I discovered another great use for charcoal last night.

Yesterday I traveled from Kunghur to Murwillumbah for a government sponsored Landcare project to give composts to farmers. I was running late and did not have a chance to eat my regular good wholesome food so I stopped at the bistro and was told there was going to be free platters of food brought out soon.

So I waited and my hunger grew and I became forgetful of some very important reasons that I hardly ever eat out. One was that I am allergic to MSG (621) and it turns me into a mind numbed zombie with a headache for 2 days straight.

Yes you can see what was unfolding unfortunately I could not. After scoffing a lot of the great free food I suddenly realised my heart was pumping hard and I said to a friend I think I might of ingested MSG. In stead of being horrified her brain jumped into action and she started to think of what would help me not get turned into a zombie.

My friend had been carrying charcoal tablets as she is in the middle of getting all the heavy metal mercury fillings in her teeth out. She said try these and drink a lot of water. Having no mental capacity of my own on that spot I scoffed 5 tablets and drank a lot of water went outside and then had a beer.

To my surprise my heart slowed down and the headache started to go. Never has this ever been the case once I have eaten by mistake something with MSG in it not even a box of asprins can cure the pain. But Charcoal did and its ironic I work in charcoal and could never see the link.

Well I am alive and typing and its the next day I had a bad sleep sweated a lot woke up a lot but no headache in fact I even enjoyed a nice surf today at DBar beach.

Thank you Charcoal you work for MSG via ingestion.

Charmaster Dolph

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About Charmaster

Male 45, Australian crazy about biochar. I love the feeling I get when I do something I thought I could not do. Intrests are :- Biochar, Bush Mechanics, Quantum Agriculture, Gardening, Composting, Alternative health through nature, helping others, Dreaming BIG then actioning those dreams.

5 Responses to “I discovered another great use for charcoal last night.”

  1. Terry Wall May 28, 2015 at 8:35 pm #

    Interested in your allergy to MSG. Mine is sulphide or additive 220 which is included in all wine. Then I found out, thanks to Penningtons Pure Wine that one drop of hydrogen peroxide (h2o2) does away with the sulphyr headaches. It has been a life changer for me!! I use it on any liquid that i chose to drink. Bloody magic. All the rewards without the hangovers, or for the most.
    I normally use a carbon filter at the tap, and that is just as good, but cannot find a tap that pours wine of my choice. Bugger

  2. Terry Wall May 28, 2015 at 8:37 pm #

    Dolph, any comments on charging Char fit for sandy soils. I plan to add animal manure, mulch, dolomite and potash, and seaweed.

  3. Charmaster May 28, 2015 at 8:56 pm #

    Ok Terry Char works its wonders when it is fully colonised. So make sure the animal manures are aged or your going to let the whole thing compost properly before use. A great way to do it is also with green manure plants. So being in autumn / winter you could mix up what you got put it out and seed in say Red Clover or perhaps a winter legume. This way it give the char a season to colonise and be ready to pump your veggies full of luxury levels of honest to goodness nutrients.

    Charmaster Dolph Cooke


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