Raw Honey

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RAW HONEY

Honey contains about 200 substances, including amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes, has bactericidal activity against many microorganisms, accelerates wound healing, has anti-inflammatory and protective effect on gastrointestinal infections caused by bacteria and rotavirus. Honey has been commonly used for treating wounds before the advent of antibiotics but even today, despite the variety of existing antibiotic creams, in some cases, honey may be more effective in treating poorly healing wounds that resist to conventional treatments. By removing moisture from the wound through its high sugar content, honey inhibits bacterial growth and proliferation and blocks the passage of harmful external contaminants. And, as is inexpensive, can be the ideal choice in countries without access to modern medicines for the treatment of wounds. Studies have shown that burns covered with honey heal faster and with less pain and scarring than the burns treated with conventional medicines. There are already on the market curative solutions honey-based for wound care.

Lemon – Citrus limon

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LEMON (Citrus limon)
Lemon has a high level of Vitamin C (which increases the immunological activity), stimulates appetite and has a slight antibacterial and antiviral effect and is particularly important during colds and flu because its mucolytic qualities allow anti-inflammatory effect. It helps to increase the resistance of the veins and arteries and regulate blood pressure, and it is also effective in reducing calcium deposits (kidney stones or bladder).

According to Dr. Reams a 9:1 ratio for lemon water medicinally shoud be taken daily.

Note: 9 parts pure filtered water to 1 part organic lemon

Garlic – Allium sativum

GARLIC (Allium sativum)

Clinical evidence of the value of garlic, both on the prevention and the treatment of many diseases, is justified both by its content of minerals and vitamins and for its therapeutic effects as well as by the presence of some substances capable of reducing the levels of lipids and blood cholesterol. Garlic also functions as a hypotensive agent that helps control blood pressure without causing side effects. It has Selenium – a mineral that protects the heart, preventing the formation of atheroma, which leads to clots, and normalizing blood pressure.

The garlic also has allicin, alina, both with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects.

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OXYGEN MINERALS

MANAGE HEALTH NATURALLYOXYGEN MINERALS – Prevention ~ First Defense

A study of the periodic table of elements shows sulfur, selenium, and tellurium as being the only three oxygen transport minerals. Further study shows that chlorine and fluorine are detrimental to such oxygen transport, yet these elements have been added to make our teeth “healthier” and our water “more pure” or free from bacterial infestation. These elements are poisonous at higher concentrations, and they block the uptake of both oxygen and sulfur. Drinking city tap water is discouraged in the Study for this reason.

The Study believes that a widespread deficiency in the mineral sulfur may be responsible for the great increase in disease in the U.S. Healthy cellular metabolism is the basis for cellular regeneration of all of our cells. This is the bottom line for the human body. Without intracellular oxygen, we begin to degenerate long before our biological clock runs out.

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NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTATION INFORMATION

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MANAGE HEALTH NATURALLYNUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTATION INFORMATION

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Bonnie Frownfelter ND

 

Nutritional Supplementation

Nutritional Supplements are concentrated foods designed to meet nutritional needs that may not be adequately provided by the conventional diet. There are many reasons why people use nutritional supplements, but poor diet is usually the main reason.

Overt Nutritional Deficiencies

Taking a multi-vitamin paired with a mineral supplement may prevent a nutritional deficiency.   These two basic supplements can fill the gap usually encountered by most modern diets today. It is a good foundation to build your nutritional program upon.

Special dietary Needs

Special dietary needs can result from poor dietary habits or environmental challenges. For example, smoking is known to destroy vitamin C, which increases the need for a higher dose of the vitamin that may not be in a multiple vitamin. Vegetarians may need to supplements several nutrients, especially B-12.

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Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B5

Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B5

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What is vitamin B5?
Vitamin B5, more commonly known as pantothenic acid, is a water-soluble nutrient that is part of the B vitamin family. The B vitamins help support adrenal function and a healthy nervous system. The vitamin’s name derives from the Greek word pantothen, meaning “from everywhere,” reflecting the fact that small amounts of pantothenic acid can be found in nearly every food.

Why is it necessary?
Pantothenic acid is vital in the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats; for healthy skin; and is used in the synthesis of coenzyme A (CoA), an enzyme that participates in a variety of reactions in the body, especially the breaking down of fatty acids. Pantothenic acid deficiency is a rare but serious condition that can cause numbness and burning sensations in the hands and feet as well as headaches, fatigue, and insomnia. Since pantothenic acid is involved in a wide variety of biological functions, deficiencies of the vitamin may not be easily identified or may be masked by other nutrient deficiencies.

How much, and what kind, does an adult need?
The U.S. Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine recommends a daily adequate intake (AI) of 5 mg for both men and women.

The recommended daily AI for pregnant women is 6 mg, and seven mg for breastfeeding women. There is no known toxicity level for pantothenic acid in humans, but gastrointestinal side effects such as nausea and heartburn have been reported in doses up to 1,200 mg.

How much does a child need?
The U.S. Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine makes the following recommendations for daily AI:

  • infants from birth to six months: 1.7 mg
  • infants from seven months to 12 months: 1.8 mg
  • children between the ages of one and three: 2 mg
  • children between the ages of four and eight: 3 mg
  • children between the ages of nine and 13: 4 mg
  • and children between the ages of 14 and 18 is the same as adults: 5 mg per day.

How do you get enough from foods?
Pantothenic acid is a common nutrient that is found in a variety of foods in at least a small amount. The highest amounts of pantothenic acid are found in whole grain cereals, eggs, meat, legumes, avocado, and yogurt. Studies have shown processing and refining grains result in large losses of pantothenic acid, in some cases up to 75 percent, but since the nutrient is found in a wide array of foods, there is little risk of deficiency. The only documented cases have been in conjunction with severe malnutrition.

Are there any risks associated with consuming too much?
The Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine has not established a tolerable upper level of intake (UL). The only known adverse effect is diarrhea as a result of very high intakes – between 10 and 20 grams – of calcium D-pantothenate, a common supplement. Gastrointestinal side effects, such as heartburn and nausea, have also been noted with pantothenic acid doses up to 1,200 mg.

Are there any other special considerations?

  • Some studies have shown the administration of oral pantothenic acid and a pantothenol ointment on the skin can shorten the healing time of wounds and reduce scar tissue. However, other studies have shown no significant acceleration or improvement of the wound-healing process.
  • Pantethine, a derivative of pantothenic acid, may have a cholesterol-lowering effect in humans.
  • Avocados contain the highest amount of pantothenic acid among commonly consumed foods, with one fruit containing about two mg.
  • Contraceptives that contain progestin and estrogen may result in increased metabolism of pantothenic acid.

Magnesium and Tourette’s Syndrone (Research)

Magnesium and Tourette’s Syndrome (Research)

Author: Grimaldi, 2002

Study Type:  Hypothesis

Results:

Magnesium deficiency may be the central precipitating event and common pathway for the subsequent biochemical effects on substance P, kynurenine, NMDA receptors, and vitamin 86 that may result in the symptomatology of Tourette’s syndrome.

Peer-Reviewed Professional Journals:

Grimaldi, B. L. The central role of magnesium deficiency in Tourette’s syndrome: causal relationships between magnesium deficiency, altered biochemical pathways and symptoms relating to Tourette’s syndrome and several reported comorbid conditions. Med Hypotheses. 58(1):47-60, 2002.

Prior studies have suggested a common etiology involved in Tourette’s syndrome and several comorbid conditions and symptomatology. Reportedly, current medications used in Tourette’s syndrome have intolerable side-effects or are ineffective for many patients. After thoroughly researching the literature, the author hypothesizes that magnesium deficiency may be the central precipitating event and common pathway for the subsequent biochemical effects on substance P, kynurenine, NMDA receptors, and vitamin 86 that may result in the symptomatology of Tourette’s syndrome and several reported comorbid conditions. These comorbid conditions and symptomatology include allergy, asthma, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, coprolalia, copropraxia, anxiety, depression, restless leg syndrome, migraine, self-injurious behavior, autoimmunity, rage, bruxism, seizure, heart arrhythmia, heightened sensitivity to sensory stimuli, and an exaggerated startle response. Common possible environmental and genetic factors are discussed, as well as biochemical mechanisms. Clinical studies to determine the medical efficacy for a comprehensive magnesium treatment option for Tourette’s syndrome need to be conducted to make this relatively safe, low side-effect treatment option available to doctors and their patients.

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Antioxidants and Free Radicals

MANAGE HEALTH NATURALLYAntioxidants and Free Radicals

Antioxidants are a group of compounds that are produced by the body and that occur naturally in many foods. Antioxidants work together in the body to maintain our health and vigor well into our later years. They do this by protecting our cells and tissues from damage caused by free radicals. The body produces free radicals in the normal course of energy production but there are also substances in our environment, such as, certain chemicals, smoke, pollutants, solar radiation that trigger the production of free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage cell structures and ultimately lead to cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, cataracts, arthritis, and many other ailments associated with aging can be aggravated by free radicals. Free radicals perform many critical functions in our bodies, from controlling the flow of blood through our arteries, to fighting infection and they keep our brains sharp and in focus. A key to good health and in slowing down the aging process would be to maintain a healthy balance between antioxidants and free radicals. That is the job of the body’s antioxidant defense network.

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Health Fact – Apple

HEALTH FACT- APPLE

The apple is one of the most nutritious fruits to eat, but it needs to be organic because the commercial industry is highly sprayed with insecticides and now a GMO apple is going to be released…which means it already has been but is now being disclosed.
Nutrients in an Apple:
Calcium, Chromium, Iodine, Lithium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Potassium, Rutin, Sulfur, Vanadium, Alanine, E, B17, B17(seed), C, Asparagine, Aspartic-acid, A, Chlorophyll, Cobalt, Copper, B9, Glutamic-acid, Leucine, Linolenic-acid, Luteine, Lysine, B3, Oleic-acid, B5, Pectin, Phenylalanine, Phosphorus, Proline, B2, Selenium, Silicon, Silver, Sodium, B1, Tryptophan, Tyrosine, Valine, B6, Zinc, Zirconium

Remember the old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” the above nutrients might just be the reason.

Bonnie Frownfelter ND
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Olive Oil – Lemon Juice Drink

OLIVE OIL – LEMON JUICE DRINK

Made by blending the following ingredients:

1 whole lemon, (pulp, rind, seeds and all)
1½ Cups distilled water
1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
4 rounded Tbsps. frozen orange juice concentrate

This blend is then strained through a wire strainer to remove the pulp.
The remaining liquid is divided in four equal portions of approximately 1/4 cup each and a portion is consumed with each of the three daily meals and before bedtime.

– In addition to stimulating lymphatic flow, the drink increases the flow of bile from the liver and gallbladder – which, in turn, enhances one’s ability to digest essential fatty acids through the Peyer’s patches in the small intestine. It is not uncommon for AIDS patients to experience weight gain and a reversal of a long list of complaints often associated with fatty acid deficiencies.

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