I know Hv will post some wonderful advice and help for you, but I wanted to chime in for a bit. Anything I read that people say helps with sleep, I always check it out. Wow, I was very surprised when I found the ingredients for that Standard Processes’ Orchex. I have never heard of it. I got this info from Total Health Vitamins dot net.
Proprietary Blend: 470 MG
Bovine liver, bovine orchic Cytosol extract, calcium lactate, manganese lactate, porcine stomach, bovine spleen, ovine spleen, soy (bean), defatted wheat (germ), magnesium citrate, porcine brain, and ascorbic acid.
Is this what you're taking?? Oh my goodness ... sounds like a witch's brew! porcine brain & stomach? I don't even know what a porcine is! HA. Lots of cow parts. One site said "Orchex is a Cytosol™ extract taken from the bovine TESTIS , a male reproductive gland. The combination of mineral complexes, orchic Cytosol™ extract, and other nutrients found in Orchex work together as a potent calmative to establish balanced function of the central nervous system."
How this affects and calms the nervous system I have no clue, but I'm sure Hv does. I'm always open to new sleep supplements, but I'm not sure I could swallow this one myself. You're a brave soul! Wow, learn something new every day! Especially on this forum!
Hang in there, Hv to the rescue!
Is this what you're taking?? Oh my goodness ... sounds like a witch's brew! porcine brain & stomach? I don't even know what a porcine is!
How this affects and calms the nervous system I have no clue, but I'm sure Hv does.
It has to be the calcium and magnesium.
Allergies stem from adrenal dysfunction, so yes your adrenals are shot.
Trying to kill the Candida does not work. If the terrain is conducive to Candida growth the Candida will simply rebound. The trick to successfully treating Candida is to get the immune system back in charge and to create an inhospitable terrain for the Candida, which means an acidic environment in the areas the Candida normally resides.
Not sure why the Orchex is helping you to sleep. It is primarily bull testicle extract. It could be the calcium and magnesium in the product helping you to sleep.
Chronic fatigue is most often caused from adrenal dysfunction, but has many other causes as well.
Depression also has a long list of possible causes including deficiencies of any neurotransmitter, low thyroid or adrenals, low prostaglandins, high prolactin, etc.
Anxiety is most often caused from lactate buildup. Although it can also be caused from high epinephrine, low acetylcholine.
Brain fog is most commonly caused from thyroid dysfunction.
You are on the right track with the bitters and kefir. Although I would up the intake of kefir.
For the anxiety I recommend ashwagandha and nettle leaf, which both also support the adrenals and thyroid.
Schisandra berry and jiaogulan would also be good choices for the adrenal dysfunction.
And I highly recommend the TMG, which will help with neurotransmitter production and digestion.
Brain fog would definitely be my biggest complaint. I can't think straight for the life of me. It's like my mind is totally slowed and dulled yet I have racing thoughts.
I thought it was the adrenals, heavy metals, parasites or something of that nature. If it is the Thyroid what course of action would you recommend, especially someone with Adrenal dysfunction? If I go see the Thyroid ND in town I know they are going to put me on Armour meds or something like that.
Hi Hveragerthi, I just ordered a pound of Nettle Leaf powder. I really like the powders also. I will order Ashwagandha powder and Black Walnut Hull powder after I get paid this week. Would 1/2 a teaspoon of the Nettle Leaf 3 times a day be ok until I get the others?
Yes, no problem. Nettle is very nutritious and supports a lot of things in the body. The higher dose is not going to hurt anything.
hey hve see when you say take these powders 20 mins before meals when do i take the bitters then?
Bitters can be taken at any time, before or with meals. We are not worried about absorption of the herbs in the bitters. Only that they stimulate the vagus nerve.
All in all I have no idea what the hell is doing this for me. Could be those mega vitamins, could be increasing my stomach acid, could be the liver cleansing, could be the kidney cleansing, could be the silica.
Keep in mind that raising your stomach acid lets you absorb those B vitamins and silica better. And these help the kidneys and adrenals. And many B vitamins need sufficient acid to be absorbed, and the B vitamins are needed by the liver to help it detox.
I have spider veins on my face [lovely I know] that have not yet diminished. I also have weird pinhead red bumps on my body. I read somewhere that was from liver issues? OY.
The spider veins (nevus) on the face is from high estrogen levels. This can indicate liver problems as a normally functioning liver breaks down excess estrogen.
Hi, I forgot to ask. How much Nettle Leaf and TMG do you recommend on a daily basis?
Recommended nettle and ashwagandha levels answered in last post.
As for TMG I recommend one 500mg capsule 3 times daily. It can be taken with or before meals.