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Overcoming Costochondritis & Yeast Infection


Author: Kimberly R.
Date: 07-06-2010
Views: 14,914
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: wound-/-gash-/-injury — "The methods of aromatherapy were applied sitz bath or soap application using essential oils with Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Orange, and Roman Chamomile.... [T]hese findings indicate that postpartum aromatherapy for perineal care could be effective in healing the perineum."Link
2.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
3.Associated topics: muscle-pain — "We examined the evidence regarding the effect of herbal medicine on pain in people with non-specific low-back pain (LBP).... Lavender essential oil applied by acupressure appeared effective in reducing pain and improving flexibility compared to conventional treatment."Link
4.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
5.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
6.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link
7.Associated topics: diet — "Z. officinale [ginger] has been used to control diabetes and dyslipidemia [high cholesterol].... The marked rise in body weights, glucose, insulin, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, free fatty acids and phospholipids in serum of the rats that followed 6 weeks of high-fat diet treatment were significantly reduced by Z. officinale treatment.... The present results provide scientific evidence to substantiate the traditional use of Z. officinale in preventing metabolic disorders."Link
8.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

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