Cancer cells get drawn to baker’s yeast and self-destruct

May 3, 2014 by  
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Baker’s Yeast and Cancer News(NaturalHealth365) A basic ingredient of bread – baker’s yeast – has provided scientists with incredible insight into understanding basic processes likely involved in diseases such as Parkinson’s and cancer . Brewer’s yeast is rich in nutrients like chromium, B vitamins, protein, selenium, potassium, iron, zinc and magnesium and is considered a probiotic.

In a new study published in the prestigious journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Science), researchers detail for the first time a key feature in cellular development linked to the onset of these diseases.

A remarkable protein discovery may benefit cancer patients

The team studied a family of proteins in yeast that are related to a human protein known as DJ-1. Mutations in the human DJ-1 protein cause early-onset inherited and more common forms of Parkinson’s disease. In addition, changes in DJ-1 function are also associated with certain forms of cancer. Using baker’s yeast for continuing their studies is crucial in finding ways to prevent or cure these conditions.

How does baker’s yeast destroy cancer cells?

Researchers have found that cancer cells gravitate to baker’s yeast and then weaken to the point of self-destruction, leading them to further investigate the possibility of not only treating local tumors, but tumors that have spread to the rest of the body without surgery.

Another interesting discovery – research has shown that brewer’s yeast can be effective in preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhea as well as relapsing colitis caused by Clostridium difficile. It is thought that the brewer’s yeast makes enzymes that counteract the effect of toxins produced – so if you are prone to this side effect, consider adding brewer’s yeast if you need to be on a round of antibiotics.

Can my dog benefit from brewer’s yeast?

If your dog is stressed or very hyper – brewer’s yeast can help calm him down. Since brewer’s yeast is a good source of vitamin B complex, your dog will do better with separation anxiety, other stressed induced anxieties and the best part is, brewer’s yeast is palatable to dogs and inexpensive.

Brewer’s yeast also helps dogs stay safe from fleas. You can add some to their food at mealtimes and even sprinkle some on their coats for added benefit.

What is the difference between baker’s yeast and brewer’s yeast?

Baker’s yeast is dried at low temperatures and the yeast are still alive while brewer’s yeast is a by-product that is dried at high temperatures so the yeast is no longer alive.

You may be wondering – should children with autism avoid baker’s yeast? Many children on the autism spectrum have trouble with yeast in general and many physicians have used antifungals to combat the overgrowth of yeast in autistic children.

In fact, some physicians speculate that the yeast in bread is actually more of a concern – so they recommend a gluten-free, yeast free diet. Keep in mind, even though yeast may be helpful for some conditions, autism is not considered to be one of them.

As with any change in supplement or medication, please review this information with your health care practitioner to see if baker’s or brewer’s yeast would be a beneficial addition to your overall health plan.

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About the author: Sima Ash of Healing 4 Soul is a clinical and classical homeopath and certified clinical nutritionist who utilizes a unique approach pioneered by Tinus Smits, M.D. called CEASE therapy. The aim of CEASE treatment is systematic detoxification of the causes of illness, leading to step by step improvement and restoration of health in the individual. For additional information, please visit – Healing4Soul.com. You can follow Sima on Facebook at ‘Cease Therapy California’ and through her weekly blog on NaturalHealth365.com

References:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140331153602.htm
http://www.news-medical.net/news/20100203/Bakers-yeast-promising-against-cancer.aspx
http://www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=625843

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Natural relief for sciatica

April 30, 2014 by  
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Natural Relief for Sciatica(NaturalHealth365) Sciatica pain can cause severe and debilitating pain along with tingling, burning, numbness and weakness of the legs. Sciatica usually occurs when the sciatica nerve is irritated or compressed by a problem in the lower back sending pain down the buttock, hamstring, calf and foot.

This is a serious health issue. It is estimated that 40% of the population will experience some degree of sciatica pain in their lifetime. Sciatica pain can vary and encompasses mild cramping, a tightening sensation in the hamstring or calf muscles to an all out constant shooting pain from the buttock down to the foot.

The sciatic nerve runs from the lower part of the spine down the back of both legs forming what can be though of as an electrical cable to and from the brain.

What exactly causes sciatica?

When the upper cervical spine is misaligned, it puts pressure on the nerve channel that travels all the way down the back and to the sciatic nerve. This happens when the head and neck are off balance and the body is compensating by raising one shoulder and one hip thus putting pressure on the lower back.

Pressure is also caused by the shortening and tightening of the piriformis muscle. This is almost always due to months or years of muscle imbalances in the hip rotator muscles.

The piriformis muscle is a flat, band-like muscle located in the buttocks near the top of the hip joint. This muscle is important in lower body movement because it stabilizes the hip joint and lifts and rotates the thigh away from the body. This is what enables us to walk, shift our weight from one foot to another, and maintain balance.

Basically, the piriformis is used in almost every motion of the hips and legs.

To avoid pain – understand the cause

A study in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, published in 2005, showed that about 70 percent of sciatica cases are caused by the pirifomis muscle. If the piriformis is tight (and it often is), it exerts pressure on the sciatic nerve and pushes it against the tendons beneath it, which can cause excruciating pain; this is known as the ‘piriformis syndrome’.

Other causes include spinal stenosis, the narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back; degeneration disc disease, the breakdown of cushions between the vertebrae; a herniated or bulging disc; or back injury.

Spondylolisthesis, which can causes sciatica pain, is a slippage of one vertebra so that it is out of line with the one above it, narrowing the opening through which the sciatica nerve exits.

What is the best way to treat sciatica?

Obviously, weight management, physical activity such as walking and stretching and avoiding prolonged sitting are essential components to pain-free living.

One of the most overlooked causes of sciatica is poor posture, which increases the compression of the sciatic nerve. When standing or sitting keep the back straight and shoulders back – to relieve some of the pressure.

When sleeping on your back, place a pillow under your knees or when on your side, place a pillow between your knees – to relieve pressure.

Adjust the height of chairs – so your feet are flat on the floor and the knees are a little higher than the hips. Keep your feet flat on the floor and do not cross your legs when sitting. You may also want to lie on the floor with a heating pad for relaxation purposes.

Should I stretch?

There are specific stretching exercises that are helpful. Exercises which stretch the hamstrings are needed. Most low back pain and sciatica problems will benefit from a regular routine of hamstring stretching.

Tightness in the hamstrings places increased stress on the low back and often aggravates or even causes some of the conditions that lead to low back pain and/or sciatica pain.

The hamstrings are a group of three muscles located in the back of the thigh. They run from the pelvis down to the knee, and help bend the knee and extend the hip. Most daily activities do not stretch the hamstrings – which causes them to become tight and specific stretching exercises are needed to keep them healthy and extended.

Relieve back pain with massage and physical therapy

Massage is a wonderful tool as is some specific yoga exercises. Yoga is considered therapeutic and should be done when the movements are easy to perform. Don’t overdo it.

Physical therapy exercises incorporating strengthening, stretching, and aerobic conditioning are often components of a good sciatica treatment program. For example, the goal of chiropractic care is to restore spinal movement, thereby improving function while decreasing pain and inflammation.

Depending on the cause of the sciatica, a chiropractic treatment will use spinal adjustments along with ice/heat therapy, and rehabilitative exercises for maximum results.

What is ‘upper cervical chiropractic care’?

Upper cervical chiropractic treatments allow the body to correct a spinal misalignment – which drastically increases the pressure on the discs of the low back. It doesn’t correct the spine with any snapping, popping or twisting of the neck or back.

The adjustments are not only safe and effective but gentle. When in the mist of a sciatic flare-up, it is important not to use vigorous manual adjustments because pressure to an inflamed nerve can create more irritation.

So while chiropractor care is typically used to help with sciatica pain it is also important to note that nerves are extremely sensitive to compression. Remember, while suffering with severe back pain, gentle chiropractic adjustments can be quite beneficial.

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About the author: Dr. Matthew Roe is a practicing upper cervical chiropractor and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science. He has a Doctor of Chiropractic degree graduating Cum Laude from Life University College of Chiropractic. Having studied with the best Upper Cervical specific doctors in the world he understands true healing. His practice focus is to help people fine true health naturally.

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New Study: Glucosamine may reverse autoimmune disease

April 29, 2014 by  
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Glucosamine Reverses Autoimmune Disease(NaturalHealth365) Glucosamine, a popular supplement currently used to treat joint pain, may hold the key to prolonging human life. Just-published research supports this simple amino sugar’s ability to increase lifespan by as much as 10 percent – roughly eight years of human life.

What can we learn from mice and roundworms? In the study, published in the April 2014 issue of Nature Communications, researchers reported that glucosamine functioned to increase the lifespan of elderly mice by mimicking the effects of a low carbohydrate diet – without carbohydrate intake actually being reduced – and induced alternate fuel use, in the form of amino acid oxidation. It also had the effect of impairing glucose metabolism, thereby reducing blood glucose levels and the risk of diabetes.

In the first part of the study, glucosamine caused a 5 percent increase in the longevity of roundworms. Nematodes – although unlikely-seeming research subjects at first glance – are often used for longevity studies as 80 percent of their proteins, and many of their biological processes, are closely related to those of humans.

With glucosamine extending the lifespan of both species, the team concluded that the supplement “may be a versatile approach to delay aging in humans.”

What exactly is glucosamine?

Glucosamine – a molecule derived from glucose – is endogenous, meaning it occurs naturally in the body. It is found in the fluid surrounding the joints, where it helps to build cartilage. Glucosamine supplements, however, are derived from chitin, found in the hard exterior shells of crustaceans.

Now researchers are finding that, in addition to prolonging life, glucosamine may have the ability to correct malfunctioning cells that contribute to autoimmune disease.

Researchers have been aware for close to five decades that glucosamine reduces the metabolism of nutritive sugars. But, it wasn’t until recently that glucosamine’s ability to reduce sugar metabolism was explored in relation to preventing and treating disease.

What does sugar metabolism have to do with autoimmune disease?

It is changes in sugar molecules that cause T-cells to become hyperactive and trigger autoimmune disease – including multiple sclerosis. In this condition, the abnormal T-cells direct the immune system to attack and destroy the myelin – the tissue that insulates the nerves – causing symptoms of numbness, fatigue and even paralysis.

Several studies have shown that glucosamine and glucosamine derivatives increased sugar modifications to the proteins on the outsides of T-cells, suppressing their hyperactivity and reversing the development of paralysis.

In an animal study published in 2005 in Journal of Immunology, neurologists at Jefferson Medical College found that glucosamine suppressed the T-cells that cause brain inflammation, dramatically delaying the onset of multiple sclerosis symptoms and substantially increasing motor abilities. The mice given glucosamine had less inflammation in their spinal cords and less damage to myelin than mice in the control group.

In a study published in 2011 in The Journal of Biological Chemistry, n-acetylglucosamine inhibited the growth and function of abnormal T-cells and suppressed autoimmune response, leading researchers to conclude that glucosamine could have applications in treating multiple sclerosis. Beta-interferon, a mainstream medical treatment for MS, must be given by injection; the team noted that glucosamine, by contrast, is convenient, painless to administer, and inexpensive.

Has glucosamine been studied in other autoimmune conditions?

In a small clinical study published in 2000 in Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, two thirds of a study group of children with treatment-resistant inflammatory bowel disease improved substantially after two years of treatment with n-acetylglucosamine. Studies to explore glucosamine’s potential for treating IBD, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are ongoing.

No significant side effects were reported in the studies, giving rise to hopes that glucosamine could be a safe, natural, inexpensive and effective way to treat autoimmune disorders.

How can I get glucosamine into my daily diet?

Since food is not a major source of glucosamine, it must be taken in the form of a supplement. Three types are available: glucosamine sulfate, glucosamine hydrochloride, and n-acetylglucosamine. Glucosamine sulfate has been more widely studied than glucosamine hydrochloride, but University of Maryland Medical Center notes that the latter may be better absorbed by the body.

Whichever type you choose, make sure to obtain it from a trusted, reputable supplier. According to the National Institutes of Health, some samples of a product marketed as glucosamine were found to contain only trace amounts. In addition, since most of the world’s supply is produced in China, you may want to do your research – before making your purchase.

Don’t use glucosamine to treat autoimmune disorders, unless you are under the guidance of a medical professional. Glucosamine can interact with other supplements and medications; consult a trusted, knowledgeable doctor before using it, especially if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or a shellfish allergy.

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References:
https://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/scupplement/glucosamine
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Laetrile cover-up exposed at major cancer hospital

April 23, 2014 by  
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Laetrile Cover-up Exposed(NaturalHealth365) In the summer of 1972, one of the most prominent cancer scientists of the 20th century was asked – by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center – to test laetrile in spontaneously occurring animal tumors. The results were promising – to say the least. Naturally, more research would be needed, but what really happened next is inexcusable.

On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, former Memorial Sloan-Kettering employee Ralph Moss, Ph.D. blows the whistle on the conventional cancer industry. Find out how natural cancer therapies are being suppressed by western medicine.

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Medical crimes against humanity must stop. According to the American Cancer Society, “available scientific evidence does not support claims that laetrile or amygdalin is effective in treating cancer or any other disease.” According to Dr. Moss, that’s a complete lie.

Top chemotherapy scientist gets positive results using laetrile

As a cancer researcher, Kanematsu Sugiura, DSc spent most of his career at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. A pioneer in cancer research, Sugiura – before his death in 1979 – completed over 250 papers and received numerous awards including the highest award, by the Japan Medical Association, for outstanding contributions to cancer research. This was a dedicated scientist.

The Japan Medical Association once thanked Sugiura by saying he was “an inspiration to so many Japanese physicians and surgeons.” In 1966, New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay and the New York County Medical Society recognized Sugiura for his devotion to the field of medicine. This was no ordinary cancer scientist. In fact, in June 1973, his photograph appeared on the cover of Cancer Research.

After his retirement, in 1962, one would think he would just live out his life in peace and happiness. But, at age 80, after being asked by Memorial Sloan-Kettering to report on his finding about laetrile, Sugiura found himself in a huge controversy. After reporting his positive findings about laetrile, this man found that his old friends left him and former colleagues questioned his sanity and competence. But, the big question is why? What were these people so upset about?

On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, Ralph Moss, Ph.D. and Eric Merola detail why Memorial Sloan-Kettering deliberately attempted to suppress the effectiveness of laetrile on cancer cells.

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Why is laetrile banned in the United States?

According to Memorial Sloan-Kettering, “systematic reviews of several studies concluded that amygdalin is ineffective as a cancer treatment.” They go on to warn the public about ‘dreadful’ side effects like cyanide toxicity, vomiting, headaches, dizziness, coma and death. As crazy as this may read – they don’t want you to consider laetrile but chemotherapy is o.k. – offering many of the same negative side effects.

Of course, if you search the internet, every pharmaceutically-supported cancer resource will warn you to stay away from laetrile, the Gerson Therapy, Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez plus many other alternatives to the lucrative chemotherapy business. In truth, there’s a really good reason why we can’t trust these people anymore. Find out on the next NaturalNews Talk Hour with Jonathan Landsman.

This week’s guest: Ralph Moss, Ph.D., medical writer and cancer industry whistleblower

Learn why the conventional cancer industry is lying about laetrile – as a cancer therapy – Sun. Apr. 27

Our first guest, Eric Merola is an internationally award-winning documentary film director. Before starting his career in documentary films, Eric was a motions graphics designer and animator commissioned by various clients including Fuel TV and WE Network. In 2007, Eric began production on his first documentary, BURZYNSKI, which won numerous international awards including “Best Documentary of 2011” on The Documentary Channel and the “Humanitarian Vision Award” at the Newport Beach Film Festival.

Eric has since released a sequel to BURZYNSKI in 2013, which also won the top Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary at the Sedona International Film Festival in March, 2014. While working on the sequel to BURZYNSKI, he was also shooting and directing his third documentary, SECOND OPINION: LAETRILE AT SLOAN-KETTERING. This documentary reveals the laetrile cover-up in shocking detail.

Our second guest is Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D., founding advisor to the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Alternative Medicine (now the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine) and to the NIH Cancer Advisory Panel on Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

As a medical writer, Moss has written 15 books on questions relating to cancer research and treatment. He has been an invited lecturer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the University of Arizona Medical Center plus many other universities, medical schools and societies around the world.

The former science writer and assistant director of public affairs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York (1974-1977), for the past 35 years, Moss has independently evaluated the claims of conventional and non-conventional cancer treatments.

On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman, Eric Merola and Ralph Moss, Ph.D. give you a ‘behind-the-scene’ glimpse at the unscientific, criminal nature of the conventional cancer industry. They are not interested in natural cures. The truth will reveal itself on this program.

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Jonathan LandsmanAbout the author: Jonathan Landsman is the host of NaturalHealth365.com, the NaturalNews Talk Hour – a free, weekly health show and the NaturalNews Inner Circle – a monthly subscription to the brightest minds in natural health and healing.

Reaching hundreds of thousands of people, worldwide, as a personal health consultant, writer and radio talk show host – Jonathan has been educating the public on the health benefits of an organic (non-GMO) diet along with high-quality supplementation and healthy lifestyle habits including exercise and meditation.

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http://www.secondopinionfilm.com
http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/pharmacologicalandbiologicaltreatment/laetrile
http://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/herb/amygdalin

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Three Ayurvedic herbs ease chronic fatigue syndrome

April 20, 2014 by  
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Herbs for Chronic Fatigue(NaturalHealth365) Over a million people in the United States are currently diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). According to the Centers for Disease Control, it is likely that millions more are battling similar symptoms, but don’t meet all the standards for a formal diagnosis.

What are the signs of CFS? Well, symptoms – which include overwhelming fatigue, confusion, memory loss, joint pain, anxiety and depression – can be debilitating; in severe cases, careers, marriages and relationships may be jeopardized. Yet, CFS remains a mystery although – like many health issues – many experts believe that environmental toxins like EMF pollution from wireless technology; nutritional deficiencies and emotional stress may play a role.

Conventionally speaking, there is no cure for CFS but, sadly, these same physicians will often prescribe NSAIDS and antidepressants to help ‘manage’ symptoms – which offer plenty of negative side effects.

How can Ayurvedic Medicine help heal CFS?

In Ayurveda, chronic fatigue syndrome – or bala kshaya – is believed to be caused by a buildup of toxins, resulting in a disconnect between mind, body and spirit. Treatment is holistic, and includes meditation, diet, massage, breathing techniques and herbal therapies. Naturally, it’s an intelligent decision to minimize your toxic burden – as a top priority – along with incorporating immune-supportive therapies.

Once you remove toxic threats, try a cleansing diet, followed by “pancha karma” – a more extensive detoxification process involving massage oils and herbal therapies. The third stage normally consists of rejuvinative herbal therapy to help restore energy and vitality.

Don’t underestimate the value of ashwagandha, rhodiola and brahmi – three powerful, healing herbs.

Ashwagandha, scientifically known as Withania somnifera and also called “Indian ginseng” and “winter cherry,” is a rasayana – an herb believed to prolong life, combat disease and protect both body and mind from stress.

According to Alakananda Devi, director of the Alandi Ayurvedic Clinic in Boulder, Colorado, ashwagandha restores energy and improves the neurological and muscular functions of CFS patients. It also helps regulate sleep cycles, boost the immune system, and reduce anxiety and depression.

Do CFS patients really need toxic antidepressant medications?

In an animal study published in 2000 in Phytomedicine, ashwagandha extracts performed as well as Ativan, a benzodiazepine, to reduce anxiety. Researchers also found that ashwagandha’s antidepressant effect was equal to that of imipramine, a pharmaceutical medication sold under the name Tofranil. Noting that ashwagandha reduced brain levels of tribulin, a chemical marker of anxiety, researchers concluded that the study supported ashwagandha’s use as both a mood stabilizer and an anti-anxiety therapy.

In an animal study published in 2002 in Journal of Medicinal Food, ashwagandha, in conjunction with other herbs, restored brain levels of natural antioxidants and measurably reduced the oxidative stress that contributes to chronic fatigue.

Scientific studies continue to confirm the effectiveness of Ayurvedic herbs

As useful as ashwagandha is in fighting CFS, it is not the only rasayana herb that has received scientific attention. Rhodiola rosea, the root of a plant that grows in Arctic regions, is also used in Ayurveda to restore neurological function, enhance energy, reduce fatigue, alleviate depression and restore natural sleeping patterns.

According to NYU Langone Medical Center, rhodiola may help people function better when they are under stress. The medical center cites a double-blind, placebo-controlled study in which 56 physicians on overnight duty who were given rhodiola were able to retain higher levels of mental function than the placebo group.

Noted herbal authority Chris Kilham, points out that extensive clinical studies have confirmed that rhodiola increases strength and stamina while promoting mental clarity. Like ashwagandha, rhodiola combats chronic fatigue syndrome on many levels, and does so without serious adverse effects.

Yet another Ayurvedic herb alleviates “brain fog,” enhances memory and lifts mood.

Brahmi, scientifically known as Bacopa monnieri and also called Indian pennywort, is prized in Ayurveda as a mental tonic to treat Alzheimer’s disease, age-related cognitive deficits, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Researchers have found that constituents called bacosides have a relaxant effect on veins, allowing for enhanced blood flow and supporting mental clarity, concentration and focus.

Are there any clinical studies supporting brahmi’s benefits?

Yes. In a double-blind placebo-controlled study published in 2008 in Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 300 milligrams a day of bacopa extract were given for six weeks to elderly volunteers. Using a battery of diagnostic tools, including the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale and the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test, researchers found that those in the bacopa group had enhanced word recall memory scores.

Researchers noted that the group who had taken bacopa had declining levels of depression and anxiety; in the non-bacopa group, levels continued to rise. The team noted that bacopa had potential for safely enhancing cognitive performance.

How can I use these herbs for chronic fatigue?

Although ashwagandha, rhodiola and brahmi are generally safe, they can interact with other herbal remedies, prescription medications and supplements. Naturally, it’s best to consult a trusted doctor before using these herbs to treat chronic fatigue syndrome, and follow dosage instructions carefully. And, of course, make sure to obtain your herbs from a reputable source.

Remember, herbs are only part of the Ayurvedic approach to healing. An Ayurvedic practitioner can recommend simple dietary and lifestyle changes that can speed up your recovery time. Chronic fatigue syndrome can be a frustrating, baffling and debilitating condition, but you don’t have to let it control your life – or feel compelled to take harsh prescription medications.

Many people have found relief with safe, natural Ayurvedic remedies that work to dispel toxins, bring your body back into balance and restore you to health.

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Eliminate ulcerative colitis naturally

April 13, 2014 by  
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Boswellia Eliminates Ulcerative Colitis(NaturalHealth365) With inflammatory bowel disease on the rise in the United States, the tab for treating the condition is rising as well. The Centers for Disease Control reported that $1.7 billion is currently being spent on health costs associated with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease – two forms of IBD.

These conditions – which can be life-threatening – have no known medical cure, and doctors aren’t even sure what causes them, although experts believe our increasingly toxic environment does play a role. Three out of four Crohn’s disease sufferers will eventually need surgery; for ulcerative colitis, the estimate is one out of four.

Are toxic drugs really the answer?

Conventionally-trained doctors tend to treat symptoms with drugs such as aminosalicylates and steroids, but these medications can cause a host of serious side effects, including high blood pressure, osteoporosis, diabetes, glaucoma, inability to absorb certain nutrients, and increased risk of infection.

Given these bleak facts, wouldn’t it be wonderful if there were a safe, natural way of reducing the inflammation that lies at the heart of these conditions?

Herbal medicine helps to eliminate digestive disorders

Boswellia serrata, also called “Indian frankincense” and Salai guggul, has been prized in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years as a remedy for digestive disorders, respiratory problems and inflammatory diseases. Over the last few decades, conventional medical authorities and institutions have begun to acknowledge what boswellia can do.

Boswellia resin, which is obtained from plant’s thick, flexible bark, contains triterpenes known as boswellic acids; scientists think these are the key to the plant’s anti-inflammatory effects. Boswellia resin also contains essential oils which are rich in alpha-thujene — a pungent monoterpene — and p-cymene, an aromatic compound also found in beneficial herbs such as thyme.

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) reports boswellic acids inhibit a specific enzyme that is vital in the biosynthesis of leukotrienes – inflammatory molecules believed to contribute to ulcerative colitis and other inflammatory diseases.

Is boswellia better than conventional drugs?

Although boswellia is not commonly recommended by conventional doctors to treat IBD, its ability to treat ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease – and do it more effectively and safely than prescription drugs — has been supported by close to 20 years of research. UMMC cites a 1997 clinical study in which boswellia’s therapeutic effects were equal to those of sulfasalazine, a pharmaceutical IBD treatment.

The study, published in European Journal of Medical Research, explored the effects of boswellia on patients diagnosed with grade II and grade III ulcerative colitis. Subjects were given 350 milligrams of boswellia extracts three times a day for 6 weeks, after which researchers used microscopies of rectal biopsies and examined relevant blood parameters – including levels of leukocytes and esinophils – to determine the results.

They found that the boswellia group showed improvement in all parameters, with 82 percent going into remission, as compared to 75 percent for the sulfasalazine group. In other words, boswellia outperformed the pharmaceutical drug.

Four years later, a 2001 study published in Planta Medica showed an even wider divide between boswellia and sulfasalazine’s effects. Thirty patients with chronic colitis were given either 900 milligrams of boswellia or 3000 milligrams of sulfasalazine daily for six weeks. Ninety percent of the boswellia patients showed improvement in symptoms, as compared to 60 percent of the sulfasalazine group. The study’s author concluded that boswellia could be used to effectively treat colitis with minimal side effects.

Finally, in a review published in 2001 in Gastroenterology, boswellia was found to be as exactly as effective as the pharmaceutical drug mesalamine in treating acute Crohn’s disease.

Don’t you wish these studies were required reading for all gastroenterologists?

Some conventional doctors support boswellia

Another ‘plus’ for boswellia is that fact that it doesn’t damage the digestive tract. According to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, boswellia – unlike current non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs – does not cause gastric ulcers, another testament to this remarkable herb’s safety and efficacy.

Boswellia attacks inflammation on many fronts.

In a German review, presented by the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of Tuebingen and published in 2010 in Phytomedicine, the authors reviewed the method of action of boswellic acids. They noted the acids affect cellular defense while exhibiting action in the immune system.

Boswellic acids also down regulate inflammatory cytokines, cut production of leukotrienes and demonstrate antioxidant activity while inhibiting the formation of free radicals. Given these activities, the authors of the review called boswellia’s therapeutic effects on ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease “not surprising.” They called for further studies in order to explore optimal dosages.

How can I take boswellia?

Boswellia, usually standardized to contain between 37.5 and 65 percent boswellic acid, is available in resin, pill and cream form. UMMC notes that the standard boswellia dosage for ulcerative colitis is 550 milligrams 3 times a day for up to six weeks. Of course, you should consult with a trusted doctor before using boswellia to treat colitis, or any other condition; he or she can advise you as to dosage, and also how long to continue taking boswellia.

Keep in mind, boswellia can stimulate blood flow in the uterus and could induce miscarriage – so, do not take it if you are pregnant. Side effects of boswellia can include digestive discomfort; as with any substance, an allergy to boswellia is possible.

An interesting ‘religious’ note: According to the Bible, boswellia – or frankincense – was among the gifts brought to the Christ child by the Three Wise Men. You can give your body a gift, and possibly reduce painful IBD symptoms, by using this beneficial natural treatment.

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References:
http://www.thorne.com/altmedrev/.fulltext/13/2/165.pdf
http://www.ccfa.org/what-are-crohns-and-colitis/what-is-ulcerative-colitis
http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/ulcerative-colitis
http://wellnessadvantage.com/Herbs/zz/Boswellia2.htm
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20696559
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9049593
http://www.cdc.gov/ibd/

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Medical test predicts risk for chronic disease

April 9, 2014 by  
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Medical Test Predicts Disease(NaturalHealth365) Ever wonder what your health may look like – in 10 years? Believe it or not, there is a test that can predict a person’s risk of chronic disease. So, at your next medical appointment, ask for a C-reactor protein (CRP) test – which measures inflammation.

Key point: Excessive cellular inflammation, left unchecked, will lead to disease and premature death.

C- reactive protein (CRP) is a marker of inflammation, and high levels are found in practically every known chronic disease condition. Even if you have no symptoms of disease, excessive inflammation increases your risk for cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and a host of autoimmune disorders.

Keep in mind, CRP is both a marker and a cause of inflammation. And, most people don’t know, CRP levels are very strongly correlated to survival – in patients with cancer and cardiovascular disease.

What can C-reactive proteins tell us about health?

C–reactive protein is manufactured throughout the body – especially by immune cells, the liver and fat cells. It’s an early indication of an inflammatory stimulus like either an infection or tissue injury. When either one occurs, CRP levels rise.

CRP is a very sensitive marker of general inflammation. It is used to track the progression of chronic inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. In truth, increased symptoms, paired with a rise in the CRP levels, indicate a flare up of these conditions.

What every heart patient needs to know

C-reactive protein levels are closely correlated with cardiovascular disease. There were studies; which showed patients with the highest CRP levels were at a 45% increase risk of heart disease compared with those with the lowest levels.

CRP levels have been shown to predict serious complications in patients with coronary artery disease. It has been found that people with high levels were 60% more likely to develop ischemic heart disease.

According to the New England Journal of Medicine, CRP outperforms LDL cholesterol levels as a predictor of cardiovascular risk. A study in the March, 2000, New England Journal of Medicine concluded that C-reactive protein was a better predictor of cardiovascular events (heart attacks, strokes, bypass surgery or angioplasty) than other inflammatory markers.

In fact, studies have shown that CRP is present inside most arterial plaques, heart lesions, and after a stroke or heart attack.

Should cancer patients check their CRP levels?

There is a growing interest in CRP – as a predictor of a variety of cancers. With the discovery that cancer is associated with overall inflammation, this is a useful tool to predict overall risk.

In the first, large prospective study of its kind, Danish researchers report that people with high blood levels of C-reactive protein have a 30 percent greater risk of developing any cancer later in life, and were associated with a higher risk of developing lung and colorectal cancers, compared with people with low CRP levels.

Researchers also found that among people with cancer, those with high CRP levels, prior to their diagnosis, were 80 percent more likely to die sooner than people with cancer who did not have elevated CRP.

Those patients with elevated levels of CRP are more likely to have lymph node and distant metastases, invasion of blood vessels and nerves along with a higher stage diagnosed.

With a CRP greater than 5mg/L, only 13.3% survive for 5 years, while 57% of patients with lower CRP survive for 5 years and longer. CRP levels are the only independent predictor of disease free survival.

Demystifying the CRP test

The CRP test is a simple blood test, taken at a lab, and then analyzed. It is a test that should be taken two separate times about two weeks apart. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends using the average number of two readings for a number of reasons.

The CRP levels are easily influenced by infection or wounds, since each of these raise the level and diet can also effect inflammation – at the time of the test. Optimal CRP levels are under 0.55 mg/L in men and under 1.0 mg/L in women. This is an important test for one simple reason; it give us instant feedback about the quality of our lifestyle.

The best way to lower your CRP level

Lifestyle is the best predictor of one’s CRP levels. A 2013 study found that diet, exercise, stress level, alcohol and tobacco use influenced C-reactive protein levels. Exercising alone has been shown to be effective in bring down C-reactive protein.

Vitamin C has been shown to reduce plasma CRP levels as well as curcumin, fenugreek, ginger, L-carnitine, magnesium, probiotics, omega-3 fatty acids, quercetin, vitamin D, vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), zinc and resveratrol.

Let’s face it, this is the one factor you can control by lifestyle and at the same time protect yourself from chronic disease. Get tested and, for goodness sake, take action today.

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References:
http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/108/12/e81.full
http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/C-Reactive_Protein_test_to_screen_for_heart_disease.htm
http://www.asco.org/press-center/study-finds-association-between-c-reactive-protein-and-cancer-risk-mortality
http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART03424/Elevated-Creactive-Protein-CRP.html

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Reversing kidney disease with mineral clay

April 7, 2014 by  
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Reversing Kidney Disease Naturally(NaturalHealth365) Poor diet and an aging population are contributing to the dramatic rise in chronic renal disease worldwide, with high blood pressure and diabetes the most significant risk factors related to renal failure.

Fortunately, according to scientific research, there is real hope for chronic renal disease sufferers – using uncontaminated green healing clay to reverse this dreadful health condition.

How does clay help reverse kidney disease?

Clay minerals actually help to lower the phosphate levels in the body. In a series of laboratory trials and cell culture experiments, it was proven that the high phosphate-binding capacity of the clay minerals was not only as effective as traditional pharmaceutical methods, but was better tolerated.

There are natural treatments for chronic kidney disease, but not all of them are safe or work well. Thanks to the mineral content, clay works well at lowering phosphate levels without negative side effects.

Patients with chronic kidney disease often experience electrolyte imbalances – one of which is phosphate excess. This is because in chronic kidney disease, the kidney loses its ability to effectively filter out phosphate – which is why it tends to accumulate, in the body and cause harm.

Poor kidney function is life-threatening

When kidney function is compromised, the extra calcium-phosphate gets deposited in the blood vessels – which leads to heart disease, stroke and premature death. Compared to people with healthy kidney function, those with kidney disease are at least ten times more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke.

Hyperphosphatemia is the term used for the build up of phosphate and it is the biggest risk for having a cardiovascular event related to renal failure. In fact, it presents a higher risk than end-stage dialysis.

People suffering from chronic renal insufficiency are required to take phosphate binders with food. In the stomach and intestines, these medications bind to phosphates, from food, so they can be excreted (undigested) instead of being absorbed.

Obviously, these medications cause negative side effects, such as increased calcium levels in the blood, constipation and nerve problems. And, let’s not forget, we’ve written extensively about the dangers of excess calcium.

The good news is researchers from Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology and Fim Biotect developed a treatment which can be tolerated by patients. They found that clay, from volcanic ash deposits in the Friedland area of northeast Germany, was just as effective as conventional phosphate binders plus safer to use. This means it can be used for longer periods of time and actually help patients stabilize and improve their kidney function.

The healing power of clay

Clay, especially bentonite, has been used medicinally for centuries, but only in recent years has it been viewed as having powerful healing properties.

Natural healthcare practitioners have used clay to help detoxify the digestive system, clear away bacterial pathogens, eliminate parasites from the intestines, increase T-cell count, neutralize free radicals, remove heavy metals plus assist in alkalizing the body.

All of the above helps the filtering system of the body. Keep in mind, the kidneys are a major organ of elimination – so clearing the body of toxins helps them to function better.

As we all know, chronic inflammation can lead to degenerative conditions including kidney failure, heart disease and cancer. There is evidence that clay minerals work well on inflammatory conditions such as irritable bowel disorders. Remember, a healthy gut equals a healthy body.

The best way to use mineral clay

Clay can be used, to detoxify, in different ways such as in topical applications including packs and clay baths or internally with either a small amount added to water or in pill form.

Bentonite clay toothpaste removes unwanted oral bacteria, helps to kill off infections and promotes healthy gums. Bentonite clay masks draws out excess oils and debris, boosts circulation to tighten the skin and simulates cellular regeneration.

Applying the clay, externally, anywhere will revitalize the cells and help them to release toxins. Clay baths pull the stirred up toxins from the body through the pores. Living clay has strong electromagnetic power, which can pull toxins from soft tissue for elimination.

Taking the clay internally absorbs any fresh toxins ingested before they are assimilated by the bloodstream. All three methods can work together to restore balance.

However, mixing bentonite clay with a little water will produce a seriously thick paste. As you continue to add water, it will continue to thin out and disperse in the water. If you take it internally you must drink water throughout the day. The dosage is anywhere from a ½ to 1 scant teaspoon.

For people with a tendency toward constipation, it is better to take your clay in the evening. It is usually accompanied by Psyllium husks and specific herbs to aid cleansing and removal of toxic matter. Obviously, for serious health concerns – always work with a trusted, healthcare provider.

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References:
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-01-chronic-kidney-disease-clay-minerals.html
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-01-chronic-kidney-disease-clay-minerals.html
http://www.eytonsearth.org/general-uses-clay.php
http://www.kidneybuzz.com/treating-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-with-new-clay-technique-found-to-have-milder-side-effects
http://curezone.org/cleanse/bowel/bentonite.asp

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The GAPS diet is designed to cure digestive issues

April 4, 2014 by  
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GAPS Diet Heals Digestive System(NaturalHealth365) The GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) diet was created by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, a neurologist and nutritional consultant from the UK, to treat her sons’ autism. The diet is not meant to be a lifestyle change, but a temporary eating plan to heal the gut and replenish gut flora and is intended to help a wide variety of neurological conditions – including autism.

Parents note they are seeing their children lose symptoms, find relief from gastrointestinal issues and regain emotional expression after adhering to the GAPS diet – although they note that recovery does not happen overnight and adherence to the diet is necessary.

GAPS healing protocol consists of comprehensive detoxification, dietary changes plus supplementation and is divided into the introduction diet and the full GAPS diet.

What is the best way to start a GAPS diet?

In the introduction diet phase, people start their day with a room temperature cup of still mineral or filtered water and a probotic. They then can have meat or fish stocks. Chicken stock is recommended for being particularly gentle on the stomach.

It is important to make the stock from joints, bones, meat on the bone, or a whole chicken – do not use bullion cubes or commercially available soup stock granules. In fact, the gelatinous soft tissues around the bones and the bone marrow provide necessary nutrients to heal the gut lining and the immune system. It is recommended to consume this stock daily.

As you progress along the introduction phase of the GAPS diet, vegetables, probiotic rich foods, ginger tea, raw organic egg yolks, fresh pressed juices, nut flours and eventually raw fruit are all gradually added. How slowly or quickly you progress through the introduction phase of the diet is based on stool changes and it is stated that after the completion of the introduction phase that your stools should be more or less normal.

Once that happens, you are ready to move onto the full GAPS diet.

Taking the GAPS diet to the next level

In this phase, you start your day with a glass of still mineral water or filtered water with lemon and it can be any temperature you desire. If you have a juicer, fresh pressed juice is also recommended. For breakfast, pancakes made with nut flours, eggs or pure minced meat sausages without MSG or commercial seasonings are good options.

Lunch and dinner consists of homemade vegetable soup or stew with meat stock, avocado, meat, shellfish, raw or cooked vegetables.

What are the common mistakes made on the GAPS diet?

Not taking a probiotic. Eating foods that are helping you to detoxify is only part of the plan. It is necessary to reseed your gut with beneficial flora that will help you heal is essential.

Not consuming enough broth throughout the day is also a common pitfall. The broth is soothing to your body and you need to be having a cup with each meal.

How do I find out more about the GAPS diet?

If you want to learn more about the GAPS diet, I recommend reading Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Campbell-McBride or setting up a consult with a GAPS practitioner, such as myself, who can help with questions or concerns as you work your way through the diet.

I incorporated the GAPS diet into my practice as it complemented CEASE Therapy so well and to date am seeing positive results with clients – particularly those with autism and ADHD.

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About the author: Sima Ash of Healing 4 Soul is a clinical and classical homeopath and certified clinical nutritionist who utilizes a unique approach pioneered by Tinus Smits, M.D. called CEASE therapy. The aim of CEASE treatment is systematic detoxification of the causes of illness, leading to step by step improvement and restoration of health in the individual. For additional information, please visit – Healing4Soul.com. You can follow Sima on Facebook at ‘Cease Therapy California’ and through her weekly blog on NaturalHealth365.com

References:
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/07/17/gaps-diet-to-cure-what-ails
http://www.gapsdiet.com/INTRODUCTION_DIET.html
http://www.gaps.me/preview/?page_id=31

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Candida produces toxic chemicals and disease

April 1, 2014 by  
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Candida Health Warning(NaturalHealth365) Check your tongue – is it white? You may have Candida albicans which produces about 180 chemical toxins. These harmful substances are capable of causing any number of ‘unexplainable’ health problems.

A white tongue, lack of energy or irritability are early warning signs of poor health. In fact, I would suggest that most people, suffering with chronic degenerative diseases like IBS, fibromyalgia or autoimmune conditions, suffer with Candidia. Don’t ignore the signs.

Why has Candida become a modern day problem?

Candida is one of the 400 organisms that live in our mouth, digestive tract and skin. Candida albicans is the main yeast in the human body and is, normally, kept in check by the beneficial bacteria within the intestines.

In a healthy digestive system – Candida lives in a ratio of approximately one Candida cell for every million bacteria. When the number of yeast cells grow out of the 1 in 1,000,000 ratio, a person is said to have a flora or yeast imbalance.

It is estimated that over 80% of United States citizens have a problem with Candida. Naturally, the foods we consume – especially those loaded with overly-processed sugars – encourage the overgrowth of Candida.

Let’s not forget the issue of chronic stress – which releases cortisol (the ‘stress hormone’) on a continual basis. Too much cortisol can turn off the immune system, raises blood sugar levels and will kill off friendly bacteria within the gut.

A prescription for sickness and premature death

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), ‘skyrocking rates of antibiotic prescriptions now suggest that as many as four out of five Americans may be getting antibiotics annually’. You may be wondering – what’s this got to do with Candida?

The overuse of antibiotics is clearly linked to the overgrowth of yeast in our digestive tract. In fact, many natural health experts would agree, taking too many antibiotics is a major reason for the Candida epidemic.

I only wish more conventionally-trained physicians would consider the fact that antibiotics wipe out most of the good bacteria leaving yeast unharmed. At the very least – they should all push their patients to consume probiotics – when being prescribed antibiotics. In the absence of any competition, yeast colonies grow into all the empty nooks and crannies of the small and large intestine, causing many unwanted health problems.

What else promotes Candida overgrowth?

I’m glad you asked. Birth control pills, cortisone, steroids and chemotherapy also kill friendly bacteria as do both street and pharmaceutical drugs, alcohol, and lack of oxygenation through a sedentary lifestyle. Keep in mind, friendly bacteria actually feed on Candida, so anything that diminishes their numbers can cause Candida to grow out of control.

What are the symptoms of Candida?

The typical Candida symptoms include jock itch, depression, anxiety, mood swings, heartburn, indigestion, fatigue, food allergies, joint pain, acne, migraine headaches, recurring cystitis, vaginal infections, premenstrual symptoms, foggy thinking, dandruff, athlete’s foot, ear infections and eczema.

Candida has been implicated in the impairment of the immune system along with the central nervous system. It has been investigated as the underlying cause of most conditions including heart, bowel, and thyroid disease, along with arthritic and autoimmune conditions.

Candida is known to be intimately involved in weight gain, Epstein-Barr, asthma, allergies, cancer, hyperactivity, attention deficit disorders, periodontal disease and even autism.

How can we test for Candida overgrowth?

A simple blood test can help. You’ll want to check your levels for IgG, IgA, and IgM Candida antibodies. These can be checked through most labs. High levels indicate an overgrowth of Candida.

Stool testing can check for Candida in the colon. The lab can usually determine the species of yeast as well as which treatment will be most effective. Just make sure that your doctor orders a ‘comprehensive stool test’ rather than the standard variety.

The urine Organix Dysbiosis test detects a waste product of Candida yeast overgrowth known as D-Arabinitol. An elevated test means an overgrowth of Candida. This test will determine if there is Candida in your upper gut or small intestines.

The spit test can be done at home. The first thing, when you wake up in the morning, is to put some saliva into a glass of water, before you put anything into your mouth.

If the saliva floats it is fine, but if within 15 minutes you notice projections extending down into the water it is said to be a sign that your are harboring the invasive form of Candida. If the water turns cloudy, your spit sinks to the bottom of the glass or you’re seeing strings – you are looking at a Candida problem.

What’s the best way to treat Candida?

Effectively treating Candida involves stopping the yeast overgrowth, restoring the friendly bacteria that usually keeps them in check, and healing the gut.

Getting rid of the Candida overgrowth primarily requires a low sugar diet. Sugar is what feeds yeast, so eliminating sugar in all of its simple forms is a must. Cut out pasta, bread, baked cookies, muffins, bagels and most, if not all, processed foods.

Generally speaking, overeating creates a high residue of undigested food – which feeds opportunistic organisms such as Candida. And, don’t eat fast. Therefore, chew your food at least 30 times to produce the saliva that prepares the body for healthy digestion. The idea is to allow friendly microbes to breakdown down all the food you eat.

Obviously, using diet alone not only takes months for results, but isn’t as effective as using a Candida protocol – which includes herbs, probiotics and natural antifungals such as caprylic acid in coconut oil.

Here are some ‘Candida killers’

Candida overgrowth has been tied, in part, to a lack of omega-3 fatty acids. There are plenty of omega-3 fatty acids to be found in flaxseed oil and walnut oil. In addition, you may want to take oregano oil, garlic, olive leaf, colloidal silver, raw apple cider vinegar, spirulina, grapefruit seed extract, neem oil ,Pau D’Arco and burdock root for its antifungal effect.

Never forget – your first line of defense is always a strong immune system. This can only be achieved through a healthy lifestyle, which includes organic whole foods, fresh air, stress reduction, and exercise. Talk to an experienced healthcare provider and eliminate the threat of Candida – naturally.

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References:
http://drcarolyndean.com/articles_yeast_and_weight_gain.html
http://www.examiner.com/article/the-hidden-epidemic-candida-overgrowth-2
http://beforeitsnews.com/health/2012/03/candida-the-largely-unknown-health-epidemic-affecting-almost-all-americans-1844996.html

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Herbal medicine helps heal the nervous system

March 26, 2014 by  
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Herbal Medicine Heals Nervous System(NaturalHealth365) Why are mental health issues like anxiety and depression on the rise? Conventional wisdom would suggest factors such as, the financial crisis, an aging population, or – when all other options are ruled out for the individual – the rising stress of living in the 21st century. But, there is a real health solution – largely ignored by western medicine.

Herbalism has the power to cure! In order to prevent, even reverse disease – one must address the underlying mental, emotional and spiritual issues. Although a bit surprising, to those never taught this concept, all diseases stem from nervous system imbalances caused by poor diet, environmental toxins and lifestyle habits. On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and Llynn’ Newman, MS, CN will talk about how to reverse disease with herbal medicine.

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The unpopular truth about herbal medicine

The pharmaceutical industry makes it nearly impossible for the average physician to understand herbal medicine. I’m not making excuses for the complacency of individual doctors – but the fact remains that medical students are poorly educated about herbs. Yet, most pharmaceutical drugs are derived from plants.

In reality, there are plenty of herbs designed to protect the heart; lower cancer risk; minimize the threat of radiation exposure; reduce stress; improve sleep patterns – the list goes on and on. For example, raw garlic is great at boosting the immune system. Ginkgo can improve cerebral circulation and ginseng is a great adaptogenic herb to help us cope with stress.

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Living proof that herbs boost physical and mental powers

Rhodiola has been used in Russia and Scandinavia to cope with the cold Siberian climate and the stressful life that comes from living in harsh conditions. In recent times, athletes have been known to use adaptogenic herbs to boost aerobic endurance and performance. For example, rhodiola minimizes oxidative stress-induced muscle damage in athletes for 24 hours after strenuous activity.

Rhodiola has been used by populations living high in the Himalayas to enhance their resistance to the effects of oxygen deprivation. This herb can actually help to increase oxygen to working muscles – which boost exercise capacity and overall conditioning.

Would you like to improve brain function? Brahmi is a wise choice to help rejuvenate the brain and nervous system. While supporting our intelligence, this powerful herb can improve our capacity to focus and withstand emotional stress. Gotu kola can improve brain function by improving blood flow and memory. Naturally, essential oils and other lifestyle habits like meditation can dramatically improve the quality of your life.

This week’s guest: Llynn’ Newman, MS, CN – Herbalist and Professor of Nutrition for over 30 years

Learn how to eliminate fatigue and improve the immune system naturally – Sun. Mar. 30

Llynn’ Newman is a certified nutritionist, herbalist and corporate consultant to the health industry. As a professor of nutrition, with over 30 years of experience, Llynn’ is dedicated to teaching the world about the power of herbalism to heal the body. Incorporating orthomolecular nutrition and psychoneuroimmunology, Llynn’ reveals how to incorporate herbalism into any lifestyle.

“No stress allowed” is her motto and with an extensive cultural experience with Native American teachings – Llynn’ offers a unique approach toward achieving holistic health and balance. Drawing on her years of experience as a Certified Reiki practitioner and Iridologist, Llynn’ reveals how to use herbs to eliminate chronic fatigue, reduce stress and strengthen immunity.

Heal faster with herbal medicine. On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and Llynn’ Newman talk about how to eliminate stress and reverse disease using herbal remedies. Find out how to avoid the negative effects of toxic drugs. Join us for an inspiring, educational health experience.

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