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Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy: Benefits and Side Effects

H2O2 Side Effects

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Posted by Colby (Houston, TX, US) on 02/23/2009
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hi i have been taking colloidal silver for 3 weeks then stopped and started taking a teaspoon of h202 4 times a day for 2 or 3 days i stop because of discomfort...on the 3rd day i was urinating brown and cloudy for 4 times urinating then it went away but after that i started feeling my kidneys for my 1st time as a dull aching pain from both of them and lower abdomine pain please tell me whats happening and whats wrong and how do i fix this its starting to swell and dull pain getting slightly more noticable..i went to doctor and told him what was happening and did a uro but he said i have nothing wrong as seen in urin...please let me know if i am in danger or what...!!!

Replied by Smithy

One teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide? Of course you took too much. No wonder. Where on earth did you get that dosage? I truly hope you were not taking 35% food grade. Stop drinking peroxide! You are only supposed to start with a few drops. Drink a gallon of distilled water a day to flush out your kidneys.

Replied by Sophie
(Syracuse, NY)

The quantity you took is too high if you took 35% hydrogenperoxide. But with regards to your symptoms: symptoms are good. They mean that the hydrogenperoxide found an area that it deemed it needed correction.

I have had, since I started, February 3rd... 43 days ago, I have had several 2-3 day periods when I didn't feel well, then I had extremely smelly urine and/or fecal matters for a day or two, and thereafter I had a 2-3 week long clarity, increased mobility, reduced cravings, etc.

So I say, pray for "side effects" because they are not. If you are like me, storing lots of poisons from lifestyle, you want it to be digested by the hydrogen peroxide and empty it through the elimination channels.

One serious warning: if you don't want to re-absorb the poisons, make sure you have a serious colon cleansing to start with. Enemas, colonics, or any of the commercially available colonic cleansing supplements are good. Just do it.

I didn't do it, and I think, at least partially, that is why I had so many healing crisis in the 45 days.

Please let us know how you are doing? OK?

H2O2 Side Effects
Posted by Mathew (Norfolk, VA) on 01/12/2009
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H202 not to be messed with:

I have taken 35% food grade h202 several times through the last 7 years of my life. always starting at 1 drop and increasing 1 drop a day as far as 25 drops and coming down in the same manner sometimes staying at a certain dosage for a few days.

One day i felt i was getting sick. I hadnt taken h202 in over a year. i decided to experiment with it. i took 10 drops one day skipped a few days and did it again. this is not reccomended as it caused my body severe problems. The h202 shocked my system into a clensing crisis through the skin via Herpes Zoster better known as Shingles.

it was very painful and the nerve which was affected followed into my eye and caused me to get iritis. the iritis caused my vision to go blurry in that eye. I was able to get steriod drops from the opthamologist and managed to rid myself of it after a few months.

I am a firm believer in h202 and its healing abilities but heed my warning: H202 is not to be taken for granted.

H2O2 Side Effects
Posted by Tony (Oregon, USA) on 08/19/2008
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Dear Friends: DO NOT use hydrogen peroxide in enemas or colonics. i tried it once and ended up in the hospital. when the HP hits the bacteria in the colon it explodes and causes severe painful cramping and uncontrollable contractions. i was sick for almost a week and put on a iv for dehydration. ive talked to other people who have done this and ended up in the emergency room too. i am a believer in hydrogen peroxide cures. i inhale it and have not had a cold or coldsore of been sick in 3 years. honest!! inhaling is the best method in my experience. i even swallow whats left in my mouth and never have a problem but never never never use it in an enema!!! it could kill you. it could cause intestine to burst and bleed to death. a painful horrible death.

Replied by Anon
(Anon, Anon)

You're using too much. Try just a drop.

H2O2 Side Effects
Posted by Daniel (Chicago, IL) on 08/15/2008
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Just to let people know that I got a condition known as hairy tongue about a year ago when I first started messing about with H202. If you are going to use it for a mouth wash, make sure that even the 3% Peroxide is diluted. At most, the ratio is supposed to be 1:5 in the water.

Anyway, I took it straight and it caused a horrible unsightly condition called hairy tongue which I have NOT been able to get rid of. I have posted something on this site about six months ago - tried everything, salt water, h202 dilute, lemon water, brushing it with a scraper etc and NOTHING works.

I am not knowing Hydrogen Peroxide. I am sure it is good stuff and has its uses but don't use it as a mouthwash like I did without diluting it. Be careful when experimenting.

Take Care (and if anyone knows something that can help me, please let me know)


Replied by Elizabeth
(Jacksonville, NC)

re hairy tongue from hydrogen peroxide: I heard that you can restore the body's natural defense (an enzyme???) contained in our saliva. So find someone to kiss, and soon it will be naturally consumed. :)

Replied by Elizabeth
(Dallas, TX)

in response to the hydrogen peroxide swisher that ended up with 'hairy tongue'- I spoke to a chinese medicine/natural doctor about this, as the clinic recommends swishing with it once a week in oral hygiene care. She told me that hairy tongue is a fungal reaction, and that the reason this would have happened is one would have to have a lot of fungus and bacteria in the mouth. In an act of detoxification, as the fungus and bacteria is pulled out from swishing, this COULD happen (not common, though.) Their recommendation was to keep swishing once a week to continue the detox process.

Replied by Carrie
(Boise, Idaho)

To the boy with the 'hairy tongue' It sounds like you have "thrush" go see a doctor.

Replied by Gigi
(Palm Coast, Florida USA)

I got the 'hairy tongue' symptom also. But, I followed Ted's info somewhere that the HP should be diluted - I was taking 3%. I stopped taking the HP for a week, then began with a diluted form and my hairy tongue disappeared, and did not occur again. It did not seem like thrush was involved. Gigi

H2O2 Side Effects
Posted by Bev (Pikeville, KY) on 06/17/2008
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I have been drinking 6 drops of hydrogen peroxide in a bottle of water 2 times daily for 3 days and have developed 4 HUGE painful zits on my chin. They feel almost like boils. Any reasons as to why?

Replied by Joyce
(Joelton, Tn)
510 posts

Hi Beth, Those huge 4 zits could just be coincicence or it could be that your peroxide is making some bad guys exit through the closest route - your skin.

I have read that toothpaste will dry up those zits but I personally would probably use peroxide externally on them because it doesn't contain all that toxin called fluoride that brings us other unwanted problems, and it does kill off bad guys.

Replied by Bev
(Pikeville, KY)

Hi Joyce, Thank you for your speedy reply. I have a quick question though, should I continue the peroxide-water? I'm not sure. I would like to clean my liver but not sure how to start? any comments are appreciated. Thank you so much for your care and your time, Bev.

Replied by Joyce
(Joelton, Tn)
510 posts

If your problem is history, why continue the treatment? You can find a good liver cleanse at any health food store and you will likely find that they are loaded with two weeds everyone is trying to eradicate from their yards: thistle and dandelions! Both are known to be liver friendly.

Replied by Trae
(Nashua, NH)

You may have experienced the skin eruptions because of the toxins leaving your body quickly-- certain parts of the face correspond to organs too- I remember reading once that the chin reacts from the liver- ..boils tend to hurt reeeally bad...and go deep into the tissue--I think you'd know ...hydrogen peroxide on them will help clear them out. I think I would tough it out and don't stop too early out of fear...that's usually why people don't get results they are seeking. Best luck to you!

Replied by T W
(Milan, Ten, USA)

If you will look up boils on the EC site, you will find that Turmeric will help you get rid of boils. It is so good that it even helps heal MRSA boils. Give it a look-see.

H2O2 Side Effects
Posted by Olivia (Brooklyn, New York) on 06/14/2008
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Caution drinking Hydrogen Peroxide: I tried drinking less than a quarter capful of Rite Aid brand 3% hydrogen peroxide this morning in a 12 oz glass of water. I immediately felt my body tingling and I drank another glass of water to dilute the effect. Within minutes I felt a weird sensation and had to rush to the bathroom. I have been rushing to the bathroom practically all morning. I did not know whether to laugh or cry because I suffer from chronic constipation and I thought I welcome the frequent bathroom visits but not due to an upset stomach. I drank another glass of water and continued feeling funny. I went to Rite Aid and spoke to the pharmacist who told me I should be okay. I felt better after having a late breakfast. I have a sensitive stomach and I was told the HP may have been too much of an irritant for it. Just a word of caution if you are going to use 3% like I did for the first time, maybe you should start with one drop and see the effect or diarrhea and a racing pulse may be the side effect for a while. It is now about five hours later and I feel almost normal.

Replied by Kevin
(Bancroft, NE)

I would never ingest over-the-counter HP, because of the additives. That is probably what made you nauseous!

Replied by Caleb
(Hendersonville, TN)

Over the counter 3.5% HP is NOT food grade, it is for topical use and has metallics in it that are harmful when consumed. 35% FOOD GRADE HP (diluted) is the only HP safe for consuming.

Replied by Pahlee
(Phila., Pa.)

I have been on this site for quite some time now, and this is the first that I have heard of about using h2o2 for a laxative, is there anymore information on h202 for a laxative. please inform me, thanx


Posted by Lynne (Texas, USA) on 04/11/2013

Hi TED/Bill, For seboheric dematitis, I am using TED remedy ACV H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide 1%) + Water = 1:1:10 on my scalp. But, I can see hairs coming out when I wash my scalp with this mixture but my scalp itching and scaling is healing to some extent. Does prolonged use of this solution cause permanent damage to scalp follicles, hair loss etc?

I found an article that suggested 1% Hydrogen peroxide can cause damage to scalp follicles and baldness, and I am worried with the above solution.

Hair Lightener

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Posted by Wendy (Ontario Canada) on 03/19/2011
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hydrogen peroxide actually is a safe alternative to bleach LOL for those of us who want lighter/blonder hair it works awesome to lighten it up... I just spray 3% on certain areas or do strands... sitting in the sun helps more ;-) alternating with lemon juice can get you some nice highlights...

Heart Issues

Posted by Robert (Cincinnati, Ohio) on 06/24/2009

Question: I have four stints in my heart. How would hydrogen peroxide therapy effect me and should I do it?

Replied by Jo
(Bourg, La 70343)

Hi, my name is Jo. I have 6 stints. I have been taking the food grade hydrogen peroxide in water 1x a day for almost 2 years. Is there any information you can give me about the benefits of this treatment for heart patients? Should I increase the treatments, 2x daily? Thanks

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Jo, have you read up on Cayenne for the heart?

Hepatitis C

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Posted by Patty (St Petersburg, Florida) on 09/08/2008

RE: Hydrogen Peroxide Food Grade: Hi, can anyone advise if this remedy would be worth trying for Hepatitis C? I don't want to go on Interferon (again) as it has left a horrible bunch of side effects like brain fogg and arthritis to name a few. If it is worth a try what would you recommend the dosage to be in the beginning to help clear this virus?

Replied by Patti
(Milpitas, CA)

Hey Patty, check out what was said here. 01/26/2008: BECCA from Farmington, Utah https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/hep_c.html#HYDROGENPEROXIDE
She talks about her Hep c and how she had good results. Hope this helps

Hepatitis C
Posted by BECCA (Farmington, Utah) on 01/26/2008
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35% FOOD GRADE H202 CURED ME OF HEP C. GO FIGURE!~ In 2001 I was in a 8 month study for the pegatron- interferon treatment and found i was not getting any better. In fact I felt like I was dying. On the 8th month of being bed ridden (I couldnt get up for a 5 minute span for 8 months), I decided to try the 3% h202 treatment and added the ratio 1 part to 30 parts of pegatron. (I didnt know about the different grades at the time). I figured it would heal or kill. NOT RECOMMENDED without DR supervision. (Needless to say I was kicked off the study). But after the treatment, instantly I felt a cleansing and that was first time in 8 months I felt human. I got up and cleaned my kitchen and stayed up for about an hour. I was truly amazed. The next visit to my Doctor revealed the HCV was gone after only 5 treatments. And in addition, the HV as a child also disappeared. I have not had a reoccurance of the HCV and its been 7 yrs now!

Now I use the 35% H202 for just about everything. IT WORKS!! NOW I drink 3 drops of 35% in 8 oz purified water- 3 times a day along with vitamin C&E supplement for my maintenece of good health program. I am NOT a doctor and dont proclaim to be one. I just know it worked for me and I was one hopeless case before the H2o2 treatment! PEACE

Replied by Donna
(Tampa, Fl)

hi my name is Donna i was diagnosed with hep c in 2003 but believe ive had it since 1989 i did the inerferon and ribaviron treatments approximately 4 months before having to discontinue them i was so sick i couldnt get out of bed only to use the restroom i went from weighing 135 to 89lbs and literally turned grey i would have died if i were to have continued the treatments however the virus did go in remission for approximately 17 months and then returned i can not go through the treatments again and i am really ill with the crap again i am intrested in trying the h2o2 therapy but i am not sure of the dosage i should take anyone who may have any info on this please let me know i cant go on like this im truely desperate i do have several other health problems such as copd and chronic bronchitis and several herniated discs and degenerative disc disease as well as several pinched nerves and mild scoliosis and fibermyalgia fibercystic breast disease and was hoping this therapy may help with some of those things as well any info would be greatly appreciated

thank you Donna

Replied by Sheryl
(Ellsworth, Maine, Usa)

In response to Donna from Tampa: Please research "Iodine" here in Earth Clinic. I believe you will find help there for your fibromyalgia and fibrocystic breast disease - perhaps more. LOTS of good information!! Please try it.

Replied by Hills

Hi, I have hard about the use of hydrogen peroxide food grade 35%, it is said that it should be diluted with water. No one seems to give the the quantity of water to be used as against the number of drop per day as u go progressively. What I mean is, if u are to us one drop of H2O2, what is the quantity of water to be used. And when increase the H2O2 what will be the quantity of water. Can H2O2 cure herpes permenently? What is the protocol for taken it and the method of usage. Thanks

(Charleston WV)

Download the book named one minute cure talks about h202. Please read the book. It will give you all of the information you need to know about the mixture.

High Blood Pressure

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Posted by Joan (Richardson, TX) on 07/16/2006
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I use pharmacy strength hydrogen peroxide -- drops in glass of water twice a day (about 7 drops thus far). My moderately elevated blood pressure reduced to normal, according to my doctor's records, without use of drugs. How long should I continue to pursue this treatment? Should I continue longer or cycle on and off in some way?


Posted by Ben (Cape Town, South Africa) on 02/21/2009

Even though I know that one and all will be hesitant to claim that H2O2 does in some way help for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus,or for that matter aid towards the destruction of it, I would like to know if anyone out there ever tried h2o2 for this and what their personal results were.

Replied by Joyce
(Joelton, Tn)
510 posts

Hello Ben, I have read that hyrdogen peroxide cures a lot of different things, including HIV. But something else that is readily available, at no added expense, is also said to cure a lot of things including HIV, is urine therapy.

Replied by Anonymous
(Freemindville, World)

Hello someone asked the question about oxygen therapy with hydrogen peroxide and HIV.

First off you know only propaganda and lies about HIV. NO offense to you and 3 billion other people. Don't feel bad. HIV is harmless. We don't know how long Hiv has been in human bodies maybe millions of years. After we had big microscopes we found it. Go to Peter Dunesbergs website. Try to go to Google video and search if they still have the videos the aids myth, or the aids hoax, 10 reasons why aids is..., aids fact or fiction, etc.

Theres a few good videos and I forget if the names I listed are 100% correct but it should get you to the right videos if they haven't all been removed, to cover up the truth. Ok in a nutshell Aids is caused by medication doctors give once they find HIV. Or by drug addicts breaking down their immune system from drug use. This includes gays who use lots of drugs or habitually take antibiotics cause the do anal sex. In poor countries Aids is caused by diareah malnutrition and once again, doctors drugs shipped to those Countries in mass quantities. Just watch the videos check out the websites and wake up from your brainwashing. Learn the truth the 100 billion dollar industry doesn't want you to know.

Replied by Anonymous
(Truthville, World)

Ps ben, this is my second comment I hope both get successfully posted.

Just to mention most of Africans are lactose intolerant and dont drink milk unless its human milk. If your drinking milk from milk powder or cows etc that can give diareah and other problems, which paired with malnutrion causes of aids in Africa. Same with doctors aids drugs. you can have harmless hiv that the drugs and get aids.

Ps no Cocain or those hard street drugs either. you'll get aids that way. 1 Nutrition and 2 ozone therapy or the Hydrogen peroxide will do and 3 detoxify yourself. Get some sulfur so your cell walls can absorb nutrients. I don't want to Talk forever. Do the research and good luck.

Replied by Ben
(Cape Town, South Africa)

Joyce from Joeltown: Run that therapy by me again (that is the urine therapy) please?

Anonymous from Truthville: Really we are no more lactose intolerant than the Britons or the Americans or the Chinese or the Canadians. However, I think one should start some research on the sulpher usage. Thank you so much

Replied by Joyce
(Joelton, Tn)
510 posts

Hello Ben, To get a good rundown on the urine therapy, research it online. There is also a book written on urine therapy title is: "Your Own Perfect Medicine". The urine used is your own. I have no personal knowledge but did read in the book mentioned where some young man said he was not only alive, but feeling well using no therapy except for his urine l4 years after he read about it and decided to try it. It supposedly cures a lot of health problems. If you decided to try that route, urine is a sterile solution unless you happen to have a urinary tract infection. I believe it has also been used IV. Allegedly, in the battlefront hospitals in the last several wars, urine was given IV when plasma was unavailable.

Can't help you with the hydrogen peroxide. It has also been given IV for those whose stomachs will not tolerate oral HP. From what I have read on it, HP is said to cure a lot (if not all) chronic health problems. I can give a personal account of using Bill's inhalation HP. I find it opens your head & chest up so you can breathe easier quite quickly and I had no unwanted reactions or side effects. I wish I had known about it when I caught pertussis (whooping cough) from a patient. That was one time my 50/50 ACV/honey failed me. When I started coughing one night after returning to work, my doctor looked at me and said "Sounds like you need to see the lung man". As I told him, "I know it sounds that way, but the problem is in my head. Feels like someone is spraying glue over my trachea, and my lungs are just working hard to keep it out of my lungs." I think Neti potting the nose with saline to stop the drainage would have been the best way to handle it, but that was before I heard of a neti pot. However flushing the nose with normal saline stopped the cough longer than anything else did. If you want my personal opinion, using both HP and the urine therapy at the same time, would probably be a lot safer than taking the combination of drugs given for HIV.

Replied by Gringo
(Hamilton, Ohio)

To Anonymous from Truthville, I find your remarks ill-informed and offensive. I contacted HIV via a HepB vaccine from a clinic using bad practices (reusing sringes). Your comments are flat out wrong. HIV is debilitating long term if you take no action to correct it. I've never done the drugs you mention, don't share needles or fall into any of the groups you mention. I'm otherwise quite healthy but without attention paid to this disease, it will kill you. Maintaining CD4 counts is a constant challenge. I've used herbal remedies, Beck Protocol, Ozonated water, MMS and H2O2. No cures yet but I'm still drug free and happy about that. I'm not anti-drug, I just know and want to avoid the side effects if I can. I think you should spend more time droning on about something you have some direct knowledge of or just hang out on the other conspiracy theory boards. I don't care how HIV came upon this earth. I don't care if big bad men at Fort Detrick invented HIV in the lab for population control or what. I just know I have it and want to get rid of it before it gets rid of me. H2O2 might be in part the silver bullet that we need. I don't know for sure. I'm definitely willing to try it.

Replied by 2cents
(Rio, Brazil)

HIV is harmless... AIDS is caused by drugs (legal or illegal). The exception is Africa, where AIDS is caused by typical diseases of poverty (TB, malaria, parasite infestation, unclean water, malnutrition).

Forget HIV. There are a thousand good reasons to wear rubbers, but preventing AIDS is not one of them.

The discoverer of HIV (who won a Nobel Prize in 2008) had to say this about HIV:


It's a scam. It has been a scam since the early 80s.

Replied by Decency
(Lagos, Nigeria)

Please, Gringo from Hamilton, it is a pity that nobody has come to say that he has used the therapy for HIV, and it is ridiculous that you as a person have not tried it. i will urge you to try it and get us informed that you are cured, then we will start a crusade all over the word for the use of h202. i wish you all the best in health. I love you.

Replied by Renee
(Torrance, California)

To Ben (from Cape Town, South Africa): In answer to your question about hydrogen peroxide and HIV -- good news, according to Dr. David Williams' research on food grade hydrogen peroxide ( http://educate-yourself.org/cancer/benefitsofhydrogenperozide17jul03.shtml ), "the following is only a partial listing of conditions in which H202 therapy has been used successfully":

Allergies, Altitude Sickness, Alzheimer's, Anemia, Arrhythmia, Asthma, Bacterial Infections, Bronchitis, Cancer, Candida, Cardiovascular Disease, Cerebral Vascular Disease, Chronic Pain, Diabetes Type 11, Diabetic Gangrene, Diabetic Retinopathy, Digestion Problems, Epstein-Barr Infection, Emphysema, Food Allergies, Fungal Infections, Gingivitis, Headaches, Herpes Simplex, Herpes Zoster, HIV Infection, Influenza, Insect Bites, Liver Cirrhosis, Lupus Erythematosis, Multiple Sclerosis, Parasitic Infections, Parkinsonism, Periodontal Disease, Prostatitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Shingles, Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Ulcers, Viral Infections, Warts, Yeast Infections.

So "yes" H202 has been used to successfully treat HIV. I personally believe that praying and asking God to bless each thing you do will synergistically increase its power.

God bless you.

Hot Tubs

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Posted by Deborah (Edmonton, Canada) on 05/03/2009

Hi, This information may be on your site somewhere but I haven't accessed it yet. I was wondering if you could tell me of a chemical free solution to keeping a hot tub. The therapeutic value of hydrotheray is nullified by the chlorine/bromide we have to use. I do have an ultraviolet light. Do you recommend food grade hydrogen peroxide?

Thank you

Replied by Ron S
(Lloydminster, Alberta)
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I have used food grade h202 in my hot tube for many years. It works well.

Replied by Trena
(Virginia Beach, Va, United States)

My husband and I no longer want to use chlorine and bromine and all the other toxic chemicals in our hot tub either. I've done a lot of research and hunting to find natural alternatives. I have found 3. We are trying the first one right now. I can't give any brand names or anything but I can tell you it is a colloidal silver. Emptied and cleaned the hot tub taking out all parts possible and cleaned with a toothbrush. Filled up the hot tub with tap water using a carbon filter. All I did was dump the 16oz bottle of colloidal silver and it's been sparkling clean for a month now. We use our hot tub every night. But here's the kicker. We do shower every time before we get in the tub. Bought 35% H2O2 and when I empty the hot tub after 3 months....I will try this method but I won't use the carbon filter to fill the hot tub with this method. The 3rd one I will try will be another natural product. All I do is dump one bottle in every 3 months and that is it. So far the colloidal silver product is awesome! No smell and we are so clean!


Thanks for the info. We are new to having a hot tub and searching for the healthiest way too! Can you update us on what the 3rd thing was and which was best. How much H202 did you use and how often?

Thanks so much!


Replied by Audra

Hi Ron,

How do you determine the amount. How often do you add and do you use anything else?

We just bought a house with one, but have no experience and would prefer to keep it healthy without chlorine and chemicals if possible. Thanks for any advice!

How Peroxide Works

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Posted by Joe (NC) on 10/26/2020
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In 2009, it was discovered that peroxide is what attracts the white blood cells to the scene of a flesh wound.


In 2019, it was discovered killing bacteria and removing toxins is only half of the job white blood cells are tasked with. The other half is brick and mortar rebuilding of tissues!

Peroxide was supposed to be 'Holy Water' but the pope was drunk or something.

EC: Wow! Everyone should read that peroxideman page.

Replied by Cindy
(Illinois, USA)
334 posts

That might explain the myriad of the variety of complications that stem from chronic dehydration and resolve themselves with hydration. I doubt the body can make H2O2 at the levels it needs without enough H2O from which to synthesize it which would create problems unique to the individual based on its unique exposures to toxins, bacteria and viruses and all of the individual's other unique "injuries".

I've often wondered why hydrating effects so many and such widely diverse issues so quickly as all sickness appears to stem from dehydration - which now makes perfect sense, with the H2O2 connection.

It would also explain what has always appeared to me as the extremely diverse activities of what is obviously mis-named "the immune system" as it has always seemed to function in a far wider capacity - primarily with regard to bone and tissue "repair".

Awesome! Thanks for the scoop!

Replied by Anon
(North of the Mason-Dixon Line)

If hydration was the solution, my knees which were damaged years ago would be healed by now.

Replied by Cindy
(Illinois, USA)
334 posts

Hey again Joe!!

I have plantar warts that I experiment on but it just occurred to me that my mother had the same and we both cut them down with razor blades, basically our whole lives, but she would cut into them, like with a cone shape, I didn't, but I remember her saying that her feet never felt better than when she cut too deep and hit a blood vessel but, given the info on the page you shared, it makes perfect sense, doesn't it? Because nicking a blood vessel would trigger the hydrogen peroxide response! She didn't do it on purpose but when she did it accidentally, she always got a much better effect.

Anyway, I've been experimenting on mine for years and I can get rid of them but I don't. I let them come back so I can experiment on them - anyway, I sprayed 3% hydrogen peroxide on a gauze pad and held it on there a few minutes and soaked a q-tip and wet it down real good before I put my sock and shoe back on and forgot about it. Until today and it's smaller AND softer. So I reapplied and will see what happens but the information you've shared pretty much changes everything - at least, for ME, in my quest to make it all as simple as possible by experimenting. It's like getting a brand new toy!! So, thanks again, Joe!! AND Earth Clinic, of COURSE!! Here, you gave me this awesome surprise present and I didn't get you ANYthing!! ROFL!!

Replied by Cindy
(Illinois, USA)
334 posts

Update on hydrogen peroxide I put on my plantar warts on left foot, two days in a row and this is my third day.

I just soaked a pad and put it on the warts for probably not even 2 minutes, day before yesterday, yesterday and just now but it's almost gone already!

I'm getting too old for this particular experiment and my daughter's becoming concerned about being unsteady on my feet so I'm going to try one more thing - aspirin first, on my other foot, aspirin paste first then the peroxide to see what happens but then I'm just going to finish them off.

It also occurs to me that the peroxide's effectiveness with the inhalation method may be for the same reason. As in, the lungs aren't bleeding which is what triggers production of the hydrogen peroxide that tells the brain to send help and, so, if you inhale it, it's there and, theoretically, that would trigger the brain to send help despite the absence of an injury and actually tackle the issue, whatever it might be. Pure speculation, obviously, but it sure makes me wonder...