Ocean Water … the hidden cure?

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Jenny S.
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   Posted 10/19/2007 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   

 My father-in-law is always preaching how great ocean water is for all conditions/diseases?  For example, my mother-in-law took a tablespoon of ocean water for 6 months and was cured of psoriasis.  So … my father-in-law thinks the same can happen with my Lupus --- a tablespoon of ocean water a day for 6 months & I’ll be cured.  This seems ridiculous, but thought I would throw it out to see if anyone else has heard similar findings. J   


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Barbara Lee
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   Posted 10/19/2007 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jenny:

This is a new one for me. I'd never heard drinking ocean water would cure lupus. I'm not sure I'd be will to drink ocean water. I was brought up with the knowledge you don't drink sea water. I'll have to do some more research on this one. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Take care,
Barbara
dx fibro, SLE, glaucoma, cateracts, bells palsy, depression, migraine headaches, gastreopaersis, chronic anemia, RA,MDS (Blood Cancer). Tons of meds.


cured4real?
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   Posted 10/19/2007 10:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Jenny--
I would not drink sea water under any condition nowadays. We have a real problem with red tide, an organism that makes people really physically ill, and puts people in the hospital regularly. I live on the Atlantic coast and close also to the gulf of mexico and both are dirty. The sea is not what it used to be, it is terribly out of balance microscopically and the types of organisms that seem to flourish are the ones that seem to make people sick. During red tide, we can't even eat outside anywhere near the coast, you breath the sea air and get very sick, the mist will even caue you to itch and burn and healthy people can get very ill. Many people on the coast don't leave their homes. Remember there are oil rigs and everything else out there and the bacteria they use to eat the spilled oil and imbalances caused by coastal mosquito spraying and everything else, not to mention the spill off/ bilge emptying from all the ships bringing in cheap imported goods has made the sea unhealthy. Perhaps at the poles, I could be persuaded but I don't see you traveling to the artic circle or antiartica every day, and you cannot keep sea water as it contains living organisms that will die and spoil in the water and make you sick. You need to be at the sea every day to do it. I wouldn't try drinking salt water aquarium water either, for the quality is usually not as good as the fresh stuff and they put medicines and copper and stuff in. One thing I have heard is that bathing in sea salts, especially dead sea salts, is very good for you and is being investigated as part of a cure for auto immune vitiligo (pigment loss) and certainly would improve your muscle pain and such. If you would want to try, I would dissolve sea salt in spring water. Still, the only thing I have noticed with drinking salt water is that it is a purge, and will cause diarrhea, especially in large quantities, and it can be painful. I know a girl whose grandmother told her that the key to her health was to drink a glass of her own urine every day. Now grandma might have done that and is mad enough about it to pass on the misery, but I would rather drink the urine than the sea water, I think the urine would be cleaner. Now I did hear eating berries is very good for you, if you are allowed to have them. I guess we were made to be eating them as we were probably foragers in caveman days. Now if I haven't discouraged you enough, let me know and I can give you more reasons why I gag and hack if I even accidently take some water in.
Love, Marji
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
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omega
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   Posted 10/20/2007 5:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Marji said it already. Ocean water nowadays is polluted and have lots of bacteria, organism........ Plus, even if drinking "salt water," it really depends on the person. Some people have to watch out for the sodium intake. My philosophy is that if there is any real remedies, we would have been well already.
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cured4real?
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   Posted 10/21/2007 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jenny,
Was thinking today that the main ingredients of great benefit in ocean water are magnesium, calcium, protein, iodine, and perhaps salt. Ocean water is very alkaline and studies have shown that when the pH of our cells in our bodies is acid, we get sick and are more prone to cancer and other problems. A new approach to good health includes alkalinizing your body to offset all the acidity we get from foods and medicines. Things like soda, coffees and teas, and many fruits, meats and definitely sweets, can make your body acid. Broccoli and members of the cabbage family are alkalinizing vegetables and alter the ph of your body when you eath them in a healthfully prepared way. Also berries, blue berries and some other fruits and vegetables are very alkaliinizing. Seafood provides iodine, I think salmon is alkalinizing, and I think nuts. There should be a list on the web somewhere. It is definitely a worthwhile approach because my ex husband was a microbiologist and he researched the studies and I've known about it for over twenty years, before the fad. Dairy foods are acidic I believe due to lactic acid, but lactic acid is also a cell purger/ purifier, so they can be good. Baking soda in water is an emergency treatment for stomach upset and will raise cell alkalinity. Epsom salts are good for bathing and some people do take a teaspoon in water to raise the magnesium content (many people are deficient) and I do believe it increases alkalinity. Calcium carbonate (tums) will help and ward off osteoporosis. Live spirulina, which I'm unsure about the ph of, has many health benefits supposedly and this is possibly another component to sea water, algae, but this time only healthful algae. Perhaps you can do some research, check with your docs to make sure it wouldn't harm you, and make your own sea water. I make a buffer for my fish tanks which includes a teaspoon of baking soda per five gallons of water, a tbsp of epsom salts, dissolved in very hard calcium well water, but you might have to add some calcium if you don't have hard water, you could add the live spirulina and if the doc says ok for that, you could try a spoonful of that or maybe even a little more, please grandpa and maybe help your own health. It would defiinitely sooth an upset stomach and raise your protein and vitamins, though it might hurt your blood pressure. I think the way the ocean water would work would be similar to an alkalinizing beverage. Any live organisms in the ocean water would be killed by your stomach acid. I would almost want to try this. I do take a half a coffe mug of warm water with a half tsp to a tsp of baking soda (called a bicarb in the old days) for indigestion and it works well, esp if you are poor, but I dont' have high blood pressure and any other problaem that it would disagree with. You should check with doc before trying it. Well, Sorry I'm babbling, just got this idea based on my fish tank buffer I make.
Love, Marji
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments


phndoc
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   Posted 10/22/2007 3:39 AM (GMT -7)   
The sea water has always made me sink. When I was gowning up, we would go to the beach. The sea water/air would do something to my lugus. For days after I would have trouble beathing.
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Enjoy what you can today and leave the rest for another day.
 
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