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Greetings,

This video seems to be about NOT using 3% hydrogen peroxide to clean and disinfect wounds.... which I would agree with, it's not necessary and not always beneficial.

BTW:  The embolism risk mentioned in the video is a very slight possibility when using H2O2 in wounds, but not a possibility at all when doing proper H2O2 oral therapy (consuming properly diluted H2O2 in water, orally).

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Heavy Metal Cleansing / Re: Lead in clay?
« on: September 28, 2019, 11:05:08 PM »
Greetings, OmaLou:

This has been studied pretty extensively, by myself, others, and especially researchers in France, who have been using edible clay regularly for centuries.

I recommend reading the guide I've produced called "A Comprehensive Beginner's Guide to Edible Clay", which covers the available scientific research in a bit more detail.  While the actual science is not conclusive, it is pretty definitive:

http://www.eytonsearth.org/earthcures/a-comprehensive-beginners-guide-to-using-edible-clay/

I, and others, have done proper heavy metal testing regularly by well qualified medical doctors SPECIALIZING in environment medicine.  These guys, as well as functional doctors, are really the only ones actually qualified to do this kind of specialized work.

My heavy metal loads are always well below average, and I figure I've probably been exposed to clay more than almost anyone, since I work with it daily, bath in it and use it as needed as a nutrient.

To answer your question, yes we batch test all of our calcium bentonite for heavy metals, trace minerals, and do a microbial study.

Our clay has far less lead than certified food grade, USP bentonite.  That said, that all soils have some lead and trace amounts of heavy metals.  I have to find a heavy metal free clay, and I've done studies on most clays commonly used in human and animal health.

All of that said, in today's world, I don't recommend that clay be used as a stand alone detox product.  I have a daily detox routine that I use to help keep my body's detox channels open, my detox genes up-regulated, and my organs in great shape to help prevent retention toxicity.

If a person has any sort of retention toxicity issue, it won't matter if they use digestive detox aids.  Most people that I correspond with that have this type of issue either have liver or kidney retention toxicity.  When this happens, the body down-regulates the genes responsible for Phase 1-2 detoxification.

Dr. Christopher Shade is probably the expert in the biochemistry here (and yes, he and his trained MDs use clay in their mercury detox protocols).

Furthermore, most "bentonite" contains particles that are close to 40 microns in diameter.  In the nano world, these would be considered huge boulders.  Most of these clay particles sorpt anything with a positive charge, and then carry it out of the digestive tract safely.  Even if they were loaded with lead, the lead would never reach the blood stream, and even if it did, it would not be bioactive because it is rendered inert.

Even all of this considered, it is true that stomach acid reduces clay's sorption power (which is one reason why I try to teach people to DRINK MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF WATER WITH CLAY USE), and can even cause clay to dump some of its material-- which won't happen if you drink massive amounts of water with clay. (this has been studied by Argiletz in France, and the amounts released by 20 micron illite particles was pretty insignificant).  But, where the body runs into most of its heavy metal retention issues is actual via the BILE, which is alkaline.

Clay is an amazingly effective, health-promoting nutrient... acting not only as a direct detox agent, but as a systemic catalyst for detoxification... it's an amazing digestive system healing substance... even MORE amazing at transforming the bio-terrain of the colon... but even so, there ARE people who can run into problems with it.  They are rare, but it does happen.

For example, clay is loaded with iron, so you have these over-educated "armchair" doctors who try to sound the alarm about iron as well.  But the truth is that laboratory testing has shown that people with a "regular" ability to utilize and eliminate iron do NOT retain iron from clay ingestion. 

BUT, those people who have chronic medical  conditions with iron absorption and/or retention CAN run into issues with clay.  Why this occurs with them, I have not been able to figure out.

It is possible that a person might have a similar response to other materials in clay due to some metabolic or other abnormality.  I am extremely pragmatic when it comes to health.

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The first place I would look when a person has a healthy lifestyle and still shows abnormal heavy metal levels is kidney retention toxicity.  If the kidneys are not filtering any specific toxin properly (and this can actually and quite literally be toxin-specific, like only mercury).

I would see if there is a strong detox reaction preferably to 1 tsp. of micronized zeolite, taken in 8 ounces of water, which tends reacts very particularly to kidney retention toxicity (yes, zeolite is even more loaded with lead which is fused to the crystal).

I would do the same also (but at a different day/time) with lemon water first, then lemon water with cayenne.

Kidney retention toxicity can happen DECADES after an insult you might not even know about.  I've seen kidney retention toxicity happen out of the blue thirty years after chemotherapy has been completed (non-targeted chemo).

If a person does have retention toxicity, again, it really doesn't matter how low the exposure is, it will build up in the body. 

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Wow, that is extremely interesting.

Looks like Pemican is an interpretation/idea of a perfectly balanced paleo meal, naturally preserved.  I find it interesting that sugar is added, I wonder how much sugar the "end" serving contains?

I do VERY dark chocolate to supplement fat intake, it is 90% dark chocolate...  I'd prefer no sugar, but a serving has 3 grams of sugar, and it looks like my body doesn't have a problem with it (I try to eat very low sugar).  I don't seem to have a problem, like some do, with oxalates... at least not currently.

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Hi Suzanne:

You are very welcome, thanks for stopping by and joining the coversation. :)

I had an interesting exchange where one "side" was talking about how delicious bacon is, and how the "other" side talked about how bad it is, and I wanted to share my experience on how, with food, you can get to the actual truth.  Looking at bacon is a conversation powder keg when it comes up with health-oriented individuals!  :)

The central theme here is that both sides can be right and wrong, depending upon the circumstance.  I thought it would be a fitting addition to this conversation/thread.

It highlights what an elimination diet along with a digestive system cleanse and restoration program did for me, personally... a gift which keeps on giving...

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I've noticed that the fat of bacon, and the fat on pork ribs, have unidentified and extraordinary health-promoting substances that are not replicated elsewhere, and that may be survival-necessary for an individual at a given time (in many cases, saturated fat is actually cancer defensive, provided that it is used in proper quantities in an otherwise well designed diet).

However, its use in this manner (health-corrective) is very short term; reasonable servings once to twice weekly for two weeks to a few months.

Individuals who crave and eat bacon on a regular, daily basis are not feeding their bodies, they are probably poisoning their bodies while feeding an imbalanced microbiome.

In order to self-understand dietary requirements in this manner, the way to achieve it is to do a full elimination diet, and then provide the exact quantities of specific nutrients required for human health AND to maintain an ideal healthy gut bacterial balance.

Once this is done and gut health is restored (mucoid plaque MUST be eliminated in order to achieve good gut health, if not, it doesn't matter what you eat or don't eat, you will not be able to trust your senses), the body will actually communicate in perfect order what it needs to both survive and thrive, at least as far as dietary needs go.

I wish this was true with toxicity as well, but it is not.  The digestive system still cannot identify, which means cannot defend from, millions of man-made chemicals that are now in our entire ecosystems.

(I haven't eaten bacon in about two years, but if my body needed it, it would let me know in no uncertain terms! I no longer eat for pleasure, so it doesn't matter how much I love a given food, it doesn't dictate my eating habits).

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Diet and Nutrition (General) / Re: Iodine
« on: September 24, 2019, 10:02:25 PM »
...iodine is extremely important.   Most people are very deficient.

That said, things like Lugol's and Nascent iodine, which both force iodine absorption, can be quite toxic for some people.

I myself couldn't tolerate either.  I would literally start to lose my voice.

Researching deeper, I found a patented product called "Iosol", which is derived from kelp.  It will not force absorption, which also means that it cannot be directly used in actual iodine therapy.

What I did, was use this product for close to nine months, and then switched to Lugol's for about six months.  After that, I now mostly just supplement with kelp, although I probably do direct iodine supplementation a month or two out of the year.

I recommend checking out the reviews of Iosol on I-herb:

https://www.iherb.com/pr/tpcs-iosol-formula-ii-1-fl-oz-30-ml/4785

Iosol can safely be used long term as a supplement and/or to slowly restore iodine levels in the body.  But again, it won't be an effective substitute in any thyroid/iodine detox program, which does things like pull halogens/bromine out of the thyroid itself (which may or may not be a good idea, depending!).

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Greetings, Suzanne:

Yes, you just never know how a deeper heavy metal detox will affect you until you try it.  I generally think that it IS wiser to do digestive system restoration program first!

I have a  complete 120 day detox and nutritional program done; it's on its last editing stage, but I'm not sure when it will be ready for publication.

The detox portion is very close to the colon cleanse shown on this site... although the "bare bones" cleanse drops the systemic enzymes and adds clay into the mix, which I think is extremely wise.  You can add the systemic enzymes in, they are extremely helpful.  The point of writing up the "concept" detox protocol was to create a bare minimum program that requires as little financial investment as possible.

Also, you'll notice that there is a "page 2" of adjunct protocols designed for very specific conditions and provides some optional improvements, such as more complex clay colloids and the use of fulvic acid to speed healing of the digestive tract tissue.

Most importantly, the document provides information on exactly what has to happen in order to transform and heal the digestive system.  With this knowledge, making intelligent and wise decisions is easier than following a program blindly.  Plus, this makes it possible to discover any errors in reasoning or missing pieces, if they do exist.

https://www.earthcures.org/digestive-system-simple-cleanse.php

The whole program is based upon three things:  1. Dr. Tim O'shea's detox (the history of where this came from is outlined exactly, it is not really his).  2.  Dr. Wahls nutritional program (her strict program complies to the New West Diet, but it is more effective at addressing immune system triggers, and backed by very clear scientific clinical research).  So in essence, it is a perfected version of the New West Diet based on what I feel is a better understanding of human nutrition.  While what we use is more strict for 120 days, many people will do perfectly fine on the "New West Diet" after completing the 120 day program.

Finally, the two systems are united and expanded based on the work of Raymond Dextreit.  For example, Wahls says that one must consume a certain amount of certain kinds of vegetables and fruits per day.  Dextreit gets very specific and says you should, if at all possible, include the seven healing foods, which include sea salt, lemon, garlic, etc.  He also brings a vast knowledge of healing and herbology into the mix.

What is very interesting?  All three of these individuals contradict each other.  This is my way of showing that very, very talented, knowledgeable, experienced, and passionate people can be very right...and very wrong... all at the same time.

I haven't found a perfect person yet, myself included.

This is indicative of the nature of humanity and the way the universe operates, and a key concept of how a project like Earth Cures is supposed to work, in theory.  Looking at things constantly from a fresh, unbiased perspective, always following both the wisdom of humanity (wise traditions), and the emerging science which the better half of humanity pursues with such abandon (GOOD science)....

...where wise traditions meets good science.

Let us know how things progress in your own health journey!


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Greetings,

You have an interesting website, I hope that those who need the information you provide find it and the information that they need.

I agree that many things should be considered for vibrant health, but I can't put them all into one forum post! ;)

When you say, "If saturated fat is considered bad for the system", I have to strongly disagree.  When you start off with the wrong supposition, you will always end up with the wrong answer.

Saturated fat is critical and necessary for vibrant health for most people.  I say "most", because absolutes seldom exist in this world. What is harmful is consuming too much of the wrong kinds of saturated fat.

I agree, that everything should be used with caution and understanding.

Luckily, there is a place within everyone that knows the truth about what is best for them.  I see my "job" as helping individuals...and only those individuals who express this common desire/interest... to find that place, so that they can adapt their own lives without having to rely upon outside sources; to discover their own...  often very, very simple... freedom of being.

My work on nutrition is completely research and science based.  When the science changes, so will my work.

There is a lot of bad science out there.  I don't have the time or inclination to point out all of the bad research and bad science, but when you have twenty or thirty years of daily experience evaluating research, it becomes easier to identify.  I prefer to focus on the good research, but I do have a book nearly done that does address, at least in part, some of the prevalent myths about nutrition that are passed off as facts.

I present my work and my finds, and let the reader/visitor decide what is right for them.

As far as macro nutrition goes, my work is mainly based upon the clinical trials conducted by Dr. Wahls, coupled with the laboratory testing she's done for her patients for her research on successfully healing and reversing multiple sclerosis.

The alternative to her approach, for those who have different constitutions, is a macrobiotic based eating ideology.

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Hi Laurie:

That's a great question.  When high grade acrylic is brand new, it is non-porous and should not leach any chemicals.  Being non-porous, it will resist heat and should also insulate against the sorptive, "pulling power" of clay.

But that is in a perfect world.  Like all plastic, eventually, due to time and weathering, it will start to degrade.  Once it does, there is an unknown risk associated with the chemicals that may or may not be used to make the finish.  When the plastics that I've tested start to break down, they release acidic substances into the surrounding environment.

From tests that I've done, high grade plastics are fine... right up until they start to break down.  Sunlight and high heat are the things that can affect plastics given enough time.  That said, an acrylic tub is a much, much harder finish then the substances that I have tested.

In tricky situations with individuals using make shift tubs for clay baths, the only substance that I'm personally confident in is nylon.

The short answer is that you are probably ok, especially if you are not leaving the clay water in the tub for weeks on end.

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Hi DancingTree:

Thank you so much for posting your experience and experiments with making the "salt sole" hydrated clay.

I was suprised to discover that when using the right amount of minerals with good water:  The clay becomes much less drying to the skin, and it can therefore be used longer and/or more often on the skin.


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Forum News & Questions / Re: Paid Subscriptions / Donation
« on: August 23, 2019, 05:14:42 PM »
Hi Inna:

Absolutely, and the change has been made.

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Healing with Clay / Re: Salve/Sarcoma/Clay Article
« on: August 19, 2019, 08:47:27 PM »
Hi Kee:

Welcome!

In this case, it was green desert calcium montmorillonite, Terramin, and an "old"...no longer available...  pyro clay.

While this three clay blend was excellent and better suited for wound/skin care use concerning pH...  we've still gotten excellent results just using the calcium bentonite, or using a blend of calcium bentonite, Terramin, and French green illite.

There's no real "need" to get really crazy with clay blends, but it can help to include clays with different but complimentary properties.

I hope that helps!

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I'm glad that worked.

It really depends upon how you hydrate the clay that you are using.

I used to almost always use what I call super hydrated clay.  Raymond Dexreit paved the way for me to experiment and understand the different ways swelling clays can be hydrated.

With our green desert clay and with most smectites (aside from a river clay like Terramin), clays that are hydrated to the point that the clay BARELY holds together is a "sloppy clay."  It is very slick and slippery.  If a surface has a nuetral or negative surface charge, the surface will reject the clay and it will slip and slide away.  If a surface has a net positive surface charge, then with a sloppy clay, individual clay particles or tiny clusters of clay particles will actually adhere to the surface.

This is why smokers and others with throat issues sometimes complain that drinking clay or clay water can act as a throat irritant.  The damage and irritation to the throat causes clay particles to adhere to the tissue.  This is healing.  However, because we breathe through the throat, the air causes the clay to dry out, causing the irritation.

Now, for external uses, I mostly make a sticky clay.  This is a clay that is a bit more dense and is not quite hydrated to its full potential.

I think our green desert clay is rare, in that you can make either a sticky clay or a sloppy clay, if desired.

I haven't been able to do that with sodium bentonite... but to be honest, I haven't actually set out to try.  The clay either turns out to be like puddy, muddy, or sloppy.  The sodium bentonite I use has 4 hydration points, but I don't think any of them are sticky.  That said, I generally don't use sodium bentonite for poultices, so I have limited experience actually making clay gel with it!

I still do like to follow the general principle of covering clay with a dressing, because this polarizes clay activity toward the skin or treatment area, rather than the surrounding air or tissue, and it slows the drying process down... but that said, it obviously isn't necessary to use clay in this manner!  I'm very pragmatic, whatever is convenient, as long as it works!

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Hi Goldengirl:

Welcome, and thanks for "stopping by".

I'm glad that the information here is resonating with you.  We try to be detail oriented and present accurate information in an easily accessible manner.  I'm always studying and learning and have been involved with various detoxification projects for over twenty years.

Finding the right starting point is the biggest issue people run into as far as tolerance to protocols, expenses, and basic "do-ability".  Once you gain momentum things get easier.

Let us know how things progress, if you get the time!

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Greetings,

I've been studying the mind since I was about 17 years old. By age 22 or 23, I was teaching very specific meditation methods specifically to those who could not meditate, blending a specific form of metaphysics with a few specific forms of meditation to help overcome common...  and not so common...  mental blocks.

Recently I've (re-)started working on an interactive "book" project on the very basics of meditation and metaphysics.  This will be a great starting place for those new to the field.

I use a lot of very awesome technologies/tools to assist training the mind.  The interactive portion of the project will be an intensive daily immersion into three different forms of meditation.  The time required will be from one to two and a half hours, broken into two or three sessions daily.

*A comprehensive guided meditation that lasts from between 30 to 45 minutes.  This uses a very simple technology to focus the mind, quite similar to the Silva Method.

*A comprehensive brain entrainment program that takes exactly six months to complete. This uses a wide variety of audio/frequency methods to train the brain to easily reach deeper levels of consciousness

*A mindful meditation, most probably done with Dr. Jeffrey Thompson's "Beyond" audio experience.

The "third" session will eventually be a free creative time to explore and develop very specific mental abilities, such as concentration, deep meditation, contemplation, and even the ultimate "communion".

I've decided to set aside about six to nine months of my life to fine tune and deeply research the methods involved, while I also write an extensive tutorial to clarify, simplify, and explore the depths of meditation... and from the exact individual perspective desired (as apposed to a strict theological approach, or one with a doctrine such as Buddhism).

I'm very excited about this program because as we, as individuals, get older, the old adage "The Best is Yet to Be" becomes harder and harder to justify.  I believe that the only way to continue to make this optimistic principle true is to start mastering the mind and liberating the heart; to do the work within. 

This work really needs to be started in ones 30's-50's, in order to ensure a good level of mastery when reaching the 70's and up...

This program will ultimately be a doorway to a life long daily practice.  I'm designing it to hopefully help avoid common pitfalls such as boredom, "overwhelm" walls, mental blocks, etc.

Check back here at the Meditation and Concentrate forum, where I will post updates as I am able.

Until then, of course, feel free to utilize and enjoy the forum on mental health, meditation, concentration, prayer, contemplation and communion!

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Triphala is a great suggestion. It is very safe and healthy to use.

There are probably many people who have dehydrated colons where bowel herbs might not be enough to get the job done.

The three biggest barriers to regularity in the morning:

1.  Dehydrated colon due to lifestyle choices

2.  Low thyroid function...  This is the toughest one.  When thyroid problems become very problematic, it can be nearly impossible to deal with some of the symptoms.

3.  Drug use.  Even common OTC drugs can inhibit bowel function.  Some of them actually effect peristalsis, while others simply result in dehydration.  Plus, the more "powders" a person takes, the more fluids are needed to keep the body hydrated.

Finding out why the issue exists can help, but meanwhile, there are options.

Another option is...first thing in the morning...  drinking sodium bicarbontae water to flush the bowels.  This is actually healthy, although I would consider it alternative medicine rather than natural medicine.  It can be tricky to find the right dose.  Two little will result in no change to bowel function.  Too much will result in loose stools.

The problem here is that it can take a few hours.  The benefit though is that it quickly knocks down fungal population counts in the digestive tract.

So, if you are using herbs the night before, and it doesn't do the trick first thing in the morning, you can do a flush which is like hitting the reset button for you to adjust water intake, increase or change bowel herbs, etc. for the next day.

Lastly, keep in mind that bowel stimulating herbs tend to be habit forming, since they are dealing with symptoms rather than problems.  There are scores of people around the world that use bowel stimulating herbs for the rest of their lives to maintain regularity.  There's nothing "wrong" with this; the benefits can easily out way the dependency issue by far. 

That said, the "hard way" is to figure out why the body is having a digestive issue, and fixing that! :)  It is completely natural for the body to evacuate the bowels once to three times daily every day, and in an effortless way.

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