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Henoch-Schonlein Purpura HSP
Above is a little about it. I just barely came down with this (have had symptoms the last two days) and I'm scared! It looks like it could be serious especially for the kidneys. I am 28 yrs old so still young. I am not sure what could of caused this although lately I have been taking these supplements: liquimins mineral drops, evening primrose oil, ginseng, chrondite/msm, oregano oil, st.johns wort, gotu kola..could any of those be harmful? I am especially skeptical about the minerals..
Just so you know I am about 50% raw and not completley vegan as I have eggs once and awhile although for the last month I've been vegan, but I wanted to put that out there so others know that it wasn't caused by a raw or vegan diet.
Anyone suffer from this? I need help! What are some good herbs/foods/supplements for the kidneys. I am drinking tons of water. Thanks!
09-06-2008, 11:56 AM
At this time, you might want to consider a juice fast and then segue into a water fast. You'd be amazed at how much healing your body will do if simply given the opportunity to use it's resources to attack disease and fat rather than digesting food. The human body is smarter than any supercomputer and it knows how to heal itself.
You may also wish to visit the water fasting board at CureZone. http://www.curezone.com/forums/f.asp?f=335
09-06-2008, 12:15 PM
I agree with Raine. A juice and/or water fast is much better than any amount of supplements. They can be overdone just the same as pharmaceuticals. Food is the only "help" your body needs to heal itself, and juices enable your body to get the nutrition without expending energy on the digestive process. I no longer put much store into any "diagnosis" an MD comes up with. I use blood tests and such to tell me how well my body is doing. That's it. Try the fast.:)
Thanks you two. I am really concerned. My immune system seems to be at an all time low and I'm not sure exactly why. I wonder if it is excessive mold in my surroundings..or that I haven't worked out for about 8 months now and have been extremely sedentary. I can't wait to start the gym again on Monday!!!! I am skinny but I know excercise is so extremely important for the body. I feel really lazy and unhealthy right now.
Anyway I was getting headaches the last few weeks. I thought it might be from barley grass..IDK. Then I started these certain minerals and boom that's when I got the HPS. I don't know if there is a correlation. I am going to stop taking them right away.
I think I will go on a smoothie fast too..start slow and then maybe do a pure juice/water one. I don't want to lose weight. THANKS for the help both of you! and also thanks for the link.
Any other advice is definitely welcome too.
09-07-2008, 02:57 PM
Is this diagnosed by a doctor/MD ? Maby it is detox ?
You are talking a lot of supplements, have you asked in the healthfood shop or a naturapath if it is a good combination ?
I would recomend just the barleygrass and like the rest here a green juice/smoothy fast. Simplicity is offen better than bombarding you system with a lof of stuff. Many of the supplements you are taking are detoxing, witch is good, but you dont want to do to much. The result is to much detox than you body can handle and you will end up feeling bad. Slow detox is better then your body get the time to clean out and you will feel good :-) Barleygrass and raw foods will help your body take up nutriens and heal.
Exercise will ofcourse always be good ;-)
A way to build up a good immunesystem is; fresh air, exercise, sun and light, good water, a realitively stress free lifestyle, healthy foods a.s.o.
I hope you feel better soon :)
Thank you Shanti for your comments.
This is definitely HPS and not detox. I wish it were detox instead though!! It is actually a very rare disease mostly found in children. It frequently results from a respiratory illness that just won't go away. About 2months ago we had fifth disease. My daughter got it from a school camp and our enviornment, lifestyle and diet were not that pure at the time, making the illness last and turn into HPS. It is more severe in adults than children..that is why I am scared..i'm trying not to be though. I'm trying to have faith in my body to heal (and my daughters as she has it too)
I do have a tendency to overdo it on supplements but look at the average multi vitamin or green powder and you will see a huge combination of herbs/supplements etc. all taken together. Is that harmful?
I am coming to the realization that the things you mentioned (excercise, sunlight, fresh air, healthy foods etc.) really are crucial for health. I mean it's an obvious but I've come to think of myself as invincible. I've been so healthy in life so far therefore I start to think that I can do anything, eat anything etc. and still be healthy and feel good, but getting older I"m seeing that is not the case. I need to actively take those steps to keep myself healthy.
Thank you again, I appreciate your words.
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