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Having Eyesight Problems - Need Remedies to Help Improve Vision

2 days ago
Posted by Wieas (London, UK) on 11/25/2021

I have just been for my yearly eye test and I'm looking for some help with several problems the optician has raised with me.

Firstly, I'm apparently in the early stages of getting cataracts in both eyes. So that is the first thing I would like to get under control. I would rather avoid having surgery when they get worse.

Next, I also have raised eye pressure.

Lastly, and this is something that has concerned me for a few years now. When I have to do the visual field test I sometimes fail it. Luckily they allow me to try again until I pass.

As a bit of background, for over 10 years now I have stopped driving at night due to struggling with seeing where I'm going. As a carer, I rely on having the use of my car to transport my elderly parent around and I'm worried they may take my licence away if I can't find a way to improve my vision.

So, what I'm basically asking you knowledgeable people for is any recommendations that will improve my eyesight. Are there any vitamins/supplements or anything else that will help me? I'm 60 years old. Thank you.

Mangosteen Used to Helped Me Detox, But Now Sold Out

2 days ago
Posted by CC (los Angeles) on 11/25/2021
5 out of 5 stars

best total body detox( easiest), especially if u got the covid vvax!?

I'm burnt out on 50 supplements, due to chronic health problems!! (& im pretty young)! All about ion baths( any recommnedations to add to bath), DMA, tea's- any recs? Also, in general, sooooo fatigued from ischemic surg complication, left me w/ hypopituitary(?). #45goingOn135! Lol help!

Used to drink 100% organic pure mangosteen juice ($35/ bottle), cured about everything, but sold out everywhere& gave u instant healthy energy! Used in Asia, as chemo, in healthy way! Any info? 100% organic mangosteen juice only 32 oz bottle approx $35. CC. love home remedies! Need mouthwash to whiten teeth!

  Re: Elevated Calcium

2 days ago
Posted by Ana (Houston, TX) on 11/25/2021

Hi J,

Do you have parathyroid tumors, because it could be the cause for your elevated calcium. Beware of kidney stones also. Good luck.

  Re: Vitamin D for Trigeminal Neuralgia and MS Symptoms

2 days ago
Posted by JM (Perth, Western Australia ) on 11/25/2021

Hi Bee, I know this is an old post but I'm wondering if you get this could I correspond with you directly? The Hotmail email you originally posted on this site is no longer valid. Even if you'd rather not have direct contact -and you do get this - I'd love to hear how you are going - hopefully well!

Thank you for sharing the information about vitamin D therapy. It really gives me a lot of hope and I've been doing lots of investigating since reading this.

Cheers JM

  Re: Turmeric for Arthritis and 20 Year Scalp Infection

2 days ago
Posted by Melanie (Ireland ) on 11/25/2021

Hi! Great news to hear you've cleared so much pain, is there a difference between Tumeric powder organic from health store and turmeric root?! Thanks

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Plantar Wart

2 days ago
Posted by Julie (Australia) on 11/25/2021

My son had a solid wart that suddenly appeared on his big toe. I cut a slice of fresh garlic, put it on the wart and secured it with a bandaid, then wrapped a piece of gauze around it to keep it secure.

Within a few days, it had fallen off, roots and all. It never returned.

  Re: Best Form of Lecithin

3 days ago
Posted by Sarah (Winter Park, FL) on 11/24/2021

That's the only one I can find in Sunflower but again, it's in 'powder' form not 'granules'. The only granules I find is soy.

With that said, I guess it's safe to assume that when you start using lecithin consistently, you could get detox symptoms like hair loss, amongst other things, right?

ADD Improved With Progesterone Cream

4 days ago
Posted by Justin (Atlanta, GA) on 11/24/2021
5 out of 5 stars

My ADD has improved drastically with Progesterone as seen in the lumosity score attached.

This comes from Dr Michael E. Platt's book, the miracle of bio-identical hormones. I was skeptical too, which is why I strongly urge everyone to read this book! I have looked for 24 years for something this powerful.

As per Dr Platt's recommendations, I also removed sugar, simple carbs (I only eat carbs with resistant starch now), and I eat vegetables every 3-4 hours for brain-powering glucose AND I use coconut oil for frying. I eat a small serving of veggies right before sleep. And when I can afford it, I top each serving of veggies with brain octane (MCT oil).

I keep cole slaw and/or salads prepped and ready to eat at all times, for convenience.

For the love of all that is good, I urge everyone to read the book and just try it! A 20$ bottle of naturally-derived progesterone (from wild mexican yam) has done more than anything else that I have tried!

Orange Juice, Dolomite for Poison Ivy

4 days ago
Posted by Woodmaker (Mondovi, WI) on 11/24/2021
5 out of 5 stars

This is a remedy for poison ivy. I had a very bad case of poison ivy, for weeks. It was so bad that if I shaved I would get a line of welts along where the razor shaved my beard. I still have the scars on my fingers from where it was healed. I had met a logger from Virginia and he gave me this remedy.

Drink a glass of orange juice and drink a glass of about 1 tablespoon of dolomite dissolved in water. He told me to pop my blisters and that I would be fine in the morning. I was. He said they always drank this in the morning and then handled poison ivy (as a logger) all day and were fine. I have since shared this with two other people with bad poison ivy who have recovered as dramatically as I did.

  Re: Supplements Stopped Sleep Apnea

4 days ago
Posted by Sherry (Tennessee) on 11/24/2021

Just curious if this works if you have insomnia with sleep apnea? They have told me it's a possibility.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Arrhythmia

4 days ago
Posted by Nan (Burnsville, North Carolina ) on 11/24/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I've had arrhythmia for years and have been on a heart med since diagnosed. Even with meds, my heartbeat was still irregular. I started taking 2 tablespoons of ACV every day, about 2 months ago. Haven't had an episode since.

Friend With Painful Lipomas From Dercum's Disease

4 days ago
Posted by Lynde (Pretoria, South Africa) on 11/23/2021

My friend has Dercums, a rare disorder that causes extremely painful growths of fatty tissue called lipomas. Also called Adiposa dolorosa. Does anyone have information on how to treat this? We are desperate.

Shingles Vaccine Reactions

4 days ago
Posted by Mari (Los Angeles, CA) on 11/23/2021
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Has anyone had a reaction to a shingles vaccine and do you know of any MD's or natural health practitioners who know how to treat a reaction to it? At the suggestion of her physician, a friend of mine had a Zostavax shot back in 2015 and within a week her head and neck started itching from these pimples that started erupting. This reaction has NOT gone away and just keeps getting worse. It's like she has had shingles for six years! Because of the number of adverse reactions to Zostavax, it was taken off the market in 2018. Knowing what she knows now, my friend has said she wished she had said "no" to the shot because if she had come down with shingles she would have been over it in a couple of months. She has tried a lot of natural and pharmaceutical treatments, but nothing really helps.

  New Vaccine and Autoimmune Diseases

4 days ago
Posted by Mari (Los Angeles) on 11/23/2021

Yeah, the old Gulf War Syndrome.

  Re: Guillian Barre After Flu Shot

4 days ago
Posted by Mari (Los Angeles) on 11/23/2021

I know of 2 women who were affected by flu shots. Back in 1976 when there was the Swine Flu scare, the mother-in-law of a gal I worked with was paralyzed from it. Another friend's mother got a flu shot before a trip on an ocean liner up to Alaska. On her return, she began complaining of her legs not holding her up. Fortunately, she was diagnosed with Guillaine Barre and they stopped the paralysis in time.

  Re: Cayenne Pepper for Heavy Bleeding

4 days ago
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 11/23/2021

@Ojua.. Put cayenne pepper in milk. The milk takes the heat out of it. Drink thru a straw because it settles to the bottom.

 Re: Stage IV Polycystic Kidney Disease (PCKD) and Excess Calcium

4 days ago
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 11/23/2021

Chanca Piedra Liquid Extract – Chanca Piedra, also known as the “stone breaker, ” is a popular herbal folk remedy for kidney stones. The herb is thought to help prevent calcium-oxalate stones from forming. It's also believed to reduce the size of existing stones. Since it works against calcium in the body, it may help your situation. Hope this helps...

  Re: Rebuilding Gut Biome on Low-Dose Ongoing Chemo

4 days ago
Posted by Art (California) on 11/23/2021

Steve,

That is a lot of pressure on both of you! It can easily be overwhelming and I understand that.

There are studies that clearly show that melatonin can reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and have synergy with chemotherapy. There are also studies that show that melatonin has multiple anti cancer effects on its own. More over, there are studies that show that melatonin is protective of the liver.

If you are living in the UK, melatonin requires a prescription from your doctor or oncologist. Here it is over the counter. Melatonin has an excellent safety profile, even at high dose in humans as the following study illustrates at 250 mg per day for 8 weeks:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC7995760/

Melatonin has also shown benefit in breast cancer (BC) :

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC8525668/

This next study shows that melatonin synergizes with Doxorubicin, a common drug used for BC :

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC8492618/

The safety of melatonin is very well established and can not be used as a basis for not prescribing it :

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26692007/

The following review goes into great detail to show most of the currently known benefits of melatonin in BC and other cancers :

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC5503661/

Steve, I could literally go on for a day linking you to studies that clearly state the myriad of benefits of melatonin for various cancers.

The question should not be, "why should we use melatonin as an adjuvant treatment for cancer?"

The question should be, "why have we not already started the patient on melatonin at pharmacological dosing prior to starting chemotherapy to obtain the best possible benefits from melatonin?"

This last review goes into great detail to explain how melatonin protects the liver in disease and injury :

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC5412268/

Steve, I think this covers many questions that you or your wife's doctors may have about melatonin as adjuvant therapy for your wife at pharmacological dosing as illustrated in the 250 mg per day study I linked to up higher in this post. A pharmacological dose has an excellent safety profile and clearly shows effectiveness, while a dose of melatonin that is too low will have no effectiveness. To illustrate this point, compare this 10 mg study in diabetic patients to the 250 mg study in diabetic patients up higher in this post :

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC7393042/

So clearly a 250 mg dosing regimen has clear and substantial benefit in diabetic patients while a 10 mg dosing regimen has no benefit and in fact it may have a slightly negative effect compared to placebo.

That's the information I have to offer you, Steve, specifically regarding her particular situation. It may be worth showing to your wife's oncologist and doctor if they are hesitant to consider melatonin as an adjunctive treatment for your wife. Best wishes to the both of you and please keep us updated!

Art

Melatonin, NAC + for Myelodysplastic Syndrome

4 days ago
Posted by Art (California) on 11/23/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Someone recently asked me if I had a remedy to treat MDS. I looked at the page on EC, which doesn't have much information. This is a disease that although there are a significant number of studies about it, very little is known about it other than the basics of perturbed bone marrow activity that results in an imbalance in the blood cells which can potentially turn into Leukemia.

There is one existing article written on EC regarding MDS and it gives a few supplement recommendations, but gives no reason for those recommendations. I agree on the curcumin mentioned in the article because MDS is considered a type of cancer and curcumin has shown benefit in multiple forms of cancer and it has anti inflammatory and antioxidative stress qualities which are generally at elevated levels when it comes to cancer. Studies have used 4 to 8 grams of curcumin and Bioperine or Piperine is noted for increasing the bioavailability of curcumin while having some anti cancer effects of its own. Studies use about 10 mg of piperine or Bioperine at the same time as curcumin to good effect.

MDS, as mentioned above has the potential to morph into leukemia and for the purpose of helping to prevent this as well as infections associated with MDS, colloidal silver (CS) seems like a reasonable choice to consider as it has shown benefit in fighting leukemia in some studies. When I have used CS for serious health issues, I have used 8 ounces of capped 20 ppm per day for one month only, and then as needed to help fight any infections that may come along.

Melatonin has shown anti cancer effects, antioxidative stress effects, anti inflammatory effects, apoptotic effects (cancer cells), anti angiogenesis effects, synergy with radio therapy, synergy with chemotherapy, bone marrow protective effects and bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell protective effects. Something else to consider is that melatonin production significantly declines with age and cancer is considered an age related disease. So melatonin seems like it may have benefits making it worthy of consideration and given its excellent safety profile, even more so.

Some people have a feeling of next day tiredness from taking melatonin orally.

Melatonin using a topical application (15 drops) to the scalp, twice a day. Mix at the rate of 3/4 teaspoon melatonin powder per ounce of Everclear 60%. Topical application is thought to not have as much of a melatonin hangover effect in some people. I am currently using a similar mix, but I don't get the melatonin hangover, so I do not know how true this idea of helping to prevent next-day tiredness is for topical application.

The reason for topical application to the scalp is because the hair follicles have been found to offer good absorption and bioavailability.

N Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) has shown synergy with melatonin and has also shown the ability to reduce the oxidative stress generated by colloidal silver in studies. It is also a potent antioxidant. NAC at 1200 mg a day in a divided dose of 600 mg and 600 mg.

Fish oil at 4 grams per day. Vitamin C at 2 grams per day in a divided dose of 1 gram and 1 gram. Vitamin D 10,000 IU per day. Vitamin B-50 twice a day. These have all shown benefits in helping to improve the gut microbiome.

Based on the known effects of the above supplements, these supplements seem likely to act as an adjunctive treatment for MDS based on my understanding of the available studies. This is not a cure or stand-alone treatment.

Anyone considering trying this combination of supplements should absolutely get your doctor's approval and supervision to make sure it will be safe for you and compatible with all of your medications. I am not a doctor and this information is not a substitute for a doctor, as MDS is a serious disease!

Art

  Intravenous Peroxide Therapy in New Zealand

5 days ago
Posted by Jody (Texas, USA) on 11/23/2021

Did you find anyone in NZ that does the intravenous HP therapy?

I also have a friend there that would be interested.

Thanks!


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