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  Re: Dietary Changes Not Helping IBS-D

Tue, 18 Apr 17 09:33:52 -0700
Posted by Popsicles (Consett, England) on 04/18/2017

Hi Elizabeth, I used to have the same problem. As soon as I stopped eating wheat these problems disappeared and I now make my own bread with spelt flour which is a very old type of wheat and also spelt pasta.

  Hydrogen Peroxide for Tooth Abscess - Update

Tue, 18 Apr 17 09:32:42 -0700
Posted by Mosin9130 (Toledo, Ohio) on 04/17/2017

Update: 7 months later and the abscess has not returned! HP is WONDERFUL! Also a cavity of mine was giving me almost unbearable pain today, swooshed some 3% HP on the cavity and the pain is gone. So glad I found this website :)

Dietary Changes Not Helping IBS-D

Mon, 17 Apr 17 18:38:42 -0700
Posted by Elizabeth (Ny) on 04/17/2017
3 out of 5 stars

I was diagnosed with IBS back in the late 90's. As the years passed I found more and more discomfort with belly bloating and pain and on occasion constipation. About one month ago I started to experience the symptoms of IBSD and I am here to tell you, I was practically living in my bathroom for three days. I then changed over my diet to no dairy, less fiber because I noticed when I ate things like spinach, broccoli, cabbage, etc. I would be running to the bathroom shortly after.

I began to drink coconut water, having coconut/almond milk in my coffee, supposedly non dairy, cut out ice cream and even had to cut out frozen yogurt and tried the lactaid products and still I am having issues. It is not as bad as it was last week, but it seems no matter what I eat, I am running a short while after or by the wee morning hours up and about with pain, discomfort, nausea. I have no clue what I should do anymore. I have plain Italian toast with jam, plain scrambled eggs, coconut water, etc. etc. and still, I wake up during the night in pain. I had tried the essence of peppermint like I used to take and still no relief.

I don't know what to do anymore..I am so tired and trying to make sure I stay hydrated at the same time. It has been one week today when this all got worse. Please help me!

Coconut Oil for Dry Sinus Infection

Mon, 17 Apr 17 18:36:58 -0700
Posted by Eric (San Juan Capistrano, Ca) on 04/17/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Coconut oil worked for me! I have a terrible dry sinus infection. I tried everything but it only got more dry and painful. Out of desperation I got a baby dropper syringe and squirted a decent amount of coconut oil up my nose, as it dripped down into my maxillary sinus I could feel the relief and the dry pain went away. Not sure how long the relief will last but for now I'm pain free and not dry. It's amazing... I suffered for 6 weeks with dry bleeding sinuses and right now they are nice and comfortable. I will also be adding coconut oil to my sinus squeeze bottle rinse like others suggested, I agree the saline solution leaves the sinuses dry after a rinse.

Thanks everyone for the conversation and tips. Hope we all feel better soon!

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide for Scalp Infection

Mon, 17 Apr 17 18:32:57 -0700
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 04/17/2017

Dear Kevin,

I would be careful about using hydrogen peroxide in your hair. It can bleach it.

For the build up you might try baking soda paste. Just mix baking soda and water and apply to the scalp and rinse out after 10 minutes. Repeat once or twice a week but not more often and the scalp really wants to remain more alkaline.

Some use apple cider vinegar to rinse the hair daily.

I dilute Apple Cider Vinegar with water - half of each. Then pour over head. If I really want it touching the scalp, I put the mixture in a bottle with a little spout and can squirt it right onto my scalp. (Worked great when my head was itchy one time.)

As a teen with greasy hair I did vinegar after washing my hair every day for a good while. I used distilled white vinegar for that back then.

~Mama to Many~

Garlic for Tooth Abscess

Mon, 17 Apr 17 18:32:16 -0700
Posted by M.r. (Arizona) on 04/17/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Garlic is a miracle cure! I've had an abscess above my tooth for a few weeks. I did not want to go to the dentist and get the lecture for something I already know is my fault. I was searching online and came across different sites that had garlic on their list of natural cures. This was the only site where I saw reviews. After reading the reviews and heading the warnings (possible chemical burns), I decided to give it a try. Yes it burned like h***, and I walked around with stinky garlic breath but it worked like a charm. After applying off and on periodically yesterday for as long as I could take the pain, it was half the size it was in the morning and I could see the abscess was draining. By this morning I had one little spot which was gone by the afternoon (rinsed with salt water instead of garlic since I had to go to work). This evening very little pain with the garlic but want to make sure it is healed. I can't believe it but it definitely worked for me.

  Re: Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR)

Mon, 17 Apr 17 17:16:18 -0700
Posted by John Keefe (Red Bank Nj) on 04/17/2017

All of the things you mentioned must have reached its tipping point. With me the voice is the most distressing. Now that it's been some time since your post and I have taken far too long to get to this diagnosis. What do you say to someone at the front end of this journey?

  Re: Watermelon for Constipation

Mon, 17 Apr 17 17:10:42 -0700
Posted by Anita (Il) on 04/17/2017

What would be the best time eat watermelon to help constipation if it works in an hour? First thing in the morning?

  Re: Echinacea and Goldenseal for Tooth Abscess

Mon, 17 Apr 17 17:01:38 -0700
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 04/17/2017

I am so happy you found help in the herbs. I hope anyone reading your post will not consume 48 -8 ounce cups of water in 24 hours. Use ice if you need to chill the area. Some peoples kidneys are not capable of handling that much I post this as a CAUTION.

Some other helps for dental pain are as follows:(try one)

Alpha lipoic Acid capsule, take with water. Or topical applications of one of these: Activated charcoal, turmeric, walnut hull, walnut tincture, baking soda, garlic, peppermint oil, salt, iodine, clove oil (very tiny amount)or spice, coconut oil, fish oil, olive oil, oregano oil or spice, wet tea bag and I'm sure there are more that give relief.

Keep your teeth by feeding healthy microbes that keep bacteria in check. Also keep minerals, water balanced, and the fat soluble vitamins through gallbladder health . Been learning the hard way.

  Re: Food Allergy Elimination Helped Grover's Disease

Mon, 17 Apr 17 16:59:47 -0700
Posted by Amy (Mpls, Mn) on 04/17/2017

Please let me know where you obtained the allergy at-home testing kit. I would love to achieve the same results you are experiencing.

  Re: Locating Pure Turpentine in New Zealand

Mon, 17 Apr 17 16:58:14 -0700
Posted by John4 (Queensland, Australia) on 04/15/2017

In response to your comment on 11/21/16 Michael of New Zealand re the article by Scott Gavura. He states at the out set that he often receives hate mail accusing him of being a Big Pharma Schill. In his article he infers that statin drugs are quite acceptable. We have to be careful of people like him as there are many people who would look to him to be an authority on their health. He doesn't mention the thousands of people who die consuming prescription medications. They were following the advice of medically trained doctors. He, and your regular MD would probably pooh pooh Selenium for cancer, or borax for gout, or MMS for malaria etc etc because despite the numbers of people who have benefitted from these therapies, according to those who will not believe unless there is "scientific proof" they cannot possibly work. And then they write there articles with their hidden agendas and some readers accept it just like that. Anecdotal evidence carries no weight what so ever for them. So please be careful Michael - this is the information age and we owe it to ourselves, and just as importantly to others who may hear our words, to research and to question. Doctors invest so much time and money in their medical education, and it is perfectly understandable that they would come from a place of denial, and seek to condemn without investigation or personal experience that which contradicts and / or threatens what they have learned. I'm one of those who've come to the conclusion that MDs can be extremely useful in diagnosing conditions, and in the setting of bones but when it comes to prescribed medications, research, research and research. The ideal goal is to treat the cause, not the symptoms, and medically trained people are very often not in a position to assist you in this. There's so much out there, and it's places like this that can help you find answers

Good on you Timh. Your suggestion to not trust only one source is an excellent one. I've found it helpful to Google testimonials in regard to the condition in which I'm interested. That's how I've come across Selenium and Borax (Boron) and a number of other gems. It's hearing / reading others experiences ("Ordinary people")which can lead us to the appropriate path.

All the best to each of you. Regards, John.

  Re: Side Effects From Turpentine Bath

Mon, 17 Apr 17 10:42:53 -0700
Posted by Turpentine User (Indiana) on 04/16/2017

You are going through detox symptoms as the critters that are causing the problem are putting up a fight. There are spaces between joints that they accumulate in these areas. Anything that lives has to poo . The amount of infection and food to continue feeding them overwhelms the cleanup crewing idea the protocols on diet that can be causing the problem in the first place.

Spleen Removed Decades Ago, Now Graves Disease With Major Health Issues

Mon, 17 Apr 17 10:41:31 -0700
Posted by Ray (Australia ) on 04/16/2017

Graves' disease with spleen removed 36 years ago

Hi, I have a major health problem and any advice would be of benefit, when I was 11 y/o I had 3 ribs broken and my spleen was removed now 48 I was diagnosed with Graves' disease had surgery on my left eye to remove swollen tissue but now the last couple of weeks have been waking up with my lower neck really hot, I am on thyroxine 200 mcg 5 days 100 mcg 2 days a week, a lot of stress at the moment in my life and 250 mg amoxicillin daily for 17 years any advice would be good my white cell count is really high I have read up a lot and hear from others no to radiation treatment

please help thanks

Echinacea and Goldenseal for Tooth Abscess

Mon, 17 Apr 17 10:39:17 -0700
Posted by Benjamin "tv Tech" Harris (Jonesboro Ga.) on 04/16/2017
5 out of 5 stars

My GO-TO For Any Toothache / Infection pain gone within hours

I was suffering really bad from a double toothache both back teeth, one up top, one on bottom, on same side, now when I say pain I mean excruciating like someone was drilling into my teeth with a super sharp drill or ice pick kind of pain. The first thing I tried was clove oil, on a scale of 1-10 it helped maybe a 4-5. Then I tried tea tree oil with maybe a 2-4 result. This was the first night needless to say I got very little sleep.

Then day 2 was worse until I noticed that keeping cool/cold water on the area stopped the pain as long as I left it on there and water was cool/cold. This was good until it was time to go to sleep which I was unable to sleep because of the severe pain that returned in seconds after the water warmed up or was swallowed. Well I ended up doing an all nighter sipping on cool/cold water back and forth to the fridge every hour or so to get another bottle water. went through a 24 pack of 16oz waters in 1 day then I was about to go to dentist to extract them and luckily they were fully booked with no openings for a few days which made me call my local herb shop to talk to Gene and he suggested echinacea and goldenseal. Which they had in my favorite form (loose herb), which I made into a tea. and within a few hours

BINGO!!! the pain went down by 2 thirds and by end of day all my pain was gone except for a little soreness in the area which finally cleared up in the following days. and needless to say I never got the teeth extracted I continue taking echinacea tea but goldenseal can only be taken for 7-10 days at a time because it is so powerful (please seek professional advise on dosage).

But I mix in a little goldenseal into my echinacea tea from time to time as a maintenance dose along with a good amount of red clover. All in all I have found my go to for any toothache/infection and I can keep my teeth for the chewing that I need them for.

L-Glutamine for Skin Conditions

Mon, 17 Apr 17 10:36:53 -0700
Posted by Thecureman (Philippines) on 04/17/2017
5 out of 5 stars

The cure for all types of skin problems

I have seborrheic dermatitis since I was 12 y/o now I am 25 y/o I have tried eveyrthing you name it I have done it from steroids, changing diet and reading and trying the stuffs from what other people did either natural or not still failed but, I found out that the root cause of all skin problems is all connected in your gut so, I look for a supplement that could literally heal my gut and this supplement came out L-Glutamine supplement powder or pill form its works best now, I am taking capsule 500 mg which I think it helps alot I can eat foods that I do not eat anymore those foods that gives you crazy breakouts. I can manage it no itching sensation no feeling of scratching . I tell honestly before I do not have any food sensivity I can eat every food I want then when this skin problem develope my life become doomed . I dont want to continue my lonely story having this disease for 12 years. Just give it a try people and you will see the positives it will bring in your lonely life. I am on 5th day of taking it so far I am getting and feeling good each day .

Garlic for Shingles

Mon, 17 Apr 17 10:34:43 -0700
Posted by Gloria (Florida) on 04/17/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Garlic was the only cure for my shingle's problem. I got sick in 2013. When I got the pain in the right side of my face, I thought it was a tooth problem. I took pain killers and went to the dentist on Friday. The dentist fixed a cavity, but the pain kept getting worse. It was a holiday weekend and the dentist couldn't see me. I couldn't eat, the pain was terrible. I went to see the doctor and he thought it was a trigeminal neuralgia and prescribed me an anti-inflammatory steroid with antibiotic. It was worse and I went to see the dentist again. My face was very swallowed and the dentist didn't find anything wrong, then he sent me again to the doctor. My daughter had to take me there, I was in very bad condition. At this time I already had some blisters in my face. The doctor prescribed me the acyclovir. By the time we left the doctor's office, the pain was impossible to manage. I was taking Tylenol 800. My daughter took me to the ER and they had to put me IV Acyclovir and Antibiotic . They gave me morphine and it didn't work.

Because the case was very severe, it almost took my eye and ear. The nerves were severely damaged and after that I got the shingles all the time. I never recover completely and I had to be in acyclovir most of the time. I tried every remedy possible but it didn't help. In Oct 2016 I stated taking (about) 8,000 milligrams. of fresh garlic a day. As few as 2 weeks I stopped the Acyclovir. I changed my diet. After a severe shingle's episode the nerve system gets deteriorated. You have to restore it. NO sugar. No alcohol. No spices. At least 8 glasses of water. I tried fruits and vegetables one at a time.

Remember the garlic lowers the blood pressure; start it in small amounts and see how your system reacts. The blueberries were great but effects me in the eyes. The sugar in pineapple helps to lower the levels of sugar in the blood. It's good for me. Out meal, olive oil and bananas work fine, but you can gain weight. In the morning I have a banana, I eat at least 2 eggs a day and one or two cucumbers (peeled) with lunch. I control the rice, bread and potatoes so I don't gain weight. I take two tablespoons of oatmeal with 1 tablespoon of olive oil in half glass or regular milk a day before bedtime. It helps me sleep. I eat sea food once a week.

At this time I am trying to substitute the fresh garlic for the odorless tablets. Sometimes is uncomfortable, but hey! I feel great and I Thank God for this new life that I have.


  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide for Scalp Infection

Mon, 17 Apr 17 10:30:31 -0700
Posted by Kevin (France ) on 04/17/2017


I got what I think a scalp infection. I've tried borax solution and it's worked but I have a lot of buildup on my scalp now. My scalp is still oily but much less than he used to be. I'm gonna try the Apple Cider Vinegar with peroxide now. But before I have a few question.

Do I have to spray the solution on wet scalp/hair?

How much the recipe is in order to cover all the scalp? (Ratio 1 Apple Cider Vinegar / 1 h202 / 10 water)

Could I do this every day before shampoo until my scalp is clear?

Thanks for your advices, Kevin

  Re: Blackstrap Molasses for RLS

Mon, 17 Apr 17 10:27:31 -0700
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 04/17/2017


Some with diabetes can use Blackstrap, others cannot. Perhaps you could try a small amount (1/2 teaspoon) and see how it affects your sugar.

You might be better off using a magnesium supplement and increase your foods containing potassium (like spinach.)

Magnesium oil can be sprayed onto the legs at bedtime. It absorbs right into the muscles.

~Mama to Many~

 Re: Remedies for Receding Gums are Not Working

Mon, 17 Apr 17 10:27:11 -0700
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 04/17/2017

Dear Izzie,

I would stop using sensitive teeth toothpaste. I think it is hard on the teeth in the long term.

We have found that black walnut powder works well for sensitive teeth.

Mix equal parts of black walnut powder and baking soda and use as a tooth powder. This will also help keep the mouth alkaline (especially overnight) which will help to keep it healthier. If the baking soda is too much for you, you can used charcoal powder with the black walnut powder. That will make a messy tooth powder though.

Hydrogen peroxide can safely whiten teeth over time and may also help with the gum recession. I keep a bottle or 3% in my shower and put some water in my mouth and then add some hydrogen peroxide (try to get about half water, half 3% peroxide) and keep it in my mouth for a few minutes each day. This has definitely improved my gum health.

~Mama to Many~

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda

Mon, 17 Apr 17 09:20:14 -0700
Posted by Zee (Coventry) on 04/16/2017

Hi, I have read you people are loosing weight with this Apple Cider Vinegar and baking soda. What amount do you guys used. My vinegar is organic but barcarbonate soda is non organic. Will it work?

EC: Yes. No one is using organic sodium bicarb. No such thing exists.