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 Re: Multiple Remedies for Cysts

Thu, 30 Oct 14 19:33:50 -0500

Posted by Sp (New Jersey, US) on 10/30/2014

Hi Orange, when I get cysts I treat them from the inside and the outside. They come from the inside, but they make it to the outside so I find they need be be tackled from both sides. On the outside I use zinc oxide ointment, several applications a day as needed. Slather it on and cover with a band-aid if need be, depends on the location. You can also put a panty-liner in your clothes for the area. For the inside I take probiotics before bed and turmeric with meals. That's what works for me.

 Re: Needs Alternative Remedies for C-Diff.

Thu, 30 Oct 14 19:32:02 -0500

Posted by Sarah (Michigan, US) on 10/30/2014

I had c-diff about four years ago and the only thing that helped was oil of oregano and florastor. I took ooo 3-4x/day, Florastor once or twice a day for 4-6weeks. I started to feel better after a couple of weeks. I tested negative about a month or so later and it never came back. Praise God!

Gadolinium Reaction After Contrast MRI

Thu, 30 Oct 14 16:25:54 -0500

Posted by Jasmine (Vero Beach, Fl) on 10/30/2014

Hello all, I am a 41 year old female 140 lbs and had an mri 2 days ago with contrast for a fibroid surgery I will undergo in december.

I have had 2 other mri's with contrast within this same year, which always gives me a brief period of nausea then subsides within seconds. This last mri, as soon as I received the contrast through my vein, as they put me in the machine I broke out in welts and started itching all over. They gave me benadryl which resolved the welts. Breathing, everything else fine.

Ever since, I've have slight but noticeable numbness and tingling in my hands, nausea, run down like when you're just starting a flu or cold, fatigued and periods of feeling cold and hot, like feverish but no fever, chest pain. They did do labs beforehand and my kidney levels were normal.

Can anyone explain what is going on? I found out after the fact that gadolinium has not been fully researched for side effects, and I pretty much get mri with contrast every year for my breasts. I recently resolved my fibromyalgia symptoms from reading your wonderful remedies and Dr Teds and Bill by alkalizing with the lime/baking soda (for a month now), switching to purified water(1 month ago as well) and taking several supplements suggested here for the fatigue from the fibromyalgia including (the following I've been taking since june of this yr) b-complex, 1000mg vit c(I took an extra 1000mg morning of mri to prevent catching something from the other patients at the imaging center), magnesium, selenium, multi with iron(due to past anemia from fibroid), calcium. I also take (for gyno problems) royal jelly and barleans women's flax oil/lignans and evening primrose oil combo. I eat mostly vegetables and wholesome food. I just mentioned all this in case maybe the mri contrast is interacting with one of these?

My medical history/background: I started recently with fibro symptoms last year, november triggered by a repetitive motion injury (tennis elbow) which I am still going to therapy for. I resolved all fibro symptoms (thanks to God and you all!! ) I have fibroid, fibercystic breasts, polycystic ovarian syndrome. Glaucoma. history of intestinal polyps, stomach polyp, IBS, asthma.

I am hoping someone out there can help me get back to normal; I was doing so good and now I just feel so run down and not myself. I wish the numbness in my hands would go away, the fatigue and the nausea. I could barely eat 3 bites last night for dinner. Im scared of going to the ER for fear of more radiation/tests. Thank you so much in advance.


 Re: Can Apple Cider Vinegar Help Asthma/Bronchitis

Thu, 30 Oct 14 16:11:26 -0500

Posted by E.l. (Long Island, NY) on 10/30/2014

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  I went to a local health food store and the guy behind the counter gave me something called "fire in the hole, " which I've been Googling ever since. I guess I'll just go back there and get some more because I still have bronchitis but the doctor gave me an inhaler and some antibiotics. But the holistic remedy, the fire in the hole, consisted of cayenne pepper, ginger, ginseng and some other vitamins I'm not too certain of. But the second I took it, at first I felt nauseous and dizzy, and then he told me to drink water with lemon right away, and I instantly felt better. No more coughing and wheezing. I was then told to take Vitamin C tablets every day until it went away, but I went to the doctor and was prescribed with what I was given.

 Re: Coconut Oil Suppressing Appetite but Causing Nausea

Thu, 30 Oct 14 15:02:06 -0500

Posted by June (Charlotte, North Carolina) on 10/30/2014

I suspect the nausea is your gallbladder reacting to too much fat. I get the same response from coconut oil and any rich, fatty foods and generally have to avoid them. I suggest you stop for a day and then lower the amount of coconut oil and see if that helps. If not, try another supplement.

 Needs Alternative Remedies for C-Diff. (2)

Thu, 30 Oct 14 15:01:42 -0500

Posted by Mirah (New York, Ny) on 10/30/2014

One more question,

I just developed diarrhea again this morning a week after finishing 10 days of flagyll. yesterday afternoon I was actually feeling a little better so I stopped the BRAT diet and had bubbies saurkraut and an instant miso soup, which are supposed to be good because theyre probiotic (i can only take one florastor a day because it makes me so nauseated).

Could the saurkraut and or miso have caused the diarhhea? My doctor says lets wait and see. Also, I read that manuka honey is good so I have been drinking that with ginger tea constantly which I think helps the nausea and gas a bit. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

One more question, can anyone recommend a naturopath in the NYC area please?

 Re: Alkalizing Water

Thu, 30 Oct 14 13:23:47 -0500

Posted by Baldev (Maharashtra, India) on 10/30/2014

Hi Suntosh,

Respecting the policy of this site I can not write about any company. So, if you like kindly write to me on baldev53 at y a h o o dot c o m.I am using a product and I am happy with that.Good Luck


Coconut Oil Suppressing Appetite but Causing Nausea

Thu, 30 Oct 14 13:21:47 -0500

Posted by Mary (Boston, MA) on 10/30/2014

[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  I have two tablespoons of coconut oil a day in my morning smoothie which also includes greens, coconut water, a fruit and coconut milk.

It really cuts my appetite for the day (noticed big time when I missed two days and had a ravenous appetite those days)

There is one draw back though that maybe you can answer. Following the smoothie, about 10 minutes later I get really nauseaus and it lasts a good 20 minutes. I know it must be the coconut oil ...what makes that happen and why and should I make it two smoothies with half the oil. Thanks


 Re: Getting Rid of Mites

Thu, 30 Oct 14 13:14:27 -0500

Posted by Om (Hope Bc Canada) on 10/30/2014

Lynne H (Westminster Co)

My condolences, as I also have cats, dogs, and do rescue. We also have mites. The whole planet is burdened at this time with parasites which reflects the times we live in.

I use enzyme cleaner, melalucca products, borax for defoliation, neem tincture and neem oil. And I do UT which is very important. I take it philosophically, experiencing embodiment is often dangerous.

You can look up Ted's morgellons treatment with tetrasodium EDTA. I find the undissolved particles in borax water are good for total rub down. The skin needs to be moisturized afterwards. While one gets reinfected easily, I keep on doing what does not drive me mad in the long run as mental stamina is a tool. Enzyme treatment of body and usage for housecleaning. With time things will at least improve. Try KLEEN GREEN enzyme cleaner. I had a post on this recently. It works very well but one has to do it for a time.

For your cats in the summer time a bath with borax and Dr. Bronner's liquid kastile soap with lavender or tea tree essential oil proved to be quite effective and has to be repeated. They have to dry in the sun as the drying process kills the mites.

In the cold season, however, I find I have to use diatomaceous earth, food grade in their coats and food. A lightly diluted spray of VCO helps to maintain the right ph. There are homeopathic remedies that have helped people. Such as sulphur, arsenicum album, to be given for a short time. It takes research or a consultation.

I don't go into expensive sprees for experimentation as persistence and variety with simple things will at least make a difference or remove the cause. Do with herbal teas and oil pulling for internal treatment for the mouth. Like wormwood, etc.

These are some suggestions. For laundry I use pre wash with borax and soap berries for a clean wash. They are anti bacterial and keep the washing machine super clean. With all the laundering, this is a money saver.

Namaste, Om

 Re: Oil Pulling Compilation by Sandy

Thu, 30 Oct 14 13:11:35 -0500

Posted by Gary (Uk) on 10/30/2014

Hi, here in the UK I was going to try Tesco Organic Sunflower Oil or Napolina Extra Virgin Olive Oil as they are easy to get hold of, will either of these do?

Thank you..

 Re: Olive Oil & Lemon Juice for Kidney Stones

Thu, 30 Oct 14 13:11:07 -0500

Posted by Ron (Atlanta, GA) on 10/30/2014

If it's in the kidney you probably are not in pain. However the mixture will still have the same effect as if it were in the ureter. The stone may not move while it is in the kidney from this mixture, but it should help break it (dissolve it). This is what happened to me when it was in my ureter. It first broke in 2 pieces, 1 piece came out then the second about 10 days later. The doctor was shocked when I showed him the stones. They don't learn that in medical school.

 Re: Cayenne for Peptic Ulcer

Thu, 30 Oct 14 13:10:14 -0500

Posted by Ellen (Tx, US) on 10/30/2014

[YEA]  I just drank a cocktail made with V-8 juice, cayenne pepper, and turmeric. It seems to have soothed the burn quite well. I will keep doing this. I also use ACV with baking soda in apple juice or water. I took a tablespoon of raw, Manuka honey too. Not all at the same time, of course. The cayenne/turmeric cocktail provided the best and fastest symptom relief. Thank you.

 Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Bed Bug Bites

Thu, 30 Oct 14 09:10:40 -0500

Posted by Mama to Many (Tennessee) on 10/30/2014

Dear Nailia,

When we use Apple Cider Vinegar for bug bites, we use it topically. I use it straight. But if the skin is broken it burns a little. But it usually relieves itching for hours. For children or sensitive skin, we dilute it with half water. Or even more.

Turmeric internally may also help the itch as it is an anti-inflammatory. 1 teaspoon twice a day for adults.

~Mama to Many~

 Re: Vitamin E for Cysts

Thu, 30 Oct 14 09:07:02 -0500

Posted by Mama to Many (Tennessee) on 10/30/2014

Dear Orange,

Frankincense essential oil has been very helpful to my family for cysts. It is gentle and can be used on broken skin. It can be hard to find 100% but I think Now sells one that is 25% Frankincense so it is already diluted and ready to use.

Charcoal poultices may also be helpful to draw out infection. They help inflammation and pain. You could try them overnight when you aren't moving much--maybe wear some type of bike shorts to hold the poultice on?

Turmeric internally, a teaspoon a couple of times a day may also help a surprising amount.

I hope you get some relief soon. Let us know how it goes.

~Mama to Many~

Needs Alternative Remedies for C-Diff.

Thu, 30 Oct 14 08:53:30 -0500

Posted by Mirah (New York, Ny) on 10/30/2014

Hi all,

I am so glad to find this forum. I don't know how I got c diff. I wasn't on any antibiotics but I did visit rehab hospital and was near a man who was throwing up a lot. maybe he had it and it was airborne? I have no idea.

The first 2 days on flagyll felt good then I progressively felt worse on the flagyll and the florastor as I am sensitive/allergic to both, I finished the flagyll while taking benadyl and advil and stopped the florastor but now 1 week later I have diarrhea again.

I'm relieved to find this because with my allergies to the medicine I will need alternative methods!

I have been drinking ginger tea constantly which helps a bit and had some miso soup which helped too. I am losing tons of weight and am waiting to see a c diff specialist, in the meantime I have missed so much work.

i will try the barley soup and turmeric pills and charcoal. any other ideas for alternatives to florastor? It makes me shaky, nauseous and weak.

D-Ribose for Congestive Heart Failure

Thu, 30 Oct 14 08:46:36 -0500

Posted by Jon (Australia) on 10/30/2014

[YEA]  D-Ribose for heart disease/congestive heart failure:

Numerous scientific and clinical studies have shown that D-ribose can help to restore energy and function to the heart.

D-Ribose is especially helpful to those with Congestive heart failure (CHF) and Ischemic cardiovascular disease - a lack of blood flow and oxygen to the heart muscle.

D-ribose supplementation:

  • Helps the heart and muscles maximize energy recovery.
  • Shortens the time needed by heart and muscle tissue to replace energy that is lost through stress, exercise, and overwork.
  • Increases the rate of ATP and energy recovery.
  • Increases stamina and endurance, and reduces fatigue.

"Congestive heart failure is one of the most common reasons people 65 and older go into the hospital."

It can take years for heart failure to develop. So even if you don't yet have it but are at risk for it, adding D-ribose to your health regimen would be an excellent start to improve your health.

D-Ribose Dosage: 7 to 10 grams daily, split into 2 half doses, morning and evening. for most patients with heart disease or peripheral vascular disease, for patients recovering from heart surgery or heart attack, and for athletes who work out frequently in high-intensity activities.

Searching for Relief from Pudendal Neuralgia

Thu, 30 Oct 14 08:43:57 -0500

Posted by Janis (Bloomington, Mn) on 10/29/2014

I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas to help a person suffering from Pudendal Neuralgia. My sister has been dealing with this for years now and has tried almost everything for relief. But I know she is open to suggestions, so please post!

 Re: Can Apple Cider Vinegar Help Asthma/Bronchitis

Thu, 30 Oct 14 08:35:58 -0500

Posted by Missy (Bradford, Ohio) on 10/30/2014

Thank-you both so much for responding..I went and got the red vin. last night w/honey and have started using that and will look into using the other recommendations! I am wondering at this point, since I did quit smoking a 31 days ago, and smoked for 40 years, a pk a day, if it is normal to cough up alot of phlem every nite after laying down...ughhh..not getting much sleep..Thank-you again!! Missy

 Re: Seeking Kefir Grain Growing Information Exchanges

Thu, 30 Oct 14 08:34:54 -0500

Posted by Carmel (England) on 10/30/2014

Would love to hear from others who are new to kefir growing and drinking to share experiences as we go along. Have been making my own yoghurt for a while and will now try the water kefir then maybe the milk. Please get in touch at rychhmo at a o l d o t c o m. Thanks.

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