Comments and Requests

Website Updates

4 User Reviews
5 star (4) 

Posted by Deirdre (Earth Clinic) on 09/05/2011

Dearest EC-ers and Francisca, who has been asking since May....

We have just gone live with a new feature that can notify you via email when someone replies to a post that you are watching in your account.

Please note:

1. You must be a registered member to use this option.
2. After logging in, click on the watch (eye) icon underneath a post of interest. A box will pop up that asks you if you'd like to be notified when someone replies to a post. Click yes!
3. Make sure that emails from are not blocked in your email account.

Any questions or issues? Please let us know!

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)

This is really great news, Deirdre..... And sorry if sometimes I am such a pain (in the positive sense, I hope.... ). But does the option also notifies the person who posted the comment to start with so that the person knows someone needs to contact them? I have struggled a few times lately because of not being able to contact someone who posted something of real interest to me but didn't answer my questions and people have said the same thing about me, the reason being that I never saw their posting (I tend to be away quite a bit.... and although I try to keep up when I get back if you have a lot of comments to go through sometimes you miss a few)! Or maybe the solution would be to click on the eye every time we post something ourselves....

Replied by Carly
(Seattle, Wa - Usa)

Hi Francisca -

I just wanted to say that I enjoy your posts very much - and I am sure you are not a pain in a "bad" way. (Hey - at least you were not the one who suggested the catastrophic "thumbs up" button).

<;-x arrrrrrgh! Still regret that.

Deidre - Thanks for this new "following a thread" option, it will be great. I will have to start signing in now, but it will be awesome. Very cool.


Replied by Deirdre
(Earth Clinic)

Hi Francisca,

To answer your question: Yes, but only if the person has added their original post to their "watched post" list (and given EC permission to email them). If they choose not to "watch" their own post, they won't get notified. I guess the next step is to add a "contact this member" option like on other forums, but we need to get the new design (plus ebooks, plus ipad apps, etc.) launched first!

Carly - no worries about the thumbs up icon. I thought it was a great idea too!

Take care,

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)

Thanks for the information Deirdre and I know that you are awfully busy! The same here..... Yes, notify this member would be a terrific help as I have noticed that I am not the only one often struggling with the fact that I can't get clarification on some issues like the use of iodine for basel cell carcinoma. Without the information whether one needs to take it or to apply nothing can be done. But..... Don't worry, one thing at a time! Do you konw what we say in Portugal? Roma and Pavia were not made in one day!

Website Updates
Posted by Deirdre (Earth Clinic) on 12/05/2010

Hello Everyone!

In the wee hours of the morn, my web designer added a new navigation tab at the top called "Marketplace". If the page you are viewing looks funny, just refresh it a couple of times to bring it up to date. Right now we are just selling our apple cider vinegar book on the Marketplace section, but plan to add Earth Clinic t-shirts (and perhaps some other cool items) in 2011. We also plan on refreshing the look of Earth Clinic in 2011.

Additionally, our revamped book review section is supposed to be completed today, so once that is up and working, we will be transferring all of the book reviews from Francisca et al.(and a new one from Pam that has yet to be posted) into the section. We'll let you know when that's live.

Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend!

Website Updates
Posted by Deirdre (Earth Clinic) on 10/30/2010

Recent updates to Earth Clinic:

1. For those of us straining our eyes to read posts on Earth Clinic, you can now increase the size of the text on each page by clicking one of the three blue [A] buttons at the very top, right hand side of the content area.

2. A couple of weeks ago we added google's anti-spam program called ReCAPTCHA to our feedback/contact us form so that those with sight issues can submit posts and sign up to become members by using Recaptcha's audio link. Many thanks to Kelly from Clarkston, Washington who brought this to our attention earlier this month.

Website Updates
Posted by Earth Clinic (USA) on 10/24/2010


1. We fixed the url issue on the submission form. It's now just as easy to submit a url as it used to be! Please note however, that we typically end up deleting most urls because they lead to questionable websites. We are tightening our policies about url submissions due to daily posts from product spammers. (Note to T from Maryland, many thanks for recent heads up. Great sleuthing!)

Registered members - please remember that you can also flag any posts you deem to be suspicious. Thank you!

2. On the submission form (, the comments/feedback box now EXPANDS as soon you type into it. Earth Clinic works best in the most updated browser version, so if you are having issues on our submission form, please consider updating your browser to the most recent version (example, Internet Explorer 8.0).


Many thanks to those who took our survey last and added suggestions on how we might improve the site!

79% found that Earth Clinic was fairly easy to figure out when they first came to the site.
80% are interested in seeing a conrtibutor book review section, per Francisca's request. You got it! We'll have the programmer work on designing a new section soon.


"Maybe a reminder (in large type) in the "Comments" section for people to include the measurements (or more detail) of the remedy they took. I've noticed a lot of people writing in asking for clarification after someone posted - did you take it internally or externally, how much did you take and for how long, did you take it on an empty stomach, when did you start seeing a difference, etc."


"Ted is one of the very important writer on this site and it is a treat to read his explanations on any subject he takes. Some times one wants to read his explanations, no matter what ever may be the disease, but I notice, there is no way to get there. I would like, with one click I should be able to go to the section where I can read all the posts he has written so far on this site. WILL MY WISH COME THROUGH."


"Maybe a place/way to post pictures so we can know what people are treating or before/afters?"


"I'd like to see at the top of each diagnosis a summary of best cure (or cures if others come 10% close to votes as the number 1 cure) and exact measurements and frequency and duration to take it. Usually I just see a list of the names several cures and the votes they got and then lots of people writing and varying it that I get lost which is the ultimate solution to do down to the tee. Also it'd be nice to have a summary of what Ted from Thailand says under the general EC community choice. He writes so much and adds more and more that I can't keep up what remedy I need and how much and how often to take for how long. Sometimes he adds besides the main remedies, he lists lots of additional remedies that MAY help. I wish the summary for Ted on each particular disorder would summarize it all up to date if possible.

The site is great but sometimes its easy to get lost and apply the remedy.

For example, I'd like to see under say "Skin" a summary at the top before everyone is jumping with there random posts, some that leave out important details and some that go on an on and on...

Drink 2 tsp Apple cider vinegar & 1/4 tsp Baking soda in 1 cup of water 2-3X/day, 4-5 days/wk
(Add the BS to the ACV, after it stops fizzing, add water and drink)
(If you have any sodium issues, you may want to add 1/8 tsp Potassium Bicarbonate)."

Now its very clear to me the remedy and additional details and I can do it right away.
If Ted had something to say, it could be summarized too below it because sometimes Ted's remedy choice is different than EC community's choice.

Then if I want more details, I can scroll through what all the people's feedbacks.

Like you could do this for the top 10 killers (e.g. heart attack, stroke, septicemia), then the top 100 common diseases (e.g. strep throat to STD, high cholesterol, myopia, autism, candida) that we go to the DR for, then for every day health and beauty remedies (e.g. acne, moles, athlete's foot, dry lips, heavy mense) , then maybe specialized ones (e.g. mad cow disease, bird flu)

Also its hard to find Teds one hour flu remedy I once saw on this site. When I type in the search box, I'm surprised it didn't come up.

*There could also be a section on the basics of health (e.g. alkalizing, chelating, supplementing [especially of deficiencies] & a protocol for getting rid of candida [e.g. H202, borox, etc]).

*Also sometimes Teds comes up with cool ways to tell if someone is deficient (e.g. if skin is oily one may be deficient in zinc. If one has myopia, one may be deficient in chromium and/or vitamin D. There were ones for peeling lips, as well as dandruff, etc.). And also his heavy metal tester. What would be great is to maybe even have some videos of demonstrating how things like the heavy metal tester are done or the protocol for removing foot fungus (e.g. Have the ingredients out like a cooking show [e.g. the ACV and H2O2, then the Bleach and water, then the Tea Tree Oil and Vaseline and show it being demonstrated and the nail fungus clearing]). EC or Ted could make them or even open it up to the community to show well, document and have a video section and even an EC youtube channel with the best ones.

Thanks for asking and caring for our feedback! Thank you!

Any thought to Earth Clinic bumper stickers, pins, mugs, tshirts, etc? Xmas is coming up but needs to be good quality and good price, hope in these economic times that is possible."


"EC is amazing, it made a tremendous difference in my life in fact with it I would be still suffering from my disease. I wish that the people visiting EC interact more, especially when one needs support or assistance with some illness or depression or even struggle to loose weight. People who share their sickness & healing experience with others, share there embarrassing moments and fears, try to help others to avoid going through these hard aches definitely qualify to support, encourage someone in need of this of course if they are willing; what I am saying is EC should start a section for support i.e. supporting one another or we are here for you...just a suggestion. Thank you."


"Is there a way using the boards software code to Search every post for key words under the Tabs lists like ailments or supplements, then when found automatically index those words in a Site Search by date/interval, so that anyone can Search for say, all posts in the past 2 weeks for migraines? This way, any person can put up a question post, and return days later and Search the time interval to find out how many posts were put up answering them! Instead of going back over many pages of the New Posts."


"I love this site and have used it for years. I have told many friends about it, but it seems they have felt it was hard to use. I am not sure this is the case or if they are skeptical? Anyways, I love any changes and improvements made. I would like a book list because it would give me a good idea what to read. I also would like info. if the QLink really works or is it hogwash, etc.."


"I would like to see an index so I can easily find anything I want to find such as Website Comments, Book Reviews, Latest Website Updates, Where Deirdre and Ted Bio's are etc.

Website Updates
Posted by Earth Clinic (USA) on 07/06/2010

Because we have been receiving post after post with grammatical issues that not only drive a good number of us crazy, but also makes it difficult for foreigners to read our site (i.e., "i have been using acv to treat sinusinfections,it was fatastic,and worked within a few love acv,,,"), yesterday our genius programmer built and installed new code on our database that now fixes many grammatical problems after you click the submit button. You can see this cool new feature at work by clicking on the Preview button on the Contact Us form. He also installed a Spell Check feature. Needless to say, we are totally thrilled as it has become very time consuming trying to fix these posts.

Thank you, Tomer!

Replied by Isabelle
(Garden Grove, Ca Usa)

Thank you so much for that spelling and grammatical help! It is just what the doctor prescribed for me.

Website Updates
Posted by Deirdre (Earth Clinic) on 11/04/2009

Wow, lots of questions being addressed to Ted now that he is back in the Skype-ing swing of things and has a faster internet service!

From now on, all questions to Ted will be posted on Ted's Latest Q&A page, as well as the Q&A section for the applicable ailment. A few threads from the past 2 days will continue on the Real-Time Posts page, but if you don't see it here, we may have moved it over to Latest Q&A.

Remember, the icon for Ted's Latest Q&A is at the top of this page - it's the one with the ?

Website Updates
Posted by Deirdre (Earth Clinic) on 10/29/2009

In order to make it easier for people who are having trouble reading their feedback as they type it, we have just increased the font size in the feedback fields on the contact us/give feedback pages. Hope this helps!

So sorry for not thinking of this simple solution before now, Deanna!

Website Updates
Posted by Deirdre (Earth Clinic) on 10/26/2009

Hi Everyone,

A RSS feed (25 posts per feed) has been added to every Ailments, Remedies, Supplements and Pets page on the site. Rss Feeds will allow you to scan posts by date or by title. Can be very handy. I think we got all the issues ironed out. Finally!

Sorry you had to wait so long, Theo!

Website Updates
Posted by Deirdre (Earth Clinic) on 10/20/2009

To prevent future spamming and to protect the privacy of our readers, email addresses are no longer visible on the website unless they have been included in the text comments section (i.e., after the name and city, state). You will no longer see a Yes/No option to display your email address on the registration form or on the Give Feedback/Contact Us form of EC.


Several contributors have been asking for a forum lately (thanks T and Carolyn!) so they can more easily communicate with the EC community while keeping email addresses private. We are now researching forum software and also how a forum would integrate into the existing setup of Earth Clinic. We definitely don't want to lose the YEA/NAY ratings sytem which has made this site so unique, so the forum will be an additional element.

If you have any ideas or visions about adding a forum to EC, please let us know! Or if you have a forum that you absolutely love and would us to check out for ideas, please send the url along.

Your comments and feedback are always greatly appreciated.

Replied by Carolyn H
(Hobbs, Nm Usa)

Yeah!! I love the idea of being able to communicate directly with members of this site. Then we can learn where they get their products, etc. It will be great. The following site has a great forum:

EC: Thanks, Carolyn!

Replied by Kin
(Auckland, New Zealand)

I don't think a Forum is a good idea for Earth Clinic. The Yes/Nay system is not only unique but we can always be sure that the postings are filtered by EC and we don't have to go through a whole lots of non productive chatting (or junks) to get to bottom of the issue. Maybe EC can have a "Private Message" function, registered members can send private messages to each other they can then exchange their email addresses through that.

Replied by Sharik
(Arcata, California, Usa)

I agree with Kin from Auckland, New Zealand: I have left many a site because the forums were just too much to get through, and I really like and need this site. However, the private message function rather defeats the purpose of the site as others do not get the benefit of the things learned by individuals searching for cures (or, at least, relief). Has anyone had a bad experience from putting their email addresses on this site?

Peace, Sharik

EC: Yes! Last month a spammer rounded up all the visible email addresses on Earth Clinic and started sending out daily messages to members that they had seen their "profile" on Earth Clinic and wanted to get to know them. A bunch of people then asked to have their email addresses removed from the site when they started to receive  spam emails, which wasn't an issue. Getting Google to remove email addresses from its search results quickly has been an issue!

Replied by Carolyn
(Hobbs, Nm, Usa)

On the Northwest Sourdough site you have the choice of whether or not to post your email address. There has never been a problem with that site and we email each other all the time. Never a problem.


Replied by Dianna
(Citrus Heights, Ca)

I would like to request that there be a section where you list dosage recommendations for the many cures you list, how to take it, possible side effects and contraindications in certain groups of folks, as well as where you might find the products you recommend...all of this separate from the feedback responses. I see many folks write in with different ways and dosages of taking apple cider vinegar and/or hydrogen peroxide, for instance, which is confusing to someone like myself who wants to try some of these cures. Ted recommends taking baking soda with the cider vinegar to alkalize the body but many people use ACV without the baking soda. Wouldn't taking it without the baking soda adversely affect someone like myself who has Crohn's disease, GERD and diverticulosis? Wouldn't taking the ACV without baking soda mean that you are not alkalizing the body?

There are also many, many questions being asked but rarely answered. Will those be answered in time by Ted or EC? I'm very interested in some of these questions as they are often questions I would like to ask but I don't want to be repetitive if they are asked and awaiting an answer.

I absolutely love your site and have been recommending it to everyone (and I mean EVERYONE!) I talk to. I've bought many of the products recommended but am reluctant to start using some of them until I have better clarification of the how to's and what not to do. Thanks for the opportunity to suggest recommendations!

EC: Hi Dianna.  Thank you so much for your feedback. Yes, a few people have asked us for such a thing over the years! We will add it to our "need to do" list, along with some instructional videos.

Replied by Sharik
(Arcata, California)

To EC re: the forum question: Ah ha! Well, in that case, go for it. I can see that would be a perfect pain (and probably was and is) and I take back what I wrote! I'm new at the computer (next time I get a Mac!) so I haven't yet learned all the ins and outs of the www. Thanks again for a great site. Peace, Sharik

EC: Thanks Sharik.

Truth be told, I like the way the site is currently set up and am not yet completely sold on adding a forum! Call me old-fashioned, behind the times, etc. Okay!


Replied by Angie
(Jersey City, Nj, USA)

One potential problem that might arise with adding a "forum" feature is that members might bypass adding their feedback to the earthclinic website, and just communicate with each other privately, which would start to dilute the quality of earthclinic website.

EC: Thanks so much Angie, agreed! We're leaning towards NAY on the forum idea at the moment.


Website Updates
Posted by Earth Clinic (USA) on 10/05/2009

There have been several aggressive, attacking posts in the past few weeks that are causing distress, irritation, and ire with some of our readers who in turn have complained in private emails to us. We apologize for not addressing this issue sooner.

One of the reasons why, we have been told, people enjoy reading our Real-Time Posts section is not only because the information is interesting and informative, but that it is also a daily source of comfort and healing. In order to preserve the inherent sweetness on this site, we would like to remind those who are writing in to please read and then re-read your post before hitting Send. We love a healthy debate between our readers about these remedies and supplements, but must insist that posts be kind and non-judgmental. Don't agree with someone? Great! Tell us, but say it nicely, sweetly and gently. Thank you very much.

Replied by Lisa
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, usa)

To Everyone, One of the things I have loved about this site is that not only have I found amazing remedies and learned a lot but I especially love that people write in from all over the world. I am on this site a lot everyday reading and researching what I learn and as I sit here in my world I think of all of you sitting in Ireland, Australia, Africa, France, Thailand, across the USA, everywhere! And I am awed... Thanks for writing everyone. Lisa

Replied by Lisa
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, USA)

This is addressed to Kathy from Dubois, PA: Did you read this by chance? At this point, I feel I need to say this publicly as I believe you are extremely aggresive in some of your posts and offensive as well. I hesitated at first since you have not addressed me pointedly but now I feel you must really read some of your posts. As for the "Church" thing- that is your own projection. I for one, stand alone in my research and choices and have made some pretty strong decisions all based on my own research-not from someone dictating to me. I understand you being adamant about everyone really researching before they make a decision but you cannot control that. There is much information here and I believe that each person has a responsibility in their personal choices. Please understand that much of your information is good but you need to stop with the accusations and finger pointing. As for Ted and Joyce, they wish to only help others from all that I have read on here and I am on here everyday learning and trying to help others as well. I don't agree with everything on here but there is so much wonderful info that I have benefited from as well as many others. Please chill out.

EC: Lisa is referring to Kathy's response to Ted's aspirin cure here:

Replied by Carmen
(Nova Scotia, Canada)

Well said!! I couldn't find the words to express my thoughts and feeling but you said it beautifuly. In order to make a decision regarding the health of myself and that my family I must be given CHOICES. It is then up to me to researh to the best of my ability before making a decision. I soooo appreciate the sometimes (mind numbing) knowledge of regular EC posters and ALWAYS enjoy a good (friendly) debate. Your knowledge becomes our knowlege and shows us how important our own personal research is to make the best informed decision for us.

Website Updates
Posted by Earth Clinic (USA) on 09/24/2009

Because we know there are a few of you that have been working and experimenting with various remedies for months, we've just created a fun, new remedy page called The "Best" List.

We hope that you will send us your list of favorite, tried-and-true remedies that you discovered on Earth Clinic. Each person's list will be posted in the Table of Contents on that page under your first name or screen name (if unusual), or first name and city/state.

To see the most popular remedy pages according to recent Google analytics, please scroll to the top of the new page.

Website Updates
Posted by Earth Clinic (USA) on 09/16/2009

For our Earth Clinic registered users, a new feature has just been installed this evening that will allow you to view your posts and the pages they link to on Earth Clinic! Simply sign in, click the "My Account" link at the very top of the website, then click "My Feedback" and you will see your recently approved posts.

Any comments or feedback, please let us know. Thanks.


P.S. If you registered and never received your activation passcode email from us, please send me an email ([email protected]) and I will send it to you.

Replied by Maureen
(Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada)

Hi Deirdre,

Being able to view your own posts is a great new feature that you have added. It will enable users to check for comments added to their poste if they have not been keeping up to date on the latest post page. Thank You, Maureen

EC: Thanks, Maureen. Yes, the links to the posts in one's account make it very easy to find older posts now, especially since page numbers are constantly shifting with all the feedback constantly being added to the site.

Website Updates
Posted by Linda (York County, Maine) on 09/10/2009

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the "open/close thread" option!!! Many thanks for constantly upgrading and making this site user friendly - S W A K, Linda

EC: Glad you like it - yahoo!

Replied by KT

Yes EC, I agree with Linda. XOXO!!

Website Updates
Posted by Earth Clinic (USA) on 09/09/2009

Hello everyone,

The up/down arrow you now see at the bottom of some posts indicates a thread. If you click on the icon, the entire thread will open in chronological order. Hopefully everyone will see this as an improvement to the Real-Time Posts page, but if you are experiencing any problems or have a critique, we'd love to hear from you!

Website Updates
Posted by Earth Clinic (USA) on 08/01/2009

We now have a Registration section on Earth Clinic! If you are a frequent user of Earth Clinic and wish to save time when replying to posts, please consider registering with EC. The link to register can be found at the very top of every page. You will need to validate your email with an authorization code that will be sent to your email address when you sign up.

Once you have an account, you will be able to change your account information (ie, screen name, city, state, password) at any time.

Should you have any problems with the registration process, or find it confusing, please let us know. Thank you!