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  Re: What is the Healthiest Water Supply?

Wed, 21 Nov 18 18:34:26 -0800
Posted by Kt (Usa) on 11/21/2018

I agree with MtM, Mmsg, and this post is also for Denise and Phyllis,

I also drink tap water. I used to drink a lot of Perrier but it is my opinion that drinking so much water is unnecessary and just flushes out the water soluble vitamins like B's and C that can protect the CNS in addition to magnesium. Too expensive to keep replacing. I use the warm/hot tap water to make my ginger, turmeric and cayenne "tea". I use cold tap water to make orange juice (from concentrate) and coffee or tea. I dissolve my magnesium powder in tap water or orange juice. I read that the neurodegenerative diseases are associated with inflammation. MSG causes inflammation and hidden sources are difficult to avoid in the infiltration of voluminous hidden sources. Turmeric and ginger are both reported to reduce inflammation and even fight cancer. Several years ago pubmed.gov had reports of turmeric dissolving and possibly preventing the amyloid plaque forming in the brains of laboratory animals. I haven't researched any more because I felt I was improving on what I had learned and trying to get on with my life, taking care of my husband and trying to help others when asked if I have the opportunity.

As I mentioned, I am 70 and have been taking turmeric and ginger for several years and making earnest attempts to avoid hidden sources of MSG. My short term memory is better and my mind seems clearer. I am just s-l-o-w due to multiple head & neck injuries and dealing with a severed GI tract lining.

KT

  Re: Support for Earth Clinic

Wed, 21 Nov 18 11:33:13 -0800
Posted by Gord235 (Vancouver, Canada) on 11/20/2018

I'm sure I'm not the first member to have thought of funding for EC but happy to see my comments at the top of this post. Nothing runs for free including websites. EC has been very helpful to me and I am glad to see a funding mechanism in place. Lets donate and allow EC to continue the good work.

  Re: Parkinson's Disease

Wed, 21 Nov 18 11:32:17 -0800
Posted by Art (California ) on 11/20/2018

Phyllis,

Many people don't realize that the currently available meds for PD and most supplements do nothing to halt or even slow disease progression and they merely work to try and control symptoms while the underlying disease progresses unabated even though symptoms may be well controlled for now. Eventually the meds can lose effectiveness even with increased dosing until they may no longer control the symptoms that he is taking them for. What I am talking about is different in this respect. When you are relatively symptom free is the time to be as proactive as possible in order to preserve what you have before the disease progression level becomes too advanced and irreversible damage is done to the brain.

I understand what your husband is saying and so I will stop here.

Art

  Re: What is the Healthiest Water Supply?

Wed, 21 Nov 18 11:31:25 -0800
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 11/20/2018

Mmsg,

Well said. I always appreciate your calm, practical approach and quite faithfulness in helping others.

~Mama to Many~

Instructions for Determining Concentrations of Apple Cider Vinegar

Wed, 21 Nov 18 11:23:50 -0800
Posted by Drdavid (Arlington, Tx) on 11/21/2018

Follow the instructions!

It is very important that you dilute the ACV! Start off weaker and then slowly progress to stronger concentrations, if desired..

Most people that are commenting with adverse effects of using the ACV are clearly indicating that they are using too strong of a concentration.

Remember that 3 teaspoons equals one tablespoon which equals 15 mL or grams.. 2 tablespoons is 1 oz or approximately 30 ml.. When using a dropper, approximately 100 drops equals 1 teaspoon, or 5 ml.. this means a half a teaspoon is 50 drops.

So to form the nose rinse, the instructions call for 50 drops, or half a teaspoon into 8 oz of water (240 ml).. some people who use the neti pot have stated that this is too strong for them and have only used 4 to 6 drops with success.. so if you will use the neti pot, START with this and SLOWLY add more if you decide that stronger is needed..

The same with drinking.. 1 or 2 tablespoons in 8 oz of water, or more.. that's only 1/2oz to 1oz of ACV in 8oz of water.. I find that adding stevia makes it quite palatable, even tasty.. and if you want to have it bubbly you use plain carbonated water.. check the label to make sure it has nothing but carbonation and water (I use the Kroger generic cans that come in a 12 pack). You can add the ACV to the carbonated water with the stevia, and even add a squirt of lemon/lime juice. Whatever to taste preference..

I hope this helps people to safely formulate their exact concentrations.

  Re: What Can Be Used with Chanca Piedra for Calcium Deposits in the Kidneys?

Wed, 21 Nov 18 11:18:29 -0800
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 11/21/2018

Borax displaces calcium out of soft tissue and silica (horsetail) is needed for calcium to go in bones and teeth. So magnesium, vit D-3+K-2, other minerals in balance, and my memory is on vacation lately so you'll have to go read up on it some more . Oh yeah coconut oil is amazing stuff from teeth to rectum for healing organs like kidneys. I make almond biscotti and when I bake it the second time, I butter both sides with coconut oil . Remember all things cause detox die off symptoms so start low dose and stay hydrated.

  Re: Cilantro for Grover's

Wed, 21 Nov 18 11:17:41 -0800
Posted by Linda (St Petersburg, Florida) on 11/20/2018

How is your Grover's Disease doing now that you're home again?

Turmeric, Coconut Oil and Honey for MRSA

Wed, 21 Nov 18 11:16:45 -0800
Posted by Kay (Georgia) on 11/20/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I used 2 Tablespoons of Turmeric and 5 Tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil and 5 Tablespoons raw honey, a few years ago. I would take it internally and put it directly on the site of infection about 3 or 4 times a day as needed for pain and swelling and then soak in hot baths or hot wash rags for pain and swelling as well.

Love the Baking Soda Shampoo

Tue, 20 Nov 18 19:18:01 -0800
Posted by Denise (Us) on 11/20/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Wow, loved the way my hair felt so clean, and I only tried the EC formula with the baking soda and water, wonderful! My hair is still looking clean and not static in it since I didn't even use conditioner of any kind. I will try it again maybe once or twice a week. I want to find a recipe here for a conditioner too possibly, although not sure I'll need it. I want to try the lemon and cucumber next, then the ACV shampoo. I could use each on different days so I'm not over doing. I think instead of every day (which I've shampood my hair almost every day of my adult life.) Very excited about actually bettering myself by eliminated one chemical at a time. Thank you EC and the many contributors!

  Re: Distilled Water Myths

Tue, 20 Nov 18 19:15:25 -0800
Posted by Denise (Us) on 11/20/2018

Hello Jay, I will be careful and had planned to do maybe 2 baths a week. I so appreciate you sharing your experience. Denise

  Re: Parkinson's Disease

Tue, 20 Nov 18 13:24:20 -0800
Posted by Phyllis (Fl) on 11/20/2018

Hello Art. My husband said that he doesn't think that his Parkinson disease is not bad yet and does not want to add another supplement. I will be in touch if and when he decides that he needs more supplements for his condition. Thanks again.

Phyllis

  Re: Cayenne Pepper for Shingles

Tue, 20 Nov 18 13:23:50 -0800
Posted by Sue (South) on 11/20/2018

I think the ACV may work to some degree, but is overrated. The best is geranium essential oil on the spots, and L-Lysine with C taken heavily internally.

  Re: What is the Healthiest Water Supply?

Tue, 20 Nov 18 13:21:48 -0800
Posted by Littlewing (Boston) on 11/20/2018

Hi Denise - I love Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water. It comes in glass bottles and is loaded with great minerals, will make you feel wonderful. I sometimes cut it with flavored sparkling water because the mineral content is high.

  Re: Coconut Oil for Thyroid Issues

Tue, 20 Nov 18 13:21:15 -0800
Posted by Denise (Us) on 11/20/2018

Hi Becky, I am not sure what high thyroid antibodies are, but I had hypothyroid/low thyroid. I believe I fluctuate between low and high at times, but no bloodwork to show a high count. I use most days, 1 tbsp of coconut oil, and maybe a total of 1/4 maybe a bit more, of Sea salt. Some days I may overdue the sea salt, but not often. The coconut oil I will also use to spread on sandwich if I have one, or english muffin. But as I said, most days I just do a tbsp in the a.m. I hope this doesn't gross you out, but I just warm mine in a glass dish with cover, and put it in hot water til it melts, then I just drink it down. It does not taste awful imo. You can use it as you wish, but I feel just using it in things takes away the potency, just my opinion on that. Let me know how you do. Also remember, it was about a month to two months before I got my second bloodwork-up. I had stopped the synthroid the doc recommended after 2 weeks, and started the coconut oil. I do use other supplements, and nutrition things so I will give you the list if you like. Let me know if you need further info. Glad to help if I can.

  Re: Support for Earth Clinic

Tue, 20 Nov 18 13:20:09 -0800
Posted by Littlewing (Boston) on 11/20/2018

GO FUND ME PAGE - Rinse and Repeat - bringing subject back up to Recents. Thanks everyone!

https://www.gofundme.com/earthclinic

  Re: Distilled Water Myths

Tue, 20 Nov 18 13:19:43 -0800
Posted by Jay (Ontario, Canada) on 11/20/2018

DENISE..

The effect of too much magnesium is diarrhea (I'm speaking from experience here. I was having frequent Epsom salt baths and wrongly thought my body would only absorb what it needed.)

I had this result..after which time I cut back the frequency and concentration to return to a normal balance.

If you get to that point just cut back on quantity or frequency.

  Re: Side Effects from Fasting

Tue, 20 Nov 18 13:19:00 -0800
Posted by Frances (Cabarlah, Qld.) on 11/20/2018

I'm just reading Dr Jason Fung's book The Complete guide to Fasting which you might find helpful. He discusses intermittent, long-term fasting.

 Re: What Could Cause Spasms and Tremors at Night?

Tue, 20 Nov 18 13:18:29 -0800
Posted by Kt (Usa) on 11/20/2018

Hi John,

The next time you get shoulder pain try drinking a few gulps of dill pickle juice just to rule out gallbladder. Just a thought...

KT

  Re: Supplements for Alzheimer's

Tue, 20 Nov 18 13:16:44 -0800
Posted by Stig (Sweden) on 11/20/2018

Do you really mean " Mycellized Vitamin A 100,000 mg. a day for 3 weeks, (then cut back to 20,000 mg a day maintenance) we noticed a big improvement", or do you mean microgram?

Stig.

  Re: What is the Healthiest Water Supply?

Tue, 20 Nov 18 13:16:08 -0800
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 11/20/2018

Denise, I also did a "water quest" for a long time, and then gave up. I noticed that less worrying about every little detail, helped me.

So now I drink tap water, cold or boiled, try to stick to a diet that seems to help me most, take a few supplements that seem good for me and don't sweat anything else. Being at peace with myself and laughter seems to keep me close to where I want to be!