JUNE 18, 2019 MENSTRUAL CRAMPS

Many women complain of menstrual cramps and increased bleeding This is not my field but I am always looking for a new botanical that might help Recently published in the American Botanical Council HerbalGram was an article , Re: Cinnamon Supplementation Lessens the Severity of Menstrual Pain

Jahangirifar M, Taebi M, Dolatian M. The effect of cinnamon on primary dysmenorrhea: A randomized, double-blind clinical trial. Complement Ther Clin Pract. November 2018;33:56-60. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2018.08.001.

Primary dysmenorrhea, or menstrual pain, can disrupt a woman's daily activities. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are used to control the symptoms of dysmenorrhea; however, they can produce adverse effects when used over a long period of time. Several medicinal plants have been shown to benefit dysmenorrhea. Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Lauraceae) bark, which has antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties, is used to treat indigestion, abdominal cramps, intestinal spasms, and nausea, among other issues. These authors conducted a double-blind, randomized, clinical trial to investigate the effects of cinnamon on primary dysmenorrhea.

Concluding that cinnamon significantly reduced the severity of menstrual pain, the authors recommend the use of cinnamon in women with primary dysmenorrhea. They note that studies directly comparing cinnamon to drugs used for dysmenorrhea would also be of interest.

Reposted from the ABC HerbalGram Join the ABC 5/31/19

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JUNE 17, 2019 WHY FASTING ?


There are many individuals who fast. There are benefits to fasting You should consult your health care practitioner if fasting is safe for you

1. When you fast, insulin levels drop and human growth hormone increases. Your cells also initiate important cellular repair processes and change which genes they express.

2. Intermittent fasting helps you eat fewer calories, while boosting metabolism slightly. It is a very effective tool to lose belly fat.

3. Fasting triggers a metabolic pathway called autophagy, which removes waste material from cells.

4. Intermittent fasting may have important benefits for brain health. It may increase growth of new neurons and protect the brain from damage.

5. One of the most exciting applications of intermittent fasting may be its ability to extend lifespan. Studies in rats have shown that intermittent fasting extends lifespan in a similar way as continuous calorie restriction.

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JUNE 14, 2019 OUCH !!! THAT BEE STUNG HURT

When people hear I raise bees they always ask do I harvest or get the honey. Of course the answer is yes. I do not sell my honey as I am not registered to do so. I give the honey away and piece of comb with the honey. I tell patients I do Bee Stony Therapy and sting people on purpose. Many people laugh, and chuckle stating “ Why would anyone want to get stung “ The answer is simple. It is beneficial for many diseases. This is known, well researched and written about. The Bible of Been Venom Therapy was written by a NYC based physician named Bodog Beck MD. It is an excellent book to read if you want to know about BVT. He used it for autoimmune disease as rheumatoid arthritis and pain syndromes. There are different types of stings. I have heard it explained different ways by different apitherapists.

I usually do a full sting method and with having small talk with the patient begin to sting an area. The sting is of full intensity and does hurt It is of extreme benefit . I do take the stinger out if a new patient. I probably like to get stung about 8 times a day and leave the stingers in place. I do it for back pain and for longevity.

Some apitherapists remove the stinger from the bee and tap the stinger genty into areas to be stung. This has been used in Japan for centuries . It is called HoShinDo. I have seen it used . I have not perfected this method but do try it on some occasions .

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JUNE 13, 2019 WILD LETTUCE

This plant is also known as opium lettuce due to its pain relieving and sedative effects. It acts directly on the central nervous system to lessen the feeling of pain. I’ve found that its sap is so effective that you can numb even the greatest of pains. As opioids are becoming harder to obtain, wild lettuce seems like the best alternative to powerful commercial painkillers. Best of all, it’s not addictive and has no side effects. 

The plant’s sap can also be applied to the skin as a treatment for warts. Cover the wart with sap once or twice a day until the wart is gone.

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JUNE 12, 2019 ULCERS

There are many documented remedies for gastric ulcers. I have used aloe vera gel and deglycherrized licorice ( DGL) Cabbage juice has a great success using 1 liter of juice in divided doses throughout the day.

An old naturopathic formula called Robert’s formula has been used. This is named after Captain Frank Roberts who served in England. He became a distinguished naturopathic physician after his servie to his country

This formula includes marsh mallow root with indigo, American cranesbill, pokeroot and slippery elm/Drs Murray and Pizzorno have added cabbage powder, pancreatin and niacinamide to the traditional formula with good result

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JUNE 11, 2019 PARASITES

The main treatment for parasites is prevention. There are medications which can be toxic. I utilize herbal remedies which are very effective especially wormwood and mugwort. I usually use 1 gram two to three times a day.

Grapeseed extract has also been used . Other remedies have been written about such as balmony, butternut bark, Pennyroyal and Southerwood. These were described in SY Mills book on Parasite Remedies.

I tend to use berberine containing plants as Barberry and Oregon grape

I have seen fresh fig sap rid the body of Whipworm and even threadworm disappear when an enema bag of quassia is used.

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JUNE 10, 2019 MORE COFFEE

Coffee is good for heart ? Coffee is bad for the heart ? There have several studies have suggested that coffee stiffens arteries, thus putting pressure on the heart and arteries. A recent study cited that drinking up to 25 cups of coffee per day are not bad for the heart

It was a British study pf 8,000 people that studied drinking 5 cups of coffee all the way up to 25 cups had no bad effects for the heart.

I do enjoy drinking 1 - 2 cups of coffee per day. My morning coffee has Reishi mushroom in it The study grouped into three categories - less than 1 cup, second was 2 cups and the third cup was more than 3 cups ( and some had drank 25 cups in this later group )

In conclusion whether you drank 1 cup or up to 25 cups, there are no bad effects for the heart. There are other studies that suggest coffee decreases the risk for Alzheimer Disease and Parkinson’s Disease. More studies need to be completed

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JUNE 8-9, 2019 CAYENNE

As a cardiologist this is a very useful herb/spice. It helps blood to clot both internally and externally. It is a very warming herb, and most hear about it for it as a digestive aid. It also does support the immune system because it is rich in vitamins and minerals.

It is a supportive herb for cold and flu . It can be used as a tincture and given several times during the day to ease the sore throat. There are many herbs that I use instead, but cayenne has miraculous results

For those patients that suffer from cold hands and feet either due to thyroid issues or Raynaud’s I suggest using Cayenne . It increases the circulation I have seen an old man, age 88 sprinkle cayenne pepper in his socks ( the toes of the socks) for warming in the winter months

There are excellent remedies for Cayenne Pepper. The BEST book for remedies just released is “ The Lost Book of Remedies” by Claude Davis

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