Several have asked me recently for more details on what I did, how much of what did I take and when. I’ve been trying to recall this as best I can. My two “Poor Man’s Protocol” (PMP) posts do outline what I did to recover but I’ll try to convey more information in this post.
Before we begin. It’s summertime now, and watermelon is in the stores, this years seems to be excellent. Ever since my wife bought some this year the kids have been begging for it. That is a good thing because it’s a healthy snack. I ate a lot of watermelon the summer I made big improvements.
Also, the Kirkland Almonds shown on the left, I eat these every day and did during my recovery. If you Google almonds and parasites they are listed as a good natural approach. But that’s not why I ate them. I ate them for protein, but more importantly because they are alkalizing. Every once in a while I would get sick of just almonds and my wife would buy the Kirkland mixed nuts which were good because they provided an even better cross section of minerals like copper (Cashews are high in copper).
Okay, I just thought I would mention the watermelon and nuts. And by the way, Watermelon contains a high amount of naturally occurring glutathione which is very important (NAC builds glutathione as well).
So, every single day I started off with a sulfur soap shower (exact brand listed in my PMP posts). I washed my hair and entire body in it. Sometimes I would suds up, turn the water off and stand their for a few minutes then rinse. I still use it to this day.
My breakfast consisted of oatmeal with a large glass of orange juice (Potassium). However, I always took a Thisilyn “Milk Thistle” capsule before each meal of the day with a probiotic and a digestive enzyme as well. With my oatmeal I would take my Vitamin D (Carlson’s 2000mg fish oil based) and a COQ10. I would also do a 3/4 scoop of the True Protein (powdered egg whites) with water. The egg whites are loaded with sulfur based amino acids. This was all done by 8 in the morning. I also would prepare a CALM magnesium in a coffee cup and drink it when I got to work at around 8:30. You put it in hot water and it disolves. Notice my MAG and protein and other things are in liquid form. Morgellons has a lot to do with malabsorption in my opinion.
Around 10:00 with a more empty stomach I would take one of the Whole Foods mixed Amino’s along with either an L-Carnitine or L-Arginine. They say to take amino’s on an empty stomach which is kind of funny because you get most of them from eating meat.
Next came lunch. Usually a PB&J with an apple and a yogurt. In the middle I would take another fish oil, probiotic, milk thistle, and a low dose all around Vitamin B capsule. I drank water during the day.
I exercised on a stationary bike at work and got up to 25 minutes a session (when I started I could barely do two minutes). I would do the bike at about 2:30 and just before that I would take my NAC 600 mg sustain plus 2000mg of Vitamin C with bioflavonoids. At 2:30 when I took this my stomach was relatively empty.
Then it was supper, usually another fish oil, maybe another COQ10 and so on. Often I would have another CALM magnesium with supper as well.
Around 9 at night (sometimes but not all the time) I would take another NAC/Vitamin C combo.
I’ll be honest, it’s really hard recall exactly what I did, however, my posts do reflect what I was doing at the time. Of course, I was always learning and changing what I was taking, you can see that my 2nd PMP post listed far fewer things than my original PMP and that is kind of how things went. As I started getting better I gradually eliminated things that I thought were providing only a slight benefit.
The last few things I added were Coconut Oil (mixed in with my hot morning oatmeal) and OptiMSM (supposedly very pure). I also tried to get direct sunlight whenever I could, not a sunburn, just color. And finally I added Iodoral Iodine which I didn’t take every day and broke the pills into small chunks and would take with food.
There were tons of supplements I did like Kyolic 103 and many other things along the way. I did some colon cleanses and some parasite cleanse programs that I bought at Whole Foods as well.
Like I said before the NAC + Vitamin C I think we’re core to my recovery as well as Magnesium and other apparently simple things, but it worked.
Please read both of my PMP posts on my “All Articles” page to make sure you read all of the warnings.
Finally, I also did the Logos Wellness Protocol as well. See http://logosnutritionals.com/products/wellnessprotocol/burgstinerwellness/ for more information. The nice thing about the wellness protocol is that it provides the bulk of what I took. I would add to it the NAC/Vitamin C however. When I was doing the wellness protocol I did not double up on things, the wellness protocol comes with magnesium, I always was careful not to just blindly take two things that contain the same thing.
I hope folks are making progress and getting better and better and not falling back. I had hoped folks would be reporting in by droves stating they were recovering, some have like herehoping and many say they feel better than they did. I hope this for you too.