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Castor Oil for Knee Pain

Thu, 20 Apr 17 08:46:42 -0700
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 04/19/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I had a knee injury at 16. Every once in a while my knees give me trouble, maybe or maybe not related to the injury. Anyway, last week my knee was really bothering me. I had pain under the kneecap and it was making me limp somewhat. I had not even done anything that I knew of to bother my knee.

I soaked a cloth (not dripping) with castor oil oil and wrapped my knee with it. I covered that with plastic wrap and covered that with an ace bandage. I slept with it that way with a heating pad. It was somewhat improved the next day and now my other knee was a little "twingy" too.

So for the next couple of nights I just massaged castor oil into each knee and loosely put a thin flannel baby blanket on my knees to protect bedclothes. I used a heating pad one night. But in a couple of days, all knee pain was gone in both knees. I have continued to do this each night anyway, just in case. The skin on my knees is very soft now, too!

~Mama to Many~

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Keloid Scar

Wed, 19 Apr 17 17:31:25 -0700
Posted by Kavi (India) on 04/19/2017

Hi Due(Zimbabwe), just checking if the treatment worked?

 Re: Best Veggie Juices for IBS-D?

Wed, 19 Apr 17 17:29:41 -0700
Posted by Elizabeth (Ny) on 04/19/2017

Hello Mama to Many. I have a question. When you talked about juicing and taking it gradually (starting with just carrots at first and then adding other things), I was told to stay away from cabbage and any thing from the cabbage family, ie: broccoli, cauliflower, etc. because these are very gassy veggies and will flare up the IBS. Just wondering if cabbage is a good thing. I know when I have eaten that or broccoli, etc. I would have a flare up.

  Re: Sea Salt Suggested for Meniere's Disease

Wed, 19 Apr 17 17:29:02 -0700
Posted by Jenilyn (Temecula, Ca) on 04/19/2017

I agree but I do believe you need the iodine though that iodized salt supplies.

  Re: Cayenne Pepper for Chest Pain

Wed, 19 Apr 17 17:27:33 -0700
Posted by Olaniran (Lagos, Nigeria) on 04/19/2017

I have been reading contributions, pls how do you use cayenne pepper+ginger+garlic+hawthorns? also I read cayenne drink, is it that you soak, grind or eat the raw pepper?

  Re: Dietary Changes Not Helping IBS-D

Wed, 19 Apr 17 11:35:02 -0700
Posted by Eleanor (Lincoln) on 04/19/2017

Dave (of Fountain Inn)--I'm curious what you think of my ibs and how I should fix it. My mother had chemo that ended when they learned she was expecting me, so I know I was exposed. Her ibs-c began during her treatments. I have had daily diarrhea all my life, she always said it was her fault. the dr's say ibs-d but who know? They don't even consider the chemo may have had an impact on me. Do you have any suggestions for me? I've always been conscious about my lifestyle. I can't eat raw as it makes things worse, but mostly I eat plant (maybe 90%) and lean fish or chicken/eggs for the rest. I grow many of my own veggies and some fruits, canning/freezing for the off season and raise my own chickens for eggs and meat. I also have access to hilly grazing land--never farmed or fertilized other than by the cows, from which I gather wild plants, berries and some nuts. I don't eat cheese or milk because it bothers me and I don't eat processed foods such as tv dinners, chips, or other snacky things. Any suggestions for me?

 Re: Seeking Natural Remedies From Mama For Weight Loss in Child

Wed, 19 Apr 17 11:34:50 -0700
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 04/19/2017

Dear Nadiya,

Is your daughter tall also?

Here are some things I would try for a child that seemed to be gaining too quickly:

Plenty of fruits and vegetables.

Less sugar, processed foods and snacky foods.

A variety of whole foods, whole grains.

Good fats like coconut oil and olive oil.

Moderate amounts of dairy and meat products. (Hormone levels in animal products can affect people, and even organic meats contain hormones.)

Plenty of water, not much juice.

1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water with meals, if she doesn't mind it.

1 teaspoon of blackstrap molasses in water about 20 minutes before meals, to reduce the appetite some and provide nutrients.

Fun exercise - soccer, frisbee, swimming, walking with the family.

Less tv or video games.

I would not really talk about "trying to lose weight" or being on a diet. You want her to have healthy eating and exercise habits for life, and to be happy with who she is and how she is made. Some will end up thinner and some fatter and that is okay. I have quite a variety in sizes among my own children and each are unique and beautiful, and all have the same diet and are all pretty active - there is just a lot of variety in people, and helping our children to know they are beautiful and special as they are is important.

I hope that you and your daughter have a fun and healthy summer!

Let me know how it goes, and please tell Mehnaaz hello for me!

~Mama to Many~

  How to Use Black Walnut Hull Tincture?

Wed, 19 Apr 17 11:33:02 -0700
Posted by Andrew (Uk) on 04/19/2017

I have a black dot of decay on the side of my last molar, about 1/8 of an inch. I was going to buy some BLACK WALNUT HULL TINCTURE and use a cotton bud to dip in into the liquid and apply it directly to the decay on the tooth. I am based in the UK and managed to find some tincture online. But I am concerned the 60% alcohol will damage the surrounding tooth enamel. What do you think about that or is it supposed to be added to water and swallowed?

Need Help to Get Rid of Warts Around Cuticles!

Wed, 19 Apr 17 11:31:52 -0700
Posted by Epelking (Ca) on 04/19/2017

I've had these tiny black dots (Warts) that are NOT raised around my cuticles for probably 6 or 7 years and NOTHING has gotten rid of them. I've googled this to see if anyone else has experienced something similar and found nothing. Does anyone have any suggestions for what I can do for these? Obviously, since we're dealing with my fingers it's hard to do the banana peel remedy. The duct tape remedy makes my fingers really raw and fleshy and almost worst. Do you think soaking them in ACV daily would help? Soaking them in alcohol? I've tried clear nail polish but that didn't really work but perhaps I could give it another go. There has been times when they feel like they're almost gone but they always come back. Any suggestions would be so helpful!!

Matcha Green Tea for Acne

Wed, 19 Apr 17 11:29:31 -0700
Posted by Jakestap (East Lansing, Mi) on 04/19/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I've suffered with acne for many years. I was put on Accutane in high school, which cleared me up but wreaked havoc on my system. Apple Cider Vinegar has helped me, vegetable juicing has helped a bit, and avoiding sugar/dairy has been beneficial. But my acne still persisted. Recently I started drinking 1-2 teaspoons of Organic Matcha Tea per day and my face cleared up almost entirely, and with remarkable speed. I don't know if I found my personal cure, or a cure that could help others but I know how painful it can be physically and emotionally to deal with acne so I wanted to share this. And honestly, even if this doesn't work for you, you will be glad you started putting Matcha in your system. I feel better in all aspects.

If you do decide to try Matcha Tea I recommend choosing a pure, organic source. Finally after years and years of searching, I found something that really helped me get clear. Hope this helps someone out there! Acne sucks.

  Re: Asthma Inhaler Caused Steroid Psychosis

Wed, 19 Apr 17 11:27:46 -0700
Posted by Sharon (Fl) on 04/19/2017
0 out of 5 stars

I inhaled toxic dust at my workplace and got RADS. I coughed continuously for seven weeks until I was referred to pulmonologist who put me on very high dose prednisone for five days. Although it stopped the coughing, I did get a steroid psychosis which I would not wish on any one...mainly delusions and mania, plus a feeling of unreality. It can happen, luckily mine was short lived, although it took me a year to truly recover from the RADS.

  Re: What to Take for Irritability?

Wed, 19 Apr 17 11:27:15 -0700
Posted by Wydo (Ca) on 04/19/2017

Dear Baylamer Skokie I hope you don't mean that you have the MTHFR gene, because everyone has this gene. What I think you means that you have the mutated MTHFR gene. One can even have the double mutated gene. This alone means you will have anger problems. You need to know if you have the active gene versus the lower active gene. Anyone with a mutated MTHFR that is active is the likely one with anger problems as well as ADHD, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, autism spectrum and a few other problems that you can take care of with diet and mentholated or active B vitamins. The important thing to know about the treatment is to take it slow on B vitamins especially the folate taking no more of the 5-MTHR at 1 mg. Because you can drive your symptoms to a worse state. If you have low active MTHFR you can drive it over to the active state if so you push it and end up with anger problems as well as depression so be careful.

  Re: Baking Soda for Acne

Wed, 19 Apr 17 11:26:50 -0700
Posted by Brenda (Northyork, Ontaio) on 04/19/2017
0 out of 5 stars

Yes my face also got a reddish burn scar that never happened before. I also had to stop it.

Delicious ACV Recipe

Wed, 19 Apr 17 11:14:40 -0700
Posted by Gayle (North Dakota) on 04/19/2017
5 out of 5 stars

The recipe that I like using ACV is 2 TBSP ACV, 1 TBSP organic lemon juice. 1 TBSP raw unfiltered honey, 1/4 tsp. Ceylon cinnamon and a pinch of baking soda in 1 cup filtered water. Put in a blender give it a whirl to blend all ingredients and pour it on ice. ENJOY!

  Re: Borax for Abdominal Pain and Bloating

Wed, 19 Apr 17 11:13:00 -0700
Posted by Gerry (New Jersey) on 04/19/2017

Can I just take Boron Capsules?

  Re: Scabies

Wed, 19 Apr 17 11:12:22 -0700
Posted by Mary (Naples) on 04/19/2017

Don't know were to begin. This is my 3rd scabies attack. This first 2 times, I didn't have a dog. I hate to blame him but he is a contributing factor. I used Premethrin Cream 5%with good results the last 2 times. 2 out of the 3 times I got infected was from a gym mat.

I am now suffering with this last bout for the past 3 months. I am devoting most of my life to this battle. I believe scabies is an auto immune issue. I read that people lik me have too many T cells and not enough B cells and our skin can't fight off the infection.

I am doing much what you have said and very depressed. I wonder if there is somewhere I could go in house to receive in house treatment. Will do anything to wake up from this nightmare. I do not sleep in my bed with my significant other. He has 0symptoms. I sleep on the sofa covered with plastic and wash the sheets covering the sofa in hot water with borax and dry in hottest temp for 1 hr daily. My dog, that I do not touch anymore without gloves, and I will be taking Ivermectin at the same time and moving out the house. I have bought plastic shoes, and new clothes for the move. I am retired and fortunately do not have to work. I feel for those younger, and working and on a budget, because I can barely stand it and have the resources to deal with it

  Re: Dietary Changes Not Helping IBS-D

Wed, 19 Apr 17 11:11:32 -0700
Posted by Elizabeth (Ny) on 04/19/2017

Art, thank you so much for replying. I will speak with my doctor about the vitamin D and the Melatonin. I used to take Melatonin just to help me sleep, but did not realize it had so many other good factors as for the IBS. I believe I will start taking these myself because I feel if I can get this under control myself then I won't have to go to the doctors. As I said, I am up during the wee hours of the morning up until about 7/8 am when things settle down and I don't have any issues for the rest of the day or evening until after I got to bed and sleep for a couple of hours then awakened to an urgent need to go to the bathroom. It is so frustrating. There are things I want to do but I have limited my time out because I am so afraid of having an "accident" or an episode. This is nothing I have experienced before with the IBS and as much as I do get some bloating, the pain is very annoying and aggravating.

I have been drinking coconut water, one bottle or so a day, using coconut/almond milk in my coffee, eating very blandly such as plain scrambled eggs, plain toast with just jam or a waffle or two with peanut butter. It seems no matter what I have done though has helped. So frustrating.

Thank you again for your response. All is taken with great hope that I can get this under control.


  Re: Algae Calcium, Dietary Changes for Osteoporosis

Wed, 19 Apr 17 11:11:10 -0700
Posted by Heather (Otherengland) on 04/19/2017

Hola Cristina, I have just read your post about osteoporosis with great interest. I would be grateful if you could tell me which make of calcium and strontium, magnesium and boron you take. I am very pleased you have had great improvement. Best wishes Heather

  Re: Different Sources of Vitamin C

Wed, 19 Apr 17 09:53:50 -0700
Posted by Wydo (Ca) on 04/19/2017

Yes, I have been taking a Vitamin C powder that is corn free because I want to add my own buffer. All the different Vitamin Cs have on the label QuliC to let you know that it it corn free and China free. So this is a good thing to look for.

  Re: Dietary Changes Not Helping IBS-D

Wed, 19 Apr 17 09:53:32 -0700
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 04/19/2017

Hello Elizabeth,

If you google search "irritable bowel syndrome caused by bacteria" you will find articles that say iBS is caused by various kinds of bacteria. Apparently not so much virus caused, although I've found that so often viruses are lurking along with bacteria infections.

Some IBS articles say the cause is unknown and in the same article might mention the possible cause as a bacteria; especially the IBS that comes immediately after an infection....called "post infection"...PI iBS.

Various methods can be used to kill infections if the possible bacteria is unknown. Echinacea is one. I get mine from Vitamin Shoppe and use their brand, which is a dark and somewhat thick liquid. The watered down versions seem not to work as well. I take five drops three times a day for two weeks; longer even up to a month. I use Echinacea also on surface infections ... even spider bites. Also I use colloidal silver to kill infections; I take two tablespoons twice a day on an empty stomach. And don't forget the old stand by for lower track cider vinegar.... a tablespoon in a glass of water twice a day.

Diet changes might help the symptoms but the underlying problem might remain... an infection.