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    Old 11-14-2005, 06:52 AM   #1
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    Simple Solutions for Less Toxic Living

    Hello all:

    I picked up a book recently. One of my ever growing armamentarium to clean my life up. The actual title of this book is Better Basics for the Home, by Annie Berthold-Bond. I have only glanced through this book. But I just went to the section on hair. And I just read this statement. "I lost a lot of hair during my bout with Lyme disease, and I tried many of the following treatments with success." When I bought this book, I didn't even know she was coming from this standpoint. She said acupuncture helped, omega-3 oils, and nettle and burdock root tea. With omega-3 oils, she said you'll know you have enough when your skin no longer needs a moisturizer. Good tip. I have the feeling this book is going to be a great resource. I don't know how much I'll be able to implement (some things are labor and resource intensive), but it's a good place to start being more aware and get educated.

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    Old 11-14-2005, 09:06 AM   #2
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    Thanks for that info chocolatesprinkles. I have thin hair and am trying to get it back, I would love to hear more about that chapter and please let us know after you read the book if you think it's worth purchasing.

    Less toxic living has been on my brain lately. I'm eating strictly organic now and I'm doing the detox baths and dry skin brushing every day. I am planning a liver/gall bladder flush, a kidney/bladder flush, a candida cleanse and then a total body cleanse through fasting for at least a week, hopefully longer if I can do it. I don't eat any packaged, processed or name brand foods anymore. I feel so much better already and I haven't even done the cleanses.

    Today I ordered magnets for my car and my bed. Everyone in my family thinks I have flipped my lid, but I really don't care. I'm starting to understand the negative effects of toxins on the body and I'm determined to do all I can to build up and protect my immune system.

    I also ordered 100% organic cotton sheets and natural laundry detergent. I hope to sleep better soon. Has anyone read Kevin Trudeau's book, "Natural Cures they Don't Want You to Know About" It's quite eye-opening.

     
    Old 11-14-2005, 01:06 PM   #3
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    Hi all,

    What an interesting topic! Before I started the Dr. Jernigan regimen, I also lost some of my hair and some of the first changes I noticed after taking Borrelogen, Liquid Samento, Aloe Master, etc. was I had more energy and my hair started to get shiny again and look healthier. I'm not losing as much hair as I used to which I did not expect.

    I always wanted to bring up the connection between hair and lyme but never did, so thanks CS!

    This book sounds very interesting, will look into it besides the Lavender. I am still waking up in the middle of the night.

    Denise

     
    Old 11-14-2005, 05:30 PM   #4
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    Re: Simple Solutions for Less Toxic Living

    Okay folks. Here's some more info about hair, from the book. Nettle is the most universally recommended herb for hair loss. Other herbs: rosemary, lavender, yarrow, jaborandi, m*****hair fern (now why did it take that word out!), burdock root, oat straw, and wild cherry bark. Re acupuncture: Hair loss has been attributed to a weakness in the kidney meridian. Author had hair grow back profusely (!) during an intensive twice-a-week acupuncture treatment for the kidney and immune system. Isn't that interesting.

    Okay, as I read on - sodium laurel sulfate - common ingredient in shampoo can even cause hair loss. I knew it was bad. Trying to get a shampoo that's right myself. Okay, she says she uses Aubrey Organics. Other 'pure' shampoos - Logona and Real Purity Inc.

    Okay, and this is really why I went to this section. Hair dyes. I guess I have to give up the old way. I don't like the person I see in the mirror though. She looks old. Oh vanity. Okay, back to the resource. Logona has hair dyes too, Herbaltint, and Rainbow Henna - all should be available in Health Food Stores, she says.

    I forgot to say, this book was written in 1999, so some of these may or may not still exist.

     
    Old 11-15-2005, 05:24 AM   #5
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    Dear CS,

    I love people like you and cj who are constantly researching and sharing. Keep up the good work we all love the info.

    By the way your other thread about MS, been there done that. If you can find it go back to my very first thread and you will see what I mean. When I saw Dr. Crist last month I asked him why the neuro and MS specialist kept saying it was MS when none of the tests (MRIs, evoke potential, spinal tap, etc.) proved it. I know it is like lyme and hard to diagnose but why do they tell you something so awful right off the bat when they aren't sure. Anyway Dr. Crist just said they had "tunnel vision". Whew! Not to mention at 52 that was kind of late to be getting MS. In fact now that I think of it I wonder why it is young people who get it. Is that because they are more active and hike and so forth and might possibly have lyme?

    Maureen

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    Old 11-17-2005, 04:34 AM   #6
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    I was reading about the nettle. Some people say drink it and some say use it topically. What does the author of your book say to do with it?

     
    Old 11-17-2005, 05:12 AM   #7
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    Hi all,

    I found out the Logona Hair Dyes and Cosmetics can be bought from the net, the prices are not bad at all.

    Sleeper, I read that Nettle (the dried herb and fresh plant juice) have been used as diuretics, astringents and blood builders, and to treat anemia. Many people drink Nettle as a Tea or take it in capsules.

    Topically, the powdered leaves or fresh leaf juice have been applied to cuts to stop bleeding.

    Taken in tea, Nettle reduces excessive menstrual flow, as well as to treat nosebleeds and hemorrhoids.

    Nettle tea has been used to stimulate blood circulation and as a spring tonic for chronic skin ailments. France's official bulletin on herbal medicines notes that it is traditionally used for the treatment of mild acne and eczema.

    It is also used as treatment for arthritis.

    Interesting, huh?

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