45 y/o caucasion male in Great Lakes region, with systemic candida. 6' tall, 180lbs (25 lbs underweight from Candida). Smoker, 6-8 organic cigs per day. Not-very-strict candida diet.
Past (monthly, over past year) darkfield microscope blood observations shows good separation and balance of cells.
Oil pulling (VCO, EVOO, Hemp) 20mins/day for 4 months w/o detox symptoms.
50-60mg (12-16 drops in water) of Lugol's
with 2000mg of Vit C + 1.5 liters Himalayan Salt water daily for 7 days.
Mild reduction of Candida symptoms (within normal fluctuation range)
Slight reduction in Candida-related joint pain.
Mild decrease in cravings for cigarettes, clear decrease in enjoyment/satisfaction.
Increase in static electricity in clothes (may be due to present cold weather, forced air gas heating without humidifier, but seems to be increasing from other causes)
Small increase of feeling of well-being.
Possible decrease in grey hairs (from O/P?--too early for Lugol's)
Initial dark, heavy-smelling urine returned to normal
No significant Herx reaction. Mild "spaciness" and very mild headaches dissipated within 1/2hr of Lugol's, only occurred for first several days.
No reduction of candida-related tinnitus.
No reduction of candida-related eye-floaters
No increase in weight
No apparent increase of intellectual acuity.
No improvement of cold tolerance. (0 degrees F outside today)
No change in 1st morning urine ph. 6.2 for several months.