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Peppermint Oil, a Safe Alternative for Irritable Bowel Syndrome that Actually Works?

By Michael Greger M.D. ecomii.com
August 19, 2017
File under: Alternative Therapies, Essential Oils, Natural Alternatives, Natural Remedies

 

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic, episodic intestinal disorder characterized by abdominal pain and altered bowel habits that affects one in seven Americans.

IBS can have a substantial impact on health and well-being. The health-related quality of life of irritable bowel sufferers can often rival that of much more serious disorders.

The first step toward successful treatment is for physicians to acknowledge the condition and not dismiss the patient as hysterical.

There is a huge unmet therapeutic need and the lack of effectiveness of available treatments often discourages sufferers from seeking medical care.  …read more of Peppermint Oil, a Safe Alternative for Irritable Bowel Syndrome that Actually Works? here

 
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Chronic Fatigue ~ A Body Mind Perspective

By Michael Schwartz
April 7, 2016
File under: Alternative Therapies, Health Concerns, Supplements

I am of the belief that chronic fatigue, hypoglycemia and fibromyalgia are all interrelated. Hypoglycemia is so often misdiagnosed and not dealt with from a proper point of nutrition, it often ends up escalating into chronic fatigue.

Also, whenever there is hypoglycemia, there will almost always be Candida.  In this case, we are talking about an infestation in the intestinal tract.

Candida crowds out and may even diminish probiotics, the friendly bacteria that manufacture B vitamins.  Probiotics are Essential to healthy flora in the intestinal tract and vitamins are integral for energy production within the body.  Dwindling probiotics in the gut set the stage for the onset of chronic fatigue. …read more of Chronic Fatigue ~ A Body Mind Perspective here

 
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Holiday Blues

By Michael Schwartz
December 14, 2015
File under: Alternative Therapies, Herbs, Natural Remedies

Joy to the world … one of many proclamations of the Holiday Season

For many, the Holiday Season is one of blues, not joy. It is during the Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s cycle that many people who are alone deal with depression, because of their isolation.

There are two causes for that. One of them is a pattern of behavior. The other is low blood sugar. Keeping the adrenal gland healthy with pantothenic acid and vitamin C will ensure proper monitoring of sugar in the blood stream.

One of the roles of the adrenal gland is that when glucose/sugar in the bloodstream drops to levels that are too low, it signals the liver to release glucose into the bloodstream. Now the cells will have fuel/food. …read more of Holiday Blues here

 
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Could a Chinese Herbal Remedy Save Ebola Stricken Africa?

By Vincent Pedre M.D. ecomii.com
November 7, 2014
File under: Alternative Therapies, Herbs, Natural Remedies

The Chinese herbal remedy – yunnan baiyao (also known as yunnan paiyao) has been used quite extensively by veterinarians to prevent hemorrhage in animals. It is a well-known pre-emptive remedy to avoid exercise-induced lung hemorrhage in racehorses and has been studied as a topical agent for uncontrolled bleeding in adolescents with advanced cancer.

The first time I encountered this Chinese herbal remedy was when a colleague’s husband was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after having extensive surgery to remove a tumor and whose condition was tenuous. He was deteriorating and experiencing uncontrolled bleeding in parts of his circulatory system due to a complication called DIC (disseminated intravascular coagulation.)

Since very few therapies can save a patient in DIC, the patient was bleeding out through all his intravenous access points and even in his gut. Once a person enters DIC, it is often fatal.

Because his situation was almost hopeless, the hospital broke protocol and allowed the family to administer yunnan baiyao, recommended by their acupuncturist. …read more of Could a Chinese Herbal Remedy Save Ebola Stricken Africa? here

 
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1Hour Break, Effective, All Natural Stress Relief in a Spray

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
March 26, 2014
File under: Alternative Therapies, Health Concerns, Herbs, Natural Alternatives, Natural Products, Natural Remedies

 

The demands of modern life can leave many of us feeling overwhelmed and physicians all too often prescribe medications with significant side effects that make it difficult to function.

Sales of antidepressants continue to rise and industry experts are forecasting that sales of these anti-stress medications will reach almost $6 billion by 2017. According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) about one in every 10 Americans is taking a prescription antidepressant and among women from 40 to 50, the figure is one in four.[1]

Antidepressants most widely prescribed come from a class of medications known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and include well-known antidepressants such as Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft.

Kava is a root that is best known for its relaxing qualities and has been used as a ceremonial beverage in the Pacific Islands for hundreds of years. Kava is said to produce a feeling of relaxation, elevate mood, wellbeing and contentment, and several studies have found that kava may be useful in the treatment of anxiety, insomnia and related nervous disorders. …read more of 1Hour Break, Effective, All Natural Stress Relief in a Spray here

 
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