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Tina Paxton
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Hi Justin!

Thanks for sharing this product with us. I've read about folks using DE internally (with some concerns about doing so) as well as Bentonite Clay (BC). I use BC as a detox bath on occasion but have not tried it internally.

I've been struggling with multiple issues for over a decade beginning with Lyme Disease. I started a Paleo Autoimmune Protocol diet last year which has helped but not entirely. It seems I get just so far with detoxification and things get bogged up. Even my naturopath and D.O. are stumped and without ideas. So, I'm curious what you DE w/BC product might do for autoimmune issues?

Also, I have a spaniel that has developed a skin issue which I believe is stemming from Candida albican. I've been using a topical treatment but have been researching possible herbal/alternative treatments I can give him internally. Has anyone tried DE w/BC (or either product separately) on a dog with yeast/fungal issues?
 
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Tina,

Don't give up searching and seeking.

Of course, I am not a medical professional and I am not giving medical advice.

First the dog -
Some of our family was struggling with major systemic candida overgrowth. After of years of trying all kinds of natural remedies, within 1 month of using DE and CB with heavy probiotics, this person has had a major breakthrough in that area. I think this would help your dog. I would just mix it into the food of the dog daily for 30 days. I would start with around 1 teaspoon and move up to 1 tablespoon.

Now you -
I would talk to your health professional about whatever you decide with DE/CB.

I have a good friend who struggles with something autoimmune. His body seems to just freak out at random. He has been to every specialist and has no clear understanding so I am sympathetic to your situation.

For non-autoimmune sufferers, I would tell them to just try it and see what happens. I am sure that 10+ years on this rollercoaster makes you reluctant to try anything that could send your system into chaos.

From what I understand, all autoimmune stems from the gut and probably the nutrient absorption.

I have read several things that talk about parasites in the system will probably remain in the system despite eating a GAPS or other type diet. Parasites seem to be in the blind spot of the medical professionals here in the USA. So I think parasites could be a hindrance to anyone's detox - autoimmune or otherwise.

You can talk it over with your healthcare provider. The usual thought is to start with 1 teaspoon, but you might want to start with like 1/4 teaspoon for 2 weeks. Then go up to half teaspoon for 2 more weeks all the way up to 1 tablespoon.

I wish I had the answer. I would love to hear what you do or don't do.

Blessings.



 
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Justin Wood wrote:Tina,

Don't give up searching and seeking.

Of course, I am not a medical professional and I am not giving medical advice.


Oh, yes, of course it is understood that you are not trying to diagnose or prescribe. (always wise to add the disclaimer!)

Justin Wood wrote:First the dog -
Some of our family was struggling with major systemic candida overgrowth. After of years of trying all kinds of natural remedies, within 1 month of using DE and CB with heavy probiotics, this person has had a major breakthrough in that area. I think this would help your dog. I would just mix it into the food of the dog daily for 30 days. I would start with around 1 teaspoon and move up to 1 tablespoon.


That is good to hear and I will definitely give it a try.

Justin Wood wrote:Now you -
I would talk to your health professional about whatever you decide with DE/CB.

I have a good friend who struggles with something autoimmune. His body seems to just freak out at random. He has been to every specialist and has no clear understanding so I am sympathetic to your situation.

For non-autoimmune sufferers, I would tell them to just try it and see what happens. I am sure that 10+ years on this rollercoaster makes you reluctant to try anything that could send your system into chaos.

From what I understand, all autoimmune stems from the gut and probably the nutrient absorption.


One does have to be a little more careful when trying something new to avoid a flare. You are correct that the prevailing thought is that all autoimmune conditions stem from the gut because the gut is the center of our immune system.

Justin Wood wrote:I have read several things that talk about parasites in the system will probably remain in the system despite eating a GAPS or other type diet. Parasites seem to be in the blind spot of the medical professionals here in the USA. So I think parasites could be a hindrance to anyone's detox - autoimmune or otherwise.


Very true -- no diet really addresses parasites per say because parasites don't eat the food passing through our digestive system, they eat us. I used to say that I don't have a parasite problem because I've had colonoscopies and no parasites were found. But, that only addresses the larger parasites, not necessarily the more microscopic ones.

Justin Wood wrote:You can talk it over with your healthcare provider. The usual thought is to start with 1 teaspoon, but you might want to start with like 1/4 teaspoon for 2 weeks. Then go up to half teaspoon for 2 more weeks all the way up to 1 tablespoon.


A gradual build up is wise for autoimmune conditions for sure. I will heed the advise to do so.

Justin Wood wrote:I wish I had the answer. I would love to hear what you do or don't do.

Blessings.


Don't we all. If we had the answer, we could get rich because there is a lot of people suffering from autoimmune issues. While I'm sure there are multiple causations, I have my theories regarding all the chemicals in the food. Parasites are another but I tend to think they are just opportunistic in attacking an already sick host. And, many other potential causes as well. Be that as it may, I think I will give the DE/CB a try. Once I start, I'll report my experience here in this forum for anyone who might be interested.



 
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Tina Paxton wrote:
Don't we all. If we had the answer, we could get rich because there is a lot of people suffering from autoimmune issues. While I'm sure there are multiple causations, I have my theories regarding all the chemicals in the food. Parasites are another but I tend to think they are just opportunistic in attacking an already sick host. And, many other potential causes as well. Be that as it may, I think I will give the DE/CB a try. Once I start, I'll report my experience here in this forum for anyone who might be interested.


Tina,

Agreed. My wife and I frequently remind each other when we hit another roadblock is that the only we way lose is if we stop trying.

Blessings.



 
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