Let’s Pay Attention to Better Digestion. Have you ever awakened in the middle of the night saying that famous line, “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing?” You may need to reach for digestive enzymes rather than that antacid tablet! Continue reading “Pay Attention to Better Digestion” »
Nothing signals the arrival of winter quite as well as the common cold. We’ve all experienced the common cold a number of times in the past: your throat gets dry and ticklish and you lose control of every fluid that can potential come out of your face. Continue reading “Natural Health Medicine And Winter Colds” »
The elderly population is always fastest growing part of all the industrialized nations. The nutrition needs are different. They are generally not met. The nutrition elderly is a serious subject. There are many misunderstandings about this nutrition elderly topic. Continue reading “Nutrition Elderly” »
Amla is a very wonderful gift of nature to the mankind. It is also known as Indian gooseberry in English or Amalki in hindi. It is easily available in the market in the winter season. The fruit is sour to taste and can be eaten fresh as raw (in the form of juice, chutneys), or cooked (as jams, murabba, pickles) and in dried form as powder (with a glass of water). Continue reading “Health benefits of eating Amla or Indian gooseberry” »
Cirrhosis of the liver describes the end result of years of organ damage. Chronic inflammation slowly leads to scar tissue, changing the organ’s shape, killing organ cells and altering blood flow. The liver becomes increasingly damaged and loses its capacity to function effectively. Continue reading “About Cirrhosis of the Liver: Facts and Information” »
Most Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients (as many as 75 percent) are asymptomatic and experience no pain during the early stages of the disease. Continue reading “Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Symptoms and Diagnosis” »
What is Hodgkin’s Disease? Hodgkin’s disease (also known as Hodgkin’s lymphoma, HD or HL) is a cancerous disease derived from cells of the lymphatic system. Lymphatic tissue includes the lymph nodes and other organs of the body that are part of the body’s immune and blood-producing systems. Continue reading “Hodgkin’s Disease (HD): A Cancer of the Lymphatic System” »
I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease in the mid 1970s and am very pleased to still be here to tell the tale. Looking back on the whole experience, even now I get some strange feelings. The first thing that strikes me is that I was not ill when I was diagnosed. Continue reading “Hodgkin’s Disease: A Survivor’s Tale” »
One life-threatening outcome of a clotting disorder is an embolism. An embolism is a piece of a clot that breaks off and travels though the bloodstream, causing obstruction in a distant organ. If the blood clot should travel to the lungs, it is called a pulmonary embolism. Continue reading “Pregnancy, HRT and IBS Are Potential Triggers” »
Thanks to the success of national vaccination and immunization programs, we have managed to take control over several debilitating infectious diseases. Polio, a crippling nerve degenerating viral infection, has been virtually eliminated from the United States because of an organized comprehensive prevention program. Continue reading “Immunization & Vaccination: Cost-Effective Disease Prevention” »
A cure for psoriasis has not, as yet, been discovered. Researchers are working hard to better understand the disease and develop new, more effective treatments. The discovery that psoriasis has a genetic component and is connected to the immune system has brought researchers closer than ever to a psoriasis cure. Continue reading “Psoriasis Treatment and the Search for a Psoriasis Cure” »
The skin conditions caused by psoriasis are better understood than psoriasis itself, but research suggests that the root cause of the disorder can be traced to the immune system. With psoriasis, the immune system sends incorrect signals to the body, acting as if the area affected by the psoriasis were injured. Continue reading “Causes and Triggers of Psoriatic Skin Inflammation” »
Although the exact cause of the disease is unclear, its origins appear to have something to do with the body’s immune system. Either the immune system reacts too aggressively to an infection, or mistakes the intestinal contents (both food products and naturally-occurring intestinal bacteria) as a threat. Continue reading “Crohn’s Disease and the Immune System” »
The main method of controlling ulcerative colitis symptoms is the use of medication. The drugs used offer several advantages: Continue reading “Treating Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms” »
Herpes During Pregnancy. Generally speaking, herpes during pregnancy is only a problem in two specific situations. A woman already infected with the virus can expect a normal pregnancy and delivery, unless an outbreak coincides with labor. Continue reading “Herpes Virus Complications” »
Endometriosis is non-malignant and occurs when endometrial cells, normally found only on the inside of the uterus (endometrium), become embedded in locations outside the uterus. Continue reading “Endometriosis Information” »
Although the five-year survival rate for Stage I ovarian cancer is over 95 percent, very few cases are diagnosed in their early stages. The survival rate for more advanced cases drops to somewhere between twenty and thirty percent. Continue reading “Ovarian Cancer Treatment and Prevention” »
Thrush, also known as candidiasis, is a yeast infection that occurs most commonly in the mouth. It is caused by a fungus called Candida albicans (“candida”) that occurs naturally in the intestines, vagina and even the skin. The bacteria that reside in the body’s moist environments usually keep candida under control. Continue reading “Information on Thrush: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment” »
Normal white blood cells are produced in the bone marrow, the soft spongy tissue that fills most of our bones. Some white blood cells develop into plasma cells, which help the immune system to fight infection by developing antibodies. Continue reading “About The Blood and Bone Cancer Multiple Myeloma” »
Crohn’s Disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in which areas of the intestinal tract become inflamed causing sloughing and, in some instances, ulcers. While many other IBDs cause inflammation of the intestinal lining, Crohn’s affects all layers of the intestine, not just the surface. Continue reading “About Crohn’s Disease: Its Diagnosis And Treatment” »
Lyme disease is a bacterial illness caused by a spirochete called Borrellia burgdorferi. The bacteria are spread by a tick, commonly called the deer tick, and can infect pets, horses, cattle, as well as humans. Lyme disease in horses is quite common for animals living in high risk areas. Continue reading “Lyme disease in horses (equine lyme disease)” »
AIDS stands for Acquired immunodeficiency Syndrome. AIDS is caused by a virus called HIV (Human immune deficiency virus). As it is clear from its name, when this virus enter into human body, multiply there and then starts affecting human immune system. HIV attacks on T-cells of the body. Continue reading “AIDS / HIV information” »
TB or Tuberculosis is a disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria can attack at any part of your body, but they usually attack in the lungs. In the early days TB was considered as a lethal disease and it was some how true because in the early 20th century the greater death ratio in America was due to TB. Continue reading “TB information / Tuberculosis” »
The Starting Gate: 5 Healthy Tips To Wellness. Drink plenty of water. Water scientists tell us that most people are dehydrated. Your cells need to be nourished with the minerals in water. Water assists your metabolism and flushes out toxins and impurities. Drink a minimum of 2 liters per day. Continue reading “5 Healthy Tips To Wellness” »
Now that summer is here, lets talk about a condition that can impact your summertime health. Candida or the yeast syndrome has been around for a long time. However, it was not until Orion Truss published the “Missing Diagnosis” and William Crook published “The Yeast Connection” that many physicians and the public became aware of the magnitude of the problem. Continue reading “Candidiasis – Avoid Summertime Yeast Infections” »
The term “Anti-aging” has recently become one of the most popular “buzz-words” in all of medicine today. There is even a certification and specialization in age-management medicine for physicians interested in assisting their patients in preventing premature disability and death, while focusing on optimal health and vigor. Continue reading “Baby Boomers And Anti-Aging” »
Unlike antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections, there is no specific class of drugs that treat viral infections such as influenza and the common cold. Both are also the leading cause of patient visits to physicians and account for the most number of absences from school and work compared to any other illness. Continue reading “Protect Your Body Against A Viral Invasion” »
We all think of hygiene as white teeth, fresh clothes, a nice scent, groomed hair and overall well manicured. Or we think of the opposite, poor hygiene, bad breath, dirty clothes, body odor, oily hair and overall not manicured. Merriam-Webster’s online definition of hygiene states that it is “a science of the establishment and maintenance of health.” Continue reading “Cleanliness is Next to Healthiness” »
Are You Having Fun Yet? Pay Attention To Body Signals And Enjoy The Rest Of Your Summer! Since August is both Pain and Psoriasis Awareness month (Fun Month Right?) I wanted to comment on both of these and their associated manifestations, as well as offer some alternative therapeutic options. Continue reading “Psoriatic Arthritis And Treatment Options” »
Bacteria Can Be Good For You! When we think of bacteria, we generally think it is bad. While this can be true, many of us are not aware that certain forms of bacteria can in fact be good for us. “Good” bacteria essentially combat the development of “bad” bacteria, which in turn strengthens our immune system and wards off disease. Continue reading “The Benefits Of Probiotics” »
With the holidays coming to an end and the New Year’s Eve festivities under our belts, you may be feeling the toll on your body. This can be demonstrated through feelings of fatigue, lack of motivation and an increased susceptibility to illness as a result of a weakened immune system. Continue reading “The Importance Of Vitamin B12” »
Zero in on the many benefits of Zinc. When it comes to the ABC’s of vitamins and minerals, we must look to the end of the alphabet to find one of the most essential minerals for good health. Continue reading “Zinc’s powerhouse potency” »
Our younger generations have a word for expensive metal jewelry these days. They call it “bling”. Did you know you might be wearing harmful levels of heavy metals in your cardiovascular system, kidney and liver? Continue reading “How Much “Bling” Are You Wearing IN your Body?” »
Everything’s pretty in spring except for how allergy sufferers feel… sneezing, runny noses, scratchy eyes…and if those are your only symptoms, you’re lucky! Millions of people have major sinus attacks with headache and facial pain, total nasal blockage and sinus pressure.
Too often and too quickly, seasonal allergies are confused with acute “rhinitis” and “sinusitis”. We run for medications which often complicate a problem that could have been resolved naturally and with a little patience, or prevented altogether.
What’s the difference – and is there actually a solution?
“Rhinitis” is inflammation of the nasal passages with sneezing and a runny or dry, stuffy red nose. Seasonal allergic rhinitis, commonly known as “hay fever”, is generally caused by outdoor allergies to things like fresh-cut grass or plant pollen.
Rhinitis can result from the release of “histamines”, the neurotransmitter that causes symptoms of these allergies – but could also result from long-time dependence on nasal sprays. Pharmaceutical decongestants lose effectiveness over time, so we use more and more to find relief. This wears down the natural defenses in nasal tissues and thickens nasal mucus, inviting bacteria and fungus that can lead to sinusitis.
“Sinusitis” (referring to actual sinus infection) stems from virus, fungus or bacteria. At this time of year, sinusitis kicks up due to morning and twilight dampness in the air causing mold and mildew spores, which are attracted to mucus and can start fungal growth. We feel miserable, run to the doctor for antibiotics, but antibiotics work only on bacteria, not mold or fungus.
- Avoid foods which cause thicker mucus and slower digestion: all cow’s milk products, sugary baked goods, and starchy wheat (pastas, biscuits, etc.) are known culprits. Thin mucus flows properly to eliminate bacteria and fungus, and good waste elimination makes us less prone to allergies and infections.
- Guard against allergies by eating papaya, garlic, blueberries, raspberries.
- Take the digestive enzymes papain and bromelain, both known for prohibiting allergies.
Strengthen your immune system against allergies with extra antioxidant vitamins A, E, C, minerals Zinc and Selenium. Antioxidants keep “free radicals” from reaching our cells and damaging natural immunities.
Treatment for seasonal allergies:
- Begin above dietary rules immediately.
- Drink a glass of warm water in the morning to release toxins.
- Take the Aller-Sine and antioxidants. Get congestion relief with this natural steam formula:
- Garlic – 1/2 clove or 500 mg capsule
- Eucalyptus (found in vapor rub products) – ¼ teaspoon
- Tea tree oil – 2 drops
- Pau d’arco (a South American herb) – 2 drops or half of one 500 mg capsule (Get these last two at natural health outlets).
Dissolve ingredients into 2 cups of boiling, steaming water. Inhale deeply for 2-3 minutes twice daily until mucus loosens and expels.
If you’ve had longtime sinusitis or rhinitis, it will take some time to experience lasting freedom. Be persistent. You may just avoid fall’s seasonal allergies!
Earlier this month, new study results were announced by Children’s and the University of Washington (UW). This study reinforces what we in the complementary and homeopathic medical fields have known for years – that there is a connection between autoimmune diseases – malfunctions of the Immune System – and skin allergies like atopic dermatitis, the most common type of eczema. Continue reading “Skin Allergies and Your Immune System” »
Candida (Albicans) Overgrowth – Could it be causing Your Sickness? “I feel awful all the time, but my tests come back normal”… This is a common experience from among the 30 million plus Americans who suffer from an overgrowth of candida albicans. Continue reading “How can I know if I have a candida” »
Every day, our bodies are exposed to thousands of bacteria and germs that are invisibly handled by our Immune System. While this system functions with amazing accuracy, there may be times when bad bacteria can overgrow and create an infection within the body. Continue reading “Are you “Friendly” with Your Body’s Good Bacteria?” »
It cannot be stressed enough how important it is to take care of your body. With everyday stresses making it hard to adequately care for your body, it is important that you take the time to ensure that you are maintaining your health. Continue reading “Using Natural Health Medicine To Improve Your Immune System” »
Viruses like bacteria and fungus can strike you any moment. Sometimes, it warns you of the consequences or sometimes it may kill you silently.
Well, that’s Candida Yeast, a type of fungus infection. Our body requires some amount of candida to maintain our immune system.
In certain cases, the candida microorganisms may aggravate and cause infections of the mouth, intestines, vaginal and skin.
Candia yeast is a strong and invasive parasite. On an average, at least thirty million men and women all over the world are suffering from this infection.
CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS
Candida yeast infection causes and symptoms may be due to the following reasons:
- Taking antibiotics may upset your immune system and the functioning of your guts. Oral medications at low dosages over a period of time may cause this infection.
- Any kind of stress can trigger off physical changes in our body. It drains out the immuno-globulins, which is the first line of defense in our immune system.
- Corticosteroidal medications, for asthma, eczema and rheumatoid arthritis, generally have a depressive effect on the immune system.
- Hormone Replacement Therapy behaves as female sex hormones in the body. Changes in the hormone levels are one of the main reasons why women are more prone to this infection.
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can cause inflammation of the gut wall. It may interfere with the production of prostaglandin, which protect the mucous lining of our guts from our digestive acids and enzymes.
- Poor diet is another cause of candida yeast.
- Stimulants and depressants exhaust the adrenal glands, liver and pancreas and releases stored sugars into the blood stream, thereby causing this infection.
- High sugar levels, that is, diabetes will cause more sugar in the blood and urine for the yeasts to feed on.
- Eating disorders like starvation, bingeing and purging through vomiting or taking laxatives will all damage the friendly gut flora. The candidiasis will lead to weight loss and food cravings.
Health symptoms and complications of candida may include:
- Bladder infections
- Energy loss
- Puffy eyes
- Food cravings
- High fever
- Mouth infections
- Sore throat
- Thyroid problems.
Besides treating symptoms with anti-fungal drugs, diet plays an important role in curing and controlling candida yeast infection. The main idea of adopting a diet plan is to eliminate foodstuff that feed on yeast. The time frame for following this diet chart depends on the severity of the symptoms. Normally, there is a marked improvement in the recovery process within two to four weeks.
The following are the general dietary tips to avoid aggravation of candida yeast:
- Reduce carbohydrates
- Reduce yeasty foodstuff
- Reduce dairy products
- Reduce intake of processed or packaged food
- Reduce intake of fungi and mold
The endocrine [hormone] system is the part of the body that regulates how we metabolize food, function sexually, repair tissue damage, and greatly influences our moods and energy levels. This is accomplished through a number of glands that produce various pro-hormones and hormones. Continue reading “The Amazing Endocrine System” »
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired from Lupus symptoms such as: Achy painful or swollen joints, Muscle pain, Unexplained fever, Extreme fatigue, Red rashes on various parts of your body, Chest pains upon deep breathing, Unusual loss of hair Continue reading “Alternative to Traditional Lupus Treatment” »
Asthma Sufferers Find Relief with New Discovery. Learn how you can reduce and stop taking toxic prescription medications, while giving your body what it needs to help correct, heal and repair your body while building a strong healthy immune system. Continue reading “Natural Alternative to Drug Treatments for Asthma” »
A strong healthy Immune System will help you to fight off colds & flu’s, protect you from developing cancer, heart disease and all other disease conditions. It is possible to strengthen, balance and boost your immune system with natural non toxic nutrition and build it up into your body’s best defense mechanism your immune system. Continue reading “Strengthen Your Immune System Naturally” »
The need to defend, protect and restore your health has never been greater than it is in today’s world. Free radicals cause significant damage to your cells! When the body is unable to produce enough antioxidants to counteract free radicals, the resultant cell damage can cause certain types of cancer, heart disease, premature aging, cataracts, and other serious illnesses. Continue reading “Antioxidants To The Rescue!” »
With today’s lifestyles, slowing down isn’t an option, and you can’t afford to be sick. During times of stress, your body works harder than normal, burning up extra nutrients and weakening your Immune System.
You need the specific doctor-formulated nutrition in Extress to maintain your health (and sanity!) in today’s fast-paced world. Continue reading “Extress” »