Sunday, February 21, 2010
The King of Natural Cures, Part 1
My family's health is important to me. For many reasons, which I will go into in another post, I no longer trust the western medical system. That's not to mean that I don't appreciate it in times of emergency, but for typical day-to-day medical issues, I have found that natural alternatives are safer, more effective, and have little or no side effects, unlike medications, even the simplest of which can kill or maim you. (I plan a post soon on how deadly aspirin can be.)
In my search for safe and effective natural remedies, I have come across what I believe is the king of natural cures: 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide.
What Is Hydrogen Peroxide? According to OzoneServices.com:
"Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) an unstable very powerful oxidant is water (H2O) with an extra oxygen molecule. It is a natural substance which can be found in trace amounts in rain and snow. Rain combines with ozone (O3) in the upper atmosphere. When the two mix, the ozone loses one oxygen molecule to the water and hydrogen peroxide is formed. Hydrogen peroxide is very unstable and breaks down readily into water and a single oxygen molecule. Oxygen is stable only when the molecules are paired (O2). A single oxygen molecule is a strong oxidizing and disinfecting agent. Hydrogen peroxide is a simple yet effect substance due to its ability to release this single oxygen molecule."
Food Grade means it is safe to use internally (when properly diluted to a 3% solution and used in the correct dosage, which I will get to later), as opposed to other grades, such as beautician or pharmaceutical or other grades, which have potentially toxic additives.
SAFTEY NOTICE: While taking food grade HP internally is safe when done properly (diluted and in the proper amounts), you do not want to ingest it or get it on your skin in full (35%) strength, as it is caustic. Don't let that scare you though. You just need to dilute it properly, and if you spill a few drops on your hand, you want to rinse it off right away. The skin on those spots may turn whitish temporarily, and I think I read the top layer of skin on those spots might peel off, but that in a couple of weeks it will be back to normal. So they recommend you use gloves and goggles when handling it. I don't use gloves, I'm just super careful, and I already wear eye glasses (if I didn't, I'd probably use goggles). Like many caustic household items, 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide should be locked up out of reach of children, as ingestion in the full 35% strength is potentially fatal.
Read just a few of the illnesses that can be effectively treated with HP, from Educate-Yourself.org:
Cerebral Vascular Disease
Diabetes Type 11
Here is how HP can work to cure cancer, according to an article on cancertutor.com:
"How It Works
It has been clinically demonstrated that the spread or metastatis of cancer is directly proportional to the amount of oxygen around the cancer cells. The more oxygen, the slower the cancer spreads. The less oxygen, the faster the cancer spreads. If cancer cells get enough oxygen, they will die (cancer cells are anaerobic). Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) provides extra oxygen atoms that not only slow down the spread of cancer, but also kills cancer cells.
'Nobel prize winner Dr. Otto Warburg demonstrated over 50 years ago the basic difference between normal cells and cancer cells. Both derive energy from glucose, but the normal cell requires oxygen to combine with the glucose, while cancer cells break down glucose without oxygen, yielding only 1/15 the energy per glucose molecule that a normal cell produces. This is why cancer cells have such a huge appetite for sugar, and also why people who consume excessive quantities of sugar tend to get cancer more often.'
Controlling cancer can be done by controlling the oxygen and/or controlling the things that free up oxygen (e.g. ionized water) and other ways. Hydrogen peroxide, or other oxygen therapies, are one of the most widely used cancer therapies world-wide because they provide oxygen to the cancer cells. They are safe and effective. H2O2 is also used for a host of other ailments, including AIDS and any other virus based illness."
CancerTutor.com has much information on curing cancer with HP, including a whole online book to read on alternative cancer cures, for free. I highly recommend EVERYONE copy and read that book.
I know some people may find these claims far-fetched. I think sometimes it is because they or someone they love has suffered or even died from a disease, and they just can't accept that maybe there was an alternative that they've missed. Or they've tried one or two natural cures, and they "didn't work", and it soured them on natural cures forever. But I and many other people are living proof that they can work. Not every cure works for every person, but they do work, in general. Try to keep an open mind, and when one cure doesn't work for you, try another. Don't let pride or grief keep you from helping yourself or others be healthy. (Okay, let the flaming begin!)
IMPORTANT: DO NOT use the 3.5% Hydrogen Peroxide from the drug store. That is pharmaceutical grade, and contains stabilizers such as acetanilide, phenol, sodium stanate and tertrasodium phosphate. Who knows what garbage like that will do to you. While I've heard of people who do use this kind and say they suffer no ill effects, my opinion is that, like vaccines, GMO foods, and prescription drugs, while you may not drop dead from it, you could suffer effects from these additives in the long term. Don't mess with it. Just use the 35% food grade.
See the regimen below that is often recommended for HP. Note: It lists the number of day, the number of drops, and the number of times per day to take it. So on Day 1 you take 3 drops 3 times per day, on Day 2 you take 4 drops 3 times per day, etc. Here is the typical HP protocol listed on the Educate-Yourself website, which I have also seen in books and numerous other online sources:
"Day # -Number of Drops/ Times Per Day
1 - 3 / 3
2 - 4 / 3
3 - 5 / 3
4 - 6 / 3
5 - 7 / 3
6 - 8 / 3
7 - 9 / 3
8 - 10 / 3
9 - 12 / 3
10 - 14 / 3
11 - 16 / 3
12 - 18 / 3
13 - 20 / 3
14 - 22 / 3
15 - 24 / 3
16 - 25 / 3
In most situations after the above 21 day program, the amount of H202 can be tapered off gradually as follows:
25 drops once every other day for 1 week
25 drops once every third day for 2 weeks
25 drops once every fourth day for 3 weeks
This can then be reduced to between 5 and 15 drops per week based on how one feels. Those with more serious problems will often benefit from staying on 25 drops three times a day for one to three weeks, then tapering down to 25 drops two times daily until the problem is resolved (possibly as long as six months). Those with chronic systemic Candidiasis may need to start with 1 drop three times a day, then 2 drops three times a day before starting the above schedule. It is important that H202 be taken on an empty stomach. This is best accomplished by taking it either one hour before meals or three hours after meals."
Some other uses listed on the Educate-Yourself site for HP are:
"Making and Using 3% Solutions of H202
A 3.5% solution can be made quite easily by first pouring 1 ounce of 35% H202 into a pint jar. To this add 11 ounces of distilled water. This will make 12 ounces of 3.5% H202. 3.5% H202 has a variety of medicinal uses.
1. Three tablespoons mixed with a quart of non-chlorinated water makes a good enema or douche formula.
2. It can be used full strength as a mouthwash or mixed with baking soda for toothpaste.
3. It can be used full strength as a foot bath for athlete's foot. (Diabetics have found relief from circulation problems by soaking their feet in 1 pint of 3% peroxide mixed with 1 gallon of warm, non-chlorinated water for 30 minutes nightly.)
4. A tablespoon 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. I have seen some who can use it at the full 3% strength and others who had difficulty with using a few drops and mixed with a cup of water.
5. 3.5% H202 can be added to pets drinking water at the rate of 1 ounce per quart of non-chlorinated water. Sick cattle reportedly benefit from 1 pint (of 3%) to each 5 gallons of water. (Chickens and cows have remained healthy by using 8 ounces of 35% H202 per 1,000 gallons of drinking water.)"
To read about my own HP experience and for some excellent links and resources, see The Kind of Natural Cures Part 2.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: In order to avoid having FTC and/or FDA stormtroopers kick in my door and hold my family at gunpoint (don't laugh, it's happened to many people) and arrest me, etc., I must let you know that I am only a "stupid uneducated housewife" (in their eyes). I don't have any medical or nutritional training or degrees, nor have I been indoctrinated and paid off by pharmaceutical companies--oops, I mean I can't write prescriptions or give medical advice. So all this stuff I just wrote as well as everything else on my blog is merely MY "UNEDUCATED" OPINION, and is just for informational and/or entertainment purposes only. Always seek the advice of a licensed medical practitioner before attempting anything on your own, because the FTC/FDA also think you are too stupid to cure so much as a headache on your own...unless you are a medical doctor, in which case you can write yourself hundreds of prescriptions...and still keep treating patients. ;-) Also, I cannot be held liable if anyone is harmed by taking this product...again, this information is for entertainment purposes only.