More and more people are suffering from unexplained, often severe exhaustion accompanied by many unpleasant symptoms. While medical doctors can usually find nothing wrong with the patient, Functional medicine doctors or Integrative doctors or Naturopathic doctors treat the patient in different ways.
Here is a list of supplements I have found helpful over the course of many years. I will put links where I can. There is also a lot of information available in this blog in past articles. These are just suggestions. Each person is different. You just many find a suggestion of a supplement here that may help you. Above all, do your own research. Empower yourself.
Supplements for the Cells
Essential Amino Acids
Essential Fatty Acids
Red Palm Oil
Linden Flower Tea
Tart Cherry Tea
There are lots of remedies that can help people with illness. Some I have found useful are
Schuessler cell salts
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Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue
Many people today find they are worn out and exhausted all the time in their busy lifestyles. Their body and mind is always in the 'fight or flight' mode. This means we are forever on the alert waiting for the next thing to happen. As a result, we find we cannot relax. If we cannot relax, we cannot sleep; either it is difficult to get to sleep or we wake during the night and stay awake for a few hours. Many people with Adrenal fatigue wake between 2 and 4am.
The result of this is that we get more and more tired and then we get more and more 'wired up', in a higher and higher state of alertness which causes even more tiredness. This can result in the adrenal glands being unable to produce enough cortisol to keep this state going.
As a result we start to become more and more tired. Some people are so tired and worn out that they can no longer work or do their normal day's activities. The worst of these are bed-bound.
Western doctors test the adrenals with a 24 hour urine test. The urine must be collected for the whole day, all put in together and then tested. This gives an overall result for 24 hours. Adrenal hormones change through the day. The highest secretion should be in the morning. This gives us the 'get up and go' feeling in the morning. People with Adrenal Fatigue often have low hormone secretion in the mornings and high levels in the evenings. This means that they cannot get going in the morning and are rearing and ready to go at night. This might suit shift workers, but not the rest of the population.
Naturopathic doctors tend to test the adrenals with a saliva test. The saliva is tested at different times of the day so that they can see what your adrenals are doing throughout the 24 hours. This gives a better picture.
Our adrenal glands sit on top of our kidneys and are connected to them. We have two kidneys and two adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are closely connected to the thyroid gland. So if you have a problem with your thyroid gland you may have a problem with your adrenal glands as well.
Norepinephrine is secreted by the adrenal glands and the brain in response to stress. Too much of this results in problems focusing, increased anxiety and an inability to tune out distractions. Other major hormones produces are cortisol, epinephrine and adrenalin.These all need to be in balance, along with the thyroid gland for a balanced life.
What Can I do To Calm Down?
These methods are recommended by Terry Wahls MD.
Some supplements that may help are
Also increase salt intake and water.
Where to Get Friendly Help and a Kind Ear
Facebook have some great groups. Among them is the one describes below. It was started for people from Australia but now has members from around the world.
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Adrenal Fatigue and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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People love to massage creams into their skin. When we hurt ourselves the first thing we do is rub the spot and hold our hand over the area. The natural next step is to rub something onto the area to 'make it better'.
Our skin is the largest organ in our body. It is the outward expression of what is going on inside of us. As recently as late last century it was thought that little was absorbed through the skin. Knowledge progresses and we now know that many things are absorbed through he skin.
Using creams can not only ease rashes and other skin problems on the skin but can also affect the inside of our body.
Western medicine uses patches impregnated with medications to affect our hormones and to affect cravings for those who want to stop smoking.
I love making lotions and potions and creams too. I have created these two creams as requested for a customer. They have great results.
Candida is an overgrowth of a type of yeast causing a fungus type of growth on the skin and nails. It lives in the gut and can cause bloating, craving for sugar, vaginitis, jock itch and more. This cream contains aromatherapy oils and homeopathy to help ease this. Used over an extended period and along with other methods to help quell Candida, it can help relieve itch and get rid of symptoms.
When asked if the cream helped, the reply was ...
Yes it certainly did Hun ,worked very well the rash went with in time,i am now allowed back on yeast n sugar but slowly. Wouldn't say I've recovered fully but at least that's something,just like another (jar) in case it reappears.
Hand Cream for Dry Palms
Many people have dry, hard skin on the palms of their hands. One young lady I know does a lot of massage. As you know, this means having lovely massage oils on her hands each day. Yet, she still had dry, hard palms.
This lovely cream contains natural oils, calendula infused oil, selected aromatherapy oils and two carefully chosen homeopathy remedies. All these ingredients will be absorbed through the skin and affect the inner being.
These creams can be purchased, along with others from My Garden Treasures Ebay Store
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Feet and Leg Problems
Feet and legs are very important to us. They move us from place to place. They take all our weight. They need to be strong to do this.
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Personally I am not in favor of being diagnosed by someone with the label of an illness.
In our society today, it has become the norm for people to be diagnosed or labelled with the name of an illness. I have found that with many people, this sits like a weight on their shoulders, weighing them down heavily. There are few people that, when diagnosed with a major illness, have the strength of mind, followed by body, to go search out a therapy that can ease their symptoms, sometimes even get rid of their illness altogether.
Many doctors, I could say most doctors, look at the statistics of illnesses and know the usual progression of the disease. This is then placed on the patient's shoulders and installed into their mind. They 'think' there is no solution.
Most doctors do not have the time to research new techniques that are found since their years of studying medicine. They rely majorly on what they learned in medical school and the seminars given by doctors, to update them with medical solutions.
Medical solutions towards disease lean strongly towards drug therapy or surgery.
It is quick and easy for the doctor to write a script and quick and easy for the patient to take the pill. Sometimes this can be a lifesaver for many people and can get them out of a dangerous health crisis. Unfortunately, many drugs have unpleasant side effects.
A Passion for Good Health
It also takes passion for a doctor or a patient to probe and learn to find other methods that can be a good and sometimes better, and have no side effects, than relying on the medicine chest.
A disease diagnosis is a name given to a list of symptoms. There is a list of symptoms for Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes and autism etc.
The symptoms of these diseases overlap. Many illnesses can have brain fog, anxiety, sore throat, palpitations, difficulty breathing. A label accumulates these symptoms. Once a label is applied to an illness, the person is sent to a doctor dealing in that group of symptoms. It takes a brave doctor to look for a solution outside what is being recommended by his colleagues.
Very, very slowly, people - the patients - are starting to look for other answers as they do not like the outcome that has been given to them eg 'you will not improve anymore' or the side effects of the drugs given to them.
One such modality that has now been recognized by The American Academy of Pediatrics is Neurofeedback. It is a form of brain training. Good results have been documented with ADD, ADHD, epilepsy, anxiety and traumatic brain injuries. They recognize it is as effective as medications for ADD/ADHD and rarely has adverse side effects.
Other modalities that treat many symptoms for varying diseases are
Light Therapy, Sound Therapy, Crystal Therapy, Homeopathy and Flower Essence Therapy.
If you look around you will find many people being treated with different modalities by mainstream doctors and by Complementary therapists. Don't be stuck with a label. Free yourself. Lift that weight by trying different therapies. Find the one that is right for you, one that eases your symptoms.
There is always an answer out there.
Go find it!
Iodine has great healing benefits for the human body.
Iodine is found in fish and seaweeds from the ocean.
A couple of centuries ago the poorest of the poor people in England, Scotland and Ireland who lived near the sea relied on fish from the ocean for much of their food. People who were at starvation point ate seaweed that was washed up on the shore. Somehow these people survived on this food, with its nutrition from the sea.
"during Ireland's disastrous potato famine of 1847-48, seaweed was used commonly as food, which led to negative associations of seaweed with poverty and famine. "
The lack of Iodine is vast in our Western society. There are processes in the body that make use of certain elements. Once, iodine was the main element. These days it has been replaced by bromine, chlorine and fluoride. This means that we now have far less iodine in our body.
Iodine is essential for thethyroid gland.
The thyroid gland is in charge of the metabolism.
'Metabolism describes the chemical reactions that occur in the body which are vital for keeping us alive.'
Iodine is also needed for the health of the breasts, ovaries and testicles.
Iodine is to be respected as it can affect the body greatly whether there is too much of it or too little.
People in Japan eat lots of fish and seaweed. They have much less cancer of the breast than women in the US. They also live to great ages in good health.
Listen to what this doctor has to say
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It is well known that more and more Americans are suffering from serious allergies and that the number of allergy sufferers is on the rise. However what many people don’t know is exactly why the number of allergy sufferers is rising or what the cause of this complaint could be.
Theories on the Allergy Epidemic
There are several theories that surround what is often referred to as America’s allergy epidemic. Some researcher have suggested, for example, that there isn’t actually such a huge increase in allergy sufferers, rather that greater allergy awareness has led to more people coming forward with allergy symptoms. However this seems rather unlikely, as whilst it might account for a small increase, it simply wouldn’t account for all of the many new allergy sufferers.
Other theories include what is known as the ‘hygiene hypothesis’. This is a theory that poses that changes to our environment and a wider understanding and avoidance of what is considered to be poor hygiene means that we are now exposed to fewer variety of germs during our early formative years. This means that our immune system doesn’t have to form so robustly, and therefore puts us at greater risk of developing food allergies, dust allergies and other common environmental allergies as well.
Finally, another theory that is getting widespread media coverage suggests that increased allergy numbers are actually the result of infants being weaned too early (before they are 6 months old) and this causing, as a side effect, an increase in food allergies in children. These allergies can often continue through to adulthood.
Getting Help and Further Reading
Whatever the cause, allergies are now a very real problem for more than 50 million people in the United States alone. If you are suffering from allergies then it is important to know that you are not alone and that with a more informed network of medical professionals, help is available to help reduce your symptoms as much as possible.
To find out more about America’s allergy epidemic, read on here.
Article by Guest Author Laura Barker
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True: Eggs are good for us
False: The eggs we eat are converted directly into blood cholesterol
True: Eating eggs does not negatively affect our blood cholesterol.
Research into Eggs
Many studies have shown that eating eggs makes no difference to our cholesterol levels. The cholesterol we eat in our diet reduces the cholesterol we make in our liver.
In 2013, a study by researchers at the University of Conneticutt showed people on a low-carb diet, eating whole eggs, improved insulin sensitivity and heart health.
'Scores of studies have confirmed the value of eggs, which are quite possibly the world's most perfect food; the yolk is the most nutritious part.'
The whole egg contains all the essential amino acids we need to survive, plus antioxidants known to protect the eyes. They contain plenty of choline which is very important for a healthy brain and pregnancy.
Dr David Perlmutter promotes the eating of eggs. He is a board certified Neurologist and a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and a Fellow of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine.
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As a child I had long term illnesses. After trying the medical field of doctors, big city specialists and hospitals, my mother took me along to see Mr Bowen. After visiting him three times a week for months, I was able to cut down to twice weekly, then weekly over more months.
Our Regard for Tom Bowen
He was such a generous man. After a few visits we were never charged any fee again.
I thought such a lot of this wonderful man that gave me a life that when I had my first child, we visited him on the way home from hospital to show him our lovely daughter. It was because of him that I was well enough to have her.
The same happened for my next child. He was amazed that I had done so well. We visited him with another two children, much to his amazement. We were never able to show him our last bundle of joy.
I had the pleasure of being able to attend when the memorial of him was unveiled in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, his home town.
Tom Bowen, my Spiritual Healing Mentor
It was because of him that I was drawn into the natural healing field. I have had him as my spiritual mentor in all the healing I do, asking him to guide me as I help clients.
He asked me to call him 'Uncle Tom' which I was too shy to do as a child, so he always stayed 'Mr Bowen' to us. We held him in high regard.
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There are now 50 million Americans who suffer from some form of allergies, and the number of allergy suffers in the country is continuing to rise year on year. These allergies can develop at any age, and it is possible for adults to develop new allergies, however it is most common for allergies and sensitivities to certain things to develop during childhood.
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, the environment in which you are situated (whether that be indoor or outdoor) is the most common cause of allergies and affects approximately 40 million Americans.
In layman’s terms this means that conditions such as hay fever, grass, tree or other pollen allergies are the kinds of outdoor allergies that most affect individuals. Indoors, their most common counterparts are allergies to dust mites, pet hair, moulds and other irritants. Removing these irritants from your environment is one of the easiest and most obvious ways to reduce your allergy symptoms, and avoidance of your known allergy triggers is the best way to take care of yourself.
Sadly, there is no known cure for allergies, however antihistamines are available in a wide variety of forms such as tablets, eye drops, nasal sprays and even injections for individuals who find they are unable to remove their irritants or control their symptoms simply by avoiding the product that they are allergic to.
Food Allergies and How to Deal With Them
As well as these common environmental allergies, food allergies are also very common, particularly amongst children, affecting 8% of children in the United States and 2% of adults in the general population.
Food allergies can make simply things like eating out very difficult, as you have to check the ingredients in everything and ensure that cross-contamination is avoided, or that there is no allergen in the wider environment.
However once an allergy is diagnosed it really is a relief, because as soon as you know what you are allergic to you can begin to avoid consumption of that allergen and begin to feel better very quickly.
Article by Guest Author Laura Barker
Photo by Tim Horton
Anxiety is a problem for millions of people around the world, especially in Western society. Doctors only seem to have limited resources to deal with it. Their many choices are to right a script for Prozac like medications or sending you to a psychiatrist. This does nothing to get rid of the problem that was causing the anxiety. This problem is still there when you stop taking these drugs. The other problem is that it is difficult to come off these medications. You have to cut down VERY slowly under your doctors guidance.
A natural supplement, L-Theanine, also called Suntheanine, is a natural substance found in green tea. It shows great effects in calming anxiety. It can be used by adults and children with no adverse side effects. It can be used by people with problems in their brain including ADHD and ADD. It can help children settle and learn better.
Listen to the video by CBN TV as it explains more about it.
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