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  Re: Removing Fluoride from Water

Fri, 26 Jun 20 06:06:24 -0700
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, Usa) on 06/25/2020

I read, years ago, that people in a heavily fluoride contaminated location used fired, unglazed terracotta - i.e., old bricks - to get the fluoride out of their drinking water. I wish I could remember the name of that book. It was extremely interesting but I was an herbalist at the time and had ordered the book through the library system. It was quite old and not strictly an herbal reference so I didn't bother to even note the title, let alone track it down to purchase for myself. I think it was written by a missionary...

Anyway, we have "good" water but, nevertheless, I've been collecting and gathering bits and pieces of old unglazed terracotta and was particularly excited by the appearance of an antique brick that came to the surface in my lawn. ROFL!

  Re: Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

Thu, 25 Jun 20 19:34:38 -0700
Posted by John (New Brunswick) on 06/25/2020

Again you can get side effects with aspirin. Dr Zalenko in Nyc had no issues with it in very ill patients. He said that he sends more people to the hospital using Motrin and having bleeding ulcers from it than Hydroxychloroquine. Its been used for 60 yrs to treat Malaria and Lupus and too many people are listening to CNN and NBC . All of these side effects came to light when Big Pharma knew it was working to treat Covid and saw no money. The WHO and Big pharma are ultimately to blame as well. How about taking Vit C and Zinc and Vit D and you cut your chances dramatically from getting ill with this. The media has poisoned peoples brains over the past 12 weeks. I know they used Chloroquine in 2005 but it still has the same effect on the Covid strains. This will come to light when these studies get released OR it gets covered up again.

  Re: ORH Gardening Update

Thu, 25 Jun 20 19:33:23 -0700
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 06/25/2020

I am contemplating corn. I started a dozen in a box that are sprouting and it's my first time in years trying any new things outside. Put in comfrey (lifesaver)and had a few peonies, pinks, and bulbs but weeds and grass took over while I was feeling poorly. Neighbor (keeper of the seed bank) gave us plants, a tomato, 3- tomatios, and some marigold sprouts . Put in a couple rows in the dirt of pea seeds and then the rabbits came a snacking . Spouse put up a fence 8 x 16, only a brave deer will jump into that, with a gate and I continued to dig outside the fenced area, had to move two compost bins surrounded by tall grass and that took a week, so I could plant potatoes and later put in corn. Still thinking, and the potatoes are sprouting and corn starts in the box need put in the ground . I also need to put more corn seeds in with them. Saw what you wrote and found this little article . I know it's late to be seeding, my seeds are four years old, so not much to lose. Didn't think they would sprout . Heirloom seeds from neighbor, years ago. Summer started this week. Now for Gods smile and it should all work out : 0 and some faith. Outfront we are tackling blackberry mountain while we still have a burn window . Blessings, charity

MMS for Burning Mouth Syndrome

Thu, 25 Jun 20 19:32:07 -0700
Posted by Cathy (Dallas, Texas) on 06/25/2020
4 out of 5 stars

1 drop of activated mms in 2 ounces of very warm water gargled twice a day helps with burning, swelling and mouth pain. Not a cure but really helps with the symptoms.

  L-Lysine for COVID-19

Thu, 25 Jun 20 19:31:42 -0700
Posted by Volker (Ge) on 06/25/2020

The Youtube user "Bo K." published 2 videos on YT claiming how Lysine helped him keeping symptoms down:

DO'S & DON'TS of a SARS CoV2 survivor part1

DO'S AND DON'TS of a symptomatic corona virus survivor, part 2

  Re: Melatonin for Sleep Issues

Thu, 25 Jun 20 13:06:40 -0700
Posted by Deirdre (Ct) on 06/25/2020

Hi Gertjr!

I suggest you take Art's lead on the melatonin dosage. I am going to try his 123 method tonight with 10 mg each hour. I decided to skip melatonin and magnesium last night to see how I would do. Was wide awake at 3:00am and couldn't fall back asleep, so I ended up taking 10 mg of melatonin and mag l threonate at 3:30. It did eventually kick in.

Note: I also regularly use my Waff max to help put me in the sleep and peaceful zone. Not sure you saw my video on it a year ago. It's almost impossible to explain how well it works until you lie on one and, unfortunately, there is no way to demo it unless you happen to work at Loreal in France where they have a giant room with Waffs for their employees to recuperate on! At any rate, the Waff at least once a day plus the 2 supplements have totally turned night-time around for me in the past month. Good luck!

ORH Gardening Update

Thu, 25 Jun 20 12:49:53 -0700
Posted by Orh (Ten Mile, Tn) on 06/25/2020

ORH here, and my short cuts causing me grief. Finished the electric fence around our corn and melons, but cost cutting did not work. I have 6.5kv at the charger but only 1.5kv at each line and you need 3.7kv to cause pain. Called the factory folks and they said I had a connection problem and they are right. Got parts to correct that, because we have melons head size and do not want to share with critters. Corn is tasseling and silking, but you need 6 rows for the natural pollination to work. When you have only 3 rows, then you have to shake each stalk and the male will meet the female and you will have filled out ears of corn. Folks that think there is not an intelligent fellow somewheres controlling things, have never raised a garden. Our 3 pear tree limbs are breaking due to too much fruit. Tractor Driver says we have 6 cases left from last year. Think we will survive, least things get more violent. City slickers buying up land in our area. Problem is they brought their politics with them. None go to church and work on Sunday. Main man is upset. Not our way. ====ORH====

  Re: Melatonin Use Update in 100 Coronavirus Patients

Thu, 25 Jun 20 12:48:28 -0700
Posted by Art (California) on 06/25/2020

Below is a link to a nurse who had Covid-19 and Dr. Neel is her doctor. She gives an idea of what Dr. Neel is like as her doctor :


  Re: Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium for Sleep Issues

Thu, 25 Jun 20 12:48:16 -0700
Posted by Art (California) on 06/25/2020

Hi Linda L,

Magnesium citrate is also good to help with sleep, but for those who are sensitive to magnesium, the citrate form can increase your chances for diarrhea. The form Deirdre uses, magnesium L threonate is one form that I have never seen a problem with diarrhea. I use magnesium taurate, magnesium l threonate, magnesium glycinate and topical mag oil (MO) and none are a problem for me. Mag oil can be applied a half hour before bedtime to the back of the neck, upper shoulders and chest areas to help relax those muscle groups in preparation for sleep.

A senior man usually does not need calcium other than from diet, but there are always exceptions. On the other hand, calcium helps tryptophan to generate melatonin. I believe this is the idea of why a warm glass of milk is considered a mild sleep aid because it contains calcium and tryptophan while the heat of warm milk is relaxing.

Thank you for the feedback!


  Re: Ginger, Cayenne, Apple Cider Vinegar Drink for Lungs, COPD, Bronchitis

Thu, 25 Jun 20 12:47:41 -0700
Posted by Miss M (New York ) on 06/25/2020

I forgot to add, if your blender is not strong enough to pulverize the ginger as it is very fibrous, you can strain in with a coffee filter before taking it. I have a Vitamix and blend on the highest so the ginger is not really noticeable.

This really helps, I was coughing for four months straight and got immediate relief which antibiotics two rounds of doxy, a z pack could not do.

Ginger powder should not be used, only fresh ginger! If you read any Chinese herbal remedies for lungs fresh ginger is always included.

  Re: Shoe Method for Sciatica Works!

Thu, 25 Jun 20 12:47:19 -0700
Posted by Susie W. (Divide, CO) on 06/25/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I can't express my gratitude enough for this method of healing ... it has taken two days of sitting on a tennis shoe 😂... but I am feeling so much better and I'm so grateful for those of you who have taken the time to help others ... thank you so much! I'm most grateful!

  Re: Melatonin for Sleep Issues

Thu, 25 Jun 20 12:46:22 -0700
Posted by Art (California) on 06/25/2020


It could be difficult coming off something like Tramadol that is fairly strong and can be on the habit forming side, especially since it was helping you with sleep. Your body has adjusted to it so you could try tapering off of it gradually instead of just stopping it all at once to help with the transition off of it.

Deirdre has the best method of taking melatonin with magnesium. The magnesium tends to help the muscles and tension relax, while the melatonin helps with sleep. Magnesium glycinate is going to be about as good as any form of magnesium for this purpose taken about 1 1/2 hours before bed.

The lowest dose of melatonin that has shown effectiveness for sleep is one third of a milligram, but you are already taking 3 mg. The next dose is 5 milligrams and then 10 mg. Myself, I have used a method I call "melatonin 123" to help me get to sleep. I determine what time I want to go to bed, so lets say I want to go to bed at 11:00pm, I take one melatonin at 9:00 pm, one melatonin at 10:00pm and one melatonin at 11:00 pm and usually by 10:45 I am yawning and ready to go to bed. In your case, you might use 1 mg x three melatonin in order to maintain your current dose of 3 mg. The time released melatonin can have a similar effect as "melatonin 123", but my preference is the melatonin 123. The idea is to release melatonin at a more natural rate into your system. When I take my dose all at once, I do not get as good of a sleep effect as melatonin 123.

There are additional things you can do to help improve sleep. The first thing is exposing yourself to a good dose of morning sunlight, to try and get your circadian rhythm in sync. Avoid using the tv or computer monitor at least 1 1/2 hours before bed because these can trick your mind and body into thinking it is still daylight. Make your bedroom dark enough where you can not see your hand in front of your face in the dark. Failing that, using the soft fabric night glasses like these can make it plenty dark:

If there is ambient noise such as traffic, noise deadening ear plugs may be useful.

Medical marijuana can also be useful, but may be on the habit forming side too.

Antihistamines can help initially, but they are not good for you on a regular basis or long term as they have been shown to possibly contribute to dementia with long term use and they can affect blood pressure in some people.

Lastly, getting on a regular sleep schedule or routine sets your body up for certain expectations of when to fall asleep and when to wake up in order to help sync the circadian rhythm.

You may have to make this extra effort to help with the transition off of Tramadol in order to get back into a good sleep rhythm.

Good luck and keep us posted on how you do!


Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium for Sleep Issues

Thu, 25 Jun 20 09:15:55 -0700
Posted by Linda L. (Al) on 06/25/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, Art.

We've been using now brand powder calcium, its very inexpensive, natural calm magnesium and now brand powder potassium all powder supplements for sleep. It really has helped us to get a good night's sleep. I mix them all up 30 mins before bedtime in a little juice. Also limit caffeine after noon, even chocolate. I sometimes need 3 mg melatonin. My husband was on sleep meds 6 years ago. He no longer needs them. It takes time and persistence to get off the drugs but it's worth the effort.

Hope this helps.

  Re: Melatonin for Sleep Issues

Thu, 25 Jun 20 08:08:33 -0700
Posted by Gertjr (Madison) on 06/25/2020

Hello Art and Deirdre,

I've been taking a lot of things (ashwaghanda, valerian, etc) for sleep. I had read that melatonin for sleep was best if taken in low doses, but here you say large doses helped you. So, if I want to take only melatonin for my insomnia, how much would you take to start?

I've been taking 3 mg along with my other herbs and sleeping fitfully. I had surgery and the tramadol plus my other stuff has made me sleep wonderfully but, taking the tramadol at night only for pain (and I don't have pain anymore) I only have 4 left.

So I'm now stressing about not getting good sleep anymore. I need to be awake for work, but have a long weekend coming up and could start a high dose to see how it affects me. Any suggestions? I really don't like taking a whole concoction of stuff, it tastes terrible and doesn't really work all that well anyway.

 Apple Cider Vinegar for GW

Thu, 25 Jun 20 08:07:07 -0700
Posted by Denise (Uganda, Kampala) on 06/25/2020

Hi. 2 months after I used the vinegar. The warts went off. Then I saw another bump so I pressed some vinegar to it. It refused to go. Just turns white and stays. And o ther few are developing around it. And my vag is dryish and itchyy.. How is your healing process any new warts?

  Re: Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

Thu, 25 Jun 20 08:06:11 -0700
Posted by Art (California) on 06/24/2020


Are you sure this is the study you meant to link to?

This study that you linked to is for SARS CoV, not SARS CoV-2. This study was published in 2005 and SARS CoV-2 was not known about then. Notice that they used Chloroquine in this study and not Hydroxychloroquine which is said to have less side effects than Chloroquine. Still, Hydroxychloroquine has potential for some very significant side effects as outlined here:


Melatonin Use Update in 100 Coronavirus Patients

Thu, 25 Jun 20 08:05:49 -0700
Posted by Art (California) on 06/24/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Here is the latest update (6/23/2020) from Dr. Neel. It appears that he now has about 100 patients based on what he says in his update and he gives a brief idea of how things are going for his Covid-19 patients and his results are holding up very well as his patient base continues to expand (Texas appears to be having a significant increase in Covid-19 cases) and no deaths to report among his Covid-19 patients!

To me that is awesome news compared to all other major drugs being trialed and tested, as even the best of these are showing patients still dying, but at a lesser rate. Importantly, he once again reiterates the importance of vitamin D based on the Italian vitamin D statistical analysis as it relates to Covid-19 patients. In this latest update you can see that Dr. Neel is becoming even more focused in treating his covid-19 patients quickly and has had no major complications or deaths!

Dr. Neel also mentions the study trial in Manila that will treat 350 Covid-19 patients who also have pneumonia. It seems pretty bold to focus on Covid-19 patients with pneumonia, as this group has a significantly higher death rate!

Here is a link to his latest update:


 Re: Acupressure on Neck Caused Facial and Shoulder Numbness

Wed, 24 Jun 20 19:54:15 -0700
Posted by Anon Not Canada (Not Canada) on 06/24/2020

Thank you, Charity :)

Cheapest Way to Deal With a Small Bed Bug Infestation

Wed, 24 Jun 20 19:53:44 -0700
Posted by Jody (Australia) on 06/24/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I've had the unfortunate experience of having bedbugs when I lived in a large apartment building.

First, REMOVE CLUTTER. What I did was put a large amount of my belongings in storage. Yes, I kept these items in storage for longer than the 18 months required to ensure that all bugs are killed (so I didn't have to discard them all).

After removing clutter, this is what worked for me. I read a lot about bedbugs. They can be anywhere in your home, but they are MOST likely to be near the headboard of your bad. If it's a small/minimal infestation, you may be able to clear it simply by vacuuming deeply and regularly around the bed, particularly all the nooks and crannies near the top/headboard of your bed. Do this regularly, ideally daily, and make this the area of focus.

It's important to empty your vacuum cleaner after every use. If your vacuum uses bags and you can't afford to replace them every time you vacuum, you can throw them in the freezer to isolate any bugs so they can't crawl back out and reinfest your home. This is important.

So, vacuum vacuum vacuum and empty the vacuum afterwards or take out and isolate the vacuum bag.

Ginger, Cayenne, Apple Cider Vinegar Drink for Lungs, COPD, Bronchitis

Wed, 24 Jun 20 19:51:31 -0700
Posted by Miss M (New York) on 06/24/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Had Covid then became lucky recipient of chronic bronchitis. I have an inhaler and hate it, so I tried this and wow it really helps fast.


Large knob of fresh ginger, cayenne pepper, apple cider vinegar and water.


Shake a big shake of the cayenne pepper in blender jar, add ginger, two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 16 ounces or two cups of water. Blend and drink swiftly.

It's a fireball going down and the ginger is a bit gritty but works like a charm. I was amazed at the relief I got and steroid free!

If you need a sweetener, add honey! Good for throat.