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Weight & Fitness / Re: Prolotherapy
« Last post by taveltkamp on August 04, 2015, 12:46:41 PM »
I know this is a really old thread, but I saw it and had to respond.  I've had prolotherapy in both my knees.  The first one was over 6 years ago and I still don't have any arthritis symptoms in it.  I had the other one done about 1-2 years ago.  So far, so good!

Now I have arthritis in my right hip and am having to look for another doc who does it.  The original doc has since retired.   :(
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Symptoms & Illnesses / Re: Vit C & Sea Salt - Lymes Treatment
« Last post by ladyhen on June 16, 2015, 03:46:33 PM »
My daughter and I both see an MD who is also a licensed classical homeopathic physician.  You can look up the homeopathic licensing board in your state for a list.  I would make this choice again if I had to and this is the only treatment route that I recommend, since I know people who have been cured this way.

We have used a variety of treatments including homeopathic remedies specific for the type of Lyme bacteria we had, herbal and nutritional therapies, vitamin & mineral therapies, chiropractic treatment, chelation therapy, as well as treatments for the co-infections.

We have met and heard of a lot of other people with chronic Lyme who have tried many treatments, usually with limited or temporary success.  I really can't give any big, encouraging pep talk.  I've had many people tell me that they were 'healed', only to hear from them a year or so later that they have relapsed. Lyme is able to go dormant and it is very difficult to kill.

I seriously doubt that Medicaid would cover treatment that would be effective. Doctors and insurance companies will not prescribe continuous use of antibiotics, which is the only treatment they seem to use.
Treatment has been very expensive. And I don't recommend anyone trying to self diagnose or treat, especially one who has the disease. Getting through each day is enough of a struggle without trying to be responsible for your own care.
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Symptoms & Illnesses / Re: Vit C & Sea Salt - Lymes Treatment
« Last post by Eglantine on June 15, 2015, 06:27:20 AM »
Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Your words are encouraging. She is having real difficulty finding a doctor that is Lyme literate AND accepts Medicaid. She has an appointment today with a nurse practitioner at an infectious disease "clinic". I'm hoping they can do some more specific testing at least.

Would you mind sharing the protocol the doc used that cured your daughter?

Thanks again!
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Symptoms & Illnesses / Re: Vit C & Sea Salt - Lymes Treatment
« Last post by ladyhen on June 13, 2015, 04:23:23 PM »
If she is going to a doctor (MD) for Lyme Disease, then the only thing that they know to do, if they do anything at all, is prescribe antibiotics.  Antibiotics have their own list of side effects and cause problems. Most doctors simply won't treat it effectively. Some even deny the existence of Lyme.

Seeing an herbalist is probably a good step, at this point. 
Or do an internet search for Lyme literate doctors in her area/state.  For me, it would be alternative or homeopathic doctors.

Herxheimer reactions are caused by the toxins produced by the bacteria dying off. If it isn't happening with antibx, then they likely are not killing the bacteria.  While herx are certainly uncomfortable, it sure beats living with chronic Lyme.  It is a means to an end.

I could elaborate on our experiences, but it is the same story that many people could tell.  My daughter and I both have/had Chronic Lyme Disease. Treatment took years; I have currently been in treatment with a doctor in another state for over 4 years.  Insurance did not cover a cent in our cases and I have been going into debt to be rid of this vile disease and the other infections that go along with it.

BUT - I will be rid of this disease. My daughter has beat it. We found a doctor who has a great cure rate. Cure, not treatment of symptoms. I am rarely in any pain now. 

I know it's hard for you and for her. Please, find a doctor who can treat with homeopathy, herbs, or monitor this salt treatment.
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Symptoms & Illnesses / Re: Vit C & Sea Salt - Lymes Treatment
« Last post by Eglantine on June 11, 2015, 12:13:36 PM »
My mom's lyme disease is taking her very low right now. (She's a young 63) Bitten May 2012, diagnosed very quickly and given doxy. She's had ups and downs and through all of it has been prescribed more cycles of doxy, flagyl, and she's even used ivermectin for awhile. For over a year now she's been seeing an herbalist at the Ithaca Free Clinic who really was able to get some of her symptoms under control but I don't believe he got to the root of the problem. Now she's in a bad way. Intense muscle pain and fatigue. She's having difficulty getting dressed and functioning. Sleep deprived from the pain. Even though she lives in the northeast where Lyme is so prevalent she's getting nowhere with the docs. They just keep saying she has Lyme and want to prescribe more doxy! She lives alone and I'm clear across the country. I'm hesitant to offer her suggestions that may cause her to herx. Her mental state is declining from all this. If she were here, we'd get started with Vit. C & Sea Salt...but...she's not. I believe this may be co-infection(s) causing her all this pain. What are the tests she should ask for to determine what is going on? Any thoughts? Suggestions? I really need some help.
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hi healthybratt
thanks for everything you've mentioned.

Natural cure is a possibility. I am not denying that, but dentistry and medicine is real, we can't reject their usefulness.

Feeling the plaque? In addition to what you've said, I also see a lot of people saying that ''feeling the plaque''. How can we ''feel'' the plaque?? I really don't ''feel'' any plaque even I could see a lot of plaque accumulate before my last routine cleaning.

waterpik, I know about it  but what is the advantages of it ? It looks like only water

I've obviously used medical professionals.  I have fillings and my daughter has braces, but I personally haven't seen a dentist for any kind of treatment in 10 years.  Went in to have my teeth looked at because I was having pain.  Turns out, I had trigeminial neuralgia which caused pain in my jaw but was unrelated to my teeth.  I got a clean bill of health from the dentist.  My husband was a late comer.  He thought I was crazy when I gave up regular oral hygeine (fluoride, etc) and dentist visits and yet his teeth decayed and mine did not.  He has some other eating habits that I gave up and he continued to use fluoride.  A couple of infections and missing teeth later, he has finally decided, maybe I'm not so nuts after all.

As to the waterpik, I was pretty sure it was all just useless too, but the program that my daughter participates in for her braces requires that I do certain things to ensure she doesn't lose her grant, so I went and bought the waterpik.  I don't know how or why it works, but it does.  Rinsing along the edges of the gums, reduced redness and inflammation and her gums stopped bleeding when she brushes. 

My husband was a tough customer bringing him over to the "natural" side.  LOL But he watched as I learned and applied what I learned.  I've read 100s maybe 1000s of articles, dozens of books and spent countless hours on this forum and others discussing, reading and researching and then tried to put into practice everything I've learned as well as I can.  Neither of my youngest children has ever had a single cavity or tooth infection.  They are not regular brushers and they've only been to the dentist a couple of times. They also eat a very healthy diet. My eldest on the other hand, got regular checkups, didn't eat as well (I hadn't learned any of this yet.) and used fluoride and brushed regularly and she has all kinds of problems with her teeth.  All of the generation before me (in my family) have false teeth save one.  One gramma I had died with all of her teeth in pristine condition.  She brushed, but she NEVER used fluoride.  She was the only one. 

Read about Weston A Price.  Look at the pictures and see the research.  You might be impressed. 
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Teeth & Dental / Re: is it a legend or real truth
« Last post by healthybratt on May 22, 2015, 02:57:27 AM »
This guy is a dentist.  Read about him and his book if you can get it.

http://www.westonaprice.org/about-the-foundation/dr-weston-a-price-movietone/

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Teeth & Dental / is it a legend or real truth
« Last post by Kenny on May 21, 2015, 09:06:21 AM »
I have been using the internet since I was 12, for almost 20 years now, my experience with internet is that it 's very useful and convenient with everything you can see. Newspaper, magazine, books have already hidden from my life. However, I can also sometimes notice that there are full of over frightening or even false information on the internet. I had frequent nosebleeds. Before I visited a family doctor, I had been searching on the internet for the possibilities and I was frightened and anxious by the possibilities of cancer. I then visited a family doctor and she said I was fine it was unlikely anything serious since wound could be seen. My best friend also commented that he had gone through many sleepless night when he searched on the internet when he had signs of lung disease but his doctor said he was fine as well.

I start not to trust everything (and tend to not trust) I see on the internet if it's said by random unimportant someone.

Now I have been hearing a legend from my friend and on the internet that a lot of people don't have regular dentist checkup and cleaning but their teeth are still fine and no tooth loss.

A lot of my friend said - No no no you don't need periodontal care , my father or my grandfather is now at his 70 or 80 they have full real teeth!!! Not even a single tooth loss!!

I have a friend who is an illiterate Chinese in his late 30, he never went to have any cleaning at dentist and doesn't floss at night. I trust what he said because he is a lazy nuts, drinking and smoking, fat and lazy.... I don't believe this kind of people will care about their oral and teeth. I looked at his teeth, I am not a dentist but my first impression is ----- it was almost perfect, pink, no sign of inflammation, no gum recession (no holes seen), all teeth lined up closely and correctly.  I felt jealously immediately.

what the hell is life going to be? treatment or not?











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Teeth & Dental / Re: couple of questions concerning possible periodontal disease
« Last post by Kenny on May 21, 2015, 08:42:45 AM »
hi healthybratt
thanks for everything you've mentioned.

Natural cure is a possibility. I am not denying that, but dentistry and medicine is real, we can't reject their usefulness.

Feeling the plaque? In addition to what you've said, I also see a lot of people saying that ''feeling the plaque''. How can we ''feel'' the plaque?? I really don't ''feel'' any plaque even I could see a lot of plaque accumulate before my last routine cleaning.

waterpik, I know about it  but what is the advantages of it ? It looks like only water
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Nutritional Herbology

Also says that bilberry is used to treat periodontal disease.
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