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    I just read an interesting article on clay as a possible use for fighting drug-resistant infections like MRSA:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...w9g&refer=home

    The article makes mention of a French clay, so I did some digging and came across this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montmorillonite

    "Montmorillonite is also used in animal feeds as an anti-caking agent. Current research indicates that montmorillonite or bentonite has the ability to bind mycotoxins in the digestive system of animals as well as several bacteria in-vitro."

    I had no idea what mycotoxins were, but thankfully Wikipedia has the answer.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mycotoxins

    "Mycotoxin (from the Greek μύκης (mykes, mukos) "fungus") is a toxin produced by an organism of the fungus kingdom, which includes mushrooms, molds and yeasts."

    I personally think that rosacea is caused by some kind of fungal overgrowth, so maybe this helps to explain it further.

    By the way, I was taking bentonite about a month back and felt that it helped quite a bit with my digestion, which I think is the primary cause of my rosacea.

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    Yeah isn't that clay discovery cool? We really need new antibiotics, and yet there isn't really anyone developing any.
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    This has been in the news recently. They are studying alligators in their search for newer antibiotics to fight super-bugs.

    http://www.physorg.com/news126764714.html

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    I am taking bentonite clay for a candida overgrowth. The 'active ingredient' is montmorillonite.

    I take it as a 'shake' with psyllium.

    It is supposed to sweep through the colon, soaking up 'toxins', ....which you then pass into the national sewage system.

    Don't have any results to report just yet - have been doing it for 2 1/2 weeks. How many did you take per day, thatguy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMediumDog View Post
    I am taking bentonite clay for a candida overgrowth. The 'active ingredient' is montmorillonite.

    I take it as a 'shake' with psyllium.

    It is supposed to sweep through the colon, soaking up 'toxins', ....which you then pass into the national sewage system.

    Don't have any results to report just yet - have been doing it for 2 1/2 weeks. How many did you take per day, thatguy?
    I was taking some capsules (http://www.thecleansedcolon.com/) that included psyllium, bentonite, flax, apple, slippery elm, charcoal, and fennel. It actually doesn't say on the bottle how much is included in each, just that the serving per amount (7 capsules) is 5110 mg.

    The bottle/website seem sketchy, but it was recommended to me by a friend. You're supposed to take 7 of the capsules 4 times per day for a week. I didn't have any loose stools or annoying grumbling, but half of the time it felt like there was a brick inside of my intestines.

    I think the biggest problem of all with my digestion is the noise. I can deal with diarrhea, nausea and constipation, but sitting in a class or meeting while my stomach is making absurdly loud noises makes me anxious and is uncomfortable to say the least. It causes anxiety, which promotes the grumbling, and further fuels my anxiousness.

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    Steve,

    Take a look at this.

    http://ndicn.opmc.us/files/thursday/4.ppt

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    Steve,

    Take a look at this.

    http://ndicn.opmc.us/files/thursday/4.ppt
    Interesting, thanks. I have some mold in my bathroom that looks similar to the Stachybotrys (not as dense, though, it's just beginning to form on the ceiling.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve95301 View Post
    Interesting, thanks. I have some mold in my bathroom that looks similar to the Stachybotrys (not as dense, though, it's just beginning to form on the ceiling.)
    How would you go about treating someone exposed to something like that, assuming they've moved and are no longer exposed to the mold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    How would you go about treating someone exposed to something like that, assuming they've moved and are no longer exposed to the mold?
    Good question, maybe one of the medical types can answer it. I don't know the criteria to choose one antifungal over another.
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    My medical herbalist warned that mold growing in an area such as the bathroom can lead to internal mold.

    I think this is utterly ridiculous. It flouts several basic laws of physics, to start with.

    Thatguy, I really wouldn't bother pursuing treatment for such a supposed infection.

    I'm pretty open-minded, but you've got to draw a line somewhere.

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