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  Re: Canned Tomato Juice

Thu, 21 Jul 16 15:20:48 -0700
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn.) on 07/21/2016

HI U Mmsg,,,,,,,,, when you do juice it's almost a whole day affair. First, you have to accumulate enough to make the clean-up worth while. For instance, we accumulate our tomatoes on the railing on our back deck. When we have about 30' of them then we do the process.

My job is to blanch them on the deck and add them to cold water in the kitchen sink. My Tractor Driver removes the peelings and rind, cuts them up into a blender. I run the blender such that the juice can pass through a hand cranked processer. The juice goes through the screen and the seeds and debris out the end. We save the seeds for next year's planting.

She then brings the tomato juice to a rolling boil for about 15 minutes. Shorter than that, the juice spoils regardless of sealing. She then adds to clean, hot jugs and seals. She listens to the number of pops from the jars as they cool to determine if they have sealed. A jar that you can push the lid down has not sealed and will spoil, so you have to reheat to get a good seal.

Tomato juice is ( acidic ) tart, so we add a little cane sugar and sea salt to make it palatable.

All our juices require a different process and I am wearing out all these city slickers that have no clue why I bring this subject of gardening on a health site.

I notice that you no longer say you live on the 5 th floor somewhere in Europe. Have you moved?

Love you like a sister. =====ORH=====

 Re: Debilitating Pain From Vulvodynia, Doctor's Not Helping

Thu, 21 Jul 16 15:20:15 -0700
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Usa) on 07/21/2016

You might go to youtube and look for John Bergma'ns video on nerve pain and one on pelvic problems and see if he says anything that rings a bell for your issues, maybe your spine is off or pinching the nerve to your pelvic region.

 Re: Seeking Advice for Vaginal Itching in 8 Year Old

Thu, 21 Jul 16 15:19:09 -0700
Posted by Irene (California.) on 07/21/2016

I also suffered from vaginal itch as a child.

And I just suffered as no female in my family knew what to do about it. I would cry myself to sleep!

I believe I had a yeast infection as I got them in my 20's. What worked best for me was Vagisil.

Also as an adult female I douched with white vinegar and water. Later I found peroxide and water was effective for vaginal itching.

 Re: Debilitating Pain From Vulvodynia, Doctor's Not Helping

Thu, 21 Jul 16 15:18:39 -0700
Posted by Anon For Now (Canada) on 07/21/2016

Eden, do a Google search for Cytolytic vaginosis.If that sounds like your symptoms, post again and I'll tell you what I'm doing.

(I'm currently struggling with this myself, but I was going to wait and post a bit later when I have more conclusive results from the things I am trying)

 Re: Seeking Advice for Vaginal Itching in 8 Year Old

Thu, 21 Jul 16 12:05:13 -0700
Posted by Anon For Now (Canada) on 07/21/2016

Stacy, has she ever had trouble with pinworms? I know this sounds horrible, but when I was a child, I had recurring problems with pinworms in the vagina. That caused insane itching and sadly, it wasn't until I was an adult that I figured out what was going on.

  Brer Rabbit Blackstrap Molasses Nutrition Facts - Update

Thu, 21 Jul 16 11:44:15 -0700
Posted by Kt (Usa) on 07/21/2016

I just received a case of Brer Rabbit BSM that has a "best by" date of 6-25-19. The label has different nutrition facts than what was posted here in 2007.

I'll just report the different ones:

Sodium 30 mg., Potassium 450 mg., Total Carbs. 13 g., Sugar 9 g., Protein 1 g. and Iron 4%

I have emailed to confirm their iron % amount from the 2007 post of BSM comparisons.

  Re: Mother With Interstitial Lung Disease

Thu, 21 Jul 16 10:38:12 -0700
Posted by Chaitali (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India ) on 07/20/2016

My mother, she is 52 years old now. She is diagnosed with interstitial Lung Disease I.e Lungs fibrosis. Doctors (pulmonologist)told there is no cure for this IPF diseases, she has to follow medicines prescribed through out her life till she lives.But I still have hope that there is some medicine or proper medical care through which she can be back to normal condition.

Felt happy after seeing some posts in Earth Clinic, come to know that there are some Natural remedies for IPF. Can we proceed with below mentioned 4 remedies for at lest controlling IPF disease.

1.Aloevera Oil; Kindly indicate dosage, method and if available in India

2.Apple Cidar Vinegar; Dosage and method:

3.Brahmi leaves ;Kindly indicate dosage, method and if available in India

4.Hydrogen Peroxide Food grade, Ideal dosage and method and if avalibale in india

Wrinkle Remedies and Prevention

Thu, 21 Jul 16 10:33:44 -0700
Posted by Violet Velvet (Oklahoma ) on 07/21/2016

Wrinkle Remedies

Here are a few which are tried and true. However, I would always be careful with these as I am not a Dermatologist and everyone has different skin types, allergies ... Etc... Vitamin C Vitamin E Salystic Acid Retinol Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Acai Geranium Purified Squalane And Sunscreen, Sunscreen & More Sunscreen... The higher the SPF, the better off you'll be. If you must get your sun on. Always protect your face and chest. You'll be thankful that you did the older you get. Retinol can be very very harsh too. It is best to have it prescribed if you have a lot of premature aging, as a licensed Dermatologist can help you with this and tell you what is best for your skin type.

With everything else in mind... A healthy diet full of leafy greens, exercise, Lots of water throughout the day, Green Tea and the sunscreen that I had mentioned multiple times above, along with a good nights sleep is going to definitely be your best friend when it comes to all of these things for the long haul. If you can can start this early enough in life and stick with it, you would not even need all of the ingredients listed above later on. Nothing more than just a mild cleanser and moisturizer to fit your skins needs. Such as Cetaphil, or any other mild non scented wash and moisturizer that is not filled with a lot of harsh chemicals and fragrances. I have seen recipes to where you can even make your own. I personally like Renova. I am older though and it's prescribed through my Dermatologist. If I were younger, I would have definitely lived my life like the suggestions that I had given above. I need more help than that due to the fact that I have a lot of sun damage since nobody realized just how terrible that too much sun could be for you when I was younger.

Good Luck!!!

Tanning for Lichen Planus

Thu, 21 Jul 16 10:30:36 -0700
Posted by Palmmmadison (Albuquerque) on 07/21/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I've been suffering with Lichen Planus for 2 1/2 years and I tried everything. Oatmeal baths, tea tree oil, olive oil and leaf. I went to my doctor and she prescribed medicine to help with the incredible itching sensation. It didn't work and was referred to a dermatologist. She began saying that it wasn't as bad as she's seen in the past. She prescribed a steroid cream ans sent me on my way. Everything cleared up. Till I ran out of the steroid cream and it came back twice as bad. She then put me on a steroid pill with more creams. But, I knew it was temporary. I could feel it trying to come back. Around my eyes and mouth the top of my genitals. My legs were starting to get it at this point and my arms and my back was also covered now. Then it came to me. I use to go tanning, you know in tanning beds. Just in the spring for a month or two and only a couple times a week. I'm not a sun worshiper but, I didn't like getting a sunburn in the summer. So I would go for a short time just to create some color so I wouldn't burn. But, after I got married three years ago I decided to stop for now on, because it's not good for you anytime, and I didn't want to put myself at risk for cancer. But, like I said I've had this rash for 2 1/2 yrs now. So it became very obvious why this rash was taking over. And what was keeping it at bay for all these years.

I starting going into tanning beds or red light therapy (which is safe by the way) when I was 18 or 19 and just very little in the Spring and I stopped going when I was 31. I never had a single problem with my skin during this time. Before I went tanning ever, in high school I remember a period of time where I had this rash on my face, but then it went away after a few months and trying not wear makeup.

But, now at 34, I have this all over my body... nothing seems to hold it back. So, I decided to go tanning... for small amounts of time 5 to 8 minutes and for a month or two. Also, for only a few times a week. I've gotten through the first week and I have to say I haven't felt itchy even once! I've only gone three times and my sores are healing. All my bumps and new ones trying to form are gone! My skin is smooth. My scars are still there, but they even look better.

I know tanning beds aren't any good for you, but I look at it this way. Small amounts shouldn't hurt me and I'm wearing SPF 50 during the day. Just so I don't get additional exposure from the sun. I feel so much better.

FYI: My dermatologist was absolutely against it! She was not open to hearing this idea of tanning that could help me. My Dr wouldn't hear of it. I'm going to continue to treat my self a few times a week for two months. That should nip it in the bud, at least for the rest of the year. I hope this could be helpful to those out there suffering from this. I know how you feel.

  Re: 4 Year Old With Asthma and Eczema

Thu, 21 Jul 16 10:27:20 -0700
Posted by Michelle A (Santa Cruz, Ca) on 07/21/2016

My daughter had severe eczema on her elbows. She was prescribed various medications. They worked temporarily but the eczema always returned. I started reading about alternative ways to combat it. I found liquid magnesium -phosphorus- vitamin D by Twin Labs. She took it everyday for about 3-4 months. Her eczema disappeared and has never returned. Hope this helps.

Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Dermatographism

Thu, 21 Jul 16 10:26:26 -0700
Posted by Frances (Dallas, Tx) on 07/21/2016

My teenage daughter developed dermatographism after a penicillin allergy. Her doctor told her to take Zyrtec daily to help control it; however she has gained a lot of weight since taking the Zyrtec. How can she use the apple cider vinegar to help instead of the Zyrtec. She is very short and needs to lose all the extra weight she has put on because of this drug.

Re: BHT for Hep B

Thu, 21 Jul 16 10:25:21 -0700
Posted by Concerned (Roseville, Ca) on 07/21/2016

I have a 24 yr. old acquaintance in Ethiopia who has chronic Hepatitis B, and has been prescribed Viread, which he really can't even afford (very poor); he also has/had polio and is only able to walk with a leg brace. His symptoms from the Hep B are so debilitating that he cannot even work, which is an added stressor. What BHT protocol do you recommend for him? Thank you very much for your time.

BHT for Hepatitis C

Thu, 21 Jul 16 10:24:40 -0700
Posted by Skywatcher (South Padre Island) on 07/21/2016
3 out of 5 stars

I've been taking BHT treatment for 6 weeks. 250mg and 500mg 12 hours apart. Keep in mind I have already done 12 weeks Harvoni with no evidence of cure. Then I was prescribed 12 weeks Viekera with the same results. During these treatments I was not told to not take large doses of vitamin E . I was taking 400 plus I.U. per day. Given that this link suggests that vitamin e protects the lipid coated hep c viron from immune system attack, it may well explain why my Harvoni and viekera treatments were unsuccessful.

So I've been taking BHT without the large supplement regimen. My last liver panel showed 50% increase in ALT and AST levels. Since my ferritin level was 900. After a 1000 one's chance of getting cancer goes up 20 to 200 fold. I was taking 500mg IP-6 3x/day. Could be toxic to a compromised liver (hep c 1a ) viral load 7500000. contracted 1971. I'm going to try MONOLAUREN. I was bruising very easily after taking less than 200mg c. I now take 5 to 10 grams california gold 1000mg caps Qualli-c. WOW, good stuff. No runnies.

Going to take lysine, chanca piedra, lapoic acid, nac, d3, k2, colodial silver, coral calcium for increasing ph, magnesium malate, selenium and a high quality multiple.

I'm 63, walk an hour every day and work out at the gym twice a week. I take citrulline to prevent the stink of ammonia away. A doctor would prescribe lactalose but that stuff will give you the runnies. I consume an average of 90 grams protein so I have to take the citrulline because of a cirrhotic liver.

  Re: Canned Tomato Juice

Thu, 21 Jul 16 10:21:42 -0700
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn.) on 07/20/2016

HI ALL,,,,,,,, trying to send a picture of our tomato juice again.


Licorice Root Helped Pain From Herniated Disc

Thu, 21 Jul 16 10:15:49 -0700
Posted by David (Germany) on 07/21/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I had massive success with herbal supplements healing my herniated disc.

I had a very bad herniation - went very close to getting surgery on two occasions. The first was after initial onset as the symptoms were so bad my doctors initially recommended immediate surgery however I chose to wait a week or two to see if it improved.

I saw some initial improvement which meant I decided to try the natural healing route. After 8 weeks of intensive physio, Chiro, Massage and also epidural injection I pretty much hadn't progressed much past were I was at week 2. My pain was now manageable when I was resting but I had seen minimal improvements. I was still slumped like a 90 year old man. Unable to stand or walk for more then a minute or two. At this point I had decided surgery might be the only option.

I had been extra careful with diet to try and maximize my healing and added a few supplements in. Without really expecting any results from these. However when I added Licorice root it was literally like some shot me with a healing gun. Literally the first day I had them .... I just felt different. I had a huge return of energy. Back pain felt better. Within a couple of weeks I had made massive strides to the point my therapists and doctors were scratching their heads as to how it suddenly just magically got better.

I told them I started taking licorice root and they literally laughed at me.

Back pain is caused by mechanical issues with posture - but from what I have read the adrenal glands have a huge effect on the core and back muscles that stabilize the spine. An issue with adrenals seemed to result in mechanical issues with posture and the everyday functioning of these keys muscles. For me these issues seemed to be immediately rectified by simply taking this supplement.

I wouldn't guarantee it will work for everyone. Its possible your mechanical issue is not just related to adrenals but for me that seemed to be the source of the issue. It was like a magic potion.

Antibiotics and ACV for Sinus Infection Ok?

Thu, 21 Jul 16 10:03:28 -0700
Posted by Nnabugwu (Lagos) on 07/20/2016

Please had treated this sinus infection some years ago with Lemon, grape and orange successfully and of course with antibiotics. In the last three months it has re-occurred and I'm trying to use Apple Cider Vinegar without baking soda because I'm not sure of the baking soda around me. Can I combine taking antibiotics now? Can I get better guide to managing myself out of this infection please. I also feel stress triggers off this situation in me. Thanks

Blackstrap Molasses for Enlarged Prostate

Thu, 21 Jul 16 09:52:53 -0700
Posted by V-man (Florida) on 07/21/2016
5 out of 5 stars

BSM ... Has helped my bladder, urethra and prostate by the 8th day... No more bladder pressure and from drips to stream. I mixed it with organic maple syrup and detox tea or green tea and a meal replacement.

  Re: ADHD

Thu, 21 Jul 16 09:51:00 -0700
Posted by Violet Velvet (Oklahoma ) on 07/21/2016

I agree. I am on Adderall right now as both Adderall & Ritalin are both supposed to be the best medications thus far, in order to treat ADHD/ADD. I have it really bad too. This is why I had never done well in school at all and it is upsetting. Especially when I look back on all of those years in the 80's when it was not properly diagnosed or even known of as far as I know anyhow. Because of it, I have barely made it through life to where I could have a semi decent life. I have a decent job but it could have been a lot better had someone known what was wrong early on. In my opinion, I feel that both Ritalin and Adderall are too strong for a child to be taking. If they are on it, I hope that they start out on the smallest dosage possible. I wish that I knew of a natural cure for it rather than taking over the prescription medication. However, I will tell you what would have helped me. If I had a parent that gave me a lot of love, attention and moral support when I was young. I think that it helps to also slowly involve your children on activities very early on because having some type of self esteem and support from parenting would have helped a lot. My mother took care and raised 2 daughters on her own. Therefore, that just unfortunately did not happen. I also grew up in the 80's when ADHD was not well known. Everyone thought that I was just hyper active and did not listen. To this day that still bothers me when people accuse me of not focusing, listening, paying attention. I would if I could and I would also do better around people who have a little bit of patience and understanding. If I feel like this in my adult life, can you imagine how a child must feel? It's really a sad thing to have to go through folks. Love, be patient and encouraging to the children who have this. Encouragement from a young age will help a lot. I feel that this also causes low self esteem as it makes you feel like everyone thinks that you aren't smart or good enough because they just so not understand what ADHD/ADD is all about. Especially children that do not have it. Support, Encouragement, sports and/or some type of school activity(s) and attention would help a child A LOT, who is suffering from this a this type of disorder. Trust me, I'm 48 years old and I've been there and know that I would have done a lot better if I had those things from a parent. I scored an 80 on my test for ADHD. I could relate to every single question. Even the ones that did not pertain to me. It's difficult even when you get older but could be a lot better with age with what I had mentioned above. Thanks so much for listening to my two cents worth of advice. I apologize that this is so lengthy and the fact that I really do not have any natural remedies to apply here other than a good night sleep and what I had mentioned above. Good Luck To All Of You and thanks for taking the time to read this. V.V.B

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Eczema

Thu, 21 Jul 16 09:49:17 -0700
Posted by Swati (Delhi) on 07/21/2016
3 out of 5 stars


Hi, I am also an indian. Recently got such itchy blisters omly on face. Applied ACV, which reduced it. But my skin looks very dark now. Pls tell me how soon can my skin regain its original colour.

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