Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Acidity Reactions From Vinegar
- ACV, Baking Soda and Lemon Juice
- Alkalizing Remedy
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda, Oil Pulling
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses, Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Mollases, Arginine
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey
- Baking Soda
- Baking Soda or Carbicarb Alkalization
- Bath Remedies That Shouldn't Be Mixed Together
- Beet Root
- Betaine Hcl
- Black Pepper
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Chromium and Vanadium
- Co Q10
- Coconut Oil
- Colon Hydrotherapy
- Constipation Caused From Op and ACV
- Cream of Tartar
- Epsom Salts
- Flaxseed Oil
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Therapy
- Lemon and BS With HBP
- Lemon Bicarbonate
- Multiple Remedies
- Oil Pulling
- Oil Pulling and Hydrogen Peroxide
- Olive Leaf Extract
- Raw Greens
- Sea Salt
- Sodium Nitrite
- Tea Tree Oil
- Vanadium Sulfate
[SIDE EFFECTS] 10/30/2012: Lmazz from Chicago, Il, Usa: "28 years old, female. After using organic virgin coconut oil on my face for acne for 5 days, my skin was so inflamed and broken out that I had to stop. After the first day, dozens of little whiteheads popped up all over my face,..."
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[SIDE EFFECTS] 12/15/2009: Rotem from Hadera, Israel: "Hello,
After using blackstrap molasses for a while, 2 tablespoons, one in the morning and one in the evening, i have noticed some small red circles appear on my back. after i stopped the usage the circles faded away. when i started taking it again, the circles returned."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 02/07/2012: Jenny from Perth, Western Australia: "Hi there, well I'm on my 5th day of taking borax (one wet fingertip's worth in warm ACV and honey) as I'm desperately trying to get rid of the rheumatoid arthritis in my feet (I'm 43). Yesterday I noticed one eye was bloodshot, and today the other one is red and my face feels hot, like it's got sunburn. Any ideas? I'll give it one more day and if it gets any worse I'll stop taking it. It's made no difference to the arthritis or anything else btw."Replies
02/09/2012: Jennywren from Perth, Western Australia, Australia replies: "An update: all has calmed down now and I am taking a 3 day hiatus from the Borax. Will continue it in a 4 days on/3 days off routine and see if it makes any difference to the RA."
02/19/2012: Jennywren from Perth, Western Australia, Australia replies: "Update 2 - I thought I should add this because it seems it may not be the Borax producing these side effects after all but my ______ ACV. After having loss of appetite, nausea, burping, fatigue and diarrhoea a few days ago (an 80ml dose of colloidal silver in water fixed it), I went off the Borax and ACV drink for a day and all was well. BUT last night I had an ACV/honey hot toddy before bed (without the Borax). And this morning woke up with the same symptoms! Another dose of CS cured it. So I think the ACV may be too acidic for me. Yes, yes, I know despite it being made from acetic acid and having a ph of only 3. 075 ACV it is meant to have an alkalising effect. But as somebody who has a very acidic body, I think I'll stick with drinking my alkalising colloidal silver for now. ACV has never worked for me when drinking for asthma, hayfever, bronchitis, colds or rheumatoid arthritis - perhaps this is why? Mind you, it worked great topically for skin tags and herpes! :)
Anyway, thought I should update this is it doesn't look like the Borax is the culprit after all. If I have the courage to return to the Borax I'll update...! "
02/19/2012: Maria from Gippsland, Australia replies: "Hi Jennywren, Just a thought if your ACV is not organic and doesn't have the mother then maybe sometime later try one that is and start with only a teaspoon. The other thing to try is to add the bi-carb soda as recommended by Ted. We tried the ACV that is double strength, because my father-in-law thinks its the bees knees, (plus it's readily available so we didn't have to drive through 2 towns to get to the one that has the organic ACV) but I found it was no good for me."
02/19/2012: Jennywren from Perth, Western Australia, Australia replies: "Hi Maria, thanks for your reply! Yes, I use _____s, so fully organic with Mother. I was just reading about the bicarb so might try that in a week or so after all has settled down. PS say hi to me Mum for me. She lives in Fish Creek! ;)"
02/22/2012: Maria from Gippsland, Australia replies: "Hi Jennywren, Drove through Fishy in late January on the way to the beach could have then. My email is pharlapyes-ec [at] yahoo.com. Au"
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 11/21/2011: Aim75 from Kane, Pa: "Hi,
I have a weird side effect of trying Borax for my arthritis. First, I seem to have kidney pain when taking doses of 1/8 tsp and higher. This is nothing new, certain things do give my kidneys problems since I had a E-coli infection in my blood 12 years ago. So I've been taking a little spoon, and just dipping the wet tip of it in and swishing it in my water. Kidney problem solved. Here is the weird side effect... I get this strange headache that is located at the tip of my head... Not really a headache, just a strange pressure or ache at the very center tip of my head. I've had this pain before, years ago, when I was really stressed and it used to be pretty bad that it would affect my thinking. But that went away years ago, and now it seems the borax brings it on again ever so slightly. Anybody have any ideas what this means?"Replies
11/22/2011: Lily from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia replies: "Hi Aim75, all of these symptoms happened to me also and a few other Earth clinic folks. It goes away. Cheers Lily."
10/17/2011: Jason from Melb, Vic/aus: "I've been using the borax face solution and the 1/8 teaspoon and have noticed some positive results! However tonight I though I would get into a bath of borax (about 1 1/2 cups) tea tree oil / small amount of hydrogen peroxide all was good when I got out however a hours or two later sitting at my computer got a few rashes on my body, went to bed and it was all over my chest and back! Not sure if its the mites saying goodbye or a rash from the borax itself?
Note: My original problem was itchy bumps on my face (possibly acne rosacea) which has died down quite a bit, during the rash episode my face was completely clear? (i did dunk my face into bath water).
Any help appreciated."
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 08/29/2011: Imb from Vista, Ca: "I have been taking the borax from the grocery store for three day. I have been feeling more energize but I also am experiencing kidney pain. Is it detox symptom? And should I take something else with it to ease the pain?"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 04/13/2011: Dave from Usa, Pa/usa: "Ted,
I would like your opinion on my reaction to borax I have taken borax as written about on your posts and have had a strong reaction on it. I was taking it for 4 days and felt a headache that moves from place to place with a bad taste in my mouth. Leading up to this dose I was sprinkling borax over coffee grounds of my coffee maker. I stopped taking it and started now for 2 days taking Idoral Potassium Iodine and the first day took two and had a stronger reaction and even felt vains of pressure on my face around my head (like a poison) sleeping all day and drinking plenty of water throughout this.
I feel much better now without stopping the Idoral suppliment. I only feel a pressure in my kidneys. Also I had strong feelings run through my body when I heard different sounds and is still there but minor now. I have had this reaction to sound for a number of months and is one of the reasons I am looking into causes. I suspect a fluoride/bromine build up but no tests have be taken and would like to figure this out on my own as much as possible. I have always thought I was much smarter than I am throughout my life. My memory isnt that great and have sensed a fog with me in some degree through childhood onward. I had odd stage fright as a child and onward but am a very confident person. I suspect that myself and family have been exposed to toxin in some form. My mother died of breast cancer when I was young, my sister has dystonia, and my dad has very bad brain fog and generally lost. I'm glad that I'm feeling better and plan on taking Iodine for some time for a long term detox if that is indeed what is happening. Also through my adult life I have had body parts fall asleep very easily during sleep and a certain sensation on the top of my legs. I can tune it out but I have had it for a very long time. Any thoughts you might have would be helpful. I see the world alot like you do.
[SIDE EFFECTS] 06/15/2010: Helen from Galway, Ireland: "on my secound day of borax, i have just got a hot itchy prickly rash all over, really worried, is this normal?"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 07/15/2008: Janet D from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: "I tried Borax remedy for my persistent fungus problem in my mouth. I tried Borax internally because Nystation didn't get rid of it ( only partly it did). I used store brand Borax, 1/8 tsp in one liter of distilled water. The first day I experienced a nasty headache all day long and at the second day, my kidney started hurting. So I had to stop taking Borax and I'll never try it again. The pain persisted 5 day after I stopped taking it. It was really scary! I read Ted's comment stating that he uses the store brand Borax when he can't find pure grade Borax. I have read most of user comment and Ted's email before I decided to try Borax remedy. I would like to post my experience about using store brand Borax so that people can least expects what can happen."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 01/07/2008: Carrie from Longmont, Colorado: "Thank you Ted and Earthclinic for such wonderful information! I have a question for Ted: I started the Borax cure 8 days ago to treat fluoride poisoning and candida. I've been taking 1/8 tsp. Borax in 1 liter of purified water every other day. On day 4 I started manifesting flulike symptoms--extreme chest congestion (very, very thick mucous) and cough, extreme fatigue, all over body aches, mild fever. Today I'm still sick but I am slowly getting better. Would you classify this as a normal detox reaction or did I probably get a virus on top of detoxing?"
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[SIDE EFFECTS] 11/11/2007: Gulay Ersoz from Los Angeles, CA: "I have been taking one cayenne pepper pill a day with warm lemonade in the mornings for the last 2 weeks or so. I experience slight heartburn like feeling but it was not a big problem. Two days ago, I took two pills instead of one, and it was no more than 3 minutes after I swallowed the pills, I had the extreme cramping in my stomach, became very dizzy, my left arm was hurting and I felt tingling on my fingers and legs... Not only the pain was extremely bad, my head was spinning, I was having hard time walking in my kitchen. I was hot, I just wanted to stop the cramping and managed to throw up. Took two Tums... With the hyper ventilation and dizziness, I laid in the bath tub and turned the cold water on, (I was so out of it and unable to control my reflexes, I couldn't even take my clothes off) it took about another 10-15 minutes before the pain went away, and I actually managed to get up and walk around... I called my doctor friend and she asked me if I experienced chest pain, I said no. Other than that I had all the symptoms of a heart attack. Went to see a doctor, and after the EKG, I was told that I had a bad reaction to cayenne pepper. It was not a joking matter for me, as I was home alone with my 3 year old sleeping in her bed, I had to have a reality check. How healthy is it to be trying to be healthy???"Replies
05/19/2008: Perry from San Antonio, TX replies: "As a counter to your expose on Cayanne and after effects, I have consumed three 100,000 units per capsule (cool) cayenne daily for three years with no adverse effects (for high blood pressure). So... works for me!"
Chromium and Vanadium
[SIDE EFFECTS] 07/15/2011: Pre-diabetic from Uk: "I took some chromium and vanadium since I eat a lot of sweets. A side effect was I had to keep waking up in the night to urinate and was very thirsty. I just didn't feel right either. After I ate somethign and got moving around I was ok. Needless to say, I stopped the chromium and vanadium and the side effect stopped. I know diabetics can get increased urination and thirst. Why did taking these substances seem to bring on a diabetic symptom? Did I not drink enough water to flsuh toxins? Is this just a cleaning or better to stop?"Replies
07/17/2011: Djh from Austin, Tx replies: "perhaps it was because you are not deficient in these minerals and when you added them it was too much. it is also possible that they lowered your blood sugar (in addition to the spiking and lowering going on from eating sugar) and that after the sugar wore off (higher BG) the minerals kicked in and made your blood sugar too low - so your body made more glucose which raised your BG and so you were thirsty and had to pee a lot.
i would stop taking them. I am a type 1 diabetic and also tried taking these (mostly chromium) and had increased hair fall and it did not help my blood sugar.
[SIDE EFFECTS] 08/04/2011: Candy from Ny, Ny replies: "omg this just happened to me too but I was taking a low dose of chromium only. In fact, each time I take the chromium I repeatedly wake up in the middle of the night and have to urinate and I feel so thirsty, weak, faintish, lethargy, clammy but once I eat something I feel much better. Interesting to read the responses here and see some of us sweet tooths may not need chromium and it might have lowered our blood sugar too much. I thought since some of the symptoms were similar to diabetes that maybe it was flushing me out and I was having a healing crisis but I felt soooooooo bad until I ate. DgH could call, I think you nailed it! If anyone has any other info, please post. Thank you all!"
06/30/2012: Christine from Nottingham, England: "My husband has many heart heath issues icluding high blood pressure. Very high cholesterol and an irregular heart beat. He cannot take statins. We also know the dangers of these drugs. I started him on 150 mg of Q10. He was up all night urinating. He also had a bad headache from dehydration. I lowered the dose to 30 mg. I have tried to increase the dose to 60mg but he gets the same problems. Can anyone shed any light as to why this should be. Many thanks Christine"Replies
06/30/2012: Sara from The Beach, Canada replies: "Co q10 is something the body makes by itself the only reason to supplement is if he has a deficiency of it. It is recommended that a person take a coq10 sup with a statin because statins deplete q10. If he is not taking statins I would check to make sure if he has enough already and stop the pills."
07/01/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, USA replies: ""up all night urinating" sounds like a prayer come true for heart & hypertension issues, because the kidneys take the brunt of sodium & water retention. This looks like the detox power of CoQ10 or what is commonly referred to as "healing crisis". If one is over the age of 50, it is advised to switch from CoQ10 to Ubiquinol (that active form of CoQ10). Also, Ubiquinol should be combined w/ Selenium and Vit-E (mixed tocopherols). The amino acid Taurine is recommended for heart disease and hypertension so is definately worth consideration. L-Carnitine will help lower cholesterol and strengthen the heart muscle. Trace minerals will help the dehydration issue, among other benefits."
06/30/2012: Christine from Nottingham, England: "Thank you for your response. The reason I wanted use q10 was to lower his blood pressure. Apple cider is not helping with this. I dont want the doctors to try and make him take meds. It is a worry because he has to stents in his arteries due to narrowing. At that time his cholesterol was 10.5. It is now around 7. I keep trying different things to help. I may look into hawthorn berry , niacin etc."
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 12/07/2012: Roni from Jersey City, Nj: "I had some digestion problems and I was taking coconut oil in empty stomach and one more spoon at night. In the beginning it really helped me to ruduce stomach pressure and pain. Now whenever I take coconut oil I feel burn in my stomach area and its is very uncomfortable. I tried to take coconut oil with apple cider and baking soda but did not help me. Coconut oil helped me to lose little weight. Please advise me how I can take coconut oil safely."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 10/30/2012: Lmazz from Chicago, Il, Usa: "28 years old, female. After using organic virgin coconut oil on my face for acne for 5 days, my skin was so inflamed and broken out that I had to stop. After the first day, dozens of little whiteheads popped up all over my face, even around my eyes where I've never had any problems. At first, I thought it was a healing crisis, as many people have written about, but my skin was so painful to the touch that I couldn't continue. Every subsequent day got worse and worse. I used a very gentle cleanser, and nothing but the coconut oil. This is NOT a cure all and should be used with EXTRA CAUTION... this is the worst my skin has ever looked in my life."