Olive Leaf Tea?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Mikie, May 3, 2003.

  1. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Because the olive leaf extract would block the Guai, I have written to Claudia at Dr. St. Amand's website to ask if the tea is OK to drink. Has anyone tried the tea and been helped by it? Typically, herbal teas are OK on the Guai protocol.

    Love, Mikie
  2. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Hoping to hear from someone who has tried this.

    Love, Mikie
  3. sunnilar

    sunnilar New Member

    Hi Still Somewhat new here with of course lot's of question's. I id a search yesterday came up with the tea and it seems to be cheap at one place I found. (really Cheap) Anyway sorry for babbling I was wondering the same thing. Sonya
  4. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    I know where to buy the tea, but I'm not sure if it's allowed on the Guai treatment, so I have e-mailed Dr. St. A's nurse about it. I think most herbal teas are OK.

    What I want to know is whether anyone here has tried it and whether it's anywhere nearly as beneficial as the extract.

    Love, Mikie
  5. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Hoping someone will see this who has tried the tea.

    Love, Mikie
  6. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Hoping someone has tried the tea.

    Anyone? Anyone?

    Beuler? Beuler? LOL

    Love, Mikie
  7. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    All supplements which are concentrated extracts of plant material block the Guai, but usually, one can drink an herbal tea made from plant material. One can use fresh herbs in cooking but mush wear gloves to harvest them. I know it sounds weird, but that's just the Guai treatment. If you want to know more, read Dr. St. Amand's book, "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About FIBROMYALGIA."

    I had to stop at the healthfood store for low-carb bread (only 4 gms. a slice :) and decided to pick up a bottle of the tincture. I just made a cup of tea with it and it is delicious. The people at the store use the tincture to make tea.

    I am waiting to complete my research on antiviral treatments so I can share them with my PCP and physiatrist. My rheumy just dropped out of my ins. plan and that leaves only one overworked rheumy in town. If I can use the psysiatrist as my specialist to write my Klonopin, I will be happy. He knows nothing about HHV-6 and is supposed to be boning up on it. In the meantime, I will print out, highlight, and annotate what I have learned. Same with my PCP. If no one wants to address my Herpes-family suspected viral infection, I will ask to see an infectious disease doc. Problem is that the one I wanted to see is with the same group as my rheumy. I may need to look around. My PCP is a really good guy and I suspect either he or the physiatrist will come through for me.

    My surgery was probably a double blessing because I went into complete remission while on the Famvir the surgeon insisted I take prior to the surgery. I still have some fatigue, but I am also still feeling better than every.

    I am looking for something antiviral which I can take which is less expensive than the Famvir. The Famvir is $12.50 a pill. Outrageous!

    Love, Mikie
  8. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    is an antiviral drug for Herpes-family viruses. I only got a ten-day supply. That is why I am trying to find other antiviral things, besides my zapper, until my docs get up to speed. The Famvir is waaaaay too expensive to be taking on an ongoing basis.

    Strength of tea versus extracts is only part of the thing with the Guai. It has to do with food versus extracts and the fact that foods are broken down in the stomach and intestines. Our bodies are able to excrete sals through our intestines, but not through our kidneys. That is why we can eat all the herbs we want but cannot take them in extracted form. Of course, this does go back to the strength of extracts versus the weaker teas. I have a feeling that the benefits of the tea are limited.

    The Guai treatment is for life or until a cure is found. Once one has eliminated all the phosphate debris in the soft tissues, it is possible to reduce the dose to a maintenance dose of about 600 mgs. a day. BTW, one needn't be on the Guai treatment to use calcium to help rid the body of phosphate debris. Taking a calcium tablet with each meal will help the body excrete the phosphates through the intestines.

    Love, Mikie