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Homeopathic medicines are great because they are suited to someone's unique symptom picture. They don't have any side effects and they are tailored to the person. Homeopathy can be helpful in bedwetting, for example:

  • Cina is useful in bedwetting the occurs from a parasitic infection
  • Helonias may be useful in people who suffer from diabetes
  • Pulsatilla is often indicated in children who urinate easily when coughing or laughing and may be flatulent
  • Sepia for bedwetting in the first part of sleep
  • Bacillinum in children with hereditary tendencies

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It is very concerning that depression and anxiety is like the common cold now. The fastest growing rates of suicide are found in young girls aged from 10 to 14 year old. Antidepressants have a high relapse rate and some can increase the risk of suicidal tendencies. In fact one study shows that 40% of patients relapse within 15 weeks, 20% are incapacitated in some way or attempt suicide and 66% suffer from residual symptoms.

Often children are nutrient deficient due to diet, absorption issues, genetic problems and maternal nutrition. Our depressed or anxious children may be suffering with heavy metal toxicity, poor nutrition, being low in magnesium, b and d vitamins, omega three fatty acids, little to no outdoor time, exercise and experience bullying or experience an abusive or chaotic home life.

We can give our children less toxic choices to improve the quality of their life and reduce the need for toxic medications. Homeopathic remedies are great because they help with the individual's unique symptoms and may help with the emotional aspects of home life. For example:

  • Staphysagria is a remedy for ailments from abuse with suppressed shame and anger.
  • Ignatia is good for acute grief, sighing and weeping.
  • Natrum mur is a remedy for sullen types who ruminate and keep to themselves.

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Gout is caused from an excess of uric acid in the joints. People who are on blood pressure medicine and are diabetic tend to suffer from gout more often than others. Gout may also be caused from an excess of purines in the diet (brewers yeast, beef, pork, organ meats etc), niacin supplementation and excess alcohol intake. Natural remedies can help with the symptoms of gout very nicely. Homeopathic remedies include:

  • Benzoic acid has symptom such as joints cracking on motion, pain in Achilles tendon, bunion of great toe, gouty and asthmatic, urine hot, dark brown and strong foul odor.
  • Ledum pal has a swollen big toe, that looks bruised and purple and is better for cold applications.
  • Urtica Urens is usually used in a tincture from to clear excess crystals from the blood.
  • Supplements such as digestive enzymes, quercitin and tart cherry juice may help reduce the inflammation of gout.

If you would like more information on how we can help you naturally, go to http://www.carusohomeopathy.com/appointment-booking and book a free get acquainted chat today.

Most people are way too concerned about their total cholesterol when in fact the focus should be on achieving an optimal HDL (good cholesterol) level.

The ideal level of HDL should be between 60-70 ng/dL.

HDL acts as a wheelbarrow to carry oxidized or "bad" cholesterol off from the arterial wall and shrink away vessel plugging plaque.

At least half of people who suffer a heart attack have total cholesterol levels well within normal ranges.

The key again is to strive to meet the optimal cholesterol to HDL ratio. The magic number is <3.0.

To calculate your ratio, simply divide your total total cholesterol by your HDL. For example if your total cholesterol is 220 and your HDL is 70, your cholesterol/HDL ratio is 3.1.

Now let me present a life saving question:

Let's say your total cholesterol is 180 and your HDL is 25 what would your cholesterol risk ratio be?

If you answered 7.2 you would be correct.

Now who is more at risk, the patient with the total cholesterol of 220 or the patient with the total cholesterol of 180?

I hope you said the patient with the cholesterol of 180.

Don't be mislead. Focus on your ratio not the total cholesterol.

Remember you want your HDL over 60 ng/dL.

Of interest there are many people with cholesterol levels in the 300s, but because their HDL is so high, they are protected and have no coronary plaque.

The following should be considered when attempting to raise your HDL:

  • Niacin
  • Acetyl-L-Carnitine
  • Taurine
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphatidyl Choline
  • Vitamin E/ Tocotrienols

In order to determine which of the above nutrients would be best to take to increase your HDL, I recommend asking your doctor to order a Cardio-ION Test. This will help pinpoint which of the above nutrients are needed to increase your HDLIt takes the guess work out of knowing what action steps to take to improve your patient's cardiovascular health. It is the best blueprint for cardiovascular health. There is nothing that compares to it.

You need to take a pro-active role in your cardiovascular health. Go ahead and test your doctor and ask him/her what they recommend to increase your HDL. If they immediately recommend a statin like Crestor, then you know you have a doctor who has no knowledge of the root causes of low HDL.

The bottom line is don't fall for the fictitious norm for HDL of around 30, as most labs report. Make sure yours is over 60. This is a risk factor that is under-appreciated in medicine.

Simple lifestyle changes and nutrients can make huge differences in this important parameter that is measured in most Americans. However, it is either disregarded as the doctor reviews the laboratory results or is seen as a deficiency of the latest statin drug. Again, don't fall for this.

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In clinical practice I see a lot of musculoskeletal issues and one that is ever increasing due to computer use is carpal tunnel syndrome. Homeopathy is great because it suits someone's unique symptoms. For example:

  • Hypericum parts have burning, shooting pains and slight movement sends shocks up the arm.
  • Ruta has a lame sensation to the wrist. It feels bruised and painful as if sprained.
  • Guaicum pain in the left wrist in particular with stiffness, immobility and a contracted sensation.

Also certain nutrients help with inflammation and nerve impingements and that is B6, zinc, omega three fatty acids and B12.

 

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Homeopathic medicines are based on your symptoms, some people have trouble with their field of vision. It is important to have your doctor check you out thoroughly to discover the cause.

  • Vision only in the lower field of vision: AURUM METALLICUM
  • Vision only in the left half: LITHIUM CARB OR LYCOPODIUM
  • Vision only in the right half: LYSSINUM, CALC CARB
  • Double vision with one item below the other: SYPHL.
  • Must look sideways to see things: OLEANDER

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Homeopathy is great because it is individualized to a person's symptoms not their disease name. Headaches can be quite annoying and homeopathy can help reduce its symptoms and frequency.

Belladonna is a remedy that is useful for congestive headaches, that pound and throb. Symptoms may be more in the forehead and or the right side. The face may be flushed and pupils dilated.

Bryonia has a headache that feels like the head would burst. These types are thirsty and irritable. They feel worse stooping and with any kind of motion.

Natrum Mur types have headaches that are worse from warmth and the head feels like it is pounded by a 1000 tiny hammers.

If you would like more info on how we can help you homeopathically go to www.carusohomeopathy.com and book a free get acquainted chat today.

Homeopathic medicine is suited to one's unique symptom picture not a disease name. For example the remedy, Eupatorium Pur, as described in "Johnson's Therapeutic Key", has shooting pains in the left sciatic nerve, producing a palsied sensation, especially after motion. There is gnawing in the hip bone, legs felt tired, particularly left. Neuralgia of the right shoulder, pains come instantly and go as quickly.

A book called "Johnson's Therapeutic Key" describes homeopathic medicines for the symptoms of ingrown toenails. He recommends to remove all pressure from the toes with ill fitting shoes. He recommends cutting into the toe nail and applying some salves. We of course recommend you go to doctor to have this done by a professional.

Dr. Johnson recommended four key medicines for the symptoms of ingrown toenails such as

Arsenicum: pains of a burning character, parts have a blackish look and emit a foul odour

Phosphorus: parts are hard and dry, with pain as if frozen, with easy bleeding

Silicea:  ingrown toe nails with offensive discharge, proud flesh, stings and burning. Sweaty and smelly feet

Sulphur: thin, shining, swelling of the toes, parts suppurate, proud flesh springs up which is tender and painful

Interestingly, pharmacists are the go to for any prescription. However, people don't realize that druggists have ample information on the use of pharmaceutical drugs and almost nothing on homeopathic medicines. Why is that? It is not because there is no information on homeopathy, it is because they are mostly funded by the prescription on patent drugs by medical doctors. There are the odd and awesome pharmacist who has been trained in homeopathy, most have not been.

Asking your family doctor or pharmacist for advise on homeopathy is like going to your mechanic for a hair cut. It is not within their scope of practice. If you would like to have more information on homeopathy, look at journals such as "Homeopathy" or contact a registered homeopath. You will be glad you did and get accurate information.

Interesting the herb privot, aka Ligustrum has some good indications in both homeopathy and herbal medicine. It is prepared in a 1DH potency, as a gemmotherapy remedy and helps with symptoms of healing, chronic intestinal problems, bronchitis, ulcers, bedsore, vaginal discharges and colitis.

TCM practitioners online, mention the Japonese privot's benefits such as for menopausal hot flushes, vertigo, graying hair, floaters, low back pain, macular degeneration and tinnitus. http://www.askdrmao.com/natural-health-dictionary/ligustrum/

 

Olives, olive oil and olive leaf have been found to be beneficial for heart health. They are a familiar part of a healthy Mediterranean diet. The herb Olea Europea, is touted in herbal books such as "Herbal Medicine" by Rudolf Fritz Weiz, as an excellent hypotensive agent for stage one hypertension or moderately increased blood pressure. If mixed with other heart healthy herbs such as cratagus or mistletoe, it makes for a nice blend for the heart.

If you would like more information on how we can help you manage your high blood pressure symptoms naturally, go to http://www.carusohomeopathy.com/appointment-booking and book a free get acquainted chat.

Homeopathic and herbal remedies are very helpful for the symptoms of hemorrhoids. Keeping your bowels moving well is helpful because constipation aggravates hemorrhoids. Herbal remedies that are often prescribed for hemorrhoids are horse chestnut, witch hazel and arjuna. Homeopathic remedies are more suited to one's symptoms for example:

  • Nux Vomica is useful for internal hemorrhoids in people who are sedentary in their daily life and tend to constipation.
  • Thjua is excellent for the symptoms of swollen hemorrhoids that are rose when sitting or walking, they have pressure, itching, burning and moisture at the anus
  • Nitric Acid is an excellent remedy for burning, itching anus, excoriation and cutting pains after stools with protruding hemorrhoids and fissures.

As you can see homeopathic remedies are more tailor suited to one's symptoms rather than just the disease name. If you would like more information on how we can help you naturally go to http://www.carusohomeopathy.com/appointment-booking to book a free get acquainted chat today.

There are quite a few good herbs that help to reduce the incidence of gouty flare ups. People that suffer from metabolic syndrome, kidney disease, diabetes and hypertension may suffer from gout more often. Also some medications such as high blood pressure medications can cause gout. Removing the underlying cause is the best course of action. Avoiding rich in purines like foods like organ meats, red meat, anchovies and sardines can help. Certain herbs have been sound to be beneficial in treating high uric acid, such as tart cherry juice, nettles, colchicum autumnale and juniper berries. Homeopathic remedies that are useful in the symptoms of gout are as follows:

  • Ledum is useful in gout that effects the big toe or the ankle. There is a painful red swelling of the joint similar to a sprain.
  • Nux Vomica is useful in cases of gout from alcoholism or over indulging in fast or rich foods. These types may tend to be sedentary workaholic types.
  • Pulsatilla is good for gout that flies from joint to joint. These types tend to like cold open air and dislike stuffy room.

If you have the symptoms of gout and would like a natural approach please contact us for a free get acquainted chat, http://www.carusohomeopathy.com/appointment-booking 

 

Homeopathic medicines are useful for treating people's individualized symptoms. I have had patients respond well to homeopathic treatment of their skin by administering a remedy based on their unique set of symptoms. Psoriasis is a disease that is characterized by dry, scaly skin, may or may not be itchy and red. Homeopathic remedies may be suited to these symptoms, for example,

  • Thyroidinum, eruptions in those who are chilly, tendency to obesity. Itching areas of the skin without eruptions, very dry skin.
  • Radium Brom. is a remedy suited to itching burning skin, as if on fire. They have irritable thick eruptions that are moist. Worse from scratching, burning with redness.
  • Petroleium is a remedy that tends to get skin symptoms that are worse in the winter and colder months. Their skin may crack open and bleed.

If you would like more information about homeopathy and how we can help, book a free get acquainted chat today, http://www.carusohomeopathy.com/appointment-booking

It is very common in my city for people have a simple non cancerous nodule on their thyroid and they have their thyroid removed. After the surgery they are required to take hypothyroid medication for the rest of their life.

However, homeopathic medicines can help with the symptoms of thyroid enlargement. I have a few clients who have asked their doctor's to keep an eye on their thyroid whilst they take homeopathic treatment and the results have been quite good. Some homeopathic remedies are indicated for certain symptoms of the thyroid. For example, the following remedies are indicated in the symptoms of:

  • Lapis Albus: soft nodules
  • Bromium: hard nodules
  • Iodum: generalized enlarged thyroid
  • Cistus: cystic swellings
  • Thuja: abnormal growths

Keep in mind homeopathy is based on more than one particular symptoms but someone's whole symptom picture, not a disease name.

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This holiday season, I have had a lot of clients calling me with acute viruses. Homeopathy is great for acutes and I treat many families when they suffer with symptoms of cold, flu, sinusitis, earaches and coughs. One thing to consider is that if you tend to get sick around the holidays, be aware that eating sweets and candies can contribute to lingering viruses. It is just like kids who get sick from a birthday sleepover, who have overindulged in goodies and come home ill. 

When my clients have a cold coming on, one herbal remedy that works well is called "cold fx". Often a pill or two of that and the cold goes away. However, some people cannot tolerate this herb or need more individualized homeopathic remedies. Homeopathic remedies are suited to people's symptoms not a disease name, for example:

The remedy called allium cepa has the following symptoms:

  • frequent sneezing
  • running watery eyes and nose
  • burning eyes and nose
  • tightness in the root of the nose
  • tickling cough
  • better when outdoors
  • chilly

Ferrum Phos is another great homeopathic remedy that is good for the first signs of a cold:

  • red hot cheeks
  • low temperature fever
  • sluggishness
  • suited to anemic types
  • physical and mental fatigue

Aconite is good for first signs of cold:

  • cold from exposure to cold wind
  • skin is dry and hot
  • person feels anxious and nervous
  • restlessness and anxiety
  • fevers

Take these remedies in a 30CH potency, four pellets under the tongue, in between meals, up to three times per day.The cold symptoms should disipate after a few days. If your symptoms persist, contact us for a homeopathic tune up, at www.carusohomeopathy.com

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

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

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

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