Common Cures Part II
Updated July 2013:
COMMON CURES PART II:
WARNING ABOUT GENERICS: In an article in BOTTOM LINE health magazine, they warned against using generic prescritpions. 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.
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.
LIST OF MINIMUM DAILY REQUIREMENTS-QUALITIES-WHAT DESTROYS VITAMIN:
www.ediblenature.com/ I am concerning with Dr. Oz’s observations that less is better than the megadoses.
RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME: In February 2008, Dr. Ira Rosenfeld, on FOX TV, started that the current research indicates that RLS is do to a lack of iron “in the brain” – not in the body but in the brain only. This interferes with Dopamine, a hormone that regulates body movements. These people do well on Parkinson Disease drugs. If not controlled, these people have a higher incidence of heart attacks and stroke. I have written a paper on RLS which has been posted on the Medical Forum.
LEG CRAMPS (especially at night): A friend told me that she cured herself of horrible leg cramps by using a Cayce product, CALCIOS. It is a paste of creamed bone and it is absorbed easily by the body. It contains a lot of trace minerals. This can be obtained at the HERITAGE STORE in Virginia Beach. Spread a little on a cracker, about 3 times a week.
FEEDBACK: When it is actually happening, I get up and take a small amount of protein drink, a vitamin B complex, and a calcium/magnesium supplement and usually can go back to sleep in about 20 min. I have found that I get it when I eat too much sugar. The body uses B vitamins and Calcium to aid in digestion of sugar and simple carbs like white flour and white rice, etc. The protein helps to counter the reaction to carbs.
ITCHY LEGS & OXALATES: This is different from Restless Leg Syndrome which I have discussed in other CC posts. One woman had a problem handling dietary oxalates. Oxalates come out of the skin, making them itchy or causing skin eruptions. People on the AUTISM Spectrum or who have LEAKY GUT SYMDROME have difficulty handling dietary oxalates.
Adults with epilepsy who have failed other treatments may be able to dramatically reduce their number of seizures by following a modified Atkins-like diet, Johns Hopkins researchers report. For the study, Kossoff’s team gave the diet to 30 adults who had unsuccessfully tried at least two anti-convulsant drugs and had an average of 10 seizures a week. The eating plan restricts patients to 15 grams of carbohydrates a day. Most of the calories come from fats such as eggs, meats, oils and heavy cream. In addition, patients are free to eat as much protein and no-carb drinks as they want. “There was good news and bad news,” Kossoff said. “The good news was it worked. The bad news it was tough.
IMPORTANT EPILEPSY NEWS: On the television program, MYSTERY DIAGNOSIS, a young boy suffered from the age of 5 to 12 with seizures. Anti-seizure medicine did not work. It was discovered that he had a form of Celica disease that showed no other symptoms. With the gluten clogging the intestinal vili, he was not absorbing nutrients. He was nutritionally starved, leading to the seizures. It has been observed that, especially in adult-onset epilepsy, seizures can be caused by a problem with malabsorption.
CHOLESTEROL & OATS:
Oats – Scientists funded by ARS have discovered that certain compounds in oats hinder the ability of blood cells to stick to artery walls. The oat compounds are called Avenanthramides. The research team recently found that they significantly suppressed adhesive molecules that “glue” blood cells to artery walls. When blood cells stick to—and cause inflammation of—the artery wall, plaques build up. That accumulation—called atherosclerosis—can eventually block the blood vessel. The suppression provided by Avenanthramides in oats may prevent this narrowing of the passageways through which blood flows.
CHOLESTEROL & NUTS: Incorporating more nut and nut-containing foods into the diet at the expense of foods full of saturated fats could reduce cholesterol levels by six per cent, suggests a new study with macadamia nuts.
CARBUNCLE CAYCE CURE (also for warts): Cayce said that carbuncles are caused when the endocrine system is off. The technique is to cover the wart or carbuncle with a mixture of castor oil and baking soda, as a paste. The woman who submitted this for discovered to have an underactive thyroid.
BILBERRY & BLUEBERRY EXTRACT benefits kidneys and protects against damage. ANTHOCYANINS, found in the Bilberry, have anti-obestiy properties. These are antioxidant pigments from fruit and vegetables, have a “ significant potency “ against fat cells and could be used for the prevention of weight gain. Purified forms of extracted anthocyanins from berries may decrease obesity, but the whole fruit doesn’t produce the same benefits – only use the Extracts!
http://www.nutraingredients.com/news/ng.asp?id=82928 BLUEBERRY EXTRACT: Rats fed extracts from blueberries gained up to 10 per cent less body weight than their furry counterparts not consuming the extracts, says new joint research from New Zealand and the US. VARICOSE & SPIDER VEINS: Dr. Oz states that Blueberries and Blackberries contain compounds that strengthen the walls of the arteries. This may help prevent Spider and Varicose Veins.
EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT B VITAMINS:
This is an excellent article and very lengthy
ESOTERIC: HEALING & COLOR: From About.com/alternative medicine
• RED is thought to be linked to the base chakra and the spine, hips and legs. It’s thought to stimulate and boost physical energy, strengthen willpower, increase circulation, clear congestion and is linked with sexuality. Too much red may over-stimulate and possibly promote anger or aggressiveness.
• ORANGE is thought to encourage joy, socializing and optimism, which is why it’s considered useful for depression or sadness. Orange is associated with the sacral chakra and it’s believed to benefit the kidneys, urinary tract and the reproductive organs. Too much orange is thought to lead to tiredness, pessimism and confusion.
• YELLOW is associated with the solar plexus chakra. An imbalance in the solar plexus chakra is thought to promote fear, apprehension, confusion, lack of determination, introversion or power issues, which this color is believed to balance. Yellow is associated with the intellect and mental processes and is uplifting. The solar plexus chakra is also thought to influence the digestive system. Too much yellow is believed to lead to poor concentration and hyperactivity.
• GREEN is a color that’s thought to encourage emotional stability, purity and calmness. It’s related to the heart chakra, so it’s believed to help with emotional issues, such as love, forgiveness, trust and compassion. An imbalance in the heart chakra is associated with fear of relationships, mistrust, jealousy, isolation and insecurity.
• BLUE is related to the throat chakra and is said to be connected to the throat and lungs. It’s thought to enhance verbal expression and communication, artistic expression and willpower. It’s a calming color and is believed to help insomnia, anxiety, throat problems, high blood pressure, migraine and skin irritation.
• INDIGO is associated with the third eye chakra, located between the eyes, and is related to the eyes and the lower part of the head. It’s said to encourage greater intuition and strengthen the lymph system, immune system and help purify and cleanse the body.
• PURPLE-VIOLET is associated with the crown chakra, which is at the top of the head. It’s thought to encourage spirituality, intuition, wisdom, mastery and mental strength and focus. Too much purple is thought to promote pride and arrogance.
HONEY & WHY IT WORKS: In recent years, the use of honey has re-emerged as a remedy for wound treatment. Effects of honey have been related to the presence of an unidentified component that induces release of inflammatory cytokines from monocytic cells. Our results show that natural honeys induce interleukin-6 release from Mono Mac 6 cells as well as release of reactive oxygen species from all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) differentiated HL-60 cells. The natural honeys contained substantial amounts of ENDOTOXIN and the responses observed in the cell based assays were similar to the responses induced by endotoxin alone. We speculate that the observed in vitro immunomodulatory effects of honey might solely be explained by the endotoxin content in the natural honeys. Video clip of Dr. Christopher Attinger of Georgetown U. Hospital using a brand name of Manuka honey to close a three-year old MRSA staph infection. http://www.nbc4.com/health/15668209/detail.html A Channel 4 news presentation.
NOTE: I spilled very hot coffee on the back of my hand. It left a bloody sore that was about 2 inches in diameter that would not heal. I used Colloidal Silver, Zinc Cream and Antibacterial and antibiotic creams and nothing changed. I bought honey at Whole Foods and within 3 hours it was completely healed! I have one tiny scar as a reminder.
Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the leading cause of sight loss in the UK, more than doubles the risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke, The Daily Express reports. As their condition worsens, “people become five times more likely to suffer a fatal heart attack and 10 times more at risk of a deadly stroke. Supplementation with the CAROTENOIDS LUTEIN and ZEAXANTHIN could boost retinal health in the eyes, and have benefits for people with seemingly healthy eyes, says a new study. “Four to six months of 12 mg daily lutein and zeaxanthin supplementation significantly increases MPOD and improves visual performance in glare for most subjects,” stated the researchers.http://www.nutraingredients usa.com/news/ng.asp?n=83728&m=2NIU306&c=jxfdootwguisfro
ASTAXANTHIN, the carotenoid mostly associated with eye health, may enhance the burning of fat during exercise and lead to improved muscle endurance, suggests a new study with mice that needs to be repeated in humans.
VISION – FLOATERS: Years ago, the Physician’s Desk Reference (PDR) outlined a treatment for floaters using three specific nutrients — choline, inositol, and methionine. It may not eliminate them altogether, but in my experience, this combination reduces the severity of floaters in most of the people who try it, although it can take several months to notice a difference.
Recommended: 1,000 milligrams of choline, 500 milligrams of inositol, and 200 milligrams of methionine daily
CATARACTS: This appeared on an alternative medical forum – the homoepathic Cineraria Maritima eye drops. 1 drops 3X daily, clear the cloudiness and reduces tearing.
►VISION: Two reports published in the May, 2009 issue of the American Medical Association journal Archives of Ophthalmology reveal a protective effect for omega-3 fatty acids, fish, nuts and olive oil, and an adverse effect for trans fatty acids, on the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss in older individuals
ATTENTION: A new study conducted on rat eye lenses indicates that the dietary supplement Carnosine may help to prevent – or even treat – cataracts.
► CATRACTS – or a clouding of the lens of the eye – is one of the leading causes of vision loss around the world, and can only currently be treated by surgery to replace the eye lens. According to researchers writing in the July 28 edition of the American Chemical Society journal Biochemistry, their tissue culture experiments demonstrated that Carnosine could help prevent cloudiness on eye lenses, and could also restore clarity to clouded lenses.
► PYCNOGENOL: Supplements of French maritime pine bark extract may improve the flow of blood in the tiny blood vessels of the retina, and enhance sight in diabetics with early stage eye problems, says a new study.
Visual acuity, or the clearness of vision, was found to improve from 14/20 to 17/20 in people with early stage retina damage associated with diabetes (diabetic retinopathy) following daily supplements of the pine bark extract, Pycnogenol, for two months.
SAFFRON and AMD (Vision): It is one of the world’s most valuable spices. Patiently collected flower by flower, the deep red stamens of the saffron crocus can fetch up to Pounds 500 per pound, writes Anastasia Stephens.
But now there is more reason than ever to covet it. A study at Sydney University and the University of L’Aquila in Italy has found that when eaten, saffron may protect eyes from UV damage and slow the progress of diseases such as macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness.
In macular degeneration, the cells in the retina at the back of the eye, which are responsible for clear vision, begin to die. But when patients with macular degeneration taking part in the study began eating a diet containing saffron, these cells began to recover.
VISION/FLOATERS: For floaters: choline 1000 mgs, inositol 500 mgs, methionine 200 mgs daily decrease sugar, increase vegetables (alkaline). From a Lister on Alternative_Medicine_Forum
AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION (from friend who has this disease): An ophthamologist’s recommendation: He suggested I take MacuTrition for my macular degeneration to delay the progression. This supplement has lots of antioxidents plus zinc, copper, lutein and zeaxanthin, omega-3, vitamin D & green tea. The antihistamine he prescribed is actually in the form of drops for my eyes. It’s called Lotemax (loteprednol etabonate)
AMINO ACIDS & AGING – Supplementing the diet of elderly people with the full set of essential amino acids can boost their lean body mass, strength and physical function, according to a new study. The small study, with only 12 volunteers, challenges previous studies that showed no benefits, and highlights the potential benefits of amino acid supplements for this growing age group at risk of gradual decline in muscle mass, strength and function. NOTE: I would recommend the Amino Acids mentioned in Dr. Braverman’s book, THE EDGE EFFECT, as these are the amino acids that impact the four lobes of the brain as well.
IMMUNITY & AGING: UCLA researchers who have found that a chemical in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may hold a key to restoring the body’s immunity, which declines as we age. WARNING: Broccoli, like other dark green vegetables, thickens the blood. Taking supplements that thin the blood, such as garlic, is advised. Cruciferous list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruciferous_vegetables Blood thinning foods: http://www.ctds.info/natthinners.html Omega-3, Turmeric & Vitamin E are most popular.
LEAKY GUT SYNDROME: http://www.nutri notes.com:80/marapr98_simple.htm This is an excellent website
EARS – GENERAL INFO: Several people suggested using a tincture product by www.herbsetc.com called Mullein/Garlic Ear Drops. With fluids in the ear, use an Ear Bulb to suck out the fluids – then apply a drop of extra virgin coconut oil for any infection.
My ears do not produce wax so bacteria easily invade my ears so it is always reoccurring. All of these ingredients are anti-bacterial. For a complete cure, Manual Lymph Drainage is a technique that will cure the sore and painful ears within 30 minutes. I developed sore bloody ears during a flight to Arizona. After getting the MLD technique at the Cayce Clinic in Phoenix, my ears were perfect within 30 minutes! It is the Drainage technique that works better than the massage with this condition. This requires a very good practitioner. In Arizona, Angie Anderton is my therapist.
SOLAR MAX: Beginnig in 2010, we will be experiencing Solar Max, when activity on the Sun disturbs the Earth’s Electro-Magnetic Field. This ringing affects health, as described by physicist, Alexander Dubrov. Due to the ringing of the Earth’s EMF, the immune response is compromised. Heart attacks and infections are common, specifically at the beginning of Solar Max, until the body has time to adjust to the ringing effect.
CAFFEINE & AUTO-IMMUNE DISEASE: Mice given caffeine equivalent to a human drinking six to eight cups of coffee a day were protected from developing experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), the animal model for the human disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS), according to researchers at Cornell University. Caffeine is a well-known adenosine receptor blocker, and the researchers believe results show the importance of this molecule in permitting the infiltration of immune cells into the central nervous system of patients with MS.
TART CHERRIES and Diabetes-Cholesterol-Blood Pressure-Obesity: Tart cherries – frequently sold dried, frozen or in juice. Rats that received whole tart cherry powder mixed into a high-fat diet didn’t gain as much weight or build up as much body fat as rats that didn’t receive cherries. Their blood showed much lower levels of molecules that indicate the kind of inflammation that has been linked to heart disease and diabetes. In addition, they had significantly lower blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides than the other rats. Cherry juice is the recommended cure for gout.
DIABETES & CHOCOLATE: Diabetes UK is funding a three year trial to investigate whether flavonoids, compounds found in chocolate, can protect older women with diabetes from heart disease. Older women with diabetes are five times more likely to develop heart disease than women without diabetes. Research suggests that although statin therapy can reduce the risk of heart disease, foods like cocoa and soy which contain flavonoids, can offer further protection from the disease. From CCI, chocolate (I use 85% cocoa bars or 100% cocoa powder) has been used in Germany for high blood pressure (relaxing the vessels), depression and Chronic Fatigue A study has found that giving diabetics cocoa with higher than normal levels of flavanols, a type ofantioxidant, improved blood flow through the arteries by 30%. The Daily Express also covered the story and said “patients with type 2 diabetes who drank three cups a day of the cocoa saw their blood vessel function return to normal within a month.”
DETOX SUPPLEMENTS: 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.
NOTE: Additional information can be found in CC IV.
COMMON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FOR ELDERLY: Some common prescriptions have a negative effect upon the elderly. Check out this CNN link: http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/conditions/05/28/ep.age.meds/index.html
PROBIOTICS: 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.
A daily milk drink containing the probiotic Lactobacillus casei Shirota (LcS) may modulate the immune response to grass pollen, and help hay fever sufferers, suggests a new study.
In COMMON CURES I, I have many suggestions about Probiotics as a cure for adult food allergies (which results from extensive use of Antibiotics).
Also, local honey helps build the resistence to local pollens. Personally, I recommend at Probiotic with at least 15 billion live cells. Most supplements contain about 4 billion. This is not sufficient!
DO NOT TAKE PROBIOTICS if you have pancreatitis!
SKIN – ECZEMA: Daily supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may improve symptoms of eczema, according to the results of a new trial.
- SUNBURN: Oral supplements of beta-carotene may protect against sunburn, and the longer the supplementation period the greater the protection, says a new meta-analysis.
- BURNS & SUNBURNS: A Cayce recommended product, Glyco-Thymoline, is excellent for pouring over a burn or sunburn. It cools the skin immediately and, for a burn, it needs to be done immediately so keep some around the house.
- LEAKY GUT SYNDROME: The major cause of psoriasis and eczema is intestional permeability, a thinning of the intestinal wall (the Nightshade family of foods causes such a thinning), into which toxins are released and excreted through the skin. On the Dr. Oz Show, they have observed that this can be the root cause for many auto-immune diseases. Read Dr. John Pagano’s book on LGS.
PSORIASIS: Edgar Cayce attributed this to a thinning of the intestinal wall, leaking out toxins. Now we call this Leaky Gut Syndrome. Dr. John Pagano has written excellent books on this topic. A friend with psoriasis found that drinking freshly made American Saffron Tea and Slippery Elm tea brought a dramatic improvement in her condition. These can be obtained from Baar Products and The Heritage Store.
BROMELAIN & PAIN: I periodically suffer with Bursitis related to Food Allergies. This is a testimonial for the benefits of using this Pineapple-related supplement. “An alternative doctor prescribed it to me in 2000 for the anti-inflammatory effect. You must take it between meals on an empty stomach for it to work as an anti-inflammatory.
TESTIMONIAL: I’m using it that way too and seems to be working 100% for my back pain. I have other problems physically and it seems to be helping with that as well. My bladder and kidney function are not great and it seems to be improving that as well. I’m taking 1,000 mg two times a day between meals. I started taking 2,000 mg a day of Bromelain for overall inflammation since I have long standing fibromyalgia pain pretty much all the time. What has surprised me about the Bromelain is that it also is working to get rid of pain in my tail bone from an injury of 10 years duration to that part of the spine. Just in 3 days I notice a big difference!”
NOTE: Bromelain comes in capsules or tablets of 500 mgs. The strongest contains 2000 GDU.
NOTE II: If your insurance provides for this, I always encourage people to have complete allergy testing done to determine if foods are contributing to the inflammation. This is very true in my own case. After eating strawberries and other foods, my joints would ache, my skin would burn and I had very low energy as the body was working so hard to fight off the histamines.
TESTS: The most common type of blood test used is the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA, EIA). It measures the blood level of a type of antibody (called immunoglobulin E, or IgE) that the body may make in response to certain allergens. IgE levels are often higher in people who have allergies or asthma. Life Extension offers an inexpensive test called FOOD SAFE and you can order the kit online.
ACID-ALKALINE IMBALANCE DISORDERS: Edgar Cayce, considered the Father of Modern Holistic Health, suggested that many health issues were connected to a PH imbalance. Here is an excellent article http://www.health science spirit.com/calcium.html
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
NO 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. These same symptoms may be due to hormonal imbalances. This must be checked with a Hormone Saliva Test and blood testing for hormone levels, especially the adrenals and thyroid.
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 n arachidonoylethanolamine) 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 anti aging 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.
MRSA: 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 – http://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. http://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^C NMR showed a similar chemical composition. Carvacrol (33.5 42.9%) was identified as the major component together with [gamma] terpinene (8.0 10.5%), thymol (5.1 8.4%), methyl thymol (6.1 8.7%) and p cymene (11.9 15.8%). In vitro evaluation of the oils showed significant antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli, Staphylococus aureus, Staphylococus aureus MRSA, Candida albicans and Candida tropicalis.
TEA TREE OIL RESEARCH: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_g2603/is_0001/ai_2603000122 Cut-Paste link into browser.
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.
http://www.aromatherapy stress relief.com/articles/Essentialoils_and_MRSA.pdf Cut-Paste this link into your browser.
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 Washintonian magazine quoted “reputation for scrupulous inspection”. Their web page is: https://www.ashi.com/homeinspectors/Maryland/Chevy%20Chase/17CA/ A sensitive individual can experience symptoms similar to fibromyalgia with pain and skin rashes that cannot be accurately diagnosed.
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. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com:80/articles/88971.php
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.” http://www.medicalnewstoday.com:80/articles/86526.php
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.
► 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.
LIST OF MINIMUM DAILY REQUIREMENTS-QUALITIES-WHAT DESTROYS VITAMIN:
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!
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.