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cupcakes
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   Posted 8/8/2010 12:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I drink milk thistle tea every day. It is very detoxifying and helps with gaining an appetite, gets rid of my nausea and helps with depression! For all of you with no appetite- I highly reccomend trying this natural tea, it has worked wonders for me as I was scarily underweight and felt sick by the mere thought of food prior to trying this.

I also drink green tea for antioxidants, however my stomach has some trouble tolerating it.

There is a supplement called 'sambucus force' that helps me every time I feel ill, for instance it helps with my urinary tract infections and if I have a sore throat and take 4 of those pills- I feel fine shortly after. I always keep these in my bag and is for me the most important supplement as it helps me to not get ill, especially when I'm on the go.
I have also found that high doses of blueberry supplements have a very similar effect. This might be cheaper as sambucus is a bit expensive.

I drink plenty of water and have recently started writing messages on my water bottles, for example 'healing and wellbeing', or 'great health'. This is very new to me but I do believe that water has the ability to pick up messages/frequencies and hold them - thus spread to the body when you drink or bathe in it. Google "masaru emoto" for info on this.

I will post on this forum the things that help me- and hopefully that might help some of you.
My CD57 was 14. 48 after antibiotic treatment but now back to 26 since my last antibiotics. I currently taking homeopathic remedies (borrelia nosode) but will probably start antibiotics or herbs again soon. I have been thinking about the cowden protocol but it seems long and complex. I can't do complex routines as I am just out of it most days. Days and nights merge as I am deeply troubled with insomnia (I.e sleep 5 hours over 4 days, or can sleep for 20+ hours a day). If anyone has any tips on insomnia that would be great, however sleeping pills is not an option for me.

Wish you all the best and I think of you all on this forum often

OneWearyChick
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   Posted 8/8/2010 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Milk thistle is great for many things, however, it lowers ferritin/ iron. So if you are tired (and possibly suffering from low iron/ anemia) as it is all too common, milk thistle may not be so great for you.

I too, limit my green tea intake. In fact, I avoid it now mostly, but you could buy the extracts probably to maybe get the benefits without the problems. I used to wonder why it bothered me so much after all it's praises, then I learned how it blocks thryoid function. Most 'chronically' ill people do have thyroid issues, often unknown.

Interesting about your water messages. I like that!

Willowrose
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   Posted 8/8/2010 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks or sharing what woks for you.  Just a note - some Lyme experts believe Milk thistle interferes with Mepron levels in the body, so if you're on Mepron it's good to check with your doctor to see what they think.

Rose
I have Lyme; it doesn't have me.

Traveler
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   Posted 8/8/2010 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Something else that I have found to work wonderfully for me for nausea & helps my appetite is ground, dry ginger root. I am taking 4 grams of it, but even at the health food store in the closest 'city' to me (population of only 10 thousand), it is only about 60 cents an ounce.

Oneweary,
Where did you come across the info about green tea blocking the thyroid function? So far the only info I can find is that it may be harmful when taken in large amounts - more than 2 cups a day.

I do want to thank you for posting about this, as in my reading I just found out that my taking of green tea extracts is most likely why my bone density test came back much improved & my cholesterol levels were down!!!
Even the mightiest oak tree was once a little nut who held it's ground!!!
May we all find peace along the journey to find healing.
"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP
Trav

Willowrose
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   Posted 8/8/2010 11:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Okay, Traveler, I'm a believer. I'll do anything to up my bone density and never herad that about the green tea. Is green tea extract a tincture? Is there a recommended amount?

Rose
I have Lyme; it doesn't have me.

Traveler
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   Posted 8/8/2010 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Heck!! I just buy the pills & take the recommended amount of 2 caps a day. I started off by drinking the tea, but it upset my tummy so bad that I had to stop.
I was reading a study that was done on Green Tea - it's quite interesting as to just what kind of impacts it has on human health!!
Even the mightiest oak tree was once a little nut who held it's ground!!!
May we all find peace along the journey to find healing.
"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP
Trav

Willowrose
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   Posted 8/8/2010 12:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks. I'll have to see how big the pills are. Like you, I can't drink the tea. Glad to hear the pills do not have the same effect. I saw your post with the link to the green tea article on another thread and look forward to reading it.

Rose
I have Lyme; it doesn't have me.

OneWearyChick
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   Posted 8/8/2010 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Oneweary,
Where did you come across the info about green tea blocking the thyroid function? So far the only info I can find is that it may be harmful when taken in large amounts - more than 2 cups a day.

I do want to thank you for posting about this, as in my reading I just found out that my taking of green tea extracts is most likely why my bone density test came back much improved & my cholesterol levels were down!!!
 
Traveler, we have discussed this several times on another forum (a thyroid forum). I believe it is the tannins in the tea and it is all teas, not just green. Google tannins and thyroid, I came up with quite a few references. There was something else I mistakingly came across that had tannins recently, wish I could remember what it was - it surprised me completely.
 
I get my green tea extract in my multi - AOR ortho core. They are a very well reputed company (and I am very picky about my supplement recommendations. I research fillers, sourcing, etc.)
 
 
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