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Posted by: Christopher1, Friday, February 24, 2012, 1:10am
http://www.swansonvitamins.com/JR104/ItemDetail?n=0

Has anyone tried germanium as a supplement? Is it quackery? I stumbled across this in my research for lead toxicity.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, February 24, 2012, 1:13am; Reply: 1
not in the encyclopedia

consider neutral and report back :)

there are some interesting threads to help you build your own opinion
http://www.bing.com/search?cp=1252&FORM=FREESS&q=germanium&q1=site%3Adadamo.com
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, February 24, 2012, 1:22am; Reply: 2
I would be very careful about taking germanium per the following article:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9237323

Renal failure (or even slight problems) isn't something to take lightly...
Posted by: Joy, Friday, February 24, 2012, 3:27am; Reply: 3
Christopher 1

Another avenue of research is to read up on Geranium essential oil and how it is used.  Most essential oils are applied topically or diffused and all of these are only "therapeutic grade oils".

It does not have to be ingested to be effective.

The site is http://www.anandaapothecary.com.  They always err on the side of caution.  This has been my experience and they are very helpful with answering questions.

Joy
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, February 24, 2012, 5:22am; Reply: 4
Quoted from Joy
Another avenue of research is to read up on Geranium essential oil and how it is used.

Geranium does NOT equal Germanium...

Geranium is a flower.

Germanium is a metal.
Posted by: Spring, Friday, February 24, 2012, 5:40am; Reply: 5
Joe, one thing for sure, the geranium is good for just about anything else according to the web site. Maybe I need to get some of it! Who knows, they might find sooner or later that it actually can lift the heavy metals right out of the body! :) I've lived long enough not to be surprised at any remedy that might be lurking right under our nose! I like to think that there is one for everything somewhere. It makes life a lot more interesting.
Posted by: paul clucas, Friday, February 24, 2012, 6:48am; Reply: 6
Quoted from ABJoe

Geranium does NOT equal Germanium...

Geranium is a flower.

Germanium is a metal.
Reminds me of Mark Twain's warning "Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint."

Posted by: Spring, Friday, February 24, 2012, 12:34pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from paul clucas
Reminds me of Mark Twain's warning "Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint."
(hugegrin)
Posted by: Joy, Friday, February 24, 2012, 3:17pm; Reply: 8
I still say check out Ananda essential oils.  Yes, I mistook the "m" for an "n".  I was just on the site.

Geranium (the flower) will not obviously address lead toxicity but it a very effective anti-bacterial and anti-inflammation oil along with many other "therapeutic grade" essential oils that are beneficial.

Live and learn.  

Joy
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, February 24, 2012, 4:44pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from Joy
I still say check out Ananda essential oils.

Geranium (the flower) will not obviously address lead toxicity but it a very effective anti-bacterial and anti-inflammation oil along with many other "therapeutic grade" essential oils that are beneficial.

I agree.  It is another modality of healing that we can consider.
Posted by: Christopher1, Friday, March 9, 2012, 4:44am; Reply: 10
Interesting article:

http://www.janethull.com/newsletter/0207/the_health_benefits_of_germanium_1.php
Posted by: Spring, Friday, March 9, 2012, 12:17pm; Reply: 11
Yes, very interesting!
Posted by: AKArtlover, Saturday, March 10, 2012, 1:57pm; Reply: 12
I just saw this "germanium" for the first time in something I read about mangosteen. You might look at that. Often the body regulates intakes of foods better than supplements.
Posted by: AKArtlover, Saturday, March 10, 2012, 7:27pm; Reply: 13
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Garlic is one of the most potent antimicrobial agents. It was used by Albert Schweitzer to treat amebic dysentery and by Louis Pasteur as an antibacterial. It has been shown to be effective against all but two of 26 strains of candida albicans. The March 1985 issue of Scientific American reported that garlic was effective against 200 varieties of pathogenic fungi. Garlic is one of the richest sources of the element germanium, a potent inducer of interferon and effective against certain cancers by modulating the immune response. Parsley and fennel can be taken concomitantly to offset the strong odor associated with its use. (Caulfield)



My body happens to be calling for tons of garlic right now! :)
Posted by: AKArtlover, Saturday, March 10, 2012, 8:13pm; Reply: 14
That quote was from this page http://www.sheilashea.com/candida.html
Posted by: Christopher1, Sunday, March 11, 2012, 2:59am; Reply: 15
Nice! I wonder if it's BT/GT specific.
Posted by: AKArtlover, Sunday, March 11, 2012, 7:51pm; Reply: 16
Garlic is in the superbene column for all bloodtypes in the "Cancer" series book.
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