I have been using ACV for nearly a month now and oil pulling with EVCO. I have been sleeping nearly 100% better and my digestive system has greatly improved. However my energy levels are still very low and I am still suffering from migraines about 4 times a month. I am interested in starting H2O2 therapy to see if it will benefit these two debilitating symptoms. Is it recommended to do all three simultaneously? If not, what do you recommend?
I found this site about four months ago. I had a lot of weight to lose, high blood pressure, grey hair, borderline diabetic and high cholesterol. I started taking ACV, EVCO, BSM daily.
One tablespoon of ACV every morning
One tablespoon EVCO every morning
One tablespoon BSM every morning
Then about an hour before lunch and supper I drink one tablespoon of ACV with water or some other beverage.
I've lost 25 pounds. My energy level is through the roof. I'm sleeping better, eating healthier than I've done for years. My appetite slowly decreased and is still decreasing. All my life I never weighed more than 105 pounds until I hit my 40s. Then the weight piled on when I quit smoking, hit menopause and my marriage ended.
My hair is like iron and the highlights are returning. The white hair on my eyebrows disappeared. The grey in my hair seems to be very, very slowly disappearing. My skin is clearing and has a rosy glow. I still have some pounds to lose, quite a few actually and I see it happening. I don't snack anymore because I don't look for it. I eat pretty much what I want but pay attention to when my tummy says enough. These words from my Mom keep echoing through my head, "All things in moderation." I also use the EVCO as a moisturizer every day. It helps. It doesn't break me out at all.
Don't give up. Be very patient. If you fall off the bike get right back on. I really think patience and determination are the keys. Eat slower if you can. Read, watch TV or browse the web to distract yourself while eating. The slower you eat the faster you will feel full. These are the things that work for me. I hope they can help someone else.
I have been taking Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) for about a week now and am amazed. 2Tbls in water 3 times a day and H2O2 spritzed into my throat twice a day - when I remember. Got used to the ACV quickly, the H2O2 still tastes like crap but they are working wonders so I keep on. Had sinus infection for decades and, as a smoker, congested lungs. Both cleared up within a week! Also, pain in right shoulder and left elbow is gone.
Came here to find a solution for a friend's sore throat. Number one cure was Cayenne which she can't take. Two days later I woke with a sore throat so on the way for coffee I stopped at a store and got some Cayenne. Put a 1/4 tsp in my coffee and before I finished the cup, the sore throat was gone. Amazing. Thank you EC for all the help. Next, 5-HTP for chronic depression.
I have been doing the h202 inhalation method for about 2 months now. I spray about 3 or 4 times per day, each time about 6 shots. It seems I can breathe deeper when I am working out than previously. I have been taking the ACV for a little bit more than 3 months. I just added the baking soda this week, I read about it over the weekend. I have been doing the h202 therapy food grade in water for 57 days. It took me 50 days to get up to doing 25drops in about 10oz of water 3times per day. It is really horrible tasting stuff but I am not experiencing the metallic after taste you are except right after I drink it. It is kind of a pain because you need to time this stuff. They say drink the h202 1 hour before you eat or 3 hours after you eat.
Here is the schedule I have been using. I drink the h202 and the ACV at the same time around 7am. I don't eat breakfast I drink some protein about an hour later. Around 11am I drink the h202 and ACV again (not mixed together) just 1 right after the other. It will make your stomach a little queezy but it doesn't last long. I eat lunch around 12 or 12:30. I drink the last h202 around 5-6pm and eat an hour or so later. I am doing the ACV only twice per day with 3tablespoons in 8oz of water with 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. The results I am having are as follows: some part of this makes your skin look really good, quite glowy and youthful. It is making my arthritis worse so I am hoping that is a good thing and it will hopefully subside as I keep doing the therapies. The h202 makes me rather hot feeling and when I workout I sweat more than I ever have before. I hope that is toxins coming to the surface. I feel like this is ridding my body of unwanted toxins that probably have been accumulating over the years. I am 52 and got arthritis of the spine (osteo) in about '03 and I also have it in my right knee and right shoulder. So, in all my research on this sight I decided to try natural remedies to see if I could cure myself of my various ailments. Not a fan of Doctors or the pharmaceutical industry here. I have never tried an arthritis medicine that worked for me, they just upset my stomach really bad and cost a fortune.
Oh, one more thing, I have always had severe allergies in the spring. The pollen here in Memphis April and May is a killer. This year I had absolutely no allergy problems during that time. Usually I stay loaded up on allergy meds till it gets really hot. I am getting ready to add drinking borax in water throughout the day. Trying to rid my body of the metallics which I hear can be a major contributor in arthritis. Anyway, that is my take on this stuff to date. If I can find a natural cure for something that ails ya', I'm all for it. Hope it helps someone out there.
I have been trying th ACV and oil pulling for a couple of weeks, and so far, I don't see a difference in anything....energy, allergis, eczema, aches, etc. I am losing hope since everyone else sees the results in a few days. I have been using 2 tbsp ACV in 8 oz grape juice and swishing 2 tbsp of sesame oil
I had received email from your site some time ago and just left it sitting in the IN box thinking there might be some healthy choices I could make in order to regain my health. Last night I start OP and now am doing more reading n the ACV and Baking Soda. I have known some time about the health benefits of alkaline diet and keeping the body in an alkaline environment.
Like many, I have become lax and lazy in my eating and fitness. I am 60 lbs overweight and my joints ache just about everywhere but especially my fingers. I am 55 years YOUNG and feel 80 some days. I started OP last night with virgin olive oil and SWISHED while I sat in the infrared sauna. This morning I noticed my hands were not as stiff an swollen as they have been these past few days. I am currently SWISHING a mouthful of sesame oil as I check my email. I intend to get some organic ACV and start the plan for the weight loss as well as reintroduce myself to my treadmill. I will keep you posted and become a regular on the site. I am looking forward to getting my life back. Thank you.
I have 2 problems allergies (sinus), and prostate enlargement.
I tried the tomato tea for sinus and the apple cider vinegar for prostate and sinus, so far so good, it is the first day I plan to do it for 2 weeks and see what happens. The tomato tea was not bad, the apple cider vinegar was (organic) ok with water.
Best of all this is not expensive to do..
I use 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in 5 oz. of water per day.
I also use 1 teaspoon of turmeric in 5 oz. of water per day.
I had extreme diarrhea, it has gone away. My stomach upset has gone away.
My blood pressure was 145/90, now it is 120/80.
I had cholesterol of 260. HDL of 42 and LDL of over a hundred. It is now 190 total and a HDL of 89 and LDL of 100.
My lower back pain is gone.
My long distance eye sight has come back and I no longer need glasses.
My tinnitus is still with me though. I am 68 years old.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Hi Mindy L. ; I, for one of many, understand that having so very many conditions at the same time can be disheartening, especially when we've gone through the channels that our medical industry provides. Even though they've realized that nutrition is critical for our survival, they still are a slow moving barge when it comes to considering the patients' symptoms. Also, testing is problematic because doctors accept that the normal range provided is the rigid truth, even when the patient is expressing the obvious symptoms of a vitamin(s) deficiency. The medical industry has really dropped the ball when it comes to treating this most salient deficiency, B12. I still believe, though, that this is more the result of inexperience, rather than malice. ( Although, I do admit that the word malicious could be used to describe the pharmacutical industry. ) You may well know that alot of money can be made from treating these conditions, but you may see, in time, that most of these medications may not be necessary, and may be slowly stopped, in due time. B12 can be very slow-acting, so slow that some symptoms may be forgotten as they wane. It's very hard for people to believe that most of the symptoms listed here may be related to a B12 deficiency, and I agree, but I have had most of these symptoms myself. I even had them with an excellent diet, and excellent B-complex supplements. I finally had to realize that I have some malabsorption difficulty. This type of B12 deficiency can run in families. It is termed, functional, but I don't agree with that.
I suggest that; you may want to get B12 levels tested but don't accept any number less than 500 as normal. Many great researchers and doctors believe that levels should be above 1000 for good health. (Some people keep theirs in the hundreds of thousands. ) I've been able to absorb well the sublingual lozenge of methylcobalamin. It's difficult to find one's individual need ; It may be in the range of 1000-5000 mcg. Daily. With higher amounts, some people may need to increase potassium. B12 is supportive of the uptake of the other B vitamins, many amino acids, and many minerals. I suggest a low dose B-complex with it. Then you may find that adding some extra individual B's may help. For instance, extra B-5 250-500 mgs. Daily may help with depression, fatigue, and constipation. ( B12 also helps. ) B12 will also help with migraines, bleeding, endocrine function, inflammation, and pain. I must repeat that it may take 6 mnths. to a year for some conditions to improve. It doesn't interfere with medications, but take it separately because meds. May interfere with its uptake. Morning is a good time.
B12 Success! By Dave 10/January/2012
Over four years I've had multiple symptoms that puzzled my doctor. First my toes became so sensitive that cutting my toe nails was painful. Then my finger tips became so sensitive that opening bottles hurt. Then my left eye felt like it had increased pressure in it to where you would expect to have blurriness but I could still see clearly which was puzzling. I had my eyes checked and they could not see a problem. Then my ring finger on my left hand would become impossible to uncurl in the morning without the help from my right hand. Then my legs above my knees would feel like hot needles sticking in them to the point where I had to sleep with ice packs on them.
After a visit to my doctor who wanted to subscribe some Gabapentin for Neurology with a lot of bad side effects I came home and started to do a frantic search here for a remedy. I tried Vitamin B12 of 1000mcg four times a day. I noticed that I started to get relief in my legs right away. Then in a week I noticed that the pressure in my left eye started to subside. I was amazed. By the second week I was able to comfortably cut my toenails. I then acquired an itch on my left knee that nothing could help. I scratched it raw in my sleep and the next day I cut back to 1000mcg three times a day and the itch went away.
A week later I started to notice my eye was acting up so I went back to 1000mcg four times a day and it felt fine. The itch did not return and I noticed that my shrinking gums were beginning to heal. It has been a month now and everything is good to the point where I can open my ring finger on my left hand , and I must add I feel really good about this. It's been a month now and I just got some B12 Methylcobalamine 1000mcg and have noticed no difference with my symptoms as I only take one at bedtime because you don't have to take it with food.
I have also discovered that I can get it in 5000mcg which I plan to use once a day as soon as I run out of what I have. The 5000mcg once a day seems more practical as some times I forget to take one of my 1000mcg. I shall post back if there are any problems with it.
Thank You EC you are wonderful.
PS. I am still taking my ACV once a day and my hips are still good.
I read about using Baking Soda as a deodorant and have been using it for the last 3 months. I had tried everything - crystals and a product with lemon juice and its essence - all very good but it did not always protect the entire day. I am very happy to say that Baking Soda has been the best I have ever used - 100% effective - lasting the whole day and longer. When I shave my underarm I use Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) for at least 2 to 3 days in order to allow healing before resuming with Baking Soda. (Please do this to avoid burns). VCO is also very good but has not consistently protected all day long. I have been spreading the word to health conscious friends.
Like others, I think this site is a god-send. Thank you. I have started using Baking soda as a facial and all over body scrub; then I apply ACV and finally VCO to my face. I have been quite consistent for the last 3 months including Ted's advise regarding large facial pores. I cannot believe that my skin looks so beautiful and smooth at the age of 41. I always had beautiful skin now I look even younger - it simply is amazing!!
I have now starting being more consistent with drinking ACV 3 times a day because I need to loose at least 16 llbs. Since the birth of my third child 11 months ago - it has been a very slow process. I am hoping that in a few months I can be write a post like many others - saying that I am loosing weight. I also plan to ingest VCO and also start using it for all cooking as well. I began eating 1 tablespoon of Black Strap Molasses every morning. I try to eat a very healthy diet. So I guess soon I will not only look good but feel great as well.
Thanks again for this wonderful site!!
I have chronic fatigue, chronic diarrhea, rash on face, fibromyalgia, brain fog and joint pain. Most pain I experience on right side lower part of stomach, around liver area, right shoulder pain. All of these symptoms began about 15 years ago, got much worse after the birth of my son 11 years ago. I have tried every alternative healing practice and diet over this time but have had little success. I recently tried lugul idodine which didn't seem to help much. The one thing that did seem to help was when I tried borax about a year ago which I had read about on this site. It didn't help with the pain if anything the pain got progressively worse but the energy that I felt from if for a period of two weeks was amazing I have not felt like that for years. I actually woke up with energy....I had energy to see friends after work and to execise and feel better for it. Even with the pain it was like I had my life back for a couple of weeks then I crashed again and had to come off it. I am wondering if I should try it again and if anyone here has any ideas about why it worked so well and then stopped?
I have been taking borax internally for 5 days. I haven't been following the 1/4 tsp/gal rule but have been taking it mixed in hot green tea because I needed to drink a lot of tea and I noticed the borax dissolves better in hot water. Because I didn't have a good method of measuring precisely into 8 oz I just take the tip of my finger, dip it in the borax and whatever sticks to my finger I put in the tea. So far no ill effects so I don't believe I am overdosing. I have been drinking upwards of 10 cups of green tea and Shizandra detox tea (for liver, chest congestion, and cough) per day for the last 5 days. Also I started drinking ACV 2 tbsp and 1/2 tsp baking soda in 8 oz of water yesterday. I also started oil pulling 4 days ago. I mention these other remedies in case they have had an effect on the progress of my illness, but I believe most of the progress has been due to the borax (although the oil pulling is remarkable at removing plaque and tartar, my mouth feels like I just came from the dentist).
I don't usually get sick but my health has been rapidly deteriorating for about 5 weeks. It took me awhile and some research to link the strange acne, skin rash near my eye, and intense sinus headache without much mucus and sensitivity to beer to going to a friend's house for his birthday last month. His pit bull has an odd skin condition unidentified by vets with redness and some hair loss which they say is not mange (not that I have confidence that they would know). I know this because I remember he asked me about it and I gave him an oil mixture of emu oil, VCO, and immune boosting and skin healing essential oils which he says has improved the condition. Anyway I came to conclusion that I had contracted whatever disease the dog has by petting the dog and then probably rubbing my eye. I imagine it involves mites or other small insect, fungus and/or yeast. I have very sensitive acne prone skin, but my acne has been generally under control due to diet, OCM, etc. until just the past few weeks where I broke out with increased rosacea-like redness and odd cysts that did not want to heal. I also had a nonstop sinus headache which drinking more water did not help without much drainage and a cough which did not produce much phlegm. After a couple days of research (which is how I came across the borax treatment for mites and fungus) I self-diagnosed myself as having a combination of candida, fungus infection of lungs and sinuses, and mites infecting the skin. I think I may have already had the candida (probably from working in bars around so much secondhand toxic smoke) and it depressed my immune system.
The very first day I started taking the borax I began to pee green which I was very pleased about since I knew it was from die off. I peed green on and off for a couple of days, and my pee still has a slight tinge to it at times, but I believe most of the candida, bacteria etc. is dead by now. (BTW, I had already been drinking copious amounts of green tea for a couple of days without this effect so I know it was due to the borax) I also treated my face with the borax/H2O2 in water and the acne and rash were almost gone after two days, and the spots are now healing. A rather disturbing effect of the borax taken internally is that you could feel it working. I now know exactly where all my sinus cavities and canals are because I could feel them burning one after another (I did not know I had a cavity in the top of my head and back of my head linked by canals behind the ears and over the top of the head and behind the eyes to the sinus cavities in front. I wonder what these are called?). Interestingly my bad wrist and toes would burn also, and a small area of my lower left abdomen (inflamed intestine maybe?). The most disturbing sensation was to feel critters die all over my body in the middle of the night. Needless to say I did not sleep well, the sensation could drive a person raving mad. Also, yesterday morning after oil pulling my right nostril began to drain lots of thin watery and waxy clear yellow-orange fluid. I have no idea where that was from but I assume it was a good thing to get rid of it.
Three days into the borax treatment my week long headache went away. The strange acne is now healed (5 days - internal and external treatment). I still cough and have some chest congestion but now at least I am coughing productively. I am hoping the chest congestion will clear up soon. My bad wrist and toes do not hurt as much nor pop as much as they used to. Possibly I had beginning stages of RA (I am 29) and the borax killed of the mycoplasma? I don't know but I am happy about it, I didn't expect the treatment to help.
I'm considering purchasing a chi machine. The type which you place your ankles on and it moves them from side to side like the tail of a goldfish. I believe there are several different ones on the market - the Chi Vitalizer, Chi Evergain, the Chi Swingmaster. It is recommended for all sorts of conditions, arthritis, lack of energy, sciatica, back problems, to name a few and users report that they feel more energised after use. I've come across quite a few good testimonials, but would welcome the independent views of Earth Clinic's contributors.
Healing is Happening! I have been using VCO for a little over 3 weeks now. I have had a persistent bubbly, red rash that comes and goes on my legs for many years. Also, break out on my face with pimples. I also have Fibromyalgia. I heard about the benefits of VCO and started taking it. Over the past weeks, I have noticed several things to indicate that healing is happening. I stopped using cortisone cream for itching on the rash and apply VCO 3 times a day. I am now taking 4 Tablespoons orally. My rash broke out worse at first, but is now beginning to subside. My face has been sloughing off- my pores are becoming clearer all over my entire body. I went through a lot of breakout at first and even a couple of sties in my eyelash areas. I had some nausea and loose bowels, but that eventually passed. My nails are really stronger and healthier. My hair is shiny and soft. I haven't yet seen much improvement in my Fibromyalgia, but, I am looking forward to some kind of positive healing in the near future. I had a wart on the instep of my foot that is almost gone. My skin was dry and itchy all the time and I have seen a great improvement. Initially, I had a lot of sneezing attacks and a lot of clear mucus draining out of my nose. In the mornings, my eyes would water profusely. That has all stopped. I breathe much better than I have in many years. I used to crave starches and chocolates. I don't have those cravings any longer. I have found that if I take a tablespoon of VCO 1/2 hour before a meal, I eat less. I have lost a total of 8 lbs. My breath is fresher and I stopped having to use deodorant. I am looking forward to what the future has in store for me and I am hoping to improve my metabolism and energy level. I will update in a couple of months to let all of you know if there are further improvements.
EC: More about coconut oil here.