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Alkaline Water Cured UTI

Mon, 24 Apr 17 09:31:10 -0700
Posted by Diane (Riverside, Ca) on 04/24/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Hello, I had a very uncomfortable Urinary Tract infection a week ago and I bought the product one finds at the pharmacy (AZO tabs.) which usually works for me. I took the full dosage and this time the AZO pills didn't work?

I had to go to the doctor and I was given one pill for Fungal infection until they could test my urine to find the real culprit and as usual I could not get results until Monday as everyone is closed for the weekend. The Fungal pill seemed to work, but the next day the Infection and pain was back again! So I read that some women are helped with UTI by drinking alkaline water so my husband and I drove into town and bought 2 gallons of alkaline water to see if it would work AND IT SURE DID! Alkaline water (I drank quit a bit) relieved me of all the pain! The pain came back after one day and a half for about half an hour and then it went away again after I drank more Alkaline water! What was weird was that even though the pain was gone I had some slight discomfort in my lower tract and lower back area. I continued drinking the Alkaline water. Then about three times when I went to urinate my flow of urine was hot? I never experienced hot pee? After the hot pee episode every symptom of the UTI problem was gone! Including the pain in the lower back and lower stomach area! I feel back to normal and will not have to go back to the doctor if this continues. Also for seniors a retired nurse told me that UTI can be dangerous for Seniors and is the second cause of death for seniors. The infection can go to the kidneys and cause Septic! Very dangerous!

So take this infection seriously! Especially if you are a Senior!

Bloodroot Salve for Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma

Mon, 24 Apr 17 09:27:47 -0700
Posted by Sam (Western Cape) on 04/24/2017
3 out of 5 stars

Nodula basal cell carcinoma

A dermatologist diagnosed my spot next to my nose (quite close to my eye). I decided not to see a surgeon but to try something natural. I googled Black salve and decided to give it a go. It's not available in shops but I managed to find someone who makes it locally.

I first used a buffpuff to roughen up the area on my nose and then applied the Black salve covered with a plaster. The spot was average size but raised. I covered more of my nose than just the spot. Within 24 hours it was bubbling yellow liquid out. I thought well this is good. When I removed the plaster the area was very sensitive. I didn't get a nice neat eschar like I had seen on someone elses post but instead when the yellow crust had been washed off gradually (when the area was not very sore anymore) I had quite a scar.

Well I thought, at least I got it all out.

Now around the scar I have a couple of tiny spots and a larger one on top area. Does this mean it's back? I don't want to use Black salve again in case my scar splits open. As a side note I also had a sore inside my nose slightly lower down from the original spot. This would gather mucous and it was sticky. I wonder if this is connected?

My main question is should I now do the Apple cider vinegar. What can I expect? Must I soak cotton on it or can I just dab?

Urgent Natural Cures Needed for Toddler With Obstructive Hydrocephalus

Mon, 24 Apr 17 09:25:49 -0700
Posted by Beata (Bromley, Kent) on 04/24/2017

I am looking for a natural remedy for my baby son, who was born premature, had two brain bleeds and acquired hydrocephalus. His head is now visibly enlarged and is increasing in size despite tapping being done every few weeks. We have tried homeopathic treatment, but symptoms have even got worse. If anyone can suggest any other remedies please reply as I am quite desperate now. Thank you.

Gum Near Root Canal Turned Black, Should I Pull the Tooth?

Mon, 24 Apr 17 09:16:54 -0700
Posted by Sam (Western Cape) on 04/24/2017

I had a root canal done 12 years ago. It has a gold half cal on too. A small area around the tooth near the gum is black. I have read that root canals are really unhealthy. Should I have the tooth pulled? It might be slightly visible when I smile. And a bridge costs a fortune to do. I'm not sick just picked up weight but this could be just life, and Ive had a nodular basal cell carcinoma on my nose. Any comments welcome.

  Re: Edema

Mon, 24 Apr 17 09:09:46 -0700
Posted by Kt (Usa) on 04/24/2017

Dear ORH,

With all due respect, we have butt heads but I cannot resist sharing what I learned. Over forty years ago I learned too many carbohydrates caused me fluid retention. Still holds true today.

Now, with unavoidable GMO's infiltrating our entire food supply we need to eat differently than we have grown accustom to. I have learned what used to have "no carb content" can no longer be claimed. Who has the money for testing to prove one way or the other? My body retaining fluid, arthritis fare-ups or indigestion is my barometer.

Considering your age, edema, arthritis and diabetes, I would caution you trying to find something to make us immune to poison ivy. Long term studies would be required to test validity.

I care.

Love, KT

  Re: Turmeric for Hearing Loss

Mon, 24 Apr 17 08:20:10 -0700
Posted by Kt (Usa) on 04/24/2017

Dear MtM,

Initially, it was a rounded 1/2 tsp. for my swollen fingers from eating leftover beef. No pepper or fat. It was after reporting that, that I learned from you guys about adding fat and or pepper. I had called my doctor to report about my fingers (his wife went through the same thing) and noticed I could hear better on the phone.

As I have mentioned to you before, I am reluctant to report things like this because I have been weeding hidden sources of MSG out of my diet for over two decades and I have learned how small sources add up. Just the flowing agent in salt that so many are ingesting has a lot to do with inflammation and fluid retention along with our now tainted food supply with the infiltration of GMO's that cannot be avoided. I believe my friend from Jr. Hi has become diabetic just because she ate so many grains, salads and fresh fruit.

My post was purposely intended for the Meniere's section here, on EC, for the benefit of a friend in CA that has a problem with fluid in his ears and nausea. He did report taking ginger for that. I gave him this site but in reviewing posts here under Meniere's I noticed there was no mention of turmeric so I felt it appropriate to mention what happened to me.

It seems trivial to talk about the flowing agent (hidden source of MSG) in salt but it can contribute to so much havoc. We need sodium for our is the flowing agent in commercial table salt that is the culprit and causes fluid retention. Magnesium is important and can offer some protection against the damaging effects of MSG. It is hard to discuss one without mention of the other.

Back to the turmeric...because it was reported to contribute to constipation (you know I don't need that! ) I combined a rounded 1/4 tsp. with cayenne or ginger at different times throughout the day. After I heard from you about taking fat and/or pepper with the turmeric, I started that but did not notice a difference. If I have eaten something that closes my ears, like too much cheese, I take 1/2 tsp. in some warm water.

  Re: Castor Oil for Gut Issues

Mon, 24 Apr 17 08:18:53 -0700
Posted by Kt (Usa) on 04/24/2017

Thank you Rsw & Mtm,

I have the Serrapeptase but I cannot ingest capsules. Depending on the size, each capsule contains 11-14 mg. of MSG. I am extremely sensitive to hidden sources of MSG. "Capsules" are considered generic but they are not. Many do not realize how much trouble capsules can cause much the same way the flowing agent in common table salt.

It was by the piecemeal process of elimination that I learned what I had been told was true. I trust the people who had the food industry test their own products and in some cases paid for testing themselves.

About the packs:

I don't understand how the "oil" becomes more of a "paste" for application. I think I'll order from Amazon. Delivery of ready-made packs would be better for me. Would I apply these packs directly to my skin or is that why MtM recommends using flannel or a towel first? Then, where would the plastic wrap be applied? Is that to protect the heating pad from the oil? Please provide the order of layers suggested. I'm having trouble processing this. Thank you so much in advance. :-)

  Re: ACV for Lichen Sclerosus and Yeast Infections

Mon, 24 Apr 17 08:17:52 -0700
Posted by Wendy (Salem, Oregon) on 04/23/2017

How is apple cider vinegar demineralizing your bones? I thought it made the calcium in foods more absorbable? Please explain.

  Re: Remedies for Stomach Pain

Mon, 24 Apr 17 08:16:37 -0700
Posted by Sheila (Texas) on 04/23/2017

Replying to your old post. Because I'm seeking answers.
I realize this post is old, but my daughter is suffering from stomach pain, most right above her belly button. Three hospitals and 22 days in hospital didn't find anything. They say it might be in her head. But I know it's not. It seems like appendix. She had bad virus, and stomach pain never left. She's in pain all day and night. I'm wondering what you discovered about your symptoms. You had an independent lab done. What was results?
Did you find healing?
Thank you.

Tea Bag for Infected Cut in Mouth

Mon, 24 Apr 17 08:15:25 -0700
Posted by Tony (Dearborn, Mi) on 04/24/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Being a health care professional, I always like to use these home remedies before going to traditional medicines because I know these will work sometimes with less or no side effects. I decided to try the tea bag just before going to sleep for an infected cut that came out of nowhere in the inside of my mouth. I can tell you that the pain went away by the time I removed the tea bag (30 minutes), also the discomfort was gone. When I woke up in the morning, I noticed the sore was mostly healed. I decided to try again the tea bag for another 30 minutes before eating breakfast. It seems to be getting much better faster. I would recommend this treatment to others.

 Re: Supplement for Autoimmune Issues Causing Detox Side Effects

Sun, 23 Apr 17 17:01:28 -0700
Posted by Art (California ) on 04/23/2017

In reply to Brad (Providence Ri),

I don't know if it will work for others, but Ted's borax regimen put my PSA into remission for years now. I did not have detox problems at anytime after starting borax. Ask your doctor if this is something you can try. Good luck getting well again!


  Re: Serrapeptase for CTE

Sun, 23 Apr 17 17:00:13 -0700
Posted by Daniel Stanfill (Goodyear, Az) on 04/23/2017

NIH research has shown that Serrapeptase, a protease enzyme, can remove Alzheimer's plaque (Beta Amylase) from the brain in rats.

Stamford University research as shown that CTE victims also develop plaque in the brain.

Combining the two research results, it would appear that Serrapeptase may be a successful treatment for CTE. Dosage: One 120,000 SPU capsule of Serrapeptase daily. Must be taken on an empty stomach. Note: Serrapeptase is an enzyme, not a drug; there are no known side effects.

  Borax Did Not Cause Edema After All

Sun, 23 Apr 17 16:57:31 -0700
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn) on 04/23/2017


After a few weeks of no borax, I have now concluded that my edema has no correlation with that. I just wish it was because I now think my problem is far worse than I originally thought. It is probably my liver. Of course, at age 80, you have lots of problems. Some of you have followed me over the years as I have grown. My edema tells me that I have a bad problem. We will again start our EDTA Chelation tomorrow. Cleaning out your blood vessels can not hurt. The next day I go down to Ringo, Ga to a new doctor that does ozone. I want him to address my right knee and we will then discuss my lower back.

Have had a pissin contest over the years about getting a homeopathic solution for poison ivy . I am going to develop a solution that will make you immune to poison ivy. I plan to produce a weak solution of poison ivy so any one can be immune to poison ivy. Yep, I will be the guinea pig. We shall see. If I do this, then I want all on EC to take on a challenge that they choose and make it work. Can you imagine what thousands of folks can do it they just set their mind to it? I can...... can you?

I'm a dreamer....... are you? ======ORH=====

Apple Cider Vinegar Helping Asthma

Sun, 23 Apr 17 16:54:50 -0700
Posted by Virginia (Co) on 04/23/2017
4 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I just started using Apple Cider Vinegar and notice is helps with my asthma but it seems like I'm clearing my throat alot. Does the Apple Cider Vinegar clean out your lungs? If so how long does this take?

  Re: Castor Oil for Gut Issues

Sun, 23 Apr 17 16:51:35 -0700
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 04/23/2017

Dear KT,
I am hopeful that the castor oil packs will help you!

I just use several layers of flannel (cotton) or even an old towel will do. I get hexane free castor oil from Amazon but if you want to start with whatever the closest drug store sells that would be fine I think.

I wet the cloth but not to dripping. I apply to the skin and cover with plastic wrap and close fitting clothes. I use a heating pad on low for overnight but not if you would be prone to a burn from that.


~Mama to Many~

  Re: Dietary Changes for Perioral Dermatitis

Sun, 23 Apr 17 16:51:11 -0700
Posted by Susan (Ventura, Ca) on 04/23/2017

I just read your post. How long did you do the cleanse? I have been suffering from the same problem for 2 months. It seems to get worse with each flare up.

  Re: Turmeric for Hearing Loss

Sun, 23 Apr 17 16:50:47 -0700
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 04/23/2017

Dear KT,

How wonderful!
How much turmeric and how often?
Do you happen to take it with black pepper and/or fat?

Thank you!
~Mama to Many~

  Re: Bleach and Water for Scabies

Sun, 23 Apr 17 16:50:08 -0700
Posted by Steve (Canada) on 04/23/2017

Where do you get chlorine free bleach? Confusing...

  Re: The Dangers of Distilled Water

Sun, 23 Apr 17 16:45:44 -0700
Posted by Elaina Jensen (Oregon) on 04/23/2017

About distilled water.... I just remember being instructed by our dog's veterinarian to only give our dog distilled water at one point for a medical condition unrelated to anything neurological and the dog started having seizures. Our dog was then prescribed phenobarbital for those seizures - which really sedated him and we weren't happy about. We couldn't believe this was happening.

After about four days of distilled water and the phenobarbital, the seizures kept getting worse. We stopped the distilled water and went back to putting regular tap water in his water dish. The seizures stopped and we stopped the phenobarbital too. We never had a problem with seizures after that.

I learned to have a lot of respect for distilled water and to be very careful how it is used after that.

EC: Elaina, we have cross-posted your important feedback to our pets section - epilepsy page. Thank you!

 Re: Supplement for Autoimmune Issues Causing Detox Side Effects

Sun, 23 Apr 17 16:35:49 -0700
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 04/23/2017

Dear Brad,

Just yesterday I was reading about drinking dandelion tea to help move toxins you are releasing out through the urine instead of into joints or out the skin which would cause breakouts. I assume you are drinking plenty of water to flush toxins? An Epsom salt bath before bed may help with detox and improve sleep.

From another post I am reminded of castor oil packs over the liver for detox. Use of such castor oil packs also can promote sleep when used overnight.

I hope you feel much better soon!

~Mama to Many~