Comments and Requests

Website Suggestions

Posted by Lori (Helena, MT, USA) on 06/08/2008

obvious ad for removal

[YEA] 10/26/2006: Tammy from Carroll, IA writes: "You asked if anyone knew of a cure for Candida. I work for a company called Aqua Flora International inc. We have a three phased product line that is homeopathic. It also is infused with a frequency that is lethal to candida albicans. Being homeopathic, it contains dead candida albicans. We over three phases, High Potency which has 100C HPUS, Phase I has 30C HPUs and Phase II has 6C HPUS. You start with High Potency for one month, then Phase I and follow by Phase II. This is designed to train the body to fight the candida on its own with the different stenghts. . Please check out our website at If you have any questions or would like more info you can contact us from the website. We are carried nation wide in major health food stores and are distributed by 6 major distributing companies, We have been in business for over 17 years. Thank you,"

EC: Thank so much! Post has been deleted.

Website Suggestions
Posted by Daisy (NY, NY) on 05/24/2008

I (as I'm sure others) would find it very helpful if Earth Clinic could provide some kind of a glossary to help in understanding what some of the remedies that Ted suggests are. Also, what kind of store to find these in, what foods these are found in, etc. For example, call me dumb, but what is sodium carbonate? Thank you for your time in maintaining this great site.

EC: Great idea, thanks Daisy. We have something like this on our WHERE TO BUY page, but can certainly expand it.

Replied by James
(Los Angeles, USA)

Daisy. To not know is not dumb but to know something is not known and not to seek the answer could qualify as dumb. You asked so you are not dumb. When you have a question about something try google for it as in "sodium carbonate." You will get a large number of hits with some from Wikipedia. You can then read them for the answer that fits your situation. The Internet is an incredible source of good, and bad you have to decide, information.

Website Surveys

Posted by Earth Clinic (USA) on 08/27/2009

In the spirit of trying to improve the way content flows on Earth Clinic, we've just designed a very simple 5 question survey. Do you have 2 minutes to give us your feedback? These are questions we've been meaning to ask you for some time now and thought asking them all at once would be easiest for our busy contributors. There's also a text box at the end to send us your wish-list or voice any complaints you may have.

Here's the link to our survey:

Thank you so much!

P.S. We will share the survey results with you in a few days.

Website Updates

4 User Reviews
5 star (4) 

Posted by Earth Clinic on 06/26/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Hello, we're thrilled to let you know that desktop users can now search any ailment and sort all the posts in 3 ways:

1) alphabetically by remedy
2) newest posts
3) most loved posts on the page

Just click on the blue User Review button at the top of any article, and it will drop you down to a box where you can sort all the posts on that particular ailment. See screenshots below.

Give it a go, and if you have any comments or suggestions about the sorting feature and how it could be improved, please let us know!

Example page:

Website Updates
Posted by Deirdre (EC) on 12/26/2018

Happy holidays to our amazing worldwide community!

Apologies for the glitches you are experiencing lately. If, when you visit EC, pages are overly slow to load or you get a message that the server lost it's connection, can you please either send us a post or an email ([email protected]) with the words:

Please Reboot the Server!

When a lot of people start searching on the site, it ties up connections between databases and things can go south. Hopefully we won't have this constant issue with the new site. Rebooting the server takes the site offline a few minutes but speeds everything up.

Now for news on the new site...

We finally figured out how display all your amazing posts by creating sub-pages for them on the new site. Once we create a sub-page for every remedy listed on an ailment page, we then have to gather all the posts with the same title (ie, "apple cider vinegar") and move them onto the new sub-page. Well over 100,000 posts are being moved, a few at a time. Because it's very easy to make a mistake and lose posts with just one click, I am the one moving most posts. I have managed to finish about 10 ailment and remedy pages so far since Sunday. That may not seem like a lot, but a total of several hundred sub-pages have been created and over 5,000 posts have been moved! A daunting job but it keeps moving forward.

Our plan is to go live with the new site as soon as we can and then keep moving posts onto the new sub-pages. Otherwise you guys will be waiting a few months for me to finish moving all the posts onto their own special new pages.

Thanks for all your positive vibes. Wishing you a very happy holiday week!

Replied by Wendy
(Columbus, Oh)

Deirdre, et. al.,

Thank you SO MUCH for the awesome work you all at EC are doing on the site! I have a question: Will there eventually be an expanded search feature, e.g., to allow one to search for their own posts (maybe search by that person's EC UserName)? I can't remember if your original notification re the upgrade included all the benefits of the upgraded site. Would you, or someone at EC, be able to list the benefits of the upgrade?

Many thanks again!

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Deirdre, 10 THUMBS UP!!!!! Pls work slowly and comfortably!! We're all cheering you on!!!

Replied by Deirdre

Hi Wendy,

Thanks for your email. Yes, search will improve... however we have to find the right plugin for that and will probably be using google search to begin with as we have tested the one that comes with Wordpress and it doesn't do a very good job. We're solving one giant problem after another one at a time!

A few immediate benefits:
Pages will load much faster on desktop and mobile.
Design will look significantly more fresh and modern.

After a week or two once we go live:
Member accounts will be migrated and connected to posts. Once they are migrated you will be able to click on user name and see their posts (I think).

Note: People will still always be able to send in a post without logging in as before.

After a couple of months:
All reader posts will be separated by remedy name into their own pages.
Lovely photos will be added to all pages/sections (half have been added at this point).

Everything happens quite slowly on a shoestring budget. But the good news about that is that fewer mistakes are made!

We're hoping the giant phase 1 move happens in the next few days. Of course, I've said that before so we'll see! Will update right before that as there may be a number of hours when the site will be offline. Have a great weekend!

Replied by Deirdre
(Los Angeles)
5 out of 5 stars

Hello everyone,

Unless something happens where we have to retrace our steps, we will be moving over to the new platform this morning (Dec 31) so Earth Clinic may not be accessible for a few hours or more today. Sorry about that!

As I have mentioned previously, please be patient with us while we get up to speed in the next couple of weeks. We will have to deal with thousands of error messages from pages that have been renamed all over the site and other issues that will come up once we move over that will have to be addressed first.

To begin with, the site will be simplified. You will only have a REPLY button under each post. We will start adding components to comments one by one. But every time we add a new feature, we slow down the site, so we need to be very cautious about adding new components and do a lot of testing first. Also, you will not be able to login on the new site until after we have migrated user accounts in January.

Additionally, the latest posts page has to be created on the new site and we're not sure when that will be done. It's a programming issue.

Approved posts from November 2018 until now will NOT have been uploaded to the new site. No worries, we'll get them uploaded soon. However, every post from the main site from 1999 - November 2018 is uploaded.

Ted's site and our Q&A site will stay the same until we create new websites for those two sites. This means any questions from either of those two sites will not flow through the new EC site as they are no longer going to be connected. More problems for us to solve in the coming months.

Thanks for your patience while we get up to speed. If you are not on our mailing list, please send us an email at [email protected] and request to be added to it. We will probably communicate through email to our community with announcements.

See you very soon on the new site.

Wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year With MUCH LOVE.


P.S. We will most likely have a Latest Posts page set up for new comments as soon as we go live... woo hoo!

Replied by Wendy
(Columbus, Oh)

Hi Denise (and everyone else! ), something I just noticed! I have the option of getting on the earthclinic site, using a laptop, and using either Microsoft Internet Explorer OR Google Chrome. I discovered that Chrome is SO much better at displaying various options, e.g., the "Open Thread" button, the "Research", "Share", and "Love" buttons actually show up! My question is, will these, and other, options be included in the upgrade benefits, AND extend to all internet platforms?

EC: Hi, no not to begin with. As mentioned above, we will just have the Reply button and will add other components one at a time. 

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Best of luck in this new move, Deirdre. And for those of us who are rather addicted to reading the Latest Posts, if it doesn't work for a while, well, we'll just have to come up with some "grandma's home remedy" for that!

Replied by Deirdre
(Earth Clinic)

Hi Everyone,

Well, we thought we'd be ready to move the site to the new platform this week, but we still have quite a few things left to do before we feel it is good enough to launch. The most challenging part has been how to organize and display hundreds of thousands of posts from our readers on the new platform. Currently in the new design, the posts are showing up by most date on each page and cannot be sorted by remedy title, which a big problem. I know you all will be VERY frustrated and pissed off with me if we launch the site looking like this! So we're working on the post organization issue with a specialist, along with ten thousand other clean-up details like renaming pages, creating tags for each page, fixing font issues and broken links and adding a photo to every page.

Below is a screenshot of two posts from the sinus infection page on the new site so you can understand the issue we must fix with the posts. There are 1,300 posts just in the Sinus Infection section dating back 15 years. Can you imagine how irritated you would get scrolling through them one by one?

In good news, the article pages are looking very nice on the new site and should display well on desktop, tablets, and mobile devices, a huge improvement!

In the meantime, please post away. The contact us form has been fixed and is working again. I'm guessing we're still 1-2 weeks out from launching the new site but will post an update again. Have a wonderful weekend!

Replied by Wendy
(Columbus, Oh)

Thanks to ALL of you for working on this monumental task! I'm sure the site will be great!

EC: Thank you so much, Wendy!

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Deirdre, pls don't rush, EC maintains that stress is unhealthy!!! As long as we can keep reading and posting we're good.

Pls go about this monumental change slowly and comfortably!

EC: Thank you so much for your kind support!

Replied by KT

Yes Mmsg, I am in agreement with you and would like to encourage Deirdre the same and thank her so much for her personal replies.


Website Updates
Posted by Earth Clinic (Los Angeles) on 04/13/2017

Yea! We fixed our "Cures Reported" counter just now and you'll see that the number has jumped from 34,700 to 36,976 because several thousand 5 and 4 star-rated posts were missing from the total number due to a programming glitch that tallied our old rating system of YEAS instead of our new-ish 5 star rating system.

KT from the USA, thank you so much for noticing and reporting that not only was our Cures Reported number NOT going up, but was occasionally going down!

Website Updates
Posted by Earth Clinic (Los Angeles) on 12/22/2016

We are thrilled to tell you that you can now login to Earth Clinic using your Facebook account!

If you have already created an account on Earth Clinic and want to make sure all your posts are in the same place, please make sure to use the same email address that you use for your Facebook account.

If you are using another email address and would like to change it to match the email you use for Facebook, login to Earth Clinic the usual way (don't use the Facebook button) and request an email change under "My Account".

Website Updates
Posted by Earth Clinic (Los Angeles, Ca) on 12/05/2016

30 Second Cure for Allergies

Website Updates
Posted by Earth Clinic (Los Angeles, Ca) on 11/21/2016

Hello everyone!

Just wanted to let you know that Ted's site has been redesigned and now matches the design of EC main site instead of being confusingly different! We hope you think it's an improvement as we tried to tidy it up. If you find any glitches (especially on your mobile devices), please let us know! Thanks much.

Website Updates
Posted by Earth Clinic (Los Angeles) on 09/18/2016

We are pleased to announce that we have just uploaded our new desktop design which has been several months in the making! We hope you will like the new design and be able to find important information quickly.

If you are having issues with how things look on your browser, please try clearing your browser history and cache. If that doesn't help, please let us know what problem you are having. There may be a few glitches here and there this week, so apologies in advance while we tidy things up!

Ted's site and our Q&A site will upgrade to the new design and we hope to have those sites ready soon.

Replied by Michael
(New Zealand)

Congratulations to the Team on the new look! Well done! However, I have a tedious affection for reviewing the past postings I have made but they seem to have all been removed from my account in a puff of smoke! Is this the price I am required to pay for progress?? Do I have to get a grip? Have they gone to the "Cloud"?

Cheers, Michael from N.Z.

EC: Yikes, no, they should not have disappeared in a puff. Thanks for letting us know. We'll have them returned to thee!

Replied by Baldev
191 posts

Hi EC,

Just to bring in to your notice, when we click on the eye at the end of any post to follow the chain, nothing happens and it even does not go in to my account. Earlier an other screen used to come and we use to confirm to be notified through email. That was a great help, if you could sort it out. Thanks


EC: Thank so much, Baldev. We'll fix it!

Replied by Earth Clinic
(Los Angeles)

Hi Michael and Baldev,

Thanks again for letting us know about the issues. We have been testing the site and can't replicate your issues. Can you both please clear your browser cache and try again?

Michael, please log out and log back in and see if that works. If you'd like to have a link on your name in posts that opens up to a table of all your posts (see Art and Baldev's posts on our Recent Posts page), please click Yes in the Member Page area in your account.

If you guys are still having issues after clearing your cache, please write us again and we'll contact you privately to resolve your issues!


Replied by Anon

Hello! I'm a LONG time reader here. Today I noticed your new page format. It looks very nice but the scrolling is a bit wild. Using a laptop, scrolling just a teensy bit makes the whole page jump way too far down and it's hard to move just a little at a time. Just wanted to offer that feedback. Thank you!

EC: Thank you, very helpful to know! Looking into it and will fix the problem.

Replied by Dave
(Fountain Inn, Sc)

Responding to Anon...

I really like the new colorful look and using my laptop didn't run into the problem Anon had.

EC: Thanks for the feedback, Dave! 

Anon had a Mac issue we think is now fixed, thankfully!

Replied by Michael
(New Zealand)

Hello Deirdre, Thanks for taking an interest. Nope, been there, tried that - posts disappearing faster than I can write them!! Darn, such fleeting, ephemeral musings of mine - I mourn their sad loss. You must have given them the Karate chop I think? M

EC: Michael,

Thank you for your patience and much appreciated humor.

We are pleased to tell you that our programmer has likely fixed the glitch and that your missing posts will now appear in your account as soon as you click your heels together and say Otorhinolaryngologist 3 times fast.

Replied by Michael
(New Zealand)

Great! Got the posts back. Thanks a bundle. Was worried. I shall ask them where they have been hiding: naughty, disobedient children! Status quo restored. Do I get an "Editor's Choice" for the Rawleigh's Secret then? About time I got one of those after all the work I have put in. Ha!

EC: Glad they are back! Keep working on that Editor's Choice post... We usually award it to posts where someone has cured themselves of a condition and written in detail about it, fyi... But your Rawleigh's Secret post was very interesting indeed.

Replied by Violetlanc
(Englewood, New Jersey)

I cannot read any of the earth clinic posts on my laptop because the screen moves too fast. I cannot hold it steady to read it.I hope that your website can get this corrected soon because I love your website.

EC: Thank you so much for alerting us to this issue, which we thought had been fixed. Our programmer is looking into it.

Website Updates
Posted by Sunny (La, Ca) on 08/03/2016

Can you please make a category for menstrual migraine. I feel it needs it own category because it's a different type of migraine. Thank you!!

EC: Thanks for the suggestion, Sunny! New page is here... remedy feedback requested!

Website Updates
Posted by Earth Clinic (Southern Cal) on 07/14/2016

Dear all,

After a decade in Atlanta, Earth Clinic has recently relocated back to Los Angeles. We're very happy to be back in warm and sunny Southern California!

Additionally, our wonderful programmer has made recent changes to the account section of Earth Clinic, so when you login to your account, you should now be able to sort through posts you've saved by ailment, remedy, or by ascending/descending date. If you have any additional requests as far as what you'd like to see in your account, please tell us. It's very helpful to get your feedback!

Replied by Patricia
42 posts

Account? what account?

EC: Access your account if you have already signed up here:

Register for a new account here:

Replied by Robert Henry
(Ten Mile, Tn.)

HI U DEIRDRE,,,,,,,,,,, sorry to see you leave the Sweat South. Think you will learn that times have changed in Calif. Hope you are happy with your move.

Myself, I'm happy to live on the frontier.


Website Updates
Posted by Earth Cinic (USA) on 06/29/2016

Many thanks to our long-time contributor Larry from Fairfax, VA for asking us in early June to add the email function back to posts. Besides emailing a post to a family member or friend, you can now share individual posts on Facebook and Twitter!

Website Updates
Posted by Earth Clinic (USA) on 04/23/2016

Good morning everyone! We hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

We've decided to move Earth Clinic's rating system to a 5 star system. Our current rating system has become outdated after 16 years and can be very confusing to first-timers to the site. Some of our EC's friends have told us recently when we asked that they've always hated YEA/NAY but didn't dare to say! Ha ha. Well, we're now ready to make a change!

With a 5 star rating system, we'll need to convert all posts that have Yea/Nay/etc ratings on the site. Would you please let us know if you agree with the below? Your help will be greatly appreciated!

These are the ratings we currently have on EC:

Better But Not Cured
Better But With Side Effects
Side Effects
Worked Temporarily
Death Reported (pets vaccination section only)

We would convert as follows:

5 Stars - all "Yeas" on the site
4 Stars - all "Better but not Cured" on the site
3 Stars - all "Worked Temporarily" and "Better But With Side Effects" posts
2 Stars - all "Nay" posts
1 Star - all "Warning! " or "Side Effects" posts

Create a Skull and Crossbones symbol - for "Death Reported"

Our contact us form would then offer the following simple choices:

5 Stars Cured
4 Stars Better but not cured
3 Stars It's okay
2 Stars I don't like it
1 Star Side Effects/Warning!

Please let us know what you think or if you have any other ideas. We're very open to suggestions before making this huge change.

Many thanks.

Website Updates
Posted by Earth Clinic (Atanta) on 04/18/2016

Earth Clinic's very first app for Android devices is now available and it's FREE! Be the first to download our new app and let us know what you think! In a couple months we'll have an app ready for iPhones.