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Diatomaceous Earth for Dental Health

Sun, 14 Feb 21 17:12:58 -0800
Posted by Cindy VR (San Diego) on 02/14/2021
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I have recently begun using diatomaceous earth to brush my teeth and they have never felt cleaner.

DE has a negative charge and all the bad stuff (plaque, tartar, and bad bacteria) has a positive charge. The bad stuff is attracted to the DE and gets whisked right off the teeth and tongue.

Also my teeth are as white or maybe more than the commercial teeth bleach gets them. Same principle--the DE just pulls the stains right off. I have also filled a bleaching tray or tooth guard with mud made with DE and water and worn it while I showered. It pulls the bacteria from under the gum line and leaves your gums so healthy without the abrasive brushing.

 Re: Schizophrenia Medications Have Not Helped My Son

Sun, 14 Feb 21 13:21:35 -0800
Posted by Robert (Janesvilee, Ca) on 02/14/2021

Best thing to do is Home School, and I'm sure you can also find groups and other home schoolers in your area, they are all good people, and mostly Christians.

As far a meds for your son, you might try natural vitamins and herbs to help him, however my wife has been taking Nortriptyline from the TEVA brand for 25 years 25MG and it works good for her. However I would really look into a natural alternitive, Vit D-3 and B-complex vitamins. Good food and such!

 Re: How to Get Rid of a COVID Rash?

Sun, 14 Feb 21 13:20:59 -0800
Posted by Robert (Janesville, Ca) on 02/14/2021

Yes, you might try some witchh azel with a cotton ball, and put it on and let dry, it works for me when I had a rash on my legs, I did it for around a week and it kept getting better by the day, and took away the itching also.

  Re: Ted's Suggestions for A Fib with POTS (Dysautonomia)

Sun, 14 Feb 21 13:20:37 -0800
Posted by msmaia (usa east coast) on 02/14/2021

Thanks for mentioning Ted's post. It is very interesting, but I am curious. Is sodium nitrate safe? Is Ted saying to ingest it? I know nothing about chemistry but online it says it's poisonous. Has anyone Ted's remedy? if so, where to buy it?

Aloe and DMSO for Skin Tags

Sun, 14 Feb 21 13:18:50 -0800
Posted by Donna (Michigan) on 02/14/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Every morning after my shower, I put aloe vera and 2 drops of DMSO liquid on the bottom of each foot. One day I decided to also put some of what was on my hands on my skin tag that was on my bra line. In 2 weeks, I found a hole in the skin tag and pulled it off. No scar, no regrowth. And seeing it is constantly being rubbed by my bra especially when I exercise daily....I am so happy I decided to try it.

  Re: MSM and Cardiovascular Health

Sun, 14 Feb 21 13:17:41 -0800
Posted by Tessa (Okanagan) on 02/14/2021

Hi Mary (MA) -

I apologize in advance for the long post!

I always start on a low dose and then increase it very gradually to avoid any stomach issues. This may be why I didn't have any side effects.

For the MSM, I started at 1/8 teaspoon of the crystals (sometimes called powder depending on the brand) which, according to the container, is 625 mg. I took this twice a day (with or without food) – once in the morning, then again in the early afternoon.

I put the crystals on my tongue and immediately drink water to flush it down. You can barely taste it this way. Also, it's very important to stay hydrated when taking MSM.

Over weeks, I gradually increased the dose (1/4 teaspoon, then 3/4 teaspoon, etc.) until I was taking 1 teaspoon (5 grams) twice a day.

For some reason I stopped at the beginning of Covid-19 when I started taking quite a few other supplements. But I'm back taking it – returning to a low dose, gradually increasing it until I'm taking 1 teaspoon twice daily.

Vitamin C enhances MSM.

I take ascorbic acid in crystal form (sometimes called powder) throughout the day (about 1/8 teaspoon which is 600 mg depending on your brand). I put it directly on my tongue and wash it down. If you do this every hour or so, you get a regular low-dose intake of Vitamin C. I had no reactions doing this (and it prompts me to drink water every hour!).

I always use the crystal or powder form of Vitamin C and MSM so I don't have the unwanted additives they use in capsules/tablets.

I like Andrew Saul's information on Vitamin C and other vitamins (like Niacin). He's a down-to-earth type of guy.

Best wishes!


Raisins for Low Blood Pressure

Sun, 14 Feb 21 13:14:57 -0800
Posted by Kerri (FL) on 02/14/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I'm so thankful for the info about raisins for low blood pressure. I have used raisins to bring my BP up several times now. Low BP makes me feel horrible and half alive! Just eating the raisins (no soaking in water) has helped very quickly for me.

  Re: Homeopathy for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Sun, 14 Feb 21 13:14:08 -0800
Posted by Amy (CA) on 02/14/2021

Homeopathy doesn't use tinctures or remedies full strength unless they cause no bad symptoms.

Chamomile is one remedy that can be used as a tincture as well as diluted. Most remedies are diluted to the point where none of the original substance is in the dilution anymore. Something as powerful as "coral-snake" would be taken in an extremely diluted formulation.

Homeopathy works on the principle that an infinitesimal amount of a substance will cure symptoms that the tincture would cause.

See the Second Principle of Homeopathy

  Re: Check for Food Allergies with Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Sun, 14 Feb 21 13:13:29 -0800
Posted by sara (the beaches) on 02/14/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Chocolate is the villain in my HS nightmare, I cut it out and I found relief.

Salt for Persistent Low Blood Pressure

Sun, 14 Feb 21 13:13:04 -0800
Posted by HisJewel (New York) on 02/14/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Salt for Persistent Low Blood Pressure

One of the things I love about EC is that people get to reflect upon some health situations that made a difference in our well being, and how we possibly solved the problem.

I remember when salt was declared enemy number one as far as my mother was concerned because the doctor told her it was bad for her blood pressure. The older she got the easier it was for her to stay away from salt.

Fast foods always tasted over salted to her. Now, if the truth be told I do remember when she started her no salt war, the doctor said she could cook with salt, but do not add any salt directly to her food.

When mom was in her late 80's, she noticed that her blood pressure had started dropping low. She learned to only take her blood pressure medicine if pressure was high.

Then she began to find herself with hospital stays because she began to get fainting spells. Her blood pressure would suddenly drop after, or while she was using the toilet and she would faint.

The doctor started giving her sodium pills to prevent that. When mom found out that they were giving her sodium pills, she said, "If they would put some salt on my food they would not have to give me salt pills."

Listen to your doctor, mother's doctor said, when preparing food cook with it, salt, sea salt, your body needs some salt! Stay away from processed food when you can, home cooking is the best cooking. I'm talking to me too. Take good care of yourself.


Tennis Shoe Technique for Sciatica

Sun, 14 Feb 21 13:12:01 -0800
Posted by Michele (Wolcott CT) on 02/14/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I am so glad that I found this post. Searching on piriformis syndrome, which I have to admit is a self diagnosis. But there was no denying the pain that I felt in my buttocks. I didn't search on sciatica because there are no shooting pains down my leg(s). But maybe that was coming in the near future I sit too much, especially during tax season, so I know that contributes to the cause.

I tried this method and on first shot, I felt the pain melt away from the muscles in my buttocks. It was a miracle. I have been sitting on the sneaker for hours in each day since and I am happy to say that I am experiencing more and more hours each day with less pain.

It is not clear, so I want to state, I use a low rise, sturdy sneaker (tennis shoe) sole down, back of shoe in the front. This sole is nearly an inch thick. I feel an upward pressure on my "sit bones". And as one poster said, maybe it is pushing my pelvis and spine back into alignment. I'm not sure. I but can vouch for it's effectiveness. It costs nothing to try.

At work, I cover the sneaker in a knit legging. Hoping no one notices. But it's that or change jobs so I am not sitting all day. That's not going to happen! Good luck to all those who suffer with pain.

  Re: Treating Dysautonomia (2)

Sun, 14 Feb 21 13:10:51 -0800
Posted by msmaia (usa east coast) on 02/14/2021

I want to make sure that the misinformation posted here is corrected. POTS is not for teenagers only. See article from NIH. "Anyone at any age can develop POTS, but the majority of individuals affected (between 75 and 80 percent) are women between the ages of 15 to 50 years of age. Some women report an increase in episodes of POTS right before their menstrual periods." - NIH

I developed POTS at age 44, I am now 47 and still have it. I also did a pole in a large pots group and was surprised to see a surprising amount of potsies 40-60. It's important that people are aware because I went 2 years not knowing what was wrong with me.

Postural Tachycardia Syndrome Information Page | National › Disorders › All-Disorders › Postural...

  Re: Treating Dysautonomia

Sun, 14 Feb 21 13:10:25 -0800
Posted by msmaia (usa east coast) on 02/14/2021

When you say, "One won't find remedies for dysautonomia here. Dysautonomia International is the source for all your questions." I'm not sure what you mean because I thought this was a site that has ongoing conversations and knowledge building and personal experiences. I'm sure (and hoping) people will keep sharing insights and personal experience with this condition.

Dysautonomia International has not provided me with any help with my condition due to their policies on medical advice. I'm hoping one day it will.

In the meantime, members are not free to talk on the social media page about actual cures so I will still be checking Earth Clinic which has already been a help to me in find cures to some of my symptoms over the years.

  Re: Iodine for Fibrocystic Breast Disease

Sun, 14 Feb 21 06:39:06 -0800
Posted by MissM (NY) on 02/14/2021

I am hypothyroid as well, and had same issue. You can try painting the soles of your feet, if chest is too sensitive, or belly. I also used iodoral tablets. Just try one to make sure you are not allergic. Optimism website has more information.

You would be surprised at how little doctors know about being hypo and getting chest pain. I was given painkillers, hormones which did nothing. I only found out about iodine usage for this condition by searching on the web. Iodine worked immediately on me. No more chest issues!

And then getting on natural thyroid meds helped, Armour and NPThyroid.

  Re: Chanca Piedra

Sun, 14 Feb 21 06:38:27 -0800
Posted by HAROLD (NY) on 02/14/2021

Herb Pharm Chanca Piedra (Phyilanthus niruri ) on Amazon, probably maybe iherb, and Vitacost.

  Re: Grapefruit Seed Extract for Bone Cancer

Sun, 14 Feb 21 06:37:34 -0800
Posted by Angela (Brooklyn ) on 02/14/2021

Thank you so much for this. My sister just passed away from the harsh treatment she received for multiple myeloma. I will share this information with family and friends. It's too late for my sister but could be helpful to someone else.

  Coconut Oil for Constipation

Sun, 14 Feb 21 06:36:19 -0800
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 02/14/2021

Hi Jessica,

On the issue of constipation treatment....

Liquorice / licorice is defined in my dictionary as: "The dried, black root of a Mediterranean plant used as a laxative and in confectionery". Also "A chewy black sweet with a strong flavor".

I seldom get constipated but if I do, I go straight for a couple of sticks of Licorice (which I rarely eat because of the sugar content! ). Also, increase the water intake, especially in summer and more walking/ activity really helps.

Seems to work fine for me.

Not too good for persons with high blood pressure though!

On another (related) matter:

I have recently given up cheese and butter in favor of coconut oil spread on bread in an attempt to ease sinus congestion but even after five weeks there is no discernible result. Pity, but I intend to stick with the CO as I think it is beneficial on a number of fronts anyway.

Readers could do worse than research the multiple benefits claimed for CO.

Cheers from Down Under (where the drought seems to finally have broken! )


  Re: Selenium for Age Spots

Sun, 14 Feb 21 06:35:46 -0800
Posted by Madelyn (Idaho) on 02/13/2021

Wow Arn!

This is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing. I have not heard about the connections between selenium levels and skin changes (moles, cancers, age spots, etc).

I have 200mcg selenium caps in my vitamin cabinet, but only take a capsule a couple times a month to ensure I don't have a deficiency. I'm going to take them daily for a period time. I'll report back any changes I notice.

Selenium for Age Spots

Sat, 13 Feb 21 20:26:05 -0800
Posted by Arn (Kenmore, Wa.) on 02/13/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Age spots, liver spots, and moles are usually signs of selenium deficiency. A capsule of selenium, usually 200 mcg, is safe to use daily, with food. The results come pretty quickly. I have seen big hairy moles vanish in a little over a month, dark splotches on the face vanish in days.

BTW, selenium helps prevent skin and breast cancer, and other cancers. And a recent study showed that 250 mcg per liter of blood stops any virus from propagating. Selenium stops covid!

  Re: MSM and Cardiovascular Health

Sat, 13 Feb 21 17:55:34 -0800
Posted by Mary (MA) on 02/13/2021

Hi Tessa!

What amount of MSM are you starting out with? And what type of vitamin c are you using? Just curious with all the side effects one can get at first with MSM. Thanks.