Updated July 2013:
COMMON CURES & REMEDIES I:
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. I prefer the Colloidal Silver to the antibiotics but this shows that some arthritis is bacterial related.
COLLOIDAL SILVER CONTROVERSY: http://www.lifesilver.com/safety.htm Don’t worry about turning blue!
- Link on Colloidal Gold and Silver http://www.webspawner.com:80/users/colloidalminerals/index.html
IMPORTANT: These infections can do a lot of damage to the vaginal area. I was given an Estring to insert vaginally. The urologist commented that this has repaired much of the damage. Consult your physician about this if you have experienced prolonged urinary tract infections.
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.
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.
FEMININE ITCH: On a medical forum, a woman replied: “I use vinegar to kill bacteria and fungus and stop itching. I put it on the area with a cotton pad and the itch stops within five minutes or so.” The easiest solutions are often the best and the safest.
BUILD UP IMMUNE SYSTEM TO AVOID COLD & FLU:
Wild Oregano Complex or OregaMax (Vitamin Shoppe has an excellent blend) and Nature’s Way Olive Leaf with 12% Oleuropein are good for long term protection. 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.
THIS IS WHAT I DO: According to Edgar Cayce, cold and flu cannot exist in an alkaline system.
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. This must be taken immediately when the first symptoms manifest. If you wait, then it is too late.
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!
NATURAL & LOCAL 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. This was discovered in Germany for healing diabetic sores that would not heal with antibiotics. Nurses in Chicago told me that they do the same.
I burned the top of my hand with hot coffee and it was a bloody sore for days. Antibiotic cream did not work. Finally, I applied honey. At the time, I used Manuka Honey, very expensive and unnecessary to buy this. Raw honey works just as well and, if local, it gives protection against local pollen.
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/Testimonial: I have Lyme and, when I get a strep infection, my doctor has me take Congaplex by standard process 12xday till it goes away.
LUNG HEALTH: A friend who has long suffered with respiratory and lung aliments advised the OSHA ROOT COMPLEX SYRUP by Herbs Etc. And N-Acetyl Cysteine have helped her greatly. NAC is a traditional supplement for lung health. I know that it contains sulphur, used as an anti-biotic. Many people have an allergic reaction to sulphur-containing drugs. I am one of them; however, I do not have any problems with NAC.
RESPIRATORY RESEARCH: Researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report that Sulforaphane, a compound that occurs in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, may help protect against respiratory inflammation and the diseases it causes, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and allergic rhinitis.
FOLIC ACID & ASTHMA: An article published online on April 30, 2009 in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology revealed the discovery of researchers at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center of a role for the B vitamin folate in lessening allergy and asthma symptoms.
SINUSITIS: Whenever I feel a sinus infection coming on, I use Xlear nasal spray. It clears me right up! I use it when I feel my teeth hurting – so it’s been that far gone and it’s usually gone by the next day or so.
• Psuedophedrine dries out the sinuses. Fluid leads to infections
• Butterbur is an herb has reduces infection in the sinuses
RESPIRATORY AILMENTS & BRONCHITIS: There is an herb that grows wild called Lamb’s Ear. I grow the European version called MagentaSpreen. Made as a tea, it is a very old fashioned European cure for these problems.
BRONCHITIS/PNEUMONIA: 1) “Colloidal silver with MSM used in a nebulizer helped in getting rid of not only bronchial infections but also pneumonia.” 2) Fenugreek seeds in your cupboard, you can start with making a tea. Add lemon and ginger too for taste. N-A-C sustained release helps clear up the lungs faster. Breathe Easy tea by Traditional Medicinals is also supposed to work well.
► SEE CC-6 for N-ACETYLCYSTEINE & RESPIRATORY HEALTH
ASTHMA: Thursday, November 8, 2012. A new study gives hope to the almost 25 million Americans suffering from asthma. Those afflicted with asthma know the discomfort of asthma symptoms, particularly dependence on an inhaler and awakening suddenly at night struggling to breathe. The study, published in Volume 53 of Panminerva Medica, found that natural supplement Pycnogenol® (pic-noj-en-all) – an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree – improved control of allergic asthma, reducing night awakenings caused by asthma symptoms by nearly 50 percent. Asthma patients who used Pycnogenol® experienced reduced dependence on inhalation corticosteroid (ICS), which is commonly administered through an inhaler, and required less visits to a doctor due to asthma symptoms.
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.
Basic Supplements: 1) Omega-3, 4000 mgs daily, 2) Zyflamend, 2 daily, and/or
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
Be aware of any food intolerances. ImuPro300 in Europe and Austrailia is the best. The most common inflammation-producing foods are: Sugar, Dairy, the Nightshade Family (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, white potatoes), wheat/gluten 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, gastro intestinal, 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. GABA is not absorbed well from GABA supplements. I tolerate Glutamine (some people get severe headaches) and GABA CALM and Pharma GABA (chewable).
NOTE: 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. However, after some time, this supplement no longer worked.
FOOD INTOLERANCES: 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). I have written a lot on Probiotics and Prebiotics (food for probiotics) in my Common Cures articles.
On the HA Medical Forum, link in from this website, I have a list of many common reactive foods. I am now recommending the FOOD SAFE test given by Meridian Valley Labs and obtained through the Life Extension website. This is the least expensive intolerance testing and you do not need to go through a medical doctor.
WILSON’S SYNDROME: 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 and possibly under-active adrenals. Blood tests are rarely accurate, although some doctors are skilled at reading the blood test results for the thyroid!
Try Saliva Hormone Test or Basel Temperature Test. Only a medical doctor (mainly a gynecologist or internist) can tell if you need supplementation. I am writing an article on my personal experience which will be available here until the title: CC – Adrenal/Thyroid/Melatonin Crisis. After consulting Bethesda doctor, Dr. Zidi Berger, I learned that my adrenals flat lined as soon as I got up in the morning. Unless all of the hormones are in balance, the body cannot function properly. All are advised to have the Hormone Saliva Test and Blood test as part of your annual check-up. I am taking 30 mgs of Armour Thyroid, compounded locally, and DHEA drops to help produce Cortisol.
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.
While I never recommend self-administering, Ashwagandha by Banyan, coconut oil (on oatmeal is tasty), and a natural Thyroid supplement (raw glandular) can be helpful. 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!
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
GUMS: 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.
The Heritage Store in Virginia Beach, Virginia, carries the Cayce products. My favorite toothpaste is Ipsab Toothpaste, also available from Heritage.
GUM HEALTH: A daily shot of a probiotic milk drink may reduce inflammation and bleeding in the mouth linked to gingivitis and gum disease, says a new study from Germany. NOTE: I personally recommend PRIMAL DEFENSE ULTRA along with FOS, extra food for the probiotics.
HEADACHES: 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.
MIGRAINES: 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: http://www.edgarcayce.org/health/database/health_resources/migraine.asp
HEADACHES: Headaches, migraines, pain behind our eyes, sinus, and even neck and shoulder pain are all ailments that would warrant a trip to the doctors but it could well be your dentist who holds the key to your pain relief. If your jaw is found to be in the wrong position, your jaw muscles have to work harder to compensate, often causing muscle spasm. It is these spasms that can lead to continual headaches, sinus pain and aches in your neck and shoulders.
OTHER CAUSES: Food intolerances, candida, spinal misalignment (exercises recommended to strengthen muscles around the spine) and, according to Edgar Cayce, gastro-intestinal disturbances.
HEARTBURN: 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.
Do not use anti-acids. People who use anti-acids often develop Age-Related Macular Degeneration from not absorbing nutrients, nutrients that require acid for digestion. When I experience Acid Reflux, which is rarely, I take a big tablespoon of Formula 636 from the Heritage Store or the Baar Company, both supplying Cayce formulas. I drink a glass of water first and then take a swig of the 636. It has a digestive aid. This formula does contain iodine so this should not be used by those with a hyperthyroid or heart condition. There used to be a non-iodine containing formula.
NATURAL ANTI–HISTAMINES: 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.
NATURAL HORMONES: Around 2002, I discovered natural hormone replacement, Tri-Estrogen and Progesterone made from soy and wild yam, called Bio-identical hormones, obtained through compounding pharmacy. 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.
Do a test for estrogen dominance, such a Thermogram. 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 with 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 former gynecologist advised that using the natural Progesterone Cream to 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.
GOAT MILK CONTENT: 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.
PROBIOTICS: 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.
There are many good quality Probiotics available now. 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, as these cause constipation.
GOT PARASITES?: 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. It contains many anti-parasite supplements.
It is an on-going supplement – 1-2 pills are taken 3 times a daily after meals; stop for 3 weeks and resume for 2 weeks. This will be easier for those who cannot tolerate the unpleasant taste of the tinctures. Use the liver-gall bladder cleanse after this procedure to flush out parasites in hiding and their residue.
Jenna uses applied kinesiology for testing but the O&P stool test is the standard medical way to tell. Great Smokey Diagnostics sells kits to the general public http://www.crohns.net/page/C/PROD/GSD2100
Jenna also said that a mineral mal-absorption can show with longitudinal ridges on the fingernails. Zinc deficiency shows a white spots.
CANDIDA – Diseases, Symptoms and Organ Malfunctions: http://www.healingnaturallybybee.com/articles/cabout3.php
I have received feedback from readers that many doctors are recommending GRAPE SEED OIL for yeast/candida. Reports have been that this works very well. In my lectures, Candida is a common source for the skin condition, Roseaca. When eliminating Yeast, it is essential that you take a good fiber product in the morning and evening to eliminate the dead cells.
THRUSH: This is a form of candida that produces white patches of yeast in the mouth. After taking 2 different prescriptions with little success, one individual tried rinsing his mouth 5 times a day with Glyco-Thymoline – within 3 days, it was 95% gone.
LYNN: I also use Gylco-Thymoline for nose drops to cure mucosity. It takes awhile but it is eventually eliminated.
YEAST KILLERS: Oil of Oregano, Oil of Clove, Coconut Oil and Garlic. Oil of Oregano is a powerful anti-fungal (yeast), anti-bacterial and powerful pain killing oil. This websitebelow 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.
► Common Cures III has additional information
Irritable Bowel Syndrome/IBS: In my research, I have found 3 reasons for Adult Irritable Bowel Syndrome —
1 Poor internal bacteria, often the result of taking antibiotics. Many doctors are starting to recommend this. I suggest a Probiotic with at least 15 billion cells I like Primal Defense ULTRA
2 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 Colloidal Silver 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 resistant UTI and I give her daily a dose (use an injector from vet) of a mixture of D Mannose (substance found in cranberry juice that keeps bacteria from attaching) and Colloidal Silver.
3 – 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.
IBS Link: http://www.helpforibs.com/news/newsletter/welcome.html
It is IBS caused by the gall bladder. Information can be obtained at http://habbasyndrome.com/index.html as well as www.helpforibs.com
4 — 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!
5 – The most common remedy for adult-related IBS symptoms is eliminating Dairy and Gluten from the diet.
PEPPERMINT OIL & IBS: Research on options for relieving IBS symptoms reports peppermint oil is much more often effective – supporting avoidance of persistent symptoms (diarrhea and/or constipation) in 1 of 2.5 patients.
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 http://www.immunesupport.com/library/showarticle.cfm?id=7495&T=CFIDS_FM
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. However, some people with high inflammation levels carry a gene that blocks the absorption of B vitamins. A liquid form taking under the tongue (I am using the Vitamin Shoppe liquid B Complex) can help.
• 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 EXTRACT.
• 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.
• The most powerful blood pressure lowering supplement is Nattokinase which should be taken with Serraflazyme (for better absorption). Nattokinase often comes with Serraflazyme. This must be taken on an empty stomach to be effective.
• Dairy peptides significantly decrease blood pressure, British Journal of Nutrition paper. Life Extensions Foundation carries this product. These need to be taken on an empty stomach.
• 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. My father, who had by-pass surgery in 1987, has been given Folic Acid by his cardiologist.
• 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.
• ANGINA – there is a doctor whose book is published with the Price-Pottenger Foundation who cures angina with large doses of iodine. I take the Sea Iodine from Life Extensions.
I do not find that Policosanol works at all. The best supplements are: Red Yeast Rice and Omego-3 (2000 to 4000 mgs) and Milk Thistle (for the liver). I take this in the morning. It takes 1 month to lower cholesterol. My cholesterol is normally 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).
In 2013, my cholesterol jumped to 270. I was horrified, although the HDL was also high. My gynecologist, who give me a battery of tests, seemed to know that I was eating a lot of cheese and she warned me to stop eating cheese.
- 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. Recommended: 30-40 grams daily
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. WARNING: Do not use D-Alpha. Use the Mixed Tocopherols for best assimilation.
WARNING: DO NOT TAKE VITAMIN E IF YOU ARE ON BLOOD THINNERS. This will greatly increase your risk of a stroke.
►More information on CC 6
BACK PAIN: If lower back pain is stress related, I have found that 2 Raw Adrenal Capsules will bring relief in 30 minutes. Capsules containing only raw adrenal glandular extract are difficult to find. On the internet, I found Nutra-Meds has this formula. Read an upcoming article on Adrenals and Cortisol on this website.
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 – http://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.
For severe pain, there is a medical device called a Spinal Stimulator. This requires surgery. Ask your doctor about this if there is no other resource to eliminate pain.
ARTHRITIS SUGGESTIONS: It is essential to eliminate Sugar, Dairy and Gluten from the diet. Next, take anti-inflammatory supplements such as Curcumin, Omega-3, Boswellia Serrata Extract and Zyflamend.
• A friend said that drinking a lot of raw 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 Nightshare family (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant).
• Many forms of Arthritis are bacterial in origin. A daily dropper-full of Colloidal Silver is recommended by my veterinarian.
• http://www.mall net.com:80/arth/ Excellent website, connecting Low Body Temp and Candida to many symptoms
• A liquid magnesium obtained from The Heritage Store in Virginia Beach and AMAZON.com can be rubbed onto the inflamed area daily. This also works for Plantar Fasciitis.
ARTHRITIS (a small study): Two teaspoons of cod liver oil a day can cut the number of powerful painkillers needed to ease the pain of arthritis”, reports the Daily Mail. Patients who were given the supplements “were able to reduce their daily dose of anti-inflammatory drugs”, the newspaper says. These findings are important because the long-term use of anti-inflammatory drugs “can double the threat of heart attack and raise the risk of strokes and heart disease”, the Mail adds. Dr. Oz, on OPRAH, prefers Cod Liver oil over Omega-3 oils.
NOTE: Do NOT take cod liver oil if you are on heart medications as this can lead to strokes.
ARTHRITIS & POMEGRANATE: An extract from pomegranate may suppress the inflammation and damage in joints linked to arthritis, if results from an animal study can be repeated in humans. Pomegranate extracts may block enzymes that contribute to cartilage degradation in osteoarthritis.
A study with rabbits indicates that extracts from pomegranate may inhibit inflammation, and positively effect chronic disease risk. The activity of cyclooxygenase enzymes associated with inflammation, COX-1 and COX-2, was inhibited in animals fed a polyphenol-rich extract of POMEGRANATE, according to results published in the open-access Journal of Inflammation.
ARTHRITIS: German researchers report that the addition of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids to the over-the-counter arthritis treatment glucosamine sulfate resulted in improved alleviation of symptoms compared to glucosamine alone. The trial is the first, to the authors’ knowledge, to test the combination in patients with osteoarthritis. In their introduction to the article, Joerg Gruenwald and his coauthors explain that a chronic imbalance between the synthesis and degradation of cartilage matrix leads to the loss of joint tissue that occurs in osteoarthritis. Glucosamine and omega-3 fatty acids appear to be successful in adjusting this imbalance in the direction of new cartilage synthesis.
ARTHRITIS: Little Known Ways to Reduce Pain Naturally from Bottom Line newsletter –
1) Drink Green, White and Ginger Teas. Green and White Tea are rich in Polyphenols, compounds that suppress the expression of the key gene involved in Arthritis inflammation. Drink 1 or 2 cups of hot or cold tea daily. Ginger tea is a powerful anti-flammatory and many friends have reported success after 1 or 2 months.
2) Vitamins C & D – Vitamin C slows the loss of cartilage due to osteoarthritis and a deficiency in Vitamin D speeds up the loss of cartilage. These vitamins have been shown to reduce worsening of condition by 75%
3) Willow Bark/Boswellia – Willow Bark (240 mgs daily) is the source of aspirin. Boswellia (1000 mgs daily) reduces inflammation in joints. Together they are as effective has taking a drug like Motrin. Interesting, Motrin taken 4 times daily can reduce the inflammation that causes hyperactive thyroid or Hashimoto Disease.
4) Eat Grapes, drink Grape juice or take Resveratrol supplements. These are both anti-oxidants and COX-2 inhibitors.
Dr Y-C Huang of Chung Shan Medical University in Taichung and colleagues randomized 35 adults with rheumatoid arthritis to receive 5 milligrams per day folic acid or 5 milligrams folic acid plus 100 milligrams vitamin B6 for 12 weeks. (Seventy-four percent of the participants were being treated with methotrexate, the standard treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, which interferes with folate metabolism.) Blood samples obtained from the subjects at the beginning and end of the study were analyzed for plasma pyridoxal 5’-phosphate (PLP, the active form of vitamin B6), serum folate, immune parameters, and factors involved in inflammation, including C-reactive protein, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-a).
“In conclusion, 100 mg/day of vitamin B6 supplementation suppressed pro-inflammatory cytokines (that is, interleukin-6 and TNF-a) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis,” the authors write. “Our results provide valuable reference data for clinical practice with regard to the potential beneficial use of vitamin B6 to suppress inflammatory response in rheumatoid arthritis patients.”
NOTE: With any inflammatory disease, I first recommend food eliminations, especially sugar, dairy and gluten. This often works within 15 days. Supplements help but they cannot completely eliminate the problem until the offending foods are eliminated. I recommend the Elisa Food Intolerance test, the inexpensive Meridian Valley Lab test offered by Life Extension Foundation in the U.S. and ImuPro300 in Europe.
ARTHRITIS PAIN – A TESTIMONIAL: I had forwarded those remedies you sent to me some time ago and brought the cinnamon-honey one to their attention as my Mom was having severe pain from arthritis in her neck. Her doctor prescribed strong narcotics plus someone to come in and give her some physical therapy treatments as well as massage. The strong narcotics were a problem…the physical therapy did help a lot…but she was game enough to try the homeopathic cinnamon remedy too.
I got this message from my brother today: “Thought I’d tell you that since Mom has been drinking cinnamon tea twice a day her use of painkillers has gone way down. I’ve bought one bottle of Tylenol which she’s only used about a fourth of. Haven’t had to buy anything else and she isn’t using the narcotic pain pills ‘Dr. Quack’ gave her. I guess that study about cinnamon has a lot of truth to it.” I’m amazed and thrilled. And I’m starting back on it myself…I had stopped even though I did notice I felt immediately better.” NOTE: She uses 1 tablespoon of honey to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and drinks this in a sort of tea.
ANTI–OXIDANT: Grape Seed Proanthocyanidin Extract demonstrates better antioxidant activity than other free radical scavengers http://www.herbs.org/current/grapeproanth.html
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. It is recommended for the Epstein Barr Virus and a recognized prescription for cancer in Japan (see CC 7 for cancer information)
SKIN CARE – These are Cayce products that I use daily for my skin and I do not have a lot of wrinkles.
What I do: Gold Cream (Cayce said it prevented wrinkles – apply to lymph glands on side of neck as well). This cream is a little lumpy so I add Colloidal Gold to a good face cream and use this.
I use Macadamia Nut oil on my wet skin to clean off make-up and lubricate my skin. I also use Vitamin E oil as well. I wash my skin with A-D-E Creamy Cleaner by Earth Science. It does not smell good but it cleans without drying.
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/spas 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.
BURNS: 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.
RESPIRATORY AILMENTS: 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.
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.
BRONCHITIS: After becoming ill with strong antibiotics, one woman tried a $20 bottle of CS spray. The woman improved in 3 days!
HAYFEVER is an allergic reaction to pollen or fungal spores, most commonly grass pollen. The immune system mistakes the spores for harmful invaders and white blood cells – T-helper type 2 (Th2) lymphocytes – produce protein-like cytokines, such as interleukin-4 (IL-4), IL-5 and IL-6, which in turn promote the synthesis of the immune chemicals immunoglobulins (Ig) to bind to the pollen and fight them off. However, supplementation with the probiotic led to reduced production of IL-5 and IL-6, as well as decreased in the production of IgE, according to findings published in the journal Clinical and Experimental Allergy.
Immunoglobulin E (IgE) is the predominant antibody associated with an allergic response.
IMMUNE PROTECTION: ANDROGRAPHIS: Also known as “Indian echinacea,” andrographis (Andrographis paniculata) is an herb long used in traditional Chinese and Indian edicine. The popular Scandinavian cold remedy Kan Jang contains standardized extracts of both Andrographis and Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus).
• RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS – In a research review published in 2004, scientists sized up seven clinical trials (with a total of 896 participants) and found that Andrographis is superior in alleviating symptoms.
• FLU – Kan Jang may help reduce the severity and duration of the flu, according to a 2003 study. When compared to 469 patients using the conventional antiviral medication Amantadine, 71 study members using Kan Jang experienced about three fewer days of flu symptoms and were less likely to progress to complicated influenza.
• SINUS INFECTIONS – A study published in 2002 shows that Kan Jang may help relieve the inflammation associated with sinusitis. For the study, 185 individuals took either a placebo or Kan Jang in treatment of acute upper respiratory tract infections (including sinusitis). Results indicated that Kan Jang may help soothe headache and nasal and throat symptoms. However, cough and eye symptoms didn’t differ significantly between the two groups.
HAIR LOSS IN WOMEN: There may be many reasons but I know of these –
1) Hormonal Imbalance – find a gynecologist who administers the Hormone Saliva tests for female hormones and adrenal/thyroid. My hair was falling out, brittle and breaking off. Only when my hairdresser warned me not to come back until I consulted a doctor did I seek help. My first doctor, Dr. Zidi Berger, in Bethesda Maryland administered these tests for me and diagnosed the problem. She also said that B 6 was important but I advise taking B Vitamin Complext as a liquid under the tongue for best assimilation. Dr. Berger said that B Vitamins go through the system within 20 minutes (bright yellow urine) so there is a strong chance that they are not being assimilated.
2) 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.
MACULAR DEGENERATION: Claims of reversal with a supplement called Vitalux. Eye specialists often carry it. A Low Glycemic diet and anti-inflammatory diet are recommended. If detected early, new breakthroughs in medicine are extremely helpful. Dr. Oz recommends that you 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.
EDGAR CAYCE: He always recommended the use of a food grade iodine called Atomidine for breast growths. There is a doctor to applies this type of iodine vaginally and he feels that the growths can be eliminated with no more than 2 treatments (see Suzanne Somers BREAKTHROUGH for more information)
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 Manuel 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.
Here are links that discuss this essential and often neglected organ in the body. www.lymphnotes.com/article.php/id/151/ & http://www.lymphnotes.com/article.php/id/53/
MENTAL CLARITY & COLLOIDAL GOLD: Colloidal 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.
OSTEOPOROSIS: 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 http://www.the apothecary.com/pathway.aspx .
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.
NEW RESEARCH: Strontium increases the absorption of calcium but a local doctor recommends that the Strontium be taken separately from the calcium combination supplement. Before foot surgery, this doctor in Annapolis Maryland suggested that a friend start taking Boswellia and Calcium and Strontium to reduce inflammation and promote bones healing.
ALZHEIMER’S: 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.
• Drink lots of water. I use Iceland Springs water from Vitamin Shoppe because it is cheaper there and 8.88 PH, very alkaline. Volvic water is another choice because of the silica.
Vitamin B tablets could slow and even halt the devastating march of Alzheimer’s Disease in the elderly, a breakthrough British study suggests. The research showed that large doses of the supplement could halve the rate of brain shrinkage – a physical symptom associated memory loss and dementia in the elderly.
ONLINE CAYCE INFORMATION: http://www.webspawner.com/users/ecstreatments/index.html
GREEN TEA RESEARCH/Parkinson’s & Alzheimer’s Disease: The substance ECGC (Epigallocatechin-3-gallate) from green tea can redirect the deadly process which leads to the accumulation of protein aggregates in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
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.
CONSTIPATION: 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 – www.theherbfinder.com 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!