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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reference

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

 

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The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Dr. Grisanti and his functional medicine community. Dr. Grisanti encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional. Visit www.FunctionalMedicineUniversity.com for more information on our training in functional medicine. Look for practitioners who have successfully completed the Functional Medicine University's Certification Program (CFMP) www.functionalmedicinedoctors.com. This content may be copied in full, with copyright, contact, creation and information intact, without specific permission, when used only in a not-for-profit format. If any other use is desired, permission in writing from Dr. Grisanti is required.

 

 
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Difficulty Losing Fat? This May Be the Cause

Obesity has hit epidemic proportions and the world is desperate to do anything to lose their unwanted fat.

Although eating a healthy diet and exercise is paramount to losing fat, there is one little unknown fact that will prevent millions of people from ever losing fat.

According to the US government this one thing is the considered the number one pollutant in the human body and will put a quick halt to ever reaching your desired level of fitness and fat loss.

One of the major causes of the obesity epidemic is the unprecedented level of phthalates or plasticizers.

 

The problem with these toxic environmental toxins is the fact that they are difficult to impossible to avoid. In fact they are found in every species even in the most pristine wild.

In fact we have so damaged the chemistry of even animals in the wild that the polar bears in the Arctic have human diseases such as hypothyroidism and osteoporosis.

Phthalates are the highest pollutant in the body being over 10,000 times higher than any of the thousands of other environmental toxins.

In fact they are so pervasive that now children six years of age have levels that used to take adults until the age of 40 to accumulate.

Phthalates are the highest pollutant in the body being over 10,000 times higher than any of the thousands of other environmental toxins.

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The government agencies, scientific and medical literature have clearly documented that a huge amount of these environment toxins (phthalates) come from our water, soda and infant formula bottles, food packaging, cosmetics, nail polish, mattresses, couches, carpets, clothing, medications, styrofoam cups, IVs, vinyl flooring, construction materials, home wiring, computers, industrial and auto exhausts, etc.,

The sad point is the fact that these toxins stockpile in the body and overwhelm our ability to detoxify them.

We routinely measure them with a wonderful test called Phthalates & Parabens Profile (https://www.gdx.net/product/phthalates-parabens-test-urine)

In addition to the damage these environmental toxins do to the biochemistry of losing fat they have also been known to be associated with difficult to treat chronic fatigue syndrome,fibromyalgia, ADD,  syndrome X, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, allergies, and much more.

In fact the label that a disease has is now unimportant. All we care about is what caused the disease and what biochemical corrections are necessary to get rid of it and actually bring about a true solution, a word you rarely hear in drug-oriented medicine.

What is even worse is the fact a pregnant mother's phthalate levels (look at how many are continually drinking from plastic water bottles, etc., thinking that it's something healthful) hugely influence not only the development of the child's brain and glands, but even future fertility and cancers in their unborn children, not to mention, of course, obesity.

What you need to understand and something the researchers have forgot to mention is the fact that fat stores a huge amount of our chemicals, so the fatter you are the more the difficult it is to lose fat. Interesting and at the same time depressing.

The bottom line is many people will never lose weight or solve their medical problems because they have not gotten rid of the phthalates and other environmental pollutants that have damaged their chemistry and genetics.

One of the key ingredients to ridding the body of these harmful toxins is first to do what you can to avoid it (STOP DRINKING OUT OF SYROFORM CUPS and PLASTIC BOTTLES) and invest in a far infrared sauna

References:

Heindal JJ, Endocrine disruptors and the obesity epidemic, Toxicol Sci 76; 2:247-49, 2003

Baillie-Hamilton PF, Chemical toxins: a hypothesis to explain the global obesity epidemic, JAIt Complement Med 8;2:185-92, 2002

Alonso-Magdalena P, et al, The estrogenic effect of bisphenol A disrupts pancreatic B-cell function in vivo and induces insulin resistance, Environ Health Perspect 114:106-12, 2006

The Hundred Year Diet in the Wall Street (May 10, 2010, A I5)

Vom Saal FS, Welshons WV, Large effects from small exposures. II. The importance of positive controls in low-dose research on bisphenol A, Environ Res, 100;1:50-76, Jan. 2006

Feige JN, et al, The endocrine disruptor monoethyl-hexyl phthalate is a selective peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma modulator that promotes adipogenesis, JBiol Chem 282:19152-66, 2007

Hatch EE, et al., Association of urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations with a body mass index and waist circumference: a cross-sectional study of NHANES data, 1999-2002, Environ Health 7:27, 2008

Clark K, et al, Observed concentrations in the environment. In: The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry. Vol 3, Part Q. Phthalate Ester (Staples CA, ed). New York: Springer, 125-177, 2003

Feige JN, et al, The pollutant diethylhexyl phthalate regulates hepatic energy metabolism via species-specific PPARa-dependent mechanisms, Environ Health Persp, 118; 2:234-41, Feb 2010

Jaakkola JJK, et al, The role of exposure to phthalates from polyvinyl chloride products in the development of asthma and allergies: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Environ Health Perspect 116:845-53, 2008

Taken from FMU (Before starting any self treatment Dr. Grisanti recommends that you consider consulting with a doctor trained in functional medicine. Visit www.FunctionalMedicineUniversity.com to find doctors thoroughly trained in functional medicine)  The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Dr. Grisanti and his functional medicine community. Dr. Grisanti encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional. Visit www.FunctionalMedicineUniversity.com to find practitioners thoroughly trained in functional medicine. Look for practitioners who have successfully completed the Functional Medicine University's Certification Program (CFMP). This content may be copied in full, with copyright, contact, creation and information intact, without specific permission, when used only in a not-for-profit format. If any other use is desired, permission in writing from Dr. Grisanti is required.

 

If you end up in the emergency room with a heart attack, make sure you insist on a 2 cc injection of magnesium sulfate.

In double-blind, placebo-controlled scientific study, they looked at 273 patients who were admitted to the hospital for a heart attack. The study published in one of the most prestigious medical journals revealed that after 4 weeks, the people who received the magnesium, only 7% died versus 19% who did not get the magnesium. That means magnesium cut the death rate a walloping 63%.

What was interesting is the fact that the study indicated that the people in the study were given far less than the 2 cc of magnesium recommended above.

Furthermore, the injection of magnesium decreased arrhythmias by 55%. Remember having a heart arrhythmia is one issue doctors are seriously concerned about following a heart attack.

In another study in the same medical journal approximately ten years later revealed that magnesium produced a 24% reduction in the number of deaths in one month after the heart attack.

Besides the proven benefits for victims of a heart attack, another study showed people who were given IV magnesium had a 76% reduction in death from a fatal blood clot. And by the way this same study showed that aspirin made no difference.

It is in your best interest to insist that your doctor check your magnesium levels. However, don't settle for the serum magnesium commonly ordered by most physicians. This test only evaluates the extracelluar magnesium which makes up only 1% of the magnesium in your body. You want your doctor to order the gold standard "intracellular magnesium test" which gives you the “real” picture of your level of magnesium in your body.

Your best protection is to keep your magnesium level high enough to possibly prevent having a heart attack in the first place. Considering that government studies show the average American diet only provides 40% of the magnesium that we need in a day, your best protection against a heart attack is to keep your magnesium level high enough. The best absorbed form of magnesium I've seen in 31 years is Magnesium Chloride Solution 200 mg/cc, and use half teaspoon once or twice a day.

Source FMU, functional medicine university.

Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition that is characterized by itchy, scaly skin plaques. The exact cause of psoriasis is unknown; however, more and more evidence suggests that the immune system can be a culprit when it is chronically stimulated, causing an overproduction of cytokines, which maintains an inflammatory environment. Read on

So many people come to me for help with losing weight and belly fat. There is a lot of research on thyroid function and imbalances in the hormone leptin interfering with weight and fat loss. Read more.

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