We want to thank the many
who have shared their personal testimonies with us and apologize that
we are unable to post all of them. Each are a witness to the efficacy
of activated charcoal as a simple natural remedy for a wide number of
conditions - for people and for pets. We would invite you to the Your Stories
pages to read some of the many touching stories we receive regularly.
We have included a number of stories from January.
Our little grandson was born 9 months ago and had acid reflux problems from the start. The doctors tried all sorts of things to help him. For the first 4 or 5 months of his life he slept in his car seat. He also wore a sleep apnea monitor for the first 5 or 6 months of his life. He was on various medications also which seemed to help some. However, for the past few weeks he just seemed to be getting worse. He would wake up many times during the night screaming and crying and twisting and pulling his hair. Our daughter would comfort him, change him or feed him, if needed, and put him back down, just to have to get up in the next 45 to 60 minutes again. I looked on the Internet for a solution and ran across Colic Calm. I got some to our daughter as soon as possible. The change in him was unbelievable. She said he still woke up 3 times that first night, but was not mad or in pain, she took care of him and put him right back down and he slept so much better. The second night he woke up once for his diaper change and bottle, then slept the rest of the night. It has been like that ever since. We are so happy, it's like a miracle. She cancelled the doctor's appointment she had scheduled for him today. He is fine now. Thank you.
Neapolitan Mastiff puppy & Diarrhea
I wish to tell you about my experiences with powdered activated charcoal:
Because I have had a serious mercury poisoning after vaccines and (mostly) amalgam fillings, I have suffered from lack of energy and periods of severe headaches/migraine, and with pain in the stomach/intestines. Powdered charcoal has helped me with my problems, especially with the stomach/intestines, together with other natural remedies like herbs, kelp, homeopathics etc..
I have also used the charcoal when my Neapolitan Mastiff puppy, 3 months at the time, had diarrhea with some blood. I just put some charcoal into his food, and 2 days later all was back to normal. I am going to continue to use charcoal for all my dogs (Neapolitan Mastiff, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Irish Wolfhound.) every day, just to reduce possible toxins etc. that they might have, and to remove heavy metals, chemicals etc. from vaccines. Needless to say I am very skeptical to vaccines, I really feel that vaccines should be avoided, because they do more harm to the body than good.
All the best,
Sandi is a veteran charcoal user and recently sent on several stories. I have posted a few here, the rest are on the 2008 Your Stories page.
Navel & Tooth Paste
In the winter I layer clothing so I have 3 layers of clothing over my navel all winter. This does cause some problems such as fungal growth in the navel from body heat and sweat. A few weeks ago this problem surfaced and I immediately thought of charcoal. I wet a charcoal tablet and inserted into the navel and held it in place overnight with a bandaid. In the morning I changed the tablet and by the next evening the soreness and redness was almost gone. This was surely an easy and comfortable remedy. As soon as the moistened tablet was in place the burning pain was gone. I use charcoal powder for brushing my teeth on a periodic basic by dipping my moistened toothbrush into charcoal powder and then brushing. It really cleans and freshens and keeps the gums healthy. I'm always sure to use this several times before and after a dental visit. It also whitens my teeth. The dental hygenist has several times commented on how healthy my gums are and I attribute this to the charcoal treatments.
About 10 days ago a new girl at our company - a Chemical Process Engineer named Erin, stopped at my desk and asked if I had anything for a headache. I apologized as I told her I didn't take any drugs so didn't have anything for a headache unless she wanted to try Charcoal. She gave me a strange look and I explained it to her. Being familiar with charcoal as its use in filters she took 4 tablets with her. I told her if she didn't find any painkillers from anyone else to give it a try, as she may be toxic which would cause a headache. To my surprise, later in the day she told me that she took the four tablets and almost immediately her headache subsided and she was able to work the remainder of the day headache free. I also offered her your book to read and she consented and said she would have it back to me on Monday - I gave her the book on Friday. On Monday she requested another week to read the book as she decided to read the entire book, as it was so good.
About 12 years ago I came home from a Women's Retreat only to find our two dogs ill from Parvovirus. The virus had already killed our brother-in-laws new puppy and our dogs were sick now. They had been having numerous bouts of diarrhea and were sore in their behinds and dehydrated. I proceeded to get some garlic capsules and charcoal into them orally. Next I mixed several charcoal water enemas and put then into small fleet enema bottles. I administered these to each dog (outdoors of course). They were so dehydrated that they absorbed the enema water and did not expel it. That was the end of the problem and both dogs recovered very nicely.
My husband John loves his store bought fried chicken and has frequent bouts of food poisoning as a result. He has learned that a few teaspoons of powdered charcoal in a glass of water takes care of the stomach pain and loose stools that accompany these illnesses. One time he ate a fish sandwich at a fast food restaurant while traveling for his work and did not have his charcoal with him. He was very upset with himself for not having it available as he became very ill that evening; since then he always has charcoal with him when he is away from home.
About 4 years ago I awoke with a scratchy burning eye. Looking in the mirror it appeared to be pinkeye. Not wanting to go to the doctor I made a slurry of charcoal with water. After it settled I inserted a clean Q-tip in the water and moistened my lower eye-lid with the solution. There was instant pain relief and after several drops of this water were put into the eye I was ready to go to work. I did have a little "grit" go to the tear duct area where it was wiped away with a tissue. This was a simple and effective remedy! I also used this for a developing sty this past winter with excellent results [but had to use] a few more applications and a poultice held on the eye for several hours.
I have previously spoken to your wife on an occasion when my adult son had cellulitis. Thank you for your knowledge and sweet help.
I look forward to your newsletters.
P.S. The stomach flu tried to hit our home at Thanksgiving and the three of us who took Activated Charcoal at the beginning of early queasy feelings were quickly well.
Also, my adult daughter has gone on a year long mission trip to a very backward area overseas. One of the three medicinal items I sent with her was Activated Charcoal.
Keep up the good work,
Kelly works in the Medical Laboratories section of a very well know Medical Center, but she is a great believer in natural remedies, including charcoal, if she gets ill. “They all work much better than traditional medicine. People know to come to my desk when they have ills as I always keep charcoal on hand.” Kelly shared a couple stories.
My one desk partner often gets cold sores. She asked me what she could use (knowing I don't use drugs), and I told her Lysine. I had given her charcoal for something (I don't remember), and she said, “Hey! If I mix charcoal with the Lysine, do you think that will help?” I replied that the charcoal could turn the area black if the sore was open; to be careful. When Jenni felt a cold sore coming on, she mixed charcoal with the Lysine and applied it to her cold sore, and it worked! The area got red, however, the cold sore did not come to a full head nor was it too sore for her and didn't linger as long.
One morning at 2 a.m., I awoke to see my husband sitting on the end of our bed on my side. I asked if it was morning. He said, “no.” I focused on him, and he was gray. I asked him what was wrong. He said to me "I think I'm going to throw up." I replied, "Don't you think you should be in the bathroom to do that?" He then proceeded to tell me he didn't feel right and didn't think he could make it. I helped him to the toilet and asked him what was wrong. Charcoal was the only thing I thought of to give him since his stomach was upset. As he kneeled over the toilet, I quickly made him a glass of water and charcoal, which he drank. He didn't throw up, then rose from the floor and walked to the sink. It was then I noticed a perfectly round circle on his rear end with a small red dot in the middle of it. I said, “Chad, you've been bit by something.” I ran back to the kitchen telling him I was making him a Charcoal Poultice. I placed it on his behind and told him to hold it there as I looked at the welts that were coming up on his body. It was terrible! They protruded a good ¼ inch and were all over his arms and chest. In his groin area, was a HUGE welt. It looked like an upside-down squash. Back to the kitchen I went to make another larger charcoal poultice. As I held that on his groin area (he still had the poultice on his rear end), I noticed his neck. He had a perfectly round 'collar' around his neck that was bright red and hot to the touch. He called his sister, who is an R.N. asking her questions. She asked him if his throat was closing at all. He said, “No.” Her reply was “Good, you are too far from the hospital to make it there in time.” She said “It sounds like a recluse spider bit you.” For two hours we kept charcoal over the bite on his rear end and over the groin area. I searched the bed for a spider, lifted the mattress, looked under the dresser...no spider. By this time, it was about 4:30 a.m., and he wanted to get to bed, so we did. I called into work to tell them what happened adding that I needed more rest. When I arrived to work, the girls had researched recluse spiders, and said it sounded as if Chad had been bit by one. We heated with wood at this time, and one lady I worked with had a friend who did the same finding a recluse on a piece of wood under the bark; she added this is more likely how the spider got in the house. Chad had all the symptoms except the bite area didn't deteriorate because of the charcoal, and we never did find the spider. My husband has been sick twice in the 8½ years that I've known him...flu for one day & this spider bite.