manuka honeyScientists and chemists have combed the far reaches of the earth in search of natural ingredients that can be used for medicinal purposes. One of the more recent discoveries is that of a unique type of honey that is so effective in treating certain health conditions that it has even outperformed medicine in some cases. This medical-grade honey is known as bio-active Manuka Honey.

Manuka Honey is a premium mono-floral honey produced by bees that feed on the nectar of the flowers that grow on the Manuka bush, which is indigenous to New Zealand. It has been discovered that honey made from this nectar contains certain plant-derived components that are very effective in treating a wide spectrum of health conditions. When taken orally, Manuka Honey is effective in treating stomach aches, stomach ulcers, sore throats, acid reflux disease, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome, cold and flu symptoms, etc.

Manuka Honey can also be used topically on the skin to treat conditions such as acne, wounds, burns, wrinkles, eczema, ringworm and even MRSA Staph infections.Some people are under the misconception that if they consume Manuka Honey by taking it orally, it can be effective in treating some of these topical conditions. Even though Manuka Honey has many health benefits when ingested, it has to be applied directly to the affected area to work. For example, to treat an infected wound, Manuka Honey has to come in direct contact with the bacteria that is causing the infection.

Manuka Honey doesn’t work the same way that antibiotics do, so for some uses, Manuka Honey needs to be applied to the skin. If the idea of putting honey on your skin is not desirable, a Long Island-based manufacturer of skin care products called Honeymark imports Manuka Honey from New Zealand and blends it into their products for a much more user-friendly application. For example, Manuka Honey is effective in treating Athlete’s Foot. However, smearing Manuka Honey all over your foot might be somewhat uncomfortable and impractical. Honeymark’s Anti-Fungal Solution contains Manuka Honey but is a liquid-based product so that it can be easily applied to the skin, without the sticky mess. “Using honey as a medicine is no longer considered a home remedy,” says Frank Buonanotte, CEO of Honeymark International. “Even though honey has been used for medical purposes in many cultures for thousands of years, Manuka Honey from New Zealand has been found to have additional healing properties not found in other types of honey, making it a viable treatment alternative to expensive, and in some cases, ineffective medication. “Honeymark plans to increase its line of Manuka Honey skin care products in the first quarter of 2009. Such new products will include a Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash and Moisturizing Hand and Body Lotion, all of which will contain Manuka Honey. Honeymark also plans on releasing their own brand of pure Manuka Honey for consumers interested in utilizing Manuka Honey for internal purposes.

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Originally posted 2014-07-14 17:00:35.

transformationTransformation or Trace-Formation – This thought provoking video illustrates problems we face in the world, the next stage of evolution and transformation of humanity!

“Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders and millions have been killed because of this obedience. Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves and the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.” – Howard Zinn

Universal Law trumps all others.

  1. No man or woman, in or out of government shall initiate force, threat of force or fraud against my life and property and, any and all contracts I am a party to, not giving full disclosure to me, whether signed by me or not, are void at my discretion.
  2. I may use force in self-defense against anyone that violates Law 1.
  3. There shall be no exceptions to Law 1 and 2.

Originally posted 2014-07-07 11:50:01.

acupunctureIf you suffer from back pain you probably would not consider acupuncture as a treatment until you have exhausted many other alternatives. However, acupuncture is a type of ancient Chinese medicine that’s been around for over 2,500 years and throughout this time it has been used for back pain relief, increasingly so in these modern times.

While it is not traditionally a part of western medicine, nowadays your doctor is quite likely to send you for this treatment if you are suffering from back or neck pain either persistantly or due to accident or injury.

If you are going to have this therapy you may want to know a little about how it works. The general belief is that the body has 20 energy flow patterns called meridians or pathways. Through these pathways it is thought that the life force or vital energy flows, this is known as the qi (it is pronounced chee) and is considered to be essential to maintain good health. There are over 2,000 points on our bodies that connect with these pathways and it is at these points which the hair-thin needles are inserted, this is done in varying specific combinations depending on the treatment required. These actions are believed to either correct the flow of qi or to reinforce it.

Even though it cannot be proven that this works as a type of pain relief, it is thought that as a result the central nervous system is stimulated. Most patients say that they get a pins and needles sensation on the insertion of the needles and indeed into the duration of the treatment, which usually lasts about 15 to 30 minutes. Some people report that they feel energised or even very relaxed so it appears as if the effect can be is somewhat different depending on the individual.

The acupuncturist will use up to 20 metallic needles during a treatment session and the depth they are inserted is dependent upon the area, deeper muscular or fatty areas need more penetration and the scalp for example would be just below the surface. The practitioner may turn the needles one way or another depending on what they are trying to achieve, in my personal experience they were turned on insertion, then again about half way through the treatment. At no point is the treatment painful, there is a mere sensation of the needles going in and they do not feel sharp at all, this is because unlike needles used for injections, an acupuncture needle’s tip come to a smooth point without sharp edges. They are also very thin, about 20 times thinner than a hypodermic needle. In my experience the most troublesome part of the treatment is lying in the same position without moving for up to 30 minutes, especially if you suffer from back pain or similar.

Although there are many medical experts who believe acupuncture is an effective way to treat certain conditions such as back pain, there is no true consensus. Some adhere to the theories of qi and meridians whilst others attribute acupuncture’s benefits to the biological changes that are brought about in the body as a result of treatment. Needless to say there will always be the sceptics who deny that acupuncture has any effect at all, but in my opinion if you are suffering from ongoing back pain it is certainly worth trying.

Article Source www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_12508.shtml

Originally posted 2014-07-07 11:39:08.

agingSugar has been shown to have a maturing influence. You do not need to cut it out of your life entirely, however absolutely cut down on it. In several research studies, it has been shown to actually lower life-span. Stick with foods that are normally sweet, like fruits, to help curb your sweet yearnings.

Use olive oil and keep in mind fat does not equal bad. Oils have actually gotten a bum rap but they are necessary to our wellness. The technique is to stay away from “fake” fats like trans fats. Using olive oil has lots of heart healthy advantages so do not shy away from using it. Try making your own tossed salad vinaigrette’s of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Take anti-aging supplements along with vitamins on a daily basis. Make sure to do your research on the supplements that you pick as they do not all act the same, work the same or contain the same ingredients. Your physician can also help recommend good supplements to add to your daily regimen.

To make sure you are getting ample nutrients in your life as you age, try drinking smoothies 3 to 4 times weekly. Smoothies taste fantastic and are chock full of good nutrients. They normally consist of approximately five nutritional portions of fruits and veggies. Even better, smoothies are rather filling, so as a light lunch or a treat, they can help you manage your yearnings and drop weight!

Skin Care

There are skin-care products that produce collagen in your face and in your neck. Collagen contributes much toward skin remaining firm and supple. However as you get older, obviously, it doesn’t stay that way. Nevertheless, a good skin care cream, used on a daily basis, will go a long way towards slowing down the effects of aging.

Focus on products to fit your skin type, conditions, body type, and age. Anti-aging products are as different as night and day: dry skin versus oily skin, 20-somethings versus the 50+ demographic, light skin versus dark, and on and on. So determine what you are, research the products that target what you are. Skin care is all about personalization. There’s no reason to settle for middle of the road, status quo. Find what works for you.

Aging and even retirement should be fun and rewarding. You are what you are and are fine just as you are. But, if you make the personal decision to counteract the part of aging you don’t like, that’s okay too. Go for it. Try a few of the things pointed out in this short article. You might find that these years are the best years.

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Originally posted 2014-06-26 09:54:32.

acneAcne is one of those things that everybody seems to get at one point or another, and yet nobody really likes it. While some cases are mild, other cases are quite severe and can lead to visible scarring. So, not only do these people have to suffer through a bad outbreak of acne, they then have to live with the scars for the rest of their lives. Or do they? The answer to that is no they don’t, or at least they can try any number of acne scars remedies that will minimize the scars that are there. Not all of these treatments will work the same on everybody, but they are worth trying if it means you can feel better about yourself.

One of the best known remedies for acne scars is citrus juice. You can apply the juice of a lemon or lime directly to the problem areas. However, some people find that pure citrus juice irritates their skin, so you may want to try different dilutions until you find the one that’s best for you. Apply it once or twice a day for several weeks and see how much lighter your scars look. It can take quite a while, but if it just doesn’t seem to be working for you, then you can try other acne scars remedies.

A lot of people swear by olive oil for making their acne scars less visible. In fact, there are any number of different oils that you can try. Simply massage the oil into the scar and the surrounding area, and let it sit. This helps to soften and moisturize the skin which can help diminish the visibility of acne scarring.

Here’s a natural remedy for acne that you may not be familiar with: tomatoes! That’s right. Tomatoes are high in Vitamin A which keeps the body from producing too much sebum, which is the substance that is largely responsible for acne to begin with. Tomatoes are also rich in antioxidants which are beneficial for repairing the skin.

One of the most soothing acne scars remedies is a mixture of rose water and sandalwood. Simply add a few drops of the rose water to the sandalwood until it is at a paste like consistency. Then put the resulting paste directly on the scars and let it sit for about an hour. This is generally very gentle on the skin, so you can even leave it on as you sleep.

You have to be more careful if you are currently experiencing an acne outbreak, as you shouldn’t let any foreign material (such as any of the above ingredients we’ve talked about) get into the sores. Not only can it be irritating, but it can also make the acne worse. However, if you need immediate comfort, you may want to try an icepack to help cool and temporarily tighten the skin.

While a lot of people have found success with the above acne scars treatments, you should always consult with a qualified medical professional before doing anything that has to do with your health.

Article Source:
www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_12505.shtml

Originally posted 2014-06-10 08:50:08.

broncSuffering from bronchitis? Looking for natural remedies to get rid of the extreme discomfort? Bronchitis is an infection and consequent inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes. There are two types of bronchitis that individuals suffer from. Acute bronchitis is a result of a cold or flu. Chronic bronchitis is caused by allergies, pollution and smoking. The symptoms of bronchitis include shortness of breath, wheezing, tightness in the chest, fatigue, and persistent cough with heavy and multicolored mucus.

8 Best Ways to Cure Bronchitis Naturally:

  1. Steam
    Steam treatment is among the best treatments for bronchitis. This can be done in the shower. An alternate remedy is to bring water to boiling point, and then bend over the container and cover the head and chest with a towel. The affected patient can now breathe the steam to stimulate the flow of mucus and relieve bronchial inflammation. To make the treatment more effective, it is suggested to add eucalyptus oil to the water. Eucalyptus helps to soften the mucus in the obstructed airways of the lungs. It is a natural antibacterial agent.
  2. Eucalyptus and Pine Oil
    Those suffering from bronchitis can rub a little eucalyptus or pine oil on the chest and back, behind the ears and on the soles of the feet. Pine oil is a natural expectorant while eucalyptus oil helps to relieve inflammation. Both the oils help to rid the body of phlegm. Affected individuals can also add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to a handkerchief and inhale every few minutes.
  3. Water
    Water helps to thin the mucus and cough it up more easily. It is important that individuals affected by bronchitis drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. It is best to avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks as they dehydrate the system, making it harder to rid the body of mucus. A glass of warm water in early morning helps to relieve the pain caused by bronchitis. It also stimulates the flow of mucus.
  4. Garlic
    Garlic is a powerful natural antibacterial and antiviral agent. Allicin in garlic relieves bronchial inflammation and helps to stimulate the production of mucus. Garlic can be consumed raw or powdered, mixed with a teaspoon of honey. The mixture should be swallowed, not chewed.
  5. Onion
    Like garlic, onion is a powerful antibiotic that helps to cure bronchitis. Onions can be eaten raw, with salads or powdered, mixed with a teaspoon of honey. The mixture should be swallowed, not chewed. Even the pungent odor of onions helps to stimulate the flow of mucus and relieve bronchial infection.
  6. Chili Pepper
    Chili Pepper or cayenne pepper helps to thin the mucus lodged in the lungs, causing it to flow and be thrown out of the body. It is advisable to eat spicy food in small quantities and as part of a meal. It has been proven that peppers help to relieve bronchial inflammation rapidly.
  7. Olive Leaf Extract
    Olive leaf extract is a natural antibacterial and antiviral agent that boosts the immune system and cures bronchitis. It is a powerful natural antibiotic that stimulates the flow of mucus, soothes the bronchial tubes to reduce inflammation and attacks the infection-causing microbes.
  8. Raw Honey and Cinnamon
    Raw honey is among the best natural remedies for bronchitis. Raw honey is a good source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which improve immunity and provide essential nutrients. It also boosts metabolism. Raw honey mixed with cinnamon is an amazing cure for bronchitis. Consuming this mixture everyday helps to improve the immune system and prevent future attacks of cold, bronchitis, flu and other respiratory conditions.

These natural home remedies will help to cure bronchitis and relieve the associated symptoms.

Did you find this article helpful? Do share your feedback with us in the comments section.

References:

www.stylecraze.com/articles/effective-home-remedies-for-curing-bronchitis/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronchitis

Originally posted 2014-06-04 12:18:47.

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We hope you are enjoying the beautiful Spring weather. For most this is a joyful time of year but for those who suffer the misery of hay fever, Spring can bring not so much joy! Luckily we are here to help.

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We can treat you and remove ANY allergy! Not just hay fever but all kinds of allergy induced symptoms. I am often asked what the most common substance to be allergic to is. From my experience house dust mite has to be at the top of the list. As an aside one of the most unusual allergies I have treated is an allergy to the aroma of coffee! You can see the full story at: http://allergyspecialists.co.uk/food-allergy.php#Coffee%20Allergy

Inspiring Story – A Family Affair

Around 5 years ago, a gentleman came to see me suffering with terrible hay fever. He became symptom free after his course of treatment but returns to the clinic once a year, just before the hay fever season starts to make sure that he remains allergy free. His young daughters also both suffered with hay fever, one came for treatment last year and the other he is bringing to the clinic this year for her to become allergy free to. His wife has sent this touching review.

“David has helped my daughters hay fever so much, brilliant treatment.” K.K.

Spring offer 2014

We are offering a 25% discount for all children and infants treatments who have their first treatment before 20th June 2014.

Be Free

So why live your life around your allergies? You and your family can be allergy free!

Chirokinetic therapy is a 100% natural, safe and gentle treatment that can be used for everyone including infants. It is so effective and can even be used if you have any other previous medical conditions.

There’s never been a better time to remove your allergies. The hay fever session is in full flow. Why suffer and make yourself miserable when you can be free from your allergies?

We look forward to hearing from you

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Originally posted 2014-06-03 12:08:08.

This is me eating my first pizza for 20 years!

Ciao David,
This is me eating my first pizza for 20 years! I have to have everything translated as you know I don’t speak english so well. But it was an amazing experience coming to the UK for your allergy treatment and becoming free of all my allergies. I will send my full story when Manilo my husband has translated it.

Lella.

Originally posted 2014-06-03 12:05:08.

lose-weight-naturallyWith the spring in bloom, the promise of summer and people waking from their hibernation there’s never a more perfect time to get back on track with your diet and get in the best shape for the season ahead.

The most well known methods are to: Overcome unhealthy eating habits and exercise for 30 minutes every day. Here are 10 complimenting natural health tips that can help you to lose weight naturally and maintain a healthy body.

  1. Breakfast
    The old saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” certainly applies here as many studies have concluded. People who eat breakfast are much less likely to overeat during the day. A high in fibre, low fat bowl of oatmeal with fruit can fill you up for a while, keeping you satisfied up until lunch time, reducing the temptation of snacking.
  2. Spice
    Boost your metabolism with spice – Cayenne, cinnamon, ginger and horseradish. It’s noted that with just a single teaspoon of mustard you can increase your metabolism significantly for up to three hours.
  3. Water
    Many dieters drink eight glasses of water a day. Water supports good hydration, shrinks the appetite and helps with digestion.
  4. Seaweed
    Sea vegetables are rich in iodine, which keeps the thyroid gland from becoming slow which is a cause of weight increase. Simply add 2 tablespoons of chopped, dried seaweed to your meals, salads and soups will work particularly well with this.
  5. Green Tea
    Drinking green tea can encourage thermogenesis. This is the process where the body converts fat into energy. Specifically the caffeine and antioxidant catechins found in green tea aid this process.
  6. Nuts & Seeds
    Polyunsaturated fats such as omega-3 fatty acids found in coldwater fish, nuts, and seeds healthfully satiate and provide valuable energy. So try to eat these whilst reducing your intake of saturated fats which are difficult for the liver to metabolise.
  7. Bee Pollen
    The liver is your body’s chemical plant for fat metabolism. Optimise your livers detoxifying affects by taking bee pollen and sarsaparilla. In addition Milk thistle extract taken very day can also regenerate liver cells.
  8. Evening Primrose and St John’s Wort
    Stave off hunger and lift your mood with a daily dose of St. John’s Wort and evening primrose oil. These stave off hunger and help lift your mood by stimulating serotonin.

Originally posted 2014-04-25 12:10:48.