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 Re: Blocked Nasal Passages

Fri, 12 Sep 14 17:36:42 -0500

Posted by Trudy (British Columbia) on 09/12/2014

I suffered from severe nasal blockage for over five years now. I could not breathe through my left nostril and very little oxygen could pass through my right nostril. I have not eaten gluten or dairy for two years now and although my fatigue and bloating disappeared, my nasal problems did not.

I had a cat scan and MRI which revealed I had so much mucous and thickened skin in my sinuses that there was no room for any air. The ENT informed me that I should have sinus surgery but I put it off for another year while I tried alternate solutions.

Two days ago, I had surgery and it was a good thing I did. My septum was deviated in two places blocking both my upper and lower sinuses. I also had polyps and extra flaps of skin hanging down and blocking airways.

I desperately tried to avoid surgery thinking natural remedies were best, but unfortunately there are some problems only surgery can fix. The MRI and ct scan did not detect the deviated septum. So without this surgery, I would have continued to use essential oils, diet and nutrition without getting the full benefits. I am so looking forward to getting the stitches, packing and splints out and see what it is like to breathe comletely unobstructed again.

My recommendation for some of you would be: don't be as stubborn as I was, do your research, practice healthy sinus therapies but don't dismiss surgery. God gave us herbs, foods and other natural healing remedies but he also gave us medical wisdom to be able to fix things that couldn't be fixed without surgery.

 Re: Interstitial Cystitis

Fri, 12 Sep 14 17:36:03 -0500

Posted by Gene (New York) on 09/12/2014

To Nancy: You might want to look into Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. Read an article in Prevention Mag. called Why I Hurt Down There.

Questions About Turpentine for Candida

Fri, 12 Sep 14 17:34:47 -0500

Posted by Conner (United Kingdom) on 09/12/2014

Hi, recently, well today, I've came across Turpentine for Candida. Would this be safe for an 18 year old to consume and if so how much should I take? Here is what I have, which may or may not help:

  • white tongue
  • psoriasis on scalp/forehead
  • brain fog
  • strained eyes / losing vision!
  • on my left leg, by the shin, I get muscle spasms
  • irregular BM
  • very tired

Thank you so much.

Olive Oil and Lemon Juice Works for Kidney Stones!

Fri, 12 Sep 14 14:45:12 -0500

Posted by Fruitloops (Phoenix, AZ) on 09/12/2014

[YEA]  I had pain for months, thought it was uti, finally had a CT in ER two months ago that showed a 5 mm stone in my right ureter a couple of inches from my bladder. Scheduled a follow up with urologist but had to cancel as I have a child that is 2 and needs medical care. The pain would come and go. My frequency and urgency to urinate was the most bothersome. I finally realized I should try and pass this stone to avoid more appointments and surgery. Last night around 10 pm I mixed 2 oz extra virgin olive oil with 2 oz lemon juice. (the liquid squeeze kind, not fresh squeezed) I drank maybe ten to twelve teaspoons of the mixture and really didn't like the oil taste but it was tolerable. I was afraid of getting nauseous as I'm very prone to nausea and figured I would drink more in the morning. I passed my 5 mm stone at 9 am this morning! I must add that I was also using a vibrating back massager on my abdomen and back as I had also read that helps pass stones. I really feel like the lemon juice/olive oil was what caused the stone to pass. It had been in the same place for a long time and today it's out!! I'm so relieved!

 Re: How Can Drinking Distilled Water Deplete Minerals?

Fri, 12 Sep 14 14:43:56 -0500

Posted by Mama to Many (Tennessee) on 09/12/2014

Dear Robert Henry,

Thank you for explaining this. I have heard that one should not drink distilled water and now I understand why.

I was so happy to read your post yesterday about your vacation and resting etc. I am glad you are doing well.

~Mama to Many~

 Remedies Needed for Rough, Rigid Skin

Fri, 12 Sep 14 14:42:06 -0500

Posted by Mama to Many (Tennessee) on 09/12/2014

Dear No Prescription Drugs for Me,

I have used Peppermint Essential oil straight on the skin very often over the years and it has never cause this problem for me. I don't have a lot of experience with DMSO.

What % DMSO are you using? I think you are not supposed to use more than 70% on the skin.

You could try Castor Oil with the DMSO. It is wonderful for the skin and is also good for pain.

You would think a home made detergent would be better on the skin, but you are wise to eliminate it to see if that is the problem.

Hope that you resolve this soon.

~Mama to Many~

 Remedies Needed for Ovarian Cysts

Fri, 12 Sep 14 14:38:01 -0500

Posted by Mama to Many (Tennessee) on 09/12/2014

Dear Bluesky777,

I agree that the Blackstrap and Vinegar are good ideas...and less sugar and more fruits and veggies.

Castor Oil is good for this type of thing. She could try castor oil packs over the area 4 times a week, except during her period.

Also, Frankincense Essential Oil is good for cysts. A few drops rubbed over the area twice a day. This can be done all month long and is even good for cramps.

Let us know how it goes for her!

~Mama to Many~

 Is There a Natural Alternative for Advair 500/50 Diskus?

Fri, 12 Sep 14 14:33:10 -0500

Posted by Mama to Many (Tennessee) on 09/12/2014

Dear Terri,

It sounds like you are making good progress with your health!

You might want to add turmeric to what you are doing. The advair contains a steroid to prevent inflammation. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory herb. You can take a teaspoon twice a day with a little black pepper to make it work better. Some take it in capsules. Some take it in milk.

We have had success with using hydrogen peroxide in a nebulizer and I believe I have read about people with COPD doing this. We use 5 drops of hydrogen peroxide and 35 drops of distilled water in the medicine cup. Of course, then you will be back to using the nebulizer daily again. (I would do this at least twice a day.)

Also, a friend of a friend was diagnosed with COPD twelve years ago. She started taking "Clear Lungs" and has not had any trouble since. Unfortunately, it is not cheap and she still takes it. But she is doing very well.

I hope you will find some solutions that will work well for you!

~Mama to Many~

Questions About Milk of Magnesia for MRSA Treatment

Fri, 12 Sep 14 11:24:57 -0500

Posted by Wanda (Rincon, Ga) on 09/12/2014

What would help with MRSA of the trachea and lungs? Also, what about the side effects of the aluminum in the milk of magnesia? Can one use another type such as magnesium? Got MRSA after a lanced boil.

Thanks, wanda

Digestive Enzymes and Sauerkraut for Heartburn

Fri, 12 Sep 14 11:21:45 -0500

Posted by Marlene (Bc, Canada) on 09/12/2014

[YEA]  My husband and I take Digestive Enzymes as they help replenish our depleting stomach enzymes. Taken before or with meals 2/3 capsules. Enzymes break down food in the stomach and eliminates digestive issues and pass waste more easily and quickly. You can get plant based enzymes and enzymes for meat eaters. This makes all the difference in the world. My husband had heartburn for many many years...Now a thing of the past.

Also eating fermented foods such as sauerkraut is hugely beneficial.

 Re: Robert Henry's Update

Fri, 12 Sep 14 11:19:32 -0500

Posted by Joy (Thailand) on 09/12/2014

Hi RH, I'm happy you are having a nice time with your family, always enjoy reading your posts and I think you have a wealth of lifetime experieces to share with us all, please keep on with your posts. Good luck to you!!

 Re: How Can Drinking Distilled Water Deplete Minerals?

Fri, 12 Sep 14 11:18:37 -0500

Posted by Robert Henry (St George Isl., Fl.) on 09/12/2014

HI U NO DRUGS, , , , , , , , , , , , because you don't understand, does not mean it is not so. Pure water is a very strong solvent and because of what is known as hydrogen bonding it has an affinity for minerals to satisfy this ionic charge.

Like in paper mills, most industry uses steam in the process. A small amount of steam condenses in these pipelines and the water is called condensate and it is pure or distilled water. To remove, the steam line will have a line going down to a trap which removes this hot distilled water which then falls on concrete. After awhile, this distilled water will absorb the calcium ( or mineral) and a hole in the concrete will occur.

This phenomena also takes place in your body when you drink distilled water. Folks also don't appreciate that a double osmosis filter in your home will do the same thing.

Back in the ridges of Tennessee we use an alkaline water ionizer which doubles the amount of minerals that are normally in the water. We want the added minerals and the ionized structured water.

I hope this has shed some light as to why distilled water removes minerals from your body.

=====OLE ROBERT HENRY=======

Remedies Needed for Rough, Rigid Skin

Fri, 12 Sep 14 11:14:17 -0500

Posted by No Perscriptions Drugs For Me (US) on 09/12/2014

I have been battling back pain and have great success with DMSO and peppermint and various other things (see other posts) But this time I have developed a scaley skin problem on the lower back and the skin is painfully dry and brittle.

And this is the first time I have had this and I don't know it is a reaction to DMSO or to Peppermint or even to a home made detergent I have been using.

I am going to quit the detergent because that is the new thing I have started using.

The Peppermint is new to me too, but I am not having the scaley skin anywhere else except my back.

If anyone has any ideas on this issue I would like to hear them.

Remedies Needed for Large Fibroid

Fri, 12 Sep 14 11:10:20 -0500

Posted by Harsha (South Africa) on 09/12/2014

Hi, I have a large fibroid of 10x12x13 cm diagnosed in Feb this year.

I do not want surgery, but it is slightly pressing against my right kidney, and dr has suggested a stent to remove excess urine.

Please suggest.


Best Treatment for Hepatitis B?

Fri, 12 Sep 14 11:07:26 -0500

Posted by Bluessky777 (New York, NY) on 09/12/2014

Hi, two of my friend's brothers have Hepatitis B, can you recommend anything in particular to help? I saw that someone mentioned Chanca Piedra, coconut oil as well.


Remedies Needed for Ovarian Cysts

Fri, 12 Sep 14 11:05:35 -0500

Posted by Bluessky777 (New York, US) on 09/12/2014


I have a GF with a 9 CM Ovarian cyst. One doctor recommended surgery, another said she could try Super Lutein and Izumio - which are expensive (about $170 each, possibly a little cheaper for the Super Lutein). Apparently, someone she knows tried these two things and their cyst disappeared.

I mentioned for her to try Apple Cider Vinegar and Blackstrap Molasses. Is there anything else you would recommend that she try? Beets or Aloe Vera, Lemon Juice? Would anything such as food grade Peroxide properly diluted in water help? She is trying to eat more vegetables and fruits. She has stopped drinking coffee and has stopped eating bread (she consumed these two regularly). Would it also be best to reduce something such as white rice? I was thinking it would be best to reduce or totally eliminate white sugar, and using Stevia, or a moderate amount of Raw Honey. Thanks

Is There a Natural Alternative for Advair 500/50 Diskus?

Fri, 12 Sep 14 10:57:51 -0500

Posted by Terri (Kailua, Hawaii) on 09/12/2014

I have severe copd and I quit smoking 14 months ago. I take advair 500/50 diskus and I take Ipratropium Bromide o.5mg and Albuterol Sulfate 3 mg for my nebulizer. I can actually go days without using the nebulizer but I can't seem to go without the advair. I don't want to rely on drugs, I would much rather do natural remedies. However, I have tried quite a few and nothing seems to help and I end up having to go back on my advair. I tried that enzyme Serrapeptese but that made me worse. I do get lots of sunshine and I take vitamin a along with ginger and magnesium. Any suggestions on a natural alternative for the advair? I'll take any suggestions you have. Thanks--Terri V.

Remedies Needed for Adrenal Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

Fri, 12 Sep 14 10:54:51 -0500

Posted by Leigh (Dubai, UAE) on 09/12/2014


Could someone please give me advice. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 6 years ago. I have been through hell with the pain and depression. Recently a doctor in Dubai told me that I might have adrenal fatigue. I am extremely tired during the day but I cannot sleep at night. I am in agony in the mornings and cannot shake off the pain. I have been on codeine for the last 6 years and I really want to stop. When I bend over I am dizzy, when I straighten and I have to adjust my eyes to the sun light as it bothers. I am experiencing irregular periods and my gynea doc said that my ovaries were slightly disrupted. I have recently developed a numbness in my hands at night, don't know if this is linked. Would love to take a supplement and get off all this medication to see if it makes a difference. Appreciate if you could help me.

thanks, leigh age 41

 Re: Turmeric and Dmso for Achilles Tendonitis

Fri, 12 Sep 14 09:28:46 -0500

Posted by Mahinder (Malaysia) on 09/12/2014

Hi David,

I ruptured my achilles tendon while playing football. It's been 6 weeks now. I am using a splint which should be coming off next week.

I have read about DMSO and it seems to work. Could you share with me the bottle/brand of DMSO you used? Did you have any rashes on your skin while applying it?



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