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seeking~serenity in Bloomington is doing 43 things including…

spread the word about (amazing home remedies from A-Z from around the world)!!

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seeking~serenity has written 7 entries about this goal

Gout? Really?

First off: Things I wish I knew before I did them: Don’t ever look up gout pictures on Google images! Ahhhh!


“Gout (also called metabolic arthritis) is a disease created by a build up of uric acid. In this condition, monosodium urate or uric acid crystals are deposited on the articular cartilage of joints, tendons and surrounding tissues due to elevated concentrations of uric acid in the blood stream. This provokes an inflammatory reaction of these tissues.Gout is characterized by excruciating, sudden, unexpected, burning pain, as well as swelling, redness, warmness, and stiffness in the affected joint. This occurs commonly in men in their toes but can appear in other parts of the body and affects women too. Low-grade fever may also be present. The patient usually suffers from two sources of pain. The crystals inside the joint cause intense pain whenever the affected area is moved. The inflammation of the tissues around the joint also causes the skin to be swollen, tender and sore if it is even slightly touched. For example, a blanket or even the lightest sheet draping over the affected area could cause extreme pain.”

I woke up this morning with this crazy pain in the large, bottom joint of my right, big toe. Very achey, pressured feeling; walking hurts. I asked my mom if she had ever experienced pain in that area, and she mentioned that maybe it could be gout…I thought she was being facetious, but I also asked my sister amd she said she gets it sometimes too. I have seen the various medication commercials heared at folks suffering with gout…all of the commercials depict usually older men and seldomly women. I had no idea I (ar 23) could have an attack of gout!

I went on both Mayo Clinic amd Earth Clinic amd lookes up general information, as well as remedies. I’m thinking my uric acid may be high for a few different reasons: I had mixed alcoholic drinks (dark pop and liquor) two nights in a row (Sun/Mon), I have been eating a good amount of meat protein, some of that being sliced liver meat (which, Mayo states that organ meats can cause uric acid to rise), and I haven’t been drinking as much water as I should be.

Mayo recommends:
·Low-dose aspirin
·Avoidance of alcohol
·Drink 6-8 cups of liquid a day, with at least half being water
·Eat a moderate amount of protein: fat-free dairy, tofu, eggs and nut butters (I don’t eat dairy (besides goat cheese) or tofu. But eggs and nut butters are a GO.
·Limit daily intake of meat, fish amd poultry to 4-6 oz.
·Coffee, Vitamin C, and dark fruit may help

Earth Clinic recommends:
·Apple Cider Vinegar (of course!!)
·Baking Soda
·Black Bean Broth (meh)

At noon today (an hour ago), I took a large swig of Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar, a tablespoon of molasses (I always take these first two together), and put an ice pack on my foot. Not sure whether icin or heating is better, but numb feels great! Lol. Afterthought: I just looked to see if ice or heat is better…turns out neither is good! Oops. Found HERE: “Avoid icing or heating the area. Unlike other types of pain, gout doesn’t respond well to heat or ice therapy. For instance, the warmth of a heating pad may feel good, but it will also speed up circulation, which will in turn increase inflammation by sending more white blood cells to the joint. On the other hand, crystals form more rapidly in low temperatures, so hold the ice. (By the way, doctors believe that gout tends to strike joints in the hands and feet for this very reason, since body temperatures are lowest in the extremities.)” Guess I won’t be doing that anymore.

I’m going out shopping in a bit and will grab some cherries or organic cherry juice. I have baking soda (without aluminium) and I’m going to take a couple Emergen-C packs today. This sucks. Hopefully it’s gone soon and doesn’t come back.

"Apple Cider Vinegar Gets Rid of Warts!"

That’s what I told my son’s general pediatrician when he asked how well the warts went away from earlier in the year. He was surprised that I got rid of the damn things in less than two weeks with vinegar, after using the normal brand-name stuff for way, way too long. I told him where I found it (E.C.), and he said he’d start recommending it to his patients. Even if he was indulging me, it was cool that he listened. Yay, Earth Clinic! :)

Banana peels cure warts?! Wowza!

So, this week, I took my kiddo to Children’s and was told he has plantar warts; one on each foot. He’s had them for a couple months now. I wasn’t sure exactly what they were but now that I do, they’re going to GO AWAY!!!

While researching alternative methods to making these damn things fade, I found that the high levels of potassium in banana peels (specifically the green peels) help a great deal, according to the posts from people around the world. Cutting a piece of peel, the size of the wart, and covering it with duct tape seems to work. I may have to try it if the doc’s reccomendations fail to succeed.

I spread it again!

During Thanksgiving at my 2nd family’s place, their friend, that I had just met, was talking about quitting smoking. She said that she’s tried this and that but she’s having trouble keeping it up in the longrun. I mentioned to her that apple cider vinegar can help ease cravings and set your body up to not want the nicotine. I told her to check out EC and she said she’d certainly look into it and see what she can find out.
I hope she does. Smoking sucks! Bleck!

I love telling people about things from EC :)

a few natural remedies I have found on Earth Clinic over the last year:

The first amazing little thing I found was Natural Apple Cider Vinegar:
I drink 2 tablespoons plain in the am, upon waking and sometimes before meals for weight management. It’s a great energy boost, clears up acne and works to cure so many things!!

Next, I had found Blackstrap Molasses:
I take 1 tablespoon of Blackstrap molasses in the morning after taking the Apple Cider Vinegar…works well with the nice energy boost. I had used both the molasses and ACV for acne a hile back and my skin loved it!

Better than Proactiv I wanted to find something other than all the chemicals I was using for acne but didn’t want to spend much $$$ so I found:
A little bit down the page (almost halfway), there’s a story from a ‘Tammy’ on 4-9-2007 from Wellston, Oklahoma…which she says she’d been experimenting and found that proactiv was really just 3 ingredients. I was intrigued! So I did what she mentioned: I used isopropyl alcohol first, followed by whitch hazel and then peroxide. I was so thrilled that it got rid of every blemish, practically overnight!!! Woohoo! Be careful though; the peroxide will lighten your eyebrows if you don’t use vaseline. 3 ingredients. And they’re cheap, easy and very effective. I also use aloe vera and tea tree oil for moisture :)

Recently, I found the many, many uses of Borax:
I’ve been using this the past few weeks mainly in the shower. I’ve got a covered jar of it in my shower. I put a dollop in with my shampoo-before conditioner and also in my body wash…works wonders for body ance and simply soft, very clean skin. I even use it with my face cleanser (when I’m not using the home remedy that mimicks the big selling acne treatments). I love this stuff! I started using it in my laundry, along with the detergent and everything smells wonderful :)

One thing I haven’t done but will soon-Oil Pulling:
I’ve been reading about this for a while now and really want to do it. I actually found a 43 user who uses Oil Pulling and said it has been working well. Saliva is believed to carry toxins which then are brought into the rest of your body and organs and causing problems. Oil Pulling is using oil to remove these toxins to cure tons of ailments. Everyone can benefit from this simple 20-minute regimen!! I’m going to do what E.C. reccomends though, and fast before starting.

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis:
This disease has been my mom’s hell since I was little. It’s an autoimmune disorder in which your immune system attacks the thyroid and sends anti-bodies and makes your body do all kinds of things. She hasn’t had much luck with the life-long meds she’s been put on so I thought I’d look on E.C. I found a few things that are of interest. Hashimoto’s can be genetic so I need to be tested soon, too…as I’m showing symptoms…blah.

ADHD remedies:
My son is one step away from being diagnosed with ADHD and I’m not too keen on the thought of using prescription meds so E.C. is wonderful!! Come to find out, Apple Cider Vinegar is used and my son loves ACV!


Happy health to all.
God Bless <3


I’m sitting at the library and my lovely son had noticed that the man I was talking with had a “skin tag” on his eye lid. My beautiful son has the tendency to notice every detail of someone’s appearance and to tell them all about it…great. So I told him about Earth Clinic and to try some apple cider vinegar on it or some witch hazel to maybe lessen it. He was a pharmaceutical rep so he knows about what prescription drugs can do your body so he was interested in this site. Hopefuuly he’ll check it out and find something that works. WooHoo, somebody finally listened to me! :)

what's the best webite ever?...

Besides 43things? would be the answer!! I was having really bad sore throats all the time a year ago and didn’t know what to do. I don’t like to spend money at a clinic-as I have no insurance-and I don’t like to take antibiotics anyways. So, I used my doctors degree in “Googleology” and tried to find a cure for my pain. I hit the first seach that came up and it led me to Earth Clinic-a world-wide community of people helping others use home remedies. What works, what doesn’t, lots of stories. You can search anything from weight loss remedies to headaches to whitening teeth to growing out healthy nails…EVERYTHING you can think of! This site has changed the way I live and what goes into my body. I now drink apple cider vinegar everyday, which I swear by (nobody will listen to me because it’s just “so yucky.”). I feel so much better, though!!! I use black strap molasses and fish oil and take a few different supplements. And I just keep finding more!! If you have an ailment, try this site before you even head to the docs…it’ll save you time and money and you can see firsthand if anything’s helpful or not. Plus, you won’t be putting antibiotics into your body everytime you’re sick…which does all kinds of crappy things to you in the longrun. Yeast buildup is a big problem with repeat doses of antibiotics. Well, I hope if anyone by chance reads this and needs help to be more healthy, tries this site.
Please, leave me a comment if you do and let me know if you liked it :)
Happy, healthy living everyone and God Bless <3

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