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Subject: Has Anybody Ever Heard of.....
Date Posted: 3/11/2009 8:46 AM ET
Member Since: 1/19/2008
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Is the following true?

Peroxide, who knew?
> >
> > (safer and healthier than bleach)
> >  
> > This was written by Becky Ransey of Indiana (a doctor's
> >  wife), and I want to share it with you. She was over
> > recently for coffee and smelled the bleach I was using to
> > clean my toilet and countertops. This is what she told me...
> >
> >
> > I would like to tell you of the benefits of that plain
> > little old bottle of 3% peroxide you can get for under $1.00
> > at any drug store.  (Bob Giddens recently bought a 32 ounce
> > bottle at Wal-Mart for ninety-four cents.)
> >
> > My husband has been in the medical field for over 36 years,
> > and most doctors don't tell you about peroxide. Have you
> > ever smelled bleach in a doctor's office?  No!! Why?
> > Because it smells, and it is not healthy! Ask the nurses who
> > work in the doctor's offices, and ask them if they use
> > bleach at home. They are wiser and know better!
> >
> > Did you also know bleach was invented in the late forties?
> > It's chlorine, folks! It was used to kill our troops in
> > World War II. Peroxide came into popular use during and
> > after WWI. It was used to save and help cleanse the needs of
> > our troops and hospitals. Please think about this.
> > 1. Take one capful and hold in your mouth for ten minutes
> > daily, then spit it out (I do it when I bathe). No more
> > canker sores, and your teeth will be whiter without
> > expensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash.
> >  
> > 2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of peroxide to keep
> > them free of germs. (good one!)
> >
> > 3. Clean your counters and table tops with peroxide to kill
> > germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your
> > dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on the coun ters.
> > (Wouldn't it be nice if restaurants would do this?)
> >
> > 4. After rinsing your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide
> > on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.  
> >
> > 5. I had fungus on my feet for years until I sprayed a
> > 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water on them (especially the
> > toes) every night and let dry.  
> >
> > 6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to
> > ten minutes several times a day. My husband has seen
> > gangrene that would not heal with any medicine but was
> > healed by soaking in peroxide.  
> >
> > 7. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and
> > water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without
> > harming your septic system like bleach or most other
> > disinfectants will.
> >  
> > 8. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your
> > 50/50 mixture whenever you have a cold, plugged sinus. It
> >  will bubble and help to kill the bacteria. Hold for a few
> > minutes, and then blow your nose into a tissue. (really good
> > one!)
> >  
> > 9. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a
> > dentist right away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your
> > mouth and hold it for ten minutes several times a day. The
> > pain will lessen greatly.  
> >
> > 10. And of course, if you like a natural look to your hair,
> > spray the 50/50 solution on your wet hair after a shower and
> > comb it through You will not have the peroxide-burnt blonde
> > hair like the hair dye packages but more natural highlights
> > if your hair is a light brown, reddish, or dirty blonde. It
> > also lightens gradually, so it's not a drasti c change.
> >  (hmmm!)  
> >
> > 11. Put half a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help rid
> > boils, fungus, or other skin infections.
> >
> > 12. Add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of
> > whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on
> > clothing, pour it directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit
> > for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat
> > if necessary. (I'll try it!)  
> >
> > 13. I use peroxide to clean my mirrors. There is no
> > smearing, which is why I love it so much for this.
> >
> > I could go on and on. It is in a dark bottle so it will not
> > be degraded by UV. No home should be without it! With prices
> > of most necessities rising, here's a way to save tons of
> > money in a simple, healthy manner!  

Date Posted: 3/11/2009 9:44 AM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2007
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it looks like it could be partially true.  Snopes.com is a great source for urban legends

http://www.snopes.com/medical/homecure/peroxide.asp - this is the link for that one

Date Posted: 3/11/2009 7:40 PM ET
Member Since: 11/22/2008
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I've been told by a dentist that rinsing with perioxide for a toothache helps it a bit.  I also use warm water and sea salt mixture that helps also.

Date Posted: 3/12/2009 2:40 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2007
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I like the last bit on snopes.com..."but don't drink it or let someone shoot it into your veins. "

Date Posted: 3/13/2009 6:11 PM ET
Member Since: 1/22/2008
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Our pediatrician recommended using 3 drops hydrogen peroxide in each ear every 3 nights to help with ear wax build up. Before we were at the dr. twice with difficulty hearing due to hardened wax build up. They had to rinse her ears out. They said you could buy drops but the peroxide worked just as well. We've found this to be the case.



Date Posted: 3/24/2009 1:31 AM ET
Member Since: 3/20/2009
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I work in a pharmacy. This is definately true. I've personally used it for many of the above listed things. I use absolutely all natural cleaners in my home. My son has severe asthma and bleach is particularly bad for anyone with any kind of respiratory issues. It took us 2 years to figure this out and my son almost died twice in the process. After we got all of the toxins out of our home his condition improved immediately. We now keep an inhaler for just in case but he has not needed it in four years. Another thing most people don't think about - Almost all dishwasher detergents contain chlorine. I was so unaware of all the dangers and am always trying to inform anyone I can about bleach and other hazardous chemicals.

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