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120. Rosacea

Mindell R.P.H. Ph.D., Earl Basic Health Publications ePub

Rosacea, sometimes incorrectly called adult acne, is a chronic inflammatory condition of the facemost often the central area. Telltale signs of this malady include persistent redness, prominent blood vessels, and pimple-like pustules. Although the cause of this condition is unknown and there is no cure for rosacea, the things that trigger a flare-upsuch as alcohol consumption, unprotected sun exposure, and extremes of temperatureare relatively easy to avoid. Antibiotics and topical solutions are often prescribed to control the condition, but this can be accomplished with the use of natural remedies and careful avoidance of triggers.

SUPPLEMENTS

•  Complete all-natural multivitamin/mineral complex rich in antioxidants.

•  Evening primrose oil: 500 mg, three times daily.

•  Flaxseed oil: 500 mg, twice daily.

•  Zinc: 15 mg of elemental zinc daily.

HERBS

•  Dandelion extract: 500 mg, one to three times daily (as capsules).

•  Grape seed extract: 200 mg daily.

•  Green tea extract: 200 mg daily.

•  Silica: 30 mg daily.

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80. Hypoglycemia

Mindell R.P.H. Ph.D., Earl Basic Health Publications ePub

Hypoglycemia is a condition in which blood-sugar levels are abnormally low. It is most often found in people with diabetes, as it is a side effect of the diabetic drug insulin. Prolonged fasting or excessive alcohol consumption can, on occasion, also lead to hypoglycemia. Common symptoms of hypoglycemia include sweating, nervousness, faintness, quivering, and, in more serious cases, fatigue, blurry vision, and headaches. Fortunately, many of these symptoms can often be relieved naturally.

SUPPLEMENTS

•  Alpha lipoic acid: 50 mg daily.

•  Chromium: 200600 mg daily.

•  Essential fatty acids: 250 mg, one to three times daily (as capsules).

•  Inositol hexanicotinate (no-flush niacin): 250500 mg daily.

•  MSM: 1,000 mg, one to three times daily.

•  Vanadium (Vanadyl): 10 mg daily.

•  Vitamin C: 5001,000 mg daily.

•  Vitamin E: 400500 IU daily.

HERBS

•  Banaba leaf extract: 60 mg at the end of each meal.

•  Ginkgo biloba extract: 60 mg, one to three times daily.

•  Ginseng: as directed on label.

•  Grape seed extract (PCOs): 100 mg, one to three times daily.

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96. Menopausal Symptoms

Mindell R.P.H. Ph.D., Earl Basic Health Publications ePub

Menopause is the period in a womans life when menstruation stops. It doesnt occur overnight, of course; it can take anywhere from one to two years. Problems associated with menopause can include hot flashes, dryness of the vaginal walls, night sweats, irritability, loss of bone calcium, and depression. Fortunately, there are many natural remedies a woman can use to ease the troublesome symptoms of menopause so that she can pass through this stage of her life in relative comfort. See also VAGINAL DRYNESS.

SUPPLEMENTS

•  Calcium: 5001,000 mg daily (older women: 1,5002,000 mg).

•  Magnesium: 250500 mg daily.

•  NAC (N-acetylcysteine): 1,500 mg with meals daily.

•  Natural progesterone cream: use as directed on label.

•  Soy isoflavonoids: 4060 mg daily.

•  Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine): 2550 mg daily.

•  Vitamin C: 5001,000 mg daily.

HERBS

•  Anise: as directed on label.

•  Dong quai: as directed on label.

•  Fennel: as directed on label.

•  Ginseng: as directed on label.

•  Licorice root: 450 mg, one to three times daily (as capsules).

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39. Cholesterol, Elevated

Mindell R.P.H. Ph.D., Earl Basic Health Publications ePub

Cholesterol is one of the two major fats found in the blood. While the body needs this fat to perform certain functions, too much of the bad type (LDL cholesterol) circulating in the bloodstream can contribute to problems such as heart disease. Several factors can increase cholesterol levels, including diabetes, a diet high in saturated fats, and heredity. Fortunately, elevated cholesterol levels respond well to nutritional supplements and moderate lifestyle changes.

SUPPLEMENTS

•  Calcium: 5001,000 mg daily (older women: 1,5002,000 mg).

•  Coenzyme Q10: 60 mg, one to three times daily.

•  Glutathione: 50 mg, one to three times daily.

•  Inositol hexanicotinate (no-flush niacin): 250500 mg daily.

•  L-Carnitine: 50500 mg daily.

•  Magnesium: 250500 mg daily.

•  Policosanol: 10 mg daily.

•  Vitamin A: 5,00010,000 IU daily.

•  Vitamin C: 5001,000 mg daily.

•  Vitamin D: 200800 IU daily.

•  Vitamin E: 400500 IU daily.

•  Vitamin K: 100 mcg daily.

HERBS

•  Cayenne: as directed on label.

•  Garlic: 500 mg daily.

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101. Muscle Pull

Mindell R.P.H. Ph.D., Earl Basic Health Publications ePub

A pulled muscle can be very painful, but the pain is usually not long-lasting. It can occur from overextension or overuse during exercise or even during regular daily activities, such as lifting a child or a heavy household item. To prevent muscle pulls, it is very important to stretch often to maintain muscle flexibility and to warm up properly before workouts. Pushing yourself past your limits should be avoided. Certain steps can help prevent muscle pulls, while others relieve the pain once the pull has occurred. See also SPRAINS AND STRAINS.

SUPPLEMENTS

•  Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine): 2550 mg daily.

•  Vitamin B12: 1001,000 mcg daily.

•  Vitamin C: 5001,000 mg daily with 500 mg of bioflavonoids daily.

HERBS

•  Arnica ointment: apply topically as directed on label.

•  Eucalyptus ointment: apply topically as directed on label.

•  Grape seed extract (PCOs): 100 mg, one to three times daily.

•  White willow bark: 5001,000 mg, two to three times daily (as capsules).

CONSIDER / TRY TO

•  Drink six ounces of water every fifteen to twenty minutes while exercising.

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