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This is intended for sharing Natural herbs and home remedies for various ailments. The information presented here is not presented with the intention of diagnosing any disease or condition or prescribing any treatment. It is offered as information only, for use in the maintenance and promotion of good health in cooperation with a licensed health practitioner. In the event that any individual should use the information presented on this website without a licensed health practitioner's approval, that individual will be diagnosing for him or herself. No responsibility is assumed by Daughter Nature should the information be used in place of a licensed health practioner's services.
* Zeal contains Guarana, similar to the caffeine in a cup of coffee. Guarana is the main ingredient in a popular South American soft drink enjoyed by generations, however we suggest you consulting with your health practitioner before taking this product.
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Snoring What is it for: Homeopathic anti-snoring medicine! Name of Herb: SnoreStop How to take it: *Oral, Nasal or chewable Suggestions on where to buy it:Snorestop.com
Why do you snore? Actually, there are a number of reasons as to why one person snores and there are effective remedies on the market to solve your snoring problem. Obstructed nasal airways can come from sinus infection or allergies. Your nasal airways might be blocked because of physical defects such as deviated septum or nasal polyps. A deviated septum is a structural change in the thin wall in the nose which separates one nostril from the other.
Up to 80% of non apneic snoring occurs in the back of the throat and in the mouth. If your palate is too soft or too long, the tissue can narrow the opening from the nose to the throat, thus causing you to snore. The noise made by snoring comes from the air vibrations within the throat, nose or mouth. Because of those structural problems, the airflow is causing the tissue to vibrate which results in the actual snoring sound.
It is essential that you not take snoring lightly. Ignoring the problem cannot help in solving it...it may actually lead to your demise. The best step you can take right now is to find the real cause of your snores and obtain more detailed information on how to cure it. http://snorestop.com/
#SnoreStop Extinguisher is a breakthrough patented oil-free formula in a convenient oral spray for fast-acting relief. It helps shrink swollen soft tissues that block air passages in the mouth and in the back of the throat where up to 80% of non-apneic snoring symptoms occur.
Natural homeopathic over-the-counter medicine regulated by the FDA. •No side effects •No rebound effects •Non-drowsy •No drug interaction •Non-habit forming •No contraindications •No Animal Testing •Vegan Friendly •Ingredients do not contain gluten
SnoreStop's mode of action is digestive, decongestive, anti-inflammatory, anti-histaminic, and mucolytic.
# Individual Results May Vary
What is it for: Chicken Pox and Influenza! Name of Herb: Red Marine Algae (RMA) How to take it: Supplement - 4 Capsules on empty stomach Suggestions on where to buy it:Vibrant Health
Marine Algae is a natural defense against: cold sores, chicken pox, genital herpes, influenza, HIV, shingles, mononucleosis, multiple schlerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome and cytomegalovirus Sulfated polysaccharides can make up a significant portion of the biomass of certain large leaf algae in the sea. More than 25 strains of Red Marine Algae (RMA) are known to contain significant amounts of sulfated polysaccharides. Difficulty lies in finding the species of RMA that are the richest sources, for the ability to support and strengthen immune response varies related to the content of sulfated polysaccharides.
Kids Clear™ is a 100% pure pharmaceutical grade bentonite clay that has a very high cation exchange capacity (98-107 meq per 100g on the CEC scale), which means it has a very high ionic surface charge when mixed with warm water. The Kids Clear™ Detoxifying Clay Bath not only draws out chemical toxins and pollutants from the body, it also assists in pulling out heavy metals that many doctors agree are a causative factor in the development of neurological and behavioral symptoms.
Most chemical and metal toxins have a postive charge, whereas the clay has a negative charge.Thus, the toxins cannot resist being drawn towards the clay. Bentonite clay has a great capacity for absorbing many times its own weight in toxins.
In other words, clay baths have been shown to literally pull pollutants out through the skin, getting rid of many months and years of toxic accumulations.
Each jar contains 2 1/2 lbs. (7 cups) of clay, good for 7-15 baths for children. Suggested Bath Frequency: Give your child a bath every 5 to 7 days (or longer).
Please Note: When you prepare a clay bath you are mixing only a small portion of clay (usually ¼ to ¾ of a cup (½ - 2 scoops), depending on their weight) with water, which gives the bath water a "muddy" look. A common misconception is that the clay bath is thick and gooey. It is not, and it can easily be flushed down the tub drain if you follow the instructions provided.
What is it for: Diuretic/Cardiovascular / Lowers High-Blood-Pressure Name of Herb: Lily of the Valley How to take it: Lily of the valley should only be used in prescribed doses by a health care professional Suggestions on where to buy it:Monterey Bay Spice Company
Cardiovascular Aid: Lily of the valley can help to cause the heart beat to slow down and become more regular. Because it is a diuretic, lily of the valley also helps the blood pressure to decrease as fluid leaves the body.
Diuretic: Lily of the valley can cause increased urine production and aid the kidneys.
What is it for: Headache (It can also reduce fever, not to be used if you suspect having the FLU. Use Catnip instead) Name of Herb: White Willow Bark How to take it: Make a tea out of 3 or 4 capsules Suggestions on where to buy it: Health Food Stores
If you experience high fever, we suggest an enema and cleasing colon immediately. Fever is a good thing as a warning. It stimulates blood circulation and up to 102F is safe. Anything over that, seek immediate help.
What is it for: Headache Name of Herb: Catnip Leaf - Nepata cataria How to take it: Infusion: 1 oz. herb in 16 oz. water produces a strong infusion. This can be administered in 15 to 30 drop doses. Suggestions on where to buy it:Monterey Bay Spice Company
Catnip has long been used medicinally as tea, tincture, infusion and poultice. Used to treat headache, stomach ache, colic and sleeplessness in children. Alao used in treating cancer, mental illness, nervousness, nightmare, scurvy and tuberculosis. Said to treat flatulence, hiccups, whooping cough, cold and flu, reduces eruptions in measles and chicken pox (reduces occurence and size of eruptions.) Poultices were used for hives, and to minimize the breast pain of nursing mothers, and to reduce localized, related swelling. It is used as an anodyne, and as a mild sedative. A tincture can be used topically as a friction-rub for reducing pain in aching joints.
What is it for: Asthma, cough, and other breathing disorders. It is a slight sedative which causes relaxation or sleep. Name of Herb: Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus,fetid hellebore, Polecat weed, Dracontium foetidum L, Meadow Cabbage, Pole-Cat Cabbage, Skunkweed,collard, Stinking poke,Swamp cabbage) How to take it: Purchase it as a tincture and follow directions and/or check with a health care professional Suggestions on where to buy it:Oodways Natural Products
Skunk cabbage work as a narcotic for asthma & act as a diaphoretic to produce sweating, help bring up phlegm. and It's said to be good for arthritis, hysteria, edema, epilepsy, chorea
What is it for: Supports Feminine and glandular Reproductive System Name of Herb: 5-W How to take it: Take 3 capsules 3 times daily with meals Suggestions on where to buy it: Health Food Stores
It REALLY makes me feel great. Good disposition and helped me during pregnancy. Ingredients:
Black Cohosh Root Squaw Vine Whole Plant Dong Quai Root Butche's Broom Root Red Raspberry Leaves
What is it for: Liver Support/Liver Detoxification Name of Herb: Milk Thistle How to take it: 2 capsules with meal Suggestions on where to buy it: Health Food Stores
Milk thistle is an edible plant native to southern Europe, southern Russia, Asia Minor, and nothern Africa, and has been used for food in the countries surrounding the Mediterranean for a long time as well as a tonic herb for the liver. Virtually all parts of the plant have been used as food with no known toxicity. Milk thistle is best known as a producer of liver protectant known as silymarin, a group of milk thistle flavonoids. Milk thistle has been known in Europe and other Mediterranean countries since ancient times.
What is it for: Natural Laxatives Name of Herb: Cascara Sagrada / Senna How to take it: Follow instructions in package (These can be bought as capsules and/or tea) Suggestions on where to buy it: Health Food Stores
Beat constipation, IBS, bloating, stomach pain and skin problems while gaining more energy and a flatter stomach at the same time.
"Of all the polite topics of conversation, the state of one's intestines is probably at the bottom of most people's lists. Let's face it: Irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, gas, diverticulitis and colon cancer are simply not things we like to discuss. And yet, as the old expression goes, death begins in the colon. Don't believe it? Ask any coroner. Autopsies often reveal colons that are plugged up to 80 percent with waste material." - Vegetarian Times, March, 1998
Discover magazine published a feature article in its August 2000 issue:
"Every living thing has at least one parasite that lives inside or on it, and many, including humans, have far more. ...Scientists...are only just beginning to discover exactly how powerful these hidden inhabitants can be, but their research is pointing to a remarkable possibility: Parasites may rule the world. The notion that tiny creatures we've largely taken for granted are such a dominant force is immensely disturbing. ...We are collections of cells that work together, kept harmonized by chemical signals. If an organism can control those signals - an organism like a parasite - then it can control us. And therein lies the peculiar and precise horror of parasites."
What is it for: Deep immune activator, tonic, anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiviral, hypotensive, cardiac tonic. Name of Herb: Peruvian Cat's Claw (Uña de Gato) bark (Uncaria tomentosa) How to take it: Follow instructions in package Suggestions on where to buy it: Health Food Stores
Common Uses: This amazing vine from the Peruvian rain forest is offered in Peruvian pharmacies, the label states that the curative properties are almost unlimited. This is because the herb is considered a powerful cellular reconstitutor. Studies beginning in 1970 and continuing through today suggest it has applications in the treatment of cancer, arthritis, gastritis, ulcers, rheumatism, acne, organic depression, bursitis, genital herpes and herpes zoster, allergies, systematic candidiasis, diabetes, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, PMS, irregularities of the female cycle, environmental toxic poisoning, numerous bowel and intestinal disorders and those infected with the HIV virus. Studies done at the Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine indicate that rynchophylline, an alkaloid contained in cat's claw bark, has the ability to inhibit platelet aggregation and Thrombosis, which suggests that the compound in this plant may be useful in preventing strokes and reducing the risk of heart attack by lowering blood pressure, increasing circulation, and inhibiting both the formation of plaque on the arterial walls and the formation of blood clots in the brain, heart and arteries. Do not use with anti-ulcer medications. Not recommended if pregnant or nursing.
What is it for: Alterative, antifungal, antibacterial, depurative, immune support. Name of Herb: Brazilian Pau d' Arco bark (Tabebuia impetiginosa) How to take it: Follow instructions in package Suggestions on where to buy it: Health Food Stores
Common Use: Since information on its antifungal and anti-candida properties were made known, this is the herb of choice for Candidiasis. It is reported to be a natural blood cleanser and builder. It has antibiotic properties which can aid in destroying viral infections in the body. It has been used to give the body strength and energy and to protect and strengthen the immune system. Scientific studies also show that the active ingredient of Pau d'arco, lapachol, can inhibit tumor growth. It has also been used in healing diseases such as arthritis, asthma, diabetes, gonorrhea, hemorrhage, hernia, infection, liver ailments, lupus, Parkinson's disease, pyorrhea, skin problems, spleen, ulcers, varicose veins and wounds.
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I strongly recommend contacting Dr. Sebi's Office if serious about restoring your health. I have met Dr. Sebi and have and still do use his products and have had great results including being able to conceive after trying for 3 years. I took Dr. Sebi's cleansers and within a year we welcomed a beautiful child into our family. Although I do not agree with some of his spiritual and philosophical views, I do not deny his knowledge of herbs.
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"HERBALIST TAKES ON SUPREME COURT AND FOUND TO CURE AIDS, CANCER AND OTHERS" L. M. Patrick (December 10, 1997)
While the world is in search of cures for terminal diseases like AIDS and Cancer, one man claims to have already done so. Alfred Bowman, who is a Honduran Herbalist, also known as Dr. Sebi, said he has found the cure to AIDS, Cancer, Sickle Cell Anemia, Diabetes, and numerous others however, when he made this miraculous claim 10 years ago, he wasn’t commended….he was ARRESTED & JAILED. In 1985, Dr. Sebi placed an ad in The Amsterdam News, The New York Post, and The Village Voice claiming to have cured AIDS and other diseases. The ad read: “AIDS HAS BEEN CURED BY THE USHA RESEARCH INSTITUTE, AND WE SPECIALIZE IN CURES FOR SICKLE CELL, LUPUS, BLINDNESS, HERPES, CANCER AND OTHERS.” The ad ran for two years before it was noticed by the Attorney General of New York, who began to question Dr. Sebi’s claim. Dr.Sebi was instructed to remove the ad, and when he refused, within days he was served with arrest warrant. The read out from the Grand Jury read: “Mr. Alfred Bowman AKA Dr. Sebi, you are hereby charged with practicing medicine without a license, selling products not approved by the FDA (Federal Drug Administration), and claiming to cure AIDS, and other diseases which is a fraudulent claim.” The problem with Dr. Sebi’s claim was that not only was he not a medical doctor, but he was healing people by methods that were “unscientific”. Dr. Sebi was healing and curing diseases through the use of herbs. Incidently, his title as a doctor comes from being a herbologist. His claim of healing diseases through the use of herbs wasn’t based on theory, but instead based on fact because he was a living testimony. “I was weighing 280 lbs, my asthma increased, Diabetes became present, and at 28, I was impotent. I had visited the urologist, endocrinologist, internal medicine, and general practitioner. My weight increased, my diabetes increased, and my sex didn’t come back,” Dr. Sebi explained. After numerous attempts to conquer his medical problems failed, he was referred to Mexico, where he bought some herbs and fasted for 94 days. “At the end of 94 days, I’d lost 89 lbs, I didn’t have diabetes, I didn’t have asthma, I was not impotent, and I threw away my glasses,” he said. Dr. Sebi looks at herbs from a different perspective, his beliefs are based on principals directly from the Bible. “God said the herbs are for the healing of the nation. (Genesis 1:29, Ezekial 47:12). So, if you think God didn’t know what he was doing, we have just committed our biggest mistake. If we don’t believe God that the herbs are a healing of the nation, then we can go to a man by the name of Hypocrites,” he stated. Hypocrites was recorded as being the world’s first doctor, and according to Dr.Sebi, he cured everyone with herbs. “Every disease known to man, he cured with plants. God said the herbs work, Hypocrites used herbs 365 years before Christ was born.” He continued, “many times we hear people say that only Jesus heals, well Jesus used herbs too, but there were people healing long before Jesus. That is not to discredit Jesus, it’s just that God said the herbs are for the healing of the nations.” Unfortunately, for Dr. Sebi, the Attorney General and the State of New York were not willing to accept this methodology, and as a result they began to cause problems for him and his institute, problems he’d anticipated. “We heard many times that when you put and ad in the newspaper saying that you cure a disease, you go to jail, especially with AIDS. Well I kept hearing that for years, even the healers in New York said that I was going to jail,” he said. And jail is exactly where he went. After refusing to comply with the demands of the Attorney General he was sent to jail. After a few days had passed, his luck began to change. “About a week of being in jail the Judge said, would you please let Mr. Alfredo Bowman, or Dr. Sebi out and have him come to my office. I went to your honor’s chambers. He said, ‘so you are the man who isn’t afraid to take on the world. ‘I said, that’s a piece of cake. He said why, I said because everyone is on the quantum theory, the little bubble, and life is outside of that. He said, “may I ask you a question?…Why do you claim to cure AIDS?” I said, well I have a mother, I have a nation, I have myself that I represent, you being a judge, you already know why I say I cure AIDS.” Dr. Sebi continued, “he looked at the lady that was sitting at the table and he turned to her and said, did you all investigate this man before you arrested him, because he claims to cure AIDS. Did you investigate the man? She said, “No.” The judge said, “well, the answer he just gave me, he cures AIDS, you all are in trouble.” Dr. Sebi was later found not guilty by the state of New York, and the Supreme Court because he was indeed curing people of various diseases. The prosecuting attorney said Dr. Sebi’s methods were unscientific, and accused him of being out of his mind, but Dr. Sebi was able to convince the court of his methodology. “I showed them when you have sinusitis, what’s in the nasal passage, they said mucous. When you have bronchitis, what’s in the bronchial tubes, they said mucous. And when you have pneumonia what’s in the lungs they said mucous. And when you have Diabetes what is obstructing the pancreas passages?…Mucous again. Everything is mucous, from AIDS to blindness is mucous in the system that needs to be swept out,” Dr. Sebi explained. Dr. Sebi has compounded those things and formed his institute, and he also has a factory where he manufacture's his products. There are many herbal products on the market today, but Dr. Sebi said they are different from his products for two reasons: (1) they are not healing any diseases, because (2) they are man made products. “The herbalists instead of using God’s herbs, they are using man made herbs. That is their biggest mistake and it continues to be their greatest mistake. When God made plants he made them complete, the molecular structure is complete. When man makes plants the molecular structure is incomplete, and there is an acid base,” he said. Dr. Sebi’s wife, Matune, said the fact that they use natural herbs is what makes them different than most others. “We offer electric food that is natural to us. We are all electric. To live life is electrical. There is nothing in the supermarket that is alive. The only electric food is in the forest, “she said. Dr. Sebi further explained, “All natural plants that God made are electrical. Everything that he made is electrical. The body is electrical, so you need electric food for an electric body, not a dead food.” Dr. Sebi never received a formal education. He never even went to kindergarten, and he attributes his ability to understanding this perspective to his lack of education. “If I had gone to school I would have been embedded to a particular philosophy that would have prevented me from venturing into this larger spectrum that exists today that most people can not see because we are tied to a very small perimeter instead of venturing out.” He said some of examples of plants that are being recommended to consumers that are not made by nature and God are peppermint, aloe vera, comfrey, and carrots…to name a few. He also said the only way for consumers to find out more about the differences between man made and nature made is through educating themselves. In order for Dr. Sebi to establish himself with not only the courts, but to the people who sought cures was through proven, documented cases of people who were actually healed, people other than himself. He has cured numerous cases of AIDS, Cancer, Diabetes, and other diseases from people throughout the United States, and other countries. He recalled the first case of AIDS he actually treated and cured through herbs. “A young man came to me with AIDS, who was sent to me from Memorial Hospital in Boston. He was about to die, and he had his coffin in the hospital already. The young man was from Washington, D.C., and the then Financial Independence Magazine Editor called me and said “have you ever treated AIDS?” I said no. But she had seen people who came to me with Sickle Cell Anemia, with Leukemia, and with blindness that were cured in Washington, D.C. She saw that much to encourage her to think that I may be of some use with AIDS. I said, “ I have never cured AIDS before.” She said my brother-in-law’s brother has AIDS, do you want to treat him? I was in Puerto Rico at the time, and I told her to fly to New York, where I have a center on the corner of Flatbush and 5th Ave. I told her to go there and I will call the attendant and tell her what to give you. She did, and she flew to Boston and that evening she was there.” He continued, “Mike was in the bed groaning, and moaning with Pneumocystic Pneumonia, and his coffin in the room. That was Saturday. They gave Mike the Herbs, and he opened his eyes about four hours later. Sunday morning Mike was sitting on the bed. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, he’s bathing himself. Two weeks later they kick him out of the hospital. He came back two months later, and they said he no longer had AIDS, that they must have made a mistake.” Dr. Sebi said he saved that one diagnostic sheet, and soon after, “a Haitian came, another Haitian came, a Latin American from Puerto Rico came. When I had accumulated 5 AIDS patients that were cured, I began taking ads out in the newspapers telling the world I had cured AIDS. Accompanying Dr. Sebi on his recent visit to Albany Georgia was one of his patients, Zaahirah, who is currently treating, and she had her own testimony to share. “I had been in a car accident, which happened in Philadelphia. I’ve seen over 35 doctors, I’ve had all kinds of treatments, and all kinds of tests, and nothing worked. The last doctor I’ve seen he gave me a lot of information about fasting and cures. I decided I had to do this myself. So I got a lot of information, and then I met Dr. Sebi about a month or so ago. I started on his products. Before I couldn’t walk, and they told me I should be in a wheelchair, but I refused to do that. I had a cane, and I always had to hold on. I couldn’t walk from my door to my car, it was too far. Since I’ve been taking his products I’m still limping, but the pain is totally gone. I’m walking without holding on. I’m walking better than I have in four years. October 22, 1993, I had this accident, but it has made a big difference. I had heard about him when I was in Philadelphia years ago, but I never thought I’d get a chance to meet him, no one knew how to get his products. It was prior to the accident that I’d heard of him, but I never thought I’d meet him, so when I met him I was elated.” He continues to cure hundreds of people through his herbs. He offers several packages to consumers, the ultimate of which consists of the total treatment in Honduras at his Holistic Village, “It has hot springs on it with effervescent springs and sulfur saunas. People go there from all over the world to be healed,” he said.
Thank you for sharing Dr. Sebi and his cell food healing herbs. We also want our visitors to know about Max Gerson's research and clinic opened by his daughter in 1977. There is hope, there is a natural safe cure!
Note: The information below is intended for awareness. We do believe through diet, diseases can be reversed. We do not endorse the clinic and unlike Dr. Sebi, we do not have any first hand experience with Gerson Institute.
"The Gerson Institute is a non-profit organization located in San Diego, California, dedicated to the alternative, non-toxic treatment of disease, using the Gerson Therapy.
The Gerson Therapy is a safe, natural treatment developed by Dr. Max Gerson in the 1920’s that uses organic foods, juicing, coffee enemas, detoxification and natural supplements to activate the body’s ability to heal itself. Over the past 60 years, thousands of people have used the Gerson Therapy to recover from so-called “incurable” diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and arthritis.
Founded by Charlotte Gerson (Dr. Gerson’s daughter) in 1977, we are the true source of information on the original, unmodified, proven Gerson Therapy. We refer people to licensed Gerson clinics and treatment centers, practitioners and caregivers. We also train health professionals, patients and others who want to learn this natural therapy. Visit our STORE for a wide selection of educational books, audio and video tapes.
You have the power to heal yourself. We can give you the tools and show you how! Give us a call! 888-443-7766."
We have known through Dr. Sebi, since the early 90s, that an acidic body is a perfect environment for disease. We have also known that an alkaline body is a healthy body. We must seek to change our diets and educate ourselves...
This Doctor from Rome realizes the same and uses Sodium Bicarbonate to clear up cancers and he also believes cancer is a fungus. Very interesting report.
Dentists will tell you that genetics and “proper” dental care and fluoride treatments will result in healthy teeth and gums. However, we know that indigenous tribes who ate healthy diets enjoyed remarkably good dental health. When indigenous tribes were introduced to the Western diet, disease, including oral disease, followed.
The truth is, the most important action you can take to maintain oral health is to eat a healthy diet. Avoid all artificial additives (flavors, colors, preservatives), GMOs, pasteurized dairy, and refined sugars. Do not consume foods laden with herbicides and preservatives (especially the “dirty dozen”) or animal protein (meat or dairy) from factory raised animals or farm raised fish. The healthiest diet consists of whole unadulterated foods, 80% of which are raw, organic vegetables and fruits (and eat more vegetables than fruit).
It is possible, through a truly healthy diet and proper oral care, to whiten and re-mineralize your teeth, to re-build your enamel, and to heal your gums.
If you have dental problems, oil pulling is a good practice to incorporate into your daily routine. In the morning, before you eat or drink anything, take a spoonful of coconut oil or sesame oil and swish it through your mouth and teeth for 15-20 minutes. Keep squeezing it through your teeth with your tongue, swishing it back and forth. This is an ancient Ayurvedic practice (from Hindu traditional medicine) that is catching on in the West with wonderful reports of how it heals and aids teeth and gums. It is also claimed that this practice pulls toxins out of the body, healing all manner of illness.
We’ve been raised to believe that eating candy creates cavities. While it is true that refined sugar will feed the bacteria in your mouth, the greater risk is the fact that the body leeches minerals such as calcium out of our bones and teeth and draws it into the bloodstream to stabilize the pH in our blood, a pH the sugar has altered.
If you are not healthy, you need to brush gently. Hard brushing will tear up your gums and strip the enamel from your teeth. If you are in good health, a more rigorous brushing will stimulate blood flow and re-mineralization. Regardless of your health, a good, soft toothbrush is a must. Proper technique is important as well. Use a circular motion to brush teeth and gums, and don’t forget to brush the roof of your mouth and your tongue.
But what will you use on your toothbrush? Commercial toothpaste is toxic. Fluoride is not the only ingredient to avoid. Many commercial toothpastes include saccharine or aspartame, artificial dyes, sodium lauryl sufate, and/or triclosan.
You can avoid most of these ingredients by using a ridiculously expensive natural toothpaste. But many still contain sodium laureth sulfate or other questionable ingredients such as glycerin, which prevents re-mineralization.
As I read the label on my all natural, fluoride free, SLS-free toothpaste, I saw that it did not have any of the other horrific ingredients in commercial toothpastes. It says: no sodium laurel/ laureth sulfates, no preservatives, no artificial colors, no artificial sweeteners, no saccharin, no propylene glycol. Though the tube told me a lot about what it didn’t have, I had to go online to find the actual ingredients. And I sure did want to know what the ingredients were because I had never noticed this warning: “Keep out of the reach of children under 6 years of age. If you accidently swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional assistance or contact Poison Control Center immediately.” I am happy to say that I called and confirmed that the government requires toothpaste companies to place this warning on toothpaste tubes since it is not made for consumption, regardless of whether there are poisonous materials contained.
The only one ingredient that concerned me was carrageenan, which is known to promote inflammation. The bottom line is the price. Six to seven dollars for toothpaste is just too much.
I decided it was time to make my own toothpaste.
The age-old simple homemade tooth powder is an equal amount of baking soda to salt. While this scrapes plaque off the teeth, it isn’t very tasty, and kids hate it. I wanted something better.
Most of the online recipes start with a base of coconut oil and baking soda. Baking soda whitens the teeth and is alkaline, a good thing, while coconut oil serves as an anti-bacterial agent (remember we use it for oil pulling) and it binds the ingredients together and makes the toothpaste creamy.
The basic recipe for homemade toothpaste is equal parts of coconut oil and baking soda. Make sure both are organic . From here, you can add other ingredients and adjust ratios if necessary.
Simple Natural Toothpaste Recipe: •Equal parts of coconut oil and baking soda •Add essential oil to taste •Add stevia (if desired) to taste
For 6 tablespoons of oil to 6 tablespoons of baking soda, add 10-15 drops of essential oil. Try peppermint, eucalyptus, cinnamon, clove, lemon, orange, rosemary or any others or any combination that sound good to you. Each essential oil provides more than taste; each adds its own benefit. Add drops of one, or experiment with combinations. Be sure to buy your essential oils from a reputable source and be sure you are getting the right genus species. Many oils come from different species and contain different properties. •Peppermint— a powerful anti-oxidant •Eucalyptus—antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory •Cinnamon—antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant •Clove—antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and an amazing antioxidant, the highest antioxidant essential oil. It is approved by the Dental Association for use as a dental anesthetic. It’s great for killing Candida. •Lemon—antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant •Orange—antiseptic and antioxidant •Rosemary—antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral •Neem oil and tea tree oil could also be used for antibacterial qualities. Try 6-8 drops but know that neither one is a flavor enhancer. They may help tighten up gum tissue, however. •Your basic recipe can be changed in a variety of ways. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, sesame oil is not. You can replace as much coconut oil with sesame oil as desired to reach the consistency you prefer. But realize this will also change the taste and the color.
Your dry ingredients can also be altered. Try adding trace minerals, calcium magnesium powder, bentonite clay, and/or diatomaceous earth to the mix, removing an equal amount of baking soda and adjusting for consistency.
Trace minerals, calcium magnesium powder, and diatomaceous earth will all aid in re-mineralization, while bentonite clay will aid in drawing out impurities as it, like the aforementioned dry ingredients, adds grit.
Hydrogen peroxide is added to many home toothpastes, especially those formulated for whitening. But hydrogen peroxide is one of those ingredients you are not supposed to swallow and it can irritate the gums. It is not a good idea for kids or for anyone with sensitive, damaged, or diseased gums.
There is a third step in dental care for anyone who is struggling with gingivitis or wants to use a preventative treatment. Dr. Shillington’s Tooth and Gum Formula can be used as a mouthwash (one dropperful to a cup of water), on your toothbrush (8-12 drops on your toothbrush after brushing your teeth), or with a water pick (2-4 dropperful, but rinse out after use so the tee tree oil does not shorten the life of the rubber seals). After each of these methods, do not rinse; allow the ingredients to continue working.
Dr. Shillington writes, “The Echinacea in the formula deadens pain, kills germs, kicks the immune system into action, and starts working against bacteria that is deep down in the gum pockets. Bayberry and Oak Bark will tighten up the gum tissue right before your eyes. Peppermint is a very strong disinfectant, reduces inflammation, and also increases blood circulation to carry off toxins, bring in nutrition, and generally cleanse the mouth. Clove Oil is a great pain reducer for toothache.”
You can make your own Tooth and Gum Formula with Dr. Shillington’s recipe or purchase the Tooth and Gum Formula through Green Lifestyle Market.
Dr. Shillington’s Tooth and Gum Formula Recipe
(Use Organic ingredients where ever possible). •10 oz Echinacea Tincture •1/4 cup of Tea Tree Oil •4 oz. Bayberry Tincture •2 oz. Oak Gall (or 3X Oak Bark) Tincture •2 TBS. Cayenne Tincture •2 1/2 Dropperfuls of Peppermint Oil •2 1/2 Dropperfuls of Clove Oil
A Dropperful is considered to be about 1/2 way up the dropper from a two ounce bottle.
Be sure to shake well before each use.
Gum disease is not only avoidable, it is, contrary to conventional opinion, completely reversible. If you try one of the recipes above, or have your own recipe, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below.
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