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Overcoming Costochondritis & Yeast Infection

Author: Kimberly R.
Date: 07-06-2010
Views: 13,088
Word Count: 546
Questions Received: 8
Testimonial ID: 4448-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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My husband has this terrible condition and this is how we are fighting it. First I want to note, he has back pain due to car accidents, thus he takes pain killers. He was relatively healthy (past bodybuilder champion) and not overweight.

My husband was injured during a regular bench press workout, he thought he tore a muscle. He rested for a few days, noticed a swelling in the chest and was in awful pain! We went to the Emergency Room and listened to many different opinions as to the source of the pain.

Meanwhile, I chose to look to look for a different answer. An acidic pH allows bacteria, viruses, parasites, microbes and yeast to grow. My husband craves sugar! Sugar fuels these microbes and the inflammation worsens. My theory is that he was loaded with yeast and they migrated to a weak area of the body, an injury.

A simple home test for yeast is spitting into a clear cup of water first thing after awakening. If the spit has little strings falling from it, then it's yeast. Since we started treating this as a yeast infection, he has progressively improved.

He is now able to move his arm again, some of the swelling has gone down, and he is able to get sleep. Unfortunately, since this is a painful condition, he takes painkillers which are acidic. My goal for him is to raise his pH to 7.5 and hold it for 4 days. It's been a struggle, but he will get there and the yeast will be gone!

Our method of treatment involves prayer, therapeutic-grade essential oils, alkaline water, DMSO, baking soda, iodine, magnesium, alkalizing minerals, NingXia Red juice, whole food supplements, molybdenum, pantothenic acid, omega 3-6-9, coconut oil, candida diet, enzymes to fight candida, 200 Billion probiotics with 10 species or more, low level laser and sunshine.

We can't afford to do the hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) often, just when he's in severe "I don't want to go on" pain. He always feels better after! I must say these parasites make him crave sugar and when he eats any type of sugar at all, even the more natural sugars like honey or maple syrup, it causes problems.

If you would like more details, please feel free to email me and I would be happy to share info on what is helping my husband. I don't believe that yeast is a cause for everyone, but it is something to look into. Start by checking your saliva and urine pH in the morning by using litmus paper.

My husband avoided antibiotics since they kill off good and bad bacteria. We need the good gut bacteria. This is where we need the oils like the Thieves oil blend, Myrrh, Oregano, Copaiba, Tea Tree, Frankincense oil , Grapefruit, and Peppermint. I'm sure if there was an oil to choose, he tried it!

Every exposure to radiation weakens the body's defenses and strengthens the intruders.

This goes for CT scans, xrays, microwave dinners, cell phones, wi-fi areas, even smart meters which weaken the body and are all EMF pollution.

God provided what we need, the medicines are the plants of the earth. The Bible mentions the oils over 260 times... time to start listening!

The oils are excellent anti-microbial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory powerhouses!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: acidic-/-alkaline-/-pH-balance — "Gastroprotective effects of Lemon essential oil: In ethanol model, CL (citrus lemon) and LIM (limonene) [component of Lemon] demonstrated 100% of gastroprotection.... In the indomethacin model, CL and LIM offered effective gastroprotection...."Link
2.Associated topics: fungus,candida — "As proven in vitro, essential oils [Eucalyptus, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Sage] represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains [such] as MRSA and antimycotic [antifungal]-resistant Candida species."Link
3.Associated topics: parasites-/-worms — "[M]any curative properties attributed to various plants in indigenous medicine are also present in their essential oils.... These oils exert a number of general effects from the pharmacological viewpoint. When applied locally, the essential oils mix readily with skin oils, allowing these to attack the infective agents quickly and actively.... In vitro studies [were] conducted by the author on antimicrobial and anthelmintic [destructive to parasitic worms] properties of some essential oils...."Link
4.Associated topics: fungus — "To evaluate the eradication of house dust mites (HDM)... by direct contact using the essential clove oil (Eugenia caryophyllus).... A pilot study was initiated to determine the killing power of clove oil.... SEMs revealed dead mites on the fibers.... The zone of inhibition indicated significant clearance for all the bacteria and fungi indicating greater biocidal activity when compared to the controls.... Clove oil is a promising agent for killing dust mites with a potential use in dust-mite laden mattresses."Link
5.Associated topics: fungus — "Demodex blepharitis is a common but overlooked external eye disease. The pathogenesis of Demodex blepharitis in eliciting ocular surface inflammation has been further clarified. The modified eyelash sampling and counting method makes it easier and more accurate to diagnose Demodex infestation. Tea tree oil shows promising potential to treat Demodex blepharitis by reducing Demodex counts with additional antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory actions."Link
6.Associated topics: fungus — "Tea tree oil contributes to the successful treatment of toenail fungus [onychomycosis]."Link
7.Associated topics: fungus — "Topical therapy, including [tea tree oil].., provide[s] improvement in nail appearance and symptomatology.... The use of a topical preparation [such as tea tree oil] in conjunction with debridement is an appropriate initial treatment strategy."Link
8.Associated topics: fungus — "[One] method employed for wound healing is the application of lavender oil. Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, it is thought to prevent wound infections and to play a role in reducing pain by lowering inflammation.... Lavender oil is known to have antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, and/or antidepressant effects.... In addition to its antimicrobial effects, the anti-inflammatory analgesic properties of lavender oil have also been emphasized... The use of L. Angustifolia [lavender] is particularly recommended in chronically infected wounds due to its immune-stimulating and antimicrobial effects. There are also reports that lavender oil reduces scar tissue."Link

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