This is the second of my posts on my favorite remedies. I have seen all sorts of articles on all these separately, but I wanted to put them all together for those interested in healthy, cheap and “green” health remedies. The first of which is:
Activated charcoal internally is commonly used in emergency treatment for poisonings and drug overdoses to keep the poison from being absorbed from the stomach into the body. Orally administered, these fine black granules have an amazing ability to extract and neutralize many more times their own weight in gases, heavy metals, toxins, poisons and other chemicals. Charcoal is also used to cure gas/flatulence and help an upset stomach. A natural deodorant and disinfectant, Activated Charcoal is one of the finest absorptive and adsorptive agents known.
It is also a good external draw of poison from snake and spider bites as well as curing allergic reactions to bee or other insect stings when used as a wet poultice.
Warning: Charcoal can decrease your body’s absorption of certain nutrients and also interfere with medications, sucking them up like any other poison in your system. Charcoal also loses its effectiveness when mixed with chocolate syrup, ice cream, or sherbet. Frequent use is not recommended.
- Apple cider vinegar (Preferably raw and organic like Braggs)
Apple Cider Vinegar, that wonderful old-timers home remedy, cures more ailments than any other folk remedy. Apple Cider Vinegar has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral properties, and it balances the PH. Vinegar is not technically alkaline, but quite acidic, however, it, like fresh lemons, or even pickle juice, has a very strong alkalysing effect on the body, meaning that it helps to get rid of the extra acidity in your body. The reported cures from drinking Apple Cider Vinegar are numerous. They include: a cure for
- allergies (including pet, food and environmental),
- sinus infections,
- high cholesterol,
- chronic fatigue,
- acid reflux,
- sore throats,
- contact dermatitis,
- May help with joint pain and stiffness
- Been used for centuries as a natural remedy for heartburn
- Improves bowel irregularity and constipation.
- Help breakdown fats, so your body can use them instead of store them.
- Acts as a natural appetite suppressant
- May help speed up your metabolism
- May help lower blood glucose levels
- Helps restore alkaline acid balance
- Home remedy for dandruff and acne, taken externally
- It has also been reported that a daily dose of apple cider vinegar in water has high blood pressure under control in two weeks!
As a wonderful side effect of drinking apple cider vinegar every day, we’ve discovered that it brings a healthy, rosy glow to one’s complexion.
2 teaspoons of organic apple cider vinegar
8-16 ounces of water or apple juice, or hot water and raspberry tea
Used with a bit of Baking soda, it is an ideal remedy to balance your ph, when you’re sick and just overall a good remedy for health. I would tend to be hesitant to take anything everyday for more then a few months, even though a lot of people do. So be forewarned, and cautious about any internal supplements. Apple Cider Vinegar, or ACV is used to clean both inside and out of your body. It is helpful in many ways. Here’s a site that gives 131 uses for vinegar http://www.angelfire.com/cantina/homemaking/vinegar.html
There are benefits to all vinegars, but mostly the clear white is best for cleaning, the clear brown is a lower quality one for ingesting, and the Braggs type is one of the few that is pure and whole. It has many advantages to the cheap stuff. . .as usual, you get what you pay for.
- Food grade Hydrogen peroxide/without stabilizers.
For years, hydrogen peroxide has been used externally as an antiseptic, and to help heal wounds. When you get the food grade stuff though, it is much more versatile! There are two methods of taking food grade hydrogen peroxide, orally and intravenously. Most medical conditions respond very well to oral ingestion of food grade hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy is also used as an alternative medical treatment for cancer. Hydrogen Peroxide is injected intravenously in very low concentrations (less than 1%) into the blood stream. The use of intravenous hydrogen peroxide was reported in 1920 during the influenza epidemic. Intravenous hydrogen peroxide infusion was used successfully used to treat pneumonia in the epidemic following World War I. Intravenous hydrogen peroxide cut the death rate of pneumonia in half. Food grade Hydrogen peroxide also purifies water in emergency situations or traveling to a foreign country. To read more about dosing for internal use, look to earthclinic.com for a lot of helpful info on it, and a lot of other natural remedies that have been tried by people worldwide. To find a doctor who will use it intravenously, and is near you, call (405) 478-4266 or write to The International Bio-Oxidative Medicine Foundation, P.O. Box 13205, Oklahoma City, OK 73113.
Bathing: To oxygenate the body to help overall health, energy, and to open the pores to detox or to let in other good stuff in the bath. Use about 64 oz. (2 quarts) of the of 3% hydrogen peroxide solution in a tub full of warm water. Do not try this before bedtime, because the absorbed oxygen energizes the body and prevents sleep. Soak in the bath for at least 1/2 hour. All of the best stuff for sickness seems to taste lousy, so I like to soak in it instead.
( I will post on my favorite healing bath combinations at another time.)
Enema: Add 1 tablespoon of 3% H2O2 to a quart of warm distilled water.
Foot Soak: Soak feet in warm 3% H2O2 for fungus problems or sores.
Mouthwash: Use 3% H2O2. Add a dash of liquid chlorophyll or spearmint oil for flavoring if desired. Use to treat gingivitis and chronic bad breath. After brushing teeth and tongue, swish H2O2 in mouth for a couple of minutes and then gargle with it, then spit out and rinse.
Nasal Spray: Mix 1 Tablespoon of 3.5% hydrogen peroxide with 8 oz. (1 Cup) of distilled water. Use 2-3 squirts of nasal spray when you start experiencing congestion..
Shower: Keep a spray bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide in the shower. Spray your body after washing. Avoid the eyes, eyebrows and hair, unless you want a gradual and natural looking bleach.
Toothpaste: Use baking soda and add enough 3% H2O2 to make a paste or dip your brush in 3% H2O2, then dip in baking soda and brush. Hydrogen peroxide dissolves dental plaque, creates healthy gums, whitens teeth and helps eliminate chronic bad breath.
Vaporizor (Cool Mist): Add 12 oz. of 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide or up to 4 oz. of 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide to one gallon of water or mix 2 Cups of 3% hydrogen peroxide with 1 gallon of water in a vaporizer. Emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, bronchitis, pneumonia, etc., usually gets better using a cool mist vaporizer filled with a hydrogen peroxide mixture. Put in essential oils for added benefits!
- Dry Magnesium flakes/Magnesium chloride
- greater energy,
- more relaxed muscles
- better sleep,
- improved mental function,
- alleviate headaches,
- arterial health,
- better reproductive function,
- and better hormonal balance for men and women
- full body tonic, increasing energy strength and endurance,
- removes toxins and heavy metals at a cellular level,
- Assists with the rejuvenation of sun damaged skin and sunspots,
- encourages healthy hair
- helps with wrinkle reduction
- can help to relax and balance the nervous system to counter the stresses of modern life.
- improves the immune system
- improve arthritic joint problems.
- It is especially good for low back pain
On wounds it was commonly used in a 4% solution that is a level teaspoon in a small glass of water. For general relaxation as well as for back pain and arthritic or muscle pain and stiffness either magnesium chloride or Epsom salts may be used. Both are excellent to soak in a hot bath with the addition of up to 2 cups of magnesium Chloride Flakes to warm bath water, soaking for a minimum of 20 minutes. Also hot magnesium salt packs may be used over stiff or painful muscles and joints. Keep warm for one to two hours with a hot water bottle.
CAUTION: Magnesium supplementation should be avoided with severe kidney problems and also with myasthenia gravis. Be careful with severe adrenal weakness or with low blood pressure. Too much magnesium can cause muscle weakness, if this happens temporarily use more calcium. Signs of excess magnesium can be similar to magnesium deficiency and include changes in mental status, nausea, diarrhea, appetite loss, muscle weakness, difficulty breathing, extremely low blood pressure, and irregular heartbeat.
- Food grade diatomaceous Earth
As you can see from the picture of Diatomaceous Earth – (magnified 7000 times) – it looks
like a cylinder full of holes – kind of like Rice Chex Cereal. This cylinder has a very strong
negative charge. As these millions of cylinders move through the stomach and digestive
tract, they attract and absorb fungi, protozoa, viruses, endotoxins, pesticides, and drug
residues, E.coli, and heavy metals. These are trapped inside the cylinder and passed out of
the body. In addition, any larger parasites that happen to be in the stomach or digestive tract
are “cut up” and killed by the sharp edges of the Diatomaceous Earth. DE is a natural organic colon cleanser and detoxifier. This cleansing and detoxification alone has a myriad of positive effects in the human body. Some of which include:
- lower cholesterol
- helps balance hormones
- lowers Blood Pressure,
- cures Osteoperosis,
- helps Weight Loss,
- increases Energy,
- kills Bacteria,
- clears up intestinal Mucus,
After only a few months of taking Diatomaceous Earth, the intestine wall is no longer coated with mucus and molds but CLEAN!!