If you have Ascites, and are at risk for Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis (or have it), PLEASE READ THIS!!! (Please be sure to read this whole page, including the side effects, which in my opinion are minor compared to the side effects of antibiotics, but you do need to know that oregano oil can interfere with iron production and it is also a blood thinner... these are issues that I've seen, at least in my own experience, can be addressed with the right supplements, but you should be educated about all supplements before taking them).
I recently heard from someone (whom I'll call Fred) who's wife (who has auto immune hepatitis and had a MELD score of 29) has spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. I know that spontaneous bacterial peritonitis is extremely dangerous to develop, and a person's prognosis is poor, once they develop this. This poor woman is currently in the hospital with a fever that is above 105 degrees, and I am PRAYING for her and her family that she can overcome this! Her husband said she was walking around before she went into the hospital, but after she did, her MELD score shot way up and she's been extremely sick, ever since.
I truly wish all doctors tested for Adverse Drug Reactions. If you're not already aware that iatrogenic disease (doctor-caused disease) is the #3 leading cause of death in the US, you should read THIS POST. And yet, I still have to tell you.... if you have cirrhosis... you need to be under the care of a physician.
There is actually a test you can take, to test your likelihood as to whether you will be a candidate for an adverse drug reaction, and in my opinion, ALL DOCTORS should have this test available, since it protects the patient, AND themselves, from a lawsuit, and many insurance companies cover it. I know of someone who works for a company that sells this test kit, so if you want to know more, fill out the contact form about the water and PEMF, indicate in the notes that you are inquiring about the test kit, and I will put you in touch with her.
I learned about Oregano oil after I saw this video, where a woman talked about how she used it to heal a serious tooth abscess. I used just a few drops a day and it WIPED OUT a severe tooth infection / abscess that had me on a pain scale of 10 out of 10 (seriously... I felt like I was going to pass out from the pain, and the Oregano oil took it away).
In my own personal experience, I'this page,ve found Oregano oil to be amazingly effective, for killing bacteria. You can read more on this page, but here's the gist from this article,
Carvacrol is also found in many other herbs, such as marjoram, thyme, and savory. However, it has its highest concentration in oregano. In numerous studies, carvacrol has been shown to be a potent antibacterial against numerous strains of bacteria.
I've seen reviews on Amazon that it also wipes out Candida (fungus) (you can read an article about that HERE). I have had Candida for over 20 years and I could not believe how effective it was, for that.
It also kills parasites (you can read about that HERE). Please note that this woman says that oregano oil can be a blood thinner. Please be sure to watch the video if you are going to use oregano (it's very well done).
Oregano oil is a natural, potent, antibiotic. Again, please note, oregano oil IS a blood thinner, and it can lower the production of iron, but I still feel it is something you should look into, if you have cirrhosis. I can't tell you to take or not take it, but at the very least, I really want you to know about it!
If you're going to take Oregano oil, please be sure to also read
Oregano Oil (carvacrol) is VERY strong and I've heard you're not supposed to take it too long (just like you wouldn't take antibiotics too long).
This is not medical advice, and I cannot tell you for sure how much to take, or if it would work for you. I'm just telling you about these things because I know it's likely no doctor told you about these supplements before. They've worked great for me and my husband, but you should do your own research on them.
I didn't mention the Carvacrol to Fred earlier because I knew his wife was on other antibiotic drugs and I didn't want her to feel overwhelmed, and I have not been aware of whether Carvracol could interfere with antibiotics. Again, I also had heard that the Carvacrol is a blood thinner, (and it can also lower iron production) so I am hesitant to tell people, "Oh yeah, just go ahead and take Carvacrol"... because I really do not know what the side effects could be, especially for someone who is very sick.
But when I found out this poor woman is back in the hospital with such a high fever (and it seems like the antibiotics she's being given are not working), I started rapidly researching the stuff more, and sent this woman's husband a ton of information on Carvacrol, and decided to post it on this page. I am not telling anyone they SHOULD take it... but I want you to know about it, in case you'd like to try it. I encourage you to do as much of your own research as you can.
When I tell people about certain things that work, I feel like I have to take the same approach as my car mechanic does. One day when I was facing a blown engine, my mechanic told me there is this stuff called Steel Seal Blown Head Gasket Repair, that he has seen fixes a lot of cars... but not all of them. He said he couldn't tell me what to do, because he couldn't guarantee it would work, but if it did work, it would be a lot less expensive than buying a new engine, or having to get a brand new car! So if I wanted to try it, I'd have to get it on my own, and try it at my own risk, and if it didn't work, I'd lose about $120 (the cost of a bottle). (UPDATE: forgot to mention... the stuff actually WORKED! Can't believe it did! Soo much cheaper than a new engine!! Even if it is just a temporary fix... heck, we can drive the car again).
But it's even more tricky with the human body, because the last thing I want to do is tell someone to do something that could be harmful to them (yeah a broken car sucks but a broken body is irreplaceable). But when you are running out of options and the doctors don't seem to have good solutions, either, sometimes you find yourself considering alternative therapies.
Advanced stage cirrhosis puts people in a very high risk category, where doing one thing that may seem minor to an average person (or someone with less cirrhosis in the liver) could be toxic for another person, and the only way a person would know, for sure, if it worked or not, is to do actually do it. Me and my mechanic both wish we could have a crystal ball that could predict whether something would work for a person or not, but we don't.
The detox water has worked incredibly well for my husband and other people I sold it to, but I realize that as I start talking to larger numbers of people, the odds are that there will be at least one person who doesn't get the same results. It's just a numbers thing. I have a tendency to want to help everyone, but there is another part of me that feels like I should keep my mouth shut. If I saw someone on top of a burning building, my inclination would be to help them jump off the roof, onto the next building, even if it is risky, it's better than burning to death if you know you're running out of time.
If you help someone to jump, but they fall, you risk your own life because you know they could take you down with them. One in a hundred people might fall to their death (instead of burning) and their whole family could be mad at the person who helped them jump, because in that one minute they had left on a roof, an emergency rescue helicopter might have come and saved them.... even though it sure looked like that was NOT going to be an option... I know from my own experience that it is never easy to accept that there couldn't have been a better way, or that some miracle couldn't have come along, had you taken a different route.
Part of the problem I see is that people feel like they are in a race against time, like a ship headed for the titanic. The doctors aren't offering good solutions, and are actually making them more sick with prescription medications, so a person can really feel like they have to do something, quick, or they could crash. I've heard people tell me they feel like they're running out of options. That is how we felt, because for us, a transplant was just NOT an option!
(UPDATE 8/2/16: I just saw that Oregano oil does appear to be safe for people with auto immune conditions - you would have to research more to see what amount is truly safe for you, but... this is what I read, from THIS PAGE):
Does Oil of Oregano work in the same way as Echinacea?
The more I read, the more I realize REGULAR ANTIBIOTICS CAN BE REALLY DANGEROUS. If you don't believe me, you can read THIS POST showing the side effects of some of the stuff my husband was prescribed by his dentist. We learned the hard way that they can cause liver injury, and I really think they did for my husband, because after he started taking this stuff, some of his swelling and even fluid in his abdomen started coming back!! I was even worried it could be cancer.
Update 8/4: I am SOOOO grateful that his fluid has started going back down in the last 3 or so days... he started taking oregano oil - I gave it to him in a capsule, starting with just about 4 drops, then the next day I'd have about 7, and last night I gave him 10 drops in a capsule (we will probably just do this for a few weeks, and stop, but if any of that swelling comes back we'll go back to taking it). He also started drinking super strong water from our detox water machine... the setting that is NOT the "drinking water" setting (so the company CANNOT and WILL NOT ever tell people to drink this water, and I am not telling you or anyone else to do it either... we did this completely at our own risk). My husband just did it because... well, by now he's seen enough of the crazy sh*t I tell him to do sometimes works, and I know of a man who did this and said his cancer completely went away after he did this (and he was sent home to die).
I do not know which one caused the reduction in his fluid or if one was more effective than the other, and I cannot advise for another person to drink the stronger water, especially if you have a lot of meds in your system... I am just letting you know what my husband did. If someone with a lot of meds in their system were to do this, I would think it could cause a bad detox reaction, so I would not advise it for a person who is heavily medicated, and I'm not even "advising" it for anyone else... but my husband did it and it works... sorry but I have to write about it, that's what this blog is for.
Please read THIS POST to see why you should be very cautious of any pharmaceutical drug. I am not saying not to take any pharmaceutical drugs, but you need to be fully aware of their side effects, because the doctors simply WILL NOT TELL YOU.
I want to tell you that in my own personal experience with Carvacrol. THIS STUFF IS A VERY POTENT NATURAL ANTIBIOTIC. I just found an article, which seems to confirm this, and will post it plus a link for the original article, further down the page. It also wipes out candida and fungus.
Carvacrol is the potent, active ingredient in Oregano oil. I know it sounds too good to be true. Like, really? OREGANO OIL?? The stuff in Spaghetti? How could THAT be so effective, and why wouldn't have heard about it by now? Well, first of all, I'm not talking about regular oregano, I mean SUPER CONCENTRATED oregano oil. And you can't really patent Oregano oil, so your doctor is unlikely to tell you about it. Don't take my word for it... look at the reviews on Amazon, and decide for yourself! I do not always believe the reviews on Amazon (I know some companies make FAKE reviews) but I do believe the ones for this oregano oil are legitimate. By the way, if you ever want to see if a review is fake or not, go to FakeSpot.com.
If you want to use the strongest brand you can get your hands on, in my opinion this brand is it. I've tried a few different brands, and this one truly seems to be the strongest. Even the tiniest accidental splash drop on your hands (which I only experienced once) can leave you with a burning sensation, but I don't feel any pain when it's swallowed in a capsule. In addition, it's also the cheapest. It DOES take a couple of weeks to arrive in the mail, when ordering through amazon, but it's well worth the wait. I always get the 2-packs because I share the bottles with other people who want it, too. Have ordered it about 3x so far and will probably be a lifelong customer.
(NOTE: It looks like they are out of the 2 pack, and the price went up slightly, but I still think this stuff is worth it's weight in gold and it's the strongest brand, so I still recommend it!)
This is a link for just 1 bottle:
1oz Oil of Oregano, Super Strength 83-85% Carvacrol, Pharmaceutical Grade. Wild Oregano From Greek Mountains
This is my favorite brand, because I became strangely addicted to the taste of it in my mouth (about 5 drops in a mouth full of extremely cold water). But it seems to be THE MOST EXPENSIVE BRAND. I paid $24 just for a .75 oz bottle from the Vitamin Shoppe, at first.
Oreganol Oil, Super Strength P73, 1 Oz
This type has a 5 star average and over 90 reviews:
North American Herb&Spice - Super Strength Oreganol 60 gels
A friend of mine told me she took 4 pills a day (2 in the AM and 2 at night) of wild crafted oregano oil pills, when she had pneumonia in the hospital. She doesn't remember what brand but I will post it when she tells me later. She was doing multiple things, and is about twice my weight, so the amount that'd be effective for others could vary, but I'd think at least 2 pills a day could be helpful?
I did not expect this brand to be SO STRONG when I ordered it, because it's so much cheaper than the super strength oreganol, but boy was I wrong... it burns twice as much if you get it on your skin. I always wear Carmex (or any other kind of minty, cooling lip balm) on my lips, before dropping a few drops into my mouth (filled with icy cold detox water). Just the tiniest drop on your lips will BURN. You will feel a little burning when you swallow it.
If you don't want to feel any burn, put it in a capsule. I have been putting 5 drops of this oil in a capsule for my husband to take, as a cancer preventive. I just re-use the empty capsules I am left with, after I drop the contents of his probiotics in to his morning green shake that I've been making for him recently.
CLOTTING FACTORS - KEEP IN MIND!
I also want to point out that people with cirrhosis lack clotting factors, because the liver is supposed to make coagulation (blood clotting) factors, but when it is impaired it can't do so efficiently. So, a person with an impaired liver could have bleeding issues.
Vitamin K is known to help your blood with coagulation. I am choosing THIS BRAND for my husband, because I know that, by taking this oregano oil (plus the super potent turmeric supplement that Ricky took the month he got his great results) he could have blood that is a little too thin, and hopefully the vitamin K will ease my mind a bit. I've wanted to get this for him, forever. If you want to see what is written about coagulation and clotting factors, by reviewers of this particular brand, scroll down to the bottom of the page.
More from THIS PAGE on Oregano Oil...
I have heard that there are all kinds of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria out there as a result of the overuse of antibiotics. Will Oregano oil be effective at killing these mutant strains of bacteria?
I just found this article (pasted below) that makes me very hopeful that it could be safe for most people to take. Please do your own research!
Oregano Oil Benefits Superior To Prescription Antibiotics
The article below is from THIS PAGE
Can I Give Oregano Oil to My Children?
• Under 6 months old - do not give them oregano oil.
• 6 months to 2 years old – don’t give the oil internally instead rub 1 to 2 drops of the oil on both feet and spine. If the child has fever, cold, or congestion, apply the oil to both feet and cover the feet with socks. Repeat this procedure until his condition improves, but don’t go more than 10 days with this procedure.
• 3 to 6 years old – internal administration of oregano oil is still not recommended at this stage. But the amount of oil applied on the feet can be increased, from 2 to 3 drops. In addition, you are no longer limited to just 10 days of application, but you can apply the oil for as long as it is needed. As usual, upon application of the oil on his feet, cover them with socks to prevent the oil from being dissipating in the air.
• 7 to 10 years old – You can now mix 2 to 3 drops of this oil with his milk or juice. Repeat it three times a day.
• 10 years old and up – Mix 2 to 3 drops in his milk or juice and repeat 3 times a day. In addition, you can facilitate his healing if you will place 2 to 3 drops under his tongue. That is, if he can stand its taste. You can dilute it with virgin olive oil to soften its taste.
And here is ONE MORE ARTICLE that shows how this woman gives Oregano oil to her daughter. She uses a much higher amount than I previously thought was safe.
What Is the Flu*
- A 100 degree Fahrenheit (or higher) fever or feeling feverish (not everyone with the flu has a fever)
- A cough and/or sore throat
- A runny or stuffy nose
- Headaches and/or body aches
- Fatigue - where you cannot or do not want to get out of bed
If you have the flu (with no vomiting) read on. But if you are vomiting, then see the remedy forGastroenteritis (vomiting bug).
Natural Treatment For the Flu*
I have used wild oregano oil numerous times to prevent myself from contracting influenza as well as the extremely virulent vomiting bugs that sweep through our city at least twice per winter. When I had all three children under age nine, they were guaranteed to bring one of these viruses home from school.
Use this protocol to prevent contracting the flu, or, to heal the flu very quickly if you've already got it.
Watch this video where my daughter Zara (aged 5) and I show you exactly how to take wild oregano oil so you don't have to experience the burning sensation:
Jini's 7-Day Antiviral Wild Oregano Oil Protocol
- Take 5 drops every hour for 24 hours - begin this at the first exposure to the virus or first symptom. If you are sleeping, don't wake yourself up to take it, but let yourself sleep (which greatly assists your immune system). However, if you get up to go to the bathroom, etc. then take a double dose of 10 drops.
- Then take 10 drops every 3 hours, for 48 hours - again, if you are sleeping, don't wake yourself up to take it, but let yourself sleep (which greatly assists your immune system). However, if you get up to go to the bathroom, etc. then take a dose of 10 drops.
- Then take 10 drops, 3x/day for the next 2 days - just take the dose during waking hours.
- Take 5 drops, 3x/day for the next 2 days - just take the dose during waking hours.
- Take high dose probiotics for the next 2 weeks to repopulate your gut with good bacteria. Remember that wild oregano oil is antibiotic, as well as antiviral, so after a heavy dosage like this, you MUST balance the bacterial flora in your GI tract by flooding it with good bacteria. If you're taking the Natren probiotics that I recommend, this means you take 1 tsp of each powder, 3x/day OR 1 Healthy Trinity Capsule, 2x/day. Remember to use the powders if you are having more than 3 bowel movements per day - otherwise the transit time through your GI tract is too fast for the capsules to dissolve properly.
SOME REVIEWS FOR VITAMIN K SUPPLEMENT MENTIONED EARLIER ON THIS POST (with the words clotting or coagulation)