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The herb called Japanese Knotweed, polygonum cuspidatum is a herb that is a very good source of resveratrol, vitamin C, rutin, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and manganese. It has an antioxidant, anti aging, anti inlflammatory action according the the Herbal Wellness Guide, by Robin Murphy. It is often used in cases of arthritis, injuries, joint pains, lyme disease and heart disease. It seems its power is in that it improves circulation and lowers inflammation.

Homeopathic medicines are a very safe and gentle way to help with the symptoms of gout. The medicines are suited to someone's unique set of symptoms rather than a disease name. However, here are a few common remedies and their indicating symptoms.

Benzoic Acid is a remedy that has arthritic joints that tend to be gouty and deformed. They feel better when urinating and may have crystals in the urine. These types tend to have gout in the knees, ankles, toes, and hands. The fingers and wrists may be deformed from gout. The right big toe is a target in types that need this remedy.

Colchicum is a very common remedy in gout cases. The joint is quite swollen, hot and cannot be touched or moved. These types feel worse at night and with slight motion. The pain may wander and go from left to right. 

Ledum is a great remedy that helps with pains that are ameliorated by cold bathing or compresses. This remedy is also good for gout symptoms that are worse at night, in bed, from heat and better for cold.

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Homeopathic remedies are suited to someone's unique symptom picture, rather than a disease name. A person seeking homeopathic care will be prescribed a remedy based on their unique set of symptoms and needs. The symptoms of fungal skin infections can be addressed by using supportive homeopathic remedies. A few remedies that are commonly recommended are as follows:

Calcarea Carb is a remedy for eruptions that typically appear on the scalp. Children tend to be affected more so with this condition of the head. The head may persipre and the lesions are moist and cause a little bit of itching. The eruptions may show up on the head, scalp, behind the ears, and toenails.

Sepia is a commonly used remedy for fungal infections. It is useful when the skin lesions look dry, whitish and itching. The location of the eruptions may be on the face, mouth, lower lip, head and scalp. These types are worse from cold washing and open air and better for warmth.

Graphites is a good remedy for lesions that appear more moist, crusty and have thick borders. The areas at the edges may be darker. Hair may be matted and come out at the root. These types have crumbling toenails, eruptions on the scalp, face, groin, between the toes and in the toenails. They are worse for perspiration and with heat.

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Ginger has been used for at least 5000 years and has many medicinal benefits. It not only is tasty, it has been touted as helpful for the symptoms of motion and morning sickness, for indigestion and wind, colic, irritable bowel, cramps and acid stomach. It is a powerful anti inflammatory herb, some research suggests it may be benficial in a variety of types of arthritis. As a gargle ginger may help with sore throats and coughs. It can be used in cooking as a dried spice or fresh ginger root can be chopped or grated into cooking.

Although exercise is recommended for everyone and heart disease is no exception, some exercise do help with blood pressure. One would imagine that reducing stress, eating well, being physically fit and not smoking would be a prudent move for heart disease sufferers. However one doctor claims that these exercises may be more beneficial, read more.

How to remove 87% of toxins from your air at home?

Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N, M.S., CFMP

When it comes to air quality in your home I commonly recommend a good hepa filter like the Austin brand ( However there is another good alternative that many people are doing and may not be aware of the benefits.


This includes filling your home with house plants. NASA has found that some species of houseplants can eliminate up to 87 percent of toxins from the air, including formaldehyde, benzene, toluene, trichloroethylene, carbon monoxide and even dust. The best plants found to be the most effective for optimal air quality include: English ivy, spider plants and the Boston fern. One or two plants won't make that much difference. It is recommended to have many plants through-out your home.

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Homeopathic remedies are suited to someone's unique symptom picture. Each person who sees a homeopath would get a different remedy based on one's unique presentation of symptoms and needs. Contrary to popular belief homeopathy works nicely alongside traditional medicine. Here are a few common remedies that are useful in asthma:

Arsenicum Album is a remedy for thin and anxious types. They person may notice that their symptoms are worse from mindight until 2am. They must sit up in bed to help with their breathing. They feel worse with cold and open air, change of weather, on exertion and when catching a cold. These types are better for warmth, hot drinks and sitting upright.

Bromium types have asthma that feels better by the seashore. They have the sensation that they have inhaled smoke. They feel worse from dust, air pollutants, with heat and during the summer. They feel better in the sea and open air.

Causticum types have asthma symptoms that are better when it is damp and rainy which is unusual. They are emotionally intense and sincere patients. These types feel worse on exertion, in cold wind, when laughing and coughing. They feel the need to cough deeper to expel mucous.

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Homeopathic remedies can be useful for the symptoms of the painful condition of bursitis. Homeopathic remedies are suited to someone's symptoms, and a different remedy will be prescribed based on one's unique needs. Here are a few examples of common remedies used for these symptoms:

  • Rhus Tox has tearing, burning pains, stiffness, lameness, restlessness. The pains are worse for raising the arm and putting it behind the back. The symptoms are worse for rest, cold and damp weather and better for motion, heat and rubbing.
  • Ferrum Met has boring pains, in the deltoid, that may shoot right into the elbow. It is worse for motion, putting the arm behind the back, at night, with touch or with the weight of the covers. They feel better for warmth, bending the arm and slow walking.
  • Sanguinaria is a remedy that is suited to right deltoid pains, on top of the shoulder, it radiates down the arm. The arm feels weak and hangs there. The symptoms are worse for motion and at night time and on raising the arm. The pain feels better at night and swinging the arm.

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There is great controversy about menopausal women taking estrogen and progesterone. Research shows that women who take these hormones after menopause have an increased risk of certain types of cancers. In the female body there are certain types of estrogen and some are more detrimental to health than others. Having a healthy liver that can excrete negative hormones is key. In the clinic we do a saliva hormone testing to see if hormones are at ideal levels and choose what treatment to take after the fact. If you are taking pharmaceutical medications it may be worth assessing what your levels are, moving to a more safe approach to hormonal imbalance through supplementation, herbs or homeopathy, rather than risk an increase chance of developing breast, ovarian or cervical cancer.

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An article from the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology published a research study in November of 2008, that strongly correlates a high glycemic index diet with the development of alzheimers disease. Thus Alzheimer's is now called type 3 diabetes. Those people who tend to consume too many starchy carbohydrates, sugars and alcoholic drinks have an increased risk of Alzheimers disease. A lower carbohydrate Mediterranean diet is best for those who want to preserve their health and cognitive function.

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