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Antibacterial & Antiviral Herbs and How To Use Them

Edward A. Ullmann - 03-Jul-2015
Before using antibacterial or antiviral herbs, it is suggested that you consult an herbal medicine guide or herbalist for exact dosing instructions. Your body is unique and your specific needs will likely be unique as well. Antibacterial Herbs: Calendula (Calendula officinalis): Calendula can be used in first-aid to heal wounds, prevent infection and treat pink eye. It can be prepared in different ways, including infusions, tinctures, lotions and ointments. No known precautions. ..Read More

Brain Health

Ed Ullmann - 27-Jan-2016
Facts: The brain is the control center for the body and is our most powerful organ. The brain has many distinct regions, each of which is responsible for different functions (for example, the hippocampus is the center of memory & learning & links emotions and behavior, judgment and movement; the cerebral neocortex controls conscious thought; the cerebellum controls balance and coordination and the brain stem connects the brain to the spinal cord). When cells in a particular regi..Read More

Cold & Flu:

Ed Ullmann - 06-Feb-2015
FACTS: Cold or Flu? There's no surefire way to tell the early symptoms apart. Usually, colds are milder (runny or stuffy nose dominant) and come on slower. The flu or Influenza virus is usually more severe and comes on suddenly. Fever, body aches, chills, chest discomfort/cough, headache, sore throat, stuffy nose and total exhaustion or lack of energy are common symptoms. In children – nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are often a problem. Colds can last from between 2-5 days or ..Read More

COLD SORE TREATMENT

Edward A. Ullmann - 29-Aug-2016
FACTS: Cold sores are usually caused by herpes simplex virus type 1. The virus is often contracted in childhood or adolescence and lays dormant at the base of nerve endings and appears to be triggered into an outbreak by a challenged immune system (stress, tired, illness), foo allergies, excessive sun exposure and exposure to cold/chapped lips or nutritional deficiencies. Most individuals are asymptomatic and never experience a herpes outbreak. Recurrent outbreaks of cold sores occur in a..Read More

Constipation

Ed Ullmann - 10-Sep-2014
FACTS: One of the most common digestive disturbances of the digestive tract which can affect people of all ages. Constipation is the decreased frequency, or slowing, of natural peristalsis (intestinal contractions), resulting in harder stools, bowels that do not move regularly, or are not completely emptied when they move. Accumulated feces in the colon can cause attending pain and toxic reactions. The colon is the main reservoir for feces (mainly in the rectum) before defecation...Read More

Digestive Disorders

Ed Ullmann - 10-Sep-2014
FACTS: Estimated that some form of digestive disorder affects over 100 million Americans or 1/3rd of U.S. Worldwide, digestive disorders vary widely depending on diet, history and culture. For example, less problems in Asian cultures; more problems in Eastern European nations. Modern diets has resulted in 44% of Americans being afflicted with heartburn, 5% of population with peptic ulcer disease (caused by bacteria) and 20-40% plagued by non-ulcer dyspepsia (ups..Read More

Dry Skin Management

Ed Ullmann - 11-Sep-2014
FACTS: Dry skin (rough, dry and sometimes redness or scaly skin) is a common condition that can impact one's level of discomfort and quality of life. Patients may experience symptoms of itching (can effect sleep & cause irritability), tightness, pain, tingling, or stinging . Our skin is divided into 3 main tissue areas or layers: the hypodermis (storage of fat), the dermis (middle layer; rich in blood & nerve supply) and the outermost layer the epidermis. Our ski..Read More

Fiber

Ed Ullmann - 10-Sep-2014
ABOUT: Fiber or "roughage" is the indigestible parts of foods. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate. It passes through the digestive tract without being absorbed. Some of fiber's asserted effects include prevention of heart disease, lowering the chances of developing diabetes, warding off colon polyps and colon cancer, decreasing cholesterol, helping to alleviate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and the possibility of averting pancreatic cancer. Fiber's most desirable effect is keeping p..Read More

Gout

Ed Ullmann - 15-Sep-2014
FACTS: Gout is one the most painful forms of arthritis. It occurs when too much uric acid builds up in the body (tiny crystals deposit in joints & soft tissue). There is no real cure for gout. Treatment is aimed at controlling symptoms and preventing future attacks. All humans and different cultures can be impacted by gout. However, it is rarely seen in men before adolescence or women before menopause. Men are at higher risk of developing gout than women. ..Read More

Hemorrhoids

- 10-Sep-2014
FACTS Hemorrhoids happen when the blood vessels in the anal canal and anus swell up, stretching the tissues and skin around the vessels (varicose veins of the rectum). Half of all Americans will suffer from hemorrhoids at some time in their life. Repeated constipation (or other problems in the colon or GI tract) is the number one cause of hemorrhoids. The resulting straining of the blood vessels can then push the bulging veins to the outside of the anus. If the constipation is hard enough ..Read More

Honey and its Health Benefits

- 10-Sep-2014
FACTS: Used throughout the world (especially raw honey made by local bees) as a great healing agent. Special formulas and applications are passed down through families for many generations. Honey wisdom is especially strong in Africa, India, Indonesia and China. Is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including enzymes, vitamins, minerals, water, amino acids and antioxidants (helps to reverse the aging process). A 100% pure and natural sweetener (swe..Read More

Immune System

Ed Ullmann - 11-Feb-2015
FACTS: Our immune system is an integrated system of biological structures (skin, thymus gland [T Cells], tonsils, bone marrow [releases white blood cells] and the lymphatic system) and processes within an organism (digestion, gene expression, cell growth, detoxification) that protects us against disease-causing micro-organisms or germs (bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi) and chronic illness. When the immune system fights a real infection for the first tine, it creates "memory cells". If ..Read More

Internal Cleansing

Ed Ullmann - 15-Sep-2014
Internal cleansing, also known as detoxification, is an essential element in obtaining and maintaining health (strengthening the immune system). Colon cleansing is especially useful in cleansing the body of unwanted toxins, colon build-up and parasites. Internal cleansing can be accomplished through fasting, natural remedies or through medical techniques, such as colonic irrigation. Fasting. Used by individuals throughout the world to help the body detoxify from the many toxins suc..Read More

Laboratory: Key Guidelines

Ed Ullmann - 15-Sep-2014
LIPID PANEL: Cholesterol, Total: 125-200 Mg/DL HDL Cholesterol : < 40 MG/DL Cholesterol/HDL Ratio: < 5.0 LDL Cholesterol: < 130 Mg/DL (< 100 for patients with CHD or Diabetes; <70 for Diabetic patients with known heart disease. Triglycerides: < 150 Mg/DL METABOLIC PANEL: Glucose, Fasting: 65-99 Mg/D..Read More

Lice

Edward A. Ullmann - 29-Sep-2016
Facts: Six to 12 million kids in the U.S. get lice each year Lice are parasites that cannot survive without a human host. They have no wings, cannot fly and do not carry any disease. They can only live a day or two off the scalp Live adult head lice are generally visible (about the size of a sesame seed) and lay or secrete their eggs (nits) right onto the shaft of hair especially near the scalp Head lice spread by close person-to-person contact especially head-to-head contact (very co..Read More

Muscle Aches & Stiffness

Ed Ullmann - 15-Sep-2014
FACTS: Muscle aches and pains are common and can involve more than one muscle. Muscle pain can also involve ligaments, tendons, and fascia (soft tissues that connect muscles, bones & organs). Muscle pain is most frequently related to tension or stress (i.e. financial worries), injury or trauma including sprains and strains & overuse or muscle injury from exercise, poor lifting technique or physically-demanding work. Pain tends to involve specific muscles and starts ..Read More

Sleeping Disorders

Ed Ullmann - 10-Sep-2014
FACTS: More than 100 million Americans (30% of us) experience some type of sleep disorder. 60 million experience insomnia regularly (40% of women; 30% of men). Sleep disorders are grouped by category: Problems falling and staying asleep (insomnia): Most common. Episodes may come and go and last up to 3 weeks (be short-term) or be long-lasting (chronic). Problems staying awake (excessive daytime sleepiness; feel tired all the time): Causes i..Read More

Smoking

Ed Ullmann - 18-Sep-2014
FACTS: According to the CDC, 45.3 million people, or 19.3% of all adults (aged 18 or older) smoke cigarettes in the United States (was close to 40% in 1970). % is even higher in other parts of the world like China and Eastern Europe. More men (21.5%) smoke than women (17.3%). Smoking drops to 9.5% for adults 65 and over. White & black Americans about the same; Hispanics 12.5%. Education is a big indicator: 45.2% of adults with a GED diploma smoke while only 6.3% of ..Read More

Sunscreens

Ed Ullmann - 15-Sep-2014
FACTS: Sunlight exposes ones’ skin to ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. UVA rays age and wrinkle skin; UVB rays cause sunburn. Both contribute to skin cancer. One bad sunburn alone can increase ones cancer risk. Repeated sunburns or constant sun exposure increases ones risk (aging and young). Sunscreen products must block both UVA & UVB rays. Broad Spectrum products filter out most UVA & UVB rays, but not all. Zinc Oxide white oi..Read More

Treating Hypothyroidism Naturally

Edward A. Ullmann - 06-Apr-2016
Facts: The thyroid gland is our chief organ for energy and metabolism. It is located in the neck below the Adam's apple. Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid which is not producing enough thyroid hormone. Hyperthyroidism relates to an overactive thyroid. More than 12% of the U.S. population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime. Women are 5-8 times more likely than men. Worldwide, iodine deficiency is the #1 cause of hypothyroidism. In America, #1 cause is when t..Read More

URINARY TRACT INFECTION / "UTI"

Emily Kaminski - 17-Sep-2015
Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) occur when bacteria (such as E. Coli from the rectum) infects the skin surrounding the urethra (the hole/opening where urine leaves the body). From there the bacteria can then work their way into the bladder and up to the kidneys which can cause severe illness. Who can get a UTI? - Anyone and Everyone! Women tend to be more susceptible due to their anatomy (having a shorter urethra). Women going through menopause/post menopausal experience a sharp dr..Read More