Castor Oil for Health

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There are many benefits from this amazing oil.

 

We have focused here on a few of the benefits of castor oil.

Thanks to Dr Axe for this valuable information:

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Castor Oil Speeds Up Healing & Improves Your Immunity 

 

 
 
Folk healers worldwide have used castor oil to treat a wide variety of health conditions for thousands of years. The use of castor oil goes as far back as the ancient Egyptians, who used it to treat eye irritations and as a powerfu natural skinccare remedy.  In India, it has been prized for its skin-healing, digestive-soothing, antibacterial properties,  plus it’s commonly used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine practices.

What is castor oil exactly? It is a nonvolatile fatty oil that comes from the seeds of the castor bean (Ricinus communis) plant which belongs to the flowering spurge family (Euphorbiaceae). Castor oil, also called ricinus oil, is very thick with a color that ranges from clear to amber or somewhat green. It has a mild scent and taste.

 

1. Improves Immune Function

Castor oil may be able to help improve lymphatic drainage, blood flow, thymus gland health and other immune system functions. A small, double-blind study published in the Journal of Naturopathic Medicine looked at the effects of castor oil packs on 36 human subjects. The packs covered a 12-inch by 12-inch area of the skin on the upper right quadrant of the abdomen. The subjects had the packs applied while resting at 9 a.m. and then removed at 11 a.m. (so for a total of two hours). The subjects had their blood drawn four times (one time pre-treatment and three times post-treatment) and there was no repetition of treatment.

Overall, the researchers found that the subjects who used abdominal castor oil packs had significant increases in the production of lymphocytes compared with patients using placebo packs. Why is this an awesome finding? Lymphocytes are the immune system’s natural “disease-fighters” that attack outside invaders such as toxins, bacteria and other perceived threats.

So it appears that castor oil helps with the production of proper levels of lymphocytes, which are released and stored within the lymphatic tissue of the thymus gland, spleen, lymph nodes and tissue that lines the small intestine. The lymphatic system also impacts the circulatory and digestive systems, which is why the oil is sometimes used to support heart health and improve digestive issues like constipation, too.

 

2. Boosts Circulation

A healthy lymphatic system and proper blood flow go hand in hand. When the lymphatic system fails (or edema develops, which is the retention of fluid and toxins), it’s much more likely someone will have circulatory issues. This is due to the fact that the lymphatic circulatory system works directly with the cardiovascular circulatory system to keep blood and lymphatic fluid levels in an optimal balance.

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, “A growing body of evidence reveals that the lymphatic system influences the health of multiple organs, including the heart, lung, and brain.”  So castor’s oil ability to positively affect our lymphatic systems likely means better overall circulation and a health boost to major organs like our hearts.

 

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Home run with HEMPSEED oil

Doctor’s and researchers all over the world are stunned by this oil that is…

Antibacterial
Antiviral
Antifungal
Antioxidant
Anti-inflammatory
Skin regenerative
Cardio protective

So why aren’t we using it for EVERYTHING?

 

 

Dear Reader,

It’s controversial, but I’ll come right out and say it:

Unless you’re prepared to worry about cancer, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and Alzheimer’s for the rest of your life, YOU SHOULD BE USING HEMP.

Not the type of hemp you’re associating with the recreational drug, marijuana, but the powerful health oil from the seeds of the hemp plant.

Confused?

Well that’s probably because the one thing you don’t know about hemp is that not only does it contain almost no trace of the psychoactive properties marijuana is famous for but, over the last 20 years, some of the world’s most trusted medical institutions – including the World Health Organisation, Harvard Medical School, the Mayo Clinic and John Hopkins Medical Centre – have published over 17,000 reports supporting hemp seed oil as a natural remedy.

  • John Hopkins Medical Centre says it causes cancer cell suicide!
  • The University of Manitoba in Canada reports it puts the brakes on the blood sugarrollercoaster you’re on.
  • The University of Nagoya in Japan declares it slashes your heart attack risk by 66%.
  • Studies published by international journal, Advanced Nutrition Publications, reveal it provides relief from joint pain, muscle pain and rheumatoid arthritis. 
  • While memory expert, Dr Fiona McPherson confirms it regenerates the part of the brain that stores memories.

But these studies aren’t the reason I’m such a big believer in hemp seed oil. It’s the thousands upon thousands of success stories I’ve read.
The results don’t lie!
People using hemp oil are blowing the sceptics away
“From death’s door to CANCER-FREE in just eight months – it’s all thanks to hemp oil”

Take oncologist, Dr William Courtney who had the daunting task of treating an eight month old baby suffering from a malignant, inoperable brain tumour.

Her parents declined chemotherapy. Yet, her dad pushed Dr Courtney to help improve his child’s quality of life with hemp seed oil.

It did much more than that!

After only two months, an MRI scan revealed a dramatic improvement in the tumour size.

Miraculously, six months later, the scans were completely clean.

That’s right. No cancer remained!

Impossible?

Here’s a picture of her actual scans. They show how hemp oil helped her go from hopeless case to cancer-free in just eight months.

Then there’s Rick Simpson…

“Hemp seed oil solved Rick’s headaches, insomnia and ringing ears – it even defeated his joint pain and lowered his blood pressure”

Rick was working in a hospital boiler room when he suffered a concussion. For years afterwards, he suffered from debilitating headaches, ringing ears and had trouble sleeping.

In 1998, he decided that since his prescription meds weren’t working anyway, he’d try marijuana. Eventually, he started experimenting with hemp seed oil because the marijuana was interfering with his day-to-day life.

Soon after he started using it, his headaches went away, the ringing in his ears became tolerable and he slept better. More surprising, his arthritis disappeared and his blood pressure improved too.

“Within a few months, people saw the difference. The oil controlled the pain, my blood pressure, and it allowed me to sleep. I lost weight and looked 20 years younger.”

Today, Rick is hemp seed oil’s biggest champion. He’s dedicated his life to giving people with all types of diseases and disabilities free hemp seed oil. And he’s had over 5,000 success stories to date.

In fact, he’s adamant this is a “cure-all solution”, he believes “if children were given tiny doses of [hemp] oil each day like a supplement, diseases like cancer, diabetes, MS, and many other conditions could be eliminated entirely.”

How about Lorraine from the Free State? She recently wrote in to tell me about her experience with hemp oil. Here’s her story…

“My diabetes is gone!”

“I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes after my doctor discovered my thyroid wasn’t working thanks to years of hormone replacement medication. My sugar was out of control, I couldn’t lose weight and my health was so bad even my liver was beginning to shut down.

A friend told me about hemp seed oil and how it could help.

Naturally, I was sceptical and worried about the negative effects, but I felt hopeless and ready to try anything.

I’m glad I did.

It’s been just over a year now and my blood sugar has stabilised, my thyroid is working and I’ve been able to lose the weight. My health is better than ever.”

Then there’s the story Health Bytes nutritionist, Jacques Boshoff, told me about a patient he recommended hemp oil to.

“I used to have dialysis every day – now I only go once a month”

“Mr Kogohara started using hemp oil because he was suffering from kidney failure. Having to live on dialysis daily, he was ready to try anything and started taking hemp seed oil with his morning detoxjuice.

It’s been almost a year and Mr Kogohara is doing so well his kidneys are almost functioning on their own again. The best part is, he now only has to have precautionary dialysis once a month.”

There’s also:

  • Constance Finley a San Francisco woman living with ankylosing spondylitis – chronic arthritis of the spine and the pelvis. After an almost fatal allergic reaction to the drugs she was on, Constance put hemp seed oil to the test. Today, she’s pain-free.
  • Famous comedian, Tommy Chong. In 2012, he announced he had stage 1 prostate cancer. Thanks to hemp seed oil, Tommy told the world he was cancer-free a year after receiving the diagnosis.
  • 24-year-old Kristina Marie. She believed her doctors had handed her a death sentence when they diagnosed her with a brain tumour. Since starting hemp oil treatment in 2014, Kristina’s brain tumour size has halved – and it’s still shrinking.  

The success stories go on and on…

Personally, I could read them all day.

But there’s something far more pressing.

And that’s the question you’re asking yourself right now….

Based on the mounds of evidence that shows it works…
Why does mainstream medicine still refuse to promote hemp seed oil?
Why hasn’t your doctor told you to try it?
It’s the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) fault.

Doctors are afraid to prescribe this medical herb simply because the FDA hasn’t approved it yet.

And even though in December the FDA finally gave a few universities permission to run trials on its effects on seizures, cancer and arthritis, it’ll be years before it gives hemp oil the nod. Let alone, make it okay for your doctor to prescribe it to you.

Years where you’ll continue to suffer from cancer, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s and more.

Not if I can help it….
I’ve had it with mainstream medicine’s decision to ignore the results people have seen!
Hi.

I’m Vanessa Jackson. Researcher and Product Manager for FSPHealthandFitness.co.za and member of the FSP Nutritionals team.

Today, I want to introduce you to the newest addition to our trusted supplement range: FSPNutritionals Hemp Oil

The natural solution that can treat your:

  • Heart disease…
  • Cancer…
  • Diabetes…
  • Memory loss…
  • Arthritis…
  • And dozens of other health problems.

Maybe, like me, you’re impressed by the stories you’ve read in this letter, but in case you need a bit of the science, let me explain how it works:

Hemp seed oil truly is nature’s own super oil

Hemp seed oil contains all 21 of the amino acids your body needs to stay in tip-top shape and is the only perfectly balanced combination of omega-3 to omega-6 essential fatty acids (EFAs) on the planet!

Why should you care?

Quite simply, because amino acids and EFAs are the building blocks to life. They keep you alive by rebuilding and producing new cells in your body.

Your body starts to sort out its health problems on its own!
Your cancer tumours turn on themselves…

Your diabetes reverses…

Joint inflammation vanishes…

Your arteries relax and widen – putting less pressure on your over strained heart…

Your immune system strengthens…

It even triggers an anti-oxidant cleanse that removes damaged, mutated cells from your brain – reversing memory loss and restoring your brain’s health…

Not to mention the positive effects you’ll notice in the look and feel of your skin, your hair, your nails… You name it.

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Pets – preventing and treating diseases naturally

Colloidal Silver Uses:

Preventing and Treating Diseases in Cats and Dogs

Author:  Claudio Matsuoka from Curitiba, Brazil  Photo from Wikimedia Commons
Author: Claudio Matsuoka from Curitiba, Brazil Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Source: Caspain blue

Colloidal silver works to destroy bacterial, fungal and viral infections in cats and dogs just as well as it does in human beings. Furthermore, because colloidal silver is odorless, almost tasteless and non-toxic, experts say you can use it for both dogs and cats internally and externally.

If you are looking for a healthy, alternative way to take care of your pets and avoid expensive veterinary bills, colloidal silver can go a long way in helping you achieve that goal. Whether you are looking for a disease preventative, a way to clean your pet and his bedding or deal with illness and injuries, it can help you.

It is a very inexpensive, easy to make and use alternative to pharmaceutical antibiotics, and it is much more effective at stopping preventing and treating diseases in animals.ore effective at stopping preventing and treating diseases in animals.

Laborador Pup - Photo from Wikimedia Commons.
Laborador Pup – Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Source: John Schauentaub

Colloidal Silver Knocks Out Deadly Canine Parvo Virus

For example, one of the deadliest and most feared viruses among dog and kennel owners is canine parvo.  But, colloidal silver is a well-known alternative treatment for dogs suffering from parvo, and according to pet owners it has saved a lot of lives.  On the other hand, conventional veterinary treatments fail because they only have antibiotics, which do nothing to stop viral infections.  Yet, they prescribe them in cases of canine parvo and about 80% of the time, the dog dies.

Grey Twins
Grey Twins

Source: Own Work

It is Safe for Cats

Colloidal silver is also good for treating cats because it does not have a strong odor and will not be harmful to them if you put it on their fur.  In cases where a cat suffers from a bacterial, viral or fungal skin condition, colloidal silver can be used.

While many essential oils are effective in combating such conditions and are often safe to use on dogs, they should never be used on cats.  But, experts say you can use colloidal silver without fear.

Cat and Dog at Fisherman's Wharf -  BrokenSphere / Wikimedia Commons.
Cat and Dog at Fisherman’s Wharf – BrokenSphere / Wikimedia Commons.

Source: BrokenSphere

Topical and Oral Treatments

Colloidal silver is an excellent alternative to both pharmaceutical antibiotics and prescription or over-the-counter anti-fungal treatments for cats and dogs.  It can be given to your pet in his food or water or applied to his skin or fur a few times a day.

A few drops of colloidal silver on a cotton ball makes an excellent eyewash for pets with eye infections.  Persian cats are especially prone to such infections and must have their eyes washed daily.  Using colloidal silver provides extra antibiotic protection.

One or two drops of colloidal silver in the ears of a cat or dog with an ear infection is a safe, fast and effective way to safely treat them.  There’s no need for a trip to the veterinarian or expensive pharmaceuticals.  A few drops of colloidal silver can do the job in a day or two.

More Ways to Keep Pets Healthy with Colloidal Silver

Many people like to brush their dogs’ teeth. Colloidal silver can be applied directly into a pet’s mouth to help reduce bacteria, heal oral tissues and keep the gums and teeth clean. For dogs, it can also be added to homemade tooth powders and rinses.

Whether your pets live indoors or outdoors, they will be healthier and cleaner and so will you when you use colloidal silver.

Keep your pet’s bedding clean and free of bacteria and parasites when you regularly spray it with undiluted colloidal silver and allow it to air dry.

One or two tablespoons of colloidal silver in your pet’s food or water dish will keep his immune system strong and help prevent disease.

Preserve opened cans and containers of pet food in the refrigerator and make it last a few days longer by adding a few drops of colloidal silver to it.

If your pet is injured, spray or dab colloidal silver on the wound. If possible, bandage it until it heals.

Your dogs and cats are part of your family. Care for them like family members with colloidal silver and protect them from unnecessary visits to the veterinarian. Your cats and dogs will be healthier and live longer.

How to Learn More About Colloidal Silver Uses

It is important to use colloidal silver responsibly. There is a lot of controversy about safe doses because there are no official established guidelines as there are for most other nutritional supplements. Fortunately, an excellent, free 16-page report helps to answer this question, “What’s the ‘Safest’ Daily Dosage for Colloidal Silver.” It is available exclusively from The Silver Edge.

The author of this report, natural health journalist Steve Barwick, has done extensive research on colloidal silver. He, also, wrote the 547-page, “Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual,” a veritable compendium of information on this subject, which also gives you appropriate dosages and uses for colloidal silver.

Learn more about colloidal silver as a natural antimicrobial in the article, “Colloidal Silver Uses: Colloidal Silver as a Natural Antibiotic.”

Colloidal Silver boosting Antibiotics

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Research on Antibiotics Reveals Silver Acts as a Booster,

While Mixing Certain Antibiotics with Statins Can Be Devastating

 

July 03, 2013 | 148,145 views

By Dr. Mercola

The frivolous use of antibiotics, not just in medicine but also in food production, is the root cause of skyrocketing antibiotic resistance.

Data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control1 (ECDC) shows a significant rise of resistance to multiple antibiotics in Klebsiella pneumoniae and E. coli in just the last four years alone, affecting more than one-third of the EU, and the primary cause for this man-made epidemic is the widespread misuse of antibiotics.

Between the years of 1993 and 2005, the number of Americans hospitalized due to the antibiotic-resistant “superbug” MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) skyrocketed from about 2,000 to 370,000.

Currently, MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant infections kill about 60,000 Americans annually, and account for billions of dollars in health care costs.2Antibiotic-resistant disease is not the only danger associated with the misuse of these drugs. Excessive exposure to antibiotics also takes a heavy toll on your gastrointestinal health, which can predispose you to virtually any disease.

Abnormal gut flora may actually be a major contributing factor to the rise in a wide variety of childhood diseases and ailments, from bowel disorders and allergies toautism.

Agricultural uses of antibiotics account for about 80 percent of all antibiotic usein the US,3 so it’s a MAJOR source of human antibiotic consumption. Animals are often fed antibiotics at low doses for disease prevention and growth promotion, and those antibiotics are transferred to you via meat, and even via the manure used as crop fertilizer.

Protecting your gut health and reducing the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are significant reasons for making sure you’re only eating grass-fed, organically-raised meats and animal products.

Gut Viruses Confer Antibiotic-Resistance to Bacteria, New Research Shows

When used properly, in the correct contexts and with responsibility, antibiotics can and do save lives that are threatened by bacterial infections. But there is one important variable that wasn’t considered when the widespread use of these “miracle medicines” began, and that is that bacteria are highly adaptable.

They are clearly capable of outsmarting antibiotics, and they are doing so with a vengeance. According to the CDC’s National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System:4

“Antibiotics kill or inhibit the growth of susceptible bacteria. Sometimes one of the bacteria survives because it has the ability to neutralize or evade the effect of the antibiotic; that one bacteria can then multiply and replace all the bacteria that were killed off.

Exposure to antibiotics therefore provides selective pressure, which makes the surviving bacteria more likely to be resistant. In addition, bacteria that were at one time susceptible to an antibiotic can acquire resistance through mutation of their genetic material or by acquiring pieces of DNA that code for the resistance properties from other bacteria.

The DNA that codes for resistance can be grouped in a single easily transferable package. This means that bacteria can become resistant to many antimicrobial agents because of the transfer of one piece of DNA.”

Interestingly, these bacteria have previously unknown allies that supply them with the antibiotic-resistant genes necessary for their survival. Researchers at the Wyss Institute have discovered that gut viruses known as bacteriophages, a.k.a. “phages” are actually instrumental in conferring antibacterial resistance to bacteria.56 Most importantly:

“[Phage] deliver genes that help the bacteria to survive not just the antibiotic they’ve been exposed to, but other types of antibiotics as well…

That suggests that phages in the gut may be partly responsible for the emergence of dangerous superbugs that withstand multiple antibiotics, and that drug targeting of phages could offer a potential new path to mitigate development of antibiotic resistance,” the Institute’s press release7states.

Dr J Mercola

Phages Are Actually an Important Part of Your Body’s Defense System

More than 90 percent of the DNA in your body is not yours, but actually belongs to a wide variety of microbes, and these findings just go to show how intricately tied your health is to the microorganisms that live inside you. And, while the word “virus” brings to mind all things “bad” for you, this is not necessarily true.

Another recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences8 found that many of these viruses (phages) actually serve as immune helpers—not enemies—and form an important part of your body’s defense system.9

Wherever bacteria reside, you will also find phages, because phages depend on bacteria for their survival. Phages specialize in breaking open and killing certain kinds of bacteria, hijacking them in order to replicate.

Most phages have hollow heads, which store their DNA and RNA, and tunnel tails designed for binding to the surface of their bacterial targets. According to phages.org, once a phage has attached itself to a bacterium:

“The viral DNA is then injected through the tail into the host cell, where it directs the production of progeny phages, often over a hundred in half an hour. These ‘young’ phages burst from the host cell (killing it) and infect more bacteria.”

The researchers found evidence that these phages partner with animals and humans to stave off bacterial infections and control the composition of friendly microbes in your body. The researchers speculate that some phages might protect bacteria that benefit their hosts (i.e. you), while destroying those that cause harm.

Which brings us back to the featured research, which suggests that these phages may also play a significant role in the rapid rise of antibiotic resistance… In essence, it would appear our zealous overuse of antibiotic drugs is causing these helpful viruses to boost the survivability of bacteria during the onslaught of a deadly foe—the antibiotic—only in this case, the end result is disastrous rather than helpful for the host… On the upside, these findings may confer new hope for effective treatments. According to Don Ingber, M.D., Ph.D., Founding Director of the Wyss Institute:10

“Antibiotic resistance is as pressing a global health problem as they come, and to fight it, it’s critical to understand it. [These] novel findings offer a previously unknown way to approach this problem — by targeting the phage that live in our intestine, rather than the pathogens themselves.”

Colloidal Silver Dramatically Boosts Effectiveness of Antibiotics

The use of silver in the battle against pathogenic bacteria goes way back into antiquity. Hippocrates was one of the first to describe its antimicrobial properties in 400 B.C. Over the past few years, several studies have demonstrated the fact that silveris indeed one of the most effective agents in the battle against antibiotic-resistant super pathogens. Yet conventional medicine has largely dismissed such claims, relegating colloidal silver to the “woo-woo” section of medical myth.

They may be inclined to change their tune however, in light of the latest research1112 which shows that low doses of silver can make antibiotics up to 1,000 times more effective, and may even allow an antibiotic to successfully combat otherwise antibiotic-resistant bacteria. As reported by Medical News Today:13

“…[N]ot only did silver boost the ability of a broad range of commonly used antibiotics so as to stop mice dying of otherwise lethal infections, but it made at least one resistant bacterium succumb to antibiotics again. The addition of silver also broadened the effect of vancomycin, an antibiotic that is usually only effective at killing Gram-positive bacteria like Staph and Strep; aided by silver it killed Gram-negative bacteria such as those that cause food poisoning and dangerous hospital-acquired infections.”

For example, by adding a small amount of silver to the antibiotic, a powerful synergism occurred, and a urinary tract infection caused by tetracycline-resistant E. coli was successfully eradicated. Silver also helped save the lives of 90 percent of mice suffering with a life-threatening abdominal inflammation by adding it to the antibiotic vanomycin. In the group receiving vanomycin only, a mere 10 percent survived. The researchers discovered two mechanisms that help explain how silver can boost the effectiveness of an antibiotic:

  • Silver interferes with the bacteria’s metabolism, increasing production of reactive oxygen species14 (ROS); products of normal oxygen consuming metabolic processes in your body that, in excess, can damage cell membranes and DNA. Many antibiotics are believed to kill bacteria by producing ROS compounds, and here, the researchers found that adding a small amount of silver boosted the antibiotic’s ability to kill anywhere from 10 and 1,000 times more bacteria
  • Silver makes the bacteria’s cell membrane more permeable. This may explain the beneficial effect of silver on gram-negative bacteria, the cells of which are often impenetrable to antibiotics due to the molecular size of the drugs

What About Potential Toxicity of Colloidal Silver?

As for toxicity, the researchers found that the doses of silver required were far smaller than the dose needed to harm either mice or cultured human cells, suggesting that oral and injectable silver should be quite safe. That said, quality is extremely important, as misrepresentation of colloidal silver by less scrupulous manufacturers has in the past led to some of its more negative connotations. According to a Commercial Product Report15 by silver-colloids.com, a site that provides detailed laboratory analyses of colloidal silver products, there are three distinctly different types of silver products on the market that are all labeled and sold as “colloidal” silver:

  • True colloidal silver
  • Ionic silver
  • Silver protein: Due to the high concentration of large silver particles, silver protein products are known to cause argyria, which turns your skin blue-gray color.

When purchasing colloidal silver, it’s very important to avoid silver protein formulas. True colloidal silver seems to be the most recommended, but ionic silver could probably also be used. In the featured study, they used ionic silver (Ag) in a silver nitrate salt (AgNO3), which, again, was found to be quite non-toxic in animals and human cell cultures. Substantial antimicrobial activity was found at 30 microns (μM) against E. coli. If you take ionic silver products according to the manufacturer’s recommended dosage, ionic silver will not cause argyria. That said, since there are potential health risks involved if you select the wrong formula, I recommend you use colloidal silver only under the guidance and supervision of a qualified alternative health practitioner who can help you select a high-quality product.

Statin Users Beware… Your Cholesterol Medication May Not Mix Well with Antibiotics!

In related news, Canadian researchers16 warn that patients —especially the elderly—taking cholesterol-lowering drugs such as Lipitor, should avoid the antibiotics clarithromycin and erythromycin, as these antibiotics inhibit the metabolism of statins. Increased drug concentrations in your body may cause muscle or kidney damage, and even death. As reported by WebMD:17

“‘These drugs do interact and cause difficulties for patients,’ said lead researcher Dr. Amit Garg, a professor in the department of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. These adverse reactions are rare, Garg added. ‘Most people will be fine,’ he said. ‘But at a population level, hundreds of preventable hospitalizations are occurring.’ For someone taking a statin, the study suggests that substituting a different antibiotic — azithromycin — is safer because it doesn’t interfere with the metabolism of statins. Another strategy is to stop the statin until the antibiotic course is finished, Garg said.”

What You Can Do to Help Stop the Spread of Antibiotic-Resistant Disease

You can help yourself and your community by using antibiotics only when absolutely necessary and by purchasing organic, antibiotic-free meats and other foods. Even though the problem of antibiotic resistance needs to be stemmed through public policy on a nationwide level, the more people who get involved on a personal level to stop unnecessary antibiotic use the better.

Remember, not every bacterial infection needs to be treated with a drug. First, as an all-around preventive measure, you’ll want to make sure your vitamin D level is optimized year-round, especially during pregnancy, along with vitamin K2. But there are also a number of natural compounds that can help boost your immune system function to help rid you of an infection, including:

  • Oregano (oil of oregano)
  • Garlic
  • Echinacea
  • Manuka honey (for topical application)

Last but not least, the use of silver compounds appears to bring new hope against antibiotic-resistant pathogens. Still, creating more potent antibiotics, regardless of how that’s achieved, will not help us in the long run unless we also address the root causes of antibiotic resistance, which is rampant overuse—in medicine, but perhaps even more importantly, in agriculture.

If you live in the United States and want to get involved on a national level, Food Democracy Now! has created a petition against the overuse of antibiotics in livestock production.18 If you care about this issue, I suggest you use this petition to make your voice heard.

Colloidal silver – healing benefits

Ten ways to use colloidal silver’s amazing healing abilities

by PF Louis

Colloidal silver is available from : www.biosil.co.za

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(NaturalNews) Colloidal silver consists of silver atoms suspended in distilled ion-less water. The particles of silver are small enough to penetrate on a cellular level and destroy pathogens of all types, including bacteria, fungal spores, parasites, and viruses.

Not only does silver get rid of pathogens, it helps promote rapid healing of the tissues infected or destroyed. Most burn centers use various forms of silver and silver soaked bandaging for burn victims.

You can buy colloidal silver online or in good health food stores or make your own cheaply and easily. Colloidal silver has many applications and is easy to apply. It has no adverse side effects. It leaves beneficial bacteria intact. Reports of argyria (skin turning blue) are greatly exaggerated.

The Medical Mafia has a tendency to blow up rare incidents of minor adverse effects from natural remedies and blow them up as scare tactics while ignoring the hundreds of thousands of annual adverse side effects from correctly prescribed pharmaceuticals.

Ten ways to use colloidal silver for self healing

1) You can spray it onto burns to prevent infections and promote faster healing without scarring.

2) You can also spray or dab it onto ringworm, boils, herpes sores, and warts for faster healing.

3) If you’re having bronchial problems or walking pneumonia, you can put some colloidal silver in a nebulizer and breathe it into your bronchial area and lungs directly.

4) Small amounts taken daily as a tonic will give what some call a second immune system to guard against flues and colds. Easy and inexpensive if you make if you make your own.

5) Colloidal silver drops can be used for ear infections without any harmful side effects. Some use it for eye and nasal infections as well. Perhaps it can be injected anally with an enema bulb to help cleanse the colon.

6) It can be applied topically for vaginal yeast infections or oral thrush (yeast infection). Could be useful for chronic jock itch as well.

7) Colloidal silver can be used by pregnant women to assist fetal development and easier delivery of the newborn child.

8) It can be taken early with the onset of a cold, flu, or bronchitis to get over it quickly without harming beneficial bacteria. Antibiotics kill good and bad bacteria.

9) Colloidal silver can be used successfully to combat MRSA infections. MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a staph infection that can be fatal and is now resistant to antibiotics. It usually occurs during hospital stays, but has become rampant enough to originate outside hospitals (http://www.naturalnews.com/023712_MRSA_Texas_infections.html).

10) There has been some success using colloidal silver with AIDS patients. It adds a layer of needed additional immunity while destroying existing pathogens.

More about colloidal silver

Early 20th Century western medicine used silver as a prime antibiotic and anti-fungal until the 1930s. Then antibiotics became a major source of Big Pharma revenue.

As more and more antibiotics were created, the pathogenic microbes began evolving into resistant strains to them. The health dangers imposed by antibiotics by destroying friendly gut flora needed for digestion and immunity were disregarded.

Antibiotic use lowers immunity by destroying the good bacteria along with the bad. Lately, some fluoroquinolone based antibiotics have even permanently and painfully crippled those who had been prescribed them (http://www.naturalnews.com).

Since silver seems to act by stifling the enzymes pathogens use for survival, pathogens are unable to develop resistance to them. Fortunately, alternative medicine has re-discovered colloidal silver for healing all sorts of ailments. A few years ago, the EU banned colloidal silver sales (http://www.naturalnews.com/027989_colloidal_silver_superbugs.html).

Before Codex regulations arrive here, purchasing your own system for making colloidal silver would be a wise move.
Sources for this article include:

http://curezone.com/foods/silver.asp

http://www.saltlakemetals.com/Silver_Antibacterial.htm

http://www.whale.to/a/robey1.html

http://health.centreforce.com/health/silver.html

The “Do Nothing” approach to illness

The “Do Nothing” Approach to Illness – Your Ticket to Wellness?

by SARAH, THE HEALTHY HOME ECONOMIST on NOVEMBER 2, 2012

Happy-ChildrenYou’ve likely heard of unschooling, a homeschooling philosophy where no formal curriculum is typically used and children learn based on what they are motivated to seek out and master on their own as well as natural life experiences.

While I don’t homeschool myself and so cannot attest to the validity of this educational philosophy, I would like to suggest that open-minded parents consider a similar approach to childhood illness and even illness in themselves.   When a child seems to be coming down with a cold or flu, how about this for a novel idea:

DO NOTHING

 I myself have followed the Do Nothing approach to illness for nearly 13 years.  At first I did it without even realizing exactly what I was doing and then about 9 years ago formally put it into practice after attending a talk by Dr. Tom Cowan MD about how illness is actually beneficial to the body and is a way for valuable detoxification to occur so that an improved level of vitality and maturity can be experienced by the child once the illness is over.   This talk was a light bulb moment for me as I suddenly realized that my Father, a retired Family Physician, had followed the exact same philosophy while I was growing up.

Old school medicine is to let the illness run its course, focus on rest and nourishment only, and intervene only if it becomes evident that the patient cannot handle the situation on his/her own.

My Dad’s rule of thumb was to wait 2 weeks before doing anything therapeutically to facilitate the conclusion of the illness.   The result?  He rarely if ever needed to intervene at all as my brothers and sisters and I got well just fine on our own within that span of time.

Even when I got salmonella at a fast food chicken joint when I was 13, Dad did nothing.  It was a struggle, but I recovered fine within about 10 days.  No trip to the hospital, no saline drip, no antibiotics.  I realize this might seem extreme to some people, but my Dad had his reasons and he obviously made the correct  judgment that I was strong enough to handle it on my own.

Ditto when I had strep throat the summer I turned 15.  No antibiotics were prescribed and I recovered completely.  Most interesting is that I have never gotten strep again despite repeated and close contact exposures.  My children seem immune also and have never gotten strep.  Did recovery on my own impart immunity from further strep infections that I possibly passed along to my kids? Anecdotal for sure but possibly so.

Too many parents in my view are far too quick to treat a child’s illness, either by running to the doctor for a prescription or by running to the healthfood store to obtain a natural or herbal based remedy.

Trying to stop a cold in its tracks when it is first coming on and hasn’t quite taken hold yet is not a wise approach either in my view.

Now, I don’t want to come off as anti-treatment here.  If a child is acutely ill and is obviously not handling an illness sufficiently well on his or her own, then by all means seek out assistance from the healing professional of your choice.

As for me, though, my first course of action is Do Nothing.

Echinacea to boost immunity during cold/flu season?

No way.

Elderberry syrup to ward off a cold that you feel is coming on?

Pass.

A “preventative” dose of antibiotics because strep is making the rounds at school?

Absolutely not!

Garlic drops or pills for a cough?

No thanks.

Ibuprofen or Tylenol to bring down a high fever?

Why?  A child with a high fever will get well so amazingly fast if you let the fever do its job and having the child sip diluted fruit juice to provide sufficient blood sugar to fuel that cranked up metabolism will head off the risk of febrile seizures.

I don’t attempt to squelch symptoms and I don’t want to give my children’s immune system a crutch. Letting the body go through the natural progression of meeting a pathogenic challenge head-on and resolving it with no outside interference is something that I have observed to improve and elevate a child’s wellness to a whole new level.

I don’t think it’s coincidence that since I have adopted this approach, none of my children has required any sort of medication, antibiotics or otherwise.  They get well quickly with no relapse or secondary infection.

We’re going on 13 years now with no antibiotics – ever – for my children.

I think that’s a pretty decent track record!

Again, this article is not intended to suggest that antibiotics and medications are always bad.  On the contrary, they can be life saving in certain instances and I am all for using them at the appropriate time and in the appropriate way.

However, a healthy child who is simply achy and feverish from a virus is not a candidate for meds in my opinion!

Ok, I Want to Do Nothing, But I Need to Do Something!

If the Do Nothing approach strikes a chord with you, congratulations!  I think you will be pleasantly surprised and amply rewarded by implementing this approach like I have with children who rarely get sick and when they do, recover quickly with no assistance nor complications.

If you are an action oriented person, however, here are some Do Nothing suggestions that will help your child along the path to a quick recovery without in any way hampering or short circuiting the natural healing and detoxification process that is taking place:

  • Rest, rest, rest.   Our culture is way too busy and overscheduled.  Sometimes illness is just a way for the body to say “slow down and take it easy”.  Honor that message and encourage your children to just rest with no stimulation of any kind except perhaps a good book.
  • Broth and soups.  Nourishment is important during illness to provide the body with the ammunition necessary to win the battle and come out on top.   There is no food better during illness than soup made with nourishing, mineral rich, and easy to digest bone broths.  If you don’t know how to make homemade soup, you need to learn.  Soups from the store are no comparison and will likely hinder the healing process instead of helping it as they have little to no nourishment and vitality zapping MSG in large amounts.
  • Chiropractic adjustment.  Some folks find that even a minor misalignment of the spine can make illness worse.  Getting a gentle adjustment to the spine can free up blockages and facilitate healing in a beneficial way.
  • Homeopathy.   I used homeopathy when my children had whooping cough (pertussis) 6 years ago.  Homeopathy works with the body, not against it and does not stifle any of the natural healing mechanisms.   A homeopathic remedy can prove useful in certain cases of illness particularly if it is a chronic condition that doesn’t seem to resolve on its own permanently.
  • Cleansing baths.   Jumping in a warm tub of epsom salts to get the elimination routes flowing via the skin and the colon can be extremely helpful.  This is the only thing I will do if I feel “a cold coming” on as it assists the detoxification that brought the cold on in the first place.
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist