Thursday, April 8, 2010

Mouth Ulcer Tip - This really works!!!

Hi everyone!

I don't know how much you all remember about my Mom but she's going through Avastin treatment every 3 weeks.  This is a tumor targeted therapy and is considerably milder than the heavy duty "platin" type of chemo she was on before. The side effects are minimal and seem to be limited to trembling in the hands and mouth pain.  It starts about 4 days after treatment and peaks at about 10 days.  Then starts to decline as she approaches another treatment.

She is having considerable mouth pain so I decided to try the "all natural" route.  The prescription mouthwash tastes terrible in addition to simply numbing the mouth - not fun at all.  Seemed to me that healing the ulcers was the way to go.  I suspected about a month ago that she had them under the surface inside her cheeks.  The last round of chemo had the ulcer beginning to erupt (Dad checked inside her mouth with a flashlight.)

So bottom line is this: There's an all-natural remedy that WORKS.  It WORKS!!  This treatment had reduced Mom's pain, it's easier to brush now, she's sleeping, the swelling inside her cheeks is gone AND she's more comfortable.

Visit a GNC or herbal medicine shop and pick up some Liquid Aloe.  NO you can't just chomp on a chunk of the Aloe plant sitting on your hall table.  Get some honey as well to ease the bitter taste.  Get a small cup and pour a few tablespoons of aloe juice into the cup.  Add a squirt of honey and a small amount of water and stir it up (amounts can differ depending on how much mouthwash you need).  Take a swig and swish it around for 30 seconds.  Spit it out and do it again with the remaining mixture.  DO NOT SWALLOW IT!!!  (You can adjust the measurements as you see fit - it doesn't taste good but it works!)

3 times a day and you should feel a lessening in your discomfort in 24 to 48 hours.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

This is what I've been doing

I write for a number of sites around the internet.  The conglomeration of writing covers many topics. I decided to start another blog with my latest group of articles on gardening.  Niche blogging is fun and it gives me a break (and a treat!) from creating content for EHow, GardenGuides, Livestrong and some of the other sites that I typically write for.  It's nice to be my own editor and to write in the first person.

If you're interested, check out my new blog HERE  The title may be Maryland Gardening but most of my tips apply to every type of garden as well as good planting practices.  This blog focuses on an organic approach instead of pumping chemicals into the soil.