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ALTERNATIVE CARE
  • 4 Steps to Heal Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Disease

    Dr. Josh Axe

    Leaky gut syndrome is a rapidly growing condition that millions of people are struggling with and don’t even know it.  From the sound of it, you might think leaky gut syndrome only affects the digestive system but in reality it can lead to many other health conditions.

     

    According to research, leaky gut could be the cause of your food allergies, low energy, joint pain, thyroid disease, autoimmune conditions and slow metabolism.

     

    In this article I will outline specifically how you can heal leaky gut syndrome and breakthrough the health problems you’ve been struggling with.

     

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    Natural Remedies for ADHD

    Dr. Josh Axe

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are neurological and behavior-related conditions that cause difficulty in concentrating, impulsiveness, and excessive energy.

     

    Individuals with ADHD not only have a challenge in concentrating, but have a challenge sitting still. Those with ADHD are typically more disruptive than individuals with ADD.

     

    ADHD often has an onset age of 7, but this disorder can continue through teen years, and well into adulthood. It is estimated that ADHD affects 9% of American children between the ages of 13 and 18, and over 4% of adults.(1)

     

    According to the NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health, “the number of children being diagnosed with ADHD is increasing, but it is unclear why.” Most physicians, and research indicates the increase in ADHD is directly linked to the food we eat.

     

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    Natural Asthma Treatments that Work

    Dr. Josh Axe

    34 million Americans have asthma. 8 million of these are children. Asthma is behind 12.8 million missed school days every year and 10.1 million missed work days. Asthma costs America $14.7 billion a year. $6.2 billion of this is spent on prescription medications for asthma–drugs that treat, and sometimes worsen, the symptoms.

    Asthma medications have a host of side effects: they affect the endocrine system and the immune system. They contribute to yeast growth and osteoporosis. They even come to cause asthmatic reactions after a while.

     

    Research has found that the inhalant albuterol alters genes in children so that asthma attacks are 30% more likely.

     

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    Natural Eczema Remedies and Treatment

    Dr. Josh Axe

    A common skin disorder, eczema causes dry, red, itchy skin that can blister or crack.  Eczema is generally caused by an allergic response to foods, chemicals, or other substances such as perfumes or soaps.

    Also, this initial sensitivity can be caused by poor digestion and conditions like leaky gut.

     

    Stress, heredity, medications, and immune deficiencies can also contribute to eczema and dermatitis.

     

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    Ear Tubes May Not Have Long-Term Benefits for Kids with Ear Infection

    Dr. Mercola

    Middle ear infection, or otitis media, is one of the most common childhood afflictions, impacting up to 90 percent of children at least once before the age of 10.1 In most cases, ear infections clear up easily on their own and pose little long-term consequences.

     

    But in some children, the infections become chronic, which may describe an ear infection that does not heal or recurring ear infections in a short period of time. This can cause temporary hearing loss, which also potentially poses a risk to speech development.

     

    It is this latter concern that often prompts physicians to recommend ear tubes for the child, but research regarding its effectiveness suggests the long-term benefits of this surgery may be negligible, or even non-existent.

     

    Because there’s so much confusion in conventional medicine on how to best treat ear infections, I wanted to highlight what some of the most recent research suggests works best… as well as offer proven natural treatments as well. But first, a bit of background about the different types of ear infections and their potential complications.

     

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    Children’s Herbal Bath for Rashes and Hives

    Genevieve

    It is very disheartening to watch your child in discomfort due to a rash or hives. Rashes are for the most part a mystery even to western medicine, we know it is an inflammation of the skin but finding the exact cause can be difficult. Thankfully, we can relieve the symptoms (redness, inflammation, pain, itching) with the help of alternative medicine.

     

    Epson salts has been used for centuries since Hippocrates used to treat ailments with salt water, and it is widely recommended by practitioners of both western and holistic medicine. However, it’s use for kids has not been well-researched. Magnesium sulfate, the name for this naturally occurring  compound, helps in many ways from regulating over 300 enzymes in the body to eliminating toxins from the cells. And because there is no doubt of it’s therapeutic properties it is okay to use for children but always err in the side caution. My rule of thumb is to use half a cup per bath tub for kids over 12 months, and 1/4 cup for babies under 12 months.

     

Urinary Tract Health:

 

  • "The Cranberry Juice 'Myth' Most Women Still Believe…"

    Dr. Mercola

    D-Mannose is a nutritional supplement that can be found in cranberries, peaches, apples, other berries, and some plants.

     

    At some time in their lives, one out of every five women will experience less-than-optimal urinary tract health. And, it's not just women who are concerned with urinary tract health – men are, too.

     

    It's entirely possible that your urinary tract health could be less than optimal… and you don't even know it. You've probably heard of a number of ways to support optimal urinary tract health. And I bet cranberry juice is one of the things you think can do it the best…

     

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    D-Mannose for UTI Prevention Validated in a Clinical Trial

    Dr. Mercola

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type of infection in the body, sending more than eight million people to their health care providers every year in the US alone.1

     

    Women suffer from UTIs far more often than men, and more than 50 percent of women will develop a UTI during her lifetime. For about 20 percent of women, the infection becomes recurrent and some will suffer from three or more UTIs a year.

     

    This is concerning, as the treatment most often recommended by conventional medicine is antibiotics. For those with recurrent infections, low doses of antibiotics may be prescribed daily for six months or more which increase the risk of developing antibiotic-resistant strains.

     

    Additionally, antibiotics kill even the friendly micro-organisms in your body, leading to major disruptions in health (including an increased risk of yeast infections, among other issues, in women). If you suffer from UTIs on occasion or more frequently, there's a natural treatment you should know about that is effective in more than 90 percent of cases.

     

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    D-Mannose for Bladder and Kidney Infections

    Dr. Jonathan V. Wright, MD

    A little girl’s parents are told she’ll likely need a kidney transplant since her chronic kidney infections aren’t yielding to antibiotics anymore…..

     

    Another little girl with a genetic disorder has been on continuous antibiotics for nearly two years because of kidney and bladder infections….

     

    An adult woman gets a bladder infection every time she has sex… And literally millions of women and girls (and a very few boys and men) each year have at least one episode of acute bladder infection (“cystitis”). Routine treatment of bladder and kidney infections involves antibiotics and antimicrobials. As the first three cases (described later) will illustrate, in over 90% of bladder and kidney infections, antibiotics are actually an inferior treatment choice. The treatment of choice for initial treatment of most urinary tract infections is D-mannose.

     

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    D-Mannose for IC

    Healing Interstitial Cystitis

    I recently met a woman who told me that her urologist believes she may have IC. She had a bladder infection a couple months back, but after a round of antibiotics and negative UTI results, she still isn’t feeling quite right and the pain, frequency and urgency, while not as prominent, are still lingering.

     

    Sound familiar?

     

    She started taking D-Mannose 3 times a day and her symptoms began to subside.

     

    This really got me thinking about D-Mannose’s role in the treatment of IC. This woman is by far not the only person to claim that D-Mannose has eliminated or reduced their interstitial cystitis symptoms.

     

    Let’s take a closer look at this natural supplement and its application in the natural treatment of IC.

     

Media Resources

Dr. Josh Axe: Benefits of the Ketogenic Diet

Dr. Josh Axe: How to Cure Candida in 6 Steps

Dr. Josh Axe: How to Cure an Ear Infection Fast

Dr. Josh Axe: How to Cure Acne: 4 Secrets to Naturally Getting Rid of Acne Forever

Urinary Tract Health Support

Dr. Mercola

The Gerson Miracle

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