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Seeking Help for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PCS)

Wed, 23 Jun 21 18:05:01 -0700
Posted by Jason (NC) on 06/23/2021


I am looking for help with primary sclerosing cholangitis. I could not find anything on earth clinic regarding the diagnosis. Would it follow a similar regime as cirrhosis?

Thanks in advance.

  Re: Treating H. Pylori

Wed, 23 Jun 21 18:03:25 -0700
Posted by Raymonde (Canada) on 06/23/2021

That sounds so nice but I'm confused with all you're taking.

I can't figure out how to start this and what not to eat.

Could you give me a good idea? I'm taking an oregano oil capsule 3x a day with food and black seed oil 3x a day after meals. It's only been 2 days. I have been taking mastic gum before meals to coat my esophagus.

I would enjoy some ideas. I'm 74 and have to eat every few hours or when I'm hungry cause if I eat too much I don't digest. Thank you for your support.

  Dark Chocolate Syndrome

Wed, 23 Jun 21 17:59:33 -0700
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 06/23/2021

Thank you very much to the posters who responded to my "Dark Chocolate Syndrome" request - much appreciated. Most helpful in ascertaining any upside / downside factors.


  Re: Dark Chocolate Syndrome

Wed, 23 Jun 21 17:58:55 -0700
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 06/23/2021

Way to go-HisJewel to the rescue!

Your information and the article you recommended were just the ticket!!

Soo, if one is not worried about caffeine, migraines, headaches, shingles, kidney stones and a few other things, a maximum of one ounce per day would seem to have beneficial health effects.

BTW I hesitate to query your age but if you are "older" I can recommend getting the shingles shot. Shingles not nice + the risk increases with age. "Talk to the health professional you see most often". Just saying.

I must say that I was impressed with the variety of minerals etc contained in the Dark Chocolate - makes me feel less guilty about indulging! Best to get hold of the one with no sugar (Fair Trade?) but that would not appeal to the majority I guess. Again, I would recommend steering clear of the high cocoa one (+70%).

The inflammation question is not resolved though is it? Helping OR hindering? Maybe that is the sugar component acting as a spanner in the works - again??

Times past I would try the occasional Carob bar as a substitute.

Yes folks, the secret is out at last- chocolate really does grow on trees! I felt a small twinge of guilt to learn that it takes a whole crop of pods from one "chocolate tree" to produce a mere five bars of choc. Did you know that?

Cheers from D.U.

  Re: Rob's Hair Puddy Thickener and Growth Formula

Wed, 23 Jun 21 17:58:19 -0700
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 06/23/2021

Hi Nina in India -

You are making about 7 oz at one time. I keep it in the shower with the top on the container. No need to refrigerate. I have short hair so 7 oz last me about 3-4 weeks. I am going to try and add both the puddy and shampoo to one large 16 oz container. The last time I tried it, it was so thick it would not flow out of the bottle.

I merged 2 treatment plans together. The hair puddy with the iodine spray on scalp.

Here is a link I should have included of one person's cure for their hair loss. This is the reason why I spray decolorized iodine tincture on the skin of my receding hairline after I shower.

Topical Iodine Cured His Patchy Hair Loss ONLY AFTER 2 MONTHS!

If you can't access the website, here is the basis of his success.

His success formula for alopecia areata

This is what he shares in order to cure his bald patchy hair loss.

First, what you need is the decolorized iodine tincture (also known as white iodine), coconut oil & vitamin e oil to soothe any itchiness (he mentions iodine made his scalp very itchy, so his solution for this was to mix these 2 oils and apply it on those areas in order to prevent any scalp inflammation).

He also took Supradyn supplements, which is a multi-vitamin available in India. (If you are looking for high-quality multi-vitamins, we recommend you to check this out by Garden of Life. ALL ingredients in this multivitamin formula are made from nutritious and raw whole foods, NOT synthetic chemicals).


  • Decolorized iodine tincture

  • Coconut oil +Vitamin E oil (Optional for nourishing scalp and prevent itchy scalp)

  • Good quality multivitamins


  1. Apply the decolorized iodine tincture every night to the bald or thinning areas using a Q-tip for precise application.

  2. (Optional) Apply the coconut oil and vitamin E mixture every other day if you are experiencing scalp itchiness from the use of iodine. (You definitely don't want to cause any inflammation by scratching those areas)

  3. Take your choice of multivitamin everyday.

He states after using 2 months, he started seeing new patches growing on the bald spots. He adds that after the continuous use of this formula for 4-5 months, his bald spots were completely filled in.

I hope you find this helpful.

What Can Cause Elevated Liver Enzymes in Just 8 Months?

Wed, 23 Jun 21 17:56:33 -0700
Posted by Susan (Pa) on 06/23/2021

My husband just received the results of his semi-annual bloodwork, and he learned he had elevated liver enzymes (ALT-98, AST-50). In October the results were ALT-52, AST-29. He is 6'4", 180 lbs., age 64, type 2 diabetes, hypothyroid, AFIB, BP of 140/68.

Meds: metformin combo with saxagliptin, NP thyroid, Valsartan.

Supplements: Milk thistle, C, B1, B6, B12, D3, CoQ10, Magnesium, Hawthorn, Reservetrol, Garlic, Cinnamon, Chlorella, Spirulina, Hesperidin, Pycnogenol, Fish oil, and Lugol's Iodine (4 drops applied topically).

He just started the Lugol's two months ago, and we didn't realize it needed to be part of a complete protocol, so are wondering if this has contributed to the problem.

Any ideas what would cause this dramatic of a change to liver enzymes? Suggestions or changes to consider?

  Ginger Root for Osteoarthritis

Wed, 23 Jun 21 15:04:32 -0700
Posted by Jacquie (El Paso, Tx) on 06/23/2021

Thank you for recommending the ginger root for osteoarthritis. Would you please be more specific as to the dose?... I see you wrote 2 capsules, but how many mg are in each capsule? For example, some supplements I looked at said the capsules are 250 mg some say 500 mg. Also would you please recommend or share what brand you are using?

  Re: Dark Chocolate Syndrome

Wed, 23 Jun 21 08:29:02 -0700
Posted by HisJewel (New York) on 06/23/2021

Greetings Michael,

My experience with over indulgence in chocolate is the side effects from too much caffeine and arginine. The caffeine can keep the knee pain on going the arginine can bring on a shingles rash if you are fighting shingles.

That was my experience. Texting by phone so keeping it short.

Here is a benefit side effects article:

The Health Benefits and Risks of Dark Chocolate

  Re: Google Ad in Middle of Post

Wed, 23 Jun 21 07:25:08 -0700
Posted by Earth Clinic on 06/23/2021

Hi Sabita,

Yes, we noticed that too. Sorry, it is super irritating. That is Google's auto-ad function plunking an ad in the middle of a post (vs an article, which would be much better).

We're trying to figure out how to stop that from happening without losing even more revenue. Every time we shift something on the ads, it tends to plummet much-needed revenue. We need the ads to pay for the programming updates the site needs constantly. Trying to figure out other revenue paths for the site, then we could ditch most of the ads. That would be the ultimate goal!

Google Ad in Middle of Post

Wed, 23 Jun 21 07:18:20 -0700
Posted by Sabita (Orange City, Fl) on 06/22/2021

Why am I seeing a banner ad in the middle of material I am reading and I can't get rid of it.

 Re: Dercum's Disease

Wed, 23 Jun 21 07:14:13 -0700
Posted by Alexandra (Pennsylvania ) on 06/22/2021

I sent the below to a Dercums doctor.... If you have any help, it's been 10 years since you posted this, but I wanted to see how you're doing now too!

All the best, Alexandra


I am a Veteran female patient 65 years old living in Pennsylvania with near certain Dercums Disease.

Had Valley Fever/ Coccidimicosis while in Army 1975 while stationed at Ft Huachuca, Az.

Large Upper body mass Lipoma 9.2 cm X 7 cm as a paraspinal mass in my R. Rhomboid Muscle ( No biopsy due to dangerous location ).

Lipomas in tops of both feet and appears R. ankle cuff multiple sizes.

Lipomas recently noticed L upper thigh 2 inch long new lipoma with other areas in Left forearm and multiple new places.

Hashimotos, + Hypothyroid and half a thyroid left with nodules so far benign started 10 years post Valley Fever/ coccidimycosis.

Recent all high numbers in the 300's of cholesterol panel LDL was in the good range.

Blood pressure up significantly today 148/99

Two inguinal hernia repairs. 3rd not surgically repaired.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Weight 169 5' tall.

My 28 years researching Mycoplasma I believe that connecting the dots in my life that the underlying cause for MANY things is Mycoplasma- from Lymes to Mycoplasma Pneumonia, to scleroderma and Raynaud's and Rheumatoid Arthritis -the list goes on (I don't have scleroderma/ Lymes)

I believe my medical history and rapidly changing physical condition (Including a soft smooth size of a nickel growth on the roof of my mouth is potentially another lipoma.

No biopsy on the large mass due to the location / potential problems.

Epstein Barr Virus triggered 1986 after 1st Thyroid surgery at Portland, Oregon VA..

Presently R Elbow lymph gland swells to size of egg.

I am primarialy interested in diagnosis regarding this condition and I presently have 2 California doctors~

I see Dr. Mignot at Stanford for multiple sleep disorders.

I see Dr. Buchfurher in Downey, California for severe RLS treatment.

Cordially, Alexandra

 Re: Low Testosterone and Tight Scrotum Problem

Wed, 23 Jun 21 07:12:45 -0700
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 06/22/2021

Essential nutrients for optimal testosterone levels include zinc, B vitamins, and vitamins A, C, D3, and E. Get sunlight as well – vitamin D is especially crucial. Essential mineral deficiencies can be (zinc, calcium, magnesium, potassium)

Eliminate Sugar:

Intake of sugar increases insulin levels in your body, which ultimately reduces the production of testosterone. Completely eliminate sugary and high carb food such as soft drinks, cake, cookies, pasta, pizza and bread.

Omega-3 fats: Just like vitamins and other minerals, your body requires healthy fats for optimal functioning. A study published in the Journal of Steroid Biochemistry found that a diet with less than 40 percent of energy as fat led to a decrease in testosterone.

Omega-3 fats are healthy fats that can help boost your testosterone level. You can find omega-3 fats in nuts, avocados, unheated nut oil, fish, egg yolks, olives and olive oil. Monounsaturated fat (also found in pig lard) has a direct effect on your testosterone level. Peanuts, peanut butter, palm oil and canola oil contain this kind of fat.

Olive oil: Men suffering from testosterone deficiency can consume olive oil to boost their testosterone level naturally. The monounsaturated fat found in olive oil plays a role in stimulating the production of testosterone. According to a study, regular intake of olive oil can boost the testosterone level by almost 15 percent.

Cruciferous vegetables: Low testosterone level is often caused by the conversion of testosterone into the female hormone estrogen. Cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli contain indole-3-carbinol (I3C), a plant compound that helps in inhibiting unwanted estrogen production. Furthermore, cruciferous vegetables contain zinc. Therefore, adding cruciferous vegetables to the diet helps in maintaining a healthy testosterone level.

Egg yolks are rich in vitamin D and can help boost your testosterone levels. Just be wary of the cholesterol in egg yolks, though – if you already have cholesterol issues, you can consume other alternatives (like fish).

Tuna or Salmon: These fish are rich in vitamin D, a nutrient linked to testosterone production. (1)

To sum it all up. Eat a healthy diet.

Nebulizing Hydrogen Peroxide for Candida - Need Instructions and Dosage

Wed, 23 Jun 21 07:09:07 -0700
Posted by Deborah (Loxley, Alabama ) on 06/22/2021

Nebulizer + hydrogen peroxide +distilled water for systemic candida

I need to know what the dosage instructions are. Someone, please help me find out. I also have other health issues. Foot neuropathy, fibromyalgia, arthritis, anxiety, depression, major fatigue, too much.

I really have tried sooo many remedies. I'm going to do this. I just need to get the proper instructions. I'm determined to keep hoping and believing for a healing. I'm 65 yrs. old and believe there are many people that really need help with natural healing. I'd love to find my health again and be able to share it will all the desperate people who don't know the way.

I'm also asking for prayer to heal from grief from losing my 47 yr. old son this past May and a 43 yr. old daughter that's been missing for 12 yrs. The way I've grown spiritually thru all this is really amazing. I just know I'm loved and I would like to share that love with others. Ty

  Re: Rob's Hair Puddy Thickener and Growth Formula

Wed, 23 Jun 21 07:05:25 -0700
Posted by Nina (Mumbai Maharashtra India) on 06/22/2021

Hi Rob, thanks for your formula I need some clarity please do I have to make a fresh solution every day or can I preserve it in the fridge and how many days can last
Badly in need of a remedy.

Thanks in advance. Greetings from overseas.

Boric Acid for BV Works Until I Stop Remedy - Please Advise

Wed, 23 Jun 21 07:03:26 -0700
Posted by Monica (Massachusetts) on 06/23/2021
4 out of 5 stars

About a month ago, I got my first yeast infection. Got prescribed oral anti fungal medication. Went back to the doctor for follow up and they told me I had BV. Went on antibiotics, and got another yeast infection right after. Got more anti fungal medication but this one was way worse than the first one.

I came on this site and purchased boric acid suppositories to take in conjunction with the medication. All was well. I took the boric acid morning and night for two weeks, maybe even a day or two longer bc I lost track of how long it had been. I had also been applying coconut oil every other day to soothe the area and prevent drying.

It's been about a day or two without boric acid and I now feel slightly off! I'm worried I may have BV again. There's no sign of a yeast infection.

My question is what's your opinion on continuing the boric acid? Or has it been too long and I should continue to let things settle before doing them again? I still apply the coconut oil and I drink ACV and take probiotics orally every day.

Just don't know if I feel off bc of the boric acid suppositories or if it is in fact BV. Thank you for anyone who responds!! This sucks!

Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, Molybdenum for Chemical Sensitivity

Wed, 23 Jun 21 06:50:34 -0700
Posted by Royce W (Center, Texas) on 06/23/2021
5 out of 5 stars

If you are having chemical sensitivity, you are most likely deficient in magnesium, zinc, selenium. and molybdenum. It is best to take these in angstrom form - liquid ionic minerals. I went to an oriental medicine doctor. I took these minerals twice per day, 20 minutes apart.

I took magnesium and molybdenum every day. I alternated selenium and zinc.

For 2 weeks I took Mg, Selenium, Moly, then Mg, Moly, and zinc.

It cleared up all chemical sensitivity. It took a year.

I also took Jergon Sacha and a liver cleanse to clear out a viral infection that was causing the drain on minerals. I hope this helps.

  Re: ACV and Blackstrap Molasses for Arteriosclerosis in Legs

Wed, 23 Jun 21 06:47:17 -0700
Posted by Rob (Canada) on 06/23/2021

I know from a short BBC story on Apple Cider Vinegar.. it showed proof that ACV lowers the blood sugar spike if taken before a meal. Could explain some of its weight loss effects.

  Bill Munro's Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation

Wed, 23 Jun 21 06:46:32 -0700
Posted by Minty Hanson (Moses Lake WA) on 06/23/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I just found this site and I'm really excited. I've been squirting food-grade H2o2 up my nose and gargling it .. whenever I felt a cold coming on. It worked! Everyone thought I was crazy. I wonder if anyone takes it internally. Any feedback on this?


Thieve’s Oil Compress for TMJ

Wed, 23 Jun 21 06:45:32 -0700
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 06/22/2021
5 out of 5 stars

My GF had a severe attack of TMJ after returning home from a dinner date. She said it started while she was eating. First, we applied a heating pad to the side of her face. Did not do much for the pain.

So, next we tried applying Dr. Christopher's SenSei Menthol Ointment (if you are not familiar with this product, imagine vick's salve, tigerbalm and icy hot combined times 100! ) to the side of her jaw, neck and around her ear.

I then made up an oil compress of thieve's oil to be placed inside her mouth (placed between her back tooth gum line of her jaw and cheek). As close to the temporomandibular joint area as possible. The compress will release its oils over the hour so it will absorb into the jaw area.

Then I had her lay down for the night. She woke-up as if nothing had ever happened.

How to make this essential oil compress:

  • 6 drops thieves oil – mine has cinnamon, not cassia (I guess you could add more drops if you want it stronger)
  • 30 drops olive oil
  • ½ of a small cottonball

Mix oils in a small bowl with your finger then soak it up with the cottonball.

Note: I am trying this on myself tonite for fluid in my inner ear that won't go away. If it works, I'll post results.

Multiple Remedies for LPR

Wed, 23 Jun 21 06:42:34 -0700
Posted by CindyC (Arizona) on 06/22/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I believe I have diagnosed myself with LPR due to the anxiety attacks I was getting from the symptoms. My recommendation is to not overload on too many "so called cures" that you see on these boards and to start with one cure at a time to see what works. I noticed eating bland whole foods has already helped me after two days. I noticed that drinking Chamomile Tea with raw or Manuka honey relaxes me and soothes the symptoms. I sometimes ad 1/2 teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in with the tea, it really has helped. If it doesn't work for you in the tea, try adding a capful of ACV in a glass of water. Don't use too much. I see where some people add two teaspoons full, that's too much. Make sure the vinegar is "Braggs" organic ACV with the mother it's the best. Don't use regular vinegar.

LPR is not caused by acid, but stomach enzymes - namely called "Pepsin" which causes respiratory symptoms and inflammation. Google "Pepsin and LPR" and you will better understand what LPR is. It's not the same as Gerd and acid reflux.

I am currently researching "Alkaline" water of at least 9.0 is best. Drink a glass in the morning and an hour after a meal and NOT during meals. This is important. "Essentia Ionized water" is best. Drink regular water throughout the day. Remember, too much of anything is not good. When eating foods, keep a journal. Write down everything you eat that makes you feel bad or good. Eventually you will get it right. Don't get discouraged, know that you are not alone in this. :0)

Try this:

1. Eat bland, research low acidic foods and low fat foods. Eat small meals and snacks throughout the day. Research LPR safe foods. There are lots of foods you actually can eat.

2. Put a cap full of ACV in a glass of water and drink after a meal, or 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda in a glass of water and drink after a meal.

3. Try the brand "Essentia Ionized water" (Alkaline water), in the morning 30 minutes before a meal and drink a glass before you go to bed. Don't make it your main water source, drink regular water throughout the day. DON'T DRINK THE ALKALINE WATER WHILE EATING.

4.) Research 500 mg of Magnesium supplement for LPR (without calcium). Heard good things about this. I'm going to check with my doctor first.

5.) Don't drink just any teas. Try Chamomile tea, the reason it is great is because it has anti-inflammatory properties which can be soothing for your throat and digestive tract. The other tea is Marshmallow root tea.

Good luck to all.