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

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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

Stroke Prevention Natural Remedies

The warning signs of stroke are dizziness, pressure on the chest, headaches, sleep disturbances, irritability and exhaustion. This is the time to change your lifestyle and diet patterns.

Causes of stroke
Lifestyle suited to strokes are being over 40 years old, obesity, stressful life, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis (cardiovascular disease), smoking, moderate to heavy drinking (over 5 drinks a week), and coffee or black tea consumption (over 1 cup a day).

Medical perspective is to moderate the lifestyle but may include antidepressants that can calm stress (but they have side effects and reduce the quality of life). They may also use other drugs to regulate blood pressure (more side effects and toxicity). They will likely prescribe statin drugs to reduce cholesterol but that has side effects of its own.

Natural perspective for stroke prevention is that there is an imbalance in the body. It is an opportunity to look in the mirror and take stock of your life and make some changes so you don’t end up dead, or worse in a nursing home or on disability. The following are ideas to help you find health and peace in your life. Why not feel good mentally, physically and emotionally? Find a way to laugh and love life. Walk at least 10 minutes a day.

For serious stroke prevention, change your diet now to eliminate tobacco, alcohol, coffee, soda, and fast foods. That will help 80% of the there. Remember to eat three meals a day with protein. Incorporate more fruits and vegetables.

Supplements, the 2 must-haves for stroke prevention are:

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.

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 Stroke Prevention

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

For stroke prevention these gentle herbs can be used daily to improve stress and protect cardiovascular health; one capsule of each 2 times a day or mix and match.

Rosemary to provide cardio health, arterial strength and better memory.

Melissa to regulate nerves and stress condition and may help on irregular heartbeat.

Hawthorn berries act as a nerve relaxant, mildly on blood pressure and is a tonic for the heart.

Gingko strengthens veins and arteries as well as improves memory and circulation.


Cell Salts to Help with Stroke Prevention

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.

This formula may be taken over a long period of time.

#6 Kali phos 6X – to reduce stress, nerve support
#9 Nat mur 6X – digestion, emotions
#11 Nat sulph 6X – supports the liver, cholesterol regulation


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

TIA Natural Remedies

Transitory or transientischemic attacks are also called mini-strokes. There can be noticed, or go unnoticed and cause problems from lack of blood flow and oxygen to the brain. TIAs can be a forerunner to a major stroke but not always so. It is a warning sign to change your lifestyle.

The warning signs of stroke are dizziness, pressure on the chest, headaches, sleep disturbances, irritability and exhaustion.

Medical perspective is to moderate the lifestyle but may include antidepressants that can calm stress (but they have side effects and reduce the quality of life). They may also use other drugs to regulate blood pressure (more side effects and toxicity). They will likely prescribe statin drugs to reduce cholesterol but that has side effects of its own.

Natural perspective is that there is an imbalance in the body. It is an opportunity to look in the mirror and take stock of your life and make some changes so you don’t end up dead, or worse in a nursing home or on disability. The following are ideas to help you find health and peace in your life. Why not feel good mentally, physically and emotionally? Find a way to laugh and love life. Walk at least 10 minutes a day.

For serious stroke prevention, change your diet now to eliminate tobacco, alcohol, coffee, soda, and fast foods. That will help 80% of the there. Remember to eat three meals a day with protein. Incorporate more fruits and vegetables.

Natural supplements, the 2 must-haves are:

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.

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 TIA

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

These gentle herbs can be used daily to improve stress and protect cardiovascular health; use one capsule of each 2 times a day or mix and match.

Rosemary to provide cardio health, arterial strength and better memory.

Melissa to regulate nerves and stress condition and may help on irregular heartbeat.

Hawthorn berries act as a nerve relaxant, mildly on blood pressure and is a tonic for the heart.

Gingko strengthens veins and arteries as well as improves memory and circulation.


Cell Salts to Help with TIA

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.

This formula may be taken over a long period of time.

#6 Kali phos 6X – to reduce stress, nerve support
#9 Nat mur 6X – digestion, emotions
#11 Nat sulph 6X – supports the liver, cholesterol regulation


Transient Ischemic Attack Homeopathics

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.

Involve the person in physical and positive activities. Use their constitution. Temporary loss of oxygen to parts of the brain is an early warning sign of stroke.

Arnica – acute attacks; blood pressure to the head and ice cold extremities and an oppressive feeling; face is very red and swollen.

Causticum – the person shows signs of limb weakness, has speech disturbances and is sensitive to cold; depressive attitude is improved with wet, rainy weather.

Cuprum metallicum – with the beginning of contractures with cramping and drawing of the affected extremities.

Gelsemium – for older people with residual lameness and weakness of the afflicted side; may have trembling and double vision.

Lachesis – the unconsciousness fades; lameness of particularly of the left side.

Opium – deep comas; breathing is strenuous; eyes have no reaction, the pupils are small or very wide, no light reactions; pulse is slow, large and strong; highly recommended remedy for a long-lasting coma.

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