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  Re: Controlling Herpes Outbreaks With Lecithin

Wed, 25 May 16 00:31:55 -0500
Posted by Calvin (Louisiana) on 05/24/2016
H Freddie, What type of Lecithin did they used Lecithin to control and kill the herpes virus? Do you know if better to use granules made from eggs?

  Re: Yogurt for BV

Wed, 25 May 16 00:30:46 -0500
Posted by Yola (Tx) on 05/24/2016
I must say that I've tried the yogurt and it did not work for me. Not sure how it does for others but I did try the peroxide and it works wonders. Yes it will come back if you stop but the medication they give you at the clinic doesn't work. I find for me the peroxide works better, at least you can be sure that you don't have odor.

Zinc Oxide for Grover's Disease

Wed, 25 May 16 00:28:34 -0500
Posted by Tb (Pennsylvania) on 05/24/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I am a 36-year-old woman and was diagnosed with Grover's Disease after seeing 5 different doctors and having two biopsies. It began at the end of December and it's now the end of May and I'm just now healing completely.

When I saw the dermatologist who finally diagnosed me, I was at the end of my rope. The rash was all over my back, neck, and chest, and speckled on my hips, legs, arms--well, it was pretty much everywhere. It was burning and itching and I just wanted to peel my skin off. When the biopsy came back, I was so happy to have an answer but disheartened to know that there is no real cure. The doctor told me to take 10,000 iu of vitamin A and a vitamin E capsule every day, to keep the rash well hydrated with cetaphil cream, and to see him in 6 weeks.

Initially, this regimen did help a bit, as the itching went away almost instantaneously. However, after the bumps remained so I began to research other treatments and found the boards here at Earth Clinic to be the most helpful. I began taking many supplements in addition to the A and E, including garlic pills, copper, zinc, D, and a probiotic. I also began drinking bentonite clay and eating a lot of cilantro to do a heavy metal cleanse. During the time, I've been off of gluten and alcohol as well. At night, I would break open 3-4 vitamin A capsules and mix them with vitamin E oil I got at the pharmacy, and cover my rash in it. In areas that were prone to sweat, like my chest and neck, I would put a medicated powder that contained zinc.

The rash was improving, but very slowly. I had to stop taking the zinc tablets because I kept throwing them up when they interacted with the copper. My face began to break out terribly, and I realized that I was probably just putting too many supplements in my body, so I decided to strip it down to the bare minimum: A, E, and garlic, along with the clay and cilantro.

The rash was still there, but slowly improving. I discovered by accident that the zinc was the thing that was helping. On Mother's Day, I wanted to wear a dress but my back was covered in red spots, so I decided to try covering it up with a thick makeup I have: Dr. Jart Dis-A-Pore. It covered beautifully and I had the confidence to go out in public without worrying that people were staring at my back and shoulders, even though the texture was still very bumpy. I left it on for a couple of days and when I finally washed it off, I realized that many of the bumps had healed completely. I looked at the ingredients of the makeup, and Zinc Oxide was one them, which got me to thinking...

I went to Costco and bought two double packs of Honest Company's Mineral Sunscreen, which is 19% zinc oxide and have been covering my body in it since Saturday. Today is Tuesday, and I am happy to say that the bumps on my back are pretty much non-existent now and all the others are healing up very quickly. I also added the zinc supplements back into my diet, but am sure to take them on a full stomach with no copper. I have still been taking the clay and cilantro as well, but I really feel like the zinc was the thing that made the biggest difference. The results were dramatic, and practically came overnight.

Again, yes, I have tried many different supplements and therapies, but I honest to God feel zinc is the thing making the most difference. This whole experience has been such a nightmare, I wanted to share my findings here in case I could help one other person avoid the suffering I went through. I'm looking forward to seeing my dermatologist soon and reporting my findings and I can only hope that he takes me seriously enough to help his other patients.

  Re: Ionic Foot Detox

Wed, 25 May 16 00:19:50 -0500
Posted by James (Mobile, Alabama) on 05/24/2016
2 out of 5 stars

Side Effects:
Hello, I need someone to answer this question for me. On the second treatment for my wife after she had it done her body begin to swell like a lots of fluid in her body. So is this a good thing or bad? I need someone to tell me what's going on.Although she is not in pain or anything her body just has swollen.

Thanks and God Bless, James

  Re: Remedies for Sjogren's Symptoms

Wed, 25 May 16 00:18:12 -0500
Posted by Rsw (Oh) on 05/24/2016
Hi Judy,

I got severe Hep A in the 80's, most likely from eating contaminated food at a restaurant. Which one, I don't know for sure because it took about six weeks to show up. I will never be able to donate blood or organs because of this. High iron can lead to sticky blood and also damage organs, so if it gets too high, my doctor writes a prescription for a phlebotomy and I can give blood at a donation center, and it is is disposed. Some doctors think high iron is implicated in heart attacks so I try to watch my levels.

  Re: Preventing Lyme Disease After a Tick Bite

Tue, 24 May 16 21:12:25 -0500
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile , Tn) on 05/24/2016
HI U MAMA,,,,,,,,,, our boy, Mitch, worked at the farm with us today. When cutting cane along the creek he failed to see a black snake above his head. When he cut the cane it fell on his back and naturally scared his mule.

We watched as the snake climbed back to the top of the cane. Why it needed to be in the top of the cane is beyond me. Maybe to catch a bird.

In my youth, I had snakes fall into our boat while we were frog gigging. They would not hurt you, but would make you hurt yourself. We never killed them as they serve a purpose.

I have oregano, so I'll try that on my next tick bite.


  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar in Apple Juice for Gall Bladder Attack

Tue, 24 May 16 21:09:03 -0500
Posted by Bez (England) on 05/24/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I am finding the remedy of apple cider vinegar and apple juice is helping with my gallbladder pain/problem, and the pain has gone.

Does anyone know if it is OK to take the mixture twice a day. I'm finding it refreshing and, at the moment, am taking it once on a morning and once on an evening as a preventative measure.

Fresh Ginger Works for Weight Loss!

Tue, 24 May 16 21:01:57 -0500
Posted by Nicole (Virginia) on 05/24/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I'm of normal weight usually but have a tendency to add pounds when I stop working out and eating poorly. Just this month I did just that...due to a terrible sinus infection I didn't work out for 3 weeks (normally I work out 3x/wk) and ate poorly...sweets, no fruits/vegetables, etc. Normally my diet includes a huge salad each day and eggs for breakfast, etc. This time I was eating leftover brownies (for breakfast! ) and was too tired from being sick to make my salads, so no veggies at all. And...I had already gained a few extra pounds prior to getting sick.

But I constantly ate ginger for those 3 weeks to help with my sinus infection. Once I got better and made it to the gym weeks later...I braced myself once I got on the scale, preparing myself for the news since I was already a few pounds knew it was now doubled. Shockingly...I had lost 4 pounds!! (That's a lot for me as I'm about 120lbs, 5'3")

I kept thinking it was the scale but it's the same scale I always used. Then I noticed how lean my arms were and knew it was real.

I racked my brain for what supplements I was taking consistently that might cause that and realized it was the ginger. I had ACV and iodine and Vit C occasionally...but it was ginger all day every day for weeks.

I googled Ginger and weight loss as soon as I got home just to see...and sure enough the articles are there.

I used fresh ginger and went through several good size roots. I would slice off the skin (to avoid pesticides) and then cut about 3 pieces an inch or two long...and a couple millimeters thick (so a few thin, 1-2 inch long pieces). I would simmer them for 10-15min in a few cups of filtered water and drink it hot like that or add a green tea bag (for my morning cup) and drink it as ginger-green tea (I never added honey or anything else). Sometimes I'd do that twice a day.Then I would also EAT the boiled ginger pieces throughout the day. I sort of gnawed on them as I worked (they helped with my cough and opened my sinuses). By the 3rd week (b/c I was back at work and didn't have time to boil ginger tea

Then I would also EAT the boiled ginger pieces throughout the day. I sort of gnawed on them as I worked (they helped with my cough and opened my sinuses). By the 3rd week (b/c I was back at work and didn't have time to boil ginger tea so I was just taking small slices of the raw ginger and eating them straight like that...chewing gently to ease into the burn...maybe just 1 inch of the raw, uncooked per day.

Hope this helps someone. I think many ways of preparing the ginger will work...and it's portable so can go anywhere. Just slice it ahead of time. I never tried adding honey or the crystallized versions...just the raw.

  Re: Remedies for Sjogren Symptoms

Tue, 24 May 16 20:58:08 -0500
Posted by Judy (Maryland) on 05/24/2016
I was wondering why you can't donate blood and how you know your blood is sticking together??

  Re: A Two Day Fast for High Blood Pressure

Tue, 24 May 16 20:57:13 -0500
Posted by Bee (New York) on 05/24/2016
Thanks, Nanowriter... wow .. only cherries.

Well what happens when you go back to your regular diet if you do?

 Re: How Long Would it Take for Kefir to Heal IBS?

Tue, 24 May 16 20:55:41 -0500
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 05/24/2016
Namaw, not always is "more = better". It could be that for your constitution the yogurt is more beneficial than the kefir. You don't have to take kefir just because it seems better for other people, when you yourself saw that yogurt was more beneficial for you.

Dietary Changes and Taurine Solved Arrhythmia Problem!

Tue, 24 May 16 16:05:23 -0500
Posted by Dayle (Amesbury, Ma) on 05/24/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I tried so many of the remedies on this site, and could find no relief. The arrhythmia was getting so bad, at times I felt like I would die. I even was getting desperate enough to consider going to a doctor - which I only do if I figure I am going to die. Then, I read about taurine on this site. I had been vegan for several months. I had wanted to be vegetarian, not vegan, but since I am allergic to eggs and dairy, it made me pretty effectively vegan. In desperation, I switched over to eating meat again and taking taurine as a supplement. Voila! In short order, the arrhythmias disappeared! I thank God for Earth Clinic!

 Re: Ulcerative Colitis Preventing Me From Gaining Weight, Please Help!

Tue, 24 May 16 15:36:21 -0500
Posted by Ronnie (Richmond, British Columbia) on 05/24/2016
Dear Haley from Texas,

My son of 24years almost lost his life because of severe ulcerative colitis that he got 3 months ago. He is completely 100 percent cured by the research I did on the condition. First of all it is my belief that most diseases are inflammation related.

I put him on 3 capsules of organic turmeric morning and night. The 2nd thing I put him on was a mineral and vitamin natural product that helps the body to heal itself. The third thing I got him to take was 1 spoon of black seed cumin oil -- 1 teaspoon in the morning and another at night. I kid you not -- he was completely cured in 5 days. Nausea, bleeding gone. Energy back. Appetite back. Gained 40 lbs. he had lost. Please feel free to contact me so I can tell you the sites where I got the mineral/vitamin product from and the black seed oil from -- very important you get them from a reputable site. God bless.

How Long Would it Take for Kefir to Heal IBS?

Tue, 24 May 16 15:31:47 -0500
Posted by Namaw (Bama) on 05/24/2016
I've had ibs-d all my life, so over 50 years. I've always known that my mom had cancer treatments while pregnant with me, so I probably didn't get good gut flora from her (she had ibs-c) and I definitely got some of the chemo. I'm starting kefir (again) hoping to restore my gut. If I work up to a pint a day of homemade dairy kefir, how long do you think I'll have to take it before I see results? I took it daily for 6 months in the past and couldn't tell any change. I'm also hoping it will help my insomnia so, if it does, then I'll make major progress. I'm already taking glutamine and eating mostly plant material (not raw, tho, it really sets me off). I tried juicing, but it was too rough also. I tried homemade yogurt and could tell a difference bowel wise, so thought kefir would give me more probiotics. I liked the yogurt, the kefir not so much.

  Re: Treatment for Hives

Tue, 24 May 16 15:26:30 -0500
Posted by Katydid (Texas, Usa) on 05/24/2016
THANK YOU for suggesting toothpaste! I didn't have ACV on hand but that would have been my next thing to try. I only have Crest, not the type you tried, but it seemed to calm the itching almost immediately. I'd already tried lavender oil, tea tree oil, eucaliptus oil, peppermint oil, and camomile lotion. (all separately on different days.) Along with benadryl. Nothing was working and the itchiness was so bad I couldn't sleep.

I don't know if this will be cured by toothpaste, but at least I can rest now. I'll try to remember to report back to let you know if it's a cure. If it matters, my hives were caused by an insect bite I was mildly allergic to, and the toothpaste doesn't sting like I assumed it would.

  Re: Preventing Lyme Disease After a Tick Bite

Tue, 24 May 16 15:26:01 -0500
Posted by Mama To Many Donate
(Tennessee) on 05/24/2016

Dear ORH,

I think that the DMSO and silver sounds great for tick bites. I have found colloidal silver to be wonderful for tick borne diseases ( Colloidal Silver healed my dog of Ehrlichia when doxycycline did not.)

I had a deer tick on my leg for almost 24 hours. I thought it was a mosquito bite because it was itchy and I just wasn't paying attention. Then when I had on reading glasses, I could see that little tick. I put a drop of diluted oregano oil (25% that I keep in a bottle in my bathroom) on the tick. After a few minutes I removed the tick. The oregano oil also stopped the itching. I have no swelling at all today;I can hardly find the bite now. Usually I just use Apple Cider Vinegar on tick bites and take turmeric if the itch bothers me. I am going to experiment more with oregano oil for the tick bites. I just don't like the smell, but it will be worth it.

Timh mentions Echinacea, which I think Dave has also suggested for it in the past. I agree that this herb or a whole host of different immune supporting therapies (like high dose vitamin c) have much promise in dealing with and preventing Lyme.

Teasel root is also gaining a reputation for healing chronic lyme if it should come to that.

~Mama to Many~

  Re: Recluse Spider Bite

Tue, 24 May 16 15:24:36 -0500
Posted by Kary H. (North Carolina) on 05/23/2016
Tea Tree oil, my husband got bit in his sleep

  Re: Diatomaceous Earth Detoxing Side Effects Starting to Worry Me

Tue, 24 May 16 08:42:26 -0500
Posted by Art (California ) on 05/24/2016

Are you sure it is " food grade" DE? There is non food grade which is used for pool filters and is toxic. There is another type that has added pesticide for insect control and obviously should not be taken by humans.


  Re: Tea Bags Brought Relief to Tooth Pain

Tue, 24 May 16 08:42:06 -0500
Posted by Tom (Wi) on 05/24/2016
5 out of 5 stars

IT WORKS! I thought of going to the emergency room last night because the wisdom tooth pain was so bad.

I used a little warm tap water on a black tea bag, folded it in half (long ways) and placed it on top of the tooth and waited. Within a half hour the pain wasn't so bad within the hour I was saying Thank you! Did it again in the morning for a hour and all I can say is do it, you have nothing to lose but that Dam tooth ache.

Thanks again for the posts.

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