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Turmeric for Allergies
Posted by Amy (Cincinnati, Ohio) on 10/02/2008

I have been giving my kids 1/4-1/8 tsp Tumeric in honey, once daily, heated for chronic allergies for about a week. Is this an appropriate dosage? I opted to put it in honey instead of milk because that is how they like it best. Does this make a difference? When do most people start seeing an improvement in their allergies?

Posted by Angela (Tonasket, WA.) on 09/30/2008

I've heard about the honey comb being really good for temporary and possibly permenant curing of an allergen, but I know from experience that another way is a lot quicker, cheaper, and effective; It is called allergy elimination. It is a technique done by many different practitioners around. Refered to as NAET also. Look for a practitioner in your area by searching for NAET practitioners. My family had bad allergies, leading to "incurable" eating disorders. They were healed by this technique in only one treatment per allergy. . .and if you find a good practitioner, he'll do them all in one pop. Just a suggestion.

Turmeric for Eczema
Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn) on 09/21/2008 509 posts

To Jacquie from Tacoma: Sounds like your little granddaughter might have MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus) which she would have probably picked up in the nursery at the hospital. Whether she has it or not, anything that will kill MRSA will probably kill a lot of other things also. My line of thought is that external application of turmeric is safer than one round of antibiotics after another, and all their unwanted side effects. You might try mixing 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. of turmeric in a couple ounces of distilled water and swabbing the areas involved 3 to 4 times a day to see if it improves. Using it this way should prevent getting any in her eyes, which is one place you don't want it. Another way of using it on a baby, might be to mix it with a little A & D ointment and applying it sparingly to the affected areas. Hang in there, Grandmother, because I also believe this little one is going to be cured.

Turmeric for Eczema
Posted by Jacquie (Tacoma, WA) on 09/20/2008

Tumeric for eczema. My little 6 month old granddaughter was born with a red spot between her eyebrows and when she laughs or cries it puffs up. A couple of months ago, the area started to look raised and crusty. Then she started scratching it and it would bleed and this became a cycle. The doctor put her on internal and external antibiotics which cleared up the area. But a week later it started to come back. Then she started to get breakouts around the mouth, noes and one side of the face. When the spots start to clear up, it leaves the area around it white. My daughter is concerned. She took her to the doctor yesterday and was given another antibiotic ointment to use on her face. My daughter has taken her to the doctor several times and has been told the baby could have MERSA (she did not), impetigo, strep, or eczema. I am believing that this child is going to be healed and whole. I want to know whether the turmeric could be used on her face and specifically on the area between her eyebrows. Thank you.

Turmeric for Eczema
Posted by Paa (Fremont, CA) on 09/06/2008
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Hi, I wanted to share a remedy that worked really well on my baby's excema. When it oozes, vicco turmeric (found in any Indian store, it's a turmeric paste in a sandalwood oil base - no other ingredients) works wonders. I just tried it by chance one day and now everytime her excema flares up that's all I use. It's doesn't moisturize well but cures the oozing & flare up really fast so I use it in combination with Burts Bees baby moisturizer.


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.

Posted by Ritu (Wilmington, Delaware) on 08/22/2008

My 15 months old son was diagnosed with Imeptiago.He had 10days of sulfate antibiotic course . However it did not heal completely and there were few more outbursts. So now they gave clandymycin antibiotic..I wnat to try home remedies. i have applied turmeric powder on the infection and planning to give him turmeric in milk from tomorrow. I saw this on ur site.. Any other suggestions.Please help. URGENT

Posted by Joyce (Joelton, TN) on 08/16/2008 509 posts

Hi, THealth: I think the l tsp. of honey works by desensitizing to allergens, so give it daily, not just when you think she needs it.

To answer the question about the benadryl or diphenhydramine, food allergies are year round, not seasonal. So I'll answer with statements from the head of a pediatric department at a work shop I attended in l979. In his lecture, he said to never give benadryl during an acute asthma attack, but after you break the asthma attack, start them on benadryl and keep them on it. At the time of the lecture he stated that had children who had been on it continuously for 4 years (at that time) without problems.

Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn) on 08/16/2008 509 posts

To Thealth from LA: Just researched NAET on line. It is not something you give, but accupressure applied at accupuncture points along the spine. Knowing it is based on accupressure, and having a healthy respect for accupressure), I think it just might work. To find the one in LA (may be Nambudripad, herself, who developed this technique looking to cure her own allergies) just google "NAET Practitioners" where you will asked to type in your zip code. There will also be a map you click on. I clicked on Tennessee and found 2 clinics in Knoxville, l in Whitehouse and l in Nashville. Good luck and keep us posted.

Posted by Grant (PV, Mexico) on 08/16/2008

Hi THealth, I think the NAET Angela is referring to is in regards to a therapy, not a product. There are several muscle response techniques... Try googling Body Talk therapy for more information.

Good luck!

Joyce's Remedies for Infants
Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn) on 08/15/2008 509 posts
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Response to AKR's post:

08/13/2008: AKR from Jersey City, New Jersey writes: "I am an avid fan of EarthClinic! I have a suggestion for a new Infant/kids health page.

Here's my motivation. I recenlty became a dad. Son is almost six months now. I have made a pledge to myself to keep myself as healthy as possible using all the knowledge from EarthClinic (and other sources). So, hopefully, I will never have to fall prey to a doctor and the traditional medical system again. I would like to do the same for my son. But I don't have much idea as to what you can do, or what you can feed an infant/child (aside from the obvious of course)to keep them super healthy, and build inpenetrable immunity.

For eg, is it a good idea to give them a few drops of black strap molasses or bee pollen starting at a certain age? Omega 3 oils? My son has some allergies, which I suspect is due to HiB vaccination he got right at birth. I was not knowledgeable enough at that time to refuse that vaccine, but have postponed his schedule for the rest after much research. So, again, I am wondering, if I can give my son a few drops of ACV starting at say nine months of age to help clear his allergies?

Many thx!

Welcome to the world of being on call for that fine son 24/7/52 from his birth onward. Aren't babies wonderful. Such perfect little ones, although you can get awful tired of not getting enough sleep.

My name is Joyce & I'll try to answer some of your questions. First off, if he is having allergy problems, the most likely offender is milk. If he is still on milk, do an on-line search for "excitotoxins" and print out that long list of names they hide monosodium glutamate (MSG) under and when you go looking for a good substitute formula make sure it doesn't contain any MSG or aspartame, especially any hydrolyzed plant (corn, soy or other)protein as Blaylock says this is the most deadly form of MSG because it also contains aspartame (Nutri-sweet). These are two excitotoxins found in most every processed foods and are ones you want to protect your son from. If you can't find baby foods without them, table foods will probably be better (just throw some of what gets cooked in a blender & puree it for him.

You are going to find it isn't easy to avoid these two excitotoxins unless you cook from scratch, and even then you have to read labels carefully. For instance, Tyson chicken (raw) that you have to take home and cook, ingredients list says: "chicken and may contain up to l5% chicken broth. They didn't mention MSG, but the chicken broth is loaded with MSG. If you read the ingredients list on Perdue beef or chicken (raw) which advertises no artificial ingredients, you find chicken or beef: followed by natural flavors or natural flavoring (which are names MSG is hidden under in our foods.

I think you will find small amounts of black strap molasses won't harm your little one, but don't give him any honey until after he is one year old. His little system isn't built to handle that just yet. I would also hold off on the apple cider vinegar until he is a little older. When you do start apple cider vinegar, remember the adult dosage is usually l tsp. to l Tbsp. and he is much smaller and would take much less of it. After he is one year old, you will probably find that a teaspoon of honey per day will also help with those allergies. When I first heard this, I tried to figure out the rationale behind this. I finally concluded that the honey is doing the same thing that expensive shots for allergies do. That is why you also are told to be sure the honey is produced within a fifty mile radius of where you live: the bees collect the pollen within a fifty mile radius from the hives, which means you are desensitizing your little one to all the pollens within a 50 mile radius, which is the same thing those shots are given for: desensitization to pollens. I would also hold off on other bee products until he is at least l year old since honey presents a problem. I've never heard or read that they do, but it's a chance I wouldn't want to take. Please do not do what I see a lot of parents doing - letting their children have carbonated beverages instead of drinking water. None of them have any nutrition in them - just colored water, sugar and chemicals. You may never see it in print but all carbonated beverages are harmful to the kidneys. If I had known this when my children were little, I would never have let them have the first sip of any soda pop or carbonated beverages. Believe me when I tell you they are harmful, because I saw 4 children 4 to l0 years old, who were spilling protein (proteinuria) in their urine.

Remembering something I had read several years earlier in a medical journal, I asked about their carbonated beverage intake. All 4 of them drank them instead of water. Changing nothig except not letting them have anything to drink except milk, water, and fruit juice and checking them one week later, 3 or them were negative for proteinuria and the l0 yr. old who had the maximum level (4+ proteinuria) on first examination was down to a trace of proteinuria. Her mother said she had done without them until she got one on the way to the clinic that morning.

Oh, in case your little fellow lucked up and is being breast fed by his mother, tell Mom to stop drinking milk and see if his allergy problems decrease. It may sound silly but I was being sure to drink at least a quart of sweet milk per day when breast feeding my third child, and he is the one who had the worst problems, especially to milk. When I got him onto a soy formula, it was like having a totally different baby. For the first time ever, I woke a sleeping baby up to make sure he was alright, because he cried an awful lot and seldom slept longer than l hour. After that first bottle of Sobee, he slept for 13 hours which caused me to wake him up to make sure he was alright. He was- I guess he was just exhausted from all the misery while on the milk formula. Also what Mom eats or drinks gets into her milk that the baby gets.

Another thing to try to avoid is food coloring in any vitamins or minerals that you give your little ones. These can also cause problems. Kids love the Flintstone vitamins/minerals but all that food coloring, sugar and flavoring are totally unnecessary and may trigger allergies. One of my nurse co-workers little granddaughter (at the age of 5 yrs) was having one urinary tract infection after another. I told her that they should watch everything the child ate or drank, because something was triggering those infections. A few months later she greeted me with "We found it, we found it". My reply was I didn't know it was lost - what did you find? She then told me that getting rid of the Flintstones also got rid of her urinary tract infections.

Hope these answers are helpful. If not, just post your reply back and if I don't have the answer, I'll see if I can find the answers for you. I think you are already giving this little fellow the most important thing which is love.

Posted by THealth (Los Angeles, CA) on 08/15/2008
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Hi Angela, Thank you for your wonderful reply. I am glad that there is something which can cure food allergies. I am very very happy to know that NAET can cure food allergies permanently. I am so happy and am sure even other parents reading this reply from you that there is cure to food allergies. I want my daughter to eat everything and that too worry free. I am happy to know that it cured your daughter's allergy permanently. Hurray and that too naturally. I have few questions regarding this: Is this NAET ok to give it to my daughter who is 21 months old.
Can you please suggest any chiropractor who knows NAET (I know we don't mention any products and doctors on
I stay in Los Angeles, CA and am sure there will be some good chiropractor who knows NAET. You don't know how happy I am right now after you mentioned that there is cure to food allergies and that too permanently. I thank you for replying to my email and on behalf of all those parents who desperately are seeking some cure to food allergies.

Thanks a lot.

Posted by Angela (Tonasket, WA) on 08/14/2008
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With more and more children being effected with an inherited defective gene causing allergies, one would be led to think that their case is hopeless. Oh contrair. . .there is great hope. In my family there have been huge struggles with allergies as on one side is EE a food intolerance disorder like celiac disease, and the other side is celiac disease. Both are intolerances, which are no different than an exaggerated allergy. well, we've found a new alternative therapy called NAET that many chiropractors and accupuncturists are doing. It eliminates allergies! Permenantly! It's basically saved my daughter from malnutrition and even death. Please give it a try. They use a very effective allergy testing technique using your own or a suragate's muscles. So it is possible to test for offending foods even before the baby has tasted them! That's what I did, knowing allergies run in our families. Then we treated them shortly after that. I believe the immunity being strong will keep our kids healthy, and if we treat allergies that are bringing us down (whether known or unknown) that will go a long way in making healthy kids.

Posted by THealth (Los Angeles, CA) on 08/15/2008
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Hi Joyce, I really appreciate your reply. Thanks a lot. Should I give honey to my daughter (21 months) everyday once or twice or whenever she has food allergy attack. Will honey cure my daughter's food allergies permanently . Should we give Benadrly everyday ? If we give benadrly everyday and her body gets used to it then what will happen when she gets food allergy attack (Swollen face ). Will her body respond in this case ?

She is allergic to all tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy. I am really worried about when she starts going to school or accidentally eats something from her friends in school which has any of the following things.

I would be really happy if honey can cure her food allergies. I will try to find anything produced within a 50 mile radius and am not sure if anything will be available in Los Angeles. How about some pure honey from wholefoods or some other organic stores?
Thanks again.

EC: Hi, THealth. Try one of the weekend farmer's markets in either Santa Monica, Venice, Beverly Hills or West Hollywood. I have bought locally-made honey at these markets many times before - yummy! Deirdre

Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn) on 08/15/2008 509 posts
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To THeath from LA:

08/14/2008: THealth from Los Angeles, CA replies: "Hi, Even my daughter who is 21 months has food allergies. I am not sure whether I can give ACV or black strap molasses. I would really really appreciate if Ted can answer this. She is allergic to tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy. Is there any natural way in which i can eliminate her allergies. She had her entire face swollen when she ate some noodles. After reading the content i realized that it was made in a facility where they process peanuts and shell fish. I am really worried about her and am looking for some natural cure. She has mild eczema on her hands too. Ted, please help. Your reply will be much appreciated. Thanks."

At 2l months old you can give her l tsp. of honey once or twice a day, but be sure that the honey is produced within a 50 mile radius of where you live, so it will contain pollens in your local area. If this doesn't do the trick, Benadryl or its generic (diphenhydramine Hcl) is a usually safe antihistamine, available without prescription and found in most places that also sell vitamins, minerals and supplements. The generic is cheaper than brand name.

Posted by Pranathi (Vegas, USA) on 04/09/2007
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Just wanted to add that turmeric is used in India on infants as well with good results. Babies are regularly bathed with turmeric paste to prevent infections (not on the head though, since it prevents hair growth). The quality of the turmeric must be checked though and the infant's skin watched carefully the first few days after using. A harmless side effect is that it colors the skin/nails for a while. A pinch is also put on the baby's tongue and used to clean it.

Posted by Lina (Sydney, Australia) on 11/03/2007
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When my son was 2 years old, he had a severe stomach pain. he was crying constantly for 2 hours at that night. eversince, i took him to different doctors in 3 different countries, went through blood test, x-ray and usg. finally the doctor said that it was normal for a child to have stomach pain at least twice a week!!! i couldn't believe what he said. my mum visited us 2 years ago, and started to give him tumeric and honey. you wouldn't believe it. it WORKS!!! never again he has stomach pain.

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