- RETURN TO MAIN SECTION
- ALKALINE DIET AIDS AND NUTRIENT ABSORPTION
- HOW BEST TO GET CO Q10 IN THE DIET?
- WOULD LIKE TO FIND VITAMIN IV THERAPY IN NASHVILLE AREA
- IS AMINO COMPLEX FINE TO TAKE EVEN IF IT'S MADE W/ WHEY PROTEIN AND ENZYME HYDROLIZED?
- WHERE TO BUY POWDERED SUPPLEMENTS IN THAILAND?
- QUESTIONS ABOUT BORAX, H202, MAGNESIUM OIL
- OTHER SUPPLEMENTS THAT CAN BE TAKEN WITH ZINC AND SELENIUM?
- COMPOUNDING ZINC ACETATE AND MANGANESE
- LOOKING FOR FEEDBACK ON RESVERATROL
- HIGH IRON LEVELS
- WHAT ARE ZINC SALTS?
- MULTIVITAMINS FOR TEENAGE BOYS
- QUESTION ABOUT LECITHIN
- CELSIUM AS AN ALKALIZER?
- IS THIS A GOOD DAILY VITAMIN TO TAKE?
- QUESTION ABOUT TRI-POTASSIUM CITRATE
Having visited several sites over the past months, not one has discussed this possibility. Might eating soon after ingesting these substances be problematic? Might taking these substances too soon after eating decay the elements we are trying to introduce to our system?"
HOW BEST TO GET CO Q10 IN THE DIET?
05/01/2012: Cindy from Cochrane, Wi: "Bill, I have been wondering about coenzyme q10. How does one best get it in the diet naturally or do you need to supplement it especially at middle-age? Any information would be greatly appreciated as with all your helpful posts. Thank you."
05/03/2012: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Cindy... For coenzyme Cq-10 I take Debittered Brewer's Yeast (DBY) as my source -- one or more tablespoons with water a day with food. DBY also provides the full range of B vitamins (except perhaps cobolamine), Selenium, fibre, ribose with reasonable amounts of copper, magnesium, zinc, chromium and manganese.
I also take 4 tablets of dessicated liver(DL) at mealtimes. I simply crunch them and chase them down with water. Taking DL on a daily basis provides my baseline for vitamins, minerals and amino acids in one of the cheapest and most bio-available forms for our bodies.
Doing the above provides my baseline equivalent of multi-vits and is much more effective.
On top of this I take extra nutrients in their proper orthomolecular amounts such as higher dose Vitamin C (at least 3 grams a day as Sodium Ascorbate), Magnesium Chloride or Mag Citrate (usually 800 mg) and Lugol's Iodine with water. I usually always alkalize now on a daily basis using Ted's Alkalizing Remedies deepending on how I'm feeling. I also suplement VCO on on a regular basis.
I further protect my liver and kidneys by taking ALA, Selenium, Milk Thistle and Chanca piedra.
My own preventative strategy or philosophy against illness is based strongly on just protecting the intestines, liver and kidneys. That way you ensure proper and healthy nutrient absorption pathways, blood purity is assured leading to healthier, balanced hormnone levels and a stronger immune system wherein all the excretory pathways are also strongly protected. Then all you have to do is ensure that you eat proper and healthy non-processed foods. This is the difficult part for most people I think because a lifetime of bad eating habits can be very difficult to change."
WOULD LIKE TO FIND VITAMIN IV THERAPY IN NASHVILLE AREA
04/10/2012: Lisa from Mount Juliet, Tn: "I am looking for a local place to get iv's such as vitamin c or whatever else I need. Also looking for someone to do darkfield microscopy testing and qxci and possibly ondamed machines. Do you know of anybody in the nashville area?"
04/13/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "Lisa, Dr Reisman in Nashville might do IV nutritionals or his office could assist you on who could."
IS AMINO COMPLEX FINE TO TAKE EVEN IF IT'S MADE W/ WHEY PROTEIN AND ENZYME HYDROLIZED?
02/01/2012: Dimo from Venice, Italy: "Hi, I have bought amino complex long life but after reading the post about aspartic acid I don't understand if it's ok or not because this amino complex is made with whey protein hydrolized with enzymes. Thank you."
03/10/2012: Dimo from Venice, Italy replies: "This is the composition:
acido aspartico...... 154,5
ac. glutamminico ..... 380,7
valina..... 124 3
WHERE TO BUY POWDERED SUPPLEMENTS IN THAILAND?
08/24/2010: John from Trang, Thailand: "EC
Supplements: John Catmull. Thailand firstname.lastname@example.org. So I, along with everyone else on the planet have been sending $$$s & health straight down the toilet. I dissolve tested a world renown vitamin from Australia. Magnesium from magnesium oxide. That's one of the two additives that prevent absorption. The other preventative, magnesium stearate, is in it also. Also tested was a Thai zinc capsule, it took one hour, so if the time in the stomach is just 15 minutes, you know where the Thai zinc went.
A red vitamin B12 took well over an hour and the winner of the toilet prize went to a Thai dried ferrous sulfate, aneurine HCI,
Pyridoxine HCI, cyanocobalamin. 12 hours to dissolve. A local burapet capsule is still going after 3 hours and may yet win. That night I followed Ted's suggestion and ground 'em up and sprinkled the powder on my food.
Big question is, in Thailand, where to buy powdered vitamins? Where to buy a small mortar & pestle?"
09/11/2010: Piper from Toronto, On replies: "I have made mine simply by putting them through my coffee grinder. I just wipe it carefully between different things."
09/14/2010: L. from Red Deer, Alberta Canada replies: "If you grind up pills, you still have the excipients and fillers. I'm in Alberta, Canada, and I order alot of supplements from purebulk. They come in pure powder form, and are reasonable even with the exchange and shipping. Same day mail out too."
09/17/2010: Peter In Thailand from Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand replies: "You asked above, "in Thailand... Where to buy a small mortar & pestle?"
Almost every local market, in any town, will have mortars & pestles for sale. Used for grinding chilies, seeds, like sesame seeds, and even small quantities of rice, for making "cream of rice" cereal that the Thais love to eat for breakfast. Come in wood and granite. I bought the granite -- handles anything I throw in there. The wood ones are used for Thai chopped salads -- "som-dham" -- and not solid enough for grinding up vitamin pills. Easiest way to find what you want is to print a few pictures from the Internet -- then walk around the market showing those pictures to vendors of kitchen equipment. The friendly Thais will help you find what you're looking for."
I recently joined earth clinic, and have read so many comments with great interest. Nine years ago, I was diagnosed with cancer, and given only 3 months to live, but beat all the odds with alternative methods as well as a lot of prayer. Finding your site recently has been a real blessing as well.
I've read some information from Ted, and the questions that I have for him are as follows: The below purchases were made after reading some of the comments on earth clinic...
1. I recently purchased some HCL 31% from a local chemical supplier, but was unsure if I should dilute it in order to put a few drops into a glass or better still, a liter of water in order to increase the amount of HCL for the digestion of food...? ..... by the way, I'm 61 years young!
2. I've been taking 1/4 teaspoon of borax in a liter of water per day for the past week, and feel sharper mentally, (more alert)...
3. I also purchased some 35% H2O2, and was wondering if I should place a few drops of this as well in with the borax liter bottle, or should it be diluted as well, and if so, how to do it?
4. I'll be making some magnesium oil soon, as after reading on your site, it seems very beneficial.
Well, I won't take up any more of your time at the moment, but want to thank you all, and especially TED for his wisdom, and willingness to share some valuable information for those of us who feel that the traditional methods of medicine are not meant to cure, but only to treat the symptoms.
If it is not too much trouble for TED to answer the above questions, I would be greatly appreciative.
12/08/2009: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear C,
HCl I used is about 31-35%. When putting a drop of HCl in a full glass of water the dose can be anywhere from 2 drops to 6 drops, on the average taken along with meals to help the digestion and improve energy.
Borax raises hormones to normal level and hence the improve energy and mental issues, but also normalizes magnesium and calcium balances.
3. A 35% H2O2, is best diluted to 3% for easier handling. When using 3% H2O2, it's about 10 drops per glass of water, or 1 drop for a 35% H2O2. For most purposes I used 3% H2O2 one capful in one liter of drinking water.
A borax can be added to the liter drinking water."
12/08/2009: C. replies: "Thank you so much for your response, you all have been such an Enormous Blessing!
Also, if you don't mind, could you possibly respond to the following:
About 20 years ago, my thyroid was removed after the doctors found some nodules around the thyroid, but the nodules were NOT cancerous, and most doctors say that today they would not have removed my thyroid, but that is a little too late to say... Therefore, with my thyroid gone, and I have been on 0.15 of levothyroxin every day since then.
Then, five years later, I had a CT scan, and they tried to inject some Iodine for the "contrast", and I had a severe allergic reaction, and could hardly breathe, so they told me to never take any additional Iodine.... Well, I don't know if I was allergic to the radioisotope of the injected "contrast" iodine, or just to the iodine.... I say all that to say this, that today I saw a chiropractor who gave me what I think was called a "VEGA" test, and said that he was going to give me some Iodine tablets from a company called Energenics that had 100mcg per tablet of Iodine, plus other things in the tablets... Well, I took 2 as he mentioned, (supposed to take 2 tablets twice daily), and found it a little difficult to breathe when I laid down, but that may be due to my fighting off a head and chest cold at the present. I'm a little concerned about taking the Iodine, but know that Iodine is good for other organs of the body. I want to take supplemental Iodine, if it will assist my body in functioning properly, but may hold off until I get rid of this head and chest cold. If you have any ideas as to whether the Iodine might be alright to use, or if I should possibly just steer clear of it, I would be greatly appreciative.
Thanks again for all your help....
Just to recap on the response you gave below, if I add just 1 drop of the 31% HCL to a glass of water with a meal, that should help with the digestion...
Just add 1 drop of 35% H2O2 to the liter of water that contains the 1/4 teaspoon of Borax. and just do that once a day.??
Also, how would I dilute say a 10oz glass of 35% H2O2 to 3% H2O2 for easier handling??
Thanks my friends, you really are a Blessing!
12/16/2009: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear C.
The reaction to the iodine was actually a radioactive iodine rather then the iodine itself. Since iodine basically go every part of the body, most of the body becomes radioactive, but most shall be concentrated in the thyroid area. The purpose was simply to kill the remaining thyroid. My personal opinion is that it kills most of the body's organs. A nodules I found is due to lack of iodine, which tends to cause them in the first place. But anyway if a person plans to take the iodine, I believe that just one drop of Lugol's solution in a glass of water before sleep may help get the iodine back to the system, at the very least to displace the radioactive iodine. The issue for me is just to remove the remaining radioactivity from the body which I view as a radiation hazard. As to the questions of Just add 1 drop of 35% H2O2 to the liter of water that contains the 1/4 teaspoon of Borax. and just do that once a day.?? This can be done as many times as necessary if the bottle is used up.
Also, how would I dilute say a 10oz glass of 35% H2O2 to 3% H2O2 for easier handling?? A simple way is 1 part H2O2 35% and 11 part is water.
To help reduce some problems in taking iodine, I will take 1000 mg of vitamin C sodium ascorbate before sleep also."
OTHER SUPPLEMENTS THAT CAN BE TAKEN WITH ZINC AND SELENIUM?
11/04/2009: Tristan from Brisbane, Australia: "I have zinc and selenium supplements, and would like to know what other supplements I can take them with. (I read that iron and zinc should not be taken together). Any help would be appreciated. Thanks."
11/04/2009: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Generally speaking most of the problem concerns iron, iodine and manganese absorption. Iron is usually taken with vitamin C. Copper and zinc are antagonistic. Selenium can be taken to drive out other toxic heavy metals, but usually poses little problem when taking with other supplements. The biggest problem is taking the multiple mineral supplements which actually doesn't raise mineral because of antagonistic and the problems about fillers. In general, I would worry more about not taking milk with other supplements as milk block absorption of nutrients in general. This is why milk is used as antidote in poisoning situations. Also, I only take one suppleements at time, and usually in powder or liquid form, never tablets as most tablet contains tricalcium phoshpate and calcium. They tend to block absorption of most minerals. Minerals are often better absorbed when taking along with meals. Manganese are often taken alone because they are difficult to absorbed. The most important is minerals that I need to take has to be water soluble, or it does not get absorbed. So the issue is more than just with other minerals. People desire convenience. However, it should be noted that when I do take supplements, I take INDIVIDUAL minerals never a combination, water soluble, and generally on an empty stomach (as it is water soluble). If it is not water soluble I take it along with food. Then I monitor its result. Taking the kitchen sink approach of many supplements together usually don't get results because we can't monitor each individual mineral and we don't know whether that particular brand actually works."
COMPOUNDING ZINC ACETATE AND MANGANESE
11/01/2009: Debbie from Ettalong, Nsw, Australia: "Ted, I contacted a compound chemist here in Australia as I desperately want to take your suggested supplements zinc acetate & manganese. However, because the amounts are quite small eg. 25 -50mg my compound chemist says that he will have to put either bicarb soda or another substance with it so that I can measure 25mg.
Can you please give me your professional opinion as Im not sure what to do??????
He also says that he will have to do the calculation for 25mg & 50mg and give me a special measuring device.
Do you have the zinc acetate, manganese, or sodium molybdate mixed with anything Ted when you purchase your supplements????
Please answer as I don't know what to tell the man.
11/03/2009: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Compounding zinc acetate and manganese...
In practice, I wouldn't worry too much about the zinc acetate, if I can get a commercially available supplements , in the form of zinc gluconate. As to compounding manganese, the form is in manganese, and the common excipients or inert material I used is mannitol, which is a polyol sugar. However, precision is really not required for taking of manganese, as it is not taken daily. The dose can be measured on a teaspoon and the measurement might still be off, but that's not critical since the dose is taken only for days, at 1/16 to 1/8 teaspoon depending on the seriousness of a condition or type of condition. In the event of a hair loss, this is easy. I will continue to take it until the hair loss stops and no more manganese. If there is no result, I just continue for the dose for a couple of days more not exceeding 4 or 5 days. Both zinc and manganese therefore is not taken everyday and hence approximate calculations will do, not exceeding for any mineral supplements to two weeks at which time, I usually take any supplements usually for one week, but if improvement continues to show maybe, two weeks, but this rarely happens. Most of the problem I encounted of taking most frequently are the water soluble vitamins, which the body can't store and hence are lost rather quickly. The sodium molybdate, is also taken for only one to two weeks, but mostly one week, usually to improve night time vision, if I have trouble seeing in the dark."
11/04/2009: Deborah from Ettalong, Nsw Australia replies: "Dear Ted,
Thank you sooooo much for answering my question. You have saved me a lot of dollars!!!!If I purchased 3 decimal balance/scales weighing mg here in Australia I would be looking at a cost of $1000...... So thank you!
You were correct on both accounts I was using the Manganese for hair loss so thank you for your 1/16 - 1/8tspn conversion.
I wanted the Molybdate for night blindness. Would you suggest the same measurement as the Manganese (intermitently) 1/16 -1/8 tspn for this???
Lastly, I can get the zinc acetate here so should I take this say...1/6 - 1/8 tspn (intermitently)as well? Or due to not having the sophisticated measuring scales should I just opt for the commercial Zinc gluconate????? I wanted the zinc as I have CFS and my body is very deficient and I wanted to rid my very bad sinus problem and grey hair.
Again, thank you so very much for your time and I also believe that you should win the NOBLE PRIZE for all of your brilliant work!!!
11/07/2009: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Deborah,
The sodium molybdate is taken at 1/16th teaspoon once per day for about a week or two should be fine. A zinc acetate is taken at 1/16 also for only a week -more like 5 days. Thereafter it's taken once a week and after a week, the zinc maybe perhaps taken once or twice a month. It should be remembered that you can't easily raise zinc, molybdenum and manganese if you were to buy them in supplement forms. I have seen this problem for too long. If it's taken pure as is, in zinc acetate, sodium molybdate and manganese sulfate, the absorption is fine and hence the mineral absorption is there. Zinc gluconate may require larger amounts, compared to zinc acetate, and it's roughly 1/8 teaspoon. As for CFS, check to make sure blood sugar and weight gain is not your problem, otherwise we have to get that blood sugar down. The easiest way is granulated lecithin 1 tablespoon twice a day and no food after 5 p.m. The food is taken with lots of water during meal. CFS caused may be caused by Epstein Barr Virus. Hence, some antiviral supplements, not just zinc alone, but chromium chloride - a 20% solution, is taken at a 5-10 drops a day, plus twice daily of a strong white tea, which is a powerful diuretic that flushes out excess sugar. CFS has another issue besides virus and blood sugar, and that is iodine deficiency. The best method is to mix a powdered form of vitamin C 500-1000 mg during the evening hours in a cup of warm water, with just one drop of lugol's solution. It' will normalize sleep patterns and drive out bromine, fluorine, chlorine over time. However, iodine is contraindicated if a person were already taking thyroxine or thyroid supplements, since the iodine caues the thyroid to produce it's own hormones naturally. Hence, the iodine will likely replace thyroxine. If it's taken both, a person will get agitated and nervous easily. The cause is not iodine, since it's an essential mineral. The problem is the thyroxine which is more like walking on clutches. Since when do cows run around and eat thyroid extract. They simply eat natural minerals that comes from their diets. CFS requires magnesium supplements 250-500 mg per day, in the form of magnesium citrate or magnesium chloride, which is the ones I used most frequently. However a chloride of any form, including magnesium chloride, cannot be taken along with an alkaline supplements such as baking soda as it causes diarrhea. Unless of course you wanted to cure a constipation. Both malic acid and magnesium supplements are needed, but the amount of malic acid needed by a person with CFS runs closer to between 1 teaspoon to one or two tablespoon of malic acid. We add some amount of baking soda so to neutralize the excessive acidity and make it less sour, so it won't be too hard on the stomach. The magnesium/malic acid is one of the common remedies I used, along with perhaps a weekly or twice weekly vitamin B complex. Iodine is also antiviral and is taken during the evening hours with the vitamin C. As to a very bad sinus problem, it should be noted that if the esophagus/nose/ear/throat area is acid, it brings about constriction of blood vessels, causing sinus too. Hence both potassium bicarbonate, potassium citrate, usually 1/4 teaspoon in a 1/2 to 1 glass of water, with sodium citrate 1/4 teaspoon is taken twice a day, preferably after meals by 1 or 2 hours. The potassium and the iodine should help alkalize that area, and the pH can be tested by measuring the saliva pH ideally at 7.3. If it's below 7 for a saliva, it's usually some sort of imbalance. If the saliva pH is below 6, then teeth damage and cavities are extensive and the cause is actually the acid saliva and bacteria that's dissolving your teeth because we have just created an environment to digest our teeth enamel! If we can alkalize mouth, it helps the sinus. I have experience about sinus, also if not enough vitamin C is not taken. But for vitamin C, we need constant intake of this, because it's a water soluble vitamin, such as the B complex. The minerals is one of those supplements we need not take regularly because it tends to accumulate if taken too much or for too long of a period. As to gray hair, both vitamin B complex and especially vitamin C whose dose is about 2000 mg per day for at least 3-4 months plus weekly b complex and perhaps sodium copper chlorophyllin, which raises the copper levels to help reduce graying of hair, by taking that chlorophyll supplements. What dose, depends. If it's a liquid form, concentrated one perhaps 5-10 drops, taken for about 3 months, more or less depending on whether gray hair are reduced or not. Manganese is just as important, but so is PABA supplements to help reduce gray hair."
11/09/2009: Deborah from Ettalong, Nsw Australia replies: "Dear Ted,
Thank you again for your valuable time together with the most truly wonderful information that no doctors have ever been able to give me. I was so very interested to read your information on the Luguls iodine this makes so much sense to me. Should I get the colourless one?
Once again you are right on the money and my CFS is caused by the EPSTEIN BARR VIRUS however, my blood sugar levels show normal range, on the tests that is but I have found it hard to lose weight in the past! Although, I look and feel the best I ever have thanx to you as I deleted processed foods, sugar, fruit, wheat, potatoes, dairy, mushrooms etc. from my diet. My body doesn't seem to breakdown sugar very well not even natural fruits!!
I am just trying to get my supplements correct now!
Ted I have been taking 1/4 teaspoon of potassium citrate and 1/2 teaspoon of bicarb soda before food first thing in the morning and last thing at night as I suffer constipation. I have been taking this prior to writing to you as I read that you recommended others this remedy who suffered. I was desperate to rid this and it has worked wonders... I thank you a million times over as I no longer suffer from years of CONSTIPATION!!!!
However, my new understanding is due to my CFS I should now substitute the above for the 1/4 tspn potassium bicarbonate 1/4 tspn potassium citrate 1/4 tspn sodium citrate in a glass of water twice a day pref 1 -2 hrs after meals???
Also I am very interested in taking the malic acid together with the bicarb.(Please advise how malic acid helps CFS)
Is this remedy correct??
1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of malic acid together with 1/4 tspn magnesium and bicarb soda in a glass of water? How much bicarb do you suggest???
I also take Vitamin C and Vitamin B complex and am waiting on my zinc, manganese, molybdate and now chromium, Lugols iodine & digital ph metre to test my saliva.
You are a wealth of information Ted and have helped me more than words can say .....you are our INSPIRATION to get well again!
LOOKING FOR FEEDBACK ON RESVERATROL
01/29/2009: Robin from Rural, VA: "I'm sure some of you out there saw the clip on 60 Minutes this past Sunday on Resveratrol. I have been doing some research on this, and of course there are dozens of companies selling it. I was hoping to get some feedback from some people who have, or are taking it. I want to know brands and amounts. It is so hard to sift through the information, when all the companies want to do is sell their product."
02/12/2009: John from Oswego, IL replies: "Here ia a good place to find info on resveratrol.
06/07/2009: Jude from Louisville, KY replies: "The best thing I know to do is become a blood donor. My sister has elevated iron and she donates on a regular basis. no much but i hope it helps"
WHAT ARE ZINC SALTS?
09/19/2008: Shari from New York, NY: "You've mentioned zinc salts several times in regards to viral infections like herpes. What exactly is it? How much and how often would you use it? And where do you typically find it?"
09/19/2008: Earth Clinic replies: "We will forward your message on to Ted, but in the meantime we found a couple of posts from Ted on the site that may help:
"...At the same time zinc has antibiotic properties, especially zinc salts, such as zinc chloride and zinc acetate...."
"The boils are due to the body's immune system being down usually, a simple zinc salts will act as a safe antibiotic. The preferred zinc salts is zinc acetate, usually taken 25 mg/day for only 4 days and off for 3 days. Do this alternatively. Should skin drying starts, you can stop the zinc."
10/10/2008: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Zinc salts are generally zinc chloride.
In general most salts are those minerals where chlorides are attached to it and in chemistry are known to dissociated completely in water. They can be sodium chloride (regular salt we eat), zinc chloride, magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, or even less well known minerals used in cancer therapies such as rubidium chloride and cesium chlorides.
The healthful effects of sea salt in my observations comes from mineral salts where a large portions of minerals exists in chloride forms, the largest of that is usually magnesium chloride. The salts dissolve rather quickly goes into the bloodstream and are rid of as quickly too, and hence these minerals in their salt forms are often overlooked in alternative medicine as a quick way to get minerals into the body as it dissolves into water rather quickly and goes into the bloodstream just as quick as regular salts, such as sodium chloride. One overlooked from of salts is Chromium chloride which are actually used in i.v. injections in hospitals to lower blood sugar in diabetes. At least in my own use, chloride forms are easy to consider and use as they are very water soluble and it goes into the system quick whether they be manganese chloride, or anything else. Other forms are harder to use such as oxides, carbonates, for example.
MULTIVITAMINS FOR TEENAGE BOYS
09/04/2008: Rosemary G from Atlanta, Georgia: "I have two teenage sons, ages 13 and 15. I would like some feedback about a good food grade multi-vitamin. Although they are different in their needs, perhaps I can find something they will take without too much protesting. Recently, I have been able to occasionally give them ACV in water mixed with stevia. They may hold their noses, but they drink it! My 15 year old has acne and has trouble sleeping and my 13 year old is a bit hyperactive, is prone to moodiness, and is small for his age. They eat like most teenagers and hate it when I serve "healthy" foods for dinner. Any suggestions?"
05/04/2012: Magda from Edmonton, Canada replies: "Hi , go to Dr. Ron Shmidt website and look for his multivitamin and also read about Dr. Weston Price. wish you and family best of health."
08/23/2008: Joyce from Joelton, Tn replies: "To Jay from Chicago: I'm not positive on this but since lipids is medical lingo for fat (and fat is fat), it would seem logical that lecithin (the well-known emulsifier of fats) would be efficacious for lipomas. Trying lecithin for yourself should at least be harmless, if not helpful. If your lipomas disappear, you will definitely know that it does and be sure to share with other EC'ers."
IS THIS A GOOD DAILY VITAMIN TO TAKE?
08/18/2008: Laurie from Worcester, MA: "Hi Ted,
I have a question on daily vitamins. I cannot find a good one it seems but I am wondering about this one. **GNC Multi-GelTM Multivitamin** Here is what is in it.
Serving Size 2 soft gel capsules
Servings Per Container 60
Amount Per Serving % DV
Vitamin A (50% as beta-Carotene and 50% as Fish Liver Oil) 10000.00 IU 200%
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 300.00 mg 500%
Vitamin D (as Fish Liver Oil) 400.00 IU 100%
Vitamin E (as d-alpha Tocopherol) 300.00 IU 1000%
Thiamin (Vitamin B-1)(as Thiamin Hydrochloride) 50.00 mg 3333%
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) 50.00 mg 2941%
Niacin (as Niacinamide) 50.00 mg 250%
Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) 50.00 mg 2500%
Folic Acid 400.00 mcg 100%
Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 50.00 mcg 833%
Biotin 50.00 mcg 17%
Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium d-Pantothenate) 50.00 mg 500%
Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate and Dicalcium Phosphate) 200.00 mg 20%
Iron (as Ferrous Fumarate) 18.00 mg 100%
Phosphorus (as Dicalcium Phosphate) 50.00 mg 5%
Iodine (as Potassium Iodide) 150.00 mcg 100%
Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide) 50.00 mg 13%
Zinc (as Zinc Sulfate) 15.00 mg 100%
Selenium (as Selenium Amino Acid Chelate) 50.00 mcg 71%
Copper (as Copper Gluconate) 2.00 mg 100%
Manganese (as Manganese Sulfate) 10.00 mg 500%
Potassium (as Potassium Sulfate) 30.00 mg 1%
Soybean Oil 442.00 mg **
Lecithin 80.00 mg **
Inositol 50.00 mcg **
para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA) 50.00 mg **
Choline (as Choline Bitartrate) 50.00 mg **
** Daily Value (DV) not established
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Glycerin, Carob Extract, Caramel Color, Rose Hips Powder (Rosina canina)
No Artificial Color, No Artificial Flavors, No Dairy, No Preservatives, No Starch, No Sugar, No Wheat, Sodium Free, Yeast Free, No Gluten
Storage Instructions: Store in a cool dry place.
Warning: After opening, keep tightly closed in refrigerator or other cool place.
Would you reccommend this as a good Multi Vitamin?
09/01/2008: Teri from Up North, Indiana replies: "A doctor once told me the only way to go with a multi is a good food-based one, preferably organic. She said no chemist in the world can decide what vitamins and minerals mother-nature wants us to have. And, that a common apple has many compounds that we haven't even discovered yet. So, they are not completely synthesizing all that we are supposed to get. Not sure if this is true, but in theory it makes sense.
Also, I know Ted is very big on the use of a fulvic/humic acid product. Shouldn't be too hard to find a post talking about it."
08/20/2008: Joyce from Joelton, Tn replies: "Answer to CELSIUM as an alkalizer: Go to ASH (Advanced Scientific Health) for a good reference. They state it is best alkalizer going. I am sure there are many other areas where you can also find information just by googling CELSIUM."
QUESTION ABOUT TRI-POTASSIUM CITRATE
07/15/2008: Karl from Chiang Mai, Thailand: "Dear Khun Ted, Greetings from Chiang Mai. I am currently evaluating Dr MacDaniels Zeta Aid which is basically tri-Potassium Citrate with perhaps a small percentage of Sodium Bicarbonate added to it. Do you have any recommendations or comments for me about this formula? I have purchased an EC meter but haven't used it yet as I am still looking for a suitable storage medium for the tip. Thank you for your valued time and continuous sharing of your expertise. With my best wishes, Karl
PS: have you made any progress with your stem cell stimulation research? "
07/16/2008: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Karl:
Actually tripotassium citrate is the proper name for the common potassium citrate, much like trisodium citrate to mean sodium citrate. Potassium citrate is often used to alkalized the urine to prevent polycystic kidney, as much as trisodium citrate to alkalized, the only difference is that in cases of acid saliva, a tripotassium is often called for, while trisodium is more easily dealt with for most people, as lack of potassium or hypokalemia can occur in some people. An ideal alkalization remedy should also restore some electrolytes and should contain magnesium if possible. But for an alkalizing remedy with more potassium and less sodium is fine for most people, with exception of people on a Hallelujah diet, vegetable diets and fruit diets, which are sometimes dangerously low in sodium. The potassium will have blood pressure lowering effect only if the person has potassium deficiency, but won't decrease much if the body already has sufficient potassium. Most of the decrease if sufficient in sodium and potassium will be from the alkalizing. Potassium will usually restore normal bowel movements better than baking soda generally speaking, since the body seems to loose potassium easier during such bowel movements. Therefore, the alkalizing remedy mentioned is useful for people who are not on a vegetarian diets and has taken sufficient amount of sodium. The effect of potassium overdose is excessive sweating, extreme diarrhea and difficulty of breathing. The cure for potassium overdose is easy: 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt will stop extreme sweating, diarrhea and heart problems within a matter of minutes. On the other hand, taken excessive salt or even sea salt will put pressure on the frontal lobes or the head in general, and taking more potassium will reduce that, assuming of course the cause is not high blood pressure, which it usually is, but sometimes high blood pressure can be initiated sometimes by just the lack of potassium.
As to the EC unit, you will find either the urine is excessively conductive and off the charts, which will often mean heavy metal poisoning (mine is copper from the metal faucet) or excessive salt in the body. However, this can easily be proven of taking EDTA for one or two day acually reduced the Electrical Conductivity of urine.
Therefore EC can be used to detect indirectly excessive metals in the urine, but also salinity in the urine from too much salt intake. Sometimes metals found can come from aluminum teapot, but often it comes from bad metal faucets, faulty water filter and pipes fitting. These are common contaminants I found that leads to liver problems. A visual inspection of water with red junk often is indicator of metal poisoing that leads to conductive urine. In Thailand more than 80% of the places have metal contamination, usually copper, sometimes cadmium which leads to blood pressure problem, especially the cadmium, but copper usually ends up with some form of liver problem. Other countries have arsenic in Bangladesh, fluoride in India, mercury in Canada, and lead in United States. Quite often the reason for a lot of agricultural damage actually comes from the water irrigation and it is this reason why rain water makes plant grow faster- it's the lack of free heavy metal contamination is one thing, but fluoridated and chlorinated water is another that devastate farming, and not just our health.
A suitable storage medium for the tip is just water in potassium chloride solution in a small wet cotton covered by appropriate plastic caps. Most problems of storage is actually the ORP and sometimes the pH meter. The ORP has a platinum and may get oxidized by the air affecting measurements. pH meter is the same. But for most EC meters this may not be a problem as their electrodes are usually carbon and generally not much of a problem of oxidation occur in that instances. It depends on the electrodes.
p.s. Stem cells, don't have time right now, but a small electrical current going through the body, and it's quite small, in the nanometer range will create some stem cells. Aloe vera oils that I have found has certain properties which increase stem cells in the body, perhaps because of high monoatomic elements found in the aloe vera oil, which are superconductive in nature and may cause this stem cell regeneration. Bone marrows create stem cells from the piezoelectric effect on the bone whenever there is mechanical stress and that's why stem cell rebuilding is located inside the bones, but may be destroyed if heavy metals, and other chemical toxins that exists outside the bones. For most people colloidal silver will create stem cells too."