Germanium for longevity
The following foods contain the greatest concentrations of Germanium-132: broccoli, celery, garlic, shitake mushrooms, milk, onions, rhubarb, sauerkraut, tomato juice, chlorella, all chlorophyll rich foods and the herbs aloe vera, ginger,ginseng and Suma (see images below).
Nutritionally, the natural element germanium has been known to aid in the prevention of cancer and AIDS. Certain compounds of germanium have toxic effects against certain bacteria. In its organic form, germanium is being hailed as one of the greatest new developments in the nutritional treatment of cancer.
The estimated daily intake for germanium is 1 mg. Germanium has been reported to improve the immune system, boost the body’s oxygen supply, make a person feel more energetic, and destroy damaging free radicals. Germanium also protects against radiation.
Organic germanium is a biological-response modifier. This means it enables the body to change its response to tumors, which has therapeutic benefits. Germanium does not directly attack cancer cells, but stimulates the body’s immune system, making it effective in the treatment of cancer as well as other degenerative diseases.
A number of human cancer trials have been conducted with organic germanium. A summary of Phase I and Phase II human clinical trials reveals that orally administered organic germanium induces interferon production, restores previously impaired immune response, and has shown extremely low toxicity.
In 1945, Dr. Kazuhiko Asai formed the Coal Research Institute in Japan. Learning of reports from Russia about germanium’s near-miraculous powers of rejuvenation and its use in the treatment of cancer, Dr. Asai decided at this time to investigate its biological properties.
Dr. Asai’s original research with organic germanium extracted from natural plant sources convinced him that it could result in remarkable health benefits. However, it soon became apparent that extracting the amounts necessary to treat cancer and other diseases was too costly.
Nonetheless, Dr. Asai succeeded in developing a process for producing an organic germanium, Ge-132, that was chemically identical to the form he had extracted from plants. The chemical name for this organic germanium compound is bis-carboxyethyl germanium sesquioxide. Since this time, several other Japanese companies have patented other processes for the production of organic germanium.
Many herbs and medicinal plants traditionally used in healing–such as ginseng, garlic, comfrey, and aloe– contain substantial amounts of germanium. The amount of germanium in a plant varies according to the quality of the soil in which it grows. Adding germanium to the soil enhances plant growth.
Germanium facilitates the movement of oxygen across cellular membranes to deliver oxygen into the cells. Dr. Otto Warburg, Nobel prize-winning cancer researcher, discovered that cancer cells do not metabolize oxygen properly. Flooding cells with oxygen may retard the growth of cancer cells or even help return them to normal.
A study published in the Journal of Interferon Research, concluded “…organic germanium restores the normal function of T-cells, B-lymphocytes, natural killer cell activity, and the numbers of antibody-forming cells…. Organic germanium has unique physiological activities without any significant side effects.”
Germanium has been used to treat depression, arthritis, vision problems, elevated blood pressure, heavy metal poisoning, and cancer.
Germanium ores are rare. Germanium is a hard, grayish-white element that has a metallic luster and the same crystal structure as diamond. In addition, germanium is a semiconductor, with electrical properties between those of a metal and an insulator. In its pure state, this metalloid is crystalline, brittle and retains its luster in air at room temperature.
Germanium is an important semiconductor, mainly used in transistors and integrated circuits. Germanium forms many compounds. Germanium oxide is added to glass to increase the index of refraction; such glass is used in wide-angle lenses and in infrared devices.
You can buy natural germanium supplements at your local health food store or online – Germanium Supplement. I recommend having a hair analysis done before supplementation with germanium to confirm that your body is depleted in this nutrient.
everal named vitamin deficiency diseases may result from the lack of sufficient B vitamins. Deficiencies of other B vitamins result in symptoms that are not part of a named deficiency disease.
|Vitamin B1||thiamine||Deficiency causes beriberi. Symptoms of this disease of the nervous system include weight loss, emotional disturbances, Wernicke’s encephalopathy (impaired sensory perception), weakness and pain in the limbs, periods of irregular heartbeat, and edema (swelling of bodily tissues). Heart failure and death may occur in advanced cases. Chronic thiamin deficiency can also cause Korsakoff’s syndrome, an irreversible dementia characterized by amnesia and compensatory confabulation.|
Main article: Riboflavin § Deficiency
Deficiency causes ariboflavinosis. Symptoms may include cheilosis (cracks in the lips), high sensitivity to sunlight, angular cheilitis, glossitis(inflammation of the tongue), seborrheic dermatitis or pseudo-syphilis (particularly affecting the scrotum or labia majora and the mouth), pharyngitis (sore throat), hyperemia, and edema of the pharyngeal and oral mucosa.
|Vitamin B3||niacin||Deficiency, along with a deficiency of tryptophan causes pellagra. Symptoms include aggression, dermatitis, insomnia, weakness, mental confusion, and diarrhea. In advanced cases, pellagra may lead to dementia and death (the 3(+1) D’s: dermatitis, diarrhea, dementia, and death).|
|Vitamin B5||pantothenic acid||Deficiency can result in acne and paresthesia, although it is uncommon.|
|Vitamin B6||pyridoxine, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine||
Main article: Vitamin B6 § Deficiency
seborrhoeic dermatitis-like eruptions, pink eye, neurological symptoms (e.g. epilepsy)
|Vitamin B7||biotin||Deficiency does not typically cause symptoms in adults but may lead to impaired growth and neurological disorders in infants. Multiple carboxylase deficiency, an inborn error of metabolism, can lead to biotin deficiency even when dietary biotin intake is normal.|
|Vitamin B9||folic acid||Deficiency results in a macrocytic anemia, and elevated levels of homocysteine. Deficiency in pregnant women can lead to birth defects. Lucy Wills discovered Folic acid in 1933.|
|Vitamin B12||cobalamin||Deficiency results in a macrocytic anemia, elevated methylmalonic acid and homocysteine, peripheral neuropathy, memory loss and other cognitive deficits. It is most likely to occur among elderly people, as absorption through the gut declines with age; the autoimmune disease pernicious anemia is another common cause. It can also cause symptoms of mania and psychosis. In rare extreme cases, paralysis can result.|
In humans, vitamin C is essential to a healthy diet as well as being a highly effective antioxidant, acting to lessen oxidative stress; a substrate for ascorbate peroxidase in plants (APX is plant specific enzyme); and an enzyme cofactor for the biosynthesis of many important biochemicals. Vitamin C acts as an electron donor for important enzymes:
Ascorbic acid performs numerous physiological functions in the human body. These functions include the synthesis of collagen, carnitine, and neurotransmitters; the synthesis and catabolism of tyrosine; and the metabolism of microsome. During biosynthesis ascorbate acts as a reducing agent, donating electrons and preventing oxidation to keep iron and copper atoms in their reduced states.
- Three enzymes (prolyl-3-hydroxylase, prolyl-4-hydroxylase, and lysyl hydroxylase) that are required for the hydroxylation of proline and lysine in the synthesis of collagen. These reactions add hydroxyl groups to the amino acids proline or lysine in the collagen molecule via prolyl hydroxylase and lysyl hydroxylase, both requiring vitamin C as a cofactor. Hydroxylation allows the collagen molecule to assume its triple helix structure, and thus vitamin C is essential to the development and maintenance of scar tissue, blood vessels, and cartilage.
- Two enzymes (ε-N-trimethyl-L-lysine hydroxylase and γ-butyrobetaine hydroxylase) that are necessary for synthesis of carnitine. Carnitine is essential for the transport of fatty acids into mitochondria for ATP generation.
- The remaining three enzymes have the following functions in common, but have other functions as well:
- dopamine beta hydroxylase participates in the biosynthesis of norepinephrine from dopamine.
- Peptidylglycine alpha-amidating monooxygenase amidates peptide hormones by removing the glyoxylate residue from their c-terminal glycine residues. This increases peptide hormone stability and activity.
- 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase modulates tyrosine metabolism.
Vitamin C is found in high concentrations in immune cells, and is consumed quickly during infections. It is not certain how vitamin C interacts with the immune system; it has been hypothesized to modulate the activities of phagocytes, the production of cytokines and lymphocytes, and the number of cell adhesion molecules in monocytes.
Vitamin E deficiency can cause:
- spinocerebellar ataxia
- peripheral neuropathy
- skeletal myopathy
- impairment of the immune response
- red blood cell destruction
There are two major factors that lead to deficiency of CoQ10 in humans: reduced biosynthesis, and increased use by the body. Biosynthesis is the major source of CoQ10. Biosynthesis requires at least 12 genes, and mutations in many of them cause CoQ deficiency. CoQ10 levels also may be affected by other genetic defects (such as mutations of mitochondrial DNA, ETFDH, APTX, FXN, and BRAF, genes that are not directly related to the CoQ10 biosynthetic process). The role of statins in deficiencies is controversial. Some chronic disease conditions (cancer, heart disease, etc.) also are thought to reduce the biosynthesis of and increase the demand for CoQ10 in the body, but there are no definite data to support these claims.
Usually, toxicity is not observed with high doses of CoQ10. A daily dosage up to 3600 mg was found to be tolerated by healthy as well as unhealthy persons. Some adverse effects, however, largely gastrointestinal, are reported with very high intakes. The observed safe level (OSL) risk assessment method indicated that the evidence of safety is strong at intakes up to 1200 mg/day, and this level is identified as the OSL.
Although CoQ10 may be measured in plasma, these measurements reflect dietary intake rather than tissue status. Currently, most clinical centers measure CoQ10levels in cultured skin fibroblasts, muscle biopsies, and blood mononuclear cells. Culture fibroblasts can be used also to evaluate the rate of endogenous CoQ10biosynthesis, by measuring the uptake of 14C-labelled p-hydroxybenzoate.
Inhibition by statins and beta blockers
CoQ10 shares a biosynthetic pathway with cholesterol. The synthesis of an intermediary precursor of CoQ10, mevalonate, is inhibited by some beta blockers, blood pressure-lowering medication, and statins, a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs. Statins can reduce serum levels of CoQ10 by up to 40%.
CoQ10 is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of any medical condition. It is sold as a dietary supplement. In the U.S., supplements are not regulated as drugs, but as foods. How CoQ10 is manufactured is not regulated and different batches and brands may vary significantly.
A 2004 laboratory analysis by ConsumerLab.com of CoQ10 supplements on the market found that some did not contain the quantity identified on the product label. Amounts varied from “no detectable CoQ10“, to 75% of stated dose, and up to a 75% excess.
Generally, CoQ10 is well tolerated. The most common side effects are gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, appetite suppression, and stomachache), rash, and headache.
A 2014 Cochrane Collaboration meta-analysis found “no convincing evidence to support or refute” the use of CoQ10 for the treatment of heart failure. Evidence with respect to preventing heart disease in those who are otherwise healthy is also poor.
Another 2014 study of 420 patients in 17 patient centers over 7 years found that it “improves symptoms, and reduces major adverse cardiovascular events” after 106 weeks.
While CoQ10 can improve some measurements regarding sperm quality, there is no evidence that CoQ10 increases live births or pregnancy rates.
Supplementation of CoQ10 has been found to have a beneficial effect on the condition of some sufferers of migraine. An explanation for this is the theory that migraines are a mitochondrial disorder, and that mitochondrial dysfunction can be improved with CoQ10. The Canadian Headache Society guideline for migraine prophylaxis recommends, based on low-quality evidence, that 300 mg of CoQ10 be offered as a choice for prophylaxis.
CoQ10 has been routinely used to treat muscle breakdown associated as a side effect of use of statin medications. However, evidence from randomized controlled trials does not appear to support the idea that CoQ10 is an effective treatment for statin myopathy.
No large well-designed clinical trials of CoQ10 in cancer treatment have been done. The National Cancer Institute identified issues with the few, small studies that have been done stating, “the way the studies were done and the amount of information reported made it unclear if benefits were caused by the CoQ10 or by something else”. The American Cancer Society has concluded, “CoQ10 may reduce the effectiveness of chemo and radiation therapy, so most oncologists would recommend avoiding it during cancer treatment.”
A review study has shown that there is no clinical benefit to the use of CoQ10 in the treatment of periodontal disease. Most of the studies suggesting otherwise were outdated, focused on in-vitro tests, had too few test subjects and/or erroneous statistical methodology and trial set-up, or were sponsored by a manufacturer of the product.
A 2011 review by the Cochrane Collaboration suggesting CoQ10 supplementation might benefit people with Parkinson’s disease was subsequently withdrawn from publication following a review by independent editors
Milk Thistle Seed
Although a prickly weed for gardeners, milk thistle is a powerful medicine for people and pets. It is used to treat everything from cancer to milk-challenged nursing mothers. Milk thistle is best known however, for its benefits to the liver, an organ often taxed by every-day toxins. Exposure to pesticides (Raid, Round-Up or sprays in your neighborhood….), heavy metals (some vaccines), plastics, medications (drugs for worms or Heartworm, anesthesia….) and radiation can damage the liver. Silymarin, a medicinal constituent of milk thistle, not only helps protect liver cells from such toxins, it can help a damaged liver regenerate healthy new cells. Milk thistle aids the liver in recovery from hepatitis, leptospirosis and parvovirus. Silymarin can even antidote amanita (deathcap) mushroom poisoning. Digestive problems resulting from liver damage also often resolve with this herb.
Pumpkin seeds are a tasty and healthy snack for you and your pet. A good source of protein, fiber, essential fats and zinc, pumpkin seeds are also medicinal. They contain cucurbitin, a compound that helps expel parasites, especially worms including the much-detested tapeworm. In humans, pumpkin seed oil has long been known to help prostate issues, including swelling or difficulty urinating. Pumpkin seeds are particularly rich in tryptophan, an amino acid that promotes the depression-fighting brain chemical serotonin during the longer days of summer and spring. Serotonin helps soothe anxiety. During fall and winter, tryptophan promotes melatonin, a hormone that, appropriately, promotes sleep. This fall food is perfect to prepare your pet for the colder season. In addition to tryptophan, pumpkin seeds are rich in omega 6 fatty acids, which also promote sleepiness, plus healthy winter fat gain. Studies show the higher omega 6 fat content of nut and seed-rich fall diets play a role in triggering the body to prepare for hibernation, including slowing down and gaining weight. Although you and your pet are not likely to sleep through winter with daily pumpkin seeds, you will enjoy the season-appropriate mellowing effects of this food.
This culinary root is not only delicious and healing cooked into our own food; it is a valuable nutritional herb for pets. Well known as a gentle, nourishing liver tonic, burdock also cleanses the blood and other organs. It can remove pesticides and airborne toxins before they do their damage. Burdock helps relieve oily and flakey skin eruptions and digestive problems when the cause lies with a toxic liver, which is more common than you think. Burdock helps in all areas of waste elimination, including reducing excess fluids and inflammation of the kidneys and bladder and assisting the liver in detoxification. Burdock also helps with fat digestion by stimulating bile. These benefits enable burdock to prevent not only skin problems, but also rheumatism, arthritis, gout, cystitis and cancer.
This nutrient-dense leafy green, known for its biting sting when lightly touched, is also a therapeutic and delicious food. All leafy greens, but especially nettles are rich in chlorophyll (a super-healer), protein and trace minerals, including calcium and iron. They are perhaps best known in western nutrition for providing relief form seasonal allergies, due to their anti-histamine effects. In other parts of the world, nettles are the go-to remedy for prevention and treatment of cancer. The rich iron and mineral content of nettles are perfect for treating anemia, especially in animals sensitive to vitamin and minerals supplements. Nettles are a tonic to the reproductive system and helpful for cystitis and kidney stones. They promote excretion of excess fluids and uric acid, providing relief from arthritis.
Red clover, a nutrient-rich and therapeutic flowering feed crop for livestock, has long been used as a medicine in both humans and animals. Herb formulations for cancer prevention or treatment often include red clover along with burdock and other blood purifiers. A poultice of red clover can help clear cancerous skin lesions. Red clover is also effective in treating coughs and bronchitis. As a blood cleanser, this flower is especially useful for treating toxin-linked itchy skin conditions. The liver and gallbladder are gently stimulated and cleansed by red clover, which goes a long way in helping digestion. Phytoestrogens in red clover help maintain estrogen levels and thus prevent bone loss and heart disease in older animals.
Although despised when it sprouts in our lawns, the dandelion plant, from its roots to leafy tips, is highly nutritious and healing for you and your pets. The root in particular is known as a powerful liver-cleanser. Dandelion root decongests the gallbladder and promotes the flow of bile, which helps fat digestion. It is used to treat gallstones and other gallbladder problems, as well as jaundice, hepatitis and other liver problems. By cooling the liver, dandelion root soothes red, inflamed eyes. It also serves as a gentle diuretic and laxative. Dandelion’s liver-cleansing actions reduce toxins, including excess estrogen, which can become a problem when your pet is chronically exposed to pesticides, plastics and other toxic estrogen mimics. Dandelion’s toxin-clearing effects also help prevent and treat cancer. The anti-inflammatory effects of dandelion help with arthritis and skin problems.
Dandelion leaves are rich in protein, chlorophyll, vitamin K, magnesium and numerous antioxidants. Their rich iron content helps with anemia. Dandelion leaf’s high magnesium content promotes calm. Their bitter flavor helps digestion of fats.
Celery seeds help with digestion, especially when there’s excess gas involved. Aromatic seeds, such as anise, fennel and caraway are all useful for the occasional bout of gas. Celery seeds are also a natural diuretic and antiseptic for bladder ailments and urinary tract infections. As an anti-inflammatory, celery seed is also helpful for arthritis, rheumatism and gout.
This culinary marvel contains as many as 100 different flavor-packed sulfur compounds. Sulfur is a detoxifying agent and assists the liver in cleansing the body. Sulfur is also important to the skin and coat. Garlic’s aromatic compounds work systemically to reduce flea and tick infestations. The cloves are well known as an excellent cardiovascular tonic. Compounds in garlic stimulate natural killer cells, which help fight cancer. Garlic contains allicin, a powerful antimicrobial that fights parasites, including worms, viruses, bacteria and fungi. Some studies show fresh garlic is more powerful than antibiotics. This antimicrobial effect becomes less effective once garlic is pressed out of its papery skin and exposed to air. For best antimicrobial results, fresh garlic must be used within 3 hours of chopping. Past that, although not a great antimicrobial, garlic continues to be effective as a cardiovascular tonic, immune system booster, blood-thinning agent and cancer-inhibiting antioxidant.
This livestock feed and cover crop is also good for your pets as it is rich in chlorophyll, protein, vitamins and minerals, especially iron and magnesium. Alfalfa is anti-inflammatory and can provide relief for arthritis, rheumatism and gout. It is safe used over long periods. If you’re new to raw food, alfalfa can help your pet adjust to the new plan.
Chia Seeds (the newest addition to the herbs we use)
Chia seeds are perhaps best known for their ability to swell into black “furry” Chia Pets. If you had any idea how nutritious these seeds were you would be eating them yourself, plus feeding them to your own pets rather than using them as art. These tiny black orbs are a crunchy, delicious nutritional powerhouse.
Bitter herbs before every protein meal, like chicory, endive, dandelion in salad. And be sure to smell the protein cooking beforehand so there’s an acid flux in tummy.
For men, saw palmetto, bearberry, burdock, juniper berry, prickly ash, slippery elm formula.
AGING EYE SIGHT
Bilberry or BLUEBERRY same thing, UK it’s bilberry, A,C. E, selenium. Malva Tea
AGING OF BODY
Exercise. Weight training. DHEA, L-carnatine, PREGNENOLONE, PROGESTERONE.
AGING OF BRAIN
Use some of those new Smart drugs, they have names like Brain Power, Think, found at healthfood store, niacin with meals.
Bitter Melon, Chapparal, Pau d’arco, wheatgrass juice, red clover.
Lomatium St John’s Hyssop, Lemon balm, Thuja, Echinacea. ANTI-VIRALS: lomatium dissectum, St john’s wort, bupleurum, cinnamon. ELDERBERRY fruit.
To repair damage already there, GARY NULL says take glutathion. and N-acetyl cystine and Chlorophyll, and Thiamine, Grapeseed extract And Vit C.
Papaya and pineapple as digestive enzymes.
Eyebright, Goldenseal, Horseradish root, Nettle seed, Yarrow flower, ECHINCECA, RED CLOVER, BORAGE, LICORICE, MARSHMALLOW, SLIPPERY ELM, DANDELION, CHAMOMILE, yarrow. Alfalfa juice (easy to grow; seed avail. at all HFS) L- Glutamine. Fiber added to drinks with acidophilus, bifidus. msm – or METHYL SULFONYL METHANE, a natural form of sulfur(also eat broccoli, brussel sprouts, onions, garlic, raw so sulfur is not destroyed.)
Immediate correction: Rest, stop smoking, drink a smoothie of parsley, carrots, apples, ginger and coconut water
Corrective healthy lifestyle for long term: avoid toxins/carcinogens/tobacco use, alcohol,consume whole foods
Edema, often referred to as water retention, bloating or swelling, is the excessive accumulation of fluids between the cells caused by defects or dysfunction in the circulatory or the lymphatic systems.
Symptoms of Edema
- Stretched and/or shiny skin
- Skin which when poked or pressed will remain “dented”
- Pain in area of swelling, most especially in the fingers and feet
The possible causes of edema are quite various and range from things as simple as not getting enough water to more serious conditions such as hypertension and diabetes.
Causes of edema may include
- Excess of sodium in diet
- Use of medications
- Estrogen imbalance (dominance)
- Magnesium Deficiency
- Fatty Acid Deficiency
- Protein Deficiency
- B-vitamin Deficiency
- Poor Circulation
- Weaken veins and capillaries
- Blocked lymph
- Liver congestion
- Bronchial disorders such as chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema
Other more serious conditions which may contribute to or cause edema include:
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Hypo- or Hypertension
- Heart Disease
- Congestive Heart Failure
Sodium and Potassium
Our bodies need a certain amount of sodium and potassium (1:5 ratio) salts in our diet to keep the body running smoothly. Unfortunately the way most people eat today, potassium is quite lacking and the sodium is consumed in great abundance beyond what is needed. To be sure a person gets the right balance in their diet, it is a good idea to avoid processed foods which contain sodium [also, sodium nitrate, sodium chloride, sodium benzoate, and monosodium glutamate (MSG)] and replace them with recipes made with natural, unprocessed, all–natural and whole foods. Get rid of the refined and processed table salt and replace it with a high quality, high flavor, and unrefined sea salt. My favorite just happens to be Celtic Grey sea salt. If you’d like more information about sodium and sea salt, take a look at this article from Dr. Mercola.http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/03/05/end-war-on-salt.aspx
So many people are taking medications these days for a myriad of conditions. Most of these medications will lend themselves to swelling and inflammation by one of two methods. They will either cause vasodilation of the blood vessels or retention of sodium. Any type of medication could invariably cause or lead to edema, but the most common contributing medications will include:
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) such as Ibuprofen, Naproxyn, or Tylenol
- Anti-psychotics and anti-depressants
- Narcotic pain killers
- Beta blockers
- Diabetes medications
If you take any type of medication for a chronic condition, it would be wise to find ways to help your body cope with or reverse the condition when possible so that medications can be reduced or eliminated. For information on regulating blood sugars and help with diabetes, check out this article. http://www.bulkherbstore.com/blog/2010/02/diabetes-and-natural-blood-sugar-control If you take statins or the anti-coagulants that are often prescribed together, I would recommend you take a look at the following articles with regards to these medications and the conditions they are prescribed for.http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/20/the-truth-about-statin-drugs-revealed.aspxhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mercola/the-cholesterol-myth-that_b_676817.html If you are taking antipsychotics, I would encourage you to find out how nutrition might help to reverse the conditions which require such medications. These articles may help. http://www.bulkherbstore.com/blog/2008/12/anxiety-depression-fatigue-more-about-magnesiumhttp://www.westonaprice.org/mentalemotional-health/pursuit-of-happiness
Estrogen & the Liver
If you read the articles I write, you would see that I talk about Estrogen Dominance a great deal. I don’t believe it is the cause of everything awry in the body; however, the hormones have such a great effect on all systems of the body, that it’s one of the core things I encourage people to look at if they are suffering from chronic illness. In most cases the body is capable of producing all of the estrogen it will ever need to function properly, but our current culture adds to this in great abundance by using products and eating foods which bombard the body, especially the liver, with estrogen-like compounds (xeno-estrogens) which create confusion in the hormone receptors and therefore create a hormone imbalance. The liver is the organ responsible for filtering and moving these excesses out of the body, but with too much, over time, the liver will tire and become congested and unable to perform to its designed capacity. Liver congestion will inevitably lead to all sorts of illness and symptoms including edema. If you have other symptoms such as depression, fatigue, hair loss or excess, excessive sweating, PMS, PCOS, prostate enlargement, fertility or libido problems, thyroid or adrenal disorders, or cancer, then it’s highly suspect that your body is suffering from some hormone related issues. For more information on what to look for and what to do about it, take a look at this article.http://www.bulkherbstore.com/blog/2010/01/hormone-imbalace-checklist
Sometimes, water retention is caused by something as simple as the lack of water coming in. If you tend to drink an abundance of sodas, coffees or other artificial drinks, you may not be getting enough water. These other drinks, especially soda contain high amounts of sodium which we talked about earlier and for every glass of another beverage that you drink, that is usually one less glass of water you’re NOT drinking that the body needs. With the lack of water coming in, the body will attempt to retain the small bits that it takes in to keep the cells working properly often causing edema and swelling.
A deficiency in B-vitamins, especially B6 (pyridoxine) can contribute to anemia, depression, dermatitis, hypertension, and edema. A good B6 or B-multi supplement might prove helpful, but eating foods high in B-vitamins would serve you better in the long run. http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/foods-high-in-vitamin-B6.php
Magnesium is a mineral that seems to be missing in many people’s diets these days. The lack of good healthy, whole foods in the diet and a depletion of minerals in the soils due to the shifts in agriculture have caused an onslaught of deficiencies everywhere. Symptoms of magnesium deficiency might include, but are not limited to: anxiety, depression, sensitivity to noise, insomnia, fatigue, constipation, and hormone imbalance. Many of these symptoms might beg for maintenance medications or lead to edema all by themselves. Arthritis and bone pain can also be indicators of a magnesium deficiency as it’s important that the body gets plenty of magnesium and calcium together to prevent and reverse such conditions.
Fatty Acids are too commonly imbalanced, or just completely missing from the typical American diet. An influx of broken and false fatty acids (trans-fats) have taken their place. Without a good ratio of good fats in the diet, chronic illness will abound in the body. Because these fats are needed to digest many of the minerals we need such as magnesium, calcium and vitamin, it becomes a root cause of many of the chronic illness we see (arthritis, inflammation, auto-immunity, cancer, hormone imbalance, circulatory, respiratory and nervous disorders, psychiatric disorders, etc.). I would encourage you to explore, research and learn everything you can about fats and how they correspond to good and bad nutrition. The following articles should get you started on that journey.http://www.bulkherbstore.com/blog/2013/02/simplfying-fats-healthy-vs-unhealthy http://www.westonaprice.org/know-your-fats/skinny-on-fats
Protein Deficiency can also lend itself to swelling and edema, especially for pregnant women. Eating a variety of meats and protein rich whole foods (legumes, eggs, bran, etc.) will help the body to regulate and manage its systems, reduce inflammation and fluid retention.
Circulation can be poor for a variety of reasons–sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, heart conditions and weakened blood vessels. If you want to increase the circulation it’s important to eat healthy, whole foods, increase the activity level, and keep those veins healthy. If you suffer with varicose veins or other vein related disorders (cold hands and feet, hemorrhoids, etc.), taking some herbs to help strengthen the circulatory system might also prove beneficial.http://www.bulkherbstore.com/blog/2010/03/veincapillary-strengthening http://www.bulkherbstore.com/blog/2013/02/top-5-heart-healthy-herbs-and-how-to-use-them
Unlike the circulatory system, the lymphatic system has no pump in which to keep things moving “up and out.” It is a vital component of the immune system. The lymph is comprised of many organs, nodes and tissues; flows throughout the entire body and works to back up the circulatory system to remove toxic wastes from the circulatory system and the body. Blocked lymph may occur as a result of inactivity, obesity, scar tissue from surgery or trauma, chronic infections, hormone imbalance, and/or poor diet. Ways to help improve lymph health include everything already mentioned above and especially an increase in upper body exercise to help the lymph to pump and clean itself out. Chlorophyll supplementation and/or green foods which are very rich in chlorophyll may help to clean the lymphatic & the circulatory systems and reduce swelling.
Stop smoking. Bronchial disorders such as respiratory allergies, asthma, chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema can interfere with the normal exchange between the lungs and the heart and may increase edema in organs and the extremities. Improving immune health can lessen the impact of stress on the body or in some cases even reverse these bronchial conditions (asthma, allergies, etc.) that might create inflammation problems. The following articles may help with these things. http://www.bulkherbstore.com/blog/2009/06/asthma-allergies-wheezinghttp://www.drkaslow.com/html/immune_restoration.html http://www.bulkherbstore.com/blog/2009/06/emphysema ThyroidThyroid dysfunction can contribute to many other secondary conditions including diabetes, hormone imbalance and immune dysfunction. Addressing any thyroid problems and correcting them will benefit the whole body and reduce inflammation and swelling throughout the body. These two articles address some of the things you can do to help regulate the thyroid naturally whether it be under or overactive. http://www.bulkherbstore.com/blog/2010/04/graves-and-other-autoimmune-diseaseshttp://www.bulkherbstore.com/blog/2010/05/hypothyroidism
Anytime the body has an influx of toxins (smoking,drugs,meds,alcohol,infection,inflammatory substance) coursing through its systems, inflammation will increase.
Obviously, avoiding these things in the first place would be the best course of action, but in a case where the horse is already out of the barn, I resort to a good herbal remedy (below) and a dose of activated charcoal to help the body pull those nasty toxins out of the tissues with less exertion to the systems.
Taking steps to remove toxins from the daily diet and routine would be a promising long term solution to preventing edema and any of its related conditions. In serious situations, cleansing might be something you would consider to give yourself a kick-start back to good health.
There are many herbs and foods which might lend themselves of fluid release in the body. Some of these include
- Green Tea
- Yarrow (may need to avoid if allergic to aspirin or ragweed)
Connie’s comments: This post is for my 60 yr old friend who smokes, has swelling of legs, his doctor said there is nothing wrong with his circulation, he smokes few cigarattes a day, works as mechanic but eats lots of fish.
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If I want to promote wellness and avoid cancer, I will take this daily tea herbal infusion of:
- Raspberry leaf
- Oat straw
- Red Clover
- Lemon grass
- Maple Syrup
In my 30s, I used this herbal infusion after childbirth. My 80 yr old mother can attest to the healing powers of these herbs as she feels aches and pains every day. Find your ideal herbal infusion. As warm or cold tea, your body will be healed like no other.
Immune – Lymphatics and antibiotics
by Paul Bergner
From The Healing Power of Echinacea and Goldenseal (Prima 1997)
I described “blood purifiers” in Chapter Three, explaining the Eclectic use of echinacea. Several herbs in Chapter Fourteen are also blood purifiers. The berberine-containing herbs in Chapter Fourteen are also blood purifiers. Here are two more herbs from that category. These are both well suited to the less-serious conditions listed in Table 3.2
Burdock (Arctium lappa)
Burdock ranked eleventh in a recent poll of medical herbalists in the United States of their most important herbs (Bergner 1994).
It ranks in my personal top three for frequency of prescription to my patients. No scientific research exists into burdock or its constituents, but it has been important in Western traditional medicine for thousands of years. Burdock enhances liver function by promoting the flow of bile, increases circulation to the skin, and is a mild diuretic. The Eclectics considered it a lymphatic herb, promoting the flow of lymph. The homeopathic Hale even stated that it was equivalent in its lymphatic action to poke root, a toxic herb used for serious lymphatic congestion and tumors. It is also a traditional anti-cancer herb, appearing in the famous Hoxsey formula for cancer and a number of formulas used in the last century for cancer. It is my number-one herb for boils. Burdock contains high amounts of the constituent inulin, which may have an effect on the immune system. Other inulin-containing plants, such as dandelion root and elecampagne, are widely used as blood purifiers or tonics. Take burdock root as a tea, in normal beverage quantities, up to four cups a day. You don’t have to be sick to take burdock as a beverage. It’s properties will help keep you well, and it makes an excellent coffee substitute.
Cleavers (Galium aparine)
Cleavers is another herb for which little scientific research exists. Like burdock, however, it has a strong reputation among traditional herbalists as a blood purifier and lymphatic herb. It is used today as a cooling remedy in fevers and inflammations, for swollen glands, and for urinary tract infections. It’s purifies lymph promoting properties are partly responsible for its “blood purifying” effects. As we saw in Chapter Four, an increased flow of lymph promotes enhanced circulation of the immune weapons of the lymph glands, including T-cells and antibodies. It may also purify the blood through its diuretic properties.
Both the herbs above have reputations as lymph-promoting herbs, but are used for broader indications as well. The two herbs that follow are more specific to the lymphatic system, and may be used for acutely swollen glands.
Red root (Ceanothus spp.)
The Eclectics used red root for stagnancy of the portal venous system. The is the series of veins that carries nutrients from the digestive tract to the liver for processing before it can enter the general circulation. Like other venous blood, portal blood has no pulse or pressure. It also has to move upwards, against gravity, to get to the liver. A sedentary lifestyle, a heavy diet, intestinal disorders, and liver stagnancy can all cause this network to become stagnant. This also effect immunity because blood from the spleen, a lymphatic organ that filters the blood, must also drain through the portal system. Key Eclectic indications for the use of red root were a swollen spleen and a stagnant liver. It was used by soldiers during the Civil War for spleen inflammations that accompany malaria.
Portal venous stagnation is invariably accompanied by stagnation of lymph. About two-thirds of the lymph in the body is derived from the portal system. The lymph from most of the body passes through the same anatomical area as the venous blood on its way back to the general circulation near the heart, and is pumped by the same mechanisms. Thus red root is also considered a lymphatic herb. We don’t know exactly how it works, but red root is clinically effective not only for enlarged spleen, but for such lymphatic conditions as swollen glands, pelvic congestion, and ovarian cysts.
According to herbalist Michael Moore, the dose for the tincture is large: 1/2 to 1 1/2 teaspoons three or four times a day. The dose for the tea is small however, from one eighth to one quarter cup of a standard decoction. He also recommends a milder tea in larger quantities: 2 tablespoons of the root boiled for twenty minutes in a quart of water. Then take a third of the quart an hour before each meal.
Note that the very best mover of portal venous blood and lymph is aerobic exercise. The vigorous deep breathing and pumping of the diaphragm mechanically move the blood and lymph out of the abdomen and into the general circulation. A high-fat diet promotes lymphatic stagnancy as well, because all the fats from the digestive system must be drained through the lymphatic vessels before they reach the general circulation. More fat makes for “thicker” lymph after meals.
Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens)
This southwestern plant, according to herbalist Michael Moore, is a specific for lymphatic and venous congestions of the pelvic area. This could include conditions ranging from swollen pelvic glands, to hemorrhoids, to uterine fibroids. This is not a well-known plant, and may not be available in some health foods stores, but we use it invariably in our clinic for conditions of pelvic congestion. The dose is two droppers of the tincture four times a day.
The following herbs, unlike most I’ve describe so far, are true antibiotics. Usnea will kill germs, molds, fungi, and other microorganisms when applied topically, but will also treat such conditions as bronchitis, pneumonia, or urinary tract infections. A constituent in uva ursi breaks down to produce an antibiotic substance in the body which is then excreted in the urine, delivering the antibiotic directly to the urinary tract.
Usnea, Old Man’s Beard (Usnea spp.)
Usnea species are antibiotic and antifungal lichens that hang like little beards from trees throughout the forests of the Pacific Northwest. Thus its traditional name “old man’s beard.” A lichen is not really a plant, but is a fungus and algae living together as a single organism. The fungus provides a rigid structure for the chlorophyll-rich algae, which cover the fungus and provide nutrition for both. Together they produce constituents different from those of either original organism — chemicals with unique antibiotic and antifungal properties to protect the lichen from microorganisms. These compounds are useful for their antibiotic effects in humans as well, especially for urinary and respiratory tract infections, athlete’s foot and other fungal infections. Usnea ointments are common medicinal agents in Europe, used for topical fungal infections. Usnea appears to have immune-enhancing properties as well. European preparations have been shown to enhance resistance to colds and flu (Weiss 1988). Alectoria usneoides, a close relative that is often found hanging from the same tree as usnea, was used in traditional Arabian medicine for a swollen spleen, another possible indication that it affects the immune system favorably. Another related species is used in traditional Chinese medicine for respiratory infections and skin ulcers. Usnea has been used in traditional European medicine for mucous membrane infections, diarrhea, dysentery, and weakness of the stomach (Hobbs 1992).
The usnic acid in usnea is effective against gram positive bacteria such as streptococcus and staphylococcus, making usnea a valuable addition to herbal formulas for sore throats and skin infections. It is also effective against a bacterium that commonly causes pneumonia Table 19.x shows some conditions that usnea has been used for in European research.
Some clinical uses of usnea in european medicine
- athlete’s foot
- bacterial infection
- fungus infection
- lupus erythematosus
- sinus infection
- vaginal infection (trichomonas).
- urinary tract infection
(Source: Hobbs 1992)
Usnea should be taken as a tincture or a salve. I recommend combining it with herbs such as echinacea, yerba mansa, or osha when treating colds, flu, and sore throats when bacterial infection is suspected. It is indispensable in the treatment of strep throat, and can prevent the need for antibiotics. If your sore throat lasts longer than about a week, and you don’t successfully treat it with herbs, be sure to see a physician. It can also be combined with uva ursi when treating urinary tract infections.
Uva-ursi, bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva ursi)
Uva ursi is a classic urinary tract tonic and anti-infective. The constituent arbutin in uva ursi breaks down in the body to form the antibiotic constituent hydroquinone, which is excreted through the urinary tract. The antibiotic constituent thus has no undesired effect on the intestinal bacteria, and is delivered directly to whatever bacteria are in the bladder or urethra. Echinacea is, of course, an immune stimulant. Combining the herbs attacks the bacteria directly via hydroquinone in the urine while echinacea strengthens the innate resistance.
Clinical properties and uses of echinacea, according to Douglas Kirkbride, D.C., N.D., of Canada
Influences all the mucous membranes, but especially genitourinary tract.
Astringent and tonic to the urinary tract
Catarrh in the bladder
Leukorrhea in the female
Practically every urinary condition
Ulceration of the bladder and kidneys
Flaccid vagina and uterus.
Tonification of the pelvic organs, male or female
Uva ursi has more to it than bacteria-killing ability. Canadian Naturopath and Chiropractor Douglas Kirkbride is a master herbalist, have more than forty years of clinical experience. In a 1991 lecture, he described one herb from each of the major therapeutic herb categories — the one herb that he simply couldn’t do without. For urinary tract herbs, he chose uva ursi. Table 19.x shows some of this clinical observations. Kirkbride suggests taking uva ursi as a tea in the following formula as a urinary tract tonic.
Uva ursi one ounce
Squaw vine (Mitchella repens) one ounce;
Dandelion root (Taraxacum off.) one and one-half ounces
Simmer in 1 qt water for twenty minutes.
Strain and give 4 tablespoon doses three times a day
It is best to avoid uva ursi in chronic kidney inflammation. I have one confirmed case where it caused elevations of creatinine in such a condition, verified by rechallenge, an indication of worsening the inflammation (Tilgner 1996).
Case Study: Urinary tract infection
A patient of mine was a 38 year-old woman complaining of a ten-month continuous urinary tract infection. A single species of fecal bacteria had been found in the urine on lab testing by an M.D. The infection had been treated unsuccessfully with antibiotics for ten months.
Uva ursi 1 ounce
Echinacea angustifolia 1 ounce
Nettle leaf (Urtica dioica) 30 drops
One dropper three times a day.
On follow up two months later, the patient said the original infection had cleared in six days, and the patient remained asymptomatic for two months following. Mild symptoms began to return after two months, and lab tests again showed fecal bacteria, but at about half the colony size as previously. Copyright 2001 Paul Bergner
“Methane produced by livestock farming accounts for around 18 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions in the form of flatulence and belching, according to official estimates.
“But researchers at Aarhus University in Denmark believe they may be able to reduce this by feeding co[w]s oregano to alter the balance of bacteria in their digestive systems.”
Senior researcher, Dr. Kai Grevsen, said: “Oregano has essential oils with a mild antimicrobial called carvacrol, which can kill some of the bacteria in the cow’s rumen that produce methane.”
Grevsen says another major difference is that his team will use “Greek oregano,” which has a significantly higher concentration of belch-suppressing essential oil than oregano used in earlier research. They hope this oregano feed could reduce methane emissions by up to 25 percent.
And, if it works, there’s (buttercream) icing on the cake:
“A cow loses a lot of energy in releasing all this methane,” explains Grevsen. “By blocking the bacteria, the energy that doesn’t get lost can be used by the cow to produce more milk.”
There is also the question of what this will taste like. Grevsen hasn’t tried any oregano-milk — yet — but he assures that those earlier studies found no hints of pizza or spaghetti in the final product. He says there is even some evidence that oregano changes the composition of fatty acids, creating a better-quality milk. Whether that remains true with the “turbo-powered” oregano is yet to be taste-tested.
Oregano is an important culinary herb, used for the flavour of its leaves, which can be more flavourful when dried than fresh. It has an aromatic, warm, and slightly bitter taste, which can vary in intensity. Good-quality oregano may be strong enough almost to numb the tongue, but cultivars adapted to colder climates often have a lesser flavor. Factors such as climate, season, and soil composition may affect the aromatic oils present, and this effect may be greater than the differences between the various species of plants. Among the chemical compounds contributing to the flavour are carvacrol, thymol, limonene, pinene, ocimene, and caryophyllene.
Oregano’s most prominent modern use is as the staple herb of Italian-American cuisine. Its popularity in the US began when soldiers returning from World War II brought back with them a taste for the “pizza herb”, which had probably been eaten in southern Italy for centuries. There, it is most frequently used with roasted, fried, or grilled vegetables, meat, and fish. Oregano combines well with spicy foods popular in southern Italy. It is less commonly used in the north of the country, as marjoram generally is preferred.
The herb is widely used in cuisines of the Mediterranean Basin, the Philippines, and Latin America.
In Turkish cuisine, oregano is mostly used for flavoring meat, especially for mutton and lamb. In barbecue and kebab restaurants,[clarification needed] it can be usually found as a condiment, together with paprika, salt, and pepper.
The dried and ground leaves are most often used in Greece to add flavor to Greek salad, and is usually added to the lemon-olive oil sauce that accompanies fish or meat grills and casseroles.
Oregano is used in the southern Philippines to eliminate the odor of carabao or water buffalo when boiling it, while simultaneously imparting flavor.
In Austrian folk medicine, oregano was used internally (as tea) or externally (as ointment) for treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, and nervous system.
In 2005, the US Federal Trade Commission brought legal action against a firm that had claimed oil of oregano treated colds and flu, and that oil of oregano taken orally treated and relieved bacterial and viral infections and their symptoms, saying the representations were false or were not substantiated at the time the representations were made, and that they were therefore a deceptive practice and false advertisements. The final stipulation on the matter said no representation as to any health benefit could be made without “…competent and reliable scientific evidence…”.
Oregano contains polyphenols, including numerous flavones.
The essential oil of oregano is composed primarily of monoterpenoids and monoterpenes, with the relative concentration of each compound varying widely across geographic origin and other factors. Over 60 different compounds have been identified, with the primary ones being carvacrol and thymol ranging to over 80%, while lesser abundant compounds include p-cymene, γ-terpinene, caryophyllene, spathulenol, germacrene-D, β-fenchyl alcohol and δ-terpineol.
Drying of the plant material affects both quantity and distribution of volatile compounds, with methods using higher heat and longer drying times having greater negative impact. A sample of fresh whole plant material found to contain 33 g/kg dry weight (3.1 g/kg wet) decreased to below a third after warm-air convection drying. Much higher concentrations of volatile compounds are achieved towards the end of the growing season.
Oregano oil is under research for its potential use on foods or skin as an antibacterial agent. It is also tested for its ability to reduce the methane production in cows, which emit 70-120kg of the greenhouse gas per year per cow.
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Oregano (Scientific name: Origanum vulgare) is also known as Wild Marjoram, Mountain Mint, Origanum, Wintersweet and Winter Marjoram. This erectly spreading plant has strong aromatic characteristics, with leaves and stems that are fleshy. The leaves of oregano are heart-shaped, with toothed edges, and which, grow for up to 9 meters in length. In other countries, the plant is primarily used as a culinary ingredient. However, in countries like the Philippines, Oregano is a known herbal medicine for its strong anti-oxidant properties. Oregano contains a rosmarinic acid compound, thymol, and carvacrol that are responsible for its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. Oregano also contains flavinoids, triterpenoids, sterols, vitamin C, and vitamin A. Its anti-bacterial properties have been proven by recent studies to treat infections of the reproductive tracts, and which make it ideal to be given to women who have just given birth.
The volatile oils in oregano and its properties are believed to be responsible for slowing the process of spoilage of food and thus minimizing the risk of ingesting harmful bacteria, parasites and fungi.
The anti-oxidant properties of oregano helps fight free radicals in the body that cause cellular damage and accelerate ageing. Free radicals are believed to be involved with many degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis, atherosclerosis and heart diseases, to name a few.
The most useful parts of this plant are its leaves. The extracts and juices of such are used for asthma, dyspepsia, chronic coughs, bronchitis, and rheumatism. Ear aches have also been proven to be cured by the infusion prepared from its leaves. The leaves relieve painful swellings, boils, and sprains, when their poultices are applied directly to the affected area.
Health Benefits of Oregano:
- Good for cough and cold relief
- Helps prevent degenerative arthritis
- Has Anti-aging properties
- Helps relieve rheumatism and osteoarthritis
- Bronchitis herbal remedy
- Ease asthma attacks
- Relieves upset stomach
- Treatment of urinary tract problems
- Relief for dyspepsia or indigestion
- Healing wounds, insect bites & stings
- Cure for sore throat
- Avoid infections caused by childbirth by taking decoctions of the leaves by the new mother.
- For general good health
Preparation of Oregano Leaves:
- Boil one cup of fresh leaves in 3 cups of water for 10 to 15 minutes. Drink half a cup 3 times a day for common colds.
- For a concentrate, juice the oregano leaves and take 1 tablespoon every hour to relieve chronic coughs, rheumatism, bronchitis, asthma, and dyspepsia.
- For Insect bites, wounds and stings, apply the leaves as a poultice directly on the afflicted area.
- For sore throat, boil 2 tablespoonfuls of dried oregano leaves in a pint of water, take 2 hours before or after meals.
- To prevent degenerative arthritis & for general good health, drink oregano decoction daily.
Oregano is rich in iron. In cooked form, oxalates is removed. It is best eaten with iron rich food in the morning . Too much iron interferes with calcium absorption. Take calcium rich food in the evening.
How a young man delayed cancer progression with high fat and less carbs diet, ketogenic diet?
He eats and fasts. He credits his health to whole foods of greens and dietary supplements. Fats are from coconut oil, omega 3, eggs, fish oil and other veggie sources.
Sugar is food for cancer cells. He avoid sugar and carbs rich in sugar and derives his carbs from greens.
Brain Booster: GOTU KOLA, GINKGO BILOBA, ROSEMARY, MSM SULFUR, KELP, SPIRULINA, YERBA MATE, ELEUTHERO, SHANKHAPUSHPI, GREEN TEA, HAWTHORN, KAPIKACCHU, BACOPA.
Liver, Gallbladder, & Spleen Formula: SCHISANDRA BERRY, BEET ROOT, DANDELION ROOT, FENUGREEK SEED, ARTICHOKE, ROSEMARY, TURMERIC ROOT, LICORICE ROOT, BOLDO, MILK THISTLE SEED, RHUBARB ROOT, BUPLEURUM, AMALAKI, MANJISTHA, SARSAPARILLA ROOT, PEONY ROOT, BHRINGARAJ, BHUMYAMALAKI, PIPPALI FRUIT, GOLDENSEAL ROOT.
Monoatomic Formula: ETHERIUM GOLD, ETHERIUM BLACK, ETHERIUM PINK, ETHERIUM RED, MACA MACA, GINKGO BILOBA, GOTU KOLA, KAPIKACCHU, PANAX GINSENG, DAMIANA, JATAMANSI, ANISE, KAVA KAVA, MSM SULFUR.
Central Nervous System: GINKGO BILOBA, DAMIANA, GOTU KOLA, PERIWINKLE, BLESSED THISTLE, KOLA NUT, CORYDALIS, GREEN TEA, YERBA MATE, ROSE HIPS, CINNAMON, MANJISTHA, BRAZILIAN COCOA, WILD LETTUCE, JATAMANSI, LAVENDER, VALERIAN ROOT, CHAMOMILE, KAPIKACCHU.
Nerve Formula: VALERIAN ROOT, FALSE UNICORN, JATAMANSI, KAVA KAVA, PASSIONFLOWER, BLUE VERVAIN, BLACK COHOSH, WOOD BETONY, GOTU KOLA, CODONOPSIS, SKULLCAP, LOBELIA, CHAMOMILE.
Colon Repair: FLAXSEED, ST. JOHN’S WORT, ALOE VERA, HORSE CHESTNUT, PSYLLIUM HUSK, WITCH HAZEL BARK, BUTCHER’S BROOM ROOT, MSM SULFUR, PLANTAIN, DANDELION ROOT, HORSETAIL, BLACK WALNUT HULL.
Feel Good Bath Drops: ORANGE, CITRONELLA, TANGERINE, LEMON, LIME, MANDARIN, GRAPEFRUIT, BERGAMOT, NEROLI, CYPRESS, NIAOULI, MAY CHANG, AND QUARTZ CRYSTAL.
The Anti-Depression Inhaler: LAVENDER, CHAMOMILE, ROSEMARY, NEROLI, ORANGE, SANDALWOOD, LEMONGRASS, CYPRESS, BERGAMOT, AND NIAOULI.
For massage, add fresh ginger and drops of eucalyptus oil.
For pillow eye cover, add lavender flowers.
For dish to sweeten, add pears or apples.
For meat and easy digestion, add pineapple.
For appetite, add garlic and onions sautéed in the dish.
For skin cleanse, make a tea of lemon grass, add lemon and honey.
For happy foods, eat eggs, yams and drink beer in moderation.
For food for the Gods, eat cherries and all colored veggies.
For long lasting love, add colored peppers, rosemary and citrus in the dish.
For prevention of aging, add coconut in the dish.
For stamina, eat goat related products (milk,cheese and meat).
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Funny stories about food.
A man inserted garlic in his butt so that when the doc take his body temp by the anus, he will have a fever and so he can be excused from work that day.
In a town in the Philippines, one must have garlic in his pocket to ward off evil spirits or intentions.
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