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  Re: Turmeric for Cancer

Tue, 25 Dec 18 09:38:00 -0800
Posted by Kt (Usa) on 12/23/2018

Hello Becky,

I order my turmeric and all spices from Penzeys Spices. I know their turmeric is good because it reduced my inflammation from too much MSG on ingestion. They no longer offer their catalogs but you can contact them at


  Re: Treating Depression

Tue, 25 Dec 18 09:35:38 -0800
Posted by Art (California ) on 12/23/2018

The LE brand has the correct type of thiamine (HCI) and it is the main ingredient in terms of quantity. The other brand has a different type of thiamine (mononitrate).

The LE brand also has two forms of niacin which the other brand only has niacinamide. The two in one is likely to be more beneficial.

The LE brand has folate while the other brand has folic acid. Folic acid is the inferior of the two.

The LE brand has less B-12 than the other brand, but the LE brand has more biotin at a more useful dose and it has PABA which the other brand doesn't even have and it has twice as much inositol.

Overall, I would say the LE brand is the superior of these two based on the label information you posted.


  Re: Treating Depression

Tue, 25 Dec 18 09:35:16 -0800
Posted by Denise (Us) on 12/23/2018

Hello idot,

How I would love to get a massage, but I am thinking I might find something like those gadgets you roll around. I've read about massaging the spleen area and liver, as I have an enlarged spleen. I'm doing the supps I can find to help that (recommends from EC) and especially the BSM and Papaya are supposed to be very good for that.

When I am being active, I do weight-training which I know is not the same as a massage, but wow, what a difference in how good I feel working my muscles. My neck and back are the areas that bother me the most with the stress, and your suggestion/reminder is timely. I'll see if I can will myself into at least doing some stretches today, thank you for helping me out here, Denise

  Re: Treating Depression

Tue, 25 Dec 18 09:33:41 -0800
Posted by Denise (Us) on 12/23/2018

Hello Teena! So glad to see your post, along with the others as well! I loved reading your input about the 5htp, B3 (niacin) and the B-complex! Would you believe I had read something on the Niacin from a link for Foodmatters? I can't remember where I read it here, and who sent it. Also, the recommend to be sure to take the other Bs w/it. And I got a great link for a good complex from Bsw! I ordered both yesterday, then saw your post this a.m. Yeehaw!

I look forward to reading the link you sent, thank you so much! I do have Epsom Salts and it is so good to soak in it, but hard to take the time to do it. But I will. I had a supplement for C but stopped taking it as I read a woman in my age group shouldn't take more than 100mg per day, and this bottle is 1000 mg. Not sure about that, but I feel I am getting enough of the C from some things I love keeping on hand like Papaya (the big ones) and Kiwi. That papaya I can get year-round, but not sure on the kiwi.

Thanks for your kind words, and if I help someone else with my ramblings, that's a real bonus to just being able to share with Earthclinic folks, Denise

  Re: Treating Depression

Tue, 25 Dec 18 09:33:16 -0800
Posted by Denise (Us) on 12/23/2018

hello Anna, I'm so glad to hear you've found things that are working!! I think you would crack up laughing if you saw all I did yesterday to brighten my apartment, that was already pretty bright, lol! I somehow ended up with an extra lamp because I ordered a new one when the weird bulbs burned out in a floor-lamp I have. After ordering the new lamp, I just happened to check for those weird bulbs for the old one, and there they were!! So now I have two, very cool floor-lamps, and one table lamp. I love it! I attribute my sense of well-being to the cayenne and ginger, plus a few of my own ideas I tossed in.

I usually have a good cry after my out-bursts, and it does seem therapeutic. I still wouldn't want anyone to see me. My family upbringing was, don't talk about real stuff, ever. It's refreshing to meet others that talk about real life, but can still have fun, and a sense of humor. I love to laugh at myself, and sometimes, I'll be watching some silly show and just bust up laughing. I know my neighbors must wonder if I'm really alone over here, lol.

Oh, yes, in the car. I talk to myself about stupid drivers (and no doubt they are saying the same about me). Then I catch myself and try to pretend I am singing along with the radio, lol! Ok, enough of this foolishness. I'm starting to feel like Scrooge after he gets his awakening

  Re: Treating Depression

Tue, 25 Dec 18 09:32:00 -0800
Posted by Denise (Us) on 12/23/2018

Hi Kt, thanks for taking the time as you must be such a busy caring for your husband. I think I have a post on the way so I won't repeat it all, but the cayenne and ginger helped me yesterday. I felt like I got shot out of a cannon and hit the ground running. Well, I do exaggerate but I really got busy doing things. It was a good day, and a good evening to boot. I slept pretty good too.

I'm writing everything down, and adding about the baking soda w/magnesium. Darned if I can remember why I got onto the baking soda w/acv right now, but I only use that if I get LPR (silent reflux). That works so well I can hardly believe it!

Can't agree more on the glass bottles, and I've ditched anything plastic I used to eat or drink out of.

While I'm thinking about it, my blackstrap isn't organic, but I couldn't find any at all here in town. I read on the label a couple of days ago, that California put a warning on there that says it can contain lead and other chemicals. So I'm researching so I can just get my Blackstrap Molasses online. I am hoping not all blackstrap has this warning. That is an every day supplement/sweetner for me now. Just a total of 2 tbsps or less though.

I will do the same routine as I did yesterday and see how it works for my depression. And I am just using 1/4 tsp with my spices. I know some are not good, and could have fillers Kt. I will be buying them online too if I can't find them all at our healthfood mart. And I will make sure those don't have anything in them. Since they are bulk, I am hoping they are good. Denise PS this is how I took it yesterday:

1/4 tsp Cayenne

1/4 tsp Ginger (ground)

about 8 ounces of water

After that, this was after breakfast too as I didn't see your post until after I ate. But then I made my grated Ginger Tea

1.5 tbsp grated ginger root

1/4 tsp cayenne

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp turmeric (bulk powder)

hot water as for tea. I sipped on that almost until lunchtime. Oh, forgot the blackstrap molasses to sweeten. I'll see how it goes today and let you know. Thank you so much Kt, as always, I appreciate your input so much.

 Re: Bursitis Issues

Sun, 23 Dec 18 14:58:16 -0800
Posted by Janet (In) on 12/23/2018


I could not even begin to know all of the things you do. I just cannot keep up.

I was doing some reading for a specific nerve issue. Not the location you are dealing with. It struck me, the mylein shealth! Boom! Bells Palsy.

I know of no other really good remedy as effective as this for nerve pain. I remember, it was you talking about weighting your leg, I think. I was writing someone about sciatica.

The pain involved with a pinched nerve, sciatica, Bells Palsy. If you could rebuild the mylein sheath around your nerves, you could reduce the pain at the very least. Just plain feel better.

In this email, Ted talks about the repair strategy for BP. We have applied it for other nerve damage that has cropped up. With great success.

Just taking lecithin, may improve the pain. I imagine you are using your castor oil, mag, DMSO. All your other magic stuff. Probably all the correct things to fix pain and all you need is the correct nutrient.

Nerve path virus, BP that one, ugh. Shingles seem to be the same type, right along the nerve path. You get blisters to see it. Not true with these other viruses.

Then maybe incorporate the lysine remedy.


 Re: Bursitis Issues

Sun, 23 Dec 18 14:55:22 -0800
Posted by Deirdre (LA) on 12/23/2018

Robert Henry,

I am so sorry to hear about your fall. Apologies for my delayed response. I have been working nonstop on the new site and haven't had time to respond to any posts and emails.

Hope you are recovering and in less pain. Please let us know how you are doing from your fall.

Many prayers and blessings for a fast recovery with less and less pain this holiday week.

 Re: Bauhinia Guianensis for Late Stage CKD

Sun, 23 Dec 18 08:59:09 -0800
Posted by Sonya (California, Usa) on 12/22/2018

Can someone please help me find out how to buy the bauhinia guianensis (escalera de mono) that Andrea is talking about to cure kidney disease?


  Re: Turmeric for Cancer

Sun, 23 Dec 18 08:58:55 -0800
Posted by Becky (Ca) on 12/23/2018

To Kelly/Turmeric

I sold an iPhone to a guy that was diagnosed with Deadly cancer, given a few months. He said he was using Turmeric and a year later still ok.

I was actually just looking Turmeric up, as I have taken it in supplements in the past. I found some to work while others did not. So confusing, as it says the spice doesn't have enough Curcumin in it and that what one wants... I cannot trust what is actually in them. Are you using the spice? How much in measurements of this would one take. I want to use for antifungal properties.

  Re: Stomach Acid

Sun, 23 Dec 18 08:57:18 -0800
Posted by Fredmactavish (Canada) on 12/22/2018

Have you tried cayenne in your diet. It is said that it helps rebuild the innner lining of the stomach as well as help build your stomach acid.

  Re: Treating Depression

Sun, 23 Dec 18 08:49:59 -0800
Posted by Teena (Melbourne, Australia) on 12/22/2018

Denise, it is courageous of you and helpful to others in the same position, for you have the strength to share your feelings openly, and in a supportive environment, as for many this is a difficult time of year. Thank you for sharing, you are not alone in this.

My husband tried the 5htp for his depression, further research concerned me the effects could be too extreme, with some people greatly helped but some worsened, I decided to look for something else. What helped him is vitamin b3 niacin, and also rhodiola herb liquid for sudden stresses at work. When one takes b3 or any of the B's, still need to take the b50 complex.

In the meantime may I suggest a warm bath with 2 cups of Epsom salts, or 2 tablespoon in a foot soak. Minimum 20 mins but preferably longer.

Some detox/ pathogen dieoff effects (as toxins are released), are a sudden unexplained release of emotions, in this case the salts soak would be doubly warranted.

A high vitamin c food would be beneficial to add as an antioxidant, toxin scavenger, I have used Rose hip capsules as this source in the past, also amla powder.

Best to you.

  Re: On the Subject of Coffee Enemas

Sun, 23 Dec 18 08:49:32 -0800
Posted by Pinetreelady (Arizona) on 12/22/2018

The Gerson Institute does not recommend light roast coffee and also does not recommend SA Wilson's coffee in CEs. It's too harsh for most people. I've done CEs regularly for 20 years and use medium roast organic. I tried SA Wilson and found it caused cramps. I just buy my coffee from TJs.

  Re: Treating Depression

Sun, 23 Dec 18 08:49:05 -0800
Posted by Anna W. (Yosemite) on 12/22/2018

Hi Denise:

So glad your reached out to me - thank you and I am so sorry this is a sad Christmas for you. Are you sad inside or because of externals? I am sending you Cyber-Hugs and hoping you are doing better?

I watched a movie about the founding fathers this past year, I think it was the life of John Adams and not surprisingly he had a very wonderful, politically astute wife. Anyway, there is a moment towards the end of the movie where she tells her daughter in law "Getting old can be a dark place" or words to that effect.

To combat my own darkness I literally have all the lights on in this room - and I am finding Bach Flower Remedies work especially well for my own deep seated darkness. I especially like Rescue Remedy, Star of Bethlehem, Sweet Chestnut, Pine, Elm and Oak. They seem to work at a very deep level and I am no longer feeling hopeless or depressed, more like my life is beginning and if I can trust in my higher self - all will be well.

As for your outbursts - Lady - you are doing it again and this time I am high-fiving you and telling you Go For It! I love it and you have soared again in my book! and now, I hope this makes you smile - as you gave me a lovely happy jolt when I read your post! Heres the News!

You are not alone!

I've got one even better - I do it in the car - outbursts I mean and luxuriate in the absolute privacy of the freeway. No decibel limits - and no pc police either! It is wonderful to let off steam and verbal is as good as any! I always thought it was my not so cultured upbringing that made me do that - but now that the secret is out - I think it is one of the healthiest things about me (and you too).

As for the family or others - if they dont make me feel better - I avoid em like the plague! I need all my energy and coping for me right now!

Stay in touch please, I love reading your posts!

Mouthwash for Lice

Sun, 23 Dec 18 08:42:04 -0800
Posted by Notyouneek (Tacoma, Wa) on 12/22/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I'm a grandma of 3 and have dealt with the lice plague numerous times. I've spent thousands of dollars over the decades on lice treatments. Then I discovered the mouthwash cure. Generic is fine. It works like a charm. I make sure that the eyes are covered, spray full strength amber mouthwash to soak the hair and cover the head with a plastic bag (using a hair tie to secure in the back). After two hours I rinse the hair and hten go through with a high quality metal nitcomb. Bugs are dead and nits are easier to remove. Best most effective treatment I've found!! I've done tons of research on the cons of this treatment and the best they can come up with is that its flammable, the kids might suffocate on the bag, and that the alchol may absorb into the scalp. Some of the perscriptions shampoos can cause brain damage if used too often. No open flames or smoking while treatment is in progress and watch them so they don't try to eat the bag. BE SURE not to let it get into the eyes.

  Re: Treating Depression

Sun, 23 Dec 18 08:41:08 -0800
Posted by Kt (Usa) on 12/22/2018

Hi Denise,

Trying to find my post about what I took when. When I take 1/4 tsp. each of turmeric and ginger I don't heat it. I put the two in about 1/2 cup of water and let it sit overnight and drink that combo first in the morning at room temperature. They both reduce inflammation. I took the cayenne and garlic combined the same way after the ginger and turmeric but lately I have mixed the two in my coffee along with some BSM. I get milk in glass bottles. That could make a difference too.

I'm thinking out loud for you since you seem to be having such a rough time....try the turmeric & ginger first then in about 15 min. mix 1 T of BSM in warm water or coffee. I use warm tap water. I never boil. The coffee is only as hot as comes from the percolator. I do put the spices in to dissolve before I add the milk but still have to stir occasionally while drinking it because the of the cayenne pepper.

Another thing you might consider, are there any binders, fillers, or anti-caking (flowing) agents in the spices? Some may not be compatible.

Perhaps the brand of coffee could be a problem for you. We use Maxwell House.


  Re: Treating Depression

Sun, 23 Dec 18 08:40:48 -0800
Posted by Kt (Usa) on 12/22/2018


I read that baking soda and magnesium should be taken two hours apart because BS will interfere with mag absorption. I just learned this to be true because I started taking the BS and BSM together as one post on here shared about fighting cancer. My wrist and fingers started to get a little achy...what an MD would say is arthritis...but that has subsided just in a few days. I felt this was important for you to know NOW.

Try using just 1/4 tsp. of your spices. I have been putting the garlic and cayenne in my coffee with 2% milk and a little Domino sugar. That is more expensive but was the safest when tested.

Hubs has to be admitted again to start his fourth infusion therapy. I don't know the date for that but he's pretty grumpy so my time is limited here right now.


  Re: Treating Depression

Sun, 23 Dec 18 08:40:26 -0800
Posted by Denise (Us) on 12/22/2018

Hey Rsw,

I don't see where I replied to you, so I will here. Thank you for the recommend on the B12. I got some ordered, but I had to skimp and buy one that had free shipping. A different brand, but I took a snip (Windows 10 snipping tool) of each label on purchase site and compared each ingredient, and how much of RDA. It was way close to the same. I think I can put the snips in this post. Would you, or anyone tell me if they see anything that might make a big dif in quality? If so, next time I'll spend the extra:

  Re: Treating Depression

Sat, 22 Dec 18 12:51:53 -0800
Posted by Denise (Us) on 12/22/2018

Kt, excellent articles on the spices, and I read more on the website that interested me as well.

I don't know whether or not this will work, but since I love to have my ginger tea w/blackstrap molasses, after my breakfast, and again after lunch, I added garlic, cayenne, turmeric to that drink. Just 1/2 tsp of each, except for my ginger tea I grate a tbsp, probably a bit more. It's all steeping now. I will sip on that for quite awhile but don't know if the combo of all might disrupt the work of the cayenne and ginger you suggested Kt. Let me know if you can, what you think on that?

The garlic sounds awful in the tea, but the article had such great info on it. If it doesn't seem to have the effect I am hoping for (a mood lifter lets say) I will try again in 4 hours but just do the ginger and cayenne. I think I'll get to the store for a couple of cloves of garlic too as all I have right not is the powder, and not the best either. I can get all my spices (most all I think) in bulk at our one, health-food mart.

  Re: Treating Depression

Sat, 22 Dec 18 12:51:19 -0800
Posted by Denise (Us) on 12/22/2018

I'll try this again today Kt. I drink ginger tea everyday, and use garlic powder in whatever I cook that it is good with. Years ago I used to grate about a tbsp, and just shove it all in my mouth and wash down with juice. That was whenever I felt a cold or bug coming on. It worked a lot of times for stopping a sore throat I felt starting. I tried to do some cayenne yesterday, in hot water w/acv and baking soda. But only took like 3 sips and tossed it down the drain. I just gave up and let myself be discouraged. I'll try the cayenne too again, but in a different way.

Thank you for all the input you've given me, and I will take a look at that link. I don't remember seeing it before, Denise