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  Re: How to Take Apple Cider Vinegar

Tue, 23 Aug 16 10:46:15 -0700
Posted by Eleny (Parkland, Wa) on 08/23/2016

You can try taking it with freshly juiced apples or organic apple juice. One way I absolutely love to drink it is like a tea. I heat up the water until it is hot, not too hot, but hot enough to drink comfortably without burning myself. Then I add 2 tbsp ACV, 1 heaping tbsp of raw honey, 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, and a half squeezed lemon. It tastes really good, at least I think so, and I really enjoy it.

  Re: Toenail Issues

Mon, 22 Aug 16 18:40:28 -0700
Posted by Doreen (Nova Scotia) on 08/22/2016

Yes, I have it on my big toe. I too think I got it from having a pedicure. I was using diluted ACV, but then read about tea tree oil, so started it about a week ago. will use it 2 x day to see if it cures it. I usually took my own tools for a pedicure, but forgot a couple of times. I used theirs, plus even if they disinfect the tools, they use the same nail polish. It would infect the polish by using the same brush from someone infected. Just thought of this a few months ago!!

Loosely Tied String for Muscle Cramps

Mon, 22 Aug 16 18:39:25 -0700
Posted by Deb Nelson (Aws) on 08/22/2016
5 out of 5 stars

For muscle cramps, I don't know why it works, my family ties 100% cotton string loosely around the ankle. We use string used to tie roasts in the meat market. Can be purchased at any kitchen store. This remedy has been used in our family for five generations or more. I keep my strings on at all times. We put them on children with growing pains, pregnant moms, and older friends.

  Re: Kidney Stones and Bipolar Disorder

Mon, 22 Aug 16 18:37:03 -0700
Posted by Ric (California) on 08/22/2016

You may have something there, Daniel. Your kidney stone issues reminded me of my ex-wife. I used to be married to someone who was bipolar: nice and charismatic one moment, unbridled with anger the next. Whenever she was pregnant, she seemed to be a much nicer person. During one of her pregnancies, she had to have her gallbladder removed because of "gallstones" and the pain they were causing on her right side. After getting divorced from her and looking to recover my own health and well-being, I started looking into natural home remedies. I began by doing gallbladder flushes and liver cleanses (with a method using Epsom salts, EV olive oil, grapefruit juice) followed in later months by a combined bowel cleanse (psyllium husk and bentonite shakes) and detox ("lemonade diet" - using lemons, maple syrup and cayenne pepper). After experiencing the health benefits of those cleanses I was left to wonder if my ex would have benefited both mentally and physically from the same. I think there is a connection between a healthy body and a healthy mind. Someone else here posted a Bipolar cure as Detox (relating to detox, deficiency's and good nutrition). I believe all of those things are beneficial and worth looking into. I will do more research on kidney stone removal methods and benefits, as I may have some - an inherited trait. Thanks.

C. Diff and Antibiotics

Mon, 22 Aug 16 18:32:40 -0700
Posted by Helpwithcdiff (Savannah Ga) on 08/22/2016

I got C Diff two months ago from my hospitalized Dad who had it several times - then I went on antibiotics for another minor, unrelated issue, which made me vulnerable to it after I had been exposed, and sure enough I got it too.

I was put on a course of Flagyl for five days; it worked but then five days later C Diff came back. Another longer, stronger course of Flagyl was prescribed; 500 mg for 10 days 2X a day; it worked but five days later C Diff it came back. I've since found that Flagyl isn't very effective in general. C Diff has become a superbug - and Flagyl has been used so much it is losing effectiveness.

The third time it came back, I was put on TAPERED or PULSED Vancomycin, which doctor said was normal protocol when Flaygl fails twice. This is not a normal ten day or even twenty day course of Vancomycin, which is better than Flagyl but not as effective as tapering or pulsing it. With Vancomycin "tapered" or "pulsed, " you take it 4X a day for ten days, then 2X a day for 7 days, then 1X a day for a week, then every other day for four weeks. Total of seven weeks. There are variations - sometimes 8 weeks, sometimes weeks of every 3 days included.

The strategy is this: C Diff has found a way of surviving, protecting itself, by planting little spores (its babies) in protective colonies covered in biofilm. The antibiotic can kill the adult C Diffs floating around freely - so you get better. But it can't penetrate and kill the biofilm colonies of babies. So when you go off the antibiotic, you're OK until the biofilm colonies break open, grow up and became adults and guess what? You get full-on C Diff again. The babies are all grown up now, and planting their own babies even.

What tapered Vancomycin does is kill off the adults - then when you slow down your dosages, and the babies start to hatch and grow - but you hit them with dose of antibiotic. So the idea is to get rid of the baby colonies this way (I assume before they plant their own babies?).

I'm only at the end of the once a day week - no diahrrea but I can feel the C Diff pains in my tummy, feel it starting to come back, before I take my morning pill. Soon I will go to every other day - a bit worried.

But the other strategy of tapered/pulsed Vanco is that you have time to replenish your gut with the good bacteria. That is ESSENTIAL - some docs don't recommend that enough. You need a two pronged approach - kill the bad, replenish the good - to really fix the imbalance in your gut allowing C Diff to flourish.

This means dosing yourself with huge amounts of probiotics. I mean a lot. I was taking some - but just a regular amount. I've realized with this tapering that to stop the tummy pains (indicating C Diff returning) I needed to take way more than was recommended, and have found certain dietary changes (through this website and other research and just my own experimenting) that help.

Probiotics - (forgive spelling) S Boolardi is most important, but also Rhamnosus, L. casei, and L. Acidilophous. I have the Jarrow brand Boolardi 5 billion, and the Flora Udo's Choice Hi Potency 8 - 43 billion. These are the refrigerated kinds you get at the health food stores. My mistake was only taking it once or twice a day. NO. You have to super dose it. I am now taking two tablets of the Jarrow Boolardi and two of the Flora Udo's three to four times a day. That's huge but I am trying to replenish my good bacteria.

Kefir - I take Lifeway shots with 20 billion probiotics. Also have the big bottles with 12 billion.

Yogurt - the kind that has probiotics in it. Organic is good. When C Diff is full-on, Kefir and yogurt are the only thing I can drink.

Kumbacha Gingerade - another drink you can get at the health food store - it's great!

Barley water - never heard of that before I read this website. It works. Recipe I found was 1 cup barley (groats or pearled barley) to 6 cups water. Bring to boil, then let simmer for half hour or so. Drain the water off.

Activated Charcoal capsules - also highly recommended here at this website.

Tumeric and Ginger Root capsules - I was putting tumeric in tea but not enough.

Slippery Elm - someone recommended this and I am trying it.

Saurkraut, Kimchi, Miso - these are fermented foods with probiotics. I got these but haven't been very diligent about eating them. Honestly I think the above protocol is sufficient.

Beer - I'm a drinker and like my wine. Before I knew I had C Diff, I noticed that I was way worse after having some wine. C Diff loves sugar, and wine has lots of sugars. But beer is fermented (and if you make it yourself, it probably has probiotics in it) and what does it have in it? Barley! Barley has Chitin in it which breaks open the biofilm colonies. So don't have a wheat beer or rice beer (some of the cheaper beers are made from other grains). Make sure you have a beer made from barley. Malted beers are barley. Craft beers tend to have more barley in them. Check it out.

Avoid sugar, meat (has C Diff - I can eat seafood and sometimes chicken but that's it), raw veggies, nuts, wine, liquor.

But what few people are mentioning on this thread is DIFICID. I am surprised that more doctors aren't aware of or prescribing this. That is supposed to be the next step after failed Flagyl and failed Vanco. Dificid is almost always effective and stops C Diff for good. It is the only thing that cured my dad's C Diff. (He also had Flagyl (failed) and regular (not tapered) Vancomycin.) If, for me, the tapered Vancomycin and diet above does not work, I will go on Dificid. However it's expensive - $4000 for ten day course of it. I don't have insurance but plan on getting some soon. Even with RX coupons, it's still around $3500. But there's a manufacturer's coupon if you have insurance (not Medicare) that will make it affordable. Besides, with C Diff - as we all know - it's worth it. Anything is worth it to recover.

The final almost always effective treatment, besides Dificid, is a fecal matter transplant. This has 93-97% effectiveness rate.

So if you've not gotten rid of your C Diff on Flagyl or Vanco, try tapered Vano with the diet above, and the Dificid, and finally, a fecal matter transplant. The FMT is kinda gross, but again, worth it if you get rid of C Diff.

Good luck my friends!

  Re: Bill's Candida Diet Protocol

Mon, 22 Aug 16 18:05:55 -0700
Posted by Wendy (Tx) on 08/22/2016

I also have the same question about the companion supplements. I am taking the lugol's with sodium bicarbonate, vitamin C powder and lemon or lime. I take the companion supplements with my meals. Is this the way you meant it to be done, Bill?

Thank you, Wendy

  Re: Manuka Honey - Beware Buyers, It May Be Plain Ole Honey!

Mon, 22 Aug 16 13:54:23 -0700
Posted by Mrs A (London Uk) on 08/22/2016

About manuka honey - apparently more so-called manuka honey is sold in the UK each year than is produced annually in the whole of New Zealand. I can't now find the reference, but I also read that you can tell the real thing by a little label on the jar saying UMF - i.e. Unique Manuka Factor.

  Re: Borax Treatment - Question for Art

Mon, 22 Aug 16 13:49:29 -0700
Posted by Art (California ) on 08/22/2016

Patricia (Downsville),

I am following Ted's recommendation for men of a 1/4 teaspoon Borax in a liter of water each day for five days of the week and weekends off. Ted recommended 1/8th teaspoon/day for women and smaller people. I have taken the 1/4 teaspoon in a half liter of water, but then you can taste the Borax. Not an obnoxious taste, but not one that I would look forward to. Sometimes I will add a little Gatorade or Powerade to give it a little flavor since I'm not a big fan of water.

My experience is that Ted was right, as I tried the 1/8th teaspoon per day and it was less effective than the 1/4 teaspoon per day.

Borax clears fairly rapidly from the body and I think that the weekend off is to help prevent any excessive Borax buildup and it is easy to remember when not to drink it that way.

That Ted is a smart cookie!


  Re: It's Ted's Birthday!

Mon, 22 Aug 16 13:48:33 -0700
Posted by Art (California ) on 08/22/2016

Wow, Ted is looking really great! Very good to see, especially for someone who has done so much good for the world!!!


 Re: Do ACV Tablets Cause Upset Stomach?

Mon, 22 Aug 16 13:47:20 -0700
Posted by Mama To Many Donate
(Tennessee) on 08/22/2016

Dear Yankee52,

Apple cider vinegar tablets would be likely to give me indigestion, too. They are VERY concentrated. My husband has taken them but I have not.

If you haven't tried taking them with plenty of water or with food, you might try that as I think it would be less irritating to the stomach.

~Mama to Many~

  Re: Scabies

Mon, 22 Aug 16 11:23:05 -0700
Posted by Michael (Austin) on 08/22/2016

Scabies can only live 72 hours without a host. So long weekend away from house and come back they will be dead.

Garlic Helping Tooth Abscess

Mon, 22 Aug 16 11:22:32 -0700
Posted by Sheena (Duluth, Mn) on 08/22/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I am going through an abscess on my upper right tooth now and I have been dizzy, off balance, had pressure in my ears, headache, and even tightness in my neck by my glands and mind you, my upper lip, under one side of my nose, cheek up to my eye is swelling. I've been on antibiotics for almost 24 hrs. But since this morning, I've been eating raw garlic and holding crushed or sliced pieces on my gums and tooth, the ear pressure went away, tightness in my neck went away too. Still a little dizzy. I definitely think it's related to the abscess.

  Re: Seeing Help for Mystery Diagnosis

Mon, 22 Aug 16 10:45:26 -0700
Posted by Suzy (Usa) on 08/22/2016

Berta, I think you are right on with suspecting IC. I had no idea what was going on with me but I was miserable. Pressure, pain and peering all the time. I read all I could and tried everything. It wasn't until I started taking Grapefruit Seed Extract orally that I got relief. I won't say cured because I have never stopped the GSE, I'm afraid to. But the pain, smell and constant need to urinate is gone. I stated with ten drops in some water three times a day. Relief came quick and the strong odor cleared in a couple days. I now take ten drops one or twice every day. The GSE is not expensive and you take such a small amount it lasts a long time. I thank God for this as I was miserable. Miserable. Now I feel human again. I hope this helps you and you find a cure.

 Re: Severe Anemia

Mon, 22 Aug 16 10:12:57 -0700
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 08/22/2016

Stephanie, I have no idea how to help you, but I can tell you that whatever I need to take, especially Lugol's and even ACV, I try transdermal, meaning: painting on the skin and letting it absorb there.

  Re: DMSO

Mon, 22 Aug 16 09:59:57 -0700
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn) on 08/21/2016

HI U GRI,,,,,,,,,,, it is a fact that your breath will smell like garlic when you do DMSO. That is the reason they never did a double blind test on DMSO. That is an excuse not to give the compound credibility. Too cheap and too effective. Just like Cannabis oil.

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

Good Results Using Diatomaceous Earth

Mon, 22 Aug 16 09:57:11 -0700
Posted by Rodezmo (Westminster, Co) on 08/22/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I have been doing Diatomaceous Earth (DE) since May 14 2016. I have been doing Chlorella and Spirulina for years along with unrefined sea salt for a plethora of minerals and Vitamin C, Iodine, Vitamin D3, CoQ10, Resveratrol from Muscadine grapes, and Bromelain. I also take a strong Probiotic. I eat organically and Non-GMO primarily.

I was able to increase DE from 1 tsp to 1 TBS the 1st week and went to 2 TBS the second week. Because of my previous health regimen before starting DE I only experienced a slight headache near the end of the day for around 3 days and that quickly subsided.

I am experiencing dark hair growth in my beard and the hair on my head. Back pain is gone and nails are shiny with the North to South ridges dissipating. My skin has always shined from the previous regimen and there has been no change in that, which is great.

I sleep straight through now from DE and have experienced a bit more energy. Bowels will be a bit constipated if I fail on water consumption so I keep the hydration up and water is better than juices for that.

Initially I would wake up with a stiff neck because I would sleep so soundly that I would not move at night. That has passed.

I swear by DE. I am 66 years old and people say I pass for late 40s. I stay away from Doctors religiously. I would go for a broken bone or if I need a tooth pulled. They are good at killing you. I once worked at a Hospital in Dallas and would see several people going out the back each day in body bags. They never go out the front as it is bad for business. All those people I am sure had been treated by a doctor probably for years. The Hippocratic Oath, which they claim, to follow is nominally only with them. Hippocrates said, " Let your medicine be your food and your food be your medicine."

  Re: Locating ACV in the USA

Mon, 22 Aug 16 09:55:06 -0700
Posted by Lynne (Antioch, Ca) on 08/21/2016

Amazon has the good stuff if you're an online shopper like me. My daughter found ours at Winco.

EC: Things have changed! Since that post in 2007, almost all US grocery stores now carry organic apple cider vinegar.

  Re: Advice for Hair Care

Mon, 22 Aug 16 09:48:46 -0700
Posted by Suzy (Usa) on 08/22/2016

Francisca, when I had a hysterectomy my hair changed right away, within days it was dry especially on the ends, they were literally like straw. (Had I known what I know now I would never have had the operation but that was many years ago.) I tried every product from the salon to the Dollar Store, nothing worked and baking soda made it worse. I was hesitant to make my own shampoo because I didn't want to wait it out, greasy, stringy hair, as everything I read said it took awhile for your scalp to stop / start producing the oil needed. Vanity I'm sure, but fear kicked in and I went a week without shampooing. Then I did this again and again, just pulled my hair back in a knot. My scalp started to produce the needed oil and my hair is beautiful! I now use natural products from the salon though I know there are recipes for good homemade shampoos and conditioners. They are all gentle and clean. I was over shampooing and stripping the oils from my scalp. Nothing worked better than backing off and letting Mother Nature take over. I wish you the best and do hope this helps.

  Re: Colloidal Silver for Pink Eye

Mon, 22 Aug 16 09:48:11 -0700
Posted by Dave Donate
(Fountain Inn, Sc) on 08/22/2016


I use colloidal silver at about the 50 ppm level. I use twice daily for pink eye and administer three drops or so in both eyes and repeat the next day....two days. If a bad case, I might go to 3 times a day for two days. I do not administer cs in eyes for more than two days at a time. CS can take off some of the cells so I must be very cautious with eyes.

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