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by dihard
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: iron supplements
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Re: iron supplements

This is interesting. I'm curious if donating blood might have the opposite effect. I've read high iron can increase oxidative stress and create a lot of other issues.
by dihard
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Phytotherapy & Supplements
Topic: Histamine lowering probiotic strain regimen
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Supplements/medications other than vitamin C that directly mop up histamine?

Are there any other supplements/medications other than vitamin C that directly mop up histamine? Antihistamines blocks histamine receptors and quercetin/cromelin/curcumin stabilize mast cells, but is there anything that actually lowers serum histamine like C has been shown to? Unfortunately vitamin ...
by dihard
Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Phytotherapy & Supplements
Topic: Histamine lowering probiotic strain regimen
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Histamine lowering probiotic strain regimen

I definitely seem to have issues with bladder/urethral irritation with C. I've moved from buffered to ester-c which is even more buffered and just recently started going around a gram twice a day and felt urinary flow being impaired/painful. But C is definitely a much cheaper option to try first.
by dihard
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Phytotherapy & Supplements
Topic: Histamine lowering probiotic strain regimen
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Histamine lowering probiotic strain regimen

I recently seem to have become intolerant to certain foods that seem to match the histamine intolerance avoidance lists. Histamine is a possible factor in CPPS and from what I researched on big component of dealing with histamine intolerance is your gut flora. Apparently certain strains actually inc...
by dihard
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Phytotherapy & Supplements
Topic: Sulforaphane and Prostaphane
Replies: 1
Views: 576

Re: Sulforaphane and Prostaphane

I missed that a little later in the video Dr. Fahey mentions a US supplement he has worked with the company on. It has glucoraphanin+myrosinase which combine to create sulforaphane rather than directly containing sulforaphane like the Prostaphane but this have similar results. It's called Avmacol by...
by dihard
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Phytotherapy & Supplements
Topic: Sulforaphane and Prostaphane
Replies: 1
Views: 576

Sulforaphane and Prostaphane

Dr. Rhonda Patrick has a long 2.5 hour interview about sulforaphane. Sulforaphane is the beneficial substance in broccoli and may be the compound behind why the 'broccoli cure' works for some people (though quite hard to sustain). Dr Fahey is a respected researcher in this area and at 22:14 he talks...
by dihard
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Impotence, Erectile Dysfunction & Low Libido
Topic: Sexual dysfunction after Cystoscopy and prostatic massage
Replies: 10
Views: 742

Re: Sexual dysfunction after Cystoscopy and prostatic massage

I think a urethrogram is another option that wouldn't require another tube to go all the way up. They simply fill the urethra with contrast and take an x-ray and they can see any strictures or tears.
by dihard
Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Normast and Pelvilen
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Normast and Pelvilen

I recently found Palmitoylethanolamide on a nootropics site for much less than the overseas counterparts, around $30. This is one of the most trusted seller in the nootropics forums and sites like longecity so I believe it's legit and may give this a try. http://nootropicsdepot.com/pain-management/ ...
by dihard
Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Do we actually know why Prelief works?
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Do we actually know why Prelief works?

Interesting. Isn't that essentially what Elmiron is claiming to do, build up the urinary mucosal barriers? If prelief is able to do in a couple hours what Elmiron takes 6+ months to do with very little side effects that seems rather amazing. So far I have been using it very sparingly because these c...
by dihard
Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Do we actually know why Prelief works?
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Do we actually know why Prelief works?

"Prelief" is a pill or powder, containing calcium glycerophosphate, which prevents certain foods from causing heartburn for people who are susceptible to that. Prelief is used for preventing food-associated problems for people who suffer from interstitial cystitis; various sources blame unspecified ...
by dihard
Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Palmitoylethanolamide PEA (PeaPure and Normast)
Replies: 8
Views: 778

Re: Palmitoylethanolamide PEA (PeaPure and Normast)

mshaqal Did you ever take this and how did it go?

I see that this works by inhibiting mast cells. Do you think this would give any additional benefit to someone who is already using quercetin and vitamin c to control histamine issues?
by dihard
Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:10 am
Forum: Phytotherapy & Supplements
Topic: Beware 'buffered' vitamin C pH
Replies: 0
Views: 362

Beware 'buffered' vitamin C pH

I and I think many others use Buffered C and Ester-C interchangeably. However, today I tested a Buffered C I've been using expecting it to be fairly close to neutral when dissolved but it came out at a shockingly acidic 3.0. From what I've read Ester-C should be actually neutral so I think I'm going...
by dihard
Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Methylene blue and NO
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Methylene blue and NO

A pelvic pain specialist prescribed me Urogesic Blue which I believe is a similar combination antispasmodic/microbial/etc drug to Uribelle which has been mentioned here. It seems to be prescribed for women with IC mainly, and this doctor does work more with IC. One ingredient, though, is Methylene b...
by dihard
Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Phytotherapy & Supplements
Topic: Are enzymes actually absorbed into the bloodstream?
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: Are enzymes actually absorbed into the bloodstream?

Looking at this again, am I reading this correctly that of the 3grams a day over two days only 10.8 Micrograms (ie ~0.01 milligrams) of the bromelain made it into the bloodstream? That seems incredibly tiny.
by dihard
Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Favorite lube
Replies: 0
Views: 286

Favorite lube

What is your favorite lubricant to use for internal work? Do prefer gel or regular liquid lubes? Water based?