You Really SHOULD Be Using Calcium Bentonite Clay!

I’ve done several posts about using  triple-swelling calcium bentonite clay and, if you have never used it as a self-help health aid, you’re really missing out. It has so many uses and benefits I think every household should have some on hand. I’ve put together some of the testimonials I’ve received from being on Perry Arledge’s mailing list (she has a new website that offers very high quality clay at and used to offer free seminars on working with clay and is a real expert in the field) to help convince you to give it a try. It really IS amazing what working with this special clay can help with health-wise!

You can use it internally, externally, on your kids, your pet, your garden and more…..

13 Year Illness Gone After A Month On Clay

I am turning 25 in just a few days and have been taking the clay internally three times a day for a month now. I have been sick on and off for 13 years and the traditional doctors could never find a cure for me. I had just accepted that I had a sickly body and a weak immune system. I had bald spots and began fainting at the age of 12, then at 20 I became nauseous all of the time. When I graduated from college, I was so sick that I needed to take some time off before obtaining my masters degree. I began researching different ways to detoxify my body. I started getting colonics, bought an infrared sauna, and eating raw food. But it was only when I started drinking a Calcium Bentonite clay that I started feeling like a normal human being for the first time in 13 years!!! After 3 weeks, I had an energy surge. I started wanting to do things I hadn’t wanted to do in a long, long time…simple things like take a hike with my family. This clay has given me back my passion to live my life to the fullest. Before the clay, I was sick, exhausted, and depressed. Now, I feel alive! People are even saying how good my skin looks! Like I have a glow!! I will, without a doubt, be a lifelong customer. Anytime I have any questions, I just call Perry A. and she answers my calls directly and with such kindness and grace. This clay truly saved my life.

Cat Tumors Disappear with Clay

This summer I participated in one of your teleseminars and submitted a question about whether the clay could heal the large (cancerous-looking) bleeding tumor on my cat’s tail.   When the vet shaved it, it looked like a rotten potato attached to his tail –much bigger than his actual tail, so it could not be removed – so the only thing they could offer was amputation.  Well I did not want to do that unless it meant life or death and there were absolutely no other options, so I started using the clay in the meantime just to stop the messy bleeding.

Well, long story short, my cat cooperated well with me applying the clay and it really helped stop the bleeding.  However, in time an oozing hole developed where the bleeding used to be.  I kept that hole packed with clay, and within an incredibly short time the entire huge tumor had just melted away.  The hole is gone now, there is just a tiny bump left that I can feel at this point.  I continue to apply the clay and will do so until there is no hint anything left but his beautiful tail.  Although my cat was never sick from this, he was acting rather old and depressed, but now he has the energy of a kitten again.

I gave a co-worker a small jar of clay for the same purpose as her cat also had a VERY large tumor on its neck. When I checked back last week, she said her cat’s tumor had completely dissolved and was in fact also completely gone!

For both these cats, the vets had no treatments other than risky or disfiguring surgery with no guarantees.  I am so glad that I had already purchased the clay for some other reason I can’t even remember. I plan to start using it more diligently to improve my health and also the more difficult to treat problem my other cat has with sinus infection and gum irritation.  Thanks so much for helping spread the miracle.  We are ALL so very grateful!!!

Gardening With Clay

I had horrific tomato plants full of psyllid nymphs and cucumbers not doing too well.
I have powdered my plants on March 1st and I can’t see any psyllid anymore and cucumbers are looking okay.

On March 2nd I have powdered carrots, leeks, beetroot with clay, as they had rust.
As per today March 22nd,  they all are looking good. My Chicory Witloof has got outside leaves rotting so powdered with clay and 3 days ago still had to get rid of wilting leaves, whether the rotting had started before I sprayed and needs longer to stop the process, I don’t know???

All still needs more observation for longer, but sounds good. I took a plastic jar, opened the lid and drilled holes from inside out and I just shake it. It uses a lot of clay and as I have a very cheap source for gardening…whether to put less clay would work might as well? All experimental.

Clay expert Perry A~’s note:  When preparing garden soil mix or potting soil mix, add a generous handful for pots and much more for beds and mix in well.  Plants will grow faster, healthier, with hardy blooms.  It will kick booty on sandy loam non-clay soils.  Not for acid loving plants

Liver Flukes 

I have been having some pain in my upper stomach all the way down to the pelvis area (clearly my gastro system).  What is interesting is that, like you said, the liquid clay will remove parasites.  Well… after several days of 2 oz 2x day and lots of distilled water with lemon, I have had at least 4 bowel movements containing clearly visible organisms that appear to be Liver Fluke parasites.  After that. my pain went away.

Constipated Cat

I did as you suggested, and simply increased the amount of hydrated clay
I mixed 11 year old cats canned food. Tremendous difference! Big nicely formed
‘tootsie  rolls’ two days in a row, and no more vomit. The clay was all it
took. Her energy is way up. A wild ‘bush bunny’ racing around the house!

Stomach Ulcers and Gall Bladder

I just read the book on clay by Perry A~, even read it to my husband, who has frequent episodes of gastric distress from an ulcer. We decided to give clay a try, the next time he had a problem, I gave 2 oz. to him. His problem resolved within moments, to our great relief. Then, a few nights ago, I ate more greasy food than I should have.  I had my gall bladder removed several years, and the doctor told me to go easy on fried foods.  It’s not usually a problem, since I eat very little fried foods.  When I overdo the greasy foods (which has only happened a few times!) I can hardly move for the horrible abdominal pain.  Well, after the success with my husband, as soon as I began to feel discomfort in my lower abdominal region, I decided to try a swig of the clay solution, too, and very shortly, no more discomfort! – Jo Ann A.

Teacher Notices Change after Autistic Child’s First Detox Bath

As a parent of a child affected by autism – I will try anything (safe) to help my son. I figured I’d give clay a try. Oh my goodness – the changes have been incredible! A few days after my son’s first detox bath his teacher asked me if I gave him a “speech pill”! I’m sure you could imagine my excitement.

I personally know the cost of trying to heal a child and when you find something that works, it’s just an incredible feeling. Again I’m just so thankful I was turned onto this product. Thank you for providing help to our children!!!! Have a beautiful day! – Anna W.

Periodontal Disease

I had periodontal disease with several #8 pockets a year ago. In Oct. of 2011, I started brushing with the dry Living Clay twice a day and at night packing those areas with the clay. At my last dental check-up I now have #4 pockets and healthy gums. He also said my teeth were very nice and white!! So happy with this clay. – Cindy P.

Disc Bulge Problem in Back

I have a disc bulge in my lower back and sacroiliitis…One day I had spent five hours in the yard raking and mulching. When I came in I could barely move: sitting, standing and moving from either position were extremely painful. This is typical of my condition. I had Living Clay prepared, but hadn’t used any yet. I took two ounces and ten minutes later, the pain was GONE. I felt fine the rest of the evening. I was stiff when I woke up in the morning and took two more ounces. I had no pain the rest of the day. Typically pain like I had that evening would have lasted at least a week and may have even caused me to miss that following day of work. I am amazed at the power of this product. -Dawn S.

Yellow Teeth

I have had a real problem with very yellow teeth. This is in part because my teeth are naturally not a bright white, but also because I refuse to put fluoride in my mouth, and I go through phases where I drink a lot of herbal tea. I keep my toothbrush soaking in H2O2 and have tried several kinds of homemade concoctions – usually baking soda-based. None had any impact on my yellow teeth. The other day I mixed some dry clay with some baking soda, added a wee bit of H2O2, vegetable glycerin, Stevia power, and essential oil of peppermint. The only real difference was the clay. After 3 days I noticed that my teeth were several shades whiter. I was so happy. I’m still using it and expecting even better results as time goes by. Chloie L.

Dental, Cavities, Mouth pH

The most impressive thing that happened to me with the clay dealt with my mouth.  Over the past several years, in spite of meticulously brushing and flossing my teeth, I have had an acidic PH in my mouth and many cavities.  Prior to beginning the clay, I had been diagnosed with 5 more cavities after only 6 months.  I had 3 of them taken care of and then I made an appointment to have the remaining 2 taken care of.

At the time of the first appointment, I had just begun to use the clay powder to brush my teeth (prior to bedtime) and tongue and then after I would rinse, I would put more clay powder on my brush and brush it all over my teeth and around the gum line and let it remain there.  Because of various circumstances, it was another month till I was able to go back to the dentist for my appointment.   When I went in, the dentist and the hygienist were both confused as they looked for the two cavities they were supposed to fill.  They could not find them.  I know that they were previously there because they had used the metal pick and I had felt where they poked into the holes.

I told the dentist about the clay and he said that the area must have re-mineralized.  They were both excited about it and they took down the information for the websites and I recommended Perry A~’s book to them.  I will definitely continue on tooth brushing with the clay as I enjoy stronger, healthier teeth which are also whiter looking.  Thank you for pointing out all the good uses of this product. Donna J.

End-Stage Liver Disease & Hep C

Just wanted to share a wonderful clay testimony. My niece has End-Stage Liver Disease and is awaiting a liver transplant.

I had the clay sent to her four weeks ago. Her ammonia level was 157, and last week’s blood work showed a level of 93. Also, best news — her Hep C has become inactive during this time. The clay is the only thing she is doing different, so we totally attribute it to that and her strong faith and will to live.

She takes Clay baths twice a day — she covers her body with a Clay mask, allows to dry and then gets into a bath. The severe body itching has subsided. She also makes a poultice over her liver area with Clay and covers with the Miracle II Gel. Will keep you posted. – Elaine S.

Constant Diarrhea

In October 2016, I started to have pretty well constant diarrhea. Saw my GP (Australian name for a non specialist MD.) and she put me on various medications with zero results.
She went on holidays and I saw another GP. She took me off all medications, to see what would happen. Went on unabated and needed a colonoscopy. Then I remembered the clay.

I started to take liquid clay, 3-4 oz, 3 times a day and used hydrated clay on relevant areas, in early February 2017. The diarrhea stopped completely in one and a half days, never to return, and it is now April! Never had the colonoscopy.

I did however have a severe detox reaction, with beetroot red swollen glands under my armpits, so I put clay packs there as well and they too are now history.

PERSONAL NOTE: The part about the swollen glands reminds me of my own experience working with clay. I did the 21 day 3 times a day protocol and started feeling painful little lumps forming under the skin in my armpits, but didn’t really equate it to the clay until I upped the dose as given in the directions when dealing with more serious/long-standing conditions and that seemed to be too much for my body to handle fairly comfortably. The lumps rose to the surface and began oozing pus, with more lumps forming as others would be getting better. 

Not a fun or comfortable experience, to say the least, especially since it was the middle of summer when armpits are more prone to get sweaty. I stopped using the clay for awhile and it actually took several months before things started easing up. But I’ve had a number of health issues and a low level infection and congested lymph for years, so I’m sure that’s part of why I had such an extreme reaction. Even with other types of cleansing and detoxing I’d done, it was like the clay was the only thing that reached things at a deeper level that had been accumulating for a long time. The one good thing is the experience showed me how truly powerful using the clay can be.

FYI, the armpits (and groin) are major areas where lymph collects, so I think that’s why I had the reaction there. But I couldn’t understand why my left armpit was affected so much more than my right one, until I happened to read somewhere that, for some reason, the body naturally has a much greater percentage of lymph nodes and activity there than on the right-side. I’d never realized that before!

Also, if you plan on using the clay for detoxing baths, I highly recommend ordering from Even Better Now for 100% pure sodium bentonite clay, which has the highest cation exchange capacity of any bathing clay tested on the market. It is hypoallergenic and contains no excipients or fillers, and is free of bacteria, viruses, molds or yeasts, and easily disperses in water, with virtually no clumping. Unlike other bathing clays, EBN® Cleansing Clay can be safely rinsed down the drain, with no drain guards or special cleaning or clay dissolving agents required. 

p. s. The above testimonials I listed are just a few I’ve received by being on Perry A’s mailing list. She no longer offers the free webinars, but you can check out her archive of information and sign up to get on her mailing list at the bottom of the site she hosts. She also offers a book and if you end up using her archive or getting on her list, I highly recommend donating a little something to help her defray the cost of the great wealth of information she is offering to people for free.

You can refer back to the previous Self-help posts on bentonite clay for multiple ways to use it, but here’s a quick synopsis of the most common ones:

INTERNAL USE – For a single serving, mix 1 tsp of clay with 2 oz of high quality water; shake well and drink. Be sure to avoid using metal containers and measuring spoons when measuring, mixing or storing this liquid.

Multiple servings can be made at once and stored in an air-tight glass or plastic container. When stored properly, the clay will keep indefinitely. Keep out of close proximity to chemicals and strong odors.

FOR BATHS – Sprinkle 1 or more cups of clay into running bath water and stir to keep from clumping

TOPICAL USE – Mix 3 parts water to 1 part clay (use glass on plastic container only!); let stand until clay has fully set and apply as needed to skin, let dry, and then rinse clean. Can be used to sooth irritations, help wounds and burns when applied as a poultice.

Avoid contact with eyes. In the event that irritation occurs or continues, consult a health care practitioner.

Two of the related Self-help Health posts on clay:

The Healing Benefits of Clay

Clay Baths, Packs And More


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Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained health care practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

Vibes Up AgeLESS Extreme Cream Special + Oral Health + Plus Free Scalar Sessions!

A quick post to let you know about some great deals and free stuff!

Anyone who’s followed this blog for awhile knows what a fan I am of the Vibes Up products. Love that they are from a company it’s a pleasure to support and they provide multiple benefits (help balance our bodies, off-set EMFs, add nurturing Earth energy to our environment, and more!)

Well, I found out recently they are having a wonderful special on one of my absolute favorite products…..the AgeLESS Extreme Cream. Have been using this for a number of years and when my friend from CA sent me a Vibes Up gift card last Christmas, this was the first thing I used it for, since I’d almost used up my current supply.

Read the message below from VU owner and Visionary Product Award winner Kaitlyn Keyt to discover just some of what makes this cream so unique. She playfully calls it “the lazy girls (or boys) cream,” because it does so much with so little effort on your part, which basically involves just spreading it on your skin. 🙂 And I love that it now offers even better sunscreen protection than before, AND from ALL-NATURAL sources.

VU squishy energy mats are also on special right now; these are my #1 fave, because of their versatility. I have bought a number of mats over the years in a variety of sizes and shapes and use them on a daily basis, so NOW is definitely the time to visit Vibes Up! p. s. I also highly recommend the Therapy Bears, VibeLITES, and shungite bracelets.

Provides vibrational therapy for skin care, energy work or specific areas that need TLC!


EWG and others have released cautions that many kinds of sunscreens contain ingredients that are toxic, create imbalances in the body, and can cause cancer. The AgeLESS Crystal Cream NOW also contains carrot and raspberry seed extracts, which are known for their sun protection abilities that can go comparatively up to 32 SPF. Amazing how great natural products can work!


Each person is different, so test the cream on yourself for short exposure and see how much it helps, and remember to never over-expose your skin to sun. I used it on a cruise by putting it on my arms and first tried a little exposure. When I saw how great it worked on my lily white skin, I did it again for a half day of exposure and it worked GREAT for me. Now I use it as my main source of sun protection along with bringing a thin long sleeved cover up for when the sun gets intense.


We did a special batch of body lotion and added bigger crystals, some AgeLESS formula and natural sunscreen alternative. Details below of how we are giving 6 oz pouches of this away in the cream special.


Aging has everything to do with vibrations; the lower something vibrates, the faster it deteriorates. Feel the buzz, this crystal cream raises the vibrations of you and your skin. It was nicknamed the BUZZ CREAM, because people were walking around telling others their hands were buzzing from sampling it at our expo booth. Apply to face, neck and hands, or anyplace that needs some extra good energy.

Crystal Cream is a yummy blend of actual tiny crystals, minerals, essential oils, flower essences, herbs and VibesUP’s famous liquid crystal amplifying formula that can be used for skin care, or you can even apply it to your hands/palms to bring more of Nature’s miracle vibrations into any energy work you do. You can also apply to a specific area that could use some extra TLC, such as a sore throat, knee, stiff shoulders etc.

I use to have large pores that would get clogged, etc. I recently had a facial and the lady commented on how nice and taut and clean my pores were. Yeah!!


Kaitlyn uses AgeLESS Crystal Cream on her face, neck, chest and ONLY left hand and no cream on the right hand. Look for differences not only in wrinkles, but age spots, veins and even color VIBRANCY. 

A picture is worth a 1000 words! Do  a ‘hands-on’ experiment ( yes, pun intended). Sometimes, as we achieve improvements, we forget how things were before. So I applied the Crystal Cream every morning and every evening to my face neck and chest and to the top of my left hand only. Within a couple of weeks I could see a noticeable difference.

Now, it has been several years. It always makes me happy to look at the tops of my hands and say the left hand is my skin on my face now and the right hand is how it would be if I had not used the cream.  I am 55 years old; the skin on my face is virtually wrinkle free. AND it’s not just about wrinkles… the skin color is better, more vibrant, and there are no age spots on the area of the hand I use the cream on.

Again, I apply the cream to my face, neck, chest and back of only one hand. This way I can compare the progress. Keep your eye on changes in the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, veins and even the vibrant coloring. You can look at your hands and say, THAT is how my skin WAS, and THIS is how it IS NOW with Vibrational Therapy! It’s fun to show others and watch them start to have a new perspective on how powerful the effect of vibrational energy is!

*Essential Oils and plants in this cream: Lavender, Lemon, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Geranium, Sandalwood, Ginger, Clove, Orange, Patchouli, Myrrh, Sweet Almond Oil, Raspberry Seed Extract, Carrot Seed Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Apricot Juice, Apple Fruit Extract, Evening Primrose Oil,  Organic Cranberry Fruit Extract, Organic Red Raspberry Fruit Extract, Organic Blueberry Fruit Extract, Organic White Willow Bark Extract, Organic Neem Seed Oil, Organic Rosemary Leaf Extract

* See website for full ingredient list. PARABEN FREE

HOW THE 3 for 1 AgeLESS Crystal Cream SPECIAL WORKS….

For each Jar of AgeLESS Crystal Cream purchased you also receive a refill pouch containing enough AgeLESS Crystal Cream for two additional refills. (picture says pouch is 3 oz, but yours will contain 5 oz and jars hold 2.5 oz)

If you purchase:
1 JAR you also receive 1 pouch = 2 refills
2 JARS you also receive 2 pouches = 4 refills and a travel size bamboo crystal cream ($9.99 value)
3 JARS  also receive 3 pouches = 6 refills and a travel size bamboo crystal cream ($9.99 value) AND a 6 oz POUCH OF BODY LOTION with the SUNSCREEN ALTERNATIVE

(SHELF life is 8-12 mos, depending on temp it is stored at; cooler temp is better, you can even refrigerate. Or you can always give some as gifts to those you care about by using nice little containers to put portions in.)

Visit the Vibes Up website!

6/1/21 UPDATE: There’s a special on the Ageless cream going on again right now for a limited time, so it’s the perfect time to stock up or get some as gifts for friends!

Related Self-help Health post: EMFs, Your Health & Vibes Up

Also, here’s an article from the people over at Orawellness, who make two of my favorite oral care products HealThy Mouth Blend and Shine. It includes a DIY recipe for making your own remineralizing toothpaste; you can get a free e-book on stopping decay and remineralizing your teeth here.

And if you have never done the neurotransmitter and endorphin program, here’s an offer from Tom Paladino you shouldn’t pass up….

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For a full 30 Days, the opportunity to experience our latest program to enhance your brain health is yours! And…

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For a limited time you not only will be able to access your 30-Day ENDORPHIN & NEUROTRANSMITTER PROGRAM for FREE by visiting this link, but you’ll also be able to share this rare offer with someone you love.

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p.s. Be sure to subscribe to Self-help Health so you don’t miss any future posts, and tell your friends to do the same. Also check out my website’s To Your Health page and Evolution Made Easier blog for more helpful health tips, tools and information. Also, because I truly believe in and want to support  companies who make products I endorse, I have become an affiliate of Vibes Up. If you happen to make a purchase through the link in this post, Self-help Health will get credit for having sent you. This in no way adds to your cost, but DOES support VU and this site and you end up with some great products! Win-win-win. 🙂 

Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained health care practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

Nitric Oxide Dump = New Exercise Routine


This sounds interesting. I think I will give it a try. Want to join me?….


 By Dr. Joseph Mercola

Having been an avid exerciser for nearly five decades, there’s no doubt in my mind that a comprehensive fitness routine is essential for optimal health. Health and fitness is an ongoing, lifelong journey, though. It’s important to take stock of where you are and to keep pushing yourself to new heights. At the same time, you need to listen to your body and be willing to fine-tune or completely alter your workout routine as your circumstances change.

As an example, for nearly 40 years my primary exercise was long-distance running, but as I got older, I realized there were healthier and far more effective forms of exercise. Once I switched from running to peak fitness high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and strength training, my fitness soared and my physique changed rather dramatically for the better.

A significant piece of the puzzle relates to how HIIT improves your mitochondria, and generates more of them. Mitochondria are tiny organelles found in nearly all of your cells, responsible for production of energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). The more mitochondria you have and the healthier they are, the more energy your body can generate and the lower your risk of chronic diseases like arthritis, cancerheart disease and Alzheimer’s

Two Key Strategies to Help Your Fitness Soar in 2017

I still believe HIIT is the most effective and efficient way to reach your fitness goals, but I’ve further fine-tuned my approach and now use an even shorter routine that I believe is just as effective while being far safer, especially if you’re older or just starting out. Below, I’ll discuss this new technique, which I refer to as “the nitric oxide dump.”

The scientific literature also clearly shows that sitting for extended periods is a major, independent risk factor for chronic disease, even if you exercise regularly, so daily non-exercise movement is likely one of the most important fitness strategies for many — especially if you’re currently not exercising on a regular basis.

The reason for this is because sitting blocks a number of insulin-mediated systems, including muscular and cellular pathways that process blood sugar, triglycerides and cholesterol. Standing up — bearing your own body weight on your legs — activates all of these systems at the molecular level. I’ll review this below as well.

Super-Simple Way to Boost Your Health in Less Than 10 Minutes a Day

As mentioned, while I still endorse HIIT, I believe I’ve learned an even easier way to reap most if not all of the same benefits of a more elaborate HIIT protocol with just four simple movements — no weights or equipment required. Best of all, it only requires three minutes of your time, twice or three times a day, with at least two hours between sessions.

This is the nitric oxide (NO) dump exercise developed by Dr. Zach Bush. NO is an extremely important part of biochemical regulation, and understanding and controlling its formation has the potential for profound influences on your health. Most notably, NO:

  • Protects your heart by relaxing your blood vessels and lowering your blood pressure
  • Stimulates your brain
  • Kills bacteria and defends against tumor cells
  • Helps maintain homeostasis in your body

For a demonstration, see the video above. If you have previously watched this video, please review it again as I recently updated it to correct a couple of errors and omissions that sneaked into my previous video. A key component I forgot in my earlier video is to make sure you’re breathing through your nose and not your mouth. Your nose actually regulates more than 30 physical processes, including the release of NO, and of course serves to filter the air you breathe.

Compared to a regular HIIT protocol, the NO dump exercise is a far gentler strategy that can be done by just about anyone, regardless of your current level of fitness or age. You’d be hard-pressed to injure yourself doing this. Since you’re just using your body to perform simple knee bends and arm lifts, the exercise is more or less automatically customized to your current level of ability.

Yet, despite its simplicity, I’m convinced you’ll still obtain most of the benefits you get from HIIT. While I demonstrate 20 reps in the above video, it is best to start at 10 reps and gradually work your way up to 20. Remember, don’t do this more than every two hours, as it takes that long for the NO to be generated from eNOS (endothelial nitric oxide synthase).


UPDATE 7/1/20: Check out this recent post for a HIIT routine that takes less than 4 minutes that I’ve been doing lately and really like . Simple, quick and easy to fit in any time of the day. There’s also a Jin Shin Jyutsu routine at the end of the post for giving yourself a natural face lift! Good combo! 🙂


And for those of you wanting to have healthier teeth and gums AND save money on dental visits, check out my What’s New page for details about the Alternatives to Dentists program that comes with a 90-day money back guarantee, plus several bonuses, including a free dental care kit. You’ll also find information about free health e-books and other resources. 



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Disclaimer: Please not that any information provided here is as a guideline only, and not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

Hydrogen Peroxide: Inexpensive Multi-purpose Health, Household And Beauty Aid


Hydrogen peroxide is one of those readily available, inexpensive items that everyone is familiar with, but may not be aware of the wide variety of uses it has. It is definitely a multi-purpose health, household and beauty aid that should always be on hand, and this article by Andrea Harper does a good job of highlighting a number of ways hydrogen peroxide can help make your life easier and healthier. Just like apple cider vinegar and baking soda, no home should be without it……



By Andrea Harper

Hydrogen peroxide is the only germicidal agent composed only of water and oxygen. Like ozone, it kills disease organisms by oxidation! Hydrogen peroxide is considered the worlds safest all natural effective sanitizer. It kills microorganisms by oxidizing them, which can be best described as a controlled burning process. When Hydrogen peroxide reacts with organic material it breaks down into oxygen and water.

1. Whiten Clothes – An Alternative to Beach

Add a cup of peroxide to white clothes in your laundry to whiten them. Peroxide is great to get rid of blood stains on clothes and carpets. If there is blood on clothing, just pour directly on the spot, let it sit for about a minute, then rub and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.

2. Health

Your body makes hydrogen peroxide to fight infection which must be present for our immune system to function correctly. White blood cells are known as leukocytes. A sub-class of leukocytes called neutrophils produce hydrogen peroxide as the first line of defense against toxins, parasites, bacteria, viruses and yeast.

3. Rejuvenating Detoxifying Bath

Use about 2 quarts 3% hydrogen peroxide to a tub of warm water. Soak at least 1/2 hour, adding hot water as needed to maintain a comfortable water temperature.

4. Foot Fungus

To cure a foot fungus, simply spray a 50/50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry.

5. Douche

Add 2 capfuls of 3% hydrogen peroxide in warm distilled water once or twice a week to remove even chronic yeast infections.

6. Colonic or Enema

For a colonic, add 1 cup (8 ozs.) 3% H202 to 5 gallons warm water. (Do not exceed this amount) For an enema, add 1 tablespoon of 3% H202 to a quart of warm distilled water.

7. Infections

Soak any infections or cuts in 3% for five to ten minutes several times a day. Even gangrene that would not heal with any medicine has been healed by soaking in hydrogen peroxide. Put half a bottle of hydrogen peroxide in your bath to help rid boils, fungus or other skin infections.

8. Bird Mites Infections

Patients infected by tiny mites report that hydrogen peroxide effectively kills the mites on their skins. They spray it on their skin a couple of times (with a few minutes in between the applications) with amazing results.

9. Sinus Infections

A tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide added to 1 cup of non-chlorinated water can be used as a nasal spray. Depending on the degree of sinus involvement, one will have to adjust the amount of peroxide used.

10. Wound Care

3% H2O2 is used medically for cleaning wounds, removing dead tissue, and as an oral debriding agent. Peroxide stops slow (small vessel) wound bleeding/oozing, as well.

Some sources recommend soaking infections or cuts for five to ten minutes several times a day. However, washing and rinsing action is sufficient. You shouldn’t leave the solution on open tissue for extended periods of time as, like many oxidative antiseptics, hydrogen peroxide causes mild damage to tissue in open wounds. Therefore it is important to use with caution.

Personal Care

Mouthwash / Tooth Care

Healing Properties: Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. You will not have canker sores and your teeth will be whiter. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right away, put a capful of 3% hydrogen peroxide into your mouth and hold it for 10 minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly.

Personal Note: I would be careful with this and any of the other tips where you are using H2O2 in your mouth, as it may damage tooth enamel.

11. Mouthwash

Many people don’t realize that hydrogen peroxide makes a very effective and inexpensive mouthwash. Use a mixture of equal parts 3% H202 and water – add a dash of liquid chlorophyll for flavoring, if desired.

12. Toothpaste

Use baking soda and add enough 3% H202 to make a paste. You can also add some crystal salt.

13. Toothbrush

Or, just dip your brush in 3% H202 and brush. Soak your toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide to keep them free of germs.

14. Tooth Ache

Hydrogen peroxide is not a pain killer; however, as an anti-viral, antibacterial and anti-fungal agent, it is effective at treating the pathogen that is causing the infection. The following is from my own personal experience: My dentist wanted to give me a root canal some time ago as one tooth was inflamed and, in her opinion, would die. I felt some discomfort but told her that I would give it  a chance to heal. I rinsed with hydrogen peroxide (several times a day) as well as coconut oil (once a day). The discomfort went away and I have had no further problems with the tooth.

15. Tooth Whitening

Having used 3% hydrogen peroxide as a mouth wash for sometime ago, I am thrilled to note that my teeth have been beautifully and effortlessly whitened. I used to pay so much for professional whitening, those silly strips and uncomfortable trays. Live and learn.

NOTE: Do not swallow any peroxide. When the peroxide rinse is done, be sure to rinse out your mouth with water.

16. Hair Lightening

Peroxide is a bleaching agent and is used for lightened hair. Dilute 3% hydrogen peroxide with water (50 / 50) and spray the solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through. You will not have the peroxide burnt blonde hair like the hair dye packages, but more natural highlights if your hair is a light brown or dirty blonde. It also lightens gradually so it’s not a drastic change.

17. Contact Lenses

Hydrogen peroxide is used as a disinfectant in CIBA Vision’s Clear Care no rub contact lens cleaning solution, due to its ability to break down the proteins that build up on the lens from the eye’s immune response, resulting in increased comfort for those with sensitive eyes.

Sanitizing / Disinfectant / Cleaning

18. Straight or Diluted Hydrogen Peroxide

Clean your counters and table tops with hydrogen peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on the counters. Use hydrogen peroxide to clean glass and mirrors with no smearing.

Keep a spray bottle of 3% (straight) to disinfect the interior of the refrigerator and kids’ school lunch boxes.

19. In the Dishwasher

Add 2 oz. of 3% hydrogen peroxide to your regular washing formula.

Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of 3% hydrogen peroxide and water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system like bleach or most other disinfectants will. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour or spray hydrogen peroxide (and then vinegar) on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.

A combination of vinegar and hydrogen peroxide makes a cheap, effective and non-toxic disinfectant agent and is said to be more effective at killing pathogens than bleach.  As it is non-toxic, you can use it to disinfect fruits and vegetables, as well as pet toys, equipment and cages.  In tests run at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, pairing vinegar and hydrogen peroxide mists, kills virtually all Salmonella, Shigella, or E. coli bacteria on heavily contaminated food and surfaces.


You need TWO spray bottles. DO NOT MIX the solutions together. Put straight vinegar in one and straight Hydrogen peroxide in the other spray bottle.

NOTE: Light destroys peroxide rather quickly. It’s best to leave it in its original bottle and screw in a spray head. DO NOT DILUTE THEM.

Remember for any sanitizer to work properly, the surface has to be clean before you use it.

When you want to sanitize a surface (vegetables, cutting board, counters, sink, cages, toys. toilets, floors, etc.), spray one (it doesn’t matter which one you use first) on the surface, then you spray on the other.  When they mix, for a brief time the chemical action of the two make a very powerful sanitizer.  You can rinse off the surface afterwards, if you want, but the result is non-toxic.

20. Mold

Clean with hydrogen peroxide when your house becomes a bio-hazard after its invaded by toxic mold, such as those with water damage.

21. Humidifiers/Steamers

Use 1 pint 3% hydrogen peroxide to 1 gallon of water.

22. Laundry / Stain Removing

3% hydrogen peroxide is the best stain lifter if used fairly soon – although blood stains as old as 2 days have been successfully lifted with hydrogen peroxide, although it will bleach or discolor many fabrics. If a little peroxide is poured onto the stain, it will bubble up in the area of the blood, due to a reaction with catalase. After a few minutes the excess liquid can be wiped up with a cloth or paper towel and the stain will be gone.

3% H2O2 must be applied to clothing before blood stains can be accidentally “set” with heated water. Cold water and soap are then used to remove the peroxide treated blood.

23. Washing/Laundry

You can also add a cup of hydrogen peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing, pour directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.

Peroxide is a perfect alternate solution to keep those clothes white. Also, when chlorinating clothes, they tend to wear out faster – peroxide won’t do that.

Food Preparation

24. Vegetable Soak

Use as a vegetable wash or soak to kill bacteria and neutralize chemicals. Add 1/4 cup 3% H202 to a full sink of cold water. Soak light skinned (light lettuce) 20 minutes, thicker skinned (like cucumbers) 30 minutes. Drain, dry and refrigerate. Prolongs freshness.

If time is a problem, spray vegetables (and fruits) with a solution of 3%. Let stand for a few minutes, rinse and dry.

25.Meat Sanitizing

You can also use it to rinse off your meat before cooking.

26. Leftover tossed salad

Spray with a solution of 1/2 cup water and 1 Tbsp. 5%. Drain, cover and refrigerate.

27. Marinade

Place meat, fish or poultry in a casserole (avoid using aluminium pans). Cover with a dilute solution of equal parts of water and 3% H202. Place loosely covered in refrigerator for 1/2 hour. Rinse and cook.

28. Sprouting Seeds

Add 1 ounce 3% hydrogen peroxide to 1 pint of water and soak the seeds overnight. Add the same amount of hydrogen peroxide each time you rinse the seeds. You can also use a mixture of 1 part hydrogen peroxide to 32 parts water to improve your plants’ root system.

Grades of Hydrogen Peroxide

A) 3.5% Pharmaceutical Grade: This is the grade sold at your local drugstore or supermarket. This product is not recommended for internal use. It contains an assortment of stabilizers which shouldn’t be ingested. Various stabilizers include acetanilide, phenol, sodium stanate and tertrasodium phosphate.

B) 6% Beautician Grade: This is used in beauty shops to color hair and is not recommended for internal use.

C) 30% Reagent Grade: This is used for various scientific experimentation and also contains stabilizers. It is also not for internal use.

D) 30% to 32% Electronic Grade: This is used to clean electronic parts and not for internal use.

E) 35% Technical Grade: This is a more concentrated product than the Reagent Grade and differs slightly in that phosphorus is added to help neutralize any chlorine from the water used to dilute it.

F) 35% Food Grade: This is used in the production of foods like cheese, eggs, and whey-containing products. It is also sprayed on the foil lining of aseptic packages containing fruit juices and milk products. THIS IS THE ONLY GRADE RECOMMENDED FOR INTERNAL USE.

G) 90%: This is used as an oxygen source for rocket fuel.

Only 35% Food Grade hydrogen peroxide is recommended for internal use. At this concentration, however, hydrogen peroxide is a very strong oxidizer and if not diluted, it can be extremely dangerous or even fatal. Any concentrations over 10% can cause neurological reactions and damage to the upper gastrointestinal tract. There have been two known fatalities in children who ingested 27% and 40% concentrations of H202. Another report tells of a 26 month old female who swallowed one mouthful of 35% H202. She immediately began vomiting, followed by fainting and respiratory arrest. Fortunately, she was under emergency room care and although she experienced erosion and bleeding of the stomach and esophagus, she survived the incident. When she was re-examined 12 days later, the areas involved had healed (J Toxicol Clin Toxicol 90;28(1):95-100).

Personal note:  As with ANY food, drug, or supplement, using the product according to instructions is key to safety.  If someone uses too much, then of course ramifications may be felt.  We’ve NEVER heard of ANY harmful side effects from the correct usage of Food Grade hydrogen peroxide.

35% Food Grade H202 must be….

1. Handled carefully (direct contact will burn the skin- immediate flushing with water is recommended).

2. Diluted properly before use.

3. Stored safely and properly (after making a dilution the remainder should be stored tightly sealed in the freezer).

One of the most convenient methods of dispensing 35% H202 is from a small glass eye dropper bottle. These can be purchased at your local drugstore. Fill this with the 35% H202 and store the larger container in the freezer compartment of your refrigerator until more is needed. Store the eye dropper bottle in the refrigerator. The drops are mixed with either 6 to 8 ounces of distilled water, juice, aloe vera juice or gel.

(Don’t use chlorinated tap water to dilute the peroxide!)

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Here’s more about this “miracle in a bottle” …….

Spray down the shower with hydrogen peroxide to kill bacteria and viruses.

Wash shower curtains with hydrogen peroxide to remove mildew and soap scum. Place curtains in machine with a bath towel and your regular detergent. Add 1 cup full strength 3% hydrogen peroxide to the rinse cycle.

Use for towels that have become musty smelling. Combine 1/2 cup peroxide and 1/2 cup vinegar and let stand for 15 minutes, then wash as normal. Gets rid of the smell.

Use hydrogen peroxide to control fungi present in aquariums. Don’t worry, it won’t hurt your fish. Use sparingly for this purpose.

De-skunking solution: Combine 1 quart 3% H2O2, 1/4 cup baking soda, 1 teaspoon Dawn dish detergent, 2 quarts warm water.

Clean your sponges: Soak them for 10 minutes in a 50/50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and warm water in a shallow dish. Rinse the sponges thoroughly afterward.

Remove baked-on crud from pots and pans. Combine hydrogen peroxide with enough baking soda to make a paste, then rub onto the dirty pan and let it sit for a while. Come back later with a scrubby sponge and some warm water, and the baked-on stains will lift right off.

Whiten bathtub grout: First dry the tub thoroughly, then spray it liberally with hydrogen peroxide. Let it sit (it may bubble slightly) for a little while, then come back and scrub the grout with an old toothbrush. You may have to repeat the process a few times.

Clean the toilet bowl: Pour half a cup of hydrogen peroxide into the toilet bowl, let stand for 20 minutes, then scrub clean.

Brighten dingy floors: Combine half a cup of hydrogen peroxide with one gallon of hot water, then go to town on your flooring. Because it’s so mild, it’s safe for any floor type, and there’s no need to rinse.

Clean kids’ toys and play areas: Hydrogen peroxide is a safe cleaner to use around kids, or anyone with respiratory problems because it’s not a lung irritant. Spray toys, toy boxes, doorknobs, and anything else your kids touch on a regular basis.

Help out your plants:To ward off fungus, add a little hydrogen peroxide to your spray bottle the next time you’re spritzing plants.

Dab hydrogen peroxide on pimples or acne to help clear skin.

Remove yellowing from lace curtains or tablecloths: Fill a sink with cold water and a 2 cups of 3% hydrogen peroxide. Soak for at least an hour, rinse in cold water and air dry.

Use it to remove ear wax. Use a solution of 3% with olive or almond oil. Add a couple drops of oil first then H2O2. After a few minutes, tilt head to remove solution and wax. Can also be used for swimmer’s ear.


Hydrogen peroxide could really be called oxygen water, since it is basically the same chemical make up as water but with an extra oxygen atom (H2O2). Because of this, it breaks down quickly and harmlessly into oxygen and water.

It is found in all living material.

Your white blood cells naturally produce hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to fight bacteria and infections.

Fruit and vegetables naturally produce hydrogen peroxide. This is one of the reasons why it is so healthy to eat fresh fruit and vegetables.

It is found in massive dosages in the mother’s first milk, called colostrum, and is transferred to the baby to boost their immune system.

It is found in rain water because some of the H20 in the atmosphere receives an additional oxygen atom from the ozone (O3) and this H2O2 makes plants grow faster.

Hydrogen peroxide has a very simple composition: just water and oxygen. However, its potency lies in its simplicity: it is a powerful antiseptic and can destroy a variety of pathogens through the process of oxidation.

While hydrogen peroxide is usually thought of as a disinfectant for minor cuts and scrapes, it can also be highly effective in halting colds and flu in their tracks. At the first sign of any distress (lethargy, coughing, sneezing, swollen glands, etc.), fill the cap with peroxide and fill your ear canal. Tilt head for 3 to 4 minutes (or longer) to retain (there may be some slight bubbling), then allow to drain out

The key to success with this home remedy is the timing. You must get the peroxide in the ear canal at the very first sign of illness for it to be effective. Miss the window and you will most likely suffer the full bout of the virus.

The theory behind the peroxide protocol came from Richard Simmons M.D., who hypothesized that colds and flu viruses enter the body through the ear canal, not the nose and throat. Like most other non-patentable therapies, the medical community at large ignored the hypothesis and the effectiveness of hydrogen peroxide.

In 1938 German researchers used hydrogen peroxide to treat colds and flu with much success, but their research has also been all but ignored. However, even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizes the effectiveness of hydrogen peroxide to kill influenza viruses.


Do you have a use for H2O2 not mentioned here? Please share in the comment section so that other people can benefit.



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Disclaimer: Please note that any information provided here is as a guideline only, and not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.








It’s Multiple Health Tips Day Again!


Here we go with another round of multiple health tips, instead of a post focusing on just one particular topic. Hope you find something you can use! 


# 1 -Here’s a simple-to-use tip I found on Pinterest from and Tonda Thomas….

Acupressure/Acupuncture Point "Heavenly Appearance" (SI17) This acupuncture point benefits the ears and throat, reduces swelling, relaxes the face lower muscles and helps flushing out toxins.How to work this point? Turn your head in the opposite direction to find the point. Then, the most convenient way is to use the pad of the middle finger. Press inwards, in the direction of the inside of your mouth. Breathe slowly and deeply for 1 to 2 minutes:

Acupressure/Acupuncture Point “Heavenly Appearance” (SI17) – This acupuncture point benefits the ears and throat, reduces swelling, relaxes the face lower muscles and helps flushing out toxins.How to work this point? Turn your head in the opposite direction to find the point. Then, the most convenient way is to use the pad of the middle finger. Press inwards, in the direction of the inside of your mouth. Breathe slowly and deeply for 1 to 2 minutes.


# 2 – From…..

Lemon Juice : Health Benefits of Juicing Lemons

Baking Soda and Lemon Juice FOR Cancer:

Recent studies have shown that consuming citrus fruits, specifically lemons, has prevented, and in some cases helped cure, cancer. And by adding baking soda you will normalize the pH of the body which does not allow the cancer to continue to spread. Chemotherapy has horrible side effects, the worst being that it destroys healthy cells. A combination of baking soda and lemon, on the other hand, only kills the cancer cells.

Patients should drink two teaspoons of lemon juice with half a teaspoon of baking soda. Consume the drink before breakfast on an empty stomach for better effect, and make sure to use organic lemons. They are 100 times more effective than a lemon grown with chemical fertilizers and sprayed with chemicals. Lemon has already been proven to have strong anti–carcinogenic properties. In addition to this, there are many other useful properties (read this SHH post), including having a strong effect on cysts and tumors.

Related Self-help Health post: Baking Soda: It’s Not Just For The Kitchen


# 3 – Here’s a video about using white vinegar and alcohol to help remove excess earwax when your ear canal is clogged up…..


# 4 – A simple treatment from to try for migraines that includes two top self-help health aids, lemon and crystal salt….

Himalayan salt in bagMigraines are extremely common and can stem from a variety of causes. They cause pain as real as the pain of injuries, as a really bad migraine can pretty much cripple you and take you down for the rest of your day.

Hence, headache sufferers seek treatment on a near-daily basis. Fortunately, there are several home-remedy treatments that can help alleviate migraine pain, but it seems that the best thing to use in this case is salt. Read on to discover the way salt can relieve a migraine in seconds.

Make sure to use high quality salt such as Himalayan crystal salt, as it is the most complete salt in the world. Himalayan salt contains 84 minerals, electrolytes and elements – a fascinating number considering that there are only 118 elements known to science.

Apart from reducing the severity of migraine headaches, this salt also increases energy levels, balances serotonin levels in the bloodstream, strengthens the immune system, restores the body’s alkaline and electrolyte balance and provides a number of other health benefits.

The salt treatment in case of migraines is quite simple and easy. Take a glass of lemon juice with a high concentration of Himalayan crystal salt and drink it. In most people, the juice from half a lemon and one teaspoon of salt provides the desired results. It works like magic! Give it a try!


# 5 – Another tip from…..this one has to do with re-purposing those silica gel packets found in shoe boxes….

No more foggy car windows

I absolutely adore this one, since foggy car windows cause me a lot of problems, especially in damp weather season. This goes to all you drivers out there; it’s a true lifesaver in the winter. Instead of waiting for your windows to defog, which in older car models can take forever, put a bunch of these silica gel bags under your windshield from the inside immediately. You’ll see that tomorrow your windows won’t be foggy. It’s the fastest way to stop your windows from fogging up and you’ll save yourself the 10 extra minutes needed to clean them up.

For more re-purposing ideas:


# 6 – The rinds, peels, stems, leaves and seeds of many fruits and vegetables can be safely consumed and often contribute valuable nutrition and phytochemicals to your diet.  Here are some examples from a post by Dr. Mercola:

  • Swiss chard stems are rich in the amino acid glutamine, which is beneficial for your immune system.
  • Celery tops contain five times more magnesium and calcium than the stalks.
  • Broccoli leaves provide about 90 percent of your daily vitamin A requirement, compared to 3 percent in the florets.
  • Outer layers of onion skins (including the papery skin) are thought to be the most nutritious, including concentrating the highest amounts of flavonoids. Try simmering onion skins in soups and stock, then removing before serving.

Watermelon rinds and seeds are another example. Watermelon rind contains more of the amino acid citrulline than the pink flesh. Citrulline is converted to arginine in your kidneys, and this amino acid is important for heart health and maintaining your immune system.Black watermelon seeds are also edible and actually quite healthy. They contain iron, zinc, protein and fiber.

Passion fruit peel provides another example. It contains a novel mixture of bioflavonoids that have been found to reduce wheeze and cough and improve shortness of breath in people with asthma.

Related Self-help Health post: Save Those Cantaloupe Seeds!


# 7 – Several studies have come out recently describing how Manuka honey can help cure gingivitis and periodontal disease. Due to its superior antimicrobial properties, researchers from the School of Dentistry, University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand) discovered that chewing or sucking on a Manuka honey product not only caused a 35% decrease in plaque, it led to a 35% reduction in bleeding sites in people suffering from gingivitis!

Related Self-help Health post: “Bee” Health Smart With Honey


# 8 – It’s time to start using more thyme :-)……

fresh <b>thyme</b> leaves adding mushrooms soy sauce cream sherry <b>thyme</b>

Thyme is a native to the Mediterranean, and was originally given the name “thyme” in Greece, they still use it in their cooking mixed with olive oil. Oil from the common herb thyme was discovered to kill up to 97% of human lung cancer cells. Recent research has shown that if you mix thyme and olive oil it will enhance the availability of hydroxytyrosol, olive oil’s most potent anti-cancer compound. Could this be the reason why Greeks have about half the rate of cancer compared to the rest of USA and the Europe?

Related Self-help Health post: Foods That Kill Cancer Stem Cells


# 9 – Pretty amazing study from an post……

Researchers chose 55 patients who had been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome, and using Cardiac Computed Tomography Angiography (CCTA), they measured their total coronary plaque volume as well as dense calcium, non-calcified plaque and low-attenuation plaque.

After that initial evaluation, the patients were given either a placebo or a 2,400 mg dose of aged garlic extract every day for one year. At the end of the year, follow up screening revealed that those who had taken the aged garlic extract had slowed total plaque accumulation by 80 percent! Double wow!

Related Self-help Health post: Garlic: Amazing Herb and Health Aid


# 10 & 11 – Here’s two ways from The Alternative Daily to give your immune system a boost. I’ve heard of the cold shower routine before, but not the drumming one. Cool!

Take a cold shower

No one wants to take a cold shower, but it may help your immune system to become a powerful disease-fighting machine. According to research, after a cold shower the body increases its metabolic rate while trying to warm up, which gives your immune system an extra boost. In one German study, participants who took cold showers caught fewer winter colds than their warm-shower counterparts.

Personal Note: Of course I recommend having a structured water unit for that shower! 🙂


It may sound unbelievable, but researchers from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California tested 111 people to determine if banging on a drum could benefit the immune system. They found when study participants used a drum, their immune systems showed instant improvement. Those who drummed in a group had the biggest immune system boost. So start that drum circle with your friends. It’s healthy!


# 12 – More good news about green tea from Easy Health Options

Green Tea Compound – Promise for Tackling Cancer

When the Bauru School of Dentistry in Sau Paulo did an experiment in which they immersed teeth in cola soft drinks with and without green tea added, they found that supplementing the soft drink with green tea reduced enamel erosion by up to 40 percent.

Green tea is so good for your mouth that they’re using it to enhance healing after dental surgery.

It’s so simple to make. Water and tea leaves and a little bit of heat is all you need. Of course, sweetened green tea would defeat the purpose, so if you want bottled green tea, look for unprocessed and unfiltered versions.

You can now get mouthwashes with green tea in them, too, and they’ve been proven to reduce plaque and gingivitis as well.

Related Self-help Health post: Green Tea: Drink Up For Weight Loss, Dental Health & More


# 13 – And here’s a nice tip to end on. This sounds like a great free resource….. 

Total Wellness Summit

You’ll learn from some great speakers, like Kris Carr, David Wolfe, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Jon Gabriel, Dr. Axe and many more, how to:

  • Detoxify naturally
  • Boost your health
  • Nourish and heal
  • Reduce stress
  • Feel true happiness
  • Reverse chronic disease
  • Discover true purpose
  • Break food addictions
  • Nourish with real food
  • Lose weight

Fast track your path to health when you register today!

Got any tips of your own to share? Leave a comment if you do!

Related Self-help Health posts:

Tips, Tips And More Tips

Tips, Tips And More Tips: Round Two

Tips, Tips And More Tips: Round Three

Tips, Tips, Tips: Round Four


p.s. Be sure to give Self-help Health a follow so you don’t miss out on any future posts. Also check out the To Your Health page at my website Evolution Made Easier and my other blog for more helpful information, tips, tools and resources.

Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

Free Events, 5 Minute Energy Routine, And Aromatherapy Frequency Downloads


I have a number of free health resources for you today, including 3 event series, a 5 minute energy routine, and some interesting aromatherapy frequency downloads…..


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The theme of this year’s event (the second Evolution of Medicine Summit!) is“Healthcare from Scratch.” But, what does that mean for you? Today, our healthcare system works well when you have an emergency, but to treat chronic illnesses like heart disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer, we need to reinvent healthcare to help you live longer, happier and healthier lives.

With 30+ presentations that give you information to effectively prevent and manage chronic disease, discussion will include:

  • Our current health system and its limitations (plus, alternatives you can access!)
  • How to take advantage of health technology
  • Sharing a vision for an empowered, proactive and participatory healthcare system
  • Preventing chronic disease and taking control of your health today!



80% of disease symptoms are caused by problems in the mouth, and millions are exposed to disease-promoting dental procedures every day! Oral health is the most overlooked health issue in conventional and integrative medicine, yet…

  • It’s possible to reverse cancer by properly eliminating oral infections
  • 90% of all heart attacks are caused by oral pathogens
  • Autoimmune disorders can be resolved by getting rid of toxic dental materials
  • Reversing gum disease can help you get rid of digestive problems
  • Root canal procedures increase your risk of cancer and other degenerative diseases

Why Attend?

Jonathan Landsman has gathered 34 of the world’s top experts to show you the best ways to improve oral health, prevent and reverse disease symptoms, and save thousands of dollars in unwanted medical expenses. By attending the Holistic Oral Health Summit, you’ll learn how to identify, prevent and eliminate the roots of disease.

The Holistic Oral Health Summit will cover:

  • Is Your Mouth Killing You?
  • Toxins and Bugs: The Dangers Lurking in the Mouth
  • Is It Wise to Keep Your Wisdom Teeth?
  • Dental Implant News: Warning and Solutions
  • Gum Disease: Signs, Symptoms and Solutions
  • Mercury Poisoning: Signs, Tests and a Detox Plan
  • Plus, much more!

Attend and listen to the following experts:

  • Ronald Hunninghake, MD, Vitamin C Therapy: Neutralizing Dental Toxins
  • Amy Myers, MD, Autoimmune Disease: The Oral Health Connection
  • Boyd Haley, PhD, Mercury Exposure: An Alzheimer’s Disease Alert
  • Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD, The Roots of Heart Disease
  • Mike Adams, NaturalNews, Conventional Dentistry: A Risk to Society

With 29 additional expert talks sharing how poor oral health is directly connected to chronic disease symptoms, this invaluable resource is intended for everyone concerned about their health!

Register today and you’ll get the following free gifts:

  • Gift #1: The 3 Most Important Things to Know Before Seeing a Dentist by Stuart Nunnally, DDS, MS
  • Gift #2: Reversing Disease: An Overlooked Solution by Ronald Hunninghake, MD
  • Gift #3: Essential Oils for Oral Health by Dr. Eric Zielinski (Summit Talk)
  • Gift #4: Why Leaky Gut Causes Tooth Decay and 5 Ways to Cure It by Dr. Josh Axe (Summit Talk)


Some of the top minds and best-known speakers in the field of Integrative Medicine are featured through live broadcasts, videos on-demand, online chat rooms and attendee hangouts, virtual exhibitor booths, and additional bonus media. The World Summit of Integrative Medicine (WSIM) is a unique opportunity for innovative healthcare education.

The inspiration for the World Summit comes from this idea from my book, Creative Integrative Medicine:

“The tree of medicine must be transplanted into new soil, where its roots can deepen and intertwine to reach a more complex source of healing knowledge and bring together all traditions of healing, ancient and modern.”

The concept of Creative Integrative Medicine is to “redesign the medical curriculum based upon an updated model of science defined by the premises of quantum physics that allows modern medicine to blossom now in a new multidimensional model of healing open to the full potentiality of the individual.”

The World Summit of Integrative Medicine 2015 responds to the urgency to gather together around this new perception of reality that will reveal the infinite potentiality of human beings.

The World Summit showcases renowned speakers, doctors, scientists, and researchers aligned with this profound and more humanistic vision of reality: Dr. Amit Goswami, Nassim Haramein, Dr. Lissa Rankin, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Lynne McTaggart, Dr. Dean Radin, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Dr. Yury Kronn, Dr. Patrick Porter, Caroline Myss, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Dr. Jeffrey Fannin, Dr. Joan Borysenko, Gregg Braden, Rupert Sheldrake, David “Avocado” Wolfe, and others, along with thousands of participants from five continents.

You can sign up for any and all of these free events on my What’s New page.

And here’s a video of a 5 minute energy routine by health guru Donna Eden that a friend told me about. I tried it earlier today and plan to continue for at least a week and see how my body feels after using it…..

And I’ve mentioned several times what a big fan I’ve become of essential oils, so I was intrigued by this offer of 4 free Aromatherapy Frequency Downloads from Geoff Wilkins. I have already downloaded them, but haven’t had a chance to check them out yet and am anxious to see what my body thinks of them…..

Clinical research shows that essential oils have the highest frequency of any known natural substance. They start at 52 Hz for Bergamot Oil and go as high as 320 MHz for Rose Oil. The frequencies of essential oils have the ability to help restore and/or maintain a person’s own frequency for optimal health. Geoff Wilkins has incorporated harmonics of these frequencies into aroma oil compositions.

Aromatherapy Frequencies:  Clinical research shows that essential oils have the highest frequency of any known natural substance. They start at 52 MHz for Bergamot Oil and go as high as 320 MHz for Rose Oil. The frequencies of essential oils have the ability to help restore and/or maintain a person’s own frequency for optimal health, creating an environment in which microbes can’t survive. We have incorporated harmonics of these frequencies into our aroma oil compositions.

Rife FrequenciesRoyal Rife discovered a number of frequencies that he used to destroy micro organisms and treat disease. Some of these frequencies have been incorporated into the aromatherapy frequencies . 

Solfeggio FrequencyEach aroma oil composition contains a Solfeggio 528Hz harmonic. This frequency has been used to repair DNA and body function at a cellular level.

Brainwave EntrainmentThis is a process that changes brainwave activity to more beneficial frequencies. We have included 2 levels of brainwave entrainment in each of the aroma compositions. The first is an isochronic ( no headphones required) beat to induce a deep alpha state. The second is a delta wave binaural ( will need headphones) specifically designed to stimulate the pituitary gland. This binaural has been used to stimulate HGH and help in cases of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia

Aromatherapy oil treatment frequencies. Each frequency set is 40 minutes in length. 

Download #1 –  Rose Oil Frequencies 

Rose oil can be used to treat:  depression, eczema, frigidity, mature skin, menopause, stress
This composition contains the rife frequencies for eczema, chronic fatigue & depression
Contains an isochronic beat to create a deep alpha brainwave state for relaxation, stress relief and meditation
Contains a binaural beat (headphones required) to stimulate the pituitary gland to release more HGH
Contains the Solfeggio 528 frequency to help repair the body at a cellular level

Download #2 –  Tea Tree Oil Frequencies

Tea Tree oil can be used to treat: age spots, athlete’s foot, fungal infections, itching, urinary tract infections, warts
This composition contains the rife frequencies for anti fungal & warts
Contains an isochronic beat to create a deep alpha brainwave state for relaxation, stress relief and meditation
Contains a binaural beat (headphones required) to stimulate the pituitary gland to release more HGH
Contains the Solfeggio 528 frequency to help repair the body at a cellular level

Download #3- Sandalwood Oil Frequencies

Sandalwood oil can be used to treat: anxiety, fatigue, impotence, immune system, skin conditions, urinary infection
This composition contains the rife frequencies for anxiety, eczema, impotence, tonsilitis & chronic fatigue
Contains an isochronic beat to create a deep alpha brainwave state for relaxation, stress relief and meditation
Contains a binaural beat (headphones required) to stimulate the pituitary gland to release more HGH
Contains the Solfeggio 528 frequency to help repair the body at a cellular level

Download #4 – Clary Sage Oil Frequencies

Clary Sage oil can be used to treat: asthma, depression, muscle cramps and spasms, PMS relief
This composition contains the rife frequencies for depression, fibromyalgia, asthma & chronic fatigue
Contains an isochronic beat to create a deep alpha brainwave state for relaxation, stress relief and meditation
Contains a binaural beat (headphones required) to stimulate the pituitary gland to release more HGH
Contains the Solfeggio 528 frequency to help repair the body at a cellular level

You can download the rose oil, tea tree oil, sandalwood oil and clary sage oil frequencies here:

Related Self-help Health post:

Sound Healing: Harmonize Your Life & Body With Solfeggio Tones


p.s. Be sure to give Self-help Health a follow so you don’t miss out on any future posts. Also check out the To Your Health page at my website Evolution Made Easier and my other blog for more helpful information, tips, tools and resources.

Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.


Free Unstoppable Energy Event And Orawellness Does A “Floss-Off” :-)


Okay, today’s featured information is not based on a hard-hitting exposé, like the ones on the 14 ingredients in McDonald’s french fries or all the toxins in tea, but I have to admit it caught my attention, partly because I could identify with the dilemma of being overwhelmed by all the choices for floss these days. In fact, I was doing some shopping recently for my father, who’s in assisted living, and floss was on the list and I didn’t know where to start when I saw all the brands and options the store offered.

Anyway, I appreciate that the good folks over at Orawellness, who make a great organic Healthy Mouth Brushing Blend by the way, took the time to do all the research and comparisons I don’t have the time and background knowledge to undertake. AND I now have 2 new brands of floss I am going to start buying because of their results. Saved me a lot of time and effort, plus now I’ll feel like I’m investing in the best products and supporting companies that are more eco-friendly than some of the others……


What is the Best Floss on the Market and Why?

What is the best floss on the market and whyHave you ever gone to buy dental floss and felt numb by all the choices? I recall feeling confused by all the options and had lots of questions come up.

Should I get the dental tape, the fluffy stuff, or even the flosser picks with the cute kid’s heroes on them?

Which one is going to remove the most plaque from between my teeth?

Which floss is going to hold up and not shred on that one spot in my mouth where floss always seems to snap?

I’m sure you have your own version of these questions…

So we decided to do an analysis of 12 national brands of dental floss, test them and rank them based on several criteria and share our findings with you.   We selected from a wide range of companies (from big brands to smaller, ‘healthy’ brands) and types of floss (from traditional waxed to tapes and picks)

We chose to score each floss in 4 categories:  value, benefit/risk of floss, environmental friendliness, and quality of floss.  Here’s a quick description of each so you know where we are coming from in the analysis.

Cost Value:  This is simply the cost per use.  To determine the cost per use, we have assumed that you will use an 18” piece of floss for each use or a single flosser pick.  (We priced each floss online either at the website of the company who produces the floss, at, or in our own store if it carries the floss.)

Benefit/risk of floss:  In this category, we share best uses for the floss as well as any design type drawbacks of the floss.

Environmental friendliness:  Here we discuss the pros and cons of packaging, floss material, etc regarding the overall environment impact.

Quality of floss:  This is where we share our personal experience testing the floss, whether we liked it, whether it functioned well between tight contacts, tended to shred, etc.

We gave an amazon like 1-5 stars rating on each of the above categories, then averaged the scores for an overall OraWellness rating on each floss.

Instead of including all the flosses Orawellness tested, I will only feature the top 3 choices they came up with here, but I highly recommend reading the full article to see where your floss (you DO floss, don’t you?! ;-)) is on the list. I was surprised where some of the brands ranked.

Here are the winners:

Oral B Complete Deep Clean Ultra Floss

Health Benefit & Risk/Best Use:   It’s nice because it ‘fluffs out’ when you release pressure on the floss.  This is particularly beneficial if you have any bigger gaps between teeth as the floss is a matrix of filaments so grabs plaque and food better than many flosses.  The down side is it tends to snag on any filling/crown sharp edge or calculus and can shred, which is really a bummer when you get a tiny piece of floss stuck between two tight teeth.

Environmental Friendliness:  Plastic packaging, plastic container.

Quality of floss/ingredients:  This floss was our favorite many years ago and if we are traveling and need to purchase some floss in a pinch, this one functions pretty well.  Made of nylon.

Cost value:  $.03 per use.

Overall OraWellness score:  3.75 stars

Dr Tungs Smart Floss

Health Benefit & Risk/Best Use:  Dr Tung’s is one of our ‘go to’ flosses these days.  In fact, it’s Susan’s preferred floss.  This floss replaced the Oral B Ultra Floss several years ago when we found Dr Tungs.

Environmental Friendliness:  plastic packaging, ‘biodegradable’ plastic dispenser, nylon floss

(In their defense, Dr Tung’s is making a real effort to bring their packaging up to a more environmentally friendly status.)

Quality of floss/ingredients:  This floss is strong, it’s ‘fluffy’ and a bit stretchy.  It removes plaque better than most flosses we’ve tried.

Cost value: At $.10 per use, this floss is on the higher end of the cost for floss.  The cost factor is really the only downside to this floss.

Overall OraWellness score: 3.75 stars

Eco-Dent GentleFloss

Health Benefit & Risk/Best Use:  Great floss.  Very, very slightly waxed which makes the floss slide better.  But it’s not so waxy that using the technique we teach to put our Healthy Mouth Blend on the floss won’t work.  (If a floss is too waxed, the floss won’t absorb the Healthy Mouth Blend to use this powerful technique.)

Environmental Friendliness:  Finally, an awesome packaging solution!  Paperboard dispenser, no extra plastic packaging.  The only downside to the packaging is if it gets wet it will not function well.  But hey, that’s the idea of having a floss container made of pressed paper, right! :)

Quality of floss/ingredients:  nylon floss with quality ingredients included in the floss (various beneficial plant botanicals)  Like we stated above, the amount of wax on this floss is just right.  This is Will’s favorite floss and the one that we carry in our store.  Given the combination of value/cost per use, sustainable packaging, and quality of floss, this is tied for #1 for us.  (Among the lowest cost per use + great floss = no brainer)

Cost value:  $.03 per use

Overall OraWellness score: 4.5 star


FYI, you can get both the Dr Tung’s Smart Floss and Eco Dent Gentlefloss, as well as numerous other flosses, at discount prices at Vitacost and iHerb, two of my favorite on-line places to shop. I’ll be ordering some myself in the next few days.

How about you?  What’s your favorite floss and why?  Was it one of the ones in the “floss-off”?  Please share your input in the comments below, especially if you know of an awesome floss that didn’t get reviewed!

Related Self-help Health post:

Floss…..If You Know What’s Good For You!


Also, here’s a free event I wanted to let you know about…..

If more often than not your life leaves you feeling depleted, anxious, stressed out or exhausted, and you want to get reconnected to your inner life force and experience more energy, passion, creativity and joy instead, you’re not alone.

That’s why Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, has invited Chopra Center-certified Perfect Health: Ayurvedic Lifestyle educator, Kimberly Wise, to host Unstoppable Energy: 4 Powerful Practices to Live Your Most Vibrant Life, an all-new Chopra Center online event on Wednesday, May 6th at 5 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. EST.

Kimberly is a professional wellness coach, business owner and busy working mom who doctors once called “permanently disabled” after a tragic accident left her broken and in chronic pain.

It’s a remarkable, one-hour look into a radically different approach to self-care that Kimberly used to transform her own health and the health of thousands of others – and that anyone can use to create unstoppable energy and vibrant health with ease.

In just one informative hour, she will reveal:

  • The simplest way to tune in to the subtle messages your head, heart and body are always sending you – so you know what you really need in any given moment to feel better fast.
  • How to instantly reframe the negative self-talk and judgement that sabotages all of us on our path to well-being – so it no longer stands in your way of long-term results.
  • The most important thing you’re probably not doing to set yourself up for success when it comes to your own self-care – and how to turn that around.
  • How to use inevitable setbacks as your greatest opportunities to fuel you forward – instead of being wracked with guilt and shame.
  • And, the easiest, best thing you can start doing right now to get reconnected with your inner life force and begin living your most authentic, vibrant life .

You can learn more and sign up here:



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Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

Floss,…. If You Know What’s Good For You!


Of course we all know that flossing helps with oral health in a variety of ways…. removing plaque, disrupting bacteria that cause bad breath and decay, massaging the gums, and getting the teeth cleaner. But this article by Will Revak of Orawellness highlights another very important reason to floss….heart and overall body health!



It’s easy to grasp the importance of regular oral hygiene to avoid mouth based issues like tooth decay and bleeding gums.

But when we stretch the discussion to whether regular flossing can lower our risk of a heart attack, understanding the link can get a bit fuzzy.

After all, where’s the connection between our mouths and our hearts anyway?

As you’ll see by the end of our discussion, having a healthy mouth is a great start toward having a healthy body.

Understanding the mouth/body connection…

In 2006, a team of researchers lead by Steven R. Gundry, M.D., of the International Heart and Lung Institute in Palm Springs, California did a study on 300 people who had moderate risk of heart disease.

The way the researchers determined if the people were at risk of heart disease was by measuring a common biomarker called C reactive protein (CRP).

CRP is a component of our blood that responds to the level of inflammation in the body. Doctors and researchers have found that CRP provides a better gauge of risk of heart disease than other common markers like blood cholesterol.

In the study, the researchers decided to only test what they called ‘lifestyle modification’.

The participants were simply asked to floss their teeth at least every other day.

That’s it!

In other words, researchers didn’t have the participants change the foods they ate or the amount of exercise they did.

Just floss at least every other day.

After 6 months, all 300 people had their C reactive protein levels tested again.

The CRP levels for all 300 participants had dropped under the threshold that made them ‘at risk’ of heart disease!

While that fact alone is awesome, the researchers then gave the world an important piece of information. Researchers instructed the participants to stop flossing.

And when their CRP levels were tested again, guess what?

Everyone’s CRP levels had gone back up into the ‘at risk’ levels.

It’s all about inflammation…

So, what does this tell us about the role of the mouth in the creation or destruction of the health of the whole body?

We all know that gum disease is a global silent epidemic and is the #1 cause of tooth loss in adults.

When the bad bugs implicated with gum disease get established along and under the gum line, the body reacts to this bacterial infection the same way the body responds to any infection, increase inflammation to promote a healing response.

But the problem doesn’t stay in the mouth. After as little as 9 days of exposure, the bad bugs can begin to travel throughout the body via the tiny capillaries in the gum tissue.

This is why we talk so much about whether your gums bleed when flossed.

If you have any ‘bleed points’ (aka gums bleed when flossed), that means that any bad bugs in that pocket have access to the bloodstream. They can and do swim upstream.

The unique area of the gum line…

When our bodies have an infection, fire bells go off and the immune system causes an inflammatory cascade in the area to isolate the infection and to increase the immune system’s ability to provide back up with white blood cells and other immune system defenders.

But in the case of bad bugs and gum disease, their basecamp is effectively ‘outside’ the reach of the immune system. Bad bugs colonize the gum pockets, which is that little pocket between the roots of our teeth and the gum tissue that surrounds each tooth.

In microbiology, the gum pocket is a border land between two worlds.

So bad bugs have access to the whole body via the bloodstream which causes the body to react to the widespread infection causing systemic inflammation, but the inflammatory immune response can’t get to the source of the infection.

This becomes a chronic inflammatory condition.

This chronic systemic inflammatory condition is the stuff that makes a great platform for heart attacks, strokes and so many other breakdowns in health.

Why flossing helps so much…

When bad bugs take up residence in the gum line, they look to build a strong basecamp there in order to build up their numbers to colonize more of the mouth.

Flossing does a great job in disrupting and disorganizing the bad bugs as they try to organize and colonize the gum line.

But remember, regular flossing is crucial to make a difference. If you only floss occasionally, you’ll only be temporarily disrupting the bad bugs attack on the body.

Regular flossing makes it very difficult for bad bugs to colonize the gum line.

Source: Does Flossing really lower my risK of a heart attack?

So there’s no question that flossing is good for you for a variety of reasons, and if this post has spurred you to be more determined in doing it regularly, then that’s great. Just know that using plastic flosser picks is not your best choice for the job. They are certainly convenient and obviously better than not flossing at all, but they can be hard on gum tissue if they snap through tight areas between teeth too forcibly. And they don’t do as good or thorough a job as regular flossing. They also don’t allow you a fresh area of floss after each tooth, so you could be spreading germs or infection from one area of your mouth to another.

And single-use plastic picks have a much bigger impact on the environment than strands of regular floss. They may be small, but every little bit adds to our ever-growing stockpile of garbage. I have generated my own waste pile by using them for quick flossing during the day to tide me over until my “full blown” floss routine at night. But I will start being more conscious about their drawbacks and environmental impact and try to use them only when absolutely necessary.

And if you want to super charge your ability to disrupt and disorganize bad bugs with flossing, check out this video that demonstrates a powerful way to reduce the bad bugs in gum pockets:

FYI, I use the Brushing Blend myself and have gotten to where I buy the 3-pack because it’s such a good deal (when you click on the ‘Add to Cart’ button you will see that option) and the small bottles last forever and are so convenient to take everywhere. I keep one in the bathroom, one in my purse, and one in my travel bag. It’s also nice to have around because a drop or two of the concentrated blend in water gives you a quick,  all-natural, organic mouthwash to use wherever you are. 

Related Self-help Health posts on dental care:


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Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine


Frankincense & Myrrh: Two Out Of Three Wise Men Agree :-)

I thought this would be a perfect time to put together a post on frankincense and myrrh, although I have to admit that, other than a reference to them in the story of The Three Wise Men, I knew little about them. I knew I loved the smell of a frankincense and myrrh Zum bar of soap someone gave me years ago, but it wasn’t until recently that I was even aware that boswellia and frankincense were the same thing.

Anyway, there’s a lot more to this dynamic duo than just a great scent. Yes, those two wise men were definitely on to something good, as Nick Polizzi of The Sacred Science reveals in this article …..


15 Benefits Of Frankincense Essential Oil

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Frankincense and Myrrh Still a Wise Gift of Health

……Boswellia herb is always in my home. I will often buy the ingestible powder at my local apothecary Rebecca’s in Boulder Colorado. I grind it in my coffee grinder for 5 seconds, and then encapsulate the finely ground powder. You can certainly buy commercially-prepared brands of this, you don’t have to hand-create it like me!

Boswellia has been studied and found to prevent the growth of certain types of cancers in ‘test tube’ studies. In 2009, researchers examined AKBA or “acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid” and found positive benefits. This is not the first study to suggest anti-cancer properties. The results of another study proved that frankincense oil could help with bladder cancer. The researchers concluded, “Frankincense oil might represent an alternative intra-vesical agent for bladder cancer treatment.”

Now, it’s time for myrrh which is another resin extracted from the Commiphora myrrha tree. Research confirms the presence of guggulsterones in myrrh which may help with cholesterol ratios, specifically by lowering LDL. Guggulsterones are blood thinners so be careful and don’t combine with aspirin, NSAIDs, warfarin or other blood thinners. One more thing, pregnant women should avoid myrrh, since it’s a uterine stimulant.

Most of the time that people talk about myrrh, they are referring to a topical form used to soothe your skin and help with gingivitis. So profound is myrrh’s ability to heal damaged tissues, Greek soldiers carried it into battle with them to use for skin infections and gangrene. Myrrh is a strong anti-bacterial, anti parasitic and anti-fungal. If you want to take it internally, you can look for herbal extracts, like the one made by Herb Pharm. Just like it’s relative frankincense, myrrh also possesses strong anti-cancer properties. A Chinese test tube study published in 2013, found that “cycloartane-type triterpernoids” could destroy prostate cancer cells. Pretty impressive! In fact, just inhaling the scent of pure frankincense or myrrh can cause your brain and heart to respond favorably. Centuries may go by, but it’s clear that frankincense and myrrh are still a wise gift of health. For a nice sampler package of frankincense and myrrh oils, soap, bath salts and more, take a look at my favorite *Zum brand. My friend gave me this as a gift and I just love it.

Now, if you want to see how I use these 2 impressive herbs in my own life, watch this short video:

*Interesting that she mentions the same brand that got me hooked on the frankincense/myrrh smell combination years ago. I have continued to buy the soap, but didn’t realize there was a sampler package, so I immediately went on-line to check it out and found the best price at, one of my favorite places to shop (use code CJG192, if you’re a new customer, and you’ll get money off your first order). Can’t wait to try all the different products, plus it’s a nice little holiday gift to myself. 🙂

Want to know more about how frankincense can help with oral health, cancer and the effects of chemotherapy, colds and flu, stress reduction, pain and inflammation, digestive problems, hormone balancing, deeper sleep, and skin health, including acne, sagging and scars? Check out this article by Dr. Josh Axe:



p.s. Be sure to subscribe to Self-help Health so you don’t miss any future posts. Also check out my new website Evolution Made Easier and blog of the same name for more helpful information, tips, tools and resources.

Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.



Ozone-Infused Oil For Enhanced Oil Pulling Results

The news about oil pulling and all its many benefits has really spread the last couple of years, especially since using coconut oil for the process has become so popular. I know my original post on the topic has certainly gotten a large number of views. So I’m excited to say there’s now a special ozone-infused coconut oil available that is supposed to increase the benefits and effectiveness of the oil pulling process….  




New Product For Enhanced Oil Pulling Results!

(by Mike Adams for Natural News) There’s a breakthrough in oral health that has the potential to help millions. It’s an ozone-infused oil pulling remedy that you swish around your mouth for a few minutes each morning to radically transform your oral health.

The practice of “oil pulling” has been used for thousands of years to pull toxins from gum tissue in the mouth.* It’s a mainstay tool of Ayurvedic Medicine and many people swear by its benefits. But now we’ve taken oil pulling into the 21st century with the addition of an ozone infusion right into the oil.

Ozone, the same elemental molecule you can smell in the air after a lightning storm, is now being used to radically transform modern dentistry. What dentists have discovered is that ozone kills bacteria throughout the mouth, including in tiny, microscopic crevices. Today, more and more dentists have become aware that old root canals may harbor dangerous bacteria and release toxins into the mouth which get swallowed into the body.

Millions of people are chronically poisoning themselves with toxic bacteria in their own mouth

Due to toxic bacteria, many people are chronically poisoning themselves by swallowing small amounts of toxic bacteria waste throughout the day. Eliminating the unhealthy bacteria that produce these body-harming toxins is essential to protecting your health. But antibacterial mouthwashes contain toxic chemical-like Triclosan, a very destructive chemical linked to superbugs. Mouthwashes are also usually made with either harsh alcohol or artificial chemical sweeteners and artificial chemical colors. (Most mouthwashes are extremely toxic.)

Oil pulling works far better than mouthwashes because oils are far better at penetrating all the tiny crevices and small areas around your gum tissue and teeth. If you’ve ever had a jar of coconut oil leak or spill, you know how coconut oil gets into everything, finding even the smallest opening to work its way through.

That’s why we chose coconut oil as the base oil for our oil pulling solution: it’s simply the best-performing oil available in the world for oil pulling.

Next, we blended it with ozone-infused jojoba oil, creating an oil combination with outstanding penetration and ozone-carrying capacity. The ozone rides with the oils, reaching every microscopic gum line, tooth crack or fissure anywhere in your mouth, delivering bacteria-killing ozone to all those areas as you swish the oil around your mouth each morning.

I recommend swishing this ozone-infused coconut + jojoba oil around your mouth for *5 minutes (see Tip # 1 at the end of this post) every morning. I find it easy to do while I’m showering or getting dressed. Afterwards, my mouth feels unbelievably refreshed and rejuvenated. There is a very small amount of organic peppermint oil blended into the product for taste only, but even with the peppermint oil, the product still tastes rather bland. This isn’t some candy-tasting processed mouthwash product here. This is a 100% natural formula based on an ancient medicine practice, upgraded with modern ozone technology.

How it’s made: the ozone infusion process

When you open the lid on our O3 Ozone-Infused Oil Pulling Solution (made from a blend of coconut and jojoba oils), you can instantly smell the ozone, much like a fresh breeze following a thunderstorm.

In your mouth, the ozone goes to work instantly, creating a tingling sensation as it neutralizes toxic bacteria in and around your gums and teeth. The longer you keep it in your mouth and swish it around, the longer it works to bathe your gums and teeth in ozone.

Getting that ozone into the oils, however, is a difficult and time-consuming process. It requires DAYS of meticulous work to saturate the oil with ozone, using very expensive high-technology ozone-producing equipment.

That’s why ozone-infused products are never cheap. Accomplishing the infusion takes a lot of time and investment. But the results are worth it: A breakthrough remedy solution representing a marriage of today’s most advanced technology with one of the most widely-used systems of holistic medicine in human history.

That’s why this product solution is so powerful… and rare. I don’t think an ozone-infused coconut + jojoba oil pulling solution has ever been made available to the public before. This is not only a first; it’s also a real breakthrough for oral health.

Extremely long shelf life, plus topical antiseptic properties

Keep in mind that the shelf life on this product is VERY long. It’s labeled at 3 years, but I’m guessing it will actually last a decade or more, making it an outstanding preparedness product, too. The ozone that’s infused into the oil blend is naturally anti-bacterial, serving as a kind of natural preservative for the solution.

What can O3 Ozone-Infused Oil Pulling Solution do for your oral health?

  • Help detoxify tongue, palate, gums, teeth and upper throat
  • Provide the highly effective, anti-microbial properties of O3–ozone oxygen
  • Benefit from coconut’s healthy medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) & the anti-bacterial properties of coconut’s lauric acid
  • Freshen breath with the cleansing, invigorating properties of peppermint
  • Through the process of oil pulling, paying attention to the mouth, jaw and facial muscles—“facial yoga”—may help prevent or lessen face and jaw related discomforts.

What’s even more fascinating about this product is that it can be used in a first aid context as an antibacterial skin treatment that kills bacteria on the surface of the skin. The coconut oil is soothing and supports healing, while the ozone kills bacteria.

You can purchase O3 Ozone-infused Oil from the Natural News store.

* See Tip # 1 below.

Here are some additional tips gleaned from my continued research on oil pulling that may not have been mentioned in my previous posts on the subject:

  1. I’ve heard/read of some people only pulling for 5 minutes, and while that would be great for a variety of reasons, basically every expert source I’ve encountered mentions 15 to 20 minutes as the ideal time to shoot for. It may be that Mike Adams mentions using the ozone-infused oil for 5 minutes because it’s not good to have the ozone in your mouth for longer or it’s so powerful it does a better job of detoxing in less time.  Or it may be because it’s being used more as a mouthwash/dental hygiene thing than a way to help detox the overall body. What I would suggest is doing the pulling w/ regular oil for 15 minutes and then doing a second “round” of 5 minutes with the ozone-infused product. If you’re in question as to the right amount of time  to use for your body, muscle test to find out. To me that’s always best, since everybody and every body is different in what it wants or needs.
  2. If you are new to oil pulling you may not be able to do the process longer than 5 to 10 minutes initially. No worries! It takes some getting used to and will likely wear your jaw muscles out at first because they’re not used to working so hard. Just build up to the desired amount of time.
  3. If you’re having problems with your jaw/mouth being tired from the process, especially after you’ve been practicing for several weeks, it may be that you’re doing things too vigorously….fast and rigorous, like a mouthwash gargle, is not the way. You should actually be moving/pulling the oil through your teeth and from side to side, almost like a chewing/chomping kind of motion.
  4. A good way to know if you’ve pulled long enough is to notice the color of the oil when you spit it out. If it’s still clear, then you haven’t pulled long enough; it should usually be a milky white. Do another round and try to pull a little longer. Or if you need to spit out early, due to needing to sneeze, cough, answer the phone, or whatever, just start the process over with a fresh spoonful of oil.
  5. Most sources say to spit the oil in the toilet when you’re done, but I hate the thought of adding all those toxins to the water system, so I usually spit it in the garbage can, which I see as a ” lesser of two evils” solution, but that may not really be any better in the long run.
  6. After spitting, rinse your mouth with warm water with some Himalayan/sea salt added to help neutralize any lingering toxins/bacteria from the oil. At this point you have the choice of doing a second round of pulling, which some people say offers an even better detox result than the first, or move on to brushing your teeth.
  7. If you are ready for brushing your teeth, use a separate toothbrush from your normal one; have a toothbrush you use just for after oil pulling and be sure you soak it in a hydrogen peroxide solution routinely to help neutralize any toxins/bacteria that may build up in the bristles.
  8. To be honest, I often don’t take the time to do the salt water rinse and the brushing, but I DO always give a final rinse with structured water, which neutralizes toxins, so I figure that helps fill the bill. 🙂
  9. You may want to add the Ayurvedic practice of tongue scraping to your oil pulling routine. I think I would do it before the oil pulling, but it may work well after, too. You can always muscle test or follow your intuition as to which sequence to use for your body.

And speaking of ozone-infused oil, Global Healing Center offers a product called O2-Zap that is a great multi-purpose health aid I think no first aid kit or beauty cabinet should be without. In fact, Mike Adams of Natural News is one of it’s biggest fans. He gave the whole line of GHC products a “Best Product Line” award, and especially raved about the o2-Zap. That’s why I initially bought some. It contains a super-saturated formula of 98.5% pure oxygen with 1.5% ozone in organic cold pressed virgin olive oil, and can be used as a beauty treatment and/or first aid for burns, bug bites, scars, and more. Hey, maybe I should do a whole post on it!


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Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.