Time to end the ridiculous Candida, SIBO and H Pylori myths.

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Written by Lee Stevenson. Sorry I am not the best editor.

There are many myths that have been on the net for quite a while concerning candida, sibo and H Pylori. If you are suffering from them it is a symptom and an indication that other health problems need addressed. It is a case of good gone bad.

 

Candida and H Pylori are commensal that turn pathogenic when something goes wrong in the body.

https://academic.oup.com/femsyr/article/15/7/fov081/641997?fbclid=IwAR1jJrW1TcEbouOZtZC-8pJgZcNJmUQ2HuZABb0CpjQ2wLVHCuO5sPmAGis

https://www.nature.com/articles/ng.2737?fbclid=IwAR0sYqQUGvKw-cFDgr9HKgvq-A2H6mGS1P2s-o9jERvq18XqvAwq59we6og

First thing we need to mention is that alkalizing actually feeds candida and other unwanted microbes. Also things that cause Candida to go pathogenic can also cause SIBO. So if you have Candida you most likely have SIBO also.

https://mbio.asm.org/content/2/3/e00055-11?fbclid=IwAR0Q82Ed_d4ByWgsnT5cu_LBMZLg3t_lEocrCEAFSLysY0KS0kLza4dU0gg

https://www.theguthealthprotocol.com/wp/the-alkalizing-myth

https://www.thecandidadiet.com/ph-levels-candida/

https://bodyecology.com/articles/3-ways-candida-outwits-your-defenses

https://www.yeastinfection.org/crushing-candida-myths-candida-and-acidity/?fbclid=IwAR1SMIgeNKZMmXb_mev1viYVeYFUjMdBANjVx-EWAPXJAdDQv-uic7lHLlk

This is a very good article and is very accurate it dispels many candida myths.

https://www.candidaplan.com/10-candida-myths-2/

These are a very good articles on what triggers candida. When candida turns pathogenic it makes it difficult to absorb magnesium. Also symptoms of candida.

https://selfhacked.com/blog/treat-cure-candida/

http://brendawatson.com/gut-health/candidiasis/?fbclid=IwAR2GGGwQaKzkq3PX1nUN1Kr8R-oQNvF-UNXmTLmfKvpk9v3Eut8ynhPneX8

https://www.amymyersmd.com/2018/07/10-signs-candida-overgrowth/?fbclid=IwAR2LyZVdqwS-_DeXWAIPb-Qhp4DX2jb3pBIIzZiWviQp16NnUj-9gK60eq4

Those with inhibited vitamin D receptors and inhibited citric acid cycle can get kind of stuck in a state of ketosis which can increase the risk of candida turning pathogenic.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1574-6968.2000.tb09258.x?fbclid=IwAR0tEue1Y_B-XL8dk2rcXr6gOl9NOhra3gINLAzViXLcNSOU70r5wfwQ5ys

Antibiotics, eating GMOs and the high glyphosate levels found in our food is what is causing so many digestive problems now days. The should only be taken if absolutely necessary. Out of all of them glyphosate is one of the worst. So in order to heal one must do their best to avoid these things.

https://experiencelife.com/article/get-smart-about-antibiotics/

https://www.nature.com/articles/ismej20073

https://genomemedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13073-016-0294-z

http://www.discoverymedicine.com/Paul-D-Cotter/2012/03/15/the-impact-of-antibiotics-on-the-gut-microbiota-as-revealed-by-high-throughput-dna-sequencing/

https://detoxproject.org/glyphosate/glyphosate-and-roundup-negatively-affect-gut-bacteria/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3945755/

https://realfoodforager.com/glyphosate-an-assault-on-your-microbiome/

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00284-012-0277-2

Not only are antibiotics and glyphosate causing gut dysbiosis and candida overgrowth, they are causing other microbes to become very pathogenic.

https://mbio.asm.org/content/6/2/e00009-15

You have to balance your gut microbiota. To much of one or another can cause problems. Too many of one or another can make you very ill. Many will take the same strains of probiotics daily which will cause them to become out of balance. When this happens a person will become very ill.

http://www.probioticscenter.org/bloating-and-probioticsgov

Genetically modified foods can actually make our gut microbiome a pesticide factory.

https://anh-usa.org/genetically-engineered-food-alters-our-digestive-systems/

https://responsibletechnology.org/gmo-education/section5/

If we get the correct nutrients our gut bacteria will produce non toxic antibiotics for us.

https://www.jyi.org/2017-march/2017/5/1/addition-of-zinc-manganese-and-iron-to-growth-media-triggers-antibiotic-production-in-bacterial-isolates-from-the-lower-atmosphere

 

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fiber-famished-gut-microbes-linked-to-poor-health1/

If you feel like you are intoxicated you may need molybdenum because candida and other commensals that turn pathogenic can actually make you become intoxicated. Many feel bad after they eat fruit and believe it is because of the sugar. It is not they have too many bacteria producing these toxins. Vitamin B6 and B12 also help with this.

http://www.ei-resource.org/articles/candida-and-gut-dysbiosis-articles/the-candida-aldehyde-detox-pathway-and-the-molybdenum-connection/?fbclid=IwAR09kUu8Cpg_FkjVboJMoIckXp00FfJLg1cq01rvwzhs-r8azChqZD8UKPs

 

https://www.drlwilson.com/articles/ALDEHYDES.htm?fbclid=IwAR36kghu0UsendpV093rZzZh2d-IuA_-i3IzkVTF_7doNBmhIqrfbiUBHBM

https://academic.oup.com/alcalc/article/39/5/450/204019?fbclid=IwAR2Cyyz1VuYF1r00yB-kKhudXlRhKanJjd0I58pn0eA4U4kKMCjxXDiUoNE

Those who suffer from this may have lactic acidosis instead of alkalosis. I got to experience the pleasure of both because I over compensated from my lack of research and believing the many myths that are out there about candida. I see many who get on hamster wheels and cannot heal because they believe the myths about candida and sibo.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214426914000718?fbclid=IwAR3XxLuAknVLvWSwR8HTXL4EDjOvqlJFnhdygZ9Jkh8KiqZwPNM3dz52qFo

This is very good information about it but they incorrectly call folate folic acid. Folic acid is man made and very toxic to the body. Folate is natural and very difficult to OD on. It does not take much folic acid to have a negative impact on the body.

https://lauraslymerecovery.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/the-candida-and-acetaldehyde-connection/?fbclid=IwAR1965D_IpFOj4hVYpmccUIAXVVT2I403ykicY0juzUz4EsOj9EnKCluJ7g

 

We also have to prepare ourselves for candida die off.

https://candidaspecialists.com/candida-die-off-symptoms/?fbclid=IwAR3dHtqa1noL3FwAR623CKJV5_y2eKh323wHkjno6O22vLsOBGrUpzdHyYk

 

Our gut bacteria protect each other and secrete and enzyme that protects them from Reactive Oxygen Species. When the above mentioned causes a loss of those bacteria then the other gut bacteria is defenseless and also dies.

http://europepmc.org/articles/PMC4567566

Pau D Arco is good for candida. Also a list of foods that help fight candida.

https://draxe.com/pau-darco-tea/

https://www.thecandidadiet.com/candida-fighting-foods/

https://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/kill-candida-and-balance-the-gut-quickly?fbclid=IwAR0D3TMLc-lFwmevWOHZwT5ZVwWdPiFvIlEJ7eDZ24rmNdndog82F0dZUtI

Burdock root also helps with candida.

https://www.yeastinfectionadvisor.com/burdockroot.html

 

Biotin helps with candida.

 

http://ericbakker.com/biotin-for-candida/?fbclid=IwAR3WwRIGig2RKm-NPzO8xsDfCr6z4v4YW17LHWaLEMpMibztVoaKY6jg3Bw

Candida and SIBO are often mistaken for each other.

https://www.holistichelp.net/blog/candida-sibo-or-h-pylori/

http://www.ei-resource.org/illness-information/environmental-illnesses/candida-and-gut-dysbiosis/

https://www.holistichelp.net/blog/candida-sibo-or-h-pylori/

Candida and SIBO can increase ammonia levels in the body. Also metabolic issues can cause high ammonia levels which will cause Candida to go from commensal to pathogenic. If this happens H Pylori will go from commensal to pathogenic. You cannot get them to go back to commensal unless you get your ammonia levels down. The PH of the digestive system is supposed to be acidic. High ammonia levels will cause it to become alkaline making it even more difficult to balance our gut microbiome. When our digestive system becomes alkaline it causes our good gut microbes to become reduces and it makes us more prone to bad. Also our sulfur digesting and methane producing become more numerous will start causing problems with our BH4 and CBS pathways. To break the cycle we must support the metabolic pathways effected and reduce our consumption of meat and high sulfur foods for about three months. Once candida turns pathogenic it will actually contribute to the digestive system and even the bladder becoming alkaline which will make it and other bad microbes increase more rapidly.

https://www.dovepress.com/hepatic-encephalopathy-current-challenges-and-future-prospects-peer-reviewed-fulltext-article-HMER

https://drjockers.com/cbs-mutation-low-sulfur-diet/

https://www.mygenefood.com/can-handle-high-protein-diet-answer-may-genetic/

People believe alkalizing will reduce candida but it will increase it.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3101780/#

This is a good article on breaking down biofilms which many unwanted microbes form to protect themselves.

http://www.gestaltreality.com/2013/09/16/how-to-eliminate-candida-biofilms/

High ammonia levels damage the brain. It does it in two ways. It damages nerves cells and increases glutamate. Those with high ammonia levels will be sensitive to glutamate and will develop very bad headaches if they consume it.

http://www.neuroradiologycases.com/2012/02/hyperammonemic-encephalopathy-mri.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2415874

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17006913

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ucbcdab/urea/amtox.htm

Zinc, P5P and molybdenum about three times a week can reduce ammonia levels.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1505922

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27582881

Saccharomyces Cereviciae also known as brewers yeast help reduce candida and other bad gut microbes. It cannot live in the body long though so has to be taken until the bad microbes are no longer a problem. It is also known as bakers yeast. People falsely believe yeast and candida are realated. Candida is a fungus brewers yeast or bakers yeast is a bacteria. I do not know why they are calling candida a yeast infection because it is a fungus infection.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6037478/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5354225/

https://www.nature.com/articles/srep36239

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170117163045.htm?fbclid=IwAR31HTMAs0BctwzBflPN3hiE2azPmQ-Y8rKqnGJQvZKpV248mJNoz1f8IgI#.WMn64tfaVUk.facebook

Lactobacillus species of bacteria also prevents candida and sibo. If a person is deficient in Lactobacillus they will have difficulty gaining weight.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/lactobacillus-acidophilus#section3

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2705118/

Bifidobacterium increased the acid levels of our digestive tract which inhibits bad bacteria from growing and help keep our digestive tract acidic. It has been shown to reduce symptoms of irritable bowel disease.

https://www.nature.com/articles/ajg200925

 

Bifidobacterium Infantis protects us from autoimmune disorders by regulating our T cells. B infantis also helps protect our digestive tract.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4277968/

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28230606

Bicarbonate rich mineral water can help reduce ammonia levels. I did not have access to this so I used a tablespoon of sodium bicarbonate in a cup of water about three times a week sometimes more depending on how my ammonia levels were. It worked great for reducing ammonia levels.

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2015/824395/

Calcium D gluturate helps reduce ammonia, endotoxins and mold toxins. It should only be taken about three times a week because overstimulating glucuronidation can deplete very important enzymes and then we can no longer detox these substances.

https://blog.bulletproof.com/calcium-d-glucarate/

Coconut oil helps with candida.

https://draxe.com/caprylic-acid/

Uva ursi and barberry contain berberine which helps fight many types of infection.

https://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/arctostaphylos-uva-ursi.html?cm_mmc=SocialSharing-_-Facebook-_-Links-_-/content/sigma-aldrich/global-home/global/en/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/arctostaphylos-uva-ursi

many herbs can help with candida.

http://www.candida-cure-recipes.com/antifungal-herbs.html

https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/18/6/1283

This is a good list of herbs but I do not agree with consuming tea tree oil. It can be toxic when consumed.

https://www.consciouslifestylemag.com/natural-antifungal-supplements-candida/

Yarrow along with it’s pain killing and ability to make a person feel more positive has many antimicrobial and antiparasitic properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3232110/

 

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317632510_Pharmacognosy_Phytochemistry_and_Pharmacological_Properties_of_Achillea_millefolium_L_A_Review

 

http://www.ema.europa.eu/docs/en_GB/document_library/Herbal_-_HMPC_assessment_report/2011/09/WC500115468.pdf

Beta Glucan can be found in mushrooms and organic oatmeal. It helps fight candida and many other pathogens.
Beta glucans modulate the immune system helping to normalize it. Many pathogens will cause an over active immune response which helps to stealth them from the immune system. This helps to enhance the immune response to a pathogen. I have posted on beta glucan if you want to learn more.

http://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/18/9/1906/htm

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4322159/

https://owndoc.com/candida-albicans/mushrooms-fungi-molds-candida/

https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/bakers-yeast-betaglucan-decreases-episodes-of-common-childhood-illness-in-1-to-4-year-old-children-during-cold-season-in-china-2155-9600-1000519.php?aid=74171

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29199568

https://www.yeastinfection.org/is-reishi-mushroom-good-for-candida/

Apple cider vinegar is good for fighting candida and many other infections but it is high histamine so those with allergies and mast cell degranulation will have problems with it and other high histamine food that help like yogurt.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-18618-x

Those suffering from this will develop higher ammonia levels when they eat meat. Branched chain amino acids may be a good alternative for a source of protein. You must make sure they do not contain phenylalanine. Phenylalanine increases ammonia levels in the body when we have CBS or BH4 issues. Meat and potatoes are high in phenylalanine.

https://www.bodybuilding.com/content/bcaas-the-many-benefits-of-amino-acids.html

Nutrients needed when fighting candida.

http://www.orthomolecular.org/library/jom/1985/pdf/1985-v14n01-p050.pdf

http://www.ei-resource.org/articles/candida-and-gut-dysbiosis-articles/the-candida-aldehyde-detox-pathway-and-the-molybdenum-connection/

Candida can cause sugar cravings.

http://www.arltma.com/Newsletters/SugarCarbNews.htm

Omega 3 is needed but Omega 6 must be avoided to prevent endotoxemia.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4650612/

 

I had difficulty eating fruit. Probiotic yeast helped correct that.

https://www.healio.com/gastroenterology/irritable-bowel-syndrome/news/online/%7Bbb454dd3-01bf-4720-a01e-912c62d09062%7D/probiotic-yeast-improves-abdominal-pain-bloating-in-ibs-c-patients
This is why it is very important to get polyphenols, oligosaccharides and polysaccharides in our diets. It feeds our beneficial bacteria which promotes better health. There are myths about the sugars in foods like fruits and vegetables feeding candida when it becomes pathogenic but the opposite is true. Much of the false information out there drives me to believe that the pharmaceutical companies put it out there to keep people on a hamster wheel of poor health so they will have a steady customer. If we lack certain microbiota we may have to introduce foods slowly and increase our intake as the microbes start increasing. It can take months for some to get back to normal levels.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5493053/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6000740/

https://www.cell.com/trends/microbiology/fulltext/S0966-842X(16)30143-3

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4961256/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5429330/

Not only do we need to feed the good gut bacteria but our diets to manipulate our gut bacteria needs to be unique to each of us. A diverse diet gives us a diverse microbiome which protects our health.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5801817/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4918027/

The myth I see that is the most damaging is people being told to avoid all fats. They are a necessary nutrient for good health.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28482838

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4650612/

Another myth is to avoid carbohydrates. It is a good way to develop autoimmune disease. We need a variety in our diet.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5857604/

 

These are the probiotics that help me with my dairy issues.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0023643812000503

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963996912000890

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jafc.6b00714?journalCode=jahttp

 

If your microbiome imbalance persist it may be from your sexual partner.

https://microbiomejournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40168-016-0161-6

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3225992/

https://academic.oup.com/aje/article/156/12/1133/151795

 

We need H Pylori to prevent allergies and asthma so we do not want to kill it we want to get it back to commensal by reducing our ammonia levels.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3888205/

https://m.jci.org/articles/view/45041

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5548235/

http://www.townsendletter.com/June2013/helico0613.html#.WM1yDBl_6Pw.facebook

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28193167?fbclid=IwAR3UMOdxhpuLV0zKKMlMWr4HK1_fgLhTUv8aTAuXc62KDoeQnuxPGyh3qEE

Supplement and Nutrient Information I have accumulated part 2.

 

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. I am posting this for educational and informational purposes.

Calcium Glycerophosphate – helps with the ph of urine. Helps fight pathogens also helps with bone healing. You do not want to over alkalize the bladder. Most pathogens especially Candida when it is in it’s pathogenic form prefers and flourishes in an alkaline environment but the good bacteria cannot tolerate it. This helps if you have acidosis and would probably be about the only reason I would take it. It has been shown to strengthen bones and teeth. Do not take too often or for too long because it can inhibit absorption of other nutrients. It has been shown to reduce the symptoms of mental illness, improve memory and cognitive function. It helps heal leaky gut. It inhibits absorption of lead and alunimun into the body. It also helps ease bladder pain. It reduces inflammation and fights cancer. It increases IL 10 which can be inhibited by many pathogens to stealth themselves from the immune system.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4533037/

https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/69/6/1224/4714967

https://www.nature.com/articles/ejcn2012219

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18772850

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22870144

Calcium-D-Glucarate this reduces ammonia levels in the body. It helps remove toxins from the body. It can help remove carcinogenic estrogen from the body. It reduces stress on the liver which causes a reduced need for cholesterol which will reduce cholesterol levels. It also reduces the risk of cancer. It also prevents toxins from being absorbed in the digestive system. It improves glucuronidation.

https://blog.bulletproof.com/calcium-d-glucarate/

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/antibiotics1968/29/9/29_9_950/_article

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18772850

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/993134

Phospholipids – needed for healing and protecting the cells in the body. Also helps transport nutrients through the body. Breaks up biofilms. It is good to alternate sources because each has their benefits. Some good sources of phospholipids are olive oil, ghee, evening primrose oil etc. Try to reduce sources of Omega 6 if it gets too high in the body it will cause inflammation instead of reducing it. Omega 3 needs to be higher. If you get ill, have bladder pain or get indigestion when you consume fats then you may have a blocked Pentose Phosphate Pathway or you have Pyrole issues that need addressed. There are many types of fats. I will do a seperate article on that.

Cholesterol – needed to heal in all parts of the body. The heart and brain cannot function without it. If your oxLDL is high it indicates you have inflammation or high oxidative stress levels. Cholesterol is an antioxidant and high LDL is a sign your antioxidant systems is working but something is causing inflammation or oxidative stress. Lowering chlolesterol prevents the body from healing. Address what is causing it, also not drinking enough water can also cause high LDL levels. Reducing cholesterol is not a good idea. Studies have shown memory and cognitive function decline as cholesterol levels decline. Muscles start to deteriorate if they do not get enough cholesterol. I did a post on cholesterol that gets into more detail.

Arrowroot – helps the cells use cholesterol more affectively especially in the bladder. It reduces oxLDL levels. It has many of the nutrients to support our metabolic pathways. Cholesterol is needed for our bodies to heal. Oxidative stress prevents our cells from being able to use cholesterol properly. Arrow root helps improve the absorption and use of cholesterol in the body. This reduces the bad cholesterol like oxLDL. There are many types of roots used from a variety of plants but most have the same benefits. Helps heal the gut and bladder because it has nutrients to support the health of mucous membranes. When processed into flour it losses many of it’s vitamins but retains minerals. Many of the benefits from arrowroot are from drinking teas made from arrowroot. Most of these because of the type of starch found in roots would help heal the gut. Seems those in the Canna family, Maranta Arundinacea are the best ones to use.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/06/13/arrowroot-uses.aspx

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/other/arrowroot.html

This is the Canna family mostly Canna Indica which is also referred to as Canna Coccinea. Reduces oxidative stress and reduces the risk of cancer.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23639363

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29582643

Inhibits HIV

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874105002886?via%3Dihub

Curcuma Angustifolia and Maranta Arundinacea have similar properties.

Heals the Gut

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26195908

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24696578

Amlapitta is leaky gut, had to look it up.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3202266/

Cassava (Manihot Esculenta) if not processed right it can have neurotoxic effects. This is one I would avoid because I have seen many studies showing people can also have allergic reactions to it.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23778051

Tacca Pinnafida

Reduces inflammation

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23031596

Helps fight chlamydia

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11934571

Arum Maculatum not sure I would use this one. Seems if not processed right it can be toxic.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8711457

https://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Arum+maculatum

Larazotide Acetate – reduces symptoms of celiac disease has been shown to reduce bladder pain. Though I do not like pharmaceuticals because the pharmaceutical companies have a history of covering up the ill effects of their drugs and often times it turns out the side effects are worse then their illness. This one seems to show promise.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4699279/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23163616

Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera)– improves thyroid and adrenal health. Reduces brain cell degeneration. Improves endurance and stamina. This is an herb you want to back off using and only take maintenance doses once you start healing. Ashwagandha reduces stress hormones. Ashwagandha also balances sugar levels in the body. Improves memory and heals the brain. It contains withanolides which are also found in plants in the same family like Tomatilla and ground cherries. Has many antioxidants which help reduce inflammation and histamines that results in lower oxidative stress, lower oxLDL and better immune function. It increases male fertility and fights cancer. It simulates thyroid hormones. It increases red and white blood cell counts. It also kills pathogens so you could herx when you first take it. Though there are no apparent side effects homeostasis should always be the goal. When you feel better a rule that has helped me is to stop taking something and start taking maintenance doses once in a while to keep things working.

https://draxe.com/ashwagandha-benefits/

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/health-benefits-of-ashwagandha-or-indian-ginseng.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10956379

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5657733/

http://www.rroij.com/open-access/a-review-on-pharmacological-profile-of-withania-somnifera-ashwagandha.php?aid=33844

http://www.raysahelian.com/withaniasomnifera.html

Mushrooms like cordyceps, reishe and many others contain anti pathogen properties and have glycoprotein which is more easily used by the body for energy. Glycoproteins also promote better cell to cell communication. They also contain beta glucan which can stimulate the immune system to help fight pathogens. If you have a T cell imbalance they restore T cell balance in the body. Exposing mushrooms to sunlight before you eat them causes them to produce vitamin D. They kill cancer because the glycoproteins improve our bodies cell to cell communication. Mushrooms are also hepatoprotective.

Health benefits of various mushrooms.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5618583/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3168293/

https://draxe.com/mushroom-nutrition-benefits/

Glyoproteins in mushrooms.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22470568

https://www.canceractive.com/cancer-active-page-link.aspx?n=524&title=Glycoproteins–the-coming-cancer-treatment

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0146881

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0093191

Beta Glucon in mushrooms.

https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/blog-post/beta-glucans-medicinal-actives-mushrooms

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19885842

Beta Glucans help correct fugal gut dysbiosis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28624575

Balances T cells.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3168293/

Fulvic Acid – helps repair chromosome damage. Can increase ammonia and hydrogen peroxide levels so make sure your oxidative stress levels are down. Make sure you detox before using it, it can cause the release of toxins from the cells to be excreted. It restores autophagy. Because it restores autophagy it benefits the whole body. It helps balance our gut bacteria and is good for those who have SIBO. Fulvic Acid also improves nutrient absorption. In inhibits COX and reduces homocystein which would reduce inflammation and help with MCAS. I get mine from organic blackstrap molasses. It has a high fulvic acid content. It also helps fight cancer. There is a draw back to fulvic acid. If you take too much it can actually increase oxidative stress instead of decreasing it. Use in moderation. Also if you are deficient in Selenium it will increase oxidative stress so make sure you get enough selenium.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1566521/

https://draxe.com/fulvic-acid/

https://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/health-benefits-of-fulvic-acid/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25888188

Helps balance but bacteria.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28223733

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27177083

Restores the health of our compliment system.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2650748/

Improves nutrient uptake.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15427528.2014.923084

Helps the skeletal system repair.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27414521

Helps with allergies especially food allergies.

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/bbb/71/5/71_60702/_article

It improves cognitive function.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3296184/

It breaks up Tau Fibrils in the brain so would probably break up other illnesses cause by misfolded proteins which causes Alzheimer’s. This is one of the most common problems in those who suffer from interstitial cystitis.

https://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-alzheimers-disease/jad110623

Taurine – usually low in vegetarians, has a sedative affect. Helps adrenals by reducing stress hormones. Has sedative affects. Needed for cardiovascular function, cellular function, eyes, skeletal muscle and central nervous system. Protect the bladder from stress induced injury. It is also an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It reduces oxidative stress so would help with the many chronic illnesses that come with it. Helps regualte the amount of water in our cells and is part of the bile system. If you are deficient in taurine it could effect your gall bladder which in turn could cause gall stones and high oxLDL. There is so many benefits to taurine I am not going to list them. I have found no studies on negative effects caused by it.

https://www.selfhacked.com/blog/taurine-benefits/

https://articles.mercola.com/vitamins-supplements/taurine.aspx

https://draxe.com/what-is-taurine/

Ginkgo Biloba – before I mention the benefits I need to give a warning. Taking it for too long or in high doses may damage the liver. I say may because the studies showing it harms the liver where poorly designed so I could not draw a conclusion. Their are studies showing it’s safety but they did not test on liver enzymes and function so I cannot draw a conclusion from those either. helps adrenals by lowering stress hormones. Improves memory and blood circulation. I got a headache the first few times I took this then I could think much clearer. The is one that you are not supposed to take often or for extended periods of time. If taken for too long or to high a dose it can damage the kidney and liver. It helps with interstitial cystitis and reduces inflammation. It also fights infection. It enhances memory and cognitive function. Helps with Raynauds disease which is cause by damage or inflammation in the blood vessels which causes restricted blood flow. It can also be caused by carditits from sepsis or infection. Some drugs can cause it like fluoroquinolones one of the most harmful drugs on the market. If you have epilepsy most recommend you do not take it. The first couple of times I took it I got a really bad headache. It improves mood and energy levels. Heals, hemorrhoids, fights fibromyalgia and reduces symptoms of asthma. Then about the third day my brain fog from the Lyme started lifting and I could think more clearly and concentrate better. If you are allergic to poison ivy you may be allergic to this. I am allergic to poison ivy but did not react but they say some do.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4656570/

https://draxe.com/ginkgo-biloba-benefits/

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/263105.php

Heals the brain.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28933745

Gingko is cardioprotective.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28553225

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23195633

Azo (Phenazopyridine) – I do not recommend because it can damamge the liver. This is used for those who have bladder pain. It does help with some urinary tract infections though but can make others worse. Many seemed to have better results with Uristat when it came to bladder pain and it does not stain like phenazopyridine.

https://www.ajemjournal.com/article/S0735-6757(16)30893-2/fulltext

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23793794

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/0886022X.2014.890054

PPQ (Pyrroloquinoline Quinone) enhances mitochondria function. Improves memory, protects and heals nerves, improves sleep, mood and reduces fatigue.Reduces symptoms of fibromyalgia,ms,als etc. Reduces urinary tract problems. It is a REDOX agent, neutralizing oxidants then it gets recycled by glutathion. It reduces inflammation and enhances mitochondria function. It prevents NAFL and protects from the inflammation caused by the western diet and our toxic food.

https://examine.com/supplements/pyrroloquinoline-quinone/

https://www.selfhacked.com/blog/pqq-review/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24231099

Protects Liver.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28007783

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29507905

Prevents Gut dysbiosis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29507905

Reduces damage from high glutamate levels.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29891841

It helps stimulate musculoskeletal repair. This would be goof for those who have been floxxed.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4672922/

Organic unsulfured Blackstrap Molasses has too many benefits to list but I will try to list some of them. It promotes overall body health. Speeds up wound healing and helps with anemia. Has many nutrients needed for the metabolic pathways. Ease into using it because when the metabolic pathways open your body will start to detox. You do not want to open the flood gates too fast but open them slowly until the toxin levels are low enough for your body to be able to keep up. Also Blackstrap Molasses is high in fulvic acid and you do not want to get your fulvic acid levels to high. It has many benefits but many nutriets lose their benefits if over consumed.

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/other/health-benefits-of-molasses.html

https://draxe.com/blackstrap-molasses/

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814616318830?via%3Dihub

Blackstrap molasses contains chromium which helps with type 2 diabetes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9356027

Alternatives to sugar reduces oxidative stress. Honey and maple syrup helped but organic unsulfured molasses was the best.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=blackstrap%20molasses%20antioxidants
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25865605

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23768381

Molasses has antibacterial properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24007486

oligosaccharides found in fruits and vegetables help balance our gut bacteria. Which reduces our risk of chronic illness. They also help prevent gut dysbiosis and cancer.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29800811

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29800811

We need a variety of oligosaccharides because different members of our gut bacteria need different oligosaccharides. I found when I was able to start eating again I had to ease into adding these because I bloated at first. As my good bacteria got established from eating the oligosaccharides the bloating and gas stop occurring. It took me 3 months before I felt no ill effects from getting oligosaccharides. I knew it was necessary to get my good bacteria established. When we have too much of one specific bacteria or if candida is in it’s pathogenic form we will have too many methane producing and sulfur digesting bacteria. This causes high hydroxy radical levels in the body and also causes high sulfate levels which will result in high ammonia levels in the bladder and digestive system. This causes Candida to go from commensal to pathogenic form. When Candida is in pathogenic form it alkalizes which feeds it even more. We have to work on restoring the ph of our bladder and digestive system back to acidic. A few strains of lactobacillus regulate the ph of our bladder. If we are low or deficient in them then we cannot fight pathogens because they prefer an alkaline environment. Our food does not get broke down as quickly and ferments instead of digesting.

http://www.nutrientsreview.com/carbs/oligosaccharides.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29734011

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26888650

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29794732

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25319735

Those with SIBO would probably benefit from Mannan because it improves bile production which would speed up digestion and prevent food from fermenting in the digestive system.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29665623

This in turn would reduce hydrogen sulfide which would reduce hydroxy radicals and sulfite levels.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29561196

The generation of hydroxy sulfate is responsible for many forms of chronic illness.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27199771

Those not producing enough FUT2 enzymes will have difficulty reestablishing normal gut bacteria levels oligosaccharide will help with that.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24781901

For those who are FUT2 deficient sialyated milk oligosaccharide helps.

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/food-matters/feeding-a-malnourished-microbiome/

Oligosaccharides help modulate our immune system preventing allergies and autoimmunity.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23824724

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29257110

If you have an aging mouse they reduce it’s aging.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29794973