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 Re: I Will Lose My Job if I Don't Lower My Cholesterol

Tue, 09 Feb 16 17:34:25 -0500
Posted by Green Augustine (Mold, Denbighshire) on 02/09/2016

Hello Bama,

Recently someone posted here that they'd taken Diamataceoust Earth in water every day for 60 days and it really brought their cholesterol down Big time. Also herbs like nettle and dandelion which are bitter should help as they stimulate the liver As well as Swedish Bitters which ar said to help. However, you may like to consider the experiment discussed in various books on the great ' Cholesterol Con' in which they monitored several thousand women at the university of Paris for 3-4 years. All the women were between 55-75 years old and from similar backgrounds. To their surprise they discovered that for these post menopausal women( though not necessarily older men), those with the highest cholesterol, good or bad, survived chronic heart attacks whereas those with the lowest cholesterol did not survive! When I asked the Heart consultant at my nearby hospital what she thought of the research, she said it was very good and she believed the results were valid. She still wanted me to take statins though and got mad when I said no. Researchers like Dr Uffe RAVNSKOV in his various books gives a very clear explanation of the fallacy and possible dangers behind the cholesterol/ heart disease 'connectIon'. And there are others worth reading so at least you'd have a more balanced view of the pros and cons of the various arguments. Humans have lived for 1000s of years with cholesterol coursing through their veins without any trouble and we need it for many bodily functions from hormones etc. I understand your concern about losing your job, and I'm horrified to hear its legal/ethical to put you under such pressure for surely what should be a personal decision. would they not listen to alternative arguments and scientific research not funded by one of the Big Pharmas? However if you have no alternative, and I'm sure Timh will give you some very sound advice, and you may want to research Barley grass juice powder, magnesium deficiency and under active thyroid connection to cholesterol. I wish you the very best of luck.

 Re: I Will Lose My Job if I Don't Lower My Cholesterol

Tue, 09 Feb 16 17:33:21 -0500
Posted by Mama To Many Donate
(Tennessee) on 02/09/2016

Dear Bama,

Just a couple of dietary ideas to go along with TImh's great suggestions.

Eating oatmeal often is good to lower cholesterol.

My mother-in-law kept off cholesterol medication by eating raw carrots and salsa for a snack every day.

~Mama to Many~

 Re: I Will Lose My Job if I Don't Lower My Cholesterol

Tue, 09 Feb 16 11:12:06 -0500
Posted by Timh Donate
(Ky) on 02/09/2016

Metabolism slows with aging, so do take at least a good & basic Multivitamin/Mineral Supplement. There are good and not-so-good brands. For basics, availability, and affordability I like Nature Made brand. The multi will increase the amount of energy your cells produce in response to the food you eat. Also to improve metabolism supplement Coconut Oil, Kelp or Iodine for the Thyroid. ACV is also good for metabolism.

Cholesterol synthesis is the work of the liver so at least some basic liver support is important. Artichoke Leaf is a good one for improving liver function & increasing bile (which helps fat digestion). Red Yeast Rice is a natural statin that helps lower bad cholesterol produced by the liver.

For improving cholesterol or fat metabolism Lecithin may need the help of other companion nutrients like Choline/Inositol or Methionine/B-12/Folic Acid. Any of the Niacin nutrients is standard for reducing LDL.

High fiber diet is also important as it significantly decreases the work-load of the liver on excessive fats in the diet. Speaking of fats, it is very important to increase EFA's or Omega 3 FA's by taking a Flax or Fish Oil supplement, or increasing diet of Salmon, Mackerel, and Sardines.

Hoping to hear good news from you, Bama!

  Re: The Great Ted

Tue, 09 Feb 16 10:32:47 -0500
Posted by Deirdre (Earth Clinic) on 02/09/2016

Thank you, Alisia! We have sent your lovely message to Ted's sister Nok, who I am sure will read it to him before he leaves for a new nursing in 2 days.

These beautiful messages make him cry.

  Re: Coconut Oil for Nail Fungus

Tue, 09 Feb 16 10:28:05 -0500
Posted by Judy Jones (West Virginia) on 02/08/2016

I'm questioning the coconut oil healing finger and toenail fungus? My son has nail fungus on his finger and toenails he has it really bad..How long do you think it will take the coconut oil to heal the fungus if he was to put it on his nails and take a couple tablespoons a day..I believe in oils I have been doing Essential Oils and coconut oil for about 6 months now and I also defuse the oils for different things...Love my oils and I dilute them with coconut oil.

  Re: Natural Remedies Worked for Bartholin Cyst

Tue, 09 Feb 16 10:19:32 -0500
Posted by Jp (Richmond) on 02/09/2016

What is the online e-book the author of the post about bartholin cyst is referring? She said it may help prevent them from reoccurring? Do you know what book she's talking about?

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Molluscum Contagiosum

Tue, 09 Feb 16 10:19:13 -0500
Posted by Mama To Many Donate
(Tennessee) on 02/09/2016

It is hard to say. Everyone is different. For some, apple cider vinegar is the perfect cure for MC. For others it doesn't seem as effective. It is certainly an inexpensive and safe remedy to try.

~Mama to Many~

The Great Ted

Tue, 09 Feb 16 10:19:01 -0500
Posted by Alisia (Alabama, Usa) on 02/09/2016

Hello. I am writing it send warm wishes and endless love to Ted. I have been following this site for many years, since I was in my teenage years. Ted has been invaluable in every sense. I will be doing my part in seeing him in my dreams as a health and happy man, and I will soon donate. Love you forever Ted.

Borax for Arthritis

Tue, 09 Feb 16 10:15:42 -0500
Posted by Julieh12 (Scotland ) on 02/09/2016

[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  Hello, I have been supplementing with borax for five days. I have followed Ted's guidelines on 1/8 of a teaspoon in litre of water and drink further bottled water throughout the day. I am also taking 200mg magnesium, vit b, vitd, vit c, evening primrose, and fish oil.

I have osteopenia brought on by early menopause, I'm currently post menopausal, I'm 45. I also have some arthritis in my fingers and toes. The arthritis is my main reason for supplementing as I'm a seamstress and will need to work well to my retirement. The first day I'm sure felt some relief but things seem to have slowed down. Although. Have no pain I still have bumps and stiffness.

I have also had some diarrhoea the past two days but this could be my ibs. I just wanted to ask everyone's experience with time scales and if the diarrhoea will pass. I'm still using fluoride toothpaste as non fluoride is so expensive, however I do have plenty of coconut oil and bicarb. Any advice please. Thank you.

  Re: 2nd Degree Burn Using Garlic for Tooth Abscess

Tue, 09 Feb 16 10:06:04 -0500
Posted by Mama To Many Donate
(Tennessee) on 02/09/2016

Dear Phyllis,

I am sorry about this dreadful burn! Here are some things I would try -

Internally - turmeric - 1/2 teaspoon 2-3 times a day for inflammation, pain and faster healing. Borage Oil at least 1000 twice a day to help heal more quickly.

Externally - I would not use vaseline. If you have not tried Manuka Honey, I would try it. If you can get some lanolin, it is in natural burn salves and we have found it very helpful. Manuka Honey mixed with lanolin might work well. If you could find a store with a comfrey salve in it, that would be another option.

I hope you feel better soon! Let us know.

~Mama to Many~

  Re: 2nd Degree Burn Using Garlic for Tooth Abscess

Tue, 09 Feb 16 09:52:47 -0500
Posted by Jim (Frostburg) on 02/09/2016

Phyllis, thanks for your warning.

In my own experience, one thin slice of raw garlic was enough to do the job, and how. I cringed when you wrote "several" ;-)

Apple Cider Vinegar Makes Bladder Symptoms Worse for Me

Tue, 09 Feb 16 09:49:07 -0500
Posted by Kathy (Santa Rosa, Ca) on 02/09/2016

[NAY]  I agree. This site recommends apple cider vinegar as a cure for just about everything and it gives me very painful bladder symptoms. I thought I had a bladder infection after taking it. Doctors did a full scope and tested for any sign of infection and found nothing, but I was in severe pain. Thankfully I found a product (containing D-Mannose, Uva-Ursi leaf extract, Blueberry, Cranberry, Dandelion Root, Taraxacum o cinale, Goldenrod, Goldenseal, Hydrastis canadensis, Parsley juice) which cleared it up. I didn't connect it to the ACV, though until I tried it again about a month later in warm water with honey. Bam! Pain was back again, so I made the connection. This is the first time where I have seen anyone else reacting poorly to ACV. My nerve pain is from a slip and fall in 2009 and I think I have an entrapped pudendal nerve. Can't sit very long without nerve pain. Have had nerve blocks, PT, chronic pain classes and am on Topomax and hydrocodone. Could really use some relief. I'm afraid of any surgery as any error could make it worse. Boo hoo. Everybody's got something, right? God Bless!

  Re: Boil Treatment Warnings

Tue, 09 Feb 16 09:41:03 -0500
Posted by Julie (Seattle) on 02/08/2016

Now I'm confused. I thought blackstrap molasses was good for cleaning the blood, but if MRSA is feeding off of it, I should stop, right?

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Molluscum Contagiosum

Tue, 09 Feb 16 09:38:29 -0500
Posted by Sam (Minnesota) on 02/08/2016

I recently went to the doctor because I was worried about what the bumps were all over my torso, I figured out that it is molluscum and I got them treated with liquid nitrogen gas do you think the apple vinegar would work better?

 Re: Seeking Remedies for Abdominal, Digestive Pains / Back Pain & Muscle Stiffness

Tue, 09 Feb 16 09:36:36 -0500
Posted by Jim (Frostburg) on 02/09/2016

Body pains that have no basis in physical injury can be caused by a food allergy. You may be allergic to such simple agents as wheat gluten or dairy; and yes, this allergy can just occur one day. You may very well eradicate your pain by doing away with those dietary elements for a week.

Taking 200 MG magnesium in the morning can often alleviate allergic-reactions to triggering agents;and so you might try that route first.

Your abdominal pain, in particular, may also be related to abundant gas-- bloating -- which would cause your feeling of 'tightness' and back pain. Certain bacteria can cause over-abundant bloating. The best thing I've found to right your gut is D-Limonene. Turpentine is another remedy but unlike tupentine, limonene is still considered 'food grade' and is available in a pill form. Find it on Amazon and read the reviews -- see if anything 'strikes a chord' with your own experience.

 Re: Seeking Remedies for Abdominal, Digestive Pains / Back Pain & Muscle Stiffness

Tue, 09 Feb 16 09:36:11 -0500
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 02/09/2016

Waterlilly, your answer is in your last sentence. To reduce cravings for sweets, try eating more protein.

Also, try Epsom Salts baths for getting more magnesium. Read up on magnesium for aching muscles.

  Re: Borax Bath for Yeast Infections

Tue, 09 Feb 16 09:35:33 -0500
Posted by Krista (Pdx) on 02/09/2016

[YEA]  I had the worst yeast infection, I ran out of ACV. I ran into the laundry room and I had a box of Mule Borax detergent and I put a 1/2 cup in a tub of water and soaked in the tub for 20 minutes all the itching was gone what a huge relief. I know that Ted has mentioned Borax many times for candida.

  Re: Hold the Child for Fever Cure

Tue, 09 Feb 16 09:33:44 -0500
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 02/09/2016

Bebe, how interesting! I remember lying in bed as a child, with the worst headache - I don't remember if I had fever - but my grandmother came and sat next to me with her hand on my forehead and after a while I was up and about with no headache!

  Re: Milk of Magnesia and Sodium Hypochlorite

Mon, 08 Feb 16 20:54:21 -0500
Posted by Arley (Florida) on 02/08/2016

[NAY]  Maybe YEA, seems the dose and use are paramount.

According to Wikipedia it is the sodium hypochlorite itself that has been used to treat eczema. So, one should research if you want this substance in the MOM you would use to treat eczema or body odor. It seems like you might want it. Maybe you want the CVS brand if you take it internally. I would guess that it could damage gut flora since it is commonly used as a disinfectant.

From wikipedia: Dilute bleach baths have been used for decades to treat moderate to severe eczema in humans, [12][13] but it has not been clear why they work. According to work published by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine in November 2013, a very dilute (0.005%) solution of sodium hypochlorite in water was successful in treating skin damage with an inflammatory component caused by radiation therapy, excess sun exposure or aging in laboratory mice. Mice with radiation dermatitis given daily 30-minute baths in bleach solution experienced less severe skin damage and better healing and hair regrowth than animals bathed in water. A molecule called nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-kB) is known to play a critical role in inflammation, ageing and response to radiation. The researchers found that if NF-kB activity was blocked in elderly mice by bathing them in bleach solution, the animals' skin began to look younger, going from old and fragile to thicker, with increased cell proliferation. The effect diminished after the baths were stopped, indicating that regular exposure was necessary to maintain skin thickness.[12][14]

Also noted in wikipedia:

Chlorination of drinking water can oxidize organic contaminants, producing chloroform and other trihalomethanes, which are carcinogenic, and many hundreds of possible disinfection by-products, the vast majority of which are not monitored. So I would definitely not want it in anything I consumed internally.

So although, it may be beneficial for some things in very small amounts, I.e. a .005% solution is a very small amount in a bath to treat eczema, but not great for ingesting. I am not sure of the % in the MOM solution. That information would be helpful to determine an appropriate amount in a bath to treat eczema.

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