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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.

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  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"

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  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."

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  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."

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  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."

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  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."

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  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"

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  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!"


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  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 .."

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  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"

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  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."

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  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"

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  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."

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  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. :)"

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  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."

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  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."

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  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."

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  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~"

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  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."

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  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."

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  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."

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  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."

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  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"

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  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:

http://www.life-enthusiast.com/fluoride-the-cause-of-fibromyalgia-a-3782.html

Ivy"

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  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
Turbidity:nill
Deposit:nill
PH:6.0
Sugar:+++
Ketones:+
Proteins:++
Blood:trace
Haemoglbin:Nill
Urobilinogen:Normal
Bilirubin:nill
Nitrite:nill
Pus Cells:2-4/HPF
Red Blood Cells:1-2/HPF
Epithelial Cells:1-2/HPF
Amorphous:nill
Misc:nill
Spot Urinary Protein:1.49 g/l

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

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  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"

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  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 :)"

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  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."

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  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."

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  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~"

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  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~"

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  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"

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  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."

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  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."

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  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

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  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. :)"

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  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"

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  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 :)"

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  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"

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  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..."

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  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."

Re: Age Spot Remedy Success After 1 Week!
Sun, 13 Apr 14 15:40:29 -0500

[YEA]  04/13/2014: Aiza from Wash, D.c.: "Finally, I had been trying the onion juice with ACV remedy for age spots and after 3 months I did NOT notice ANY improvement. But, the good news is that HERE is what truly worked for me and in ONE week my sunspots are 95% GONE!

#1- I soaked an entire RED onion in ACV (Braggs), this is in a glass jar, and I dab a cotton ball in it and run it over my cheeks when I know I will have free time.

#2- At night before going to bed, I rub castor oil on the sunspots

#3- I am taking MSM 4,000mg and 2,000 Vitamin C.

These THREE combined have FINALLY shown ERADICATION of my sunspots. I wish you all tons of success and know that you are all beautiful inside and out. :)"

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  Re: Question for Dave Regarding Viral Link to Autoimmunity
Sun, 13 Apr 14 14:02:46 -0500

04/13/2014: Dave from Fountain Inn, Sc: "Hi Jan from London:

Re virus in lungs...

It is very likely in lungs. Here's a way to know: Breathe in DEEPLY and if you feel a "tickle" and you have to cough then you know it's there.

Get a nebulizer and use the CS in base. You'll want to breathe deeply from nebulizer for five minutes three times daily for a week or until you can do that deep breath test and not feel a tickle. I've seen others using H2O2 but haven't done so myself. I've seen others recommending DMSO in the mix but would do that only with very small amounts at a time. I am just not sure of the reaction in the lungs to DMSO...and I'm a BIG proponent of DMSO but won't recommend something I haven't tried.

Earth Clinic has a lot of posts about DMSO mixed with other liquids in a nebulizer."

Re: Rhodiola for Agoraphobia
Sun, 13 Apr 14 11:01:44 -0500

04/13/2014: Yell from U.k: "Been taking rhodiola for a week 1 tablet mid day with main meal and find that's I can't keep awake about an hour late an hour later. Just doze for about 10 15 minutes I suffer from anxiety panic and agoraphobia and am 90 years old. Pretty fit apart from the above.Cant visit the dr because of the agoraphobia. Didn't usually feel so tired after dinner have seen othe instructions for taking rhodiola on an empty stomach.Also I am bored out of my mind at this point of the day. Any advice please. Thank you"

Re: Panic Attacks and Agoraphobia
Sun, 13 Apr 14 10:52:20 -0500

04/13/2014: Mike62 from Denver, CO: "I had terrible nervousness, stormy chaotic thoughts, and nightmares, all my life. Enzymes made me a lot more calm and cognizant. Enzymes are nutrients whose electrons have high energies. The electrons in regular food have low energies. Activated barley has the most enzymes and is the most convenient way to get enzymes. Raw organic fruit has enzymes. Papaya, figs, kiwi, and pineapple have special protein enzymes. Home brewed water kefir is the least expensive way to get enzymes."

Re: Remedy Needed for Grey Hair
Sun, 13 Apr 14 10:50:49 -0500

04/13/2014: Wruku from Irving, Texas: "I would like to know remedy for grey hair.I am in early 40's (female). And have lot's of grey hair. I would certainly want to prevent and reverse grey hair with simple and natural remedy. I would appreciate if someone can guide me over this problem Thank you."

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  Re: Question for Dave Regarding Viral Link to Autoimmunity
Sun, 13 Apr 14 10:42:31 -0500

04/13/2014: Jan from London, Ontario: "This thread has been very helpful. I have seen some success with the turps with my Oral Lichen Planus.

My ongoing struggle is shortness of breath.

I am on a no sugar diet and low carbs, and am Celiac.

I am thinking the virus must be in my blood and therefore affecting the lungs. Any thoughts?"

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  Re: Bed Bugs
Sun, 13 Apr 14 10:33:40 -0500

[YEA]  04/13/2014: Joshharrington from London, Uk: "Really good stuff. Booked a hotel and picked a bad one. Full I tell you, full. But this stuff cleared everything within a few hours. Very effective!"

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  Re: Biting and Crawling Mites
Sun, 13 Apr 14 10:31:21 -0500

04/13/2014: Rebel from Somewhere, Usa: "My guess would be you will soon find out that you must kill these critters from the inside of the body. The black spots or specks are in my opinion blood born pathogens. One can rub different stuff on infected area and have these black specs come out and you may be killing the adults. I believe they hatch from eggs and the only way to kill the eggs is from inside the body.

When I treated myself, I had some success with a little of everything. But, what seemed to work and caused DIED OFF completely, after using Cayenne Pepper. I took 35000 heat units and start with a 1/16 teaspoon maybe 3 or 4 times daily and work up to a teaspoon a couple times daily. In 60 days, my black specks seemed to be gone. No more at all.

Also alkaline body defeats disease. So I alkalined with baking soda, a couple times a day."

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  Re: Inversion Board Helps Back Pain
Sun, 13 Apr 14 10:27:25 -0500

[WARNING!]  04/13/2014: Rebel from Somewhere, Usa: "I made the purchase for $200.00.

I have to give a warning for this though. I did not fully invert, I only went about 120 degrees and only for 3 to 5 minutes at a time. I did not properly balance my self with the board, so coming back up really strained my stomach. ( I will explain this in a moment )Also if you are over weight like I am, it may actually not be safe to do anyways. It hurt my ankles as well.

So, I wind up going to the chiropractor. I had this catch or what felt like a catch or pinched nerve in between my shoulder blades. I iced for the ride down and he adjusted me and says, " You wear not out that bad. Well that did not sound right, because I had very bad headaches for a week at the base of my skull and the pain between my shoulders.

Back home I could barey lay my head on a pillow my neck felt as though it was to tired to hold my head on. I winded up thinking maybe it was some kind of virus or something and not my back, So I put a drop of CLOVE OIL on the base of my spine from the bottom of my skull down to the lower spine. So a couple drops altogether. That night was very painful, but the next day the pain had ceased, I felt normal again.

So back to the home choirs and projects I had started.This is when I notice a strain in my stomach. It scared me very bad I thought I might have strained a hernia. But a couple days latter and that pain has ceased as well.

I do not know what was going on with me. I do know that I was, already hurting when I got the machine. But, the machine may have been actually moving so much stuff in my back that recover was a lot muscle spasms, because of what the chiropractor said about I was not out bad. Or maybe it was some time virus that was really hurting me and the clove oil on the spine ran it away. I don't know, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it. LOL.... I am a lot better now pain wise. I was at a 10, with 10 be worse pain and 1 being less. I am now at about a 3 or 4 pain wise.

Thanks, Rebel"

Re: Panic Attacks and Agoraphobia
Sun, 13 Apr 14 10:23:08 -0500

04/12/2014: Mary from Arcadia: "I really need help. I suffer from Panic Attacks and severe Depression and Agoraphobia. This started when I delivered my son 30 years ago. I had the worst nervous breakdown in the world. I saw strange colors in the sky, had panic attack after panic attack with severe depression and then agoraphobia.

Then I suffered a brain aneurysm and made it through that. When I die and go to heaven hopefully I should have a huge castle for all my suffering. Now it started again after having a stomach flu. Now I don't drive!

Is there any help for this? I am tired of living in fear and panic and am now 63. Overweight and tired of it! Can anyone please help me?"

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  Re: Severe Pain in Sacroiliac and Other Joints (2)
Sat, 12 Apr 14 23:26:51 -0500

04/12/2014: Mama To Many from Tennessee, Usa: "Dear Kim,

I see you have been getting lots of great advice here. If I could add my 2 cents...you mention bone on bone, and needing lubrication for the joints...I have recently been learning about Mullein Root Tincture and one of the things it is supposed to do is help to increase the fluid in the joints. I recently bought some to test this out. I think it was doing this (I have some issues in my neck.) But having been out of town a lot of late, I have been lax on some of my supplements and don't have a lot of anecdotal information to share about it yet. Anyway, you can read some about it here:

https://www.beneficialbotanicals.com/tincture-information/mullein-root.html

I hope you get relief soon!

~Mama to Many~"

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  Re: Dave's Experiment with Papaya
Sat, 12 Apr 14 23:20:22 -0500

04/12/2014: Mama To Many from Tennessee, Usa: "Dear Dave,

Your detailed observations are fascinating and informative. I am looking forward to risking some ice cream soon, when I can get a papaya in hand, that is. Thank you for your continued work for science and humanity! Your sacrifice will benefit many!

~Mama to Many~

P.S. My husband confirms that it is Star Trek that coined (or perhaps popularized?) the phrase, "to go boldly where no man has gone before." :)"

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  Re: Black Walnut for Remineralization of Teeth
Sat, 12 Apr 14 23:11:38 -0500

04/12/2014: Mama To Many from Tennessee, Usa: "Dear Alexa,

Sorry to take so long to get back to you. I have been out of town an unusual amount the last 6 weeks!

I made my black walnut tincture by putting as many freshly fallen black walnuts (still in the green hulls) as will fit into a gallon glass jar and covered it with vodka. I strained out the walnuts after 6 weeks. (Keep in a dark place.) This is how a friend makes hers. Rachel Weaver says it is better to use the walnuts to make a tincture after the husks have turned black.

Rachel Weaver has a whole chapter on using black walnut in her book, "Be Your Own Doctor." She has found a tea made with black walnut powder to work as well for teeth (and drunk) as swishing the tincture in a little water.

Regarding using Black Walnut while breastfeeding...I found no contraindications in Rachel Weaver's book or in Philip Fritchy's book. (Two of my favorite herbalists.) Neither seemed to consider it contraindicated in pregnancy. One website said not to use it for purging/cleansing in pregnancy. Other lists of herbs contraindicated in pregnancy do not include it. I have used black walnut internally while breastfeeding, with no noticed ill effect on me or my baby.

Let us know how it works out for your family!

~Mama to Many~"

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  Oat Straw Tea for High Cholesterol - Update
Sat, 12 Apr 14 21:16:29 -0500

04/12/2014: 1947hoppy from Indiana, United States: "Though I have oatmeal for breakfast on most days, supplemented with coconut oil, nuts, blackstrap molasses, nuts and yogurt. My cholesterol dropped some, but not enough to make the doctors happy. Even though I don't buy into the "one size fits all" cholesterol numbers that the drug companies promote to the medical profession, I did think it would be a good idea to bring my numbers in line a little better, but naturally.

I had read somewhere about 'oat straw tea', so I thought I would give it a try. Straw in my area, goes for about $3 a bale, which would presumably make a lot of tea. I use disposable tea sacks, but a tea ball would suffice.

I have blood work done on a regular basis for my heart and thyroid. After drinking a cup or two of 'oat straw tea' every evening for several months, my blood work showed a drop of 30 points in my LDL, a 15 increase in HDL and triglycerides also dropped correspondingly.

I stopped drinking it, though I don't remember why, and the numbers returned to where they had been. Not good. So, I started drinking it again.

This time around, LDL went from 135 to 95, HDL went from 40 to 55 and triglycerides dropped from 65 to 35.

Both times, the ONLY thing that changed was the use or lack of use of the 'oat straw tea'. I was amazed. The beauty of 'oat straw tea' is that it is simple, cheap and there are NO harmful side effects.

I strongly encourage others to give this a try. If you don't have a farmer close by that grows oats, you can buy OST online in bulk and use your own strainer. I've tried other natural methods to lower cholesterol and never saw such positive results. You get the benefit of the oats without the carbs. I brew it by the pot, along with my favorite herb tea, and keep the leftovers in the fridge for my wife to drink as iced tea. Oh yeah, her numbers all dropped also."

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  Re: Severe Pain in Sacroiliac and Other Joints (2)
Sat, 12 Apr 14 20:31:14 -0500

04/12/2014: Dave from Fountain Inn, Sc: "Kim from Australia,

By the way... and in addition to my other post. I would suggest that you read a wonderful article about AEP...which counters dozens of problem areas...working on the cellular level.

Known also as membrane integrity factor, Google, "nutrition review Calcium AEP" and you'll read about one of the most amazing substances in the world.

If you do have arthritis you definitely need to be on AEP."

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  Re: Severe Pain in Sacroiliac and Other Joints
Sat, 12 Apr 14 20:22:55 -0500

04/12/2014: Dave from Fountain Inn, Sc: "Kim from Australia;

Sorry to hear of your severe pain.

You said you've fallen a few times...sounds like on the tail bone. THAT, can throw out the pelvis and if you injured the sacrum or coccyx plus ligament injury you would be experiencing many possible low back issues.

I doubt if your problem is arthritis. Not at your age. Pain can make you think all kinds of things.

I've fought low back problems since I was 18 years old...over 40 years. Low back especially but also the neck. Two car wrecks...I was rear ended.

Chiropractic help might give you some relief. If you find a really good chiropractor that is.

And I've used many. But the thing that helped my low back the most is a Japanese technique. You'd lie on your stomach as a "Helper" steps gently onto your belt line...on the pelvis. The pelvis is likely slipped or the sacrum or coccyx badly bruised or even fractured. I have a friend who was in a jeep on a mountain road when she was a teenager and the jeep hit a bump going faster than it should have. She was bounced up and came down on a hard surface on the coccyx. The result was a fracture of the coccyx. She has suffered with that injury for 35 years.

Back to the Japanese technique... and why this has to be done gently. The Helper will gently and slowly place his/her weight on your low back...as low as possible...around the pelvis ... along the tail bone. If no great pain, the Helper stands on the low back with one foot while holding onto the back of a chair, using the chair to take most of the weight off the foot that is pressing onto the low back. If no sharp pain, the Helper applies more of his/her weight on the low back and with the other foot begins "walking" in place up the back while the foot on the low back "walks" in place on the pelvis.

So the right foot is on the pelvis and presses then lets up as the left foot moves up the lumbar vertebra, and up the back ... up the thoracic vertebra and then back down ... left, right etc.

Finally, the left has come back to the low position with the right foot on the pelvis, lifting the left foot completely off the back. Helper now has all (or much) of his/her weight on the pelvis. NOW...with as much weight as possible to hold down the pelvis region (sacrum and coccyx) by Helper .... you will put your hands under your shoulders and gently lift up your body ... like a push up but allowing the low back to relax. Sometimes the person on floor can feel the adjustment in the low back take place...the parts suddenly fit back after being knocked out of place.

Do this twice, trying to relax the low back as you curl upward with the upper body. The low back often will slip back in place. I learned this technique from a PT expert. She told me that often this technique "cured" a low back problem that seemed impossible to fix.

When I hurt my low back I recruit my wonderful wife to "stand" or "walk" on my back. Takes two minutes... and OH the relief. I have a significant S curve down my spine and the pelvis/sacrum/ ligaments can get very "off" but the Japanese Walking Technique has kept me functional for all these years."

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  Re: Severe Pain in Sacroiliac and Other Joints
Sat, 12 Apr 14 14:27:10 -0500

04/12/2014: Sheena from Ohio, US: "Hi Ohio man:

Googled Dr. Nieper, found lots of sites selling "his" products, info on cardiac disease and use of serrapeptase but no regimen set out specifically for osteo. I have bone on bone, gave up the nsaids (kidney issues) and am still hunting for a good, harmless treatment. Any help will be very much appreciated!"

Re: Buying Chanca Piedra in the US
Sat, 12 Apr 14 14:08:59 -0500

04/12/2014: Cindy from Usa: "is there a place to purchase chanca piedra seeds or plants in the usa?

thanks"


 

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