Side Effects from Common Home Remedies

Co Q10
Posted by Christine (Nottingham, England) on 06/30/2012

Thank you for your response. The reason I wanted use q10 was to lower his blood pressure. Apple cider is not helping with this. I dont want the doctors to try and make him take meds. It is a worry because he has to stents in his arteries due to narrowing. At that time his cholesterol was 10.5. It is now around 7. I keep trying different things to help. I may look into hawthorn berry , niacin etc.

Co Q10
Posted by Sara (The Beach, Canada) on 06/30/2012

Co q10 is something the body makes by itself the only reason to supplement is if he has a deficiency of it. It is recommended that a person take a coq10 sup with a statin because statins deplete q10. If he is not taking statins I would check to make sure if he has enough already and stop the pills.

Co Q10
Posted by Christine (Nottingham, England) on 06/30/2012

My husband has many heart heath issues icluding high blood pressure. Very high cholesterol and an irregular heart beat. He cannot take statins. We also know the dangers of these drugs. I started him on 150 mg of Q10. He was up all night urinating. He also had a bad headache from dehydration. I lowered the dose to 30 mg. I have tried to increase the dose to 60mg but he gets the same problems. Can anyone shed any light as to why this should be. Many thanks Christine

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Sheila (San Diego, Ca) on 06/22/2012

Hi Meredith, Try testing your saliva's pH level (using testing method from "The Acid-Alkaline Diet" by Christopher Vasey, N. D. ). If it is highly acidic in your mouth, it may be too acidic to heal your gums. If I recall correctly, hydrogen peroxide is acidic, and I recall reading one dentist's recommendation that the gums would heal quicker in mouth closer to alkaline. Don't quote me on that! You'll have to search around yourself. I'm assisting my husband at the moment with his receding gum line. He recently bought a WaterPik and is using it every day. I'm trying to get him to slow down and take his recovery in stages, acclimating his body, avoiding a Herxheimer or healing crisis if he does too much.

In your shoes, I would test my saliva first, and start rinsing or gargling with diluted baking soda after brushing. We avoid fluoride toothpaste, and now are avoiding glycerin in oral care products, and moderately supplementing minerals for oral health, and easing into a new nutritional program, among other things.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Citygirl27 (Richardson, Tx, Usa) on 06/21/2012

I recommend using HP for dental use no more than MAX 1x every other day (pref 2-3x a week) for this reason. My dad lost 3 teeth using HP too often in his waterpik, and my mom got receding gums because (according to her) her dentist told her to use it 3-4x a day.

You can have too much of a good thing. Once its finished oxidizing the baddies, it starts oxidizing good tissue and you don't want that.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Meredith (Dubbo, Nsw Australia) on 06/20/2012

Help! As per many of your suggestions I tried the 3% HP as a mouthwash/teeth whitener but unfortunately even though by the sounds of it, it seems to have helped many with gum problems, since using it my gums on the bottom teeth have receded considerably to expose an unattractive brownish colour. What to do? I have tried the niacin, vit C and CQ10 combo for 2 months now but that has not helped at all. I realise we're all different but I'm at a loss to explain why I've had such bad luck with HP when clearly it works wonders for others.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 06/14/2012 2073 posts

Niacinamide is a flush free form of niacin. If you do have Fluke infestation then you may also have some type of bacterial infection as bacteria are waste products of Flat & Round worms. This connection explains why I experienced pronounced releif while using Uva Ursi or Cranberry, among other herbs. Here is a link to the Candida - Aldehyde connection.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Kk (Seattle, Wa) on 06/13/2012

I remember getting severe flashes in the face with long lasting redness on H2O2. The higher the dose of H2O2 I was getting the longer the flash would last.

I see that Niacin can cause flashes too. Could you please explain how does it work that niacin/molybden counteract some side effects of H2O2, like flashing.

Is there any reference to look this up. Did you figure out this yourself?

I have liver FT elevation (possible fluke infection). I am treating it now, I 'll have to research this and try niacin/molybden when my LFTs are down.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Kk (Seattle, Wa) on 06/09/2012

Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa, Thank you for thinking about me.

I know that H2O2 did some good to me. I have to learn how to do it correctly. My face still flashes sometimes and gets very red after exercises, even if I do not use it for a month already. You right about candida, I have this problem. I'll do the detox with Niacin and Molybden for a week and will post back.


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 06/09/2012 2073 posts

Kk, if you have had a Candida infection for any length of time it is likely you also have some aldehyde toxicity. About two months ago I suspected this was one of my problems, supplemented NAD and MolyB (already use Z&A) and experienced detox for about 5 days. Aldehyde could be causing the reaction to the H2O2 so go ahead and start w/ an aldehyde detox for about 1 week, then start the Stabilized Oxy at 2 drops for starters in between meals and work your way up to not more than 10 drops 2x daily. Limit sugars and use lots of Garlic, Oregano, and Cinnamon to help kill the nasty Candida. Give us an update on your progress.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Kk (Seattle, Wa) on 06/08/2012

To: Timh from Louisville, Ky- I got this liquid oxygen it says to take it diluted in water. It does not say empty or full stomach.

I did not understand about side effects with that. So I should supplement with Molybden, niacin, vit Z, A... To avoid side effects. Is this right? Thanks

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky) on 06/06/2012 2073 posts

Kk, sorry I didn't mention any adverse effects from Stabilized Oxygen (but then again I didn't have adverse effects from H2O2 either despite a plethora of health problems). After reading about the aldehyde connection w/ yeast or fungus, I began using MolyB and NAD w/ very noticeable improvements. Supplementing Zinc/Vit-A is also recommended as they are critical to immune health as well as gastrointestinal integrity. Challenge your fear and gain confidence with the "start low and go slow" method/motto for supplementation.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Kk (Seattle, Wa) on 06/04/2012

Hi, thanks for the recommendation. I am still scared to start it again, but if I give it a try I'll get molybden and niacin.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 06/04/2012 2073 posts

Kk from Seattle, start off w/ not more than 5 drops 2 hrs following meals. The after meal theory supposedly reduces acidity while boosting oxygen. There are several brands w/ varying potencies so just follow labeled recommendation would be best. Also be sure to supplement Niacin and Molybdum so as to avoid aldehyde toxicity and the cascading oxidation that can happen w/ especially H2O2 therapy.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Kk (Seattle, Wa) on 06/03/2012

to Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa:

I like your suggestion on stabilized oxygen and want to try. I have candida and bad reactions to H2O2 such as severe sleepiness, weakness, redness of the face, nausea. I almost starved on it because felt like my food was not moving through even 6 hrs apart from taking it. I ened up taking it in am and eating only late afternoon. Eventually had to stop. It cleared my eyes redness and I lost weight on it.

I want to try that liquid oxygen. Do you take it on empty stomach apart from meals? Have you seen in yourself any reactions to that?

Thanks for the recommendations.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 06/02/2012 2073 posts

Eszter, If you have severe Candida it is almost certain you have some toxic aldehydes (a byproduct of fungal metabolism/fermentation) present in the body. This could explain the side effects of H2O2 therapy. In this event take 500mg Niacinamide 3x and 500mcg 1x Molybdem daily for 1 week then try the H2O2 again.

If you still have bad effects from H2O2 then it is advised to switch to a different form of oxygen for oral consumption. This other supplement is Stabilized Oxygen / Sodium Chlorite (NAClO2). I use 10-15 drops daily to increase my depleted O levels w/ good results (more energy).

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Eszter (Veszprem, Hungary) on 06/01/2012
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Dear Earth Clinic, I would really appreciate it if you could answer my question. I started taking 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide diluted in distilled water a month ago to heal my candida problems. The protocol that I used was by Dr David G. Williams starting with 3 drops 3 times a day, increasing the dose with one drop each day. I have already reached 20 drops 3 times a day but I had to drop it back because I felt sick.

After a few days taking it I experienced a number of side effects (diarrhea, nausea) but the most worrying one is having a severe heartburn that I have never had before in my entire life. My tongue has had a white coating on it for years now because of the Candida infection but I cured it well gargling with 3% H2O2. After experiencing heartburn the white-greyish coating returned on my tongue even though I still gargle with it. But now I cannot get rid of it. My mouth tastes sour all the time and my heartburn is pretty bad. I am a little worried taking it so I stopped using it.

What am I supposed to do? Is it only healing crisis or my body just can't take H2O2? Should I continue taking it? Is it the right dosage? Thank you so much, Regards, Eszter from Hungary

Beet Root
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 05/31/2012 2073 posts

... The liver being the body's cleaning camp can get overwhelmed w/ waste so the beet purges the waste out and causes sickness as it reenters the bloodstream by way of the gut (theoretically). Prior to cleanse take a spoonful of bentonite clay or a couple caps charcoal. I would follow w/ either some garlic or oregano in case of infections.

Beet Root
Posted by Jenny (Sydney, Australia) on 05/30/2012

Hi Oldriska. I agree - start with less and build up. Also google mini beet protocol and that suggests eating an apple after to stop nausea, vomiting etc. I have been juicing beets for 6 weeks and initially felt quite sick if I didn't eat an apple afterwards but now can go without and juice a cup of beetroot and some carrots. I haven't followed exactly the Mbp as asparagus and fennel are too expensive. Interesting as the taste of the beets have changed over the time and are now quite sweet and nice tasting. Build up slowly. All the best.

Beet Root
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 05/29/2012

Oldriska, use MUCH less, I use just a slice in my smoothie.

Beet Root
Posted by Oldriska (Prague, Czech Republic) on 05/29/2012
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Better But With Side Effects

Hi, I was wondering if anyone else experienced severe stomach pain (followed by diarrhea and vomiting), sore throat and fatigue after drinking fresh beetroot juice? I've always loved beetroot, but only had it cooked or pickled before. Now I used some fresh organic beetroot twice in my juice of celery and carrots, and in both cases I got this bad reaction (nevertheless, I got immediate relief from my neuralgia pain). I've never heard of allergic reaction to beetroot, so am wondering what went wrong. I should say I take "B" vitamins, magnesium and Omega3 supplements 2-3 times a day plus collagen in the evening... maybe the beetroot doesn't go well with all the vitamins? Maybe I used too much of it for my body to take (I used one middle-sized beetroot)? Thank you for your replies.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Jen (Tampa Area, Fl, Us) on 05/24/2012
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This question is directed to Ted, please. Help! I did not know hydrogen peroxide 3% could damage tissue. For 3-4 years I poured about 8 oz. Hydrogen peroxide daily directly on the same spot on my scalp, thinking I was helping it. It only got worse. My scalp seems to have slowly dissolved from the inside. (The pain has been immeasurable for the past several years and I have been on several prescription painkillers for this with almost no pain relief. ) It feels like it dissolved the skeletal muscle under the skin, which has been fraying, stripping and snapping and pulling apart. It spread first to the muscles in my face and neck then damages the skin over them. My muscles working downwards from there on the body have been affected in sequence. Recognized diseases and conditions have been ruled out. I can't get any doctor to investigate the peroxide issue. Please give me suggestions of what I might do to find answers and suggestions for treatment. I desperately need your help. Thank you. Jen

Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses, Baking Soda
Posted by Joan (Nassau, Bahamas) on 05/10/2012
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I have being taking 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda in 6-8 oz glass of water and alternating the same using Apple Cider Vinegar and baking soda soda 1 -2 x per day for the past week and woke up one morning noticing my feet looked slightly swollen but wasnt quite sure, but 3 days after they are now more noticable. What is the reason for this? I started taking these hoping to reduce fibroids. Can you tell me what is wrong, I shall stop taking them after today.

Posted by Rk (London, Uk) on 04/28/2012
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Better But With Side Effects

I used DMSO 1 tablespoon per day and after day 2 or 3, I believe that I was getting a rapid pulse (heartbeat for 4-6 hours) and also some stomach pain and an irritated bowel.

Is this normal, did others get this? I used the DMSO treatment for a skin condition (SC). It worked very very well.

I found that 1/2 teaspoon (large teaspoon) or 1 teaspoon per day were effective dosages. Any answers please?

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Henry (Mississauga, On, Canada) on 03/01/2012

I am severely copper toxic, and I have grey hair. In fact, I started getting gray hair around the time that my copper symptoms became a problem. At that time, my hair test from DDI showed high copper (red), 200 , which is extremely high.

A few years later, I did another hair test and it was normal but I was even worse off. The copper had accumulated in the organs and zinc had cleared free copper. This reduced the uptake by hair follicles.

I am still struggling with getting copper out after 10 years but am finally getting better.

There are over 300 known mutations of the ATP7B gene that cause people to accumulate copper in their organs. Most of these were found recently because genomic sequencing is becoming cheaper and there's obviously more to be found. It's not as "rare" as doctors think.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Zed (New Haven, Ct Usa) on 02/12/2012

Zed from New Haven CT writes: I have suffered from hypertension for over 10 years and take a combination of Atenolol 50 mg and Amlodipine Besylate 5 mg once daily. This combination keeps my blood pressure at or below 120/80. However, I would love to one day find a natural (non-drug) remedy and get off the medications.

I had read about, and tried, ACV by itself but it did not reduce my blood pressure. After reading several posts about using ACV plus baking soda for high blood pressure, I decided to give it a try while monitoring my BP closely. Of course, I continued to take my medication!

I took 2 tbsp of ACV plus 1/2 tsp aluminum-free baking soda 3 times a day for three days and my blood pressure spiked as high as 136/104. Of course I stopped the remedy. It took a few days, but my BP came down, though it is still higher than it was before taking the ACV baking soda. I just checked it at 9:43pm and it was 132/92.

I thought I'd post this and ask Ted or anyone else for suggestions. I have not given up but I am cautious.

Perhaps I did something wrong. I used Eden Organic ACV (Naturally Fermented, Unpasteurized, Raw) and Bob's Red Mill Premium Aluminum Free Baking Soda.

Your feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Flaxseed Oil
Posted by Kathie (Houston, Tx / Usa) on 02/03/2012

I wanted to update my son's situation since I have taken him off of the flax oil and seeds. His breast is much smaller now and he has not grown any more pubic hair. I have also noticed that he does not have emotional outbursts like he used to have.

By the way, I think this post (along with the first post) should be posted under early puberty.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Georgie (Rapid City, Sd) on 01/25/2012
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I started gargling with 3% hydrogen peroxide and have been having a real flare-up of acid reflux. A couple of days after stopping the hydrogen peroxide, the acid reflux went away. Then I started ingesting food grade hydrogen peroxide and the acid reflux has returned. Has anyone else experienced this?

Colon Hydrotherapy
Posted by Bp In La (Los Angeles, California, United States) on 01/20/2012
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Recently, I did a clay colon cleanse that recommended a follow-up colon hydrotherapy session. Toward the end of the hydrotherapy session, I had intense pain in my upper left abdominal area, as if there was a blockage of some kind, and once the clay was past that area the pain subsided.

I want to know if anyone has had the same experience during a hydrotherapy session and what it might be and what can be done? I have not had any professional diagnosis. I am thinking it may be either some kind of polyp, parasite or tumor. Thank you.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Simon (Nazeing, Essex) on 01/12/2012
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Hi, was hoping to get some advice from Ted on hydrogen peroxide. I am taking 3 drops twice a day for over a week, but still feel awfully ill. Have had a relapse on ME and have nausea, brain fog, digestive disturbance, etc. Should I continue with the HP? Any help would be so appreciated. Thank you, Simon

Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Therapy
Posted by Jason (Witham, Essex, England) on 01/12/2012
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Hi, I inhaled some hydrogen peroxide 3% from the chemist using a nasal spray into my mouth 4 days ago. I did about 4 pumps 4 times about every 2 hours.

Since then I have a burning sensation in my chest, is this normal or should I seek medical advice?


Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey
Posted by Misha (Binghamton, New York) on 01/11/2012
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Since taking ACV 2x a day 2tsp in 6oz of water and 1tsp of honey, I have been experiencing chest tightness, sneezing and constant runny nose. I do not think this is a healing crisis, but an adverse reaction to the honey. I started this regimen about 2 weeks ago but will stop adding the honey to the mixture and see how that goes.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Maria (Gippsland, Australia) on 01/08/2012

Hi El from Cairns, It sounds like you need to increase your antioxidants. It is always best to increase your antioxidants when taking H2O2. All the best.

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Faith (Forest Park, Ohio) on 12/27/2011

Copper and ZINC have to be supplemented together... One pushes the other OUT of the body. Zinc is needed for stomach health, etc. , so if you were using a lot of copper, you could have developed a ZINC deficiency. COPPER is also HARD on the adrenals, and the adrenals are responsible for your immune system. This happened to me because I was already ZINC deficient when I started the BSM. In addition, BSM is high in potassium, and that can push more sodium out of the body, causing a sodium imbalance. The ADRENALS need lots of NATURAL sodium, you can get this from KELP.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Hirize (Nashville, Tennessee, Usa) on 12/17/2011

Is it possible for anyone to have an allergic reaction to hydrogen peroxide??? My wife has been having sinus problems and congestion for some time. I read that a mixture of. 45 of 1% mixture in a cool mist vaporizer would help clear up these type of problems. However on the second night we used it she began coughing and wheezing immediately when she walked into the bedroom where the vaporizer was running after having had it on for about an hour as if she was having an allergic reaction to it. It took about two hours to recover from it. Has anyone ever heard of any person having an allergic reaction to peroxide??? If not, what could have caused this reaction??? Any help would be appreciated.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Tamis (Paris, France) on 12/16/2011

Hi El,

I've been taking 25 drops of food grade H2O2 twice a day for the last three weeks and have not experienced this effect. I doubt it is related.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Francisca (Zug, Zug, Switzerland) on 12/15/2011

My husband who is a chemist says that HP is highly oxydizing and can give you cancer! He hates the thought of me using it for anything at all! I only use a few drops in my water pik when I want to give my teeth a good clean but even that he is against. He says that it can give me cancer!

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 12/14/2011

I do not agree this is copper toxicity. Gray hair is a sign of copper deficiency. It sounds like a Google Joel Wallach who wrote the book "Rare Earths". He is also on youtube. He started out as a Vet and got into medicine because he realised animals got treated with minerals when sick and not humans. All we get offered is tablets. His book is very informative. Many people these days are copper deficient and that is why we are going gray earlier and earlier.

An imbalance of calcium/magnesium will cause osteoporosis and arthritis/bone spurs. As a new mum the baby has probably taken a lot of calcium out of your body and that could be why you are having pain in your fingers. You need to take twice as much magnesium as calcium. Most foods have fortified calcium but no magnesium.

I had luck by drinking wheatgrass juice and my hair did start to return to go back to its natural colour. Also chlorella and spirulina are great to take. They are super foods and have the right nutrients in the proper ratios.

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Jen (Bozeman, Mt, Us) on 12/14/2011

Unfortunately most minerals are not listed as ingredients on any labels. Copper is in all organic black strap molasses. You will find that the only minerals that usually appear on food labels of any kind are iron, potassium(sometimes), sodium, and calcium. Copper isn't required to be listed. Sometimes you can google the brand you have and find copper listed as a nutrient, not an ingredient.

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