yeah. i am about to get married, so i am dropping all this organic stuff i been splurging on with my parents' hard-earned money (and some of mine). and i am trying to buy the cheapest, yet closest to healthy/least damaging things possible (toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, apple juice, shampoo/conditioner, soap (Ivory!), etc.) sooooo, here is what i have found after a bit of reasearch:
toothpaste--although i have been using tom's of maine, i am switching to aim and pepsodent. and i will continue to use my beloved baking soda!
lotion--i have been using kiss my face. what now?
soap--i have been using nubian heritage (frankincense and myrrh), and i am switching to ivory
juice--i have always used small bottles of organic apple juice. so what now? motts? great value? :(
shampoo and conditioner--I am african american and i have used either the organic hair food system (when it was still pure) or desert essence organics (italian grape). i love suave coconut conditioner, but the shampoo is no good for me. what do i do?
mouthwash--i have always used tom's of maine. i absolutely hate listerine for that strong astringent feeling, that burn... i am lost on this one. anybody?
If you shop ahead and buy $50 dollars worth
of products, you get free shipping, no tax,
and no cost of gas to go shopping.
Juice~ stick with the organic apple but
look for gallons on sale. Also drink more
water which is just as important as juice
and most of us do not get enough. I also
water down my juice, to cut down the sweetness,
but also to extend it.
Think of ways you can continue your
progress. Do not settle for less unless
you have no other choice~~
Toothpaste - you can make a tooth powder for very little money. I make mine out of some clay I got on sale from a health food store, baking soda, Sea Salt , and a few drops of peppermint oil. I keep this in a jar I saved from food I bought. Some people use plain baking soda all the time.
Mouthwash - forget this entirely, or swish with water-diluted vodka flavored with peppermint oil
Oil pulling - essential to oral hygiene & detox. I feel this replaces mouthwash. Get the highest-quality cold-pressed organic oil, like sunflower oil, you can afford. Do it first thing in the morning before eating. It takes very little oil each day. Check out the Oil Pulling forum for more info.
Lotion - forget lotion and embrace oil or shea butter. If you wouldn't eat it, don't put it on your skin. Coconut oil can be expensive, but a little goes a long way. You can get coconut oil at Tropical Traditions. Check out a place like mountainroseherbs.com and stock up on things at bulk prices that will last a while. It doesn't have to be scented. I put olive oil on my hair & scalp, left it for well over a day, and that was awesome...my hair is so soft now. I hear oil on the hair & scalp is very beneficial for African Americans - even though I am not, I love it.
There are people who stopped using shampoo - they use baking soda to clean their hair, then a rinse on the ends of vinegar (ew, sounds stinky). Another option is to wash your hair less & use more oil. We get in a vicious cycle with washing the hair - we strip out the natural body oils, then the scalp produces more, and then we wash more.
If you can't give up the shampoo, at least give up the conditioner :) I have been using a SLS-free, wheat-free (I don't do well with wheat) shampoo from Burt's Bees. This particular shampoo is somewhat expensive. Yes, shampoo without SLS takes more work to suds up. I think my hair & scalp are much better off, though. I have far less dandruff. I am working toward shampooing less often.
Soap - there are so many soap companies out there making better soaps than ivory, at various prices. Try one (mountain rose herbs again?) that you can buy from in bulk. Soap will last a long time. Or try castille soap, which is in liquid form. Cut down on how much soap you use. Buy a good-quality body brush, exfoliate with that, and then take a brief shower in which you basically rinse off the dead skin & wash your smelliest areas only :)
Face - I don't know if this would work for you, but I stopped using soap on my face. It was very drying. I rinse my face in the shower & exfoliate mildly with a washcloth. On other days, I wash my face with baking soda only for extra exfoliating. I put a little oil on my face sometimes, because of this dry desert environment - jojoba (very little - expensive), olive, or coconut.
Juice - Skip. Eat whole fruits.
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It's been awhile since I've posted at Curezone (I used to
frequent the Liver Flush Forum ), but thought I'd mention
the Ceragem massage bed, since nobody else here seems to
know about it (at least nobody on curezone has posted
anything about it).
They are a massage bed with heated jade rollers that go up
and down your back (with far infrared heat). It's an
awsome experience. The best part is that if you live near
one of thier dealers, you can go and use them *FOR FREE*
as much as you want.
Their marketing approach is to prove to you they work
and get you hooked to the point of buying one to put in your
home ($2400). But there is no pressure to buy one and,
again, you can use it for free as much as you like.
My sister went to one of their retailers in Southern
California each week for over a year for the treatments before
finally purchasing one.
She has gone on and on so much about it that I finally tried it
out. My wife and I had to drive 180 miles to the nearest dealer
(Nashville) but ended up buying it on the spot.
We now both use it everyday.
It's one of those great health gems you come across that do
so much good. I'm actually surprised there isn't more discussion
here about them. I highly recommend giving one a try if you
are anywhere near a dealer. Infrared heat is incredibly good
for your body (read other posting about infrared sauna, etc.).
i've been SOOO helped by our ceragem massage bed during the onset of my current illness but i never even THOUGHT to mention it because we had the massage bed at home for YEARS (IT'S VERY DURABLE) because mom uses it frequently and LOVES IT.... AND i never thought of it as some special gadget... :p:p i JUST remembered this morning that i should mention it... and did a search for it to see if anyone used it and found your message! :) !
at the onset of my illness (severe mercury poisoning as it turns out, and my liver totally stopped working!!) i was having severe pains/aches in the back and chest too, and the ONLY thing that helped was this ceragem massage board!! it was before i learned about flushing or anything else... it was well before i found curezone.com and started liver flushing and organ cleansing... some nights i couldnt' even sleep cos i was so ill and i would spend the whole night on the ceragem massage bed and find some relief....!!
oh boy... i better start mentioning it wherever i can :D ... it got rid of my back weirdness so completely before i even found curezone.com that i never even thought about it again :p bad, ungrateful wabbit!!! :p:p !!
Thought I'd also mention that, in addition to the Ceragem bed,
probably the 2 most important other things I do is oxygen
therapies (see Ed McCabe's "Flood Your Body With Oxygen" - the
single most important book on health I've ever read), and
pure MSM powder (see http://www.msm-info.com and http://www.msm-msm.com).
Each of these things are very powerful detoxifiers in their
own right. But together they work synergystically to pack
an incredible detoxifying punch.
The MSM helps make the cells in your body permeable so waste/
toxins can come out and nutrients can get in, including the
uptake of oxygen (but get the pure MSM powder, not the pills
they sell with binders and fillers).
And oxygen (particularly ozone) oxidizes and burns up the toxins,
viruses, fungus... (basically anything that isn't healthy living
tissue). So working together it is an awesome combination.
I went the cheap route with Dr. Katz ozonator (see below for the link).
It's $120. I like it, just fine. I drink two quarts of ozonated water
a day (although you would want to start out far less to begin with to
avoid severe detox reactions).
For laughs, here is my daily routine (I say, "for laughs", because
my wife things I'm obsesive-compulsive about all this stuff - but
I feel great, so that's all that matters):
- 8 drops of Oxymune, 3 times a day (body oxygenator)
- 2 quarts of ozonated water
- I work at home and have an ozone air purifier running all the time
where I work, and another in the bedroom while we sleep
- 2 teaspoons of lingisul MSM powder, 5 times a day (that's 40,000mgs total).
- 1 teaspoon of Colosan (this is magnesium bonded with ozone and oxygenates
your intestinal tract).
- Whatever other vitamins and suppliments I decide to take that day.
It's a bit extreme, and if you start dabbling with the MSM, Oxymune, or
ozone water, I strongly suggest that you start in low dosages and work your
way up. I've gone through several bouts of cleansing, the worst of which
was about 3 weeks where I had Meneire's symtoms for about 3 weeks (vertigo,
plugged ears, etc.). But I backed off for awhile and then kept working
my way back up. You eventually get through it.
right now i'm in the middle of Essiac tea detox and the lapacho tea i ordered just arrived today... after the tea-detox i will definitely look into MSM and ozonator... i'm SOOOO filled with toxins and my face is breaking out all over the place (especially after the Amalgam removal) :-(
in the meanwhile i will prepare myself by perusing the book u recommended by ed maccabe... i just ordered it :-> !!
I just started going to the free ceragem massage sessions (been twice so far) and so I looked it up now to see if anybody uses it here on the forum and found your message. Sounds like you used it for a while. The center I've gone to is about half an hour away, not that far, but not convenient either. I started having some back problems and a friend raved about these beds so I tried. My experience is that it feels nice and I found some relief, but not sure if it's worth taking so much time out of my day to do this regularly. My question is: how often should you do it to get some benefit (for back or other health things)? Is the benefit at least somewhat comparable to a real massage? Is the infrared heat the main ingredient that makes this a good product (the pressure doesn't seem as good as in a real massage)?
When we bought ours, the folks who run the store said that we
should use it at minimum once a day and preferably twice (while
drinking lots of water). Realistically I don't use it every day
because there are too many other things I'm doing as well.
If the Ceragem is all I had, then perhaps I would use it every day.
Interestingly, my 18-year-old daughter uses it more than any of us.
It helps relax her in the evenings after a hard days work.
Yes, I would say that it's the infrared heat that is the key to these
beds. This kind of heat penetrates deep into the tissue. I think also
the infrared heat applied to the acupucture points along the back are
important. This combination I think is what brings the benefit.
Clear, as you point out, the pressue alone is not what a real person
I would suggest that if you go for a number of sessions, maybe a couple
times a week. If you notice any improvements then it might be worth
continueing and eventually forking over the $2400 for your own. Otherwise