Anemia and Tan Chins: Iron supplement overdose can cause stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, black stools, lethargy, weakness, collapse, weak/rapid heartbeats, shallow breathing, convulsions and coma. Try getting those same symptoms from eating parsley and taking a couple teaspoons of blackstrap molasses every now and then. THAT won’t happen.
Antacid Use and Problems: Normal digestion: Our stomach is designed to promote and maintain a healthy pH 3 acid environment. Stomach acid is important to digest proteins, it is an integral part of our immunity system in that it protects the body from germs we take in through our food and water and it promotes and supports a friendly intestinal flora.
Anti-Constipation Fruit Paste: This is a recipe the hospice angel gave my father to help him through the last few weeks of his journey with cancer. He liked it. You will too. . . and it works.
Are You Taking Toxic Doses of Vitamin D?: Vitamin D can be measured 87 different ways and I don’t know actually which test is being used or if every lab is using the same testing procedure and measuring the same metabolite for my clients being tested.
Arthritis: I muscle-test what the core cause of the arthritis is and go after it. There are several supplements and treatment modalities that I’ve found work better than others. With arthritis, some of these causes are an acid body, allergies, heavy metals, low minerals, high or inappropriate minerals, posture, old traumas, emotional, bacterial infections, and even vaccines. When I paint using any kind of paint, I can hardly walk the next day. So I take homeopathics to detoxify my body and try to use safer paints. I also increase my leafy green vegetables and fresh fruits. I often do some juicing.
Arthritis Tips and Tricks: There are lots of herbs and supplements on the market for arthritis. Over the years I have found a few basic herbs/supplements that work better than all of the fancy combinations that come out every month. Here are 18 tricks and tips on managing arthritis.
Bad Breath (Halitosis) Causes: 10 Common Causes of Bad Breath and Some Natural Treatments. As a naturopathic doctor, I go ahead and tell the client that they have bad breath and that it will clear if they do the work. I tell them that it will be used as an indicator of health as we go along. I feel it is part of my job as their health care practitioner. I can usually tell by the smell of the breath where the source of the problem is coming from.
Blood Pressure, High: What if there was a way to find out the core causes of your hypertension and address them? Wouldn’t that be easier, cheaper and more empowering? Well, we CAN find the core causes for most of you. Some of these causes you can easily deal with and make appropriate lifestyle changes. Some are more difficult to get under control. Ultimately, though, the natural methods are healthier and even if you have to continue taking some kind of blood pressure medication, it will be one with fewer side effects that will do the job.
Brain Fog: “It’s not coming to me. I’m completely without thought. I don’t recall. My short-term memory is just gone! I used to remember stuff like that. The name escapes me right now. I can’t think straight. My mind is gone. I can’t remember. I don’t recall. I didn’t catch that, say that again. I have CRS disease (can’t remember sh_t). My brain is always in a haze. I have Brain Fog!”
Breast Cancer in Blood Type A: People who have cancer and who are also Blood Type A have a few extra challenges than people with cancer who are blood type O, B or AB. Blood Type A women with breast cancer tend to have a more rapid progression and poorer outcomes with cancer. Blood Type AB people also have poorer outcomes because they also carry the Blood Type A antigen.
Cancer Strategies A to Z: The top 6 core causes to cancer, how to assist the body naturally to get rid of it and many wonderful resources that will help with treatment no matter what you decide to incorporate into your healing techniques.
Cold and Flu Tips: How to tell the difference between colds and flu and 10 Natural Tips for combatting it so you don’t have to waste weeks in bed!
Depression: Statistics show that 15% of all Americans will have at least one bout of depression during their lifetime that will be serious enough to warrant medical attention. 80% of depressed people are not currently getting any form of treatment. Listed some natural treatments and core causes of depression that the medical field sometimes misses.
Depression and Natural Lithium: Lithium is a trace mineral found in the earth’s crust (and I bet you thought it came in a little pill the doctor gives people!) The medical field refines this crust to produce lithium arginate. It is most often known for its use in manic-depressant syndromes, but did you know that it is also used for treating ADD, epilepsy, alcoholism, drug withdrawal, kidney stones and migraine headaches? Some research shows that it may also be effective in treating malignant lymphatic growths, arteriosclerosis and chronic hepatitis.
Dermoid Cysts and Vanishing Twin: I have a 10 month old boy. When I got pregnant with him, about five weeks into my pregnancy, I had an ultrasound and they told me that I had two sacs and that it was twins. At the time they couldn’t get a heartbeat, so I went back to the Dr. and she told me then that I had one baby. The other was what they called a vanishing twin. She told me that the one twin absorbed the other?! Anyway the other sac disappeared and I have one baby.
Detoxification Tips and Tricks: So, how does one detoxify? It can’t be done overnight. You took time to build those toxins up. If you go too fast, it will throw your body into a healing crisis which we’ll tell you about at the end of this article. Plan for a four-month program. The body should be cleansed in this order: Bowels, liver, kidneys, blood and lymph.
Dizziness, Lightheadedness, Vertigo, Meniere’s: So, first we’ll go through some definitions, then some symptoms, then some medical treatments (some of which you can do at home and there are links to youtube videos for these) and then we’ll list some natural treatments. I use the list of treatments to muscle test and determine what exactly will work for you when you are a client of mine, but there should be no harm done to your body to try some of these out before you take that step.
Epilepsy & Seizures: I’ve been determining which fats work best using muscle testing for epilepsy cases for years. The addition of fat usually DOES work for most seizure cases. Sadly, for some cases it doesn’t work, but it wouldn’t hurt you to try. Two other helpful things to add to the program are Carob powder (to bind heavy metals which can often be responsible for seizure activity) and Burdock Root (to cleanse the liver.)
Eye Floaters: Natural products that work best for the prevention of eye floaters are discussed.
Facial Twitch: These cases are among my most favorite testimonials just because I tell my clients, “Jesus said you can do these things and more—so why aren’t we?” Of course I’m always surprised when I take my own advice and it works. Read on. . .
Food Allergies: Although I’m going to try to define food allergy, food sensitivity, food intolerance, multiple chemical sensitivities and adverse reactions these terms are commonly used interchangeably because the body often responds in more than one way with allergies. Core causes of these reactions are not that easy for the medical system to determine even with RAST tests, pin prick allergy tests and elimination diets. This is an area where muscle testing shines.
Formication and Splenda: Formication (also known as speed bumps, meth sores, crank bugs): A common symptom in diseases of the spinal cord and peripheral nerves involving the illusion or hallucination (also called delusions of parasitosis –DP for short) that ants, snakes or other insects are creeping on or under the skin causing itching. Formication is associated with psychotic states, drug and alcohol abuse (crystal meth, cocaine, amphetamines, heroine, alcohol), certain prescription medication (Ritalin, Adderall and Lunesta), menopause, allergies, diabetic neuropathy, skin cancer and with herpes zoster (shingles).
Gallbladder Tricks and Tips: Bitter tastes and choline stimulate the gall bladder to release bile, which is necessary to digest the fat within the main course foods. I’ve noticed that this is beneficial to all blood types, but most especially Blood Type A and people over the age of 40. As we age, we produce less digestive juice of all kinds so foods are just harder to process.
Gingivitis/Periodontitis/Pyorrhea: As I tell my clients about White Oak Bark powder? ”You know those TV commercials advertising Copenhagen chew? Just a little between the teeth and gums.” Apply the powder to the infected areas; rinse your tongue off of all the extra powder, then sleep with it on your gum line. I have one of those hand-held sprayers used to rinse the dishes that most people have at the kitchen sink. I just put my head over the sink, stick out my tongue and hose it off. The next morning, spit and rinse. Repeat nightly for 30 days. It doesn’t taste that bad, and works GREAT.
Gout: Gout, often called “rich man’s disease”, usually runs in the family. It may also be associated with improper digestion, toxic bowels, kidney stones, atherosclerosis, overeating of rich and fatty foods, drinking too much alcohol, crash diets, stress, certain medications (blood pressure, chemotherapy and antibiotics), yeast infections, surgery or injury to the joints. In this article you’ll find gout statistics, foods to eat, foods to avoid, diagnosis, natural supplements and a recipe for potassium broth.
Hay Fever Natural Treatment: Tired of taking over-the-counter treatments and medications for your allergies? Ready to try the natural route? Here’s one suggestion for hay fever symptoms.
Headaches and Migraines: Detection of food allergies depends on whether your body is allergic, intolerant and what time it was eaten. Some symptoms can show up within minutes, other symptoms within 36 hours. Muscle-testing will pick up those foods that are a problem for you lately, but not always from way back in the past. I can muscle-test out an approximate time period when the headache will come on after you eat a specific food. This often seems quite helpful for my headache-suffering clients.
Headaches Strange Causes: Headaches such as these usually come on 2-3 days before the disaster (depending on how severe it will be) and leave after the event happens. When earth changes happen, I feel irritable, weepy, dizzy (for earthquakes that happen around the world larger than 5 on the Richter scale) and sometimes I can’t sleep for a night or two before the disaster happens.
Hemorrhoids: Edgar Cayce (also called the “Sleeping Prophet” and one of my heroes) did 104 readings on 65 different individuals who had hemorrhoids. Gleaning this information, the Association for Research and Enlightenment (ARE) found that there is always an underlying core cause within the physiological balance of the person. The four most common core causes of hemorrhoids according to Cayce were:
Hepatitis C Strategies: The normal way hepatitis C is passed is through contact with blood. Needles, and before 1992 prior to the blood test which became available to test for the virus, transfusions, organ transplants, hemodialysis have all been vehicles for transferring the virus, but I have known people to warn others not to even drink out of the same cup as they are drinking out of, so it could also be passed through saliva. Childbirth, sexual intercourse and accidental needle sticks are also less common causes of transmission. Sharing toiletry items is another way of passing the virus (e.g. razors and nail clippers.)
Herpes and Lysine: Lysine is considered and essential amino acid, a component of protein that our body cannot make. Many people use it to assist healing of herpes sores. With other supplements, it can also be effective in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and hypothyroidism.
High Blood Pressure: Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is defined as any pressure greater than 150/90. Over 1 million people per year suffer adverse reactions from the over 140 different blood pressure medications that doctors prescribe. Common symptoms, causes and a list of treatment modalities are presented.
Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism: The pituitary, hypothalamus in the brain are responsible for the regulation of how much thyroid hormone should be produced for the body. Heavy metals can attach to the hypothalamus and pituitary and cause a communication problem as to how much thyroid hormone should be available. Thyroid hormones are produced exclusively by the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland produces mostly T4 (Levothyroxine). This is a molecule with 4 iodine molecules on it. It is converted to the active T3 (Triiodothyronine) form when it is exposed to the enzyme iodothyronine deiodinase.
Infertility Notes: Over 150 little-known causes of infertility. Tips and tricks on how to overcome them to get the baby you deserve.
Infertility Tricks and Tips: Preconception healthcare involves making sure that there is an adequate supply of everything that is essential to the health of your egg and sperm and the baby’s development. This is accomplished by eliminating everything which has been shown to be harmful to that process. It’s as simple as that.
Kidney, Bladder and Gall Stones: About Bladder, Gall and Kidney stones, their symptoms, how to diagnose them, why they happen, referred pain caused by stones and how to prevent and treat the most common types of stones.
Interstitial Cystitis: Interstitial cystitis (in-tur-STISH-ul sis-TIE-tis) is defined as recurring pain or discomfort in the bladder and surrounding pelvic (perianal) regions in both men but mostly women over the age of 30. This condition is a sign of a toxic body and is often associated with other inflammatory conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. Interstitial Cystitis causes scarring and stiffness of the bladder which affects the nerves in that area that signal the need to urinate. Some people with this condition have been known to need to use the bathroom up to 60 times within a 24 hour period—as you can imagine this interferes greatly with any social, work and sexual intimacy situations.
Intestinal Parasites: One reason why I push so much for routine worming is that the medical field often misses this diagnosis—especially if you don’t have a history of traveling outside the United States where parasites are often a big issue. I love working in my garden and often I am an open-mouth breather when I’m working up the soil. We also live in a windy area and dirt from the wheat and grass fields is often in the air. I try to wash my hands frequently, but anyone who works in the dirt knows that it’s nearly impossible to keep from getting it on you.
Lip Sores: Discussed are six causes of lip sores. Sheila was having a couple different challenges with her lips. Because they were not responding, she kept trying new things. We found several things she was using occasionally and a couple of things she was using more consistently that she was allergic to.
Low Stomach Acid: Other predisposing factors that increase the need for more hydrochloric acid products for low stomach acid are the ingestion of fast foods, salt free diets, antacid use, excessive vomiting/diarrhea, eating disorders, pregnancy, the aging process (as we age our production of HCl decreases), stress, excess nervousness, congenital weaknesses and the ingestion of fish oil capsules (wrong type of fish or taking the product when you don’t need it—yes, this product is over-recommended.)
Mammogram Humor: Over the years people keep sending me stuff! One important part of healing is to be able to laugh. It increases those healing endorphins.
Miscellaneous Health Tips: Miscellaneous health tips including Acid Reflux, the hazards of using tampons, an affirmation for perfect vision, turmeric and cystic fibrosis, a new kind of better assimilated milk from Friesian cows, gymnema and pancreatic support.
Morgellon’s Disease: Well, a couple of weeks after that, she felt itching—like parasites were crawling on her skin and hair. Eventually she could see little bugs crawling out of her skin. The itching increased in intensity to encompass 24-hours a day and she could barely get any rest. She called in a local exterminator twice and had the house poisoned but the parasites only continued to grow inside her. She took herbs, supplements and applied several things topically to no avail. rip after trip to several doctors who found nothing finally landed her in a mental institution.
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS: Other names for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity include: Environmental illness, Chemical AIDS, 20th Century disease, Total allergy syndrome, Sick building syndrome, Chemophobia, Gulf War Syndrome and Immune dysregulation.
Near Death Experiences: Have you ever had a surgery where the doctors told you or a family member that they almost lost you? Do you suffer from depression of unknown origin? Here are some common characteristics of people who have had an NDE.
Outsmarting the Midlife Fat Cell: Book Review. Cravings for sugar, chocolate and fat in the transitional phase helps to increase serotonin in the brain which helps us to feel better about ourselves, gives us more energy and stabilizes mood swings.
Pancreatic Insufficiency: What is pancreatic insufficiency? Its physiology, symptoms, long term effects, core causes and treatment options are discussed.
Parasites Home Page: How do you get worms? We pick up worms from some of the things we eat, from the dirt, and from the dust we breathe in. Craving dirt and eating dirt it is a sign of iron deficiency. We should talk if you are doing that. . . I got pin worms when I was a little girl by eating a mud pie (my friend said she’d give me a nickel if I did it!)
Phobias: NeuroEmotionalTechnique (http://www.netmindbody.com/) is usually very effective in treating phobias. Often a phobia will come up when I test out the core cause of dis-ease, but without a list like this, it is sometimes hard to track down what we need to clear. So, I’d like to thank Fredd Culberson for developing the list. He also has a cool poster for sale with all the phobias on it.
Poisonous Spiders: One woman in my practice had a brown recluse bite that had not healed on over a year. She had tried everything she could think of and many treatments her medical doctor recommended. We finally got it healed by treating it with slippery elm bark poultices, Willard Water and Biting Insect homeopathic drops.
Prostate Health Tips: Natural and alternative treatments for optimal prostate health including foods, exercises, supplements and the proper tests for evaluation.
SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder): I’ve noticed this L-tyrosine deficiency in my own practice for several years. It manifests as depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder and there is an easy, cheap, natural and effective way to manage these challenges. It doesn’t work for everyone—only most people. And it does a great job of doing it.
Sick Liver Signs: I don’t know which comes first in these types of cases; anger causing the liver-based diseases or liver-based diseases resulting in anger. The good thing is that we have LOTS of options on how to overcome these challenges and it doesn’t really matter where you start as long as you start and keep at it.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is defined as the sudden death of an infant under one year of age that remains unexplained after a complete investigation, which includes an autopsy, examination of the death scene, and review of the symptoms or illnesses the infant had prior to dying and any other pertinent medical history.
Sinus/Tooth/Eye Infection Self Help: The most effective technique that I know of for sinus, tooth and eye problems is the hot/cold soak. This one is an easy, effective, cheap treatment that you can do at home. It helps for allergies, bacterial, fungal or viral infections, abscesses, ear infections and anything else associated with the head where many prescription drugs fail to penetrate quickly.
Skin Disease Tips and Tricks: In general, here is what I’ve found works best for skin symptoms such as psoriasis, eczema, acne, dandruff and ringworm:
Spider Bites: If the bite is a bad one where it has left a hole in the skin that has not healed (as often happens with Brown Recluse spider bites,) then mixing the diluted Willard Water together with a teaspoon of Slippery Elm Bark into a poultice and applying it daily to the wound–protected by a bandage, is the way to effectively treat the bite.
Splenda and Formication: Formication (also known as speed bumps, meth sores, crank bugs): A common symptom in diseases of the spinal cord and peripheral nerves involving the illusion or hallucination (also called delusions of parasitosis –DP for short) that ants, snakes or other insects are creeping on or under the skin causing itching. Formication is associated with psychotic states, drug and alcohol abuse (crystal meth, cocaine, amphetamines, heroine, alcohol), certain prescription medication (Ritalin, Adderall and Lunesta), menopause, allergies, diabetic neuropathy, skin cancer and with herpes zoster (shingles).
Statin Drugs: I once had a young man (age 12) who came to me that was on statin drugs. Do these companies really know how children will react to these drugs? This boy was eating fast food and cafeteria food more than ten times each week! What are Statin drugs and how do they work? Statins are a class of drugs that lower the level of cholesterol in the blood by reducing the production of cholesterol by the liver by blocking a specific enzyme that helps make cholesterol. (The other source of cholesterol in the blood is dietary cholesterol.)
Stones Caused by Drugs: Names of some very common prescription drugs causing bladder and kidney stones complete with photos of what the stones and crystals look like.
Stones-Medical Treatments: Short descriptions of all the techniques available to break up, dissolve or resolve urinary tract stones and crystals.
Stones-Natural Treatments: Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs and Juices used to help and prevent kidney, bladder, and gall stone formation.
Stones-Breed Predilection: Different species and breeds of animals are prone to different compositions of kidney and bladder stones. Here’s the list I put together while researching the stone issue which lists dog breeds, pocket pets and farm animals and the types of stones most common for the animal.
Stress Strategies: When an animal comes in with nerve rings in the iris (see the circles around the outside of the iris?), I know there is a lot of stress in the household. Usually, the person bringing in the pet also gives me clues as to who is the nidus of the problem as many humans in the house will show similar iris signs. The person causing this symptom in the pets and other people in the house is usually a screamer. These cases are sad because the people/animals exhibiting the stress lines are holding it all inside while the person causing the stress is attacking anything in their path.
Swine Flu Virus Alerts: People react to fear. It gets the gears moving, but fear also suppresses our immune system so if you can’t keep fear from knocking at your door, then take a news break! Turn off that TV and stop reading the newspaper. Spend the time doing something you love. Laugh and enjoy life. These activities support and nourish the immune system. With that said, let’s attend to the swine flu thin
Thyroid Disease: Hypothyroidism has been called the “great imitator” because of the vast number of medical conditions thyroid conditions can mimic. Do you walk with your palms facing behind? If so, you may be hypothyroid.
Thyroid Bad Foods: Have you heard of goitrogens? A Goitrogen is a substance in some foods that prevents the thyroid gland from working correctly by blocking the uptake of iodine. I think the best way to handle these kinds of problems is to find out what the core cause is, correct that, minimize what you can, eliminate what you can and repair the damaged thyroid cells with protomorphogens and glandular supplements. Alternative therapies that seems to be working include:
Total Body Detox Tips and Tricks: When your body is sick in any way the pH is disrupted. Your body does whatever it can to keep up with the extra acid produced. When it can’t keep up, disease happens. Disease is a breakdown of your body’s cells optimal function. Disease happens through poor eating habits, overwork, stuffing your emotions, eating too many cooked foods, too much sugar, salt, caffeine, drugs, vaccines, tension, depression, lack of proper rest, lack of exercise, environmental contamination of the air/water/food and the retention of metabolic wastes (constipation). The only effective way to “cure” disease is to eliminate the causes.
Vaccinations and Nosodes: Pros and cons of vaccinating your children and pets, what to do if you have to vaccinate, which vaccines are actually recommended and how to get rid of the harmful side effects of vaccinating.
Vanishing Twin Syndrome: Lawrence Wright’s article, Double Mystery published in the New Yorker, August 7, 1995 explained that one out of eighty or ninety live human births produces twins. With the advent of ultrasonography it has been determined that at least one-eighth of all natural pregnancies begin as twins. This is evident when the first ultrasound detects twins and the second one does not. So what happens to these twins?
Verbal Emotional and Spiritual Abuse Whoever made up that rhyme about “sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me” was just plain wrong! Words do hurt. They can break a person on the inside just as surely as a whack with a stick bruises the outside. An Interview with Del Hungerford:
Warts, Moles and Skin Discolorations: Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about warts and moles and a whole BUNCH of alternative treatments.
What is a Normal Bowel Movement? : Feces, crap, stools, shit, poop, manure, BM, #2, dung, droppings, and bowel contents are all the same thing. I use all these terms as sometimes my clients don’t know what feces or stool is. If I can’t communicate with my clients, I can’t help them. And you wouldn’t believe how often I actually get an email with a photo of a bowel movement in the toilet from people who think they have parasites. Actually bowel movement pictures are all part of the job around here. I don’t mind. It’s actually a relief for many people to know what they are seeing in their bowel movement is actually NOT a worm but an intestinal shred or a piece of undigested food or a protein fiber.
Yeast Tactics: Yeast cells divide every 24 hours and feed on simple sugars. Hormonal changes, antibiotic use, illness, stress, parasite infections and other factors can upset the vaginal ecosystem, causing yeast cells to grow more rapidly than normal.