Thanks so much for mentioning boron! I've started to do some digging around, and I came across Ginagirl's posts on how borax helped her get rid of her 20 year candida issue. I am also battling candida for almost a year now and have only seen marginal improvements with a very strict diet, which has been difficult to maintain for more than a few weeks at a time.
From what I've read so far, the recommendation for fighting candida is 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. of Borax in 1 liter of water, sipped throughout the day for 4-5 days a week. According to this site (http://www.health-science-spirit.com/borax.htm), Borax is recommended over boron supplements for fighting candida. As I've already got some borax, I think I will give that a try. I'm not sure what to look for as far as what might be too much or not enough, but I'll listen to my body and do some more reading.
I'm doubly excited about boron because the water where I live is fluoridated. And while I installed a water filter that removes fluoride about 2 months ago, I haven't taken any additional steps besides iodine to remove it from my body. And now I know that boron helps to displace fluoride and other toxic heavy metals from the body.
I'm also currently detoxing mercury, as I had the rest of my metal fillings removed last year and experienced strong signs of mercury toxicity for a few months afterwards. I'm following the Klinghardt Protocol and am using chlorella and cilantro oil. I know that iodine and boron will help me there as well.
It is the chloride that removes the bromide.
I have my mom doing potassium chloride because her inhalers push out all of her potassium and the salt gives her leg cramps at night.
Just be careful with potassium chloride because it can lower blood pressure too much if overdosed.
I guess that is why Drs prescribe beta blockers for hypertension because these are potassium "sparing" and they wouldn't want to just give them potassium when they don't make the money when we get well.