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Gout is a terribly painful condition where there is an excess of uric acid in the joints. It can be related to certain medications, like blood pressure pills, drinking too much alcohol or diet. Diets high in purines tend to trigger gout in susceptible people. Here is a good list of food sources of purines from WHFOODS, read more

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A certain class of foods called goitrogens may cause the thyroid gland to enlarge along with an iodine deficiency. Here is a good little article about what foods are considered to cause an enlarged thyroid, read on.

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Rosemary is a fragrant herb, often used for cooking potatoes or chicken. It is also a good source of iron, calcium, and vitamin B6. It can be used fresh or dried. Some people use it as a tincture, called Rosemarinus off. in homeopathy to help with mild liver problems and fat digestion.According to a food website called WHFOODS, "rosemary contains substances that are useful for stimulating the immune system, increasing circulation, and improving digestion. Rosemary also contains anti-inflammatory compounds that may make it useful for reducing the severity of asthma attacks. In addition, rosemary has been shown to increase the blood flow to the head and brain, improving concentration. So, the next time you enhance the flavor of some special dish with rosemary, congratulate yourself for a wise as well as delicious choice."

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A yellow, tasteless Indian spice, called turmeric has gained great popularity in the past ten years due to a vast majority of research showing its amazing health properties. Some of which include helping with:

  • cancer
  • depression
  • inflammation
  • atherosclerosis
  • indigestion
  • stomach ulcers
  • osteoarthritis
  • heart disease
  • bacterial infections

The list goes on and on. Use this spice daily in cooking or try drinking golden milk every day.

Homeopathic remedies are suited to people's unique set of symptoms. Thus two people coming in with symptoms of cystitis would be given different remedies based on their case. For example a common remedy for bladder symptoms is berberis vulgaris. People needing this remedy may have a lot of burning with urination. Their urethra even burns when they are not urinating. They have pain that may go into the thigh when passing urine. On the other hand, the remedy cantharis has blood in their urine, burning, cutting and violent pains in their bladder. These types usually are the one's who show up in the emergency department since it comes on and the symptoms are so severe. Staphysagria is good for bladder symptoms that happen after intercourse.

As you can see homeopathic medicine is very individualized and one remedy doesn't suit all. If you have symptoms you would like addressed homeopathically, contact us for a free get acquainted chat. Click here.

November is COPD awareness month. COPD is a disabling condition because it prevents a person from getting adequate oxygen. They get frequent infections, fatigue, shortness of breath and many other complications from this disease. One supplement that is helpful in reducing mucous in the lungs is NAC, which stands for N-acetyl cysteine. The dose is typically 400 mgs per day. Homeopathic remedies are based on a persons symptom picture and very individualized. We have had great success in the clinic improving respiratory symptoms in our patients. Here is a great article by Hpathy on COPD, read on.

 

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Homeopathic remedies are helpful when they are properly matched to a person's symptoms of plantar fasciitis. For example, people who have sharp pains stepping on the balls of the feet that may be recommended to take berberis vulgaris. Those people who feel as if they are stepping on a spike when going up stairs maybe recommended the remedy cann. ind. There are many remedies for pain when stepping like alumina, cantharis and zincum. As you can see homeopathy is very individualized.

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The little known homeopathic remedy called AZADIRACHTA INDICA has quite a lot of healing properties. It is made from an Indian herb. In its herb form it is a very bitter tasting substance. Materia medica books claim it is a good treatment and prevention for malaria and oddly fevers that run from 3pm to 4:30pm and dies down around 7:30pm. Topically this herb has been used for itching, the symptoms of scabies and head lice.

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Homeopathic Remedy Baptisia Tinctoria, has quite a lot of indications for treating symptoms in the homeopathic literature. It has been used successfully in past epidemics like typhoid fever, malaria influenza and septicemia before modern medicine had a handle on them. In current day it is suited to symptoms like:

  • sinking feeling in the stomach
  • sick feeling all over
  • muscular soreness, heavy aching muscles
  • prostration aka fatigue that is rapid in onset
  • feels broken and separated
  • drunken look about the face and headache as such
  • heavy numbness in the head
  • bed feels too hard
  • lungs feeling tight and compressed
  • diarrhea day and night, stools bloody and offensive
  • high fever
  • can only swallow liquids, not food lest he/she gags
  • tongue feels burned

As one can see there are a few infectious conditions that this remedy may help with symptoms of, like influenza or gastrointestinal viruses and the like.

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Homeopathic medicines are excellent for the symptoms of a busy mind because remedies are suited to one's unique set of symptoms. Homeopathic medicines such as kali phos, avena sativa and thuja are examples of remedies that can help calm an overactive mind. Kali phos is a good remedy for those who cannot sleep due to stress. They become fatigued, nervous and weak. They suffer from anxiety with nervous dread and tend to feel the slightest labour is a great task. Avena Sativa is excellent for overwork, exhaustion, weakness with sleeplessness. These types may have a hard time concentrating and suffer from overuse of their brain's mental capabilities when studying or at work. Thuja is a great remedy for repetitive and uncontrollable thoughts. These types tend to keep their thoughts secret, but wish they could stop them from going around and around in their mind.

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Many people are concerned about the fat they carry on their belly. They struggle to lose weight and still have a wee pooch. This can be a partially genetic body shape condition or it could be related to people's sensitivities to carbohydrates or sugar content. Those people who suffer with belly fat due to sensitivities to food in their diet would benefit from reducing their carbohydrate content in the form of sugar, grains and root vegetables. Aiming to eat mostly healthy fats, in the form of nuts, seeds, olive oil, fatty fish, non starchy vegetables and lean proteins helps considerably with abdominal fat. A few supplements such as CLA, raspberry ketones, green tea and irvingia have been researched to aid in weight loss and belly fat.

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Homeopathic medicines are useful for the symptoms of hypothyroidism. In each case, a person's unique set of symptoms are carefully prescribed on to find a homeopathic remedy. Some common remedies for hypothyroid like symptoms are calcarea carb, sepia and natrum mur. Calcarea types are overweight, sluggish and tend to perspire on their head area. They are practical types who are family oriented and hard workers. Sepia types may develop symptoms after childbirth. They are exhausted and irritable towards their husband and family. Yet despite this exhaustion they feel better with intense exercise. Natrum mur types tend to be depressed, brooding due to a lot of grief and disappointments in life.

As one can see homeopathy is very individualized to the person's unique set of symptoms. If you have symptoms you would like addressed homeopathically, contact us for a free get acquainted chat. Click here.

Homeopathic medicine is excellent for the symptoms of anxiety. The medicines are matched to a person's particular unique symptoms. Many people suffering from anxiety and panic attacks have benefited from a carefully selected remedy. For example, the remedy called aconite is good for fear from a great shock, like an accident or horrible news. The remedy rock rose is good for acute panic attacks. Another remedy argentum nit. is a great remedy for anxiety, when the person feels restless, hot, fear to be late and anticipatory anxiety for upcoming events like a performance.

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Interestingly, many young people have hair loss early in life. Women may lose hair too, and suffer from baldness. A variety of factors cause hair loss, such as nutritional deficiencies, hormone imbalances, male pattern balding and stress. Homeopathic medicine can address and improve symptoms of hair loss by matching remedies to a person's unique needs. For example, the remedy sepia is useful for hair loss during pregnancy and natrum mur is a remedy for hair loss from grief and stress. Interestingly, homeopathic topical formulas have been found quite effective in the clinic and hair regrowth often occurs after 3 months.

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Homeopathic remedies can help with the health of the eye and improve symptoms of conjunctivitis. As you may know, homeopathic remedies are suited to one's unique symptom picture, not a disease name. Thus the remedy mentioned herein may not suit your symptoms, and if so, consider consulting a registered homeopath for guidance. One example of a great homeopathic remedy called Euphrasia. This remedy is very common for the symptoms of conjunctivitis. Is is good in the first stage, that occurs from exposure to cold. The conjunctiva is reddened and vesicles are enlarged. Tissues are loose and bruised. The eye secretions are at first watery and slight and then progress to milky and purulent.

Intake of this nutrient may help decrease colon cancer mortality after diagnosis

Michael Jurgelewicz, DC, DACBN, DCBCN
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According to a new study published three days ago in Gut, researchers concluded that a high dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids may help decrease mortality in patients with colon cancer.

Previous research has demonstrated that omega-3 fatty acids suppress tumor growth and decrease angiogenesis to malignant cells. For example, two months ago I shared a new study published in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, where researchers demonstrated that docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) helps reduce renal cell carcinoma invasiveness, growth rate, and blood vessel growth when combined with the anti-cancer therapy regorafenib. In addition, in a study published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, researchers at Washington State University found a mechanism by which omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells.

In this new study, the results were based on two large, long term studies, these being the Nurses' Health Study of 121,700 US registered female nurses and the Health Professionals Follow Up Study of 51, 529 male health professionals. All participants completed a detailed health history which was repeated every two years subsequently. The information included any diagnosis of bowel cancer as well as and other risk factors. In addition, a diet diary was collected and updated every four years using Food Frequency Questionnaires.

In this study, there were 1,659 participants who developed bowel cancer and as a result, 561 died. One hundred and sixty nine of these deaths were a result of the disease during an average monitoring period of 10.5 years.

Participants who had been diagnosed with colon cancer and whose diets contained higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids had a decreased mortality rate from the disease. Thus, there was an inverse relationship between omega-3 fatty acid intake and risk of death. The higher dose or intake of fish oil was associated with a lower risk of bowel cancer. This was also true after adjusting the intake prior to the diagnosis. Patients who consumed less omega-3 fatty acids daily had a 41% lower risk of dying from cancer once they increased their intake at the time of diagnosis. This reduced risk was associated with a combination of dietary sources and supplements.

The researchers determined that increasing the omega-3 intake of 0.15 g daily after diagnosis was associated with a 70% reduction in mortality. On the other hand, reducing daily essential fatty acid intake was associated with a 10% increased risk in mortality.

Other lifestyle and dietary habits such as exercise, increased dietary fiber and vitamin D intake are also associated with a decreased risk of colon cancer.

Reference

Mingyang Song, Xuehong Zhang, Jeffrey A Meyerhardt, Edward L Giovannucci, Shuji Ogino, Charles S Fuchs, Andrew T Chan. Marine ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid intake and survival after colorectal cancer diagnosis. Gut, 2016; gutjnl-2016-311990 DOI: 10.1136/gutjnl-2016-311990

 

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