loess said:I just received some in the mail. The carrot is not doing me any good right now; since my digestion is so slow it doesn't get eliminated in a timely manner, I think I am just re-absorbing the endotoxins and estrogen and whatever else it binds.
loess said:I did 1.5 tbsp of charcoal and 1.5 tbsp of cascara yesterday at 12:30pm. Usually I know the carrot is working because it tends to clear up anxiety for me almost immediately, like within an hour of eating it. I'm guessing that's because it is binding up or reducing endotoxin and serotonin. The charcoal gave me that same good feeling, but no bowel movement yet, still playing the waiting game after almost 24 hours. I drank more cascara tea this morning so we'll see what happens. Doesn't seem to make a difference whether I ingest the powder itself or just the hot water steeped in the powder. Maybe I just need to significantly up the dose. I didn't feel like eating anything yesterday so I've really gotta take in some sugar+protein+fat today...if the charcoal is gonna bind or destroy those nutrients before it comes out, oh well.
I don't think my gastroparesis and sluggish digestion is going to clear up without the help of thyroid so I am probably going to start on some NDT soon. Maybe get some blood tests first to see where my T3 and T4 are at.
Charlie said:Cascara + carrot salad and alternating the salad with charcoal every 3 or 4 days = endotoxin/estrogen death blow. A truly wonderful experience all around. :)
The way I see it charcoal has "soaking up" properties. Carrot has "soaking up" and also antibacterial/antimicrobial properties.iLoveSugar said:Is charcoal likely more effective than the carrot salad?
I think this comes down to finding a good source just like with anything else. :2centsjyb said:Isn't there a RP quote about the impurities in those commercial charcoal supplements?
I agree carrot seems the better option and that's why I use it for the brunt of my "protocol" as opposed to charcoal.In theory it does seem useful, I remember some Russian study on rat I think where it increased lifespan, but if there are concerns about impurities, why not just carrot (and cascara if you have transit problem)?
It truly is.loess said:It's fun to observe this stuff and ponder all of the cool pathways and chain reactions going on.
Being able to evacuate the bowels effectively makes a massive difference on how I feel. It's quite incredible and I think this is another huge piece of the puzzle that should not be overlooked. If I need to take cascara for a while until I can get to that place where I wont need it, so be it. Because I am going to be so much better off metabolically during the times of taking that cascara when I needed it, then not taking it and trying to "tough it out". Taking it when you need it should actually help you get to the place much faster of not needing it.The cascara finally kicked in this afternoon, boy do I feel better. I think in the end I just need to be more patient with it. It seems that anything I ingest just takes longer than "normal" (whatever that means) to make it's way through.
Charlie said:Being able to evacuate the bowels effectively makes a massive difference on how I feel. It's quite incredible and I think this is another huge piece of the puzzle that should not be overlooked. If I need to take cascara for a while until I can get to that place where I wont need it, so be it. Because I am going to be so much better off metabolically during the times of taking that cascara when I needed it, then not taking it and trying to "tough it out". Taking it when you need it should actually help you get to the place much faster of not needing it.
|Timing of antibiotics and activated charcoal to avoid endotoxin absorbtion||Ask For Help or Advice||0|
|Penicillin VK and Activated Charcoal TOGETHER?||Supplements, Pharmaceutical Drugs||7|
|N||Activated Charcoal Makes Me Feel Amazing (mentally)||Testimonials||16|
|V||Digestión Issues. Activated Charcoal Despite Constipation?||Digestion||11|
|U||Activated Charcoal Stopped Bowel Movements. Completely||Digestion||23|
|Activated Charcoal Powder Messes Up Gut Microbiome?||Activated Charcoal||8|
|Does Activated Charcoal Actually Whiten Teeth?||Oral Health||2|
|T||What Is The Best Method For Combining Coconut Oil And Activated Charcoal?||Ask For Help or Advice||23|
|W||Does Activated Charcoal Change The PH Of The Stomach/digestive Tract?||Activated Charcoal||12|
|Activated Charcoal Increases Serotonin||Ask For Help or Advice||32|
|Daily Use Of Activated Charcoal — Who Else?||Activated Charcoal||22|
|W||Zeolite And Bentonite Capsules An Alternative To Activated Charcoal?||Activated Charcoal||17|
|Activated Charcoal Should Be Used With Caution||Activated Charcoal||37|
|Activated Charcoal Every Day||Experiments||0|
|M||Is It Normal That Granular Activated Charcoal Forms A Finely Dispersed Suspension?||Activated Charcoal||5|
|Should I Take Activated Charcoal With Minocycline||Supplements, Pharmaceutical Drugs||9|
|Looking For Activated Charcoal (Canada)||Ask For Help or Advice||3|
|Activated Charcoal Now Available!||Health Natura||28|
|F||Cascara Sagrada And Activated Charcoal - When To Use Which / How To Combine?||Supplements, Pharmaceutical Drugs||9|
|Activated Charcoal - vote for your choice of purity by Oct. 14th||Health Natura||26|
|Activated Charcoal caps||Activated Charcoal||11|
|C||What do you guys think about taking activated charcoal everyday?||Supplements||1|
|S||Granular Activated Charcoal To Solve Persorption||Activated Charcoal||1|
|C||How much activated charcoal should one take?||Supplements, Pharmaceutical Drugs||2|
|M||Is it possible to be allergic to activated charcoal?||Messtafarian||6|
|J||Beets Vs Raw Carrot Or Activated Charcoal||Vegetables, Grains, Legumes, Fiber||18|
|Activated Charcoal lowers temps||Activated Charcoal||3|
|F||How To Make Your Own Activated Charcoal||Supplements||8|
|J||Activated Charcoal Supplementation - Brand?||Activated Charcoal||4|
|Activated Charcoal||Activated Charcoal||4|
|P||Aloe aborescentis extractum + activated charcoal||Supplements||2|
|Activated Charcoal Experience||Activated Charcoal||15|
|J||Activated Charcoal Powder: Suggested use||Activated Charcoal||10|
|S||Activated carbon cookware safe?||Ask For Help or Advice||0|
|K||Hair Stem Cells Activated Through The Eyes Processing Light?||Hair & Nails||5|
|Bile Acid Isolate Reduces FFA, Activated BAT, And Induced Ucoupling||Metabolism||5|
|Antihistamine And Activated Charchoal||Insomnia, Sleep Issues||8|
|Has Anyone Used Activated Vitamin B-1, Diphosphate ?||Supplements||1|
|P||Regulation Of The Energy Sensor AMP-activated Protein Kinase In The Kidney By Dietary Salt Intake An||Articles & Scientific Studies||2|
|P||Maintenance Of Red Blood Cell Integrity By AMP-activated Protein Kinase α1 Catalytic Subunit||Articles & Scientific Studies||2|
|J||Would It Be Effective To Mix Aspirin Tablet With Charcoal For A Intestinal Disinfectant?||Supplements, Pharmaceutical Drugs||3|
|Is Teeth Whitening Charcoal Stuff Good For Consumption?||Supplements, Pharmaceutical Drugs||5|
|C||Charcoal Dose?||Supplements, Pharmaceutical Drugs||8|
|Charcoal Significantly Calms My Mind. Anybody Else?||Activated Charcoal||26|
|D||When To Take Charcoal?||Supplements, Pharmaceutical Drugs||0|
|D||Charcoal While On Benzos||Pharmaceutical Drugs||1|
|Charcoal Soap - For Deep Cleansing||Life Giving Store||7|
|IV Charcoal Cures Infections||Activated Charcoal||23|
|W||Possible Concerns Over Charcoal||Activated Charcoal||10|