind that I read that one should never use baking soda on vegetables

Yes, that's why it is taken on an empty stomach, and the best times for that are in the morning and evening.

your comments baking soda is necessary with the acv, and contributes to alkalinity and fighting viruses; as this is an auto-immune disease (with additional rashes), what can you recommend for restoring health?

The remedy for ACV or lemon are equally used alternatively. It is the basic foundation for me anyway to achieve a urinary pH of 7 (which is neutra) by taking enough of those.

The dose as always that I get the least complaints is 2 tablespoon of ACV plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water taken at least two times a day. Although I think three times a day is more ideal, most people find that inconvenient.

This is done by taking alternate days with 8 teaspoon of lemon juice plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day.

Of course for conditions of scoliosis/shingles zinc gluconate (or zinc acetate), magnesium and vitamin D4 or D3 is in the topic most important things I would do also.

As to the neural damage caused by sickness I think twice a week vitamin B complex and 1 tablespoon a day of granulated lecithin would help.

Sensitivity to electromagnetic might remotely mean excess free heavy metals in the body and some EDTA or cod liver or a small amount of chinese parsley (a couple of leaves once or twice a week) is taken to slowly get rid of it. An unusual sensitivity to chinese parsley is an indication of heavy metal overload.

Ted

Replied by Bethany S.
Spokane, Wa
12/29/2018

The vitamin and mineral deficiencies make a lot of sense because scoliosis is a physical sign of a methylation problem. The MTHFR gene variant which makes body detox and assimilation of needed vitamins and minerals tougher. Environmental factors can seriously affect severity and can even trigger it (ingested, injected and absorbed).


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