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  Re: Sea Salt for Afib

Thu, 08 Oct 15 10:17:28 -0500
Posted by Sharon (Tennessee) on 10/08/2015

Be careful with any salt you take. My SIL swore by the pink Himalayan salt. I bought a bag, and put it in my salt shakers. Just used that for cooking, etc... Immediately, my heart rhythm started messing up. It made the adrenalin surge through my body. I found myself getting on the treadmill two-three times a day, trying to work it off, and then at night, it would still flare up. It took me 3-4 days to figure out "what am I doing different???" It dawned on me about the Himalayan salt, I stopped using that, and immediately, I was back to normal. I gave my bag to my SIL since it actually helps her. There is something in it that she needed, but worked against me. I'm having problems now again- just at night mostly, but it's due to stress or anxiety about us making a move, or lack of something in my diet. But there was a 4-6 week period of relief after quitting the Himalayan salt. I don't salt my food a lot. I have noticed that if I eat anything salty early in the day- like for breakfast, it will induce heart skips. I've lived with a sensitive heart to adrenalin for 30 plus years. Still don't have it all figured out

Right now I'm trying the CALM plus Calcium (it has magnesium in it and couple other things), and a supplement of Mag/Cal/zinc. Also trying the Apple cider vinegar, twice a day in a little apple cider, and 1 TBL, twice a day of black strap molasses. I'm also on a beta blocker- twice a day (Sectral)- been taking that for 25 years- and every time I try to get off of it, the heart starts racing- so it really does help.

Also take very mild doses of Clonzepam when especially needed. Must be careful not to take that too often though- or it becomes ineffective and habit forming. Although, my doctor said it's good to take it for a week or so when going through a bad stressful time.

Can Anything Help 39 Years of Dandruff, Scalp Infections and Hair Loss?

Thu, 08 Oct 15 10:14:20 -0500
Posted by Farah (Ontario, Canada) on 10/07/2015

Can someone help me. I am 50 year old, extremely active and healthy woman. For last 39 years I have had dandruff and scabs on my scalp. I have tried everything. From expensive, medicated shampoos to Apple cider vinegar. FenuGreek oil and powder, yogurt. I have now got 1/8 of my original hair. My diet is excellent. The doctors tell me to live with it. I cannot imagine that this is the end of my curls.

Can Elderberry Extract Cure Herpes 1, 2, and Zoster (Shingles)?

Thu, 08 Oct 15 10:08:54 -0500
Posted by Precisely. (New Mexico) on 10/06/2015

Given "Elderberry Extract's (Sambucus Nigra)" action which blocks viruses of all kinds from entering the cell wall (this prevents the virus from reproducing), so the virus rapidly dies off... I'm wondering if anyone has used Elderberry Extract for Herpes?

I've used it for flu, colds, and preventing hanta virus. Read about it in "Nature's Virus Killers" by David Williams (unsure if he is the author), and then verified with the US Center for Disease Control.

What do you think?

 Re: Help Needed for Allergic Reaction to Eye Cream

Thu, 08 Oct 15 10:04:58 -0500
Posted by Mama To Many Donate
(Tennessee) on 10/08/2015

Dear Elias,

For some immediate relief, moisten two chamomile tea bags and place them over your closed eye, especially over the irritated area. I use cool water for this. Hold in place at least 5 minutes. Repeat every couple of hours.

Try castor oil or extra virgin coconut oil on the irritated area between chamomile soaks.

~Mama to Many~

Very Sick From ITP and Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

Thu, 08 Oct 15 10:04:41 -0500
Posted by Angela (San Antonio, Texas) on 10/07/2015

I've had ITP since 2004, and mixed connective tissue disease. Recently my itp has flared up. I've tried everything and nothing seems to be working so they want to remove my spleen. So they're trying to bring up my platelets with NPlate. I've been on the Nplate for almost 2 months but recently I have been feeling very sick, I'm so tired and feel dizzy all the time, can't function anymore. I just don't know what to do. Please help me.

Could My Cough Be Acid Reflux or Black Lung Disease?

Thu, 08 Oct 15 09:02:26 -0500
Posted by Roslyn (New York, Ny) on 10/08/2015

I have developed a cough, not sure if its acid reflux or black lung. It happens at various times, no mucus sometimes, some clear mucus feels like a tickle or dryness in my chest and I feel l need to cough. Drinking water helps stop the cough. I work as a toll collector and I am over weight.

Help Needed for Allergic Reaction to Eye Cream

Thu, 08 Oct 15 08:57:45 -0500
Posted by Elias (Ga) on 10/08/2015

I applied a eye cream under my eye. When I woke up the next day, the skin under my eye was burned and really puffy. Need help. Going on second day now, really iches, burns and puffy.

  Re: Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation for COPD

Thu, 08 Oct 15 08:57:32 -0500
Posted by Tom (Southwest, Western Australia) on 10/08/2015

I am very keen to find out the combination of colloidal silver and peroxide for COPD.

  Re: Hyaluronic Acid Side Effects

Thu, 08 Oct 15 08:56:43 -0500
Posted by Oblivion (Oc, Calif) on 10/08/2015

To the user from Colorado: What an interesting post! Like a train wreck, I couldn't pull myself away from the lengthy story that was filled with progressive and worsening problems!! And "Teets"? I was rolling on the ground!! Your results sound as if you've clearly had an allergic reaction to an ingredient contained in the HA (to be precise). You've stated that your allergic to your 'water pills'..(you probably have allergies to many things). Recommendation is to see an allergist, and get tested for the many things you seem to be allergic to. Sometimes a person will be highly sensitive to chemicals, foods, ingredients, plants, even herbs, and may exhibit signs of allergies. These can be confused with an 'allergic' reaction. A severe allergy, however, is life threatening, so it's advisable to not try taking the product that caused any significant swelling or discomfort again). Do yourself a favor & see a an MD. Eat well, and most importantly, exercise!

  Re: Side Effects From Benzodiazepine Drugs

Thu, 08 Oct 15 08:55:19 -0500
Posted by Sharon (Tennessee) on 10/08/2015

Thanks Patti. I have just recently started taking the 1/2 mg of clonazepam a couple hours or less before I go to bed, because the Dr. thinks that it's anxiety causing the PVCs. Many nights, I wouldn't take it at all, and about 2:00 am, I would go ahead a reach for at least 1/3 of mg, to try to get to sleep. I've not taken these every day until lately. The Dr. actually wants me to take them twice per day, but like you, I don't want their effect to become addictive an unuseful. Clonzepam is the only anti-anxiety med that has helped me over the last 25 years. Xanax or Ativan did not help. Right now, nothing is seeming to help at night. I guess I should try to take 1/3 mg about mid afternoon, and then another 1/3 mg about an hour before bed. Perhaps the mid afternoon one would already have me in a relaxed state. I thank you for your input and will try to take less dosage, and not "more", I'm also on beta blocker- Sectral, which helps the speed of the heart, and blocks some adrenalin, but not enough to keep it from skipping.

Claire Weeks has some good books out (very old ones) about the heart being "sensitized" from anxiety or stress, and once it gets that way, it takes weeks or sometimes months to get it back to relaxing, not releasing the chemicals in body. I need to re-read those books. I am going through a lot of changes in my life right now. Not the woman "change" though- I'm 59. But several others in my life....that could have brought these on at night- when my body is tired. I've had problems with insomnia for months or longer, but did not usually have PVCs with it....

Thanks again. any other comments highly appreciated!!

  Re: Colloidal Silver Side Effects

Thu, 08 Oct 15 08:54:22 -0500
Posted by E. (Nh) on 10/08/2015


Please be careful when using colloidal silver!!!!

It is like antibiotics and CS WILL KILL GOOD BACTERIA!!!! But it can kill over 650 other known human pathogens that cause disease and unlike antibiotics, CS will not create resistant pathogens.

I think Doug has a point in the benefits of keeping an eye on the level of silver toxicity in the body, proper detoxing and probiotics.

Please please please regenerate your good bacteria after your silver treatment.

Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Stomach Bloating All Occur At Same Time

Thu, 08 Oct 15 08:52:59 -0500
Posted by Marcella (Hermosa Beach, Ca.) on 10/07/2015

Any suggestions for my anxiety, panic attacks and stomach bloat which occur at the same time ??..other than the norms like daily exercise and meditation. Vit B. Healthy eating habits.

  Re: Grapefruit Seed Extract for Plantar Fasciitis

Thu, 08 Oct 15 08:52:28 -0500
Posted by Rob (Va) on 10/08/2015

I see a grapefruit seed extract online, which only says use 10 drops and dilute it with water, how are you all doing it? I haven't purchased any bottles yet, I'm going out of my mind because I've been in pain ALL year and nothing has worked!!

  Re: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Thu, 08 Oct 15 08:48:52 -0500
Posted by Vanessa (Beautiful Hawaii) on 10/07/2015

In response to so desperate. I was diagnosed with RA at 33. My experience with it is extensive. Besides all the suggestions here alkaline diet will make you feel much better. I first went the drug route. 19 years of steroids, 1 or 2 AT a TIME of Immunosuppressants, and anti inflammatory drugs. Had a hip replacement 1997 then 1st knee replacement in 2000.Almost died from a severe staph infection, septic in my blood. In a matter of hours I was deathly sick.

After this I decided NEVER to take immunosuppresant drugs again.

I started doing Remicade which is an IV infusion that I get every 2 months. It is actually a good western drug and works on the root cause of the arthritis.

I have been able to get off the steroids, and even the anti inflammatory drugs.

I became pre diabetic due to long term steroid use.

I have tried MANY natural and alternate therapies. Astaxanthin ( the product I use is Bio Astin), has helped my joints tremendously. I have introduced many others to

I also take wild fish oil, krill oil, spirulina, probiotics a good multi vitamin and a few other things daily.

My main foods I eat are salmon, spinach and blueberries.

Exercising in water is the best! There is a fine line between doing nothing and too much with RA. I also do a 1.2 mile trail walk with my German Shepherds daily.

Upon waking if your joints are sore best thing is hot water to increase blood supply and make your joints more mobile.

I rarely have pain in my joints.

I hope this helps.

  Re: Broth Culture for Interstitial Cystitis

Thu, 08 Oct 15 08:48:06 -0500
Posted by Nic (Boston) on 10/08/2015

You need to do a broth culture, but not any. The one that "brews" for 10 days. There are only a couple of labs in the country that do that. I always used United Medical Laboratories in West Virginia (I believe). Be careful with Macrobid. You likely have one of the bigger guns infections (enterecoccus), and macrobid only makes them stronger.

Look up Dr Paul Fugazzoto, but with interstitial cystitis in the search or you will get some dentist. He died a few years ago, but before that had a chance to help many-many women figure out they had a bacterial infection that simply didn't show up on a regular urine test. He passed on the culture method he used to the lab, but I believe it was actually used at the very beginning of urinanalysis, and then we switched to the simple test that showed no bacteria in your urine.

 Re: Help Requested for Large Fibroid and PCOS

Thu, 08 Oct 15 08:45:22 -0500
Posted by Blue (Oregon) on 10/08/2015

I had large (grapefruit sized) fibroid. Drs said only option was total hysterectomy. I opted for acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Also, yarrow. Took months of treatments to correct very severe bleeding…but never had to have operation.

  Re: Remedies for Arrhythmia

Thu, 08 Oct 15 08:44:45 -0500
Posted by Sharon (Tennessee) on 10/08/2015

To Old Chief- in Cedar Creek, Texas. So glad it my comment on CALM w/ Calcium may have re-confirmed that helped you!! I would like to know if you are taking the 3 heaping tsps. it calls for, or just 1 heaping tsp. I'm still having problems almost every night right now, and don't know whether to increase the CALM dosage to 2 or 3 (like it calls for)..... those PVCs have me really going tonight. Brought on by adrenalin surges from "something!! " or lack of minerals needed in my body- or lack of something needed. The Cal/Mag/Zinc pills don't seem to help much if you take them at night- maybe don't have time to get into the system. But the CALM w/ calcium gets right in. If you take too much, can cause some loose stools. But I'll settle for that anytime- over PVCs!!!! I have not tried the C w/ Lysine. But I'm willing!! I'm taking the ACV twice a day, and usually take a tbls or so of molasses. I'm also on beta blocker- Sectral twice day, and Klonopin a couple hours before bed. My Dr. said to take it during the day too. Perhaps I should start earlier in the day with the Klonopin to get my body more relaxed for the upcoming night.

Friends, keep posting what works for you. I need to know. I've fought this for 30 plus years, but the last few weeks it's gotten much worse- esp. at night. There are a lot of changes going on in my life right now. Although, I don't think I'm upset- there probably is anxiety going on.

One other thing I've noticed is; if I feel "bloated", that seems to bring the PVCs on in spades!! Alka-Seltzer can help, but I've also found GAS-X or something similar may help.

thanks for any input!! I'm getting tired of taking hours to go to sleep because the arrhythmias are keeping me awake. I awake in the morning feeling fine (after they finally subside enough to get to sleep)

Turmeric Cured Arthritits

Thu, 08 Oct 15 08:41:54 -0500
Posted by Pj (Seattle, Wa, Usa) on 10/07/2015

[YEA]  Just two teaspoons of Turmeric per day stopped all my arthritis pain, and allowed the best sleep in years.

  Re: Activated Charcoal for Chalazion

Thu, 08 Oct 15 08:39:59 -0500
Posted by Krystal (Modesto) on 10/07/2015

You can get the charcoal pills from any drug store like walmart, walgreens, riteaid or cvs. Ask for some help finding them.

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