Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Molasses Tips
- Nutritional Comparison of Molasses Brands
- Acid Reflux
- Arthritic Pain
- Blackstrap Molasses And High Iron Levels
- Blackstrap Molasses Dosage
- Blackstrap Molasses in Capsules
- Blood Count Increase
- Canker Sores
- Carpal Tunnel
- Fruit Trees
- General Feedback
- Gray Hair
- Heart Health
- Hot Flashes
- Immune System
- Iron Content
- Low Iron Count
- Menstrual Issues
- Molasses Book Reviews
- Molasses Daily Dosages
- Molasses Recipes
- Molasses Side Effects
- Molasses Tips
- Molasses Vs. Demerara Sugar
- Multiple Cures
- Nose Bleeds
- Nutritional Value
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Side Effects
- Skin Rashes
- Sleep Issues
- Stomach Pain
- Sugar Cravings
- Sugar Substitute
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Uterine Polyp
- Weight Loss
- Where to Buy Molasses
[YEA] 07/04/2006: Janet from Hot springs, AR: "I take a tblsp of blackstrap in the morning and "chase it" with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, with the mother in it, with 3 tablespoons of warm water. In 1994, I was diagnosed with metatastic breast cancer at the age of 53. I had my femur replaced, took 10 radiation treatments and 6months of chemo. I have been on this regimen and KNOW that these things are from GOD made ingredients and, therefore, have kept me well. I have always been a borderline anemic. My blood counts are better than they have EVER been in my entire life. I believe if I had been doing these things for myself BEFORE I got cancer that I would NOT have had cancer in the first place."Replies
03/12/2009: Elaina from Seattle, WA replies: "Amen sista! I'm gonna try this. I'm snooping around this blog because I have fibroids and heavy bleeding. I don't know the exact passage, but this totally makes sense. Somewhere in the old testament, God tells us not to separate (process our foods) the wholeness of the foods he made for us. And I know from my research about minerals, is anytime you eat processed foods where the ingredients are separated, those foods go "seeking" their separated co-factors or "buddies" which are the minerals that are no longer with them. So when you eat them, they PULL those minerals out of your body. So eating refined white flour, white rice, and white sugar will DEPLETE your body of nutrients. Since molasses is the stuff that's been separated, makes sense to me that putting it back in is what your body needs."
10/10/2009: Tuesday from Indianapolis, In replies: "I had very heavy periods so much so that I had to leave work. I tried bsm at 1 pm and by 5 pm I wasn't running to the bathroom every 15 minutes anymore. Can you please tell me what brand you use and how you take it. I was taking wholesome foods brand organic unsulfured. I was taking it like cough syrup and now I am putting it in my milk."
11/15/2009: Matlock from Mcallen, Tx replies: "Tuesday, you might have your thyroid checked as lack of iodine and a malfunctioning thyroid cause heavy periods."
[YEA] 05/18/2006: Delann from Chewelah Washington: "my iron levels were dangerously low, my doctor had me taking 40,000mls. a week of procrit and 975mlgs. daily iron supplements. after 2 months of this i had been told that i was going to have to restart my iron treatments again. so instead of putting all those chemicals into my system again, i started drinking a glass of warm milk with 3tblspn of molasses every day. I am happy to report that after 3 weeks of this my iron levels and energy levels have steadily improved."
[YEA] 01/30/2006: Jan from TX: "One teaspoon daily dipped and dripping with Blackstrap Molasses (House of Herbs 70% iron content) totally eliminated my anemia, dizziness and fatigue. I drink it in hot water or eat it straight off the spoon. If I forget to take it or run out, all symptoms return within days."
[YEA] Wanda from Memphis, TN: "I have tried the blackstrap molasses and it's wonderful. I'm anemic and have to take iron pills once a day. I haven't taken them in almost 3 weeks since I been using the blackstrap molasses. I'm full of energy and my fingernails are growing strong. I don't suffer with constipation anymore or irregular bowel movements."
[YEA] 08/21/2005: Victoria from US Viirgin Islands: "I was suffering from anxiety -- was afraid of traveling by myself and after drinking black strap molasses I was able to travel to switzerland all by myself without any fear."
[YEA] 06/07/2007: Renee from El Dorado, Kansas: "I too found Molasses an instant treatment for my heart problem. Every night my heart has a delayed beat (confirmed with overnight monitor) but doctor gave me no treatment beyond giving up caffiene. While that helps, it doesn't totally eliminate it and I admit no caffiene is difficult for me.
After the first day of 2 Tbls Molasses, I sleep through the night with no problems. And this is such a relief as it really is extremely scarey to awaken to no heart beat, over and over and over."Replies
03/23/2010: Oobagah from Kansas City, Missouri replies: "You said you take molasses for your heart arrhythmia. Do you take the blackstrap or just regular unsulfered molasses? I want to try the molasses but not the blackstrap because I don't want all that iron. I'm just wondering if the regular molasses will help."
[YEA] 10/11/2006: Peg from Omaha, NE: "I was low on potassium, and having heart arrhythmia because of it. 1 tbs each morning, and occasionally another tsp in the early evening keeps it away!"
[YEA] 05/29/2008: Joyce from Chippewa Lake, Ohio: "Since I started taking 1 TBS of Blackstrap molasses each morning, I am no longer plagued with intense arthritis pain in my knee. Some times I feel a little pain once in bed for the night, and get up and take another tablespoon, and this pain subsides within 20 minutes, as if I had taken a pain pill. I'm a believer in it."
[YEA] 05/22/2008: Joyce from Chippewa Lake, Ohio: "I saw one comment from someone on blackstrap molasses for arthritis. I had been up every night in pain, particularly in one knee. The first day I ate 1 Tbs. of blackstrap molasses, and the pain was completely gone. I take it every day. If I go to bed and have a little pain in my knee, instead of pain medicine, I have another Tbs. of the molasses, and the pain subsides in 20 minutes. My uncle was a chiropractor who was into holistic medicine, and use to tell us that there are many benefits of Blackstrap molasses."
[YEA] Jan : "Two weeks of two tablespoons each morning have reduced the arthritic pain in my knees. Does anyone else have knowledge of black strap molasses working on arthritis?"Replies
[YEA] 06/04/2010: Kaelia from Emerald, Vic Aust replies: "Yes indeed. I have been taking BSM for approx a week, and have noticed considerably less pain in my lower back and hip joints. I will continue taking BSM, approx 2 desertspoons per day. In addition, I mix 2 desertspoons of ACV with a litre of water and sip on that through the day. Something is working for me."
Blackstrap Molasses And High Iron Levels
[SIDE EFFECTS] 05/15/2013: Lori from Delta, Co: "I have been taking a tablespoon of Blackstrap Molasses for over a year every morning and just got my blood drawn because of my fatigue and blah feeling. Come to find out my ferritin level was high. I am post menopausal so I have stopped taking the molasses due to high iron levels. Beware of taking iron supplements. I really miss taking my molasses because of the potassium and the magnesium. It helps keep me regular. I am afraid to continue with it."Replies
05/16/2013: Anon replies: "Hi, Sorry to hear of your problem. I believe your situation is an anomaly - black strap molasses is good for us in so many ways pre and post menopause - it contains more calcium than iron and is full of other trace minerals namely potassium which is very good for us. If you only take one supplement then Bsm is the one. As for your high iron level- do you have an natural iron imbalance? Perhaps you should donate some blood to get your iron levels down. It could be that you have a mineral imbalance with copper etc that needs correcting- a hair mineral analysis would be useful."
05/16/2013: Caitlin from Austin, Tx replies: "Our bodies don't seem to have a mechanism for getting rid of excess iron. Leaches, fleas, ticks and parasites in and on our bodies was probably the way our ancesters got rid of excess iron. Health scientists have postulated that excess iron may be a contributer to heart problems. A health practitioner once told me that iron stays balanced when a young women has periods because iron is lost on a monthly basis; when she gets older and post-menapausal, too much iron is retained. He recommended giving blood monthly as a way to alleviate high iron retention. As a younger woman, I was once told I retained too much iron in my blood, I never delved further into this, so if anyone has, please enlighten us all. The Protein Power book also addresses this problem."
05/17/2013: Anon from Anon replies: "Hi all, Mostly here on earth clinic we recommend using Bsm to women who have very heavy periods. Some of these women will be iron deficient due to the extreme blood loss but this is only an added extra of black strap molasses the reason we recommend it is because it slows and stops the flow really quickly if you take atleast 3 large tablespoons with a glass of water each time spread over a day- more if you are heavier than normal. The reason it works is because of the vitamin k in it, the vitamin k helps our blood to clot. Bsm is good because whilst helping people with low iron levels it also helps those with higher levels balance out their values because it contains a balance of minerals and vitamins. It has a lot of potassium in it which helps balance our sodium levels. In Cyril Scott's book on the subject he recounts a huge list of illnesses that have been cured by Bsm - most notably cancerous growths. I appreciate this does not necessarily answer your question but hopefully I have shared some important information on Bsm."
Blackstrap Molasses Dosage
10/19/2013: Mike from South Florida: "I would like to know if it ok to take a sole' solution along with a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses first thing in the morning. If it is not ok, then how should I take the molasses daily while taking the sole' daily in the morning? Thank you, Mike"
EC: Hi Mike,
According to one website we found during a Google search, Sole is fully saturated solution of water and Himalayan Crystal Salt. Is this what you meant?
Blackstrap Molasses in Capsules
[YEA] 03/30/2010: Bridget from Citrus Heights, Ca: "I tried every BSM recipe and found that I still can't stand the taste, but I really wanted to try it for the benefits. I had a bag of empty gelatin capsules that I bought at the health food store(you can get gelatin caps or vege caps). I just filled them up with a dropper. It's a little gooey and it takes a steady hand but after 2 days I'm an expert. I'm starting with 6 a day and if it helps me I'll take more. It is kind of a hassle but it beats tasting it!"
Blood Count Increase
[YEA] 11/18/2009: Jeanette from Ripley, Ms, USA: "For the past several months, my mother has had to have 1 to 2 units of blood every week. She started eating blackstrap molasses and has not had to have any blood in the last 18 days. She has her blood count checked every Monday and Thursday. Since she has started eating the molasses, her blood count has gone up each time she has been tested.
My question is "Does the molasses thicken her blood?" Because if it does, her chance of having a stroke is going up. By the way, there is nothing wrong with her blood. She is just losing blood through her bowels."Replies
04/24/2010: Iwan2no from Valley Springs, Ca replies: "I swear by molasses, 1 tbs. in morning in warm glass of distilled water and 1tbs. raw honey. Energy, without being wired !!! Hhmmm, I have been boreline anemic, and had massive bleeding during my periods near the end. Maybe, it would have helped me!!! After reading now I will try to add ACV and flaxseed. I am also fascinated with everyones experiences, and suggestions. Thank-you"
[YEA] 03/11/2009: Geraldine from Fort Lauderdale, Florida: "Yes, the exact measurments are MOST important, and I think this is why some people reporting to you of their problem with blackstrap molasses is that they use too much molasses and too little water. Blackstrap Molasses has CURED many cases of cancer, some of the "incurable" terminal cases.
In the book by Cyril Scott, "Crude Black Molasses" many cases of curing cancer are reported. All followed the exact manner of taking the molasses which is not recommended for anyone with diabetes. The method for curing cancer is one teaspoonful in a cup of hot water: then cold water should be added "so as to make two-thirds of a cupful." This to be taken at one's convenience at any time; persons with deicate stomachs should take a smaller dose of molasses more often throughout the day."
For severe cases such as for cancerous growth, molasses should be taken last thing at night and on rising as well as during the day."
Do not drink it too hot, and drink it lesisurely not in big gulps. It is more easily assimilated in hot water; (bladder troubles have occurred simply after drinking drafts of cold water when one is overheated.) As reported, even terminal cases after surgery for cancer have been cured by this method of
taking blackstrap molasses ( one teaspoon bsm, mixed with 1 cup hot water, then adding cold water making 2/3 a cup, drinking leisurely many times a day.)"
03/12/2009: Gean from Salina, KS replies: "Please clarify the measurements. Did you mean add 1 tsp. molasses to 1/2 cup hot water, then add cold water to make 2/3 cup? Thank you."
09/01/2009: Harriet from Federal Way, Wa replies: "I, too, would like clarification on the measurements. If it is very important to use exact measurements what was stated by Geraldine is inexact. One cannot have 1 cup of something and at more of something else to equal less than the original amount. Please clarify!"
09/01/2009: Gean from Salina, Ks replies: "I have wondered what these measurements mean, and looking at it again it seems to mean the following: Put a little hot water in a cup (to easier dissolve the molasses), mix in one teaspoon black strap molasses, then add enough cold water to make 2/3 cup. Drink several of these per day, leisurely, not gulped down. This seems to make sense to me, in case the original writer of the post does not respond."
03/08/2013: Zingaraeq from Puyallup, Wa replies: "I think she meant to add add hot water to a teaspoon of BSM then cool it down by adding whatever amount of cold water to cool it. Then remove and drink 2/3 cup. It is not supposed to be hot or drank fast."