Jill Lorraine~artist~writer~designer
How I Have Better Health

03.20.2020

 
Hello!
 
First, please take this seriously, with a big dose of hope, and read up through the next sections, to the bottom of the page...
 
Lugol's iodine 2% could very well help prevent severe symptoms from the novel coronavirus spreading around the world. I've added 2 links to quality references at the bottom of this section.
 
Anecdotally, I've had serious immune system issues after a MRSA blood infection, and it's the best immune support I could ever hope for. It won't cure COVID-19, but I am super hopeful, even very confident it will greatly prevent severity of symptoms if I get infected.
 
Me, last winter: post MRSA diagnosis, one round of antibiotics (I had many other rounds previously), and even with much self care, I was sick with bronchitis twice, and a severe head cold. I used to get sick every winter, no matter where I lived.
 
Me, this winter: no colds, flu, signs of MRSA or bronchitis; my last illness mentioned was March 2019 (a severe head cold.) My last round of antibiotics was July 2018. I started Lugol's last summer, 1-2 drops a day on the wrist, 3 if I got a scratchy throat. I'm up to 4 drops a day now, 2 drops on my wrists, 2 in a 16 oz glass of water, drinking it slowly through the day.
 
Please, please get this locally or order it today, and share this message with everyone; just copy, paste, and email, text, share on social media, etc. It could greatly help to prevent severity of symptoms and hospital overload. If you know anyone in the Southern Hemisphere, winter is about to start for them. Please help them find this supplement.
 
My hope is that it may help prevent many from ending up in ICU, taking several weeks or months to recover. 
 
This information is not intended to replace medical advice from a licensed medical professional, nor cure any disease, illness, or syndrome. It is for informational purposes only. Please read the full disclaimer at the bottom of this page.
 
Order wholesale here, or connect people and shops that can order wholesale to provide locally. Read below for more about how I support the immune system further with healthier foods, vitamin C, zinc, and more.
 
Again, please send this to everyone, share it everywhere, ask people if they've gotten it and shared it. Over and over. There is some controversy about how much iodine each person needs; I suggest reading up on eating seaweed, health in Japan, and so on. Kelp (kombu) is very high in iodine, the highest food source available.
 
Directly below is a medical overview of iodide (iodine and potassium) mechanisms, and a Psychology Today article about iodine intake. I've written for medical professionals via elance.com and upwork.com, translating scientific papers into lay person terms. I'll be doing the same for this study, and more as I find them over the coming months.
 
Follow the link below, and scroll down to "Discussion" to read the overview of the study:

A Role for Iodide and Thyroglobulin in Modulating the Function of Human Immune Cells: 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5694785/

 

 
More to come soon. Be well!
 
Jill
 
Jill (you know what goes here) Jill dash Lorraine dot com
 
Disclosure: Some links on this website are affiliate links, meaning at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.
 
PS My favorite supplements company, most in powder form. I order my D-ribose from them for energy production. Great company! Click here to explore and buy, you can get large quantities or small try it out sizes.
 

03.18.2020

Introduction: You Can Protect and Improve Your Health!

Please note: due to the new influenza pandemic, here is a link to the best immune system support I've tried. Flu season last year, I had bronchitis twice, and a bad head cold late in the season. Needless to say, I missed a lot of work... Since last April, I've had no colds, flu, or bronchitis, and began using this immune support in June. I also use other supplements for immune support listed below in the "Must Haves" section.

With normal recovery time of the new flu lasting 1-2 weeks, or up to 6 weeks and more, I highly recommend consulting an integrative or functional medicine MD, and researching this remedy yourself to decide if it's right for you. These 1st links are directly to Amazon. Stay hopeful!

Chronic Ills Can Go to Hades; anecdotal sharing about finding management and recovery remedies for MD diagnosed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME), a MRSA blood infection, POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome), & CIRS (Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome)...

Chronic Pain, Chronic Mental & Physical Fatigue, & Chronic Vertigo. Yep, I was really sick!

As of 01/22/2020, I'm ready to start light workouts and regular restorative yoga! I must add here, all the diagnosed conditions except the MRSA infection (healing up as far as I can tell) improved again, after 2 months, with the use of MD prescribed cholestyramine (Prevelite) for CIRS.

The info below helped me get from 20-30% functioning to 40-60% functioning. With the addition of Prevelite in 11/2019, I've reached an average functionality of 65-90%. The 90% days dipped to 65-75% when I was pushing too hard again. Here is a study overview link about why I requested this prescription, after severity of symptoms worsened during mold exposure at 2 workplaces. See section 14: 

A Review of the Mechanism of Injury and Treatment Approaches for Illness Resulting from Exposure to Water-Damaged Buildings, Mold, and Mycotoxins

 

 

 

Upcoming mini books series preview: CHRONIC, Part 1

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Here are links to products that help me huge amounts... If you're bedridden like I've been on and off since 2013, just wanting to get into better shape, or know someone who needs supplements, this company has products you'll love. Your peeps will love them, too!

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This company has great prices, great shipping options, & gives you a free sample when you leave a review! Scroll down for more products, & save this page for easy access, updates, and sharing.

They have loads of workout recommended supplements, too.

Most are available in 100 grams for the smallest, try it out size, & up to a pound, kilo, or larger sizes.

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Horny Goat Weed Powder

Maca Root Extract 4:1 Powder

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If you don't see what you want in these few links, they have easy to search pages, and are so easy to order from. Very mobile friendly.

All links here are in powder form, so much easier to take. Some are available in capsule form.

I just mix into water, drinks, food, smoothies, etc.

I'd have to take 6-12 capsules of turmeric alone to get the daily dose I've used. Yep.

You can scroll down past the book link to see my list of daily supplements.

I'll be sharing a very short book for free about my progress & experience with CFS/ME, CIRS, & POTS. It will be a 3 book series, the first simply titled Chronic, part 1. I'm keeping it the length of an article series, with short paragraphs, & lots of bullet lists. I know how hard it can be to read a whole book with these conditions!

Also, I've got to share this link to an amazing book I found for CFS/ME, written by an MD trained in functional medicine. It helped me with my own discovery process so much.

This book was key to motivating me to investigate what went wrong with my body, how to have relief, improvements, & how to manage it.

CFS Recovery, Hardcover

CFS Recovery, Kindle

 

 
BYE BYE CHRONIC ILLNESS SYMPTOM SEVERITY!
 
 
12/07/19
 
Current supplements and vitamins. Please keep in mind I let myself be very flexible with amounts of most vitamins, minerals, and supplements (except the must have list). The daily intake is an average.
 
MY MUST HAVE LIST:
 
D-Ribose Powder, approximately 24-32gms. 8gms 3 X a day, slowly, throughout the day. For cellular energy
 
Essential Oil Diffuser (I also use as a salt air device, message me for details). For improving air quality
 
Frankincense Oil, 3-6 drops with my moisturizer (natural, various oils, like coconut oil), and 1 drop internally, 1-3x's a day. For aches from inflammation
 
Grapefruit Seed Extract, 1 a day, tablet. 2-3 months, then off a month. For immune system boosting, protection against pathogens, parasites.
 
Huperzine A, 1 200mcg tablet a day. Memory, brain energy & function
 
Lugol's iodine 2% (several), 1-3 drops a day on my wrist. Immune support.
 
MCT oil, 1-2 tablespoons a day. Energy stability.
 
N95 Face Masks, Washable, many other colors and patterns, too! Great for allergies, mold mycotoxins, and pathogens protection  
 
Probiotic, 20 strains, 1 capsule at night. This brand is amazing! Super affordable and effective. It includes a strain linked to serotonin production
 
Salt Air Purifiers, for air quality improvement, great for allergies, mold biotoxin recovery
 
Thrive Oil, traditionally known as 5 Thieves Oil; 3-6 drops occasionally, w/ my moisturizer (natural, various oils, like coconut oil), and 1-2 drops internally, 1-3x's a day when feeling sniffles
 
Turmeric Powder; 1 tablespoon a day, w/ 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 2 tablespoons cider vinegar, 4-5 tablespoons water, afternoon and evening (cheaper but intense to chuggalug)

or

Turmeric Caplets, even Turmeric PM Caplets

 
Sugar free tonic water, 1/2-1 cup a day for frequent muscle cramps
 
 
Vitamin C powder, 3 1/2 teaspoons a day in water (I add lemon extract sometimes, too)
 
or
 
Vitamin C Tablets, 2-4 500mg tablets a day
 
Vitamins, Multi, a favorite brand! Affordable, high quality
After 2.5 years of experimenting with the above, I am certain they help greatly and I should not run out of them, or cut back on them. If you decide to try them, do so under the supervision of a licensed medical professional. Please read the disclaimer at the bottom of the page. These lists are what I personally use, and are anecdotal. You can scroll down more to read about what I've experienced with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Postural Orthostatic Intolerance.
 
All supplements below link to Amazon, and qualify for free shipping at $25 or more (to the best of my knowledge), even without a Prime membership! I've tried all these brands, and find the low prices and quality to be excellent.
 
These I can occasionally run out of for a week or two. I do use capsules instead of powders at this time, but plan to experiment with power mixes mentioned above.
 
I also stop a supplement for a few weeks or months, then restart 1 at a time to note any changes. I've truly been my own guinea pig!
 
It's not necessary to buy them all at once, in fact I find it better to try 1 or 2 at a time time.
 
Please note charcoal can interfere with prescription drugs, so allow 2-3 hours between charcoal and medications, and again, consult your doctor before using any of these:
 
A.M. 1
1 Astragalus, 500mg.
   Adaptogen. Energy. Immune system support.
1 Charcoal, activated, 560mg.
   Detoxing.
   Adaptogen. Energy. Libido.
1 Rhodiola, 500mg.
   Adaptogen. Energy. Immune system support.
   Nervous system support. Muscle support.
 
A.M. 2
1 Astragalus, 500mg.
   Adaptogen. Energy. Immune system support.
1 American Ginseng, 500mg.
   Adaptogen. Energy. Immune system support.
1 Butterbur, 500mg.
   Migraines, headaches.
1 Eleuthero, 500mg.
   Adaptogen. Energy. Immune system support.
   Nervous system support. Muscle support.
   Prevents vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
1 Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium), 750 mg.(includes 150mg of Maca, too!).
   Nervous system support. Energy. Libido.
 
P.M. 1
1 Astragalus, 500 mg. Now Foods
   Adaptogen. Energy. Immune system support.
1 Butterbur, 500mg. Now Foods
   Migraines, headaches.
1 Charcoal, activated, 560 mg.
   Detoxing.
1 Vitamin D, 5000 IU.
   Good for bunches of stuff.
1 Probiotic, 30 billion, 12 strains.
   Gut health.
   Nervous system support. Muscle support.
1 Mushroom Immune Support Blend. 200mg, plus 200mg Astragalus.
 
P.M. 2
1 Ashwagandha, 450 mg.
   Adaptogen. Calming energy. Immune system support.
1 Boswellia, 500mg. (Boswellia is the same as Frankincense).
   Anti-inflammatory. Joint pain reduction.
1 Mushroom Immune Support Blend. 200mg, plus 200mg Astragalus.
   Nervous system support. Muscle support.
3 Magnesium Citrate, 600 mg total.
   Nervous system support. Muscle support.
 
Temporary, additional
 
1-2 Candida Cleanse. Seemed to help my gut health, less bloat. I took a probiotic and charcoal, spaced, about 2 hrs between each.
 
1 Acetyl-l-carnitine and alpha lipoic acid, 650mg, 1-2 times a day, or 4-6 times a week. I plan to reorder this and keep it on hand for flare ups of nerve pain. At my worst pain and neuralgia levels, 2 a day helped a lot, but changing my diet temporarily to ketogenic and the 6 grams of turmeric a day means I no longer need as much. Yay on saving money!

My Own Journey with  improving the Symptoms of CFS/ME

This is an introduction to food changes, lifestyle changes, and spiritual changes that have literally saved my life. I'm starting with the food list because it brought the fastest physical results. I had a little more mental energy, clarity, and focus within 24 hours.

I'll be adding articles about supplements as well, info about my own health concerns, and sharing more about improvements over time. You can subscribe to free email alerts in the future, as I share new articles about all I've found.

You can soon download the Paleo based, ultra low FODMAP (low sugars and carbs), simplified food list for free, but please contribute at least $1.00. Being as sick as I was brought me to the verge of full disability, so if you can contribute more, it will enable me to share more and more, rebuild my life, and help others rebuild theirs.

Of course, if you're as sick as I was and can't contribute, I understand! The helpful information I've found and used while frequently bedridden and exhausted is tough to find in one place, so I am eager to continue with quick effectiveness. For now, it's posted for you to copy and paste, screenshot save, etc. Thanks so much for your contributions!

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THE LIST: Chronic Ills Can Go to Hades

 

12/07/2019

 

Always consult a medical professional before changing your diet, adding plants traditionally used medicinally, or supplements. Please read the full disclaimer at the bottom of this page, which applies to the entire website. 

 

This food list is from my own personal experience in having improved health; I started with using it in repetition for 3-8 weeks. First, I made a 1 week commitment, and felt so much better, I didn't want to stop. :) I reintroduce a food every 3-4 days, then note any return of symptoms. If symptoms worsen after eating a food not on the list, I follow the list for 1 week or more to reset. This simplified, Paleo, ketogenic based food plan is temporary. I started with what I could, and it still helped, enormously. Remember, THIS IS TEMPORARY, but I personally feel so much better, 1.5 years later, I continue to use it as my guide

 

And of course, you can eliminate any potentially pain or allergy triggering foods, like nightshades or soy, as you choose! 

 

I now eat a variety of nuts and seeds, and only small portions of meat, mostly fish. I've cut most dairy again (only 1/2 and 1/2, and occasionally butter) at this time. Cutting but not eliminating added oils seems to make my liver happier, because my energy increases. I've tried to reintroduce higher carbveggies and grains, but stupifying brain fog returns and vertigo worsens. Pain and neuropathy get worse again as well. Grains are out long term, probably for good.

 

I temporarily excluded all grains, legumes (including soy), dairy, eggs, nightshades (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant), nuts, seeds, spices (seeds or pods), starchy/higher glycemic veggies (potatoes, parsnips, beets, sweet potatoes, yams), and fruits, except lemon and lime. I also eliminated food additives as much as I could/entirely when possible, such as preservatives, fillers, sugar, corn syrup, and weird stuff I can't pronounce! Lol. I continue to limit grains, legumes, cheese, eggs, nightshades, high fructose fruits, starchy veggies, and processed foods. Much less of all these foods, compared to how I used to eat, helps me function better. Less pain and brain fog for sure, and eating smaller meals has helps my POTS symptoms as well.

 

I ate/eat only these foods when eliminating symptom trigger foods, and eat up to 5-6 times a day (4-5 usually does it for me):

 

Meats:

All seafood, all poultry, beef, pork, lamb, mutton, goat, venison, bison, elk. 2-4 oz. per meal, depending on your size and activities. Grass fed, unprocessed is best.

 

Fats, oils:

All animal fats (recommend Epic brand), butter, ghee, coconut oil, olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon per meal (adds flavor and calories in place of carb foods; less if you want to loose weight).

 

Herbs:

All leafy herbs, no spices (seeds, pods).

 

Condiments, other stuff:

Balsamic vinegar

Apple cider vinegar (moderate, 1 teaspoon a day).

Cinnamon

Coconut yogurt, unsweetened

(use like sour cream)

Turmeric

Coconut milk, fresh (or coconut cream made with a juicer).

Coffee, tea, water

Sea salt (sparingly).

 

Fruits:

Lemon, lime (moderate).

 

Veggies:

Arugula

Bok choy

Cabbage

Carrots

Chard

Chives

Choy sum

Cucumber

Endive

Green beans

Leafy herbs

Lettuces, all

Olives

Okra

Parsnips (limit, omit if your belly bloats)

Radish

Rutabaga

Seaweed

Spinach

Squash (Kabocha, acorn, pumpkin)

Turnip

Zucchini

 

Veggie, Moderate, 1/2 cup a day:

 

Broccoli

Savoy cabbage

Celeriac

Fennel

Kale (1 cup)

Green onion or leeks

Please note:

 

I was sure to very temporarily exclude garlic, onion, ginger, alfalfa sprouts, echinacea, St John's Wort, Asian ginseng, or anything known to affect the immune system. This temporary diet is a chronic illness protocol diet. 

 

As of 06/2017, a specific diagnosis had not been found for my condition, after onset of severe symptoms in 09/2015. These foods or herbs can cause flare ups of symptoms in some people if over consumed. 

 

As of 12/07/2019, I'm blessed to have seen three specialists (a neurologist, an infectious diseases specialist,  and a DPT) who are further offering insights to other actions to improve my health. I also go to a wonderful new clinic in Honolulu for my PCP/GP.

 

One of my #1 contributors to being so ill was MRSA. Judging by my symptoms, long term colonization with persistent, intermittent infection/ co-infections, without full sepsis (I've had symptoms on and off for over 13 years, the worst being the last 4, as of 09/2015). Dr Evan Hirsch mentions this bacteria and other pathogens in his book Fix My Fatigue. That book helped me stay persistent in finding remedies that have helped me improve enormously.

 

I'm receiving treatment/evaluations every 4-6 months from an infectious diseases specialist, Dr Francis Pien in Honolulu, since 07/2018. He's Stanford educated. My last blood work was excellent, I'm healing. I had one course of antibiotics, and now plant remedies plus food remedies are bringing me back from feeling 1/2 dead.

 

Still symptomatic (rebuilding), but much, much improved. God's medicine is bringing me back to life! Lots of breath work; modified Tibetan Tummo (non sectarian or calling on the Holy Spirit), brief cold shower exposure to increase immunity and circulation, and 4/8 breath everyday. I've be writing articles about my progress with this method. Getting the Medical Medium book next to use the 28 day detox....

 

PTSD. That condition God has healed much, and is healing further. Every trigger I've given to Him to destroy. I asked Him to help me name each trigger, my unconscious sufferings. It really works, the Holy Spirit, the legacy of Yeshua, brings so much relief. Building a relationship with Father God is an amazing experience, I put all my trust in him everyday, and that gives me enormous peace of mind. My heart feels rested and reassured every time something hard comes up and I ask for guidance. Feeling forgiveness (toward self and others) for what cannot be undone is the best liberty I think one can know. Now, amends are a must, both giving and receiving when possible (without causing harm).

 

Prayer works! It's asking, believing, receiving. Faith without works is dead, which means faith with works is life. Speak life! Then that's where action comes in. I've had moments of spontaneous relief from symptoms in prayer, but I've realized moving through this has helped me revise and heal the action/works parts of my life, which I am so grateful for.

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