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 Re: Hydration for Chronic Sinus Issues

Thu, 24 Sep 20 17:40:04 -0700
Posted by Gertjr (Madison) on 09/24/2020

Yes, I deliberately don't drink water so I don't have to pee. I don't think you understand what it's like to have to pee every 20 minutes, all day long. My job requires me to ride around with a deputy for many hours of the day. How long do you think that would last if we had to stop at least every 1/2 hour? Be realistic. I drink as much as I am able and that's it. I'm not losing my job because of bathroom trips. I stop enough because of my ibsd as it is.

  Cayenne Pepper for Dry Mouth

Thu, 24 Sep 20 14:23:27 -0700
Posted by Anon (Not Canada) on 09/24/2020

Fresh oranges, peaches, mango, or pineapple might work, too. When I drink clove/nutmeg tea it makes my mouth dry. Water doesn't help but orange juice does.

Probiotics for Constipation

Thu, 24 Sep 20 14:23:01 -0700
Posted by Gord235 (Vancouver, British Columbia) on 09/24/2020
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I finally cured my constipation when a friend gave me some probiotic capsules to try. They were 80 billion strength and after taking one a day for five days I noticed a marked improvement in my bowel movements. Every movement was smooth and made without effort. Doing some research I discovered that taking anti-biotics can sometimes knock out your natural gut bacteria which aids in the digestive process and that is what happened to me when I was given anti-biotics for a bladder infection. Probiotics help to grow gut bacteria to replace that which was destroyed by the antibiotics. I understand that yogurt contains probiotics but not enough to make a difference. It is only necessary to take the probiotics for seven days in order to get the gut bacteria re-established then put them away. If constipation returns then do another seven days of one capsule per day.

  Remedies for C-Diff

Thu, 24 Sep 20 14:21:38 -0700
Posted by Yvonne (Baltimore, Md) on 09/24/2020

Hi Sue, are you still well? Can you give me the name of your doctor in Virginia?

  Hydrogen Peroxide in the Ears for Colds

Thu, 24 Sep 20 14:21:26 -0700
Posted by Tammy (Spartanburg, Sc) on 09/24/2020

You should not have added water to your hydrogen peroxide. I am quite sure that is why you didn't get good results. Best of health to you.

 Re: Hydration for Chronic Sinus Issues

Thu, 24 Sep 20 07:48:34 -0700
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, Usa) on 09/23/2020

Is this a real thing? Are people deliberately dehydrating themselves to avoid peeing?

The water you drink on an empty stomach is put straight to work. The urinating you do after drinking water on an empty stomach is a sign of work the body is desperate to do but hadn't been able to do before you drank the water because you're dehydrated and you should thank God it's still able to DO that work in light of what you're doing to it by refusing to drink plain water!

That frequent urination and incontinence are both signs of some pretty serious dehydration. The dehydrated body doesn't throw plain water away like that. If it's dehydrated, it's operating in emergency mode which it absolutely must when you're refusing to let it do what needs to be done by refusing to give it plain water.

This isn't a matter of convenience. Not drinking water is bad enough but ingesting other things with the express purpose of deterring and preventing the body doing things it desperately needs to do is extremely dangerous. The fact that people aren't dropping in the streets is a shining testament to the body's ability to do what has to be done WHILE dealing with all of the substances you're ingesting in an effort to sabotage that work because people call them "symptoms".

If you don't believe it, take a weekend and drink water according to the timer on your phone, as I suggested - 8 little ounces every two waking hours - and see what happens. Don't over do it. Drinking water every two hours isn't always going to hit an empty stomach but give the body at least half an opportunity to restore some order to the critical state of its fluids. Forget about repairing damaged systems - that will take years - just give it some water. Plain water. Stop trying to tell it what to do because if it isn't getting a steady supply of water, it must stop its lifesaving efforts when its dehydrated or its restorative efforts once you give it what it needs to deal with your demands so it can get back to work.

 Re: Hydration for Chronic Sinus Issues

Wed, 23 Sep 20 18:50:36 -0700
Posted by Junebug (Pasadena) on 09/23/2020

Hello GertJr,

I find that if I drink a cup of water after a meal, I don't have to pee as much. It's drinking water on an empty stomach that causes my frequent urination. Also, I find that if I have a protein smoothie at 6pm, which I was doing for dinner during the summer, it causes me to pee at least 2-3 times during the night, which is really strange, because they are so thick. But for me, the key to holding the hydration is to drink plenty of water after a meal... can be up to an hour after a meal. You might also want to experiment with puffed rice crackers. They may help. Eat one and then drink water.

Blinking Rapidly Helps Eye Twitch But Doesn't Cure It

Wed, 23 Sep 20 17:42:46 -0700
Posted by Xanadu (Memphis, Tn) on 09/23/2020
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My right upper eyelid started twitching many times per day causing me to seek a cure here. I tried bananas, potassium, magnesium, pressure in the area. None of those worked. I remembered that when my ribs were in pain my Chiropractor said the muscles were in spasm from a fall I had that caused a nerve to be pinched. When adjustments to relieve the pinched nerve failed he put electrodes on the area and applied shock treatments to the area to exhaust the muscles so they would be too tired to spasm and would get out of the habit of doing so.

That made me think I needed to exhaust the eye muscles but unwilling to put electrodes and shock in the area of my eye I just practiced blinking the eyelid as rapidly as possible for 30-45 seconds and found that stops it for a few hours so I am not constantly bothered by the twitching.

Hope this helps someone else. I still hope to find something that works totally.

Garlic for Hot Flashes

Wed, 23 Sep 20 17:40:29 -0700
Posted by Gina (Toronto) on 09/23/2020
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I have stumbled upon a home remedy for night sweats, which I have had for the past year or more. It is fresh garlic. I changed my diet at the beginning of September to lose Covid weight and started eating a lot more veggies and salads. The one thing I have A LOT of every day, is fresh chopped garlic, about two cloves each time, which I grill first before adding the other vegetables.

About a day or two into eating garlic, my night sweats TOTALLY ceased. My body temperature regulates perfectly now. I am stunned because I tried all sorts of remedies and supplements and nothing helped.

Please try this if you wake up at night pouring with sweat, only to freeze a few minutes later after tossing aside the blankets. I would love to know if it helps others too.

 Re: Chronic Sinus Issues for 20 Years

Wed, 23 Sep 20 17:39:25 -0700
Posted by Junebug (Pasadena) on 09/23/2020

Hi Eve,

How about trying serrapeptase? Whenever I take that, I can feel it clearing my sinuses. Perhaps you have a polyp issue you are not aware of.

Also, diet changes might help. You didn't mention what you eat. Gluten-free diet might be key as well as eliminating sugar.

 Re: Hydration for Chronic Sinus Issues

Wed, 23 Sep 20 17:35:43 -0700
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, Usa) on 09/23/2020

You're not peeing the water you're drinking. Your body is greedily using up the water you're drinking to do as much as possible with what little it gets - as in flushing the overabundance of minerals in the dirty water it's been using because it isn't getting enough water.

When you're dehydrated, your body has no choice but to use dirty water, to ration water and to slowly SACRIFICE organs to save your heart and keep you conscious, so you can find water.

When the blood volume gets too low, it will simply knock you out, putting you on the floor so the heart doesn't explode trying to pump enough blood up to your brain to keep you conscious.

Your body knows what to do. It can clean itself up, repair itself, even repair what was damaged by the dehydration but everything it does requires you to drink water.

  Re: Hair and Nails Growing While Using Supplements for COVID19

Wed, 23 Sep 20 11:11:20 -0700
Posted by Art (California) on 09/23/2020

Hi Hisjewel,

If you were insufficient or deficient in zinc, supplementing with zinc is likely to affect hair and nail growth. It should be most noticeable in the nail growth before the hair growth.


Gaps Diet for Migraines

Wed, 23 Sep 20 11:10:52 -0700
Posted by Maggie (Springfield Mo) on 09/23/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I hope this helps someone, I know there is a lot of suffering out there. I am a nutritionist, researcher and have used the GAPS diet in gut and brain related conditions over the years. One client, a mid-30s mother of 3 boys had daily migraine seizures so severe that she was unable to function.I recommended she try the GAPS diet as I had so much success with ASD children improving. GAPS requires a bone broth, to meat stock, advancing diet to heal the gut lining and prevent leaky gut and, ulimately, leaky brain.

After 30 days she was seizure free, and no longer having the migraine headaches she had had since she was 13. She was a miracle, but I have come to know that miracles are not rare but happen everyday all over the world.....more and more as people wake up and take control of their own health.

Cayenne Pepper for Dry Mouth

Wed, 23 Sep 20 11:08:56 -0700
Posted by Kate (London, Ontario, Canada) on 09/23/2020
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Once again, a huge thank you to Earth Clinic and it's amazing community of contributors! Lately, I've found myself waking up in the morning with a dry mouth that seems to persist throughout much of the day. I think it's from drinking coffee - I only ever have one cup first thing in the morning but it seems to wreak havoc on my mouth! This is probably liver related and I try to abstain from drinking it but if I often can't help myself, and then, sure enough, I seem to wake the following day with dry, garbage mouth. Today was particularly bad so I consulted my favourite website in the world (dun dun dun Earth Clinic! ) and found that some dry mouthers like myself have had success with cayenne pepper. Sure enough, I just mixed about a teaspoon in a small cup of water and swished it around my mouth and swallowed and I immediately feel heaps better. I'm definitely going to continue this for several days and see if I can knock it completely whilst still being able to enjoy my morning cup of joe! With gratitude, Kate

Cold Water for IBS

Wed, 23 Sep 20 09:13:04 -0700
Posted by Amy (Riverside, California) on 09/22/2020
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I also had trouble drinking water in the past. I just didn't care for water unless I was really thirsty, only I did not get all that thirsty for water. I also suffered from Irritable bowel syndrome badly.

I found that if I take a glass jar (like from a jelly or a jam product and clean it thoroughly, I can fill it with ordinary tap water but I must place the glass of water in the refrigerator (not the freezer). For some reason I love the water cold? Then I can drink it like crazy! But remember that the cold water can give you a sore throat so allow the refrigerated water out of the refrigerator before drinking it for awhile so that the water is not too cold, it will still be cold enough to drink and enjoy. Now that I drink refrigerated water, my irritable bowel syndrome isn't bothering me anymore!

Just letting others know what works for me with drinking plenty of water.

Leishmaniasis & Oregano Oil

Wed, 23 Sep 20 09:11:10 -0700
Posted by Sherri (Seattle, Wa) on 09/23/2020
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I developed Cutaneous Leishmaniasis while living Buckeye, Arizona, in 2016. It is 30 miles west of Phoenix and is next to Luke Air Force Base. It occurred after I was bitten by sandflies while living in Buckeye, Arizona. An I.D. doctor in Scottsdale diagnosed me. He was a specialist in Vector Bourne Chronic Diseases.

Classic Leishmaniasis sores developed on my upper back, neck and frequently reoccured just above both of my temples on the scalp. The sores were very painful and oozed goo and debris.

The only treatment that completely got rid of them was a treatment I read about in a Brazilian medical article - applying oregano essential oil, neat, multiple times a day (3-8 applications) until the lesions dried up. If I caught the lesion early I could even prevent it from erupting. If I forgot to apply the oil for 1/2 - 1 day the lesion would start to become worse. Eventually, no more lesions appeared on my skin. I have been lesion free for 3 years.

I was not sure which species of oregano oil to apply so I applied two species: oreganum vulgare and oreganum heracleoticum from Greece. Both oils were very potent and stung. Though, the pain quickly subsided.

Later, I also took oregano oil internally, with other anti-leishmanisis essential oils for months. I am not sure if taking the oils internally did anything for getting rid of the lesions.

I had to take a very potent probiotic at bedtime because oregano oil can wipe out the flora in your intestines.... think "stinky" bottom.

My doctor was impressed that I resolved the infection on my own. I think prayer led me to helpful information.

  Re: Lichen Sclerosus Triggers

Wed, 23 Sep 20 09:10:08 -0700
Posted by Effie (Tas) on 09/23/2020

Excellent contribution, I agree whole heartedly. Well said. Our internal world is going to manifest in all kinds of physical symptoms, our bodies work to get us to listen, we need to do that.

  Re: Asthma

Wed, 23 Sep 20 09:08:40 -0700
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 09/23/2020

Yes I used to be allergic to everything but lettuce and when I ate it I couldn't stop burping. Cortisol is the stress hormone the produce robs peter to pay paul to make. It throws off hormones, minerals, water balance, and gets trapped in parts of the body. Eric Berg teaches on youtube how to release it. Then the body becomes out of mineral and water balance. To WARN YOU OF THIS SITUATION YOUR BODY WILL PRODUCE HISTAMINE. Has an anti histamine ever alleviated your symptoms? So now~~ you can put this information into a trail test and see if one of your minerals or hydration level is out of balance or if you have stress trapped in your body tissues.

Blessings, Charity

Activated Charcoal for a Tooth Infection

Wed, 23 Sep 20 09:07:35 -0700
Posted by Ira (Zuid, Holland) on 09/23/2020
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I had an infection under a tooth, where I already had two times a rootcanal treatment and I refuse to do a third one as more and more I start to think that this is just another business model for dentists. I applied a paste of activated charcoal and water on a cotton ball and left it overnight. The pain subsided. I also continue oil pulling, baking soda rinses and I apply lemongrass oil, but after nearly 12 hours the pain still has gone.

Hair and Nails Growing While Using Supplements for COVID19

Wed, 23 Sep 20 09:06:43 -0700
Posted by Hisjewel (New York) on 09/23/2020
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Re: Hair and Nails Growing While Using Supplements for COVID19

AS I shared earlier my hair started to grow while taking supplements to fight COVID. What I forgot to mention was that I had a dent in my thumbnail that kept growing dented. I would cut my fingernail down in hopes that it would grow up normal, but the vertical, upright dent continued to grow.

While I was taking my COVID concoctions and supplements the nail began to grow normal and is back to normal. So my hair and my nails went into recovery as New York was in level two of the emergency.

Since I had started on the Berberine during the time I noticed the growth, I had thought it was the berberine that put my hair and nails into recovery, after all it is said to regulate sugar, and fight against UTI. And I can tell you it did that for me, I have not had a UTI since taking the Berberine. However, after continued use, and cutting down on the emergency concoctions and supplements, I realize it is not the Berberine that cured my hair and nails. Which supplement helped my hair and nails? I don't know. I guess I will continue all of them to some degree until I find out.

I'm looking at my long list and thinking, "there's something good in this! " Was it the Vitamin C, Was it the Zinc, Was it the Iodine, or one of the other so many things I used to kick the virus? If I can figure, it out I will share it with you.


EC: Hi HisJewel,

We can't find the page with your first post on this subject. Can you please let us know where to find it so we can attach this fabulous follow-up? Thanks!