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  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~"

Re: Calamine Lotion for Rash
Mon, 14 Apr 14 12:58:24 -0500

[YEA]  04/14/2014: Sammy68 from Cincinnati, Oh: "I recently started working out at a gym. When I work out, I get extremely hot and sweaty, especially the back of my neck where the hair is shorter and comes loose from my pony tail. I started noticing a itchy, prickly, stinging feeling during my workouts on the nape of my neck. Then I developed this raised, scaly, itchy, bright pink rash. It started to spread down my back. I tried ACV, coconut oil, anti-bacterial cream, tea tree oil. Nothing was helping with the itch and it continued to spread. This had been going on for about 3 weeks. Finally I bought some calamine lotion and a product that is cornstarch and calamine that you sprinkle on like baby powder. Voila! After about 3 days the rash is nearly gone! I've also been using the calamine lotion and powder around the folds of my ears, which have been itching me like crazy for years and it is really helping to control the itch there too."

  Re: Advanced Stage Hepatitis B Remedies
Mon, 14 Apr 14 11:51:40 -0500

04/14/2014: Chucks Ben from Malaysia : "Listen to me all. I was once a hepatitis b carries for 10 good yrs.but nothing happened to me and at last it was cured with prayers. After my pastor prayed for me he told me to to go back and have another test., and after the test it found negative. This just a simple thing to god because can also cure HIV .there is nothing god can not do if you believe and meet the right man of god to pray for you on this issue. thanx"

  Re: Activated Charcoal
Mon, 14 Apr 14 11:48:22 -0500

04/14/2014: Ivy from Canada: ""Mama to Many" mentioned she wasn't worried about her water because she has well water. I got sick in 2000 with "fibromyalgia" and had a heavy metal test done and arsenic was high. My test said sources of arsenic were well water or run off from an orchard. Had my well water tested and there was arsenic in it, but the fluoride levels in the water were even worse. My 440 foot deep well had less than a grain of hardness (old well had 55 grains of hardness), so I never thought to get the water tested. Just because it is well water doesn't mean it is safe. Fluoride can be naturally occuring as well as heavy metals. The symptoms of fibromyalgia are the same as chronic fluoride poisoning:



  Re: Baking Soda for Acid Reflux
Mon, 14 Apr 14 11:45:53 -0500

04/14/2014: Omadath from Trinidad: "Baking soda and water, really worked.Just dilute about a tea spoon of baking soda, into a glass of water, and the result is magic."

Re: Side Effect of ACV, Ginger, Garlic Honey
Mon, 14 Apr 14 11:19:19 -0500

[SIDE EFFECTS]  04/14/2014: Azad from Lahore, Pakistan: "Hi. I have been using home made syrup for weight loss, Ingredients are ; Honey, Apple Cider, ginger and garlic. I am also using lemon grass tea and wulong tea available in local market for weight loss.
Ever since I was using the syrup (i started using tea after three weeks of taking syrup) I am peeing more frequently.
I had a strong bladder and used to pee twice a day. Now I m peeing like every 2-3 hours.
My urine results are as follows:
Color: Yellow
Specific Gravity: 1.030
Pus Cells:2-4/HPF
Red Blood Cells:1-2/HPF
Epithelial Cells:1-2/HPF
Spot Urinary Protein:1.49 g/l

What do you suggest ?
I also feel muscles cramping in both legs."

  Re: ACV for HBP
Mon, 14 Apr 14 11:11:18 -0500

04/14/2014: Susan Hunt from New Zealand: "Great reading all of these different incidents. I have started taking ACV and you can buy it with honey already in it. It makes it more tolerable to drink. I started taking it a few days ago as I had extremely high blood pressure and have to go back on the meds. Would prefer to bring it down naturally as meds have not really resolved anything for me over the years. I am 49 years old and have always been very active. I will see how it goes. Took the ACV with baking soda and can start to feel it working already."

Re: Angry for No Reason
Mon, 14 Apr 14 10:12:32 -0500

04/14/2014: Sara from Ca, Usa: "I've been feeling extremely irritated and angry and there' nothing bothering me. I get angry for silly reasons, like if someone talks to me while I'm watching something on TV, I'd snap at them and feel pretty irritated. I just don't want anyone to talk to me or tell me anything. Why is that? Could it be some sort of vitamin deficiency or something because there's NOTHING bothering me.

I am 40 years old and do not have any medical issues."

Re: Where to Buy Molasses and ACV
Mon, 14 Apr 14 10:05:40 -0500

04/14/2014: Sara from Karachi, Pakistan: "HELP! Can any body tell me from where can I buy Blackstrap Molasses (unsulphured) and Apple Cider Vinegar with mother in KARACHI PAKISTAN, any store please waiting for your reply"

  Re: Bee Propolis, Oil Pulling for Chronic Periodontal Disease
Mon, 14 Apr 14 10:00:20 -0500

04/13/2014: Dev from Thailand: "Anyone who needs expensive dental treatment should really really consider flying to thailand and getting it done at their private after hours dental hospitals. The treatment plus the flights, plus the hotels, excursions, scooter hire, and go go bars, will still save you a small fortune!! Khanom in southern Thailand, I found a hospital that does big fillings for 10, root canal for 90, and implants for as little as 250. If you are interested, drop me an email to deveroxx1 at gmail dot com Keep smiling :)"

  Re: Mystery ailment
Mon, 14 Apr 14 09:44:13 -0500

04/13/2014: James Loh from Tutong, Brunei: "Luckily, thank GOD, for some reason after a long while the pulling sensation is gone. My wildest guess is that I am weak and cannot fight or adapt to the daily environmental conditions of an equatorial climate - hot, dry, humid and cold aircon. Persistent eating no matter how hard I guess help somewhat."

  Re: 2 Types of Gallbladder Attacks
Mon, 14 Apr 14 09:42:19 -0500

04/14/2014: Rebecca from Co, US: "I found that my attacks were brought on my a combo of stress (huge!!!! ), not drinking enough water, and eating a large meal late in the evening with lots of salad and dairy fats, my favorite combo. Too hard to digest. Under advice of a naturopath I take lecithin, vitamin C, fish oil, and GB 6 which is a chinese herb blend. I ditched dairy and coffee and drink green tea, which is a calmative, and I have been symptom and pain free for a year. And, I'm healthier than I've been in ages. My GB was the canary in the coal mine for me. I find that stress really triggers spasms. If I feel spasms coming on, I sip a little cider vinegar in juice, and I take a percocet which my primary doc prescribed in case of attack. In addition to helping with the sudden onset of debilitating pain, it has muscle relaxing properties that can help calm the spasming before it gets full-blown."

  Re: Thyroid Problems with Supplements and Medications
Mon, 14 Apr 14 07:56:49 -0500

04/14/2014: Mama To Many from Tennessee: "Dear Elizabeth, Have you tried charting your cycles? It really gives a lot of information and can help you to figure out what to do. Marilyn Shannon’s book, “Fertility, Cycles and Nutrition” was very helpful to me in fixing irregular cycles, a number of years ago. Blackstrap Molasses has helped a lot of ladies to get their cycles regulated. It has helped many with cysts and fibroids. 1 Tablespoon a day, however you would like to get it in. (In milk, coffee, or off the spoon! ) Castor Oil packs are also helpful to people with menstrual irregularities. There is a lot of information about using these on Earth Clinic. Just don’t use castor oil during your period. Let us know how it goes. ~Mama to Many~"

  Re: Fatty Liver and ALA
Mon, 14 Apr 14 07:54:22 -0500

04/14/2014: Mama To Many from Tennessee: "Dear William, We have done this with many different supplements for my children, though we have never used ALA. Since the medicine will still be going straight to the stomach, it seems like it should be fine. ~Mama to Many~"

  Re: Buying Chanca Piedra in the US
Mon, 14 Apr 14 05:55:11 -0500

04/14/2014: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines: "HI Cindy...You should be able to buy the chanca piedra herb at any health shop -- its fairly well known. I would either preferably use the the water extract in a tea or drink. Avoid the tablets, capsules and alcoholic tincture forms -- they don't seem to work so well. Try and buy organic for purity's sake. You can also purchase chanca piedra online at http://www.mountainroseherbs.com or from other sites like http://www.pureformulas.com"

  Re: Magnesium Oil Helped Libido
Sun, 13 Apr 14 20:38:41 -0500

04/13/2014: Jo from Nm, US: "Lost libido, ability to have orgasm, and natural lubrication (and inability to lose weight, zero energy, focus, etc, etc) in '94 following mastectomy and chemo. Multitude of drs no help. During hospitalization for pancreatitis in Feb. '13 (20 days), I got b 12 injections for 7 days. Drs later decided I wasn't really deficient, but within days, I had surge of libido. Over next 6 months lost 50 lbs, rediscovered muscle and concentration, etc. Effect started dropping off. Taking oral 5000 mcg but weight loss hasn't picked up. Just started using patch. Libido is improving again. Orgasm too. Following paleo diet (stopped chronic sinusitis and psoriasis). Using many supplements recommended here including mg (great for restless legs but no effect on libido), maca , vit d, vco, Apple Cider Vinegar and more. They helped with many things but not libido. Will continue experimenting. Definitely feel b 12 caused my turn around. Wish my various drs were less hidebound. Shame to spend 20 years begging for help and one simple blood test revealed it."

  Re: Fatty Liver and ALA
Sun, 13 Apr 14 19:00:54 -0500

04/13/2014: William from Nc, US: "I am using the plan with ALA and Milk thistle on my father who got his liver damaged from a dose of chemo therapy while his bioduct stent was clogged and it damaged his liver and kidneys.

We are having problems with him swallowing pills and I need to know if it is safe to take the contents of the ALA out of the capsule and put it in something like applesauce for him to take.

Please Help, William"

Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Canker Sores
Sun, 13 Apr 14 17:34:29 -0500

[WARNING!]  04/13/2014: Evan from Nyc, US: "I am prone to canker sores when under lots of stress. While recovering from my first bad illness in 4 years (I almost never get sick) I developed several nasty canker sores in my mouth. I saw that many people had success with ACV, applying it with q-tips and cotton balls. Since I had 4-5 canker sores and was impatient, I decided to just gargle with ACV for about 3 minutes, thinking that would be more effective. Well, the canker sores certainly got better, but the prolonged exposure to ACV burned my tongue and every surface of my mouth. Now it's the day after and I can barely taste anything, eating is an unpleasant chore and anything acidic or spicy is quite painful. When not eating, the inside of my mouth feels like it was soaked in tannins, which is also really unpleasant. So, if you're going to use ACV for canker sores, be smart and apply it ONLY to the sore as it will burn your healthy mouth tissue."

  Re: Lieshmania as Cause of Roseacea?
Sun, 13 Apr 14 17:20:55 -0500

04/13/2014: Magwag from U.k: "Roseacea caused by Lieshmania?!!! I don't think so...it might be bad - but it's not THAT bad! Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leishmanias


  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Sinus Congestion
Sun, 13 Apr 14 17:17:37 -0500

04/13/2014: Beth from Athens, Ga: "Insofar as any of the ACV drinks/teas which include HONEY, please note that warm water works best so if you boil your water, let it cool to tepid before adding the honey. Boiling water kills the healthful constituents in honey and some sources even say it can create a toxin. So honey shouldn't ever be added to any drink that is BOILING; let the liquid cool before adding your honey. :)"

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey for Sinus Congestion
Sun, 13 Apr 14 17:17:28 -0500

04/13/2014: Beth from Athens, Ga: "Insofar as any of the ACV drinks/teas which include HONEY, please note that warm water works best so if you boil your water, let it cool to tepid before adding the honey. Boiling water kills the healthful constituents in honey and some sources even say it can create a toxin. So honey shouldn't ever be added to any drink that is BOILING; let the liquid cool before adding your honey. :)"

Re: Bed Bugs
Sun, 13 Apr 14 17:08:16 -0500

04/13/2014: Patricia from Canada: "I have been reading all the homemade remedies on line & have researched bed bugs which I have. I have been going crazy with this epidemic of bedbugs for several months. I have tried the earth thing as well as the bed defense things you put on the floor so bedbugs can't get into your bed! Nothing works & I am losing sleep, itching all the time & am super depressed!! I can not afford a exterminator as I am a senior on a low income. I am going to try oil/veinagar with the Eucalyptus oil & hope it works as I am out of other things I can do. Where can you buy the oil? I hope this works as my arms, legs, stomach & my neck all have the bedbug bites. What I cannot figure out is why I am getting bitten but have yet to see one bedbug in my room!! I am the only one in my house of 3 that is getting bite! My 2 boys have NO bites on their body!! hope I can get help & finally get rid of these pest!!! Thanks"

  Re: Cayenne and Garlic for Erectile Dysfunction
Sun, 13 Apr 14 16:55:37 -0500

04/13/2014: Randall from Sandy, Ut: "Recently after being on this site I started using DMSO (two days ago) and today I took my vitamins including "no" flush niacin and then ten minutes later I took 1tsp DMSO. About and hour later I am getting a niacin flush thereby proving to me that DMSO really does get whatever it is into your system.

So I am thinking that using it in conjunction with Cayenne, Garlic, L-Arganine would have a greater effect on any of those..

I will give it a try when the wife gets back in 9 days and see how that works :)"

  Re: Multiple Remedies
Sun, 13 Apr 14 16:52:33 -0500

04/13/2014: Bee from New York, US: "Hi Kelly;

I am wondering are you splitting your pills into quarters? how are you doing that? I find it even tough to split the pills in half.. I have a pill cutter too. Well I did find the no flush Niacin in regular health food store but haven't gotten it yet .. but at least they have it.

Its good to know you don't have to use too many things to lower your bp. doesn't sound like a lot.. good for you"

  Re: Reinfection
Sun, 13 Apr 14 16:49:18 -0500

04/13/2014: Eclover from Richmond, Va: "I think you are right, because I did that the other day, and I got a yeast infection now."

Re: Study on Dipyridamole
Sun, 13 Apr 14 16:41:03 -0500

04/13/2014: Petersama from Japan: "Http://australiandryeye.webs.com/apps/blog/entries/show/42045074-potential-breakthrough-using-dipyridamole Seems like there is a topical cure breakthrough that happened recently. However I am not recommending people to go and find this chemical and try to dilute it for use in their eyes. Just that there may be hope! I wouldn't know how long it stays in clinical trials though..."

  Re: Panic Attacks and Agoraphobia
Sun, 13 Apr 14 15:43:26 -0500

04/13/2014: Bee from New York: "Hi;

Please go to utube if possible and listen to some binaural beats (healing waves) for this.. You can also try out other modalities such as EFT tapping.. emotional freedom technique...also check utube.. Meditation, yoga and exercise will also help...

Good luck."





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