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Boron Vs Borax   0  0   

Posted by Marty (Nashville, Tennessee) on 05/01/2009

I want to try the Borax detox regimen, but I do not want to ingest Borax as sold commercially. I purchased a bottle of liquid Boron from a sports nutrition company, which is 99.9% Boron. The suggested daily dose is one teaspoon for adults. Do I use this amount with the one liter or water (and sea salt), or do I still use the 1/8 teaspoon as listed on this site? The liquid Boron I bought is 20 parts per million (ppm). Thank you in advance for your input.

Brain Fog, Lupus   1  0   

Posted by Connie (Manitowoc, Wisconsin) on 07/29/2009

[YEA]  Hi Ted! God bless you for taking the time to help people with their health problems. I tried the borax on myself and feel soooo much better; my symptoms were/are similar to lupus, and Alzheimer's runs in my family. Since I tried the borax in water the other day (three days total, about 1/4 teaspoon per liter per day) I feel like my mind is much clearer and my stomach feels much lighter and more comfortable. My head used to feel very foggy, and I hurt all over. I also take 4,000mg or more ascorbic acid tablets and eat as many radishes as I can stomach. I was on Risperidone and Zoloft for two years and they didn't work nearly as well or as quickly. I feel 90% to 95% better and am absolutely amazed and delighted.

My question is, would you consider borax safe for cats? I would like to try adding it to my cat's water bowl. She's an indoor cat (used to live outside) who is 14 years old and doesn't have the energy or cheerfulness the other cats do.

Replied by Rhonda
Lakewood, Ca
08/08/2009
Isn't borax a cleaning product? Is there a special type that can be safely ingested?
Replied by Martina
Vancouver, Bc, Canada
11/21/2010
My cat seems to enjoy taking a couple of licks out my drink... So it's really just a trace amount that she has - and she seems to like it. She won't drink bottled water, or tap water or water from the cooler. She'll only do Brita water if it's fresh.

Buying Borax   0  0   

Posted by Scotty (United States) on 01/09/2015

In the United States...and possibly elsewhere, Borates...Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate is commonly labeled Tim-Bor. It's as pure as it gets...and as it's labeled/used for many items such as controlling decay in wood to killing Termites...as well as a laundry additive and the many uses mentioned on this site...if you're worried about fragrance, you can purchase it from sites that don't store it/ship it next to the laundry soap. One that I'm familiar with is http://www.loghomestore.com/1267-timbor-borate-powder.php where you can get 1-1/2 lbs for $11.95 US. Their market is the Builders who use big wood...Timbers and Logs, however it's the same stuff.

Posted by Donna (Townsville, AU) on 10/06/2014

Is there a brand of borax that is better to use or are they all alright?

Replied by Meeya
Sunnyvale, Ca
10/07/2014
I like 20 Mule Team.

Candida   0  0   

Posted by Susan (Nanango, Qld Australia) on 03/10/2013

Borax for systemic candida: Hi Ted. Have just started the Borax treatment at the rate of 1/8 tsp per litre of water. Have been sick for many years with chronic fatigue syndrome and am currently being tested for Lymes disease as well as other diseases. Have been diagnosed with parasites, blastocystis and another unknown. I have been treated for them and am going to have another test soon to see if they are erradicated. I also have systemic candida and am a very sick person. I am allergic to everything and have had over 400 allergy treatents. Will the borax treatment be able to kill systemic candida as well as blastocystis in case I still have them. I have heard they are very hard to eradicate. Would it be essential to take probiotics at the same time as I have developed a sensitivity to the particular brand I have been taking and they make me very unwell. Also, how long approx would I have to take it for to eradicate candida and can I take it indefinitely with the 3 day break every week?

Replied by Shonda
Arizona
07/31/2013
Susan, first with all that you listed, I would wonder if you live in a place with mold. The illness you have and chronic yeast issues are related to toxic mold exposure in buildings. And Lyme disease is really bad too. If you live in a place with water damage (mold) you need to leave ASAP and do NOT take your things with you or you will continue to cross contaminte your living space. Good luck. PS look for mold help on a yahoo group list. Take care, Shonda
Replied by Alice
Racine
08/01/2013
To clean items with mold, use oxine. it's great for disinfecting.
Replied by Jovana
Texas, Usa
12/13/2014
For systemic Candida do I take 1/4 ts twice a day after meals with water (one glass of 8 oz)? Thanks, Jovana

Chickenpox   1  0   

Posted by Carla (Greenville, NC) on 12/08/2008

[YEA]  I became a fan of borax when my son was 2 years old and had the chicken pox. His doctor told me to put him in a bath with borax and it would help with his itching. It was wonderful. He would sleep for hours after his borax fix. I used about 1 cup of borax in a tub of water deep enough to cover him. Now, I am trying to cut back my water usage. To do that I put a few oz. of borax in the bottom of a dixie cup and fill it with water. I pour it over my hair and rinse. Instead of using a cream rinse, I use a leave in spray rinse from my hair dresser. It helps save my well water, and my hair has never been so beautiful and soft. TRY IT!!!

Replied by Isis
Miami, FL
04/11/2009
Hi Carla,I read your posting about Borax in Earth Clinic and was wondering if you can answer a couple of questions. What Borax brand do you buy?

- Do you mix it with water to use it as a shampoo? -What amount of borax do you use in your hair? -Have you experience any hair loss for using borax? because is a laundry detergent Im trying to be careful for any side effects. I'm suffering a severe scalp infection, and read in Earth Clinic, borax can cure it.Thanks Carla

Replied by harmonious1
Littleville, SW
06/30/2009
Borax (found in the laundry aisle) is NOT detergent. It is a water softener, and helps detergents work better, but is not itself a detergent!

Children   0  0   

Posted by Zahi (Lahore, Pakistan) on 07/29/2012

borax can be used for the treatment of chest infection in kids???

Replied by Stacey
Trinity, Alabama,usa
10/14/2012
I read your question and I know it has been months since you asked but I hope this helps you for the future and I pray all is well http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/pneumonia_questions.html. This link mentions borax as part of a remedy for this.

Posted by Juju (Montague, Michigan, Muskegon) on 10/25/2010

My question is to see if anyone has experience with using Borax on their toddler. My sweet daughter has the most severe case of fluorosis. Her top 4 front teeth are decayed to the gumline. I believe from my ignorant taking of paxil for 15 years up until her 5th week of gestation. Sincerely, Julia

Colds   1  0   

Posted by Kristy (Lansing, Michigan) on 11/22/2007

[YEA]  Two of my kids have 'tried' to come down with colds during the last two weeks. When my son's hit, he was coughing so hard he was nearly vomiting. My daughter woke up coughing, a very sore throat and her voice was almost gone. Usually I have them do the inhaling of peroxide a few times a day and give them at least 1/4 cup of organic vinegar with 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, a little cinnamon and water each day. This time I added Borax water (1/8 teaspoon to 1 liter of water) to the mix-and their colds were gone in less than 12 hours. No one was more stunned than I was that it worked so fast! But I shouldn't have been surprised. I have had painful joints from fibromyalgia for years, but sometimes the pain in my right shoulder is almost unbearable (I'm right-handed). The last flare had been going on about 2 months and I was getting very little sleep, which was what spurred my finally giving in and trying the Borax. Within three days the severe pain was gone and I was back to just the normal pain! Now I just need to make myself drink it EVERY day and maybe all the pain will go away.

But, back to the original subject, everyone says there is no cure for the common cold. After what we saw earlier this month, I have to disagree!

Demodex Mites   0  0   

Posted by Lakota (Paha Sapa, South Dakota, Usa) on 05/16/2010

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  borax/dermodex mites

Hello, im new to all this but im so glad i found this site. I found it through searchs at curezone.com i knew i was dealin with nanoinsects and iv been using the exact measurements of borax and alittle Hydrogen Peroxide with a liter of water that Ted says to do. Iv been on it for about 5 days now and many many of the dermodex mites came to the surface of my skin. Its really gross, its all over my arms, shoulders and back. All over my stomach and legs. I dont know how i got it but i know i had it for many years since iv suffered from eczema all my life, im 27 yrs old now.

I really hope this stuff works quickly because as of right now i dont even want to go to the store. I got long sleeves but its really bad. I took a few baths with borax and i know its working. I always wanted to get to the source of the problem and attack it but i never found out how till now. No matter how long it takes i hope to be cleansed of all these nasty bugs. I also wanted to write and thank you for leading people to the truth and what most doctors wont tell us. So thank you from the bottom of my heart.

sincerly,
nick

Replied by Sayno2gmo
Vancouver, Bc, Canada
10/14/2011
Any updates? Did you completely rid yourself of the mites?
Replied by Nick
Usa
11/08/2014
I wanted to give an update. Back then when I did that cleanse I had the bad reaction and stopped because I was in alot of pain. I know now that I was so close, I should of kept with it. But now 4 years later I am doing the cleanse again and have been for the last week or so. I have been going by the guidelines of what Ted has said to do: 1/4 teaspoon in one liter of water and taking the 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda with a cup of water 2 times a day. I'm also adding the borox to my shampoo and body wash. One thing that happened sometime after I stopped the cleanse back in 2010, I had to get cataract surgery. I don't know if it was because it was from drinking the borax or I might of got it in my eyes when used the saturated solution on my face. I will be more careful this time. I notice when I do the borox cleanse my eyes feel itchy and watery. Hopefully things will be okay with my eyes while doing the cleanse. As for my skin, I know it's gonna get bad before it's gets better. I'm glad to have found this site and remedy because I always wanted to get at the root cause and not just treat the symptoms.

Diluting Borax   0  0   

Posted by Sherry (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 09/27/2013

I will be going to Cuba in the near future. I have just started Borax - less than 1/8 tsp in a litre of water. Can I add Borax to it because coconut water is all I am going to be drinking when I am there for a week?

Thank you. Sherry

Replied by Prioris
Fl, Usa
09/27/2013
In order for Borax to be effective it needs magnesium so I would take it with a little magnesium if your body tends to be deficient in it.

Dishes   2  0   

Posted by Monica (Rutland, Vermont) on 11/25/2011

Ahhhhh!!! I am sooo confused.. I just started making my own dishwasher detergent with Borax (Mule Team) and Arm & Hammer Washing Soda, and was about to make a batch of Laundry detergent using the same ingredients, Now I read that I should not be using Borax ( especially in Dishwasher ) because it could be leeching into my dishes therefore my food and making us sick... Can someone PLEASE calm my fears? Or at least tell me the real truth? Trying to be green and healthy as well as save money.

Also, if Bleach was accidently mixed with a detergent that I didn't know had ammonia in it, (another homemade cleaner),could it have damaged my or whomever used it lungs, and would the symptoms show immediately? Daughter has been sick for a month with lung issues, and now I am thinking back to that homemade bathroom cleaner, she does have allergies, and it is that season at our house, dust, pets, pollens etc.. So maybe I am just panicking...

Replied by Francisca
Zug, Zug, Switzerland
12/01/2011
Monica, you are not the only one trying to do your best but never quite knowing exactly what the best is or whether what you are trying out might harm you or your family! I always wonder why in the 21st century there is so much disinformation around..... I am in a permanent state of confusion so you are not the only one!
Replied by Sarah
Thornton, Co
05/15/2014
Borax isn't toxic on your dishes even if there's an invisible film. You can take it internally for many health benefits.

Posted by Piper (Toronto, On) on 09/05/2010

[YEA]  Add a tbsp to dishwasher and cut amount of soap in half. Best clean ever. Clear glasses. Also seems to eliminate the crud that sticks to dishes. Can also use baking soda. Now I use 1/2 borax and 1/2 baking soda mix.

Posted by Elaine (Edmond, USA) on 06/07/2008

[YEA]  I tried mixing my dishwasher detergent with Borax and found my dishes and glasses sparkled. Not a spot on them. I no longer have to buy Jet Dry.

Dosage   0  0   

Posted by Pinch (London, England) on 03/04/2015

[SIDE EFFECTS]  Hi everyone,

I have to say this site is very enlightening! I have been using Borax 20 team Mule for about 8 weeks now. Dosage 1/4 tsp in a pint of distilled water with 7 drops of Lugol's iodine and a splash of apple cider vinegar. Consumed each day.

Right now I am in a lot of pain, actually I am finding it hard to write, otherwise I would be far more polite.

I am 52 going on 53, male. 6'2", weigh about 90kg, I don't carry a lot of fat. Around 3 years ago I started to experience a lot of pain around my joints, shoulders and back.

I am a landscape gardener and sometimes the work is extremely physically labour intensive as I do a lot of garden construction. I live in London and a lot of the gardens are inaccessable to machines, diggers and the like, so it's all by hand.

I have noticed that after a hard day at the office that the morning after my body feels like its on fire and the pain is everywhere. My body is also very stiff all over and takes about 2 hours to limber up. I am inclined to believe that I have fibromyalgia like symptoms.

Since taking Borax I have noticed improvements in finger joints, knees and elbows. They feel stronger and less sensitive.

Right now though I have developed extreme pain in my right hip and I think it is the joint itself, also my right leg is numb along its length. I am not able to walk more than a few steps as the pain is unbearable. I have also developed a chest infection which seems to be clearing somewhat but this morning I was coughing up a disgusting green sputum.

Over the last 2 months or so I have been working hard on my house in preparation to sell it and move lock stock and barrel's to South West France where we own a very old farm which needs restoring from top to bottom. Part of my prep has been to try and rid myself of these physical ailments so that I will be fit and healthy for the work ahead which is considerable.

I have never had problems in my hips and if this problem persists then I will be fit for nothing. I have 2 sons aged 15 and 7 and we had daughter last September so you see I need all my strength most importantly for them and the wife. I think I might have overdosed on the Borax.

Any advice would be much appreciated. Kind regards, Julian

Replied by Nanowriter
Hotspot, Texas
03/04/2015
Julian, I suspect that when we are generally low in vitamins and minerals, it is possible that supplementation can exacerbate other deficiencies.

Going on this premise, you might want to look into the vitamins that tend to be depleted by boron--possibly vit d, calcium and especially magnesium. High vitamin A may help with the lung infection issue.

Replied by Iowama
Usa
03/04/2015
Dear Pinch, I am sorry you are in such pain and I have not used Borax. We share a background in hard horticultural work, however, and I am going to throw out a few things that have stopped the pain that used to wake me up in the night. My pain was in my hands, neck, and ankles and, after doing a lot of reading, I found help through simple changes. I did drink a tea made from vinegar for a while, but later amended my diet to keep my body alkalized. I started drinking a lot more unflouridated water and stopped most alcohol, all flour, sweets, and dairy. These last 4 are common sources of inflamation. I don't know about you, but some of the joints that were painful actually looked reddish each morning. Now my joints are the same color as the skin around them and I rarely feel morning stiffness. In fact, your letter reminded me that I hadn't given stiffness a thought in many months. The thing about this site is that one never knows what things have already been tried, but perhaps you may find something useful here. Good luck to you.

Pinch, If I may add another comment, I just remembered another change I made that helped joint pain and stiffness. It was just the simple taking of a couple of calcium capsules per day. Now I have switched to drinking homemade bone broth instead. My feeling is that you had damaged joints and now have fibromyalgia as well.

Replied by Pinch
London, England
03/08/2015
Here is a link with great information re fluoride:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH_y3Cw8MVg

Replied by Pinch
London, England
03/08/2015
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]   Many thanks for taking the time to reply to my post Nanowriter and Iowama. I have also written a couple of emails to Ted but so far no reply, which is not suprising considering his difficulties.

I have done a lot of reading on Borax and in 1 article found on the internet somewhere it stated that Borax can bring on a Herxheimer reaction resulting in stiffness and pain in the shoulders in hips accompanied by numbness in hands and feet.

This indeed happened to me in a big way, first in the shoulders which subsided after a few days. Sometime later I noticed similar side effects in my right leg and then my hip which became excruciatingly painful and the pain extended down to my right knee. These areas are still very painful but it is beginning to lessen. I think I am having a Herxheimer reaction. I have always been an avid brusher of teeth using fluoridated toothpaste and I am convinced that this is part of the reason for my plight. I also discovered that it is possible that I am being decalcified. Apparently the sciatic nerve can be severely calcified from fluoride and the decalcification process is not on the list of great ways to have a good time. These articles go on to say that the Herxheimer reaction is a sign of healing and not to give up, so I have kept going. 10 weeks into it now.

I know that throughout my life I have subjected my body to gruelling feats of endurance as this my OTTP nature. You always pay the price somewhere down the line but hopefully it is not to late to put things right and also learn a bit of moderation.

I am now alkalising with Bicarb and also taking high doses of ascorbate acid, epsom salts in baths and internally. The baths are wonderful!

I have a big "L" plate on my back in regards to alternative remedies but I am a firm believer that God has provided everthing we need in nature for healing. The problem it seems is that we systematically consume food that is not beneficial to health and that medical science loves a sick population to maximise their profits. "For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil." History provides all the evidence we need of this sad fact.

Many thanks again and good health to you always! Julian

Replied by Steven
Pennsylvania, Usa
04/20/2015
I don't think you overdosed but I read that for persons with RA they often get worse before they get better. Hang in there or reduce your dose if you feel you must but I think in a few weeks you will find that there will be improvement. Research the herxheimer reaction possible with borax. Read about it at http://www.health-science-spirit.com/borax.htm


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