My mother in law had terribly painful phlebitis in her legs. She didn't know what to do, so me and my wife first searched for natural cures. Well, after reading the feedback from several people, we passed the simple recipe from Ted (lemon juice and baking soda). And wouldn't you know it, she called us back after a week, absolutely amazed, and said the pain was gone. She still talks about it. We're so happy to have found something so simple that actually helped and we want to tell other people to give it a try. Now, since being involved in a car accident, she's actually going to try the acupuncture we've been telling will help her with her pain. Small things can make a big difference. Glad to have found your site and like-minded people.
Ted Remedies, perhaps natural cures would be more accepted if they didn't say things like half to whole lemon/lime, baking soda until fizzing stops, and add water to half a glass. Ted, how big is this glass 300ml, 8oz, 950ml, 32oz.? Then you start talking about millivolts? I guess I am supposed to be a psychic and a scientist.
EC: Somewhat better instructions here: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/alkalizing_formulas.html
Glass size: 8 oz.
(Vancouver Bc , Canada)
I want to try the lemon-bicarbonate remedy for blood clots in my feet. I also have varicose veins. But I didn't see the exact amount of bicarbinate to use with the juice of a whole lemon. I did try the juice of one lemon and about 3/4 tsp.baking soda then I filled the glass half full of water. I did not taste the lemon juice but it was the same as drinking soda water, salty. It was supposed to taste like water so I must have put too much soda. Could you please send me the exact measurements. My half glass of combined liquid was probably about 6 oz. Also my doctor advised me to stay away from salt as my blood pressure is too high. Will using soda that is high in sodium increase my blood pressure? I cannot take the blood thinners as I have a bad reaction to them. Thank you for your help. Sincerely, Charlene.
Dear Ted, your remedy against Phlebitis works so well, it's absolutely amazing. I have varicose veins, they're not on the surface and so my legs look smooth, but on the inside the veins feel tense. I had Phlebitis three times before, the last time it lasted for 6 weeks and I was in so much pain, I thought I was going crazy.
I work in a shop, so there's lots of standing on my feet all day long. A few days ago, I sensed the first signs of an upcoming Phlebitis; a spot on my calf as large as my hand felt hot and inflamed. Aimed a cold shower at it and searched the condition here at EC. I had one lemon in the fridge (hurrah) and baking soda is always at hand in my house since I found EC, so I mixed teh two just like you said, filled the glass with water and drank it down. Within 30 minutes, the heat had left the spot on my leg! I could hardly believe it, but it's true. Thank you so much.
Thank you, Ted, for the lemon juice/baking soda remedy for phlebitis. My pain started two days ago, but I started your lemon juice/baking soda remedy twice a day yesterday and it is improving all ready. I can't thank you enough. I plan to continue this remedy until the pain is totally gone and then start your suggestion of 500 mg sodium ascorbic acid and 1/4 teas. baking soda in 1/2 a glass of water twice per day for about five days out of the week. Is this the correct dose or do you have other suggestions? I am going to be flying internationally for long periods of time in the next two weeks and am concerned about having a blood clot during the flight. I know flying is renown for the conditions that can cause a blood clot and that I should wear loose clothing, get up and move around, drink plenty of water. I am not a smoker. If you have any other suggestions for me or other travelers about preventing phlebitis, your help is greatly appreciated.
Thank you again Ted, I have good news to report. My brother, after only a few days on lemon-bicarbonate twice a day says that his phlebitis is practically gone (not only better). He has suffered with this leg's vein for three years and tried everything but after just 4-5 days of this remedy his pain is completely gone, he feels the vein "fresh" vs the "fire" he felt before. He cannot believe it... My mother who is 74 and has a lot of problems is feeling much better too. She didn't have any appetite, most of the times she wouldn't have dinner just because she didn't feel like eating (she also has memory loss, stomach problems, always exhausted, what seems a chronic cough etc.) after the same amount of days she says she is very hungry and that she can be active all day long. She is having three meals a day now!! Thank you so much for this really healing water!!! All the best, D
I've read with interest on this forum of the various problems that people have had with thrombocytopenia. In my case I was diagnosed with thrombocytopenia in Sept. 04. My platelet count was dropping steadily from 145[x10power9] to 99[x10power9] by Dec. 05. "Normal values are 150-400. I suffered from heavy bruising which was getting worse. I was prescribed prednilosone to reduce my auto-immune response.
However, after some research I decided to help myself. I stopped taking fish oils, flax oil and all omega 3 type oils. By April 06 my platelet count returned to normal values and I was discharged from the hospital. The doctor was amazed but didn't ask me any questions.
Looking back it was obvious to me that the omega 3 oils were to blame and I was mis-diagnosed with an auto-immune disease. At present I do not consume the so called "essential fatty acids" [omega 3 & 6] and my health is better than at any time in my life. For detailed information on "essential fatty acids" I thoroughly recommend Ray Peat's website.
(Buffalo, Ny, Usa)
I have had thrombocytosis for about 3 years and am taking a chemotherapy drug to lower my platelet count but this has now caused neuropathy in my legs. I am not diabetic. Would someone know how to lower the platelet count other than drugs. Thanks for your help.
I have used vitamin c for years for bleeding gums, bad nosebleeds and any other bleeding problems. I either take a stress vitamin with 500vit c or just a vit. c by itself -preferably a chewable one. Especially during menopause -taking 500 vit c every 3-4 hours will stop hemoraging and blot clots and normalize the flow. You must take it every 3-4 hrs. or it will start up again. It is better if at least one of the doses is a stress b vit with 500 added vit.c in it. I fell and hit my head on a concrete wall and opened a 4 inch gapin my scalp with excessive bleeding. I chewed 2 500 vit. c and immediately the bleeding completely stopped, helping me on the inside and outside of my head. I didn't have to have any drainage from fluid buildup inside my head and the wound healed very fast. Vit c normalizes the blood-helps with blood clots that are already there to help dissolve them and is so important is excessive bleeding that no one should ever go to the dentist or go into surgery without taking it if you bleed easily. It could save your life. I used to literally take a sheet to bed with me after haveing a tooth pulled to wipe the blood on. After I learned about vit c and took it before i went to the dentist, the bleeding stopped before I got off the parking lot. I really think I could have even done better without the cotton! Hope this helps someone keep from having an hysterectomy or other complications. I have used vit c for these things for over 30 years. I don't take it on a regular basis, mostly if I get sick with a cold or stomach flu which about 10 grams -I take it in peanut butter and syrup- the powdered vit c. Take 2 doses about a hour apart sometimes will kill stomach flu completely out if you catch it in time. Thanks.