Natural Remedies, Symptoms Diet for ADHD & ADD

Attention deficit hyperactive disorder or ADHD affects children as well as adults. Symptoms include dysfunctional behaviors such as poor concentration, difficulty in school, impulsiveness, and erratic emotions.

Natural remedies help support the imbalances in the nervous system. Treatments include behavior modification, special diet, flower essences, essential oils, herbs, and other natural remedies for ADHD symptoms.

Medical treatment for ADHD often uses drugs made of stimulants that may stunt the growth of a child, exhaust the nervous system, and become addictive along with all the other side effects.

Homeopathic remedies for ADHD are more successful when used in combination with nervine herbs. Specific herbs calm overall tension.

ADHD symptoms, dietHomeopathy for ADHD is very specific to each child; homeopathic remedies are compatible with conventional treatment. One challenge in finding the right homeopathic remedy for a specific child with ADHD is discovering the child’s personality underneath the “drug facade.” Improvement, while using homeopathy for ADHD, can still be seen while children are on medication. A second challenge is reducing drugs slowly, one at a time, under your doctor’s supervision.

Improvement in the symptoms of ADHD may be seen in minutes, hours, days, weeks, or months. You may need to try several homeopathic remedies for ADHD, maybe several at the same time, and use them for 1 to 2 months each.

Diet for ADHD

In a diet for ADHD it is helpful to change the diet for the entire family, not just the child. Refer to Dr. Christopher’s Mucusless Diet. Be prepared for resistance for the first couple of weeks and then a very pleasing improvement thereafter. Remember sugar and other carbohydrates create nervousness and instability in both children and adults. Also, a lack of good oils such as fish and flax oil or too much of rancid, bad oils, like those in French fries, can cause mental weakness and worsen the problem. In summary, avoid sugar and bad oils and make sure there are enough good oils in a healthy diet for ADHD.

Supplements are helpful when used along with the Natural Healing Protocol below. DHA – a fish oil extract, is helpful, but must be taken over a several-month period. Also use a good Vitamin B-complex that feeds the nerves.

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 ADHD

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

Herb combinations:

Dave’s Positive Mind Formula – liquid drops used by many mothers to help their children calm down, and for focus

Dave’s Mood Formula – herbs used traditionally to calm and nourish nerves

Herb singles:

Avena sativa (Oat straw) – calm and nourish the nerves

Kava kava – when there is anxiety issues

Melissa (Lemon balm) – calming stress

Passion flower – calming and focusing

St. John’s wort – anti-viral as well as nerve calming


Cell Salts to Help ADHD

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.

#2 Calc Phos 6X – irritability
#6 Kali Phos 6X – nerve support, depression
#9 Nat Mur 6X – from grief
#12 Silicea 6X – too timid


ADHD 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.

Baryta carb – associated with autistic-type behavior. Plays by themselves, hides with strangers. Chronic glandular swelling. Fearful and feels picked on. Seeks protection of teachers.

Calcerea phos – very irritable and picky children. May have growing pains in leg bones. Love to travel. Whiny and overwhelmed. They are bored and have a negative attitude.

Carcinosin – sensitive and timid. Parents have high expectations. Very sensitive to criticism. Loves dancing and excitement. Obsessively clean.

Chamomilla – digestive complaints, unhappy and irritable, inconsolable. Teething complaints. Defiant. Doesn’t’ want to be touched. Unpredictable behavior.

Cina – very irritable, has parasite signs of picking nose, dark circles under eyes, hits or is physically abusive to parents and siblings. Can’t stand still and may have convulsive attacks. Doesn’t want to be touched. Screams when unhappy.

Hyoscyamus – silly, obnoxious behavior. Violent toward younger children. Jealous, suspicious, and has lots of fears. May have a sexual component where they touch their genitals. Swears easily. Talks excessively, manipulative, lying, lots of fears.

Lycopodium – has low self-esteem. Is low from 4 to 8 pm. Gassy with digestive disturbances. Treats superiors with respect and inferiors with abuse (kick-the-dog syndrome).

Medorrhinum – violent especially toward animals. Reckless and impulsive. Fears monsters at night. Has temper tantrums, sexual tendencies. Sleeps on their stomach. Craves orange juice or sour things.

Natrum mur – the little adult that shows very little emotion despite being very sensitive. Dry skin, craves salt. This is often from some deep grief. Wants to be alone.

Stramonium – victim of physical abuse; afraid of water and dogs. Bully behavior; makes animal noises; wild-eyed–looks possessed. They can also exhibit tics.

Sulphur – unafraid of anyone, including adults. Is precocious and wants to dismantle objects, and is a dare-devil. Body is hot; throws off the covers at night. Often has skin problems.

Tuberculinum – history of respiratory illnesses. Can’t focus, malicious behavior. Doesn’t respond to punishments. Seeks revenge. Grinds teeth at night.

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

Alzheimer’s Natural Remedies

Symptoms of Alzheimer’s start when a person forgets names, places, and where they put their keys with personality changes and impulsive behaviors; it progresses to forgetting events recently or in the past; lastly people are not remembered, frustration sets in, doors are left open, the stove is left on, and they can’t remember where they are. It also includes poor judgment.

Causes of Alzheimer’s include protein deposits in the brain, heavy metal toxicity, poor nutrition habits, drugs, advanced syphilis, strokes, brain tumors, aluminum poisoning, and amyloidal protein depletion.

For Alzheimer’s modern medicine uses several medications with various results and toxic side effects. Then a person is usually institutionalized.

Diet – remember to remove tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea, sodas, and refined foods.

Supplements helpful for Alzheimer’s include Alpha lipoic acid at 400 – 600 mg a day which provides antioxidant protection; Acetyl-l-Carnitine at 200 to 300 mg a day for brain cell stabilization; Fish oils (salmon) at 6000 mg a day as an anti-inflammatory and brain protector.

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 Alzheimer’s

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

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

Bacopa – nerve exhaustion, chronic fatigue, brain herb.

Gingko – herb for Alzheimer’s to help brain circulation as well as antioxidant, for memory.

Holy basil – known from Ayurvedic practice as the mind cleanser. It is also an adaptogen that helps the adrenals as well as the entire endocrine system.

Sage – improves digestion, anti-inflammatory.


Cell Salts to Help with Alzheimer’s

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 – brain tissue hardness
#6 Kali phos 6X – to repair brain cells from nervousness and stress
#10 Nat phos 6X – for reducing acidity in the brain


Alzheimer’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.

Hyoscyamus (#1 Homeopathic for Alzheimer’s) – behavior after loss of memories; touching; gestures with fingers, hands; loss of sexual inhibitions; jealous, suspicious, accusing others, agitated, belligerent, hostile, paranoid; person is either passive or manic.

Alumina – loss of memory, confusion as to the identity, inability to recognize relatives, lost in well-known streets; constipation and dry skin; sunken features; losing physical control of body; eye hand coordination- slow response to nervous stimuli; can be bed ridden.

Anacardium – Alzheimer’s when person grumbles and complains continuously, pacing, angry, obstinate, contrary (Lil tig), swearing, cussing, accusing, hostile, huffy, irritable; total loss of memory, amnesia, loss of identity, doesn’t recognize others; people are taking from them (Ars alb), taking their money, their savings, or putting them in an institution; hypoglycemic, feed them and they calm down; history of abuse, suppressed anger; history of family of alcoholism; short periods of lucidity (3 or 4 days a month) and then relapse-sudden loss and return.

Arsenicum album – restlessness, pacing the floor; anxiety about money (people are going to take their money), miserly, selfish; panic, put me into an old folks home, lose trust in family and friends; wringing hands; smoking, restless hands; fears catching colds and infections.

Baryta carb – Alzheimer remedy after stroke, from injuries or brain damage; regression to childish states, behaving like a child; needs favorite blanket or doll, insecure; lost all intellectual functions, can feed themselves; swollen glands, history of infections. Can palliate or reverse Alzheimer symptoms.

Baryta mur – the Baryta with no swollen glands; use if Baryta carb stopped working or didn’t work; especially for swollen tonsils and chronic tonsillitis and sore throats, suppurative tonsillitis.

Conium – softening and drying up of the brain, loss of memory; senility with history of grief.

Kali brom – imbecility, mania, schizophrenic behavior, major epilepsy; chronic severe insomnia.

Kali phos 6X – preventative for 2 years (in old books) is best as a preventative or early stages of senility; use for lack of symptoms; weak memory in sixties or seventies or in nervous persons.

Lycopodium – premature senility; at age 45 looks 65 years old; brain function looks like early deterioration; classic symptoms of Alzheimer’s with other symptoms of gas, bloating, and problems worse on right side.

Picric acid – brain fatigue with total loss of memory from mental overexertion; students take before exams; chemical burns.

Staphysagria (inter current between Anacardium and Hyoscyamus) – Alzheimer’s with anger, belligerence, history of abuse, suppressed anger (staph, anac); loss of memory after argument; chronic anger where fights lead to loss of memory; rotate hyos, staph, and anac.

Sulphur – Alzheimer’s in a ragged philosopher with deterioration of the brain; weird ideas, imagination, goes into senility, inventor that never made it; rambling, staring at the wall and talking nonsense; over work of the brain; shows no concern for personal appearance, no bathing.

Zincum phos – brain fog; sleeplessness; epilepsy.

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

Anger Management Natural Remedies

Anger is the state of mind that reflects an emotional sensitivity. It is caused from emotional sensitivity or weakness or damage to the liver. This can happen from foods and poor dietary habits, pollution and most commonly from almost all medications.

Common over the counter pain relievers are the most frequent offenders. Physical symptoms can also involve digestive problems, high blood pressure and can come from stress.

The medical field may treat anger issues with counseling and various medications such as anti-depressants and other drugs that may have a temporary effect but rarely treats the cause.

The natural perspective is that anger is an emotional imbalance that when properly helped by feeding the liver and heart, a person can find joy and balance in life.

For anger issues in woman due to hormonal imbalance.

Dietary concerns are spicy and sour foods feed anger as well as stimulants and dietary imbalances. Eliminate liver stressors such as tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea, caffeine, and sodas.

Simply, eat non-stimulating foods such as a vegetarian diet.

Supplements that aid the liver are NAC (N-acetyl-cysteine), glutathione and magnesium would be helpful with the herbs, cell salt and homeopathics. Also carefully consider a good counselor to help guide you through releasing anger.

Download Class Notes for Anger Management.

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 Anger Management

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

The herbs for relieving anger are generally liver or heart herbs. The liver herbs also address digestive problems. If you get angrier with some of the following liver herbs, then change the herb, or use less as not to aggravate the liver. Healing the heart energy will also rejuvenate the liver energy when liver herbs fail to produce a positive result.

Liver herbs

Dave’s Liver Formula – calms the liver energy.

Dandelion root – gentle and effective liver support and cleanser.

Milk thistle – one of the most effective herbs for liver damage and support.

Schizandra – an adaptogen for liver, respiratory, and adrenal glands.

Cordyceps – superb liver adaptogen, athletic performance and adrenal restorer.

St. John’s wort – known for its anti-depressant qualities is actually great for the liver and the nervous system. (Do not use with antidepressant drugs)

 Heart Herbs

Dave’s Positive Mind Formula – calms the heart and mind.

Hawthorn berries – heart tonic rich in antioxidants and cardiovascular, nerve, and antioxidant support.


Cell Salts to Help with Anger

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 work at an energetic and cellular level to treat organs and unbalanced energy. With cell salt we use a combination for best effects.

#2 Calc phos 6X – shy, insecure, irritable, and for children with growing pains.
#7 Kali sulph 6X – liver support, liver spots.
#9 Nat mur 6X – anger and isolation, doesn’t like to be consoled; craves salt.


Anger 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.

Homeopathics are uniquely specific for individuals. Match the symptoms with the individual and see some incredible results. Most homeopathics address liver weakness but will address other organ imbalances and energetic weaknesses.

Bryonia – ailments from anger with anxiety; silent grief; with violence; when answering questions; also in children; when contradicted; worse evenings; from headaches; when frustrated; red face.

Chamomilla – ailments from anger with anxiety; with grief; irritability, yells; children want to be held but refuses things offered; from suppressed menses; digestive issues; with anxiety; coffee increases anger; with red face; with trembling.

Hepar sulph – anger from noise; from pains; with temper tantrums; from slight annoyances; could do violence to others; very sensitive to cold winds; infections.

Lachesis – ailments from anger; cant stand anything tight around neck; fears of snakes; jealous; easily angry; from disappointed love; temper tantrums; from frustration; can cause violence.

Nux vomica – aliments from anger;  worse from stimulants; #1 liver remedy; with fright and silent grief; can be violent; with anxiety; often seen in children with stomachaches; from fright; worse mornings; wakes up irritable.

Aconite – anger from shock or a fright.

Anacardium – anger with violence; cursing; unable to emotionally connect.

Aurum metallicum – from business or financial worries or failures; also may feel depressed or suicidal.

Causticum – anger from world injustices; warts on hands or face; tendon problems.

Cina – anger in children with hyperactivity or intestinal parasites; grinds teeth.

Coffea cruda – where the mind is overactive and prevents sleep.

Colocynthis – anger from intestinal upsets or anger causes him to double over in pain.

Ignatia – anger with not wanting to be consoled; sighs from stress of grief.

Kali carb – anger with irritability; this person has a black and white mentality and doesn’t tolerate others; weakness.

Mercurius solubis (or Mercurius vivus) – anger with emotional sensitivity; temperature sensitive person.

Nitricum acid – has also a negative attitude; pains have a splinter-like sensation.

Petroleum – with skin problems such as eczema; worse in winter.

Sepia – anger with hormonal issues; skin issues; low sex drive; feels unattached to family.

Staphysagria – anger from being abused or in a frustrating or abusive situation; may have chronic urinary tract infections.

Sulphur – anger with an intellectual disposition; untidy person; fearless; skin problems; hot feet at night.

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

Natural Remedies for Anorexia

In anorexia, it is mostly women who starve themselves for a variety of reasons. It affects up to 2% of the American population. Anorexia often starts at puberty but may begin at any time. It is a modern disorder and can be life threatening.

Signs of anorexia

  • Abnormal weight loss
  • Obsession about food
  • Wears baggy clothes
  • Menstrual disorders or loss
  • Fatigue
  • Mood swings hair loss
  • Feels cold
  • Avoids social situations
  • Drug-alcohol problems
  • Obsessive exercising
  • Thyroid problems
  • Serotonin disorders
  • Can’t look in a  mirror
  • Skin problems
  • Heart palpitations
  • Constipation
  • Low blood pressure
  • Depression

Causes of anorexia are not always know but could stem from poor self esteem, unrealistic body expectation from self or family. They may feel depressed, worthless, suicidal, or have guilt with religious delusions. Anorexia may be a poor defensive mechanism to control their own life. There might be a poor mother-daughter relationship. Anorexia can also be used as a coping mechanism for deeper psychological problems.

From the medical view of anorexia, a person may need hospital stays when symptoms become life threatening. The person then needs an evaluation. Psychotherapy is almost always required. Anti-depressant medication (which may cause other problems) could be recommended. Typically, 30% of all anorexia patients do not recover.

From the natural perspective anorexia is a serious psychological problem which brings potent physical problems that can become life threatening. A person with anorexia NEEDS a COUNSELOR along with nutritional, herbal, and homeopathic medicines. The results can be quite good with using several natural supplements together. Initial help for anorexia may need to correct constipation, menstrual or digestive disorders. Diet must be addressed.

As for lifestyle, get counseling to help you to recover a healthy diet and a reason to enjoy life.

Diet is extremely important as many anorexics consume less than 500 calories a day. Someone who is active needs around 100 grams of protein per day. Even if the calories are low the protein needs to stay high to avoid muscle loss. The rule is to have protein at each meal.

Do the obvious of avoiding alcohol, tobacco, coffee, sodas, black tea and refined sugar.

Natural supplements for anorexia include using a good liquid multi-vitamin every day. Use digestive enzymes at meals as well as a good probiotic. Take 50 mg of Zinc as a most important supplement. You can have protein shakes at various times of the day.

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 Anorexia

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

Herbs can be quite helpful in anorexia to stimulate appetite, calm nerves and build the blood. Use a combination of the following herbs for anorexia in capsule or liquid tincture (glycerin) for maximum benefit, and adjust as your condition improves. Therapeutic dose is equal to one capsule of each herb or 15 drops of an herbal tincture 3 times a day. Choose 3 of the herbs below:

St. John’s wort as an herb for anorexia helps calm the nerves and alleviate depression. (Do not if they are on antidepressants prescribed.)

Wild yam can help calm the nervous system and improve digestive function.

Eleutherococcus herb for anorexia helps to improve endocrine function, reduce stress, increase energy and improve adrenal function.

Dandelion root herb strengthens the liver and is rich in inulin which feeds the friendly bacteria in the digestive tract.


Cell Salts to Help with Anorexia

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 Ferr phos 6X – weakened and anemic conditions
#9 Nat mur 6X – people who isolate from grief or sadness
#12 Silicea 6X – weak pale person with translucent skin and hollow eyes


Anorexia 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.

When using Homeopathy it is essential to match personality and anorexia traits with the remedies. Results can be remarkable. You may see results in a week or up to several months. Use with other natural remedies.

Arsenicum album – anorexia; fastidious; FEARS DISEASE, GERMS, and DIRT; FEARS BEING POISONED; severe restlessness usually at night; in depleted stage they may have chronic fatigue; perfectionist person.

Hyoscyamus – anorexia and MANIA (religious); fears of being poisoned; bipolar; feels insane; voices or religions tell them not to eat; jealousy, envy; FEARS GETTING FAT; changeable from kissing mania to depressed worthless state; guilty of imaginary sins.

Ignatia – perfectionist person; anorexia with fear of becoming fat; HYSTERIA; loss of control of emotions; fainting; frustration; hysterical paralysis; twitches; extreme headaches; cause from grief or disappointment; then they are hard on themselves; hard to get a deep breath-SIGHS often.

Lycopodium – LOW SELF ESTEEM person who picks on others; anorexia from social fears; feels worse from 4 to 8 pm; digestive problems.

Natrum muriaticum – anorexia from grief or emotional oversensitivity; craves salt; isolates themselves; CHRONIC ANOREXIA; dry skin.

Phosphoric acid – grief with loss of appetite; EMACIATION; first is love loss, pining away while, then second comes depression, apologetic, feels dead inside; FLATNESS OF EMOTION; monotone with stoic face or appearance; grief from apathy with weight loss which can lead to diabetes or other chronic diseases; emotional exhaustion.

Platina – anorexia when obsessed by appearance; egocentric, arrogant and haughty; suppresses, denies the body; obsesses with food and SEXUALITY; alternation of symptoms with promiscuity, sexuality; religiosity; repression of sexuality builds desire; obsessive compulsive, may have multiple personalities; intense genital itching.

Pulsatilla – anorexia with worthlessness, person feels UNLOVED; fixed ideas of food; fear of gaining weight; gains weight easily-constantly weighting themselves (Puls, Ign, Nat mur); scanty menses; fixed ideas especially about food.

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

Natural Remedies for Anxiety

Anxiety and nervousness are symptoms of your body responding to stress. The medical community has put the name of General Anxiety Disorder or GAD to this. Millions of Americans experience anxiety each day. It helps them deal with a tense situation in the office, or keep focused on an important speech. In general, it helps one cope. But when anxiety and its anxiety natural remediessymptoms are in the forefront of your day, and all of life is affected, it is time to seek help.

Symptoms include the mind racing, worry, uneasiness, irritability, headaches, sweating, difficulty concentrating, heart palpitations, tightness of chest, shaking or internal trembling, need for frequent visits to the bathroom, insomnia or trouble getting to or staying asleep, nausea, exhaustion, or being on edge.

Causes come from a myriad of reasons: heredity, brain chemistry, or it could be a learned behavior due to some of life’s experiences. Some causes may come from the food we eat, the friends we hang out with, or the places we work. Using drugs or alcohol to calm or medicate are certain reasons for anxiety.

Modern medicine generally uses anti-depressants or Valium-like products to depress the nervous system. These drugs treat symptoms, not allowing the person to get to the cause of what is making them anxious, and have the ability to change. Side effects are numerous and anxiety and nervousnessinclude dependence, becoming hard for a person to stop. Also, many people feel emotionally and mentally numb when taking these medications which, again, doesn’t allow for working through the problem that is causing the anxiety.

From the natural perspective, anxiety is a combination of apprehension, nervousness, and restlessness which may be due to the causes above, or not being able to work through problems, or express individuality. Symptoms can be expressed psychologically or physically.

Natural healing begins by finding and treating the stresses in your life. While examining what is stressing you, nourishing your nervous system with natural supplements can go a long way to helping you calm down, have a clearer mind, and relieve the symptoms of anxiety.

Next, look to your diet, first eliminating fast foods, alcohol, tobacco, coffee, and black tea. Adding a liquid calcium-magnesium twice a day may be helpful to calm down nerves and relax muscles.

Then, exercise. Exercise is perhaps the safest and most effective method of managing stress. According to studies, exercise thwarts depression and anxiety by enhancing the body’s ability to respond to stress. It seems to give the body the opportunity to practice dealing with stress, and forces the body’s physiological systems to communicate much more closely than usual: The cardiovascular system communicates with the renal system, which communicates with the muscular system. All of these are controlled by the nervous system. This workout of the body’s communication system may be the true value of exercise; the more sedentary we get, the less efficient our bodies in responding to stress.

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 Anxiety

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

Herb combinations: Dave’s Mood Formula herbs traditionally used to help nourish and strengthen the nervous system. Formula: Melissa (Lemon balm), Hops, Mistletoe, Bitter Orange, Peppermint, and Valerian.

Dave’s Positive Mind Formula herbs traditionally used to calm the mind, help with pent up emotions, and lift the spirit. Formula: Radix Polygala Tennifoliae, Albizzia, Flos Lonicerae Japonicea, Red Sandalwood, Blue violet, Lavender, and Squawvine herb.

Herb singles:Hops – calming for those that internalize problems and have digestive upsets

Chamomile – anger, nervous digestion; works especially well for children with focus and attention problems

Passion flower – feeds the nerves, helps seizures, over-thinking, too many ideas that don’t go away

Lavender flower – helps to reduce stress and assists in digestion


Cell Salts to Help with Anxiety

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 – in all nervous conditions
#8 Mag phos 6X – muscular tension
#9 Nat mur 6X – anxiety from grief


Anxiety 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.

Argentum nit – Anticipation; anxiety for performing. Nervous, impulsive and hurried, yet timid and anxious. Fear of the future; fear of heights. Desires sweets. Better cool air, cold; worse apprehension, mental strain and worry.

Arsenicum album – Perfectionist, fastidious-have to have everything clean. Fear of death and disease, despair of recovery. Changes place continually, anguish and restlessness. Critical, irritable. Better warmth, motion, company; worse exertion, nighttime after midnight (11 pm to 2 am), periodically, cold damp weather.

Calcarea carb – Anxiety with palpitations. Gets out of breath easily, sweating is easy. Overworked and exhausted; worries about responsibilities and duties. Unable to apply himself, apathetic, apprehensive. Fears loss of reason, misfortune, and contagious diseases. Better dry climate; worse cold, pressure of clothes.

Kali arsenicosum – Anxiety and panic attacks. Anxiety about health. Palpitations with anxiety and fear. Restless, nervous. Face looks frightened and anxious. Worse touch, noise, cold feet, 1 am to 3 am.

Lycopodium – Apprehensive, indecisive. Fear of public speaking. Averse to undertaking new things, yet goes through with ease. Fear of breaking down under stress. Timidity. Awakes irritable and angry, sad and anxious. Better motion, warm food and drink; worse 4 to 8 pm, warm room, heat.

Nitricum Acidum – Pessimism (Arsenicum), but more depressed and critical. Irritable, hateful, unmoved by apologies. Anxiety about diseases, fear of death. Mind weak, no ideas. Better gliding motion, mild weather; worse touch, jarring, noise, cold air, hot weather.

Phosphorus – Anxious about being alone at twilight of ghosts, future, and thunderstorms. Anxious, timid and irresolute. Impressionable (what they read they believe). Over-sensitive to external impressions. Sociable. Wants sympathy, apathetic. Better cold food, eating, massage, sitting; worse touch, physical or mental exertion.

Pulsatilla – Changeable disposition, irresolute. Weeps easily, craves sympathy; fear of abandonment. Better cool, fresh, open air, gentle motion, erect posture; worse twilight, rich fatty foods, warm stuffy rooms.

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

Natural Remedies to help those Avoiding Eye Contact

The eyes are the windows to the soul. How we look at people and how we look at the world affects us mentally, physically and even spiritually. Children, as well as adults may have fear of closing their eyes or avoiding eye contact with others.

When children avoid eye contact it may also be a sign of some sort of autism or emotional problem. The medical field has few answers to this as most medications sedate the children, along with other side effects. Natural solutions help these children or people to relax and not be so shy.

Nutritional factors may include a magnesium deficiency. Use a liquid or powder magnesium. Increase dosage until the person has too loose a stool, and then back off.

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 those Avoiding Eye Contact

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

Melissa glycerin tincture – to calm the nervous system

Chamomile – nerve calming, improves digestive system

St. John’s wort – calming, antiviral


Cell Salts to Help those Avoiding Eye Contact

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 – calms nerves
#9 Nat mur 6X – want to be by themselves (alone)
#12 Silicea 6X – shy, thin, cold body


Avoiding Eye Contact 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.

There are also homeopathics for fear of closing eyes below.

Antimonium crud – is also very shy, fearful, quickly irritated, and aggressive; cries over every small thing; won’t answer questions, and begins to scream; eye contact drives them crazy and cries like crazy, calms down when is no longer looked upon; digestive problems.

Argentum nit – has all kinds of problems around people; adults have fear of open places, the child is pale, fears, and sweats; craves sweets; fear of heights; talks more when nervous.

Baryta carb – averts the eyes because of shyness and inferiority complex, hides behind parent’s legs; fears of strangers; developmental delay, hard to make decisions; enlarged glands.

Lycopodium – won’t face people because of low self esteem; fears people; respects adults but bullies a perceived socially inferior person; symptoms worse 4 to 8 pm with digestive problems.

Natrum mur – doesn’t hold the head straight because of neck weakness; eyes are shy and deep as the sea; seems to be like a little adult; wants to be by self when stressed; craves salt.

Pulsatilla – takes their time to get to know people and is not direct; looks indirectly and naively; cries easily and doesn’t want to be alone; gets whiny.

Silicea – small, thin, weak person who is shy, cold (body) and frequently sick; weak fingernails; may whisper to parent and not talk directly.

Staphysagria – won’t look at you because they have been abused or feel trapped in an unresolved family situation; may be quiet but can have anger outbursts or meltdowns, throwing things when angry.

Stramonium – caused as a victim of violence or has been traumatized from violence; full of rage and violent; has nightmares and screams out; strong fears of death, water, and to be alone.

Zincum met – doesn’t want to be seen because over-stimulated; over sensitive; complaining; confused, feels mentally dull; mistakes in speech and writing.

Fear to close the eyes

Argentum nit – fear to stumble, makes long strides; fear of heights; fears to talk in front of groups; craves sweets.

Calcarea carb – feels forgotten; fears his soul is lost; must squint, especially when dizzy and exhausted; fears of rodents and bad news; weak ankles, and head sweaty at night.

Lachesis – lost the intellectual sight; fear of impulsive behaviors; fears to be poisoned; talkative, jealous, hysterical reaction; can’t stand anything tight around the neck.

Theridion – fear of noises; dizzy sensation, feels strengthened when the eyes are closed.

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

Natural Bipolar (Manic Depressive) Remedies

Bipolar is the new term for manic depressive. It is considered a psychiatric disorder – please use this material along with professional help.

Manic-depressive, or bipolar, is an alternation of psychological states of depression – from mild to suicidal – and manic states where a person can feel almost high and can go without sleep for days at a time. This manic state can involve excessive sex or even shopping.

There is no known cause for bipolar; some people thing that it may be some psychological trauma such as divorce, rape, etc. Women experience this at childbirth and can seem to be a permanent PMS condition. It may also be suppressed anger or even side effects from some drugs.

Modern medicine treats manic depression using various drugs that suppress the emotions, and usually the sex drive. Many people go off and on the medications as they describe it makes them feel weird. This lends them in emergency rooms and doctor’s offices many times over. The medical field considers these people as incurable and that they must face a life of emotional numbness from drugs.

The natural viewpoint sees bipolar as those people having an imbalance that is caused by some sort of emotional trauma, nutritional deficiencies, and nerve weakness. Historically, Homeopathic doctors set up the first human sanatoriums for the emotionally challenged.

Your strategy should include (1), chose the right natural remedies; (2) use your natural remedies along with your medications; and (3) choose a healthcare professional that will help you to wean off your medications slowly as the natural ones “kick in” for longer lasting and even permanent results. Remember, using several remedies should give much better results than just taking one supplement.

What you can do is to first, be sure to have a good emotional support system; stay socially active. Next, be sure to eliminate tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea and sodas from your diet. It can have amazing results from changing your eating habits alone.

Natural Bipolar Supplements

Many people that have used Lithium as a medication successfully can often use Lithium Asportate. It is a fraction of a doctor’s dose (5 – 10 mg).

A whole-food B-Vitamin Complex used 3 times a day will fortify the nervous system. (Use brands such as New Chapter, Garden of Life, or Megafood.)

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 Bipolar

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

Use these herbs for bipolar along with counseling and other natural therapies.

Vitex – 3 each morning for women ages 13 to 50 years of age. This is mandatory for those with bipolar as a result of childbirth or some other hormonal reason.

In women it is very important NOT to use chemical birth control as they can cause emotional problems.

St. John’s wort – when a person is not taking SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) antidepressants when in the down cycle. Use along with Milky Oat seed.

Milky Oat seed – to tonify and nourish the nervous system; for up and down times.

Melissa (Lemon balm) – for calming the nervous system and improving the digestive system; use with Milky Oat seed during manic phase.


Cell Salts to Help Bipolar – Manic Depression

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 – nerve strengthening
#9 Nat mur 6X – for those who isolate, depression alternates with silliness
#11 Nat sulph 6X – depression with bad weather or alcoholism


Bipolar 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.

Lachesis (#1) – Talkative (loquacity) talk fast,  jumps from subject to subject; mania, suspicious, rages, violence, revenge; paranoia, persecution; alcoholism, depression after alcohol binge; springtime mania; high sex drive.

Anacardium – schizophrenic, violence, irritable, cursing, revengeful; society people, can kill; poor confidence in depression; anger and rage; conflict of good and evil (Kali carb, Sepia, Aurum, Lachesis, Ignatia)

Aurum met – depression dominant; religious mania, praying, rages, anger, workaholic; suicidal; ailments from grief or love loss; fears failure.

Hyoscyamus – depression, guilt, religious guilt, sinned away the day of grace, hard on self; take off clothes; positive, erotic, manic; high fevers, delirium; sex.

Medorrhinum – fitful nature, craves stimulation and sex, they are night people who “party hardy” and have up and down life especially during the day, manic and hard-core partier and then depressed; panicky, fear of losing control (obsessed); delusions and deep confusion as if in a dream, they panic, shake and go into a daze, the flat effect, staring, wiped out, some violence; etiology of suppressed gonorrhea or drugs.

Staphysagria – anger, alternating states, life of the party or disappears; positive; worthlessness, no confidence; hypersexual; often a result of childhood abuse or some type of humiliation.

Stramonium – mania with insane violence and wildness, wild look with flushed face, animalistic; fears dogs and water; doesn’t want to be alone; nightmares, sleepwalking.

Tarentula – over stimulated nervous system; hyperactive, ADD, ADHD symptoms; loves music, dancing; sexual maniacs; always feel rushed and impatient; may be devious and untrustworthy.

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