Colloidal Silver – be informed and be well!

8 Proven Colloidal Silver Benefits, Uses & Side Effects

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Colloidal Silver Health Benefits and Uses Title

 

If you haven’t heard of colloidal silver, you will soon enough if you’re on the lookout for alternative therapies to common health issues, such as a sinus infection or a cold.

Grab Your Guide For The Top 8 Proven Colloidal Silver Benefits

Most health food stores and pharmacies stock several brands of colloidal silver, and, of course, you can find a find a vast amount of information about colloidal silver benefits on the Internet. Unfortunately, the information out there is confusing as many sources have conflicting opinions.

On one hand, you’ll run across thousands of personal testimonials about colloidal silver helping people with practically every disease you’ve heard about. You will also stumble upon some well-known health sites that warn consumers about safety concerns. (1) Usually, these sources quote a statement made by the FDA in 1999 claiming that there is no scientific evidence to support the use of colloidal silver. (2)

This type of information can confuse even the most savvy natural health enthusiast, which is why I want to lend a helping hand and provide some evidenced-based information to help you make an informed choice.


How Colloidal Silver Benefits Work 

According to a report written by Richard Davies and Samuel Etris of The Silver Institute in a 1996, there are three primary ways that colloidal silver can help heal the body: (3)

  1. Catalytic Oxidation: Silver naturally holds onto oxygen molecules, which readily react with the sulfhydral (H) groups that surround bacterial and viruses. In turn, this helps block the life-preserving cellular process known as cellular respiration, which is defined as “the set of metabolic reactions and processes that take place in the cells of organisms to convert biochemical energy from nutrients into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), and then release waste products.” (4)
  2. Reaction with Bacterial Cell Membranes: Silver ions can attach to bacteria cell membranes directly and produce the same respiration-blocking effect.
  3. Binding with DNA: Shown to literally enter bacteria DNA, up to 12% of silver has been detected in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. According to one source, “While it remains unclear exactly how the silver binds to the DNA without destroying the hydrogen bonds holding the lattice together, it nevertheless prevents the DNA from unwinding, an essential step for cellular replication to occur.” (5)

Top 8 Proven Colloidal Silver Benefits 

By having a direct effect on cellular respiration, colloidal silver benefits the body in numerous ways. There are, however, eight proven healing properties that I consider to be particularly supported by the medical literature.

1. Antibacterial

First, colloidal silver’s ability to control antibiotic-resistant superbugs is astonishing. While employed at UCLA Medical School in the 1980s, Larry C. Ford, MD, documented over 650 different disease-causing pathogens that were destroyed in minutes when exposed to small amounts of silver. (6)

Colloidal silver, unlike its modern prescription antibiotic counterpart, simply doesn’t create resistance or immunity in the organisms that are killed by it. This point cannot be emphasized enough, especially in light of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reporting that more than 2 million people in the U.S. suffer illness every year as a result of antibiotic-resistant infections and 23,000 die from these infections. (7)

2. Wound Care/Skin Health

Robert O. Becker, MD, says that colloidal silver stimulates healing in the skin and other soft tissues. (8) In a research article produced by Pharmacognosy Communications in 2012, it was specifically recommended that certain colloidal silver preparations should be considered for topical use to treat burns, thrush, periodontitis and other conditions. (9)

For instance, you can treat ringworm (Tinea capitis) at home with colloidal silver because it’s a potent anti-fungal. Caused by a fungus that lives on the top layer of the skin, ringworm presents as round, scaly patches. It’s contagious and spread by skin contact and by contaminated materials, such as clothing.

Colloidal silver benefits many skins conditions such as psoriasis and eczema as well. It’s soothing to scrapes and even repairs tissue damage from burns.

 

 

3. Pink Eye/Ear Infections 

Pink eye is an inflamed mucous membrane that covers the eyeball and eyelid lining, and it’s primarily caused by a bacterial or viral infection. Colloidal silver can be used for prompt action against this irritating and highly infectious virus and bacteria.

When applied on the infected eye, the tiny silver colloids pick up the infected cells by attracting them electromagnetically and sending them into the bloodstream to be eliminated.

Our modern prescription antibiotic drugs are designed to work against specific classes of bacteria, but ear infections may be caused by multiple classes of bacteria or can even be fungal.

In this case, the prescription antibiotic will be useless, whereas colloidal silver is effective regardless of what may be causing your infection.

4. Antiviral

Colloidal silver benefits can be experienced as an anti-viral for HIV/AIDS, pneumonia, herpes, shingles and warts. Dr. Martin Hum, from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, lists colloidal silver as one of the natural remedies to stop viruses fast. (10)

Colloidal silver suffocates the virus and can even reduce the activity of the HIV virus in AIDS patients. There are also numerous anecdotal accounts of colloidal silver’s efficacy against the hepatitis C virus.

5. Anti-Inflammatory

Colloidal silver is also a fantastic anti-inflammatory remedy. Case in point: Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) studied the effects of inflammation after being treated by colloidal silver; they found that the inflamed skin of pigs treated with silver experienced near-normal skin after 72 hours, while other treatment groups not treated with silver remained inflamed. (11)

Research is beginning to reflect what many people have already known anecdotally for years — that colloidal silver can reduce swelling, speed healing, and boosts cell recovery!

6. Sinusitis

Widely used to control sinus infections, colloidal silver can benefit people as a nasal spray, according to a study published in the International Forum for Allergy and Rhinology last year. (14)

Specifically shown to kill Staph aureus, you can add a few drops of silver in a “neti pot” or by applying directly into your nasal cavity and letting it drain down your throat by tilting your head back.

Also, it’s important to point out that recent research indicates that hidden infections by pathogens could be a cause of respiratory inflammation associated with common allergies and asthma. Colloidal silver destroys Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections, which may be the reason why airborne allergy sufferers often find such dramatic relief from colloidal silver.

 

7. Cold/Flu

Some claim that colloidal silver helps prevent all types of flu, including swine flu, as well as the common cold. (15)

Few studies have been done to test this clinically, but in 2011 the NIH took 100 children under the age of 12 suffering from the common cold and nasal congestion and assigned them into two groups; the first group was treated with a solution of colloidal silver and beta glucan, and the second group with saline solution. Even though both groups benefited from the treatment, 90% of the people in the colloidal silver group completely recovered! (16)

8. Pneumonia 

Our modern drugs have become limited in their efficacy when it comes to fighting bronchitis or pneumonia. Typically, antibiotics are administered as the first line of defense, but when the pneumonia is viral, antibiotics won’t help in the least. The nice thing about colloidal silver is that it can help regardless of the pathogen.

Colloidal silver is a remarkable product to help fight against bronchitis and pneumonia when ingested internally, but an even more effective way to utilize it? Simply breathe it into your lungs.

This way, the silver directly contacts the germs residing in the lungs, which are causing bronchitis or pneumonia. It’s basically the same thing as using respiratory support, and it works speedily, clearing it up within a couple of days.

Now, the most effective method to get the colloidal silver into the lungs is to use a nebulizer. Generally, use one teaspoon approximately three times a day for 10 to 15 minutes.

 

 

 

Proven Colloidal Silver Health Benefits Infographic chart

What is Colloidal Silver?

Before the invention of the refrigerator, it was common practice to drop a silver coin into a container of milk as a preservative because silver was known to prevent the growth of algae, bacteria and other undesirable organisms.

Dating back to ancient times, silver was also a popular remedy to stop the spread of diseases. Its use as a natural antibiotic continued all the way until the 1940s, when modern antibiotics arrived.

Today, obviously, people don’t need to drop silver coins into their water to experience colloidal silver benefits! All you need to do is carefully take a few drops from a bottle that you buy at the store, which is:

A solution of water containing nanometre sized particles of suspended silver. The total silver content is expressed as milligrams of silver per litre (mg/L) of water which is numerically the same as parts per million (ppm). The total silver content is divided into two forms of silver: ionic silver and silver particles. (3)

There are basically three types of products that are marketed as “colloidal silver” and these can be categorized as:

  • Ionic silver solutions
  • Silver protein
  • True colloidal silver

Ionic silver – 

Ionic silver solutions are products whose silver content primarily consists of silver ions. Although ionic silver is often marketed as colloidal silver, it’s not true colloidal silver. Because it’s the least expensive to produce, ionic silver is the most popular product in this category. The problem? It simply won’t produce the same benefits that true colloidal silver can.

Silver Protein – 

In order to keep large silver particles suspended, silver protein-based products add gelatin. Silver protein is the second-most popular type of colloidal silver product on the market and can easily be made by adding water to silver protein powder. Again, it’s also often marketed and labeled as colloidal silver, but should not be confused for the real thing. Silver protein is less effective for human use, and you won’t experience the true colloidal silver benefits.

True Colloidal Silver – 

Lastly, true silver colloids don’t contain any protein or other additives, as the vast majority of the silver content consists of nanometre-sized silver particles. (4)


Colloidal Silver Side Effects

Although the National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health reports that colloidal silver may cause poor absorption of some drugs, there is limited research proving that side effects to colloidal silver use even exist. (17)

Nonetheless, you may come across many warnings about it causing an irreversible condition called argyria (when people turn blue). However, this is caused by misuse not of true colloidal silver, but through other cheaper products marketed as colloidal silver, such as ionic silver or silver protein.

One point to consider is that, because colloidal silver is such a potent antibacterial agent, you should be sure to supplement with probiotics during use to be sure that you maintain a proper balance of microflora.


Colloidal Dosage & Use

Colloidal silver needs to be applied differently for each condition. To experience colloidal silver benefits, it may be taken as follows, always keeping in mind to never use it for more than 14 days in a row.

  • 2-5 drops applied directly to the skin
  • 1 eyedropper taken orally for immune support
  • 1-2 drops into eyes for pink eye
  • 1-2 drops can help disinfect any wound or sore by applying onto a Band-Aid
  • If prepared properly, it can be injected into a muscle, a cancerous tumor, or into the bloodstream
  • 5 drops added into a neti pot or directly sprayed into the nose
  • 5-10 drops can be applied vaginally or anally (18)

MSM – what is this marvellous supplement?

 

What is MSM (methylsulfonylmethane)?

Bio-Sil’s MSM is the purest available.  It is GRAS-designated, developed through a unique process which ensures optimal 99.9% purity.  It is Kosher and Halal certified, vegan, non-shellfish-derived, gluten-free, non-GMO and allergen-free.

Where MSM may assist:

  • Anti-ageing – helps hold on to a youthful appearance, since it seems to help prevent wrinkles, scar formation, dark spots and sun damage. How’s this possible? MSM is necessary for collagen production, and collagen is what helps keep skin from becoming saggy, wrinkled, cracked and dry
  • Osteoarthritis, rheumatism & joint pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Bursitis, tendonitis, musculoskeletal pain
  • Digestive problems such as leaky gut syndrome
  • Skin problems e.g. rosacea, allergies, wounds
  • Muscle pain and spasms
  • Restores hair growth
  • Help the body adapt to stress
  • Allergies and asthma
  • Yeast infections

 

 

 

 

Fat and sick? – dehydration could be why

Hydration pointers

Best consume water that has either a zero ppm (parts per million particulate matter) or very close thereto, such as distilled or reverse osmosis water.   The body cannot process inorganic matter which makes up the ppm count.   (ref : www.aquariusthewaterbearer.com for much more information in this regard).
Best not to consume icy cold water as it hits the body with a shock!

Did you know that when you start feeling thirsty your body is already dehydrated? The best practice is to sip water throughout the day. Always have it handy!

If you’re not a morning person, have two glasses of water right after you wake up. It will boost up your blood pressure to normal levels, and it’s way healthier than having your first coffee on an empty stomach

Also, don’t think that sweetened juices, soda or tea will hydrate you as well as water does. It’s actually the opposite! Sugar, as well as salt, makes your body waste precious water just to clean it out from your system. And if you love your coffee, make sure to drink one extra glass of water for every cup you have.

And as an added bonus, drinking water speeds up your metabolism and makes you feel more ‘full’. You will eat less once you start drinking more! It’s the safest and healthiest way to lose some weight.

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Magical black cumin seeds

 Note : BIO-SIL stocks black cumin seed oil.

Please see www.biosil.co.za 🙂

black cumin oil

Black Cumin Seeds provide many wonderful health benefits

by Tony Isaacs

(NaturalNews) The prophet Mohammad reportedly said that seeds of the black cumin plant could cure anything but death itself. While that may seem to be quite the tall order, black cumin (Nigella sativa) does in fact have remarkable healing and health properties that make it one of the most powerful medicinal plants known to man.

Black cumin is a part of the buttercup family and the seeds are dark, thin, and crescent-shaped when whole. The seeds have been used for many centuries in the Middle East, the Mediterranean and India. Today, black cumin seeds are used as a seasoning spice in different cuisines across the world due to their nutty flavor. Besides their culinary uses, black cumin seeds also have a wealth of important health benefits and are one of the most cherished medicinal seeds in history.

The seeds of the black cumin plant contain over 100 chemical compounds, including some yet to be identified. In addition to what is believed to be the primary active ingredient, crystalline nigellone, black cumin seeds contain: thymoquinone, beta sitosterol, myristic acid, palmitic acid, palmitoleic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, arachidonic acid, protein, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, folic acid, calcium, iron, copper, zinc, and phosphorous.

Black cumin seeds have a particularly long and strong history use in Egypt. When archaeologists found and examined the tomb of Egyptian boy-king Tutankhamen (King Tut), they found a bottle of black cumin oil, which suggested that it was believed to be needed in the afterlife.

Physicians to the Egyptian pharaohs frequently used the seeds after extravagant feasts to calm upset stomachs. They also used the seeds to treat headaches, toothaches, colds, and infections. Queen Nefertiti, renowned for her stunning beauty, used black seed oil, likely due to its abilities to strengthen and bring luster to hair and nails.

Hundreds of studies have been conducted on black cumin which have shown that compounds from the seeds help fight diseases by boosting the production of bone marrow, natural interferon, and immune cells.

Several of the studies have shown that black cumin seed extract could assist individuals with autoimmune disorders and could possibly help to fight cancer. One recent study on black cumin seed oil demonstrated that it was effective against pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest and most difficult to treat cancers.

See: www.naturalnews.com/023348.html

Black cumin is one of the very few botanicals that have shown such effectiveness (the other most notable one is oleander extract).

One of black cumin’s most popular and effective uses is the treatment of diseases related to the respiratory system: including asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism and cold symptoms. The seeds help increase body tone, stimulate menstrual period, and increase the flow of breast milk in nursing mothers.

Black cumin seed oil helps calm the nervous system, quells colic pain, stimulates urine production, helps treat pertussis, improves digestion and helps prevent and lower high blood pressure.

The seeds are very effective in curing abscesses and tumors of the eye, abdomen and liver, probably due in great part to the anti-tumor compound beta-sitosterol found in the seeds.

Black cumin also:

*stimulates energy and helps in recovery from fatigue and low spirits.
*is an effective cure for skin conditions such as allergies, eczema, acne, psoriasis and boils.
*is anti-parasitic.
*treats flatulence, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, constipation and dysentery.

NOTE: Those who decide to use black cumin seed oil should check labels and product information carefully. Black cumin is commonly referred to as black seed oil, black onion seed, black caraway, black sesame seed, and other names, but only Nigella sativa is true black cumin.

Sources included:

http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/benef…
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About the author

Tony Isaacs, is a natural health author, advocate and researcher who hosts The Best Years in Life website for those who wish to avoid prescription drugs and mainstream managed illness and live longer, healthier and happier lives naturally. Mr. Isaacs is the author of books and articles about natural health, longevity and beating cancer including “Cancer’s Natural Enemy” and is working on a major book project due to be published later this year. He is also a contributing author for the worldwide advocacy group “S.A N.E.Vax. Inc” which endeavors to uncover the truth about HPV vaccine dangers.
Mr. Isaacs is currently residing in scenic East Texas and frequently commutes to the even more scenic Texas hill country near Austin and San Antonio to give lectures and health seminars. He also hosts the CureZone “Ask Tony Isaacs – featuring Luella May” forum as well as the Yahoo Health Group “Oleander Soup” and he serves as a consultant to the “Utopia Silver Supplement Company“.

 

 

Ginger tea – benefits

Ginger Tea – benefits

ginger helps in hair growth

 

 

 

 

Ginger is a fleshy spice which is brown in colour. It has a pungent smell and a very hot taste. It is useful for curing many common diseases and is widely used in India for home remedies.

Ginger can also be used to make tea that contains many vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C and magnesium. Ginger tea can be taken with lemon juice, honey or peppermint.
Let us quickly look at some of the benefits of ginger tea, a wonderful gift of nature:

Ginger tea Benefits:

1. Motion Sickness:

It can help in soothing nerves. This is useful to prevent vomiting, headaches and migraines. It is also useful to get rid of a jet lag after a long trip.

2. Stomach Discomfort:

It plays a vital role in proper digestion, which indirectly improves food absorption and avoids stomach pain. This can also help you to keep away from unnecessary belching. This improves your appetite by releasing gastric acids.

3. Reduces Inflammation:

It is useful for treating inflammation of the joints, like rheumatoid arthritis. It can help you get rid of tiredness, swelling and puffiness of sore muscles and joints. Ginger tea is advised in case of athlete’s foot to prevent pain, burning sensation and itching.

4. Asthma:

Drinking ginger tea is beneficial in case of asthma. Ginger helps to loosen phlegm and expand the lungs, which in turn helps to recover from difficult breathing. It also reduces allergies and constant sneezing.

[ Read: Mango Seed Powder ]

5. Blood Circulation:

Drink a cup of ginger tea to improve blood flow, prevent fever, chills and excessive sweating. Ginger contains active compounds like minerals and amino acids that are useful in smooth blood flow and in preventing cardiovascular diseases.

6. Menstrual Discomfort:

Place a hot towel dipped in ginger tea on your uterine area. This will help you to get relief from pain and will relax the muscles. Drinking ginger tea will also give you a soothing effect.

7. Immunity:

It contains antioxidants that boost the immune system. Drinking a cup of ginger tea daily will cut the risk of a stroke as well as fatty deposits in the arteries. Ginger tea also lowers cholesterol levels and gives amazing results.

8. Relieves Stress:

Drink a cup of ginger tea for boosting your mood and to stay refreshed and calm. Ginger tea is a proven stress reliever due to its relaxing scent.

9. Fertility:

Ginger contains aphrodisiac properties. Ginger tea helps to improve the sperm quality and male fertility, if consumed daily by men. It also helps in treating erectile dysfunction in males.

10. Cough and cold:

Drink a cup of ginger tea if you frequently suffer from cough and a runny nose. This helps to loosen phlegm and relax the respiratory system. It imparts warmness to the body and leaves you feeling fresh.

11. Cancer:

It has been proven to cure cancer, including ovarian cancer by eradicating the cancer cells.

12. Alzheimer’s Disease:

Include more ginger in your daily diet to cure or prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Ginger tea reduces the loss of brain cells and protects these cells for long.

13. Weight Loss:

Ginger tea plays an integral role in the process of losing weight and living a positive life. It is a fat burner that burns excess fat, and does not affect the general weight. Ginger tea can help you feel full which helps to reduce your calories and shed weight.

Side effects of Ginger Tea:

Ginger tea can cause restlessness and sleeplessness.
Gallstones patients should not drink ginger tea.
Ginger tea should not be taken during pregnancy.
Avoid ginger tea on an empty stomach, as it can cause stomach upset.
Over dose can cause diarrhea, irritation, nausea and heartburn.

Source: http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/amazing-health-benefits-of-ginger-tea/#

prepare ginger tea

Method to Prepare Ginger Tea:

1. The ginger roots should be thoroughly washed to remove the dirt. Try and scrub it for best results. This should be done under flowing water to clean it effectively.

2. The first step should be followed by peeling the skin of the ginger and then cutting or chopping it into fine pieces. Peeling can be avoided in case you have followed the cleaning procedure well. However, make sure that you cut the ginger safely and avoid injuries.

3. In a pan, put some water to boil. The next is the main step that can be followed in different ways as below:

a. Steeping Method:

You can add the boiling water to a kettle to which you have already added the freshly chopped ginger root. Cover the lid to ensure that the liquid is warm. This will also prevent the aroma to fade. The steeping should be done for at least 15 minutes.

b. Simmering Method

In case the water is being boiled in a saucepan, you can directly add the ginger to it and then let it simmer on low flame for the next 20 minutes. Switch off the heat and let it be for the next 5 minutes before using the liquid.

4. After using any one of the methods mentioned above, you can strain the liquid in a cup using a clean mesh strainer.

5. Add your preferred sweetener and flavour of lemon or apple to the ginger tea and then serve or consume it immediately.

6. This can be taken warm or else stored in a jar in the refrigerator and then consumed at cold temperatures.

5 Tips for the Preparation

1. Store the leftover ginger tea in the refrigerator and drink it as ginger ale or iced tea. This is also a perfect drink to serve the guests with especially those who are health conscious.

2. Mix the ginger with peppermint to get far better taste. It also has more benefits attached.

3. The ratio for a perfect cup of tea is 3 teaspoons of grated ginger and a cup of boiling water.

4. To give it a spicy twist, add a pinch of cinnamon powder to it.

5. Do not add sweeteners if you have a particular health goal to meet or some disease to cure.

Some of the Many Benefits of Ginger Tea

1. It soothes the stomach and the muscle stiffness.

2. It is perfect to enhance the digestive capacity.

3. It helps the diabetes patients in regularizing the blood sugar levels.

4. Ideal natural cure for menstrual problems in women.

5. Boosts blood circulation thus promoting body functioning.

Hope this article answers all your questions on how do you make ginger tea. If you are a lover of ginger, I think you’ll surely like this post. So enjoy your hot ginger tea! Enjoy and heal!

More about Lovely Lemons

Lemons improve oxygen uptake and brain function

October 3, 2012

by Blanche Levine

 

This image shows a whole and a cut lemon.

(NaturalHealth365) You’re about to learn how to dramatically improve your health without spending a small fortune. That’s right – in just 3 minutes – you can literally boost digestive function; improve oxygen uptake within the body; build alkalinity and increase your brain function. After reading this article – you’ll never look at lemons that same way again.

One of the sweetest ways to strengthen your body

Lemons, more than any other fruit, are charged with a purer concentration of negatively charged ions. Not to get too scientific, negative ions in the air gives us that wonderful feeling – when we are near waterfalls, on the beach or in the mountains.

Pierce J. Howard PhD, author of The Owners Manual for the Brain; Everyday Applications from Mind Brain Research and Director for Applied Cognitive Sciences in Charlotte, North Carolina says, “Negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain; resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness, and more mental energy, They also may protect against germs in the air.”

A better way to treat indigestion without harmful drugs

Due to the digestive qualities of pure (organic) lemon juice, symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, bloating and belching can be virtually wiped out. By drinking lemon juice regularly, the bowels are aided in eliminating waste more efficiently – thus controlling constipation and diarrhea. Simply put, if you have digestive issues – you need to add lemon juice to your daily routine.

And, of course, it (almost) goes without saying that one should stop eating heavily processed foods that disturb the digestive tract and make it difficult to enjoy life.

A great (simple) way to help remove toxins from the body

In the book Back to Eden, the author Mr. Kloss points out that, “The lemon is a wonderful stimulant to the liver and is a dissolvent of uric acid and other poisons, liquefies the bile, and is very good in cases of malaria. Sufferers of chronic rheumatism and gout will benefit by taking lemon juice”. Keep in mind, if your liver is NOT functioning well – your risk of physical and emotional illness is much higher.

Lemon juice can help people with a wide variety of health conditions, such as, asthma, colds, coughs, sore throat, diphtheria, influenza, heartburn, liver problems, scurvy, fevers and rheumatism. In addition, the high content of potassium in lemons can help nourish nerve cells and brain function.

My suggestion would be to drink lemon juice water – every day (for 3-4 weeks) and see how it makes you feel. Obviously, personal experience is our greatest teacher.

An easy way to increase oxygen levels within the body

Cancer patients will be happy to learn that fresh lemon juice will help adjust oxygen and calcium levels by regulating the carbohydrate levels which affect blood oxygen levels. And, since we all have circulating cancer cells in our body – adding a little lemon juice to pure, spring water is a good thing. If I were you – I would get started – right away.

If you have trouble finding (pure) spring water – then you may want to consider using water that has been distilled or put through a reverse osmosis device. In addition, adding Quintessential marine plasma will help to re-mineralize the water.

Simple home remedies that only costs pennies

For a sore throat, dilute one-half lemon juice with water and gargle often throughout the day. A slice of lemon bound over a pus formation – on a joint – will bring everything to the surface and be removed. And, for asthma patients, a tablespoon of lemon juice – one hour before eating will greatly assist in digestion and help to reduce your symptoms. It’s always a good idea to try lemon juice and water (first thing) when you wake up in the morning – on an empty stomach.

Lemon
Lemon (Photo credit: Moyan_Brenn)

Choosing the “right” lemon – how to make a smart buying decision

There is a way to know the mineral content of a lemon before you buy it. By picking one that has a high specific gravity measurement, in plain terms one that is heavy for its size. All the lemons may be equal-sized but the one with the greatest weight will have the most minerals and be the sweetest. A thick skinned lemon will not be as heavy as a thin skinned lemon and not have the desired sweetness due to less sugar content.

To help your body get the energy from the food you are eating, drinking lemon water is a wonderful idea. If you’re new at all this – simply start with a teaspoon or two (mixed in water) and increase the dosage (as desired) on a weekly basis. Remember, a little lemon in your life can be a sweet solution for better health. Post your comments or experience – below.

About the author: Blanche Levine has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She had the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in Natural Healing including Naturopaths, Scientist, and Energy Healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.

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Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits for allergies

 

Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits

Home Remedy for Allergies

Did You Know… that a centuries-old folk-remedy of fermented liquid might be one of the most effective allergy treatments available today?

The fermented liquid in question is none other than … apple cider vinegar. It offers an array of powerful health benefits, many of which you may already have heard about. If you aren’t yet using apple cider vinegar (ACV), but you suffer from seasonal allergies, read on, because you’re going to want to consider adding this liquid health tonic to your daily regimen.

apple cider vinegar benefitsLike many natural cures, apple cider vinegar benefits have not been widely researched or examined in randomized clinical trials. After all, which big drug company is going to fund a study on vinegar?

The lack of medical studies on its efficacy, however, doesn’t mean this ancient remedy isn’t effective. Since the time of Hippocrates — the “Father of Medicine” — ACV has been renowned for its curative properties. There’s a reason this powerful health booster has stood the test of time.

Earth Clinic, a trusted and extensive database of folk remedies, has been collecting data on ACV for the past 8 years.

Here are just a few of the health conditions treatable with ACV:

  • Sinus infections
  • Acne
  • High cholesterol
  • Flu
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Candida
  • Acid reflux
  • Sore throat
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Arthritis
  • Gout

Apple cider vinegar benefits range from a multitude of items. One in particular is that ACV users claim the vinegar dramatically reduces allergy symptoms from pets, food, and other environmental sources.

No matter what condition you’re treating with ACV, it comes with some extremely pleasant side effects. It’s a great metabolism booster — it can help you break down fat and lose pounds easily and permanently. It also gives your skin a healthy flush.

But in our modern era, its antibiotic and antihistamine powers may be more needed than ever because the ongoing deterioration of the planet (among other factors) is leading to an increase in the number of individuals who suffer from allergy attacks.Traditional allergy medications often have frustrating side effects, drowsiness being perhaps the most common and inconvenient offender.

According to a report presented by Dr. William E. Berger at a meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, more than 30% of all allergy patients believe their allergy medications are ineffective.

Furthermore, pharmaceuticals can be expensive … can actually increase nasal irritation … and can have dangerous side effects such as impairing one’s driving abilities and causing a mental disconnect.

Fortunately, apple cider vinegar benefits are just as effective in treating allergic reactions as over-the-counter antihistamine medications like Zyrtec, according to Melissa Gallagher, M.S., CWC, CNHP.

Gallagher, a popular and respected naturopath, holistic nutritionist, and wellness coach, says apple cider vinegar “can help cure various ailments without having to use OTC drugs or even prescriptions … [it] can address many of the reasons you would commonly make a run to your local CVS or Walgreens to buy a drug that may only mask the symptoms … the benefit of apple cider vinegar is that you can treat the cause of your ailment thereby decreasing or completely eliminating your symptoms entirely.”

An allergic reaction occurs when your body overreacts to an unfamiliar yet harmless substance (known as allergens). Allergy sufferers have abnormally sensitive immune systems, which overreact to allergens such as pollen, dust, fur, feathers and mold.

An allergic person’s body mistakenly releases histamine to fight off the intruding particles. The abundance of histamine circulating through the body subsequently signals the mucus membranes to produce all the unwanted symptoms indicative of allergies.

Chemical and natural antihistamines, such as ACV, head off your body’s abnormal response by preventing the production and release of histamines.

This consequently prevents the allergic symptoms such as:

  • Frequent sneezing
  • Nasal congestion and runniness
  • Itchy, red, swollen and/or watery eyes
  • Itchy sensation of the nose, ears, lips, mouth, and/or throat
  • Headache
  • Nosebleed
  • Cough
  • Asthma

Considering its multitude of health benefits, it’s not surprising so many people acquire a taste for ACV. Others opt for the “quick-fix” option of taking pills — but most sources say they are not as effective as consuming ACV in the form of the liquid vinegar.

This may be because research indicates that the active ingredient in ACV is contained in what’s called “The Mother” — the cloudy, nutrient-filled substance settling at the bottom of the bottle. When buying ACV, make sure to get the unpasteurized, unfiltered, unrefined variety, and check for brownish colored, tiny, cobweb “mother” floating in it as visual confirmation of the strand-like enzymes of connected protein molecules

According to ACV enthusiasts, this dark and mysterious substance is the source of curative powers and tonic-containing elements, such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, acetic acid, malic acid, citric acid and lactic acid.

Adding ACV to your diet can be as simple as taking a straight shot of ACV (one teaspoon is a recommended starter dose). Since the ACV has a strong taste, make sure to chase the shot with water!

Most people agree, however, that taking small doses of ACV mixed with water is the better way — for instance, 1 teaspoon mixed with ½ liter of water taken 3 times/day.

Another option is to combine 1/8 cup of ACV with 8 oz. of water and sip this tincture throughout the day.

Some sources recommend larger doses of up to 2 tablespoons mixed in water and taken before each meal.

If the taste disagrees with you, try increasing the ratio of water to vinegar, adding honey to your concoction, or mixing it into apple juice or herbal tea instead of water.

If your stomach feels upset after taking a dose, a ¼ teaspoon of baking soda can help settle it.

If you’re unable to ingest the mixture, another allergy-relieving option might be to inhale the vapors. This can open your nasal passages, decrease mucus production, and calm allergic reactions.

Warning: Drinking and/or inhaling the fumes of this powerful, acidic substance too much or too often can actually damage the mucus membrane, so caution should be exercised not to overuse it.

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