Living Life Medicine – Pharmaceutical Free – Part II

Living Life Medicine/Pharmaceutical Free sounds like an oxymoron-doesn’t it? To some it is-to others it will seem redundant, because millions of people throughout the world are living Medicine/Pharmaceutical Free. How can that be?-Every one gets sick-you might say. Yes, occasionally, people need remedies because they are sick, however, there are a plethora of natural remedies.

The five most common uses of prescription drugs are for Depression, Antibiotics, Menopause, High Blood Pressure and Ulcers.

Through illness your body is working to get your attention. Every malady or pain-either physical or mental is your body’s way of communicating what it needs.

Depression Remedies:

St. John’s Wort,

St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum in Latin), the most frequently used natural remedy for depression, is a long-living plant with yellow flowers. It contains many chemical compounds. Some are believed to be the active ingredients that produce the herb’s effects, including the compounds hypericin and hyperforin. Alternative Medicine Review 1998 (Feb); 3 (1): 18-26

Hypericum (St. John’s Wort) has been favorably compared to numerous antidepressant drugs, the studies having revealed equivalent results and a much more favorable incidence of side effects. Studies have also demonstrated its efficacy in treating seasonal affective disorder.

Kava: The kava root is ground to a powder, and it has a brownish color. The brownish powder is then mixed with water and drank as a beverage, without being fermented. Extracts from the kava root are placed in capsules and sold as kava or kava kava. Additional herbs and nutrients involved in relaxation include 5-HTP, ashwagandha, passionflower, and valerian. Users report the following results:

o A state of relaxation, without feeling drugged
o Muscle tension is reduced
o Peaceful and contentment
o More sociable in the right company
o Mild euphoria, occasionally
o Mental alertness is often not effected, except on high doses
o Initial alertness followed by drowsiness which comes on after a few hours, can be taken in the evening, a few hours before bedtime

SAMe: SAMe (S-adenosylmethionine) is not an herb or a hormone. It’s a molecule that all living cells, including our own, produce constantly. How does extra SAMe improve a person’s mood? Researchers have identified several possibilities. Normal brain function involves the passage of chemical messengers between cells. SAMe may enhance the impact of mood-boosting messengers such as serotonin and dopamine-either by regulating their breakdown or by speeding production of the receptor molecules they latch on to. SAMe may also make existing receptors more responsive. In 1994 Dr. Giorgio Bressa, a psychiatrist at the University Cattolica Sacro Cuore in Rome, pooled results from a dozen controlled trials and found that “the efficacy of SAMe in treating depressive syndromes… is superior [to] that of placebo and comparable to that of standard… antidepressants.”

Depression is anger held inside–Hypnosis has proven to be highly effective in uncovering the core issue of the person’s anger and helping them to resolve it.

Antibiotics: Excessive use of antibiotics breeds antibiotic-resistant bacteria-germs that are immune to antibiotics! Amoxicillin also destroys large numbers of protective “good” bacteria that reside in your intestine, making you more vulnerable to other infections. A recent article in the American Medical Association Journal reported that probiotics might actually protect against many infections. Gary W. Elmer,pH.D., of the University of Washington, Seattle, reports that probiotics greatly reduce the risk of gastrointestinal and vaginal infections.

Instead of using antibiotics, which have a plethora of side effects use, Probiotics, Garlic, Echinacea and Goldensea are highly effectivel.

Menopause:

Menopause is the stopping of periods or menses. The average age is 52, however, menopause can occur in the 30’s or 60’s. The perimenopausal or menopause phase in a woman’s life can be dramatic or quite simple – it is different for every woman – but every woman does stop having periods.

The most effective natural remedies include: Flaxseed, Red Clover, Vitamin E, citrus Bioflavonoids, Vitamin A, or Beta Carotene, B-Vitamins, Black Cohash, Chasteberry (Vitex Agnus Castus) Evening Primrose oil. Altering your diet in small ways can have the greatest positive effect on your body. Include plenty of low-fat, high-fiber foods and soy in your diet.

High Blood Pressure:

Recent studies have uncovered many factors associated with high blood pressure including-stress, unresolved anger, a high sodium or salt diet, overweight, and unhealthy lifestyles.

Hyperexol, a combination of several herbs, is proven to be successful and goes to the cellular level to lower your blood pressure levels. It contains all-natural ingredients, in their purest form, that are essential to making it gentle and effective, unlike prescription drugs that have harmful side-effects, Hyperexol has been shown to have no negative side effects. A partial list of the ingredients are: Calcium, Garlic, Selenium, Allium Sativas, Potassium, Hawthorn Berry Powder, Capsicum Frutescenes, Crataegu Ocycantha, Magnesium, Vitamin C, and Pyridoxine HCL

Since stress is part of high blood pressure, emotional and spiritual healing with a holistic health care provider is paramount.

Ulcers: Gastric Ulcers form when the mucus lining of the stomach loses its ability to repel stomach acids. The acids, which digest food, begin to digest your stomach instead. If the ulcer forms at the top of the small intestine, it’s a duodenal ulcer.

For temporary relief of gastric ulcer pain, activated charcoal is effective, says, Agatha Thrash, M.D., a medical pathologist and co-founder and co-director of Uchee Pines Institute, a natural healing center in Seale, Alabama.

Other remedies include: Flower Remedy/Essence Therapy, Food Therapy, Hydrotherapy, Reflexology, Relaxation and Meditation, Sound Therapy, Vitamin and Mineral Therapy.

When you neglect your mind, body and spirits’ needs sooner or later, your body breaks down, and you experience the pain-diagnosed as migraine headaches, MS, lupus, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, TMJ, PMS and the list goes on.

The purpose of this article is to direct you to the realization that you are activated from within; that life and healing come from within; and ultimately that the maintenance of health is superior to the treatment of disease.

Dog Massage – Alternative Health Care You Need to Know

People have been using massage for generations, and the benefits are well documented. However, dog massage is still a relatively new trend. Yet it can offer a lot of advantages that make it be a very good alternative health care exercise.

While many people are not aware of it, dog massage offers just as much help as people also receive. However, when you intend to give your dog a massage at home, you should ensure that you keep it light. Anything deep should be left to professional massage therapists. Such experts understand canine anatomy well, which is very important when giving deep massage. If you do not know how to go about it, you can cause serious tissue damage.

Here are some benefits of dog massage that makes it a suitable alternative health therapy.

o Old dogs usually suffer from such complications as arthritis, luxating patella, and hip dysplasia. Conventional therapy usually demands the use of strong pain medications. However, by using dog massage, you will be able to sooth your dog without the need to use such medications.

o A massage will help prepare a dog that needs to undergo surgery. After the operation, massaging will help a dog to recover quickly.

o Dogs that are obese or older will be able to be more flexible after receiving massage.

o A massage is great at relieving stress that a dog feels. This also helps a dog get comfortable with touching, which is important when it comes to grooming the nails. A massage will also help you relax the dogs that suffer from anxiety.

o A dog massage is very useful in the relief of various kinds of aches. This process helps in the release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural way of dealing with pain.

o The lymphatic system, which is helpful in the removal of toxins from the body, also gets stimulated by massage. This therefore results in quick recovery.

o Dogs that take part in competitions that require agility will also benefit from massage. This is due to the fact that a massage will help a dog to warm up its muscles prior to starting competition.

These are some of the ways through which you can use dog massage as an alternative health care.

Alternative Health Products Attacked – The 5 Top Reasons to Support a Charter of Health Freedom

Natural Health Products or NHP, such as vitamins & minerals, herbs, TCM, etc. are being attacked, decimated actually, by unnecessarily regulations arbitrarily imposed by Health Canada via the Natural Health Products Directorate. 20,000 natural products, factually totally safe, can no longer be accessed by Canadians due to arbitrary regulation, not safety laws.

Alternative Health Under Attack

However, unlike the US, Health Canada regards safe nutrients, vitamins, etc as dangerous substances that are better taken off the market. Since 2004, with the Natural Health Product Directorate (NHPD) over 20,000 wellness products have gone missing from Canadian shelves.

These therapeutic substances were not found to be dangerous, no one was injured by these products. The 20,000 NHP (herbs, vitamins, natural food concentrates, etc) were removed for not meeting regulations arbitrarily imposed by the NHPD. In fact: Removal of alternative NHP by the NHPD have made people sicker as natural remedies were actually making them well when they had free access and were benefiting from these therapeutic aids.

Recently, Bill C 51 and C 52 were introduced to Parliament as the ‘revised or new’ Food & Drug Act. These Bills were and are both non-constitutional and violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms of Canadians — re: illegal search and seizure, non-recourse to fines levied, and essentially violated the Rule of Law as handed down to us over 800 years ago via the Magna Carta.

The resulting uproar from Canadians protesting against C 51 and even C 52 was that two of the major opposition parties, the NDP and The Liberal Party reversed their for positions to against positions on these Bills.

Where we stand now as Canadians: Vulnerable to further degradation of Human Health Care Rights.

Why Support Alternative Health Freedom and Free Access to Health Products?

  1. Natural therapeutic products are regulated by Health Canada, a body that is used to dealing with toxic or dangerous substances – aka ‘drugs’
  2. NHP are very safe and enhance the lives of Canadians who use them
  3. Regulating safe products creates unnecessarily controls and results in banning by over zealous regulatory bodies, such as Health Canada and the NHPD
  4. Putting safe health substances under the control of those who deal with dangerous substances, infers these safe products are now ‘dangerous’
  5. Alternative health freedom implies access to try, experiment and otherwise consume therapeutic products for ones benefit or health

There are many personal reasons for you to support freedom of alternative health movements. One of these may be it’s your livelihood and another is your health may depend on your freedom of access to alternative health care products like my health does.

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