We aren’t out of the woods yet, fighting this infection requires a lot of attention and serious dedication but we’re making progress. This is an update to this article I wrote one month ago when I reached out to a bunch of virtual strangers for help—I only wish I would’ve written that thing two years ago.
Having seeked professional medical treatment from some of the finest facilities in California, two of them being UCLA and Stanford prior to leaving the US and, after nearly two years of misdiagnosis, wasted time and energy, we believe we’re finally making progress—thanks to you guys. @puravidaville complained of various pains and discomforts for a long time leading up to and upon our leaving the states. She’s been diagnosed pre-diabetic and having leaky gut syndrome, amongst a few other things but it wasn’t until I could visibly see something I finally gave it all of my attention. I try not to beat myself up about it but having heard multiple “doctors” tell her she’s ok while hearing her complain of the same symptoms at home, I was beginning to wonder if it was all in her mind. Then the “hives” made themselves visible and I finally heard her repeat what she’s been saying the whole time, “they’re wrong!” Come to find out those “hives” are actually a form of psoriasis her bodies natural immune system initiates to fight the infection they diagnosed as “leaky gut.”
There’s a lot of people to thank for the attention and concern we received on that article—your response and continued concern is humbling. We received 11 resteems and over 150 comments and suggestions, please understand how thankful
I am we are for each of you—thank you! Rather than attempting to name everyone, just know it’s you I’m updating right now—your support was humbling. @scorer and @idig turned us onto some mind over matter stuff that I would’ve otherwise paid no attention to but has since been beneficial—thanks, guys! A lot of you recommended various eating habits to consider as well as a huge majority of you recommended we stop traveling for a minute and just let her rest. ‘Check, check.’ :echo: “Thank you (yes, you)!”
She’s now practicing an 80/20 keto diet and we haven’t hopped on one train or bus since we got to Rome. We’ve cancelled our traveling for now and going back to the UK, we’ll be there in less than a week, where she can receive medical attention, however, this time we’re armed with #information.
@jaguar.force has been so supportive and informative during this process, we can’t thank him enough, he and I are in communication practically every day. Like I said in the opening sentence, we aren’t out of the woods yet, and I’m greatly looking forward to releasing an article that says “she’s all healed up!” But we’re not there yet. But thanks to the effortless nature of that dude who relies on image scanning as a resource, way down in Argentina, whom we’ve never met, has shown more concern for Pura in the past four weeks than any trained medical professional has shown her in over two years, we believe we’re making progress. The earnings from this article name @jaguar.force as the beneficiary so, on behalf of him, both Pura and myself, don’t hesitate to adjust your upvote strength to 100%—thank you.
What we know so far.
“Leaky gut” or, IBS symptoms in general, have an increased profit margin from $610 million in 2010 to an estimated $2.7 billion in 2020 increasing, on average, 10% per year in an effort to reach a profit margin totalling $3.3 billion by 2026—more than cancer research. We know that 11 major pharmaceutical companies profited $85 billion in sales last year. We know that diagnostic errors in the US contribute to 10% of patient fatalities and 17% of adverse events in hospitals. We know that 1 in 3 of the top misdiagnosis in the US is Thyroid Disease. We know @puravidaville has been misdiagnosed for the past two years.
Until we get back to the UK and have her blood and biome tested, we can’t be certain, but here’s what we’re addressing. Entamoeba histolytica, in the simplest of terms, is a parasitic infection that attacks the ‘good’ bacteria in your gut and essentially renders it unconscious until eventually taking over your entire digestive system before progressing to your internal organs. It isn’t something that happens overnight, such as borders, increased taxes, inflation, etc. These things take time and have to occur gradually otherwise we’ll pay close attention at the introduction and stop it before it gets out of control. There’s numerous ways this infection can generate and, although this is speculation, we’ve since linked it to a food poisoning she and I both were recipients of approximately two years ago—apparently my body’s natural defense system put up a better fight.
What happens is, the infection disarms the good bacteria in your body and bores itself through mucus in the stomach and intestines until eventually taking over all of your vital organs destroying necessary blood cells and tissues along the way. Discomfort, digestive issues, internal pain, dry mouth, nausea after eating, headaches, foggy memory, trouble concentrating, “hives” (psoriasis) are just some of the symptoms directly linked to entomoeba hystolytica (e. hystolytica).
Plan of attack.
Resveratrol is a supplement that’s naturally produced by various plants such as raspberries, blueberries, and grapes, and is proven to attack specific pathogens such as bad bacteria and unwanted fungi.
Galangal is proven to promote digestive issues regardless of their origin while also alleviating respiratory disease and various stomach complications. Galangal is a type of plant similar to ginger and is commonly found in Thai and Vietnamese cuisine but can also be purchased as a supplement.
Liquid probiotic are live organisms consumed orally to repair an otherwise infected gut flora. When an infection has damaged the existing gut flora, probiotics have proven to be productive. They also reduce gastrointestinal discomfort and help assist the body’s natural digestive system.
Fish oil Omega-3 is a supplement someone who doesn’t consume meat can use to replace the fatty acids in the stomach that are potentially damaged by infection and are also known to reduce inflammation in the body.
Also, green tea extract in someone such as Pura, who’s blood pressure was running consistently low around 46, has proven to not only enhance mental alertness but also increase blood pressure due to its caffeine content. When battling a potential infection that aggressively attacks blood sugar levels, green tea has been clinically proven to stabelize those levels. Her blood pressure has since risen to and maintained normal levels.
Each of the five above supplements can be acquired at the majority of your health food stores as well as sold over the counter at your typical neighborhood pharmacy. In combination with eachother, they can first disorientate the infection essentially causing it to forget what it’s doing. Once it’s disoriented, the other supplements do things such as remove it and repair the damage it has caused over time—it’s a long process.
The psoriasis is still reoccurring but what once appeared every other day has since appeared every three days to currently—3n1/2 days. Although it’s extremely uncomfortable for her when it begins, they subside about an hour after she takes an antihistamine.
At this point, along with the needed blood and biome testing, we’re still missing akkermansia—a bacteria that eats gastric mucin exclusively, resulting in the repair of damaged intestinal walls. Lubiprostone or, in non-generic form, Amitiza, both of which are “no longer available in Italy,” are pharmaceutical grade medications that, when consumed, boost gastric mucin providing the akkermansia something to eat which, in this case, means repair. We’re confident we can achieve each of these things once we get back to the UK next week.
That’s the extent of our current prognosis and the steps we’re taking to battle what we believe is a bad infection that began many months ago. I’ve been meaning to update you on Pura’s condition but as you’ve just read, we’ve been attempting various forms of treatment and it has taken awhile to reach this point. I’ll keep you updated as we continue to fight this thing and thank you all for your prayers and concerns—the attention we’ve received and continue to receive has been amazing compared to that of trained medical professionals. I hope this update finds you in good health, happy new year! It’s the last day of 2019 out there (tic.. toc.. tic.. toc..)—make it count!