Sarcoidosis, or sarcoid for short, is a disease in which the body's immune system becomes activated for unknown reasons. The lungs are affected in more than 90% of patients with sarcoid, and pulmonologists are usually called upon to take care of patients with the disease. Sarcoid can also affect the skin and the eyes, and rarely other organs of the body.
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Bloodroot and Sarcoid Tumor on Horse
[YEA] 09/10/2007: Charity from Emmaus, Pennsylvania: "My horse was diagnosed with a Sarcoid on his front right leg and I called the vet out. She immediately handed me a bottle of xxterra ( one of the basic ingredients is bloodroot ) and I began to apply it. Within 24 hrs the Sarcoid tumor on his leg was 1/4 the size and not ooooozy like it was... It has scabbed over and according to other who have used it the tumor falls off on its own! what an amazing product."
12/06/2008: Sabby from London, England: "Hello there, I am ill with Sarcoidosis and i have been trying to understand what might be causing it.There is no cure for it. Ted says it is most likely a fungus mycoplasma and another doc says its bacteria, so I have now read about Electric Zappers, which Hulda Clark invented, they are supposed to electrify your blood and kill the nasties like parasites and bacteria etc. It has been hailed as a cure for ALL diseases... I would really like to know if anyone can genuinly testify to that claim! I am very very curious and would love to know if Ted agrees(i know he is busy) or if any other readers can tell us of their experiance. I Thank you.
Gods Blessings, Sabby"Replies
12/22/2011: Jeanine from Battle Creek, Michigan, Usa replies: "I don't know anything about zapping, but if Sarcidosis is a fungal or bacterial infection, it would make sense that a food grade hydrogen peroxide protocol may help, as FGHP is both an anti-fungal and anti-bacterial."
Reader Theories on What Causes Sarcoidosis
[YEA] 12/12/2007: Rhonda from Tallahassee, FL: "The only 2 natural sarcoidosis cures I have heard:'One gentleman used Goji juice for 6 months (do not know the brand but he paid 40.00 for it). A study showed high doses of melatonin for unresponsive patients and it "cured" 2 persons. My personal observation: autoimmune-like minerals in the air is a major culprit I think behind sarcoidosis. These are airborne zinc, antimony, lead, and especially manganese. Especially manganese because a study showed this is what was found in high amounts in the granulomas of sarc lungs. Go to www.scorecard.org, enter your zip code and click on the link that will tell you what chemicals are in your city's air. If this is the case, you will fight an uphill battle trying to get rid of the sarc. Sometimes the cure is to stop ingesting the cause."Replies
12/27/2012: Audrey from Sun Prairie, Wi replies: "I too have sarcoidosis and would like to get in touch and discuss with other people who have it and what they do to help themselves. Please email me"
04/03/2013: Fran from Rocky Face, Ga Usa replies: "Urine Therapy. You probably lack vitamin d as well. Eat dried plums daily, but watch your sugar intake.
It is a parasite and like fungal changes rapidly. I have dealt with this for years but have found some interesting remedies to help us rid this solution"
04/11/2013: Anonymouscat from Portland, Or replies: "If it is fungus, then IV therapy... UVB IV followed by Hydrogen peroxide that is what my doctor is doing for me... If you're in Russia you're lucky -- go with LIR and hydrogen peroxide."
10/17/2010: Rev Jerry from Springfield Gardens, Ny , Usa: "I have had sarcoid for some forty years, now my doctor thinks that it may be affecting my heart I will find out soon when I take a pet scan. At this point I am 62-can I reverse this diesease"
02/14/2010: Rita from Seattle, Wa: "Please if anyone found a natural remedy for treating lung sarcodoisis. I have been suffering shortness of breath for few years and chest pains. just discovered its sarcodoisis. along with that have post nasal drip which gives me silent cough and makes lots of phelgm . Does anyone have any natural remedy that would provide me any relief. Thanks"Replies
02/15/2010: Gg from Somewhere, Usa replies: "This does not cure my sarcoidosis, but I do take Quercetin & Bromaline as well as turmeric. I feel like it helps with the phelgm.I have been known to take 4-6 tablets each, per day. Quercetin & Bromaline come in one tablet and then I make my own capsules of turmeric."
01/09/2012: Daniwalker from Enterprise, Oregon replies: "Hello Rita and Gg, I agree with Gg as there are several scientific studies showing that broad spectrum antioxidants like quercetin are beneficial for Sarcoidosis and other ILD's. My husband has had complete improvement with his Sarc using liquid supplements with high amounts of quercetin and other natural anti-inflammatories (fucoidan is excellent but be sure it is a radiation/heavy metal free source). He is no longer on meds and has not signs or symptoms of Sarc."
[QUESTION] 02/10/2009: Virginia from Nongkhai, Thailand: "I have sarcoidosis diagnosed by liver biopsy 5 years ago. Several months ago I fell and tore the menisicus and rectus femoris and iliotibial tract of my knee. Doctors want to use arthoscopic surgery to reapir knee. Hovever, sarcoidosis appears to be active now.
Currently ESR rate is 53 mm/hr(Reference range is 0-20) and CRP rate is 2.92 mg/dl (reference range is 00.0-0.75), all indiciative of inflammation responses. In order to try to get inflammation under control, doctors had me on 40 mg prednisolone per day, as well as methotextrate 8 tablets..2.5 mg/pill... once a week. (When sarcoidosis was actively previously, methotextrate at 5 pills per week completely took care of symptoms. Use of prednisolone was not needed.,tho I have been off and on prednisolone many, many times thru out the years.)
At Christmas, I went into full blown Cushings Syndrome: buffalo hump, moon face, skin lesions, etc.
I reduced the prednisolone first to 30 mg/day for a week, then 20 mg/day for a week, then 10 mg/day for a week and then 5 mg/day for a week and , finally. 2.5 mg per day for 3 days. Then completely off prednisolone.
The pain was unbeieveable. My hands were so infammed I could not even close them and all joints ached. Doctors said I came off too fast and went into steroid withdrawal. Currently I am on 5 mg prednisolone per day, 50 mg Imuran per day and methotestrate 8 pills one time a week. I hate what prednisolone does to me, both emotionally and the potential immune supression issues. Imuran and Methotextrate also have potentially very scarey side effects.
I have always had weight issues, except as a young woman. I am 60 years old now.I need to take off weight before the surgery.
Can I use DHEA without going right back into Cushings Syndrome again? My cortisol level is currently 12.3 ug/dl and the range is 6.7-22.6 ug/dl. What is the recommended dose for Apha-lipohic acid and pantothenic acid in my case? Liver enzymes are within normal range as WBC count is still low-normal in range. I am feeling very hopeless, both with the weight gain (I weigh 108 kg now.) and the pain.
Is there anything you can advise me that will help?
thanks for your time.
04/08/2009: Sylvia from Chattanooga, TN, USA replies: "If Sarcoidosis is truly a fungus, healing stones may help. My brother's rheumatoid arthritis has been aided tremendously with stones that contain low doses of natural occurring radiation. It's called radiation hormesis. I can't give a website, but if you google it and scrolldown, you will eventually come to Jay's website on the healing stones."