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Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy

Radical Rants | Posted by Kim
Apr 09 2013

Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy

Dangerous Myth or True Elixir?

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I’m terrified of surfing. I was reminded about this when I was visiting with friends a few weeks ago, having a lovely conversation with wine and cheese about their upcoming surfing trip to San Diego. While I have always held visions of concussions from boards shooting out of the waves and landing on my head, or chunks of flesh torn from my side by sharks mistaking me for food, this couple was telling stories of exhilarating rides on salty waves, relaxing floats, and sometimes, sheer boredom bobbing in the sea waiting for a good wave to roll in.
 
When the conversation turned to salt water and minerals and recent dental issues, I mentioned that I was drinking hydrogen peroxide. They looked at me with the same quizzical expression as I had at the mention of putting my body into an ocean to face a wall of water rushing at me with the velocity of a freight train.

What made us different? The ocean certainly didn’t know. Will it toss me, but float the fearless? My surfer friends have the same human bodies as me. The only difference between us were perception and experience. If it was safe for me to ingest safely diluted hydrogen peroxide, they could drink it and likely benefit from it also. And, I started turning around my own fears about surfing. After vicariously living their pleasures on the waves, I resolved that I’m sure I could take a board out, not too far, but maybe just head into the surf and hang out a while.

I learned about 35% Food Grade H2O2 through necessity. Ironically enough, it was the isolation floatation tank I was tasked to maintain when I rented my new space that sent me on a fact finding mission to learn how to safely use Food Grade hydrogen peroxide. The tank, an older model with some whippy whale art painted on its side, came with the house. My landlord left a half empty (full?) bottle of 35% in the refrigerator, with a warning that, if heated past 60 degrees F, it could explode, so, you know, be careful! Then he left the country for a year.

I used a 1/4 cup of it to sanitize the tank and took my first float. I also wondered often just what ‘explode’ meant. Like, it will spray-all-over-my-$20.00/lb-wild-caught-salmon explode? Or, blow-the-refrigerator-door-off explode? No one was available to answer my question.

Until now, I’d only used drugstore 3% as an oral rinse and wound cleanser. Its use as an oral antiviral was just an interesting read from my friend T.C. Randall’s book Forbidden Healing, in which he talks extensively about redox medicine and the valuable role of H2O2 in the body’s ecosystem.

Right around the time I ran out of the H2O2 I also developed a tooth abscess. They don’t sell food grade H2O2 in stores and it took quite a while of hunting and researching for a source  before I finally tracked down EchoH2O2, a manufacturer and distributor in Sedona, AZ. And there my education in Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy began in earnest. The uses and curative powers of this humble, naturally occurring chemical is a wonderment. Leaving the farmers market where I picked up my quart bottle, along with a travel size spray bottle of 3% H2O2 for sanitizing, breath freshening and virus killing, I was armed with a fact sheet and instructions for drinking highly diluted H2O2; a few drops in a 12 oz. glass of distilled water, increasing the number of drops over the course of several months.

The cry is always, H2O2 is a dangerous, caustic chemical. You’re drinking bleach for goodness’ sake! Yet, cancer patients trust their doctors to start a drip of cell destroying chemicals running into their arms and call it chemo “therapy.” I’d rather drink oxygenating, perfectly safe diluted hydrogen peroxide. And I did. And it cleaned my abscess and whitened my teeth, and purged a long-term cold sore virus from my blood.

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Yes, it’s true. Higher percentages of hydrogen peroxide can burn your skin and seriously injure you internally if you don’t use extreme caution and dilute it to safe proportions. So, use extreme caution, dilute it properly and dip your toe in the waters of renewed health and energy. Surfs up!

Natural Tooth Healing

Herbal Remedies, Radical Rants | Posted by Kim
Apr 08 2013

Remineralize & Revitalize Your Healthy Smile

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Don’t let them tell you can’t heal your teeth and gums naturally. You can! You don’t have to grin and bear tooth pain until you get to a dentist. With this three pronged approach–nutrition, hygiene and pharmacology–you can whiten, tighten, heal, rebuild and strengthen your teeth, restore gum health and really have something to smile about.

I started my tooth healing regimen by adding raw butter and cod liver oil to my daily diet, and performing Oil Pulling, an ancient Ayurvedic method of drawing or ‘pulling’ toxins from your tissue by swishing oil in the mouth for oral and systemic health. I also made my own remineralizing toothpaste and rinsed with a food grade hydrogen peroxide solution.

Every morning, I soaked my mouth with a tablespoon of sunflower or coconut oil  for 20 minutes. I cooked with raw butter and spread it on whole grain toast. I took cod liver oil, either straight or in gel caps, and mega-dosed Vitamin C powder daily. I brushed and flossed, followed by soaking with the hydrogen peroxide solution every morning and fastidiously brushing and flossing after every meal throughout the day.

By the end of the first week my toothache had turned a corner and the pain lessened. Over the next week I noticed my teeth were looking stronger. A slight dark yellow spot and a tiny fissure deep within my front tooth that I’d had for decades were fading, and my teeth were feeling better rooted in my gums. I stopped the oil pulling by the second week but kept up the fish oil and daily hydrogen peroxide rinses. By the end of the third week, all my tooth pain was gone and my teeth were whiter than ever. They even felt straighter and the edges of the tooth surfaces felt smooth and strong.

I also made my own toothpaste to have more control over the ingredients. Seems there is no one toothpaste brand that has all the ingredients I want, like calcium powder and baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, and none of the ingredients I don’t want like sodium laurel sulfate which People’s Pharmacy health writers Joe and Terry Graedon suggest that eliminating it  from your toothpaste can help cure canker sores. D.I.Y. to the rescue!

Tooth Healing Ingredients:

Sunflower or Coconut Oil (for oil pulling/swishing)

Powdered Vitamin C

Cod Liver Oil

Remineralizing Toothpaste

Raw or Grass Fed Butter

3% Hydrogen Peroxide

The basic proportions for making your own toothpaste is 5 parts mineral powder such as calcium;  2 parts baking soda; 3-5 parts coconut oil. Convert to teaspoons or tablespoons according to batch size.

For this recipe, I used coral calcium because that’s what I had on hand, and I did not use any sweetener because the coconut oil was plenty sweet for my taste. If you want that sweet toothpaste taste in your mouth, add stevia (powder or liquid) or drops of anise to the mixture.

Natural Remineralizing & Gum Health Toothpaste

5 tbsp. Calcium Carbonate Powder or Calcium Magnesium Powder  [Minerals]
3 tbsp. Baking Soda [Mild abrasive]
1 tsp. Stevia Powder [Optional sweetener]
3-5 tbsp. Coconut Oil (young green coconut is best) to get desired consistency [Texture + Lauric Acid for digestion]
1-½ tsp. pink sea salt [Mild abrasive]
2-3 drops Neem oil & Myrrh oil [Anti-bacterial for gum health]
2-3 drops 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide diluted to 3%*
Essential oils for flavor: peppermint*, spearmint*, cinnamon, clove, orange, grapefruit seed extract, myrrh or clove oil. 

Instructions:

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and add the coconut oil gradually, mixing until you get a smooth consistency. Add salt, oils and hydrogen peroxide dilution. Mix some more and you’re done!

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