First, thank you to everyone who has written to send encouragement and support while I'm in the middle of this flare. I've gotten some really really great messages and I appreciate them all very much. I love you guys!
Over the past couple of days I've been doing some more research and a lot of reading on Dr. Vickery's site. (The man has such GOOD information!)
While I was doing some learning on the various viruses and so forth that are part of the attack of Fibromyalgia, CFS, and Allodynia I ran across some interesting information on hydrogen peroxide therapy of all things! Turns out that this is a well known subject in many homeopathic circles the impact of which is remarkable, so I want to share some information here for you.
** Note: I'm still looking to see if there are side effects to using h.p.t. with medications. I have not found satisfactory information yet. Make sure to do a lot of reading and investigation on the subject and that if you choose to try hydrogen peroxide therapy, you ONLY USE FOOD GRADE hydrogen peroxide. All other forms (including the 3% form you can get at the drug store) are NOT for internal use. It has to be food grade or nothing! Be safe and do LOTS of reading and asking questions first. This is one of the natural ways of healing that HAS to be taken very seriously and not fooled around with. There are 2 ways to use it; orally and intraveniously. There are pros and cons to both, so reading and investigation must be done before making a final decision. WARNING: DO NOT USE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE THERAPY IF YOU HAVE HAD A TRANSPLANT AS IT MAY CAUSE REJECTION OF THE ORGAN **
There is a very good article by Dr. David Williams on the benefits of hydrogen peroxide therapy. The full article can be found at http://www.whale.to/a/williams1.html The following is an excerpt from the article:
"Chlorination of drinking water removes oxygen. Cooking and over-processing of our foods lowers their oxygen content. Unrestrained antibiotic use destroys beneficial oxygen-creating bacteria in the intestinal tract. Dr. Johanna Budwig of Germany has shown that for proper cellular utilization of oxygen to take place, our diets must contain adequate amounts of unsaturated fatty acids. Unfortunately, the oils rich in these fatty acids have become less and less popular with the food industry. Their very nature makes them more biologically active, which requires more careful processing and gives them a shorter shelf-life. Rather than deal with these challenges, the food industry has turned to the use of synthetic fats and dangerous processes like hydrogenation.
It's obvious that our oxygen needs are not being met. Several of the most common ailments now affecting our population are directly related to oxygen starvation. Asthma, emphysema, and lung disease are on the rise, especially in the polluted metropolitan areas. Cases of constipation, diarrhea, intestinal parasites and bowel cancer are all on the upswing. Periodontal disease is endemic in the adult population of this country. Cancer of all forms continues to increase. Immune system disorders are sweeping the globe. Chronic fatigue, "Yuppie Flu" and hundreds of other strange viral diseases have begun to surface. Ironically, many of the new "miracle" drugs and nutritional supplements used to treat these conditions work by increasing cellular oxygen (oftentimes through H202 formation). For example, the miracle nutrient, Coenzyme Q10, helps regulate intercellular oxidation. Organic germanium, which received considerable publicity not too long ago, also increases oxygen levels at the cellular level. And even substances like niacin and vitamin E promote tissue oxidation through their dilation of blood vessels."
Here is another good article as well: http://www.garynull.com/Documents/Arthritis/Hydrogen_Peroxide_Therapy.htm
I wish you the very best,