Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Dick Van Dyke
- J. From Singapore
- Loren's Friend
- Sheila's Husband
03/20/2013: Nech from Kimball, Sd: "Thanks for you input Oscar... However, my husband has seen the cardiologist more than once due to other issues similar to this one in the past. He's done more than one stress test on the treadmill, done the heart monitor more than once and he's..."
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J. From Singapore
12/18/2010: J. from Singapore: "Hi Ted
Am a member of earthclinic, where you contribute a lot. Please advise what supplements can help my conditions..
Symptoms of ENT problems :-
Ear - tinnitus buzzing/ringing, sore ear canals
Nose - very dry nasal passages (had a lot of mucus in my twenties, now in my forties all mucus has dried up), bleeding from my nasopharynx, nose canals bleed easily, gnawing pains from my nasopharynx area.
Throat - sore throat, blood in sputum
Headaches - weird head pains seem to be connected to my nasopharynx area also
I am worried as symptoms seem to be worsening. what can I take to stop the unnatural bleedings and cause the inflamed tissues to heal and restored to normal?
e.g. will taking bloodroot internally help? I have been using saline nasal rinse, but tissues seem to be still dry. please advise urgently. will provide more info as needed, thanks."
12/23/2010: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear J:
Often dryness of the nasal is connected to metabolic acidosis, low vitamin A, low potassium, and low glutathione. This may be helped perhaps by taking potassium citrate or potassium carbonate roughly 1/4 teaspoon after meals 30 minutes twice a day. Vitamin A 25000 iu a day may also support so moisture a little. A good glutathione supplement is best taken as N acetyl cysteine form at 1000 mg a day. To allow reduce bleeding vitamin k I might use between 100 to 300 mcg a day. Smelling perfumes for some reason reduces or stop nose bleed. Taking supplements such as aloe vera oil 1 teaspoon or 1/8 teaspoon of beta sitosterol and helps healing. Ringing of ears maybe due to dryness of ear or taking too much pain killers or restricted circulation to the ears. Stopping pain killers, taking 400 mg vitamin B1, taking 1/ 2 teaspoon of baking soda 30 minutes after meal and taking magnesium chloride, magnesium glycinate might be helpful at 100 to 200 mg a day. Often if nerve transmission is weak you can get tinnitus bought on by dryness of nasal area. In most cases it is helpful to take vitamin c 500 mg 4 times a day for a 2 or 3 months to help healing. It is also helpful for healing if 1000 mg of lysine and 1000 to 2000 mg of glutamine. This supplement is used for me in healing of damage tissues.
07/09/2012: Janice from Pensacola, Fl, United States: "Please help me! A friend of mine is severely ill for about 3 years now. The problem they think it is his colon. He has chronic pain in his right side, sometimes vomits, some weight loss, is always tired and is weak. Also he has chronic infections. The last time he was in the hospital his major organs started to shut down. The doctors had to put him in a coma for 3 or 4 days to save his life. He left the hospital free of infection. He told me he has had infection in 45% of his body and has died 3 times. His infection is back hes in a lot more pain now, tired and weak. He is now considering getting a wheelchair. He is 35 years old with the body of a 65 year old now.
The first week of July he spent a week at his parents house which is a few hours away from his house and he did amazingly well. I am wondering if something in his home environment is causing this. The doctors have no clue what this is and he has spent years on antibiotics, pain pills and other meds. He says his immune system sometimes gets low. I am in florida and he is in utah so I cant be there to help him. Please can you help us remove the infection at least? No it is not diverticulitis. I am afraid he is dying."Replies
07/09/2012: Oxygenman from Jackson, Mi replies: "Your friend is being bombarded by toxins and anaerobic microbes!!! I had colon cancer (which I cured with the drip therapy from hydrogen peroxide) and it doesn't sound like that but it doesn't matter because he is being over run by bad bugs which means his body is being deprived of active oxygen in the blood!! And you can only get this healing effect by 35% foodgrade hydrogen peroxide or ozone. Anti-biotics has burnt out his immune system and the bad thing about this is that it kills the good bugs (aerobic) also. I'm on fb and I have a health site called "better health by undrstanding the cause" if you want to learn more."
07/10/2012: Julie from Queensbury, New York replies: "He should have his home checked for mold. I was very ill in a new home. It had two types of toxic black mold! I had to sell the house!"
07/10/2012: Cp from Fort Ierce, Fl/united States replies: "Mold in his home."
07/10/2012: Vivi from Atlanta, Ga replies: "Right side pain around waist and vomits can come from gallstones. Check if he was tested with ultrasound or CT scan for the gallstones.
In http://immunerecovery.net/ clinic they can help him to boost the immune system with large dose of liquid vit C and/or large dose of colloidal silver. They treat all patients, not cancer only. There are other places too where they may use colloidal silver or other type of antifungal treatment.
If his case if fungus - he may get some help from GSE (grapefruit seed extract) and H2O2. How to use both products is described in other places on EarthClinic. Very strict anti-fungus diet is essential. I recommend to read The Body Ecology Diet, which is very good start to get familiar with anti-yeast products. There is a lot of places on the web taking about anti-yeast diet, however the book sums up all that. GSE and H2O2 alone without diet want work. If he decides to use GSE and/or H2O2 please start slowly, from 2, 3 drops per day. Use ONLY food grade H2O2 from a health food store, 35%. He will also need strong probiotic supplements, for example saccharomyces boulardii with MOS.
Often I use EarthClinc search engine to quickly find out what I am looking for."
07/10/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Janice, I know you said your friend is in Utah. Can he find out if there are any far infrared saunas that he can use in the area. You say he has chronic infections and improved when he left his home so something there most likely poisoned him. Some are mentioning molds but it could be any number of things if he is very sensitive. Far infrared saunas can detox heavy metals, chemicals, molds- a whole host of toxic substances. I am not going to go blow by blow but instead will give you a link that is very well written on how much this type of sauna can do for us.
I know that the article only endorses a certain far infrared sauna but I know the one I use once to twice a week is an amazing far infrared sauna that also has the wonderful benefit of no EMF's another type of toxicity! The name of the company is called Clearlight Saunas. You can read about those at healwithheat.com. Many of the top doctors use them to heal patients including Dr. Brian Clements who has Hippocrates Health Institute in Florida. Hope this information helps. I wish him the best, Lisa"
07/11/2012: Jennifer from Sunrise, Fl, Usa replies: "Janice, Has he been checked for chronic appendicitis? Pain on the right side, vomiting, weakness, malaise, lethargy (especially if coupled with a lack of appetite) all are symptoms of chronic appendicitis, with the pain in the right side being the biggest red flag (usually people feel it just to the right of the belly button, but when I had my appendicitis mine was on the very lower right quadrant of my abdomen). Two tests that doctors do to test for appendicitis is to press gently into his right side where the pain is located to see if he "guards" (reflexively tenses up) or, you can tap his abdomen on his left side to see if he feels any pain in his right. Also, if he feels more uncomfortable when he moves or walks then when he's staying still then that's a very strong sign it might be the appendix.
As opposed to acute appendicitis (the medical emergency kind), chronic appendicitis (also called "rumbling" or "grumbling" appendicitis) is more low-grade and comes and goes over a period of time. Chronic appendicitis is a condition that often goes undiagnosed but causes real problems for people. He may have to insist on getting a CT scan so they can check to see if his appendix is inflamed.
Has he tried using ACV daily? Depending on whether his gastric system can handle it or not, it might be helpful because it keeps the body in an alkaline state, warding off infections. I took some ACV when I had appendicitis and it seemed to help until I could get to the ER.
I hope this helps. Good luck to you, Jennifer"
07/11/2012: Carly from Seattle, Wa - Usa replies: "Or.... He could have none of those specific symptoms mentioned in another post - and just have a horrid stomach ache, back pain, with a fever with chills. I had my appendix rupture, with sepsis. Almost died. All I could remember was all of the medical personel asking me if I had thrown up. (I had not). Apparently if you do not throw up it is not presenting as appendix. Whatever. The ER decided to keep me as my white blood cells were "a bit high".
My 70 year old doctor said it was the worst case he had ever seen. Drainage tubes and morphine and a week stay in the hospital...
Just to say - not everything presents in a "classic" or "textbook" manner. Keep pushing if you are not comfortable with what you are being told. The sick person is worn down, and needs an advocate.... a strong one who won't take no answer for an answer.
01/05/2012: Jarc59 from Affton, Missouri, United States: "My son has been going through a lot. He has been vomiting every few nights for almost 3 months now, having lots of diarrhea, and weird stools, but during the day is 100% happy and healthy and eats normally (for a 2 year old). The other day, his stool was black mucous like and had things that looked exactly like red kidney beans in it. I have been going through so much with him, that I decided to mush the bean looking things and they mushed just like an uncooked bean. He has not eaten anything that looks remotely like them. The pediatrician just wants me to wait and see if it happens again and we do have a g.i. specialist appointment later this month, but I would LOVE to know what is going on with my baby!"Replies
01/05/2012: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "What is his diet like?"
04/12/2011: Jennifer from Venice, California: "The past few days I have had a weird cell-phone like vibration on the left side of my pelvic area. It feels like a cell phone is vibrating there! It doesn't happen all the time, just on and off mostly when I am standing or walking. I put my symptoms into google and it turns out that many women experience the same thing! Funny that they all describe it as a phantom cell phone vibration! The closest thing I can find out about this mystery vibration is that it may be fasiculations of the pelvic floor muscles or a problem with the psoas muscle. The most successful treatment appears to be a chiropractic maniuplation. I have had some sciatica issues off and on over the past few years, but nothing too serious. Besides visiting a chiropractor which I will do if this doesn't stop, does anyone have any remedy suggestions that might help? Thank you very much. Oh there it goes again. I guess it happens sitting down too! 1 second, then stops. Ovary region. Help!"Replies
04/13/2011: Sand from Atlanta, Ga replies: "Had a fluttering feeling in my left pubic area(maybe this is what you're describing as a "cell phone vibration") Don't think mine was that strong but definitely felt something. Found out later through ultrasound that a fibroid was found in that area on the uterus and on the cervix. Your situation could be totally different but you may want to check into it."
11/15/2010: Jmh from North Pole, Ak: "Several years ago I had a case of what I think was athletes foot. I was able to get rid of it, but then I developed a skin problem on my feet which includes burning, tingling, a "crawling" feeling on my soles, shiny redness, and extreme sensitivity to pressure - if I kick something, it hurts many times more than it should! Has anyone ever seen or heard of this and if so, have you found something that works to get rid of it?"Replies
02/12/2011: Kelly from Cinti, Ohio replies: "Hi JMH, I can tell you what I used to treat a big toe that had athletes foot fungus so bad that squeezing the toenail caused a brown pus to come out from under the toenail (sorry to be so graphic) and the toenail itself was black. Believe it or not, from advise of a poster on EC, I took about a tbsp. of vapo-rub (brand no-matter) and mixed it with a crushed clove of garlic (fresh). Wait 10 min after crushing garlic before mixing to get full benefit of enzyme. I kid you not, there was a dramatic change in just 24 hrs. Totally gone in 1.5 to 2 days. I forgot to mention, I also wrapped the toe in a loose but secure bandage. If you suspect fungus as the culprit try this. It is harmless to you but, great to kill fungus. Make up a bit of it (about 3 tbsp. vapo rub w/a clove or 2 of garlic crushed and layer on foot w/a sock on ovenight."
11/09/2012: Juno from Boulder, Co, Usa: "Hi--does anyone have any ideas? For the last couple of years, my husband, my son (early 20s) and I have had multiple health issues, but recently my son's health has become much worse. He is suffering from a very bad anxiety disorder and so far has not responded very well to traditional drugs. At the moment, I cannot imagine a straight withdrawal from these drugs (lithium, zyprexa)--so please don't suggest that, but I am wondering if there might be something else going on. All three of us have lost weight that might best be described as looking like we have very little body fat and very strangely, all of us seem to have lost pinkish facial/skin color. We all look quite pale, even in the middle of a recent Colorado summer. My husband and I, at least, eat quite healthily (and so I am doubtful this is entirely due to some nutritional deficiency) and we have always loved being outdoors. In addition, our nails are very brittle. Any thoughts/ideas are welcome--thank you so much for looking!"Replies
11/09/2012: Anon from Anon replies: "Hi, Sounds like various deficiencies - you could get a hair analysis done. Low b vitamins and low d can give anxiety/ depression. If you are pale with brittle nails it could be iron deficiency but you need a test. Where does your water come from? How are your neighbours? Just a few thoughts.. A hyperthyroidism causes weight loss.. Where my parents live my dad who was fit died of bladder cancer within 6 months his next door neighbour ( 10 years younger and very fit) died the following year of colon cancer very quickly the lady next door now has breast cancer and the lady opposite has some sort of blood cancer- yes they are all over 60 but could it be something in the water? My mum is fine but then she takes thyroxine( acts like iodine?) due to having a Thyroid partially removed decades ago.."
11/09/2012: Rob from Manhattan, Ny replies: "1st thoughts are housing contaminants.. I would have your home tested for Radon, EMF, and mold, and water. Your living in Boulder Co. Where it appears that Radon levels are higher than average... check these to rule them out....
11/09/2012: Oscar from Syracuse, New York, Usa replies: "Because you say all of your family is having health problems I do think there MIGHT be something toxic in your environment. It could be the water. I only drink distilled water because I know my tap water is not safe. So that is an easy one to resolve. You simply buy safe water. I have been buying the Poland Springs brand of distilled water. Try that and see if it helps. There is also the issue of volitile organic compounds that might be a problem in your home. This is a more difficult problem to identify and remedy. Start with the water and see if that resolves this problem or not....Oscar"
11/09/2012: Oscar from Syracuse, New York, Usa replies: "A quick follow up to my earlier posting:
There is the RADON poisoning issue also. And Colorado is one of the areas that has this problem. There are inexpensive radon test devices you can purchase to determine if radon is a problem in your home. There are remedies if this is a problem in your home. You can learn about radon in Colorado here:
Trying to help, ...Oscar"
11/12/2012: Juno from Boulder, Co, Usa replies: "Anon; thanks for your reply and the suggestions. I doubt it's low Bs or D as I take both of those in good quality supplements (and have very good diet and am outdoors quite a lot). Could be water (neighbors are all fine, to my knowledge) and hair analysis is another thought. Thanks again!"
11/12/2012: Juno from Boulder, Co, Usa replies: "Thank you, Oscar. Water is a possibility although it is supposed to be good in this area. I will check on it."
11/12/2012: Juno from Boulder, Co, Usa replies: "Thanks to you too, Rob! And yes, we have had house checked for radon and level is supposedly acceptable..."
02/13/2011: Kac from Winds0r, Ontario, Canada: "Hi
Been feeling this serious abdominal pains and discomfort over years. Been feeling pains, bubbling noise (abdomen cramping), feeling of pelvic muscle tighting and feeling heaviness in abdominal region, and lastly feeling fever for it sprouts out burning sensation... These constantly and continously happen! Kindly respond asap for your positive advises are welcome. Thanks in advance! "
02/16/2011: Merryanne from Orange City, Florida, Usa replies: "It sounds like you are eating something that is not good for you! I suggest you try elimenating different things out of your diet, start with a glutin free diet first.
Merryanne in Central FL"
12/21/2010: Karamjit from London, England: "Hi ted its karamjit here, I really need help. From last 2 month I have little pain in my upper back in left side I was using creams, pain killers and hot water bottle. I am working in cloth shop whole day heavy lifting bags folding cloths makes it worse. Slowly slowly it spread through my neck and behind the ear. I took painkiller and its ok. But last week suddenly I feel dizziness and I fell on bed. When I woke up my body was stretch. Doctor think it is migraine but they find it acute muscle spasm in my upper back , I got cough but I cannot blood is coming with mucus. Problem in sitting, walking eating and speaking They took my neck x ray and ct scan , nothing find out. Now I am only on painkillers and just waiting for the appointment of back pain physiotherapist. I am on bed from , last 1 week totally unable to do my daily routine, Please help me Doctors say it will recover in 6-8 week but I caanot lie on bed, I will lost my job. Please help me asap. I will wait for your reply.
12/22/2010: Sara from The Beach, Canada replies: "I'm sorry if this has already been looked at, but has anyone thought to check your heart. Some of these symptoms are early warning signs of heart attack."
12/22/2010: Calista from Zagreb, Croatia replies: "Apply Castor Oil several times a day on painful parts of your body. It alleviates pain."
07/13/2012: Kathy from Blue Point, N.y.: "I would like to address my post to Ted, or anyone else in our situation! My husband has been ill for several yrs, can hardly walk, has now developed slightly slurred speech, has been to many neurologists, ALS was just recently ruled out, currently seeing a Dr.who suspects one of the Cerebellar Ataxias. He has an Aunt & Uncle on his father's side that passed away from an unknown neurological disease. Possible Ataxia. We are scared to death, he has already been tested by Athena lab, & came back negative, however we were told there are new genes currently being added, he may still have it? He will soon undergo a brain pet scan. Is there any treatment he can possibly try?"Replies
07/13/2012: Louwrence from Rustenburg, North West, South Africa replies: "Hi Kathy, Please look up Sharry Edwards on the net & contact her, she is probably the only person who will get to the root of the cause & get your husband back to leading a normal life. Just type in her name. At least go to her website & then decide. She has cured the incurable & no dangerous drugs are involved."
07/13/2012: Reader from Los Angeles replies: "I wish I could help with telling you what this could be but I don't have a clue. I read your post and immediately thought of a case where a young girl was having similar issues followed by actual seizures. She took black walnut tincture for two weeks and the seizures reduced dramatically and after 3 months were extremely rare. In your case, if I were face the same issues, I would try the black walnut cleans as outlined by Dr. Hulda Clark. Do a web search and beware of the nay-sayers of her method. There are vids online and personal testimonials of just how effective the protocol is for a variety of issues. Good luck be yours!"
07/13/2012: Heather from Leicester replies: "Hi, it sounds a bit like myasthenia gravis - my mums best friend at college developed it in the 1950s - they were at teacher training college for sports teachers and she became weak on her feet- my mum said the first symptoms were the fact that she couldn't pronnounce the w in her sister Wendy's name and also she lost the strength in her arms to for example put clothes away in wardrobe and then walk. Nowadays I think this is a deficiency disease. You husband could have a hair analysis to look at deficiencies like copper. Even Alzheimer's could be a deficiency disease.. Best wishes x"
03/27/2011: Kathy from Cavite, Philippines: "hi my name is Kathy I just delivered my second baby cs section this feb. 2011 after one month began to experience burping that really dont stop.. And having problem sleeping its like I'm choking to death. Coughing wont stop.. somethings blocking throat and I have chest pain and having shortness of breath..
please help me.. I cant take care of my baby bec. my conditions."Replies
03/28/2011: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "try "inclined bed therapy", google it, it costs nothing."
03/28/2011: Bill from San Fernando, San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Kathy... You have a cough, blocked throat and constant burping which could be caused by the bronchial flap in your throat functioning incorrectly. This bronchial flap automatically closes when you swallow food or mucus to prevent swallowed matter going into your trachea and lungs.
If your bronchial flap is infected with bacteria, then it will not work properly and may be swollen or displaced creating a blockage -- which is what may be causing the coughing and burping. You probably picked up this infection in the hospital when you had your baby by cs.
You must first go to a doctor to get this problem diagnosed and confirmed properly as soon as possible. Ask for a bronchioscopy. This will not be expensive.
To help kill the infection:
* 2 tablespoons ACV(Organic Apple Cider Vinegar) then add 1/4 -- 1/2 tspn of Baking Soda in a half glass of water 3 times a day. You can buy _____'s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda (Arm & Hammer brand) in the SM mall supermarkets. Add the Baking Soda until the fizzing stops. If you cannot afford the ACV then just use ordinary vinegar or rice vinegar -- called DATU PUTI -- instead of the ACV. This will also kill the bacteria. Sip this mixture slowly to bath your throat in order to kill the bacteria.
* One teaspoon of Milk of Magnesia in a glass of water twice a day. You can also add 5 drops of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide(10% by volume) to this mixture for greater effect. This will also help kill any bacteria or pathogens in your throat and can even kill MRSA. Sip this slowly too.
* Drink fresh coconut milk on its own or with added fruit juice(fresh). The coconut oil in the milk will both strengthen the immune system and will also help to kill the throat bacteria.
Some ideas for you -- but you MUST first go to a doctor first to get your problem diagnosed properly as soon as possible since your ailment interferes with your breathing and could be life-threatening."
[QUESTION] 03/07/2010: Lisa from Marrakech, Morocco: "Burning, red face
I need help diagnosing a problem my husband has been having on and off for the last 3 months. The skin around his lips and on his cheeks is bright red and the burning is VERY intense. He is olive skinned, but it looks like he has a terrible sunburn. Now it has become very dry and the skin is peeling off. His cheeks are somewhat swollen, too. At first we suspected he needed to detox and he has been taking herbs for that, but the condition keeps getting worse. He did see a doctor who did some bloodwork and an ultrasound on his abdomen and everything checked out fine. We are desperate for any ideas. It doesn't look anything like rosacea, but after doing an internet search, I can find nothing similar to what he has. We are living in a foreign country and I don't have a whole lot of faith in the doctors being able to diagnose this. Any ideas would be appreciated!"Replies
03/07/2010: Tinkerbell from Austin, Tx replies: "Sounds to me like a horrible case of dermatitis or eczema. You should get extra virgin coconut oil and have him take it as a supplement as well as put it on as lotion all over his face. It's either that which is a great natural treatment or you can pay hundreds of $ on steroid creams which work too but also have major health side offects. Your choice :) hope this helps."
EC: Warning re: coconut oil! Two people recently reported a terrible rash as a result of applying coconut oil!
03/08/2010: Merryanne from Orange City, Florida, Usa replies: "Hello Lisa,,,this would be only a guess but if you are in a climate that is hot, he may either have a fungus or skin mites or an allergy to something, go to the ailments section and read about them, and treatments,,good luck,, Merryanne"
03/08/2010: Piper from Toronto, On Canada replies: "I had this last week. Skin looks and feels like a chemical burn. Little blisters/pimples on lips. It is rosacea. I had it once before and it was like an itchy, bad acne break out. This bout was just as you described. I couldn't put the medication cream on, my skin was so raw. I just hydrated it, tried to get it to heal. Didn't go out because it looked bad and I couldn't cover it up with makeup. You can read how I treated under Rosacea."
EC: Rosacea remedies page is here: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/rosacea.html
03/08/2010: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "I had this experience numerous times after I separated from my first husband. It would flare up and then linger for about a month. The bouts would occur when I was under incredible stress which of course, often happens in a separation or divorce. My skin all around my mouth would turn flaming red and puff up and distend! It was horrible and painful as the skin would be so taut it was hard to move my mouth and talk. It would then calm down after a couple of days and then the skin would completely dry out and then the process of peeling would begin. I would just try to keep it hydrated. In the swollen process it hurt first and then was followed with itching. Mine was completely related to emotions. Is your husband under a lot of stress? Emotions are very powerful things and equally important to our health as well as what we eat. BTW, a year into separation and finding my bearings, I have never had another bout with this again.
Hope this gives you some insight into another facet, Peace, Lisa"
01/14/2011: Loren from Queens , Ny: "Hi everyone: I do hope someone can help me out here. One of my best friend's daughter who is 9yrs has suddenly got very ill. She first complained of feeling dizzy which got worse to the point where she cannot go to school anymore. Also she constantly complains of stomachache and the whole week passes without her having a bowel movement. Every test possible was done but docs cannot find anything wrong with her. Any info/opinion on whats going on here would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Ec. You guys are the best!!!"Replies
01/15/2011: Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines replies: "Hi Loren... The symptoms you give are not much to go on, but the stomach ache, hard stools etc could relate to intestinal/liver problems or even candida.
Since the doctors are unable to diagnose the problem what I would do is get a sample of the girl's stool and have it analysed for things like candida, IBS, H. Pylori etc. The second thing I would do is get a hair sample from the girl in question and have it properly analysed for mineral/vitamin deficiencies (not expensive). This will give you a much better idea about her rea problems and condition.
The last thing I would do is to protect the young girl's liver -- since this could also contribute to her intestinal problems. Taking Alpha Lipoic Acid, Selenium and Milk Thistle(taken with Vitamins C, E and Vitamin B50 is also beneficial and synergistic) will help to protect and revive the young girl's liver. This also helps to generate Glutathione which works to remove poisons and toxins from the blood -- also highly protective for the liver. Giving the girl Virgin Coconut Oil capsules will help to revive her intestines, soften her stools and also will help to protect her liver. I used VCO when I had candida - and when I had candida I also had very infrequent bowel movement and stools like concrete -- which was completely and gently softened by the VCO in just over a week.
See these links here for more information:
If you have confirmation that the girl is suffering from systemic candida -- then follow the candida protocol here:
At the moment I can't really tell you for sure what the little girl is suffering from -- not enough diagnostic info."
01/15/2011: Loren from Queens, Ny replies: "Bill from San Fernando: Thank you for your prompt response to my query. I really am grateful. I'll forward this post to my friend and hopefully this can help them during this difficult time. Thank you once again and I am sorry I could not give you more info to work with. As I mentioned, the docs are not saying much. God Bless"
09/26/2010: Luke from Chino, Ca: "EarthClinic please help. I have bed-ridden for the past two years. I received my latest lab results yesterday. Here are a couple that caught my eye:
Serum Chloride - 97 mmol/L (RANGE: 97-108)
Serum Calcium - 10. 1 mg/dL (RANGE: 8. 7-10. 2)
Serum Prolactin - 21 ng/mL (RANGE: 3-18)
I am a 22 year old male, weighing in at an alarming 130 lbs. I have lost about 25 pounds of weight over the course of two (2) years, not trying. Luke"
09/27/2010: Tricia from Ireland replies: "Luke-you need to provide more information. Blood result levels will vary for every individual. Some people are naturally high or low in some components. Elevated prolactin levels can cause problems but this would not be the reason you are bed ridden. Let the readers of the site know more about your symptoms and what has been ruled out to date and they may be able to be more helpful."
09/30/2010: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "The blood tests won't mean much for me. I need to know why bedridden. Weight loss due to an unknown disease of sometime spells immune issue, where the body steals glutamine, needed to fight off a disease. Usually a person with a severe weight loss, if disease is determined also is sometimes gained by taking some amino acid such as glutamine, alkalization, hydrogen peroxide, and most of all vitamin B complex, B50. An under arm temperature lower then 98 degree celsius on average or most of the day usually is low Basal Metabolism as being the cause of thyroid, and hence a natural thyroid is helpful, as well as 1 drop x 3 lugols solution. However, there is not enough information here to know why being bedridden. The numbers are still within the range except for prolactin, is sometimes due to high stress, but not really too high.
09/16/2011: Etexan from Houston, Texas replies: "Luke, have your parathyroid hormone checked out. High serum calcium is one of the indicators of this disease. http://www.parathyroid.com/
Please read through this website first though. Lots of great info on this hidden disease. Good luck."
12/19/2011: Mallyboo013 from Coon Rapids, Mn, Us: "I woke up this morning to find that the whole bottom of my face, chin and cheeks, are numb and swollen. My right ear is ringing and loud noise makes it ringing loud and makes my head pound. I have no pain in my ear but I can tell that it is plugged up and I can't hear very well out of it. This just happened in the 2 hours I fell asleep. The numbness is starting to spread down my neck and to my shoulders. What can this be??"Replies
12/20/2011: Oscar from Syracuse, New York, Usa replies: "Dear Mallyboo, Those symptoms could result from a number of things, some of which are serious. Please see a doctor as soon as possible if this condition persists or gets worse....Oscar"
12/21/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "I agree, it sounds serious and is probably out of the scope of this forum for anyone to help you. Maybe once you have a diagnosis you can come back and someone may have an idea. I would seek immediate medical advice.
The only thing I can think of is Bells Palsy. I looked up Bells Palsy under Ailments and found this:
- "I awoke about a year ago with one side of my face severely swollen and paralyzed. My ear was bothering me and I thought it was just a very bad ear infection. When I went to my doctor he said I had Bells Palsy"
If it is Bells Palsy go to youtube and search "Bells Palsy Acupuncture". The acupuncture works to stimulate blood flow back to the area. There is a girl on there who videotaped her whole healing process with bells palsy and acupuncture. It did take her a long time but it worked.
As Oscar said though get a diagnosis first."
12/21/2011: Jen from Bozeman, Mt, Us replies: "I hope you have already gone to the doctor by now but if not go now. This could be heart related and you should never take chances with your ticker. If you have any niacin take it as there is evidence that it is helpful for heart related issues. Drink some tea with cayenne, garlic, and ACV. These are helpful for heart issues as well as immune system issues.
It could also be an abscessed tooth or sinus infection. Some abcessed teeth will make one side of your entire face swell up and there isn't always pain. When an abcess is bad enough to cause swelling and numbness it can be very serious so don't mess with it either. You might try drinking Jean's Tomatoe Tea which is delicious and helpful for sinus issues and also has garlic and cayenne which is good for your heart."
12/23/2011: Tara from Boca Raton, Florida replies: "My father was in the hospital a few weeks ago with very similar symtoms. He woke up in the middle of the night with paralysis on one side of the face and he could not shut his right eye. The whole right side of his face was numb and drooping. Because his father had a stroke at a young age, he took the symptoms serious and rushed to the E. R. He was diagnosed with a form of Bells Palsy called Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. What indicated this "syndrome" was a single scab on the outside of his ear, in lieu of the ear pain. This is caused by the Shingles virus which is the same virus that causes chicken pox. The blisters can be found in the mouth, face or go undetected deep inside the ear canal. This syndrome or virus may also cause intense pain and discomfort to the region affected. The E.R. Dr recommended acupuncture to ease the symptoms.
I immediately put him on the EVCO (extra virgin coconut oil- unrefined). He is consuming 2-3 T per day in addition to applying it topically to his entire body as a moisturizer. Since he had a lot of viral symptoms, fatigue, malaise, etc. it was important to start slow as not to shock the system with too many protocols at once. He also had severe pain inside the ear. He is also taking L-lysine 2 x's per day.
The virus seems to have run its course. After 3 weeks you can hardly notice the paralysis and he is feeling better. I hope this information helps."
12/23/2011: Tara from Boca Raton, Florida replies: "P. S. Did you have a noticeable rash, blisters or any site of skin eruptions in your mouth or around your ear, etc.? Sometimes the blisters aren't visible if deep inside the ear canal... that symptom would point to ramsay hunt syndrome which is essentially adult chicken pox...
Either way, I hope this information helps and I do hope you feel better."
12/24/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "I also read that someone soaked colloidal silver on a cloth and left it on his face for awhile. This killed the virus. You could also take colloidal silver internally."
12/27/2011: Faith from Forest Park, Ohio replies: "Check for MOLD, it could be impacting your child and not you. Or, it could be impacting you and you may not be aware of the symptoms..."
11/09/2010: Mama from London, Ontario, Canada: "Hi my name is Mr. Kelly, Here is my problem in a nutshell. My neurotransmitters misfire. I am unsure what my levels of Serotonin and dopamine are to be in my body, but if there is misfiring going on I'll bet their out of whack. Folic acid, also called folate, is a B vitamin that is often deficient in me. The last time I was in the hospital vitamin B was way down. Also magnesium is needed for serotonin production. So I'm willing to bet it is low too. To add to things my doctor also told me my testosterone was way to high. Should I ask for a blood test to see what is what. Where to begin, and what to do is the question. I want to get off all these depression and anxiety drugs. Mr. Kelly"Replies
11/09/2010: Traveler from San Antonio, Tx replies: "Look into Unsulphered Blackstrap molasses which has magnesium and folate. I'm not sure how the iron might affect you but it might be worth looking into."
05/26/2011: Crystal from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Usa replies: "Hello, This may seem like an odd question but I suffer from seasonal allergy. I always smell this foul smell in my nose. Other people can smell it too, its not bad breath but due to allergies. I read about mixing apple cider vinegar with water and dipping cotton ball and putting it in your nose, by inhaling that, the smell would go away. But my question is, is it safe to inhale vinegar directly? Please help."
05/27/2011: Eve K from Houston, Tx replies: "You don't need to inhale, just rinse your sinuses. I suggest using a neti pot or sinumed bottle, dilute the ACV with warm (not hot) distilled water and gently rinse it through your sinuses. In fact, you could try just rinsing the usual sea salt-distilled water combo first, before resorting to the ACV. It is probably going to burn so you really need to dilute it. You can also rinse with hydrogen peroxide (also diluted in warm water). You should not swallow much, it should go in one nostril and come out the other. If congested, take guafenesin (sp?) tablets (sold in the drugstore generically or as Mucinex D) to loosen the gunk up, drink plenty of water. You might also just drink some warm water with ACV (sweeten if you like) to relieve the congestion.
You may not feel congested (breathing fine) but the odor is most likely from mucus and bacteria that have set up housekeeping in your sinus cavities. If you are taking antihistamines for your allergies, you need to be rinsing daily, drinking lots of water, and probably taking the herbal decongestant regularly, because the antihistamine will keep your sinuses from draining (as antihistamine is supposed to do), but this means you will be prone to infection because the bacteria and mucus do not drain out. So, you need to help get that bad stuff out. I hope this helps."