Earth Clinic Needs Your Help
Earth Clinic’s mission is to help people heal. And that is what we’ve done since EarthClinic.com first launched in 1999. We were one of the first sites on the internet to extol the virtues of natural remedies like apple cider vinegar, oil pulling, cayenne pepper, and turmeric.
For almost 20 years, millions of people have used Earth Clinic to find inexpensive remedies to cure themselves, their family, friends, and their pets. Our brilliant and beloved editor, Ted from Bangkok, not only saved countless lives with his collection of brilliant remedies, but unbeknownst to him, started health trends around the world with his famous alkalizing tonics, fulvic acid posts, and borax treatment for arthritis, rosacea, fluoride poisoning, and mange.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW
Earth Clinic is one of the most trusted and beloved health sites on the internet, yet we have never received more than $300 a year in donations from our readers. It's been this way since we started Earth Clinic in 1999.
For over a decade, Earth Clinic was able to rely on advertising revenue to pay the costs associated with running the world's largest online collection of natural cures. Times have changed, however, and, like all publishing houses, our ad revenue has plummeted. In order to cover the costs associated with maintaining and improving the Earth Clinic site, we now need to ask for donations from our cherished community.
Earth Clinic was hit by two Google search updates, one in May 2018 and the other in early August 2018 that have significantly impacted Earth Clinic's web traffic and vital outreach in the world.
Now we not only need to edit thousands of pages on the earthclinic.com site but must improve our technology by transferring all of the Earth Clinic content to a different platform (WordPress). This will make it easier for people to find the remedies they need. Our current technology is outdated and glitches constantly. We need to hire people to help us with this mind-boggling amount of work and complex programming.
SUPPORT EARTH CLINIC.. DONATE NOW
Your gift will allow us to stay online, improve our technology, and ensure that everyone in the world, in every village, will continue to have access to inexpensive remedies that will help them heal. As a supporter, you will help Earth Clinic survive this critical time.
If you wish to donate through PayPal instead, kindly visit our donations page on Earth Clinic for the PayPal button:
Thank you so much for your kindness, care, and generosity.
What People Say About EarthClinic.com
Mary from Arcadia, Ca: "I would like to take this time to thank you so much. You have no idea what a great thing you have done to help so many. I no longer have my mother now that I am a senior citizen as well. It is nice to have a place to go to when you are not feeling well. This site you have created has helped so many and I in turn have advised my friends to try your site out for help. Thank you both and thank you many times over. It is a major blessing for me and my family. God bless you both always. With love and appreciation, Mary"
Charity from Faithville, USA: "I just want to Thank Earth Clinic for all the insights and helps that have improved the quality of my life the past few years. I use many tips from this site and have grown in compassion to the fellow sufferers that come here to write what has helped them feel healthier. Symptoms are generally bells going off to tell us something is amiss. I have shut down many bells ringing but something deeper was amiss. I did enjoy the moments when the ringing stopped and I could rest and enjoy some peace. My symptoms were generally not from an injury or cold but from long term trauma and a brain injury as a toddler that set me sailing off course. I have learned a lot and some things I thought I learned were only band aids to hide the wounds from me. I use the apple cider vinegar daily, soy lecithin granules, alpha lipoic acid, vitamin d-3 with k-2, msm, and now milk thistle . magnesium and many others but I am here to say THANK YOU EARTH CLINIC FAMILY, it helps to know I am not the only one looking to solve issues with bells ringing too loud for me to concentrate. LOVE, Charity"
Janet from Indiana: "To Earth Clinic and all...it's a day about love. I am sending love to each of the contributors to my trek to life. If it was not for this site and the people here I would be in a nursing home. Or possibly gone from this earth. Some days it was remedies other days it was the sense that I was not alone...the possibility the hope. I certainly was at rock bottom. I am healthy now and have a toolbox of solutions to solve things when I am not.
Yet the greatest gift was the patience and kindness exhibited here.
Mine and my families lives changed here. You all did not see it play out as I never wrote or responded here. Was I too sick? Was I too busy? I do not think so. I spent the years getting well waiting for the other shoe to drop. A lifetime of allopathic care and bad medicine trained me. The scenario always the same. dr visit, hope, specialist, hope, new script or therapy, hope, to be dashed after that brief honeymoon of symptoms being alleviated. The other shoe never dropped. Sure, some things I tried were not ideal. Certainly I benefited from the failures and the successes.
You taught me patience. Not a gift I was born with. The patience of repetition. How can you write the same thing and answer the same question over and over, often from the same person. I find this miraculous. Deirdre thank you for this place. Janet
Liz from Victoria, Australia: "Well I have finally taken the plunge and joined earth clinic after years of using your site for all my family's health problems, you are a wonderful site. I take 2 tablespoons of ACV in water each morning and have cleared up my post nasal drip that doctors could never heal, cured. I now use colloidal silver every day as I have found it better on my skin cancers than ACV, I have solar keratosis everywhere (the joys of an Australian sun), I wipe it on each cancer and take 1/2 tablespoon daily I do this once daily and so far the results are great it has cured many small ones, also I work in a garden centre and any small cuts and rose thorn sores it heals overnight a great product that I would never have known about if I had not found this site, we now keep a bottle at work. Keep up the good work Earth Clinic"
Mary from North Carolina: "I just want to say thank you and compliment you on such a wonderful website where women can get information and all kinds of support from like minded people with similar health problems. Your site has helped me tremendously just knowing there are others out there who are eager and willing to share their experiences and knowledge. Thanks again for caring and providing such a forum. Mary"
"Dear Earth Clinic/Deirdre; If possible would like to say first thanks so much! and second, that one of the major health cures I have received since 1998 (and it has never returned) is the bronchitis cure: on earth clinic at the time it was also known as Witch's Brew: 1/4 cup warm water, 1 tbsp. raw honey, 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar (and I added a pinch of organic cayenne pepper) mix and drink it down. And third would be Ted; anything he says, I take very seriously because his advice is sound and checks out as solid cures. I must confess since coming to this website over ten years ago, have eliminated most if not all dairy products (much of them are mucus producing, especially cheese), cut down drastically on breads (all kinds) and eliminated meat (use poultry once in a great while and mainly plant proteins), as well as follow the very sound advice and tips from fellow former sufferers who have found many cures, especially Ted. I use regularly organic apple cider vinegar which has been a staple in my home since the late nineties. There are many more cures, but the main cure was changing my lifestyle, re: what I eat and drink. Thanks Deirdre and Earth clinic. Sincerely and gratefully, Dee, Springfield, MA"
Elaine from Atlanta, Ga: "I found this website in 2011 when I was searching for a natural cure to help my dog who was itching and licking her side like crazy. In a matter of a few days, she was on the road back to health by using Apple Cider Vinegar on her. I have found her shampoo for yeast that I have used for 3 years. Whenever I have issues with her, I immediately pull my Apple Cider Vinegar spray out. Thru your website, I became a forever fan of organic Apple Cider Vinegar and now my whole family takes it daily. Over the last few years, I have visited your website whenever I needed medical answers and have passed this site on to others. I have discovered the health rewards of coconut oil, hydrogen peroxide and another one I take daily, black strapped molasses and so much more thru this website. This is the first time I've posted on a website but could not pass this opportunity to thank you immensely that people can come here and share their stories so they and the readers can benefit from this exchange of natural and holistic methods. May God bless you and the continuation of this service. EGK"
Sue M. from Worden, Il, USA: "It is so hard in this day and age to find people who truly give of themselves without expecting some kind of gratuity or endorsement. Over the years, the knowledge you share with us from your life experiences and research you have done, have been priceless. I have learned so much. And that's what teachers do.... Give of themselves. Thank you."
Lon from Stanhope, NJ: "My son was hospitalized for serious, rapidly spreading cellulitis, which started with a boil. He responded well enough to antibiotics to come home, but although the culture indicated the boil was not MRSA, the boils did not respond to the various antibiotics the Drs tried. He developed multiple boils on and around his privates which wouldn't go away. By the wa,y he's been hospitalized, had many surgeries and on intravenous and antibiotics many times for a digestive disease he was born with. The celulitis came back three times, while following the infectuous disease Dr's advice to control it, which was exhausting, frustrating for both of us and ineffective. Of cours,e the Drs think you're not following their directions if their strategy doesn't work.
Then I found this site! I gave my son one turmeric capsule three times daily for three days. A nutritionist suggested I watch the acid alkaline balance of his diet. Topically I applied black salve to any full blown boils. If I noticed any small emerging boils which have not yet formed pus at the tip, I apply straight tea tree oil to the tip only, being careful not to get it on the surrounding skin. I discovered the effectiveness of these particular topicals by observation after using so many topical remedies .The advantage of the black salve is that it stays on without a dressing. I couldn't use bandages/poultices because of the location of his boils. Nothing has worked like the turmeric, supported by the topical application of black salve and tea tree oil for healing the boils, as well as watching the diet. He now takes one turmeric a day for prevention. The origin i think is candida, but we're working on that.
My son has Down Syndrome, Hirschsprung's disease (never could spell it.), and an ileostomy, so you can imagine the difficulties with nutrition. It was an ordeal I thought would never end. I worried constantly that the celulitis would return. It's been almost a year without boils or cellulitis. Thank you for this site! If it wasn't for this site we probably would have continued with the endless cycle of antibiotics and hospitalization."
Margaret from Knoxvilleq, Tennessee writes: "I cannot thank you enough for this wonderful resource. I find myself using your website over and over for ailments and remedies for both humans and dogs. You have saved me countless trips to the vet as well as our family physician. I have spread your name and location far and wide to anyone and everyone who tells me of their ills or asks my opinion. Thank you thank you thank you. God Bless you and yours! Margaret"
Lorraine emails: "The Earth Clinic site is by far THE BEST health site ever! I have been working toward a Master's in Public Health and so I am quite discriminating about what I read, especially on the web. My husband and I have used several of the remedies with great success and I have recommended it to all my friends and family. Many, many thanks for this wonderful site! Lorraine"
Stan Wolfe, DVM, from Dallas, Texas writes: "I really love your website. I practiced in the Ozarks for many years and became well aquainted with many folk remedies that were quite effective. I learned many years ago that pharmaceuticals, though sometimes necessary because folks allowed conditions to progress to emergency conditions, never really "cured" any long term, chronic or degenerative disease. For a long time now, I have worked with concentrated fruit pigment and botanical extracts, as well as oxidative therapies for true healing. Thank you for your website and I commend your work."
Holly writes, "Just wanted to thank you so much for the site - you are helping millions of people & pets -- you have already helped our family in kidney stone crisis!! Thanks so much, Holly"
Stella from Ohio writes: "Since I have found Earth Clinic in February my overall mood & health has improved and not only because of Acv.& boric acid cures but, “Just Because”. Could Earth Clinic be a Cure in of itself? I think so. EC, I remember you saying somewhere that just reading stories makes people feel better and you are right! Maybe it’s the feeling of being Validated that brings Healing? Thank you so much EC you are a Blessing…"
Kathryn from Melbourne, Australia writes: "Just wanted to tell you how wonderful your site is. Such a rare quality for a site such as yours to not have vested interests. The good health of others is your gift, and I thank you for opening up a wealth of information for all to share. I am a long time visitor, and your growth is a reflection of how tightly embraced you are by people all over the world! Thank you, thank you! Kathryn"
Rose writes, "I want to say the Greatest Gratitude and thanks for this Most Amazing site. There are no words to say the Value of People like You. How terrific the information is. The Wonderful Prayer groups. I have spent my life in the Spiritual and Natural way and this site encompasses the Best this world is! Thank You, much Blessings, love Always, Rose"
Cindy from Brea, California writes: "Hi, just a heart felt thank you to those who contribute their time, time , and more time to an unbelievable site for the health of humanity. For all of us who found this site we are so excited to hear that others are in need of non-drug remedies, too. I used to get underminded from family and friends from my suggestions. I didn't let them undervalue my information. Soon I started to get calls little by little for home remedies. I would read the site and give them options. Now I just send them the link and they soon are true believers. Thank you, Cindy"
I am writing to give you a long-overdue update on all things Earth Clinic and the new site launch.
We are happy to report that we'll be launching the new EC site within the next few weeks. It will by no means be a perfect site, but it will be faster and glitch-free. We will need to make additional improvements to the site after it launches regarding the sorting and categorization of the posts.
We are now rushing to launch the new site ASAP because every week we get yet another email notification from Google that our traffic is down an additional 10-13%. We didn't think it could get much worse than it was in August, but yep, it has. We are, however, hopeful this will turn around after a month or two once we’re on the new platform because the site will no longer be glitching and freezing from programming errors.
MOVING ALL THE POSTS ON EARTH CLINIC
Not surprisingly to some of you who understand the costs of running an online site and database, we underestimated the costs of moving Earth Clinic to a new platform from a site that was 100% customized since 2008. Initially we thought we could do the entire project for $10,000, but just moving the posts to the new platform has cost us $8,000.
To get hundreds of thousands of reader feedback posts moved with their data fields intact (name, location, star ranking, timestamp, content, etc) has taken over a month for programmers to both design a plugin that would transfer the data and then thoroughly test the plugin. After the plugin was tested and deemed "good to go", each post on EC has been transferred one at a time. It took one week running nonstop to transfer all the posts. We've just finished this difficult and critical step.
Today, we are changing the amount of needed donations from our original $10,000 to a more realistic $25,000 to help pay for upcoming admin costs of renaming the pages on the site and pay the web designer to finish the design work needed in order to launch.
Earth Clinic's existing page urls, with names like earthclinic.com/remedies/acvinegar.html, are outdated by a decade. The new urls, or slugs as they are known on WordPress, will be friendly to search engines. As you can imagine, it is time consuming to rename each page as there are 6 steps that we must do on each page to make them SEO (Search Engine Optimization) friendly. Editorial help must be hired in order to launch the site in the next few weeks. I’ve been renaming the pages one by one for the past month and there are still 2,000 pages left to do before we can launch. Sigh.
As mentioned, we are hopeful that a few months after the new site is launched, we will recover our lost site traffic and some ad revenue, and then be able to pay for additional critical updates on the site, including Ted's archived site (ted.earthclinic.com). We're also brainstorming about additional ways Earth Clinic can bring in income, so if you have any brilliant ideas, please write us and let us know!
Thank you so much for your support of Earth Clinic. The programmers and I feel all of your positive energy and blessings, and it's been vital to keeping our momentum moving forward.
I will send you another update when the site is launched!
Founder, Earth Clinic
As of today, Friday, September 14th, We have completed 50% of the transfer from the old site to our new platform.
We hope to be live with the new website in 2-3 weeks from now, depending on how the next and most difficult stage goes.
Your blessings and positive thoughts sent to our design and programming team will be deeply appreciated as the remaining 50% of the site transfer is going to be the most challenging part of this project.
We will be transferring hundreds of thousands of posts from our readers and trying to make sure they end up in the right place so you will be able to find what our community considers the BEST remedies for each ailment easily and stress-free.
Thank you again for your support. It is inspiring us to make EC better than ever.
Much Love and Many Blessings,
Deirdre and the EC Team