I have been using natural medicines to treat and enhance my health for over 20 years. My mother used natural medicines as well. I believe the body heals itself, so my aim is to encourage it through the aid of natural substances. My favorite reference book is "Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine" by Dr. Michael Murray ND.
Posted by KentuckyWildcat on September 3 2009 | Verified Purchase
Experiment with the dosage to find what works best for you. For me it's 1/4 tsp in morning, 1/2 tsp at night. The larger amount at night helps me sleep. May, 2011 - I am updating my review to note that, for some women, the progesterone builds up in the fat tissue and then is released over time. This leads to having an excess of progesterone, which has side effects of headache, strong tension in body, high BP, bad insomnia, anxiety, because the excess progesterone competes with cortisol for receptors so the body compensates by producing more and more cortisol. So rather than feeling mellowed out like I did the first several months of usage, I ended up feeling very stressed and wired. I am off the cream now and hoping my hormones will stabilize.
Posted by KentuckyWildcat on January 31 2011 | Verified Purchase
Taken as directed (one teaspoon a half-hour before meals), this Manuka honey completely knocked out GI Candida within 2 days! I am very impressed. It tastes great in tea, but does not have the same effect as when taken before meals. Apparently it can also be used topically to treat or prevent infection, and is used overseas in hospitals to prevent infection of surgical wounds.
Posted by KentuckyWildcat on June 5 2012 | Verified Purchase
Natural iodine from seaweeds is different from the typical iodide salts found in supplements. According to Dr. Murray ND, natural iodine is the only type useful for breast health because breast cells lack the enzyme necessary to convert inorganic iodides into iodine. Iodine can help with fibrocystic breasts and cyclic mastalgia (cyclic breast pain). Since taking one kelp capsule a day my cyclic breast pain has disappeared.
Posted by KentuckyWildcat on November 17 2010 | Verified Purchase
Was taking iron for anemia and developed symptoms of intestinal yeast infection. Researched and found out that the yeasty beasties feed on the iron, leaving little or none for your body. Lactoferrin binds with the iron, making it unavailable to the yeast, and then transports it into your cells where you want it. Thank you, iHerb, for providing this product with great service and at a very reasonable price.
Posted by KentuckyWildcat on November 16 2010 | Verified Purchase
I was experiencing bloating and indigestion due to yeast overgrowth (from taking iron supplements - iron feeds yeast). I started taking Candex, and within 24 hrs the bloating had subsided 75%. Within 48 hrs, the bloating was gone completely. I am alternating taking the capsules whole with opening them up into a glass of water. I feel more of a difference when I open them up, like it's more potent or something. A week or so after starting Candex, I added Candida Clear and Oregano Oil, and the combination has really worked. Three weeks later, as I write this review, the yeast problem is gone and I have stopped the Candida Clear and Oregano Oil. I will finish the bottle of Candex, and will not hesitate to reorder again if this problem recurs. Thanks, iHerb, for carrying this product and for your superb service, and thanks to all you other reviewers for helping me with your reviews and health tips!
Posted by KentuckyWildcat on February 12 2013 | Verified Purchase
I take these to assist my body with bone and teeth health. I previously had a tooth that hurt when I bit down on it (probably a crack in it); after a week on Super K, the tooth stopped hurting and hasn't hurt since.
Posted by KentuckyWildcat on July 6 2010 | Verified Purchase
On the advice of an Ayurvedic physician I took these to "purify" my blood. The first thing I noticed was that my urine took on a rusty color. I thought that this was due to impurities being excreted. After two months of taking Hemocare, I developed SEVERE anemia (very low body temp, tremendous fatigue, insomnia, depression). At that point I stopped the Hemocare, and it dawned on me that the rusty color of my urine was probably iron from red blood cells. So this product definitely works, but pay attention to your body and do not take it for too long, and maybe take an iron supplement along with it (Natural Factors Ultimate Iron is a good one).
Posted by KentuckyWildcat on February 7 2012 | Verified Purchase
Seriphos seems to protect the brain from high levels of cortisol due to anxiety and stress. However, this form does not have the other phospholipids. To get those naturally, you can take an inositol supplement (inositol helps your body build those phospholipids needed for neurotransmitter health). This combo of Seriphos and inositol has been a lifesaver to me, allowing me to say goodbye to depression and anxiety during a very stressful time in my life.
Posted by KentuckyWildcat on September 26 2011 | Verified Purchase
I switched to Source Naturals DIM from Olympian Labs DIM. My urine turned orange, my blood sugar rose, and previous symptoms of estrogen dominance returned. I immediately went back to Olympian Labs and all symptoms disappeared again. Of course, everyone is different, and I'm sure SN is a good company, but it just didn't work for me.
Posted by KentuckyWildcat on August 30 2011 | Verified Purchase
Since going into perimenopause I've been having PMS symptoms three weeks out of the month: weight gain, breast tenderness, insomnia, weeping. I realized these are all related to estrogen dominance. I started taking the Calcium D-Glucarate 3x/day, along with DIM. I am also taking liver detox supplements like choline, methionine, and inositol. My symptoms have disappeared.