Healthy Water, Healthy Body: Home Cures from Water!

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Posted by Healthodyssey (Ojai, Ca/usa) on 05/16/2012

First let me say that I do not believe that there is one cure for everyone. It is a question of tuning into yourself and intuiting the path toward healing. The products or protocols that you begin with may change over time, so be flexible.

I am a 46 year old male who started losing my hair in my early 20's. It was devestating. I don't think a day has gone by without it affecting my self-esteem. But, I now have such significant regrowth that I can see the light at the end of the tunnel (toward full regrowth) and wish to share my experience with those who might benefit.

I started washing my hair everyday when I was 8 years old. Little did I know that I was stripping the natural sebum from my hair and scalp, sending my sebaceous glands into oily overdrive and causing hair loss: oily scalp syndrome. Around this time (coincidently) I also started getting crippling headaches from scalp tension.

In my early 20's I was taking Minoxidyl, to little affect because of course I was still washing my hair with SLS shampoos. In my early 30's I came off Minoxidyl and started working with Edgar Cayce's protocol using Atomidine and crude oil as well as the violet ray machine (Tesla coil). Again nothing worked, as I was still washing my hair everyday with chemical shampoos. I have a great deal of respect for Cayce and believe his readings were very accurate, but SLS was not introduced into shampoos and soaps during his lifetime, so we have to adapt to new protocols.

I then met a very gifted clairvoyant who told me to stop using SLS shampoos and start taking biotin. So, I switched to "natural, " sulphate free shampoo and began supplementing with Biotin. Again nothing worked and while I continued using "natural" shampoos, I quit taking the supplement. It took several years to realize that many of the so called sulphate free, "natural" shampoos on the market are legally allowed to use a "sulphate free" descriptor if they change the chemical name to something else. Don't you just love those folks at the FDA! There are, apparently, around 150 different chemical names for SLS (so buyer beware! ). I then switched to Morrocco Method shampoos about two years ago and noticed the hair loss pretty much stopped within a month, but there was no regrowth (but, I was still washing my hair everyday). However, I did notice that decades of headaches and chronic scalp tension vanished overnight, as soon as I quit SLS or any of its alternate chemical names.

At about the same time I starting fingernail rubbing twice per day for ten minutes each time. At the end of each session I noticed that my hair and scalp had a lot of chi running through it. In hand reflexology the fingernail beds relate to the scalp. There were some scary moments, several months into the protocol, when my hair shed A LOT, but then quickly regrew to be thicker and much stronger.

I finally quit using Morrocco Method several months ago (it's very expensive) and starting washing my hair with baking soda and a ACV rinse, but only once a week, then after a while every two weeks. The night before I washed my hair I oiled it with a mixture of olive oil, lavender oil and rosemary oil. I was finally, after all these years seeing some regrowth, but I also noticed that after washing I was running into the same old problem of my sebaceous glands going into overdrive for a day or two.

Then I had this intuition to quit eating eggs. I was curious and did some research and found out that raw egg white blocks biotin absorbtion. Although, I was eating cooked eggs (most days) I guess I must be sensitive to egg white protein. As soon as I quit eggs I started to re-supplement with 5000 mcg of biotin a day. I also quit washing my hair with anything at all, just rinsing it everyday with cold water. Never hot or even warm as this tends to activate heavy metals in the water, unless you have a really superior shower filter. I went as they say "no-poo! " There was an instant difference and very quickly I noticed huge regrowth as the oils in my scalp returned to normal.

Around this time frame I treated my cat for flea sensitivity with crab apple flower essence. He was reacting to fleas bites with itchy scabs and his fur started to fall. Within a few weeks of the crab apple in his water, the fleas left, the scabs healed and his fur totally regrew and his coat is in better condition than it has ever been. So, I started using crab apple on myself, as I had a sense that maybe if the sebum is stripped from the hair then it has no protection against microscopic parasites. I also added cotton, cedar and mountain pride flower essences to the crab apple. I take these flower essences internally, as well as adding them to a spray bottle for external use. I added mountain pride, which is primarily an essence for standing firm in one's warrior nature, because I had this sense that male pattern baldness or thinning of the hair has a mythology to it, based on the Biblical tale of Samson and Delilah. I am now curious to learn if other cultures have a similar mythology?

Anyway, a few weeks ago I retroduced the violet ray and that is helping enormously to increase scalp circulation. It goes to show that just because something did not work in the past that it might not work again in the future, if we change the mix. For me the culprit was primarily chemical sensitivity and the stripping of natural sebum from the scalp. I also vigorously brush my hair everyday, which I had not done for years as I was told as a child that brushing is not good and the more you brush the more hair loss you will experience (the dumb things we buy into! ). This, of couse, could not be further from the truth and in fact the opposite is the true. brushing is actually way more affective than even natural shampoos.

I have had such amazing results with the no-poo that I decided to go no-soap, too. I am amazed! My whole body/skin chemistry has changed and whereas I got stinky after exercise, there is no odor at all now. I can only guess that using soap causes the body to go into overdrive in an attempt to rebalance the system with natural oils. I am now wondering if soap and shampoo are culprits in the rise of skin cancers? SLS breaks down and destroys the top layers of the epidermis, the layers which act as an environmental immune buffer, stripping the natural oils that protect the skin from sun damage. Of course this is just an intuitive theory, but I feel it is pretty accurate. I also feel this is the case with toothpaste. Is it just sugar in the diet or are we adding to the problem by using products that strip the bodies natural defence mechansims? For all of our "sophisticated" dental care and advance formula toothpastes and floss we have more tooth decay than at any other time.

My father was a brewer by trade and therefore something of chemist. I recall him telling me, when I was a child, that if you wash a lab beaker thoroughly six times with distilled water then all trace chemicals will be completely washed away. I also have a friend in AZ that has a commercial eco-cleaning business that uses super-heated water to clean hotels, hospitals etc. They have scientific evidence that super-heated water will kill ALL bacteria and keep them away for far longer that a bottle of chemical cleaner which when sprayed onto a surface kills most bacteria for a few seconds, before they start to multiple again and eventually become resitant to the chemicals. Nothing ever becomes resistant to water!

So, the moral of my story is: "Let water be enough and then let the body's natural wisdom do its thing. It knows best! "

Replied by Lee
(Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur)

Thank you for sharing your story, just wondering if your diet has also changed with your washing habits? Perhaps your diet is one factor that led to regrowth as well. Could you possibily share what is your diet like if you ever return to this post?

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Posted by Olddude (Chattanooga, Tn, Usa) on 04/22/2012 21 posts

If u can, walk a mile a day even if u have to split up walking. Drink water, if u cant do 8, 8oz glasses, do 4, 8 oz glasses, it's a start. Many of us take a lot of meds or supplements, we need WATER. So, Walk a mile a day or at least try, and drink ur water. Water to the body is like oil to a automobile engine, u have to keep ur joints and tissues lubricated like the bearings in ur car, both cannot run without them. IMHO.

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Posted by Betty (Tampa, Florida) on 11/24/2011

Does anybody know a good reverse osmosis or distillation unit with carbon when on a budget? There are just so many online ads and most are very expensive. Watching some recent videos of all the chemicals they use to clean the water and the fluoride they add I need to do something! I had a $300 conterop three filter unit but the alumina from the fluoride filter leaked and then I read it was a byproduct of the aluminum industry. I know Ted recommended we can put borax and sodium thiolsulfate to get rid of the fluoride and chrlone but you can't do this 7 seven days a week as to my understanding and if I want to take other supplements like H2O2 I can't mix them. This world is getting so crazy in toxicity you almost feel like a conspiracy theorist when you have some education what is really going on.

Replied by Sarita
(London, Uk)

Hi Betty,

I've just been researching water distillers and Megahome's get the best reviews (including for safety) and it is reasonably priced. The plastic collection jug is BPA free. Be aware it will heat/steam up the room it is in, and makes some 'white noise'. It can run overnight though.

From what I've read it IS sensible to add minerals back in. This can be done with liquid mineral supplements or, I believe, perhaps a little pinch of a good salt like Himalayan Pink Salt? (any comments anyone?) This model includes a filter which gets out odorless nasties like Volatile Organic Compounds.

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Posted by Ken (Henderson, Nevada) on 10/21/2011

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Posted by Esprit64 (North Yarmouth, Maine) on 08/07/2011

Does anyone have good, solid, credibly sourced information on what waters are safe to drink? What bottled waters are safe to drink? I'm dizzy from reading all the back and forth, I don't know who or what to believe anymore.

Nature's Place, All Natural Spring Water, taken from springs in New Hampshire USA (and distributed by Hannaford grocery stores), states that flouride "naturally" occurs in their water. Naturally? Isn't any amount of flouride dangerous?

Replied by Jay
(Toronto, Ont, Canada)

Esprit64 from North Yarmouth, Maine writes: 'Does anyone have good, solid, credibly sourced information on what waters are safe to drink? What bottled waters are safe to drink? I'm dizzy from reading all the back and forth, I don't know who or what to believe anymore."

Esprit64, if you are concerned with the chemical contents of your bottled water, I would suggest you buy and drink steam distilled water. I have been drinking only distilled water for the past 19 years because of similar concerns. If you are concerned about the lack of good minerals that you might be missing, add a trace mineral supplement to your diet either seperately or disolved in your distilled water.

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Posted by Justchillin (Vannes, France) on 04/03/2011

I drink a lot of water as we all do, especially as I take the lemon bicarb formula it is important to drink it whilst eating. There are so many different mineral values a huge variation, I have been going for one w/ low sodium. What does anyone else think is the best one to choose?

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Posted by Tom Cavanaugh (Dallas, Tx) on 03/07/2011

I do a lot of swimming in chlorinated swimming pools (Usually 5 times a week for 30 - 40 minutes). I was wondering what impact that this has on my body. Does the chlorine that is absorbed through my skin help create an acidic condition in my body? What impact is their on my internal organs as a result of this type of exposure? Does chlorine in the body contribute to gout?

Replied by Mesem
(Toulon, France)

Ted says keep away from chlorine treated pools as the chlorine displaces iodine and so mucks up glands. I swim often in pools too and hate how it dries the skin but taking iodine does help against this. I am less sensitive to the chlor. Since I started taking Lugol's. I have friends who have swum regularly all their lives in town pools and look pretty good on it. I think you must balance all the positive effects against the 1 negative and take a good soapy shower after!

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Posted by Paul (Ny, Ny) on 03/06/2011

To: Bill from San Fernando
Bill, I bought some mineral water and saw on label "Natural co2 added" What is this mean ?I 've heard mineral water is very alkaline. Thanks!

Replied by Bill
(San Fernando, San Fernando, Philippines)

Hi Paul... Carbon Dioxide tends to form carbonic acid in water which, if you drink it, tends to deplete your body of bicarbonates. So best to avoid the fizz in mineral water.

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Posted by Jordan (Auckland, New Zealand) on 02/12/2011

I've read a caution in several placees now to use distilled water when diluting H2O2.

However I live in the city, and I drink alot of regular tap water (chlorinated, flouridated, to be sure). Do I only need distilled water for diluting the H202 down to lower concentrations and storage... or does this mean that my daily glass of water with H202 needs to be distilled as well?

Not easy for me to acquire enough distilled water for drinking on a daily basis.

Replied by Stonfieldsian
(Auckland, New Zealand)

I've been told (by Microlene NZ) that tap water in Auckland also contains farm-disposed chemicals (antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, super sulphates.... ) after the council sourced water from Waikato River, Since then I never consumed drinking water straight right from the tap.

While a 10L distilled water from Countdown cost around NZ$7, you might consider a home unit water distiller at NZ$310 which produces 4L of distilled water every 6 hours.

Try Mitre 10 and the brand is Spring Flow (if I am allowed to mention brand names here). You might also try TradeMe for cheaper choices.

Replied by Mesem
(Toulon, France)

Surely with the amount of rain Auckland gets it would be better to at least start with rain water. If you catch the rain after it has rained for an hour it has to be pretty pure. It is disgusting how bad the water is in NZ for the size of the population and the authorities always add way too much chlorine. I know of places here in France where water is still so pure it does not have to be treated.

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Posted by Shar (Kent, Ohio) on 02/01/2011

I enjoyed reading the benefits of cold water. I came upon the earth clinic site because; my grandmother was a very beautiful woman, half indian and African American. She use to use cold ice packs on her face after she had washed it with warm water, as a little girl I never asked her why... But now I know... That why she had such lovely skin... well into her 80's...

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Posted by Josecito (Miami, Florida, Usa) on 01/07/2011

I would like TED, the prolific Earth Clinic contributor, or others knowledgeable on the subject to state what type of water is best to drink and their opinions on water filters.

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Posted by Susana (Tyler, Texas) on 09/17/2009

My lungs hurt when i don't drink water, why?

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Posted by K.Lynn (Mt. Heathy, Ohio) on 04/21/2009

can someone tell me (I can't afford bottled water) how safe water brought to a rapid boil is for drinking and mixing home remedies is? I live in the city with the usual treated water- flouride chlorine etc.. Thank You.


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Posted by Jared (Portland, Oregon) on 10/05/2007

After my last gout attack and starting my self on a PH balancing regiment with ACV and Baking Soda. During the summer months, I tend to buy a lot of filtered bottled water (not distilled). One day I was reading a label very closely and they state that this water has added potassium and sodium bicarbonate to replace the minerals lost through sweat. As a benefit, the ph is 9. So for those looking for a portable bottled water to help with disolving uric acid, Essentia touts increased alkakinity for health. The same ideal that Ted preaches. It helps me maintain a healthy PH when I can't added Baking soda to water. For more info.

Posted by Al (Calgary Alberta) on 07/14/2006

Hi, I also have Occasional gout. For many years I tried several different medicine pills. Only one worked novomethicine and the pill is worse than the gout! I found a natural cure to gout thru a friend. Drink gallons of distilled water! The distilled water works like reverse osmosis on the gout and within a few days of drinking only distilled water, the gout symptoms disappear. works for me, wonder if anyone else might want to give it a try! Thought I might pass this on. Al

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