Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for August 22, 2007

No vibration this morning.

Today I’ll split things up a little differently. Here’s today’s dosage:

300 mg Calcium/Magnesium 3x
50 mg Zinc 2x
250 mg Inositol 3x
250 mg Choline 3x
100 mg Phosphorus 2x
Caprylic Acid 3x

August 22, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Entry for August 20, 2007

Today I decided to take a break from the vitamins and minerals just to see what would happen. My eyes are still itchy so maybe I’m taking too much of something. Possibly the phosphorus?

I got to around mid-morning and I could feel the mild nerve feeling in my head. I’m still low in something but I have no idea what it could be. I figure it could be the chromium so I take one capsule with my lunch. I also took 1 50 mg of zinc and left it at that. By mid afternoon, the nerve feeling returned so I took a calcium/magnesium and it never returned.

By the evening my eyes are feeling much better so I take another zinc and another calcium/magnesium with my dinner. I also wanted to try something different.

With the addition of the calcium/magnesium in the 2/1 ratio, my candida has mildly improved. It’s nothing significant, it just feels a little better than usual since I made the change. So tonight I thought I’d add some caprylic acid and a grapefruit seed extract. Two things known for candida and I’ve tried them both before without any success.

About an hour after dinner…I notice a difference. I think it’s working this time. I’ll add these two to my supplements tomorrow.

August 20, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for June 05, 2007

I’ve been taking 600 mg of calcium/magnesium together in a one to one ratio for a couple of days with no side effects. There have been times when there was no way I could do this so it’s progress. I’m still taking 50 mg of iron a day and the candida is very slowly getting better. I’ve noticed that I can breathe a little better every day but it’s extremely slow progress. I’ll try adding caprylic acid to see if it has any effect.

The vibration seems to come and go just like before but for the most part, it’s not there anymore. I’ll keep going with the calcium/magnesium along with the iron, vitamin C and the zinc/copper for a while.

June 5, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for November 05, 2006

My wife and I have been talking about candida lately and although I have my own opinions of the cause, she has a friend who tried a candida suppliment and was getting great results with an increase in absorption. That’s definately one of my problems so let’s give it a try… Off to the health food store…

One store recommended a seventy dollar trauma kit that had four different supplements. Too expensive. Then I tried another one and they had the same trauma kit but they also has something called Caprylic Acid. I’ve never come across this before and it was only ten dollars. I didn’t want something overwhelming so this would do just fine. It’s made by the same people who make my magnesium and that’s the best one I’ve tried.

What does doctor google think?

Caprylic acid is the common name for the eight-carbon straight chain fatty acid known by the systematic name octanoic acid. It is found naturally in coconuts and breast milk. It is an oily liquid with a slightly unpleasant rancid taste that is minimally soluble in water. Caprylic acid is used commercially in the production of esters used in perfumery and also in the manufacture of dyes.

Caprylic acid is known to have anti-fungal properties, and is often recommended by nutritionists for the treatment of candidiasis. According to nutritionist Erica White, caprylic acid is excellent for dealing with candida in the intestines, which are frequently colonized by candida; but, being a long-chain fatty acid, it has difficulty in penetrating fatty cell wall membranes. Some nutritionists therefore recommend starting with caprylic acid when treating candidiasis, but moving later to other plant oils (e.g. oil of cloves, or oregano) which contain fatty acids with a shorter carbon chain that can more easily penetrate tissues in the body such as muscles, joints, and sinuses. Caprylic acid is also used in the treatment of some bacterial infections.

A 3 to 4 month course of caprylic acid is typically recommended. The usual recommended dosage is 1000 to 2000 mg to be taken 3 times a day with meals. It is also recommended to begin with the lowest dose (500 mg once or twice a day) and then gradually increase the dose by adding 1 capsule every 2 to 3 days until the full recommended dose is achieved. Caprylic acid is easily digested which means it is quickly absorbed through the intestines and delivered into the bloodstream.

Caprylic acid is an 8-carbon fatty acid that is produced in the body, and is a component of coconut oil, palm nut oil, butter fat and other vegetable and animal sources.

Caprylic acid is commonly used to inhibit the growth of fungi, especially the yeast-like fungus Candida albicans, the organism responsible for candidiasis (‘yeast infection’). Many apparently healthy men and women have some Candida in their gastrointestinal tract, but it is usually kept in check by Lactobacillus bacteria. When this check fails, the result can be acid stomach, abdominal pain, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, itching, or symptoms of intoxication.

Caprylic acid has antitumor activity. In a 1991 experiment with rats, an 8-day treatment with caprylic acid obliterated liver tumors without affecting normal tissue.

Caprylic acid can affect blood pressure. A supplement high in caprylic acid reduced diastolic blood pressure in volunteers with normal blood pressure; it remains to be studied in people with hypertension.

Customary dosages range from 300 to 1200 mg/day. No anti-tumor dosage has been established.

November 5, 2006 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

   

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