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 Re: Second Bout of Diverticulitis

Thu, 20 Sep 18 09:57:36 -0700
Posted by Baba (Fl) on 09/20/2018

This is my 2nd bout with diverticulitis. The first was over a year ago. The treatment I'm undergoing presently is not holistic but antibiotics and anti parisite drugs were prescribed. I'm only drinking clear liquids and eating only rice and still have diarrhea. Is there a cause and is there a cure?

Trying to Buy Borax in Sweden

Thu, 20 Sep 18 09:56:31 -0700
Posted by Ylva (Sweden) on 09/20/2018

Hi, do you know wher I can get borax, I live in sweden and it is not avaible on uk.amazon. or can you show me a brand on uk.amazon that is right sort? Lots of love from ylva

  Dietary Changes for Depression (2)

Thu, 20 Sep 18 09:36:50 -0700
Posted by Eliza (Vermont) on 09/20/2018

I have enormous help with depression by avoiding all animal protein and limiting plant protein. (Plant protein is nuts, beans, and seeds.). Also avoid GMO foods because the high pesticides on them contributes to depression. Also avoid wheat, oats, and barely unless they are organic because in a process called "desiccation, " they are sprayed with pesticides a few days before harvest. Also experiment with avoiding nightshade foods. Supplements that help are zembrin, inositol, and P5P ( active vitamin B6). But most crucial for overcoming depression is to minimize eating protein. It would be too lengthy here to explain how this strategy increases serotonin. Especially avoid animal protein. (don't eat anything with a face and avoid eggs and all dairy). You already know to choose whole grains over refined grains, and avoid sugar. (Most sugar is GMO beets, anyway.)

Next day:

This is a follow up to my post yesterday about depression. I want to explain the science behind my suggestions.

1. Avoiding protein for depression. Two reasons: a. Protein, especially animal protein, has high Branch- Chain amino acids. They compete with Tryptophan to enter the brain, and Tryptophan is needed to make Serotonin. More Serotonin = less depresstion. b.Protein is high in Choline. Choline is used by the brain to make Acetylcholine. As Acetylcholine goes up, Serotonin goes down. The ancient Greeks knew that Choline is associated with depression, hence the word "MelanCHOLIa."

2. Avoiding pesticides for depression: Pesticides including Roundup are Cholinesterace Inhibitors. That means they inhibit Cholinesterace. Your brain uses Cholinesterace to limit Acetylcholine. Too much Acetylcholine means less Serotonin. They are in inverse proportion of each other: as Acetylcholine goes up, Serotonin goes down.

So buy organic when you can, and when you cannot, especially avoid GMO foods (get lists online) since they are the most heavily sprayed. Also avoid wheat, oats, and barley unless organic, because although they are not GMO foods, in a process called "desiccation, " they are sprayed a few days before harvest, and then not washed, so the pesticides go directly into the grain.

Note also that in whole wheat, the wheat germ is high in Choline. See above on choline.

You can wash pesticide off produce by soaking for 30 SECONDS in boiling water. But for grains the pesticide goes inside, and you can't soak bread, flour, etc.

A final note on pesticides: Animals are given GMO grains to eat. That means their foods are doused with pesticides, usually Roundup (glyphosate), known to cause Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma. The pesticides reside mostly in the animal FAT.

So I advise avoiding both animal PROTEIN and animal FAT.

3. Here is a helpful strategy to increase your Serotonin: For the times you do eat high protein, you wait a few hours, then eat high carbohydrate foods, especially without added fats. (Fats slow down this process.) This will increase Serotonin because the amino acids from the protein will still be in your blood. The carbohydrates will call forth Insulin, which not only drives down blood sugar, but also pushes amino acids into the muscles, except Tryptophan. That one insulin leaves alone. Without the Branch-chain amino acids in your blood, your Tryptophan is now free to enter your brain, where it creates Serotonin. Please note that fruit, which is also a carbohydrate, will not work for this method because fructose is metabolized differently. Of course fruit being low protein is great for this diet, but it just won't work to drive amino acids into your muscles. For that you need carbohydrates, and please do this responsibly with COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES, not the refined sugary products that are the bane of modern society.

Plant foods that have high Tryptophan are the best for this method: sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds.

Also: some persons have a mutation on the BCHE gene that codes for Butyrylcholinesterace. As a result these persons have higher Acetylcholine in their brains. For them, avoiding choline is especially helpful, as well as avoiding Nightshade plants. (Potatoes, Tomatoes, Eggplant, Peppers, Tobacco). Also avoid Fluoride. You can find out if you have this mutation by getting your genes tested by 23andMe, and then uploading your results to Promethease.com. If you have it, it will show up near the beginning of your report.

I did a ton of research, and I hope you will benefit from it, as I am.

Think about this: in our parents' day, before factory farms, meat was expensive so animal foods were occasional. Now meat is cheap, so animal foods are abundant in our meals. Suicide rates have skyrocketed, and school shootings are frequent. Low serotonin, now epidemic in society, is a major player. It's Karma: we kill animals, and they kill us.

Two other suggestions:
1. Pay extra attention to your sleep. You can try the various supplements and sleep on grounding sheets. Sometimes a lack of good deep sleep masquerades as depression.

Currently a pricey supplement called Kavinace Zem is helping me sleep, and I am experimenting by trying its ingredients as separate supplements: Zembrin, Phenibut, and Blueberry Extract. Note that Zembrin (an African plant) works like Prozac, Zoloft, and that class of antidepressants: Zembrin increases Serotonin by blocking its reuptake, so your brain makes more use of its supply. Inositol and P5P also help me with sleep and mood, I assume by increasing Serotonin.

2. Be careful about eating too much nuts/seeds/ nut butters. These foods are high in Arginine, which viruses need to replicate. Sometimes chronic low-grade viral infections masquerade as depression. Do you feel achey and feverish along with your depression? That is a sign of viral presence. You can balance out the Arginine with a comparable amount of Lysine foods or Lysine supplements.

A final word: on this diet your main course is whole grains (organic) and vegetables. Fruit too, best absorbed BEFORE a meal. Small amounts of healthy fats are fine, avoid omega 6 fats in favor of olive oil and especially omega 3 like flax and walnut oil. FATS DO NOT HAVE PROTEIN, even when derived from protein foods. The only thing is that fats slow down the release of insulin that you need to create serotonin, as explained above. So be sparing and just experiment.

DMSO, Hydrogen Peroxide for Genital Herpes

Thu, 20 Sep 18 09:34:16 -0700
Posted by Melai (Missouri) on 09/20/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I used 3% h2O2 on a cotton pad to cleanse the affected skin, followed by DMSO (applied with clean hands... NO SOAP) at the first sign of itchiness (HSV2) at bedtime. Repeated for 3 days. Perfect results. Outbreak averted!! I continued to use h2O2 occasionally for the next few days.

  Re: Blackstrap Molasses for Grey Hair Starting to Work After 6 Months

Thu, 20 Sep 18 09:32:04 -0700
Posted by Chloe (Singapore ) on 09/20/2018
4 out of 5 stars

Recently, I noticed about 5 strand of hair that has a white tip but black roots. Thats after 6 months of taking BSM daily, vitamin D3 etc.

Borax Blended in Smoothie OK Or Must It Be Water Only?

Thu, 20 Sep 18 09:30:17 -0700
Posted by Colleen (Prachuap Khiri Khan) on 09/19/2018

Can I put the Borax into a smoothie if it is watered down and at least a liter of liquid?

No Benefits From Basic Borax Protocol

Thu, 20 Sep 18 09:27:44 -0700
Posted by Roman Z (Toronto) on 09/19/2018
1 out of 5 stars

I did the basic borax protocol so no difference and now I'm going to try 15 mL three times a day. Can I have your opinion please?

Dietary Change for Depression

Thu, 20 Sep 18 09:23:52 -0700
Posted by Eliza (Vermont) on 09/19/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I have enormous help with depression by avoiding all animal protein and limiting plant protein. (Plant protein is nuts, beans, and seeds.). Also avoid GMO foods because the high pesticides on them contributes to depression. Also avoid wheat, oats, and barely unless they are organic, because in a process called "desiccation, " they are sprayed with pesticides a few days before harvest. Also experiment with avoiding nightshade foods. Supplements that help are zembrin, inositol, and P5P ( active vitamin B6). But most crucial for overcoming depression is to minimize eating protein. It would be too lengthy here to explain how this strategy increases serotonin. Especially avoid animal protein. (don't eat anything with a face and avoid eggs and all dairy). You already know to choose whole grains over refined grains, and avoid sugar. (Most sugar is GMO beets, anyway.)

Please comment on whether this helps you. It is saving me from unbearable misery. I did a great deal of research on this.

  Re: Iodine for Salivary Duct Stones

Thu, 20 Sep 18 09:21:45 -0700
Posted by Diane (Ut) on 09/19/2018

Wow! THANK YOU. Have been suffering so long. OMG Ashley, Thank you!

  Re: Borax Dosing

Thu, 20 Sep 18 09:21:28 -0700
Posted by Jody (Nv) on 09/19/2018

@John from Michigan:

"...150mg of borax, vit and 400mg-600mg of magnesium per day" "vit"? Do you mean Vitamin D3 or what? New information shouldn't involve guessing.

 Re: Nerve Pain in Lower Lip and on Chin After Injury

Thu, 20 Sep 18 09:20:24 -0700
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 09/19/2018

I would watch john bergman on youtube and see what part of the neck might cause lack of circulation to that area of your face and try to heal it. I suspect my neck is the culprit behind dental dramas.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Seborrheic Keratosis

Thu, 20 Sep 18 09:18:57 -0700
Posted by Marina (Australia) on 09/19/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I'm another ACV success story. I have a few spots under my breast and the dermatologist couldn't do anything for them. I successfully removed one a year ago by rubbing ACV on the spot for 20 minutes a couple of times during the day. It made it look worse before it looked better. I only tried one spot that was the darkest, the largest, the oldest and the most raised to test it because I was worried it may get infected given its location. It was red raw and and seepy for a few days so I placed pieces of cotton fabric to soak up the moisture and keep the area clean and dry. It took a couple of weeks but it healed nicely and apart from a bit of slightly darker area surrounding the spot, there is not much evidence it even existed, despite me having it for ten years. I'm now repeating the process on the rest of them all at once this year. It's a little uncomfortable and it burns a little but nothing unbearable. I prefer a little pain than the constant itch I had from them rubbing on my underwire bra. As I experienced last year, they should heal up and get itchy one more time before they disappear forever.

  Re: Serrapeptase for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Thu, 20 Sep 18 09:16:46 -0700
Posted by Daniel (Goodyear, Az) on 09/19/2018

Robert Henry,

The combination of 120,000 SPU Serrapeptase and 81 mg aspirin daily prevents blood clots from forming, thereby significantly reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke. There are two types of blood clots; those held together with fibrin (protein), which Serrapeptase dissolves, and sticky platelets (no fibrin). Aspirin prevents sticky platelets. Note that high cholesterol increases the risk of heart attack and stroke by depositing plaque in the arteries. But Serrapeptase takes care of that, too, by dissolving the fibrin holding the plaque together.

The latest research throws cold water on cardiologists' gold standard, the Framingham Heart Study. Not only are saturated fats good for you, they are essential! Consequently, I no longer avoid them. Since taking this approach, my good cholesterol (HDL) has gone up! New AMA guidelines de-emphasizes total cholesterol levels above 200, paying more attention to the ratio of total cholesterol to HDL. If that ratio is below 5.0 (ideally, 3.5), then you are good to go without meds. Meaning, no statins (! ) below a ratio of 5.0!

Years ago, Edgar Cayce, the famous psychic and seer, said eating three almonds a day prevents cancer. Who knows if he was right, or not? But almonds have trace amounts of cyanide, and that may be the agent that prevents cancer. In other words, it could be homeopathy in action. Who knows? But eating almonds can't hurt you; in fact, it's good for you, so I eat 7 every day. Neither I, at 87, nor my wife, at 79, have ever had cancer...

That addresses the major killers: heart attack, stroke and cancer. As regards dementia, the NIH showed that Serrapeptase can cross the blood brain barrier and remove plaque (protein). But dementia can have more than one cause, including restricted oxygen intake. That can cause shrinkage of the brain, which can be seen in a CAT scan. There can be nutritional causes. Unfortunately, as yet, Western medicine has no real answers.

Self-appointed experts with medical credentials tout all kinds of cures to solve your problems, and want to sell you their products. If you're healthy and don't have any of these problems, their "cure" does no good. For the few cures that actually do work, there are many, many "cures" that don't work. But if something works for you, or you think it works, then go for it!

BTW: a friend, now 86, suffered from Crohn's disease all her life. Knowing that Crohn's disease is characterized by scarring of the colon, and knowing the remarkable ability of Serrapeptase to removes scar tissue, I suggested she try Serrapeptase. Ever since taking that Serrapeptase, she has been symptom free!

  Re: Serrapeptase for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Thu, 20 Sep 18 09:15:18 -0700
Posted by Rsw (Oh) on 09/19/2018

Hi ORH,

I don't doubt that glyphosate is harmful to our bodies. Round Up has lawsuits filed by people who believe their cancer was caused by using this product in their jobs. Why would we think it was a good idea to spray it all over our food supply? Coincidentally, I have been looking at leaky gut, too, as a cause of autoimmune problems and came across Dr. Stephen Gundry and his belief that lectins also cause leaky gut. He has a supplement (and diet which looks difficult to follow at first glance - I didn't buy his book yet), also called Total Restore that supposedly helps to plug up the leaks. I am trying it as of this week. (I have no connection to this product) I had bought various supplements that are contained in his formula before, but this made it easy by containing these and a few others that made sense to me in three capsules/once a day. I'll let you know how it goes. Please keep us posted on your results, also.

I heard nothing but very positive things in the office by patients as I completed ten accupuncture sessions, but aside from giving me some mild relief from back pain, I don't think it worked on the LP, although maybe I needed to keep going longer since I have had it so long. I believe the damage was from statins ruining something along the mevalonate pathway, which may be why I can't figure this out, along with over 2,000 others in a similar boat. I continue to read and learn, and thank the people who post on Earth Clinic for the many insights I have gained over the years from your shared experiences.

  Re: Magnesium for Essential Tremors

Thu, 20 Sep 18 09:14:31 -0700
Posted by Rsw (Oh) on 09/19/2018

Hi John,

I have been reading your posts and believe this may be of interest. A friend has a family history of tremors in the head and arms, and went to a Traditional Chinese accupuncturist for an extended period. It has now been a year and a half that she has been free of the tremors. I have been going to the same accupunturist, independently before I talked to this person, and I have heard many people in the office talk of surgeons who developed temors and could no longer practice medicine, become healed by this Traditional Chinese acupuncturist and can once again operate on patients. This may give you and others with this problem something else to consider. Best wishes.

  Re: Supplements for Erectile Dysfunction

Thu, 20 Sep 18 09:13:34 -0700
Posted by Kev (Qld) on 09/19/2018

Hi Chuck ... is that 25 or 2.5 DHEA? The spacing may be a consequence of the word processor?

  Re: Supplements for ED and Libido

Thu, 20 Sep 18 09:13:19 -0700
Posted by Kev (Qld) on 09/19/2018

Hi Manny ... when you refer to Vit C, is this Ascorbic acid (synthetic) or Vit C (natural real whole food manufactured into a powder like Camu Camu)? Vit C is expensive and most store bought Vit C is in fact only AA.

The best Mag is only about 12% absorbed via internally, the better way to use Mag is making an oil 50%/50% and rubbing it into the skin. No cofactor is required and no limit to the amount as the body only takes up wat it needs and you wont get the "runs" as Mag is used as a laxative.

Is sea kelp just wat we aussies call seaweed and can this be bought manufactured into powder in caps?

  Re: Cayenne Fruit for ED?

Thu, 20 Sep 18 09:12:44 -0700
Posted by Kev (Qld) on 09/19/2018

Can someone please explain what they think Carlos meant in his post from 2009? He says "swallow many cayenne fruits" and then say not more than 10? His comment in NUMBER 2 is cayenne red pepper powder so what is a cayenne fruit and how are we count 10 fruits?

  Re: Garlic and Vitamin C for ED

Thu, 20 Sep 18 09:10:06 -0700
Posted by Kev (Qld) on 09/19/2018

When you say Vit C, are you referring to Ascorbic Acid (synthetic) or Vit C (natural or whole food). Vit C is very expensive and most store bought Vit C is in fact AA.

  Re: Ted's Borax Remedy for Lichen Planopilaris

Thu, 20 Sep 18 09:09:41 -0700
Posted by Pascal (Zagreb, Croatia) on 09/19/2018

Thank you Frances, I apologize for my late response, I didn't get any notification. How are you doing? I hope you are well :) You say 4 days a week, 3 days off for how long? a month, two or as long as necessary? My LPP progresses, I've completely lost my eyebrows and the frontal hairline has strongly receeded. I use L-tyrosine, NAC and D3 supplementation, along with K2, B complex, vitamin C and Magnesium. The NAC, L-tyrosine and D3 therapy was suggested by IAT (International Associataion of Trichologists). I tried borax and H202 topically, but it didn't ease the itching. Coconut oil helps sometimes, I hear it's vety effective with OLP and LP. There are several excellent Facebook pages about LPP and FFA, also for natural cures for LP and LPP. Several days ago a member posted about Functional medicine, Candida yeast infection, SIBO and other gut related problems. I also think mycoplasma, unfortunately, plays a role in this disease.


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