Common Cures and Remedies Part I
Updated August 2011:
URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS— How to Treat Them
If you already have a UTI, use NITROFURANTOIN MONO 100mgs (Prescription Generic for Macrobid 100mgs). This antibiotic fights through the bladder’s filtering system. It should be taken for 3 weeks. It clears all of the bacteria building up in the bladder. This is a prescription, low-dose antibiotic. Take 2000mgs CranConcentrate daily to keep bacteria from attaching in the body or CSilver.
I take Colloidal Silver— 5 droppersful daily will build up in the system and kill all bacteria, not just in the bladder. When traveling by plane, use CS spray or the drops in the nose and mouth to keep bacteria from infiltrating into the body. I use this every day.
My veterinarian has a water cooler in his office for everyone to use and it is colloidal silver water. He recommends this water for animals with arthritis. In connection with arthritis, there are many doctors who have successfully treated arthritis in humans with low doses of an antibiotic… for about 1 year “www.webspawner.com/users/colloidalminerals/index
NOTE: I prefer the Colloidal Silver to the antibiotics but this shows that some arthritis is bacterial related.
IMPORTANT: It takes too long for Colloidal Silver to kill bacteria in the bladder— as long as 6 weeks. I strongly recommend using the proper antibiotic to kill the bacteria already in the bladder, then use Colloidal Silver to keep the bacteria from returning. Once you get a UTI, it often becomes a pattern, especially as women get older.
ATTENTION: The type of Colloidal Silver that I use personally is SILVER BIOTICS by American Biotech Labs. This type is highly refined and it has been used in the Military.
NOTE: CS is not easily excreted. It builds in the system and it takes a long time to eliminate. This is helpful for working with the bladder’s filtering system. However, it is not necessary to take this long term. With the new, highly refined molecules produced now, people have taken this for years without problems. Turning blue is never an issue unless you consume excessive quantities!
Vaginitis that contributes to UTIs— douche with a vinegar and water solution— these can be purchased at the drug store already prepared. Use after intercourse or twice a month. This maintains the acid condition needed in the vaginal canal. It is alkalinity that promotes yeast and UTI bacteria. I had a friend who had a horrible vaginal discharge. She had no medical insurance. I took her to CVS and got a 4-pack of the vinegar douche. After 3 days, she was cured! This is much better than using antibiotics.
BUILD UP IMMUNE SYSTEM TO AVOID COLD & FLU:
Wild Oregano Complex (Vitamin Shoppe has an excellent blend) and Nature’s Way Olive Leaf with 12% Oleuropein. This must be taken daily on a regular basis. It builds up in the system. Sage Moon Herbs in Berkeley Springs offers Cold-Flu tea for $2! Around people or when flying, I spray Colloidal Silver Spray in my nose and mouth periodically. Aspirin really helps when I first feel achy, if you can tolerate aspirin. Zinc lozenges taken every 2 hours can be slightly preventative.
According to Edgar Cayce, cold and flu cannot exist in an alkaline system. I suggest taking Wheat Grass or Alfalfa tablets to alkalize.
NOTE: Currently, I take Alka-Seltzer at the first sign of a cold or flu to alkalize my system. This seems to be the easiest. Alka-Seltzer has many formulas. Use the one with baking soda (listed as sodium) and calcium. Cayce actually recommended Soda Mint tablets but Squibb stopped making these in the late 1980s.
MUCOSITY: Use Glyco-Thymoline as drops in the nose and gargle. This also alkalizes the system to prevent cold. This is a common Cayce Remedy for mucus drainage. Using HerbPharm Nettles Tincture has alleviated my allergies dramatically!
OIL OF OREGANO This is a good site with information on this anti-bacterial and anti-fungal oil. I take Nature’s Way Oil to kill yeast and parasites. I take the herbal form, Wild Mediterranean Oregano, with Olive Leaf to prevent respiratory infections.
NOTE: It has come to my attention that Oregano Oil is very hard on the liver. It is advised to take only one pearl each day so as not to overload the liver.
MANUKA HONEY: This honey has powerful antibiotic properties so a little in tea each morning will build up the immune system. This honey is excellent for sores and cuts that do not heal normally.
CONGAPLEX: Congaplex contains thymus Cytosol™ extract and helps support the healthy function of the upper respiratory tract. The thymus gland is considered the master gland that regulates the immune system. Cytosol™ extracts from the thymus gland contain the building blocks of the powerful thymic hormone which supports and stimulates the immune system. Congaplex contains nutrients and tissue extracts that contribute to the healthy response of the immune system.†
Report: I have Lyme and, when I get a strep infection, my doctor has me take Congaplex by standard process 12xday till it goes away.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DIET & SUPPLEMENTS:
Inflammations cause weight gain and slow metabolism!!
This is essential for arthritis, neuralgia, diabetes, asthma, sinus infection, cardiovascular disease and non-specific joint pain.
- Omega-3, 4000 mgs daily
- Zyflamend, 2 daily, and/or Nature’s Way TURMERIC
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
There are many other anti-inflammatory supplements but these are the primary supplements.
Additional: Alfalfa (especially if prone to sinus infections and eliminate aged cheeses) and this is a good alkalizer.
NOTE: I have developed a preference for the Life Extension Products. With Nature’s Way Turmeric, I had to take 2 capsules. The Life Extension SUPER CURCUMIN contains 800mg with BioPerine
Anti-Inflammatory Diet: Be aware of any food allergies. ImuPro300 in Europe and Austrailia is the best. The most common inflammation-producing foods are: Sugar, the Nightshade Family (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, white potatoes), wheat and histamine-producing foods which are bacteria-containing foods such as red wine and aged cheeses (not cottage cheese or ricotta cheeses).
Delayed food allergies are extremely common are related to Gastrointestinal, Neurological Conditions, Lung Chest, Dermatologic, Ear, Nose and Throat, Musculoskeletal, Genitourinary, Cardiovascular and Endocrine problems. Diet can eliminate the problems, such as headache, gastrointestinal, asthma and eczema, at the source. Some research has shown that IBS, migraines, Crohn’s disease, Colitis, arthritis, fibromyalgia and even some Learning Disabilities are affected by delayed food allergies. NAET can help with the emotional reactions contributing to food allergies. Taking PROBIOTICS often corrects the allergic reactions to many foods.
GABA helps with Uranus transits (fries the nerves), calming and reduces inflammation and sweet cravings. GABA CALM by Source Naturals dissolved under tongue gives fast results when I need it. Another good product is PHARMA GABA by Natural Factors and available at The Vitamin Shoppe.
GABA is not absorbed well from GABA supplements. I tolerate Glutamine (some people get headaches) and GABA CALM and Pharma GABA (chewable).GABA is not absorbed well from GABA supplements. I tolerate Glutamine (some people get headaches) and GABA CALM.
NOTE: Take any Amino Acids 30 minutes before eating protein and 90 minutes after eating protein. Read THE DIET CURE by Julia Ross, MD— this is an excellent book that deals with cravings. It is similar to THE EDGE EFFECT.
NOTE 2008: I read Dr. Oz’s book, YOU on a Diet. To curb the hungries and boost the Serotonin level, he recommends 5-HTP. What he adds is the amount to take— 300 mgs! When I took 100 mgs, this did nothing. I took 200 mgs and immediately sensed a feeling of well-being and no cravings for carbohydrates. In take 200 mgs in the morning and 200 mgs later in the day when I feel the hungries coming on. On bad days I take 500mgs of 5-HTP
In the evening, I take Liquid Melatonin by Source Naturals (2 large droppersful). This makes me sleepy and then I do not crave food at night, the worst time for me.
The most frequent cause of Food Intolerances is poor internal bacteria. Take 2 twice daily Garden of Life’s Primal Defense ULTRA on empty stomach with FOS (food for bacteria). See Probiotics below.
If your body temperature is below 98.6, the furnace of your body is not working. This leaves you vulnerable to many health issues. It is an under-active thyroid. Blood tests are useless! Try Saliva Hormone Test or Basel Temperature Test. First, take Solaray Adrenal Caps to support adrenals…but 3 weeks on and 10 days off. Armour Thyroid 30 mgs is the best but it requires a prescription.
This is the mildest dose. Only a doctor can tell if you need higher doses and only through the Saliva Test (saliva taken 4 times a day).
WARNING: I have been told by a local doctor that his patients are complaining that Armour Thyroid no longs works very well. It is probably made in the Far East with poor quality control (according to BOTTOM LINE). I would strongly recommend obtaining your prescription from a good compounding pharmacy.
Next, Ashwagandha by Banyan, coconut oil (on oatmeal is tasty), and a natural Thyroid supplement. If your temperature is 98, the all-natural way is fine BUT, if below 98, I would find a doctor who treats Wilson’s (Google this). It cures Chronic Fatigue!
_See Chronic Fatigue on following page.
NOTE: If you find that Armour Thyroid is not working effectively, ask your doctor to prescribe ARMOUR/CYTOMEL combination (T3 & T4)
WEBSITE: Check out Mary Shomon’s site at AboutThyroid.com
OUTER PLANET TRANSIT CURES
The cure for the feeling of disconnectedness that coincides with a hard Neptune transit is the Bach Flower Remedy, CLEMATIS! This must be taken daily under the tongue. Hard Uranus transits can make you feel like your fingers are stuck in an electrical outlet. It causes inflammation in the nerves. Comfort foods are sought to act as a calmative but GABA CALM and Glutamine taken 3 times a day are very calming and promote weight loss. Glutamine can cause headaches for some people.
I feel that these amino acids can remedy the physical effects of a hard Pluto transit as well. Both Pluto and Uranus need physical activity and movement. When I really feel Uranus, I use GABA Calm from Source Naturals, a subliminal tablet that you dissolve under the tongue. Also, Pharma GABA, a chewable formula. I take both when I need this. Strait GABA is not absorbed well.
Edgar Cayce recommended using a tooth powder called Ipsab. I used to have severe gum bleeding, necessitating my having to have my teeth cleaned every 4 months. After using Ipsab Powder daily, my gums are healthy. I go every 6 months, although my teeth need little cleaning and I do not floss.
Common causes are Food Allergies or a pinched nerve in the neck (daily exercises help with pinched nerves). Long-term use of the herb, Feverfew (3 pills), affects blood vessel dilation. It can reduce the frequency and severity of migraines. Another cause is a deficiency in Magnesium and the amino acid, L-Taurine, which also lowers blood pressure.
Vinpocetine stimulates the micro-capillaries of the brain. This supplement has helped recovery after a stroke.
A friend who suffers from periodic migraines gave this remedy: Take 3 feverfew capsules and 1 aspirin with a full glass of water.
In “THE PROBIOTICS REVOLUTION,” headaches are sometimes attributed to poor intestinal bacteria. See Probiotics.
These can be serious and should be discussed with a health care professional. Edgar Cayce has the best information on Migraines and Gastro-Intestinal Issues. A reader made this suggestion: “The herb I use for my headaches (broad-leaf plantain) is a soothing herb most commonly recommended for skin ointments. It soothes and detoxes the digestive tract as well.”.
For information of the Cayce Recommendations: www.edgarcayce.org/health/database/health_resources/migraine.asp
Consider that this may be caused by a food allergy and poor intestinal bacteria. Eating a lot of fast foods with food additives can be a culprit. The herb, Licorice Root, can relieve heartburn but you must use the form called DGL as this form does not raise blood pressure. See Probiotics.
Quercetin inhibits the activity of cells that release histamine. This should be taken on an empty stomach. The tincture of NETTLES BLEND is an excellent anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory. For me, it works wonders when I am having a reaction to foods. HerbPharm tincture with all part of the plant are preferred. Food allergies are often caused by a lack of good bacteria or probiotics. Take a lot, take a variety, on an empty stomach and with FOS, pre-biotics which are a food for the probiotics! After taking this for 1 month, I discovered that I was resistant to pollen as well! Only HerbPharm Nettles Blend works for me. I also noticed that I have been using very few Kleenex Tissues— I hardly ever buy them now!
NOTE: I have added Fresh Freeze-Dried Stinging Nettle with Quercetin by Eclectic Institute as a capsule, 2 daily. I am very allergic to molds and this product, along with the HerbPharm product, are my autumn staples.
NOTE2: Ian, who hosts my Medical Forum, told me that he started using Nettle tea when he read about this in my posts. He said that, for the first time in 10 years, he no longer has allergies and a terrible cough.
Around 2002, I discovered natural hormone replacement, Tri-Estrogen and Progesterone made from soy and wild yam. These work as well as Prempro without the side effects. These plant-based hormones are bio-identical to human hormones. Women who use hormone therapy before the age of 65 could cut their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. This possibility was raised by research presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 59th Annual Meeting in Boston, April 28-May 5, 2007. A good gynecologist should not charge exorbitant fees for natural hormones! Contact me if you live in the Washington DC area. Here, Dr. Caryl Mussenden does not gouge patients.
Do a test for estrogen dominance. There are so many hormones in beef products that build up in our systems. If shown to have estrogen dominance, a good progesterone cream will correct this, especially if applied to the breasts. This usually cures lumpy breasts. If you can afford to have a ThermogramTest instead of a mammogram, this is recommended. This will show estrogen dominance which can be easily corrected with progesterone applications. Friends who have had the mammogram tell me that, for them, estrogen accumulates around the breasts and progesterone cream applied here corrects the problem completely. My gynecologist, Dr. Mussenden, advised that using the natural Progesterone Cream will balance out any estrogen dominance.
NOTE: It is strongly recommended that you use the Estrogen and Progesterone creams that will by-pass the liver and not elevate cholesterol levels.
HERBAL EQUILIBRIUM by WomenToWomen.com — A friend told me that this product stopped the loss of her hair due to aging and it very quickly stopped the 3pm bone-tired exhaustion.
Formulated to address the ten most common symptoms of hormonal imbalance experienced by our Members and using the latest research on phytotherapy (herbal medicine) to promote hormonal balance, our Herbal Equilibrium provides natural, gentle, and holistic relief for the three key hormones that fluctuate during menopause: estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone.
Black Cohosh, Red Clover, and Kudzu form a powerful and synergistic isoflavone–glycoside complex that diminishes symptoms associated with estrogen deficiency, like hot flashes and night sweats.
Passionflower, Chasteberry, and Wild Yam are botanicals that have been used by traditional cultures to treat symptoms like irritability, anxiety, and insomnia. Recent studies show that the flavonoids in these herbs may mimic the actions of progesterone.
Ashwagandha is an Ayurvedic herb known to have aphrodisiac and mood-stabilizing properties. Recent studies suggest it activates the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, influencing production of androgens in an adaptogenic fashion.
GOAT’S MILK & PROBIOTICS
Use without sugar!
Goat milk contains significant amounts of Caprylic Acid. Caprylic Acid present in goat’s milk whey has proven effective for alleviating candida in the gut. It is highly recommended by Dr. James F. Balch in his latest health manual, “Prescription for Nutritional Healing”. Capric, Caprylic Acid and other MCT have also been used effectively for the treatment of mal-absorption syndrome, intestinal disorders, candida and the vast majority of all coronary disease.
Different minerals— Although the mineral content of goat’s milk and cow’s milk is generally similar, goat’s milk contains 13 percent more calcium, 25 percent more vitamin B-6, 47 percent more vitamin A, 134 percent more potassium, and three times more niacin. It is also four times higher in copper. Goat’s milk also contains 27 percent more of the antioxidant selenium than cow’s milk.
Tina from Sage Moon Herb Shop told me that many food intolerances were related to insufficient healthy bacteria in the body. I took many antibiotics before I developed the food intolerances and related inflammations. I have found that Garden of Life’s PRIMAL DEFENSE ULTRA (2 twice a day on an empty stomach with lots of water) works very quickly for me. Take these with FOS, food of the healthy bacteria. Healthy bacteria also support the immune system. It benefits any problems that stem from the digestive tract such as IBS, eczema, food allergies, ulcers and some types of sinusitis.
NOTE: I was told at the Village Green Apothecary that PD Ultra is excellent for maintenance (15 billion cells). If one is on antibiotics or as been on antibiotics, mega doses of probiotics is recommended— MEGA FLORA has 20 Billion bacteria and ULTIMATE FLORA has 50 Billion. These are 2 different companies but the high doses are not necessary for daily use.
Powerful anti-fungal (yeast), anti-bacterial and powerful pain killing oil. This website has all of this information. Research is now being conducted in hospitals, using herbal oils to eliminate antibiotic-resistant staph infections.
NOTE: Oregano Oil can be hard on the liver. Only 1 pearl daily is recommended.
YEAST KILLERS: Oil of Oregano, Oil of Clove, Coconut Oil and Garlic (from the above website).
In my research, I have found 3 reasons for Adult Irritable Bowel Syndrome—
- Poor internal bacteria, often the result of antibiotics. Many doctors are starting to recommend this. I suggest a Probiotic with at least 15 billion cells I like Primal Defense ULTRA
- E. Coli— According to Dr. Rosenfeld on FOX News, the body generally recovers in 3-5 days. DO NOT TAKE AN ANTI-DIARRHEA DRUG as this prevents the body from excreting the bacteria. Take fluids and avoid dairy products. If it persists beyond 5 days, see your doctor.
As a preventative, I use Colloidal Silver to kill bad bacteria in my system. My dentist told me about CSilver for my UTI (which I no longer have, after many years). My vet always recommends CSilver for animals with arthritis, since many forms of arthritis is bacterial related. My cat has an antibiotic resistent UTI and I give her daily a dose (use an injector from vet) of a mixture of DMannose (substance found in cranberry juice that keeps bacteria from attaching) and CSilver. She is doing great!
- Habba Syndrome! When nothing else works, IBS can actually be caused by the gall bladder, discovered by Dr. Habba, which I first saw on Medical Mysteries on TV. There is a simple medication for this, used by people who have had their gall bladder removed and develop digestive problems. It is easily treated with a low-dose cholesterol-lowering drug, Cholestyramine.
Organic Coconut Oil has been reported to be very soothing for this condition. Products where the oil is very white often have the taste of coconut and very good on hot cereal.
SEROTONIN & 5-HTTP: On his September 2009 show, Dr. Oz said that the largest amount of Serotonin is stored in the bowel and colon. When it is deficient, it causes irritation. Serotonin is obtained from 5-HTP!
CARDIO INFO: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Heart Failure or Cardiomyopathy— not detected by ECG, ECHO and other cardio-testing: A Nutritional Support Protocol— Acetyl-L-Carnitine, D-Ribose (taken throughout the day), B3, magnesium and CoQ10 (at least 100 mgs) Go to this article.
This is for people who have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that has gone on for many years.
GENERAL HEART: Hawthorne Berry Extract and CoQ10 (over 100 mgs) rebuild heart muscle. B-Complex lowers homeosteine levels.
A herbal medicinal substance, Crataegus Extract WS®1442, safely extends the lives of congestive heart failure patients already receiving pharmacological treatment for the disease, according to a study presented recently at the American College of Cardiology’s 56th Annual Scientific Session. Crataegus is the Hawthorne Berry.
When your body breaks down protein, a by-product is homocysteine (ho-mo-SIS-teen). High homocysteine in the blood is linked to heart disease. A number of factors are thought to influence increased homocysteine, including a lack of certain B vitamins. Dr. Broda Barnes, in THE RIDDLE OF HEART ATTACKS, associates B-Complex deficiency with ultimately contributing to low body temperature/under-active Thyroid.
A Washington DC doctor has recommended: Hawthorne Berry Extract, L-Taurine and magnesium for high blood pressure.
Dairy peptides significantly decrease blood pressure, British Journal of Nutrition paper. The Life Extension Foundation carries this product.
Elderly persons with active root caries, a type of tooth decay, have an increased risk of having irregular heart beats. This study is published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
A deficiency is Omega-3 fatty acids found in Oily Fish, Walnuts and Freshly Ground Flaxseed can lead to an increased risk of heart disease, inflammatory conditions, cancer and other health concerns.
Doctors are recommending 1 gram of Folic acid for protection against stroke, heart attacks and Alzheimer’s Disease. Folic Acid lowers homocysteine levels.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Source Natural’s “Heart Response” has been helpful in lowering blood pressure. A man with very high blood pressure refused to take the HBP medications. He opted for this product and his blood pressure has been normal ever since he started taking this product. But, remember, high blood pressure is serious. Do have your pressure monitored by a physician as the man in the example is continuing to do.
I do not find that Policosanol works at all. The best supplements are: Red Yeast Rice and Omego-3 (4000 mgs). I take this in the morning and, at night; I take 4000 mgs of Evening Primrose Oil. It takes 1 month to lower cholesterol. My cholesterol is 220 BUT the HDL is 98! Diet is also important, eliminating the saturated fats. And, the 1-day Liver/Gall Bladder Detox (e-mail for information).
- HERB PHARM Artichoke Extract: Balances Cholesterol
- When eating fatty foods, eat ONIONS. This has been known for many years that Onions, raw or cooked, will lower cholesterol.
- A high fiber diet absorbs the cholesterol in the digestive tract. I recommend Nature’s Path SMART BRAN with 13 grams of fiber. FIBER ONE has 14 grams but it is filled with chemicals. Recommended: 30-40 grams daily
NEWS ALERT! FDA went to court to sue vitamin companies to remove the Statins from Red Yeast Rice. Supplements now no longer have statins so they may not have the cholesterol lowering ability. www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/QAA400165
www.spacedoc.net/statin_alternatives.htm The natural Statins in this rice are only a minor part of its effectiveness so I continue to take this supplement. The natural Statins in this rice are only a minor part of its effectiveness so I continue to take this supplement. NOTE: The patent on Statin has expired and it no longer has to be removed.
A naturopath told me that she used Country Life’s, PARA-FACTORS. After using this product, she not only got rid of the internal parasites but the 2-legged external ones disappeared as well. We have parasites on the inside when we allow parasitic people into our lives. NOTE: I take Nature’s Way Oregano Oil daily as a preventative. Friends have been using Hulda Clark’s technique using Black Walnut tincture, Cloves and Wormwood over a 20 day period. I am taking Black Walnut but I cannot give any verification.
If lower back pain is stress related, I have found that 2 Solaray Adrenal Capsules will bring relief in 30 minutes. Next, I have worked very successful with the Nikken magnets. The 5×7 inch plate can take several hours to work when using it for the first time. Subsequently, it may take only 15 minutes to bring relief. There are other reasons and cures but this is what works for my back problems. Back Pain Remedies— altmedicine.about.com/od/chronicpain/a/back_pain.htm
AGE-RELATED BACK PAIN & STENOSIS: Friends rage over a device obtained from www.getback2life.com It costs $200 but it is well worth the investment. This device aligns the pain, relieves pressure and back pain.
Follow anti-inflammatory suggestions plus…
CS said that drinking a lot of ginger and lemon tea has greatly reduced pain. Losing weight helped her too.
Omega-3 oil, unsweetened Black Cherry juice (also a recommendation for Gout which is a form of arthritis) and Ginger tea… plus eliminating foods from the Nightshade family (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant).
Many forms of Arthritis are bacterial in origin. A daily dropper-full of Colloidal Silver is recommended by my veterinarian.
• A liquid magnesium obtained from The Heritage Store in Virginia Beach Va and AMAZON.com can be rubbed onto the inflamed area daily. This also works for Plantar Fasciitis.
Grape Seed Proanthocyanidin Extract demonstrates better antioxidant activity than other free radical scavengers Proanthocyanidins are naturally occurring polyphenolic bioflavonoids in many fruits and vegetables. They have been reported to have antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic activities.
These compounds may also protect against oxidative damage of tissue by free radicals. One source of these antioxidants is grape seed proanthocyanidin extract (GSPE). In this laboratory study, GSPE demonstrated significant antioxidant activity in liver and brain tissue, compared to controls. Results also show that GSPE is available to target tissues and, therefore, can be useful in vivo in inhibiting oxidative damage to brain and liver tissue.
Blueberries contain a very high amount of anthocyanidin which protects against many diseases such as macular degeneration.
REISHI MUSHROOM— This is also a powerful adaptegen, anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine — and it is the least expensive mushroom to purchase. Recommended for EBV, a recognized prescription for cancer in Japan
These are Cayce products that I use daily for my skin and I do not have a lot of wrinkles. What I do: DermaGlo toner, Gold Cream (Cayce said it prevented wrinkles— apply to lymph glands on side of neck as well) and I mix Macadamia Nut oil into Grape Seed & Palma Christi Lotion (these are all Heritage Store products). I also use Derma E’s face cream with DMAE-Alpha Lipoic Acid-C-Ester. I use Macadamia Nut oil on my wet skin to clean off make-up and lubricate my skin. Cayce said that this oil is the closest to human skin oil. I wash my skin with A-D-E Creamy Cleaner by Earth Science. It does not smell good but it cleans without drying.
Vitamin D— The main source of this vitamin can ONLY be absorbed via the sun. Deficiencies in Sun-related D can contribute to Multiple Sclerosis (predominantly in northen latitudes) and Diabetes. Use Aura Glow or Almond Glow to facilitate this absorption through the skin. These oils, however, can clog facial pores. Do not apply to face.
DRY SKIN: Adding oil to the diet can help but I use Macadamia Nut Oil. When I wash my wash, I remove eye make-up with this oil and I apply it to my wet skin. Macadamia Nut Oil is the closest to the oil in the human skin so it will not clog pours.
VITAMIN D: Scientists have shown that a single 2.5mg dose of vitamin D may be enough to boost the immune system to fight against tuberculosis (TB) and similar bacteria for at least 6 weeks. Whilst a diet of oily fish can provide some vitamin D, the main source of the body’s vitamin D comes from exposing the skin to sunlight.
Vitamin D was used to treat TB in the pre-antibiotic era, when special sanatoria were built in sunny locations, such as the Swiss Alps
TUBERCULOSIS & SCLERODERMA
According to Cayce, the same bacteria was found in both diseases. The best and safest way to kill these respiratory bacteria is by breathing Laird’s 100 proof Apple Brandy in a Charred Oak keg (purchase keg from Heritage Store in Virginia Beach). Warming this with a heating pad during the day make the fumes even more powerful. See RESPIRATORY below.
Edgar Cayce recommended pouring Glyco-Thymoline onto a burn. This really works for me but you need some on hand. I burned my hand with coffee but, because it did not look so bad, I never used the Glyco. When the skin came off, there was a bloody sore that would not heal. I used antibiotic creams, colloidal silver cream, iodine cream— nothing worked. I read how German doctors have had great success with honey on diabetic sores and ulcers. I purchased Manuka honey, very antibiotic and antiseptic, and it healed in 1 day! I was told by a registered nurse that she has used regular honey and this works as well. DO NOT USE the cheap, overly processed honey.
MRSA— Research has recently discovered that Manuka Honey gums up these deadly bacteria so thoroughly that the cells cannot divide. METHYLGLYOXAL is the antibacterial ingredient in Manuka Honey
EDGAR CAYCE MASSAGE OILS: Peanut Oil— for joints and arthritis; Olive Oil— skin and hair; Castor Oil— eliminate toxins
NOTE: These are the oils found in Aura Glow/Almond Glow formula sold at Whole Foods and Vitamin Shoppe
DEODORANTS: Anti-perspirants contain aluminum. In a private research project conducted by the Pilsner-Urquell beer company in the Czech Republic, it was discovered that people who drank beer from aluminum cans had a higher incidence of Alzheimer’s Disease. I recommend Tom’s Natural “Long-Lasting” roll-on deodorant. You must cover the entire area under your arm and it only lasts for the day. The roll-on type works better than the stick version and it lasts longer.
Bromelain is an extract from pineapples that is believed to be a natural anti-inflammatory. Researchers at the University of Connecticut found that bromelain reduced airway inflammation in animals with allergic airway disease. Side effects may include allergic reactions in some people. Take on an empty stomach.
- COLLOIDAL SILVER: I have had several reports that using Colloidal Silver clears up bronchial infections and congestion.
- Cayce: The product, Inspirol, was recommended for most respiratory problems. It is made from the essential oils of pine and eucalyptus that improve the circulation of the blood and lymph in the respiratory tissues.
- Cayce: Breathing the fumes of 100 proof Straight Apple Brandy (Laird’s brand) from a Charred Oak Keg (available from Heritage Store or Barr). 100 proof is essential as it must be strong enough to kill bacteria in the lungs. This is used for bacterial infections in the lungs. These fumes are used to kill that bacteria which cause TB and scleroderma. A woman at Heritage who uses this keg recommends placing the keg on a heating pad during the day. Warm brandy is more powerful!
- ESOTERIC: Asthma and chronic respiratory ailments can be connected with the Heart Chakra. Issues of grief and forgiveness can be involved— and we must remember to forgive ourselves as well. Cayce and Myss both state this.
RESPIRATORY TRACT ALLERGIC CONGESTION (sinuses and lungs) caused by molds— Goldenseal (Nature’s Way) and Mullein (Solaray). The goldenseal reduces the allergic response, and the mullein helps clear away the mucus. Take mullein tea daily for chronic bronchitis. A naturopath recommended OSHA ROOT TINCTURE for bronchitis. Use HerbPharm Nettles Blend as an anti-histamine.
ZINC: Low blood levels of zinc may be linked to an increased risk of pneumonia amongst the elderly, suggesting the benefits of supplements for this at risk population, says new research.
HAIR LOSS IN WOMEN
There may be many reasons but I know of 2
- Wilson’s Syndrome or Low Body Temperature due to underactive Thyroid. Remember, body temperature is the only way to determine this and the Hormone Saliva Test, usually given by gynecologists. A friend was experiencing thinning hair and, after the HST, it was determined that her thyroid level was very low, not shown in the blood tests.
- Iron and B-12 Deficiency. Folic Acid and B-12 are also shown to strengthen bones. Others have contributed that Omega-3 and Borage Oil both helped with luster of hair.
PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: A friend who was experiencing bloating, extreme fatigue around 3-4pm daily and hair loss tried a female hormone supplement— HERBAL EQUILIBRIUM from WomenToWomen.com I read the ingredients and they are herbs that impact female hormones— Chaste Tea, Wild Yam, Ashwaganda, Passionflower and several other herbs. She feels that her hair is thickening and the fatigue and bloating have been cured.
Claims of reversal with a supplement called Vitalux. Eye specialists often carry it. Low Glycemic diet and anti-inflammatory diet. If detected early, new breakthroughs in medicine are extremely helpful. Eat Blueberries & blackberries. The National Eye Institute (NEI) reports that high doses of antioxidants slow the progression of AMD or may even prevent it altogether
MAGNESIUM RICH DIET PROTECTS AGAINST Metabolic Syndrome: High blood pressure, low HDL (“good”) cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood sugar and abdominal obesity. Look for magnesium citrate, chelate, or glycinate. Avoid irritating magnesium oxide.
FIBROCYSTIC BREAST LUMPS: Research by Dr. David Derry in Canada discovered that by taking extra iodine would eventually to remove cysts. A professor at George Washington University told me that the US is rapidly becoming iodine deficient. Testing occurs every 10 years and, from 1990 to 2000, there was a 50% reduction in iodine. While 125 mgs is the minimum, no maximum has been determined since excess is excreted in the urine. I personally take 375 mgs daily. The Canadian theory is that the increase of breast cancer may be connected with iodine deficiency. There is a theory in some medical circles that this loss of dietary iodine may be contributing to the increase of breast cancer.
CYSTS: It is common for doctors to recommend taking vitamin E and avoiding caffeine. New research shows that the amino acid, L-Taurine, can destroy non-cancerous cysts. Another friend told me that her doctor, an alternative MD, gave her natural progesterone cream to apply to her breasts. Within a few months, these were completely gone. His theory is that Estrogen Dominance causes these lumps.
NOTE: New research shows that bio-identical progesterone used as a cream is helpful, as well as the supplement Pregnenolone (100mgs daily).
LYMPH HEALTH: The body’s 2nd circulation system is the lymphatic system. Our bodies have twice the amount of lymph as blood.
The lymphatic system also includes our bone marrow, spleen, thymus gland, lymph nodes, tonsils, appendix, Peyer’s patches, and other organs in addition to the network of vessels that helps circulate critical body fluids. If your lymph system becomes clogged, you have a problem — upper respiratory infection, sinus and ear infections, throat problems, colds, tonsillitis, or even bronchitis and pneumonia. Some other things that can be involved include recurrent low back ache, tennis elbow, sprained ankles, and even frequent nighttime urination.
- Exercise is essential to make our muscles contract, the lymph vessels squeeze, and the fluid move. Something else you can do is find the reflex point that helps stimulate lymphatic drainage in the upper part of the body. It is located at the bottom part of the breast bone, or sternum. By vigorously rubbing this area for about two minutes, you can stimulate the lymph system.
- Moving the legs, rotating the arms in a circular manner and even using a Rebounder will stimulate the lymph
- Vitamin C and Vitamin D from the sun
- A massage called Manual Lymph Drainage. Once you experience this, you can do this yourself. It is a gentle movement or pulling towards the heart. I do this when drying myself after a bath.
- When there is inflammation of the lymph, such as with a sore throat, apply castor oil packs. Castor oil stimulates the lymph glands. You MUST be sure to wash off the Castor oil to avoid it being reabsorbed into the body.
FOLIC ACID: My dad’s Cardiologist has him on 1000 mcg (or 1 mg) of Folic Acid. This protects against Stroke and Alzheimer’s Disease. Most supplements with B-Complex provide only 400 mcg. This is too little. I take an additional 800 mcg pill daily.
MENTAL CLARITY & COLLOIDAL GOLD: C-Gold is often used for arthritis, depression and mental clarity. Some Chinese boil a gold coin in their rice water to get the effects. Dudley Delaney, who researches the medical information in the Edgar Cayce files, recommends Colloidal Gold, found at www.utopiasilver.com. I personally recommend the amino acid information found in THE EDGE EFFECT by Dr. Braverman. I take all of the recommended amino acids for the 4 lobes of the brain. After about 1 month, I find that I remember small details, like someone’s name. When I stop taking them, I start to forget… Colloidal Gold seems easier.
A homeopathic doctor told me that gold was a traditional homeopathic prescription for depression but he finds that Homeopathic Aconite works best, especially if there is a panic disorder associated with the despondency.
After losing 10% of her bone density, a friend went to the Village Green Apothecary in Bethesda MD. It is a compounding pharmacy and nutrition store. My friend had a consultation with the resident doctor and he recommended their Bone Guardian Supplement (3-4 daily) and Ipriflavone Plus, which boosts calcium absorption. Within 3 months, her bone density went up 7+%! This is all that she took! It is essential that your calcium supplement be extremely absorbable, no carbonate, and in combination with other minerals! DO NOT TAKE CHOCOLATE with Calcium as the Oxalatic Acid in the chocolate will bind with the calcium so that it is NOT ABSORBED! My friend also eats calcium-rich foods to supplement her calcium intake. Folic acid and vitamin B12 supplements reduce the risk of hip fractures in elderly Japanese patients following a stroke, researchers report in a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). These B-vitamins reduce Homocysteine levels in the body. High levels of an amino acid known as homocysteine are a risk factor for both stroke and osteoporosis fractures in elderly men and women.Absorption of Nutrients: The doctor felt that, when over 50, our ability to digest and absorb nutrients from our foods decreases. I personally take Life Extension Enhanced Super Digestive Enzymes or Source Naturals Daily Essential Enzymes with my vitamins. These digest Fats/Protein/Carbohydrates/Fiber/Dairy. Any Bitters compound, such as Swedish Bitters, increases digestion as well.
Drink Volvic water which contains Silica (or Pure Silica Supplement). Within 1 week, Alzheimer patients in England began eliminating Aluminum. Supplements: JARROW FORMULA, Neuro-Optimizer contains everything! A Must-Read, Breaverman’s THE EDGE EFFECT. Doctors are recommending 1 gram of Folic acid for protection against stroke, heart attacks and Alzeimers Disease. Folic Acid affects homocysteine levels. Anti-inflammatory supplements are essential!
A new study shows consuming foods or supplements containing the omega-3 fatty acid known as DHA may be the best way to avoid Alzheimer’s disease even if you carry a gene that makes you susceptible to the condition.
Alpha-lipoic acid. New research says ALA is another nutrient that protects the brain and improves memory. (It’s also the most powerful antioxidant of them all, so you should be taking it anyway.) When Alzheimer’s patients were given ALA, their condition stabilized. They didn’t get better, but they stopped getting worse. And not one drug therapy currently being used can do even this much.
Why Alzheimer’s is rare in India. Another big discovery is curcumin (also known as turmeric), an ingredient in curry powder. Researchers at the University of California confirm its uncanny ability to protect the brain from Alzheimer’s. This may explain why Alzheimer’s is so rare in India. A doctor in England was amazed that there were no cases of AD in the Indian communities. I take Nature’s Way Turmeric twice daily. It is 95% Curcuminoids.
HUPERZINE A: Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center’s Memory Disorders Program are directing the first U.S. study to determine whether huperzine A, derived from the Chinese club moss plant Huperzia serrata, improves cognitive function in people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Huperzine A, a naturally occurring cholinesterase inhibitor, has been used in Chinese folk medicine for the treatment of fevers and inflammation. Chinese studies have suggested that Huperzine-A is well tolerated and effective
INOSITOL: Certain variants of a simple sugar ameliorate Alzheimer’s-like disease in mice. The new studies show that some types of a sugar called cyclohexanehexol— also known as inositol— prevented the accumulation of amyloid deposits, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.
Phosphatidyl Choline: When medical researchers use the term “lecithin,” they are referring to a purified substance called phosphatidyl choline (PC) that belongs to a special category of fat-soluble substances called phospholipids.
NOTE: A woman, who went into a coma after eating peanuts, had her memory restored after taking Choline.
Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by a drop in acetylcholine. A significant drop in systolic blood pressure may forewarn of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in some elderly people, according to a study reported in today’s Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. Nagase, a Japanese trading company specializing in chemical products, recently announced its discovery, in collaboration with Kyoto University, that rosemary helps prevent brain aging. They confirmed that intake of rosemary extract containing a high concentration of carnosic acid, which helps improve memory.
SILICON— Silicon dramatically reduces aluminum in the human body. In fact, when researchers recently added silicon to aluminum-laced water supplies, they found it not only blocked the absorption, but Removed aluminum buildups in the brain, liver, bone, spleen and kidneys!
WALKING— An elderly person’s ability to walk a quarter-mile is an important predictor of their future health and even how long they will live, new research shows.
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Sometimes adding more oils and fiber to the diet helps. However, I have found the cure for this— Turkey Rhubarb Formula by THE HERB FINDER It is expensive, about $18 a bottle. Take 2 pills with a large glass of water. It is not addictive and it is very natural. I do not take it every day but frequently. It does not work like a laxative so it may take awhile. This product keeps the colon clear so that toxins can be more readily eliminated. This is essential!
FOLIC ACID may be a potent weapon against cancer, according to a report published in the July 15, 2006 issue of CANCER. A small study found that 31 of 43 patients with a precancerous lesion of the larynx known as leucoplakia demonstrated 50 percent or greater reduction in lesion size after six months of taking folate supplements.
Dr. David Foreman recommends: Green Tea, Vitamin C, Lignans (FOS) and Probioitcs, CoQ10, Lutein, Grape Seed Extract, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Selenium, IP-6, N-Acetyl-Cysteine, Bilberry, Mixed Tocopherols E, Mixed Carotenoids, Zinc, Lysopene, Turmeric. This is a lot but many good supplements contain many of these nutrients. I will change this in the future but it is all that I have now.
The powerful anti-oxidant, CANTRON, is recommended by many practitioners.
DEFICIENCY IN B VITAMINS, ESPECIALLY B-12: It is important to be aware of nutritional deficiencies. It is very easy for your family doctor to run a blood test that shows all of the vitamins and minerals in your body. In my last blood test, my B-12 was twice the normal amount but I do not know what this means. A friend was experiencing these symptoms: The body feels hot, after which, nausea begins and then the legs become so weak that they cannot support the body. The individual must immediately lay down in a very cool place. Dehydration was not a factor. Sometimes there was an irregular heart beat. After each episode, the individual would feel like having just been run over by a truck, taking 3-4 days to recover. All hospital tests were normal, including the blood sugar. The first symptom that this individual described was an extreme sensitivity to the sun, although the sun has nothing to do with this.
CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, DEPRESSION & HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE HELPED BY DARK CHOCOLATE: Ghirardelli makes a 100% dark chocolate, only cocoa— no sugars. It does not taste very good so I am not inclined to have an extra piece. I tried putting a square in my morning coffee and it is very delicious! Lindt makes an 85% cocoa bar with sugar added that is quite tastey but I must be careful not to eat more than I should. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com:80/articles/84141.php
DO NOT TAKE CHOCOLATE WITH CALCIUM— Remember, the oxalates in the chocolate bind the calcium, rendering it unabsorbable!!
This type of chocolate has also been shown to improve certain types of depression. It has a positive impact upon blood pressure (relaxing blood vessels) and serotonin levels.
PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: I found it easiest to mix a natural unsweetened 100% organic cocoa (not Dutch Processed with chemicals) into my coffee. In the late morning, I also took 1000 mgs Tyrosine, GABA and Glutamine. I felt so much better. Scharffen Berger makes a good, natural product www.scharffenberger.com Friends prefer 85% natural cocoa bars from the organic markets. One puts the chocolate into her tea. NOTE: Some people, like myself, find that chocolate releases histamines.
ON CHOCOLATE: There might actually be some connection between CHOCOLATE and happiness, when we look at certain chemicals which are found naturally in the cocoa/cacao bean and which affect parts of the brain.
Phenylethylamine (PEA) in Cocoa
PEA is a chemical found in cocoa/cacao beans which increases the activity of neurotransmitters (brain chemicals) in certain areas of the brain which control the ability to focus attention and stay alert. Elevated PEA levels occur naturally when we are captivated by a movie or good book, or wholly focused on a project or task when we lose track of time and are not consciously unaware of what is happening around us. PEA is found in higher levels in the brains of happy people. Cocoa or dark chocolate has been found to contain up to 2.2 percent PEA (phenylethylamine).
Anandamide (The Bliss Chemical) in Cocoa
Anandamide (or narachidonoylethanolamine) is a neurotransmitter which has been isolated in cocoa in quantities which are significant enough to affect the brain. Anandamide is a cannabinoid naturally found in the human brain. Anandamide is a lipid (a fat) known as “the bliss chemical” because it is released when we are feeling good. (Anandamide is the English spelling; anandamine is the French spelling.)
It is true that anandamide has a similar effect to the compound THC in cannabis (marijuana), but it acts in a different way; acts only on certain groups of brain cells and not the whole brain; and thus creates blissful feelings with much less intensity.
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAO Inhibitors) in Cocoa/Cacao
These rare MAO inhibitors actually produce favorable results when consumed, by allowing more serotonin and other neurotransmitters such as anandamide, dopamine and others to circulate in the brain. According to Dr. Gabriel Cousens, MAO inhibitors facilitate antiaging and rejuvenation. MAO inhibitors make one feel younger when they allow more neurotransmitters to remain in the bloodstream. A primary phenomenon that differentiates children from adults is the level of neurotransmitters in the blood and bodies of children. In general, as one lives longer and longer the level of neurotransmitters decreases. This leads to less creativity, less joy, more physical rigidity and more rapid aging!
Consumption of a commercially available cocoa powder, enriched in flavonoids, may decrease blood pressure and boost heart health, suggests a new study with rats. Rodents fed 300 milligrams per kilogram of body weight experienced a reduction in blood pressure similar to a 50 mg/kg dose of Captopril, a well-known pharmaceutical anti-hypertensive, according to findings published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. “This is important because this drug is known to be a very effective antihypertensive treatment in clinical practice and spontaneously hypertensive rats represent nowadays the best experimental model for essential hypertension in humans,” wrote the researchers, led by Amaya Aleixandre from the Faculty of Medicine at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid.
ATTENTION: The Mars candy Company has found an incredible product made from cocoa. This product is sold under the brand name of CIRKU. It has a fruit flavor and excellent for depression, chronic fatigue, thyroid and friends find that their eye brows grow back!! Google CIRU for information. There is even a Vitamin Shoppe product with small amounts of this product, Phosphatidylserine Gold. Life Extension also offers a similar product.
DETOX: Supplements of FOLIC ACID may lower blood levels of ARSENIC in individuals exposed to the toxin in contaminated drinking water. SILICON helps the body excrete ALUMINUM. Arsenic is naturally found in high levels in Southern California and Arizona. Toxic build-up can cause impotence in men, as well as other symptoms. Doctors are now examining arsenic levels for this problem.
This bacteria is a great concern because this bacteria has become antibiotic resistant. Research has been done using essential oils that can kill MRSA on contact. This research is being done in England but many are trying to discover the oils being secretly researched— news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/manchester/6471475.stm This article gives the story of this research but it does not identify the herbs/oils.
tahilla.typepad.com/mrsawatch/wounds_essential_oils/index.html This article suggests Tea Tree Oil, Olive Leaf extract and Grape Seed Extract.
IMPORTANT: It was recommended that tea tree not be used in soaps, shampoos or cosmetics because the use of low doses might create bacteria resistant strains. It is AROMATHERAPY that is considered the most useful and effective. Oils used in aromatherapy are Lavender, Eucalyptus, tea tree, patchouli, olive leaf, cypress, sweet almond, sweet marjoram and geranium.
Microbiologist Giles Elsom from the University of East London says: ‘We’ve found tea tree oil to be safe and effective in cases where conventional, more toxic, anti-microbial treatments have failed.’ And a recent study in New Zealand concluded that the anti-bacterial potency of honey was well in excess of that required to stop the growth of MRSA. Active Manuka Honey is the only honey available for sale which is tested for anti-bacterial activity. METHYLGLYOXAL is the antibacterial ingredient in Manuka Honey.
This article quotes Patchouli, Tea Tree. Geranium, Lavender and Grapefruit See Oil. Grapefruit seed extract has been used to combat bird flu in the past and scientific studies have shown it is also effective against MRSA. The garlic compound allicin has also been shown to fight MRSA and since the first studies demonstrating this effect, the product has been in strong demand. Experience: A family member when in hospital with severe pneumonia contracted MRSA. With the use of essential oils, such as TEA TREE, THYME, EUCALYPTUS AND RAVENSARA, we helped her to a complete recovery. Before antibiotics, Tea Tree-Eucalyptus and Cloves were the oils of choice for killing bacteria.
Analyses of the leaf oils from three colletions of Lippia origanoides H.B.K. by GC/MS and ^sup 1^H and ^sup 13^CNMR showed a similar chemical composition. Carvacrol (33.542.9%) was identified as the major component together with [gamma]terpinene (8.010.5%), thymol (5.18.4%), methyl thymol (6.18.7%) and pcymene (11.915.8%). In vitro evaluation of the oils showed significant antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli, Staphylococus aureus, Staphylococus aureus MRSA, Candida albicans and Candida tropicalis.
DALLAS (Reuters Health) A pair of orthopaedic surgeons report that two essential oils— eucalyptus and tea tree oil— are surprisingly effective at treating methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections.
WARNING ABOUT GENERICS: In an article in BOTTOM LINE health magazine, they warned against using generics. These are made in India and China with poor compounding standards. A friend was using a Synthroid generic and found that she “crashed” by the middle of the day. Her doctor advised not to take another pill. She discovered the article, switched to the real Synthroid and her problem was solved.
ILLNESS DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL ALLERGENS: In Washington DC area, contact Affiliated Inspectors, Inc. located in Chevy Chase. They are part of the American Society of Home Inspectors. The company consists of environmental specialists. Their contact info is: 301/986-8866 in Maryland and 703/356-8866 in Virginia. They inspect residential and commercial building for mold, spores, radon, water, asbestos, etc. The Washingtonian magazine quoted “…reputation for scrupulous inspection”. A sensitive individual can experience symptoms similar to fibromyalgia with pain and skin rashes that cannot be accurately diagnosed.
DEPRESSION: First, I suggest having a blood test done that will tell your levels of vitamins and minerals. Traditional doctors have observed that many people suffering with depression have a vitamin D-3 deficiency. This will not cure the depression but it dramatically helps calm the negative, stressful moods associated with depression. Form: Liquid D-3, the pearl type (4000 mgs minimum)and 500 mgs of 5-HTP. Articles associate the D-3 deficiency with Chronic Fatigue and Seasonal Affective Disorder. http://www.vitamindcouncil.com/depression.shtml
MANGOSTEEN JUICE: I have found that this juice helps with low level depressed moods.
NOTE: More on Depression is found in the other Common Cure articles, especially CCVI.
VITAMIN D & LONGEVITY: British and American researchers found that higher vitamin D levels were linked to improved genetic measures of lifelong aging and chronic stress. While traditional doctors are recommending 800 mgs, higher doses have also been recommended. Recent research suggests that beyond its well-established role in bone health, vitamin D also may help reduce the risk of certain cancers and autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. The U.S. government’s recommended daily allowance is 200 IU until age 50, 400 IU for 50-70 year olds, and 600 IU after age 70. However, many medical experts believe those recommendations are way too low. Generally, medical experts consider it safe to take between 1,000 IU and 2,000 IU of vitamin D supplements daily. Source
UV RADIATION PROTECTION: “Treatment with this broccoli sprout extract might be another protective measure that alleviates the skin damage caused by UV radiation and thereby decreases our long-term risk of developing cancer.” Source
MORE ON YOGURT: Findings from Bell Institute of Health:- Women who consumed yogurt more frequently (at least three servings over 14 days) had a significantly lower BMI, or healthier body weight, than those who didn’t consume yogurt;— Overall, women who ate three or more servings had better nutrient intakes and were less likely to fall short on important nutrients including calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B-12, magnesium and phosphorous. As stated earlier, GOAT YOGURT is higher in trace minerals than cow yogurt and less likely to cause an allergic reaction. That is, people who have dairy allergies can often eat goat products.
MILK THISTLE: Recently, scientists demonstrated the anti-cancer effects of silibinin, a major biologically active compound of milk thistle. Being widely used as a folk remedy for liver diseases, milk thistle is safe and well-tolerated, and it protects the liver from drug or alcohol-related injury. Silibinin is highly purified from milk thistle.
ALZHEIMERS DISEASE: Researchers have successfully used a peptide to reverse biochemical, cellular and anatomical changes that occur in the brains of mice with Parkinson’s disease (PD), and report success in preventing the disease from progression.
ON TAKING VITAMINS: Never take vitamins or medications within 2 hours of drinking coffee (says nutritionist at the Village Green Apothecary). Never take calcium within 2 hours of consuming chocolate— the oxalic acid will bind with the calcium, not only rendering it useless but possibly causing kidney stones.
Tea, coffee, raw fish and shell fish contain thiamineases— this can destroy vitamins.
Pre- & Probiotic combination linked to better antioxidant status: The synbiotic formulation containing oligofructose prebiotics (Beneo-Orafti) and a mixture of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium probiotics was associated with a reduction in oxidation of LDL, linked to, amongst other things, the development of atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries.
SOY ISOFLAVONES & REDUCED ASTHMA SEVERITY: Four weeks of supplementation with genistein, an isoflavone from soy, may suppress the inflammatory process and ease breathing and explain previous reports linking the isoflavone to reduced asthma severity, suggests a new pilot study.
OSTEOPOROSIS and SOY: Habitual consumption of soybeans and isoflavones may increase mineral density in young women.
ATTENTION & WARNING: It is absolutely essential that your Soy products are ORGANIC and not genetically modified. This type of soy contains TOXINS!
CARDIO: Omega-3 with high fat meal eases cardiovascular changes— Consuming the omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid along with a high fat meal may counter the detrimental effects on arterial stiffness, suggests new research
- Green tea shows benefits against fatty liver— Extracts from green tea stop the build-up of fatty deposits in the liver
AGING: Low vitamin E levels linked to greater physical decline— Low blood levels of vitamin E are linked to greater physical decline in older people, suggests a new study from Yale University School of Medicine
NEUROPATHY: Citrus Flavanoids show Neuro-Protection potential. Antioxidant compounds in citrus fruit may have a role in protecting against neuro-degenerative diseases, suggests lab study from Taiwan. Some form of neuropathy is common in the elderly.
COLLOIDAL SILVER CONTROVERSY Don’t worry about turning blue!