Re: Sea Salt Cleanse for Constipation
Thu, 30 May 13 13:29:36 -0500
05/30/2013: Kt from The Usa: "Mauricio--Sory, my previous post was an error due to a PC malfunction. I see no one answered you over a year ago. Sea salt is sold at health food stores. Some grocery stores may carry it now due to the popularity. Hope you have gotten some relief by now."
Re: Basal Cell Carcinoma on Husband's Lower Eyelid
Thu, 30 May 13 13:28:29 -0500
05/30/2013: Mama To Many from Middle, Tennessee, Usa: "My husband, who is 47, had flaking spots on his ears that appeared to be pre-cancerous BCC. He is very fair skinned. His brother had a melanoma removed when he was 27. (He is even more fair skinned. ) Anyway, we didn't want to go down the medical route. We read about using Vitamin C on skin cancer in the book, "Cancer: Step Outside of the Box. " We used his protocol for skin cancer and it worked!!! You mix vitamin C powder (ascorbic acid- get a good one that is non-gmo. ) 1 part Vitamin C powder with 8 parts water. We would use a cotton ball to apply this solution to the ear a couple of times a day. 4 times a day would be better but he was away at work during the day. He also forgot sometimes. But within a month the spot was gone. That was a couple of years ago and it has not reappeared.
One complication you have is that the spot is on the eyelid. I do not know if this solution would burn the eye. You could add salt to it to get it to a comfortable PH for the eye. But I am not sure how much that would be. You could also put castor oil in the eye before putting the vitamin C solution on the eyelid, but you wouldn't want to get the castor oil on the eyelid because then the solution would not adhere to the eye.
The author of this book also says that colloidal silver will kill cancer cells. I think some people use this in the eye, so it may be easier on the eye, but I have no experience with this. Someone else might say if colloidal silver can go in the eyes. The author says that you should get a high quality silver, in other words with smaller particles. Not sure what else to say about this as we have no experience with it, but I thought I would mention it in case you wanted to research it.
Hope you find a good natural solution! Let us know what works for you!"
Borax for Osteoarthritis
Thu, 30 May 13 13:27:11 -0500
05/30/2013: Colleen from Sydney, Nsw, Australia: "Walter Last provided this report on his website last year, with full information about borax (the natural, ionic form of boron), how to easily mix a diluted solution, and how much of it to take (costs pennies) - www.health-science-spirit.com/borax.htm
As he advises, our soils are also depleted of magnesium. Calcium and magnesium are designed to work in partnership. Magnesium moves in and out of bones in order to hold the calcium in proper concentration. Without sufficient magnesium to calibrate it, excess calcium calcifies (ages) the joints, eyes, and eventually the organs.
Dr Mark Sircus and also Dr Carolyn Dean confirm that, the best way to supplement magnesium is transdermally (through your skin). I started this 3 years ago and the changes were dramatic within a few days, because magnesium is critical for virtually every bodily function. None of my GP's ever told me!
This is very affordable. I think the only supplier of the "transdermal" (preferred) form is the marvelous David Dartez - he provides it (online) in the form of concentrated pure seawater and calls it "Magnesium Oil", because of its slightly oily consistency.
Some general practitioners use it to treat children with autism. Pharmacists know about our need for magnesium but most doctors do not (maybe because Pharmaceutical giants sponsor medical schools and influence the curriculum). Borax was removed from the EU market last year, even though it's only as toxic as table salt, so stock up now."
Re: Osteoporosis Remedies
Thu, 30 May 13 13:24:34 -0500
05/30/2013: Courtney from Granite Bay, Ca: "I'm not the original poster, but I believe the P___ B___ reference was for Pro Bono (ortho molecular supplements). They are very pricey, though!"
Re: Basal Cell Carcinoma on Husband's Lower Eyelid
Thu, 30 May 13 13:23:33 -0500
05/30/2013: Chickenlady from Harlingen: "You can use topical vitamin C on basal cell carcinoma, but I don't know how or if you can use it so close to the eye--you would need to figure that out. I used vitamin C paste on a diagnosed, biopsied bcc and had a lot of success reducing it. There is a skin cancer website that covers it in more detail. Good luck!"
Re: Fecal Calprotectin Levels
Thu, 30 May 13 13:21:00 -0500
05/30/2013: Berj from Munich, Germany: "Hi, I have done a fecal calprotectin test and the result came very high, at 8,800 mg/g. I have Ulcerative colitis (or indeterminate colitis or Chron's colitis). The doctor said he has never seen a number high as this even for colitis patients. the normal number must be below 50. Does anyone know anything about this? It's the first time I do the test. Any ways to reduce it? Thanks."
Pruigo Nodularis and Itchy Skin
Thu, 30 May 13 13:12:04 -0500
05/30/2013: Mm from Virginia Beach, Va: "I seem to have this skin condition. I have hyperthyroidism. I went through a very stressful situation when I started getting the itch. It started on my arm. Initially the itch looks like a bug bite. It was very itchy. The more I scratch, the itchier it gets until it turned to be an open wound. Then I started noticing that the top portion of the itchy wound is filled with fluid. The itching didn't stop. I was placed on Prednisone for 10 days and the itching ceased but then I started to develop itch on my legs and lower back. I need the itch to go away. Dr don't seem to know what it is."
Serrapeptase for Sinus Infections
Thu, 30 May 13 10:22:32 -0500
[YEA] 05/30/2013: Trisha from Liverpool, England: "Hi I have suffered most of my life with sinus problems have had an operation were they drilled the bone at top of my nose had some releif for a short time but I was told to try serrapeptase and the relief has been brilliant I take 2 80,000 tablets morning and night and they have been excellent."
Apple Cider Vinegar for Genital Herpes
Thu, 30 May 13 10:21:24 -0500
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 05/30/2013: Herp from Toronto, Ontario: "I tried ACV and for the first few days it did help with some relief of swelling and itching but aft 4 days now the area is irratated and dried out and almost burnt and the lesions are still as they would be normally at this phase so I would say AVC helps but is not anything outstanding or great. As a matter of fact I think it sort of made things a little worse, so use carefully."
Re: Sun Rash
Thu, 30 May 13 10:20:37 -0500
05/30/2013: Leda11 from Menomonie, Wi: "In requard to person who has rash after being in the sun, I have the same rash & it is an allergy to a band of UV rays of the sun. The way to avoid the rash is to wear light cover when going out in the sun."
Witch Hazel for Episiotomy Stitches
Thu, 30 May 13 10:19:53 -0500
05/30/2013: Elaine from Edmond, Oklahoma: "When my daughter was born I had clustered hemorrhoids and stitches. I had learned a few years before that Witch Hazel was good for hemorrhoids. I asked my mother to bring me a bottle for the rrhoids and put about a 1/4 to a 1/3 cup in my Sitz bath every day for about a week. Not only did it help with the pain of the rrhoids, but it took the pain out of the stitches as well! I felt I healed up sooner too. Witch Hazel is a topical analgesic and astringent. We're also putting it on my grandson's circumcision. It burns for a few seconds, but he has been in very little pain and we have given him Tylenol once since the procedure 18 hours ago."
Re: Remedies for Anxiety
Thu, 30 May 13 10:17:35 -0500
05/30/2013: Raj from Dallas, Texas: "5- htp works for me. Now I got a headache every morning back of my head. it's really painful, I don't know..."
Thu, 30 May 13 10:15:40 -0500
05/30/2013: Mark from Newton Abbot, Devon Uk: "Ok My wife now seems to be making some headway with this B12 issue at least in terms of understanding where her problem lies, A few weeks ago she sent off for a hair mineral analysis, interestingly the results did not show particularly low b12, what it did show was that everything (all minerals etc. ) was borderline low, even though she only ever ate whole organic fresh fruit and veg in large quantities much of it is not being absorbed in her stomach, the missing link appears to be HCL or stomach acid, this appears to be the culprit and not the B12, basically as a long term vegetarian (35+ years) without eating animal flesh my wife's stomach acid has weakened significantly over the years, apparently this is a natural reaction when little flesh/protein is present in the diet, this does all make sense as since my wife has started to eat some meat again she has discovered she cannot digest it without extremely bad stomach discomfort and bloating, just one tiny cube of meat is enough to cause much discomfort for several hours! , the hair testing company have given a complete explanation of what is most likely at fault along with a suggested method to correct it, this is absolutely the most comprehensive testing and explanation we have received to date, anything her GP has done has been focused on telling my wife it's all in her head or offering another MRI nerve scan because they cannot observe anything at fault with her blood work.
Interestingly much of what Timh from Louisville, Ky mentions appears to have merit, it seems everything is interlinked the report does mention methionine and explains how to get these aspects back on track and functioning normal again, it's still early days yet and the proof will be in the testing over several months but this is definitely the best information we have to date."
Re: Numbness of Leg and Back Pain
Thu, 30 May 13 10:14:28 -0500
05/29/2013: Joy from Battleground, Wash: "A few things have helped with my ruptured disc L-5 and bulging of 4 3 2 discs:
- Water soaks in Epsom salt and drinking 16 oz. water and eating an apple with salt on it in the tub. Stay in tub as long as you can.
- Take mineral and vitamin supplements, drink glass of water half an hour before any eating.
- Use an inversion table to open the spine up. Don't go all the way back, just till you feel the pull on the spine
- Ice packs on the spine 10 minutes then heat 30 minutes... Repeat a few times."
Thu, 30 May 13 10:12:10 -0500
05/30/2013: Cody from Wa: "Hypoglycemia is always caused by high insulin levels. Insulin breaks down sugar so when ur insulin is high, ur glucose is low. After many years of not treating your hypoglycemia, your pancreas will eventually wear itself out from over-production... Causing you to become the opposite - a low insulin, high glucose diabetic. Or so my doctor told me anyway. But then again, what do doctors know? my doctor told me strep throat is incurable without antibiotics.... In my experience, I had it three times in a row: the first two times I used antibiotics. The symptoms were horrific, and it came right back both times. The third time, I refused antibiotics and went with a natural approach, using nothing but immune-boosting herbs and brewing tea, and using local raw honey, also rinsed my mouth w/ hydrogen peroxide daily. The strep lasted only a few days and was practically symptomless, other than the white pus pockets on my tonsils. Has not come back, and rumor has it that if you let your immune system beat the disease instead of antibiotics then your immune system learns to keep it at bay and you become "immune, " so I hope to never have it again :) I HOPE! No guarantees but I do trust mother nature more than I trust doctors."
Re: Black Mold
Thu, 30 May 13 09:01:31 -0500
05/30/2013: Yuri from Los Angeles, California, Usa: "It is important that you fix the mildew in your home as quickly as possible when you find it. Get someone to come out and assess the issue. It could just be a small patch of mold, but it might be growing in your wall and under the carpet too. Having somebody check it out will cost a personal loan, but you will get peace of mind knowing there aren't any problems."
Thu, 30 May 13 08:57:53 -0500
05/30/2013: Dee from Vancouver, Wa: "What is P___ B____? I want to buy some. Can you email me back and tell me? My teeth are dissolving and I know it's affecting my bones, too. All this since I stopped exercising in the last 3 or so years. I am getting back to it, but I need some help fast for my teeth! Thank you for your suggestions!!"
Lemon Juice and Olive Oil for Kidney Stones
Thu, 30 May 13 08:56:51 -0500
05/30/2013: Pari from Perth, Wa: "I started having a little pain from last night, this morning I got olive oil and lemons. Just had a mixture, finger crossed. Will let you know soon."
Basal Cell Carcinoma on Husband's Lower Eyelid
Thu, 30 May 13 08:56:17 -0500
05/30/2013: Lala from Mcminnville, Or: "How can I treat my husbands BCC on his lower eyelid? It's on the edge where the lashes are and a bit inside the lid. Are there some kind of drops that would help? He has had two Moh procedures on it already and not going again. He's had so many moh's procedures on his face and ear. He also has several on his back and chest."
Re: Eczema and Impetigo
Thu, 30 May 13 08:53:51 -0500
05/29/2013: Peter S. from Diamond Bar, Ca: "The eczema does effect the healing. Because the dry skin, I too am struggling to keep it under control. I've had it for about a yr now on and off with the topicals, but one day the infection went bad and the topicals didn't work as effectively. Got to go to the derm soon."
Beverly's Mystery Diagnosis - Back of Head Ice Cold
Thu, 30 May 13 08:52:51 -0500
05/29/2013: Beverly from Riverside, Ca.: "Would anyone know what causes the lower back of the head to become ICE COLD? When the back of my head feels cold and clammy it sets off severe sinus drainage. It feels like acid running down my sinuses, ear, throat and into my chest. Can it be an infection in my head? If I keep my head warm with a cap and stay away from cold drinks and fans I have no drainage. But the cold head worries me? The condition never goes away?"
Ayurvedic Remedies for Chronic Pancreatitis
Thu, 30 May 13 08:50:30 -0500
[YEA] 05/29/2013: Sri from Singapore: "Indian ayurveda CAN cure chronic pancreatitis :) Many have successfully done this in India. Fllow a pitta paciying diet. Drink 1.5 L cool water twice everyday. Cool shower. Keep everything cool. Drink coconut water. You will see improvment in 3 days. Diet is fruit pulp, vegetable pulp for 2 months. Avoid sour fruits. Many cases can heal pancreatitis this way. Drink 500 ml water around 4 hours after sleeping at night. I am seeing a HUGE difference. God bless you. Please send your blessings to me if this works :)"
Re: Lemon Juice and Olive Oil Helped Mother With Kidney Stones
Wed, 29 May 13 21:55:05 -0500
[YEA] 05/29/2013: Ruth from Union City, Ca: "Lemon Juice and Olive Oil: Found this remedy to help my Mother. It really does work! Her pain was excruciating with blood in her urine. I believe it had reached her urethra by this point and searched for a remedy to help her. This recipe actually works and I am amazed! She passed the stone within a few hours. Her pain level is now around a 6 with no meds and only on her right side now. We think she may have another. She has definitely improved within a few hours of drinking it. The concotion doesn't taste half bad either. After all isn't this recipe used in salad dressing? Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone for posting your experience and advice regarding this recipe. We believe she will recover soon with your help."
Wed, 29 May 13 20:45:04 -0500
05/29/2013: Joy from Batttleground, Wash: "I found my answer this week while going through some papers... A high THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE blood work number means that the thyroid is not putting out enough hormone~hypothyroid
thyrotropin =TSH= thyroid stimulating hormone
produced by the pituitary gland telling the thyroid to make and release the thyroid hormone into the blood. I am experimenting with some Kelp since I already use iodized salt. I have used kelp supplement before. If you are hyperthyroid, do not use kelp or iodine without doing research and seeing a doctor."
Apple Cider Vinegar Worked for PMS Headache
Wed, 29 May 13 20:43:54 -0500
[YEA] 05/29/2013: Sheila from Charlotte, North Carolina: "I tried your apple cider vinegar remedy for a pms headache and it worked. I took a tablespoon of vinegar in a large glass of water and drank it down slowly. 45 minutes later my headache pain was reduced by 50%. A few hours later I drank another glass and that did the trick. Thank you for this remedy!!"
Re: E-Coli Sinus Infection Remedies
Wed, 29 May 13 20:41:55 -0500
05/29/2013: Vivianne from Los Ã¡ngeles, Ca: "Hi! I hope you get this! Just read about what you did about your e-coli and sinusitis. I was just told that I have e-coli in my sinusitis also and that I have to take antibiotics. I have always hated them but now more because I am nursing!! But the doctor says I HAVE to do it and that it's very dangerous. I want to know if yours really went away and if it ever came back. Thank you so much. Vivianne"
Re: Copper for Gray Hair
Wed, 29 May 13 20:39:41 -0500
05/29/2013: Rosemary from Sandy Springs, Ga: "Thanks Dott for your feedback about copper supplements. I have waaaay too much grey hair to be just 43. I've suffered from it since I was 25. I just got a copper supplement with kelp and zinc today. I really hope to see results soon. Even though I color my hair with henna I see new white hairs just three days later! Ridiculous. I will post my results soon."
Re: Apple Cider Vinegar Dosage for Asthma
Wed, 29 May 13 20:37:52 -0500
05/29/2013: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand: "Apple cider vinegar and honey is best taken a tablespoon of both with water to dilute to taste. But I suggest you seriously start taking cayenne, to get your breath back, If you smear it into the butter on your bread you can get a lot down without any drama, and the results are pretty fast as far as breathlesnesss goes. Over a few months lung function seems to return to normal. Just don't breath it into the lungs accidentaly. Garlic floats the muck from the lungs as well, just crush it and leave for ten minutes. Then chew some Parsley, it freshens the breath immediately."
Milk of Magnesia Kills Thrush!
Wed, 29 May 13 19:16:25 -0500
] 05/29/2013: Barbara from So. Florida, Usa: "I developed horrible oral thrush after 5 weeks on antibiotics for a chronic Staph aureus sinus infection of 34 years. I've had so many antibiotics over the years for this infection that my systemic Candida was now on overload. My heart rate was escalating and I felt like the thrush was taking over and I would probably die if it wasn't eliminated. The immediate source seemed to be Candida in my sinuses which was flowing down the back of my throat.
I was given Nystatin Oral Suspension in the ER but it has a ton of sugar and made me gag. I decided it was irrational to treat Candida with sugar so I had to look for something else. I would have called my doctor for an Rx of plain Nystatin powder to use as a mouthwash, but it was Memorial weekend.
Desperate, I read the testimonies on EC and decided to try Milk of Magnesia. I started with 2 tablespoons undiluted MoM and swished it in my mouth for a few minutes. I was amazed and overjoyed when the fungus began peeling off right away. I did this for two days but increased the time and diluted the MoM a bit. By evening of the 2nd day there was no more white mold bonded to my tongue or gums.
However, the night of the 1st day I realized I needed to attack the immediate source or the thrush would return. So I took the syringe that came with the Nystatin suspension, partially filled it with diluted MoM and shot it up my sinues. Then tilted my head backward and forward and upside down so it would move around. It did burn but was not unbearable. I then went to bed and the next morning felt much better. I did the same thing on night #2 and day #3 felt even better.
I realize I now need to destroy the Candida in my sinuses or I'll have another outbreak of thrush. Has anyone been able to totally eliminate Candida in the sinuses with MoM? If so, what is the procedure? I am also starting in earnest an anti-Candida program for my whole system which will take several months, but it's the only way to deal the problem.
Thanks so much for your testimonies and for this website. They have been an enormous blessing!"
Acidophilus for BV
Wed, 29 May 13 19:11:33 -0500
05/29/2013: Nellie from Youngsville, Louisiana : "That makes so much sense. I wonder why gyno does not tell you that."
Re: Kelp Powder for Grave's Disease
Wed, 29 May 13 18:27:42 -0500
05/29/2013: Gravespatient from Montclair, Nj: "The1model- do not take kelp as suggested by one of the posters on here. Iodine is the absolute worst thing a graves patient can take. It is like adding fuel to a fire. In graves disease, your body creates too much iodine. Find yourself a good endo thats willing to put you on antithyroid meds & work with you to make u feel better. Thats what I did!
P.S. Stress, as someone mentioned, is also not good either. I find that 30 minutes of exercise helps me."
Re: Burning Scalp and Hair Loss Remedies
Wed, 29 May 13 18:21:57 -0500
05/29/2013: Joy from Battleground, Wash: "After reading some of your recent post I think you might benefit from some internal coconut oil since you had the uti. 1 tsp a day in food or drink
The dental issue, you can add alpha lipoic acid to help knock that down and kill some cavities too. Brush with coconut oil. ( don't spit it in the sink but the garbage ).
Start with just the coconut oil for a couple weeks slow /so you don't feel sick from detox or die off. Then try the ALA. I have also discovered my grey hair is going away and I am in menopause.
I started with Magnesium citrate with my vitamins - a few months later added a full spectrum mineral and that has been amazing!
I also drink water half an hour before eating to prevent indigestion and take salt in my food in the correct portion. I am OVERCOMING slowly everything that has been overwhelming me for many years. I have recently added Kelp since my TSH levels were so high and I expect to see some new eyebrows soon. 1/3 of my outer brow is missing on each side and my scalp hair has thinned a bit. DO NOT USE KELP IF YOU ARE HYPERTHYROID... Too much thyroid hormone. I had bloodwork done but my ob/gyn did not tell me I had hypothyroid and so I have been struggling along trying to figure it out. My TSH # should have been a red flag to her? I found a piece of paper in my pile that said a high TSH number meant thyroid function was low."
Re: Numbness of Leg and Back Pain
Wed, 29 May 13 18:14:54 -0500
05/29/2013: Daydreamer from Ontario, Canada: "I would get a second opinion because the pain and numbness you described sounds like textbook pinched nerve symptoms to me."
Re: Burning Scalp and Hair Loss Remedies
Wed, 29 May 13 15:16:52 -0500
05/29/2013: Happy In Florida from Dunedin, Fl: "Hi, I had a similar problem, got really panicked. What do you use to wash your hair? I suspected that my issue was related to that so I started researching and found Castile soap. I bought tea tree one to try and washed my hair with full strength couple days in the row rinsing with apple sider vinegar. Those were ponytail days until I discovered dr Broner's rinse. The inflammation is gone, my scalp does not itch or hurt anymore. I am not sure if hair is growing back but at least it is not falling out and my scalp does not bother me. Now I wash my hair with 3:1 ratio of water to Castile soap and rinse using the rinse. You can find it on amazon or vitamin world. My hair looks better than it did in years. I would also recommend detoxing and doing flushes (liver, colon etc). Good luck, hope this is helpful. Victoryia"
BHT for Hepatitis C
Wed, 29 May 13 15:15:23 -0500
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 05/29/2013: Huntsman5436 from Marquette, Mi, Usa: "Thanks to a nice and caring gentleman named Oscar, I have been treating my hepatitis c genotype 1 (not sure if it is a or b) with BHT for approximately one year. I started taking 375 mg twice daily for the 1st 9 months. Lately I have been taking 250 mg along with a monolaurin. When I started taking BHT my viral load was 450,000 and my last was 147 and my salt was 173. Yesterday I reviewed my recent results with my Dr. and my viral load was 7,500. My ast and salt are still high at 100 and 127, but having this disease since probably the early 70's takes its toll. My albumin and bilirubin are still within normal limits which tells me that although my liver is working hard, it is still functioning at a decent level. If anybody would like more info on but as a treatment for hcv, you can find it at the new but cures group in yahoo groups. Here is a link: Http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/The New BHT Cures Group/"
Re: Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide for Cystic Fibrosis
Wed, 29 May 13 15:13:53 -0500
05/29/2013: Michelle from Canada: "I have cystic fibrosis & have started ingesting 35% food grade HP as indicated. I am curious to know if I should also do the inhalation method & if its safe to do both at the same time? How do I dilute the 35% FGHP to 3% for inhalation? Is it recommended to use store bought 3% HP? Once diluted (35% FGHP) it is only effective for 15 mins - does this also refer to the inhalation method?"
Turmeric for Teeth Whitening
Wed, 29 May 13 15:13:12 -0500
05/29/2013: Tere from Edgelicott, Maryland: "I saw a video on Youtube in which a guy whitens his teeth by brushing them with a mix of turmeric and water. Check it out."
Latest Questions Posting Issue
Wed, 29 May 13 11:59:32 -0500
05/29/2013: Mary from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada: "re: SEEKING AN IMMUNE-SUPPORT DIET FOR BILE DUCT CANCER
Hi: I am just wondering if this is the same Ted. Ted from earthclinic I thought lived in Thailand. I see the same person I think but he is from...Ted from Battleground, Wash. Have you moved Ted? I try to read everything you write and this sounds so much like you but from a different location. Can Ted or anyone help me understand this one?"
EC: Hi Mary,
Very sorry for the confusion. It is a programming glitch that is appearing in the Latest Questions section (pages 2 on). The programming code is mismatching the name and the location. If you click the subject link on any post in the Latest Questions sections, it will take you to the proper Q&A section where the name is correctly matched to the person's location. http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/cancer_questions.html#Question_4575
We'll get the programmer to fix this soon. Thank you so much for pointing it out!
Numbness of Leg and Back Pain
Wed, 29 May 13 11:57:38 -0500
05/29/2013: Farhat-ul-ain Shah from Karachi, Pakistan: "Hello, I have Numbness of leg and pain in back.. Can I have a good and quick solution for my problem plz. I am suffering from 7 years medically there's no issue n problem behind my condition."
Massage for a Bunion Effective?
Wed, 29 May 13 11:54:07 -0500
05/29/2013: Matthew from Middle Village, Ny: "I have had a Bunion on my right foot at the base of my big toe since I was a teen. It has never really caused me any pain but I'm wondering if I can now get rid of it without surgery. I have heard massaging the area helps to start the process. Any truth to this?"
Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Arthritis
Wed, 29 May 13 11:52:44 -0500
05/29/2013: Iowama from Pella, Ia: "Hi. I also drank a vinegar tea when osteoarthritis nodules first started to show on the joints of some of my finger tips. The nodules shrank and haven't returned to the same size. I switched to drinking distilled water with a little lemon juice and no sweetener throughout the day and upped my intake of minerals because I found it to be a more pleasant substitute. I still was puzzled as to why I would wake up some mornings with red and achy finger joints unrelated to work.
On the advice of a Doctor of Functional Medicine, I started an elimination diet and found that when I ate sugar or gluten, the inflammation would kick in again. This is not to say I'm cured. Sometimes I get carried away in the garden and suffer the consequences. I've read that arthritis can be a bit of a blessing in that even though it is caused by overuse, it can reveal an autoimmune problem. I do wish you success in finding out the source of your inflamation."
Help Requested for Urethral Stricture and Split Urine Stream
Wed, 29 May 13 11:51:38 -0500
05/29/2013: Sa from SL: "I am female, aged 26 and lately, I have noticed that my urine stream splits into two. I don't have any extra urethral orifice, the doctors consider that it might be some urethral stricture and suggested urethral dilation for it. Is there any way I can set it right with natural remedies? I don't want a urethral dilation as it would only temporary relieve the stream issue. Thank you."
Avoid High Histamine Foods for Allergies
Wed, 29 May 13 11:43:24 -0500
05/29/2013: Miked from Exeter, Nh, Usa: "Just wanted to post this b/c I am a teacher and I believe in helping people. I have suffered from allergies all my life. In the last 20 years it has been really bad. I started seeing an allergist. Got allergy shots for 10 years. Developed nasal pollyps which is inflamed sinus tissue that forms into little balloons that block your nose. I saw my allergist three weeks ago and I couldnt breathe through my nose and I had an ear infection. He gave me antibiotics and my ear healed but my nose was still plogged up. He also gave me more nasal sprays. Last week I got an infection in my face that felt so bleeping bad it brought me to tears. I went to my regular Dr. and he gave me antibiotics and my nose cleared up.
On Saturday I ate some broccolli in a bag and shrimp and my nose swelled up. I have been trying natural rememdies for about a year now and what I have discovered is that I diagnosed myself opposite and my remedies were hurting me even more and made me toxic.
Your body makes histamines in response to allegies or foreign material that freaks your body out. It causes inflammation and then mucus gets trapped in there and causes you to get stuffed up. Food high in histamine naturally are a lot of surprising bad foods and good foods like soda, spinach, tomatoes, cheese, alcohol, vineger and lots more. Ressearch if you would like. I dont seem to need medicine and doesn't seem that allergies bother me after eating foods low in histamine.
I eat bananas, fresh turkey (foods processed and bagged are not good for you at all), watermelon, apples, ricotta cheese, grapes, eggs were ok, potato salad without prapika.
If you have health problems there are answers for you that maybe your Dr. doesn't know about or just wants to pump you up with medicine. But, my problems might not be yours. But if someone feels better from cutting out histamine foods...... Great.
Common reactions to histamine are also skin rashes and hives. My 5 year old nephew suffers from this so I told my sister.
I also tried the ACV and GFSE. Vinegar is not good for histamine intolerance. I also tried all that sinuswars stuff. If I eat right I feel great and don't need anything. Here are some general pointers:
- Avoid or reduce eating canned foods and ready meals
- Avoid or reduce eating ripened and fermented foods (older cheeses, alcoholic drinks, products containing yeast, stale fish)
- Histamine levels in foods vary, depending on how ripe, matured or hygienic the foods are
- As much as it is possible, only buy and eat fresh products.
- Don't allow foods to linger outside the refrigerator - especially meat products
- Ensure that your food preparation area (kitchen) is always kept clean - but don't be manic!
- Everyone has their own threshold; you will need to find yours
- Consult a certified dietician about working out a balanced diet
- Learn to cook! It can be loads of fun once you get into it
Low histamine level foods:
- Fresh meat (cooled, frozen or fresh)
- Freshly caught fish
- Chicken (skinned and fresh)
- Egg yolk
- Fresh fruits - with the exception of strawberries, most fresh fruits are considered to have a low histamine level (also see histamine liberators below)
Fresh vegetables - with the exception of tomatoes
- Grains - rice noodles, yeast free rye bread, rice crisp bread, oats, puffed rice crackers, millet flour, pasta (spelt and corn based)
- Fresh pasteurised milk and milk products
- Milk substitutes- coconut milk, rice milk
- Cream cheese, butter (without the histamine generating rancidity)
- Most cooking oils - check suitability before use
- Most leafy herbs - check suitability before use
- Most non-citric fruit juices
- Herbal teas - with the exception of those listed below
High histamine level foods:
- Pickled or canned foods - sauerkrauts
- Matured cheeses
- Smoked meat products - salami, ham, sausages.
- Beans and pulses - chickpeas, soy beans, peanuts
- Nuts - walnuts, cashew nuts
- Chocolates and other cocoa based products
- Most citric fruits
- Wheat based products
- Ready meals
- Salty snacks, sweets with preservatives and artificial colourings
- Most citric fruits - kiwi, lemon, lime, pineapple, plums
- Cocoa and chocolate
- Beans and pulses
- Wheat germ
- Additives - benzoate, sulphites, nitrites, glutamate, food dyes
Diamine Oxidase (DAO) blockers:
- Black tea
- Energy drinks
- Green tea
- Mate tea
- Yoghurt - depends on the bacteria culture used
- Egg white - it is a histamine liberator only when in its raw state
- Yeast - even though it does not contain histamine as such, yeast serves as a catalyst for histamine generation during manufacture. There is no yeast in the end product.
Maintz L, Novak N: Histamine and histamine intolerance, American Journal of Clinical"
Re: Bill's Protocol for Candida
Wed, 29 May 13 11:33:42 -0500
05/29/2013: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines: "Hi Ben... You can use the topical hydrogen peroxide, magnesium chloride and borax however you like. Personally, when you mix them all together in water, I think it's much more effective and will kill alot more than just fingus.
Milk of magnesia may well help to get rid of oral thrush for a while but thrush is also linked as a symptom to the intestinal as well as to the systemic forms of candida. In other words, if your candida fingal infection is already in your blood then your other localised/topical fungal problems -- like oral thrush and fungal skin problems -- are probably related to this internal candida problem and so these topical/local problems may well keep coming back until you finally defeat and remove the internal systemic candida problem as the root cause. When I had systemic candida, I had all sorts of skin problems(many for decades) including eczma, psoriasis, tinea cruris, dandruff etc. I didn't treat any of my skin problems -- I just hit my systemic candida problem hard with the internal candida remedies that I've defined on this site. I simply used a multiple protocol approach which worked well. And, as a result, all my own localized fungal skin problems and other issues -- which I never bothered to treat topically -- just disappeared on their own when my systemic candida was gone.
I have also read, again and again on many blogs, where women complain that they are unable to get rid of their uterine thrush problem. Using douches may or may not work, but if your candida has already evolved into the systemic fungal form(as opposed to the yeast form) then topical douches will simply not work -- the candida will just keep returning because your uterine candida problem is not just a topical or localized problem but it has infected your blood. Exactly the same argument goes for this problem -- to get rid of your persistently returning uterine candida problem you must first kill the candida infection inside your body(in your blood).
To ensure permanent riddance and for complete success against systemic and localised candida you should be using the anti-protocols shown here and follow a strict diet."
Re: Granuloma Annulare
Wed, 29 May 13 08:57:34 -0500
05/29/2013: Drie from Whitman, Ma: "In response to Ed: GRANULOMA ANNULARE IS NOT A FUNGUS!!! Granuloma Annulare is an inflamatory/autoimmune condition."
Re: Juicing Speeds
Wed, 29 May 13 08:55:28 -0500
05/29/2013: Mike Giller from Denver, Colorado: "A video on you tube showed a guy juicing a cucumber with a slow and fast speed juicer. He took the temperature of the juices and they were both the same."
Garlic for Xanthoma - 2 Month Update
Wed, 29 May 13 08:51:54 -0500
05/29/2013: Carolynb from Adelaide, Sa: "It is now over 2 months since I removed the Xantha on my eyelid. The ugly yellow blob is gone and the skin is paler but not yellow. It looks so much better. Now I will have a go at the smaller one on the other eyelid. This time I will try and keep the garlic on for a longer period twice a day so that the layers are burnt off quicker. I hate having a swollen and then scabby eyelid for more than a week. Incidently, I have been diagnosed with a thyroid condition which may have been responsible for the Xantha. Now Im on Thyroxine , my cholesterol levels are normal and the other Xantha has not grown any bigger."
Sea Salt Cleanse for Constipation
Wed, 29 May 13 08:50:57 -0500
[YEA] 05/29/2013: Denise from New Zealand: "AWESOME!!!!! I was barrelled over in pain due to being constipated.. I frantically looked online fir a quick remedy and tried 1 tablespoon of sea salt in half a glass of warm water from the tap and it worked 15 minutes after taking it.. (I wouldn't recommend taking that much but it worked for me) just totally AWESOME!!!!"
Re: Apple Cider Vinegar Lowered High Cholesterol
Wed, 29 May 13 08:49:47 -0500
05/29/2013: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa: "Migs: Thanx for posting your success story. I suppose that ACV works in several ways to accomplish this feat of lowering cholesterol. One, it buffers excess acid production (acidosis severely depletes enzymes). Two, stimulation of digestion (especially the bilary). Three, ACV kills Pathogens like Candida. Four, it stimulates metabolism (revs up the krebs cycle)."
Re: Gallbladder Attacks
Wed, 29 May 13 08:49:32 -0500
05/29/2013: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa: "Rialou: If you could please post a documentation as to the details of your friends "clogged bile duct" fallowing a cleanse, that would help clarify which type of cleanse she performed (as there are numerous variations). I would venture to guess her procedure was one of the "passive" type cleanse where one doesn't place any force over the gall or turn to sleep on the left side (so as for proper drainage).
If done correctly, a proper active gall cleanse will work 99% with no complication, imho.
It just seems too radical a departure if one in several thousand persons made a mistake or fallowed a bad procedure to throw a blanket of discredit over the whole of the remedy."
Coconut Oil and Facial Hair
Wed, 29 May 13 08:49:00 -0500
05/29/2013: Kanash from Durban, South Africa: "Hi, Will taking Coconut oil internally cause facial hair to grow? Another reply said her eyebrows where thicker..... Will I suddenly grow a mustache if I take it internally?"
Re: Help Requested for Stool Changes
Wed, 29 May 13 08:48:21 -0500
05/29/2013: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa: "Radical: This is likely a case of incomplete digestion, probably due to infection or possibly parasite infestation. I would recommend taking Oregano Oil softgels for a few days then begin Digestive Enzymes plus Probiotics. Two weeks of this regimen should show improvement."
Apple Cider Vinegar for Arthritis
Wed, 29 May 13 08:47:19 -0500
[SIDE EFFECTS] 05/29/2013: Michael from Va Beach, Va: "I've been taking Apple Cider Vinegar mixture with water and honey for a week now twice a day for arthritis in my hand and it seems the discomfort has intensified. Is that possible or have I not wait long enough for the ACV to actually work? Thanks for any comments."
Herbal Remedies Helped Husband with Enlarged Prostate
Wed, 29 May 13 08:46:34 -0500
[YEA] 05/29/2013: Joy from Louisiana: "My husband has taken prescription meds for enlarged prostate for more than a decade. We are both trying to end the Rx dependency. So, after much research, and a discussion with his dr who said herbal meds cant possibly replace Rx drugs, he has eliminated the Rx drugs using saw palmetto and stinging nettle in their place. He did a gradual shift and has found the herbs as effective without the side effects. Yeah! For that since one side effect was very bad breath that tended to distance our relationship!"
Re: Burning Scalp and Hair Loss Remedies
Wed, 29 May 13 08:44:15 -0500
05/28/2013: Penelope from Alameda, Ca: "Wanted to give an update: I went to a dermatologist who said she can tell I'm having hair loss and my scalp is inflamed. She said there is no sign of infection what-so-ever and it's not alopecia. Which makes me think I have an internal problem of some sort. I've been rinsing my hair w/ACV everytime I wash it and green juicing. I've cut out most sugar. The burning and redness has gone down quite a bit from when I orginally posted, but the hair falling out is the same. For Lori: I'm curious how the blackstrap molasses and ACV is supposed to help? I'm thinking of trying this."
Re: Burning Scalp and Hair Loss Remedies
Wed, 29 May 13 08:43:44 -0500
05/28/2013: Penelope from Alameda: "Thank you for all the responses. For Lloyd: To give you more history: I had a UTI infection about 2 months ago which was rare for me. I've only had a few my whole life. I did have a dental infection about 1 year ago. It was a raging infection that went on too long because I had a dead tooth so I couldn't feel the pain and didn't know the infection existed for a long time. I took a horrible antibiotic to clear the infection (called Flagyl) that made me sick for a few months after taking it. The infection went away with antibiotics and a root canal. No head injuries or lacerations. The hair loss started about 4 months ago. I don't take any medications except vitamins. I can't tell that eating anything in particular infames it. I have no food allergies that I'm aware of. I used to have acid reflux when I ate anything that was spicy or fried, but I cut those things out of my diet years ago. I have not been oversees since 2004. I don't eat any raw meat. I very rarely will get ringing in my ears - Ive had this for 10 years though. Thanks for all the suggestions. I very much appreciate it."
Re: Burning Scalp and Hair Loss Remedies
Wed, 29 May 13 08:43:22 -0500
05/28/2013: Penelope from Alameda, Ca: "Thank you Joy! I'm in the process of getting a new doctor and more tests. Hopefully this will turn up something. Thanks again."
Coconut Oil Helped Painful Case of Shingles
Wed, 29 May 13 08:42:38 -0500
[YEA] 05/28/2013: Debbie from Ny: "My boyfriend was diagnosed with Shingles. It was the left side of his face, from his eyelid up to his hairline. It was very painful. He was prescribed steroids and an anti viral medication. I immediately went to your site to see what else he could use to help the affected area. He uses coconut oil. It soothed the area, and it is helping the area heal faster. Thank you for all the great info you provide, it was extremely helpful. Sincerely, Debbie"
Flagyl Side Effects
Wed, 29 May 13 08:41:32 -0500
[SIDE EFFECTS] 05/28/2013: Penelope from Alameda, Ca: "I saw the prescription name "Flagyl" and I had to say something about this medication. I had to take this antibiotic for a severe tooth infection and it wrecked my body. I only took a 10 day dose. Although I never had any numbness that I recall, I got oral thrush and felt like I had the flu everyday for about 3 months after taking it. I only started to feel better after taking natural remedies to clean out my liver and detox my body. It took months to recover from it. That was now a year ago and my energy level has never quite returned to normal. There are many horror stories online about this antibiotic - if you don't feel right taking it ditch it immediatley and ask for something else if you absolutely must be on antibiotics. I wish I had."
Re: Apple Cider Vinegar Dosage for Asthma
Wed, 29 May 13 08:41:04 -0500
05/28/2013: Daisy from Hackensack,nj: "I have had asthma since my early 20's and also allergies. I just got over a bad asthma attack with a case of bronchitis and was placed by my pulmonologist on two different antibiotics, nebulizers and, of course, prednisone. I just found this site because I was trying to find a way of getting rid of the fluid overload as a result of using prednisone. Can anyone tell me exactly how much of the raw apple cider vinegar do I mix with the raw honey and water????? I'm really having a hard time walking and breathing because of this."
Castor Oil for Dry Eyes
Wed, 29 May 13 08:40:15 -0500
[YEA] 05/28/2013: Shruti from Virgina, USA: "I started having dry eyes suddenly since 2 months no diagnosis yet. I have tried everything from drops to warm compressions.. Started using castor oil 1 drop in each eye at bed time and WOW haven't had dry eyes since even if I skip a day I don't feel dry and don't need any drops either in the day time and my eyes are white white white. I saw this remedy online by some lady from Florida and I really want to thank her."
Chocolate and Sinus Issues
Wed, 29 May 13 08:39:36 -0500
05/28/2013: Mel from Arcata, California: "I have experienced sinus aggravation and severe headaches from chocolate. A physician suggested that it was the chemicals the chocolate was processed with that most likely was offending me. So after a couple of years of not eating chocolate I tried dark chocolate (not processed with alkali) and I did not have the headache. I am able to eat dark chocolate just fine!"
Help Requested for Stool Changes
Tue, 28 May 13 21:09:03 -0500
05/28/2013: Radical from Miami, Florida: "For some weeks now I've been noticing "carrot-like" chippings in my faeces. I have not visited a doctor because I'm wondering what remedy I can possibly take to rectify this. Has this happened to anyone? If so, what might be the internal cause of this?"
Re: Gallbladder Attacks
Tue, 28 May 13 21:07:17 -0500
05/28/2013: Rialou from Placentia, Ca: "I agree with Ti. The ACV treatment can help with pain but ultimately you want the suckers to NOT form in the first place. A change of diet is essential to avoid surgery, or even after you have surgery. I also agree with Mike who also said an ultrasound is necessary. In the meantime, though, eating more healthfully is NOT a scary thing to do, and the above diet works well. I do it a couple times a year, get relief, and don't have to buy any of the products they recommend on the site.
Please beware of cleanses or anything that claims to expel or dissolve gallstones. Your gallstones did not get there overnight, they will not leave overnight, and you could end up in the ER in the meantime. (This happened to a friend of mine when her bile duct clogged after attempting an overnight "remedy". The result? She had to have her gallbladder out anyway.)
Re: Sensory Nerve Damage Remedies
Tue, 28 May 13 21:05:34 -0500
05/28/2013: Mama To Many from Middle, Tennessee, Usa: "Dear Marie, Because I was taking so much Burdock Root, I bought the organic root, dried and powdered and made my own capsules. (I have a little capsule maker. ) I think I probably bought some initially that were pre-made capsules. I like to buy from places that have lots of reviews and can find brands that people have used a lot with success. My dried root came from mountain rose herbs. Burdock should not interfere with medications. It is considered a food by some cultures.
Regarding Peppermint Oil, I do recommend using organic oil as apparently in Peppermint Essential Oil, the toxins from sprayed peppermint are more concentrated than in most oils. I do not dilute it to use directly on the skin. It IS strong. Once you have it on your hands you do not want to touch your eyes or mouth. You could test a small area to see how sensitive you are to it. You could dilute it 1:1 with coconut oil or olive oil. Or dilute it more if it is still too strong. Also, because peppermint is a stimulant, you wouldn't want to cover a very large area of skin (like all of your legs or your whole trunk or something) as I think that can increase your blood pressure. Peppermint oil should not be used with homeopathic medications as it can interfere wtih that. I am not aware of it interefering with other medications. If you are concerned, you could use it at different times of the day than you use medications.
As far as it being neurotoxic, my understanding is that epileptics should not use it, but it is considered to be a nerve stimulant and indicated for that.
is where I read about it being used for nerve issues (except epilepsy. ) The lady who wrote this is very knowlegeable and careful about use of oils. She has used peppermint personally to heal health problems, not just treat symptoms.
Hope that helps!
Mama to Many"
Coconut Oil for Skin Issues
Tue, 28 May 13 21:05:10 -0500
05/28/2013: Braveheart from Vancouver, Bc: "Put organic coconut oil all over your body and pick off any black specs that come out of your pores. Look closely you will see them. Some call it morgellons but I think it is a parasitic fungus everyone has but it affects others differently or not at all. Once we started getting them out of my whole family, all our acne/bumps/rashes started to go away."
Re: Stabilizers in H2O2
Tue, 28 May 13 21:03:46 -0500
05/28/2013: Braveheart from Vancouver, Bc: "I used regular store hydrogen peroxide as a douche for a couple of nights when I had an infection and it was fine. Got rid of my infection. The only other think was to also put up vit. C 500mg not the chewable flavoured kind to restore the acidity and then a tablet of acidophilis to restore good bacteria. Gets rid of many vaginosis/yeast/stinky issues. I only did it about 3 times over a 2 year period but way better than taking antibiotics. Never tested for stabalizers or anything. I was fine. If you're bleeding and it is not your period time then you may have other issues, in my opinion, and you should go see your Dr. or try some nice soothing natural oils like conconut oil or olive oil up there to sooth the tissues."
Apple Cider Vinegar for Skin Tag
Tue, 28 May 13 16:46:39 -0500
] 05/28/2013: Ct from Somewhere in Texas, Usa: "I think what I had was a skin tag! The tag was on my back and I could only see it by holding a hand mirror above sholder level and viewing my back in the bathroom mirror. The tag was in the middle of my back, slightly to right (or to the left looking in the mirror! ). It had been there some time, and I paid it little attention. However, as it grew, I could feel it when leaning back in my office chair. It had grown to about the size and shape of a No2 Pencil eraser.
Fortunately, I could just reach it by extending my left arm over my right sholder, and so I taped a cotton ball soaked in ACV over it each night before going to bed. I did this every night for about sixty days (two - thirty band aids - packs) by which time the tag dissolved, leaving just a small spot about the size of a freckle or mole.
I learned early on to sleep on a towel as the Apple Cider Vinegar stained my sheets when I rolled over on my back during sleep. Marvelous stuff this ACV!"
Apple Cider Vinegar Lowered High Cholesterol
Tue, 28 May 13 16:45:18 -0500
] 05/28/2013: Migs from Leigh-on-sea, Essex, Uk: "On 25th May 2012, my overall cholesterol reading was 6.9, which is high. I decided to try organic apple cider vinegar to lower it. For the last year I have daily had a table spoon of high quality organic pure apple cider vinegar diluted with water in a large mug. I drank this once a day, straight after a breakfast of cold porridge, honey and soya milk. Initially it was hard to drink as it was a bit acidic tasting, but now I quite like it. Occasionally I would have it later in the day after a different meal, but it was mainly first thing in the morning.
At end of May 2013, my cholesterol had reduced to 4.1! I was amazed by this. There were no other changes to my lifestyle except sticking to only having any refined sugar (chocolate, sweets, cakes etc) every other day, rather than almost every day. Sometimes in the last year I would go 3/4 days with no refined sugar, but would have natural sugar via fruit. This is also quite a big change, but I am sure it's the vinegar that's the main cause of the massive reduction as I have always had some refined sugar in my diet.
Hydrogen Peroxide, Warmed Oil for Ear Wax
Tue, 28 May 13 16:38:21 -0500
] 05/28/2013: Allennz from Auckland, New Zealand: "I had impacted ear wax for the first time ever. I came upon your site 'by accident' (a happy one, thank you) three days ago after rejecting medical syringing, medical suction and after the prescribed ear-drop medication inflamed my ear. This morning I can hear, the wax is gone and I am very excited to have achieved this by myself - and with your help.
I read all of your entries and began with the most intensive - warmed H2O2 for 50minutes, then 30 then 20 throughout one day followed each time by warm water rinsing . While this did dislodge some flaked material it seemed so little and there was no change in symptomology. I guessed that either I had a larger mass and/or it had become stuck near or on the eardrum. I saw that some of you had recommended the use of warmed oil. So I ended the day by proceeding the H2O2 'treatment' with warm oil for five minutes then drained, and a 20min H2O2 session, rinsed, then again applied warm oil 25 min. Overnight I applied oil and a cotton wool 'plug' to keep it in. This morning I repeated the process and when it came to rinsing after the H2O2 a substantial amount of material came out and I could hear. I did apply some more oil and intend to repeat this process again this evening. If all is well then I shall continue with this remedy on a once a week rota as a preventative. My husband, who has had some awful syringe experiences now intends to use this method too. Thank you so much everyone for your contributions."
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