Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Water Wellness 101

-The human brain is about 85% water. 
-Our bones are between 10 to 15% water.
-Blood is mostly water.
-The muscles contain a lot of water.
-Our bodies are estimated to be about 60 to 70 percent water.
-We need water to regulate body temperature.
-Water provide the means for nutrients to travel to our organs and tissues.
-Water also transports oxygen to your cells.
-Water removes waste. 
-Water protects your joints and organs.
"So stay Healthy, Stay Hydrated." 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

"25 Herbal Must Haves" for your Herbal Medicine Cabinet

There is nothing worse than feeling the onset of Sickness and wanting to Reach for Something Natural but, its not there. Well Here are 25 Items that I thought would be Helpful to keep on hand. Most you can find at your local "Whole Food Store" or "The Natural Health" section of your local grocery store. Many you can easily travel with as well!
(1)   Prevention is the Key to staying healthy; therefore, with seasonal allergies and colds you would want to have a head start on tackling them, It will lessen your chances of being sick.
(2) Natural Medicines are not like synthetic medicines. Therefore:
 a) They can work, but you must give them time to enter into your system.
 b) There is little to no side effects. 
 c) They work smoothly within the systems of the body for Optimal Healing.

*Echinacea (Great for Colds, Allergies, Immune Builder)
*Hops (Headaches, Pain, Relaxation)
*Valerian (Pain, Relaxation, Herbal Sedative))
*Brahmi (Stress, Depression, Memory Aid)
*Kava (Relaxation, Stress Reliever) 
*Blackseed (Over All Immune Booster and Supporter, Complete Wellness)
*Chickweed (Allergy Eyes, Wind burns, Colds)
*Honey (Over All Immune Booster and Supporter, Anti- Inflammatory, Complete Wellness)
*Lemon (Cold Flu Symptoms, Skin Aid)
*Ginger (Digestive System Aid, Nausea, Cold and Flu Symptoms) 
*Cranberry Juice or capsules (Urinary System, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant)  
*Blueberry juice or capsules (Urinary System -when taken with cranberry juice-, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant)
*Aloe Vera (Skin- Burns and Healing) 
*Garlic Fresh and Encapsulated (Antibiotic, Blood Cleanser, Immune Supporter)
*Cod Liver Oil Capsules (Arthritis, Bronchitis, Immune Supporter) 
*Vitamin B Complex (Nervous System Support, Mood Lifter, Energy Booster) 
*Ginseng (Energy Booster)
*Vitamin C (Disease Fighter, Immune Supporter)
*Chamomile (Relaxation Enhancer and Stress Reliever)
*Elderberry ( Immune Booster and Supporter, Antioxidant, Cold and Flu Fighter)
*Vitamin D (Mood Enhancer, Bone Support)
*Probiotics (Digestive Support, Replacing Healthy Fighters Bacteria)
*Peppermint Tea or leaves (Cold and flu Fighter
*Iron (Floradix Liquid Iron) (Blood Builder, Energy Enhancer)
*Olive oil (Anti-inflammatory, Skin and Hair Softener, Heart Healthy)

NOTE: Try and Stick with organic. Watch out for capsules with added sugars, starches, pork derived products. Pregnant and Breast Feeding Moms should always consult with a physician before using any medicines whether natural or synthetic. ** For Awareness and Educational Purposes**

Friday, November 23, 2012

Stress... The ultimate Epic Fail...

Before stress makes you into an "Epic Failure" (Spiritually, Nutritionally, and Physically.) Try de-stressing with Relaxation Techniques (Also Known as Prayer), Herbals, Exercise or Good old fashion laughter.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Schizophrenia/ Disperception.... The Disorder With No Real Clarity

Schizophrenia is a disorder with no real clarity. Its manifestations are unknown and it is unknown of whether schizophrenia has any real physiological or bio chemical basis. However, there are many descriptions that could actually make up a preliminary diagnosis for a mental illness. There could be external factors such as exposure to heavy metals and/ or intoxicants. There could also be Internal factors like PMS, lack of rest, over indulgence in certain foods. Never the less, doctors are constantly sorting through mental illnesses and continuously coming up with diagnosis in hopes of finding finding root causes for Mental illnesses.

Disperception is a term many Naturopathic Physicians choose to use in reference to a mild form of schizophrenia. Why? because the term schizophrenia is inadequate and misleading, except for the most severe cases like those who are thought to be suicidal, homicidal, and those who have lost touch with reality.

Schizophrenia is very difficult to define; there are some "well known" causes like sleep deprivation and drug intoxication. There are "less known" causes such as cerebral allergies or histapenia (copper overload), and "unknown causes" of possible serotonin imbalances or dopamines excess

         However, when feelings of abnormal elation, depression, or unreality doesn't disappear with proper rest and healthy eating habits, then certain actions should be taken to help patients regain a normal mental balance so that they’re able to live a healthy quality life.

Here are some scientific articles on schizophernia:

Monday, November 12, 2012

"Understanding Brain Allergies"

       A brain allergy derives from food intolerance.  A lot of patients who suffers from brain allergies have been labeled mentally ill or even schizophrenic. These "Allergic reactions" may show themselves in a number of ways like hyper activeness, impaired concentration, or irritability. This seems to mimic ADD, which comes from food dyes and/ or additives.

       Foods such as milk, wheat, eggs, beef, corn, cane sugar, and chocolate has been pegged as being the syndrome of cerebral allergies in adults. Many times the allergies appear incognito at the state of ingestion, after a few hours, a severe let down occurs, which causes a feeling of confusion, depression, unclear thinking, sleepiness, headaches, etc… These allergies run in families just the same as pyroluria.
***Actually, a person who suffers from pyroluria often suffers from brain allergies.***

       Using drug treatment on a person suffering with brain allergies can be harmful. Nutritional treatment is best; they should use the noted vitamins as a defense which is Vitamin C and B6 which will help to alleviate some of the allergic reactions. Other helpful vitamins and minerals are zinc manganese, calcium, and potassium. The suspected foods that cause these reactions should be eliminated for several months. Allergy testing can be done through a method called intradermal testing (skin testing), if you are unable to pinpoint certain allergens.

  The best cure or help for patients with allergies is to eliminate toxic foods with pesticides, chemicals, preservatives, and additives; living a more organic and natural life style.

Monday, November 5, 2012

"Mental Illness...Not All in the Mind."

       Many people are diagnosed with mental illnesses. Some illnesses are more complex than others; some can be controlled by avoidance of environmental situations; and some are controlled with drug treatments. 

None the less people are suffering from depression, anxiety, fears, and phobias. Only until recently there hasn't been an Alternative to the unpleasantness of potential side effects of drug treatments.
       Linus Pauling was the first to cue in on the treatment of disease with nutrients, which is considered, “The Orthomolecular Approach”. This approach consist of "eliminating". Eliminating poor diets of junk food overloads and supplying the body with large doses of essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc…
      In 1952, H. Osmond and A. Hoffer were two psychiatrists; who pinpointed and implemented mega vitamin treatments. This worked well for schizophrenic, LSD, and amphetamine psychosis patients, who were given large doses of niacin (B3). However; understanding that the orthomolecular approach takes months to receive the best results, the doctors realized that this approach would not be very useful in the treatment of pain, sleep disorders, headaches, and acute depression. This approach should be primarily used in the treatment of psychiatric disorders.
       Mega nutrients (or) mega vitamins treats chemical imbalances that exist within, whether from their biological make up or caused by their environment. Orthomolecular medicine is very instrumental in teaching awareness; it helps in both preventative and corrective care.