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Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method for COPD

Thu, 27 Dec 18 11:13:02 -0800
Posted by Carolyn (Missouri) on 12/26/2018
0 out of 5 stars

I am in the early stages of COPD, but never extremely short of breath, until one day, I went upstairs and was out of breath. At first, I thought it was from being idle from arthritis, but instead of getting any better from numerous trips up the stairs, it's actually gotten worse. I had started Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda for the pain (and it helps) but the SOB still as bad. I started inhaling Peroxide a couple of weeks ago and I can't tell any difference at all. When out of breath, if I try to take a deep breath, it causes me to cough and now I'm getting sick at my stomach when I do that. I am wondering if I am inhaling wrong or am I so bad it's only going to take longer than I had hoped. I have thought about low iron, I have had all my life and I ordered some Blackstrap Molasses. There isn't a decent health food store near me, I don't have access to much except thru the internet. Does anyone know anything else I need to do and with what?

 Re: Is Sea Salt Contaminated With Mercury?

Wed, 26 Dec 18 22:57:22 -0800
Posted by Becky (Ca) on 12/25/2018

Yes, I just learned my Candida is mostly likely from heavy metals and that Sea Salts contains mercury. Never used salt until a year ago and have been dumping it on my foods daily.

Another thing I learned was the Fulvic Acid should not contain minerals. So frustrating. Who does one believe?

 Re: Bursitis Issues

Wed, 26 Dec 18 22:41:07 -0800
Posted by Baldev (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) on 12/25/2018

Hi Robert Henry,

I am the one who loves you, and I assure you that most of the people here are in the category of loving you. I have always been reading your posts with interest and appreciate your personality of being straight forward. I am sure you will be a winner this time too. Good luck Baldev

 Re: Bursitis Issues

Wed, 26 Dec 18 22:37:41 -0800
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile , Tn) on 12/25/2018

JANET,,,,,,,, thank you for your concern. Right now, I am over whelmed. I am trying to find a path. To say, I's flustered is an understatement. I will take all this into consideration.

Old folks got lots of problems. The roof is falling.


Happy Holidays! And An Update....

Wed, 26 Dec 18 17:25:38 -0800
Posted by Deirdre (EC) on 12/26/2018

Happy holidays to our amazing worldwide community!

Apologies for the glitches you are experiencing lately. If, when you visit EC, pages are overly slow to load or you get a message that the server lost it's connection, can you please either send us a post or an email ([email protected]) with the words:

Please Reboot the Server!

When a lot of people start searching on the site, it ties up connections between databases and things can go south. Hopefully we won't have this constant issue with the new site. Rebooting the server takes the site offline a few minutes but speeds everything up.

Now for news on the new site...

We finally figured out how display all your amazing posts by creating sub-pages for them on the new site. Once we create a sub-page for every remedy listed on an ailment page, we then have to gather all the posts with the same title (ie, "apple cider vinegar") and move them onto the new sub-page. Well over 100,000 posts are being moved, a few at a time. Because it's very easy to make a mistake and lose posts with just one click, I am the one moving most posts. I have managed to finish about 10 ailment and remedy pages so far since Sunday. That may not seem like a lot, but a total of several hundred sub-pages have been created and over 5,000 posts have been moved! A daunting job but it keeps moving forward.

Our plan is to go live with the new site as soon as we can and then keep moving posts onto the new sub-pages. Otherwise you guys will be waiting a few months for me to finish moving all the posts onto their own special new pages.

Thanks for all your positive vibes. Wishing you a very happy holiday week!

Oregano Side Effects

Wed, 26 Dec 18 16:56:36 -0800
Posted by Alex (Latin America) on 12/26/2018
3 out of 5 stars

My body reacts badly to medicines and remedies, so I always start slowly. I wasn't slow enough yesterday and got what seems to be my period, except it's over 10 days earlier.

I dad a sore throat for months, I finally went to the doctor and he prescribed me antibiotics which did nothing apart from giving me an infection. Back to the remedies.

I made oregano tea with a teaspoon of dry leaves, I gargled it and felt nothing, then I used about a pinch for a litre of water and it didn't do much good but no harm either.

Then I made 1/3 of a teaspoon for a cup of tea, and I immediately got the bleeding, then cramping all day long and nothing stayed in my stomach for more than a few minutes.

It worked because I didn't feel so much stuff stuck behind my nose/throat area, and it also relaxed my stiff neck, but I'm concerned about a possible long-term issue.

Also, I would like to clarify about a possible confusion in regards on the type of oregano used. All oregano is the same, the common noun is Oregano, Pot Marjoram or Wild Marjoram, the scientific noun is Oreganium Vulgare L.

I was thinking about getting oregano oil, but I won't anymore because even a single drop might be too strong for me.

Apple Cider Vinegar With Recurring Perioral Dermatitis

Wed, 26 Dec 18 16:54:30 -0800
Posted by Amanda (Melbourne, Victoria) on 12/25/2018
2 out of 5 stars

I was really excited to try ACV and used organic with "the mother". I used it for a month, diluted 50/50 2-3 times a day. I thought it was making it worse before better.. but in truth it didn't really seem to help. I'm taking ACV tablets now just in case, but as I wasn't seeing any improvements with ACV and feel it became much worse after I started (and settled down when I stopped), it doesn't seem to be for me. Too bad!!! I have recurring PD and am for the first time trying to heal it without using Doxy antibiotics. It's been 2 months.. doesn't seem to be getting better or worse at this stage. Zinc cream possibly is helping (too soon to tell)!

ACV and Baking Soda Feedback

Wed, 26 Dec 18 16:53:44 -0800
Posted by Harold (Asheboro, Nc) on 12/26/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I have been taking a vinegar tonic for over 20 years and enjoying the health benefits from it... About four years ago I read on several websites about the benefits of adding baking soda to ACV and I am so glad I begin adding the baking soda. It does help neutralize the sour acidic taste of the vinegar. The biggest difference I could see imediately was my bathroom visits... I have always not been very regular, but now I can be almost punctual with my morning bathroom visits...

My formula that I use is 1 TBL of ACV and 1/4 tsp of baking soda.. 2 ounces of coffee for flavor and 2 ounces of water..

I am 65 year old and am in pretty good health.. I take no medications prescribed by doctors, I am still active working, and enjoy being outside playing with my grand children as often as possible...

Multiple Remedies Not Curing Daughter's Yearlong Chronic Cough

Wed, 26 Dec 18 16:50:45 -0800
Posted by Jsmom (North Carolina) on 12/25/2018
1 out of 5 stars

I happen to love ACV for high glucose issues because it absolutely works for me. But I'm here looking for a remedy for my daughter's cough. It's been bad for maybe a year (that she hasn't lived at home).

I've seen all the ACV and honey reviews so I'm praying that this will work for her. I know it's her decision but I really don't want her taking any prescription Rxs or even over the counter because she's already taking a medication for another issue.

We tried straight honey; turmeric and honey in warm water; honey, lemon juice, and red pepper in warm water. So far none of those has stopped the coughing. She said I'm so afraid that she's damaging her lungs.

I also put some vapor rub on her feet. Fingers crossed that something works. She's an adult but she's still my baby and I don't like to see her ill.

  Re: Back Pain, Herniated Disc Helped With Ted's Hyaluronic Acid Remedy

Wed, 26 Dec 18 16:48:02 -0800
Posted by Tg Bender (Ontario, Canada) on 12/26/2018

I'm new to this site.

Where/how do I get a copy of "Ted's" Hyaluronic Acid formula?



  Re: Peppermint Essential Oil and Baking Soda for Stained Teeth

Wed, 26 Dec 18 16:47:40 -0800
Posted by Denise (Us) on 12/26/2018

I agree double on that once a week thing. My teeth became very sensitive to heat and cold after using baking soda. I didn't have peppermint, but will maybe try that and if I have good results, I'll only do it once a week.

DMSO, Lugol's Iodine for Sebaceous Cyst

Wed, 26 Dec 18 16:47:03 -0800
Posted by Colleen (Wisconsin) on 12/26/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I had a sebaceous cyst in my groin area for years that was pretty small, not really visible, but if you felt around for it, was always there. I had one bout with a cyst in this spot as a teen; it appeared suddenly, got quite big within a few days, and drained on its own. Painful but over with quickly and no recurrence until I was in my 30s. This time it was a bit bigger but never irritated and sadly never threatening to burst or progress at all. So I finally decided to see if I could make it go.

I started with castor oil, which did seem to shrink it a little, but after several days seemed to stop having any further effect. I next tried ichthammol salve, which smelled god-awful to me, but if it made this thing come to a head and be over with, was worth enduring for a few weeks. After several days of keeping it coated, not much was happening so I started taking warm epsom salt baths while continuing with the ichthammol.This did make it slowly start to grow in size, soften up, get irritated, and kind of come to a head. It was not totally effective though. I think the warm baths may have had as much to do with it progressing as the ichthammol, not sure.

But regardless, although this protocol did bring it to a head (I could see a white dot forming) when I went to express it, maybe only a third of the material (white stuff) came out. Huge disappointment. I considered going back to the ichthammol again, but I was starting to suspect that a true boil might be better treated with that stuff. My cyst was perhaps too old and dry to be coaxed out.

I decided to totally switch to another remedy I'd seen hinted at: Lugol's iodine. I've had really good success with other ailments by increasing iodine in my diet (eating dulse flakes) in the last few years, and I know I've been deficient of this essential element in the past. I'd also read that mixing Lugol's with DMSO (50/50) would do a better job of getting it to absorb at the site. I had both ingredients on hand though I'd never used the DMSO before.

Mixed up a few ounces in a small glass container and applied it twice a day for about a week. (I used Crow's 5% iodine and pharmaceutical grade DMSO--both purchased on Amazon.) Right away I could feel something happening, a tingling. Within a day or two, the cyst, which as I mentioned had become larger and inflamed and only partially drained, was much smaller and starting to dry up. It was probably less than ten days before it was entirely healed over.

What really surprised me was that it was completely flat at that point--no sign of a bump--for the first time in maybe ten years. It's now been about three weeks. I stopped applying the iodine/DMSO once it was healed and flat and it so far has not come back at all. If it does, I won't be going back to the ichthammol again. I'll just try the iodine/DMSO.

One tip: I used a Q-tip to apply the solution directly on the cyst and would "paint" it thoroughly for about a minute to get as much of the stuff to absorb as possible. Because of where this thing was, I didn't bother to try to get a band-aid to stay in place and just used panty liners to keep my underwear clean. Once absorbed it didn't seem to be very wet or getting all over the place, so this was more of a precaution than a necessity, but keep in mind iodine does stain clothing. Also, iodine will spread all the way up the Q-tip, which seems to waste it. I wanted to saturate just the end, so I eventually figured out that dropping oil (I used castor oil) onto the part of the cotton about halfway down from the very tip would block the iodine solution from "running, " if that makes sense.

Definitely try this if you have a stubborn old sebaceous cyst. Hopefully you can avoid the attempts to poke at it and get it to come to a head--it really is possible to get even an old cyst to absorb and clear out with your body's help if you use iodine. Good luck!

  Re: Licorice Root Helped Pain From Herniated Disc

Wed, 26 Dec 18 16:43:46 -0800
Posted by Tg Bender (Canada) on 12/26/2018

I wanted to ask David (Germany) what type of licorice root he took--capsules or liquid, and how much and how often? Thanks, Tg bender

 Re: Bauhinia Guianensis for Late Stage CKD

Wed, 26 Dec 18 16:43:10 -0800
Posted by Teena (Melbourne, Australia) on 12/24/2018

Hello Sonya,

Searching for the complete plant name bought up nothing to purchase, so searching for just Bauhinia for kidney eventually bought up the name Bauhinia variegata, in some countries known as Mountain Ebony and in India known as kanchanara, used in Ayurvedic medicine.

Many uses inc kidney protective, liver protective anti tumour, anticancer, anti diabetic, thyroid support, deobstruent, used for fibroids in breasts, haemorrhoids, rectal prolapse, regulating menstruation, it is a powerful antioxidant also increasing glutathione levels.

Hope this information helps you

  Re: Supplements for Depression

Wed, 26 Dec 18 16:42:19 -0800
Posted by Kt (Usa) on 12/26/2018

Hi Denise,

Yes, I had taken cayenne & ginger together because I read they are both stimulants. I am running out of cayenne so I have to ration until I get more. The reason I started putting it in my coffee with garlic is because I read it stimulates peristaltic action and the garlic replaces the lining of the GI tract. A NP (naturopathic physician) advised me the lining replaces it self every 7-10 days.

My lining was severed at the anal canal in about 2011 and my PCP said it will never repair itself. That's another story. I don't know a thing about may be good to trust your gut for this one!

I read a doctor reported going on a low carb diet to lose weight and discovered he no longer had indigestion so his conclusion was too many carbs cause indigestion. I found this to be true when we converted one summer trying to eat free range grass-fed critters. We had more digestive problems (cramps and kidney pain) with indigestion. They are being fed GMO grasses and grains. The eggs chickens produce are affected (I had indigestion after eating one hard boiled egg when in the process of my testing things). I called the farm and was advised they got a special blend of grain from the Amish to feed their chickens and the two first on the list was soy and corn. The milk is affected because even though the dairy cows are grass fed, which has been infiltrated with GMO's, they are fed corn (also genetically modified since about 1998) to produce milk in winter...that even caused me indigestion and the reason we had to get 2%. In addition we had more problems with cysts. All is well now but portion control is still necessary.

I believe "carbs" have to be considered in things that were supposed to be considered "0 carbs" based on my experience.It is wise to limit your BSM to 2 T a day. When I increased to three but still consumed some sugar I started to get the lightening bolt pains in my legs but cut back and they stopped. I like to use BSM in my oatmeal more than coffee but add a little to it sometimes. I get my spices from Penzeys Spices, I screened and trust them. They have increased their free shipping price purchase to $40 and will pay sales tax if you order by snail mail. They stopped their catalogs but because I save everything, that's a good thing! They erred a couple of times on the sales tax but when I called them they corrected it so they're reliable. New people aren't always familiar with all rules. I got "Brer Rabbit" BSM in glass and "Plantation" BSM in glass from Amazon. Amazon also sells "Real Salt" more reasonable in a 3-pack than what I could get from the HFS (health food store).

Finally, it is important to note I was hospitalized for depression in 1975 for three weeks. It was due to what I had been eating along with vitamin/mineral deficiencies.

Sometimes I post and save until I feel it is what I am trying to say so the long posts are not always done in one sitting. Sometimes sitting too long causes discomfort because I don't have a problem with losing control, the opposite is true. I can hold my bowels forever because of that sever and filling up with stool hurts. It has ruptured the one-cell lining before so when I feel that accumulating, I need to get into the oval office!


  Re: Castor Oil for Xanthelasma Polyps

Wed, 26 Dec 18 16:40:35 -0800
Posted by Zaki (Ca) on 12/25/2018
1 out of 5 stars

I tried castor oil - did not work for me.

  Re: Nattokinase Seems to Be Increasing Blood Pressure

Wed, 26 Dec 18 16:38:54 -0800
Posted by Kevin (Wv) on 12/25/2018

If you've only been taking the Nattokinase for a short time then it hasn't had the time to compensate for your meds. If on meds your bp is 130/80 chances are that with no meds it would be about 180/110.

Only taking Natto for one week it's likely it's lowered your bp 13/9 from what it would have been if you weren't on any meds.

This is why one should always take the natural supplement at least a month before starting to taper slowly off the meds while keeping close watch on bp.

  Re: Serrapeptase

Wed, 26 Dec 18 16:38:27 -0800
Posted by Robert Herny (Ten Mile , Tn) on 12/25/2018

JILLERY,,,,,,,,,, as all know I's a story teller, so let me tell you about my trip to Durham in the 1950's as a Ga Tech cheerleader. What most folks don't know is that even though Duke is in NC, about 55% of the students are from NJ. It is not a Southern school.

Ga Tech played them every year. We had large megaphones to get our message out. One of our cheerleaders was a guy from Savannah, Ga. and the only thing he liked bettern flips was a fight. A Duke cheerleader came to us and stole his megaphone. Wrong thing to do. Jerry chased him down at midfield and stomped his fanny in front of the entire stadium crowd. It was a hoot.

We were a boys school. Don't think they are allowed these days. We only chased wimmins on weekends. Otherwise, we studied to avoid funking out. We took 19 to 21 hours and our daughters went to Auburn in the 80's and 90's. They took 14 hours. AUSM.

It's called dummin down, and we have arrived.


  Re: Multiple Remedies to Prevent Further Episodes of Diverticulitis

Wed, 26 Dec 18 16:37:20 -0800
Posted by Gtcharlie (Los Angeles, California) on 12/25/2018

Re the Asian squat, the simplest way is to take the stepping stool out from the closet, place it in front of the toilet bowl, after you sit down, rest your feet on it and bend your upper body as forward as possible. Lift your heels as much as you can so your belly touches the thighs. Then do your business.

This position will gentle the pressure on the anus, thus helping those who suffer from hemorrhoid, or those who love to sit on the toilet bowl playing their cellphones for hours!

Bon Voyage!

  Supplements for Depression - Update

Wed, 26 Dec 18 16:37:01 -0800
Posted by Denise (Us) on 12/25/2018

shoot, wish I'd held my horses on ordering. Well, I can take this one and order the other brand (LE) next time. I so appreciate your input Art, and your knowledge. I did see info on the folate/folic acid and the niacin/niacinamide in an article, but both too late. At least I'll be getting started on it.

I bought that Inositol some years ago and never took it, maybe once. Now I'm reading all about Niacin and really want to try that for depression so ordered some of that too. Unfortunately, not the best brand either. KAL had it in 50mg tabs though and I have bought other sups by KAL so went with that for now.

I'll be able to spend a bit more next time I order things.