Hemochromatosis Natural Remedies

The traditional form of hemochromatosis is an iron overload disease; the body absorbs too much iron, stores it in the pancreas, liver and heart. It can cause these organs to fail if it is not discovered early enough. If left unchecked hemochromatosis can damage the heart muscle. Too much iron can be too much of a good thing. Those afflicted with hemochromatosis can absorb iron up to 20 times the normal rate. In menstruating women hemochromatosis can remain undiagnosed (as menstruating is one of the only ways to get rid of excess iron); symptoms don’t usually come on until menopause.

The symptoms are persistent fatigue, abdominal discomfort, swollen liver, raised liver enzymes, joint pains, loss of sex drive and even bronzed skin (too much melanin). A fairly sure sign of hemochromatosis is bronzed skin along with an enlarged liver, diabetes or fatty liver. It is found more in males, more in Scandinavians, dietary iron, or toxic liver (usually from alcoholism).

Causes of hemochromatosis are usually from an inherited defective gene sequence or a weak or toxic liver that cannot release excess iron. Other problems that may be a consequence of excess iron may be adrenal damage or heart disease.

The medical viewpoint is that hemochromatosis is incurable and should be easily managed through blood donation on a regular basis, a diet low in iron, and a diagnosis of liver, pancreas and heart health.  Blood tests are done on those affected and family members who may be undiagnosed because there may be a hereditary link. Vitamin C as not recommended for hemochromatosis patients as it helps a person absorb iron. Research has shown that excessive iron damages cells and organs.

The natural viewpoint is that while the hemochromatosis may be genetic, it is a liver weakness as well as adrenal related. Many people use natural therapies along with blood donation and low iron foods.

It is always important to avoid tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea and foods rich in iron (mostly meat). A vegetarian diet may be helpful as well as healthful.

Antioxidants are important to support cells, tissue, and organs and are cell protective; Alpha lipoic acid-300 mg a day, and Grape seed extract – 200 mg a day.

Dr. Walch (doctor famous for his nutrition research) recommends copper to chelate (take out) excessive iron. Try 2 mg of Copper in divided doses during the day. Selenium-200 micrograms and Vitamin E at 1000 IU a day also help to manage iron stores in the body.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Hemochromatosis

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Herbs
Use a combination of the following herbs in capsule or powder for maximum benefit, and adjust as your condition improves. Therapeutic dose is equal to one capsule of each herb or 1 liquid dropper full of an herbal tincture 3 times a day.

Rosemary leaves are antioxidant as well as promote good brain (circulation) and heart protection.

Gingko leaves herb have antioxidant properties protective of veins, arteries, brain, and heart.

Schizandra berries are an adaptogen herb for hemochromatosis protects adrenals liver and respiratory system.

Reishi mushroom is an immune protector, liver protector, nerve and heart protective.
 
Cordyceps mushroom is an adaptogen, liver protective and improves blood quality.

Rhodiola root is an adaptogen, antioxidant, heart protective and makes the mind sharper.


Cell Salts to Help with Hemochromatosis

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#4 Ferrum phos 6X –normalizes iron; many people report success when taken over several months.


Hemochromatosis Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

The best way to help hemochromatosis is to use a homeopath that can take your case and deal with your constitution to improve overall health.

There is one remedy that has been used with success and may be useful.

Ferrum metallicum – iron normalization, blood diseases; exhaustion; restlessness; must walk about slowly.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

High Blood Pressure Natural Remedies

Having high blood pressure increases your chance for heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, or kidney disease. Normal blood pressure is around 120/80 mmHg. Blood pressure of 140/90 mmHg or higher is considered high blood Taking blood pressurepressure or hypertension.

The kidneys are the first cause of high blood pressure, but are also the easiest to treat. Excess fluids can cause high blood press (kidney weakness). Metaphorically, kidney weakness equals fear. Other causes may come from stress, a diet rich in animal fats, and toxicity related to use of tobacco, alcohol, coffee and tea.

Modern medicine treats high blood pressure using diuretics that stress the kidneys and may damage them. Beta blockers lower the heart rate. ACE inhibitors are blood vessel constrictors. Calcium-channel blockers relax the blood vessels. All these treatments supply only symptomatic relief and include a life-time dependence on medications.

From a natural perspective, using the word pressure brings up a whole new category of feeling pressured to perform at work, pressured in relationships, or your own high expectations of yourself or others. For men, in general, high blood pressure is related to anger; for women, it is more about stress. For men and women, it could be either or both. Most people don’t know how to manage stress nor are they interested “how to.” And as a result, the drug companies have provided a “quick fix” which, truly, any of us can become dependent upon for a lifetime.

I believe most high blood pressure issues are from financial stress. The way we value ourselves and others has to do with heart health. In most cases of high blood pressure, the cause is a great mystery according to the modern health perspective.

Of course, a healthy diet and exercise is the natural way to start helping lower high blood pressure. Take time to address your stresses in life and find ways to minimize them.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for High Blood Pressure

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Herbs for cardiovascular function: Hawthorn berries – cardio tonic

Motherwort – diuretic and cardio tonic

Melissa (Lemon balm) – nerve and arterial relaxant

Cramp bark – to relax muscles and arterial tension

Herbs to strengthen kidney function:

Horsetail (Shave grass) – urinary tract health

Uva ursi – diuretic, urinary tonic

Dandelion leaf – diuretic, liver herb


Cell Salts to Help with High Blood Pressure

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#1 Calc fluor 6X – to strengthen arterial walls
#4 Ferr phos 6X – reduce vein and body inflammation
#6 Kali phos 6X – nervous high blood pressure
#12 Silicea 6X – connective tissue of the blood vessels

Add Nat sulph 6X if there is excessive water retention


High Blood Pressure Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Coffea cruda – overactive mind, sleeplessness, and sudden high blood pressure.

Crataegus – arteriosclerosis, oppression of chest, nervous palpitations, valvular problems.

Glonoinum – very sudden high blood pressure with intense throbbing headaches.

Lachesis – irritability, talkative, can be bipolar, can have very high blood pressure, intense and jealous.

Natrum muriaticum – craving for salt, social isolation (wants to be alone), irregular heart beats, dryness.

Veratrum album – includes abdominal problems and religious obsessions.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Low Blood Pressure Natural Remedies

Low blood pressure causes a complex set of symptoms when pressure stays below 100/65. It is more common in young women and tall thin people, accounting for 5% of the population; and in people with varicose veins are more likely to have low blood pressure. Symptoms include:

  • Waking up feeling tired
  • Depression
  • Nervousness, irritability
  • Concentration weak
  • Sensitivity to weather change
  • Headache or pressure
  • Vertigo
  • Black floaters in the eyes
  • Pale face
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Heart pains, palpitations
  • Tinnitus – ringing in ears
  • Deafness
  • Faintness upon standing (adrenal involvement)

Causes of low blood pressure for our sake of discussion are circulatory weakness, diet and lifestyle, or nervous system problems. These are the major causes. If not, less common causes of low blood pressure may be insomnia, diabetes, digestive, hormonal disturbances, thyroid, and adrenal problems, blood poisoning or allergic reactions.

The medical community is not certain that this is a condition or disease. Drugs such as high blood pressure meds, circulation meds (including blood thinners), and anti-depressants may contribute to low blood pressure. They may utilize stimulating drugs to raise blood pressure (always with side effects and are short-term fixes). Make sure you are tested for more serious problems.

The natural perspective here will discuss the 3 common causes:

First is poor diet and fast foods, tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea, caffeine can contribute in a susceptible person. Why not change your lifestyle now? Second, nervous conditions often are the cause of low blood pressure. This is due to long-term stress or extreme stress condition, and not enough B Vitamins (B-Complex). Third, a more serious condition may be heart and circulatory weakness, usually caused from an illness or chronic weakness.

Be sure of your cause and the following natural solutions may be helpful. Also, moderate physical exercise is helpful as well as alternating hot and cold showers. Be patient as it may take a couple of weeks to notice change and several months or longer to turn around a chronic low blood pressure condition.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Low Blood Pressure

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Ginseng – a good quality Korean or Chinese red ginseng taken on a regular basis is an adaptogen which helps reduce stress, increase energy and helps the adrenal glands.

Hawthorn – a supremely effective heart tonic and circulatory booster that also calms nerves.

Mistletoe – arterial strengthener and nerve calming.

Nettles – anti-allergic effect and rich in minerals for low blood pressure due to allergy conditions.

Rosemary – circulatory and brain stimulant as well as a digestive aid.


Cell Salts to Help with Low Blood Pressure

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

Biochemic phosphates – for nervous conditions

Or

#8 Mag phos 6X – circulatory conditions
#12 Silicea 6X – for thin delicate shy individuals with cold hands and feet


Low Blood Pressure Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Arsenicum album – for the perfectionist with nervous restlessness, chronic fatigue or from feverish illness.

Cactus – for heart and blood pressure with arterial sclerosis in the elderly.

Camphora – feels extremely cold with weakness; cold sweat on entire body; circulatory collapse.

Carbo veg – lack of oxygen; gas and bloating; blueness of lips; possible circulatory collapse.

Convallaria – shortness of breath,; sensation as if heart stopped beating and then starts suddenly; heart problems or weakness.

Crataegus – homeopathic hawthorn as a heart tonic and arterial sclerosis in the elderly.

Kali carb – myocardial insufficiency, especially in the elderly with severe exhaustion and sweating on the back; better warmth and rest, worse cold and rest.

Lycopus – use in hyperthyroid condition or weakness in low blood pressure.

Phosphorus – chronic low blood pressure and oversensitivity; weakness; sensitivity to weather changes;
tendency to bleeding; vertigo.

Sepia – from hormonal disturbances from excess estrogen (hormone replacement therapy, chemical birth control); weakness exhaustion; no sex drive.

Tabacum – gastrointestinal problems with nausea; for circulatory collapse; vomiting.

Veratrum album – most common remedy for circulatory collapse with cold sweats on the forehead; show up as a pale face with vertigo and exhaustion.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Stroke Natural Remedies

A stroke is a CVA or cardiovascular accident that affects millions of Americans and more around the world. Apoplexy is the old term used for strokes. The risk for stroke is greater for men, occurring more frequently than women over the age of forty; however, in this modern American age that could be changing.

A stroke is a sudden decrease in blood flow in the brain and then the brain doesn’t function normally. Strokes may happen due to thrombosis (blood clots). Signs of a stroke include sudden loss of consciousness, inability to speak or move certain body parts, numbness, loss of muscle control, headaches, confusion, and loss of bladder and bowel control.

Early signs of an oncoming stroke are dizziness, pressure sensation, headache, sleep disturbances, irritability, and emotional exhaustion.

During a stroke you can keep your consciousness or may lose it hours to days later. There can be severe pain, vomiting, extreme snoring, and uncontrollable loss of saliva. In both cases, there is a one-sided paralysis that can affect the face.

When the cause of the stroke is hemorrhage in brain tissue, the patient’s face is bright red. If the cause is a clot of the brain artery, then the face is pale.

Main causes of stroke include high blood pressure and arteriosclerosis, anemia of the brain which causes memory loss and senility. These causes come from weak veins in the brain, venous cramping or bleeding within the brain. Other causes may include arteriosclerosis, prescription drugs, diet and lifestyle.

Risks include smoking, obesity, high fat and salt in the diet, and alcohol consumption.

Always call 911 if you suspect a stroke while using natural emergency measures. Medical treatment for stroke in the emergency room is essential and life saving. Then there are many natural helps for a speedy recovery.

Natural perspective on stroke – first get emergency help. If you have to wait or there is no help coming, then try the following treatments as they are historically uses and have been used with some success. REMEMBER; use the best medical treatment first, then natural treatments.

Diet for after a stroke: change your diet to eliminate tobacco, alcohol, coffee, soda, and fast foods. That will help 80% of the way there. Remember to eat three meals a day with protein and incorporate more fruits and vegetables.

Natural supplements for after stroke or to prevent stroke:

Garlic (Kyolic brand is really odorless). 2 capsules twice a day for help with blood pressure and cholesterol. It may be that simple.

Fish oil at 6,000 mg a day is also essential for cardiovascular health. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory. This is not a concentrated Omega 3; plain fish oil is more like real fish.

Add Coenzyme Q10 to improve cardiovascular function.

Natural First Aid for Stroke (Historical herbal usage for information only).

Lie still in bed, remove tight clothes. Put an ice pack on the neck and head. Drink 2 teaspoons of Arnica tincture and one teaspoon of Hamamelis tincture in 8 ounces of cold water. Arnica is not usually used internally as it is somewhat toxic but in this case, your life may be worth it. Arnica has been used in Europe for centuries for wound healing inside and out.

A centuries old herb formula for wounds is 20% Arnica tincture, 40% St. John’s wort tincture, and 40% Calendula flower tincture. Mixed together it has been used for wounds and trauma, taken 1 teaspoon before a dangerous activity (battles) etc. and a teaspoon as needed afterward. Some modern herbalists have used it with success. Internally, Arnica should be used for short periods (a few days at most). This may not be much different than the toxic effects of antibiotics that are also used usually for short periods.

Arnica may irritate your tissues of the mouth and throat if not diluted in water sufficiently. Acute homeopathic treatment is very safe to take while waiting for emergency services and may reduce of limit damage from a stroke.

Homeopathy for Stroke in Progress

Acute Stroke (vascular headaches and/or sunstroke)
Belladonna (#1) – red face, dilated pupils throbbing
Glonoinum (#2) – throbbing headache w/beat of heart
Aconite – anxiety, flushing

Stroke in Progress (30c potency or higher)
Amyl nitro
– red face flushing, palpitations, heat flushes, anxiety.
Belladonna – red face, throbbing, dilated pupils.
Glonoinum
– throbbing to the pulse of the heart and headache. Angina symptoms.
Melilotus – flushed face, throbbing temples, spasms, convulsions, nose bleeds.

Natural Stroke After Care
After care of stroke is extremely important and natural supplements can help the healing process and aftermath. First observe the diet above, making sure you are having regular bowel movements, and use the natural supplements suggested above. Consult your doctor to make sure he/she is informed about natural remedies for stroke you are using.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for After Stroke

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

The following is a list of herb teas for stroke recovery. Put the herbs together and steep for 15 minutes, strain and sip throughout the day. It can be sweetened with honey. Every week, change the formula. Use a heaping teaspoon of the herb mix to 8 ounces of water. Formulas used by Alfred P. Zeller in Die Natuerliche Hausopotheke 1982- (There are 29 grams per ounce)

Formula #1
20 grams          Arnica flowers
30 grams          Lady’s mantle
10 grams          Goldenrod
10 grams          Mistletoe
20 grams          Shepherd’s purse

Formula #2
20 grams          Arnica flowers
20 grams          Shepherd’s purse
10 grams          Mistletoe
20 grams          Rosemary
10 grams          Sage

Formula #3
20 grams          Nettles
20 grams          Burdock root
20 grams          Shepherd’s purse
20 grams          Viola Odorata
20 grams          Walnut leaves

Other herbs have been used historically for the after effects of a stroke. The following list is the one that shows up most often in old herbal books. They are generally mild herbs. Use individually or make a combination.

Sage increases circulation, strengthens veins and digestion, is anti-inflammatory.

Rosemary is a cerebral and cardiovascular circulatory stimulant, important for memory.

Hyssop works to improve nerves, digestion and respiration. It has been used to help the body’s repair system.

Sweet Marjoram, normally used as a spice, is historically used for the head, digestive disorders, and nervous disorders.

Lavender may be used to increase digestion and helps repair nerves.

The following herbs have had some research:

Gingko is useful for cerebral circulation and vein strength.

Dong quai is a blood builder and mover to help clear the veins.

Dan shen, in Chinese medicine helps to reduce cell death from lack of circulation.

The following are herbs, historically used, which help repair speech problems and perhaps tongue paralysis.

Cramp bark is antispasmodic and helps to relax tense muscles.

Lavender helps repair muscles, taken over a few weeks.

Sage and Thyme in combination is antispasmodic, helps with the immune system, digestion and respiration.


Cell Salts to Help with After Stroke

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

Cell salts are an easy and effective way to build up the body after a stroke. This formula may also be used for prevention as well as treating symptoms after a stroke.

#1 Calc fluor 6X – to strengthening connective tissue, especially in blood vessel integrity
#2 Calc phos 6X – to build the blood and oxygenate the body
#6 Kali phos 6X – for nerve health
#12 Silicea 6X – for removing scar tissue, and strengthening connective tissue


Stroke Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

The following homeopathics have been used for Stroke, Loss of speech or larynx paralysis from stroke, Paralysis after stroke, Never well since stroke, After care for ailments from stroke, and Chronic effects from stroke

Strokes

Aconitum – stroke with high blood pressure; fear and restlessness; predicts time of death, caused from frustration.

Arnica – everything laid upon feels too hard; sensitive to shaking.

Baryta carb – at the beginning, at first symptom; emotional and developmental delays.

Belladonna – unconscious; red face; cramping; large pupils; passes urine unconsciously.

Causticum – when most of the symptoms are improved but speech or larynx paralysis remains; leakage of urine or stool from laughing, coughing, or sneezing; it is impossible to find the right word.

Crotalus horr – chronic affects of stroke; obese people with extreme fears.

Cuprum metallicum – paralysis with cramping of extremities and beginning of a bending contracture of the affected joints; wants cold drinks which make him feel better.

Glonoinum – sudden blood congestion of the head, with cyanotic coloring; headache with pulsation of heartbeat; oversensitivity of all senses.

Hyoscyamus – when the first symptoms are over, but speech, and larynx paralysis remains, this is the right remedy; sudden powerlessness and cries out; passes urine and stool unconsciously.

Opium – everything they lay on is too soft; doesn’t like to be moved, shaken.

Phosphorus – bright red face; fears; dizzy after nosebleeds.

Plumbum metallicum – chronic paralysis of the upper extremities, especially of the extensor muscles.

Loss of speech or larynx paralysis from stroke
Bothrops – right-sided, can’t articulate.
Naja – speech and swallowing.
Gelsemium – speech and dizzy vision.
Lachesis – slurred speech.
Baryta carb – childlike speech.

Never well since stroke
Arnica – depression, everything feels hard lying down.
Crotalus horr – for bleeding, clot re-absorption; results of fear.
Hyoscyamus – talkative, speech obscured.

Paralysis after stroke
Slight paralysis – use Stachys 4x, 4 to 5 times a day for acute or old paralysis.

After care for ailments from stroke
Start Arnica ASAP – 200c – absorbs the blood clot, and lessens the damage to the brain; semi consciousness, hemiplegic-one sided-confused state of mind, endorphin high, “I feel fine”, shock sensation, stuporous condition; soreness and aching, pus, discolored face.

Opium – reversing paralysis, coma with a dusky besotted appearance, puffy face, contracted pupils; stroke pupils don’t respond to light, fainting; painlessness (arnica), feels perfectly tranquil with no complaints; slow pulse; stroke after a fright, emotional excitement and passes out; bowel obstructions (#1 in babies where bowels shut down-hasn’t a stool in several days.), especially if bowels or bladder shuts down.; confused mind, may panic, and be hypersensitive to light and noise; sleeplessness from stroke or coma; paralysis or loss of function. Opium has a duskier face in contrast to Belladonna which has a brighter fed flushed face and dilated pupils.

Sulphuricum Acid – to absorb blood clots if Arnica isn’t working; tremor, weakness, exhaustion; speech, long term paralysis is partially reversible with permanent blood flow stoppage; flushes of heat and cold sweat; contractures of arms and legs.

Chronic effects from stroke
Baryta carb – cerebral arterial sclerosis with brain anemia symptoms; premature senility, since stroke have regressed and aces childlike; must be totally taken care of and are simple minded, must relearn eating; memory loss after stroke; loss of intellectual reasoning; attached to certain objects, childish behavior; weak minded, worse after mental exertion; history of severe arterial sclerosis.

Bothrops – right-sided stroke with diagonal course of symptoms; hemiplegic; paralysis of one arm or one leg only; thrombosis; inability to articulate without any affection of the tongue.

Causticum – speech problems after a stroke or a total loss of speech, slurred speech, stuttering, all since stroke; right-sided paralysis; coldness of single parts of muscle groups.

Crotalus horr – complementary to Lachesis only right-sided paralysis, loss of speech, convulsions since a stroke; worse from loss of sleep causes convulsions, spasms; key is headaches-wave sensation, then headaches, retinal hemorrhage, detached retina; history of bleeding or tendency to bleed; hemophilia or other bleeding diseases.

Gelsemium – dizzy, drowsy, droopy, dumb since stroke with visual and speech problems since stroke; double vision; internal shaking.

Kali brom – schizophrenia, insomnia, insanity, persecution complex; severe insomnia.

Lachesis – due to blood clots from heart with valve problems; high blood pressure (Nat Mur is top remedy); alcoholism; left-sided paralysis and incoherent speech; history of suppressed discharges, implosion reaction, menses was suppressed, cauterizes nosebleeds, hysterectomy, then pressure builds up and hemorrhages in the brain, something has to blow; blood pressure of 220 to 260, high blood pressure from anger or drinking, rage or manic depression with wild look in their face; schizophrenia; worse from heat, going to sleep or waking; hot rooms cause blood to rush to head and they have a stroke; left-sided paralysis; slurred speech. Since a stroke they are sensitive to heat.

Naja – left-sided, valvular heart disease, control of sphincters lost; feeling of intoxication, loss of power over limbs, unable to speak; loss of speech, swallowing, and or lip movement.

Phosphorus – left-sided; craves ice cold drinks; hemorrhage, tendency to nose bleeds, then strokes; paralytic weakness and numbness, tingling and burning.

Plumbum metallicum – stroke more right-sided; spastic paralysis, wrist or foot drop where they don’t function any more; emaciation or withering of limbs after a stroke.

Strychninum phos – used extensively in past anemia of spinal cord; paralysis, burning, aching and weakness of the spine; twitching, stiffness, weakness and loss of power.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Buerger’s Disease Natural Remedies

Buerger’s disease is an inflammation of the arteries and veins of the hands and feet that cause pain and damage. It is seen predominantly in men in their twenties through forties, and is found in men from the Middle East. It is caused most likely from a genetic predisposition but mostly from heavy tobacco smoking. It is seen with clots and damage to the veins and arteries. Buerger’s is similar to Raynaud’s but the hands don’t always change colors and it is not a circulatory problem it is a vascular inflammation problem.

The medical field may use blood thinners, anti-inflammatory drugs and circulatory drugs that all have side effects and may only temporarily provide relief.

The natural viewpoint is to stop the tobacco smoking that is causing most of the problems, then use natural methods to restore vascular health.

Change your diet by first eliminating tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea, and processed and fast foods.

Natural Supplements for Buerger’s include:

Grape seed extract (200mg per day) for connective tissue health.

CoQ10 (400mg per day) – for circulatory health.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Buerger’s Disease

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Use Dong qui and Dan shen or even better equal parts of all these herbs.

Herb singles:

Dong quai improves blood flow and helps reduce congestion; anti-inflammatory; often used with Dan shen.

Dan shen (salvia miltorrhiza) has research which is shown to have a strong effect on the coronary circulation. Also used for people recovering from a heart attack.

Hawthorn berries, leaves and flowers strengthen nerves, veins and arteries.

Horse chestnut is anti-inflammatory for veins and arteries as well as for hemorrhoids and varicose veins.


Cell Salts to Help with Buerger’s Disease

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#1 Calc fluor 6X – connective tissue integrity
#4 Ferr phos 6X – inflammation
#12 Silicea 6X – connective tissue integrity


Buerger’s Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Arsenicum album – restlessness with burning pains; tingling; better from warm applications.

Cactus – painful finger, tingling icy cold hands; hands soft, feet swollen.

Crotalus horr – phlebitis, paralysis especially of left side; hands feel dead, trembling, swollen; worse cold.

Dulcamara – paralyzed limbs, cold in bones feeling; sweating on hands and fingers; worse cold damp wet weather.

Lachesis – worse left side; toes feel broken, sweaty cold feet; trembling, tingling, prickling of left hand.

Secale – tingling, numbness, prickling, spasms, icy coldness of limbs; fingers feel fuzzy; varicose ulcers or even gangrene.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Neuropathy Natural Remedies

Neuropathy, troubles pertaining to nerves, is also commonly known as diabetic neuropathy, or peripheral neuropathy, although other people may have neuropathy symptoms of tingling and numbness of the fingers, toes or legs, inability to experience touch without pain, and possible feelings of cold, burning or pain in the fingers, hands, feet or legs. Because of the pain, there may be a reduced sense of balance and coordination. The person may also experience pain and cramping in muscles.

It has been shown that 60% of all diabetics have neuropathy. In diabetics the cause is excess sugar in the blood, whether consumption of sugars is high or there is poor blood sugar control. Contributing factors may include medications and vitamin deficiencies.

Peripheral neuropathy can have the same symptoms, yet the causes may be somewhat different from diabetic neuropathy. The leading causes of peripheral neuropathy are statin drugs (for cholesterol), some blood pressure meds as well as some antibiotics, including a leading factor of Vitamin B deficiency, specifically B-1 (thiamine) and B-12  (in the form of Methylcobalamin).

Other less common causes of neuropathy may be hypothyroidism (low thyroid), infections, auto-immune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, or even some types of cancer.

Modern medicine may use opiate pain relievers (addictive and dangerous), anti-depressants, or anti-convulsion medications. These medications, while somewhat effective to alleviate symptoms of neuropathy, often don’t address the cause and may add to the toxic burden on the liver.

Natural solutions for neuropathy include examining a person’s medications, with their doctor, to look for drug causes or other more serious conditions. Most commonly, there is a vitamin deficiency and a lack of blood sugar control (diabetics).

Nutrition for Neuropathy
Start with 100 milligrams of Vitamin B-1 and 2000 micrograms of Methylcobalamin in conjunction with the following herb, cell salt and homeopathic remedies for neuropathy. Other nutrients should include about 400 milligrams of Alpha Lipoic acid as a powerful antioxidant containing blood sugar normalizing properties.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Neuropathy

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Cayenne cream or ointment (Dr. Christopher’s or other) – on affected areas for relief of neuropathy symptoms.

Gogi berries, a handful a day, eaten over several weeks may help to repair nerves.

A combination of the following herbs may prove helpful to strengthen and repair the nerves.

California poppy is used to calm nerve pains, and is anti-spasmodic as well, soothes nervousness and anxiety, and is mildly sedating.

Corydalis – diffuses energy to relieve pain better than most herbal products (without creating an addiction). It also helps with spasms and nerves.

Passion flower is an excellent nervine (for nerve calming and repair), and calming for the heart and nervous system.

Lobelia is primarily antispasmodic for the nerves, and both digestive and respiratory systems.

Prickly ash bark is used in small quantities to make herbal formulas work better. It is stimulant, and helps circulation and blood supply to the nerves.


Cell Salts to Help with Neuropathy

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#6 Kali phos 6X – for calming nerves nerve and repair
#9 Nat mur 6X – neuropathy from stress or grief
#12 Silicea 6X – for connective tissue weakness


Neuropathy Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Rhus tox (#1 Homeopathic for neuropathy) – pain and neuropathy symptoms worse at change of weather or in cold damp conditions, and while resting. Sensation as if walking on needles, burning, and cold water. Stiffness while resting, pain on first movement but better from continued motion. (Tin Man Remedy)

Aconite – numbness and tingling, especially left arm; shooting pains; icy coldness; limbs feel lame, bruised, heavy and numb; hot hands, cold feet; twitching; weak, lax, lame tendons.

Arsenicum album – severe weakness of limbs, twitching, spasms, heaviness; atrophy; sciatica; burning pains; restless feet, cramps, neuritis; person is restless and tidy, perfectionist; symptoms better from warmth.

Belladonna – right-sided throbbing pains; jerking, cramping, heaviness; paralytic cold limbs; tottering gait; weakness; involuntary limping; convulsions; distortions of muscles.

Hypericum – nerve pains crawling, tingling, burning pains, numbness; neuralgia; sciatica; cramps in calves.

Mercurius vivus – weakness and pains, especially at night; bone pains; trembling of hands with stiffness; fingers numb; temperature sensitive (very small temperature range of comfort).

Nux vomica – nervous irritability; cramps and spasms; weakness of liver; desires for stimulants; crawling sensation under skin; loss of strength in feet; digestive complaints, food sits like a rock in the stomach.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Retina Eye Natural Remedies

The retina is the most back part of the eye that identifies and is sensitive to light. When the light hits the retina, photoreceptors cause a chemical change in the rods and cones to send messages to the brain. Retina problems can come from several causes, from mechanical injuries or diseases such as diabetes. It may also come from lack of circulation or oxygen.

Medical treatments for retina problems include surgery, laser treatments, and more. They are often successful, but not always.

Natural treatments can be used with other therapies and medicines. I have seen some amazing results. Use medical diagnostics and symptoms for best results. The natural therapies are safe and will not interfere with other therapies.

For good eye nutrition, use a whole-food natural vitamin from New Chapter. The absorption is better with this type of supplement. Always eliminate tobacco as it reduces circulation and damages cells. Severely reduce alcohol to one or two drinks a week as it damages the liver which is our primary detoxification mechanism. Coffee or black tea contains alkaloids that stress the liver and kidneys. Sodas reduce calcium and have too much sugar or artificial sweeteners that may be toxic.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Retina Problems

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Pycnogenol – helpful for general vision problems and is a powerful anti-oxidant.

Bilberry – circulation for a healthy retina

Chamomile – anti-inflammatory as well as a digestion aid.


Cell Salts to Help with Retina Problems

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#1 Calc fluor 6X – to maintain tissue integrity
#11 Nat sulph 6X – liver health
#12 Silicea 6X – improve connective tissue


Retina Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

General Homeopathics for retina problems

Arnica montana – detachment; blow to head; from injuries; swelling behind retina.

Aurum metallicum – central vision diminished; upper half dark; opacities on cornea.

Agaricus (also Bovista, Phosphorus, Tabacum) – optic nerve degeneration: #1 for eye twitches and facial tics, frostbite, and delirium remedy; nervous twitches; retinal problems.

Belladonna – pinpoint hemorrhages; stroke; injuries; vision blue hazy; red.

China (Cinchona) – anemia of retina (too pail; not enough blood.

Conium – oversensitivity to light; deep in eye; weakness of vision.

Crotalus horr – right-sided hemorrhages.

Ferrum phos – anemia of retina (too pale; not enough blood).

Gelsemium – gooey inflammation of the retina; double vision when looking sideways during pregnancy; toxic protein buildup especially during pregnancy (toxemia); dimness of vision; injury.

Lachesis – left-sided hemorrhages.

Phosphorus – retinal hemorrhages; green halo about lights; detached retina; especially for diabetic retinopathy; letters appear red; oversensitive, fears of the dark.

Retinal atrophy – when the retina gets old and wrinkles and causes vision problems

Carboneum sulph – central vision diminished; myopia; optic neuritis; reading causes tearing; quivering eyelids.

Cina – dilated pupils, photophobia; ciliary muscle spasms; eyestrain with headaches; pains when reading; spots on cornea; possible parasites; nervous people.

Kali iodatum – puffy, burning, watering eyes; inflammation of the iris; pustules on cornea; constant oscillations of eyeball; photophobia; winking is painful; lower eyelid twitch.

Phosphorus – retinal hemorrhages; green halo about lights; detached retina; especially for diabetic retinopathy; letters appear red; oversensitive, fears of the dark.

Sanicula – tears in the cold open air or cold applications; eyes burn with a sticky fluid; ulcerated cornea; dim sight; photophobia.

Tabacum – heat and burning in eyes; pupils dilated; retina retains image too long; cornea covered with mucus; squinting and cross-eyed; digestive problems.

Vanadium – neuro-retinitis and blindness; opacity; arcus senilis (opaque ring round the edge of the cornea, seen in old people); paralysis of optic nerve; with weakness and indigestion.

Retinal detachment – when the retina peels off the back of the eye

Phosphorus (#1 Homeopathic for Detached retina) – retinal hemorrhages; green halo about lights; detached retina; especially for diabetic retinopathy; letters appear red; oversensitive, fears of the dark.

Crotalus horr (#2 Homeopathic for Detached Retina) – right-sided; dry burning with tears; ciliary neuralgia; retinal hemorrhages; sensitive to low light.

Apis mellifica – myopia; allergic puffy eyes; hot tears; photophobia; sudden piercing pains.

Lachesis – left-sided; intra ocular hemorrhages (bleeding within the eye); detached retina or bleeding; photophobia; sensitive to tight clothes.

Strychninum – hot, painful, protruding, staring; pupils dilated; spastic constriction of eye muscles; twitching and trembling of eye lids; sparks before eyes.

Retinitis – inflammation of the retina that affects vision

Arsenicum album – burning in the eyes with hot acrid tears; corneal ulceration; photophobia; pupils contracted or dilated; restlessness; better from heat.

Calcarea carb – tears in mornings and open air; spots and ulcers on cornea; dilation of pupils; eyes sensitive to light; can’t read in low light; eye fatigue; tendency to obesity.

Gelsemium – gooey inflammation of the retina; double vision when looking sideways during pregnancy; toxic protein buildup especially during pregnancy (toxemia); dimness of vision; injury.

Kalmia – stiff, drawing sensation when moving eyes; pains increased by moving the eyes; stiff eyelids; rheumatic inflammation of the iris; worse evenings and open air.

Lachesis – left-sided; intra ocular hemorrhages (bleeding within the eye); detached retina or bleeding; photophobia; sensitive to tight clothes.

Mercurius solubis – burning acrid discharges; inflammation of the iris; retinitis worse by firelight and at night; pupils dilated; burning in eyes; photophobia; sensitive to temperature.

Phosphorus – retinal hemorrhages; green halo about lights; detached retina; especially for diabetic retinopathy; letters appear red; oversensitive, fears of the dark.

Plumbum met – pupils contracted; optic neuritis; central vision diminished; glaucoma; paralysis of upper eyelids.

Prunus – ciliary neuralgia; shooting like lightning through the brain to the back part of the head; sudden pain in eyeball as if it would burst, better by tearing; irido-choroiditis (inflammation of the iris and vascular coating between the sclera and the retina); opacity of vitreous humor.

Sulphur – feels like wand in eye; heat and burning in eyes; corneal ulceration; photophobia, worse from heat; retinitis cause by overuse of eyes; vision like black gauze or motes before eyes; halo around lights; intellectual, messy people.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card