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137. Tinnitus

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

Tinnitus, the sensation of ringing or buzzing in the ears, is a relatively common problem that ranges in severity. Although the exact cause is unknown, it can be a complication of almost any disorder that affects the ears, such as ear infections and hearing loss. It may also occur as a result of head trauma, Mnires disease, and a number of other conditions. Tinnitus can be quite bothersome and, in rare cases, debilitating, but fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to reduce the severity of the condition or perhaps eliminate it entirely, depending on the cause.

SUPPLEMENTS

•  Calcium: 500 mg at bedtime.

•  Coenzyme Q10: 60 mg, twice daily.

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

•  Glutamine: 50150 mg daily.

•  Inositol hexanicotinate (no-flush niacin): 200 mg, three times daily.

•  Magnesium: 200 mg at bedtime.

HERBS

•  Ginkgo biloba: 60 mg, three times daily.

CONSIDER / TRY TO

•  Clean ears regularly to avoid ear wax buildup.

•  Eat generous amounts of fresh onions and garlic.

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19. Bedwetting

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

It is not uncommon for preadolescent children to wet the bed once in a while; this is no cause for concern. However, frequent bed-wetting does require parental and sometimes medical intervention. Although rarely a cause, a urinary tract infection could be the culprit and should be ruled out. It is important to remember that the bed-wetting is accidental and should not be a cause for punishment. Many children outgrow bed-wetting on their own, but there are steps you can take to help your child overcome the problem naturally.

SUPPLEMENTS

•  All-natural childrens multivitamin/mineral.

•  Calcium: 100 mg daily.

•  Magnesium: 25 mg daily.

•  Potassium: 25 mg daily.

HERBS

•  St. Johns wort (childrens dosage dual action): 150 mg, once daily at bedtime (ages six to twelve; children under age six should seek professional help).

CONSIDER / TRY TO

•  Leave a dim light on in the bedroom to encourage getting up at night to use the bathroom.

AVOID / WATCH OUT FOR

•  Any liquids one hour before bedtime.

•  Caffeine.

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28. Burns

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

Burns occur when the skin is exposed to high heat, certain chemicals, or intense electrical currents. Sometimes the underlying tissue and, in severe cases, the internal organs can be damaged. Burns range from first degree (the least severe) to third degree (the most severe). Minor burns respond well to home treatment; however, severe burns require immediate medical care. For minor burns and recovery from severe burns, natural remedies can provide much-needed relief and quicker healing.

SUPPLEMENTS

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

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

•  Potassium: 99 mg, one to three times daily.

•  Selenium: 100200 mcg daily.

•  Vitamin A: 5,00010,000 IU daily.

•  Vitamin C: 5001,000 mg daily.

•  Vitamin E: 400500 IU daily.

•  Zinc: 15 mg of elemental zinc (read label), once or twice daily.

HERBS

•  Aloe vera gel: apply topically as directed on label.

CONSIDER / TRY TO

•  Apply a cold compress to the burn.

•  Drink eight to ten glasses of pure water daily.

•  High-protein diet.

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37. Cervical Cancer

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102. Nausea

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

Nausea is the uncomfortable feeling in the stomach that usually precedes vomiting, but it can also occur alone. There are a number of causes, including motion sickness, certain drugs, flu, and even psychological problems, to name just a few. When a person is nauseous, immediate relief of the unpleasant feeling is highly desired. Vomiting usually brings relief at least for a little while. Natural remedies work to settle the stomach and bypass the need to vomit.

SUPPLEMENTS

•  Glutamine: 50150 mg daily.

•  Vitamin B complex: 2550 mg daily.

•  Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine): 2550 mg daily.

•  Vitamin C: 5001,000 mg daily.

•  Vitamin K: 100 mcg daily.

HERBS

•  Basil: as directed on label.

•  Chamomile: as directed on label.

•  Ginger extract (EV EXT 77): 170 mg, one to two times daily (as capsules).

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

•  Peppermint tea: drink as needed.

CONSIDER / TRY TO

•  Acupressure.

•  Detoxification (see TOXICITY on page 280).

AVOID / WATCH OUT FOR

•  Greasy foods.

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