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Apple Cider Vinegar for Sprains

Wed, 21 Sep 16 10:55:23 -0700
Posted by Jovancou (Struga) on 09/21/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Apple cider vinegar really helps in getting rid of the swelling from sprains. Just damp a sock in it, drain it and put it on your foot. Put a plastic wrap or a plastic bag to keep you away from the smell and to keep your sheets dry.

  Re: Carol's Cure All Drink For Flu

Wed, 21 Sep 16 10:54:01 -0700
Posted by Schwabbie (Fontana, Ca) on 09/21/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Carol's cure all drink was the best remedy I tried so far. I tried the tomato tea and it probably does boost the immune system, but this remedy did stop the thick phlegm that was blocking my airway and causing me to cough like crazy, and it worked almost immediately. I drank this twice yesterday and plan to have it twice today.

  Re: Correction to Muscadine Post

Tue, 20 Sep 16 21:14:36 -0700
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile , Tn) on 09/20/2016

HI U OLE BUZZARDS DOIN,,,,,,,,,, in my last post I did not lie, I just misspoke. Anyway, we got 42 qts of boiled peanuts from that bushel we bought down in Ga. We also picked 9 gallons of muscadines instead of 9 qts. You get 1/2 gallon of juice for every gallon of muscadines.

Guess I need to increase my niacianamide and coconut oil to off set this dementia that's coming on.

Ya'll behave for a change and don't get old. ======ORH=======

  Re: Ileocecal Valve Incompetence

Tue, 20 Sep 16 20:55:25 -0700
Posted by Z (Olympia, Wa) on 09/20/2016

Yikes, be careful of that Paleo diet if you have ICV issues. I attempted to start the Auto-immune Paleo Protocol recently and my digestion issues flared up immediately. The Paleo diet includes many of the roughage foods that aggravate the valve, as in reliance on nuts and seeds, and for me particularly, upping the meat quantity with already weak digestion basically put a lock on my intestines, nothing was moving through. Additionally, that diet contains LOTS of foods that can feed SIBO, which many folks with IVC issues likely have. Consider beginning with the GAPS diet first, or other diet that focuses on broths, and simple easy to digest foods. Should also be anti-candida.

  More New Zealand Remedies from Michael - Flax and Emu Oil

Tue, 20 Sep 16 16:40:17 -0700
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 09/20/2016
5 out of 5 stars

3) FLAX OIL from flax grown in New Zealand claims many benefits. It is apparently one of the richest plant sources of Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids (EFAs). Although essential, we cannot manufacture them within our own bodies and must obtain them from dietary sources.

A sign of possible deficiency might include any of the following symptoms:chronic inflammatory disorders, brittle or soft nails, wound healing poor, dry hair/dandruff, dry or cracked skin, joint aches and pains and even weight management problems. There may be others I may have missed.

4) EMU (bird) OIL is an Australian product, strictly speaking (ouch, that one hurt! ), although in recent decades we have established emu farms in New Zealand. We had the Moa (2nd biggest bird in the World! ) but not the Ostrich or the Emu sadly. We are told that the Australian Aborigines used emu oil for lots of health benefits. It is supposed to be wonderful for Arthritis and skin issues, such that some folks swear by it. The oil is claimed to be wonderful for a huge, long list of ailments but I am not going to vouch for them by personal experience. I would appreciate member feedback on this one.

  Re: Vitamin C

Tue, 20 Sep 16 16:38:50 -0700
Posted by Anna (Philadelphia, Usa) on 09/20/2016

Yes! This is real vit. C, not the synthetic ascorbic acid or its salts! But short of eating foods rich in it how can you get really high amounts! Where can you get it?

Borax Helps to Detox Fluoride

Tue, 20 Sep 16 10:58:17 -0700
Posted by Billy (San Diego, Ca) on 09/20/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I'm a 26 year old male and I've done the borax to detox fluoride 6 times now over the last several years. I've found it improves my sleep, the vividness of my dreams and my mental clarity. I looked into getting my urine tested for F- ions (to prove if this method really does anything) but decided not to as it costs $200+

I used:

1/4 tsp 20 Mule Team Borax

1/8 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt

1 L bottle of Mountain Valley spring water (glass bottle)

*It takes effort to actually dissolve the borax all the way but this is crucial*

I drink the Liter of Borax water over the first 8 hours of the day along with plenty of other Fluoride-free liquids like spring or coconut water. Eating very clean is a good idea too. No sense adding more toxins to your stomach with the borax.

As far as side effects, I have noticed a slight flushing feeling and lightheadedness a few times. All in all, I feel that this method works. I'm alive and healthy and will continue to do this throughout my lifetime.

  Re: New Zealand Medicated Ointment

Tue, 20 Sep 16 10:56:16 -0700
Posted by Art (California ) on 09/20/2016

Sounds amazingly like our Vicks Vaporub over here!


Drug Label Information

Active ingredients Purpose
Camphor 4.7% Cough suppressant & topical analgesic
Eucalyptus oil 1.2% Cough suppressant
Menthol 2.6% Cough suppressant & topical analgesic


  Re: Salivary Gland Stones

Tue, 20 Sep 16 10:55:50 -0700
Posted by Pagan Dreams (Independence, Va) on 09/20/2016

I've had gland problems all over my body since I was a child, at 14 my left sub mandibular swelled to the size of a baseball and I was quarantined because it could have been mumps. I'm now 33 and the right side is acting up, I almost forgot how painful it was. A few years ago I had a stone in a beat duct while nursing that I had to have removed this way, I highly suggest getting sedated for this procedure, it's excruciating! I've had 3 children and it was worse than labor pain.

  Re: Scabies

Tue, 20 Sep 16 10:27:38 -0700
Posted by Bugkiller (California) on 09/19/2016

It sounds like you are being re-infested. Pay attention to who you are having physical contact with. You probably have contact with someone who is carrying mites or are going to visit some location where there is a frequent visit from someone carrying mites. You may need to isolate yourself from physical contact especially sleeping with another person in order to narrow it down.

More Traditional Remedies of New Zealand

Tue, 20 Sep 16 10:25:48 -0700
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 09/19/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Tea Tree or Manuka from New Zealand

Manuka (or Red Tea Tree) is the smaller tree/shrub/bush and Kanuka (or White Tea Tree) is the much taller, tree version. The early European adventurer and sea captain, Captain James Cook pioneered the protective measures taken to prevent Scurvy (lack of Vitamin C) on the ship "Endeavour", partly by giving his crew lemon juice etc. However, when he reached New Zealand he brewed a "tea" using "Tea" tree or Manuka leaves (hence the name). He also brewed beer with it, which was nutritious as well as making you smile.

In addition, we still have Scurvy grass near some of our beaches which he forcibly fed to his crew, which also helped them resist scurvy on long voyages. You do NOT want to get scurvy!! One French voyager was loosing one man every day when he visited New Zealand in 1769 because he did not know this medical fact! His men must have died horribly.

  Re: Help Needed for Yeast Infections and Fungal Infection

Tue, 20 Sep 16 09:32:04 -0700
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 09/20/2016

Cyn: Over time the Candida grow stronger and begin to penetrate the intestine walls, whereupon lots of bad stuff gets into the bloodstream and all over the body. First, take one spoon of Milled Flax Seeds with either Oil of Oregano or Black Seed Oil Softgels. This will help clean the colon and kill the Candida at the same time.

This should help you enough (plus the remedies you are already taking) to plan for more extensive treatment. Check out Earth Clinic's Bill's book Killing So Sweetly for a comprehensive approach to the all-to-common Candida.

Flax Seed Oil for Dry Eyes

Tue, 20 Sep 16 09:30:31 -0700
Posted by Cindy (Northern California) on 09/20/2016
5 out of 5 stars

1 capsule a day of Flax Seed Oil keeps dry eyes away for me.

New Zealand Maori Medicine

Mon, 19 Sep 16 23:03:25 -0700
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 09/19/2016
5 out of 5 stars

More than 200 plants were used medicinally by Māori. Harakeke (flax), kawakawa, rātā and koromiko had many recorded uses.

Harakeke (flax)

  • The leaf or root was pulped, heated and put on boils.
  • The hard part of the leaf was used as a splint.
  • Umbilical cords were tied with scraped flax.
  • Sore backs were heated by the fire and then strapped up with a flax belt.
  • A bad cut was sewn up with muka (flax fibre), using a sharpened stick.
  • When someone had tutu-tree poisoning, a flax gag was crammed in their mouth to stop them biting their tongue – or their throat was brushed with flax on the end of a stick to make them vomit.
  • The juice of the root was used to kill intestinal worms, and as a purgative.
  • (N.B.Tutu, and Ngaio were poisonous. Karaka berries were also poisonous but Maori cleverly perfected a laborious method of extracting the poison so that they could safely ingest them.)

Maori Traditional Medicine mentioned here:-

Rhys Jones, 'Rongoā – medicinal use of plants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 September 2016)

Full story by Rhys Jones, published 24 Sep 2007


  New Zealand Remedies - Name of Medicated Ointment

Mon, 19 Sep 16 23:01:19 -0700
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 09/19/2016

...and the secret is ...............da, da, da, dah!! Wait for it... "Rawleigh's Medicated Ointment". We could NOT imagine life without our RMO. (It surely beats GMO every time!! ). This is NOT a commercial but a requested response from our Dear Leader.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Sore Throat

Mon, 19 Sep 16 22:53:25 -0700
Posted by Shels (Martinez, Ca) on 09/19/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I had an extremely painful sore throat over the past couple days and could barely move around because it hurt so much. I tried all the regular things like throat lozenges, salt water gargles, Tylenol, chloroseptic, rest, etc., but nothing was working. I found this article and already knew the wonderful benefits of ACV, but I never knew it could work for a sore throat.

I immediately went to the kitchen for my ACV and gargled 1/4 cup ACV with 1/4 cup hot water-several mouthfuls for about 5 minutes. I then drank 2 tbsp ACV with 1 cup hot water, 1tbsp honey and some cinnamon. Yes, it tasted awful-but I felt 30% better within a few minutes and about 50% better after 30 minutes. By the end if the night I was up to about 80% and even felt good enough to play with my two young children. All I can say is that it worked for me! Next time I feel a sore throat starting to come on, I'm going to knock it out with some ACV and hopefully stop it in its tracks.

  Re: Supplements for Alcoholism

Mon, 19 Sep 16 22:52:26 -0700
Posted by Laura (South Carolina) on 09/19/2016

Try L-glutamine, vitamin c, kudzu, lobelia, amino acids. Read The Vitamin Cure for Alcoholism.

  Re: Posts Gone Missing

Mon, 19 Sep 16 22:51:07 -0700
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 09/19/2016

Hello Deirdre, Thanks for taking an interest. Nope, been there, tried that - posts disappearing faster than I can write them!! Darn, such fleeting, ephemeral musings of mine - I mourn their sad loss. You must have given them the Karate chop I think? M

EC: Michael,

Thank you for your patience and much appreciated humor.

We are pleased to tell you that our programmer has likely fixed the glitch and that your missing posts will now appear in your account as soon as you click your heels together and say Otorhinolaryngologist 3 times fast.

ORH's Muscadines

Mon, 19 Sep 16 21:03:25 -0700
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn) on 09/19/2016

HI U OLE PATOOTS DOIN,,,,,,,,,,, told you we would be behind with the farm work after spending a week on the Gulf Coast. This is a picture of one of our muscadine vines. We once had 40 vines, but now down to about 20. That is our little Rat Terrier in the picture. We got her to rid us of moles, voles, mice and squirrels. We picked 9 quarts and that will make 9 ea 1/2 gallons of juice, but today we are canning the bushel of peanuts we bought at a farm near Bainbridge, Ga. We will get about 30 qts of boiled peanuts from that bushel. We got in from the farm at noon, but it will be dark 30 before we done canning. Stuff happens.

We also have figs to dry, and pears and apples to juice. Life is hard when you pore. We would have it no other way. We work hard, but we eat healthy and well.

If you are interested in a small farm, then start early and plan well. You will eat better and be more healthy than most folks.

ATS =========ORH===================