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Colloidal Silver for Eye Infection

26 days ago
Posted by Nancy (North Dakota) on 09/02/2022
5 out of 5 stars

I had woke up with my right eye goopy and red which had never happened to me before. I tried a couple of the remedies on this site (ACV & Lugols Iodine)to no avail. I read a post regarding colloidal silver, which I actually had in my arsenal of natural cures. I tried one drop in each eye in the Am and Pm for 2 days and it is nearly cleared up! Best cure for this issue for me. It didn't burn or sting and got rid of the redness so fast!

  Re: Clindamycin Caused C. Diff

26 days ago
Posted by Misha (BC, Canada) on 09/02/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Clindamycin Is what gave my mom C-Diff. She was prescribed it from her dentist also 😕

  Re: Xlear Nasal Spray

26 days ago
Posted by Teri (Lavista ) on 09/02/2022

I also learned about boosting the immune system with Zinc, D3 and C and if you are not feeling well Quercetin plus the Xlear nasal spray. Daily to this date I still have not been sick.

  Re: Herb for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

26 days ago
Posted by Madelyn (Idaho) on 09/02/2022

Shepherds purse herbal tincture is a tried and true remedy for heavy menstrual bleeding. It's also taken by women who are hemorrhaging after giving birth to slow the bleeding and prevent a fatal situation. I just ordered some from Amazon (brand Herb Pharm) to have on hand for when I gave birth. I read some of the reviews mentioning how well it worked to slow down or stop heavy menstrual bleeding. Shepherds purse has a very good safety profile, so it wouldn't hurt to try it! Blackstrap molasses and ACV are great too. Especially the mineral-rich molasses to help you restore mineral levels.

  Gentian Violet

26 days ago
Posted by Rob (Kentucky ) on 09/02/2022

Correspondence| Volume 361, ISSUE 9369, P1657, May 10,2003

During the five decades of my medical career, I have seen gentian violet used as an anthelmintic (enteric-coated tablets administered orally for entrobiasis), a local antibacterial and antifungal surface agent, a laboratory stain, a fungal inhibitor in culture media, and to improve visualisation of surface sutures, not to mention its use as a dye for labelling and marking.

Restrictions on the use of this chemical have now been imposed in the UK, Canada and Australia, based on reports of its mutagenic and carcinogenic effects in animals. However, after centuries of use, there is not a single report linking gentian violet to cancer in human beings. Furthermore, in the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Study on New Zealand white rabbits, no evidence of teratogenicity of gentian violet was recorded. That this cheap and effective antiseptic agent still retains its place in the US Pharmacopeia is reassuring.

Ishak Mansi has not only restated the benefits of a largely abandoned, though useful and inexpensive topical antiseptic, but also touched on the almost obsessive apprehensions of every practising clinician: what if even in doing their best for a patient, a much-advertised trial lawyer finds fault with their handling of the individual?

From the instant a doctor has first contact with a patient, to weeks, months, and years afterwards, he or she has to live in the shadow of an impending lawsuit.

This is not the art of medicine one dreamed of, or was trained for. In such a scenario, even the patient does not get treated in the best traditions of medicine; unnecessary investigations are ordered, and the most expensive medicines prescribed even for trivial ailments. This trend has sent the cost of medical care skyrocketing and has forced doctors into early retirement due to appalling costs of malpractice insurance.

By all accounts, medical practice is in need of a renaissance, the signs of which I do not see on the horizon.

  Re: Diatomaceous Earth for Parasites in Pets

26 days ago
Posted by Sofia (Wilmington, DE) on 09/01/2022

Be sure to hydrate the cat well….massive constipation if not careful. I would take 1/2 tsp once a day for a cat under 15 lbs. good luck! It works!

Grapefruit Juice for Nocturnal Urination

26 days ago
Posted by Kristi (United States) on 09/01/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Grapefruit juice 100% worked for me!!!

I love this website. I've learned how to fix my sciatica, sleep better at night (thank you Art! ), and many other things. Most things are just quality of life. Nocturia, for example, was never really an issue but suddenly after I fixed my insomnia, I had this weird thing where I get up to pee anywhere between 7 and 13 times a night. How annoying - and infuriating.

I don't think it matters the brand as long as it's real grapefruit juice. I use Florida's Best. If I drink it an hour (or more) before bed I still will get up to pee a few times, not NEARLY as much as usual, but still a handful of times. But if I drink it 45 minutes or LESS before bed I will only get up once, sometimes not at all and I can wait until I wake up.

I know there is a reason this works, but it makes no sense to me because common sense states that if I drink a HUGE glass of anything before bed, it's going to make me go to the bathroom a lot lol. But I just... don't with grapefruit juice.

IDC why it works I just know it works, so thank you!

  Re: Turmeric for Gynecomastia

26 days ago
Posted by LaLa (USA) on 09/02/2022

A guy above, says he takes 8 capsules 3-5X a day. Many things are ineffective when the dose is so low. No side effects on blog.

  Re: Comfrey for Nephritis

26 days ago
Posted by Mama to Many (TN) on 09/02/2022

Dear Dorothy,

Brian posted 14 years ago and it is likely won't see this message and respond.

I use comfrey often so I thought I would chime in here.

I do use the fresh leaves but also used it dried and find it effective. Perhaps not as effective as fresh, but you use what you have! Because the powder is much more concentrated, I think 1 teaspoon would equal one leaf.

Please also consider charcoal. In the Charcoal Remedies book I have, there is a story of someone using charcoal poultices effectively for kidney disease. I have used many charcoal poultices over the years. They draw out toxins and reduce inflammation. Here is how to make one. You would place it over the kidney area; overnight would be a good time to do so.

~Mama to Many~

 Re: Heart Valve Issues

27 days ago
Posted by Anne (MV) on 08/31/2022

Lugol's iodine . How many drops? I have been told I have vegetation in my heart valve as well. The drs treated me with antibiotics.I'm not sure how it is now, my bottom number on blood pressure is high. Top number is usually ok, I was in hospital for sepsis when they told me about vegetation in heart valve.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

27 days ago
Posted by Nicole (Ontario canada) on 09/01/2022

I am 49 and have always had heavy bleeding and quarter sized blood clots. This period I am experiencing very large blood clots and heavy bleeding for almost 3 weeks now. I feel like it won't ever stop! I do take ACV and cayenne, but not every day. I am going to start though, because when I take a lot I see results....I am not good with remembering to take this stuff consistently. I was worried, but after reading this post and others, I am not alone. Thanks!!

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

27 days ago
Posted by Nicole (ontario, canada) on 09/01/2022

I am going through the same thing. I am 49 and blood clots, bigger than a quarter and heavy bleeding at times. I do take coconut oil, cayenne pepper, and apple cider vinegar...but, not enough every day...but I will start today. I do find when I take a lot of those products it helps, but am I bad with being consistent...

I was so worried about losing too much blood, but feel better knowing others have experienced this.

  Re: Elderberry Recipe for COVID

27 days ago
Posted by Marsh (Colo) on 09/01/2022

There's a recipe online - wash fresh elderberries and add 80% vodka. Made several batches - it's strong but very high in C! Tried locating the hollywarner article mentioned below but couldn't find.

  Colloidal Silver for COVID

27 days ago
Posted by Marsh (Colo) on 09/01/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Art, I agree with your assessment. I believe I caught corona before it hit the news. It hit me hard and fast, my doc thought it was a flu. A week later my husband found me close to death. He called the doc very angry asking why he didn't put me in the hospital after seeing him that morning. Doc said, "it's probably a good idea". The hospital staff took one look and rushed me in - a bad case of pneumonia AND SEPSIS. (The ER docs said they didn't know what I had, they hadn't seen that type virus before.)

The reason I tell this story is to encourage all here to keep yourself healthy and keep on hand an arsenal (lol) of products discussed on EC. Had I a nebulizer and CS, pneumonia, sepsis, hospital and over $4K co-pay avoided.

Since, I've felt my lungs on their way to being heavy and on fire twice. The CS & nebulizer literally take it away. If it isn't one thing that will take us, another will - just listen to TV disclaimers.

Like you, I take CS when flying. Also take the recommended covid list recommended by FL (see below) that have kept my family healthy especially when traveling abroad. When you feel a virus attacking, there's no time to waste hunting in unfamiliar territory.

As a sidenote, my sister caught covid last week while visiting us. Tested positive for 4 days. She doesn't like the nebulizer and didn't want to use. I started it as a safeguard. My symptoms were much, much lighter than hers and tested negative. I didn't nebulize 1 day and tested positive the next. That 1 day made a difference (deep cough, bad headache, body soreness, tired). On her 4th day, she began nebulizing and began coughing up stuff that nearly made her regurgitate. The following day she was coughing up gel-like phlegm - clear with a slight yellow tinge. IMHO, this lab-made virus is very dangerous and why we won't buy anything made in that country.

Thanks for being a contributor Art - your insight is incredible valuable as is the others.

(OofO, HP Therapy, CS, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, ACV, Povodin Iodine, Lugol's Iodine; aspirin, quercetin, C, D, zinc, potassium, magnesium, melatonin, baking soda, charcoal, sea salt, ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine)

  Detoxing From Mercury

27 days ago
Posted by T.J. (Pennsylvania) on 09/01/2022

Yes. It is pointless and can be harmful to do a mercury detox when you still have mercury fillings in your teeth. You can have fillings removed and replaced much more economically in Mexico. I went to Tijuana and had nine large fillings removed for under $5000. Hal Huggins certified too.

  Re: Distilled Water for Kidney Failure

27 days ago
Posted by dorothy (texas) on 09/01/2022


Should anything be mixed in distilled water or nothing should be mixed in the DW?

How much DW should one drink per day?

Regarding borax, how much per day and when to take it? just sprinkle it on food or dissolve it in some DW?

Could you please elaborate?

Thank you

  Re: Distilled Water and Pink Salt for Kidney Disease

27 days ago
Posted by dorothy (texas) on 09/01/2022


How much distilled water do you drink per day on average?

And how much total salt do you put in water on average?

Do you salt your food as well besides the distilled water?

Thank you

  Finger Pressure for Hiatal Hernia

27 days ago
Posted by Sarah (Skokie, Illinois ) on 09/01/2022

What exactly is this specific technique? I've read on many…not sure which are REALLY effective.

  Re: Comfrey for Nephritis

27 days ago
Posted by Dorothy (London) on 09/01/2022

Hi Brian,

May I ask how much lemon juice did you drink and how often during that 48 hour fast?

Also, was the lemon juice straight undiluted freshly juiced or did you dilute it with water?

Did you drink the lemon juice away from the fresh comfrey leaves or sipped it while eating the comfrey leaves?

Regarding the comfrey leaves, you said you ate about 7 leaves during those 48 hours of fasting, so about 3- 4 leaves per day. Did you eat those 3- 4 leaves all at once in one sitting or one leaf every 3- 4 hours.

Do you think dry powdered comfrey leaves would work as well, most people don't have access to fresh comfrey leaves unfortunately.. :(

Sorry for all these question and thank you in advance

Apple Cider Vinegar, Salt for Cold Sores

28 days ago
Posted by Nature Boi (Atl) on 08/31/2022
5 out of 5 stars

You can use apple cider vinegar and salts. Like put it in a cup, add salt, take a cotton swab and dip it. Put it on your cold sore will disappear in days.