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#1 of 11 Old 06-27-2004, 02:06 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I have been battling thrush off and on since my daughter was 3 weeks old. We have beent threw Nystatin and Diflucan but I think its coming back where can I buy the grapefruit seed extract I would like to try it and see if it works.

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You ought to be able to pick this up at any healthy food store like Wild Oats or Whole Foods or a local one. If you're not near one, you can always order it online through one of these stores.

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I wholeheartedly recommend Candex. It's an enzyme treatment for candida that works wonders. You can find it at health food stores. I have also been battling thrush since my baby's birth & a maintenance dose of Candex is the only thing that keeps it at bay. Warning - it is pricey, but imo well worth it.
I learned about it from another MDC mama, so if you do a search you'll find more info.

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FWIW - I have heard that organic grapefruit extract does not work anything like the stuff you can currently buy. For some reason it is not the anti-microbal that commercial grapefruit seed extract is. I understand they're doing the research to try and figure out why, but it weirded me out and I thought you might like to know before using it on your breasts while breastfeeding. My concern is that it is actually a concentration of pesticides from commercial farming, rather than some wonderful quality of the grapefruit seed itself.
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Hot mama- I would like to know where you got that info. I can't find anything about it on the internet.
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I am thinking and looking...I don't remember where I read that. It was a source I trusted, but I don't think I was reading the original research. It was here or the continuum concept listserve, I think. I'm getting ready for dh to leave the country, a week long music festival with dd, and then we leave the country to join dh, so I'm not sure I'll find it before we leave. I will keep looking when I have time.

In the meantime, enjoy at least ten minutes of topless sunbathing a day.
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I just started taking GSE....so this post sent me on a google hunt to find more info. This is all I came up with, but its enough for me...

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/q...&dopt=Abstract
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Yikes! That is similar to what I heard, but more detailed. Thanks for finding it.
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Well, I swear by grapefruit seed extract--it does many things, including kill yeast. It actually helps with acne and warts. No kidding.
I wouldn't give it up. Plus, be sure to read the ingredients.

You can get it on line at:
www.imhotepinc.com

Be sure to copy this link exactly--I've made the mistake of typing in something SIMILAR but not exact, and ended up with a porn site. LOL!

You can order on line or call (I always call and order enough for a discount) and they are very friendly and knowledgeable about their products.
Shipping is cheap, fast and efficient.
And no, I don't work for this company!
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Here read this link:

http://www.nutriteam.com/faq.htm

This is the part that clears up the confusion:

Newsgroups and email groups have received postings to the effect that GSE contains Triclosan, Benzelthonium Chloride, or Methyl Paraben. The source of this type of report comes from both Germany... and Japan, where Citricidal is not approved for human consumption. A more recent attack on GSE can be found at this link. The reason is that Citricidal is very similar in molecular weight to both Benzelthonium Chloride and Triclosan, both of which are effective disinfectants, but are toxic to human and animal life. In Germany their test for BC, Triclosan, and M.Paraben comes up positive(which is more correctly called a "false positive") and in Japan, the same is happening for Triclosan. USDA found benzelthonium chloride in its 2001 test. Was this a simple error or a deliberate attempt to scare people away from Citricidal and Nutribiotic products?

Meanwhile, Citricidal has been tested for the presence of these toxins by independent labs, and has been proven clean. (Ex: Weston Gulf Coast Laboratories, Inc., University Park, IL, test completed in March of 1992. Tested for heavy metals, Cyanides, Pesticides and PCBs and Benzelkonium Chloride. Results: None Detected.) In fact, the accusations about triclosan(used in many dish and hand soaps in the US) became so frequent a few years ago, that Citricidal began specifically testing each batch of GSE for its absense, and providing a Certificate of Analysis to that effect.

The truth is, Citricidal is not only effective, it has been in use for many years. If these allegations had any validity, there certainly would be a history of complaints and judgements against the product, and it would have been removed from the market many years ago. Triclosan has recently been compared to "Agent Orange" in toxicity. The EPA rates triclosan as "highly toxic". The US FDA made inspections of the Nutribiotic manufacturing facility back in the 1990's and found no chemical preservatives; and the formula is the same today.
Such rumours are false, and are not a threat to those armed with accurate information. The test reports from Germany and Japan and the USDA are certainly bothersome, but they have produced "false positives", not accurate profiles. The vast body of evidence from many years of use by thousands of satisfied consumers, doctors, manufacturers, and veterinarians, speaks most loudly against such reports. (The German report, linked above, does suggest that some suppliers of "GSE" may, in fact, be fraudulent. But Citricidal and NutriBiotic GSE are both proven, safe, and effective products.)

Hope's mom--I still believe in GSE too!
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I love my GSE and used it on both my son and I to treat thrush! Worked great.
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