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We are going to be dealing with various types of health issues and remedies on this webpage. This is the practical part of ourselves. We decided that now, more so than at any previous time in the Earth Star’s history, people need to find not only inexpensive ways of taking care of health problems, but also preventive measures they can take to forestall upcoming ones. Obviously we believe there are ways of doing so that are the most beneficial to a simple health issue and we know of many easy items people can procure. The remedies we are providing do cover a range of ailments. At this writing, you should be able to still locate any of the ingredients you will need. Obviously if you are allergic to any of these things do NOT use them; find a similar substance to whatever you may be allergic to.
A caution about chewing “roots;” many herbs are available in root form as well as liquid and capsule. NEVER chew the roots! For example: marshmallow root, yucca root and all other roots-to chew them is a no-no. What happens is that the roots can cause irritation to the teeth, gums and tongue. In severe cases they can scrape off the taste-buds on your tongue, so PLEASE do not do this. As you read our suggestions here, bear in mind that we ourselves use many of these remedies. In some cases we may suggest certain websites to you, that is because they are the ones that have proven to be the best from our longtime experiences with them.
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Below are some of the “Health remedies and things to be aware of”
We want to share something we discovered that works very well for flu symptoms. You can add it to the health section of your website if you wish.
OregaRESP P73 is a highly potent extract of wild oregano and other herbs that is excellent support for any kind of respiratory stress or illness such as flu. We find it most effective taken at the onset of symptoms. In our experience it stops the symptoms almost immediately. We find it is best to take with some food. It is available several places online. We have purchased it from http://www.taoofherbs.com/
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Celest and David – We tried this after receiving this email and we now use this ourselves.
A while ago one of our faithful readers sent us a link to www.iherb.com which is a very good, low priced place from which to purchase vitamins and other items. We apologize to him, we have lost his original email. Thank you for sending this link to us so that we could share it with others.
ToothacheWe have found that one way to sooth an aching tooth is to use a bag of Green Tea. Boil the bag, then let it cool completely and then lay it on the aching tooth. (Note: You have to do this right away when you first notice the tooth ache)
ThyroidBladdewrack, found in the vitamin sections, does wonders to calm the thyroid. More info on other natural cures can be found by searching the internet for Thyroid cures.
Cleansing the Liver Use Milk Thistle, it will help regenerate and cleanse the Liver. You want to cleanse the Liver to take the burden off the Kidneys.
Cleansing the Kidneys Regularly drink a concoction of the following items. ½ to ¾ cup warm water, pinch of Cayenne, Teaspoon or more of Honey, Teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar. Drink once a day.
For Fleas and Tic problems with your kids and pets. Put “Play Sand” into your pets runs where they play. Replace the sand in your kids Play box with “Play Sand”. Do not use the inexpensive sand, the fleas and tics love that type. The Play Sand has Silica in it and the Silica will literally cut the fleas and tics apart. The Silica will not harm you, your kids, or your pets. Again, do not buy the cheap stuff, get the Play Sand and your flea and tic problems will go away.
CurcuminWe are all looking for natural cures for the normal aches and pains of the body. Pharmaceutical medicines are hard on the body. Curcumin is a natural pain reliever and anti-inflammatory. Below is more information. Please be aware, due to planetary changes the availability of this and other natural remedies may become in short supply so we recommend stocking up when you can.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa,) also known as tumeric is a spice commonly used in curries and other South Asian cooking. Its active ingredient is curcumin. It is a significant ingredient in most commercial curry powders. Turmeric is also used to give a yellow color to some prepared mustards, canned chicken broth, and other foods (often as a much cheaper replacement for saffron). It makes a poor fabric dye as it is not very lightfast.
Turmeric is a member of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae.
In traditional medicine, turmeric is thought to have many healthful properties. It is taken in some Asian countries as a dietary supplement, which allegedly helps with stomach problems and other ailments. It is popular served as a tea in Okinawa, Japan. It is currently being investigated for possible benefits in Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and liver disorders.
Curcumin is the main active ingredient of turmeric, which is used worldwide as a seasoning and is a key ingredient of curry. Numerous medicinal properties have been claimed for it, including that it may be an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory
Curcumin is known for its antitumor, antioxidant, anti-amyloid and anti-inflammatory properties. For the last few decades, extensive work has been done to establish the biological activities and pharmacological actions of curcumin. Its anticancer effects stem from its ability to induce apoptosis in cancer cells without cytotoxic effects on healthy cells.
Turmeric is the key spice in curry. Curcumin has been used in both the Indian (Ayurvedic) and Chinese Medicine systems for thousands of years. Curcumin studies have shown it to possess the following properties: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-platelet, cholesterol – lowering antibacterial and anti-fungal effects. It contains a mixture of powerful antioxidant phytonutrients known as curcuminoids.
Curcumin shares some of the same effects on the liver as silymarin and cynarin. It has demonstrated similar liver protection activity to silymarin. Curcumin is believed to also be converted to a choleretic compound, perhaps even caffeic acid. Curcumin’s documented choleretic effects support its historical use in treating liver and gallbladder disorders. Like cynara extracts, curcumin has also been shown to lower cholesterol levels.
Curcumin is not soluble in water, and animal tests have found very little of it in the bloodstream after it is eaten. Therefore, it would seem that this chemical could not work as an oral drug. But other researchers have reported much higher absorption — as much as 60 percent or more. And in laboratory studies curcumin is often given to animals in the diet, and various effects are noted.< p>
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties of turmeric and curcumin are undergoing intense research. Tests in Germany, reported July 2003, found that & quot; All fractions of the turmeric extract preparation exhibited pronounced antioxidant activity….& quot; Turmeric extract tested more potent than garlic, devil’s claw, and salmon oil.
One of the things that sets curcumin apart from most other anti-cancer supplements (I3C being an exception), is that this phenolic can actually block chemicals from getting inside cells. Importantly, curcumin can interfere with pesticides that mimic estrogen. These include DDT and dioxin, two extremely toxic chemicals that contaminate America’s water and food. (Dioxin is so toxic that a few ounces of it could wipe out the entire population of New York City). Curcumin has the unique ability to fit through a cellular doorway known as the aryl hydrocarbon receptor. This is a feat it shares with estrogen and estrogen-mimicking chemicals. Because it can compete for the same doorway, curcumin has the power to block access to the cell and protect against estrogen mimickers.
Turmeric is a well-known spice, used widely in cookery. Its pigment, curcumin, is oil soluble and tends to fade in light, but has good heat stability. It gives a lemon yellow shade in food systems. Its applications include pickles, soups and confectionery.
BENEFITS OF CURCUMIN
Curcumin has long been prized in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments. In modern research laboratories, curcumin’s ability to scavenge free radicals and suppress inflammatory cytokines has impressed scientists who are seeking ways to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.
Several studies have reported that Curcumin is beneficial in lowering LDL and raising HDL or good cholesterol while reducing the lipid per oxidation
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV, the AIDS virus) appears to respond somewhat to Curcumin treatment. Curcumin interferes with the replication cycle of HIV.
Curcumin’s potential apparently stems from its ability to suppress the proliferation of a wide variety of tumor cells and to inhibit harmful molecules and enzymes, as well as its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Some studies have even suggested that curcumin can inhibit cancer metastasis.
Recently, substances called cyclo-oxygenase inhibitors have won praise as powerful miracle aspirins for blocking inflammation; especially inflammation caused by arthritis and gout, and may be of help in inflammatory ailments of the hand and wrist such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Turmeric, like its cousin ginger, contains some natural cyclo-oxygenase inhibitors. Some studies compare it to Ibuprofen.
Animal studies provide evidence that turmeric can protect the liver from a number of damaging substances such as carbon tetrachloride and acetaminophen (popularly known as paracetamol and used commonly for headache and pain, this can cause liver damage if taken in large quantities or in someone who drinks alcohol regularly.) Turmeric accomplishes this, in part, by helping to clear such toxins from the body and by protecting the liver from damage.
In Europe, dyspepsia is commonly attributed to inadequate bile flow from the gallbladder. While this has not been proven, turmeric does appear to stimulate the gallbladder.
On the basis of even weaker evidence, curcumin or turmeric have also been recommended for preventing cataracts, and treating high cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, fungal infections, Alzheimer’s disease, and chronic anterior uveitis (an inflammation of the iris of the eye
For medicinal purposes, turmeric is frequently taken in a form standardized to curcumin content, at a dose that provides 400 to 600 mg of curcumin 3 times daily.
AlmondsEdgar Cayce recommended for years that everyone should eat “an Almond” after every meal. The Almond will curb the “Sugar Spikes.” Every meal has sugar to one degree or another in it. The Almond will neutralize the sugar rush. We have been doing this for some time and it does work.
OnionsIt has been said that by putting onion (slices about 1/3 of an onion) around your house during times of diseases, such as flu bugs etc. that the onion will absorb the virus from the air and keep your family healthy. Another remedy for people who are already sick, put a thick slice of onion on the bottom of the feet of the one who is ill at bedtime. Hold it in place with a “Clean white cotton sock.” By morning the poison from in the body is said to drain out of the body, into the onion. The onion supposedly turns black. We have not tried this, however we deem it worth mentioning. The onions in the house also help to cleanse the air you breathe by attracting bacterial particles to the onion.
FIG LEAVES –Coughs and Diabetes Fig leaves are wondrous for the body. If you have a cough, make a tea of them. Boil them for 15-20 minutes, let steep and then drink the tea. It will clear up your bronchial system. And as an added bonus, the tea tastes great. After doing extensive research we have found that Fig Leaves, drank in tea form, will either cure – or reduce diabetes. YES This TRUE. The fig leaves reduce the blood sugar levels, it may reduce or eliminate the need for other diabetic remedies. Try it…..
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Clearing bronchial pathways using Rosemary and Thyme leaves.We have found a recipe for a tea using 1 teaspoon of Rosemary, 1 teaspoon of Thyme from a naturopath friend of ours. Boil water, add the rosemary and thyme, (LEAVES ONLY) which are available in the spice section of any supermarket, into a tea ball, let them steep for 15 minutes and drink this. Yes, it does taste good and you will notice your congestion will clear and you will begin to breathe freely, almost instantly.
Marshmallow Root Taken orally it will help you breath better. Search the internet for other uses of this herb.
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