Holistic Health Practitioners

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  Re: Mucus Conditions
Wed, 16 Apr 14 20:24:36 -0500

04/16/2014: Katy from Pleasant Valley: "Go on the mucousless diet, mucous is you body response to something, it doesn't like or a protection. Usually it is an allergic reaction to food that your eating that you are allergic to."

  Re: Lump in Throat Sensation
Wed, 16 Apr 14 20:22:55 -0500

04/16/2014: Smartattimes from La: "I felt like I had something stuck in my throat, like a cat may feel with hair ball. I read that it could be acid reflux due to the body creating less stomach acid or too much stomach acid so went to my Chinese medicine doctor he gave me some herbs and it went away."

  Re: Mold and Ammonia Chloride
Wed, 16 Apr 14 20:21:54 -0500

04/16/2014: Littlecat from Sd: "Mold is a biotoxin, it is the equivalent of being exposed to agent orange, mold will eventually wear down your immune system because your body is fighting its invasion, You may became very ill, and it is seriuos t you can die from mold it can give you a heart attack I'm not trying to scare you but it is serious health hazard why do you think when the clean up team showns up to clean up mold they wear the hazmat suits an respirators. I kid you not get out of the house mold are found to be carcinagenic Find a doctor that trained with Dr Shoemaker and get treatment"

  Re: Lupus
Wed, 16 Apr 14 20:09:21 -0500

04/16/2014: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand: "Borax is obtained in US from Mule Team borax used as laundry detergent. In other countries is obtained as borax food grade or commercial grade borax. H2O2 3% is prepared from higher concentration medical grade and dilute it down to 3%. She may respond well to any trace elements such as copper chlorophyllin, zinc, EDTA, etc. There are many other supplements but it boils down to fungus as cause of lupus. She will respond to ozone therapy also. Since there is no stores that handles this you might have to obtain from chemical supplier. Ted"

  Question for Ted about Aloe Vera Oil
Wed, 16 Apr 14 19:40:00 -0500

04/16/2014: Grannyof2 from Texas, Usa: "This message is for Ted: Searching the internet, the only aloe vera oil I have found is aloe vera gel mixed with different oils like almond oil or safflour oil. I haven't found a way to extract oil from the aloe vera plant. I grow aloe vera and would rather make my own aloe vera oil, but I don't know which oil to use. Ted, can you please clear up which oil to mix with the aloe vera gel to get the aloe vera oil you recommend? Or a source for the aloe vera oil? Thank you."

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda for Parasites
Wed, 16 Apr 14 19:37:58 -0500

04/16/2014: Dee Smith from California: "I love your post, Robert Henry."

Re: Demodex Mites and Slight Yeast on Face
Wed, 16 Apr 14 19:37:29 -0500

04/16/2014: Audrey from Delray Beach, Florida: "Dermatologist took a scraping on face and diagnosed demodex mites and slight yeast. He prescribed Ketocanazole Cream (Nizoral) and Pemethium Cream (an insecticide). I am very chemically sensitive and do not want to use either. I was trying Apple Cider Vinegar diluted in water. It is very drying to the face. I wanted to try Seabuck Thorn but I understand it has a smell that I may not be able to tolerate due to the multiple chemical sensitivities and I have since found out that it is high in Vitamin A and I have a vitamin A toxicity from taking a high dose multivitamin for many years and it has affected my pancreas with high amylase pancreatic enzymes so the dermatologist says do not use anything high in vitamin A, even topically. I am now thinking about Nutribiotics Grapefruit Seed Extract. I do know that it will be drying but I do not seem to have too many choices. I amwaiting for a call back from my holistic nutritionist but I need to do something soon so I am asking for advice. To sum it up, I need something that has no odor and not high in vitamin A. Thank you."

  Re: Trying to Locate Food Grade Peroxide in DC
Wed, 16 Apr 14 19:34:42 -0500

04/16/2014: Larry from Fairfax, Va: "Try your local Whole Foods in their vitamin & supplement dept. I buy it at Whole Foods/Fairfax, VA."

Re: Grapefruit Seed Extract for Sinus Infections
Wed, 16 Apr 14 19:33:58 -0500

[YEA]  04/16/2014: Heather from Santa Monica: "Yep, grapefruit seed extract is my go to remedy for sinus infections. I've tried in my neti pot, but it's too strong. I usually take GFSE drops internally (about 10 drops 3 times a day) but also use sea salt and peroxide in my neti pot to irrigate the sinuses."

  Re: Bleach and Water for Scabies
Wed, 16 Apr 14 18:18:27 -0500

04/16/2014: Toni from Kansas City,mo: "I started today with a spray bottle on my arms and will let you know after a few days with my results...never had this..I think it came from someone that came into my home with it... and I am so clean..grrr and I too got the Perm treatment from my doctor and still did not help or maybe its just around this person that comes and visit me I may have to let that person know YOU OUT OF HERE lol"

  Re: Candida and All Other Poisonings
Wed, 16 Apr 14 17:27:41 -0500

04/16/2014: Robyn from Melbourne: "Hello Bill, I thought I'd give one more try. I am still homeless, STILL in severe pain, that never stops, STILL so allergic and don't know what to do. I dont make ATP, can't metabolise carbs or proteins, have ammonia, xylen and other poisonings.

Liver profile, phase 1 too high, phase 2 too low. I don't know what to eat because my copper levels are extraordinary!! I have read what high copper does to you. All the veges I eat have copper. I have addisons disease and it is advised that protein be eaten at each meal. But I have so much trouble eating it. I can't digest it. The lighter proteins (fish & poultry) I am allergic to. Grains I am allergic to. I don't eat much carbs which may be a good thing if I can't metabolise it. I am in ketosis (also on my lab report which is not necessarily a good thing).

I got a stool test back recently that also confirms I'm not digesting. and that I have no good bacteria, 1 strain, I think. That's not good news. So I found an 8 strain live 30 billion and take that twice a day.

For a new year, I went to a new Dr.(environmental). Not much help except to increase most of the supplements I'm taking which haven't helped. And my dheas was almost nil. My adrenals are dead. They produce almost nothing. But I take estrogen, progesterone, dheas, testerone bioidentical troche but I am converting the dheas straight to testerone. Some think progesterone should be taken for 14 days a month, others 25 and I take it the whole month.

Here I can't go into a shop and get any of these things in a cream like you can. Or order them off the internet. They're banned. So getting a different form of dheas is not easily achieved. From what I read dheas is responsible for, it seems like it is not a hormone you want to be without. I just read an article that says for adrenal people vitamin B, C, stimulating herbs such as licorice, ginseng, hormones such as dheas, pregnegelone are all too stimulating. And now I'm even thinking that salicylates are probably a problem for me.

That would give me nothing to eat. I was using coffee enemas (organic) to try to clear my liver but that seems a joke too. Coffee is full of copper and I don't believe you don't absorb in your rectum. Then there's the train of thought that enemas wash out the good bacteria. Being too acidic is often blamed for osteoperosis, which I have, and calcium lying around in your tissues. But copper can do that too. And it seems I have alkaline tissues everywhere. Alkalising with lemon and bicarb was excruciating. I did a lemon fast for a day. That was excruciating too. I can't get the copper out. From what I gather, that is probably not possible until the adrenals are healed. Which I have been told is not going to happen.

I feel totally in despair. Im sorry I've covered a few topics here but I don't know what to eat. I've tried most of the remedies here but I didn't know I had such a copper problem and many of the remedies have a lot of copper in them (eg. coconut oil). So eat? supplements? hormones? and if I have no good bacteria candida must have taken over. I have a very coated white tongue (20 yrs or more). I asked the doc if that was candida to which he replied no. I wasn't digesting anything."

Trying to Locate Food Grade Peroxide in DC
Wed, 16 Apr 14 16:44:42 -0500

04/16/2014: Mwr from Washington, DC: "Where can I buy food grade H2O2 in the Washington, DC area? Thank you"

Alum for Toothaches
Wed, 16 Apr 14 16:43:39 -0500

[YEA]  04/16/2014: Vaughn from West Palm Beach Fl.: "Anytime I have problems with my gums or teeth I use Alum. I pack my gums or brush my teeth with Alum. I also use oil pulling with Coconut oil. I love these two things. They have helped me a lot.You can find Alum in the spice rack at the store."

  Re: Gallbladder Flush for Gallstones
Wed, 16 Apr 14 16:42:53 -0500

04/16/2014: Donna from Charlotte, Nc: "I have had a history if gall bladder issues. I have done the flush 5 times in the last 7 months with good results. One flush PAINLESSLY removed a stone in the shape of a tangerine section but a bit smaller. It was the green shade and floated. No wonder I was in so much pain. The flush works it works it works....you can store up to 2000 stones in there and it does NOT hurt at all when they come out. Oh, by the way, stress is AWFUL for this and any other of our God designed organs. We all need to calm down and trust Him! (I am preaching to myself.)"

Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Seborrheic Keratosis
Wed, 16 Apr 14 16:41:10 -0500

[YEA]  04/16/2014: Mark from Chicago: "Apple Cider Vinegar got rid of my seborrheic keratosis. I took a cotton ball and dipped it in ACV then taped it to my arm for 2 hours about 5 times per week. Within 4 weeks it was half the size it used to be. Within 8 weeks it was completely gone. It's been over 3 months and it's still completely gone!"

  Re: Magnesium Citrate for Insomnia
Wed, 16 Apr 14 16:40:00 -0500

04/16/2014: Jo from Nm: "Mg glycinate is least likely to cause diarrhea. I adjust the amt I take. Need at least 800 mg for restless leg and charley horse. Sometimes need another 400. If I get bound up, I switch to mg citrate. My husband takes the citrate, at least 1200 mg because his meds cause extreme constipation. Took Clark's for many years, and am thinking of finding it again."

  Re: Sodium Bentonite Clay for Atrial Fib
Wed, 16 Apr 14 12:18:48 -0500

04/16/2014: Koy from Sofia, Bulgaria: "Hi Ron, Thank you much for sharing your finding. Did you take the bentonite on empty stomack in the morning, or on divided portions? Best"

  Re: Lavender Oil for Insomnia
Wed, 16 Apr 14 11:01:18 -0500

04/16/2014: Jo from Nm: "The last distillation of lavender produces a "water". There is term for it which I have forgotten. We found it in CA, but anyone distilling the plant should have it. Sprayed on the face and pillow, it induces sleep. Gentle enough for the babies, and tho fragrant, does not have the intense scent of the oil. Works as well as warm milk or chamomile, but not well enough to overcome the intense pain of neuropathy."

  Re: Help Requested for Fatigue
Wed, 16 Apr 14 09:42:41 -0500

04/16/2014: Lucas from Nyc: "Your complaints are listed in methadone's common side effects (of which there are many). See the list here: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/methadone-side-effects.html"

  Re: Help Requested for Fatigue
Wed, 16 Apr 14 09:42:39 -0500

04/16/2014: Lucas from Nyc: "Your complaints are listed in methadone's common side effects (of which there are many). See the list here: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/methadone-side-effects.html"

Dietary Changes Helped Candida
Wed, 16 Apr 14 09:41:00 -0500

04/16/2014: K.b. from Usa: "This is in reference to Tony's post about being afflicted with candida and many other health issues.I went through much of what your saying. I did extensive search online to find a remedy since most doctors I went to didn't know how to diagnose me. I had many symptoms and they look at me like I'm sick in the head. For hepatitis b I took milk thistle and olive leaf for about 2 months and for candida the secret is to cut off ALL sugars and bread, pasta, rice, etc. Basically I was eating only salads, meats, chick peas, raw veggies, and kefir which is great for fighting candida. I also went a gluten free diet. I also take black seed oil (nigella sativa) research it online. I also have thyroid issues, headaches, nerve problems, swelling in random places.I f you would like to ask please reply to the post I will check frequently."

Help Requested for Fatigue
Wed, 16 Apr 14 09:33:50 -0500

04/16/2014: Kyle from Denver,co: "I have been feeling tired and lethargic for over 8 months now. I wake up in the morning and feel like I had no sleep Its making me very depressed and moody and when I get home from work I go straight to bed. I am on 90mg of methadone and not sure if that's causing it but I've been on that for 3 yrs. I've had all kind of tests ran and they cant find anything. And at times I seem to have short dizzy spells. AND Also my body feels like I have flu symptoms just weak and do good to get out of bed. Can someone please help!"

  Re: Venous Flares (Spider Veins)
Wed, 16 Apr 14 09:31:14 -0500

04/16/2014: Tracyanne from Nsw Autralia: "I would like to ask Ted about unsightly venous flares on lower legs and creeping up to just above the knee. I see where he advocates lemon and bicarb for the pain but what about erradicating the sight of them."

  Re: Treating Blocked Fallopian Tubes
Wed, 16 Apr 14 09:29:54 -0500

04/16/2014: Mama To Many from Tennessee: "Dear Babyonboard, You say that you have a blocked fallopian tube and that you are 5 weeks pregnant. I am trusting that the "blocked" tube is not the baby, and that the baby is in the uterus? Assuming your baby is in the uterus, I would wait until after the baby is born to address the issue of a blocked tube. It is possible it will resolve on its own. Having a blocked tube during pregnancy is not harmful to the baby. The things I would normally suggest for a blocked tube, I would not recommend during pregnancy. ~Mama to Many~"

Questions for TimH Regarding Potassium Deficiency and Fibroid Cysts
Wed, 16 Apr 14 09:20:19 -0500

04/16/2014: Tracyanne from Nsw Autralia: "I would like to ask Ted about the best and safest way to get my potassium and sodium ratio corrected. I have read where fibroid cysts cannot be sustained in your body if your potassium levels are correct."

  Re: ADHD
Wed, 16 Apr 14 09:17:48 -0500

04/16/2014: Carol from Cumming, Ga: "Our family too has been trying many ADHD therapies over the years for our son who is now 15. Some of the therapies we have done are: eye therapy, after doing a free questionnaire @ cookvisiontherapy.com and an appointment with Dr. Cook it was found that our son had convergence insuffiency in the left eye, after nine months of eye therapy his eyes were 100% corrected. Yet he still couldn't read well enough to get passing grades. A hearing test by an audiologist confirmed Auditory Processing Disorder. We did 40 visits of Brain Core therapy which is biofeedback. The changes were slight. He was put in an online therapy for auditory processing called fastforword by gemm learning. This is a good reading program but our son still struggled so much. After reading 'Disconnected Kids by Dr Millello' we had an evaluation done at Brain Balance. The results showed the left hemisphere of his brain was under developed. It was explained that the right hemisphere was doing the work of both sides, on some levels he was at second and third grade. He is currently doing 36 weeks at Brain Balance therapy. We do therapy at home and bring him in 3 times a week. Basically the idea is to stimulate the senses on the right side of the body to effect the left side of the brain to grow and change, (or stimulate the left side if the right brain is weak). Along with diet changes, eye therapy, suppliments, drastically cutting back on screen time, adding movement during the day. During his sessions they have him do physical therapy first immediately followed by academic work. We have high hopes. The testimonials for autistic children are really good. I wish I had known about this when my son was younger, I may not have chosen the other therapies."

  Re: Where to Buy Unsulphured Molasses in Kenya?
Wed, 16 Apr 14 09:15:44 -0500

04/16/2014: Syllus from Mombasa, Kenya: "HI, I am also looking where I can get unsulphured blackstrap molasses."

  Re: Orange and Lemon Diet for Lyme Disease
Wed, 16 Apr 14 09:12:15 -0500

04/16/2014: Carola from California: "Paul; I want to thank you for your confirmation. Since I read the original post, nearly word-for-word, on another site, and under a different name, I was hesitant to credit it, but since your experience paralleled this, I am excited to try. Thank you!"

  Re: Treating Blocked Fallopian Tubes
Wed, 16 Apr 14 09:11:26 -0500

04/16/2014: Babyonboard from South Africa: "Hi, I found out I am 5 weeks pregnant but have a blocked Fallopian tube. How do I cure it naturally without harming the baby?"

  Re: Magnesium for Insomnia
Wed, 16 Apr 14 09:09:09 -0500

04/16/2014: Gabrielle from Los Angeles, Ca: "Magnesium Chloride, liquid form 2 teaspoons 3 X a day. Magnesium Glycinate (tablets), and liquid Magnesium Citrate all have been very effective for me in helping me relax and having a good, sound night's sleep."

  Re: Tooth Abscess
Wed, 16 Apr 14 09:08:29 -0500

04/16/2014: Kimmi from Springfield, Mo.: "In response to 08/25/2012: Lisa from Los Angeles, Ca post: "If you have a tooth abcess, why are you waiting 4 or 5 days before going to the dentist?" Because a lot of us can't afford a dentist and we're on a very tight financial budget! Some of us don't have two nickels to rub together after essential bills are paid...we just don't have the luxury of going "as soon as it's needed."

  Re: Suggestions Needed Regarding Homemade Yogurt
Wed, 16 Apr 14 09:07:16 -0500

04/15/2014: Shirley from Ne: "This is how I make my yogurt these days and I've never had a batch not turn out good. I pour whole milk into a quart size mason jar then add 1 TBSP of plain yogurt from my last batch (or from store bought) and 1 TBSP of sugar (I use organic). Then I put a tight lid on and shake it all up real good. Then I turn on the oven light and let it set in there for two days. After that I refrigerate it, then when it's cold I strain it to thicken (Greek). I've found this method, though it takes a day longer than the boiling method, to result in a thicker yogurt even before straining plus I don't make a mess and it's much easier to make; therefore I'm more inclined to make it. *adding the TBSP of sugar gives the culture something to "feed" on."

  Re: Throbbing Feet
Wed, 16 Apr 14 09:06:50 -0500

04/16/2014: Pain In Feet from Sacramento, Ca: "Dear Timh from Ky, Usa, I will definitely check out your leaky gut syndrome theory! Thank you for your time!"

  Re: High BP with Hep-C and Neuropathy
Wed, 16 Apr 14 01:46:31 -0500

04/16/2014: Timh from Ky: "Diane: Liver inflammation will cause HBP, so try treating the hep c by recommends from others. earthclinic.com/CURES/hep_c.html"

  Re: Question for Dave Regarding Viral Link to Autoimmunity
Tue, 15 Apr 14 23:57:20 -0500

04/15/2014: Dave from Fountain Inn, Sc: "Jan from London, Canada; About your hunch the virus is in your blood and also lungs... I wrote you about how to attack it in lungs but failed to mention this: If it is systemic in you (in your blood as you put it) then you need to kill it system wide. I do that by drinking a quarter cup of colloidal silver twice daily for a full month or longer. And even up to six months if symptoms are evident. Otherwise, a virus can cause further problems even years later if allowed to lay dormant...think the shingles virus as an example."

  Re: Hydrogen Peroxide for Pneumonia
Tue, 15 Apr 14 22:44:01 -0500

04/15/2014: Cool Mama from Saltspring Island: "Ok, a few words about the h202...up I have done loads of reading about using the stuff safely internally and externaly. Here is what I have found.. Never EVER ever use the regular pharmacy bought 3percent hydrogen peroxide internally, and definitely not on a child! Spraying inside a mouth is internally. It is full of harmful stuff that will make u sick. One should buy 29-35 percent hp at the health food store and then dilute it to three percent. This is the food grade hp and is safe to use on skin and to take internally. It has no harmful additives. But, a big but! It must be diluted carefully and never taken at full strength as it could be fatal. If it gets on your skin it will turn white. I would put one cup in a bath or two and mix away from children so they don't knock into you or spill it. But other then that its amazing!"

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Tinea Versicolor
Tue, 15 Apr 14 20:30:48 -0500

04/15/2014: Ahmad from Asheville, Nc: "Hi Lyn! I've actually used ACV to get rid of a viral skin infection called Molluscum Contagiousum that was as HORRIBLE as the name sounds and literally NOTHING worked for, even medicines that cost $800.00 (believe it or not). I got it from sharing a towel and it was impossible to get rid of because there are very few things that aren't completely harmful to the body that will also kill viruses. Luckily, Tinea Versicolor is a fungus and much easier to kill or at least treat. For the virus, I had to apply ACV soaked cloths to my body over night once at the beginning of the week and once at the end of the week. In addition, I took ACV pills that you can find at any health food store (Whole Foods, Green Life, etc.) and/or drank a tablespoon of it everyday.THIS IS A VERY DRASTIC MEASURE THAT SHOULD BE AVOIDED UNLESS NOTHING ELSE WORKS (for Tinea especially).

An explanation of why and the actual answer to your question are below. THE ANSWER : The reason that the treatment I did (described above) should be avoided for something like Tinea is because directly treating your skin with ACV is the equivalent of chemically burning yourself (Freezing off a wart, etc.), especially for the length of time that I did it for. Because it is a vinegar, it is very acidic (the acidity content can usually be found on the bottles) and it is more likely than not diluted in bottle to achieve that acidity level. The extent to which your skin may burn from this really depends on how resilient or tuff your skin is. I have pretty resilient skin, so the ACV didn't burn me as badly as it could have, but I have heard horror stories about people who tried the same treatment for the virus I had and ended up having to seek medical attention.

So, perhaps you can try diluting the ACV further with some water or maybe applying it for less time. You could also try taking ACV pills everyday or drinking a table spoon or two in the morning (I would mix it with apple or orange juice if I didn't feel like taking a shot of it). I took 2 every morning and once again later in the day (more than was directed, but I was desperate and, hey, it's ACV, so it couldn't be as bad as loading my body with chemicals). It may be my mentality, but when the ACV was burning I knew that it was working, so perhaps a little discomfort is normal and even desirable. Still, there are other methods you can try before trying ACV and if it's burning your skin badly enough, it would obviously be good to stop.

My Final Argument for ACV : All of this being said, and as tough as my skin is, I've had bad luck all my life with skin problems. While taking ACV for the virus and continuing the regimen well after the visible infection disappeared, I noticed a SIGNIFICANT improvement on my skin of all other ailments. Acne COMPLETELY disappeared and I rarely got pimples anymore. I got Scabies (bed bugs) from my roommate in college and it even helped for that! And those are just the visible benefits. Anyway, I'm just letting you know all of this because I understand what it feels like to be desperate for something to work and was SHOCKED and SO relieved when I finally tried ACV. Good luck with your Tinea!!!"

Re: Oil Pulling Noticeable Benefits
Tue, 15 Apr 14 19:48:43 -0500

[YEA]  04/15/2014: Sam from Uk: "I wanted to write in with my own personal experience of oil pulling used in combination with my home made toothpaste which I have been doing for about 12 months now. I found the basis of my toothpaste here on earthclinic and from other research I did on the internet.

I can personally attest to the benefits of oil pulling. Definitely whiter teeth, at least two shades whiter and the oil removed the majority of stains within the first two months of use from a past history of having smoked for many years. No tartar ever since I started. The other thing it definitely does is remove particles of food which become lodged at the back of the mouth and tongue which can be missed when brushing the teeth and tongue .. oil pulling can also dislodge tonsil stones which you never knew you had. All these things can be missed and contribute to bad breath. Other things to note, while oil pulling, it will bring up phlegm which can also contribute to bad breath.

If oil pulling is done regularly and consistently with diligence .. properly .. swishing around the mouth for at least 15 - 20 minutes every night before bed you never wake up with bad breath in the morning. Gums are definitely healthier and pinker and has relieved mild tooth pain every single time.

My oil pulling regime has been done while I shower in an evening before bed and every morning when I wake up. Alongside oil pulling I have been using my homemade toothpaste. Sometimes I take my home made toothpaste and add it to my swishing mixture in my mouth which further adds to my oral hygiene routine. I am sure there are other things which have improved or that I have benefited from since I have been oil pulling which I have forgotten to add, for now this is my year long experience.

Note .. tongue brushing must be included in oral hygiene routines for good oral and dental health.

Thank you also earthclinic for having such a wonderfully diverse and informative site which helped me immensely in my journey towards better health."

  Re: 2 Types of Gallbladder Attacks
Tue, 15 Apr 14 18:16:58 -0500

04/15/2014: Rebecca from Co: "Rebecca, it contains china berry fruit and other herbs; it's supposed to slacken the sphincter of oddi and contract the gall bladder. I notice my gall bladder feeling "busy" or twingey when I take it; the goal is to keep things moving and/or dissolve and expel stones."

  Dietary Changes and Ginger Helped Endometriosis with Nausea
Tue, 15 Apr 14 16:16:38 -0500

04/15/2014: ~inw from Ohio: "Over the years I developed nausea that continued to worsen into a nearly constant state. I did not consume soy products, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, or artificial sweeteners. For the most part, I ate natural and organic products, lean meats, non-fat dairy (cow), and little to no caffeine. I was never a big grain eater, but with time I became intolerant of dairy (I have had a severe sensitivity to milk fat since birth). Being a nurse, and having done a lot of research with other endometriosis sufferers, I knew gluten (a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and occasionally oats) could worsen symptoms and if left untreated could cause one to develop a dairy insensitivity. Initially, I had to completely cut gluten and dairy out of my diet. I was amazed to find within a few days my nausea was gone. I also had relief from the constant "burrowing" feeling in my abdomen; and my endometriosis cramping was more tolerable. When I do experience nausea, usually secondary to pain and cramping, I suck on ginger (usually "Ginger Chews"). Within 3-4 months I was able to tolerate about a serving of dairy a day; I usually only have a few servings per week. Cutting out caffeine and artificial sweeteners can also help. Myself, and three of my friends with the same issue (endometriosis and constant nausea), all have a "gluten-sensitivity/intolerance;" and we have all had relief of nausea and varying degrees of endometriosis symptoms. It is very important to read labels, because gluten is found in many products (condiments, syrups, spices, etc.) and truly needs to be cut of the diet completely in order to have nausea and stomach cramping (non-cycle related) relief. It is possible to have constant nausea from a wheat intolerance (a red rash may also appear on the arms/trunk); but I would suggest cutting out all gluten for 2-4 months and then every 1-2 weeks try adding back in one grain (barley, rye, oats) and see if nausea/stomach cramping returns (usually this is 4-24 hours after consumption). My one friend has only a wheat allergy, but choice to remain gluten-free because it helps significantly relieve her endometriosis symptoms. Gluten sensitivity/intolerance is usually genetic; and now my brother, as well as my friend's mother, have been diagnosed. Some other conditions associated with gluten sensitivity are Celiac Disease and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/celiac-disease-alternative-medicine.html Http://earthclinic.com/CURES/ibs-irritable-bowel-syndrome.html"

  Re: Amino Acid Nac, Vitamin C, Spirulina for Vulvodynia
Tue, 15 Apr 14 13:22:51 -0500

04/15/2014: Olivia from France: "Thank you for finding my first breakthrough - just the the NAC I am getting virtually no symptoms - then when it got a little borderline I added the vit c and spirulina and it is great. Thank you..."

  Re: Calcium Citrate for Vulvodynia
Tue, 15 Apr 14 13:22:22 -0500

04/15/2014: Olivia from France: "Yes, this really helps me when things are bad. It also helps the urinary frequency feeling which vulvodynia gives ones."

  Re: Acidophilus for a White Tongue
Tue, 15 Apr 14 11:07:01 -0500

04/15/2014: 1947hoppy from Winamac, In Usa: "It is my understanding that "white tongue", also referred to as Thrush, is a sign of candida yeast. Acidophilus can be used to treat it, and is found in most any decent yogurt that's available. Just read the label. The acidophilus will also help keep your digestive system functioning properly. If this doesn't work, I might suggest doing a little internet research on the use of "grapefruit seed extract" to eliminate thrush, or any other yeast infections. Just make sure to do the research before using. It's amazing stuff when used properly. It can be purchased at many health food stores in the US and also online."

  Re: Locating Apple Cider Vinegar in Norway
Tue, 15 Apr 14 10:09:43 -0500

04/15/2014: Aimee from Norway: "You can buy it at most health stores all around Norway"

Re: Ted from Bangkok
Tue, 15 Apr 14 10:07:46 -0500

04/15/2014: Viperron from Cheyenne, Wyoming: "We need Ted back, what can we do to help?"

EC: Hi Viperron, Ted is back but he's extremely busy treating clients in a clinic in Thailand and we don't hear much from him. He answers a few questions each month, but that's about it.

  Re: Heart Palpitations
Tue, 15 Apr 14 10:07:02 -0500

04/15/2014: Viperron from Cheyenne, Wyoming: "I have been fighting skips for 4 decades, , , Magnesium powder eliminates them, however I have compromised kidneys and the amount I need to take gives me diarrhea which drains my electrolytes and make everything worse. What a dilemma. Dehydration makes everything much worse and few people take in enough water. Medical doctors know very little about my problem and it seems like we could use a real pro to help our plight. Oh to have Ted from Bangkok back again"

  Re: Cheap Coconut Oil Sources
Tue, 15 Apr 14 08:43:43 -0500

04/15/2014: Glenn from Springfield, Ma: "I had purchased LouAnn Coconut oil before learning more about coconut oil because it said 100% pure and the only ingredient listed on the label was coconut oil. Realizing that even refined coconut oil can be said to be 100% pure, while still being degraded by the high heat used during processing, I wrote to the company. While ALL coconut oils are organic (I have no idea whoever came up with doubts about this) LouAnn Coconut Oil is refined coconut oil. They use fire to burn off the husks and subject the meat and oil to high temperatures which destroys any enzymes present (enzymes are killed at anything above 104 degrees). They also said - During the refining, bleaching and deodorization process however, some of the naturally occurring vitamins and minerals are removed so some of the nutritional benefits of virgin oil are not seen in the RBD coconut oil. From my own experience, refined coconut oil like LouAnn has the following characteristics - It is odorless, and does not smell like coconuts at all. It has a yellowish tint in solid or liquid form. It is harder in solid form than unrefined coconut oil. One article I read also indicated that refined coconut oil has little if any Lauric acid in it due to the high heat used during processing. It can be heated to 450 degrees before smoking which makes it ideal for cooking. Refined coconut oil is intended for cooking, hence ingesting, because of its ability to handle higher temperatures before smoking or catching fire. Obviously, it will NOT harm you if you ingest it, but you just might not be getting all of the benefits that you could be getting as LouAnn mentioned in their note in response to my questions. Cold Pressed unrefined virgin or extra virgin coconut oil is what you want. This is coconut oil that is processed from raw coconut meat within a couple of hours of the meat being removed from the shells. It is never heated. Some of the characteristics of Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut oil - It smells lightly of coconut. It is far softer than refined coconut oil when it's in solid form. It is also completely clear in liquid form. It begins smoking at 350 degrees which makes it less desirable for cooking. It contains all the enzymes of the original coconut and up to 54% Lauric Acid. One last thing - there is no standard that has ever been determined by which coconut oil can be categorized as "virgin" or "extra virgin". This is totally up to the company to decide what to call their coconut oil. So whether it's called "virgin" or "extra virgin" it's the same thing. What's important is that the label clearly says "Cold pressed" and "Unrefined". As long as it says "Cold Pressed, Unrefined" on the label, you've got the right stuff whether they decide to say it's virgin or extra virgin which is just for marketing purposes and has nothing to do with the quality of the product itself. Hope this clears up much of the confusion I've seen in other posts."

  Re: Emergency Appendicitis Surgery
Tue, 15 Apr 14 08:41:29 -0500

04/15/2014: Jo Hannah from Mars Hill, Nc: "Wow, Jennifer. You just described perfectly what happened to me! I had an appendectomy yesterday also and am also a Western Medicine hater, but I am so grateful today for my surgeon and the staff at the ER. Also, that feeling you got that there was something "really wrong" is spot on. That was the tell tale sign for me. I began to panic, which is not like me. I usually get sick and tough it out, rarely going to a doctor, but my heart rate went sky high and I had a strong sense of "doom". So paying attention to what the body is telling us is very important. And, I agree wholeheartedly on your warning. Just go! I do feel a bit like Chuck Norris paid me a visit last night, but I don't feel near as bad as I did when I was laying on the carpet in the fetal position two days ago! Hope you are recovering well and thanks again for posting."

  Re: Locating Apple Cider Vinegar and Blackstrap Molasses in Mumbai
Tue, 15 Apr 14 08:40:33 -0500

04/15/2014: Rajesh from Mumbai: "Contact for buying 'Blackstrap Molasses' & 'Apple cider Vinegar' Naturally yours - Organic and Natural Food Shop Shop no 2, ground floor, Maria Apartments Nargis Dutt Road, Pali Hill, Bandra (W) Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050 Regards Rajesh Sonwane"

Seeking Food Grade Peroxide in South Korea
Tue, 15 Apr 14 08:39:23 -0500

04/15/2014: Ms Wright from Gyeonggi-do, South Korea: "I am seeking a reputable distributor for purchase of 35 percent food grade hydrogen peroxide that is in my area, so that I may purchase it in a store front on an ongoing basis. With all of the fraudulent sales of this product that are happening, I will not be purchasing anything like this that is shipped without validation of contents, nor will I purchase something that is sold out of the back of someones car. I am seeking a reputable distributor who sells 35 percent food grade hydrogen peroxide on a retail basis who is located in the Gyeonggi-do Province of South Korea. I will not be seeking to buy in bulk."

Apple Cider Vinegar Healed Cut After Biking Injury
Tue, 15 Apr 14 08:38:13 -0500

[YEA]  04/15/2014: Gem Roice Nerit from Philippines: "I had a bike accident and I scratch my chin I just soaked it in ACV and it heals it fast."

  Re: Xanthalasma Treatment With Garlic
Tue, 15 Apr 14 08:35:15 -0500

04/15/2014: Zbaev from Bulgaria: "Hello Ladybug, sorry for the late respond. Yes, it did get better. It's about 50% of what it was initially. I am also doing liver flashes once a month and drink ACV tonic daily, so I am not quite sure which helps the most. I did blood test last month and my cholesterol readings did move in the right direction, so I'll continue doing it until I am fully satisfied. I don't know if your cause for the little buggers is high cholesterol, but I will suggest you doing flushes and Apple Cider Vinegar as well and you'll defiantly see improvement not only for the xanths, but for your overall health. I am planning to do the garlic one more time, but would like to get my readings in norm first, so maybe next year. Good luck and don't give up :-) ..... P.S. If you hate the taste of Epsom salt as much as I do, you can substitute the water with grapefruit juice or mix it half water / half juice and it makes it a lot easy to drink."

  Re: Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Tue, 15 Apr 14 08:34:45 -0500

04/15/2014: Chris from Humboldt County California: "Hi I have HS and have been battling it for 6 years I have had a portion of my groin surgically removed and I had my entire right armpit cut out and a skin graph put there and with the severity of the disease, the only option for the rest of my body is more surgery. I've been trying to find alternative medicines I've heard a lot of good things I want to try like tumeric and I want to find out more about a new diet and thing. I already use bleach in bath water 2 dry out and cleanse your skin. Epsom salt baths help with the irritation sometimes. Please any information u can give me I appreciate it I have always felt alone and no one knew what was happening 2 me and I was slowly just getting worse and worse till I got cancer and died or something but to hear other people going thru what I have helps thank u for your time"

  Manuka Honey Suggested For Cellulitis
Tue, 15 Apr 14 08:32:37 -0500

04/15/2014: J. from Annapolis, MD: "Everyone please do some research on manuka honey for cellulitis or ANY type of wound care needed. you MUST buy a 16+ factor or higher to do the work you want it to do. it has helped so many and kept a friends mother from having a limb from being amputated. They are using it now it our hospital for wound care thanks to this same lady who was saved from loosing a limb. Manuka honey is also used for many other problems as well. it is sooo useful for so many different aliments. you can purchase this product at most vitamin shops and also Wegmans grocery store where you find the natural cure remedies. I think you will be very happy with this product!"

  Re: Acidophilus for a White Tongue
Tue, 15 Apr 14 08:31:10 -0500

04/14/2014: Earl James from Dubai Uae: "Hi, I also have a white problem in my tongue and I really hate it. I just read that you are using Acidophilus. Can you pls. help me- what is the proper way to use this medicine? Do I need to gargle or do I need to swallow it? thanks .."

  Re: Angry for No Reason
Mon, 14 Apr 14 20:41:33 -0500

04/14/2014: Kt from Usa: "Avoiding hidden sources of MSG. Eliminating whole wheat products would help. Adding ginger to what you eat will help. My nutrition book reports there is an antidepressant ingredient in ginger. Since I've increased ginger in my diet, it has made a world of difference. I think it's difficult to zero in one one thing. It has been over a twenty-year piecemeal endeavor for me so I understand why many don't agree.

I've mentioned BSM several times but Mama to Many is correct and I am adamant about taking that too."

Re: Coconut Oil for Skin
Mon, 14 Apr 14 19:11:11 -0500

[YEA]  04/14/2014: Norah from Boston, Ma: "I use coconut oil in the winter months on my skin. It's amazing! I've tried every oil as experiment, but this one works best for my dry sky. It doesn't leave a residue, which I like."

Re: High BP with Hep-C and Neuropathy
Mon, 14 Apr 14 18:46:11 -0500

04/14/2014: Diane from Sherborn, Ma.: "Hello, My blood pressure recently went up to 160/115. I have hep-c and poly-peripheral neuropathy...I have a very clean diet and am wondering if the neuropathy is causing this raise in my BP?...It's usually 120/80, but for the last month it has been elevated. I'm breathless going up stairs. I also sweat with minor exertion. Not at all like me. Thank you"

  Re: 2 Types of Gallbladder Attacks
Mon, 14 Apr 14 18:33:10 -0500

04/14/2014: Rebecca from Fountain Inn, Sc: "Rebecca, Can you tell us the ingredients in the GB6, Chinese Herbal blend."

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Swollen Lymph Nodes
Mon, 14 Apr 14 18:32:40 -0500

04/14/2014: Kristi from Hawaii: "I had a tonsillectomy this past October, and since then my lymph nodes on my throat and jaw have been more sensitive. I did find relief while drinking elderflower tea, but it can get a bit pricey and it only helps for so long. The pain was getting worse because of a sinus infection I was trying to kick. I got antibiotics but still, nodes were on and off again painful. Saw this blog, left work for 20 mins and bought some ACV. It has been about 30 mins since I took it, and I gotta say there is some improvement in my right side node. My left is still a bit sensitive, but not as sensitive as it was earlier. Will take another shot before class! Thanks to everyone who posted about it, I was hesitant until I read all the great responses. Mahalo"

  Re: Angry for No Reason
Mon, 14 Apr 14 18:31:49 -0500

04/14/2014: Iowama from Iowa, Usa: "Dear Sara, With all respect to the the other posters, your query resonated with me. Although you are only 40, your easily aroused aggravation after eating foods such as yogurt could signal the start of perimenopause. Anger, eventually coupled with bloating, was the first sign for me and dairy was one of the food groups I have had to give up. I'm not suggesting that you are aging prematurely, just that hormonal imbalances do start for most of us eventually. Some women find relief by leaving all dairy from cows behind and learning to like the taste of goat yogurt and goat cheeses instead. Best regards to you."

  Supplements - Response to Bee
Mon, 14 Apr 14 18:31:10 -0500

04/14/2014: Kelly from Cambridge, Ma: "Hi Bee, I was taking a lot of supplements when I first began this journey. Through trial/error and process of elimination, I honed in on the few that seemed to work best, and have stayed with those. I have a cabinet full of supplements that didn't work for me. I could open a kiosk at the mall. :) There were many supplements that helped others that seemed to make my BP worse. Vitamin E is one example. I took natural E (vs. synthetic) starting with a small dose of 200mgs/day and every time I took it, I could hear my BP pounding in my ears a few hours later. Though I understood that the reaction was not abnormal, I hated it and had to stop using it. I now get my E from food. I make sure to include several servings per day of sunflower seeds, almonds, spinach and/or Swiss chard. Something else I use that I'm not sure I mentioned was Magnesium. I've tried many forms and again, through trial/error, settled on Magnesium chloride in a spray bottle that I spray on my legs/feet twice a day. The BP pills are a challenge to split into 1/4's, but my pill splitter does a decent job. First I cut in half, then I take the half and position it in the cutter so that it Will cut the 1/2's into 1/4's. If your pills are too small to do that, then perhaps a mortar and pestle would be worth a try? You could grind up the half pill then separate the powder to make two 1/4 doses. Re: Flush-free Niacin. Most flush-free's are in the form of niacinamide, which didn't help me at all when I tried it. I even tried the timed-release version. As I mentioned, I am going to try the flush-free form of Niacin called inositol hexanicotinate, that came well-recommended here on EC. It should arrive this week. I am my own lab rat. :)"

  Re: Side Effect of ACV, Ginger, Garlic Honey
Mon, 14 Apr 14 18:30:06 -0500

04/14/2014: Anyone from Pakistan: "Get your random blood sugar tested too. This tea has nothing to do with increased frequency of urination."

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Seb Derm
Mon, 14 Apr 14 18:29:45 -0500

04/14/2014: Karin from Wilmington, Nc: "I have found two remedies that control seborrheic dermatitis: African formula zinc shampoo - can be bought at Health Food Stores, been using this for years. Also lavender tea works great. I make the tea with 2 heaping tspns. dried lavender in 2 cups of water, boil water, let steep for 15 min. Keep in refrigerator. Spray on scalp after shampooing. It smells great, nice for hair."

  Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey, Mint for Muscle Issues
Mon, 14 Apr 14 18:00:56 -0500

04/14/2014: Gavin from Northland: "As far as muscle pain goes watch out if you are taking statins. They block an essential enzyme produced in the liver for muscles. Fifty per cent of those prescribed them have to stop taking them due to this. But sometimes as the pain comes on sometimes months after taking them they are misdiagnosed as another ailment. Some doctors are saying that statins do nothing except make the sellers a lot of money."

  Re: Angry for No Reason
Mon, 14 Apr 14 15:35:00 -0500

04/14/2014: Mama To Many from Tennessee: "Dear Sara, Vitamin Deficiency could cause that "easily irritable" feeling. 1 Tablespoon of Blackstrap molasses a day would be something to try, as well as B-complex. Please keep us posted as to how you are coming along with this. ~Mama to Many~"

  Re: DHEA for Vaginal Atrophy
Mon, 14 Apr 14 15:09:37 -0500

04/14/2014: Jeane from Virginia, US: "To: Sheila from Birmingham Uk, Please let us know how it's going with the DHEA. Carlson's E has been around for a long time, I've used it but this is the lst time I've read about DHEA and I found the 5mg pills. I ordered the cream from Bezwecken and will try that lst. The more I read, it's like an epidemic this annoying condition!

Docs push Premarin and never research or suggest alternatives which seems wrong to me, ;when women have to go hunting for alternatives because we can't turn to our healthcare providers for them."

  Re: Baking Powder
Mon, 14 Apr 14 15:05:19 -0500

04/14/2014: Misty from In, Usa: "Actually, not all baking powder contains aluminum. I purchased a tub of aluminum-free baking powder, but there are also recipes to make your own online. Though it's likely that the results were caused by the baking soda contained in the baking powder, baking powder will work in a pinch if you don't have baking soda on hand."

  Re: Angry for No Reason
Mon, 14 Apr 14 13:01:22 -0500

04/14/2014: Kt from Usa: "Before I learned about the hidden sources of MSG, yogurt would do this to me. I loved plain yogurt. Even after I started weeding various sources of MSG out my diet and thought yogurt was safe, I got angry at nothing. My daughter would remark "you've been eating yogurt again" and that became an eye-opener for me. After I contacted the people who educated me about MSG, I stopped eating it. Cannot recall the "why's" but after I stopped eating it I stopped getting so angry."

  Re: Activated Charcoal
Mon, 14 Apr 14 13:01:09 -0500

04/14/2014: Mama To Many from Tennessee: "Wow Ivy, thanks for sharing that! It is good to know. It never occurred to me that well water could have flouride in it. I knew what I was dealing with with our water since we had it tested when we moved to our current home. It was orange and we wanted to know what we were dealing with (Turns out it was manganese, which is easily filtered with charcoal.) I should not have assumed that well water in general does not have flouride! I agree that well water is not always safe! Years ago my children were all of a sudden vomiting and had no fever or other symptoms. We finally realized it was when they drank water. We had it tested and it had bacteria in it. We had to treat our well. I guess the moral of the story is that people on well water should get water tests to make sure they know what they are dealing with... Thanks again for the helpful information! ~Mama to Many~"





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