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68. Gout

R.Ph., Ph.D, Earl L.. Mindell Basic Health Publications, Inc. ePub

Gout is a painful condition in which excess uric acid crystallizes in a joint or joints and causes inflammation (arthritis). Joints commonly affected include those in the feet, knees, wrists, and elbows. Dietary factors, such as high-protein consumption, may play a role in the development of this condition. Natural remedies are aimed at ridding the body of excess uric acid and reducing inflammation.


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

•  Multiple antioxidant formula: as directed on label.

•  Vitamin B complex: 2550 mg daily.

•  Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine): 2550 mg daily.


•  Celery juice: drink daily.

•  Cherry juice: drink daily.

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

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


•  Drink six to eight glasses of pure water daily.

•  Reduce protein intake.


•  Excess protein.

•  High-purine food, such as organ meats, scallops, mussels, sardines, and herring.

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3. An Ounce of Prevention

Murray, Frank Basic Health Publications ePub

You may be able to reduce your risk of prostate cancer by changing the way you eat, according to Prostate Cancer: What You Need to Know Now, a publication of the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, Georgia. The Society recommends eating a variety of healthful foods, with an emphasis on plant sources, and limiting your intake of red meats, especially those that are high in fat or highly processed.1

They suggest that you eat five servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Beans, bread, cereals, grain products, pasta, and rice are also recommended.

As discussed in Chapter 13, pink grapefruit, tomatoes, and watermelon are rich sources of lycopene, an antioxidant that helps to prevent damage to DNA and may help lower the risk for prostate cancer.

Some studies have suggested that taking 50 mg of vitamin E daily can lower the prostate cancer risk. And the mineral selenium may lower the risk as well.

“The Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) is a large clinical trial designed to determine if vitamin E and/or selenium can protect against prostate cancer,” the Society said. “The study began in 2001, and it has enrolled over 38,000 men. However, the results will probably not be available for several years.”

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9 - Habit Number Six: Clean Your Mind

Tutino D.C., Andrew Basic Health Publications ePub


Habit Number Six: Clean Your Mind

WHY SHOULD YOU CLEAN YOUR MIND? Because the nervous system goes all through the body, coordinating and controlling every single cell. If you put your subconscious mind in a poor state, what do you think is going to happen to your body functions? Poor attitude leads to a dysfunctional body. Your conscious mind may be in a poor state too, if you make bad decisions, let yourself eat unhealthy food, or do something that hurts your body. What happens if you sabotage your brain? It’s all over.

To put it in plain words: no stinky thinking! Let me give you an example:

Patient: Doc, I eat right. I’m calm when I eat my meal.

Doc Andy: You are?

Patient: I go home. I put on my pajamas. I make a nice a dinner, sit down, and turn on the TV.

Doc Andy: And what’s on the TV?

Patient: The six o’clock news, of course.

Negative! Bombs, fires, car crashes—they’re all over the news. And how does the nervous system react? It’s toasted. That’s how you sabotage a good meal and yourself.

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About the Author

McCabe, Vinton Basic Health Publications ePub

About the Author

Vinton McCabe is the author of seven books on the subject of health and healing. Most notably, he is the author of several books on the subject of homeopathy, published by Basic Health Publications. These include the two companion volumes to The Healing Echo, The Healing Enigma (2006) and The Healing Bouquet (2007), as well as Household Homeopathy (2005). McCabe also wrote Homeopathy, Healing & You (1998) and Practical Homeopathy (2000), both published by St. Martins Press. He is also the co-author, with Dr. Marc Grossman, of Greater Vision, a book on natural vision improvement, which was published in 2002 by Keats Publishing.

He has studied homeopathy for the past three decades, and served as a homeopathic educator for fifteen of those years. He also served as the president of the Connecticut Homeopathic Association from the establishment of that non-profit organization in 1985 until his move to rural Connecticut in the year 2000. As the chief educator for that organization, he has been responsible for training thousands of laypeople and medical professionals alike in the basics of homeopathic philosophy and in the proper uses of homeopathic remedies.

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INTRODUCTION. Our Children’s Health

PhD., C.C.N., Elizabeth Lipski Basic Health Publications, Inc. ePub

All ancient systems of healing, however much they differ among
themselves, share with one another a common skein that divides them from
modern clinical medicine. They all approach sickness as a problem of
balance and relationship, the result of disharmony between the sick person
and his environment rather than the product of specific diseases. To the
traditional healer, disease itself has no reality independent of the person
who is sick and the web of relationships of which he is part. By understanding
how this universal wisdom was displaced from the conceptual
basis of modern Western medicine, we can learn how to restore it.



Our kids are in trouble. Consider the following statistics on childhood disease in the United States:

• About 300,000 of our children have arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis, the most devastating type, affects 70,00075,000 children.

• According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, asthma prevalence among children and teenagers increased approximately 5 percent each year during the period of 19801995. Asthma now afflicts 4.8 million of our children (15 percent of boys and 10 percent of girls) under the age of eighteen, and 600 die from the disease each year.

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1. Diet and Health: Making Wise Food Choices

Roseboro, Ken Basic Health Publications ePub

In America, today, poor diets are typically too high in calories and fats, and too low in fruits and vegetablesproblems associated with certain chronic diseases and obesity.

These words, in the introductory remarks of a report issued by the U.S. Department of Agricultures (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS), depict (long-term) changes in American eating habits, and the consequences resulting from the changes. The report is one in a series of several critical reports issued by ERS on the status of the current American diet, and the implications. Other reports focus on the growing trend of eating away from home, and its impact on the decline of quality in the American diet; the current diet of American children; and an assessment of actual food consumption by Americans, compared with official recommendations.

These reports, examined in toto, confirm and give added weight to concerns already expressed by many nutritionists, dietitians, health practitioners, and public health officials. All groups have reported findings, based on clinical studies, that current American eating habits are poor, and apt to get poorer, due to changes in eating patterns.

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1. What You Should Know about Drugs and How They Deplete Nutrients

M.D., Hyla Cass Basic Health Publications, Inc. ePub

In modern times, high-tech drugs and procedures exist for most conditions, but this wasn’t always so. Let’s turn back the clock to see just how modern pharmaceuticals were developed.

Although we don’t exactly know when human beings began to use plants for healing, we do know that many animals in the wild instinctively use plants for their own healing. Primitive human beings followed suit. Native, traditional healers throughout history have made use of nature’s gifts in their efforts to preserve life and ease suffering. Over the centuries, careful observation, curiosity, and urge to study the world yielded a broad range of natural medical treatments. It turns out that many of our modern medicines are derived from traditional herbal medicines:

• Chinese and Greek pharmacies used roots from the plant Rauwolfia serpentina, which contains a tranquilizing substance called reserpine, now used to make drugs that treat high blood pressure.

• Foxglove leaves, once prescribed to treat heart failure, are the source of the modern heart drug, digitalis.

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2. the developing self in the first two months

Frances Thomson-Salo Karnac Books ePub

Babies come into the world with exquisite capacities and are primed, hard-wired, to communicate with their parents and other people. They have a drive towards completing development, including a drive towards developing a self.

Even before birth, babies are aware of their mother’s voice, feelings, and activities. They can hear, taste, and respond to pressure and touch, and they react to painful stimuli by moving away. About two months before they are born, they are aware of a rose-coloured light through the thinly stretched wall of their mother’s abdomen during the day. Babies therefore come into the world with some cognitive and emotional knowledge of their parents.

Newborns are actively processing from birth onwards and know that they are separate. They can recognize their mother’s face and voice from birth. They match up the sight of her face as she speaks to them with the sounds they have heard her make while they were in the womb. Some babies lock onto their mother’s eyes in the delivery-room as if feeling that this iomeone already known to them. Within the first hour they can turn to track their parent’s voice, even if the parent is on the other side of the room. They can synchronize hand movements to syllables of adult speech in any language1 and imitate an adult’s facial gestures, such as mouth opening, and also finger movements. If an adult puts his or her tongue out, a baby usually imitates the gesture. The baby will repeat the imitative gesture even up to two minutes later to encourage the adult to do it again and re-engage with the baby. When babies are imitating, their heartbeat increases, and when they are inviting the adult to reciprocate, it slows.2 Imitating helps babies be more attuned to their mothers and more alert.

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Weeks 13-24 - Guide 2.0

Kayla Itsines Kayla Itsines ePub
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Chapter Nine: Allergies and Sensitivities

Len Saputo and Nancy Faass New World Library ePub

Michael Rosenbaum, M. D.

As a child, Bonnie had recurrent ear infections, and she was usually pale, with dark circles under her eyes. By the age of ten, she seemed to have outgrown the ear infections, although as a teenager she had bouts of hay fever and occasional congestion. However, by the time she reached her thirties, the problems had returned. She felt as if she had a permanent cold, even in the summer: She had a runny nose, stuffiness, and periodic sinus infections. Her tendency to gain weight grew worse, and she became bloated and puffy. Equally distressing, she developed digestive symptoms and was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

When she began to develop frequent migraine headaches, she decided that enough was enough and sought out an allergist. Her doctor practiced integrative medicine, combining traditional methods of allergy treatment with new approaches to health and nutrition. He tested her for food allergies, and she scored highly positive to milk, wheat, eggs, and corn (the foods she craved most and ate most often). When the doctor suggested that Sarah eliminate those four foods, she protested: They were her favorites and they would be difficult to give up. He pointed out that these foods tended to be allergenic for a great many of his patients, and that for many, these were also their favorite foods.

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127. Skin Irritations

R.Ph., Ph.D, Earl L.. Mindell Basic Health Publications, Inc. ePub

There are many different kinds of skin irritations, which can be treated in any number of ways. Acne, rashes, dermatitis, and eczema are all considered irritations of the skin. They are usually marked by a redness or an inflammation on the surface of the skin. Drugstores stock countless products that are aimed at alleviating these irritations, but there are a number of natural therapies that are equally effective in not only treating these irritations, but also preventing further ones from developing.


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

•  Omega-3 fatty acids: 50 mg, one to three times daily (as fish oil capsules).

•  Selenium: 100200 mcg daily.

•  Vitamin A: 5,00010,000 IU daily.

•  Vitamin D: 200800 IU daily.


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

•  Capsaicin: as directed on label.

•  Gotu kola: as directed on label.


•  Drink six to ten glasses of pure water daily.


•  Excessive alcohol consumption.

•  High-fat foods.

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N.D., CHT, HHP, N.M.D., Mark Stengler Basic Health Publications, Inc. ePub


For centuries, both physicians and ordinary people of Japan have held maitake in high esteem. Today, current scientific research has brought to life the many remarkable healing properties of this medicinal mushroom. The special MD fraction in MaitakeGold 404® extract is the culmination of decades of scientific research and is the form most recommended as a preventative and therapeutic supplement. It is proving to be not only a valuable supplement for immunity but also for cellular protection and as an adaptogen of the immune system. MaitakeGold 404® extract remains a premier nutritional supplement in the battle against cancer. It works to harness the power of the immune system, an essential component of cancer prevention and treatment. I am also excited about the use of MaitakeGold 404® extract for people with HIV. It is one of the few natural substances shown to exhibit therapeutic activity while not accelerating the replication of HIV. Maitake should be a strong consideration for those with acute and chronic viral infections as seen with hepatitis and some cases of chronic fatigue syndrome. Lastly, it should be used as an everyday supplement for optimal immune function and vitality.

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2. Stress, Infections, and Cortisol

Farris, Russell Basic Health Publications ePub


Stress, Infections, and Cortisol

Cortisol… belongs to a class of hormones called glucocorticoids, which affect almost every organ and tissue in the body. Scientists think that cortisol has possibly hundreds of effects in the body.


Our adrenal glands produce three important stress hormones: epinephrine (adrenaline), norepinephrine (noradrenaline), and cortisol. Epinephrine and norepinephrine are the famous “fight or flight” hormones that prepare us for instant action. They are only produced in response to fairly large stressors, and they usually don’t have much effect on our general health. Cortisol, however, is always present in the bloodstream, so small changes in stress produce corresponding changes in cortisol levels.

Cortisol is so powerful that a slight excess can—over a period of years—have terrible effects on our health. We will discuss those effects in later chapters; here we will focus on the small stresses that cause most cases of potbelly syndrome.

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Bikini Body Workouts Guide UPGRADE

Kayla Itsines Kayla Itsines ePub
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Time-Efficient Workouts

Greenspan, Jason S. Basic Health Publications ePub

RULE OF THUMB: you may go down a level, but never do a workout higher than your current ability.

The following four workouts are carefully planned to challenge every level from beginner through advanced. Before attempting any of these workouts, familiarize yourself with all exercises in this book. When you are comfortable with the proper form of each exercise, choose the workout circuit that corresponds to your current fitness level (see Guidelines on pages vii-x).

If you are a beginner, never do an intermediate or advanced workout until you have mastered the beginner workout and feel the need for a greater challenge. If you are at the intermediate or advanced level and haven't worked out for a while, or desire a less strenuous workout on a particular day, you may elect to do an easier workout.

Each workout is presented as a circuit; the Advanced WB Workout has two circuits. Each circuit is a sequence of exercises designed to challenge those at a particular fitness level.

Always do circuits in the suggested order to gain maximum benefit.

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