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How to Cure C. Diff Part 1 of 2

24 February 2018

Disclaimer:  If you have C. Diff, don’t just DIY it based on reading this.  Please see your doctor.  This is a very serious infection. C. Difficile (Clostridium Difficile) is a stubborn spore-forming bacteria that infects the large intestine. I never heard of it until my wife’s friend had it.  I didn’t get it from her,…

How to Cure Toenail Fungus

24 August 2016

This article is from an actual toenail fungus survivor, and is my current recommendation for how to cure long-term toenail fungus. Lots of information on the internet seem to be from people that haven’t actually had toenail fungus.  So they just write theoretically how to get rid of it, and assume it works because whatever…

How to Make Mouthwash

27 May 2016

Intro Here’s my recipe for how to make your own effective mouthwash at home.  You’re going to read this and think “I could have thought of all that.”  Yes, you could have.  This is all pretty basic stuff.  But don’t let the simplicity turn you off. A lot of people think that stains on teeth…

How to Make Magnesium Chloride Concentrate

15 April 2016

I was delighted to finally find a source of magnesium chloride that claimed to be edible.  Here is a link to the product:  Magnesium Chloride.  For a while I was using the body spray magnesium oil which is a concentrated form of magnesium chloride and water or alcohol (Mag-A-Hol).  The only downside of the spray…

How to Make Magnesium Carbonate Water

06 April 2016

There are some videos about how to do this on Youtube, but they lack some details along with dosage calculations. Magnesium Carbonate (MgCO3) – archaic name magnesia alba This form of magnesium seems very easy on the gut, and seems to have all the same effects one would expect from other forms of magnesium.  It…

Iodine Revisited: Is There Something There?

20 February 2016

Iodine Overview I will risk losing a few followers with this post. “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” – Mark Twain Iodine is one of the most hated and most loved nutrients depending who you ask. Even my favorite nutrition…

How to Reduce Back and Joint Pain

13 December 2015

How I Injured My Back When I was 22 I knew it all.  My dad, the inadvertent metabolism pro who never excessively exercised or worried about what he ate while still staying fit (due to a healthy, not damaged metabolism from dieting), always told me I would hurt myself weight lifting.  After seven years of…

Get Your Nutrients from Food

08 November 2015

For a long time, I’ve cheated.  I’ll admit it.  I bought into the idea that synthetic vitamins or minerals would make up for an insufficient diet.  I mean, they’re the same nutrients, right?  No, they’re not.  And in some cases, they may be worse for you than not taking them.  There’s a lot of research (see…

Why You Should Care about Amino Acids

21 August 2015

I’m sure if you’re interested in Ray Peat’s ideas on metabolism, you’ve read that the amino acids cysteine, methionine, and tryptophan may reduce thyroid peroxidase output.  Peroxidase is associated with preventing high levels of hydrogen peroxide from accumulating in the body and causing gray hair and other problems as it is cytotoxic.  It’s actually really…

Do You Need a Shower Filter?

07 August 2015

I’ve read a lot of testimonies about the miraculous healing properties of cold showers. “They’ll increase your testosterone” “They’ll kick start your metabolism by burning tons of calories to stay warm” “You’ll feel amazing after” Or the classic with this line of thinking “People didn’t shower in hot water as cavemen”  Or heavily chlorinated water….