You’ve Been Diagnosed with Endometriosis – Now What? Endometriosis in Real Terms


So You’ve Been Diagnosed with Endometriosis, Now What? Endometriosis in Real Terms.

Chloe Hodder

Founder, Green Body Mojo

Being diagnosed with endometriosis is a mixed bag. On one hand, you feel relieved to have confirmation that the pain you have been experiencing is not “just period pain”, as you were probably told
for the first 5 years of visiting your GP, nor is it
something
more malignant.

Yet, receiving a diagnosis is deeply personal and can become ingrained into our identity. While endometriosis is part of your story,
it needn’t define you as a person. The aim of this post is to step outside of the diagnosis and start looking at endometriosis from a physiological sense, rather than as an experience outside of your control. This way endometriosis can become
a whole lot more manageable.

Look at the word “disease”. Take a minute to really look at it.

What do you see?

‘Dis-ease’

Since ‘dis’ is the latin prefix for a negative or reversing force, disease is a neater way of saying ‘lack of ease’.

…Meaning disruption to body’s natural flow (of blood, nerve and lymph). 

As in nature, as in the body. There is a root, a reason and conditions that cultivate the current climate.

 

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Climate

Chronic pain, chronic fatigue, endometriosis…

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Conditions

A set of conditions cultivate our current climate.

While research into endometriosis is in its infancy, we know imbalances within the body disrupt ‘ease of flow’.

 

Think of the guy at the gym who only ever seems to smash out bicep curls. His biceps get bigger, sure, but overtime his shoulders draw in, destroying his posture and resulting in back problems.

Internal imbalances within the body put extra pressure on the liver and digestive system, leading to a backlog of excess hormones and toxins.

This results in a host of symptoms presenting, such as pain and fatigue. 

Yet symptoms are signals that something is wrong (so don’t shoot the messenger 😉

When you’re laying on the bathroom floor in a fetal position feeling like you’re going to throw up, pass out and implode, all at once, from the undescribably agonising pain, can it seem like the problem? Of course. I’ve been there too.

…But listen to these symptoms and they will give you clues to solving the true problem…

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Reaction

What is my body reacting to?

When the main line of defence fails (the immune system), a chain reaction can set off a series of presenting symptoms.

The human body is remarkable in its ability to cope, so it’s reacting to current conditions for a reason.

 

Our job is to identify what our body is negatively reacting to.

I healed chronic fatigue fully and got my endometriosis under control using natural methods (no conventional painkillers or medication required) by getting strategic and viewing them as a puzzle to solve. 

Getting strategic puts you in an objective frame of mind, which I find helps to remove some of the emotional charge. 

More than anything though, getting strategic makes you pro-active. Can you heal chronic fatigue? I believe so. Can you heal endometriosis fully? That is yet to be seen. …But can you make it a whole lot more manageable so that it doesn’t dictate your life? I certainly have. 

My Results

In my early twenties, I barely had the energy to get up out of bed. Often, I would lay there for hours, willing myself to move. I dropped out of college. I couldn’t hack a job. I spent two years barely leaving my room, let alone the house.

When I walked I often had blurred vision and was dizzy, frequently passing out and finding myself on the floor. My muscles and joints ached constantly. Sleepiness would wash over my like a drug and I would be unable to stay awake. I had multiple food intollerances, brain fog and my hands were weak and would shake. 

…My GP told me I had chronic fatigue and, well, that was that. Please close the door on your way out.

So what I did was buy a laptop. I spent those two years feverishly researching holistic health.

I was able to resolve every single one of my symptoms and heal chronic fatigue fully, plus, get my endometriosis under control. 

In a nutshell, these were my results…

 

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Root cause

At the root cause is a catalyst:
weakened state + event

Research is yet to determine the root cause of endometriosis, but what we do know if this: 

Inflammation is at the root
of all ‘dis-ease’.

At the time, I didn’t know I had endometriosis. While I had been to the doctors numerous times for my extreme period pain, I was told my options where either painkillers or synthethic hormones (The Pill) which would stop my cycle completely.

I had seen research on the dangers associated with the use of longterm use of NSAIDS and while stopping my period completely would be so very convenient, I didn’t want to mess with my hormones. Every drug has a side effect, and masking the the signal rather than treating the cause just didn’t sit right with me.

When I was finally diagnosed with endometriosis via a laparoscopy (10 years in the making), my convential options now expanded to include surgery.

Surgery would be intensive, and as the results don’t last and can cause scarring (more pain), that was out too.

What can you do when conventional 
medicine doesn’t have a good solution?

We can get back to basics by gaining an understanding of our own physiology.

So let’s go back to the start.

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Foundations

We must give ourselves all of the raw materials required to build a strong body, repair and rejuvenate at a cellular level, detox efficively and maintain good health.

Are the foundations in place?

At the time, I didn’t know I had endometriosis. While I had been to the doctors numerous times for my extreme period pain, I was told my options where either painkillers or synthethic hormones (The Pill) which would stop my cycle completely.

I had seen research on the dangers associated with the use of longterm use of NSAIDS and while stopping my period completely would be so very convenient, I didn’t want to mess with my hormones. Every drug has a side effect, and masking the the signal rather than treating the cause just didn’t sit right with me.

When I was finally diagnosed with endometriosis via a laparoscopy (10 years in the making), my convential options now expanded to include surgery.

Surgery would be intensive, and as the results don’t last and can cause scarring (more pain), that was out too.

What can you do when conventional 
medicine doesn’t have a good solution?

Get back to basics by gaining an understanding of your own physiology.

So let’s go back to the start.

What we know is this: Chronic inflammation is at the root
of all dis-ease.

…And something can be done about the inflammation. 

  1. We can reduce inflammation through nutrition, movement, relaxation and re-balancing the body.

     

  2. We can work on ‘ease of flow’ by improving circulation, nerve movement and lympathic drainage.
  3. We can support the liver so that it can process excess hormones and cleanse the body more effectively. 

…Remove the fuel source, cool the heat and starve the fire of the oxidising agent it requires to burn.

The more we make endometriosis tangible, the more we begin to see what can be done about it. 

This takes use from somewhat of a powerless state (“this is happening to me and there’s nothing I can do about it”) to an empowered one (“I can do something about this”).

Empowered: your source of power – energy, drive, sense of self and purpose – is self fulfilled.

This is the crux.

You cannot change anything from a powerless state. Life will happen to you. You will feel uncertain, unsettled and be consistently looking for a source of power – outside of yourself.

For introverts, this could be excessive sleeping, increasing levels of isolation and escapism (this was me).

For extroverts, this could be an attachment and reliance on other people’s energy.

For either, the use of ‘pick-me-up’ substances like caffiene, alcohol or worse.

This is extreme case scenario.

 

Change your baseline, change your life.

 

For many with chronic conditions, energy is spent on maintaining a baseline. 

It used to take all of my energy to get through a boring day.

…And your life is dictated by pain and fatigue. 

I got fed up of writing off a week of my life, every month. I know for some, you’re in pain every single day. 

If your baseline ‘normal’ means being fatigued and in pain, and you don’t know what to do about it, it’s time to take the reins and get this under control.

Are you in? 

…Because unbridled pain wreaks havoc if unchecked.

I made the decision that pain and fatigue was not an acceptable part of my life, and got to work estabilishing a new baseline.

If you haven’t already, make that decision.

(The latin root of “desicion” means ‘to cut off from’. Nerd-fun.)

A decision is not a maybe, a perhaps or a hopefully. A decision is moment that changes the course of your life.

…Imagine you’re sailing. A bearing that is just one degree out, will, over time, leave you miles away from where you intended and expected to be.

Endometriosis may not be a life-threatening condition, but chronic inflammation can leave you more vunerable to other health complaints.

So while research is being carried out on endometriosis, and that will be fascinating I’m sure, there’s no reason to wait-and-see.

Will making the decision that pain and fatigue is not acceptable magically make it go away? No.

But you will.

By being in empowered state you will make the necessary changes to reduce inflammation, relieving pain and fatigue.

I’m currently mapping out exactly what I had success with, in hopes that it will provide you will a shortcut to getting your mojo back. This includes my natural remedies toolkit that helped reduce my pain to minimal-none.

At the time, I didn’t know I had endometriosis. While I had been to the doctors numerous times for my extreme period pain, I was told my options where either painkillers or synthethic hormones (The Pill) which would stop my cycle completely.

I had seen research on the dangers associated with the use of longterm use of NSAIDS and while stopping my period completely would be so very convenient, I didn’t want to mess with my hormones. Every drug has a side effect, and masking the the signal rather than treating the cause just didn’t sit right with me.

When I was finally diagnosed with endometriosis via a laparoscopy (10 years in the making), my convential options now expanded to include surgery.

The surgery would be intensive (painful), and as the results don’t last and can cause scarring (more pain), that was out too.

 

What can you do when conventional 
medicine doesn’t have a good solution?

Get back to basics by gaining an understanding of your own physiology.

So let’s start at the start.

What we know is this: Chronic inflammation is at the root
of all dis-ease.

…And something can be done about the inflammation. 

  1. We can reduce inflammation through nutrition, movement, relaxation and re-balancing the body.

     

  2. We can work on ‘ease of flow’ by improving circulation, nerve movement and lympathic drainage.
  3. We can support the liver so that it can process excess hormones and cleanse the body more effectively. 

…Remove the fuel source, cool the heat and starve the fire of the oxidising agent it requires to burn.

The more we make endometriosis tangible, the more we begin to see what can be done about it. 

This takes use from somewhat of a powerless state (“this is happening to me and there’s nothing I can do about it”) to an empowered one (“I can do something about this”).

Empowered: your source of power – energy, drive, sense of self and purpose – is self fulfilled.

This is the crux.

You cannot change anything from a powerless state. Life will happen to you. You will feel uncertain, unsettled and be consistently looking for a source of power – outside of yourself.

For introverts, this could be excessive sleeping, increasing levels of isolation and escapism (this was me).

For extroverts, this could be an attachment and reliance on other people’s energy.

For either, the use of ‘pick-me-up’ substances like caffiene, alcohol or worse.

This is extreme case scenario.

 

Change your baseline, change your life.

 

For many with chronic conditions, energy is spent on maintaining a baseline. 

It used to take all of my energy to get through a boring day.

…And your life is dictated by pain and fatigue. 

I got fed up of writing off a week of my life, every month. I know for some, you’re in pain every single day. 

If your baseline ‘normal’ means being fatigued and in pain, and you don’t know what to do about it, it’s time to take the reins and get this under control.

Are you in? 

…Because unbridled pain wreaks havoc if unchecked.

I made the decision that pain and fatigue was not an acceptable part of my life, and got to work estabilishing a new baseline.

If you haven’t already, make that decision.

(The latin root of “desicion” means ‘to cut off from’. Nerd-fun.)

A decision is not a maybe, a perhaps or a hopefully. A decision is moment that changes the course of your life.

…Imagine you’re sailing. A bearing that is just one degree out, will, over time, leave you miles away from where you intended and expected to be.

Endometriosis may not be a life-threatening condition, but chronic inflammation can leave you more vunerable to other health complaints.

So while research is being carried out on endometriosis, and that will be fascinating I’m sure, there’s no reason to wait-and-see.

Will making the decision that pain and fatigue is not acceptable magically make it go away? No.

But you will.

By being in empowered state you will make the necessary changes to reduce inflammation, relieving pain and fatigue.

I’m currently mapping out exactly what I had success with, in hopes that it will provide you will a shortcut to getting your mojo back. This includes my natural remedies toolkit that helped reduce my pain to minimal-none.

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you get your mojo back with a natural approach to endometriosis and chronic fatigue.

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21 Uses of Colloidal Silver For You and Other Animals (List)

21 Uses of Colloidal Silver For You and Other Animals (List)

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21 Uses of
Colloidal Silver
[List]

Chloe Hodder

Founder, Green Body Mojo

Antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, antiparasitic,
anti-inflammatory… Here are 21 ways that you can make the most of this natural wonder – for your pets too!

1. As an antibiotic  

Before pharmaceutical antibiotics, silver was a known bactericide for 1200 years. 

So when superbugs are running rampant, you can use colloidal silver (which is a safer and more effective way of utilising silver) as a natural antibiotic – and the great thing about silver is that it leaves the good bacteria intact.

Once you’ve cleansed your body of nasties, it’s a good idea to bolster up the good guys with a pre and probiotic supplement. This will help your body get back on the right footing.

2. For animals too

It’s not just us humans that can benefit from colloidal silver – animals can benefit too.

I gave my chickens colloidal silver when they had a bout of flu and Neil from UK Colloidal Silver started his business after successfully treating his pet sheep. He includes a pamphlet in every order with guidelines on usage for both ourselves and animal treatment.

The silver solution can be given orally or added to water. If added to water use purified or boiled water (which has then been cooled), as chlorine will degrade the ionic silver uptake. 

Colloidal silver works well for topical use:

  • Skin rashes (spray, gel or poultice)
  • Ear and eye infections (drops)
  • Wounds (poultice)

3. As a natural deodorant  

Due to colloidal silver’s powerful antibacterial properties, it performs well as a deodorant.

But this goes beyond simply eliminating body odour.

As breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, proper drainage of the lymphatic system is of utmost importance. Since the breast tissue extends up into the armpits, and the lymph nodes in your armpits filter out abnormalities, armpit care is a serious matter. 

Since the breast tissue extends up into the armpits, and the lymph nodes in your armpits filter out abnormalities, armpit care is a serious matter. 

Drugstore deodorants and antiperspirants* that contain harsh chemicals can clog the pores and overtax the lymphatic system with a constant barrage of toxins. 

*Personally I would never use an antiperspirant because it goes directly against what the body needs to do. 

Those who shave their underarms are likely more at risk from harsh chemicals than those who don’t, as shaving exposes more of the area to these toxins, whereas body hair moves chemicals away from the skin. 

More and more, deodorants and antiperspirants are being linked to breast cancer¹ so take heed!

Instructions: As a deodorant or shaving-soother, simply spray colloidal silver onto the armpit area. Reapply as necessary.

Alternatively, you can use silver gel. Just rub a pea sized amount into your armpit. 

4. As a mouthwash 

If you’re looking for an alternative to drugstore mouthwash, colloidal silver is a strong contender. Again with the antibacterial… Colloidal silver can help ensure you reach the areas where brushing can’t – and without the horrifying chemicals. 

To make the silver go further, you can add a few drops to a cap of natural brand mouthwash such as Jason.

5. To keep cut flowers fresh for twice as long

Colloidal silver helps to extend the longevity of cut flowers (as well as live plants) by preventing the growth of bacteria and fungal infections. 

Try for yourself by simply watering your plants with a diluted colloidal silver solution. 

For more information, you can view the studies at The Silver Edge

6. Pre, during and post travelling abroad

Pre-trip:

With a big trip coming up, the last thing you want is to fall ill. As colloidal silver is a powerful antiviral, you can use it to bolster your immune system. 

During trip:

Keep some handy for touchdown to help remedy the stress of travelling and toll of flying.

You can also use colloidal silver to aid digestion, helpful when introducing foreign foods, or when you have no option but to resort to processed or fast food. 

Post-trip:

To help ensure you get rid of any nasties you may have inadvertently picked up when travelling, you can take a course of colloidal silver after you return home. 

7. On the run up to winter

Sniffles turn into sneezes and before you know it, it’s an all out snot-fest. Yet what garlic is to vampires, colloidal silver is to viruses. You can help ward off other people’s germs by taking colloidal silver on the run up to winter. 

If you’re prone to a winter cough, a nebuliser may be the best application.

8. As a pathogen hunter

Colloidal silver particles are small enough to penetrate on a cellular level, killing all manner of pathogens. 

My chronic fatigue was a result of a virus. Having never fully recovered from it, viral residue wreaked havoc in my body and prevented me from recovering fully. 

So if you feel run down and sluggish after an illness, you may still have some viral residue – even if you used pharmaceutical antibiotics. 

Colloidal Silver was a major turning point for me to wipe the slate clean and get the chance to take a step forward instead of being doggedly sabotaged my attempts to heal and feel better. 

In more extreme cases, colloidal silver has even been injected into the body (tumours etc)

9. For women’s issues 

Colloidal silver can be used internally for a multitude of women’s issues; from HPV which causes CIN grade smears and cervical cancer, to Candida, yeast and bacterial infections. 

The Silver Solution To Women’s Wellness by Gorden Pederson PhD, ND, details step-by-step accounts of how colloidal silver can be used for a variety of issues.

10. Topical use on skin complaints

Whether the issue is bacterial, fungal or viral, colloidal silver has got your back and can work wonders on rashes, acne, psoriasis, pimples and other skin complaints.

As spray applicator is an easy way to apply the liquid solution, or you can use a poultice for more extreme cases. Colloidal silver gel can also be used where appropriate. 

11. For your first aid kit

Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, colloidal silver works well in a first aid kit for cuts, burns, inflamed skin and insect bites.

Gel is easy to apply, otherwise, keep liquid colloidal silver in medical grade amber glass for storage longer term (six months – two years).

12. In a nebuliser

The respiratory system is the first line of defence against airborne pathogens and viruses.

Using a nebuliser is the most direct way to expose these pathogens and viruses to the silver solution and the fastest way for them to reach the bloodstream and get to work. 

With that said, nebilising colloidal silver is experimental, and SilverMedicine.org recommend extreme caution should be taken if a severe lung condition is present and a person is in an extremely weakened state with laboured breathing. AKA Only to be done in hospital under the presence of medical practitioners. 

13. As eye and ear drops

Eye and ear infections may be viral, bacterial or fungal. As some ear infections can be the culmination of multiple classes of bacteria, prescription antibiotics are not always effective.

The author of the bestselling book “The pH Miracle”, Robert O. Young, PhD, states that colloidal silver can work well for both ear and eye problems: 

“Eye or ear problems, including cataracts, glaucoma, redness, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, earaches, soreness or swelling of the ears, eardrum damage, hardness of hearing, and (in rare cases) loss of hearing: Use 1 drop of colloidal silver topically (directly in the eye or ear) 3 times a day”. 

As with any new substance being introduced to the body, it is recommended to proceed with caution and do a tester first (1 drop max) to ensure no intolerance or otherwise. 

14. In a nasal spray or neti pot

Colloidal silver has been used for sinus problems, allergies and asthma. 

A neti pot, which looks something like Aladin’s lamp, has been used in India for thousands of years to cleanse and unblock the sinus passages and relieve inflammation.

For more info on applying colloidal silver using a neti pot, check this article by The Silver Edge.

15. On fungal infections

Not just for athlete’s foot and nail fungus, colloidal silver can fight fungal infections on plants too. A spray applicator works best for leaves, otherwise, water the roots with a dilute solution. 

16. To wash your fruit & veg in

Growing up in the countryside, I’m not one for being overly sterile – but that’s when I know the carrot has been pulled out of the earth, I’ve brushed the soil off and now I’m going to eat it. 

Because of the journey supermarket sourced produce has to undertake, it can be exposed to all manner of pathogens. You can help eradicate these hitchhikers from your produce with a simple wash. 

Also, as many pesticides are water-resistant, simply washing produce in water doesn’t remove all pesticide residue. So this wash works to break down the chemicals and clean it thoroughly: 

  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 1/2 cup of ACV
  • 2 tsp. Himalayan salt (dissolve completely)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup colloidal silver*  

Leave the produce to soak for 5-10 minutes. 

*If you’re really into it, you can make your own colloidal silver. This will be cheaper for washing produce on a regular basis. There is a difference between making really great quality silver and not so great silver, so I’d stick to a trusted manufacturer when ingesting the silver.

17. As a digestive aid

Food fermenting in the stomach and intestines can result in digestive problems such as gas, bloating, indigestion, pain and reflux. Colloidal silver helps to prevent food fermenting, making it an effective digestive aid. 

18. As a home odour eliminator

I don’t have personal experience with this one, though I have seen a number of testimonials reporting that spraying colloidal silver eliminates pet odours and prevents pets from spraying when all else has failed. 

19. Topical use on inflammation, swelling and burns

Remedy inflammation and swelling with colloidal silver – either as a gel, spray or poultice. 

While research is catching up, silver has been used anecdotally for years to reduce swelling and speed up the healing process by boosting cell recovery. 

Silver solutions are even used in hospitals to save the lives of burns victims – as doctors found it wasn’t the burns that were fatal, but succumbing to infection after. Silver has been found to promote rapid healing of infected or destroyed tissue.

20. As a parasite killer

Parasites are prevalent and rob the body of nutrients, leading to ailing health. If you’re doing a parasite cleanse, it may be worth arming yourself with colloidal silver. 

While this is still experimental, there are reports that silver seems to work in preventing parasite eggs from hatching and even killing some mosquito larvae. More research is needed, however, with strong historic use as an antibacterial and antiviral, colloidal silver can help support the body in a number of ways when under strain.

21. Increase longevity of fresh foods

Colloidal silver can be added to smoothies, juices and home-made nut ‘milk’ to stave off spoiling, fermenting and general deterioration.

Summary of use: 

Forms of Colloidal Silver: 

  • Liquid
  • Gel

Ways to apply: 

1. Oral consumption 
2. Spray 
3. Drops 
4. Douche
5. Topical gel 
6. Poultice 

Want to read more about Colloidal Silver?

WHERE I PURCHASE

After successfully treating his pet sheep with Colloidal Silver, Neil started his own production and has been trading in traditional Amber Colloidal Silver for over 17 years.

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

The protocol I use when taking Colloidal Silver.

CASE STUDY

My experience of using Colloidal Silver to recover from Chronic Fatigue.

Calm Inflammation with this Cooling Cucamelon-Kiwi Smoothie (Recipe)

Calm Inflammation with this Cooling Cucamelon-Kiwi Smoothie (Recipe)

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Calm Inflammation with this
Cooling Cucamelon-Kiwi Smoothie
[Recipe]

Chloe Hodder

Founder, Green Body Mojo

This is one of my most favourite smoothie recipes 🍉

Cucamelons are miniature melons that have a zingy, fresh taste and feel cooling for the body.

Native to Mexico and Central America, they are most commonly used in salsa or to make exotic looking salads. Although they originate in a hot climate, they do extremely well in cooler conditions. 
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A Kitchen Garden Keeper
 

Easily planted in a pot or tub, they are prolific growers. Due to the small size of the fruit, you don’t have to wait long for them be ready to eat and can continue to pick them throughout their growing period. 

If you’re into kitchen gardens, they’re well worth a go; not least for their cute and unusual look!
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Cucamelon-Kiwi Combo

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I found that 
cucamelons pair really well with kiwi. Rich in Vitamin C, kiwi’s have powerful antioxidant properties for fighting free radical damage caused by stress. 

Kiwi also contains a protein-dissolving enzyme called actinidain that helps aid digestion. 
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Ingredients:
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  • 1 Kiwi
  • Small handful of Cucamelons (OR 3-4 inch piece of cucumber + squeeze of lime juice)
  • 1 Banana 
  • 3-4 inch piece of Courgette/Zucchini
  • 1-2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1-2 tsp Maca Powder 
  • Small scoop of crushed ice OR filtered water
  • Optional: Steel Cut Oats (if you want to use as breakfast or mini-meal)

Instructions:

You don’t need to peel the cucamelons or courgette. Chuck all ingredients into a smoothie maker and blend.

 

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Colloidal Silver Vs. Chronic Fatigue (Experiment)

Colloidal Silver Vs. Chronic Fatigue (Experiment)

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Colloidal Silver

Vs. Chronic Fatigue
[An experiment]

Chloe Hodder

Founder, Green Body Mojo

Colloidal silver is an antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral mineral solution, traditionally used as the ‘first line of defence’
against pathogens.

I first came across Colloidal Silver as a potential powerhouse player when investigating the root cause of my chronic fatigue.

As a child, I was treated with a strong course of antibiotics by my GP to eradicate a virus. Yet, the virus lingered on, quietly gathering strength over the years – much like Voldemort. They told me it was Post Viral (Chronic) Fatigue and please shut the door on your way out.

The double whammy delivered by the antibiotics lowering my body’s natural defences, with a still present virus, eventually led to a reduction in my thyroid function. This in turn then set off a chain reaction of other symptoms, such as food intolerances and fatigue.

The culmination of which meant that my body was in a constant uphill struggle to function optimally.

As the years went on, the strain became greater and the symptoms worsened.

I barely had the energy to move, could not stay awake after eating certain foods such as wheat and dairy and had constant joint pain and muscle aches, regular dizziness and blurred vision.

There are many parts that make up Chronic Fatigue, so I went hunting down Horcruxes, Harry Potter style.

As in nature, as in the body; there is
a root, a reason and conditions that determine the current climate.

This included consulting with and learning from some incredible holistic health practitioners whose depth of knowledge is vastly underrated and underutilised and doing my own investigation, research and experiments.

One clue-following jaunt led me to the Belvedere Centre where I consulted with an Applied Kinesiologist. He confirmed that my body was struggling with a virus and suggested a course of Colloidal Silver.

 

What the Phlegm?

 

I left with a small bottle (they hold a limited amount of common concoctions from which they make no additional profit), and being rather gung-ho, proceeded to exceed the recommended daily intake.

This resulted in what I can only imagine was the Herxheimer Reaction, otherwise known as a ‘healing crisis’; where you get worse before you get better.

My throat was if it had been rubbed with sandpaper and then doused with Scotch Bonnet chilli oil and, well, less said about phlegm the better.

But don’t let that put you off… 

The Herxheimer Reaction is not a toxic response to the silver, but a response to toxins being rapidly eliminated from the body¹

NOTE: Your body can only detox as fast as your detox organs can process toxins, so I wasn’t doing myself any favours by going overboard. If I was very weak or had a severe condition, I would not have taken this ‘all-in’ approach. 

Remarkably, even through chronic fatigue, I never had as much as a cold in years. My immune system was a little scrapper and fighting the good fight thanks to copious amounts of anti-oxidant rich fruits and vegetables. So I knew that this reaction was not just a simple case of catching a bug, nor. was it intolerance.

 

My Results: Before/After

 

I reached the end of my bottle of silver in a week, and it took another week of my system working overtime to finish processing the viral residue ‘die-off’.

  • My muscle aches and joint pain disappeared almost instantly.
  • I began to get my energy back and I no longer felt as if lead weights were attached to the end of my limbs.
  • I felt a new sensation of ‘nothingness’, which seemed weird at the time, but I now realise was just being free from aches, pains and fatigue.
  • Moving forward, my hair, once so thin and weak, grew thicker and stronger.
  • My skin balanced and became reliably clear.
  • The persistent brain fog dissipated.  
  • I no longer feel dizzy or weak or have blurred vision.
  • I can eat wheat without feeling fatigued, dairy without falling asleep. While I don’t include either of these in my diet anymore, it’s not the end of my day if I consume them occasionally when eating out or travelling abroad.
  • Retesting for wheat intolerance, I had built my health back up to where I no longer am intolerant (intolerance is very different to having an allergy). 

Holistifying‘ my life, now not only do I have energy for getting by day-to-day, but energy to go out and climb, and I even fulfilled a lifelong ambition of trekking in the Himalayas. You may not want to climb mountains, but you deserve the energy at your disposal.

 

There were other factors involved in resolving all of my symptoms and healing chronic fatigue overall; as I’m laying out in Green Body Mojo.

However, Colloidal Silver was a major turning point for me to wipe the slate clean and get the chance to take a step forward instead of being doggedly sabotaged my attempts to heal and feel better. 

Prolifically curious, I have of course investigated Colloidal Silver further – check out the articles below for more information.

If you have any experiences with Colloidal Silver, 
please share in the comments below!

 

Want to read more about Colloidal Silver?

WHERE I PURCHASE

After successfully treating his pet sheep with Colloidal Silver, Neil started his own production and has been trading in traditional Amber Colloidal Silver for over 17 years.

DISCOVER

Some of these are rather unexpected!

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

The protocol I use when taking
Colloidal Silver.

How To Expelliarmus Pathogens in 5-7 Days (Guide)

How To Expelliarmus Pathogens in 5-7 Days (Guide)

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Expelliarmus Pathogens in 5-7 Days
[How To]

Chloe Hodder

Founder, Green Body Mojo

Werewolves and pathogens have a common weakness: Silver. So if you’re banishing pathogens, I hope you find
the following ‘lore’ interesting.

Silver has been prized for thousands of years for its medical, preservative and restorative powers. 

Remember the saying, “being born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth”? Beyond their charm and monetary value, silver utensils ‘self-sanitise’ due to oligodynamic effect¹.

Silver has a fascinating history, cropping up as an antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral throughout the ages²

  • The Greeks kept their water fresh in silver vessels. 
  • During the Middle Ages, the wealthy hid behind their silverware to help protect themselves from the full force
    of the plague. 
  • Chinese emperors ate with silver chopsticks. 
  • Pioneers of the American West dropped silver coins in their flasks to keep their water safe from bacteria. 
  • Before pharmaceutical antibiotics, silver was a known bactericide for 1200 years. 

Silver also holds mythical lore and symbolism. 

…Under the old alchemical table of elements, the symbol for silver was a crescent moon. 

…In astrology, silver is dominated by luna (moon). 

But more intriguingly is that silver particles possess zeta potential, causing the particles to act as if negatively charged. 

Hyperactivity, aggressive behaviour and migraines are linked to the hormonal reactions that occur during an increase in positive ions in the air. 

…And positive ions are rampant during a full moon. 

With the term “lunatic” being derivative of “luna”, suggesting that crazies come out in full force on a full moon, you can see where folk came from when they linked moon-metals with the downfall of moon-emerging monsters!

Silver Vs. Colloidal Silver

Before you raid the antique shops for silver, let’s look a the key distinction of colloidal silver. 

Colloidal silver is not simply silver particles mixed in water. 

Colloidal silver is an antimicrobial mineral solution made up of silver ions and charged silver particles suspended in distilled water. The silver works to disrupt the bacteria cells ability to form a chemical bond critical to its survival.

It is important that the solution is indeed a colloidial (suspended) and not a cheap particle mix. True colloids can be taken at a therapetic level and do not cause argyria – a rare condition that leads to the skin turning grey and has subsequently given colloidal silver mislead bad press.

 

Rather than in a chemical compound, the Silver, in the colloidal state, may be applied in a much more concentrated form, with correspondingly better results.

“Use of Colloids in Health and Disease,” quoted in “Report: Colloidal Silver.”, Health Consciousness, Vol. 15, no. 4

The Wonders of Colloidal Silver
– Is It All True?

Research colloidal silver and it won’t take you long to find a multitude of articles presenting the following quote, “Silver kills over 650 different disease-causing pathogens, as well as cancer.” 

While the infection-fighting properties of silver are clear, and there are nearly a hundred clinical studies and independent research reports to boot³, colloidal silver hasn’t actually been trialled against 650 pathogens. 

The figure is likely taken from a 1973 study on silver sulfadiazine, published in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 

Researchers stated in their synopsis: 

657 different types of bacteria from 22 different bacterial species were exposed to silver sulfadizine. All strains were inhibited by levels which can easily be obtained topically. Strains resistant to sulfadiazine or multiple antibiotics were sensitive to silver sulfadiazine.

 

Carr, Howard S., Wlodkowski, Theodore J., and Rosenkranz, Herbert S. 1973. Silver
sulfadiazine: in vitro antibacterial activity.  
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 4(5), 585- 587.

Silver sulfadiazine is an ointment that contains antimicrobial silver, used by hospitals for decades to help save burn victims from infection.

So you can see where somewhat of a leap is made – silver being the common denominator. 

With that said, please do have a look through all the vast literature available on colloidal silver. It’s most certainly not a ‘new craze’.

Using Colloidal Silver: 

According to the book “The Uses of Colloidal Silver in Health and Disease” by Alfred B. Searle, colloidal silver works best when in direct contact with pathogens for at least 6 minutes. This makes it very handy for topical use; skin infections and various women’s issues such as candida.

For ideas on topical use, you can see my post, “21 Ways To Use Colloidal Silver”.  

To combat the viral residue that was the kingpin in my chronic fatigue, I was instructed to swish the colloidal silver around my mouth for at least 30 seconds before ingesting. This greatly helps the ionic silver uptake into the blood stream. 

 

Protocol I follow*


(Adult Use) 

Daily Supplement:    1 tsp            5ml                     50ug 
Therapeutic Intake:   
1-2 Tbsp     15-30ml              150-300ug 
Chronic use:              2 Tbsp+       30ml x 3 daily     900ug

SilverMedicine.org

*None of the information presented on this website is to be construed as medical advice of any kind.
The information presented here is as personal research and opinion. Due diligence is your responsibility.

 

Guidance I was given: 

 

As a new user, I was told to start with 5-10ml in the first 24hrs. This was just to ensure I wasn’t intolerant to the silver. Then, I could increase to 30ml daily for 5-7 days to boost silver levels before decreasing as required. 

Detoxing:

Colloidal silver is not a cure.

Silver is involved in the destruction of pathogens. Your body, namely liver, kidneys, skin, bowels and lungs, then has to process these toxins.

As you can imagine, detoxing isn’t always the rosiest of experiences.

The Herxheimer Reaction, often referred to as a ‘healing crisis’ or ‘die-off syndrome’, can occur and is where you temporarily feel worse before you get better.

It’s like having a spring clean; your house will be a complete mess while you’re sorting through the contents of your wardrobe, draws and attic. But once you’ve removed all that excess ‘stuff’ from your home, there’s space for everything to run more efficiently. 

Symptoms can include: 

  • Headache 
  • Flu-like symptoms 
  • Skin complaints (itching, rashes)
  • Flushes

This can last for a few days to a week or more for more chronic cases. 

It’s important to note that the Herxheimer Reaction is not a toxic response to the silver, but a response to toxins being rapidly eliminated from the body.

Since you can only detox as fast as your detoxing organs will allow, it’s wise to take a gradual approach. Especially as the body can often be either sluggish or overtaxed in our modern world of processed foods and stress abound. This gradual approach can help stave off noticeable detox symptoms.

For those using colloidal silver experimentally in an attempt to treat very severe and chronic conditions, the opperative idea is to reach a level of saturation, then maintain an intake JUST below this saturation point.

Occasionally, it is a good idea to adjust tolerance by increasing the dosage level again until this saturation level is reached. 

 

 

Again, this is mentioned for those who are involved in the experimental use of colloidal silver.

 

silvermedicine.org

Those with severe and/or chronic conditions or who have weakened immunity should, of course, seek guidance and be monitored by their doctor.

Detox tips:

  • Get support: integrated doctors are a happy medium, combining medical knowledge with a holistic overview.
  • Medical herbalists are also wonderful. Blends of herbal teas and tinctures can help support your body during this time. 
  • As always, it’s important to keep hydrated to aid the body in eliminating toxins.
  • It can be a good plan to take any excess load of the body; so (if applicable) no hardcore workouts, alcohol, highly processed foods and dairy (which can be phlegm-forming).
  • Focus on rest and relaxation as much as possible.

When using colloidal silver for Chronic Fatigue, my intense period of detoxing lasted seven days. Then, it was about another week until I felt free of the detox symptoms. You can read more about my experience in the post, Colloidal Silver Vs. Chronic Fatigue.

If you have any experiences with Colloidal Silver, 
please share in the comments below!

 

 

Want to read more about Colloidal Silver?

WHERE I PURCHASE

After successfully treating his pet sheep with Colloidal Silver, Neil started his own production and has been trading in traditional Amber Colloidal Silver for over 17 years.

DISCOVER

Some of these are rather unexpected! 

CASE STUDY

My experience of using Colloidal Silver to recover from Chronic Fatigue.

15 Zen Pursuits To Help You Recharge – That Aren’t Yoga (List)

15 Zen Pursuits To Help You Recharge – That Aren’t Yoga (List)

REWILD

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15 Zen Pursuits To Help You Recharge
(That Aren’t Yoga) 

[List]

Chloe Hodder

Founder, Green Body Mojo

I was never one for going to the gym, not when our
natural world is a such a phenomenal playground.

Run… Jump… Climb… Swim… Surf…

 MOVE.

Zen Pursuits (meditation + movement) focus on increasing your range of movement, flexibility and agility while developing strength and cardio capacity.

They’re uber-fun to do, get you in the zone and most can be done outdoors.

Meditate In Action

The essence of Meditation is “to put the mind to”; tune into the present and open your awareness to your surroundings. What better way to do that than physically connecting to your environment – feeling the rock under your fingers or the waves wash over you. 

Inner reflection may not occur during this active form of meditation, in a traditional sense anyway, however, you will gain feedback about your body and its capabilities.

Being ‘in action’ is also helpful for those of us who are big thinkers and so sometimes feels a little disconnected from our body and can struggle to clear our minds. 
 

15 Zen-Pursuits (List)
 

1. Climbing 
 

Climbing challenges you creatively. To complete a route, you have to work out how to move your body in new and different ways. When you can join these movements together, you flow.

Muscle tone is developed rapidly and, as climbing is really social (and chill), it’s a fun way to spend your time.

Three of us can climb the same route, and we could all do it differently. Try something. If it works, use it. 
 

2. Bouldering 
 

Bouldering is an extremely dynamic activity. It is an excellent way to develop power and core strength. 

For those who are not a fan of heights, bouldering, as opposed to climbing, typically means shorter ‘problems’ and without the need for a harness or rope. 
 

3. Surfing
 

Feeling the surge of the ocean, there’s nothing like catching a wave! Total whole body workout. 

More and more artificial wave pools are being built, which is a safe way to learn if you’re nervous about the big blue. 

However, if you can safely get outdoors, being immersed in the ocean is a powerful mood raiser.
 

4. Big Kite flying
 

…And I mean big. A kite that you have to lean all of your bodyweight into flying. 

Once you’ve got the hang of it, the movement feels wonderful and helps develop a strong core.
 

5. Dance (any forms but especially contemporary) 
 

Joyful. Powerful. Whatever mood you’re in, you can create movement out of it. Needs no explanation really.
 

6. Slacklining
 

As the name suggests, the line is somewhat slack and so moves – a lot (up and down, side to side). So you have to counteract each movement you make until you find your centre of balance. Simple yet uber-addictive.

Unlike tightrope walking, it doesn’t hurt your bare feet thanks to the flat webbing. 
 

7. Free Running/Parkour 
 

The practice of quick and efficient movement, free running/parkour develops “functional strength and fitness, balance, spatial awareness, agility, coordination, precision, control and creative vision.” Parkour UK
 

8. ‘Soft’ martial arts such as Tai Chi 
 

Soft martial arts means you get to practice fluid movement, without getting hit in the face.

Tai Chi make look slow in practice, but that’s because you need to develop the muscle memory before you can unleash the speed. 
 

9. AcroYoga (ok so it has yoga in the name)
 

AcroYoga is a combination of acrobatic and yoga/dance like movements, accomplished through teamwork. There are three primary roles; base, flyer and spotter. 

AcroYoga is like playtime, you don’t even realise you’re ‘working out’. You can rock up by yourself or take your friends/partner.
 

10. Acrobatics and Circus Skills
 

If you’re not into the partnered element of AcroYoga, or the yogi vibe, you can do straight up acrobatics. 

Developing flexibility, agility and ultra-strength (without the big muscles), you will be amazed at what the human body is capable of.
 

11. Swimming 
 

Open water swimmers refer to it as “A Dose of Dr. Sea”, swimming in cold water is a known treatment for depression.

Even if you can only get down to the pool, swimming provides all the cardio benefits while being low-impact.
 

12. SCUBA diving 
 

I love the methodical breathing of diving. It slows you right down. Plus, you get the benefit of being in the sea (without getting hit by waves) and being entertained by the sea life. 

Once you’ve done your Open Water Diver course, you can find a buddy and hire kit, which makes it a lot more affordable to do regularly than purchasing excursions. 
 

13. Ariel Silks/Hoops
 

This is one on the list that I have yet to do, but really, really, want to. 

Combining strength and poise, you develop the athletism to perform ‘tricks’. 

A similar and more widespread alternative would be Pole Fitness classes. 
 

14. Calisthenics
 

Rooted in the Greek words of “Kalos” and “Sthenos” meaning beauty and strength, it basically boils down to bodyweight exercises (that look really cool).

You can do calisthenics anywhere, by yourself, and you don’t need much room. 
 

15. Traditional Weapons:
 

…Such as Kobujutsu (staff), Kenjutsu (Samurai sword) and archery.

I love these for switching off my thoughts and getting into the zone, especially the clunk clunk clunk of the Bo. 

 

So if hitting the gym isn’t for you, try these as an alternative. 

Let me know your experiences in the comment section below 🙂

 

 

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After successfully treating his pet sheep with Colloidal Silver, Neil started his own production and has been trading in traditional Amber Colloidal Silver for over 17 years.

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X Uses of Colloidal Silver

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

My experience of using Colloidal Silver to recover from Chronic Fatigue.