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  Re: BHT

Wed, 09 Sep 20 10:34:54 -0700
Posted by Frances (Cabarlah, Qld., Australia) on 09/09/2020

BHT book : I get Page not Found at that link; however, I did find it another way. Pls note there is a 2020 version available.

  Re: Memory Loss Supplement Contraindications Questions

Wed, 09 Sep 20 10:34:27 -0700
Posted by Art (California) on 09/08/2020


Given your other health conditions, you definitely need to include your doctor in a decision to try this protocol, especially with high blood pressure! You need a doctor to monitor you under those conditions as the supplements may interact with whatever medications you are on or could possibly have a negative impact on your other health conditions. This is well beyond the scope of what anyone can do for you on a health forum and why I specifically said the following in the original post:

"If you or someone you know is considering this protocol because you are having memory issues, it is always best to discuss it with your doctor to be sure it will be compatible with any medications you are taking and that it is safe for you!"


  Melatonin for COVID-19 - Reply

Wed, 09 Sep 20 10:33:30 -0700
Posted by Art (California) on 09/08/2020

Mary Lou,

I did test melatonin in the sublingual form, but did not notice any difference and the report you are referring to occured around the same time that Dr. Neel reported a more difficult strain of Covid-19 in his patients that was requiring more time to see improvement and in some cases he was using even higher dosing. I suspect that report was reflecting the tougher strain that Dr. Neel had mentioned that also came with digestive issues that he previously had not seen in his covid patients. I believe this may have been the reason for the report of a delayed response in that family.

As far as dosing of zinc, vitamin D and vitamin C, unfortunately they did not state the dosing used, in the article.

One of Dr. Neel's patients in an earlier report mentioned 2,000 mg of vitamin C total per day.

The Italian study suggested a serum level of 40 to 60 ng/ml for a good response to vitamin D, but again vitamin D serum level has to be tested regularly in order to reach a specific level such as 40~60 ng/ml and the dose will vary from person to person as some people simply require higher dosing than others to reach a specific serum level. The reference range for vitamin D / 25 (OH) d serum level is 30 ng/ml ~ 100 ng/ml and would need to be tested by your doctor to get there.


Vitamin C, Colloidal Zinc for Suspected Coronavirus

Tue, 08 Sep 20 19:32:31 -0700
Posted by Stephen (B'bugia, Malta. ) on 09/08/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I am 67 years old, male Caucasian having O+ blood type. 5' 9" tall and slim.

Last March, 2020 I met someone who just came overland from Sicily. After he parted I could feel something running around in my head and felt something unusual in my throat.

Things kept getting worse. Coughing yellow phlegm, loss of smell and taste.

I took Vitamin C, Ascorbic Acid at 3 to 5 grams every 3 hours.

After about 5 days I could hardly breath, coughing day and night.

During this time I was making Distilled Water to make colloidal zinc.

I was taking about 9 grams of Ascorbic Acid every 3 hours and also inhaled Colloidal Zinc often and soon as I began Inhaling C. Z. I knew something got better.

After another week it was all over thanks to vitamin C and the spraying colloidal zinc into my lungs.

I never tested if it was COVID-19 but I believe it was.

Memory Loss Supplement Contraindications Questions for Art

Tue, 08 Sep 20 19:29:45 -0700
Posted by Marianne (Ontario) on 09/08/2020

Dear Art,

I have Hypothyroidism, high B/Pressure - can I safely use the recommended 5 supplements for improving Memory Loss??

Your answer is very much appreciated.

Thank you,


  Re: Grape Seed Oil Cured High Blood Pressure

Tue, 08 Sep 20 19:28:31 -0700
Posted by James W (Nc ) on 09/08/2020

How much did you take, and how often?

Apple Cider Vinegar Steam Inhalation for Clogged Sinuses

Tue, 08 Sep 20 19:28:09 -0700
Posted by Nina (Philippines) on 09/08/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Hi to all our EC readers from the Philippines!

It's nearly 12 midnight and I can't sleep due to sinusitis and the dreaded headache that accompanies it. So, I went to this site and read through.

I decided, steam inhalation is the best coz it can go to places no one has ever gone before! Hihihi

1/4cup ACV ( braggs wd the mother.)
1cup water

Heated it up in the microwave two min.

Tilted my head over the bowl wd the mixture, got a clean dishtowel n covered my head including the bowl, so the steam will just concentrate on the area I want and not scatter all over the place.( I hope you get the picture) tried my best to breathe through my clogged nose. After a while it slowly cleared. Made sure to breathe deep and while doing that I did those facial sinus massages they do on You Tube.

I did spit a lot of clogged stuff while my sinuses were draining. After about 10 minutes of that, I'd gargle ACV wd warm water n a pinch of cayenne. That got all the mucous in my throat out. What a relief!

Walked a bit to allow gravity to drain away more clogging. I felt my headache just saying goodbye not wanting to come back to me. Good riddance!

I did the whole cycle two times.and after about
30 minutes, my sinuses were drained no headache, happy me!

I can't thank you enough for sharing this!

  Re: Castor Oil for Achilles Tendonitis Caused by Cipro

Tue, 08 Sep 20 19:26:41 -0700
Posted by Art (California) on 09/08/2020

Hi Donna,

Unfortunately this is a common side effect of Ciprofloxacin and other common ones in this group include Levofloxacin and Norfloxacin. This group of drugs called Fluoroquinolones are noted for this problem as discussed here :

Even though you stop taking the drug, the potential problem can persist for months as outlined here:

Taking ciprofloxacin increases the risk, up to several months afterward.

Sadly, statin drugs are also known or suspected to cause similar problems as mentioned here :

I wrote a post on EC about a friend who successfully treated his torn tendons and ligaments from multiple courses of Cipro using a couple of common supplements Since the potential for further damage can last for months after stopping Cipro, it may be worth reading that post, here :

Good luck and keep us posted!


  Anti-Aging Remedies for Body Needed - Reply

Tue, 08 Sep 20 19:23:56 -0700
Posted by Moira (Hemet, Ca) on 09/08/2020


it cracks me up that I live in Hemet, as do you! Took me by surprise while reading on EC! I would love to know what helps skin in addition to Collagen and avoiding sugar and toxic chemicals.

  Zinc and Melatonin for Ulcerative Colitis and IBD

Tue, 08 Sep 20 19:22:35 -0700
Posted by Art (California) on 09/08/2020

Hi Dorit,

They did not give zinc recommendations in the linked articles, but the upper limit set forth by the NIH is 40 mg / day for adults as outlined here:

Regarding melatonin:

In the 6th melatonin study on the list, they used 5 mg per night, but these folks were in remission and that dose helped keep them in remission as well as kept their CRP levels in range while CRP in the placebo group continued to climb very significantly. Based on this study, 5 mg would be the minimum dose, but may require more in active cases. The 5 mg dose is a good place to start as some people can not tolerate melatonin and it is probable better to find that out at 5 mg than at the dosing Dr. Shallenberger uses.

In a recent human study for Parkinson's Disese, they used 10 mg / night to good effect in 12 weeks. Dosing for melatonin can differ very significantly depending on what you are trying to treat. As examples, Dr. Neel is using 1 mg per kilogram of body weight to treat Covid-19. So for a person who weighs 80 kilograms or roughly 175 lbs, the dose for Covid-19 is 80 mg/day total in divided doses, but he has shown a willingness to go even higher if he deems it necessary. Dr. Shallenberger is using 180 mg / night for all of his patients as a preventative. For his stage 4 cancer patients he uses over 300 mg / day!


  Re: A Word About Warts and the EC List of Wart Destroyers

Tue, 08 Sep 20 19:21:03 -0700
Posted by Art (California) on 09/08/2020

Hi Missm,

Thank you for the tip on getting rid of warts!

You didn't say, but are you adding the Tagamet to the soak or taking it orally and how much are you using?

I agree with you, probably not good as a long term antiviral.


  Re: Hyaluronic Acid for Degenerative Disc Disease

Tue, 08 Sep 20 19:20:44 -0700
Posted by Fritzie (Sf) on 09/08/2020

What WAS Alfred's choice for hyaluronic acid?

EC: Purity Products

  Questions for Art Regarding Melatonin for COVID-19

Tue, 08 Sep 20 19:20:13 -0700
Posted by Mary Lou (Ky) on 09/08/2020


I just tested positive for Covid and I am assuming my infection date was 9/4/2020. I didn't get the test results until 9/6/2020.

I'm 68 years old and in very good health. I do not take any medications and have never had a surgery. I currently (9/8/2020) have very mild symptoms, mostly sinus congestion, head cold feeling, mild headache and exhaustion.

I just ordered Melatonin and will place another order for sublingual melatonin as I believe I read that was preferred.

I've read all the articles that I could and the comments. Several of the lengthy ones I had to skip. I can't focus on complex explanations right now.

I see in the article about Country Life Assisted Living that they supplemented with Vitamin D3, Zinc, and Airborne Supplement with Vitamin C per collaboration with Dr. Richard Neel.

Could you provide the suggested doses using Vitamin D3, Zinc, and Vitamin C powder? (I have been alkalizing 2-3 times a day and supplementing additional Vitamin C powder, 1 gram and ¼ tsp baking soda almost every hour in between.) I've also added Quercetin (800 mg) with Bromelain (165 mg), and Astragalus Root (400 mg), and Lugol's Iodine.

I should get my Melatonin in a day or two.

Thank you so much for a quick reply.

  Re: Melatonin for Covid

Tue, 08 Sep 20 19:19:24 -0700
Posted by Mary Lou (Ky) on 09/08/2020

Thank you so much EC. I'd missed the Melatonin Section. Great Read. I have decided to order melatonin.

Borax for Osteoarthritis

Tue, 08 Sep 20 19:18:57 -0700
Posted by Deborah (Dallas, Texas) on 09/08/2020
3 out of 5 stars

I have been taking one teaspoon of the concentrated borax solution in my coffee once a day for a month and not getting any better. My throat seems a little raw, I'm not sure but I think it's from the solution. At the beginning I was feeling better. What should I do? I have osteoarthritis, hypothyroid, and high blood pressure.

Zinc and Melatonin for Ulcerative Colitis and IBD

Tue, 08 Sep 20 08:00:14 -0700
Posted by Dorit (Israel) on 09/08/2020

Hi Art.

Thanks for great information!

What are the recommended dosages please. For UC? For adult? Thanks so much

  Re: Root Canal

Tue, 08 Sep 20 07:59:28 -0700
Posted by Orh (Ten Mile, Tn) on 09/07/2020

OHIO, ORH here, boy howdy, you right on the money. You teeth control far more than most know. Each goes all over your body. I have told the story of my high dollar dentist in Knoxville and his wife. She was a model and did not want to have the tooth pulled. She died instead of breast cancer. He told her she would. He cries when he tells that story. We don't need doctors, we need Native American Medicine Men, that know what plant will help you get through your problem. EC is the best we have in the here and now.


  Regarding Chronic Constipation

Tue, 08 Sep 20 07:58:03 -0700
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, Usa) on 09/08/2020

You can't beat MSM for constipation but it's probably actually caused by dehydration as the body has to steal water from the colon when it doesn't get enough as everything but plain old water is processed as food.

Plus, I think it makes my water taste like good old fashioned well water. Yummy!

I use about 1/4 tsp in every 20 oz glass of water I drink but there are days I get dehydrated because I drink so much coffee. Then I set the timer on my phone to go off every 2 hours and drink 8 oz when it goes off. That's about 10 good gulps.

  Re: Itchy Skin

Tue, 08 Sep 20 07:57:20 -0700
Posted by Lou (Tyler Tx) on 09/08/2020

Thank you so much. I accidentally ate some cookies with soy bean oil and I was itching on my knees and elbows. I used a lotion with manuka honey first, but your remedy gave me relief.

 Re: Vitiligo Around Eyes

Tue, 08 Sep 20 07:56:39 -0700
Posted by Lou (Tyler, Tx) on 09/08/2020

As a follow up to my previous comment, it might be a good idea to avoid nickel containing foods.