How to Kick Your Benzodiazepine Addiction

This is my first “new” post in seven years to this blog. I had always meant to write a post about my benzo addiction, the problems it caused me, and how I eventually got off of the drugs. I’m finally doing that. It was in 2013 that I realized I had developed a tolerance to…

Scientific Proof that a Gluten Free Diet Helped Heal My Gut

In 2005 or so, I was diagnosed by stool test as positive for gluten intolerance. The symptoms I had at the time were sensations of early fullness when eating, constipation, anxiety, and overall poor health. I went on a gluten free diet, which improved my symptoms almost immediately, I would say within two weeks. I…

B-6 Helps “Morning Sickness” & An Update on Me

Since re-testing H.pylori and Candida came back negative for both, I’ve still been having some stomach issues. The nausea has gone way down, but when I have it, it seems to relate to hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. It occurs in the morning still (but not as bad as before) and usually only if I…

What Worked!

Here’s a quick rundown of the natural supplements I took that helped me eradicate the H.pylori. These are the product brands and names along with the dosages my doctor had me take*. The doctor who recommended this regimen to me was a chiropractor who specialized in “functional medicine,” nutrition, other energetic therapies, and used Applied…

Negative for both H. pylori and Candida!

In June ’09 I was diagnosed by Metametrix DNA stool test which showed positive for high amounts of H. pylori. That was the bullseye. My answer. It had shown negative for candida. That was actually a relief, and that meant that my efforts to follow an anti-candida diet for about a year (diagnosed by blood…

The Diagnosis

After over a year of chronic nausea (and other hellish symptoms) I finally have my diagnosis. It’s scientifically proven by DNA testing–it’s not just in my head. The reason I emphasize “scientifically proven,” is because having the lab results confirm for me the cause of symptoms I’ve wondered and researched about for so long is…

How it all started

Here is a kind of chronological order of the symptoms I had as I had them, as I figure this will be the easiest way for you to see if your own situation relates to mine. Beginning: – Have had “tummy troubles” since I was a kid. Was fed a largely processed diet of easy…

Help with Nausea, Morning Sickness, and Die Off

H. pylori is known to cause “morning sickness,” and of course, candida can cause nausea too, by way of the toxins they release into your system, and by their effect on digestion, acid balance, blood sugar and hormones. Geez! Killing off organisms causes die-off (releasing more of their toxic waste) which can also make you…

Anti-Candida Diet in a Nutshell

Over the years, I’ve tried the typical anti-candida diet, which can be very restrictive and difficult.  There are a few out there with some variations. Here’s my opinion on the subject. However, don’t go just by what I say, go by how you feel and what your doctor advises. For me, I just did the…

How To Find A Good Doctor

Let’s say you don’t have a primary care physician, or don’t like the one you do have and want to switch, but can’t get a personal recommendation from a friend or relative. If you have health insurance and find yourself looking for a doctor on say, your insurance website’s directory of physicians, the first thing…

How To Find A Good Therapist

A licensed therapist is someone who can provide ongoing “talk” therapy. Most licensed therapists are not also M.D.s, meaning they can’t prescribe medications for “mood” or “mental” disorders. If you need a psychiatrist, an M.D., for medication management, than see my previous post. Personally, I don’t go to psychiatrists anymore, because all they did was…

Help for Food Allergies

Although this is a vast and significant topic, I’m going to make this post as brief as possible, and hopefully point you in a helpful direction. Visit the respective websites for more info. NAET is an energy-based technique which treats food allergies or food intolerances. Check out their website for more info and to locate…