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Baking Soda for HPV Wart on Tongue

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Posted by Audrey (Surrey, Bc) on 10/30/2009
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My son is two and got HPV on his tongue. The doctor said that he could have the wart removed by surgery but I was not keen on that. My son has eczema and instead of bathing in in a bubble bath we bath him in baking soday to calm his itchy skin. He liked to pour the powder into the water and one day he poured a small amount on the ledge of the tub. He put his finger in it and said yum! It became a daily routine for now 3 weeks and his wart on his tongue in totally gone. Now that H1N1 is rappant, our entire family is now drinking baking soda. We are believers!

Replied by Amirah
(Johns Creek, Ga)

Also, try rubbing Extra Virgin Coconut Oil on his body as much as possible. It is a great super healthy oil that boost your metabolism when swallowed and it kills bacteria on the skin. I hope this helps and glad to hear your son is doing so well. (-;

Bed Wetting

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Posted by Harm (Greenville, Sc) on 04/18/2013

What helps a kid stop wetting the bed?????? Help!!! Single mom of two boys...

Replied by Joy
(Battleground, Wash)

There is a monitor you put in the pants that when it gets wet it sounds an alarm to wake them so they begin to connect with the wetting event as it is happening. Eventually they wake up and make it to the bathroom before the alarm. One of my kids and one grandchild used one.

Seems to run in families if there is one bedwetter, then you can have a child that is a bedwetter.

One alarm was $50 the other was $1000. Shop around.

Also, some food colors can make bladder leaky in adults and children.

Also, tension from personality or stress can cause muscles to fail and bladdr and bowel leaks in adults and children.

Replied by Somewhere In Texas
(Austin, Usa)

Please read the article on about bedwetting. I encourage you to read the entire article. I was a bedwetter as a child, believe me this is worse for your kid than it could ever be for the adults.

Replied by Louwrence
(Rustenburg, North West, South Africa)

Hi Joy, bedwetting can also be caused due to fear of a parent usually the father, something to think about. I have never come across a case where it was not the case, in one instance it was the mother.

Replied by Connie
(Slc, Utah, Usa)

Hi Harm; Bedwetting, or nocturnal enuresis, may be associated with B12 deficiency.

Here's a link to a study:

Replied by Joy
(Battleground, Wash)

I had one child out of three that struggled and my son had one of two that struggled. That son was never a bedwetter. My mom had one of five and my spouses family had one of four kids that wet the bed.

I asked around trying to figure out how to help my bedwetter, read books and tried not to traumatize the child with the issue.

Replied by Tamara
(Fort Collins, Colorado, Usa)

Wow! Thanks Somewhere in Texas for that link to the article about constipation causing bedwetting. It makes so much sense that that would be the cause. Especially when you put together other remedies that people have put forth over the years; avoiding gluten, dairy, or other food allergens, adding minerals and vitamins that help, honey, apple cider vinegar, etc. Constipation is a problem that can cause so many other troubles, including needing an appendectomy! It is such a simple solution, although it may be hard to cure. Thanks for shedding a little light. This is why I love the internet.

Replied by Nick

They are called bedwetting alarms. Malem Ultimate and Chimmie Premium are good brands and cost around $100. I have yet to find an alarm that costs $1000, as you mentioned. Could you provide a link? I'm really curious.

Bed Wetting
Posted by Callarlilly (Virginia Beach, Va, United States) on 12/01/2012

Hello, My 14 yr-old Step Son suffers from PTSD and Autistic like delays / symptoms due to 12 years of neglect and abuse from his previous living environment. Needless to say, he still wets the bed nightly (occasionally during the day also for a myraid of reasons).

Over the last 2 years, his Father and I (as well as his PCM, Psychiatrist and Counselors) have dedicated:

- countless hours of therapy
- sleepless nights (getting up every hour to pee only to discover he's wet the bed in between time)
- changes in diets (increased water and cranberry/apple juice intake, minimal to no sugary sweets or beverages, minimal exposure to dyes, carbohydrates & glutens)
- changes in bedding (plastic air matress with hypoallergenic bedding)
- changes in routines (no fluids after 7p.m. and reminders every 30 minutes to pee)

in efforts to potty train and relieve my Step Son of this heavy burden.

All to no avail... Yet. Although we are scheduled to seek the wisdoms of a Urologist, I am a firm believer in the balance between "Modern" & "Alternative" medicines and tend to wonder what more could we be doing holistically.

I also find it important to note that in the morning, my Steppy's room smells very heavily of amonia & fish from the previous night's wetting.

Any hints, tips or suggestions? Callarlilly

Replied by Carolyn
(Renville, Mn)

Emotional Freedom Technique. If he can't be touched or do it himself, you can do surrogate tapping. Google these. Very easy to learn & do, & info is free.

Replied by Louwrence
(Rustenburg, North West, South Africa)

Hi Carlalilly, Acording to Louise Hay the metaphysical cause of bedwetting is fear of a parent, usualy the father. And I have seen this in countless children. One guy was still wetting his bed at 18. It is a difficult problem to solve.

Replied by Pam
(Austin, Texas)

It could be as simple as constipation. This article in the NYTimes explains....

Replied by Connie
(Slc, Utah, USA)

Hi Callarlily; Urinary incontinence may be from a neurological dysfunction. It is also included as one of the neurological symptoms of B12 deficiency. B12 has been used to help treat PTSD and ASD.

Replied by Anon

The poor boy. 14 years old is a difficult age- I wouldn't refer to it a potty training. In this case I would think he needs good quality b vits and zero sugar, zero fruits and zero fruit juice including zero cranberry. Has he been checked for glucose intolerance/ diabetes? Children from broken homes sometimes carry the burden of the emotions of their parents and themselves it's a tragedy but a challenge that can be overcome. Liquids of any kind are symbols of emotions and in the teenage years these emotions are very confusing and heightened and are not always expressed in the most obvious way. Just a few ideas for you.

Replied by Me
(Toronto, On, Canada)

Somebody mentioned here excess calcium in the body, check that.

Bed Wetting
Posted by Amanda (Hillsboro, Wisconsin) on 10/22/2012
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I have 3 children that wet the bed, One is 8 year old girl, one is 6 year old boy and a 4 year old girl. I had read online that Cal Mag Zinc tablets help stop bedwetting for children. So I decided to try it on my older two. Well, It worked! I went to Walgreens and got a cheapo bottle of Calcium, Magnesium, and Zinc. My 8 year old gets 1 1/2 tablets before she goes to bed, My 6 year old gets 1 tablet before he goes to bed. They completely stopped bedwetting and have not wet the bed scince they started the tablets!!!!!

Replied by Kristina
(Albuquerque, Nm)

I read your post my 8 year old has the same problem. Did you buy cal mag zinc tablets for kids or adults?

Bed Wetting
Posted by Monica (Queens, Ny, Usa) on 07/20/2012

Hi all. I am a frequent visitor at Earth Clinic and want to share what has worked for me.

1) Plantar Warts- I tried everything you could imagine at the drug store, nothing worked. UNTIL.... I read on Earth Clinic that Apple Cider Vinegar would work. My whole family (5 of us! ) got plantar warts and they are pretty painful. I think it started at the pool. Anyway, I put an ACV soaked cotton ball on the affected foot every night and fixed it there with either a huge bandage or even duct tape (yes, duct tape is good, it suffocates the wart). I would remove it in the morning. The warts all disappeared within 2 weeks, never to return. You MUST be consistent and the longer you can have it covered in ACV the better, meaning if you could wear it to work, then do it.

2) Bedwetting- My daughter has suffered with nightly bed-wetting for a long time now, she just turned 10 this year. After trying everything imaginable the last most simple trick we tried worked! Someone had once mentioned that its possible her insides were "cold". I always thought there might be a relation since my oldest did also wet the bed but only till she was 5. And for her it was as simple as not putting the AC on at night, just a fan. But that wasn't the case for my second daughter. So I put a heating bag on her bladder area every night for about 1.5 months. On the very first night she woke up dry. This was a small miracle. She actually woke up dry every night after that but I kept the heating bag routine for fear it would come back. After a month and a half we decided to try sleeping without the bag with great success. I suggest this very simple trick to anyone who is dealing with this.

Bed Wetting
Posted by Heather (Charlotte, Nc) on 06/03/2012
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My son has struggled with bed wetting all his life as did his father when he was young (until he was around 15). He is now 7 and this has been a source of embarrassment for him now that he is older. He recently had a strep throat infection that I treated with cayenne pepper (In pill form because he would not take a tea). His strep eased up within two hours of his first dose of cayenne but I continued to treat him for a few days to be sure it didn't come back. After day 3 I noticed he hadn't wet the bed since taking the pills. I gave him one pill twice a day for the strep but have continued to give him just one a day since. It has been several weeks now and he has not had a single accident! He is so proud and excited as we have tried everything.

I wanted to pass this along in hopes that it might help other kids with a similar issue. Just FYI he wet the bed almost every single night prior to the cayenne. I do suggest taking it halfway through a meal as it may burn a bit on an empty stomach.

Blackstrap Molasses

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Posted by Jess (Columbus, OH) on 05/06/2009
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My 22 month old was diagnosed as being anemic because of low iron count last month his iron count was 10pts the average is 12pts or higher. We had already been giving him high iron food and a vitamin with iron in it and nothing would bring the count up. The pediatrician gave us an iron drop supplement to give him, i didnt feel comfortable giving it to him because of all the side effects. Someone told me to try black strap molasses because it was high in iron. So i gave it a try and in 3 weeks his iron count went from 10pts to 14pts!!! We just gave it to him in his soymilk bottle.

Bloated Stomach

Posted by Orang_melayu (Limbang, Malaysia) on 08/03/2012

Malay people have a tradition to treat baby bloating and stomach ache, that is, wrapping crunched betel leaves and betel nuts around the navel area of the baby. The betel nuts is first crunched in the mouth to mix them with saliva before putting it with the betel leaf paste. It looks grotesque but many Malay mothers swear that it works.

It is still practised in my family today.

"Is the contents really beneficial to the baby?" What is your expert knowledge dear herbalists and Ted from Bangkok? Most importantly, what are the effects of the things in the mixture?

Your responses are much appreciated!

Bloated Stomach
Posted by Becs4877 (Gisborne, New Zealand) on 09/27/2011

Hi there. My almost-2 year old daughter has had a firm, bloated stomach on and off for quite some time. She is a wonderful eater and has a very healthy diet so haven't thought too much of it. She doesn't appear to be in any pain, her tummy is just noticably bloated or full a lot of the time. I've been to my Chinese doctor who seems to think it's her spleen and a blockage in her stomach. My Chinese doctor is also sourcing a children's 'wellness' tonic for her as we speak.

I've had a look online - they mention everything from gluten/lactose intolerance to too much fructose? She eats a lot of fruit - could this be adding to it? Her stools are quite soft. Has anyone come across this? Could she just be overeating or is it possibly an intolerance to something? She's had a winter of constant colds and sickness, so clearly her immune system is not functioning as well as it should be. Love to hear your thoughts! Thanks!! Rebecca

Replied by Gavin
(Manganui, Northland, New Zealand)

For kids that age always think worms first, they seem to pick them up like a magnet.

Replied by Becs4877
(Gisborne, New Zealand)

That's a point - thanks Gavin. It would certainly explain her wonderful appetite for food!! Can it also cause bloating do you think? Will work to eliminate this from the possibilities. Appreciate this, thanks

Replied by Ted
(Bangkok, Thailand)
385 posts

Take B50, or vitamin B complex. Her inability to digest food is due to low digestive enzymes and her low liver nutrients. The B50 will take care of liver nutrients and the digestive enzymes will help prevent bloated stomach. Constant colds, is low immune systems primarily zinc and lysine will help that.


Replied by Gavin
(Manganui, Northland, New Zealand)

Absolutly agree Ted.. Vitamin C helps fight off the cold in a day, but with Zinc you don't even get it in the first place.


Posted by Humble (L.a., Ca.) on 11/19/2013

Can a newborn take magnesium chloride and iodine for candida fungi, and what are the pros and cons? thank u much.

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee, Usa)

Dear Humble,

I think if a breastfeeding mom took magnesium and iodine then the baby would get it in breastmilk, which would be okay. I don't think those would be my first choice for treating candida in a newborn.

Is the newborn nursing? What are the symptoms of candida that you see? Is there anything else that you have tried? How old is the baby? Do you know how the infection came about?

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Ed2010

Hi Humble,

Don't conclude your new born has Candida. Or what made you to conclude that. All the newborns will have white fungal growth in their tongue, this is normal. And will change after 1 year. Just keep breast feeding, it will develop the immunity.

Good Health.


Posted by Jsingh (Mon, Canada) on 01/23/2009

Would appreciate if you could provide any help on this post. My son who is turning seven soon has had cavities fro some time. The cavities have seem to gone out of control as some of his teeth have degenerated also. We went to see a dentist and they are talking about extraction of some teeth and also about filling in some. I was quite discouraged as we have always watched on his health. We have not used flouride toothpastes and haven't given him a lot of sugar. However for around a month now I have incorporated Xylitol as a sugar substitute in his milk and he also chews xylitol chewing gum. In addition I have introduced Butter oil(clarified butter) along with multi Vitamin in his diet. He has also been introduced to consuming eggs and his intake of milk also increased, another thing I have added in his diet is wheat germ. These dietary changes were incorporated after reading Nutrition and Physical degeneration by Dr Weston Price.

In addition I have him use Tooth soap for cleaning, followed by tooth swish of himalayan crystal salts which has remineralizing capabilities I guess, in addition also have him swish for a minute diluted oregano oil which definitely seems to have improve his breath and some bleeding that he had from gums once in a while. This regime is followed in the morning and before going to bed.

I was looking for some guidance on this as I really do not want him to go thru this extraction, filling etc invasive Procedures at such a young age. The dentist that we saw today also wante to put him on antibiotic 4 times a day.

Please let me know your thoughts on this, Thanks in advance for your reply.


Replied by M
(Oz, KS)

Maybe wild oregano oil found at vitacost found on the internet may help, you can also read what others have to say about certain products. Here's a web site for information about oregano oil and cavities:

you may want to read the book: The Cure Is in the Cupboard: How to Use Wild Oregano for Better Health by Cass Ingram found at:

Colostrum may help too.


Replied by Ted
(Bangkok, Thailand)
385 posts

Dear Jagjeet: The most common problems about multiple cavities indicates usually a molybdenum deficiency (protects against cavities and helps remineralization, without the toxicity of fluoride), a potassium is lacking in the diet, and the pH of the mouth is constantly acid. It is rare that a child has a bad breath problem. A xylitol is not a xylitol if they added aspartame which may make the conditions much worse. I often buy a pure powdered xylitol 1/4 teaspoon for something to keep around the mouth for awhile to kill off the bacteia. The natural terrain in the mouth has to be ALKALINE is the single most important factor. A constipation can give rise to acidity which causes the mouth to be acid. However, certain bacteria also grows faster if the body lacks magnesium. Therefore assuming an adult requiring 1/4 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate and 1/4 teaspoon of potassium bicarbonate (or tripotassium citrate) in 1/2 glass of water, a child half the weight of a small adult of 100 pounds, will require 1/2 of the dose. This should naturally raise the pH of the mouth discourabng the bacteria. Since an adult requires 500 mg of magnesium citrate, a dose 1/2 based on 1/2 weight of an adult may require about 250 mg or perhaps 100 mg depending on weight with plenty of water should discourage most of the cavities. Since one of the indicators of a molybdenum deficiency is nightblindness or difficult to see in the dark but also the fact that molybdenum is an anticavity supplements I usually may take say 5-25 mg of molybdenum. In commercial molybdenum supplements the dose are smaller therefore it's usually is taken whatever amount they give us to prevent a deficiency and may help reduce cavity from a molybdenum deficiency which may initiate a cavities.


Replied by Joyce
(Joelton, Tn)
509 posts

Hello Jsingh, You said you aren't giving that seven year old much sugar, but is a good part of that sugar in carbonated beverages? If so, all carbonated beverages are acid and the acid eats into the enamel on the teeth causing cavities. They are said to be more harmful to the teeth than a candy bar, but omitting or at least limiting both is a good idea.

Some dental problems are started by the habit of letting an infant or toddler go to bed with a bottle of milk. Matter of fact, the medical field tagged tooth decay from this problem as "milk teeth" in discussions of it.

Replied by Jagjeet
(Montreal, QC)

Thanks Ted and Joyce for your feedback and also M above.

However there has been very less carbonated sweetened drinks also in his diet, we rarely do have them at home. So really haven't been able to pinpoint the problem...


Replied by Pat
(London, UK)

My daughter had the same problems with her teeth, she used to drink a lot of (dilluted) apple juice when she was younger. The enamal just dissolves!! Apple juice sounds healthy but watch out for the sugars.. opt for water....

Replied by Kaylin
(Hampton, IL)

My son used to have terrible teeth. I say USED TO because we have had marvelous success! When my son was 6 1/2 our regular dentist sent us to a pediatric dentist to have a couple of cavities filled. The pediatric dentist decided to put in 2 crowns because the structure of the teeth was so terrible. Yikes! Crowns at 6! Shortly after that I stopped buying breakfast cereal because it was killing our budget. Keep in mind, I NEVER bought "sugary" cereal. It was always organic, low-sugar "healthy" cereal. I have always been health-conscious and limited the sugar my children ate, which is why it was so discouraging for my son to have such horrible teeth.

At my son's next appointment (6 months after I started feeding him eggs for breakfast instead of cereal) our dentist sent us back to the pediatric dentist to get another small cavity filled. The pediatric dentist decided not to fill the cavity because it was so small and my son's oral hygiene was so much better. (I do NOT believe that this was due to better brushing. His brushing habits have not changed).

Shortly after that I read Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon, which is the cookbook based on Weston A. Price's research. I started feeding my children raw milk from grass-fed cows, farm eggs, homemade bread (with delayed-fermentation techniques), honey, etc. At my son's next 6-month dentist appointment I asked the dentist how the cavity was. The dentist said THERE WAS NO CAVITY. IT WAS GONE AND THE TOOTH WAS COMPLETELY HARD!!!!!! I have never heard of a cavity healing, but my son's did! The news made my whole year!

Keep following the Weston A. Price-type recommendations and you're sure to find improvement.

Also, relating to the recommendation above about keeping the body alkaline, Kombucha is very alkalinizing. I make it at home as it is way too expensive to buy. My children absolutely love it. They think it tastes like pop, but of course it's completely healthy.

Replied by Rene
(Houston, Texas)

Kaylin, thanks for posting your experience! I've heard of cavities filling back in - my daughter has 2 cavities and I don't want to have them filled. Every other part of our body can heal itself given the right nutrition and environment, why not our teeth? I've just read an article written by a dentist that linked homogenized milk to cavities.

Cod liver oil is reported to help cavities heal, and I know having a mineral supplement can help with re-mineralization of teeth. I've also been reading that oil pulling helps cavities heal.

Replied by Sasha
(Sav, Jamaica)

this is for Jsingh; buy a bottle of castor oil and let your son swish around one cork for about 10-15 mins each days. within a week or two you will start to notice the improvements in his teeth.

Replied by Alain
(Ottawa, Canada)

Answer for Jsingh from Mon, Canada about child cavities.

Try to find pH paper to confirm that your child's saliva is acidic. Then the solution is to alkalize. Read Ted's post there . Also search for Acid/Alkaline balance in the web. The less process food the better. A lot of vegetables is good.

Also, a way to alkalize the mouth is to swish or gargle with Milk of Magnesia (MOM). Try to find the "original" type, as the new ones have more chemicals added.

Good Luck


Chamomile Tea

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Posted by Jess (Nh) on 11/01/2013
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I started giving my son chamomile tea at night (he was about 14 months when we started, now he's almost 2) before bed for teething as well as chamomilla as a homeopathic treatment. He seemed to be soothed and we began to do this almost nightly.

Replied by Gigi

Please be careful using it too much. I was also tempted it might cause a rag weed allergy later in life. You can also check with your naturopathic doctors you can find them at Good luck.

Chamomile Tea
Posted by Richard (Cane Ridge, TN) on 07/09/2009
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A little chamomile tea in my grandsons bottle work like magic he stop crying and went right to sleep.

Chapped Skin Remedies

Posted by Joanne (Mesa, Arizona) on 02/20/2013

just wondering what would be the best thing to do for chapped skin on the face. My son has been sick for awhile and his cheeks and upper lip area are very chapped and irritated. I have been putting lotion on it and making sure that he has chapstick on like all the time, but nothing seems to be helping...

Replied by Timh
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
2073 posts

Joanne: I would start by supplementing a Vit-A&D softgel as well as Selenium plus Vit-E (mixed natural tocopherols). You should see some positive results in as little as a few days, and might help correct the chronic "sick" condition you mentioned.

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Joanne, try a bit (really a tiny bit each time) of coconut oil externally. He can have it internally too, masked in any number of foods.

Replied by Joy
(Battleground, Wash)

Coconut oil is anti bacterial and anti viral and anti microbial and on and on. I started using it for my brain internally 3-7 tsp. a day and that is helping, ( no weight gain).

Then I decided to put it on my wrinkles and dry skin. (I have VERY SENSITIVE SKIN) It melts as you put it on and soaks in nicely, can cause a breakout as it heals , but then the skin clears up. I put it on throughout my day and before bed.

Also trying a dab on qtip in my ear to stop constant ear ringing and seems to be helping.

I brush my teeth with it and have less tooth sensitivity.

Children's Dosages

Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn) on 08/26/2008 509 posts

Children/Animal dosages: Per Dr. Richard Schulze

His preference is by child or animal's weight rather than age. He says just put child's or animal's wt. in pounds over l50 pounds:

child's wt. 30 lbs—Child's dose is 1/5 of the adult dose.

adult's wt. l50 lbs.—Thus a l0 lb'ers dose would be l/15 adult dose

A l500 lb. horse would get l0 times the adult dose.

He also suggests putting herbal remedies 50/50 with maple syrup to get most kids to take them.

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