Latest Q&A

  Is Borax Safe to Consume?
Mon, 14 Apr 14 11:39:40 -0500

04/14/2014: Bill from San Fernando, Philippine: "Hi Sean...The dosage of Borax that Walter Last recommends is much less than what Ted from Bangkok recommends on this site. Ted recommends taking an 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of Borax mixed in a liter of water. You should drink this water throughout the day -- the whole liter of this water/borax -- for five days a week. This means your supplementing 500 mgs to 1000 mgs a day using Ted's borax remedy.

From his book Overcoming Candida, Walter Last recommends one teaspoon of borax(5 gms to 6 gms borax) in a liter of water. Then add just one teaspoon of this borax water to a drink and take it once a day. Walter Last also specifies a max dose of 100 mgs borax a day. So this dose is therefore far less than Ted's dose of 500 mgs to 1000 mgs of borax supplemented with a liter of water every day.

Dr Rex Newham took borax twice a day to successfully cure his own case of severe arthritis. His dosage was only 30 mgs borax twice a day. See this link for his research.

I've been taking borax at Ted's higher dosage(1000 mgs a day) regularly for over 8 years with no side effects. If you look up the MSDS on Borax -- you'll find that it has similar toxicity to ordinary table salt(sodium chloride) for rats. I supplement borax to kill fungus and mycoplasma as well as for its great ability to get rid of fluoride from the body.

MSDS for Borax(Sodium Tetraborate)

MSDS for Sodium Chloride(Salt)"

Re: Magnesium Oil Helped Libido
Sun, 13 Apr 14 20:38:17 -0500

04/13/2014: Jo from 0: "Lost libido, ability to have orgasm, and natural lubrication (and inability to lose weight, zero energy, focus, etc, etc) in '94 following mastectomy and chemo. Multitude of drs no help. During hospitalization for pancreatitis in Feb. '13 (20 days), I got b 12 injections for 7 days. Drs later decided I wasn't really deficient, but within days, I had surge of libido. Over next 6 months lost 50 lbs, rediscovered muscle and concentration, etc. Effect started dropping off. Taking oral 5000 mcg but weight loss hasn't picked up. Just started using patch. Libido is improving again. Orgasm too. Following paleo diet (stopped chronic sinusitis and psoriasis). Using many supplements recommended here including mg (great for restless legs but no effect on libido), maca , vit d, vco, Apple Cider Vinegar and more. They helped with many things but not libido. Will continue experimenting. Definitely feel b 12 caused my turn around. Wish my various drs were less hidebound. Shame to spend 20 years begging for help and one simple blood test revealed it."

  Is Boron Safe to Use for Body Pain?
Tue, 01 Apr 14 08:32:42 -0500

04/01/2014: Archie from Australia: "For those that are curious about Borax this is probably the greatest article I have ever read...and I read thousands per year:"

  Treatment for Hair Loss and Scalp Infection
Tue, 25 Mar 14 22:18:48 -0500

03/25/2014: Judy from Yakima, Wa: "I also have very dry and itchy scalp. I went on a vegy fruit and meat diet as I was allergic to every thing. I found a shampoo and conditioner called free and clear has no bad stuff in it that I sometime use. I also at night do a bath with epson salt and soda I dunk my head in it a few times then dry my hair in the am I wash it out and use free and clear conditioner and put a cap on it and a towel for about 1/2 hr then rinse good and dry and comb out let it air dry. I also make my own shampoo I use sometimes 1/2 c water, 1/4 c liquid castile soap, 2 tsp avocado oil, 1 tsp vegetable glycerin 10 drops each peppermint oil, tea tree oil, jojob oil, rosemary oil, lavender . My hair is starting to grow and my head doesn't itch so I hope this helps someone :)"

  How to Conquer the Swallowing Urge?
Thu, 20 Mar 14 22:52:55 -0500

03/20/2014: Sherri from Idaho: "Just started myself. I find if I put a paper towel in a glass and keep it handy I relax and know that in an "emergency" I can spit the oil out and start over. The only problems so far is one time I had a need to sneeze and another time a need to cough due to tickle in throat. (The paper towel is to catch drips, if any) and also can be neatly put in trash after."

  Op Before or After Brushing Teeth?
Thu, 20 Mar 14 22:52:34 -0500

03/20/2014: Sherri from Idaho: "I guess I'm still nervous due to the fact I have implants. It's quite amazing that the oil could be that potent, but I have had health issues, so want to understand. I have controlled infections in my mouth effectively with grapefruit seed extract. Since I started oil pulling I put three drops on tooth brush and sprinkle a little pure salt on it as well before brushing. This is after I oil pull. Any problems with that? My mouth feels really clean. Also, several have said they're using olive oil. Before I found this site, I read that's not helpful. The Ayurveda sites say sesame or sun flower oil. Others say coconut oil. I've been using that because I have it and it has been helping me with other things. Which oil is really best?"

  Can Oil Pulling Be Done by Children?
Wed, 19 Mar 14 15:09:45 -0500

03/19/2014: Cking from Oklahoma: "Yes, it can definitely be done by children. My daughter started oil pulling when she was 7 and she loves the flavor of the sesame oil that we use and sometimes even asks if she can oil pull. She doesn't do it everyday as I do but multiple times a week. The only issue she has is when she has to rinse with the baking soda and salt water but she still manages."

  Psoriasis and Macrobiotic Diet
Sat, 15 Mar 14 19:07:12 -0500

03/15/2014: Spencer from Wa: "I know the original post is pretty old, but as a chemist I can't let people get away with saying that a pH of 6.4 is acidic, it is actually very neutral."

  Which Form of Magnesium Would Be Best W/ Weak Kidneys?
Fri, 14 Mar 14 07:52:45 -0500

03/14/2014: Delfina from Dubai: "Is NIGARI flakes which is used in tufo can be taken for magnesium deficiency? How? Thank you very much for the input."

  Is Borax Safe to Consume?
Mon, 14 Apr 14 11:39:40 -0500

03/13/2014: Sean from Australia : "Very confused about dosage info. Newman and Last recommend 1 teaspoon per litre of water as concentrate and to take 2 Teaspoons per day of this. This site suggests much smaller amounts - 1/4 teaspoon in litre of water. Why such big difference? Which is correct? Sean"

  Quick Smoking Months Ago, Now Using DMSO in Humidifier
Tue, 11 Mar 14 22:17:40 -0500

03/11/2014: Ronald from Lima, Peru: "For lung cancer patients and COPD, MMS has been used effectively in a humidifier. Can DMSO also be added? MMS and DMSO are combined for oral dosage and transdermal application with good results."

  Demodex Infestation: Scalp, Eyes, Etc.
Tue, 11 Mar 14 20:43:28 -0500

Thanks, Mary

' order by ModifiedDate desc limit 1 -->03/11/2014: Mary from Saskatchewan, Canada: "Hi Susan from San Francisco: I am so glad for you got rid of this nightmare. I am going through it myself. I am wondering a few things. Firstly, how much borax went into the 1/4 cup water, 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar? Also did you use the good organic vinegar? Or just the grocery store stuff? Did you leave the ACV water borax on your skin or did you rinse it off. It looks like you did not rinse. Did it hurt.

Thanks, Mary"

Apple Cider Vinegar for Canker Sores
Tue, 11 Mar 14 08:56:02 -0500

03/11/2014: Matthew from Pomona, Ny: "I have had Canker sores on and off my whole life. I was recently on vacation and had two painful ones right next to each other. I tried dipping a qtip in apple cider vinegar and holding it on the sores.... It was instant relief. I have used prescribed medicine in the past but this worked just as good or better that. 2 thumbs up for Apple Cider Vinegar."

  How to Use Borex to Cure Mites
Sat, 08 Mar 14 08:47:53 -0600

03/07/2014: Cher from Ny: "I have mites on my hair, scalp, and body. Someone please help- It has gotten out of hand"

  Oil Pulling Questions for Ted
Fri, 07 Mar 14 09:25:47 -0600

03/06/2014: Klh31508 from Cincinnati, Oh: "I have heard that OP has some detox effects, such as heavy metals and other good health benefits. My question is I take medications, for many things, however of most concern is Coumadin. When I hear the word detox I fear that it will pull the coumadin from my system as well. I have done some fad diet detox, and this seems to happen, I just wondered if anyone could speak to this subject. Will it lower the circulating dose of medications?

Thanks, KLH31508"

  Want to Know Treatment of Lichen Planus
Mon, 03 Mar 14 08:28:03 -0600

03/02/2014: Ame from New York: "I have had lp for three years. I have been on steroids pills and topical creams. I continue to have flare ups and my skin is very marred. What can I use on my skin to help fade all of the marks?"

  Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method Caused Tongue to Turn Yellow
Sun, 02 Mar 14 08:41:51 -0600

03/02/2014: Andy from Australia: "Hi John,

I used to rinse my mouth with a 3% solution of HP and my tongue went black! (black hairy tongue syndrome)

I continued to rinse with it and it went away after a few days. I believe it's something to do with killing the bacteria. Yellow tongue? Not sure about that but maybe similar.

I bought fifteen litres of 50% HP a couple of years ago (oxy bleach for laundry/food grade) and dilute same to 6% (for cleaning) and then further down to 3% for oral use incl. teeth brushing.

I used to inhale it (just less than 3%) when my chest got tight (from smoking) and it generally relieved the tightness.

I cannot remember why I stopped but I'm back into it now as I have to have surgery shortly and I believe it will help with the anesthesia as I still smoke.

If your HP burns, then dilute it further. Some recommend not to go over 1% for oral applications but I can tolerate 3% - everybody is different I guess.

I have heard it's safe to drink at 1 cap @ 3% (10mm?) per one litre of water in a bottle (Ted from Thailand) although I've never done it myself.

Good luck and good health."

  Bumps on Face
Fri, 28 Feb 14 08:52:28 -0600

02/27/2014: Mary from Saskatchewan, Canada: "Were you referencing Tony Panterlleresco? He has a channel on youtube called and teaches people how to use herbs and vitamins minerals to cure all kinds of ailments. Youtube has a really good interview on the Patric Timpone show."

  What Is Best to Dissolve/ Expel Calcium Oxide Kidney Stones?
Mon, 24 Feb 14 11:51:45 -0600

02/24/2014: Stoneguru from Omaha Nebraska: "Unfortunately, there is really nothing that is known to dissolve calcium oxalate stones. They are the hardest type of stone material and just won't dissolve. There is also no clear, official scientific information on the effectiveness of chanca piedra but it's not likely to do any harm either.

My main purpose in making this posting is to warn about the use of vinegar for the treatment of stones. Vinegar is a dilute solution of acetic acid and this causes an extra acid load on the body. Such an alternation in the normal acid/base balance requires the body to retain urinary citrate to keep the blood acid level properly balanced. This urinary citrate is the body's main defense, other than fluid volume, against the creation of kidney stones so any treatment that reduces urinary citrate is likely to cause more stones, not less. I would urge anyone reading this who is using vinegar treatment for kidney stones to stop and it is probably doing more harm than good."

  Which Is the Best Oil?
Mon, 24 Feb 14 08:28:50 -0600

02/23/2014: Druid from Vancouver, Canada, Canada: "First time trying oil pulling.....I used castor oil and some drops of oregano oil. Found it a little hard to get used to but did it for only 5 minutes then spat out the milky white residue.....well.....I got the best nights sleep I had in a long time....

2nd night I changed to Sesame seed oil and really preferred the castor oil for some reason....funny enough, I got a great nights sleep after that too.....

I will stick to the castor oil.oregano mix and monitor the patterns.

Thanks for everyone who shares this human experience forum"



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