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  Re: Art's Topical Melatonin Lotion

4 days ago
Posted by Art (California) on 07/16/2024

Hi Bonnie,

I chose gin as the solvent for the melatonin powder because it is much safer than using something like isopropyl alcohol or DMSO, it is relatively inexpensive and it is easy to find and purchase. Gin can be consumed, but isopropyl alcohol is poisonous to consume. My intent was to make it easy for people to test and use melatonin lotion.

In order to be most effective, the melatonin has to be dissolved before adding the lotion. If you just add the melatonin powder to the lotion without dissolving it first, the lotion will be significantly weaker or possibly be ineffective.

There are other solvents that can be used, but they are harder to acquire and generally cost more to buy. Your best bet, if you don't want to use gin is to ask a compounding pharmacy to make up a melatonin lotion for you using a non gin solvent, but keep in mind that most solvents have the potential for side effects. As an example, another solvent that can dissolve melatonin is dimethyl formamide (DMF) which is readily absorbed through the skin and is thought to have the potential to cause liver damage. With the the lotion made with gin, the gin evaporates fairly quickly once applied to the skin.

Another solvent that can dissolve melatonin powder is DMSO, but DMSO can carry many molecules through the skin. I think there are many molecules in many lotions that would be unhealthful to carry through the skin into the body in any meaningful amounts.

If you decide to try a compounding pharmacy, please let us know your results.


 Long Term Use of Colloidal Silver Spray and Internal Use

4 days ago
Posted by Art (California) on 07/16/2024

Hi ahlambz,

I have a friend who uses it and has done so with no problems. I have told my friend it is useful to use it regularly for 1 to 2 weeks to try to knock the sinus infections out completely and then use it only as needed once the infection is eliminated. Using it everyday indefinitely, can create bacterial resistance to the colloidal silver (CS). You wouldn't normally use an antibiotic forever and it is not advisable to use CS continuously forever.


 Re: Husband Diagnosed With Micro Papillary Bladder Cancer

4 days ago
Posted by Sherri (Seattle) on 07/16/2024

Hi Paula,

Sorry to hear about your husband's diagnosis. MBPC is/was considered a rare cancer type.

I would definitely consider looking into a few other causes and treatments since the histological slide images of MPBC are very similar to a blood fluke parasite and/or fungal involvement:


The leading cause for bladder cancer (next to smoking) is Schistosoma Haematobium, a blood fluke which infects the urogenital system. The disease is called Schistosomiasis or Bilharziasis which is the second most prevalent parasitic disease in the world (WHO).

It is interesting that the histological slides for MPBC look about identical to this parasite.

The helminth parasites Clonorchis sinensis (Chinese Liver Fluke), Opisthorchis viverrini (SE Asian Liver Fluke) and S. haematobium (Blood Fluke) were declared as Group 1 carcinogens by WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Working Group on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans in 2009. This was extensively proven.

See for references.

I personally know of 3 women who had bladder cancer and they all tested positive for this parasite. And, I knew a young man who had it (diagnosed at autopsy) and asked his physician for parasitic testing though, they refused (?).

In addition to following an anti-cancer protocol (many good ones - see Dr Hulda Clark's books) one must also treat the parasite (cause):


Praziquantel is the drug of choice. Typical dose is 40-100 mg/kg, 2-4 times/day, taken with a fatty meal. Treatment is for 3 - 21 days and repeated 2-3 weeks later. Must retest to verify clearance. Most repeat treatment 2-4 times.

Often, other synergistic antiparasitics are included with praziquantel to increase its effectiveness: artesunate (6 mg/kg), artemether (6 mg/kg), artemisinin, metrifonate, fenbendazole, others.

In studies, Prazi with artesunate or artemether performed better. (Efficacy of praziquantel and artemisinin derivatives for the treatment and prevention of human schistosomiasis: a systematic review and meta-analysis; 17 Oct 2011.

Another treatment: artesunate 4 mg/kg with mefloquine 8 mg/g or artesunate I.V.. (Antimalarial Artesunate-mefloquine versus praziquantel in African children with schistosomiasis: an open-label randomized controlled trial. 04 Jan 2024.)

Antibiotics are often taken during treatment since parasitic die-off can cause strep or staph infection. Cephalexin is often used.

Including anti-blood fluke herbs is synergistic: e.g., clove, garlic oil/macerated garlic, curcumin longa, eucalyptus citriadora, Vernonia amygdalina leaf, Pau d'arco, and many others.

Must absolutely avoid any and all contact with, and ingestion of, isopropyl alcohol since it causes flukes to hyper-procreate in the body. Found in many skin products (creams, shampoos, etc).


Hematuria (blood in urine), scarring, squamous cell carcinoma, occasional embolic egg granulomas in brain or spinal cord, kidney damage, fibrosis of bladder and ureter, bladder cancers, reduced bladder capacity, stenotic ureters, secondary bacterial infections, bladder/ureter calcification, cystitis, urethritis, Hydroureter, hydronephrosis, pyelonephrosis.


Definitely look at diagnostic testing for this condition.

The primary test for this disease is a urine test since the eggs are shed in the urine. Antibodies and/or antigens detected in blood or urine samples are also indications of infection.

In chronic infections, or if eggs are difficult to find, an intradermal injection of schistosome antigen to form a wheal is effective in determining infection. Or, a bladder biopsy is done if the urine test is negative.

Diagnosis can also be made by complement fixation tests. Blood tests include ELISA and an Indirect immunofluorescence test, but these can have low sensitivity ranging from 21% to 71%.


Dumping of waste into waterways and fresh water snails spread the disease. The parasite burrows through the skin within 3-5 minutes when in contact with infected water (fishing, swimming, wading, gardening, drinking, waste water, etc).


Can get testing from Real Time labs, Great Plains laboratory or Vibrant Wellness.

Follow an antifungal/mold protocol: diet, herbs, essential oils, topicals, environmental treatments, binders, etc.

Sometimes, a fungal/mold co-infection occurs with S. Haematobium.


Herbs, foods, alkalize, hydrate, anti-inflammatories, Lumbrokinase systemic therapy, etc.

Try to find an experienced holistic practitioner who offers other diagnostic testing and is familiar with parasitic treatments.

I know several individuals that completed their own treatments and did so successfully, including myself.

Write back if you need more suggestions.

Wishing your husband effective treatment soon! Sherri

  Cigarette Smoke for Earache

4 days ago
Posted by Island Girl (Gc, Ci) on 07/16/2024

Question: Is just one puff of the cigarette smoke required to be blown into the ear?

I am scared to try because I have read that it is not a safe practice, but am contemplating trying it. Anyone else can vouch for this remedy?

Struggle Gaining Weight

4 days ago
Posted by Benjamin (Abroad, in South Africa ) on 07/16/2024

Good day Ted, I write concerning my difficulties in gaining weight. I am currently underweight by about 5kg according to my Body Mass Index (I know this is not the most accurate system). But basically, whether I eat a lot or not, I struggle to put anything on. I'm very active firstly, I might be considered a Vata Dosha type according to Ayurvedic medicine. I'm also a farmer so the toll on my body is severe. I don't take chronic meds but I do suffer from IBS and anxiety, as well as pain, mainly in my back and neck. I've tried various methods, such as taking L-lysine and L-arginine, lifting weights (I think I'm as ripped as I can be at this current weight, there's nothing more to add without mass gain), and I've tried eating foods but noticed no effects. Is there anything you could recommend or point out to me? This underweight struggle makes me feel sickly and my clothes don't fit well. I also take the impacts of work a lot harder because I have no buffer to take the shock. Any information or assistance will be highly appreciated. P.S. you mentioned that magnets must only be north orientated. Does this apply irregardless of which hemisphere you're in? Kind regards, Benjamin

  Baking Soda for Restless Leg Syndrome

4 days ago
Posted by Cynthia (NS) on 07/16/2024

I found a blog from an MS patient with restless legs. He suggested making a slurry with baking soda and water and coating your legs. It is by far the best remedy. No more opioids to sleep. Lots of boxes of baking soda later, and I stand by this.

  Re: Art's Topical Melatonin Lotion

4 days ago
Posted by Bonnie (Los Angeles) on 07/16/2024


Could the melatonin recipe be made without the gin? I don't drink alcohol and would prefer not to put in on my body topically. Or is there a substitute product for the gin? Thank you!

  Re: Beta Blockers for High Blood Pressure

4 days ago
Posted by Gil (Pennsylvania) on 07/16/2024

Organic baby leaves of what?

Long Term Use of Colloidal Silver Spray and Internal Use

4 days ago
Posted by ahlambz (Abu Dhabi UAE) on 07/16/2024

Colloidal Silver for Sinus and headach

More than a year I use colloidal silver daily 2 sprays in each nostril and 8 sprays in mouth. I found it useful for infections and immune system. I would like to know is it ok to continue for longer time or for good.

  Re: Seabuckthorn Oil for Tumors

5 days ago
Posted by Jade (SC) on 07/15/2024

I am so sorry you are dealing with this. My 8 year old staffordshire mix just had a tumor pop up over the last week and a half (that I noticed) and it has grown so much since then. We have a vet appointment on Thurs to see what it is. Praying it is nothing but the more I read, the more I am convinced it probably is.

Did you receive any benefits from using the oil?

 Re: Husband Diagnosed With Micro Papillary Bladder Cancer

5 days ago
Posted by Hollyhock (America ) on 07/15/2024

My 90 year old father had an aggressive bladder cancer. They removed what they could and then treated him with bovine tuberculin. Here is a Cleveland Clinic article on the treatment. My father did very well with this.

 Re: Elderly Mother With Severe Arthritis Unable to Stand or Walk

5 days ago
Posted by Alan (Bucharest ) on 07/15/2024

Have an experienced acupuncturist come to your home and examine your mom and do accupuncture. We have two sources of energy, to simplify it, one we are born with, and it is finite and we get energy from food, water, sunlight. If the energy we aare born with is depleted, acupuncturist would be able to see that and act accordingly.
We had to move mom across the globe after she had stroke at 84. The acupuncturist was able to tap into her innate energy resources, but only 3-4 sessions, for there were not much left…we had 3-4 weeks to move mom, after that she would not be able to travel. Mom responded to acupuncture very well. She also had a 10 days course of injections to improve her brain function after the stroke (not available in the US). Mom did really well on a 9hr flight, 3 days in a hotel, then another 4 hr flight and 5 hr in car. She only lived 5 weeks after that, but she didn't die alone, was well taken care of.
I'd recommend LDN - low dosage naltrexone for your mom. Do it ASAP. People with arthritis respond very well to LDN, sometime pain is reduced overnight. There is a recent post how to get LDN prescription.

 Re: High Cholesterol and A1C Questions

5 days ago
Posted by Alan (Bucharest ) on 07/15/2024

Glad that yogurt is helping you. Just a thought, Chronic diarrhoea could be a sign that the sphincter of Oddi, a muscular valve in your digestive tract, malfunctions.

  Re: Question Regarding Art's Melatonin Lotion

5 days ago
Posted by Art (California) on 07/15/2024

Hi Helen B,

Thank you very much for your important feedback on melatonin lotion and fibromyalgia! Many people suffer with this disease and your feedback will let many of them know that they have a viable way to get relief! I am very happy that it worked so well for you, Helen!

I'm sorry you can't get the bulk melatonin powder in Canada and have to use 90 capsules just to make one batch! These type of government restrictions are incredible for something that has a better safety profile than almost any prescription medication!

Please keep in mind that many people who have tested melatonin lotion have mentioned that the benefit seemed to modestly increase for the first two or three weeks before leveling off by the third week.


  Re: Colloidal Silver

5 days ago
Posted by Katzie (Cancun, Mexico) on 07/15/2024

Even the "blue man" himself admitted to drinking 1 gallon/day for months and months!! But he also said he was never sick during those months either. Ignore the Big Harma shill warning!! But if you were making gazillions of dollars selling petro-based chemicals, for lifelong medical conditions, you might have people posting scare tactics too. Even if it only scares one person off of CS, it could mean hundreds or thousands of dollars for them! And posting here is free, win win, again for them.

  Re: Borax Question

5 days ago
Posted by Katzie (Cancun, Mexico ) on 07/15/2024

Sodium Borate & Sodium Tetroborate are both indeed Borax. The last word I'm pretty sure just denotes that it's dehydrated. It's mined from dried up salt lake beds.

  Re: Question Regarding Art's Melatonin Lotion

5 days ago
Posted by Helen B (British Columbia, Canada) on 07/15/2024

So I tried the link you shared and they said that Melatonin powder is not allowed to be shipped to Canada plus many other countries. So I went ahead and used the capsules I had purchased. The additional ingredients in these capsules are gelatin, magnesium stearate, maltodextrin and microcrystaline cellulose. When I googled these ingredients I saw that they are also in skin care products so I decided to go ahead and make the melatonin lotion recipe with the capsules, to be clear the capsules have the powder in them. There were 90 capsules in the bottle which equaled 900mg of melatonin.

This is the recipe that I used which I adjusted down to work with 900mg of melatonin:

900mg melatonin (90-10mg capsules)

1.35 oz (40ml) gin

2.25 oz (66.5ml) lotion

I added the gin to the powder and it did not dissolve completely but it may have if I added more, I just assumed that the other ingredients perhaps did not dissolve in the gin. I then added the lotion and mixed it well. It is a bit grainy in texture but goes on smooth and absorbs great.

Now the good news, it works!!! I have fibromyalgia and I am always getting new pains and some go after a while and some stick around and are so bad I can't sleep. My newest pains were in my neck, shoulder, arm and hand and it was bad. I applied the lotion to my shoulder, neck and arm and when I woke up the next morning after sleeping the whole night! The pain was greatly reduced I couldn't believe it!

I am continuing to use it every night and just a touch during the day if I feel the need but my shoulder is 80% better, my arm and neck are being a bit more stubborn but at least 50% better and my hand is also 80% better. I have applied it to a sore bunion and that is pain free now!

I had started to use the magnesium oil in a spray bottle a while back with minimal help with pain but I continue to use it because I know it's good for me.

I also want to mention that I have tried all the prescriptions for Fibromyalgia non of which worked or worked enough to justify the side effects.

I do also take PEA400 (Palmitoylethanolamide) which has also helped me a fair amount and I would recommend to other Fibromyalgia sufferers.

The excellent results from using the melatonin lotion make me a little emotional because being in constant pain is hard on your spirit and I have finally found some relief and I can't thank you enough for sharing your knowledge with everyone! Thank you Art!

Borax Question

5 days ago
Posted by Nickster (Somerset, England) on 07/15/2024

Is this the correct type of Borax to treat health conditions?

Can Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate (Borax) be consumed for its health benefits or would that be a different type of borax? It is very difficult to buy in the UK.

 Re: Elderly Mother With Severe Arthritis Unable to Stand or Walk

5 days ago
Posted by HisJewel (New York) on 07/15/2024

Greetings Hazel of San Jose,

Sometimes its an energy problem. My mother was always complaining about energy so her doctor put her on Ensure, the Ensure Plus. Ensure Plus Vanilla Nutrition Shake With Fiber, Meal Replacement Shake, 24 Pack : Health & Household

Ensure has gotten quite expesive, however see if this will give her the strength to stand if you have not already done so. And of course choose the other remedies for the pain. For pain I used "MSM Cream" on my mother's knees, Art has a Melatonin Lotion that may be easy to use.


  Re: Fenbendazole Dog Dewormer and Ivermectin

5 days ago
Posted by Marty (Miami fl) on 07/14/2024

What was the dosage you took? For this or ivermectin. Thanks Martiele