|Posted by Pam Nori on October 18, 2014 at 7:25 PM|
It is important that we consider Homeopathic remedies in the fight against the Ebola virus. Ebola is a hemorrhagic fever virus. Viruses replicate themselves inside living cells of an organism making it very difficult for prescription drugs to destroy them.
Antibiotics have no effect on viruses. Antiviral drugs do not destroy the pathogen but instead inhibit their progress and development. With the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, there is an urgent push to have antiviral drugs for Ebola made available as soon as possible. There are labs which have been developing antiviral drugs for Ebola, but it may be several years before clinical trials can determine their efficacy and safety. ZMapp and TKM-Ebola are two antiviral drugs for Ebola which are being tested on monkeys. Both drugs show promise in the fight against the virus.
There are two Homeopathic remedies which have descriptions which closely resemble the symptoms of the Ebola disease. Crotalus Horridus and Bothrops are remedies which address hemorrhagic fevers.
Both remedies address fever, hemorrhages from orfices of the body, nausea, vomiting, extreme sore throat causing difficulty swallowing, unbearable headaches, uncontrollable diarrhea, severe muscle and bone pains, confusion and exhaustion. These symptoms are also the symptoms experienced by a person suffering from the Ebola virus. In Homeopathy the premise is "like cures like." Both Crotalus Horridus and Bothrops descriptions closely resemble the symptoms of the Ebola disease. This makes the remedies good candidates to actively address the Ebola virus in a person suffering from the virus.
See Pam's Hubpage article on Ebola for a more indepth description of Homeopathic remedies and Ebola.
|Posted by Pam Nori on June 15, 2014 at 8:35 AM|
The question is "What is in ?" What is in, in alternative medicine today? I would say it is Lysine and Vitamin C, Krill oil and Tumeric. These are the new “buzz words” that I see and hear. As new scientific research and provings are conducted and published on certain nutrients, the focus changes. I recall that the emphasis was on Vitamin E during the 1970’s, Brewer’s Yeast during the 1980’s, Siberian Ginseng during the 1990’s, and Vitamin D and Probiotics during the last 10 years.
There is one nutrient which needs to remain as a constant “buzz word.” It is Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This nutrient is an amazing food substance which helps to correct so many health problems and prevent others from occurring.
Sophie Loren appeared in the news. She accepted the David di Donatello Award for her acting in June of 2014. She is 79 years old and her skin is beautiful. The Italian actress has had a Mediterranean diet which includes 2 tablespoons of olive oil daily and she walks on a regular basis for exercise. She also rubs a small amount of the oil into her skin to keep it moisturized and adds a few capfuls of it into her bath water.
My grandmother immigrated to Canada from Italy and at the age of 82, her skin was flawless. She did not have any wrinkles. People always commented on her radiant skin. Her diet was of course a Mediterranean one with plenty of olive oil and she moisturized her skin with an olive oil cream that she bought at Stedman’s for $3.00. Olive oil has polyphenol which is an antioxidant. This has proven to help reduce wrinkles.
In Italy and Spain, the life expectancy is 82 years old; in Canada it is 80 years old and in the United States it is 78 years old. Perhaps there is a lot to be said about the Mediterranean diet with its emphasis on olive oil.
Extra virgin olive oil is not only good for our complexion. It is very good for aiding many health conditions and for preventing others. The list is quite long.
The best type of olive oil is extra virgin olive oil because it is extracted using only pressure which is known as cold pressing whereas other olive oils have been refined or diluted. Olive oil has very high levels of antioxidants. 100 grams of olive oil has 73% monounsaturated fat which is largely oleic acid, 9% omega 6, .76% omega 3, 72% of the RDA for vitamin E and 75% of the RDA for vitamin K. See http://authoritynutrition.com/extra-virgin-olive-oil/
Studies conducted on the benefits of olive oil have shown that it is good for the following health problems: heart disease including stroke, chronic inflammation, cholesterol problems, cancer, diabetes, insulin resistance, pancreatitis, ulcerative colitis, alzeimer’s, memory problems, arthritis, osteoporosis, candida albicans, heart burn and other inflammatory diseases.
It has been found to reduce inflamation, to prevent blood clots, lower blood pressure, improve the lining of blood vessels, reduce oxidative damage which is caused by free radicals, and help clear beta-amyloid plaques from the brain( which are associated with alzeimer's).
Since olive oil contains a high level of monounsaturated fatty acids, it can be used in cooking at high levels of heat and be fairly safe. In studies, it was found to be resistant to oxidative damage from cooking. Another wonderful benefit is that olive oil is primarily a non-genetically modified food.
Don’t be surprised if you decide to add 1 -2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to your diet and some of your health problems are helped and others are prevented from occurring. Extra virgin olive oil is one nutrient which needs to remain as a constant “buzz word” in the alternative medical field.
|Posted by Pam Nori on May 3, 2014 at 10:25 PM|
This article explores how Homeopathic remedies can help with the toxic effects created by pesticides in our foods once they have been ingested. One of the latest reports on pesticides in our foods came from the Environmental Working Group, a U.S. research and advocacy organization. See http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary.php.
They found that the lowest level of pesticides were found in avocado, corn and pineapple. The potatoe had more pesticides by weight than any other fruit or vegetable. One grape contained 15 pesticides. The imported nectarines and apples tested had at least one pesticide. Celery, cherry tomatoes, imported snap peas and strawberies tested for 13 different pesticides. Kale and collard greens were found to have insecticides that are toxic to our nervous systems. Pesticides are know to cause health problems such as birth defects, neurological problems, leukemia, cancer and other diseases. Organic foods would be a better choice however, the organic foods are expensive. The french fries at fast food outlets not only have alot of sodium and are fried, they now have a bad rap of possibly containing 13 or more pesticides because of the pesticides they found in potatoes.
Homeopathic remedies were developed over 200 years ago and most pesticides were developed after the 1950s and their use has increased 50 fold. So the connection between the pesticides and certain remedies that could be useful for them was not made in the homeopathic materia medicas. There are remedies which are commonly used for heavy metal toxicity such as mercurius for mercury poisoning, argentum nitricum for silver toxicity, alumina for aluminum toxicity, arsenicum album for arsenic toxicity, plumbum metallicum for lead poisoning and tabacum and cadmium sulfuratum for cirgarette smoking. In 2013, the FDA found inorganic arsenic in the rice that was grown in the old cotton fields in the southern U.S. Arsenic was used as a pesticide in the cotton fields and the soil was contaminated. See http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/09/06arsenic-rice/2771903/ . (The photo at the top of this page is of Oryza sativa-rice.)
There are no Homeopathic remedies that are known to specifically chelate pesticides such as chlorinated cyclodiene, carbamate, and organochlorine pesticides (DDT) from the body. However, there are remedies that can help detox the body by supporting the liver and immune system to rid the body of these toxins. Some of the pesticides can create symptoms of dizzyness, nausea, severe headaches, tremors, loss of memory and over the long term health problems which were mentioned above. Certain homeopathic remedies can help chelate pesticides from the body and these would be chosen based on the symptoms that have developed in the individual rather than on the type of pesticide an individual has been exposed to.