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Iodine and Coconut Oil

Posted by Dorrie K. (Ireland) on 02/02/2018

Can you mix a few drops of iodine with organic coconut vinegar for thyroid problems

Iodine, Coconut Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda

Posted by Rouxby (Folsom, Louisiana, Usa) on 07/07/2011

Hi, wonderful site, has given me so much help. Am thinking that I have Candida, bladder infections, yeast infections, very uncomfortable stomach, difficult to eat much because of the discomfort, even water seems to bloat me. Stomach feels like ones stomach does when you have been in a fearful situation. Aso the rumbling, growling and feeling of movement and of of course the diarrhea Low grade headaches, brain fog, don't feel up to par most of the time, not the greatest amount of energy.

So have given up sugar, flour and still learning what else I cannot eat

My concern is that I have been using coconut oil and ACV with baking soda, some relief, but I am concerned that I am on an iodine regime and wondering if they should not be taken with one another.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

It seems to me it is a BAD idea to be mixing supplements as a general rule. The stomach has a PH value of about 1. That is fairly acidic, and many different compounds react and combine with each other in unpredictable ways. Mostly the stomach breaks down larger compounds into smaller, absorbable compounds. But many compounds, including many of the different supplements do interact with each other in unpredictable ways....Oscar

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

A lot of supplements work better in combination, not on their own! That is the reason why when you buy a certain supplement it often comes together with others!

Replied by Jumpingjackflash
(Mckinney, Tx)

I would highly recommend trying some probiotics/prebiotics. A lot of what you mention sounds like at a minimum a Gluten intolerance or at worse Celiacs disease. The first thing you can do is buy some Kefir at the grocery store and start drinking that. If you get results with that, look for some concentrated probiotics -- can typically find them at the upscale grocery stores. They come refrigerated. Look for one that has a large amount of Bifidium.

Another thing you can try is half a full size lime squeezed into a glass, add some water, then baking soda -- this helped my Mom with her indigestion/acid reflux.

I mix Lugol's with Vitamin C -- and take that on an empty stomach. Iodine and Vit C are synergistic. I don't think there would be an issue with mixing in ACV. I prefer to take EVCO right before a meal (once in the morning and once in the evening) and with that I'll take any fat soluble vitamins I may be taking (Vit D, E, etc.)

Replied by Ds
(Us, Usa)

I've also been wondering about mixing the iodine with my ACV drink. I've recently upped my ACV to 2 T (and I think doing better with that increase) as well as increasing the baking soda to 1/2 tsp (from 1/4).

Unlike many, I don't put honey in my ACV drink (but I do use local raw honey otherwise every day).

In a glass, I add 2 T ACV and 1/2 tsp baking soda. Let it fizz, then add a shot of cranberry juice and fill the rest of the glass almost full with mineral water. I love the taste if I don't add too much of the water, but I always think it might be best if more dilluted.

This morning I added a drop of Atomidine (Edgar Cayce's iodine) to my ACV and baking soda drink, which I think is supposed to be weaker than Lugol's. My system seems to freak when I take the Lugol's, but a drop here and there of the Atomidine seems to be okay. On the day's I don't use the Atomidine drop, I try to have a little bit of kelp in water.

Does anyone know if it's okay to take the ACV, baking soda and Atomidine together? I know the Folk Medicine book says you can use one tsp of ACV with Lugol's and sip with meal, but that's not the same as 2T ACV and 1/2tsp of BS. But I've found some sites on the ACV saying that long-term use of the ACV can bring about iodine deficiency. So it would be nice if we could take them together without issue, or cancelling out any good effects of either.

I just now drank it kinda fast, and stomach started to feel funny. So I took a probiotic tablet (chewed it up a little before swallowing) and that settled my stomach.

Will be eating breakfast in about 30 minutes, and taking Vitamin C, B's, mineral tablet (that I chew before swallowing) and maybe some fulvic acid (just started, take only 1/4 to 1/2 oz. ). I'm never sure if I should take the fulvic acid with or without food. I generally just swallow it down at the beginning of a meal.

If anyone has any input as to this part of my regime, especially my combining the Atomidine and ACV, I'd appreciate feedback very much :)


Replied by Kristi
(Cleburne, Texas)

I have been taking Atomidine in ACV & BS for several years. No problems ever. I've taken 6-7 drops, 6x a day for accute conditions or inflammation, not always in the ACV, though. Sometimes I take it in a tiny bit of juice.

Replied by Deanna
(Augusta, Ga)

My beloved friends on earth clinic. I apologize for sounding like a hypocondriac. I have 60 plus doctors to thank for that calling it all kinds of various things. Along time ago, almost two years ago I asked about a disease called sportricosis. Phil from Dearing GA read my post. A social security doctor said I cannot diagnose you but you have a fungus and or parasites. This is causing cahexia. Well I thought it was cancer related, well as I know now cancer is a fungus. I was sick last week, I have osteoarthritis now I got down to 88 pounds but am 100 now because I am fighting this. When I went to the hospital a PA looked at me and said you have sporotricosis and gave me itroconazole pills which I have not gotten yet. I have been treating my open wounds with iodine which was horrible to get because they use it to make illegal drugs. Please help me to get this out of my lungs and bones and off my skin. Earth Clinic is my last hope or I will die. I have been alkalizing with baking soda and I bought the strips to test my urine. I need exact suppliments, in exact form, either pill or liquid. I bought coconut oil and I have garlic pills, and pill form of grape fruit seed extract. 100 mg, I also have niacin but it does not say B3 on it. I asked a pharmacist about PPKI because when military get this they use that and the pharmacist said itraconazole is best to use.

My opinion here is the medical field stinks they know cancer is a fungus. I shared my story with a lawyer friend of mine because I watched a 4 year old die of what doctors can cure. He went to a ronald McDonald house charity meeting and told a few of them what I said and this is what he told me, yes they know it is a fungus but we need money. SICKENING. HIS SISTER-IN-LAW JUST HAD 2 BREASTS REMOVED. So he is apalled and shocked. I also have been doing my blood sugar as I have printed the archive on earth clinic about cancer. The doctors told me to soak in bleach no no no it helps the cancer. I beg of people on here to tell me how to get rid of this and also the new doc I have wants me to keep on vaseline for 10 days and he said he will address the fungus later. Hey this is over 2 years I fought this and it takes me 2 hours in the AM, to even move let alone the scarring. They said self inflicted wounds, no these are ulcers that break open and grow in size, I have packed some in baking soda which closes them with no scars as well as iodine with no scarring. Please someone help me with getting this out of my lungs. Everyone here is better help thean any medical doctors. What a shame little children die because MEN need money. Sincerely, Deanna

Replied by Jc
(Boston, Ma)

Interesting comment that ACV can lower iodine in your body. I hope those with knowledge can weight in. The Edgar Cayce Iodine you mention is the same as Nascent iodine. A site I found states that one drop equals 400 mcg of iodine.

Keep in mind that Lugol's solution is mostly potasium iodine (about 93%) and the balance is iodine. So it is not a true apples to apples comparison.

Replied by Debbie
(Melbourne, Australia)

Deanna, so sorry to hear about your predicament. Re the osteoarthritis, many people on this site have had relief by drinking the Unrefined apple cider vinegar (2tblespns with 8oz water). I also cured by toenail fungus by ingesting the ACV so I presume if it gets rid of fungus in toenails by drinking it, it would also get rid of fungus in the rest of the body.

Also instead of garlic pills you would be better of chopping the garlic into small pieces and swallowing it whole. What I do with garlic is to chop it in a blender and mix with carrot and parsley and add it to sauces after I have cooked them. That way you are getting the raw garlic into you.

If I were you I would also have wheatgrass juice daily fresh if you can get it or in powdered form. You can google Ann Wigmore for the benefits of wheatgrass. You can make your own.

Best of luck.

Replied by Christine
(Bellingham, Wa, Usa)

Hi Deanna,

Regarding your fungus infection I would try two things: Sage tea, the sage oil is excreted from your body via the lungs, and on its way out it kills a lot of infections. The second is a mixture of fungi, if you can get it take Ganoderma lucidum (reishi) with perhaps Phellinus igniaris or linteus, and Trametes versicolor. These will adjust your immune system to recognise and fight foreign cells and cancer cells. I find them locally in the forest (I actually use Ganoderma tsugae when I cn find it), but you can buy them online as tinctures and as dried mushrooms. I take a palmful of each mushroom and dump them into a 1 litre vacuum flask before bed, add hot water then leave it overnight to steep and drink over the course of the next day. The response is dose dependent, ie the more you take the quicker it works within reason. These mushrooms have virtually zero toxicity, but in case you have allergies, try them one at a time in small doses to make sure you are OK with them.

Iodine, Sodium Thiosulfate, Borax

Posted by Anon (Anon) on 11/07/2011

Is it safe to mix iodine with sodium thiosulfate and borax in water?

Medication and Supplements

Posted by Suna (London, England) on 08/04/2012

I have had chronic herpes for over 12 years and have tried so many treatments. Today I take 2 x 200mg Acyclovil everyday. I am now going to try Red Algae. My question is "should I continue with Acyclovil as well?" peace

Medication and Supplements
Posted by Susan (New York) on 12/04/2011

Bill from San Fernando,

I have learned great deal from all your posts. Can you take Zinc Gluconate powder at the same time with lysine and vitamin c? I read somewhere that zinc interfere with regular antibiotic pills.

Medication and Supplements
Posted by Aki (Singapore) on 09/06/2011

Need your advise if I can take fenugreek if I'm taking medicine such as Vit C and stress tab. Also, if you undergo operation, should you stop taking or have a rest? If so, how long?

Your replies are much appreciated.

Thank you.

Replied by Lily
(Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Hi Aki, Vit C and stress tabs are not meds. Fenugreek is a herb, you can take them all together, or separate them throughout the day, whichever you like. Cheers Lily.

Replied by Aki

Thanks Lily. Just curious, maybe you know, I've been taking Fenugreek since 8th Sept but still no result of estrogen in my bustline.

Really appreciate your response. Cheers!

Replied by Maria
(Gippsland, Australia)

Hi Aki, If you are going to hospital for an operation they usually like you to stop taking supplements about 2 weeks beforehand. Some Drs now understand the importance of vit c and how any operation depletes the patient of vit c and so recommend it before and after the op (although I don't think many do). Here is a brief article:

Medication and Supplements
Posted by Sophia (Newport Beach, Ca Us) on 08/30/2011

Is taking grapefruit seed extract for diverticulitis dangerous when taking Cipro? Thks

Replied by Anna
(Daytona, Florida)

Please be very careful using grapefruit seed extract. I used it an acutually deveoped diverticuli from it. Ialso got candida after using it for 3 days. I am still battling the candida today. What cured me of my diverticulus was taking probiotics daily and changing my diet. More fat , less carbs more nuts and meat fish and vegetables. Fat helps this move in the colon. It's like oiling up a car.. Thing move more freely. And No I didn't increase my fiber for diverticulus. I read that fiber from grains actually make it worse.

Replied by Robert Henry
(Ten Mile, Tn Usa)

I question every conclusion you say in this thread. You may be right, but years on this site say otherwise. How do you know what causes what? Give us more facts. GSE is a fungiside, how can it cause candidia?

Replied by Frankie
(Madison, Al)

Annie from Daytona-

I just want to give a big amen to your gut-healing protocol. I have been following a similar program [no nuts] with excellent results. I started with an elemental liquid diet [very expensive though], switched to raw milk, then started myself on bone stock, meat, raw cage-free egg yolks and I stayed very low fiber for weeks. I still eat a lot of the less fibrous veggies [no cabbage or celery except juiced] which I cook to death in stock and then puree it all together in the blender. I do not use any grain products or legumes and only minimal sugars [I juice veggies every day, including carrots, my main source of sugars]. My other source of sugars is homeade probiotic drinks [beet kvass and kefir]. Six months ago, I felt like I wasn't gonna make it through another day. Now my symptoms are gone, and my general health and energy are much improved. I am able to work again.

I am slowly starting to add more fibrous foods back - but I do not intend to add back gluten grains. When I feel like it's ok to introduce non-gluten grains, like oatmeal, I will alone try them after they have been fermented for easier digestion. Grains are not nearly as healthy for many of us as we have been led to believe.

If a person tries to follow mainstream 'health' guidelines, such as the gov recommended DASH diet, and your guts are not optimal, you risk wrecking your health - I know, I did that. If you have lesions or inflammation in your guts, you CANNOT tolerate a high fiber diet and you've got no business eating grains - not even whole, organic, sprouted or fermented. So, trust your body [not your tastebuds] to let you know what it needs for its healing at any particular time. Not what media 'wisdom' will tell you to do.

PS - I also had a bad reaction to GSE, although some people I know swear by it. Healing is not a one size fits all deal. Like you, I would advise anyone who wants to use it to be very, very careful.

Medication and Supplements
Posted by Mary (Sydney, Australia) on 07/27/2011

I take 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of tumeric with oil and warm water after lunch every day (when I can) for sinus and congestion issues. I would like to take it in the morning after breakfast as I am not home at lunch time and it is very inconvenient. I also take some vitamins and other medications after breakfast. My question is: can I take my tablets at the same time as taking the cayenne pepper mixture in the morning or should I keep them separate. Thanks for your help.

Replied by Lily
(Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Hi Mary, Yes, you can take the cayenne pepper with the vitamins in the morning. Cheers Lily.

Medications and Remedies

Posted by Tupac (Durban, Natal,south Africa) on 11/28/2012

I am on arv's, 3 in one, once per day at night. Can I also take virgin coconut oil say after 12 hours. Will there be any adverse reactions or will the performance of arv's be affected by th coconut oil. Prior to taking arv's, I took about 3 tablespoons of cocnut oils faithfully every day for about a mnth and half. Unfortunately viral load increased dramatically and cd-4 counts dropped to very dangerous levels to 47. Now on arv's. Please advise. Thank you. Tupac

Medications and Remedies
Posted by Mmddmike4 (Evansville, In) on 11/24/2012

I take lithium c and serpquel for mania and am having great luck with it.... I am drinking 2 or three cups of chamomile tea for migraines, is it ok to mix this? I am having no ill effect but just want to be sure before I do something to mess up my blood chemistry...thanks

Medications and Remedies
Posted by Kathy (the USA) on 11/16/2012

If you take an antibiotic for a tooth abscess is it harmful to take dry mustard for constipation? Can they be spaced about 1/2 hr. apart? Could there be some kind of conflict because someone posted they took the mustard as an alternative to antibiotics.

Medications and Remedies
Posted by Jammy (USA) on 09/14/2012

What a wonderful site!!! Just starting having pain in knee (symptoms indicate athiritis) so have started taking ACV (Today). I also take hypertension tablets (enalapril and bendrofluthiazide) and take bisoprolol as apparently I have a diastolic dysfunction. Does anyone know if there are any contraindications of taking ACV with the tablets I am on? Rather not see Dr about knee pain as suspect will then be on jabs of some sort or other and tired of Hospitals!!

Medications and Remedies
Posted by Audreyfromjamaica (Kingston, Jamaica) on 11/26/2011

Help! I need to know if I can take Apple Cider Vinegar with panadol. I have been taking Apple Cider Vinegar for about 3 months now, but today I experienced the worst cramps along with vomiting so therefore I had to take couple panadol, will it affect me if I take both Apple Cider Vinegar and panadol menstrual before retiring to bed?

Replied by Lily
(Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Hi Audrey, Yes you can take apple cider vinegar with panadol. Lily.

Medications and Remedies
Posted by Laura (Orlando, Fl) on 10/21/2011

Thank you guys for your response to my question. Here's the thing though - I was told that grapefruit enhances the potency of the meds. In my case thyroid meds, not the opposite. So now I am more confused. Anyone else with a suggestion???

Replied by Maria
(Gippsland, Australia)

Hi Laura, The info you require should be on the leaflet inside the medication box. If there is any known interreaction between a medication and something it will be there. As Gail said her box has a warning sticker on it. My friend is on a few meds and now with her new one she was told not to have grapefruit with it, also Carly said she was told not to take something that would interact with her perscription so you should have been either told verbally or via a sticker or in the leaflet. If you are still unsure avoid the juice until you get your next script filled out and when you do ask the pharmacist if there is.

Medications and Remedies
Posted by Laura (Orlando, Fl) on 10/20/2011

Hey EC:

Can anyone tell me if its unsafe to drink grapefruit juice with medication? Someone mentioned this to me the other day and I was stunned. Then I figure why not ask EC, the best people in the world in my opinion. Awaiting an early response. Thanks everyone.

Replied by Gail
(Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

you don't mention what meds you're on, but there should be a warning on the box, I have one on one of my blood pressure meds but not on the others, check with your pharma just to be sure, cheers

Replied by Carly
(Seattle, Wa - Usa)

Hi Laura,

I was told not to take amoxicillin with citrus juices years back as it would make the amoxicillin weaker. I think there are quite a few things that don't go with O. J. and Grapefruit Juice.

If you do a web search putting in the name of your drug along with the words "interacts with" or "foods that react with" you should be able to see a list of them.

It seems like the doctors or pharmacists would tell us these things, but their time is so limited by the powers that they work for that they don't always have time for us patients. :-(

I had a doctor not tell me (also years ago) that while on the pill if you develop diarrhea it could possibly make the pill not work. I have a daughter today due to this. Blessings in disguise. lol.

Anyway, good on you for looking out for yourself, as in these times, your doctor most likely won't have the time. Sad, but managed health care is what it is.... and what it is is pretty crappy.



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