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ACV and Baking Soda - How Long Can You Take This Combo?

Fri, 29 May 15 21:23:28 -0500
Posted by Jean (East Tn) on 05/29/2015

Been taking approx 2 tbl ACV and 1/4 to 1/2 tsp BS 2x daily for about 5 weeks; having up to 3 BM's per day, but some are loose, watery. Is the baking soda doing this? Maybe 5 weeks is too long...

Questions About Adding Food Grade H202 to Watermelon Juice

Fri, 29 May 15 21:20:52 -0500
Posted by Jenn (Canada) on 05/29/2015

In my hydrogen peroxide book it says that the hydrogen peroxide drops can be taken with distilled water, milk, aloe vera juice or watermelon juice. I tried watermelon juice but when I added the drops it caused the juice to fizz and foam. This did not happen in water or milk. Why does this happen in the watermelon juice and is it ok to drink?

Need Help for Headache Lasting Days Now

Fri, 29 May 15 21:15:29 -0500
Posted by Bonbon (Pierson, Florida) on 05/29/2015

This all started a few weeks ago when I came down with an allergy attack that affected me eyes and throat. My eyes itched so bad I could hardly stand it. I went to the eye dr and he said it is just allergies and told me to use a antihistamine eye drop that he recommended. I tried this but it did nothing to help. I was putting black tea bags on my eyes as often as possible to sooth and help with swelling. I spoke with a pharmacist looking for help and explained that I have bp issues and he recommended different drop. It really helped.

About 5 days later I noticed my bp elevating. Trying to figure out why, I researched and found that the active ingredient in the drops is a decongestant. This will raise blood pressure. It's taken several days to get my pressure down but now I have this headache that won't go away. I don't know if I'm having withdrawals from stopping the tea bag soaks or if it's from the allergies. I'm not extremely mucousy but I do cough up globs occasionally. I'm also having a problem with a tooth on my lower left side. Or perhaps it's a detox symptom from Apple Cider Vinegar because in the meantime I've stared Apple Cider Vinegar and honey every day for a couple of weeks now.

I'm on my 4th day of this headache which kind of moves around and feels mostly like tension but is mainly in my left temple. I have even resorted to taking a Tylenol which helped for awhile but now it's back. After writing all this I'm feeling a little silly expecting anyone to be able to advise me but I hope someone can say something to make me feel better.

Avoid Soy With Hyperthyroidism

Fri, 29 May 15 21:11:19 -0500
Posted by Samantha (New York, Ny) on 05/29/2015

I just wanted to tell everyone here to be SUPER careful to avoid soy at all costs if you have hyperthyroid! I found out there is soy in a LOT of foods these days - both packaged and prepared. If you go out to eat, make sure to ask what kind of oil they use to make salad dressing, avoid condiments unless you purchase them at the health food store are check all the ingredients. Foods you would never think to be wary of like mayonnaise, for example, contain soy. I have checked through the ingredients and as long as I avoid soy at all costs (as well as caffeine, chocolate, coffee, the usual suspects), I feel MUCH, MUCH better, calmer, and more relaxed! Be vigilant about avoiding soy and I think you will notice a big change and might even be able to avoid taking medication. Magnesium is also very good for helping to calm you down.

 Re: Zinc Side Effects

Fri, 29 May 15 21:08:57 -0500
Posted by Sam (Miami) on 05/29/2015

Check out zinc whole foods supplement. Always prefer whole food vs. synthetic supplements.

Please Help Me Get Rid of Scabies

Fri, 29 May 15 21:07:39 -0500
Posted by Mr. Need Help (Sacramento, California ) on 05/29/2015

This is my story about scabies. I'm 21 and been having it for about 1 month. I showered and applied permethrin cream 5% to my whole body. Didn't clean my bathroom afterward. I took 24hrs to wash off the cream and reapplied it . Still haven't clean my bathroom. I think this is the reason why I still have scabies. its starting to shower up on my arms now. What can I do so it won't get worse? Should I apply the cream again? Do I stop playing soccer due to passing it on? How long would it take for it to go away? I feel bad for my family. I have 3 brothers (1,7&9yrs) and 2 sisters (4&14yrs). I avoid kissing and hugging them. I cry sometimes for this reason (especially my baby brother). I told my mother but she didn't take it serious. She says it would go away by itself. PLEASE WORLD HELP ME. Thanks

 Re: Iodine and Hyperthyroidism

Fri, 29 May 15 21:03:51 -0500
Posted by Ariel (New York, Ny) on 05/29/2015

Be VERY careful supplementing with iodine if you have hyperthyroid! It made my symptoms a million times worse!

 Re: Plantar Fasciitis/ Heel Spurs

Fri, 29 May 15 21:03:16 -0500
Posted by Little Wing (Massachusetts) on 05/29/2015

My friend cured his heel spurs by soaking his heels in magnesium oil for 5-10 minutes every night before bed.

 Re: Turpentine for Urinary Tract Infection

Fri, 29 May 15 21:03:00 -0500
Posted by Caron (Port Orchard, Wa) on 05/29/2015

[YEA]  @Katie...I am so glad to find someone else who has discovered the healing powers of turpentine. I woke up this morning with an UTI and started drinking a lot of water right away, then remembered turpentine. Took 3/4 teaspoon on a heaping teaspoonful of granulated sugar and the symptoms are just about gone. Turpentine is great for so many health problems. It used to be used all the time in the past and worked so well, it is now considered a poison. Not true.

Help Requested for Dizziness and Loss of Balance While Walking

Fri, 29 May 15 21:02:18 -0500
Posted by Lydia (Panama) on 05/29/2015

I have been dealing with permanent dizziness for the past year now. I live in Panama (Republic) and am careful to always drink plenty of water so I don't think I am dehydrated. I don't smoke, drink alcohol, drink little coffee (not every day) and I eat right. I am a 64 year old married woman and have good health otherwise. I cannot seem to maintain complete balance like I used to when I'm walking and it distresses me very much. I have been drinking ACV (1 tspn twice daily) but so far no change. I also take Vitamin C every day.

I would really appreciate suggestions from anyone who might have experienced the same thing.

 Re: Still Figuring Out the Cause of Dizziness

Fri, 29 May 15 20:57:44 -0500
Posted by Mindy (Dallas) on 05/29/2015

Mvo: Thank you, will look into this.

Susan and Anon: No mold, no foam pillows.

Thank you, Dave. I did not have ear or sinus infections. My left ear has scars though from the childhood. ENT found no other issues.

 Re: Apple Cider Vinegar Tablets Vs Liquid

Fri, 29 May 15 20:55:15 -0500
Posted by Sam (Miami) on 05/29/2015

Apple cider vinegar contains living cultures. Can a tablet contain living culture? Probably not.

 Re: Horrible Yeast All Over Body Since Hospital

Fri, 29 May 15 20:54:42 -0500
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 05/29/2015

T: All looks bad for now, but you have made the first step on recovery here and so take heart as things can become much better. The body has it's weaknesses but also has strengths. The tips & info Bj gave on Candida are excellent but you must understand Candida is a "secondary infection" which means all that damage done by modern medicine has simply left your defenses very low. So you must treat the Candida along with all other issues which you will need to take time reading about here. This will take time but there are many good folks helping here on E.C. so you should be improving and feeling confident very soon.

 Re: Apple Cider Vinegar Tablets Vs Liquid

Fri, 29 May 15 20:39:29 -0500
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 05/29/2015

My husband uses the ACV capsules. I think they are helpful. I think it is probably better out of the bottle, but for those who can't bear the taste, or as you say for travel, I think it is a good idea.

~Mama to Many~

Apple Cider Vinegar Tablets Vs Liquid

Fri, 29 May 15 14:27:53 -0500
Posted by Kjvlv (Henderson, Nevada) on 05/29/2015

ACV liquid vs tablets:

Recently I was browsing the supplement store and saw ACV tablets. I already take the liquid version but wondered if these tablets did the same thing. They sure do have the same smell. I thought they would be handy for trips and such. Any opinions ?

 Re: Lugol's Iodine for Goiter - Questions for Bill

Fri, 29 May 15 14:17:40 -0500
Posted by Caitlin (Uk) on 05/29/2015

Hi Bill,

Thanks for such a prompt reply, I am a vegan of 4 months so the only calcium in my diet is what I get from vegetables, I don't eat soy products or fortified processed food, I have to say if I don't eat any cruciferous/calcium rich vegetables I will hardly be getting any calcium and plus I will be missing out on other vital nutrients that these food provide on a vegan diet, does this put me in a dilemma? Is it only for the short term whilst I am correcting my goiter? Should I avoid them like the plague or should I not beat myself up if some slip in? Really don't know what to do for the best, I'm happy to be guided.

When I say I am taking the lower end of the companion supplements these are the amounts (lower figure of selenium, magnesium, vit c)

Selenium: 200 - 400 mcg per day

Magnesium: 400 - 1200 mg per day

Vitamin C: 3,000 - 10,000 mg per day

Vitamins B2/B3 (ATP CoFactors): 100 mg riboflavin and 500 mg no flush niacin, inositol hexanicotinate form, 1-2x per day

Unrefined Salt (Celtic): 1/2 tsp. or more per day

I have based this on the fact that my multi nodular goiter is not very big, it gives me no bother, and I don't take meds. however if you think I should up them then this will not be a problem, obviously I just had to get started and did not want to go blazing into the full dose straight off the bat. also I had a look at dr brownsteins supplements and they are not cost effective here in the uk, but I noticed that in his magnesium supplement he has also included 300mg of PABA which I am also taking.

Is 50mg of lugols a good dosage? I read people take more?

Is this a for life thing? :ets say goiter shrinks, thyroid levels normalise, do I always have to take iodine? if so do I always have to take the companion supplements?

Sorry for so many questions, but as you are probably aware thyroid patients rarely got support from mainstream medics, I'm just looking for a nod to say I'm heading in the right direction. Thanks so much


PS. when you say I should worry too much about the detox does this mean I can ditch the revolting salt loading????? please say yes :-)

Acupuncture and Wet Towels Helped Eczema on Hand

Fri, 29 May 15 13:55:25 -0500
Posted by Claire (Montreal, Quebec) on 05/29/2015

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  Since my delivery last December, I got a severe eczema on the top of my right hand... since, I am trying to get rid of it.

Apple cider vinegar and Extra Virgin Oil help me to stop itching and having a soft skin. during the time olive oil was on I felt great BUT it didn't cure me cause every time I stopped putting it on my hand I got rash, itch and very dry skin =(

My husband asked me to stop putting them on my hand and to cure it like a burn and he was right cause since 1 month ..I am getting better every day and I have hope to see it disappear one day.

It seems our brain doesn't know when the skin has to be cure or not, you have to send a message to it in order to get a cure.

So by a very simple acupuncture process on my hand (the palm of my hand), my brain was able to understand that this part of my body needs to be cure. I did that 3 days and I noticed a difference!!

In addition, I stopped moisturizing my hand cause if I continued to moisturizing it , the skin will never moisturizing by herself again, so I forced my skin to do the job herself (it s not easy because you hand is very dry, you got cracks and it s painful, you itch too cause of that but if you have enough motivation and you keep in mind to stop itching it will be a success)

After that, I wet roll towel sheets with warm water and a put it on my hand with a medical tape wrap bandage. I kept this bandage all day long and I was vigilant to keep it wet. this! Help me a lot, my skin was soft, no itching , no rash feel great and you even forget about it. During the night I take it off and forced my skin to cure, so you have again a dry skin and a lot of dead skin to take off and you do that until you are skin is getting better.

Be careful about the soap you use, try to buy one very moisturizing and use always the same one. (Dove brand shea butter one helps me)

The sun will help you too, keep you hand under sun and avoid wind cause you ll get a very dry skin after (we dont want that)

Try to eat omega 3 and 6, since I started cooking cereal bars by myself, I digest well and at the end I am balancing my body will all it needs to be better and in the same time I cure my skin

As I am nursing my baby so I cant clean my intestine, (the goal it to clean all the toxins you have) usually you have eczema cause your intestines dont know how to deal with too much toxins so usually the skin is the second one to take charge of, that ' why we have eczema...

Now I can say that my hand is practically cure, I do not wear any bandage anymore.
You can do it every time you need until you get rid of it.

 Re: Horrible Yeast All Over Body Since Hospital

Fri, 29 May 15 13:27:31 -0500
Posted by Bj (Michigan) on 05/29/2015


First, you have my sympathy. Be prepared to deal with this for some months to come, you will need to be proactive and diligent. There may be much more others will suggest but to get started:

1. Get off and stay off ALL sugars; for as long as it takes to heal. Sugar will feed the yeast (candida)

2. Greatly limit carbohydrates, bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, etc. Converts to sugar to feed the candida.

3. Start Ted's Borax protocol, immediately: 1/8 t. borax in a liter of water, sipped throughout the day. 5 days on, 2 day break. (drink other non sweet fluids as desired. Use fluoride free water. You may need to do this for several months. Be prepared for the 'herx' the die off reaction (possible flu like symptoms) of the candida for a few days.

4. Stop all antibiotics.

5. Borax douche: dissolve 1/4 cup borax in very warm water. Use at least once a day, twice would be better.

6. Use the borax solution to bath your body especially the areas you mentioned as slimy.

7. Get a good quality probiotic, one that has at least 10+ different strains.

8. Get Earth Clinic's Bill Thompson's book Candida, Killing So Sweetly for more help.

9. Use organic virgin coconut oil internally, either take it by the spoonful or cook with it (or both and use externally as a lotion.

Hang in there and hope that things improve.


 Re: Still Figuring Out the Cause of Dizziness

Fri, 29 May 15 13:26:06 -0500
Posted by Susan (California) on 05/29/2015

I had dizziness issues 10 or so years ago. Turned out it was my new pillow, formaldehyde treated foam. Do you have a new pillow or one of those foam memory beds?

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