Autoimmune Diseasaes – So many drug commercials

Do you turn off the drug commercials on TV?

It is interesting as the majority of these commercials fall currently under three categories migraine, psych drugs (and their side effect tardive dyskinesia and autoimmune diseases.. None of these drugs go to the cause of the problem and are just band aids that come with side effects

I like to talk about them all but the one that i notice the most are the autoimmune medications. The ones about you skin being clear, or your arthritis, or IBS or….. All of which are autoimmune problems.

And what they are selling is a medication which lowers your immune response, thus lowers your immunity.    Per Drugs.com….. “affects your immune system. You may get infections more easily:. The ad on TV states you may be unable to fight infections

Yes, and one says it lowers the large amount of eosinophils – which are white blood cells. So the disease creates a strong immune response, but the medication lowers it.

Now interestingly, there is apparently a “link” with autoimmune and migraine per studies and research done.

We will address migraines in another article as well as tardive dyskinesia which is actually a side effect of the drugs they give for “mental health”. TD as they now call it, is connected with a lack of B12. Yes we will get to that article as well.

But autoimmune seems to be the number one target …people do suffer from the itchy, blotchy skin problems as well as digestive problems, etc. all of which are really autoimmune problems.

To address these issues – build health.

Here are some pages that talk about this including skin problems,

Skin relief?

IBS

Arthritis

And see our index on Educate Yourself and Take Control of your Health

Chicken Soup when You’re Sick

Okay, what is it about chicken soup that feels good when you’re sick?  Grandma and Mom were right — a bowl of chicken soup does make you feel better when you are sick.

Why this remedy?

Well, chicken soap contains cysteine, an amino acid that’s chemically similar to a bronchitis drug to help reduce inflammation. The broth also helps thin mucus, and the protein in the chicken helps you produce disease-fighting antibodies. It also contains zinc which has been called “nature’s penicillin”

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Periodontal Disease – What is it?

When a dentist tells you that you have periodontal disease, it is said with a very serious tone, and you might as well figure they will want to pull those teeth involved.  You will hear that there is no cure, and that a loose tooth means it has to come out.

Is that true?

What is periodontal disease?   Periodontal means “around the tooth”.  It means that the gum around the tooth has been irritated by bacteria.   It means the bone around the tooth has pulled away from the irritation and the tooth is now loose due to that.

So what can you do?

Read:  Periodontal Disease – find out what it is and what you can do.

Sciatica – what is it really?

I had a friend with severe sciatica.   She could hardly walk and was bent over in an attempt to not have so much pain.    She had seen the chiropractor as the nerve was compressed  and after a few adjustments, she was still feeling the pain.   Seemed to be that the nerve was injured and needed some help, so treated it like nerve damage (neuropathy) and gave her the RHP Nerve Support Formula.   She told me that 5 days later she was completely good with no more pain or problem.

So here is an article I put together about sciatica and what to do about it.

Sciatica

To you health!

Can Fungus Be Your Problem?

There is a show on TV and website called Know the Cause.  It explores health issues and especially those connected to fungus. The food we eat can be full of fungus and it can create health problems.  Mold in the house can bring on fungal  infections…. it goes on. 

A primary mission for Know the Cause is to counsel all audiences on achieving optimum health by avoiding poisonous fungal byproducts called “mycotoxins.” 

I wanted to introduce this site as it has a lot of good information.  You can also look to see when it is on TV in your area, but you can also watch the shows on the site   Pretty good.

The site is www.knowthecause.com

To your health!

McVitamins

Vitamin B May Protect Against Alzheimer’s and More

The reference by Dr. Mercola (link is below) talks about homocysteine being lowered in the body in the presence of vitamin B.  I was interested in forwarding this as homecysteine has also always been associated with heart disease and more and now with Alzheimers.

Why?  The body needs cysteine.  It is vital to making Glutathione. Go to the link if you want to know more about Glutathione, the body’s master anti-oxidant).

Homeocysteine is part of a reaction in the body and is supposed to convert to cysteine.  But it needs B vitamins to convert.   Thus the need for the B vitamins.

Here is what the article is about:

B vitamins may slow brain shrinkage by as much as seven-fold in brain regions specifically known to be most impacted by Alzheimer’s disease

High levels of the amino acid homocysteine are linked to brain shrinkage and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s; B vitamins are known to suppress homocysteine

Among participants taking high doses of folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12, blood levels of homocysteine were lowered as was the associated brain shrinkage – by up to 90 percent

Here is the full article:

B Vitamins and Alzheimer’s

Swollen Ankles?

I’m forwarding this message from a nutritionist I follow as it is good advice to those with swollen ankles.

“On retaining water ; Potassium is good 600 to 1000 mg per day. You must start improving your cardiovascular system as it is a sign of poor circulation.”   Dr. Stephen Price

There are lots of good supplements that will help to improve circulation, so that gives you a direction to go in if you have swollen ankles.

To your Health!!

Why all of a Sudden is Everyone Deficient in Vitamin D?

I saw this title and immediately wanted to find out what it said.  I had noticed this change where people were taking mega doses of vitamin D and it was even prescribed by their medical doctor.   I then checked Dr. Oz’s take on it and he said “Most people are deficient in this crucial cancer-fighting vitamin. Find out how this supplement superstar helps to prevent 3 different types of cancer.”

Funny, talking about a vitamin as a preventative.   Perhaps, we should just build good health and not worry about “disease” and what we should take to try and ward it off.

Then I listened to Dr. Berg’s video which  explained how vitamin D worked and what relationship it had with other vitamins.   It is very much worth the time to understand this.

You can find it here Vitamin D

Chemo Brain & What Can Be Done

There has been a big debate over chemo brain for almost as long as chemotherapy has been around.   After receiving chemotherapy, a person complains about their ability to remember, learn and they talk about the constant fog they feel they are in.

When a person complains about sharp pains in their toes, the doctor knows it neuropathy and gives them a pamphlet “Living with Neuropathy”.  But what about when their thinking is getting foggy?

There are many reasons put forth and all you have to do is search for the term “chemo brain” on the Internet and you will find lots of theories and back and forth.  Suggestions about “brain games” are even made to help you get your wits back.

Here is the information that we’ve found regarding Chemo Fog

With Nerve Damage, you need more than an antioxidant.

In the last year or so, the number of articles written about neuropathy has grown and with this number the different “natural” remedies have grown.  I even find new “remedies” that come and go on a regular basis which claim they have the ingredients to help neuropathy.

Most remedies that I found claim antioxidants are the thing that will help, but others have their own combinations.

The real bottom line is will it build healthy nerves?  What does the body need to build healthy nerves?

The right tools for Neuropathy, read about it here.