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Posted by Bibi (Nashville, TN) on 02/13/2009

I'm a 41-year-old female with several ailments. I have had type II diabetes for about nine years now, suffering from chronic hyperglycemia. Also, in the past year I have been diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. I believe I also have osteoarthritis, as I snap-crackle-pop more than a box of Rice Krispies.

I have several questions and would appreciate any help or advice:

1. I have been taking ACV for a little over two weeks now. When I take the ACV (1 tsp in 4 to 6 oz of water upon rising and also before dinner) the snap-crackle-pop seems to increase, as well as the pain, to some degree (in some ways I feel better and somewhat more energetic). However, if I take 1/2 tsp baking soda with it, which I have been doing for over a week now, it stops (snap crackle pop greatly decreases). I realize due to the leeching of vitamins and minerals from your body if you take baking soda for too long, you shouldn't do this more than a week at a time. However, as soon as I leave out the baking soda, again I am in pain and bones are cracking. WHY the difference? Should I just keep taking the ACV with the baking soda in it?

2. Why would I hurt when taking calcium? I have a supplement (liquid) that has a proprietary blend of calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D (and zinc, too, I believe). It hurts to take any milk or any calcium fortified foods. Turnip greens seem to be the only source of calcium that doesn't hurt me (my arthritis or lupus). I have been taking magnesium oxide for over a month now (500 mg a day...250mg at breakfast, 250 mg at dinner). I don't understand this (why calcium supplementation hurts).

3. My blood pressure used to be normal BEFORE SLE/RA struck, except on treadmill tests, when immediately as I started walking, it went very high. Since SLE and RA diagnosis, it has been high (I took Methotrexate, generic of Plaquenil, and Prednisone for about 5 or 6 months then quit last Aug/Sept). I feel BETTER since getting off those meds, however, my blood pressure is horrible. After more than two weeks of taking ACV (a little over one week with baking soda), I checked my blood pressure at a local pharmacy. It was 182/102. Should I give the ACV awhile longer? Does anybody have any advice on lowering BP?

4. Does anybody know of a diabetic diet guideline that does NOT have milk? I am lactose intolerant, plus any dairy products seem to cause me pain because of the calcium. Every diabetic diet plan I come across insists on MILK exchanges. I've tried soy, almond, and rice milk. I'm allergic to soy, the almond milk sometimes causes worse pain, and rice milk sends my blood sugar skyrocketing.

Thank you for any help.

Replied by Pace
(Florida, Usa)

The probable cause of your rise in blood pressure could be the amount of baking soda you're taking in proportion to the ACV. You might try balancing part of the Sodium bicarbonate with Potassium Citrate which is a good alkalizer and a good blood pressure reliever. I have tried it and it worked.

Replied by Beall
(South Carolina)

Hi Bibi,

Did you ever find relief from the symptoms you were experiencing? Diane

Ted's Remedies
Posted by Loretta (Canada) on 12/21/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I wanted to talk a bit about your site. I started researching earthclinic in August of 2007. I was so amazed by what I was reading that I would ignore my msn pals as I would be constantly flipping over to earthclinic. One of the first things that I had already figured out on my own was the BS [Baking Soda], but it was earthclinic that explained the use of BS 'with' ACV, lemon, lime or citric acid. The result for me is that from the day I started using this remedy my urinary PH has been around 7. I was surprised because for over 18 months I had been drinking 3 cups of 'blended' organic greens daily, with fluctuating PH levels. I've since learned the reasons for my 5.5 salvia PH, even though I've been following the Oil Pulling remedy. Over time I've learned I needed to address my dental problems with additional remedies: aspirin dissolved in water, brushing with xylitol, and H202 mouth rinsing. At this point, I'm not sure what steps will be necessary regarding dental work, but for now, I can raise my saliva PH to 7 with this protocol thrice daily.

As a seasoned CFS/pain/insomniac/and anxious person, my symptoms are many, varied, and extreme. I have confused doctors with periods of acute vomiting/diarrhea/prodtruding liver, periods of acute abdominal swelling, and more. I had started going to naturopaths in 1986, and although this kept me going, due to $$ it was never possible to continue. Also too, I have some medical conditions which could never be found. What a vicious cycle it has been due to the extensiveness of my condition. I opted for a medication free, alcohol free, once a week coffee, and whole food diet in 1998.

One of the things I wanted to say is that I cannot imagine anyone not concluding that the information on this site is health promoting and life saving. The remedies are simple. The cost is low. Any thinking individual can research the supplements and suggestions on the internet, and make an informed decision on the safety of their use. For example, the history and safety on products such as H202, borax (20 Mule Team), EDTA are all available for people to research.

The 'communist like control' the pharmaceuticals have over both the doctors and the general public is quite frightening. I can say this with at least some authority, having both extensive personal experience and having worked at a medical clinic. But education from sources such as earthclinic is helping to remove the fear barriers, and people worldwide are starting to exercise their right to use natural remedies, and basic nutrition. We need to become even much more proactive and not let fear stop us from investigating the information coming to us from kind and caring people, who've studied and learned and are willing to share their knowledge about the misinformation, and cover-ups, and the fear the FDA and pharmaceuticals are trying to instil on us. We need to 'pay attention' to the possibility that (from whatever source...) there are Superbugs that are killing people. We need to unite 'earthwide' as equal members of humanity.

One thing I've noticed reading earthclinic is that sometimes people seem hasty in providing feedback. The participation is encouraging, but I know from my 20+ years of my own journey, that the body is so complex, most lay people could not understand, the many complexities in our body systems and how even a seemingly simple remedy like BS and ACV can have on the body as a whole. We have to remember that most people who have had years of the standard - well, I speak for Canada here, American diet and medical treatments/medications, that it takes time and patience to see real improvements. When earthclinic repeats words like conservative, one or more days off per week, start slow, just one or two remedies at a time, it is important to listen. We have to understand that we really are what we eat, and we have to cultivate a desire to feed our bodies and mind with the natural whole foods intended for humans. We need to understand marketing and the push to buy packaged food and eat fast foods, and we know the consequences for consuming such products. We have to become moderate in habits, in a world that has become anything but 'moderate'. We have to slow down, and reflect, and to show appreciation for the kindnesses directed to us, and the help we receive from others.

The more I learn on earthclinic the more I see and realize how powerful vitamins and supplements are. One example I'd like to share is I decided to go to the E.R. after 6 weeks of steady heart and left arm pain that had become more then intolerable. I ingested one Vitamin B Complex and a Natural Vitamin E, while trying to muster up the strength to get dressed and call a taxi. As I sat and waited......low and behold, the pain started lessoning. I kept paying attention to what was going on and feeling relief, I decided a trip to the E.R. was not necessary, and so I learned the powerful effects of simple vitamins. I also believe that it takes time for the body to heal, and that adjustments in a personal Remedy Program are necessary along with moderation in all lifestyle habits. I am noticing slow 'consistent' improvements. Writing things down and referring back over the weeks and months is a great help and an empowering tool. It is really quite amazing how we can suffer for years, and not even notice when symptoms decline. I am becoming more and more active, joining in and participating in school, work, and social activities. Recently, there have been multiple stressful events in my life and I seemed to just 'handle' each situation with calm and clarity of mind. Just before I left to attend my mom's funeral, of course I felt anxiety, and stress, and sadness, I simply took my normal supplements of Vitamin B and Amino Acids. Throughout the day long activities I was calm and present, what a difference between this and the other 5 separate funerals I attended over the years for immediate family members. No need for alcohol, Ativan, or the myriads of anti anxiety products from the health food stores. Will I totally recover? I don't know.....but one thing for sure, I will continue to take responsibility for my body and my health. I will continue to listen to my body, and use the most powerful remedies on the planet.......Ted's Remedies

And the best thing of all is:

1) I am no longer desperate to buy into the vitamin therapies' that are so expensive and unnecessary - I actually had an offer from a local supplement company to use their products for a greatly reduced price. I had used the program when I was at my worst health, and it probably did save my life, but I could not go back to products knowing I would be obligated to promote a company that most people can't afford. And then I found earthclinic.........

2) People are starting to ask me questions about health, because they are noticing how healthy I am looking, and I have the privilege to tell them about earthclinic.

Well Deirdre, that's what has been on my mind, I hope you find something here to encourage you, and I want you to know although I'm not out of the wood's yet with my health, this is the best I've been....and I thank you for the chance to discover some normality to a life that was anything but normal.

You have my permission to use what you like for your earthclinic site.

Thanks, and continued success to you!


Replied by Loretta

In my December '07 email to Earth Clinic I talked about a reduction of heart racing/pain, which was proven by comparing Oct '07 holter tests, with March '08 holter tests, and lot's of tests in between. The specialist at the Arrhythmia Clinic was puzzled with such a drastic improvement in the results, but you see, I had already begun my supplement program from Earth Clinic. For many years, I've been dealing with kidney/liver pain, swelling, increased dizzy/nausea, unable to urinate, yet feel the need, and blood pressure increasing over 45 points. Last September, was my last very serious bout, as I started the PH drink in August, and Ted's remedies in October, which included NO table salt - only grey sea salt. Also, kidney pain is reduced, as shown by the reduction in the use of D-Mannose. The Methylene Blue helps mental and physical energy, reduces dizziness, and even helps sleep! The EDTA helps with moving the lymph's. Also, my iron levels have increased - another first! Let's think about that - less red meat, increased iron....could it be a result of better liver function? After sitting, or getting up in the night I no longer have to use support to walk! Blood sugar is more stable.

I attribute the PH drink to be the most significant remedy, as the process of healing begins with a healthy PH balance.

This Ted who spends so much time helping people - he says, "if you are well, I am happy". He is knowledgeable for sure: I told him my daughter's symptoms, yet she decided to spend $150.00 on a natural path/blood analysis. Guess what? Ted and the naturopath came up with the same health issues, and similar remedies! I know people who quit aspartame, and their acne clears. I have a friend with skin cancer, and decided after getting 2 cut out, that was enough! I referred her to Earth Clinic, and she is healing them with peroxide! Her son (28) had aspartame poisoning as a child, and is using peroxide/baking soda with amazing results. I have friends that (in their 60's) have switched to purer vitamins and Ted's PH drink, and are running even more circles around me. The people that use the remedies on Earth Clinic are feeling better, looking better, and have more pocket money due to the simple, inexpensive remedies, and a reduction in packaged and prepared foods.

But now I have a new issue, that I did not 'fully' realize last year, even though I wrote about it to you! Simultaneously, I have improved health, and knowledge of the North American Union, and Codex Alimentarius, where my research shows that the use of Vitamin and Natural Health Products could be facing severe restrictions! I have friends from Europe who tell me that since the European Union, there are countries that have vitamins available only at the pharmacy, at very low doses, and very very expensive. I've talked to many alternative holistic practitioners locally....most know, some have been involved with lawyers, in an attempt to stop Canada's Bill C51, which is Canada's plan to remove all supplements that do not have a license from the government which is expensive, and almost impossible to get except for single entity vitamins. Some people have even protested outside the local politician offices. Others know, and feel helpless. Can you imagine what my life would be like if I have no supplements? So what about doctors, people might ask? Yes, I have follow-up with my family doctor, genetic's, heart specialist, sleep specialist, and breast specialist. The breast surgeon biopsied, and the diagnosis was uncertain, so I 'wait and see', or have a 'bilateral mastectomy', the sleep specialist confirmed insomnia, but due to what he call's disatrophic effects of pharmaceutical drugs, he offers me more sleep studies, the heart doctor is no longer necessary due to reduction in symptoms (thank you Ted!), the genetics are puzzled, so I have been offered more testing at the National Institute of Health in Maryland, this March of '09 - that's a nail biter.... nervous as to contrast dyes, or any type of injection for the testing.

The reason I have written to Earth Clinic both last year and this year, is to thank you for providing a service where everyone can find simple home remedies to get well, and also to "unite earth-wide as equal members of humanity", attesting to the benefits of natural remedies, and to show unanimous support worldwide, to the necessity of vitamins, and our right to choose for ourselves!

Donations....hmmmm, it has many angles, especially when you compare the different economies. What I decided was what would a local naturopath cost? That's how I make my decision. Personally, I wouldn't like to see a 'site charge', as this is the very thing that distinguishes 'Earth Clinic' from the rest!

So now, I need to thank you - you provide a life saving service, and many are very appreciative. May it be a help to know that Earth Clinic's remedies are far reaching, simple, and effective! I wish you continued success, great health, and many blessings for your labour of love!


Tom's Multi-Cure Protocol

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Posted by Tom (Livingston, Tx) on 09/03/2016 39 posts
5 out of 5 stars

Here is my supplement summary for what has helped me:

Multi-cure protocol/regimen

(1 capsule unless otherwise specified)
7 AM capsules: rutin (500 mg), prickly pear nopal cactus (650 mg), bamboo extract (300 mg), lutein (20 mg), ginger (550 mg), astaxanthin/zeaxanthin (4 mg each), hesperidin (500 mg), bilberry (300 mg of 4:1 extract), quercetin (400 mg), apple pectin (six 300 mg capsules), chicken sternum collagen type 2 (500 mg).

I take all of the 16 capsules/softgels with 1 tablespoon macadamia oil, put oil in mouth, add capsules and let capsules soak in oil in mouth a few seconds then wash capsules down with water.

7 AM powders (wash down one at a time with water): beef liver powder (1 level tsp), 1 level tsp inulin fiber, 1 level tsp dietary fiber cellulose, 1/8 level cup whole rye flour, 1 rounded teaspoon of beet root powder, 1/8 level cup unflavored whey protein concentrate or isolate.

10 AM boost - tuna DHA (500 mg softgel), marine phytoplankton (500 mg capsule), reduced glutathione (500 mg capsule).

Before lunch: 1 rounded tsp cinnamon powder, 1 rounded tsp beet root powder.

4 PM: 1 rounded teaspoon beet root powder.

8 PM: triphala (500 mg capsule), rosemary leaves (400 mg capsule), soy lecithin (1200 mg softgel), calcium hydroxyapatite (350 mg capsule), 1 rounded tsp beet root powder.

Comments: the nopal cactus healed my after meal itching/psoriasis on forearms and ankles within days, the hesperidin healed my gum pain and keeps my gums healthy, the calcium hydroxyapatite has type 1 collagen which feeds ligaments and tendons and so fixed my bending knee pain and also healed my sensitive teeth and therefore keeps my teeth, bones, ligaments and tendons healthy, the quercetin keeps my lungs and sinuses clear so I don't get chest colds any more anytime or in winter, chicken sternum type 2 collagen feeds cartilage and fixed my bone on bone knees rubbing and knocking around in their sockets and hanging loose while lying on my side and enabled a woman to no longer require a hip replacement after 6 months, bamboo extract seems to promote my fingernail growth and is 70% natural silica, beet root powder lowers blood pressure and dilates blood vessels with nitric oxide which allows me to wake up earlier like an oxygen supplement would and at a tenth of the cost of a well known beets product, whey protein concentrate gives my muscles strength and promotes my skin health/hair growth, liver powder promotes my stamina and has natural B-complex, macadamia oil cured my fungal toenail after 2 months or two 16 oz bottles at 2 tablespoons internally after meals and also dampens my candida stinging, while in the same time frame stopped some intermittent toe numbness & tingling (peripheral neuropathy), tuna DHA 500 mg increases my perception and well-being, plankton increases my life force, verbal fluency and increases my lung volume breath from it's RNA and my muscles' response to my lungs' oxygen intake, reduced glutathione is optimism in a bottle for me, rosemary promotes longevity as in the Italian village of Acciaroli near Salerno where the population of a few thousand has about 300 people who are aged over 100, presumably due to their high intake of rosemary, the soy lecithin softgel I have taken for 10 years before bed promotes sleep dependably and incredibly and is a nervous system relaxant from it's phosphatidyl choline and cured leg cramps in two people I know at 1 softgel daily.

for regularity: rye flour speeds bowel transit time, apple pectin congeals everything, inulin and cellulose add fiber. After being constipated most of my life, I took non-aluminum baking soda for 2.5 years at 1/2 level teaspoon in water morning and evening which cleansed and restored my bowels to regularity and baking soda is also very slick.

Cures I have had summary:

Skin itching/psoriasis- nopal prickly pear opuntia cactus Sore gums- hesperidin Knee pain- calcium hydroxyapatite (type 1 collagen) Sensitive teeth- calcium hydroxyapatite Knee/hip bone on bone- chicken sternum collagen type 2 Fungal toenail- macadamia oil internally Toe numbness & tingling- macadamia oil internally Chest colds gone- quercetin dihydrate Pessimism/brain fog- reduced glutathione Sleep- soy lecithin softgel Leg cramps- soy lecithin softgel

Replied by Tom
(Livingston, Tx)
39 posts
5 out of 5 stars

Head to Toe What Works for Me: 11/22/18 revision

I am in my early 60's. I currently take about 40 supplements.

Noteworthy cures, at least for me for the past 3 decades, are:

  • Hesperidin for gums
  • Calcium hydroxyapatite for sensitive teeth and cavities
  • Macadamia oil internally for fungal toenail and numbness and tingling in toes
  • Nopal cactus powder for itching skin after meals
  • Serrapeptase for stroke prevention and recovery (according to a stroke victim)
  • Chromium picolinate for energy and beef liver for strength/stamina
  • Lecithin powder for sleep
  • Quercetin for lung/sinus protection and Mrs. Dash Table Blend seasoning for lung/sinus mucus liquification
  • Plankton for verbal fluency and life force
  • L-glutamine for sore bicep recovery after a too tight blood pressure cuff
  • Food grade sodium citrate for blood clots in arm/chest after a blood draw
  • Garcinia cambogia extract powder for decreasing appetite
  • Apple Pectin and whole rye flour to decrease bowel transit time for regularity
  • Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth and microwaved pillows for mites and head lice
  • Baking Soda for a 24 hour deodorant
  • Nutritional Yeast before lunch for increased oxygen and breath to process lunch
  • L-glutamine as a fountain of youth
  • Turmeric for a mellow mood
  • Green coffee bean powder for vivid color eyesight and blindness protection
  • Vitamin C internally for red ant or other bites

All supplements are taken mornings unless otherwise mentioned. All teaspoons are level measuring teaspoons unless otherwise mentioned. Almost all of the powders I put in mouth, some separate and some together with other powders, and wash down with water.

1) Stroke prevention

one 40, 000 unit capsule of Swanson Serrazimes. I met someone who had recovered nicely from a stroke by taking the silk worm enzyme, serrapeptase. Their carotid artery blockage went from 30% blocked to 10% blocked in 6 months with one Doctor's Best 120, 000 Unit serrapeptase capsule three times per day. I think the Swanson Serrazimes (serratiopeptidase) may be better than other higher dose brands of serrapeptase and the Swanson reviews seem to agree. The first night I took the Serrazimes, as I laid my head on the pillow, I felt/heard a momentary rush or turbulence go up through my carotid arteries on the sides of my neck, so I now believe I am protected from a stroke as long as I take Swanson Serrazimes. Serrapeptase is supposed to cleanse the cardiovascular system. However, it says not recommended if taking blood thinners like vitamin K, heparin or warfarin (coumadin).

2) Sleep

afternoons or evenings, 1.5 to 2 level tsp soy lecithin powder in about 6 oz water. or

For decades, just one dose of lecithin in the evening has helped me to get to sleep, stay asleep and get back to sleep in the night. Lecithin contains phosphatidylcholine, a nervous system relaxant. Since August 21, 2018, I started stirring in 1/32nd level tsp (about a pinch) of micronized magnesium carbonate powder. This magnesium carbonate may be my top energy supplement with good results for sustained energy, well-being and telomere protection as described by Dr. Carolyn Dean in her book, The Magnesium Miracle. The magnesium carbonate has a slight laxative effect.

3) Energy & blood sugar

one 200 mcg capsule of chromium picolinate (CP). I stopped taking this for 27 years and had forgotten how much energy CP gives me. Swanson (house) brand. Chromium is supposed to decrease insulin resistance and thereby helps to burn sugar. Taking more than 200 mcg per day gives me a headache. I also take a slightly rounded 1/2 tsp of Vietnamese cinnamon powder after reading that cinnamon and chromium picolinate are the best two supplements to prevent diabetes. Vietnamese cinnamon ( is said to be the best tasting although Vietnamese is not Ceylon or True cinnamon which is supposed to be the safest cinnamon with the lowest levels of coumadin. I also take 1 level iced teaspoon of NOW brand Argentine Beef Liver Powder for endurance. It comes in a 12 oz plastic bottle. Magnesium carbonate is also a surprise boost for my energy as described in the above "Sleep" paragraph.

4) Energy

Before lunch, 1/8 level cup Red Star nutritional yeast flakes. RNA increases breath and lung volume and therefore oxygen, so I believe nutritional yeast helps me to metabolize lunch with the extra oxygen and I noticed that I breathe more deeply after lunch and into the afternoon when I take the nutritional yeast.

5) Hair

For decades I have taken 1/8 level cup of whey protein concentrate and my hair is full and thick. I have also felt my muscles to be slightly stronger with it.

6) Fingernails

1/8 level tsp of bamboo extract. The bamboo extract is 70% natural silica which is remarkable. My nails grow fast and look healthy.

7) Eyes

astaxanthin 4 mg/zeaxanthin 4 mg., 1/4 level measuring tsp bilberry extract. 1/4 tsp green coffee bean powder (not extract). Green coffee bean is supposed to prevent blindness from it's polyphenols. I notice a brighter blue sky and whiter clouds when I take green coffee bean powder. I decided not to take the green coffee extract as it's too stimulating for me but the extract did brighten the sky and cloud colors even more. I have noticed that taking astaxanthin gives my skin a nice orange tone and I am unable to sunburn when taking astaxanthin.

8) Gums

1/4 level tsp (500 mg) hesperidin. In 2011, my slightly sore gums bled occasionally and my teeth were slightly loose, but hesperidin started to improve that in days and my gums continued to gradually improve over the next 2 years, so I plan to take hesperidin for life. I took Swanson 500 mg hesperidin capsules for years but switched to the powder from BulkSupplements. Hesperidin is hard to find as a stand alone supplement, but is part of most or all citrus bioflavonoid products.

9) Teeth

1 capsule twice per day of NOW brand "Calcium Hydroxyapatite Caps." My sensitive teeth went away and cavities won't form if I take this, even if a flax seed puts a small hole in a molar. Then I take 2 capsules twice per day for several weeks until the tooth repairs itself or I will eventually seek out a dentist, but my tooth always repairs itself by filling in any injury and becoming painless. This is a low temperature processed calf bone concentrate that contains the whole bone matrix.

10) Lungs and sinuses

-1/2 level tsp (500 mg) to 1 level tsp (1000 mg) quercetin dihydrate. Protects lungs and sinuses. Quercetin also gives me energy. I would try quercetin for anything concerning lungs or sinuses and maybe even for the ears and hearing since the ears are only a few inches from the sinuses. I take the 1/2 level tsp in warmer months and the 1 level tsp in the colder months. I tried to stop taking quercetin twice, underestimating what quercetin was doing for me, but my energy dropped and my nose became congested within a month. Quercetin is a good combo with the below description of Mrs. Dash Table Blend seasoning to liquefy and thin mucus.

11) Lung and sinus mucus liquification

1/2 slightly rounded tsp of Walmart's 14 herb Mrs. Dash Table Blend (MDTB) seasoning. Contains thyme, oregano which are expectorants and chili which supports the airways. For decades I have thinned my lung and sinus mucus with MDTB. MDTB should start to liquefy lung mucus in 2 weeks. I had laryngitis and couldn't clear my throat but one dose of MDTB cleared my throat the same day. MDTB goes well with quercetin as a combo to protect the respiratory system.

12) Joints

1/4 level tsp (500 mg) Kollgen chicken sternum type 2 collagen powder. Also available in capsules at SwansonVitamins and PipingRock. My knees were loose in their sockets but started improving a few days after starting taking the chicken sternum powder. The cartilage filled in completely by probably 4 months. My unhinged back healed but took 3 to 5 years to fill in and I don't know when the healing happened. Another person cancelled their hip replacement after taking chicken sternum for 6 months, and another canceled their (painful) knee replacement and is now walking around normally. The person couldn't stand in line at the buffet without sitting because of the knee pain. However, not every joint heals every time, like my shoulder which is still wonky. 1/8 level tsp (about 220 mg) sodium hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid) powder. I could notice my joints moving a little smoother when taking hyaluronic acid, but the improvement was very subtle.

13) Sprained ankle/foot

2 level tsp (4 grams) of bovine collagen hydrolysate and 2 level tsp (5 grams) of L-glutamine twice per day. So that's 8 grams of collagen and 10 grams of L-glutamine per day. My ankle was sprained on January 9, 2018. This ankle soreness improved with 12 grams per day of collagen but improved even more when I added the L-glutamine on Sept 20, 2018. I could feel the ankle burning internally on the first night of taking L-glutamine and since then the ankle feels healed because the pain stopped returning nightly. Hydrolized collagen is 100% type 1 collagen which is said to repair tendons and ligaments, but it also seems to need the L-glutamine to heal the ankle. I will be switching to their fish collagen because of the positive BulkSupplements reviews for skin.

14) Fungal great toenail

2 tablespoons macadamia oil after meals, up to twice per day, for 2 months, then 1 tablespoon mornings for life. My fungal toenail lifted off after 2 months or two 16 oz bottles internally of NOW brand unrefined macadamia oil, but NOW discontinued the product. Healthy, thick, pink nail grew in over the next year.

Macadamia oil has 18% palmitoleic acid, an antimicrobial and I think an antifungal. My toes had also begun to have occasional numbness and tingling (which I think is called peripheral neuropathy), numbness which surprisingly went away about when the fungal toenail dropped off. I later read that palmitoleic acid is used as a treatment for peripheral neuopathy. I like the unrefined, stronger taste of PipingRock's macadamia oil as compared to Swanson's more tasteless macadamia oil.

15) Mood and cardiovascular

1 level tsp turmeric powder (WincoFoods in western states and Dallas, TX), and 1/4 level tsp black pepper powder. Turmeric was immediately very mellowing for my mood, and it helps rebuild the endothelium (inner wall) of blood vessels. My bicep was squeezed by a too-tight, automated blood pressure cuff. It took 9 months, but turmeric has helped the bicep's soreness, as does the L-glutamine recently added at 10 grams per day. The L-glutamine, known as a fountain of youth, has now healed my bicep pain completely after only 2.5 months since 9/20/2018. I think L-glutamine may also repair a leaky blood-brain barrier, now thought to be the cause of Alzheimer's and dementia, like L-glutamine heals the stomach lining. I have also thought that L-glutamine may also cure cancer and other necrotic conditions through controlled inflammation. Turmeric is also said to help prevent Alzheimer's. The 5 lb box of turmeric powder is under $13 at WincoFoods if you ask the bulk section attendant for the 5 lb turmeric box. Black pepper increases the absorption of turmeric's curcumin by up to 20 times. Ground black pepper is available at Big Lots in a 2.5 oz bottle for $1 and also sometimes the Big Lots Gel brand in the 11 oz size for $5. I prefer the 11 oz bottle of Gel brand black pepper at Big Lots because it looks to be a finer grind of pepper than the Fresh Finds 2.5 oz bottle.

16) Blood clots

afternoons at 4 PM, 1/2 level tsp food grade sodium citrate (about 3 grams) in 6 oz water. Pro Supply Outlet on One of my biceps had apparent, obvious, slightly painful blood clots soon after a blood draw in 2016. Sodium citrate thins and liquefies cheese for nacho cheese sauce and mac-n-cheese sauce, so I thought it would dissolve blood clots for me which it did. It's perhaps a lot of sodium (1408 mg per level teaspoon) but I think my dose was 1 level teaspoon mornings and afternoons for a month or until the first 1 lb bag was gone. It took 2 weeks to receive the sodium citrate and by then I could feel the clots had moved to the left side of my heart. However, thankfully I could also feel when the sodium citrate dissolved the clots within a few days. Two Doctor's Best 100 mg nattokinase enzyme capsules did nothing for the clots, although 8 capsules per day of nattokinase for a few days did dissolve some hard and gnarly blood clots in the past on top of someone's wrist. So I now take the 1/2 level tsp maintenance dose of the sodium citrate powder for circulation.

17) Itching skin after meals

1/4 level tsp nopal prickly pear Opuntia cactus powder. Starwest Botanicals, or SwansonVitamins and PipingRock for nopal capsules. I had itching skin after meals for years, but I saw the Nopalea TV infomercial in 2010, so I bought the Swanson or PipingRock nopal leaf 650 mg capsules and took 2 capsules after meals. My itching ankles and forearms stopped itching in 2 days. Nopal has betalains which are anti-inflammatory.

18) Itching hip area under waistband

two 22 mg capsules Swanson brand zinc picolinate. I was told that zinc is the go-to supplement for any skin problem and the Swanson reviews say that picolinate is the most absorbed form of zinc. This has been a very persistent itch for 3 years that I tried many things for and could not heal. Zinc picolinate seems to suppress the itch from the inside, but I also lightly rub some non-aluminum baking soda powder onto the hip area mornings and evenings which fixes the itch.

19) Regularity and keeping the digestive tract/bowels moving

-six 300 mg capsules Swanson brand apple pectin. 1/8 level cup Arrowhead Mills Organic Rye Flour (20 oz bag) 1 level iced teaspoon of Nutricology Dietary Fiber Cellulose Powder. 1/2 level tsp NOW brand guar gum powder. SwansonVitamins. 8 oz or more of diluted 100% bottled fruit juice or 100% juice blends per day, sweetened with NOW Better Stevia powder stirred in to taste. eBay NOW brand Better Stevia 1 lb container. I dilute the glass with 80% water and 20% juice and stir in the Better Stevia to taste. 1 tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar in 6 oz stevia sweetened water. As described in the "Sleep" paragraph, evenings 1/32nd level tsp micronized magnesium carbonate stirred into 2 level tsp lecithin powder in about 6 oz water does improve regularity. I don't think my digestive tract would function nearly as well without the congealing effect of the apple pectin. It's as important as rye flour which a study found to decrease bowel transit time with a more positive effect on the digestive tract than any other bread. Guar gum is very slick and I thought it to be a good addition to my fibers. I put the guar gum on tongue, take a sip of water and then using tongue, immediately mix with water in mouth, then wash down with more water. Aloe vera extract powder 1/4 level tsp, also help regularity, but can be very bitter.

20) Longevity supplements

1/2 slightly rounded tsp (1500 mg) marine phytoplankton or three 500 mg capsules. Plankton is possibly the most important supplement that I take. The company is in the Netherlands and takes a few weeks to receive it in the U.S. Some whales live for 200 years and eat plankton. I noticed my verbal fluency improve on plankton, and my muscles' increased response to my breath. Plankton provides what I can only describe as my life force because when I stop taking plankton, my brain power plummets. 1/4 level tsp rosemary herb powder. An Italian village (Accairo near Salerno) has 15% centenarians which they think is due to a high intake of rosemary in the diet. Ketchup with every meal. Walmart Great Value 24 oz ketchup is only $1. A man over the age of 100 credited his age to eating ketchup at every meal. Ketchup contains lycopene. 1/2 level tsp hops extract. A lady over 100 had always brewed her own beer. Swanson says the antioxidant xanthohumol in hops is 200 times more powerful than resveratrol (I discontinued hops extract because I didn't notice anything by taking it.) 1/2 level tsp astragalus extract. Astragalus is said to preserve the telomere length which correlates to lifespan. 1/16th level tsp micronized magnesium carbonate powder as described in the above "Sleep" paragraph. Magnesium preserves the telomeres.

21) Superfoods

1 level iced teaspoon spirulina powder. 1 level iced teaspoon chlorella powder. 1 level iced teaspoon green tea powder.

22) Weight loss

1/2 level tsp (1500 mg) to 1 level tsp (3000 mg) garcinia cambogia powder (60% HCA). I can go until 4 PM or longer without eating when I take garcinia cambogia. I don't think I have lost any weight with it, however. I still take a few other supplements like aloe vera extract powder (1/2 level tsp) Aloe vera decreases wrinkles, increases the skin barrier and skin elasticity and also has a laxative effect.

23) Mites & lice

Food grade diatomaceous earth (1/2 level tsp afternoons internally) I had some mites and lice from a new looking thrift store pillow, so I brush the DE into my hair wet after a shower and leave it in until my next shampoo a week or so later and repeat. The DE got rid of the mites and lice because they gravitate to the scalp. Also, microwaving my small travel pillows that I sleep on for 15 seconds for 3 or 4 times each week also got rid of the mites and lice. Taking the 1/2 level tsp of DE internally afternoons also I think helped get rid of my eye mites in an internal manner.

24) Warts and moles

Venus fly trap extract (two capsules afternoons) and 15 drops of a Venus Fly Trap (VFT) alcohol extract afternoons (Eclectic Institute or Barlow brand). The venus fly trap liquid extract and capsules, since June 5, 2017, is my attempt at getting rid of some small warts and moles, but it only seems to be drying them up slowly thus far. My VFT dose is low compared to Carnivora's instructions.

25) Kidney/bladder stones

Afternoons in 7 day intervals, I have been taking one 820 mg tablet (horse pill) of Planetary Herbal's "Stone Free" product. I did pass a rough, spiked, beige sunflower seed sized stone in 2016 and one again in 2017. I took one tablet for seven days, then waited 3 weeks for a stone to possibly pass, which it did, twice. Now I just take one Stone Free tablet afternoons or evenings if I can tolerate it because it is so strong and bring my energy down. It is a formula by a well known herbalist containing interesting herbs for bladder/kidney stones like Coin Leaf.

Mornings, for brain function I also take a 90%, 1000 mg DHA softgel from I also take 1/2 level tsp of sage powder for the brain from Dollar Tree, Big Lots or wherever I can find sage. For a decade I have taken a 250 mg capsule of rutin that I read protects the bladder wall. I also take 1/2 level tsp ginger root powder for general good health, but I plan to discontinue the ginger, although for no particular reason other than to decrease the number of my supplements. or

Non-aluminum baking soda like Walmart's Great Value works great as a 24 hour deodorant. I use 1/8 to 1/4 tsp on wet palms rubbed together after my evening shower and applied under the opposing arms. Using too much powder will cause a stinging under my arms.

For a red ant sting on my toe in 2016, I took 1 level tsp (4 grams) of ascorbic acid powder (vitamin C) every 2 hours in 8 oz water and after the 2nd dose, the stinging was gone. I bought ascorbic acid in the 1 lb Swanson brand container at but will be ordering it by the kilo from BulkSupplements.

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Thank you for this detailed info. I found 9 supplements that I think would help me or a family member. If I took 40 I don't think I would have any room in my stomach for real food! But thank you so much. I'm hoping the sleep remedy will help my son with chronic sleep issues.

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Thank you thank you thank you sooo much for your time and effort in preparing this for us ... I have c/p your info in a document so that I can refer back to it ... thank you again!


Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Posted by Dhi14 (Memphis, Tn) on 05/01/2012
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I began seeing an acupuncturist (traditional chinese medicine doctor) for general fatigue. I was also having hot flashes related to menopause. I have had 2 sessions a week for 2 months, and my energy is significantly improved, and the hot flashes are now completely gone. Part of the program involves drinking a prescribed chinese tea 3 times a day after meals- tastes pretty bad, but I could tolerate it.

Turmeric, Coconut Oil, Oil Pulling

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Posted by Aus10girl (Cleveland, Oh, United States) on 07/10/2010
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My mother passed away from cancer about two months ago. We had been trying various alternative treatments for her (which we didn't start until a little late in the game, I'm sad to report), so when she passed we had a cupboard full of supliments, herbs, teas and oils. I took some of these home, and started doing some research to see how they might be used by someone who did not have cancer. I found this site right away, and was amazed at all of the feedback I was seeing from people. I decided to try them out for myself, and here are the results I've seen so far:

Turmeric Capsules: I have developed some nasty allergy symptoms over the past couple of years, which included intense itching of the eyes, sinus pain, asthma and copious amounts of mucous from the nose. After ONE DAY of taking two capsules in the morning and two at night, my symptoms were eliminated by about 90%. Within three days they were completely clear. I know it was the Turmeric, because I woke up late the past couple of days and forgot to take them, and the symptoms are coming back.

Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) - I started out using it as a moisturizer for my face, but loved the feeling of my skin so much that I started using it all over. Then, after reading all of the amazing claims on this site, I started taking about a table spoon of it in my coffee as well. After about two weeks of doing this, a wart that had been vexing me on the bottom of my foot simply peeled out. No acid, no lazers. . . It just simply came out. This was like magic to me!

Oil Pulling- I started oil pulling two times a day (usually) about three weeks ago with VCO, and just recently switched to Sunflower Oil. I love the way it makes my mouth feel. It did seem to make my teeth whiter right away. The reason I'm so interested in it is because it's supposed to be good for gum disease. I haven't seen any real improvement in my gums yet, but I'm going to stick with it. It also pleases me that I have to blow my nose and cough up phlegm when I'mthrough - even when I have no congestion. It makes me feel like I'm getting rid of the icky stuff! Other Unexpected Benefits - I have noticed several other positive things happening in my body, and since I'm using several foods, I'm not sure which is causing them. - Back and knee pain eliminated. I've always had a bad lower back, and in recent years, the tendons at the front of my knees would get really sore after sitting in one position for a while.

Since I've started taking all of these things, the pain is GONE. - Disappearing Cellulite. I've always had small patches of dimples on my rear. I discovered the other day that the left cheek was about 95% dimple free, and the right cheek was at about 80%! I made my boyfriend double check to make sure it's not all in my head :) it's not! - Noticeable reduction in desire for sweets and junk food. Maybe it's just that I'm consciously taking steps to make myself healthier, but I very rarely want anything that's bad for me. I used to have a tasty(yet very unhealthy) snack of chips or cookies every afternoon at work. Now, I don't even think about it. I am so excited about all of these wonderful benefits from just taking food! It's like real life magic to me! Thank you so much, Earth Clinic, for this wealth of information. I will continue experimenting with the different methods on this page. Thank you! Thank You!

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What did you take to reduce the cellulite in your legs and how often? I have the same issue.

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