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Borax for Jock Itch

Sun, 14 Jan 18 22:02:21 -0800
Posted by Joel R. (Philadelphia, Pa) on 01/14/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I've tried nearly every cure for jock itch so far (except rubbing alcohol). MMS just made it terribly worse. Coconut oil was doing nothing. Vinegar worked for some hours but burned like hell. Lemongrass oil worked longer but burned even worse.

Then I tried topical Borax. Not only is it extremely effective, but it doesn't burn at all! Why on earth are pharmacies selling all these lame antifungal creams that barely do anything, when Borax is the real solution? What is wrong with the way knowledge is spread in this world?

  Re: Art's Psoriasis Cure - Questions About EGCG

Sun, 14 Jan 18 22:01:20 -0800
Posted by Art (California ) on 01/14/2018

Hi Rsw,

Yes, if you have unknown potential liver issues, it seems prudent to skip the EGCG!

Lichen Planus is a tough one. It has some similarities to psoriasis, but clearly not the same. When you look at pictures of it, it reminds me more of what I think of as a fungus. I see that there are several things that can worsen it like nsaids, hepatitis, flu vaccine, metals, certain medications and I see one of those things is pigments. The indigo lotion is essentially a pigment, so are you sure you want to try it? The pine bark extract is anti inflammatory and may be beneficial. Xylitol can improve the gut biome in an anti inflammatory way also.

I've seen you here for a long time on EC, so I imagine you have tried many many things over the years like myself. Have any of those things you've tried helped to stop or slow the LP? I think I remember you mentioning curcumin, but apparently that didn't work???


  Re: The Art Solbrig Psoriasis Protocol

Sun, 14 Jan 18 22:00:37 -0800
Posted by Art (California ) on 01/14/2018


Hi hope your results are as good as mine! I think the fact that you are starting with all three supplements at once, may give you overall faster results if this turns out to be effective for you. It took two weeks before I saw what I knew to be the beginning of improvements in my psoriasis, but I only started with the pine bark extract (PBE). I feel that all three at the same time would have been more beneficial than just the PBE alone.

The lotion can be a challenge because it stains, but I found that rubbing it in very well helped to minimize the staining. Btw, which lotion did you decide to go with? Keep us posted!


  Re: The Art Solbrig Psoriasis Protocol

Sun, 14 Jan 18 22:00:12 -0800
Posted by Art (California ) on 01/14/2018

In reply to Becky (Ca),

I believe that psoriasis can be caused by multiple health problems or exacerbated by them. I think you can be genetically inclined toward psoriasis, but certain things can trigger the cascade of symptoms referred to as psoriasis and I think candida can be one of those triggers. Consequently if you have candida, I think it can trigger that cascade. I think many health issues that include runaway inflammation can act as a trigger, I don't think it is confined to just candida.

Myself, I was diagnosed with psoriasis many decades ago by a dermatologist and my symptoms have always been in line with what is known as psoriasis. I have never been diagnosed with candida nor have I had the myriad of symptoms associated with candida.

If a person actually has candida and they want to have better health, then ridding the body of candida is a must. If that will get rid of the psoriasis symptoms can probably vary from person to person, but getting rid of the candida is a must before you can consider trying to get rid of the psoriasis. Getting rid of the candida may, by itself get rid of the psoriasis symptoms, but if it doesn't, it will make it easier to get rid of the psoriasis symptoms once the candida is gone.

I do not think the protocol I used can get rid of candida, but it may have synergy with a candida protocol like what Bill Thompson has put together for Earth Clinic and that may be a better starting point for you if you do have Candida and then if your psoriasis does not go away from his protocol, you can then consider what I did.

It is not clear from your post if you have been diagnosed with psoriasis or if you just think you have psoriasis? There are many skin health issues that can have similar symptoms to psoriasis, so a diagnosis is a very good starting point. It would be pointless to try and treat psoriasis if you actually have some other health issue that merely resembles some of the symptoms of psoriasis.


Killed Off Extremely Durable Jock Itch Fungus

Sun, 14 Jan 18 16:10:24 -0800
Posted by Dan-o (Santa Rosa, Ca) on 01/14/2018
5 out of 5 stars

After 12 years of ineffectively dealing with athlete's foot fungus, it migrated to my crotch and so I made a full commitment to getting rid of it. It took two more years after trying many cures including ones on this excellent blog and also prescribed Lamisil taken internally.

The high points of my cure are:

- soak in a whirlpool bath that has a regulated anti-fungal solution (chlorine level monitored and maintained) for at least 10 minutes every day until the fungus is killed. If you have had the fungus for as long as I did, it is deeply embedded in your skin so it takes the chlorine a while to be absorbed adequately. You will feel the areas that are infested as they will itch while you are soaking. When the itching stops, the fungus has been killed. Repeat this treatment until the fungus is completely gone. It took around three months for me as it was deeply embedded. Chlorine has the benefit that it can actually kill the fungus and it's spores. Swimming in chlorinated pool suppressed my fungus, but wasn't concentrated enough to kill it off. Most other treatments cause the spores to go into a defensive mode that is very durable and will re-emerge.

- increase the acidity of the infested areas by applying a citric acid solution. Use a strength level of 1 teaspoon per cup of water. This acid is what is used for food products, can be ingested, is very effective and doesn't burn nearly as much as other options. This will keep spores from re-producing between whirlpool treatments. There are spores everywhere in your home if you've been infested for a while.

- wash your socks and underwear in very hot water for an extended cycle. Normal hot water washing didn't kill the spores of the fungus I had.

- toss shoes that are infested. If you have a really nice pair of shoes you'd like to salvage, you can lightly soak your socks and wear them in the infested shoes for a day. If this doesn't work, toss.

- clean your bathroom floors/shower/tub with a bleach solution to kill spores. This won't get them all as some will remain in bedroom carpets, etc. but this will get rid of most of them.

  Re: Kombucha for MRSA

Sun, 14 Jan 18 16:07:27 -0800
Posted by Seth (Morton, Wa) on 01/14/2018

From what I can tell, the brand of kombucha I've been drinking is fortified with b. coagulans. I can tell the difference between this and other brands. I found out you can just buy b. coagulans capsules.

  Re: Use of Hydrogen Peroxide Douches for BV

Sun, 14 Jan 18 16:06:50 -0800
Posted by Maggie (Toronto, Ontario) on 01/14/2018

Can you please give us a scientific study that demonstrates this? My understanding is that it is a recommended treatment for wound care/sterilization. And in my product pamphlet for the Hydrogen Peroxide, and my dentist's recommendation, is can be used, diluted, as a mouth wash. Where does your understanding of flesh killing come from? Thank you. Maggie

Colloidal Silver Dosage for Mold Toxins?

Sun, 14 Jan 18 16:06:15 -0800
Posted by Carmen (Laguna Woods) on 01/14/2018

How much collidal silver should one safely begin consuming daily for mold mico-toxins. (Teaspoons, tablespoons in water?) Thank you Carmen.

 Re: 30 Years of IBS-D, Now Have New Symptoms

Sun, 14 Jan 18 16:05:24 -0800
Posted by Gert (Bama) on 01/14/2018

Cholestiramine binds with fats in your foods and transports them out with the waste. The label says that it can interfere with medications and absorbtion of fat-soluble vitamins. I would assume that any vitamin/mineral/nutrient that binds with fat would also be absorbed and eliminated. Try to take your supplements at least an hour before or 2 hours after taking cholestiramine. I, too, have ibs d and have a terrible time getting enough potassium & magnesium. Try soaking in epsom salts or applying magnesium oil. Lack of proper minerals can cause the symptoms that you have, but good luck getting a dr to address it. They are clueless.

 Knee Pain Only At Night

Sun, 14 Jan 18 16:02:30 -0800
Posted by Barbara (Aiken, South Carolina) on 01/14/2018


This may sound too simple, but I have grown suspicious that my pillowtop mattress is the culprit. It is several years old and there is a large dip on one side. I started having trouble with my left knee and hip after I bought this mattress. I have had sciatica in the past, so I know the sensations. The longer I stay in bed, the worse it gets. My thought is that I am now out of alignment and it is causing numbness, pain and discomfort. I don't believe in pharmaceuticals. I take homeopathic tinctures that help.

  Re: The Art Solbrig Psoriasis Protocol

Sun, 14 Jan 18 16:02:13 -0800
Posted by Becky (Ca) on 01/13/2018

To Art that is having success with Psoriasis.

I saw your post above. I have also read on Earth Clinic that it can be caused by Candida. Do you believe this to be true. I began having gut issues after repeat antibiotic for ear infections. That was 12 years ago. Now all my skin is changing to dry, thicker, darker. Is this what you experience?


Vitamin C, Vitamin B100 and Other Tips for Sinus Infection

Sun, 14 Jan 18 12:44:47 -0800
Posted by Psja (Mission, Tx) on 01/14/2018
4 out of 5 stars

Sinus infection

Yes, I have a burning nose problem too. I have been taking 3 Vitamin C pills and 3 Vitamin B100 pills daily. I always remember Jack LaLane, and he was surely right about advocating exercise and vitamins. Now I am experimenting with nasal lavage, and I found that cold solutions introduced into the nasal cavity can cause a bad reaction. I put my nose squirter in hot water to warm up the solution, and it seemed like it worked better, and less burning too!

Apple Cider Vinegar Hot Drink for Flu

Sun, 14 Jan 18 12:41:32 -0800
Posted by John McMann (Kentucky) on 01/14/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Here is tried and true, souther flu-kicking remedy. Drinking this when I first start to feel sick, kicks the virus out. If taken during cold or flu recovery, helps ease congestion and prevents cough.

8 oz of hot water, 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 1 jigger whiskey, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 2 shakes of cayenne pepper. Stir and drink slowly. Enjoy.

Knee Pain Only At Night

Sun, 14 Jan 18 11:55:28 -0800
Posted by Mary (Usa) on 01/12/2018

At night my knees are painful, but during the day my knees are perfect. It actually begins as soon as I get into bed. I had sciatica there are no knots in the butt region but it has left my knees very painful. I never take drugs, have used vinegar, castor oil packs, mag oil, the list goes on. I cannot figure what is going on?

I have not tried the DMSO, castor oil, and mag oil all at once and all over the lower portion of the body. I have tried DMSO and Castor oil, mag oil on knees only. It worked for a few hrs only and I was up putting more on.

I too fell, on a large pointed rock 2 yrs ago and landed right on my sciatic nerve.

Currently I am using mag oil+ CS wrapping knees in knee support bandages at night.

During the day, for 1 hour, I am using my old stand by PEMF machine. It has worked 3 nights now.

Hydrogen Peroxide, Colloidal Silver for Sinus Infection

Sun, 14 Jan 18 11:53:18 -0800
Posted by D Taylor (Mississippi) on 01/14/2018
4 out of 5 stars

I have used Hydrogen Peroxide with Colloidal silver. I do a 50/50 mix and spray in the nose/nasal cavities.

  Re: Urine Therapy Side Effects

Sun, 14 Jan 18 11:22:03 -0800
Posted by Dee (London, Uk) on 01/14/2018

Thank you!

Precisely because of heavy metal poisoning concerns I discontinued Amaroli after 2 years of use. Although I have to confirm improvement of skin appearance, sleep quality, mental clarity and not the least... :) it's a powerful aphrodisiac.

 Re: Brain Tumor, Neck and Back Pain From Car Accident

Sun, 14 Jan 18 11:21:42 -0800
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 01/14/2018

S.B. maybe start with Castor oil rubs - gently - and clay poultices.

 Re: Question About Drugstore Hydrogen Peroxide 3% for Inhalation

Sun, 14 Jan 18 11:21:15 -0800
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 01/14/2018

Yes Niko, you can use it for breathing but DILUTE it, start with once a day, and watch how you react.

30 Years of IBS-D, Now Have New Symptoms

Sun, 14 Jan 18 11:20:47 -0800
Posted by Jeff (Atco, Nj) on 01/13/2018


Been a while since I posted but that was about my pup. Anyway, I am a 51yo male. I have had either IBS-D or possibly Celiac for many years, since I was around 20. I have been on a medicine called Cholestyramine (Questran) for helping with diarrhea. It use to help a lot but not so much in the past few years. Still if I was not taking it, I would not be able to work, I have it that bad. Anyway, in the past 2 years I have started having other issues. They are Muscle stiffness and muscle craps, especially after any exertion (i have my own construction buss). And after doing normal stuff I actually tore my calf muscle 2 months ago. I did nothing out of the norm that it should have happened. I felt my muscles in my calves getting stiff and slight aching pain and then pop in my left calf. Also have chronic canker sores, a little patch of eczema behind my left ear, bad short term memory loss. Cold feet. Probably a little more than occasional headaches. Very tired with normal sleep. Sometimes aching pains. Thats about what I can think of. I am overweight at 280 at 5' 10". 2 years ago I got off all gluten. I have tried just about everything you can think of to help my main condition from peppermint, to acidophilus to whatever else is out there. But my main concern right now is the newer symptoms in the last couple years. I had a blood test that showed the only thing that was low was my Vit D at 17. I have been taking a good Vit D3 supplement for the past 2 months but no improvement in symptoms. So I am wondering if anyone else out there has had symptoms like this. I have a strong suspicion that it is because of the Questran I am taking. I take it 3 times a day and have been taking it for 30 years. It has a binding agent to help bind bile salts and I know I have read some stuff on the net that although rare, it can deplete vitamins or minerals in the body. But as of yet I am unable to figure out what. I have taken Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium supplements along with a B complex and multi. Still no improvements. Just hoping someone else might have some suggestions.

  Re: The Art Solbrig Psoriasis Protocol

Sun, 14 Jan 18 11:17:23 -0800
Posted by Jo (Ohio) on 01/13/2018

Thanks for your prompt response, Art!

I have been following the protocol for three days now (this is the fourth day). Have noticed a bit of a difference, but nothing specific enough to report. I do realize that it's too soon to objectively differentiate between my hope and actual physical change. Am trying to be SO very patient, but am excited about the possibility of finally having an effective method for elimination of these miserable eruptions.

Thank you for sharing such detailed information (plus all the research papers you must have had to read through! ) and for generously sharing your self-experimentation and your successful results!