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misuse of information contained herein. The information contained within this guide is offered to
provide you with beneficial concepts regarding your health and well-being. The author is not a doctor,
nor does he claim to be. Please consult your primary care physician before beginning any program of
nutrition, exercise, or remedy. By consulting your primary care physician, you will have a better
opportunity to understand and address your particular symptoms and situation in the most effective
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While every attempt has been made to provide information that is both accurate and proven effective,
the author and, by extension, the guide, makes no guarantees that the remedies presented herein will
help everyone in every situation. As the symptoms and conditions for each person are unique to
individual histories, physical conditioning and body type and the specifics of the actual gout
presentation, successes will vary.
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 2 Table of Contents
Acid Reflux........................................................................................................................................................................ 4 ADD/ADHD ....................................................................................................................................................................... 5 Allergy................................................................................................................................................................................ 8 Arthritis...........................................................................................................................................................................12 Back Pain ........................................................................................................................................................................15 Bad Breath......................................................................................................................................................................18 Cholesterol .....................................................................................................................................................................22 Diabetes...........................................................................................................................................................................25 Depression .....................................................................................................................................................................30 Gallstones .......................................................................................................................................................................32 Gout...................................................................................................................................................................................35 High Blood Pressure ...................................................................................................................................................38 Impotence/E.D. Remedy Report .............................................................................................................................42 Fibromyalgia..................................................................................................................................................................45 Graves Disease/Hyperthyroidism..........................................................................................................................48 Hair growth (Female Hair Loss)..............................................................................................................................51 Hashimoto’s Disease and Hypothyroidism .........................................................................................................54 The Complete Herpes Relief Guide ........................................................................................................................58 Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)..............................................................................................................................61 Kidney Stones................................................................................................................................................................64 Ladybugs .........................................................................................................................................................................67 Lyme Disease .................................................................................................................................................................70 The Prostrate Secrets Report...................................................................................................................................73 Scabies .............................................................................................................................................................................76 Sinus Infection Cures ..................................................................................................................................................78 Ulcer .................................................................................................................................................................................83 Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)...................................................................................................................................85 Yeast Infection...............................................................................................................................................................87 2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 3 Acid Reflux
What is Acid Reflux or GERD?
At its most basic, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or acid reflux, is a condition where the
stomach backs up (refluxes) and the liquid content contained within it returns to the esophagus.
If the liquid were something like water, there’d be no problem. However, the liquid most often
contains acid, pepsin (an enzyme that aids in digestion), and even bile. Initially, this combination of
caustic agents will agitate and redden the lining of the esophagus, but over time it can cause
significant damage.
Interestingly, the reflux of liquid from the stomach is a common bodily experience for most people.
However, in sufferers of GERD, the concentration of acid within the liquid is often significantly higher
and the liquid itself stays in the esophagus—where it can do its damage—longer than in normal
individuals.
Sign and Symptoms of Acid Reflux
In uncomplicated forms of GERD, the symptoms generally consist of heartburn, nausea, and
regurgitation. In cases where there are complications associated with GERD, the conditions that can
be seen include ulcer, strictures, Barrett’s’ Esophagus, cough and asthma, and inflammation of the
throat and larynx.
Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux
With a little change in your lifestyle and a few splashes of these remedies you will be free from the
debilitating and often intrusive pain of reoccurring acid reflux.
Honey: Raw, Organic Liquid Honey
The Remedy: - 1 tsp of honey
Actions:
- Anytime you feel discomfort
- Before bed
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV): High Quality, Organic (Bragg)
(Note: If you have reflux because of too much acid, this remedy will not work for you.)
The Remedies:
- Swig (1-2 tsp) straight ACV, one swig at a time
- Mix 2-3 tsp with a glass of warm water
Action:
- Anytime you feel discomfort
Honey and ACV
The Remedies:
Actions:
- Mix honey with 2-3 tsp ACV in hot water
- Mix honey with 2-3tsp ACV and drink straight
- Anytime you feel discomfort
- After each meal
- Every day, or every third day
- Or, follow the ACV swigs with a glass of water and 1 tsp of honey
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 4 Aloe Vera Juice
The Remedy:
Action:
The Remedy:
Action:
- ¼ cup aloe juice (not gel)
- Drink 10 minutes before eating
- Aloe juice (not gel)
- Drink 3 shots in the morning
- Take another shot as symptoms occur (up to a month)
Apple Cure: Red Delicious
(Note: If the apple does not work, eating more will not help either.)
The Remedy:
- Apple, sliced
Action:
- Eat a few slices before going to bed
- Eat every morning/day, or as needed
Milk and 7up
The Remedy:
Action:
- Mix ½ glass milk with ½ glass 7up (or other similar brand)
- Drink as symptoms occur
Pectin and Grape Juice
The Remedy:
- ½ spoonful of pectin with 1-2 ounces grape juice
Action:
- Drink as symptoms occur
Baking Soda and Water (For Hiatal Hernia Sufferers)
The Remedy:
- Mix 1 tsp baking soda with water
Action:
- Drink as symptoms occur
Jump and Exhale (For Hiatal Hernia Sufferers)
The Remedy: Water, or an apple
- Room to jump
Action:
- Drink water or eat an apple for weight in the stomach
- Place forearms on top of you head
- Jump up and down, sharply exhaling when feet hit the ground
ADD/ADHD
What is ADD/ADHD?
ADD (attention deficit disorder) and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a condition
that affects between 3% – 7% of all school age children.
Treating ADD/ADHD With Nutrition
Nutrition and diet are thought to play an important role in the treatment of ADD and ADHD. There
are several well-known theories that support the following statements.
• Diets should be low in sugar and refined carbohydrates. They should also be high in quality
protein.
• Diets should have as much allergens and food additives removed as possible.
• Diets should treat nutritional deficiencies with nutritional supplementation.
• Patients should check if the source of their problem is heavy metal toxicity and diets should
reflect reducing the toxic burden.
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Diets should treat intestinal dysbiosis including pathogenic bacteria, candidiasis and parasites.
Is Your Child’s ADD/ADHD Allergy Related?
Since ADD/ADHD can easily be misdiagnosed, you might consider checking your child’s diet first to
see if their symptoms are occurring because their bodies are reacting to the foods they are eating. One
of the ways to test if your child’s symptoms are due to food reactions is to eliminate potential problem
ingredients from his or her diet for about two weeks; then slowly add them back in one by one. Drink
at least 8 glasses of water per day.
How to Change Your or Your Child’s Diet for Two Weeks:
• No dairy products – milk, cheese, ice cream. As an alternative, try almond mild or rice milk
• No yellow colored foods such as corn or squash
• No junk foods
• No fruit juices because the sugar content is too high. When reintroducing fruit juice into the
diet, dilute it 50/50
• Reduce the amount of sugar your child consumes by 90%. If you can eliminate it completely,
then better.
• Reduce the amount of chocolate by 90%
• No sugar substitutes
• No processed meats such as spam, hash, turkey, etc.
• No MSG (monosodium glutamate)
• Reduce the amount of fried foods by 90%
• Reduce the amount of consumed food coloring when possible
• Reduce the amount of fish due to the concern about mercury content
After the detox period, put the above mentioned foods back into your or your child’s diet, one by one
every three to four days. When the food is added, consume a lot of it and watch to see if an allergic
reaction takes place. Here are some of the things you might find if an allergy is the cause:
• Red, blotches on the skin
• Explosive temper outbursts
• Lack of clarity in thought
• Extreme hyper-activity
The Basic Elements of the ADD/ADHD Diet
1. Protein
• Start off your day with a high protein, low carbohydrate meal. Cut cereal and milk since
carbohydrates and sugar are bad for brain functioning.
• Serve 60% – 70% protein (i.e. – eggs, meats, protein supplement shake, protein powders) and
30% - 40% carbohydrates (i.e. – toast, muffins) during this meal.
• Protein helps make neuro-transmitters. ADD/ADHD kids are protein deficient and this lack
can impact their performance in school.
• Protein stabilizes blood sugar levels, which is related to their stress hormone levels.
2. Drink Lots Of Water
• Fruit juices, bottled sodas and juices and teas do not count as water.
• Many of them act as a diuretic and contain lots of high fructose corn syrup.
• The brain is mostly water. Even 5% dehydration makes a significant negative impact on mental
performance.
• Replenish your body’s supply of water by consuming at least 7 – 10 glasses of water each day.
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 6 3. Multi-Vitamins & Mineral Supplements
• It’s virtually impossible to get all the nutrients your body needs through diet alone.
• Supplementation is the only way to feed your body what it needs to function properly.
• Take a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement daily.
• Get a quality product from a reputable supplier.
• Use colloidal minerals or fully chelated minerals whenever possible.
• Here are some of most common vitamins or nutrients that are lacking in the American diet:
o B vitamins: To form neuro-transmitters. Take 50 – 100 mg daily. You cannot overdose
on vitamin B because your body expels any extra resources.
Major sources of vitamin B6:
• Cereal grains • Eggs • Legumes (beans) • Fish • Vegetables (carrots, spinach, peas) • Liver • Potatoes • Meat • Milk • Flour • Cheese Major Sources of Vitamin B5:
• Liver • Legumes • Kidney • Yeast • Shell fish • Eggs • Chicken • Milk o Tyrosine: Supports mood and overcomes depression. Recommended dosage of
tyrosine is 5,000 mg per day for children and up to 10,000 mg per day for adults.
o Zinc: Deficiency is associated with taking stimulant medication (i.e., Ritalin). Take 5 –
10 mg daily. Don’t take more than 50 mg daily.
o Iron: Iron supplies energy for an enzyme so that mitochondria can bring oxygen and
food into the cell to create energy.
o 5-HTP: (Tryptophan) Regulates mood, alleviating anxiety and depression. Daily
dosages typically include 50 – 100 mg with each meal (typically three meals).
o Calcium: Builds bone, teeth and muscle tissue. Regulates heartbeat, muscle and nerve
function. Produces calming effect. Deficiency marked by irritability, sleeplessness, anger
and inattentiveness, but also nervous stomach, cramps, tingling in arms and leg and pin
in joints. Children can take 800 – 1000 mg daily. One thing to note is that calcium is not
readily absorbed by the body. Magnesium and Vitamin D are needed to help with that
process. Major natural sources of calcium are dairy products, dark leafy greens and
dried beans.
o Magnesium: Take 200 – 400 mg daily. Here are just some of the things that a mild
deficiency can cause:
• Noise sensitivity • Trembling • Nervousness • Apprehension • Irritability • Insomnia • Depression • Muscle weakness • Confusion • Cramps in the toes, feet, legs or fingers • Twitching o DHA: Take 100 – 500 mg daily. Flax can be consumed as seeds, but use the ground
seeds sprinkled on yogurt or anything that complements a “nutty” flavor.
4. Omega-3 Oils
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 7 Omega-3 fatty acids are the building blocks of a healthy brain. They aid in the transmission of
impulses from one brain cell to another and are located in the membrane at the nerve ending.
Increase your intake of Omega oils. Use flax seed oil or primrose oils as part of your salad dressings
and even in cooking. The serving size is about one spoonful a day. Drink soy milk “Silk” Plus formula
that includes protein. Eat fish, but check for mercury levels.
5. Reduce Intake of Processed Foods
Eat lots of natural, unprocessed foods such as fruits and vegetables. Once cooked, the fruits and
vegetables lose a lot of their nutrients in the process. As a result, consumers don’t get the full health
benefits that these foods provide. Also, limit the intake of sugar in your diet. Roller coaster sugar
levels in the body prevent focus and also impact stress hormone levels in the body.
6. De-leading: Reduce your exposure to heavy metals
• Aluminum – can be found in aluminum can leaching especially with sodas
• Mercury – can be found in fish, dental fillings
• Copper – can be found in dental fillings and old water pipes
• Nickel – can be found in dental braces and with dental crowns
• Cadmium – can be found in dental fillings, cigarette smoke
• Other metals found in herbicides and pesticides
Besides having a proper nutritional diet, there are other ingested foods and liquids that can affect the
symptoms of ADD/ADHD.
Foods That Must Be Eliminated
Almonds
Currants
Tangerines
Apples
Grapes
Tea
Apricots
Raisins
Tomatoes
All berries
Nectarines Aspirin
Cherries
Oranges
Medication
Cloves
Peaches
Wintergreen oil
Coffee
Pepper
Mint flavoring Cucumber and pickles Plums Foods That Are Allowed
Bananas
Pineapple
Lettuce
Cantaloupe Watermelon Mushrooms
Dates
Bean sprouts Onions
Grapefruit Beans
Peas
Kiwis Beets Potatoes Lemons
Broccoli
Spinach
Mangoes
Cabbage
Sweet corn
Papayas
Carrots
Zucchini Pears Cauliflower Allergy
What are allergies?
The four classifications of allergens are physical, biological, mental, and chemical. All of these four
resources of allergens trigger even the slightest allergy in the human body.
• The first classification of allergens is physical. Here, allergens can come from
technological devices such as infrared, microwaves and radio, atomic radiation, visible light, Xrays, ultraviolet light, etc.
• The second classification is the biological sources. Allergens can be derived from
infections, food and beverages, plant and animal proteins, etc.
• The next classification is the allergens that come from mental sources. The allergy
attack usually happens when the allergens are too excessive that it devastates the immune
system.
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 8 The last classifications are those that come from chemical resources. There are
people who are allergic to some types of medications.
In the event of an allergy, our immune system, which normally wards off unwanted foreign
substances in our bodies like parasites, bacteria, and dirt, mistakenly identifies common harmless
objects (allergens) as something it must destroy.
Below are the most common types of allergies
• Food Allergies - ignited by certain food types (Ex. peanuts)
• Anaphylaxis - triggered by drugs, food, or insect stings (Ex. sever reaction to bee sting)
• Respiratory Allergies - triggered by allergens which are airborn (Ex. pollens)
• Contact Allergies - triggered by skin-affecting allergens (Ex. Soaps)
• Insect Sting Allergies - triggered by insect venom (Ex. irritant to and bee sting)
•
Symptoms of Food Allergies
Symptoms of an allergy caused by certain food types usually happen within some minutes after you
ingested food allergens to areas around the lips, mouth, and digestive tract, or could also involve other
body areas. Foods that commonly result to allergic reactions are eggs, nuts, milk, fish, soy, shellfish,
and wheat.
Mild Symptoms:
Severe Symptoms:
- Tingling, itching, or swelling of your mouth,
- Breathing difficulties
tongue, lips, or throat
- Difficulty speaking or swallowing
- Sweating, dizziness, and faintness
- Nausea
- Rapid or sudden heart rate increase
- Indigestion and abdominal cramps
- Sudden inability or hoarseness to speak
- Vomiting and diarrhea
- Extreme and sudden facial itching and swelling
- Skin rashes
- Anaphylaxis
- Coughing, congestion, wheezing, or sneezing
- Runny, stuffy, or itchy nose
Symptoms of Anaphylaxis Allergies
Anaphylaxis is a severe, sudden, and potentially fatal reaction that has symptoms affecting various
body areas. Symptoms commonly manifest very quickly after some exposure to allergens and may
include extreme itching all over your body, total swelling of the body, respiratory distress, swelling,
and may cause shock that is life endangering. Anaphylaxis requires urgent medical attention. The
reaction is most commonly a result of drug, insect sting, or food allergies.
Symptoms of Anaphylaxis Allergies:
• Skin flushing
• Itching or tingling around your body
• Mouth swelling as well as in the throat area
•
Difficulty breathing and swallowing •
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•
•
Tightening of your chest
Agitation, confusion, or lightheadedness
Nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, or
diarrhea
Irregular heartbeat
Symptoms of Respiratory Allergies
Symptoms of respiratory allergies frequently occur after a few hours of exposure and usually trigged
by allergens that are airborne like animal dander, plant pollens, mold spores, and dust mites.
Mild Symptoms:
Severe Symptoms:
- Wheezing or coughing
- Shortness and difficulty in breathing
- Sneezing
- Chest tightness and pain
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 9 - Itchy throat or nose
- Postnasal drip
- Smell sense is impaired
- Hoarseness in the throat
- Congestion
- Red, itchy, swollen, or watery eyes
- Clogged or runny nose with thin and clear mucus
- Conjunctivitis
- Fatigue
Symptoms of Contact Allergies
Common allergens are poison ivy and poison oak, rubber, nickel, latex, preservatives, dyes,
fragrances, medications, and cosmetics like perfume and hair dye. Nickel, a metal frequently used in
buttons, jewelry, hairpins, zippers, metal clips and snaps, is the frequent source of the allergy. Sun
exposure might also give you reactions.
Mild Symptoms:
Severe Symptoms:
- A bumpy or itchy rash
- Anaphylaxis
- Fluid-filled bumps on your skin
- Swelling or redness of your skin
- Hives
- Eczema
Symptoms of Insect Sting Allergies
Symptoms caused by insect sting allergies usually happen after a few minutes after you got stung,
although there may be symptoms happening after some hours. Insect venoms cause these allergic
reactions, like those from wasps, bees, hornets, fire ants, and yellow jackets.
Mild Symptoms:
Severe Symptoms:
- Pain, swelling, and itching at the area of the sting or at times, over
- Anaphylaxis
larger body areas such as the forearm or entire hand
- Fever
- Fatigue or nausea
- Hives, swelling, and itching in body areas apart from the area that
got stung
- Chest tightness, difficulty of breathing
- Tongue swelling
Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitus
Signs of allergic rhinitis are similar to signs of a common cold. But, can last for more than 8-­‐10 days. Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitus: •
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Stuffy or runny nose
Itchy or watery nose
Coughing (caused by clear mucus running down
the back of the throat)
Headaches and earache
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•
Sleep disturbances and snoring
Poor concentration
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Sneezing
Itchy or water eyes
Feeling of a “permanent cold” that
never goes away
Constant sore throat and postnasal
drip
Loss of taste and smell
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 10 Common Allergens
A wide array of substances can pose the risk of becoming respiratory allergens. Common cursors for seasonal allergies are fungus or mold and pollen. Pollen: Pollen from ragweed is the more usual allergens responsible for almost 3/4 (75%) of such allergy cases. However, pollen from any grass or tree can trigger allergic symptoms. Remedies to Avoid Pollen:
Generally, pollen counts are highest during early Planning outdoor activities like camping around morning hours (5 to 10 am.). Wearing a dust mask seasons with high pollen count will also help.
during lawn and garden work will help.
Taking frequent showers or baths to remove pollen Showering before bed will also help keep from hair and skin reduces pollen exposure after contaminants out of your bedding.
activities outdoors.
Keeping windows and doors closed reduces indoor Circulating air with window or attic fans is not exposure to pollen.
recommended since it will increase indoor pollen levels.
Installing air conditioning in the house and car may Avoid hanging items out to dry, as pollen can cling relieve seasonal allergy symptoms.
to these, which may be brought into your home. Molds: Most molds grow on decomposing plant matter but may also be present on living plants.
Varieties of molds free spores whether the air is dry or has moist.
Remedies to Avoid Mold
Sensitive persons should wear facemasks that are As with pollen, it is helpful to stay inside when
tight enough to limit air infiltration around the
mold count is high, such as when the lawn is
edges when mowing, threshing or working with
freshly mown.
compost.
Molds also grow indoors and are found in
Basements and bathrooms are common mold
carpeting, bedding, and upholstered furniture.
areas, but they can also be found in houseplants
and in anything that is stored, but has some level
of humidity. You can prevent mold growth by eliminating its conditions.
Look out for damp areas, like drains, crawl spaces, Disinfecting these areas with diluted bleach helps.
or basements, and keep them clean and dry.
Also, regularly steam or dry clean rugs, upholstery, and beddings, either by yourself or by a professional. Food Allergies - These foods account for almost 90% of all food allergies.
People should shell out for peanuts: As a legume, the peanut is among the most allergenic of all
foods. Just a fraction of a peanut kernel can be enough to set off a reaction. This also means avoid
peanut butter!
Leave tree nuts alone: Walnuts and other tree nuts, like Brazil nuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios,
filberts, pecans etc., are among the most allergenic foods. If a person is allergic to one true nut variety,
there is chance that he is also allergic to others, but not necessarily to peanuts, which are legumes.
Be a crab about shellfish: Although shrimp gets much attention as an allergen, a broad class of
shellfish can cause an allergic reaction. This class includes other crustacean like lobsters, crabs, and
prawns, and mollusks such as snails, mussels, oysters, scallops, clams, squid, and octopus.
Throw back the finfish: Compared with other major food allergens, the proteins in fish are more
vulnerable to heat and other forms of preparation. Therefore, some people allergic to fresh cooked
fish can eat the canned version without difficulty.
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 11 Bypass milk: Most adverse reactions to milk are not allergies but rather lactose intolerance. That is,
insufficient amounts of the digestive enzyme lactase lead to cramping, bloating, and other abdominal
symptoms.
Review tofu: Tofu is made from soy, a major allergen in children. Some adults react, too.
Beat the wheat: Some people have celiac disease, a rare condition resulting from intolerance to
gluten, which is present not only in wheat but also in rye, barley, and oats.
17 Methods to Stop Asthma and Allergies Naturally
Vitamin
Vitamin C w/bioflavonoids
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)
CoQ10
Vitamin A
AHCC (Active Hexose
Correlated Compound)
Vitamin B12
Pantethine
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Quercitin
Vitamin E & selenium
Grapeseed extract
Raw adrenal
Magnesium
Full spectrum digestive enzyme
supplement
Flaxseed oil
Boswellia
Butterbur
Function
Natural antihistamine, adrenal
function
Adrenal function, defends
against stress
Immune booster, counters
histamine
Anti-inflammatory, immune
system
Immune system booster
Dosage
Up to 500mg daily, depending
on bowel tolerance
Up to 1000mg, 2 or 3x daily
Reduces inflammatory response
Produces coenzyme A, stress
Reduces allergic reactions
Helps neutralize histamine
Immune booster
500 mg, once daily
300 mg 3 times daily w/meals
1000ng daily
Up to 2000mg daily
400 IU daily & selenium 50 mcg
twice daily
100 mg 2X daily
500 mg 2X daily
400 mg daily
With each meal
Immune booster
Immune booster
Relieves bronchospasm
Enhances assimilation &
utilization of nutrients
Increase lung function and
decrease inflammation
Reduced asthma symptoms
Reduces smooth muscle spasm,
anti-inflammatory effect
60mg, 3 or 4x daily
10,000 IU, 2 or 3x daily
500mg, once daily
1 tablespoon daily
*3x a day for 6 weeks
Not to exceed one microgram
per day.
Arthritis
What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is often referred to as any pain that deals with the tendons or joints of an individual. The
word arthritis derives itself from the Greek words “Arthron” and “It is” which means joint
inflammation disease. According to Webster, arthritis is defined as acute or chronic inflammation of a
joint, often accompanies by pain and structural changes and having diverse causes, such as infection,
injury or having diverse causes, such as infection, injury, or the continual use of a joint. Some forms of
arthritis are even caused by the body’s immune system attacking the body’s tissue and joints, called
autoimmune disease. This condition is what occurs in rheumatoid arthritis. The most common form
of arthritis include: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and gout. The
most prevalent case of arthritis belongs to osteoarthritis, which accounts for half of all arthritis cases.
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 12 The Most Common Arthritis: Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis typically affects people who are 40 years of age and older, after years of wear and tears
on joints between the bones, which is why it is called “degenerative joint disease.” Due to the repeated
movement and weight upon the joint, the cartilage begins to break down causing inflammation and
pain, often beginning at the knees and working its way up to the hips, fingers, spine and more.
The Unknown Arthritis: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis is characterized by nagging pains affecting joints of the wrists, fingers, toes and
knees, due to inflammation causing joints to throb and eventually become disfigured.
Arthritis Symptoms
Symptoms also include inflammation, pain, little movement and joint disfigurement. Cartilage has
even been known to harden in some cases.
Natural and Alternative Remedies for Arthritis - Diet
Day 1 – Day 4: The Healing Cleanse
For the first four days of your natural treatment, you will fast from all foods, so your body will detoxify
and begin to heal itself from years of additives, preservatives, refined ingredients, artificial
ingredients, toxins and impurities. Drink 10-14 glasses of pure water during the fast. Alternative Fast:
Find a container to mix water, cut lemon slices and 1 Tablespoon of honey to supplement to taste and
for needed calories
Alternative Juice Cleanse for Arthritis Fasting
Juice fasting can be an alternative to water fast for a natural cleanse if health is an issue. Juices should
be alternated with water so the body only receives a few hundred calories per day to flush own waste
and toxins. You can make your own juices from clean and healthy fruit with a juice extractor. Drink
20% juice and 80% water in a single day. Drink 4 glasses of water for every 1 glass of juice. Note: Do
not drink store bought juices or juices from concentrate.
Day 4-9: The Fruits
On day 5, you are going to reintroduce your body to whole foods again. At this point, your body has
been working hard to heal itself from various toxins in your body. However, due to the body’s hard
work you must reward your body with nutritious foods that I needs (not what your taste buds wants).
Therefore, you are allowed to eat raw (NOT frozen) fruits over the never five days. Continue to drink
water as much as possible to keep your body flushing the impurities. Some raw fruits to consider
eating:
1. Melons
2. Peaches
3. Apples
4. Berries
5. Oranges
6. Pineapple
7. Pears
8. And Hundreds Others!
9. Bananas
Day 10-15: The Vegetables
Between the days 10-15, you will begin adding vegetables to your diet. Currently, you will be able to
eat fruit, vegetable (raw or cooked) and water. Be creative with your diet and continue to take notes
in your journal of improvements in your body. Some vegetables you should consider:
• Any type of salad (all leafs, but consider
• Potatoes (Take notes to see how you react
spinach and romaine – the greener the
to potatoes because high risk of allergies in
better)
arthritic sufferers)
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Bean
Beets
Broccoli
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Cucumbers •
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Peas
Peppers
Radishes
Onions
Squash
Tomatoes
Day 16: You Have Done It!
You have just cleansed your body in only 15 days, which we think is pretty fast. Today, you will begin
to introduce your body to your NEW diet. This diet is mainly simple “common sense” tips.
Arthritis-Free Food Advice Tips
• Don’t eat or drink anything from a can. There is a reason it lasts for half a decade!
• Eat foods that can go bad naturally. If it CANNOT spoil, do NOT eat it!
• If you can’t read it, don’t eat it.
• Flour, especially white flour) has been known to wreak havoc upon arthritis sufferers.
• Each day you should try to eat at least 1 salad. Discover several dressings that are natural and
not processed.
• The word “enriched” means stripped down and supplemented with few minerals and vitamins.
Do not fall for it!
• DO eat foods rich in Vitamin A because they help lubricate the joints. Vitamin A rich foods
include: sweet potatoes, carrots, mangos, spinach, cantaloupe, milk, dried apricots, romaine
lettuce and broccoli.
• Eat meals that are about the size of your fist. You should be able to eat 5-6 meals per day.
Don’t let your eyes get bigger than your stomach.
Day 16 and Beyond
You are now able to add lean protein to your diet. You have been on a vegetarian diet for over half a
month and your body needs protein for muscle maintenance. Therefore, slowly reintroduce your
body to protein. We recommend you stay away from red meats because particularly beef has been
known to be an unknown allergy for arthritis sufferers. The following is a good list to start with:
• Fish
• Soy
• Poultry
• Nuts
• Eggs
• Spinach
• Beans
• Dairy
As you have read, the typical diet of the 21st Century is a catalyst for arthritis. If you are to prevent
arthritis from destroying your life, you must refrain from processed foods and other acid forming
foods. Normally, a healthy diet should be 70% alkaline and 30% acidic. The following is a list of
alkaline foods (good) and acidic foods (bad).
Alkaline Foods (70%)
All vegetables (except peppers and beets)
All fruits (except blueberries and prunes)
Flax, millet, quinoa and amaranth
Almonds, pignoli, fresh coconut, chestnuts
Alfalfa spouts, radish spouts, chia sprouts
Unsalted butter
Eggs
Milk (goat’s milk)
Acidic Foods (30%)
All meat and fish (eat sparingly)
Rice
Oats, rye, wheat, wheat germ, bran, cornmeal
Popcorn
Pastas
Breads and most grains
Crackers and pastries
Pinto, navy, garbanzo, red, white and black beans
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Fruits juices and vegetable juices
Most herbal teas
Brewer’s yeast
Garlic, cayenne, gelatin, most herbs, most spices,
vanilla extract
Whey
Cheese
Sunflower and pumpkin seeds
Walnuts, pecans, cashews, dried coconut,
pistachios, filberts, Brazil nuts, peanuts,
macadamia nuts
Sodas (all caffeinated beverages)
Alcohol
Coffee and tea
Most yogurts
Sweeteners
Table Salt
Soy sauce
Mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, white vinegar
Nutmeg
Rheumatoid Arthritis Alternative Treatments
Vitamin A: Appropriate dosages could have the same effect as reducing RA symptoms as antiinflammatory drugs.
Omega-6: Fish oil called EPA and DHA (3 grams/day) have had astounding results taken after a 3month trial period.
Osteoarthritis Alternative Treatments
Glucosamine: Glucosamine developed through chitin (a natural polymer like substance), which is
found primarily in exo-skeletons of crabs, shrimps and lobster, builds the affected joints back up
create collagen and cartilage. Daily dose is 1500-2500 milligrams/day.
Chondroitin: Supplies water, blood and nutrients to the affected joint’s cartilage by manufacturing
shark and beef cartilage. To provide structure and support for arthritic joint, take 1200 mg/day.
Natural Anti-inflammatories for Arthritis
• Omega-3: 170 mg to 3.6 g of EPA daily or 3-12 g of fish oil daily.
• Vitamin C: 100-500 mg daily
• Bosellia: 150 mg, 3 times/day
• Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (MSM): 2,230 mg/day
• SAMe: 800-1200 mg/day
• Deer Antler Velvet
• Tumeric
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Devil’s Claw
Celery Extract
Cetyl myristoleat
Cat’s Claw
Grape Seed Extract
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Back Pain
What is Back Pain?
The most important thing to know about your spine and back is that you cannot judge the health of
your back by how you feel. Pain can come a long time after you have started doing damage to your
spine. Back pain can lurk from any region or component of the back. Trauma to bones, nerves and
blood vessels are, of course, the most serious. But injuring muscles, ligament or tendons can produce
sprains and strains with considerable and unfortunate pain and dysfunction. Inflammation plays a
major role in pain coming from muscle, ligament or tendon injuries. We have heard about “slipped”
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 15 and “bulging” disks. This outcome occurs when the outer layers of those discs endure a crack or tear
that allows fibrous and/or gel-like material to bulge out.
Here are sitting posture recommendations that will help you feel stronger, more energetic and free of
back pain.
• Remember to regularly get up from your computer every 15 to 20 minutes.
• This is an easy and highly effective method for minimizing back issues from sitting too long in
one position.
• The top of your monitor is at or just below eye level.
• Head and neck are balanced (not craning left, right, forward or back)
• Shoulders relaxed.
• Elbows close to the body and supported on armrest or worktop.
• Lower back supported by seat back.
• Wrists and hands in line with forearms.
• Adequate room for keyboard and mouse.
• Feet flat on the floor
Daily Living Instructions for a Healthy Back
When Standing
1. Keep your head level and your chin slightly tucked in.
2. Stand tall, stretching the top of your head toward the ceiling.
3. Relax your shoulders.
4. Tighten your stomach muscles to tuck in your stomach. This will help prevent excessive swayback
in the lower part of your back.
When Sitting
1. Keep your head level and chin up.
2. Keep your buttocks to the back of that chair and maintain a slight inward curve in your lower back.
Tip: Sometimes a small pillow or rolled up towel in the small of your back helps. Do not slouch.
3. Keep your feet comfortably apart and supported so that your knees are level with your hips.
When Lying Down
1. Use a firm mattress.
2. Lie on your side with your hips and knees slightly bent and with a pillow between your legs.
3. If you find you are able to sleep only on your back, a pillow under your knees may take the strain off
your lower back.
WHEN LIFTING (Particularly For Lower Back Pain)
1. Keep your head level and chin up.
2. Keep your back straight; bend your knees and squat as low as possible, keeping your feet apart.
3. Lift with the strength of your legs. Once you’ve picked up the object, hold it close to you.
4. Never twist or turn while lifting.
5. Avoid leaning forward. You must face an object if you intend to lift it.
Furniture
Avoid low, soft chairs and sofas. Use chairs with arms and a straight back.
Posture
Change your posture every 30 minutes during the day. At night, if you are uncomfortable, get out of
bed for five to 15 minutes. Plus, try using a cold pack when uncomfortable in the evening and at night.
When you awake in the morning, get up right away. Remember to roll out of bed, don’t jump or jerk
awake.
Sneezing And Coughing
Always place one or both hands on the thigh area above your knees in a stooped position.
Simultaneously bend your knees when sneezing or coughing to avoid soft tissue injury to the back.
Wallets And Handbags
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 16 Men should carry their wallets in a front pants pocket or a breast pocket. The wallet in the back pocket
places a torque on the pelvis and can put pressure on the sciatic nerve. As for handbags or backpacks,
always look to most evenly distribute weight on the entire back rather than one side.
Telephones
Avoid holding your phone receiver up to your ear with your shoulders.
Cars And Airplanes
When traveling, get out of your seat to walk every 45 minutes.
Daily Exercises for a Healthy Back
Here are basic stretch exercises for everyone facing back pain, whether your pain is acute (lasting six
weeks or less) or chronic (lasts longer than six weeks). Do them every day and you will feel less pain
within a week and you might well feel like a whole new person is a month.
Hip Flexor (Psoas) Stretches
• Standing Hip Flexor Stretch: Begin standing, with one foot on an elevated surface like a stair
step or chair. The other leg is back and straight. Tip the pelvis backward as much as you can
and then lean forward as far as you comfortably can. Hold for 10 to 15 seconds; repeat five to
eight times on both legs. Perform at least once a day.
• Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch: Begin on one knee, the other leg back. Tilt the pelvis backward as
much as you can and then lean forward and down as far as you comfortably can. Hold for 10 to
15 seconds; repeat five to eight times on both legs. Perform at least once a day.
Glute (Piriformis) Stretches
• Glute Lying Figure Four: Begin lying on your back. Cross one leg over the opposite knee and
slowly bring the foot that is still on the floor up and toward your chest. When it is close enough,
grab your knee from under the leg that is crossed on both sides with both hands. Hold for three
to five seconds, then slowly come out of the stretch and repeat five to eight times on both sides.
Perform at least once a day.
• Glute Super Stretch: Begin in the hands and knees position. If you have sciatica on the right,
rotate both legs to the left and extend your left leg straight back. If you have sciatica on your
left, rotate both legs to the right and extend your right leg straight back. Slowly lower your
trunk down as far as you can. Hold for three to five seconds; repeat five to eight times. Perform
at least once a day.
• Tight Glutes and Hips Stretch / Seated Crossed Leg Pull: Begin seated, slowly bring the nonhigh hip leg over and across the high hip side. Hold the bent leg at both the foot and knee to
stabilize and then pull the bent leg inward toward your chest and then across the body. Hold
for three to five seconds then slowly come out of the stretch. Repeat five to eight times;
perform at least once a day.
Hamstring Stretch
Begin by standing and placing one foot on a chair or step. It is best to hold on to a wall or rail for
support. Slowly begin to reach for your toes. Go only as far as you comfortably can. Hold for three to
five seconds, and then slowly come out of the stretch. Repeat five to eight times on both sides.
Perform at least once a day.
Abdominal Stretch
Begin in the lying, standing or sitting position. Slowly exhale and draw your abdomen inward toward
your spine. Do not hold your breath. It is optimal if you can use your hand as a sensor over your
stomach while learning the technique. Hold the draw-in move for three to five seconds. Repeat five to
10 times at least once a day.
Overall Healthy Back Stretch:
Lie on your back, with both knees bent and feet flat. Slowly raise one knee to your chest, holding the
back of thigh (hamstring) with your hands. Now straighten your other leg, keeping the knee facing up.
Don’t lift your head, and keep it straight. Alternate legs and hold for 20 seconds with each leg.
Perform two sets at least once a day.
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 17 Diaphragm Breathing
You start by completely exhaling through your mouth, making a whoosh sound. Close your mouth and
inhale quietly through the nose for a mental count of four. Hold your breath for a seven count. Exhale
completely through the mouth again, whooshing for a count of eight. That’s one “Relaxing Breath” of
4-7-8. Repeat it at least two or three times.
The Two Weeks to a Healthy Back Challenge
Here are the steps:
1. Take a daily 20-minute walk, without fail.
2. Stretch five to 10 minutes daily, following the exercises in this chapter. It is best if you perform
the stretches in the morning or early part of your day.
3. Follow an alternating ice and moist heat treatment before bed. Start with ice for 10 minutes,
and then heat for 10 minutes. Repeat the cycle for at least 40 minutes total and no more than
an hour.
Eat Foods Daily that Fight Inflammation
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High-quality protein, including fish (wild salmon, low-mercury tuna, halibut, sardines, herring,
mackerel and anchovies are especially good), shellfish, chicken, turkey and tofu.
Low-glycemic carbohydrates (slower to digest, providing more fuel for body energy), including
bright-color and deep-pigment fresh fruits and vegetables, plus whole grains such as slowcooking oatmeal, beans and lentils.
Healthy fats, including wild salmon, sardines, herring, anchovies, nuts (not necessarily
peanuts, which are technically legumes), seeds, flax meal and olive oil.
Eight to 10 glasses of spring water per day and several cups of green tea.
Dietary Supplementation
Proteolytic Enzymes: Pancreatin/chymotrypsin/trypsin (200 milligrams or mg); papain (120
milligrams); Peptizyme (50 mg); bromelain (50 mg).
Quercetin: Abundant in apple skins, onions, teas and red wines. Quercetin is also found in leafy
green vegetables, berries and herbs such as ginkgo and St. John’s Wort. 100 to 250 mg three times a
day.
Turmeric: 400 to 600 milligrams daily
Bad Breath
What is bad breath?
Bad breath (also known as halitosis) is an unpleasant condition that causes embarrassment and major
frustration. Chronic halitosis is a condition in which a person produces an offensive odor from their
oral or nasal regions that they are unable to eliminate through normal oral hygiene techniques. In the
most common forms of bad breath, the odor comes from activity of bacteria in the mouth, usually
from the back part of the tongue. Microorganisms in the mouth break down proteins and produce foul
smelling gasses. There are five main types of mouth odors that contribute to bad breath:
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Periodontal-type odor from the dental floss or from crevicular fluid in the periodontal pockets
Characteristic nasal odor as tested from the air expired from the nose only
Denture odor detectable from removable appliances especially if placed in a plastic bag for a
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Odor from the posterior tongue dorsum
Smoker's breath
There are two main types of bad breath. The more common of the two, transient bad breath, is a
temporary condition with a variety of causes: the foods you eat (garlic, onions, etc.), dry mouth,
morning breath and poor oral hygiene. Chronic bad breath requires specialized treatment caused by
an excess of certain types of oral bacteria. The primary bacterium causing chronic bad breath is one
called streptococcus mutans.
What causes bad breath?
Medical
· Liver Diseases
· Lung Diseases
· Kidney Diseases (kidney failure can produce a fishy odor)
· Blood disorders
· Gallbladder dysfunction
· Menstruation
· Tonsilar infections or tonsillitis
· Sinus infections & postnasal drainage (drips)
· Diabetes (acetone smell to the breath)
· Carcinomas
· Respiratory tract infection – throat infections, lung
infections, chronic bronchitis
· Dieting
· Psychiatric illness - people may perceive that they have bad
breath, but it is not noticed by oral-health-care professionals
or others, this is referred to as "pseudo halitosis."
· Gastrointestinal disturbance
Dental
· Gum (periodontal) disease –
· Xerostomia (dry mouth condition)
· Extensive dental decay
· Oral Cancers
· Oral infection of abscesses
· Allergy conditions
· Oral conditions resulting form
postnasal drip or discharge
· Poor dental hygiene Infrequent or
improper brushing and flossing can
leave food particles to decay
· Dry mouth- caused by salivary gland
problems, medications or by "mouth
breathing”
·Infections in the mouth
Treatments for Bad Breath
The Basics: Spend the 2-3 minutes it takes to properly brush all tooth surfaces. Flossing will also
remove bacteria between teeth and gums.
Tongue Care: The tongue can be gently brushed with a standard soft toothbrush, soaked in an
antibacterial mouthwash. Try to reach back to the dorsum of the tongue without choking. Tongue
scrapers are made of a flexible material and have ridges to clean the surface of the tongue.
Alternative Treatments for Bad Breath
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Anise: The seeds of the herb anise can be boiled to create a tonic to drink or a mouthwash to
be gargled. Once the seeds have been boiled, the liquid should be strained before using as
either a tonic or mouthwash.
Avocado: Avocados are known to remove intestinal purification and decomposition.
Baking Soda (Bicarbonate soda): It is recommended to brush the teeth with baking soda in
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 19 the morning and evening (use regular toothpaste to follow if the taste is too overpowering).
Rinse using lukewarm saltwater.
• Cardamon: Cardamom seeds can be chewed to decrease bad breath. It is recommended that you
chew the seeds for a brief period of time and then spit out the remainder.
• Cranberries: Cranberries make bacteria less sticky, so plaque is less likely to form.
• Eucalyptus: The leaves of the eucalyptus can also be chewed for brief periods of time for
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Guava: Eating fresh guava fruit is an excellent aid in fighting bad breath and helps with teeth
and gums. In addition to being helpful in stopping bad breath, guava leaves have been known
to stop bleeding gums. When bleeding starts simply chew a few leaves of the guava tree to stop
the bleeding.
Hydrogen Peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide can be used as an oral antiseptic at a concentration
of 1.5%. Since hydrogen peroxide is usually available at a concentration of 3%. To reach the
concentration of 1.5%, simply dilute the peroxide with an equal amount of water. A mix of
hydrogen peroxide and baking soda has also been known to work well. As stated above, a mix
of 1:1 hydrogen peroxide and water is needed. It is also recommended to add a pinch of baking
soda and a pinch of salt (so the salt can be tasted). This mixture is recommended in place of
mouthwash. Peppermint oil or other essential oils can be used for flavor.
Paw Paw: The fruit must be cut open and after removing the seeds, cut into small pieces
before eating. It is recommended to eat 2-3 dessert sized bowls of the fruit pieces daily for
cleaning the stomach and stopping bad breath.
Parsley: Boiling freshly chopped parsley and ground cloves (or whole cloves) with two cups
water will create a mouthwash to be used on a daily basis. After boiling and straining the excess
parsley leaves and clove pieces, this natural mouthwash can be used twice a day.
Peppermint: Peppermint tea can be used and is considered very effective when treating bad
breath. Aromatic peppermint oil should be used with caution, as it is toxic and should not be
ingested.
Tea: Compounds found in tea have been found to stop the growth of bacteria that cause bad
breath. Polyphenols, chemical components of tea, prevent both the growth of bacteria
responsible for bad breath and the bacteria's production of malodorous compounds. The
polyphenols found in tea include chemicals called catechins and theaflavins. Catechins are
found in both green and black teas, while theaflavins are found predominantly in black tea.
Yogurt: Sugarless yogurts can help people beat bad breath while also fighting gum disease
and tooth decay.
Homemade Remedies - Mouthwash
Homemade Rosemary-Mint Mouthwash
• 2 1/2 cups distilled or mineral water
• 1 tsp fresh mint leaves
• 1tsp rosemary leaves
• 1 tsp anise seeds
After bringing water to a boil, add all ingredients.
Infuse for 20 minutes. Let mixture cool to room
temperature, and then strain to use as a
mouthwash. Tincture of myrrh can be used as a
preservative, especially when making large
quantities.
Homemade Spearmint Mouthwash
• 6 ounces water
• 2 ounces vodka
• 4 teaspoons liquid glycerin
• 1-teaspoon aloe vera gel
• 10-15 drops Spearmint essential oil
Bring the vodka and water to a boil. Add aloe vera
gel and glycerin. Remove mixture from heat
letting it cool slightly. Add spearmint gel and
pour into bottle, capping it tightly. Shake well.
Baking Soda Mouthwash
A Very Simple Homemade Mouthwash
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 20 • 2 ounces (60ml) water
• 1/4 teaspoon baking soda (or sea salt)
• 1 drop pure peppermint oil
• 1 drop tea tree oil
Mix all ingredients together to use as a
mouthwash.
• 8 ounces warm water
• 1 teaspoon table salt
Swish and rinse mouth with one-half glass warm
water. Works well for sore gums and tooth
infections.
Homemade Remedies - Toothpaste
Loretta's Toothpaste
• 1 Tsp baking soda,
• 1/4 Tsp hydrogen peroxide
• 1 drop oil of peppermint
Mix all ingredients to make a paste. Once mixed,
mixture can be used as toothpaste.
Ben Franklin's Toothpaste
• Honey
• Ground charcoal
Mix ingredients to make a paste. Once mixed,
mixture can be rubbed on teeth for a whitening
effect.
Simple Toothpaste Mixture
• Bicarbonate of soda
• Salt
• Water
• Glycerin
• Peppermint oil
Ratio of sodium bicarbonate to salt is 3:1. Ratio of
glycerin is 3 tsp:1/4 cup mixture. Once ratios are
completed, add water to make paste. Peppermint
oil is added for flavor.
Vanilla & Rose Geranium Toothpaste
• 1/2 ounce powdered chalk
• 3 ounces powdered orrisroot
• 4 teaspoons of tincture of vanilla
• 15 drops oil of rose geranium
• Honey, enough to make a paste
Mix all ingredients to make a paste. Once mixed,
mixture can be used as toothpaste. It is
recommended to store this paste in an airtight
container.
Mint Toothpaste
• 6 teaspoons baking soda
• 1/3-teaspoon salt
• 4 teaspoons glycerin
• 15 drops peppermint
Mix all ingredients to make a paste. Once mixed,
mixture can be used as toothpaste. It is
recommended to store this paste in an airtight
container. Wintergreen can be substituted for
peppermint flavor.
Another Tasty Toothpaste Recipe
1. 1/4 tsp peppermint oil
2. 1/4 tsp spearmint
3. 1/4 cup arrowroot
4. 1/4 cup powdered orrisroot
5. 1/4 cup water
6. 1 tsp ground sage
Mix all ingredients to make a paste. Once mixed,
mixture can be used as toothpaste. More water
can be added dependent upon consistency
desired. It is recommended to store in covered
container at room temperature. Cinnamon and
cloves can be substituted for peppermint or
spearmint flavor.
Homemade Remedies – Cleansers/Powder
Super Cleanser
• Hydrogen peroxide (a few drops)
• Baking soda
Mix all ingredients to form a paste. Paste can be
used along the gums twice a week and daily on
Homemade Fruit Teeth Cleaners
Lemon can be used to remove fruit stains from
teeth. Take lemon rind and rub along stained
teeth. Rinse mouth. Teeth can be cleaned with
fresh strawberries. Rub fresh strawberries on all
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sides of teeth.
Old Fashioned Tooth Powder
Lemon Clove Tooth Cleanser
1. 2 Tbsp dried lemon or orange rind
1. Small amount of finely powdered sage
2. 1/4 cup baking soda
2. 1 ounce of finely powdered myrrh
3. 2 Tsp salt
3. 1 pound powdered arrowroot
Grind rinds into a fine powder using food
4. 3 ounces powdered orrisroot
processor/grinder. Add soda and salt and grind to
5. 20 drops oil of lemon
fine powder. Storage is recommended with an
6. 10 drops oil of cloves
airtight container. Can be used as a paste when
7. 12 drops oil of bergamot
applied to a moistened toothbrush.
Combine dry ingredients in bowl. Mix oils in (1
drop at a time) until mixed thoroughly. Use as
needed.
Food Therapy
It is well known that gum disease causes bad breath. Taking vitamin C helps protect and heal your
gums from damage and disease. Vitamin C is plentiful in citrus fruits, strawberry, cabbage, orange,
red pepper and kiwi fruit.
• Eating food rich in acidophilus, such as yogurt, helps to balance the bacteria in the intestine to
a healthy level and thus reduce halitosis.
• Eating food that fights plague build-up also helps fight foul breath such as cheese, peanut,
celery and carrot.
• Eating less meat and more fiber such as vegetables and fruits help temporarily mask bad
breath. Snack on fresh raw vegetables and fruits such as parsley, celery, carrot apple and pear.
Parsley is effective because it contains chlorophyll, a chemical found in plants that are
considered a natural breath freshener.
• Eat food rich in fiber to fight constipation. Your body absorbs a large amount of bacteria from a
meat-laden diet. Fiber helps promote regular bowel movements that remove these toxins from
your body that cause bad smelling breath. Food rich in fiber include pea, dried bean, brown
rice, prune, fig, and wheat product
Cholesterol
What is cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a soft, waxy, fat-like substance that is part of the steroid class of molecules. Cholesterol
helps your body perform a number of important functions, including the:
• Development and repairs of cell membranes
• Creation of sex hormones, including progesterone, testosterone, estradiol, and cortisol
• Manufacturing of bile salts—which are important in the digestive process
• Transformation of sunlight on the skin into Vitamin D
Cholesterol comes from two main places:
• 85% from your body made by your liver, cells in small intestine and others throughout the body
• 15% from the food you eat: animal products, including meats, poultry, fish, and dairy products
Cholesterol is transported by low-density or high-density “carriers” called lipoproteins. The “density”
of lipoproteins is measured by the amount of protein in the molecule.
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 22 Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL): LDL cholesterol is responsible for the buildup of plaque that can
lead to heart attacks and stroke. High levels of LDL tend to clog up the inner walls of important
arteries, including those that send blood to the brain and heart.
High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL): The HDL acts as a “cleaner” of sorts and helps to keep your arteries
free from plaque accumulation. It is produced by the body and accounts for one-third to one-fourth of
your total blood cholesterol. Healthy levels of HDL means you are at a lower risk of heart attack.
What Does My Cholesterol Level Mean?
Cholesterol Type
Total Cholesterol
HDL Cholesterol
LDL Cholesterol
Total Cholesterol/HDL
LDL/HDL
Desirable
Below 200
Above 45
Below 130
Below 4.5
Below 3
Borderline
200-240
35-45
130-160
4.5-5.5
3-5
High Risk
Above 240
Below 35
Above 160
Above 5.5
Above 5
High Cholesterol Prevention
The most expedient way to reduce your cholesterol levels is by cutting out, or reducing, the foods you
eat that contain high levels of saturated fat and/or cholesterol.
Foods to avoid:
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Any foods that contain high amounts of saturated fat, such as marbled, poultry with skin, and
full-fat dairy products
Any foods that contain high levels of cholesterol, such as dairy products (e.g., eggs, cheese and
sour cream), meats with high saturated fat, and poultry
Any foods that contain high levels of trans fat, such as cakes, cookies, crackers, and fried foods
Any meats that contain high levels of fat, such as corned beef, pastrami, ribs, steak, ground
meat, frankfurters, sausage, bacon, liver, kidneys, and processed meats like bologna.
Any foods that are high in sodium, such as foods that are pickled, smoked, or salted
As hard as it may be, avoid fast foods, including hamburgers, fries, fried chicken, and tacos.
Foods that are high in refined sugars and carbohydrates
Foods You Can Eat to Lower Your Cholesterol
Vegetables
Starchy and Sugary Vegetables
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Alfalfa
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Artichoke
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Asparagus
Avocado
Beans (e.g.,
green,
wax, Italian)
Bean sprouts
Beets
Broccoli
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Brussels
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Greens (collard,
mustard, turnip)
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peppers
• Kohlrabi
• Leeks
• Lettuce (all
varieties)
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Carrots
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Corn
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Peas
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Potatoes
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Winter squash
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Sweet potatoes
Protein Foods
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Fish
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Lamb
Beef
Bison
Wild game (rabbit,
venison, duck, elk,
pheasant, goose)
Peanut butter (non-
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Okra
Onions
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Shellfish
Chicken
Turkey
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Pea pods
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homogenized with
oil on top and no
added sugar)
Egg yolks
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Cabbage
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Peppers
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Egg whites
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Cauliflower
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Garlic
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Blueberries
Raspberries
Oranges
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Turnips
Zucchini
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Rutabaga
Sauerkraut
Spinach
Summer
squash
Tomato
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Pineapple
Oranges
Limes
Kumquats
• Cherries
• Grapefruit
* Lemons
• Melon
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Bananas (sparingly)
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Fats and Oils
•
Rice bran oil
Olive oil (cold-pressed
extra virgin)
•
Butter
(sparingly)
•
Non-homogenized
or
raw milk (low fat:
skim off top fat)
Low fat plain
yogurt
Fruit
Milk and Dairy
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•
•
Strawberries
Apples
Pears
Grapes (sparingly)
Grains and Soluble Fiber Foods
•
Butter
(sparingly)
•
Oatmeal
•
Oat bran
•
Low fat
cottage
cheese
•
Rice bran
•
Barley
•
Beans
•
Berries
Cheese
(sparingly,
not
processed)
Beverages
•
•
•
Water (non-chlorinated, at least 8 glasses
day)
Vegetable juices
Diet pop (sparingly, choose sodas made
with Splenda®)
•
Milk (see Milk and Dairy section (above)
•
Fruit juices (sparingly)
GET IN SHAPE
Vigorous exercise has been shown to contribute to the production of good (HDL) cholesterol which
helps combat the negative affects of bad (LDL) cholesterol. The truth of the matter is it doesn’t matter
what form of exercise you do, just as long as you are doing it and doing it regularly.
17 Secrets to Lowering Your Cholesterol Naturally
• If You Must Drink Milk, Make It Un-homogenized: There are those that argue that
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because the homogenization process is breaking down the fat (cream) into much smaller
molecules, it is actually increasing the milk fat’s surface area, which then can do more damage
to the arterial walls causing plaque buildup, and scraping of existing plaque can lead to a
clogging of the arteries and/or a break free of plaque that could causes strokes.
Supplement with Vitamin C: Taking vitamin C regularly can actually help to heal damaged
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 24 arteries. When levels of vitamin C are low, your body compensates by manufacturing more
cholesterol.
• Limit Your Intake of Sugar and Refined Carbohydrates: Sugar and refined
carbohydrates, particularly glucose, compete with vitamin C for uptake into your body’s cells.
• An Apple a Day: Eating high fiber foods, such as apples, will reduce LDL cholesterol. Other
high fiber foods that are beneficial include oat products and legumes (dry beans, peas, and
lentils).
• Do a Liver Cleanse: With a liver cleanse, you are helping to alleviate the possibility of
additional strain being placed on the gallbladder with the excess cholesterol and bile salts that
can accumulate with an under functioning liver.
• Taurine: Taurine works by increasing gallbladder function and reducing LDL and increasing
HDL cholesterol, as much as 25% by taking 1500 to 3000 milligrams daily.
• Rice Bran Extract IP6: IP6 is a mineral chelator, acting as a cleansing agent in the body by
removing harmful build up of heavy metals and other accumulations, including those found in
our arteries.
• Rice Bran Oil: Reduces LDL cholesterol without reducing HDL cholesterol.
• Trans-form Your Diet: Trans fats are directly associated with heart disease, are found in
foods made with or cooked in hydrogenated vegetable oil (crackers and fried snack foods,
potato chips, baked goods such as cookies, cakes, and doughnuts). • Eat a Pomegranate: The incredible antioxidant properties of pomegranate juice actually can
help lower LDL cholesterol.
• Selecting your Vitamin E: When choosing your supplements specifically to treat high
cholesterol, it’s recommended to verify that your supplement contains the delta tocotrienol
form of vitamin E. When taking tocotrienols you should also take CoQ10.
• CoQ10: CoQ10 is an antioxidant that travels along in the blood with LDL cholesterol working
as an antioxidant by generating energy from oxygen. Experts suggest 100 milligrams of
tocotrienols and 60 mg of CoQ10.
• Policosanol: Policosanol is a natural supplement derived from sugar cane wax and beeswax,
proven effective at reducing cholesterol levels. Take policosanol in doses of 10-20 mg a day.
• Folic Acid: Patients who suffer from high levels of cholesterol can significantly benefit from
folic acid, a B vitamin that makes cells and naturally found in green leafy vegetables.
• Check your drinking water: Chlorine leads to excess free radicals, causing cell damage,
atherosclerosis, hardening of the arteries and plaque formation. Check to see how your water
supply is treated. Invest in a water filtration system that not only removes chlorine, but also
Trihalomethanes (THM).
• Carnitine (L-Carnitine): Carnitine converts fatty acids into energy, increasing good
cholesterol levels. The highest sources of is in red meat with high saturated fat, particularly
lamb, and dairy products. It can also be found in fish, asparagus, avocados, and peanut butter.
Experts suggest 600 to 1,200 mg three times daily, or 750 mg twice daily.
• Pantethine: Derived from (vitamin B5) and has been shown to encourage normal levels of
cholesterol and triglycerides. Experts suggest 300 mg three times a day.
Diabetes
What is Diabetes?
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 25 Any blood sugar level reading that is 126 mg/dL or higher is considered a diabetes diagnosis. If your
reading is between 100-125 mg/dL, you will be categorized as prediabetes. Typical glucose or blood
sugar levels are:
• Fasting blood glucose: 70-99 mg/dL
• 2 hours after eating: 70-145 mg/dL
• Random (casual): 70-125 mg/dL
Type 1 Diabetes: In Type 1 Diabetes, the pancreas is not producing any insulin or not enough
insulin to supply the body’s cells with glucose. This happens through what’s an “autoimmune
response,” which means a person’s own cells are attacking and destroying healthy cells that have been
mistaken for foreign invaders. The body has turned hostile on the cells in the pancreas that produce
insulin. Those cells under attack are called beta cells and do some amazing work despite long odds.
Type 2 Diabetes: In Type 2 diabetes, the body’s cells become resistant to insulin. Researchers
believe obesity is a major risk factor. An emerging theory is that chronic, low-grade inflammation of
cells can lead to insulin resistance. What you need to know about Type 2 diabetes is that the body’s
cells won’t accept insulin. Then, in a devious chain-reaction effect, insulin doesn’t make it to the cells
in the muscle and liver, and neither does glucose. As a result, the glucose or blood sugar stays in the
bloodstream. That’s why blood sugar readings are high in Type 2 diabetes patients.
Prediabetes: Blood sugar or glucose readings might indicate a person has Type 2 diabetes or is
trending towards the disease as someone categorized with prediabetes. Researchers are beginning to
see the lack of insulin production (Type 1) or insulin resistance (Type 2) leading to additional
problems such as interrupted muscle building, decreased cell rejuvenation and blocking the delivery
of vitamins and minerals to the cells.
Diabetes Symptoms
Here are signs and symptoms of diabetes (Type 1 or 2) that should ring the alarm in anyone
experiencing these physical traits without any other explanation:
• Frequent Urination
• Blurry Vision
• Excessive Thirst
• Frequent Infections of the skin, urinary
tract or vagina
• Increased Fatigue
• Poor wound healing
• Unusual or unexplained weight loss
• Tingling in the hands and feet
• Irritability
Diabetes Risk Factors
1. You are overweight
2. You are 45 years old or older
3. You have a parent, brother or sister without diabetes
4. Your family background is African American, American Indian, Asian American, Hispanic
American/Latino or Pacific Islander
5. You have had gestational diabetes during pregnancy or gave birth to at least one baby
weighting more than 9 pounds
6. Your HDL cholesterol is 35 or lower, or your triglycerides level is 250 or higher
7. You are fairly inactive or you exercise fewer than three times a week
Natural and Alternative Remedies for Diabetes
The Eating Plan
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 26 PHASE ONE: Four weeks of eating healthful proteins and fats, while restricting carbohydrates to get
fasting blood sugar levels under 100 mg/dL.
1. Choose 20 grams of low glycemic-index carbohydrates per day, up to 20 grams. The following is a
detailed list of low-carb veggies that amount to 1-3 grams for every serving (half-cup to cup).
• Lettuce Greens
1. Scallions
• Spinach
2. Peppers
• Chard, Collards, Mustard Greens, Kale 3. Tomatoes
• Cabbage
4. Eggplant
• Sauerkraut
5. Green Beans
• Broccoli
6. Artichoke Hearts
• Cauliflower
7. Cucumbers
• Celery
8. Pickles
• Avocado
9. Carrots
• Asparagus
10. Onions
• Brussels Sprouts 11. Fennel
• Lettuce Greens
12. Snow Peas 2. Eat proteins and selected fats to help you even out the blood sugars and fuel your body. Proper
protein portions are about the size of a deck of cards. This includes pastured or grass-fed animals
(beef, pork and other meats), free-range/organic poultry, fatty or cold-water fish such as salmon,
sardines, mackerel and anchovies, tofu, eggs, red kidney beans and black soy beans.
3. Healthy fats support blood sugar levels below 100 mg/dL, plus they make your meals and recipes
more tasty and satisfying. Along with fish and pastured meats, other go-to fats include virgin olive oil,
walnut oil, sesame oil and avocado oil.
The follow foods are considered free because they have less than 20 calories and 5 grams or less of
carbohydrates:
Drinks
Sweet Substitutes
Vegetables
Condiments
• Bouillon or
• Sugar-free gum
• Celery
• Ginger root
broth (fat free)
• Sugar-free
• Cucumbers
• Vinegar
• Seltzer water
pancake syrup
• Peppers (hot,
(unsweetened)
• Coffee or tea
(1-2 T)
chile)
• Catsup (1 T)
• Diet soft drinks
• Sugar-Free Jello
• Salad greens
• Dill pickles
and teas
• Sugar-Free jam
• Cilantro
(unsweetened)
or jelly (2 T)
• Onions
• Horseradish
• Radishes
• Mustard
• Sugar-free salsa
• Taco sauce (2 T)
• Mustard greens
• Sugar substitute
(calorie free)
• Hot sauce
• Salad dressing
(low calorie, 2 T)
These foods need to be eliminated in the Phase One of the Diabetes Reversal Plan:
• Vegetable oils
• Beans (except red kidney and black soy)
• Omega-6 fats common in meat and dairy
• Tortillas (except low-carb versions)
products
• Milk
• Most Wheat-based products
• Yogurt
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Bread crumbs and croutons
Cornbread
Beets
Corn
Peas
Potatoes (yes, all forms)
Bread crumbs and croutons
Chips (yes, all forms)
Pretzels
Popcorn
Cereal (hot or cold)
Grits
Canned Soups
Okra
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•
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•
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•
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Barley
Bananas
Cherries
Pears
Grapes
Figs
Prunes
Dried Fruit
Pineapple
Loganberries
Pomegranates
Tangerines
There are some foods that need to be eliminated during Phase One because of the way the food is
heated and prepared:
• Barbecued meats and poultry
• Cream cheese
• Fried/boiled/oven-roasted meat and
• Whole-fat dairy products
poultry
• Doughnuts
• Butter
• Cake
• Frozen meals that have been cooked with
high heat
• Dark-colored sodas
• Frozen breakfast foods
• Mayonnaise • Conventionally processed cold cuts
PHASE TWO: Two to four months of gradually re-introducing daily carbohydrates from 20 to 40 to
60 grams, then more if your blood sugars remain under 100 mg/dL, if not down to the optimal range
of 70-85 mg/dL. To start, expand your daily intake of carbohydrates to 40 grams, slowly and sensibly.
1. Use breakfast cereals based on oats, barley and bran
2. Use breads with whole grains, stone-ground flour and sour dough
3. Enjoy all other types of fruit and vegetables
4. Use Basmati or Doongara rice
5. Enjoy moderate amounts of pasta and noodles, as side dishes
6. Eat plenty of salad vegetables with a vinaigrette dressing
PHASE THREE: For the rest of your life you can eat foods that allow you to stay off all medications
or greatly reduce your need for Type 2 diabetes drugs. The idea is to find eating habits that maintain
your blood sugar in the normal to optimal range, please keep you happy enough to keep it. Realize
how the food you eat will directly impact how you feel.
Supplements for Diabetes
Try one supplement at a time so if something works, even with dosage corrections, you can consider it
effective.
Chromium: Can lower your blood sugar counts with in three months by helping insulin stick to cell
wall so that insulin receptors can take up glucose. It is important to take chromium picolinate
because the body absorbs chromium best in this form. Typical adults need somewhere between 20
and 40 micrograms of chromium daily.
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 28 Pycenogenol: This antioxidant lowers blood glucose and improves the structure and function of the
body’s small blood vessels. Research shows the optimal dose for regulating blood sugar levels is 200
mg per day split over two to three doses.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid: Much of diabetes’ cell damage is oxidative, which means the insulin resistance
is working to remove electrons from molecules. It leaves unstable cells that don’t process insulin
appropriately and the call can become chronically inflamed. Alpha-lipoic acid counters the oxidation
and restores insulin function, in part by removing glucose from the system sooner and delivering it to
the cells. The therapeutic dose for alpha-lipoic acid is up to 600 milligrams daily.
Calcium & Vitamin D: Major studies show that Vitamin D can boost those beta cells in the
pancreas that are under constant siege during diabetes. Combing 500 mg daily of calcium and 700 IU
daily of vitamin D can dramatically curtail the rise of blood sugar levels.
Magnesium: Low magnesium levels in the blood may worsen glucose control among Type 2 and
prediabetes individuals. Along with glucose, the hormone insulin stores magnesium in cells. But
insulin resistance results in loss of magnesium and misfiring of all those vital processes in which
magnesium is involved. A therapeutic dose of magnesium is 350-500 milligrams per day.
Cinnamon: This common spice has proven to better help metabolize glucose and avoid the free
radical and oxidative damage to cells that occurs when blood sugar levels remain high. Look for a
water-soluble extract standardizes to 0.95 percent trimeric and tetrameric A-type polymers, to take
125 mg of the extract, three times per day.
Acetyl L-Carnitine: A dose of 500-1000 mg three times a day significantly decreases pain
associated with diabetic neuropathy, plus it appears to contribute to regenerating nerve cells damaged
by high blood sugar levels.
Ginkgo Biloba: Ginkgo can drop the diabetes biomarker hemoglobin A1C by half a percentage
points. Look for a standardized extract that contains 24 percent ginkgo flavoglycosides to take 40-80
mg three times a day or up to 120 mg twice daily. If you take Coumadin, consult with medical
supervision about taking ginkgo.
Fenugreek Seeds: Reduces blood glucose levels and decreases the negative heart marker
triglycerides. Therapeutic dose of roughly 2 grams daily supports your diabetes reversal.
Fish Oil: The omega-3 fats in fish oil protect again heart disease and appear to even out blood sugar
peaks and valleys.
Whey Protein: The ideal ingredient for a smoothie that is low on carbs and high on healthy protein.
Zinc: A daily dose of 20 to 30 mg can represent a safety net of sorts for Type 2 diabetes patients
trying to reach normal ideal blood sugar levels.
Fiber: Most of us consume no more than 17 grams of fibers each day, when 25-30 grams is the
suggested minimum for health. Fiber controls diabetes by slowing digestion and stopping glucose
from moving too quickly into the bloodstream. Fiber controls diabetes by slowing digestion and
stopping glucose from moving too quickly into the bloodstream. Just don’t go from “0 to 60” with
either a fiber supplement or adding fiber-rich foods to your diet.
Exercise and Physical Activity
Research shows regular exercise can make a significant positive impact on reversing diabetes. If you
can, add 10 minutes of walking daily, gradually adding intensity to your workout. Here is a 12-minute
workout:
• Four minutes of workout - Divide your session into eight, 30-second segments. For each
segment, go fairly hard to 20 seconds, then taper off but keeping moving for 10 seconds.
Repeat this 20-hard, 10-resting but moving cycle for 7 more segments.
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 29 Depression
What is Depression?
According to Webster’s dictionary, depression is defined as “a psychoneurotic or psychotic disorder
marked especially by sadness, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and concentration, a significant
increase or decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping, feelings of dejection and hopelessness, and
sometimes suicidal tendencies.” It is also defined as “a lowering of vitality of functional activity.”
There are six most common types of depression.
• Major depression
• Bipolar disorder
• Chronic depression
• Seasonal affective disorder (also known as SAD)
• Postpartum depression
• Psychotic depression
MAJOR DEPRESSION
A person with major depression usually has a sense of hopelessness and despair, exhibiting symptoms
that interfere with the ability to sleep, study, eat, work and enjoy regular activities and can be
recurring over one’s lifetime. Major depression has been known to occur following grief, sudden
change, or relationship conflict. Losing one through death or divorce, or emotional abuse and sexual
abuse can be common triggers.
BIPOLAR DISORDER (MANIC DEPRESSIVE DISORDER)
Also called manic depressive disorder, bipolar disorder is a mental illness causing people to have
extreme high and low moods. People with this disorder can switch from feeling very sad to feeling
extremely happy. Between these moods, a person may have more normal highs and lows. Manic is
used to describe the time frame when someone feels confident and overly excited. The powerful
feelings usually turn quickly to anger, confusion, irritability and rage. The depressive part of the
disorder occurs when someone feels sad or very depressed. With similar symptoms, people with
bipolar depression many times are misdiagnosed as having major depression.
Symptoms Of Bipolar Disorder
The “low”
• Sadness
• Loss of energy
• Feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness
• Loss of enjoyment from things that were once
pleasurable
• Difficulty concentrating
• Uncontrollable crying
• Difficulty making decisions
• Irritability
• Increased need for sleep
• Insomnia or excessive sleep
The “highs”
• Excessive happiness, hopefulness, and
excitement
• Sudden changes from being joyful to being
irritable, angry and hostile
• Restlessness
• Rapid speech and poor concentration
• Increased energy and less need for sleep
• High sex drive
• Tendency to make grand and unattainable plans
• Tendency to show poor judgment, such as
deciding to quit a job
• Drug and alcohol abuse
• Increased impulsivity
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 30 • A change in appetite causing weight loss or gain
• Thoughts of death or suicide
• Attempting suicide
CHRONIC DEPRESSION (DYSTHYMIA)
Many times referred to as chronic depression, dysthymia is a less severe form of depression whose
symptoms last for longer period of time (many times years). People with chronic depression seem
consistently unhappy, thought they appear to function normally.
Symptoms Of Chronic Depression
• Difficulty sleeping
• Loss of interest or the ability to enjoy oneself
• Excessive feelings of guilt or worthlessness
• Loss of energy or fatigue • Difficulty concentrating, thinking or making
decisions
• Changes in appetite
• Observable mental and physical sluggishness
• Thoughts of death or suicide
SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER
Seasonal affective disorder or “SAD” is a type depression occurring annually (usually in from the
winter to the spring seasons). It is not known what exactly causes SAD, but research points to the
sunlight and its availability or absence. Some research suggests the human “body clock” is set by the
standards of the sun, slowing or stopping the clock during the winter months.
Symptoms Of Seasonal Affective Disorder
• Fatigue
• Increased need for sleep
• Decreased levels of energy
• Weight gain • Increase in appetite
• Difficulty concentrating
• Increased desire to be alone
POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION
This type of depression occurs after giving birth to a child and it attributed to hormonal and other
changes associated with having a baby. Postpartum depression is broken down into three categories:
the postpartum blues (or “baby blues”), postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. Sadness,
anxiety and excessive crying will often be the primary symptoms of the “baby blues.” This condition
can last up to a week or two after the birth of the child without treatment, and subsides in subsequent
weeks. For some women, this condition will last longer and can develop into the second category,
postpartum depression. Lasting from a few weeks to a year, some women can expect the symptoms to
be parallel with postpartum blues, to include additional “high and lows” and to have overall feelings of
anxiousness for the ability to care for their child. The third (and most severe) category requires
medical attention and has an increased risk or suicide and risk of harm to the baby. Women suffering
from postpartum psychosis may feel paranoia, confusion, severe agitation, delusions or
hallucinations.
PSYCHOTIC DEPRESSION
People with psychotic depression suffer from some of the same symptoms of depression as other
types of depression, but they also generally have delusions and/or hallucinations.
Symptoms In Psychotically Depressed Patients:
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 31 • Anxiety
• Agitation
• Hypochondria
• Insomnia
• Physical immobility
• Constipation
• Intellectual impairment
• Psychosis
Natural and Alternative Remedies for Depression
This convenient checklist of natural depression remedies is a good place to start the discussion with
your health care provider.
Oats and oatmeal: Oats contain high amounts of calcium, potassium and magnesium, together
with lots of B complex, which promote a healthy nervous system. You may also find that cooked oats
decrease fatigue and increase energy.
Ginkgo Biloba: Is a popular memory enhancer due to the chemicals that increase blood flow to the
brain and appendages. This increased blood circulation has proved to be very useful for treating
various cases of depression, anxiety, headaches, macular degeneration and hypertension.
L-Phenylalanine: This is an essential amino acid, which helps to promote positive moods and other
mental functions. It is used to increase levels of norepinephrine and dopamine and there is a direct
association with anti-depressant effects.
Valerian Root: Know to aid in anti-anxiety and works well as a muscle relaxer. Though maybe not
the solution for long-term depression, it is very effective as a mild tranquilizer and sleep aid as well.
Peppermint: Aside from being a food additive and mouthwash, peppermint works well as
temporary stress reliever. Minor headaches, skin irritations and several digestive problems such as
diarrhea, cramps and nausea can be treated effectively with peppermint.
Rhodiola Rosea: This plant contains the necessary chemicals to help combat fatigue and restore
energy. New research concluded that rhodiola increases performance for those that work under
stressful conditions.
St. Johns Wort: Used to help those cope with mild depression including sleeplessness, sadness and
tension. It even works as a sleep aid. One thing to keep in mind when taking St. John’s Wort is you
may not see any change for up to two months after beginning your dosage. If taken with other overthe-counter drugs and other prescriptions (including antidepressants, oral contraceptives and various
drugs for the treatment of HIV) it can be considered unsafe.
Omega-3 fatty acids: Omega – 3 is one of the fats that is needed for steady brain function.
SAM-e: This over the counter drug S-adenosyl-L-methionine is also known as SAM-e. This is an
important natural chemical, which is thought to increase levels of neurotransmitters such as
dopamine and serotonin. It is one of the best sources of treatment for both depression and
osteoarthritis.
Gallstones
What are Gallstones?
The gallbladder acts as a sort of ‘helper’ organ, passing bile from the liver to the intestine to ensure
that fats are digested properly. Normally, bile is absorbed through the intestine and returns to the
liver via the bloodstream where the process repeats itself as part of the ongoing digestive process.
However, when the liver secretes bile that is heavily saturated in fat and cholesterol, gallstones often
form and become stuck in the gallbladder. Gallstones have been compared to sand granules—
although these pieces of sand can vary from the size of a microscopic grain to marble-sized, and in
extreme cases, gallstones can be as large as or larger than a golf ball. In most cases, the gallbladder
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 32 either develops a single, often large, stone or many smaller ones—up to a few thousand stones in
severe cases.
Signs and Symptoms of Gallstones
Once a gallstone blocks a duct, silence ends and the symptoms show themselves. When no longer
silent, the signs and symptoms of gallstones are numerous and can be readily identified:
• Gas
• Indigestion
• Inflammation
• Nausea
• Colic Pain
• Intolerance for Fatty Foods
• Jaundice
• Abdominal/Shoulder Pain
When a gallstone decides to be heard an individual experiences what is known as a “gallstone attack.”
Usually lasting 20-30 minutes, these episodes manifest as intense pain in the upper abdomen and can
last up to several hours. In addition, the pain from a gallstone attack might be felt in the back between
the shoulder blades or in the right shoulder. Common side effects are nausea and vomiting.
Natural and Alternatives Remedies for Gallstones
Liver and Gallbladder Cleanse
An effective liver cleanse requires a day commitment from you to adhere to the prescribed regimen.
Please read through the entire cleanse before beginning. Select the best time for you to conduct your
cleanse. The key elements of this remedy require that you mix:
• 1/2 cup olive oil, extra virgin
• 3 cups of water
• 1 grapefruit (Large) or 3 lemons
• 4 ornithine capsules
• 4 tablespoons of Epsom salts
• Black walnut tincture
Upon Awakening: Avoid taking any non-required supplements or medications. Eat a healthy, no-fat
breakfast and lunch. This will help promote bile production in your liver.
• 2:00 p.m. Begin fasting at this time. Stop drinking or eating anything for the duration except
what is prescribed in the liver cleanse. Mix 4 tbs. of Epsom salts in 3 cups of water and pour the
mixture into a large container. This salt mixture will make 4 servings of 3/4 cup each.
• 6:00 p.m. Drink one 3/4 cup serving of the Epsom salts mixture.
• 8:00 p.m. Drink another 3/4 cup serving of the Epsom salts mixture.
• 9:45 p.m. Pour 1/2 cup of the measured olive oil into a jar. Squeeze grapefruit or lemon into a
cup to measure at least 1/2-3/4 cup of juice and remove pulp. Add juice to the olive oil and
combine with black walnut tincture. Shake the jar until ingredients are well mixed.
• 9:55 p.m. Before drinking the mixture, avail yourself of the bathroom if need be.
• 10:00 p.m. Drink the mixture you have made. You will want to take 4 ornithine capsules with
the first sips of the mixture to help you sleep during the night.
Upon Awakening the Following Morning:
• Drink a 3rd dose of the Epsom salts right when you wake up.
• Two (2) hours later, take the last dose of the Epsom salt mixture and, if you desire, go back to
bed again.
• After an additional 2 Hours you may “eat” a light lunch consisting of fruit juice, followed 30
minutes later with fruit. One hour later, feel free to eat a light meal, but don’t overdo it. By
dinner, you can eat normally again.
• Important Note: It is important that you do not deviate from the above cleanse. In advance of
the flush, there's a danger of lodging stones in the duct. This is treated by magnesium sulfate
(Epsom salts). It is important that you use Epsom salt even if it does not taste good and it hard
to drink.
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 33 Substitutions and Alternatives to the Liver and Gallbladder Cleanse
• Instead of using water, mix Epsom salts with 3 cups of fresh grapefruit or apple juice. This
mixture better helps mask the strong taste of the salts.
• For a great mini-cleanse, mix drinking water with lemon juice. This is an excellent way to help
begin flushing your system. After you have taken the lemon juice mixture, use the olive oil
mixture to give your system an additional powerful cleansing flush.
• As we have detailed, there is no one-size-fits-all remedy. That said, if you are more
comfortable, then eliminate the ornithine and black walnut capsules.
Colon Cleanse: Semi-Fasting, Clean Food, and Enemas
To recognize even greater benefits from a liver and gallbladder cleanse, we recommend that you
prepare the body using a “pre-cleanse” technique. The best way to do this is via a colon cleanse. The
easiest way to perform this cleanse is to use an enema. You can purchase an enema kit from any drug
store. Some of the best kits available utilize distilled water and lemon juice. Because it is unusually
hard on your system, a saline enema is not recommended. For one to two days prior to using an
enema, you should perform a “semi-fast.” Structure your diet so that you only eat “clean foods.” Clean
foods are foods that are eaten in their natural state. By eating clean foods, you are essentially giving
your digestive system a break from the hard work it does while digesting processed foods. For
optimum results, you will also eliminate meat from your diet during your semifast. Consider eating
salads and soup broths for at least a day prior to your flush to help prepare your body for the rigors of
the remedy.
Hydrotherapy and Flushing Treatment Options
Much like the liver and gallbladder cleanse, a water flush helps cleanse the liver of toxins and also
serves to dilute the bile secretions that can build up and cause gallstones. If you are already plagued
with gallstones, follow this remedy daily to continue to flush your liver. For the treatment, drink a
minimum of 10-12 eight ounce glasses of water. Do not substitute soda or other caffeinated beverages
for water. If you are not keen on the taste of water, there are a couple of simple techniques you can
employ to improve its savor.
1. Try slicing some lemon or lime wedges and adding to your water. As we have seen, lemon also
helps flush the system naturally of toxins.
2. For an original twist, try adding orange or cucumber slices to your water to add flavor and
enhance your sense of energy.
Foods to Avoid and Healthy Gallbladder Diet Foods
Particularly offensive foods that are high in cholesterol can lead to toxic build-up in the liver and
create cholesterol-based gallstones. Other high-risk foods include highly allergenic foods, particularly
high fat and fried foods. It is thought that the gallbladder reacts to allergenic foods by swelling up,
thus constricting the flow of bile and leading to potential blockage.
Foods to Avoid
HEALTHY Gallbladder Diet Foods
• Citrus
• Pork
• Alfalfa
• Grapefruit
• Corn
• Onions
• Apples
• Horseradish
• Beans
• Fowl
• Artichokes
• Lemon
• Nuts
• Milk
• Barley
• Mustard greens
• Eggs
• Salty foods
• Beets
• Oats
• Excessive sugars
• Heavy proteins
• Broccoli
• Olive oil
• Fried and fatty foods • Processed foods • Carrots
• Radishes
• Alcohol
• Celery
• Spinach greens
• Cruciferous vegetables • Water chestnuts
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Fennel Garlic
Grapefruit
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Vitamin Supplements
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1000 mg of vitamin C three times per day
1200 mg of lecithin twice a day
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2 tsp flaxseed oil per day
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1 gram Taurine twice per day
300-2,000 mg per day of
Phosphatidylcholine (PC)
Herbs and Herbal Supplements
The following list contains a selection of herbs, the majority of which are either or both cholagogues
(stimulates the gall bladder to contract) and choleretics (stimulates liver to secrete more bile):
• Artichoke
• Garlic
• Barberry
• Ginger root
• Catnip
• Horsetail grass
• Celadine
• Lecithin
• Dandelion root
• Milk thistle
• Fennel
• Oregon grape
• Fringe tree
• Turmeric
Additional Herbal Remedies
Milk Thistle: A liver tonic that not only cleanses the liver but also works to stimulate bile
production. The recommended amount to use is 600 mg of milk thistle extract per day.
Safflower Seed Oil: Stimulates the gallbladder. When combined with essential fatty acids (found in
flaxseed oil and fish such as salmon and tuna), safflower seed oil is very efficient at eliminating toxic
build up in the gallbladder. Supplementing using 2 tsp twice a day is recommended.
Lipotropic Combination: This combination of herbal supplements can prevent and help minimize gallstones in patients who already have them. If after taking the lipotropic combination you are
experiencing milder gallbladder attacks, then lessen in intensity. If your symptoms are not improving,
try increasing your dose to twice a day and assess improvement accordingly.
• 1 capsule peppermint oil
• 200 mg capsule milk thistle • 400mg capsule dandelion root
• 2 tsp psyllium husks powder
• 1 1200 mg lecithin caplet
Juice Therapy: Drinking at least one to two eight ounce glasses of juice per day.
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Parsley
Wheatgrass
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Fresh radish juice
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Spinach
Cucumber
Gout
What is Gout?
Gout is one of the most painful known types of arthritis. Of the over 100 types of arthritis, gout is
responsible for nearly 5% of all arthritis cases. Gout most often results when needle-like crystals of
uric acid form in the body’s connective tissue or lodge themselves in the space between two bones
(i.e., in the joints). These uric acid crystals inflame the surrounding area and lead to inflammatory
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 35 arthritis. This inflammatory arthritis is responsible for heat, pain, redness, stiffness and swelling
commonly associated with attacks of gout.
Signs and Symptoms of Gout
Some of the most common signs and symptoms include:
• Hyperuricemia—a significant indicator of the possibility of gout
• Presence of uric acid crystals in joint fluid (as determined by a sample of the synovial fluid in
the affected joint)
• Multiple attacks of acute arthritis
• Arthritis attacks that develop over the course of an extremely quick time (e.g., over the span of
12-24 hours with inflamed, painful, red and hot joints)
• Arthritis attack that affects only one joint, most often affecting the toe, ankle, or knee. The first
attack of gout most often affects the joints of the big toe. In fact, gout is thought to affect the
big toe of 75% of all patients during the course of the disease. Additionally, the affects of gout
can be found in other joints such as the elbows, fingers, heels, instep and wrists.
If you experience any of the above signs or symptoms, it is very possible that you are suffering from
gout. A visit to your doctor can quickly determine if you are indeed afflicted with gout and can begin
your process toward healing.
Natural and Alternatives Remedies for Gout
The Two-Hour Baking Soda Remedy
Baking soda can have a tremendously positive affect for gout sufferers. In fact, it can help improve the
positive effects of NSAIDs and can even rid you of your gout symptoms completely. The benefits of the
remedy include:
• Dissolves crystals to limit the pain of a gout attack
• Increases the solubility of uric acid, which allows the body to excrete it more readily
• Improves the power of NSAIDs
• Maximizes the volume of body fluids which aids the kidney in the excretion of uric acid
• Boosts the pH of urine which helps decrease the risk of uric acid stone formation in the kidneys
Follow the instructions below and modify to fit your particular needs.
• Combine 1/2 teaspoon with 8 ounces of water.
• Mix thoroughly.
• Drink one cup of the mixture on the following schedule:
• Immediately before going to bed at night
• Immediately upon getting up in the morning
• Once every 2-4 hours in between meals (not to exceed 4 teaspoons a day)
• Repeat as necessary until symptoms have abated
Important things to remember when using this remedy:
• Because baking soda is high in sodium, move to a low-sodium or salt-free diet while taking the
remedy (e.g., cut your salt intake).
• Additionally, if you are hypertensive, be sure to monitor your blood pressure closely while
using this remedy. If your blood pressure rises, be sure to stop the remedy immediately. As
with all suggested remedies, consult your doctor for specific guidance and relevance of the
treatment to your unique case.
Cherry Remedy for Gout
For decades, cherries have been thought to help control and limit the symptoms of gout. In 1950, Dr.
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 36 Ludwig Blau is said to have cured his gout by simply eating 6-8 cherries a day. More contemporary
research has shown that cherries contain anthocyanins, which have anti-inflammatory properties and
work in much the same way as NSAIDs. Additional research has shown cherries to quickly lower the
uric acid level.
So, what’s this mean to you? Researchers suggest a diet of 20 cherries a day is the equivalent of taking
an NSAID. Studies vary in the suggested “dosage”—with some suggesting as many as 40 cherries and
others as little as 6. In addition, if you are experiencing a gout attack, experts suggest eating between
30 and 40 cherries every 4 hours will help quell the symptoms and pain. There is no disagreement,
however, about the efficacy of cherries—with their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties well
known, they truly do help gout sufferers.
Other winning fruits and vegetables include:
• Celery (and celery juice)
• Strawberries
• Avocados
• Blueberries
• Grapes
Avoid these fruits because of their high acidity:
• Cranberries
• Oranges
• Pineapples
• Tomatoes
Herbal Remedy for Gout
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Alfalfa
Bilberry
Burdoch
Black cohash
Buchu
Cayenne Pepper
o Combine one tablespoon of cayenne with 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of water. Mix
thoroughly. Using a sponge or washcloth, apply and rub into the affected joint and
surrounding area.
o Combine one tablespoon of cayenne with 1-3 tablespoons of wintergreen oil to create a
paste. Using your fingers, apply and rub into the affected joint and surrounding area.
Celery Seed
o To prepare, simply combine one tablespoon of celery seeds with two cups of water and
boil until the seeds become soft. Strain the seeds from the mixture and drink 1/2 cup
four times every day until symptoms have abated.
Other Natural Remedies for Gout
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Water: For gout sufferers, it is critical that you drink 10 to 12 eight-ounce glasses of water every
day. If you can secure alkaline water with a pH of greater than 7, you will greatly help your
body’s ability to flush uric acid crystals and help your body, especially your kidneys, do the best
job it can for you.
B complex helps the body to convert uric acid into assorted harmless components. Suggested
dose: 1-3 50 mg complete B complex daily. In addition, 3-5 doses of pantothenic acid (B5) to
total 500 mg will help in the conversion process.
Bromelain acts much like an NSAID. Suggested dose: 2 x 500 mg daily.
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DMSO (dimethylsulfoxide) has been shown to relieve joint pain from inflammation. This is
very effective in relieving pain and swelling caused by inflammation. Suggested doses vary.
Fish oil helps alleviate joint inflammation. Suggested dose: 2 x 2 grams of fish oil capsules
daily.
L-glutamine acts much like an antacid and can help inflammation and associated pain.
Suggested dose: 4 x 500 mg daily on an empty stomach.
L-glutathione greatly assists the renal glands as they remove uric acid from the body.
Suggested dose: 2 x 500 mg daily on an empty stomach.
L -glycine acts much like an antacid and can help inflammation and associated pain. Suggested
dose: 4 x 500 mg daily on an empty stomach.
L-methionine acts to take the punch out of purines by detoxifying them. Suggested dose: 2 x
250 mg daily.
Magnesium citrate helps your joints keep from having spasms and subsequently relieves pain.
Suggested dose: 3 x 400 mg daily.
Shark cartilage has actually been found helpful in eliminating much of the pain associated with
gout. Suggested dose: Take 3-6 capsules daily until pain subsides.
Tissue salts such as silica can help prevent the formation of uric acid crystals. Suggested dose
vary.
Vitamin C is the wonder vitamin. Because it lowers uric acid levels, vitamin C can be used for
maintenance as well as during an acute gout attack. Suggested doses: During a gout attack,
1,000 mg per hour. For maintenance, 500-3,000 mg daily.
Vitamin E is important for gout sufferers who are on low purine diets. Many low purine foods
are low in vitamin E. Suggested dose: Start with 100 IU of natural vitamin E. Gradually
increase daily dosage to between 600-800 IU.
High Blood Pressure
What is high blood pressure?
Blood pressure is basically the force exerted on the arteries by the blood as it passes through them.
Someone with high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) has blood that is putting higherthan normal pressure on the arteries. The heart has to work so hard to get the blood pumped through
those arteries that it can actually enlarge and damage the heart, eventually causing heart attacks,
strokes, aneurysm and other heart problems if left untreated.
A healthy heart usually beats 60 to 70 times per minute when a person is at rest. The blood's pressure
is different depending on whether the heart is beating or at rest. A blood pressure reading is actually a
measurement of both of these numbers. The measure of blood pressure while the heart is beating is
known as systolic pressure, while the pressure when the heart is at rest is called diastolic pressure.
Your blood pressure when you get it measured at the doctor's office is reported as one number "over"
another, such as 120/80. The top number is your systolic pressure, while the bottom is your diastolic
pressure. Here are the numbers for what is usually considered "normal," as well as pre-hypertension
and hypertension.
Systolic
Diastolic
Normal
Less than 120
Less than 80
Pre-hypertension
120-139
80-89
Stage One
140-159
90-99
Stage Two
160 or higher
100 or higher
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 38 WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?
What could put you at risk for having high blood pressure?
• Heredity: If your parents had high blood
• Obesity: Being overweight is a huge risk factor
pressure, you are more likely to have it as well.
for high blood pressure.
• Race: African Americans are more likely than
• Smoking: Robs your heart of oxygen for
Caucasians to have high blood pressure.
starters . . .
• Gender: Men are more likely than women to
• Refined Salt intake: It's not clear why
have high blood pressure.
sodium affects blood pressure, but some people
get much more than they need. Try Sea Salts and
avoid any pre packaged high salt foods.
• Age: As you get older, your risk increases.
• Having diabetes
• Drinking alcohol to excess
• Taking oral contraceptives or medications
(steroids, diet pills, cold remedies, ibuprofen)
• Living a sedentary lifestyle
• Being pregnant
If your doctor thinks you might have high blood pressure, several readings might be taken during the
same visit (including measurements from both arms), as well as a family history and physical
examination. The doctor will do a lot of listening to the heart as well as other areas of the body to see
if he or she can hear any strange noises that might indicate a blockage or irregular heartbeat. The
doctor may also look at the blood vessels of the eyes, which could be damaged by chronic high blood
pressure, and examine the thyroid gland. Your doctor should ask if anyone in your family has had
high blood pressure and what medicines you have been taking (since some drugs can cause
hypertension, as we previously mentioned). He or she will also ask what symptoms you have had such
as dizziness, sweating, heart palpitations or weight loss. These symptoms could indicate a deeper
problem rather than high blood pressure.
Blood may also be taken to check for kidney disease, which can cause high blood pressure, as well as
for abnormal vitamin and mineral levels, which could indicate a gland problem. An electrocardiogram
is also helpful to make sure no damage has occurred to the heart. You may have even had a heart
attack and don't know it. This test will show you how your heart is doing.
NATURAL AND ALTERNATIVE REMEDIES FOR HIGH
BLOOD PRESSURE
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LOSE WEIGHT: A body mass index of between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal weight,
while a measurement of 25-29.9 is considered overweight and over 30 is obese.
GET PHYSICALLY ACTIVE: Activity is the key to strengthening your heart. And a strong
heart pumps more blood with less effort, thus lowering your blood pressure without doing
anything else. Getting more exercise can lower your blood pressure 10 points. About 30
minutes of moderate exercise a day is ideal for preventing or reducing high blood pressure (and
it will make that weight loss easier, too).
What counts as moderate aerobic activity? Here are some ideas:
• Walking, Jogging or Running • Biking
• Dancing
• Using workout equipment like elliptical trainers,
rowing machines, stair step machines, treadmills
or ski machines
• Swimming
• Water aerobics
EAT A HEALTHY DIET: A popular diet for the treatment of high blood pressure is known as
the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). In addition to the reduction of
sodium, the DASH diet calls for eating lots of grains, fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds and
dried beans. It's not a vegetarian diet, but the amount of meat is reduced in lean red meat,
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The diet also involves supplementation with potassium, calcium and magnesium.
SEEK EMOTIONAL STABILITY: When you have high blood pressure, the slightest
provocation can send your numbers soaring. There are many different ways to cut your stress
level, but one of the most popular ways to bring more even emotions to your day is meditation.
Spend just a few minutes a day being quiet and sitting with your eyes closed, trying not to think
about the things that are worrying you.
ZONA PLUS: Zona Plus™…a safe, proven therapy recommended by doctors and reviewed in
the Harvard Heart Letter! This easy-to-use device is programmed to lead you through the
same isometric therapy. Read more here: www.zona.com/c/ER7A6Yemail.html
CUT BACK ON ALCOHOL: Cutting back on drinking can lower your systolic pressure two
to four points and your diastolic pressure by one to two points.
PACK THE POTASSIUM: Potassium is an element that allows muscle contraction and helps
send nerve impulses through the body. Potassium can also help the body remove waste and can
lower blood pressure by as many as 20 points. The recommended daily allowance for
potassium is 4,700 milligrams, though most people get much less than that. Three apricots, for
instance, have 314 milligrams, while a banana has about 400.
Foods high in potassium:
• Apricots
• Milk
• Avocado
• Oranges and juice
• Bananas
• Potatoes
• Cantaloupe
• Prunes
• Melons
• Spinach
• Kiwi
• Tomatoes
• Limas beans • Meat, fish, poultry
MARVELOUS MAGNESIUM: Magnesium is necessary for normal muscle and nerve
function, steady heartbeat, strong bones and a healthy immune system. Potassium and
magnesium actually work together in the body, so if you have low magnesium levels, it's likely
your potassium levels will be low as well. It is recommended that most people get around 400
milligrams of magnesium a day. Again, taking diuretics may flush magnesium from your body,
so supplementation or eating extra foods rich in magnesium may be necessary. It's relatively
easy to get your daily dose of magnesium. A cup of black beans, for example, has 120
milligrams and two ounces of almonds have 156 milligrams.
Foods high in magnesium:
• Whole-grain bread
• Oatmeal
• Dark green leafy vegetables
• Potatoes
• Halibut
• Peanut butter
• Most kinds of nuts, especially almonds and cashews • Black-eyed peas
• Soybeans
• Yogurt
CONSIDER CALCIUM: Helps keep the bones and teeth healthy, but it's also essential for the
proper functioning of muscles and nerves and helps blood clot. It recommends 1,250 milligrams
a day, while the RDA is 1,000 milligrams for most adults. Eight ounces of calcium-fortified
orange juice gets you 250 milligrams, while a cup of reduced or nonfat milk has 300 milligrams.
Foods high in calcium:
• Broccoli
• Dairy products (preferably low-fast)
• Salmon
• Spinach
• Tofu
• Orange juice
• Cereal and other foods fortified with calcium
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pressure. It is rich in natural potassium, magnesium and sodium helps to normalize healthy
blood pressure levels. Salt is basically sodium chloride and sodium ions. The two major
components of salt are necessary for the survival of all known living creatures. Natural chloride
increases your body’s ability to absorb heart healthy potassium. Chloride is the key to balanced
stomach acidity, helps sustain healthy pH for the whole body and increases the elimination of
CO2 from your blood preventing acidosis. Without these your body cannot produce electricity
and slowly drowns in its own CO2 in a slow death caused by a severe pH imbalance called
acidosis. One of the first symptoms of acidosis, or severe acid pH, is high blood pressure. High
blood pressure symptoms can also be triggered from dehydration, so it is crucial that you help
balance healthy blood pressure levels with natural sea salt intake along with plenty of water.
• GIVE ME GARLIC: The volatile compounds in garlic especially allicin, which is what gives
garlic its pungent smell, are thought to be beneficial for lowering blood pressure and cholesterol
levels. Garlic supplements should provide at least 10 milligrams of allicin in a daily dose.
• COENZYME Q10: Some studies nearly 40 percent of people with high blood pressure had low
levels of CoQ10, which strongly suggests supplementing CoQ10 is helpful for those with high
blood pressure. The standard dose is around 100 milligrams daily.
• HOW ABOUT HAWTHORN? Hawthorn widens the blood vessels. The recommended dose
for hawthorn is 100 to 250 milligrams of hawthorn preparation with 10 percent procyanidins
(the active ingredient in hawthorn) three times a day. You may have to take it for up to a month
before you see effects.
• GET SOME SUN: The UV rays from the sun have been found to boost mood, which may lower
blood pressure. Vitamin D is plentiful in sunlight and is necessary for a healthy immune system.
• GET A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP: If you aren't getting enough good quality sleep it can affect
your blood pressure. About half of all sleep apnea patients are thought to have high blood
pressure, so it's an important warning sign that you might be on the road to high blood pressure
or other heart problems if you don’t get it treated.
• EAT MORE CHOCOLATE: Eating or drinking cocoa lowered blood pressure and reduced the
risk of death in older men. Substances known as flavan-3-ols found in dark chocolate have been
shown to lower blood pressure and improve the function of cells lining the blood vessels.
TAKE YOUR VITAMINS
Folic acid: Is found in green leafy vegetables and many enriched food products reduces
homocysteine (a risk factor of heart disease) levels in the blood. The recommended dose is 400
micrograms a day.
Vitamin B6: Affects homocysteine levels and is vital for metabolism. It is found in beans, meat,
poultry and fortified cereals, as well as some fruits and vegetables. The recommended amount of B6 is
less than two milligrams for most people.
Vitamin B5: Comes from beans, peas, vegetables, fish and whole grains to help the body make
coenzyme A, a deficiency of which can cause low energy levels. It may help improve heart function
and detoxify the body.
Vitamin C: Can reduce blood pressure by about nine percent with a 500-milligram dose. The
thought is that vitamin C protects the body's levels of nitric oxide, a compound that dilates the blood
vessels and helps to lower blood pressure. Since vitamin C is an antioxidant, it may help protect the
body's level of nitric oxide when it is under stress.
Vitamin E: Helps to break down blood clots, improve circulation and strengthen the heartbeat.
Vitamin E is recommended to people with high blood pressure more for these reasons than because it
lowers blood pressure significantly.
Selenium: Along with zinc and copper, selenium may be helpful for people with high blood
pressure. You can probably get enough of all three of these nutrients by taking a good quality
multivitamin. Selenium comes from meat, dark greens, wheat, walnuts and Brazil nuts. Zinc can be
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 41 found in meat, dairy, and beans. Copper is in seafood, nuts, legumes and leafy dark greens.
Beta Glucan: Beta glucan is found in oat bran and maitake mushrooms. It is beneficial for
lowering cholesterol, which can help lower blood pressure if you already have high cholesterol. About
200 milligrams of oat bran, or about a teaspoon, daily can help lower cholesterol and may be
beneficial for high blood pressure.
L-Argine: An amino acid that helps the body produce nitric acid, L-argine may be helpful in
lowering blood pressure. It can be found in meat, peanuts, soy and wheat products. Taking two grams
of L-argine daily reduced systolic pressure 20 points after taking the supplement for just a few days.
Apple Cider Vinegar: Apple cider vinegar includes vitamins C, A, E, B1, B2 and B6, in addition
to potassium, magnesium, copper and many other helpful nutrients. Being vinegar, it doesn't taste
great, but a common way to take it is to mix two tablespoons in eight ounces of water and add some
honey to taste. Some people also throw in a garlic clove for even more heart-healthy benefits.
Cayenne Pepper: Cayenne improves circulation and keeps the arteries from hardening. Mix a
teaspoon of cayenne into a glass of water and drink twice a day. Some people prefer to take it in hot
water seasoned with lemon or honey.
Ginseng: Ginseng is generally a blood pressure moderator. People who took 1.5 grams of red Asian
ginseng three times a day for eight weeks reduced their blood pressure by about five percent.
Impotence/E.D. Remedy Report
What is Sexual Dysfunction?
In men, sexual dysfunction refers to difficulty engaging in sexual intercourse. Erectile dysfunction is
the most common sexual dysfunction in men. Sexual dysfunction may result from either physical or
psychological factors. In fact, many sexual problems result from a combination of both. A physical
problem may lead to psychological problems (such as anxiety, fear or stress), which can, in turn,
aggravate the physical problem. Men sometimes pressure themselves or feel pressured by a partner to
perform well sexually and become distressed when they cannot (performance anxiety). Performance
anxiety can be troublesome and further worsen a man’s ability to enjoy sexual relations.
What causes sexual dysfunction?
• Psychological Causes of Sexual Dysfunction
• Anger towards a partner
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Discord or boredom with a partner
• Fear of pregnancy, dependence on another person, or losing control
• Feeling of detachment from sexual activities or one’s partner
• Guilt
• Inhibitions or ignorance about sexual behavior
• Performance anxiety (worrying about performance during intercourse)
• Previous traumatic sexual experiences (for example, rape, incest, sexual abuse, or previous
sexual dysfunction).
What Is Erectile Dysfunction/Impotence?
Erectile dysfunction (impotence) is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection, a concern when
the problem is frequent or continuous.
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 42 What Causes Erectile Dysfunction/Impotence?
To achieve an erection, the penis needs both an adequate inflow of blood and a slowing of blood
outflow.
• Disorders that narrow arteries and decrease blood inflow (such as atherosclerosis, diabetes or a
blood clot) or surgery on the blood vessels can cause erectile dysfunction.
• Neurological damage to the nerves leading to or from the penis will also produce erectile
dysfunction, resulting from surgery (most commonly prostate surgery), spinal disease,
diabetes, multiple sclerosis, peripheral nerve disorders, stroke, alcohol and drugs.
• Hormonal disturbances (such as abnormally low levels of testosterone) cause erectile
dysfunction. Also, factors that decrease a man’s energy level (such as illness, fatigue and stress)
can make erections difficult.
• Many drugs can interfere with the ability to achieve an erection, especially among older men.
Drugs that commonly cause erectile dysfunction include antihypertensives, antidepressants,
some sedatives, cimetidine, digoxin, lithium and antipsychotics.
• Psychological issues (such as depression, performance anxiety, guilt, fear of intimacy and
ambivalence about sexual orientation) can impair the ability to achieve erections.
Symptoms Of Erectile Dysfunction/Impotence
Sex drive (libido) often decreases in men with erectile dysfunction. Regardless of whether libido
changes, men with erectile dysfunction have difficulty engaging in intercourse either because the erect
penis is not sufficiently hard, long or elevated enough for penetration or because the erection cannot
be sustained. Some men stop having erections during sleep or upon awakening. Others may attain
strong erections sometimes but are unable to attain or maintain erections other times. When
testosterone levels are low, the result is more likely to be a drop in libido than erectile dysfunction.
Natural and Alternative Remedies for Erectile
Dysfunction
ACUPRESSURE
“Acupressure on the Sea of Vitality points, B23 and B47, can fortify the body and, with repeated usage
over a long period of time, can make a man stronger sexually,” says Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D.,
Director of the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, California, and author of Acupressure’s Potent
Points.
To find the B47 points, measure four finger widths away from the spine at the waist level. The points
are situated on the lower back on the left and right sides of the spine, in line with the navel. From B47,
you can move two finger widths closer to the spine to find the B23 points. Acupressurists believe that
applying pressure at these points can help relieve pain and speed healing.
Dr. Gach says, “you can use your thumbs or fingers to work the points, pressing one or both B47
points for one minute, then one or both B23 points for one minute.” He recommends using “this
remedy three times daily adding that if you have a weak back press these points lightly, and be sure
not to press directly on the disk or vertebrae.”
AROMATHERAPY
Jasmine is often inhaled for its aphrodisiac qualities. Because the oil is expensive, try using it in a
candle diffuser to make it last longer. It can also be inhaled from a handkerchief or applied directly to
the body. These fragrant, pleasurable treatments are typical and represent a system of caring for the
body with botanical oils. They can be added to a bath or massaged into the skin, inhaled directly or
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 43 diffused to scent an entire room. In order to experience the mind-altering power of scent, simply add
several drops of essential oil to your bath or place a couple of drops of essential oil on scent ring,
which sits on a warm light bulb. A longer-lasting way to scent a room is with an aroma lamp, a
porcelain or clay pot in which essential oils are mixed with water and heated over a candle, or an
electric aromatic diffuser, which reduces essential oils to a fine spray and dispenses the scent
throughout the room.
AYURVEDA
Ayurvedic treatments are usually simple involving lifestyle changes that can be made at once or over a
period of time. Most Westerners find it hard to invest the necessary personal responsibility for
changing a lifestyle that causes disease.
Some of these include:
• Rising early (by 6am if possible)
• Meditating for at least 20 minutes once or twice each day
• Keeping your diet simple. A vegetarian or modified vegetarian diet is best.
• Make lunch a major meal of the day and eat a light dinner early in the evening, preferably
between 5 and 6pm.
Mix one cup of fresh grape juice with one teaspoon of fresh onion juice and a teaspoon of honey.
Drink this mixture daily, one hour before going to bed, for 45 days. Dr. Lad says it will help increase
sexual energy and sperm count.
Tribulus Terrestri, it’s Sanskrit name is gokshura, is being promoted as a testosterone booster used
for the purpose of building muscle and increasing the sex drive. Another interesting Ayurveda remedy
that can be considered is mucuna pruriens, also known as ‘velvet bean’ increases tissue resiliency and
improves coordination. It can also support healthy testosterone levels, which in turn can lead to
increase muscle mass and strength.
FLOWER REMEDY/ESSENCE THERAPY
If a lack of sexual self-confidence is hampering you, the essence of Pink Monkey Flower may be
helpful. Men receiving medical treatment for physically caused impotence can take the Bach flower
remedy Star of-Bethlehem, which will help them keep balanced emotionally. Flower
remedies/essences are available in some health food stores and through mail order.
FOOD THERAPY
You need to keep the arteries to the genitals open, and the way to do that is with a lowfat, lowcholesterol diet, which means a diet centered on plenty of high-fiber fresh fruits and vegetables,
legumes and other low-fat fare.
HERBAL THERAPY
Ginkgo: You’ll need to take the supplements daily for six to eight weeks before you see results. Green
says to follow dosage recommendations on the product label. Existing research suggests that one of
60 men with impotence due to poor blood circulation demonstrated a 50 percent success rate after
using it for six months.
L-Arginine: Found in foods such as meat, dairy products, poultry and fish, L-Arginine is an amino
acid. The human body uses arginine to create nitric oxide, a substance used to relax the blood vessels.
This may have a positive effect on symptoms of erectile dysfunction.
Zinc: Whenever an individual suffers from zinc deficiency, they may suffer from negative effects on
their sexual function. Most human beings suffer from zinc deficiency. The typical treatment for
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 44 impotence dictates that the patient takes 15 to 30mg daily. It is recommended that 1 to 2mg of copper
be taken with zinc, since supplemental zinc interferes with copper absorption.
Indian Ginseng (Ashwagandha): Believed to be capable of strengthening the body. Its traditional
use includes the improvement of sexual capacity. Basically, it is used as an aphrodisiac.
Fibromyalgia
What is fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a condition with fuzzy, undefined boundaries. There are no real tests to diagnose the
problem, no medications to cure it, and it’s still widely regarded in some places as a mere, “It’s all in
your head” type of condition. Fibromyalgia literally means: painful muscles and fibrous tissue. The
term is derived from several Greek and Latin words and can be translated as such: Fibro: fibrous
tissue, myo: muscle and algia: pain.
Symptoms of fibromyalgia
The American College of Rheumatology notes that the chronic, widespread muscular pain of
Fibromyalgia can also be accompanied by:
• Fatigue
• Sleep disorder
• Muscle tenderness
• Pelvic pain
• Headaches, usually chronic
• Restless leg syndrome
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• Sensitivity to noise and temperature
• Irritable Bladder
• Anxiety and depression
• Cognitive and memory problems (fibro
• Numbness and tingling sensations
fog)
• TMJ disorder
• Dizziness or lightheadedness
Here are the criteria now used to determine if a patient has
Fibromyalgia:
A. The patient has widespread pain in all four quadrants of the body and
has had this pain for a minimum of three months.
B. Of the 18 tender points that have been identified as being
Fibromyalgia markers, the patient must have pain in at least 11 of them.
The 18 sites used for diagnosis cluster around the neck, shoulder, chest,
hip, knee and elbow regions.
C. Plus, the diagnosis of this condition can still occur with a number of
the symptoms that often accompany Fibromyalgia (see list under
Diagnosing Fibromyalgia).
Possible Causes of Fibromyalgia
Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction: If anything should get in
the way of normal neurotransmitter and signaling processes, a variety of
problems and Fibromyalgia symptoms will manifest.
Sleep Disorders: When we sleep at night it gives our bodies – the cells, tissues, muscles and organs
– a chance to recover, repair, and heal. A hypothesis that is garnering much attention is that lack of
sleep due to an undiagnosed sleep disorder may be causing the pain of Fibromyalgia.
Injury and Muscle Trauma: Of particular interest is the now-recognized fact that many
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 45 Fibromyalgia sufferers have a physical trauma shortly before the onset of their first symptoms
Genetic Predisposition: Multiple cases of Fibromyalgia in the same extended family are often seen
making it all the more possible that this could be a genetically linked disease.
Infectious Agents: Viruses, bacteria, and other such pathogens can cause a wide range of problems
in the human body, includes messing with the nervous system. Some pathogens can also attack the
tissues of the body causing muscle pain.
Immune System Abnormalities: When the immune system turns on itself rather than foreign
bodies it is called autoimmunity. An autoimmune disease is one in which the immune system attacks
its own cells, muscle, tissues and organs – all of which can lead to widespread pain, fatigue, and other
Fibromyalgia symptoms.
The Six-Step Approach to Beating Fibromyalgia
1. Stay positive. Depression is a common symptom of Fibromyalgia. There are therapies and
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
healing modalities that have worked for other people to decrease their symptoms.
Expect setbacks and rough days. Even generally happy, healthy people experience a down day
here and there.
Remember the good. We’ve all had our share of good times, great friends, awesome family
members, and wonderful memories.
Join a support group. There are thousands of others that are sharing your journey. Consider
joining a support group where you can discuss your symptoms, talk about your frustrations
and find others who can help you through the hard days … and where you can help others
through their tough times.
Rest without guilt. If you need a break, whether it’s for a few minutes or a day, go ahead and do
it. Your body is going through a tumultuous ordeal and sometimes it needs to relax, recoup and
reenergize.
Never Give Up! Never giving up means staying on top of the latest research, finding and trying
new healing modalities, asking questions of your health care provider, and sharing success
stories with other Fibromyalgia patients.
Natural and Alternative Treatments for Fibromyalgia
Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy helps to decrease inflammation and soreness by encouraging the flow
of blood to all areas of the body. In the process, life-giving oxygen is brought to the cells, waste
materials are exported and released from the body, and nutrients are transported to areas of the body
that need them. To practice hydrotherapy start by taking a cool to cold shower for a few minutes, after
2-3 minutes turn the water back to warm or semi-hot (don’t scald yourself!). Stay under the warm
water for 2-3 minutes before switching back to the cold water. Do this process one more time and be
sure to end your shower on the cool cycle.
Homeopathy: Working with a certified or licensed homeopath is your best option. Simply follow the
directions on the label of the remedy. You should be able to find these natural remedies at any natural
health food store.
• Arnica is generally prescribed for pain, tenderness, and stiffness. Take one dose of Arnica 30x
or 15c, as directed on the product label, three times daily for up to three days. Arnica cream or
gel can also be used topically.
• Bryonia helps ease pain that increases with movement and is better when resting. It also
helps with the constipation. Take one dose of Bryonia 30x or 15c three times daily for up to
three days.
• Hypericum is useful for the unbearable prickly pain that radiates along nerve pathways, is
worse with movement, and worse when touched, effective for pain in the extremities. Take one
dose of Hypericum 12x, 6x, 6c, or 3c three times daily for up to three days.
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 46 Rhus toxicodendron is for the individual who feels better after moving around. Take one
dose of Rhus toxicodendron 30x or 9c three times daily for up to three days.
Power Balm is all-natural pain relief with an herbal blend that includes white camphor, eucalyptus
oil, lavender, peppermint oil, and black pepper oil.
Magnesium malate is another home remedy that Fibromyalgia patients claim helps to relieve the
pain. The tablets or capsules must be taken every day.
Physical Exercise: Physical exercise stimulates the production and release of many necessary
chemicals, including endorphins, growth hormone, and other muscle repairing chemicals to improve
mood and reduce muscle pain. Try to walk, run, bike, swim, garden, or anything that gets you moving
and increases your heart rate for at least 20-30 minutes at a time, each day. Give each day a shot;
more than likely you will be very glad that you did once you are finished.
Yoga. Yoga helps patients to better cope with the pain, the uncertainty, the fear and the frustration of
the condition. Deep breathing brings increased levels of oxygen into the body, giving the cells exactly
what they need to function at their best. The stretching associated with yoga aids in getting rid of
muscle tension and fatigue and brings new clarity to the mind. Depression, sadness, restlessness and
fear can all be decreased through regular practice of yoga. Sleeping disorders have also been known to
improve through yoga practice.
Massage: Because there is so much pain associated with the condition, a gentle and light
manipulation of the tissue and muscle may be just what you need on a regular basis. (Resist the urge
to ask the therapist to “go deep”!) Choose a massage therapist who has worked with Fibromyalgia
patients in the past for best results.
Breathing Techniques: Stand erect with feet shoulder-width apart, arms and hands relaxed
downward, body relaxed as if it were anchored to the ground through feet and to the sky from top of
the head, shoulders slightly forward and eyes closed. Focus on lower abdomen (belly) and imagine a
small balloon in that space; breathe in slowly and deeply through nostrils, imagining the balloon
inflating slowly; hold a few seconds; slowly exhale through mouth, imagining the balloon gently
deflating; repeat 10 or more times.
Mindful Meditation:
• Find a quiet and comfortable place. Sit in a chair or on the floor with your head, neck and back
straight but not stiff. Try to put aside all thoughts of the past and the future and stay in the
present.
• Become aware of your breathing, focusing on the sensation of air moving in and out of your
body as you breathe. Feel your belly rise and fall, the air enter your nostrils and leave your
mouth. Pay attention to the way each breath changes and is different.
• Watch every thought come and go, whether it is worry, fear, anxiety, or hope. When thoughts
come up in your mind, don't ignore or suppress them, but simply note them, remain calm and
use your breathing as an anchor.
• If you find yourself getting carried away in your thoughts, observe where your mind went off to,
without judging, and simply return to your breathing. Remember not to be hard on yourself for
not being able to completely empty your mind.
• As the time comes to a close, sit for a minute or two, becoming aware of where you are. Get up
gradually.
•
Using Diet to Treat Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Many authors and researchers have suggested that a low-fat diet which has little or no additives,
artificial flavorings, colorings and preservatives, fake sugars or sugar substitutes will help to decrease
muscle pain Here is a list of foods that should be avoided at all costs to reduce fatigue, overcome
excess stress on the adrenal glands, enhance sleep patterns and reduce other fibromyalgia symptoms:
• High fat dairy foods
• Colas, soda pop, and carbonated beverages
• White sugar and white flour
• Liquid with your meals
• Fried foods
• Alcoholic beverages
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•
•
Preservatives, junk food, and salt
Red meat (especially salt cured, cured
bacon, smoked, or nitrate cured)
Coffee and caffeinated teas
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All forms of tobacco
Prolonged periods of direct sun exposure
•
Nutrasweet and saccharine
Graves Disease/Hyperthyroidism
What is Graves Disease and Hyperthyroidism?
Graves’ disease is the leading cause of hyperthyroidism. In hyperthyroidism, an autoimmune disease,
the immune system literally attacks the thyroid gland causing it to grow and to produce excess thyroid
hormone. The thyroid secretes hormones that control your body’s metabolism. Metabolism is vital in
managing such things as your mood, weight, and mental and physical energy levels. The extra thyroid
hormone produced can lead to all kinds of complications in overall health.
Signs and Symptoms of Graves Disease and
Hyperthyroidism
• Breast enlargement in men
• Changes in libido (sex drive)
• Distracted attention span
• Double vision
• Enlarged thyroid gland
• Eye irritation
• Fatigue
• Frequent bowel movements
• Goiter
• Hair changes
• Heat intolerance
• Heart palpitations
• Increased appetite
• Increased sweating
• Irritability
• Menstrual irregularities in
• Muscle weakness
• Nervousness
• Protruding eyes
• Restlessness
• Tachycardia (rapid heart beat)
• Tremor
• Weight loss
Natural and Alternative Remedies for Graves Disease
Graves’ Tea
In this tasty tea, you’ll combine powerful herbs and cruciferous vegetables that contain goitrogens.
Goitrogens help block iodine absorption, and iodine is a big trigger of autoimmune thyroid disease.
Ingredients
Preparation
• 3 cups water
• Bring water to a boil
• 2 Tsp. Bugleweed
• Add all ingredients
• Mint (1 bunch)
• Return to a boil
• Mustard greens (4 leaves)
• Remove from heat and cover
• 5 Radishes (quartered)
• Let steep for 10 minutes
• 1 Turnip (quartered)
• Strain and pour
• Drink 8 ounces every 4 hours and/or until
symptoms subside
Protein Drink
Protein has been demonstrated to significantly help lessen the frequency and severity of hyperthyroid
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 48 symptoms. As long as you have your protein accounted for, spruce up your drink!
Ingredients
Preparation
• 2 eggs
• In a blender, mix together all of your
ingredients;
• 1 Tbsp. Lecithin
• Enjoy the health benefits of this protein-packed
super drink.
• 1 cup Whole milk
• 1 Tsp. Brewer’s yeast
• 1/4 cup plain, unsweetened yogurt or 1 Tbsp.
acidophilus culture
• 1/8 to 1/4 cup wheat germ
• Optional: fresh or frozen fruit juices and/or 1
Tbsp. molasses (for taste)
Hot or Cold—Pack It On!
The symptoms of Graves’ disease can show up as swelling and inflammation in the throat and neck
area. For immediate relief of these painful symptoms, pack it on with an ice or castor oil pack.
Ice Pack
Castor Oil Pack
What you’ll need:
• Ice
• Secure plastic bag (e.g., Ziploc®)
• Towel or hand cloth, moistened
What you’ll do: Simply put the ice in a secure,
plastic bag, surround with your moistened towel
or hand cloth, and apply directly to the affected
area. Hold on the area for 15 to 20 minutes at a
time. Can be repeated every hour, for as long as
symptoms and swelling persists. For additional
relief, try massaging the affected area in between
ice treatments.
What you’ll need:
• Castor oil
• Towel or hand cloth, moistened
• Heating pad. If you don’t have a heating pad,
you can heat up the towel or hand cloth in the
microwave. Be sure to make sure it’s not too
hot for your skin.
What you’ll do: Simply rub the oil directly on
your skin, around the affected area. Cover with
your towel and apply heat. For best results, keep
pack on affected area for between 30 and 60
minutes at a time. To achieve maximum benefits,
use for up to 3 days at a time.
The Thyroid Balancing Solution
If you have a little time, you can mix up your own custom-made batch of thyroid balancing solution.
Ingredients
Preparation
• A list of beneficial herbs is included below. One
Unless otherwise indicated by your physician or
of the more popular commercial solutions
the herb itself, solutions should be made with 1
includes bladderwrack
Tsp. of each herb per cup of hot water.
• Bach Flowers remedies can be added to your
• Bring water to a gentle boil and add the herbs.
solution. A list of beneficial Bach Flower remedies • Let steep for the recommended time. 5 to 10
is included below. One of the more popular
minutes for leaf or flowers. 10 to 20 minutes for
commercial solutions includes Cerrato
roots.
• Drink 2 to 4 cups per day until symptoms have
abated.
Vitamins
Important vitamins to consider when treating and managing the symptoms of Graves’ disease and
hyperthyroidism include:
• Bromelain reduces swelling. 250 to 500 mg three times per day between meals.
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 49 • Calcium assists in overall metabolism. 1,000 mg per day.
• Carotenoids serve as powerful antioxidants. Take as directed on label.
• Cobalt (Vitamin B12) is important in your body’s energy production. Take as directed.
• Coenzyme Q10 helps to protect the heart. 50 mg twice a day.
• Lecithin helps to protect every cell in your body from damage. Take 1 or 2 capsules with meals.
• Magnesium assists in overall metabolism. 200 to 600 mg per day.
• Quercetin is an anti-inflammatory. 250 to 500 mg three times per day.
• Riboflavin assists in metabolism. Take as directed on label.
• Selenium helps regulate thyroid and overall immune system function. Take 1 tablet with a meal.
• Thiamine assists with metabolism. Take as directed on label.
• Vitamin B Complex helps in a number of vital body functions. Take 1 tablet per day with food.
• Vitamin A helps in vision and overall immune functions Take as directed on label.
• Vitamin C helps your overall immune system and treats swelling. 250 to 500mg twice a day.
• Vitamin E helps protect the heart. 400 IU twice a day.
• In addition, be sure to take a good multi-vitamin and mineral 1 capsule daily with food.
• Omega-3 fatty acids act as an anti-inflammatory and help the functioning of your immune
system. Take up to 6 capsules daily as a food supplement with your meals.
Recommended Herbs
• Bugleweed (Lycopus virginica) has been shown to significantly decrease thyroid hormone levels.
• Milk thistle (Silibum marianum) helps in maximizing the value of proteins in the body.
• Dandelion root helps in liver function, which then helps the thyroid gland.
• Hawthorn berry (Crataegus laevigata) serves to protect the heart.
• Iceland moss and Irish moss can be used as a natural source of the iodine if deficiency is present.
• Lemon balm has been shown to normalize overactive thyroid.
• Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) serves as an anti-inflammatory.
• Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) relieves heart palpitations
• Bupleurum helps to regulate the endocrine system.
• Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) can help reduce anxiety.
• Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris) helps decrease thyroid hormone production.
• Stephania root helps to minimize cellular damage.
• Turmeric (Curcuma longa) can help increase the positive effects of romelain.
• Valerian can be used as sedative to calm nervousness and restlessness.
• Alvidar is an all-natural herbal all-in-0ne remedy custom created to help remedy many of the
negative side effects of Graves’ disease. Experience the healing power of you Alvidar yourself. Begin
by visiting their informative site at http://www.alvidar.com
Food and Diet: Foods that contain goitrogens are at the very top of the list of foods to eat.
Goitrogens help block iodine absorption. These contain the goitrogens you need.
• Almonds
• Broccoli sprouts
• Brussel sprouts
• Cauliflower
• Cabbage
• Rutabaga
• Kale
• Spinach
• Kohlrabi
• Strawberries
• Mustard greens
• Turnips
• Peanuts
• Soybean and soy products, including tofu
• Peaches
• Radishes
Foods to Avoid
• Aspartame
• Olestra
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• Carbonated beverages
• Chlorine (e.g., chlorinated water)
• Gluten
• Hydrogenated and Partially
• Hydrogenated Oils
• Saccharin
• Saturated fats
• Sucralose
• Sugar
• Sulfites
• Nitrates (found in processed meats such as
bacon and lunch meats)
Hair growth (Female Hair Loss)
Determining Your Level of Hair Loss
There are various ways to determine if hair loss is occurring, with the most obvious characteristics
being a receding hairline, localized bald patches, and thinning of the hair, depending on the type of
pattern baldness experienced.
Type I: There is mild loss of the hair mainly from the top of the head, and around the front of the
scalp. Since this is a mild form of hair loss, a woman's front hairline is still intact. It is possible for
some women to experience hair loss at the sides or the back of the head. As a mild form of hair loss,
women experiencing type I baldness will mainly experience thinning of the hair.
Type II: Type II female pattern baldness is a moderate form of type I with a decrease in the amount
of hair available at the top of the head. There are noticeable patches of hair missing for the top of the
head. The front of the hairline is not affected, but it is obvious to everyone that the woman is losing
her hair. The sides and back of the scalp may be affected.
Type III: Type III female pattern baldness is characterized by a general loss of hair from the scalp.
The woman loses her front hairline, and there is an overall thinness to the scalp and hair. In Type III
hair loss, the hair on the top of the scalp is sparse, and is in patches.
The Causes Of Hair Loss In Women
Genetics: In androgenetic alopecia in women, there are also high levels of DHT produced in the
conversion of testosterone. Instead of the enzyme 5-alpha reductase being responsible for the high
DHT levels as in men, in women the enzyme Aromatase is the cause. Aromatase is necessary to
convert testosterone into estrogen and estradiol, the female hormones. However, unlike in men, a
decrease in Aromatase will lead to an increase in DHT, contributing to female pattern baldness.
Hormones: Estrogen is needed to help maintain the growth of the hair. Any condition that results in
a female reducing the amount of estrogen she produces can result in hair loss. The consequence is
that the body is unable to produce the enzymes that are stimulated by estrogen production to sustain
hair growth.
Pregnancy: During pregnancy many women will see changes to their hair as their body adjusts to
the nutritional demands being placed on it. This is only a temporary loss of hair, which will be
corrected once the woman’s hormones are restored back to their pre-pregnancy level.
Natural and Alternative Remedies for Female Hair
Loss
1. Massage: It is recommended that while washing your hair with cool or lukewarm water, that
the scalp area be massaged until a tingling feeling is achieved. Once increase blood flow occurs, the
nutrients that it brings will provide extra food, to encourage the cells of the hair follicle to multiply
and produce hair.
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 51 2. Essential Oil To remedy hair loss, the two main oils to use in aromatherapy are lavender and
bay oil. These oils should be mixed together in equal parts (about 4-6 drops of each oil), and
combined with a base oil such as almond or sesame oil. After this has been mixed, the oil should
be applied to the scalp, preferably massaging it in, to achieve a double benefit through the massage
and the effect of the oil. The oil should remain on the scalp for at least 30 minutes, or even
overnight if possible. Other main essential oils to use in the treatment of patterned hair loss
include:
• Alma Oil is able to restore hair that has been damaged - especially through over-processing. It
can replace the nutrients the scalp and hair needs to again restore the growth process. To apply
Amla oil, place a few drops into the palm of the hand and massage it into the scalp, making
sure to also coat all hair with the oil. The oil is light enough to be left on, and used on a daily
basis.
• Mustard Oil contains fatty acids to provide nourishment to growing hair follicular cells, help
with cell division, increase the circulation, is also a good scalp conditioner, will provide
antibacterial properties to the scalp and good source of Vitamin E.
• Lavender Oil has anti-microbial. It is especially effective against head lice. When using this oil,
place about 4-10 drops of lavender oil into the palm of the hand and massage into the scalp.
Both the combination of the massage and lavender oil will promote hair growth in the area.
Drops of oil can also be placed within cool water, and used as a hair rinse to keep the hair and
scalp smelling fresh, and looking shiny and healthy.
• Rosemary Oil can keep the hair clean and prevent any scalp infections. A few drops of
rosemary oil in water can remove buildup from the hair and unclog any dirt from the hair
follicles. When rosemary oil is used, the hair follicles are pushed to produce hair, with the new
hair and old hair developing a healthy sheen.
• Chamomile Oil will sooth red irritated skin, causing it to heal, and regenerate the cells that
have died.
• Sage Oil stimulates the hair to grow, contains strong antiseptic characteristics, provides
nourishment to the cells of the scalp that divide to produce hair, is also able to thicken the hair
and reduce hair loss. Other than using the essential oil, sage leaves can be boiled with rosemary
until a hair rinse is formed. After straining the leaves, this hair rinse should be used on the
remaining hair to keep it luxurious and shiny.
• Lemon Oil has the ability to disinfect the hair, increase the blood circulation to the scalp, and
provide a vitamin needed for hair growth. To use this essential oil, about 4-6 drops of it should
be massaged onto the scalp and hair, and remain there for at least 15 minutes.
• Rose Oil is able to shunt blood to the area, and increase the oxygen and nutrients vital for the
cells to produce hair.
3. Herbal Remedies
Saw Palmetto: To use saw palmetto, the berries can be purchased already dried and crushed into a
powder. This powder is made into an ointment using petroleum jelly, or the powder can be made into
a tincture, and rubbed onto the scalp.
Nettle Root: If you decide to drink nettle root tea, allow no more than three and a half cups a day.
Nettle root can also be made into a shampoo with the addition of an essential oil such as lavender and
Castile soap as the shampoo base. The hair should be washed two to three times a week using this
shampoo.
Dong Quai: The best way to use Dong Quai is by preparing a hair rinse, although it can also be
drunk as a tea.
Aloe Vera can be used in gel form, taken as a soft capsule, or added to shampoo and conditioners.
Rubbing the gel into the scalp and hair can prevent hair loss, eliminate dandruff and re-grow hair.
Massaging aloe into the scalp can also cause more blood to flow to this area.
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Henna: An excellent conditioner that leaves the hair feeling soft has an ability to seal the cuticle of
the hair and stop the hair from breaking, conditioning and nourishing the scalp.
Lemongrass: Used to thicken and provide nutrition to the scalp, while removing any oil buildup and
unclogging pores. Lemongrass oil should be massaged into the scalp to increase blood flow.
Capsicum: Able to stimulate the hair cells to divide and produce new hair, resulting in more
oxygenated blood circulating to the scalp, effectively able to increase hair growth by more than forty
percent.
Green Tea: Green tea will not only prevent dandruff, but will strengthen the growing hair. The hair
and scalp are left clean after using a green tea rinse. It will also provide minerals as energy for the
dividing follicular cells.
Vegetable & Fruit Based Remedies
Onions: A medium size onion should be peeled, and cut in half and then rubbed on the scalp until
the scalp is slightly red. This can be done either once a day, or twice a day in the morning and evening.
Lemons: A hair rinse using lemon juice and water is able to remove any buildup of oil and dirt, from
the hair and scalp. The oil located on the rind of the lemon, can also be rubbed onto the scalp in areas
where the scalp is dry, or to remove dandruff.
Oranges: It is recommended to use not only the juice from an orange as a hair and scalp rinse, but
also rub the flesh and rind of the orange onto the scalp and hair.
Ginger: Can be peeled and sliced, and gently massaged onto the hair. Alternatively, it can be pureed
into a paste and placed on the hair for fifteen to thirty minutes a day.
Coconuts: Can be added to hair conditioner to help grow hair. Other than using coconut milk, the
pulp inside the coconut can be ground to a paste, and applied to the scalp. This can be massaged into
the scalp, and should be allowed to remain for about fifteen minutes.
Nutrition and Vitamins for Female Hair Loss
Vitamin A is an important vitamin that is necessary to keep the pores and oil glands clear. The
unusual thing about Vitamin A is that it is important not to increase the dosage too high. The best
sources of in food include: spinach (red and yellow), fortified cow's milk, oranges, and fish oil.
Vitamin B complex controls the level of hemoglobin so the scalp will receive more oxygen. Foods that contain Vitamin B include: soybeans, liver, fish, and chicken.
Vitamin C is needed to nourish the scalp and prevent hair loss. To restore Vitamin C levels in the body, a diet consisting of green leafy vegetables, oranges, lemons and other citrus fruits, peppers, or tomatoes should be eaten.
Vitamin E plays a role in maintaining the hair and scalp to increase the movement of blood
containing nutrients and oxygen to the areas that need them. The best sources of Vitamin E are: green leafy vegetables, grains and cereals, and nuts. Folic Aid. Eating food high in folic acid will cause the body to stabilize the levels of hemoglobin. The
recommended level of folic acid that should be taken is two hundred micrograms for women. The best
sources of folic acid are: leafy vegetables such as spinach, fruits such as bananas, and beans.
Iron is needed by the red blood cells to produce hemoglobin and supply oxygen to the rapidly
dividing cells that produce hair. Meat is not the only source of iron in the diet. It is also available in
green leafy vegetables, beans, and organic bran.
Silica is able to slow down the rate of hair loss, while helping to grow the hair again. It is advised not
only to increase the consumption of food containing silica, such as potatoes, bean sprouts, or peppers,
but to also use hair products that contain silica to help speed up the growth process. Zinc keeps the pores clear and helps in the growth and repair of cells. Zinc is found in foods such as
pumpkin seeds, whole grains, beans, and nuts.
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What is Hashimoto’s Disease and Hypothyroidism?
Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disorder and the leading cause of hypothyroidism. With
Hashimoto’s disease, the body actually attacks its own tissue, causing the production of thyroid
hormone to decrease. Because the thyroid gland is responsible for regulating the body’s metabolism, a
decrease in hormones can lead to a wide assortment of symptoms including fatigue, hair loss, muscle
pain and weight gain.
The thyroid also secretes hormones that control your body’s metabolism. Metabolism is vital in
managing such things as your mood, weight and mental and physical energy levels. The decreased
thyroid hormone produced can lead to all kinds of complications in overall health. In general, a
decrease in thyroid hormones leads to an overall slowing of the body’s normal functioning rate. This
slowing, in turn, leads to all kinds of symptoms and as well as a tendency toward mental and physical
sluggishness.
Signs and Symptoms of Hashimoto’s Disease and
Hypothyroidism
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•
•
Early Stage Symptoms
Cold intolerance • Muscle pain
Constipation
• Paleness
Depression
• Thin, weak fingernails
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Fatigue
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Thin, weak hair
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Joint pain
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Weakness
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Weight gain
Late Stage Symptoms
Slow speech
• Hoarseness
Thinning eyebrows
• Dry, flaky skin
Thickening of the
• Swollen face, feet and
skin
hands
Decreased taste and • Irregular menstrual
smell
periods
• Decreased taste and
smell
Additionally, the following symptoms may present at any time during the disease:
• Absence of teeth or delay in formation
• Lack of menstruation
• Ankle, feet and leg swelling
• Loss of appetite
• Drowsiness
• Muscle atrophy
• Dry hair
• Muscle cramps
• Facial swelling
• Muscle pain
• Hair loss
• Overall sweating
• Joint stiffness
• Uncoordinated body movements
Natural and Alternative Remedies for Hashimoto’s
Disease and Hypothyroidism
1. Bladderwrack Tea
Ingredients
• 2-3 Tsp Bladderwrack (can also be found
in capsule, liquid and dried states at many
health food and herbal stores)
• Stevia (to use as a natural sweetener)
Preparation
To make this helpful, healing tea:
• Bring water to a boil
• Add bladderwrack
• Return to a boil
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Remove from heat and cover
Let steep for 15 minutes
Strain and pour
Add stevia to taste
Drink 8 ounces every 4 hours and/or until
symptoms subside
2. Make It Coconut!
Coconuts (specifically coconut oil) have been shown to significantly help in aiding thyroid function.
By boosting metabolism and assisting your body’s ability to normalize thyroid function, studies are
showing that coconut oil can dramatically improve numerous hypothyroid symptoms, including
weight problems. Experts recommend using organic, extra-virgin oil. If coconut oil is not available, try
cooking with sunflower, olive and/or sesame oils. Be sure to avoid canola, corn, soybean and rapeseed
oils.
3. Protein Drink
Protein has been shown to significantly help in individuals with thyroid issues. This protein drink can
help to lessen the frequency and severity of hypothyroid symptoms. As long as you have your protein
accounted for, you may spruce up your drink in with whatever makes you happy.
Ingredients
Preparation
• 2 eggs
• In a blender, mix together all of your
• 1 Tbsp. Lecithin
ingredients.
• 1 cup whole milk
• Enjoy the health benefits of this protein• 1 Tsp. brewer’s yeast
packed super drink.
• 1/4 cup plain, unsweetened yogurt or 1
Tbsp. acidophilus culture
• 1/8 to 1/4 cup wheat germ
• Optional: fresh or frozen fruit juices
and/or 1 Tbsp. molasses (for taste)
4. Contrast Hydrotherapy: Hot AND Cold—Pack It On!
Contrast hydrotherapy — where a patient alternates cold and hot compress applications — has been
shown to help stimulate healthy thyroid function. Additionally, the compresses can help swelling or
soreness associated with inflamed glands.
Directions
• In a medium-sized bowl, prepare a bath of ice
• Using either the same or separate towel, dip
water.
into the hot water, wring out excess water
and place on the affected area.
• In a separate bowl, prepare a bath of hot water. • Leave on area for three minutes.
• Dip a washcloth or small towel into the iced
• Repeat three times in one sitting, and repeat
water, wring it out, and place on the affected
the entire process 2 to 3 times per day (or as
area.
needed).
• Leave on area for one minute.
5, Sweat It!
Believe it or not, sweating can be a highly effective way to rid your body of the harmful toxic build-up
that leads to complications of hypothyroidism. Easy ways to work up a sweat include:
• Regular exercise for no less than 20 minutes
• Elimination of antiperspirants
• A visit to your local sauna
• Drinking hot beverages can actually build up
a sweat!
6. The Thyroid Balancing Solution
A solution that aids normal thyroid function should have an abundance of minerals, including:
Ingredients
Preparation
• Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)
1. Unless otherwise indicated by your physician
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Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus)
Gotu kola (Centella asiatica)
Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)
Oatstraw (Avena sativa)
Non-fluoridated, non-chlorinated water
or the herb itself, solutions should be made
with 1 Tsp. of each herb per cup of hot water.
2. Bring water to a gentle boil and add the herbs.
3. Let steep for the recommended time: 5 to 10
minutes for leaf or flowers, 10 to 20 minutes
for roots.
4. Drink 3 to 4 cups per day until symptoms have
abated.
7. Vitamin and Herbal Supplementation
Calcium (1,000 mg per day; should be taken at
least 4 hours from the time of taking any thyroid
medication as the calcium can inhibit the proper
absorption of the medication)
Omega-3 fatty acids act as an anti -inflammatory
and help the functioning of your immune system.
Take up to 6 capsules daily as a food supplement
with your meals.
Copper (take as directed on the label)
Iodine (300 mcg per day)
Iron (take as directed on the label)
Magnesium (200 to 600 mg per day)
Neodynium (take as directed on the label)
Selenium (up to 200 mcg per day)
Terbium (take as directed on the label)
Vitamin D (take as directed on the label)
C Vitamin E (200-800 IU per day
Vitamin A (10,000 to 25,000 IU per day)
Vitamin C (1,000 mg three to four times per day)
B complex (50 to 100 mg/day)
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) (15 mg per day)
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) (25 to 50 mg per day)
Vitamin B6 (25 to 50 mg per day)
Vitamin B12 (take as directed on the label)
Zinc (30 mg per day)
Be sure to take a good multivitamin, 1 capsule
daily with food.
Thullium (take as directed on the label)
8. Herbal Recommendations
When creating a tea, unless otherwise indicated, you should use 1 tsp. herb per cup of hot water. As a
general rule of thumb, steep your covered teas for 5 to 10 minutes for leaf or flowers and 10 to 20
minutes for roots. The recommended dose is 2 to 4 cups per day.
• Agnus Castus assists the proper functioning of the pituitary gland and the thyroid.
• Avena sativa is helpful in boosting energy of fatigued individuals, and also helps those suffering
with low libido.
• Bayberry (Myrica Cerifera) helps stimulate and balance your body’s hormone levels, and Black
Cohosh acts to balance hormone levels.
• Black Walnut is high in organic iodine and manganese that helps to support proper thyroid
function, especially sluggish metabolism.
• Bladderwrack is high in iodine and helps balance individuals with an underactive thyroid.
• Coleus forskohlii helps stimulate the thyroid to naturally release more hormones.
• Essential fatty acids, such as Primrose Oil, assist in normalizing thyroid function (1,000 to 1,500
mg three times per day).
• Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) helps limit damage to the thyroid gland.
• Irish Moss helps support the overall health of the thyroid.
• Kelp Seaweed, with its source of iodine, can help assist thyroid function.
• L-Tyrosine helps build plasma levels, which can positively affect the thyroid (500 mg two or three
times per day).
• Mullein (Verbascum Densiflorum) contains iron, magnesium, potassium, sulfur and calcium
phosphate and helps reduce swelling due to autoimmune disorder attacks.
• Siberian Ginseng assists the adrenal and thymus glands, which in turn, help support the health of
the thyroid.
• Spirulina is valuable for overall body health.
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Wild rose: To treat the fatigue and depression, take 2 drops in water and sip in intervals
throughout the day.
• Crab Apple: For overall body cleansing, take 2 drops in water and sip in intervals throughout the
day.
• Elm: To balance the body and reduce damage to the affected systems, take 2 drops in water and
sip in regular intervals throughout the day. Be sure to take this a minimum of 4 times per day.
10. Body Cleansing: Begin a cleansing program that includes a:
• Bowel cleanse
• Kidney cleanse
• Dental cleanse (e.g., teeth cleaning)
• Liver cleanse
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12. Food and Diet
Foods to Eat:
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Cold water fish
Flax seeds
Foods high in fiber
Foods high in protein
Foods high in complex carbohydrates
Foods low in sugars and simple carbohydrates
Leafy greens
Non-fluoridated, non-chlorinated water
Non-starchy vegetables and fruits
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Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids
Oysters
Pumpkin seeds
Sea vegetables
Sesame seeds
Shrimp
Walnuts
Whole grains
Foods to Avoid (or consume in moderation):
Alcohol
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cassava
Cauliflower
Caffeine
Dairy Products
Kale
Lima Beans
Linseed
Maize
Millet
Mustard greens
Pasta
Peanuts
Peaches
Pine nuts
Radishes
Rutabaga
Spinach
Starchy foods
Turnips
Rapeseed
Rice
Sodas
Soy (e.g. tofu, soy milk)
Strawberries
Sweet potatoes
Sugar
Turnips
Wheat
White bread
13. Health and Exercise Program
Suggested exercise programs could include stress reduction techniques, such as:
• Yoga*
• Tai Chi
• Meditation
• Light cardiovascular/aerobic work
• Pilates
• General conditioning and toning
As a starting point, a 30-minute walk is recommended.
*Yoga is particularly beneficial to hypothyroid sufferers, especially the shoulder stand:
1. Begin by lying on your back and bringing your 2. Tuck your chin into your chest.
legs together.
3. With your legs together, slowly raise your legs 4. The weight of your body should be resting on
until they are perpendicular to the floor.
your shoulders.
5. Continue lifting your legs and rolling up on
6. You’ll want to start with short pose times (e.g.,
your lower back to support your hips with
15-30 seconds).
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The Complete Herpes Relief Guide
What is Herpes?
Humans are natural hosts for many different kinds of herpes viruses, ranging from cold sores, genital
herpes, shingles, and mononucleosis as well as a chronic fatigue syndrome. However, in common
usage, herpes is used to describe a viral infection in two main forms: oral herpes (cold sores or fever
blisters) and genital herpes (genital sores or sores below the waist). The word "herpes" comes from
the Greek adjective herpestes, meaning creeping, which refers to the serpent-like pattern that the
blisters may form. The culprit is a virus known as the herpes simplex virus, of which there are two
types:
1. The Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1)
2. The Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV-2)
These viruses are identical under the microscope and either of them can cause oral or genital sores.
However, it has been found that HSV-1 generally attacks above the waist and HSV-2 attacks bellow
the waist.
A human cell infected with the herpes virus releases thousands of new viruses before it is eventually
killed. As many cells are killed, there is damage to the tissue and that is what causes the sores. The
virus can remain latent for days, months, or even years. At some point in the future it "awakens" and
causes the cell to produce thousands of new viruses, which cause an active infection. Recurrent
attacks are apparently due to causes as diverse as:
• Illness
• Skin damage
• Fatigue
• Food allergy
• Exposure to sunlight
• Exposure to very hot or cold temperatures.
• Menstruation
Symptoms of Genital Herpes in Women
Herpes blisters first appear on the labia majora
(outer lips), labia minora (inner lips), and the
entrance to the vagina.
Blisters also appear on the clitoris at the mouth of
the urethra, around the anus, and on the buttocks
and thighs. When due care is not taken, blisters
can spread to the lips, breasts, fingers, and eyes.
Infection of the vagina and the cervix is usually
certain, causing a watery discharge.
Infection of the urethra makes passing urine
painful. Other symptoms that occur in women
are: swelling of the urinary tube, meningitis, and
throat infection
Most women develop painful, swollen lymph
nodes (lymphadenopathy) in the groin and pelvis.
Infection weakens the immune response, making
women susceptible to other infections in the area.
Vaginal yeast infection is often a complication
associated with the primary herpes infection.
Symptoms of Genital Herpes in Men
In men, the herpes blisters usually form on the penis but can also appear on the scrotum, thighs, and buttocks. These symptoms can last up to several weeks, varying from one person to another. Very few men experience the "constitutional symptoms" of fatigue, fever etc. 2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 58 1. It has been observed that about a third of the men infected with herpes have discharges from
the urinary tube.
2. Some men develop painful swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy) in the groin and pelvis.
3. Although less frequently than women, men too may experience painful or difficult urination,
swelling of the urinary tube, meningitis, and throat infection..
Natural and Alternative Remedies for Herpes
Powerful Healing Oils
Red Marine Algae: Dosage of red marine algae is generally four 500mg tablets a day, to be taken on
an empty stomach to prevent herpes recurrence.
Oil of Oregano: A thin coating of the oil applied on the infected area at first signs of a cold sore
often prevents the outbreak altogether.
• Oil of Oregano applied topically on the sores, offers great relief from the painful condition.
However, as it creates heat in the area, Oil of Oregano should not be used on sensitive skin
areas or mucous membranes. Do not use in vagina or anus unless it is well diluted, by adding a
drop or two of the oil to a tablespoon of olive oil.
• A drop of Oil of Oregano internally for one week kills the herpes virus living inside the body.
After the second week, take two drops internally. You can work your way up to 3 drops a day to
help insure a healthy strong immune system.
Peppermint and Lavender Oils: Take two drops of peppermint essential oil and two drops of
lavender oil, and dilute the mixture in some olive oil in the palm of the hand.
Lemon Balm: Like with other oils, applying strong lemon balm extracts to initial herpes outbreaks
can prevent recurrence, or can speed healing.
Simple Home Remedies: Prepare tea by boiling one teaspoon of shredded licorice root per cup of
water for 5 to 10 minutes. Drink four to five cups of licorice tea per day as soon as the itching or
soreness stage starts, indicating that an outbreak is in the offing. A cloth soaked in the tea and applied
to ulcers may speed healing.
Dietary Supplements
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The levels of vitamin C, selenium, zinc, vitamin A, betacarotene and vitamin E in a highpotency multivitamin can enhance immune function, which has been reported to suppress
herpes outbreaks.
60 mg of reishi mushroom extract can reduce the frequency of canker-sore and cold-sores.
A typical dose of L-lysine to maintain remission is 500-1,000 mg daily. Active herpes required
1-6 g, in divided doses, between meals.
Anecdotal reports suggest supplementing with probiotics (acidophilus) might help to reduce
outbreaks of canker sores and cold sores.
Zinc supplementation in the form of 60-90 mg daily (taken in divided doses of 15- 30 mg at a
time with food to prevent nausea from developing) enhances the immune system to identify
and fight the virus. This large dose may be continued for a month or two, and then reduced to
30 mg daily as immune function improves and outbreaks decline.
Vitamin A has shown strong ability to block the replication of herpes viruses. It is
recommended that 50,000 IU of vitamin A be taken daily for the duration of a herpes
outbreak.
A compound of vitamin C with bioflavonoids taken 3-5 times daily was shown to be effective in
the treatment of recurrent HSV-1, reducing blisters and preventing the breaking of vesicular
membranes.
Herpes patients have reported that puncturing a vitamin E soft gel and applying the contents
directly to a lesion hastens healing of the sores, and reduces the painful symptoms. A suggested
oral vitamin E dosage is 400oe600 IU per day.
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Tetrasil should be applied to the affected area 2-3 times daily.
Watkins Medicated Ointment
When treated with a zinc oxide/glycine cream, patients reported a shortened duration of cold
sore lesions (5.0 days) compared to placebo (6.5 days) when the ointment was applied within
24 hours of onset of signs and symptoms.
Witch hazel oil – Using a cotton ball to dab witch hazel on to lesions at the first sign of tingling
has been reported to block herpes outbreaks from advancing. Apply several times per day.
Neem oil: Some people also report good success with blocking a herpes outbreak by ingesting
up to 10 neem-leaf capsules (400 mg per capsule) at the first sign of tingling.
Apple cider vinegar – Dab apple cider vinegar on lesions at the first sign of tingling has been
reported to block herpes outbreaks from advancing.
Earwax – Applying earwax to herpes lesions (lips or genitalia) at the first sign of tingling blocks
the herpes outbreak from advancing.
Special Diets or Food
An imbalance in the level of the amino acids lysine and arginine is thought to be one of the factors
that cause an outbreak of the herpes infection. Foods that are rich in lysine (and have good lysine to
arginine ratio) are listed below:
• Yogurt (whether pail, low fat or fruit) has a very • Fruits like apples, pears, apricots, figs and
high lysine to arginine ratio of 2.97.
avocados.
• Cheeses (Swiss, Edam and Gruyere have the
• Most fish, including salmon, haddock,
best ratios, with Camembert and parmesan close
anchovies, tuna, mackerel, sardines.
behind)
• Milk and cream
• Legumes
The 72hr Home Remedy Action Plan
This three-day plan consists of following 4 main principles.
1. Reduce stress and foster an emotional well-being
• Exercise For 30 minutes Every Day..
• Get Social.
• Avoidance. If you know a certain event or activity is going to cause you stress, simply avoid it.
2. Boost the immune system
• Start by following a simple rule. SLOW DOWN. Do not allow yourself to be hungry, angry,
lonely or stressed
• Plan your day ahead of time. Making sure to eat a healthy diet, that starts with a good
breakfast. Eating properly will not only reduce stress, but it will play a pivotal role in boosting
your immune system.
• Be sure to follow the correct food recommendations listed in the above report. Certain foods
can trigger outbreaks and actually fuel the virus.
• **Most importantly, avoid foods rich in arginine.**
3. Use supplements and herbs
• Drink plenty of water
• Ginseng
• Take an olive leaf extract - daily
• Flavonoids
• Take a high quality multi-vitamin - daily
• Lysine - 500mg 3 times a day for 3 days (most
effective)
• Take echinacea - daily
• Vitamin A – 25,000 iu 2 times a day for 3 days
• Consume probiotics - regularly
• Reishi mushroom – 350-500mg 2 times a day
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• B-Complex – daily
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4. Apply Topical Treatments
• Apply products containing lemon balm, zinc sulfate, vitamin E, or witch hazel – several
times a day to reduce pain and speed healing. Use coconut oil as needed.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS?)
IBS is the lack of continuity and regularity of nerve impulses to the intestinal tract, which causes the
movements of the tract to be uncoordinated and irregular. The result? Food that does not travel
properly through the gut (either too fast or too slow) causes a buildup of waste material. The
condition of IBS results from problems in functionality between the brain, autonomic nervous system,
and intestines. In medical terminology, the disorder simply leads to a change in bowel motility and
sensory function. There are 6 major theories as why IBS is present:
• An improper balance of gut microflora
• Stress
• Certain intestinal molecules such as CCK
• Diet
• Viral or bacterial etiology
• Hormones
Signs and Symptoms of IBS
As each case with IBS is unique, you may be experiencing some or all of these symptoms, worse with
certain events, especially those that include an element of stress or anxiety.
• Constipation
• Mucus in stool
• Alternating episodes of diarrhea and
• Anorexia
constipation.
• Strong urge to have a bowel movement.
• Vomiting
• The urge to defecate again even after you
• Headaches
have already gone.
• Abdominal cramping and pains. These
• Malnutrition
may subside after a bowel movement.
• Bloating
A group of physicians at the 13th International Congress of Gastroenterology in Rome, Italy, in 1988,
defined a set of criteria that more accurately aids a physician in diagnosing IBS.
At least 12 weeks of continuous or recurrent
Two or more of the following, at least on one
symptoms of the following: Abdominal pain or
fourth of occasions or days:
discomfort:
• Altered stool frequency, or
• Relieved with defecation, or
• Altered stool form, or
• Associated with a change in frequency of
• Altered stool passage, or
stool, or
• Passage of mucous, or
• Associated with a change in consistency of
• Bloating or feeling of abdominal
stool.
distention.
Natural and Alternative Remedies for IBS
NUTRITION
Fiber: A high fiber diet would include plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains (such as
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for fiber is 38 grams for men and 25 grams for women (ages 50 years and younger), and 30 grams for
men and 21 grams for women (51 years and older).
• There are two forms of fiber – soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber can be found in citrus fruits,
flax seeds, oat bran, and most all legumes, and happens to be the best form to use when
treating lBS as it will help to bind excess water if the patient has diarrhea and will help to get
the food moving through the tract if the patient is constipated. Always start by adding only
small quantities of extra fiber to your diet.
• Various forms of fiber supplement exist, the most common for treating lBS with constipation
are called bulking agents. These are wheat bran, corn fiber, Equalactin, and Fibercon (made
from polycarbophil) and Psyllium (which can be found in Metamucil, Fiberall, Fybogel, and
other bulking agents). Unfortunately, in most cases these bulking agents are only good for
treating the constipation associated with lBS and not the other lBS symptoms.
• Some patients’ lBS symptoms are caused from food intolerances or allergies. One of the most
notorious is a wheat allergy. When patients try to calm their lBS symptoms by taking fiber
supplement made from wheat bran or other parts of the wheat plant they could actually be
making the symptoms worse rather than better.
Foods to Avoid: The following list of foods should be avoided. They have been found to be major
culprits in the increased production of mucus in the gut (a symptom of lBS) and in inhibiting the
uptake of necessary vitamins and minerals (leading to malabsorption and malnutrition). Stay away or
limit your intake of:
• Animal fats, butter, all carbonate beverages, coffee and all other substances containing
caffeine, candy, chocolate, all dairy products, fried foods, ice cream, all junk foods, the
additives mannitol and sorbitol, margarine, nuts, orange and grapefruit juices, pastries, all
processed foods, seeds, spicy foods, sugar, sugar-free chewing gum, and wheat bran and
wheat products.
• lt has been noted that diarrhea and stomach cramps are associated with the ingestion of foods
that are high in fat or heavily spiced as well as by drinking coffee, other forms of caffeine, and
alcohol.
• Avoid or reduce the intake of gas-producing foods such as beans, broccoli, cabbage, and other
foods containing fermentable carbohydrates if your lBS symptoms include gas and bloating.
Other foods, which are also known to cause a buildup of gas in the intestinal tract, are apple
and grape juice, bananas, nuts, and raisins.
Small Meals: lf you are currently eating three larger meals per day consider experimenting with 5-6
smaller meals during the same time frame. Space them out every 2-3 hours. Eat a small breakfast,
snack, lunch, snack, dinner, and bedtime snack. Always include a protein source as well as a complex
carbohydrate and a reasonable quantity of good fat in each small meal.
Water: When the bowels are dry and impacted, which is a sure sign that they are not receiving
enough fluid, constipation is certain. Without proper quantities of water, the cells, tissues, and organs
fail to function optimally as they are not receiving the nutrients that they require.
Protein: lt’s also crucial to realize that many patients will require extra protein. Studies have shown
that people with lBS may need up to 30% more protein in their diet!
Multi-Vitamins: Malabsorption and malnutrition may result in people with severe cases of lBS. For
this reason, it is imperative that persons with lBS supplement their diets with a good multivitamin.
Nutritional Supplements: Regardless if you decide to take a multi-vitamin or not, there are
several nutrients that you should seriously consider adding to your diet if you have lBS. These include:
• Essential fatty acids (EFA’s). Some of the best sources are flaxseed oil and primrose oil.
• L-Glutamine. Try taking 500 mg two times a day on an empty stomach. Be sure to take with
water or juice but not milk. When taking L-Glutamine, take it along with 60 mg Vitamin B6
and 100 mg Vitamin C to obtain optimal absorption of the amino acid. • In addition to the B6 that you take with the L-Glutamine be sure to get between 50-100 mg of
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each of the other B vitamins three times daily. Be sure to take the vitamins with meals. Vitamin B12 is essential for the proper absorption of foods along with playing a major role in
protein synthesis and the metabolism of carbohydrates as well, as fats in the diet. Probiotics are also known as acidophilus and can be found in supplement form as well as by
adding unsweetened plain yogurt to your diet. STRESS REDUCTION
Breathe Deeply: Rhythmic and regular movements of the intestinal tract require oxygen to perform
correctly.
Visualization: Simply clear your mind of current thoughts and replace with some particular vision
or picture that brings you into a state of relaxation and happiness to remove your worries, fears, and
anxiety.
Professional Therapy: Several forms of therapy have been shown to help. They include progressive
relaxation therapy, hypnosis, behavioral therapy, biofeedback, and traditional psychotherapy. Group
therapy has also proven helpful for many patients.
Progressive Relaxation: The therapy consists of simply tightening and releasing muscle groups,
one at a time. Most therapists recommend practicing it 15-20 minutes a day for eight weeks. You can
start with any group of muscles. For example, start with the right fist, move to the right arm and
shoulder. Repeat for the left arm. Then move to the right foot, leg and hip followed by the same
sequence in the left leg. Groin, abdomen, chest, back, and neck are next. Finally, tighten and relax
each feature of the face.
Yoga: Regular yoga practice will lower feelings of anxiety, and its gentle and slow yet aggressive
movements and poses will facilitate regular movements of the digestive tract.
Exercise: Speaking of exercise, daily exercise can be as simple as a brisk 20 minute walk around the
block will help to reduce constipation, help the body to absorb the nutrients from food better, and
increases the strength of the immune system.
ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS
Herbal Treatments
• Peppermint oil should be taken between meals. This herb can be taken 2-3 times per day, or
as recommended by your health care provider. Most studies indicate that 2 enteric-coated
capsules each containing 0.2 ml of peppermint oil has been effective. If the pills aren’t your
style, try peppermint leaf tea. Drink 1-2 cups 3-4 times per day, preferably between meals. As a
side note – do not use if you are pregnant and do not give to children.
• Chamomile can be found in capsules, tablets, or tea form at most any natural food store.
• Aloe Vera: It is said that aloe vera, over time when taken regularly, will help to remove the
impacted toxic matter and help the digestive tract to become balanced again.
Home Remedies
• Colonic Hydrotherapy: To carry out colon hydrotherapy you can visit a certified
practitioner or consider purchasing a colon cleansing kit which can be used within the privacy
of your own home.
• Home Remedy #1: A drink of freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice alone or mixed with a
small amount of water, taken once a day in the morning has helped many people to “dry up”
their diarrhea. No sugar or honey in this drink!
• Home Remedy #2: There once was a man who discovered that on those days that he
consumed a few slices of this bread in the morning, his constant urge to defecate and the
ensuing pains that would bring were gone!
• One package of Pillsbury date nut bread. (Follow the directions on the package except for
the oil (no oil). Replace the oil with three tablespoons of applesauce.)
• Add to the mixture ½ cup of chopped walnuts and ½ cup of chopped dates.
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• Bake as directed on package. Eat two ½ inch slices each morning.
Home Remedy #3: The alternating constipation and diarrhea of IBS can be alleviated:
1 pound prunes
• 1 ounce Senna leaves
1/2 pound figs
• Remove pits from fruit and chop altogether,
mold into bars or small sticks and dry 1/2 pound dates
Dose: Size of hickory nut for adult, less for child
• Quick Fixes: Switch to bland foods – think baby food flavors! – such as rice, sweet
potatoes, well-steamed green and yellow vegetables, and bananas.
Kidney Stones
What are Kidney Stones?
Kidney stones, usually comprised of a compound called calcium oxalate, are the result of a build-up of
dissolved minerals on the inner lining of the kidneys. These deposits can grow to the size of a golf ball
while maintaining a sharp, crystalline structure. They may be small and pass unnoticed out of the
urinary tract, but they may also cause extreme pain upon exiting. Kidney stones that remain inside
the body can lead to many conditions, including severe pain and ureter (the tube connecting the
kidney and bladder) blockage that obstructs the path urine uses to leave the body.
Signs and Symptoms of Kidney Stones
If the kidney stone is small enough, there may not be any symptoms at all. However, if the kidney
stone starts to travel out of the body through the urinary tract tubes, they can cause severe pain in the
back, side, abdomen, groin or genitals. This can be accompanied by vomiting and nausea. Whether
the kidney stones move or stay in the kidney, there might be presence of blood in the urine, with
frequent and painful urination.
Natural and Alternative Remedies for Kidney Stones
Coke and Asparagus Remedy
Over the course of 2 hours, drink 72 ounces of Coke (not Pepsi). Steam or quickly boil the 6-8 oz.
asparagus. Process in the blender until well-puréed. Within 5 minutes from drinking the last 12
ounces, eat the asparagus purée. Rather than simply gulping it down, try to mix the purée well with
your saliva. The remedy begins working immediately and, within a few hours, you’ll begin to pass the
stones through your urine as sand-like particles.
The remedy works best if done on an empty stomach during mid-morning time. This will allow you to
have more time to expel the by-products of the cleanse. If the kidney stones are not all passed the first
day, repeat the process within 3 days. If you have a scheduled surgery, repeat the next day!
Continue to drink a large quantity of distilled water immediately after taking the asparagus. The water
will serve to re-hydrate your body. The qualities of Coke will begin to dehydrate you, so the water
helps to prevent this from happening.
Celery Seed Tea Remedy
Bring 2 cups water to boil. Add 2 Tablespoons celery seed and cook until soft. Remove mixture from
heat and strain seeds to remove from water. Drink the tea in ½ cup measurements once every hour
over the course of 1.5 hours. Try to keep from urinating for as long as possible. If you have the same
results as our writer, you’ll notice your kidney stones eliminated quickly and easily.
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 64 Watermelon Cleanse
For prevention and elimination of kidney stones, we’ve found that one of the easiest ways to cleanse
the kidney is with a watermelon cleanse.
Fill a bath with warm water. Enter your tub and eat 20-100 kg of watermelon. It’s that simple! Your
goal is to eat as much watermelon as you can throughout the day. You will continually empty your
urinary bladder into the water. We know that sounds gross, but you can do it—especially since you’re
looking to improve your health and eliminate kidney stones, right? Using this simple technique,
people have dissolved big stones and then passed small kidney stones (sand) out of their body for
years.
Lemon Juice and Oil
Pour 3 ounces of the extra virgin light olive oil and 3 ounces of lemon juice (fresh squeezed or bottled)
into a glass. Mix together with a spoon. Preferably, right before bedtime, drink the mixture. Repeat
every day until the stones pass. Be sure to drink no less than 10 glasses of water throughout each of
the next 3 days, especially when you wake and right before bedtime.
Olive oil acts as a lubricant in your body, making your kidney stones pass easier through your urinary
tract. The lemon juice is highly acidic, thus helps break down the stones, making passage much easier.
The combination of both ingredients will work well to get rid of your kidney stones.
One Cherry Remedy
CHERRIES! Black, sweet yellow, or red cherries have all shown to be effective. Frozen or canned
cherries can also be used. Blueberries, strawberries, and other red-blue berries have also been shown
beneficial.
We recommend eating 20-30 cherries immediately at the onset of an attack. For addressing uric
kidney stones, a daily regimen of eating one-half pound of cherries a day for 3–5 days is suggested.
Kidney Cleanse
Ingredients
• You can purchase the following items at an herbal supply house.
• 1/4 cup dried Hydrangea root
• 1/4 cup Gravel root
• 1/4 cup Marshmallow root
• 1/4 cup Cleaver’s herb
• 1/4 cup Uva Ursi leaves
• You can purchase the following items in a local health food store.
• Vegetable glycerin
• Goldenrod tincture (leave this out of the recipe if you are allergic to it)
• Ginger capsules (if unavailable in capsules, buy crystallized ginger root and eat a couple of
pieces when capsules are indicated).
• Vitamin B6 (250 mg)
• Magnesium oxide tablets (300 mg)
• You can purchase the following item at your local fruit and/or vegetable store.
• 1 large bunch of fresh parsley
Procedure
1. Measure and set the roots to soak together in 10 cups of cold tap water. Use a non-metal
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After soaking for four (4) hours (overnight is better), heat this mixture to boiling and simmer it
for 20 minutes.
Drink a 1/4 cup as soon as it is cool enough.
Pour the rest through a bamboo strainer (non-metal) into a sterile pint jar (glass container)
and several freezable containers.
Refrigerate the glass jar.
After rinsing, boil the fresh parsley in 1 quart of water for three minutes.
Drink 1/4 cup of this mixture when cool enough.
Note: Because parsley spoils more rapidly than the root mixture, refrigerate a
pint and freeze 1 pint. Discard the rest of the parsley.
Dosage
• Each morning, pour together 3/4 cup of the root mixture and 1/2 cup parsley water in a large
mug.
• Add 20 drops of Goldenrod tincture and 1 tablespoon of glycerin.
• Drink this mixture in divided doses throughout the day. Keep cold. Do not drink it all at once
or you will get a stomach ache and feel pressure in your bladder. If your stomach is very
sensitive, or you know that you have kidney stones, are over 70 years old, or sense pressure in
the bladder, do only half this dose or less (see below for caution notice).
• Save the roots after the first boiling; storing them in the freezer. When your supply runs low,
boil them a second time, but add only six (6) cups water and simmer for only 10 minutes.
• You may cook the roots a third time if you wish, but the recipe gets less potent. If your problem
is severe, only cook the roots twice.
• Also take:
1. Ginger (capsules): one with each meal - three (3) per day
2. Vitamin B6 (250 mg): one per day
3. Magnesium oxide (300 mg): one per day
4. Beyond their natural benefits, taking these supplements just before your meal will help you to
avoid burping.
Normal Cleanse Duration: 3 weeks
Caution: Elderly persons, those suffering from the eliminative process of cancer, and other special
cases should do only half of a kidney cleansing regimen.
Such a regimen would include:
• 1/2 dosage of kidney herbs for first five days
• Full dosage for two weeks
• Half dosage for three months
Kidney Stone Prevention
Drink Distilled Water with a Twist of Lemon
It is very important that you drink at least 8 full glasses of water every day. A good guideline is 16
ounces of water every two hours that you are awake. Also, there is even more encouraging benefits to
your health when the water you drink is distilled.
Change Your Diet
1. Spicy foods increase the chance of kidney stone formation, so modify your diet to eat more
bland food.
2. Reduce your dairy food intake.
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 66 3. Avoid drinking any kind of beverage with caffeine in it.
4. Other foods to avoid in excess include: apple juice, grapefruit juice, excess Vitamins C and D,
chocolate, rhubarb, spinach, wheat bran, nuts, cranberries, and beans.
Ladybugs
What are Multicolored Asian Ladybug Beetles (MALB)?
The multicolored Asian lady beetle made its way into the United States through a number of
accidental and planned releases. Several reports suggest the prevalent species was accidentally
brought on ships to various ports, notably New Orleans, in the late 1980’s, and has since spread
throughout the country and parts of Canada.
However, earlier attempts imported this biological control agent from Russia, Japan, Korea, and
elsewhere in the Orient to the United States as part of a Federal effort to naturally control insect pests
in trees.
The name "multicolored" refers to the varying color forms of the adult lady beetles. This insect has a
wider range of colors and spot numbers than other lady beetle species. They range in color from pale
yellow-orange to dark orange-red. The most common form of the multicolored Asian lady beetle in
the United States is mustard to red in color with 16 or more black spots. Adult multicolored Asian lady
beetles are approximately 0.2 to 0.3 inches long.
Multicolored Asian lady beetles often seek hibernation sites in and around buildings, whereas native
lady beetle species typically overwinter in sheltered sites outdoors. The multicolored Asian lady
beetles appear to orient toward light-colored, conspicuous objects, such as white buildings. Large
numbers collect on outside walls warmed by the sun, especially on the south and southwest sides.
Homes or buildings that are not brightly illuminated by sun, especially if shaded on the southwest
side, are less likely to attract lady beetles.
Problems with Multicolored Asian Ladybug Beetles
Homeowners often express concern and aggravation with these nuisance pests. During late autumn,
homeowners complain that multicolored Asian lady beetles cluster on the sides of houses; "crunch"
under foot; get into food and drinks; alight on hands, arms, and other parts of the body; and
sometimes enter the ears and mouth. The lady beetles can be so numerous that they appear to be
"raining" outdoors or swarming like bees.
Home Invasion
Unlike our native species of lady beetles, the multicolored Asian lady beetle seeks protected
hibernation (overwintering) sites in and around buildings. Multicolored Asian lady beetles may
overwinter underneath siding, roof shingles, landscaping timbers, or leaf litter. During warm days of
late winter and early spring, overwintering beetles in a wall space may become active. In their search
for an exit, they may enter the home's living areas and become a nuisance. Since multicolored Asian
lady beetles are attracted to light, they are often drawn toward windows and light fixtures
Stains and Odor
When lady beetles are disturbed, they defend themselves by exuding a yellow-orange body fluid,
which is their blood. This defense mechanism is termed reflex bleeding and generally prevents
predators, such a birds, from eating the lady beetles. The blood has a foul odor and can permanently
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 67 stain walls, drapes, carpeting, etc
"Bites"
Multicolored Asian lady beetles do not sting or bite, but infrequently pinch exposed skin.
Allergic Reactions
Some individuals report an allergenic response to lady beetles. Although published reports are
uncommon, multicolored Asian lady beetles apparently can cause inhalant allergies.
Removing Multicolored Asian Lady Beetles from Your Home
Because the readers of this report are primarily concerned with how to rid their homes of the
multicolored Asian lady beetle, following is a short summary of the most effective natural solutions.
Vacuuming: An effective way to minimize problems with large numbers of multicolored Asian lady
beetles is to use a vacuum cleaner or shop-vac to "bag" the beetles.
Repelling: Camphor oil is an all-natural oil that repels multicolored Asian lady beetles when
vaporized or diffused in your home. Multicolored Asian lady beetles find their wintering places by
sensing warmth, seeing light, and smell. If they smell camphor oil, they will fly away! Purchase
camphor oil (repellant) online at
http://www.kalyx.com/store/prodpage.cfm?AffiliateID=2004029553 Search for “camphor” and then
order the products you need. Below are some alternative methods for using camphor to repel
multicolored Asian lady beetles:
• Place camphor cakes or crystallized camphor in knee-hi nylon stockings and hang them on the
outside of the house near a known entry point.
• Place camphor crystals directly in window sills. The multicolored Asian lady beetles will make
haste in the opposite direction and leave within hours.
• Place cotton balls containing a few drops of camphor essential oil in the corner
of the windows. Re-apply the oil often.
If you have a ladybug problem, the first thing you'll want to do is try burning white sage bundles
inside your house. Start in the center of the house with a bundle of white sage. Let the smoke infuse a
bit around the house but mainly concentrate on getting the smell by the windows & foundation. One
gentleman said he did this in his house 3 years ago & said "I haven't had a single lady bug in my house
since!" There are a number of internet sources that sell white sage bundles, just do a search on
Google. We purchased ours at www.Matoska.com
Trapping: The other possibility to get rid of multicolored Asian lady beetles is to use lures and traps.
You can make a trap yourself according to the directions outlined in this report. The Kit includes 2
brand new traps – and extra lures. One of the traps is commercial strength and includes a special
black-light and container that is great at trapping and killing multicolored Asian lady beetles.
Preventing Multicolored Asian Lady Beetles From Your Home
The best management recommendation is to prevent multicolored Asian lady beetles from entering
the home or building. Preventive measures should include a variety of non-chemical pest-proofing
tactics. Take measures to exclude these lady beetles before late autumn when they begin to seek
overwintering sites in structures.
Exclusion Methods
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 68 Seal, Caulk and Screen
• Seal cracks around windows, doors, siding, utility pipes, and other openings. Use weather
stripping or a good quality silicone or silicone-latex caulk. Larger gaps can be sealed with
urethane foam, glass wool or stainless steel wool, etc.
• Install tight-fitting door sweeps or thresholds at all exterior entry doors.
• Around garage doors, install a rubber seal rather than vinyl, which seals poorly in cold weather.
• Install insect screening (20-mesh maximum) over attic and exhaust vents to prevent lady
beetle entry.
• Replace and repair damaged door and window screens. Leave screens on windows instead of
storing them.
• Long-term relief may come from planting trees that will grow up to shade the south and west
sides of the house.
Exterior Pesticide Application
While sealing openings is the more permanent way to deny beetle entry, comprehensive pest proofing
is time-consuming and sometimes impractical. For large infestations with intolerable numbers of
beetles, spraying pyrethroid insecticides such as permethrin or esfenvalerate to the outside of
buildings no more than two weeks before the beetles appear may help prevent pest entry. Timing is
very important, and outdoor preventive treatments should be done prior to overwintering attempts by
the lady beetles. If the chemical is applied after the first cold snap of autumn, lady beetles that already
have congregated indoors will be unaffected. If applied too early, the chemical may degrade and lose
its effectiveness against the lady beetles.
Wettable powder and microencapsulated formulations of residual pyrethroid pesticides appear to be
most effective against multicolored Asian lady beetles. Residual pyrethroids include a variety of active
ingredients, such as bifenthrin, cyfluthrin, cypermethrin, deltamethrin, lambda-cyhalothrin, or
tralomethrin. Pesticides that contain the active ingredients carbaryl or chlorpyrifos appear to be less
effective against these lady beetles. Examine the pesticide label to determine what chemical is listed as
the active ingredient.
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 69 Lyme Disease
What is Lyme Disease?
Lyme disease (LD) is a bacterial infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a type of bacterium called a
spirochete that is carried by the common black-legged, or deer, tick. Infected ticks transmit the
spirochete to the humans and animals it bites. If left untreated, the bacterium will travel through the
host body's bloodstream and situate itself within a variety of body tissues. The results are many and
varied, including such things as rashes, flu-like symptoms, and aching joints that mimic arthritis.
Without treatment, Lyme disease can cause serious, long-term health problems, but Lyme disease can
often be treated with antibiotics.
Only two species of ticks, both belonging to the "Ixode" genus, are carriers: Deer Ticks (Ixodes
scapularis), and Black-Legged Ticks (Ixode pacificus). Ixode ticks are found mainly on deer, although
field mice, rabbits, sheep, and cattle may also pick them up. After a tick has become infected, it can
infect any animal it bites. If you are the unlucky recipient of a tick bite from an infected tick, you still
might not get the disease. In fact, a tick typically has to stay attached to its host body for more than 36
hours before it transmits the infection to the host's bloodstream.
What Are The Most Common Symptoms of Lyme Disease?
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Diminished or absent reflexes
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Poor coordination/ataxia
Difficulty reading
Slow or slurred speech
Unexplained chills & fevers
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Loss of muscle tone
Changes in taste or smell
Twitching of muscles (face or other)
Obsessive-Compulsive symptoms
Panic attacks
Changes in cerebral blood flow/brain
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Peripheral neuropathy/tingling/numbness
Number reversal
Change in hearing/buzzing/tinnitus
Trigeminal neuralgia (TMJ)
Unexplained hair loss
Dilated cardiomyopathy
Visual disturbance
Loss of temperature control
Weight changes (loss or gain)
Difficulty swallowing
Heart palpitations/chest pain
One of the most common symptoms is a red rash known as erythema migrans. This rash presents
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 70 itself as a red circular patch approximately 2 inches in diameter that appears and grows around the
place where the tick originally bit. The rash typically appears between three and 30 days after being
bit. Often the center of the bite will clear and present itself as a bull's eye. Typically, however, while
the rash may be warm, it is neither painful for itchy.
However, if the infection is left untreated, it may spread to other parts of the body within days or
weeks. Additional complications such as Bell's palsy, intense headaches and stiffness due to
meningitis heart palpitations and dizziness and shooting pains. Eventually up to 60% of patients with
untreated infections also have arthritis symptoms with intense joint pain and swelling, most often in
the knees. For a small percentage of infected victims, chronic neurological issues occur, including
numbness in the hands or feet and short term memory loss. Even with treatment, some victims of
Lyme disease have ongoing symptoms that last months and years and include fatigue, ongoing muscle
and joint pain, and arthritis.
Natural and Alternative Remedies to Lyme Disease
The 72 Hour Remedy: Salt and Vitamin C Never Tasted So Good!
Dosage
• 12-one gram tablets of salt. One brand of salt pill is CMC (Consolidated Midland Corporation),
NDC#0223-1760-01, ordered through a pharmacy (no prescription required)
• 12-1,000 mg tablets of Vitamin C
• Water
Usage
• The treatment requires that you take 1 of each every hour throughout the day with ample
amounts of water.
• Taking each dosage with food is advised to help in absorption and to reduce side effects. Avoid
large doses at the outset. If you can tough it out, do so. However, the effects are sometimes
immediate and powerful if the infection is of long duration and the bacteria has had a chance to
establish a strong foothold in your system.
• We have found a better approach is to gradually increasing the dosage and "working with" the
Herxheimer reactions as they occur with the protocol. A gradual-dosage protocol, even at the
initial lower quantities, can have a notable effect depending upon bacterial load, body weight,
etc. In fact, a smaller person often does not have to use the entire 12 grams per hour of salt and
Vitamin C; 6 to 8 grams often is enough for a full effect.
• In any case, indications that the body is 'flushing' toxins and attendant phenomena referred to
as 'Herxheimer' reactions should suggest that the current dosage level in a gradual-dose
protocol should be maintained. Once the body becomes acclimated to that level of dosage, the
next higher level can be attempted. Should the Herxheimer reaction be especially arduous,
return to the lower dosage until the reaction passes, then resume a gradual increase once again.
• An example of a gradual-dose protocol would begin with a dose of 1 gram each of salt and
Vitamin C at 10 am and again at 2 PM. If you experience fatigue or have a mild feeling of
malaise, omit a 6 PM dose. Instead, drink plenty of water through the rest of the day and
evening. Maintain a schedule of just 2 doses per day until there is no reaction--this may take 1
or 2 days--then move on to 3 doses per day with the addition of a dose at 6 PM.
• Continue a gradual increase until reaching the 8 -12g of both salt and Vitamin C. Though 12
grams a day is what the protocol asks for, there is usually a notable effect after reaching 8
grams per day. Higher doses have an increased effect where there is a "stubborn" area in the
body. Once you've attained the prescribed dosage, you will begin noticing immediate results.
• Remember to drink large quantities of water--no less than 12-8 ounce glasses. This will not
only serve to keep you hydrated as your body flushes itself, but also help to make sure the
remedy is delivered throughout the body as needed. If after 72 hours you do not feel better,
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Bromelain acts much like an NSAID. Suggested dose: 2 x 500 mg daily.
Proper protein synthesis can only be achieved with MSM monomers. Daily dosages of 2,000 to
4,000 mg are recommended.
CoQ10 functions as a powerful antioxidant. Suggested dose: 200-300 mg daily.
L-glutamine: Suggested dose: 4 x 500 mg daily on an empty stomach.
L-glycine: Suggested dose: 4 x 500 mg daily on an empty stomach.
Shark cartilage. Suggested dose: Take 3-6 capsules daily until pain subsides.
Vitamin C is the wonder vitamin. Suggested doses: During intense joint pain, 1,000 mg per
hour until you reach bowel tolerance indicated by diarrhea. For maintenance, 500-3,000 mg
daily.
Herbs
Acting as super-boosters, herbs help give your immune system that extra "get up and go" it needs to
stay strong and vital. Following is a list of some of the most effective herbs for treating your
symptoms.
• Reishi Mushroom
• Oregano Oil
• BoswelliaTurmeric
• Olive Leaf • Grapefruit Seed Extract Hot or Cold? Pack It On for Relief!
For many, the symptoms of Lyme disease can show up as swelling and inflammation. For immediate
relief of these painful symptoms, pack it on with an ice or castor oil pack. To determine which is right
for you, hot packs (castor oil) are usually used to relieve dull pain whereas sharper pain tends to
respond best to cold packs (ice).
Ice Pack
Castor Oil Pack
What you'll need:
• Ice
• Secure plastic bag (e.g., Ziploc®)
• Towel or hand cloth, moistened
What you'll do:
Simply put the ice in a secure, plastic bag
wrapped in a moistened towel or hand cloth and
apply directly to the affected area. Hold on the
area for 15 to 20 minutes at a time. This can be
repeated every hour for as long as symptoms and
swelling persists. For additional relief, try
massaging the affected area in between ice
treatments.
What you'll need:
• Castor oil
• Towel or hand cloth, moistened
• Heating pad (if you don't have a heating
pad, you can heat up the towel/hand cloth
in the microwave or use a hot water bottle.
Be sure to make sure it's not too hot for
your skin.)
What you'll do: Simply rub the oil directly on your
skin around and over the affected area including
the bite. Cover with your towel and apply heat.
For best results, keep the pack on the affected
area for between 30 and 60 minutes at a time.
Use for up to 3 days at a time.
Water: For Lyme disease sufferers it is critical that a minimum of 10 to 12 eight-ounce glasses of
water be consumed every day. A simple equation determines how much water an individual should
drink daily: body weight divided by two equals the minimum number of ounces of water
recommended. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you need to drink a minimum of 75 ounces of
purified water or reverse-osmosis water per day on an empty stomach. If alkaline water with a pH of
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 72 greater than 7 is available, then it will greatly help your body's ability to flush the toxins and infection
from your body. Baking soda can be added to the water to alkalize it, as well.
The Prostrate Secrets Report
What is the prostrate?
The prostate is a gland surrounding the urethra and is located in front of the rectum below the
bladder. A healthy prostate is approximately the size and shape of a chestnut and plays a vital role in
the male reproductive system. Its purpose is to produce and release a fluid that makes up a significant
portion of seminal fluid. The remaining fluid is produced by seminal vesicles. These fluids combine,
transport sperm through the urethra (the same tube that passes urine) during ejaculation, and are
meant to neutralize the vagina’s naturally acidic environment, making it easier for fertilization to
occur as it ensures the sperm’s survival. Without the prostate, fertility is lost and erectile dysfunction
is common. There Are Three Main Problems that Affect the Prostate...
• Infection
• Enlargement
• And Cancer
Symptoms of Prostrate Problems
All three common problems of the prostrate can cause the following symptoms due to the close
proximity to the urethra and bladder; however, some men who develop prostate cancer will be
asymptomatic:
• Frequent and/or urgent need to urinate
• Difficulty urinating
• Painful urination
• Weak urinary stream
• Blood in urine
• Loss of urinary control
• Waking repeatedly at night to urinate
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There Are Two Important Tests to Determine if You Are at Risk for
Developing Prostate Cancer...
1. The first is a digital rectal exam.
2. The second is the prostate-specific antigen test or PSA test.
Natural and Alternative Remedies for Prostrate Problems
Prostate and Diet
The evidence points to diets high in saturated fat as the largest contributor to prostate cancer.
Saturated fats are found in foods such as red meat, which may raise the risk of prostate cancer by 3040%, dairy produce, deep fried foods, and others. These foods also lead to obesity, which can affect
the accuracy of the PSA test, delaying diagnosis and treatment. PSA levels are frequently lower in
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 73 overweight patients even when disease is present. As you set the goal to add healthier foods to your
diet consider the following:
• Five servings of fruits and vegetables per day. • Cold water fish and fish oils (Though found
Many of these are rich in vitamins, minerals,
less in cold water fish, be aware of mercury
antioxidants (which fight cancer) and fiber.
levels as this is becoming a growing problem
Remember, when you add fiber, you also need
with pollution. Smaller varieties may be a
to drink more water to avoid constipation.
better choice and you can take a Selenium
supplement to counteract the possible effects
of the mercury.)
• Seeds and nuts such as pumpkin seeds and
• Broccoli sprouts
almonds that still contain the skin – raw,
unsalted is your best choice Flax seed (not the
oil as it may promote tumor growth)
• Whole grain foods (including breads and
• Olive oil
fortified cereals)
• Soy products
• Low fat dairy and other calcium rich foods
• Green tea
Vitamins
Vitamin A: Found in apricots, lettuce, spinach, chicken livers, and other foods, this vitamin has
many health benefits including immune function and cell growth support. It is also important to the
reproductive systems in men and women, and is most known for the role it plays in vision.
Vitamin B6: This vitamin is essential for a healthy nervous system and has anti-inflammatory
properties, specifically of the skin. It is found in fortified cereals, chickpeas (otherwise known as
garbanzo beans), and nuts.
Vitamin C: Consuming foods such as strawberries, cauliflower, grape juice, red peppers, citrus fruits
and juices will help you receive the multiple health benefits of this vitamin. It promotes healing, a
stronger immune system, iron absorption, and it blocks free radicals from damaging cells.
Vitamin D: It is needed for healthy bones and teeth, cell growth, and it aids in reducing
inflammation. Sunlight is an important source of Vitamin D. Skin cancer is a concern, but mild
exposure to the sun’s rays is healthy. It is also found in foods such as fortified milk, salmon, sardines,
shrimp, cod, and eggs.
Vitamin E: This is another protector against free radicals, it promotes effective cell communication,
and it gives your skin added protection from ultra-violet rays. Take advantage of this effective prostate
cancer fighter through fortified cereals, nuts, spinach, and tomato products.
Beta-Carotene: When you consume foods such as spinach, sweet potatoes, carrots, and pumpkin,
you protect your cells from free radicals, and improve your immune and reproductive systems. Foods
rich in Beta-Carotene are also another source of Vitamin A.
Calcium: This mineral is found in dairy products, many leafy greens, sardines with bones, sesame
seeds, and even blackstrap molasses. Calcium promotes strong, healthy bones; proper nerve and
muscle function, and affects the clotting of the blood.
Lycopene: Its health benefits include prevention of cholesterol oxidation, which slows the
progression of arteriosclerosis, and it is another free-radical fighter. When tomatoes are cooked,
Lycopene is enhanced. Consider adding a little olive oil for enhancement to your favorite spaghetti
sauce. Other foods containing Lycopene are papaya, pink grapefruit, watermelon, and guava.
Selenium: This mineral enables thyroid hormone production, fights free radicals, and prevents joint
inflammation. Nuts, fish, whole-grain wheat flour, mushrooms, and garlic are all excellent sources of
Selenium.
Zinc: Blood sugar regulation, metabolic rate stabilization, and strengthened immune system are
some of the benefits of this micro mineral. It also improves your sense of taste and smell. Lean beef,
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 74 oysters, and crab contain a healthy dose of Zinc.
The Benefits of Soy: In a study done on Japanese men, those who ate tofu five times a week, their
chances of getting prostate cancer decreased by 65% compared to those who ate it once a week. For
those who drank soymilk once a day, they were 70% less likely to develop prostate cancer than those
who drank none.
Foods to Eliminate
· Alcohol and caffeine
· Animal products
· Foods high in saturated fat
· Processed food and sugars
· Sugar and sugar substitutes
· Hydrogenated oil found in margarine,
doughnuts, potato chips, cakes, and deep fried
foods
· Processed foods
· Pasteurized dairy foods (you may even consider
cutting out dairy)
Prostate and Supplements
The Importance of Medical Supervision and Supplements
• If you are on blood thinners, do not take Vitamin E supplements.
• Those with heart or kidney conditions should not take Magnesium without doctor permission.
• Vitamin C taken in excess of 1,200 mg may cause diarrhea.
• Your physician should carefully monitor zinc taken beyond 15 mg.
The Best Source of Cancer Fighting Nutrients
• Zinc is considered by many doctors to be helpful in treating BPH. Too much Zinc leads to
anemia, immune system problems, and can be toxic. Take between 11 and 40 mg per day.
• Omega - 3 Fatty Acids: Studies have shown that some vegetable oils, fish, and nuts
containing this substance are beneficial for your heart and may have the ability to prevent
advanced prostate cancer. Adding a few servings per week should make a significant difference.
Vitamins and Minerals.
• Vitamin A: Between 3,000 and 10,000 IU per day
• Vitamin B6: Between 1.7 and 100 mg per day
• Vitamin C: Between 90 and 1,800 mg per day22
• Vitamin D: Between 400 and 2,000 IU per day
• Vitamin E: Between 22.5 and 1,500 IU per day
• Calcium: Between 1,200 and 2,500 mg per day
• Selenium: Between 55 and 2,500 mg per day
The Shocking Truth About Your Body Weight And Your Prostate
Health
Shrink That Waistline: For men whose waistlines measure 43 inches or more, they have a 50%
increased likelihood of experiencing symptoms of prostate enlargement and undergoing surgery.
Below are some strategies for controlling your weight:
• Drink about 2 or 3 quarts of water per day
• Exercise
• Increase your fiber intake
• Eliminate alcohol
• Reduce the fat and sugar in your diet
Water and Weight Loss: Increased water also helps prevent conditions that are connected to
prostate enlargement including bladder infections, kidney problems, and cystitis.
The Importance of Fiber: A diet high in fiber is a diet high in healthy foods such as fruits and
vegetables, beans, and whole grains. Increasing the fiber in your diet has many health benefits,
including weight loss.
Lose the Bad. Lose the Fat: Saturated and hydrogenated fats, alcohol, and sugar not only have no
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 75 nutritional value, they are harmful. As you eliminate or reduce your intake of these, your body will
lose the pounds with more ease.
Get Moving! Whether you choose biking, swimming, running, or walking, you will burn those
calories. Try alternating your exercise routine for variety. You can also do simple things like using the
stairs when given the opportunity or parking a little further away.
Scabies
What is Scabies?
Scabies is an infestation of the skin with the microscopic mite known by the Latin name Sarcoptes
scabei. Scabies spreads rapidly under crowded conditions where there is frequent skin-to-skin contact
between people, such as in hospitals, institutions, child-care facilities, and nursing homes.
Scabies mites burrow into the skin using their mouths and front legs. They don’t actually carry
disease, but their presence in the body creates an immune system response that we call scabies.
Scabies is caused by direct, prolonged contact with an infested person. It’s also possible to get scabies
from clothing or linens used by an infested person. If you sleep in the same bed someone with scabies
has slept in, for instance, or wear clothes after them or share a towel, you could pick up the mites.
Signs and Symptoms of Scabies
Scabies usually manifests as a rash or pimple-like irritation at the site of infestation. The spots are
itchy and you can also get infected sores from scratching the affected areas. Some places you are
likely to discover this irritation include:
• In the groin area
• In between the fingers
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Around the wrist
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Under the arms
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Around the waist or belt line
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In the folds of the elbows and knees
Children commonly show scabies irritation on their faces and the palms of the hands and soles of the
feet as well. Other symptoms include red rashes that may be bumpy. Pus-filled lesions are also
possible. Burrows of one eighth to one half inch may be visible, but they are often hard to see. The
rashes and irritation spots are not necessarily the locations of the mite burrows.
Natural and Alternative Remedies for Scabies
Sulfur Ointment: A five to ten percent ointment of sulfur mixed with petroleum jelly or cold cream
is effective at eliminating scabies when applied for three nights and washed off 24 hours after the last
treatment. This is a good option for children especially, but it should not be used by people sensitive
to sulfur. Side effects may include irritation and dry skin. Sulfur also has a strong odor, of course, and
can stain bedding and clothing. The treatment should be supervised by a doctor or naturopath
because of the potential for sensitivity in large doses in small children.
Tea Tree Oil: To use Tea Tree oil to treat your scabies, draw a warm bath and add 10 to 20 drops of
tea tree oil to the water. Soak all infected areas, being careful to avoid getting it in your eyes or mouth.
Rinse and dry thoroughly. You may also apply pure Tea Tree oil directly to the affected areas with a
cotton ball. Repeat this procedure once or twice a day for two or three weeks, or until the rash and
discomfort disappears. Tea Tree oil is especially helpful if you have sores on your face and scalp,
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 76 because it is much more gentle than pharmaceutical methods of treatment that patients are often
advised not to use on their faces.
Aloe Vera: Aloe has been used to treat skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and poison ivy, so
it makes sense that it could help clear up the sores brought about by scabies as well. To use aloe,
simply break off a small bit of one of the fronds, squeeze the gel out and apply it to the scabies spots.
This should ease itching and help clear up the sore spots.
Zinc Oxide: Zinc oxide is most commonly used as an ingredient in sunscreens. It is helpful at
blocking out harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. It is also protective of the skin in other ways. It can
help clear up rashes and thus might be useful in combination with other remedies for healing your
scabies.
Vitamin E: Creams and lotions containing vitamin E are the best choice for those with scabies. Using
a cream with vitamin E can reduce itching and promote healing. Such creams are easy to find in most
drug stores, or you can break open a gel cap of vitamin E and rub the gel on affected areas.
Balsam of Peru: The Balsam of Peru (or Peru Balsam) oil has been used to treat eczema and
arthritis. It can kill scabies because of its anti-parasitic properties. Ten to 30 drops should be given
daily in a syrup solution (castor oil is a good choice) with an egg yolk added.
Goldenseal: When used as a topical treatment, goldenseal can help fight infection. This is especially
helpful when treating scabies because it is common to pick up an infection when you scratch your
itchy sores. It won’t kill the mites but can help if you have infected sores.
Tamanu Oil: Indigenous to Southeast Asia and Polynesia, the tamanu tree is known by many
different names including ati, kamani and foraha. The oil is pressed and bottled. It is wonderful for all
sorts of skin ailments including the healing of wounds and scars. The oil can be applied pure or in a
mixture with olive oil (which is also great for the skin) as needed.
Garlic: Garlic taken internally will help kill the scabies mites (and it’s delicious, of course, so you’ll
want to eat a lot) but you can also pound a clove of garlic alone or with olive oil and rub the oil on any
sores you may have. You can also take garlic in pill form, but it is best to use real cloves rubbed on the
skin for the best anti-bacterial and anti-parasitic power. You should not rub garlic on the rest of your
body as it may produce dermatitis in some people.
Colloidal Silver: Colloidal silver should be applied directly to scabies sores and burrows. It can be
used undiluted a couple of times a day. It does not sting or burn. It is especially helpful at preventing a
secondary infection that might be caused from scratching scabies sores.
Black walnut and Wormwood: Black Walnut and wormwood are two herbal remedies that help
the body fight parasitic infections. They’re often found together in prepared tinctures and remedies
for parasitic infections. Black walnut hulls have long been used as a treatment for worms. They are
full of iodine and tannins, which are antiseptic. They can help cleanse the blood and are used to help a
variety of skin problems. Wormwood is so named because it is a powerful defense against parasitic
worms.
Neem Tree Leaf: Neem oil is a popular treatment for head lice and dandruff. The oil can be
combined (10 percent to 90 percent) with another oil such as coconut or sesame oil and applied to the
hair as a treatment for lice or dandruff. If you have scabies sores on your face or at the hairline, this
treatment may also be helpful for you.
Other Useful Herbs
As a sort of lightning round, here are some other herbal supplements that might be useful to you as
you clear up your scabies and the itching and bumps associated with it.
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Ginko biloba is said to be helpful as an anti-oxidant and can be used as a cream to soothe
scabies sores. You shouldn’t use it if you are on blood thinners.
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Kelp can be useful when getting over an outbreak of scabies to bring needed balance to your
mineral intake.
Vitamin A is needed by the body to heal and reconstruct skin tissue once your scabies sores
have been eliminated.
Evening primrose oil, which provides an essential fatty acid, is seen as helpful for all sorts of
skin disorders. Take by pill, 1,000 milligrams three times a day, with food. Vitamin E helps
slow the breakdown of the acid, so if you can find primrose oil with E, you’ll be doing double
good.
Sheep sorrel is an anti-parasitic that may be found in anti-parasite tinctures along with
wormwood and black walnut.
Cloves are great for detoxifying the body and are one of the few natural remedies known to kill
parasite eggs in the body
Number One Recommended Natural Remedy Procedure
When you are diagnosed with scabies, here is the procedure that we recommend you follow for the
best natural results for healing you and your family of scabies quickly and easily.
1. Take a bath using warm water and 10 to 20 drops of Tea Tree essential oil. Stay in the bath as
long as you like, but 20 or 30 minutes is ideal. Make sure that your whole body from the neck
down is immersed in the water.
2. Towel dry and apply pure Tea Tree oil to your scabies sores, using a cotton ball. You should
apply Tea Tree oil to the sores two or three times a day until they are healed. Tea Tree oil is an
antiseptic that will kill the mites, so you want to be diligent with this. Continue to take baths
daily.
3. If you have uncomfortable itching, apply a lotion containing Aloe vera or use Aloe vera directly
from your own plant. You can apply this as often as you need to soothe the itching. If you are
buying a prepared Aloe vera lotion, look for one with other healing properties such as Vitamin
E, Vitamin A, Evening primrose oil, zinc oxide or goldenseal.
4. For extra anti-parasitic power, crush a glove of fresh garlic in a tablespoon of olive oil and rub
the mixture just on your sores. You could also increase your consumption of fresh garlic to help
heal your body from the inside out.
5. Wash all clothing and linens that everyone in the household has been in contact with over the
past week. Wash items for each family member separately and in hot water. Dry in a hot dryer.
Repeat this process once you have finished your treatment for extra insurance against reinfestation.
6. Items that cannot be washed or will not fit in the washer or dryer may be sealed in a plastic bag
and kept in a place where people will not touch it for a week.
7. Use a lotion containing Vitamin E to reduce itching and heal the skin. Adding Vitamin E to your
diet through supplements or foods (wheat germ and other whole grains) can also be helpful at
speeding the healing of sores. Vitamin E is helpful at metabolizing Evening primrose oil, so if
you want to take Evening primrose oil (1,000 milligrams taken with food three times a day),
take Vitamin E as well to make it even more effective at healing your skin.
Sinus Infection Cures
What is a sinus infection?
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 78 When the membranes lining your sinus cavities become inflamed or infected, it is probably sinusitis.
Allergies, fungal infections, structural deviations in the nose, or unresolved bacterial infections can all
lead to this condition. Sinusitis can last for a few weeks (acute) or months (chronic).
Symptoms of Sinus Infections include:
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Congestion
Runny nose -- usually with a thick,
discolored discharge
Pain or pressure around your eyes and nose
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Headache
Nighttime coughing
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Fever Common Causes of Sinus Infection
1. Nasal Allergies: Your immune system gets confused and tries to protect you against something
that's not really harmful, like pollen or pet dander. Part of this protective response involves pumping
out histamine (a chemical produced by the body that triggers sneezing, a runny nose, and other
allergy symptoms).
2. Vasomotor Rhinitis: Although it's not an allergic response, Vasomotor Rhinitis is similar in the
way that it is an overreaction of the immune system. The blood vessels in the nose constrict and dilate
in response to an irritant (smoke, spicy foods, changes in temperature, or certain aromas) and as a
result, your nose starts to run.
3. Common Cold: There are over 200 strains of the cold-causing virus, and although you can catch
one anytime of the year, colds occur most frequently in the winter months.
4. Sinusitis: The sinus inflammation that characterizes sinusitis can be brought on by another nasal
problem, such as a cold, nasal polyps, or an infection.
Natural and Alternative Remedies for Sinus Infections
1. The Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) Cure:
Mix 1-2 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass of water and swallow the mixture all at once. Drink
this mixture 3-4 times a day. Another way to drink the ACV mixture is to put 1/8 cup to 1/4 cup ACV in
16oz of water and sip it throughout the day.
2.The Mucus Cleanse and Rinse Cure:
You will need to gather the following items:
• Alkalol (nasal wash and mucus solvent)
• Liquid glycerin
• Baking soda
• Coarse sea salt
• Filtered or spring water
• An opaque container (does not allow light in)
• And empty nasal spray bottle
Instructions:
Mix 8oz of Alkalol with 8oz of filtered or spring
water and pour the mixture into the opaque
container. Next, add 2 caps full of glycerin, 1/4
teaspoon of baking soda, and 1 level teaspoon of
coarse see salt. Stir or shake the mixture until the
salt has been completely dissolved. Fill the nasal
spray bottle with solution. Leave the remaining
solution tightly sealed in the opaque container.
How To Correctly Use A Nasal Spray:
• Remove any mucus in the nasal passages by blowing your nose.
• Shake the nasal spray bottle of solution and remove the cap.
• Tilt your head down (Bend forward to your comfort level and look towards the floor).
• Hold the spray bottle in the palm of one hand and place the tip of the nozzle in the opposite
nostril. (Pointing the nozzle to the outer part of the nostril.)
• Spray the solution, sniffing gently as if smelling food or a flower. (Do not inhale the spray. This
can cause the solution to go into the throat instead of the nasal cavity.)
• Repeat sprays as needed until each nostril is thoroughly wet.
Use the Mucus Rinse spray in the morning and again before you go to bed.
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 79 3. The Simple Saline Solution Cure:
Method One: Nasal Spray
If you wish, you may add one of the following to the above saline rinse:
• 1/2 tsp of Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda)
• A few drops of Grapefruit Seed Extract
• 1/8 tsp of crushed garlic
• 7-8 drops of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide to
500ml of the solution
Method Two: Neti Pot - A Neti Pot looks like a teapot and the technique literally means nasal
cleansing with water.
Instructions:
• Follow the instructions for the Simple Saline Solution.
• Pour enough solution to fill your Neti pot into the hole at the top.
• Stand over your sink basin or in the shower.
• (Apply tip/nozzle of the Neti pot snugly into nasal passage.) Put the nozzle of the Neti pot to
one of your nostrils (This is easy to identify because your Neti pot looks just like a tea pot). Tilt
your head down to one side, bending slightly forward.
• Now allow the solution to flow through one of your nostrils, out the opposite nostril and drain
into your sink basin.
• Switch nostrils and repeat this process.
4.The Steam and Apple Cider Vinegar Cure:
Boil 1 cup of water with 1 cup of ACV and remove from heat. With eyes and mouth closed, inhale the
vapors. You can also inhale the vapors directly from an open ACV bottle. Repeat 2 to 3 times a day for
a few days.
5. Diet and Nutrition: Avoid the following foods:
Fried foods
Processed foods
Sugar
Fruit juice
Any individual food allergies
Alcohol
Link Between Ice Cream and Sinus Infection: Within 24 hours of consuming a scoop
of ice cream from brands that contain artificial flavors, flu-like symptoms will manifest: fever,
headache, congestion, general malaise.
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Dairy (worst of them all)
Ice cream
Refined flour
Chocolate
Eggs Severe intake of salt
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6. Herbal Supplementation
Echinacea and Goldenseal: This herbal combination works well for acute sinusitis by enhancing
immune function and reducing mucus congestion. Suggested Dosage: 5 ml or 500 mg 4x daily.
Oregano Oil: Has potent antibacterial and antifungal properties. Suggested Dosage: 500 mg or
0.5 ml four times daily.
N-acetylcysteine: Thins mucus secretions so that the sinuses can drain more effectively.
Suggested Dosage: 500 mg three time daily.
Bromelain: A natural anti-inflammatory and has been shown to improve acute sinusitis.
Suggested Dosage: 500 mg three times daily. [Look for products standardized to 2,000 M.C.U.
(milk-clotting units) per 1,000 mg or 1,200 G.D.U. (gelatin dissolving units) per 1,00 mg.]
Vitamin C: Has anti-allergy and immunity enhancing properties. Suggested Dosage: 1,000 mg
four times daily.
Bioflavonoids: Helpful for allergy sufferers and common allergy symptoms. Suggested Dosage:
500 mg three times daily.
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 80 Grape Seed Extract: Reducing inflammation of the sinuses. Suggested Dosage: For chronic
sinusitis take up to 300 mg daily.
Garlic: Fights infection and helps drain sinuses. Suggested Dosage: 250 to 500 mg twice daily.
Turmeric: Anti-inflammatory agent and relieves sinus pressure. Suggested Dosage: 400 to 600
mg three times daily [find standardized for 400 to 600 mg of curcumin.
Astragalus: Has immunity strengthening properties. Suggested Dosage: 200 mg twice daily.
Cat’s Claw: Anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties. Suggested Dosage: 500 mg
three times daily.
Olive Leaf: Beneficial antibacterial properties and helps heal infection. Suggested Dosage: 500
mg twice daily.
Shiitake: Has immunity boosting properties. Suggested Dosage: 500 mg extract or tables twice
daily.
Feverfew: Prevent migraines and eases headaches. Suggested Dosage: 300 to 400 mg once daily.
Ginger: Anti-inflammatory, pain reliever and adds in aiding chills. Suggested Dosage: 500 to 600
mg once daily or 1/2 to 1 teaspoon fresh chopped root.
Meadowsweet and Willow Bark: Pain reliever Suggested Dosage: 400 mg up to six times daily
7. Aromatherapy and Essential Oils
Here is a list of some the Essential Oils you can used to treat Sinusitis:
• Eucalyptus
• Myrtle
• Lavender
• Pine
• Menthol and Peppermint
• Tea Tree
• Rosemary
• Oregano
• Lemon
• Thyme
Organic Oregano Oil or Wild Oregano Oil is said to be a very powerful tool combating sinus infection.
A 10-day period should be enough to cure a sinus infection. Place 4 drops into a capsule and follow:
1. Every 2 hours the first day
2. Every 4 hours the next two days
3. Every 6 hours the next three days
4. Every 8 hours for the next four days
8. Hydrotherapy
Bath: Run a warm full bath, add 4 drops of lavender, 2 drops of thyme and 1 drop of tea-tree
essential oils and stir well. Soak in the bath and inhale the steam deeply for at least 10 minutes, giving
time to oils to penetrate.
Hot Steam Inhalation
1. Place hot water (500 ml-1 liter) into a bowl and set the bowl on a steady surface. Fill the bowl
about one third full with hot water.
2. Add one or all of the following essential oils, 2-3 drops each, to the steam-water:
a. Lavender and thyme are the most effective, especially when much pain is present.
b. Eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary and pine are very good at relieving blockage and
congestion.
c. Tea-tree is the most powerful antiseptic - very important in eradicating infection.
Frequent (up to 5 or 6 times a day) steam inhalations help decongesting sinuses
effectively.
d. Add 2 drops of eucalyptus oil, 2 drops of peppermint oil and 2 drops pine oil to the hot
water and inhale the aromatic vapors deeply, for about 1-2 minutes. Repeat several
times a day.
3. Put a towel over your head and over the bowl, lean forward, close your eyes and inhale the
steam deeply through your nose for about a minute.
4. Be careful to not get too close to the steam, as this could burn your skin.
5. Repeat this inhalation several times a day if required.
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 81 9. Hot Compresses and Poultices
Hot Compress with Ginger: Start by making a strong ginger tea.
• Put 2 teaspoonfuls ginger root powder or finely chopped fresh root into a cup of water,
• Bring it to the boil and
• Simmer for 10 minutes.
1. Soak a thick cotton washcloth in the hot ginger tea and place it over sinuses, being careful not to
burn yourself.
2. Rewet the cloth when it cools and reapply for a total of ten minutes.
3. Repeat the treatment several times a day as desired.
Poultice with Ginger:
• Make a paste by mixing 140 g dried ginger powder with a little hot water.
• Sandwich the paste between two layers of gauze or spread on a handkerchief.
• Place the poultice over the sinus, being careful not to burn yourself.
• Leave on for a few minutes, but no longer than 5 minutes. Remove if uncomfortable.
Poultice with Black Mustard: Black mustard has a stronger effect than ginger, stimulating local
blood circulation and mildly irritating the skin. Be careful not to over stimulate and burn your skin!
• Make a past by mixing 120g freshly ground black mustard seeds with warm water.
• Sandwich the paste between two layers of gauze or spread on a handkerchief.
• Place the poultice over the sinus, s being careful not to burn yourself.
• Remove after 1 minute.
• Repeat 2 times a day.
10. Facial and Nasal Area Massage:
Massaging the face, with special attention to the areas around the nose and over the sinuses, will help
to drain away excessive mucus. Use the following synergistic blend in 15 ml carrier oil (sunflower oil):
• 1 drop Immortelle (Helichrysum angustifo-lia)
• 2 drops Lemon (Citrus limon)
• 3 drops Myrtle (Myrtus communis)
Work around the nose and cheeks with circular movements. Using smaller circles around the nose,
and larger circles around the eyes and cheeks. You can also use Lavender, Tea-tree and/or Eucalyptus
oils outlined earlier. Simply dilute in sunflower oil with the exception of Lavender oil.
11. Herbal Teas for Sinusitis
Try Elderflower and Chamomile herbal tea with a pinch of powdered cayenne pepper.
12. Reflexology and Acupressure
For sinus, the specific pressure points are the tip of the toes. For sinus sufferers the best points to
work are B2 and LI4. Both of these points will help ease headaches, and pain in the front of the head
and sinus cavities. B2 (bladder 2) is located on the inside of the left and right eyebrow. LI4 (large
intestine 4) is located on the meaty section of the hand between the thumb and index finger. Use your
thumb and use a rotating movement or direct pressure. Work the points on both corresponding
positions (left and right side). Work area for 10 to 30 seconds, five times. For acute sinusitis, massage
points for a shorter period of time 2-3X daily. For chronic sinusitis, apply pressure 1X daily for a long
period of time.
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What is an Ulcer?
An ulcer is an open sore that develops on the inside lining of the stomach, esophagus or duodenum. If
the sore becomes deep enough it will cause an erosion or small hole in the lining of the stomach
region. If the sore heals and the scar tissue is large, further problems are possible such as obstructing
the pathway of food from the stomach into the intestines.
Symptoms of an Ulcer
A burning pain in the region of the stomach or gut (basically anywhere from the breastbone down to
the belly button).
• The stomach region may be tender to touch.
• The internal pain may be dull and aching, or sharp and abrupt.
• The pain will wane and then return over a period of several days or weeks.
• Most commonly, the pain returns within several hours of eating and will go away after eating.
The pain sometimes will remain for only a few short minutes, while other times it may last for
hours.
• The pain usually returns at night or when the stomach is empty.
• A feeling of not wanting to eat.
• Associated pain while eating.
• Antacids or other acid-buffers will sometimes alleviate the pain temporarily.
Severe signs and symptoms, which should be investigated by a physician immediately
include:
• Vomiting blood (can be red or black, resembling coffee grounds).
• Black or tarry substance in the stool – dried blood.
• Chest pain.
• Vomiting or feeling nauseous while eating.
• Unexplained weight loss (from obstruction of the intestines if the ulcer is large).
Natural and Alternative Remedies for Ulcers
Get Rid of the Bacteria. Get rid of H. pylori with the antibiotic properties of garlic.
Lower the Acid Level Production. Vitamin E is not only a great antioxidant helping in keeping
the entire body healthy, it also works to keep stomach acids at an acceptable level. Avoid those foods
that tend to be overly acidic or acid-producing. These include: processed and fried foods, alcohol,
caffeine, and many wheat-based products. Add grains that are less acidifying, such as millet, to your
diet. Incorporate more vegetables and fruits, raw or lightly steamed. Drink plenty of water!
Avoid Aggravating the Situation. Foods that are probably better to avoid include: whole milk,
butter, cream, and egg yolks – these forms of fat tend to digest quickly and leave the stomach empty
allowing the acid of the stomach to begin attacking the lining again. Stay away from alcohol and any
form of caffeine, give up smoking, and cut out spicy and concentrated foods from your diet. Finally, if
possible, avoid the use of NSAIDs and other stomach-irritating drugs.
Heal the Damaged Tissue! Aloe vera provides a large dose of nutrients that aid the healing of the
ulcer. Try a food grade aloe vera gel. It usually comes in a gel or juice form, so drink 4 ounces each
day. Licorice promotes the healing of all forms of peptic ulcers. The DGL form of licorice is the one to
use. Eat foods high in Vitamin K, green vegetables such as chard, broccoli, spinach, kale, collards,
mustard greens, etc., and don’t forget to throw in a supplement of alfalfa.
Healing Foods. Foods that are OK to incorporate into your diet while your ulcers are healing (and,
in fact, these foods will give you some beneficial nutrients to help the healing process!) are: avocados,
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 83 bananas, potatoes, squash, and yams.
Healing Herbs. White oak bark and yarrow are used to slow down and put a stop to any ulcer
bleeding as well as help in the soothing of any the inflammation that occurs on the lining of the
digestive tract. Marshmallow root and slippery elm bark are known for their mucus-like products.
Taking these herbs internally as a tea or supplement will coat the lining of the stomach and ward off
further attack by bacteria.
New Lifestyle Choices. Rather than eating three large meals a day, choose smaller meals scattered
throughout your day. Don’t overfill the stomach, eat slowly and chew thoroughly. If you stopped
smoking, drinking alcohol, and reduced your intake of caffeine while you were allowing the ulcers to
heal, consider keeping this habit as part of a new lifestyle. If you must, engage in these activities only
occasionally rather than on a daily basis. Continue to practice stress-relieving exercises and activities.
Home Remedies for Ulcers
Bananas: A banana has the ability to neutralize the excess acid found in the stomach by coating the
stomach lining and blocking the path of the acid to the mucosal layer. Bananas can be eaten alone on
a daily basis or can be mixed into a shake consisting of milk and bananas blended together.
Lime: A food's acid- or alkaline-forming tendency in the stomach has nothing to do with the actual
pH of the food itself. The end-products of limes and apple cider produced after digestion and
assimilation are very alkaline ... so apples, apple cider (see below), and limes actually end up causing
alkalinization in the body. It begins by helping to balance the pH in the stomach, thereby allowing the
inflammation of gastritis and peptic ulcers to subside and the healing to start. So, when your ulcer is
acting up, suck on a lime for a few minutes.
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV): To use apple cider vinegar as a home remedy for ulcers: mix 1
tablespoon honey with 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar in a glass of water. Drink this approximately
one half hour before meals.
Vegetable Juice: This home remedy uses the juice of raw vegetables – be sure to include carrots
and cabbages – to help heal ulcers as well as decreasing the pain associated with them. The juices of
vegetables are healthy for the entire body and also help to speed the process of recovery while adding
some pain relief. To obtain the juice from these vegetables use a juicing machine. If you have trouble
obtaining or making juices from these vegetables, simply eat the vegetables raw and whole instead.
There are quite a few different recipes that have been suggested but the following seem to show the
most promise:
1.
Mix ½ glass carrot juice with ½ glass cabbage juice and drink
2.
Mix approximately ½ glass carrot juice with ½ glass spinach juice
3.
Mix approximately ½ glass carrot juice with ¼ glass beet juice and ¼ glass cucumber
juice.
4.
Cabbage juice alone
Goat’s Milk: Will actually help to heal the ulcer. Try drinking a glass of this wonder beverage three
times a day until the ulcer is healed.
Almond Milk: The nutrients from the almond are an added bonus along with its excellent source of
protein and its ability to bind extra stomach acid and neutralize it. The milk should be made from
blended blanched almonds.
Fenugreek Seed (Tea): When the sticky, mucus-like substance of fenugreek seed tea hits the
stomach it forms a protective layer over the mucosal lining of the stomach and digestive tract.
Drumstick: The leaves of the kalyana murangal tree ground into a paste, mixed with a half cup of
yogurt and ingested daily, they help heal peptic ulcers.
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What is a urinary tract infection?
UTIs are a result of bacteria, such as E. Coli, that get into the bladder or other areas of your urinary
tract and begin multiplying. Your urinary tract typically can fight off the “bad” bacteria, but at certain
times— when immunity is lower—the bacteria can proliferate and a UTI is the result.
Signs and Symptoms of a UTI
There are a number of common symptoms that UTI sufferers experience. The most frequent
symptoms include an urgent need to urinate— whether or not the bladder is full—and pain and
extreme soreness upon urination. Other symptoms may include:
• Diarrhea
• Painful urination
• Fever
• Cloudy urination
• Nausea
• Blood in urine
• Lower back pain
• Chills
• Small amounts of urine despite urge to urinate • Pain in upper abdomen
**Note: If you notice blood in your urine, have excessive pain in your lower back or side, or have
extended fever, nausea, or vomiting, contact your primary care physician immediately.
Natural and Alternative Remedies for UTI
Step-By-Step 12-Hour Emergency Action Plan
GROCERY ITEMS YOU WILL NEED
Before starting the 12-Hour Emergency Action Plan you will need to gather the following items.
They help by restoring your body’s natural pH, digestive and urinary tract bacteria as well as relieve the pain from urination. • Baking Soda • Apple Cider Vinegar
• Alka-Seltzer Tablets
You will also need to gather the following items. • Onion
• Cranberry tablets • Unsweetened cranberry juice
• Spinach
• Fresh parsley
• 2 hot peppers
• Potato
• Acidophilus with bifidus (digestive bacteria)
• Carrot
• Olive oil
• Beets • Garlic juice
HOUR ONE
• Begin your 12-hour journey to health by taking two (2) cranberry tablets with one 8-ounce
glass of water. In most cases, you should be able to find a bottle of cranberry tablets at your
local grocery or health food store for less than $10.
• Wait 30 minutes. Then, mix 1 Tsp. baking soda with 8-ounces of water and drink.
HOUR TWO
• Boil 1 cup of water
• Add 1 Tsp. parsley (can be fresh or dried leaves)
• Allow mixture to steep for 10 minutes
• Strain parsley from water. Then, drink.
HOUR THREE
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Take two capsules of acidophilus with bifidus. These capsules can be found at most local
grocery stores, too; at a cost of between $8-20 per bottle.
HOUR FOUR
Begin by drinking 1 8-ounce glass of water mixed with a packet of Alka-Seltzer. Then, combine the
ingredients below in a large container to create a detoxifying flush.
• 1/4 cup potato peelings
• 1/4 cup chopped spinach
• 1/4 cup carrot peelings
• 1/4 cup parsley
• 1/3 cup chopped beets
• 2 hot peppers
• 1/4 cup chopped onion
• 1 gallon water
Simmer on low for 2 hours. Then, strain vegetables and drink the broth. You will likely be unable to
drink the entire gallon in one hour, and that’s perfectly fine. Drink as much as you feel able, and
continue sipping the broth for the remainder of the day.
HOUR FIVE
• Combine 1 Tbs. apple cider vinegar with one 8-ounce glass of warm water.
• Stir well. Then, drink.
• Wait 30 minutes and take 2 cranberry tablets.
HOUR SIX
• Combine 1 Tsp. olive oil with 1 Tsp. pure garlic juice
• Mix with 1 glass warm water and drink
HOUR SEVEN
If the garlic juice was a little difficult for you to swallow, be thankful. In Hour Seven you simply need
to drink a cup of juice.
• Drink 1 8-ounce glass of unsweetened cranberry juice
HOUR EIGHT
If you were missing the taste of apple cider vinegar, it’s your lucky hour.
• Combine 1 Tbs. apple cider vinegar with 1 8-ounce glass of warm water. Drink.
HOUR NINE
• Mix 1 Tsp. baking soda with 8 ounces of water. Drink.
HOUR TEN
• Combine 1 Tsp. olive oil with 1 Tsp. pure garlic juice
• Mix with 1 8-ounce glass of warm water and drink
HOUR ELEVEN
• Drink 1 8-ounce glass of unsweetened cranberry juice
HOUR TWELVE
• Take 1 8-ounce glass of water with 1 packet Alka-Seltzer
• Drink another bowl of detoxifying flush remedy (see Hour Four)
•
•
Foods That Can Irritate Urinary Infections
Foods that have a high acid content will often make your symptoms worse, so you need to cut these
foods out of your diet immediately when you discover you have a UTI.
• Coffee
• Tomatoes
• Tea
• Wine, particularly red
• Chocolate
• Carbonated beverages
• Cola
• Chicken livers
• Guava
• Corned beef
• Oranges
• Chicken
• Pineapples
• Steak
• Strawberries
• Corn
• Sour cream
• Eggs
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After you’ve been sure to eliminate any potentially toxic foods from your diet, you’ll want to invest in
some foods that will help restore a healthy pH in your urinary tract and that help your body flush the
“bad” bacteria away.
• Kale
• Mineral water
• Spinach
• Broccoli
• Potatoes
• Mustard greens
• Yams
• Beet greens
• Zucchini
• Eggplant
• Carrot
• Green beans
• Squash
• Avocado
• Onion
• Grape
• Pear
• Apple
Additional Ways to Cure and Prevent Urinary Tract Infections
Taken alone or in combination with recommended others, these herbs and vitamins have been shown
to have a tremendously positive impact on urinary tract health, as well as your entire body.
Alfalfa: An alfalfa juice concentrate can dramatically improve the kidney function. Increase kidney
function helps to rid the body of toxins and increases the flow of urine.
Blueberry (Bilberry): Acting as an anti-inflammatory, blueberry extracts can eliminate and/or
inhibit the spread of UTI bacteria.
Echinacea: when you take Echinacea combined with goldenseal, you actually can super charge your
immune system to fight off your UTI! If you take as a tea, you will simultaneously increase your fluid
intake and output—which helps flush your system of harmful bacteria.
Goldenseal Root: This herb has antimicrobial and anti-viral properties and will help soothe
inflamed tissues and allow your body to quickly start fighting the bacteria causing your UTI.
Nettle: It helps reduce bloating.
Uva Ursi (Bearberry): Uva ursi is an herb with antiseptic and diuretic properties that helps soothe
the urinary tract as well as strengthens it.
Zinc: Zinc helps boost your immune system and, when combined with vitamin C, can help you fight
off a UTI infection quickly and efficiently
Yeast Infection
There are different types of infections that can attack the vagina and the vulva (area around the
opening to the vagina) in women and the penis and surrounding areas in men. A yeast infection is one
of them. A yeast infection is known by various names: Candida, Monilia, and Thrush being the most
common. “Vaginitis” is the medical term used for vaginal infections caused by germs or certain
conditions. There are three types of vaginitis:
• Trichomoniasis: caused by a parasitic protozoa.
• Bacterial vaginosis: caused by bacteria or may be a symptom of sexually transmitted venereal
warts or another sexually transmitted disease (STD).
• Yeast infection, also called candidiosis: caused by a type of yeast-like fungus called Candida
albicans.
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Though vaginal yeast infections are the most commonly known and solutions for it the most
commonly advertised, there are other types of yeast infections, as well, including yeast infections of
the skin, eyes, mouth and throat, deep organ tissues, uretha bladder and kidney and joints and bones.
Though yeast infection is thought of primarily as a women’s disease, it can affect men and women of
all ages. Men who suspect they have a yeast infection should consult their physician for diagnosis and
treatment.
What Causes Yeast Infection?
Small numbers of Candida albicans are always present in everyone’s bodies—in the mouth, the
intestinal tract, on the skin, and in the case of women, in the vagina. Normally, these areas have the
right acidity, with the right balance of bacteria and other factors, to keep them from growing too
much. Sometimes, as when acidity decreases, these yeast-like fungi can multiply and grow too much.
This heralds the start of the infection, candidiasis. These infections usually occur in warm, moist parts
of the body, such as the mouth and moist areas of skin. These and other hormonal changes affect the
acidity of the vagina and lead to yeast overgrowth. Many women find that yeast infections tend to
show up right before they get their periods because of the hormonal changes that come with the
menstrual cycle. Here are some of the factors that contribute to yeast infections:
• Wearing clothes (especially underwear) that are • Not drying off immediately after a swim
too tight or are made of synthetic materials like
nylon that are non-porous and trap heat and
moisture might lead to yeast infections because
yeast can thrive in this type of environment.
• Using scented sanitary products or leaving a
• Taking regular hot baths
tampon in place for too long can cause changes in
the delicate pH level of the vaginal environment.
• Douching or taking a bubble bath can also upset • Failing to take action before and after
the balance of yeast in the vagina and increase the menstruation to counteract alkalinity
likelihood of infections. The vagina has a natural
acidity level that your body regulates on its own—
you do not have to “cleanse” it using douches or
feminine sprays
• Maintaining elevated body temperatures for a
• Engaging in sexual activity (including oral sex)
long time, as from exercising
• Heavy intake of sugar
• Maintaining poor hygiene
• Heavy intake of all alcohol
• Having long pubic hair
• Not having well-balanced meals, which
• Always sitting with legs crossed or on the edge
contribute to nutritional deficiencies
of a chair
• Swimming in chlorinated or antiseptic pools
• Not cleaning or changing toothbrushes or
dentures frequently and properly
• Failing to disinfect teats of feeding bottles for
babies
Signs and Symptoms of Yeast Infections - In Women
Symptoms of Localized Vaginal Yeast Infection:
• Itching, burning, and irritation of the vagina
• Variable levels of anal irritation (Pruritis Ani)
• Itching, redness, and irritation of the vulva
• Low pelvic aching
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• Abnormal vaginal discharge, usually described
as looking like cottage cheese. Discharge may
vary in amount and appearance. It may or may
not have an odor. If it does, it might smell like
yeast or bread.
• Pain during sexual intercourse
• Any attempts to scratch or rub may produce
sexual orgasm
Symptoms of Systemic Yeast Infection:
• Severe swelling: a red to almost purple color of
the vulva, whose two entrances (urethra and
vagina) appear almost closed up. The anus too
will be swollen.
• Vaginal and vulval dryness rather than
discharge. This leads to skin cracks, which can be
very painful.
• Micturition (passing urine) may be painful and
hesitant
• Walking may be painful and exercise impossible
• Sexual intercourse will be impossible
• Spreading inflammatory redness along the
perineum; sometimes even down the thighs
• Extreme irritation of the pubic hair follicles
• Possibly painful urination
• General lethargy
• The pubic area will be scabby and very sensitive
and itchy
• Scratching may cause clear or bloody exudation
• Orgasm can result from rubbing or scratching
• Hemorrhoidal (rectal) veins can swell and itch
and possibly even bleed.
Symptoms of Yeast Infection - In Men
Men may not experience any symptoms of the infection. However, if symptoms are present they may
include:
• Burning sensation during and after intercourse if condoms are not used
• Burning sensation of the penis and existence of a red rash or white lesions
• A drop or two of white discharge
The Yeast Infection 12-Hour Cure
This 12-hour cure can be used in the case of a localized yeast infection in both men and women. The
Yeast Infection At-Home Remedy consists of a 4-step process. It is a 12-hour course of action that has
helped hundreds to relieve the pain and cure the yeast infection.
Hour 1: Items Needed - Bottle Of Honey
Instructions: Squeeze a very liberal amount of honey into your hand and spread it over the infected
area and SATURATE for at least 5 minutes or as long as you can (it is recommended to do this in the
bathroom on the toilet to minimize messes). Take a nice bath afterwards to clean up.
Hour 4: Items Needed
• Tampon for women • Plain yogurt
Instructions: 1. Go to the store and buy a small carton of "plain" yogurt. But make sure it is PLAIN
with NO fruit, NO added sugar and NO flavoring in it of ANY type. You should make sure that
whatever type of yogurt you buy has "ACTIVE CULTURE" listed on its container.
2. For women: At home, dip the tampon into the yogurt and insert it into the vagina.
For men: Apply the yogurt with a spatula and then spread it evenly with your fingers over the penis
and surrounding affected areas if any. Allow it to stay in place for at least an hour or so—longer
certainly won't hurt you.
Hour 7: Items Needed - Baking soda
2011 Copyright © Barton Publishing Inc – www.bartonpublishing.com 89 Instructions: Add one-half cup of baking soda to lukewarm bath water. Soak the infected area for
about fifteen or twenty minutes in the lukewarm water. This will release the bacteria and fungi into
the yeast infection and offer fast relief and get rid of the infection.
Hour 10: Items Needed:
• Raw garlic • Cheesecloth
Instructions: Cut garlic. For women: Place the cut garlic in a corner of the cheesecloth and tie it up so
that it is small enough to insert into the vagina. Leave cheesecloth hanging out.
For men: Place the cut garlic along the length of one edge of the cheesecloth. Fold the cheesecloth
from the edge over the garlic strip and then roll over and fold again. Wrap this folded edge around the
penis, starting from the tip, and then spiral it down if required so as to cover additional surrounding
areas that are also affected. Leave the garlic in place for 15 minutes. You will feel a slight burning
sensation for about 5 minutes. Then you will feel great relief.
By Hour 12, you should feel much, much better.
Natural Remedies for Candida
Aloe Vera: Before consumption, mix it according to instructions on the label or in the packaging.
Biotin: Take this as 500mg tablets or capsules with food. Follow the instructions carefully.
Caprylic Acid: Take three capsules at each meal.
Cinnamon Bark: The essential oil of cinnamon contains cinnamaldehyde, which acts as potent
antifungal agents. It’s particularly effective against oral candidiasis.
Clove Bud: The clove bud has antifungal properties.
Echinacea: Taken as tablet or tincture, this is a strongly anti-fungal herb.
Garlic Bulb: Garlic triggers cell death in yeast organisms.
Germanium: The dosage must only be between 1 mg and 300 mg daily.
Grapefruit Seed Extract: This is a very powerful broad-spectrum anti-fungal.
Neem Leaf: Contains anti-fungal properties.
Olive Leaf: Olive leaf extract fights Candida albicans.
Olive Oil: Take one teaspoon a day for its oleic acid content.
Orange Peel: The peel is effective against 12 different types of fungi.
Oregano Leaf: Oregano leaf has antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties.
Pau D’Arco Root Bark: This is also called Lapacho or Taheebo or Ipe Roxo. Make sure that the
inner lining (phloem) of the root of either the red or purple lapacho tree is used. The outer bark has
no health benefits and is in fact bitter.
Peppermint: Peppermint can be used to destroy 11 types of fungi.
Uva Ursi: This herb has antimicrobial properties, which can fight infection.
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