Thank your for your reply. I am currently taking the prescribed herbs to help get rid of the pathogens that I have. I have a question though, could these metobolic problems manifest themselves as musculoskeletal imbalances and neurological problems? I have pains in my knees and my back/pelvis/hips are skewed a bit. I have been to many physical therapists but to no avail. Also, since I am having malabsorption issues, my body will not absorb magnesium properly or any other vitamin and mineral for that matter.