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 Re: Help Requested For Hidradenitis Suppurativa on Scalp, Groin and Chest

Thu, 20 Nov 14 00:20:05 -0500
Posted by Sara (The Beach, Canada) on 11/19/2014

I don't know if it is legal where you are from but I use a topical that has only two ingredients, coconut oil and cannabis. the cannabis is slow cooked with the oil for about 5 hours is a slow cooker and hardens in the fridge after its done. there are videos on you tube showing how it is made. it has been the only thing that has worked for me and believe me I have tried it all. I also take turmeric in almond milk that has been warmed. The pain relief from using the topical is very effective as well. the only downside is that if you have a job that tests for drugs it will show up in the test. I feel no psychedelic effects.

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 Re: Remedies Needed to Dilate Arteries & Capillaries for Better Blood Flow

Thu, 20 Nov 14 00:19:37 -0500
Posted by Shakti (Toronto) on 11/19/2014

Thank you for your suggestion; I will definitely try first thing in the morning

Help Requested For Hidradenitis Suppurativa on Scalp, Groin and Chest

Wed, 19 Nov 14 17:50:31 -0500
Posted by Jimmy (Uk) on 11/19/2014

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS):

This is the first time posting my story so I apologise if it is long. I first started getting 'spots' localised to my penis shaft when I was 13, I was developing acne at this time so thought it would simply go away. Subsequently, I was prescribed broad spectrum tetracycline antibiotics and topical acne creams. For the next few years my HS developed and spread to my scalp, chest and my groin. By this time I was put on accutane for my acne, it had no observable effect on my HS. I have been on antibiotics ever since (I'm now 18), my HS has worsened and I am desperate for any remedy that claims to work. I have never gone a day of my life since I was 13 without some spot or boil on my skin. I would love to hear if anyone has ever actually gone into remission from stage 2 or 3 HS using none surgical treatments. For example, the Paleo Diet. Many claim it helps but not one person bar Robb Wolf claims complete remission. Please help me find a solution. Also has laser hair removal proved successful with anyone with HS? Thanks in advance.

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 re: Is There a Permanent Cure for Sinus Polyps?

Wed, 19 Nov 14 17:47:39 -0500
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 11/19/2014

Allison,

Re Polyp growth;

I've seen effective results from using colloidal silver as an irrigation. The inflammation may be coming from allergy but the result is that viruses can grown from the inflamed passage. So use of CS can keep the inflammation from turning into an antagonistic agent that may be causing the Polyps.

Are These Supplements Enough For Husband With Stage 2 Colon Cancer?

Wed, 19 Nov 14 17:47:18 -0500
Posted by Sarah (Australia) on 11/19/2014

Hi, about 3 months ago my husband was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. He was operated on and the tumor (5-6cm) was removed and some tests conducted. They confirmed that the cancer had NOT spread to the lymph nodes as originally expected and they reduced him to a stage 2. They recommended 6 months of chemo as a precaution as the cancer had moved through the bowel wall and into the fatty cells around the organ (all of which was removed in the surgery) however as some MAY have hot away they have recommended chemo. We dont want to do chemo but don't want to take matters into our own hands without knowing what to do.

At the moment he has changed his diet to a vegetarian diet (with the exception of some fish) is drinking carrot juice daily and having a green shake daily and is taking vitamin B, C, D, fish oil and iron daily. We also have aloe liquid which he takes 20mls a day and put chia, hemp, flax, macow & lisine in all his shakes. Is this enough? Am I missing a crucial addition to this mix. Please advice. Thanks

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 Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for High Cholesterol

Wed, 19 Nov 14 17:43:54 -0500

Posted by Audry (Ca) on 11/19/2014

You would stir in a pinch with your ACV and water.

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 Re: What Can I Do About Swelling Eyelids?

Wed, 19 Nov 14 15:46:01 -0500
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, US) on 11/19/2014

Dear Desi,

I would try poultices over the eyes. Chamomile flowers and Eyebright herb are both excellent for eye issues and safe to use in and around the eye.

You can get plain chamomile tea bags in a box in most grocery stores. Moisten the tea bags in warm water and place over eye for 15 minutes 3 times a day.

Or, if you can find eyebright herb, put a teaspoon of the herb in a mug, add very hot water to moisten and let sit until warm. Then put in a white paper towel or piece of white flannel and fold the edges so all of the herb is inside the cloth. Use this on the eyes as directed for chamomile.

A third option is charcoal poultices. But I would probably do that just overnight.

With any inflammation, my go-to is turmeric, taken internally. 1 teaspoon in some milk or yogurt twice a day. Or you can take 4 capsules twice a day.

Do you have any itching? I can remember in college that I would have eyelid swelling and itching that was caused by make up. I was given steroid cream but it was only temporary relief. I have not had the problem since I stopped wearing eye make up.

I hope one of these things will be helpful to you!

~Mama to Many~

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 Re: Coconut Oil for Liver Damage

Wed, 19 Nov 14 15:45:35 -0500

Posted by James Lucky (Ibadan, Nigeria) on 11/19/2014

Hello am James pls how can some one with liver problem take coconut oil. I mean daily consumption and applying. Thanks I will be looking forward to hear from you.

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 Re: Atrial Fibrillation and H. Pylori

Wed, 19 Nov 14 15:45:02 -0500

Posted by Bee (New York) on 11/19/2014

Hi Pat. I just read you're post and thank you so much for thinking of me.

As far as my weaning I am still on 25mgs.of Metropolol and trying to get down to 12.50 but its been tough. I don't get why I am having such a hard time but I must be in that percent range of people who have a high sensitivity to this stuff (crack as I call it)I have read so many stories about this drug its insane and they aren't all good. I should be happy that I got down to 25 from 100 but that took 8 months and many horrible side effects and back sliding at times. I am doing all I can and taking what I need..even added the Hawthorn tea and will most likely get the Hawthorn pill.. I also do the BSM and magnesium with other things

Good to hear you guys are doing well..

Feels Like Something Is Stuck In My Eye

Wed, 19 Nov 14 14:17:36 -0500
Posted by Jane (USA) on 11/19/2014

I have the feeling there is something in my eye, inside the lower lid. I have flushed with saline and it is temporarily better. It feels as if it moves--when I lay my head on my pillow, it feels like it moves farther from my nose toward the outer edge of my eye. I see no swelling. Also, when I wear my contacts I don't feel it at all, so I'm thinking it's the eyelid, not the eye itself. As soon as the contact comes out, there's that feeling again. I've gone a week without contacts and it got worse (kept rubbing it, I guess). What should I use to soothe and/or get rid of this?

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 Re: Treating Cellulitis with Natural Remedies

Wed, 19 Nov 14 14:15:29 -0500

Posted by Tinkerbell (Michigan, USA) on 11/19/2014

[NAY]  I applaud you all for trying to use natural remedies but please be careful. I did the same as you all and thought I had gotten rid of my cellulitus but had not. I am extremely overweight due to the steroids I take daily for my lung disease. My mobility is null so I sit a lot at my desk. I can not lay on my back to elevate my legs because I can not breathe so I can only prop my legs in a recliner with pillows off and on all day. I tried the natural way after the third time of breaking out with cellulitus and I made the problem worse. I also have edema in my lower body which after the blisters of the cellulitus break they turn into ulcers (which they did because I did not get the infection under control with antibiotics). I have severe pain, my legs are now discolored in a black hue from the damage to the skin. What you are all missing is if you have cellulitus more then once you can have a medical underlying problem. I get the cellulitus from the edema getting out of hand. It is not just from getting bitten from a bug. Please research some more and talk to a skin doctor before you do what I did and make it far worse then it could of been.

Is There a Permanent Cure for Sinus Polyps?

Wed, 19 Nov 14 14:12:32 -0500
Posted by Alison (Philadelphia, Pa) on 11/19/2014

I am also a sufferer of severe chronic polyp growth. This has been a problem for me since at least the third grade, and I am now almost 23 years old. I've had two major (6 hr) sinus surgeries that prevailed for roughly a year or two, before the polyps started returning. I am now scheduled to have yet a third surgery, and my sinuses are unbearable.

I've tried all the treatments through nasal sprays, steroids, antibiotics, allergy medication, allergy testing for everything, netty pots, and anything else you can think of. I'm also beginning a certain type of breathing called, pranayama, which is supposed to help with with the pressure.

I think my last resort is this insanely strict diet. It seems to be working for some people, and I hope to write again with personal feedback as well. It appears that diets are only a temporary solution though... if anyone has any ideas on permanent solutions, any advice will be much appreciated!

Thanks!

Fecal Microbiota Transplant for Ulcerative Colitis and IBS

Wed, 19 Nov 14 14:09:44 -0500

Posted by Sam (Florida, US) on 11/19/2014

Ulcerative Colitis and IBS:

Fecal transplant, which is approved by fda for cdb, shows success in curing many more diseases and conditions including gut issues, diabetes, cfs, etc.

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 Methylene Blue for Candida - Questions for Bill (2)

Wed, 19 Nov 14 14:07:35 -0500

Posted by Marjean (Pardeeville, Wisconsin) on 11/19/2014

Have been reading book Candida. Got ingredients to make recipe on p 78. Put 1/4 tsp C sodium ascorbate into glass. Methylene didn't have built in dropper so I used standard glass dropper and put in 10 drops. didn't turn clear so I added 3 more 1/4 tsp C (to full tsp). added more water to two cups and let sit thinking it may take more time to clear. it didn't, but I drank 1C worth.

Now, upon looking up the info here, do I understand that I should have put 8 drops in a liter of water and used 10 drops of that?

What should I expect to happen on OD-ing the methylene? What should I do other than drinking lots of water?

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 Re: Oil Pulling Side Effects

Wed, 19 Nov 14 14:05:34 -0500

Posted by Rama (India) on 11/19/2014

[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  I had done OP off and on from the time I heard about it, which was more than 20 years ago. Sometimes , due to certain reasons I might have stopped for a short while , and would have totally forgotten about this therapy.

Then few years back again I started it, and did it regularly 3 times a day, and that was the time got so many blisters in my mouth. I still continued with great difficulty , thinking it was okay, as it must be all the toxins coming out and they would go away, as Sesame oil is also good for treating ulcers anyway in India.

But then I could not even open my mouth it was so painful, that I had to visit a doctor and get medicines to get rid of the blisters. After that, I decided I will not try OP.

Now again I suddenly remembered it and as I am in my 50s with all the associated problems related to this age, I thought I would start again.

So I started with once a day early in the morning and slowly as the week progressed I have started doing it twice a day.

Till now I have had no problems and I really like doing it.I also have not noticed any positive changes in me, but that is okay, we have to give time to healing to see results. I am willing to wait. I feel I must have got too excited and had started doing 3 times previously, that is why too many toxins were released and caused the blister problem. This time I am more sensible, if I see some problem, I would reduce it to once a day, and see when I can re start it to twice a day, or even stop it for a while I have no doubt in my mind regarding its goodness. I have done it both with sesame oil as well as coconut oil. I don't like sun flower and olive oil. I would keep alternating between Coconut and sesame oil.

I will soon get back with my updates.

What Can I Do About Swelling Eyelids?

Wed, 19 Nov 14 13:32:56 -0500
Posted by Desi (Ny, US) on 11/19/2014

Hello,

I have a problem for the past 2 years and no doctor knows what to do. Went to eye doctor, specialist, regular doctor, used eye drops, diuretics (Hydrochlorothiazide) that caused me photo toxic reaction and still no solution to the problem. Swelling comes and goes sometimes worse than others but always there mostly on the left eyelid. If it was water retention would it be on the left eyelid only? Legs, hands, ankles all are normal no swelling at all. I am taking Azor blood pressure medication and I am a female 45 yrs old 158 lbs and 5.8" tall.

Any advise will be appreciated. Thank you.

Seeking Ted's Suggestions for Peripheral Neuropathy and Osteoarthritis?

Wed, 19 Nov 14 13:08:28 -0500

Posted by Eli (San Diego) on 11/19/2014

Ted:I have been with Peripheral Neuropathy from my feet thru my knee, for around two years, and my Doctor sugest for me to take Neurophathy Support formula, and Nerve repair Optimizer;I been doing that. I am feeling the same, but with little pain. Now I have OA at both of my hands.

What can I do?

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 Re: Steroid Withdrawal After Treating Impetigo

Wed, 19 Nov 14 13:05:54 -0500

Posted by Rosanne (Toronto, Canada) on 11/19/2014

Regarding "Rosanne, I saw that you would apply GSE three times a day. Do you apply it and then just let it dry? Or do you apply it, let it dry and then apply some sort of moisturizer?"

I would just apply and let it dry. Mind you, dryness hasn't been an issue here with impetigo. But when I was using the GSE for perioral dermatitis, dry, irritated skin was a factor. Then I had great success with a gentle calendula ointment which had a base of beeswax.

I would be interested to hear your results if you do try the turmeric. In theory, it should help heal you from within, but I've never tried it myself for impetigo, only other types of infections.

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 Re: Remedies Needed to Dilate Arteries & Capillaries for Better Blood Flow

Wed, 19 Nov 14 13:05:19 -0500
Posted by 1947hoppy (Indiana) on 11/19/2014

I take cayenne pepper every morning. I mix 1 tsp. cayenne with 1 oz. Apple Cider Vinegar and 1 oz. water and 1/8 tsp. baking soda, and drink it down before breakfast. (The baking soda is for kidney function.)

If you take the cayenne with cold liquid, it does not burn on the way our, if you know what I mean. Take it with hot liquid (or food) and you will feel the heat.

Do a little research on cayenne and I think you will be amazed.


 

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