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  Re: Distressing Update Regarding Ted

Sat, 22 Aug 15 17:42:20 -0500
Posted by Earthling (Usa) on 08/22/2015

It disturbed me to read that the requests for more sedatives came from Ted's wife. Disturbing, because she probably has more power than anyone in the family in advocating his course of care.

The doctors will take her orders over that of other family members and that's troubling, since he made it very clear that he did NOT want such measures used, and she's not respecting his wishes.

Ted will remain in my prayers.

Silver Sol, Coconut Oil, Diatomaceous Earth for Psoriasis

Sat, 22 Aug 15 17:20:56 -0500
Posted by Mama's Mud (Usa ) on 08/22/2015

[YEA]  Suffering from psoriasis for 16 years I have tried everything imaginable. The one thing that works for me is a lotion that my mother-in-law made for me. As I'm not big on taking prescription meds, I was eager to try her ideas as I had ran out.

About 6 years ago she made me a concoction I call mama's mud. It contains coconut oil, silver sol 32 ppm (not to be confused with colloidal silver), Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (i call it food grade dirt, hence the name mama's mud)

We have never really measured the ingredients just went my consistancy mainly. You will want to melt the coconut oil before mixing with the dirt, then add the silver last. After all is mixed and smooth put in air tight jar or container in fridge to thicken like lotion.

Consistency will never be really smooth as the main ingredient is dirt but it will rub on like lotion. May dry to a white film and leave marks on clothing and furniture but does not stain.

***I also do what some Drs would tell you not to do. I scrub my psoriasis with a shower puff. At the end of my shower when everything is softened up, I take a clean shower puff and I sluff off all the dead skin (I scrub even if it hurts a little) till the area feels smooth. I also shave my legs like normal, right over the psoriasis, taking any dead skin off.

I had tremendous success with this concoction. I had psoriasis on my legs from my ankle to the top of my knees. I hadn't wore shorts or a skirt since I was 18 till I was about 30. And still to my amazement there is no scarring on my legs. It was like brand new skin. My elbows use to hurt all time, and I couldn't bend them or straighten them completely. Afraid that they would crack and bleed. I would have miscellaneous spots all over my body, looking like a lepar, feeling ashamed at what my husband had to look at most of the time. There were days I would cry after getting out of the shower trying to cover myself in the new remedy I was trying at that time. Things were hard some days. Then I tried something different. And it worked.

Now a days I get the little spots that show up and treat them accordingly and they go away. Nothing has gotten out of hand in the last 6 years. Ive been able to wear the clothes that I want (with the exception of the occasional "I feel fat day" lol). All in all I'm pretty happy to be able to share this info.

  Re: Vitamin K Deficiency and Fibroids

Sat, 22 Aug 15 17:16:50 -0500
Posted by Yvette (Delaware) on 08/22/2015

I hope the vitamin K deficiency is not the issue because I'm on Coumadin which means that I have to limit or eliminate vitamin K from my diet because it interferes with the PTI in our results.

  Re: Ichthammol for Staph/ Boils

Sat, 22 Aug 15 17:15:32 -0500
Posted by Susan (Ct, Usa) on 08/22/2015

Dear Marie,

I am so sorry you are going through this. If I were you, I would immediately begin taking a teaspoon of turmeric powder in water twice a day. Boils in the groin area and armpits are usually called hidradenitis suppurativa, so please look up that condition for more tips. Certain foods can trigger HS boils. Hope this helps! Let us know how you are doing.

  Re: Ichthammol for Staph/ Boils

Sat, 22 Aug 15 17:03:18 -0500
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile , Tn) on 08/22/2015

HI U MARIE, , , , , , , , , Lordy you must be as old as me to know about Ichthmmol. These young whipper snappers have no clue what this ointment can do.

In my day every household had a tube because as you say, boils were common, as were splinters. A few years ago a grandson got a splinter under his toe nail from our lake dock. He's a crybaby and was going nuts. We took him to a doctor which charged us $400 to remove it. Are you sheeting me?

Anyways, you probably know that in addition this ointment brings boils to a head, this ointment will form a pus pocket around a splinter and within a few days it almost comes out on it's own.

A few years ago our 40 year old tube played out and I went to Walmart to buy another tube. They had no clue and had to look it up and make a special order. Yep, Big Pharma and the medical folks had rather you spend $400 than a few bucks for a tube of Ichthammol.

Last Wed. I had a heart spell. It felt like someone had put a sack of concrete on my chest. I moved from my easy chair to the couch. No help and I was getting nervous. Took my blood pressure and it was good , the problem was that my pulse rate was at 170. My heart was in Fibrillation, I went to the internet to Mayo, etc and their advice was to call 911 and go to the emergency room. I then went to EC and read what others had done in this situation. Here's what I did:

Drank a glass of Power Ade

Drank 2 Tbsp of ACV

Drank water containing 5 drops of Iodine

Took 3 capsules of Magnesium

Sprayed my body down with MgCl

Soon my pulse rate went back to normal.

What I have learned is that if you in deep sheet then go to EC instead of Mayo's. That statement should get EC in trouble for certain. I have been to Mayo's twice for my company's physical and I was not impressed. They talk the walk.

To cut to the chase, listen to what Marie has told you because, undoubtably, she has been down a lot of dusty trails.

YO BUDDY ========ORH===========

  Re: How Should Coconut Oil be Used to Treat Cellulitis?

Sat, 22 Aug 15 17:01:57 -0500
Posted by Mama To Many Donate
(Tennessee) on 08/22/2015

Dear Agnes,

You are very encouraging and kind. I am really blessed with great kids and also lots of natural health resources, especially Earth Clinic! :)

When I was a girl, I used to hang out in the kitchen and watch my mother cook. She would let me stir or get out ingredients, etc. I remember marveling that she never needed recipes and yet she was such a great cook! When I first got married I had to use a recipe for everything. Now, 25 plus years later, I do a ton of cooking without recipes. Because you really do get a "feel" for things.

It didn't occur to me that herbs would be the same way. I remember buying some herbs in bulk because I wanted to try them out. It was so dreadfully intimidating and I had no idea what to use for what or how much or how often.....

But it ended up working out a lot like cooking. I got more and more comfortable with different herbs. Just like I now know that I want to include basil when I make Italian food, I know know that I want to include turmeric when I am dealing with inflammation.

I do have a number of books I consult for dosing information. Practical Herbalism is a favorite of mine for that. And I do seek the "wisdom that is from above." (Js 3:17) Because natural medicine is so fascinating to me I have read and read and read, too.  For me, reading about how a natural remedy helped relieve someone's suffering is like hearing a bedtime story with a happy ending!

I have learned so many things reading posts on Earth Clinic. It is a fascinating collection of information from lay people. It is neat to see people post questions and over time they end up posting answers to other peoples' questions based on what they have learned. It is empowering to be able to take responsibility for your health, even if in small ways at first.

Have a super day!

~Mama to Many~

  Re: Msm and Dmso

Sat, 22 Aug 15 17:01:20 -0500
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn) on 08/22/2015

HI U ELIZABETH, , , , , , , , , , , , , , yep, we buy our MSM from the farmer's Co-op. It works for us, but you go with your vibes. I think folks that have a million dollar horse are going to do the best for the horse. They buy from the Co OP. Does that not sound logical?


 Re: Questions About Charcoal Poultice and Salve

Sat, 22 Aug 15 17:00:57 -0500
Posted by Mama To Many Donate
(Tennessee) on 08/22/2015

Dear Julia,

Here is:

How to Make a Charcoal Poultice

The charcoal poultice is a similar idea to the black drawing salve. (Although there are two types of "black salve." One has bloodroot in it, for cancer, the other has charcoal in it, to use for "drawing.")

If you look up "charcoal salve" online, you will find recipes. I have been working on one myself and trying it out, but haven't perfected at all my recipe, otherwise I would share it. But you could mix some charcoal powder with some coconut oil as a makeshift salve. It is just so messy! If you find a good way to make it, please do pass along the recipe!

~Mama to Many~

 Re: Infected with Bacteria Causing Cellulitis At Hospital

Sat, 22 Aug 15 17:00:17 -0500
Posted by Mama To Many Donate
(Tennessee) on 08/22/2015

Dear Agnes,

Well, that is stressful (and frustrating) to be dealing with an infection contracted from a blood draw!

I think what you are doing sounds excellent and would continue. Garlic and Turmeric are great anti-biotics (I really don't know any thing about bee propolis, but when I hear of someone using it, it always sounds positive.) I have seen internal use of these things help skin issues and inflammation. You are concerned about MRSA and turmeric is something that has been used to cure it. Turmeric is also a blood purifier.

You might add some cayenne to what you are doing if you are concerned about blood clots. Either add sprinkle some on food or put a bit in some juice or water when you take your garlic and turmeric. (Perhaps 1/8th teaspoon?)

Topically, you could try charcoal poultices, or DMSO and Colloidal Silver as I believe Dave has recommended in the past.

Vitamin C is also great to take to help your immune system fight infection. One of the alkalizing formulas would also help your body be in the best state for dealing with infection.

Please keep us posted on your progress.

~Mama to Many~

  Re: Ted

Sat, 22 Aug 15 15:14:11 -0500
Posted by Earth Clinic on 08/22/2015

We learned today that Ted has been put back on a feeding tube, strapped to a bed 24/7, and is being given powerful sedatives through his feeding tube. The docs had put him on sedatives since his surgery, but even though he told his family and friends to stop the drugs, the new care facility that Ted was moved to last week has increased the amount of sedatives. Ted is coherent for only 2 minutes at a time because of these drugs.

Please, if there is anyone who knows about sedatives and patients recovering from a stroke, can you please write in with information about how this may be harming Ted's chances of recovery? Unfortunately, we don't know the name of the drug being given to Ted.

Additionally, if one of your relatives has ever had a stroke, can you please tell us what was done during the first few months of their recovery? How many hours a day of P/T, what medications, supplements, stem cell therapy, etc. The more details you can provide, the better!

We will try to send the information to Ted's wife (whom he married only in February) to see if we can help this sad situation improve.

Thank you so much.

  Re: Chanca Piedra for Hepatitis B

Sat, 22 Aug 15 14:32:20 -0500
Posted by Hussein (Nairobi, Kenya) on 08/22/2015

Hi Muhamed. Am also having that hepatitis b. What is that plant?? How useful is it? Can it be found in Nairobi and Mombasa? Tell me of other herbs. Any of the members can send me email.

Lime for Body Odor

Sat, 22 Aug 15 14:28:25 -0500
Posted by Charles (Ghana) on 08/22/2015

[WORKED TEMPORARILY]  It's there any maximum duration for the use of lime in curing under arm odor? I've been using lime for the past one month now but whenever I don't apply deodorant after bathing I get some slight smell under my arm, am getting confused now whether to continue using the lime or quit and continue with the deodorant. Kindly advice.

Seeking Natural Remedies for Polyhydramnios (Excess of Amniotic Fluid)

Sat, 22 Aug 15 14:26:08 -0500
Posted by Deb (Boone, Nc) on 08/22/2015

Do anyone know of any natural treatments for Polyhydramnios?

Infected with Bacteria Causing Cellulitis At Hospital

Sat, 22 Aug 15 14:18:21 -0500
Posted by Agnes (Warsaw) on 08/22/2015

hello, during blood test on August 15 th 2015 in a hospital I was infected with some bacteria which caused cellulitis. A doctor prescribed me cipropol. I'm taking it four and a half days now. Colour of my arm turned slightly brownish, I don't like this hue cause it doesn't seem healthy, I've got impression that some blood clots are forming now and that's why it has such a colour. I'm wondering what I can do now to speed the process of healing.

I'm taking propolis, turmeric and garlic but I think that something topical would be more advisable. I was thinking about buying Traumeel S but it contains echinacea and ironically, I read thatit is not recommended in cases of inflammatory subcutaneous diseases...

Can anybody of you tell me some advise what to do? I'm really frightened cause circumstances of getting this disease in my case were, I think particularly unfortunate - bad hygiene during blood test, hospital - a risk of MRSA and other horrible stuff and depth of this disease - syringe, vein, etc. ugh...

Rhodiola Supplement Causing Rapid Heartbeat

Sat, 22 Aug 15 14:15:14 -0500
Posted by Jean (Smelterville, Idaho) on 08/22/2015

[SIDE EFFECTS]  I am 65, woman with Mitral valve and an adrenalin problem. I was told by an herbologist that rhodiola mixed with a couple other herbs would improve my libido. I have been taking a combo with about 9 different herbs with rhodiola of each 75%...and on the end of the first week...I woke up with rapid heartbeat, had to take athenolol to stop it...

I am wondering what I should supplement with rhodiola to prevent this in the much each day? Thank you. Jean

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar Works for Styes/Chalazions!

Sat, 22 Aug 15 14:12:44 -0500
Posted by Msviss (Ireland) on 08/22/2015

Thanks for this valuable info...I'm a big believer in natural remedies but I was at a loss with this one as this is my first....chazie thing. I thought it was a stye at first, but soon realized it wasn't. I've only had it for 3 days but am travelling home to Canada for three weeks in a weeks time and don't want to see friends and family that I haven't seen in so long with my 'Quasimodo' eye. Will try ACV first thing. Thanks for sharing.

  Re: How Should Coconut Oil be Used to Treat Cellulitis?

Sat, 22 Aug 15 14:09:41 -0500
Posted by Agnes (Warsaw) on 08/22/2015

Hello, Dear Mama to Many,

I must say that I really admire you and envy you your knowledge. Your children have wonderful mother and I'm sure that with such care they will live very long in excellent health. I'm wondering if you consult your prescriptions with some naturopath or you have such an amazing intuition what to apply and take in some particular medical problem/case/ailment...

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Lipomas

Sat, 22 Aug 15 14:06:46 -0500
Posted by Rana (Bhilai Mp) on 08/22/2015

I have lipoma in body. How should I take apple cider vinegar, two tablespoon concentrated or diluted?

EC: Hi Rana,

Most people dilute apple cider vinegar  - 2 teaspoons in a glass of purified water.

Blood Pressure Rise Due to Black Licorice

Sat, 22 Aug 15 14:04:53 -0500
Posted by Larry (Fairfax, Va) on 08/22/2015

As my blood pressure (Systolic) had usually been about 134, my B.P. suddenly rising to a high of about 174 was surprising. It turns out that for about a month or two, I was snacking a lot on black licorice. On the internet, I inadvertently came across that black licorice can cause high B.P. I immediately stopped eating it, and in a few days my pressure came back down to normal! My internist said that he was aware that black licorice can cause high blood pressure and there should be a warning sign on packages of black licorice. I understand that red licorice is not problematical, in that it doesn't contain a certain acid that is in black licorice.

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