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Ingredient in Creams/Oils/Makeup may Trigger Perioral Dermatitis

Wed, 28 Jan 15 11:19:43 -0500
Posted by Ruby (Brisbane, Australia ) on 01/28/2015

[WARNING!]  I just came across information on a medical website from recent experiments. Stop using all creams/oil/makeup. Apparently Myroxylon perieire triggers perioral dermatitis. This ingredient is not always listed, such as on the popular Lucas Pawpaw Ointment. If you have been using this, stop, and let me know if it works.

Alkalize and Heat for Neck Pain

Wed, 28 Jan 15 11:14:04 -0500
Posted by Mama to Many (Tennessee, US) on 01/28/2015

[YEA]  This morning I woke up with a miserable pain in my neck. I had gone to sleep with damp hair in a cold room. Perhaps I slept wrong. I was figuring it was going to be a day of hanging out on the couch feeling yucky.

I forced myself to fix Ted's Lime/bicarbonate alkalizing drink and a rice sock before setting up camp on the couch in front of the woodstove.

Lime drink - 1.5 cups water - 1 T. lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) This may not be Ted's exact recipe, but it is based on his recipe.

Rice sock - fill a sock 1/2 full of white or brown rice. Tie a knot in the end. Sprinkle with 1 T. water. Microwave 90 seconds or so. (I keep a microwave for this purpose! If you do not have one, you could steam the rice sock in a vegetable steaming basket on the stove until it is warm.)

I sat on the couch and drank my drink and put the rice sock on my neck. After about 45 minutes, I realized my pain was 90% better! I was not expecting that. I didn't drink the lime drink thinking it would help, I just knew it was a good thing to drink. But I think it and the rice sock both helped.

Dehydration definitely makes pain worse, so it would stand to reason that hydrating would improve pain. But I suspect that being in an acidic state would also make pain worse, which is why I am guessing the drink helped. Based on past experience, I don't think the rice sock alone would have caused such an improvement in pain. I know it helps, but I think the alkalizing was key.

The moral of the story is, "Don't underestimate the role of improving alkalinity and hydration of the body for decreasing pain."

~Mama to Many~

Oregano Oil for Arthritis

Wed, 28 Jan 15 11:08:03 -0500
Posted by Janis (Boston, Mass) on 01/28/2015

[YEA]  I believe I have the onset of arthritis in my hands, however that is not how I stumbled on to this remedy. One evening I woke up with a terrible throbbing pain in one hip. It would not stop with Ibuprophen, ACV or Tiger Balm. I've been using essential oils a lot in the past year and I also have strong faith so I said a prayer and sifted through my essential oils. I landed on oregano oil, I know it has strong medicinal value because it is a staple in thieves oil that I make. So I put 6 drops with a carrier oil (almond) and rubbed it directly into the area. Later I researched it and sure enough there were many articles on the effectiveness of oregano oil with fibromyalgia, arthritis, bursitis, joint pain. The pain went away rather quickly, 20 minutes. I put another dose before I went to bed and woke up with no pain. Funny thing the hand that I used to put on the ointment had no joint pain. The night before I had excess oil that I rubbed mostly into one hand. The other hand I did have pain in my joints. So this is definitely a keeper in my home remedy journal.

 Re: Treatments for Vaginal Atrophy

Wed, 28 Jan 15 11:06:37 -0500
Posted by Martinaa (Florida, US) on 01/28/2015

Thank you so much for your post. I too was having painful intercourse and uti's. I took your suggestion and bought some dhea at my local pharmacy as well as suppositories. The dhea came only in a 25mg so I quarter it and put it in the suppository. It has worked really well. I can really notice if I miss a few days. It's a bit of a hassle but well worth it. In europe they sell this already made up; I wish we could buy it in the US. The only thing that concerns me is the extra "filler" ingredients in the dhea; I wonder if those could be harmful.

 Apple Cider Vinegar for Food Poisoning

Wed, 28 Jan 15 11:06:14 -0500
Posted by Ms Gg (Sacramento) on 01/28/2015

[YEA]  Just wanted to share my ACV story I had a girl friend come to my house she was all bent over in tears, I told her I had something that could fix her and gave her two tsp AVC she immediately seem angry stating she never wants this stuff ever about ten min later she was just talking and smiling I ask her are you feeling better and she said omg what was that again I have to have that in my home. AVC works I am truly a believer.

 Re: Tomato Tea for Colds

Wed, 28 Jan 15 11:04:34 -0500
Posted by Armadillo17 (Chicago, Il) on 01/28/2015

[YEA]  Jean thanks so much for this tea! I waited until just before serving to add the lemon because I read somewhere that vitamin C is destroyed by cooking. It relieved my symptoms almost immediately! Fantastic!

 Re: Sushi Triggered Fibro Pain on Thigh

Wed, 28 Jan 15 11:04:15 -0500
Posted by Janis (Boston) on 01/28/2015

Oregano essential oil 6-8 drops with a carrier oil such as almond or coconut is very effective against fibromyalgia, arthritis, bursitis. Also Tarmarind juice can purge fluoride or so I've read. Cilantro will effectively purge heavy metals. The Vietnamese have been using it for years to do so. They make a soup with cilantro. There are several recipes online. It will purge, lead, aluminum, mercury from the system, through urination. There were many studies on this. After consuming this soup, the subject would urinate large amounts of metals out of their systems. Cilantro, is a staple in our home for that reason alone.

Lycopene for Endometriosis

Wed, 28 Jan 15 11:03:09 -0500
Posted by Nicole (Melbourne ) on 01/28/2015

A study shows that a nutrient called lycopene which is found in Guava, Watermelons, tomatoes, papaya, grapefruit etc, has been very helpful in helping women with endometriosis.

I don't have endometriosis or at least my doctor doesn't think I do but seeing so many women suffer with this just breaks my heart.

I heard a lot of women had success with tomatoes and watermelon, even someone on this site wrote that she found relief from watermelons.

It may take time and you may need to be patient, but I hope there is a cure out there and we can all be healthy and happy. Good luck everyone, God bless.

Garlic and Apple Cider Vinegar for a Cold

Wed, 28 Jan 15 11:00:20 -0500
Posted by Armadillo17 (Chicago, Il) on 01/28/2015

[YEA]  For me, one of the most miserable aspects of a cold is the nasal congestion that blocks the taste buds and causes endless nose-blowing. This time, I took a clove of garlic, broke it into small chunks, and put a chunk up into each nostril. Leave it there as long as you can stand it, it will probably prompt you to sneeze eventually, after a few minutes. Do this repeatedly and your congestion will be gone in a day. Also, chew a little garlic all day and keep a peeled glove in your mouth to suck on. This, plus a dose of apple cider vinegar in water 4 times a day, got rid of 90% of my cold symptoms in 24 hrs.

 Re: Staph Folliculitis ONLY on Groin Area...HELP!!

Wed, 28 Jan 15 10:59:50 -0500
Posted by Bama (Bama) on 01/28/2015

MyWay--I started black seed oil several days ago, taking 1/4 tsp at night. I have had terrible diarrhea from this. I would like your opinion-do I continue, take it differetnly, orwith food? I have ibs-d, so diarrhea is common for me. I have been taking immodium so that I can get to work. I welcome your suggestions. Thanks

 Re: Please Help With Mystery Illness

Wed, 28 Jan 15 10:59:05 -0500
Posted by Cda (Tucson, Az.) on 01/28/2015

Another poster said that the anti-fungal medication her doctor put her on, caused her hair to fall out, so I'd check the side-effect list on your medication if I were you. A lot of Folic Acid (a B vitamin) can help bring in new thick hair if one takes it for a few months, although new sprouting incoming hair should be seen within one month. Perhaps you do have an overgrowth of yeast the way you describe the sensations, maybe the medication just wasn't effective. How about a natural shampoo with Tea Tree Oil? ( And an anti-fungal diet? Or using Virgin Coconut Oil in your diet and on your scalp?) There are pharmaceuticals that can cause chronic thirst, but a marked deficiency of Potassium can also cause a thirst that cannot be satisfied.

 Re: Acid Reflux, Back Pain and Heart Palpitations

Wed, 28 Jan 15 10:58:38 -0500
Posted by Cda (Tucson, Az.) on 01/28/2015

Lisa, your mom may need to alter her diet to eat more raw vegetables or take digestive enzymes to aid her in avoiding the reflux. Perhaps she needs core-strengthening exercises to sidestep the back pain, or is the "back pain" in her kidneys? If so, the herb Red Clover can cleanse them. Palpitations of the heart point to major mineral deficiencies, particularly Potassium, which can be supplemented through capsule or diet. Molasses is rich in Calcium, Potassium and Iron, and while the heart also needs vitamin D3 ( adequate sunshine), and Magnesium, it's at least a good start in getting the Potassium one needs. For stabilizing the heart rhythms, it is often taken daily, as the heart needs its essentials daily. With Blackstrap Molasses, a teaspoon to a tablespoon, depending on weight and whether one has eaten or not, seems to be sufficient. Taking too much on empty can result in a loose stool.

Need Ideas for Treating Back Spasms

Wed, 28 Jan 15 10:19:39 -0500
Posted by Kristi Ambrose (Pennsylvania, US) on 01/28/2015

Alright, so I have been having back spasms (mainly on one side) since I woke up yesterday morning. I have a lot of work to do so this is never a good thing, especially on a busy day. I tried icy cold, I left it on for an hour and took a HOT shower. Put more icy cold on. I took some advil. Still hurts. I tried the coconut oil trick - still hurts. I tried an ice pack - still hurts. I am running out of time to do my project and I still cannot sit in the chair without grimacing in pain and having a red hot pain shoot down my thigh. I am going to try the ACV and this Traumeel I have. If that doesn't work, I am out of ideas.

 Re: Garlic for Sinus Infection

Wed, 28 Jan 15 10:18:07 -0500
Posted by Julian (Huddersfield) on 01/28/2015

Hi, put some baking soda in the mix for the nasal rinse. It stops the pain.

I take garlic pills when I feel my sinus pain. It's gone within 2 days. I take 1400mg three times a day. It also helps with general health.

 Re: Remedies Needed for Cramps

Wed, 28 Jan 15 10:14:41 -0500
Posted by Cda (Tucson, Az.) on 01/28/2015

Milena, Too much garlic one isn't accustomed to, can cause enough gas to do a convincing imitation of menstrual cramping. If it is cramping caused by hormonal imbalances, then Borage Oil ( liquid or gel caps) can be a very good answer. This is frequently used by women in menopause or peri- menopause to gain hormonal stability through the change of life.

 Re: Detoxing from Artificial Sweeteners

Wed, 28 Jan 15 10:14:01 -0500
Posted by Deb (Redwood Park, South Australia) on 01/28/2015

Hi everyone, just to let you know of my experience with aspartane.....I like a cigarette every now and again and have a fear of bad breath, so I was eating 2 boxes of eclipse mints a day for symptoms well that's epic in itself. They thought I had diabetes, virtigo, numbness of left side of my face affecting top lip, gums and teeth, under my eye, etc. etc. etc. I don't think I need to go on, but I'm not well.......HELP......I frequently go to the chiro, and have constant acupuncture; any other suggestions?

 Re: Putting Hydrogen Peroxide into a Nebulizer

Wed, 28 Jan 15 09:59:00 -0500
Posted by Mama to Many (Tennessee) on 01/28/2015

Dear Nedra,

When I use hydrogen peroxide in the nubulizer, this is what I do:

5 drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide (from the grocery store. I look for one that only has "Purified water" as the inactive ingredient.)

30 drops of distilled water

Put the above in the medicine cup of the nebulizer.

This I do a few times a day for coughing. But I would do it every couple of hours during an acute sickness. It is especially helpful if done right before bed and upon waking.

Sometimes when we do this, we don't even nebulize the whole amount. It can cause some coughing. If you find this too strong, dilute with even more distilled water. Maybe 2 drops 3% peroxide with 30 drops of water.

~Mama to Many~

 Re: Type 1 Trigeminal Neuralgia

Wed, 28 Jan 15 09:47:54 -0500
Posted by Jorgen (Thailand) on 01/28/2015

Would appreciate if you could give me the daily dosage of b13 and omega 3.
Thank you

 Re: Ted's Remedy for Scalp Infection

Wed, 28 Jan 15 09:46:13 -0500
Posted by Tommie (Long Beach, CA) on 01/28/2015

What is the Teds remedy? I have a fungal scalp infection I can't get rid of and it's making my hair fall out. I can't handle this anymore. HELP PLEASE

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