It’s often said that 1) you have to measure your saliva pH when you first wake up in the morning to get an accurate pH measurement of your saliva pH and 2) before measuring morning saliva pH, be sure not to put anything at all in your mouth. These two are false. 1) You can get an accurate measurement of your saliva pH any time of the day so long as it's more than an hour after eating, drinking, or taking anything. 2) You should first rinse your mouth with plain water before measuring morning saliva pH; you want to measure fresh saliva, not 8 hour old saliva that’s been thoroughly mixed overnight with the ever growing bacteria in your mouth. Bacteria release acid which pushes your saliva pH down. You could measure morning saliva pH without rinsing your mouth and subtract from your morning saliva pH measurement to account for the acids bacteria released overnight. Finally, there's no advantage measuring your morning pH over any other time of the day. If you can get and keep your pH healthy for one time of the day, your pH will very likely be healthy all other times of the day.
The fact is that mushroom research is in its infancy. Very few human trials have been conducted. Many things kill cancer cells in the lab but that doesn't mean these killers will do anything beneficial for a cancer patient. amygdalin - laetrile Amygdalin is a naturally occurring cyanogenic glycoside . 'Laetrile' is a word created from the first letters of laevorotatory and mandelonitrile and describes a semi-synthetic form of amygdalin. Both laetrile and amygdalin have a common structural component, mandelonitrile , that contains cyanide. * Amygdalin is found in certain nuts (., bitter almonds), plants (., cassava), and the pits of certain fruits (., apricots and peaches). "Cyanide is thought to be the main anticancer component of laetrile [amygdalin]." * The Cochrane Collaboration (CC) , among others , warns: Due to possible cyanide poisoning, laetrile can be dangerous. The CC reviewed 69 studies that tested laetrile or amygdalin for the treatment of cancer and reported: The claims that laetrile or amygdalin have beneficial effects for cancer patients are not currently supported by sound clinical data. There is a considerable risk of serious adverse effects from cyanide poisoning after laetrile or amygdalin, especially after oral ingestion. The risk–benefit balance of laetrile or amygdalin as a treatment for cancer is therefore unambiguously negative. * (PubMed summary here .)
Scratching can cause severe damage to the skin. The cycle of itching and scratching is very difficult to break. To avoid scratching keep your nails as short as possible and file them down so that the jagged edges dont further aggravate the skin. Wear gloves when you sleep to prevent scratching at night. Try and keep your skin covered with clothing at most times, as this will offer some protection if you unwittingly scratch at the skin. Pinching or rubbing the skin instead of scratching is another option. Using a high quality moisturizing cream can also prevent scratching as this soothes the skin and relieves itching. Wear clothes made out of smooth breathable fabrics and use a mild detergent to wash. Avoid exposing your skin to any substances that could cause an allergic reaction such as metals, perfume, and beauty products.