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 Hep B - Questions for Bill

Fri, 22 May 15 04:56:44 -0500
Posted by Ricoh (Manila, Philippines) on 05/21/2015

Thank you very very much for your reply Bill, I really appreciate it. is there a Quiapo Market in Quezon City?? isn't it located in Quiapo Manila?? Anyway, I have another question. are there any supplements which contains most of the important vitamins and minerals that you mentioned like alpha liphoic, selenium etc etc coz it would be very expensive to buy those supplements one by one. how about usana supplements?? it says that it has some of the most important minerals like alpha lipoic and many more but its selenium is not food based just like the one you recommend.

Also I would like to ask if its safe for a person with hepatitis b to take fresh cayenne pepper because I've been taking it for more than a week now, 3x a day after meals because I've heard that it's good for the heart and will unclog blocked arteries. even though I don't have any symptoms of heart problems yet, I decided to take cayenne for prevention since almost all of my grandparents, uncle, relatives died from heart problems & stroke. if you have spare time please text me at my cel. no. 09106630286.

 Re: Will Borax Bath Help Rash?

Fri, 22 May 15 04:55:43 -0500
Posted by Nho (San Antonio, Tx) on 05/21/2015

Cipro has fluoride. I just went through a bad episode since I have hypothyroid, I ended up with all thyroid symptoms worst, it has been two months and still having problems.

Seeking Advice for Breast Seroma After Radiation Treatments for Cancer

Fri, 22 May 15 04:50:58 -0500
Posted by Marge (Port Charlotte, Florida) on 05/21/2015

After 35 radiation treatments for breast cancer, I developed a seroma and have had it drained 5 times. It continues to fill up with fluid and I was wondering if anyone has experienced this problem. How long did it last and do you have any recommendations.

 Re: Gall Bladder Attacks

Fri, 22 May 15 04:46:25 -0500
Posted by Quiet (Wisconsin) on 05/21/2015

@ Mike of Montreal: I am commenting on your first post, above, where you state, "...The most logical way of eliminating the sometimes unbearable pain due to a gallbladder attack is by ingesting food that tend to promote bile flow..."

If that is true, it is the reason my pain and bloat subside within an hour or two if I go out to a local burger joint and eat two breaded, deep-fried chicken tenders, a lemonade and a two scoop ice cream custard (ice cream custard is ice cream with eggs in it). I dip the tenders in sweet tomato ketchup. It's my thing. It started when, after inadvertently ingesting one of the triggers that sets off my gall bladder related symptoms, I said, [phooey! ] I feel terrible anyway; I'm going out for a custard. And I did, and I quickly felt the episode pass. I was stimulating my gallbladder to release more bile!

My other "thing" that I try when an episode hits is to lay on my stomach on the floor on top of a row of pillows. Flat on the floor without the pillows does not put as much pressure on my abdomen; works better with the pillows for me. (I am usually slim, except when a gall bladder episode hits, and then I look all distended, as if a few months pregnant.) For all the years before I knew my pain was caused by a malfuntioning gall bladder, I never knew that lying down that way puts pressure on the gall bladder, pushing out sluggish bile.

Now, I am taking steps to heal my gall bladder and detox my liver before it gets much worse. I do not imbibe alcoholic beverages, so my problems must be due to something else; I know not exactly what. I did live on lots of beef, refined grains, salty canned vegetables and sweet dishes for many years. All that changed about fifteen years ago, but I have had the occasional bout with troubled gall bladder or liver symptoms off and on for at least twenty years. I always blamed it on specific food additives. Now I know that they were only the triggers.

Thanks for your post, Mike.

 Re: Remedies for Lymphedema

Fri, 22 May 15 04:44:53 -0500
Posted by Mina ( Toronto) on 05/21/2015

Thanks. Useful tips. I have calf swelling for 5 months. I am taking lymphatic massage but doesn't seem to work. I tried Epsom salt, but did not work. how much salt exactly needed in how much water ? Can you tell.

Boric Acid for BV

Fri, 22 May 15 04:29:27 -0500
Posted by Amanda ( New York, US) on 05/21/2015

[YEA]  I've had BV/yeast infection for as long as I can imagine, it started when I was a child. Now that I look back on it it could've been brought on by a swim in a lake but there's no way of knowing. anyway, it has been hell for me these past few years. I tried the other remedies to no avail and then finally decided to try the boric acid and I am COMPLETELY free. It's been almost two months now and I've had no problems whatsoever, no smell or anything!! It didn't cure my YI but I've been using ACV douche for that and it's been working. I don't see the BV ever coming back but if it does I have a lot more boric acid left. If you guys are suffering PLEASE try this, I had a pretty LONG and BAD run with BV and this is the only thing that has worked. Good luck!!

 Re: Barley Water for C-Difficile

Fri, 22 May 15 04:28:07 -0500
Posted by Pam H (Chesterfield, Mo.) on 05/21/2015

I tried the barley water a few days ago (have had C-diff for a month). I drank about 3 cups over a 12 hour period. Because I didn't notice any benefit, I didn't take it the next day, but still have some in my fridge. Does anyone know if it is still good after 3 days? Also, how many doses and how often are you drinking the water? Are there some people who might not notice a benefit until after a few days? Thanks, Pam

 Re: Help Requested for Difficulty Swallowing

Fri, 22 May 15 04:27:16 -0500
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 05/21/2015

To Rose;

ON...difficulty swallowing pills.

Me too. My trick is ALWAYS to hold pills in mouth for ten to fifteen seconds to allow them to become very moist and hence slippery. Sometimes if hard capsules are in my handful of pills I'll use a heavy liquid rather than water...(milk for instance) or apple juice. I can get choked very easily.

I can take up to 12 tablets at a "gulp" using this "hold in mouth method". I also ALWAYS let my throat relax before swallowing. If I take a second group of pills I will wait 20 or 30 seconds to let throat relax. I try to consciously become Unconscious of the act of swallowing. That may seem impossible or contradictory but it works.

Been doing this method for 40 years.

Prior to these simple tricks, I choke at trying to swallow a single aspirin tablet!

Oh...I have not had my tonsils taken out.

 Re: Removing a Pterygium

Fri, 22 May 15 04:26:33 -0500
Posted by P. (Florida) on 05/21/2015

This jellyfish-like thing formed halfway across my eye in a matter of months--NOT over the course of many years! I do believe it is a myth that it is ONLY caused from many years of sun damage.

Surgery is not an option for me for me right now. (Too much to write...) I am losing my vision in my left eye. I went from no lesion to a huge lesion within a year.

I remember, not too long ago, burning my eye with something. I had gotten something in it and it burned worse than ever before. I cannot remember what got in my eye.

I also immediately experienced much distress in my eyes when I went on Paxil. I have a number of things that I often wonder may have caused it.

Also, I f you have had surgery for this, please tell me what it is REALLY like.

Any and all input or help is appreciated. Thank you!

 Re: Shingles Scab Near Eye Not Healing

Fri, 22 May 15 04:25:32 -0500
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 05/21/2015


re; shingles virus above and in eye...


I've used colloidal silver many times to kill conjunctivitis in my eye. But I'm careful not to use CS for more than two days running and three times per day. After a week I've used again.

Well, the CS works on that particular virus; and shingles is a virus. I'd personally give it a try to kill shingles virus in eye if me.

On shingles above eye I'd use a poultice or salve made of CS plus a little DMSO to make sure it penetrates. I've also added cayenne in the past with Vitamin E (natural, not synthetic). But given the close proximity to your eye, I'd be extra cautious that nothing drips down into the eye and to make sure of safety would leave off the cayenne. The DMSO could also be painful too so again I'd be extra cautions in the application above eye. I'd repeat four or five times in a few days. The CS will kill the virus I've found and the DMSO is a penetrant and carrier.

 Re: Remedies for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Fri, 22 May 15 04:25:12 -0500
Posted by Andrew (Pomona Ca) on 05/21/2015

Hi, how much exactly do you guys recommend taking of the CBD oil and calcium 2aep? The bcd oil I have is a tincture called Cibikan. The copd and pulmonary fibrosis is about mid stage.


 Re: Help Requested for Difficulty Swallowing

Thu, 21 May 15 17:12:50 -0500
Posted by Mama to Many (Tennessee) on 05/21/2015

Dear Oscar,

Well, I too have a much harder time swallowing pills than I used to. I used to swallow pills with no water and no trouble. Now I have to swallow pills with water and also some food. Sometimes they seem to get stuck in my throat.

I too had my tonsils out a long time ago. (I was 4.) I am 48 now.

I also have Cricopharyngeal Spasm, which causes pain and a tight feeling in the throat. Seems to be brought on by stress. So, I have rather assumed this was related to the pill issue.

Maybe the pill issue and the spasm issue are related to having tonsils out decades ago.

It sure can be hard to know what causes what and what is related to what with health issues!

Just sharing my experience with you as you think and compile information. Perhaps you will pioneer a cure for this as you have with BHT and hepatitis!

~Mama to Many~

 Re: Chanca Piedra for Gallstones

Thu, 21 May 15 16:55:02 -0500
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 05/21/2015

Dear Ricoh,

I have seen Holy Basil mentioned in treating kidney stones. And some herbs will treat both. It seems worth a try since you have it in your garden!

Herbalist Philip Fritchie lists Butcher's Broom and Cascara Sagrada as being lithotriptic (stone dissolving) specifically for gallstones.

Cascara Sagrada can have quite the laxative effect, though. When I have taken it, I have taken it with ginger and and fennel. But still, start small with this herb.

Butcher's Broom I have taken alone for varicose veins and it never gave me any trouble.

~Mama to Many~

 Re: Molasses, Aloe Vera and Beets for Ovarian Cysts

Thu, 21 May 15 16:37:56 -0500
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 05/21/2015

Dear Naomi,

You could certainly try the beets alone and see if that would help.

I have found castor oil packs and frankincense essential oil to help me very much with cysts. I used the castor oil packs at bedtime and a few drops of the frankincense over the ovary area in the morning.

~Mama to Many~

 Re: Will Ovarian Cyst Remedies Also Help Light Period?

Thu, 21 May 15 16:29:29 -0500
Posted by Mama to Many (Tennessee) on 05/21/2015

Dear Ify,

Is the short and light period a change for you? I have known ladies with short and light periods and that was normal for them. They even had no trouble with conception or pregnancy.

It is possible that the ACV and Blackstrap would help your periods return to normal. Often natural remedies are normalizing. So, while those things would help some with heavy bleeding, they could help your light periods as well.

Do you know what type of complex cyst you have? Is it causing you trouble? I have seen many reports of natural treatments helping with simple cysts, but there is very little information about natural treatments for complex cysts. That doesn't mean there is no solution, it just means there is not so much information.

~Mama to Many~

 Re: Shingles Scab Near Eye Not Healing

Thu, 21 May 15 15:09:05 -0500
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 05/21/2015

Dear Julia,

If you could find a high quality salve with comfrey in it, that may help it to heal more quickly. Vitamin E, or Wheat Germ oil may also be helpful.

~Mama to Many~

Can Multiple Remedies and Supplements be Combined in Juice?

Thu, 21 May 15 13:48:27 -0500
Posted by Jean (East Tn) on 05/21/2015

Please help: Is there any reason that supplement capsules can't be taken apart and dumped together into... something like juice ...?

2 Turmeric, 2 DIM, 2 Garlic, 2 Milk Thistle, 2 Colostrum, 1 Acidophilus, 1 Astragalus, 1 Digestive Enzymes, 1 Olive Leaf Extract, 1 Vit C w/Rosehips -- these powders in capsules are all being taken together with some gel cap stuff like 2 Omega, 1 Vit K, 1 D3,1 Aloe Vera.

The ACV/BS is being taken 1 hour before or 2 hours after; the supplements are being taken after breakfast and again @ 10 pm (not necessarily with food).

Also want to ADD magnesium, potassium, elderberry syrup and possibly echinacea capsules to the established regiment.

 Re: Coconut Oil Cured Dumping Syndrome

Thu, 21 May 15 13:46:30 -0500
Posted by Nonib (Usa) on 05/21/2015

Ah, yes! The very first meal I had following removal of my gallbladder resulted in a 'gut rush' to the bathroom and this phenomenon has been a regular part of life since. Then my daughter, the same. Followed by my son. Cholecystectomy was very definitely the trigger for all of us; however, we also all find that 'eating out' contributes to the problem. I rarely have the intense urgency when eating at home and neither do they. A meal with a higher fat content will do it, very spicy food does it (which is not a problem for me since I do not enjoy or cook very spicy food). A large meal will do it, even if fat and spice are not a major contributor. I will certainly try the coconut oil.

 Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Mole

Thu, 21 May 15 13:45:47 -0500
Posted by C. (United States) on 05/21/2015

[YEA]  Yeah it should turn white and then black. Once it is black, I would limit it to once a day. I think it depends really on how large the mole is and how long it was there in terms of scarring potential. If it popped up and is fairly new, it shouldn't scar and once it turns black don't pick at it, let it fall off by itself and there shouldn't be a scar. Works well on sunspots too.

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