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Need Remedies for Itchy Scalp

1 hour ago
Posted by Bevjay (Niagara Falls, Canada) on 09/28/2023

I have had an itchy scalp for some time now and have tried all kinds of natural remedies but so far nothing has helped - have any of your readers got any recent advice?

EC: Please check out our scalp infection remedies page for some great reader remedy posts:

  Re: Grover's Disease Trigger

1 hour ago
Posted by Shelia (Decatur, Al) on 09/28/2023

Jennifer my Dermatologist says heat and sweating causes it so if you are tanning that is what started it back up. I use only self tanner now. Cocoa and Eve is a good one. Smells good too and stays in longer.

 Re: Severe Allergies in 10 Year Old Boxer - Seeking Remedies

3 hours ago
Posted by Deirdre (VA) on 09/28/2023


Please look into frozen or freeze-dried raw food. One of my dogs had very serious skin allergies, and they all but disappeared when he went on freeze dried alternating turkey and beef patties with a bit of grain-free kibble. I had tried numerous remedies over the years, but the diet change was the best. It took a few days to start seeing results. Colloidal silver 20 ppm helped with flaking and itchy skin but was a temporary fix until he was on a consistent raw food diet.

Severe Allergies in 10 Year Old Boxer - Seeking Remedies

3 hours ago
Posted by DJG (US) on 09/28/2023

My girl has been on apoquel for severe itching/scratching for about 5-7 years .We try to only give her a half pill with 2 meals . We have had extensive allergy tests done on her to no avail. So in trying to give her relief, we pay approximately $90 every 10 days for freeze dried anti allergy food mixture which she seems to like but it doesn't relieve her discomfort. A side effect of the apoquel is skin growths of which she has a couple but now another large soft tumor on her belly has me concerned. She did have an open cyst that was turning black on her back and I used iodine and it cleared up almost immediatley. I am going to use the iodine again on this growth but am wondering if I should include castor oil. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  Re: Apricot Seeds for Bulging Eyes

3 hours ago
Posted by Lily (Tubli) on 09/28/2023

I hope you see this message. How did you use apricot seed? How much and how often? How long approximately? Thank you.

  Blackstrap Molasses for Multiple Fibroids

5 hours ago
Posted by shb (Sydney) on 09/27/2023

unsulphured blackstrap molasses for multiple fibroids

I read all the comments on the above as a natural remedy for shrinking fibroids!

Unfortunately, not many have come back to report if their fibroids(especially big ones like 9mm and above) shrunk or not?

It will be helpful if someone could write their story on how they went with using the unsulphured blackstrap organic molasses for shrinking fibroids and how much they had and when, like with food/after food, with water or on its own?

Thanks so much guys!!

Soft Cyst Near Dog's Heart Causing Limp

5 hours ago
Posted by Wolfgeist177 (Canada) on 09/28/2023

My lab has had a cyst for some time. Its soft and fairly large. On left side near the heart. Doesn't impact him health wise but makes him limp. Would appreciate a non-invasive method of dealing with it. Thanks.

  Re: Lion's Mane Cured Husband's Nerve Pain

5 hours ago
Posted by Guest (EU) on 09/28/2023

Thanks for sharing. What dosage did you use for each purpose? How many teaspoons and how many times per day? What is the ratio of mushroom to alcohol and mushroom to water in preparing the tincture? Thank you

  Re: Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey for Open Pyometra in Dog

5 hours ago
Posted by Jerry Poydras (LA) on 09/27/2023

How do U mix the three ingredients.

EC: Please read the instructions in our article at the top of the page: and

  Re: Questions for Art

15 hours ago
Posted by Art (California) on 09/27/2023

Okay, that's a little clearer now, Connie.

The icing is apparently helping so definitely continue. The fact that it is effective let's you know that there is definitely significant inflammation involved. The Stopain should also help as it is a fairly potent topical anti inflammatory. You didn't mention it this time, is it helping?

Sitting can definitely exacerbate sciatic pain so if you are doing a lot of sitting, that may not be the best choice. Making sure to use good posture when standing can be beneficial for improving sciatica.

The HA, as I wrote about it is intended for DDD, which does not really seem to be the issue here based on what the three orthopedic surgeons have told you. The HA may or may not help in your case, but seems worth the effort for at least one 120 capsule bottle of it. The collagen supplement is intended for ligament and tendon damage which may or may not apply here since the three orthopedic surgeons did not point you in that direction.

I have had very good results using icing for sciatica and in my experience the benefit has been cumulative with the beneficial effect lasting longer and longer with continued cryotherapy and you have reported it as beneficial, but you did not give feedback on the Stopain which I have found very beneficial for sciatica also.

Boswellia Serrata Extract (BSE) in the forms referred to as AKBA or Apres Flex is also beneficial in reducing inflammation and helping to repair sciatic nerve damage as discussed here :

Here is a relevant quote :

' These findings suggest that, at the molecular level, AKBA can increase neurotrophic factor expression through inhibiting myeloperoxidase expression and reducing inflammatory reactions, which could promote myelin sheath and axon regeneration in the injured sciatic nerve. '

Turmeric / Curcumin also helps sciatica or disc related issues as discussed here :

Here is a relevant quote :

' Our study provided pre-clinical evidence for expediting this natural, non-toxic pleiotropic agent to become a new and safe clinical treatment of radiculopathy. '

Here is a link to a product that contains both BSE in the form referred to as Apres Flex and also contains Curcumin and Mangosteen Extract which is also beneficial for sciatica :,aps,110&sr=8-8

So these are all things that I would do for myself if I had sciatica and you can discuss them with your doctor to see if they would be suitable and safe for you.

On a related note, EC has a whole section on sciatica with 46 remedies listed and it may be worth considering some of those options also.


  Re: Tooth Abscess

17 hours ago
Posted by Sharon (Charlotte, nc) on 09/27/2023

Can you explain the beef feet? And how did it all work out??

  Re: Need Advice on Serrapeptase Side Effects

17 hours ago
Posted by Angela (Nashville, TN) on 09/27/2023

I wonder if you could be allergic. The idea came because Dr. Mercola had an article on Nattokinase, Serrapeptase and Lumbrokinase that do similar things, and suggested switching up between bottles in order to avoid developing an allergy. But maybe you are already allergic to serrapeptase.

Olive Leaf Extract Helps Tooth Pain

17 hours ago
Posted by broadusername (Waco, TX) on 09/27/2023
5 out of 5 stars

A year ago I had all four wisdom teeth removed, plus another tooth. They didn't want to remove the 6th because they felt like removing 6 teeth at once would put too much stress on my body. So, for the past year I've had a broken tooth that's partially dead. Last week it started hurting, and the gumline was pretty red along the lower left side of my mouth. The pain got incredibly intense and would not go away over the course of a few days.

I started taking Olive Leaf Extract (250mg/day) for the first two days. By the third, I ramped it up to 500mg/day, and by the 4th or 5th day, 1,000mg/day in two doses (one in the AM, one in the evening). Once I started doing 500mg per day, I noticed the pain had begun to subside. At 1,000mg/day, it subsided even more.

It's important to note that I also took Bromelain w/ the Olive Leaf Extract to (potentially) help breakdown and absorb the OLE into my bloodstream more efficiently + rinsed my mouth with Oregano Oil (the liquid version with carvacrol).

I'm not entirely sure if it's the Olive Leaf Extract, the Oregano Oil liquid mouth rinse, or both, but one way or another my gums look a 100% better than they have in a long time, and the pain has subsided to being barely noticeable.

I'm still headed to the dentist (today, actually) because I haven't been to one since last years wisdom tooth surgery and need to go regardless of tooth pain or not.

  Re: Osteoporosis Supplement Questions for Art

17 hours ago
Posted by RSW (OH) on 09/27/2023

Family members remind me that I have had arthritis for 1.5 years, not 2.5 years. I think that is good news and hope to get my memory back if I can ever stop this and get back to no pain and swelling everywhere. Best wishes to all the wonderful people on this site, and thank you, Diedra for creating this site.

  Re: Questions for Art

17 hours ago
Posted by Connie (GA) on 09/27/2023

Hi Art,

Thanks again and apologies for the confusion. I was abbreviating Hylauronic Acid as HLA so will spell out going forward.

In terms of diagnosis, I have been to 3 Orthopedic surgeons, one with a double fellowship in neurology. Have tried, stretching, PT, icing, acupuncture, massage and chiropractor. I do ice regularly throughout the day as needed and this does provide relief for both of my issues (SIJ and Sciatic). I have had MRIs, XRAYs, CT Scan of Pelvis, extensive bloodwork check for auto immune and inflammatory markers. Everything has come back negative with the exception of a mild bulge at L3/L4 and L4/L5. Therefore, the docs have not been able to provide a diagnosis as to the cause of the sciatic pain (possibly piriformis syndrome) nor the spasms.

The spams are the primary issue at this time and occur in the area of the sacroiliac joints. The spasms were initially triggered by forward flexion and or rotation. Over the past two years, this issue has progressed to where the spasms can be triggered by reaching to close a car door, standing from a squatting position after pulling just a few weeds or just about any movement involving flexion and/or rotation. I also tested negative for Sacroiliitis although on some days my SI Joints do feel inflamed. Therefore, I have had to give up golfing, hiking and biking.

After a lot of reading on SI Joint Dysfunction where the tendons can be lax or too tight, I thought I would try the Hyaluronic Acid and/or Multi Collagen Plus to repair the tendons or whatever is causing the constant irritation and ultimately spasms in the SI Joints. So this is where I would like to know what you might suggest to calms the SI Joints and surrounding structures.

The 2nd issue is right buttock sciatic pain, that never goes down the leg. The sciatic is mostly under control but does flare up. I recently took the L Lysine and Root2 BioCell Collagen for roughly 5-6 weeks thinking the bulge in L4/L5 was causing the sciatic pain. I also did alot of walking during that timeframe and the Sciatic has been much improved overall. The Drs could not say for sure if the bulge was actually the source of any of the issues as the bulge is considered minor.

My objective is to get to the point where the spasms are under control so I can resume my fun activities and have better movement overall. When this first started - about 5 years ago - the spasms were coming from the L4/L5 area but over the recent past are felt originating from the SI Joints. Any help greatly appreciated.

  Turmeric Helps Keep Hormones Balanced

1 day ago
Posted by Marisol (California) on 09/27/2023

What is BSM?

EC: Blackstrap Molasses

  Re: Methylene Blue vs MMS

1 day ago
Posted by Stephanie (CA) on 09/26/2023

That's not true. Credible studies have been done in Russia with positive results. It has been used to clean water in other countries for decades. I was born in Spain and my mother said they used it to clean the water there 60 yrs. ago. I'm sorry but there are thousands, if not more, testimonies of people who have used MMS with great success. I don't wish to debate with you, just saying you should do more research.

 Re: Need Help for Chronic Sinus Pain From Allergies

1 day ago
Posted by Judy (Amherst, VA) on 09/27/2023

Thanks, again, Rob. Definitely worth a try.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Severe Knee Pain From Arthritis

2 days ago
Posted by Janet (San Diego , Ca) on 09/26/2023

I wanted to add that it now appears to me, that they brand of honey and the location the honey came from as well as other things added to the honey could have an important effect on how well this works for you. I found that when I took the same brand of honey from Florida for 2 days then took the same brand from Ca for 3 days, the honey from Ca didn't stop the pain as well as the honey from Florida. The brand was the same, Local Hive, but the one that seems to work best on me is from Florida, with "Floral Notes": Brazilian Pepper, Citrus, Clover, Gallberry, & Tupelo. I've added this info because I've read that one honey(Maluleka Honey) has very good health benefits, so I'm guessing that may also be the case with Local Hive Honey from Florida and CPPD Arthritis in my knees. I've now ordered some of this same honey from Florida (as I've run out of the Local Hive Honey I had from Florida and once I give it a try, I'll report back if it does indeed keep that horrible pain away. I hope this works for anyone else with this horrible pain.

 Re: Need Help for Chronic Sinus Pain From Allergies

2 days ago
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 09/26/2023

Povidone-Iodine Nasal Wash – Powerful and Natural Sinus Infection Remedy Source: Follow this protocol, it may take 4 months and good luck..


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