Thanks for your reply. I will definitely tackle the diet part myself, but that will have to come further down the line, after I've resolved the mucosal infection (if that's possible!).
One of the problems with the diet aspect is that I've become completely carbohydrate intolerant, due to the native bacteria that inhabit the GI tract, including the stomach, which ferment every type of fermentable carbohydrate that I consume (including soluble fiber). This has made proper diet and nutrition very tricky. The same bacterial mechanism that causes tooth decay (ie, acid produced by bacteria that erode the enamel) is now happening to me throughout the entire GI tract resulting in systemic acidosis, which is actually quite serious. I was officially diagnosed by a kidney specialist as being "acidotic" but he, along with all the other doctors I've seen, could not offer a solution.
They couldn't even fathom the origin of the problem, and completely dismissed my explanation. I've managed to get the acidosis under control, finally, so my goal now is to restore the rest of my health and hopefully resume a normal life.
One thing I tried was going low-carb and no-carb for long periods, and I can say with complete certainty that it is very detrimental. Carbohydrates may not be considered essential nutrients, but the brain needs glucose and ketones don't cut it, despite what the low-carbers say. My cognitive function suffered severely.
As far as gut flora, I attempted to resolve that with high doses of probiotics (100 billion CFUs of 16 different strains of Lactobacilli and Bifido), but - and it's only a correlation that I'll never be able to prove, within a month of starting probiotics my problems grew exponentially worse. I have to admit that I bought into the probiotics hype without doing my due diligence, so I've learned some painful lessons the hard way.
If you could help me with the chloite/ClO2 aspect I would be very grateful. I've been going through your old posts trying piece together what sort of dosing schedule that makes sense. I know that no matter what I'm venturing into no-man's land, but at this point I think it's worth it.
The instructions that I was originally given by the alternative doctor, going by memory here, was to take 8 drops of sodium chlorite mixed with 8 drops of the 50% citric acid
activator, and some quantity of water (which I don't recall), and do this 3x/day, working my way up to 15 drops 2 or 3x/day (I can't recall exactly) until nausea sets in, then scale back. And to do this for for 2 weeks.
I've also seen suggestions recommending starting with just 1 drop and working up to higher doses. I read one of your early posts where you took 6 drops every 2 hours for 36 hours to attack the flu. My condition is probably going to require either higher doses or longer treatment time, being a chronic condition, and also with it being embedded within the mucosal lining itself.
I'm fully prepared to accept the consequences of using Miracle-Mineral-Supplement
(it seems that nausea and diarrhea are the most common), but I would like to at least approach it more methodically and cautiously than how it was introduced to me, which was simply "here take this". I'm a little more cautious and analytical than that.
Can you offer any suggestions to get me started using Miracle-Mineral-Supplement
as a bactericidal? I have the impression that plain sodium chlorite is only bacteriostatic while chlorine dioxide is the 'cidal' one, but that ClO2 doesn't last long enough in the body to really be effective. Maybe long enough to take effect in my stomach and intestines though?