Does It Cause Intestinal Problems?

Posted by Kristy on 10/18/2007

Hi, Ted... First let me say thank you for all the time you give to people like me who know so little about more natural ways to good health! My question about Borax is this...would taking about 1/4 teaspoon in a liter of water every day cause some intestinal problems? Or is it supposed to work similar to a colon cleanse? If not, maybe I'll drop it to 1/8 of a teaspoon. Thank you, Kristy

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
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Borax works like a very mild colon cleanse, but a more geared to sickness in ridding of fungus, yeast infections, mycoplasma, parasites either in the intestines or in the blood (as in lupus). At this dilution of one liter, which is quite a high dilution (almost like homeopathy), the negative effects whether intestinal problems and other would not be possible or is extremely difficult.

Women generally need less borax than men, but that also depends on size and age too. The typical remedy if not so sure is 1/8 teaspoon borax dissolved in one liter of drinking water.

The side effects of borax can have a laxative effect (like a colon cleanse) but in both men and woman it acts as an aphrodisiac as it causes the body to increase hormonal function, which is fine for people who are in their late 30s.

A way to avoid the laxative effect is to take it on an empty stomach. But if constipation is indicated, taking along with the food can have the opposite effect.

It's an old medicine, mind you, but during those days they also add glycerin to the borax, perhaps to add the sweet taste, but glycerin can have a laxative effect too, which is why just a straight borax in high water dilution will have a minimum laxative effect. The cause of laxative effect is very much due to the concentration of the medicine. If the laxative effect were to be very minimal, a high dilution of 1/8 teaspoon in one liter has the minimal negative effect possible.

I generally take advantage of reduction of toxicity of any natural medicine by adding lots of water and taken slowly as the safest possible route, almost like homeopathy.

While homeopathy is almost like a natural medicine, it takes advantage of vibrational frequencies of a product under the use of water (usually distilled in high dilution). However, human thoughts (whether it works for you or against you, or even if has any effects at all) can be tested empirically so that you can take further advantage in controlling such infections and sickness.

A simple tests for your own (personal mind over matter), and is to get a cooked rice, one where you put bad words (hate) and bad thoughts everyday, kept in a clear plastic box. Another one you do the same, but written on the box of good words (love) and twice a day (morning and evening) you give thoughts to the plastic box and hold them. After 7 days you can evaluate them. Your opinion of people or the vibrational frequencies of that person can either be a positive or negative influences on you. An interesting experiment is just to try the following personalities and how it influences you, such as Jesus Christ, James Randi, Mother Theresa, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne and other interesting people. You will be surprise at the result for some of them (some can have positive influences, some quite negative). These vibratory influences may also make you sick or healthy, which can include T.V. shows, and other interesting things.

The reason why human thoughts may be important is it can have either positive or negative. How powerful that is you just need to do it yourself and find out and can be integrated as part of any natural remedies, once after you have seen the results (positive or negative). Awareness is an important element too.