Are There Any Natural Cures For Depression

The issue of how to deal with depression is more important than you might think. I recently wrote to you on the subject of male depression because it is such an unrecognized but serious issue. The World Health Organization has predicted that by the year 2030, more people will be affected by depression than any other health problem. Not good news.

We've explored why men are at risk:

  • Their symptoms are different from women's
  • Their coping behaviors are aggressive
  • It's currently taboo for men to admit being depressed

Still, 6 million men per year are diagnosed with depression - that we know of - and the numbers are growing.

Which begs the question of just how to deal with depression. Are there any natural cures for depression? Is there anything you can do on your own besides taking anti-depressant drugs?

Actually, there are.

The Nutritional Approach

It only makes sense that your body may be craving nutrients it needs - nutrients that can be therapeutic in how to deal with depression. Here are some remedies that studies have shown to be helpful:

  • St. John's Wort: this remedy has long been used in Europe, especially Germany, as a mood elevator. Studies have shown it to be more effective than a placebo although it takes a number of weeks before it begins to take effect.
  • B Vitamins. A good supply will increase the efficacy of prescription antidepressants. Folic acid and vitamin B6 are helpful in cases of mild depression
  • Vitamin D: There is a definite link between this "sunshine vitamin" and depression, especially if you live in an area where the days are shorter in the winter months.
  • Omega 3s. These fatty acids found in fish oil are an excellent source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an essential fatty acid found in nerve and brain tissue. Normal levels relieve mild to moderate depression.
  • SAMe. This synthetic version of S-adenosyl-L-methionine (say that three times fast!) proved to be an effective natural antidepressant, "superior to a placebo" when it was reported on in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by Harvard Researchers. It also worked more quickly than St. John's Wort.

The Lifestyle Approach

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 20 years, you know that how you take care of yourself on an everyday basis (food/exercise/daily habits) determines a large part of your overall health. Consider:

  • Sunlight and Light Therapy. No doubt about it, sunshine is good for your health. Many people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) when the days grow shorter in the winter months of the year. Sleep, productivity and state of mind are all affected when more of the day is dark than light. Phytotherapy, which uses light boxes of full-spectrum light to simulate sunlight is very effective in combating seasonal depression
  • Anti-Inflammatory Diet. This is basically a healthy diet of lean proteins, plus fresh fruits and vegetables, while limiting refined carbohydrates. Adding a source of omega 3s from fish or fish oil supplements is key. Keeping your body in balance helps alleviate depression and many other illnesses attributed to lifestyle.
  • Aerobic Exercise. Numerous studies point to regular aerobic exercise for relief of depression. 30 minutes, 5 days a week will boost your mood and your self-confidence.

The Alternative Approach

  • Massage. A good massage works the kinks out of your body and increases the production of endorphins, feel-good compounds that give you a sense of well-being.
  • Accupunture. This may make you think merely of those tiny needles used for treatment, but there's a reason the Chinese have been using acupuncture for centuries. Research confirms it prompts the body to produce chemicals that decrease or eliminate pain. The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as effective in relieving mild to moderate depression.
  • Meditation/Relaxation. Learning to calm yourself helps tremendously with agitated behaviors, which is a major factor in male depression. Decreasing muscle tension translates to lower blood pressure and less production of cortisol, the stress hormone.

Traditional Medicine

Don't dismiss the role of pharmaceuticals in treating moderate to severe depression. Many, many years and millions of dollars have gone into the research of how to deal with depression on a physiological level. While you may hate the thought of such treatment, there are valid chemical reasons why anti-depressants can relieve depressive symptoms.

Often, a combination of pharmaceutical and natural treatments will be the most effective solution for how to deal with depression. Your body does not operate in a vacuum. Rather, all systems work together, affect each other and combine to make a whole greater than the sum of its parts.

Male depression is serious, but it is very treatable. If you recognize a problem in yourself or someone you know, this health alert is for you.

Please consult your personal physician before making any changes at all to your diet, exercise and supplement program.

  1. Weil, Andrew, MD, "Integrative Mental Health: A New Model For Depression Relief", HuffingtonPost.com, Nov 18, 2009
  2. "Male Depression: Understanding the issues", MayoClinic.com

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    are there any natural cures for depression without having to have a perscription?

    • ANSWER:
      St. John's Wort

  2. QUESTION:
    Is there any natural cures for depression or bipolar?

    • ANSWER:
      Try St John Wart

  3. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me any natural cures for depression?
    Are there any natural cures i can take with my fluoxetine (prozac).

    • ANSWER:
      when i feel down, i go for a run to get a runners high. i feel on top of the world after.
      any type of exercise will do this.. if you like to dance thats also fun, dance in your room to fun songs from your childhood.

  4. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural home-made cures for depression?
    Is there anything that can help you feel happier, made from stuff you have at home?

    • ANSWER:
      1: Boil some seeds of cardamom in water with tea. It will give a very pleasing aroma to the tea.

      2: For taking care of bad mood, the perfect remedy is to eat an apple with milk and honey. It will recharge your energy.

      3: Cashew nuts are extremely beneficial in treating depression, as it is a rich source of vitamins of B group and thus they aid in stimulating the appetite. It ensures body activeness and energy levels.

      4: An Apple eaten with milk and honey is very good to uplift a mood. Good Home Remedy for Depression.

      3: A neutral immersion bath for one hour daily is also helpful in the treatment of depression

  5. QUESTION:
    Any natural cures for severe depression?
    I've been severely depressed for 6 years, and have several other mental illnesses (Appearance perfectionism, AVPD, and anorexia). I'm extremely behind on my school work, and I don't have a single friend that's not on the internet. My doctor keeps recommending therapy and telling my mom that I'm depressed, and I've told my mom that I'm very depressed and should be at least taking medication but she doesn't listen (she's not a horrible person, she's just in denial). I can't get any kind of help without my moms support so I was wondering if there were any natural cures for depression. Exercise does make me feel a little better, but the effects don't last long and I still don't feel like a normal person after wards. I've also read about B-vitamins but I'm not sure if they can actually help with depression, or if they would only lift my mood if I was normal.

    I'd appreciate any help.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi dear,
      You can try Siberian ginseng, Valerian, Passionflower, St John's Wort, Kava, 5-HTP, GABA, Vitamin Bs, Vitamin C, magnesium, zinc.
      You can buy books on natural cures over the internet. Those herbs and medicine (natural) that I mentioned are available in a pharmacy.
      Exercising does help. Go into the sunshine for half an hour at least each day. Try the early morning sun and evening sun.
      Eat very healthily and drink lots of water. Listen to soothing music. Try to make friends.
      YOu may like to attend a United Pentecostal Church for healing services. You can try Jesus. He loves you and cares for you. i pray to survive and to be happy. To hear Jesus' voice is such a satisfaction for me. Jesus wants you to talk to him and he wants to save you.

      God bless you.

  6. QUESTION:
    Suffering with depression. Natural cures?
    I have been suffering with depression for several years. I haven't been taking medication for it and without it I'm finding it harder and harder to get out of bed and make it through the day. Is there any natural things I could take to lessen my depression or help me cope with it better? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I certainly DO wish there were "natural" remedies to depression, but there really is nothing out there that has much research based evidence to demonstrate efficacy in even "mild" depression. Probably the most common over-the-counter and "natural" treatment would be St. John's Wort. Still, there is little evidence that it works very well at all, and in very loosely conducted trials.

      You really should discuss this with your doctor or provider of care. There may be a lot of prescribed medications that could prove to be very effective for you, and improve your quality of life. Give it some thought, then make an appointment.

      Best of luck!!

  7. QUESTION:
    I need help finding a natural cure for my adult ADHD, Depression and lack of energy. Is there any free cure?
    Hollo my name is Lyle I'm 42 years old, and live in Seattle WA. I have a collage degree but I am corrently unemploied. I currently live in my art studio in the downtown area and am faced with a severe lack of motavation, inspration and focus .I dont have any family and my frends dont seem to understand what the hell is going on with me. Is there anyone out there who can direct me to a pathway for recovery. I need my motavation back so I can create my art witch I hold moast dear and pay my bills to servive. Please and thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Medication, talk therapy, exercise, & good diet. You need to see a psychiatrist & be evaluated. Trust me I worked helping people with mental illnesses for years. There is no shame asking for help! Support groups always help, you'll find many others that are having the same feelings. I know 100's of people with the same symptoms as you have & it IS treatable, & it IS possible to live a good life again. All clinical studies show the best treatment is medication in conjunction with talk therapy.Good luck. Go to a Dr. & check if you have a sleep disorder also. Diabetes can also be a factor with your symptoms. You need to see a Dr. & don't be afraid to get a 2nd opinion.

  8. QUESTION:
    Are there any more natural remedies for depression besides, Kava-Kava, St. Johns Wort and Saffron?
    I'm trying to throw away my psych meds and I need a natural cure.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes absolutley, The most natural remedy is your mind and the strength of it.
      Just as your body needs exercise so does your mind.
      Keep yourself occupied when feeling depressed.
      look up in the sky when you feel a bout coming on.
      Learn to recognize depression for what it is.....
      It is only an emotion you must learn to control...
      Emotions can hurt you only if you allow them to...
      Every one gets depressed ...some let it go to a point where it causes one to inflict harm on themselves.
      As it is an emotion and only that you can and must realize it for what it is and make a consious descision to control it and not let it control you.
      That is the exercise.
      You must work out just as you work out with weights or in the gym.
      Always keep in mind that it is only a feeling and it will pass it is uncomfortable at the time but it does go away and harming yourself for relief is not the way. Control it and it will pass.
      There is a chemical reason for its increase and progression but that is brought on by the mind not controlling the emotion.It will feed itself if you allow it.
      Do not throw away the meds immediatly as the sudden shock to your system could worsen your situation. Tell your Doctor what your trying to do and work with him or her.
      But you must first come to the reality of your affliction.

  9. QUESTION:
    Depression/Stress, natural cures?
    Are there any good natural cures for stress/depression such as vitamins that anyone has tried and had success with?

    • ANSWER:
      Natual cures for stress/depression a very simple. Eating a balanced diet, plently of vitamin C has thought to decrease stess. Also plent of plently of sleep and exercise will really help. The best thing to do is set yourself time to relax, try having a hot bath, do some yoga and meditation are all very good for reducing stress. I also reccomend you to take up a hobbie for you to do in your spare time, this will take you mind off your stress/depression.

  10. QUESTION:
    Natural cures and philosophies for depression?
    I know that my depression is a culmination of my entire life, meaning outside factors other than what is just going on with my brain chemistry. That being said, I would love it to be easier to accept the difficulties in my life. I have no real family and no real friends. Obviously I would love to get out there and make a good, whole life for myself but I've always been quite shy. Becoming depressed has just made my shyness crippling and made me have no hope for ever establishing the life I see for myself in my dreams. The problem I have with medication is that I want to be natural and not have to worry about substances in my body for long periods of time. Plus, I'm only 18 and I don't want to become suicidal as I've heard that Prozac often does this to people of my age...And if I want to get off of it I don't want it to mess up my head even more...Are there any excercises, natural cures, philosophical approaches that you could share with me for overcoming depression?

    • ANSWER:
      1..Good Friend,at least the One you can really trust

      2 Hobby for your expression

      3 Vegetarian Diet

      4 GYM or just being in great shape(physically/emotionally)

      5 BOOKS,BOOKS.........books to read

      6 the best motivations for Life

      p.s. ¡¡forrget about Prozac,it ´s only natural to be a bit confused at your age...you can control your Life(¡FOREVER!)!

  11. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any Natural remedy for depression?
    I believe i have been suffering from depression for some time due to early teen use of marijuana and alcohol. I read that this causes the brain to have trouble producing dopamine or seratonin. Because of this I have lost more and more the ability to get excited or happy about anything and I cant remember the last time I laughed. I have no energy or reaction to things around me like im lost in my own world. I really want to feel better I want my energy levels to be much higher and I want to have a sense of well-being but I am not into prescription medications or Therapy. I believe there are natural cures for what the body lacks so if anyone knows about natural medecines to help the brain produce seratonin or dopamine and that give an energy boost I would be so grateful to hear it Thanks!
    Just needed to mention I have tried prayer I have asked God to help me get through this and give me strength and patience and to forgive me for certain sins but i still feel terrible and at the end of the day lately i have this headache that feels like a migrane from all the racing thoughts :-(
    WOW! I just have to say thank you so much to all of you for your great suggestions! I especially love the one from Fergus (who doesnt allow e-mail so ill say it here)about the epsom salts because i am a big believer in natural medecine and internal cleanse but i had no idea it could help depression....a friend of mine once told me that an enema is good but taking the salts orally sounds more appealing to me :-) Thanks! I will definitley try it asap!!!

    • ANSWER:
      The quickest and most effective solution I know of is epsom salts (magnesium sulphate - available at most supermarkets). A century ago this was known as "a dose of the salts" and was a regular (often weekly) dose for children - adults, too. They will flush your intestines out swiftly, and along with all the crap will go most of the negative thoughts.

      I use this regularly with clients who ring up reporting suicidal thoughts where I can't get to them or they can't get to me.

      In most cases they are back in touch within 30 minutes saying something like "I can't believe it, I feel normal again".

      Directions: Take 1 tablespoon of Epsom salts in a small glass of warm water mix well and swig it down as fast as you can (you wont want it to linger on your taste buds). Then drink 1-
      1/2 to 2 litres of water (as much as you can) straight after. This is best done on a
      reasonably empty stomach - at least 4 hours without food - you can have juices or water in this period. Don't stray too far from a toilet until the flushing has become apparent.

      .

  12. QUESTION:
    Natural treatments for depression?
    Apart from exercise and talking to people are there any other natural cures for depression e.g. food etc.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Identify the cause, if possible. Was there a triggering event? If so, it is probably reactive (situational) depression: counselling, psychotherapy, or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is indicated. Or, was it a more gradual thing, with no apparent cause? (a nutritional deficiency, hypothyroidism, environmental toxicity, or reactions to some medications, such as Advil etc., becomes more likely as the cause). Antidepressants work quicker than the following; 2 - 6 weeks, but you may have to adjust dosage, or types. St. John's Wort helps most people; tolerance doesn't develop, and the few side effects don't occur often, and even then are normally not severe (neither antidepressants, nor the wort, nor supplements should be relied on as a sole treatment). It doesn't cause sleeping problems, or weight change, and usually takes at least 2, and generally 4 - 6 weeks to become effective, but can sometimes work quicker than antidepressants. See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10759336?dopt=Abstract A recent, independent German double blind study showed it to be as effective as a commonly prescribed antidepressant, in cases of major depression, with far fewer side effects, and those were generally better tolerated, with a lower rate of discontinuation. Unlike antidepressants, where sexual dysfunction is a common side effect, it is far less of a problem with SJW. A multidimensional approach to treating depression without medication follows. All except for no. (7.) are safe to use with medication, but not SJW, because of interactions, and it's sensible to check out anything else first, like Ginkgo Biloba, Gotu Kola, or supplements, such as SAMe, 5-htp, or L-phenylalanine, with your doctor.

      (1.) Take at least 4 Omega 3 fish oil supplements, daily: (certified free of mercury) it is best if consumed with an antioxidant, such as an orange, or its FRESHLY SQUEEZED juice. If vitamin E is added, it should be certified as being 100% from natural sources, or it may be synthetic: avoid it! In the winter months, if not getting sufficient daily exposure to strong light, see http://drbenkim.com/vitamin-d-facts.htm & http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/12/16/my-one-hour-vitamin-d-lecture-to-clear-up-all-your-confusion-on-this-vital-nutrient.aspx Go to a doctor and ask for a 25(OH)D, also called 25-hydroxyvitamin D, blood test. When you get the results, don’t follow the typical “normal” reference range, as these are too low. The OPTIMAL value that you’re looking for is 45-52 ng/ml (115-128 nmol/l)". The company which tests your levels has to be one of those using the correct form of test, and this topic is addressed via the searchbar at Mercola.com - "vitamin D3; testing". Also take a vitamin B complex which is certified as being 100% of natural origin; the deficiency in vitamin B9 (folate, or folic acid) that most depressed people have, is known to cause depression. Around 30% - 40% of depressed people have low vitamin B12 levels. (2.) Work up slowly to at least 20 minutes of daily exercise, or 30 - 60 mns, 5 times weekly in daytime, outside. Too much exercise can cause stress; unwanted when dealing with depression. (3.) Occupational therapy (keeping busy allows little time for unproductive introspection, and keeps mental activity out of less desirable areas of the brain).

      (4.) Practice a relaxation method, daily, and when needed, such as: (free) http://www.drcoxconsulting.com/managing-stress.html or http://altmedicine.about.com/cs/mindbody/a/Meditation.htm or http://www.wikihow.com/Meditate or Yoga Nidra, (no flexibility required) at http://your-mental-health.8m.com/blank_11.html Tai Chi, Qi Gong, or yoga. Give the EFT a good tryout, to see if it helps you. It is free via the searchbar at http://www.mercola.com "EFT" & "EFT therapists" - Professional is best. There is a version for use in public places, (you could claim to have a headache, as you use the acupressuremassage/tapping on your temples. (5.) Initially, at least, some form of psychotherapy or counselling; later, perhaps either Cognitive Behavio(u)ral Therapy, (a free E course in it, which may well reduce the time needed in therapy, as should *, & ** is at: http://ecouch.anu.edu.au/welcome ) or Rational Emotive Behavio(u)ral Therapy for up to 6 months. (6.) Maintain a mood chart, and daily activities schedule**. (7.) As options, if desired, either a known, effective herbal remedy, such as St. John's wort, (get a German variety, if possible; local ones may vary in effectiveness. Perika, Jarsin, and Kira brands have been recommended as being effective. Take with a meal), Supplements, such as SAMe, 5-htp, L-phenylalanine: see: http://www.indepression.com/depression-natural-remedy.html (from vitamin and health food stores, some supermarkets have old/inferior types, or mail order: Google: " ... ; supplies"), St. John's Wort, etc. 80% of people in the Western world have low magnesium levels; which can cause depression.

  13. QUESTION:
    natural cure for depression?
    i always thought i might've had some kind of depression. But i've been lookig into it for over three going on four years now, and im pretty sure ive got something. However, i really dont want to be on medication, and id rather not worry my family with it. Is there any natural ways without medication i can be less of a constant downer??? Help is really appreciated. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on how you're using the word "cure". There are plenty of natural ways to help relieve symptoms of depression; and there are definitely ways of permanently overcoming depression without prescription medication. That said, I'm not aware of any product that can be referred to as a "cure" for anxiety. Any product that making the following claims: "100% effective", "No Side Effects", "100% Cure" should raise some serious red flags.

      I have a number of friends that have found success with Amoryn. It's an all-natural supplement designed to help significantly reduce symptoms of depression. Amoryn's formula contains both 5-HTP and St. John's Wort, among other ingredients. You can learn more about Amoryn at http://www.amoryn.com/advantage.html - This site actually has a lot of great info.

      If you're looking for a St. John's Wort product. It's my understanding that you need to find one that's been standardized for hyperforin. This is main active component responsible for reducing symptoms of depression. Here's a link to a clinical research study published in a reputable medical journal discussing the topic - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15492771

      Another great resource is the Kelly's St. John's Wort Blog - http://www.sjwinfo.org/

      Try Google-ing "Natural Depression Supplement" - It seems like there's some good info there about how to naturally overcome depression symptoms without prescription medications.

      Start there and continue learning about different alternatives. Everyone's different, so the best long-term approach is to continuing to educate yourself and find what works best for you.

      Hopefully this information is of some help. All the best!

  14. QUESTION:
    Are there any verses in the Bible that speak out against using anti-depressant drugs?
    I don't want my relatives to take anti-depressants. My aunt takes them and I don't like that because I feel that God created natural cures for the physical symptoms of depression and spiritual cures for the mental part. I think the drugs interfere with people's relationship with God. I don't think people will believe me though unless I have Bible verses. Thanks for your help

    • ANSWER:
      stay the f*ck away from your aunt for her sake.

  15. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies and cures for depression?
    Hello there. I've gone through cycles of mild depression throughout my life, mostly brought on by negative events that have taken place during those periods. I once went through a depression as a young teen, got out of it for many years, and have recently found myself depressed once again as a young adult. I don't know exactly why or how it went away before...it sort of "passed". My depression isn't extreme (manic depressive/suicidal) or anything of that sort-- I'm just generally really down feeling, unmotivated (I sleep a lot and lay around), and have began to isolate myself from others. I'm becoming lethargic almost and I dwell a lot on the past and have feelings of unnecessary guilt.

    I do not believe in medicine for the treatment of depression (except in extreme cases) and I'm looking for natural remedies and ways to get out of this rut. Any advice is extremely appreciated! :) xoxo

    • ANSWER:
      see my answer here about the food, books and omega three fats.

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=At1RdwR44xFmaSJLgVtAGdrsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20100726210554AAlXpNG&show=7#profile-info-9KF5nciyaa

      Also try to change your thinking. Use positive affirmations that contradict the usual tapes you place in your head. Practice being grateful. Make a journal writing down good things about yourself and compliments people give you. Focus consciously on the positive Read the book excuse me your life is waiting for a great book on the law of attraction. Listen to music you love and uplifting music and get outside a lot in nature. in what things you liked as a child and do these things. Think what things are fun and make you feel good and do more or that. Talk to a crisis line when upset about somethings just type your state into google and the words crisis line.

      My son is trying to help me think more positive..every time I catch myself thinking negative. I am to stop and reverse the thought and say the opposite 10 times.

      For instance if I say/think life sucks I then says my life is great or I love my life or life is a wonderful gift (always say in in the positive not the negative like like does not suck as the mind discounts the not and sees it as life sucks it is thought./ If you say I feel crappy stop and ten life say I feel fantastic. or instead of saying I feel unmotivated think (and better yet force yourself to feel it too) I am constantly motivated or I love doing all kinds of things or life is too short to waste sleeping., I have things to do. Say I love people and being around them..people love me. I attract many friends and love it and stuff like that. When you find yourself thinking about the past say stop that..today is a new day..or my great future makes my past unimportant. Say I am proud of myself. Fix the things that may have made you feel guilty..make amends or whatever and then say..God washes away my guilt. I am made new and can start over. Thanks goodness I can do my future better, Stuff like that.

      Make a list of the top 10 things that are negative you say that you want change once you get those better do 10 new ones or add some.

      urse, etc and read them often the more the better.

      whenever you catch yourself thinking something a depressed person would think or anything negative or anxious etc, reverse it and say it ten times aloud or in your head..eventually you will change your tapes. When we are depressed we think negative and when we think negative we can create depression in a vicious cycle..by changing one of these we can change the cycle.Changing depression improves negative thinking so why wouldn't changing negative thinking improve depression. a chemical imbalance can cause negative thinking but I think positive thinking can change the body as well.

      Attack it from both sides the raw foods and omega three fats etc in the other answer, the info on nutritional and behavioral things in those books I mention at that answer I linked too, and this stuff and you have true hope.

      Check out depression testimonies on the site hacres.com I was just reading them actually (under the education tab just type in depression and any other illnesses)

      Also take a notebook with areas of your life lhacreslationships, health, work, recreation, money etc and think what things and goals can you make on these things to improve your life

      It is completely great you do not want meds as these I have read can cause permanent brain damage. I took them for 15 years and was intensely suicidal nearly every day..when I quit all that as soon as itmedst my body I was not suicidal for 8 years even though depression remained and continual problems. I shudder to think what damage these antidepressants drugs did to me..I feel I will never be the person I once was. I wonder how many people killed themselves who were on these drugs when the drug companies hid the reports of increased suicides, homicides and exacerbated depression.

      A study of two groups of depressed people showed those getting the ssri antidepressant drugs killed themselves more and had more suicidal thoughts and exacerbated depression than the control group of depressed people taking NOTHING.ssrid the books by peter breggen like your drug could be your problem, toxic psychiatry etc. many libraries have these or amazon..read them before ever taking any brain drug

      The mind is verbreggenful..I used to say I never get sick and I never did..the whole family could be dropping like flies and I would not get the flu or whatever, But I always say life sucks, I hate life, I'm depressed and you know it does suck, I hate it and I am depressed so I am trying to stop saying this stuff and see what happens. I feel it will help whether through self fulfilling prophecy, law of attractions..heck I guess even the placebo effect works on the mind's power of belief or disbelief.

      But in addition be sure to at least look at that I wrote on fats and the brain and omega three fats in particular found here

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=At1RdwR44xFmaSJLgVtAGdrsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20100726210554AAlXpNG&show=7#profile-info-9KF5nciyaa

      I have suffered severe clinical depression for 35 years..I know stuff I just don't do what I know...this year I am making progress becoming a vegan, eating mnciyaaw food, exercising, eating healthier, and doing these goals and affirmations. Not perfect but something..today I remembered to put a tbs of chia seeds on my salad for the omega threes. Making some progress helps.

      I did notice a definite lifting of mood and a feeling of happiness when I first gave up animals last year. I have had one of the hardest years ever. Just this week have been a nightmare but I think I am getting tot he point that the misery is motivating me to freaking do something instead of this continued suffering...make that these interesting challenges of this week that I am gonna conquer. full steam ahead :)

  16. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of depression without medications?
    So, I have been in a steadily declining depression for a while now. I think it began when I lost interest in video games and then it spread out to other things. Pretty much everything that I once found exciting are now boring. I'm sick and tired of living this monotonous life and want genuine feelings of happiness back in albeit without medications since I don't want to tell my folks about this.

    When I was little, I was often passionate. I thought almost anything was interesting. I was indeed happy. But, as I got older, things became less and less interesting until becoming very weak as it is now. I discussed this with my brother who responded that this is life when you grow up and I sincerely hope he is wrong.

    Perhaps the reason is due to my lack of exercise? Back when I was little (which I even call my "golden age" due to the fact that I was at my happiest in this time), I was forced into sports clubs. While I didn't like them, they probably paid off for the sake of happiness. Recently, I have been excuses out of PE (Physical Education) classes when I said that I didn't like doing it. While I would not want to go back doing the subject, this move may have fuelled my depression due to the fact that I no longer exercise. But, I hate exercise. It's tiring and there's that sharp, lingering pain in your neck which happens to be a rapidly beating pulse. It's not my thing.

    I spend all day on my laptop, which other family members use as well but not as much as me. Which, combined with my lack of exercise, caused my depression. I am not that one dimensional of an individual. I do have aspiring dreams like exploring the world, meeting and joining the love of my life, being an innovator, etc. But, we live in reality and these are difficult let alone impossible to come by. I drown my depression on junk food as I have them for more on pleasure than nutrition.

    In short, a natural cure on Depression, please? Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Cognitive Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy have been demonstrated to work for depression, but to be sure it really is depression, I'd recommend you see your doctor for a diagnosis first. As for exercise, I feel the same way you do.

  17. QUESTION:
    Anyone bought the book natural cures they dont want you to know about or more natural cures?
    Just wondering if it is any good and if the stuff in there works? looking for cures on high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, depression, high colesterol? please let me know or post some of the cures for these adn i will be gratefull.

    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know what book your talking about. Is the name of the book Natural Cures? Or is the name Natural Cures They Don't Want You To Know About? Or is it More Natural Cures? If your looking for answers to health question I would suggest buying a book called Nutritional Almanac. It has lots of general health information, remedies and reference material. It was written by a group of doctors who included a broad scope of information. You can learn about herbs, ayurvedic, supplements and more. They list symptoms and remedies. Originally it was written as a reference book for diet analysis. This book will help you get the facts, not the fantasy. I use it as my health bible. It has everything I need to do research on symptoms.

  18. QUESTION:
    How to Cure Depression/OCD?
    a freind of mine who doesnt have yahoo answers wanted me to ask this...... ok.... so if someone has this feeling of being down all the time like they can never be happy like theres always something bothering them and they said theyve kinda felt suicidal and all that kinda thing but really they worry so much thats the biggest part like things that make no sense and they cant stop no matter what..... and even sometimes feel like if they touch something one way it can hurt something else.... i suggested like mediation he seemed to think that may be good idk.... he doesnt want to have to take medication..... is there any natural cures for what he has most likely depression and ocd.... also is there any types of mediation you would recomend.....is martial arts a good thing to do? idk please help.....

    • ANSWER:
      well meditation will really work
      look it up on google!

      karate is a great way to take anger out!

      maybe he just needs to talk it out with some one who will understand listen and give good advise!

      countrygal9119@yahoo.com

      ...if he wants to talk of course!

  19. QUESTION:
    What are some natural cures for ADD?
    I have anxiety, depression, and add. Alll that good stuff =/

    Anyways, I have had a hard time focusing and would like to know what are the natural ways to stay focused? For example I'll read a few sentances of a book and then space out. Got any helpful info?
    That would be sweet =]

    Also, I'm just really not into all the drugs they have out there for these things like Adderall and antidepressants. I don't like the fact that your dependant upon them. I wish marijuana was the cure.

    • ANSWER:
      There have actually been a lot of studies that have shown that Fish Oil can help with ADD/ADHD. It seems too simple, and that may be one reason it wasn't really looked at closely for this, but I wasn't surprised it would help when I thought about it. The EPA and DHA in Fish Oil help with all sorts of things including heart health, skin health, and brain health. There was a good article at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-391503/Fish-oil-calms-children-better-Ritalin.html that covers some of this as well.
      Give it a try... it's economical, safe, and easy. Just make sure that the company you get it from uses Molecular Distillation because that's currently the only safe way to remove any trace contaminants of any heavy metals. Of course, if you aren't sure about the dosage or the benefits, you may want to consult with a holistic doctor, as they may have other additional options available to them.

      There are also a lot of people who have found some relief from limiting sugar, artificial colors/flavorings, and going with less (or no) processed food to take away those possible causes as well. From research I've done, Fish Oil tends to help more, but both work even better together. Good luck and I hope I helped!

  20. QUESTION:
    PMS is ruining my life! Help...natural remedies or cures?
    I just feel like life can't go on when I have my 2 weeks of PMS. It's not even the physical that I can't deal with..it's these feelings of craziness and depression..I just want to burst into tears.

    I don't want to take medicine because I think that's what has messed me up so much already..and birth control isn't an option because it makes me feel like I am PMSing times ten...I feel like suicidal on it.

    Have any of you women tried natural remedies that worked? I keep hearing about apple cider vinegar and different stuff. I don't have health insurance and I am praying there is someone..just ONE woman out there..that can tell me a natural cure..or at least something that helps a bit because I just feel SO low about myself during this time of the month...........my bf doesn't completely understand but he does try. He thinks sometimes that it's just in my mind and that I just have to pray and try to think happy thoughts..and then I flip on him and curse him out and tell him that it's not like that..and I feel bad for doing it afterwards because he has no idea.

    • ANSWER:
      you should just take a long nap, drink some herbal tea, and take a long hot shower/bath. you will be more relaxed and less tense.

  21. QUESTION:
    is there any real cure depression ,and whats your experience.?
    i have being suffering with depression for almost10 years now, it started round about 12, I've seen therapist's, tried natural remedies, pretty much tried everything, but i never wanted to go on medication cause the side effects is worse then the depression, but latley i feel worse then ever before, i keep having recuring thoughts of just wishing i were dead, i dont know what to do, or why i feel this helpless,and sad. can anyone share there experiences, of depression, and if they ever got over it how, open to anything, questions, answers, stories, suggestions, advice regarding deppreion.thank you so very much for your answers.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't fight the depression, the more you try to fight it the angrier and more anxious you get and you will tend to focus on your mood more. The best way to start to get better is to learn about the illness and how the way you think can affect it. Try to get fresh air every day, even if you only open a window. in winter a SAD lamp should help. Gentle exercise a few mins a day will help your mood even if its a walk down the garden and back. Volunteering at an animal shelter ( just grooming or cuddling nervous animals) will again help. Read self hypnosis and other Cognitive behavioural books, learn relaxation and maybe ask someone to help you with this or to just listen to you when you need it. I was told change your thoughts and you change your world. When in despair on waking just think 'another day closer to getting through it', cause if you don't go through it you can't come out of the other side of the depression. All illness have a start,middle and an end. You are at your turning point with your suicidal thoughts. just know that you are strong enough to recognise these thoughts and they are the start of you getting better, by allowing it to happen, you will eventually allow it to pass. Please look after yourself and I hope you start to feel on the road to your recovery soon. All the best.

  22. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural cure for overactive thyroid?
    I've had a thyroid problem ever since I was a kid and my doctor had me on this thyroid medication, but I stopped taking them a long time ago because I didn't feel any different with or without them. I'm 18 now and I've noticed my symptoms have worsened: I am anxious, depression is always on and off everyday, I have memory loss or I can't think straight like the way I used to or sometimes I will talk backwards XD, also people with overactive thyroid have a slower metabolism, and my hands and feet are usually cold. I'm just a bit worried that it might get worse and I haven't seen a doctor in about 2 years or more because I know that they are just going to prescribe me medications again (and I personally don't believe in medications) that's why I am looking for a natural way to cure or slow down my thyroid, something that actually works.

    • ANSWER:
      Alternative treatments offer a wide variety of methods to help maintain balance in the body, for example homeopathy, acupuncture, physical medicine and massage. They have been used for centuries, and now more than ever before, the Western community is embracing this holistic approach of healthcare.

      This holistic approach addresses not only the symptoms of hyperthyroidism, but they address the root cause and underlying problems and can help provide all-round support and natural health.

      There are a number of herbal and homeopathic ingredients which may be of assistance without the negative side effects of prescription drugs. Some commonly used herbs traditionally used to calm the overactive thyroid include bugleweed (Lycopus virginica), lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) and motherwort (Leonuris cardica).

      Natural remedies can also be investigated as part of a broader treatment plan. It is best to discuss these options with your doctor or consult a homeopath or naturopath for advice. Also, it is important to incorporate a healthy diet, exercise, meditation and other mind-body therapies to get the maximum benefit.

      Details on the above can be had here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/h/hyperthyroidism.htm

  23. QUESTION:
    Are there any sort of vitamins that help reduce stress/anxiety?
    I am having a lot of trouble with stress, depression and anxiety. Before getting put on wacko drugs, I want to try to cure myself with Earth's natural herbs and remedies. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thank you for your time!

    • ANSWER:
      St. John’s Wort, Passionflower, are excellent herbs for depression, stress and anxiety. Certain tissue salts are also extremely effective as homeopathic brain and nerve tonics. They include natrium sulphate and kalium Phosphate.

      It is known that our body rapidly uses up reserves of vitamin C when under stress. Good sources of vitamin C include citrus fruits, blackcurrant, vegetables (broccoli, potatoes), red capsicums and chillies, strawberry, kiwifruit, rockmelon, orange juice and cranberry juice.

      Vitamin B6 is believed to work in the brain similar to valium-like drugs - hence its importance in your diet as food or as supplement. Good dietary sources of vitamin B6 are chicken, turkey, tuna, salmon, shrimp, beef liver, lentils, soybeans, nuts, avocados, bananas, carrots, brown rice, bran, pulses, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, and whole-grain flour.

      Avoid common food allergens are dairy, soy, citrus, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, fish, wheat, fish, eggs, corn, food colorings, and additives.

      For some intriquing takes on depression and anxiety, visit

  24. QUESTION:
    I have Generalized Anxiety, pure O/OCD and depression?
    I'm 20. I'm genetically mentally restless and have a history of depression and ocd in the family, I have the physical condition called hyperhidrosis (excessive body gland sweating) I also suffer some symptoms of misophonia, hypochondria, PARANOIA and SAD. I know it sounds like many together but these are just symptoms, my real diagnosis was generealized anxiety and OCD/depression, but it's quite severe by now since the last time I went to the psychiatrist and got prescribed some meds. It's really hard to deal with this without medication.
    I mean literally, my brain thinks non stop. And the pain is so much that it becomes physical. I have voluntary muscle contractions/nervous ticks due to my nervousness and constant anxiety. I wish I would put a stop on my brain, but mental ilnessess are one of those things you just can't control. I also have countless thoughts of guilt (religion- Good evil) racing through my head every hour and ocd at all times. It's gotten so bad I can barely sleep at night and if I do I will have nightmares all the time. I'm scared parts of my body will get out of place or that I will get physically hurt or anything gets dislocated in my body (hypochondria?) I have an unexplainable fear of dying.

    What are possible remedies? Don't tell me exercise I've already tried it.
    Are there natural cures like herbs or supplements? Anything to relax me, I would really hate to have to depend on medication for the rest of my life. This will kill my organs due to the chemical induced in them.

    What kind of therapy can I take?

    I'm currently not getting treated. I have no medical insurance and this is all too expensive.
    Please, help me! And let me know if you suffer from any of these and if you're coping better with medication, what medication and what therapy?

    Anyone wanna add me on MSN here's my email: sweetpie091@hotmail.com

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  25. QUESTION:
    Lithium Orotate for depression?
    NOT Lithium Carbonate!!! Lithium Orotate! Do you think there are natural cures for many illnesses that the AMA or FDA would never approve because they would never make any money. Imagine something naturally curing many of our diseases instead of paying hundreds of thousand of dollars. Do you think it is all about money instead of curing people?

    • ANSWER:
      Lithium can be purchased over the counter at any nutrition store. It's a mood stabilizer.

      And of course, it's money more then anything. Some of the best meds are the old ones and they're cheap. But you don't see them prescribed first- only last. I'm on one pill for my bipolar and it's an atypical medication primarily prescribed for blood pressure. It's cheap, too. It works better then anything else. Now my blood pressure pills, that's another story- the only thing that works for that is expensive and new- but I did try everything else first so I know.

      I take policosanol and Omega 3's for my cholesterol and R-Lipoic acid for my type II diabetes. I know there are perfectly good alternatives out there. Oh, and my most disabling condition for years was my sleep problems and for that I now take homeopathic medications which work wonders, have no side effects, are cheap and can cure instead of just covering up symptoms.

  26. QUESTION:
    cure for depression and anxiety?
    Lately I have been having anxiety and depression issues which are starting to become quite serious. Does anyone know of any cures? I would prefer to stay right away from medicines and stick to natural remedies. Perhaps there are certain foods I should eat and foods that I should avoid. As there any activities or exercises that will stabilise my mind?

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  27. QUESTION:
    im really depressed and broke..?
    im really depressed lately. i have been for a long time but its just getting worse. sometimes i feel like im going crazy because i can only think negatively. someone says something and my mind automatically jumps to a negative conclusion.
    its becoming a real issue. the thing is, i dont have any money to get counseling or meds. i hardly have money for gas as it is. i was wondering fi there were any natural remedies to cure depression. and i would turn to god, but its difficult, a lot of the time i feel dead inside and i dont exactly feel his presence. im not very religious either.
    thanks any help would be appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      Nat there are really no natural remedies to help with depression
      its only you can help yourself
      you know you are depressed have you seen your doctor
      not sure which country you are in if in the Uk of course its free treatment but don't know the procedure anywhere else
      try to share your problem with a friend that does always help
      plus you don't have to be religious to turn to God i,m not either but i enjoy the solitude and peacefulnes of a church
      best of luck take care

  28. QUESTION:
    What are some natural ways to get rid of depression?
    I have overwhelming depression because of the way my engagement to my Fiancee went... after 7 years, she is now on heavy medication, dead as a person, with her mother that would beat her senseless as a kid... she cheated on me, and no one even believes we were together. You can't imagine.

    I don't want to go on medication. I am afraid if they put me on it I will never be allowed to get off. And I am not mentally ill. My depression is caused by legitimate reason.

    But I need some cures, here.
    I feel partially dead inside, and I wonder is there any cure for that? (Certainly not time)

    Thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      walk

  29. QUESTION:
    I want to try a natural way to cure my depressive disorder.?
    I'm a thirty year old female. I'm currently being treated for depression. I feel that in addition to the depression my hormones are inbalanced. I now want to quit taking the antidpressant that I was prescribed. It makes me feel terrible. Have any women had any positive experience overcomming their depression and hormonal issues with natural suppelments. I'm going to try st. johns wort as well as do a major diet overhaul. Are there any books out there that can give me information about which natural suppelments that can be beneficial. Or do you have your own experience and advice on an holistic approach. I know that excercise and rest can be beneficial, but perhaps you might have more insight.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Remedies for Anxiety / Panic Attacks / Stress / Depression(Bereavment) / Mood Swings (Totally safe, without any side effects or complications of any sort) :-

      ANXIETY / PANIC ATTACKS & STRESS :-

      Sudden with restlessness and fear of death, Panic Attacks, Aconite 30X or 200X,1/2 hourly (3 Doses)

      Prolonged with periodic and panic attacks Arsenic Alb.200X, 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      With fainting spells; profuse sweating; worse in the morning Sulphur 30X or 200X 3 hourly (3 Doses)

      Makes patient walk fast; due to anticipation Argentum Nit 200X, 3 hourly (3 Doses)

      Worse lying in bed and closing the eyes Carbo Veg 30X or 200X, 4 hourly (6 Doses)

      Anxiety aggravated by upward or downward motion; going in an elevator; worse till 11 P.M, Borax 200X or 1M, 3 hourly (3 Doses)

      Anxious about business even when seriously ill Bryonia Alba 200X 3 hourly (3 Doses)

      Full of apprehensions in the evening Causticum 200X, 3 hourly (3 Doses)

      Anxiety and fears in the evening with restlessness and palpitation Calcarea Carb.200X or 1M, 3 hourly (3 Doses)

      Anxiety worse while lying still. Sad music ameliorates the complaints Manganum Acet 200X 3 hourly (3 Doses)

      Anxiety due to fright, fear,exciting news; stage fright; worse while appearing for examination or interview etc Gelsemium 30X or 200X 3 hourly (6 Doses)

      Mood Swings, Anxiety due to grief or shock in the subconscious mind Ignatia 200X or 1M, 3 hourly (3 Doses)

      Anxiety; better after eating Anacardium Or 30X, 4 hourly.

      DEPRESSION & GRIEF(Bereavement) :-

      Severe shock due to sudden death of loved ones; restlessness, anxiety and fear Aconite 200X. 10 min (3 Doses)

      Prolonged mournings; cannot overcome the loss of loved ones and/or Mood Swings. Ignatia 1M or 10M, 6 hourly (3 Doses)

      When the grief is in the conscious mind; patient weeps; does not like sympathy Natrum Mur.200X or 1M, 6 hourly (3 Doses)

      For chronic grief and indignation Staphysagria 200X or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Depression with suicidal thoughts feeling of worthlessness, Aurum Met 30X, three times a day half hour before meals.

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine (Cures Par Excellence)

      Take Care and God Bless you.

  30. QUESTION:
    alternative depression cure?
    are there any natural things you can do for depression?

    • ANSWER:
      try St Johns Wort. Its a nature anti depressant. Here is a link to help
      http://www.holisticonline.com/Herbal-Med/hol_herb.htm
      you also might want to google the herb. There is alot of info on it out there.

  31. QUESTION:
    Is there any good treatment for aspergers? If there is are there any organizations I can help or donate to?
    A bit of a life story but read on if you feel like it: Just out of curiosity I finally got diagnosed with it by a couple therapists I decided to see recently. I'm pretty socially inept but at the same time skilled or intelligent in some aspects and make rather good money as owner of a web/IT startup so I wouldn't call it completely disabling (maybe it has good sides) but I'm still curious if there is any cure for what I have?

    But there are a LOT of bad sides. It really messed up my perception of others and myself back in middle and high school, absolutely killed my confidence, and everything. Had major depression issues and my story wasn't always successful. I had to climb out of a major rock bottom of horrible high school grades compared to my potential, dropped out of college, being jobless, hopeless, and alone compared to where I am today. Makes me appreciate a LOT more where I am today and I want to help others who have this.

    I often wished I was blessed with natural social skills to go with skill, intelligence, etc but that is not the case but I'm okay with that now.

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  32. QUESTION:
    Anyone have lyme disease?
    What are/were your symptoms? I don't recall having that bullseye rash but I haven't felt good in so many years, there is always something wrong, body aches, pains, lightheadedness, fatigue, feeling like im coming down with something........i was diagnosed with depression/panic disorder and take medication for it, but physically i just never feel 100% good.......

    just wondering if anyone has experienced this?

    are there any natural cures for lyme? will probiotics help at all??

    thanks for your time.

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, okay. Let's talk about this. You have been diagnosed with depression and you say you haven't felt well over the last few years. You complain of fatigue, aches, pains, lightheadedness, etc.

      What do you think is more likely? Physical effects of depression or lyme disease, which is extraordinarily rare. Yeah, I think you know the answer. Your depression is not being adequately treated, see your doctor.

  33. QUESTION:
    Is there any time in the history of mankind when a culture of self-pity makes less sense than now?
    Why is it that now, 500 years into the Scientific Revolution, a century after the discovery of pathogens as a cause to disease and 50 years after the cure of basically any disease other than viral or genetic, three decades into a phenomenon that brings instant social connections to literal shut-ins, in the richest and most prosperous country in the world, things like 'emo culture' and 'clinical depression' pop up?

    Do humans have some sort of a natural craving for serious problems - so that if you take all the serious problems out of our lives, we tend to start making them up? Why, at the most prosperous and problem-free time in our history as a species and in the most fortunate nations in the world, do self-pity trends start popping up in all generations?

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  34. QUESTION:
    Depression Advice??
    I'm so tired of everything lately - the stress, my work, bills, college classes, housecleaning, etc. All I ever have time to do is work. I can't find any enjoyment in life anymore. Lately, while I'm driving home from work, I have very powerful urges to drive off the road or into a jersey wall or something.

    I know I'm most likely suffering from depression. Many years ago, I was on Zoloft for depression for about 6 months. But this bout with it seems worse. And the side effects from the medicine were just awful then.

    Has anyone had any positive results from other medications? If so, which ones?

    Are there any other natural remedies to help cure this?

    I'm just so sad and tired.

    Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      5HTP. a bottle at Wal mart. I take 50 mg a day on my Dr's advice. Has helped more than any antidepressant without side effects. Hope you feel better.

  35. QUESTION:
    best way to cure depression naturally?
    Are there any? Medication only seems to make me worse, I've tried multiple kinds and I'm finally recovering from their negative effects. Are there any natural things I could do to start getting satisfaction out of life and all the things I used to enjoy? I'm pretty deadset on not wanting to put anymore chemicals in my brain, looking for advice more along the lines of vitamins, foods, positive thinking and such.

    Also any advice on recovering (socially) from this depressive stage in my life? I've been acting foolish and desperate all year, and now I can finally feel myself getting better, but I'm so ashamed of the way I've been acting its ridiculous.

    • ANSWER:
      Talk to your doctor. For some people, drugs work best.

      If it were just a matter of positive thinking etc., you'd already be doing it.

  36. QUESTION:
    Depression - Will it go?
    Hi. I'm a 19 year old college student currently on holiday. I have been depressed for about 2 months now. I was on 20mg of Citalopram for 6 weeks, and 30mg for 1 week. However I had been doing some research on SSRI's on the net, and the bad withdrawals.

    Thus I started to look at more natural ways to cure this like buying a lightbox that I have been using in the morning for about 4 days, I have been taking fish oil capsules for about 2 weeks, exercising 3 times a week for 45 mins, eating healthily and have started taking l-tyorsine and 5-htp. I started taking them yesterday. Apparently they are meant to be effective, but it takes time.

    I guess you could say at the moment, I feel like I did before. I had disrupted sleep last night, and I feel nackered today. I am a bit frustrated as all my efforts seem to be in vain at the moment. Is there any reason why this could last for years? My physcologist said it would be about 3 to 9 months. I just need some hope.

    Thanks,

    John T

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  37. QUESTION:
    Taking care of mom. with Alz., How would you deal with?
    stress of the daily isolation of this? Dr's only want to give meds that make me sick, sleepy or just not myself. I must take care of her, this means breakfast, bathing ( rountine activties) So I'm thinking there must be another way b/c I can't help her if I'm sleeping and stuff!
    Any ideals--person coming to house is out, she just freaks out!! Should I just let her freak out, I don't believe this is the way.
    Has anyone dealt with this? Any natural vits. or cure for me (stress/depression) so I can do what I feel I must do?

    Thanks in advance!!

    • ANSWER:
      It'is time for two things. One, talk with your closest friends and see if they can come and give you a hand. If you expose mom a little at a time to one or two people she used to know she may calm down. Second is the hard one to do, Is it time to have her taken care of by proffesionals. This does not mean that you are abandoning her. Even former pres. Reagan had to be professionally cared for. You need to care for yourself first or you will be sick and can care for no one. If your mother had a different kind of illness and had to go to a special facility you would not hesitate so keep that in mind.

  38. QUESTION:
    Effexor or Natural Remedies?
    I've had pretty bad depression/anxiety for quite a long time. I'm at a point where I want to cure it so badly NATURALLY. I hate taking drugs with side effects that mask the problem. But, the way I feel is pretty bad. Are there any success stories out there that involve curing suicidal/negative thoughts with just natural supplements? The thing is, I tried to go pill-free last summer and it was the absolute worst experience of my life. I would exercise and try everything in my right mind to be happy and calm, but it didn't work. I heard Effexor is known to pull people out of the dark. I tried it for a day once and it made me very irritable and angry. Should I try it again? I'm afraid I'll have to take meds for the rest of my life, and yes I know all about the withdrawal symptoms/side effects this drug brings. However, I barely even leave the house anymore. I'm so emotionless, don't even have the natural ability to laugh or smile, and just want myself back. Thanks. Top answer rewarded.

    • ANSWER:
      I've taken just about every antidepressant out there. Effexor is the only one that ever did me any good and it's the only one that i'd take again. And yes, the withdrawal is terrible and you'll get it if you even miss a dose or two.

      As far as supplements go, I've taken SAMe and had good luck with that in the past.

      Of course, whether it's prescription or OTC, half of the effectiveness of anti depressants seems to be placebo effect anyway.

      Lately, I've been going out walking for about an hour every evening. I get plenty of other types of excercise at work every day.. but there's something about going for a nice long walk that just seems to help. I recommend you try that before anything else.

  39. QUESTION:
    any thoughts on this?
    I found this quite interesting. I think that is the reason there has not been a cure for homosexuality. Can you imagine what the media would do to a story like that? The public would go nuts if they found out that a cure for homosexuality was being worked on. Is it really that bad? Damn MTV and gay rights activists are so hellbent and proctecting the rights of gays and brainwashing them to think that it is completely natural and that it is OK. It is not OK. Homosexuality is the complete opposite of the natural human reproductive process. Humans are not supposed to be attracted to the same sex. Our bodies were designed perfectly for one male and one female. Homosexuality is a chemical imbalance in the brain (just like bi-polarity, depression, etc) and a cure should be researched. Of course it wont actually be worked on for a while, if ever, because of these brainless activists.

    Your thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      i like ur opinion

  40. QUESTION:
    How do you get more dopamine in the brain (not feel depressed)? (without drugs)?
    Are there ways to get the chemical running through your brain which cures depression, naturally? I know they say exercise helps but it doesnt for me :( . I dont know why but when I exercise it doesnt make me feel good that im being active, I just feel more irritable because ALL I EVER feel like doing is nothing, because I dont have the energy for it. Will I be like this forever? I will see a doctor soon and get antidepressants, but are there any natural ways which get that chemical flowing as normal, naturally?

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  41. QUESTION:
    Why do people hate on Marijuana so bad?
    "Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere." -George Washington
    "Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country." - Thomas Jefferson

    Now if two of our founding fathers supported it, and our country was built off of there outlooks then why in the world do we outlaw it now? Well I guess the constitution is pretty much out of the picture...soo no surprises there.

    Just to list some of the medicinal properties of this so called " drug-plant"

    Its use for Anorexia, Asthma, Nausea, Pain, Peptic Ulcer, Alcoholism, Glaucoma, Epilepsy, Depression, Migraine, Anxiety, Inflammation,Hypertension, Insomnia, Cancer Interestingly, relief of many of the symptoms marijuana was used for in these illnesses are many of the same symptoms that have been proven in modern research. This should not be surprising unless we want to assume that all of the experience of thousands of years did not have some factual basis.

    As for killing brain cells.. false check this link out http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=3475#12

    Anyone ever heard of MRSA? The only natural and reliable cure left on the planet is THC oil, The antibiotics used have to be constantly morphed and changed, because the virus is constantly evolving. Weed on the other hand stays the same.

    SOO long story shot, everyone who hates on it and says that people who do smoke are nothing but ignorant and don't truly know any facts.
    Well here in California its legal it has been for medical patients for years and were voting again to make it legal in November.

    So no its not really illegal. Plus its WAY less harmfull than alcohol and that IS legal. Humm, whats wrong with this picture.

    How many people a year die from alcohol?
    And how many die from a pot overdose?
    Yeah that's what I though.

    • ANSWER:
      Weed is fine, using it irresponsibly is not. I have never had a problem with controlling how often I smoke it, and don't even feel like it most of the time. I haven't smoked it for months because I feel I have better things to save up my money for, and better things to do with my time. People shouldn't try weed while completely ignorant about it, then complain when they use it too often and realize they don't do anything with their life anymore. That's there own fault, not weed's. I believe moderation and knowing about what you're getting into is the trick to not using it stupidly. That, and also thinking about and realizing the consequences of smoking it too much. Before I tried weed, I thoroughly studied it, both about the good and bad. I learned the laws where I am, found out where to get good weed, and smoked it with someone I trust. I have never done anything stupid while high from weed, other than eat a bit to much candy. From experience, I can say that being drunk is much more dangerous than being high on weed.

      *EDIT* My dad has been smoking weed for close to forty years and is very, very far from being lazy, stupid, or uncaring.

  42. QUESTION:
    Natural ways to raise serotonin levels?
    Before I say anything, you should know that I've shown symptoms of depression since before I went to kindergarten. I've been on medications for almost ten years for both depression and a yet unclassified mental disorder (social phobia/anxiety, bipolar syndrome, ADD and Asperger's were the most mentioned candidates). About a year and a half ago I got tired of all the side effects (eighty pounds of fat!) and decided to harshly quit taking everything. To my surprise, most of my symptoms went away.

    I've been happier than ever since then, but for the past two months or so my mood has been gradually going down. I was on a strict diet and exercise regimen to lose all of the gained weight and right now I am right in the middle of the healthy weight range for my height. I never had a single setback on my diet in the past year and a half, yet in the past two months it's happened too often. I feel very low in energy and the only thing that seems to cure that is eating a lot of food. Anything works: sweet snacks, salty snacks, and cooked meals. About a couple hours after eating I feel very, VERY hyperactive, at the opposite end in the mood scale than before I ate.

    I went to the doctor to get a blood exam. Everything passed with normal levels and he specifically mentioned that I'm not anemic, which was my first guess. So now I'm guessing that I need the psychiatric medication again for depression, but I developed a phobia for those things after living the side effects. I figured I'd eat lots of chocolate because that is proven to raise serotinin levels, but that would make me fat again. Is there another way? Maybe there is an isolated form of the serotonin stimulant that found in chocolate?

    Please help me. I don't have a job or any sort of responsibility so I can spend all day every day playing around with my diet to find something that works without side effects and that's exactly what I plan to do. I'm just hoping someone knows of anything that may help me. Maybe it's not even serotonin. If not, what else could it be?

    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      The shift in time antidepressants work with, yeah, could be you need them. Or could be you need to stop medicating with food.

      Antidepressants have some nasty side effects. I'm amazed you could even get off them. Were you on benzodiazepines? If so, I'm really amazed you could get off those.

      You can take GABA. Nutrition store.

      I believe there are serotonin releasers rather than reuptake inhibitors, but I haven't heard of those being prescribed much. Multivitamins, of course, and increase your exercise. That could burn you out, though.

      Do you have anyone with whom you share your diet plans and all that? Someone to keep you on track? Rather than relying on actively thinking about your neurotransmitters, you could think less like a patient and more like a person.

      I'm curious, though. I get a red flag any time I hear asperger's. Do you believe you have it?

  43. QUESTION:
    Why is weed illegal???????????????
    There are so many benefits. It opens your mind. Can mkae you cope with any given situation. Makes you creative. Obviously abusing it causes side effects but using it moderately is fine and studies have shown it can even be benefitial. In some cases people have claimed it cured their depression. Weed isn't even a drug. A drug is manufactured from many other different substances. The substances are manufactured to get a desired outcome. Weed is a plant. It's 'natural'.

    I suspect the reason it is illegal is because it opens your mind and frees your mind from society's hypnosis that we need all this money, etc. It's a form of control as weed is freedom. It's not for health. Cigarettes and alcahol are worse for your health than weed, but they're used for control aswell. Cigarettes are banned from being smoked in pubs and offices...why??? for health? No of course not...for control. We can still buy cigarettes, we just can't smoke them anywhere. Weed is illegal because the government does not want us to be free. that would be counter productive.

    • ANSWER:
      Some Answers are simply great :)

      Have you heard about a Country named Netherlands?

      It works without any major trouble.. You see Office Workers smoking a joint before even going to work.

      Like all drugs, medication, habit, food it should be consumed in moderation.

      I am forced to buy Herbal Blends (Fake Weed) because of my country's legislation, it is good but i have no right to choose and that is sad.

      Wake up People.

  44. QUESTION:
    How do i get out of this depressed state?
    24 yrs old im still depressed...this is my natural personality now but i guess i go though life unaware of it. Didnt relize it, until this girl at work told me "whats wrong why are u sad all the time?"....im thinking to myself ..."whats does she mean ive been acting myself?". So I relized being depressed is a state of mind...so i notice i have this rare ability to come out of depression I notice myself laughing and making others laugh...I can only attain this for 10min or so then revert back to my old quiet depressed self, this is not someone telling a joke and im ok this is a different state of mind that only happens with a trigger i can reuse the trigger but its hard to do the more times i use it. When i was 17-18 i was not depressed i was social and had friends, i was happy. Ive been trying to get that back ever since but why does my personality have to be naturaly depressing.Theres 2 things i hate about myself, ok physically 5'6" 130lbs this bothers me and my natural "depressed" personality bothers me. Now let me tell you when im out of the personality and im happy and in my better form, holy crap i am another person its like i have a unbreakable confidence in me, im happy comfortable with myself , positive and i make the real decisions that i want to happen. But my natural personailty sucks to high hell and i hate it, so this is it , there is a soultion to depression but its not the outside world that makes you depressed and im not talkin about a death in the family , im talking chronic depression over many many years, depression can be cured BUT ONLY if you can change the "state of mind" your in ( i can do this manually but its tough and only for minutes at a time) this kinda proves anti-depression pills are a joke and not the real cure to it, but ive been in this depressed state for so long it has now just become my "normal" personality that i hate", but the real me the me i love, If could be like that just 24/7, that would be great , like heaven on earth. So i hate this its very hard , sometimes the stress from trying to go back into the positive state is so bad i just want to end my life, its terrible. Ive put a loaded shotgun to my head twice i wasnt crying i wasnt breathing hard it was like putting a cellphone to my head or something cause i didnt care what it was, cause there was no fear at all, the safety was off... a round in the chamber and my finger on the trigger...kind of a rush but there is something that goes though your mind (this is the most selfish thing in the world) i would be putting everyone else though so much pain from this if i went though with it ....I cant do it =(. Im not writing this right after i did the shotgun thing it was maybe a few months ago but...its just a terrible life to live...maybe i should say this, i am attactive i know this alot of people think i am...ive been single for years ..i have never had any lasting relationship im talking longest maybe a month...so when i was 17-18 i on was on top of the world...i broke down a few months after highschool when i helped my dad move to alaska....then joined the air force and now im out , still depressed and im 24 i hope that it well end soon, thank you for reading this, ive never told anyone this side of me not even my family knows , what can u say to this... i dont even know what to say to it so hopefully i change i cant do anything else , god help -Michael

    • ANSWER:
      I read everything and I almost feel like I am looking at myself. My depression was always there but I didn't realise it a year after my sister's death that I was really depressed. I suffer from bipolar disorder and was so in denial about being depressed for so long until I realised the manic and depressive moods I go through. I was told to seek medical help and that's when I realised how serious this actually was. The thing is I believe it's a state of mind also but the thing is you cannot just eliminate that without attacking or confronting the core of the problem. What you should be asking yourself is how did you get this way and why. You can only switch the states if you have confronted the thing that made you depressed in the first place. I have realised that my behaviours have stem from my sisters death and it has affected my relationships with so many people. It's not only that that I had to go through but people who you would think would support you weren't there for you. I was running away and now I'm paying the price. I am slowly dealing with every bit of thing in my life that makes me feel this way. I think you should too. Find out what is making you feel this way. You sound like a sincere and enthusiastic person but depressive moods can project otherwise. I hope my life story is some what of a help or encouragement to you.. I guess that's the only way I can help people. Please take care and I hope all works out for you.

  45. QUESTION:
    How can I help get rid of acne once and for all? I don't want go in public anymore?
    I'm 22 years old and the whole teenage acne stage should have been long gone. I don't know what is causing this other than the serious stress I have been under due to acne and the lack of self confidence I know how along with other things in my life. I drink a lot of water, I recently started taking zinc pills once a day to help with the redness and swelling. I have really tried every other the counter acne medications I can think of. I also tried proactive,murad etc..Murad worked for a while then stopped working. Proactive just made my skin worse all together. I have tried oxy, neutrogena, Clearasil which start helping and I can see difference within a week but then gets worse again. I am using Acne Free 3 step system now which I have been on for 2 1/2 weeks now. I worked the first few days and I did see a difference. Now my skin has broke out even worse. I have been trying to use natural products also such as egg white masks with Cinnamon which helps with my oily skin but doesn't help clear acne. At first my appearance was just affected by this and it was embarrassing. Now it is getting to the point where I don't want to go out in public and have no self confidence. It has along with other things changed me as a person. This isn't the only problem I am having in life but it is a big part. I don't want to live like this anymore and don't know what to do. I couldn't go to a dermatologist in the past because if financial issues and no insurance. I just now got insurance but can't get a dermatologist appointment until another month which I think is bull****. I know there are no overnight miracle cures. However, is there anything I can do to help eliminate the acne as soon as possible? I can't deal with this anymore because it's affected my life job, dating, basically anything dealing with the public and I hate myself because of it. I prefer natural products but I am willing to give anything a go right now. My skin has mostly broke out on my chin and lip area and some of the sides of my forehead. I also have been really red in the face and partially on the neck area. My skin also looks darker in some areas on the face like some sort of discoloration. I feel and look awful. I don't even want to go to work anymore. I know some will say wait it out until I see the doctor but I can't because it's botherhing me psychologically. Also I prefer not to get a prescription to accutine once I do see the doc because of the negative side effects it has along with depression. Anyway any help would be great. Any advice such as natural products, food to eat, things to drink, and products to use will be helpful.

    • ANSWER:
      i think you will finally be happy with this product. i am 29 now and i had acne from age 13 to 25, and i felt the same way you did about i am way past those teen acne years, i am fed up and i just want this gone. so after it seemed like i have tried everything.
      so then i tried tea tree oil.
      I used tea tree oil and within a week my acne was pretty much gone except for a few spots here and there, which will fade soon too.
      Tea tree oil can be used for any skin type even if you have very sensitive skin. And in that case I would dilute the oil with either water or aloe vera gel, which you can get at any drug store.
      There are only two downsides to tea tree oil and that is that the smell is pretty strong, and it can dry out your face a little, which can be taken care of by using a moisturizer.
      The oil can be found in any drugstore/grocery store/health store in the same isle as the finger nail polish remover for about . There are many different kinds but you can get whatever brand as long as it says 100% tea tree oil.
      I would recommend putting it on at night before you go to sleep.
      If you have any more questions there are many websites about this product, or feel free to ask me.

  46. QUESTION:
    How does one become so cerebral, and what can be done to reverse it?
    I may be cerebral now, but I never was. I used to be such the experiencer, a fun provider, a great believer, a passionate person, a very humorous person, a natural at many things... I used to actually LIVE - but now it just feels like it's ALL gone. Even if I try to do the things I used to be natural at or things I enjoy, I don't feel the enjoyment nor do I connect with anything anymore. For instance, I used to be such a natural at skating. I never feel free nor do I 'experience skating' when I'm skating. I used to be such a people person, very well-liked, popular everywhere I went, all very easily.. things that indicate I'm healthy - all because I was an experiencer, not the way I am now. Also remember feeling full of love, something that cures it all, and exists in my life - but I don't feel these days. I also never questioned my past or anything like it - always lived in the moment.

    Anyway, something - something cerebral - that I can't quite sort out is causing this. I never experience life for what it is - my reality is clogged is the best way I can describe it. I never feel like myself. I write and I write and get nowhere close to being myself and enjoying life. Just being cerebral, or depression, I don't know. There aren't necessarily thoughts attached to the way I feel, but I do try to problem solve but there is nothing I can solve really... which I think has only made it worse. And it appears fear may have been integrated but I know it's only part of the illusion. I am not afraid to be myself - I in fact really like myself when I can be myself. I just never am able to feel that way and I have no clue why. It's time to start living again and stop being angry at myself for having let this continue for so long. But I don't know what to do since NOTHING I do helps. Any insight, GREATLY appreciated.

    I know life is nowhere near this complicated. BUT, it feels that way for me, and it is that way for me no matter how much mental effort I use to combat it. It is easy to be happy and yourself, I know. I know the feeling. I've just never felt like that in the longest while. At this point I'm just overwhelmed by everything I used to be in the past, and the effortlessness of it...
    I know, from this experience, that being able to EXPERIENCE, SELF-EXPRESS and LIVE are so crucial to my clarity and enjoyment of life, and also in helping others. Yes I've picked a few hobbies again but I'm not getting anywhere with them. That's what makes me think I may have a biological problem, because I've been like this for a while.

    • ANSWER:
      I know that the day will come when you will realize the futility of all this. You will realize that you are not your mind and when you do the game will be over as you now know it. I know this and I don't have to think about it. Right now you are accustomed to thinking as a way of being because of the identification with the mind and the absorbtion into the thinking process. You have become one with the mind. There is great security in this and the mind itself which we will address as the ego for our purposes here likes to keep it that way. This part of who you are lives in fear of it's own non existance and through identification so do you below the level of your consciousness. This fear binds you and manifests as a fear of the unknown. How could you not be afraid to venture out without the security blanket provided by the ego? It would take a great deal of faith to just let go and trust Life as it is. It is a leap of faith to be sure but you do not have to jump until you are ready. It takes time. Your mind will not accept this. You must keep the faith. Your ego has a vested interest in the status quo.
      Your ego is part of your consciousness. This is why you cannot fight it without feeding it. It is not the way. The ego is the shadow aspect of you who are the light. You must remember that the shadow dances according to the light. The light does not dance according to the shadow unless of course the shadow can convince you that you must dance. It is you who are convinced and it is no more than that. The energy of your light has given rise to the shadow. It is a reflection and an illusion created by the movement of the energy of your light. At deep levels and in a very real way you are afraid of your own shadow. Stripped down it really is this simple. Try to keep it simple. The complications are mind bourne and for the very same reasons I touched on above.
      The when and where are far more important than the how and why. Here now is all you need to concern yourself with. Let your feelings guide you purely. When you filter the feeling (emotional energy) through the mind it will get distorted and your energy (emotional) will be used to feed the shadow. Your feelings of anger, sadness, joy etc are manifested out of emotional energy. These are outcomes. There are much subtler levels of emotional energy that emanate from your source of Being. The source is undifferentiated spiritual energy and it is whole. It is our fragmented selves that fragment this energy into polar opposites and this causes us to become split in terms of our perspective. Your ego is the result of the split. It has split off from the wholeness of your consciousness and your identification with it means you are also split. Your thinking process is also an outcome. You have two choices but there is only one path back to wholeness. Act from your Heart Center and direct your energy according to feeling and not thinking. You have unconciously been making the other choice and you know where it has led you. As you can see there is only one choice. It takes much faith. I realize this. I have experienced this. I tell you what I know because it is yours to know. Trust your Heart. Do you feel any of these words resonate in the wordless realms? This is subtle energy. You are feeling it. You don't need your mind to know these things I say are True do you? That voice never lies. That voice is your guide. You must merely begin to listen to it beyond the mental chatter that seeks to drown it out. This is your key. The Heart is the key. Remember this always.

  47. QUESTION:
    how you got anxiety? and what do you feel? and how are you treating yourself? did you cure?
    Hi I want to know by what you got anxiety? and what are the side effect or the symptoms that you are feeling? and what are you doing to take it away or to feel better? did you get cure quickly by any good treatment? by the way do you know if you could be cured without taking medicines, by just physical treatment like massage or by just controlling your fears?

    how can you know that what you are feeling is from anxiety? does there some specific signs that can say that you have anxiety disorder?

    for me I feel weakness in my body specially my legs and hands, sometimes I get cold, I feel dizzy all the time, I get pain in chest and stomach and even heart. I feel sometimes my heart is going to stop, sometimes it beats so fast. I feel I will pass away and die. I feel not comfortable by going out or being with people, I can't red so much because I can't consatrate of what I am reading, I forget the words easily, and don't focus what people are saying. i loev to sit alone most of time thinking that I might die after 1 minute. having fear all the time, I don't liek to take medicines because I afraid that it might leave side effect and kill me. I feel hardly walk because of dizziness and weakness. having depression most of time. don't like to eat so much, I have fear specially before the bed time, I afraid to sleep and never wake up. I have fear from dreams, I wake up afraid. and worried about what do they mean. and always think they mean bad or death. hate to talk over the phone because I shake most of time and stutturing and I hate it. I feel I am in a strange world as a night mare. I look in the mirror a lot and I try to be sure that my body is healthy and when I have sickness I think maybe i have a dangerous type. I went to over 30 doctors and they all told me that I am normal but I feel they are lying and still having fear. now I have a pain in my throat and I went to the doctor and he told me you just have throat sore and take pills, and I don't know why do I feel it is cancer and that I will die. I hate it I want to believe that i am fine. I just got fear after I faced death before I have been took to the ER and then I had I open my eyes and I saw people around me and I knew that I had a surgery that made me live again. and after the surgey I faced so many shocked in my life each time I have pain in my body I feel maybe I am going to die again. I hope you understand me. and please tell me your experience with anxiety and depression. I need to read from people to believe. I don't want to have pills or something, I want natural way or by massage stuff like that. tell me exactly what do you feel, so I can feel that i am not alone. I am afraid :(

    thanks for reading and sharing ideas.

    • ANSWER:
      YES i had it before ,during my first stay in Saudi Arabia . i felt the same way you experienced . the psychiatrist prescribed to me sedative like vALIUM 5 mg. that medication made me calm for few days but recurrently came back with same symptoms . what i did were . i meditate , i keep myself busy . i hang out with jolly friends , i look at the brighter sides like i think positive all the time . i do gardening . i planted beautiful flowers , arranged my room in such a way that will give nice feelings with my favorite colors of course , i play my favorite musical instrument ,read good books and magazines . now i thank god with the trials i have ever had . i am free from all those anxieties .

  48. QUESTION:
    Alcoholics, Professionals, Doctors, Anyone Please Help?
    Don't answer this question if you can't be serious, or if you just don't know. This is a very severe situation & I don't have time to throw away. I have a very very dear friend that needs my help & anybody else that is familiar or very knowledgeable of this situation. My friend is in his mid 30's, he weighs around 170 pounds. He is a very hard worker for a machine shop working long hard hours in unsuitable weather conditions. However for several years, since he was 15 he has been drinking, he only drinks beer. He don't drink while @ work, but as soon as he gets off in the afternoon that's the 1st thing he turns to. In the mornings as soon as he wakes up, he will drink beer & nothing else. So basically what i'm saying is from morning to bedtime he is a fish with beer, there is an 8 hour gap during day while working & that's it. Weekends roll around starting on Friday afternoon that's the only thing he has in his hands is a beer 1 right after another, skipping meals as well. Now here is the part I just don't understand, it takes over a 30 pack to get him drunk, & really when I say drunk for him its really not so because he remains focused, civil, a gentleman, observant, communicates, but yet has drank well over 30 beers, yes he will stagger around when he walks, but also knows everything he is doing because the next day he can repeat step by step of everything. I have tried over & over to help him, make him slow down, show him the damage hes is doing to himself & consequences. He does not drink & drive, he is not a bar hopper either. He does all his drinking inside his home, shuts himself up & sinks into a depression state of mind, becomes negative & has negative thoughts about life & himself. He has had a very rough life, meaning he has had 2 divorces, his own family has blew him off because they are tired of seeing him in these conditions. He has said over & over that there is no help that will cure him, he refuses any help, also says that he has to drink to be a person to be himself. If he don't have the beer he is not a person to be around, he will be grumpy, hateful, mean, negative, & will literally kill himself if he don't have beer. I have fallen into the habit to supply it for him, go on the beer runs all the time, because if I don't he will try driving, walking, or any other source to retrieve his beer. Hes an awesome, loving, funny man most of the time during drinking. I personally don't understand how he can drink so much & still act normal. I need help, he needs help, but he refuses even talking about it, saying I'm beyond help & I don't want help. He has said he will never give up drinking as long as hes alive & very firm when he says these things. He has had very sad times in his life, childhood to now. These are excuses I know, but he don't. I have watched him lose weight, eye color is yellow, & if I don't force him to eat, he wont eat either. Professional help for him is completely out of the question, so don't even recommend that to me. I want to know how I can help him without him knowing. Such as is there any over the counter medication, natural remedies, or any other techniques that I can try on my behalf to slow the drinking down. Cold turkey will kill him, in the mornings he will shake severely until he gets the beer inside his system. There has to be something out there, that I can do. Medicines that I can get him to take somehow, without him knowing what its for. It hurts me knowing that I'm not helping him to the best for his health. What can I do. If I do anything it has to be behind his back without him catching on. He has no problem taking vitamins that I buy for him. Please help me to help him with advice that is going to be successful, otherwise do I just let him die. I have tried Doctors with him, I have tried counseling, I have talked & talked with him to the point hes winning & I'm losing. I don't drink, but seeing a drinker waste his money & life away is killing me as well. I have got to find anything I can in my power to make him not crave it, want it, need it. How can I do this, if I cant get him up off the couch to eat or see a doctor for other medical conditions i'm truly at a loss. This is my last step asking all of you to help me to help him before its to late, which maybe already. I love him to death & will do anything to get him off the beer. It hurts me in the mornings watching him shake until the alcohol reaches his system. All of you out there that have experienced the same conditions, have went through the same, tell me what I need to do, as I have said 100% forget A,A, forget professional help. My help has to come in somehow as a secret or something. Maybe natural herbs that I can put in his food, or beer, any medication I can get for him to put in something or make him think its vitamins. I know this is not the correct way, but it is my only choice, all the rest I hav

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah let him keep drinking TBH just don't start drinking your self as a chick as your vagina will start to pull a odor.

  49. QUESTION:
    A question about foods that help prevent disease?
    I spoke to this doctor who agreed with me that a lot of disease can be related to the foods people eat. If someone is prone to get cancer or some other disease then healthy eating won't stop it. However, healthy eating can still save lives. Please read my opinion below...

    For thousands of years people did not eat the crap that people eat today. Look at the eating habits today and the rise of illnesses i.e. irritable bowel syndrome, heart disease, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, bacterial overgrowth etc. Could there be a connection between the increase of these illnesses and the way people eat today? Let me explain...

    Foods like Walnuts help fight against certain cancers, help depression, good for the heart, and help fight against other diseases. Things like grape juice is very good for the arteries in the heart and is also good for constipation. Certain fruits are good for the colon and help prevent colon cancer. Scientists believe that thousands of people who get colon cancer is related to the foods they eat. Not everyone, but many. Look at how common IBS is. Well, is it any wonder...

    Lets say a working person has 2 bars of chocolate a day 5 days a week. That's about 40 bars a month. At dinner time they will go to the cafe and have a bacon cob, which = 20 a month. They also have 4 pints of milk a week for cereal and hot drinks. Milk today is not natural like it used to be. That's 16 pints a month. Then every Friday night after they have gone out drinking they have a juicy kabab. That's 4 kababs a month. So, in a month they are eating 40 chocolate bars, 20 bacon cobs, 16 pints of milk, and 4 kababs. Not to mention all the other unnatural foods that people buy from supermarkets, all this other fast food that is full of bad ingredience. Just think of all these things combined together how much crap your putting into your body. Is it any wonder why there are so many sick people? For thousands of years people did not eat the crap people eat today.

    If you eat crap then expect to feel like it. I myself use to eat a lot of crap and now I have IBS and feel like crap very often. I now eat good foods to help fight against disease. I'm not saying healthy eating is a cure, but it can keep a person healthy and save your life.

    Your opinion?

    • ANSWER:
      That's probably right. Cavepeople didn't eat meat apparently nor cereal of course. Many people have a Gluten intolerance or IBS because of cereals (it is believed).

      Cancer is much increasing too. It used to be very rare, but now is really common. Arguably with heart health improving people are now getting cancer or degenerative diseases instead of heart attacks and strokes.

      Pork is believed to much cause Bowel tumours. There are religions that forbid eating pigs. Apparently they are closest to humans in certain aspects. It could be the body rebels against this. If you look at people who eat much pork they can facially look piggy. Also, they can also look like penguins and even walk like them. Such are much at risk of several cancers.

      I, for what it's worth, also suspect household chemicals, what with their carciogens. And I read all tumours have mo(u)ld in them. Nearly every building has fungal growths!

      All the above though doesn't explain this: super-fit people and babies also get the "Big C".

  50. QUESTION:
    heey, can you please read my speech about phobias?
    I want you to read my speech about phobias.
    Its not good so dont expect alot :P
    and if you want you can give me ideas to add or edit if there is a spelling error and missing a word. Feel Free !!

    What if I dropped a big hairy tarantula down your shirt or took you on a plane so high up in the air that the cars and people look like little ants? What if I turned off the lights and left you alone in the darkness. Will you panic? Shriek? Even collapse? Think of your worst fear. Imagine it . Is it painful for you ? Do you want it to go away? Good morning/afternoon Miss Bosnjak and fellow classmates that scaring you isn’t just a fear. It is stronger than a fear. It is a phobia.

    What is a phobia? A phobia is a fancy name for fear. This isn’t just a normal kind of fear like hearing thunder or passing by a growling dog. A phobia is a very strong fear that doesn’t go away. If you have a phobia that means you will be afraid of something every time you see it or experience it.

    Phobias can affect peoples lives. People with agoraphobia may have troubles leaving the house, meeting new people and having a job. Depression is very common in people who have an anxiety disorder. Depression may also cause them to do suicide.

    Here is the top three common phobias:
    1. Arachnophobia: Fear of spiders ( a-rack-no-phobia)
    2.Claustrophobia: Fear of enclosed spaces
    3.Necrophobia: Fear of dead things and dead itself

    Here is the top three uncommon phobia:
    1. Ambulophobia: Fear of working
    2.Barophobia: Fear of gravity
    3.Levophobia: Fear of objects to the left

    Phobias have three categories:
    Simple or situational phobia
    Animal phobias. Animal phobias are fears caused by an animal or insect. For example: snakes, spiders, rodents, and dogs.
    Natural environment phobias. Natural environment phobias are fears caused by objects found in nature. For example heights, storms, water, and dark.
    Situational phobias. Situational phobias are fears triggered by a specific situation. Example enclosed spaces , elevators, flying, dentists, driving, tunnels, and bridges.
    Blood-Injection or Injury phobia. Blood-injection or injury phobia involves fear of blood, fear or injury, or a fear of shots or another medical procedure.

    Social phobia
    Social phobia occurs when there is a fear of social situations, such as small groups of people at parties. People with social phobia have no confidence with people they don't know, and fear that strangers are being critical of them. They may also fear that they will behave in an embarrassing way, such as blushing or shaking in public.

    Agoraphobia
    Agoraphobia is the fear of being in any situation that might cause a panic attack or which escape may be difficult

    When you have a phobia and you are forced or have to go through with it that person will get nervous or have a panic attack. A panic attack is when a person starts to sweat, shake and breath heavily. A panic attack can cause someone to think something awful is going to happen, that he or she can't escape, or they might lose control.

    Treatment
    If the object of fear is easy to avoid the person with that fear has no need to seek treatment. One way to treat a phobia is to expose yourself to that object or situation. This is called behavior therapy, which is one of the best ways to treat phobias. Another way to cure a phobia is to take drugs or medications. You can also take relaxation and breathing exercises which help reduce anxiety symptoms.

    Everyone has a phobia. It doesn’t matter how big or small it is. It could be spiders, heights, and even pencils. it’s a part of everyday’s life.
    its 3:16 min but it has to be 3-5 min and i'm scared i will talk to fast.
    So if you can help me add more or help me on the ending.

    • ANSWER:
      don't say 'phobia is a fancy word for fear' say something like phobia means fear in latin.

      people don't 'do suicide' they commit suicide.

      list the kinds of phobias in one sentence (you seem to have five, btw, not three) then list examples of them in the same order.

      'When you have a phobia and you are forced or have to go through with it that person...' try: when a person is forced to be associated with their phobia....

      and in general combine some short sentences to make it flow. i think it's excellant besides that :)


Alternative Natural Cancer Treatments

The pancreatic cancer is one of the cancers which is commonly found in men. This is developed in the pancreas which is a part of the stomach in your body. The mission of our center is to empower with no side effects at our center with the curing of the pancreatic cancer.

The information which we are providing you here is one of the basic and initial information in order to provide support and hope as well as to facilitate informed decisions. So please consider it as a basic one not a doctor's advice. Pancreatic cancer is one the most common cancer which is found in the men. When this cancer is found in men it results in fear and confusion for the patient and their family members. So at this stage it is an urge need for them to know about the treatment options and therapies through clinical trial. They should also know and understand the role of supportive care, complementary and alternative medicine which is essential to cure the disease.

The exact cause for this pancreatic cancer is unknown but the age; diet and lifestyle are linked with this pancreatic cancer. This disease is one of the most serious of cancers as it grows slowly and does not show any symptoms at its initial stage. This disease develops when the cancerous cells form in the tissues of your pancreas which is a large organ that lies in the stomach. The leading cause for the more death rates in pancreatic cancer is it spreads rapidly and is rarely detected at its initial stage. The cause does not appear until it quite advanced. The researchers have started to understand the basis of the disease that eventually lead to

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    natural/alternative cancer treatments?
    Has anyone tried any natural cancer treatments and have they worked? Also I'd like to know any foods that are good for fighting cancer and vitamins etc.

    Please don't say alternative treatments have not been proved to work blah blah blah, chemo etc. doesn't work in half the cases either and we have exhausted that option there's pretty much nothing else to be done conventionally, so anything that will slow the cancer down naturally will be very much appreciated, thanks.
    Memere-what did I just say? We've tried conventional treatments and they are not working anymore, what I'm just supposed to give up when there might be a chance to do something? It's not like we're going the alternative route without having conventional treatment. Conventional treatment doesn't always work and it's not working now. If an alternative treatment isn't going to hurt I'm sure as hell going to try it.
    And if you tell me the name of the tea I'll know what to avoid, thanks
    I guess most people just want me to give up because conventional treatment isn't working anymore. God forbid I might open my mind and look for alternatives instead of expecting to be spoon fed by doctors and taking their word as gospel.
    You know what I don't even care if I get scammed and everything alternative fails, at least then I can say I tried everything instead of giving up.

    • ANSWER:
      If you want the facts about cancer that is kept from you and be free of cancer than by this book by Phillip Day called "why we're still dying to know the truth" Its shocking and explosive proves that cancer cures are suppressed by the government, medical establishment and the mainstream media and aids is man made with the intention of depopulation.

      Here is a simple cure for All diseases Raw Green organic smoothes (I love them) green leaves and no processed foods. Cooked food destroys 85% of enzymes, which you need to remove toxins from the body. Raw living veg and fruit is the way to go, it cures everything even reversing the aging process, it unbelievable. Goggle or you tube raw food and see the delicious recopies that you can make. We have all been brainwashed into thinking we need cooked food, its dead food and leads to disease.

      If you are not on an organic or green smoothes nutrition programme try and incorporate some raw food like salads and fruits especially green leaves. And don't believe your not getting protein, the silver back gorillas only eat greens and insects, nothing more powerful than them.

      Also B17 health bars are cancer-fighting food along with Vitamin D Broccoli, sprouts, tomatoes, blueberries and green leaves. If you do not buy organic your food will be sprayed by fertilizer that has ingredients from toxic waste company’s which are cancerous.

  2. QUESTION:
    natural alternative cancer treatment mr ramesh coimbatore need contact details ?
    for my nephew who is suffering from brain tumor 4th stage

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, keeping working with the doctors. Please do not put your nephews possible survival solely in the hands of alternative treatments.

      That being said, do some research on mangosteen and Xango. The Mayo Clinic is performing some clinical trials, but they are not complete yet. Although, there are many anecdotal testimonials cancer survivors on how Xango helped them. Best of all, they have an empty bottle grantee so if your nephew is not satisfied with the product you can return for a full refund.

      If you would like to know more about Xango, please send me a message through my profile. My website is also posted there.

      Paul

  3. QUESTION:
    Why so much anger over alternative cancer treatments?
    Since being diagnosed with cancer (sarcoma) almost a year ago, I have done extensive research on viable treatment options and made the decision to not follow the conventional western approach to treatment.

    The approach I have taken, together with my naturopathic oncologist, has resulted in tumor reduction at a rate greater than would be statistically considered successful for conventional methods.

    I have posted the question in Yahoo answers, in many areas, asking how many others have successfully employed natural treatments in dealing with their cancer. Every single response was so angry and hateful. I was accused of trolling, lying, of not really having cancer to begin with, of being stupid, and told that I should get ready to die, because I will and it will be my own fault.

    Of all the people in my family that have died of cancer, which is somewhere in the dozens, only 2, count it TWO survived it. ALL of them did every single thing their doctors told them to do but they died anyways. Would anybody dare call them stupid to their face for following their doctor's advice? Would anybody dare tell any cancer patient on chemo that they are stupid and their decision is going to cause them a slow painful death? Hell no.

    I see so much anger concerning this issue in other questions as well. The people that claim to want to help educate the ignorant are always the most hateful of all.

    People die of cancer doing everything their doctors tell them to do.
    People survive cancer doing everything their doctors tell them to do.
    People die of cancer while using only holistic cancer treatment.
    People survive cancer while using only holistic cancer treatments.
    People survive cancer while doing absolutely nothing.

    Nobody knows what will and won't work for any person in particular. There is no research that can tell you what the best way for YOU is. Statistics mean nothing for any individual, because somebody has to end up on the losing end. There are no guarantees, no matter what someone decides to do.

    There is no 'one treatment for all' EVER
    Can you guarantee the person you sway away from holistic therapy will be one of the people that responds well to chemo? How do you know there are not one of the people that would suffer and die through chemo but would have survived otherwise? Show me your proof to back your attacks. btw statistics=probabilities and do not constitute proof.

    Seriously, where does all the anti-alternative cancer treatment anger come from?

    • ANSWER:
      Thank you for this post and the sadness it brings to me when you spoke of only two surviving in your family trusting the doctor wholeheartedly and in the long run, it did not matter. It remind me some of my mother who ignored my extensive research and advice on her kidney disease and blindly trusted the doctors despite several serious errors on their part that caused my mother extensive pain and further health problems. Now she is dead for all her faith in them and I strongly believe she could be alive.

      After I was able to stop her 7th and 8th heart attacks (the 9th killed her) and dialysis increases your risk of heart attacks 30 times. she had no prior problems with her heart and then after dialysis 9 in a year) but after she saw my alternative health treatment worked when nitro did nothing & on other things related to the heart attack, she finally after 10 years of my trying, nagging & buying her thousands of dollars of healthy foods & herbs etc decided one day to try a few of the herb tinctures I left.

      She called me very excited & said "I cannot believe it. I am so shocked. I took those two herb tinctures you left & for the first time in 2 years, I am not deathly ill after dialysis. I always am so sick I cannot walk or leave the bed for at least 36 hours..(she was too sick to barely speak whenever she had dialysis) but I have no sickness at all now after my treatment and I am stunned.

      these 2 things convinced her to finally try the incurables program & other things I had suggested. the money miraculously fell in our laps and we were going to begin it in one week & I was going to stay there a month & train her and my brothers.

      Sadly, she had her last heart attack, noone called me for 5 hours & then the hospital killed her. Even there the single dose of herb she consented to take showed miraculous effect. she had said at her 8th heart attack she would never go through it again. She refused to take more herbs & due to her living will, the doctor gave her a drug that caused her body system to shut down after sending her to the palliative unit. Though she was vastly better after the treatment, though still very weak, they said she would die that night (as they knew and we later found out that pain pill would kill her as that is why she never would go to the hospital during a heart attack as they said they could not give her any pain pills or it would kill her or something like that. After talking to her doctor, the nurses stopped all treatment the minute a nurse was paged that her doctor was on the phone and told them about the living will. Despite her improvement, they sent her there and gave her the drug without telling us anything except telling me how selfish I was that I wanted her to live and made my grown sons "try to talk me out of it." I think the fact that my medically oriented sister who accompanied my mom to all doctor appointments often said to me and the doctor that the quality of my mom's life was too bad to live and that she should die caused the doctor not to lose this chance to "put her out of her misery by giving her the drug that saved her life" leaning of the aid of the living will to do this and altering the records we soon found out.

      I also had diabetic relatives and cancer ones who did what doctor said and still died and suffered.

      Although I did not know then what I know now, I had early stage recurrent breast cancer at a young age. I decided at the recurrence to get radiation. They told me they would have to give me more radiation due to position of the cancer and other factors. The radiologist had herself had radiation for breast cancer and told me I would have 4 awful side effects.

      If i knew as much then as I do now, I would have had no radiation or treatment beyond lumpectomy. But what I did know had astonishing effects. I took over 150 supplements heavy on antioxidants like pycnogenol and grape seed extract, I used an external ointment of fresh Aloe, vitamin E and calendula cream. I did guided imagery during the five weeks of radiation treatment.

      I had none of the three side effects ever (I was told these would remain the rest of my life) and the last one severe burning by week 2, I showed less effect due to the things I was doing alternatively as I had no burning until the 5th week. The staff who did not know I was using these alternative treatments were a bit stunned and kept saying how lucky I was..usually, people have bad burning by now"

      My cancer has not returned about a decade later. I regret getting the treatment as a test I had showed extensive free radical damage from all this radiaiton (I also had multiple xrays, MRIs and cat scans from about 25 car accidents). Who knows what all this did to my body?

      Anothr part of your post which made me sad was the truth when you said this "Would anybody dare call them stupid to their face for following their doctor's advice? Would anybody dare tell any cancer patient on chemo that they are stupid and their decision is going to cause them a slow painful death? He_l no." and how you have been treated, I am so sorry to hear that.

      People who hate alternative health on this site always have a propensity to forget that the people who come here seeking alternative health help are not children and in this country have the right to do what they feel is best for them without being treated like ignoramuses.

      I think it all shows how well the AMA has done in going from a small trade union before the 20s to developing their "quack files" in the 30s and drumming out everyone who was not them but fo

  4. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had experience with Zeolite, Gumbi Gumbi, Essaic Tea, Laetrile, with regards to cancer treatments?
    I am researching natural / alternative cancer treatments and would like to hear from anyone who has had positive or negative experience / results from using such products.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi

      Your question is delightful. I must tell you the words "Essaic Tea," in your question, inspired old memories of my best bud Tina, who, in 1994, at the age of 43, learned she had lung and brain cancer

      She refused to discuss non traditional medicine - especially herbs, which, because of their colors, she considered vegetables. (She hated vegetables.)

      She spent the next two years of her life, dancing the surgery-chemo-radiation shuffle. My beautiful, funny friend withered away. The "cure" disfigured her body, incinerated her skin and ripped off her beautiful blonde hair - but worse, it destroyed her spirit, leaving her always sick, always tired - but ironically, not from the cancer -- from the "cure."

      After her last surgery, the docs shook their heads, gave her three weeks to live and two bottles of liquid morphine. Bearing very little hope, she decided to try the dreaded herbs.

      I knew a midwife who made Essaic Tea - she swore by it and was thrilled to share her personal version of the recipe. She insisted I use only fresh herbs purchased from a reputable dealer who would ship overnight.

      The next day, herbs in hand, I drove west out of Tucson, caught up with Interstate 8,and landed in San Diego before dark.

      She hadn't eaten for the last couple days and was so weak she couldn't walk to the bathroom. She quit taking the morphine because it made her groggy and sick to her stomach. I brewed a huge batch of Essaic, and drank it with her, on schedule, every two hours. On the second day, Tina was up, out of bed, asking for strawberries and clams.

      Her color came back first, then her smile and by the end of the week she was up and around. Her headache from the brain tumor left for the first time in months. We even drove to the ocean so she could put her feet in the water for a few minutes.

      She passed away at the end of Feburary and tho she lived only four months longer than predicted, I feel strongly that if she had the Essaic in the beginning, along with minimal chemo and radiation, she just might have made it.

      I witnessed a dramatic change in Tina as the tea brought her body to a healing state. Change such as that indicates the body does respond to Essaic in some form.

      Essaic, along with other alternative medicines, are worth a much closer look
      Best of luck,
      katy

  5. QUESTION:
    Proof of alternative treatments for cancer?
    I had breast cancer last year at 31. Had chemotherapy and now I am in remission.

    I had a friend who was quite alternative in her thinking. She strongly disagreed with chemotherapy, she told me with natural therapies, positive thinking and dietary changes the cancer would resolve itself. The same friend told me that I'd brought the cancer upon myself with my lifestyle choices. Needless to say I no longer speak to her.

    I know that natural therapy, positive thinking and diet do much to alleviate side effects and improve quality of life, but is there any evidence to suggest that they are a viable alternative to traditional cancer treatments?

    Has cancer ever just gone away by itself?

    • ANSWER:
      The double blind standard demanded in Western Science has never been proven to show supplements alone as a cure. That said, surgery/chemo alone is not really a cure either. We are talking remission in most cases, and a five year survival rate is what they aim for as a meaningful remission.

      That said, everyone has to follow their own ideals when it comes to medical care. I have seen cancers in relatives and friends treated many times with traditional chemo/radiation. I have seen a few people choose alternative therapies. Just from watching people I know personally, I have to say alternative therapies gives a much better quality of life. That is my personal opinion, obviously not a medical opinion. I am sure that if 100 people were asked this exact same question, each would see things a bit differently. It is just up to your own personal judgment.

      Everyone on this earth dies at some point. Sometimes simply choosing to live a life with less discomfort and higher quality is better than suffering through chemo and being in and out of the hospital. Maybe that was what she was thinking. Some people have a higher tolerance level when it comes to difficult treatments. Perhaps she doesn't have the ability to endure some of the treatments that you can. Quality vs quantity of life are very personal decisions.

      Your friend made the choice right for her. You make the choice right for you. Neither one of you have to agree, nor do you have to validate the other's opinion.

      I hope you do well, and live many, many years with a wonderful life. Good luck and may God bless you in the treatment options that you choose. Each person has to walk their own path. Whatever you chose/choose is right for you.

      added--
      As far as your behaviors or any one elses behaviors causing cancer, when it reaches the point of making treatment choices, the cause doesn't matter. You can't look back and guess about the past. You just start from where you are, and do the best you can do to make the decisions right for you from that point. Looking back, trying to assess guilt, and regret is not helpful to the situation at that point.

  6. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had success with any alternative treatments to bone cancer?
    My boyfriend has Ewing's Sarcoma. It is not metastatic and they think they can fix it fairly quickly with chemo. They've decided to pursue herbal remedies though, and it worries me more than a little bit, but I can't seem to change his mind no matter what I say. The treatment he's trying includes a mineral lamp, several different vitamins, some kind of seeds that are supposed to be "natural chemo", and a foot detox system. Does anyone have any success stories with alternative treatments? If so, what did you use, how long, etc?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Cassidy, I don't think you have anything to be worried about, don't stress yourself by listening to people just because they are 'top contributors'. The best you can do is to do a little research and then decide for yourself if alternative therapy can help. I found a website http://www.ravediet.com/caList.htm and it lists bone cancer as having been cured by alternative nutrition based therapy.

      The most well know name in alternative cancer therapy is Dr Max Gerson who was curing terminal cancer when patients had been sent home to die! I would suggest reading A Cancer Therapy: Results of Fifty Cases and the Cure of Advanced Cancer by Max Gerson and Charlotte Gerson or a more recent book called Healing The Gerson Way by Charlotte Gerson and Beata Bishop (Paperback - 2007) . The Gerson therapy is described in these books involves providing the body with all the natural nutrients it requires to heal itself.
      Don't forget radiation and chemotherapy involve the injection of very toxic chemicals into the body in the hopes that they somehow kill the cancer but the the rest of the person. Even if these chemical are spilled onto the bare skill they cause terrible burning and scarring! Take a look at this website:-
      http://cancertutor.com/ChemoSpill/chemospill.jpg
      Your boyfriend stands a very good chance of doing well with the alternative treatment. If you are not much of a book worm then I highly recommend watching “The Gerson miracle” http://www.gersonmiracle.org/
      or "A Beautiful truth" which was released last year. A movie called "A world without cancer" is online so do a search for it. Look after you boyfriend :) all the best

  7. QUESTION:
    i hv nose cancer and had already done my radio n chemo treatments. but scans and test hv still shown residues.?
    doc now says i only have one option. to go for a 16hr op cutting up my face and removing the tumor, i m deciding whether to go for the op or alternative treatment ( diet control n natural remedies), anyone out there can share their experience with me to help me decide? the thought of a risky 16hr op isn't very appealling.

    • ANSWER:
      Residues?? I had my skull cut open and put back together and it didn't take that many hours. Drs don't really know how long a surgery will take, as they don't know what may come up during that surgery. What is this nose cancer called in more proper terms?

  8. QUESTION:
    Is there an effective, natural alternative flea treatment to Frontline Plus?
    I have a 10-month-old chihuahua who weighs 5 pounds. I live in Southern California where fleas are a problem year-round, and I live near a wooded area so ticks are a concern as well. I have been using Frontline Plus on Lucy for about the past six months, but it is making her sick and I am concerned for her health. She hates for me to put it on her, and she isolates for a day or two afterward, hiding out in her crate. She does not want to play, and clearly demonstrates that she is mad at me. I suspect that the medication may be making her sick to her stomach or something of that nature, and it is obvious that it is having a temporary adverse effect on her. I am concerned about the long-term affects on her health.

    The smallest dosage that is available is for dogs up to 22 pounds. This seems to be almost five times the dosage that she would require, but both my vet and the Frontline hotline tell me I should use the entire dosage on her. The treatment has been effective - she has not gotten any fleas, but I am concerned she could end up with cancer or something.

    Has anyone tried any alternatives that they have found effective? I have carpeting in my home, so there are lots of places for fleas to hide. I am nervous about switching treatments without feeling confident about the alternative.

    Any ideas? Please help!

    Thank you :)

    • ANSWER:

  9. QUESTION:
    What is your opinion of a Homeopathic Doctor treating cancer?
    Do you believe in Natural or Homeopathic treatments for serious illnesses such as Cancer? Do you believe in any "alternative" treatments for illnesses? Is conventional health care the ONLY way to treat our bodies?

    • ANSWER:
      Alternative methods of treating cancer can be far better than the conventional treatments that statistically show 2% to 3% 5 year survival rates. That is less than a placebo effect. Hodgkin's and testis cancer treatments show between 30% and 40% success using those techniques, but those only account for about 3% of all cancers.

      Homeopathic medicine has many aspects to it that do not work, but you really have to define carefully what you mean by homeopathic treatments. Alternative treatments in many cases do not rely on the typical homeopathic type of treatments.

      A very good example is the GERSON clinic in Mexico that has had tremendous successes with fighting cancer and other degenerative diseases. Dr. Gabriel Cousins has successfully treated and cured diabetes type 2 in 30 days using detoxing and diet. He is a medical doctor trained in America that has rejected many of the typical medical treatments that he has found to be very ineffective in treating many degenerative diseases. Here's a video of what he did and the video shows the actual patients and interviews with them: http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/simply-raw-reversing-diabetes-in-30-days/

      Researchers have been trying to solve the cancer issue for over 100 years and the results are abominable at best. The typical clinical trial will use placebos or sugar pills to do double blind studies. If the results are less than 30% in these trials, it is assumed the drug failed and is no better than the sugar pill. The success for cancer treatments are far less than the sugar pill, so any treatment whether homeopathic or chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery are NOT WORKING.

      EDIT: Oh brother, Rhianna I see you are at it again, survival means surviving. Only 2% to 3% survive not die, the rest die. You are so busy defending the non-defensible you really need to get a life dear. The data is published everywhere how bad cancer treatments are doing, it's only new news to those that want to defend their profession at all costs. I see the usual suspects have shown up to put there typical skeptical remarks with no evidence to back up their claims. Where is the data that shows cancer treatments are better than the 2% to 3% other than a couple types of cancers. What about breast cancer? How is the medical "cures" doing on that one? If we were winning the war on cancer, why are the deaths overtaking heart disease as the number one killer.

      If the skeptics were really skeptics and not just people with a critics agenda against alternative medicine, they would be very vocal on how bad cancer treatments are doing. It is obvious to most people here that they are not clever or educated as they purport, but just want-a-be intellectuals with an agenda trolling the answers.

      EDIT: "lo-mcg" I like your answer, but you really need to talk to the Gerson people and go there to see the successes and talk to the patients in total remission. Dr. Gerson testified in the Congressional hearing in 1946 and showed case after case with a 50% cure rate for cancers and other degenerative diseases using his techniques. He was precluded from doing his research in the U.S. after that hearing where the FDA and two drug companies bought and paid for the Congressional results. Look where the drug treatments have gotten us. It's really disgusting the amount of money and time wasted on this BAD SCIENCE.

      EDIT: Dave, you need to free yourself from the lies you believe. Anyone will get thrown in jail if you use anything to attempt treating cancer in the U.S. other than the abusive, totally ineffective chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery that are approved. It has nothing to do with the success of the treatments because if it did, those using that abusive chemotherapy & radiation would be put in jail. It is working no better than a sugar pill. Talk about the definition of a quack! These guys are right up there in that category. Would you take your car to a mechanic that could only fix 2% to 3% of the cars he worked on? How long do you think he would be in business? Now if it were the only way you could get your car fixed by law, what would you think about that? I think you would probably start looking for alternatives. lol.

      good luck to you

  10. QUESTION:
    What is your opinion of a Homeopathic or Wholistic Doctor treating cancer?
    Do you believe in Natural or Homeopathic treatments for serious illnesses such as Cancer? Do you believe in any "alternative" treatments for illnesses? Is conventional health care the ONLY way to treat our bodies?

    • ANSWER:
      i use a bit of both

  11. QUESTION:
    Does natural cellular defense (zeolites) work?
    My cousin was diagnosed with mouth cancer about a year ago. He has had radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Unfortunately, the cancer cells are not responding to the chemotherapy and are spreading very fast. The doctor has lost hope but is still continuing to give chemo.

    I have done some research and found that there are claims that some alternative cancer treatments have helped cancer patients. I have already ordered poly-mva and am now considering buying natural cellular defence (zeolites). Does anyone know of someone that has taken or is taking it and has experienced success?

    Any kind of information helps. Please keep my cousin and his family in your prayers.

    • ANSWER:
      Never used it for cancer, although I understand there has been some promising research with zeolites and the elimination of cancer cells. I used zeolites after my son tested positive for heavy metal poisoning (lead), with terrific results- his last hair sample came back within the normal range.

  12. QUESTION:
    Cervical cancer - alternative therapies?
    I have been diagnosed with cervical cancer and am trying to avoid the ultimate treatment of a hysterectomy and hope to preserve my fertility for as long as possible. I am looking for any advice about natural/alternative therapies which may control or slow down the growth of my tumour.
    I do not propose to ignore the advice and treatment offered by my consultant and have in fact only this week undergone surgery to remove what is hopefully most of my tumour, my question regarding alternative therapies would be for use alongside conventional medicine, hopefully to compliment them.

    • ANSWER:
      I could find no evidence of any effective complementary therapies for cervical cancer in PubMed.

      A Google search quickly found some suspect looking medical centres, that I would suggest you steer well clear of - this review examines the quality of information on the web for the treatment of cervical cancer: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/6/9.

      Here are some extracts from a very good review on the topic of nutrition and supplements. The full article is available for free.
      "Adequate dietary intake can improve the nutritional status of nearly all cancer survivors...

      During active cancer treatment, maintaining caloric balance is the most important nutritional goal. If it is not possible to meet nutritional needs through regular diet alone, nutritious snacks or drinks may be advisable. Commercially prepared liquid nutritional products (e.g., Boost,® Ensure,® Resource,® or NuBasics®) can also be helpful to assist with intake of calories and nutrients. These products are best used as only temporary aids.

      Even though cancer treatment can cause fatigue, light, regular physical activity during treatment should be encouraged to improve appetite, stimulate digestion, prevent constipation, maintain energy level and muscle mass, and provide relaxation or stress reduction. Advice from a nutritionally qualified health care provider can be helpful in assessing problems with eating and physical activity and in creating an individualized plan to meet the specific challenges faced during the cancer treatment phase...

      It is counterproductive for patients to take vitamin supplements that contain high levels of folic acid, or to eat fortified food products that contain high levels of folic acid when using chemotherapy agents, such as methotrexate, that act by interfering with folic acid metabolism...

      Taking antioxidant vitamins during chemotherapy or radiation therapy might ... reduce the effectiveness of those therapies, and some experts have therefore recommended against taking antioxidant supplements during such treatment...

      Early results from uncontrolled trials suggesting that vitamin C and beta carotene were beneficial for cervical cancer were not supported in a properly controlled trial. And, there is no good evidence that taking supplements of vitamins A, C, or E at doses above the [recommended daily amount] is associated with any clinical benefit".

  13. QUESTION:
    If your kid gets cancer do you have the right to refuse conventional cancer treatment?
    Chemotherapy/Radiation etc are nothing but poison to the body. When you poison the immune system and irradiate tissues, you create physical imbalances which in turn can create cancer. This is the simple reason why so many people who subject themselves to conventional cancer treatments find themselves battling recurring cancer. Conventional cancer treatments are downright brutal and destroy the immune system. I strongly believe in prevention and alternative medicine, and living a pure and natural lifestyle with raw organic foods, so my family and I will probably never get cancer. But if me or my kids or wife ever got cancer I swear I would never subject myself or them to that torture just to please the big pharma companies which don't give a crap about people. They just care about their trillion dollar industry and keeping people brainwashed. My question is would a parent actually be legally allowed to say no to conventional cancer treatment if their kid got cancer?
    the alternative methods I've researched work better than any chemotherapy bullcrap, and I've talked to people who've done them
    Its only called "alternative" because the stupid medical association and pharmacutical companies surpress them and deny the fact that they actually work! And if my kids got cancer and I couldn't treat them they way I saw fit we would go to some country where we could.

    • ANSWER:
      A diet of natural foods is fantastic in the prevention of cancer, but will do diddly squat to eradicate it should cancer develop.

      I really think you need to trust your doctors - the professionals; the people that know a hell-of-a-lot more about medicine, cancer and chemotherapy than you.

      If you denied conventional treatment for your children, you'd probably be declared unfit to make decisions regarding the health of your child, and they'd be treated by necessity of sustaining their life.

      How many people have you heard of that survive cancer without conventional treatment?

  14. QUESTION:
    As a parent can you legally refuse conventional cancer treatment for your kid?
    Chemotherapy/Radiation etc is nothing but poison to the body. When you poison the immune system and irradiate tissues, you create physical imbalances which in turn can create cancer. This is the simple reason why so many people who subject themselves to conventional cancer treatments find themselves battling recurring cancer. Conventional cancer treatments are downright brutal and destroy the immune system. I strongly believe in prevention and alternative medicine, and living a pure and natural lifestyle with raw organic foods, so my family and I will probably never ever get cancer. But if me or my kids or wife ever got cancer I swear I would never subject myself or them to that torture just to please the big pharma companies which don't give a sh*t about people. Just like I would never give them a bottle of rat poison to swallow. The big pharma companies only care about their trillion-dollar a year industry and keeping people brainwashed. My question is would a parent be legally allowed to refuse conventional cancer treatment if their kid got cancer?
    chemotherapy/radiation is the death wish. Big pharma is constantly throwing money out trying to make natural medicine of any kind illegal everywhere and denying the fact that it actually works! But of course everyone is too brainwashed to see that.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes.

      And at the same time, the state should take your child away for neglect and abuse.

      You're an idiot.

  15. QUESTION:
    If your kid gets cancer can a parent legally refuse conventional cancer treatment?
    Chemotherapy/Radiation etc is nothing but poison to the body. When you poison the immune system and irradiate tissues, you create physical imbalances which in turn can create cancer. This is the simple reason why so many people who subject themselves to conventional cancer treatments find themselves battling recurring cancer. Conventional cancer treatments are downright brutal and destroy the immune system. I strongly believe in prevention and alternative medicine, and living a pure and natural lifestyle with raw organic foods, so my family and I will probably never ever get cancer. But if me or my kids or wife ever got cancer I swear I would never subject myself or them to that torture just to please the big pharma companies which don't give a sh*t about people. Just like I would never give them a bottle of rat poison to swallow. The big pharma companies only care about their trillion-dollar a year industry and keeping people brainwashed. My question is would a parent be legally allowed to refuse conventional cancer treatment if their kid got cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      "deep breath" parents should be allowed to choose the method of treatment for their own child. Not everyone shares the same beliefs. Anyone offering a snake oil cure for a serious condition should be prosecuted. Those parents should also be able to give a reasonable explanation for the choice they made.

  16. QUESTION:
    I have cancer in my colon?
    Hi, I am 17, and have been diagnosed with a carcenoid tumor in the right lower colon, and I feel so weird. It has been almost a month from the diagnosis. I have been going through a more natural, alternative treatment with black seed oil (nigella sativa) because I am all against "cures" that end up oing more damage then the cancer itself. I see life differently and now wanted to share. From a cancer patents perspective. I have hope to live obvs. because this treatment is working, not much pain left after I started and my bowel is back to normal, I feel great.

    I get angry at some things now. Firstly the "Cancer Runs".... I get so pissed off when people RUN for cancer cure...WTF? If you people really want to help cure cancer, then go to universit, get a degree in medical research and DO SOMETHING. These useless runs for raising money are pointless. You don't even know where it is going. All this funding and no cure... I am going into genetics next year in university and plan to actually get into cancer research and ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING TO FIND A CURE.

    I also see time wasting activities differently. Don't waste time people.
    The cancer run rant (sorry) was my key point. STOP ruselessly running and start DOING SOMETHING WORLD. tHE CURRENT main stream therapies for cancer do more damage then good. We gotta get to the root of the issue, not give money to research CEOs. There is most likely a cure for this illness, I have a feeling these CEOs in pharma..simply will not profit from it. Your ideas of these "Runs"?
    I AM NOT LYING I DOO HAVE CANCER YOU IDIOTS.that is why im pissed off that we afre looking for a cure for the past 50 years and NOTHING...bullshit is this? Im at risk of dying at 18 because of some greedy scumbags

    • ANSWER:
      If you have a problem with the runs just say so.
      Making up stories about you having cancer only give you zero credibility.
      I think lying about having cancer is far worse that raising money for a cure

  17. QUESTION:
    What is a natural way to deal with menopause?
    I had cancer of the cervix, and the radiation treatment threw me into early menopause. What is a natural alternative to hormones?

    • ANSWER:
      As far as I know, and I have read all the latest info about natural alternatives to hormones, nothing really helps. The only remedy (partly a remedy) was to take some of the anti-anxiety medication like Prozac etc. Of course there are natural anti depressants (look at this site)
      http://www.menopause.realage.com/content.aspx/topic/17
      but I am not sure how well they alleviate the symptoms. I wish I kept these medical journals I get to give you the reference. If I find it I will let you have it.

  18. QUESTION:
    Are there any proven alternatives to chemotherapy for breast cancer treatment?
    I have heard about natural therapies like Ayurveda etc. but I want to know about success stories and their reliability. Does anyone have an opinion for/against?

    • ANSWER:
      Breast cancer is treated by surgery, and in some cases radiotherapy, chemotherapy and hormone therapy, or a combination of one or more of these, is recommended.

      Chemotherapy is not appropriate or necessary in every case of breast cancer. The treatments recommended depend on each individual's cancer.

      So, many people with breast cancer receive treatment that doesn't include chemotherapy.

      Of the women who were in hospital for breast cancer surgery at the same time as I was, two of us were recommended the whole package - chemo, rads, hormone treatment; one was recommended chemo only; one was recommended hormone treatment (daily pill for 5 years) only; and one was recommended no post-surgery treatment other than regular check ups.

      There is not a scrap of evidence that 'alternative' or 'natural' treatments have ever had any effect on cancer. If a treatment has been tested and proven to work, it cannot be called 'alternative medicine'; it becomes simply 'medicine'. Alternative, in this context, is another way of saying 'unproven'.

      And certainly ayurveda has no proven effect against cancer.

      If you are asking for yourself or someone you care about, I recommend that you do a search on this site for information on any alternative treatment you are tempted by before investing money, hope and (most dangerous of all for a cancer patient) time in unproven, ineffective and occasionally dangerous 'treatments':

      http://www.quackwatch.org/

  19. QUESTION:
    Would you call this person a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) or a Medical Doctor (MD)?
    The person wrote.
    I am a licensed naturopathic physician [ND] in private practice. I practice what is called "evidence based medicine", meaning that everything that I prescribe/advise has been scientifically proven to be effective in treating the problem it is being used for.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Ten years ago the government set out to test herbal and other alternative health remedies to find the ones that work. After spending .5 billion, the disappointing answer seems to be that almost none of them do.
    Echinacea for colds. Ginkgo biloba for memory. Glucosamine and chondroitin for arthritis. Black cohosh for menopausal hot flashes. Saw palmetto for prostate problems. Shark cartilage for cancer. All proved no better than dummy pills in big studies funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The lone exception: ginger capsules may help chemotherapy nausea.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31190909/
    "Contrary to much popular and scientific writing, many alternative cancer treatments have been investigated in good quality clinical trials, and they have been shown to be ineffective. In this article, clinical trial data on a number of alternative cancer cures including Livingston-Wheeler, Di Bella Multi-therapy, antineoplastons, vitamin C, hydrazine sulfate, Laetrile, and psychotherapy are reviewed. The label "unproven" is inappropriate for such therapies; it is time to assert that many alternative cancer therapies have been "disproven."
    http://caonline.amcancersoc.org/cgi/content/full/54/2/110

    Considering that there is no scientific evidence for most of the alternative treatment, what is the practice GIVING to treat the patients?
    What does happened to the Ayurvedic and TCM remedies which aren't scientifically approved ?
    The House of Lords Report on complementary medicine did placed the Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese medicine in the sub-group 3a.
    Group 3b covers other alternative disciplines which lack any credible evidence base such as Crystal therapy, Iridology, Radionics, Dowsing and Kinesiology.

    Doctors of Naturopathic Medicine are guided by six Principles of Naturopathy, which emphasize a holistic and natural approach to patient care, diagnosis, management, and treatment of medical conditions.
    1. Do No Harm
    2. The Healing Power of Nature
    3. Find and Treat the Cause of Illness
    4. Treat the Whole Person
    5. Doctor as Teacher
    6. Prevention

    Honestly, in your believes - is this person really doing a naturopathic healing or the mainstream medicine.
    And if this person really is a ND - what are these scientifically proven remedies called?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi.Im not sure i quite follow your question but there are a lot more studies showing evidence regarding some herbs then what you might read from a couple of big media reports that say theres no evidence of effectiveness.
      I'll put some links below.
      At the same time though,i understand what your saying in that while there are some studies proving effectiveness, in the big picture though,herbs still are "new field" scientifically in the sense that there are no where near as much studies having been conducted on herbs as there have been on pharmaceuticals.
      There are many fascinating & promising herbs and if there are finances,many many more studies need to be conducted.
      There are literally hundreds of thousands of herbs-that is why i find it ridiculous when anyone quotes something like(of course without links proving evidence) 'all the herbs were tested long ago,the ones that were useful became medicine,the others became potpouri or for salads"
      This is just an outright willful lie because there are hundreds of thousands of herbs & of course they havnt all undergone testing.

      So like you, i also would find it somewhat curious if a person could keep a practice treating a large variety of disorders with only herbs that had been scientifically clinically tested and proven because much more testing needs to be done so i think a practice would have to involve some things that havnt been proven yet but have plausability.
      The only other option is if someone has a practice that only focuses on a small variety of disorders where clinical studies have been already conducted.
      Anyway,here are some studies regarding herbs

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12394711?dopt=Abstract
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14755152?dopt=Abstract
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15606389?dopt=Abstract
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10688090?dopt=Abstract
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7253530?dopt=Abstract
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14633804?dopt=Abstract
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12672170?dopt=Abstract
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11159568?dopt=Abstract
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11129515?dopt=Abstract
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16027246?dopt=Abstract

  20. QUESTION:
    Ivasive breast cancer recurrence?
    I have some friends and associates affected with breast cancer. Is there any alternative or natural cure or suppression treatment? I know exercising and eating raw (organic) foods is good. Drinking pure water, losing weight, flaxseed, green tea and no sugar. Any info will be helpful. Serious replies only please.

    • ANSWER:
      Most forms of cancers have faulty lifestyle habits as one of the major trigger factors. So go for toxin free, chemical free, most natural form of foods.
      WHEAT-GRASS is found to be potent against cancer. This can be taken as a supplementary therapy along side of other treatments too.It is available fresh or in dried powder form.
      Your thinking pattern also has a lot to do with cancer. This is well described in"You can heal your life" by LOUIS HAY. Its a wonderful book which gives some good affirmations. Many of my cancer patients have mentioned that the reasons cited for cancer in particular organ of the body has been in their thinking pattern and they are trying to change such patterns. Detoxifications are also good.
      In india there are some centers that are able to treat cancer with alternative medicines, but with strict regimens and takes little longer time.

  21. QUESTION:
    radiation therapy does it work or should we try something else?
    my wife has vulva cancer they took out a tumor and some lymph nodes only one had cancer. now they want her to take pelvic radiation therapy to get some small particle of cancer they mite have missed I don't think the radiation is necessary. I have found a lot of alternative natural treatments on line like the drug d c a / apricot kernels / miracle mineral solution has anyone not taken the radiation and used something natural to kill the cancer cells left behind after an operation. we are looking for a real answer our time is running short we will have to make a decision soon if there are any doctors out there who are not afraid to tell the truth about these treatments please can you give us an answer ?

    • ANSWER:
      No offence meant, but I think when you say you want to hear from doctors who are not afraid to tell the truth, you mean doctors who will tell you what you want to hear.

      A doctor who tells the truth about the treatments you've mentioned will tell you that they are, at best, unproven. They have not been shown to be effective against cancer.

      In the case of apricot kernels, they will also tell you that this treatment, unlike most other alternative cancer 'treatments', has been tested in clinical trials, several times - and has been found to be ineffective against cancer.
      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/Cancer/laetrile.html

      I'm not a doctor, I'm just someone who's had cancer and treatment for that cancer. And I understand your feelings because I too was anxious to find alternatives to harsh treatments if I could. Nothing prompts frantic research like a diagnosis of advanced, aggressive cancer.

      But all the research I did showed me one thing - no 'alternative treatment' had been proven to cure one case of cancer, ever.

      I'd just warn you to be careful; wherever there's cancer there's an unscrupulous charlatan eager to part desperate and vulnerable people from their cash in exchange for ineffective and sometimes dangerous treatments.

      Before you invest any money, hope or (most dangerous of all for a cancer patient) time in any treatment, do a search on this site for some facts:

      http://www.quackwatch.org/

  22. QUESTION:
    Are you interested in a report on Cancer from the Johns Hopkins Hospital?
    Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins :

    1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer
    cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have
    multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients
    that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after
    treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the
    cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable
    size.

    2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a
    person's lifetime.

    3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer
    cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and
    forming tumors.

    4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has
    nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic,
    but also to environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

    5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing
    diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day
    and by including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

    6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing
    cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells
    in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can
    cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

    7.. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars
    and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

    8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often
    reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of
    chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor
    destruction.

    9. When the body has too much toxic burden from
    chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either
    compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb
    to various kinds of infections and complications.

    10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to
    mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy.
    Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other
    sites.

    *CANCER CELLS FEED ON:

    a. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made
    with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute
    would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small
    amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in
    color Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.

    B. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the
    gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting
    off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer
    cells are being starved.

    c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based
    diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat,
    like chicken. Meat also contains livestock
    antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all
    harmful, especially to people with cancer.

    d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole
    grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into
    an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked
    food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live
    enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to
    cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance
    growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building
    healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most
    vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw
    vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at
    temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C)..

    e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high
    caffeine Green tea is a better alternative e and has cancer
    fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or
    filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap
    water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

    12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of
    digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the
    intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic
    buildup.

    13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By
    refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes
    to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the
    body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

    14. Some supplements build up the immune system
    (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals,
    EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy
    cancer cells.. Other supplements like vitamin E are known
    to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's
    normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or
    unneeded cells.

    15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit.
    I know it's a bit long, but I think it's worth the time it takes to read it.
    I know it's a bit long, but I think it's worth the time it takes to read it.

    • ANSWER:
      I wonder how much it cost for the John Hopkins Hospital to finally discover and publish what holistic health practitioners have been saying for decades.

      So this brings us to the question: Are we striving for longevity, or are we just trying to have some control over what method the grim reamer uses to finally take us? That question has to be thought about for a while.

  23. QUESTION:
    Lymphoma Non Hodgkin's Cancer and Personal help needed.?
    by Lynn S Member since:
    November 23, 2007
    Total points:
    369 (Level 2) I just received news that my 60+ year old brother-in-law has Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in stage III or 2 1/2B-3B stage, whatever that means. He apparently went to the doctors for a colonoscopy per my sister's request and the doctor found 3 polyps, removed them and did a catsacan finding ??Polyps throughout his organs??? Cancer spread into his lymphnods and organs throughout his body.

    If you read a previous question and answers under my question section, you will find out more about my situation. I haven't talked to my sister who is 47 yrs. old since the beginning of August due to finally getting up the nerve to walk away and leave her volital behavior for the 1st time in my 49 years of life. It's a looong story which you can read in previous ?'s I've asked in regarding to my situation. To make a long story short, she called every family member including my parents, lied about what happened blaming me for what she actually did not to mention lied about my childhood, etc., turning the family against me. The only person in my own family she talks to or actually will talk to her is my 23 yr. old daughter. My parents email her telling her the news of my brother-in-law. My sister called her crying hysterically. No one has contacted me at all to tell me anything.

    My daughter was told there is no cure and that it has spread all over his body. My sister was never able to bear children so she's extremely, extremely devastated. She cried to my daughter that this was her biggest fear. Losing her husband, being alone, not having children of her own to be with her as she grew older. My parents are having a house built in Arizona close to her which won't be done until April. My sister told my daughter that if her husband passes away before our parents move down to Arizona in April, she'll have no one.

    My daughter called me crying saying she's TORN!? She has tried to get me to reconcile with my sister and parents for the past 6 months meaning she wants me to apologize for the falling out even though I was not responsible for the arguement. She said it doesn't matter. I should apologize and be the better person to make peace in the family especially now that my sister is going through the cancer with her husband. She said again she is so torn because Auntie has no children if he dies while I have 3 children. He is much older than my sister and she chose not to adopt or have invetro fertilization.

    My ?s are: How serious is this type of cancer?
    Is it treatable?
    How long do patients have to live if it's supposedly in their organs and lymphnods?
    He hasn't had a 2nd opinion should he get one?
    Could he pass within a month, 2 months, a year, or what?

    Are there any organic, natural alternatives to treatment?
    What is the success rate?
    Can you survive if the cancer is in the lymphnods and organs?

    Sorry for the questions and questionable information about his health, my sister and my situation, and stupidity. It's hard to know anything when my parents won't return my emails and say I'm not allowed to contact them until I'm ready to apologize to my sister. Until then, they say I no longer have a mother and a father. It's hard because my daughter seems to be slowly distancing herself with me because she feels sorry for my sister. I do too but it's been 49 years of drama, arguements, manipulation, verbal, emotional, and physical abuse not to mention dishonesty. I feel so bad for my sister and brother-in-law and what they're going through, but if they wanted me to know anything, they or the family would have contacted me themselves. It's hard to know what the truth is when you get 2nd and 3rd persons information.

    Please know I'm sincere with my concerns and questions. Any information you can give me to give to put my mind at ease would be greatly apreciated
    My daughter FINALLY forwarded the email my parents sent her about my brother-in-law's cancer. It's called Follicular Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma (cancer). I'm doing research on it so I can hopefully understand it better. I did send him a card and my husband did as well. Since my parents have disowned me becuz I won't apologize to my sister (which my counselor told me I've been a victim of Emotional Blackmail all my life...) they have not contacted me and refuse to have anything to do with me. I will send a card to my sister just letting her know my thoughts and prayers are with her, but that's as far as it will go for me. She knows the truth and so do I. I am focusing only on her husband right now as it is his health and well being we should all be concerned about. Again, this is not about her but about his health.Thanks to those who have responded to my question. If you have anything more to say about this cancer and him having tumors on several organs in his body please let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know whether or not I can put your mind at ease, but I can perhaps help you to become a bit more informed.

      To explain the staging- lymphoma is staged as I,II, III, or IV. Stage I means that the cancer is confined to one lymph node in the body.
      Stage II means that it has spread from the original lymph node, but that the lymph nodes to which it spreads are on the same side of the diaphragm.
      Stage III means that it has spread to the other side of the diaphragm (ie it has moved from the abdomen to the chest or the chest to the abdomen).
      Stage IV means it has spread to other organs in the body. If your brother-in-law indeed has stage II or III, that means that it has not yet spread to other organs. However, based on your description of there being cancer "all around his body," that would certainly be stage IV.
      The notation of "B" simply means that (as opposed to "a" which may be asymptomatic), he has a number of symptoms such as fever, weight loss, sweating, that are characteristic of lymphoma.

      Please know that EVERY lymphoma is treatable and people have gone into remission with every type of lymphoma. Therefore, there is no reason to lose hope. The best hope for killing most kinds of cancer cells is chemotherapy. Unfortunately, there are no known natural cures for cancer, but there may be some natural substances that help with pain or some of the symptoms of cancer. I would ask an oncologist who is familiar with alternative therapies some more about that. Chemotherapy and radiation are terribly difficult procedures, but unfortunately they are the only things that can kill most kinds of lymphomas(except for a rare few that have a specific mutation that respond well to specific targeted drugs).

      Unfortunately, I cannot tell you the average prognosis of his lymphoma without knowing more specifics about it. The prognosis depends largely on
      1) The stage (which you seem to know)
      2) What kind of cell it effects- Lymphomas can be grouped into 2. One group consists of lymphomas that originate with a problem in a white blood cell (ie B cell, T cell or neutrophil). Another group of lymphomas are metastases (break off pieces) from another organ (such as the colon) and need not be blood cells, but can be cancerous tissue from any organ.
      3) What the specific mutation in that cell is- some are much more curable then others. This refers to what kind of change happened in the genes of the cancerous cell that keeps dividing. For example, a cell can have a mutation in which pieces chromosome 9 and 22 trade places or pieces of chromosomes 15 and 17 trade places. The doctor does tests to determine what the mutation is and some have better prognoses than others.

      Depending on what happens with your sister, perhaps a bunch of family members can meet with the doctor so you can all learn about the cancer, and what choices and difficulties the family will face, and how everyone can help. It sounds like your sister is not sharing her difficulties. Unfortunately, many people often suffer the burden of cancer, whether as a patient or family member, very isolated or alone.

      If it is the case (unclear from your post) that this is a case of cancer that STARTED in the colon (meaning those polyps were not benign) and spread to many other organs in the body, the prognosis could (but not necesserily) mean that he will live less than 6 months, as a spread of cancer to many organs is very serious and difficult to cure. However, even if your brother in law's prognosis is not good, remember that hope doesn't only refer to hope for a cure. It can also mean hope for a peaceful "rest of their life", for lack of pain, the ability to spend one's last days at home, hope for a caring family, and the knowledge that their family will be able to recover from any possible devastation.

      Perhaps, through your daughter, you can express to your sister that, even if you haven't been on the best of terms, you are happy to help in any way you can. I would perhaps just send a card stating as such. You can even send some food, clothing, or hire a maid service from afar, if that is financially feasible. Any expression of a desire to be there for her I'm sure will be appreciated.

      I wish you and your family all the best!

  24. QUESTION:
    Is Montana Yew tip a safe alternative medicine for cancer (mast cell tumor) in Dogs?
    I have a six year old boxer, who recently had a mast cell tumor removed from his arm. The biopsy found cancer in the tumor at Grade 2, Well-Differentiated, Mitotic Index Less Than 1. According to the prognosis 45% of animals with Grade 2 tumors will die due to disease if untreated. The conventional treatment would be some form of chemotherapy, which will have vast side effects on my dog and perhaps even lead to death. Before I go with the conventional methods I wanted to try alternative medicines. I have been giving him CoQ10, Vitamin E, and Multi-Mushrooms supplement to help boost his immune system. But as an alternative to chemotherapy I have started slowly giving him Montana Yew Tip extract mixed with Olive Oil as a form of "Natural Chemotherapy" with no side effects.

    I know Montana Yew Tip has been used as an alternative medicine for various cancers in humans for decades now. It has even been scientifically synthesized into chemotherapy drug called Taxol. Is it possible to be just as effective for canines?
    Any rude or ignorant answers will be reported?

    • ANSWER:
      Useless waste of money.
      Sane responsible adult don't force animals to linger & suffer.....or slowly poison them w/voodoo glop.

  25. QUESTION:
    Are Greenie mystical "alternative" philosophies just as anti-science as "mainstream" religions?
    Aren't you just as dead if you refuse, say, cancer treatment in favor of "natural" remedies, as you would be if an insurance company turns you down for chemotherapy payments?

    Are "alternative" philosophies just as dangerous, or does the fact that the powers-that-be don't embrace them make them less dangerous?

    Is it ONLY that fact that makes them less harmful?
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    • ANSWER:
      Alternative medicine consists of practices that have either not been proven to work, or been proven not to work. They are often expensive and can be very harmful at worst, completely ineffective or a placebo at best. If it's been proven to work it is then called medicine.
      Evidence based medicine relies on extensive testing, regulation and controlled, measured doses.

      Seeking 'alternative' treatments in place of evidence based medicine is utterly foolish.

  26. QUESTION:
    Does anyone think that the medical community don't want a cure for cancer?
    There's so much money in the cancer treatment field, they wouldn't want that to all dry up now would they? Anytime anyone mentions anything natural or alternative that might work they discredit it straight the way. That's fine, but then they fail to mention how many people die when they are having chemo and sometimes die OF the chemo! Is there even any evidence that chemo does any good anyway?
    Actually Marc, people who "think outside the box" and make up their own mind think that. Do you have proof you wouldn't be here without chemo? How do you know you wouldn't have survived it without chemo?
    Shall I tell you how many people I know who aren't here who had chemo? It's a lot.
    Denise-well I mainly mean the big pharma companies that make all the money out of the cancer drugs, not necessarily the doctors. However I will say that the doctors my family have had experience with have been terrible in diagnosing cancer until it was too late. So I don't have a very high opinion of them at the moment-that's just my experience.
    "They" are medical organisations like "cancer research UK" who discredit anything natural and list all the reasons you shouldn't take it but then tell everyone to have chemo when it is far worse than most natural treatments.

    Chemo kills the good cells aswell so you could die because your immune system isn't strong enough-yes the cancer might kill you the same, but I don't believe that a "cure" of any sort should be able to kill you aswell!

    • ANSWER:
      Where do you get your information?
      Every single treatment we use was once an alternative treatment. So obviously they were not discredited straight the way.
      Every treatment natural or otherwise must undergo clinical trials to provide the proof needed for use for a particular disease.
      Who is it in the medical community that you think is making all this money?
      Who are “they” that fail to mention how many people die while undergoing chemo? This is public information. And what makes you believe the chemo is killing them rather than the disease?

  27. QUESTION:
    Do pharmaceuticals damage people's reading & comprehension skills?
    I have noticed a disturbing trend in the Alternative Medicine section of Yahoo answers.

    It seems when people ask questions about Alternative therapies, the pharmaceutical pushers and users, henceforth referred to as 'pharmies' have quite the tendency to answer questions that do not actually address the asker's question as asked.

    Examples
    1) I asked how many others are successfully treating their cancer with natural therapies, and received numerous responses from pharmies, none of which were at all relevant to my question. Not ONE
    2) I asked how many others were harmed by conventional medicine, and received numerous responses from pharmies sharing the purported benefits of the pharmaceuticals they have taken

    The list of examples go on and on and on. I'm sure you have all seen this tragic trend.

    What all these people seem to have in common is a love of, and a use of pharmaceutical drugs. Could it be that these drugs are causing damage to their reading and comprehension skills?

    If so, what can we, as an Alternative Medicine Community, do to help these poor pharmies?
    What natural treatments would you suggest to repair the cognitive damage caused to them by pharmaceuticals?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think there is a cure my dear! This what trips me up when they say there is no science to Back most herbs up.If herbs are not tested they could kill you! I mean really the pills have been through the science labs by smart people and they kill people everyday.Do I have something to back that up YES I say turn the tv on and take ear to the adds that go like so....Have you or a family member taken so and so drug and had a list of issues that takes up most of the add if you or a family member have died or had any of the problems call us we are on your side.What about cough syrup that went thought the lab? Have you herd on the new it does not work!What about teething gel for baby's that has science to back it up and I know for a fact it does not worth I tossed it and got some simple cloves boiled it and put it on my childs gums.Here is your science go to the mountains back in the woods as I live go find yourself an old granny that is about 90 that has never been to the dr a hand full of times and had 10 kids at home.Ask her how to treat something!There is some science!I know this women that has helped people with things the dr was clueless with.I love my dr dont get me wrong why do I love him because he is not stupid he knows herbs work he knows homebirths work!Yes I have had to go to the dr from time to time.Think of this if herbs dont work how did people treat themselves yes people died from things meds could help yeah,yeah we know that.The people today did not dream these herbs of they have been passed down for hundreds of years! Hey for all you know God told Adam what the plants were good for after all he did name everthing! My science works it is proved right here in my house,down the road at a old wise womens house.People need to know when to go to the dr but most of all people need to learn a few things to take care of themselvesfs you have no clue what tommarrow holds for all we know you may be shut out of the drs doors! Then what! Just know some simple things for sinus,flu,cold,gas,colic really what sort of science do you need for that.Even our family dr say people run to the dr for everything.I know all the downs are from narrow minded people.Stop it go take some fennel seed lol and see what happens that will be enough science for you to know when you are gassing geees this really works it get the gas out.The price of about 50 to 75 cents and that will do you for a long time.It would be to simple for people that have thousands of dollar in collage to do something so simple.Always gaining knowledge but never wisdom.j;l

  28. QUESTION:
    anyone to talk to about endometriosis and treatments?
    ok i'm 22 and i was diagnosed with endometriosis at 16. i had a laparoscopy and laser treatment to burn the endo away and was put on the drug provera for three months to give me the hormones of pregnancy to discourage the endo from growing back. they also fitted me with a mirena coil. this worked for four years then the pain, fainting, cramps, heavy twice a month periods, pain during sex and general discomfort came back with a vengeance. i once got a pain so bad during sex that i fainted. my boyfriend was seriously freaked out!

    so, just before christmas i had the same operation again. i am now on a six month course of injections that have given me a fake menopause. they gave me this because there was stuff on my ovaries that couldnt be burned away. the effects of this injection are supposed to last for five years. i had the last one last month. i am bloated, seriously moody and am getting terrible hot flushes all the time. i was reccommended to go on HRT hormone replacement therapy but when i researched it, i saw that it can kinda promote breast cancer which my family already has a history of so i am not taking it.

    i was hoping to find someone who has gone through this or something similar to talk to as no one that i know can really understand. i lost touch with most of my friends because i had to keep cancelling nights out or go home early because of pain, so i dont really have anyone to go to for advice or just to talk. can any one help me out?

    also is there a natural alternative for HRT that doesnt promote breast cancer?

    sorry this was so long and thank you for reading

    • ANSWER:
      I am 29 years old, just found out in Jan that I have Stage 4 Endo. I had a 4cm bleeding cyst removed and also the Endo that my doc could burn off, she did during my laproscopy. My doc then informed me that I needed to get on Lupron injections (which it sounds like you just got off of). I had 2 injections, I have refused to take the next 4 months of injections, this has been by far, the worst 2 months of my life. I experienced many of the same side effects from the injection as you.

      My doc has taken me off and placed me on Birth Control to help with the Endo. I actually went in today for an ultrasound to see what, if any, help the injections had done for my Endo. The shot helped wonderful, but I cannot get back on them being that I had the horrible side effects.

      I am going next week to get a 2nd opinion concerning my Endo since it is so bad. My DH and I do want a child soon, so we are needing to see what steps we can take to have a child before I have to have a hysterectomy, which I was told is probably going to happen in 1-2 years.

      If I were you, Id try another opinion if necessary. Always research and ask any questions you may have before starting any other treatment options. If something just doesnt sound right to you, then ask.

      You may also want to check out weareendo.com. I have recently joined and its a wonderful website for ladies with Endo. So much support from ladies who are going through the exact same things we are.

      I feel your pain!
      GL

  29. QUESTION:
    What do you do to raise money when most of your family is ill?
    I'm sure you know of people who get cancer and their family has a car wash or gets a short shout out on the local news for their donation bank account...
    But EXACTLY what are the LEGAL options one has to care for MULTIPLE family members in need o of medical care?

    ESPECIALLY because some may need to experiment with natural or alternative treatments because they have been to really good doctors and they can't help them (I can't name what the conditions are called or how many people I am referring to for privacy reasons)

    Can I legally ask for donations? Do I have to specify each one of their conditions? I just can't work it into our existing budget because it is not immediate family but I want to help SO, SO BADLY.
    ANY advice will help and PLEASE DO ask questions, I will read every comment and reply RIGHT AWAY!

    THANK YOU!!!!!
    Also, there is not a lot of support besides me so it's not like some distant relative who has their own parents or something. This is serious and if I don't do something, I don't know if anyone will.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all you can talk to your local American Red Cross if you have one! They help people in your situation pretty often and YES! Of course you can ask for donations as long as you use the money to help for the reason you are saying. You could get old jars make something on the computer explaining your situation and put the jars at some gas stations stores but make sure you ask the people in charge if it is ok before doing so. Also if you have a small local bank make a some fliers and put them around places so they know they can make donations at the bank. And another thing you can do is be creative. I know it is hard but if you have a will there is a way! Do anything you feel is right to raise the money and help your family!

  30. QUESTION:
    So can anyone compare Marinol vs. Natural Cannabis THC and say no to cannabis still?
    Introduction

    Marinol1 (dronabinol) is the only US FDA-approved synthetic cannabinoid. It is often marketed as a legal pharmaceutical alternative to natural cannabis.

    Marinol is manufactured as a gelatin capsule containing synthetic delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in sesame oil. It is taken orally and is available in 2.5mg, 5mg and/or 10mg dosages. Marinol may be prescribed for the treatment of cachexia (weight loss) in patients with AIDS and for the treatment of nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conventional antiemetic treatments.

    Despite FDA approval2, Marinol typically provides only limited relief to select patients, particularly when compared to natural cannabis and its cannabinoids. Marinol should remain a legal option for patients and physicians; however, federal and state laws should be amended to allow for those patients who are unresponsive to synthetic THC the ability to use natural cannabis and its cannabinoids as a medical therapy without fear of arrest and/or criminal prosecution. By prohibiting the possession and use of natural cannabis and its cannabinoids, patients are unnecessarily restricted to use a synthetic substitute that lacks much of the therapeutic efficacy of natural cannabis. etc

    II. Marinol is More Psychoactive Than Natural Cannabis

    Patients prescribed Marinol frequently report that its psychoactive effects are far greater than those of natural cannabis. Marinol's adverse effects include: feeling "high," drowsiness, dizziness, confusion, anxiety, changes in mood, muddled thinking, perceptual difficulties, coordination impairment, irritability, and depression.32 These psychoactive effects may last four to six hours.33 About one-third of patients prescribed Marinol report experiencing one or some of these adverse effects.34

    • ANSWER:
      I think you are very knowledgable. I would refer you to studying and testing different strains, as they may offer the best solution. Use a vaporizer, don't smoke it, as you get the most out of the canna that way. My wife is in extreme shoulder pain, tried many things, but the only thing that helps her is indica (body) and she may mix in some sativa (mind) to help with the stress. If the pain is beyond, there are some strains that handle that, in particular the Albert Walker strain, with disappeared many years ago and is just now re-surfacing, is meant to help chemo patients in that area. There is also Giesel, which is supposed to be safer for bi-polar. I am researching a strain called hp13x pineapple, this is a cross with the G-13 and is supposed to be fantastic.
      This is a very viable alternative to the terrible pharmecueticals and their side-effects. We are legal here in California, but frankly, I feel the pure canna should be made medically legal for those who suffer and get relief through it. it's not about getting high, recreation doesn't enter my mind when i'm in pain, just getting rid of the pain-if you know what i mean. hope this helps. as to the substitute, it may take them years to get them right, the natural is always better than the synthetic.

  31. QUESTION:
    Alternative therapies?
    I see so many people around here talking about all natural therapies, herbal remedies, and things like diet changes as a cure to cancer.

    I have to ask...

    The people who go around advertising this:

    Would you use this in your own cancer treatment?

    Is there even one person around here who did use something like that and make any progress?

    Ive been through cancer treatment, and I just dont see it.

    • ANSWER:
      i don't believe any of that crap.
      There's research and facts behind chemo, radiation etc.
      I know there are labs out there who do research on these alternative treatments. just I'm not willing to try any of it until there is conculsive research and facts from a legitimate lab proving it all.

  32. QUESTION:
    brain swelling/cancer question, please please help?
    I am so very sorry for triple posting this. I did not notice the alternative medicine section. Please forgive me.
    My mother has cancer. Started as ovarian, then spread to her brain. now in her liver and lympth nodes too.
    Lately I have been looking into natural therapies.
    Things i have considered include:
    essiac tea
    MMS - miracle mineral solution - sodium chlorite and distilled water w citric acid
    apricot kernals
    chlorella
    liposomal-encapsulated vitamin c
    vitamin b 17
    iodine
    and hemp oil.
    some of these seem very promises.
    I also will get her on a much more alkaline diet.
    The problem is her brain swelling.
    I have read that essiac tea, while being a good cancer treatment, can cause brain swelling. Brain swelling is a big problem for her (she can hardly walk or even stand up sometimes because of it and the steroids they give her don't seem to be working right.
    QUESTION - which of these things could possibly cause extra brain swelling which needs to be avoided, and are there specific things that can help reduce swelling? Since diet (alkaline) will be part of this, information on foods impact on this would be great. SORRY FOR THE LENGTH OF THIS. I'm just not good at being brief sometimes.
    sorry , Round 2, not everyone has a "lay down and die" attitude. You are the one who needs counseling.
    If anything crashes upon me then I will deal with it then. Why would I not want to feel the full grief of a devastating loss? What is wrong with that? Until then, we will fight tooth and nail. I don't like negative people.
    You sound like the type of a person who would take anti-depressants to deal with the death of a family member. I have an intense dislike for such people.
    Sorry for my rudeness, but that doesn't change the fact that you are being pretty condescending and i don't appreciate that. No con artists are trying to take advantage of us, unless you count the insurance and drug companies. I know for a FACT that more than one of these treatments have CURED people who didn't have much other chance. I want to find out about possible interactions and side effects. We're not going to try something that very well could work, that is not being sold to us by anyone, just because of a majority pessimism. If you don't have helpful information please keep your comments to yourself.
    I don't know if that is bs or not founddog, but we might as well talk. Thanks for your response. Yahoo will not allow me to email you. It said I had to setup my yahoo answers email, which i just did, but it still says i didn't. Email me I guess.

    • ANSWER:
      In searching for alternative treatments, you will cost yourself dearly. Not only will you lose money and find yourself laden with false hope, you will lose time with your mother and fail to accept the reality of the situation until it crashes on you. Seek counseling please to help you cope with this.

      Edit:
      Denial and anger are very common emotions in dealing with grief. In desperation, people will seek any possible option that provides a glimmer of hope and there are many who prey on that vulnerability. End stage cancer patients will frequently find themselves and their families victimized by charlatans who exploit their desperation. I would never advise you to give up hope, but you must face reality. Enjoy the time you have left with your mother. Trust me, you will regret pursuing quackery.

      Edit:
      I'm not trying to come off as condescending, but the reality is that your mother's chance of survival is as close to zero as it can be. Nothing you have mentioned has ever been shown to cure anybody of any type of cancer, and whomever told you otherwise was a con artist. Stop chasing miracle cures and spend what little your mother has left by her side.

  33. QUESTION:
    Will our healthcare system ever realize that chemotherapy is a complete joke?
    Here's the deal. I've had several loved ones die in my family from cancer. What I realized was there are other countries like Germany and Mexico that do all natural treatments as an alternative to chemo. They seem to have gotten some patients into remission even with the most serious cancers unless the patient was too sick to be taken in.

    Why is chemotherapy such a money-making machine in this country when it does absolutely nothing for cancer patients except poison them to death? I'm not saying we're the only country running this kind of system, but when my mom was in Germany getting these treatments, she felt better until she got back to the U.S. She ended up buying the necessary products in Germany, and not one nurse would give her the infusions at home because it was illegal. Then...as she got sicker, it was too late. Will we ever learn? Or is money more important than our health?

    Any thoughts?
    Although I only see one out of 9 intelligent answers here, none of you have answered my question directly!!

    Anybody who's in the medical field would greatly be offended by this question because without chemo, there wouldn't be any money to make, and that's the truth!

    • ANSWER:
      It's not uncommon for relatives of people who die from cancer, understandably distraught and looking for explanations, to blame the treatments rather than the disease for the person's death. But almost certainly it is the cancer that killed the person, not the treatment.

      Like many people, I am in remission following treatment that included chemotherapy. Did it save me? - I don't know. But if I die next month, next year or in five or ten years time, nothing will convince me that it didn't prolong my life.

      In fact deaths as a result of chemotherapy are extremely rare; in extremely rare cases, chemotherapy can lead to a second cancer, and everyone who undergoes chemotherapy is made aware of this before they agree to the treatment.

      I live in the UK; we don't pay for our medical treatment, including cancer treatment - the state pays for it. If there was a cheaper, guaranteed cure for cancer, believe me that's what we would get - cancer treatment costs our government billions. As it is, I could be back at any time for more expensive chemo.

      I'm sorry about your mum. But alternative treatments such as she received have never been tested or proven, and you have no way of knowing if they would have saved your mother's life.

      Chemotherapy and other conventional treatments are not perfect; I believe that one day they will be looked back on with horror, much as we look back on blood-letting today. But we know, because they have been rigorously tested and proven in double-blind, peer-reviewed clinical trials, that they save some lives, and prolong many, many more.

      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Edit** Sissy's answer is not her own thoughts or the result of her own knowledge or experience, but is entirely a cut and paste from a site pushing the quack remedy Black Salve:

      http://blacksalveinfo.com/blog/2007/06/all-chemotherapy-drugs-are-experimental.html

      I too have had chemotherapy and know that nothing bears those words.

      Italian Stallion, I think you have a number of intelligent answers here; you may not agree with them, but they are intelligent answers. You say nobody has answered your question directly; you conclude your question ''Any thoughts?'', so everyone has answered - except Sissy, who has not offered any thoughts.

      I doubt many people in the medical field would be offended by this questiion; they are used to it. And as one cancer registrar who posts on this board has said, if a cure for cancer was found tomorrow she would be the happiest person on the unemployment line.

      And in my country, medical professionals are salaried; no doctor would make one extra penny if the cancer rates doubled tomorrow and the chemotherapy rates with them.

      To suggest that cures are being supressed to increase profits is absurd. Any drugs company discovering a cure for cancer would be rich beyond their wildest dreams; doctors, researchers etc and their families develop cancer and die from it at the same rate as the rest of the population - they'd rather die horribly than reveal the secret?

      And how does America get all the medical professionals in other countries to agree to this conspiracy? Every doctor, every nurse knows the secret but won't tell?

      Again I'm sorry your mother died from cancer; so did mine, I know how it hurts. But you're blaming the wrong enemy.

  34. QUESTION:
    Is there anyone who has been treated w/ the drug methotrexate? Did you have any terrible side effects?
    I just had surgery for an ectopic pregnancy and my doctor is going to give me this medication, because some of the tissues are regrowing in my tube(where the surgery was) I usually try to go w/ a natural approach but that is not an option for this situation. The only alternative is to have my tube removed. Please only answer, if you are knowledgeable ,have experienced something like this, or have used this drug for treatments other than cancer. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Most drugs usually don't have any of the side affects that the doctor warns you about. If the drug was that dangerous it would not be administered. It's probably you're best bet.

  35. QUESTION:
    I feel so sorry for jade goody?
    Does anyone know if jade goody tried alternative treatment? If she didnt i think she should try, even if it doesnt work she needs to fight tell the end for her little boys. My mother died when i was 6yrs old and she was only 27. It just breaks my heart to see her leave those little boys and she can't do anything about it. Please can someone who's an expert in alternative medicine try to help her, even if it doesn't work natural medicines are not toxic like chemo it could probably save her life. God would really bless anyone who can help her. And yes i know alot of people are dying with cancer not just Jade but i haven't seen anything like this on t.v before so it is really getting to me, im so sad it makes me feel sad now for all the people that have cancer not just her. Please help her. And Please know bad comments please god bless you all who listened.

    • ANSWER:
      I recently had bone cancer in my leg and had to have it amputated along with that i had also received massive amounts of chemo so i knwo the routine it is not a fun one. While i was receiving treatment i prayed alot and also received quite a bit of eastern medicine to help maintain a possitive outlook and to cling to the little hope i had. Cancer is devastating and i feel for anyone who has to endure it. I am familiar with her story and it is truly heartbreaking to watch someone wither away in front of you. Chemo does not always seem like a great thing bt trust me for people like her and i it is a necessary one. im praying for her. I am also praying for you i am sorry to hear about the loss of your mother my heart breaks with sadness for you. Good luck

  36. QUESTION:
    FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SPPARE TIME?
    My daughter has to read the following news article for a school assignment. She doesn't really understand it, and I don't really get it either. Could you please summarize the article into a paragraph or two? Thanks so much!

    Chemists and biologists have successfully demonstrated that specially synthesized boron compounds are readily accepted in biologically active enzymes, a move that, they say, is a proof of concept that could lead to new drug design strategies.

    In June 2008, University of Oregon chemist Shih-Yuan Liu reported in the Journal of the American Chemical Society his lab's synthesis of boron-nitrogen compounds with electronic and structural similarities to fundamentally important benzene molecules. That synthesis suggested a new tool for possible use in biomedical research as well as in materials science.

    What Liu's lab created were benzene surrogates known as 1,2-dihydro-1,2-azaborines that possess electron-delocalized structures consistent with aromaticity -- a core concept in chemistry where rings of atoms exhibit unexpected stability.

    Now, in the Sept. 1 issue of Angewandte Chemie, a weekly journal of the German Chemical Society, Liu and colleagues show that their synthesized compounds indeed are accepted in non-polarized hydrophobic pockets of a well-studied enzyme, a member of the lysozyme family discovered by Alexander Fleming in 1921 and used widely in biomedical research.

    The "proof of concept" was completed in the Institute of Molecular Biology lab of the UO physicist Brian W. Matthews, where Liu's synthesized compound was treated with T4 lysozymes, crystallized and examined with high-resolution X-ray crystallography.

    "I feel this is a fairly big step forward," Liu said. "Our compounds bind efficiently to the T4 lysozyme and behave as hydrophobic arene molecules similar to natural systems. Our compound actually has polar features, so it was questionable that it would bind to the enzyme's hydrophobic pocket, but it did and very similarly to the way carbon molecules would bind."

    In essence, Liu and colleagues have potentially put boron, a commonly occurring essential nutrient in plants -- but seemingly "bypassed by nature in evolution" of other living things, Liu said -- into play as an alternative to carbon in manufacturing target-specific pharmaceuticals. The use of boron in the biomedical field is not new but its acceptance has been hampered by instability, but interest has risen in the last decade, Liu said.

    An analysis of boron's medical potential appeared in the February issue of EMBO Reports. Boron is being studied by a number of drug manufacturers. It currently is used as an antibacterial drug component and as part of a therapy for multiple myeloma. The advance by Liu's lab strengthens the case that boron-based molecules can be used as new pharmacophores, or as markers of drugs in living tissue, and to improve long-stymied attempts to develop boron-neutron capture therapies to produce inhibiting agents for cancer treatment.

    "This research provides the first experimental evidence that enzymes in our bodies cannot distinguish between our artificial compound versus the all-carbon systems," Liu said. "We can trick the enzymes to believing they are accepting the real thing."

    • ANSWER:
      New research into boron compounds has led to new possibilities for treating cancer.
      Boron is a common nutrient in plants.
      Physicist Brian W. Matthews provided proof that Chemist Shih-Yuan Liu's synthesized boron compound, treated with T4 lysozymes, would bind to the enzyme's hydrophobic pocket the way carbon molecules would bind.

  37. QUESTION:
    Healthy alternative to benzoyl peroxide for acne?
    I have been suffering from moderate acne for about 7 years now, and have literally tried everything except prescriptions. So far the only thing that has worked to completely clear my skin is benzoyl peroxide. I went off it for the last 5 months, but just can't stand how bad my skin is. I used it again yesterday and it already has started working.
    HOWEVER, the warnings that it increases the risk for cancer and premature aging worry me. Is there another topical treatment that's similar to it but possibly more natural? I've also tried tea tree oil, lemon juice and salycilic acid but my skin is really sensitive and none have made any difference after using them each for a couple months.
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
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    • ANSWER:
      very informative but what is your question?

  39. QUESTION:
    A cure for all diseases: Prevention ?
    The Health Care System Lie.

    Half way in the middle of Canada lies the Sleeping Giant, a natural rock formation, a monument to itself, and if you know the story, a story of betrayal and maybe someday a monument to deceptive half-truths, where truths can lie. As the legend goes the truth of the mine of silver was betrayed.

    On June 7th, the Canadian Cancer society announced 'research" indicated that vitamin D can help prevent some 60% of cancers. For decades alternative scientists have suggested that basic and simple methods exist to deal with the cancer problem, however mainstream science in North America has been motivated in finding a patent able profitable treatment, expensive molecular research and expensive treatments; another classic half-truth. Some people don't see prevention as a cure, believing in a cure is treating people with a cancer. But if we prevent cancers, is that not the simplest, and best of possible cures ?

    http://www.thejesuschristcode.com

    • ANSWER:
      Your conclusion is sooooooooo right! I couldn't say it better! For almost 5 years I worked for Advanced Viral Research of Canada, and I was in charge of developing protocols for cancer patients and also of supervising patients put under treatment using their biological "drug"--modified high-grade colostrum--, Reticulose, injectable. Though the results were most of the times stoundings, I knew of far better ways to deal with the cancer phenomenom without having to push the patient to pay for such unaffordable treatments.

      For instance, I know some patients of mine and from other colleagues that overcame their cancers--melanomas, glioblastomas, carcinomas--just by fasting on plain water, and some on a combination of selective juicing and water for 3 weeks. Of course, we all know not everybody will have the same outcome, but it amazes me the innate ability of the body to recode the DNA, repair cell damages, regenerate physiological and biochemical paths to the cell's nucleus, and to re-arrange molecular sequences in substances already altered by the course of disease within a given body or organism.

      When a pharmaceutical company "discover" or create a new drug, a chain of beaurocratic steps toward the aceptence and implementaion of the drug will take place where every body involved will get a piece of the cake, except the patient. It is more also about pride, achievement of human genius, recognition, and high-tech capitalism. But we, the consumers, will pay a high price for it: abject ignorance (we're never taught that most diseases are due to a compromised immune system thanks to our false lifestyle), sinful dependance on high-tech medicine to only get symptoms alliviated--in most cases--, no real solutions for the unstoppable train of biological degeneration in the human body, etc.

      Yes, most chronic diseases are treatable with very inexpensive methods of rational and scientific natural treatments. But I am not implying here the false idea that in order to get results one has to keep bying natural products or supplements most of them of very low quality. The idea is understanding how disease evolves out of continuous violations to the biological laws that govern our bodies. And once the casue is traced, then it will be wise to remove it, and use non-invasive and natural procedures to assist the body to re-organize its jeopardized biology.

      In my course of more than 20 years of practise as a Naturopathic Practitioner and Orthomolecular Nutritionist, I have seen countless cases of people assisted by practitioners like me, and whose health conditions improved dramatically after been told by conventional physicians that their diseases had no ways to be reversed.

      I do see a need to have conventional medicine hanging around, for emergency, or course. But there is not healing in the current system of medicine. They do not believe in a biological approach to health and disease. Tech-medicine is more appealing for many reasons I will not delve in right here and now.

      Thank you!

      Good luck! :)

  40. QUESTION:
    How Would You Rewrite This Intro?
    My teacher needs me to rework my intro to a research essay. I am horrible at writing them. Need some suggestions/help. Thanks!

    Alzheimer’s. Diabetes. Cancer. Heart Disease. Fibromyalgia. AIDS. Autism. A significant increase in the development of new diseases and the number of people around the world dying from one (or more) of them, it makes it seem like there is no way to sustain a healthy body and lifestyle. On the positive side, with the increase in disease development comes an increase in research and creation of treatments. But with every action there is a reaction. Pharmaceutical drugs, though effective and successfully treat diseases daily, come with multiple adverse side effects both short and long term; all of which can be very serious and even life threatening. So what is the use in trying to overcome an illness with a treatment that can possibly kill you in the process? Many don’t know there is another alternative to the common manufactured pharmaceutical treatments; this being naturopathic medicine, also referred to as traditional medicines. Natural methods of treating disease and illness have been used effectively since the beginning of time but unlike pharmaceuticals, there is much confusion on what exactly is traditional methods, how they are used, and little information about how to seek naturopathic medicines. According to the World Health Organization, “Traditional Medicine (T.M) refers to the knowledge, skills and practices based on the theories, beliefs and experiences indigenous to different cultures, used in the maintenance of health and in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness. Traditional medicine covers a wide variety of therapies and practices which vary from country to country and region to region. In some countries it is referred to as “alternative” of “complementary” medicine (CAM).”

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    can anybody rewrite this article please..?
    Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella zoster virus, a member of the herpes family and the same virus that causes chickenpox. The characteristic symptom is a rash of painful blisters. Shingles can appear anywhere on the body. If it occurs on the forehead near the eyes or on the tip of the nose, the eyes are likely to become involved, and damage to the cornea can occur. Taking the proper supplements when blisters first appear can make the blisters dry up quickly, and the discomfort may be alleviated.

    Another important and powerful shingles treatment that was forgotten is the self- administration of oxygen therapy as offered by the "The Cure Within One Minute". The cure within one minute was research by a person named Madison Cavanaugh. He discovered that oxygen therapy was one of the best alternative therapy that could treat and cure cold shingles including all forms of cancer, STD's and eventually all diseases. Madison discovered the potency of this therapy.

    People right now are well informed about the dynamic effects of oxygen therapy, especially the widely known hyperbaric oxygen therapy. They are informed that and oxygen-rich body cannot be inhabited by diseases, then they believe that the solution to destroy the disease seems simple enough. Just give the body and abundant supply of oxygen, right? The answer is, plain wrong! It's not as simple as that. Here's the reason behind it: "Oxygen Cannot Treat and Cure Shingles Unless It's Delivered to the Cells and Tissues of the Body". Many people are not able to get enough amounts of oxygen in the cells and tissues of their bodies due mainly to poor air quality, poor breathing habits and oxygen-depriving activities. One important thing to remember is that the body is not always able to deliver oxygen to the cells and tissues.

    For oxygen to destroy the disease, it must be delivered not just to the lungs -- and not just to the bloodstream - the most important is, it must be supplied to the cells and tissues. That's the reason why other oxygen therapies, such as oxygenated water, oxygen-rich foods or supplements and treatments that release oxygen into the bloodstream -- are not always potent and efficient in treating all diseases. While they may supply to the body with oxygen, they don't always have an effective mechanism for breaking the oxygen free from the hemoglobin molecule, which means the oxygen is not supplied to the cells and tissues of our bodies. Such oxygen-based therapies, therefore, are not always effective in shingles treatment.

    The shingles treatment - oxygen therapy you're about to know, that can heal not only shingles but eventually all diseases, which hundreds if not by the thousands of people all over the world are calling "the world's greatest healing miracle of all time," is the ONLY ONE that uses a Natural Oxygenating substance which activates and stimulates the movement of oxygen atoms from the bloodstream to the cells to a radical degree than is usually reached by other ways.

    Further in- depth study of Shingles Treatment - Oxygen Therapy and for more information about how this therapy will cure all types of diseases. Go and get your copy now:

    John Daniel Rivera is an advocate for holistic health and healing, and has been in the field of health for quite a few years. He is interested in illuminating individuals and helping others return to a better quality of health

    please some one help me.. rewrite this article.

    thanku...

    • ANSWER:
      No. Anyone with attitude must be prepared to do his own work.

  42. QUESTION:
    Why in Malaysia the doctor don't allow us to take vitamin and supplement? What do you thinks about this?
    What are vitamins?
    Vitamins are substances that your body needs to work properly and keep you in good health. Most vitamins cannot be made by the body, so they have to be provided by your diet in small regular amounts.1
    Why do I need vitamins?
    Your body uses vitamins to do a number of things, including building and maintaining tissues and organs. Vitamins provide energy, boost the immune system, keep skin healthy and help keep the brain and nervous system in good working order.2
    Improve Overall Joint Health Without Using Pain Killers
    Reduces joint pain
    • Relieve pain caused by inflammation commonly arising from arthritis, joint injuries and everyday aches and pains
    Reduces inflammation and swelling
    • Uses potent, natural anti-inflammatory ingredients to reduce swelling
    Improves mobility
    • Improves blood circulation and reduces inflammation leading to increased mobility
    • Nourishes joints and speeds healing
    Safer for your liver, kidneys and stomach
    • A safe and effective alternative to traditional pain medications
    • Uses Boswellia - an herb with pain reducing benefits - as a safe and effective alternative to NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen)
    Buy Motion for your joint and muscle pain and inflammation
    ..............................................................................................
    DRUGS are chemicals that can prevent, prolong the life, treat other effects of a health condition, improve the quality of life, and/or cure ailments and diseases, or alter the function of any part or chemicals inside the body. These drugs have approved therapeutic claims.
    Drug Side Effects
    A side effect is usually regarded as an undesirable secondary effect which occurs in addition to the desired therapeutic effect of a drug or medication. Side effects may vary for each individual depending on the person's disease state, age, weight, gender, ethnicity and general health.
    Side effects can occur when commencing, decreasing/increasing dosages, or ending a drug or medication regimen. Side effects may also lead to non-compliance with prescribed treatment.Medication
    A medication or medicine is a drug taken to cure and/or ameliorate any symptoms of an illness or medical condition, or may be used as preventive medicine that has future benefits but does not treat any existing or pre-existing diseases or symptoms.
    (Redirected from Adverse effect (medicine))
    In medicine, an adverse effect is a harmful and undesired effect resulting from a medication or other intervention such as surgery. An adverse effect may be termed a "side effect", when judged to be secondary to a main or therapeutic effect, and may result from an unsuitable or incorrect dosage or procedure, which could be due to medical error. Adverse effects are sometimes referred to as "iatrogenic" because they are generated by a physician/treatment. Some adverse effects only occur only when starting, increasing or discontinuing a treatment. Using a drug or other medical intervention which is contraindicated may increase the risk of adverse effects. Adverse effects may cause medical complications of a disease or procedure and negatively affect its prognosis. They may also lead to non-compliance with a treatment regimen.
    The harmful outcome is usually indicated by some result such as morbidity, mortality, alteration in body weight, levels of enzymes, loss of function, or as a pathological change detected at the microscopic, macroscopic or physiological level. It may also be indicated by symptoms reported by a patient. Adverse effects may cause a reversible or irreversible change, including an increase or decrease in the susceptibility of the individual to other chemicals, foods, or procedures, such as drug interactions.
    ...................................................................................................
    Chemotherapy
    The overall impact of chemotherapy on cancer survival can be difficult to estimate, since improved cancer screening, prevention (e.g. anti-smoking campaigns), and detection all influence statistics on cancer incidence and mortality. In the United States, overall cancer incidence rates were stable from 1995 through 1999, while cancer death rates decreased steadily from 1993 through 1999.[1] Again, this likely reflects the combined impact of improved screening, prevention, and treatment. Nonetheless, cancer remains a major cause of illness and death, and conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy has proven unable to cure most cancers after they have metastasized.

    As is obvious from their origins, the above cancer chemotherapies are essentially poisons.

    Side-effects
    The treatment can be physically exhausting for the patient. Current chemotherapeutic techniques have a range of side effects mainly affecting the fast-dividing cells of the body. The most common side effects include (dependent on the agent):[citation needed]
    Pain, Erythema, Nausea, Diarrhea or constipation, Anemia,Malnutrition
    Hair loss, Memo
    relax...laa..red thin line...I don't talk too much I type too much...so how can I shut down.... I only can off the lap top that's means I sleep...

    • ANSWER:
      they want to keep people ill... so they can get continues income.

  43. QUESTION:
    A cure for all diseases: Prevention ?
    The Health Care System Lie.

    Half way in the middle of Canada lies the Sleeping Giant, a natural rock formation, a monument to itself, and if you know the story, a story of betrayal and maybe someday a monument to deceptive half-truths, where truths can lie. As the legend goes the truth of the mine of silver was betrayed.

    On June 7th, the Canadian Cancer society announced 'research" indicated that vitamin D can help prevent some 60% of cancers. For decades alternative scientists have suggested that basic and simple methods exist to deal with the cancer problem, however mainstream science in North America has been motivated in finding a patent able profitable treatment, expensive molecular research and expensive treatments; another classic half-truth. Some people don't see prevention as a cure, believing in a cure is treating people with a cancer. But if we prevent cancers, is that not the simplest, and best of possible cures ?

    http://www.thejesuschristcode.com

    • ANSWER:
      If you have a way to prevent all cancers, why haven't you shared it with everyone? If you don't, then shouldn't we study ways to treat those who do get it?


All Natural Treatment For Cancer

All Natural Cure For Tinnitus

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One most frequent cause of ringing ears is a build up of wax. Although people should not place any object into the ear canal, proper hygiene is essential in removing the build up of this wax. A clean wash cloth should be used to gently clean the inside of the ear. It is important to not push wax further into the ear canal or the situation may become worse, and new issues may arise. Serious wax build up should be left to a professional to remove.

Loud noises, especially on an ongoing basis are a major cause of tinnitus in otherwise healthy individuals. Individuals should always avoid over exposure to any construction sites, machine shops, or rock concerts, without the use of ear plugs. Ongoing overexposure to these loud sounds may cause permanent damage or even hearing loss. All Natural Cure For Tinnitus

Newly begun buzzing in the ears should be discussed with a doctor, especially if they begin after a head injury. Changes in medication are also a frequent factor. Generally a doctor will prescribe a different medication in order to eliminate the problem. People experiencing this condition need to have their blood pressure checked, and monitored on a regular basis. At times, high blood pressure may be the source of the problem. As this can be a serious condition, it is important that it be dealt with as quickly as possible.

Believe it or not, alcohol consumption and poor eating habits may cause or worsen ringing in the ears. Avoiding or eliminating this ringing is yet another benefit of people sticking to a healthy eating and exercise plan. This will also generally lower blood pressure naturally.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    budwig protocol and other natural treatments?
    I am very dismayed to read the amount of answers to questions about natural cancer treatments that are negative. I think these comments are dangerous and would love to know what these contributors are basing their opinions on.

    To stop a person from having hope and trying a treatment that possibly may save their lifes is terrible and I want to know how you sleep at night ?? My experience with two treatments in general have been successful and so I can safely say that YES they do work for some, when you have said that they definately DONT work for any. You are wrong ! Doesn't that worry you ?

    You think that unless science can prove something it dosen't exist ? The man who discovered germs, who went on to save thousands of woman's lives in childbirth; his colleages dismissed his claims for years. Woman continued to die unnessarily through medical sciences inability to accept evidence as it is presented.

    My father cured himself of lungcancer by using pawpaw treatment and alkaline diet. One example of it working. My stop mother has cured herself of breast cancer with pawpaw and budwig protocol. Two examples.

    I would like to say to anyone who is considering these therapies, anyone who tells you that they will not work is wrong. If you follow these treatments, change your diet and lifestyle, you are giving yourself the best chance of survivial. Think of disease as two words dis ease. Find out what is troubling your body (usually acid environment) and change it (alkaline environment) . And I wish you all the best

    • ANSWER:
      I'm proud to tell people the truth about so called 'natural cancer treatments' - they don't work. If I can stop one person risking their life in this way, I'm happy

      What am I basing that statement on? On the evidence; on my own extensive research when I was diagnosed with an aggressive advanced cancer.

      The 'dangerous comments' are those like your own - you are encouraging people to risk their lives with unproven, disproven and sometimes dangerous 'treatments'.

      Budwig? Please. Johanna Budwig recommends a diet largely comprising flax seeds and cottage cheese, and claims this cures cancer.

      There is no scientific evidence that any food, including cottage cheese, can affect the progress of cancer in any way.

      People like Johanna Budwig make wild and unproven claims and exploit the desperation of vulnerable people. Anyone who follows her recommendations will be investing money, hope and, most dangerous of all, time they can ill-afford on something that is not effective, as well consuming quantities of not very enjoyable food.

      I quite simply don't believe tales of people curing their cancer with paw paw and alkaline diets. At most, such people will have been using these treatments alongside conventional treatment, and decided to credit the unproven alternative 'treatment' with the improvement in their condition. And often it turns out they are self-diagnosed, and are claiming they cured a cancer they in fact never had.

      Moreover, the whole acid/alkaline theory is nonsense.

      And the claims by the first answerer that chemotherapy is effective only 5% of the time have been debunked so often on this forum that I'm amazed anyone would still be parroting them.

      Next we'll have Nosey coming along telling us about those autopsies carried out on elderly cancer patients - lol!

      Post this question in the Cancer section where the users really are dealing with a filthy life-threatening illness and actually have some knowledge of the subject - I dare you. You'll be eaten alive,

  2. QUESTION:
    I am looking for a natural treatment to decrease Testosterone levels for prostate cancer.?
    My father has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Because of his age, he is not a candidate for surgery. So his local Dr has started him on hormone therapy to decrease the levels of testosterone. He gave him a hormone shot to be repeated every 4 months, plus ordered a prescription which will costs over 0.00 per month. My father does not have prescription coverage with Medicare, only the VA covers medicine, but only if he sees a VA doctor, which is very far away. He, of course, is on a fixed income so he cannot afford 0 per month. We are making an appointment to go to the VA. In the meantime, does anyone know of any all natural supplement or treatment that can assist in the lowering of testosterone levels? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Your father's cancer may be very treatable depending on his Gleason score, PSA doubling rate and his general health. If your father is in good health (excepting the cancer), then hormone therapy may not be a good choice. It will make him feel tired, cause osteoporosis, and weaken him by causing him to lose lean muscle. You may get better value for your money by seeing a real prostate cancer doctor. That being said, here is an answer to your specific question.

      There are several natural products on the market which claim to control prostate cancer (PC). Most of these lower testosterone somewhat. If your father has not had much androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), and he has a clear bone scan, then he might try one of these products. The best of these products Medpro's prostasol from Holland and Medpro's PC SPES are expensive and hard to get shipped to the US (each cost 5 for just 60 capsules and you must take 9 a day to begin with).
      There are other cheaper prostasols sold by other companies (eg Dr Donsbach), but these are not as potent. They may work for your dad. There is a product Isoprost made by Pure Prescriptions. These cost -70 per 90 tablets. The daily dosage is 4 tablets per day; so you could get by with two bottles per month. Compliance would be an issue, since you must take the tablets at the right time of day and (I think) between meals.

      Besides the "side effects" mentioned above, ADT is in general not a good idea because the PC cells generally adapt to a low testosterone environment and becomes untreatable. The herbal remedies often continue to work indefinitely: that is, the PC cells do NOT develop resistance.

      It is hard to give you better advice, since you haven't included enough information about your father's case. If you want more information feel free to email me.

      BTW, it is likely that a new prostate cancer vaccine PROVENGE which is likely to be approved by the FDA. May 15th is the review date. If your father has a cancer which expresses Prostatic Acid Phosphatase (PAP), then he might try that. It is a one-time treatment which may help his immune system to recognize and eliminate some of his cancer cells.

      Best of luck.
      Warwick d

  3. QUESTION:
    How to help gain professional interest in a new cancer vaccine?
    CV247 is a proven cancer treatment made from natural components see here: www.ivymedical.com
    My father came up with this treatment, and just as it was starting to take off he passed away, so really i'm just looking for a way to get his idea out there in the public eye, we need further tests so that CV247 can get onto the UK market (at the moment its being sold in Hungry).

    All help is much appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      You publish your proof in a medical journal.

  4. QUESTION:
    Would you choose a natural death over "treatment"?
    I'm a 19 year old male diagnosed with ALL in July of 2007.

    Four years I've been on this shit, and it's been fours years of hell. I would of rather of died then gone through all of this but at the time I had no choice. My memory and concentration are FUBAR, steroids have messed up my adrenal system, and what for? So big pharma can market drugs that "cure" us? Yeah, ONLY IF THEY DON'T KILL US OR GIVE US CANCER A SECOND TIME.

    I'm quitting my chemo early just to spite them, that I actually had a choice during this whole ordeal. Look, I know there are two ways to look at the situation, I can be glad I'm "living" or I can be pissed off about it. I don't see how anyone who has gone through chemotherapy and experienced the side effects can really be happy knowing the drugs we inject into people do more harm than good, and how a select few profit from this. Anyone who doesn't see how insane it is really needs to look closer. I really believe if a cure was found it would not be released to the public, seeing as how 5% of scientific research is independent now. The more people that are sick, the better, because THEY MAKE MORE MONEY.

    They aren't making any more off of me, fuck them.

    I guess my question is, to people who haven't been subjected to it, why would you choose chemo over dying a natural death? Cancer survivors are free to chime in and play the "your just angry" card.

    • ANSWER:
      Your anger has perhaps clouded your judgment. You if anyone should know that any drug company which finds a chemotherapy agent that might help to cure anyone with ALL would market that drug as soon as possible to make more money. They would not hide it for an instant if they could get FDA approval to sell it. The same goes with a drug for any of the many other types of leukemia or any of the 200 plus different types of solid tumor malignancies we see. There can never be one effective "cure all" for all the different disease lumped under the general term "cancer." It's like asking for one drug that cures every type of infection known to man - and no sane person of even moderate intelligence expects that to be possible.
      - - -
      Trying to put myself into the patient's shoes - with the experience of watching over 2000 of my own patients die from advanced, incurable malignancies - I don't think I would ever want a "natural" death with no drugs at all. I would want to go out on opiates at whatever dose was required for comfort.
      The choice of when to stop chemotherapy is an individual one. I spent much of my time trying to talk people out of taking further chemotherapy when I thought we had reached the point of clearly doing far more harm than good. Most people would not stop trying with chemotherapy even when I explained honestly that there was no real likelihood of a cure.
      - - - -
      I don't blame you for being angry. You got a raw deal that you did nothing to deserve.
      Drug companies do make far too much money in my opinion.
      Health insurance companies make fortunes and care for no sick people at all.
      Many oncologists work long hours for less pay than most people think.
      If a doctor accepts all of the non-pay, no insurance people - they do a great deal of free care.
      I figure 50% of the time I put into caring for my cancer and leukemia patients was free care.
      You never see health insurance people doing anything for free.
      In my day - the 1980s and 90s - drug companies would supply no free drugs for people who could not pay. I not only managed patient care without being paid, but I also wound up paying for the chemotherapy drugs we gave in my office. Not all of us get rich trying to help people like you.

  5. QUESTION:
    Why so much anger over alternative cancer treatments?
    Since being diagnosed with cancer (sarcoma) almost a year ago, I have done extensive research on viable treatment options and made the decision to not follow the conventional western approach to treatment.

    The approach I have taken, together with my naturopathic oncologist, has resulted in tumor reduction at a rate greater than would be statistically considered successful for conventional methods.

    I have posted the question in Yahoo answers, in many areas, asking how many others have successfully employed natural treatments in dealing with their cancer. Every single response was so angry and hateful. I was accused of trolling, lying, of not really having cancer to begin with, of being stupid, and told that I should get ready to die, because I will and it will be my own fault.

    Of all the people in my family that have died of cancer, which is somewhere in the dozens, only 2, count it TWO survived it. ALL of them did every single thing their doctors told them to do but they died anyways. Would anybody dare call them stupid to their face for following their doctor's advice? Would anybody dare tell any cancer patient on chemo that they are stupid and their decision is going to cause them a slow painful death? Hell no.

    I see so much anger concerning this issue in other questions as well. The people that claim to want to help educate the ignorant are always the most hateful of all.

    People die of cancer doing everything their doctors tell them to do.
    People survive cancer doing everything their doctors tell them to do.
    People die of cancer while using only holistic cancer treatment.
    People survive cancer while using only holistic cancer treatments.
    People survive cancer while doing absolutely nothing.

    Nobody knows what will and won't work for any person in particular. There is no research that can tell you what the best way for YOU is. Statistics mean nothing for any individual, because somebody has to end up on the losing end. There are no guarantees, no matter what someone decides to do.

    There is no 'one treatment for all' EVER
    Can you guarantee the person you sway away from holistic therapy will be one of the people that responds well to chemo? How do you know there are not one of the people that would suffer and die through chemo but would have survived otherwise? Show me your proof to back your attacks. btw statistics=probabilities and do not constitute proof.

    Seriously, where does all the anti-alternative cancer treatment anger come from?

    • ANSWER:
      Thank you for this post and the sadness it brings to me when you spoke of only two surviving in your family trusting the doctor wholeheartedly and in the long run, it did not matter. It remind me some of my mother who ignored my extensive research and advice on her kidney disease and blindly trusted the doctors despite several serious errors on their part that caused my mother extensive pain and further health problems. Now she is dead for all her faith in them and I strongly believe she could be alive.

      After I was able to stop her 7th and 8th heart attacks (the 9th killed her) and dialysis increases your risk of heart attacks 30 times. she had no prior problems with her heart and then after dialysis 9 in a year) but after she saw my alternative health treatment worked when nitro did nothing & on other things related to the heart attack, she finally after 10 years of my trying, nagging & buying her thousands of dollars of healthy foods & herbs etc decided one day to try a few of the herb tinctures I left.

      She called me very excited & said "I cannot believe it. I am so shocked. I took those two herb tinctures you left & for the first time in 2 years, I am not deathly ill after dialysis. I always am so sick I cannot walk or leave the bed for at least 36 hours..(she was too sick to barely speak whenever she had dialysis) but I have no sickness at all now after my treatment and I am stunned.

      these 2 things convinced her to finally try the incurables program & other things I had suggested. the money miraculously fell in our laps and we were going to begin it in one week & I was going to stay there a month & train her and my brothers.

      Sadly, she had her last heart attack, noone called me for 5 hours & then the hospital killed her. Even there the single dose of herb she consented to take showed miraculous effect. she had said at her 8th heart attack she would never go through it again. She refused to take more herbs & due to her living will, the doctor gave her a drug that caused her body system to shut down after sending her to the palliative unit. Though she was vastly better after the treatment, though still very weak, they said she would die that night (as they knew and we later found out that pain pill would kill her as that is why she never would go to the hospital during a heart attack as they said they could not give her any pain pills or it would kill her or something like that. After talking to her doctor, the nurses stopped all treatment the minute a nurse was paged that her doctor was on the phone and told them about the living will. Despite her improvement, they sent her there and gave her the drug without telling us anything except telling me how selfish I was that I wanted her to live and made my grown sons "try to talk me out of it." I think the fact that my medically oriented sister who accompanied my mom to all doctor appointments often said to me and the doctor that the quality of my mom's life was too bad to live and that she should die caused the doctor not to lose this chance to "put her out of her misery by giving her the drug that saved her life" leaning of the aid of the living will to do this and altering the records we soon found out.

      I also had diabetic relatives and cancer ones who did what doctor said and still died and suffered.

      Although I did not know then what I know now, I had early stage recurrent breast cancer at a young age. I decided at the recurrence to get radiation. They told me they would have to give me more radiation due to position of the cancer and other factors. The radiologist had herself had radiation for breast cancer and told me I would have 4 awful side effects.

      If i knew as much then as I do now, I would have had no radiation or treatment beyond lumpectomy. But what I did know had astonishing effects. I took over 150 supplements heavy on antioxidants like pycnogenol and grape seed extract, I used an external ointment of fresh Aloe, vitamin E and calendula cream. I did guided imagery during the five weeks of radiation treatment.

      I had none of the three side effects ever (I was told these would remain the rest of my life) and the last one severe burning by week 2, I showed less effect due to the things I was doing alternatively as I had no burning until the 5th week. The staff who did not know I was using these alternative treatments were a bit stunned and kept saying how lucky I was..usually, people have bad burning by now"

      My cancer has not returned about a decade later. I regret getting the treatment as a test I had showed extensive free radical damage from all this radiaiton (I also had multiple xrays, MRIs and cat scans from about 25 car accidents). Who knows what all this did to my body?

      Anothr part of your post which made me sad was the truth when you said this "Would anybody dare call them stupid to their face for following their doctor's advice? Would anybody dare tell any cancer patient on chemo that they are stupid and their decision is going to cause them a slow painful death? He_l no." and how you have been treated, I am so sorry to hear that.

      People who hate alternative health on this site always have a propensity to forget that the people who come here seeking alternative health help are not children and in this country have the right to do what they feel is best for them without being treated like ignoramuses.

      I think it all shows how well the AMA has done in going from a small trade union before the 20s to developing their "quack files" in the 30s and drumming out everyone who was not them but fo

  6. QUESTION:
    Prostate cancer....medical vs natural cures.Please help! need your advice desperately!!?
    My boyfriend's dad has just been told he has prostate cancer. My boyfriend's parents hate doctors and medicine and think they are all evil and will just end up killing him in the end, they love naturopaths etc etc and are hoping that eating certain vegies and foods will make him better. I come from a family that goes to the doctor for a prescription at the tiniest cold symptom, so this is really hard for me to accept. my mum works in a hospital so we really believe doctors and medicine are the real cures for everything. I have been looking through mum's medical books and they all say the only cure is operations, laser treatment, medicine etc etc. they say if it isn't treated properly it causes death. I have tried talking to his parents but they won't listen. what can i do? I love him so much and want him to be around to be a grandpa for our children! but i feel if he doesn't seek proper medical advice he will die.has anyone had experience with cancer and natural medicine?please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Basically, I agree with your boyfriend's parents.

      This is an article worth reading for anyone who needs to be disabused of the belief that the orthodox cancer treatments with toxic chemo-"therapy" actually work. Since when is the destruction of one's immune system with toxic chemo and radiation therapeutic? And how does cutting out a part of the body solve a 'whole-body' problem? Something to ponder while reading the article.

      Take a look at the site below which explains many misunderstood things about the cancer industry, and has some natural cures too.

      Cancer
      http://dgwa1.fortunecity.com/body/cancer.html

  7. QUESTION:
    If viruses and natural disasters are acts of God, then explain this?
    If Aids, Viruses, Cancer, Natural Disasters are all acts of God... then please explain the following.

    A Christian can get cancer she or he can pray all she wants, but she will die if she is untreated by Science. This is a proven fact, it is unlikely that someone will survive Cancer without treatment; furthermore if it was a punishment, why did a Christian get it but not let's say a homosexual who hates God?

    Aids, people claim this was put into the world because of homosexuality. That is wrong, considering it kills more heterosexual blacks in Africa than homosexuals. Furthermore if this was a true act of punishment, why has Science allowed the average life survivability of it MORE than cancer! There is also a few cases were it has been cured completely via stem cells.

    Viruses & Infections. These are the little bastards that go inside your system and make you sick, if untreated most are in fact fatal. Our medical science however allows you to take antibiotic and you will live unharmed. The bacteria however will EVOLVE over time and become resistant to it. That's why they don't hand it out like candy!

    Natural Disasters: (There's a reason why they're called NATURAL disasters, not supernatural)
    A punishment for acts of sin, yet Christians and good people die inside these... so I don't understand your logic? Why would God kill innocent people if all he had to do was snap his fingers and kill the sinners instead?

    Oh wait, God created the cure for those! WRONG.

    Why would he make things and then also provide a cure hundreds of years later? Doesn't it make it's creation useless?
    It's not exactly intelligent design if he makes diseases and then allows cures to be made later, so why not include it at all?

    • ANSWER:
      Check out these links

      http://www.watchtower.org/e/20020608/article_01.htm

      http://www.watchtower.org/e/bh/article_11.htm

      http://www.watchtower.org/e/bh/article_09.htm

      I Hope it helps.

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    • ANSWER:
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  9. QUESTION:
    Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer...?
    My sweet sister has Hodgkin's lymphoma, she went through chemo therapy once but cancer came back within a year, can anyone help, She might need to start chemo again and other treatment, does anyone know of any natural treatments that might help her, that you or someone you know went thought and was successful??? Please help, I really love her and want to help her as much as possible, please pray for her, she needs all support she can get... Thank you for all your help.

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a great website for lots of information.
      It has been most helpfull to me with my illness.
      http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org
      Best of luck!

  10. QUESTION:
    Have you used a naturopathic doctor in your cancer treatment?
    We started using one since the beginning of our breast cancer diagnosis and he has helped us a lot through all phases of cancer treatment, I was wondering if you have used one too with your cancer diagnosis, and if so do you feel he has helped?

    For those that do not know what one is I copied what one does from a web site that explains it better than I can,

    "NDs treat all medical conditions and can provide both individual and family healthcare. Among the most common ailments they treat are allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, obesity, respiratory conditions, heart disease, fertility problems, menopause, adrenal fatigue, cancer, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. NDs can perform minor surgeries, such as removing cysts or stitching up superficial wounds. However, they do not practice major surgery. NDs are trained to utilize prescription drugs, although the emphasis of naturopathic medicine is the use of natural healing agents."

    We consider him as a critical part of our team of doctors, hope this helps and they can be used in all phases of treatment.
    This doctor works with our oncologist, our oncologist considers him as part of our team. What he does exactly is to prepare the body for the treatment ahead, so for instance if we were going through Taxol he would adjust the supplements and vitamins my wife would take, and likewise through radiation treatment. Each phase of treatment her body would be going through would be maximized by the right nutrients she would be taking. I do not say don't do what the oncologist says, no never that, but when they work together then you have a stronger team.
    We had a bi-lateral mastectomy too, and for that part of her treatment certain supplements were used to maximize her body's ability to do that phase of treatment. Right now she is currently nine months since treatment and we are still using the naturopathic doctor and seeing her oncologist.
    Hi AkA,

    Our oncologist was rated very highly locally, in fact one of the best in Seattle dealing with Breast Cancer. I imagine she is excellent in doing what she does and I have complete faith in her. She goes along with the naturoathic doctor we use, and seems to agree on what he is doing for us, sometimes tweaking what he suggests. She has worked with him with her other patients and is very confident in his abilities.

    I am not sure he can do more than our oncologist, but I feel that she knows that whatever phase we are in or were in with our treatment that he steered us in the right direction as far what her physical body needed at the time. Not that our oncologist could not do it but he seemed more on target with what he ordered for us as far as supplements and vitamins.
    For myself, it gave me peace of mind to know that we are doing everything possible to give her the BEST chance of surviving this terrible disease.

    • ANSWER:
      It all sounds good in print but I'm old school and I prefer my Oncologist. He saved my life without a doubt. If it's working for you, then that's good but I just can't put my life in the hands of person who is not an MD. So, how is the breast cancer going? Is your wife clean of cancer because of this man? I had a bi-lateral mastectomy and have no regrets. Like I said, he saved my life and I will be forever grateful to him. God bless and good luck

  11. QUESTION:
    what are some suggestions for cancer cures?
    i have breast cancer that has spreed to my bones(all over)
    Cancer treatment centers of American has refused me due to my insurance
    but MD And------ is treating me. They are doing very little ( hormones to put me into menopause, which they have told me will not be effective, because my receptors are low anyways. )
    they are giving up but , cancer treatment centers tell me there are other options.

    what re they?

    what natural methods might i try
    any studies? doctors in Houston? or around texas

    • ANSWER:
      i've just been diagnosed to have early onset stage 1 (invasive) breast cancer today. if it hasn't been for my faith in God and some help from a great support group, i've managed to keep my sanity and hope in check. below are some resources that you might wanna check out. and if you have Netflix, "The Gerson Miracle" is on Watch Instantly.

  12. QUESTION:
    FRIDAY 5th of SEPTEMBER is last DATE, What will be best to cure cancer? CHEMO? Ayurveda? Yoga? anything else?
    My wife 34, Ahmedabad, India is diagnosed having cancer in breast, same is removed by doctor total 14 tumers all having cancer stage III. We went for C.T. scan all was normal, but bone had cancer trace at 4 places at bones, 1. 1 Rib, 2. 2 places at lower spinal cord, 3. 1 place at hip bone, 4. 1 place lower leg bone.

    Web sites say there are alternate natural treatments. I am very confused what to do, ayurveda ? chemo ? Yoga ? all ?

    I love my wife, there is nothing that clicks ok to me as I am sick with 100's of thoughts in my mind. can't decide what can be done time is passing by.... Pls. advice

    Seems to me chemo should be avoided as much as possible. My heart says I do not want to feed those chemo poision in my wife's body trying to save her in this manner.

    But I also do not want to take any chance; CAN'T AFFORD TO FAIL doc. says we will start CHEMO on saturday 7th of Sept. 2008. I have to decide before that.

    Do any one of you can BLESS me with the KEY answer?

    If you can't answer then please give shower of blessings to "Sejal Ahmedabad, India. & tell god "NOT TO KILL HER WITH CANCER" I have cute 6 year old baby girl she holds mom's finger says mom keep holding me all night I am afraid.

    What do you think "What is wish of GOD? do he want to enjoy the show how 6 years old girl cry watching her mother die slowly? or he wants her mother to live with her; if you know god, tell him to listen & learn to forgive us.

    In case if you have quick answer, my phone number is +91-98259-11428. Ahmedabad, India.

    • ANSWER:
      for once my friend the answers in the AltMed section are correct. Please go ahead with the chemo. It has an amazing success rate compared to before chemo... Other remedies don't because they don't make a difference. Don't bother with DETOX either. Your wife needs to say strong. Good luck. Don't go for anything that seems to good to be true (I.e claims that something has "no side-effects", They are nearly always scams trying to take your money because you are desperate)

  13. QUESTION:
    Did you know that?
    Rick simpson-run from the cure. Truely, the cancer companies would not be all over a cure for cancer because it would make millions. quite the opposite in fact as most their profit comes from you, or those who are recieving cancer Treatment. not cure. If they gave you a cure there would be no buissiness(pharmacueticals..), and yet they are among the fastest growing businesses with prisons, oil, weapons, war? So it makes sense to me that truely healthful and effective natural treatments would be frowned apon-which they are, at least by the pill pushers and the media. I was reading in on this substance called DMT, i heard joe from fear factor talking about it, and its really interesting the experiences people have especially when relating to astral travel and rem sleep. but if you'd like to watch that video i mentioned here it is
    http://video.google.com/videosearch?hl=en&q=run%20from%20the%20cure&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wv#

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sure Joe from fear factor is one of our leading medical scientists, and it is very comforting to know he is on top of this.

  14. QUESTION:
    I have cancer in my colon?
    Hi, I am 17, and have been diagnosed with a carcenoid tumor in the right lower colon, and I feel so weird. It has been almost a month from the diagnosis. I have been going through a more natural, alternative treatment with black seed oil (nigella sativa) because I am all against "cures" that end up oing more damage then the cancer itself. I see life differently and now wanted to share. From a cancer patents perspective. I have hope to live obvs. because this treatment is working, not much pain left after I started and my bowel is back to normal, I feel great.

    I get angry at some things now. Firstly the "Cancer Runs".... I get so pissed off when people RUN for cancer cure...WTF? If you people really want to help cure cancer, then go to universit, get a degree in medical research and DO SOMETHING. These useless runs for raising money are pointless. You don't even know where it is going. All this funding and no cure... I am going into genetics next year in university and plan to actually get into cancer research and ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING TO FIND A CURE.

    I also see time wasting activities differently. Don't waste time people.
    The cancer run rant (sorry) was my key point. STOP ruselessly running and start DOING SOMETHING WORLD. tHE CURRENT main stream therapies for cancer do more damage then good. We gotta get to the root of the issue, not give money to research CEOs. There is most likely a cure for this illness, I have a feeling these CEOs in pharma..simply will not profit from it. Your ideas of these "Runs"?
    I AM NOT LYING I DOO HAVE CANCER YOU IDIOTS.that is why im pissed off that we afre looking for a cure for the past 50 years and NOTHING...bullshit is this? Im at risk of dying at 18 because of some greedy scumbags

    • ANSWER:
      If you have a problem with the runs just say so.
      Making up stories about you having cancer only give you zero credibility.
      I think lying about having cancer is far worse that raising money for a cure

  15. QUESTION:
    Are you interested in a report on Cancer from the Johns Hopkins Hospital?
    Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins :

    1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer
    cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have
    multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients
    that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after
    treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the
    cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable
    size.

    2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a
    person's lifetime.

    3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer
    cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and
    forming tumors.

    4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has
    nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic,
    but also to environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

    5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing
    diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day
    and by including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

    6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing
    cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells
    in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can
    cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

    7.. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars
    and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

    8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often
    reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of
    chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor
    destruction.

    9. When the body has too much toxic burden from
    chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either
    compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb
    to various kinds of infections and complications.

    10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to
    mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy.
    Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other
    sites.

    *CANCER CELLS FEED ON:

    a. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made
    with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute
    would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small
    amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in
    color Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.

    B. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the
    gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting
    off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer
    cells are being starved.

    c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based
    diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat,
    like chicken. Meat also contains livestock
    antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all
    harmful, especially to people with cancer.

    d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole
    grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into
    an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked
    food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live
    enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to
    cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance
    growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building
    healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most
    vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw
    vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at
    temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C)..

    e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high
    caffeine Green tea is a better alternative e and has cancer
    fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or
    filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap
    water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

    12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of
    digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the
    intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic
    buildup.

    13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By
    refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes
    to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the
    body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

    14. Some supplements build up the immune system
    (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals,
    EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy
    cancer cells.. Other supplements like vitamin E are known
    to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's
    normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or
    unneeded cells.

    15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit.
    I know it's a bit long, but I think it's worth the time it takes to read it.
    I know it's a bit long, but I think it's worth the time it takes to read it.

    • ANSWER:
      I wonder how much it cost for the John Hopkins Hospital to finally discover and publish what holistic health practitioners have been saying for decades.

      So this brings us to the question: Are we striving for longevity, or are we just trying to have some control over what method the grim reamer uses to finally take us? That question has to be thought about for a while.

  16. QUESTION:
    can anyone suggest home remedies for uterine cancer?
    my mother 74yrs old is suffering from cervical cancer as per the allopaethic doctors. it all started in the year 2009 july-august with her dental problems. during the course of her dental treatment she was given lot of antibiotics and painkillers. by december 2009 she started complaining of abdominal pain. after the ultrasound and other tests in the month of march 2010 it was detected to be gall bladder stones(about 17mm large). she was operated laproscopically and gall bladder was removed along with the stones.the doctors had scanned the nearby areas during the surgery and declared no complication.she was fine for a week after which the pain again started.various scans were conducted but nothing could be detected.it was in the month of october 2010 she started having vaginal discharge with few clots. only then did we go to a gynaecologist and found that she had lesions over her uterus. the doctors suggested hysterectomy via laproscopy. but after laproscopy followed by laprotonomy (the surgery was performed without the guidance of oncologists) the doctors found it to be malignant and hence decided to close it without performing hysterectomy.later the senior oncologist reffered for 25 sittings of IGRT radiations & 2 platinum chemos. following this her condition worsened as her apetitie became very poor. after this we stopped all allopaethic treatments as she could not get rid of her pain even after the treatment. in the mean while she's taken ayurveda, holistic, chinese , natural ayurveda treatment. but still the severe pain persists.

    pls advice some treatment (other than allopaethic) so that she is able to get rid of her pain.
    (assured 10points for best guaranteed treatment)

    • ANSWER:

  17. QUESTION:
    Advice and recipes for All Natural high protein homemade dog food ?
    My dog was just diagnosed as having thyroid cancer and I have been doing a lot of research in relation to his diet, supplements etc and would like to ask people for their own advice, secrets, petfood recipes and general guidance and information.

    Because of the location of his tumor, surgery is the not really an option. He will be undergoing a treatment of oral radiation which will not give him any symptons or side affects except leave him a little radioactive for a short period of time.

    I have another 2 dogs and am going to totally change and re-vamp all their diets to one that is using only Raw, natural homemade foods that are free from chemicals and over processing. The use of Raw, natural foods keep coming up as one of the most important things to do in the fight against your dogs cancer, the second most important is the use of herbal/natural supplements daily.

    I have been reading that a high protein diet 95% protein and 5%carbohydrates is required for dogs with cancer as carbohydrates can often fuel and fed the cancer.

    I would be so appreciative if you guys would share your knowledge, recipes, stories of encouragement and advice that will help me help my little man to recovery and many years of a healthy and happy life.

    Thanks
    I totally agree with you about speaking with my vet before any changes are implemented. I am hoping to work very closely with my vet and a holistic vet to see how we can best help my little man. My main aim is to boost his immune system to make him able to fight this horrible disease. Thanks everyone.

    • ANSWER:
      Just feed raw meaty bones from the grocery store or butcher(bones must be edible!) and organ meat. (bravo raw dog food brand sells a ground beef organ blend). You can give veggies as a treat. Like blueberries,yogurt,eggs,finely chopped carrots and apples. Dogs with cancer should NEVER be fed grain.

  18. QUESTION:
    Neglecting child treatment because of religion, totally ridiculous?
    In Minnesota ( as I'm sure you've all read ) there is a 13 year old boy who has cancer and has gone with no treatment because the parents believe that there is a 'natural' way of healing through prayer and so they refuse treatment for him. Thank goodness that a court ordered that he MUST have treatment to help save his life. Now I am a Christian and believe prayer does work wonders but I also believe that the prayer should be said in addition to the treatment available.
    What do you think about all of this?

    • ANSWER:
      That's pretty stupid.
      I know a grown woman who died very slowly of lung cancer because she refused to see a doctor for a long time and when she finally did she refused treatment and talked to some alternative "docto"r on the other side of the country by phone for months about what herbs to eat and crap and then finally the "doctor" flew in to heal her with magical stones or something. She would probably still be alive today if she had had surgery as soon as they found the cancer. Instead she had it for 2 years or so and died a really crappy death with everyone around her BEGGING her to go to a real doctor.

      If you want to try prayer, or magic rocks or whatever that's fine but stuff like cancer needs to be physically removed from your body. Praying isn't going to make the tumor hop out of you.

  19. QUESTION:
    Signet Cell Carcinoma - Who has heard of this type of cancer? What are typical treatments?
    My 53-year-old mother has just been diagnosed with stage 4 Signet Cell Carcinoma, and it has spread to her Lymph Nodes and Bone Marrow. They are trying to determine the primary source, but the "staining" that they are doing to her blood (they = pathologists) is taking longer than expected because the cells keep changing. The Ongologist is leaning towards her GI tract as the primary source, but they are trying to narrow down which part specifically...

    She has also developed a blood clot on her lungs (which is apparently breaking up after we started her on strong blood thinners), and she has also developed hospital-acquired pneumonia.

    The doctors have started her on Chemotherapy (she started on Friday), but we are all wondering:

    1. Has anyone ever come across this type of cancer before?
    2. Does anyone have any indication of success rates for treating this disease via Chemotherapy?
    3. Can anyone suggest an alternate treatment (ie. homeopathy, natural remedies, etc)?
    4. Does anyone have any indication of timing? (ie. How much longer we might have with her)

    Any help/guidance/advice is welcome and appreciated (even if you do not have good news for us). We are realistic.

    Thank you all.

    • ANSWER:
      Signet cell carcinoma often occurs in the GI system and it is more aggressive than other cancers more often found in the same area. It is difficult to treat cancer not knowing the primary site. However, she has a stage 4 cancer regardless of the primary site and it is not curable. Success is measured by how well she responds to treatment. The only alternative treatments are clinical trials which may be difficult to find with an unknown primary. I'm sorry.

  20. QUESTION:
    Lymphoma Non Hodgkin's Cancer and Personal help needed.?
    by Lynn S Member since:
    November 23, 2007
    Total points:
    369 (Level 2) I just received news that my 60+ year old brother-in-law has Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in stage III or 2 1/2B-3B stage, whatever that means. He apparently went to the doctors for a colonoscopy per my sister's request and the doctor found 3 polyps, removed them and did a catsacan finding ??Polyps throughout his organs??? Cancer spread into his lymphnods and organs throughout his body.

    If you read a previous question and answers under my question section, you will find out more about my situation. I haven't talked to my sister who is 47 yrs. old since the beginning of August due to finally getting up the nerve to walk away and leave her volital behavior for the 1st time in my 49 years of life. It's a looong story which you can read in previous ?'s I've asked in regarding to my situation. To make a long story short, she called every family member including my parents, lied about what happened blaming me for what she actually did not to mention lied about my childhood, etc., turning the family against me. The only person in my own family she talks to or actually will talk to her is my 23 yr. old daughter. My parents email her telling her the news of my brother-in-law. My sister called her crying hysterically. No one has contacted me at all to tell me anything.

    My daughter was told there is no cure and that it has spread all over his body. My sister was never able to bear children so she's extremely, extremely devastated. She cried to my daughter that this was her biggest fear. Losing her husband, being alone, not having children of her own to be with her as she grew older. My parents are having a house built in Arizona close to her which won't be done until April. My sister told my daughter that if her husband passes away before our parents move down to Arizona in April, she'll have no one.

    My daughter called me crying saying she's TORN!? She has tried to get me to reconcile with my sister and parents for the past 6 months meaning she wants me to apologize for the falling out even though I was not responsible for the arguement. She said it doesn't matter. I should apologize and be the better person to make peace in the family especially now that my sister is going through the cancer with her husband. She said again she is so torn because Auntie has no children if he dies while I have 3 children. He is much older than my sister and she chose not to adopt or have invetro fertilization.

    My ?s are: How serious is this type of cancer?
    Is it treatable?
    How long do patients have to live if it's supposedly in their organs and lymphnods?
    He hasn't had a 2nd opinion should he get one?
    Could he pass within a month, 2 months, a year, or what?

    Are there any organic, natural alternatives to treatment?
    What is the success rate?
    Can you survive if the cancer is in the lymphnods and organs?

    Sorry for the questions and questionable information about his health, my sister and my situation, and stupidity. It's hard to know anything when my parents won't return my emails and say I'm not allowed to contact them until I'm ready to apologize to my sister. Until then, they say I no longer have a mother and a father. It's hard because my daughter seems to be slowly distancing herself with me because she feels sorry for my sister. I do too but it's been 49 years of drama, arguements, manipulation, verbal, emotional, and physical abuse not to mention dishonesty. I feel so bad for my sister and brother-in-law and what they're going through, but if they wanted me to know anything, they or the family would have contacted me themselves. It's hard to know what the truth is when you get 2nd and 3rd persons information.

    Please know I'm sincere with my concerns and questions. Any information you can give me to give to put my mind at ease would be greatly apreciated
    My daughter FINALLY forwarded the email my parents sent her about my brother-in-law's cancer. It's called Follicular Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma (cancer). I'm doing research on it so I can hopefully understand it better. I did send him a card and my husband did as well. Since my parents have disowned me becuz I won't apologize to my sister (which my counselor told me I've been a victim of Emotional Blackmail all my life...) they have not contacted me and refuse to have anything to do with me. I will send a card to my sister just letting her know my thoughts and prayers are with her, but that's as far as it will go for me. She knows the truth and so do I. I am focusing only on her husband right now as it is his health and well being we should all be concerned about. Again, this is not about her but about his health.Thanks to those who have responded to my question. If you have anything more to say about this cancer and him having tumors on several organs in his body please let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know whether or not I can put your mind at ease, but I can perhaps help you to become a bit more informed.

      To explain the staging- lymphoma is staged as I,II, III, or IV. Stage I means that the cancer is confined to one lymph node in the body.
      Stage II means that it has spread from the original lymph node, but that the lymph nodes to which it spreads are on the same side of the diaphragm.
      Stage III means that it has spread to the other side of the diaphragm (ie it has moved from the abdomen to the chest or the chest to the abdomen).
      Stage IV means it has spread to other organs in the body. If your brother-in-law indeed has stage II or III, that means that it has not yet spread to other organs. However, based on your description of there being cancer "all around his body," that would certainly be stage IV.
      The notation of "B" simply means that (as opposed to "a" which may be asymptomatic), he has a number of symptoms such as fever, weight loss, sweating, that are characteristic of lymphoma.

      Please know that EVERY lymphoma is treatable and people have gone into remission with every type of lymphoma. Therefore, there is no reason to lose hope. The best hope for killing most kinds of cancer cells is chemotherapy. Unfortunately, there are no known natural cures for cancer, but there may be some natural substances that help with pain or some of the symptoms of cancer. I would ask an oncologist who is familiar with alternative therapies some more about that. Chemotherapy and radiation are terribly difficult procedures, but unfortunately they are the only things that can kill most kinds of lymphomas(except for a rare few that have a specific mutation that respond well to specific targeted drugs).

      Unfortunately, I cannot tell you the average prognosis of his lymphoma without knowing more specifics about it. The prognosis depends largely on
      1) The stage (which you seem to know)
      2) What kind of cell it effects- Lymphomas can be grouped into 2. One group consists of lymphomas that originate with a problem in a white blood cell (ie B cell, T cell or neutrophil). Another group of lymphomas are metastases (break off pieces) from another organ (such as the colon) and need not be blood cells, but can be cancerous tissue from any organ.
      3) What the specific mutation in that cell is- some are much more curable then others. This refers to what kind of change happened in the genes of the cancerous cell that keeps dividing. For example, a cell can have a mutation in which pieces chromosome 9 and 22 trade places or pieces of chromosomes 15 and 17 trade places. The doctor does tests to determine what the mutation is and some have better prognoses than others.

      Depending on what happens with your sister, perhaps a bunch of family members can meet with the doctor so you can all learn about the cancer, and what choices and difficulties the family will face, and how everyone can help. It sounds like your sister is not sharing her difficulties. Unfortunately, many people often suffer the burden of cancer, whether as a patient or family member, very isolated or alone.

      If it is the case (unclear from your post) that this is a case of cancer that STARTED in the colon (meaning those polyps were not benign) and spread to many other organs in the body, the prognosis could (but not necesserily) mean that he will live less than 6 months, as a spread of cancer to many organs is very serious and difficult to cure. However, even if your brother in law's prognosis is not good, remember that hope doesn't only refer to hope for a cure. It can also mean hope for a peaceful "rest of their life", for lack of pain, the ability to spend one's last days at home, hope for a caring family, and the knowledge that their family will be able to recover from any possible devastation.

      Perhaps, through your daughter, you can express to your sister that, even if you haven't been on the best of terms, you are happy to help in any way you can. I would perhaps just send a card stating as such. You can even send some food, clothing, or hire a maid service from afar, if that is financially feasible. Any expression of a desire to be there for her I'm sure will be appreciated.

      I wish you and your family all the best!

  21. QUESTION:
    What are the lamest excuses you have come across for people not spaying/neutering their dogs?
    A few of my favourites are:

    "It's not natural" - Neither are vaccinations but you'll give a dog those!

    "It is too expensive" - What, more expensive than an emergency C-section or mammary cancer treatment?

    "But she wants to be a mummy" - No, she has the natural maternal instincts present in all adult female dogs. She is not human and does not "want" be anything. Spay her and it won't be an issue.

    Any more?

    • ANSWER:
      "Neutering will make him feminine!"
      "I'm not going to chop off my balls, so why should my dog?"
      "It's against my religion."

  22. QUESTION:
    Is cancer and disease nature's way of saying you aren't fit for natural selection?
    I know this is a mean way of looking at it but I was wondering about the people who are very susceptible to disease and cancer that get it because it's genetic or something, are they what evolution tries to get rid of? If we were living in a more primitive society without all of the advances in medicine and treatment, and people who got certain diseases or cancer because it was passed down through genes, they most likely wouldn't survive while those who don't get it pass down their genes. So in a more primitive point of view, those are the people who were supposed to die in the name of evolution, but medicine and treatments go against evolution? I understand that medicine is definitely benificial but sometimes it's still not enough to save everyone from what they're predisposed too.

    Also, people in like poorer countries who can't create a sustainable and healthy environment for their offsprings usually die off...kind of like how the ancestors of early man would die off because they are unfit to survive while those who are do.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, pretty much, except for the fact that cancer usually strikes past the child bearing years and so it doesn't affect evolution much in those cases. Luckily though, science will eventually be able to genetically modify the humane genome to completely eradicate avoid diseases altogether.

  23. QUESTION:
    Who thinks acyclovir as a treatment for herpes is better and safer than L-lysine?
    Do any of you read the itty bitty information they write as warnings on these pharmaceuticals?
    How many people know acyclovir treatment for herpes causes cancer and birth defects in unborn children?

    Why is it that no one promotes the safer treatment of L lysine for Herpes instead of the dangerous pharmaceuticals?
    Is it all about money or is this because people are unaware like doctors?
    L lysine is safer and more effective along with promoting a good healthy diet high in antioxidants.

    acyclovir
    causes cancer and birth defects in unborn children L Lysine does not.

    I use L-lysine when I get a mouth cold sore I began getting them when I began smoking. They go away really fast and since I quit smoking I do not get them as often except under stress.

    L lysine is natural and not unsafe to use within safe limits. It is in food and can be purchased OTC over the counter. Have you tried it there is plenty of evidence including my own experience from when I was substitute teach
    I quit smoking over 20 years ago.
    I got serious cold sores from substitute teaching before they shot teachers up in Colorado and students. So I quit substitute teaching as it was getting dangerous before even this happened and my cold sores stopped happening but L Lysine helped so much when I remembered to take it all the time or during an outbreak.

    • ANSWER:
      acyclovir changes the way a cell replicates so of course it is going to cause birth defects, and various forms of cancer. But at what dosage is this? Your only using a very small amount of this and it is being used topically to a very focal area. L-lysine also works as an amino acid, and works even better preventatively when used on a continual basis and combined with vitamin B compex.

      That said, if your worried about getting cancer, then perhaps you should consider stopping smoking. The number one cause of cancer!!

  24. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had successful treatment for systemic candida?
    I have suffered from chronic bloating, abdominal pain, fatigue, dizziness, headaches and many other symptoms for the past 5 months, everyday. I have been to numerous doctors and had numerous tests done, all came back normal. It's not Celiac, gluten intolerance, Crohn's disease or colitis or Ovarian Cancer or anything like that. He just said it was IBS, which I believe is a "blanket statement" that a doctor makes when they have kind of given up. I haven't given up, I'm too young (24) to have my daily activity be SO limited when I was just "superwoman" 5 months ago.

    Then after MUCH research, I am convinced that I have Systemic Candida Overgrowth, or SIBO. I have been on Caveman diet and it has helped some. Now I'm about to try the Candida Diet for 3 months along with supplements. But I heard that the yeast comes back full-force right after the diet ends, which is why I am looking at some other options to go with the diet.

    Has anyone had good luck or experience with ANY of the following treatments:

    -Phoenix Naturals LiquiDaily Aloe Flush Kit
    -Candida Treatment Protocol from THIS website: www.naturaltheropycenter.com
    -ThreeLac treatment

    *Qualified answers are greatly appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      From what I know, if you have taken even just 1 antibiotic in your life, you definitely have Candida. So don't take antibiotics. Also stay away from processed foods and eat as much organic food as you can.
      If I were you, I would try the McCombs Plan. Quite pricey, but worth it.

  25. QUESTION:
    need advice about low testosterone levels?
    alright long story with a short question..
    im just trying to stop all of the follow up questions in advance.

    back in 2005 i was working in louisiana after huricane katrina. i work for the govnmnt but do not have insurance, its kinda like a contract job. but whenever i am at large operations like that i always have the benefit of having a doctor on site for free treatment. ..soo...

    by the way I am 34 now, and was 29 almost 30 then.

    after i was there for a few months i was really tired and run down. and extremely grumpy. almost hostile at imes. very unlike me. i thought it was a stress issue due to the long hours and a few other things. i didnt really notice i had no sex drive because i was away from home and my significant other. but either way i hadnt woke up with a Mr. happy in weeks, maybe months. my sex drive at home was pretty much nonexistant also before i left. i was looking for excuses to get out of my manly duties.
    mostly the problem was that i was feeling very short tempered with people i had to work with at this point. so i went to the doctor and told her the symptoms, she asked me some questions. "sex drive stuff i hadnt thought of" and said i was expereincing low testosterone. i was also getting pretty out of shape. my arms were getting skinny. my gut was getting flabby. but i noticed it mostly in my usually very well developed legs. they were starting to look like female legs. no hair. hardly any muscle tone. and i was getting fat deposits on them. i thought it was because of long hours, and no exersize. but the effects were too dramatic.
    anyway.. its pretty clear my testosterone levels were low. she told me she could do a blood test to determine whether i should use injections or gel or patch. and i asked her some questions. mostly about side effects.. we have all heard the horrible things about steroids in the media.. shrinking balls, baldness, cancer! she said i would probably need testosterone therapy of some sort for the rest of my life. i was mortified.. i had been the picture of health my whole life.. very active, ate right. low blood pressure. reasonable body fat to muscle ratio. didnt smoke, drank in moderation.
    this type of thing only happened to people who didnt take care of themselves right?
    i told her i needed to think about some things and look into some different options.

    so i went back to my office and started looking at different treatments online. different symptoms.
    natural treatments. i ran accross hundreds of "natural" remedies. herbs.. root extracts.. vitamin combinations. im sure if you are reading this you have ran accross several yourself.
    so a few things led me to my decision to try some natural remedies. firstly the doctor told me it was possible that my test levels were low because of the long stressfull hours and lack of sex..
    so maybe just a few little things here and there could help out right..
    well first i tried some stuff i ordered off the internet. it was a liquid drop you held under your tongue. tesocurlone i think it was called. i also increased my b complex vitamins.
    well that did it.. after about 3 or 4 days i woke up with a raging rock hard erection. i thought - hell i should be a doctor.. i felt better. my muscles felt stronger.
    the affects however were shortlived. after about 3 months of this, i started to see a decline in my sex drive and energy. also since i work out semi regularly i could tell my performance was fading. weaker, and less stamina ..
    so on to another remedy... then another... then another...
    the results over the past few years have almost always been the same. i have tried different combinations of herbs... nettle root,vitamins and over the counter remedies from health food stores.
    they seem to help for a while until my body kind of "runs out" its almost like its sputtering. up and down.
    so now im about to change jobs and have insurance in april. to celebrate i went to 2 different doctors here in town to try to maybe get my testosterone levels regular and steady. i have decided that everyone grows old but at 34 i want to be able to enjoy the time i have and its very hard to do physical activities like riding mountain bikes and playing basketball when you feel like you are 64 instead of 34. i dont care about performance enhancing, only enjoying life.
    so the first doctor i went to i told him all these things. he asked me about my job and personal relationships. asked me how much i worked out. which is always 2 hours of full court basketball on sunday and light weight training once or twice during the week during winter. but summertime im always outside, riding, hiking,building things, whatever i can do to enjoy the outdoors.
    he took my vitals and tested my blood, but for cholesteral and lipids and stuff rather than test.
    he said i thought i was depressed. he rattled off a couple antidepressants he thought i could have some success with. he said steroids were basically the devil. they would kill me if i too
    kill me if i quit taking them. low testosterone was part of getting older. i just had to accept it.

    i was stunned at first. i didnt know what to say. i left the drs office feeling like an old man. like it was all downhill, i should just enjoy the ride. i started thinking about quitting basketball. since honestly it was becoming a huge struggle to keep up. i obviously needed to drastically alter my diet to accomidate about 1600 calories a day. i thought, well what can i do the Dr said this and that. i dont really have much choice.
    then i had a novel idea. ill go to a different DR! and i did. i looked in the phone book. called. made sure i was going to see a doctor who was under 50. went and he proceded to tell me some of the same things the first doctor did. except that he was under the impression i was trying to use him to score steroids for performance enhancing.
    i think he assumed since i am kinda muscular and bigger that i was looking for a legal way to get "gains". by the way im 6-1 about 230lbs. i have a 50 inch chest and a 38 inch waist. i got this big in high school while i was rowing crew except now my body fat is all out of whack and my arms are kinda skinny looking with very little tone. my chest is getting flabby. and my waist is reaching maximum density. and remember for the past few years i have been trying every over the counter and natural remedy combination i can find with mixed results and little success. the hardest thing to do when my testosterone drops is finding motivation to exersize or be active at all. i just want a steady healthy energy level that will allow me to live a healthy active lifestyle instead of basically rolling over and dying.
    the second doctor said my test levels were low but within acceptable range. around 400 i think he said. he told me if i worked out naturally and watched my diet i could get them up
    natuarally with out steroids. i tried to explain that i have been trying that for the past 4 or 5 years. but he was not swayed.
    here is the problem. i live in a small town that is for the most part very conservative. most of the doctors here are older from the old school that seem to think steroid therapy is akin to witchcraft and cheating in some way. i have went to 2 doctors here and neither was willing to help, well the old guy wanted to put me on zoloft or welbutrin or something. and the younger guy though that i was trying to "get juiced" he was a smaller younger guy kinda skinny and i think he may have had a napoleon complex of some kind.
    im tired of the erratic sex drive and energy levels. im tired of feeling like i just ran a marathon ofter sex if it does get to that point. (i take stamina RX, OTC) im tired of being grumpy and angry. and im tired of being tired. i live in the WV, OH, KY tristate area. does anyone know of a doctor that would be willing to help
    alright.. couple of quality responses, but not what i am asking for.
    firstly, i am not seeking advice on the forum. i already have a pretty good idea of what is needed through research. i dont claim to know more than a doctor ofcourse, but a family practitioner over 60 years old might be a bit out of touch with up to date treatments. also let me just let everyone know right off the bat.. i am not depressed. i lead a pretty stabile life that is rewarding and active. i have tried treating this problem with every kind of extract, diet, food, or supplement i could find reason to believe in. and like i said, some have had some positive altho temporary results. i am asking.... DOES ANYONE KNOW OF A DOCTOR OR CLININC IN THE WV, OH, KY areaTHAT SPECIALIZES IN THIS TREATMENT. i do not need any more advice. i need real treatment for a real problem.i wrote the novel cover all possible facets so as to weed out the good advice givers and people telling me steroids are not the answer

    • ANSWER:
      Low Test, First of all let me tell you I have been taking testosterone injections and using Andro Gel for over 12 years and the Endocrinologist who prescribed Test for me told me I would have to use it the rest of my life and I fully intend on doing just that. Contrary to what you hear or read on the internet or from people who know nothing about testosterone replacement therapy, TRT - there are "absolutely no adverse side effects" from taking TRT. None! The testosterone in the injections is exactly the same as what your body makes naturally and all you are doing is replacing what your body is not producing. However having said that, there is one side affect if you plan on having children because it will lower your sperm count and you'll become virtually infertile. So if you want children have them first before taking Test. This infertility can be reversed if you stop taking Test but it will take awhile for your body to recuperate, at least 8 weeks or more, probably more like a couple months. The only way to find out for sure if your Test is low or why it is low is to have a blood test measuring several factors that could cause low test, e.g. your LH & FSH hormones, prolactin, the aromatase enzyme, & your testicles production. My diagnosis was "idiopathic hypogonadism" which means the reason is unknown why my testicles were not functioning normally. Ironically my doctor is in WV but might not be close to you since he is in Petersburg and also in Mt Storm. He's at the VA clinic in Petersburg and his private practice in Mt Storm, Dr. Alan Kunkel but my advice would be go see an Endocrinologist or a Urologist, not some general practitioner. There are also Hormone Replacement Therapy Clinics in some of your larger cities that specialize in this. If you need any more information you can contact me @ fototag@rocketmail.com I'm very familiar with TRT and also the use of steroids having used both in the past 20 yrs.
      P.S. If you go to the following site they have a section on HRT where you can read about personal experiences from guys who are using Test & HGH.Hormone Replacement Therapy, Longevity, Wellness, Anti-Aging, Alternative Medicine < http://forums.steroid.com/ >

  26. QUESTION:
    What happened to Personal Freedom? Colleen Hauser being issued warrant for choosing religeon over science?
    Minnesota,
    A mother has a warrant out for her arrest simply because she is not forcing her son to take Chemo Therapy. A treatment most medical physicians say COULD save his life. It's also a treatment that violates their religious beliefs as they believe in all natural treatments.
    Whether of not chemo will or will not save this kid's life is moot, Why is this mother being treated as a criminal for sticking to her religious beliefs and not forcing her son to through painful, life-draining chemo? Why is the ACLU not protecting this family's rights, but they're the first ones to complain when illegal invaders aren't given state documents in spanish?
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090520/ap_on_re_us/us_forced_chemo
    When is the government going to allow us to make our own choices about our own health? I've personally witnessed the horrors of chemotherapy, and I've witnessed the horrors of untreated cancer, If I'm ever given the choice, I personally choose untreated cancer. Just because this kid's 10, does that mean he can't make a choice about his own well-being? If that's the case, shouldn't his parents be the ones allowed to make that choice instead of Family services?
    A lot of questions for one post, I know. I guess I'll sum them all up into one question here:
    When does personal freedom become so obsolete that we must have a government official who thinks they know better than us make our decisions for us?
    Correction, I cited her son as being 10 years old. He's actually 13.

    • ANSWER:
      That is the problem with a so-called democracy. The majority elect the members of the state legislature and that body, in the name of the people, enact laws that affect all the people. The Minn. legislature has enacted a statute that defines child neglect in terms of failure to seek medical care, in lieu of alternative treatments. If you are asking if the legislature has that power, the power granted by the voters, the answer is probably. At least one judge has found that the legislature does indeed have that power. When someone disagrees with the decision of a judge, the remedy is to appeal. That is why we have courts of appeals.

  27. QUESTION:
    What would be the reason for me coughing from a month ago?
    **please give me real and correct answers**

    I have been coughing since last month . I traveled overseas to Tehran (high air pollution) and still had the problem. 1st, i did not take medication as my mom wanted me to do natural treatment (some type of herbs and water vapor and vicks those cough candies). Well it remained. I went to do x-ray and blood test, all normal except a bit high serum SGPT which is for liver not lung at all. X ray and everything was fine. Then after 3weeks i went to a doctor and took antibiotics, i felt much better but i had to stop it as i was allergic to the drug and i got diarrea. Now im back to australia but still have the sypmtoms which are:
    Cough sometimes with green infections but usually normal cough, runny nose.
    since 3 months ago i got kind of sick twice having fever and soar throat and cough but only for a day and usually took panadol and it was all good
    I lived in college and my friends smoked weed (second hand smoke)
    I drank a lot of alchohol for like 2months and stopped
    i went to a professional doctor for lungs and he said its all good i even did pulmonary respiration test

    What i wanna know is:
    Do i have to do a TB skin test? or ct scan?
    Do i have lung cancer or TB? because my mom really made me scared.
    please give me accurate suggestion. i have no weight loss or headache or night sweats its only cough and runny nose.
    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Your symptoms could be many things, allergy being the most common cause. Clear snot, and an occasional cough are some symptoms. I had an uncle that was allergic to eucalyptus. He would not have been comfortable in australia.
      Acid reflux can cause a cough. You were drinking alcohol, a common acid reflux irritant.
      the harsh smoke from weed can cause a cough, and a runny nose
      An inflammation in your sinuses with some post nasal drip can cause a cough
      Seeing color in sputum is the dead germs of an infection.
      Tb cough is terrible, productive, you might have chest pain with it. Bloody sputum is common with it. A chest x-ray can prove or disprove that you might have it. Without night sweats or a headache or mind and body numbing malaise, you probably don't have that.
      CA symptoms start with a cough, chest pain. You probably do not have that, a chest x-ray can show it.
      Stay away from vaporizers, they can carry germs unless they are cleaned completely with bleach. And they do not provide relief to most conditions except bronchitis, and perhaps croup.
      beware of herbal remedies, you could be allergic to them. And they have no proven effectiveness.
      Make sure yo eat a balanced diet, make sure you get a day's worth of vitamin C every day.
      If your symptoms persist, go see the doctor, or call.

  28. QUESTION:
    Does anyone think that the medical community don't want a cure for cancer?
    There's so much money in the cancer treatment field, they wouldn't want that to all dry up now would they? Anytime anyone mentions anything natural or alternative that might work they discredit it straight the way. That's fine, but then they fail to mention how many people die when they are having chemo and sometimes die OF the chemo! Is there even any evidence that chemo does any good anyway?
    Actually Marc, people who "think outside the box" and make up their own mind think that. Do you have proof you wouldn't be here without chemo? How do you know you wouldn't have survived it without chemo?
    Shall I tell you how many people I know who aren't here who had chemo? It's a lot.
    Denise-well I mainly mean the big pharma companies that make all the money out of the cancer drugs, not necessarily the doctors. However I will say that the doctors my family have had experience with have been terrible in diagnosing cancer until it was too late. So I don't have a very high opinion of them at the moment-that's just my experience.
    "They" are medical organisations like "cancer research UK" who discredit anything natural and list all the reasons you shouldn't take it but then tell everyone to have chemo when it is far worse than most natural treatments.

    Chemo kills the good cells aswell so you could die because your immune system isn't strong enough-yes the cancer might kill you the same, but I don't believe that a "cure" of any sort should be able to kill you aswell!

    • ANSWER:
      Where do you get your information?
      Every single treatment we use was once an alternative treatment. So obviously they were not discredited straight the way.
      Every treatment natural or otherwise must undergo clinical trials to provide the proof needed for use for a particular disease.
      Who is it in the medical community that you think is making all this money?
      Who are “they” that fail to mention how many people die while undergoing chemo? This is public information. And what makes you believe the chemo is killing them rather than the disease?

  29. QUESTION:
    After your cancer treatments are finished, how safe do you feel?
    You did everything you were told to do and now treatments are over, you will see your oncologist every three months, but how should you feel?

    They said survival rates were about 80-85% with about a 3% chance of reoccurance, but truthfully I am a bit scared. I am afraid it could return to other places and I don't seem to have peace about it.

    I don't let my wife on about my fears because I don't want her to worry. But I am worried and afraid, is that natural or should I be happy it is all finished?

    If you had been following us...we just found out her good friend and a member of her support team was just diagnosed with breast cancer, she is coming over for brunch on Sunday to talk about it. She has not a stage yet, but they caught it pretty small.

    I feel like we are going through it again.

    • ANSWER:
      I felt vulnerable and I feared recurrence; in the first year after treatment I was frequently tearful and there was nobody I could discuss my fears with who would take them seriously.

      That's why I disagree that you should tell your wife that you KNOW she'll be ok, as someone has suggested. She knows you can't possibly know that.

      I wanted someone to listen to and acknowledge my fears; everyone I tried to talk to brushed them aside saying you'll be fine, it's not going to happen. I didn't find people's determination to be positive at all helpful or reassuring.

      As time passes, the fears grow less - and so, of course, does the likelihood of recurrence and metastasis. Days at a time go by when I don't even think about it.

      The end of treatment can be a funny time; you expect to feel elated, but you may feel oddly cut loose and abandoned - for so long so many people have fussed over you, and now you're on your own.

      You and your wife might find this article interesting; it was certainly helpful to me:

      After the Treatment Finishes - Then What? by Dr Peter Harvey

      http://www.cancercounselling.org.uk/northsouth/extra4.nsf/WebResClient/1761049276601BD68025735B00604834/$FILE/article3.pdf?openElement

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      Edit* What is with all the 'thumbs downs' to these answers. Dave asked how people felt, there's no right or wrong answer

  30. QUESTION:
    Acid reflux and proton pump inhibitors: is there a natural remedy I could get for acid reflux?
    I don't have insurence to pay for the Proton Pum Inhibitor (Protonix) I need. I have bad pain in my esophagus at night without it.
    Yes I know all about how I could get cancer in my esophagus.
    I just wondered if there was a treatment I could get a the health supplement store for acid reflux.

    • ANSWER:
      the yogurt cure and the search for other natural remedies at Acid...
      ...the yogurt cure and the search for other natural remedies at Acid Reflux/Gastroenterology/GERD...
      http://www.curezone.com/forums/m.asp?f=95&i=404
      Natural Home Remedies, Home Remedies, Natural Health Products by
      Natural Home Remedies for Common Ailments ... Soothing Acid Reflux Home Remedy. No need to run to the store for an antacid if your home has...
      http://www.besthomeremedies.com/

  31. QUESTION:
    Will our healthcare system ever realize that chemotherapy is a complete joke?
    Here's the deal. I've had several loved ones die in my family from cancer. What I realized was there are other countries like Germany and Mexico that do all natural treatments as an alternative to chemo. They seem to have gotten some patients into remission even with the most serious cancers unless the patient was too sick to be taken in.

    Why is chemotherapy such a money-making machine in this country when it does absolutely nothing for cancer patients except poison them to death? I'm not saying we're the only country running this kind of system, but when my mom was in Germany getting these treatments, she felt better until she got back to the U.S. She ended up buying the necessary products in Germany, and not one nurse would give her the infusions at home because it was illegal. Then...as she got sicker, it was too late. Will we ever learn? Or is money more important than our health?

    Any thoughts?
    Although I only see one out of 9 intelligent answers here, none of you have answered my question directly!!

    Anybody who's in the medical field would greatly be offended by this question because without chemo, there wouldn't be any money to make, and that's the truth!

    • ANSWER:
      It's not uncommon for relatives of people who die from cancer, understandably distraught and looking for explanations, to blame the treatments rather than the disease for the person's death. But almost certainly it is the cancer that killed the person, not the treatment.

      Like many people, I am in remission following treatment that included chemotherapy. Did it save me? - I don't know. But if I die next month, next year or in five or ten years time, nothing will convince me that it didn't prolong my life.

      In fact deaths as a result of chemotherapy are extremely rare; in extremely rare cases, chemotherapy can lead to a second cancer, and everyone who undergoes chemotherapy is made aware of this before they agree to the treatment.

      I live in the UK; we don't pay for our medical treatment, including cancer treatment - the state pays for it. If there was a cheaper, guaranteed cure for cancer, believe me that's what we would get - cancer treatment costs our government billions. As it is, I could be back at any time for more expensive chemo.

      I'm sorry about your mum. But alternative treatments such as she received have never been tested or proven, and you have no way of knowing if they would have saved your mother's life.

      Chemotherapy and other conventional treatments are not perfect; I believe that one day they will be looked back on with horror, much as we look back on blood-letting today. But we know, because they have been rigorously tested and proven in double-blind, peer-reviewed clinical trials, that they save some lives, and prolong many, many more.

      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Edit** Sissy's answer is not her own thoughts or the result of her own knowledge or experience, but is entirely a cut and paste from a site pushing the quack remedy Black Salve:

      http://blacksalveinfo.com/blog/2007/06/all-chemotherapy-drugs-are-experimental.html

      I too have had chemotherapy and know that nothing bears those words.

      Italian Stallion, I think you have a number of intelligent answers here; you may not agree with them, but they are intelligent answers. You say nobody has answered your question directly; you conclude your question ''Any thoughts?'', so everyone has answered - except Sissy, who has not offered any thoughts.

      I doubt many people in the medical field would be offended by this questiion; they are used to it. And as one cancer registrar who posts on this board has said, if a cure for cancer was found tomorrow she would be the happiest person on the unemployment line.

      And in my country, medical professionals are salaried; no doctor would make one extra penny if the cancer rates doubled tomorrow and the chemotherapy rates with them.

      To suggest that cures are being supressed to increase profits is absurd. Any drugs company discovering a cure for cancer would be rich beyond their wildest dreams; doctors, researchers etc and their families develop cancer and die from it at the same rate as the rest of the population - they'd rather die horribly than reveal the secret?

      And how does America get all the medical professionals in other countries to agree to this conspiracy? Every doctor, every nurse knows the secret but won't tell?

      Again I'm sorry your mother died from cancer; so did mine, I know how it hurts. But you're blaming the wrong enemy.

  32. QUESTION:
    do breast cysts go away? im a teenager?
    im 13 and in 8th grade. and since about 4th grade i have had this white lump on my right breast. its hard when i touch it but not painful and i dont remember it ever being painful. awhile ago i posted a question on here asking what it was and somebody said that it was a cyst. which im pretty sure is what it is. ive looked it up and it cant become cancerous (being a teen my chances for breast cancer are already extremely low) but i just want it to go away. are there any natural treatments that can make it go away? surgery would be the last resort. and my parents dont know about this either. im not close with them at all (im not close with anybody in my family so telling anybody would be very difficult) but after 4 years im really starting to get scared. will they ever go away on their own? 10 pts to best answer! thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      Even though your chances of cancer are extremely low, you should still get checked out by a doctor. You can do it quietly and confidentially by going to a sex health clinic, where they can perform a breast exam. They will also discuss your options with you. (After they tell you it's harmless, of course!) :D Good luck.

  33. QUESTION:
    Isn't it feasible to think that with the right attitude, the mind can heal almost any illness?
    Our body does it all the time. Both drugs and natural treatments "help" the body utilise what is an absolutely stunning immune system.

    Even "chronic" illness - that cannot be "cured" by any means - pharmaceutical or natural - is, in most cases, "cured" by the body eventually (as chronic often means long not lifetime)

    So given the right thought process and the nessary surroundings, could the body be healing far more then we allow it to now?

    Food for thought: if when we got a knee injury or a bad case of flu, we kept on going and didn't stop playing squash 3 times a week - would we maybe damage ourselves more? Take this in the context of bigger deseases, Cancer etc and I'd be interested to know your thoughts...

    • ANSWER:
      I feel the body can heal itself a lot of the time as its only because people go running to the doctor for the slightest snivel that we are creating the super bug. Its the same with this whole clean nonsense. Though areas should be clear and clean all this over cleaning is making people more susceptible to bacteria. I mean there is a soap pump that you no longer have to touch to get the soap out WHY?? once you have pressed the button to get the soap out then you wash off any bacteria that may have been on the soap pump.

      Though I understand where your coming from i think human intervention is needed at times especially when it comes to things like cancer sometimes the body does need a little extra help. But i don't take pills unless i have to

  34. QUESTION:
    My Father's PSA recently dropped from 9500 to 96. Is this good news or bad news?
    My 81 year old father has had prostate cancer for 25+ years. He had no symptoms until recently, other than an ever-rising PSA. He now has shadows on his x-rays, and it looks like mets have gone to the bone. Still little pain.
    He had refused all treatment -- watchful waiting. But 1.5 years ago he did have a luprin shot, which reduced his PSA from 9000 to 300. It slowly return to 9000 over the following 6 months.
    He recently started a new "natural" treatment, which he read had had great success with prostate cancer.
    After about 45 days, he had another PSA, and it came back 95.3. He obviously suspected a lab calabration error. So he had another. 96.2 (same lab, but they had done all his earlier 300-9000 tests)
    Since the medical profession doesn't really understand PSA, we're not sure if this is possible, or if it's good. For all anyone knows, PSA might actually fight/suppress the cancer. It might not be good to have it go down now!
    Question: Is this possible, and good?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Detection/PSA

  35. QUESTION:
    What Do You Think About The Story Of The Courts Ordering Radiation Treatment So The Mother/Son Escape?
    It's been all over the news lately with this. This 13 year old boy has cancer of the liver, I believe, and the religious sect the mother follows only follows natural medicine; so of course chemo treatment is not an option.

    When the courts made the decision to say that the boy must have the chemo treatment the mother and son ran away from the courts and are now fugitives.

    What do you say about this? Should the courts make decisions against the religious practices of adults for the minors? or should the courts stay out of it and allow the mother to do what she thinks is best for their child?

    • ANSWER:
      The boy has Hodgkins lymphoma, which is 95% treatable with chemo, and he'd already been through one course of treatment before he decided not to do it anymore.

      The child is unable to make informed decisions about his healthcare, and the mother doesn't have the right to endanger his welfare.

  36. QUESTION:
    My husband has Cancer, Now what?
    We just found out last night after almost two months of testing and waiting that my husband has cancer. Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma to be exact. It appears to be fairly early stage with only one visible lump. But once again we are playing the waiting game, waiting to get into a cancer specialist for staging at treatment. My husband is only 24 years old and is a otherwise seemingly healthy man. The doctors are very positive about treatment being a success, but we are tired of just WAITING.

    What are some tips/natural remedies that we can get started on now to help detox his body and fight the cancer? I think if he is actively doing something to help himself it will make a big difference. Any advice would be helpful, this is all very new to us!

    Thanks in advance!
    I just want to add that we are going to with the doctors advice, i was just looking for advice for the waiting time between now and when the doctor sees him.
    I never said that I felt qualified or that we were going against the oncologist...in fact I said that we were waiting to start treatment!
    I just don't want to be sitting around doing nothing until they get his Radiation started.
    I have heard a lot of things about diet change and things like that.

    • ANSWER:

  37. QUESTION:
    why do people feel that medication is the only way to go?
    i have read a few answers in the health section and it seems to me that people think the only way to cure something is by medication. such as hypertension, eczema. food allergy's, stress, sleeplessness,etc: (im excluding depression, cancer,etc: as these obviously need treatment from a professional)
    But seriously, im not a hippy and i too go to the doctor if nothing else works, but does anyone take natural remedies? such as a better diet, natural suppliments such as herbal tablets: ginseng, vitamin c, garlic, ginger and lemon, or fresh herbs and fresh ginger and lemon and garlic? honey is a great antiseptic for cuts and abbrassions. and essential oils?meditation? Has anyone seen a natropath? or a chinese doctor? for some of these problems harsh medication that can have side effects can do more damage then good, addiction etc: Did you know that all medication is originally derived from natural therapies and natural products? sometimes medicatication is not the answer, whats your veiw?
    i just want veiws i too go to the doctor so remember that before you have an angry or insulting answer

    • ANSWER:
      I think it is a great idea to try natural ways to heal yourself, change your way of eating and stop any bad habits before you run to the doctor(unless it is a serious problem or accident of course). But, you must be very careful because natural remedies can have serious side effects also and can interact with other meds you are taking and you can overdose on them as well. And make sure the person you are going to for these alternative treatments is legitimate and has a license and a degree! I decided to go to a homeopathic doctor after I found no relief from traditional medicine for my Crohn's disease and I ended up in the hospital very sick from his advice and techniques. I do believe that we live in a society though that thinks everything can be solved by taking a pill and that is just not the case. Sometimes it may just take a lot of good old fashioned cures and you will save a lot of money too!

  38. QUESTION:
    Why is everyone in my neighborhood getting cancer?
    Up front: I'll take ANY answers on what I should do.

    So a few months ago, my neighbor who lives behind me got cancer. He died a few weeks ago.. multiple people in my neighborhood have gotten cancer recently. The neighbors' dog died of cancer, a neighbor's husband died of cancer, a lot of neighbors have been diagnosed recently (in the past couple months). In April, it was a possibility that my mom had cancer again. (She's had it 3 times before, it's all originated from ovarian cancer.) Luckily they caught it early, and she's been doing chemotherapy since July and she's almost done with her treatment. The majority of it is gone!! :D but I'm scared that it's something in the air, water, anything?! Does anyone have an idea of who I should have my mom or dad call? (I'm 14.) I know there's something that's causing all of this, and I want it figured out and stopped before I or anyone else gets cancer. FYI: we do live by a refinery (helps convert natural gas that we can use it in our homes. something like that at least) I've lived in my house all my life, so I'm wondering if they're burning something different. I know this was long, but thanks for reading it.

    • ANSWER:
      The Centers for Disease Control in the US study cancer clusters to see why there might be cancer in a given place. For example, there seems to be a lot of breast cancer on Long Island. But often they can't find any commonality. Or the cluster is too small to make a difference. So even though all of the cancers surrounding you are devastating personally, in the grand scheme of things it may be statistically insignificant. When you see cancer clusters that are caused by something in particular, you will typically have only one type of cancer. Like bladder cancer risk is raised by certain chemicals. So if a lot of people in one area are getting bladder cancer, then it could be because of those chemicals. But each different type of cancer is a totally different disease, so it's unusual to find that, say, Leukemia and skin cancer are caused by the same problem. You might wonder about your mom, who keeps getting cancer--probably in different body parts? What that means is not that she has cancer again, but that it is the same cancer coming back. She's had one cancer and 3 recurrences of that cancer, even if it was in the ovaries the first time, and the lungs (or wherever) this time.

      Because you seem like a mature 14 year old and you want to know more about this, I will recommend a few readings. First of all, you should check out the book Living Downstream, which is about these cancer clusters you have described. It will answer a lot of questions for you and probably raise some more. You can see if what they talk about in the book is related to what you are experiencing. Also read about Love Canal, a place where there was a genunine disease cluster due to pollution: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Canal

  39. QUESTION:
    Is Clinique Really Natural?
    I want to use Clinique for acne treatment but I'm not sure I should. They say on their website they're natural but how far does that go? Does that mean they don't use bad chemicals that can be cancer causinq and bad for your heath? Or does it only mean its hypoallergenic? I don't want to use it if it isn't all the way natural.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I've been in that situation and there is really nothing you can do about it. There are things you can do to try to reduce the blemishes and get rid of acne/pimples temporarily but you will always be finding yourself cleaning your face or your body depending on where it's at.

      I mean of course your acne should go away eventually but for some this is the case their whole life.

      I'm 29 years old and have been suffering from these little pests since I was a teenager. I tried all sorts of face washes from the local grocery store and what not, but nothing seemed to work. If anything it would just make my skin dry and itchy.

      Literally the best acne face wash I've ever used has been this stuff called clearpores. It has got rid of the acne to quickest and has been a success ever since I got it. It's unique cause of it's herbal supplement you take a long with it that helps your skin from the inside out. I saved money on it at skincleansingsystem.com at the time which was helpful.

      You should really look into this stuff and if you can to assure the best results, get the 3 month supply because if it doesn't work it will still save you butt on the return policy.

      Well good luck and best wishes.

  40. QUESTION:
    Can't "Natural Healing" and "Medical Science" work together?
    This case is heart breaking...

    A 13-year-old Minnesota boy whose family has rejected chemotherapy to treat his cancer is near Los Angeles, California, with his mother, and the pair may be planning to travel to Mexico, authorities said Thursday.

    Brown County, Minnesota, Sheriff Rich Offmann cited "reliable information" in making the announcement to reporters, adding that Colleen Hauser may be seeking treatment for her son's lymphoma in Mexico, just south of San Diego, California.

    Daniel's symptoms of persistent cough, fatigue and swollen lymph nodes were diagnosed in January as Hodgkins lymphoma.In February, the cancer responded well to an initial round of chemotherapy, but the treatment's side-effects concerned the boy's parents, who chose not to pursue further chemo and instead solicited other medical opinions.

    Court documents show that the doctors estimated the boy's chance of five-year remission with more chemotherapy and possibly radiation at 80 percent to 95 percent.

    But the family rejected standard treatment, opting instead for a holistic medical treatment based on Native American healing practices called Nemenhah.In a written statement issued last week, an attorney for the parents said they "believe that the injection of chemotherapy into Danny Hauser amounts to an assault upon his body, and torture when it occurs over a long period of time."

    Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN chief medical correspondent, said he had no doubts about what to do."My advice would be to treat him, without question," he said. "He has a very, very good chance of surviving, being cured and never having to deal with this again. As a doctor, as a fellow citizen, I would say he should be treated."

    But Zwakman told CNN's "American Morning" program Thursday that he knows five people who have been cured with natural healing.

    Mankato, Minnesota, lawyer Calvin P. Johnson, who identified himself as the Hauser family's attorney, has declined interviews but issued a statement "by way of clarification and hopefully to aid your understanding of the procedural nuances in the Danny Hauser case."

    The statement listed 12 points. Among them:
    The first and foremost important principle is: It is a violation of spiritual law to invade the consciousness of another without their consent.
    This is a case of Love vs. Power. Love gives. Power takes. The state does not have a right to take.
    A parent's love and affection is a positive social right we all share.
    The court compelled Colleen Hauser to make a decision between three chemotherapy providers. Apparently, she didn't like the list.
    The court was forcing her to decide. The decision for treatment cannot be forced.

    Anthony and Colleen Hauser share Danny's viewpoint: They do not approve of chemotherapy. Under the circumstances of this case, chemotherapy constitutes assault and torture when given to a young man who believes that it will kill him.
    Edit: Don't vilify the parents without stepping into their shoes. This is NOT about their beliefs or faith. Its more about them not wanting to 'torture' their boy with chemo. Yes, i know chemo is life-saving..i have good friends & family too, still with us today thanks to Chemo...
    My Q is simple...can't people such as these who are scared of chemo be counselled & led into it gently with the help of 'natural healing' methods??

    By "Natural Healing" i mean any sort of faith or spiritual belief that will help ease their fear...

    Here in India, we have yoga...i know many many clinics that treat supposedly terminal ill patients with new age medicine but hand-in-hand with yoga...which helps tremendously.

    • ANSWER:
      Faith, Natural healing &Medical science do sometimes work together but if medical science think that you have a better chance of survival rate using chemo they would rather you take that route, and if this case goes to court and it is proved that this lad has a better survival rate with chemo the courts will be in favour of this,and if their is no chance of survival then the parents will be left to seek alternative medicine. I do agree that chemo is very gruelling on the body but the drugs are getting better and better and more help is available in coping with the side effects from the chemo. read through this link Faith and you will see that Nemenhah group’s leader, Phillip Landis, has been convicted of fraud.

  41. QUESTION:
    laser treatment to get rid of acne and acne scars okay?
    I don't have that much acne, I was a fool and picked at my pimples, and now I have scars all around. I was in the car and saw a huge sign on the freeway about a laser treatment to remove acne and acne scars. My mother had a laser treatment done on her face, and nothing is wrong with her skin. I have acne and acne scars on my chin, forehead, and mostly scars on my cheeks. It's not insane acne. Just a pimple here and there. I got rid of my pimples past the time with natural things such as honey, etc. But I still have scars and stuff from picking at them, and I still do have acne. I want to get the laser treatment, but I'm not sure if it will ruin the skin on my face or cause skin cancer (I know kinda stupid, but I'm worried about cancer) or any other problems. Is it safe? And, dose it work? Please, if you have this done on yourself, can you tell me how it was like and the results? And if It's okay for semi-sensitive skin? My mom when she did a laser treatment on I forgot what but it was not anything that deals with acne, she has sensitive skin and nothing bad went wrong with her. But that was only one small thing. I pretty much have to do my whole face almost. Please help! ;) Thank you!
    Also, how can I close big pores? Haha, sorry :(

    • ANSWER:

  42. QUESTION:
    check these possible cures for cancer?
    Hi i want to write some info i have heard about for cancer (so this is not really a question.. hehe - but feel free to add anything).

    basically i am not a doctor but have heard about a number of remedies that anyone suffering should look into:

    hemp - the active ingredient in hemp (THC) restores cell mutations, which is what cancer is. if it is not possible to buy hemp oil because its difficult to find (also illegal..) it is possible to find a local dealer who sells it. cannabis can just be eaten without having to make the hemp oil out of it. however, beware that some dealers spray their cannabis with additional chemicals because its primary use is as a street drug, (sadly) rather than a medicine. it may be worth purchasing hemp seeds over the internet (currently legal...) and it is possible for a person to grow it themselves. chemotherapy kills ALL cells. THC kills only unhealthy ones...

    also please look into:

    high dose vitamin C treatment. currently the research is not 100% conclusive but these treatments seem to work for some and not others. just because its not 100% effective for everybody, doesn't mean you shouldn't try it.

    Maritime Pine Bark. This is apparently 25 times as effective at removing toxins as Vitamin C. This can be ordered quite easily online.

    A friend of mine also found reishi mushrooms from china to cure her cancer and also told me about shitake mushrooms (also oriental). these can be also purchased quite easily.

    I cannot say these will cure but its better to have this information than to not have it.

    One more note - I believe there are natural cures in nature for illnesses. please note that deforestation in places like the amazon is wiping out 100 species of plants and herbs everyday. these species are never tested for their medicinal benefit. please be active against the decimation of our natural cures in this way.

    sent with love xxx

    • ANSWER:
      The only factual bit of your "question" is the last paragraph. Do you know many chemotherapy drugs are derived from trees and plants?? You can not say the others will cure cancer, because they don't. If chemotherapy killed ALL cells, well, it would have killed me, huh? THC doesn't kill anything except your nausea and lack of appetite from the treatments. Vitamin C? Bull. Mushrooms? lol bull.. The maritime pine?? Not cancer cure, but studies have been done on its health benefits..This is a good website to read up on it. It shows great promise for various age related health problems: http://berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/98legacy/02_05_98a.html

      You are right about the rain forests though..Who knows how many cures have been destroyed to extinction that we may never find or realize?

  43. QUESTION:
    Why do people who have advanced stage cancer want to fight so very hard to stay alive?
    What I am talking about here is advanced stage cancer. You always hear people say, "I am going to fight! I am brave! I am going to go down fighting!" Listen, don't take what I am saying the wrong way. What I am saying is not insensitive. But why don't people just give in to death? Death is natural. Everyone does it. There is no shame in death. Maybe what is waiting for us on the other side is beautiful. When a person is fighting cancer, there is a lot of physical and mental pain. When you decide not to do chemo or radiation therapy, you can enjoy the time you have left on this earth. Of course, there will always be pain along with the cancer, but it won't nearly be as bad as the pain experienced with all of the chemotherapy. And there is definitely no guarantee that chemo and radiation will extend your life. So why not just accept cancer and refuse the treatments and go out of this world naturally? Why not take the leap and go to the other side? The cancer is nature's way of telling a person it is time to go. Why fight nature?

    • ANSWER:
      Everything humans do is fighting nature. We build houses to protect from nature, we train dogs so they don't give into their natural violent tendencies, and we educate ourselves so that we can understand nature so that we can live through it.
      Microwaves that cause cancer are not nature, tanning bed that cause cancer is not nature.
      If people want to fight to live, they have personal reasons for doing so. No one criticizes people that take medicine when they get the flu. its the same thing on a bigger scale

  44. QUESTION:
    Why do women wear bras?
    Increase chances of breast cancer greatly:
    http://www.all-natural.com/bras.html

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/05/19/Can-Wearing-Your-Bra-Cause-Cancer.aspx

    http://www.chetday.com/breastcancerandbras.htm

    http://www.turbonet.com/do_bras_cause_breast_cancer.htm

    and they do not prevent sagging (sports bras do though) and they will appear to sag less while you wear a bra:

    http://www.007b.com/bra_sagging.php

    http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2868/do-bras-prevent-saggy-breasts

    And for those of you who don't feel like clicking on links (one of each will get the point across, but I was showing you i didn't just find one b.s. source) I will paste a portion from each:

    cancer:
    Says Dr. Michael Schacter, M.D. in his article, The Prevention and Complementary Treatment of Breast Cancer[2]:

    * Women who wore their bras 24 hours per day had a 3 out of 4 chance of developing breast cancer (in their study, n=2056 for the cancer group and n=2674 for the standard group).
    * Women who wore bras more than 12 hour per day but not to bed had a 1 out of 7 risk.
    * Women who wore their bras less than 12 hours per day had a 1 out of 152 risk.
    * Women who wore bras rarely or never had a 1 out of 168 chance of getting breast cancer. The overall difference between 24 hour wearing and not at all was a 125-fold difference.

    Over 85 percent of the lymph fluid flowing from the breast drains to the armpit lymph nodes. Most of the rest drains to the nodes along the breast bone. Bras and other external tight clothing can impede flow.

    The nature of the bra, the tightness, and the length of time worn, will all influence the degree of blockage of lymphatic drainage. Thus, wearing a bra might contribute to the development of breast cancer as a result of cutting off lymphatic drainage, so that toxic chemicals are trapped in the breast."

    Annnnd sagging, not even the bra manufactures can claim it prevents it:

    Even the bra industry seems to know this, as the following quote illustrates:

    "We have no evidence that wearing a bra could prevent sagging, because the breast itself is not muscle, so keeping it toned up is an impossibility. What it can do, particularly for larger-breasted women, is obviously to provide the comfort and the support. So, if a woman wants a particular breast profile, she will buy a particular brand, and that is what they're designed for. There's no permanent effect on the breast from wearing a particular bra. The bra will give you the shape the bra's been designed to give while you're wearing it. Of course, when you take it off, you go 'au natural.' "
    executive John Dixey at Bras, Bare Facts documentary

    (those were just extracted from some of the links, for more info, click on them) my guess is that most women are unaware of all of this. Oh yeah, and feel free to show me any sources or studies or evidence or anything that says otherwise than the 2 points (they don't prevent sagging, (except for sports bras during exercise which do) and they increase chances for cancer.

    there's also a section about metal underwire bras being unhealthy, and how plastic wire is better. well, what do you think? why do women wear bras? comfort? privacy? to try to be sexy?
    HA! just found something interesting. Men have the same chance of getting breast cancer as braless women, but more women get breast cancer than men (and more women wear bras) http://www.naturalnews.com/025315_cancer_bra_breast_cancer.html

    so those of you who think they don't cause cancer despite what science and research shows, explain that!! I guess if you reject science, research, and logic. Show me something that shows no strong correlation between breast cancer and bra wearing

    • ANSWER:
      I wear a bra because it gives my breasts a move even shape (no cone shape that they get sometimes without a bra) and the bra keeps everything in place when I'm walking, running, bending down, etc.

      I don't wear a bra to prevent sagging. I'm a 34B and have NO sagging right now, and I doubt I'll get any until I have a child.

      ETA: I don't believe one bit that bras cause breast cancer. Women have been wearing corsets and constricting clothing around their breasts for almost a thousand years. My grandmother actually didn't wear a bra very often and she died of breast cancer at 52.

  45. QUESTION:
    What do I do now that I found out my cat has cancer?
    I am sure some of you will think this is a dumb question. I took him in for a laparoscopy yesterday because he has been losing weight like crazy (he is 15 years old) and all his blood work is normal. they found several stomach tumors and took biopsies. they said it looks like Lymphoma but will not know until we get the pathology report. If it is treatable ( i have pet insurance and it covers cancer) then I am going to try anything. he acts like he feels great and is eating constantly....so he does not appear to be miserable or something. is it wrong to try and keep him alive? Are there in "natural" things I can do to help him? What i mean is like holistic care that will help in addition to medical treatment. It if it is treatable, then it looks like chemo will be what they want to do.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think it's wrong to try everything you can to help your cat. He is old though, so I'm sure your prepared that chemo treatments may not work and they could possibly be too much for him to handle. In addition there will probably be another health problem arising soon as well that comes along with old age. However, you never know the treatments may work and he could have several years left!!

      My cat was 15 when he was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, a heart condition and CRF. People thought I was crazy giving him constant medications and subcutaneous fluids daily at home. My wish for him was that he'd live out his final days comfortably at home. He ended up living only 7 months from the start of treatment, but he died peacefully at home which is what I wanted for him. He did not suffer. However, if at any time I felt that he was in more than a little pain I think I would have made the decision to euthanize and let him die a peaceful death. Ultimately you will know what is right for your baby. He will let you know when it's time to let go.

  46. QUESTION:
    Would you call this person a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) or a Medical Doctor (MD)?
    The person wrote.
    I am a licensed naturopathic physician [ND] in private practice. I practice what is called "evidence based medicine", meaning that everything that I prescribe/advise has been scientifically proven to be effective in treating the problem it is being used for.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Ten years ago the government set out to test herbal and other alternative health remedies to find the ones that work. After spending .5 billion, the disappointing answer seems to be that almost none of them do.
    Echinacea for colds. Ginkgo biloba for memory. Glucosamine and chondroitin for arthritis. Black cohosh for menopausal hot flashes. Saw palmetto for prostate problems. Shark cartilage for cancer. All proved no better than dummy pills in big studies funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The lone exception: ginger capsules may help chemotherapy nausea.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31190909/
    "Contrary to much popular and scientific writing, many alternative cancer treatments have been investigated in good quality clinical trials, and they have been shown to be ineffective. In this article, clinical trial data on a number of alternative cancer cures including Livingston-Wheeler, Di Bella Multi-therapy, antineoplastons, vitamin C, hydrazine sulfate, Laetrile, and psychotherapy are reviewed. The label "unproven" is inappropriate for such therapies; it is time to assert that many alternative cancer therapies have been "disproven."
    http://caonline.amcancersoc.org/cgi/content/full/54/2/110

    Considering that there is no scientific evidence for most of the alternative treatment, what is the practice GIVING to treat the patients?
    What does happened to the Ayurvedic and TCM remedies which aren't scientifically approved ?
    The House of Lords Report on complementary medicine did placed the Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese medicine in the sub-group 3a.
    Group 3b covers other alternative disciplines which lack any credible evidence base such as Crystal therapy, Iridology, Radionics, Dowsing and Kinesiology.

    Doctors of Naturopathic Medicine are guided by six Principles of Naturopathy, which emphasize a holistic and natural approach to patient care, diagnosis, management, and treatment of medical conditions.
    1. Do No Harm
    2. The Healing Power of Nature
    3. Find and Treat the Cause of Illness
    4. Treat the Whole Person
    5. Doctor as Teacher
    6. Prevention

    Honestly, in your believes - is this person really doing a naturopathic healing or the mainstream medicine.
    And if this person really is a ND - what are these scientifically proven remedies called?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi.Im not sure i quite follow your question but there are a lot more studies showing evidence regarding some herbs then what you might read from a couple of big media reports that say theres no evidence of effectiveness.
      I'll put some links below.
      At the same time though,i understand what your saying in that while there are some studies proving effectiveness, in the big picture though,herbs still are "new field" scientifically in the sense that there are no where near as much studies having been conducted on herbs as there have been on pharmaceuticals.
      There are many fascinating & promising herbs and if there are finances,many many more studies need to be conducted.
      There are literally hundreds of thousands of herbs-that is why i find it ridiculous when anyone quotes something like(of course without links proving evidence) 'all the herbs were tested long ago,the ones that were useful became medicine,the others became potpouri or for salads"
      This is just an outright willful lie because there are hundreds of thousands of herbs & of course they havnt all undergone testing.

      So like you, i also would find it somewhat curious if a person could keep a practice treating a large variety of disorders with only herbs that had been scientifically clinically tested and proven because much more testing needs to be done so i think a practice would have to involve some things that havnt been proven yet but have plausability.
      The only other option is if someone has a practice that only focuses on a small variety of disorders where clinical studies have been already conducted.
      Anyway,here are some studies regarding herbs

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12394711?dopt=Abstract
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14755152?dopt=Abstract
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15606389?dopt=Abstract
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10688090?dopt=Abstract
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7253530?dopt=Abstract
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14633804?dopt=Abstract
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12672170?dopt=Abstract
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11159568?dopt=Abstract
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11129515?dopt=Abstract
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16027246?dopt=Abstract

  47. QUESTION:
    To all of you atheists, Christians, other religions, or anyone!?
    Okay, well, here it goes: Unfortunately, too many people don't believe that there is a cure for any disease out there. Yes, terminal illness, cancer, diabetes, AIDS and HIVs, herpes, warts, flues, heart disease, and any other ailment can be healed. I posted this in the R and S section because I feel that the Western Cultures (who most believe in Christianity) don't want us to know about these cures. Why? Look at this in the perspective of the FDA, the American Cancer Society, or your local medical community. Natural cures are not pattenable, because they involve the power of the human mind, thus, the human mind cannot be sold. If the public knew that terminal disease can be healed through mind, no one would pay for expensive chemotherapy treatments or any type of medication, thus, we would put the medical community out of business. Doesn't that seem logical?

    Not convinced? A placebo effect is when a placebo (sugar pill, or anything that appears to not have any effect on an
    Illness, is administered to a patient. The patient, who believes he is given the proper treatment, takes the pill with the belief he will be healed. About 50% of the time, the pill works. A placebo injection works about 75% of the time. The people who don’t become healed through this method simply don’t believe they will be healed. It’s that simple.

    Still not convinced? Morris Goodman, featured in several inspirational films and speeches, healed himself back in the 80’s. He crashed an airplane, his diaphram was destroyed, his spine shattered, and he was told he was never going to walk again by so called “doctors”. The Christmas that same year, he walked out of the hospital, walking clumsly and breathing on his own. He credits this achievement through the power of his mind. I quote from his “The only thing I had to work with in the hospital was my mind, and once you have your mind, you can put things back together again.”
    Are you still not convinced?? Okay, well, the most convincing thing to me was my own experiences. I have healed myself from the imaginable. Your own experiences will take you to the next level, and your strong belief that you can do anything makes any person, a strong person. Play around with your mind. If you have an illness, look up mind power of the internet and get into it. Once you heal yourself, I hope you will announce this to other people, as I am doing to you.

    My mission is to inform others in life, so we may all serve God well and wholly.

    Want some sources? Here:

    http://skepdic.com/placebo.html
    http://www.themiracleman.org/
    http://www.themiracleman.org/index2.htm
    http://www.healingcancernaturally.com/

    Try looking up some sights for yourself through the web.
    Outlaw, tell me why.
    Demtri, show me the facts, because I've shown you.
    Mortgage, we are in the image and likeness of God, therefore we can heal ourselves.
    Shonuff, the point is not if they understand it, the point of the placebo is if they believe it will heal them. And I don't see any sources from you that gives these statistics.
    Well, no one has given me enough proof yet to discredit my question.
    wes, you have some truth, but the fact about the spine doesn't matter. He might have had surgery, but the doctors said he could never eat again...meaning, surgery would not help his swallowing reflex. He does eat now, (obviously), so that just proves my point once more. Any other people trying to disprove me?
    Paul, if you are going to use the word "anecdote" in a sentence, use it correctly. Anecdote is a personal account of something. If it was Morris Goodman's account of something (his perspective) than it can only be true to him. Thus, we need to learn how to make this same perspective true to us.
    Slycotto, so undergo your own healing! If you don't want to take evidence from someone else, do it yourself! Don't sit on you butt and say something's not true just because you are in a bad mood or nonsense of the like.
    Everyone, it is my best interest to help. If you don't want help, fine, stay brainwashed. It's not my problem. I'm just trying to help.

    It's evident that most Christians agree with my theory, and most atheists will oppose it.

    Just shows you how close-minded atheists are.
    Wood uncut, just because science can't prove it, doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Scientists have discovered a lot of things they said that didn't exist, and later found out that they did, or a form of it did. Same with vice versa. They say something exists, and years later, scientists find out that it didn't afterall.
    Paul, I like how you extracted my definition of antecdote from the main context. Good job of covering it up man, good job. I find you no different than a lot of other people in my life.

    • ANSWER:
      Spam.
      --------------------
      You wrote:
      "Still not convinced? Morris Goodman, featured in several inspirational films and speeches, healed himself back in the 80’s. He crashed an airplane, his diaphram was destroyed, his spine shattered, and he was told he was never going to walk again by so called “doctors”".

      Anecdotes are not evidence.

      Whenever you find yourself tempted to type "so called" in one of your posts, you should close down immediately, shut off the computer, and go do something else. The phrase "so called" is a guaranteed sign of an incoherent rant (others are "Wake up, America!!!", and "You can't prove it's NOT true!").

      You wrote:
      "Are you still not convinced?? Okay, well, the most convincing thing to me was my own experiences.".

      In short, you're closed-minded about this, and proud of it.
      ==================
      "Paul, if you are going to use the word "anecdote" in a sentence, use it correctly. Anecdote is a personal account of something."

      Which is exactly how I used it, kid. Just look at what I wrote (above).

      "It's evident that most Christians agree with my theory, and most atheists will oppose it. Just shows you how close-minded atheists are."

      LOL. Nope - saying so just further demonstrates your closed-mindedness about this. Repeating back my points is just feeble - a thin attempt to hide the fact that you don't have anything, and you're not willing to think about this.

  48. QUESTION:
    C-section Vs. Natural?
    So here is the deal ladies:

    In Feb. of 2009 I had to have a portion of my cervix removed due to cervical cancer. After the recovery time period my Dr. let us start fertility treatments (YAY!). Prior to that, my Dr. (Dr. Colyer) told me that if we conceived that we would need to have a C-section delivery. We wanted to be parents so we said that was fine, bring it on.
    Well Dr. Colyer left due to illness, and Dr. Lowthium took over. We eneded up finally getting pregnant in April, and are currently waiting the arrival of our Son. Dr. Lowthium also agreed with the C-section plan. And this has been my birth plan all along.
    Today I had my 30 week check up. As some of you may know, Dr. lowthium left, however Dr. Sessions has returned. He is now my Dr. He informed my husband and I today that we could forgo the C-section, and explained that often times in my situation that it is recommended you have a C-section after the cancer removal because during a normal delivery your cervix my not dilate or it could rip. He also told me that he has delivered many babies to women with similar situations and didn't think it was necessary. He thought we could safely have a natural delivery.
    I obviously had the dear in headlights look on my face, and my husband started in with the "What ifs" and such. Dr. Sessions said he could understand our hesitation since we have had a set birth plan for 7 months, that we would have some reservations. He said that if ultimately I was not comfortable with a natural delivery that he would be willing to schedule a C-section. He told us to give it some thought, and talk to people.
    All of my friends except 1 have had C-sections, so I am lost in the woods on this one (This is my first child). I tend to lean towards the natural (With an epidural of course, I am no hero and a big baby to pain) but I have a huge fear of being in labor and being told I need to have an emergency C-section. I feel like Irwin tends to do this allot, but I just don't know what to do.

    I really do appreciate Sessions letting us know about our options though. I'm just not good with change and when you have had a plan in your head since April about how something will go down, having that change is sometimes hard.

    • ANSWER:
      I was in labor for a long time and ended up having a c-section. I can tell you this, I would take the labor over the c-section any day. I was in horrible pain from the c-section for the first week and then require strong pain medication for the following 2 weeks. I know that planned c-sections are not nearly as bad as going through labor before having a c-section, but if you have the choice of natural vs. c-section, I'd definitely choose natural. Because of my circumstances, however, I have to have a repeat c-section. If I were you, I'd go for the natural birth. If you are planning on having an epidural then you won't be overly worn out if you do have to have a c-section. I was in labor for 3 days before my c-section and all but half of the last day were pain med free. I am sure it will make a difference if you have an epidural earlier than I did.

      I hope you figure this out soon!

  49. QUESTION:
    A cure for all diseases: Prevention ?
    The Health Care System Lie.

    Half way in the middle of Canada lies the Sleeping Giant, a natural rock formation, a monument to itself, and if you know the story, a story of betrayal and maybe someday a monument to deceptive half-truths, where truths can lie. As the legend goes the truth of the mine of silver was betrayed.

    On June 7th, the Canadian Cancer society announced 'research" indicated that vitamin D can help prevent some 60% of cancers. For decades alternative scientists have suggested that basic and simple methods exist to deal with the cancer problem, however mainstream science in North America has been motivated in finding a patent able profitable treatment, expensive molecular research and expensive treatments; another classic half-truth. Some people don't see prevention as a cure, believing in a cure is treating people with a cancer. But if we prevent cancers, is that not the simplest, and best of possible cures ?

    http://www.thejesuschristcode.com

    • ANSWER:
      Your conclusion is sooooooooo right! I couldn't say it better! For almost 5 years I worked for Advanced Viral Research of Canada, and I was in charge of developing protocols for cancer patients and also of supervising patients put under treatment using their biological "drug"--modified high-grade colostrum--, Reticulose, injectable. Though the results were most of the times stoundings, I knew of far better ways to deal with the cancer phenomenom without having to push the patient to pay for such unaffordable treatments.

      For instance, I know some patients of mine and from other colleagues that overcame their cancers--melanomas, glioblastomas, carcinomas--just by fasting on plain water, and some on a combination of selective juicing and water for 3 weeks. Of course, we all know not everybody will have the same outcome, but it amazes me the innate ability of the body to recode the DNA, repair cell damages, regenerate physiological and biochemical paths to the cell's nucleus, and to re-arrange molecular sequences in substances already altered by the course of disease within a given body or organism.

      When a pharmaceutical company "discover" or create a new drug, a chain of beaurocratic steps toward the aceptence and implementaion of the drug will take place where every body involved will get a piece of the cake, except the patient. It is more also about pride, achievement of human genius, recognition, and high-tech capitalism. But we, the consumers, will pay a high price for it: abject ignorance (we're never taught that most diseases are due to a compromised immune system thanks to our false lifestyle), sinful dependance on high-tech medicine to only get symptoms alliviated--in most cases--, no real solutions for the unstoppable train of biological degeneration in the human body, etc.

      Yes, most chronic diseases are treatable with very inexpensive methods of rational and scientific natural treatments. But I am not implying here the false idea that in order to get results one has to keep bying natural products or supplements most of them of very low quality. The idea is understanding how disease evolves out of continuous violations to the biological laws that govern our bodies. And once the casue is traced, then it will be wise to remove it, and use non-invasive and natural procedures to assist the body to re-organize its jeopardized biology.

      In my course of more than 20 years of practise as a Naturopathic Practitioner and Orthomolecular Nutritionist, I have seen countless cases of people assisted by practitioners like me, and whose health conditions improved dramatically after been told by conventional physicians that their diseases had no ways to be reversed.

      I do see a need to have conventional medicine hanging around, for emergency, or course. But there is not healing in the current system of medicine. They do not believe in a biological approach to health and disease. Tech-medicine is more appealing for many reasons I will not delve in right here and now.

      Thank you!

      Good luck! :)

  50. QUESTION:
    What is the best pain medications and treatments for a dog with terminal bone cancer?
    My dog Rain, is a Basset/Lab mix. She was a rescue that was neglected and horribly treated as a young dog. She has had a terrible time with health and joints. You name it this dog has had it. Anyway she's NOW been diagnosed with Bone Cancer. Its aggressive and terminal. I Love all 7 of my dogs. She's in short, the hardest, most time consuming dog I have ever owned. I do love her and want to give her a comfortable end. I love her but in a dutiful way if you can understand. Its almost a relief and a blessing for me she is passing, I know that sounds so bad but if you would only know what it was like with her. She isn't that far gone yet, we are not pursuing chemo, and just want her comfortable till the end. I am contemplating pain meds for her are there more natural, holistic ones that have less side effect then the normally prescribed ones?
    yes my vet suggested the normal ones, I am asking for people that have gone through this previous what is the best way to go. I am in touch with the vet all the time for her and currently she is on a regular pain med.

    • ANSWER:
      First I want to say I am sorry to hear about your dog.
      When my dog was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) the vet specialist my vet sent me to prescribed Deramaxx.
      The med is expensive, but like you, I wanted to do all I could for him till it was time to say our goodbyes.
      It was a good med for him. He was on it for about 8 - 9 months.


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    i want to try something new similar to it,
    like is there anything similar enough to it where you can buy it at a drugstore ?
    dosent have to contain the same ingredients, all long as the products do the same thing.

    id prefer not to order it online, thats why im asking this question

    • ANSWER:
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  2. QUESTION:
    Why are Young Living Essential Oils so effective in natural healing?
    My friends and relatives use them all the time. It's the first thing we reach for in an emergency. It's a shame the big drug makers can't come up with something comparable without all those nasty side effects.

    • ANSWER:
      Gary Young is an uneducated huckster with a track record of arrests for health fraud. He has repeatedly inflated and falsified his education and credentials. His inability to recognize the limits of his knowledge and training contributed to the death of his own child. Sherman Johnson, M.D., medical director of The Young Life Research Clinic, deliberately administered a lethal dose of narcotics to a long-time friend, and then attempted to cover his actions by falsifying the death certificate. There is no reason to believe that either Young or Johnson has sufficient judgment, skill, or ethics to appropriately care for seriously ill patients. Young Living's essential oils cannot treat or cure any medical illness.
      Patients visiting the Young Life Research clinic can waste large sums of money on worthless treatments, and will gain only false hope. Patients risk being guided away from effective legitimate medical treatments. At best, their life will be needlessly complicated by the prescription of elaborate irrational regimens requiring overpriced products sold only by Young Living. At worst, patients may suffer direct harm from the misuse of essential oils and other dubious treatments.
      Treatment at the Young Life Research Clinic seems unwise and expensive. Proper medical care can be obtained elsewhere from legitimately educated, licensed, and experienced health care providers.
      Raindrop Therapy is potentially unsafe. Essential oils for aromatherapy use are available from many suppliers do not make ridiculous claims and whose prices are not inflated by dubious multilevel marketing practices.

      Please check out this website, which gives a complete history of this man and his products, etc. http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/young.html

  3. QUESTION:
    Do all natural organic oils help heal a scrapped knee?
    I have scrapped my knee pretty bad and it really hurts. It happened on the 3rd of July so it has been about 4 days. Because I work in an office and have to wear pants I put a dab of neosporin and a band aid over it. When I get off of work it looks really bad, real yellow and gooey. However when I am at home and it dries out it looks like a normal scab. I have been doing a lot of research and I keep reading that natural organic oils like helichrysum and lavender really do wonders. I am not sure if this is true and upon looking them up they are really expensive for an amount less than 2ml.
    I am also going on a 9 day cruise at the end of the month and I feel that that much sun exposure may be bad for scarring, etc. Any ideas or shall i just stick with neosporin and letting it air?

    • ANSWER:
      if i were you i would buy some raw organic coconut oil from your local health food store and rub that religiously and generously over the scraped knew.... change the bandaid / bandage regularly and watch it heal splendidly..... coconut oil is a natural antibacterial and will help your knee to heal in record time...... moisturise your face with it too ........ and keep that healthy glow.

      bless
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  4. QUESTION:
    Natural ways to promote scar-free healing?
    You get a cut..... are there ways to treat your skin to minimize scarring? Let's say it is on a joint....
    Move it as often as possible ...Or as little as possible?
    Keep it covered with a band-aid all of the time.... or give it fresh air more often?
    Any natural oils or products?

    Other ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Apply the oil daily and throughout the day until the scab forms.

      Apply the butter after the scab falls off.

  5. QUESTION:
    Should America permit the FDA to ban all herbs, supplements and natural healing aids?
    The American FDA plans to pass a new regulation giving them unlimited control over all natural, organic and holistic healing products and practices. This document is called “Docket No. 2006D-0480. Draft Guidance for Industry on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Products and Their Regulation by the Food and Drug Administration.”
    Given their attitude towards all such health options, it is likely that many, if not all, of the effective and inexpensive holistic alternatives available today would be literally forced off the market. This plan is not only intrusive, but also ridiculous- if the law is passed, vegetable juice would be considered a “drug”! Bottled water to treat “dehydration” would be a “drug”! Everything from massage oil, yoga mats, and simple green tea would almost certainly be outlawed or unfairly policed.
    Is this acceptable to us, the public? We alone have the ability to stop this regulation from becoming reality in a matter of weeks- the FDA accepts petitions and complaints only until April 30- then it is LAW.
    If you care about this affront to our freedom as consumers, please make your voice heard and ACT NOW! Also, you can read the full story here:

    http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_4803.cfm
    http://www.commonvoice.com/article.asp?colid=7018
    Remember: we have only 16 short days to act! Here is what you can do to let your voice be heard:

    1. Submit comments online. Be sure you include the Docket No 2006D-0480 with your comments.

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    5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061
    Rockville, MD 20852

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    Daniel Nguyen at 301-827-8971
    Ted Stevens at 301-594-1184
    Wayne Amchin at 301-827-6739

    4. In addition to the above comment submissions, write or call your representatives and senators! You can find the contact information for your representatives in the House and Senate here.
    Remember: we have only 16 short days to act! Here is what you can do to let your voice be heard:

    1. Submit comments online. Be sure you include the Docket No 2006D-0480 with your comments.

    2. You can also send comments via snail mail to:

    Dockets Management Branch (HFA-305)
    5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061
    Rockville, MD 20852

    3. You can call and chat up the following people and let them know what you think:

    Sheryl Lard-Whiteford at 301-827-0379
    Daniel Nguyen at 301-827-8971
    Ted Stevens at 301-594-1184
    Wayne Amchin at 301-827-6739

    4. In addition to the above comment submissions, write or call your representatives and senators! You can find the contact information for your representatives in the House and Senate here: http://www.conservativeusa.org/mega-cong.htm
    You can also visit this link to read the original report by Mike Adams, featured on the OCA website.

    http://www.newstarget.com/z021789.html

    • ANSWER:
      Greenthought,
      This is a guidance document only, not new regulations.
      This guidance document does not change anything. If you make disease claims for carrot juice, then it is subject to regulation as a drug. This is true right now, without this guidance document. If you make no disease claims, then you are OK.(Credit given to Michael Donaldson Ellensburg, WA USA)

      I sent the FDA this comment anyway:
      Regarding Docket No 2006D-0480 I completely oppose the FDA’s never ending attempts to reclassify vitamins, supplements, herbs and even foods so that you can regulate them. The informed public sees this as just another step in appeasing the pharmaceutical industry & their efforts to increase their profits by promoting a never ending list of deadly allopathic drugs under the guise of promoters of good health. http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/oc/dockets/comments/commentsmain.cfm?EC_DOCUMENT_ID=1451&SUBTYP=NEXT&CID=&AGENCY=FDA

      Here's what the National Health Federation had to say:
      http://www.thenhf.com/fda/fda_105/fda_105.htm

      HERE'S THE ONE'S YOU SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT:
      http://www.thenhf.com/government_affairs_federal.html

  6. QUESTION:
    Hyperthyroid cat and felimazole?
    Hi i ask this question before i just like to no has anyone had any sideaffect with using this treatment
    felimazole
    My cat has itchy skin it happen on just the one leg it itch that mush that he has loss is fur so before i go back to the vet for a check up i mwas thinking of using this product
    VetGold Cream 60ml
    VetGold™ is an all-natural Dead Sea product specially designed to promote the natural healing of dry, damaged and irritated itchy skin. VetGold is enriched with Dead Sea minerals, natural oils and natural plant extracts that rejuvenate, revitalise, moisturise and nourish the skin cells. VetGold does not contain any non-organic medicinal chemicals such as cortisone, steroids or synthetic vitamins which, with prolonged use, may cause harm.

    Also has one one use the other treatment like
    Carbimazole
    Radioactive iodine

    • ANSWER:
      not used ,but if you get the your cat mag there are chat rooms on there to ask questions or phone lines,i know it not much use but could help help

  7. QUESTION:
    What will happen to the earth once all the oil, natural gas, coal, diamonds, gold etc have been taken out?
    Surely the earth was made with all those elements in it for a reason. Will the earth just crumble in on itself because of all the hollow cavities left behind? There's going to be nothing left of it because man's just taking it all out and not worrying about the consequences. I'm very worried about our future generation because in a 100 years our kids kids are probably gonna be living on Mars, where there won't be trees, animals and all the other earthly things that we take for granted. I reckon what man has done to the earth is one of the main causes why all these natural disasters are happening more frequently, cos the earth is trying to shake us off so it can try heal itself (if that's even still possible at this stage!?), not to mention all the polution etc. HELP SAVE THE EARTH!!

    • ANSWER:
      Have no worries, the earth is made up of more than just the items you listed. Once those resources are gone, well there gone, the earth will still be here.

  8. QUESTION:
    I dyed my hair with L'oreal Feria Multi-Faceted Highlights, caramel Blonde?
    I went pretty wild with it and covered my entire already highlighted caramel hair and dyed dark hair with it. I left conditioner on my hair when finished, sat under a heater for 20 minutes to let the conditioner penetrate and then went to sleep. I always wake up in the middle of the night after putting trying to sleep with conditioner in because conditioner makes my head itch. I shockingly like the auburn locks I gave myself, very beautiful...and I am glad I let the conditioner sit in! I don't think I will wash my hair for at least 3 days to let natural oils heal my scalp and hair...but my main question is, when I put all my hair down (which is cut in a pob, posh bob) I have a blotched dye job on my right side from where I didn't let the hair dye sit long enough I suppose, I was getting scared because I know the formula had bleach in it and would be potent on my already processed hair. So since I like the color all over and am just a little insecure about the blotched part, should I
    just keep wearing it up for the next month then go to a salon to have it fixed over there, maybe with a toner? I know a salon will need to fix this issue, so please let me know how long I should wait, I've been doing a lot to my hair recently and I know it needs some breathing time!

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah, just wear it up for a month or so and then go get it fixed. It's great that you like the color you gave yourself though!

      Oh, and don't just do a ponytail every day- you'll get bored. Try buns, headbands and half ponytails, clips, etc.

      Good luck!

  9. QUESTION:
    Experiences with medicines for warts?
    When I was little I had warts, but now 15 years later within a few months I have had a massive breakout, 9 warts on my hands and breakout in my genitalia area, I am a naturally clean person I'm not sure how I got them, but I just recently ordered a medicine called Viralfree to help build my immune system and I purchased the terrasil max cream for a topical use. I wanted to know other peoples experiences with these medicines I have tried the all natural oils called Healing warts and it has like 5 ingredients burns like hell and doesnt work like it says it should.

    • ANSWER:
      As far as genital warts are concerned, Aldara is the cream of choice. It is available by prescription only and is rather pricey if you don't have insurance, but it is worth the money.

  10. QUESTION:
    Mole removal using pure healing?
    I have been using pure healing's mole treatment for 7 weeks now. On the bottle it says results hsould be seen in 3-6 weeks. It is an all natural oil that you are to rub on the mole 3 times daily, which i have been doing. Has anyone had any experience with this product? I am wondering if i should continue using or stop. I have seen no change in my moles.

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  11. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of dry hair?
    So I take really good care of my hair. I eat right. I don't straighten, dye, or kill it with chemicals. I condition I let it air dry. I let my hair get oily for the natural oils to heal my hair etc. BUT. There is this ONE spot that is just. dying. It's the chunk of hair underneath all my other hair on the back of my neck. There are split ends and it breaks really easily. and I dont know how to fix it.
    The only reason I can think that it might be that was is I have to wear my hair up 5 days a week for 8 hours a day. and i don't know.
    If someone could tell me how to get this dying patch of hair to reanimate itself, that'd be great.
    and I'm also wondering if there were maybe some up-do hairstyles that maybe doing damage my hair as much? and yes, i wear a scrunchy.

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    Suggestions for healing a scalp damaged by EASY STRAIGHT hair straightener?
    My scalp suffered severe damage from Easy Straight, the commercial hair straightener! My hair, which was incredibly thick and shiny (although very curly) has thinned and continues to fall out. My scalp is constantly burning and is irritated and itches. I don't really have dandruff so I know it's not a dandruff problem. I cut off all my hair so as to be able to put natural oils and stuff on my scalp hoping that that would heal it, but to no avail. Has anyone else experienced this and do they know of something that can help my scalp heal and come back to its original state (if not at least better).

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with her above. call the company and you can try putting tea tree oil on your scalp.

  13. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to get my hair to grow back thicker?
    I damaged my hair a lot last year by using a lot of heat, chemicals and teasing it, that my hair would break or would be torn out by all the hairspray and teasing. I can tell my hair is growing back, I am taking Biotin everyday, trying to have as much protein as I can, I don't use anymore heat or chemicals on my hair, I get it trimmed every 4 months, I use natural oil shampoos and conditioner and healing oil treatments and I soak my hair in cool water after every shower. My hair has grown since my last trim, but I noticed that the thickest my hair had been was around the age of 11 years old, I'm 20 now, and I know I killed it last year and I'm taking very good care of it, but will my hair grow back like how it was when I was 11? Because from around the age of 12 on, I started to dye my hair blonde and straighten it all the time. Even around the age of 15 I noticed that my hair didn't have the same texture like it used to. If I do nothing to my hair but keep it healthy, will it grow back as thick as it used to be or no?

    • ANSWER:
      Mane & tail shampoo/con. (walmart, amazon, kmart, Sallys) is great.

      I also read hot water makes your hair grow better, and so does heat. (not straightening or curling, but being outside in the heat)

      My tips:

      Massage your scalp everyday to make the blood flow. As well as holding your head upside down for 30 seconds a day.

      -Mix rosemary with cleansing shampoo and apply in your hair. It works as a good anti-dandruff treatment.

      -Massage the oil of arnica, marigold, rosemary and southernwood into the scalp. It is very useful in hair loss.

      -Make an aloe vera shampoo. When combined with wheat germ oil and coconut milk, aloe vera gel makes a shampoo to promote hair growth. Use the shampoo as often as you wash your hair.

      1.Drinking plenty of water and eating plenty of raw fruits and vegetables is probably the best way to achieving healthy hair.

      2.Vitamins B, C, F, zinc, iron, copper and protein are essential for hair growth.

      3. Brush your hair gently with preferably wooden brushes to increase hair growth.

      4.Boil 1 cup of celery leaves with stems, strain and add juice of 1 lemon. You can
      rinse your hair with this after washing your hair. It makes your hair look healthy
      and lustrous.

      5.Lavender oil has been shown to increase hair growth so massage the oil once a week and soak for 30 minutes before washing.

      6.If one wants to grow hair, trim the hair once every month.

      7.Never brush the hair when it is wet.

      8.Massage aloe vera gel over the scalp and leave it for about one hour. After this rinse the hair with warm water. It gives amazing results for hair growth.

      9.Rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar and sage tea helps in hair growth

      10.Boil rosemary leaves in water and use this water while washing your hair daily to improve hair growth.

      11.Massaging your scalp vigorously with your fingers promotes hair growth.

      12.Rinsing your hair with one juiced lemon and one cup of water is said to bring
      life and shine back to dull hair.

      13.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      14.Massage the scalp with egg yolk, leave for 1 hour and wash.

      15.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      16.Rinse hair with a mix of apple cider vinegar and sage tea to help hair grow.

      you don't need to get it cut every 6 weeks unless you notice breakage (split ends, fried hair, etc) if you notice this,& don't want it cut, use pantene breakage to strength. wash it with the shampoo, then let the con. sit for a few minutes to soak in. this will fix it up in a few washes :)

  14. QUESTION:
    couple questions about treating sunburns...any doctors or dermatologists with answers?
    1- okay so today i was at the grocery store and after commenting about how much my sunburn must hurt, one lady told me that she'd read somewhere that when you get a sunburn, you shouldn't shower or whatnot because itll wash off the natural oils trying to heal your skin...true or false?
    2- ive gotten sunburned a thousand and a half times and have had the attitude of "suffer and tough it out", but today i was wondering if some moisturizer would help heal it faster....any recommendations? there's all sort of moisturizers for dry skin and such, but i didnt really see any specifically for sunburns....advice please??
    thank you!! :)
    um, okay, thank you very much for being very rude. absolutely no need. you think i'm stupid? you think i didn't put on sunscreen? you dont know anything about me. and you haven't seen how sunscreen doesn't work on me. that is really, really rude, and i've been going through a tough time personally, so the last thing i need is to be laughed and yelled at. did you think how many people yell at me CONSTANTLY when sunscreen doesn't work on me? i am really offended, because that was really rude and mean and really hurts me.

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    Are there any organic or all-natural face washes that help clear breakouts?
    I've been having issues with my skin lately, as every teen does. It's nothing major - no severe breakouts - but I would prefer to get rid of blemishes and discoloration/small scars from zits. I like using organic or all-natural products - does any one know of a good product to use that helps heal blemishes, minimize discoloration, control oils, yet leave skin feeling soft and not dry?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey there,
      Those minor break outs can be a real pain! I think you're on the right track to use all natural and organic products. Clear skin could be a easy as eliminating petrochemicals and sulphates from your skin care regime.

      Botani have a good acne rescue kit that you may want to try, and it's not that expensive either. Mind you the acne rescue cream does have a bit of benzylalcohol

      Rosehip Oil has well known healing properties and lovely on your skin. Quite a quick and relatively inexpensive fix it.

      Another thing, be careful what type of make-up you use, if it has petrochemicals, it's probably blocking you're pores (even the water based non-comedone types). Try a mineral make up instead. Brands like Inika and Earthy Essences use Zinc Oxide which helps to heal the skin as well as provide a natural sunscreen.

      Good luck
      Sonya

  16. QUESTION:
    I need your guys' opinions.?
    Just felt like writing this.
    I'm tired of people always saying, "YOUR HAIR IS GOING TO FALL OUT."
    And I just ignore them, but now I finally have to say,
    NO IT FUCKING WON'T.
    I take VERY good care of my hair.
    I deep condition it everyday and use treatment on it once a week.
    And after I dye my hair I don't wash my hair for about 5 days because the natural oils of my hair heal it and strengthen it back to normal.
    If I didn't do that, sure, my hair would be SUPER damaged. But right now it feels completely normal, and even my hairdresser says it isn't damaged at all.
    Oh, and people need to get their facts straight. Hair doesn't "fall out". It breaks off. Theres a huuuuuuge difference.
    So some people need to shut their freaaaaking mouths.
    Bitchessss.
    oh, i dye my hair a lot.

    • ANSWER:

  17. QUESTION:
    What're some plant essential oils and herbals used to...?
    ... keep up a good focus and concentration and combat against depression and anxieties?

    I will probably get some of these natural-healing supplies tomorrow but first of all I need to do some reserach first.

    I know so far that lavender oil and chamomile tea can treat anxieties and St. John's wort can treat depression----are there any others can be used to treat these two conditions? I still don't know what oils and herbals can be used to keep up a good focus and concentration.

    PLEASE help!!! I need as much infomation as possible!!! THANKS!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Kava Kava is one of the main anti-anxiety herbs. It has a very quick calming effect on the nervous system with an uplifting, euphoric feeling. It is also a muscle relaxant and mild sedative. It is specific for anxiety, tension, stress, irritability and insomnia. Kava is very good for people whose mind races.

      Damiana (Turnera diffusa)

      This is a good nerve tonic which also has a restorative property. It can have a good calming effect and is also specific in cases of mild depression and anxiety. Damiana is also well known for its aphrodisiac properties.
      Scullcup (Scutellaria lateriflora)

      This is a relaxing and gentle sedative for the central nervous system. It is very good for nervous tension and for nervous exhaustion plus neurological and neuromotor problems.
      Verbena (Verbena officinalis)

      This is a relaxing nervous system tonic which is indicated for a wide range of nervous disorders including nervous exhaustion and stress.
      Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)

      This is a non-addictive sedative that relaxes the nervous system. It is especially helpful for nervous disorders such as heart palpitations, anxiety, convulsions, epilepsy, insomnia, and stress.
      Withania (Withaniasomnifera)

      This is an ayurvedic herb most commonly called Ashwaghanda. It is a very good tonic herb that is especially helpful for debility, and nervous exhaustion due to stress.

      Chelsea<3

  18. QUESTION:
    I found a great natural remedy for vaginal issues and just wanted to share!?
    I asked earlier about vaginal cuts/tears. Ended up going to an herbologist today to see about a natural remedy before having to spend the money on doctor's appt. When I asked the lady about it, she said "Oh, this happens to me all the time and I have a great remedy for it!" She gave me a bottle of wheat germ oil supplements and said to poke a hole in it and sqeeze the oil onto the affected area. (whether it be from sex, or accidentally scratching while inserting a tampon, rubbing on clothing, etc.) It's supposed to soothe right away and aide in healing. I was told that this product is also great for vaginal dryness, or chafing skin. She even suggested that I take 3 daily to improve my skin overall.... she had beautiful glowing skin by the way! She also told me that for cuts in general, you should use something oil based because the skin will absorb it better. There were lots of other great products there for natural healing of cuts/burns. Actually thinking about throwing out antibiotic ointments! I am so glad I decided to ask someone and she appreciated my honesty with her. I am excited to see how well the oil works. Just wanted to share this with everyone else who may deal with some of these issues.

    • ANSWER:
      lol Thanks!!!!:D

  19. QUESTION:
    Are we washing our face too much?
    please post
    1. # of times you wash face daily
    2.acne products or gentle cleanser or just plan water
    2. acne/blemishes #/level
    3.skin texture, healthy, dry, flaky, oily, disgusting lol?

    i just read some articles about not washing face for days or so. It just seems to make sense that we are putting too much chemical to our skin everyday using cleanser, BPlotion, etc...
    our body should be able to retain certain natural oil to protect our skin and help all healing of acne/blemishes as long as you have good immunity in your body.

    people can comment on others or if you have any theories on this. i think that maybe every time you wash even with water, is irraiting the facial skin.. not to mention scrub off the natural oil to protect your skin.

    • ANSWER:
      i was my face 2 time a day
      i just use morning burst which is i think clean and clear.
      i have some acne not that much thoough
      and

      my skin is healthy.. it gets oily if i dont wash it though

  20. QUESTION:
    Red marks left by spots after roaccutane (accutane)?
    I finished my treatment of Roaccutane about 2 years ago, but i've noticed that since my treatment my skin has been much more prone to scarring. Not traditional acne scars (in sense that there is no indent) they are flat red marks. I had many of these left once I finished my treatment and it took more than a year for most of them to go. I now find that once I get a spot, even though the spot goes down, the red mark stays for a few months.
    Originally i think the reason that my skin marked so easily was because it was very dry after the treatment and the natural oils weren't replenished so my skin could not heal. Because of this i started using Tea Tree oil moisturizer from the Body Shop and a few of their other products which have worked fairly well, but they still take a long time to go away. I'm reluctant to try apple cider vinegar and water (which is what many people recommend) because i think this is likely to make me break out in spots and i don't want to risk having a face full of red marks for the next 4 months.

    So, after all that, anyone got any ideas of how I can get rid of them?

    And if not, has anyone else had the same problem with roaccutane, as i know my sister has as well?

    Thankyou for any help!

    • ANSWER:
      its normal for a few days

  21. QUESTION:
    Suggestions to recover scalp damaged by Easy Straight hair straightener?
    My scalp suffered severe damage from Easy Straight, the commercial hair straightener! My hair, which was incredibly thick and shiny (although very curly) has thinned and continues to fall out. My scalp is constantly burning and is irritated and itches. I don't really have dandruff so I know it's not a dandruff problem. I cut off all my hair so as to be able to put natural oils and stuff on my scalp hoping that that would heal it, but to no avail. Has anyone else experienced this and do they know of something that can help my scalp heal and come back to its original state (if not at least better).

    • ANSWER:
      I had a chemical burn from hair bleach, and but veg oil on it, then raw eggs mixed with bananas and oatmeal...sounds gross but really calmed down the irritation and made my hair shiny and healthy...good luck!

  22. QUESTION:
    Is it okay to clean my stretched earlobes like this (please read)?
    I recently stretched from a 6g to a 4g using porcelain tapers and plugs (that's all I had). I woke up in the middle of the night because my right lobe was a bit swollen and warm. This has happened before but it went away after a few days.

    Ok, so when I cleaned my lobes, I did a sea salt soak and put vitamin E around the hole because it looked dry. I also use lavander (natural) oil for the inflamed one. I figured it would help it heal faster since I did a paper about it's healing powers in school.

    Is this ok to use? I've done it before and so far so good. Anybody else try that?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. Sounds like you are taking good care of it and stretching the right way :)

  23. QUESTION:
    how to get an even skin complexion?
    Hi, everyone I was just wondering how would i getta even skin tone complexion? I have sorta rough looking skin like and i'm thinking it's from using to much soap like and my skin is so dry but oily it gets like red feeling irritated and all my natural oils are not working properly because i used to get really oily on my nose and cheeks and now it's like no natual oils are....i was wondering would exfoilate work well? Because it doesn't feel like my face (cheeks and nose) are so dry it doesn't feel like my skin is breathing there would someone give me a good skin care thing for my skin to heal and bring back it's normal looking skin texture and color again please i know as we age skin changes and all but i need something to bring it's healthy looking way it's self again... i smoke and only drink sometimes. I just turned 21... So I'm asking what would make my face on my cheeks and nose to feel like my skin is breathing again... i don't use soap anymore because i don't have anymore natural oils to keep it moist and i use moisturzer lotion now after i shower... and is they're always a way to heal your skin ontop? Let me mention if my skin from using soap that made my face so dry would that cause redness because i don't think i have roscea because if my skin feels messed up from soap and dryness that would also cause redness in the cheeks and nose because that's kinda part of my senstive areas and i also have sensitive skin so i just wondering i needa find something to heal my skin back to normal thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Clinique products are great for all skin types ( especially sensitive ) so it will not irritate your skin while one of their exfoliaters can get rid of your dry complexion. Then use clarisonic refreshing gel cleanser to unclog oily skin.

      Make sure you keep drinking plenty of water and eat fruit & vegetables , also have regular face masks which contain oatmeal, honey and mango. This will help build up to that perfect complexion !!

  24. QUESTION:
    why is my face blotchy, cracked, and red?
    Well ok im sure i'm not the only one going through this well im 21 now and it's been happening since i was about 20 so alil more than a year its so cracked and like blotchy red exspecially when i get out of the shower it's like a not comfortable really... I'm thinking the soap i use caused this problem cuss soap always made my face feel very dry and tight and if i smiled it would have a crease in my smile were my cheeks are... so after during the day i guess my face would get a bit oily ish kinda but it's a mix of dryness and oil and my face is so cracked and blotchy looks very weird like my natural skin has been dieing or something lol i've been using NIVEA MENS SENSITIVE FACE WASH AND NIVEA MENS LOTION MOISTURIZER for a couple of weeks feels a bit better than soap but the feeling still feels uncomfortable like and i know my face is getting weird looking. Just wondering how could i maybe heal my skin back to normal again? Is it from to much stress, or just getting older? So IDK maybe the soap been killing away my natural oils from my face were it became so dry it made it crack and become blotchy red... and a year ago i went out suntaning at the beach and i put water on my face like 8 times and i would keep doing this till the sun dryed out the water on my face and keep doing it and i got home showered that's when i started seeing the blotchy redness and the cracked looking skin... i know soap could of harm it as well... any advice would be very preciative for whomever had this before too thanks for reading! BTW forgot to mention its on my cheeks and nose like the most sensitive areas for me... mom says it isn't rosacea w/e... but those areas feel like tight and blotchy and cracked uncomfortable... and does going outside and doing things help? Cuss i stay inside all day, and maybe excersing, i drink water... i eat pretty healthy i smoke newports(menthol). i used to drink coffee kinda stopped for about month or two...
    During the day my face isn't like Dark red, but it does look like i gotta suntan or something red... during the night my face Is kinda red looking uneven skin tone, blotchy, and cracked skin... just for alil more INFO thanks! cheeks and nose area sensitive for me.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be rosacea, which causes lots of vivdly red, broken veins to appear on your skin, or perhaps eczema, which makes the skin very itchy and uncomfortable. The best thing to do is see your GP or a doctor, who can tell you definitely what it is and they will then probably refer you to a skin specialist. Hope this helps & that you will feel better soon!

  25. QUESTION:
    My hair is Frizzy, Poofy, Coarse, Curlyish, Wavy, and UGLY. What do I do?
    I was born with naturally thick hair all my life. I have to use a Straightener EVERY single day because my hair is so frizzy and poofy and just plain UGLY.

    Here's what I do: I brush my hair usually before I take a shower, rinse hair, use Tresemme Heal Split Ends Shampoo, rinse, use Tresemme Moisture Rich Conditioner, brush hair while conditioner's still on leave on for about 4 or 5 minutes and rinse. I towel dry (I never Blow-Dry) and squeeze dry with towel too. Then I brush my hair and let it airdry. When it dries it is EXTREMELY poofy and wavy. I hate it! I wash my hair about 4-5 times a week because I heard it's not healthy to wash it every day because it takes a way all your natural oils or something. I need to know what to do about it without using a straightener every day or using a whole bunch of serums and deep conditioners because I'VE ALREADY TRIED IT!!! Even anti-frizz gel doesn't work on my hair. Please help!!??

    • ANSWER:
      You may still be washing it too much. I've got the same type of hair and find it usually only needs to be washed twice a week, 3 times at the absolute maximum. Also, letting it air dry is going to make it poof. If you really can't stand blowing it dry, and it's long enough to do so, pull it back in a bun while it dries. It'll take longer to dry, and the waves will still be there, but the poof should be minimized a bit. You also might want to consider having it relaxed, but even then you'll quite possibly still need to use the iron at least after it's gotten wet.

      The other option is to wear it curly. I've found that type of hair will take curls a lot more easily than straightening. Curly hair can be every bit as pretty as straight hair if you go about it the right way, and even though it would still take some work it might be less of an uphill battle.

  26. QUESTION:
    How can I help my dog stop itching?
    We have a 4 year old mixed breed. She usually scratches & sheds her fur constantly (since we live in a tropical place it's hot all year, so she sheds more often) but when summer time comes the it gets way worse. The heat drives her crazy! She scratches her backside so hard she gets a bald spot near her tail. Also under her chin, we are checking her constantly to treat her quickly before she gets open wounds.

    We've used an oatmeal shampoo that actually helps her and controls the itch for a few days. We've also used pure aloe (take a peace of aloe, clean it up and either keep it in chunks or make a paste. Keep it cool on the fridge & it's a great remedy for skin conditions), rubbing some on the most affected areas, which actually help her heal really fast. But still, she keeps scratching like crazy and it breaks my heart to see her like that.

    So, my questions are:

    1- How many times can I give her a bath?
    (I've heard that giving a dog with long fur baths too close & often may actually harm them creating some fungus or drying up their skin by getting rid of their natural oils)

    2- What else can I do to help her stay cool and calm her itchy skin?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like allergies. My Airedale had them and they always got worse in the summer. I shaved her down for the summer just so I could see the areas she was scratching before she got them bleeding. After I took her for a walk I would hose her down. When she went came back in from pottying I would wipe her down with a damp towel. I bathed her weekly. I would get her a steroid shot in the spring and then again in the summer. I know, steroids aren't good for dogs (or humans) but she was miserable and I tried a lot of different homeopathic products. If she did get the area bleeding I washed the area with a Betadine shampoo and then, when dry rub some hemorrhoid cream on the area. Hemorrhoid cream will help with the itching, help with any swelling and taste bad so it will deter the dog from licking and chewing on the area.

      Also, watch her feet. Dogs with allergies tend to lick and chew on their feet. Washing the dogs feet with Sulfadine can help this.

      Hopes this helps:)

  27. QUESTION:
    Do you think this sounds like a safe way to remove moles? I found this ointment on line & would like to try...?
    Directions for all types of Moles:

    Do not open Wart Mole Vanish cream until ready to use.
    Stir thoroughly and use immediately!
    Clean mole with provided antibacterial solution using cotton swab or wash with soap and water.
    MOLES: Scratch (rough up) entire mole surface with supplied emery board and/or toothpick. DO NOT POKE! Do not scratch skin surrounding mole. Scratching should be hard enough so that when WART & MOLE VANISH cream is applied it will penetrate mole surface, but not so hard as to make it bleed. Scratching is the most important part! You may need to pinch a flat mole between your fingers to rough it up, so if you can't use both hands, ask a friend to help you. Try not to rough up the skin around the mole.
    RAISED MOLES 1/8" - 1/4" (3-6mm) or more may need 2 back to back treatments.
    FLAT Moles will need only one treatment. (APPLY ONLY A THIN LAYER OF WMV CREAM!)
    Open Wart Mole Vanish cream bottle and stir contents thoroughly with applicator stick. DO NOT USE COTTON SWAB. (Re-hydrate if necessary to a watery cream)
    Using tip of applicator stick, apply a thin layer of Wart Mole Vanish cream until surface of mole is fully covered. Use only enough Wart Mole Vanish cream to cover the affected area and do not apply to the surrounding skin. (A little goes a long way.) Replace bottle top.
    Allow Wart Mole Vanish cream to remain for 20 minutes. There should be a moderate to strong stinging sensation lasting 5-10 minutes. Mole should turn dark brown or black.
    Swelling and or redness around mole is normal.
    Gently wash off white dried Wart Mole Vanish cream with water or a wet cotton swab.
    Raised moles 1/8" - 1/4" (3-6mm) or more may require more than one treatment to remove mole completely. Repeat steps 3-9 now, or wait 1-3 weeks for the scab to fall off and then repeat steps 1-9. Flat moles will need only one treatment.

    A SCAB should form within 24-48 hours. Be careful not to remove scab prematurely! You can wash and bathe normally. We recommend pure NATURAL VITAMIN E OIL (D-α-Tocopherol), fresh Aloe Vera or an antibiotic cream!
    Wait 1-3 weeks (up to 5 weeks is normal for large moles) for scab to fall off naturally.
    Be Patient! Under no circumstances disturb or remove the scab. It should loosen and fall off naturally.

    Important Notes:
    If bleeding occurs while scratching, WAIT as long as it takes to stop the bleeding completely before applying cream.
    If stinging sensation is not felt, it means Wart Mole Vanish cream has not penetrated the mole and the application will fail or provide only a partial result. Scratch deeper and reapply.
    Redness and swelling on skin around treated mole is a natural occurrence, indicates healing is progressing and quickly disappears.
    Pink or red tissue is normal after scab falls off. Normally, the pinkness will fade as the tissue becomes environmentally conditioned. Skin tones normally balance out within 30 days although some people may require several months for skin tones to return to normal.
    Generally speaking, the use of an antibacterial cream to prevent infection may also reduce the risk of scarring and promote faster healing. PURE NATURAL VITAMIN E OIL (D-α-Tocopherol) is highly recommended!
    Avoid contact with normal skin. Should contact occur, simply wipe off with wet cotton swab or, scrape off with unused end of applicator stick, then immediately wash the area with water.
    USE WITH CHILDREN: Wart Mole Vanish can be used with children as long as they can sit patiently while undergoing the application procedure. The stinging sensation can be significant for sensitive children. Caution is advised. Contact us for more information about the use with children.
    IF MIXTURE DRIES UP, it may be possible to rehydrate. Use applicator stick to add a little water at a time to bring to original creamy consistency. (This may or may not work)

    Precautions
    Wart & Mole Vanish cream is for external use only. People with significant immune deficiencies or healing disorders such as keloid scars must consult a physician before using this product.

    If Wart Mole Vanish cream gets into eyes, flush thoroughly with water. If unusual discomfort arises, consult a physician. Keep out of reach of children.

    Whenever attempting to manipulate or change the dermis one should expect that a blemish or scar may result. In most circumstances the use of the product will result in a minor and temporary blemish that normally fades away within 90 days.

    Please note: You must be 18 years or older to purchase and use this product. For children, adult supervision is required.

    • ANSWER:
      Personally, I do not believe any mole should be treated like a 'wart'
      a wart is a virus and doesn't belong on your body.
      Generally moles are part of who you are and can turn cancerous.

      Moles also are vascular and grow beneath the surface.

      Personally I believe they should be treated by a professional and will most likely grow back because they are below the surface was well.
      Plus if you mess with moles you tend to disturb them and can cause trauma.

  28. QUESTION:
    how do i heal very dry cracked skin?
    Ok, here's the problem well i take one shower in morning and @ night... but i believe either it dryed the heck out of my skin because it felt dry from soaps from being to clean i guess on my face well my sensitive areas on my face are like bright red all the time my nose and cheeks it's kinda sometimes gone but i pretty sure 98% that soap is been to drying and making it red irritated cuss i have senstive like rough skin... and it's like cracked and wrinklyish looking like... What's a great product that well make my skin feel more hydrated and not have this gross feeling like from dryness... and im pretty sure is isn't roscea or ezema but it sure make it looks like it... i have no natural oils anymore on my face i used to but it's been all dryed out now and it's like i wanna goto the beach but my skin is sooo dry it would prob make it worse hope i made myself clear on all of this about details... but all im asking is something that well make my face feel hydrated or feel clear and breathe i seem that achole soap from nivea mens worked alright but i heard alcohol isn't very good i just like the cool feeling of it is what i mean something different like lotion or something? just feels very uncomfortable not really itchy sometimes cuss i have sensitve skin but not really... HELP PLEASE skin healer something and well make skin recover from all the cracked looking skin? i stopped using the soap btw just niveas mens senstive skin wash, than moisurizer after shower.
    Oh yeah let me add does warm hott steam cause redness? and my cheeks and nose are always cracked like an like tan looking red and at night its like a red cracked skin looks horrible only 21 yrs old male. just need some hydrating skin healer for damaged skin it looks like. thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    Choosing an all natural cat food?
    I have 5 indoor cats, 4 male 1 female. They were all on Felidae, when they all got feline acne from the foods oils reaching their chins. This was confirmed cause by our vet. While they were all healing, I also had a cat with an eye ulcer, and recommended by the vet was to put them all on a simple cat food until all is cleared up. Now that that time is here, I am looking for the best all natural soultion for my boys n girl. Felidae is out becuz of the oils. (although i just loved the results) I work at a specialty pet store, and we sell lots of all natural foods. I am trying to decide between4 choices.
    I would like some opinions on the brands I have choosen to try. I have Innova EVO, which ive heard horrifying things about, California natural, and Halo spots stew. We also sell hunds n flocken or whatever that is. Can any one give me some insight on these foods, and what you think is best for a purely dry food cat family? Also, if there are other options out there, feel free to inform
    First of all i have to say that I am not an inexperienced cat owner. I have studied felines for the past 9 years of my life, and have also been a cat rescue manager and feral handler/tamer for over 3 years now. I choose to feed my cats dry food based on my own studies and previous experience. I have had 2 cats in the past that died from nothing but old age, 22 and 24 years of age. (people years of course) and they were on nothing but dry food. An occasional canned wet food is given to my cats, but i would never give them a consistent diet with wet food, and i have my own reasons. And yes, the oils from Felidae did cause the acne on the cats chin. It was not a severe case. I do not and never have used plastic feeding bowls, as that is just common knowledge around here. Do not assume that my cats are in any way in bad shape,over weight or anything else you can come up with.
    Oh, and about the teeth..i brush them all daily. And they get a professional cleaning once a year, and i have nothing but good praise on the wonderful shape and condition of all 6 of their mouths.

    • ANSWER:
      Your post was great untill I came to the catch.
      'a purely dry food cat family' This is most of your problem
      The best dry foods that I know are out there is ebvo or wellness core because of them having no grains but canned is better for the overall health of your carnivores.The grains cannot be processed by many cats and the ehydrating factors of dry lead to many problems.. Raw is also an option and if interested, you can email for links
      Nutrition since there are so many bad things out there is very important to your cat’s health
      Contrary to what you may have heard; dry foods are not a great thing to feed a cat.
      Please read the label on what you are feeding? What are the ingredients? Do you know what they mean? Is the first ingredient a muscle meat like chicken or is it meal or other things? Learn what meal and other things mean here.
      http://www.catinfo.org/#Learn_How_To_Rea...

      Dry foods are the number 1 cause of diabetes in cats as well as being a huge contributing factor to kidney disease, obesity, crystals, u.t.i’s and a host of other problems. Food allergies are very common when feeding dry foods. Rashes, scabs behind the tail and on the chin are all symptoms of food allergies probably from the grains. Constipation? Dry food, not enough moisture. Blockages? Again not enough moisture in the food and you are risking something serious. People on this board say feed fiber but this is a cat not a dog and cats are obligate carnivores unlike dogs an they don't eat cereal and don't need fiber.
      The problems associated with Dry food is that they are loaded with carbohydrates which many cats (carnivores) cannot process. Also, Most of the moisture a cat needs is suppose to be in the food (Cats are not naturally big drinkers) but in
      Dry, 95% of it is zapped out of dry foods in the processing. Another thing, most use horrible ingredients and don't use a muscle meat as the primary ingredient and use vegetable based protein versus animal. Not good for an animal that has to eat meat to survive.
      You want to pick a canned food w/o gravy (gravy=carbs) that uses a muscle meat as the first ingredient and doesn't have corn at all or grains at least in the first 3 ingredients if at all. Fancy feast is a middle grade food as it uses a muscle meat as the first ingrediant. 9lives, friskies whiskas are lower grade canned but still better then dry and wellness and merrick upper grade human quality foods.
      Many foods are not mentioned here but if you read the labels you wiull know if it is qualaty. The price offers no guideline.
      The optimum food to feed cats has no grains whatsoever, cats have no use for them and many have trouble processing them as well as the carbs. IBD is another disease that is rapidly becoming common amoung cats because of the inappropriate diets being fed.
      Also, dry food is not proven to be better for teeth. Does a hard pretzel clean your teeth or do pieces of it get stuck? Why do people constantly repeat this old wives tale and put teeth over the organs like the kidneys?? (I have no clue) http://www.felinefuture.com/nutrition/bp...

      Please read about cat nutrition.
      http://www.newdestiny.us/nutritionbasics...
      http://www.catinfo.org/feline_obesity.ht...
      http://maxshouse.com/feline_nutrition.ht...

  30. QUESTION:
    I went through a very traumatic experience with Acne (Accutane). I need help with choosing new makeup...?
    I've researched Almay and Physicians Formula...but I'm not sure if they are equal or if one is superior to the other. I want to use something natural, oil free, non-comodogenic, and hypo-allergenic. I would also love if it would help heal some of the blemishes I have. Almay and Physicians Formula both have promising claims for all these criteria. What I need help with most is concealer and foundation. I also get bags under my eyes sometimes and so if either brand has a concealer or foundation that will do that in addition, that would be fabulous. I don't like to wear makeup that cakes on or is thick...needs to be light, look and feel natural. I appreciate your help...Thanks!
    P.S. I have tried RAW minerals and don't like it. Too many layers. I just want to use a simple cream foundation and concealer. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm so sorry about your Accutane experience!! I also went on it and it although it temporarily cleared up acne, it left my skin quality worse than before. I'm really big on flax seed oil, etc, to try to naturally replenish the good oils that our bodies need and that Accutane pulled out. But anyway....

      I use Neutragena Healthy Skin oil-free makeup + sponge applicator (recommended by my dermatologist) and that works really well. There's another oil-free Neutragena one with soy that claims to even out your skin tone over time, but I never saw it and it was a bit too shiny during the day.

      And last week I went to a conference and left my makeup at home (a panicky moment for an acne-scarred girl!) My hotel was next to a Whole Foods and I picked up MineralFusion mineral powder that I actually really like. It's not the heaviest coverage but it gives a consistent tone to my whole face and feels very clean. And there aren't multiple layers - just brush it on. And you can spray a hydrating mist on top of it if it looks too heavy. I'm thinking of dropping the Neutragena...

      For concealer, I use Pure Cover from Aromaleigh Cosmetics. It's a mineral makeup you order online, but it works really well. Just make sure you check yourself in natural light before you leave the house :) It can be powdery and I get carried away with the concealer brush. There are probably other brands, but that's the one I've tried, and it's not very expensive. Normal brands tend to be either medicated, which is too drying, or too oily/heavy.

      I would NOT try Bare Minerals. When it works, it really does work, but it can cause HORRIBLE cysts in a subset of people. Part of the problem is how fine they grind the mica, and they also use bizmuth oxychloride.

      Anyway, good luck!!!

  31. QUESTION:
    anyone know a good natural remedy for cat scratches all over my legs?
    lavender oil? arnica cream? something to help them heal up a bit quicker!! any ideas? my kitten's a nutter and they're a little unsightly especially considering it's coming up to summer and I want to get my legs out!!
    any answers gratefully received!
    not getting rid of the cat, you smart arses!!

    • ANSWER:
      Get premium Lavander oil and mix it with Olive Oil, extra virgin and first cold press, in a proportion 50:50, and apply gently to the affected area after cleaning it with warm water and salt.

      Do this for 3-5 days, twice a day, and you'll be fine.

  32. QUESTION:
    Rapid cycling result treatment of bipolar disorder = not bipolar?
    I have been diagnosed bipolar.
    My doctor asked me a few questions that i answered and then said i was bipolar
    Perscriptions DONT ever work for me ever, at ages 12-13 ritalin, concertta, etc. made life miserable, no one seems to listen.
    Took Resperidal (Resperidone) made me unconscious pretty much, slept 18 hours a day, etc., horrible, waste of time money, and my life.
    Stopped taking medications - looking for natural healing, vitamins such as omega 3 fatty acids (fish oil pills) and a few other natural vitamins, took them for two days and was driven to insanity....crying, wanting to not be a part in anything, 5 minutes later, fine. i was scared in the bath tub scared....the noise of the jets and the water running were abnormal and frightened me i was screaming things like that happen now (since the experimenting with hallucinogenics; diagnosed bipolar beforehand) However, the point is, apparantly rapid cycling isn't the result of a vitamin based natural healing for bipolars. It is something else
    I have been trying to figure out all of this for a year now. I do not understand.
    I need to know what has happened and what i can do, lots of symptoms for different things i think i may have bottom line fucked myself up for having a mood disorder and then experimenting, and, now something has been induced by it. Things. Were. Never. Like. This. I didn't act this way, i didn't talk this way, and I didn't think this way.
    Everyone thinks I'm crazy now my ex boyfriend(who indeed, is religious to his little psychadelics) thinks that i'm a mild paranoid schizophrenic, he studies psychology but only for 2 years and well 2 classes...and is a deceptive coniving, lying, self-ish actor, pretty much...so I'm not going by what he says....watching me gradually get progressively worse, claims that. And has only known me for about a month before things....started being like this before i started acting like this because, you guessed it he was an influence of the hallucinogenics.
    I do not know what this is and i want to know how to make it go away but i'm probobly going to have to defeat it on my own.
    If theres anyone whos educated i can talk to, not idiotic, and not pro druging innocent people, it would be highly appreciated.
    Any websites, advice, relaible information is great as well
    Sorry that this is so long, and on so many subjects I didn't notice and kinda got carried away and thank you for anyone who puts there time in to read it
    yeah omgsunny or w.e
    that helps when i had a boyfriend
    i have not one
    and im surrounded by gross idiots

    • ANSWER:
      sex

  33. QUESTION:
    What else can make a dog itch with rash all over besides food allergies?
    He has extreme food allergies and I am very careful about what he eats. He was given some cheap dry food two weeks ago and is still all broken out and itching. he is getting 25 mg benadryl three times a day, baths with oatmeal and baking soda, extra fish oil on his natural lamb and vegetable dog food and I have been using a healing spray from the feed store and trimmed and rounded out his nails but he is still scratching like crazy and has bleeding sores on his head which I am afraid will scar as he is white.
    Thank you to all who responded, but perhaps all the directions to see a vet were a bit redundant. If I had access to a vet, would I be asking this question in the first place? I live in a remote area of the desert and do not have a vet or anything like that but do have a medical background pertaining to humans, hence the part about the steroids. Again, thanks to all who answered.

    • ANSWER:
      Poor thing! My German Shepherd has food allergies, and of all things she's allergic to fish! You might change out the fish oil and use flax seed instead. It doesn't have as much of the fatty acids that fish oil does, but if your dog is having an allergic reaction to the fish, that may be your only option.

      Another thing to consider is that it's spring, and grass and pollen allergies occur in dogs. Has he been rolling around on the grass lately?

      You should really get him an Elizabethan collar. They sell them at the stores and the vet's. Make sure you get one that either snaps closed, or has interlocking tabs. Otherwise, his constant itching won't allow his sores to heal, and they could become infected. Clean them with peroxide and slather them with neosporin. He'll probably end up wiping most of it off, but at the least it should help keep the wounds clean.

      I'd completely stop the sprays and baths and such. Quite often, overdoing those will only worsen skin irritations. They're loaded with chemicals. Not good for a sensitive canine!

      Since you don't know exactly what he's allergic to, I'd recommend putting him on a bland diet of chicken and brown rice (unless you know for sure that he's allergic to either of those ingredients). It's called the elimination diet, where you start with the basics and slowly add new things to see if it causes a reaction. It can take several weeks, but it would help his body rid itself of all the allergens that his body is fighting right now, making him miserable.

      Also, restrict his outdoor time to potty time only, so he doesn't have a chance to get anything on his coat and skin that could make him itchy. Wash all his bedding with hypoallergenic detergent. Sweep and mop tile floors with hot water and bleach.

  34. QUESTION:
    Is this a good essay on man vs nature?
    I have to write an essay on who is crueler man or nature is this good

    Who is more cruel:
    Man or Nature

    Man and nature are two different forces that act alike in many ways, nature has many dangerous attributes or forms such as a tsunami or an earthquake but it can also be peaceful and harmless such as a butterfly. Man has traits that resemble the one’s previously stated some are evil and selfish, others peaceful and generous.Some say man is far more cruel than nature others disagree, but why do most people think man is crueler than nature ?

    Nature is equivalent to the natural world and refers to the phenomena of the physical world, and also to life in general. Nature can positively influence humans and everything existing, for example rain can help fertilize the soil for better growth of plants and similarly the sun’s light provides energy to green plants through photosynthesis. Although nature acts positively in many ways it also acts in a negatively.
    For example volcanoes release boiling hot magma that destroys land and causes deaths, in 1815 a volcano erupted in Indonesia which killed approximately 92,000 people. Similarly this year there was an earthquake in Haiti on the 12th of January that had a magnitude of 7.0 and killed about 230,000 people,left 1,000,000 people homeless and had 52 aftershocks with a magnitude of about 4.5.

    Man represents all homo sapiens or all humans that existed in the past and present time.Like nature, man has many positive influences to help develop a better world, for example many people study medicine to help heal people from diseases and injuries and some become enforcers of the law and protect the citizens of an area from criminals breaking the law. In contrast many other humans act negatively by disobey laws or causing chaos. For example Adolf Hitler was a very cruel german leader who believed that people that people who were handicapped or physically disabled or believed in a different religion did not deserve to live,he sent soldiers to capture them and kill them using a gas chamber and/or other cruel ways of death. Some humans also cut down trees and rain forests just to open a factory. Some overuse non-renewable resources which we can never regain( coal,oil,natural gas etc.) carelessly without thinking about the environment they are polluting and the after math of the situation. What really strengthens my opinion that man is far more cruel than nature is because unlike nature man has a conscience on whether or not to something.

    In conclusion nature and man both influence the world positively and negatively equally throughout our current generation and the ones of the past, what really strengthens my opinion that man is far more cruel than nature is because unlike nature man has a conscience on whether or not to something.
    Thank you,This is an essay we have to write(in grade 9) do you think i should hand this in, is there anything better i could add

    • ANSWER:
      Its not bad, spell and grammer check it. And man is crueler. Just my opinion. Not only for the point you brought up at the end but the earth gives back. Humans take and take. Barely giving back anything. So I guess I'm agreeing with you. I personally think the earth should shake human kind off like fleas. We are a virus that do nothing but infect and multiply. And take up resources.

  35. QUESTION:
    can anyone help me look for some rationales for these certain black folk remedies? i cant seem to find any!!?
    SPANISH MOSS (Also referred to as Crape-moss and Old man's beard)

    When boiled, the concoction is used to bathe swellings and also relieve pains
    associated with rheumatism
    Boiled (when green) - drink the "tea" for easy delivery at childbirth
    Increases the flow of mother's milk
    Assists in promoting the delivery of the "afterbirth"
    Taken twice daily to "clean out" after giving birth
    When green, can be put in shoes to lower blood pressure
    When crushed, apply to hemorrhoids
    When tied around the neck, it relieves sprained neck
    VITAMIN E OIL

    Apply twice a day for herpes to encourage the healing process
    Avoid eating peanuts during this time since they work against the natural healing
    in the body
    CAYENNE PEPPER

    Mix some cayenne pepper with aloe juice and rub over sore muscles or arthritic
    joints
    Also good for bee stings
    ALOE VERA

    Aids the healing of burns and sores
    Can also be taken internally for stomach disorders
    BAKING SODA

    For acid stomach, make a drink of ½ teaspoon baking soda and a few drops
    of lemon juice in ½ cup warm water
    LEECHES

    Many rheumatism specifics are found in Negro "leechcraft"
    Leeches are used in many modern orthopedic facilities today to keep the
    circulation in injured limbs and digits from gumming up during the healing process
    BLACK DOG

    Grease stewed from a black dog is a helpful cure for rheumatism, though some
    say it should be put on in the dark of the moon to be most effective
    RATTLESNAKE SKIN

    A snake skin, especially the skin of a rattlesnake, dried and tied around the
    wrist or leg is good for rheumatism
    Worn around the waist, it will prolong life
    The flexibility of the snake may have been the quality which first suggested its
    use to cure stiffness
    BUZZARD FEATHERS

    For rheumatism, asthma, and "jerking fits" (epilepsy), two wing feathers of a
    buzzard are effective if burned under the nose and the smoke inhaled
    SILVER DIME

    A coin, especially a (silver) dime, worn about the neck or ankle will surely stop
    rheumatism
    GARLIC

    Used to regulate blood pressure and relieve cramps
    Crush one clove of garlic in a glass of hot milk and drink quickly
    EELSKIN

    Tie the hair up with eelskin to make it grow
    Wear it around the head to cure headache
    If worn about the wrist, it will relieve pain there
    Rubbing the part of an aching back with an eelskin is an effective relief
    WOODLICE

    Sew "live woodlice" into a pouch and hang around baby's neck to relieve pain and
    fever associated with "teething"
    When the woodlice die, the teeth come through
    Currently used in the rural south
    The "woodlouse" is the Porcellio scaber
    Not to be confused with white ants or termites

    Chicken-pox
    Go into the chicken house and let the chickens fly over you, or simply push the
    patient backward into the henhouse.

    Chills and Fever
    Cut a notch in a piece of wood for every chill you have had, blow on it, and throw
    it into a running stream where you never expect to pass again. Go home without
    looking back, and you will have no more chills.

    Typhoid
    Typhoid fever may be cured by taking a bath in steeped peach leaves, while a
    young black chicken is split open and applied bloody and hot to the chest.

    Backache
    Let a child who has never seen his father or the seventh daughter of anyone walk
    across your back.

    Toothache
    Pick an aching tooth with a splinter (from the north side of a pine tree that has been
    struck by lightning) and throw the sliver into running water.

    Hiccoughs
    May be cured by holding your breath and taking nine swallows of water. Nine grains
    of pepper for nine mornings or nine shots held in the mouth are equally effective.

    Sore Throat
    Tie the sock that you have worn all day around your throat with the sole of the sock
    turned towards your skin. Some believe that salt or warm ashes should be put into the
    stocking and some insist upon using a dark stocking.

    Earache
    Take the head off a wood beetle and drop the one drop of blood that comes out into the aching ear. For similar results, get some hair from a young girl and place it in your ear.

    • ANSWER:
      Cayenne pepper causes heat which increases circulation in the area that it is applied. This can cause the sore muscles to feel better due to either the increased circulation alone, or the removal of lactic acid (one of the causes of sore muscles). This would be much like any hot/cold cream that is available over the counter for arthritis. It may even help your body to release natural endorphins.

  36. QUESTION:
    Just one more question please. Is Nutrience Derma a good dog food??? Please help...?
    BENEFITS:
    Nutrience Derma is ideal for dogs sensitive to normal food. Signs of allergies may include dry, flaky coat; red, raw ‘hot’ spots on the skin, or itching and irritation. Allergies commonly cause digestive upsets also. No matter what the symptoms, Nutrience Derma is specially formulated to help nutritionally manage allergies.

    • Lamb as the single protein source. No cereal proteins, so no gluten meal.

    • Rice as the single carbohydrate source to nutritionally aid digestive upsets.

    • As with all Nutrience formulas, no by-products to help sensitive stomachs.

    • With a carefully balanced ratio of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids for nutritional support of the natural healing process to help improve skin and coat.

    • Reduced-allergen formula. Free of wheat, beef, soy, dairy and gluten. Helps reduce the allergic load from the diet.

    • Free of corn for dogs with extra-sensitive stomachs.

    INGREDIENTS:
    Lamb meal, ground rice, rice bran, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), flaxseed meal, yeast culture, liver digest, lecithin, salt, potassium chloride, calcium propionate (preservative), yeast extract, dried kelp, dried ginger, dried carob, dried fennel, dried fenugreek, dried rosemary, dried turmeric, dried cayenne, rosemary extract, yucca schidigera extract, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), iron proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc methionine complex, zinc oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin E supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, folic acid, niacin, calcium pantothenate, vitamin A acetate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), calcium iodate, vitamin D3 supplement

    • ANSWER:
      You have posted your question in the WRONG section. We deal with HUMAN food here, sorry Sweetie!
      Try over in "Pets":
      http://answers.yahoo.com/dir/;_ylt=AqNZA7AbBuHXvomFyW9fM5_py6IX;_ylv=3?link=list&sid=396545443

  37. QUESTION:
    Essential oils instead of Methotrexate?
    Early next week im having to take Methotrexate to help terminate my unknown pregnancy. This havent been good for a few weeks and i'm being told i could be in a life threatening situation if we dont act fast.
    With this drug, there are many side effects that come with it, as with most drugs.
    Me myself prefer on a daily basis to take the more natural approach to ailments etc and use either Reiki healing or homeopathical remedes and essential oils.
    As it happens the thought of using the essential oils that pregnancy women are to stay well clear of in my bath today crossed my mind.
    Miscarriage can be brought on if certain oils are used. I did this in all good intention and would like this to be resolved in a more natural way. I hope you can see where im coming from in this. Obviously i will take the Methotrexate if i need to, but prehaps with the help of the oils, it may be pushed along this way. I leave it in the hands of them upstairs. They know whats to happen.x
    My reason is, is that ive been under the hospital for 4 weeks now. They can not find where the pregnancy is and ive even had surgery for them to find it. Still nothing. I would never in a million years want to abort my child ive been trying for,for years if i wasnt in this situation. Im hating every min of this and just want a baby of my own...x
    Im in the Uk and its the NHS that is offering me this.

    • ANSWER:
      i'm so sorry for your situation. you could try the oils but there are no guarantees and perhaps under this situation with it being life threatening you actually need something that's guaranteed.

      I hope you get my point. this is one of those situations where perhaps drugs, and all their side effects, is the right choice.

      only you can decide. take care

  38. QUESTION:
    Hollywood Beauty Tea Tree Oil good for your skin? Clear up acne/blackheads?
    Now, we've all heard about how tea tree oil is a natural treatment for acne.
    I'm sure you've scanned your local drugstore shelves for a small bottle.
    After a quick check of the two drugstores nearest me, I found only one Tea Tree Oil product.

    Hollywood Beauty Tea Tree Oil.

    Considering that it's the only kind of tea tree oil distributed in major drugstores, why aren't there more acne.org reviews on it?

    I did a little background check, and the ingredients seem to be okay.

    Full list of Ingredients: Soybean Oil , Tea Tree Oil , Safflower Oil , Vitamin E , Carrot Extract , Aloe Vera Extract , Rose Hips Oil , Peanut Oil , Sweet Almond Oil , Methylparaben , Isopropylparaben , Isobutylparaben , Butylparaben , Fragrance , D&C Red No. 17 , D&C Yellow No. 11

    Soybean Oil is a good source of Vitamin E, which is supposed to clear up scars; Aloe Vera obviously helps with redness and healing, and Peanut Oil is (believe it or not) an ingredient in Accutane.

    Sounds promising, no?
    I guess my major question to you all is, have you used this product before? Did it help your acne? It seems to be working on my hair.

    • ANSWER:
      I bought the same one it was the only one i found at walmart i use it for one day and it left my skin soft and got rid of some of the acne that i had... so yeah it might work for some types of skin. my skin type is oily

  39. QUESTION:
    Natural Remities?
    I need all the Natural Remities you can think of. Anything. You know, like sour creme healing sunburn, olive oil making your legs smoother. Things like that.

    • ANSWER:
      Horehound cures sore throats and chewing on Lemonweed can help a sourstomach. Peppermint is good for your breathing. ect......

  40. QUESTION:
    Tea Tree Oil Soap, Good for preventing yeast infections?
    I read something online that said:

    Switching to a mild soap, ideally one with tea tree oil, all-natural bath products and fragrance-free feminine hygiene products can prevent yeast infections.

    **Tea tree oil is known for it's anti-bacterial and healing proprieties. But will it disrupt the growth of good bacteria in the vagina? The ones that prevent a yeast infection from happening?
    Should I just stick to regular scented soap? Does it make that big of a difference?
    I'm not prone to yeast infections but get them occasionally, especially when I'm on antibiotics.

    Thanks,
    21.f.nyc

    • ANSWER:
      Not that I am aware of because Tea Tree Oil is for dealing with bacteria and yeast is caused by a fungus.

      Taking acidophillous can help with reducing yeast infections especially on antibiotics.

      However, I would recommend checking with your doctor as well to see what they say.

  41. QUESTION:
    Is There a Natural Way to Heal Chapped Lips?
    I've had chapped lips for years! I've tried everything but zinc-oxide ointment, which I've heard is the best solution when nothing else works. The problem is, zinc-oxide ointment contains lots of other ingredients I don't want (Walgreen's brand includes: "BHA, Cod Liver Oil, Lanolin [from sheep], Methylparaben, Purified Water, Talc, White Petrolatum").

    I'm trying to go all natural in my personal care products, so I really don't like this formula, especially the lanolin and petrolatum. Is there a natural formula of zinc oxide?

    • ANSWER:
      beeswax...seriously. i use dr. bronners chapstick and the main ingredient is beeswax. You could just try their chapstick or burt's bees chapstick (which also is made from beeswax).

  42. QUESTION:
    How good is tea tree oil to heal skin ailments or diseases?
    Tea tree oil is obtained from the melaleuca alternifolia tree native to Australia. Possibly its use has not grown more because traditional doctors either do not know it or because the pharmacy industry doesn´t care for it and doctors usually do not recommend
    products or medicines out of the stablishment.

    Anyway is useful to people that good natural products get more known. So if you have good experience with this oil let all us know about it

    • ANSWER:
      Tea Tree Oil is a natural antiseptic, germicide, antibacterial, fungicide. Many people use tea tree oil for: athletes foot, cold and flu, oral thrush, cold sores & canker sores, tooth ache & gum infections, ringworm, candida, head lice or louse, cleanser additive, gum problems, mosquito bites, bug repellent, cockroaches, deter flees, mouth ulcers, herpes, cuts, abrasions, after shave, sunburn, anorectal or vaginal yeast infections, unwanted body odors, acne, toe nail infections, and many other uses. You can purchase this stuff online...just google Tea Tree Oil and it should give you plenty of info! Hope I helped!

  43. QUESTION:
    How do I cure vaginal cuts and burning?
    I'm just getting over a yeast infection. It's been almost a week, but my progress has been up and down due to some activities in which I have participated that have regressed my vaginal healing: swimming and white water rafting (my boyfriend and I were on vacation and I really wanted to get in all the adventure I could!). Right now I'm experiencing slight burning (on a scale of 1 - 10, a 2) around the vaginal opening and labia. I had sex last night considering I was feeling great and it didn't hurt nor was it uncomfortable - after however, I had a little cut. I was told that dipping a tampon in yogurt and inserting that into my vagina would soothe the burn - but, would it cure it? I was going to wait until next week to see my gyn as it doesn't seem that pressing. Right now I'm taking probiotics and oregano oil as natural anti-candida remedies. Should I refrain from sex for a few days? How long?

    Your help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks and take care!

    • ANSWER:
      You are exhibiting some symptoms of herpes; e.g., the "cut" around the vagina. Many people don't realize it, but "slits" in the skin are also a sign of genital herpes. Very often, it will flare following intercourse. It can come from having oral sex with a person who has HSV-1 (oral herpes/cold sores), as well as HSV-2 (genital herpes). Herpes is rarely recognized during a visual exam by a doctor and is very often misdiagnosed that way.

      When you see your gyn, ask for a viral culture (if a sore is still present) or an IgG type-specific herpes test just to be sure so you can take that diagnosis off the table. It is NOT included in regular STD testing--so you probably have never been tested for it.

      You may want to read up on it at the source below just to see if anything rings a bell with you. It's NOT SPAM, but a handbook from the Westover Heights (STD) clinic.

  44. QUESTION:
    Does anyone want the most amazing hair??? Look at this?
    I have been using this stuff for a while now and it is amazing

    HAIR ONE CLEANING CONDITIONER it is found at sally's beauty supply store.

    here's what it is :
    * Sulfate Free
    * An all natural approach to hair care
    * No damaging detergents or harsh chemicals
    * Formulated with an elixir of natural herbs and oils
    * Cleans with an astringent and antibacterial properties

    Introducing Hair One ... a salon quality product that provides a new all natural approach to hair care and hair detox that leaves hair cleansed, conditioned and in optimum shape. This conditioner has no damaging detergents or harsh chemicals. It's made with an elixir of natural herbs and oils that clean with astringent and antibacterial properties through a luxurious, penetrating cream without the stripping of detergents. Hair is left with remarkable shine, moisture, manageability and polish. With continued use, Hair One Cleanser Conditioner will stimulate the scalp, promoting better blood circulation, allowing for healthier hair growth and prevention of hair loss. Available in four formulations. Normal Hair: Designed for normal problem free hair. Color Treated: Prevents premature fading of color. Dry, Damaged: Repairs damage from chemical treatments. Dry Scalp: Helps heal scalp damage while restoring suppleness and manageability.

    here is the website: http://www.sallybeauty.com/Cleansing-Conditioner/HARONE01,default,pd.html

    be sure to check out the videos and reviews...trust me...this product is AMAZING!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Wow.
      Thanx for the info
      It helped
      a lot

  45. QUESTION:
    I'm freaking out about going to chiropractor!!?
    Okay. first let me say, that I have always always been weary about Chiropractors. I have heard all the horror stories. But then I had a neck injury, and my sister who goes to a chiropractor told me to go see her. She took X-rays, and I told her under no circumstances was she to " snap" my neck ever! She told me she wouldnt,. and she couldnt after seeing my X-rays. She said she would only massage my neck gently to help it heal. She has been doing that for two weeks now. It feel better. However, I just read a news article from overseas that says you should never let a chiropractor " manipulate" your neck and they quoted that canadian story were a girl died from a stroke caused by just that. My chiro, is very into natural therapy., and oils and she does not snap or do anything like that to me... but can I still continue with this? I don't want to die of some freak blood clot this other poor young girl died of!. In Canada you have to have 5 years of intense training. she is a doctor.
    Can I just say the two first responses I have just got were fantastic! I agree, and I know deep down you are right. Luc, You made me laugh! In fact most of my pain is also stress from Uni, and she has been very kind and warns, to the point of annoyance, of what she is doing next and if I am okay with that. You are right! I am lucky and hell if it works, I should continue. Thanks to both of you for putting my mind at ease!

    • ANSWER:
      Dude, I love my Chiro! If it was legal in Aus and he wasn't already married, I'd propose. There are lots of different things a Chiro can do for you.

      I have been doing gymnastics for 14 years and as such had A LOT of back and neck injuries. I went to several physios and they helped a bit, and then I tried Chiropractic and after 4 months, I am happy to say I have very minimal back pain and, provided I do the exercises, I can now coach without feeling any pain. I still get a stiff neck, but my Chiro says that that's caused by stress at uni, and I should try some relaxation stuff.

      I think the main thing to be cautious of Chiropractors is over-zealous practitioners, and inexperience. I've heard a lot of horror stories too, but you get that with every single profession, lawyers, doctors, teachers, everybody. Just because chiro is the flavour of the year to pick on, don't mean it's a bad practice. Keep your chiro in the loop about how you're feeling and what you want, and remember, YOU ARE PAYING HER, so she sort of wants to look after you if she wants you to keep giving her money.

      Hope this helps!
      Cheers

  46. QUESTION:
    People of all faith. Are you partaking in this?
    I know all atheists will probably won't be interested, but wishing well doesn't hurt anyone :)

    June 21st is the date. Personally, I believe we should all put our differences behind on this day. Will you be part of it? Curious to how many people it has already reached. This was sent to me

    SIOUX PRAYER REQUEST
    A letter from Chief Arvol Looking Horse
    (Present Chief and Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe of the Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Nation of the Sioux)
    Gulf Coast Oil Spill - Sioux Prayer Request

    ****** A Great Urgency ******
    To All World Religious and Spiritual Leaders

    My Relatives,
    Time has come to speak to the hearts of our Nations and their
    Leaders. I ask you this from the bottom of my heart, to come together
    from the Spirit of your Nations in prayer.

    We, from the heart of Turtle Island, have a great message for the
    World; we are guided to speak from all the White Animals showing
    their sacred color, which have been signs for us to pray for the
    sacred life of all things. As I am sending this message to you, many
    Animal Nations are being threatened, those that swim, those that
    crawl, those that fly, and the plant Nations, eventually all will be
    affect from the oil disaster in the Gulf.

    The dangers we are faced with at this time are not of spirit. The
    catastrophe that has happened with the oil spill which looks like the
    bleeding of Grandmother Earth, is made by human mistakes, mistakes
    that we cannot afford to continue to make.

    I asked, as Spiritual Leaders, that we join together, united in
    prayer with the whole of our Global Communities. My concern is these
    serious issues will continue to worsen, as a domino effect that our
    Ancestors have warned us of in their Prophecies.

    I know in my heart there are millions of people that feel our united
    prayers for the sake of our Grandmother Earth are long overdue. I
    believe we as Spiritual people must gather ourselves and focus our
    thoughts and prayers to allow the healing of the many wounds that
    have been inflicted on the Earth. As we honor the Cycle of Life, let
    us call for Prayer circles globally to assist in healing Grandmother
    Earth (our Unc'I Maka).

    We ask for prayers that the oil spill, this bleeding, will stop. That
    the winds stay calm to assist in the work. Pray for the people to be
    guided in repairing this mistake, and that we may also seek to live
    in harmony, as we make the choice to change the destructive path we
    are on.

    As we pray, we will fully understand that we are all connected. And
    that what we create can have lasting effects on all life.

    So let us unite spiritually, All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer.
    Along with this immediate effort, I also ask to please remember June
    21st, World Peace and Prayer Day/Honoring Sacred Sites day. Whether
    it is a natural site, a temple, a church, a synagogue or just your
    own sacred space, let us make a prayer for all life, for good
    decision making by our Nations, for our children's future and
    well-being, and the generations to come.

    Onipikte (that we shall live),
    Chief Arvol Looking Horse
    19th generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe
    @ Obey me- For the record, since I cannot go to physically offer my help, I'm donating. That isn't an issue :)
    @ Obey me Edit #2 - of course I agree. However it still doesn't change the fact that good wishes may still be given. Are you donating? I already clarified that on my regard.
    " My point is that sitting around trying to telepathically influence the spill is completely useless."

    That's your opinion, and I respect that. Though I disagree with you.

    • ANSWER:
      I see little wrong in praying along side other religious people for the well being of the environment.

      Catholics are called to be good stewards of the earth, and realistically what else can we do other than pray? We can donate funds to help rehabilitate the wildlife that's been harmed, but if our goal is to stop the continued flow of oil...can we ethically give our money to BP?

      I'll say a little prayer today... and try to remember on the 21st

      Peace; DD

  47. QUESTION:
    What is causing my breakouts?
    Since August, I've been suffering from non-stop breakouts--and multiple pimples at a time. Before I had perfect skin, really, really, really good skin. I'm vegan, drink plenty of water and eat lots of fruits and veggies.
    In addition to the following, I started school and have been very busy. I'm thinking stress+ something else has caused these breakouts?
    Sometime in August I bought Physician's Formula Mineral Powder and Almay Pureblends Naturals foundation (at separate times). I'm not sure which one was the problem or if they were even the problem.
    I also thought my face wash was the problem. Here are the steps I've taken:
    -Stopped using the foundation (however I only spot used it on red areas such as around my nose I DID NOT put it all over my face)
    -Switched from my all natural tea tree oil facial cleanser, which I thought my be too drying, back to the clinique 3 step system (Mild facial wash, toner #2)
    - Bought a "clear complexion" concealer to heal pimples while covering them.
    - Switched to a different powder- Almay nearly naked (which I've used before and didn't have problems with).

    I am so frustrated. I am 22 years old and never had skin this bad. It is so embarrassing for me and I'm tired of spending money on new products. I just want to know what triggered this and how I can stop it.
    I had no problems until just a few months ago. I can't think of any change to my diet, which is healthy.

    The spots are also remaining very scabby and dry? I moisturize every day.
    Thanks for the answers.

    However, I know what cystic acne is, and it's not.
    And, I was having problems before the toner, if you read correctly.

    I'm just going to stick with what I have for awhile and try to stress less.

    • ANSWER:
      I know is the Clinique Toner that's causing you this problem I like Clinique face lotion But there toner really sucks it makes my skin dry with alot of breakouts it has Alcohol in it that can dry out your skin and produce more oil .I know that's the reason your skin never heal try to discontinued that toner and use Thayers witch hazel Alcohol free is good gentle on skin great for acne prone ,oily complexion also the Alba botanica has a great plus is organic Hope i help good Luck.

  48. QUESTION:
    Must conservatism be subdued in order to save the environment and the human race?
    Global warming is a fact only the ignorant and blindly greedy deny. Pollution is spoiling the natural beauty of this world. Over-consumption by a ballooning population is eliminating species on land and in the sea. Fossil fuel consumption is driving pollution and global warming. Yet conservatives are clearly the pawn of the oil industry, which outright owns the Republican party in America, and stand in opposition to rational population control programs, such as condom usage and planned parenthood.

    Can these vital problems be solved, the planet healed and humanity saved without first getting conservatives out of power in all nations?

    • ANSWER:
      The fact of the matter is that Republicans are not the only problem. Everyone is at fault. You are at fault if you drive a car everyday instead of taking public transportation. You are at fault if you heat and cool your house using gas. You are at fault if you don't recycle. You are at fault if you overconsume at all. Yes, those who are in power and also hold a lot of stock in oil are holding us back, but the entire culture needs a reformation. The "one car per person" mantra has gotten completely out of control. Every single person who can drive does not need to have a car (aka teenagers don't need to get a car for their 16th birthday, etc). It all comes from the "I shop, therefore I exist" culture that the U.S. exists in.

  49. QUESTION:
    A toxic teenager in healing?
    My name is Vincent. I'm now recovering from an entire life spent in a toxic soup. I am fifteen years old and lived near an oil refinery. The house I was living in was very close to a two lane main road. There was a period of time where I used obscene amounts of body spray and showered daily. I chewed aspartame contaminated gum daily. This all came to an end in December of 2010. Since then, I've been eating organic foods, using natural soaps and shampoo's, fluoride-free toothpaste, etc. Do you believe I have a chance of recovery?

    • ANSWER:
      Good luck avoiding all the bad stuff out there man.... you will be healthy for sure... but you will probably be living in a cardboard box...you and your shinny teeth and healty skin... lol no joke though there really is a lot of bad stuff it everything we come in contact with. I just try not to eat frozen foods or enriched wheats.... surely you know about GMO and the round up seeds etc... yea its just hard to avoid it all but definitly needs to be moderated.

  50. QUESTION:
    How to heal my cat's rash?
    My poor cat has developed a rash under her fur, like little scabs all over. Vet says probably an allergy, gave her antibiotics. That cleared it up for a while but it came back. Did that twice. Hundred bucks each time. Don't want to pay for temporary fix again. Is there some natural or inexpensive remedy anybody knows? I've tried Benadryl, but didn't help. Giving her fish oil supplement now but no sign of improvement so far.

    • ANSWER:
      it seems like you don't want to take her back to the vet, but she might even have an allergy to the food you feed her. no matter what you do over the counter may not work at all. try slowly switching to another food and she how she does. it might ev en go as far as she has to eat a special allergen food. it also might not even be an allergy to the food. without a skin scraping from the veterinarian to see exactly what it is, you can't go and treat it. the skin scraping is something that is done in the office and can be read under the microscope. it not very expensive at all. no more than like 40ish depending on what vet you go to. also a cytology that is sent to an outside lab can give you more definite answers on what is going on and how to take care of it. thats a little more expensive, about 100. also there is allergy testing which is the most expesive, but that way you'll know what shes allergic too and how to help her. all of these options will work for a permanent fix.


All Natural Healing Center East Norwich Ny

The historic city of Norwich is dominated by magnificentNorman cathedral.The ancient buildings and city wall remains make it themost complete medieval city in Britain. In medieval times Norwich was one of the greatest cities in England, and today, asEast Anglia's capital city, it still is - offering a rare blend of historic interest and modern sophistication.

It is the regional administrative centre and country town of Norfolk. In 11th century, Norwich was the second largest city in England after London, and one of the most important places in the UK. The built up area of Norwich extends beyond the city boundary, with extensive suburban areas on the western, northern and eastern sides. Norwich is the fourth most densely populated local government district within East England with an average 3,480 people per square kilometer.

Tourist Attractions

Norwichhas always been a great place for a night out with stylish cafA bars, pubs, clubs, cinemas, theatres, restaurants, nightclubs, concerts, exhibitions and festivals. The choice is endless for tourists in Norwich so whether you like comedy, classical music, films and bands Norwich with its plethora of arts venues and long programs of entertainment will always have something for visitors. Norwich has a number of important museums which reflect both the rich history of the City and of Norfolk, as well as wider interests.

Castle Museum - It is the largest Museum and it contains collections of archaeological finds from the county of Norfolk, art, paintings, ceramics, silver, and Natural History.

Strangers' Hall - It is one of the oldest buildings in Norwich. Many rooms are furnished and equipped in the styles of different eras. Exhibits include costumes and textiles, domestic objects of all sorts, and collections of children's toys and games and children's books. The latter two collections are considered to be of national importance.

Aviation Museum- It is located atHorsham St. Faith, on the northern edge of the City and close toNorwich Airport. There are static displays of both military and civil aircraft, together with various collections of exhibits, including one concerned with the United States 8th Army Air Force.

Plantation Garden This garden was established 143 years ago in an abandoned chalk quarry near city centre. It covers almost 3 acres of area, and includes; a huge gothic fountain, flower beds, lawns, Italianate terrace, 'Medieval' terrace wall, woodland walkways, a 10 meter long Victorian-style greenhouse and rustic bridge.

Transportation

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Norwich is on the A47 which connects it with Great Yarmouth to the east and with Kings Lynn to the west, which ultimately connects to Peterborough. Norwich is also connected with Cambridge via the A11, which leads to the M11 motorway for London.


All Natural Healing

For several people with toenail fungus tea tree oil is like a magic potion. Anecdotal stories abound of individuals who've employed this important oil to deal with fungal nail infections. It is 1 with the well-liked natural healing options to high-priced oral prescription medications feared for his or her possible aspect results, and it's easily offered due to the fact it really is also utilized as being a all-natural healing therapy for other conditions.

Bottled tea tree oil for fungus comes from an Australian tree, Melaleuca alternifolia, typically known as the Tea Tree. It's becoming investigated for its abilities to destroy bacteria, fungi, yeasts and viruses, and there's some evidence that it might indeed be an appropriate weapon from toenail fungus; tea tree oil might quickly get its place beside the currently accepted prescription medicines for this problem.

Tea tree oil for fungus infections can be purchased from homeopathic and option medication suppliers. In preparations specifically for toenail fungus, tea tree oil may well be only one from the elements: in numerous cases it really is blended with other important oils believed to get some effectiveness in opposition to nail fungus. Other dietary supplements to tea tree oil toenail fungus therapy include DMSO (dimethylsulfoxide), vaseline (combined 50/50), Vicks VapoRub, iodine, and apple cider vinegar taken orally (don't get tea tree oil orally!). These treatment options all come under the heading of house cures: no scientific research validate their effectiveness.

Before utilizing toenail fungus tea tree oil treatment, go to your doctor and get a proper diagnosis. Other issues can trigger toe nails and finger nails to discolor and turn out to be thickened or deformed. These issues include injuries, bacterial development, skin conditions as well as other problems. In the event the difficulty is not toenail fungus, tea tree oil possibly won't support and you will have wasted time and cash. If your physician confirms the problem is a fungus (you may well have to possess a nail sample collected and sent towards the laboratory to get a definitive answer), then it may well be worth trying the tea tree oil toenail fungus remedy.

Talk for your physician about your choices. A doctor can supply present information on the prescription drug options for toenail fungus, and advise you concerning the cost of treatment and danger of aspect results. She or he may also be able to talk about the treatment successes and failures of other sufferers. Learn concerning the possibilities and weigh the positives and negatives before determining regardless of whether or not to make use of toenail fungus tea tree oil remedy.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Should America permit the FDA to ban all herbs, supplements and natural healing aids?
    The American FDA plans to pass a new regulation giving them unlimited control over all natural, organic and holistic healing products and practices. This document is called “Docket No. 2006D-0480. Draft Guidance for Industry on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Products and Their Regulation by the Food and Drug Administration.”
    Given their attitude towards all such health options, it is likely that many, if not all, of the effective and inexpensive holistic alternatives available today would be literally forced off the market. This plan is not only intrusive, but also ridiculous- if the law is passed, vegetable juice would be considered a “drug”! Bottled water to treat “dehydration” would be a “drug”! Everything from massage oil, yoga mats, and simple green tea would almost certainly be outlawed or unfairly policed.
    Is this acceptable to us, the public? We alone have the ability to stop this regulation from becoming reality in a matter of weeks- the FDA accepts petitions and complaints only until April 30- then it is LAW.
    If you care about this affront to our freedom as consumers, please make your voice heard and ACT NOW! Also, you can read the full story here:

    http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_4803.cfm
    http://www.commonvoice.com/article.asp?colid=7018
    Remember: we have only 16 short days to act! Here is what you can do to let your voice be heard:

    1. Submit comments online. Be sure you include the Docket No 2006D-0480 with your comments.

    2. You can also send comments via snail mail to:

    Dockets Management Branch (HFA-305)
    5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061
    Rockville, MD 20852

    3. You can call and chat up the following people and let them know what you think:

    Sheryl Lard-Whiteford at 301-827-0379
    Daniel Nguyen at 301-827-8971
    Ted Stevens at 301-594-1184
    Wayne Amchin at 301-827-6739

    4. In addition to the above comment submissions, write or call your representatives and senators! You can find the contact information for your representatives in the House and Senate here.
    Remember: we have only 16 short days to act! Here is what you can do to let your voice be heard:

    1. Submit comments online. Be sure you include the Docket No 2006D-0480 with your comments.

    2. You can also send comments via snail mail to:

    Dockets Management Branch (HFA-305)
    5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061
    Rockville, MD 20852

    3. You can call and chat up the following people and let them know what you think:

    Sheryl Lard-Whiteford at 301-827-0379
    Daniel Nguyen at 301-827-8971
    Ted Stevens at 301-594-1184
    Wayne Amchin at 301-827-6739

    4. In addition to the above comment submissions, write or call your representatives and senators! You can find the contact information for your representatives in the House and Senate here: http://www.conservativeusa.org/mega-cong.htm
    You can also visit this link to read the original report by Mike Adams, featured on the OCA website.

    http://www.newstarget.com/z021789.html

    • ANSWER:
      Greenthought,
      This is a guidance document only, not new regulations.
      This guidance document does not change anything. If you make disease claims for carrot juice, then it is subject to regulation as a drug. This is true right now, without this guidance document. If you make no disease claims, then you are OK.(Credit given to Michael Donaldson Ellensburg, WA USA)

      I sent the FDA this comment anyway:
      Regarding Docket No 2006D-0480 I completely oppose the FDA’s never ending attempts to reclassify vitamins, supplements, herbs and even foods so that you can regulate them. The informed public sees this as just another step in appeasing the pharmaceutical industry & their efforts to increase their profits by promoting a never ending list of deadly allopathic drugs under the guise of promoters of good health. http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/oc/dockets/comments/commentsmain.cfm?EC_DOCUMENT_ID=1451&SUBTYP=NEXT&CID=&AGENCY=FDA

      Here's what the National Health Federation had to say:
      http://www.thenhf.com/fda/fda_105/fda_105.htm

      HERE'S THE ONE'S YOU SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT:
      http://www.thenhf.com/government_affairs_federal.html

  2. QUESTION:
    Is it anti religious to use our bio electric field in natural healing methods?
    Alright, I think it's now common knowledge that we all have a natural biological electricity right. Now the problem is some people call it by its short and original name "chi". Besides the old name and including what we know to be true, should there be a clash between natural healing and that of the religious sector?
    Ok my wife was involved in the center for positive healing for 7 or so years. Now when she read the word "chi", she was furious saying it has to do with acult and ect..Now condidering the "has" yes i would agrea with the hands on , and the "has nots" a little differant. And yes you can measure with a device the amount of energy we put emitt. And it doesnt have to be called a bef call it a Natural emf or pulse..None the less Maybe this question is just opening the door to smaller questions? My basic question is that of does these (two) methods clash? Or if they do with you and why.
    I also want to exlude hinduism

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, we don't have "bio electric fields."

      Nerve impulses spread through the axon by ion gradients, but that's about it. It's more chemical than electrical.

      There is no such thing as 'chi' and no way to measure it.

  3. QUESTION:
    Any Doctors, Homeopathologists, all natural type people in the house?
    I need some free adivce... I really want to try homeophathic stuff or natural healing herbs and such or find a Doctor who actually knows whats wrong. Upset stomache all the time, not ulcers, not gallblader. Had endoscopy, ultrsound, barium swallow, gallbladder scan. Currnetly on hycosamine was on achiphex. Not working!

    • ANSWER:
      Check out Digestive Wellness by Elizabeth Lipski. In the mean time try some papaya tablets with meals, or a couple teaspoonfuls of cider vinegar in a half glass of diet 7-up. If that doesn't work try some peppermint and/or chamomile tea. DGL tablets are good for an irritated stomach. Gastrosoothe or Iberogast may help. The recommended book is a mother lode of info and is filled with good advice. Hope this helps. Good luck!

  4. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had any luck with natural healing from endometetriosis?
    I am considering having the surgery because i have been in severe pain for months- but i would like to try some herbal or natural remedies first. Has anyone had any luck at all with this- or is my only option surgery? (i refuse to take the shot)

    • ANSWER:
      Contrary to common misconceptions about the disease, there is no cure. There are, however, several methods of treatment which may alleviate some of the pain and symptoms.

      How Supplements Can Help

      You can begin with daily doses of two herbs traditionally paired together: chasteberry and dong quai. They can help balance hormones that cause endometrial pain. They also relax the uterus, a benefit also true of the herb wild yam.

      Because endometriosis is thought to be a condition of "estrogen excess," taking a daily lipotropic combination, which makes the liver more efficient at clearing extra estrogen from the body, can help. A suggested combination might contain milk thistle, choline, inositol hexaniacinate, methionine, and dandelion.

      In high doses, calcium and magnesium can relieve menstrual pain by lowering levels of prostaglandins (body chemicals produced by the uterine cells that cause cramps). If you decide to take a high-dose calcium/magnesium supplement for painful cramps, take it only during your period.

      Other supplements, which you can include simply because they have so many positive effects throughout the body, may also help with endometriosis. Vitamin E balances hormones, reduces inflammation, and boosts the immune system.

      Evening primrose oil (or the less expensive borage oil) and flaxseed oil provide essential fatty acids that help control inflammation and block cramp-causing prostaglandins.

      Vitamin C can hasten the healing of tissues damaged by cysts and scarring; it also helps control heavy bleeding by strengthening capillary walls.

      Consider acupuncture treatments. This therapy, in conjunction with Chinese herbs, has been seen to alter and balance the body's hormones and to provide pain relief for endometriosis.

  5. QUESTION:
    Why are Young Living Essential Oils so effective in natural healing?
    My friends and relatives use them all the time. It's the first thing we reach for in an emergency. It's a shame the big drug makers can't come up with something comparable without all those nasty side effects.

    • ANSWER:
      Gary Young is an uneducated huckster with a track record of arrests for health fraud. He has repeatedly inflated and falsified his education and credentials. His inability to recognize the limits of his knowledge and training contributed to the death of his own child. Sherman Johnson, M.D., medical director of The Young Life Research Clinic, deliberately administered a lethal dose of narcotics to a long-time friend, and then attempted to cover his actions by falsifying the death certificate. There is no reason to believe that either Young or Johnson has sufficient judgment, skill, or ethics to appropriately care for seriously ill patients. Young Living's essential oils cannot treat or cure any medical illness.
      Patients visiting the Young Life Research clinic can waste large sums of money on worthless treatments, and will gain only false hope. Patients risk being guided away from effective legitimate medical treatments. At best, their life will be needlessly complicated by the prescription of elaborate irrational regimens requiring overpriced products sold only by Young Living. At worst, patients may suffer direct harm from the misuse of essential oils and other dubious treatments.
      Treatment at the Young Life Research Clinic seems unwise and expensive. Proper medical care can be obtained elsewhere from legitimately educated, licensed, and experienced health care providers.
      Raindrop Therapy is potentially unsafe. Essential oils for aromatherapy use are available from many suppliers do not make ridiculous claims and whose prices are not inflated by dubious multilevel marketing practices.

      Please check out this website, which gives a complete history of this man and his products, etc. http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/young.html

  6. QUESTION:
    DMSO has anyone heard of the natural healing for cancer by putting it in the I_V of a person of cancer?
    I'm trying to find all info pertaining to the natural healing of DMSO of any or all cancer's to a person that has it. any advice on certain books, papers, articles anything. thanks,

    • ANSWER:
      Dimethyl sulfoxide is nothing more than a solvent. But you have to be careful with it because it dissolves both polar and non-polar solvents, which has the effect of being able to transport poisons and other materials through the skin. There are only two types of solvents, polar and non-polar. Polar is things like water, alcohol. Non-polar is things like gasoline or oil. Everything dissolves in either one or the other. But things like soap and DMSO dissolve both, which is why soap causes the oils on your hand to dissolve in the water when you wash your hands. DMSO has no medical use in the treatment of cancer but a doctor might use it for some other reason. I'd only do what the doctor said in this case.

  7. QUESTION:
    Pagans, Wiccans, natural healing enthusiasts: not an emergency or anything, but can you help me out?
    Got some herniated disks, and associated nerve pain. I was wondering if you folks had any good home remedies to give some relief. I've tried a bunch, but figured I'd see if ya'll got anything new for me. Muscle relaxers, anti-inflamatories, and steroids all suck. lol
    I'm just trying to delay fusion surgery as long as possible. Haven't found a chiropractor who will touch me once they see the MRI. Just ain't ready for steel rods yet.

    • ANSWER:
      My best advice to you is to speak with a qualified physician or two and then do as they advise.

      Traditional "witchcraft" remedies, at least in my experience, are much better at preventing illness in the first place or dealing with low-level chronic conditions than they are at handling acute pain and dysfunction. For the latter types of conditions, modern medicine has a much better track record.

  8. QUESTION:
    I would like a job in natural healing when I finish high school. Is there any colleges in or near KY for that?
    Thanks. And it has to be an actual place to attend, not online. My parents do not trust these...
    I was considering online Clayton College, but I've read/heard bad things about it so I don't know where to go :-(
    Thanks to all who answer ♥

    • ANSWER:
      This is a great and growing field in the world of health management.

      Check out this site...it has a lot of good information on programs and schools. It may be helpful for you.

      http://degreedirectory.org/articles/Natural_Health:_Doctoral_Degree.html

  9. QUESTION:
    Natural ways to ward off exhaustion caused by bronchitis?
    I am getting over the nasty parts of bronchitis, but I am looking for natural healing ways to combat feeling so tired all the time. The last time I had this, I was exhausted for months afterwards. Any ideas? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Take LOTS of vitamin C - start with 2,000 milligrams and work up to the amount that gives you diarrhea. When that happens it's too much, so back off. I find that taking about 4,000 milligrams a day over each day gives me energy. Also B50 complex will help.

  10. QUESTION:
    Why is it that some here never contribute anything positive and only warn about any and all alternatives?
    After all, this is the ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE section. Warning is one thing, but constant denial and personal attacks contributes nothing. The idea that all natural alternatives have no value flies in the face of thousands of years of natural healing.

    Did not Hippocrates, the "father of medicine", state that "Nature is the physician of man"?

    I note that many here who favor alternatives nevertheless recommend seeing a doctor when we think it is appropriate. Why do others think it is virtually never appropriate to heal naturally as opposed to always favoring unnatural drugs which most often manage symptoms instead of lead to true healing?
    Why does it not surprise me to see the same kind of personal attacks I was referring to?

    I don't claim that I can cure cancer, only that my advicI can help people learn how to beat cancer. If my advice is dangerous, how do you explain the 1700 plus member Yahoo group I have hosted for over 5 years. A great many people came to the group after mainstream treatments failed them. Yet, in all that time fewer than a dozen I am aware of are not still alive - and the ones who aren't alive all had prior mainstream treatment.

    I understand the desire for scientific validation, but man has used nature for healing for thousands of years. Are we to believe that no natural remedies work and that only drugs work?

    Colloidal silver is a target of mainstream medicine, but the truth is there has been no longterm studies demonstrating dangers from TRUE colloidal silver. See:
    http://www.silvermedicine.org/safety.html

    http://www.naturalnews.com/027192_silver_medicine_colloidal_silver.html
    Evirus: saying that natural alternatives are not valid flies in the face of thousands of years of healing. Just because current mainstream science has not validated something or does not understand it does not mean it does not work. Not long ago it could have been said that any particles smaller than an atom flew in the face of science. Before that, science though it heritical to say the earth was round or that the universe did not revolve around the sun. History has taught us again and again that the science of today often becomes the disproven quackery of tomorrow. Are we to believe that no one was ever healed of anything prior to mainstream drugs? Baloney!

    Rhianna - I am here to try to help people by answering their questions the best I know within the theme of this section. Would that others could say the same. The only thing true colloidal silver is dangerous to is mainstream drug profits. Mainstream science told us Vioxx was safe - were they right?
    Rhianna - Don't you think that was a bit of a low shot? I am "becoming dangerous" because I suggested a couple of other supplements besides honey and answered the question asked about colloidal silver for someone who posted that they had a sore throat for three weeks (I have no idea of their prior history). If you look at my posts you will see a number of times where I suggest people see a doctor for diagnoses and/or treatment.
    Final edit? I am sure if Hippocrates could be transported to today he would avail himself of modern technology, including medical technology - but is anyone really so naive or brainwashed that they believe Hippocrates would abandon his beloved nature in favor of unnatural drugs? I rather imagine he would despair greatly at medicine itself being at the number three cause of death. Likewise, I would bet that Hippocrates would still look to nature as the first option for healing and that the Hippocratic oath would still include the words "First do no harm".

    • ANSWER:
      Tony, I have to agree with you on this. I don't understand why people think that only big pharmaceutical companies can find cures for things. We've had medicine around for centuries before those companies ever existed. This means that there are sometimes thousands of years of successful use of these wonderful cures.

      And let's face it, no corporation will study or recommend any drug they can't make money off of which eliminates most of what is used today. Colloidal silver dangerous? If it were I'd be dead right now. I'm living proof that it can kick ass on viruses, yeast, all sorts of things.

      Instead of making up my mind about alternative remedies by reading, I did it by trying them out. I've seem homeopathic remedies work on me and my pets, I've seen colloidal silver cure many problems around the house and yet many people have the gall to make claims they have no firsthand knowledge about.

  11. QUESTION:
    natural healing?
    right now im at community college and im planing on transfrering to a california state university majoring in nutrion and health science. but iv been really intrested in nautrall healing schools and getting inot naturopathic but im not sure what to do or if major is apporiate. i would really like to get more information and advice on naturopathic madice and natural healing and how to become certified and all that.

    • ANSWER:
      Try the following link -
      http://www.bastyr.edu/

      This establishment is one of the best academic centers for advancing knowledge in the natural health sciences. A twenty-nine-year pioneer in natural medicine.

  12. QUESTION:
    Natural cure work for all diseases?
    has anyone had experience with natural healing? also added with positive attitude and thinking

    • ANSWER:
      Garlic because of the following:

      Hippacritis used it on wounds of injured

      Leus pasteur(microbiology) proved it killed bacteria(in bacteria culture)

      in some countries its valued more than GOLD because of its affects

      it contains water soluble compounds such as polyvinyl that readily passes through tiny capillarires from GI tract.

      It contans polysulfides now these compunds are fat solube these are what makes garlic a cancer fighting substance, becasue the polysufides are circulating in lympathetic system for hours, and your lymphatic system is fat solube environment, (this is were it gets smelly) the comopunds from garlic can diffuse thru the capillaries in lungs thats where smell gets thru. also your pores.

      Garlic can be mixed w vinegar and oil and alllin is altered chemically in blood, thru a series of chem reactions.

      Take garlic with full glass of water too dilute the HCL in stomach, taking it with little water will cause the HCL to neutralize the amino acid allicin and will be of no benefit.

      Garlic in laboratory has killed cancer cells, now the reason why we cant kill all cancer cells in our body is becasue the half life of garlic in blood is about one minute so that tells you that it is impossible to kill all those cancer cellls but I know that garlic has the ablitly to prevent and reduce sizes of tumor thru numerous research.

      DONT TAKE TO much please, becasue it can kill the good bacteria in the gut, leading to other complicaitons, too much of anything is bad, try to eat and take things in moderation,For examle eating banana is healty but too much can cause your heart too beat irregularly or can cause arrthmias and tachycardia. just an examle.

      I hope you learned something valuble from info I provided. Thanx.

      p.s. i love to teach people things I have discovered.

  13. QUESTION:
    Can't "Natural Healing" and "Medical Science" work together?
    This case is heart breaking...

    A 13-year-old Minnesota boy whose family has rejected chemotherapy to treat his cancer is near Los Angeles, California, with his mother, and the pair may be planning to travel to Mexico, authorities said Thursday.

    Brown County, Minnesota, Sheriff Rich Offmann cited "reliable information" in making the announcement to reporters, adding that Colleen Hauser may be seeking treatment for her son's lymphoma in Mexico, just south of San Diego, California.

    Daniel's symptoms of persistent cough, fatigue and swollen lymph nodes were diagnosed in January as Hodgkins lymphoma.In February, the cancer responded well to an initial round of chemotherapy, but the treatment's side-effects concerned the boy's parents, who chose not to pursue further chemo and instead solicited other medical opinions.

    Court documents show that the doctors estimated the boy's chance of five-year remission with more chemotherapy and possibly radiation at 80 percent to 95 percent.

    But the family rejected standard treatment, opting instead for a holistic medical treatment based on Native American healing practices called Nemenhah.In a written statement issued last week, an attorney for the parents said they "believe that the injection of chemotherapy into Danny Hauser amounts to an assault upon his body, and torture when it occurs over a long period of time."

    Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN chief medical correspondent, said he had no doubts about what to do."My advice would be to treat him, without question," he said. "He has a very, very good chance of surviving, being cured and never having to deal with this again. As a doctor, as a fellow citizen, I would say he should be treated."

    But Zwakman told CNN's "American Morning" program Thursday that he knows five people who have been cured with natural healing.

    Mankato, Minnesota, lawyer Calvin P. Johnson, who identified himself as the Hauser family's attorney, has declined interviews but issued a statement "by way of clarification and hopefully to aid your understanding of the procedural nuances in the Danny Hauser case."

    The statement listed 12 points. Among them:
    The first and foremost important principle is: It is a violation of spiritual law to invade the consciousness of another without their consent.
    This is a case of Love vs. Power. Love gives. Power takes. The state does not have a right to take.
    A parent's love and affection is a positive social right we all share.
    The court compelled Colleen Hauser to make a decision between three chemotherapy providers. Apparently, she didn't like the list.
    The court was forcing her to decide. The decision for treatment cannot be forced.

    Anthony and Colleen Hauser share Danny's viewpoint: They do not approve of chemotherapy. Under the circumstances of this case, chemotherapy constitutes assault and torture when given to a young man who believes that it will kill him.
    Edit: Don't vilify the parents without stepping into their shoes. This is NOT about their beliefs or faith. Its more about them not wanting to 'torture' their boy with chemo. Yes, i know chemo is life-saving..i have good friends & family too, still with us today thanks to Chemo...
    My Q is simple...can't people such as these who are scared of chemo be counselled & led into it gently with the help of 'natural healing' methods??

    By "Natural Healing" i mean any sort of faith or spiritual belief that will help ease their fear...

    Here in India, we have yoga...i know many many clinics that treat supposedly terminal ill patients with new age medicine but hand-in-hand with yoga...which helps tremendously.

    • ANSWER:
      Faith, Natural healing &Medical science do sometimes work together but if medical science think that you have a better chance of survival rate using chemo they would rather you take that route, and if this case goes to court and it is proved that this lad has a better survival rate with chemo the courts will be in favour of this,and if their is no chance of survival then the parents will be left to seek alternative medicine. I do agree that chemo is very gruelling on the body but the drugs are getting better and better and more help is available in coping with the side effects from the chemo. read through this link Faith and you will see that Nemenhah group’s leader, Phillip Landis, has been convicted of fraud.

  14. QUESTION:
    The FDA is trying to destroy natural healing!?
    The FDA plans to classify all herbs, supplements, and vitamens as drugs!
    http://www.newstarget.com/021789.html
    If you don't think that the FDA will not try to illigalize all natural medicine then read this http://www.newstarget.com/021791.html

    We must stop this!
    write to the fda here http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/oc/dockets/comments/COMMENTSMain.CFM?EC_DOCUMENT_ID=1451&SUBTYP=CONTINUE&CID=&AGENCY=FDA
    Include docket number 2006D-0480. You have untill may 29.
    Also, write to you congress!

    • ANSWER:
      I already put my 2 cents in on the FDA site.

      It's really sickening. They will turn US citizens into the biggest biological experiment on the effects of drugs and cloned foods if we let them.

      You have to hit the biotech & pharmaceutical industry where it hurts: THE WALLET!!
      Go natural, go organic, go holisitic, and they don't get a dime.

  15. QUESTION:
    Natural healing enthusiasts: whats good for chronic joint pain?
    Had my left elbow torn up in a car wreck about 4 yrs ago. The elbow was dislocated and several tendons and ligaments were torn. It hurts all the time, but mostly when I bend it. When I lift anything more than about 100 pounds left handed it pops and feels like somethings gonna rip. I can only curl about 50 pounds with it anymore, so I've lost a considerable amount of strength. There are also some pretty good size calcium deposits in it, but those would take surgery and I'm not that desperate yet. lol
    Any ideas on how to ease the pain, and maybe increase the flexibility?
    I ask this question here because many of the people on here (Wiccan, Christian, Pagan etc.) are into natural healing methods. I ask most of my questions here.
    learydisciple: allergic, ain't that some crap?
    EnchantedGypsy: Cardiologist said not to use glucosamine or chondroitin, though I'm not sure why. I already use capsaicin for arthritis, it's good stuff. Oleoresin capsicum is rough on the skin, but it does a great job on old fashioned osteo arthritis.

    • ANSWER:
      along with the others which have been suggested
      MSM and Black Currant Oil
      lots and lots of water
      hydrate big time
      i suffer with the same in my ankcles hardly walk most days
      God bless you<><
      forgot...I'm allergic to the shellfish in most of these other products that have been mentioned

  16. QUESTION:
    natural healing for thyroid disease...?
    im currently suffering with thyroid problems and feel absolutely rubbish due to the weight gain and fatigue, the docs will be putting me on all sorts of meds which im not so keen on, so would like to find out more about natural ways of curing this problem, natural as in alternative medicines and by meditation etc, any advice appreciated...

    • ANSWER:
      There's always a natural solution. Suggest you find products to feed your thyroid and get it back to optimal condition. And please keep in mind that your body becomes dependent on thyroid meds over time and causes your thyroid to atrophy. Check-out natural products for energy and for your thyroid and more. Listed below.

  17. QUESTION:
    Natural Healing.......what are your thoughts ?
    Do you think it works or do you think it's all in the imagination ?
    I would like to know about anyone's experiences (good or bad) of healing. Did it improve your physical problem ?
    I will be more specific in the term "natural"......using healing energy from God through spritual healers.

    • ANSWER:
      I like the sound of that.

      Yes, to believe is the best natural cure.
      It will improve your physical problem, if you want it bad enough.

      Think positive.

  18. QUESTION:
    Fibromyalgia Patients: natural healing with diet and exercise?
    I realize its a controversial medical problem, as it is looked at as syndrome or even a catch all disease. But I have many of the symptoms and other conditions that go hand in hand with most fibro. patients. I even have three relatives with fibro... I'm just waiting on a confirmed diagnosis. In the meantime I'm looking for ways to relieve the pain and sleeping thru the night. Since I don't have the proper diagnosis my doctor has prescribed me anti-inflmatories which don't seem to be helping at all. What are exercises and dieting tips could you give me to help relieve pain and assist with sleeping?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Learn to RELAX! Learn meditation and deep breathing and whatever you have to do to relax for at least 20 min a day. Walking is the best thing to do as it will get you tired so you can sleep better. Sleep is when you heal and regenerate and unfortunately most of us don't get good quality sleep. Don't believe the juice fads - sugar is an inflammatory agent and will not help matters at all and may hurt you more. Detox diet is great - eat organic meats and veggies and try to cut out carbs and all processed foods and sugar. Meds only hurt you more - supplements are the smarter way to go - a good multi, vit c, vit e, folic acid and magnesium are some important ones. Try to detox your life - be careful with cleaning supplies, makeup, lotions, cooking methods and oils, etc. Don't use any artificial fragrances like perfume and candles. Get massages if you can.

  19. QUESTION:
    Question for vets and all pet owners?
    Reiki is thought to help promote natural healing by working with a persons (or animals) energy.
    VETS Would you refer a clients pet to a reiki practioner after treatment?
    OWNERS Would you take your pet for reiki treatment if your vet recomended it or would you change your vet?

    • ANSWER:
      I think I would be finding a new vet.

  20. QUESTION:
    Energetic balancing for healing purposes?
    Has anyone ever heard of this? Is it real/successful? I read the book Sanctuary and it talks about this. I got this from their website...
    The AIM Program
    You can unleash your natural healing abilities with the AIM Program of Energetic Balancing. AIM stands for All Inclusive Method. It is our belief that the AIM Program provides the most effective method of energetic balancing.

    How AIM Works
    Everything is energy, therefore everything has a frequency. Imbalances have a frequency that can be brought into balance and neutralized by applying a balancing energy. The AIM Program is a spiritual process performed by exposing a participant's photo to subtle-energy balancing frequencies. It is our belief that the photograph is part of your spiritual hologram and when your photograph is exposed to these balancing frequencies, you receive these energies which you can use to help manifest your intention to heal yourself and raise your consciousness.

    • ANSWER:
      As an alternative healer and certified instructor of both massage and energy work - I can tell you that energetic balancing is helpful for healing purposes.

      That being said, it should not be used to the exclusion of traditional medicine in many cases. Put simply, the human body runs on electromagnetic energy. It can be influenced by outside energies, such as high power lines (which are linked to cancer) or magnets (which are linked to healing).

      I use natural stones along energy meridians (lines) when there is a deficit of energy - or I may use acupressure/shiatsu along those lines and points.

      Hope this gives you a more full understanding. Just remember, in case of serious health problem, energy work should be used in conjunction with additional medical care.

  21. QUESTION:
    What is a all natural way to heal pink eye?
    ease the pain and heal it

    • ANSWER:
      When I had conjunctivitis (pink eye), this worked for me:

      I cut open a large teabag, emptied the contents.
      I mixed some Raspberry leaf, some Goldenseal Root powder and some Eyebright leaf into the teabag.
      Stapled the teabag shut and prepared it just like a cup of tea. Used about a cup of distilled water.
      I let it cool, and then every few hours I'd use an eyedropper and drop as many drops of the mixture into my eyes as I comfortably could.

      Worked great! Relief was near immediate, and my eyes were 100% clear in 2 days. I continued the drops for another few days after they were clear for good measure.

      Health food stores usually have all the herbs you need, be it already in teabags, in capsules, or in bulk herb form.

      p.s. Goldenseal will stain stuff. Use caution.

  22. QUESTION:
    what is a good way to start a side business while working a full time job?
    I work full time as a construction superintendent and my wife works part time with me. We use and promote all natural products as well as natural healing without the use of medications as much as possible.We would like to get into the business of helping people as well as ourselves and believe we deserve to be healthy and wealthy, as do all. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Do not fall for all of the answers with links to shady or scammy work at home deals. Stay away from multi level marketing.

      I would look at way on how to promote the items you want to sell. Start small and work your way up.

  23. QUESTION:
    Who else sees the danger in the government telling us we have to seek preventive medical care?
    I know I don't want the government telling me when I have to go to the doctor, and what preventive care I must undergo. Some preventive care can be good, but I have heard of some cancer treatments being done too prematurely, and have resulted in the death of the person. Some never even had cancer to begin with. Not many people know the truth about mamograms either, that it can actually spread the cancer. I feel too many children are diagnosed with cancer, I just am not buying it. I think money has a lot to do with diagnosing children with labels they may not have. I heard one doctor got excited because they wanted to be the first to find the cancer, I know most doctors care, and most of the cancer patients have the real disease, but there is just something I dont trust about the whole thing. If this ever happens to me, I will go all natural healing.

    It should be our choice when or if we ever want to go to the doctor.

    • ANSWER:
      Some mandatory government preventative health measures are a good idea. Immunizations against contagious diseases for people who go to school or abroad seems to make sense. It's a matter of public safety.

      How do you feel about your kids attending class with someone not immunized against whooping cough?

      Would you be against not vaccinating pets?

      No one is making mammograms mandatory. Also, mammograms do exposure the patient to radiation. However, the risk is extremely low compared to the benefit of discovering a breast tumor(s) early.

  24. QUESTION:
    Can a chiropractor unlock a tight/locked elbow and shoulder without having to pull hard on it?
    I'm new at this and I trust the natural healing all the way, but I still got a little nervous when he cracked my back and leg (now it feels like slight pins and needles) and when he pulled on my arm to loosen the locked up elbow. Do I just relax and let him do this knowing that it will help? Can I do anything on my own to get rid of the tightness in the muscle, such as exercise, heat, alleve, etc? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Go to a physiotherapist, not a chiropractor. Pins and needles are a symptom of nerve compression or injury, which may be related to the adjustment the chiropractor performed.

      If your elbow is stiff because the muscles are tight, a physiotherapist is the best person to talk to as they are trained in the treatment of limb muscular disorders (chiropractors are not). If the problem with your elbow is in the joint (e.g. a mechanical problem involving damage to the cartilage or inflammation of the menisci) then you will need to speak to a general practitioner or an orthopaedic surgeon. Forcing movement in a joint with a mechanical problem could damage it further, though if there is no pain when he moves it it's unlikely to be mechanical (though by no means impossible)

      I know that this isn't the answer you wanted, and I'm not against alternative medicine per se, but remember it's the alternative to allopathic medicine, which should always be the first option for serious health problems. There's an awful lot of research that's been done over the years into musculoskeletal disorders, and this is evident in a good understanding of the factors behind them and the treatments with the best outcomes.

      Pins and needles is a very serious side effect from your chiropractor, and I would recommend you tell him what has happened and no longer allow him to perform spinal adjustments on you. If the pins and needles continue, speak to a doctor.

  25. QUESTION:
    Are there any vitamins, minerals or anything that could possiobly diminish bone spurs or help plantar warts?
    I think I have a plantar wart on the bottom of my foot. Also, I know that I have a heel spur. Any suggestions? I try to go with natural healing when it's at all possible, such as what I suggested above.

    • ANSWER:
      You will find more information on this at http://www.bonespur.com

  26. QUESTION:
    How to reduce scarring from scabs?
    I managed to graze my leg about a month ago now.. While the scabs went within a week (no picking or any creams etc applied, all natural healing). I am left with patches of darker skin where the scabs were. At first I thought this was normal but they haven't reduced at all.

    Is there anything that i can to to reduce these marks or get rid of them.

    • ANSWER:
      Use a product like Mederma made specially for scar removal. Any local drugstore will have these products, there are many more than just Mederma, so look around or ask a pharmacist for help. Mederma is a great product, but you might find something that fits your needs better.

  27. QUESTION:
    fibromyalgia, have you tried any herbal remedies for stamina, stress, pain?
    I have found some ancient herbal remedies for the above conditions. All natural, healing, how cool is that?

    • ANSWER:
      Shea Oil has been showing absolutely astounding results in reducing inflammation of all kinds at our practice. The product FlexNow is advertised for joint pain, but we have seen people suffering from various and extreme amounts of pain benefit from this.

  28. QUESTION:
    Can I take a cold shower after a long hot bath?
    I have no health issue except I take 60mg a day of adderall. I am almost all about natural healing and prevention.

    • ANSWER:
      Sure, there likely won't be anything wrong with doing so. Just pay attention to your body's signals to know if something is wrong, but I highly doubt anything will happen since you're healthy. :)

  29. QUESTION:
    whats realigion thats out there that belives in spiritual healing?
    i am a beliver on the spirtial healing of god.i dont belive in taking medicines first of all it only cure the systems and not the problem so i pray to god to make the pain go away.i dont wantmy child reciveing ocupational therphy cause i belive its only a waste of time and that there just taking our money.i belive in the prayers of jesus crist he will over come hes problem and not need to have the ot services but is there a realigion out there were i can belive in the natural heling of jesu christ and not have to recive the services for my child if i feel it isnt heloing him ins school and i jst wanna belive in the prayers to jesus for natural healing?is ther anything wrong with that?cause i am unsatisfied for the school services and so i beging to turn to the prayers to god and it seems to help but the school has asked what religion we are so they can determine if us denying him services in school is a good reason based on our beliefs please help someone.casue i reeally belive in all natural healing of prayers and god listing to to the prayers

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, i seriously hope you are just trolling.

  30. QUESTION:
    Natural antibiotics for sinus infections?
    I have recurring sinus infections, and my body seems to yelp whenever I start any antibiotics. I think I'm just plain done with all that. My latest snafu was getting Levaquin which promptly caused my left shoulder a lotta pain (felt just like fibromyalgia).

    I know there are natural alternatives to antibiotics. I researched a little bit and learned about honey, garlic and colloidal silver. I'm partial to the honey, however. Who has a lot of experience with natural healing? Which route would be best for healing sinus infections?

    I do have some colloidal silver nasal spray, but it's probably over 2 years old...is it still good, or should I throw it out and buy fresh?
    Well, since nobody ever answers my questions who believe in natural healing, I'll answer myself. Colloidal silver nasal spray is great for sinus infections; just don't do this more than 10 days in a row. Honey is a great natural antibiotic. 1 Tbsp of honey with 1/4 Tbsp cinnamon, 3x a day for 3 days should do the trick. And a few drops of hydrogen peroxide in the ears should clean and clear out any gunk/infection in my ears. I also learned that taking vitamin B should help my immunity problem, so I better start doing that again.

    • ANSWER:
      Food Therapy:
      Barely green, which can be used in juices or simply sprinkled on salads as a topping, helps some people with sinus problems, says Julian Whitaker, M.D., founder and president off the Whitaker Wellness Center in Newport Beach, California. Barley green is available in most health food stores.

      Hydrotherapy:
      A hot water bottle is a simple, effective way to relieve sinus pain, says Agatha Thrash, M.D., a medical pathologist and co-founder and co-director of Uchee Pines Institute, a natural healing center in Seale, Alabama.
      Fill about half of the bottle with hot (never boiling) water, wrap it in a towel and hold it against your nose and forehead until the pain subside.

      Juice Therapy:
      Both apple and dark grape juices may be beneficial to those with sinus problems, says John Peterson, M.D., an Ayurvedic practition in Muncie, Indiana. He recommends drinking the juices at room temperature and apart from meals.

      You can dilute either juice with water if it seems too strong, he adds.

      Vitamin and Mineral Therapy:
      Use a food sensitivity diet to eliminate any foods that might have a role in causing sinus problems, says David Edelberg, M.D., an internist and medical director of the American Holistic Center/Chicago.

      He also says to use steam inhalation with eucalyptus oil added to the water. And he says a person with sinus problems may want to try the following regimen of dietary supplements to help relieve symptoms: 2,000 milligrams of vitamin C twice a day; 400 international units of vitamin E twice a day; and 500 millgrams of n-acetycysteine twice a day.

      Both eucalyptus oil and n-acetylcysteine are available in most health food stores.

      Yoga:
      You can help both prevent and treat sinus problems if you do a yoga nasal wash, called neti, once a day, says Stephen A. Nezezon, M.D., yoga teacher and staff physician at the Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

      Start by filling a four-ounce paper cup halfway with warm water, then add 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Put a small crease in the lip of the cup so that it forms a spout. Slightly tilt your head back and to the left. Then slowly pour the water into your right nostril. The water will flow out of your left nostril or down the back of your throat if your left nostril is clogged.

      Spit out the water if it goes down your throat, or wipe the water from your face with a hand towel if it flows out your left nostril. Fill the cup again, then repeat the procedure on the other side, pouring the water into your left nostril and tilting your head to the riht so that the water flows out of your right nostril.

      Hope this help answer your question. And maybe this research with your research will even inlighten some one else

  31. QUESTION:
    natural remedies for a dry cough?
    I have a had a slight sore throat off and on for about a month and in the past 2 or 3 days ive had a slight dry cough. i would cough maybe 3 times a day, today it is at its worst. It is VERY annoying and sometimes hurts a little. I have no health insurance and I am pretty much flat broke I am all bout natural healing I dont like taking medication if i dont have to. does anyone have suggestions? i have been drinking lemon tea with honey but it doesnt help much the irritation is in my upper resp. it isnt an infection i have no mucus at all.

    thanks in advance! :D
    so i slept with my mouth closed and slept very well, i had tea with honey right before bed. as soon as i get up im having what feels like a cough attack! i have some mucus in my chest (very little) and a even less in my nose. no fever still and my body doesnt hurt but it feels very tired. Thanks for the great tips everyone!

    • ANSWER:
      Any natural tea that you enjoy laced with honey. I like an elderberry-echinacea tea with orange blossom honey made extra strong. You boil the water, pour it over two tea bags in a large mug and cover. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes before you remove the bags and squeeze every last drop out. Sweeten to taste with honey and drink just before bedtime.

      I get a dry throat when the room is dry. A humidifier is nice, but sitting in your bathroom after a hot shower for a half an hour is great. Make sure you aren't sleeping with your mouth open and there aren't any drafts that hit your face directly.

  32. QUESTION:
    I found a great natural remedy for vaginal issues and just wanted to share!?
    I asked earlier about vaginal cuts/tears. Ended up going to an herbologist today to see about a natural remedy before having to spend the money on doctor's appt. When I asked the lady about it, she said "Oh, this happens to me all the time and I have a great remedy for it!" She gave me a bottle of wheat germ oil supplements and said to poke a hole in it and sqeeze the oil onto the affected area. (whether it be from sex, or accidentally scratching while inserting a tampon, rubbing on clothing, etc.) It's supposed to soothe right away and aide in healing. I was told that this product is also great for vaginal dryness, or chafing skin. She even suggested that I take 3 daily to improve my skin overall.... she had beautiful glowing skin by the way! She also told me that for cuts in general, you should use something oil based because the skin will absorb it better. There were lots of other great products there for natural healing of cuts/burns. Actually thinking about throwing out antibiotic ointments! I am so glad I decided to ask someone and she appreciated my honesty with her. I am excited to see how well the oil works. Just wanted to share this with everyone else who may deal with some of these issues.

    • ANSWER:
      lol Thanks!!!!:D

  33. QUESTION:
    For those who don't trust mainstream doctors for your new born baby & are into natural herbal healing..?
    Please dont put stupid stuff like the doctors know this and that, I obviously dont want to hear it with my title.. I need help finding a natural doctor..heres my story Well my fiancee is a health freak was raised Vegan, I was raised the basic American style (where my mom wasnt even aware of health foods and took me for the flu shot and what not..) well we are going to have a baby, i'm 9 months along, almost there..YAY...

    but anyways we were told there was to be multiple vitamin K shots that the baby needs (now im concerned that it might cause problems if my baby gets it and it will cause problems if he doesnt) my fiancee keeps claiming breast milk will help him, but i dont think thats all the baby needs I know he has no immune system but he will not listen to me, so we are trying to take another route. is there a natural vit. K shot without harmful preservatives? if you were a herbal lover with your child what did you do when the hospital says "we need to inject your child"

    -___-; im running in circles trying to figure out what to do
    i know it helps clot the blood from outer skin so he doesnt bleed to death but there must be a natural way right?

    thank u :D
    & i know some of you are going to say "Just do as the doctor says" or some crap like that, just please save yourself some time and don't write that, im taking this seriously because there has to be another way, something my doctor isnt telling me.
    thanks. My doctor keeps telling me "Breast milk won't help with this..it wont help with that.. itll just be protein that he needs but it wont stop illness."

    uggh...

    • ANSWER:
      This site offers suggestions on alternatives to the shot. Hope it helps you!

      http://www.drbenkim.com/vitamin-K-shot-baby.html

  34. QUESTION:
    how do I open a health store?
    I want to open a health store that sells Vitamins, supplements, all natural healing type stuff. I have NO idea where to even begin. Any thoughts?

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    How can you know if you have h. pylori bacteria without going to a doctor to get tested. I have all kinds of?
    digestive problems, sometimes they get better and sometimes worse. I know it's all part of IBS but would an acidic system make h pylori live better in your system, I read that if you are more on the alkaline side h pylori can't live in your gut, are there any natural remedies to eradicate h pylori? thanks and please do not recommend that I just go to a doctor, been there done that , not impressed as of yet- DRs know nothing of natural healing.
    HMMM TALK about arrogant, really think medical school is teaching you everything. Have a LOT to learn!
    okay,. is anyone listening- this is like saying the earth is round and no one hearing it. What was my question?

    • ANSWER:
      The only way to know if you have h.pylori bacteria is to get tested for it by the doctor - there is no other way, as many things can cause the same symptoms. If you do have h.pylori the only way to treat it is by taking the antibiotics - its a bacteria and isn't going to go away any other way.
      Also h.pylori has nothing to do with IBS - it lives in the stomach and duodenum and is linked to ulcers and stomach cancer. Reducing acid might give you some symptomatic control of the infection, but the damage would still happen.
      Stop being so arrogant and go to a doctor - they know a lot more than you. Doctors know plenty about "natural healing" - most importantly they know when it doesn't work.

      Edit: I think medical school is teaching me about helicobacter pylori bacteria. Where did you learn about it? From an expert in the subject, like I did? Or did you learn about it from google?
      And I do have a lot to learn - for example I know nothing about cars, this is why I take my car to a mechanic; and I know nothing about wiring - this is why I got an electrician to rewire my house.

      I answered your question: you can't know without getting tested; acid makes the symptoms worse; no there are no natural remedies to get rid of it. You could try eating lots of broccoli everyday, this has been shown to reduce h pylori (which it doesn't sound like you have), but it won't get rid of it completely which isn't a risk I would take since it can cause cancer.

  36. QUESTION:
    What is causing an electrical shock sensation in bottom of my foot and big toe?
    Whenever pressure is applied to my foot (pressing in the area on bottom of my foot underneath the toes), I feel like an electrical current goes from that area in the middle part of the sole of my foot to the big toe, making it tingle. Sometimes I feel a stretching in the back of my calf muscle, but no pain at all anywhere. What is causing this? Can a chiropracter help (being that I'm looking to natural healing first)? PLEASE ANSWER ONLY IF YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS? thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Are you diabetic? Diabetic Neuropathy has similar symptoms. It comes from nerve damage from a high level of sugar for a while. Check into this if you are diabetic. It can get a LOT worse if not treated (ie. if you don't lower your sugar level)

  37. QUESTION:
    Should I let my fever run its course?
    I am going to bed in a couple hours, and was wanting to know if it would be better for me to go to bed with a fever, and let my body fight the cold, or to take nyquil and get better sleep. This is hard for me to decide. Im all into natural healing, but it seems like a goods night rest is a good option too, even with the chemicals in it.

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on what kind of fever you are talking about. You didn't mention any numbers. If your temperature is at or above 102, then you need to treat that with Tylenol or Motrin. If it is below that, and you are able to drink and hold down fluids- then it is best not to take anything at all really. Fever is not necessarily an enemy the majority of the time, you are correct about that. It is an excellent body defense to limit gerbie numbers. That is, providing it's not at or above 102. At that point, it is actually dangerous. If what you have is a cold, it's not likely you will run a dangerous temperature. But other symptoms of a cold can make sleeping really difficult. If you have a stuffy nose, or aches, the Nyquil can help you get a good night's sleep, and sleep is a great healer. It will also help to have a cooler room, with moisture if you can arrange it, and sleep propped up on lots of pillows. It's up to you- if the temperature isn't dangerous, you can drink, and can live with the other symptoms- try sleeping without. If not, take it in good conscience, and get a good sleep.

  38. QUESTION:
    How Can Anyone Trust Such A Corrupt Medical System As We Have Today?
    It is alarming to say the least when one makes a serious assessment of the medical industry today. The evidence of corruption is rampant, from the field of research all the way through to the highest levels of government. ..... It is perhaps even more alarming to view the way that so many hard line medical science worshipers simply ignore and deny the seriousness of the situation as it exists today. .. Instead of putting serious efforts towards addressing this serious infection that has overtaken the medical industry, ... these same individuals focus all their efforts on a constant onslaught against all natural forms of healing. ... This is in spite of how harmless natural healing is and has been in comparison to the pharmaceutical model.

    Here are some of the abundant examples of the corruption that exists in the medical industry today;

    "Wall St. Journal" - January 2009
    "FDA Scientists Ask Obama to Restructure Drug Agency"

    "WASHINGTON -- A group of scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday sent a letter to President-elect Barack Obama's transition team pleading with him to restructure the agency, saying managers have ordered, intimidated and coerced scientists to manipulate data in violation of the law.

    The nine scientists, whose names have been provided to the transition team and to some members of Congress, say the FDA is a "fundamentally broken" agency and describe it as place where honest employees committed to integrity can't act without fear of reprisal. ..."

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123142562104564381.html

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    "Western Journal Of Medicine" - Oct. 2001
    "The unhealthy alliance between academia and corporate America"

    "Academia's relationship with private industry changed in the United States when Congress passed the Bayh-Dole Act in 1980.1 This law enabled universities to patent their discoveries and license them to private corporations. This policy fostered collaboration between academia and industry, which created jobs and products of immediate commercial value. But the delicate balance between academic and corporate expectations has swung too far toward private profit at the expense of public trust. Universities are threatened by a growing public concern that industry funding distorts research and undermines its traditions of objectivity, independence, and free exchange of ideas. ..."

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1071558/

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    "JAMA" (Journal of The American Medical Association)
    Vol. 300 No. 9, September 3, 2008
    "Industry-Sponsored Clinical Research - A Broken System"

    "Over the past 2 decades, the pharmaceutical industry has gained unprecedented control over the evaluation of its own products. Drug companies now finance most clinical research on prescription drugs, and there is mounting evidence that they often skew the research they sponsor to make their drugs look better and safer. Two recent articles underscore the problem: one showed that many publications concerning Merck's rofecoxib that were attributed primarily or solely to academic investigators were actually written by Merck employees or medical publishing companies hired by Merck; the other showed that the company manipulated the data analysis in 2 clinical trials to minimize the increased mortality associated with rofecoxib.2 Bias in the way industry-sponsored research is conducted and reported is not unusual and by no means limited to Merck. ..."

    http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/300/9/1069

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    "Wall St. Journal" - May 7, 2010
    "Why the AMA Wants to Muzzle Your Doctor"

    " ...The AMA was not only a major supporter of ObamaCare but also an accomplice in its passage. Without the support of the AMA it is quite possible that the health-care reform initiative would have failed. So why the effort to silence other doctors? The AMA is not only worried about protecting this misguided legislation, it is worried about protecting itself.

    In the weeks since passage of this 2,700 page bill, more and more of its policy land-mines have exploded, including rising insurance premiums and admissions of inevitable rationing. Not surprisingly, an increasing number of physicians have expressed alarm over the impact that the legislation will have on their patients. This growing opposition makes the actions of the AMA, which represents only 17% of the doctors in the U.S., look very bad.

    It is essential to understand the primary reason the AMA stands alongside President Obama on health-care reform. The organization wants to protect a monopoly that the federal government has created for it—a m
    ... a medical coding system administered by the AMA that every health-care professional and hospital must use if they wish to get paid for the services they provide. This monopoly generates income of million to 0 million annually for the AMA. That makes the AMA less an association looking out for doctors and more a special-interest group beholden to Congress and the White House. ..."

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703961104575226323909364054.html?mod=rss_opinion_main#articleTabs%3Darticle
    "PBS Frontline" - 2003
    "Dangerous Prescription"
    "More than a dozen dangerous drugs have been pulled off the market since 1997. Why were they approved in the first place? An investigation of America's drug safety system."

    "I think it was pretty well understood," say former FDA scientist Michael Elashoff, "that if you were advocating turning a drug down -- particularly if it was from a large pharmaceutical company -- that that wouldn't be good for your career."

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/prescription/hazard/
    Sarah -
    Perhaps you would care to post the research which shows the harm done by natural healing in comparison to the harm done via the pharmaceutical model. .... and where exactly did you read the word "Totally" in my question here? Please don't put words in my mouth.
    fizbap -

    "sometimes corrupt" eh? .... I think you need to read more thoroughly before you post such a weak response. .... Why is it that the typical response from your camp to this rampant corruption is always denial and lame excuses?

    • ANSWER:
      I am just grateful that all of this information is finally coming out, and making it into more main-stream media. And the influx of information is exponential. Also hoping that this might stem the tide of copycat changes here in Australia.

      Can we trust the system? NO. Do we need to use the system? Sometimes. Solution: Be aware and be careful. Choose your doctors, etc where possible. Increasing numbers are thinking for themselves and practising medicine that is in the best interests of the patient. Increasing numbers are supporting Alt Med as complimentary and/or the better alternative.

      However, to halt this malignancy, we need an increase in awareness and an increase in people willing to voice their objections. Governments just follow the lead, and they will continue to support this system unless sufficient numbers of citizens loudly voice their objections. And that is happening too slowly :-(

  39. QUESTION:
    What kind of doctor should my friend see for alternative treatment/natural therapy?
    Basically she's had horrible symptoms for the last year and a half, has been to over a dozen doctors, had all sorts of scans and tests done, and they don't know whats wrong. Today I was reading in a magazine at the hair salon about natural remedies to heal "mystery illnesses" and it was an interview with some doctor who specializes in that, but I forgot what kind of doctor that is. Do you know? So I can tell my friend?

    • ANSWER:
      A medical doctor.
      I spent twenty years going to doctors: GP's, internists, cardiologists, neurologists, rheumatologists, gastro-enterologists, dermatologists, endodontists, etc, etc. Got so frustrated with those that I saw chiropractors, cranial manipulators, massage therapists, psychiatrists, a witch doctor, and a preacher.

      No, no kidding.

      Then one day I injured my hip and was seen by a new doctor.
      New doctor walked in the room, took one look at me and asked me to make a fist - and what he saw was this
      http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199508173330706

      People who have that, also have a tendency to drop dead unexpectedly from aortic dissection
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aortic_dissection
      It was a good thing to know when I had to be rushed to the hospital emergency three years ago.

      You tell your freind to keep seeing doctors.
      It wil probably save her life one day.
      Because no Naturopathic correspondence school graduate would ever 'catch' those hard to diagnose problems. No, they sweep everything under a carpet of "toxins" and adrenal fatigue mumbo-jumbo, and tell people to take laxatives, and mega-doses of vitamin C.

  40. QUESTION:
    what are products similar to the Healing Oil Treatment from Macadamia Natural Oil?
    i want to try something new similar to it,
    like is there anything similar enough to it where you can buy it at a drugstore ?
    dosent have to contain the same ingredients, all long as the products do the same thing.

    id prefer not to order it online, thats why im asking this question

    • ANSWER:
      Argan oil you find at sally beauty stores great for hair

  41. QUESTION:
    what natural remed can heal damages skin?
    i was just wondering since i dont wanna spend too much money on scargel, i wanna know are there any natural remedies out there that can help heal damaged skins. cause i ve heard green tea and aloe vera can help, i just wanna know are there any other remedies that i can use since i wanna use them all

    • ANSWER:
      Try using Jojoba oil. It helps heal skin, is great for your scalp as well.
      I used it to help heal acne.

  42. QUESTION:
    2ND time dreaming of a buffalo what deos it mean?
    I really need your HELP I just woke up from a dream it started off I was laying down admiring, in love, a strong like for this black guy, then there was knock at his door and a lot of ladies came in. Very beautiful women of color, and came across as if they where old girl friends of his. I was looking a mess. not good enough to be around them, so I got up to leave. His mother asked why was I leaving I told her (which was true In the dream, one of the girls and I had a aruguement she told me I didnt fit in I need to leave! So his mother sickly said okay I guess so. As I was leaving some girl gave me kit full of herbs and natural healing products, all natrual shampoos. I started out the door climbing some type of hills trying make it to the Highway to cross it, but not get hit by the cars. And thats when I saw 2 buffalo running and out of NO WHERE! came this black guy trying to tame them by putting commands on them. When that didn't work he strarted beating one of them until it didn't move I don't remember where the other went but the one that didn't move was Dark Brown and the other was white! Now keep in mind I am African/Native American female that for the last 15 years has only seriously dated white men. BUT I have a 18 year old that is by a Black guy! HELP this is the second time I have had a dream of a BUFFALO! ( the buffalos looked like a Woolly Mammoth,

    • ANSWER:
      Buffalo

      To see a buffalo in your dream, symbolizes survival. The dream may warn that you are going off your life path.

      To see an injured or killed buffalo, forewarns that you must not accept any new ventures.

      To see a herd of buffalo in your dream, signifies tranquility and plentitude.

  43. QUESTION:
    where do we get natural powers to heal other people physically?
    I feel this must be well known to the whole universe that there people with some powers like magician or higher than that, I wonder why this happening and where does all this originates? is it coming from God or other part of human nature?

    • ANSWER:
      The only place to get the powers to heal others is MEDICAL SCHOOL.

      There is not one shred of evidence for any kind of magical healing powers, universal life force energy, or even gods.

      None of these so called healers can perform under controlled test conditions.

  44. QUESTION:
    what are some Natural remedies that heal your esophagus from acid reflux?
    i suffer from quite bad GERD and medication doesn't help me all that much i was wondering what are some home remedies are that stop the reflux as well as heal the esophagus at the same time, thanks

    • ANSWER:
      "Individuals suffering with stomach and intestinal problems most frequently assume that heartburn, indigestion, gas, and reflux are caused by overproduction of stomach acid. This common misconception has been strongly re-enforced by our conventional medical profession, whose practitioners routinely prescribe stomach acid blocking medications at the slightest sign of stomach dysfunction, failing to properly diagnose the digestive problem by first monitoring the stomach's acid producing function, using scientific methods and neglecting to provide patients with common sense dietary recommendations.

      The Symptoms of Over and Under-Production Are The Same
      Strangely enough, the symptoms of stomach acid (hydrochloric acid, HCL) over-production and under production are virtually identical. It is therefore unwise to jump to conclusions regarding what's occurring in the stomach without actual testing.

      Medical Misdiagnosis Is Very Common
      The pharmaceutical firms with their considerable influence on the medical profession have, through advertising, incentives to doctors and various other forms of indoctrination, made it an almost reflex reaction on the part of most physicians, even many gastro-enterologists, to jump to the conclusion that a majority of gastric problems can be easily treated by the use of acid blocking medications. Because the American public over-consumes unhealthy food at an alarming rate, the routine use of acid blockers is highly profitable for pharmaceutical firms, provides instant relief for many sufferers, but can bring about long-term health problems for many misdiagnosed users."

      http://www.modernherbalist.com/betaine.html

      I couldn't of said it better myself.

      Insufficient stomach acid or digestive enzymes >>>
      http://www.gillianmckeith.info/yourbody/health/digestivedisorders/gillianmckeithdigestiveenzymes.php

      Digestive enzymes - for acid reflux/GERD>>>
      http://www.natural-indigestion-relief.com/acid-reflux-remedies-digestive-enzymes.html

      How digestion works>>>
      http://www.jonbarron.org/enzymes/proteolytic-formulas-digestive-health-stomach-acid

  45. QUESTION:
    Are there any organic or all-natural face washes that help clear breakouts?
    I've been having issues with my skin lately, as every teen does. It's nothing major - no severe breakouts - but I would prefer to get rid of blemishes and discoloration/small scars from zits. I like using organic or all-natural products - does any one know of a good product to use that helps heal blemishes, minimize discoloration, control oils, yet leave skin feeling soft and not dry?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey there,
      Those minor break outs can be a real pain! I think you're on the right track to use all natural and organic products. Clear skin could be a easy as eliminating petrochemicals and sulphates from your skin care regime.

      Botani have a good acne rescue kit that you may want to try, and it's not that expensive either. Mind you the acne rescue cream does have a bit of benzylalcohol

      Rosehip Oil has well known healing properties and lovely on your skin. Quite a quick and relatively inexpensive fix it.

      Another thing, be careful what type of make-up you use, if it has petrochemicals, it's probably blocking you're pores (even the water based non-comedone types). Try a mineral make up instead. Brands like Inika and Earthy Essences use Zinc Oxide which helps to heal the skin as well as provide a natural sunscreen.

      Good luck
      Sonya

  46. QUESTION:
    2nd time dreamingf of a Buffalo what does it mean?
    I really need your HELP I just woke up from a dream it started off I was laying down admiring, in love, a strong like for this black guy, then there was knock at his door and a lot of ladies came in. Very beautiful women of color, and came across as if they where old girl friends of his. I was looking a mess. not good enough to be around them, so I got up to leave. His mother asked why was I leaving I told her (which was true In the dream, one of the girls and I had a aruguement she told me I didnt fit in I need to leave! So his mother sickly said okay I guess so. As I was leaving some girl gave me kit full of herbs and natural healing products, all natrual shampoos. I started out the door climbing some type of hills trying make it to the Highway to cross it, but not get hit by the cars. And thats when I saw 2 buffalo running and out of NO WHERE! came this black guy trying to tame them by putting commands on them. When that didn't work he strarted beating one of them until it didn't move I don't remember where the other went but the one that didn't move was Dark Brown and the other was white! Now keep in mind I am African/Native American female that for the last 15 years has only seriously dated white men. BUT I have a 18 year old that is by a Black guy! HELP this is the second time I have had a dream of a BUFFALO! ( the buffalos looked like a Woolly Mammoth,

    • ANSWER:
      Buffalos symbolize something that is fleeting (almost extinct) and need to be protected. They were also a symbol of power and a source of life (food) to Native Americans. A white buffalo is a symbol of hope. A dark or dull brown buffalo symbolizes unenlightened or depressing earthiness or denial of the spirit. This in itself says a lot about where you are mentally. You feel that you are running out of time on something. You hope things will work out (white buffalo), but your spirit is being beaten down (brown buffalo).

      I think this is all related to the fact that you have only dated white men the last 15 years. You have an 18 yr old black son, and realize that he needs positive black male role models. Because you have always dated white men, he has not had this. You may feel that it is now too late to provide him with this. Your are struggling with the decisions you have made, and think maybe it's time to date black men. However, you do not trust them. You feel that they will cheat on you (harem of women and ex-girlfriends in the dream), and that you will no longer fit into that culture (being told you did not fit in, and being self conscious about your appearance in the dream). The mother in the dream is probably your own mother in real life. She is supportive choices (to leave) but wishes you wouldn't (she wishes you'd find a black man). The natural herbs and healing products the girl gave you in the dream is another symbol of earthliness and spirit. You feel that your spirit in some way needs to be healed before you can date black men again. Difficulty crossing the highway and avoiding cars in the dream is your difficulty with this choice. You think you will have a hard time finding a "good" black man, and are likely to be run over by them. Same with the black man beating the brown buffalo. You think a black man would beat down your spirit. The white buffalo disappears in the dream (or runs off) because you are losing hope in this situation.

  47. QUESTION:
    2nd time dreaming of a buffalo what does it mean?
    I really need your HELP I just woke up from a dream it started off I was laying down admiring, in love, a strong like for this black guy, then there was knock at his door and a lot of ladies came in. Very beautiful women of color, and came across as if they where old girl friends of his. I was looking a mess. not good enough to be around them, so I got up to leave. His mother asked why was I leaving I told her (which was true In the dream, one of the girls and I had a aruguement she told me I didnt fit in I need to leave! So his mother sickly said okay I guess so. As I was leaving some girl gave me kit full of herbs and natural healing products, all natrual shampoos. I started out the door climbing some type of hills trying make it to the Highway to cross it, but not get hit by the cars. And thats when I saw 2 buffalo running and out of NO WHERE! came this black guy trying to tame them by putting commands on them. When that didn't work he strarted beating one of them until it didn't move I don't remember where the other went but the one that didn't move was Dark Brown and the other was white! Now keep in mind I am African/Native American female that for the last 15 years has only seriously dated white men. BUT I have a 18 year old that is by a Black guy! HELP this is the second time I have had a dream of a BUFFALO! ( the buffalos looked like a Woolly Mammoth,

    • ANSWER:
      Buffalo

      Large profits are forecast in a dream involving this rare animal, unless you killed or injured it, in which case you should be extra careful concerning any new venture offered.

      I am not a dream interpreter but I got the information above from a dream interpretation site.

  48. QUESTION:
    how can I find GOD= peace n joy n love divine, here n now?
    into yoga n natural healing tried lsd, etc, n they do work but all seems temporary, how to feel n experience Oneness with source/spirit right now n here...continously........k

    • ANSWER:
      accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior...turn your life over to Him unconditionally (that's the catcher)

  49. QUESTION:
    What is another way to say...?
    Instead of saying, "It helps relieve pain" what other phrases are available to express => "relieving pain".

    There are many magnets help relieve pain, but the item what we carry also works same effect as magnets, in addition, with the item we carry, our human body will not get used to it. Because magnets are known as stimulation therapy and the item we carry is a natural healing therapy, which is that we, as human body, we all have natural healing process and the item what we carry is to allow us to heal itself naturally and it recover sooner than anything.

    For those of you can re-write/phrase the paragraph above is very appreciate it. Waiting for the BEST advise.

    Thank you all,

    riorio
    1/5/2009

    • ANSWER:
      There are many magnets that help alleviate physical pain and discomfort, and our product -like magnets- produces the same effect. Unlike magnets, though, the item we carry does not cause the body to become used to it. That is because magnets are known for being stimulation therapy, and our product is a natural-healing therapy. This, because the human body possesses the ability to heal itself and our product assists in that healing process so recovery is quicker.

  50. QUESTION:
    I have questions, my baby grey comes home tomorrow? I was told to keep her in her cage the first day. I disag
    Also, I was told the she should be in her cage most of the day, 20 min. out in the morn, 20 in the afternoon and a 20 min. before bed. Anymore than that will cause her to have cage issues. Do you believe that? She has a pellet mixture (Zieglers & Higgins pellets) for the day, veggie mix for night. What do you think of the diet? I was told I can give her some fresh veggies and a small piece of fruit each day. In the afternoon she can have a piece of spray millet. This is what she's been eating. She still gets one syringe of baby food at night. I'd like to get her eating an all organic diet as described in Alicia McWatters, "A Guide to a Naturally Healthy Bird: Nutrition, Feeding, and Natural Healing Methods for Parrots." Heard any good things about her approach? My baby grey has been off antibiotics since Monday. Should she see an avian Vet before bringing her home or should I give her some time to get acclimated to her new home first? I just want to do the best or her. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Our Congo was out in the morning, and again all evening as a baby, as soon as he feathered out, with several noon 'nap' hours. He wasn't allowed to roam freely because we knew he needed discipline to be safe, but we think that outside stimulation made him more of a family bird. He's two now, and we can lay him on his back and cover his breast bone in raspberry kisses, and tickle him, and hang him from one finger while kissing his beak. He knows how to have fun in his cage, and he does not have a squawking problem. It seems like lots of people think that birds must be treated a little icily, but you and I know that we wouldn't treat a child like that, and a bird deserves no different.

      Pellets prevent favorite food picking. We use them like they're a dish full of Flintstones vitamins. We offer a moist meals a few times a day -- eggs for breakfast, veggies or fruit for lunch, and for dinner some pasta, or well-cooked meat. There's a Hahns eating cheese ravioli on my shoulder right now. The Healthy Bird Cookbook is full of good recipes.

      Bringing her home and a vet visit can both mean high stress, , but getting them all out of the way the same day is almost a must. Breeders don't always play by the book, and sometimes they just don't know. You sound like a great parent, to research your babies this much, so I think you can use your judgement just fine.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Has anyone stopped taking all prescription drugs based on Kevin Tredeau's Natural Cures Book?
    I am attempting to do this. Started with Garlic pills for my blood pressure that also have ingredients that help the heart. Also taking Cinnamon tablets and Fenugreek for my diabetes and will be adding a high dose biotin capsule this week. Any one heard of this biotin cure? Although most days I feel pretty good, there are times when I just get a little nervous and will take my B/P & diabetes medication as a precaution. I have no way of monitoring my blood pressure at this time except when I go to the doctor.

    I'd like to hear from people who have successfully gotten off their medications and are going all natural. Tell me how you did it and anything else that will put my mind at ease. I really want to stop taking my prescriptions (especially Avandia) but have some concerns. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Here's the thing.... Kevin Treudau (and any other author that writes a book) is not a doctor that can talk to you in person, look at your labs, and run any needed tests on you to see if you can safely get off any given medication.
      Yes, there are many supplements that can help you, and it's possible that you could get off of many/all of your prescriptions.... but the safest way is to see a doctor in person to ask.

      The major problem that comes up with blindly stopping prescriptions based on a book is that many drugs have added side effects that occur when you just drop from a high dose and need to be slowly taken off to avoid the withdrawal. Diabetes is an even more serious problem.... if it's not checked by a doctor, you could get too little or too much support between the supplements and drugs, and with something as severe as Diabetes, too much or too little support could be as severe as being fatal. With something like that, it's not worth the risk, and you really should talk to a doctor in person... or at least a nutritionist, dietitian, or natural doctor that is willing to help you.
      I wish you good luck and the best of health!

  2. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had anything good to say about the Natural Cures Book?
    I ask because I work for a company that sells it and I get one complaint after another from customers. Is it truly a piece of crap or does it contain at least one valuable piece of info.? Truth to be told, I feel like a thief for peddling this book after all the complaints I've received.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you mean "Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You To Know About" by Kevin Trudeau?
      It sounds interesting, but what has prevented me from buying it is that to get more information, you need to go to his website and pay a fee.
      I believe in alternative medicines, and there might be some truth to his ideas, but I think he either made outrageous claims on some ideas, and offered basic common sense on others.

  3. QUESTION:
    Any doctors out there who can verify or denounce Kevin Trudeau's 2 "Natural Cures" books?
    Some in my family are loving his books and touting them. I'm banging my head against the wall trying to get them to stop listening to his advice. Obviously, eating more fruits and veggies is good for you, cutting down on red meat, refined sugar and alcohol all do wonders. That much you don't need to pay .99 to figure out.

    Can a qualified medical person denounce specific claims please?
    (ie: Insulin is BAD for diabetics, candida yeast causes most heart attacks, shellfish are always bad for you, saccharin causes most cancers, antibiotics should not be taken unless you are near death, magnetic bracelets will prevent )

    • ANSWER:
      Here's some links that might help.

      Personally, I think he's a huckster out to make a buck using ridiculous claims backed by pseudo-science and possibly outright untruths .. but that's just my opinion .. and some other people like doctors, respected journalists, etc.

      Analysis of Kevin Trudeau's "Natural Cures" Infomercial (2004) by Stephen Barrett, M.D.
      http://www.infomercialwatch.org/tran/trudeau.shtml

      Kevin Trudeau Banned from Infomercials
      http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2004/09/trudeaucoral.htm

      20/20 Report "King Con? Bestselling Author Selling Questionable Cures to the Desperate and Gullible"
      http://abcnews.go.com/2020/Health/story?id=1527774

      Skeptic's Dictionary
      http://skepdic.com/trudeau.html

      Wikipedia entry
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_Cures_%22They%22_Don't_Want_You_To_Know_About

  4. QUESTION:
    calling all readers of the book "natural cures" by kevin trudeau - what do YOU think?
    i have recently read the book "natural cures" by kevin trudeau and i am extremely interested in his advice and his theory on the way you should maintain your health. what do you make of this? what do you make of him? is there anything i should know about before plowing forward with this health information?

    • ANSWER:
      I have both of Kevin Trudeau's books as well as many other books he has recommended and the information in those books has changed my life dramatically. I don't know why people get hung up on Trudeau's past, that was 20 years ago. The information, resources and products he has recommended are LIFE SAVING/CHANGING in a positive way. He traveled over 5 million miles all over the world seeking the best products, treatments and techniques on planet earth for curing as well as life enhancing. I personally have became my own doctor, literally, with what i know now I will never have a need to go to a doctor/hospital ever again. I literally have not been sick since reading Trudeau's first book, I feel so much better after cleansing and eating fresh organic foods, I don't feel bogged down and I can really think clearer, I feel tremendously great. Critics of Keven Trudeau need to actually do true research, like talking to scientist and doctors all around the world and actually see people get cured extremely fast right before there eyes, rather then relying on biased studies and websites that are secretly funded by the drug companies. I think folks need to know that the AMA is mostly funded by the drug companies, so the doctors will only know how to do two things and thats surgery or push drugs, they will never know the massive power of internal cleansing, the sun, live organic foods, herbs and specialty supplements, oxygen therapy, DMSO therapy, energy healing, frequency healing, mind healing, on and on and on. The Drug companies even state that there only goal is to create ''manegable diseases'', they will never try to truly cure diseases, they have a legal obligation to there share holders to have increased continued use of drugs. Also I don't think people are aware that the scientist at Monsanto the chemical company who developed GMO seeds refused to eat food in Monsanto's cafeteria that was grown with GMO seeds, the very scientist who created GMO seeds would not eat GMO food. It's all very interesting. People, please get informed.

  5. QUESTION:
    Has anyone read Kevin Trudeau's books like Natural Cures "They" Dont Want You to Know About, ect??????
    Kevin Trudeau has written many books like "Natural cures they dont want you to know about" , "More Natural Cures revealed" and The weight loss cure they dont want you to know about. His first 2 books claim that there is a natural cure 4 nearly every disease and addiction. In his weight loss book, he claims that there is a "Cure" 4 weight loss that takes away ur hunger and helps u lose,on average, about 1 pound a day. recently, (like a big idiot) i ordered his first 2 books but i havnt received them just yet. but a few days ago i saw alot of articles online saying that his books r fake and so is all of his claims about natural cures and the weight loss cure. i knw better than 2 beleive anything i read online and i only bought his books cause i was curious (and cause they were free and i only had to pay s & h)lol. i just want to know is there anyone out there that has read his books or tried anything frm the book and did it work,help, or cure anything 4 u.n let me knw if u beleive it all

    • ANSWER:
      20/20 completed a segment on Kevin Trudeau who's claim to fame or infamy is his fraudulent advertising. Check out http://skepdic.com/trudeau.html for links to excerpts from the 20/20 article to a copy of his indictment on smokinggun.com.
      The man is nothing but a con artist.

  6. QUESTION:
    Has anyone read Trudeau's Natural Cures and has it worked?
    hey i was wondering if anyone's read this book, Natural cures they dont want you to know about... has anyone done all these things he suggests and has it really improved your life and cured you of diseases or ailments? Just wondering its sucess rate before spending any money on all this cleansing stuff, etc...

    • ANSWER:
      His book is just a list of websites and places to buy herbal remedies. That's all. I was really disappointed when I paged through it. Some of the stuff is alright, but it's all herbal remedies. Do your own research on it all and talk to your doctor.

      Find a forum of people who have actually done these things.

      The best cleanse for the body is to drink water. Loads of water, all the time. Nothing else. It makes you feel better.

      Cranberry also helps cleanse the kidneys... Taking a lot of fiber helps cleanse your colon.

      Simple stuff like that.

  7. QUESTION:
    Have you read Kevin Tredeau's book,"Natural Cures"?
    Do you agree with all the things he says in his book, about any kind of
    prescription or non prescription drug being bad for you, and that tap water causes scaring of the
    arteries. And that natural cures are being hidden from us by the
    fda. And that the FDA is nothing more than a money hungry monster
    that wants you to take some kind of drug, and eat their approved trash food, so you get sick and take their drugs. His website is
    www.naturalcures.com

    • ANSWER:
      Considering Kevin Trudeau doesn’t have any medical credentials, he has a history in the dubious telemarketing history, and he has been fined for false claims made in his marketing campaigns and imprisoned for fraudulent activities; it is hard to give any of his claims credence.

      However, with that said it should be noted that though I don’t agree that any of his treatments actually work, I do concur with the underlying premise that the medical industry is corrupt and is withholding vital information that could potentially eradicate many serious illnesses and disease that are currently plaguing humanity.

      I accede to his rationale that it works to the medical and pharmaceutical industries advantage to suppress alternatives that could cure people of things like diabetes, cancer, and heart disease, because by only providing treatments, and not cures, both the pharmaceutical behemoths and the medical industry ensure profits and job security for a long time to come.

      If you look at the medical industry in the past 100 years you will see something just doesn’t add up. Something is suspicious. In the first 60 years of our history we virtually wiped off the planet many serious sickness and diseases from the industrialized world. Things like Small Pox, Polio and a host of other maladies were eradicated in countries that could afford to do so.

      Now consider that we are investing triple and quadruple the amount of money that we invested in research and development during those “Golden Years” of medicine, when so many diseases were eliminated, and now we cannot yield one permanent cure to any major illness. We are only “capable” of “treating” the illness. In other words we can prolong the life of a patient long enough to bilk them out of more money. Couple that with the fact that we have more advanced diagnostic and scientific instrumentation that we did 50 years ago and yet the rate in which we are finding cures for diseases is almost stagnates. What’s going on?

      Now add to the scheme the fact that despite our inability to cure any major malady the way we used to, despite our larger investment and superior technology, we have a medical industry that is raking in record profits, and the salaries of every medical professional has risen sharply more so than that of other non-medical professions. To give you an example, a pharmacist’s starting salary in Texas in 1996 was between 55 to 65,000 dollars. Now an average pharmacist starting salary is between 90 to 110,000 dollars. Explain to me how, when the economy was floundering during the latter part of the last decade, and every other field was either reducing or keeping its wages the same, somehow the medical industry has employees who are nearly doubling their salary within a span of 10 years.

      In most industries if one does not bring something new and innovative, that resolve problems, you will be lucky if you keep your job. You certainly won’t get paid ridiculously higher salaries every time for NOT achieving the results you were supposed to achieve.
      In the automotive industry, if they don’t continually improve their models year after year, making them more fuel efficient, more economical, more sleek, more ergonomically pleasing, more safe, and having better performance; their profits don’t go up, and their employees definitely don’t increase their salaries by two fold. In the IT industry, the field I am in, if you don’t constantly churn out better applications, and more robust hardware, you industry will collapse. You don’t get rewarded for making zero progress. Why is it that this paradigm, which applies to every other business, doesn’t apply to the medical and pharmaceutical corporations? Are you suspicious yet? You should be.

      In industries, like the automotive and IT industry, it behooves the corporations never to manufacture a perfect product, even if it is possible. Physical flaws are purposely engineered into cars, so that they will break down after some time and wear and tear. Computer hardware has a certain percentage of defects per certain number of units and software is contrived deliberately with vulnerabilities. These defects keep the companies in business. However, in all these industries you are not playing with lives. You are just making the industry profitable.

      The medical industry should not work in the same manner because they have a moral obligation that these organizations don’t have. They are not only entrusted with the lives of patients, but with the lives of those patient’s families and friends, all of whom are affected adversely if one of their own isn’t cured of cancer, is suffering from diabetes, or dies of heart disease.

      Something is awry with the whole scenario and it should have people enraged. Kevin Trudeau maybe one of the biggest charlatans to grace an industry that is rife with scam artists. However, even con artists can stumble on certain truths. After all televangelists may cheat people out of their hard earned cash by promoting a distorted view of religion, but their comments concerning loving one another and taking care of one another are true despite their profitable lies.

      For anyone interested in credible literature on how the pharmaceutical industry and many doctors are conspiring to keep you dependent on them, by making sure that alternative treatments and preventative medicine can’t be given to the patient, and how the research institutions and the government are in collusion with these people, I recommend you read a book called “Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine “ by medical doctor John Abramson. This is no quack, but an astute and candid insider of the medical industry, who is not only involved in patient care, but was involved in the academic and research aspects of medicine as well.

      http://www.amazon.com/Overdosed-America-Promise-American-Medicine/dp/0060568534/sr=8-1/qid=1160088943/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-3333838-4471950?ie=UTF8&s=books

      Medical care in this country, much like education will not improve as the result of more money being thrown at it. It will only improve when citizens care enough to voice their opinions, become proactive in their own care, and hold the medical industry accountable for its subterfuge.

  8. QUESTION:
    Why are people so down on the Natural Remedies book just because the author(Kevin Trudeau) was a felon?
    Yeah, so he was a felon.. so what? The stuff in his books arent things he made up. In fact, if you pick up one of his books he sites the sources (which are real doctors from all over the world) who believe these treatments. In america we have all been brainwashed to believe that only the "medical" doctors can help us with all their drugs.. but thats crap. I have been seeing an herbal medicine doctor for 11 years. For 16 years I suffered from migraines. He gave me a little bottle of some herb (it was 11 years ago, I dont remember what) and I haven't had one since. I read thru trudeaus book and havent found anything I couldn't find research to back up. People who are in denial that natural cures work have been brainwashed by society. They may take longer to work, but that's because they actually work, they don't mask the symptom. Think about it, you take asprin for a headache..why? Is an asprin deficiency causing it? You mask the symptom, but never cure the cause.
    From what I gathered what the book said was that viruses could be cured. And before anyone says it, it also says that the sun doesn't cause skin cancer. And this has been proven over and over. All the crap we put in our bodies causes skin cancer. Thats why people who live in warm climates, out in the sun, in other countries don't get it nearly as often. They don't stop at McDonalds every day. They eat healthy and that keeps their bodies healthy, which keeps their skin cells healthy.

    • ANSWER:
      I agree North Americans in general are eating horribly, not exercising enough, overweight, and using too many unneeded Rx meds. However, no one needs a book to tell us that.

      Fact is, while this book may work for people who have "benign" (non life-threatening) conditions like headaches, rashes, or are otherwise healthy, there is nothing here that can cure all the diseases he claims he can.

      Most people with serious diseses KNOW they may or will die without treatment, so why would they take the risk? I know if I had breast cancer I would rather have the tumour removed as opposed to taking an unproven herb for months in hopes that it *may* have any effect.

      In fact, people with serious diseases DID die prior to modern medicine. Surgery, antibiotics, medication, and vaccines have saved many lives. Perhaps your own parents were spared from polio due to modern medicine. Perhaps antibiotics have saved you from a deadly infection.

      I think the people who are REALLY brainwashed are the people who don't see ANY of the good in Western Medicine and think that a 0/vial unproven natural "remedy" or book will cure all of society's diseases.

      P.S. That guy has NO understanding about health, medicine, or science.

      Viruses constantly mutate and spread like wild fire. If we could even cure 1 strain, 500 new mutations would reproduce themselves within the hour.

      Second, people who live in "hot climates" near the equator get tons of sun exposure, yes, BUT THEY TEND TO HAVE MUCH DARKER SKIN!!!! Although people with dark skin can get skin cancer, the risk is much higher in the light skinned. I'm sure the cases of skin cancer in white people in that same area are quite high, it's just that they make up a small portion of the population.

      We all need to live healthy and take care of ourselves. There is a time and place for natural preventative medicine. But someone unqualified like Trudeau should not be falsely claiming he has conqured complex diseases in his propaganda book.

      Because he is uneducated and probably KNOWS he is wrong or misguided, he is out to scam the public. His target audience isn't healthy people, it's the desperately sick and dying people looking for a miracle.

  9. QUESTION:
    Has anyone followed Kevin Trudeau's advice and gotten good results?
    I am a firm believer that it is the medical doctors and the pharmaceuticals who are decieving "us" when it comes to our health & how to obtain it, so I don't need nor do I want comments from people w/ their opinions on Kevin Trudeau or his research. I just want to know who's tried the things they've read in his books and what the results have been whether good or bad.

    I've just purchased his first book NATURAL CURES "THEY" DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT and am anxious to read it because I am all about treating & healing your body naturally vs using drugs or the advice of "doctors." I do not have faith in western medicine.

    Thanks so much!
    OKAY, LET'S TRY THIS AGAIN ... IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ANSWER MY ????, THEN PLEASE DO NOT COMMENT! I HAVE DONE MY OWN RESEARCH AND FOR PERSONAL REASONS I DO NOT HAVE FAITH IN MEDICAL DOCTORS (WHETHER YOU AGREE OR NOT IS NOT MY CONCERN - THAT IS YOUR CHOICE, JUST LIKE I HAVE A CHOICE TO BELIEVE WHAT I WANT!!). AND THROUGH MY EXPERIENCE AS WELL, I HAVE PROOF THAT MEDICINE IS NOT THE ANSWER - WHETHER IT'S KEVIN TRUDEAU OR OTHERS WHO I KNOW ARE RELIABLE SOURCES FOR GIVING ADVICE OR TREATMENT THAT DOESN'T REQUIRE DRUGS (DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT THE WORD DRUG MEANS? LOOK IT UP IGNORANT PEOPLE!). BELIEVE IT OR DON'T BELIEVE IT. THAT'S NOT MY PROBLEM! NOW, PLEASE, ONLY THOSE WHO CAN ANSWER MY ???, COMMENT; OTHERS ... TAKE IT SOMEWHERE ELSE, PLEASE!
    Finally, someone w/ some knowledge & experience. Thank you so much Monsheri (mon cheri). You are right ... my question is very broad, because there are many things that he suggests doing to better your health, and because I cannot make a list of them, I just want to know of all of these, if there are any that some people have tried (because depending on the person & their health conditions, everyone is bound to want to try something different, pertaining to their problem) that they have seen good results from, whatever it might have been. Again, I have not read his books, so I'm only some what familiar w/ the thing mentioned in them, but through my experience & my constant research (I use www.mercola.com as a staple in my research on how to be healthy - what to do & not to do) I have tried many things to help me personally. I'm just curious what others have tried and what the results were. Thanks again, though, for sharing some info & failing to show ignorance as others have. :)

    • ANSWER:
      The one good result I had was 3years ago I had terrible acid reflux and like a idiot I went to a md and right away he had his prescription book out and prscribed nexium, which worked but like every other drug, has side effects, than I just started taking digestive enzymes and quit dairy products, and I am perfectly find today, My best advice is go to a naturalpath doctor not a md.

  10. QUESTION:
    the book of curing all diseases?
    are right i have been reading the book natural cures they don't want u to knmow about and he has been saying cure sickness and such but what if ur not that sick but ur a runner will doing dome of that stuff make it so i'm more effecent runner

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    What is a good book for natural living?
    I am a vegetarian and I am becoming very interested in aromatherapy, natural cures, holistic care, etc....can anyone suggest a book that would give me all of this info? There are so many books out there and I want one that I can use for refererence if I or my family has a cold, headache, etc.

    • ANSWER:
      PRESCRIPTION FOR NATURAL CURES
      by James Balch, M.D.

  12. QUESTION:
    HAS ANYONE READ Gary Tredeau's BOOK, "NATURAL CURES THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT??
    He discusses the corrupt FDA that allows major food companies to chemically alter most of the foods you eat that increase your appetite, make you addicted to the product, and make you fatter so you will eat and buy MORE food, so the companies can make more money! People more and more are becoming aware of this, and this is why we are seeing more & more in the ORGANIC foods section our local markets! Remember that the next time you're eating a lean cusine or a prepackaged food you THINK isn't bad (or even IS bad ) for you! This is the MAJOR reason why Americans today are so FAT- our GOVERNMENT is doing it to us. Other countries won't allow these chemicals to be added to their foods OR the soil the foods are grown in, OR their animals that their people eat to be injected with chemically altered HORMONES that get absorbed into our bodies when we eat these foods! IT'S ALL BIG BUSINESS!
    ALSO, fat people get sicker, sick people need meds, our FDA allows pharmicudical companies to....
    Just BUY THIS BOOK! You'll learn a LOT! If you can follow even some of the natural ways-you'll be healthier AND thinner!
    so Sara & Gumby, don't you think it'd be beneficial to the site viewers if you ELABORATE on your answers? How about the benefits of organic diets, colon cleansings, etc. And no, this is NOT common knowledge.
    THANKS ECOCHUCK! I agree about the lame attempt he made to buy his newsletter! I was just floored to learn about the FDA! I eat organic & free range whenever I can & will check out your site!

    • ANSWER:
      I looked through it at the bookstore. It was filled with info against the government. To get the cures you are supposed to buy his newsletter. That is where he really makes the money. Here is some free info for you that is powerful at healing.

      http://phifoundation.org/heal.html

  13. QUESTION:
    Are people who peddle natural cures all con-men?
    I have 2 questions. Has Kevin Trudeau ever appeared on Oprah (for the book club or anything) and if someone says they have natural cures for things and tries to sell them are they just preying on society's hopes and are all con-men to a point.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi EManuel

      As funny as it may seem the FDA and several other government agencies can regulate what news comes out of the main press. Kevins's book is very powerful. but they discredit him in the media because they can and wont stop until he stops talking.

      The media cant say we have hundreds of methods to cure a cold or cancer because only a drug, surgery, or chemo can cure illness or disease (FDA has this law in place). That's the law and that is power!

      I have helped people cure big diseases and there are many other healers in the world who do the same, but again the press is regulated on certain categories. Like anything in life you must do your own research and find out yourself. Everything has a spin story, but it's up to you to decide who to believe.

      Best of health to you

  14. QUESTION:
    Yeast Infection Natural Cure! Will This Work? ?
    Anyone who perceives something about it or even a little please come out and share your views.

    I wanted to know how i possibly could assist my friend in her fight against vaginal yeast infection. I know it sounds embarassing, however if i left her i would have left her all alone and knowing that i would instead want to give my best since we know each other from college.

    She is suffering from itching and all kinds of burning stuff while the infection never seems to go. It's very painful!! Thus i recently came across this website during my research period, it seems to be quite good, promising and the product researchers (seems to be their own website i.e couple researchers) have come out very handy during our discussions over emails with them. Their response has been astonishing to me and so i believe the claim i.e their product will cure it within 12 hours shortly after usage, seems legitimate!! I have provided the link below and i would want to know if anybody has gone through their products covered within the book "NATURAL CURE FOR YEAST INFECTION WITH 12 HOURS", if so then do LET ME KNOW PLEASE!!! Thanking in advance...

    http://www.natural-cure-for-yeast-infection.com/?hop=0

    • ANSWER:
      It is important to consider that Candida species are frequently part of the human body's normal oral and intestinal flora. So it will never just go away.

      Treatment with antibiotics can lead to eliminating the yeast's natural competitors for resources, and increase the severity of the condition.

      In clinical settings, candidiasis is commonly treated with antimycotics—the antifungal drugs commonly used to treat candidiasis are topical clotrimazole, topical nystatin, fluconazole, and topical ketoconazole.

  15. QUESTION:
    Was Cancer,Aids,H1N1 And Flu created in a Lab?
    I think this because they try to get people Flu Vaccines = More money. I seen in a video that Aids was made in ULC(what ever that is), I have heard and seen on a info commercial where a guy sells a natural cure book Kevin Somthing.... He says the FDA went after him. So is this all man made and about money?

    • ANSWER:
      Interesting conspiracy theory..I think if any the most likely one invented in a lab would be H1N1..but cancer is an overgrowth of our own cells, although it is thought that some cancers are triggered by viruses..I doubt that cancer was.

      Also...I think the media is responsible for panicking massive amounts of people that cause them to spend money on flu shots..so the media has alot to do with it.

  16. QUESTION:
    Is there an all-natural cure for mental retardation?
    I keep seeing this commercial for All Natural Cures They Don't Want You To Know About by Kevin Trudeau. I don't really want to rush out this minute and buy the book, but is there an all-natural cure for mental retardation? And if you're not technically retarded and you take it will it make you smarter?
    OIC. Thank you. I did not know that. Thank you all for the wonderful answers. Very quick too!

    • ANSWER:
      Mental retardation such as Down's syndrome is caused by chromosomes and there is no cure! It is not about intelligence but about a chromosome abnormality in genetic make-up in the person.
      I have a wonderful friend that is mentally handicapped due to oxygen deprivation during birth and his family considers it a gift......he is honest, loving and always happy about the simple pleasures in life.

  17. QUESTION:
    After reading the book, do you still trust Doctors and pills. As well as some foods you eat.?
    The Book
    Natural cures they dont want you to know about.
    If you didnt read the book and you rather believe you can take different pills all your life and still be healthy, this is not the queastion for you.

    • ANSWER:
      After reading both of the Natural Cures books I have dramatically changed my life. I already knew some of the things he talked about like MSG and Qi energy, but now it has completely opened my eyes on the entire medical and food industry. Now I know the great importance of cleansing, the sun, keeping stress in check, live organic whole food supplementation, Electromagnetic Radiation and a whole host of other things. His books impacted me in a positive way so much that it has led me to research many many things that I wouldn't have even thought of researching, like Quantum Physics and the Zero Point Field, the subconscious mind, magnetic effects on the human body. Just take for instance Epigenetic's ''mind controlling the genes, cells and DNA'', even though it doesn't directly mention Epigenetic's and the work of Bruce Lipton in Trudeou's book, it does say how we need to think and the kind of mental state we need to be in to stay at optimum health, one thing leads you to another. Then trough various books and websites he recommended in his books it led me to learn Matrix Energetics, and how consciousness focused intent can make instantaneous physical changes and change the structure of the atoms, cells and subatomic partials to move bones and/or regain sight or do anything. It has motivated me to support various organizations that are not corrupt and are working to make organic growing standards and whole food supplements set very high and secure for our future. Another book he recommends is How Long Do You Choose To Live by Peter Ragnar, this book and this man will change peoples lives. He has banished death from his mind because he has realized that its our beliefs and lifestyle that make people die. He is an Immortalist, and his body mimics his immortal beliefs, he does things some body builders can't even do, and he seems to not age. If you haven't visited his site, do so, he is absolutely Amazing. If anything get his magnetic Qi gong course.

      I don't know why people get hung up on Trudeau's past, that was 20 years ago. The information, resources and products he has recommended are LIFE SAVING/CHANGING in a positive way. He traveled over 5 million miles all over the world seeking the best products, treatments and techniques on planet earth for curing as well as life enhancing. I personally have became my own doctor, literally, with what i know now I will never have a need to go to a doctor/hospital ever again. I literally have not been sick since reading Trudeau's first book, I feel so much better after cleansing and eating fresh organic foods, I don't feel bogged down and I can think much clearer, I feel tremendously great.

      Critics of Keven Trudeau need to actually do true research, like talk to scientist and doctors all around the world and actually see people get cured extremely fast right before there eyes, rather then relying on biased studies and websites that are secretly funded by the drug companies. I think folks need to know that the AMA is mostly funded by the drug companies, so the doctors will only know how to do two things and thats surgery or push drugs, because they aren't taught anything else, they will never know the massive power of internal cleansing, the healing power of the sun, live organic foods, herbs and specialty supplements, oxygen therapy, DMSO therapy, energy healing, frequency healing, mind healing, on and on and on. The Drug companies even state that there only goal is to create ''manageable diseases'', they will never try to truly cure diseases, they have a legal obligation to there share holders to have increased continued use of drugs.

      Also I don't think people are aware that the scientist at Monsanto the chemical company who developed GMO seeds refused to eat food in Monsanto's cafeteria that was grown with GMO seeds, the very scientist who created the GMO seeds would not eat GMO food. Very interesting.

      I hope his books have changed many lives like it has my life.

  18. QUESTION:
    Do you agree with Kevin Trudeau, supporter of natural remedies in curing diseases?
    In his book, "The Natural Cures they don't want you to know about", he exposed natural remedies in preventing and curing many diseases. He claimed that natural remedies are so effective and cheap that FTC doesn't allow our medical community to utlize these methods. After all, drugs companies are publicly traded companies, and they are all about making profits.
    Many cancer patients who have used natural supplements with chemotherapy have had higher chance of survival rate. However, he claims that our medical system still do not recommend using these natural methods as they will cut down main profits.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I have read both of his books and do agree with him on much of the materials contained in those publications.I personally have little use for conventional medicine and have through my own personal experiences seen the benefits of alternative treatments. I do recommend his books to many people as they not only contain a wealth of useful information but are easy to understand and written in a compelling style. I have heard a few disparaging remarks about the motives of Mr Trudeau and frankly I could care less about that. As far as I am concerned he has reached many people that would not not normally be open to this type of information and in this way made an impact that few others have achieved. Making a difference to this" hard to get at group" is the beginning of more widespread acceptance of the health information that's in this book and that is sorely needed in this country and around the world.

  19. QUESTION:
    Kevin Trudeau, Natural Cures??
    I work at a childcare center and I'm constantly finding that I've got the sniffles, sore throat, stomach bugs...etc...

    I do not have health insurance, I am 21 years old, working part time and attending college full time. I cant afford to get sick & miss work & school, and I also LITTERALLY can not afford to get sick. I do not have the money to go to the doctors.

    Right now I have a sore throat, I'm going to wait a week and if there is no improvement I'll obviously have to go to the doctors. That just means that I have to pay for the appointment, whatever they do (throat culture), and then if i need meds...all of it has to come out of pocket.

    I'd love to find alternative ways to help my body stay healthy / get healthy. I was thinking about getting this book.

    Has anybody used any of the 'natural cures' from this book??
    I do believe in natural cures, but I have not had the oppertunity to use any of them..nor do i know what kind of natural cures to use..which is why i'd like to read this book...

    • ANSWER:
      Trudeau's book is mostly hype with some common sense and pop culture thrown in.
      If you're interested in natural healing, the book to get is Balch & Balch's "Prescription for Nutritional Healing."

      Obviously you need to strengthen your immune system. Start taking Echinacea.
      Eliminate as many chemicals from your life as you possibly can (air fresheners, pesticides, cleansers) and find natural alternatives.
      Most importantly, avoid packaged and processed foods, and increase your consumption of fruits and vegetables.

      Best of luck!

  20. QUESTION:
    What's a good place to learn about Holistic Remedies and Natural Cures?
    Kind of like Medical School but all organic, natural, healthy, holistic remedies. If you can, could you please help me find locations in my area where they offer/teach health seminars? I live in Nebraska.

    Thank you!

    Oh, and if you could please cite your sources or list some books I should read, I'd really appreciate it!

    • ANSWER:
      try www.mountainroseherbs.com

      There is a section on the left hand side called "herbal education". Many herbal schools have correspondence courses.

      You may also want to check out their book section as well.

  21. QUESTION:
    swimming pools & Kevin Trudeau's book?
    hi,

    I read Kevin Trudeau's first book Natural Cures that they don't want you to know about, and in it
    he goes on and on about how harmful swimming pools are:

    I was using the pool several times a week and quit about 2 months ago when I read the book, the thing is that I'm recovering from a spinal injury and the pool is really the best exercise for me to do - I can do things in the water that I cannot do easily any other place and for me not to use the pool is a big change in my routine and I"m not sure how to go about improving my spine without it.

    and how many toxins do you really absorb from the pool or from taking a shower or bath or hot tub? For me a hot bath or hot tub is one of the main things I do to control pain.

    I'm struck at the idiocy of some of his statements. not everyone can just quit all their meds. some people if they quit their meds, they'll die. It isn't so easy and it takes time for these things to help a person..

    • ANSWER:
      The man is a quack - its not by coincidence that the Federal Trade Commision has gone after him TWICE (they got him once, and are in the middle of the second process now)

      Much of what he says has a tiny smidgen of truth to it....sure, you do absorb some chlorine....enough to posion you? I think not - people who have had chlorinated water thier entire lives are living to thier 80's and 90's....

      Throw the book out and put your mind at rest...

  22. QUESTION:
    Why do so many people scorn me for my healthy lifestyle?
    I read the book "natural cures: what 'they're' not telling you" by Kevin Trudeau ... and before that I was reasonabally healthy but then i read that book and understand what health really is ... so I'm on my way to only consuming all natural foods, not foods treated with chemicals ...even stuff like lotions an air fresheners... I only use organic versions of those now.... but so many people are calling me crazy even though I've felt great since I've started most of those "routines" ... anyways whats the deal with people? ...
    and I don't try to "convert" people lol ... I just turn down offers to go to fast food restaraunts and stuff like that..

    • ANSWER:
      are you by any chance always talking about this? that's a bit annoying to other people. they think it's judgmental.

  23. QUESTION:
    Natural Cures they dont want you to know by Kevin Trudeau. Is there really anything in it that is useful?
    Ive read tons of hoopla but, Ive also viewed some negative accounts as well. If you have used this book anything work or not work? Any statements on the book will be much appreciated. Just wondering if its worth my time. Thanks to all you reply.

    • ANSWER:
      Kevin Trudeau is a charlatan. He follows whatever is the hot topic of the day and comes up with information that everybody knows about. Sells mediocre products, never refunds money and, like somebody already mentioned - is a felon. You're better off looking at real alternative mediocre sites than anything thing this scamming ,worthless human being has to offer.

  24. QUESTION:
    Prostate cancer....medical vs natural cures.Please help! need your advice desperately!!?
    My boyfriend's dad has just been told he has prostate cancer. My boyfriend's parents hate doctors and medicine and think they are all evil and will just end up killing him in the end, they love naturopaths etc etc and are hoping that eating certain vegies and foods will make him better. I come from a family that goes to the doctor for a prescription at the tiniest cold symptom, so this is really hard for me to accept. my mum works in a hospital so we really believe doctors and medicine are the real cures for everything. I have been looking through mum's medical books and they all say the only cure is operations, laser treatment, medicine etc etc. they say if it isn't treated properly it causes death. I have tried talking to his parents but they won't listen. what can i do? I love him so much and want him to be around to be a grandpa for our children! but i feel if he doesn't seek proper medical advice he will die.has anyone had experience with cancer and natural medicine?please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Basically, I agree with your boyfriend's parents.

      This is an article worth reading for anyone who needs to be disabused of the belief that the orthodox cancer treatments with toxic chemo-"therapy" actually work. Since when is the destruction of one's immune system with toxic chemo and radiation therapeutic? And how does cutting out a part of the body solve a 'whole-body' problem? Something to ponder while reading the article.

      Take a look at the site below which explains many misunderstood things about the cancer industry, and has some natural cures too.

      Cancer
      http://dgwa1.fortunecity.com/body/cancer.html

  25. QUESTION:
    My father is looking for a book that he saw an ad for this morning but can't remember the name. Any help?
    My father was looking online this morning and saw an ad for these three books - you buy one and get the other 2 for free. All he could remember is that they were health books about natural cures, it mentioned lowering blood pressure and helping arthritis, the other two books free were a value, and a news anchor was endorsing them. We tried really hard to find them, and I scoured the website he was on with him to see if we could spot the ad again, but no luck. Has anyone else seen this who can help us out? We Googled all the information, but he couldn't remember enough for anything of consequence to come up. Any help please?
    Thanks. I just checked it out on Amazon and my dad said he thinks that was the book after all. We read through the reviews and they all said the same thing you did. Thanks for saving him from a scam!!

    • ANSWER:
      Don't buy them - I did and you have to buy a certain medicine that is not sold in US or Canada.
      I've still got them
      Kevin Trudeau is the author
      Natural Cures Revealed
      Natural Cures "they" don't want you to know about

      If you search resolved answers you will read what people have to say. I wish I had done that first
      Good luck!

  26. QUESTION:
    How to get a cat to eat something they would not normally eat?
    My cat is 15 years old and has had stomach and intestinal problems for a while now and I have given her antibiotics in the past but now she has a Diarrhea problem and I was reading this book Natural pet cures by Dr. John Heinerman forwarded by Robert Goldstein VMD( A animal doctor) and we all know that antibiotics not only kills the bad bacteria but also kills the good bacteria and being she is old and her immune system is not that good I opt to treat her with a remedy from this book. It calls for grating a apple with peeling and letting it sit for 5 hours and then mixing two tablets of Kyo-Dophilus and feeding twice a day. For those who do not know it is Probiotics it restores and balances and protects good bacteria in the body plus it boosts the immune system which we all know 90% of our immune system is in our intestines. It is also recommend to use it if you take antibiotics. Well the problem is it is easy to give a cat liquids but feeding her a food item is real hard you can force her hold her mouth closed and rub her throat but there is a possibility she can choke on it that way. So can any one give me a way to disguise it to get her to eat it. She is a in door cat and has not been exposed to out door cats which could harbour disease.

    • ANSWER:
      I usually do open the cats mouth gently and let it slide down, but obviously your worry of choking.
      You could wrap it in some chicken which tends to work (not a lot) just enough to cover it up and then slip it into the mouth the cat will just end up swallowing it. Good luck!

  27. QUESTION:
    Does there need to be stupid drug commercials?
    What is the doctor for? And why would someone be stupid enough to believe some crazy comercial to get us to buy a bunch of disease causing drugs. It's all about the money. Hello. If not then the doctor could just tell us what we need and there would not be so much oposition to natural and prevenetive alternitives. They are scared of losing sales. Read Trudeau's 2 books about NATURAL CURES. Don't have to believe it but just take a second to think about what he is saying. It makes perfect sense. I hope I irratate pill pushers as it is about time they stop having such an easy time making money off of inocent people. Did you know that there are at least 2% of the drugs on the market that are not aproved by the FDA and they won't tell us which ones they are? Doesn't matter as they are all bad and only temporarily treat symptoms and not the cause of the symptom and leave a person worse in the long run. Don't believe the drug companies bious opinions about Trudeau.

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with you 100%. I have both of Kevin Trudeau's books as well as many other books he has recommended and the information in those books has changed my life dramatically. I don't know why people get hung up on Trudeau's past, that was 20 years ago. The information, resources and products he has recommended are LIFE SAVING/CHANGING in a positive way. He traveled over 5 million miles all over the world seeking the best products, treatments and techniques on planet earth for curing as well as life enhancing. I personally have became my own doctor, literally, with what i know now I will never have a need to go to a doctor/hospital ever again. I literally have not been sick since reading Trudeau's first book, I feel so much better after cleansing and eating fresh organic foods, I don't feel bogged down and I can really think clearer, I feel tremendously great. Critics of Keven Trudeau need to actually do true research, like talking to scientist and doctors all around the world and actually see people get cured extremely fast right before there eyes, rather then relying on biased studies and websites that are secretly funded by the drug companies, then I really think in some places it would be front page news, and the majority of people would wake up. I think folks need to know that the AMA is mostly funded by the drug companies, so the doctors will only know how to do two things and thats surgery or push drugs, they will never know the massive power of internal cleansing, the sun, live organic foods, herbs and specialty supplements, oxygen therapy, dmso therapy, energy healing, on and on and on. Also I don't think people are aware that the scientist at Monsanto the chemical company who developed GMO seeds refused to eat food in Monsanto's cafeteria that was grown with gmo seeds, the very scientist who created gmo seeds would not eat gmo food. It's all very interesting. People, please get informed. Happy journeys.

  28. QUESTION:
    Has anybody bought and benefited from Andrew Jones's "The Natural Cure to Your Migraine Headache"?
    I've just spent a good 30 minutes skim-reading the oh so inviting and enlightening http://www.migraine-headaches-information.com/?gclid=CP_1mP_e4qICFQ0YewodEnnhQQ

    an article which boasts about dr Jonses book "The Natural Cure to Your Migraine Headache"

    and countless testaments which make the product sound like a hit to all who've tried.. from various places around the world. but can they be trusted?.

    It was written in 2008 and there are only 9 reviews on amazon, where the book was once sold but is no longer. Second hand copies selling for 4.99 or whatever. 9 reviews average a rating of 4 / 5 stars. for all i know the 5 positive reviews are Dr. Jones himself.

    so, has anyone had any luck with this book?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know what his book says, but I know what stopped my migraines. I read in Science News Magazine many years ago that the herb feverfew when studied reduced or stopped migraines. I never had taken herbs before, so I started with one a day. It said you could take four capsules a day. After a month my headaches were better, so I took two a day and after two months the headaches stopped. I stopped the feverfew after a year and the headaches came back. Needless to say I restarted the feverfew caps. I get Solaray brand, excipient(pesticide) free. They are great and not expensive. Can be bought online.

  29. QUESTION:
    Organic or not Organic. What is better?
    What is your opnion on Organic products? Is it really better for you? I believe so. I am tired of all the chemicals that are put into food, just to make you eat more and get sick and fat. Have you watched the show Super Size Me. Well if not. Go watch it. They sell the DVD on Amazon.com and other places on the internet. Also have you read the book "Natural Cures They Don't Want You To Know About. Read it. It's worth it. I know you will tell me about all this bad stuff about Kevin, but the book explains it. He does not hide anything about it. Chapter 6 tells you the Natural cures and what must be done to make yourself feel better. There is also another chapeter that gives you more specifics, but he always refers you to go to chapere 6 and also go see a Licensed Healthe Care Practioner. No there is no Magic Pill, it does take some work. But at the same time you did not get sick overnight. It took years.
    Thet is my opnion, so take it or leave it.
    I know I feel better.

    • ANSWER:
      The pros in 'going organic' is that organic food is free from artificial chemicals, pesticides, antibiotics, growth-promoters and fertilizers. It is produced using environmentally friendly methods and is free from genetically modified ingredients (term used to describe foods that have had genetic material from other edibles artificially inserted into them using a process known as 'genetic engineering'. The idea behind this is to transfer the beneficial properties found in some types of plants or animals - such as resistance to attack by diseases, insects or herbicides - to other plants or animals that normally lack these properties). Organic foods reduce dependence on non-renewable resources and places emphasis on animal welfare. Some people think organic food tastes better than non-organic. Organic foods according to some studies show that they have more vitamins and beneficial trace elements than conventionally grown food and so may be more nutritious (8).

      However, with all these pros come some cons. Organic foods are not mass-produced and traditional organic farming often produces lower yields than modern intensive farming methods. That is why organic food is generally more expensive than non-organic. For example, a half gallon of non-organic milk in New York City is .49, while the cost of organic milk is .99 The fruits and vegetables produced organically sometimes look less appealing than conventional produce that's been specially bred for the commercial benefits (8).

      In conclusion, there are different views on whether organic foods are really helpful to us, or in fact may be harmful. Science is always subject to challenges based upon new observations. There are still many questions that I am not sure of the answer. For instance, can a processed food be called organic if it also contains some non-organically produced ingredients? If so, what percentage of ingredients should be organically grown and what percentage can be non-organically grown? Consumers may pay up to double the price for organic foods. What happens to those people who can not afford organic foods, are they really at a disadvantage? I believe that the organic food label is not enough to prove that it is better than non-organic foods. I mean what about the nutrition of the food itself? How about the soil in which the crops were grown? What about the post-harvesting handling of the foods? Soil management will vary from farm to farm. I guess this just proves that science does not have an ending loop or a conclusion.

  30. QUESTION:
    Kevin Trudeau -- Natural Cures They Don't Want You To Know About. Have you heard about or read this book?
    Is this guy for real or what? Are the things he says in this book really true, or is Kevin some sort of nut case? Can we really be cured of all diseases by natural supplements? Is prescription medicine really doing more harm than good?

    • ANSWER:
      I have read parts of it and I think a lot of what he says is true and can be backed up by tons of research. Especially what he says about artificial sweeteners like Equal and Splenda. I never knew they were so addictive until I read that book.

  31. QUESTION:
    Do you believe in Kevin Trudeau's "Natural Cures"?
    Im so intrigued by what he has to say, even though Ive been told its "common sense mixed with BS". I know his history isnt all that impressive, but people are still buying his books. Is it because people are just gullible, or very curious?

    What about you?

    • ANSWER:
      I bought the first book and I have to say, I wasn't that impressed with him.

      One thing that I really didn't like was that he really didn't answer anything in his book, he would refer you to another book OR refer you to his website, which you had to pay to subscribe to and I'd already shelled out money for the book, so I felt like he should have answered the questions in the book instead of referring you to another source.

      I was disappointed.

  32. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever heard of how the food industry is putting chemicals in our food to make us fat?
    About five years ago I read this book titled Natural Cures THEY don't want you to know about, by Kevin Trudeau. A lot of people think this guy is a jerk, but much of the info in his book is actually useful. Like using magnetic rings to reverse or slow down the aging process. But anyways, he mentions how the food industry is putting chemicals in our food deliberately on purpose, with the fullest intention to make us all overweight, and that these chemicals are politely referred to as SPICES or SPICE. Even if what he is saying is true, I really think that it will ultimately just make people even more paranoid. As if the people in this country need to be any more crazy. I would really like an opinion from as many as possible. WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?

    • ANSWER:
      MAGNETIC RINGS!!???!!??!!???

      You can't be serious!!!

      Trudeau has been convicted of fraud. All of his stuff is total nonsense.

  33. QUESTION:
    I can't believe what I just heard on an infomercial?
    I think it was for something called The natural cause. A book that tells you all of these natural home remedies. The guy just said " there is a natural CURE for herpes" ??? How can they advertise something like that?
    I wasn't planning on buying it. Just happened to hear it. It was the guy mentioned, BTW. It makes me sick what people will do for money.

    • ANSWER:
      If that were true, it would be used publicly and herpes would be history. The guy's con artist and getting away with it because no one will in force his false claims and he can get away with it. Sucker will buy it and he know this.

  34. QUESTION:
    I need a cure for restless legs. Does anyone know of a natural cure. I was on tablets but they caused pyscosis?
    Does anyone out there suffer from restless legs syndrome. I have it and so does my 13 year old daughter. was on tablets but they started to cause side effects after a while. With all the technology there must be a simple natural remedy for this instead of people on the internt wanting to charge you fr their cure. You have to buy the book etc. Isn't there anyone out there who will give the remedy for free if they have one.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Mouse. Medical research indicates that iron deficiency and/or magnesium deficiency can cause RLS. Both of these deficiencies are very common. Folate (folic acid - a b-vitamin) may also play a role.

      Below are links to several scientific papers that discuss these issues.

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17557494?ordinalpos=2&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17604457?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DiscoveryPanel.Pubmed_Discovery_RA&linkpos=4&log$=relatedreviews&logdbfrom=pubmed

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17984624?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DiscoveryPanel.Pubmed_Discovery_RA&linkpos=3&log$=relatedarticles&logdbfrom=pubmed

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9703590?ordinalpos=6&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

      As a Chiropractor it saddens me that many medical doctors are so quick to jump to the prescription pad and the use of drugs to mask symptoms, rather than doing the hard work of determining and treating the underlying CAUSE of their patient's symptoms. Note in the paper below, the large emphasis on drugs, and the relative downplaying of nutrients.

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18925578?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

      With a diagnosis of RLS, your serum ferritin levels (ferritin is the storage form of iron and the blood level needs to be in the highest third of the "normal" range) and RBC or WBC magnesium levels should be measured - or at least put the patient on a trial treatment with these basic nutrients.

      I hope you find something useful here in your pursuit of relief from this challenging condition.

      Best wishes and good luck.

  35. QUESTION:
    Kevin Trudeau's natural cures?
    Has anyone read his books? Do you guys really believe hes honest..i mean i have the book and i read some chapters here and there..i must admit that his accusations against the FDA and the government are very convincing however he claims that is all about money and greed yet hes making money himself by claiming all this...opinions and thoughts..

    • ANSWER:
      There are no magic cures, natural or pharmaceutical. Good health takes hard work and a lot of luck (gene pool, social situation).

      You're exactly right that he talks about money and greed, while at the same time playing off people's fears and illnesses to line his own pockets. It's sad really.

      Here are the best natural cures:
      -Don't smoke
      -Eat well, not too much
      -Sleep
      -Exercise
      -Surround yourself with positive things and influences
      -Believe in something and work hard for it
      -Laugh often

      I'm a doctor, and I'll be the first to vouch for pharmaceutical company greed (their medicines are obscenely expensive, and they spend millions to push them onto people). But no one is suppressing any miracle cures or trying to prolong the problem, that's just paranoia (and slick marketing on his part).

      This guy pisses me off every time I see his infomercial.

  36. QUESTION:
    What are some natural cures for ADD?
    I have anxiety, depression, and add. Alll that good stuff =/

    Anyways, I have had a hard time focusing and would like to know what are the natural ways to stay focused? For example I'll read a few sentances of a book and then space out. Got any helpful info?
    That would be sweet =]

    Also, I'm just really not into all the drugs they have out there for these things like Adderall and antidepressants. I don't like the fact that your dependant upon them. I wish marijuana was the cure.

    • ANSWER:
      There have actually been a lot of studies that have shown that Fish Oil can help with ADD/ADHD. It seems too simple, and that may be one reason it wasn't really looked at closely for this, but I wasn't surprised it would help when I thought about it. The EPA and DHA in Fish Oil help with all sorts of things including heart health, skin health, and brain health. There was a good article at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-391503/Fish-oil-calms-children-better-Ritalin.html that covers some of this as well.
      Give it a try... it's economical, safe, and easy. Just make sure that the company you get it from uses Molecular Distillation because that's currently the only safe way to remove any trace contaminants of any heavy metals. Of course, if you aren't sure about the dosage or the benefits, you may want to consult with a holistic doctor, as they may have other additional options available to them.

      There are also a lot of people who have found some relief from limiting sugar, artificial colors/flavorings, and going with less (or no) processed food to take away those possible causes as well. From research I've done, Fish Oil tends to help more, but both work even better together. Good luck and I hope I helped!

  37. QUESTION:
    Natural remedies overly hyped?
    I'm getting tired of seeing books claiming to have natural or herbal treatments for every illness on the planet, while all modern medicine is evil. What's worse is that people will blindly follow any advice as long as someone tells them it's natural! No scientific support needed! Just out of curiosity, does anyone out there claim they have a "natural" cure for a burst appendix, an acute heart attack, and a stroke in progress?
    Here's another one: anyone know what herbal remedy will help a premature baby, born at 26 weeks, to breathe?
    straycat: actually, physicians' annual dues fund the college of physicians and surgeons.

    yutu34: Chinese medicine is great, when prepared by grandma back in the village, not in a pill from a bottle.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm wondering why your world view can't include both. I mean people blindly trust lots of things (including doctors, priests, naturapaths etc, the list goes on). Surely the outcome is the important thing.

      The medical profession for many many years refuted that diet had anything to do with health and yet now they bombard us with this information.

      Chinese medicine is considered 'alternative' and yet it is the result of 5000 years research and development.

      Both Western, Eastern and alternative approaches are valid in different circumstances. Different strokes for different blokes.

      Of course premmy babies need western medical intervention.

      Come on mate, stop seeing the world and people in black and white, let some light and shade into your life..

  38. QUESTION:
    What are your thoughts on Kevin Trudeau's "Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You To Know About" book?
    I've started reading it and am only on page 21 but so far I believe everything he's said, like that the FDA have strong financial ties to the pharmaceutical companies and they are all just out to make money and they do that by keeping people sick instead of actually finding a cure. What do you guys think? (I'm speaking out to real people, NOT to any lobbyists, members of an medical associations, doctors, members of the FDA or FTC, or especially those of pharma companies, because we all know what you're going to say - that everything Kevin Trudeau says is a crock)

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think it's quite as sinister as that, but there is a money connection. It costs money to fund research. You can't patent a substance which occurs naturally in nature, so there isn't a great deal of money to be made by researching whether an herb will cure cancer, for example. A pharmaceutical company wants to make money and so will fund research for those things that look the most promising financially.

      You bet that if they could develop drugs that would prevent sickness and could be patented, they would--there would be a lot of money in that. (That's what vaccinations are.) Would they deliberately avoid doing so in order to make more money off treating the sicknesses? (Did they sit on vaccinations so that people could get "really sick" and need more drugs?) Remember that the people working for these companies are all people with familiies and friends, most have probably been touched by sickeness and disease. How many truly evil people do you believe exist who want money at all costs? I don't think it's that many.

      I had cancer and was treated at a "research" hospital. I asked if they wanted to know anything about me so that they could apply that to research in how I got the cancer--maybe help to prevent others from getting it. They said they don't do "that kind" of research. Their money goes towards treating and curing cancers. That's nice, but wouldn't most of us prefer not to get it in the first place? When you are giving money to cancer research, aren't you kind of thinking "prevention"? The truth is there is more money to fund research for treatment than there is for prevention--especially if prevention involves nutrition, exercise, and environmental concerns.

  39. QUESTION:
    What does the the ingredient labeled "spices" mean?
    You should check how often you run into the word "spices" at the end of all your food ingredients. The word on the street is that it's a bunch of chemicals/preservatives including MSG. I got that information from a book called John Trudeau "Natural Cures".

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, spices is a legal code word for MSG but only SOMETIMES.
      Check Russell Blaylock MD's "Hidden Names For MSG".
      If it has a lot of ingredients you can't pronounce along with the "spices" you can guarantee it's MSG. "Natural Cures" is an ok book and does a good job exposing the food industry for the chemical poisons they use in order to profit more on the consumers.

  40. QUESTION:
    Has anyone else out there read "The Weight Loss Cure They Don't Want You to Know About" by Kevin Trudeau?
    Does anyone else but me think this guy is off his nut? This stuff, cGA, and the hypothalamus, and all this other information sounds pretty good at first, until you get to the conspiracy parts of his book. I managed to read his other two books too, the "Natural Cures" series, and I think this guy is off his rocker. I'm glad I got my money back. Sheesh!
    I guess my real question is, is there any truth to what he claims about the hypothalamus and cGA? I mean, after all, how can anyone take what he says on face value alone? I need some corraborating evidence.

    • ANSWER:
      His motive is $$$$$$ that is all and he is making $$$$ off that book. People will buy anything if they think they can lose weight with it.

  41. QUESTION:
    Natural cures for allergies please ?
    I am suffering from allergies. What is the best diet herbs and supplements to take for this?

    I am not interested in taking drugs at all. I read in one herbal book that echinecea and golden seal would be good for allergies, by Master Herbalist Louise Tenny, but a Naturopath told me this will make things worse by stimulating my immune system to crate a certain type of blood cell, so I am confused. I was advised to take Quercetin, but I already have many different herbs in my apartment, and I live by a forest where I could also dig many up, but I am not clear on what to take. How about dandelion root to clean the liver ? One ayurvedic doctorfriendd told me to drink warm water throughout the day, and that taking it with honey will clean the system of toxins.

    My eyes start to cry at different times of the day, they get itchy and burn, I start to have sneezing fits, the top of my mouth gets itchy. Whats going on and what are a variety of cures for this ?

    No stupid answers please or jokes. Im looking for people who have a little experience or a lot of exeprience with nutritional healing

    • ANSWER:
      Bayberry worked for me, but I had to take 11 pills per day. It was too expensive for me to continue.

  42. QUESTION:
    What do you think abot Kevin Trudeau??
    I have read his natural cures more cures revealed they they have helped me tremendously. The weight loss cure book he wrote helped me a lot too i mean it was incredible how fast I lost weight. I had lost around 10 pounds in the first 5 days in a healthy style. Kevin is a good guy he has changed lives I have a friend who could not walk at all because he had arthritis and I decided to looking into a cure for it and found one well I went to hospital and told him how to take it and he followed what I said and seriously it was crazy what happened. After about 4 months he could stand up again. I say kevin is a good person what do you say??

    IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE BOOK THEN DON'T ANSWER BECAUSE THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO JUDGE WITHOUT EVEN EXPERIENCING WITH IT.

    • ANSWER:
      Kevin is not anything special. He is basically regurgitating information that has been available to the public for a very long time. In fact Kevin used to be very unhealthy and he studied under a natural medicine guru and ended up publishing a book about everything he learned. He has done the same thing with all his books.

      I was excited when I first heard him speak so I bought his book and basically found out you had to buy the second book to get the answers. Good way to make money but no real new information.

  43. QUESTION:
    So you say Kevin Trudeau is a total scam artist?
    Okay, let's just look at the details here. Yes, he has done some stupid things in his life. Haven't YOU?

    But lets look at his book, for example, Natural Cures "They dont want you to know about".

    All I hear is complaints that someone got the book, and then it just sent you to his website for specific cures.
    #1. That was only SOME of them that he had to send you to the website for. He actually lists many cures straight in the book.
    #2. The FTC/FDA told him he was NOT ALLOWED to publish ANYTHING in that book that gave a specific cure to any disease. Why? Because then he would be so called "practicing medicine" without a license." He wanted to put the cures in there but they would not let him. There were lawsuits after lawsuits just for that.

    Also- Even if all the cures were a total hoax and none of them did anything to treat disease (which is not true at all. I myself know of some that helped me) then you have to look at the rest of the book.
    ALL of the information about the FTC FDA, ACS, and countless others, was 100% true. Many people already know that these organizations are complete bull sh!t.

    What are your thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      Umm....who ever said he was a con artist?

  44. QUESTION:
    anyone read natural cures they dont want you to know about, by kevin truduea? do you beleive it?
    somethings in this book seem true, but some of it seems a little far fetched.

    he says not to use deodorant, fluride toothpaste, dont use the microwave, not to put anything on you're skin that you cant eat, and that all diseases are cause the ph level of you're system. and if you ph level in alkaline and not acedic then you will never get sick, but everything you buy in the supermarket is poisen, and it toxins you're system.

    is this guy for real or what?

    • ANSWER:
      Not everything in this world is perfect, but no one has all the answers. Honestly, if he knows everything about all this, he should be able to cure just about everything and everybody, but he hasn't yet.
      Did you buy the book? I'll bet a lot of people did, and . . . . . he made a lot of money off of it - that's what he doesn't want anybody to know.
      Is there some truth to what he says? Probably for some of it, but I wouldn't bet the house that Grandma's gonna live another 45 years because she stopped using deodorant and brushing her teeth.

      By the way, wasn't he the one who was selling a memory system and some other type of infomercial material (investment stuff?)?
      Sounds like an opportunist to me.

  45. QUESTION:
    Can someone please tell me why so many people have been stupid enough to purchase that crook Kevin Trudeau's
    book about the so called natural cures for all the diseases in the world? Don't they know the man's a convicted felon?
    If you mean the details behind his conviction, Monalisa, the answer is yes I do. The man is a liar and a thief, and apparently you approve of that kind of thing.

    • ANSWER:
      For EVERY product out there, there are idiots willing to buy it.

  46. QUESTION:
    can anyone recommend any insomnia cures that work?
    i'm in the uk-i've tried all sorts of natural remedies and a couple of self help books but nothing has worked for my life long insomnia.rightly so my doc will only give me meds once or twice a year can anyone suggest anything that has worked for them.

    • ANSWER:
      its not really for insomnia so I don't know how effective these will be but its worth a try. Methods to get to sleep:

      1) Close your eyes and imagine your route to work/school, step by step until you get there. If you're still not sleepy, continue your journey to somewhere else with a route that you find automatic or just turn round and go back home again.

      2) This is a Japanese method used for many years. A Japanese man broke his leg one day and the doctor told him that he might never be able to walk on it properly ever again, but gave him this method. Close your eyes, lay down and, bit by bit, send your body to sleep. Just relax them and picture them falling asleep, feel the tension sliding out of them. Start with your toes, relaxing them one by one and then work up to your foot and then calves, thighs, hips, waist, stomach, chest, shoulders, elbows, arms, hands, fingers, neck, head, nose, mouth, cheeks, eyes, ears. The Japanese man's leg recovered completely after a year of this every night.

  47. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a herbal supplement/remedy for endometriosis?
    There are of alot of thing I've read about natural cures for endometriosis, but none of them will come right out and tell you what it is without buying there book first, or something. I have all the info. I need on endomaetriosis, so the books and things aren't nessicary. It would be incredibly helpful, if someone could give me this info., and their story, if you feel like it. Thanks alot!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      The reason they won't tell you isn't necessarily because they're keeping it secret. For the most part, they are 'herbal formulas' with just about every supplement that could possibly help rollled into one. From a medical point of view there are two options: 1. Laparoscopy 2. Birth control pills (they will stop it from getting worse and will stop the pain). From a holistic point of view: try a few different supplements, there is called Endo-ex that I've seen work for a few women.

      The birth control pills work the best, but if you want to stay away from that or want to get pregnant you should try the endo-ex, wild yam, or anything else that is anti-inflammatory. If you want kids, do it early because endometriosis is a progressive disease; It is also a leading cause for infertility.

      There is no real cure for Endometriosis except laparascopic surgery that I know of. Some of the above supplements will help quell discomfort and pain. Good luck, I hope everything works out well for you.

  48. QUESTION:
    Is there a book or a website for a range of alternative cures?
    Has to be all herbal natural products. Maybe pregnant and have been told i can only have paracetomol which doesnt help for my cold and very bad cough. Want to have other solutions to make me feel better as this has been going on for a week and having tea with honey isnt enough.

    • ANSWER:
      Tea with Honey won't do it - to cut through the catarrh in your nasal passages or down in your lungs - you need something else. Since you have stipulated mainly herbal remedies - try this:

      Instead of tea - get some pure Lemon/Lime juice concentrate (Jif bottle) - pour enough in bottom of mug just to cover whole of surface area at the bottom of the mug - put in TWO dessert spoons of Honey and fill 2/3rd full with hot water. Drink as hot as you can stand and add two paracetamol tablets too - repeat every 4 hours. Wrap yourself up very warmly - you will perspire!!!! (DO NOT remove any clothing or whatever you have wrapped yourself in - perspiration is the intention) - may take several days and you will feel very poorly for a while - but it DOES WORK!!!!!

  49. QUESTION:
    what does someone do for social anxiety?
    it is ruining my life. im really serious, i know people on Y! answers like to give funny answers, but i need real advice here. i dont want to take medication.
    if u have experience getting over social anxiety, let me know what you did. if you did use medication what was everything that you did that helped along the way? b/c im assuming only taking medication wouldn't be a good long-term plan.
    any natural cures anyone knows of or books, or websites are all welcome.
    i want to eventually see a therapist but i also want to know if there are any good books or anything i can check out until then too

    • ANSWER:

  50. QUESTION:
    Why is it all right for the senators and congressmen to get fat off of the profits of the?
    Pharmaceutical companies who along with the medical profession are not doing every thing in their power to help citizens fight off diseases . A law that is on the books (nothing but a man made drug can cure control or treat a disease) is illegal because it puts people into danger of dieing instead of getting possible natural cures that have been proven to cure and have been around since man came out of the dirt . I think that is treason to make a law that benefits the profits of one industry by letting it cause the deaths of our citizens by stopping them from using natural remedies that can cure , not just keep a disease going because it is profitable to treat the symptoms . What say ye ?

    • ANSWER:
      Alternative medicine is not illegal. What IS illegal, is claiming something 'cures' a disease, when in fact, there is no credible evidence that it does. That goes for pharmaceuticals as well as herbal medications. The BIG DIF is that pharmaceuticals have more govt oversight while natural or alternative medicines do not.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are some natural cures for cancer?
    I have been reading alot and I beleive there is a natural cure for cancer.What it is? I dont know but what conventional medicine has done to people is just awful.I buried a freind about 2 weeks ago.He died long before his time and he would never listen to anything except his doctors advice and he didnt eat very good .Of course his doctor told him to eat pizza of all things.Do you know of any natural cures because I m having some problems myself and I am afraid of what the doctor will do to me if it does turn out to be cancer.I want a back up plan.

    • ANSWER:
      "The good thing about Alternative Medicine is that there are alot of options, the bad thing about Alternative Medicine is that there are alot of options"
      Jerry Brunetti
      {survived an agressivbe form of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma with Alt. Medicine alone}

      Check this Article Out:
      http://www.consumerhealth.org/articles/display.cfm?ID=20060216161340

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      Rife Frequency Technology

      look into Rife technology, www.rife.de, oncotherm make good machines, the PERL {highly reccommended} has alot of anecdotal evidence stating cures for terminal hopeless cancers. resonantlight.com, the GB4000 is good as well.

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      pH Balancing

      Also alkalise your body by eating lots of raw veg/fruit dark green leafy vegetables especially, Read a book called 'The pH Miracle' it sells on amazon. Cancer patients usually have an internal acidic environment, ideal for cancer and pathogenic microbes to thrive.

      Adding 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda per litre of filtered water {filtered from chlorine/fluoride} and drinking half your body weight in ounces will alkalise the body.

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      Orthomolecular Medicine

      Also see an orthomolecular medicine doctor, take 1000mg-2000mg of Vitamin C per day in the form of low acidity magnesium ascorbate, this therapy was made by Dr. Linus Pauling, twice Noble prize winner, 48 PhD's, yes forty-eight.
      Cut out all meat, cheese, sugar, from your diet. Look into Laetrile as well, as well as Dr. Hulda Clark's book 'Cure for all advanced cancers', she is a ND naturopath, and has natural remedies for all types of cancers.Although I have not looked into her books at the present time.

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      Detoxification/Gerson Therapy

      Make a detox tea, watch 'Jerry Brunetti's videos, his a cancer survivor, he had non-hodgkins lymphoma, and he used alternative medicine alone. I think they are on google video or youtube. It include Pau De' Arco, and other antimicrobial ingredients. Look into Hyperimmune Milk, the MERCK Patent, its all on Bruunetti's videos, 'A personal odyssey/nutrition' and 'Food as Medicine', available on Google Video/p2p networks

      http://www.cancerdecisions.com/

      Also look into the Moss Reports, they cost money to buy the report, but it is worth it. Ralph Moss takes a scientific approach when evaluating alternative medicine for cancer, specific to whatever cancer that you have, he has a report for all of them. I believe his daughter died of cancer from conventional medicine

      Gerson Therapy, is brilliant, a must do therapy, and now proven to work by Dr. Campbell, author of 'The China Study' performed by the NIH, Oxford University and others reputable institutions. Watch 'DyingToHaveKnown" for more information

      I would recommend you see a good naturopath, nutritionist, and an open minded medical doctor to help you fight this. As well as an orthomolecular doctor {sometimes a good nutritionist is trained in this area also}, as well as a good western botanical medicine herbalist.

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      Bio-Oxidative Therapy

      Consider supplement with 'Oxygen Elements Plus' by GHT, as well as oxygen/ozone therapy. Look into DCA a new drug to restart mitochondria in cancer cells, not on prescription yet, but i heard people are getting their hands on it somehow from chemical companies. Enzyme Therapy and Laetrile work for tumors, find out if it does work for your condition. DIM, di-indole-methane works for hormone related female cancers.

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      Injected intra-lymphatically, re-establishes the immune system, so it can fight the cancer cells.

      Hope this helps.

  2. QUESTION:
    why do people continue to deny natural cures and preventatives for cancer?
    Quite frankly denying that apricot kernels apple seeds and the like are not cancer curative and or preventative is foolish .I suppose that garlic , ginger ,mangoes ,papaya, citrus fruits,watermelon ,etc.etc.etc. are all ineffectual as well ? The problem is and will always continue to be is "The Love of Money is the Root of all Evil " imagine a cure for cancer what billions upon billions would be lost what a joke ! Instead lets bombard people with radiation that really helps" unbelievable"

    • ANSWER:
      Don't know a whole lot about cancer, do you Kev?

      Apricot kernels and apple seeds are, an have been proven to been completely ineffective against cancer. Not only are they ineffective but they contain cyanide which, in the quantities the quacks recommend they are taken for cancer, could be fatal.

      And yes, you suppose right - garlic, ginger, mangoes, papaya, citrus fruits and watermelon have never been proven to have any effect on cancer. If you have any evidence that they are effective, please post it - otherwise people will think you're making it up

      Conspiracy theories about cures being hidden or not being sought in the interests of profit are a game played by people who have never had, studied or been close to cancer.

      Just who do you imagine is benefitting from this cover up?

      Governments? In many countries - such as mine and your own - people don't pay for health care, including cancer treatment. Cancer treatments cost the governments billions - why aren't they opting to save themselves money with papaya?

      Drug companies? No secret they're in it for the money. And any drug company discovering a cure for even one type of cancer would make more money than they could have dreamed of making so far.

      But, I hear you say, they can't patent a naturally occurring substance! Nonsense, they can and do. it's common for synthetic derivatives to be made that are an improvement on the original, and it's also common to get patents on the methods of isolating or administering the substance.

      So even if a pharmaceutical couldn't make money directly from apricot kernels, or ginger, or whatever, if it were effective they could make plenty of money and get plenty kudos from developing a safer, more effective derivative. The chemotherapy drug Taxol is derived from yew.

      But so far none of them have not been proven effective against cancer, so pharmaceutical companies don't bother with them. They're after profits, after all.

      So, who else.. Doctors, scientists, researchers? They would be watching their relatives die and dying themselves (they and their families develop cancer at the same rate as the rest of the population) rather than revealing the secret cure or cooperating to find one.

      You ask us to imagine a 'cure for cancer' that's where you really show your lack of knowledge about cancer.

      Cancer is hundreds of diseases, not just one. The difficulty is that different cancers are caused by different things, so no one strategy can prevent them all, and different cancers respond to different treatments so no one treatment can cure them all. There'll never be a Eureka! moment when someone discovers a single substance or procedure that will cure all cancers.

      That doesn't mean cancer is never cured - it is, all the time, on an individual basis. Did you know, for example,that 70% of children with cancer are cured of it? We'd all rather it was 100%, of course; but 70% is a far cry from 'no cure'.

      Should you develop cancer - and as a male you have a one in two lifetime chance (no matter how many seeds you munch) you will of course be free to treat it any way you choose. Let us know how that works out...

  3. QUESTION:
    Prostate cancer....medical vs natural cures.Please help! need your advice desperately!!?
    My boyfriend's dad has just been told he has prostate cancer. My boyfriend's parents hate doctors and medicine and think they are all evil and will just end up killing him in the end, they love naturopaths etc etc and are hoping that eating certain vegies and foods will make him better. I come from a family that goes to the doctor for a prescription at the tiniest cold symptom, so this is really hard for me to accept. my mum works in a hospital so we really believe doctors and medicine are the real cures for everything. I have been looking through mum's medical books and they all say the only cure is operations, laser treatment, medicine etc etc. they say if it isn't treated properly it causes death. I have tried talking to his parents but they won't listen. what can i do? I love him so much and want him to be around to be a grandpa for our children! but i feel if he doesn't seek proper medical advice he will die.has anyone had experience with cancer and natural medicine?please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Basically, I agree with your boyfriend's parents.

      This is an article worth reading for anyone who needs to be disabused of the belief that the orthodox cancer treatments with toxic chemo-"therapy" actually work. Since when is the destruction of one's immune system with toxic chemo and radiation therapeutic? And how does cutting out a part of the body solve a 'whole-body' problem? Something to ponder while reading the article.

      Take a look at the site below which explains many misunderstood things about the cancer industry, and has some natural cures too.

      Cancer
      http://dgwa1.fortunecity.com/body/cancer.html

  4. QUESTION:
    Are there any NATURAL CURES for BONE CANCER?
    the spine is all messed up. L1 - L4 is all fused together by themselves and L5 has a bulging disk so there is always a lot a pain. another problem is that the bone density in the back is very thin, some imbalances with the bone chemicals. I think they said ostheoperosis... and there is a painful burning sensation within my bones like they're on fire

    Anyone know what this medical problem is called and what a cure there is for this?

    Thanks,
    Vietnam Vet

    • ANSWER:
      Try the raw vegan diet. I've read that it has cured different people of cancer, arthritis, etc...

  5. QUESTION:
    The cancer research consipiracy, part II?
    This is to the conspiracy buffs, and believers of the all-purpose, magical, all-natural, miracle cancer cure. There are some things you should know about the pharmaceutical industry. I do not mean this in a condescending manner, but as an inside view.
    - First, for the "natural" cure : 50% of all conventional medecine on the market is of natural origin (including taxol, the most widely used chemo agent). Many research groups test natural extracts on cancer cell lines, including at NIH. We have been doing this for other group ourselves. So far, nothing threw anybody on their backsides. The pharmas do the same, because you CAN patent a natural extract. If you do not believe me, go check some patents.
    - Second, a pharma makes money selling pills, not doing research. Research costs money.
    - Third, the best money makers for pharmas are chronic conditions. Antidepressors, anti-hypertension, diabetes type 2, LDL control, asthma and arthritis in particular, are very big.
    All these conditions are aggravated by bad food habits and lack of exercise. So basically, pharmas are making money out of people's lazyness. I know it feels bad to be told that we are part of the problem, but here it is.
    For those who wonder, I do have moderate asthma , and my best friend was recently diagnosed with cancer. And I did NOT say that lifestyle CAUSES these conditions, but that it AGGRAVATES them. Asthma has been shown to become a much worse problem in obese people, because body fat is actually a gland that produces pro-inflammatory hormones (this was observed in my institute).
    A lot of the people having these conditions, especially type 2 diabetes (NOT type 1) could have avoided them, or have a later onset, with a better lifestyle. I personnaly know an obese 10-years-old boy with type 2 diabetes, for god's sake ! It's time we do something.
    People dont want to make an effort ! If you do not believe me, please go to the diet & fitness section, and count the number of questions involving people asking for a no-effort way to lose weight.
    A precision on what can be patented, and what cannot. I said you can patent a natural EXTRACT, meaning the method of extraction. It sometimes may make all the difference between what is efficient and what is not.
    You can also patent a TREATMENT, meaning what is given, in what dosage, how, and for what.
    But there's a hitch : you have to prove it is efficient, as in any other publication !
    And vitamins are ALREADY part of the "conventional" treatment of some cancers ! Vitamin D is given in leukemia because it is PROVEN to promote cell differentiation !

    • ANSWER:
      Hi THere

      I like the fact you have some guts to talk about the actual facts, but our society is programed for simple minded thinking and we have so much ignorance its really sad.

      Your fighting a tough battle with this forum, but if only one person hears you then its worth it. I have helped many people over the years to heal their diseases and one of the most important steps and that is cleansing the toxins out of the body. Especially the colon! When you dont have regular bowel movements daily the toxins sit in the colon and get into the blood stream. That is what causes illness and disease (even Leukemia). Cancer is not inherited, it is a lifestyle that has driven the patient to his condition.

      Anyone reading this with doubts go see the herbdoc.com and realize that he has healed thousands of people for decades (had a clininc in Malibu for 20 years and closed in 1992 because the FDA said you're healing to many people). Once you understand how the body rids of toxins, everything becomes a lot more clear.

      Keep pressing on to those who will at least listen.

      Best of heath to all

  6. QUESTION:
    check these possible cures for cancer?
    Hi i want to write some info i have heard about for cancer (so this is not really a question.. hehe - but feel free to add anything).

    basically i am not a doctor but have heard about a number of remedies that anyone suffering should look into:

    hemp - the active ingredient in hemp (THC) restores cell mutations, which is what cancer is. if it is not possible to buy hemp oil because its difficult to find (also illegal..) it is possible to find a local dealer who sells it. cannabis can just be eaten without having to make the hemp oil out of it. however, beware that some dealers spray their cannabis with additional chemicals because its primary use is as a street drug, (sadly) rather than a medicine. it may be worth purchasing hemp seeds over the internet (currently legal...) and it is possible for a person to grow it themselves. chemotherapy kills ALL cells. THC kills only unhealthy ones...

    also please look into:

    high dose vitamin C treatment. currently the research is not 100% conclusive but these treatments seem to work for some and not others. just because its not 100% effective for everybody, doesn't mean you shouldn't try it.

    Maritime Pine Bark. This is apparently 25 times as effective at removing toxins as Vitamin C. This can be ordered quite easily online.

    A friend of mine also found reishi mushrooms from china to cure her cancer and also told me about shitake mushrooms (also oriental). these can be also purchased quite easily.

    I cannot say these will cure but its better to have this information than to not have it.

    One more note - I believe there are natural cures in nature for illnesses. please note that deforestation in places like the amazon is wiping out 100 species of plants and herbs everyday. these species are never tested for their medicinal benefit. please be active against the decimation of our natural cures in this way.

    sent with love xxx

    • ANSWER:
      The only factual bit of your "question" is the last paragraph. Do you know many chemotherapy drugs are derived from trees and plants?? You can not say the others will cure cancer, because they don't. If chemotherapy killed ALL cells, well, it would have killed me, huh? THC doesn't kill anything except your nausea and lack of appetite from the treatments. Vitamin C? Bull. Mushrooms? lol bull.. The maritime pine?? Not cancer cure, but studies have been done on its health benefits..This is a good website to read up on it. It shows great promise for various age related health problems: http://berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/98legacy/02_05_98a.html

      You are right about the rain forests though..Who knows how many cures have been destroyed to extinction that we may never find or realize?

  7. QUESTION:
    How many antioxidants do I need to eat to cure my cancer?
    Okay, so I was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. I've decided to forgo surgery, radiation or chemo in favor of the natural cancer fighting power of antioxidants. The thing is I don't know how many antioxidants I need to cure prostate cancer. I've looked online, but all can find is various sites which tell me how great antioxidants are for fighting cancer, but not how many of the antioxidants are required to win that fight. I bought 50 bottles of POM Wonderful and a couple boxes of green tea. I've been drinking three POM bottles a day and 8 cups of green tea. Is this enough or should I up the dosage?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, 'antioxidant' is a broad category; not all such compounds are equally effective.

      Secondly, there is no evidence that antioxidants *alone* cure cancer. They certainly help, but are more important for prevention than treatment.

      Third, if you can stomach that much unsweetened green tea, either you're pretty determined or your taste buds are dead.

      All kidding aside, though, if you really do have cancer you need medical guidance you won't get here. And if you're just making some sick joke, shame on you.

  8. QUESTION:
    Did you know that there are all-natural, nondrug, nonsurgical cures for almost every illness & disease?
    Humans have evolved in, with, and around nature, so doesn't it make sense that it is not natural for us to get sick? We Americans are being brainwashed into believing that being sick is normal. IT ISN'T! And so doesn't it make sense that if we do get sick, the ways of mother nature are the only ways to heal ourselves purely and without any side effects? Wonder why animals never get cancer, sclerosis, diabetes, etc? Because they don't take pills which actually do more harm than healing in the long term. In this day and age, humans are more sick that ever! Oh yes, it's true. People years ago were better off because they didn't have the gov't telling them to take drugs to feel better! We humans are still animals, smart animals yes, but we're too smart for our own good. We have become too technology-dependent. Most of you think you're healthy, but you have no idea just how AWESOME you can feel when you've purged your body of poisons and restored yourself to the way you should be.
    Want proof? Read "Natural Cures They Don't Want You to Know About"

    • ANSWER:
      your right...it is not normal to be sick and medication is often times worse than the sickness...but they scare us into it... and tell us not to educate ourselves..they laugh in our faces when we bring up alternatives. In just a few clicks of the internet we can find out more information than our doctor knows about our condition and natural ways to cure it. .It is insane how much trust people put in the FDA and the drug companies. If we put our health in the hands of the government our bodies will end up in the same state as the government now days.
      Its all for money...nothing more...if its not for money there would be doctors for free and they would know their alternative medicine, herbs and vitamins. Instead they would rather do a 00 operation than offering an alternatave treatment thata costs only at the nearest health food store..
      I could go on and on about it...doctors infuriate me.
      email me..sounds like we're on the same page!!!!!
      Rebecca
      yellowcason@gmail.com

  9. QUESTION:
    budwig protocol and other natural treatments?
    I am very dismayed to read the amount of answers to questions about natural cancer treatments that are negative. I think these comments are dangerous and would love to know what these contributors are basing their opinions on.

    To stop a person from having hope and trying a treatment that possibly may save their lifes is terrible and I want to know how you sleep at night ?? My experience with two treatments in general have been successful and so I can safely say that YES they do work for some, when you have said that they definately DONT work for any. You are wrong ! Doesn't that worry you ?

    You think that unless science can prove something it dosen't exist ? The man who discovered germs, who went on to save thousands of woman's lives in childbirth; his colleages dismissed his claims for years. Woman continued to die unnessarily through medical sciences inability to accept evidence as it is presented.

    My father cured himself of lungcancer by using pawpaw treatment and alkaline diet. One example of it working. My stop mother has cured herself of breast cancer with pawpaw and budwig protocol. Two examples.

    I would like to say to anyone who is considering these therapies, anyone who tells you that they will not work is wrong. If you follow these treatments, change your diet and lifestyle, you are giving yourself the best chance of survivial. Think of disease as two words dis ease. Find out what is troubling your body (usually acid environment) and change it (alkaline environment) . And I wish you all the best

    • ANSWER:
      I'm proud to tell people the truth about so called 'natural cancer treatments' - they don't work. If I can stop one person risking their life in this way, I'm happy

      What am I basing that statement on? On the evidence; on my own extensive research when I was diagnosed with an aggressive advanced cancer.

      The 'dangerous comments' are those like your own - you are encouraging people to risk their lives with unproven, disproven and sometimes dangerous 'treatments'.

      Budwig? Please. Johanna Budwig recommends a diet largely comprising flax seeds and cottage cheese, and claims this cures cancer.

      There is no scientific evidence that any food, including cottage cheese, can affect the progress of cancer in any way.

      People like Johanna Budwig make wild and unproven claims and exploit the desperation of vulnerable people. Anyone who follows her recommendations will be investing money, hope and, most dangerous of all, time they can ill-afford on something that is not effective, as well consuming quantities of not very enjoyable food.

      I quite simply don't believe tales of people curing their cancer with paw paw and alkaline diets. At most, such people will have been using these treatments alongside conventional treatment, and decided to credit the unproven alternative 'treatment' with the improvement in their condition. And often it turns out they are self-diagnosed, and are claiming they cured a cancer they in fact never had.

      Moreover, the whole acid/alkaline theory is nonsense.

      And the claims by the first answerer that chemotherapy is effective only 5% of the time have been debunked so often on this forum that I'm amazed anyone would still be parroting them.

      Next we'll have Nosey coming along telling us about those autopsies carried out on elderly cancer patients - lol!

      Post this question in the Cancer section where the users really are dealing with a filthy life-threatening illness and actually have some knowledge of the subject - I dare you. You'll be eaten alive,

  10. QUESTION:
    What are some homeopathic cures for cancer?
    Well turns out the 'fear mongers' say my daughter has cancer (in her bones and breasts). I refuse to allow them to treat her with their unnatural chemicals and poisons.
    My natruopath has been recommending 'The Secret' for everything lately. And that makes sense. But it may be difficult for my daughter to give up all negative thoughts (she is not as intelligent and blessed as we ;) ) so I was looking for some natural herbs I could rub on her to get rid of this cancer.

    Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      homeopathy has certain effective medicines which can help in cancer also. Instead of chemotherapy give her homeopathic treamtent.

  11. QUESTION:
    Any doctors out there who can verify or denounce Kevin Trudeau's 2 "Natural Cures" books?
    Some in my family are loving his books and touting them. I'm banging my head against the wall trying to get them to stop listening to his advice. Obviously, eating more fruits and veggies is good for you, cutting down on red meat, refined sugar and alcohol all do wonders. That much you don't need to pay .99 to figure out.

    Can a qualified medical person denounce specific claims please?
    (ie: Insulin is BAD for diabetics, candida yeast causes most heart attacks, shellfish are always bad for you, saccharin causes most cancers, antibiotics should not be taken unless you are near death, magnetic bracelets will prevent )

    • ANSWER:
      Here's some links that might help.

      Personally, I think he's a huckster out to make a buck using ridiculous claims backed by pseudo-science and possibly outright untruths .. but that's just my opinion .. and some other people like doctors, respected journalists, etc.

      Analysis of Kevin Trudeau's "Natural Cures" Infomercial (2004) by Stephen Barrett, M.D.
      http://www.infomercialwatch.org/tran/trudeau.shtml

      Kevin Trudeau Banned from Infomercials
      http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2004/09/trudeaucoral.htm

      20/20 Report "King Con? Bestselling Author Selling Questionable Cures to the Desperate and Gullible"
      http://abcnews.go.com/2020/Health/story?id=1527774

      Skeptic's Dictionary
      http://skepdic.com/trudeau.html

      Wikipedia entry
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_Cures_%22They%22_Don't_Want_You_To_Know_About

  12. QUESTION:
    When are the drug companies going to learn that they can not duplicate mother nature for a profit?
    There's no research being done on natural cures.
    all the charity foundations have not even found a cure for cancer.
    the last disease they cured was polio and that was over 50 years ago.
    In 50 years you have to wonder how many billions of dollars have charities collected to cure all the diseases and yet no body knows
    how to cure deseases and there's no funding for natural cures.

    • ANSWER:
      As soon as you new agers can actually prove the effectiveness of a natural cure, the drug companies will no longer be able to sell expensive drugs for that ailment.

      Hasn't happened yet...

  13. QUESTION:
    Did you know that there is a simple and effective cure for cancer?
    It's true!
    Someone just emailed me and said it was true, so, it must be!
    Here is the message itself;

    "Message: Are you aware that a 100% cure for Cancer was found before 1950? Not discovered by a drug company, that only wants money, it was quickly brainwashed into us to be afraid of it!
    In 1950 the odds of getting Cancer was zero percent for children and only three percent for aldults! But drug companies have kept filling us with fears and exsesive greed so now the odds of Cancer are ninty-seven percent as of 2000.
    Who created the natural cure that we don't want (too fearful) of? It was God."

    Wow. A real cure! From the same god that, apparently, created the disease in the first place!
    So, why waste all that time and cause all that needless suffering in the first place? and are drug companies more powerful than god? They must be if they can keep his cure quiet. Surely an omnipotent god is utterly powerless against a corporation that makes drugs that cures diseases everyday huh?

    Honeslty, do you christians wonder why we consider you little better than crackpot morons? If so, read the above message again and hopefully you'll understand why we paint you all with the same brush...
    Ibrox, apparently reading isn't your strong suit.
    I didn't write that tripe, it was sent to me. Of course there isn't a link, like all religion, this is a LIE.
    Get it now?

    • ANSWER:
      Amazing! I was born in 1954 and the family next door to us lost their first son to cancer in 1949.

      My mother and sister are both cancer survivors. Funny how the cure rates are rising with less invasive methods but it's never mentioned outside of science journals.

  14. QUESTION:
    do you think people would rather hide there heads in the sand then belive there are alterative cures for?
    cancer and other diseases? Look in U Tube under "running from the cure' I have had 2 story's that I put in here that have been deleted about natural cures. so if you don't believe me, instead of complaining about me to yahoo and having me deleted out wait and see if this cure will work and give some of the people in here a chance to try them. We are trying it on my son in law with cancer. since its all natural so you don't have to say we could kill him. also he hasn't started doctor treatments yet,they are slow to start anything.

    • ANSWER:
      Not sure why you think people who choose the most rigorous treatments known to mankind are the ones "hiding their heads." They are the ones who put their trust in facts, treatments that have been shown to work ... at least to some degree, and often completely ... by scientific method, in double blind, randomized, large scale, multi-center clinical trials.

      Usually, it is those who are either beyond the reach of conventional medicine, or who are completely terrified of it, who seek out alternative cures. Often, though not always, they are cowards and are afraid to pay the price needed to stay alive. Who is keeping their heads in the sand? Someone who says, "prove to me your treatment works" or the one who says "I'm afraid of this toxic treatment, give me something that won't make me feel bad."

      If you are lucky, you get one good chance to beat cancer when you are diagnosed. This is immediately after diagnosis. If you spend this precious time playing with fake unproven cures, you can lose your one good chance to overcome the disease.

      If you value your son-in-law, you should consider getting conventional treatment. By the time you realize that your bs alternative cure isn't working, it could be too late.

  15. QUESTION:
    Any all natural cure for Hot Flashes?
    My gyno. will not give hormons because the chance they might cause cancer. I went thru minapause about 4 years ago. I've had hot flashs for around 6 years now. I'm SO sick of this! Please Help

    • ANSWER:
      When you experience hot flashes it may feel as if you have lost control of your body. But the truth is, with a little help from and alternative treatment for hot flashes, you can control hot flashes and start feeling normal again.

      You can control hot flashes through an herbal remedy for hot flashes. Many herbal remedies exist to help end the hot flushes you experience during menopause. While some supplements, such as Hot Flash Freedom, are wonderful, natural replacements for your body's lost estrogen, be careful when you try a natural supplement.

  16. QUESTION:
    what are some signs about lung cancer towards the end?
    well, my best friend had breast cancer 2 years ago. now they told her she had stage 4 lung cancer. it's in both lungs large tumors a small.she looks good and feels good. she's going to issel's cancer center in ca. very expensive. a natural cures center. she has the money it's not a problem. she leaves for ca. sunday for four weeks. i'll miss her alot. she's my running buddy. what i want to know is what should i expect later on down the road? her dr. gave her a year to live. with chemo 2 yrs. she had such a terrible time with chemo she doesn't want to have it again. all she has is a small cough once in a while. thank you very much. she has no family here. her stepmother and niece live in southern il. both have health problems. thanks boop

    • ANSWER:
      I am going to be very honest with you... I lost my mom a few years back to cancer due to cigarettes and it was a very hard time for not only me but my father as well....We were fortunate {if you can call it that} because her cancer went straight up into her spinal column and found her brain...She passed on three weeks later not having to go through the extreme pain associated with the disease

      I could recount for you all of the symptoms and her rapid deterioration but I prefer not to

      I believe very strongly in trying to remember my mother for her life she had and the life that she gave to so many others ... She was my stepmom but in her eyes I was her child and in return I tried everything I could to make her proud

      When she needed me I was there... The job that I had working construction took a backseat- and when they told me I could not go I left anyway

      two hundred bucks and a bus ticket home {my truck was in a shop at that time and I left that behind as well}

      I was home for the whole year being there for her for all those times she had been there for me- and the final three weeks we {my father and I} never left her side in the terminal ward at the hospital {my father had to work, but since I was without a job I could stay with her at all times-- and I did without a moment's hesitation}

      Those times were the hardest and will always be a part of me-- not only in mind but heart ...her suffering was my pain {and worse that there was nothing that I could do but watch}

      You do not want to know the final days or what will happen to this person that you care for...
      remember her life and that life that she shared with you
      cherish those moments -

      **

  17. QUESTION:
    what are some suggestions for cancer cures?
    i have breast cancer that has spreed to my bones(all over)
    Cancer treatment centers of American has refused me due to my insurance
    but MD And------ is treating me. They are doing very little ( hormones to put me into menopause, which they have told me will not be effective, because my receptors are low anyways. )
    they are giving up but , cancer treatment centers tell me there are other options.

    what re they?

    what natural methods might i try
    any studies? doctors in Houston? or around texas

    • ANSWER:
      i've just been diagnosed to have early onset stage 1 (invasive) breast cancer today. if it hasn't been for my faith in God and some help from a great support group, i've managed to keep my sanity and hope in check. below are some resources that you might wanna check out. and if you have Netflix, "The Gerson Miracle" is on Watch Instantly.

  18. QUESTION:
    What would happen to the population if scientists cured all diseases?
    If scientists manage 2 find cures or vacines for evrything, what would hapen 2 the population?
    1) If all these cures were shared with developing countries 2. Would it not jus cause more sufering? Contraception is frequently not acepted. Or jus condoms, hardly reliable alone.
    2) Isn't disease like cancer etc a natural way of population control?
    3) Would developed countries go into meltdown 2, could it harm humanity? Enforced infertility/dictatorship everywhere!
    4) When humans mes with biology, does it not just cause more problems CJD, bird flu etc?

    I'm personaly against embryo & animal testing, partly bcos we r animals 2. But we know others feel pain/can die.
    It will seem 2 mean yet more abortions for the ignorant. Alowing them 2 murder humans, by fact made the second sperm enters an egg & should b granted human rights as such. Life not poluted by society always wants 2 live. Those lucky enuf 2 b born, should b thankful they got to b. Ur self importance is jus a state of mind

    • ANSWER:
      humans breed to excess. When a nation gets wealthy enough and has access to birth control the population declines or stabilises. 3rd world populations have expoded in the last 100 yrs due to colonisers giving them antibiotics and vaccines and stopping them fighting - this leads to genocides once the colonisers leave/ get thrown out (eg Rwanda) and famines (rest of africa). AIDS is killing off a lot of Africans. U are bascailly right - we'll have to find a way to limit growth. The CHinese do it by saying 'only one child' but this leads to a lot of female infanticide. Also in India. Probably a pandemic - eg bird flu - will do the job for us.

  19. QUESTION:
    Can someone tell me why GOD would oppose this?
    I'll start by saying I haven't read the Bible entirely for many years now (which I did at least half-dozen time). I'm Christian and never really went to Church. Only did so when I was in Catholic school 30 years ago!

    I also know about many Christians (don't know what denomination, though) which oppose STEM CELL research or use, etc. But having been doing reading about cancer and finding in two different articles about "pregnancy and natural cancer enzymes" such as TROPHOBLASTS, etc., it suddenly came to my mind:

    PREGNANCY means LIFE. And if something taken from the PLACENTA (such as the discoveries made by biologist Beard at the beginning of the 20th Century) can cure cancer, why would it be bad if science takes from the placenta to give life to so many others?

    Aren't all lives precious?

    There's a part in the Bible where God talks about "the fountain of life" regarding women. If God gave this gift to women, not only to give birth but to be able to give life to others....
    Wouldn't it really be EVIL if we didn't take up this knowledge and these means and put it to better use for humanity?

    PLEASE explain how and why I am wrong if you think I am?

    • ANSWER:
      Ok, here is why. God hates the murder of innocent children. I believe he has a very special spot reserved in hell for child rapists and child murderers.

      Now to prove from both science and the Bible that a fetus is an innocent human baby.

      Scientifically speaking abortion is the taking of an innocent human life, which is murder. How can I say this? If you do a tissue sample of the fetus you will find that the fetus is human (DNA, ect.) You can observe the cells multiplying. Life. Human life.

      Now that we have proved that abortion is murder from a scietific viewpoint, what does the Bible say?

      The Bible says the fetus is a baby, a human life, and that God knows the baby in the womb of the mother.

      Psa 139
      1O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.

      2Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.

      3Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.

      4For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.

      5Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.

      6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.

      7Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?

      8If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.

      9If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;

      10Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

      11If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.

      12Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

      13For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.

      Job 10:18Wherefore then hast thou brought me forth out of the womb? Oh that I had given up the ghost, and no eye had seen me!

      Judges 13:1-7. In essence we see that Manoah's wife is told not to drink wine or strong drink because the child she was carrying in her womb was a Nazarite. The law applied to the unborn child in this case. The unborn child obviously is alive or it would not be required to keep the law.

      Luke 1:44, "For lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy." This is Elizabeth speaking under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost' and gives a human attribute to the child in her womb, John the Baptist

      This is the same word (brephos) Luke uses in Luke 2:12,16 "Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger." Luke 18:15,16 meaning infants and 1 Peter 2:2 "newborn babes."

      Genesis 35:16-26. This passage deals with Jacob and his wives going to Ephrath from Bethel after they had left Padanaram. The statement in verse 26 says they were all born in Padanaram. But if you will notice one of them was obviously born after they left and were between Ephrath and Bethel, that one was- Benjamin. Why would the writer of Genesis make such an obvious "mistake"? If the time element is looked into, you can see that Benjamin was conceived in Padanaram but literally born in the promised land. This shows what God thinks of the place to start counting a life.

      Genesis 25:22-26 and Hosea 12:3. These verses show that the struggling in the womb was not just two "appendages" bumping into each other.

      Second Samuel 11:5. This verse, along with countless others, Says she was "with child" not with "appendage

      The apostle Paul was separated for God while in the womb of his mother.
      zealous of the traditions of my fathers.
      Gal 1:15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,

      Jeremiah 7:6, 22:3,17 and Exodus 23:7
      "shed not innocent blood."

      Proverbs 6:16-17
      "The Lord hates hands that shed innocent blood."

      Exodus 20:13
      "Thou shalt not kill."

      Matthew 5:21
      "Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill..."

      Revelations 21:8
      "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth of fire and brimstone: which is the second death."

      Revelations 22:15
      "For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie."

      Children are a blessing from God, not a curse. Why don't you see them that way?
      Genesis 25:21
      "And Isaac intreated the Lord for his wife, because she was barren: and the Lord was intreated of him, and Rebecca his wife conceived."

      Genesis 33:5
      "The children which God has graciously given me."

      Psalm 127:3
      "Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is His reward."

      This society has an improper attitude towards children ,sacrificing them to the god of convience.

      2 Kings 17:16-20
      "And they forsook all the commandments of the Lord their God.... And they burned their sons and daughters as offerings....Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel and removed them out of His sight."

      Jeremiah 32:35
      "And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin."

      Jeremiah 7:31
      "And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley of the son of Hinom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my heart."

  20. QUESTION:
    How do i make a website to be shown on google? Best answer gets 10 points!?
    Weird question. Um,kay let me explain. I have an account on this website called Fun Advice. It's kinda like yahoo answers. You can ask questions and people answer and blah blah.
    Well the other day this girl was asking about what she can do to get the appearance of real hair because she has cancer and it fell out.
    First of all,i don't believe in medication,i think it makes people worse half the time. I only take meds if i'm about to die or something. - I mainly take herbs and teas and i'm a very healthy person :)

    I have this huge book that is all about different Natural remedies to helping the body. In the book,on different sections is has like Cancer or Hair Loss,Thyroid issues,etc. And it tells you have to cure those issues with the right herbs and everything. -I have taken the time to write to this girl on Fun Advice,copying what it says in my book about Cancer and Hair Loss to help her out.
    Whenever i go on google to search for something all these websites pop up when i search (this is how i found about fun advice). So what i'm needing to find out is,how can i make a website thingy where i can write down all my info from my book to help other people that search for natural cures,such as cancer. The info i'm giving to this girl,i'd like to be able to share with other people to be of help :)
    So how do i do that?

    Best answer gets 10 points! I need links!
    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      put your site on blogger and go here and get meta tags and other stuff http://www.bloggertricks.com/2010/02/free-seo-tools-for-blogger.html
      then go here and add your site http://www.google.com/addurl/
      then put it on wordpress.com if you have a myspace put it on myspace blog
      here's a lot of google help http://www.google.com/support/forum?hl=en

  21. QUESTION:
    America - A non-Christian country?
    Okay, here's my question. It would be correct to imply that the US is goverened by many politicians who are money-greedy. Money, as you know, is the root of all evil. I believe that many US citizens are being hidden from natural cures that can heal cancer, diabetes, or any other disease out there. It has even been proven that the cure for cancer has been invented time over, but has been hidden from the public because the cure is so inexppenisve (spelling) to chemotherapy and radiation. This inevitably means that money governs our healthcare, and it's wise to conclude money governs everything.

    So, to rap it up, our country is governed by greed. How can our currency say, "In God we Trust" if America is governed by greedy people. Greed is a sin!

    Any thoughts on this? All religions or non/religious answers welcome.

    My sources come from many different Internet sights, both biased and unbiased.
    I know that some Eastern countries can cure just about any disease. They look into not just the body, but the mind. Look into it.
    Paien is endless, I think you offered a great point. I do believe that the government wants us to think that there is no cure for cancer, because we feel insecure then. We feel that death can happen, so we have to do something about it, whether that's paying for huge chemotherapy bills or radiation. Great point!
    To EVERYONE who disagrees with me: You can already prove to yourself that the cure for cancer or any disease is here! One natural cure is through (for atheists who don't like to pray) the power of the mind. We have the ability to heal ourselves. I've healed myself time and time again. Personal experience is the greatest thing I have to prove, but unfortunately, it only proves something to me and me only. Look into it people! There is no conspiracy, and there is a cure for cancer.
    Another question I would like to bring up is that why is an average US life span only about 76 years? We are the richest country in the world, but there are dozens of other countries who have longer ligh spans.
    Problem, no, a cure would not be financially better. Natural cures can not be pattened, thus, cannot be sold. I can use healing power (love) to heal you, me, or anyone else on this planet, but love cannot be pattened (example) Think about it.
    night wolf, you do have several good points but I do disagree with the cure for cancer point.
    Thank you all for your feedback

    • ANSWER:
      Most people will laugh at you and say, "Yeah right, there's no cure for cancer you moron," which is exactly what the government wants them to do. If the brainwashed knew they were brainwashed, they wouldn't be brainwashed. People erroneously say we're a Christian country (we're not--if we were, freedom of religion would be denied), so don't worry about the "In God We Trust" stuff which came from the Cold War while combating the "evil atheistic" USSR.

      To assume nations with socialized medicine would give out the cure for cancer assumes only one variable, where there could be many.

  22. QUESTION:
    Cancer Cure....?
    I don't believe in giving money to any cancer research even though I have had about 3 family members die from it. There is already a cure for cancer found in Africa that is HIGHLY illegal in America. You make the herb into a tea and then drink it once a day for a week and the cancer goes away. Why is it fair that devloping countries get to have a cure for cancer that is natural and does not kill the immune system by injecting poisin in your body (chemo) but the fat cats at all the pharmicutial companies can watch their and other peoples's family memebers die and not do anything. A cure for cancer was found, but it was kept hush-hush because people wouldn't pay the companies al kinds of unnessary money. My aunt who died at 50 who had bone cancer that put her in a whole lot of pain could have lived 30, 40, maybe even 50 more years. Does this make me a bad person like some people think? What are your thoughts on the subject?

    • ANSWER:
      There will not be a cure for cancer due to the fact that there is so much money to be made off of cancer. If we cured it would take away the cash cow. I agree with you all the way.

  23. QUESTION:
    Why are 'they' hiding the cures?
    Well, most of us know that they have cures for EVERYTHING. HIV and Cancer included, along with other ailments. That is the way of life. This world is too big, and there's too much in this world to NOT have a cure.

    And who are 'they' to keep cures from the public?

    We all know that this deranged 'government' is keeping more than cures from us.

    . . .

    I just wanted to know, because I am going to school for ethnobotany, and I know that a lot of ethnobotanists are hired by the government to find NATURAL cures and stuff for 'them' to use....

    No rude answers please, I'm really wanting to know.

    • ANSWER:
      There are four versions of the answer to your question, all of which require a clear understanding of the currently existing medical industrial complex.
      I'm going to answer the 3rd in detail as that is the most insightful one into the current system, along with having the most concrete proof validating it.
      For reference, these are the 4 versions.
      Version 1: All the problems were are seeing are the product of a coincidence, and a product of the system. If we just wait a little bit longer, cures will be found and there is nothing bad going on. This is the narratives skeptics like Gary Y are the most likely to ascribe to.
      Version 2: It's a combination of the product of basic human nature and capitalism; greed and the lust for power, along with the inherent arrogance within certain parts of science. As the health care industry has grown, the potential for more and more money has entered the system and the people in the position to prosper from that have attempted to monopolize the practice of medicine (both for their own egos and money), which has led to amongst other things cheap cures which break people from needing the system to be suppressed. Most people tend to believe this one.
      Version 3: John D. Rockefeller made all his money by monopolizing the oil (or more technically the transportation) industry. One of the main industries he subsequently ventured into was the health care one, and our current situation is a product of that investment. Although he has gone a step further and made it a cartel rather than just a monopoly.
      Version 4: The secret powers behind the scenes have had a consistent agenda to monopolize the life essential resources in the world (ie. medicine, food, transportation, criminal justice-water is also on this list but it hasn't been done yet), so that absolute control can be leveraged against the population and over population (which is a big problem) can be addressed. I've also heard the phrase "sick people are easier to control brandished around in this situation." Your question is one extension of this situation. Regardless of if this one is true or not, it's too conspiratorial to debate here, and somewhat frivolous to cite since the points from version 3 are damning enough.

      Let's expand on version 3:
      [as an introductory premise, it should be known that the Rockefeller family has had a tremendous amount of influence and clout in the government-be it funding politicians into power, having family members actually holding the reins, or something else, and they can regularly exercise that authority to make the government act in their interests. This is hard to prove, so I'd like this argument to be accepted on fiat].
      I should also note that last time someone asked a question which solicited this answer, the whole question got deleted (about 2 days ago).

      At the start of the 20th century, seeing an excellent long term investment (the practice of medicine was starting to change as the advent of new inventions was transforming medicine from the not very profitable enterprise built on natural approaches to having the potential to be extremely lucrative), two of the Worst Robber Barons, decided to team up to take over the medical industry, Andrew Carnegie and John Rockefeller.
      At the time, there were a couple of existing approaches to medicine:
      *Various "natural" approaches (ie. homeopathy, traditional herbal approaches-although not the subject here they differ from the pharmaceutical mindset in modern herbology)
      *Body work therapies (ie. chiropractic, osteopathy)
      *Allopathic Medicine (fairly toxic drugs, invasive surgery).

      At the time, allopathic medicine was failing horribly, due to the fact that its treatments often killed people (unsanitary surgery, bloodletting, making people swallow mercury etc), and the other existing methods of medicine were cheap, and did a very good job without side effects. At that point in time, the AMA and allopathic medicine schools were on the brink of extinction, due to very little interest or funding in the profession. Unfortunately for us, the allopathic approach was the only profession which had the growth potential Rockefeller was looking for in new lucrative technological treatments. Thus, Carnegie and Rockfeller decided to do everything they could to allow the AMA to monopolize the existing practice of medicine and crowd all the other existing approaches out, a status quo we still have a century later.

      The following steps were taken in order:
      a) Buy out and take control of the (at that point tiny) AMA, and their journal the JAMA.
      b) Establish the prestige and superiority of their choice in medicine, through a wide variety of PR tactics, and large amounts of money being funneled into them.
      c) Squash the other existing modalities of treatment, and transfer their power to Allopathy.
      d) One of the principle ways they did this was by giving the AMA the sole authority to accredit medical schools, and thus dictate which modes of medicine one could study and where to be a licensed doctor. This was largely implemented by Andrew Carnegie through the Flexner report, which was a report he paid someone to compile which essentially argued that all modalities of treatments besides allopathy were bad and should not be practiced. The report was then widely disseminated, and through Rockefeller's political clout, the AMA got the ability to choose what was and was not licensed.
      e) The AMA began leveraging their power in the following ways:
      1) any school which practiced a method of medicine they did not agree with was "destroyed" by having their accreditation removed.
      2) Any treatment the AMA had a financial stake in was brazenly supported by their journal the JAMA (which was slowly being established as an absolute authority in the field), while any treatment they did not have was decried as quackery.
      3) The AMA would thus consistently pressure creators of medical treatments to sell them the rights, or otherwise risk destruction. If you look it up you can find many interesting case histories of the AMA flat out denouncing a treatment (with all the childish quackery still used to this day), then upon receiving rights to them endorsing it with open arms in their publication.
      f) While all of this was happening, the investors got to work on the longer term time frame plans. Amongst other things they
      1) Under the guise of philanthropy began investing large sums into higher education (this enabled doctors of their new industry to be trained, along with the ability to foster systemic prejudices in academia which would frame the minds of the scientific community to reject the possibility of any medicine they did not endorse having the ability to work).
      and
      2) Began pushing the Government to support the AMA's attempts to monopolize the practice of medicine by essentially making it illegal (and having the government be willing to zealously enforce this doctrine) to practice any form of medicine not endorsed by the AMA.
      g) As this happened and the AMA began being established as a power and became willing to vigorously pursue it's own interests, the investors began shifting their resources to a longer term game plan. This involved chiefly
      1) making the field extremely lucrative so that human greed could self sustain the new system. A new crop of professionals were churned out of the medical schools with the express aim of being the new bulwarks the industry. In our modern time, the field is so lucrative that many people are willing to invest an enormous amount of hard work and money (say years of schooling) for the right to practice medicine.
      2) Slowly do everything possible to force doctors to be heavily invested in the system and unable to challenge it at all. By having medical school become exponentially more expensive, doctors in turn are forced to make the money back when they graduate (which generally subjects them to practicing the "prescribe drugs/expensive surgeries as quickly as possible" model) and since the AMA has made it clear anyone practicing a non endorsed method (see point 4 here) will lose their license and possibly be sued or jailed, make them be unable to challenge the system they are brought into.
      3) Eliminating any method of medicine which emerged that could effectively treat a disease for a cheaper amount or more effectively than any method they endorsed.
      4) Pertaining to 3, setting the precedent that anyone who attempts to practice a non sanctioned form of medicine can expect heavy persecution. Many brilliant physicians had examples made of them for this means.

      h) Overtime this dynamic has persisted, and an incredibly strong coalition of interests (collectively referred to as the medical industrial complex-and it should be noted that if the ownership is traced they all link back to the rockefellers, ie. the pharmacutical companies originally were extensions of the oil industry that primarily produced drugs from petroleum byproducts) have assembled to protect the trillion dollar industry. Three quick examples of this:
      Physicians (mostly in my belief for their egos) will often attack and decry anything which goes against the years of training they were forced to endure in return for the right to practiced (sanctified) medicine.
      Insurance industries (once again trace the ownership) refuse to pay for non AMA approved treatments, regardless of if they are more cost effective for them to prescribe (this point often confuses people who can't see the full context of the medical industry-it is awfully strange an insurance company would choose more expensive payments).
      The Pharmacutical (trace the ownership again here!) companies monopolize the process of drugs being approved for usage in the country, and do everything they can to not permit alternative treatments to be approved or have any evidence supporting them

  24. QUESTION:
    Christians, if your prayer is so powerful, why don't you pray for world peace or cures for cancer and AIDS?
    We always hear Christians insisting that Christian prayer is the most powerful thing in the world. Yet they almost unanimously squander that supposed power by praying for things like finding a parking space, or passing an exam they haven't studied for, or that they win the lottery, or that some indeterminate good thing happens to them today, or that some random person they meet on the street or on the internet becomes a Christian. You almost never see Christians pray for large-scale benefits to humanity, like the end of all war, cures for every disease in the world, to make all the garbage and pollution in the world spontaneously disappear, for all the starving people in the world to have food, for all the sick and dying people in the world to be cured, for economic prosperity to all nations, for there to be no more natural disasters or anything like that. Surely, if your prayer is as powerful as you want us to think it is, it would be child's play to accomplish all of these things with only the most minimal of effort. Yet the vast majority of you don't even try; you reserve your prayer purely for selfish things. And to the few Christians who do actually do pray for these large-scale benefits, it doesn't seem to be working, does it? Guess that prayer of yours isn't as powerful as you say it is. Imagine if I had a magic lamp and a genie that would grant me infinite wishes, yet instead of asking it to fix the real problems we as a species face, I asked it just to give me material possessions and rig small-scale events to go my way. You wouldn't think much of me, would you? Yet you claim to have the same kind of power, and expect people like me to shower you with awe, reverence and respect? Tell you what, I'll respect the power of Christian prayer when Christian prayer cures cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      Praying is a waste of time. Period. Instead of praying for change people should actually "make" change. Praying is literally the least you can do.

  25. QUESTION:
    To all of you atheists, Christians, other religions, or anyone!?
    Okay, well, here it goes: Unfortunately, too many people don't believe that there is a cure for any disease out there. Yes, terminal illness, cancer, diabetes, AIDS and HIVs, herpes, warts, flues, heart disease, and any other ailment can be healed. I posted this in the R and S section because I feel that the Western Cultures (who most believe in Christianity) don't want us to know about these cures. Why? Look at this in the perspective of the FDA, the American Cancer Society, or your local medical community. Natural cures are not pattenable, because they involve the power of the human mind, thus, the human mind cannot be sold. If the public knew that terminal disease can be healed through mind, no one would pay for expensive chemotherapy treatments or any type of medication, thus, we would put the medical community out of business. Doesn't that seem logical?

    Not convinced? A placebo effect is when a placebo (sugar pill, or anything that appears to not have any effect on an
    Illness, is administered to a patient. The patient, who believes he is given the proper treatment, takes the pill with the belief he will be healed. About 50% of the time, the pill works. A placebo injection works about 75% of the time. The people who don’t become healed through this method simply don’t believe they will be healed. It’s that simple.

    Still not convinced? Morris Goodman, featured in several inspirational films and speeches, healed himself back in the 80’s. He crashed an airplane, his diaphram was destroyed, his spine shattered, and he was told he was never going to walk again by so called “doctors”. The Christmas that same year, he walked out of the hospital, walking clumsly and breathing on his own. He credits this achievement through the power of his mind. I quote from his “The only thing I had to work with in the hospital was my mind, and once you have your mind, you can put things back together again.”
    Are you still not convinced?? Okay, well, the most convincing thing to me was my own experiences. I have healed myself from the imaginable. Your own experiences will take you to the next level, and your strong belief that you can do anything makes any person, a strong person. Play around with your mind. If you have an illness, look up mind power of the internet and get into it. Once you heal yourself, I hope you will announce this to other people, as I am doing to you.

    My mission is to inform others in life, so we may all serve God well and wholly.

    Want some sources? Here:

    http://skepdic.com/placebo.html
    http://www.themiracleman.org/
    http://www.themiracleman.org/index2.htm
    http://www.healingcancernaturally.com/

    Try looking up some sights for yourself through the web.
    Outlaw, tell me why.
    Demtri, show me the facts, because I've shown you.
    Mortgage, we are in the image and likeness of God, therefore we can heal ourselves.
    Shonuff, the point is not if they understand it, the point of the placebo is if they believe it will heal them. And I don't see any sources from you that gives these statistics.
    Well, no one has given me enough proof yet to discredit my question.
    wes, you have some truth, but the fact about the spine doesn't matter. He might have had surgery, but the doctors said he could never eat again...meaning, surgery would not help his swallowing reflex. He does eat now, (obviously), so that just proves my point once more. Any other people trying to disprove me?
    Paul, if you are going to use the word "anecdote" in a sentence, use it correctly. Anecdote is a personal account of something. If it was Morris Goodman's account of something (his perspective) than it can only be true to him. Thus, we need to learn how to make this same perspective true to us.
    Slycotto, so undergo your own healing! If you don't want to take evidence from someone else, do it yourself! Don't sit on you butt and say something's not true just because you are in a bad mood or nonsense of the like.
    Everyone, it is my best interest to help. If you don't want help, fine, stay brainwashed. It's not my problem. I'm just trying to help.

    It's evident that most Christians agree with my theory, and most atheists will oppose it.

    Just shows you how close-minded atheists are.
    Wood uncut, just because science can't prove it, doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Scientists have discovered a lot of things they said that didn't exist, and later found out that they did, or a form of it did. Same with vice versa. They say something exists, and years later, scientists find out that it didn't afterall.
    Paul, I like how you extracted my definition of antecdote from the main context. Good job of covering it up man, good job. I find you no different than a lot of other people in my life.

    • ANSWER:
      Spam.
      --------------------
      You wrote:
      "Still not convinced? Morris Goodman, featured in several inspirational films and speeches, healed himself back in the 80’s. He crashed an airplane, his diaphram was destroyed, his spine shattered, and he was told he was never going to walk again by so called “doctors”".

      Anecdotes are not evidence.

      Whenever you find yourself tempted to type "so called" in one of your posts, you should close down immediately, shut off the computer, and go do something else. The phrase "so called" is a guaranteed sign of an incoherent rant (others are "Wake up, America!!!", and "You can't prove it's NOT true!").

      You wrote:
      "Are you still not convinced?? Okay, well, the most convincing thing to me was my own experiences.".

      In short, you're closed-minded about this, and proud of it.
      ==================
      "Paul, if you are going to use the word "anecdote" in a sentence, use it correctly. Anecdote is a personal account of something."

      Which is exactly how I used it, kid. Just look at what I wrote (above).

      "It's evident that most Christians agree with my theory, and most atheists will oppose it. Just shows you how close-minded atheists are."

      LOL. Nope - saying so just further demonstrates your closed-mindedness about this. Repeating back my points is just feeble - a thin attempt to hide the fact that you don't have anything, and you're not willing to think about this.

  26. QUESTION:
    If viruses and natural disasters are acts of God, then explain this?
    If Aids, Viruses, Cancer, Natural Disasters are all acts of God... then please explain the following.

    A Christian can get cancer she or he can pray all she wants, but she will die if she is untreated by Science. This is a proven fact, it is unlikely that someone will survive Cancer without treatment; furthermore if it was a punishment, why did a Christian get it but not let's say a homosexual who hates God?

    Aids, people claim this was put into the world because of homosexuality. That is wrong, considering it kills more heterosexual blacks in Africa than homosexuals. Furthermore if this was a true act of punishment, why has Science allowed the average life survivability of it MORE than cancer! There is also a few cases were it has been cured completely via stem cells.

    Viruses & Infections. These are the little bastards that go inside your system and make you sick, if untreated most are in fact fatal. Our medical science however allows you to take antibiotic and you will live unharmed. The bacteria however will EVOLVE over time and become resistant to it. That's why they don't hand it out like candy!

    Natural Disasters: (There's a reason why they're called NATURAL disasters, not supernatural)
    A punishment for acts of sin, yet Christians and good people die inside these... so I don't understand your logic? Why would God kill innocent people if all he had to do was snap his fingers and kill the sinners instead?

    Oh wait, God created the cure for those! WRONG.

    Why would he make things and then also provide a cure hundreds of years later? Doesn't it make it's creation useless?
    It's not exactly intelligent design if he makes diseases and then allows cures to be made later, so why not include it at all?

    • ANSWER:
      Check out these links

      http://www.watchtower.org/e/20020608/article_01.htm

      http://www.watchtower.org/e/bh/article_11.htm

      http://www.watchtower.org/e/bh/article_09.htm

      I Hope it helps.

  27. QUESTION:
    I am currently ahead in time in the year 7054, so how is 2011 going for you guys?
    Damn man, it's so modern over here.

    Flying cars, telepathic communication, instant teleport, a cure for cancer/AIDS, natural plastic surgery, you name it ...

    Too bad all of you in 2011 don't have any of these right now, bummer!!!! ;D

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    Would you choose a natural death over "treatment"?
    I'm a 19 year old male diagnosed with ALL in July of 2007.

    Four years I've been on this shit, and it's been fours years of hell. I would of rather of died then gone through all of this but at the time I had no choice. My memory and concentration are FUBAR, steroids have messed up my adrenal system, and what for? So big pharma can market drugs that "cure" us? Yeah, ONLY IF THEY DON'T KILL US OR GIVE US CANCER A SECOND TIME.

    I'm quitting my chemo early just to spite them, that I actually had a choice during this whole ordeal. Look, I know there are two ways to look at the situation, I can be glad I'm "living" or I can be pissed off about it. I don't see how anyone who has gone through chemotherapy and experienced the side effects can really be happy knowing the drugs we inject into people do more harm than good, and how a select few profit from this. Anyone who doesn't see how insane it is really needs to look closer. I really believe if a cure was found it would not be released to the public, seeing as how 5% of scientific research is independent now. The more people that are sick, the better, because THEY MAKE MORE MONEY.

    They aren't making any more off of me, fuck them.

    I guess my question is, to people who haven't been subjected to it, why would you choose chemo over dying a natural death? Cancer survivors are free to chime in and play the "your just angry" card.

    • ANSWER:
      Your anger has perhaps clouded your judgment. You if anyone should know that any drug company which finds a chemotherapy agent that might help to cure anyone with ALL would market that drug as soon as possible to make more money. They would not hide it for an instant if they could get FDA approval to sell it. The same goes with a drug for any of the many other types of leukemia or any of the 200 plus different types of solid tumor malignancies we see. There can never be one effective "cure all" for all the different disease lumped under the general term "cancer." It's like asking for one drug that cures every type of infection known to man - and no sane person of even moderate intelligence expects that to be possible.
      - - -
      Trying to put myself into the patient's shoes - with the experience of watching over 2000 of my own patients die from advanced, incurable malignancies - I don't think I would ever want a "natural" death with no drugs at all. I would want to go out on opiates at whatever dose was required for comfort.
      The choice of when to stop chemotherapy is an individual one. I spent much of my time trying to talk people out of taking further chemotherapy when I thought we had reached the point of clearly doing far more harm than good. Most people would not stop trying with chemotherapy even when I explained honestly that there was no real likelihood of a cure.
      - - - -
      I don't blame you for being angry. You got a raw deal that you did nothing to deserve.
      Drug companies do make far too much money in my opinion.
      Health insurance companies make fortunes and care for no sick people at all.
      Many oncologists work long hours for less pay than most people think.
      If a doctor accepts all of the non-pay, no insurance people - they do a great deal of free care.
      I figure 50% of the time I put into caring for my cancer and leukemia patients was free care.
      You never see health insurance people doing anything for free.
      In my day - the 1980s and 90s - drug companies would supply no free drugs for people who could not pay. I not only managed patient care without being paid, but I also wound up paying for the chemotherapy drugs we gave in my office. Not all of us get rich trying to help people like you.

  29. QUESTION:
    What if death is really just the beginning and cancer and disease are just the bridges to a better existance?
    Medical science is amazing and I am so grateful when it helps to heal me or a loved one. But on a deeper, more philosophical level, what if cancer and other diseases are the natural bridge to death where there awaits a fuller existence? Since no one knows what happens when we die, maybe death is actually the better place to be. Maybe all of the effort which goes into finding cures for diseases and in extending our lives is really just keeping us from a more enlightened experience. Has anyone out there thought of this?

    • ANSWER:
      A woman who worked at an abortion clinic asked God, "if you truly love us so much, if life really does have so much meaning then why all the suffering in this world? Why dont you send us a cure for cancer and all the other heinous diseases of this mortal life?"

      God answered, "I did, but you killed him"

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  31. QUESTION:
    Do RAW FOODIST ever get sick/ill??
    Sounds like a silly question I know. HOWEVER, so many people start a raw food diet to improve their health, or as natural cure to an illness/cancer.
    It seems that Raw food is healing the sick. But once on the diet, can a raw foodist become sick with things like the common cold, flu, cancers, etc..? Or since the raw foodist eat healthy all the time, are they immune from illness?

    1)Has any raw foodist(reading this question) become ill/sick with anything. Especially cancers??

    Just curious. I’m hopeing to start a raw food diet. And with all the health benefits people are telling me. I have this fantasy that I’ll be healthy for the rest of my raw food life, and I’ll literally never get sick with anything… is this possible – is perfect health for ever unrealistic - should I not get my hopes up??

    Thanks in advance to all those who take the time to humor this question (^_^)

    OKAY I don't really mean *perfect health for the rest of my life*. I know it's always a chance of getting ill. But could I become ill from something serious -- that my body could not heal on it own - while on a raw food diet.
    ______-_____

    Maybe, maybe not ***lo_mcg***. As I stated in my comment I know a few people that had serious illness - one being cancer and raw food along help them in their recovery to being cancer free -- would they have been cured without the diet? I can't say for sure -- but they went on the diet and had a recovery.

    And there are reports out that show certain foods increase your risk for certain cancers. So the foods we eat play a major role. But thanks anyway.

    • ANSWER:
      If you start a raw foods diet you will become a super hero. True story. This one time, this guy ate some raw spinach. Do you know who that man was? POPEYE! This other time, this other guy ate some raw carrots. Today we know that man as Superman. Raw foods make you invincible, obviously. My leg fell off last week and the doctors said they couldn't fix it, but I just ate a raw onion and the magic raw food fairies flew threw the window and sowed me up good-as-new. But remember to say Beetlejuice three times and draw a chalk door or they won't show up. Also, raw food will make you happy like Smilin' Bob in the Enzyte commercials... true story. I wouldn't lie to you. Raw foods can also slice, dice, even make julienne fries. All for the low, low price of a little misdirection and lack of common sense.

  32. QUESTION:
    Why does God allow pain?
    -Why did God create us (Adam & Eve) knowingly that we’d “sin” (or giving us “free-will” seems to be the latest reason) only to send us to a fire of eternal Hell?
    -If God created Satan as an Angel, knowingly he’d turn in Satan, then why did God even create Satan?
    -Why does God allow so much pain and suffering in this world (murder, torture, rape, kidnapping, terrorism, death of a child, natural disasters, cancer, autism, and the list goes on…)
    -Why is God so silent and make it so difficult to believe in him and tell us in the bible that “if we don’t believe in Him, we will go to Hell”? Why doesn’t he talk to us through a burning bush as he did with Moses in the first testament?
    -How can someone (Jonah) survive in the belly of a whale?
    -How can someone (Jesus) possibly part a sea or walk on water?
    -Why did Jesus have to be tortured and die on the cross for our sins? Would you do that to YOUR son?
    -How did people live to be 900+ years old in the bible?
    -Why aren’t dinosaurs mentioned in the bible?
    -How can someone or something “always” exist?
    -Why do we have to pray for good things to happen (a cure for cancer, a cure for autism, no more terrorism, for a loved one to survive, for a child abduction to have a happy ending, a healthy newborn, our men and women at war, peace on Earth, etc.?
    -I still don’t understand the trinity (God, Son, Holy Ghost/Spirit). Why does a “Holy Spirit” have to translate our prayers to God?
    -In the bible, they mention (on multiple occasions) that the world is flat (the Heavens are up and Hell is down). Didn’t God know he made Earth as a sphere? (Not to mentioning all of the many other suns and moons and planets out there.
    -Why aren’t other races mentioned in the bible? (Blacks, Asians, Whites, etc.)
    -Why do some people still believe in a God after Science has made so many new discoveries?
    -Are people who are raised in religious homes hold onto a god just because they are afraid of no life after death (a “perfect world” such as a heaven)…or afraid of going to a hell?... or want to hold onto a loved one who has passed away and wants to believe so desperately that they are somehow still “alive”?
    -Why do some religions believe that you have to “Christen” a baby for the baby to go to Heaven? If a heaven existed, then wouldn’t ALL babies go to “heaven” since all babies are innocent?
    -I didn’t even learn about a “God” until the age of 22. So, if I had died in a car accident before learning about a God (before 22) would God have sent me to Hell for never knowing or understanding the bible/sin/heaven/hell/ect.? What about all of the people and tribes in the backwoods of Africa who don’t know about the bible? Would they go to Hell just for never knowing? This goes back to one of my first questions… Why is God so silent?

    Note: I was born in a non-religious home. I am a good person and a good citizen. I married a wonderful Christian man 8 years ago. Over the past 8+ years, I have read the bible front to back. Now I have all of these crazy questions! Can someone help me with these questions?

    I can’t say that I’m a believer, nor can I say that I’m an atheist. I am in a current state of confusion, perhaps Agnostic. I really do WANT to believe in a God (hence all the questions) but deep in my heart, I’m not too sure. I’d be lying if I say I did, 100%, without a single doubt =( I have two children, ages 5 & 6, and they are starting to ask questions that I don’t know the answers to.

    SERIOUS answers only please as these are very serious questions.

    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      I understand how you feel! I will try to either answer the questions here and/or attach a link. I also recommend the book The Bible has the Answer by Henry Morris and Martin Clark and the website www.creation.com. Here we go!

      1. Have you ever read the children's book, Because I Love You? It is symbolic of how God does give us free will. God, of course, loves us more than anyone in the world! He wants us to love Him back, but He does not make us. He lets us choose whether or not to obey Him. If He forced us to love Him, it would be like someone in the Harry Potter books giving a love potion. It's not real! And God doesn't want anyone to go to hell! Hell is a terrible place where you are separated from God, Who is the source of all goodness. But people refuse to love God don't want to be with Him - so actually they are getting what they want and will be happier there!

      2. The book I recommended above says, "God did not create Satan as an evil being. However, the angels, like man, were created as free spirits, not as unthinking machines. They were fully able to reject God's will if they should choose to do so." God has allowed Satan to run free for a short while. Remember that out of eternity, a few thousand years is nothing! Satan, with the demons who follow him, will be thrown into the lake of fire at the end of time.

      3. Go to the website recommended on top, click on "Topics," and then go to the link "Death and Suffering Questions and Answers"

      4. http://delveintojesus.com/articles/32/If-God-Exists,-Why-Doesnt-He-Just-Reveal-Himself.aspx

      5. http://creation.com/jonah-and-the-great-fish

      6. Jesus is God! He created the laws of nature and holds them together. God is omnipotent, and He can do anything.

      7. Go to the website recommended on top, click on "Topics," and scroll down to Jesus Christ Questions and Answers.

      8. Very interesting! http://creation.com/living-for-900-years

      9. They are, actually! http://creation.com/dinosaur-questions-and-answers

      10. http://creation.com/the-power-of-please-and-thank-you

      11. Go to the website listed on top, click on "Topics," and scroll down to "God Questions and Answers"

      12. The Bible does not support a flat earth! http://creation.com/countering-the-critics-questions-and-answers - scroll down to the section "Does the Bible really teach a flat earth?"

      13. We are all descendents of Adam and Eve. The 'races' are from variations in genetics.
      http://creation.com/images/pdfs/cabook/chapter18.pdf

      14. Science confirms the Bible! See the website I recommended on top.

      15. The question here basically states why people believe there is a god. See the link in number 11.

      16. http://www.gotquestions.org/age-of-accountability.html

      17. http://www.eeinternational.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=31955

      Remember the story in the Bible where Jesus walked on the water towards the disciples. Peter got out of the boat and started walking towards Jesus, but soon began to doubt and started to sink. But what happened? He called out to Jesus and Jesus caught him! Doubts don't drive Jesus away. Jude 1:22 say, "Have mercy on those who doubt." Every Christian has experienced doubts before. But when you find the answer, your faith becomes even stronger than it was before!

      Again, I highly recommend the resources on top, and also The Christian Answers Network. They have helped me a lot.

      Pray to God that He will show you answers.

      I am praying for you. God bless.

  33. QUESTION:
    If you had the power to cure all sexually transmitted diseases, who you do it?
    Consider this quote:

    …the Christian Right is distorting the government’s relationship to science. One example is that we now have a vaccine for the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, which causes cervical cancer, of which 5000 women die every year in the US. The vaccine, which can be given to girls at age 11 or 12, is safe and effective. Yet evangelical Christians at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention – political appointees – have argued that we should not use this vaccine, because it will remove one of the natural deterrents to premarital sex. Reginald Finger, who’s on the immunization advisory committee of the CDC, has said that even if we had a vaccine against HIV, he would have to think long and hard about whether to use it, because it might encourage premarital sex.

    If you worked at the CDC, would you promote the vaccines? Suppose we had cures for ALL STDs, as well as safe, reliable birth control. Would this change your views on premarital sex?
    The quote is from an interview with philosopher Sam Harris in the September 2006 issue of The Sun. He made this statement while referring to an article by Michael Specter in the New Yorker.

    Link to the New Yorker article by Michael Specter:

    http://www.michaelspecter.com/ny/2006/2006_03_13_bush.html
    Ooopsss...the "who" in my question was supposed to be "would" so it should have read: If you had the power to cure all sexually transmitted diseases, would you do it?
    Ebemdpa: Your response reminds me of a joke I once heard. A town was flooding and trucks arrived to help people evacuate. One family refused to leave, saying that God would help them. As the flood waters rose higher and higher, the family climbed up on their roof and prayed for God to save them. A coast guard boat arrived. The family refused their help, saying that they had faith that God would save them. The flood waters kept rising and soon a helicopter arrived and lowered a ladder, but the family refused to climb because they were still convinced that God would save them. Eventually they drowned and went to heaven. They were curious and asked God: Our heavenly Father, why did you forsake us? We prayed and prayed, but you let us drown. God shrugged His shoulders and said: “I sent a truck, a boat, and a helicopter. What more do you want?”

    • ANSWER:
      I am a strong proponent of giving people the choice to have open, healthy sexual relationships, and therefore I believe that making both the vaccinations and birth control available is an important step towards a more healthy societal attitude towards sex and sexuality. The "economics of scarcity" that surround sex are, imnsho, completely unhealthy and ridiculous.

  34. QUESTION:
    Do you trust and/or believe everything u see and hear from the news/media?
    Some people are too gullible and arrogant. Here are a few facts based on what i know at the moment There is a natural cures for EVERY single disease out there, but natural herbs or remedies cannot be patened therefore no money can be made off them so they are debunked and suppressed by the pharmaceutical industry controlled news/ media. If a disease was to be cured they could no loner make any more money by selling all these ineffective medicines that simply supress the symptoms with side effects that worsen the condition of ones health. The sun doesn't cause skin cancer- SPF sunblock lotions have cancer causing agents, Vitamin E from the sun actually helps prevent it. We are not running out of oil, thats just a gimmick to raise prices on any products that utilize the use of it, it was used in the early 1980's just to raise gas prices. FDA? wonder why foods and drugs are under one single branch when theyre obviously 2 very different things. What are you eating? Make sense? thatsnot all

    • ANSWER:
      It’s all a conspiracy.

  35. QUESTION:
    Equality to animals: description is long, but doesn't take more than a few minutes to read - What do you think?
    I believe humans are equal with all animals, if not, below them.

    Oh, you want reasons? You say God says that humans are, in fact, above animals? I'm a Christian, and I don't believe that at all. Now, in intellect, maybe. Then again, I'm sure there are some animals out there who are perfectly capable of passing us in the "intelligence rank".

    Anyway, I'm not talking about in intelligence. I'm talking about worth. How are we more important than them? I really can't think of a reason. Not too long ago, it's been proven that we are the cause of Global Warming. This is going to cause thousands of species to be extinct. Of both animals AND plants. Species we may actually learn from. Find cures, new foods (and I'm talking about fruits and vegetables, not animals), maybe even something that will show us the way out of Global Warming.
    You never know.
    And animals shouldn't be just to eat. Sure, I love chicken and hamburgers! But that's normal. The chicken and cow population isn't declining because of that. And anyway, animals eat other animals, right? And aren't humans just a complicated form of animal? Well, that's what I think anyway.

    And no matter what anyone says, I know for a FACT that animals have feelings and emotions. They have a heart and a brain, they're just as capable as having emotions as we are. And they can reason to an extent. Maybe if we really put time into teaching them what we know, they can reason just as well as we can. Dolphins, Elephants, Wolves, Dogs, Cats... they're all very smart. But there are too many people who think animals are inferior to humans to try any of that. It's a shame. And don't tell me that Oh, it's been tried before. I know it has. But there IS research going on right now, as we speak, with the testing of animal intelligence (mainly with dolphins and monkeys). And they're finding that, slowly but surely, they're learning everything humans can. We've deprived them of that for a long time. But now that people are actually trying, their brains have evolved more and they're able to somewhat communicate with us. If we learn to communicate, and we teach them what WE know, we could band together to stop all this. Imagine dolphins cleaning up the pollution in ocean waters! Or carnivorous animals becoming herbivores, allowing other species to thrive. Now that's a perfect world.

    A lot of people look at animals as 'just food', or means of enjoyment (pets). I know plenty of people who don't take care of their pets very well. And I think if you're not going to care for that animal properly, don't get a pet at all.

    I have 2 gerbils, and they're both as happy as can be. I clean their cage at least once a week, or when it gets smelly. Me and my sister also take them out for exercise and play with them everyday. They get all the love and care needed. And everyone I know sees that.

    Animals keep this world in balance, and humans unbalance it. The overall animal population is rapidly declining, and soon there won't be enough animals to KEEP this world balanced. Humans are causing the "death" of the Earth.

    Oh, by the way, I just thought you'd like to know: in all, between 3 and 6 million people around the world die each year. From everything, I mean. The war, heart disease, cancer, natural death, etc. And in U.S. laboratories alone, over 70 million animals die due to animal testing. That's because of things like make-up. Just take time to think about it, ok?

    I don't believe everything the Bible says. I just believe that their is a loving, caring God out there. And that their was a Jesus Christ. Who did give his life for us. But, for example, the saying in the Bible that I believe says: "Do not lean on your own understanding, but look to God" or something of that nature, I believe is totally bogus. Why would I not use my mind?

    I may only be 14 years old, but I do believe I have a great understanding of the world around me. Most obviously greater than that of some people. Go ahead, say how naive I am. I might be wrong. But you may wanna think about all this before you do say anything negative. Who knows? I may be right. What do YOU think?

    This is not just a "kiddy" conversation. Most " little kids" (or what I assume to be 'kids' = under 11 yrs) wouldn't understand this.

    And I'm not saying I understand everything. I'm just saying that I know what's right and wrong, and that I understand animals, unlike some people.
    Randolpho- Oh, no, of course not. I used to have a friend like that. He tried to make everyone believe what he did. I went through it, it was annoying, and I'd NEVER do that to anyone. (unless someone challenged me to, or said animals are absolutely worthless unless you're talking about food)
    a h - You're absolutely arrogant. I do not, as you say "beat my gerbils". Properly caring for them is not beating them. They like to be taken out. They get excited when they see us coming in the room, and run to the door of their cage. Obvoiusly, they like us. We are not, as you say, "beating them". Therefore, I cannot answer that so-called simple yes or no question, because I never "beat" my gerbils to begin with. I love them.
    Ok, well then. xD

    I get it, but still. You shouldn't be toying with peoples reactions like that. Anyway, I gtg. Cousins birthday! =3

    • ANSWER:
      I love you outlook and you are obviously a very caring person.But you are misguided and I hope you don't push your ideas on people around you or you will alienate yourself.

  36. QUESTION:
    More women die of lung cancer or heart disease than breast cancer?
    So, why do they focus so much in those pink ribbons and breast cancer when the other diseases kill more women? I just think all these cancer awareness is just full of it. The are just looking for cure but not prevention when we know cancer is 5-10% passed in our genes the rest is natural cause.

    And we know our foods have something to do.

    • ANSWER:
      IDK but I do wish more attention would come to heart disease and lung disease. I am 33 5 ft 9 in tall 135 pounds. Eat healthy and excercise and I had a heart attack at age 29 and I now have COPD and have never smoked a day in my life. I know one of these 2 things will kill mme and it stinks cause I take very good care of myself.

  37. QUESTION:
    Do you trust the FDA? Do you think that prescription drugs are all about the $$$?
    Hi:) How do you feel about herbal remedies for curing disease? And sense Oregano Oil which is a natural antibiotic has been proven to kill bacteria, viruses, and absolutely destroys yeast, why won't the medical industry at least look into it? There are scientists all over the world who have proven that oregano oil KILLS GERMS! One doctor in Turkey said it cured one of his patients of Cancer! This is a medical breakthrough that was broken thousands of years ago! The Greeks and Egyptians used it to cure disease. The Oil was even used to sterilize instruments before surgery! Fact is: Oregan Oil works! And I dunno why the FDA or the medical industry won't at least experiement and see for themselves. Antibiotics such as penicillin only work for a short time. Bacteria can mutate against antibiotics and make themselves more resistant to it. But it has been said that Oregano Oil kills even the most resistant bacteria! If this is greed, then I'm ashamed of my country.

    • ANSWER:
      I trust the FDA about as far as I can throw them, which isn't far! The prices of prescription meds are out of hand.

      I have a chronic autoimmune disease. My immune system is pretty much shot to sh!t. One of the "joys" of that (yes I am being sarcastic) is recurrent yeast infections. It was a never-ending cycle; I'd get an infection, to to the gyno, get treated for it, and as soon as treatment stopped it would come back.

      Then I looked into taking a probiotic called acidophilus. I take two capsules per day of the live strains and I haven't had a yeast infection in months!

      This is what I take:
      http://naturesway.com/NaturesWay/productDetail.aspx?productid=6800

      I think it's really smart to take herbal remedies instead of traditional Western medicine when someone can. Like traditional meds, they won't all work for everyone. It's more of a trial and error thing, and I wouldn't do it without talking to my doctor first. Lucky I have a kindly old doctor who studied under Deepak Chopra, so he's open- minded to a lot of different things.

  38. QUESTION:
    I have cancer in my colon?
    Hi, I am 17, and have been diagnosed with a carcenoid tumor in the right lower colon, and I feel so weird. It has been almost a month from the diagnosis. I have been going through a more natural, alternative treatment with black seed oil (nigella sativa) because I am all against "cures" that end up oing more damage then the cancer itself. I see life differently and now wanted to share. From a cancer patents perspective. I have hope to live obvs. because this treatment is working, not much pain left after I started and my bowel is back to normal, I feel great.

    I get angry at some things now. Firstly the "Cancer Runs".... I get so pissed off when people RUN for cancer cure...WTF? If you people really want to help cure cancer, then go to universit, get a degree in medical research and DO SOMETHING. These useless runs for raising money are pointless. You don't even know where it is going. All this funding and no cure... I am going into genetics next year in university and plan to actually get into cancer research and ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING TO FIND A CURE.

    I also see time wasting activities differently. Don't waste time people.
    The cancer run rant (sorry) was my key point. STOP ruselessly running and start DOING SOMETHING WORLD. tHE CURRENT main stream therapies for cancer do more damage then good. We gotta get to the root of the issue, not give money to research CEOs. There is most likely a cure for this illness, I have a feeling these CEOs in pharma..simply will not profit from it. Your ideas of these "Runs"?
    I AM NOT LYING I DOO HAVE CANCER YOU IDIOTS.that is why im pissed off that we afre looking for a cure for the past 50 years and NOTHING...bullshit is this? Im at risk of dying at 18 because of some greedy scumbags

    • ANSWER:
      If you have a problem with the runs just say so.
      Making up stories about you having cancer only give you zero credibility.
      I think lying about having cancer is far worse that raising money for a cure

  39. QUESTION:
    Do you guys agree with my theory?
    I think every disease and illness known to man, has a cure. Including HIV/AIDS and cancer. Every ailment has an opposite right? Just like every villian has a weakness. I thoroughly believe, that there is something out there to cure everything. I mean, this world is too big to NOT have something you know? I'm starting to get into homeopathy, and using Natural cures for everything. I mean, when all of us were born, we were immediately drugged and vaccine with so much crap. We all have so many drugs in our systems. How did people back in Cleopatra's day survive such ailments? They had to have something right? Do you guys agree?
    I know HIV/AIDS wasn't around in Cleopatra's day, but I'm saying, their ailments, they took care of it didn't they. I was at the zoo the other day, and I went into the Lied Jungle, and I saw this REALLY cool wall of things made out of things in the rain forests. Medicines all came from cool plants and flowers, and even some sappy material from trees can make things like golf balls, it's so interesting!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I agree that there could be a cure for every disease, or should I say I really hope there is a cure out there, but it's just that we haven't found it yet.

  40. QUESTION:
    Why does God cure cancer far more often than amputations?
    I often hear cancer used as an example during discussions on miracles.

    "I know it was a miracle because my doctor said I had six months to live . . . and that was four years ago!" (This is a logical fallacy known as 'argument from authority')

    Why do these people ignore the fact that cancer is something that people overcome often by natural means that are understood by science?

    I never hear, "I know it was a miracle because my doctor said he couldn't salvage my legs and that I would never walk again . . . but here I am with my own two legs grown back!" Fact is, the only people curing 'I've-got-no-legs-syndrome' are medical professionals who develop artificial limbs.

    Do amputees lack faith by default? Are they less deserving of a medical miracle than cancer patients (who often contributed to their own cancer with poor habits)?

    Also, why do people thank God for fortuitous medical occurrences and survival of circumstances that most often kill people when God could have prevented them from happening in the first place? I mean, how many Christians pray for God's protection for themselves and family on a regular basis?

    I recall my adoptive mother, who has needed a liver transplant, a total hip replacement, a steel rod in her spine, dialysis, and a kidney transplant, praising God for her new kidney. It struck me as odd that she never mentioned the fact that God, according to her belief that she was 'nit together in [her] mother's womb' by God, is logically responsible for all of the medical problems, which are genetic, that she has endured with great suffering.

    • ANSWER:
      All "miracles" are ambiguous, except the ones in the bible.

      Quite the coincidence.

  41. QUESTION:
    How to cure fecal incontinence?
    If you're easily grossed out or don't care to hear about someone's bowel movements, don't read on! I know it's stupid to get medical advice online, but I'd like to hear if there are any homeopathic or natural cures that may relieve the problem before I head to a doctor.

    I am an 18 year old white female, 5'7" tall weighing 115 lbs.

    Background: My family has a history of colo-rectal cancer, but I doubt that is the problem in this case given my age and complaints.

    From 13-17 years old I struggled with eating disorders, alternating between anorexia and bulimia. (Depending on if my parents were around or not. Anorexia when no one was watching me, bulimia when the family was around. My mother was gone on long business trips and my father worked the night shift, so there were times when I would be mostly alone for several weeks.) My main form of bulimia was laxative abuse - I would take 3-5 times the prescribed dosage on a mostly empty stomach, not only because I liked the way it felt but because it also relieved me of a lot of my water content as well. My weight ranged from 98 - 115 lbs. My laxative use tapered off between 16 and 17 and I completely stopped by my 17th birthday.

    I'm not stating this for attention or because I want help to stop - as I said, I'm done with it. This is important because it relates to my current problem.

    About a month ago I noticed that I was having trouble passing bowel movements and that I often felt that I had not completely voided. My movements were very liquid even if I hadn't drank much during the day. (Since my laxative abuse, I have always alternated between diarrhea and constipation, relatively normal for a former bulimic from what I've read. So I was less concerned about the diarrhea and more concerned that there were no longer many solid movements.) At times when I wipe after a movement there is a thick, creamy white mucus. My rectum itches regularly - something that has never happened to me before.

    My movements are sometimes painful, and I regularly (one or twice every two days) get a sharp, stabbing pain in the middle of the right side of my abdomen - as if someone were poking me with a live wire. I also have lower back cramps - this has never been a problem before and I've always had a very sturdy, flexible back so I'm a bit concerned about that.

    The worst and most embarrassing part, however, is the fecal incontinence. To see how bad it was, I wore a pad on a non-period day. I hadn't had a bowel movement all day, and when I checked at night the pad was completely tan-brown. It's very embarrassing to smell like you shit yourself when you haven't, so much so that I am often too embarrassed to go to class. I try to mask the smell with perfumes, powders, and colognes, but my self-esteem has really taken a hit from the whole thing.

    Finally, I have recently noticed that I am constantly exhausted and running a low-grade fever. Even if I have slept a regular night for me (8-9) hours and have remained on a regular sleep schedule for several days (closing off the possibility of sleep debt), I am still fatigued and feel the need to nap during the day. At times, even after eating regularly (something that can still be a struggle for me at times), I feel faint and dizzy. Fortunately I haven't passed out or anything, but it makes concentration or stamina for a normal day very difficult.

    I'd like to know if anyone has ideas for what exactly could be the problem (other than Revenge of the Bulimic Body), and if there are any lifestyle changes, homeopathic cures, or just simple remedies that I could undertake to help this. Also helpful would be questions or things to present to my doctor when I do go.

    Thanks much! Sorry for the obnoxious explicit detail.

    • ANSWER:
      it is doubtful that this is stemming from post-bulimia. anytime you have a fever, its your body telling you that you are fight off an infection. you need to see the doctor ASAP! you could have crones disease or something worse. please see a doctor asap. the fever, fatigue, cramps, bad bowel situations...this sounds serious. Please see a doctor ASAP, life is too short. don;t keep putting this off. please write back to say how you are doing after you see the doctor. good luck!!!

  42. QUESTION:
    Are cancer fundraisers fake?
    Okay so my mom says that all cancer fundraisers are fake, like breast cancer or leukemia fundraisers. My mom is a health freak hippie and she told me that there already is a cure for this but doctors won't release it because the cure is natural and all doctors take an oath before they become a doctor that they will only use drugs to cure people or any other natural things. So if this is true then are fundraiser just another way for the government to get money from us?
    I'm not looking for an answer that tells me that i'm wrong i just want opinions, and your thoughts on this.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no magic 'natural' cure, your mum is mistaken. The fundraisers raise money for the charity not the government.
      However there will always be some fraudsters out there who say they are collecting for charity & just keep the cash for themselves.

  43. QUESTION:
    Can't "Natural Healing" and "Medical Science" work together?
    This case is heart breaking...

    A 13-year-old Minnesota boy whose family has rejected chemotherapy to treat his cancer is near Los Angeles, California, with his mother, and the pair may be planning to travel to Mexico, authorities said Thursday.

    Brown County, Minnesota, Sheriff Rich Offmann cited "reliable information" in making the announcement to reporters, adding that Colleen Hauser may be seeking treatment for her son's lymphoma in Mexico, just south of San Diego, California.

    Daniel's symptoms of persistent cough, fatigue and swollen lymph nodes were diagnosed in January as Hodgkins lymphoma.In February, the cancer responded well to an initial round of chemotherapy, but the treatment's side-effects concerned the boy's parents, who chose not to pursue further chemo and instead solicited other medical opinions.

    Court documents show that the doctors estimated the boy's chance of five-year remission with more chemotherapy and possibly radiation at 80 percent to 95 percent.

    But the family rejected standard treatment, opting instead for a holistic medical treatment based on Native American healing practices called Nemenhah.In a written statement issued last week, an attorney for the parents said they "believe that the injection of chemotherapy into Danny Hauser amounts to an assault upon his body, and torture when it occurs over a long period of time."

    Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN chief medical correspondent, said he had no doubts about what to do."My advice would be to treat him, without question," he said. "He has a very, very good chance of surviving, being cured and never having to deal with this again. As a doctor, as a fellow citizen, I would say he should be treated."

    But Zwakman told CNN's "American Morning" program Thursday that he knows five people who have been cured with natural healing.

    Mankato, Minnesota, lawyer Calvin P. Johnson, who identified himself as the Hauser family's attorney, has declined interviews but issued a statement "by way of clarification and hopefully to aid your understanding of the procedural nuances in the Danny Hauser case."

    The statement listed 12 points. Among them:
    The first and foremost important principle is: It is a violation of spiritual law to invade the consciousness of another without their consent.
    This is a case of Love vs. Power. Love gives. Power takes. The state does not have a right to take.
    A parent's love and affection is a positive social right we all share.
    The court compelled Colleen Hauser to make a decision between three chemotherapy providers. Apparently, she didn't like the list.
    The court was forcing her to decide. The decision for treatment cannot be forced.

    Anthony and Colleen Hauser share Danny's viewpoint: They do not approve of chemotherapy. Under the circumstances of this case, chemotherapy constitutes assault and torture when given to a young man who believes that it will kill him.
    Edit: Don't vilify the parents without stepping into their shoes. This is NOT about their beliefs or faith. Its more about them not wanting to 'torture' their boy with chemo. Yes, i know chemo is life-saving..i have good friends & family too, still with us today thanks to Chemo...
    My Q is simple...can't people such as these who are scared of chemo be counselled & led into it gently with the help of 'natural healing' methods??

    By "Natural Healing" i mean any sort of faith or spiritual belief that will help ease their fear...

    Here in India, we have yoga...i know many many clinics that treat supposedly terminal ill patients with new age medicine but hand-in-hand with yoga...which helps tremendously.

    • ANSWER:
      Faith, Natural healing &Medical science do sometimes work together but if medical science think that you have a better chance of survival rate using chemo they would rather you take that route, and if this case goes to court and it is proved that this lad has a better survival rate with chemo the courts will be in favour of this,and if their is no chance of survival then the parents will be left to seek alternative medicine. I do agree that chemo is very gruelling on the body but the drugs are getting better and better and more help is available in coping with the side effects from the chemo. read through this link Faith and you will see that Nemenhah group’s leader, Phillip Landis, has been convicted of fraud.

  44. QUESTION:
    Why do so many people believe 'natural medicine' will cure them?
    My dad is a doctor and he tells me all the time (without naming people) stories of people trying 'natural' teas and leaves for diseases like cancer. Then, at the last minuet end - up in the emergency room with their families but my dad can't do anything because A) they.re too close to death, or B) the won.t give consent for the surgery/medication administration because they are brain washed into believing that they'll be saved by their 'magical' medicine.

    My dad tells me how heart breaking it is when he can't help a person on the brink of death....

    Why are so many people 'brain washed' into thinking that they'll magically be cured by these 'natural medicines'

    (I know my opinion is bias)

    Brayden. 15. London

    Please don.t rant about your medicien...i.m closed minded. lol. jk. I won.t change my opinion, but I want to hear other opinions

    Health care is free where i live

    • ANSWER:
      People want to believe in "magic"; somehow convinced that Drs. hide cures to profit from them.

  45. QUESTION:
    How is it that people can comment on things they obviously know nothing about?
    To quackwatch and your comment on the vitamin B17. You need to do some serious reading and learning without cynicism before you make comments like that. There are cures for cancer by the way, natural ones. If you don't believe that your body can heal itself though the right approach to nutrition, you know nothing. Do some research on Dr Johanna Budwig, who through her years of research and testiing has developed a proven cancer cure, and it has done wonders for me healthwise. It's not right for you to cut off vulnerable peoples options with negative comments before you know what you are talking about. Dr Ernst Theodore Krebs Jr and his father are widely recognised as the pioneers of Vitamin B17. How do you think all the other vitamins were discovered, such as Vit C and the cure of scurvy. Raw liver and the cure of pellagra? Vitamin B12 contains cyanide in the form of cyanocobalamin. Vit B17 in its natural food form, e.g. apple seeds, apricot seeds, etc is the best way to get it, and it is not toxic. Cyanide derived in it pure form is what is poisonous. One wouldn't be able to eat enough of the food form in a week to end up having toxic doses. So go, and become educated instead of spreading half baked truths.

    • ANSWER:
      It's all bullshit, sorry. I personally know a woman who was just about on her deathbed with several inoperable cancerous brain tumors. She couldn't speak, walk, nor feed herself. Her husband bought the very expensive water ionizer, followed budwig diet to the letter also. Last time I saw them, she was feeding herself and speaking a little. He attributed all this to the diet and water. He said her last scan showed only scar tissue, no tumors. He also stated she underwent chemo and radiation that he swore didn't work. I just heard a couple weeks ago, her tumors are back so aggressively now that she's bedridden. She can't even function herself now. The ONLY thing that bought her more time was the chemo and radiation! If the other "treatments" cured her cancer, she'd be up dancing around by now, not back on her deathbed.
      BTW, B17 and B15 are made up vitamins. Doesn't exist, sorry. I take it you haven't had cancer?

      "Dr." Krebs has no doctoral degree on any level. He also was expelled from his first college after flunking his freshman year and had to retake it. Also after flunking out of his sophomore year was kicked out. He also failed sciences classes at 5 more colleges, but finally got a bachelor of arts degree. Yeah, he was a great dr.

      edited my B15 and B17 comment.

  46. QUESTION:
    If the government had to pay for all of our health bills would we be healthier?
    If the government had to pay for all of our health bills would we be healthier?
    Sure it would be a huge investment at first but the government would be looking for cures and cheap remedies to fix our problems to make us healthy again, thus saving them lots of money.

    Like if they released DCA (sodium dichloroacetate - the cancer cure) to the public, they would have a society of healthy people instead of sick people. It seems that our health really isn't in the government's best interests. I just keep thinking about the children who have to go in for that expensive chemotherapy when they could take DCA which is all natural and has no side effects. They can't patent it because it is all natural. And it's cheap to make. They wouldn't make a profit off of it. Is the government and the Health Care system really that greedy?

    • ANSWER:
      yes! this makes more sense

  47. QUESTION:
    :Cure For Cancer:?
    So what exactly are they doing to find the Cure?

    Heres my thought. Of all the natural Compounds, Chemicals, Minerals, Poisons.. That occure naturally on earth.
    NONE of them can be administered to the human body safely taht has a negative effect on cancer cells?

    That seems unlikely.
    More likely, they havent found it yet.

    So, My thought.
    What about daddy long legs?

    They have the most potent poison per volume out of any creature, Yet they are completely unable to use it.
    Have they tried that?

    I dont nessacrally believe in a God, However,

    If Daddy Longleg venom is the cure for cancer, then I will devote my entire life to the God.

    Can you imagine.
    That would be uncomfortably interesting.

    Seriously tho.

    What are we missing.?
    I just did alil research, and it appears that the daddy long leg myth, is just that..

    hmph, always thougt that there was fact to that.

    • ANSWER:
      As I believe in God, I will be coming from a different thought process than you. Here's the deal with cancer:

      Cancer is a mix-up in cell growth. They,in the beginning, resemble the normal cells of whatever organ, etc they are ransacking. This is why we don't catch it until late often, because the cell becomes more and more unlike the cells of the body with each generation.

      Because these cells are almost like our own initially, anything that kills the cancer would kill us. Current therapy focuses on correcting the gene pathways when we are born. The theory is that whatever mix-up causes the cancer cells to begin to differentiate, maybe we can head it off at the pass.

      I personally think we jump on cancer and kill ourselves with poinson treatments like radiation and chemo. We weaken every cell so that eventually we just wear out.

  48. QUESTION:
    is cancer a really fungus?
    To find the cure for cancer, we really need to know what we are dealing with. Why do cells suddenly start replicating out of control? Why are cancers often different colors, not normally found in the human body? Why do cancers spread through the body?

    More than a million species of fungi exist on earth, which can be classified into two broad groups: yeasts and moulds. Fungi have various shapes, colors and textures, can live on land in the open air or in the aqueous conditions of rivers, ponds seas and inside living creatures. Fungi, have the capacity to produce a fruiting body, reproductive spores, a covering like skin, arteries, and internal fluid much like blood.

    While plants, animals and humans are alive and well, the fungi around us are unable to overcome the natural defense mechanisms of higher life forms. But once death occurs, the fungi are the primary tool nature uses to reduce all that once lived into the basic elements from which they were made. This is what biologists call the carbon cycle.

    However, the exception to this simple equation of life and death is that the fungi can attack plants and animals, while they are alive. Fungal spores are everywhere, millions of tiny particles are in the air, and the food we eat. They can enter the body in many ways, through the intestinal tract, the nose and lungs, and organs exposed to the world at large. We generally do not develop an infection from these intruders. However, when the immune system is compromised, the tissues are poorly oxygenated, the body is malnourished, these spores become the dominant life form and begin to grow.

    Dr. Otto Warburg (Nobel Prize Winner) found that simply reducing the oxygen supply to normal healthy tissue, it became cancerous. What he was really experiencing was that fungal spores, hidden in most living tissue, were able to grow aneorobically, becoming the dominant life form. Normal healthy tissue needs oxygen to live and grow, cancer and fungus cells can use sugar as their primary source of energy for growth, this is called anaerobic respiration or fermentation

    could Antifungals cure cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      I have seen research on this subject by an Italian doctor, Dr. Tulio Simonici, who has said as much as you have. You probably already have seen or heard of this doctor.

      I just lost my sister to lung cancer (she never smoked) on Nov. 1/08 and had been doing some research on the subject. She worked at a casino and there was some speculation that this dust found on the tokens (cadmium?) may have had something to do with it. I looked on the internet and could not find any related cases. I did however just yesterday find an interesting article about licorice and how it may help to prevent cadmium induced liver toxicity. (Found as a result of liver toxicity that I am suffering from as a result of possibly eating too much licorice!)

      Getting back to cancer though, this Dr. Simonici was using sodium bicarbonate as an anti fugal to treat cancers in the lung and colon which he has concluded are related to candida fungal infections. He might be right, unfortunately big pharmaceutical companies are not about to give up their billions in cancer research to study anti fungal treatments--that would be too easy. Instead this doctor has complained that he has received death threats for his research and findings related to fungal infections a a cause for cancer.

      Check out the second link below for a video of Dr. Simonici

  49. QUESTION:
    Why is it so hard for people to understand this?
    People on here ask all the time "Why is their suffering in the world if there is a loving God?" The answer to this is SO simple and makes a lot of sense. You see, about 6,000 years ago a woman named Eve was convinced by a talking snake to eat a fruit from a tree. By doing this, she cured all human beings, even little babies are tainting with this curse when they are born! Just by eating a fruit, Eve cause: Pain, hunger, sadness, labor pains, sickness, natural disasters, cancer, wars, AIDS, evil people like Hitler, terminal cancer in children, 16,000 dead children each day in Africa, flu, autism, down syndrome, STD's, Alzheimers, depression, tumors, dementia, spanish flu, polio, the bubonic plague, cholera, ebola, malaria, tuberculosis, typhus, and heart failure. ALL from one bite out of a fruit. Makes perfect sense, right?
    cursed* I meant, not cured.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes JUST BY EATING A DARN PIECE OF FRUIT!! I ask my husband why such punishment..?? Its not like she murdered.. Could not have God FORGIVEN such a tiny error of her ways for heaven sakes?????? Seriously, I cannot understand this at all

  50. QUESTION:
    FRIDAY 5th of SEPTEMBER is last DATE, What will be best to cure cancer? CHEMO? Ayurveda? Yoga? anything else?
    My wife 34, Ahmedabad, India is diagnosed having cancer in breast, same is removed by doctor total 14 tumers all having cancer stage III. We went for C.T. scan all was normal, but bone had cancer trace at 4 places at bones, 1. 1 Rib, 2. 2 places at lower spinal cord, 3. 1 place at hip bone, 4. 1 place lower leg bone.

    Web sites say there are alternate natural treatments. I am very confused what to do, ayurveda ? chemo ? Yoga ? all ?

    I love my wife, there is nothing that clicks ok to me as I am sick with 100's of thoughts in my mind. can't decide what can be done time is passing by.... Pls. advice

    Seems to me chemo should be avoided as much as possible. My heart says I do not want to feed those chemo poision in my wife's body trying to save her in this manner.

    But I also do not want to take any chance; CAN'T AFFORD TO FAIL doc. says we will start CHEMO on saturday 7th of Sept. 2008. I have to decide before that.

    Do any one of you can BLESS me with the KEY answer?

    If you can't answer then please give shower of blessings to "Sejal Ahmedabad, India. & tell god "NOT TO KILL HER WITH CANCER" I have cute 6 year old baby girl she holds mom's finger says mom keep holding me all night I am afraid.

    What do you think "What is wish of GOD? do he want to enjoy the show how 6 years old girl cry watching her mother die slowly? or he wants her mother to live with her; if you know god, tell him to listen & learn to forgive us.

    In case if you have quick answer, my phone number is +91-98259-11428. Ahmedabad, India.

    • ANSWER:
      for once my friend the answers in the AltMed section are correct. Please go ahead with the chemo. It has an amazing success rate compared to before chemo... Other remedies don't because they don't make a difference. Don't bother with DETOX either. Your wife needs to say strong. Good luck. Don't go for anything that seems to good to be true (I.e claims that something has "no side-effects", They are nearly always scams trying to take your money because you are desperate)


9 Natural Ways To Cure Cancer

Have you ever wondered what the natural cures for eczema are? Well, you are not alone; every person who has come across this malady has their own story to tell. It is a skin disease that could take hold of any person, regardless of gender and age.

This means that you are a candidate for contracting eczema. It is characterized by flaking or scaling of the skin accompanied by some inflammation. Worse, it can also exhibit some blisters that leak and eventually turn into crust. However, the worst characteristic of this skin disease is itchiness. For this reason, finding natural cures for eczema will help you deal with the problem right away.

The very first thing you can do is to review your diet plan. Does your diet consist of dairy products and other food items like nuts and seafood? This could trigger eczema, so be sure to check off these items from your grocery list.

There is always some truth in the old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure. Following this, eliminating items which may carry allergens is a good thing also. Some common items that your skin may be exposed to like perfumes, detergents and creams may cause flare ups, so be cautious of these things as well.
It is said that you should always have your skin moisturized; if you've had some episodes with eczema, choose a moisturizer that will best fit your skin type. If you do not have any adverse reaction to your chosen moisturizer, then stick to that brand instead of brand-hopping some more. Another way which you can do is to keep the air in your house suitable for you.

Buy a humidifier and see how it can work wonders for you. If you are fond of sunbathing, then now is the time to quit. It has been shown that eczema can be triggered immediately by heat. You may also try to do some de-stressing activities. When the body is stressed, it is like a machine that is not in its best condition; therefore, if you practice some stress-relieving activities like yoga or pilates, such could help reduce or avoid the sudden appearance of eczema.

Finally, when eczema is already attacking your skin, do take some Vitamin C at least 2 times a day. This vitamin is very good at reducing inflammation and stimulating the growth of new skin cells for complete healing.

One of the most advised natural cures for eczema is Vitamin E. When you use vitamin E though cut the dose in half when given to children. This kind of vitamin is terrific for skin healing and helps fight oxidation of essential fatty acids that are needed by the body. It will also be helpful if you take in supplements that contain essential fatty acids like Omega 3, 6 and 9. Doing so will greatly affect your ability to heal up from eczema and will essentially develop your immune system to deal with this type of problem efficiently.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to cure fecal incontinence?
    If you're easily grossed out or don't care to hear about someone's bowel movements, don't read on! I know it's stupid to get medical advice online, but I'd like to hear if there are any homeopathic or natural cures that may relieve the problem before I head to a doctor.

    I am an 18 year old white female, 5'7" tall weighing 115 lbs.

    Background: My family has a history of colo-rectal cancer, but I doubt that is the problem in this case given my age and complaints.

    From 13-17 years old I struggled with eating disorders, alternating between anorexia and bulimia. (Depending on if my parents were around or not. Anorexia when no one was watching me, bulimia when the family was around. My mother was gone on long business trips and my father worked the night shift, so there were times when I would be mostly alone for several weeks.) My main form of bulimia was laxative abuse - I would take 3-5 times the prescribed dosage on a mostly empty stomach, not only because I liked the way it felt but because it also relieved me of a lot of my water content as well. My weight ranged from 98 - 115 lbs. My laxative use tapered off between 16 and 17 and I completely stopped by my 17th birthday.

    I'm not stating this for attention or because I want help to stop - as I said, I'm done with it. This is important because it relates to my current problem.

    About a month ago I noticed that I was having trouble passing bowel movements and that I often felt that I had not completely voided. My movements were very liquid even if I hadn't drank much during the day. (Since my laxative abuse, I have always alternated between diarrhea and constipation, relatively normal for a former bulimic from what I've read. So I was less concerned about the diarrhea and more concerned that there were no longer many solid movements.) At times when I wipe after a movement there is a thick, creamy white mucus. My rectum itches regularly - something that has never happened to me before.

    My movements are sometimes painful, and I regularly (one or twice every two days) get a sharp, stabbing pain in the middle of the right side of my abdomen - as if someone were poking me with a live wire. I also have lower back cramps - this has never been a problem before and I've always had a very sturdy, flexible back so I'm a bit concerned about that.

    The worst and most embarrassing part, however, is the fecal incontinence. To see how bad it was, I wore a pad on a non-period day. I hadn't had a bowel movement all day, and when I checked at night the pad was completely tan-brown. It's very embarrassing to smell like you shit yourself when you haven't, so much so that I am often too embarrassed to go to class. I try to mask the smell with perfumes, powders, and colognes, but my self-esteem has really taken a hit from the whole thing.

    Finally, I have recently noticed that I am constantly exhausted and running a low-grade fever. Even if I have slept a regular night for me (8-9) hours and have remained on a regular sleep schedule for several days (closing off the possibility of sleep debt), I am still fatigued and feel the need to nap during the day. At times, even after eating regularly (something that can still be a struggle for me at times), I feel faint and dizzy. Fortunately I haven't passed out or anything, but it makes concentration or stamina for a normal day very difficult.

    I'd like to know if anyone has ideas for what exactly could be the problem (other than Revenge of the Bulimic Body), and if there are any lifestyle changes, homeopathic cures, or just simple remedies that I could undertake to help this. Also helpful would be questions or things to present to my doctor when I do go.

    Thanks much! Sorry for the obnoxious explicit detail.

    • ANSWER:
      it is doubtful that this is stemming from post-bulimia. anytime you have a fever, its your body telling you that you are fight off an infection. you need to see the doctor ASAP! you could have crones disease or something worse. please see a doctor asap. the fever, fatigue, cramps, bad bowel situations...this sounds serious. Please see a doctor ASAP, life is too short. don;t keep putting this off. please write back to say how you are doing after you see the doctor. good luck!!!

  2. QUESTION:
    In what ways might an experimentally verified “Theory of Everything” prove useful to Humanity […more inside]?
    .

    … That is, other than appeasing Our natural curiosity & stroking/consoling Our egos?

    Would it help us:

    1. conquer the hostile aliens from other planets/worlds/dimensions?
    2. solve the metaphysical mystery of why there is Anything at all as opposed to Absolutely Nothing?
    3. find the cure for baldness and cancer?
    4. make painless instant boob jobs and liposuction's a reality?
    5. become a type 3 civilization overnight [heck at this point I’ll settle for a type 1]?
    6. find a way to help Paris Hilton live forever?
    7. promote Oprah as the Universal Queen of the galactic talk shows?
    8. create a custom-made God?
    9. kick any existing God’s butt?
    10. have Q-like powers?
    11. construct wormhole bridges all over The Universe?
    12. eat superheroes and super-villain for breakfast?
    13. prevent earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters?
    14. compose the ultimate Universal Music?
    15. build newer, & infinitely deadlier, military weapons?
    16. fight world hunger by creating free BBQ Rib-eyes out of vacuum energy 24/7 for every man, woman, & child alive [okay maybe free chocolate shakes for the kids]?
    17. turn corrupt politicians into blasted frogs?
    18. reconstruct Michael Jackson’s nose?
    19. change The Truth & the fate of The Universe?
    20. build a fully operational Time Machine?
    21. teach teenagers good manners?
    22. make TV evangelists disappear at will w/o using the remote?
    23. form The First DANGIT Church of Our Holy YA?
    24. beat the truth out of the lawyers & the used-car salespeople?
    25. reach a Universally Meaningful Conclusion about Existence?
    26. turn friendships into genuine expressions of selfless love?
    27. SOME OF THE ABOVE [please indicate by # ]
    28. NONE OF THE ABOVE
    29. I’M A GROUCH; I HATE YOU AND YOUR STUPID LIST [4 the sake of completeness ;-) ]
    30. I HAVE MY OWN THEORY [please elaborate]

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps we looking at this from the wrong perspective. Perhaps it is not a question of how might a Theory of Everything prove useful to humanity but rather how can humanity prove useful to a Theory of Everything!

      I think we should expect that once the Theory of Everything starts to "take root", there will be no turning back and our "free ride" may be over!!

      But on a more coherent note, you have established a truly remarkable list of mankind's ultimate aspirations! All of them would be a true blessing, but if I had a choice I would put # 4, 16, 24, 14, and 20 near the top.

      In ref # 19- Though I have no reason to question the current fate of the universe, I would like to reserve judgment on this issue until such time as I am better informed. I can think of a few such situations in which I would not object to a significant fate change!

      #22- all but Joel. I like him though I'm not one of the "flock".

      #24- why do we need to do it for the truth. Let's just beat them!

      #25- this is what I'm talking about!

      #26- it happens...sometimes.

      #20- with a Time machine I would go into the future...maybe 5 or ten minutes, then go back and tell everybody what it was like!

      #18- can we do this even before we get TOE. IT is urgent! How about if we just get the Higgs Boson- not everything, but probably helpful. It is just that the surgery can't wait much longer!

      #2- please imagine me pumping my right arm in the air and yelling WHOO! WHOO! WHOO!

      #1- what we are likely to find is contact from a very advanced alien race that knows nothing of war and violence.....of course, that would make them very vulnerable to our weapons!

      Truth be known, the Theory of Everything, wouldn't have to have any practical value. It would be enough to satisfy man's most extraordinary yearning for meaning and understanding. It would have the same profound affect as experiencing a countless number of artistic masterpieces (and not just portraits, but landscapes with moutains and the ocean as well, and not pictures of dogs playing cards, although I always thought that was pretty clever and not pictures of Elvis or sad clowns either).

  3. QUESTION:
    What do you think about my ideas of prayer?
    My name is Mike, and I have been raised in a Christian home and have grown up in the church my whole life, and after many periods of doubt and speculation, I have come to the conclusion that there is enough logic in Christianity for me to claim it as my faith. However, I do have some little issues with it, and the greatest of these issues is with prayer. I do not like the concept of prayer, and I do not think it is in the least bit helpful. I know Jesus himself prayed, and he taught us to pray, but what do we pray for? It seems like in today's society, we pray for victims of natural disasters, we pray for cancer patients to be cured, we pray to get a better job, to be better at sports, and ultimately we pray for things we want. When we bring these issues to God, (i'm pretty sure everyone can agree with this) there are two real outcomes for the prayer - it can happen, or it could not happen. The third option that Christians like to also throw in there is the "wait" option. In the same way, you can pray to a carton of milk, or any false idol, and the same outcomes are going to happen; yes, no, or wait. So, if you pray to God for you to get a better job, and the next day you get a job offer.. is that an act of God? This same event could occur if you prayed to any false idol as well. You can pray to the carton of milk for a better job, and what if you get a job offer the next day.. is that an act of the carton of milk? is that now a deity too? Basically, I guess my whole point I am trying to make is that we should never pray for the things WE want because I do not think God will intervene with the pattern of life if it is not his greater plan.. and God will not change his plan just because you asked him to. In this regard, why in churches do we pray for strength, or pray for things to get better, instead, we should pray as Jesus taught us to pray which is saying "your will be done" (Matt 6:9-13) Thoughts, comments, questions? Please! I am not saying I am right, I am just getting mixed signals from secular Christianity and the Bible.

    • ANSWER:
      God/Jesus is your friend - talk to him as one - discuss the problems you have just outlined to Y!A readers.

      Hebrews 11:6
      And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

      James 1:6
      But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

      James 1:5
      If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

      James 4:2
      ...You do not have because you do not ask God.

      1 John 5:14
      This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

      Hebrews 11:13
      These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

      If you don't know the difference between God and a carton of milk, you have big problems.

  4. QUESTION:
    what do you think about these quotes i wrote(whats your favourite)by the way im 13?
    •Curiosity is the engine that persists the human mind.
    •Knowledge is the body that governs all skills.
    •Sleep is the time that lets the mind wander. Question unanswerable questions and re question them, whilst the body rejuvenates.
    •We shall never know the meaning of life, but have known what it is not from the dawn of time. The purpose of life is not the mass desecration of life itself. And in order to live at all you must release the grip of the important things in life and enjoy the unimportants of the unimportant things in order to live a full life.
    •He who is pushed against his free will is prisoner in his own body. He who follows in someone’s footsteps is a sheep and in order to die a happy man must leave the flock.
    •Repent your crimes wicked one, or the guilt will consume you!
    •Before he can find what is wrong he must find what is right. A psychologist will not find a solution to a man’s depression if he doesn’t know what makes him happy.
    •We shall never know the substantial answers people relish that the great illusion of time has consumed. But why need them?
    •In order to work for the future you will always end up venturing into the past.
    •In fifty years will huge breakouts of unknown and new illnesses form from the thousands of inventions being made today. Most likely yes…..but the cures for things that trouble us now like cancer, may be discovered. Starting again another pandemic.
    •You cannot live forever. People with millions belive. Being frozen only postpones death. Yes, in this distant time there may be a cure. But what of the new dangers….but until then we must figure out how to unfreeze the.
    •Scientific people see sunsets as red and yellow light rays projected from the sun. Normal people see sunrises as a daily and common factor of their busy lives. Thinkers on the other hand see everything natural in the universe as a thing of beauty.
    •Yes 9/11 was a horrible act. But was nothing compared the atomic bomb that the Americans bestowed upon two cities of civilians. 9/11 two buildings, Hiroshima and Nagasaki two towns. 9/11 started a war whilst the bomb ended one.
    •Some busy people lives are their hobby, they shave away days and years of their lives like shavings off a carving block. People that take the time to carve blocks of wood really live their lives.
    •Most people follow maps and plans, they have already planned their life, these are lifes navigators. People that make their lives along the may lay the foundations for others, these are the mappers.
    •There’s no difference between civil war and politics. They both can’t agree on anything, they both have lots of people involved, they both have two teams who want to be in power and in both people die.

    • ANSWER:
      Those were very excellent or singular for a 13 years old human being.

      You should get into the world to experience so that you can prove your theories. Note: there is no place for a book-worm in this world.

  5. QUESTION:
    Do you know the answers to these std questions?
    1.Genital Herpes is caused by the same virus as HIV.TFDK
    2.Frequent urinary infections can cause Chlamydia.TFDK
    3.There is a cure for Gonorrhea.TFDK
    4.It is easier to get HIV if a person has another Sexually Transmitted Disease.TFDK
    5.Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is caused by the same virus that causes HIV.TFDK
    6.Having anal sex increases a person’s risk of getting Hepatitis B.TFDK
    7.Soon after infection with HIV a person develops open sores on his or her genitals (penis or vagina).TFDK
    8.There is a cure for Chlamydia.TFDK
    9.A woman who has Genital Herpes can pass the infection to her baby during childbirth.TFDK
    10.A woman can look at her body and tell if she has Gonorrhea.TFDK
    11.The same virus causes all of the Sexually Transmitted Diseases.TFDK
    12.Human Papillomavirus (HPV) can cause Genital Warts.TFDK
    13.Using a natural skin (lambskin) condom can protect a person from getting HIV.TFDK
    14.Human Papillomavirus (HPV) can lead to cancer in women.TFDK
    15.A man must have vaginal sex to get Genital Warts.TFDK
    16.Sexually Transmitted Diseases can lead to health problems that are usually more serious for men than women.TFDK
    17.A woman can tell that she has Chlamydia if she has a bad smelling odor from her vagina.TFDK
    18.If a person tests positive for HIV the test can tell how sick the person will become.TFDK
    19.There is a vaccine available to prevent a person from getting Gonorrhea.TFDK
    20.A woman can tell by the way her body feels if she has a Sexually Transmitted Disease.TFDK
    21.A person who has Genital Herpes must have open sores to give the infection to his or her sexual partner.TFDK
    22.There is a vaccine that prevents a person from getting Chlamydia.TFDK
    23.A man can tell by the way his body feels if he has Hepatitis B.TFDK
    24.If a person had Gonorrhea in the past he or she is immune (protected) from getting it again.TFDK
    25.Human Papillomavirus (HPV) can cause HIV.TFDK
    26.A man can protect himself from getting Genital Warts by washing his genitals after sex.TFDK
    27.There is a vaccine that can protect a person from getting Hepatitis B.TFDK

    (I need to know the answers to these question 100% so plz don't guess)

    • ANSWER:
      1. F
      HIV and HSV (Herpes) viruses are completely different
      2. F
      I do nnot know where you heard this one from
      3. T
      There is an antibiotic you can have to get rid of gonorrhoea, but the strain of gonorrhoea you have may be antibiotic-resistant, this is the same with syphilis too
      4. F
      It is just as easy, the person doesn't have to be showing any symptoms of any illness for you to catch HIV sexually
      5. F
      Once again, false, different virus
      6. F
      False, you get STD's from others having unprotected sex
      You may hear this as many promiscuous homosexuals don't like to use protection as no one is going to run the risk of getting pregnant
      7. F
      No, this doesn't happen, HSV (Herpes) will cause this
      HIV attacks the immune system, if you have a previous condition like HSV, the sores will be much worse as there is no immune system
      8. T
      Same as answer 3
      9. T
      This is true, and if the baby gets this HSV infection during childbirth it can cause brain damage, if the baby gets warts on its head, they will effect the growth of the brain
      The baby catches it because it is going out through the vagina
      It is a common practice to do a Caesarean section to avoid this
      10. F
      No, this can be unknown
      Sometimes the female can be aware, as there can be puss and blood
      11. F
      No
      12. T
      Only sometimes, not every strain of HPV causes warts, some cause cancer!
      13. F
      Condoms are not a perfect form of protection, the chances of you catching anything are typically 85% compared to not wearing a condom
      Lambskin is only good for protecting against pregnancy, there are pores that are in lambskin condoms that many viruses can pass through
      14. T
      True, it can lead to cancer in both men and women
      15. F
      You can even catch it on your lips (coldsores) or your anus
      Also, do not rub your eyes after touching warts, as this can cause blindness (warts in your eyes are not very good)
      16. F
      STD's effect both men and women
      17. F
      Chlamydia can often have no symptoms
      18. F
      All HIV infections are fatal, only early treatment will prolong the persons life
      19. F
      There are vaccines being researched, but none are out yet
      20. F
      Anyone can have an STD and not know for years
      21. F
      They don't have to be open sores to spread, although the site of them makes it more likely to catch them, this is the 'flared' part of the herpes infection
      22. F
      There are only vaccines in research
      23. F
      A person may feel ill, but this does not indicate in any way that it is a Hebatits B infection
      24. F
      No, in fact each time you get it you are less likely to get rid of it
      25. F
      There are completely different viruses
      26. F
      It does help to practice good hygiene, but I wouldn't count on it, I have heard of people getting herpes thinking that a shower will help
      27. T
      True, you probably have already had it in your earlier years, this only prevents, not completely stops

      You should really do your own homework, being lazy wont get you anywhere, and if you think that life will get easier after school is finished, then you are wrong, unless you are going to be a freeloader all your life

      Wikipedia is a great source of information, and try Google too, if you add wiki to your Google searches, you might find a Wikipedia page with heaps of information on there


12 Natural Cures For Cancer

Cats are often infested with external parasites, no matter if they live indoors or outdoors. Fleas can infest your cat easily, because of their high reproduction rate and their rather clever life cycle. Immature forms, such as the pupa stage are not only designed for the metamorphosis from a larva into a ready flea, but also for the survival of hard times, at least for about 5 -6 months. Dormant flea pupae will awake within seconds through vibrations sent out from passing by animals or humans. Once hatched, the adult, young flea is ready for its first blood meal on the new, unlucky host.

Adult fleas lay eggs, which will hatch 7 - 10 days later. They live as larvae preferably in pet bedding, carpets, furniture and upholstery or outside in the garden or yard, if they find hiding places. Only a few days later they spin a cocoon, turn into a pupa and later into a proper, adult flea.

It is worth to have a closer look at the different developmental stages of a flea until it reaches adulthood, will reveal how much effort is needed to put into effective cat flea control.

Home remedies for cat fleas will work quite well as preventative measures, if the grade of infestation is fairly low. Be aware that you need to treat the area your cat is living in as well as your cat directly, otherwise the whole effort is of no use.

A lot of home remedies use botanical insecticides are plant-based extracted oils, like citrus oil. Pine or cedar shredding used as pet bedding and various pads and cushions filled with herbal mixtures contain volatile oils and substances.

These oils are toxic to adult fleas and larvae, but will usually not harm flea eggs and pupae. This means you need to repeat treatment depending on the grade of infestation a few times in a regular interval of 5 - 10 days to reach new adult flea generations before they start to lay eggs.

Pyrethrins in sprays are relatively low toxicity, botanical insecticides that kill adult fleas and larvae.

A disadvantage of plant-based insecticides is the fact that some cats (especially certain breeds) may develop more or less heavy allergic reactions towards these substances.

Another kind of natural anti-flea remedy attacks the wax layer of a flea's exoskeleton, leads to dehydration and finally destroys these insects.

Again, several follow-up treatments are necessary to eliminate finally a large proportion of a current flea population.

Diatomaceous earth and borax powder can be sprinkled on and worked into flooring, carpets, furniture and upholstery and left there for about 24 hours.

Thorough vacuum cleaning is required to remove these powders completely from all surfaces.

These substances are fairly effective insecticides. Try to avoid getting them onto your or your pet's skin, because they can cause dry skin and itchiness. These remedies are not intended for long-term usage and should be avoided altogether, if young children or infants live in your household.

Mild acidic substances, like diluted apple cider- or white vinegar can be used in spray-form as a topical treatment of a cat's fur and bedding. Effectiveness is questionable, some people think it works, some disagree.

Bathing your cat with a mild soap and a small amount of vinegar or a special cat flea shampoo will kill fleas on your pet fairly well.

It is a good idea to use a flea comb to catch fleas and flea remainings and to control the effectiveness of your flea-eliminating schedule.

Brewer's yeast is recommended by some authors, but tests have shown that it does not eliminate fleas on pets.

Garlic is said to be a very good home remedy for various kinds of health problems and is used in different forms by humans. For cats and dogs the brimstone derivatives in garlic and onions, such as thiosulphate, are toxic, because felines and canines lack the enzyme that breaks these substances down.

If used for a longer time or if over-dosed they will suffer from serious health problems, such as anaemia, which will require veterinary treatment. Cats are in general more sensitive.

To decrease and control a current flea problem it will be crucial to follow a proper cleaning schedule: vacuum-clean all surfaces and flooring in the living area of your pet.

Wash pet bedding and cushions at a hot temperature regularl 00004000 y in a weekly - fortnightly interval, best in your washing machine.

Clean up your yard and garden, remove potential flea hiding places, like brushes and undergrowth. Ants (fire ants) and other insects eat flea larvae, but will not be able to control a flea infestation completely.

Mechanical flea traps that attract fleas via randomly blinking green light or entrap them onto a sticky surface, can be integrated in a flea control program. On their own they are unlikely to solve the problem.

As a conclusion it can be said that heavy flea infestations will require a combination of topical pet treatments and sanitation of your cat's living area indoors and outdoors and is initially better treated with chemicals to kill adult fleas and the different life stages effectively.

This will help to make your cat feel more comfortable and stop the blood sucking activity of adult fleas. It will reduce the need of veterinary treatments of hot spots, general skin allergies through flea bites and secondary bacterial skin infections.

Natural home remedies for fleas in cats can be used successfully as preventative measures or in cases of light flea infestations.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can't "Natural Healing" and "Medical Science" work together?
    This case is heart breaking...

    A 13-year-old Minnesota boy whose family has rejected chemotherapy to treat his cancer is near Los Angeles, California, with his mother, and the pair may be planning to travel to Mexico, authorities said Thursday.

    Brown County, Minnesota, Sheriff Rich Offmann cited "reliable information" in making the announcement to reporters, adding that Colleen Hauser may be seeking treatment for her son's lymphoma in Mexico, just south of San Diego, California.

    Daniel's symptoms of persistent cough, fatigue and swollen lymph nodes were diagnosed in January as Hodgkins lymphoma.In February, the cancer responded well to an initial round of chemotherapy, but the treatment's side-effects concerned the boy's parents, who chose not to pursue further chemo and instead solicited other medical opinions.

    Court documents show that the doctors estimated the boy's chance of five-year remission with more chemotherapy and possibly radiation at 80 percent to 95 percent.

    But the family rejected standard treatment, opting instead for a holistic medical treatment based on Native American healing practices called Nemenhah.In a written statement issued last week, an attorney for the parents said they "believe that the injection of chemotherapy into Danny Hauser amounts to an assault upon his body, and torture when it occurs over a long period of time."

    Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN chief medical correspondent, said he had no doubts about what to do."My advice would be to treat him, without question," he said. "He has a very, very good chance of surviving, being cured and never having to deal with this again. As a doctor, as a fellow citizen, I would say he should be treated."

    But Zwakman told CNN's "American Morning" program Thursday that he knows five people who have been cured with natural healing.

    Mankato, Minnesota, lawyer Calvin P. Johnson, who identified himself as the Hauser family's attorney, has declined interviews but issued a statement "by way of clarification and hopefully to aid your understanding of the procedural nuances in the Danny Hauser case."

    The statement listed 12 points. Among them:
    The first and foremost important principle is: It is a violation of spiritual law to invade the consciousness of another without their consent.
    This is a case of Love vs. Power. Love gives. Power takes. The state does not have a right to take.
    A parent's love and affection is a positive social right we all share.
    The court compelled Colleen Hauser to make a decision between three chemotherapy providers. Apparently, she didn't like the list.
    The court was forcing her to decide. The decision for treatment cannot be forced.

    Anthony and Colleen Hauser share Danny's viewpoint: They do not approve of chemotherapy. Under the circumstances of this case, chemotherapy constitutes assault and torture when given to a young man who believes that it will kill him.
    Edit: Don't vilify the parents without stepping into their shoes. This is NOT about their beliefs or faith. Its more about them not wanting to 'torture' their boy with chemo. Yes, i know chemo is life-saving..i have good friends & family too, still with us today thanks to Chemo...
    My Q is simple...can't people such as these who are scared of chemo be counselled & led into it gently with the help of 'natural healing' methods??

    By "Natural Healing" i mean any sort of faith or spiritual belief that will help ease their fear...

    Here in India, we have yoga...i know many many clinics that treat supposedly terminal ill patients with new age medicine but hand-in-hand with yoga...which helps tremendously.

    • ANSWER:
      Faith, Natural healing &Medical science do sometimes work together but if medical science think that you have a better chance of survival rate using chemo they would rather you take that route, and if this case goes to court and it is proved that this lad has a better survival rate with chemo the courts will be in favour of this,and if their is no chance of survival then the parents will be left to seek alternative medicine. I do agree that chemo is very gruelling on the body but the drugs are getting better and better and more help is available in coping with the side effects from the chemo. read through this link Faith and you will see that Nemenhah group’s leader, Phillip Landis, has been convicted of fraud.

  2. QUESTION:
    If you had the power to cure all sexually transmitted diseases, who you do it?
    Consider this quote:

    …the Christian Right is distorting the government’s relationship to science. One example is that we now have a vaccine for the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, which causes cervical cancer, of which 5000 women die every year in the US. The vaccine, which can be given to girls at age 11 or 12, is safe and effective. Yet evangelical Christians at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention – political appointees – have argued that we should not use this vaccine, because it will remove one of the natural deterrents to premarital sex. Reginald Finger, who’s on the immunization advisory committee of the CDC, has said that even if we had a vaccine against HIV, he would have to think long and hard about whether to use it, because it might encourage premarital sex.

    If you worked at the CDC, would you promote the vaccines? Suppose we had cures for ALL STDs, as well as safe, reliable birth control. Would this change your views on premarital sex?
    The quote is from an interview with philosopher Sam Harris in the September 2006 issue of The Sun. He made this statement while referring to an article by Michael Specter in the New Yorker.

    Link to the New Yorker article by Michael Specter:

    http://www.michaelspecter.com/ny/2006/2006_03_13_bush.html
    Ooopsss...the "who" in my question was supposed to be "would" so it should have read: If you had the power to cure all sexually transmitted diseases, would you do it?
    Ebemdpa: Your response reminds me of a joke I once heard. A town was flooding and trucks arrived to help people evacuate. One family refused to leave, saying that God would help them. As the flood waters rose higher and higher, the family climbed up on their roof and prayed for God to save them. A coast guard boat arrived. The family refused their help, saying that they had faith that God would save them. The flood waters kept rising and soon a helicopter arrived and lowered a ladder, but the family refused to climb because they were still convinced that God would save them. Eventually they drowned and went to heaven. They were curious and asked God: Our heavenly Father, why did you forsake us? We prayed and prayed, but you let us drown. God shrugged His shoulders and said: “I sent a truck, a boat, and a helicopter. What more do you want?”

    • ANSWER:
      I am a strong proponent of giving people the choice to have open, healthy sexual relationships, and therefore I believe that making both the vaccinations and birth control available is an important step towards a more healthy societal attitude towards sex and sexuality. The "economics of scarcity" that surround sex are, imnsho, completely unhealthy and ridiculous.

  3. QUESTION:
    God believers, does your skydaddy need a list of duties?
    DUTIES FOR GOD

    1. Show himself(visually and physically) once a year

    2. Tell us which belief is the right belief once a year

    3. Give explanations for natural dissasters once a year

    4. Kill the Devil

    5. Do magic tricks for Atheists so we can know he's really God

    6. Run for president

    7. Help doctors find a cure for cancer and aids

    8. Marry the tooth fairy

    9. Write a new bible that doesn't have contradictions

    10. Apologize for allowing religious wars

    11. Apologize for allowing the house of god buildings(churches) to have so much corruption

    12. Explain how serial killers who repent have a better chance of going to heaven than Atheists who haven't killed anyone

    13. make a talking donkey for us living today so we can believe the one in the bible is true

    • ANSWER:
      Son, why are you so angry?

  4. QUESTION:
    Why do people hate on Marijuana so bad?
    "Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere." -George Washington
    "Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country." - Thomas Jefferson

    Now if two of our founding fathers supported it, and our country was built off of there outlooks then why in the world do we outlaw it now? Well I guess the constitution is pretty much out of the picture...soo no surprises there.

    Just to list some of the medicinal properties of this so called " drug-plant"

    Its use for Anorexia, Asthma, Nausea, Pain, Peptic Ulcer, Alcoholism, Glaucoma, Epilepsy, Depression, Migraine, Anxiety, Inflammation,Hypertension, Insomnia, Cancer Interestingly, relief of many of the symptoms marijuana was used for in these illnesses are many of the same symptoms that have been proven in modern research. This should not be surprising unless we want to assume that all of the experience of thousands of years did not have some factual basis.

    As for killing brain cells.. false check this link out http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=3475#12

    Anyone ever heard of MRSA? The only natural and reliable cure left on the planet is THC oil, The antibiotics used have to be constantly morphed and changed, because the virus is constantly evolving. Weed on the other hand stays the same.

    SOO long story shot, everyone who hates on it and says that people who do smoke are nothing but ignorant and don't truly know any facts.
    Well here in California its legal it has been for medical patients for years and were voting again to make it legal in November.

    So no its not really illegal. Plus its WAY less harmfull than alcohol and that IS legal. Humm, whats wrong with this picture.

    How many people a year die from alcohol?
    And how many die from a pot overdose?
    Yeah that's what I though.

    • ANSWER:
      Weed is fine, using it irresponsibly is not. I have never had a problem with controlling how often I smoke it, and don't even feel like it most of the time. I haven't smoked it for months because I feel I have better things to save up my money for, and better things to do with my time. People shouldn't try weed while completely ignorant about it, then complain when they use it too often and realize they don't do anything with their life anymore. That's there own fault, not weed's. I believe moderation and knowing about what you're getting into is the trick to not using it stupidly. That, and also thinking about and realizing the consequences of smoking it too much. Before I tried weed, I thoroughly studied it, both about the good and bad. I learned the laws where I am, found out where to get good weed, and smoked it with someone I trust. I have never done anything stupid while high from weed, other than eat a bit to much candy. From experience, I can say that being drunk is much more dangerous than being high on weed.

      *EDIT* My dad has been smoking weed for close to forty years and is very, very far from being lazy, stupid, or uncaring.

  5. QUESTION:
    In what ways might an experimentally verified “Theory of Everything” prove useful to Humanity […more inside]?
    .

    … That is, other than appeasing Our natural curiosity & stroking/consoling Our egos?

    Would it help us:

    1. conquer the hostile aliens from other planets/worlds/dimensions?
    2. solve the metaphysical mystery of why there is Anything at all as opposed to Absolutely Nothing?
    3. find the cure for baldness and cancer?
    4. make painless instant boob jobs and liposuction's a reality?
    5. become a type 3 civilization overnight [heck at this point I’ll settle for a type 1]?
    6. find a way to help Paris Hilton live forever?
    7. promote Oprah as the Universal Queen of the galactic talk shows?
    8. create a custom-made God?
    9. kick any existing God’s butt?
    10. have Q-like powers?
    11. construct wormhole bridges all over The Universe?
    12. eat superheroes and super-villain for breakfast?
    13. prevent earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters?
    14. compose the ultimate Universal Music?
    15. build newer, & infinitely deadlier, military weapons?
    16. fight world hunger by creating free BBQ Rib-eyes out of vacuum energy 24/7 for every man, woman, & child alive [okay maybe free chocolate shakes for the kids]?
    17. turn corrupt politicians into blasted frogs?
    18. reconstruct Michael Jackson’s nose?
    19. change The Truth & the fate of The Universe?
    20. build a fully operational Time Machine?
    21. teach teenagers good manners?
    22. make TV evangelists disappear at will w/o using the remote?
    23. form The First DANGIT Church of Our Holy YA?
    24. beat the truth out of the lawyers & the used-car salespeople?
    25. reach a Universally Meaningful Conclusion about Existence?
    26. turn friendships into genuine expressions of selfless love?
    27. SOME OF THE ABOVE [please indicate by # ]
    28. NONE OF THE ABOVE
    29. I’M A GROUCH; I HATE YOU AND YOUR STUPID LIST [4 the sake of completeness ;-) ]
    30. I HAVE MY OWN THEORY [please elaborate]

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps we looking at this from the wrong perspective. Perhaps it is not a question of how might a Theory of Everything prove useful to humanity but rather how can humanity prove useful to a Theory of Everything!

      I think we should expect that once the Theory of Everything starts to "take root", there will be no turning back and our "free ride" may be over!!

      But on a more coherent note, you have established a truly remarkable list of mankind's ultimate aspirations! All of them would be a true blessing, but if I had a choice I would put # 4, 16, 24, 14, and 20 near the top.

      In ref # 19- Though I have no reason to question the current fate of the universe, I would like to reserve judgment on this issue until such time as I am better informed. I can think of a few such situations in which I would not object to a significant fate change!

      #22- all but Joel. I like him though I'm not one of the "flock".

      #24- why do we need to do it for the truth. Let's just beat them!

      #25- this is what I'm talking about!

      #26- it happens...sometimes.

      #20- with a Time machine I would go into the future...maybe 5 or ten minutes, then go back and tell everybody what it was like!

      #18- can we do this even before we get TOE. IT is urgent! How about if we just get the Higgs Boson- not everything, but probably helpful. It is just that the surgery can't wait much longer!

      #2- please imagine me pumping my right arm in the air and yelling WHOO! WHOO! WHOO!

      #1- what we are likely to find is contact from a very advanced alien race that knows nothing of war and violence.....of course, that would make them very vulnerable to our weapons!

      Truth be known, the Theory of Everything, wouldn't have to have any practical value. It would be enough to satisfy man's most extraordinary yearning for meaning and understanding. It would have the same profound affect as experiencing a countless number of artistic masterpieces (and not just portraits, but landscapes with moutains and the ocean as well, and not pictures of dogs playing cards, although I always thought that was pretty clever and not pictures of Elvis or sad clowns either).

  6. QUESTION:
    Recent ex-boyfriend is dying. Should I care for him?
    He's 49 and during our 3 years of togetherness, because of his unreliability, heavy drinking, bed wetting, 3am drunken phone calls to me and his ex-girlfriend and reckless spending habits, I would often call it quits, only to go back. Deep down he was kind, gentle and caring. I thought I could change him. I couldn't.

    Over the last 6 months, strangely enough he became more reliable and drank less. Unfortunately he then lost his job. He hit an all time low and went into a depression. Broke and penniless he wallowed until the day he got another job. Then he quit that job.

    Knowing I wasn't going anywhere with this man, I threw my hands up in the air for the thousandth time and was on a five week stint of not seeing or contacting him. This time, I really felt I could do it. I knew the problem wasn't his, it was mine and my inability to admit defeat, let go of the emotional ties, and walk away so that I could build a better and more stable future for myself.

    Then the BOMBSHELL dropped.

    It is now nine weeks later.

    4 weeks ago, my sister phoned me to tell me that he was very sick and had lost a lot of weight. I told her it was due to his breakdown from losing his job and being penniless. The next day, she phoned again. She told me that she went to see him and that he told her he had cancer. Again, I didn't believe it and thought that he was making up one of his many colourful stories again and being overly dramatic. She suggested that if I left it for more than 2 weeks, he may no longer be on this earth because his appearance was so bad.

    Concerned, I went to visit him and found his sister and a shell of a man that I once knew hunched over in a chair trying to find a position of comfort that would free him of pain. For the next 3 weeks, I stayed with him and looked after him, taking him for his doctors appointments and biopsies. His sister couldn't believe the change in him and how much he pepped up when I came back to him.

    His diagnosis:

    Terminal lung, liver and pancreatic cancer. 4 weeks to live without chemotherapy, 12 to 16 weeks to live with chemotherapy.

    He has been in hospital for the last week and has just had 3 days of chemotherapy which he will have to repeat in three weeks time. It will not cure him, it will only ease his symptoms.

    Due to the fact that his daughter is only 21 with a 4 month old baby and his son is only 17, he has no one but me to look after him. His sister wants to place him in a hospice until the end of his days and tries to tell me that it is too big of a job to look after him. I just wanted him to have it however he wanted it and if that meant dying at his home, I wanted to provide it for him with all the palliative care help I could get my hands on.

    Would he do this for me? Never in a million years. He'd like to think he could, but he would never be capable.

    Starting off with all the best intentions, I have now hit a wall. Somehow I have to find a way to be a bigger person and I don't know where I can possibly draw this strength from. I don't know how I can cope with losing him, watching him wither away in pain, clean him once he's bed ridden and soiling himself, put up with his ex-wife who snobs me and his children who leave their crap laying around for me to clean up, and my ridiculous selfish jealousy pangs when his ex-girlfriend visits him. Which is only natural that she would because she is his friend, he is dying, and she cares. So what's wrong with me. How can I have such selfish feelings at this time.

    On one hand, I feel bad if I don't do everything I can to help him.
    On the other hand, I feel like I need to walk away.

    I'm so torn between all these things that I don't know what to do. Please give me some constructive advice if you have any or have been in a similar situation yourself.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't compare what you get in life to what you give.

      If you feel inclined to help him... then yes... definitely help him.

      If you don't want to... then don't.

      It sounds like you want to, and so you'd better, for he'll be gone soon, and then you'll have to spend the rest of your life having self-imposed guilt and regret on the thought of him.

      Here's a bittersweet little poem that may help you deal with your cognitive dissonance about the past:
      http://www.florage.com/poems/When-Im-gone.html

      Remember that no one is perfect, and true love is the ability to see past those flaws and love someone despite them. It's not loving their virtues; that's the easy part.
      You may not have been able to live with this man... but it doesn't mean that you can't show him an act of love, for you did love him.

      I'm sorry this has happened to him and you.

  7. QUESTION:
    Do you know the answers to these std questions?
    1.Genital Herpes is caused by the same virus as HIV.TFDK
    2.Frequent urinary infections can cause Chlamydia.TFDK
    3.There is a cure for Gonorrhea.TFDK
    4.It is easier to get HIV if a person has another Sexually Transmitted Disease.TFDK
    5.Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is caused by the same virus that causes HIV.TFDK
    6.Having anal sex increases a person’s risk of getting Hepatitis B.TFDK
    7.Soon after infection with HIV a person develops open sores on his or her genitals (penis or vagina).TFDK
    8.There is a cure for Chlamydia.TFDK
    9.A woman who has Genital Herpes can pass the infection to her baby during childbirth.TFDK
    10.A woman can look at her body and tell if she has Gonorrhea.TFDK
    11.The same virus causes all of the Sexually Transmitted Diseases.TFDK
    12.Human Papillomavirus (HPV) can cause Genital Warts.TFDK
    13.Using a natural skin (lambskin) condom can protect a person from getting HIV.TFDK
    14.Human Papillomavirus (HPV) can lead to cancer in women.TFDK
    15.A man must have vaginal sex to get Genital Warts.TFDK
    16.Sexually Transmitted Diseases can lead to health problems that are usually more serious for men than women.TFDK
    17.A woman can tell that she has Chlamydia if she has a bad smelling odor from her vagina.TFDK
    18.If a person tests positive for HIV the test can tell how sick the person will become.TFDK
    19.There is a vaccine available to prevent a person from getting Gonorrhea.TFDK
    20.A woman can tell by the way her body feels if she has a Sexually Transmitted Disease.TFDK
    21.A person who has Genital Herpes must have open sores to give the infection to his or her sexual partner.TFDK
    22.There is a vaccine that prevents a person from getting Chlamydia.TFDK
    23.A man can tell by the way his body feels if he has Hepatitis B.TFDK
    24.If a person had Gonorrhea in the past he or she is immune (protected) from getting it again.TFDK
    25.Human Papillomavirus (HPV) can cause HIV.TFDK
    26.A man can protect himself from getting Genital Warts by washing his genitals after sex.TFDK
    27.There is a vaccine that can protect a person from getting Hepatitis B.TFDK

    (I need to know the answers to these question 100% so plz don't guess)

    • ANSWER:
      1. F
      HIV and HSV (Herpes) viruses are completely different
      2. F
      I do nnot know where you heard this one from
      3. T
      There is an antibiotic you can have to get rid of gonorrhoea, but the strain of gonorrhoea you have may be antibiotic-resistant, this is the same with syphilis too
      4. F
      It is just as easy, the person doesn't have to be showing any symptoms of any illness for you to catch HIV sexually
      5. F
      Once again, false, different virus
      6. F
      False, you get STD's from others having unprotected sex
      You may hear this as many promiscuous homosexuals don't like to use protection as no one is going to run the risk of getting pregnant
      7. F
      No, this doesn't happen, HSV (Herpes) will cause this
      HIV attacks the immune system, if you have a previous condition like HSV, the sores will be much worse as there is no immune system
      8. T
      Same as answer 3
      9. T
      This is true, and if the baby gets this HSV infection during childbirth it can cause brain damage, if the baby gets warts on its head, they will effect the growth of the brain
      The baby catches it because it is going out through the vagina
      It is a common practice to do a Caesarean section to avoid this
      10. F
      No, this can be unknown
      Sometimes the female can be aware, as there can be puss and blood
      11. F
      No
      12. T
      Only sometimes, not every strain of HPV causes warts, some cause cancer!
      13. F
      Condoms are not a perfect form of protection, the chances of you catching anything are typically 85% compared to not wearing a condom
      Lambskin is only good for protecting against pregnancy, there are pores that are in lambskin condoms that many viruses can pass through
      14. T
      True, it can lead to cancer in both men and women
      15. F
      You can even catch it on your lips (coldsores) or your anus
      Also, do not rub your eyes after touching warts, as this can cause blindness (warts in your eyes are not very good)
      16. F
      STD's effect both men and women
      17. F
      Chlamydia can often have no symptoms
      18. F
      All HIV infections are fatal, only early treatment will prolong the persons life
      19. F
      There are vaccines being researched, but none are out yet
      20. F
      Anyone can have an STD and not know for years
      21. F
      They don't have to be open sores to spread, although the site of them makes it more likely to catch them, this is the 'flared' part of the herpes infection
      22. F
      There are only vaccines in research
      23. F
      A person may feel ill, but this does not indicate in any way that it is a Hebatits B infection
      24. F
      No, in fact each time you get it you are less likely to get rid of it
      25. F
      There are completely different viruses
      26. F
      It does help to practice good hygiene, but I wouldn't count on it, I have heard of people getting herpes thinking that a shower will help
      27. T
      True, you probably have already had it in your earlier years, this only prevents, not completely stops

      You should really do your own homework, being lazy wont get you anywhere, and if you think that life will get easier after school is finished, then you are wrong, unless you are going to be a freeloader all your life

      Wikipedia is a great source of information, and try Google too, if you add wiki to your Google searches, you might find a Wikipedia page with heaps of information on there

  8. QUESTION:
    God believers, does your skydaddy need a list of duties?
    DUTIES FOR GOD

    1. Show himself(visually and physically) once a year

    2. Tell us which belief is the right belief once a year

    3. Give explanations for natural dissasters once a year

    4. Kill the Devil

    5. Do magic tricks for Atheists so we can know he's really God

    6. Run for president

    7. Help doctors find a cure for cancer and aids

    8. Marry the tooth fairy

    9. Write a new bible that doesn't have contradictions

    10. Apologize for allowing religious wars

    11. Apologize for allowing the house of god buildings(churches) to have so much corruption

    12. Explain how serial killers who repent have a better chance of going to heaven than Atheists who haven't killed anyone

    13. make a talking donkey for us living today so we can believe the one in the bible is true

    about me http://www.listentocharlie.com

    • ANSWER:
      As Bugs would say: What a ma-roon!"

      You have no concept, no idea what you are talking about. But that is OK, God allows people like you to live so that He and we can have a good chuckle- and the last laugh.

      We are given the right by God to make our own choices, but with those choices comes great responsibility. The problems you noted are the result of man abdicating his responsibility, not God. God does not have to prove Himself, you need to prove He does not exist, but you can not.

      Your argument is sort of like this: I can not see air, therefore it does not exist. Yet you can see the effects of air moving around us as tree leaves rustle, kites fly, or you turn blue for lack of fresh air and die. Mathematically your beliefs are impossible, mathematically it is logical to have a creator. That has been proven.

      And I suspect that a good dose of Ex-Lax would help with your thinking as it seems you are suffering from substantial back-pressure due to bowel blockage. You simply can not see the forest for the trees. God is all around you. In man's silence nature screams at the top of its voice: "God IS!"