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Alexandra writes, “It was an innocuous solitary shrubby thing that was growing slap bang in the middle of the enclosure. The yard owner had said it was called a ‘Bullock bush’ and that animals used it for shade and he had left it at that. It was only four or five hours after being released in the yard, when I saw Burke, the Nomads camel, who is a fairly bombastic individual, couched by the gate. All the others were milling around elsewhere. I sensed something might be amiss. Half an hour later he had moved position but was still couched. A quick scout of the area revealed that one of the camels had obviously decided to try out, albeit just a nibble, the ‘Bullock bush’. We surmised it must have been Burke, who is a notorious greedy-guts. There were no vets for hundreds of kilometers, and as it was late in the evening we decided to be on the safe side and started treating Burke as if it were a case of poisoning.
Drenching a camel that wants nothing more than to be left alone to wallow in his tummy ache is not an easy task. For a drench, we came up with one of the big drink bottles from the bum bags. We managed to pull out the little plug and clamped a meter length of hose onto the remaining nozzle. Presto! A drench bottle, which proved extremely effective despite Burke’s protestations. In this way we were able to administer 250g of activated charcoal in powdered form. We also injected the camel with Vitamin C, as it is widely believed to help combat the effects of toxicity. By morning it was clear he was not improving. An old boy in the service station bar took the plant cutting from me, looked at it and mumbled, “any stock that eats it, dies”. A phone call to the Port Augusta vet confirmed the old man’s edict - the plant was highly toxic and there was no known antidote.”The vet recommended trying to flush the poison with liquid paraffin. That required a 240 mile round trip. Over the next 4 days they gave Burke a total of 3 more drenches of activated charcoal along with vitamin shots and the liquid paraffin.
“On Thursday, much to our relief, he stood up, wandered around a bit, and showed no signs of sitting down again. We felt quietly confident that Burke was over the worst… As to whether Burke would have recovered without our intervention? For what its worth, my own feeling is that our actions probably did contribute to Burke's recovery, particularly as it was caught so quickly.”
“They really go after the charcoal. Bigger monkeys try to take charcoal away from smaller ones. And they come down from the trees to grab pieces much bigger than they can possibly eat, carrying it off with two hands.”
"I couldn’t stand to watch my fish die in the aquarium so I decided to cloud the water with charcoal powder. Next morning all the fish had revived!”
1. increase in milk production for cattleTo review the amazing results CLICK HERE.
2. decrease in mastitis
3. reduction in mortality for pigs and laying hens
4. overall disease reduction
5. improve feed:weight ratio of pigs
6. 50% reduction in the offensive smell of manure
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 December, January, Februray, and March. This is a long read but no apologies. Each is unique and we felt we couldn't leave these out.
Koi Fish Pond
Kim was enjoying his Koi fish pond until it developed a tannic acid build-up and associated odors. He also noticed other guests that used to frequent the pond no longer were coming. Kim purchased 10lbs of Sumi Balls and placed them under a waterfall thinking this would give the pond water the best exposure to the Sumi Balls. Unfortunately the action of the 2-foot waterfall was too strong and the blue-colored ceramic shells began to disintegrate turning the water cloudy. Not a good beginning.
We sent on another 10 lbs and this time Kim placed the Sumi Balls on the waterfall spillway where there was little to no agitation of the balls at all. The results were positive. Kim writes:
"The yellowish tannic color that the water originally had is gone and has not reappeared. Best of all is that the water has no odor at all. The squirrels, not to mention some songbirds, are in the habit now of drinking from the fishpond even if I’m standing or sitting nearby. That tells me that the Sumi Balls are doing their job on the odor as well.
Kim's Koi Pond Sumi Balls one foot from base of waterfall
Today is sunny and cloudless so I thought it would be a good time to take some pictures. The last Sumi Balls that you sent in December are still holding up very well. The pond is 4.5 ft. deep and the water clarity is fine. There is no detectable odor. The squirrels continue to water here instead of the much larger retention pond only 50 ft. away. The current air temperature is 66° F and the pond is 62°."
"I have tried many different remedies for my face acne, but nothing gave me the results that I wanted until I used the charcoal soap. Within one week of washing with the charcoal soap twice a day, my face was nearly clear of the acne."
"Recently, my husband underwent surgery for the removal of his colon. He had suffered from ulcerated colitis for nearly 10 years and with no good results from any medications that are available for UC he was finally told that the only sure fire cure was a colectomy.
The surgery was a success and we are both pleased with the return to a normal life that he has experienced. But we had to face many adjustments among which was his care of his ostomy bag a couple of times a day. That often was most unpleasant for him and anyone else who might be near his bathroom. The odor was more often than not, quite overwhelming. His ostomy supplier sent us samples of several different odor control tablets that were to be placed in his bag but none of them helped. Room sprays only added to the odor. Then I remembered that I had a bottle of activated charcoal capsules in the medicine cabinet that I had bought several years before to use as a poultice on a brown spider bite (works like magic!!). So I had him begin adding several caps to his bag each time he emptied it. The odors were gone. And I mean GONE!!
I decided to look online for a bulk supplier and there you folks were. Wonderful. And I am writing to tell you that the "Purrfectly Fresh" granules has made both of us happy. Now, if we are visiting friends or he is in a public restroom, he no longer has to worry about the terrible odors. I fixed a small squeeze bottle that dispenses about a 1/2 tsp. with each squeeze. He can carry it in his pocket when we travel and keeps one in his bathroom.
I just wanted to tell you so that you can add that to your list of uses of activated charcoal.
Hi Again! We are finally sleeping again! To be honest at first we were sceptic about the medicine (Colic Calm for babies) BUT it WORKS.
Anyway, i would like to order 4 bottles of COLIC CALM.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
“Thank you so much for the masks! They saved me!! I smell nothing when I am wearing one! I can do color now without getting sick!!”
Bob sent us a short note; “I take Activated Charcoal everyday and I feel great.” I wrote back and asked, “Can you tell us a little more about how you came to use charcoal, for what, how you use it, any memorable experiences?”
Hi John, Thanks for the reply. I live in a mountain community in WV. About a year ago my neighbor’s daughter was bitten by a rattlesnake. She is about twelve years old and weighs about 70 lbs. She was taken to Charlottesville VA poison control center. After several weeks of treatment the prognosis was not good. She was sinking fast.
My neighbor told me that one night, another one of our neighbors knocked on his door and presented him with I believe a Poultice and asked him to put it on his daughters wound. My neighbors asked him what the “mechanism” was that would help and he was told Activated Charcoal.
Long story short, they did what was suggested and her recovery began immediately. Please keep in mind that the little girl’s parents are both doctors.
When he (my neighbor) related this story to me I began researching Activated Charcoal. I take it almost every day. One of my friends drinks it about three times a week and he indicated that after about three months, his cholesterol dropped about thirty points.
For me it has improved my how I feel in general. Probably about thirty percent more energy. No drop in energy in the afternoons after lunch which use to be a huge problem for me. It is almost unnoticeable as it is natural feeling. I have cut my blood pressure dose in half with no adverse effect. I’m convinced it is the real deal.
"Last fall I purchased some activated charcoal because I have a friend’s horse at my house that she got because he was foundered and she wanted to help him recover. He had a real bad smell omitting from his body constantly because he is a severely foundered horse. His hooves were slowly recovering but his body wasn't. Within 3 days of giving him the activated charcoal, he smelt like a horse should smell like. Since then, swelling has gone down around his hooves and he has made tremendous improvements in his hooves and body condition. He is wanting to move around more and the growth in his hooves are looking great. Granted, I am feeding him vitamins minerals, diatomaceous earth for natural deworming + the benefits from that product, probiotics and he gets trimmed every week or two. Definitely, the activated charcoal cleaning out his system has been the best for him. Buddy thanks you for such a great product. My friend and I are hoping we will be able to ride Buddy this summer."
Rita is an herbalist and among her many recipes there is one for her chickens of which one of the ingredients is charcoal powder, but “my adult children and grandchildren discovered how delicious the Chicken Bread is and wont, even with the grittiness, leave it alone.”
Rita was looking for a finer grade of charcoal powder, which we were able to recommend. In appreciation Rita shared her Chicken Bread recipe. Her sister Priscilla forwarded it on to us. “I'm writing because my sister still prefers stone and chisel to communicate with. The recipe is simple, the ingredients are a little complicated.”
To your favorite white bread recipe...
delete one cup of white flour
add whole wheat in its place
replace butter with olive oil
use sea salt from the Grain & Salt Society (high mineral content)
2 tsp Diamond XPC-LS (an animal nutritional yeast and human immune booster)
1 tsp charcoal powder (USP1250CP)
1 tsp green powder blend (mix of 1 lb. each of kelp, wheatgrass, turmeric to which has been added one ounce of ground black peppercorns and a 1/2 oz cayenne)
2 Tbs fresh ground cornmeal
1 tsp graviola
1 tsp dried orange peel
a handfull of dried local herbs that chickens seek out
"Don't worry if it doesn't rise well. The chickens (and children) will love it! You should see the chickens come running from all corners of the yard when the "Pied Piper" comes with her chopped up bread!"
Rita & Priscilla
Thank you for asking about my sister-in-law. She is on dialysis now and looking and feeling better than she has in years. She started the charcoal poultices the weekend after I talked to you. We did the treatments every four hours throughout the weekend and when we left their home that weekend, her husband and my sister continued to apply the poultices until her appointment to begin the dialysis in the hospital that week. I’m not certain how much progress we made with the dialysis prior to her appointment – just not enough time to tell – but her sugar (remember she is a very brittle diabetic) seemed to even off with no peaks or valleys while she was using the poultices.
My family (who all think that this is crazy) are all starting to sit up and listen to the benefits of charcoal. We will be in Florida with them in February, and I, of course, will be taking my charcoal.
We had a woman call last month whose son was scheduled that afternoon for a urine analysis for illicit drugs. At the time he was just coming down from a binge on THC. I directed her to give him as much charcoal as he would take – multiple tablespoons every hour and lots of water. The mother called several weeks later to tell us he tested negative that afternoon!!
"I just had to let you know how charcoal has helped some friends and a cat. Our friend, George, had throat cancer that was well advanced, and my husband told his wife about charcoal. They immediately got some, and began using it. We saw them a few weeks later, and you could hear George coughing up that junk in his throat. Today, some several months later, George is cancer free and imagine that his doctors can't figure out why!!
Another incident - Prince Albert my Persian cat had severe problems which resulted in me having him completely shaved except for his head. He had dug and scratched a hole in his hip, which I could not see with all that hair. The hole was deep and infected, and I put charcoal in it, then Echinacea. I just opened a capsule and dabbed it down in the hole on his hip. I followed that with a few drops of Echinacea and I guess it made a bit of a paste, and it stayed in there. I covered it with a band-aid to keep the good stuff in there. I did this again, and repeated everything, each time pulling out a horrendous amount of pus and infection. The next day a great amount of infection came out of there, and I did the same thing again. The next day more infection, and I repeated the procedure. A week later, you could not even see where he had any problem whatsoever. What great stuff charcoal is!!!
I also know that it works for stomach upsets as well. One day about a year ago I came to work fine, but about 8:30 I was sick as could be. I went to lie down and when someone came to check on me, I asked them to get me some charcoal. (At that time, I did not know what it was capable of, and did not carry it daily) She brought me some, and within the hour I was able to drive the 10 miles home. The next day I saw the person who helped me, and she couldn’t believe I was walking around our farmer’s market! (Made a believer out of her).
We have been blessed, no doubt. Sadly, most people don't know, or really don't want to know that it works. I've been poo pooed so many times!"
Hot Tub Smell
"Dear folks, Last week I purchased some Sumi Balls from you to put in our hot tub. We do not use harsh chemicals (chlorine) in it so the water gets a little bit of a stale smell to it. Anyhow, I put the Sumi Balls in a bag and put it into the water Friday afternoon and when I got into the hot tub Sunday morning I immediately noticed that the water did not have any smell to it at all. This morning when my husband used it he also noticed the freshness of the water. I put some in my fish aquarium today!
We keep many of your products on hand and take the charcoal capsules when we travel. We have never been disappointed in the results.
We live on a ranch so have many animals and we have used charcoal to treat them also. A couple of months ago we had a kitten that appeared to have distemper and looked like it was going to die. I put some powdered charcoal in some canned cat food and fed it to it several times and although it is the runt of the liter it is also the toughest now."
"I wanted to thank john for the book. That will be a lot of help. And that is you from TV. You did a good job on the show (Wonderfully Made on 3ABN). I wanted to try it because of what you had to say about it. I will let you know how it works for my family. I already brushed my teeth with it, even though it is messy. I think my breath has smelled good all day. Thanks again."
"My three year old was stung by a yellow jacket on his little hand. Amid is hysterical screams, I dumped some charcoal powder into a large bowl and added water. I plunged his hand into the black water and, instantly, his screams stopped. We swished his hand around in it for a few minutes while looking at a book. Then he took his hand out and said it didn't hurt any more. That was truly the end of the sting."
Nova Scotia, Canada
Wednesday April 1You are the Gatekeeper of Your Health - Chadron State College, Chadron NE